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Eighth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 6

Eighth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 6

The Charles County Commissioners and the Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco invite residents and visitors to attend the eighth annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco). This event will showcase some of Southern...
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Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes The Onion creator Scott Dikkers on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Dikkers will discuss “The Real Story of Fake News” in what promises to be a hilarious and insightful lecture presented by the Mark...
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La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

The La Plata High School It’s Academic team advances to a semifinals playoff match, set for this Saturday, March 4, as winners of a regional competition recently held at NBC4 studios in Washington, D.C. The team of Captain Justin Cortez, Michael Gill and James Hume earned a total of 580 points in a match...
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Intermittent Closures Overnight on Benedict Bridge

Intermittent Closures Overnight on Benedict Bridge

On Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Maryland State Highway Administration will be working on the new fender system on MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road/Hallowing Point Road) bridge over Patuxent River (“Benedict Bridge”). Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will have a one way flagging operation from 9 p.m....
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Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

The third round of public meetings on the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update will be held in February, March, and April. Five workshops are scheduled, each focused on a different important issue. The first workshop focuses on transportation and is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the College of Southern...
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Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of Marylanders, including here in the Fifth District. The law took a three-pronged approach to address the problems that plagued our health care system by working to bring down the cost of health coverage; increase access to...
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Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

With mild temperatures and sunny skies throughout much of the state, the Maryland Park Service welcomed over 2,000 hikers for First Day Hikes 2017. Staff and volunteers hosted 33 guided hikes at 21 state parks on New Year’s Day. From beachside marshes to rocky cliffs, each park offered its own unique adventure and walk. A...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan today unveiled the 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative, a comprehensive legislative package that will provide incentives for the creation of thousands of jobs and $5 million in strategic investments in education and workforce training to put even more Marylanders back to work. As the centerpiece of this initiative, the governor announced the...
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Chronicles of the Freedom War: A look at Civil War sites within state parks

Chronicles of the Freedom War: A look at Civil War sites within state parks

As a border slave state that remained loyal to the Union, the State of Maryland played a key role in the American Civil War, one of our nation’s most important and bloody conflicts. The Old Line State saw many of the same political and social conflicts over slavery, secession and states’ rights that played...
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Logistics Award Winner Cites Diversity, Empowerment for Results

Logistics Award Winner Cites Diversity, Empowerment for Results

Thomas McClay, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Total Asset Visibility (NAWCAD 6.8.3) competency manager, received the 2016 Daniel L. Nega Excellence in Logistics Leadership Award at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, Dec. 19. Established in 2014, the award recognizes a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR-6.0) national civilian...
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MVA Offices Closed Around Christmas Holiday

MVA Offices Closed Around Christmas Holiday

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will close all offices on Saturday, December 24, 2016, and Monday December 26, 2016, in observance of the Christmas holiday. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations also will be closed. MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. All MVA offices and VEIP...
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The Patuxent Partnership to Host Foreign Military Sales Program in January 2017

The Patuxent Partnership to Host Foreign Military Sales Program in January 2017

December 20, 2016 When the United States provides our allies the opportunity to acquire U.S.-made military equipment and services, it improves our own security, benefits coalition operations, solidifies bilateral relationships and creates a more cost-effective Defense Department, according to an article in this month’s National Defense, written by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. Earlier this...
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Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Seeks to Fund Local Projects

Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Seeks to Fund Local Projects

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites local governments and nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to help restore the Chesapeake Bay and improve water quality. The department is seeking to fund community projects aimed at mitigating and reducing nonpoint source pollution caused by excess nutrients and sediment through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal...
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Hoyer Statement on the Discovery of Nooses at the Dominion Cove Point Construction Site

Hoyer Statement on the Discovery of Nooses at the Dominion Cove Point Construction Site

On December 16, 2016, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after a fifth hangman’s noose was discovered at the Dominion Cove Point construction site: “I am horrified to learn that hangman’s nooses continue to be discovered at the Dominion Cove Point construction site, despite efforts by Dominion and the Kiewit...
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Chesapeake Beach Native Trains to be a Military Pilot

