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SMECO Holds 77th Annual Meeting

SMECO Holds 77th Annual Meeting

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) held its 77th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. The event is held to give customer-members the opportunity to vote for SMECO members to serve on the Co-op’s Board of Directors. SMECO held the Annual Meeting at the Blue Crabs Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, where it has...
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Republican Women of Calvert County Aide Calvert County Sheriff’s Department ~ “Connecting”

Republican Women of Calvert County Aide Calvert County Sheriff’s Department ~ “Connecting”

On September 2, 2015 Kathy Baker, Carol Benke, Susan Ude and Jo Ann Martin of the Republican Women of Calvert County donated an assorted variety of sports equipment to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. In the spring of 2015, Sheriff Mike Evans had a conversation with Betty Figgins-Hill of the Republican Women of Calvert...
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Catching Up With SoMd Native Navy Petty Officer Chris Harder

Catching Up With SoMd Native Navy Petty Officer Chris Harder

When the U.S. Navy sent Southern Maryland News Net a picture of Tall Timbers native Chris Harder aboard a destroyer recently, we were curious about his work. So we got in touch with Harder, an Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class, to find out more about what he was doing and where he’s headed next. Harder...
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Calvert Marine Museum Helps Grant Last Wish

Calvert Marine Museum Helps Grant Last Wish

Alton Kersey, who died February 20, 2014, was the unofficial “mayor of Solomons” and one of the founding fathers of the Calvert Marine Museum. Throughout his life he worked to make Solomons the special place that it is through dozens of projects, large and small. In his last years, he tended the garden at...
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Commissioners Celebrate Sullivan’s Milestone Wedding Anniversary

Commissioners Celebrate Sullivan’s Milestone Wedding Anniversary

The Charles County Commissioners recognized Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Sullivan, Sr. for celebrating 70 years of marriage today, Tuesday, Sept. 1.  Owna and Marshall were married Sept. 1, 1945, and currently reside in La Plata.  The couple has four children, 11 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.    
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Local Calvert Soccer Team Gains International Experience

Local Calvert Soccer Team Gains International Experience

The CSA Sharks 99G recently returned from a 9 day trip to the UK where they played soccer and soaked up the local culture. They spent 4 days in Newcastle, England experiencing city life, Roman history, the amazing coastline and a friendly soccer game against local team, North Shields. Their travels then took them...
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Thomas Stone High School Receives School of the Year Award for Character Education

Thomas Stone High School Receives School of the Year Award for Character Education

Thomas Stone High School was recently named a 2015 School of the Year award recipient by the Maryland Center for Character Education (MCCE) at Stevenson University. Schools are selected for recognition based on their efforts to promote ethical values and a caring school community, fostering students’ self-motivation, and engaging school staff, families and community...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Ana

Wednesday’s Pet is Ana

Wednesday’s Pet for 9-2-15 Ana Featured Pet: Ana Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Miniature Pincher/Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $150.00 Ana is an adorable 3-year-old Miniature Pincher Mix.  She is spunky, affectionate and calm.  Ana loves to have fun, but also enjoys lounging on...
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MD State Police Leonardtown Barrack & The Southern Maryland Food Bank Join Forces for “Hunger Action Month” 2015

MD State Police Leonardtown Barrack  & The Southern Maryland Food Bank Join Forces for “Hunger Action Month” 2015

Throughout the month of September, the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack has partnered with the Southern Maryland Food Bank in Hughesville to collect food and non-food items for donation for Southern Maryland residents who suffer from the uncertainty of sufficient amounts of nutritious foods. Many Southern Maryland residents, including middle class families, the elderly,...
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Old Timers Gather At Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

Old Timers Gather At Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

On Saturday August 22, 2015 the members of Bay District held a reunion at station 3 for previous and current members from the years 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s. This was organized by our webmaster Jason Adams, former fire chief Mike Stanley and firefighter David Bradshaw. Jason and David live in North...
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Dayton Webber Throws out First Pitch for Blue Crabs

Dayton Webber Throws out First Pitch for Blue Crabs

It was Superhero and Princess Night last Thursday at Regency Furniture Stadium as the Blue Crabs prepared to play the Ducks. Foundation 4 Heroes was asked to come up and be a part of this special night for children. F4Heroes invited their newest member of their team, and without a doubt, an awesome hero...
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Back-to-School Service Project Fills 1,500 Backpacks CSM Partners with Charles County Children’s Aid Society

