September 25, 2017

Ribbon Cut on Lancaster Park Improvements

Lancaster Park

Now that major improvements have been made at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, a ribbon-cutting ceremony has been set Sept. 26 to celebrate.

Voices of Maryland Women Heard at Forum

Voices of Maryland Women

Two women’s groups are working together to make sure the issues faced by Maryland women are given their due consideration. The Maryland Commission for Women and the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women are working together to create the Voices of Maryland Women Forum from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Leonardtown.

County: Please Remove Basketball Hoops

basketball hoops

Kids will soon be spending less time outdoors, and the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation is reminding residents that now is a good time to remove portable basketball hoops from public roadways.

Commissioners to Hold Public Forum

chapter 217

The St. Mary’s County commissioners will host their next public forum at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Leonardtown.

College Fair Comes to St. Mary’s Sept. 19

college fair

Students and parents can get answers to all of their questions about life after high school during the Southern Maryland College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.

Hammond New Commander of NAS Pax River

Commander

A change of command ceremony was held Aug. 31, 2017, to welcome Capt. Jason Hammond as the new commander of Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Athlone Drive to Close for Two Weeks

Athlone Drive

Progress is quickly being made on the major improvements to FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, but that means a small section of Athlone Drive will be closed for about two weeks in September.

Chapter 217 of County Code to Be Discussed

chapter 217

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are considering repealing and re-enacting the electrical code, or Chapter 217 of the Code of St. Mary’s County.

Carver ES Librarian Earns Hero Award

Carver ES Librarian Earns Hero Award

April Wathen of George W. Carver Elementary School in Lexington Park has been named the Hero of Equitable Access in the School Library Journal’s 2017 School Librarian of the Year award contest.

Creating Change Locally Is Subject of TEDx

TEDx

Speakers will tackle the subject of “Creating Change Locally” during a TEDx event in Leonardtown on Sept. 9, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm at Leonardtown High School.