Community

New Member Needed for MetCom Board

New Member Needed for MetCom Board

Do you have a desire to make a difference by serving your community? The St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners wants to hear from you! Citizens are sought to fill a vacancy on the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) Board. Those interested must reside in the 2nd or 9th election district in order to serve. Applications will...
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Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Celebrate La Plata, the Annual Spring Festival comes to La Plata Town Hall on Saturday, April 27th from 12 noon to 4PM. This family event will include free activities for children of all ages, live entertainment, craft vendors, delicious food for sale and the La Plata Bed Races. Over 40 craft and business vendors...
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Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course Opens April 26

Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course Opens April 26

The Charles County Parks Division invites the public to the grand opening of the Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. The Southern Maryland Disc Golf Club (SMDGC) is co-sponsoring the event, which is open to all ages. This 18-hole course will officially be opened to the public...
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Paint the Town Purple

Paint the Town Purple

The American Cancer Society will “Paint the Town Purple” in celebration of its annual Relay For Life event. On May 3, Relay For Life volunteers will be contacting area groups, churches, and businesses to encourage community members to form teams for the Relay For Life of Calvert County. This is the community’s opportunity to...
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Hospital Awarded Funds for Pink Ribbon Project

Hospital Awarded Funds for Pink Ribbon Project

The Maryland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen recently awarded MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) a grant of $75,482 to assist uninsured and under insured women of all ages in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties. This is the sixth consecutive year the Maryland affiliate of Komen awarded a grant to the hospital. Free...
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Get On Movement Host’s a Bus Trip to the University of Virginia

Get On Movement Host’s a Bus Trip to the University of Virginia

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 the GET ON Movement hosted a bus trip to the University of Virginia’s 20th Anniversary Spring Game. The group consisted of 24 of St. Mary’s youth athletes of all sports, ranging from 7 to 18 years of age and the Founder of the GET ON Movement, Former UVA Football...
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SMECO Announces Second Solar Project

SMECO Announces Second Solar Project

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has entered into a power purchase agreement with an affiliate of juwi solar Inc. (JSI) to develop, design and construct the 10.0-megawatt (MW) Rockfish Solar facility. JSI will construct and operate the facility through a wholly-owned subsidiary, and SMECO will purchase all generated energy, capacity, and solar renewable energy...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotional Schedule

Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotional Schedule

For the lucky 7th season of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball, the team has been busy working on some great new promotions, giveaways, and appearances along with some of the traditional favorites of Crustacean Nation. The Blue Crabs are announcing the top 25 promotions for the 2014 season in a five-part series. This week...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect involved in the robbery of an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. On March 19 at 9:50 a.m., a male suspect approached an employee who was exiting the...
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And the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are …

And the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are …

We’re happy to announce that the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are … (drumroll please) Angela Stalcup and Chris Kalnasy! Angela and Chris were couple No. 1 in our voting. They’ve won a dream wedding valued at more than $28,000 and featuring the work of Southern Maryland’s best wedding service providers....
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Avoid Illnesses from Eggs and Chicks During Easter

Avoid Illnesses from Eggs and Chicks During Easter

The Maryland Department of Agriculture reminds citizens that incorrectly handling eggs or live poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, can cause serious illnesses, and any plans to decorate eggs or purchase chicks for the Easter or Passover holidays should be undertaken with care and forethought. “MDA’s Food Quality Assurance Section enforces the Maryland Egg...
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Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

With live music set to return to Southern Maryland during the 2014 summer at the Guitars & Stripes Country Music Fest on Saturday, May 24th, the Blue Crabs announced that the final spot to perform during the Country Music Fest will be determined through the Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off. On April 3rd at...
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Calvert County Crime Solvers Case of the Week

Calvert County Crime Solvers Case of the Week

Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for the recent series of thefts from automobiles that occurred in the Lusby area in the early morning hours of April 13. Electronic equipment and cash was stolen out of numerous vehicles...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Rudy

Wednesday’s Pet is Rudy

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/16/14 is Rudy Featured Pet: Rudy Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Rudy is a 7-year-old sweet male beagle that is in need of a forever home. He was lucky enough at the...
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Apply for National Board Certification

