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UPDATE: SpongeBob/Spider Man Spotted in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: SpongeBob/Spider Man Spotted in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/16/2019: SpongeBob is dressed up in his Spider Man costume for Halloween this year, stop by with the kids and have their picture take with him. Upload it to our Facebook page. UPDATE 10/6/2018: SpongeBob is dressed up in his skeleton costume for Halloween. UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s...
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Walk, Run, Roll or Fly to the Race 4 Heroes 5K on, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Walk, Run, Roll or Fly to the Race 4 Heroes 5K on, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Please join us on October 12th for Race 4 Heroes. After the race we will hand out awards, but like last year, we will honor some local children and give them gifts as well as a local veteran who will be receiving our largest gift ever!!! This gives attendees a chance to witness the...
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Local Company Precise Systems Makes it on the 5000 List for Fourth Year in a Row

Local Company Precise Systems Makes it on the 5000 List for Fourth Year in a Row

Precise Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce making the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, ranking at #3700 on the prestigious list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Marking its fourth appearance on the esteemed list (Precise ranked at #3904 in 2012, # 4447 in 2017, and #3344 last year), the company demonstrated...
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CSM Foundation’s 28th Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $80,000 for Student Success Event Honors Danny Williams with New Scholarship

CSM Foundation’s 28th Annual Golf Classic Raises More Than $80,000 for Student Success Event Honors Danny Williams with New Scholarship

The 28th annual College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Golf Classic presented by Marrick Homes and popular Sip and Swing raised more than $80,000 for CSM scholarships and programs. Through the years, the annual signature event, held at the Swan Point Yacht and Country Club, has raised more than $1 million for student success...
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Waldorf Air Force Veteran ‘Flying High’ with $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Waldorf Air Force Veteran ‘Flying High’ with $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Thanks to a $50,000 scratch-off win, an engaged couple from Charles County can now start hunting for a new home sweet home. “Flying High,” an Air Force veteran, found her $50,000 fortune with the 88 Fortunes® game. She had stopped by White Plains Wine and Spirits in Waldorf to pick up a bottle of...
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Leonardtown Woman and her Husband Claim $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

Leonardtown Woman and her Husband Claim $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

Her tears started to flow when a grateful Leonardtown player entered the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle on Thursday when she heard the welcoming applause and cheers of Lottery employees. The 53-year-old was still floating on clouds after scratching off a $50,000 win on the DEAL OR NO DEAL™ game the day before. The St....
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The Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums Offer Membership Levels to Benefit Major Developments

The Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums Offer Membership Levels to Benefit Major Developments

Since their founding, The Friends of the St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums have supported historic sites in the care of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. Recently, because of the backing of membership, the organization has helped preserve the Charlotte Hall and Drayden School houses, worked to build and expand the permanent...
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Mom Rescues Almost-Lost $50,000 Winning Powerball Ticket Purchased in Bryans Road

Mom Rescues Almost-Lost $50,000 Winning Powerball Ticket Purchased in Bryans Road

Moving one’s belongings from one place to another is, at best, a hectic process. There are many things to remember, to keep track of and safeguard. Luckily, a Laurel woman had her mother helping with the move and her mom found a forgotten $50,000 winning Powerball ticket. “I almost never buy tickets,” said the...
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Cozzens Construction Fundraiser Raises Over $60,000 for Calvert Hospice

Cozzens Construction Fundraiser Raises Over $60,000 for Calvert Hospice

Four years ago, Jerry and Joy Cozzens of Cozzens Construction held a small fundraising event for Calvert Hospice featuring an Eagles tribute band, the Long Run, at their home. Each year, the event grew in popularity and in proceeds. In 2018 the event outgrew their home and took place at Running Hare Vineyard, yielding...
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First Responders Tips on Teaching Children to Call 9-1-1

First Responders Tips on Teaching Children to Call 9-1-1

The Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Inc, and Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc. provided useful tips for teaching children, and even adults on how to call 9-11 and provide useful and needed information to the 911 call takers, dispatchers, and first responders. Do Not use the term “nine-eleven” since there is...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2019 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to David Illig of Gambrills for his stunning close-up shot of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a Maryland State Parks Passport, a five-year subscription to Maryland Natural Resource...
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NASA Historians Visiting St. Mary’s College on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NASA Historians Visiting St. Mary’s College on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Join NASA Chief Historian William Barry and NASA Preservation Officer Rebecca Klein on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, as they describe some of this nationally significant history. In a panel discussion, Barry will share “Some Things You Probably Don’t Know about NASA History,” and Klein will describe managing this amazing history in “Then and Now;...
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Lexington Park Woman Wins $50,000 at McKay’s in Hollywood

