Thursday, December 27, 2012
If you have any questions, please call 301-475-9791.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012
Toys for Tots Drive!Help make a child in your community smile on Christmas morning.
Please come and donate a new, unwrapped toy at our offices at:
Breton Bay Dentistry
23140 Moakley Street, Suite 5
Leonardtown, MD 20650
For every toy given, we will match that donation with another toy!
Donations will be accepted through the month of December.
Please check our website for more information. www.smileschanginglives.com
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The 8th Annual Winter Celtic Music Festival is hosted by the students of St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Student Organization for Improving the Arts (SOFIA), Saturday, January 12, 2013.
In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.
An afternoon workshop will be primarily focused toward fiddlers, but guitar and banjo players are most certainly welcome, as Bruce is a master of all three instruments. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring a recording device, as tunes will be taught by ear.
This workshop will focus on intermediate to advanced skill levels, but beginners are welcome to join in for the valuable experience of listening, watching, and learning from this master of traditional music.
Workshop will be held from 2-4pm, followed by evening concert at 8pm at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Romauld Hall Auditorium, 22600 Camp Calvert Road Leonardtown, Maryland.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (301) 375-0534.
Seating will be limited for the workshops, so register early. Please contact the organizer for more information regarding the limited scholarships available for workshop participation.
More information on Bruce Molsky is available at http://brucemolsky.com
Sponsored in part by the Cafe Des Artistes and SOMD.com
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Commissioners of Leonardtown
Fair Summary of Ordinance
Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners of Leonardtown have passed, and the Mayor has approved, Ordinance No. 156, Town of Leonardtown Code of Ethics. A fair summary of the ordinance will follow:
Ordinance No. 156- For the revision of the Town of Leonardtown Code of Ethics to bring it into compliance with Title 15, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland. The Annotated Code was revised in 2010 requiring non-exempt municipalities and counties to enact local conflict of interest and financial disclosure provisions that are equivalent or exceed those applicable to State officials. The State Ethics Commission approved the proposed Ordinance in September 2012.
Ordinance No. 156 will become effective December 10, 2012. Full text of this ordinance may be obtained at the Town Office at 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or on the Town website at http://leonardtown.somd.com/ under Town Government.
Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Friday, November 09, 2012
This bus service is provided by the St. Mary’s County Public Schools, The Center for Life Enrichment, The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, CSC Applied Technologies, Millison Management Co., Inc., and Carter Bus Service. There will be no charge to use this service for the parade.
Spectators choosing to enter downtown Leonardtown with their personal vehicles will be limited to areas accessible from Lawrence Avenue, including neighboring side streets and parking areas along Courthouse Drive and Park Avenue, as Washington Street and Fenwick Street into downtown Leonardtown will be closed to incoming traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department will provide traffic control, and Parade Volunteers will assist with parking directions and street detours.
Handicapped Parking: Spectators requiring handicapped parking may take Washington Street and upon showing proof of handicapped sticker or need, they will be allowed through the street closure area by police personnel to continue on Washington Street, where they will be guided by parking attendants to the designated parking area. Handicap Accessible shuttles are also available at the Fairgrounds and the College.
Inclement weather: In the event of inclement weather, the Veterans Day Parade would be cancelled, and the Memorial Ceremony would be moved inside and held at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center Gymnasium, on Route 245 adjacent to the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center Complex (23145 Leonard Hall Drive) at 11:00 AM. Those wishing to lay wreaths at the monuments may choose to do so.
College of Southern Maryland volunteers will be on-site collecting donations for CSM’s “Support the Heroes Campaign”. The campaign benefits a scholarship fund developed to support students studying to become first responders and veterans whose benefits changed as a part of the Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Volunteers will also be on site from the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund to distribute information about their mission of providing assistance to wounded Marines, and from Southern Maryland National Alliance on Mental Health to distribute information about health services for Veterans. Another new addition to the Town Square exhibits will be members of the 29th Division WWII Living History Group, representing the original “Maryland-Virginia-DC National Guard unit . . . inducted into 1 year of Federal service on 3 February 1941 at Fort Meade, MD” with a display of authentic WWII memorabilia.
Veterans Day is a day set aside to thank and honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism and military service, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The annual Veterans Day Parade is sponsored by the Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Board of Commissioners for St. Mary’s County, in cooperation with VFW Post 2632. For more information call 301-475-9791 or e-mail Leonardtown.email@example.com.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Recycling will also be picked up today, Wednesday, October 31st.
Friday pickup will resume as normally scheduled for Friday, November 2nd.
Thank you for your patience as we all work together to clean up and get back to a normal routine.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 05, 2012
The Pink Heat team came in the night and flocked the Town of Leonardtown with PINK Flamingos for PINK Friday.
