September 20, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

GM Pool to Close Temporarily for Maintenance -

Saturday, September 19, 2020

‘Water Taxi’ Painting Donated to Museum -

Friday, September 18, 2020

4 Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinics Planned -

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Deadline for Crab Pot Pitch Is Sept. 21 -

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Rise of Lexington Park

Many residents in the north of St. Mary’s County assumed Pax River was a temporary, war-time arrangement, but Jack Daugherty, a Marine pilot stationed at the Pax at the end of the war, and other ex-Navy personnel thought otherwise, and decided to stay.

Little League Launched in Lex Park

“Baseball has long been a staple of entertainment and recreation in St. Mary’s County,” finds Historical Society writer Pat Woodburn, but to get the sport into the hands of youth took the US Navy and Lexington Park Lions.

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.

SlackWater: Navy Brings ‘Boomtown Years’

SlackWater

By all accounts, the 1940s were the boomtown years in St. Mary’s, when workers by the thousands from all over poured into the county to build the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Knights of the Round Table

Slackwater

By the 1960s, the military had come to define Lexington Park. The new boom town became the center of new consumerism in St. Mary’s County.