February 17, 2019

Comment Sought for Lexington Manor Master Plan

Lexington Manor

Citizens of St. Mary’s County are invited to attend the Recreation and Parks Citizen Advisory Board’s February meeting and provide public comment on a Master Plan project targeted for the Lexington Manor property, located on Coral Drive, next to Lancaster Park.

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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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The Great Flood of 1933 Part 2

Flood

In his memoir, St. George Island resident David Sayre recalls the Great Flood that destroyed the small, isolated waterman’s community in southern St. Mary’s County. The storm struck on Aug. 23, 1933.

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The Great Flood of 1933 Part 1

Great Flood of 1933

In his memoir, St. George Island resident David Sayre recalls the Great Flood that destroyed the small, isolated waterman’s community in southern St. Mary’s County. The storm struck on Aug. 23, 1933.

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13 Burglaries & 2 Robberies Bring More Cops to Lex Park

13 burglaries

With 13 burglaries and two robberies, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is adding more uniformed officers and plain-clothed surveillance personnel in Lexington Park. The department is also looking for help from the community to locate what they believe are as many as half a dozen perpetrators.

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SlackWater: Changes at Cedar Point

SlackWater

The changes at Cedar Point at the onset of World War II transformed St. Mary’s County from an isolated farming community to a newly shaped culture. In 1940, the population of St. Mary’s rested at 14,626, a figure that had remained relatively constant since the first census in 1790. But by 1950, that figure jumped to 29,111.

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Fox 5 Zips Into Lexington Park June 15 – You’re Invited!

Lexington Park

FOX 5 Zip Trip will be at Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, MD, June 15, 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend, get on TV, meet some of the heroes and neighbors of Lexington Park — including County Commissioner Todd Morgan and NAS Patuxent River CO Jason Hammond.

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SlackWater: Navy Brings ‘Boomtown Years’

SlackWater

By all accounts, the 1940s were the boomtown years in St. Mary’s, when workers by the thousands from all over poured into the county to build the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

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SlackWater: Cedar Point Erased to Make Way for Base

Cedar Point

In the late 1930s and early ’40s, rumors had circulated that the military was interested in the Cedar Point peninsula in St. Mary’s County. But days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, government officials and surveyors began the process of condemning the land. The patchwork of farms and settlements would soon be smoothed over to make way for the Navy.

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SlackWater: World War II Transforms So. Md.

SlackWater

SlackWater tells the story of how Southern Maryland, in particular St. Mary’s County, was transformed after the advent of World War II — from an isolated agricultural community to a newly shaped culture, one that reflected the social and economic changes of a larger nation.

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