September 26, 2023

The Patuxent Partnership in the AUVSI Spotlight

The Patuxent Partnership has been featured in the recent AUVSI Member Highlight.

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Resources Available for COVID Prevention, Testing


With the expected shift to indoor spaces in the coming months, St. Mary’s County Health Department reminds community members of precautions to avoid or treat COVID-19.

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SMECO: Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place

Power Lines

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative offers some advice for those thinking of planting trees on their property: Consider electric equipment near the home and the future of the plantings. And always call 811 before you dig to locate buried utility lines.

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Historical Society Dinner Set Nov. 3

The St. Mary’s County Historical Society’s 2023 fall dinner is approaching. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 3, at Olde Breton Inn.

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DoD Funds 8 New Microelectronics Commons Hubs


The US Defense Department will award $238 million to eight regional “innovation hubs” around the country which will be a part of the new Microelectronics Commons. The hubs are expected to spur development of a domestic microelectronics manufacturing industry. Three of the hubs are located on the East Coast in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and New York.

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History of Pax River Featured in New Book


The Calvert Marine Museum has announced the publication of its latest book, “Before the Base: Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center Property Condemnation Appraisals, 1942.”

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Interpretive Center Open House & Lecture Planned

Interpretive Center

A special two-part event highlighting the contributions of St. Mary’s County’s US Colored Troops and Medal of Honor recipients will be held 10am to 4pm September 26, 2023, in Lexington Park.

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued; Closings Announced

County residents should be aware of potentially destructive weather associated with the landfall of a tropical storm this weekend. Due to anticipated weather impacts from Tropical Storm Ophelia, St. Mary’s County announces several closings.

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Community Conversations Aim to Bring Citizens Together

The Community Mediation Center has planned “Community Conversations,” a series of monthly community dialogs where people of all kinds from throughout St. Mary’s County can discuss topics of interest and concern. Next up will be a conversation at the US Colored Troops Interpretive Center at the Lexington Manor Passive Park on September 24, 2023.

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Historical Society Annual Appeal Underway

St. Mary's County Historical Society

The St. Mary’s County Historical Society’s annual appeal for donations is underway until November 10, 2023. The goal is to raise $25,000.

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