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Thomas Stone High School Confers 230 Diplomas and Collect Over $18 Million in Scholarship Offers

Thomas Stone High School Confers 230 Diplomas and Collect Over $18 Million in Scholarship Offers

1The pride of Thomas Stone High School arrived at Regency Furniture Stadium Tuesday, May 28, for the Class of 2024’s graduation ceremony. The 230 graduates were led by valedictorian Charlie Bowie and salutatorian Noah Prado. Bowie, who will head to Boston University in the fall to study political science, urged the graduating seniors to...
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CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2024 spring sessions. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring, and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least...
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Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Aircraft System Improvement Award

Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Aircraft System Improvement Award

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD: The Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) team recently won the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Edward H. Heinemann Award for implementing a critical design change to the NGJ-MB pod by removing the Aft Pivot Assembly (APA) from the pod design, saving millions of dollars and hundreds of...
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St. Charles Kicks Off Charles County Public Schools 2024 Graduation Celebrations

St. Charles Kicks Off Charles County Public Schools 2024 Graduation Celebrations

The Charles County Public Schools graduation ceremonies began this week and are from May 28th through 31st with St. Charles kicking off the week with a morning commencement. The Kelly-green robes of the Spartans were the first to dominate the field of Regency Furniture Stadium Tuesday led by valedictorian Miracle Washington and salutatorian Chloe...
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Public Hearings on Proposed Real Property and Income Tax Increases Set for June 4, 2024

Public Hearings on Proposed Real Property and Income Tax Increases Set for June 4, 2024

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold public hearings on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. to present and receive comments regarding proposed increases to the real property tax and county income tax rates. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners Hearing Room, located in the Calvert County...
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NAVAIR Recognizes 11 Teams, Individuals Who ‘Changed The Game’ at Annual Commander’s Award

NAVAIR Recognizes 11 Teams, Individuals Who ‘Changed The Game’ at Annual Commander’s Award

On Wednesday, May 22, individuals and teams in 10 categories aligned to NAVAIR’s focus areas: speed of capability, affordability and availability, were recognized in the 24th annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards. Awardees for small business advocacy and the Association of Naval Aviation Edward H. Heinemann Award were also recognized. “Today’s award winners are being recognized for...
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June 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

June 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Summer is in full swing at the museum! From lighthouse tours and cruises on the river to animals and a special celebration at Lore Oyster House, you will have many great events to choose from this month. Also, our first Waterside Music Series concert of the season kicks off June 28 with Boyz II...
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Residents Honored for Local Historic Preservation Efforts

Residents Honored for Local Historic Preservation Efforts

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) presented the annual Historic Preservation Awards. Established in 1999, these awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in the field of historic preservation in St. Mary’s County. The CSMC and Historic Preservation Commission are pleased to announce...
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Hospice of the Chesapeake Celebrates 45 Years With Event and Raises $500,000!

Hospice of the Chesapeake Celebrates 45 Years With Event and Raises $500,000!

Around 300 guests mixed and mingled at the Fluegel Alumni Center to celebrate Hospice of the Chesapeake’s history of caring for life at its 45th Anniversary Celebration on May 11, 2024. The event raised $500,000 to support the organization’s hospice, supportive and grief care programs and services provided to patients and families in Anne...
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Maryland Motor Vehicle Registration Rates Increase on July 1, 2024

Maryland Motor Vehicle Registration Rates Increase on July 1, 2024

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) today announced adjusted vehicle registration rates for Fiscal Year 2025 renewals. The new rates are a result of legislation passed earlier this year – the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2024 – which supports a balanced approach to maintaining the state’s budget and transportation infrastructure. “As directed...
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Governor Moore Announces $19.6 Million in Broadband Awards to Provide Internet Access to 2,400 Maryland Households

Governor Moore Announces $19.6 Million in Broadband Awards to Provide Internet Access to 2,400 Maryland Households

Governor Moore announced $19.6 million in Fiscal Year 2024 awards through a new Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development program to help more Marylanders access high-speed, affordable internet. Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties, administered by the department’s Office of Statewide Broadband, will provide internet access to approximately 2,400 unserved Maryland households...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – May 14th 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – May 14th 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The CSMC then presented proclamations in recognition of National Drug Court Month, Stroke Awareness Month, Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Older Americans Month, and Historic Preservation Month. The CSMC and Department...
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Command Employees Recognized at NSWC Indian Head Division Honorary Awards Ceremony

Command Employees Recognized at NSWC Indian Head Division Honorary Awards Ceremony

