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SMH Awarded for Excellent Stroke Care

SMH Awarded for Excellent Stroke Care

St. Mary’s Hospital recently received the American Heart Association’s “Silver Performance Achievement Award” for excellent stroke care.  This award reflects an 85 percent or higher compliance rate for seven care measures over 12 months.  St. Mary’s Hospital became the first hospital to be named a Primary Stroke Center in Southern Maryland in the spring...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: DRS C3 & Aviation Co., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $48,459,005 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0011) to exercise an option for logistics services in support of E-6B aircraft, to include management of government-owned inventory and material support of aircraft. In addition, this...
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Open for Business in Lexington Park

Home2 Suites by Hilton Open for Business in Lexington Park

 Southern Maryland’s Leading Hostpitality provider announces the opening of the Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington Park.   Home2 Suites by Hilton, is the newest and fastest growing brand in the history of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands.  As the brand’s sevenths U.S. property to open, this will also be the first LEED-certified hotel in Southern...
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Donation to Benefit Many

Donation to Benefit Many

At the heart of a $200,000 donation of medical and non-medical equipment and supplies to the hospital from the St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary is the group’s desire to benefit patients and their families. The Auxiliary is using the money to support a number of clinical units throughout St. Mary’s.  The equipment includes such diverse...
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SMECO Acquires Electric System at SMCM

SMECO Acquires Electric System at SMCM

Recently, the Maryland State Board of Public Works approved Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) acquisition of the electric system at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City.  SMECO and the college have been working on this privatization effort for nearly eight years. This project is similar to other privatization agreements SMECO has...
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St. Mary’s County Government Enters Facebook Arena

St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners are excited to announce citizens now have a new way to receive information, updates and interact with County government. The County has launched its own official page on the social media networking site, Facebook. Residents can now access the County’s Facebook page via the County’s home page www.co.saint-marys.md.us,...
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Ethics Commission Revisions Going To Public Hearing

Ethics Commission Revisions Going To Public Hearing

 The Calvert County Ethics Commission presented their revisions to the ethics policy to the Board of County Commissioners for Calvert. There was some disagreement among the board on whether to “grandfather” in employees working for the county that were related to employees also working for the county and those who were related under the...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts were awarded locally: General Electric Aircraft Engines, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $29,703,712 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0088) for eight F414-GE-400 spare engines for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass. (51.8 percent); Madisonville, Ky. (20.9 percent); Hooksett, N.H. (12 percent); Rutland, Vt....
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Former Greenpeace Leader Tours CSM

Former Greenpeace Leader Tours CSM

Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy) Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore, former leader of Greenpeace, met with College of Southern Maryland students, administrators and faculty Nov. 15 to learn about the college’s partnership with Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG). CSM’s Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) associate’s degree program provides scholarships and internship opportunities at CENG as...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $17,262,617 firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the design, development, and installation of engineering change proposal (ECP) 618 retrofit kits for eight Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18 aircraft under the Foreign...
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BOCC Receives Additional Legislative Proposals

Three additional 2012 Legislative Proposals (#’s 11, 12, and 13 below) have been received by the Board of County Commissioners. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments on each of the proposals at the Commisssioners’ joint public meeting with the St. Mary’s County Delegation on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 7:00 p.m....
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Shop Small Business Saturday Destination Guide

Shop Small Business Saturday Destination Guide

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday.  On Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 comes Small Business Saturday(SM), a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.  Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Small businesses...
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Must See & Shop: 231 Farm, Home & Pet Center

Must See & Shop: 231 Farm, Home & Pet Center

After the whirlwind that is Black Friday, join the growing number of supporters who are planning to frequent small businesses this Saturday, Nov. 26 and shop small. What may be even more fun is to enhance the shopping experience by heading off the beaten path; away from the hustle bustle and busy roads and...
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October Jobs Report

Governor Martin O’Malley recently issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of October. The report shows that Maryland employers added 3,100 jobs. Maryland’s unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 7.2 percent, and is 20 percent below the national rate of 9 percent. “Our...
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Christmas on the Square & Annual Tree Lighting

Christmas on the Square & Annual Tree Lighting

Ring in the holiday season! The Town of Leonardtown is hosting its annual “Christmas on the Square and Tree Lighting” event in Historic downtown Leonardtown on Friday, November 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy holiday entertainment, music, sleigh rides, train rides, fire truck rides, hay rides, horse & carriage rides, a petting...
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Award Winning Garden in Lights to Commence Dec. 2

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center recenly announced that the award-winning Garden in Lights will commence December 2, 2011 at 6:00pm. Showcasing several hundred handmade light sculptures throughout the 30-acre park, visitors will be surrounded by a holiday light show that won Maryland Life Magazine’s Best Holiday Tradition award in 2011.  Garden in Lights attendees...
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Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of the First International F-35

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of the First International F-35

The first international Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35 Lightning II rolled out of the factory Nov. 20. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense will use the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet, known as BK-1, for training and operational tests.  BK-1 will undergo functional fuel system checks before being transported to the flight line for ground...
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Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to MD Private Nonprofit Organizations

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this month that certain Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) in Maryland that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans.  These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting...
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SMECO Donates Over $15,000 to Center for Children

SMECO Donates Over $15,000 to Center for Children

Employees of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently donated more than $15,000 to the Center for Children in Southern Maryland. The Center for Children serves Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties through offices located in La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick. The money will aid the group’s mission of providing therapy and psychiatric services...
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Make it a Maryland Holiday

Make it a Maryland Holiday

Dear Friend, In two days, families across our State will celebrate Thanksgiving. They’ll enjoy great food and company, rejoice in the Ravens victory over the 49ers and pore over websites for the best deals on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. But the holidays are about more than that. They’re about coming together as...
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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Comments on Supercommittee Negotiations

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Comments on Supercommittee Negotiations

The failure of the Congressional Supercommittee to reach an agreement on deficit reduction is a setback for the country’s efforts to achieve fiscal responsibility while protecting our national security. If Congress fails to act over the next year, the Department of Defense will face devastating, automatic, across-the-board cuts that will tear a seam in...
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Buffalo Wild Wings Officially Open for Business

Buffalo Wild Wings Officially Open for Business

On Monday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m., the latest new restaurant in Lexington Park held a ribbon cutting to officially mark open for business. Hundreds of people waited in line for up to 24 hours for their chance to receive free Buffalo Wild Wings for a year. The first 100 people, tired and plenty hungry, received...
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This Christmas, Give the Gift of Membership

This Christmas, Give the Gift of Membership

This year, why not consider giving friends and family the gift of membership to the Calvert Marine Museum. A Museum membership offers opportunities for friends and loved ones to discover the remarkable world where fresh and saltwater meet to form the largest estuary in North America. Membership is a gift that will offer lasting...
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All Invited to Hospice of St. Mary’s Festival of Trees

All Invited to Hospice of St. Mary’s Festival of Trees

On Saturday, Dec. 3 at the James A, Forrest Tech Center in Leonardtown, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hospice of St. Mary’s presents its fourth annual Festival of Trees. The Tech Center is located a 24005 Point Lookout Rd in Leonardtown between Leonardtown High School and Leonardtown Middle School across from the St....
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Innovative Employment Center Opens in Charles County

Innovative Employment Center Opens in Charles County

“Free Time to Overtime” center aims to link the underemployed with business owners needing help with projects, or needing positions filled at their companies It‘s a match made in economic heaven: Bring together businesses that need employees or help with projects with people who are looking for work. Charles County, Maryland residents and business...
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