April 22, 2018

It’s Our River: Virginia v. Maryland, Take 1

River by SlackWater

SlackWater: In a 2001 interview, Walter Dorsey, a former state’s attorney and state senator, argues that the Oyster Wars were a figment of the news media trying to justify the Potomac River Compact.

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Insider’s Look at Potomac Oyster Wars

Oyster Wars

Local waterman Clem Cheseldine gave The SlackWater Center an insider’s look at the Oyster Wars on the Potomac River.

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SlackWater’s Circumstantial Evidence Part II

SlackWater's Circumstantial Evidence Part II

Visitors to St. George Island should be warned: Beware of time.

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SlackWater’s Circumstantial Evidence Part I

Circumstantial Evidence SlackWater

The SlackWater Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a consortium of students, faculty, and community members documenting and interpreting the region’s changing landscapes. Oral histories are at the core of the center, which encourages students to explore the region through historical documents, images, literature, and scientific and environmental evidence. Some of this work has been published in the print journal SlackWater, some of which is online, and some published here. The work below was first published in Volume IV Crassostrea virginica in spring 2004. By Anne Grulich If you’re coming to the Island by bicycle, you should stop on the bridge….

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Inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival Draws Hundreds

cherry blossom

The inaugural ArtsPark Cherry Blossom Festival proved a week late for the annual rite of cherry blossoms bursting in Lexington Park, but the green lawns and budding spring trees filled the long-gone Lexington Manor neighborhood with adults, children, dogs, Frisbees, and artists of all stripes and types.

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Share Home Remedies With Slackwater


The SlackWater Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland would like to learn more about use of home remedies, in the past and in the present.

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Robotics Can’t Start Too Soon


Robotics can develop STEM skills from pre-K classrooms through high school, according to the RES Rockets, and they should know.

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Generous Gift Boosts Robotics Team

Robotics Team Margaret Brent MS

Thanks to The Patuxent Partnership members, AVIAN LLC and RPI Group, Margaret Brent Middle School’s robotics team has new robotics equipment … and just in time for this year’s VEX IQ challenge.

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Cybersecurity Programs Start in January at SMHEC

SMHEC Offers Four New HR Classes

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center recruits a new MA degree and graduate certificate program in cybersecurity.

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Lexington Park Joins Public Mural Revival

Lexington Park first public mural

St. Mary’s Community Development Corp. to launch a competition for an artist to paint the first public mural in the “Lexington Park Comes Alive!” series.

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