Press Releases

Historic Swearing In Ceremony for Sheriff-Elect Troy Berry

Historic Swearing In Ceremony for Sheriff-Elect Troy Berry

Sheriff-Elect Troy Berry will be sworn in as sheriff of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 2, marking a change in command and making history as he becomes the first African American to serve as sheriff in the agency’s 356 years. Established in 1658, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is one of the...
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Maryland’s Spring Turkey Hunts to Open for Junior Hunters

Maryland’s Spring Turkey Hunts to Open for Junior Hunters

Youth hunters will kick-off Maryland’s spring turkey season with the Junior Turkey Hunt on April 12 statewide, and April 13 on private land in Calvert, Caroline, Charles and St. Mary’s counties and private and public land in Dorchester County. The regular spring turkey season will run from April 18 to May 23 statewide. The...
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Musica at Historic St. Mary’s City on April 25

Musica at Historic St. Mary’s City on April 25

On Friday, April 25, Historic St. Mary’s City will host local a cappella singers, St. Maries Musica for a free concert in the Brick Chapel of 1667. Intricate harmonies of the musical program, Dance on May Heart, will be underscored by the marvelous acoustics of the Chapel. Hear Loch Lomond, Cheek to Cheek, Rock...
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Transition from Elementary to Middle to High School Workshop Hosted

Transition from Elementary to Middle to High School Workshop Hosted

The Calvert County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee (SECAC) and the Calvert County Public Schools Special Education Department will host a “Transition from Elementary to Middle School and Middle to High School” Workshop on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Calvert Middle School from 6:00 – 8:00 pm  for parents and guardians of students with disabilities....
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Mattawoman Creek Art Center Workshop on Botanicals

Mattawoman Creek Art Center Workshop on Botanicals

Botanicals & Monotype on Saturdays, April 26 & May 3 from 1 – 4 pm for participants of all levels (Fee: $70 MCAC members / $80 nonmembers). On the first Saturday, starting at the ArtCenter, take a nature walk with naturalist Marc Imlay to collect and identify botanicals including invasive species.  Return to the...
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Free Soccer Clinic for Individuals with Special Needs

Free Soccer Clinic for Individuals with Special Needs

Clinic to be held April 12, 2014 Calvert High School Boys Soccer program and Calvert County Parks and Recreation are partnering for a spring soccer clinic for individuals with special needs. Whether you play Special Olympics soccer or have never kicked a ball before, come out and enjoy some time with members of the...
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Bayside History Museum Presents Mama Birds Are So “Tweet!”

Bayside History Museum Presents Mama Birds Are So “Tweet!”

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, MD. All the migratory birds are coming back to Maryland for Springtime! Discover some interesting bird facts and make a cute birdy-themed Mother’s Day gift for your own Mama! Cost is $5 per child and is a...
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College of Southern Maryland Presents Barbershop Concert

College of Southern Maryland Presents Barbershop Concert

Southern Mix. 7:30 pm, April 28, College of Southern Maryland, , Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Southern Mix, directed by Paul Douglass, is a men’s barbershop chorus which performs this unique American genre of harmony singing. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. For tickets bxoffc@csmd.edu and for information -please call  301-934-7828 or visit...
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Farmers’ Markets in Calvert Feature Region’s Bounty

Farmers’ Markets in Calvert Feature Region’s Bounty

As thoughts turn to spring, the mind also conjures fresh flowers, tasty salad greens, kale, asparagus, strawberries and other tempting treats. Find these delicious items and more when Calvert County farmers’ markets open in May. Check out the markets on the following schedule: Tuesdays in Prince Frederick Calvert Memorial Hospital Parking lot adjacent to...
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In Focus for Charles County Public Schools

In Focus for Charles County Public Schools

Reines Maliksi, an eighth grader at General Smallwood Middle School, was recently selected by Governor Martin O’Malley’s office to represent Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) at the Governors Leadership Forum for Women and Girls held March 25. She was one of 30 Maryland middle school students chosen to participate in the event, which provided...
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Maryland Rt 231 over Benedict Bridge Cleaning April 6

Maryland Rt 231 over Benedict Bridge Cleaning April 6

This Sunday April 6, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will perform routine cleaning of the MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road/Hallowing Point Road) bridge over Patuxent River (“Benedict Bridge”). Work includes removing debris from drainage areas and sweeping the bridge deck. Work hours are 6 am to 2 pm Motorists should expect a single...
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SLVFD Alarmers Spring Craft and Vendor Show

SLVFD Alarmers Spring Craft and Vendor Show

The St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department Alarmers will hold their Spring Craft and Vendor Show Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm. There will be homemade crafts, vendors, kids’ activities, games, bake sale, door prizes, food and refreshments. For additional information call, test or email Becky at 443-684-1172 or email alarmers7slvfd@gmail.com.
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Charles County Board Honors Exemplary Employees

