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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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Historic St. Mary’s City: May 2024 Events

Historic St. Mary’s City: May 2024 Events

May 8.  Little Explorers – From Seed to Sunflower 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.. Ages 3 – 5 (with accompanying adult) HSMC Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md Spring is in full bloom at HSMC! Be prepared to put your hands to the dirt as Little Explorers learn about planting sunflowers...
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Solomons Maritime Festival – Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Solomons Maritime Festival – Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions on Saturday, May 4 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 18th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, cooking demonstrations, traditional music, toy boat building, a kid-friendly obstacle course, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family. Free 30 – minute cruises on the Wm. B....
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Chesapeake Life Center Offers Family Grief Program at Maryland Therapeutic Riding

Chesapeake Life Center Offers Family Grief Program at Maryland Therapeutic Riding

Grieving families can explore their loss with expertly trained horses during Family Day at the Farm. It will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Maryland Therapeutic Riding, 1141 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, Maryland. Horses are incredibly sensitive to human emotions and their emotional intelligence can be a helpful tool...
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DNR Seeking Public Comment for 2025 Maryland State Forest Work Plans

DNR Seeking Public Comment for 2025 Maryland State Forest Work Plans

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now seeking public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2025 annual work plans for the following state forests: Chesapeake/Pocomoke, Green Ridge, Potomac-Garrett, and Savage River. The comment period concludes Thursday, May 30, 2024. Annual work plans help the department identify priorities within the scope of the forests’ long-range management....
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Stop by the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center!

Stop by the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center!

The Old Jail Museum, a well-known landmark in the heart of Leonardtown and one of the four museums and historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, will continue to be open to the public for extended hours on Leonardtown First Fridays in addition to regular daily visitation hours. Interested visitors...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – April 30, 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – April 30, 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 Hurricane Preparedness Week and Small Business Month. They then presented a commendation for Sue Veith in celebration of her retirement after 30...
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Prince George’s County Retired Senior Reeling After $50,000 Lottery Win

Prince George’s County Retired Senior Reeling After $50,000 Lottery Win

He was “stunned and overwhelmed” after discovering Feb. 5 win A Prince George’s County man is dancing with a little more energy today as he claimed a $50,000 Pick 5 prize. According to the big winner, he likes the number 20783 and has played it for over a year. That persistence paid off. He...
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May 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

May 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Experience the rich maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay at the Solomons Maritime Festival! Be sure to check out Wm. B. Tennison cruises, educational programs, special events, and the first month of openings for Cove Point Lighthouse and Lore Oyster House this season! For more information, please visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com Wednesday, May 1 – Lore...
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Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition Announces Website Launch and Celebration

Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition Announces Website Launch and Celebration

The Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition is excited to announce the launch of its new searchable website celebrating the diverse history of Southern Maryland. This new searchable website will enable our community, students and teachers, and those interested to access this rich and extensive history. This includes access to information on notable individuals,...
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Unveiling History: Karen Stone, St. Mary’s County Museum Division Manager to Author the First-ever Published Book on the Black Diamond Disaster

Unveiling History: Karen Stone, St. Mary’s County Museum Division Manager to Author the First-ever Published Book on the Black Diamond Disaster

St. Mary’s County Government is very proud to announce that our own Karen Stone, Manager of the Museum Division within the Department of Recreation & Parks, will soon be the published author of the first-ever book about the Black Diamond Disaster. This “forgotten” tragedy occurred on the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island during...
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Chalk the Walk for Children’s Mental Health Awareness May 6-11, 2024

Chalk the Walk for Children’s Mental Health Awareness May 6-11, 2024

Residents are invited to “Chalk the Walk” at participating public locations throughout Calvert County to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health. The Calvert County Family Network (CCFN) and Department of Parks & Recreation, in partnership with Calvert County Public Schools, Calvert Library, CalvertHealth, Calvert County Behavioral Health, the Local Behavioral Health...
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Hopefulness Lights Up Lexington Park

Hopefulness Lights Up Lexington Park

An ambitious public art project has been installed on the grounds of the Church of the Ascension and will be unveiled and lit for the first time at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19th. The public is encouraged to gather in the parking lot to celebrate the lighting of the Hopeful Project sign. The...
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Maryland International Raceway Regrets to Announce Passing of Chris Miller

Maryland International Raceway Regrets to Announce Passing of Chris Miller

Chris Miller, a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, and so many other things, has been taken from us too soon. Words cannot express what this loss means to us or how we are feeling here. Please keep the Miller family, Royce, Linda, Jason, and Ashley, along with the rest of us here...
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Federal Funds Available for Outdoor Recreation Space in Maryland Communities

Federal Funds Available for Outdoor Recreation Space in Maryland Communities

The Maryland Department of the Natural Resources is now accepting preliminary applications for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program. Through this program, local governments with qualifying projects may apply for $50,000 to $1.5 million to create new outdoor recreation spaces, reinvigorate existing parks, and create connections between people and the outdoors. The department is...
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NAS Patuxent River Moves to 100% ID Checks at Gates

NAS Patuxent River Moves to 100% ID Checks at Gates

NAS Patuxent River has instituted a 100 % ID check policy for all personnel entering the base. While the Trusted Traveler Program remains in effect, all vehicle passengers must present valid state or federal government ID in order to gain entry to the base. This is an added security measure intended to protect the...
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Public Invited to Attend Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO) Council Meeting

Public Invited to Attend Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO) Council Meeting

The Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO), the board that administers the transportation planning process in designated areas of Calvert and St. Mary’s County, will hold a council meeting on Monday, April 22, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Highway Conference Room at the St. Mary’s County Department of...
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Join the Hunt: How to Catch a Blue Catfish in Maryland!

Join the Hunt: How to Catch a Blue Catfish in Maryland!

The bad news: Blue catfish can be easily found in a majority of Maryland’s rivers, both tidal and non-tidal and out in the Bay itself, and they eat almost anything. The good news: Blue catfish can be easily found in a majority of Maryland’s rivers, both tidal and non-tidal and in the Bay itself,...
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