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Charles County Household Hazardous Waste Collection October 6

Charles County Household Hazardous Waste Collection October 6

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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O’Donnell to Address University of Maryland Republicans

O’Donnell to Address University of Maryland Republicans

WHO: Republican Candidate Anthony “Tony” O’Donnell WHAT: University of Maryland College Republicans Guest Speaker WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm WHERE: Jimenez Hall, University of Maryland Mall, Rm 2122, College Park, MD Background: Republican Candidate for Maryland’s 5th District, Anthony O’Donnell, will be the guest speaker at the University of Maryland’s College...
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American Indian Heritage Day Returns to JPPM

American Indian Heritage Day Returns to JPPM

Back and better than ever, American Indian Heritage Day returning to Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum on Saturday, October 13 from 11am-4pm. Get a glimpse of life along the Chesapeake Bay area as it was over 500 years ago. Come experience traditional and modern interpretations of this rich cultural heritage as JPPM invites you...
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JPPM’s New Exhibit Over & Undergarments & Accessories

JPPM’s New Exhibit Over & Undergarments & Accessories

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum has a new temporary exhibit “Over and Under Accessories and Undergarments of the early 19th century. The exhibit will be open Wednesdays through Sundays through October 17, 2012 from 10am to 5pm and it is FREE.   This brand new, temporary exhibit features original pieces that went under or...
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The Most Dangerous Part of Most Marylanders’ Day: DRIVING

The Most Dangerous Part of Most Marylanders’ Day: DRIVING

Maryland State Highway Administration and Partners Join National Drive Safely Work Week Program; Help Provide Drivers Keys to Safe Driving It is a frightening fact that the time Marylanders spend driving – either as part of the job or to and from work – is the most dangerous part of their day. Maryland State...
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CSM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Free Events

CSM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Free Events

Latin Ensemble Open Rehearsal 7-8 p.m., Oct. 12, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Room FA-143, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM Professor of Music Dr. Stephen S. Johnson will lead an open rehearsal of Ritmo Caché, CSM’s Latin Ensemble. Community members are invited to join the rehearsal as participants or spectators. Free. Contact...
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Three Week Nighttime Detours For Southbound US 301 in Queenstown

Three Week Nighttime Detours  For Southbound US 301 in Queenstown

Left Turn Lanes Restricted from US 50 Westbound onto MD 18 into Grasonville; Motorists Should Expect Delays and Plan Extra Travel Time The State Highway Administration (SHA) will detour traffic five nights a week for four consecutive weeks, weather permitting, for motorists traveling southbound on US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) near Queenstown in...
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Celebrate Charles County FallFest Coming Soon

Celebrate Charles County FallFest Coming Soon

The Celebrate Charles: FallFest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf). The marketplace will feature some of Southern Maryland’s most talented artists, authors, crafters, jewelers, farmers, and more! G-Rod Jerk Ribs & BBQ and Apple Spice Junction as well as...
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CCSO Warns of Telephone Scam Alert

CCSO Warns of Telephone Scam Alert

Suspects Appear to be Targeting Senior Citizens The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a telephone scam in which unknown suspects are calling the homes of senior citizens and advising them that their grandchild or relative has been arrested in another country and is in need of bail money. Victims have reported...
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Commissioner Kelly “Walk with Purpose” Postponed until Oct. 6

Commissioner Kelly “Walk with Purpose” Postponed until Oct. 6

The “Walk with Purpose” originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 6. Charles County Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly invites the public to attend the “Walk with Purpose” event on Oct. 6, starting at 8 a.m., at the Indian Head Rail Trail in White Plains. The purpose of the...
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CSM Celebrates Start of Career Education Building Renovation

CSM Celebrates Start of Career Education Building Renovation

The College of Southern Maryland celebrated the start of construction to renovate and expand the La Plata Campus’ Career Education (CE) Building with a ceremony on Sept. 24. The original 11,785-square-foot CE Building was completed in 1968, one of three structures on the college’s new campus. The new CE Building will have 45,000 square...
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Six Maryland Farmers Markets Win

Six Maryland Farmers Markets Win

Six Maryland farmers markets placed in the top 15 of their respective categories in the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets Contest, an annual competition held by American Farmland Trust (AFT). The purpose of the contest “is to raise national awareness about local farmers markets, the role they play in supporting local farms, and the importance of...
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‘The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter’

‘The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter’

