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And the Winners Are …

And the Winners Are …

The results are in for the recent Tricoda Open. Check out the score card below. According to Robbie Tejchman. “This was the best turnout we have had for the Tricoda Open and hope it is even bigger next year.” He continued to explain, “The First Annual Maryland State Cricket Championship was held and two of...
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ALERT: Solid Curtain Gate Change at NAS Patuxent River

ALERT: Solid Curtain Gate Change at NAS Patuxent River

Due to Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2012, security has increased at NAS Patuxent River. Because of this, there are entry gate changes to be aware of. Gate 1 is open 24 hours. For Friday, March 23 only, Gates 2 and 3 will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Mission Essential Personnel should...
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Police Investigating Theft of Flags: Cash Reward

Police Investigating Theft of Flags: Cash Reward

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating thefts of American and Maryland State Flags. The thefts occurred in the town of Leonardtown, Maryland, sometime during the week of March 4 though March 10, 2012. Anyone with information regarding these crimes or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.  Tipsters...
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Be One of “America’s First” Deputies

Be One of “America’s First” Deputies

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is testing for Deputy Sheriffs on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  Individuals interested in becoming a Deputy should visit the Sheriff’s Office website http://www.firstsheriff.com/ and download a Preliminary Screening Sheet. All Preliminary Screening Sheets must be completed and turned into the Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Division by April 6,...
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O’Donnell Receives Gazette’s Endorsement

O’Donnell Receives Gazette’s Endorsement

On March 22,  Gazette.Net, an online newspaper endorsed Tony O’Donnell for the 5th District congressional race in the Republican Primary.  Gazette.Net said: O’Donnell is minority leader of the Maryland House of Delegates. His party is badly outnumbered in Annapolis and it falls to O’Donnell to publicly and forcefully argue the Republican position in a...
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Burn Regulations: Listen up

Burn Regulations: Listen up

On Friday, March 23 at 7:30 a.m. Andy Bell, St. Mary’s County Fire Chief and Gerald Gardiner, St. Mary’s County Emergency Manager, will be on the air with T-bone and Heather on WSMD Star 98.3 FM to discuss Open Air Burning Regulations. At a recent Fireboard meeting concern was expressed about the increased number...
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State Honors County Schools for Academic Achievement, Improvement

State Honors County Schools for Academic Achievement, Improvement

Nine Charles County public schools earned recognition in the 2011 Maryland School Performance Recognition Program, which honors schools for academic and subgroup achievement on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) or the High School Assessment (HSA). Four schools were honored for overall academic achievement. They are Dr. James Craik Elementary School, Milton M. Somers and...
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Registration Open for Pax Raiders Youth Football & Cheer League

Registration Open for Pax Raiders Youth Football & Cheer League

Registration has begun for the Pax River Raiders Youth Football & Cheer League Fall 2012 Season. Online Registration can be found at www.paxriverraiders.org for the 2012 Fall Season for Cheerleading and Tackle Football, along with open Summer Registrations for the Southern MD Youth Contact Camp (July 18th-21st) and  PRR Youth Cheerleading Camp featuring UCA...
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Local Neurologist Elected President of the SMA

Local Neurologist Elected President of the SMA

Stuart J. Goodman, MD, MBA, chief of Southern Maryland Hospital’s Stroke Center and department of neurology, has been elected president of the Southern Medical Association (SMA). The appointment lasts one year and begins in 2013. The SMA is a professional organization that supports physicians’ professional development. It has member physicians across 16 states. Dr....
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County Offices Closed Good Friday

County Offices Closed Good Friday

The offices of Charles County Government, and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville, will be closed on Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday. The Department of Public Works main office will be closed but the Charles County Sanitary Landfill, Recycling Center, and Composting Facility in Waldorf; the Pisgah Recycling Center; and curbside...
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New Commander Takes Flight at U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

New Commander Takes Flight at U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

With one leader pledging to ensure the continuation of the organizational mission and the other reflecting on its legacy, the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School hosted a change of command ceremony here March 16.   TPS staff and family gathered in Hangar Bay 110 to welcome Cmdr. Brandt Moslener as he took the reins...
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Message from Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

Message from Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

This Friday marks two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Since then, millions of Americans have seen the positive impacts of health care reform, and here in Maryland’s Fifth District, families and small businesses are benefitting from new protections and greater freedom and control over their health care choices,...
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MACo Fearing Teachers’ Pensions Shifts Will Happen

MACo Fearing Teachers’ Pensions Shifts Will Happen

 On Tuesday during their meeting, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners got an update from MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson and President Ingrid Turner. The teachers’ pension shift is now in the Senate and it looks like there are not enough votes to stop it from being passed down to the counties. Along with...
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Bret Michaels LIVE at the Calvert Marine Museum.

