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Governor Hogan Announces End of Statewide Mask Mandate

Governor Hogan Announces End of Statewide Mask Mandate

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the end of the statewide mask mandate, aligning Maryland with new CDC guidance. This order will take effect Saturday, May 15, along with the lifting of all capacity limits and restrictions that the governor announced earlier this week.  “Today is the day that so many of us have...
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Maryland Reports Lowest Number of COVID-19 Cases Since Last July, Hospitalizations Fall Under 800

Maryland Reports Lowest Number of COVID-19 Cases Since Last July, Hospitalizations Fall Under 800

The State of Maryland’s key health metrics continue to improve across the board, as today the state is reporting the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since July 6, 2020. Case Rate Per 100K Falls to Lowest Level Since October 6. The state’s COVID-19 case rate per 100K dropped to 9.2—the lowest level since October...
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Brendan Sailing Receives $20,000 Grant from the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation

Brendan Sailing Receives $20,000 Grant from the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation

Brendan Sailing is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from The Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation.   This grant will support camper scholarships for youth for this summer and beyond who would otherwise not have these opportunities. The cost to provide specially tailored, educational and growth opportunities to LD students continues...
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VIDEO: Calvert County Public Schools Announce Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year, and Give Both a New Car!

VIDEO: Calvert County Public Schools Announce Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year, and Give Both a New Car!

Congratulations to Jennifer Rachic, Calvert County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and James Johnson, Educational Support Professional of the Year. The winners were announced during live- streamed surprise visits to each school. Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “Mrs. Rachic and Mr. Johnson are outstanding examples of the fine teachers and support staff...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Three New K-9s

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Three New K-9s

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is proud to welcome K-9 Jade, K-9 Havok and K-9 Maja into our K-9 Unit. All three canines have recently been certified through the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA). K-9 Jade came to the attention of the Sheriff’s Office when she was the victim of an animal...
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Gentle Hands Wildlife Services Rescue Osprey in St. Mary’s County

Gentle Hands Wildlife Services Rescue Osprey in St. Mary’s County

Gentle Hands Wildlife Services Posted the following information about an osprey rescue on their Facebook page. The post stated the osprey that was hanging upside down from the tree tangled in fishing line last night has been safely rescued. The final stages of the rescue operation took place first thing this morning (5/5/2021). Tri-County...
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New School-Based Health Centers in St. Mary’s County Recognized by State Commission and Awarded $650,000 Grant to Address Health Equity

New School-Based Health Centers in St. Mary’s County Recognized by State Commission and Awarded $650,000 Grant to Address Health Equity

The St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force is pleased to announce official state recognition of the two new school-based health centers (SBHCs) in the county, as well as a $650,000 grant awarded to the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) to support clinical service delivery at the SBHCs. Following a review of operational plans...
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CalvertHealth Partners with Sheppard Pratt to Provide Behavioral Health Services

CalvertHealth Partners with Sheppard Pratt to Provide Behavioral Health Services

As of May 1, 2021. CalvertHealth has partnered with Sheppard Pratt to support its expansion of behavioral health services to best meet the growing demands of its community. Through the partnership, Sheppard Pratt will provide clinical services and leadership at CalvertHealth to enhance behavioral health programs and services across CalvertHealth and the community it...
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Eleven Calvert Women Honored at the 18th Annual Women of the World Celebration

Eleven Calvert Women Honored at the 18th Annual Women of the World Celebration

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, 148 people joined the Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) and its six community partner organizations to celebrate the achievements and contributions of 11 outstanding Calvert County women at the 18th Annual Women of the World Celebration. Because the COVID-19 pandemic delay from Spring of last year, the 2020-2021...
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Calvert County Congratulates New Businesses

Calvert County Congratulates New Businesses

Calvert County is committed to fostering a dynamic and competitive business climate to ensure economic growth and sustainability. New businesses are a sign that the Calvert County economy continues to thrive. These new businesses help stimulate the economy and provide employment opportunities for local residents. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the...
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Two Charles County First Responders & the “Latham Family” Will be on Family Feud, May 4, 2021

Two Charles County First Responders & the “Latham Family” Will be on Family Feud, May 4, 2021

Justin Lucas posted on Facebook, the following information: This is your 1 week reminder! The Latham Family, Dean, Taylor, Justin, Donald and Jimmy from Indian Head Maryland will be on Family Feud next Tuesday night May 4th at 8:30 on WDCA!!! If you are not in the Washington DC area, go to www.familyfeud.com to...
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Local Author, Meredith Johnson, Announces the Publication of Her Children’s Book – Just Momma

Local Author, Meredith Johnson, Announces the Publication of Her Children’s Book – Just Momma

