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Commissioners Proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Commissioners Proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

On Tuesday, April 22 the Charles County Commissioners proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Charles County. Every child should have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success. In 2013, Charles County reported 1,582 child abuse and neglect calls. Parents, guardians, educators, community leaders, doctors, law enforcement,...
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The Newtowne Players Present Classic Comedy Barefoot in the Park

The Newtowne Players Present Classic Comedy Barefoot in the Park

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer, and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find — too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get...
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Milton Somers’ Kimberly King Named Teacher of the Year

Milton Somers’ Kimberly King Named Teacher of the Year

For many teachers, their passion and love for education comes from personal learning experiences. For Kimberly King, a mathematics teacher at Milton M. Somers Middle School, her desire to teach started at a young age when she began to maintain a makeshift classroom full of dolls, stuffed animals and a chalkboard. Throughout her childhood,...
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St. Mary’s County Pair 1st to Win with Doubler on Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket

St. Mary’s County Pair 1st to Win with Doubler on Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket

A Southern Maryland couple’s easy-going Sunday ended with an exhilarating celebration after the lucky wife checked their ticket for the Maryland Lottery’s April 20 Bonus Match 5 drawing. In the blink of an eye, the pair discovered three incredible facts. First, they won the top prize of $50,000 in the drawing. Next, they realized...
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Ford’s Drive 4 UR School Event

Ford’s Drive 4 UR School Event

Lexington Park Ford and the Great Mills High School Bands are partnering on April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm for Ford’s Drive 4 UR School event. At this important event, members of our community can support the GMHS Bands simply by taking a test drive in any brand new Ford vehicle! For...
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Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Spring Marks the Start of Tornado Season

Now that tornado season is here, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to be prepared. Tornadoes are violent by nature and capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects like deadly missiles. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground...
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One World Residential Village Student Dormitory Construction Begins

One World Residential Village Student Dormitory Construction Begins

The Calverton School began construction on the One World Residential Village; bringing the school’s already established boarding program onto its 154 acre campus (to date, the school has rented facilities off campus to house student boarders). The Student dormitories are being built to further Calverton’s mission to provide a global academic experience for students,...
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Election Judges Sought for Upcoming Elections

Election Judges Sought for Upcoming Elections

The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections is in need of individuals interested in being an Election Judge for the upcoming primary and general elections. Who can be an Election Judge? You are eligible if you: Are registered to vote in Maryland Are not a candidate for any public or political party office Are...
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Raiders & Invaders Weekend Festival

Raiders & Invaders Weekend Festival

Organizers of the War of 1812 Commemorative Raiders & Invaders weekend festival are seeking artisan vendors to sell their wares on Saturday, June 7, from 12 Noon until 6:00 PM. Raiders & Invaders weekend is a robust blend of historical elements and hometown heritage and culture, including local and period musicians, street theater, artisan...
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Forrest Center Students Win at 41st Annual State Skills USA Competition

Forrest Center Students Win at 41st Annual State Skills USA Competition

Students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center recently participated in the 41st Annual SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships which took place in the greater Baltimore area. The contests that Forrest Center students competed in were as varied as the program offerings at the center. At the awards ceremony, forty-two Forrest Center...
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BalanceLogic Announces Relocation of Headquarters

BalanceLogic Announces Relocation of Headquarters

BalanceLogic, a Southern Maryland based Small Business Solutions Company, has announced an office relocation and expansion. The Maryland based company has moved its main office to the 3rd floor of the Franklin Square Building in Waldorf. The move was prompted by BalanceLogic’s need for additional space to accommodate the significant growth of the company...
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Author Sharon Miner Returns for Book Signing Event

Author Sharon Miner Returns for Book Signing Event

Sharon Miner, author of Beloved Horses in Second Careers, featuring Greenwell’s very own beloved Spot, returns on May 11 for a book signing event. Spot is one of the cover horses (bottom left in attached photo of book cover) in the fourth Beloved Horses book by Tampa, Florida’s, equine and children’s author, Sharon Miner....
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Clean Community Program Initiatives Take Aim at Neighborhood Litter

