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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Join the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Sunday, October 29 from  12 p.m. – 5 p.m., for a day of “American Muscle”! The museum will be hosting a car show with the cars integrated with the aircraft on the flightline. Registration is open to anyone. Museum members are $15 and non-members are $20 to...
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Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

The Aww…Shucks Oyster Social fundraiser held on Saturday, September 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum celebrated the Dee of St. Mary’s, one of the few remaining sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. The event raised over $22,000 and proceeds will support a new endowment to keep this wonderful Chesapeake vessel sailing into the future. “Aww… Shucks was a...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

An astonishing weekend left retired short-haul trucker William Franklin short of words except where it counted – on his Maryland Lottery Deluxe Crossword scratch-off. That’s because the 67-year-old Waldorf resident’s game contained six red words and delivered a $50,000 top prize! Although retired, William likes to stay busy and drives a bus for field trips, weddings...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28 to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28  to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host their annual trick-or-treating festival, Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be! For the 18th year, youngsters and their families are invited...
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UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s dressed as Nintendo character Mario. He has a Piranha Plant and a mushroom person out there with him. Stop by and see him soon, who knows how long it will take until Santa shows up. UPDATE 12/1/2016: SpongeBob has his Santa Claus Suit on, stop...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/10/2017 is SNICKERS Featured Pet: Snickers Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 CLICK HERE to see Procedures on Rescue’s site. Snickers is a beautiful 8-year-old Pomeranian Mix.  He is sociable, fun...
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Majors joins CCPS as Executive Director of Human Resources

Majors joins CCPS as Executive Director of Human Resources

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has a new executive director of human resources. Joining the school system with more than 20 years of human resources experience is Nikial Majors. The Board of Education of Charles County approved Majors’ appointment last month and she began in her position last week. Prior to joining CCPS, Majors...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/4/17 is DIAMOND Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Whippet/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Diamond is a sweet and friendly 6-year-old Whippet/Pit bull mix who found herself abandoned by her owner at the local...
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Volunteers Needed for WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many”

Volunteers Needed for WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many”

WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many” is a winter emergency sheltering program for the homeless in St. Mary’s County, and we are in need of volunteers to help with registration and driving vans. There are many more homeless men and women in St. Mary’s County than the shelters have space for. WARM was established out...
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Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group, Power Jam Music Alliance and WTG Sound & Promotion have teamed up to promote a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser on Sunday, October 8, 2017,  from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This indoor/outdoor festival will benefit those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through the American Red Cross. Their outdoor stage...
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‘Laps for Life’ Event Commemorates National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

‘Laps for Life’ Event Commemorates National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

At the eighth annual “Laps for Life” walk/run/relay event held here Sept. 21, military members, civilians, contractors and their family members walked or ran 12 laps around the track to remember this sobering statistic and to commemorate National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. “This is an incredibly important event,” said Capt. Jason Hammond, commanding officer...
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Local Volunteers Recognized as “Beautiful” Calvert County People

Local Volunteers Recognized as “Beautiful” Calvert County People

The Board of County Commissioners honored 12 Calvert County residents for their volunteer efforts during the 2017 Calvert You Are Beautiful awards program Sept. 26. The 12 recipients were nominated for their work with a variety of Calvert County organizations. The annual event celebrates those who give freely of their time and effort to...
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Charles County Celebrates Port Tobacco River Park Ribbon Cutting

Charles County Celebrates Port Tobacco River Park Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, the Board of Commissioners participated in the ribbon cutting of Charles County’s newest park, the Port Tobacco River Park/ Tom Roland Natural Resource Area (7685 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco). Tom Roland, a former Charles County Government employee, worked with the county for 38 years and was instrumental in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/27/2017 GREGORY   Featured Pet: Gregory Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Gregory is a 4-year-old Shepard Mix.  He has thrived since coming into rescue.  He has completed obedience training from Think like...
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Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Are you $50,000 richer this morning? Check your Bonus Match 5 ticket to see if you are our lucky winner! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding a top-prize winning ticket from the Sunday, Sept. 24 drawing. F&W Convenience in Fort Washington sold the winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 3, 8,...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following October monthly promotions and reminders: Cat Appreciation Month (Monday, Oct. 2 to Tuesday, Oct. 31)  In honor of National Cat Day on Oct. 29, the shelter will offer feline friends at a discounted rate during October. Senior cats 6 years old and over will...
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$8 Million Improvement Plan for Fort Smallwood Park Announced

$8 Million Improvement Plan for Fort Smallwood Park Announced

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh today announced the County plans to invest more than $8 million to improve Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena. “This investment will continue to improve the experience for our citizens who enjoy the majesty of Fort Smallwood Park,” said Schuh. “These improvements to Fort Smallwood will ensure it remains...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNOOPY

Wednesday’s Pet is SNOOPY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/20/2017 SNOOPY     Featured Pet: Snoopy Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Snoopy is an adorable 6-month-old Beagle.  He is lovable, happy and smart.  Puppies are so adorable, but please give careful consideration to...
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Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, in partnership with University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata Town Police, Charles County Rescue Squad 51, Walmart and Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS), are conducting a free child safety seat check from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23 at the Walmart in...
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Patuxent River Appreciation Days 2017

Patuxent River Appreciation Days 2017

Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 40th year on October 7 and 8 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum admission is free. The arts and craft show with over twenty five...
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Charles County Commissioners Proclaim National Recovery Month

Charles County Commissioners Proclaim National Recovery Month

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed September as National Recovery Month. The observance promotes the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders; celebrates people in recovery; commends treatment and service providers’ contributions; and promotes that recovery in all forms is possible. The County Commissioners also...
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