January 16, 2019

Who’s Who on St. George Island/William Gary Robrecht (1944-2018)

Gary Robrecht

“Some of my fondest memories of the island are of going to Letcher Lampkins’ store in the evening or at night , when the watermen were all there sitting around talking. I would listen with amazement to the stories of the boatloads of oysters and crabs caught in the years gone by.” Gary Robrecht

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Lex Park ArtsPark Stalls, Festival Canceled

ArtsPark

The St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation has canceled its 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival and put its plans for a Lexington Park ArtsPark on hold after conditions changed regarding long-anticipated funding.

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Learn About Positioning, Navigation, Timing

Positioning, Navigation

The Patuxent Partnership will host a conference on matters related to  Positioning, Navigation, and Timing in GPS-denied environments — locations where GPS is not allowed for various reasons. The conference is set for Feb. 5, 2019, from 8 am to 2:30 pm at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, MD.

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Pax Partnership Announces New Leadership

New Leadership

The Patuxent Partnership has announced New Leadership for the new year. The 2019 Board of Directors has been appointed, with five new members and returning members to fill the slate of officers and board members. 

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SlackWater: A Look Back at Old St. Mary’s

The late Sen. J. Frank Raley Jr. worked to modernize the Southern Maryland region, generate economic development, and raise the standard of living. This essay, “Old County — New County,” was first published in 1999.

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Message From the Cap’n: Cold Snaps a Comin’

Government has closed down the readings on the Interpretive Buoy System in the Chesapeake Bay, but nothing is going to stop winter from making its annual mark on the region. Check out Cap’n Jack’s take on it all starting with the fishing report through predictions for another cold snap over the full moon in January 2019.

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Airport Schedules Winter Markets Feb. 9, March 16

st mary's airport

Two more FLY-IN Farmers Markets are now scheduled for Feb. 9 and March 16, 2019, following Santa’s Christmas 2018 visit to St. Mary’s County Airport, inaugurating indoors, FLY-IN Farmers Markets in St. Mary’s County.

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Access to Care Program Gets National Attention

Access to Care

A program that improves access to care for patients at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown has been featured in an article in US News & World Report.

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Pax Partnership Releases Annual Report

Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report for The Patuxent Partnership has been released, and it offers a comprehensive summary of the organization’s activities in the last year. 

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Who’s Who on St. George Island–“Baby Lena” Denny

St. George Island

Lena Marie “Baby Lena” Denny was a “Tom Boy,” growing up on St. George Island, who climbed the Silver Maple trees in her yard until Hurricane Hazel blew them down and missed the school bus on purpose to ice skate on the creek with her best buddy Tommy Poe.

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