June 27, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Greenwell Foundation Has Programs for Vets


Being close to Naval Air Station Patuxent River puts the Greenwell Foundation in a position to reach out to local service members, both active and veterans alike, to offer nature-based therapeutic and recreational programming.

Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing in Lex Park

Walk-Up COVID Testing in Lex Park

Updates: Walk-up COVID-19 testing for St. Mary’s County residents will be offered in Lexington Park noon to 8 pm Wednesday, June 17. Business relief fund criteria changes.

Catapult Launch a Test, Not Hair-Raising Mishap

Videos, from two different angles, show a lowienergy catapult launch of an F-35C from an aircraft carrier, where it dips and is seen nearing the water. The sink was scary, said one observer, but it was part of the test plan.

Outdoor Dining, Other Activities to Resume; School Food Program Update

Event Updates

May 29 Updates: Outdoor Dining, Other Activities Resume in St. Mary’s; Update on School Food Program

School Food Program Closed May 28 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak


An outbreak of COVID-19 has been identified involving St. Mary’s County Public Schools employees; the public health response involves universal testing of individuals working in the food preparation and distribution system for community feeding programs. As a result, drive-up meal service at all locations will be closed Thursday, May, 28, for deep cleaning and employee testing.

Contact Tracing Efforts Ramping Up in MD


Maryland’s statewide contact tracing operation across all 24 of the state’s jurisdictions will be fully operational next week.

More Cases of COVID-19 in St. Mary’s; 2 at Vets Home


The St. Mary’s County Health Department has confirmed that two additional St. Mary’s residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. One is a man in his 50s whose method of exposure is likely international travel and another is a man in his 70s whose method of exposure is still being determined. The health department also reported that two residents at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home tested positive.

MD Veterans Affairs Annual Report

Veterans Affairs

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs issued its 2019 annual report.

Hoyer: Vets Clinic ‘Taking a Step Forward’

CBOC outpatient clinic

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has been working for years to get a replacement Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Charlotte Hall for veterans, and was pleased when a solicitation announcement was made in January.

Piggin’ on the Patuxent Benefits Vets & Hospice

St. Mary’s Elks launch Piggin’ on the Patuxent this Saturday, bringing Kansas City Barbeque Society-licensed meat to Southern Maryland.