October 1, 2016

Waterline Project Topic of MetCom Meeting

MetCom waterline

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is gearing up for the proposed St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement Phase 1 Project No. 2101WR by scheduling a public meeting to notify and inform the community at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The meeting will be in MetCom’s main conference room at 23121 Camden Way in California, MD, and presenters will discuss replacement of the waterline system.

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Smoking Cessation Classes Start Oct. 11

smoking cessation

Get help to quit by attending free smoking cessation classes at the St. Mary’s County Health Department in Leonardtown, MD, from 6 to 7 pm each Tuesday starting Oct. 11, 2016. The program is supported by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and a grant from the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund.

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Hoyer: Recovery Improving Lives of All Americans


US citizens have seen significant improvements in their home and work lives recently as the country continues to see economic recovery, according to a report from the US Census Bureau, and House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, have released a statement to respond to the news.

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Walden Raises Awareness of Drug Overdoses

overdose event at Walden

In early September, Walden invited members of the community to participate in International Overdose Awareness Day by walking a complicated maze, encouraging inner reflection and peace. The event, held at Beacon of Hope, was attended by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the community.

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CSM Employees Make Donation to Humane Society

Humane Society

At the same time that College of Southern Maryland employee Alise Jorgensen was finding her perfect family pet, she was also finding out that the Humane Society of Charles County is the perfect site for used items that could no longer be used in her classroom.

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Hoyer Announces Firefighters Grant


The National Volunteer Fire Council just got a boost from the federal government. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has announced that a $1,069,174 grant is being awarded to the NVFC through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

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Mulch Is Free for St. Mary’s Residents


St. Mary’s County, Md., residents can pick up free mulch at the St. Andrew’s Landfill during regular operating hours. Bring your own shovel. Call for availability at 301-863-8400.

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MedStar St. Mary’s Reaps Marketing Awards


The Marketing, Public Relations, and Philanthropy Department of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital continues to earn recognition for excellence. The department has announced that it earned five health care marketing awards from the Aster Awards Program and the Healthcare Marketing Report.

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Donate Glasses at New Drop-off Sites


With the help of the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, the Lions Club is now making it easier than ever to donate used eyeglasses and hearing aids to people in need.

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Prep for Future at CSM Transfer Fairs

arts season

Most students at the College of Southern Maryland intend to move on and pursue bachelor’s degrees, and the college wants to do everything possible to create an easy transition. During Transfer Awareness Week, Sept. 19-23, 2016, students can learn more about the transfer process.

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