Pink Heat team was created in 2009 and participated in their first Relay For Life in Charles county in Jun
The PINK Heat team was created stemmed from a member experience with cancer in her family. Her grandmother passed at age 62 in 2007 from breast cancer. She had been a survivor for 12 years before it returned. During those years she had a Relay For Life team in Texas and was very committed and involved in fighting for a cure. In 2004 the member became active with a team local in her home state of Pennsylvania and in 2008 a job brought her to Maryland. She joined a team to meet people and participated as an individual in a Relay. It was in 2009 while walking the track in the early overnight hours of the Relay that she had her vision for creating her own team and carrying on the torch for her grandma. Her Grandma was so strong in her belief in technology and advances in medicine today that there would be a cure and that she wanted to carry on that belief and help fight. The team started with 8 people and fundraised with bake sales and yard sales. Now they have grown to 30 team members and are able to hold bigger events like the flocking and their upcoming Craft Fair in November and a Charity Ball in March!
Pink Heat and Relay For Life have become a passion and lifestyle. We so blessed to have so many wonderful people on board this team who want to fight against cancer.
We thank you for reaching out to us and donating to have your town flocked. This is a wonderful opportunity for a great cause.
Our blog is: www.pinkheat13.blogspot.com
Our flocking for a cure event is also on Facebook at:www.facebook.com/#!/events/451351298249711/
Tiffany (her story)
Pink Heat Captain
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
St. Mary's Animal Welfare League will be attending as part of an adoption drive to help local animals find loving homes.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Olivia Brinksman at 215.731.2000 x201 for more information.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) is involved in many local community efforts and for Pink Friday, they are supporting "The Sisters with Bracatude" local sisters, who are walking in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on October 7 in the Wildewood community.
The First Friday committe will be on hand in Leonardtown accepting applications from local residents wishing to participate in the walk. First Friday begins at 5 p.m. and registration for the walk October 7, begins at 7 p.m.
For additional details or to pre-register for the walk, call 410-721-4304.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In order to fight back against cancer, the sisters are helping to lead Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Southern Maryland, an American Cancer Society organized walk on October 7, 2012. “It gives us a lot of satisfaction to raise money for research and possibly see more advances against cancer in our lifetimes,” says Terri. “Maybe they will even discover how to reverse the effects of the BRCA gene and give hope to future generations.”
The community of Leonardtown turns Pink with pink decorations and a variety of pink retail promotions, festive dinner menus, themed services, special guests and other attractions throughout Leonardtown on October 5th:
In the town Square:
- Health Connections from Med Star St. Mary's Hospital will share important information about breast cancer awareness, women's health and the importance of scheduling annual mammograms. The Sisters with Bracatude will be on hand to talk to visitors about their journey and about the local support Med Star St. Mary's Hospital receives from from events like Making Strides and the American Cancer Society. Visitors will have the opportunity to support the Sisters with a cash donation.
- Live music with The Piney Point Playboys featuring Annie Jean (Breaux) DiDonato on accordion; Brenda Elwood on fiddle; Billy Longley on rhythm guitar; and Bernice Moore on string bass. Lively Cajun Music (photo attached) Bring a chair or blanket.
- Childrens crafts and activities provided by St. Mary's Macaroni Kid and Bella Music School. FREE!
- A meet and greet at Good Earth Natural Foods with Forever Eden Founders and Sisters Wanda and Wynne Brisco. Wanda, a breast cancer survivor and the inspiration for Forever Eden will discuss her journey to wellness and will have advance copies of her new book. Wynne, the handcrafter of the Forever Eden products will have samples and discuss the importance of healthy skincare. The sisters' goal throughout the year is to work together in the education and prevention of Cancer by promoting health and wellness.
- S-Kape Salon hosts a night of pink pampering to include pink refreshments and complimentary nail polish changes. For a donation to the Sisters with Bracatude at the Salon, guests can enjoy make-up applications, hair styling, seated chair massage and Pink single hair applications.
- The Port of Leonardtown Winery will donate $2 for every bottle of any Rose' sold on PINK Friday and during the month of October to support the Sisters. Guests of PINK Friday will enjoy live music with Fractal Folk, SOMD's premier jazz-folk-fusion band, the photographic art of Dean Souleles and tastings of their award winning wines.
- The Olde Towne Stichery Shop invites guests to stop by and create a pink flower pin to wear that night and throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month. Pink fabrics or those that contain pink, not already reduced, will be on sale that night for 20% off. Guests will enjoy pink refreshments and can make a donation to support the Sisters With Bracatude.
- Cafe des Artistes offers a 20% discount on all "pink wines" by the bottle including Slack Winery Lush Blush and Lous Laurent Rose D'anjou. A delicious Pink themed Salmon main course is featured on the menu, and David Kalil performs on Piano.
