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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honors Retirees and Award Recipients

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honors Retirees and Award Recipients

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry honored 15 retirees and 42 award recipients at a banquet at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center on Friday, October 27, 2017. Honorees were recognized for completion of service to the Agency, excellent field work, or acts of bravery. Retired Captain William Saunders served as the Master of Ceremonies....
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Bowie Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Bowie Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Stop everything and check your Bonus Match 5 ticket if you bought it at Highbridge Village Market in Bowie for the Nov. 8 drawing. You may be $50,000 richer! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding the top-prize winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10;...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

In honor of Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced that all military veterans, including residents and non-residents, will be granted free admission and entrance to the network of 72 state parks managed by the Maryland Park Service. The governor’s announcement directly impacts over 414,000 veterans living in Maryland with the highest concentrations residing...
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SMO Energy To Donate Home Heating Fuel To Nine Organizations Participating In Safe Nights Program Across Charles County

SMO Energy To Donate Home Heating Fuel To Nine Organizations Participating In Safe Nights Program Across Charles County

SMO Energy, a Wills Group company headquartered in La Plata, MD, announced that it will provide fuel certificates to nine organizations participating in Safe Nights program. The certificates, each worth up to $500, will allow the organizations to secure home heating fuel for 17 locations across Charles County. Emmanuel Baptist Church, Free Gospel of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JILLIAN

Wednesday’s Pet is JILLIAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/8/17 JILLIAN Featured Pet: Jillian Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Talk about divine intervention, Jillian was found lying on the roadside right next a church on a hot Sunday morning.  It was over...
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Stuff the Squad Event Scheduled in Lexington Park

Stuff the Squad Event Scheduled in Lexington Park

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10am to 4pm, the Lexington Park COPs UNIT will host a “STUFF THE SQUAD” food drive at the COP’s office located at 21614 Great Mills Road. The public is invited to help the COPs UNIT load the trunk of a vintage SQUAD CAR! The goal is to stock...
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McDonough graduate is in tune with Pentatonix

McDonough graduate is in tune with Pentatonix

As soon as he could talk, Matt Sallee was likely singing. The Maurice J. McDonough High School graduate can’t remember a time he wasn’t singing, and can’t imagine not doing it. “I sing all the time,” he said. “I don’t even realize I’m singing.” Sallee’s lifelong passion has landed him a spot with the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BERNIE

Wednesday’s Pet is BERNIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11-1-17 is BERNIE Featured Pet: Bernie Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Bernie is 7 years old, but does not seem a day over 2. She is full of love and...
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Charles County Public Schools hosts annual fall chess tournament

Charles County Public Schools hosts annual fall chess tournament

Charles County Public Schools held its annual fall chess tournament on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Thomas Stone High School. One hundred forty students participated in the event, which is open to any student in grades kindergarten through 12. The tournament follows a Swiss-style format in which each student plays four games. Students compete in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HARPER

Wednesday’s Pet is HARPER

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/25/17 is HARPER Featured Pet: HARPER Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: LAB Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Harper is a 2-year-old Lab mix.  She came into rescue all the way from Florida where she was in a shelter...
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Lifelong Learning Center holds 38th annual graduation ceremony

Lifelong Learning Center holds 38th annual graduation ceremony

The obstacles and challenges that kept them from earning a high school diploma were overcome Oct. 19 when members of the Charles County Adult Diploma Programs graduated. The Lifelong Learning Center has 78 graduates this year, with 16 attending the ceremony at North Point High School in caps and gowns, cheered on by their...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Join the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Sunday, October 29 from  12 p.m. – 5 p.m., for a day of “American Muscle”! The museum will be hosting a car show with the cars integrated with the aircraft on the flightline. Registration is open to anyone. Museum members are $15 and non-members are $20 to...
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Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

The Aww…Shucks Oyster Social fundraiser held on Saturday, September 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum celebrated the Dee of St. Mary’s, one of the few remaining sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. The event raised over $22,000 and proceeds will support a new endowment to keep this wonderful Chesapeake vessel sailing into the future. “Aww… Shucks was a...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

An astonishing weekend left retired short-haul trucker William Franklin short of words except where it counted – on his Maryland Lottery Deluxe Crossword scratch-off. That’s because the 67-year-old Waldorf resident’s game contained six red words and delivered a $50,000 top prize! Although retired, William likes to stay busy and drives a bus for field trips, weddings...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28 to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28  to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host their annual trick-or-treating festival, Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be! For the 18th year, youngsters and their families are invited...
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UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s dressed as Nintendo character Mario. He has a Piranha Plant and a mushroom person out there with him. Stop by and see him soon, who knows how long it will take until Santa shows up. UPDATE 12/1/2016: SpongeBob has his Santa Claus Suit on, stop...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/10/2017 is SNICKERS Featured Pet: Snickers Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 CLICK HERE to see Procedures on Rescue’s site. Snickers is a beautiful 8-year-old Pomeranian Mix.  He is sociable, fun...
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Majors joins CCPS as Executive Director of Human Resources

Majors joins CCPS as Executive Director of Human Resources

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has a new executive director of human resources. Joining the school system with more than 20 years of human resources experience is Nikial Majors. The Board of Education of Charles County approved Majors’ appointment last month and she began in her position last week. Prior to joining CCPS, Majors...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/4/17 is DIAMOND Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Whippet/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Diamond is a sweet and friendly 6-year-old Whippet/Pit bull mix who found herself abandoned by her owner at the local...
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Volunteers Needed for WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many”

Volunteers Needed for WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many”

WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many” is a winter emergency sheltering program for the homeless in St. Mary’s County, and we are in need of volunteers to help with registration and driving vans. There are many more homeless men and women in St. Mary’s County than the shelters have space for. WARM was established out...
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Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group, Power Jam Music Alliance and WTG Sound & Promotion have teamed up to promote a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser on Sunday, October 8, 2017,  from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This indoor/outdoor festival will benefit those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through the American Red Cross. Their outdoor stage...
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