January 15, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

DQ’s Coming, Rita’s is Leaving

Dairy Queen is slated to open in the former Arby’s restaurant on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, MD, but Rita’s Italian Ice a few doors down will not open for a new season.

What’s Going Where Outside Pax Gate 1-Gate 2?

A Dairy Queen outside Gate 2 and Blue Wind’s Rob Plant’s new Elements Restaurant and Mixology around the corner from Gate 1.

St. Mary’s Renews Support for SMIT

A county agreement secures staffing for the SoMd Innovation and Technology Initiative (SMIT) out of the Md.Technology Development Corp (TEDCO)

New Liquor Store Denied on Great Mills Road

St. Mary’s County Alcoholic Beverages Board unanimous denied a request for a new liquor store to replace Long John Silver/A&W on Great Mills Road.

Auditions Set: Newtowne Players’ “Picnic”

The Newtowne Players will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of Richard Inge’s Broadway hit, Picnic.

Discount Liquors Seeks to Replace A&W

Discount Liquors’ application to replace the A&W restaurant on Great Mills Road will be heard at 1 pm Jan. 8.

Federal Task Force on Policing to Work With COPS

The executive order signed in reaction to tragedies associated with recent police shootings builds on the Community Oriented Policing Services programs, which include the successful COPS program in Lexington Park, MD.

Business Incentives Survey Yields Results

Home Grown and Not Home Grown companies say “creation or retention of jobs” is what the community should receive in return for providing incentives to a company.

Preserved Flattop Opens to the Public

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 2 pm to celebrate completion of the preservation and opening of the interior for public use, serving as the United States Colored Troops Memorial Interpretive Center for St. Mary’s County.

MTA Changes Commuter Express Bus Routes

Effective Nov. 1, 2014, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will rename Washington, D.C.-Southern Maryland commuter express bus Routes 903, 905, and 909 with new route patterns.