June 19, 2018

WARM Volunteers Needed!

WARM volunteers

WARM — “Wrapping Arms Round Many” — is a winter emergency sheltering program for the homeless in St. Mary’s County, and is in need of volunteers to help with registration and van drivers.

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SlackWater: When Electricity Came to St. Mary’s

SlackWater

The SlackWater Center examines rural electrification and the changes it brought to Southern Maryland households.

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SlackWater: Calming the Waters

SlackWater: Calming the Waters

Then-state senator J. Frank Raley discussed the Potomac River Compact of 1958 with The SlackWater Center. “The Potomac River Compact was a break with, and generally opposed very strongly by, the County. This was a change taking place, and it was resisted. The new people would vote for, and the old would vote against,” he said.

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It’s Our River, Take 2: Why Should We Give It to Virginia?

It's Our River

In a 2001 SlackWater interview, Walter Dorsey talks about the legislative battle in Annapolis over the Potomac River Compact of 1958. “I think the Compact is probably one of the worst things that’s ever happened to Maryland,” he said at the time.

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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 Oral histories are at the core of the center, which encourages students to explore the region through historical documents, images, literature, and scientific and environmental evidence.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

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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