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Final Summer Fun Contest to Thank You!!

Final Summer Fun Contest to Thank You!!

For each month of summer (June, July and August) we’ve chosen to “give back” and say “thank you.” For June’s Kings Dominion Season Passes Contest – Tunisha B was the winner with perks!! For July’s Bushel of Crabs Contest – Carrie W was the winner with no complaints!! August is a competition for you to decide:...
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DNR Forest Service Honors Top Employees of 2015

DNR Forest Service Honors Top Employees of 2015

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Service has honored three top employees for their significant contributions to help enhance and conserve Maryland’s forests. The winners are: Jamie Weaver, Forester of the Year; Shannon Wolfe, Ranger of the Year; and Sue Mahanes, Employee of the Year. “It is with a great deal of...
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Camp Phoenix a Success for Grieving Children and Camp Volunteers

Camp Phoenix a Success for Grieving Children and Camp Volunteers

Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. Camp was held on July 8, 9, & 10 at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. This year 19 children attended camp and enjoyed swimming, crafts, sports, and other traditional camp activities as well as support group discussions, various activities...
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Cars Cruise in to Support Always Fighting for Kayla

Cars Cruise in to Support Always Fighting for Kayla

When a child battles cancer, families have to contend with more than the disease. Medical costs and day-to-day finances can add up, adding stress to an already difficult situation. In 2013, Always Fighting for Kayla was founded to help Southern Maryland families financially while their child fights cancer. The organization also helps families with...
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Lexington Park COPs UNIT Receives John F. Sobola Award

Lexington Park COPs UNIT Receives John F. Sobola Award

On July 21, 2015, Chief Shawn Davidson from the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, Company 39, presented the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPs UNIT with the 2015 John F. Sobola Award. “All of the interactions we’ve had with the members of the Lexington Park COPs UNIT have been positive. We love...
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Custodial Contractor Cleans Up with Racetrax Superfecta Win

Custodial Contractor Cleans Up with Racetrax Superfecta Win

A Severna Park man’s memory of his late son propelled him to the biggest Maryland Lottery win he has ever enjoyed – $31,320 on a Racetrax Superfecta bet. The 70-year-old school custodial contractor’s son died in a construction accident more than 30 years ago. He regularly uses his son’s birth year – 1965 –...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BETSY

Wednesday’s Pet is BETSY

Wednesday’s Pet for 07/22/2015 BETSY Featured Pet: Betsy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Pit Bull Mix Sex: Female Size: Small/Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Betsy is a 2-year-old Female Pit Bull Mix. She is a wonderful, loving dog. Betsy does fantastic in playgroups with other...
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CCYL 9U Chargers ~ Congrats on Your Accomplishment!!

CCYL 9U Chargers ~ Congrats on Your Accomplishment!!

At the end of the 2015 spring baseball season, twelve players from CCYL (Charles County Youth League) were selected to the 9U Charles County Chargers All-Star team. The players ranging in age from 9-10 years old were afforded the opportunity to compete in the 2015 Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Maryland State Baseball Tournament held at...
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NEW at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

NEW at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, is now offering Eco-Explorations on Wednesdays from 10 am to 11 am. Come visit and take a little Eco-exploration lead by our new staff Naturalist, Hester Burch, as she leads youngsters and their caregivers on a hands-on exploration of the natural world of Annmarie Garden....
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Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan Host 8th Annual Buy Local Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan Host 8th Annual Buy Local Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the 8th annual Buy Local Cookout at Government House Thursday, July 16th and officially recognized Maryland’s “Buy Local Challenge Week,” which encourages Marylanders to incorporate at least one locally grown, produced or harvested product into their meals each day. Governor Hogan officially declared July 18-26...
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Chick-fil-A will host a Spirit Night Fundraiser for the Bluegrass for Hospice-2015

Chick-fil-A will host a Spirit Night Fundraiser for the Bluegrass for Hospice-2015

The Chick-fil-A will be the host for a Spirit Night Fundraiser for the Bluegrass for Hospice-2015. Held on Tuesday July 21, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, the night will feature live Bluegrass music performed by local musicians, Jay Armsworthy, Charlie Thompson, Guy Herbert, and Troy Jones. There will also be 50/50 raffles and...
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Mia Speaks with Local Musician’s ~ Franklin Square Band

Mia Speaks with Local Musician’s ~ Franklin Square Band

Seven men with service action and support backgrounds put aside their busy lives of work, family, and fire fighting once a week and trade their fire hoses for instruments of a completely different nature – musical. These seven men, along with their manager, Pam Butler, make up the Franklin Square Band. The Franklin Square...
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Calvert County 4-H Members at MD State 4-H Horse Jamboree

