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Celebrate March in Calvert County

Celebrate March in Calvert County

March brings the promise of spring, longer days, greener landscapes and outdoor fun. There is plenty happening in Calvert County, Md., to get you back into the swing of things this month. Throughout March The Works of Barbara Boward and Rita Metro Artworks @ 7th 9100 Bay Avenue, North Beach 410-286-5278 • www.artworksat7th.com The...
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Two Multi-year Contracts with US Navy Generated $1.7B in Savings

Two Multi-year Contracts with US Navy Generated $1.7B in Savings

Boeing   announced Feb. 22, that it has completed delivery of 257 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters and EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to the U.S. Navy. Each aircraft was delivered ahead of schedule and within the contract budget. The aircraft were delivered to the Navy from 2007 through 2011 under a multi-year...
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British Test Pilot Marks Milestone in the Joint Combat Aircraft

British Test Pilot Marks Milestone in the Joint Combat Aircraft

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — People on this side of the Atlantic Ocean tend to look twice when they see the “c” replacing the “s” in the British version of the word “defense.” Now, those on the other side of the Atlantic might look twice when they see the “c” entered...
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O’Donnell Honored for Pro-Jobs Voting Record

O’Donnell Honored for Pro-Jobs Voting Record

Tony O’Donnell, the Republican Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and candidate for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District U.S. House of Representatives seat, was recently honored by the Maryland Business for Reponsive Government (MBRG) for his voting record for jobs and his support for creating a positive economic development climate in Maryland. A MBRG...
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Celebrate March at CMM

Celebrate March at CMM

Celebrate Spring with the Calvert Marine Museum. Several activities and programs are happening for all ages in March at the museum. Check out their calendar of events and for more information visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Thursday, March 1 – PEM Talks The Lost Landmarks Series features Laura Trieschmann discussing how the country store has played a major...
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Commissioners to Host Public Forum on March 6

Commissioners to Host Public Forum on March 6

The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County will host a Public Forum on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Commissioners meeting room of the Chesapeake Building located at 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, Maryland. Citizens are invited to attend the forum and address the commissioners.      The Public Forum...
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Fire at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Fire at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Two trailers owned by the Civil Air Patrol were damaged by fire early Wednesday morning at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport.  No injuries were reported, and the damage was isolated to the two trailers. The Civil Air Patrol has removed the trailers from the site. The State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the...
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Twenty Southern Maryland Artists Open Special Showing at Annmarie Garden

Twenty Southern Maryland Artists Open Special Showing at Annmarie Garden

“A Light in the Forest” by Mary Blumberg of Solomons Members of the Color and Light Society of Southern Maryland will display many of their artistic creations at the Annemarie Garden’s Mezzanine (Arts Building), starting March 11, 2012.  Approximately 60 artistic creations will be on display for a two-week period. Art works include paintings...
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Transitioning Workshop for Parents

Transitioning Workshop for Parents

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Partners for Success Resource Center for Families and Schools will present a workshop for parents and teachers of students who receive special education services called Everything You Need to Know About Transitioning Out of High School (but didn’t know to ask) on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30...
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Local Airman Killed in Military Crash in Djibouti, Africa

Local Airman Killed in Military Crash in Djibouti, Africa

The Department of Defenseannounced today the deaths of four airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died February Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten 18 when their U-28 aircraft was involved in an accident near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa located in the Horn of Africa.  No other personnel were on board the aircraft. The...
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Youth Field Hockey Clinic to be Held

Youth Field Hockey Clinic to be Held

Learn the basic fundamentals such as passing the ball, driving the ball and stopping the ball. Learn how to properly hold and control your stick. Must provide your own stick, mouth guard and shin guards. Christine White is the lead instructor. Walk In Registration Dates: Wednesday, February 29 & Thursday, March 1 Time: 7:00...
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Weekend Nightlife Feb. 24 – 26

Weekend Nightlife Feb. 24 – 26

Ready for the weekend? Band, DJ or Karaoke?  Southern Maryland News Net’s Entertainment Guide has it all! Check out the hottest bands at your local bar, club and/or restaurant. Friday, February 24 Ruddy Duck: Coastal Flats Live Anthony’s Bar and Grill: Legend Apehangers:  Marla Vickers Project Blue Dog Saloon: Groove Span Memories: Hate the Toy...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Lockheed Martin Corp., Archbald, Pa., is being awarded a $28,415,260 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0092) to exercise an option for the procurement of 10,273 enhanced laser guided training round for the Navy (10,033) and the government of Spain (240).  Work will be performed...
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Bluegrass Legend Larry Sparks Comes to Town

