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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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Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Thanks Many Local Businesses for Donations!

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Thanks Many Local Businesses for Donations!

The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department is surrounded by some amazing businesses that have stepped up and provided food and other supplies during these uncertain times. Their generous donations to our hard working volunteers are greatly appreciated. The Waldorf volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the many local businesses for the generous donations and...
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The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille Coming to Wildewood Shopping Center

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille Coming to Wildewood Shopping Center

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 to expand their shell at the Wildewood Shopping Center in St. Mary’s County. They will be in the building where previous owners Cheeseburgers in Paradise were located. The Greene...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Adopts Therapy Dog as Part of New Comfort K9 Program

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Adopts Therapy Dog as Part of New Comfort K9 Program

Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the implementation of a new initiative aimed at helping victims of crime in Charles County: the Comfort K9 Program. This program, which has been in the planning phase for several months, will be aimed at providing emotional support to victims of crime, particularly children. The Comfort...
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VIDEO: Volunteers from Bay District Assist Gentle Hands Wildlife Services with Ducklings Stuck in a Storm Drain

VIDEO: Volunteers from Bay District Assist Gentle Hands Wildlife Services with Ducklings Stuck in a Storm Drain

On Friday, June 12, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Gentle Hands Wildlife Services received a call about ducklings in a storm drain. They arrived and found that several Mallard duckling had fallen into a storm drain. We had to remove several extremely heavy storm grates to try to get to the ducklings. Some...
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St. Mary’s County Food Bank Receives $20,000 State Allocation Award

St. Mary’s County Food Bank Receives $20,000 State Allocation Award

Feed St. Mary’s, the local food bank for St. Mary’s County, has received an allocation award from the Maryland Food Bank to assist in the local battle against food insecurity. According to Feed St. Mary’s Board President, Dr. Linda Lymas, the grant is designed to provide food resources and increase access to food as...
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Former Director of the Special Olympics St. Mary’s County, Mary Lu Bucci Receives 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Director of the Special Olympics St. Mary’s County, Mary Lu Bucci Receives 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women is proud to award the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Lu Bucci. Mary Lu Bucci, the former director of the Special Olympics St. Mary’s County, was unanimously voted as the 2020 Lifetime Achievement honoree by the members of the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women for...
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GoFundMe Stated for Founder of Southern MD Survivors, Kayce Kerr

GoFundMe Stated for Founder of Southern MD Survivors, Kayce Kerr

On Sunday, December 1, 2013, Kayce Kerr was in a near fatal car accident along I-95 returning from Thanksgiving weekend in Maryland with her family back to her home in Raleigh, NC. Rescue crews worked for over 2 hours in an attempt to extricate her from the vehicle. As a result of the crash...
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Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives $10,000 from Waldorf Business Owners

Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives $10,000 from Waldorf Business Owners

The Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation has received a $10,000 gift from Kamleshkumar and Javanika Patel, the owners of Bud Liquors, Inc. in Waldorf. The Foundation is earmarking the charitable contribution to the CRMC Resiliency Fund, which will support hospital care providers and operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. “The generosity of our...
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Another “Peace March” to be Held in Leonardtown on Friday, June 5th

Another “Peace March” to be Held in Leonardtown on Friday, June 5th

Following the successful peaceful demonstration held in Lexington Park on Monday, June 1st, and a much larger one on Wednesday, June 3rd in Leonardtown, another march is planned for Friday, June 5th, at 7:00 p.m., at the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center in Leonardtown. The event is slated to begin with a brief remark...
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Reginald Black Named 2020 Career Research and Development Student of the Year

Reginald Black Named 2020 Career Research and Development Student of the Year

St. Charles High School graduating senior Reginald Black was named the 2020 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Career Research and Development (CRD) Student of the Year. Black was told the news last week when his CRD program teacher, Carmelia McNeill, surprised him at home. McNeill coordinated the visit in advance with Black’s family and...
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Servpro Provides Decontamination for First Responders and Emergency Response Apparatus and Stations Across St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Servpro Provides Decontamination for First Responders and Emergency Response Apparatus and Stations Across  St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Servpro of St. Mary’s and Calvert County continue their decontamination process on our Emergency Response Vehicles. Over the past week they focused on decontaminating Fire Apparatus, Emergency Services (Animal Control), and Police (St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police Vehicles), and Fire Stations. Servpro continues to provide an in-depth cleaning of each...
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Food Drive Collects Over 4,100 Food Items