Lexington Park Woman Wins $50,000 at McKay’s in Hollywood

A woman from Lexington Park plans to keep her $50,000 Maryland Lottery score a secret from everyone but her husband and her mom. “Because if you don’t,” she said, when claiming her prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore, “you get all these friends that you didn’t know about!” Her $50,000 second-tier win came on...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize at Callaway Shell Gas Station

St. Mary’s County Man Wins $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize at Callaway Shell Gas Station

Some days are better than others, but it’s possible to turn a bad day into a real winner if you play the Maryland Lottery. That’s what a man from St. Mary’s County did on Aug. 29. The lucky Great Mills resident, who plays “every now and then – a spur of the moment thing,”...
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Calvert Hospice Now Offering Journeys, A Support Group to Help Children and Families Heal After Loved Ones Have Passed

Calvert Hospice Now Offering Journeys, A Support Group to Help Children and Families Heal After Loved Ones Have Passed

Calvert Hospice is pleased to offer Journeys, a support group for families. Journeys focuses on helping families heal after the loss of a loved one. Children meet once a week for 8 weeks to participate in age-appropriate support groups that will help them process their grief through creative activities, connect with other children who...
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Huntingtown Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Discount Liquors

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

Calvert County’s “Golden Girl,” who is a major Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan, struck gold playing a Gold Rush X50 instant ticket. The lucky lady won one of the game’s $100,000 top prizes. The excitement began Monday morning, when the Huntingtown resident decided to indulge in one of her favorite things to do — play...
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St. Mary’s County Libraries Receives Generous Donations and Now Offers 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Experiences

St. Mary’s County Libraries Receives Generous Donations and Now Offers 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Experiences

The St. Mary’s County Library, through a generous donation from the Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library, and now has two 3D printers, 3D pens, three Cricut Makers, and two Oculus Rift S. The two 3D printers are Prusa I3 MK3S printers that use PLA filament. The Library provides several colors of filament...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Tolling Bells

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Tolling Bells

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Join Sites Nationwide in Tolling Bells in Remembrance of Those Who Were First Brought to English Colonies 400 Years ago The bells at St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division, will participate...
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Dr. Jay Lipoff Makes $500 Donation to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit

Dr. Jay Lipoff Makes $500 Donation to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received a generous donation on Monday, August 12, 2019, toward the agency’s K9 Unit. Dr. Jay Lipoff of Back at Your Best Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in California, donated $500 to go toward supplies for the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit. “I appreciate all that...
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Calvert County Woman Follows Her Father’s Lottery Footsteps Which Wins Her $50,000

Calvert County Woman Follows Her Father’s Lottery Footsteps Which Wins Her $50,000

A mild-mannered Chesapeake Beach woman who followed in her father’s footsteps when it comes to playing the Maryland Lottery was calm on the surface but bubbling with excitement on the inside. She had just claimed a $50,000 top prize in the Winning Streak scratch-off game. “I’m extremely happy,” she said. At 45, “Peaceful Warrior”...
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State Highway Administration Places New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2/4 and Sixes Road in Calvert County

State Highway Administration Places New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2/4 and Sixes Road in Calvert County

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) placed a new traffic signal on a three-day flash mode at the southbound MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road)/MD 506 (Sixes Road) intersection to familiarize drivers with the new traffic signal. Full-color operation of the traffic signal is expected by...
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UM Charles Regional Receives Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite Achievement Award

UM Charles Regional Receives Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite Achievement Award

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on...
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La Plata Man’s Favorite Keno Numbers Lead to $12,560 Prize at Local Dash In

La Plata Man’s Favorite Keno Numbers Lead to $12,560 Prize at Local Dash In

A Charles County Public Schools employee is celebrating today after winning $12,560 playing Keno, which is his favorite game. The lucky La Plata man routinely plays the same numbers and they earned him another trip to the Lottery Winner’s Circle. In 2010, he won $10,000. His recent win came on a Saturday after the...
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Asbury Solomons Donates $30,000 to Calvert Hospice in Appreciation

Asbury Solomons Donates $30,000 to Calvert Hospice in Appreciation

Asbury Solomons recently showed its appreciation of Calvert Hospice with a $30,000 donation to the organization. Asbury Solomons Executive Director Kelly Friedman presented Calvert Hospice Executive Director Jean Fleming with a check on Friday, August 2. “We share a strong partnership with Calvert Hospice in providing exceptional services to older adults,” Friedman said. “Besides...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosting Children’s Day on August 17

St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosting Children’s Day on August 17

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, enjoy a free day of family fun in the sun on the beautiful waterside lawn at the annual Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Families can enjoy lots of activities including...
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