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Job Opportunity with Habitat for Humanity

Job Opportunity with Habitat for Humanity

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serves Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties by providing affordable housing. PHH is seeking a self-motivated individual to manage PHH Neighborhood Revitalization Project; empowers residents to revive their neighborhoods. The NRI Coordinator will build community relationships; develop funding programs, increase volunteer participation, and oversee...
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Calvert Employees Recognized for Nuclear Response Disaster Training

Calvert Employees Recognized for Nuclear Response Disaster Training

On January 24, the Calvert County BOCC presented fourteen employees with certificates and shirts for volunteering to take Nuclear Response Training in the unlikely event of a mishap at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Those employees work for Public Works in Solid Waste and Highway Maintenance Divisions. These employees not only volunteered to take...
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Administrative Office Work Campus Planned for NAS PAX

Administrative Office Work Campus Planned for NAS PAX

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Naval Air Station Patuxent River has competitively selected Hines Interests, L.P. (Hines) to participate in exclusive negotiations to form a Business & Leasing Plan for development on board NAS Patuxent River for commercial purposes. This effort is being developed under the Navy’s Enhanced Use Lease, or EUL, program. Members of...
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Slaughenhoupt Questions Award Recommendation and Contract Increase

Slaughenhoupt Questions Award Recommendation and Contract Increase

Calvert County Board of Commissioners During the new business portion of the Calvert Board of County Commissioners meeting on February 14th, Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt asked that the award recommendation for Interior Painting and Vinyl Wall Covering be tabled until he had a chance to look at all the supporting documents. He would like to...
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Local NAWCAD Contract Award

Local NAWCAD Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: J.F. Taylor Corp.,Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $9,043,754 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursement contract to provide systems engineering, specialized testing and evaluation for communication, navigation, and identification systems to be developed in support of the Mission Systems Evaluation Division (AIR 5.1) of the Naval Air Systems...
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Your Next Mentor Could be Just Around the Corner

Your Next Mentor Could be Just Around the Corner

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — You never know where you might meet your next mentor. A bartender at the restaurant where he worked encouraged Walter Augustin, then 16, to attend college. After graduating from Illinois Institute of Technology and serving in the Marine Corps, Augustin, a “lifelong learner,” is now the...
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Employer Registration Open for Tri-County Job Fair

Employer Registration Open for Tri-County Job Fair

Tri-County Job & Career Fair Employer Registration March 2, deadline for early registration for the Tri-County Job & Career Fair; March 22 deadline for registration to be entered to win Apple iPad2. Employer Registration is underway for the Tri-County Job and Career Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 10, College of Southern Maryland,...
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Online Marketing 101 Guarantees Local Businesses Online Success!

The owner of the Strategic Marketing Group, Chris Ripley is on a mission to save the world from bad marketing practices. A sales and marketing professional for over 30 years and adjunct professor at the College of Southern Maryland and the University of Phoenix, Ripley recently announced the launch of his book, Online Marketing...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $56,750,000 advance acquisition contract to provide long lead parts and components required for the manufacture of Lot 10 UH-1Y (15) and AH-1Z (13) helicopters for the Marine Corps in support of the H-1 upgrade program. ...
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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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