Matthew Borowick, columnist for “Civil War News,” will present “The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter” at the next meeting of the Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable meeting Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Center for Business and Industry (BI) on the La Plata Campus. The Roundtable is open to...
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Traffic Alert: SHA to Repair Pavement on I-95

Traffic Alert: SHA to  Repair Pavement on I-95

SHA Urges Motorists to Plan Ahead for Extra Travel Time or Use Alternative Routes; Work Begins this Sunday Night The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning pavement repair work along I-95 in southwestern Baltimore County this Sunday night. Crews will work along I-95 between the Howard/Baltimore County line and the Baltimore County/City line...
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Concrete Repairs Continue This Weekend on Southbound I-97

Concrete Repairs Continue This Weekend on Southbound I-97

MAJOR Delays Expected!; Motorists Encouraged to Use MD 295, I-95 and MD 10 as Alternates; Weekend Work Expected through Mid-November Weekend patching on I-97 in Anne Arundel County will continue through November as the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) works to complete concrete repairs before winter. The work area stretches from I-695 (Baltimore Beltway)...
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RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City

RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate our waterways at RiverFest with free activities, entertainment, and learning about the environment. The eighth annual event will take place at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) on October 13 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Step onboard a tall ship, paddle a kayak, and help skipper a small sailboat. Try tonging for oysters...
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Board to Open St. Charles High School with Grades 9, 10, 11

Board to Open St. Charles High School with Grades 9, 10, 11

The Board of Education on Monday approved opening St. Charles High School as a partial high school with grades 9, 10 and 11 when it opens in August 2014. Seniors in the class of 2015 would finish and graduate from their current high school. The decision eliminated three other opening options and allows the high...
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North Point Senior Named Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

North Point Senior Named Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently named Azeezat Adeleke, a senior at North Point High School, a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Adeleke, who is the student member to the Board of Education, was chosen as a semifinalist out of more than 160,000 students who requested consideration in the 2013 National...
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CalvArt Patrons Show In Memory of Pat Carpenter

CalvArt Patrons Show In Memory of Pat Carpenter

Don’t miss out on the best art fundraiser in Calvert County! The CalvART Gallery Patrons’ Show will be an exciting, fun event that is entertaining, and provides seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with the great opportunity to acquire high quality, original new art at a bargain price while supporting a great non-prot organization and community of artists. For each...
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AP Scores Increase; SAT Scores Dip in 2012

AP Scores Increase; SAT Scores Dip in 2012

Charles County’s students’ scores increased slightly on Advanced Placement (AP) exams, but the average SAT score for the Class of 2012 decreased, according to data released this week by the College Board, which administers AP, SAT and other national programs. Charles County Public Schools average score on AP exams rose slightly to 2.22 from...
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Bomb Squad Called to Waldorf Home

Bomb Squad Called to Waldorf Home

On September Wednesday September 26, at 10:00 a.m., Maryland State Fire Marshal Bomb Technicians Duane Svites and Bill Potts responded to the 2000 block of Vista Court in Waldorf, for a report of hand grenades found at a residence. The home owner discovered several pieces of military ordnance (hand grenades) while cleaning out storage...
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Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Rt 301

Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Rt 301

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident in Bel Alton. Police and rescue crews were dispatched to report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Wednesday, September 26 at 1:33 p.m. along northbound Rt 301 in the area of Faulkner Road. Investigation revealed a 2006 Honda Accord was...
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St. Charles Wins Excellence in Construction Award

St. Charles Wins Excellence in Construction Award

The St. Charles Companies is pleased to announce that its newest luxury apartment community, The Nines at Gleneagles, this week received the annual award for Excellence in Construction from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association, Chesapeake Shores Chapter. Harkins Builders was the General Contractor for the 120 apartment complex featuring 1, 2, and 2-bedroom...
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‘Share Your History: Working the Land, Water In Southern Maryland

‘Share Your History: Working the Land, Water In Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland’s Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC) in partnership with the Calvert County Historical Society and the Calvert Marine Museum is hosting “Share Your History Day: Working the Land and Water,” Oct. 20 at the Prince Frederick Campus. “We look forward to this event every year because it allows us to...
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Maryland Seed Law Adopted October 1, 1912 Celebrating 100 Years

Maryland Seed Law Adopted October 1, 1912 Celebrating 100 Years

The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Turf and Seed Section – the unit that ensures farmers and homeowners with a garden begin with high quality seed – is celebrating 100 years of service to Maryland Agriculture this month. The Centennial Anniversary recognizes the Maryland Seed Law, which was adopted October 1, 1912 Seed is...
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