- The Front Porch offers a $2 discount of all house specialty drinks and martinis and features a Pink Flirtini.
- Both the Brewing Grounds and Quality Street Kitchens plan to donate a portion of their PINK Friday proceeds to Cancer Awareness causes.
For more information about First Friday, Pink Friday and the LBA visithttp://www.leonardtownfirstfridays.com.
Learn more about the American Cancer Society and the Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk athttp://www.makingstrideswalk.org/somd.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Oysters will be served 4 different ways: Fried, steamed, raw and oyster stew. Crab balls and non-seafood choices are included.
Proceeds from the event will help lower-income St. Mary’s County residents get lifesaving medical care. Tickets can be purchased at www.TicketDerby.com. Price is $100 per person. This is a rain or shine event.
Follow Health Share of St. Mary’s on Facebook. Questions? Call Mary Leigh at 301-862-5584
Saturday, August 25, 2012
So, start off your Labor Day weekend right with your friends, family and a hard-rockin' band and join us for a special FRIDAY NIGHT Downtown Tunes!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Come and enjoy a family fun day with the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department; Oyster Scald, Hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and beer available for sale, music, raffle and view the Antique Tractors presented by the Southern Maryland Antique Tractor Association.
Trophies awarded one hour after the Parade
Trophies provided by Busy Corner Buggies
For more information contact Roger Mattingly at 301-475-5966 or email email@example.com
Registration Fee $10.00 per Golf Cart
Registration at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department from 10 am to 12:30 pm - 22733 Lawrence Avenue, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Find hand-crafted items of all kinds: jewelry, woodworking, baskets, hand-sewn items, hand-painted pieces, and more! Also, temporary glitter body art will be available in the afternoon. New this year is the classic rock'n'roll band GeeZer in the Square from 1 to 3 p.m.
www.craftguildshop.com. Or you can call
301-997-1644 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
The fun continues throughout the evening with a tug-of-war in the sand hosted by the College of Southern Maryland, fire truck hose-downs provided by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, inflatable Velcro sticky wall and Bungee Football, moon bounce, kids’ sand pit, hula hoop, jump rope and limbo contests, face painting, crafts, informational displays, games, prizes, food and much more! Both for the young and the young-at-heart, is a display of antique cars and classic corvettes. Returning to the Beach Party this year is the Running of the Balls, at 7:00 p.m. on Fenwick Street Hill. Get your prepaid balls from any Leonardtown or Lexington Park Rotary member, at any businesses where you see the Running of the Balls signs, or at the Beach Party event.
If you’re looking for the water slide, it isn’t in the Square this year, it’s been moved to the Leonardtown Wharf to join the kayaks and stand up paddle boats, as well as the new Giant Basketball Hoop. Stroll down the hill or take the Hillside Ride shuttle to enjoy the picturesque scenery on beautiful Breton Bay and talk to Mike McWilliams, a waterman and representative of the National Waterman Heritage Foundation.
Admission to Leonardtown’s "Beach Party" is FREE, but please note that the inflatable Velcro sticky wall and Bungee Football will require wrist bands, which can be purchased for $5 each and allow for unlimited use throughout the event. Food from Town restaurants, as well as local food trucks and non-profit organizations will also be available for purchase.
On Beach Party day, Saturday, August 4th, from 12 Noon until 11:00 p.m. several streets in the downtown Square area will be closed to thru traffic. You are encouraged to park at the College of Southern Maryland and take the free shuttle bus, provided by Carter’s Bus Service, into the downtown area. Leonardtown’s Beach Party on the Square is held in historic downtown Leonardtown in the Town Square, on Washington and Fenwick Streets. This event is sponsored by the Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Leonardtown Business Association.
A special thank you to our Beach Party financial sponsors: Quality Built Homes, Inc., MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Two Guys Collision Center, College of Southern Maryland, Loiderman Soltesz Associates, Inc., Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, Salsa’s Mexican Café, St. Mary’s Macaroni Kid and a grant from the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and the Maryland Arts Council.
For more information on Leonardtown’s Beach Party on the Square event, contact the Office of the Commissioners of Leonardtown at 301-475-9791 or email us at email@example.com. You can also visit Leonardtown on the web at www.leonardtown.somd.com.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(Cards must be turned in by 8:00 pm)
Contact Jolanda Campbell
The Greenwell Foundation
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 11 am to 9 pm Wednesday:
is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stay in an air-conditioned room
- Stay out of the sun
- Check on elderly relatives and neighbors
- Wear light weight and loose fittingclothing when possible.
- Never leave small children or pets unattended in vehicles.
Temperatures inside the vehicle can rapidly climb to 130 degrees.
