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Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

The Aww…Shucks Oyster Social fundraiser held on Saturday, September 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum celebrated the Dee of St. Mary’s, one of the few remaining sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. The event raised over $22,000 and proceeds will support a new endowment to keep this wonderful Chesapeake vessel sailing into the future. “Aww… Shucks was a...
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UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s dressed as Nintendo character Mario. He has a Piranha Plant and a mushroom person out there with him. Stop by and see him soon, who knows how long it will take until Santa shows up. UPDATE 12/1/2016: SpongeBob has his Santa Claus Suit on, stop...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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NAVAIR Wins Human Resources Community Award for Excellence

NAVAIR Wins Human Resources Community Award for Excellence

NAVAIR’s Total Force Strategy and Management Department recently won the 2016 Department of the Navy Civilian Human Resources (HR) Community Award for Excellence for making data analysis faster, more efficient and interactive. Specifically, the team created a series of workforce graphs and tools, known as data marts and dashboards, to help analyze workforce trends...
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Beware of FAKE NEWS – Saint Mary’s Landing Restaurant is NOT Closing

A “fake news” article is spreading like wild fire across Facebook, the headline reads, Saint Mary’s Landing Restaurant To Close!  The “news page” the article is on is hosted on is a website who’s sole purpose is to “prank or trick” your friends by putting up fake news articles. The article states: The family run...
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St. Mary’s County/NAS Pax River Community Meeting Oct. 3, 2017

St. Mary’s County/NAS Pax River Community Meeting Oct. 3, 2017

The joint meeting of NAS Patuxent River leadership and the St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners will be held Oct. 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Frank Knox Employee Development Center, Building 2189, Room 100. The meeting is open to the public. Scheduled topics include the Bird-Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)...
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SMADC & TCCSMD Issue Request for Proposals for Meat Processing Plant  

SMADC & TCCSMD Issue Request for Proposals for Meat Processing Plant  

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division, of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD), to select an entity to develop, manage and operate a meat processing facility to service the Southern Maryland region farming community. The facility will be...
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Associates Bid Farewell to Hospital Atrium with Construction Kick-Off Party

Associates Bid Farewell to Hospital Atrium with Construction Kick-Off Party

With renovations getting underway in early October, the Atrium dining room within MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital hosted its final event Sept. 26. The Tuesday construction kick-off party included complimentary lunch and dessert for associates — many of whom supported the Atrium renovation through the hospital’s philanthropy efforts. Nearly 400 employees enjoyed burgers, cupcakes and...
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Charles County Celebrates Port Tobacco River Park Ribbon Cutting

Charles County Celebrates Port Tobacco River Park Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, the Board of Commissioners participated in the ribbon cutting of Charles County’s newest park, the Port Tobacco River Park/ Tom Roland Natural Resource Area (7685 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco). Tom Roland, a former Charles County Government employee, worked with the county for 38 years and was instrumental in...
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Solomons Visitor Center Returns to Fall/Winter Schedule

Solomons Visitor Center Returns to Fall/Winter Schedule

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development announces the Solomons Visitor Information Center returns to its fall/winter seasonal schedule Oct. 1, 2017. From October through April 30, the center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Solomons Visitor Information Center is located at 14175 Solomons Island Road South,...
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Public Hearing on Military Service Credit Scheduled for Oct. 3, 2017

Public Hearing on Military Service Credit Scheduled for Oct. 3, 2017

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing Oct. 3, 2017, to consider and receive comments on an ordinance that allows members of the Sheriff’s Department Pension Plan to receive service credit for both military and prior law enforcement service. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the...
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NAVAIR Fellows Program Inducts 2017 Class

NAVAIR Fellows Program Inducts 2017 Class

Forty leading scientists and engineers were inducted into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Fellows program as new associate fellows during Sept. 14 ceremonies here and in Point Mugu, California.. Established in 2000, the Fellows Program has recognized 473 NAVAIR engineers and scientists for their significant technical contributions to naval aviation, while also encouraging...
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What if Your Car Accident Injuries Don’t Appear Immediately?

Any accident involving cars or other motor vehicles can be a traumatic experience and can leave lasting injury, both psychological and physical. In addition, some injuries may not become noticeable until the time following the accident. As such, it’s important that your injuries following the accident are closely observed, as will be explained in...
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Noise Advisory’s for Sep. 14th – 22nd

Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Noise Advisory’s for Sep. 14th – 22nd

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place September 15- 22, 2017 between the hours of 08:00 AM – 10:00AM. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking  for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is proud to announce it has earned NICHE Level 4 status for its exemplary care of elderly patients. NICHE stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.  Hospitals achieve NICHE rankings by completing tasks and working together to improve geriatric care.  To achieve high rankings, hospitals create interdisciplinary teams...
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Walden 4th Annual Fundraising Event – Friday, September 29th 2017

Walden 4th Annual Fundraising Event – Friday, September 29th 2017

St Mary’s has always been a “Community that Cares” about the most vulnerable.  In that spirit, and in recognition of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual fundraiser planned for September 29h. Firstly, we would like to thank our valued supporters of our...
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Statement from Attorney General Frosh on Equifax Data Breach

Statement from Attorney General Frosh on Equifax Data Breach

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today issued the following statement regarding the Equifax data breach, affecting approximately 143 million Americans. “This data breach is one of the most alarming we’ve seen. The number of Americans impacted is enormous. I am deeply concerned that Equifax seems to be charging victims for services to identify...
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NAVAIR Leadership Development Program welcomes 80 Future Leaders

NAVAIR Leadership Development Program welcomes 80 Future Leaders

The tradition of NAVAIR’s Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is alive and well as the 2017 cohort begins their journey to expand their organizational knowledge and sharpen their business and leadership skills. The newest cohort, comprised of 80 civilians and military members, has already taken part in the first of five classes: leadership orientation and...
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Hughesville Village Zoning Public Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 19

Hughesville Village Zoning Public Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 19

The Charles County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed new zoning for Hughesville Village on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). This zoning change would promote a traditional, walkable pattern of development in the village, as envisioned by the Hughesville...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $137.5 Million in Revenue During August

Maryland Casinos Generate $137.5 Million in Revenue During August

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced August 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center Holds Free Community Day to Celebrate Reopening

Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center Holds Free Community Day to Celebrate Reopening

The Calvert County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a free community day at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick Saturday, Sept. 23 to celebrate the center’s reopening today after being closed for annual maintenance. The community day will be held from noon-4 p.m. All Calvert County residents are invited...
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Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Capt. Jason Hammond assumed command of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony Aug. 31 at the installation’s Hangar 110. Hammond’s role as NAS Patuxent River commanding officer follows his previous position as the base executive officer (XO). “The experience of being Pax River’s XO has been extremely rewarding,” said...
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First Production Contract Awarded for CH-53K King Stallion

First Production Contract Awarded for CH-53K King Stallion

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a sole source, Fixed Price Incentive Firm, Firm Fixed Price, Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee contract  to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin company, for the Lot 1 Low Rate Initial Production of the CH-53K King Stallion, valued at $303,974,406. The contract action provides the funds for two CH-53K helicopters along with engineering...
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Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Invites the Community to Their 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Invites the Community to Their 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

Barbara and Chip Whipkey, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited of St. Mary’s County opened their Wild Birds Unlimited store in August of 2015.  Since that time, they have been actively sharing the joy of backyard birdfeeding with the community and have received a lot of support from the community in this endeavor. The Whipkey’s...
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Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Visitors to Maryland spent $17.3 billion on travel expenses in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released today by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. In addition, Maryland welcomed more than 42 million visitors in 2016, a four percent increase...
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