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CSM Earns Title as One of Best Online Colleges in Maryland for 2023

CSM Earns Title as One of Best Online Colleges in Maryland for 2023

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was again named as one of the top online colleges in Maryland by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning. CSM ranked 15th out of 18 college and universities that rose to the top, and was the only community college on the list. Intelligent.com...
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Brandywine Man Wins $50,000 Prize After Pick 5 Purchase in Waldorf!

Brandywine Man Wins $50,000 Prize After Pick 5 Purchase in Waldorf!

A lucky man from Brandywine enjoys playing Pick 4 or Pick 5 a few times a week. Even when he had to travel recently, the 39-year-old made sure to play his numbers in advance. But it wasn’t until the next day, after he had reached his out-of-town destination, that he learned he had won...
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Charles County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-off Prize

Charles County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-off Prize

Waldorf man wins top-prize win on Million Dollar Mega Multiplier instant ticket Walking around the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle, a Charles County resident took a close look at the silly hats, royal crowns and cash-decorated jackets. And he marveled aloud at actually being in the room where winners are welcomed and photographed. After years...
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to pass the Respect for Marriage Act: “No American should face discrimination – no matter who they love or where they live. The Respect for Marriage Act promises every legally married couple that their union will be given equal recognition...
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Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Hosting 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 2, 2022

Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Hosting 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 2, 2022

The Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc will be holding their First Annual First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 6:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m. The free event is welcome for all! Located at the new Second District Firehouse – 19330 Piney Point Road in Valley Lee,...
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Calvert County Public Schools Career & Technology Academy Students Receive Prestigious Award at the 2022 SkillsUSA Maryland Annual Fall Leadership Conference

Calvert County Public Schools Career & Technology Academy Students Receive Prestigious Award at the 2022 SkillsUSA Maryland Annual Fall Leadership Conference

The Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) Career and Technology Academy (CTA) sent 31 students to the SkillsUSA Maryland Annual Fall Leadership Conference held November 3-4, 2022, in Ocean City. This is one of the first steps in obtaining the knowledge and skills to become a SkillsUSA leader. At the conference, CCPS students engaged with...
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SMECO Employees Raise $55,000 for the Center for Children

SMECO Employees Raise $55,000 for the Center for Children

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held a fund-raising event and donated $55,000 to the Center for Children. “Children are a vulnerable population and helping families establish safe and healthy homes is crucial to the well-being of the community and society as a whole. We selected the Center for Children as this year’s fundraising...
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“Help a Hawk” at CSM During ‘Giving Tuesday’ November, 29, 2022

“Help a Hawk” at CSM During ‘Giving Tuesday’ November, 29, 2022

Help the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation kick off a season of giving by participating in the college’s “Giving Tuesday” event as part of the world’s biggest day of generosity on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The 24-hour online event is part of an international movement that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber...
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Charles County Man Wins $100,000 on a Scratch-Off in 2016 and $50,000 This Month on Powerball.

Charles County Man Wins $100,000 on a Scratch-Off in 2016 and $50,000 This Month on Powerball.

Charles County resident Dimas Montoya is once again celebrating a big Lottery win. The dedicated Lottery player, who won $100,000 playing a Deluxe Crossword scratch-off in 2016, just won $50,000 playing Powerball. The Waldorf resident enjoys playing Lottery games and routinely buys a variety of tickets after work. Dimas did just that earlier this...
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State Fire Marshal Announces New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

State Fire Marshal Announces New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added a new employee to the ranks yesterday, and while every newly minted Deputy State Fire Marshal is required to raise their right hand and be sworn in, K9 Deacon just wanted belly rubs and loved. Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Jeff Thomas’s new partner, Deacon, is...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Santa Run Schedule 2022

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Santa Run Schedule 2022

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 2 to December 17. Santa will be riding on a big red firetruck sleigh! An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system. Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 –...
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A Message of HOPE Cancer Funds 8th Annual Bras & Drawers Event Raises Over $25,000 To Help Local Cancer Patients

A Message of HOPE Cancer Funds 8th Annual Bras & Drawers Event Raises Over $25,000 To Help Local Cancer Patients

It was an energetic night at the Hughesville American Legion Post as community members packed the house for a fundraiser unlike any other in Southern Maryland. A Message of HOPE Cancer Fund (MOH) hosted the 8th annual “Bras and Drawers for the Cause.” After a record-breaking fundraiser last year, MOH has once again raised...
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Charles County Public High School Students Can Apply for NASA Internships

Charles County Public High School Students Can Apply for NASA Internships

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students who are 16 and older can apply for internships with NASA. The NASA internship program is open to teens to explore career pathways while working with some of the top minds in science, engineering, financial, information technology and business. The intern program allows students to engage...
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Calvert Hospice Life Center’s Workshops Will Help Adults, Children and Teens Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Calvert Hospice Life Center’s Workshops Will Help Adults, Children and Teens Cope with Grief During the Holidays

