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Kidz Meal Bagz Available at Sheetz to Help Feed Children and Families in Need

Kidz Meal Bagz Available at Sheetz to Help Feed Children and Families in Need

Kidz Meal Bagz is a program providing free meals to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals will be available all day starting Thursday, April 2nd and will include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink. Families interested in taking advantage of the free Kidz Meal Bagz...
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List of Calvert County Stores with Special Hours for Citizens Aged 60 and Up

The Calvert County Health Department does not endorse or promote for profit businesses. We are sharing this information for the sole purpose of keeping the community informed of services that may benefit those in need of specific information. These are the hours specified for senior citizens. It’s probably best to call the store of...
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Feed St. Mary’s Food Bank Opens for Business

Feed St. Mary’s Food Bank Opens for Business

Feed St. Mary’s, a dedicated Food Bank for St. Mary’s County, was established to provide a reliable and sustainable source of food for some 12 operational soup kitchens and food pantries within St. Mary’s County. Feed St. Mary’s officially started conducting business in March 2020. On March 20, Feed St. Mary’s, received its first...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $100,000 with Scratch-off at California Sheetz

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $100,000 with Scratch-off at California Sheetz

St. Mary’s County woman wins top prize playing Rose Gold game A Leonardtown woman reports having no thoughts of buying a Maryland Lottery scratch-off when she pulled into the gas pumps at a Sheetz store in California last week. However, she quickly remembered that she had a winning instant ticket in her purse to...
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Patuxent Habitat and Home Depot Lend a Helping Hand to Local Veteran

Patuxent Habitat and Home Depot Lend a Helping Hand to Local Veteran

Former Commander Harry Metzler an Army veteran from Vietnam war era has helped hundreds of veterans through his role at the DAV Chapter 26. Recently Mr. Metzler had fallen in his bathroom, when there was no one home to help him get back on his feet. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity had heard about this...
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North Point High School Art Teacher James Ball Named 2020 Charles County Teacher of the Year.

North Point High School Art Teacher James Ball Named 2020 Charles County Teacher of the Year.

North Point High School art teacher James Ball is well known among the school community. As a veteran Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teacher of 26 years, Ball is passionate about art and art education. He is also dedicated to athletics and coaches several sports at North Point. One would not know upon first...
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Pink and Blue Memorial Golf Tournament Raises Funds for the Latest Cancer Treatment Equipment

Pink and Blue Memorial Golf Tournament Raises Funds for the Latest Cancer Treatment Equipment

The CalvertHealth Foundation was recently presented a check from members of the Pink and Blue Committee whose members are from the Cannon Club to go toward cancer care. Funds were generated from the recent Memorial Golf Tournament which celebrated the life of Stanley Rosenbauer and raised $20,000 for the CalvertHealth Foundation to invest in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Thanks Its Partners in WARM Program

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Thanks Its Partners in WARM Program

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office thanks its numerous community partners for their continued assistance in the WARM program (Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many), a local winter emergency sheltering program. The Mission, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Three Oaks Center, the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary, Texas Roadhouse and Target have all provided additional assistance...
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UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Saved with CPR After Medical Emergency at Great Mills High School During Basketball Practice

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m: A student at Great Mills High School recently collapsed during basketball practice and stopped breathing. Working together, school staff, emergency responders and two deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office successfully revived the 17-year-old student. On the evening of February 4, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office...
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Man Saved by His Co-Workers and First Responders with CPR and AED After Medical Emergency in Ridge

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, at approximately 9:50 a.m., police fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the 49500 block of Portneys Overlook Road in Ridge, for the reported one subject not breathing. Firefighters and police arrived on the scene to report CPR in progress. After performing CPR and utilizing an AED multiple times,...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Reflects on the Accomplishments of 2019

As another year has ended and we embark upon a new decade, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the successes of 2019. Several accomplishments and events stand out most: crime in Charles County is down; new technology has been implemented to aid in criminal investigations; we continue to make...
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Southern Maryland Community Resources Announces Artistic Partnership with Bay Community Support Services, Historic Sotterley Plantation and Greenwell Foundation

Southern Maryland Community Resources is excited to announce its artistic partnership with Bay Community Support Services, Historic Sotterley Plantation and Greenwell Foundation. The four organizations have teamed up to provide a six-week painting workshop to adults with disabilities in Southern Maryland, which began on Tuesday, January 21. SMCR’s mission is to create opportunities for...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Announces School Age Care Sites Awarded Maryland EXCELS Level 1

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Announces School Age Care Sites Awarded Maryland EXCELS Level 1

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Department of Recreation and Parks are pleased to announce that the School Age Care sites operating in nine locations throughout the county have been awarded a Level 1 by Maryland EXCELS, a quality rating program for licensed Maryland child care centers. The programs have been evaluated...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Receive Donations from Nine Local Businesses

