May 18, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

New State Law Bans Balloon Releases


A new Maryland law prohibits intentional balloon releases.

Newtowne Players Open Holiday Show Nov. 12


The Newtowne Players will present a modern-day holiday classic sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. “Elf, the Musical” will be presented November 12 – December 12, 2021.

Navy Tests Newest Subsonic Aerial Target


The Navy’s Aerial Target program office (PMA-208) recently completed three back-to-back test flights with its newest subsonic aerial target, BQM-177A, in preparation for Full Operational Capability this year.

Columbus Day Closings in St. Mary’s


All St. Mary’s County government administrative offices will be closed Oct. 11 in observance of Columbus Day. The St. Andrew’s Landfill, six convenience centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System will be open and operate as normal Oct. 11.

10-Yr. Comprehensive Plan Input Sought


Community input is being sought for St. Mary’s County’s 10-year comprehensive plan. Fill out the survey online.

Sheriff to Host Faith & Blue Festival

Faith & Blue

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will join police agencies and faith organizations across the country as they celebrate National Faith & Blue Weekend. St. Mary’s will hold an event from 1-3 pm Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the District 4 police station in Lexington Park.

Visiting a State Park? Remember to ‘Leave No Trace’

Leave No Trace

Park rangers across Maryland have ramped up efforts to teach nature lovers to “Leave No Trace” after visiting state parks.

Library Co-Hosts One MD One Book Event

One Book

The One Maryland One Book for 2021 is “The Book of Delights,” a collection of short essays by poet Ross Gay that examines the many small delights in our lives that give us the resilience to weather some of life’s greatest storms.

Winners Chosen in DNR Photo Contest

Photo Contest

An Allegany County, MD, man is the grand-prize winner of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2021 photo contest.

Legislative Proposals Sought From Residents


The St. Mary’s County commissioners will hold a meeting with members of the county’s legislative delegation at 6 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021, to hear legislative proposals from organizations and citizens.