January 20, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

New Exhibits Greet Visitors to Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point has reopened its galleries, including a variety of new exhibits, to visitors with pre-purchased tickets. The museum has been closed since March due to COVID-19 shutdowns.

St. Mary’s Election Day Vote Centers

Election Day

St. Mary’s County will have seven Election Day vote centers open today, November 3, 2020, from 7 am to 8 pm. These locations are open to all voters regardless of district.

Mobile Food Drive Set Oct. 24

Mobile Food Drive

A mobile food drive will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the Church of the Ascension at 21641 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, MD.

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics Planned

Flu

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is partnering with the public school system to offer free drive-thru flu vaccine clinics for children 3 to 18 at several locations in the county.

In St. Mary’s, Landfill & STS Operating on Columbus Day

Coronavirus

All St. Mary’s County government administrative offices will be closed Oct. 12 in observance of Columbus Day. The St. Andrew’s Landfill, six convenience centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System will be open and operate as normal Oct. 12.

Sierra Club Planting Trees at 3 County Parks

Poster Contest

Volunteers from the Southern Maryland Sierra Club are planting native trees at three St. Mary’s County parks, including John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park.

Community Corrections Center Plan Introduced

Corrections

The St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force, comprised of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, health department, and public school system is announcing plans for the launch of a new Community Corrections Center.

GM Pool to Close Temporarily for Maintenance

GM Pool

The Great Mills pool will be closed for seasonal maintenance and to replace the dome structure to convert from the outdoor to the indoor pool from September 20-25, 2020.

Jail Museum Gets Grant for Runaway Slave Exhibit

Jail Museum

The Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums was recently awarded a $2,300 grant from the National Parks Service for a Runaway Slave exhibit at the Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown.

‘Water Taxi’ Painting Donated to Museum

Painting

St. Mary’s County artist Nicole Stewart has donated one of her paintings to the St. Clement’s Island Museum. The oil on canvas painting is titled “Water Taxi.” It will be part of the museum’s upcoming art auction fundraiser.