June 19, 2018

  • Biology Students

    Biology Students Get Hands-On Learning at Lab

    Biology students at the College of Southern Maryland got hands-on experience during a recent trip to the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons. 

  • MedStar Scholarship Winners

    MedStar Awards Seven Scholarships

    Seven local students earned scholarships totaling approximately $168,000 from MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown to pursue careers in nursing and allied health.

  • New Engine for F-35 Being Developed

    New Engine for F-35 Being Developed

    An upgrade to the F-35’s engine is being developed. Pratt & Whitney says the changes will give the engine the power and cooling necessary to make the fighter jet even more of a powerhouse.

  • Absentee Ballot

    Deadline Nears to Request Absentee Ballot

    The deadline to request a 2018 Primary Election absentee ballot be received by mail is June 19, 2018. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election for online delivery is June 22, 2018.

  • Slowing Jobs Growth

    Hoyer: Jobs Creation Moving at ‘Muted Pace’

    US employment continued to trend up in several industries, including retail trade, health care, and construction in May 2018. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent.

Leader Exclusives

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Reverse Mortgages Good Fit for Baby Boomers

Reverse Mortgages are proving an excellent fit for Baby Boomers, including those entering retirement still holding a traditional mortgage on their homes. Even those Boomers plan to retire in their homes and renovate those homes if their health and comfort requires.

ASEC Earns TPP Member of Year Award

ASEC Earns TPP Member of Year Award

Aviation Systems Engineering Company was honored for its outstanding leadership, community support, and commitment to the economic growth and development of Southern Maryland on May 23 when it was named 2017 Member of the Year by The Patuxent Partnership.

Phyllis Almaraz

Almaraz Is Regional Golden Gloves Champ

Knowledge Boxing Center’s Phyllis Almaraz became a 2018 Golden Gloves Regional Champion in the 112-pound novice division in April.

Pax & Forrest Center Plant Rotary Trees

A community effort involving NAS Pax River, the Forrest Center’s natural resources students, and Lexington Park Rotary added 20 new cherry trees to the Lexington Park ArtsPark, home of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Art & Lifestyle


SMECO 75 Bike Ride Coming Up

May 21, 2018

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is committed to the community, and each year it raises money for a different charity in the region through two main fund-raisers: the SMECO 75 Bike Ride in June and the Charity Golf Tournament in October. 


Feedback Sought Through ArtsPark Survey

May 17, 2018

The entire St. Mary’s County region can benefit from the Lexington Park ArtsPark, and right now the Healthy Eating & Active Living Action Team is hoping to find out what could make the park even better.