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Blue Crab Stock Considered Sustainable, Despite Population Decline

Blue Crab Stock Considered Sustainable, Despite Population Decline

Fisheries experts have encouraged Maryland, Virginia and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission to take a cautious approach to blue crab management as they set harvest regulations for the coming year. In the annual Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report, these experts note that while the 2016 female blue crab harvest was lower than regulations...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for July 1

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for July 1

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, July 1.  The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off...
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Calvert County Division of Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens July 3

Calvert County Division of Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens July 3

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties Monday, July 3, 2017, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Fishing Fundamentals Class Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

Fishing Fundamentals Class Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

The Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is offering a four-day fishing program called Fishing Fundamentals at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall) for children between the ages of 10 – 15. Class is Monday, July 17 to Thursday, July 20 from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Gilbert Run Park...
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Calvert County Announces Independence Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Independence Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered Tuesday, July 4. • There will be no county bus service...
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Chesapeake Hills Golf Course to Close Back Nine Holes for Landscaping Upgrade in July

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course to Close Back Nine Holes for Landscaping Upgrade in July

The Calvert County Division of Parks and Recreation announced it will be planting Bermuda grass on the back nine holes of the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course beginning July 5, 2017. Although the sprigging process only takes a few days, the back nine holes will remain closed for up to four weeks while the grass...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the...
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Governor Hogan Highlights Significant Progress on MD 5 Interchange Improvements in Brandywine

Governor Hogan Highlights Significant Progress on MD 5 Interchange Improvements in Brandywine

One of the record number of road projects happening across the state this summer has reached a construction milestone.  The $55.7 million project at the MD 5 (Branch Avenue) interchange with MD 373 (Accokeek Road) and MD 381 (Brandywine Road) in Brandywine began last summer and is now one-third complete with construction of the...
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Kayak Tours Available at Mallows Bay Park

Kayak Tours Available at Mallows Bay Park

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is offering Sunday kayak tours at Mallows Bay Park (1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy). Paddle through the World War I Ghost Fleet while observing the park’s unique wildlife and historic and cultural features. All tours will be led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Fee includes introductory...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Murder/Suicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Murder/Suicide

The Homicide Unit is investigating a murder/suicide in Hyattsville and Riverdale Park. The victim is 29-year-old Delonta Surratt of 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. The decedent is 20-year-old Jabari Ball also of the 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. On June 23rd, at approximately 10:00 am, officers with the Hyattsville City Police Department were called to the 5500...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

During the week of June 26, to June 30, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

The Calvert County Division of Solid Waste is hosting a free paper shredding event for county residents Saturday, June 24, 2017. The event will be held at the Appeal Landfill located 401 Sweetwater Road, Lusby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. All paper must be removed from plastic bags and cardboard...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces July Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces July Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following July monthly promotions and reminders: Maryland 2000 (Saturday, July 1 to Monday, July 31) During this special month, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees for cats and kittens. The shelter has joined with other Maryland shelters with the goal to find homes for...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on June 21, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on the outer loop of the Washington Beltway, northbound I-495/I-95 south of Kenilworth Avenue Route 201, Greenbelt, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one passenger was pronounced deceased at the...
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Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Addiction counseling, in-person meetings, new hobbies – all of these activities are used by those in recovery. You can now add smartphone applications (apps) to this list. This technology is now being used by many as a tool to help an individual maintain their recovery. Check out a few of the apps* – all free and...
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Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s job totals decreased by 1,600 jobs in May, a decrease of 0.1%. Public sector jobs decreased by 300 and the private sector decreased by 1,300 jobs. Since January 2015,...
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Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Senior Living Services is pleased to announce that it has received a donation of $1,256.43 from the Welburn Organization which operates the two McDonald’s in La Plata and one in Waldorf. Sagepoint was selected as the McCafe for a Cause recipient for the month of May and this donation is the result of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 DEAN Featured Pet: DEAN Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Large (70 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dean was surrendered to our local shelter blind, dirty and frightened.  He went immediately for a much needed...
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Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at approximately 12:50 a.m., firefighters from Bay District responded to Kinnegad Drive, in Great Mills, for a vehicle fire. The accidental fire was caused by a carelessly dropped or discarded smoking material in the plastic driver’s door pocket. The fire was contained to the cab area of the work van. The...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival to Partner with Indian Head Black Box Theater

Southern Maryland Film Festival  to Partner with  Indian Head Black Box Theater

The Steering Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival announced its 2017 Charles County Mini-Fest, made possible through a partnership with the Indian Head Center for the Arts and Black Box Theater. The Inaugural partnership is being held Saturday, July 15, 2017, with a family-friendly block from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a block...
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2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

The annual Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo (SMILE) for youth takes place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 2017, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The SMILE show features youth competitors (ages 6 through 21 years) from around Southern Maryland and more than 300 show animals (beef and dairy cows,...
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CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

It’s summer, so it’s time for Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland. On the program’s first day, June 19, parents and campers were busy finding their classrooms. Counselors were reviewing clipboards and checking in students, all while learning the campers’ names and helping them feel welcome and comfortable. Instructors were...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home was recently selected to receive a “landscape makeover”, valued at over $24,000 by The Home Depot Foundation! On Thursday, June 8, 2017, over 80 volunteers trimmed, planted, and mulched around all 3 entrances, the pavilions, and the courtyard. Volunteers worked through the day and truly enjoyed their time with...
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Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of July.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles County...
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Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Not only is Calvert County home to four outdoor farmers markets each week, but there are an abundance of roadside stands from which to shop for fresh local produce. Right now customers are enjoying freshly harvested asparagus and potatoes. Toward the end of June, zucchini will start hitting the stands and so will blueberries,...
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