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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cookery and offer delicious and budget-friendly deals during the fifth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your favorite fare...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is excited to announce they now accept ONLINE donations! All donations go to their Veterans Assistance Fund, which is used to assist the residents as their needs arise such as dental and optometry costs, Final Honors arrangements, personal care items, various sponsorship projects, and activities in and outside the home....
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Somers Students, Staff Shoot Hoops for a Great Cause

Somers Students, Staff Shoot Hoops for a Great Cause

Students and staff at Milton M. Somers Middle School battled each other on the basketball court last week to benefit the American Heart Association’s Hoops For Heart program. Students could donate a minimum of $2 to the cause and earn a chance to play basketball against a team of teachers. Students were able to...
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Job Fairs Help Those Looking for Summer and Seasonal Jobs

Job Fairs Help Those Looking for Summer and Seasonal Jobs

The Calvert County Parks and Recreation Division announced today it is expanding its annual Student Job Fairs to include anyone looking for summer or seasonal employment. In addition, Parks and Recreation is adding a third fair in southern Calvert County. Mark your calendar for the following three Parks and Recreation Summer Job Fairs: •...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 02-15-17 JOEY Featured Pet: Joey Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (14 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Joey is beautiful red 3-year-old Chihuahua Mix.  This adorable boy is loveable, affectionate and...
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Lottery Luck Gives Retired Postal Worker A Special Delivery

Lottery Luck Gives Retired Postal Worker A Special Delivery

A Prince George’s County woman stopped at a favorite Maryland Lottery retailer last week for a scratch-off, hoping to tap into the same luck that produced a $10,000 win last March. The 50x The Cash instant game she selected gave the retired postal worker a special delivery that met her hopes tenfold. Having spare...
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2017 Visitors Guide Showcases Why Calvert County Is a Favorite Destination

2017 Visitors Guide Showcases Why Calvert County Is a Favorite Destination

The 2017 Calvert County Visitors Guide is now available. Use the Visitors Guide to find information on shopping, restaurants and visitor attractions like Calvert Cliffs State Park, Breezy Point Beach & Campground, Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the Patuxent Wine Trail and many other fun and fascinating attractions. The guide also...
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Graphic Design Student Chosen for Disney Dreamers Academy

Graphic Design Student Chosen for Disney Dreamers Academy

St. Charles High School junior Antjuan Goodwin dreams of becoming a graphic artist after he graduates in two years. He splits his school day between classes at St. Charles and the Interactive Media Production program at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, where he is learning how to make his dream come to life....
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $100,000 Scratch Off

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $100,000 Scratch Off

Good things happened in threes for lucky St. Mary’s County resident “Charlene,” who bought three Maryland Lottery scratch-offs and won all three times. Her most prestigious prize on the day of her winning streak was $100,000 on the Maximum Jackpot game. “I really don’t play on a regular basis,” said the federal government employee....
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Wednesday’s Pet is Thelma

Wednesday’s Pet is Thelma

Wednesday’s Pet for 02/08/17 is Thelma Featured Pet: Thelma Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Thelma is a beautiful 4-year-old Hound Mix. She is very affectionate and loves to play ball. Thelma...
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VIDEO: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Burning Vehicle

VIDEO: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Burning Vehicle

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m., M/Cpl. Don Kabala of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was in the parking lot of an auto dealership in the 2900 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf assisting the Maryland State Police with a DWI arrest when he heard a collision nearby. M/Cpl. Kabala pulled...
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Hollywood Woman Wins $30,000 Playing Keno at Moose Lodge in Hollywood

Hollywood Woman Wins $30,000 Playing Keno at Moose Lodge in Hollywood

A 51-year-old Hollywood resident is living the good life after winning $30,000 playing Keno, her favorite Maryland Lottery game. Eleanor Evitts was with her sister Denise Lane at the Patuxent Moose Lodge in Hollywood when Eleanor became an instant celebrity. The lucky winner has been playing Keno weekly at the lodge for years. The...
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Somers teacher selected for Space Foundation liaison program

