November 22, 2017

Community Work Team Keeps County Cleaner

Community Work Team

The St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center has devised a new way to help the county deal with the problem of roadside trash, while also helping inmates get outside and contribute to the community.

Newtowne Players Perform ‘Night Before Christmas’

Night Before Christmas

The Newtowne Players will present their holiday production of Ken Ludwig’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” from Nov. 17-Dec. 10 at Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park, Maryland.

Great Mills Pool Seeks Lifeguards, Instructors

Great Mills Pool to Close Two Days

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks is looking for lifeguards and WSI instructors for swim lessons at the Great Mills pool.

Recycle for Sight Collects Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses

With the help of the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation, local Lions Clubs are now making it easier than ever to donate used glasses and hearing aids to people in need.

Lexington Park Ranks 10th Richest City

Richest city

Lexington Park has reached a new distinction: the St. Mary’s County, Maryland, town has been named the 10th richest city in America by 24/7 Wall St. The town has a typical household income of $78,195 annually and a median home value of $307,900.

County Collects Tons of Oyster Shells

oyster shells

Between June 2014 and December 2016, St. Mary’s County’s six convenience centers have collected 23.91 tons (or 683 bushels) of used oyster shells which are used as substrate on which to plant new oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

Document Shredding Event Set Nov. 4

document shredding event

The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation will host its fourth annual community document shredding event at the St. Andrew’s Landfill from 8 am to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

USS Tulip Memorial Ceremony Planned Nov. 3

USS Tulip

The 47 sailors lost when the USS Tulip exploded in 1864 will be memorialized during a ceremony at 9 am on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in St. Inigoes. The memorial ceremony is hosted by Naval Air Station Patuxent River and will be held at the memorial site. The USS Tulip was destroyed when its boiler malfunctioned.

Rural Legacy Grants Awarded in St. Mary’s

Rural Legacy Grants

Two areas in St. Mary’s County will receive grant funding from the Maryland Rural Legacy Program. The Huntersville Rural Legacy Area will receive $1,474,971 and the Mattapany Rural Legacy Area has been awarded a grant of $771,543.

Three Infrastructure Projects Awarded

infrastructure projects

Three new infrastructure projects have been awarded in St. Mary’s County by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County.