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Local School Choir to Perform at Kennedy Center

Local School Choir to Perform at Kennedy Center

The McDonough High School Madrigal Lords and Ladies choir has been selected to perform with the Washington Chorus for “A Candlelight Christmas” at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Dec. 20 and Dec. 22. The concerts feature Yuletide classics, sing-a-longs and a glorious candlelight processional. The Madrigal Lords and Ladies Chamber Choir will perform...
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Solomons 2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk: Sign up NOW!

Solomons 2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk: Sign up NOW!

Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis® on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 in Solomons! Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Jingle Bell Run/Walk®...
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St. Mary’s Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

St. Mary’s Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

All St. Mary’s County Government Offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2011 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  County offices will re-open Monday, November 28. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be closed Thursday, November 24, and will be open...
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John Douglass Honored at Bay District Fire Department Installation

John Douglass Honored at Bay District Fire Department Installation

John Douglass, founder of Southern Maryland News Net, and owner of John Douglass Photography, was honored by the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department at their annual Installation of Officers and banquet Nov. 12. The award was for John’s outstanding dedicated support to Bay District. Congratulations John!
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STS Route Changes

In order to streamline services and improve route efficiencies, the following route changes will be implemented by the STS, effective Nov. 14:  Southbound Route / Route #1 – will only serve the Bean Building as a stop request.  Northbound Route / Route #2 – will no longer serve the Exploration Building and Bean Building...
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Capt. Schmeiser’s Farewell Letter

Capt. Schmeiser’s Farewell Letter

Capt. Stephen Schmeiser retired from his position as commander of Patuxent River Naval Air Station last week and issued this open letter to the community: What a blessing it has been for me to have served as the 34th Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in this wonderful Southern Maryland community! Thank...
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Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages

Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages

Four Charles County public high school seniors were recently selected to participate in the 2012 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Page program. The students who will serve as student pages for the 2012 legislative session are: Natalie Griffin of North Point High School; Richard Lawrence Greenfield III of Thomas Stone High School; and Markus Jussi...
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Thousands Pay Tribute to Vets in Leonardtown

Thousands Pay Tribute to Vets in Leonardtown

 Thousands of spectators gathered and paid homage to those who have served and still continue to serve in America’s armed forces at the 36th Annual Leonardtown Veteran’s Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony in Leonardtown Square on Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans, dignitaries, military units, drill teams, marching bands, scouts, dance troupes, floats, classic cars,...
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Southern Maryland Hospital Center Gives Back

Southern Maryland Hospital Center Gives Back

In a little-publicized effort to reward its employees, each year Southern Maryland Hospital gives turkeys to its employees as a way of saying thanks for all they do in their tireless efforts to make the busy hospital a better place for patients. In the past, the hospital gave away turkeys to everyone of its...
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More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum Part 2

More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum Part 2

More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum – A Conversation with Doug Alves, Part 2 The following is another article in Southern Maryland News Net’s Monday morning conversation series. This week we conclude our conversation with the Calvert Marine Museum Director,  C. Douglass Alves, Jr. SMNN: Visitors routinely see the facilities as...
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Honoring All Our Veterans and Our Military

Honoring All Our Veterans and Our Military

 Starting off Veterans Day in Calvert County was a memorial service and wreath placement at the courthouse. Even though it was quite windy, there were many in attendance including veterans, dignitaries, American Legion Posts, VFW Posts and NJROTC from all the high schools as well as members of the Calvert County Civil Air Patrol...
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Home Grown Farm Market Now Open Saturdays

Home Grown Farm Market Now Open Saturdays

The Home Grown Farm Market, located at 21078 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park is now open Saturdays (only) from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. through December 31. Stop in to support local farmers and buy local! For more information, go to www.homegrownfarmmarket.webs.com  
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Calvert County Science Fair Expanded

Calvert County Public Schools is expanding its traditional Science Fair to include an exposition of student projects in the areas of science and engineering. Yovonda Kolo, Supervisor of Science and STEM, is excited about the change.  “The Science and Engineering EXPO is one forum to display scientific and engineering practices that students have applied...
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Parks & Rec Announces Trip to NYC