Chesapeake Beach Native Trains to be a Military Pilot

A 2010 Huntingtown High School graduate and Chesapeake Beach, Maryland native participates in the lengthy and rigorous training process that transforms military officers into pilots. 2nd Lt. Stephen Anderson is a Marine Corps student naval avaiator with the “Rangers” Training Squadron (VT-27), based in Corpus, Christi, Texas, that operates the T-6B Texan II aircraft....
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Pamela McKay Passing the Torch as Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance (CRLEAA) President

Pamela McKay Passing the Torch as Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance (CRLEAA) President

The Civilian Administrator for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Pamela McKay, has also honorably represented the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Southern Maryland as President of the Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance (CRLEAA) for the past eight years. As of January 1, 2017, she will transition the presidency of CRLEAA...
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SMECO Employees Raise $53,476 for Operation: Tohidu

SMECO Employees Raise $53,476 for Operation: Tohidu

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held two fund raising events and recently donated $53,476 to Melwood’s Operation: Tohidu. SMECO employees raised the money through the SMECO 75 Bike Ride held in June and the SMECO Annual Charity Golf Outing in October. The events are supported by a group of volunteers, vendors, and the...
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Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Mild temperatures are on the way out and colder temperatures are in our forecast this weekend. The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) is reminding everyone that home fires are more prevalent in cold weather than in any other time of the year. This is due in part to an increase in cooking...
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Fire Crews Return After Battling Blazes in the South

Fire Crews Return After Battling Blazes in the South

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources sent more than a dozen firefighters to battle wildfires this fall in the Southern United States. Crews and three fire engines just returned after serving in Georgia and North Carolina. Answering the call to service were 10 firefighters from the Maryland Forest Service, one from the Maryland Park...
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J.C. Parks honored by NOAA as Ocean Guardian School

J.C. Parks honored by NOAA as Ocean Guardian School

The J.C. Parks Elementary School students and staff were honored last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through its Ocean Guardian School program. Parks is the first elementary school in Maryland to be recognized as an Ocean Guardian School for its efforts in conservation, protecting the environment, improving local watersheds and...
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Calvert County Accepting Applications for Second Annual Recycling Awards Program

Calvert County Accepting Applications for Second Annual Recycling Awards Program

The Calvert County Solid Waste Division is accepting applications for its second annual recycling awards program to recognize individuals, businesses, government agencies and more for recycling ingenuity and results. “This program came out of the gate strong last year and we are excited to again highlight new successes and inspire even more people to...
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St. Charles Towne Center to host Pet Photos with Santa, Sunday, December 11

St. Charles Towne Center to host Pet Photos with Santa, Sunday, December 11

St. Charles Towne Center invites local families to bring their furry friends to have a special holiday photo taken with Santa on Sunday, December 11. From 6:30 – 8 p.m., all four-legged family members can pose with Saint Nick for paws-itively purrfect photos. Pets must be brought in a carrier or on a leash...
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NAVAIR School of Modeling and Simulation Master’s Degree Graduates Celebrate Momentous Achievements

NAVAIR School of Modeling and Simulation Master’s Degree Graduates Celebrate Momentous Achievements

The NAVAIR University College of Test and Evaluation, School of Modeling and Simulation, in partnership with Old Dominion University, celebrated the first students to receive their Master of Engineering (ME) degree in modeling and simulation (M&S). Thirteen students were recognized for completing the master’s degree, along with 12 students who completed a graduate-level certificate...
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NAVAIR School of Modeling and Simulation Master’s Degree Graduates Celebrate Momentous Achievements

NAVAIR School of Modeling and Simulation Master’s Degree Graduates Celebrate Momentous Achievements

The NAVAIR University College of Test and Evaluation, School of Modeling and Simulation, in partnership with Old Dominion University, celebrated the first students to receive their Master of Engineering (ME) degree in modeling and simulation (M&S). Thirteen students were recognized for completing the master’s degree, along with 12 students who completed a graduate-level certificate...
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CSM to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

CSM to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

The College of Southern Maryland will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The college will resume its normal schedule Monday, Nov. 28. Looking forward, CSM will close at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017, for its winter break. CSM’s January term...
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