July 30, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Register for Healthy St. Mary’s Annual Meeting -

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Entries Sought for DNR Photo Contest -

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Poplar Hill Music Series Continues -

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Save the Date for TPP Annual Dinner -

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Child Care Grants Available to Licensed Centers

Child Care

Licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers in Maryland can now apply for Child Care Stabilization Grants.

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Report Sightings to DolphinWatch App

DolphinWatch

Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have created an app that allows Chesapeake Bay visitors and residents to report dolphin sightings.

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Register for Healthy St. Mary’s Annual Meeting

Healthy St. Mary's HSMP

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership will host the 2021 HSMP annual meeting virtually from 8 am to 5 pm on Sept. 30. Register now.

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2011 PFAS Risk Alert Triggered No Action

PFAS

An inspector general report from 2020 found DoD issued a “risk alert” regarding PFAS in 2011 without accompanying action instructions. The first risk management actions regarding the toxic chemicals used throughout the military for firefighting came in 2016. The IG report comes two years after dozens of lawmakers requested a review.

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VFDs Awarded American Rescue Plan Funds

Rescue Fire

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced $1,037,955 in American Rescue Plan funding for fire and emergency rescue departments in Southern Maryland.

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Entries Sought for DNR Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbugs! The 18th annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest is accepting entries through August 5, 2021.

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PG Delegate Tapped for MD US Attorney

President Joe Biden has nominated Prince George’s County Del. Erek Barron to become the next US Attorney for Maryland. If confirmed, he would be the first Black person to hold the post, and the first Democrat in 20 years.

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SMECO Meeting Ballots on Way to Members

SMECO Ballots

Annual meeting ballots and notices are being mailed to all Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative members. Many members will also receive an email.

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TPP’s Green Named to USMSM Board

Bonnie M. Green, executive director of The Patuxent Partnership, has been appointed as a member of the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM) Board of Advisors.

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Will Women Register for the Draft in FY22?

In addition to wanting more equipment for all services, the Senate Armed Services Committee would like women to begin registering, as to men, for the possibility of a future draft. Currently the US has an all-voluntary military, but almost all male US citizens and immigrants between 18 and 25 must register with the US Selective Service System.

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