September 19, 2017

Commissioners to Hold Public Forum

chapter 217

The St. Mary’s County commissioners will host their next public forum at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Leonardtown.

College Fair Comes to St. Mary’s Sept. 19

college fair

Students and parents can get answers to all of their questions about life after high school during the Southern Maryland College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.

Hammond New Commander of NAS Pax River


A change of command ceremony was held Aug. 31, 2017, to welcome Capt. Jason Hammond as the new commander of Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Athlone Drive to Close for Two Weeks

Athlone Drive

Progress is quickly being made on the major improvements to FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, but that means a small section of Athlone Drive will be closed for about two weeks in September.

Chapter 217 of County Code to Be Discussed

chapter 217

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are considering repealing and re-enacting the electrical code, or Chapter 217 of the Code of St. Mary’s County.

Carver ES Librarian Earns Hero Award

Carver ES Librarian Earns Hero Award

April Wathen of George W. Carver Elementary School in Lexington Park has been named the Hero of Equitable Access in the School Library Journal’s 2017 School Librarian of the Year award contest.

Creating Change Locally Is Subject of TEDx


Speakers will tackle the subject of “Creating Change Locally” during a TEDx event in Leonardtown on Sept. 9, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm at Leonardtown High School.

Golf Tourney Supports Youth Programs

Golf Tourney

The Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Wicomico Shores Golf Course. Proceeds support the youth scholarship program that allows children in St. Mary’s County to attend summer camp, sports, and other leisure programs throughout the year at discounted rates.

Eat More Chicken, Listen to Bluegrass

Vendors Sought for Bluegrass for Hospice

Bluegrass for Hospice will hold a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night fundraiser from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, Sept. 5, in California. 

County Appoints Jurisdictional Medical Director

jurisdictional medical director

A new jurisdictional medical director has been appointed by the St. Mary’s County commissioners to manage the quality of patient care that is provided by the county’s Emergency Medical Services Operational Program. Dr. Daniel Geary will start his duties as the JMD on Sept. 5.