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Half Price Day for Dad

Half Price Day for Dad

Sotterley Plantation is pleased to announce a special gift for all fathers on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2012. From Noon ~ 4 p.m., fathers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House for HALF PRICE. We welcome you and your father to stroll the exquisite blooming gardens, walk the plantation grounds...
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Bear Creek BBQ – Out of the Ashes Back into the Community

Bear Creek BBQ – Out of the Ashes Back into the Community

A few months ago, Callaway Icon, Bear Creek Barbecue was devastated by a fire which for most businesses would have been the end of the story. However, in talking with owner Curtis Shreve, and when visiting the site recently, nothing could be further from the truth. The proprietor of Bear Creek BBQ had managed...
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CSM’s Youngest Graduates Head for Kindergarten

CSM’s Youngest Graduates Head for Kindergarten

Annabelle Cossa gives a thumbs up during the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center’s class of 2012 graduation at the College of Southern Maryland June 8 in La Plata. Cossa was one of 15 preschoolers who received diplomas and congratulations from CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. For information on the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center,...
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Graduates Celebrate 28th Year of Project Graduation

Graduates Celebrate 28th Year of Project Graduation

In 1984, under St. Mary’s County States Attorney, Walter Dorsey and his administrator, Project Graduation came into being. Graduates sign up to participate and it gives them other options to have a graduating party with their friends without alcohol and driving. This year the high schools who participated were Chopticon, Leonardtown, Great Mills, King’s...
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Local Firefighters Excel at SkillsUSA Competition

Local Firefighters Excel at SkillsUSA Competition

Calvert County high school student and volunteer firefighter Phillip Ward won first place in the firefighting category at the 39th annual SkillsUSA Maryland Leadership and Skills Conference May 4 -5 at the Anne Arundel County Training Academy in Millersville, Md. Ward, a volunteer with the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and...
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Elementary Education Student a World Traveler

Elementary Education Student a World Traveler

Rwanda was only 10 years removed from a national genocide that nearly destroyed the country when Gunnery Sergeant Vincent Juarez, of Accokeek, was assigned to open the Marine Corps detachment at the American Embassy in Kigali in 2005. Juarez, who had served at embassies in Hong Kong and Seoul, said that because of the...
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David Moyer Joins CMM Staff

David Moyer Joins CMM Staff

The Calvert Marine Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of David E. Moyer, as Curator of Estuarine Biology. Relocating from Portland, Oregon, Moyer brings over 14 years of experience in laboratories, aquariums, and zoos. He was responsible for life support and water quality programs at the Oregon Zoo. Prior to that, he worked...
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Camp Phoenix: Summer Camp for Grieving Children

Camp Phoenix: Summer Camp for Grieving Children

Applications are being accepted for Camp Phoenix, a summer day-camp for children and teens, ages 7 to 15, who are grieving the death of someone close. This year’s session will be July 11, 12, and 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at King’s Landing Park in Huntingtown. Registration is required. Camp Phoenix offers...
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Free Child Safety Seat Inspection Today at St. Mary’s Hospital

Free Child Safety Seat Inspection Today at St. Mary’s Hospital

Leonardtown, MD—There will be a FREE child safety seat inspection on Friday, June 8, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Health Connections/Outpatient Parking Lot, in Leonardtown. The event is sponsored by ¬MD Kids in Safety Seats, and the Potomac Region’s Highway Safety Program with the heath community partner MedStar...
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Park Hall Elementary School Celebrates 100 School-Wide Peace Days

Park Hall Elementary School Celebrates 100 School-Wide Peace Days

Park Hall’s assistant principal and PBIS Chairperson Sandra Oliver marched down Hermanville Road with her students last Friday, June 1 to celebrate 100 school-wide Peace Days. Park Hall Elementary School is a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school. PBIS identifies, adapts and sustains the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important...
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Isaac’s Restaurant and Pub Restaurant Review

Isaac’s Restaurant and Pub Restaurant Review

Located inside the Holiday Inn in Solomons, Maryland, I had wanted to try it as I had been to a number of functions in the various ball rooms along the halls but had never ordered off the menu. So I invited some friends to come along and try it. The first thing I noticed...
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Local Elementary School Named Top First in Math School in the Nation

Local Elementary School Named Top First in Math School in the Nation

Mary H. Matula Elementary School was recently named the top school among more than 6,000 competing schools nationwide in the First in Math Online Program. Additionally, two teams at Matula ranked among the top five teams nationwide for program performance. Bob Sun, president of Suntex International and creator of the First in Math program,...
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SMECO Celebrates 75th Anniversary

