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Overflow Crowd Launches O’Donnell Campaign Headquarters

Overflow Crowd Launches O’Donnell Campaign Headquarters

Amidst a throng of Republican supporters, including elected officials from across the state and the Southern Maryland area, Delegate Anthony J. O’Donnell opened his campaign headquarters located in the King Building in Prince Frederick on Jan. 28th. The ceremony began at 11 a.m. as Frank McCabe, Chair of the Calvert County Republican Central Committee...
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First Ever Southern Maryland Comic-Con

First Ever Southern Maryland Comic-Con

Awesome Conventions, LLC is proud to present the first-ever Southern Maryland Comic-Con on Sunday, January 29, 2012. The comic book convention will take place at the Waldorf Elks Lodge, 2210 Old Washington Rd, from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is only $5, and kids 10 and under get in free. This exciting event...
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Airborne Networking Event Coming Soon

Airborne Networking Event Coming Soon

The Southern Maryland AFCEA chapter invites members of the public, business, and base communities to the “Airborne Networking: Challenges and Solutions” Symposium at the Solomons Holiday Inn Jan 31 – Feb. 1. The goal of this symposium is to help members of the broader community (government, industry, and academia) better understand the issues and...
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Old Line Bank Sponsors the Arts at CSM

Old Line Bank Sponsors the Arts at CSM

Old Line Bank presents CSM with a sponsorship donation of $10,000 in in support of the CSM Arts 2011-12 season. From left are Old Line Bank Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Jim Cornelsen, Old Line Bank Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Christine M. Rush, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried and CSM Vice...
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Laughing Buddha Restaurant Review

Laughing Buddha Restaurant Review

Since I love Chinese cuisine and the name Laughing Buddha was intriguing, I chose this restaurant to dine with friends. It was a Friday night and parking was scarce. After finding a space at the end of the strip mall, I went in to wait for my friends. The wait staff welcomed me and...
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NAWCAD Team Wins Innovation Award for Pioneering Work in Unmanned Systems

NAWCAD Team Wins Innovation Award for Pioneering Work in Unmanned Systems

Pax River’s naval aviation community is hailing its newest group of pioneers. In December, NAWCAD recognized the Cargo Resupply Unmanned Aerial System (CRUAS) team with its Commander’s Innovation Award for developing a fast-track contracting and technical strategy, allowing the Navy and Marine Corps to deploy the first Unmanned Vertical Lift Cargo UAS. Eric Pratson,...
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Local Navy Contract Award

Local Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, N.Y., is being awarded a $781,500,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0044) for the manufacture and delivery of five low rate initial production Lot 4 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.  Work will be performed in Syracuse, N.Y. (25.36 percent); Bethpage,...
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16th Annual Robert Burns Dinner

16th Annual Robert Burns Dinner

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland (CSSM) is celebrating its 16th Annual Robert Burns Night on Saturday, February 4th 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn Solomons. This celebration offers a formal evening affair for those who love history, Celtic tradition and Robert Burns, the man and poet. This formal event is held to honor...
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The Number One Small Business Marketing Mistake

The Number One Small Business Marketing Mistake

By Chris Ripley I’ve been working with small businesses for almost nine years, helping them with their marketing and business development. In almost every company I find this one major marketing mistake – failure to have a strategic and tactical marketing plan. A strategic and tactical marketing plan – to some it may sound...
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New State Regulations Regarding Signage

In 2011, the State Legislature adopted new policies and procedures that affect most of Calvert County’s main roads. These bills addressed enforcement of signs within the State road right-of-way and adjacent to State Scenic Byways. Businesses and citizens have expressed concern over these new regulations. Any existing advertising that were legal prior to October...
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Hot off the Press

Hot off the Press

The 2012 Calvert County Visitors Guide is now available. The Visitors Guide contains information on shopping, restaurants and county visitor attractions like Breezy Point Beach & Campground, Annmarie Garden, Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, historic churches, five local wineries and many other places of interest. The guide also features contact information...
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Training for Fruit and Vegetable Producers

