August 19, 2019

2018 Gubernatorial General Election Deadlines

Absentee Ballot

Important deadlines for the upcoming 2018 Gubernatorial General Election are approaching. The deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, update an address, and request an alternate polling place for the election is 9 pm Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Donations Made to County Museums

War Invention Exhibit at Piney Point Lighthouse

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division has taken possession of a number of historically significant photos, documents, and objects this year. Among the donations are a model clamming boat and boat-building tools. These items are planned for an exhibit at the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park.

Meeting Seeks Input on Food Bank

Food Bank Rotary

A public interest meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the Lexington Park Library to discuss Feed St. Mary’s, a new local food bank.

Park Business Partners With Greenwell Foundation


Tidewater Dental has partnered with the Greenwell Foundation in service to the community.

County Sets Public Forum Sept. 25


The St. Mary’s County commissioners will host their final public forum for 2018 at 6 pm Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Chesapeake Building at 41770 Baldridge St. in Leonardtown.

Entries Sought for Vets Day Parade


Registration is now open for those wishing to participate in the 43rd annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 in Leonardtown.

Smithsonian Museum Day at St. Clement’s, Piney Point

Museum Day

St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park in Piney Point will open their doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day.

Fuel Leak Contained Near Pax River NAS

Fuel Leak

A civilian watercraft in the Patuxent River was leaking fuel Aug. 28, 2018, and staff from Naval Air Station Patuxent River saw the leak and began working to contain it, then successfully turned over containment and cleanup efforts for the partially submerged civilian watercraft to the US Coast Guard two days later.

LexiCon Comes to Lex Park Library


Celebrate your fandom by participating in LexiCon, the St. Mary’s County Library’s own version of Comic Con. There will be a variety of events for people of all ages to enjoy ranging from trivia to creative workshops. LexiCon will be held from noon to 4 pm Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the Lexington Park Library.

Open House Set for Airport Project

Airport Project

An open house to discuss the pending project to relocate  the existing taxiway and expand the apron area at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport is set for 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, inside the Captain Walter F. Duke Terminal Building at the airport. The airport project is in accordance with the Airport Master Plan.