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Dominion Foundation Supports CSM Robotics Programs Through Competitions, Elementary, Middle Schoolers Develop Interest in STEM Fields

Dominion Foundation Supports CSM Robotics Programs Through Competitions, Elementary, Middle Schoolers Develop Interest in STEM Fields

The College of Southern Maryland received one of 142 educational grants awarded through Dominion and the Dominion Foundation for its K-12 Education Partnership to support the college’s Energy Robotics Challenge Program. The $9,400 grant will be used to host the LEGO Robotics Championship April 16 for elementary and middle schools in Southern Maryland. The competition is intended to nurture...
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First-time Lottery Player Claims $50,000

First-time Lottery Player Claims $50,000

When a Laurel woman walked into 7-Eleven to buy her 12-year-old daughter a Slurpee, something else caught her eye. Although she had never purchased any scratch-offs, she felt the urge to buy a couple Holiday Lucky Times 10 tickets. “I knew my husband had played the Lottery, so I figured why not,” said the...
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2016 Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest to be Held on Jan. 15

2016 Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest to be Held on Jan. 15

Bring your child to the 2016 Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at Davis Community Center (2495 Davis Road, Waldorf) on Friday, Jan. 15.  This free event is open to all youth 8 through 13 years old.  Pre-registration is recommended at www.CharlesCountyParks.com.  On-site registration will begins at 6 p.m. with competition starting at 6:30...
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Shop with a Cop in St. Mary’s Count was a Success for All Involved

Shop with a Cop in St. Mary’s Count was a Success for All Involved

On Saturday, December 19, 2015, Law Enforcement Officers from Southern Maryland took a large group of children to the St. Mary’s Wal-Mart to shop for themselves and their families for Christmas. The day started with donuts and beverages, and then everyone piled into the police cruisers. With lights and sirens, the parade of cars made there way...
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$25,000 Keno Win at Chief’s Bar was One of Two for St. Mary’s County Man

$25,000 Keno Win at Chief’s Bar was One of Two for St. Mary’s County Man

Way back in November down in St. Mary’s County, an amazing double Keno win put Chief’s Bar in Tall Timbers on the Maryland Lottery’s radar as a lucky retailer. Turns out, the two winning Keno tickets belonged to the same player! The lucky 65-year-old turned heads at Lottery headquarters in mid-December when he claimed...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DORRIE

Wednesday’s Pet is DORRIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/16/2015 is DORRIE Featured Pet: Dorrie Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Elkhound/Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Dorrie is between 6 to 9 months old. She is a bit on the shy side but warms up quickly. Dorrie is crate trained...
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Passion Fuels Program Manager’s Return to Gridiron

Passion Fuels Program Manager’s Return to Gridiron

‘‘Tis the season of audibles, blitzes and coaches’ challenges, with college bowl games and professional playoffs sure to leave some in moods nice, and others naughty. Capt. John Bailey, Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B (PMA-234) program manager, is one of the many avid football fans; however, his enthusiasm doesn’t stop with cheering from...
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Nine-Year-Old Wesley Truslow Knows What Christmas is All About

Nine-Year-Old Wesley Truslow Knows What Christmas is All About

Wesley Truslow, age 9, decided to donate $75 of his savings to Calvert County Shop with a Cop. The Shop with a Cop program takes underprivileged kids shopping for Christmas presents for themselves and their families. This years event took place on December 12th. Wesley’s parents Eric and Robin and good friend Kate Troutman...
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Foundation 4 Heroes Thanks Community for Supporting Their Trip to USO Christmas Party for Wounded Warriors

Foundation 4 Heroes Thanks Community for Supporting Their Trip to USO Christmas Party for Wounded Warriors

Just 2 months ago, Foundation 4 Heroes received an invite they had been waiting for, an opportunity to give back to our nation’s heroes; the Wounded Warriors. It all started when the Foundation 4 Heroes’ President rode 40 miles through the NYC streets for charity back in May, he met a woman involved with...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TATER

Wednesday’s Pet is TATER

Wednesday’s Pet for 12-9-15 TATER Featured Pet: Tater Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Tater is a 6-year-old Hound Mix. He gets along great with other dogs and will do well with a fur brother or...
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Charles County Shop with a Cop was a Great Success

Charles County Shop with a Cop was a Great Success

On Saturday, December 5, 2015 the Charles County Sheriff’s Office hosted its annual Shop with a Cop event along with the Town of La Plata Police, Maryland State Police, and Maryland Transportation Authority. Nearly 100 very deserving children from Charles County joined them for breakfast before riding in a police convoy to Walmart, where each child was...
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Staples Law Group to Support Faculty Growth and Development at The Calverton School

