January 30, 2015

Opiate Crisis Briefing, Feb. 5

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Opiate and heroin addiction are at epidemic proportions throughout the United States. Hear how Southern Maryland suffers the consequences, Feb. 5 at the Higher Ed Center.

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Homeless Survey in Southern Maryland

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Each year Southern Maryland participates in the Point-in-Time Survey designed to count every sheltered and un-sheltered homeless individual in the region.2015 Point-in-Time

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$12M from USDA Headed to the Chesapeake Bay

Photo by Lorraine Brian, courtesy of The Conservation Fund.

The funds are targeted to improve water quality, part of the new USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program to support wildlife habitat, improve the nation’s water quality, and enhance the environment.

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Park to Honor Harriet Tubman in Maryland

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The National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 established the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Maryland.

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Enhancing Your Social Media Marketing Skills

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The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland social media workshops will be held at the Leonardtown Campus in January and February.

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The 2014 Walden Annual Report Released

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The 2014 Walden Annual Report notes successes but a growing need to address opiate addiction in the community.

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Activists Crowdfund Technology Program

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The youth-led Hands Up United crowdfunded $10,000 in 10 days to pilot a Ferguson Missouri youth technology program.

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More SoMd Vets Win Housing Vouchers

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A second round of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program for Maryland allocated 21 more housing vouchers to be used for housing homeless veterans in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties.

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SMR’s Computer Animation Class Takes Silver

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Mrs. Paula McGuigan’s Computer Animation class was nudged out of first place by only 31 points out of a possible 600.

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Dec. 18 Deadline for Jan. Health Care Coverage

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December 18 is the Last Day for Marylanders to Sign Up for Affordable Health Insurance to begin in January 2015.

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