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Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Troopers will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in support of National Night Out. Every year since 1984 National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Award Scholarships to Six Area Students

MedStar St. Mary’s Award Scholarships to Six Area Students

For 20 years, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has supported students in the Southern Maryland region by providing scholarships to individuals pursing degrees in health care. Since 2001, 169 students have received support through this program. For 2021, six area students were awarded $132,000 in scholarships to help them continue their journey to become the...
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Valley Lee Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Life Member Joe Slade Inducted Into Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame

Valley Lee Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Life Member Joe Slade Inducted Into Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame

The officers and members of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. are proud to announce the selection of Mr. Joseph V. Slade for induction into the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame for 2021. Joe Slade joined the Department in 1969. Mr. Slade has been an active member...
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Gentle Hands Wildlife Services Rescues a Blue Heron After Being Struck by a Vehicle

Gentle Hands Wildlife Services Rescues a Blue Heron After Being Struck by a Vehicle

Cpl. Julie Yingling of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office happened upon a blue heron on Friday morning on St. John’s Road shortly after it was struck by a vehicle. Our friends at Gentle Hands Wildlife Services were contacted and Dave and Shannon Edwards came out to recover and rehab the bird. If you...
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Calvert County Recognizes Master Corrections Deputy Shields After 31 Years of Service

Calvert County Recognizes Master Corrections Deputy Shields After 31 Years of Service

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners recognized Master Corrections Deputy Ruth “Marlene” Shields for dedicating 31 years of faithful service to the county government and wished her well in her retirement. Master Corrections Deputy Shields’ began her admirable career with the county government in July 1990 as a correctional deputy. She was promoted...
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NDW Indian Head Firefighters/EMTs Recognized for Lifesaving Incidents

NDW Indian Head Firefighters/EMTs Recognized for Lifesaving Incidents

Members of Naval District Washington (NDW) Fire and Emergency Services Indian Head Company were recognized for lifesaving during a July 13, 2021, ceremony at the fire house with Naval District Washington Commandant Rear Adm. Michael Steffen and Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) Commanding Officer CAPT Todd Copeland. The awards covered an astonishing four...
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Calvert County Man Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Deluxe Crossword Scratch-Off

Calvert County Man Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Deluxe Crossword Scratch-Off

A Calvert County master painter who usually beautifies yachts put down his roller and brush recently to visit Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Wilford Brown is a man of few words but the big winner was all smiles while claiming his $50,000 top prize on a Deluxe Crossword 6th Edition scratch-off. “I began playing...
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White Plains Man Wins $150,000 Keno Prize at Westlake Liquors

White Plains Man  Wins $150,000 Keno Prize at Westlake Liquors

A White Plains grandfather who works for the city government in Washington, D.C. says he buys Lottery games in the district once in a while. However, most of his Lottery play takes place in Maryland and that’s unlikely to change, especially after he won a $150,000 prize from the Maryland Lottery! The 70-year-old reports...
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5th Annual Solomons Dragon Boat Festival Takes to the Water

5th Annual Solomons Dragon Boat Festival Takes to the Water

The Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR) is excited to announce the 5th Annual Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival, presented by Cedar Point Federal Credit Union on Saturday, August 21, 2021 on the Patuxent River along the Solomons Island Riverwalk. The Solomons Dragon Boat Festival is a fun filled event of friendly competition and team building...
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Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter in Prince Frederick Offers Half-Off Adoption Fees Through July, 2021

Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter in Prince Frederick Offers Half-Off Adoption Fees Through July, 2021

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is over capacity for animals and is offering a 50% reduction in adoption fees for all animals through the end of July. “Finding loving homes for all of Calvert County’s animals is our top priority” said Public Safety Director Jackie Vaughan. “Offering reduced fees will free up room...
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Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Receives Milestone C Approval

Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Receives Milestone C Approval

The Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) program received Milestone C approval from Frederick J. Stefany, acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition on June 28, 2021. This decision gives NGJ-MB the green light to enter the Production and Deployment phase and proceed with Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). “This...
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Governor Hogan Announces $13.5 Million in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards

Governor Hogan Announces $13.5 Million in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards

Governor Larry Hogan announced $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants for Fiscal Year 2022 to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state. The announcement—coming during the fourth day of the governor’s tour of the Eastern Shore—was made at the Ocean City Fire Department, which received $50,000 for a...
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Calvert County Woman Claims $40,000 VaxCash Prize

Calvert County Woman Claims $40,000 VaxCash Prize

A former county health department worker is the latest winner to claim a $40,000 prize in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. Although the winner from the June 24 drawing chose to remain anonymous, she wanted to get her message out about why she chose to get vaccinated. “This promotion is a wonderful thing to...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Becomes First Healthcare Facility in Southern Maryland to be Recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Becomes First Healthcare Facility in Southern Maryland to be Recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is the first healthcare facility in the Southern Maryland area to be recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons. “We are extremely proud of our team for achieving this accreditation,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating officer,...
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NAS Patuxent River Updates Health Protection Condition Alpha, Expands Base Access and Programs

