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Calvert County Celebrates 23 Years of Excellence in Budgeting

Calvert County Celebrates 23 Years of Excellence in Budgeting

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has once again recognized Calvert County with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 23rd consecutive year. This accolade is a testament to the county’s commitment to outstanding budgetary practices and transparent financial management. The Department of Finance & Budget is at the forefront of this achievement, ensuring...
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UPDATE: Merry Christmas from Bluey Claus at Dyson Building Center in Callaway

UPDATE: Merry Christmas from Bluey Claus at Dyson Building Center in Callaway

UPDATE 12/6/2023: Merry Christmas from Bluey Claus and the Dyson crew!! Be sure to stop by and get your picture! We have loved seeing them! Bluey has been very popular so she will be here a bit longer. SpongeBob will be back but probably not until late Spring. UPDATE 10/5/2023:  SpongeBob at Dyson Building...
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Fifteen of 16 Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks in St. Mary’s County

Fifteen of 16 Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit recently conducted a series of alcohol compliance checks at 16 St. Mary’s County businesses. Fifteen of the establishments were found to follow Maryland State laws regarding age verification for a person attempting to purchase alcohol; one business failed to ask an underage person for identification....
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December 2023 Forecast: A Flurry of Activity at CSM!

December 2023 Forecast: A Flurry of Activity at CSM!

Velocity X: Innovation Hackathon. Dec. 1. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CSM Velocity Center at Indian Head. Pitch your idea for an outdoor exhibit/installation/project at the Velocity Center that reflects the theme of “Innovation and Technology”—you could win up to $3,000 and see your idea put into action! Teams must submit their project title and...
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Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering at La Plata Town Hall on Sunday, December 3rd!

Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering at La Plata Town Hall on Sunday, December 3rd!

Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering is on Sunday, December 3rd, 3:00 p.m., to 6:00 p.m., at Town Hall! Celebrate the season with music, children’s activities, refreshments, horse-drawn carriage rides by Suttler Post Farm and a visit from Santa. The Christmas tree will be displayed in the circle at Town Hall and will be officially lit...
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Calvert Marine Museum Events – December 2023

Calvert Marine Museum Events – December 2023

‘Tis the season for holiday traditions, time with loved ones, and, of course, educational fun too! We hope you will join us for the annual Solomons Christmas Walk. It’s a magical evening and a festive time to visit the museum after hours. Continue winter break fun by participating in some NEW programming at the...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Largest Gift Commitment in College History

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Largest Gift Commitment in College History

Students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) for generations to come will be the beneficiaries of the largest gift commitment in the College’s history, announced during a meeting of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Foundation’s Board of Directors. To support the College’s $20 million Taking the LEAD Campaign click here, which was publicly...
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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Seek Nonprofit Proposals for Funding

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Seek Nonprofit Proposals for Funding

St. Mary’s County Government (SMCG) has opened the nonprofit funding utility for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 budget cycle, as awarded by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC). The Notice of Funding Availability is available online at: www.stmaryscountymd.gov/nonprofit. Please read the notice thoroughly and use the provided links; the application process is completely...
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Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office Offers Free Uber Rides on Thanksgiving Eve as Part of Annual “Drive Sober” Initiative

Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office Offers Free Uber Rides on Thanksgiving Eve as Part of Annual “Drive Sober” Initiative

The State’s Attorney’s Office for Charles County (SAO) is back for its third year of its “Drive Sober” initiative, which aims to bring awareness to the grave dangers of driving impaired, as well as help the public take preventative measures. The “Drive Sober” initiative will run during the holiday season – November 20, 2023,...
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Maryland Supports Research Professorships at Three Higher Education Institutions

Maryland Supports Research Professorships at Three Higher Education Institutions

The Maryland Department of Commerce joined Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in endowing nearly $13.5 million to fund new research professorships. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative (MEI), a state program created to spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at colleges...
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St. Mary’s County Museums to Host Free Family Holiday Events & Exhibits

St. Mary’s County Museums to Host Free Family Holiday Events & Exhibits

St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, which oversees Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, St. Clement’s Island Museum, and the Old Jail Museum is pleased to present special events and exhibits during the holiday season at each historic site. Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Holiday Family Open House (Sunday, November 26, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 5...
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CSM Celebrates 25 Adult Graduates for Returning to School to Earn Their High School Diplomas

CSM Celebrates 25 Adult Graduates for Returning to School to Earn Their High School Diplomas

The faculty and staff of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) joined the families and friends of 25 Adult Education Program graduates Nov. 1 to celebrate the students for returning to school and earning their Maryland high school diploma. The CSM Adult Education Program offers fundamental education courses that cover areas such as basic...
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Honoring a Hero: Randy Smith Recognized by Calvert County NAACP for Exceptional Community Service

Honoring a Hero: Randy Smith Recognized by Calvert County NAACP for Exceptional Community Service

