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Slave Cabin Exhibit Dedication Weekend

Slave Cabin Exhibit Dedication Weekend

Historic Sotterley Plantation looks back over hundreds of years to tell our story, but occasionally defining moments can still occur as we continue to make history. Sotterley currently faces a milestone in its site interpretation – the opening of our Slave Cabin, made possible because of one woman’s decades of dedication. This new Slave...
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Eighth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 6

Eighth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 6

The Charles County Commissioners and the Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco invite residents and visitors to attend the eighth annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco). This event will showcase some of Southern...
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Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Weekly Fishing Report 4/3/2017

Spring conditions throughout Maryland are presenting wonderful fishing opportunities as water temperatures steadily warm up and all manner of fish become more active. Except for some low-flow conditions in a few areas, the opening day of the traditional trout season was a big success with beautiful weather and plenty of trout. Parents and children...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces April Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces April Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following April monthly promotions and reminders: Furry Feline Friends for April Fools’ (Saturday, April 1)  It is not an April Fools’ joke! On this special day, all cat and kitten adoption fees will be reduced to $1. Find your new purr-fect furry friend. National Pet...
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Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 20. Recipes must be submitted by May 19, and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. Chefs are encouraged...
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New CSM Summer Scholars Program Offers College Study to High School Juniors/Seniors

New CSM Summer Scholars Program Offers College Study  to High School Juniors/Seniors

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites rising juniors and seniors in area high schools to get a taste of college this summer. The new CSM Summer Scholars Program allows forward-thinking high school students to earn college credit while taking an in-depth look at an area of interest. Academies in robotics, cybersecurity and American...
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Webcam Captures Ospreys’ Return to Calvert County

Webcam Captures Ospreys’ Return to Calvert County

The osprey, an avian harbinger of spring, has returned to Calvert County. The migratory birds of prey return from southern wintering spots about this time each year to nest throughout the Chesapeake Bay region, especially along the Patuxent River. A nesting pair recently arrived at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown and can be viewed...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Astra

Wednesday’s Pet is Astra

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/29/17 is Astra Featured Pet: Astra Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Astra is a beautiful 4-year-old mix. She is spayed, housetrained and great with other dogs and cats. Astra gets along...
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Three-time Winner’s Horses Gallop to $194,188 Racetrax Win

Three-time Winner’s Horses Gallop to $194,188 Racetrax Win

An amazing Racetrax Superfecta Box bet left all of Paul “Pickles” McDonald’s three previous prizes in the dust and put Corner Lounge in Upper Marlboro on the lucky retailer roster. The avid player’s $194,188 prize earned him a spot in the Maryland Lottery record book, too, for winning the second largest prize in the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New K-9 and Handler

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New K-9 and Handler

Sheriff Tim Cameron announces a new member to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office family: a 15-month-old Dutch Shepherd, Brix, which has been assigned to work with Deputy First Class Lacey Johnson. Brix was imported from Slovakia. Johnson and Brix are in a 16-week basic K-9 handler course that started in February. After the...
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Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs unveiled the 2017 promotional schedule on Friday, highlighted by seven fireworks extravaganzas, a 10th anniversary giveaway series, and appearances that the whole family will enjoy. The Blue Crabs will open their season on April 20 vs. Long Island with their 10th Anniversary Opening Night presented by Wawa. The Red,...
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Charles County Man Wins $2,000,000 Top Prize on Scratch Off

Charles County Man Wins $2,000,000 Top Prize on Scratch Off

When a local Charles County resident stopped at Lady’s Liquors a couple of weeks ago to purchase a few of his favorite scratch-offs, he never imagined how his life was about to change. He took the instant tickets to his car and scratched them off before leaving. When he realized he matched a number...
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Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Board of Public Works unanimously approved the acquisition of 163 acres in St. Mary’s County to provide for the development of both active and passive recreational opportunities, and critically-important water access to the Patuxent River. The property, known as the Snow Hill Farm, will...
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Scratch-off Win Helps Waldorf Man Swing into Spring

Scratch-off Win Helps Waldorf Man Swing into Spring

A $10,000 win on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off that happened on the last day of winter gave a Waldorf man two reasons to celebrate. Just the knowledge that the first day of spring was mere hours away gave many area residents cause to smile. Add the win on a 50x The Cash scratch-off to...
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Glen Burnie Man Wins Huge Prize on Last Scratch-off on Roll

Glen Burnie Man Wins Huge Prize on Last Scratch-off on Roll

A Glen Burnie man who purchased the last $10 50x The Cash ticket on the roll is $50,000 richer today. Weeks after his win, Iobal Singh was still smiling when he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore! Iobal and his brother were in 7-Eleven #11533 in Glen Burnie when the lucky winner...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/22/17 CANDY Featured Pet: CANDY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Collie/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Candy is approximately 2 years old. She came into rescue from a hoarding situation, where they had over 100 dogs. Candy has...
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Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

The Solomons Business Association hosts the annual Taste of Solomons event usually from 11 am to 4 pm., this year the event will be held on March 25th, 2017. Restaurants and Shops Offer Tastes of Fine Food and Beverages New tastes abound in the historic Solomons Town Center as restaurants showcase selected food and beverages during...
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CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

For the first time in the history of the College of Southern Maryland, the CSM Hawks have won the Region XX Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, held March 10-12 at Garrett College. CSM now advances to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, in Danville, Illinois, March 21-25. “This team had the right guys at...
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Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

A robotics team from Berry Elementary School, the STEMtastic Jaguars, will represent Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) next month at the 2017 VEX Worlds – VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Division competition. The team is one of only four Maryland elementary school teams that qualified to compete in the event, planned for April 23-25...
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CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

For the fourth year in a row, the Talons, the College of Southern Maryland’s competitive robotics team, has qualified for the VEX-U World Championships. After qualifying at a March 10 tournament at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, the team now has a spot at the world championship April 19 to 22 in...
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Forgotten Playslips Lead to $50,000 Win for Bowie Retiree

Forgotten Playslips Lead to $50,000 Win for Bowie Retiree

Last Saturday, William “Billy” McLean realized he hadn’t yet purchased his Maryland Lottery tickets for that evening’s drawings and the deadline to buy tickets was approaching. He quickly went to a 7-Eleven in Temple Hills to buy tickets, accidently leaving behind his completed playslips. Since he didn’t have his playslips with him, the Bowie...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

Four new deputies have joined the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies were sworn in on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Circuit Courthouse by Ms. Joan Williams, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Later that evening, an official graduation was held at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD, where Sheriff Tim Cameron conferred...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet for 3-15-2017 is Sandy Featured Pet: Sandy Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Yorkie/Maltese Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (11 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Sandy is a pretty 6-year-old Yorkie/Maltese Mix. This adorable girl is loving, affectionate...
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You’re Invited: Mother Catherine Academy Challenges Local Law Enforcement to a Basketball Game to Benefit NolanStrong

You’re Invited: Mother Catherine Academy Challenges Local Law Enforcement to a Basketball Game to Benefit NolanStrong

Mother Catherine Academy students challenged local state and county police departments to a game of basketball, and the officers accepted! You’re invited to watch the game on Sunday, March 19, from noon to 4 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The event, which includes a host of other activities in addition to the game, will...
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Graduates of Criminal Justice Academy Honored at Lunch

Graduates of Criminal Justice Academy Honored at Lunch

Just days before making the biggest job transition of their lives, the graduates of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy took a break for lunch. This session at the academy, Session 43, has 13 students who will work for local police department and fire agencies. On Wednesday, March 1, just two days before their...
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