NAS Patuxent River Updates Health Protection Condition Alpha, Expands Base Access and Programs

Naval Air Station announced June 25 that the installation is now in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha. Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions personnel can take in response to a health threat. While it’s always important to prevent the spread of germs, there are additional steps you can...
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UM Charles Regional Names New General Surgeon

UM Charles Regional Names New General Surgeon

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center announced that Rumbidzayi Nzara, MD, will join the staff of the La Plata community hospital as a general surgeon. She begins her new role on July 1. With experience and advanced education in laparoscopic, endoscopic, and bariatric surgery, Dr. Nzara joins Drs. Charity Dugan, Tong Ma,...
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Past Hollywood VFD Fire Chief and President Charles “Danny” Davis Awarded Marbery F. Gates Cup Award Through Maryland State Firemen’s Association

Past Hollywood VFD Fire Chief and President Charles “Danny” Davis Awarded Marbery F. Gates Cup Award Through Maryland State Firemen’s Association

Congratulations to Past Chief and President Danny Davis on being awarded the MSFA Marbery F. Gates Service Cup Award. This award was established by the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department and accepted by the MSFA Executive Committee in 1981 to honor over fifty (50) years of active service performed by charter member, Mr. Marbery F....
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Haircut and a Lottery Ticket Lead to $20,200 Prize for Lexington Park Man

Haircut and a Lottery Ticket Lead to $20,200 Prize for Lexington Park Man

With his 23rd birthday coming up, a regular Maryland Lottery player from Lexington Park followed his usual haircut ritual, but this time it led to something very much out of the ordinary – a $20,200 payday. “It was the best haircut I ever got!” he said on June 24 when he visited Lottery Headquarters...
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Trossbach Produce Roadside Stand Reopening on Saturday, June 26, 2021

Trossbach Produce Roadside Stand Reopening on Saturday, June 26, 2021

Trossbach Produce announced today that starting Saturday, June 26, 2021, roadside stand located at 12015 Point Lookout Road in Scotland will be for the season!! They will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m., to 6:00 p.m. “We currently have: Peaches Blueberries Onions Beets Green Beans Garlic Red Potatoes Squash Cucumbers Zucchini...
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St. Mary’s County Man ‘Went Nuts’ After Luck-Loaded Lottery Win

St. Mary’s County Man ‘Went Nuts’ After Luck-Loaded Lottery Win

Charles Rogers of St. Mary’s County had himself a good laugh after a recent Maryland Lottery instant ticket purchase. The 72-year-old scratch-off enthusiast learned of the newly released $1,000 Loaded ticket just moments before purchasing it. There may have been more intrigue than expectation from Rogers as he scratched the new ticket. But when...
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Sons of the American Legion Honor PFC William Halt and Corporal Gregory Champaign as 2019 and 2020 Police Officers of the Year

Sons of the American Legion Honor PFC William Halt and Corporal Gregory Champaign as 2019 and 2020 Police Officers of the Year

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the selection of Police Officer First Class William Halt as the Sons of the American Legion (Squadron 82) Police Officer of the Year for 2019, and Corporal Gregory Champaign as the Sons of the American Legion (Squadron 82) Police Officer of the Year for...
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State of Maryland Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since October 2020

State of Maryland Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since October 2020

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland is reporting zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since October 18, 2020. This is another major milestone as the state emerges from the pandemic. New Cases Under 50 For First Time Since March 23, 2020. The state is reporting 42 new confirmed...
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Pax River Museum Obtains Retired Blue Angel Aircraft

Pax River Museum Obtains Retired Blue Angel Aircraft

After months of preparations and discussions with the navy, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is thrilled to announce the addition of a Blue Angel aircraft to the flight line. On Thursday, June 10th, the FA-18B took its final flight from Jacksonville, Florida and arrived at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Once proper...
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Calvert County Celebrates New Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Firehouse

Calvert County Celebrates New Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Firehouse

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, Company 2, firehouse. At 29,929 square feet, the new $11-million facility boasts several new state-of-the-art features designed to enhance firefighter health and safety. The building incorporates improved technology...
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Olde Breton Inn and Bailey’s Catering Hosting “Eddies Brunch and Car Show” on Sunday, August 1, 2021 to Benefit Hospice St. Mary’s!

Olde Breton Inn and Bailey’s Catering Hosting “Eddies Brunch and Car Show” on Sunday, August 1, 2021 to Benefit Hospice St. Mary’s!

Olde Breton Inn and Bailey’s Catering will be hosting “Eddies Brunch and Car Show” on Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 9:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., at the Olde Breton Inn located at 21890 Society Hill Road in Leonardtown. Admission includes one brunch, and proceeds go directly to Hospice of Saint Mary’s! This event is...
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