Clean Community Program Initiatives Take Aim at Neighborhood Litter

Citizens are encouraged to assist the Department of Public Works &Transportation and Maryland SHA in maintaining and improving the visual landscape of our roadsides. Litter just doesn’t appear—it’s a result of careless attitudes and improper waste handling. It is time we entered a new era of environmental responsibility, especially in terms of litter reduction....
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 3

Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 3

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, May 3. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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Final Showing of “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”

Final Showing of “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”

Sotterley Plantation’s War of 1812 Living History “The Choice” is now in its final year of the three year National bicentennial commemoration of this war. As a partner of the Raiders & Invaders event taking place in St. Mary’s County during the first weekend in June, showings of “The Choice” will take place at...
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Blue Crabs to Provide New Sights and Sounds in 2014

Blue Crabs to Provide New Sights and Sounds in 2014

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are set to unveil some exciting new features around Regency Furniture Stadium for the upcoming 2014 season. Gates open at 6:00 PM this Thursday for the 7th Annual Opening Night of Blue Crabs Baseball and fans will get their first chance to see the brand new amenities around the...
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Get Set to Hit the Links for the Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament

Get Set to Hit the Links for the Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament

Golfers from across Southern Maryland are eagerly anticipating the 19th annual Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament, put on by the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks, takes place Friday, June 6 at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course. The event is held in remembrance of Scott Verbic who was a Recreation...
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Animal Shelter Hosts “Momma Mia! The Cats are FREE” Weekend

Animal Shelter Hosts “Momma Mia! The Cats are FREE” Weekend

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is hosting, “Momma Mia! Cats are Free” weekend from Friday, May 9 through Saturday, May 10. The shelter will waive all cat adoption fees in celebration of Mother’s Day. Celebrate by becoming a new mom to one of our homeless cats. View available cats in the free-roaming cat room on...
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STEM Students Soar in Flight-Simulator Class

STEM Students Soar in Flight-Simulator Class

The Flight Academy, located at the Dr. James A. Forrest Technology and Career Center in Leonardtown, Maryland, uses a flight-simulator-based classroom. It combines the thrill of flight, aviation missions, game playing and critical thinking to engage St. Mary’s County students in a learning environment that will foster interest in STEM-related careers. This classroom —...
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SMCWR Sponsors Tour to Virginia Battlefields From La Plata to Wilderness, Spotsylvania Sites

SMCWR Sponsors Tour to Virginia Battlefields From La Plata to Wilderness, Spotsylvania Sites

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table (SMCWR) is hosting the second annual spring bus tour to the Wilderness and Spotsylvania battlefields on Saturday, April 26 leaving from the La Plata Campus of the College of Southern Maryland at 9 a.m. The tour is open to members and nonmembers of the SMCWR. The first...
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Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center’s Fire/Rescue Program is now accepting applicants for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. High School juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll through their respective high school guidance counselors. The program, in conjunction with the University of Maryland’s Fire/Rescue Institute (MFRI), provides the training needed for...
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SMCPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Finals

SMCPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Finals

On April 5, 2014 teams from seven schools in St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) participated in the state tournament for Destination Imagination (DI). This was the sixth year the school system had broad representation at the tournament. Over eighty students, representing Leonardtown Elementary, Town Creek Elementary, Chesapeake Public Charter School, Park Hall Elementary,...
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Make Mother’s Day Memorable at Sotterley

Make Mother’s Day Memorable at Sotterley

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11, 2014, all mothers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at Sotterley Plantation for HALF PRICE on their special day! From noon to 4 p.m., we welcome you and your mother to stroll the blooming Colonial Revival Gardens, walk the plantation grounds...
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Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Calvert County Mobile Phone Photography. 6 to 9 p.m., May 6-8, College of Southern Maryland, Building A, Room 204, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Photography instructor Guy Stephens, former president of the Calvert County Photographers Club, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones as cameras and how mobile phones are changing...
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MD Rt. 4 Transportation Projects in St. Mary’s County

MD Rt. 4 Transportation Projects in St. Mary’s County

Delivering on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s commitment to reduce congestion and enhance highway safety in Southern Maryland, Transportation Secretary James T. Smith, Jr. joined area officials to break ground on the northbound MD 4 widening project at MD 235 and activate a traffic signal along MD 4 at Wildewood Parkway in St. Mary’s County. “Thanks...
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