Apply for National Board Certification

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers and specialists who hold a Standard Professional or Advanced Professional Certificate and have a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in Charles County on a Maryland professional certificate are eligible to apply for National Board Certification (NBC). Applicants must submit a candidate packet, which includes a...
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Huntingtown Teen Headed to National Fifrefighter Competition in Missouri

Huntingtown Teen Headed to National Fifrefighter Competition in Missouri

On Saturday April 5, 2014 Huntingtown VFD member, Gabriel Robinson participated in a state-wide firefighting competition in Anne Arundel County. Gabriel has been a junior member of the Huntingtown department for the past year and is currently a student in the Calvert County High School cadet program. Students in this curriculum leave school early every...
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Celebrate Spring with the Sound of Sun Boxes

Celebrate Spring with the Sound of Sun Boxes

Join Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum for a special art installation. This one-time event will feature artist Craig Colorusso’s signature Sun Boxes, a sound installation consisting of twenty speakers powered by solar panels. The Sun Boxes will be onsite at JPPM on Saturday, May 3, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event is...
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Ruble Named National Junior College Athletic Association Vice President

Ruble Named National Junior College Athletic Association Vice President

The College of Southern Maryland Lead Director of Student Life and Athletics Michelle Ruble was elected second vice president for women of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) beginning in August for two years. Ruble is the eighth individual to hold this position since 1975 when the NJCAA became the nation’s first co-ed...
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Sign up now for the 2014 Tot Olympics Games

Sign up now for the 2014 Tot Olympics Games

Magnify your Olympic spirit and watch as your toddler brings their Olympic dream to life. Register your tot for the 2014 Tot Olympics Games event on Saturday, May 10 at Westlake High School (3300 Middletown Road, Waldorf) from 10 a.m. to noon. Opening ceremonies start promptly at 10 a.m. Fun-filled events for children ages...
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Carol Eaton Named Agnes Meyer Award Winner

Carol Eaton Named Agnes Meyer Award Winner

Gale-Bailey Elementary School first-grade teacher Carol Eaton was introduced to teaching when she was an elementary school student. A teacher at her school took a leave of absence and Eaton, who was a fourth grader at the time, was asked to assist the substitute during reading lessons for first graders. She said although she...
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2013 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

2013 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

The St. Mary’s County Health Department presented Gold Star certificates to 26 food service facilities who achieved superior food safety standards during 2013 at an awards ceremony held April 9th in Leonardtown. Dr. Meena Brewster, Health Officer, presented the awards. St. Mary’s County Commissioner President Jack Russell and Robin Finnacom, Acting Director at the...
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Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Hosts 6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Hosts 6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is holding its 6th annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction on April 26, 2014 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Solomon’s Island. Event begins at 6:30 pm, will end at 9:00 pm. Ticket price is $25.00 per person. You may purchase tickets at our Restore in...
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Sotterley Farmer’s Market Date Change

Sotterley Farmer’s Market Date Change

Good Afternoon from Sotterley Plantation! Due to the wild winter our farmers need some extra growing time, therefore our NEW START DATE for the Sotterley Farmer’s Market will be Saturday, May 24th, 2014! Please help us to spread the word to the public. Many Thanks! DATE CHANGE! New Start Date: Saturday, MAY 24th, 2014!...
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5K Fun Run/Walk & Dog Walk

5K Fun Run/Walk & Dog Walk

Put on your running shoes and enjoy a nice run on the waterfront and forested trails of Greenwell State Park. Or, bring your dog for a fun walk on a pet-only designated trail. All proceeds benefit the Greenwell Foundation’s Therapeutic riding Program and Smiles for Life. Saturday, June 7, 9am – 2pm Pavilion, Greenwell...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Summer Registration is Open

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Summer Registration is Open

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is pleased to announce the registration period for the 2014 Summer Activities is now open. Registration for the summer programs will be open between April 1, 2014 and May 30, 2014. The summer Fine Arts Camps are for students completing grades 3 – 8. The goal of this program...
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