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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named #2 Hospital in the Washington Metro Region by U.S. News & World Report

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named #2 Hospital in the Washington Metro Region by U.S. News & World Report

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has been named the #2 Hospital in the Washington Region and the #5 Hospital in the State of Maryland, as rated by the 2016 Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center was also rated a high-performing hospital in the areas of Diabetes...
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St. Charles Companies Announces Substantial Completion of Infrastructure for Energy Center

St. Charles Companies Announces Substantial Completion of Infrastructure for Energy Center

The St. Charles Companies announced today that the largest single public water and sewer infrastructure project in the history of Charles County has reached substantial completion. The water and sewer infrastructure will support a 725 megawatt natural gas fueled, combined cycle power plant in St. Charles’ Piney Reach Industrial Park, upgrade water and sewer...
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Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council Announces Scholarship Winners

Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council Announces Scholarship Winners

What started as a mere idea a year ago by the Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council developed into the awarding of five scholarships on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Calvert Marine Museum. The Volunteer Council, led by President Judy Larsen and Vice President Ray Brule, wanted to give incentives to young volunteers and...
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Florida Tech, College of Southern Maryland Revise Articulation Agreement

Florida Tech, College of Southern Maryland Revise Articulation Agreement

Florida Institute of Technology and the College of Southern Maryland signed a revised articulation agreement May 20 that provides a seamless transition for students in associate degree programs in arts and sciences, general studies business administration or business administration-technical management to the bachelor degree in logistics management program. The agreement means College of Southern...
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An Open Letter to the Citizens of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties,

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties,

I am writing this letter to convey the great honor you have given me while serving as your representative in the Maryland House of Delegates. Always attempting to take your elective franchise with the utmost sincerity, I have tried to execute my obligations with the integrity and diligence such a responsibility deserved. Being your...
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Newtowne Players to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Newtowne Players to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Newtowne Players will hold auditions for its fall production of Anita Loos’ “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” on Friday, June 17 and Sunday, June 19. Both will be 6:30-8 p.m. at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Drive in Lexington Park (near the Post Office). Age ranges for both male and female parts are from 15...
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Maryland Snakehead Record Broken by Indian Head Man – 18.42 Pounds

Maryland Snakehead Record Broken by Indian Head Man – 18.42 Pounds

Emory (Dutch) Baldwin III from Indian Head, and his regular bow-hunting partner Franklin Shotwell were wrapping up a night of stalking northern snakehead from Baldwin’s boat along the Maryland side of the Potomac River on May 20, when they decided to check the flats near Marshall Hall to see if the blue catfish had...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of their breeding habitats. In preparation for the upcoming mosquito season, the Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program asks residents to assist in the control of the pests by inspecting their yards and eliminating standing water. Any...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Promote Boating Safety

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Promote Boating Safety

National statistics indicate an average of 700 people die each year in boating related accidents nationwide and nearly 70% of these deaths are caused by drowning. With the summer season about to begin the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County observed National Safe Boating Week with a proclamation ceremony. Boating experts indicate the vast majority...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balances FY 2017 Budget

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balances FY 2017 Budget

The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), will present its proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget at a public hearing Tuesday, May 24, at the Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick at 7 p.m. The $246.8 million balanced budget adheres to the BOCC’s priorities for supporting an excellent public school system, maintaining...
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Fort Washington Native Serves Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer in Spain

Fort Washington Native Serves Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer in Spain

A 2005 Friendly High School graduate and Fort Washington, Maryland native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Donald Cook. Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrin Gordon is an operations specialist aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of Rota, Spain. Donald Cook is one of four...
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Fine Forgiveness at Calvert Library

Fine Forgiveness at Calvert Library

Calvert Library is breaking with tradition and offering a special “Welcome Back! Fine Forgiveness Week” to encourage long-lost customers to bring their overdue items back to the library and become active library customers again. Calvert Library customers can visit any Calvert Library location from June 6-11, 2016, ask to have their fines forgiven and...
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U.S. Navy delivers first Seahawks to Danish Defense

U.S. Navy delivers first Seahawks to Danish Defense

Three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters departed Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s William P. Gwinn Airfield May 10, aboard two C-17 aircraft to join their new home with Air Squadron 723, Karup Air Base in Denmark. This is the first delivery to the Danish Defense, which is replacing their former fleet of British Lynx helicopters with the Seahawk....
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“UNIVERSE” Gives Back to Center For Children

