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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

On Friday, May 19, 2017, fifteen correctional officers graduated from the 57th Corrections Officer Entrance Level Training Program held at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete an eight-week, 320 hour Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local Correctional...
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Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

“Lucky Catfish” still cannot believe his Maryland Lottery luck. Intuition, a heaven-sent suggestion or a whisper from Lady Luck sent him back to a St. Mary’s County retailer and he hooked a $100,000-winning Super Crossword scratch-off. “I was leaving my dad’s house at noon and decided to stop at Burchmart in Leonardtown,” said the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/24/17 RUSTY Featured Pet: Rusty Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Pug/Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Rusty is a 1-year-old Puggle.  He is a loyal, loving, and curious boy.  Rusty is a fun boy that gets along great with other dogs.  He...
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5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

The Dragon Boats are BACK in North Beach as Calvert County officially kicks off the summer with the 5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday June 10th from 9AM – 5PM in North Beach MD. That day, over 5,000 spectators will line the Boardwalk in North Beach to watch as 30 plus teams compete...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) Auxiliary and Special Activities Committee (SAC) are hosting a Vendor Fair for independent sales representatives this Friday, June 2 (rain date June 9), from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The new event is a co-fundraiser for the two committees open to both the public and hospital associates. When...
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Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) held its first official graduation ceremony of the 2016-17 school year on Friday, May 19 as school system staff and families celebrated eight graduates of the Adult Independence Program (AIP). Honored were Brandon Garner, Nathaniel Gilchrist, D’Armae Griffin, Thomas McKenzie, Michael Proctor, Devonte Smith, Mariah Viray and Dennis Weeden,...
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MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

Maryland’s Driver’s License (DL) and Identification Card (ID) has recently been named the recipient of a 2017 Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence. The award honors innovative card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers, and suppliers who support a commitment to design quality, technical innovation, and the future of the global card industry. “Residents, businesses, and law...
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Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Foundation 4 Heroes had their first fundraiser Saturday called, “A Day 4 Heroes” and the community embraced their idea and showed some wonderful support. Heroes from far and wide gathered for the event honoring our community’s real heroes who make a difference in St. Mary’s County. The weather was perfect, the food was good,...
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North Point Student Receives Northrop Grumman Scholarship

North Point Student Receives Northrop Grumman Scholarship

North Point High School senior Connor Staudmyer is preparing to graduate and plan for the future. As a student in the engineering program at North Point, he recently completed his senior project: a helmet impact sensor for use in athletics. “The helmet sensor can trigger an alert when an athlete is injured on the...
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Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

Parks & People Foundation’s paid internship program, Branches, received a grant for its work engaging low-income high school students in cleaning neighborhoods, creating green spaces and maintaining parks. The Maryland Environmental Trust has awarded 49 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling over $160,000 to municipalities, nonprofits and schools for beautification projects, community cleanup activities and environmental education programs throughout the state....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, along with Triad/SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together), held their annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in Hollywood, MD. The  St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office presented the colors, followed by the National Anthem,...
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A Day 4 Heroes – May 20th, from 12 – 4pm

A Day 4 Heroes – May 20th, from 12 – 4pm

On May 20th, 2017, from 12 – 4pm, Foundation 4 Heroes is having their first annual “A Day 4 Heroes” at the 5 South Event Center in Callaway, Md. A Day 4 Heroes was created as a great way to bring the community together to recognize and show appreciation to our local heroes –...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 49,200 Maryland students will receive scholarships totaling $82,764,420 through the Maryland Higher Education Commission. These scholarships represent the 2017-18 initial awarding of the Howard P. Rawlings Education Excellence Award Program, the state’s largest need-based student financial aid program. “Access to higher education is more important now than ever...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Corner Liquors

St. Mary’s County Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Corner Liquors

Keeping a $100,000 top-prize Maximum Money scratch-off safe and sound until he could bring it to Maryland Lottery headquarters was of maximum concern for a lucky Lexington Park man. After scratching off the $10 game he bought at Corner Liquors in Lexington Park, the loyal scratch-off player immediately signed the winning instant ticket. “I...
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Wednesday’s Pet is KRANK

Wednesday’s Pet is KRANK

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/17/17 KRANK Featured Pet: Krank Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Puppy will get to about 50 lbs Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact Rescue for fee Krank along with many other puppies, dogs, cats and kittens will be available in...
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Construction Supervisor Builds Up to Big Scratch-off Win

Construction Supervisor Builds Up to Big Scratch-off Win

You won’t ever find Alejandro Rodriguez Estrada of Fort Washington rushing to complete a task at the job site or hurrying to scratch off instant tickets in his living room. The construction supervisor and avid Maryland Lottery fan believes that taking his time pays off, whether it’s at work to prevent mistakes or playing...
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Free Car Seat Checkup Event at Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department

Free Car Seat Checkup Event at Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department

Do you know if your child’s car seat is safe? Find out at a free car seat checkup event! The checkup will be held on June 15, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department at 3170 West Ward Road. At the checkup event, you will learn if the...
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Thank an Officer, It’s National Correctional Officer and Employees Week

Thank an Officer, It’s National Correctional Officer and Employees Week

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center Correctional Officers and staff for the demanding work they do each day. Working in the detention center is demanding, and correctional officers are in a heightened state of vigilance all the time. We extend our most genuine gratitude for your...
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Hit Singer & Songwriter, Colt Ford to Play SOMD Musicfest with Joe Diffie

Hit Singer & Songwriter, Colt Ford to Play SOMD Musicfest with Joe Diffie

Country artist and hit songwriter, Colt Ford, is bringing his rockin’ country music to SoMD Music Festival at Bowles Farm in Clements, MD Saturday, June 10. Fans can expect a powerful, high-energy show with many of his hits like “Crank It Up,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “Cut ‘Em All” featuring Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson....
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CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

Every winter and spring commencement, nursing students at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) line up, dressed in their best, to await their recognition and pinning ceremony that precedes their graduation at CSM’s La Plata Campus. But for one of those students awaiting their turn during the recent winter commencement, she could not stand...
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Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

St. Charles High School junior Drew Carter recently jump-started in to a new position he will take on during his final year of high school: Student Member to the Board of Education. Carter was voted to the position by his student government peers to represent their interests on the Board. He will officially be...
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Police and the Dept of Aging & Human Services to collect to Medication from Homebound and Caregivers for the Fourth Year

Police and the Dept of Aging & Human Services to collect to Medication from Homebound and Caregivers for the Fourth Year

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Aging & Human Services collaborate to offer medication collection to homebound and caregivers for the fourth year Each year, communities across the country offer to collect residents’ unused medications as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/10/2017 is GODIVA Featured Pet: Godiva Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Medium    Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Godiva was living in a barn, before that she found herself at a shelter in Virginia.  She deserves a loving family...
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NAVAIR Wins Award for Recruiting, Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

NAVAIR Wins Award for Recruiting, Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

CAREERS & the disABLED magazine named NAVAIR as the 2017 Public-Sector Employer of the Year for its commitment to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities at a ceremony in Boston April 20. Steve Nickle, director for Air ASW, Assault and Special Missions Programs Contracts Department, accepted the award on behalf of NAVAIR at...
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Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54 percent) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. In addition, fish...
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