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Retired Postal Carrier Delivers Soup and $50,000 Lottery Prize

Retired Postal Carrier Delivers Soup and $50,000 Lottery Prize

Shady Side resident David Williams has delivered everything from ice cream to mail over the years. This week, while picking up carryout food at a local restaurant, the retired postal carrier added a $5 Hot Hand scratch-off to his purchase and delivered his own $50,000 top-prize win! The 80-year-old began his career as an...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RED

Wednesday’s Pet is RED

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/22/2016 RED Featured Pet: Red Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (39 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Red is a 9-year-old friendly boy that came into rescue as a stray. He had obviously had a run in...
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Operation Backpack Registration Opens July 5

Operation Backpack Registration Opens July 5

Registration for Children’s Aid, Inc’s Operation Backpack Program opens July 5, 2016. Calvert County families in need of new backpacks and school supplies for their children can register online at www.TheChildrensAid.org. Participation in this year’s Operation Backpack Program is limited to the first 170 registrants. Approved families will receive an appointment time to pick-up...
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Washington sworn in as Student Member, Board student liaisons named

Washington sworn in as Student Member, Board student liaisons named

The Board of Education on June 14 met its new student representative for the coming school year, North Point High School rising senior Da’Juon Washington. He was sworn in as the Student Board Member at the start of the Board’s monthly meeting by Board Chairman Virginia McGraw. Washington may have been familiar to the...
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Calvert Memorial Hospital Names Rose Essex Employee of the Year

Calvert Memorial Hospital Names Rose Essex Employee of the Year

Calvert Memorial Hospital celebrated its 41st annual Employee Recognition Banquet at the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa on May 14. Retirees were honored and service awards were given to employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. Delores Jones, who works in Endoscopy, was given a standing ovation for 40 years...
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Sabre Systems, Inc., Awards STEM Scholarship to Virginia Sun

Sabre Systems, Inc., Awards STEM Scholarship to Virginia Sun

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology senior Virginia Sun of Great Falls, Va., has been awarded a $1,500 college scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in recognition of her outstanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) accomplishments. Ms. Sun was presented with her...
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International Fair at McDonough High School Offers Passport to the World

International Fair at McDonough High School Offers Passport to the World

At Maurice J. McDonough High School, world geography was scrambled May 31 with Vietnam next to Spain, Jamaica bordering Pakistan, Finland neighboring Portugal. Several of the school’s students — immigrants or the children of immigrants — hosted an International Fair to showcase the cultures of their native countries. The newly formed International Club came...
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Commissioners Recognize Father Andrew White School’s Destination Imagination Hidden Six Team

Commissioners Recognize Father Andrew White School’s Destination Imagination Hidden Six Team

Leonardtown’s Father Andrew White, S.J. School recently competed in the Destination Imagination (DI) program. Destination Imagination is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization which has developed a highly successful educational program encouraging students from kindergarten through university to develop and use creativity, teamwork, and problem solving skills in the arts, science, engineering, social science and...
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Celebrity Reader Shares Firefighter Story, Writing Experiences

Celebrity Reader Shares Firefighter Story, Writing Experiences

Author and president of J2B Publishing in Pomfret, James Burd Brewster visited children at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland recently, read his book “Uncle Rocky: Fireman Fire!” and offered them the chance to dress the part of the main character. After the reading, students asked Brewster questions...
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Honors Students From Calvert County Help Finish Crucial North Beach Shoreline Restoration

Honors Students From Calvert County Help Finish Crucial North Beach Shoreline Restoration

Honors Biology students from Huntingtown High School helped put the finishing touches on their town’s major shoreline restoration project today, and discussed how critical this work is for protecting their town with project managers and town officials. Project Managers from Environmental Concern, the nonprofit tasked with managing the restoration work, were on hand to...
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John Hanson Seventh Grader Organizes Food Drive

John Hanson Seventh Grader Organizes Food Drive

Yachi Madaan is the type of kid who when a teacher stops her in the hall and has a last minute favor — would she mind leading the Pledge of Allegiance at an assembly — she doesn’t hesitate before shrugging and saying, “Sure.” Madaan, a John Hanson Middle School seventh grader, also didn’t miss...
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Calvert Marine Museum Donates 3D Printer to Patuxent High School

Calvert Marine Museum Donates 3D Printer to Patuxent High School

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) recently donated a 3D printer to the Science Department at Patuxent High School (PHS). This was made possible by the MakerBot Buy Two, Give One Promotion. The PHS staff and students are thrilled to put this machine to work! It all began last fall when CMM received a Museum...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Volunteer Awarded Elks’ Veteran Volunteer of the Year

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Volunteer Awarded Elks’ Veteran Volunteer of the Year

