August 19, 2018

Rogers Drive in Lex Park to Be Extended

Route 5 Intersection

Rogers Drive will be extended from Missouri Avenue in Colony Square to Willows Road. The St. Mary’s County Commissioners recently signed a contract with the St. Mary’s Community Development Corporation (CDC) to design and construct the extension.

Lex Park ArtsPark Cherry Blossom Fest Set April 8

artspark cherry blossom festival

The Lex Park Arts Park will welcome visitors to its second annual Cherry Blossom Festival beginning at noon Sunday, April 8, 2018. If the weather is just right, a couple hundred cherry trees could be in full bloom.

Event to Honor Former Sheriff Somerville

Event to Honor Former Sheriff Somerville

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will honor former sheriff Joseph L. Somerville, the first African-American sheriff in the state of Maryland, at an event Feb. 22, 2018.

Sheriff Warns of IRS Phone Scam

Phone scam

Scammers are targeting St. Mary’s County residents with telephone calls during which they claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Fleming Is New Chamber President

Fleming Is New Chamber President

Dr. Richard B. Fleming, former dean of the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick Campus, has been named as the president and CEO of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce.

Train to Be a Lifeguard at GM Pool


Training to become a lifeguard will be offered at the Great Mills Pool by the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks from Monday, March 26, to Friday, March 30.

Solid Curtain Exercise at Pax Jan. 29-Feb. 9

Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will conduct Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2018 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 9, 2018. NAS Patuxent River will participate in the annual exercise.

Rotary Accepting Grant Applications

Grant applications

Grant applications from St. Mary’s County non-profit programs and organizations are being accepted now by the Leonardtown Rotary Club. 

Drayden Schoolhouse Renovations Revealed

Maryland Day

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 6, 2018, will unveil renovations that have been made to the Drayden Schoolhouse. 

Walthour Selected for Achievement Award

Dr. Janice Walthour has been named by the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women as the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.