November 2015

SMECO Launches Patriot Connect Program to Assist Veterans

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is launching a new program called Patriot Connect to help veterans and active military personnel who may be having a difficult time transitioning back into the community. As reports in the media indicate, the high incidence of [...]

Don’t Miss the Final Festival of Trees Thanksgiving Weekend

This year’s theme, “A Season to Remember,” is very fitting, as this will be the final festival. It all began 27 years ago when the Friends of Hospice decided to host a new fundraiser for Calvert Hospice, and through the years, thousands have made it a must-attend [...]

Deb Rey Has a Secret and She Wants to Share It With You

Delegate Deb Rey (R-29B, St. Mary’s County) has a secret and she wants to share it with you tomorrow. She has invited the community to join her on Tuesday, November 10 at Leonardtown Square as she introduces the new Republican United States Senate candidate. The event [...]

Get Hyped for Magic and Plum Point Elementary PTA

Time to get hyped for professional magician Jay Mattioli and support the Plum Point Elementary PTA. Mattioli was hailed as a “Champion of Magic” at just 18 years old by the International Brotherhood of Magicians and became one of the youngest magicians to ever [...]

Calvert County Announces Veterans Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There [...]

Congress Takes Historic Step Toward Mental Health Reform

Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement on the passage of HR 2646, comprehensive mental health reform legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on [...]

AG Brian Frosh Joins Effort to Uphold EPA Clean Power Rules

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Wednesday that he is joining 16 other states, the District of Columbia and some of the nation’s largest cities in support of the Obama administration’s plan to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions from [...]

Recycle Facility No Longer Accepts Recycled Materials

The recycle facility used by the town of Chesapeake Beach’s trash / recycle hauler no longer accepts recycled materials. The town will continue to search for an alternate recycling facility. Residents are encouraged to continue recycling; unfortunately you will have [...]

Shine the Light – Ms. Boggs

Her love of children has drawn Joella Boggs, third grade teacher at Calvert Elementary, to two careers. After working as a pediatric nurse for thirteen years, Ms. Boggs returned to school to become an elementary teacher. It was a lucky day for students in Calvert County [...]

Maryland Releases High School PARCC Results

On Thursday,  the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released local high school data from the 2015 administration of the PARCC assessments. This release follows the public presentation of state-level data on October 27, 2015. The results set a new baseline that [...]
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