August 19, 2018

St. Mary’s Celebrates National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day

The commissioners of St. Mary’s County have issued a proclamation to recognize National Aviation Day, an annual celebration set for Aug. 19 each year. President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed the first one in 1939 to celebrate the history and development of the aviation industry in the US.

Nicolet Park Entrance Ribbon Cutting Aug. 21

Nicolet Park

Nicolet Park finally gets its front door entrance — the ribbon cutting ceremony is August 21, 2018 — the public is invited.

Patriot Springs Plans Inaugural Gala

Patriot Springs

Patriot Springs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans, is planning its Inaugural Gala on Aug. 24, 2018, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California. 

Rotary Honors Restaurant Owner


Kevin Thompson, the owner of Kevin’s Corner Kafe in Leonardtown, has been recognized for his meritorious Service Above Self by the Leonardtown Rotary Club.

St. Mary’s Gets New Tourism Director

Tourism Director St. Mary's County

Jason Aul has been selected to lead Visit St. Mary’s MD, a newly established tourism organization in St. Mary’s County.

Bar Association Awards Scholarship

Bar Association Awards Scholarship

The St. Mary’s County Bar Association has named Carmen Doig of Lexington Park as the winner of the association’s 2018 college scholarship in the amount of $1,500.

Tickets on Sale for Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet Newtowne Players Present 'Romeo & Juliet'

The Newtowne Players will present the iconic Romeo & Juliet in partnership with Historic St. Mary’s City. Tickets are now on sale for the production, to be held on the State House lawn, Aug. 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18.

Repairs at Pax Change Flight Patterns

Night Flights

NAS Patuxent River flight patterns have changed due to runway repairs. Local communities may notice increased noise levels.

Summerstock Presents Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Summerstock

Summerstock 2018 will present Mary Poppins. Show dates are July 20-22 and 27-29. Performances will be held in the Great Mills High School auditorium.

County Public Forum Set Tuesday

County Public Forum Set July 17

The St. Mary’s County commissioners will host their next public forum at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 17.