June 29, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

YMCA Feasibility Study Set to Begin

Feasibility Study YMCA

The St. Mary’s County commissioners have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the YMCA of Chesapeake to conduct a feasibility study for a YMCA in St. Mary’s County. In addition, they approved a fundraising study.

Jail Museum to Open During Town’s First Fridays

Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum, a popular landmark in downtown Leonardtown, will be open during Leonardtown First Friday from 5 to 7 pm Friday, August 7, 2020.

Honoring Lex Park Rescue Squad Members

Rescue Squad

The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad presented awards to its members at a ceremony on July 21.

St. Mary’s Celebrates Census Response Rate

Census Response Rate

As of July 27, the 2020 US Census self-response rate for St. Mary’s County was 66.2%. The nationwide self-response rate was 62.6%, while the state of Maryland’s rate was 66.6%, according to figures at 2020census.gov.

Gallery-V Opens First Exhibit: ‘Quarantine Dreams’

St. Mary’s County Community Development Corp. opened its virtual Gallery-V with “Quarantine Dreams,” an exhibit that drew submissions from around the globe. The exhibit can be viewed here. St. Mary’s County Arts Council is a sponsor of the exhibit.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Delivers 100th Bed

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

St. Mary’s County chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace reached a milestone as they delivered their 100th bed!

Reminder: Document Shred Event Aug. 1

shredding event

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services will hold Identity Protection Day from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, August 1, at the Department of Aging & Human Services administrative building at 41780 Baldridge St. in Leonardtown. Shredding services and medication collection will be offered.

Japan Takes Delivery of Its 1st V-22 Osprey

Japan V-22

The first international variant of the V-22 Osprey aircraft flew from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to the Kisarazu Air Field on July 10, where the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force will now operate, train with, and maintain the aircraft.

Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Plans for Safe Return to School

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host a virtual town hall at 4 pm today, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, to discuss the planning process for the return to school in the fall.

Exhibit at Pax Museum Is Out of This World

Exhibit

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum’s newest exhibit, Naval Aviation in Space, features a piece of moon rock on permanent loan from NASA.