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Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Doing great never looked so good on June 7th, 2024, as around 350 fun-loving people enjoyed perfect weather outside and perfect looks inside at the 14th annual Fashion for a Cause. Held at the Fluegel Alumni Center in Annapolis, the high-spirited crowd smashed its fundraising record, bringing in more than $240,000 for Chesapeake Kids,...
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SMECO Awards Scholarships for 2024 High School Seniors

SMECO Awards Scholarships for 2024 High School Seniors

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has awarded four scholarships for 2024 to high school seniors who live in the cooperative’s service area. Recipients receive awards based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. Since beginning the scholarship program in 1993, SMECO has presented awards to 128 students. Each of the following...
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St. Mary’s County Woman Hits $190,383 Jackpot in Her First Time Playing FAST PLAY Game

St. Mary’s County Woman Hits $190,383 Jackpot in Her First Time Playing FAST PLAY Game

In an exciting turn of events, a first-time player from La Plata struck gold in a FAST PLAY game, winning a whopping $190,383 progressive jackpot prize. The anonymous winner, who selected the nickname “First Timer” to tell the story of her Lottery luck, reports being left speechless upon discovering her incredible win. The St. Mary’s County...
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Local “Rosie Riveter” Visits B-25 at U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

Local “Rosie Riveter” Visits B-25 at U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, MD. – Betty Jean Holly will celebrate her 99th birthday this weekend – just two days after the 80th anniversary of the allied landings on D-Day. During a recent visit to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), she fondly recalled working in a Kansas City...
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Calvert County Public Schools Receives National Recognition for Theatre Education Program

Calvert County Public Schools Receives National Recognition for Theatre Education Program

Calvert County Public Schools has been honored with the distinction of being named a Premier Community for Theatre Education for its outstanding commitment in the field. The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) recognizes individual schools and districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide theatre access and education to all students. “We are honored...
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“Aged to Perfection” Calvert County Adoption Event for Pets Over 1 Year Old

“Aged to Perfection” Calvert County Adoption Event for Pets Over 1 Year Old

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is pleased to announce a special adoption promotion which seeks to find loving, forever homes to adult animals housed at the shelter. To help unite these wonderful animals with forever homes, the shelter is hosting a special promotion event and waiving fees for any adoptable animal over one-year-old....
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Calvert County Awarded $1.1 Million Grant to Expand High-Speed Internet Access

Calvert County Awarded $1.1 Million Grant to Expand High-Speed Internet Access

Calvert County has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties program. This funding aims to provide high-speed internet access to underserved households throughout Calvert County and the state. Calvert County officials are pleased to announce the opening of a...
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Mega Money Scratch-off Reveals First $2 Million Mega Prize

Mega Money Scratch-off Reveals First $2 Million Mega Prize

It didn’t take long for a southern Anne Arundel County woman to realize she was a new multimillionaire. The lucky lady was scratching off a Mega Money instant ticket and immediately realized all 40 of the numbers in the game’s play area carried a $50,000 prize. “It was a lot of $50,000 prizes and I just...
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Trail Life USA Troop MD-0513 Celebrates Freedom Award for Three Rangemen

Trail Life USA Troop MD-0513 Celebrates Freedom Award for Three Rangemen

Zachary Van Ryswick, Joseph Cress, and Noah Foster, members of Trail Life USA Troop MD-0513, will be awarded the Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the highest award in the Trail Life program, which recognizes the many traits a young man must gain to excel in life as a man of integrity and courage....
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CSM Faculty Welcomes 59 Graduates to Nursing Profession at Pinning Ceremony

CSM Faculty Welcomes 59 Graduates to Nursing Profession at Pinning Ceremony

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Spring 2024 nursing graduates celebrated their achievements at the La Plata Campus with a time-honored pinning ceremony that allowed CSM faculty to welcome 59 of their now former students as peers and colleagues in the field of nursing. The graduating class chose the theme “Leave the World a Better Place than You...
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La Plata High School’s 290 Graduating Seniors Collect More Than $25 million in Scholarship Offers

La Plata High School’s 290 Graduating Seniors Collect More Than $25 million in Scholarship Offers

The 290 graduating seniors of La Plata High School streamed into Regency Furniture Stadium Wednesday morning for commencement exercises led by valedictorian William Alcorn and salutatorian Alan Sebastian. Sebastian plans to attend the University of St. Thomas to study philosophy. “We share a common goal today to celebrate our graduation,” Sebastian said in his...
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Maurice J. McDonough High School Confers 252 Diplomas, Earn More Than $19 Million in Scholarship Offers

Maurice J. McDonough High School Confers 252 Diplomas, Earn More Than $19 Million in Scholarship Offers

With all the pomp and circumstance benefitting graduates, the Class of 2024 of Maurice J. McDonough High School marched to the field of Regency Furniture Stadium Thursday, May 30, one last time together as classmates. The class of 252 graduates was led by valedictorian Noah Cusack and salutatorian Aiden Gibney. Gibney, who will attend...
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​​​​​​​North Point High School Leaders Urge Peers to Appreciate the Present and Share Their Talents