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) recognized individuals and teams who made significant contributions to the command’s mission during the annual Honorary Awards ceremony hosted at College of Southern Maryland’s Velocity Center in Indian Head, Maryland, May 14. “This is a day to take the time to recognize how far you’ve...
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Navy’s Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) Passes Key Milestone: Completes Gate 2 R3B

Navy’s Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) Passes Key Milestone: Completes Gate 2 R3B

The Navy’s Future Vertical Lift (Maritime Strike) (FVL (MS)) program recently completed its Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), culminating in a Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (N9) “Gate 2” Resources and Requirements Review Board (R3B). The board unanimously endorsed the results of the AoA and directed the program to...
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LSM Emerging Leaders Give Back with Christmas in April Calvert County

LSM Emerging Leaders Give Back with Christmas in April Calvert County

The Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Program (LEAP) Class of 2024 joined forces with Christmas in April Calvert County this month to apply their servant leadership muscle to realizing the home improvement dreams of a Huntingtown resident. Class members are early- and mid-career professionals from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, who are devoting...
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Meet Tori Tayman, The Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River!

Meet Tori Tayman, The Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River!

Tori Tayman is the Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River. She provides high-level administrative support to NTWL leadership in a number of ways, including research, preparing reports, information requests and clerical functions (i.e. travel arrangements, correspondence, schedules, etc). Tori is a graduate of Chopticon High School in 2020 (the...
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Charles County Public Schools Teams Compete and Place in State MESA Competition

Charles County Public Schools Teams Compete and Place in State MESA Competition

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teams recently competed in the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) state competition, with four CCPS elementary school clubs taking first place in challenges designed to test engineering know-how, creativity and teamwork. The Statewide MESA Day Showcase and Awards Ceremony was held May 4 at the John Hopkins Applied...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Offering Free Admission to Military Members from May to September

St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Offering Free Admission to Military Members from May to September

Through the Blue Stars Museum Program, the St. Mary’s County Museum Division will offer free admission to museums and historic sites for actively serving members of the armed forces, as well as up to 5 family members, from Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 18, 2024) until Labor Day (Monday, September 2, 2024). Participating sites...
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Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter Announces Temporary Closure Due to Animal Control Investigation

Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter Announces Temporary Closure Due to Animal Control Investigation

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter announces the shelter will be closed to the public on Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9, 2024, for administrative duties related to an animal control investigation. During the closure, the shelter will remain accessible for emergencies and intakes for stray animals but will not be open for...
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Calvert County Joins State of Maryland to Become a “Stroke Smart” County

Calvert County Joins State of Maryland to Become a “Stroke Smart” County

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Calvert County is proud to announce it has partnered with the Calvert County Health Department, CalvertHealth, Calvert County Board of Education, and other community partners to become a “Stroke Smart” county. This effort, with the State of Maryland and other jurisdictions, aims to enhance community awareness and response...
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Boy Scouts of America to Become Scouting America

Boy Scouts of America to Become Scouting America

The Boy Scouts of America have announced that it will rebrand to Scouting America, reflecting the organization’s ongoing commitment to welcome every youth and family in America to experience the benefits of Scouting. The change will go into effect on February 8, 2025, the organization’s 115th anniversary. This announcement also comes as the organization...
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Calvert County Farmers Markets Return with Local Food, Products

Calvert County Farmers Markets Return with Local Food, Products

Buying local is easy with an abundance of fresh food from Calvert County’s farmers, agri-businesses and watermen. Patrons can find local produce, meat, bedding plants (vegetables and herbs) and a bounty of other offerings. Markets will be held on the following schedule: Tuesdays in Prince Frederick at CalvertHealth Medical Center back parking lot (130 Hospital...
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Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer Statement on April 2024 Jobs Report

Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer Statement on April 2024 Jobs Report

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the April jobs report: “This morning’s job report once again proves that the American economy continues to be the envy of the world. Under President Biden’s leadership, we have added a historic 15.4 million jobs – including 175,000 in April alone – and seen...
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Board of Public Works Approves $12.9 Million for Recreation and Land Preservation

Board of Public Works Approves $12.9 Million for Recreation and Land Preservation

The Board of Public Works approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources items including more than $12.9 million in grants to local governments and land trusts to preserve and protect land, and provide recreational opportunities for Marylanders. Program Open Space – Local  provides funding for county and municipal governments for the planning, purchase and development...
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St. Mary’s County Farmers Markets Open for the 2024 Season!

St. Mary’s County Farmers Markets Open for the 2024 Season!

St. Mary’s County is home to three county-sponsored farmers markets, where you can shop for fresh produce, locally raised meats and seafood, flowers, baked goods, local wines, spirits, and more! St. Mary’s County Government encourages all community members to visit The Barns at New Market, Home Grown Farm Market, and the California Farmers Market...
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