Back-to-School Service Project Fills 1,500 Backpacks CSM Partners with Charles County Children’s Aid Society

In less than three hours on Aug. 21, College of Southern Maryland employees demonstrated the power of teamwork by stuffing 1,500 backpacks with essential supplies for elementary through high school students who will be heading back to school in Charles County the end of August. “We simply would not be able to do this...
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Photos and Artifacts Sought for 15th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event

Photos and Artifacts Sought for 15th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the 15th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The Department of Community Services is requesting old family photos and Nanjemoy artifacts to showcase. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy heritage to share, or you...
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Charles County Public Schools Recognized for Successful Behavior Intervention Programs

Charles County Public Schools Recognized for Successful Behavior Intervention Programs

Several Charles County public schools were honored by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on Friday, Aug. 14, for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. PBIS programs incorporate school activities that focus on creating safer and more effective schools. Program elements include reinforcement of desirable behavior, use of tangible and social...
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Clements Cuties Benefit Game in Honor of Joy Murphy

Clements Cuties Benefit Game in Honor of Joy Murphy

On Saturday August 22nd at Cryers Back Road Inn, the Clements Cuties played the Women’s over 30 League Allstars in a benefit softball game. The benefit was for the surviving daughters of Joy Bowling Murphy who passed away on May 12th of this year at the age of 40. The Clements Cuties are a...
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Special Thursday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Homer

Special Thursday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Homer

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/26/15 is Homer Featured Pet: Homer Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (26 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Homer is a handsome 5-year-old beagle that is in need of a forever home. The rescue has little history...
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Super Gabe gets a Super Fundraiser

Super Gabe gets a Super Fundraiser

Last Friday The Lounge @ Bollywood hosted a fundraiser for Gabriel Sanchez who is recovering and starting rehab after a double lung transplant he received before the age of one. He loves Superman so a superhero-filled night seemed to be a perfect idea. DJ PJ spun the tunes to the crowd’s delight and then...
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Navy Petty Officer Chris Harder of Tall Timbers, MD, Serves Aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93)

Navy Petty Officer Chris Harder of Tall Timbers, MD, Serves Aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93)

On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends...
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Rocktoberfest Raffle to Benefit Education Programs for Young Artists

Rocktoberfest Raffle to Benefit Education Programs for Young Artists

Rocktoberfest 2015, presented by the La Plata Business Association (LPBA) and produced by Island Music Company, announced today that Charles County Public Schools is the beneficiary of the raffle fundraiser to be held at the small-town rock music festival in the heart of the downtown business district of La Plata for music lovers of...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Jennifer Todd and Family Tradition

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Jennifer Todd and Family Tradition

There are many ‪#‎CCSOMD‬ employees who generously give their time outside of work to the community, and today we would like to spotlight someone who has made it a family tradition. Jennifer Todd, who works in the Automated Enforcement Unit, has proudly volunteered with the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department as an EMT, certified...
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Calvert Memorial Hospital’s 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk October 3rd

Calvert Memorial Hospital’s 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk October 3rd

Calvert Memorial Hospital will host their 6th annual 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, October 3. Participants can run or walk around beautiful Solomons Island and help raise funds for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. Kasia Sweeney, associate vice president of corporate communication and client service, says, “Last year, close to 1,000 people...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Announce Launch of Official Facebook Page

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Announce Launch of Official Facebook Page

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack is pleased to announce launch of its new official Facebook page. The barrack will use Facebook to post the road closures, upcoming events, requests for assistance from the public, noteworthy arrests, employment opportunities, press releases, recent crime information, etc. Residents are encouraged to “like” the page to receive...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MELLIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MELLIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/19/15 MELLIE Featured Pet: Mellie Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Maltese/Shih Tzu Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE) Mellie is a super sweet Maltese Shih Tzu Mix. She is affectionate, sociable, happy and...
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Mechanicsville Student Named to Dean’s List at Berkeley College

Mechanicsville Student Named to Dean’s List at Berkeley College

Claudeen Seal of Mechanicsville in Saint Marys County, MD, has been named to the Dean’s List at Berkeley College for the Spring 2015 Quarter. “I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.” Berkeley...
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CCSO Camp and Students Stand Together to “Just Say No”

CCSO Camp and Students Stand Together to “Just Say No”

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) hosted the 27th Annual Just Say No Camp from August 3-6 at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata campus. More than 40 children between the ages of 10 and 13 years old attended the camp, making it one of the program’s largest turnouts. The students, who were...
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