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early
morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat
exhaustion and heat stroke.
- To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety
and health administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool
and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 9 1 1.
Grand Prize - Artisan Handcrafted Coffee Table created by Rob Seltzer - http://www.herringcreekfurniture.com/
Tickets are $1 each or $10 for 12 and you need not be present to win
Tickets on sale at these LBA Business
Port of Leonardtown Winery
Fenwick Street Used Books and Music
Fuzzy Farmers Market
North End Gallery
Monday, July 16, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Friday, July 06, 2012
GOVERNOR O’MALLEY URGES CAUTION DURING CONTINUED HEAT WAVE
ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 5, 2012) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued a heat advisory across the State for the next several days. As temperatures continue to soar, Governor Martin O’Malley urged Marylanders to take the necessary precautions to prevent heat related illnesses.
“It is important as temperatures reach over 100 degrees that we take the time to check on our family, friends, and neighbors who may be vulnerable to the extreme heat,” said Governor O’Malley. “Even residents in good health can become a victim of heat exhaustion. Whenever possible, avoid spending prolonged time outdoors, stay hydrated and remember to keep in touch with those who may need assistance.”
Hot weather tips:
• Drink plenty of fluids such as water and fruit juices to prevent dehydration — be aware that alcohol can impair the body’s sweat mechanisms, as can fairly common medications such as antihistamines and diuretics.
• Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes.
• Avoid direct sunlight by staying in the shade or by wearing sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
• When possible, stay in air-conditioned areas. If your home is not air-conditioned, consider a visit to a shopping mall or public library.
• NEVER leave pets or young children in a car, even with the windows cracked.
• Check on elderly relatives or neighbors daily. If you are concerned about an older or vulnerable person, call 211 for assistance.
• Take it easy when outdoors. Athletes and those who work outdoors should, if possible, take short breaks when feeling fatigued. Schedule physical activity during the morning or evening when it is cooler.
To find a cooling center in your area, visit, http://www.mema.state.md.us/MEMA2/Local_EOC.html.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Friday, July 6th is going to have everything June First Friday was going to have – except the rain! Leonardtown Business Association First Friday Committee is once again hosting live music, Info Share on The Square, a Summertime Raffle, and a new charity drive supporting Hope Phones (www.hopephones.org).
Local Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll cover band GeeZer has agreed to come back and play their “Music for the Middle Aged” - songs from bands like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Santana, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffet, the Eagles – but with enough variety to please fans of all ages.
Information tables for LBA members like Craft Guild Shop and the Leonardtown Arts Center, as well as Medstar St. Mary’s Health Connections, will be set up in the Square.
Summertime Raffle tickets are on sale at Port of Leonardtown Winery, Fuzzy Farmers Market, North End Gallery, and Fenwick Street Used Books and Music - $1 each or 12 tickets for $10. Prizes include gift cards from LBA businesses and a Grand Prize - a gorgeous, hand-crafted coffee display table built by artisan carpenter Rob Seltzer of Herring Creek Furniture, www.herringcreekfurniture.com/galleryMain.html. Raffle prizes will be displayed on a rotating basis at local participating businesses. Go to www.leonardtownfirstfridays.com for more information and the display schedule. Many thanks to Herring Creek Furniture, Port of Leonardtown Winery, Good Earth Natural Foods, Big Larry’s Comic Book Café, Brewing Grounds, and Fenwick Street Used Books and Music for their generous prize donations.
Drop off stations are set up at Port of Leonardtown Winery on Route 5, or in Town at North End Gallery to collect old cell phones. International charity Hope Phones takes all phones, working or not, and erases all data before refurbishing them for sale or safely recycling them. Hope Phones uses revenue from these phones to buy new phones to distribute all over the world to provide communication between doctors, medical centers and people in need of medical attention.
So, don’t let the June rain spoil the July fun – Come to July First Friday in Leonardtown!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
6 – 9:00 PM
Country Memories band brings their old-time country music show to Leonardtown’s Square for the second concert in the Downtown Tunes Series. Though Country Memories plays mostly older country tunes, they also do a few newer songs and some pop classics. Opening the show at 6:00 p.m. will be one of St. Mary’s County’s newest bands, Shuckin’ Country. While they are new to the music scene, being together less than a year, Shuckin’ Country is already booking dates throughout the County.
The concert will last about three hours. Rain date is same time Sunday. Admission is free, but attendees should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. For information contact Robin Guyther at 301 904-4452.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Friday, June 01, 2012
However, stores and restaurants will still be open and having First Friday specials, the raffle tickets are still available for sale and you can still drop off used cell phones for the Hope Phones charity drive. For more details go to www.leonardtownfirstfridays.com .