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J.P. Ryon Elementary School fifth graders find college is a destination

J.P. Ryon Elementary School fifth graders find college is a destination

J.P. Ryon Elementary School fifth graders took in some college courses Friday during a visit to the La Plata campus of the College of Southern Maryland. Destination College, a program that introduces elementary school-aged children to the university experience, has been held since 2011 in La Plata. Campuses in Prince Frederick and Leonardtown also...
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Us Army Band Downrange to play at Sunset Concert Festival on Thursday May 19

Us Army Band Downrange to play at Sunset Concert Festival on Thursday May 19

The St. Charles Companies welcomes the U.S. Army Band Downrange to the free St. Charles Sunset Concert Festival on Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 PM. Joined by the USO, the St. Charles Companies takes great pride in welcoming and celebrating military families throughout the area. In 2002, Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L....
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St. Mary’s College 46th Commencement Ceremony

St. Mary’s College 46th Commencement Ceremony

St. Mary’s College of Maryland graduated 431 students with the degree of Bachelor of Arts on Saturday, May 14. The Commencement address was delivered by Kojo Nnamdi, host of WAMU’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” and “The Politics Hour.” In her charge to the Class of 2016, St. Mary’s College President Tuajuanda C. Jordan said,...
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On Fire: Retired Anne Arundel Fireman Wins $50,000 on Powerball

On Fire: Retired Anne Arundel Fireman Wins $50,000 on Powerball

A retired Anne Arundel County firefighter is up in flames with joy after winning a $50,000 Powerball prize for the drawing held on May 4. The 64-year-old Lottery player, who retired eight years ago, occasionally plays scratch-off games and Mega Millions, and on rare occasions, he plays Powerball. This was one of those occasions. He...
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Commissioners Recognize May 20 as Bike to Work Day

Commissioners Recognize May 20 as Bike to Work Day

On Tuesday, May 17, the Charles County Commissioners recognized Friday, May 20 as Bike to Work Day. Biking to work or to school can help develop good exercise habits, lessen car traffic, reduce pollution and make a difference for your health and our community. The Board of County Commissioners encourage residents to participate in...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Observe National Transportation Week

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Observe National Transportation Week

May 15 – 21, 2016 marks the 64th time the Nation will mark National Transportation Week. The week provides an opportunity for everyone to join together and raise awareness about public transportation and its benefits by encouraging people to ride public transportation. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County marked the occasion by formally declaring...
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Prince Frederick Man Strikes Gold Again

Prince Frederick Man Strikes Gold Again

Mevelyn Cullins III keeps striking gold by playing Maryland Lottery scratch-offs at the Owings Dash In. A $100,000 Lottery winner some four years ago, the Prince Frederick man just found a top-prize winning $50,000 Gold Rush scratch-off at the same lucky Lottery retailer. His good fortune started with a $10 winning scratch-off. Needing to...
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Farm Market Receives Grant to Assist Lower Income and Seniors Purchase Fresh Produce

Farm Market Receives Grant to Assist Lower Income and Seniors Purchase Fresh Produce

The Home Grown Farm Market in Lexington Park has received a $5,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation through the Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission (SMADC) to match weekly SNAP, WIC and senior fruit and vegetable purchases. The grant will cover up to $10 per customer per week. Eligible families can receive double the amount...
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NAVAIR Engineers Recognized by AIAA

NAVAIR Engineers Recognized by AIAA

Two Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) engineers were honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) at the association’s San Diego Section banquet at San Diego State University (SDSC) Apr. 25. Joshua Rivera, aerospace engineer, F/A-18 Hornet Fleet Support Team, received the AIAA’s “Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Research” award for his work...
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Fort Washington Native Serves Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer in Spain

Fort Washington Native Serves Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer in Spain

A 2005 Friendly High School graduate and Fort Washington, Maryland native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Donald Cook. Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrin Gordon is an operations specialist aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of Rota, Spain. Donald Cook is one of four...
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Recreation and Parks Offering Bus Trip to Upcoming Baltimore Orioles – New York Yankees Game

Recreation and Parks Offering Bus Trip to Upcoming Baltimore Orioles – New York Yankees Game

Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? Why not enjoy his special day by taking him on a trip to watch the Orioles take on the New York Yankees! Save money on parking and avoid the hassle of driving by taking a relaxing, comfortable ride on a coach bus to Baltimore. Date: Sunday, June...
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“UNIVERSE” Gives Back to Center For Children

