February 27, 2017

Comments Sought on Pax River’s Site 21

pax remediation

The Department of the Navy is inviting the public to comment on the engineering evaluation and cost analysis for Site 21 – Sludge Drying Beds under the environmental restoration program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The comment period ends March 10.

Inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival April 9

ArtsPark

Artists, musicians, actors, even costumed dogs are joining in to launch an ArtsPark at the former Lexington Manor neighborhood with an inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival on April 9, 2017.

Meet New SBDC Business Consultant

CSM SBDC Wynne Briscoe

A Small Business Development Center open house will be held from 10 am to 4 pm Thursday, Feb. 16, in Leonardtown. Wynne Briscoe, the newest SBDC business consultant for St. Mary’s County, will be introduced.

Theater Presenting ‘Dial M for Murder’

Theater Newtowne Players

The Newtowne Players will present Frederick Knott’s classic thriller “Dial M for Murder” through Feb. 26 at Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park.

St. Mary’s Land Preserved by Easement

Easement

More land in St. Mary’s County will be preserved and protected from development well into the future. In November 2016, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust secured a conservation easement on more than 156 acres in the Mattapany Rural Legacy Area in southern St. Mary’s County.

McKay Leaving Law Enforcement Alliance

McKay, Pamela of sheriff's office

Pamela McKay, civilian administrator at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, is stepping down as president of the Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance.

20 Graduate From Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy Graduates

Twenty St. Mary’s County citizens recently graduated from the annual St. Mary’s County Government Citizens Academy. The popular program just wrapped up its third year.

Correctional Officer Earns Gov.’s Award

Correctional Officer Honored

Correctional Officer First Class Kristie Ardire became the second officer at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to be selected for a prestigious Governor’s Crime Prevention Award.

NBA Legend Herren to Speak to Students

NBA Chris Herren

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is Jan. 22-28, 2017, and this year, St. Mary’s County will be getting a special presentation. Former Boston Celtic and NBA player Chris Herren has been scheduled as the featured speaker for local events.

Little Boy Makes Big Impact on Deputies

Big impact

A little boy in St. Mary’s County is trying to make a big impact. Brady, 5, told his mother he did not like hearing his friends say police officers are bad people, so he asked her to help him with a special Christmas project: he wanted to collect photos of himself with 80 law enforcement officers.