On June 11, 2016, John Curran, a familiar face at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, received the “Elks National Veterans Service Commission Veteran Volunteer Award 2015- 2016″. John is a 50-year member of the Elks and a member of Calvert Lodge 2620 in Prince Frederick for the last 16 years. John has donated thousands of hours...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MAGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MAGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/15/16 is MAGGIE Featured Pet: Maggie Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site, HERE  Maggie is a cute 2-year-old mix- ChiWeenie. She is a loving, sweet, gentle,...
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Powerball Win Puts St. Mary’s County Man in ‘Total Shock’

Powerball Win Puts St. Mary’s County Man in ‘Total Shock’

So much time had passed since Les Koslofsky and his wife picked a sequence of numbers to use when playing Lottery games that he didn’t realize he’d won when he looked at results of a recent Powerball drawing. The collection of family birthdays brought home a $50,000 prize, which put the Southern Maryland couple...
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Corporal Calloway of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a Good Egg

Corporal Calloway of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a Good Egg

Last week, North Point High School Principal Michael Simms gave Corporal Rhett Calloway, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office the coveted “Golden Egg Award” for his outstanding service to the students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program. “Cpl. Calloway works hard to provide his students with opportunities to learn about law enforcement in and out of the...
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SMECO Awards College Scholarships to Four High School Seniors

SMECO Awards College Scholarships to Four High School Seniors

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has awarded four scholarships to high school seniors for 2016. Each year, SMECO awards four college scholarships to students who live in the Cooperative’s service area. Scholarships are based on the applicants’ scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. SMECO has awarded scholarships to 96 students in...
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Hogan Turns 60, a Man of Many Hats

Hogan Turns 60, a Man of Many Hats

Hats off to Gov. Larry Hogan who celebrates his 60th birthday Wednesday, May 25. Or maybe it should be a tip of the hat for this man of many hats. It’s an old maxim for politicians not to put on funny hats, with the exception of baseball caps sometime worn for outdoor activities with...
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Celebrate International Mud Day at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center – Come Get Muddy!

Celebrate International Mud Day at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center – Come Get Muddy!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Dowell (Solomons), Maryland, is hosting its second annual Mud Day on Sunday, June 26 from Noon to 4pm. International Mud Day celebrates the joy of childhood, nature, and our deep connection to the earth. Join us for this family-friendly event where families are encouraged to stomp, splash...
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Writers’ Association Announces Contest Winners

Writers’ Association Announces Contest Winners

The Maryland Writers’ Association, Charles County Chapter, selected five young writers as winners in their new contest for fiction and poetry. Two high school students: Alicia Brosco (9th grade, Westlake High School) ; and Elmira “Ellie” Karimi (10th grade, McDonough High School) won first place in their categories. Brosco’s short fiction, “His Daughter,” tells...
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Sabre Systems Inc., Awards STEM Scholarship to Gabrielle Sandy

Sabre Systems Inc., Awards STEM Scholarship to Gabrielle Sandy

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Henry E. Lackey High School senior Gabrielle Sandy of Nanjemoy, MD., has been awarded a $1,500 college scholarship in recognition of her outstanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) accomplishments. Ms. Sandy was presented with her award on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Henry E....
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CCSO K9 Unit Receives over $20,000 Donation from Greater Waldorf Jaycees and Community Partners for K9 Protective Vests

CCSO K9 Unit Receives over $20,000 Donation from Greater Waldorf Jaycees and Community Partners for K9 Protective Vests

The Greater Waldorf Jaycees is well known throughout Charles County as an outstanding community service organization, and recently the CCSO K9 Unit benefitted from their kindness and generosity. On Friday, May 20, the Jaycees held a “Designer Purse Bingo” event to raise money to purchase K9 protective vests. The community responded with overwhelming support....
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Bring Sick Teddy Bears Back to Health at “EMS for Children Day”

Bring Sick Teddy Bears Back to Health at “EMS for Children Day”

The Department of Emergency Services is hosting the 2016 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity for children to meet emergency personnel, ask questions, and make connections. Children are encouraged to bring...
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Glen Burnie Butcher Carves Out $10,000 Scratch-off Win

Glen Burnie Butcher Carves Out $10,000 Scratch-off Win

While on a break from work a couple of days ago, a Glen Burnie man decided to buy and play his daily batch of scratch-offs. He purchased two Maximum Jackpot tickets from the Food Lion in Severna Park and won $10 on the first one he scratched. Feeling good about making his money back...
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St Michael’s 30th Annual Auction and Yard Sale

St Michael’s 30th Annual Auction and Yard Sale

On June 17th and 18th, St. Michael’s School in Ridge, MD will host its 30th Annual Auction and Yard Sale. Parents and grandparents are at school checking in donations. Wonderful items are appearing, even a boat. Our auction and yard sale spans two days of fun and food. The entire St. Michael’s community works...
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