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Leadership Southern Maryland Selects Teen Leadership Coordinator

Leadership Southern Maryland Selects Teen Leadership Coordinator

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) board of directors announced today that Mr. D. Drew Willard was selected as coordinator of the first Teen Leadership Academy, to be held June 27-30, 2016. Mr. Willard, a social studies teacher at Leonardtown Middle School, comes with a strong background in middle and high school education, as well...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BETTY BOO

Wednesday’s Pet is BETTY BOO

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/27/16 is BETTY BOO Featured Pet: Betty Boo Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Shih Tzu/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (7 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Betty Boo is a cute 5-year-old mystery mix. The rescue’s...
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Chili In The Garden Date Change

Chili In The Garden Date Change

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center’s popular annual event, Chili In the Garden – Chili Cookoff & Classic Car Show,  has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm. The event is typically held in early June, but due to a scheduling conflict, the event has been postponed to October. Chili in...
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Elementary School Students Celebrate Earth Day at NSF Indian Head

Elementary School Students Celebrate Earth Day at NSF Indian Head

As the U.S. Navy continues to lead the way in reducing the Department of Defense’s dependency on fossil fuels, ships across the fleet are utilizing alternative biofuel resources and major efforts are underway to reduce energy consumption ashore, as well. Local students celebrated Earth Day at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, April 21. The...
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May Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

May Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

May is marvelous at the Calvert Marine Museum with activities and events for visitors of all ages. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete schedule of programs. New Temporary Exhibit Opens in the Mezzanine Gallery Vanished Steamboats: The Maritime Art of C. Leslie Oursler captures the spirit of a bygone age through his...
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SMECO Honors Math and Science Teachers

SMECO Honors Math and Science Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 17 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics and science. This year, nine math teachers and eight science teachers from schools in the three counties received awards....
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Winners Named in Color Maryland Green Contest

Winners Named in Color Maryland Green Contest

In celebration of Earth Day, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment today announced the winners of their annual Color Maryland Green contest. A record 300 students, grades K-12, submitted original artwork, film and poetry inspired by their appreciation for the Maryland’s great outdoors. “Through Color Maryland Green, we hope to encourage students...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces New State Parks Partnership

Governor Larry Hogan Announces New State Parks Partnership

In recognition of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration, Governor Larry Hogan and Department of Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton announced today that the Maryland Park Service will honor the national “Every Kid in a Park” program. Through this initiative, which provides complimentary national park admission to fourth grade students and their families, Maryland will...
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SMECO Honors Teachers for Math and Science Achievements

SMECO Honors Teachers for Math and Science Achievements

Six Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers were recently named 2016 Outstanding Math and Science Teacher Honorees by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) for their accomplishments in the area of mathematics and science teaching. One teacher is selected annually at each level – elementary, middle and high school – for excellence in mathematics and...
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Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and Christmas in April Calvert County Partner Again to Help a Veteran!

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and Christmas in April Calvert County Partner Again to Help a Veteran!

Through our partnership with Christmas in April Calvert County we are able to help another veteran in our community with critical repairs needed in his home. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran Critical Home Repair Program allows us to perform many necessary home repairs for our local veterans. Patuxent Habitat has previously helped Mr. Gregory,...
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Scratch-off Delivers $30,000 Birthday Surprise to Clinton Mom

Scratch-off Delivers $30,000 Birthday Surprise to Clinton Mom

A 35-year-old Clinton resident who always buys a Maryland Lottery instant ticket for her birthday unwrapped a sweet surprise this year – a $30,000 top-prize win! The property manager plays scratch-offs every now and then, she said, following no fixed schedule except for her birthday. That tradition, while always adding fun to her big...
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Wednesday’s Pet for is BLUE

Wednesday’s Pet for is BLUE

Featured Pet: Blue Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Husky/Great Pyrenees Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Blue is a large friendly boy, he is approximately 3-4 years old. He found himself in the shelter due to neglect. When he came into rescue,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Receives Award from the Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Receives Award from the Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Agency received the “Above and Beyond” Award from the Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for outstanding service and continuing support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. The Agency was honored during a ceremony on April 9...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Honored by Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Honored by Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support

Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced today Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was honored with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. “The ESGR Above and Beyond Award was created by...
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Calvert County Designated Driver Rewards Program Winners Announced

Calvert County Designated Driver Rewards Program Winners Announced

On Monday, April 18th Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans drew the winning entries of five participants in the Calvert County Designated Driver Rewards Program at the Solomons Island Tiki Bar opening, April 15th through April 17th. Maribeth Wilkins of St. Leonard won the first grand prize of a $1,000 voucher toward a six night/seven...
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New nights have been added to the “Manga Otaku Artist Nights” program at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

New nights have been added to the “Manga Otaku Artist Nights” program at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

Starting in May, due to its huge popularity, the program “Manga Otaku Artist Nights” will expand to twice a month! We will meet both on the first Tuesday and on the third Monday of each month at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch. Events go from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come on in to draw,...
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The Beatles Invasion in Coming to Calvert County

The Beatles Invasion in Coming to Calvert County

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, for the first time in Calvert County, the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (Friends of JPPM) will host a Beatles musical event with the nationally known, Hard Day’s Night, a Beatles tribute band. The fundraising event known as the Affair at Point Farm, A Hard Day’s Night,...
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Elementary MESA teams rise to the challenge at competition

Elementary MESA teams rise to the challenge at competition

The regional elementary Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Day competition for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) was April 1. Held in the gymnasium of North Point High School, more than 500 elementary school students participated in four events — SCRATCH Cyber Security Awareness Game, Effective Communication, Balsa Wood Bridge and Storybook Theme Park....
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Letter to the Editor: Thank you from Calvert Hospice!

Letter to the Editor: Thank you from Calvert Hospice!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of Calvert Hospice, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the generosity of our community in making our Third Annual Culinary Event a truly wonderful evening of caring, friendship, and support. Over 170 guests turned out in support of our organization, making...
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County Employees Honored as People’s Choice Recipients

County Employees Honored as People’s Choice Recipients

Eighteen St. Mary’s County employees were recognized for their efforts in serving county citizens by their colleagues. The “People’s Choice” award honors and recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty and exceed expectations while working to support the mission of St. Mary’s County Government. “Candidates bring a sense of teamwork...
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Re-Stepping of the Dee of St. Mary’s Mast

Re-Stepping of the Dee of St. Mary’s Mast

The Dee of St. Mary’s mast was re-stepped (re-installed) thanks to the collective teamwork of many people and local businesses. Because a large crane was necessary to lift the 76-foot-mast, the Calvert Marine Museum reached out to SMECO for help. SMECO enlisted the assistance of Southern Maryland Crane Rental, Inc. and their contribution made...
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Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration 2016 is this Sunday, April 17

Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration 2016 is this Sunday, April 17

Celebrate Leonardtown’s 16h Annual Earth Day on the Square, Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM in historic downtown Leonardtown and at the picturesque Leonardtown Wharf Park. Environmental and non-profit organizations will be on site to provide information on energy, land and water conservation, recycling, gardening, sustainability, biodiesel fuel and solar...
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Wednesdays Pet is SHADOW

Wednesdays Pet is SHADOW

Wednesdays Pet for 4/13/2016 is SHADOW Featured Pet: SHADOW Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Shadow is a 3-year-old Shepard mix. He weighs 55 pounds, which is the perfect size, not to big not to...
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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to be Held in Support of Men and Women in Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to be Held in Support of Men and Women in Law Enforcement

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services and the Triad/SALT Council invite the community to join them in thanking this year’s Law Enforcement Officers of the Year at the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day ceremony. The event also remembers the men and women who gave...
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Mission BBQ Donates Money to the “Shop with a Cop” Program in St. Mary’s County

Mission BBQ Donates Money to the “Shop with a Cop” Program in St. Mary’s County

On April 7, 2016, Mission BBQ presented Detective Corporal William Raddatz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with a check for $4,707.00. The money was raised during Mission BBQ’s hometown hero cup sales. The proceeds directly benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program. Shop with a Cop, Inc. is a non-profit organization that...
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