Business

Growing Grapes for Wine Program: 2012 Grant Announced

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is once again offering grants to farms in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties to aid in the purchase of wine grape vines. These funds are being made available as a continuation of SMADC’s Growing Grapes for Wine Program which was established to...
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Sabre Systems, Inc., Welcomes New Vice President of Information Technology

Sabre Systems, Inc., a professional Information Technology (IT) and engineering services company with offices spanning the country, is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas (Tom) Dickson, the company’s new Vice President of IT.  In this capacity, Tom will be responsible for leading the corporate IT team and managing the overall corporate technology infrastructure,...
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DNR Licensed Tree Removal Service Providers Available Online

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has a list of all licensed tree-removal service providers in Maryland. You can search by Company, County, Last Name, or LTE Number. You can search the list online at http://dnr.state.md.us/forests/tree_expert_search.asp. All tree care professionals practicing in Maryland must obtain a license. Without a license, they may not practice...
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St. Mary’s Hospital Wins National Marketing Honor

St. Mary’s Hospital’s Marketing and Public Relations Department recently earned the nationally recognized Gold Aster Award for the hospital’s quarterly community newsletter, Healthy Living.  More than 90,000 Southern Maryland residents receive the publication that is intended to inform and educate the community about health and health services. This is the production team’s first-ever Gold...
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SMECO Plans to Build Solar Project

SMECO Plans to Build Solar Project

On September 23, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) announced plans to build a solar project in Hughesville on a 47-acre parcel near the Co-op’s new Engineering and Operations facility. SMECO worked with the National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) to distribute a request for proposals in March and received responses from 18 developers who submitted...
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Prepare to be Amazed at Bowles Farm

Prepare to be Amazed at Bowles Farm

Starting Saturday, Sept. 24, Bowles Farm once again opens its large corn maze and pumpkin festival; the largest such fun experience in Southern Maryland. However, unlike years past, Tommy and Tina Bowles are adding to the experience with the addition of a new and fun “Corm Maze Express and the Farmily Daughter’s Cupcake Shop...
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Local Meats Now Available

Calvert County is one of five counties participating in Southern Maryland Meats, a new agricultural program that promotes safe, humane, locally produced meats. Customers have the opportunity to purchase local meats through the Southern Maryland Meats program on three farms and at two farm stores in Calvert County. The county has also received grant...
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Design Contest

Graphic artists are invited to submit designs to be considered for the cover of the 2012 edition of the Technology Handbook for St. Mary’s County.  The Patuxent Partnership will again sponsor the cover art contest with a $500 prize awarded to the winner. Artists must reside in or be employed by St. Mary’s County....
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Commissioners Seek Volunteers to Serve

The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County is seeking citizens who are interested in volunteering their time in public service to the community by serving on various Boards, Committees, and Commissions.  Interested citizens can download an application from the county’s website or call (301) 475-4200 ext. 1320.  Descriptions of the boards and...
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Mouths Watering at a Taste of St. Mary’s

Mouths Watering at a Taste of St. Mary’s

 On Sunday, Sept. 18, hundreds yearning for some tasty treats visited historic Leonardtown Square for the annual ‘Taste of St. Mary’s’. Several local businesses, neighbors, local government and organizations came together to support area restaurants and food professionals. This family-friendly event provided people with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of the specialties from a number...
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Greenwell Extends Deadline

Greenwell Extends Deadline

The Greenwell Foundation seeks food and commercial vendors, and artists and crafters for the 2nd Annual Monster Rockfish Festival scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30 (11am-5pm) at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood, Md. Greenwell has a few remaining spots to fill so the deadline has been extended until Oct. 1, 2011 The Festival features the...
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August Jobs Report: Statement from Gov. O’Malley

Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement following the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of employment data for the month of August.  The report shows Maryland’s employers shed 2,500 jobs last month, while the state’s unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a point to 7.3 percent. Maryland’s unemployment rate remains nearly 2 percentage points below the...
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St. Mary’s Women in Business

In the August 2011 issue of “Taste of the Bay” Magazine, two St. Mary’s County women business owners are included in their list of 20 women to watch. They are Karleen Jaffres of Café des Artistes and Dana Rebarchick of D.B. McMillan’s Pub and Grill, see http://tasteofthebay.com/. Did you know that Maryland ranks the...
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Sotterley Plantation Reopens Following Effects of Irene

Sotterley Plantation Reopens Following Effects of Irene

Hurricane Irene’s impact on Sotterley Plantation caused devastating effects including losing over 100 trees and sustaining damage to a number of the site’s historic structures.  Despite the necessity of closing for almost three weeks, Sotterley reopened for business on Thursday, September 15. Plans to host the upcoming Speaker Series finale, the Riverside WineFest at...
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A Leader, Not a Newspaper

A Leader, Not a Newspaper

The Lexington Park Leader is not a newspaper, lest there be any confusion. A newspaper purports to present unbiased information on a wide variety of topics almost always including government and law enforcement activities. The Lexington Park Leader is an electronic magazine with two pronounced aims. One is to be a news source, specifically...
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County Commissioners Announce Upcoming Economic Summit

While many local businesses are still reeling from the effects of the recent recession, the American hallmarks of self-reliance and spirit of volunteerism are alive and well here in Charles County. The future economic prosperity of our county and citizens is one of the Charles County Commissioners’ highest priorities.  The Commissioners are seeking new...
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Dominion Contributes More Than $200,000 to Help Victims of Hurricane Irene

The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources Inc., is contributing $210,000 to organizations assisting Hurricane Irene victims in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Connecticut. “For many families, Hurricane Irene destroyed or severely damaged their homes,” said Virginia M. Board, president of The Dominion foundation.  “Our community organizations are stepping  up to provide...
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Lexington Park Plan to be Unveiled

On September 29, the plan for the future of Lexington Park will be unveiled at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department located at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited and strongly encouraged to attend this last informal meeting prior to the anticipated public...
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Get to Know St. Mary’s Hospital – Southern Maryland News Net’s Business of the Week

Get to Know St. Mary’s Hospital – Southern Maryland News Net’s Business of the Week

Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, St. Mary’s Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, SMH’s staff is committed to providing St. Mary’s County patients the very best medical care with a compassionate touch. In 1912, local physician Francis...
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The Willows Restaurant Review – CLOSED

The Willows Restaurant Review – CLOSED

Two visits to this charming out of town restaurant proved to be worthwhile. Under new owners, they were still awaiting liquor deliveries and glassware. The interior was freshly painted and clean. There is a waiting area separate from the dining space with a bar at the back near the kitchen. The service was quick...
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Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC Leads QuickBooks® Workshops

Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC leads QuickBooks® Workshops. These fun and informative “mini” training workshops provide real life applications that make it easier to understand what is being taught using QuickBooks® first-hand. Get the most out of your QuickBooks®, join our workshops. Workshops are from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the La...
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Women’s Business Roundtable

Women business owners and women in the workplace are invited to attend the Women’s Business Roundtable at the Lexington Park Branch Library located at 21677 FDR Blvd  in Lexington Park.  The topic for this meeting is ‘Investments/Insurance 101 for Women Business Owners’ by Andrea Elward, a New York Life agent. Registration and a payment...
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