Staples Law Group to Support Faculty Growth and Development at The Calverton School

Dan Rocha, Head of School at The Calverton School, announced today that Ted Staples and his law firm, Staples Law Group, LLC, has made a challenge gift of $25,000 to the school. The gift is to be used to support professional development for the teachers at Calverton and to motivate others to do the...
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La Plata’s It’s Academic team wins at county competition

La Plata’s It’s Academic team wins at county competition

La Plata High School’s It’s Academic team earned the top spot in the annual Charles County Public Schools competition held Dec.2 at the La Plata campus of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The La Plata three-member team of T.C. Martin (captain), Justin Cortez and Matthew Fan won in the championship round with a...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Reece

Wednesday’s Pet is Reece

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/02/15 Reece Featured Pet: Reece Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier 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 CLICK HERE.  Reece is a beautiful 4-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy. This stunning girl is affectionate...
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Wounded Warrior Finds New Hope at NAVAIR

Wounded Warrior Finds New Hope at NAVAIR

As Cpl. Jessie Blanton fought his way through the flames of a raging fire in Afghanistan, a tank explosion sent him flying backward with a concussion and burns. Soon he was back to work as part of the Marine Corps search and rescue team where, removing the doors of a truck, the door flew...
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La Plata Police Assist with Toys For Tots

La Plata Police Assist with Toys For Tots

La Plata Police Officers in the Community: For the 5th year in a row the La Plata Police Department is partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the Toys for Tots Campaign. All of the toys collected will be delivered to less fortunate children in Charles County. Donations of new toys can...
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Special Thanksgiving Edition of Wednesday’s Pet

Special Thanksgiving Edition of Wednesday’s Pet

Southern Maryland has many hard working, dedicated rescues that truly make a difference. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re going to highlight a few in this week’s special edition of Wednesday’s Pet. All rescues in our area need help in big and small ways. Happy Thanksgiving! Pets with Disabilities is a nonprofit...
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No Shave November – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

No Shave November – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

In an effort to raise money for Calvert County Hospice, Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 109 are working together during “No Shave November.” Sheriff Evans has advised his personnel he would relax the agency grooming standards from November 7th through December 7th. In exchange for the standards...
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Charles County Awarded Over $98,000 to Prevent Heroin/Opioid Misuse

Charles County Awarded Over $98,000 to Prevent Heroin/Opioid Misuse

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) awarded the Charles County Circuit Court a grant totaling $98,554 to prevent heroin/opioid misuse. The funds will support the Family Recovery Court (FRC) program, which assists families needing services due to parental substance abuse. The grant will fund Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT), and short- and...
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New Eagle Scout Recognized

New Eagle Scout Recognized

Daniel Lathrop of Lexington Park was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge, Maryland, on November 7th. Daniel, a member of Boy Scout Troop 561 in California, Maryland, joined the Boy Scouts of America as a Tiger Cub in 2003. He progressed through the...
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Mechanicsville Couple Wins $10,000 on Scratch-Off

Mechanicsville Couple Wins $10,000 on Scratch-Off

A man’s visit to see his mother last week was punctuated by Lottery luck. The telecommunications employee won a $10,000 top prize in the Maryland Lottery’s 10X Cash scratch-off game, and he has his mom to thank for it. “My mom really enjoys playing scratch tickets, so when I was visiting I asked her...
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La Plata Business Association Supports Fine Arts in Schools

La Plata Business Association Supports Fine Arts in Schools

The La Plata Business Association (LPBA) presented Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) a $10,000 check on Nov. 4 to support fine arts for students. The donation came from the proceeds of the association’s second annual Rocktoberfest 2015, a small-town rock music festival presented by the LPBA and produced by Island Music. The association also...
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Local Students Participate in 2015 Red Ribbon Photo Contest

Local Students Participate in 2015 Red Ribbon Photo Contest

Throughout October, in conjunction with the National Family Partnership’s 30th Annual Red Ribbon Week®, families and schools decorated their homes and campuses to promote living healthy, drug-free lifestyles. Each decoration featured a red ribbon and this year’s national Red Ribbon Week theme: “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.” Now they need your votes to win...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Leta

Wednesday’s Pet is Leta

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/11/15 Featured Pet: Leia Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Terrier/Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Leia is an adorable 4-month-old female Terrier mix. She is a sweet, playful puppy. Leia is great with other dogs and loves to cuddle. She...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RIPLEY

Wednesday’s Pet is RIPLEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/4/15 is RIPLEY Featured Pet: RIPLEY Rescue Group: Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Golden Retriever Sex: Male Size: Medium (50 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Ripley is new to the rescue; he is 2 -3 years old. He looks to be a duck...
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