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County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor from the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

County EMS Chief Receives Highest Honor from the Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services

Tonight and to his complete surprise County EMS Chief Andrew Spalding was honored with the Dr. Henry Burke Memorial Service Award for his tireless efforts and personal sacrifice shown to the citizens of our county, region, and state. Chief Spalding has led the volunteer EMS system through some trying times with the COVID pandemic...
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State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of...
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Calvert County Department of Public Safety Purchases New Firefighter Gear, PPE, and Other Needed Supplies with FEMA Grant Funds

Calvert County Department of Public Safety Purchases New Firefighter Gear, PPE, and Other Needed Supplies with FEMA Grant Funds

Students enrolled in the Calvert County Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services High School Recruit Program recently received new sets of protective fire turnout gear. The gear was purchased with a portion of grant funds secured by the Calvert County Department of Public Safety through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant,...
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LIVE VIDEO: Charles County Parks and Recreation Excited to Announce Bald Eagles Chandler and Hope Lay Eggs

LIVE VIDEO: Charles County Parks and Recreation Excited to Announce Bald Eagles Chandler and Hope Lay Eggs

The Charles County Parks and Recreation are excited to share that the Port Tobacco Eagle Cam show two eggs in their nest! – Who are these eagles? Chandler and Hope – Where is this nest located? In the Port Tobacco River Park in Port Tobacco, MD – Has this nest been successful before? Yes,...
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Support Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department While Shopping on Amazon with AmazonSmile

Support Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department While Shopping on Amazon with AmazonSmile

Do you shop on Amazon? Are you a member of Amazon Prime? Do you want to support Hollywood VFD? Here is your chance. The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is excited to have teamed up with Amazon, and are now a part of their AmazonSmile program. Each time you make a purchase using AmazonSmile, a...
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Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to broaden the distribution...
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Calvert County Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Discount Liquors in Huntingtown

Calvert County Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Discount Liquors in Huntingtown

A Lucky woman wins big after a trip to Discount Liquors in Huntingtown ended up making the Calvert County resident $100,000 richer! The lucky 39-year-old Huntingtown woman purchased her $10 instant ticket, scratched the winning numbers and realized that her game didn’t have any matches. However, she did reveal a 10x symbol. On the...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Presents Official Governor’s Citation to 8-Year-Old Cavanaugh Bell

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Presents Official Governor’s Citation to 8-Year-Old Cavanaugh Bell

Governor Larry Hogan recently held a video conference with eight-year-old Gaitherburg native Cavanaugh Bell, who has garnered local and national recognition for his philanthropic efforts, including the founding of his own food bank, and activism against bullying. “From the beginning of this pandemic, I have been talking about what it is like to be Maryland...
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Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Raises Half a Million for Behavioral Health Services in Southern Maryland

Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Raises Half a Million for Behavioral Health Services in Southern Maryland

The CalvertHealth Foundation is excited to announce the successful completion of the Planting Seeds of Hope Campaign. With a goal to raise $250,000 toward the much-needed behavioral health renovation and expansion project at CalvertHealth Medical Center, 150 supporters and an anonymous matching donation of $250,000 helped raise $506,470 to serve the mental health needs...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office 2020 Honors: Eleven Retirees and Sixty Award Recipients

Charles County Sheriff’s Office 2020 Honors: Eleven Retirees and Sixty Award Recipients

In December, Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry honored 11 retirees and 60 award recipients in private ceremonies at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in La Plata. Honorees were recognized for their service to the Agency, excellent field work, or acts of bravery. “Despite having to cancel our annual banquet due to the...
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The Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick Holiday Promotion Raises Over $5,200 for Calvert Hospice

The Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick Holiday Promotion Raises Over $5,200 for Calvert Hospice

Calvert Hospice was the grateful recipient of $5,210 from a fundraiser held by The Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick over the holiday shopping season in 2020. Shoppers received 50% off delivery charges if they made a donation of $25 to Calvert Hospice, and patrons were very generous. David Raley has been a steadfast supporter...
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Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Monday, February 1, 2021

Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Monday, February 1, 2021

As of Monday, February 1, 2021., Maryland providers have administered 544,369 COVID-19 vaccines, and 78% of all first doses have been given. The average daily rate for shots administered is 24,490—a 70% increase over the last two weeks. Vaccine Eligibility In accordance with federal guidelines, Maryland is currently in Phase 1C of the vaccine...
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Progress, State Averaging More Than 22,000 Shots Administered Per Day

Governor Hogan Provides Update on Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Progress, State Averaging More Than 22,000 Shots Administered Per Day