SMECO Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is celebrating its 75th anniversary of serving the Southern Maryland area this year. The co-op was formed in 1937 to provide electricity to the homes, farms, and businesses located in what was once a very rural area. As part of its celebration, SMECO hosted a 75-mile bike ride on June...
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Youth Trail Ride June 10

Youth Trail Ride June 10

On Sunday, June 10, 2012, partners in the community will come together to sponsor a Youth Trail Ride Day. Parents and independent riders are invited to come out and join in a Trail Ride along Three Notch Trail. The event will be held at Baggett Park in Oakville/Mechanicsville and run from 3 p.m. to...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Honored for Law Enforcement Challenge

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Honored for Law Enforcement Challenge

On May 30, 2012 the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Maryland Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) plaque for 2011 during a luncheon ceremony at Martins West in Baltimore. The agency competed for this honor against every agency in the state that employs 101 – 250 sworn officers. DFC Jason Dean was the coordinator...
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Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report

Spot, Croaker, Rockfish and Perch are Biting in the Rivers and Bay By Ken Lamb of The Tackle Box (301) 863-8151 Spot have moved into the Patuxent from Helen’s Bar and the Dolphin to the mouth of St. Leonard’s Creek. These fish are fast moving and could be hard to track down at any...
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Fairy & Gnome Home Festival & Tour

Fairy & Gnome Home Festival & Tour

Fairies, gnomes, and most importantly, magic have arrived at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) and we invite you to delight at the Fairy & Gnome Home Festival & Tour on Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Festivities include unicorn rides, amulet and crown construction, creating a fairy or...
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Patuxent River Wade In 25th Anniversary

Patuxent River Wade In 25th Anniversary

Bernie Fowler’s Patuxent River Wade In Join former Senator Bernie Fowler and other dignitaries as they wade into the river on Sunday, June 10 at 1 p.m. for the 25th anniversary of this great event! Mr. Fowler started the “white sneaker” test as a means of checking water clarity. His ingenuity has led to...
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Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Returns to Budds Creek

Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Returns to Budds Creek

 The fastest riders on the planet and the world’s most prestigious motocross championship is making its annual visit to the state of Maryland for the fifth round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.  The renowned Red Bull Budds Creek National from Mechanicsville’s legendary Budds Creek MX Park...
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CCPS Seniors Receive Nearly $52 Million in Scholarship Offers

CCPS Seniors Receive Nearly $52 Million in Scholarship Offers

Charles County Public Schools honored 2,192 seniors on June 4 and June 5 during graduation ceremonies for six high schools. Students in the Class of 2012 were offered nearly $52 million in scholarships. Valedictorians and salutatorians were announced last week at awards ceremonies. These positions are determined by students’ grade point averages and represent...
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SMECO Board Nominations

SMECO Board Nominations

The 2012 Nominating Committee for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) met on Saturday, May 19, 2012, and chose candidates for the five available seats up for election on SMECO’s Board of Directors. The list of nominations follows: Calvert County Samuel “Jack” Hammett Charles County Fern G. Brown Kenneth L. Dyson Janet K. Gummere Doris...
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Health Department Announces Fee Increase for Death Certificates

Health Department Announces Fee Increase for Death Certificates

As a result of the State and Local Revenue and Financing Act of 2012 passed during the recent State special budget session, the cost of a death certificate will increase from $20 to $32 for the first certified copy of a death certificate purchased in a single transaction at the St. Mary’s County Health...
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June Marks the 40th Anniversary of Title IX

June Marks the 40th Anniversary of Title IX

President Richard M Nixon, on June 23, 1972, signed into law Title IX. This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools and colleges that receive federal financial assistance and is part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law has opened many previously closed educational opportunities for females, from admission...
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Camp D.A.R.E. Extends Deadline

Camp D.A.R.E. Extends Deadline

Great News! There are still spots available for campers! The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is extending the Camp D.A.R.E. application deadline to the close of business on June 14, 2012. Camp D.A.R.E. applications are available on-line at www.firstsheriff.com. Applications are processed every Friday and conformation letters will be sent out at that time....
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Project Graduation Celebrates 25 Years

Project Graduation Celebrates 25 Years

Since it’s beginning in 1987, Calvert County has not lost a student to an alcohol or drug related accident on graduation night. Project Graduation was the idea of Former Judge Larry Lamson. This 25th Anniversary Celebration will be for the graduating seniors from Calvert, Huntingtown, Northern and Patuxent High Schools. Over the past 25...
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