May 17, 2022

Hurricane Season Officially Starts June 1


The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds the community that the Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, 2020, and goes through November 30.

Public Can Weigh In on Historic Seawall Repairs at Pax

project seawall

The US Navy is planning to rebuild the East Seaplane Basin at Naval Air Station Patuxent River and is seeking public comments on the project.

4th Building Opens at Patuxent Cove

Patuxent Cove

Safety precautions, telecommunications, and social distancing allow leasing to continue at St. Mary’s newest apartment complex, Patuxent Cove, 1 1/2 miles from Gate 1 of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, with a wide range of accessible and adaptable 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom affordable apartments.

Tobacco-Free Living Action Team to Meet Online

Health Department

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership will resume its HSMP action team meetings virtually. The Tobacco Free Living Action Team will meet from 1-2 pm May 19.

Healthy SM Partnership Takes Its Meetings Online

Action Teams

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership will resume its HSMP action team meetings online.

LexPark Gives Nurses Wings and a “Thank You”


Larger-than-life, the nurses and medical workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic are thanked with a new set of wings on Art Alley in Lexington Park, MD.

STS Buses to Add Additional Route

STS county buses

St. Mary’s Transit System has added Bus Route 3 and will begin running the service every other hour along Route 5 from Lexington Park to Leonardtown from 6 am-6 pm Monday-Friday starting May 13.

Expect Traffic Pattern Changes at Base Gate 1


Drivers can expect traffic pattern changes Monday, May 11, at NAS Patuxent River’s Gate 1 due to road work.

Naval Air Museum Seeks Board Members

Pax Museum Naval Air Museum

Anyone interested in serving on the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association Board of Directors has until May 31 to apply for consideration.

County to Revamp Its Civil War Sites

Civil War Sites

Civil War Trails Inc. has teamed up with the St. Mary’s County Museum Division, Visit St. Mary’s MD, Historic Sotterley, and the Maryland Department of Conservation and Recreation and to revamp all six Civil War Trails sites in St. Mary’s County.