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a special visit from a few great guys! We were contacted recently by Scott Harris. He and the owners of several local tow companies wanted to do something for the community, so they each donated money. Scott went out and purchased over 1,000 matchbox cars (and a few...
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Suttler Post Farm Presents $12,000 Donation to Hospice of St. Mary’s

On December 14th 2019 Suttler Post Farm held and open house to benefit Hospice of St. Mary’s. This was their first year doing such an open house and benefit. On Christmas Eve 2019, Suttler Post Farm presented a check to Hospice of St. Mary’s for 12,000.00. Thank you to everyone at Suttler Post Farm...
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La Plata Man Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire With Scratch-Off Win in New Market

La Plata Man Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire With Scratch-Off Win in New Market

A Charles County resident who typically plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs enjoyed powerful results when he added a jackpot game. In mid-December, instead of purchasing just instant tickets, the 62-year-old bought two Powerball quick-pick tickets and won $1 million! The retired Giant grocery store employee was running errands on December 16, 2019, when he decided...
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Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Celebrating 75 Years of Service with 75 Acts of Service

Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Celebrating 75 Years of Service with 75 Acts of Service

2020 is an important year for Cedar Point Federal Credit Union. It’s not every year that a credit union turns 75! While Cedar Point spends most of its time looking toward the future, the credit union also believes in reflecting on and learning from its storied past. Originally formed in 1945, Cedar Point Federal...
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Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from The American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206

Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from The American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206

Calvert Hospice was the grateful recipient of a $10,000 donation from American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. As a small, nonprofit community-based hospice, we are the only resource for hospice care in Calvert County. Our funding is received from Medicare, donations, fundraising efforts, and grants. This donation from the American Legion will...
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Two Charles County Residents to Take Part in the “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year” Event in New York City

Two Charles County Residents to Take Part in the “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year” Event in New York City

New Year’s Eve is always an exciting night, but for one lucky Maryland Lottery player, it could be life-changing. Five Maryland Lottery winners will be among more than 300 lottery participants from across the nation vying to become the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year℠.  A VIP trip to New York City will culminate with a...
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Track Santa Claus Now – LIVE

Track Santa Claus Now – LIVE

Track Santa Claus as he travels around the world delivering presents to all the boys and girls everywhere! Where is Santa now? Is he in Southern Maryland? Check back to find out! TRACK SANTA For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began...
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Charles County Detention Center Raises Record Donations for Christmas Connection

Charles County Detention Center Raises Record Donations for Christmas Connection

For at least the last ten years, Corrections Officers at the Charles County Detention Center have hosted an annual Toy Drive to benefit the Charles County Children’s Aid Society’s Christmas Connection program. Prior to 2019, the Toy Drive’s most successful year raised over $3,000 in donations. However, with help from organizations such as the...
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UPDATE: SpongeBob/Santa is Back in Town, and Just in Time for Christmas

UPDATE: SpongeBob/Santa is Back in Town, and Just in Time for Christmas

UPDATE 12/19/2019: Santa Bob is back!! He had a rough time getting here this year (he didn’t have Rudolph to guide him) but he made it just in time! Stop by with the kids and have their picture taken with him, and upload it to our Facebook page. UPDATE 10/16/2019: SpongeBob is dressed up...
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Who is the New Millionaire in St. Mary’s County? $1,000,000 Powerball Ticket Bought at New Market Citgo

Who is the New Millionaire in St. Mary’s County? $1,000,000 Powerball Ticket Bought at New Market Citgo

Lady Luck and Powerball delivered a special gift of $1 million prizes to lucky Maryland players in the Wednesday, Dec. 18 drawing. Check your tickets closely because even though no one hit the jackpot, there was a $1,000,000 in St. Mary’s County. The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky players who bought a $1...
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Charles County Public Schools Hosts Fun Run in Support of the Southern Maryland Food Bank, Raises Over $5,000.00

Charles County Public Schools Hosts Fun Run in Support of the Southern Maryland Food Bank, Raises Over $5,000.00

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) hosted its first fun run last month to support the Southern Maryland Food Bank. More than 200 runners, walkers and families joined the Nov. 9 run around the La Plata High and Mary H. Matula Elementary school campuses as part of the first CCPS 5k Turkey Trot. Participants included...
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16th Annual “Shop with a Cop” was a big Success this Year in St. Mary’s County

16th Annual “Shop with a Cop” was a big Success this Year in St. Mary’s County

On December 14, 2019, the Optimist Club partnered with the St. Mary’s County Fraternal Order of Police, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and hosted the 16th annual “Shop with a Cop” program. Children nominated by St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), police officers, and other agencies in the community, were be picked...
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