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Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

A heat sanitization box designed and developed by entrepreneurs at TechPort, UAS Business Incubator and Community Innovation Hub of Southern Maryland, to assist frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by making personal protective equipment (PPE) reusable was instrumental in yesterday’s announcement on Dry Heat by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
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Citizens Asked to Participate in the Maryland State Police Holiday Drive! November 27, 2020, to December 20, 2020

The mens and women of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack are excited to announce the opening of their annual holiday toy drive. Please consider helping because due to the pandemic, we have more people in need of our help. Thank you in advance for your generosity and assistance. Have a safe and happy...
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Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign Aims to Raise $250,000 for Behavioral Health Services in Southern Maryland

Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign Aims to Raise $250,000 for Behavioral Health Services in Southern Maryland

The CalvertHealth Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign. In lieu of a formal gala this year (due to COVID-19 restrictions), the CalvertHealth Foundation Gala Committee has challenged our community to help raise $250,000 toward the behavioral health renovation and expansion project at CalvertHealth Medical Center....
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Local Museums Offer Free Family Events and Special Exhibits During Holiday Season

Local Museums Offer Free Family Events and Special Exhibits During Holiday Season

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, which oversees St. Clement’s Island Museum, the Old Jail Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, presents events and exhibits during the holiday season at each historic site. St. Clement’s Island Museum will host its annual Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit daily, Dec. 1, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021,...
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Breast Cancer Supporters from 13 States Raise Over $18,000 for CalvertHealth Foundation’s Virtual 5K

Breast Cancer Supporters from 13 States Raise Over $18,000 for CalvertHealth Foundation’s Virtual 5K

The 11th Annual CalvertHealth Breast Cancer Virtual 5K was a huge success thanks to supporters all over the country who raised more than $18,000 in support of local breast cancer patients seeking care at the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. Despite being unable to run together, the outpouring of community support was...
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2020 Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations for St. Mary’s County and NAS Patuxent River

2020 Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations for St. Mary’s County and NAS Patuxent River

NAS Patuxent River Police would like to thank everyone who donated to the Toys for Tots “Stuff the Cruiser” event this past weekend. Volunteers collected approximately $2,300 worth of toys this year for our Toys for Tots toy drive. The Patuxent River Police will be at the NAS Patuxent River Navy Exchange to accept...
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Police Officer by Day and Night! Superhero! And Now…Citizen of the Year!

Police Officer by Day and Night! Superhero! And Now…Citizen of the Year!

By days, evenings and midnights, he’s a police officer right here in Charles County! But on his days off, he turns into a superhero. Literally. For eight years now, PFC Ron Walls, Jr., a nine-year-veteran of the CCSO, has donned a Spiderman, Black Panther or other superhero costume and has visited sick children at...
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OASIS Awards Contract to Sabre Systems, Inc.

OASIS Awards Contract to Sabre Systems, Inc.

The General Services Administration (GSA) selected Sabre Systems, Inc. as the prime contractor for the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) to provide flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services. This multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) is available for governmentwide use and supports commercial and non-commercial acquisitions. The period of...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Announce Santa Clause Route Starting on December 3, to December 18

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Announce Santa Clause Route Starting on December 3, to December 18

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 3 to December 18. 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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Charles County Charitable Trust Announces 35 Charitable Organizations to Receive Financial Relief Funding

Charles County Charitable Trust Announces 35 Charitable Organizations to Receive Financial Relief Funding

Thanks to CARES Act funding, 35 nonprofit charitable organizations in Charles County are receiving a measure of financial relief to help cover exceptional costs created by the Coronavirus pandemic. By arrangement with the County Commissioners, the Charles County Charitable Trust has distributed $400,000 of federal funds to these organizations while adding $2,565 to the...
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CalvertHealth Foundation Benefit Golf Classic Raises Funds for the Behavioral Health Renovation and Services Project

CalvertHealth Foundation Benefit Golf Classic Raises Funds for the Behavioral Health Renovation and Services Project

The CalvertHealth Foundation held its 31st annual Benefit Golf Classic at The Cannon Club in Lothian on October 19. More than 125 participants including sponsors, golfers and supporters helped raise $70,000 to support our community’s increasing need for mental health services. Proceeds from this year’s Benefit Golf Classic will provide support for the $5.2...
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College of Southern Maryland Student Life Team Delivers Fifth Mobile Hawk Feeder Event; Distributes 1,140 More Pounds of Food to Students

College of Southern Maryland Student Life Team Delivers Fifth Mobile Hawk Feeder Event; Distributes 1,140 More Pounds of Food to Students

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Student Life team continued its efforts to help CSM students who are struggling financially and experiencing food insecurities by hosting its fifth drive-thru food distribution event – this time at CSM’s Leonardtown Campus. Approximately 1,140 pounds of food were given to students who expressed a need and pre-registered...
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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 100th Birthday for First Fire Chief William “Billy” Huesman

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 100th Birthday for First Fire Chief William “Billy” Huesman

