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Calvert County Students Win Fall Stock Market Game Regional Championships

Calvert County Students Win Fall Stock Market Game Regional Championships

A team of students from Plum Point Middle School in Calvert County have won the regional division championship of the Fall 2023 Maryland Stock Market Game™, organized by the Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE). In the Stock Market Game™, student teams create and manage a simulated, virtual investment portfolio starting with $100,000. Led...
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St. Mary’s County Commission for Women Seeking Nominations for Annual Woman of the Year & Woman of Tomorrow Awards

St. Mary’s County Commission for Women Seeking Nominations for Annual Woman of the Year & Woman of Tomorrow Awards

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) is pleased to announce the annual Women’s History Month Brunch & Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, located at 44219 Airport Road, Bldg. 3 in California, Maryland (doors open at 10:30 a.m.). This annual...
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Local Arts & Craft Vendors Sought for First Landing Wine & Arts Festival on April 13th, 2024

Local Arts & Craft Vendors Sought for First Landing Wine & Arts Festival on April 13th, 2024

St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, in partnership with local First Landing Wine Trail wineries, are seeking arts and craft vendors who are located or sell in St. Mary’s County, to participate in the First Landing Wine & Arts Festival at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – February 27, 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – February 27, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a proclamation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce. Join the Chamber at: https://smcchamber.com. During County Administrator Time, the Commissioners took...
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After Facing Backlash, Wendy’s Now Says They Won’t Implement “Dynamic Pricing” During Busier Hours

After Facing Backlash, Wendy’s Now Says They Won’t Implement “Dynamic Pricing” During Busier Hours

Earlier this week, it was revealed during a Wendy’s earnings call that the company would be implementing “Dynamic pricing” for its menu items where customers might have to pay more during times when there’s a higher demand. CEO Kirk Tanner said “Beginning as early as 2025, we will begin testing a variety of enhanced...
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Winter Survey Takes Stock of the Chesapeake Bay’s Blue Crabs

Winter Survey Takes Stock of the Chesapeake Bay’s Blue Crabs

At a nondescript spot in the middle of the Choptank River, the Mydra Ann slowed to a crawl. The crew aboard the crabbing boat, a mix of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scientists and commercial watermen, readied the gear. With a thud, the large, steel-toothed dredge met the water of the Choptank, its...
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Calvert County Celebrates New and Expanded Businesses

Calvert County Celebrates New and Expanded Businesses

Calvert County proudly recognizes several new and expanded businesses within the region as a sign of economic vitality. The Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Economic Development extend congratulations to the businesses that have opened from October 2023 through January 2024: Mandy Lee’s Vintage Shop and Studio (136 Main St., Prince Frederick) Island...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Accepting Applications for Executive Program

Leadership Southern Maryland Accepting Applications for Executive Program

Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) is accepting applications for its Executive Program Class of 2025, which will run from September 2024 through May 2025. The program is open to mid- and upper-level executives living or working in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, who have demonstrated commitment to community engagement. The LSM Executive Program is...
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March 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

March 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Trot into springtime activities at the museum with spring break programming, the museum’s inaugural Otter Trot 5K, OtterMania, and a family-favorite – the fossil egg hunt! Visit calvertmarinemuseum.com for all the details! Friday, March 1 – First Fossil Friday! 1 – 4:30 p.m.  Fossil hunters, bring your fossil finds from the Calvert Cliffs or other...
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NAS Patuxent River Announces Its Sailors of the Year for 2023

NAS Patuxent River Announces Its Sailors of the Year for 2023

NAS Patuxent River announces its Sailors of the Year, marking the command’s top Sailors for 2023. “I am regularly impressed by the commitment our Pax Sailors show to their command, their Navy, and each other,” said NAS Patuxent River Commanding Officer Capt. Douglas Burfield. “The Sailors chosen as this year’s Sailors of the Year...
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First Report in The Fossil Record of a Great White Shark Tooth

First Report in The Fossil Record of a Great White Shark Tooth

Seals and great white sharks have co-existed for over 6 million years. Great whites hunt seals and now we are able to confirm that they have also been doing so for millions of years. Until now, no great white shark tooth has ever been found embedded in a fossil seal bone. Here, for the...
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Maryland Department of Commerce Launches Applications for Cannabis and Telework Assistance Programs

Maryland Department of Commerce Launches Applications for Cannabis and Telework Assistance Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce has opened applications for two programs aimed at providing financial assistance to small businesses. As part of the Cannabis Business Assistance Fund, the state has launched the Social Equity License Application Assistance Reimbursement Grant on February 19, 2024. The grant is available to qualified applicants seeking assistance with the...
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Pax River MWR Recognized by CNIC for Program of the Year

Pax River MWR Recognized by CNIC for Program of the Year

NAS Patuxent River’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Glow Party Skate Night was recognized by Commander, Navy Installations Command as the Program of the Year 2023. The all-ages event was held in August 2023 after a review of programs that saw a rise in popularity over the previous years. “During COVID, roller skating had...
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FGS, LLC Signs 23,000 Square Foot Lease at Lexington Exchange in California