Parks & Rec Announces Trip to NYC

Bundle up and enjoy a comfy coach bus ride to New York City during the holiday season! With so many unique attractions, world-famous museums, theaters and a dynamic skyline there’s always plenty to do in New York City … the city that never sleeps!  Even with cold winds blowing (and perhaps a snowflake or...
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On Watch Memorial Service

On Watch Memorial Service

At the end of Dowell Road at the water’s edge, there stands a statue surrounded by memorial bricks. It’s an 8 foot statue of a sailor holding binoculars, staring out at the water. The bronze work is by Antonio Tobias Mendez, to commemorate the people and the work at the Amphibious Training Base at...
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McDonough Golf Team Wins State Title

McDonough Golf Team Wins State Title

The Maurice J. McDonough High School Rams golf team recently earned the 2011 Maryland State Championship Title in the 2A and 1A divisions through the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA). The McDonough team won the title with a score of 648 against Marriotts Ridge High School, which received a score of 651,...
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ALERT: Rash of Theft from Vehicles

ALERT: Rash of Theft from Vehicles

Calvert County has experienced a recent rash of thefts from vehicles since mid-October this year.   Numerous victims have had items stolen from inside their mostly unlocked vehicles.  Some vehicles had damage done to them as the thieves attempted the theft of car stereo equipment and other valuables.  While the thefts were mostly contained to...
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11-11-11 at 11 a.m.

11-11-11      at 11 a.m.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and falls on the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, occurring at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Tomorrow’s occasion will be the first time in the Day’s history that it will also fall on the 11th...
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Deer, Turkey Harvest Results

Deer, Turkey Harvest Results

DNR Announces Early Deer Season, Fall Turkey Harvest Results Maryland deer hunters wrapped up the early portions of the bow and muzzleloader seasons by harvesting an estimated 24,324 deer during September and October, down 4 percent from last year’s harvest of 25,324 deer for the same period. The antlered harvest decreased 4 percent from...
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Calvert Adult Literacy Tutors Wanted

The Calvert County Public Schools Adult Education Program is expanding its services and is seeking volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to obtain basic reading, writing and speaking skills.  These services were previously provided by the Calvert County Literacy Council. Individuals who would like to help adults obtain basic literacy skills,...
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How Maryland Gas Tax, Fees and Higher Prices Affect Family Budgets

How Maryland Gas Tax, Fees and Higher Prices Affect Family Budgets

The recommended Maryland gas tax and fee increases outlined in the Maryland Transportation Fund Blue Ribbon Commission’s final report on November 1, 2011, coupled with higher gas prices affect family budgets. To evaluate the potential impact of these increases on the cost of driving; two hypothetical comparisons are made here using the AAA’s 2010...
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Don’t Miss Mopar Eastern Classic at MIR!

Don’t Miss Mopar Eastern Classic at MIR!

On Saturday, November 12 is the rescheduled 19th annual Mopar Eastern Classic. Bigger and better than ever! An all Mopar, AMC, Jeep Eagle, Car Show, Drag Race, and Swap Meet! See showroom condition Muscle cars from the sixties, a Mopar Top Sportsman Quick 8, a very special appearance with the queen of the sport...
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Happy 236th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

Happy 236th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

1. For ten years now, our Corps has been engaged in continuous combat operations against those who threaten the security of American and our allies. We turned the tide in the Anbar Province of Iraq and continue to see success today in Southwest Afghanistan. While it has come at a cost, we have much...
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FREE Turkey for Vets

FREE Turkey for Vets

A FREE Thanksgiving meal is being offered to service members on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 at VFW Post 2632 located at 23282 Three Notch Road in California, Md. Photo by Pink Sherbet Doors open at 1:00 p.m., and the meal will be served at 2 p.m. The event, intended to show support to our...
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Budgets, Redistricting: Hot Topics Amongst Calvert Commissioners

Budgets, Redistricting: Hot Topics Amongst Calvert Commissioners

The redistricting committee for Calvert County did a presentation on their recommendations for the Board of County Commissioners. The committee gave an overall review of what they had achieved since they were appointed in June 2011. The first phase consisted of getting the public’s input on whether they wanted to leave the districts as...
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