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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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New Start/End Times for Four Charles County Schools Aimed at Optimizing Bus Transportation

New Start/End Times for Four Charles County Schools Aimed at Optimizing Bus Transportation

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is changing start and end times for four schools that will take effect at the start of the 2024-2025 school year. CCPS has also established operating times for the Early Learning Center, Waldorf, which is expected to open in August. Times for William A. Diggs, T.C. Martin and J.P....
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten 4 Application

St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten 4 Application

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) will begin to accept Pre-Kindergarten 4 Applications on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future allows for families with children who are 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024, to apply for full-day Pre-Kindergarten. All families are welcome to apply; however, income is the...
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April is Autism Awareness Month – Join us at the Rev’d Up for Autism Car Show and Autism Awareness Event

April is Autism Awareness Month – Join us at the Rev’d Up for Autism Car Show and Autism Awareness Event

Did you know autism now affects 1 in 36 children? Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls. About 40% of children with autism do not speak. Additionally, the rate of autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years. Our friends and neighbors with autism and other intellectual & developmental...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Another Occupied Residence Shot Up in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Another Occupied Residence Shot Up in Lexington Park

At approximately 11:05 p.m., on Monday, April 8, 2024, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Wilcutt Street in Lexington Park, for a report of shots fired into a residence. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) responded, and the subsequent investigation revealed an unknown individual or...
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MDEM, NWS Urge Marylanders to “Be MdReady, Prepare Before the Storm” While Focusing on Spring Storm Hazards

MDEM, NWS Urge Marylanders to “Be MdReady, Prepare Before the Storm” While Focusing on Spring Storm Hazards

The Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are urging residents to be aware of the most common spring weather hazards and how to prepare for and protect against them during Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week, April 8-14. Maryland residents and visitors are also invited to practice what to do...
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Great Maryland Twister Test Set For Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

Great Maryland Twister Test Set For Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

Maryland residents are invited to participate in the Great Maryland Twister Test on Wednesday, April 10, to practice what to do in case the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a tornado warning. The 10 a.m. drill is being coordinated by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM), NWS, and other partners as part of...
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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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State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling Announces Plans for 40th Annual Project Graduation

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling Announces Plans for 40th Annual Project Graduation

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling proudly announces plans for the 40th Annual Project Graduation to celebrate the St. Mary’s County Class of 2024 high school graduates. In 1984, then State’s Attorney Walter Dorsey first established Project Graduation to provide students with a safe and fun way to recognize graduates’ achievements, while also abstaining from alcohol...
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NAS Patuxent River Regrets to Announce Passing of Firefighter Corey Porter

NAS Patuxent River Regrets to Announce Passing of Firefighter Corey Porter

We are deeply saddened to share with you the untimely loss of our brother, Firefighter Corey Porter. Firefighter Porter began his federal firefighting career with us at NAS Patuxent River Battalion of NDW, 12 April 2021, and from day one showed an eagerness for involvement and firemanship. An ARFF and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator, FF...
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The Black Diamond Disaster Event, an American Civil War Commemoration, to be Held at St. Clement’s Island Museum to Remember the Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac during the Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

The Black Diamond Disaster Event, an American Civil War Commemoration, to be Held at St. Clement’s Island Museum to Remember the Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac during the Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

On the April 21, 2024, St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division will remember the 87 lives lost in a tragedy during the American Civil War on the Potomac near St. Clement’s Island during the hunt for presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth. Activities will take place at St. Clement’s Island Museum from 10 a.m. to...
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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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St. Mary’s County Health Department Partners With Sheriff’s Office to Prevent Underage Tobacco Sales

St. Mary’s County Health Department Partners With Sheriff’s Office to Prevent Underage Tobacco Sales

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has partnered with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) to prevent underage tobacco sales in the County. This partnership works with local businesses to ensure their staff consistently inspect IDs and refuse sales to underage customers. The majority (47 out of 57) of compliance checks completed...
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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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Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating the Throwing of a Cinder Block Off Roof of a Building at Leonardtown Square

Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating the Throwing of a Cinder Block Off Roof of a Building at Leonardtown Square

The Leonardtown Square Facebook Page posted the following information on Monday, April 8th. To the immediate attention of the four young men who decided to climb on the roof of the former PNC Bank building at 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning to trespass and damage private property by tossing a cinder block off the roof...
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Celebrate Earth Day at Summerseat Farm

