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Governor O’Malley Announces 42 Trail Grant Winners

Governor O’Malley Announces 42 Trail Grant Winners

Much of $1 Million in Projects Will Provide Key Trail Network Connections In another step forward for his Cycle Maryland Initiative and for his Statewide Trails Vision “Maryland Trails: A Greener Way To Go,” Governor Martin O’Malley today announces more than $1 million in grants for the Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) Recreational Trails Program...
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Donations for Hurricane Sandy on Their Way

Donations for Hurricane Sandy on Their Way

On Thursday afternoon, Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown was alive with the spirit of helping those in need. For several weeks, the church, along with the Solomons and Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Departments, had collected donations for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Jacqueline Hahn, Director of Communications for End Hunger...
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St. Mary’s Marching Bands Have Winning Season

St. Mary’s Marching Bands Have Winning Season

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is pleased to announce a winning season for all three local high school marching band programs. On November 10, 2012, Chopticon, Great Mills, and Leonardtown High Schools’ marching bands competed in the USBands National Championships. Both Chopticon and Leonardtown High Schools’ marching bands competed in the Group IIA finals...
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HSMC Presents Lecture on The Power of History

HSMC Presents Lecture on The Power of History

On Monday, December 3 from 7pm to 8pm, Historic St. Mary’s City will host a lecture on The Power of History. Historic St. Mary’s City is located 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. Ruth J. Abram, founder of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, will discuss “The Power of History” to address contemporary social issues. The Tenement...
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Citizen’s Academy Students Graduate

Citizen’s Academy Students Graduate

Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron congratulates the graduates of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Fall 2012 Citizens Academy Class who completed their eight-week course on November 15th. The Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy is designed to give citizens an inside look into the Sheriff’s Office day-to-day operation. Academy students learn exciting facts about the Sheriff’s...
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Math Teachers Loker and Dvorak Win MCTM Educator Awards

Math Teachers Loker and Dvorak Win MCTM Educator Awards

Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), is pleased to announce that Ms. Cortney Klann Dvorak and Ms. Rebekah Loker were recognized by the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) as outstanding educators. Each year, MCTM selects one teacher from across the State of Maryland in each of...
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Law Enforcement Conducting Explosive Joint Training

Law Enforcement Conducting Explosive Joint Training

On Monday, November 19, 2012 the Federal Bureau Investigation in cooperation with the Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an Improvised Explosive Joint Training Exercise in Piney Point, Maryland. Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron would like to notify the public that between the hours of 1:00...
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Board of Education Honors Employees

Board of Education Honors Employees

Five exemplary Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees were honored by the Board of Education on November 13. Honored were Kathleen Reamy, Mary Bailey, Jennifer Walsh, Michele Brucculeiri and Kevin Wassie. Reamy is a school counselor at Dr. James Craik Elementary School. She was honored for her willingness to take on numerous roles to...
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Troopers Remind Travelers To “Drive as if Their Lives Depend On It”

Troopers Remind Travelers To “Drive as if Their Lives Depend On It”

The Thanksgiving holiday period is the busiest travel time of the year and the Maryland State Police want to remind those traveling to drive safely because their lives and the lives of others may depend on it. Troopers are joining forces with local law enforcement and the Maryland Highway Safety office to remind motorists...
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CSM Program Awarded 2012 Innovation of the Year

CSM Program Awarded 2012 Innovation of the Year

Nuclear Engineering Technology Partnership Program Recognized The College of Southern Maryland’s Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) Associate’s Degree Program was recognized by the League for Innovation in the Community College as a Workforce Preparation and Development 2012 Innovation of the Year. CSM was recognized for developing and implementing an innovative partnership with an area employer...
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MDA Issues Guidelines for Implementing New Nutrient Management Regulations

MDA Issues Guidelines for Implementing New Nutrient Management Regulations

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) today issued new guidelines for famers and wastewater treatment operations outlining immediate actions necessary to comply with Maryland’s newly revised nutrient management regulations which took effect October 15, 2012. The revised regulations redefine how a farm nutrient management plan is developed and implemented while changing the way organic...
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WANTED: Detectives Seeking Identity of Robbery Suspect

WANTED: Detectives Seeking Identity of Robbery Suspect

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division are seeking the public’s help identifying the suspects responsible for a robbery. Based on a witness’s description, a CCSO forensic sketch artist created a sketch of one of the suspects and investigators are asking anyone with information to call police. On October 23 at...
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Careers in Construction Day

