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Calvert Employees Honored for Length of Service

Calvert Employees Honored for Length of Service

On February 7, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners held their annual awards ceremony at Calvert Pines Auditorium. During the ceremony, over 120 employees were honored for their length of service to the county. County Departments that had employees recognized were Animal Control, Buildings and Grounds, Circuit Court, Control Center, County Treasurer, Detention...
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2012 Preservation Award Winners Announced

2012 Preservation Award Winners Announced

The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission hosted an Open House on February 11, at the Thomas Stone National Historic Site in Port Tobacco, Maryland.  As part of this event, the Commission announced the 2012 Charles County Preservation Award winners. Two Preservation Service Awards were presented at the Historic Preservation Commission’s Open House on Saturday,...
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The Marketing Formula

The Marketing Formula

By Chris Ripley Last week I was talking with the owner of a small IT services company about the poor results he had received from a direct mail piece. He mailed about 1500 postcards to a list of medical offices. He mailed the card and about a week later he followed up with a phone...
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Vicki Ross Calvert County Employee of the Year

Vicki Ross Calvert County Employee of the Year

Last year, Vicki Ross was chosen Calvert County’s Government Employee for the month of February. Ross works as an assistant in the Personnel Office. Vicki wears many hats in her position, but focuses on being the best customer service representative she can be. In her job, she deals with training, performing evaluations and with individuals seeking...
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Pride in the Park Parade Gearing Up for New Beginnings

Pride in the Park Parade Gearing Up for New Beginnings

Now that the Great Mills Road Streetscape project has come to an end after ten years, the town of Lexington Park, spurred on by the Lexington Park Business and Community Association is planning the first ever Pride in the Park Parade. The first ever parade in the park is set to take place on...
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O’Donnell Calls Out Hoyer on the Budget

O’Donnell Calls Out Hoyer on the Budget

During a press conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Congressman Hoyer expressed his opinion about the federal budget, “The fact is, you don’t need a budget.” Congressional candidate and Maryland House Minority Leader, Tony O’Donnellcalled Steny Hoyer’s budget comments “imbecilic.” As reported by CNSNews.com on February 8, 2012 Hoyer said: “What does the budget do?...
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Department Opens More Military Positions to Women

Department Opens More Military Positions to Women

The Defense Department announced Feb.9, 2012 changes to its assignment policy which will result in 14,325 additional positions being opened to women. “Women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military’s mission.  Through their courage, sacrifice, patriotism and great skill, women have proven their ability to serve in an expanding number of roles on and off...
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Charles County to Purchase 45 New Police Cars

Charles County to Purchase 45 New Police Cars

Sheriff Rex Coffey released the following information  in his blog  Say goodbye to the Ford Crown Victoria police car. 2011 was the last production year for the Crown Vic. 2012 brings a whole new look for the future of police cars. On Tuesday, February 7, 2012 the Charles County Board of County Commissioners approved...
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Buffalo Wild Wings Donates to Habitat for Humanity

Buffalo Wild Wings Donates to Habitat for Humanity

Alan Shirley, General Manager for the new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant located on Route 235 in Lexington Park, along with his staff, presented Pamela Shubert, Executive Director of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, with a check for $1,602. Buffalo Wild Wings chose Habitat for Humanity as their charity to donate a portion of the proceeds...
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President Day Closures

President Day Closures

St. Mary’s County Government Offices and all three St. Mary’s County Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents Day. Offices and libraries will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. The St. Andrews Landfill, Solid Waste/Recycling Program, six (6) St. Mary’s County Convenience Centers and the...
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PRAD Accepts Applications for 2012 Grant Round

PRAD Accepts Applications for 2012 Grant Round

Patuxent River Appreciaton Day, Inc. (P.R.A.D, Inc.) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2012 grant round. Non-profit organizations that provide educational programs or conduct research activities about the importance of the Patuxent River or Patuxent River Basin are eligible to apply. The grant recipients for 2011 were the Friends of Jefferson Patterson...
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SMECO Reduces Energy Charges

SMECO Reduces Energy Charges

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to reduce its energy charges. SMECO’s Standard Offer Service (SOS) rate is made up of the energy charge and the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA). SMECO is filing to reduce the residential winter energy charge from 9.11 cents per...
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Contractor gets $26M for T-34, T-44 and T-6 Maintenance

Contractor gets $26M for T-34, T-44 and T-6 Maintenance

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., was awarded on Jan. 31 a $26,063,162 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-11-D-0014) to exercise an option for logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance to support 161 T-34, 54 T-44, and 172 T-6...
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Be on the Lookout for your Golden Ticket!

