Entertainment

Fit & Healthy St. Mary’s Photo Contest

From now until October 15, Fit & Healthy St. Mary’s invites you to “Show Us Your Moves.”  Take a photo of your family, friends or yourself enjoying a hike amongst the sight and sounds of nature, or at a calming Yoga class and you will have a chance to win one of six great...
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Growing Grapes for Wine Program: 2012 Grant Announced

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is once again offering grants to farms in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties to aid in the purchase of wine grape vines. These funds are being made available as a continuation of SMADC’s Growing Grapes for Wine Program which was established to...
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Navy Baseball Team to Meet Air Force at Regency Stadium

Navy Baseball Team to Meet Air Force at Regency Stadium

The Navy baseball team will meet service-academy rival Air Force in an exhibition game on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6:15 p.m presented by CACI. The teams will play two seven inning exhibition games. The games will be played at Regency Furniture Stadium, home of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in Waldorf, Maryland. Tickets for...
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Cinema Cafe Presents a Classic Horror at Calvert Library

On Wednesday, October 2, 2011, join Calvert Library Prince Frederick as we present a classic horror/thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Based on Daphne duMaurier’s novelette, The Birds, it is a tale of nature gone awry, as the melodious sounds of birds turn to screams of horror when a small town is beset by violent...
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And the Fair Goes on …

And the Fair Goes on …

 Despite rains which went from a drizzle to a drenching at times, St. Mary’s County residents, young and old alike, enjoyed a great day at the fair. Smiling faces were the order of the day – on rides, at food stands exhibits and more. Check out Southern Maryland News Net’s pictures from the fair!...
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October Events at Calvert Marine Museum

October Events at Calvert Marine Museum

October is outstanding at the Calvert Marine Museum with  activities, events, and programs all month long. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing. Saturday, October 1 – J.C. Lore Oyster House Experience Visit the J.C. Lore Oyster House and learn about oyster processing from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., from the dock...
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Prepare to be Amazed at Bowles Farm

Prepare to be Amazed at Bowles Farm

Starting Saturday, Sept. 24, Bowles Farm once again opens its large corn maze and pumpkin festival; the largest such fun experience in Southern Maryland. However, unlike years past, Tommy and Tina Bowles are adding to the experience with the addition of a new and fun “Corm Maze Express and the Farmily Daughter’s Cupcake Shop...
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Weekend Nightlife Sept. 23- Sept. 25

Weekend Nightlife Sept. 23- Sept. 25

If you are looking forward to a night on the town in Southern Maryland, check out this weekend’s Nightlife HOT spots! On Tap for Friday, Sept. 23: Calvert  Ruddy Duck – Matt Garrett & Rusty Vera’s – One Louder Charles Gilligans-Full Steam Scotts II  – Ven Detta Murphys- Absinthe Green Turtle – Sam Grow...
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Local Meats Now Available

Calvert County is one of five counties participating in Southern Maryland Meats, a new agricultural program that promotes safe, humane, locally produced meats. Customers have the opportunity to purchase local meats through the Southern Maryland Meats program on three farms and at two farm stores in Calvert County. The county has also received grant...
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Congratulations to Sam Grow Band’s New Single ‘Let’s Make Love’

Congratulations to Sam Grow Band’s New Single ‘Let’s Make Love’

 Local artist, Sam Grow is a musician, singer, and songwriter whose soulful acoustic performances and emotionally crafted songs capture audiences of all ages. Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Grow’s powerful vocals and highly personal lyrics draw the audience into his songs as he tells stories of love, heartbreak, and his views on life in...
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UPDATE: Superchargers Showdown at MIR has been Postponed

UPDATE: Superchargers Showdown at MIR has been Postponed

UPDATE Sept. 23: The 26th Annual Snap-On Tools SuperChargers Showdown has been postponed to Friday and Saturday, October 21-22 due to the weather. With heavy rains expected today and an 80% chance of showers on Saturday, there would not be enough dry track time to get an event this size in. Superchargers Showdown Friday...
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Saphron Restaurant Review

Saphron Restaurant Review

 Saphron is a unique restaurant with a motto of excellence and simple elegance. Saphron recently took residence at the Old Field Inn in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Upon entrance to the historic home, guests are welcomed by an antique sideboard and chandeliers. The four semi-private dining areas are elegant but casual with all the touches of history right down...
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Design Contest

Graphic artists are invited to submit designs to be considered for the cover of the 2012 edition of the Technology Handbook for St. Mary’s County.  The Patuxent Partnership will again sponsor the cover art contest with a $500 prize awarded to the winner. Artists must reside in or be employed by St. Mary’s County....
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Race Fans Gear Up for Solomons Offshore Grand Prix Sept. 23-25