Celebrate Earth Day at Summerseat Farm

The St. Mary’s County Commission on the Environment is excited to announce the return of their highly anticipated Earth Day event; taking place on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the historic Summerseat Farm, located at 26655 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. Attendees can look forward to a full...
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Blue Catfish Are Spreading in Maryland Waters, State Officials and Fishing Community Are Working to Contain the Spread

Blue Catfish Are Spreading in Maryland Waters, State Officials and Fishing Community Are Working to Contain the Spread

The first catch of the afternoon was a white catfish—saved by its wider head and a few less anal fin rays, and tossed back into the water. The blue catfish came next—two in quick succession. “It only takes a few minutes for them to start biting,” said Capt. Marcus Wilson, whose Rock-N-Robin Charter Fishing, operated...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Update – Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Update – Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024

A partial solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024, in St. Mary’s County. The eclipse will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. and end just after 4:30 p.m., with maximum coverage at approximately 3:20 p.m. During the eclipse, there will be 86-88% coverage, during which it will get darker outside, but there will...
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Boyz II Men and Cole Swindell Coming to Calvert Marine Museum This Summer for Waterside Music Series

Boyz II Men and Cole Swindell Coming to Calvert Marine Museum This Summer for Waterside Music Series

Get ready for an electrifying summer of music at the Motto Mortgage Preferred and RE/MAX One Waterside Pavilion at Calvert Marine Museum (CMM). Our upcoming concerts promise to be unforgettable experiences that you won’t want to miss. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting announcements in the coming weeks. For the most up-to-date information,...
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St. Mary’s County Animal Shelter Announces Temporary Pause to Adoptions & New Animal Intakes Due to Outbreak of Respiratory Illness

St. Mary’s County Animal Shelter Announces Temporary Pause to Adoptions & New Animal Intakes Due to Outbreak of Respiratory Illness

The St. Mary’s County Animal Adoption & Resource Center is announcing a temporary pause to adoptions and non-emergency animal intakes, in response to a sudden outbreak of a contagious upper respiratory illness impacting several of the Center’s dogs. Testing has been conducted to verify the illness type and severity; results are pending. Symptomatic animals...
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Comedy Invasion for Project Graduation & Silent Auction

Comedy Invasion for Project Graduation & Silent Auction

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) announces an invasion of comedy featuring comedians, Michael Palascak, Haywood Turnipseed, Jr., and Eddie Morrison. Michael Palascak has performed on both The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He’s also appeared on A Little Late with Lilly Singh, The...
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Leadership Maryland Announces Emerging Leader Program Inaugural Class

Leadership Maryland Announces Emerging Leader Program Inaugural Class

Leadership Maryland, the statewide nonprofit offering professional development programs dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its business and community leaders, announces the 40 individuals selected to participate in the first class of the Emerging Leader Program. The Emerging Leader Program’s Class of 2024 consists of 40 rising stars and...
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CSM Hosts 19th Annual Jazz Festival April 5th and 6th, 2024

CSM Hosts 19th Annual Jazz Festival April 5th and 6th, 2024

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 19th Annual Jazz Festival, April 5-6, will give area public school jazz bands a chance to sharpen their skills—and area music lovers a chance to hear some of the finest local jazz artists from our region and beyond. Jazz band students from area middle and high schools will...
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Southern Maryland College Fair on April 18, 2024

Southern Maryland College Fair on April 18, 2024

Parents and students are encouraged to virtually tour colleges through Naviance. Additionally, please look for notices of scheduled zoom opportunities with college representatives to be scheduled through Naviance. The Southern Maryland College Fair, sponsored by Calvert County and St. Mary’s County Public Schools, will take place on April 18, 2024 at the Hollywood Firehouse. 
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Historic Sotterley Regrets to Announce AeroPark Farmer’s Market Will Not Be Hosted Until End of 2024

Historic Sotterley Regrets to Announce AeroPark Farmer’s Market Will Not Be Hosted Until End of 2024

Historic Sotterley has taken great pride in sponsoring the AeroPark Farmer’s Market for the past several years. Regrettably, we are unable to continue to host the market every month in 2024. However, we are pleased to announce that our traditional end-of-year markets will take place in November and December, ensuring our community continues to...
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