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Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2017 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nikunj Patel of Laurel for his stunning photo of an American Wigeon spreading its wings in wintry blue waters. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2018 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a...
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Improving Pretrial Justice Using Existing Resources: A Case Study from St. Mary’s County

In a perfect world, every state would support local jurisdictions in providing pretrial assessments that help courts make better decisions and maximizing release with minimal intrusion (which is both the legal standard and best practice). In the real world, however, creative local officials sometimes have to take matters into their own hands. That’s what...
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Mallows Bay Trash Clean-up Day Scheduled for Oct. 7

Mallows Bay Trash Clean-up Day Scheduled for Oct. 7

Charles County Government is partnering with the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the fourth annual trash clean-up day at Mallows Bay Park (1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy) on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, Oct. 8). Volunteers can walk the shoreline of Mallows Bay...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking  for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is proud to announce it has earned NICHE Level 4 status for its exemplary care of elderly patients. NICHE stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.  Hospitals achieve NICHE rankings by completing tasks and working together to improve geriatric care.  To achieve high rankings, hospitals create interdisciplinary teams...
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Walden 4th Annual Fundraising Event – Friday, September 29th 2017

Walden 4th Annual Fundraising Event – Friday, September 29th 2017

St Mary’s has always been a “Community that Cares” about the most vulnerable.  In that spirit, and in recognition of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual fundraiser planned for September 29h. Firstly, we would like to thank our valued supporters of our...
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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Hundreds of Southern Maryland residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 16 at Asbury Solomons. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GRACIE

Wednesday’s Pet is GRACIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/13/17 is GRACIE Featured Pet: Gracie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Gracie is new to the Humane Society of Calvert.  Although they are still getting to know her, it...
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Calvert County Businesses Invited to Participate in Annual Job Fair

Calvert County Businesses Invited to Participate in Annual Job Fair

Calvert County businesses have the opportunity to reach qualified, motivated local job seekers at the 2017 Calvert County Job Fair. This annual event will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, Building B. The job fair is cosponsored by the Calvert County Department of...
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12th Annual Breast Cancer Walk Set for Oct. 7

12th Annual Breast Cancer Walk Set for Oct. 7

Walk to support the men and women in your life at the 12th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins at Indian Head Village Green (100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head) and continues for three miles on the Indian Head Rail Trail....
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s 12th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 21

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s 12th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 21

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s 12th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. tee off. This annual event helps fund equipment, capital projects, patient and associate improvements and other projects for the non-profit facility....
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NAVAIR Leadership Development Program welcomes 80 Future Leaders

NAVAIR Leadership Development Program welcomes 80 Future Leaders

The tradition of NAVAIR’s Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is alive and well as the 2017 cohort begins their journey to expand their organizational knowledge and sharpen their business and leadership skills. The newest cohort, comprised of 80 civilians and military members, has already taken part in the first of five classes: leadership orientation and...
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Wednesdays Pet: Help our Local Pet Rescues as they Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Wednesdays Pet: Help our Local Pet Rescues as they Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Many local rescues have stepped in, to help with pets that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. These are animals that were already in shelters or foster care. The help from our rescues will allow displaced pets in the affected areas to have the best chance possible to remain local. Dozens of volunteers in our...
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Turning Anglers’ Trophies into Community Bounty

Turning Anglers’ Trophies into Community Bounty

In catch-and-release fishing tournaments across Maryland, professional and amateur anglers routinely compete for a chance to catch record setting trophy fish. Fish caught during these tournaments typically are released back in the water, but inevitably some – up to 5 percent – don’t survive. That’s a low percentage of fish lost, but it’s enough...
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‘Beetle Bug’ Flies Into Lottery Winner’s Circle with $50,000 Prize

‘Beetle Bug’ Flies Into Lottery Winner’s Circle with $50,000 Prize

A loyal Anne Arundel County scratch-off player who dubbed himself “Beetle Bug” is flying high after winning the $50,000 top prize on the Power 5s game. Persistence paid off for the retiree, who achieved his goal of winning big on the $5 instant ticket game. “When I first bought the Power 5s ticket, I won $5,000,” said the...
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Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Commitment to Safety in Public Schools

Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Commitment to Safety in Public Schools

Since 2015, Sheriff Tim Cameron and Superintendent Scott Smith have made collaboration on safety issues a top priority. They host a myriad of Opioid Awareness events for students and their parents, train and increase partnerships between school resources officers and administration, and continue to work on their safety plans in the event of a...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Provides Safe Place for Dogs Following Hurricane Harvey

Tri-County Animal Shelter Provides Safe Place for Dogs Following Hurricane Harvey

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is rescuing and transporting 12 dogs from the shelters affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The Tri-County Animal Shelter is a Humane Society of the United States placement partner and will be working with the Humane Society of Charles County, Round Table Haven, and Pets in Need in Southern Maryland to house...
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Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Invites the Community to Their 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Invites the Community to Their 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

Barbara and Chip Whipkey, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited of St. Mary’s County opened their Wild Birds Unlimited store in August of 2015.  Since that time, they have been actively sharing the joy of backyard birdfeeding with the community and have received a lot of support from the community in this endeavor. The Whipkey’s...
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Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. recently announced Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be raising donations to assist the thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. also authorized a donation of $25,000 be made from the...
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CSM Signs Six to Volleyball Team for 2017 Season

CSM Signs Six to Volleyball Team for 2017 Season

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has signed six players to the Hawks’ volleyball team for the 2017-18 season. They include Alexis Lauer, middle hitter (Huntingtown High School); Reagan Tuiasosopo, outside/middle blocker (North Point High School); Aliyah Jackson, outside (Riverdale Baptist High School); Alexandra Allen, outside/middle hitter (Skyview High School, Billings, Montana); Savannah Carroll,...
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‘Light of Day’ event kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

‘Light of Day’ event kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Staring down at her weapon while on her fourth deployment to Afghanistan, Tracy Hurtt was delirious. “Pick me up,” she heard the weapon say. Hurtt, a retired Army sergeant first class and now a NAVAIR civilian, was battling bronchitis from the poor air quality and then made the unfortunate discovery, via social media, her...
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Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Visitors to Maryland spent $17.3 billion on travel expenses in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released today by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. In addition, Maryland welcomed more than 42 million visitors in 2016, a four percent increase...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BABU

Wednesday’s Pet is BABU

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/30/17 is BABU Featured Pet: Babu Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Sex: Male Size: Small (7 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 Babu is a handsome 7-year-old male Chihuahua. He is very affectionate, sociable and sweet....
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HX-21 earns Secretary of the Navy 2016 Aviation Safety Award

HX-21 earns Secretary of the Navy 2016 Aviation Safety Award

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE (HX-21) was presented the 2016 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Safety Excellence Award for Aviation  during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. in June. The acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Sean Stackley, commended HX-21 on their commitment to safety excellence, to...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces September Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces September Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following September monthly promotions and reminders: Somebody to Love Adoption Event (Saturday, Sept. 9) On this special day, the shelter is reducing adoption fees for cats to $50 and dogs to $100. We have many pets looking for love. From cats and dogs to other...
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Waldorf Resident Claimed $10,000 Scratch Off Prize

Waldorf Resident Claimed $10,000 Scratch Off Prize

A Waldorf resident claimed a $10,000 prize on The Big $10 Ticket on Aug. 23. The Charles County man purchased the lucky ticket at Westlake Liquors, located at 1182 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf. The Big $10 Ticket launched in November 2016, and one of its $100,000 top prizes remains unclaimed, along with five more $10,000 prizes...
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