The Hollywood VFD celebrated the 100th Birthday for Charter Member and First Fire Chief Mr. William “Billy” Huesman. Mr. Huesman was present at our Monthly Business Meeting on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, where the Department celebrated with cake, fellowship and great memories. In addition, the department did a drive-by Happy Birthday celebration on his...
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Toys For Tots Drop Off Locations at Charles County Fire/EMS Stations Until December 7, 2020

Toys For Tots Drop Off Locations at Charles County Fire/EMS Stations Until December 7, 2020

Charles County Fire and EMS departments are participating in this year’s Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. We will have a box set up out front (when weather allows) for you to donate any new, unwrapped toys for any age group. This campaign will run until December 7th. The Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department...
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to Host Toys For Tots

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to Host Toys For Tots

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs’ announced that for the second straight year, Regency Furniture Stadium will serve as the Charles County Distribution Center for Toys For Tots. On December 18th, Regency Furniture Stadium parking lot will be chock full of toys, upwards of 50,000. Those who pre-register for toys and are approved can come...
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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Awarded Over $6 Million to Continue Expanding Apprenticeships

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Awarded Over $6 Million to Continue Expanding Apprenticeships

Governor Larry Hogan today announced during National Apprenticeship Week that the Maryland Department of Labor has received a $6,012,924 award from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) for a State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant. This grant is the fourth in a series of expansion grants awarded to the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) and...
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Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman Launches Federal CARES Act Funding/Grant for Volunteer Fire Departments

Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman Launches Federal CARES Act Funding/Grant for Volunteer Fire Departments

Today, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced $400,000 of federal CARES Act funding to support county volunteer fire companies. The county is establishing a new grant program designed to help volunteer fire companies whose operations have been impacted by COVID-related restrictions. “Anne Arundel Volunteer Fire Companies are an important part of our Fire...
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Eight-Year-Old Hudson Gatton Giving Back After Defeating Cancer

Eight-Year-Old Hudson Gatton Giving Back After Defeating Cancer

When Hudson Gatton was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia at just three-years-old, mother Tamara did not know what it would mean for her son. Five years later, Hudson is cancer free, and now he and his mom are giving back by partnering with Resilience Gives’ Socks with Stories: Paying It Forward Initiative, where Hudson and...
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Memory Ride Held in Honor of Chris Bowen Raises Over $23,000 for Calvert Hospice

Memory Ride Held in Honor of Chris Bowen Raises Over $23,000 for Calvert Hospice

Chris Bowen organized the annual Poker Run to support Calvert Hospice for 14 years. This year, due to cancer treatment, he was not going to be able to plan the event. Sadly, Chris passed away on August 1. Sandy Littleford and Judy Clark had already decided to organize the Poker Run this year, but...
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Charles County Public Schools Youth Donate Supplies to F.B. Gwynn Center

Charles County Public Schools Youth Donate Supplies to F.B. Gwynn Center

Earlier this fall, 7-year-old Martin “MJ” Gusky Jr. came up with an idea to help other kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gusky is homeschooled, but has several friends who attend public school. He wanted to make sure they had supplies to stay healthy while learning. To accomplish this, Gusky launched Project Good Shepherd. Using...
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SMECO Employees Raise $55,700 for Tri-County Area Hospitals

SMECO Employees Raise $55,700 for Tri-County Area Hospitals

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently donated $55,700 to three local hospitals in Southern Maryland to support hospitals’ care providers and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three hospitals are CalvertHealth in Prince Frederick, University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) in La Plata, and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. Each...
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NSWC Indian Head Division JEOD Unit Recognized with Gears of Government Nomination

NSWC Indian Head Division JEOD Unit Recognized with Gears of Government Nomination

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) isn’t known for their expansive runways; this Navy command that sits on the banks of the Potomac River does not even have a single aircraft. But that doesn’t mean the United States Air Force contingent connected to the command isn’t getting things done. In fact,...
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COVID-19 Relief Programs Now Available for Maryland Restaurants, Artists, and Entertainment Venues

COVID-19 Relief Programs Now Available for Maryland Restaurants, Artists, and Entertainment Venues

As part of Governor Hogan’s latest $250 million relief package for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, new financial assistance is now available to restaurants, independent artists, arts organizations, entertainment venues, and Main Street businesses across the state. “As we work to recover from the ongoing pandemic, the Governor’s ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Approve Restaurant Relief Fund to Support Food Service Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Approve Restaurant Relief Fund to Support Food Service Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

The new grant program will have a maximum budget of $779,000. The goal is to provide grants to support restaurants (full meal preparation with on-site dining), food trucks and bars that serve food that are based in St. Mary’s County. Grants may be used for working capital, such as rent, payroll, and job training,...
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Calvert County Hospice Receives $345 from Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Calvert County Hospice Receives $345 from Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Calvert Hospice was so pleased to partner with Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum this year for the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Virtual 5K Run/Walk. The original plan was to host a 5K fun run/walk at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on September 19, but COVID-19 prevented that from happening. The creative team behind...
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