Somers teacher selected for Space Foundation liaison program

Milton M. Somers Middle School teacher David Wood developed a love for space, science and math at a young age. “I was always into space and math as a kid. I liked to use math and science to figure out connections and how things worked,” he said. Fast forward to 2017 and Wood is...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins Second Big Lottery Prize in Six Months

St. Mary’s County Man Wins Second Big Lottery Prize in Six Months

A lucky 21-year-old Southern Maryland resident just claimed his second large Lottery prize in six months. He discovered his $100,000 top-prize winning Super Crossword scratch-off last week at Twist Wine and Spirits in Lexington Park. The California, Md. man purchased some crossword-style scratch-offs and took them home to play. Once home, he scratched off...
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$50,000 Powerball Win Keeps Auto Technician’s Engine Humming

$50,000 Powerball Win Keeps Auto Technician’s Engine Humming

A routine trip to pick up the weekly groceries turned exciting when a Berwyn Heights resident checked his Powerball ticket. He discovered that little piece of paper in his wallet was worth a wad! The lucky man matched five of six numbers in the Jan. 25 drawing to win the game’s $50,000 prize. The...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/1/17 is HARRY Featured Pet: HARRY Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (18 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Harry is an almost 1-year-old beagle-dachshund mix. He is well socialized and always happy. Harry is still young...
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Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

The life of a bird in the winter is more stressful than many people think – days are often windy and cold; nights are long and even colder. The berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered or been consumed, and most insects have died or become dormant. Finding food can be especially challenging...
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Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is pleased to announce that Retired Deputy Fire Chief Tyrone Wells and Assistant Fire Chief Darren O. Ware were recognized as The Knights of Columbus “Career Fire Fighter of the Year.” The award presentation was made on Saturday, January 28th, at the Knights of Columbus...
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Charles County Entrepreneur Nabs $50,000 Powerball Prize

Charles County Entrepreneur Nabs $50,000 Powerball Prize

A Charles County businessman’s visit to his favorite Maryland Lottery retailer to buy a Powerball ticket for the Jan. 7 drawing made him the biggest winner in the state that night. The entrepreneur visited the Hughesville Sunoco, located at 8144 Leonardtown Road in Hughesville, to buy a $10 quick-pick ticket for the Saturday night...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WHITEY

Wednesday’s Pet is WHITEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 1-25-17 WHITEY Featured Pet: Whitey Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: American Bully Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Whitey and two females were surrendered to a local shelter. While in rescue, we have learned Whitey walks great on a leash and is...
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Calvert County Commissioners to Name Animal Shelter After Former Commissioner Linda Kelley

Calvert County Commissioners to Name Animal Shelter After Former Commissioner Linda Kelley

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced today it will dedicate a new Prince Frederick animal shelter in honor of former Calvert County Commissioner Linda Kelley. The Owings resident is widely known as a vocal and committed advocate of animal rights and their safe and humane treatment. The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter...
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CSM Announces Tri-County Job and Career Fair

CSM Announces Tri-County Job and Career Fair

Looking for a job? Plan to attend the 2017 Tri-County Job and Career Fair on March 28 at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus. “The college holds the annual fair as both a service to our students and the community as a whole,” said Lisa Warren, Senior Associate Director of Career Services...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces February Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces February Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following February monthly promotions and reminders: National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (Wednesday, Feb. 1- Tuesday, Feb. 28) February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. When your pet is spayed or neutered, it will improve your pet’s health, reduce unruly behavior, and help you save on the cost of...
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Retired Nurse Still Numb Over $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Retired Nurse Still Numb Over $50,000 Scratch-off Win

After years of playing Maryland Lottery scratch-offs and other games, a retired nurse from Glen Burnie found an instant ticket that delivered a real treat – a $50,000 top prize! “It’s a miracle,” said the happy grandmother of five. “You don’t know how to feel. I still feel kind of numb, kind of otherworldly....
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Nammo to Bring More Than 130 New Manufacturing Jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

Nammo to Bring More Than 130 New Manufacturing Jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

The Nammo Group, based in Norway, will bring more than 130 new manufacturing jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head in Southern Maryland over the next five years. As part of an agreement signed today, Nammo Energetics Indian Head, a Maryland corporation, will partner with the installation’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division...
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