By FREMS Division Erin Ward, November 15, 2023 – Surrounded by friends, family, and community leaders on Saturday, November 4, 2023, Randy Smith received the prestigious Malcolm Funn Community Service Award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Calvert Branch Freedom Fund Luncheon. This accolade reflects Randy’s remarkable contributions and...
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St. Mary’s Ryken Student-Athletes Signed National Letters of Intent

St. Mary’s Ryken Student-Athletes Signed National Letters of Intent

On Wednesday, November 8, three St. Mary’s Ryken student-athletes committed to play their sport at the collegiate level. The students’ accomplishments were celebrated during a ceremony surrounded by their parents, family members, coaches, staff and students. Congratulations to the following students! Dominic Dorwart Mackenzie Gorczyca Cole Kingsbury St. Mary’s Ryken would like to thank...
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Amish Quilt Auction at Grove Farm Lane in Mechanicsville – 11/18/2023

Amish Quilt Auction at Grove Farm Lane in Mechanicsville – 11/18/2023

Amish Quilt Auction @ Grove Farm Lane 37689 Grove Farm Lane, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 on Nov 18 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Experience a St. Mary’s County tradition that dates back to the first Amish settlers at the 2023 Amish Quilt Auction! Engage with the Amish community and browse the extraordinary hand-stitched quilts...
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Calvert County Public Schools Introduces Innovative Career Advising Program Aligned with Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future

Calvert County Public Schools Introduces Innovative Career Advising Program Aligned with Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future

Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) is proud to announce the launch of an innovative career advising program designed to align with the State’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. In partnership with the Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board, CCPS’ transformative initiative empowers middle and high school students by providing dedicated career advisors who teach career and...
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Charles County Public Schools and CSM Expand Early College Program to Include Industry Certifications

Charles County Public Schools and CSM Expand Early College Program to Include Industry Certifications

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is expanding career and technical education (CTE) opportunities for high school students. CCPS recently finalized with the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) three new technical certification pathways that begin next school year. High school students who participate in the new two-year programs will earn certifications in medical coding, pharmacy...
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Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Presents CSM Foundation with $100,000

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Presents CSM Foundation with $100,000

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) recently presented the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation with a $100,000 gift as part of a renewed partnership agreement that has the long-standing partner of CSM investing even further in the college’s students, faculty, staff, and college-wide initiatives. As part of the renewed agreement, ESFCU has committed...
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Over 9.1 Millions Acres of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Now Protected

Over 9.1 Millions Acres of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Now Protected

Annapolis, MD— As of 2022, data collected by the Chesapeake Bay Program show that 9.1 million acres of land in the Chesapeake Bay watershed—roughly 22% of the total land in the region—are permanently protected from development. The Chesapeake Bay Program works to extend the acres of protected lands through its Protected Lands Workgroup, which is...
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Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown!

Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown!

The Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County invite the public to salute America’s Veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2023 in Leonardtown! The parade steps off from St. Mary’s Ryken High School at 10 a.m., proceeds through Town and is immediately followed by a Memorial Ceremony...
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Maryland Welcomes More Than 43.5 Million Visitors in 2022

Maryland Welcomes More Than 43.5 Million Visitors in 2022

Visitor volume, spending top pre-pandemic levels with more than 43.5 million people visiting Maryland in 2022 and spent $19.4 billion, topping pre-pandemic levels, according to an economic impact report released by the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism. In total, the economic impact of tourism was $30.3 billion and generated $2.3 billion in...
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The MIL Corporation Gives Back to the Community with $10,000 Sponsorship of Leadership Southern Maryland

The MIL Corporation Gives Back to the Community with $10,000 Sponsorship of Leadership Southern Maryland

The MIL Corporation presented Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) with a $10,000 sponsorship last month, renewing its partnership with the nonprofit community leadership development organization. Based in Lexington Park, Md., MIL provides innovative cyber, engineering, financial, and information technology services to the federal government. MIL Executive Vice President Tom Clark remarked, “MIL has been providing...
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St. Mary’s County Government Veterans Day Operations 2023

St. Mary’s County Government Veterans Day Operations 2023

All St. Mary’s County Government (SMCG) administrative offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day. The November 10 closure also includes: The Senior Activity Centers (Garvey, Loffler & Northern); with no home-delivered meals All three St. Mary’s County Libraries (closed November 10th and 11th) The St. Mary’s Transit...
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LSM Launches Free Lecture Series with Dr. David Steiner Discussing the Restoration of America’s Schools Nov. 16, 2023

LSM Launches Free Lecture Series with Dr. David Steiner Discussing the Restoration of America’s Schools Nov. 16, 2023

Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) invites the public to join them for breakfast and hear from celebrated scholar, author and executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy Dr. David Steiner as he discusses his new book, A Nation at Thought: Restoring Wisdom in America’s Schools. The Nov. 16 free event will be held...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Join Sites Nationwide in a “Bells of Peace” Tolling on November 11th

St. Clement’s Island Museum & Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Join Sites Nationwide in a “Bells of Peace” Tolling on November 11th

The bells at St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, two historic sites overseen by St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, will toll on November 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. to honor the 116,516 Americans, including the 27 St. Mary’s County natives, who died in World War I. The program, BELLS OF...
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