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Seniors Invited to MD Legislative Forum

Seniors Invited to MD Legislative Forum

Seniors are invited to attend the 2012 United Seniors of Maryland Legislative Forum in Annapolis, Maryland, to meet with local delegations and exchange views. The 35th Annual Legislative Forum will be held Tuesday,January 24, at the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, in Annapolis, Maryland. The cost is $15 per person, and includes...
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David Jones Announces his Candidacy for U.S. Senate

David Jones Announces his Candidacy for U.S. Senate

There are a great many issues facing America today. It will take a collaborative effort from all sides; a mindset that puts the well-being of the people first and foremost at the heart of the solutions. A reaffirmation of sensibility is needed. After much consideration, Mr. David Jones is pleased to announce his candidacy...
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Employees Encouraged to Compete in Local Jeopardy Tournament

Employees Encouraged to Compete in Local Jeopardy Tournament

3rd Annual Southern Maryland Jeopardy Tournament Friday January 13, 2012 6:00 p.m. at  Great Mills High School Auditorium Tickets: $5 All Proceeds benefit GMHS Engineering Club The Tournament will consist of two or three preliminary rounds and one Championship round. Every registrant will participate in one of the preliminary rounds. The two highest scorers from the...
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CMM Voted Best of the Bay

CMM Voted Best of the Bay

The Calvert Marine Museum was again chosen by Bay Weekly readers as the BEST OF THE BAY MUSEUM for 2011. For the past twelve years the Bay Weekly Newspaper has polled readers for their favorite things in Chesapeake Country to determine “Best of the Bay.” Thousands of responses are tallied in over 50 categories...
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New Thai Seafood & Grocery Now Open

New Thai Seafood & Grocery Now Open

Sawatdee Thai Seafood & Grocery is now open! Sawatdee offers steamed and live crabs, soft crabs, clams, scallops, shrimp, lobster, fish, crab meat and fresh oysters for retail and wholesale. Also available is an array of Thai grocery items and take-out. Sawatdee is located at 21525 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park and is open...
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Calvert Chamber Donates Scholarship Funds to CSM

Calvert Chamber Donates Scholarship Funds to CSM

The Chamber of Commerce of Calvert County presented the College of Southern Maryland with $3,202 in support of student scholarships during the Business After Hours hosted at the Prince Frederick Campus on Dec. 8. Front from left are CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, CSM Trustee Chair Mary Krug, Chamber Chair and CSM Director of...
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St. Mary’s Recs & Parks Director Stepping Down

St. Mary’s Recs & Parks Director Stepping Down

After 20 years as Recreation and Parks Director, Phil Rollins has announced his retirement effective April 1. Of his decision Phil, who has worked in the recreation and parks field for the past 36 years, said “This is something I’ve been thinking about for some time. I will miss the work I do and...
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Saving with Coupons Workshop at Calvert Library

Saving with Coupons Workshop at Calvert Library

Does the economy have you down?  Is shopping becoming a headache?  Calvert Library is here to help!  With guidance from local coupon celebrity Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor, “The Girl Who Loves Coupons,” get ready to unleash a new set of money-saving tools to turn your shopping woes around. Kimberly is a 30-year coupon veteran who has...
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2012 Year of the Dragon: Monthly DECD Column

2012 Year of the Dragon: Monthly DECD Column

Monthly DECD Column January 2012 Year of the Dragon Bob Schaller In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is the mightiest of the zodiac signs. A creature of myth and legend, oriental cultures regards the dragon as a divine beast, quite the opposite of the monster portrayed by...
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Smart Homes Plus Wins Holiday Display Contest

Smart Homes Plus, located at 21779 Tulagi Place in Lexington Park, received first place in the Lexington Park Business and Community Association’s annual Holiday Display Contest.  Upon hearing that they won this year’s competition, Mickey Sullivan, owner of Smart Homes Plus said, “We worked really hard on the display.  Once we got started, we...
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Team Excellence Award for Calvert County

Team Excellence Award for Calvert County

The Team Excellence Award for Calvert County was presented by the Board of Commissioners for a group of employees from the Department of Economic Development this year. The group consisted of Tourism Program Assistant Katie Baker, Tourism Program Specialist Joyce Baki, Executive Administration Assistant Sandy Bentley, Program Assistant Ruthie Buckler, Office Specialist Tammy Loveless,...
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Phil Shire Named LUGM Director

