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Calvert Hospice Butterfly Release to be Held on June 11

Calvert Hospice Butterfly Release to be Held on June 11

Calvert Hospice announces its annual Butterfly Release & Memorial Service to be held on June 11, 2017 starting at 2 pm at Wisner Hall, Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. The event is designed for those who want to celebrate the life of a loved one. The ceremony will incorporate music and reflection and concludes...
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CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the CSM Foundation will celebrate the many contributions of retiring president, Dr. Bradley Gottfried, at a special evening June 3 at the newly opened Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) at the CSM Regional Hughesville Campus. The Celebrating a Career, Building Futures event is a chance...
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FRCMA Sailor’s innovative idea wins Athena Project DC 2.0, Adm. Sims Award for Intellectual Courage

FRCMA Sailor’s innovative idea wins Athena Project DC 2.0, Adm. Sims Award for Intellectual Courage

Early in her career, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerin Raby had so many bruises on her shoulders and legs, a shipmate expressed his concerns about her health and well-being. It was that experience as an aviation maintainer on an aircraft carrier lugging a 65-pound toolbox up and down steep stairwells to get to the...
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Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Waldorf Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

The Maryland Lottery is looking for another $50,000 Bonus Match 5 winner. Check your numbers from the Wednesday, May 3 drawing to see if you’re holding the lucky ticket. The winner purchased the ticket at Charles Station, located at 3030 St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf. The ticket matches all five winning numbers from the...
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Charles County Couple Wins $30,000 on Scratch-Off at Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg

Charles County Couple Wins $30,000 on Scratch-Off at Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg

Give teacher Eric Koch of Swan Point an “A” for initiative and creativity in the way he told his wife that a $30,000 winning Maryland Lottery scratch-off had come their way. His Lottery luck began when the Charles County husband stopped by Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg to try out the new $3...
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St. Mary’s County Detention Center Earns 100 Percent Compliance Rating

St. Mary’s County Detention Center Earns 100 Percent Compliance Rating

On Thursday, May 4, Assistant Sheriff Major Michael Merican along with Captain Deborah L. Diedrich, Acting Division Commander, Captain Denise E. Mohun-Hintze, Operations, and Mary Ann Thompson, Support Services Administrator, presented the plaque for 100 percent State Standards Compliance to staff at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. During the presentation, Merican, previously the...
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Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Eating fresh and eating local is made easy every spring with an abundance of fresh food from Calvert County’s farmers, agri-businesses and watermen. Calvert County’s four weekly farmers markets return the first week in May with early harvests ready for sale on the following schedule: • Tuesdays in Prince Frederick in the Calvert Memorial...
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Employees Graduate from Rigorous Systems Engineering and Systems Integration Programs at Naval Postgraduate School

Employees Graduate from Rigorous Systems Engineering and Systems Integration Programs at Naval Postgraduate School

Twenty-three Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) employees received their Master of Science degrees in systems engineering (MSSE) or engineering systems (MSES) and 13 earned their Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) certificates from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) at a graduation ceremony here Apr. 13. Graduate Joan Melendez,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WILBUR

Wednesday’s Pet is WILBUR

Wednesday’s Pet for 5-3-2017 WILBUR Featured Pet: WILBUR Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Wilbur is an 8-year-old Chihuahua/Miniature Pincher Mix. He is athletic, sturdy and loving. Wilbur...
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Park Quest Registration Opens for Maryland Families Seeking Outdoor Adventure

Park Quest Registration Opens for Maryland Families Seeking Outdoor Adventure

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today is opening registration for Park Quest, the popular family-based outdoor adventure program. Park Quest allows families to engage in outdoor activities and adventures at Maryland’s beautiful state parks and public lands throughout the summer. “We are marking the 10th anniversary of Park Quest, and we’re featuring our best quests for this year’s celebration,” Maryland...
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Mother of Twins is ‘Double Winner’ on Double Match Scratch-off

Mother of Twins is ‘Double Winner’ on Double Match Scratch-off

A “Double Winner” from District Heights is the first player to win the $10,000 top prize on a $2 scratch-off, Double Match, that went on sale at Lottery retailers last week. The 34-year-old was running errands in Prince George’s County when she found her lucky instant ticket. On her way out of Giant #342...
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CSM Adjunct Faculty Member Wins Excellence Award

CSM Adjunct Faculty Member Wins Excellence Award

When Denise Snee of La Plata steps into one of her 1010T English classes at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), she looks out on her students waiting to learn about grammar, writing structure and literature, and she said she is struck by the variety of their backgrounds. Snee, the winner of this year’s...
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Calvert Meals on Wheels Accepts Check from Waldorf Subaru

