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NAVAIR Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $7,049,944 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-07-G-0008) for the Block 20/C upgrade to the CV-22 to include co-site communications; multi-mission advanced tactical terminal replacement; standby flight instrument; global positioning system repeater...
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Boeing Receives $1.7B for 7 More US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing Receives $1.7B for 7 More US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Photo courtesy of Boeing Boeing on Nov. 3 received a $1.7 billion low-rate initial production (LRIP) award from the U.S. Navy for seven additional P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. LRIP-II is the follow-on to an initial LRIP-I contract awarded in January to provide six Poseidon aircraft. Overall, the Navy plans to purchase...
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Gov. O’Malley Officially Launches “Maryland: Stronger Together” Campaign

Gov. O’Malley Officially Launches “Maryland: Stronger Together” Campaign

Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by children at The Ark Preschool in Baltimore and officials from CareFirst, officially launched the “Maryland: Stronger Together” campaign to encourage all Marylanders to give back and volunteer during the Holiday Season. The Ark is a preschool for homeless children in Baltimore City, and serves children between the ages...
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New Primary Care Medical Practice Opens in Waldorf

Eze Family Health Center, Southern Maryland’s first primary care medical practice to also offer integrative medical services, is now open and accepting new patients. To celebrate the occasion, it is hosting an Open House event and providing free basic health screenings on Sat., Nov. 19, from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Located at 11750...
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Internet Marketing and Advertising – Is it Worth the Price?

As the world of marketing changes from traditional print and analogue media such as television and terrestrial radio to that of Internet-based media, many unfamiliar with the benefits of Internet marketing and advertising find themselves wondering how effective that type of marketing, advertising  and sales can be. Succinctly put; the answer is very effective...
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Local Contract Awards

The following NAWCAD & NAVAIR contracts have been locally awarded: ERAPSCO, Inc., Columbia City, Ind., is being awarded a $15,625,905 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, performance-based contract (N00421-11-C-0030) to exercise options for the production of 3,544 AN/SSQ-36B sonobuoys and 8,588 AN/SSQ-62E sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy (3,500 AN/SSQ-36; 8,500 AN/SSQ-62) and for the...
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More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum

More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum

More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum – A Conversation with Doug Alves The following is another article in Southern Maryland News Net’s Monday morning conversation series.  This week we learned more about the Calvert Marine Museum in a ‘Conversation With …’ C. Douglass Alves, Jr.  – the museum’s director. SMNN: How...
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Citizens Encouraged to Get Involved in Local Government

The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents to fill vacancies on the following boards, committees, and commissions: Adult Public Guardianship Review Board Alarm Review Board Animal Matters Hearing Board Area Council on Aging Blue Ribbon Commission Board of Social Services Cable Advisory Commission Charles County Economic Development Executive Board Commission for Women Disadvantaged...
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Calvert Marine Museum – Membership Pays!

Calvert Marine Museum – Membership Pays!

Visit their websites below for more information. Calvert Marine Museum Website Membership Information Concerts & Events Make a Donation MEMBERSHIP PAYS!
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $75,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for studies associated with the F135 propulsion system. Services to be provided include engineering, programmatic, and logistics tasks related to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F135 propulsion system...
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Chamber Members Enjoy a Night on “Treasure Island”

Chamber Members Enjoy a Night on “Treasure Island”

The St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce celebrated their monthly Business After Hours Oct. 26, 2011 at the Island Bar & Crab House on the picturesque St. George’s Island in Piney Point surrounded by the natural beauty of the Potomac River. “Treasure Island” was the theme of the night as guests came dressed in...
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Public Meeting to Preview Dowell Road Improvements in Solomons

The Calvert County Department of Public Works is hosting a public informational meeting on the Dowell Road widening improvements project on Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum Auditorium in Solomons. The $7 million project will include wider travel lanes for Dowell Road, a turning center lane from MD Rt. 765...
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Fitch Affirms St. Mary’s AA+ Credit Rating

As part of its routine surveillance review Fitch Ratings has affirmed St. Mary’s County’s AA+ rating on approximately $100 million of outstanding tax General Obligation bonds, used to fund road improvements and school construction. The rating agency began the review of the county’s debt about a month ago. Though the county is not selling...
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Calvert Library Southern Branch Renovation Update