Charles County Board Honors Exemplary Employees

The Board of Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees during the April 1 Board meeting, including Anne Zabel, Angela McDonald, Darlene Denny, Jennifer Posey and Zohra Cherif. Zabel has been an instructional assistant for prekindergarten at C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School since 2000. She started a Spanish club for the school...
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SMC Looking for Bids on SMCDC Medical & Clinical Services

SMC Looking for Bids on SMCDC Medical & Clinical Services

St. Mary’s County is seeking bidders to submit sealed proposals for Adult Detention Center Clinical & Emergency Medical Services. Local Vendor Preference is applicable to this solicitation. Bidders may view/download the solicitation documents on eMaryland Marketplace (https://emaryland.buyspeed.com) under bid number MDSMG31013886. Contact Randy Burns at randy.burns@stmarysmd.com for information. Bid closes May 16, 2014 at...
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CSM Dance Performance: Metamorphosis

CSM Dance Performance: Metamorphosis

Dance Performance  7:30 pm, April 28, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM Dance students will perform a variety of pieces to appeal to all lovers of dance including a Balanchine ballet, breaking, locking and popping and more. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. For tickets: bxoffc@csmd.edu,...
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CSM Renaissance Festival: Vocal Concert

CSM Renaissance Festival: Vocal Concert

Concert 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm, April 24, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM kicks off its second Renaissance Festival with an evening of madrigals and other vocal music. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert. For tickets: bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or for more information:  www.csmd.edu/Arts.
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Charles County Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

Charles County Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, April 1, for excellence in academic achievement, personal responsibility and career readiness, which are the focus areas of the school system’s master plan. Honored were Veronica Rodriguez, fifth grade, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; Georgia Gordon, fifth grade, Indian Head Elementary School; Grady Klaas, fifth...
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North Beach Breakwater Construction Postponed

North Beach Breakwater Construction Postponed

The construction of the stone breakwater in front of the t-section of the pier, the addition of the lower deck in front of the t-section of the pier, and the replacement of pilings and decking on the pier have been postponed until mid-October 2014. During the construction, the pier will be closed to the...
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SMC Looking for Local Bidders for Sidewalk Project

SMC Looking for Local Bidders for Sidewalk Project

St. Mary’s County is seeking bidders to submit sealed proposals for Surveying & Engineering Services for the Buck Hewitt Road Sidewalk Retrofit Project. Local Vendor Preference is applicable to this solicitation. Bidders may view/download the solicitation documents on eMaryland Marketplace (https://emaryland.buyspeed.com) under bid number MDSMG31013873. Contact Randy Burns at randy.burns@stmarysmd.com for information. Bid closes...
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Mark Arness: Going the Distance & Working Hard for You

Mark Arness: Going the Distance & Working Hard for You

Born in the remote mountains of rural Montana, Mark Arness learned early on the value of commitment, teamwork, and perseverance, while attending school in a one-room schoolhouse and living in a log cabin. After moving East, he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Virginia and went on to attend Federal Medical school in...
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North Beach Parking Stickers and Passes

North Beach Parking Stickers and Passes

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, you may obtain passes and parking stickers at Town Hall. See below for more information. The beach and Welcome Center will open on April 27, 2014. Beginning March 10, town staff started issuing annual beach passes and vehicle parking stickers....
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St. Mary’s Commission for People with Disabilities Seeks Nominees

St. Mary’s Commission for People with Disabilities Seeks Nominees

The Commission for People with Disabilities presents its annual Awards program. The program celebrates contributions made by individuals and businesses in the community, and raises awareness regarding persons with disabilities. Award categories include, Volunteer, Notable Employer, Care Partner, Innovative Program, Vicki Brown Award (two awards given – one for a student and one for...
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Southern Maryland Caregivers’ Conference Coming in May

Southern Maryland Caregivers’ Conference Coming in May

The 22nd annual Southern Maryland Caregivers’ Conference will take place Friday, May 2 from 8 am – 2:30 pm at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD. The $25 conference fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, conference materials, exposure to service providers in the exhibition area, and the opportunity to...
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MDA Reminds Marylanders to Protect Waterways & Chesapeake Bay

MDA Reminds Marylanders to Protect Waterways & Chesapeake Bay

Follow New Lawn Fertilizer Law Now that spring is finally here, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds homeowners and lawn care professionals that responsible lawn care practices can make a big difference for the health of streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland’s new lawn fertilizer law took effect October 1, 2013, and...
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CCAA is Now Accepting Submissions for the Summer Art Show

CCAA is Now Accepting Submissions for the Summer Art Show

Theme is “Up, Up and Away!” The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Summer Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, from June 30 to September 30, 2014. The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors. Local artists are invited...
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