July 22, 2017

Calvert Student Wins Hoyer Art Competition

Calvert Student Wins Hoyer Art Competition

A Calvert County student has won the 2017 Fifth District Congressional Art Competition held by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer.

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Navy Urged to Revise Ship Delivery Policy

ship delivery policy

The Government Accountability Office is urging the US Navy to revise its ship delivery policy to keep defective and incomplete ships from entering the service branch’s operational fleet. Shipbuilders often deliver ships to the Navy with multiple defects.

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Wound Healing Center Receives Honors

healing

The Wound Healing Center at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown has been named a Center of Excellence and Center of Distinction for 2016 by the company Healogics, America’s largest provider of advanced services for wound care.

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Buzz On In to Annmarie’s Insectival

Insectival at Annmarie Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center wants visitors to buzz on in to Solomons and learn about insects. Insectival will be held from noon to 4 pm Sunday, July 30, 2017.

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Chaos Is New Normal on Internet

New Normal on the Internet cyber

The world has entered into a new era of cyber conflict. Recent “ransomware” events show chaos and disruption are the new normal on the Internet.

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Solar Facility Coming to La Plata

solar facility

A new solar facility is about to be built in La Plata, through an agreement between Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and Origis Energy USA.

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Visit Smith, Tangier Islands Aboard North Star

North Star Trips to Smith Island

The North Star, based out of St. George Island, will now offer trips across the Chesapeake Bay to Smith and Tangier islands.

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Hunt to Lead County Land Use Dept.

Hunt to Lead County Land Use Dept.

After serving as interim director of Land Use and Growth Management for St. Mary’s County Government, Bill Hunt has been appointed to the position by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. The appointment will take effect June 30, 2017.

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K-9 Handler Earns Certification

K-9 Handler Earns Certification

DFC Lacey Johnson and K-9 Brix of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office recently were certified after completing the Basic Canine Handler Course.

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National Night Out Set for Aug. 1

National Night Out

Neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County will be teaming up with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 1, 2017, for the annual National Night Out. Deputies will spend time in neighborhoods, which will plan block parties and more to bring out residents for a visit from 6 to 8 pm.

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