Calvert Library Southern Branch Renovation Update

An architect has been selected for the renovation of the Calvert Library Southern Branch. Patricia Hofmann, Calvert Library Director said of the awardee, “GBA (Gant Brunnett Architects), based in Baltimore, has extensive experience in the design of public libraries, including renovation projects.”  There were twelve other bids reviewed and evaluated by a panel.  GBA...
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Wicomico Shores to Host 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Charity Event

Wicomico Shores Golf Course staff will host the Eleventh Annual Thanksgiving Day charity golf event on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Golf Course staff plan to donate their time to open the course on Thanksgiving Day and will waive greens and cart fees for patrons who contribute various non-perishable food and household items for charity....
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Economic Gardening, Innovation and Small Business

Last week we were introduced to the concept of Economic Gardening by a practitioner turned researcher from Colorado. Robin Phelps founded and directs Innovation Economy Partners in Denver and spoke at the annual Charles County Economic Summit in Waldorf. This year’s summit theme, “Harvesting our Own: Cultivating Growth and Job Creation from Within” was...
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Make the Vision a Reality for CMM

Make the Vision a Reality for CMM

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is on the verge of its “Coming of Age.” Over forty years of growth and nearly two million visitors later, the public demand for activities and programs has increased beyond the capacity of the existing building. To meet the overwhelming needs of the community, the museum has launched a...
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SMECO Crews Assist with Pennsylvania Power Restoration

SMECO Crews Assist with Pennsylvania Power Restoration

After an early winter storm rolled across New England on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) crews drove to Boyertown in eastern Pennsylvania to help restore electric service to customers of Metropolitan Edison, a FirstEnergy company. SMECO’s 20 linemen left early Tuesday morning to help put up power...
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Application Process Open for Fiscal Year 2013 Grants

Fiscal year 2013 applications for grants awarded by the Charles County Board of County Commissioners are now being accepted.  Applicants must be designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations serving the citizens of Charles County. To access the grant application online, visit www.CharlesCounty.org and click on “Government” in the left navigation column, and then...
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St. Mary’s Announces Veteran’s Day Closings

St. Mary’s County Government Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2011, in observance of Veteran’s Day.  County offices will re-open on Monday, November 14. The Solid Waste/Recycling Program, Landfill, six (6) convenience centers and the St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be open and operating normal business hours on Friday, November 11....
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Shoppers Paradise at Calvert Marine Museum

Shoppers Paradise at Calvert Marine Museum

 Calvert Marine Museum members have known about the unique and high-quality, made-in-America goods available at the museum’s delightful store for years, but many museum visitors might have missed the wide variety of merchandise during their visit. Museum Store Manager and Buyer, Maureen Baughman, associated with the museum for over 18 years said about the...
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St. Mary’s Economy Shows Slight Improvement – A Conversation with Bob Schaller, Part 2

St. Mary’s Economy Shows Slight Improvement – A Conversation with Bob Schaller, Part 2

St. Mary’s Economy Shows Slight Improvement – A Conversation with Bob Schaller, Part 2 This is the second installment of our recent interview with Bob Schaller, Ph.D, director of St. Mary’s County’s Dept. of Economic and Community Development. Check out Southern Maryland News Net Monday mornings for interviews with people in Southern Maryland who...
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Redbox Raises Rental Price Effective Oct. 31

Redbox Raises Rental Price Effective Oct. 31

Starting on Monday, October 31, the daily rental charge for DVDs will change to $1.20 a day. The price change is due to rising operating expenses, including new increases in debit card fees. Daily rental charges for Blu-ray™ Discs and video games won’t change.  Additional-day charges for DVDs rented before Oct. 31 won’t be affected, either....
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St. Mary’s Chamber Invites You on a Tour of China

St. Mary’s Chamber Invites You on a Tour of China

The St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Citslinc International, invites you to join them  on a business and cultural tour of China March 29-April 6, 2012.  This trip is a rare oppurtunity to experience China at a very reasonable price! The Tour Includes: * Transportation to/from JFK Airport * Round-trip airfare...
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CSM STEM Efforts Supported by Booz Allen Hamilton

CSM STEM Efforts Supported by Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton Principal Ray Wernecke, center, presented College of Southern Maryland Development Director Martina Arnold, far right, with a $2,500 donation for CSM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) efforts. Wernecke is joined by, from left, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin and CSM Vice President of...
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