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Accokeek Bingo Player Thanks Crew That Saved Her Life

Accokeek Bingo Player Thanks Crew That Saved Her Life

Prince George’s County Firefighters, EMT’s and Medics were recognized for saving a life during a presentation at the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, February 28. The ceremony included Prince George’s County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale, Deputy Fire Chief (Volunteer Services) Jim McClelland, Assistant Fire Chief (EMS Commander) Brian Frankel and the career and...
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Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can  enter online or by mail for the chance to win cash and other prizes. Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the...
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Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland has been recognized as one of the best states in the nation to live in by U.S. News & World Report in their inaugural “Best States” ranking, which analyzed data in seven key areas – education, health care, infrastructure, economy, government, opportunity, and crime and corrections – to determine the state’s composite score....
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Eighth Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set For April 1st, 2017

Eighth Annual St. Charles Running Festival Set For April 1st, 2017

The community of St. Charles, MD will once again join with Blue Point Timing and the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center to host the annual St. Charles Running Festival. The event, which features a 10-miler, 5K and the Chick-fil-A Kids Hero Fun Run, is open to runners of all abilities and will...
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North Point High School Criminal Justice Students Stand Out at Regional SkillsUSA Competition

North Point High School Criminal Justice Students Stand Out at Regional SkillsUSA Competition

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to recognize the Criminal Justice Students at North Point High School for their outstanding efforts during the first stages of the 2017 SkillsUSA competitions, in which they performed well enough to advance to state competitions later this year.  On February 4, sixteen students from North Point competed...
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Students Learn About Civil Rights Movement from Freedom Rider

Students Learn About Civil Rights Movement from Freedom Rider

Rev. Reginald Green talked about riots, mobs and being arrested. He was a Freedom Rider and shared his firsthand experiences from more than 50 years ago with Theodore G. Davis Middle School students. Davis social studies teacher Duania Darby invited Green to Davis on Feb. 24 after her seventh graders completed a unit for...
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La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

The La Plata High School It’s Academic team advances to a semifinals playoff match, set for this Saturday, March 4, as winners of a regional competition recently held at NBC4 studios in Washington, D.C. The team of Captain Justin Cortez, Michael Gill and James Hume earned a total of 580 points in a match...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/01/2017 Zoey Featured Pet: Zoey Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Boxer/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Female Size: Large Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zoey is a 1-year-old Boxer mix. She is a smart girl that loves people. Zoey is a giant love bug. She is great with other dogs....
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Foundation 4 Heroes Raises Spirits as Johns Hopkins’ Radiothon Raises Over $1 Million

Foundation 4 Heroes Raises Spirits as Johns Hopkins’ Radiothon Raises Over $1 Million

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is one of the premier hospitals in the country and has been able to raise over $20 million since their first Radiothon in 1989. At the helm again was The Mix 106.5. With volunteers answering phones, they broadcasted from the lobby, appealing to the airwaves for help and the community...
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SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

Fourteen teams from Charles County Public middle and high schools competed in the 2017 Southern Maryland VEX League Robotics Championship held Feb. 4 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) La Plata campus. The competition is split into two challenges — one for middle schoolers and one for high school teams. The VEX League...
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NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

It took a few minutes for Ryan Daniels to realize what had happened. The former Marine Corps Staff Sergeant was traveling with a convoy in May 2011 in a restive part of southwestern Afghanistan that had seen plenty of combat action. His mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, had just hit a large, improvised...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cookery and offer delicious and budget-friendly deals during the fifth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your favorite fare...
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Spectacular Scratch-Off Win Sends Lucky Charles County Woman House Hunting

Spectacular Scratch-Off Win Sends Lucky Charles County Woman House Hunting

Shopping for a new home tops the to-do list of Maryland’s newest millionaire, who is a Charles County scratch-off fan. The lucky 54-year-old won $1 million playing the Maryland Lottery’s Million Dollar Spectacular game. The Bryans Road resident found her lucky $20 instant ticket after visiting her sister. She stopped at Bryans Road US...
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The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

A need to acquire beer and wine for a small family gathering later that night put Jordan, a concierge from Bowie, and his mom, at the right Lottery retailer at the right time to scoop up a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win. They stopped at Woodmore Wine & Spirits in Lanham for the party supplies...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/22/2017 is Nigel Featured Pet: Nigel Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Nigel is a handsome 2-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He is an adorable, sweet, loveable boy looking for his forever home. He gets...
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Lusby Grandmother Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize

Lusby Grandmother Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize

An unusual thirst for a soda put Judy Lilley of Lusby in the path of Lottery luck and a $10,000 top-prize win on a 10x Cash scratch-off. The mother of two grown children and two grandsons, Judy said she craved a soda last Sunday and headed to the community store, Mimi’s Station in Lusby,...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is excited to announce they now accept ONLINE donations! All donations go to their Veterans Assistance Fund, which is used to assist the residents as their needs arise such as dental and optometry costs, Final Honors arrangements, personal care items, various sponsorship projects, and activities in and outside the home....
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Somers Students, Staff Shoot Hoops for a Great Cause

Somers Students, Staff Shoot Hoops for a Great Cause

Students and staff at Milton M. Somers Middle School battled each other on the basketball court last week to benefit the American Heart Association’s Hoops For Heart program. Students could donate a minimum of $2 to the cause and earn a chance to play basketball against a team of teachers. Students were able to...
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Job Fairs Help Those Looking for Summer and Seasonal Jobs

Job Fairs Help Those Looking for Summer and Seasonal Jobs

The Calvert County Parks and Recreation Division announced today it is expanding its annual Student Job Fairs to include anyone looking for summer or seasonal employment. In addition, Parks and Recreation is adding a third fair in southern Calvert County. Mark your calendar for the following three Parks and Recreation Summer Job Fairs: •...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 02-15-17 JOEY Featured Pet: Joey Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (14 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 Joey is beautiful red 3-year-old Chihuahua Mix.  This adorable boy is loveable, affectionate and...
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Lottery Luck Gives Retired Postal Worker A Special Delivery

Lottery Luck Gives Retired Postal Worker A Special Delivery

A Prince George’s County woman stopped at a favorite Maryland Lottery retailer last week for a scratch-off, hoping to tap into the same luck that produced a $10,000 win last March. The 50x The Cash instant game she selected gave the retired postal worker a special delivery that met her hopes tenfold. Having spare...
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2017 Visitors Guide Showcases Why Calvert County Is a Favorite Destination

2017 Visitors Guide Showcases Why Calvert County Is a Favorite Destination

The 2017 Calvert County Visitors Guide is now available. Use the Visitors Guide to find information on shopping, restaurants and visitor attractions like Calvert Cliffs State Park, Breezy Point Beach & Campground, Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the Patuxent Wine Trail and many other fun and fascinating attractions. The guide also...
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Graphic Design Student Chosen for Disney Dreamers Academy

Graphic Design Student Chosen for Disney Dreamers Academy

St. Charles High School junior Antjuan Goodwin dreams of becoming a graphic artist after he graduates in two years. He splits his school day between classes at St. Charles and the Interactive Media Production program at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, where he is learning how to make his dream come to life....
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St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $100,000 Scratch Off

St. Mary’s County Woman Wins $100,000 Scratch Off

Good things happened in threes for lucky St. Mary’s County resident “Charlene,” who bought three Maryland Lottery scratch-offs and won all three times. Her most prestigious prize on the day of her winning streak was $100,000 on the Maximum Jackpot game. “I really don’t play on a regular basis,” said the federal government employee....
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