August 12, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Road Closure Update in St. Mary’s

Road Closures

Last week’s Tropical Storm Isaias damaged multiple St. Mary’s County roadways, causing closures, and necessitating detours. The county has provided a list of closures with tentative reopening timelines.

Election Judges Sought in St. Mary’s

election judges

The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections is seeking eligible people willing to serve as election judges for the 2020 Presidential Election. 

Piney Point Shoreline Project Among DNR Gateway Grant Awards

War Invention Exhibit at Piney Point Lighthouse

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources awards $26.2 million to improve water quality, increase flood resiliency, and help grow the next generation of Maryland’s environmental stewards. Among the 120 statewide projects is the Piney Point Lighthouse & Museum Shoreline Resiliency Project.

YMCA Feasibility Study Set to Begin

Feasibility Study YMCA

The St. Mary’s County commissioners have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the YMCA of Chesapeake to conduct a feasibility study for a YMCA in St. Mary’s County. In addition, they approved a fundraising study.

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 Friday from 5 to 7 pm Friday, August 7, 2020.

Honoring Lex Park Rescue Squad Members

Rescue Squad

The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad presented awards to its members at a ceremony on July 21.

St. Mary’s Celebrates Census Response Rate

Census Response Rate

As of July 27, the 2020 US Census self-response rate for St. Mary’s County was 66.2%. The nationwide self-response rate was 62.6%, while the state of Maryland’s rate was 66.6%, according to figures at 2020census.gov.

Gallery-V Opens First Exhibit: ‘Quarantine Dreams’

St. Mary’s County Community Development Corp. opened its virtual Gallery-V with “Quarantine Dreams,” an exhibit that drew submissions from around the globe. The exhibit can be viewed here. St. Mary’s County Arts Council is a sponsor of the exhibit.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Delivers 100th Bed

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

St. Mary’s County chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace reached a milestone as they delivered their 100th bed!

Reminder: Document Shred Event Aug. 1

shred event

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services will hold Identity Protection Day from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, August 1, at the Department of Aging & Human Services administrative building at 41780 Baldridge St. in Leonardtown. Shredding services and medication collection will be offered.