“UNIVERSE” Gives Back to Center For Children

A very successful fundraiser was held on Saturday, April 30 at Grille No. 13 located in Waldorf Maryland. Edward McKnight (Brocky), along with the Universe group orchestrated the fundraising event for the third year in-a-row. The proceeds from that party, among other events that weekend, were donated to the Center for Children, Inc., a...
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CSM Trustee Shares Fun of National Poetry Month

CSM Trustee Shares Fun of National Poetry Month

Students attending the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland were treated to celebrity reader Dr. Janice T. Walthour April 21 as part of National Poetry Month. Appointed to the CSM Board of Trustees in 2007, Walthour is a life-long resident of St. Mary’s County and graduated from George Washington...
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North Point senior honored with engineering scholarship

North Point senior honored with engineering scholarship

North Point High School senior Abigail Payne said she knew from a young age that her passion in learning would involve engineering. It all started with a job shadow trip to where her Dad worked – at a software company – and seeing how she could relate math and science into real-life experiences. She...
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Maryland Governor and General Assembly Provide $1 Million for New Facility

Maryland Governor and General Assembly Provide $1 Million for New Facility

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Speaker of House of Delegates Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller through the Maryland State Legislature have provided a grant of $1 million toward the goal of $10 million that will fund construction of a new facility. “We...
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St. Mary’s County Fraternal Order of Police, Hold Police Week Memorial Service

St. Mary’s County Fraternal Order of Police, Hold Police Week Memorial Service

On Monday, May 9, 2016, the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, in Great Mills held its annual Police Memorial to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice as well as remember their fellow law enforcement officers from who have been killed in the line of duty. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office joins...
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US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble to Play Outdoors in Leonardtown Square

US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble to Play Outdoors in Leonardtown Square

Back by popular demand! Join The US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble live in the Leonardtown Square! Bring a blanket, bring a chair – bring a friend! – and celebrate Armed Services Day listening to big band favorites, jazz classics and swing hits! Weather permitting, the US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble will be...
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Wednesday’s Pet is POLLY

Wednesday’s Pet is POLLY

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/11/2016 POLLY Featured Pet: Polly Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Deformity or injury with her 2 front legs Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium (45 lbs.) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Polly was found abandoned with her 3 puppies on a busy highway, a...
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MVFD Ladies Auxiliary is hosting BBQ Sandwich Dinner this Friday

MVFD Ladies Auxiliary is hosting BBQ Sandwich Dinner this Friday

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a BBQ Sandwich Dinner at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6pm to 8 pm. For $12.00 you get your choice of chicken or pork, baked beans and coleslaw. Eat in or take out (drive-thru). The hall is located behind...
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A few Charles County Officers Made a Momma Duck Happy

A few Charles County Officers Made a Momma Duck Happy

A  momma duck was quacking frantically standing guard by a storm grate last week in Charles County. She was going in circles, periodically looking down between the steel slats. She was quacking so much she got the attention of a citizen who stopped to investigate. When he looked down the grate, he saw eight little ducklings caught in...
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Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Scheduled for June 10th

Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Scheduled for June 10th

On Friday, June 10th, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m. the annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will take off from Mission BBQ in San Souci Plaza. Through the years, the Torch Run has become one of the Special Olympics’ biggest fundraisers, and participating in the Special Olympics...
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ArtsFest 2016 is Coming!

ArtsFest 2016 is Coming!

The Charles County Arts Alliance is pleased to announce our 24th annual ArtsFest, to be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, on the beautiful grounds of the La Plata Town Hall, in La Plata. ArtsFest is the largest arts festival in Charles County, and one of the largest...
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Hoyer Attended Christmas in April Events in Southern Maryland

Hoyer Attended Christmas in April Events in Southern Maryland

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer attended Christmas in April Events on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties, where community volunteers rehabilitated the homes of low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners to improve their living conditions. Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties both have local Christmas in April volunteer organizations that...
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Wanted: Older Adults Who Like to Eat!!

Wanted: Older Adults Who Like to Eat!!

Did you know that St. Mary’s County has three senior activity centers open to independent older adults Monday through Friday where lunch is served? In addition to many fun, exciting activities available, the senior activity centers serve a delicious, nutritious, catered lunch each weekday. Adults age 60 and over can enjoy lunch among friends,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Now Accepting Applications for CAMP D.A.R.E.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Now Accepting Applications for CAMP D.A.R.E.

Now, more than ever, it is important to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. To assist parents and teachers in this effort, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering CAMP D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) a FREE week-long workshop for upcoming 5th and 6th-grade students. Through...
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