Bluegrass Legend Larry Sparks Comes to Town

International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA), two time Male Vocalist of the Year, Larry Sparks and his band will end the winter Bluegrass series for 2012 at the American Legion in Hughesville, MD on Sunday March 11, 2012.  Larry Sparks’ music has become known to audiences beyond the hardest of the Bluegrass hard-core.  It has...
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Alzheimer’s Association® Seeks “Inspiring Caregiver” Nominations

Alzheimer’s Association® Seeks “Inspiring Caregiver” Nominations

The Second Annual Southern Maryland Inspiring Caregiver Awards event will be held in Charles County on Friday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center located at 3090 Crain Highway. Nominations for the second annual Southern Maryland Inspiring Caregiver Awards are now being accepted. Nominees must be family, volunteer, or...
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Calvert, St. Mary’s Chamber Enjoy a Night on the Red Carpet

Calvert, St. Mary’s Chamber Enjoy a Night on the Red Carpet

 On February 9, Calvert and St. Mary’s County Chambers of Commerce held a joint business after hours event, free to all members. The Hilton Garden Inn in Solomons hosted the well attended event while delighting the crowd with the theme of “A Red Carpet Affair, and the winner is….You.” Guests mingled with stars dressed as...
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Local Seventh Grader Wins County Spelling Bee

Local Seventh Grader Wins County Spelling Bee

Sydney Christley, a seventh-grade student at Matthew Henson Middle School, won the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) 34th annual Spelling Bee held Feb. 17 at Mattawoman Middle School by spelling the word “bureaucracy” correctly. As the county winner, Christley advances to the National Scripps Spelling Bee scheduled for May 27-June 1 in Washington D.C....
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CCSO Bike Ride for United Way, Spring Dell Center

CCSO Bike Ride for United Way, Spring Dell Center

This hasn’t been the coldest or snowiest winter on record but even so, warmer weather will be welcomed by folks come March – and what better way to celebrate a newly sprung spring than by participating in the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Third Annual Bike Ride for the United Way of Charles County and...
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Applications for Early Kindergarten Entrance Due June 1

Applications for Early Kindergarten Entrance Due June 1

Charles County Public Schools has procedures and guidelines for early entrance into the kindergarten program. Parents must request and submit an application by June 1 for their child to be tested for early kindergarten admission. The school system will begin to accept applications April 23. Early admission for the 2012-13 school year is open...
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St. Andrew’s Invites Community to Fat Tuesday Dinner with Added New Orleans Fare

St. Andrew’s Invites Community to Fat Tuesday Dinner with Added New Orleans Fare

Saphron’s Jambalaya to Headline Church’s Fat Tuesday Dinner – St. Andrew’s Pancake Dinner Adds Authentic New Orleans Fare  Last year, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in California, Maryland shook up its traditional Fat Tuesday pancake supper by adding New Orleans fare. This year, they’re bringing in an expert. Charleen Obal, owner of Saphron Restaurant in...
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Wii Tournaments Hosted by Calvert Library

Wii Tournaments Hosted by Calvert Library

Get ready to race and rumble with Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. at your library!  On Saturday, March 24, 2012, Calvert Library in Prince Frederick will partner with Lusby Play ‘n Trade to offer two Wii gaming tournaments.  The first tournament will take place from 10am to 12 noon and will feature Mario...
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Broadband Network Expands in Charles County

Broadband Network Expands in Charles County

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce that Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department and Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School are one step closer to being connected to the County’s Institutional high speed fiber optic network.  Fiber optic cables for these locations have begun to be laid, as part of the One Maryland Broadband Network (OMBN)...
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School System Recognized for Energy Savings Efforts

School System Recognized for Energy Savings Efforts

Charles County Public Schools recently received more than $26,000 in incentives for participating in the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) Business Solutions program. The program provides incentives to businesses that make efficiency improvements to their facilities. Representatives from SMECO and ICF International, an energy consulting company selected by SMECO to help implement its energy...
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Edwards F-35A Conducts First External Weapons Test Mission

Edwards F-35A Conducts First External Weapons Test Mission

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 20, 2012 – On Feb. 16, the first external weapons test mission was flown by an F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., further expanding the program’s flight test envelope. The weapons load for this mission involved carrying two air-to-air A IM-9X missiles on...
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Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Manager Patrick Osborn has announced the return of infielder David Espinosa, and the signing of Atlantic League newcomer, outfielder Mike Daniel.  Espinosa played in just 7 games with the Blue Crabs in 2011. Mike Daniel will make his Atlantic League debut this season, after most recently playing in the Rockies...
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