For many years, Chesapeake Life Center’s popular Living with Loss through the Holidays workshops have helped adults grieving a loss get through a difficult time of the year. This year, children and teens can get that help, too. The season begins with an adult workshop hosted by Calvert Hospice, an affiliate brand of Hospice...
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Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack Invites Community to Participate in “No Hunger November”

Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack Invites Community to Participate in “No Hunger November”

MSP La Plata is inviting all residents of Charles County to participate in a food drive, which will last the month of November. There has not been a significant food drive in the area in the past few years due to Covid-19, and the Southern Maryland Food Bank is in desperate need of supplies....
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‘The Little Guy’ Comes Up Big with a $50,000 Powerball Prize in Calvert County

‘The Little Guy’ Comes Up Big with a $50,000 Powerball Prize in Calvert County

Huntingtown resident plans to take his wife on an island vacation A Calvert County resident is on his way to a dream vacation with his wife after winning a $50,000 third-tier Powerball prize in the Nov. 2 drawing. Using his nickname “The Little Guy” to tell his lucky story, our big winner came in...
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Department of Recreation and Parks Announces Upcoming New York City Holiday Trip

Department of Recreation and Parks Announces Upcoming New York City Holiday Trip

The Department of Recreation and Parks announces their New York City Holiday Trip is open for registration. The trip will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. With so many unique attractions, world-famous museums, theaters, and skyscrapers there is always plenty to do in New York City. Even with the cold wind blowing (& sometimes...
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Calvert County Economic Development Announces Small Business Assistance Grant Fund

Calvert County Economic Development Announces Small Business Assistance Grant Fund

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development will launch a Calvert County Small Business Assistance Grant Fund to provide financial assistance that will help local small business owners grow and strengthen their existing businesses. Competitive grants of up to $50,000 each will be available for existing for-profit small businesses that meet grant criteria. The...
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Calvert County Board of Commissioners Donate $10,000 to Safe Harbor

Calvert County Board of Commissioners Donate $10,000 to Safe Harbor

During the Tuesday, Nov. 1, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, the Safe Harbor Board of Directors presented a $25,000 check to the BOCC for use towards Safe Harbor operations. To further support Safe Harbor, the BOCC made a surprise $10,000 donation to further support Safe Harbor Inc.’s, efforts of providing furnishings, prescription medications,...
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Maryland Tourism Continues Strong Recovery, Reports Show Increase in Visitors and Visitor Spending

Maryland Tourism Continues Strong Recovery, Reports Show Increase in Visitors and Visitor Spending

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, according to an economic impact report released by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the state’s tourism industry is continuing a strong recovery, recapturing nearly 90% of pre-pandemic visitor spending. In addition, the state reported increases over pre-pandemic levels in the key sectors of lodging and restaurants. The state continues to...
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Lexington Park Man Claims $100,000 Top Prize in Scratch-Off Game

Lexington Park Man Claims $100,000 Top Prize in Scratch-Off Game

A Lexington Park resident is $100,000 richer after discovering the second of nine top prizes in the Blizzard Bucks scratch-off game. The lucky St. Mary’s County player revealed a holiday bell auto-win symbol on the $10 game with a $100,000 prize next to it. The anonymous 73-year-old was certainly in good spirits while visiting...
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October is National Bullying Awareness Month! Charles County Families Find Solutions to Bullying from a Surprising Source

October is National Bullying Awareness Month! Charles County Families Find Solutions to Bullying from a Surprising Source

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, one out of every five students reports being bullied, and 41 percent fear repeat incidents. The students of Southern Maryland are not immune to this fear; especially since social media posts of an embarrassing bullying event can cause the negative effects to metastasize. Our precious little...
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St. Mary’s County Couple Wins $580,000 Playing Multi-Match at Weis Market in Solomons

St. Mary’s County Couple Wins $580,000 Playing Multi-Match at Weis Market in Solomons

A Southern Maryland couple just added over half a million dollars to their bank account, thanks to winning a $580,000 Multi-Match jackpot. The Hollywood residents claimed their prize from the Oct. 3 drawing last week. The wife recalled that she was home alone and filled with excitement after discovering they hit the game’s jackpot....
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Winter Sports Registration Now Open to Calvert County Residents

Winter Sports Registration Now Open to Calvert County Residents

Registration for basketball and wrestling is now open to Calvert County residents through programs offered through the Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation. Adult basketball is open to players ages 18 and older, excluding high school students. The team registration fee is $600; registrants are responsible for forming their own teams of 10-15 players....
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CSM Graduate Cedrick Hawkins Finds Success as Author, Podcaster and Elementary School Teacher.

CSM Graduate Cedrick Hawkins Finds Success as Author, Podcaster and Elementary School Teacher.

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) alum Cedrick Hawkins, ’20, is chasing his dream of becoming an elementary school teacher, author, and polished podcaster – professions and callings he said he didn’t even know he had until he attended his first semester as a CSM student. Hawkins shared that when he first came to CSM...
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