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Commissioners Recognize Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 50 Years of Service

Commissioners Recognize Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 50 Years of Service

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017,, the Charles County Board of Commissioners recognized the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for celebrating 50 years of service. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a non-profit that has advocated for and achieved nationally heralded legislative and executive policies on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay. The foundation has also restored vast acreage...
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Charles County Shop with a Cop Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Charles County Shop with a Cop Celebrate 10th Anniversary

On Saturday, Officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Corrections Officers, CCSO civilian employees, Maryland State Police, La Plata Police, and Maryland Transit Authority (and families of officers) paired up with 81 Charles County children and took them shopping at the Waldorf Walmart. Founded by Officers Bobby Long, Jeff Feldman, and Colby...
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‘Happy Dad’ Hauls in Top-Prize Bonus Match 5 Win

‘Happy Dad’ Hauls in Top-Prize Bonus Match 5 Win

A College Park father of one is heading into the holidays $50,000 richer, thanks to a lucky Bonus Match 5 ticket he bought at his favorite Maryland Lottery retailer. “Happy Dad” is a weekly Lottery customer at US Fuel in Berwyn Heights, where he buys Bonus Match 5 tickets and sometimes adds a ticket for Pick 4 or Multi-Match. Although he...
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Hoyer Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Hoyer Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

On Monday, December 4, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. Congressman Hoyer secured federal funding to establish the incubator, and has worked in collaboration with St. Mary’s County, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation...
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Air Combat Electronics Hosts Open Architecture Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium

Air Combat Electronics Hosts Open Architecture Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium

The Air Combat Electronics program office (PMA-209) hosted an Open Architecture (OA) Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium Oct. 17-19, aiming to help government and industry learn more about Naval Aviation inventory and capability growth, Speed to the Fleet and the Navy’s OA standards and alignment efforts. More than 450 attendees,...
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VIDEO: Silent Angel Memorial Held at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

VIDEO: Silent Angel Memorial Held at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

The Silent Angel Memorial was established to provide support and comfort to the survivors of homicide by gathering with others who understand their grief. The memorial was founded by Eileen Bildman and dedicated to the memory of all Silent Angels. With the loss of her son came this opportunity to give back to the...
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Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

The Maryland State Police will be participating in the Kinder Time Toy Drive at every barrack across the State. Members of the community that wish to provide toy donations may bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Maryland State Police facility from now until December 20th. Cash donations will not be accepted. Toys donated will...
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Commissioners Proclaim Adoption Awareness Day

Commissioners Proclaim Adoption Awareness Day

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed Adoption Awareness Day in Charles County. Adoption Awareness Day acknowledges and celebrates the willingness of resource parents and their families to provide a loving, supportive, and permanent home to foster children of Charles County. The County Commissioners recognize the Department of Social Services and all...
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Commissioners in St. Mary’s County Recognize Giving Tuesday

Commissioners in St. Mary’s County Recognize Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, recognized on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a national day of giving and celebrates philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to. Giving Tuesday is a day for citizens to work together and share commitments, rally for favorite causes, build a stronger community and think about others. In that...
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St. Mary’s Transit System Lauded for Community Efforts

St. Mary’s Transit System Lauded for Community Efforts

The St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) is known for providing transportation services for citizens in the county on a daily basis. STS also holds special events (e.g. Dump the Pump and Stuff the Bus) throughout the year. In recognition of its efforts, the Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM) honored STS with a 2017 Community...
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CSM Children’s Learning Center Follows Thanksgiving With Giving

CSM Children’s Learning Center  Follows Thanksgiving With Giving

Students at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) are learning about giving. The CLC staff and parents have donated 1,185 items of non-perishable food with a goal of restocking the Southern Maryland Food Bank after Thanksgiving. “We made the food drive more interesting by having a...
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Hospital Foundation Celebrates Three Decades of Giving Back at Annual Gala

Hospital Foundation Celebrates Three Decades of Giving Back at Annual Gala

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently celebrated three decades of fun and philanthropy at “Diamonds and Pearls,” the 30th Annual Gala, held Nov. 17 at the Hollywood Social Hall. Sponsored by the Foundation and the Tarleton Family, the annual black-tie affair featured a gourmet dinner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitchen of Annapolis with...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/29/2017 MILTON Featured Pet: Milton Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Milton is an 8-year-old Poodle Mix.  Milton is super social and enjoys hanging out...
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Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invites all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2018 is “Trees Are Terrific…and Make Communities Healthy!” All entries need to be delivered to a Maryland Forest Service office by noon Feb. 2, 2018. Students are encouraged to share...
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16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial Scheduled for December 3

16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial Scheduled for December 3

The Silent Angel Memorial was established to provide support and comfort to the survivors of homicide by gathering with others who understand their grief. The memorial was founded by Eileen Bildman and dedicated to the memory of all Silent Angels. With the loss of her son came this opportunity to give back to the...
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Solomons Christmas Walk Scheduled

Solomons Christmas Walk Scheduled

The Solomons Business Association is gearing up for one of their signature events and they need your help. Sponsors are needed to help make this event a huge success. Sponsorship is a great way to showcase your business and show support for the SBA. Attached is a complete list of the upcoming events for...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces December Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces December Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following December monthly promotions and reminders: Homes 4 the Holidays (Friday, Dec. 1- Sunday, Dec. 30)  During the month of December, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for dogs to $100 and for cats to $10. Help our animals find the forever home they...
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Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square in Leonardtown

Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square in Leonardtown

On November 24, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Annual Tree Lighting will take place in downtown Leonardtown. Planned activities at the event include fire truck rides, face painting, a living Nativity, horse and carriage rides, a petting zoo, and many more activities. Santa Claus will arrive at approximately 7:00 p.m., to...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PENEE

Wednesday’s Pet is PENEE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/22/17 PENEE Featured Pet: Penee Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Terrier/Pointer Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium 45 lbs Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 includes spay, UTD vaccines, deworming and flea and tick prevention applied and pup is microchipped Penee #7724 is a loving 2-year-old...
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CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

College of Southern Maryland student Scott Teed, 43, of Lexington Park is pursuing two associate degrees — one in electrical engineering and another in math and physical sciences. A veteran, Teed brings to his studies a particularly rich set of skills and experiences. “I served as a fire controlman, a weapons control systems technician,...
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Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to welcome a new group of Maryland Park Service rangers. The 19 graduated Nov. 10, 2017, from Maryland Park Service Ranger School, which took place at New Germany State Park in Garrett County. During the four-week training, the students learned educational techniques, interpretive skills, management procedures and public safety tactics while mastering...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/15/17 is PIXIE Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Pixie is a one-year-old beautiful hound mix.  She found herself in a rescue to no...
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Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

For a gift that will give back for years to come, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers the Gift of Trees, a program that allows individual and organizations to purchase native trees for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration or observation. Trees provide ecological, economic and quality of life benefits, including enhancing air and water...
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CSM Salutes Veterans

CSM Salutes Veterans

St. Mary’s County Commissioner John O’Connor was “preaching to the choir” in his remarks at the annual Veterans Breakfast and Open House on Nov. 9 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus. O’Connor served more than seven years in the U.S. Army, and he spoke about the bond that people in the...
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Higdon’s Café Skillz is Buzzing with Business

Higdon’s Café Skillz is Buzzing with Business

Every other Friday at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, excitement brews. It’s when Café Skillz opens its doors for teachers and staff who need a late morning caffeine buzz or sugar rush. Kimberly McCloskey’s Life Skills class runs a coffee shop, providing Keurig-brewed coffee and tea, along with scones, cookies and brownies. Everything...
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