Phil Shire Named LUGM Director

The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County has selected Phil Shire as Land Use and Growth Management Director effective, January 3. Phil has over three decades in County government, serving in various positions from caretaker of the St. Clement’s Island Museum and as an inspector for zoning, construction, erosion and sediment control...
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Ownership Changes for Local Hotel

Ownership Changes for Local Hotel

Cherry Cove Hospitality announces that effective  December 27, 2011 the Hampton Inn Lexington Park is no longer a part of the Cherry Cove Hospitality, LLC portfolio of hotels. Built in July 1999, the Hampton Inn Lexington Park, a joint venture between Waring Hotels and the Lott Group, was the benchmark for excellence in service...
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Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 29

Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 29

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $1,122,306,649 not-to-exceed undefinitized modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0005).  A total of $358,597,078 is being obligated at time of award.  The contract includes both fixed price incentive and...
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Area Arby’s Restaurants Closed Due to Tough Economy

Area Arby’s Restaurants Closed Due to Tough Economy

On Friday, Dec. 23, after what is believed to a series of negotiations between local franchise holders and KBK Holdings, all area Arby’s Restaurants were closed. According to a communiqué received by Arby’s employees and managers from the local restaurant owners, “Due to financial difficulties brought on by the economy we have been forced...
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St. Mary’s Seeking Tax Counselors

St. Mary’s County AARP Tax-Aide Program needs volunteer tax counselors to provide free federal and state tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers with special attention to the senior population. AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS.  Training is provided; all returns are prepared electronically.  Volunteers must...
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Civista Announces The Crystal Ball, Inaugural Black Tie Gala

Civista Announces The Crystal Ball, Inaugural Black Tie Gala

Civista Health Foundation is very excited to announce the details of The Crystal Ball, inaugural Black Tie Gala event that is being added to their fundraisers that support Civista Medical Center. For the past year, an energetic event committee has been spreading the word through teasers by using the phrase The “C” Ball. The...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I. is being awarded an $80,830,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0077) to provide for the procurement of 25 MH-60R AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems for the Royal Australian Navy under the Foreign Military Sales Program. ...
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Local Icon Receives National Branding

On, December 15th, 2011 the Island Inn & Suites and Island Bar and Crab House, managed by Cherry Cove Hospitality, LLC, officially became part of the Ascend Collection with Choice Hotels International. The Ascend Collection® is a network of Historic, Boutique and Unique hotels that gives an authentic, local experience. It was designed specifically...
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Hoyer Fights To Prevent Middle-Class Tax Hike

Hoyer Fights To Prevent Middle-Class Tax Hike

Message from Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Yesterday, House Republicans stood in the way of bipartisan efforts to prevent a tax hike on 160 million Americans starting January 1. The middle-class payroll tax cut, which expires at the end of the month, should have been extended with wide, bipartisan support for another year. Democrats have...
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Marrick Homes Recognized for Support of Trades Programs

Marrick Homes Recognized for Support of Trades Programs

The College of Southern Maryland recognized Marrick Homes for support of the college’s trades programs by naming the CSM Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) carpentry lab in the company’s honor. “We can’t tell you enough what your donations have meant to our students and the college. It’s not just the tuition—it’s someone...
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November Jobs Report

November Jobs Report

Governor Martin O’Malley has released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of November.  The report shows that Maryland’s unemployment rate improved 0.3 percentage points in November to 6.9 percent – 1.7 percentage points below the national average. Maryland employers added 2,000 jobs in...
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Anita’s Cake Shop Open for Business

Anita’s Cake Shop Open for Business

On Monday, Dec. 19, crowds lined up for free samples of cupcakes and a peek at the new location of Anita’s Cake Shop in the Hickory Hills Shopping Center in California, Md. Anita’s has been doing a steady business of custom pastry orders from its old location on Chancellor’s Run Road, but the new location will...
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Sotterley Announces Something New for 2012!

Sotterley Announces Something New for 2012!

Sotterley Plantation is pleased to announce the beginning of something new in 2012 – the 2nd Saturday Series. The first four months of the year, the public will have the opportunity to experience four distinct aspects of this plantation’s past, present, and plans for the future. “Backstairs/Upstairs” Saturday, January 14, 2012 |  1:00 p.m....
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $84,386,113 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0032) to exercise an option for the procurement of 226 all up round, full rate production Lot 8 AGM-154C-1 unitary joint stand-off weapon missiles, including associated support equipment.  Work will...
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