Be on the Lookout for your Golden Ticket!

On February 5, 1937, 75 years ago this month, SMECO’s original board signed the documents that would bring the cooperative to life. In the coming months, we have many activities and programs planned to celebrate 75 years of service to Southern Maryland and the growth and continued advancement of this community. Be on the...
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Free Touchdown Furniture

Free Touchdown Furniture

Now here’s a neighborly Super Bowl chance, offered by Raley’s Home Furnishings in Lexington Park. Perhaps it’s a long shot, but the winner could end up watching the Big Game on furniture that turns free during a touchdown. Here’s how it works:   All customers who make a purchase now through 3 p.m. on...
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Update on Maryland Association of Counties

Update on Maryland Association of Counties

Commissioners Shaw and Slaughenhoupt attend the Wednesday meetings of MACo and Commissioner Shaw gave a brief summary. MACo is made up of the 23 counties and Baltimore City and is nonpartisan and nonprofit. There are three committees – Education, Tax and Land Use. Commissioner Shaw is on the Tax Committee and Commissioner Jack Russell,...
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DNR Names Herrington Harbour Maryland Clean Marina of 2011

DNR Names Herrington Harbour Maryland Clean Marina of 2011

The Maryland Department  of Natural Resources (DNR) presented Steuart  and Hamilton Chaney, owners of Herrington  Harbour Marina with the inaugural Clean  Marina of the Year Award on January 26 at a Clean Marina workshop in  Annapolis. The runners-up were Spring Cove Marina in Solomons and Tidewater Yacht  Service Center  in Baltimore. “Implementing  and maintaining...
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Weekend Nightlife Feb. 3-5: Super Bowl Weekend Party Central

Weekend Nightlife Feb. 3-5: Super Bowl Weekend Party Central

Looking for a night out on the town or a fun place to watch the Super Bowl? Southern Maryland has an entertainment lineup you won’t want to miss! Friday, February 3 Leonardtown: First Free Fridays Solomons: First Free Friday Hotel Charles: DJ Andrea Ruddy Duck: Fair Warning Rustic River Bar & Grill: The Piranah’s...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $226,999,940 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-04-C-3146) for services in support of the P-8A System Development and Demonstration Program for the T-1 and T-3 aircraft.  This modification will support interim flight clearance for the P-8A...
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Two Calvert County Volunteers Establish Southern MD CPR & First Aid Training

Two Calvert County Volunteers Establish Southern MD CPR & First Aid Training

What started out as teaching for their fellow volunteers has now grown into a productive business teaching daycares, churches, corporations, groups and families the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED and First Aid. Chief Jonathan Riffe, of the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and partner Kim Jones, a Calvert County Paramedic, have several years of  CPR...
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Treat Your Valentine to a Special Gift this February

Treat Your Valentine to a Special Gift this February

In honor of all things Cupid and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Calvert Marine Museum is offering a great bargain for new individual and family memberships to the Museum. From now through February 29, new museum memberships for individuals and families are $5 OFF the regular great price! Members enjoy year-round family fun –...
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Hoyer Urges Congress to Take Action on Middle-Class Tax Cuts

Hoyer Urges Congress to Take Action on Middle-Class Tax Cuts

On Jan. 31, the Joint Economic Committee released a new report, which includes a county-by-county breakdown of the additional take-home pay that workers here in Maryland and throughout the country will receive if middle-class tax cuts are extended through the end of 2012. According to the report, a one-year extension would allow the average...
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Calvert County Employees Recognized

Calvert County Employees Recognized

Almost 300 Calvert County employees were honored on Jan. 24, for going above and beyond during the days before and after Hurricane Irene. Each Department head went to the podium and called the names of their employees to come forward and accept a token of appreciation. These Departments were the Board of County Commissioners, Circuit...
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Choosing Your Income Tax Preparer

Choosing Your Income Tax Preparer

New paid preparer regulations which include registration with the IRS, testing by the IRS and continuing education will affect 350,000 paid income tax return preparers beginning in 2012.  Previously there were no minimum education requirements, no testing, and no continuing education requirements for someone to prepare income tax returns for a fee. Effective 1/1/12,...
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SMECO Partners with Crime Solvers to Solve Copper Theft

SMECO Partners with Crime Solvers to Solve Copper Theft

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has teamed up with Crime Solvers of Charles County to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of individuals stealing copper wire from the electric distribution system in Southern Maryland. The economic slowdown has increased the occurrences of copper theft throughout...
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