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland providers have now administered nearly 450,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, after reporting more than 30,000 doses administered on Wednesday. “While the speed of vaccinations continues to increase, and our distribution network continues to expand, our supply from the federal government remains extremely limited,” said Governor Hogan. “I...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Announces Donation of PPE Sterilizer from Local Southern Maryland Companies

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Announces Donation of PPE Sterilizer from Local Southern Maryland Companies

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is the fortunate recipient of a donation that will have a tremendous impact on the use/reuse and recycling of PPE. A group of Southern Maryland entrepreneurs and manufacturers teamed up to build a new dry heat oven to help health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The modular unit can...
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Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from Sneade’s Ace Home Centers

Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from Sneade’s Ace Home Centers

For the last three years, the Sneade’s Ace Home Centers in Lusby and Owings have run a “Give a Gift That Counts” promotion the week leading up to Christmas, and each year they have donated $10,000 to Calvert Hospice from that promotion. This year, they also ran the same promotion in their Charlotte Hall...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Year in Review: A Humble Reflection of 2020

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Year in Review: A Humble Reflection of 2020

Many will look back at the year 2020 and wish to forget it, and for good reasons. While we remember the many difficulties and challenges, we come away from the past year grateful and humbled. Amidst a global pandemic and continually changing public directives and orders, the men and women of the Charles County...
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New Species of Fossil Found Along Calvert Cliffs

New Species of Fossil Found Along Calvert Cliffs

On April 27, 2019, local fossil enthusiasts Stephen Groff and Marcus Jones found a partial skull of a fossil fish along Calvert Cliffs. Little did they know at the time that it would turn out to be the find of a lifetime. Using a microscope, needles, and fine brushes, Groff carefully removed the entombing...
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Hospice Hog Raises $1,700 for Calvert County Hospice

Hospice Hog Raises $1,700 for Calvert County Hospice

Calvert Hospice is so appreciative of the work of TJ and Colby Ireland again this year. TJ and Colby raised a Hospice Hog, placed it in the Calvert County Youth Livestock Auction (conducted virtually this year), and donated the proceeds to hospice. This year’s Hospice Hog was a Berkshire Gilt that weighed in at...
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Governor Hogan Announces $50.5 Million For School Construction and Economic Development Projects

Governor Hogan Announces $50.5 Million For School Construction and Economic Development Projects

Governor Larry Hogan today announced $50.5 million for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland, including school construction and economic development projects across the state. To date, the governor has announced more than $700 million in emergency economic relief for Marylanders. “These shovel-ready projects will help create jobs and lay the foundation for the strongest...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Host Charles F. Bolden on February 10, 2021 – My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate

St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Host Charles F. Bolden on February 10, 2021 – My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate

My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate by MG Charles Bolden. On February 10, 2021, from 1:00 p.m., to 2:00 p.m., The Patuxent Partnership and the Center for Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) will host MG Charles Frank Bolden Jr., NASA administrator of 8 years, retired...
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North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Receives 1947 Apparatus Back After Barn Find in North Carolina

North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Receives 1947 Apparatus Back After Barn Find in North Carolina

The NBVFD is pleased to announce the arrival of an iconic piece of the department’s history. In 1947, the department took delivery of an FMC John Bean high pressure pumper built on a KB International chassis. The truck served the Twin Beaches communities for a number of years before being sold and lost track...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Thanks You for Making Christmas Food Drive a Success

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Thanks You for Making Christmas Food Drive a Success

Thank you to the community for your generous donations this year for our Christmas Food Drive and the outpouring of gifts to local children. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Lexington Park COPs Unit collected food on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at the Weis grocery store in Lexington Park, while our station clerks and...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Partners With Southern Maryland Charities to Assist Families in Need

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Partners With Southern Maryland Charities to Assist Families in Need

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack partnered again with several southern Maryland charities to assist children and families in need this holiday season. The Leonardtown Barrack set an original goal of providing gifts for six children through the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy. However, the community was so generous with donated toys and...
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Prince George’s County Annual Toys for Tots Distribution Set for Saturday, December 19, 2020

Prince George’s County Annual Toys for Tots Distribution Set for Saturday, December 19, 2020

We are back at it again with one of our favorite events of the year – Toys for Tots! Our PGPD elves assigned to the Community Services Division are working overtime to make sure every boy and girl in Prince George’s County has a wonderful holiday. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we...
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Eric Fallabel Awarded 2020 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award for Individual Achievement in the Test and Evaluation

Eric Fallabel Awarded 2020 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award for Individual Achievement in the Test and Evaluation

As announced during a live Department of Defense event, December 15, the 2020 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award for Individual Achievement in the Test and Evaluation has been awarded to Mr. Eric Fallabel. As part of the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program’s test team from 2018 to 2020, Fallabel has guided the test...
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