Bret Michaels LIVE at the Calvert Marine Museum.

Bret Michaels, pop culture icon and lead singer of the band Poison, will perform live at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Pavilion on Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale to museum members on Tuesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. and to the public on Tuesday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m....
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Board Honors Employees for Accomplishments

Board Honors Employees for Accomplishments

Five exemplary Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees were honored by the Board of Education on March 13. Honored were Leroy Pressley, Barbara Woods-Miazza, Nancy Buter, Tamra Nissen and Philip Jones. Pressley is a music teacher at William A. Diggs Elementary School. He was nominated for recognition for starting an elementary school choir, for...
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Sign Up Today for the SMECO 75 Bike Ride

Sign Up Today for the SMECO 75 Bike Ride

Join SMECO on a scenic 75-mile bike ride on June 2, 2012, to celebrate their 75th anniversary. Travel through the beautiful byways of Southern Maryland to Colton’s Point on the shores of the Potomac River. June 2 is National Trails Day, a perfect opportunity to join your neighbors for a 29-, 47-, or 75-mile ride...
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Artist Opportunities at Annmarie Arts Center

Artist Opportunities at Annmarie Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center reminds the public that March 31, 2012, is the application deadline for several upcoming visual artist opportunities, including, a public art project called Solomons Splash, a fine arts exhibit titled Treasured, and the annual arts festival, Artsfest ’12.  Artists who are interested in any of these programs can...
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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Available

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Available

The St Mary’s County Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the following CERT training opportunity for the citizens of St. Mary’s County: April 28, and April 29, 2012 (two day class) 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location – Dept. of Public Safety, 23090 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)...
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Comptroller Issues $1 Billion in Refunds to Taxpayers

Comptroller Issues $1 Billion in Refunds to Taxpayers

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced March, 20, 2012, that as of mid-March, his agency has processed electronically-filed returns with more than $1 billion in refunds requested for the 2011 tax year and that number is expected to increase as the filing deadline draws closer. The Comptroller’s Office offers a variety of free, fast and foolproof...
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Commissioners Proclaim Doctors Day in Charles County

Commissioners Proclaim Doctors Day in Charles County

On Tuesday, March 20, the Charles County Commissioners issued a proclamation designating  March 30 as Doctors’ Day in Charles County. Licensed physicians are devoted to relieving human suffering through the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.  Physicians safeguard our health and well-being through their reverence for human life and commitment to promoting beneficial...
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Washington Gas Funds School Field Trips

Washington Gas Funds School Field Trips

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) was awarded a $5,000.00 grant from Washington Gas for the establishment of a Fossil Fuel Fund. The support will help offset the cost of transportation to bring elementary and middle school students from the Washington metropolitan area that is more than 40 miles from the museum. Local schools have...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Top Promotions #15 – #11

Blue Crabs Unveil Top Promotions #15 – #11

For the 5th Anniversary Season of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball, the team has made a huge effort to provide many more promotions, giveaways, and appearances than ever before!  With the launch of the 5th Anniversary 5 for $55 Opening Day Packages, the Blue Crabs will be announcing the top 25 promotions for this...
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O’Donnell Will Work to Repeal Affordable Care Act

O’Donnell Will Work to Repeal Affordable Care Act

March 23rd marks the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”.  Prior to its passage, the Congressional Budget Office claimed the bill’s cost would be under $900 Billion over 10 years.  However, just last week the Congressional Budget Office revised its estimate to $1.76 Trillion, nearly twice the originally estimated...
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April Fool’s Day Free Skate

April Fool’s Day Free Skate

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the White Plains Regional Park is offering free admission to all skateboarders ages six and older on Sunday, April 1.   The Charles County Parks Division wishes to thank the skateboarders for their patronage throughout the year and encourage first-timers to bring their boards and...
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The Ultimate Social Media Plan Seminar

The Ultimate Social Media Plan Seminar

Come to The Ultimate Social Media Plan Seminar and Take the Reins of Your Online Presence The Ultimate Social Media Plan Seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 27th from 10am-1pm at the Center for Children, La Plata. The cost is $25 and all proceeds will be donated to the Center of Children. The...
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