Training for Fruit and Vegetable Producers

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the University of Maryland (UMD) will conduct training for fruit and vegetable producers who want to learn more about implementing good agricultural practices. Farmers are invited to learn about the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program at a training session to be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m....
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Lockheed Martin F-35A Performs First Night Flight

Lockheed Martin F-35A Performs First Night Flight

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 19, 2012 –  The first night flight in the history of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Program was completed Wednesday, January 18 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.  Piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Mark Ward, AF-6, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, launched at 5:05 p.m. PST and landed...
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Business Alliance Of Charles County Announces New Chairman

Business Alliance Of Charles County Announces New Chairman

The Business Alliance of Charles County (BACC) is proud and excited to announce the election of Mr. Wayne Magoon as Chairman of the Board for 2012. Wayne is co-owner of Beacon Printing, Inc. in Waldorf, a veteran-owned company with a strong reputation for community service and Charles County Chamber of Commerce 2011 Reed W....
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O’Donnell Statement on Rejection of Keystone Pipeline

O’Donnell Statement on Rejection of Keystone Pipeline

The refusal of the President and his allies in Congress to build the Keystone Pipeline is another example of political correctness triumphing over the needs of hardworking American families. This project should have been approved last year. The President and his congressional allies tried to delay a decision on Keystone until after the election....
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Important Tax Changes, New Deadline

Important Tax Changes, New Deadline

With the tax filing deadline less than three months away, Comptroller Peter Franchot recently announced important changes and new customer service initiatives for this year’s filing season. Many of this year’s changes are part of the Comptroller’s initiative to go green, saving our state’s natural resources and tax dollars. “I’m proud of my agency for...
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Local Navy Contract Award

Local Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $7,283,403 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee V-22 multi-year production contract (N00019-07-C-0001) to provide for production line preparation and production incorporation of unique identification marked parts for MV and CV Lot 16 aircraft.  Work will...
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Lexington Park Business and Community Association Applauds the Town’s Transformation

Lexington Park Business and Community Association Applauds the Town’s Transformation

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Lexington Park Business and Community Association reviewed the current status of the Lexington Park master plan – an enormous effort to revitalize and transform the area into a thriving business and community district; safe from crime and prosperous for businesses of all types. During...
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Charles County Chamber Executive Director Dismissed

Charles County Chamber Executive Director Dismissed

Effective immediately, Ms. Arlene McLaren has been dismissed from the position of Executive Director of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Details of the dismissal are of an internal employment nature and will not be discussed further. The Chamber wishes her the best of luck in her future endeavors. In the interim, the...
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8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

The 8th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast was held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Monday, January 16, 2012. Attendees were delighted with performances by the First Missionary Baptist Church, Spring Ridge Middle School, and the College’s Black Student Union Gospel Choir. Speaking at the breakfast was Dr. E....
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Statement from Gov. Martin O’Malley Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Statement from Gov. Martin O’Malley Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 16, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Today, we honor and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “At a time in our nation when many are divided whether by political or social beliefs, we should...
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Charles County Now Hiring

Charles County Now Hiring

The Charles County Department of Public Works, Parks and Grounds Division, is currently accepting applications for seasonal and part-time employment opportunities for the 2012 season. For additional information and to receive an application and job listing, please call the Parks and Grounds Division office at (301) 932-3470, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4...
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January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month

Promoting mentoring are 18 government and non-profit agencies, that have joined together to expand the roles for businesses, congregations, families, neighborhoods, schools and youth organizations. Businesses are encouraged to have their employees mentor as good citizens, while they help build the future workforce. It is important that all Calvert County citizens learn about the...
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Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Calvert County has received, for the eleventh year in a row, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the National Government Finance Officers Association. The award represents the highest achievement in governmental budgeting. Bond rating agencies see this award as favorable. This award is valid for one year. In order to receive the budget award,...
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T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation at the James A. Forrest Career Center in Leonardtown with their venture to build a 2600 square foot Cape Cod style house in Madel Manor. Currently, the house is under roof and ready for rough-in HVAC, plumbing,...
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