FGS, LLC Signs 23,000 Square Foot Lease at Lexington Exchange in California

FGS has selected Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland as the site for expansion space and intends to place approximately 15 employees at the 140-acre mixed-use business community this spring. The group, which maintains its corporate headquarters in La Plata, Maryland, recently signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 23,574 square feet of space at 23566...
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Spotlight on Excellence: Celebrating Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Chief Ken Hicks, Awarded EMT of the Year

Spotlight on Excellence: Celebrating Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Chief Ken Hicks, Awarded EMT of the Year

We’re bursting with pride at LPVRS as we spotlight our very own Chief Ken Hicks, recently honored as EMT of The Year by the Knights of Columbus. Ken’s journey with the LPVRS began in 2002 after retiring from the U.S. Navy and has since been a beacon of service, leadership, and dedication to our...
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CCA Maryland’s ‘Celebration of Conservation’ Set for Saturday, February 24, 2024,

CCA Maryland’s ‘Celebration of Conservation’ Set for Saturday, February 24, 2024,

On February 24, 2024, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA), whose objective is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public, will hold their annual fundraising banquet at the Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons MD at 6pm. Join...
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Popular Calvert County Culinary Event Returns for 11th Year on March 22, 2024

Popular Calvert County Culinary Event Returns for 11th Year on March 22, 2024

Hospice of the Chesapeake, is pleased to announce that its 11th annual Culinary Event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 22, at The Hall at Huntingtown, 4030 Old Town Road in Huntingtown, Maryland. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by delicious dishes created by Maryland Country Caterers,...
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CSM Hosts Robotics Tournament for 30 Local Middle School and High Schools

CSM Hosts Robotics Tournament for 30 Local Middle School and High Schools

Thirty VEX robotics teams from Charles County middle and high schools descended upon the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently to compete in the Southern Maryland VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Tournament – marking the return of in-person robotic competition at the college post-pandemic. The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education and Competition...
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Explore Stories of Local African Americans This Black History Month at the U.S. Colored Troops Interpretive Center & Drayden African American Schoolhouse

Explore Stories of Local African Americans This Black History Month at the U.S. Colored Troops Interpretive Center & Drayden African American Schoolhouse

We are already halfway through the month of February! The public is encouraged to head to the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) Interpretive Center in Lexington Park and the Drayden African American Schoolhouse to explore the profound and significant contributions of African Americans in St. Mary’s County this month in honor of Black History Month....
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St. Mary’s Historic Preservation Award Nominations Now Open

St. Mary’s Historic Preservation Award Nominations Now Open

The St. Mary’s County Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the Annual Historic Preservation Awards. Established in 1999, these awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in the field of historic preservation in St. Mary’s County. Recipients will be awarded in three categories: Preservation Project Award Recognizes excellence in the preservation and restoration of...
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Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay

Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay

Two recent studies by Maryland Department of Natural Resources scientists highlight spawning challenges that striped bass, also known locally as rockfish, face in the Chesapeake Bay. The research was published in “Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science” in late 2023 for the journal’s striped bass themed issue. Jim Uphoff, a DNR fisheries...
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Governor Moore and Congressman Hoyer Meets with Military and National Security Technology Development Leaders in Southern Maryland

Governor Moore and Congressman Hoyer Meets with Military and National Security Technology Development Leaders in Southern Maryland

On Friday, February 2nd, 2024, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with military and business leaders in Southern Maryland to discuss how continued state and federal partnership will support national defense and economic development initiatives in St. Mary’s County. “Southern Maryland has long been an innovator in national security and defense,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I was proud...
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Governor Moore Announces Federal Award to Assist At-Risk Seniors and People with Disabilities Secure Housing Support Services

Governor Moore Announces Federal Award to Assist At-Risk Seniors and People with Disabilities Secure Housing Support Services

Governor Wes Moore announced Maryland’s participation in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Housing and Services’ Partnership Accelerator. The program promotes interagency efforts to expand support for Medicaid-eligible Marylanders with disabilities and older adults who are at risk of or who are already experiencing...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Receives 2024 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award in Coronary Intervention

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Receives 2024 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award in Coronary Intervention

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center was the recipient of the 2024 Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ which recognizes hospitals that deliver superior patient outcomes in coronary intervention procedures including angioplasty with stent. This is the third year MedStar Southern Maryland has been awarded the prestigious designation (2024, 2023, and 2022) and was the only...
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Sports Wagering Contributes $8.2 Million to State During January 2024

Sports Wagering Contributes $8.2 Million to State During January 2024

Fueled by the NFL playoffs, Maryland’s sports wagering market generated $8,246,847 in contributions to the state from a handle of $544,971,369 during January 2024. Contributions to the state from sports wagering go to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. The $8.2 million contribution to the state surpassed the previous...
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