Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mike Fitzpatrick:Celebrating Our Nation of Builders

We are a nation that builds things. From skyscrapers to smartphone apps, we live in a land where anyone can create, innovate, and pursue their American Dream. But as I’ve traveled throughout my district this summer – visiting 100 local businesses in 100 days to speak with workers and business owners – it’s easy...
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Letter from Dan Bongino

Ladies & Gentlemen, The disgraceful, continued, unconstitutional, harassing of law-abiding American citizens who choose to associate with Conservative groups is a growing national embarrassment. I spent over a decade of my life as a federal agent with the Secret Service, and the power to arrest an American citizen and take away his freedom is...
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Hoyer on the Administration Briefing on Syria

“I continue to be deeply concerned about the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people – action which demands outrage from the international community and cannot be tolerated. I appreciate the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to keep Congress informed of latest developments and to work with us to determine the best...
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Deer Archery Season Opens September 6

Deer Archery Season Opens September 6

Archery hunting for white-tailed deer opens statewide on September 6, 2013 and continues through January 31, 2014. As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for bucks but the antlerless deer bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions in Maryland. Sika deer archery season is also open from September 6 through...
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Calvert Conversations at Twin Beaches Library

If you are interested in local history or just talking with interesting people, Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch has an event for you the second Thursday of each month at 10am. Calvert Conversations is an informal “coffee and tea” gathering of people who share an interest in local history. The first one of the...
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St. Mary’s County Job Opening

Senior Office Specialist, G-S03, $29,328 + FRINGE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT: Office of the State’s Attorney OPENING DATE: 08-28-13 CLOSING DATE: 09-11-13 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. Experience: Six months or more of legal experience in a law or court office environment. Note: Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which has...
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CFSM Receives National Recognition

Community Foundation of Southern Maryland (CFSM) recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™ establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™ program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grant making and...
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46th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

46th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

October 5 – 6 The 7th District Optimist Club is pleased to announce the annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held Saturday, October 5 from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sunday, October 6, from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. Last year’s event drew crowds in excess of 5,000 from all over the...
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State Releases Science Scores, Progress Data

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released Maryland School Assessment (MSA) science scores and the School Progress Index (SPI) data for elementary and middle schools on August 27 during the Maryland State Board of Education meeting. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) scores on the MSA for science increased slightly, with fifth-grade scores rising...
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The Affair at Point Farm Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction

The Affair at Point Farm Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction

Join us for an evening of Southern Maryland hospitality at the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s annual fundraising event, “Affair at Point Farm” on Saturday, September 14 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm in the Pavilion at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM). Our guests, including ABC 7 Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill and several...
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‘Affordable Care Act’ is Looking a Bit Unaffordable

Yeah, About that $2,500 … Remember when President Obama promised his health care law would “bring down health care costs by $2,500 for the typical family?” Well, the so-called ‘Affordable Care Act’ “is looking a bit unaffordable” (to put it mildly) for all those Americans facing much higher premiums under the law. Promise broken....
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Hoyer on Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department announced that legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes: “Federal recognition for all legally married same-sex couples for the purposes of tax filing has been long overdue. Following the...
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“Operation Comfort Warrior”

The American Legion Post 274 in Lusby Maryland will host an “OPERATION COMFORT WARRIOR” wounded warrior’s benefit and Poker Run on Saturday September 21st. The event will include a 4-stop Poker Run, Live bands, a Casino night, and food service as well as drink specials. This event is open to the public! Poker Run...
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Bank Robber Apprehended in Waldorf

Bank Robber Apprehended in Waldorf

On Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m., a man on a motorcycle pulled into the parking lot of the Capitol One Bank at the Waldorf Market Place and, wearing his helmet, walked inside. He approached an employee, showed a knife and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect told her to walk by his...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Re-Activate Speed Cameras

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Re-Activate Speed Cameras

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will re-activate automated speed enforcement cameras in designated school zones starting Monday, September 2. The Agency’s three cameras were temporarily deactivated last month when the Agency realized one of the camera sites was not in compliance with state regulations. Since then, a thorough review of all camera sites has...
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Ruby Ridge to Freedom Author to Speak

Ruby Ridge to Freedom Author to Speak

Author and Ruby Ridge survivor, Sara Weaver, will share a message of hope and forgiveness on Saturday, October 5, from 6-9 pm, at a free community event hosted by Leonardtown Baptist Church, Leonardtown, Md. The program will benefit the Disabled American Veterans (DAV Sara Weaver has endured unspeakable pain, tragedy and despair. She was a 16-year-old...
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CSM Campuses Observe Labor Day

August 31-September 2 The College of Southern Maryland will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 in celebration of Labor Day. The college will resume its normal schedule Tuesday, September 3. Classes begin for the fall semester and fall minisession I on Tuesday, September 3. Registration will be available throughout the Labor...
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St. Mary’s County Labor Day Closures

All St. Mary’s County Government offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013, in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The St. Andrews Landfill and six (6) Convenience Centers and the St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate on September 2. The Landfill, Convenience Centers, and...
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Charles County Closures for Labor Day

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of the following offices and facility schedule changes for Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2. The following offices will be closed for normal business hours: • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. • The Charles County...
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Calvert Closures for Labor Day

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces the following office and facility closures for the Labor Day holiday: • All Calvert County government offices will be closed Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.The Board of County Commissioners will not meet on Tuesday, September 3. • The Calvert Pines, Southern Pines and...
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NRP Urges Safety over Labor Day Weekend

NRP Urges Safety over Labor Day Weekend

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) reminds citizens to make safety a priority during the last holiday weekend of the summer. NRP urges all swimmers and boaters to develop a precautionary safety and rescue plan before heading out, keep a close watch on children and non-swimmers, wear a lifejacket and have flotation devices on...
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Calvert Schools Make Continuous Progress

Calvert Schools Make Continuous Progress

MSA Science Scores Remain High Calvert County elementary and middle schools continue to meet ever increasing student achievement targets, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). “We are pleased that our schools are doing so well, especially considering that we are transitioning to the new Common Core State...
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Nanjemoy Heritage Day

Saturday, September 21  12:00 noon – 3:00 pm This is a FREE event. Enjoy live music, crafts for kids, face painting, local artists, heritage displays, classic cars, games, and more. Nanjemoy Community Center is located at 4375 Port Tobacco Rd, Nanjemoy. For more information, call 301-246-9612 or 301-753-1647, or visit the website at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov.
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Kellie Pickler & Friends To Perform for Charity

Kellie Pickler & Friends To Perform for Charity

American Idol contestant and 2013 Dancing with the Stars 1st Place winner Kellie Pickler, along with Sam Grow, Sara Gray, and Ashley Forrest will take the stage Sunday, September 8th, 2013. All proceeds from this event will go to further the mission of The Brandywine Lions Charities Foundation. The concert will take place at...
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Garden Club Donates Flower Planters

Calvert Garden Club has donated two large planters of flowers to welcome library users to the new Calvert Library Interim Southern Branch. The large cedar planters were purchased and planted with an array of flowering plants this month by Calvert Garden Club members. Margaret Fahs and Denise Moroney designed and planted the boxes as...
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