Calvert Meals on Wheels Accepts Check from Waldorf Subaru

Calvert Meals on Wheels (CMOW) accepted a check for $6,419, on April 19, 2017, from Waldorf Subaru as part of Subaru’s Share the Love Event. Pictured from left to right are: Tayler Moore, A. J. Cuffee, Barbara Harris, CMOW President, and Marcello Grimaldi, General Sales Manager. At the end of each year, Subaru’s Share...
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Craik Teacher Honored as Finalist in Post Teacher of the Year Program

Craik Teacher Honored as Finalist in Post Teacher of the Year Program

For some, the goals and dreams they develop as a child are often forgotten as they grow older. As children grow up and encounter change, future dreams often change as well. This is not the case for Dr. James Craik Elementary School third-grade teacher Kelly Lundeen, who knew from an early age that she...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces May Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces May Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following May monthly promotions and reminders: National Chip Your Pet Month (Monday, May 1- Wednesday, May 31) All pets should wear a collar and tags, but a microchip is permanent identification that cannot fall off or be removed. Identification may be your pet’s ticket home....
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Eight Graduate Logistics Development Programs

Eight Graduate Logistics Development Programs

Eight Naval Air Systems Command Logistics developmental employees graduated from their development programs here April 13, joining the ranks of acquisition professionals.  The graduates included seven from the Naval Acquisition Development Program and one from the Engineer and Scientist Development Program. “We have a very talented group of folks who aren’t going to start...
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Underwater Grasses in Maryland’s Portion of Chesapeake Bay Expand 10 Percent in 2016

Underwater Grasses in Maryland’s Portion of Chesapeake Bay Expand 10 Percent in 2016

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that underwater grass abundance – a key indicator of improving water clarity and quality – increased for the fourth straight year in the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay, reaching a record of 59,277 acres. This represents a 10 percent increase from 2015, and also surpasses...
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Teen Court to Host Mother/Daughter Stretch Class

Teen Court to Host Mother/Daughter Stretch Class

Teen Court will be hosting a mother/daughter stretch class on Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Longevity Studios (located at 6770 Crain Highway, La Plata). This a wonderful class that shows you techniques on how to stretch safely, as well as help you with your flexibility and stability. As...
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Beltsville Student Follows Mom’s Winning Lead

Beltsville Student Follows Mom’s Winning Lead

An inspiration that sent a 20-year-old Prince George’s County man on a mission to play a Maryland Lottery scratch-off made him $50,000 richer! The college student by day and waiter by night bought his lucky ticket on his way to work after an image of his mother, a big Lottery player and frequent winner,...
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Pax River Sailors Join ‘Friends’ to Clean Up State Park

Pax River Sailors Join ‘Friends’ to Clean Up State Park

A group of Sailors from NAS Patuxent River joined high school and community volunteers for a Friends of St. Clements Bay cleanup effort at Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown April 8. Sailors arrived around 8:30 a.m. and worked past noon cutting and removing rusted wire fencing and trash to help clean up a...
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Charles County Graduations set for June 1-3 in Convocation Center at North Point

Charles County Graduations set for June 1-3 in Convocation Center at North Point

Graduation ceremonies for high school seniors in the Charles County Public Schools Class of 2017 are planned for June 1-3 at the Convocation Center at North Point High School in Waldorf. The ceremony for St. Charles High School is Thursday, June 1. Ceremonies for Thomas Stone, La Plata and North Point high schools are...
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Wilhelmina Pugh named 2017 Principal of the Year

Wilhelmina Pugh named 2017 Principal of the Year

At the end of this school year, Wilhelmina Pugh, principal of Malcolm Elementary School, will complete her 37th year working in education and with Charles County Public Schools. From the start of her career, Pugh has worked with the youngest public school learners, focusing her time and talents at the elementary-school level. She leads...
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Waldorf Air Force Veteran Flying High Over Powerball Win

Waldorf Air Force Veteran Flying High Over Powerball Win

A $100,000 Powerball win has a U.S. Air Force veteran flying sky high with happiness over the prize she describes as “life changing.” For years, the loyal player has budgeted $20 a week to play Powerball and Mega Millions in hopes of someday finding a big win. “This couldn’t have come at a better...
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CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

Fanciful ceramic vases and objects, including a yacht on the water and an eye-catching water bird in the reeds. Thought-provoking photography that offers an artist’s view of the ordinary. Paintings, drawings and prints that require a variety of techniques to create. These are some of the select student artworks being showcased through May 5...
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Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring several summer enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students, as well as students entering their first year of high school in the fall. More than 40 camps are available and start the week of June 19. Most sessions are offered Monday through Friday, in the morning...
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