Local author, Meredith Johnson, announces the publication of her children’s book Just Momma. Meredith is a self-published children’s author who loves to encourage kids to use their imaginations. In this vividly imaginative book, she does just that. Just Momma is the story of two brothers named Ethan and Tyler who love to pretend. By...
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State Association Names Wade School Counselor as Maryland Elementary School Counselor of the Year

State Association Names Wade School Counselor as Maryland Elementary School Counselor of the Year

Constance Johnson, a school counselor at William B. Wade Elementary School, was recently named the Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Maryland School Counselor Association. When Johnson started with Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) in 2014, she split her time between Wade and C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School before beginning at Wade...
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La Plata Bingo Scratch-off Player Finds $50,000 Prize on Game’s Board

La Plata Bingo Scratch-off Player Finds $50,000 Prize on Game’s Board

Winning $50,000 playing a Maryland Lottery scratch-off is sure to put a smile on your face. A La Plata woman who found Lottery luck on a Bonus Bingo X20 game is probably doing just that. The Charles County resident bought the $20 game at nearby 7-Eleven #28934 located at 6285 Crain Highway in La...
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Triumph / Mid Atlantic Development Begin Renovation on Additional Property in Southern Maryland

Triumph / Mid Atlantic Development Begin Renovation on Additional Property in Southern Maryland

Triumph/ Mid Atlantic Development received permits to proceed with the build-out of its second property within the Town of Indian Head.  The group’s first project was the Velocity Center which is conveniently located directly across Route 210.  This second project, which is the site of the previously shuttered SuperFresh and CVS Pharmacy, was acquired...
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Target Commits to Spending More Than $2 Billion with Black-Owned Businesses by 2025

Target Commits to Spending More Than $2 Billion with Black-Owned Businesses by 2025

As part of its commitment, retailer plans to: Add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment Increase its spend with more Black-owned companies, such as marketing agencies, construction companies, facilities maintenance and more Establish new resources, including the Forward Founders program, to support Black-owned companies and help them grow their...
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Governor Hogan Announces 75% of Marylanders 65 and Over Have Received COVID-19 Vaccines

Governor Hogan Announces 75% of Marylanders 65 and Over Have Received COVID-19 Vaccines

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, according to CDC data, Maryland has surpassed 75% of Marylanders 65 and older receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Maryland has arrived at this milestone at a faster rate than 30 other states. “We have placed Maryland’s seniors at the forefront of our statewide vaccination strategy,...
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Cherry Hill Park Celebrates 100 Years of Camping

Cherry Hill Park Celebrates 100 Years of Camping

This year, Cherry Hill Park, a top-rated campground serving the Washington, DC, region, is celebrating 100 years of camping and 5 generations of family ownership with special offers, activities, events, gifts, and more. In 1921, Jacob & Rose Gurevich founded Cherry Hill Poultry Farm, where the family’s first campers set up tents behind the...
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Calvert Hospice Joins National Program Dedicated to Improving Care Quality

Calvert Hospice Joins National Program Dedicated to Improving Care Quality

Calvert Hospice has enrolled in Quality Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Quality Connections is a new program designed to enhance the knowledge base, skills, and competency of hospice and palliative care providers through new tools and opportunities for engagement and interaction with other providers. Calvert Hospice is...
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2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Total $312,500

2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Total $312,500

The State of Maryland and the Forever Maryland Foundation are proud to announce that 91 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling $312,500 have been awarded toward environmental education, community cleanup, and beautification projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program. These annual grants are funded by Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR); the Forever Maryland Foundation; the Maryland Department of Housing...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Week Long Crisis Intervention Training

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Week Long Crisis Intervention Training

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a week long Crisis Intervention Team training. Police and corrections officers from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County along with troopers from the Maryland State Police are all in attendance. Calvert’s Cpl. DeFelice, Capt. Payne and Sheriff Evans are on hand to start the week as Sheriff...
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Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program

Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program

Registration for the Washington Capitals Future Caps Learn to Play (LTP) program presented by World Wide Technology (WWT) is now open at WashCaps.com/LearnToPlay. Open to first-time participants, the LTP initiative provides free head-to-toe equipment to children ages five to nine, age appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere. Equipment...
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Transportation Support Now Available for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Transportation Support Now Available for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), St. Mary’s County Government and the Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPWT) Transit System (STS) have partnered to provide assistance for community members who need transportation to their appointment at the local SMCHD COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic. To use this service, individuals must: Be in one...
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March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

Join the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation for a family-friendly Virtual 5K Race for Every Breast Cancer Survivor on Saturday, March 20, 2021. You can participate at your own pace, as well as choose how you want to participate: either run, walk, or bike. Then all participants are invited to a fun live-streamed...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Using statutory authority granted to him, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes owed are paid by the new deadline. The extension, which applies to individual, pass-through,...
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