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Calvert County Hospice Received $10,000 Donation from the 17th Annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic

Calvert County Hospice Received $10,000 Donation from the 17th Annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic

Calvert Hospice received a generous donation of $10,000 from the 17th annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic held on July 24. The golf tournament was started 17 years ago by Michael’s widow, Teresa Schrodel, and one of his fraternity brothers, Eric Dorman, benefiting Calvert Hospice and a scholarship at Frostburg State University in Michael’s...
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Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

A lucky Multi-Match player is Maryland’s newest millionaire after buying the ticket that won the game’s $1.15 million jackpot. The millionaire, who is the fourth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2020, matched the winning numbers in the Thursday, Sept. 17 drawing on a ticket purchased Sept. 16 at Holiday Liquors in Waldorf. The lucky player also...
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U.S. Navy Veteran Wounded in Afghanistan Gifted Mortgage Free Home in Lusby by Building Homes for Heroes, SAIC, and JP Morgan

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Isaac Francois received the keys to his beautiful, mortgage-free forever home in Lusby, thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors on September 11, 2020. A big THANK YOU to Chase, Advance Auto Parts, Lowe’s Home Improvement, SAIC, York Home Comfort, Kwikset Door Hardware, Truck Hero, Victra — Verizon Authorized Retailer, Legrand, Buildertrend, LIXIL, Mazda USA, Duracell and New York City Fire...
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Sabre Systems, Inc. Contributes $5,000 to Patuxent River Science and Technology Scholarship Fund

Sabre Systems, Inc. Contributes $5,000 to Patuxent River Science and Technology Scholarship Fund

Sabre Systems, Inc. contributed $5,000 towards the Patuxent River Science & Technology (PRS&T) Consortium Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to local students who are interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees at St. Mary’s College. STEM education develops a future, competitive workforce of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians...
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St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force Announces Plans for Community Corrections Center

St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force Announces Plans for Community Corrections Center

The St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force, comprised of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County Health Department, and the St. Mary’s County Public Schools is announcing plans for the launch of a new Community Corrections Center. The Community Corrections Center will advance equity in public safety, health, and education. Non-violent...
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Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-off players in the St. Mary’s County community of Clements, as well as in Landover Hills in Prince George’s County and Frederick County’s Woodsboro were the biggest Maryland Lottery winners of the past week. A red-hot scratch-off overflowing with $1 million in Lottery luck brought a St. Mary’s County man to Maryland Lottery headquarters...
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Letter to Editor: Bustin’ Out of the Barn Livestock Auction to be Held on Saturday, September 26, 2020

Letter to Editor: Bustin’ Out of the Barn Livestock Auction to be Held on Saturday, September 26, 2020

Letter to Editor: It’s been a year of disappointment and challenges for the St. Mary’s County youth with livestock.  Shows were cancelled.  Maryland 4-H cancelled in person activities. Learning opportunities were limited to online and virtual sessions.  The St. Mary’s County Fair was cancelled.  The St. Mary’s County 4-H Livestock Auction was cancelled.  Morale...
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Patuxent Habitat Celebrates Starting 21st Home Build

Patuxent Habitat Celebrates Starting 21st Home Build

The Toye family will be the recipients of Patuxent Habitat’s 21st new home. We are proud to partner with the community in building this new home on Louden Lane in Lexington Park. We still need sponsors, donations of materials,  volunteers, and gifts-in-kind to make this build a success. We are working towards an energy...
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Come Out and Support Your Local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments While Getting Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinners!

Come Out and Support Your Local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments While Getting Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinners!

Thursday, September 3, 2020 – Kona Ice at Ridge Volunteer Fire Department from 5:00 p.m., to dark! Friday, September 4, 2020 – Food Truck Friday will be held at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department – Come enjoy Olde Town Pub Wing Wagon, Uncle Macks BBQ, Blue Wind Gourmet, Day’s Off Deli, Cindy’s Taqueria, Jamaican...
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La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Takes Delivery of New Rescue Engine with Replaced 2005 Pierce Rescue Engine Listed for Sale

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Takes Delivery of New Rescue Engine with Replaced 2005 Pierce Rescue Engine Listed for Sale

The department has taken delivery of our new Pierce Enforcer Rescue Engine (Rescue Engine 1). We are excited to move forward with this newest addition to our apparatus fleet. We will have tools mounted in the compartments, train drivers on the new piece, and conduct training with the membership prior to it being placed...
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16-Year-Old Aspiring Pilot Taking Flights to Deliver Much Needed PPE and Other Medical Supplies to Hospitals

16-Year-Old Aspiring Pilot Taking Flights to Deliver Much Needed PPE and Other Medical Supplies to Hospitals

TJ Kim, a 16-year-old aspiring pilot who has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to critical access hospitals in rural Virginia, expanded his efforts into Maryland this month. On Friday, Aug. 21, he landed at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport to donate to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. “We are incredibly grateful to be included...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Honor Daryl Estep After Helping EMT’s Across Flood Waters to Access Patient After a Medical Emergency

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County were proud to Honor Daryl Estep from the Department of Public Works & Transportation at their Sept. 1 meeting. Daryl was nominated for recognition by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad for going above and beyond the call of duty when he assisted EMTs in getting through flood waters...
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Hollywood, Hughesville, and Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Vital Grants from FEMA

