January 16, 2019

The Flattops Evolve: Into a Tree Museum

tree museum

While Joni Mitchell sang about a tree museum, Lexington Park, Maryland, grew one. Now St. Mary’s Community Development Corp. wants to save it.

Kids Can Get Free Airplane Rides

Airplane Rides

Kids between 8 and 17 years old can join the Experimental Aircraft Association to get airplane rides from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport.

Grant Makes Healthy Food Available

Healthy food is now more available to more families in St. Mary’s County thanks to a grant from the Dominion Foundation and local farmers’ markets.

Road Work to Close Part of Kinnegad Drive

Route 5 Intersection

Kinnegad Drive in the Hickory Hills subdivision will close for about four weeks beginning June 6, 2016, due to road construction.

Torch Run to Benefit Special Olympics

torch run

This year’s annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Friday, June 10, will begin at 9 am in San Souci Plaza. Participants of all fitness levels are welcome to join in at the starting point at Mission BBQ.

Veterans Book Club Plans Discussions

A new book club for veterans has scheduled a book discussion of “If You Lived Here” at the Lexington Park Library on June 3.

One-Act Plays on Stage at Festival

one-act plays

Local and regional artists and students will present their original one-act plays June 4 and 5, 2016, for the fourth annual Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Help Band Go ‘From Colton’s Pt. to Pearl Harbor’

band from Chopitcon

The Chopticon High School Marching Band, the Showband of Southern Maryland, will represent the USS Maryland and its veterans at the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Parade and Ceremony in December 2016.

Navy Chiefs Will ‘Ride to the Wall’

Ride for the Wall

Riders are being sought for the ninth annual US Navy Chief’s Ride to the Wall on Sunday, May 29. Motorcyclists will leave Hollywood at 6:30 am.

Pedestrian Safety Initiative Hits Great Mills Road

Lexington Park COPs Unit conducts pedestrian safety initiative along Great Mills Road. Maryland State Highway Administration will analyze the data gathered during the initiative to determine whether additional crosswalks in the area might prove beneficial.