April 6, 2020

1887 Lynching Victim to Be Memorialized With Historic Marker

Historic Marker

St. Mary’s County is planning a Community Remembrance Project about Benjamin Hance, the only recorded lynching victim in St. Mary’s County in 1887. The next step in the remembrance of Mr. Hance is to establish a historic marker about his story in Leonardtown.

F/A-18 Diagnostics Tool Has Successful 1st Year With Fleet

F/A-18

From NAVAIR News: One year after first hitting the fleet, a unique F/A-18 analytical tool continues to benefit the warfighter and demonstrate how a mix of big data analytics and engineering can serve as an accelerator for US Navy aircraft readiness.

Theater Group Honors Actors, Performances

Newtowne Players Honor Actors, Performances

The Newtowne Players celebrated the theater group’s 15th season with the Triple Notch Awards on March 14 at Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown.

Compensation Review Commission Seeking 3 Members

Coronavirus

The St. Mary’s County commissioners seek three interested applicants to serve on the 2020 Compensation Review Commission. The deadline to apply is March 27.

MetCom Wants You to Adopt a Fire Hydrant

The Metropolitan Commission and volunteer fire departments are asking the community to partner with them in their Adopt-A-Hydrant program. Adopting a fire hydrant close to your home or business will assist fire fighters by keeping hydrants free of vegetation and debris in the summer and cleared of snow during the winter.

Nominees Sought for Disabilities Commission Awards

Coronavirus

The St. Mary’s Commission on People with Disabilities will accept nominations through June 1, 2020, for its 12th annual awards program.

Webster Field Team Is World Expert at Landing System Training

Webster Field

Webster Field team is recognized worldwide as experts in developing, installing, and maintaining shipboard landing systems. International students from the United Kingdom and Italy recently completed training in St. Inigoes.

Canceled: Learn About STEM Academy Programs

STEM Educators

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host two open houses for potential applicants to the STEM Academy programs at Lexington Park Elementary School and Spring Ridge Middle School.

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 Fridays, from 5 to 8 pm beginning Friday, March 6, 2020.

Affordable Apartments @ Gate 1

Patuxent Cove

The newest apartment complex in St. Mary’s County: Patuxent Cove hosts an Open House March 14 – 10-2 — one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments 1-1/2 miles from Gate 1. 22014 Pegg Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653.