Careers in Construction Day

Careers in Construction Day will be held on December 7 from  9am to 12 pm at the College of Southern Maryland, Center for Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET), 17 Irongate Drive, Waldorf. This CTET career and job fair brings local business and military organizations together in one place to recruit trades workers...
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The Holidays at Annmarie Garden

The Holidays at Annmarie Garden

Maker’s Market on December 1st & Garden In Lights opening December 7th at 6:00 pm On Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, enjoy the final Maker’s Market of 2012, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden). Find unique gifts for friends, family members, children, and colleagues! December’s Maker’s Market...
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Martin’s K-Kids Club, Student Council Collect Pennies for Animals

Martin’s K-Kids Club, Student Council Collect Pennies for Animals

Members of the T.C. Martin Elementary School student council and the Kiwanis Kids, or “K-Kids” club, recently launched a schoolwide penny drive to collect donations for the Charles County Humane Society. There are 38 students at Martin who are part of the K-Kids club, which is a part of Kiwanis International, a group that...
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Don’t Miss All of the Seasonal Events Planned for December

Don’t Miss All of the Seasonal Events Planned for December

Don’t miss all of the seasonal events planned for December at the Calvert Marine Museum. Visit their website for a complete listing of activities. The Museum Store is open daily with gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Remember that museum members save 10% off in the store every day and 20% off on the...
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Recipe for Thanksgiving Road Trip (Maryland Style)

Recipe for Thanksgiving Road Trip (Maryland Style)

511 Brings Travel Information Direct to You With Text and E-mail Messages; SHA Prepares for Holiday Travel and Suspends Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend If you’re not stuffing a turkey this Thanksgiving, then it’s likely that you’re stuffing a suitcase and heading out on the road for what is commonly known as the...
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What Does Sequestration Mean to Southern Maryland?

What Does Sequestration Mean to Southern Maryland?

by Lee Moon, Iona Moon – president and founder of Iona Moon, a California, MD-based defense management consulting firm with over 300 clients nationwide; and by Larry Groves, GCC Associates – a retired Marine Colonel and president of GCC Associates, a Vienna, VA-based defense acquisition consulting firm.   The impending ‘fiscal cliff’ has the potential to...
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World Renowned Watoto Children’s Choir Performing at St. Mary’s Ryken

World Renowned Watoto Children’s Choir Performing at St. Mary’s Ryken

They have performed at Buckingham Palace and the White House and now are coming to St. Mary’s Ryken. The Watoto Children’s Choir will perform at St. Mary’s Ryken on Thursday, December 6, at 7 p.m. in the Romuald Hall Theater on the lower campus. St. Mary’s Ryken is located at 22600 Camp Calvert Rd.,...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECTS: On Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m., officers were called to the 2600 hundred block of Hamilton Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary in progress. The suspects were trying to kick down a rear door of a house....
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County Libraries Now Equipped with Automated External Defibrillators

County Libraries Now Equipped with Automated External Defibrillators

Life-saving equipment available in case of emergencies Customers at all three St. Mary’s County Libraries can now take comfort knowing they will be in good hands if they should suffer a heart attack or other life threatening event. Each location is now equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) unit. Over the past summer...
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Make a List and Check It Twice at the CMM Store

Make a List and Check It Twice at the CMM Store

‘Tis the season to shop locally for your holiday gifts and discover Chesapeake Bay treasures at the Calvert Marine Museum Store in Solomons. Open daily from 10:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., the CMM store has operated for more than thirty-eight years, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and exhibits at the Calvert Marine Museum....
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Fire Destroys St. Leonard Home

Fire Destroys St. Leonard Home

Maryland State Fire Marshalls are investigating a house fire in St. Leonard that has left a local family displaced. On Wednesday, Nov. 14 around 3:26 p.m., fire and rescue crews were alerted to report of a working house fire in the 3700 block of Williams Wharf Road. Crews arrived on scene to discover heavy...
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13th Annual Holiday Highlights Contest

13th Annual Holiday Highlights Contest

The Town of North Beach will  be holding the 13th Annual Holiday Highlights Contest. It will be held on Sunday, December 16, after 7 p.m. Decorate your home or business for the holidays for your chance to win! This year, there will be TWO categories. The first category is houses, apartments and townhouses. The...
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