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Food Drive Collects Over 4,100 Food Items

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced the final tally of food items from their Food Drive hosted at Regency Furniture Stadium on Friday, May 8th. The Blue Crabs Food Drive collected 4,106 food items, many monetary donations, and non-food donations such as toilet paper. The Blue Crabs teamed up with The Arnold House, Lifestyles...
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Two Citizens and Charles County Police Officers Rescue Wounded Osprey from Roadway in Waldorf

Two Citizens and Charles County Police Officers Rescue Wounded Osprey from Roadway in Waldorf

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, Officer Chadbourne from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was working patrol in Waldorf, when he observed two people in the roadway tending to a wounded Osprey. The osprey was removed from the road and brought to safety. The Officer helped keep the bird calm until his sergeant responded to...
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Local Makers Join Forces with The Pax Museum to Create Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Community

Local Makers Join Forces with The Pax Museum to Create Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Community

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum may be closed to the public due to the current pandemic, but they’ve opened their doors in a very special way. The museum has partnered with a group of volunteer makers and innovators to provide a space for the collection, assembly, and distribution of community created PPE to...
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VIDEO: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Proudly Announces New Brush Truck, The First Skeeter Brush Truck in Maryland

VIDEO: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Proudly Announces New Brush Truck, The First Skeeter Brush Truck in Maryland

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department has been anxiously awaiting their new apparatus Brush 7, which is going through the final inspections, and will hopefully be in Hollywood and in service in the next coming weeks! Last week members of the Apparatus Committee took part in a Virtual Final Inspection of the new Brush 7. This...
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UM Charles Regional Medical Center Blood Drives Gain Outstanding Community Support

UM Charles Regional Medical Center Blood Drives Gain Outstanding Community Support

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) partnered with the American Red Cross in April to help the organization fill the need for blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancellations of blood drives across the Washington, DC region at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a significant reduction in blood...
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Large Response to “Pizza Pick Up Special” at Nicolletti’s Pizza in California Backs up Traffic on Three Notch Road for Hours

Large Response to “Pizza Pick Up Special” at Nicolletti’s Pizza in California Backs up Traffic on Three Notch Road for Hours

When Nicolletti’s Pizza on Three Notch Road, in California wanted to thank everyone who had supported them and every other small business through these difficult times. The decided they would make dinner a “little more affordable and easier” for everyone. So on Tuesday, April 28th, they hosted a drive through pizza pick up. It...
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Letter to the Editor: A Thank You to First Responders, From the Historic St. Mary’s City

Letter to the Editor: A Thank You to First Responders, From the Historic St. Mary’s City

Thank you to our First Responders! Though late in sending, this letter is a most sincere thank you to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad (MVRS), the Public Safety Officers at St. Mary’s College and the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad. On December 13, 2019, one of our guests at Historic St. Mary’s City had a...
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Police From Multiple Agencies Prevent a Man From Harming Himself at Convenience Store in Charles County

Police From Multiple Agencies Prevent a Man From Harming Himself at Convenience Store in Charles County

On April 22, 2020, at approximately 6:42 p.m., officers from the La Plata Police Department, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police – La Plata Barrack responded to the 5900 block of Crain Highway for the report of a possible overdose. While on the scene officers observed an individual, unrelated to the original...
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UPDATED: COVID-19 Response Feeding Programs Offered Through Community Partners in St. Mary’s County

UPDATED: COVID-19 Response Feeding Programs Offered Through Community Partners in St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will provide a drive-up lunch service Monday-Friday, from April 27 – May 15, 2020, at the locations listed below from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. Meals will be offered to all children 18 years and younger free of charge. Parents and children can drive up to these locations...
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McDonald’s Gives Free Meals to First Responders and Healthcare Workers in Southern Maryland

McDonald’s Gives Free Meals to First Responders and Healthcare Workers in Southern Maryland

The special meals will be available at no cost for those in uniform, or those with valid ID, during breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating locations, the hamburger chain confirmed in a press release. “In appreciation for the healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are committed to our health and safety, McDonald’s...
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