“UNIVERSE” Gives Back to Center For Children

A very successful fundraiser was held on Saturday, April 30 at Grille No. 13 located in Waldorf Maryland. Edward McKnight (Brocky), along with the Universe group orchestrated the fundraising event for the third year in-a-row. The proceeds from that party, among other events that weekend, were donated to the Center for Children, Inc., a...
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CSM Trustee Shares Fun of National Poetry Month

CSM Trustee Shares Fun of National Poetry Month

Students attending the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland were treated to celebrity reader Dr. Janice T. Walthour April 21 as part of National Poetry Month. Appointed to the CSM Board of Trustees in 2007, Walthour is a life-long resident of St. Mary’s County and graduated from George Washington...
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Maryland Governor and General Assembly Provide $1 Million for New Facility

Maryland Governor and General Assembly Provide $1 Million for New Facility

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Speaker of House of Delegates Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller through the Maryland State Legislature have provided a grant of $1 million toward the goal of $10 million that will fund construction of a new facility. “We...
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Hoyer Attended Christmas in April Events in Southern Maryland

Hoyer Attended Christmas in April Events in Southern Maryland

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer attended Christmas in April Events on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties, where community volunteers rehabilitated the homes of low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners to improve their living conditions. Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties both have local Christmas in April volunteer organizations that...
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Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins Gold in International Wine Competition

Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins Gold in International Wine Competition

Port of Leonardtown Winery receives worldwide recognition taking home both Gold and Silver in the esteemed Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC). FLIWC, held this year March 18-20 in Rochester NY, is known as the “world’s largest charitable wine competition” with over 900 wineries from 26 countries, 6 Canadian provinces and 50 United States...
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Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Celebrates 382nd Maryland Day with Pride of Baltimore II

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Celebrates 382nd Maryland Day with Pride of Baltimore II

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined officials from the Hogan administration and the Pride of Baltimore II at City Dock in Annapolis to officially proclaim March 25, 2016 to be the 382nd Maryland Day, recognizing the landing of the first European settlers in Maryland. “It is an honor to present the official Proclamation marking...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Passage of Budget in House

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Passage of Budget in House

Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement in response to the passage of the FY 2017 budget in the Maryland House of Delegates: “In January, our administration introduced a budget that highlighted key priorities for Maryland, including a second year of historic education funding and substantial investment in our neglected transportation system. For the...
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Transforming Military Veterans into Successful Business Owners

Transforming Military Veterans into Successful Business Owners

Project Opportunity, a free entrepreneurship class for veterans, is returning to the Southern Maryland Region this spring, thanks to a partnership with the St. Mary’s County Office of Economic Development, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, the Southern Region Small Business Development Center, and the Southern Maryland Job Source. Project Opportunity is a...
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Town Hall Meeting Highlights Water and Sewer Ordinance

Town Hall Meeting Highlights Water and Sewer Ordinance

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Water and Sewerage Division has drafted a water and sewer ordinance. A town hall stakeholders meeting will be held to review the draft on Monday, March, 21, in the Albright Building, 205 Main St., Prince Frederick, in the Planning Commission meeting room at 7 p.m. The Water...
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Calvert Hospice Board of Directors Appoints Executive Director

Calvert Hospice Board of Directors Appoints Executive Director

The Calvert Hospice Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jean Fleming, Ed.D, RN, as the new Executive Director for Calvert Hospice. Jean has served as the Interim Executive Director since October and accepted a permanent position with Calvert Hospice on February 24. “I am sincerely honored to work with such a unique group...
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Aldi Charges Forward: Now Accepting Credit Cards at Stores Nationwide

Aldi Charges Forward: Now Accepting Credit Cards at Stores Nationwide

ALDI, one of America’s top three favorite grocers*, will now accept credit cards – including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express – at all of its stores across the country. This move is yet another way ALDI is making grocery shopping as simple and enjoyable as possible for its more than 30 million customers each month. “As...
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SMECO Rate Adjustment Approved

SMECO Rate Adjustment Approved

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO’s) new Distribution Service rates were recently approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission. SMECO’s new Distribution Service rates represent an increase of about $7.36 on an average residential customer bill. This amount is more than offset by the decrease in SMECO’s Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy charges that customers...
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