September 24, 2017

Ribbon Cut on Lancaster Park Improvements

Lancaster Park

Now that major improvements have been made at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, a ribbon-cutting ceremony has been set Sept. 26 to celebrate.

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Voices of Maryland Women Heard at Forum

Voices of Maryland Women

Two women’s groups are working together to make sure the issues faced by Maryland women are given their due consideration. The Maryland Commission for Women and the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women are working together to create the Voices of Maryland Women Forum from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Leonardtown.

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Hospital Board Gains Five New Members

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital adds five members to its board of directors, a volunteer body dedicated to fulfilling the mission, vision, and values of the community hospital. The new members are Karen Garner, Micheline Lopez-Estrada, Rick Tepel, Krista Wall, and Vince Wittles.

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County: Please Remove Basketball Hoops

basketball hoops

Kids will soon be spending less time outdoors, and the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation is reminding residents that now is a good time to remove portable basketball hoops from public roadways.

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Mathnasium, PTA Partner for Math Nights

mathnasium math nights

Bringing families together to enjoy math and science is a great way to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and math — or STEM — careers, and Mathnasium is now working with National PTA in those efforts.

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Donations Sought for Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Relief

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is providing assistance to active duty and retired Marines and sailors in Texas and Louisiana who are experiencing financial difficulties in the wake of the recent hurricanes.

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College Fair Comes to St. Mary’s Sept. 19

college fair

Students and parents can get answers to all of their questions about life after high school during the Southern Maryland College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.

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BHAT Panel Tackles Suicide Prevention

suicide

The Behavioral Health Action Team has scheduled a panel discussion on suicide prevention from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Daugherty-Palmer Commons at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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Athlone Drive to Close for Two Weeks

Athlone Drive

Progress is quickly being made on the major improvements to FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, but that means a small section of Athlone Drive will be closed for about two weeks in September.

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Prepare for Weather-Related Outages, SMECO Urges

Prepare for Weather-Related Outages, SMECO Urges

SMECO is urging its customer-members to take steps to prepare for possible weather-related power outages due to the potential heavy rains and high winds that could face Southern Maryland during this year’s hurricane season.

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