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8/25/2014 -
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Weekend Blues Fest earns green for area groups

The Southern Maryland Blues Festival drew a good crowd to the Calvert County Fairgrounds Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24. The Saturday segment was challenged by off and on rain. However, the performers and devotees were undeterred...

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7/28/2014 -
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Dolphins put on a show in the Patuxent

Bay Net reader Anthony Bernal and his buddy Ernest Baud were fishing around 6 a.m. on Sunday just under the Solomons Bridge on the St. Mary's side. They were just about ready to call It quits when they got some visitors: 20 to 30 dolphins.

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7/8/2014 -
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Hundreds watch Hollywood fireworks

Fireworks filled the sky over Hollywood Saturday, July 5 in celebration of America's 238th birthday. The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department's sixth annual fireworks displayed attracted its largest crowd ever. This was the first year the fireworks show...

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7/7/2014 -
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BGE files to adjust electric rates

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) announced Wednesday, July 2 it has filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) for adjustments to the electric and natural gas distribution portions of residential and commercial customers' bills...

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7/7/2014 -
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Beach celebrates Independence weekend

The decision made late Thursday morning, July 3 by officials of The Town of Chesapeake Beach to postpone the municipality's annual fireworks show proved to be a wise one. The weather Saturday evening, July 5 was ideal for the colorful show...

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7/7/2014 -
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Walter Blair, founder of W.R. Blair Inc. passes

Walter Rayner Blair, Jr., 87 of Leonardtown, founder of W.R. Blair in St. Mary's County, passed away July 5, 2014, at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital. Born August 25, 1926, in River Springs, MD, he was the son of the late Walter Rayner Blair and Mary Gladys Bailey Blair...

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7/6/2014 -
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Testing to produce increased noise levels beginning July 7

at 7 a.m. around the Naval Air Station

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7/5/2014 -
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Fireworks light up the sky at Charles County Fairgrounds

The annual Fourth of July celebration was held at the Charles County Fairgrounds July 4 with a spectacular fireworks display.

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7/5/2014 -
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Race sparks new Independence Day tradition

With cloudy skies looming and a major summer holiday underway, any crowd for a five kilometer (K) race is a good one. Patuxent High School (PHS) teacher and coach Dave Walser was quite pleased with the turnout for the Fifth annual Race to the Creek...

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6/30/2014 -
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Southern Maryland agriculture rebounds to pre-tobacco-buyout levels

Southern Maryland agriculture has rebounded to pre-tobacco-buyout levels. That is the finding of a study conducted by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC). The results were released in a report..

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6/17/2014 -
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Hoyer gets an earful of concerns about health care for veterans

"You need to go back and say 'those people in Southern Maryland are raising hell!'" That was the upfront message from Rep. Steny Hoyer (D: 5th) to representatives of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) during a roundtable discussion...

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6/16/2014 -
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British invasion of Benedict 200 years ago remembered

Benedict may be a small sleepy waterfront town on the shores of the Patuxent River, but for a tiny town the little village sure encompasses a large segment of American History. Dr. Ralph Eshelman, with more than 30 years of cultural resource management...

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6/16/2014 -
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Crabs and politicians vie for attention at festival

Crabs and political candidates mixed it up on Saturday at the 29th Annual St. Mary's County Crab Festival. At times it seemed like the politicians were winning. But then another bushel of crabs came out of the steamer and everything was in balance again...

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6/15/2014 -
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UPDATE: Drowing victim identified

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m., 06/15/14: The 11 year old female who went missing on June 13 while swimming in the Wicomico River was located, deceased along the shore near Newburg in Charles County on June 15. She is identified as Faith Janee Lee of Chaptico.

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6/13/2014 -
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Charles County Commissioners agenda June 17

[9:00 a.m.] Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance (Commissioner Kelly); [9:00 a.m.] Proclamation 2014-20 EMS for Children Day (Mr. William Stephens, Director/Mr. John Filer, Chief of EMS/Mr. Steve Finch, Assistant Chief of EMS, Department of Emergency...

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6/7/2014 -
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Teen girl sentenced to juvenile facility for assault on autistic boy

A 17-year-old St. Mary's County girl charged with assaulting a 16-year-old autistic boy has been sentenced to a juvenile detention facility until she is 21 year old or until released by the court. The girl was sentenced Thursday in juvenile court by Judge Michael...

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6/7/2014 -
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$10,000 diamond Jim on the loose!

The hunt is on! The Diamond Jim component of the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge kicked off today when DNR biologists and members of the Maryland Youth Fishing Club caught, tagged and released the first round of striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay...

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6/6/2014 -
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Leonardtown, St. Mary's County brace for the Invasion

Site of no great battles but with a whole lotta raiding going on by those ornery British, the war years of 1813 and 1814 were pretty much a bummer for St. Mary's County folks. Two centuries later, let us harken back to those years of raiding and invading...

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5/29/2014 -
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River Concert Series begins 16th season

The Chesapeake Orchestra inaugurates its 16th season with the River Concert Series at St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM) under the direction of Jeffrey Silberschlag. This world-class music celebration begins Friday, June 20 and continues every...

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5/29/2014 -
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Senator Mike Miller to receive MML Distinguished Legislator Award

The Maryland Municipal League (MML), the statewide association representing more than 157 Maryland cities and towns, will present awards in two major categories at its upcoming 2014 Annual Convention June 8-11 in Ocean City. Among the honors to be presented...

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