Hollywood, Hughesville, and Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Vital Grants from FEMA

The Officers and Members of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department are pleased to announce that we have been awarded an Assistance to Firefighter Grant from FEMA. This Grant will be used to replace our current Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for new NFPA 2019 Compliant SCBA. We will be purchasing approximately 45 complete Scott 5.5...
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Southern Maryland Native LJay Newsome Makes His MLB Debut for the Seattle Mariners

Southern Maryland Native LJay Newsome Makes His MLB Debut for the Seattle Mariners

LJay Newsome is a 23-year-old La Plata native and current Mechanicsville resident who attended, and graduated from Chopticon High School. In five minor-league seasons, Newsome posted a 30-32 record with a 4.11 ERA, 62 walks and 472 strikeouts in 499 innings. His scouting report puts his stats into view. “The strike-throwing for Newsome is...
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St. Mary’s County Launches Text-to-911 Messaging

St. Mary’s County Launches Text-to-911 Messaging

The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services has launched the Text-to-911 emergency notification system. Available statewide, this service provides an additional way for residents to reach emergency services. Text-to-911 messaging may be used by those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have a speech disability. Additionally, the service can be used by people who...
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Maryland State Police Virtual Open House Trooper Flight Paramedic Recruitment

Maryland State Police Virtual Open House Trooper Flight Paramedic Recruitment

The Maryland State Police Aviation Command Recruiting Staff will host a virtual open house for motivated and qualified paramedics seeking to join our team. On September 8th from 5 to 6:30 p.m., interested paramedics will have an opportunity to get a glimpse into the everyday life of a Trooper Flight Paramedic. Tuning in to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office COPS Unit Joins The Mission in Cleaning up New Property in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office COPS Unit Joins The Mission in Cleaning up New Property in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Lexington Park COPs Unit joined members of The Mission on Saturday to facilitate a cleanup effort of their newly acquired property and future site on Sheriff Miedzinski Way in Lexington Park. The cleanup included members of the COPs Unit, current residents of the property and approximately 100 volunteers...
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UPDATE: The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille in Wildewood Shopping Center is Now Hiring

UPDATE: The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille in Wildewood Shopping Center is Now Hiring

UPDATE: The Greene Turtle in the Wildewood Shopping Center is now hiring! Stop by the location Monday – Friday 9am-6pm to see Manny & Shelby for more information! 6/20/2020: The Greene Turtle is coming soon to California, Maryland, and just in time for football season! The owners of The Greene Turtle, Laplata are excited...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Volunteers Deliver Over 1,000 Face Shields and Ear Saver Devices to St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Volunteers Deliver Over 1,000 Face Shields and Ear Saver Devices to St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Great things happen when a community comes together, especially to help keep students safe. “We try to do everything we can to help our kids” said Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of the St. Mary’s County Public Schools, as he excitedly accepted the donation of protective equipment from the volunteers at The Patuxent River...
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VIDEO: Gentle Hands Wildlife Rescues Osprey on Naval Air Station Patuxent River

VIDEO: Gentle Hands Wildlife Rescues Osprey on Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Early morning on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, while investigating an electrical problem throughout a building, firefighters and building security noticed a seemingly unwell osprey, sitting on the ground within a fenced-in area, which is not typical behavior for these raptors. Truck 13’s officer notified the dispatch center of the possibly injured wildlife, and Gentle...
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St. Mary’s County Native on Front Lines of U.S. Navy Coronavirus Fight

St. Mary’s County Native on Front Lines of U.S. Navy Coronavirus Fight

Hosptialman Melodie Abell, a native of California, Maryland, is playing a critical role in the U.S. Navy’s efforts to maintain a healthy and ready fighting force in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. As a hospital corpsman working at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Abell’s skills are vital to maintaining the health of the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Help Save the Lives of Two People in 48 Hours

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Help Save the Lives of Two People in 48 Hours

The deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are much more than just law enforcement officers. In responding to emergency calls, lives are often endangered and Sheriff’s Office deputies are extensively trained in CPR, AED and Naloxone use. During two back-to-back days in June, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped save the...
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First Responders Across Maryland Get Boost in Wireless Communications with Public Safety Communications Enhancements

First Responders Across Maryland Get Boost in Wireless Communications with Public Safety Communications Enhancements

Maryland’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements statewide. This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety. “I am excited to see...
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Maryland State Police Receives Large Donation of N95 Masks by California Lowe’s Home Improvement Store

Maryland State Police Receives Large Donation of N95 Masks by California Lowe’s Home Improvement Store

On June 30, 2020, the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division – Firearms Enforcement Section received a donation of 500 N95 Face Masks from the Lowe’s Home Improvement store. This donation demonstrates the strong commitment that Lowe’s has to help assist the public during this pandemic while allowing the Maryland State Police to safely...
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Rotary Club of Prince Frederick Donates $20,000 to End Hunger in Calvert County

Rotary Club of Prince Frederick Donates $20,000 to End Hunger in Calvert County

The Rotary Club of Prince Frederick, MD donated $20,000 to End Hunger In Calvert County to ensure that 1,300 children in Calvert County, who stopped receiving school meals, will continue to be fed. “Food is not something anyone, especially children, should ever worry about,” says Jeremy Robinson Club Member of Rotary Club Prince Frederick....
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