January 16, 2019

  • Van Hollen Is CSM Commencement Speaker

    US Sen. Chris Van Hollen will deliver the keynote address at the College of Southern Maryland graduation ceremony Jan. 17.

  • Jobs Report

    Hoyer: Dec. ’18 Jobs Report Encouraging

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report shows that payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December 2018, and the unemployment
    rate rose to 3.9 percent.

  • Sailors Killed in Destroyer Collision

    Settlement Reached in Fitzgerald Collision

    Olympic Steamship Company, owner of the merchant vessel, the ACX Crystal, that collided with the USS Fitzgerald in 2017, will pay the US government nearly $27 million as part of a settlement agreement. Seven sailors drowned.

  • ArtsPark

    Lex Park ArtsPark Stalls, Festival Canceled

    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.

  • Positioning, Navigation

    Learn About Positioning, Navigation, Timing

    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.

Leader Exclusives

ArtsPark

Lex Park ArtsPark Stalls, Festival Canceled

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.

Positioning, Navigation

Learn About Positioning, Navigation, Timing

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.

New Leadership

Pax Partnership Announces 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. 

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.

Art & Lifestyle

Flat Iron Farm

Flat Iron Shines Bright for the Holidays

Nov 22, 2018

Flat Iron Farm Christmas 2018 starts Thanksgiving evening at 5 pm at the farm at 45840 Flat Iron Road in Great Mills.

Be A Patron

Be a Patron on Sunday at Museum Stores

Nov 21, 2018

As the holiday shopping season begins, residents of St. Mary’s County are invited to participate in the Be a Patron initiative by the Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point museums for the second year in a row.