Race Fans Gear Up for Solomons Offshore Grand Prix Sept. 23-25

 What’s that buzz of excitement? The OPA race boats are coming to Solomons, ready to tear up the Patuxent River waters in search of the checkered flag! The Solomons Business Association is a proud sponsor of the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix, to be held on the Solomons waterfront September 23, 24 and 25. The...
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St. Mary’s County Fair Kicks of Sept. 22

St. Mary’s County Fair Kicks of Sept. 22

 Are you ready for some great fun, good food and fury farm animals? Well, the annual St. Mary’s County Fair kicks into high gear starting Thursday, Sept. 22. Southern Maryland News Net will be there capturing all the fun and excitement! There will be something for everyone…carinival rides, livestock, funnel cakes, tractor pulls, dancing, magic...
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10th annual Watermen’s Festival, Thrills Spectators

10th annual Watermen’s Festival, Thrills Spectators

 On Sunday, Sept. 18, area waterman put on a wet’n’wild show for hundreds of people as they flocked to Waterman’s Wharf on Solomons Island for the 10th Annual Waterman’s Festival. The Festival is perhaps best known for the boat docking contest, during which work boats and charter boats compete within their divisions for cash,...
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ZZ Top Live at Calvert Marine Museum

ZZ Top Live at Calvert Marine Museum

Collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the cultural and natural history of Southern Maryland for the public. We are dedicated to the presentation of our three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay, and maritime history of these waters. Collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the cultural and natural...
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Grand Evening at the Demolition Derby

Grand Evening at the Demolition Derby

 On Saturday, Sept. 17, The Silver Hill Lions Club finished out there 2011 season as they hosted the Demolition Derby at Potomac Speedway. For over thirty years the Silver Hill Lions Club has raised substantial funds for charity through its production of the Demolition Derby.  The  SHLC Derby has gained popularity among all ages...
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Mouths Watering at a Taste of St. Mary’s

Mouths Watering at a Taste of St. Mary’s

 On Sunday, Sept. 18, hundreds yearning for some tasty treats visited historic Leonardtown Square for the annual ‘Taste of St. Mary’s’. Several local businesses, neighbors, local government and organizations came together to support area restaurants and food professionals. This family-friendly event provided people with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of the specialties from a number...
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Greenwell Extends Deadline

Greenwell Extends Deadline

The Greenwell Foundation seeks food and commercial vendors, and artists and crafters for the 2nd Annual Monster Rockfish Festival scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30 (11am-5pm) at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood, Md. Greenwell has a few remaining spots to fill so the deadline has been extended until Oct. 1, 2011 The Festival features the...
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Southern Maryland Vocal Talent Shines at Fat Boys Country Store

Southern Maryland Vocal Talent Shines at Fat Boys Country Store

 In the biggest talent competition in Southern Maryland a champion was crowned in the Fat Boys Country Store/THE PHOENIX Karaoke Idol Contest, sponsored by Bully Bling Energy Drink. Montario Hill, a local actor who has been described by Simon Cowell (of American Idol and The X Factor) as “like Ruben Studdard , and just...
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PRAD Parade Float Contest: Prizes Awarded Creativity, Beauty and Charm

PRAD Parade Float Contest: Prizes Awarded Creativity, Beauty and Charm

Join in the fun and start building your float to be entered in the Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) Parade Float Contest. The parade is Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. on Solomons Island. Celebrated annually for 33 years, PRAD is a two day celebration of the Patuxent River in Solomons, Maryland. Sponsored by...
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St. Mary’s Women in Business

In the August 2011 issue of “Taste of the Bay” Magazine, two St. Mary’s County women business owners are included in their list of 20 women to watch. They are Karleen Jaffres of Café des Artistes and Dana Rebarchick of D.B. McMillan’s Pub and Grill, see http://tasteofthebay.com/. Did you know that Maryland ranks the...
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Sotterley Plantation Reopens Following Effects of Irene

Sotterley Plantation Reopens Following Effects of Irene

Hurricane Irene’s impact on Sotterley Plantation caused devastating effects including losing over 100 trees and sustaining damage to a number of the site’s historic structures.  Despite the necessity of closing for almost three weeks, Sotterley reopened for business on Thursday, September 15. Plans to host the upcoming Speaker Series finale, the Riverside WineFest at...
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Don’t Miss 10th Annual Calvert County Waterman’s Festival Sept. 18

Don’t Miss 10th Annual Calvert County Waterman’s Festival Sept. 18

Don’t miss the 10th Annual Calvert County Watermen’s Festival 2011 on September 18, 2011 starting at noon at Watermen’s Wharf at the end of Solomons Island. The Festival is perhaps best known for the Boat Docking Contest, during which work boats and charter boats compete within their divisions for cash, prizes and trophies. Never a...
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