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Eight Charles County Students Receive $1000 Toward College Tuition

Eight Charles County Students Receive $1000 Toward College Tuition

For over seventeen years, the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) has offered arts scholarships to one qualifying graduating senior from each Charles County public high school. These individual $1,000 scholarships will help students continue their visual, performing or literary arts college education. The scholarship recipients are Charles County residents and have each earned a...
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‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’

‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’

Students at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) are learning how plants grow and how they provide us with both food and beautiful flowers. In a joint effort between the center’s before- and after-care students and all three preschool classrooms, students planted seeds and seedlings in...
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Three Lucky Winners Take Home $10,000 Prizes

Three Lucky Winners Take Home $10,000 Prizes

Three lucky players visited the Maryland Lottery’s Baltimore headquarters office in the past week to claim $10,000 scratch-off prizes: A Suitland man was a $10,000 winner on the $10 Super Crossword ticket, claiming his prize on Aug. 14. The Prince George’s County resident bought the lucky ticket at Best One Convenience, located at 4523 Silver Hill...
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Waldorf Native Helps Keep One of the Navy’s Newest, Most Advanced Aircraft Flying

Waldorf Native Helps Keep One of the Navy’s Newest, Most Advanced Aircraft Flying

A 2003 Thomas Stone High School graduate and Waldorf, Maryland native is serving with a U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron that flies one of the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced aircraft, the EA-18G Growler. Petty Officer 2nd Class Diane Sandoval is a legalman with the Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, the command...
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St. Mary’s County Native Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away in Japan

St. Mary’s County Native Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away in Japan

A Great Mills High School graduate and St. Mary’s County, Maryland native is serving in the U.S. Navy with the forward deployed unit, Naval Beach Unit 7. Seaman Joshua Hall is operating forward in Sasebo, Japan. A Navy seaman performs many essential functions to run a ship, including serving as a helmsman and lookout,...
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Help Win $25,000 to Expand Anti-Bullying Program for Teen Girls

Help Win $25,000 to Expand Anti-Bullying Program for Teen Girls

The Dream Queen Foundation’s signature teen girl program Gals Lead is helping Southern Maryland combat bullying by providing female middle and high school students a safe place to share, get to know themselves, celebrate successes, overcome obstacles, learn from role models, pursue their dreams and ultimately, embrace their value and worth.  State Farm has...
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12th Annual Breast Cancer Walk Set for Oct. 7

12th Annual Breast Cancer Walk Set for Oct. 7

Walk to support the men and women in your life at the 12th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins at Indian Head Village Green (100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head) and continues for three miles on the Indian Head Rail Trail....
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Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Donors of all blood types are needed, with each blood donation having the potential to save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome, though appointments are recommended by calling the hospital’s Health Connections department...
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La Plata Man Discover More Than $157,000 in Unclaimed Property

La Plata Man Discover More Than $157,000 in Unclaimed Property

Four Maryland residents – two from Baltimore and one each from Hyattsville and La Plata – have joined the list of this year’s Unclaimed Property recipients who have been identified with accounts as part of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s annual publication. The four separate claims total more than $564,000 from a list published this spring...
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Calvert County Businesses Invited to Participate in Annual Job Fair

Calvert County Businesses Invited to Participate in Annual Job Fair

Calvert County businesses have the opportunity to reach qualified, motivated local job seekers at the 2017 Calvert County Job Fair. This annual event will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, Building B. The job fair is cosponsored by the Calvert County Department of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ETHEL

Wednesday’s Pet is ETHEL

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/9/2017 ETHEL Featured Pet: Ethel Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Ethel is between 6 and 9 years old. She is a gentle dog that has thrived since her rescue from the shelter...
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Calvert Hospice Announces Educational Seminar

Calvert Hospice Announces Educational Seminar

Calvert Hospice is partnering with Calvert Memorial Hospital to provide educational seminars to our community. Attendees will learn about topics that impact end-of-life care for patients and their families. Sessions are designed to encourage group discussion. Our next seminar is entitled “Mind & Matter: Aging and the Brain” and will be held on September...
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Aircraft Division Scientists, Engineers Win Top Department of the Navy Awards

Aircraft Division Scientists, Engineers Win Top Department of the Navy Awards

Three of Aircraft Division’s best scientists and engineers earned the Department of the Navy’s 2016 Assistant Secretary of Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Awards. Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Allison Stiller presented the awards during a recent...
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Everything is Illuminated at Fun in the Sun Camp

Everything is Illuminated at Fun in the Sun Camp

The students at the Fun in the Sun camp spent a week shedding light on how solar eclipses work, learning about the sun’s energy and studying the planets of the solar system. The James E. Richmond Science Center hosted four science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camps this summer. More than 85 students in...
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Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Season Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Season Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run Southern Maryland’s registration for the fall 2017 season opens on August 12. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a ten-week...
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Calvert Hospice Announces “The Space”, a New Location for Community Outreach, Education, and Support

Calvert Hospice Announces “The Space”, a New Location for Community Outreach, Education, and Support

Calvert Hospice is pleased to present “The Space,” located at 96 Central Square Drive in Prince Frederick (behind Outback Steakhouse), our new location for community outreach, conversation, education, and support. The Space will be used to host educational seminars on a variety of advance care planning topics, as well as bereavement support groups and...
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Shop with a Cop Equips Students with Back to School Gear

Shop with a Cop Equips Students with Back to School Gear

Gearing up for a new school year can be costly for families in Southern Maryland when you factor in haircuts, new clothes, and school supplies. Since 2003, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has participated in the Back to School Shop with a Cop Program. This year’s event took place Saturday, July 29. Twenty-five...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet for 08/02/17 ACE        Featured Pet: Ace Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Yorkie Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Ace is a mature, purebred Yorkie.  He is good with kids but will do best in a home where he is the...
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SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) submitted a filing to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on August 1, 2017, to reduce its Distribution Service charges for customers. The lower rates are the result of a redistribution of SMECO’s transmission costs, which will save SMECO customers more than $1.85 million per year. The new rates...
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Children’s Aid, Inc. Collecting Schools Supplies for Local Children

Children’s Aid, Inc. Collecting Schools Supplies for Local Children

Children’s Aid, Inc.’s Operation Backpack provides Calvert County children in need with a backpack filled with new school supplies and a new, age-appropriate book. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as help the students approach the beginning of the school year with a greater sense of confidence and hope....
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Maryland State Police To Support National Night Out Efforts

Maryland State Police To Support National Night Out Efforts

Maryland State Police will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 1 in support of National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Communities from Western Maryland to...
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The Nicolet Basketball Association Brings Positivity to Nicolet Park

The Nicolet Basketball Association Brings Positivity to Nicolet Park

As the Nicolet Basketball Associations’ 2017 Summer League season approaches the end, we would like to take the time to reflect on the positivity at Nicolet Park located in Lexington Park, Md. The “NBA” players, staff and fans are anxiously awaiting our Playoffs, Championship, and Invitational games to bring the season to an end....
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s 12th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 21

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s 12th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 21

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s 12th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. tee off. This annual event helps fund equipment, capital projects, patient and associate improvements and other projects for the non-profit facility....
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Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 13,300 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 9,400 jobs. Since January 2015, Maryland has gained 106,700 jobs. Maryland’s June unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent from the...
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August Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

August Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Beat the heat in August at the Calvert Marine Museum. Programs and activities are scheduled for all members of the family. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing. Tuesday, August 1 – Simon Spalding in Concert 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Road Scholar Summer Music Series presents Simon Spalding in the...
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