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Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Addiction counseling, in-person meetings, new hobbies – all of these activities are used by those in recovery. You can now add smartphone applications (apps) to this list. This technology is now being used by many as a tool to help an individual maintain their recovery. Check out a few of the apps* – all free and...
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Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

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’s job totals decreased by 1,600 jobs in May, a decrease of 0.1%. Public sector jobs decreased by 300 and the private sector decreased by 1,300 jobs. Since January 2015,...
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Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Senior Living Services is pleased to announce that it has received a donation of $1,256.43 from the Welburn Organization which operates the two McDonald’s in La Plata and one in Waldorf. Sagepoint was selected as the McCafe for a Cause recipient for the month of May and this donation is the result of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 DEAN Featured Pet: DEAN Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Large (70 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dean was surrendered to our local shelter blind, dirty and frightened.  He went immediately for a much needed...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival to Partner with Indian Head Black Box Theater

Southern Maryland Film Festival  to Partner with  Indian Head Black Box Theater

The Steering Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival announced its 2017 Charles County Mini-Fest, made possible through a partnership with the Indian Head Center for the Arts and Black Box Theater. The Inaugural partnership is being held Saturday, July 15, 2017, with a family-friendly block from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a block...
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2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

The annual Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo (SMILE) for youth takes place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 2017, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The SMILE show features youth competitors (ages 6 through 21 years) from around Southern Maryland and more than 300 show animals (beef and dairy cows,...
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CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

It’s summer, so it’s time for Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland. On the program’s first day, June 19, parents and campers were busy finding their classrooms. Counselors were reviewing clipboards and checking in students, all while learning the campers’ names and helping them feel welcome and comfortable. Instructors were...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home was recently selected to receive a “landscape makeover”, valued at over $24,000 by The Home Depot Foundation! On Thursday, June 8, 2017, over 80 volunteers trimmed, planted, and mulched around all 3 entrances, the pavilions, and the courtyard. Volunteers worked through the day and truly enjoyed their time with...
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Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Not only is Calvert County home to four outdoor farmers markets each week, but there are an abundance of roadside stands from which to shop for fresh local produce. Right now customers are enjoying freshly harvested asparagus and potatoes. Toward the end of June, zucchini will start hitting the stands and so will blueberries,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

On Wednesday, St. Mary’s County Public Schools expressed their appreciation for the support of law enforcement at their schools and on their safety teams. During a ceremony, they recognized Safety and Security Assistants, Maryland State Police, and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their public safety efforts in the public school...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

On May 31, Deputy First Class Lacey Johnson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Brix finished the Basic Canine Handler Course and were certified at their K-9 Center by Master Canine Trainer Todd Fleenor. Master Canine Trainer Brian Fleig from the Anne Arundel County Police and Rene Cuyler from the Charles...
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 23

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 23

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2017 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 23 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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Routine Leads to $50,000 Powerball Prize for Bowie Man

Routine Leads to $50,000 Powerball Prize for Bowie Man

Unlike Powerball players around the country, a Bowie man wasn’t chasing the $447.8 million jackpot in the June 10 drawing when he lined up to buy his $4 ticket. The 58-year-old simply enjoys his routine and plays Mega Millions and Powerball no matter how high the jackpots climb. Imagine his surprise to discover he...
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Charles County Public Schools Announces Principal, Vice Principal Changes

Charles County Public Schools Announces Principal, Vice Principal Changes

Superintendent Kimberly Hill announced principal and vice principal changes today, as well as administrative appointments. Sabrina Robinson-Taylor has been named principal of Billingsley Elementary School, and begins full-time in the position effective January 2018. Robinson-Taylor will remain at Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School until the end of December. Nicholas Adam, a vice principal at...
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Commissioners Invite Public to Flag Day Event in Leonardtown

Commissioners Invite Public to Flag Day Event in Leonardtown

Flag Day 2017 festivities, co-sponsored by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Leonardtown Commissioners, will take place on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. The event will take place on the Governmental Center Lawn in Leonardtown. If inclement weather should occur, the ceremony will be moved inside the Leonard Hall Recreation Center,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BABY GIRL

Wednesday’s Pet is BABY GIRL

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 BABY GIRL Featured Pet: Baby Girl Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Fox Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Baby girl is a 5-year-old Foxhound Mix.  She came into rescue with 8 puppies and was heartworm positive.  All her...
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Klein Enterprises Announces National Tenants at St. Mary’s Marketplace

Klein Enterprises Announces National Tenants at St. Mary’s Marketplace

Baltimore-based developer Klein Enterprises announced today that national chains, Café Rio, Great Clips, Mod Pizza and Nail Trix, as well as Maryland-based Bay Country Liquors, have signed leases at St. Mary’s Marketplace in California. “We’re excited to bring these prominent brands to St. Mary’s County in the newest, premiere shopping center in this market,”...
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New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Receives a Little Gardening

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Receives a Little Gardening

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Criminal Secretary Michelle Roberts, Lieutenant White and First Sergeant Trossbach stumbled across their green thumbs and spent the day gardening and ensuring the Leonardtown Barrack exterior appearance catches the attention of our community! When asked what prompted the desire to beautify the exterior of the Leonardtown Barrack, Roberts stated,...
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State Police Barracks Become 24-hr Drop-off Locations For Unused Prescription Meds

State Police Barracks Become 24-hr Drop-off Locations For Unused Prescription Meds

As part of Maryland’s combined effort to reduce opioid abuse, Maryland State Police barracks across the state have become around-the-clock drop-off locations for unused prescription medications. Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi directed that all barracks be ready any time to accept unused medications.  “The Maryland State Police is a full partner in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces 34th Annual National Night Out celebration

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces 34th Annual National Night Out celebration

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce that on Tuesday, August 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County can join in the celebration of National Night Out. “You don’t have to have a lot of money, if any, to organize a National Night Out celebration in...
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Bowie Man Delays Claiming Scratch-off Prize to Savor Big Win

Bowie Man Delays Claiming Scratch-off Prize to Savor Big Win

A Prince George’s County man who claimed a $10,000 scratch-off prize on the $20 Diamond Spectacular game had to think back pretty far to fill Maryland Lottery officials in on the how and when of his encounter with Lady Luck. His big score happened more than two months ago. “I had so much fun...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RIO GEORGE

Wednesday’s Pet is RIO GEORGE

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/7/17 is RIO GEORGE Featured Pet: GEORGE Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (44 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation George is a 2-year-old all-around great guy. He found himself in the shelter when his owner gave him...
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Dunkirk Retailer Sells Winning Bonus Match 5 Tickets Totaling $150,000

Dunkirk Retailer Sells Winning Bonus Match 5 Tickets Totaling $150,000

Are you and a friend $150,000 richer this morning? Check your Bonus Match 5 tickets for Saturday, June 3, if you bought them in Dunkirk. The Maryland Lottery is waiting to welcome the owner or owners of two top-prize Bonus Match 5 tickets worth $100,000 and $50,000. The lucky player or players bought the...
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Independence Day Celebration to be Held at Regency Furniture Stadium

Independence Day Celebration to be Held at Regency Furniture Stadium

Spend your Independence Day with family and friends at the 2017 Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth on Tuesday, July 4 at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Event schedule:  4:30 p.m.       Best of Charles County Marketplace opens Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone opens...
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