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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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Enabling Technology is Focus of Second Annual FRC Safety Meeting

Enabling Technology is Focus of Second Annual FRC Safety Meeting

More than 25 senior safety officers from eight Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC) sites worldwide and representatives from DoD attended the Annual Safety Director Meeting at FRC Aviation Support Equipment in Solomons Island, Maryland, Nov. 1-3. Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) Director for Safety and Regulatory Compliance Mitch Bauman said the event was held to...
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Steny H. Hoyer’s Statement on Veterans Day

Steny H. Hoyer’s Statement on Veterans Day

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Veterans Day: “Today, I join in marking Veterans Day, a time to pay tribute to the men and women who have served our nation in uniform and honor the many sacrifices they have made. We come together today to...
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Newly Remodeled Walmart Supercenter in Prince Frederick Celebrates Grand Reopening

Newly Remodeled Walmart Supercenter in Prince Frederick Celebrates Grand Reopening

The newly remodeled Walmart Store located at 150 Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick ,will host a grand reopening celebration on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. The project represents Walmart’s reinvestment in the store, its customers, and the community. The remodel provides expanded hardware and automotive departments, a refreshed electronics department and six new...
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Leonardtown to Host Veterans Day Parade

Leonardtown to Host Veterans Day Parade

The public is invited to come out and salute America’s Veterans at the annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown. The march, sponsored by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and Commissioners of Leonardtown, takes place on Friday, November 11, 2016,  at 10:00 a.m. The parade steps off on Fenwick Street and features Veterans, dignitaries,...
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Charles County Commissioners Proclaim November as Indian Heritage Month

Charles County Commissioners Proclaim November as Indian Heritage Month

The Charles County Commissioners proclaimed November 2016 as American Indian Heritage Month in Charles County.  American Indian Heritage Month began as a day of recognition of American Indians in 1915, and is now an annual recognition, marked with educational and celebratory activities throughout the United States. The Piscataway Indians, indigenous to southern Maryland, continue...
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Charles County Public Schools Helps Seniors Plan for Their Future

Charles County Public Schools Helps Seniors Plan for Their Future

The Charles County Public Schools Class of 2017 is in the homestretch of their educational career as high school students. Soon, the more than 1,900 seniors will face the future they have spent 13 years planning. Those plans may include entering the workforce to start a career or continue at a job they may...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Funding to Fight Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Crimes

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Funding to Fight Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Crimes

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention has awarded a total of $2,367,650 in federal Violence Against Women Act grants to fund efforts to help protect women and families from domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking crimes. This federal funding comes from the Office on...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Take a Stand in War on Drugs

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Take a Stand in War on Drugs

Like many communities across America, St. Mary’s County has experienced numerous problems associated with illicit drug use and those who traffic in them. Governments and community leaders know citizen support is one of the most effective tools in the effort to reduce the use of illicit drugs. With that as a foundation the Commissioners...
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Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum to be Held

Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum to be Held

The citizens of St. Mary’s County have not been immune from the impact of opioid addiction, and this affliction has left our youth vulnerable. In order to help educate the community about the dangers of prescription drug and opioid abuse, as well as the tragic consequences of addiction, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...
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Advanced Arresting Gear Traps First Fly-In for F/A-18E Super Hornet

Advanced Arresting Gear Traps First Fly-In for F/A-18E Super Hornet

Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) completes a first-of-its-kind recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 13. This event, conducted as part of AAG performance testing with the Super Hornet, follows more than 200 roll-in arrestments completed at the site since late March. The AAG test team conducted...
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Auction Provides Necessary Support for Individuals with Disabilities

Auction Provides Necessary Support for Individuals with Disabilities

“Maryland, My Maryland” is this year’s theme for Spring Dell Center’s annual auction/dinner scheduled for November 18, 2016 at the Jaycees Center, 3090 Crain Highway, in Waldorf. For 22 years many have enjoyed this event, which has helped provide funding for the organization’s programs connecting people with disabilities to the community and employment throughout...
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Special Movie Showings for Special Needs

Special Movie Showings for Special Needs

The Promise Resource Center has partnered with R/C Theaters Lexington Exchange to provide Special Showings for Special Needs, bringing sensory-friendly movie showings to southern Maryland. Southern Maryland has a large community of families with members who have special needs. Many of these families are unable to attend a regular movie screening because of sensory...
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NADP Provides Veterans with Second Careers

NADP Provides Veterans with Second Careers

Eight logistics management specialists graduated from the Navy Acquisition Development Program (NADP) in a ceremony Sept. 29 at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0) Complex, Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, launching their new careers. AIR 6.0 Deputy Assistant Commander Todd Balazs, who emceed the event, told...
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Anne Arundel County Woman’s Scratch-off Luck Continues

Anne Arundel County Woman’s Scratch-off Luck Continues

While winning Maryland Lottery games involves luck, not skill, some players claim big prizes repeatedly and appear to have a knack for winning with scratch-offs. Bertie Raemsch of Lothian is one of those lucky people whose visit to Lottery headquarters on Tuesday was far from her first trip. Bertie claimed a $50,000 top prize...
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Lake Karylbrook Dam Maintenance Gets Underway

Lake Karylbrook Dam Maintenance Gets Underway

The Calvert County Department of Public Works is conducting maintenance and repair work to address deterioration and aging issues surrounding the Lake Karylbrook Dam in Chesapeake Beach. The three-month, $275,000 improvement project will not disrupt traffic on Karen Drive. The Lake Karylbrook Dam repair work includes clearing trees on both upstream and downstream dam...
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Charles County Economic Development to Hold Annual Fall Meeting Nov. 1

Charles County Economic Development to Hold Annual Fall Meeting Nov. 1

The Charles County Department of Economic Development will host its annual Fall meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center (3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf) from 8 a.m. to noon. The event theme this year is, “Shaping the Economic Future of Charles County.” Discussion will focus on the recently completed, five-year...
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