Calvert County 4-H Members at MD State 4-H Horse Jamboree

The Maryland 4-H Horse Jamboree was held June 26-28, 2015 at the Claggett Center in Buckeystown, Maryland. Hosted by Montgomery County 4-H, the Jamboree brought together 4-Hers with a passion for horses to learn, share, compete, and have fun. A total of 58 4-Her members from 9 counties (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Frederick,...
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Raley Honored with EMS Person of the Year Award

Raley Honored with EMS Person of the Year Award

Once a year, the Maryland State Fireman’s Association honors one of its own for going above and beyond the call of duty. This year, the association has awarded Lt. Joan Raley of the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, its Josiah Hunt EMS Person of the Year Award. Given in recognition of a Maryland EMS...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HOMER

Wednesday’s Pet is HOMER

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/15/15 is HOMER Featured Pet: HOMER Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Homer is a 2-year-old Beagle that was found as a stray. It appeared a car may have hit him, his rear leg...
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PMA-205 bids ‘fair winds and following seas’ to Marine colonel

PMA-205 bids ‘fair winds and following seas’ to Marine colonel

Acknowledging that he would miss his colleagues in the Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), the Marine Corps department head for PMA-205 marked his retirement from the service July 10 during a ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. “I have served a great organization over the past 26 years,” U.S....
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Free Fishing Classes Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

Free Fishing Classes Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

The Charles County Parks Division and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting free fishing classes at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall).  Classes are 10 a.m. to noon on the following Thursdays:  July 16, July 23, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13. This is a great opportunity for children to learn...
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Charles County Detention Center Hosts 3rd Annual Reentry Fair for Inmates

Charles County Detention Center Hosts 3rd Annual Reentry Fair for Inmates

The Charles County Detention Center hosted their 3rd Annual Reentry Fair on Friday, June 26. More than 50 volunteers representing about 25 organizations from the community set up booths in the gymnasium at the Detention Center to share information with inmates that may assist them upon their release. While the primary responsibility at the...
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Dolphins Spotted in Southern Maryland – Reader Submitted Video & Photos

Dolphins Spotted in Southern Maryland – Reader Submitted Video & Photos

Holly Drumm and Becky Wheaton sent us the following photos and video of dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay. They were taken off the coast in the area of Chesapeake Ranch Estates.  
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Wednesday’s Pet is CHESTER

Wednesday’s Pet is CHESTER

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/08/15 is CHESTER Featured Pet: Chester Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 ½ lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Chester is a 1-year-old playful Chihuahua Mix.  He is a total love...
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Fort Washington Man Finds Mind-Blowing Scratch-off Win

Fort Washington Man Finds Mind-Blowing Scratch-off Win

The idea of buying a Powerball ticket got him in the door but Charles Degree of Fort Washington walked out of a Maryland Lottery retailer holding a top-prize winning product from a completely different game! The Prince George’s County man won $50,000 with a Diamonds & Dollars scratch-off. Mind blowing? Absolutely! Moments before his...
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Decision to Buy ‘Mistake’ Scratch-off Leads to $30,000 Lottery Win for Mechanicsville Man

Decision to Buy ‘Mistake’ Scratch-off Leads to $30,000 Lottery Win for Mechanicsville Man

A Mechanicsville man was downright ecstatic to discover that a Bonus Crossword scratch-off he bought even though it was No. 68, not No. 67, was in reality the perfect ticket for him. That $3 scratch-off delivered the game’s $30,000 top prize! The lucky “mistake” occurred when loyal Lottery player James Bradford went to Waldorf...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Aliyah

Wednesday’s Pet is Aliyah

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/01/2015 is Aliyah Featured Pet: Aliyah Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Miniature Pincher/Dachshund Sex: Female Size: Small (12 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Aliyah is a sweet 2 year old, mixed pup.  She gets along well with other dogs, but would do...
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Waldorf Student Named as Winner of the 2015 Fifth District Congressional Art Competition

Waldorf Student Named as Winner of the 2015 Fifth District Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced Jekko Syquia of Waldorf, Maryland as the winner of the 2015 Fifth District Congressional Art Competition. Jekko is an upcoming junior at St. Charles High School. His artwork is an oil painting entitled, “Reflection of My Dream,” and will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year....
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Fort Washington Army Veteran Doubles His Bonus Match 5 Prize to $100,122

Fort Washington Army Veteran Doubles His Bonus Match 5 Prize to $100,122

A longtime Maryland Lottery player who duplicated his lucky numbers on two lines of a Bonus Match 5 ticket hit not once but twice in the June 22 drawing, becoming $100,122 richer! The 74-year-old Fort Washington resident bought a seven-day, or seven-draw ticket. Bonus Match 5 players can select up to nine lines of five...
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