​​​​​​​North Point High School Leaders Urge Peers to Appreciate the Present and Share Their Talents

The North Point High School Eagles landed Friday, May 31, at Regency Furniture Stadium for their graduation ceremony. The 429 graduating seniors were led by valedictorian Samuel Stine and salutatorian Shreeya Chada. Stine, who will attend the College of Southern Maryland in the fall and plans to study engineering, started his address showing off...
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Thomas Stone High School Confers 230 Diplomas and Collect Over $18 Million in Scholarship Offers

Thomas Stone High School Confers 230 Diplomas and Collect Over $18 Million in Scholarship Offers

1The pride of Thomas Stone High School arrived at Regency Furniture Stadium Tuesday, May 28, for the Class of 2024’s graduation ceremony. The 230 graduates were led by valedictorian Charlie Bowie and salutatorian Noah Prado. Bowie, who will head to Boston University in the fall to study political science, urged the graduating seniors to...
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CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2024 spring sessions. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring, and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Receives Award to Stolen Vehicle Alert Team

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Receives Award to Stolen Vehicle Alert Team

On January 6, 2024, Sgt. Robshaw led his team in a high-speed pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. Despite the danger, Sgt. Robshaw and his officers maintained control of the situation and utilized their training effectively. K-9 partner Stryker and his handler, DFC Idol, played a crucial role in tracking and apprehending the suspects, showcasing...
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Alzheimer’s Association Announces New Change to Walk to End Alzheimer’s This Fall

Alzheimer’s Association Announces New Change to Walk to End Alzheimer’s This Fall

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is returning to Southern Maryland this fall – and with an exciting new change! For the past 26 years, participants from the three counties have gathered at various locations to unite in this nationwide movement to reclaim the future for millions affected by Alzheimer’s. This year, they will unite at...
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Maryland Department of State Police Employees Recognized for Heroism and Service

Maryland Department of State Police Employees Recognized for Heroism and Service

Six staff members from the Maryland Department of State Police on Friday received awards for their heroism, outstanding service and efforts to promote safety at the annual State Employees Risk Management Administration (SERMA) 2024 Conference. Aviation Command Flight Paramedics First Sergeant David Svites, Sergeant Joshua Heins, Corporal Kristie Peterson and State Aeromedical Director Dr....
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Hospice of the Chesapeake Celebrates 45 Years With Event and Raises $500,000!

Hospice of the Chesapeake Celebrates 45 Years With Event and Raises $500,000!

Around 300 guests mixed and mingled at the Fluegel Alumni Center to celebrate Hospice of the Chesapeake’s history of caring for life at its 45th Anniversary Celebration on May 11, 2024. The event raised $500,000 to support the organization’s hospice, supportive and grief care programs and services provided to patients and families in Anne...
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Congratulations to the 2024-25 Maryland Local Teachers of the Year!

Congratulations to the 2024-25 Maryland Local Teachers of the Year!

Today, the Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education held a special recognition ceremony for the 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building. Each of the state’s 24 school systems selects a Teacher of the Year who exemplifies outstanding work as an educator. “So...
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Brady’s K9 Fund Donates Ballistic Vest to Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for K9 Atlas!

Brady’s K9 Fund Donates Ballistic Vest to Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for K9 Atlas!

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is thrilled to announce that Brady’s K9 Fund has generously donated a ballistic vest for our department’s four-legged officer, K9 Atlas! Brady’s K9 Fund is passionate about supporting our four-legged officers who work tirelessly to keep our community safe. Their organization is dedicated to providing essential equipment and resources...
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Lottery Homework Pays Off for Retired Federal Employee with $50,000 Win

Lottery Homework Pays Off for Retired Federal Employee with $50,000 Win

A Prince George’s County woman is enjoying her biggest-ever Lottery prize today, a $50,000 second-tier win that she is convinced came as a result of the time she spent studying information on the Lottery’s website. Although she expected to eventually win big, the Upper Marlboro resident confided to Lottery officials that she is no...
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LSM Emerging Leaders Give Back with Christmas in April Calvert County

LSM Emerging Leaders Give Back with Christmas in April Calvert County

The Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Program (LEAP) Class of 2024 joined forces with Christmas in April Calvert County this month to apply their servant leadership muscle to realizing the home improvement dreams of a Huntingtown resident. Class members are early- and mid-career professionals from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, who are devoting...
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Meet Tori Tayman, The Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River!

Meet Tori Tayman, The Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River!

Tori Tayman is the Executive Assistant for Naval Test Wing Atlantic at NAS Pax River. She provides high-level administrative support to NTWL leadership in a number of ways, including research, preparing reports, information requests and clerical functions (i.e. travel arrangements, correspondence, schedules, etc). Tori is a graduate of Chopticon High School in 2020 (the...
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Communication and Teamwork Saves Baby Ducks in Calvert County

Communication and Teamwork Saves Baby Ducks in Calvert County

On Monday, May 13, 2024, the routine activity of Town Hall was interrupted by a phone call from a concerned citizen who spotted a mother duck in distress due to her ducklings falling into a storm drain. After receiving the call, they quickly contacted the Department of Public Works (DPW) crew who immediately went...
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