Friday, March 26, 2010

Discover St. Mary’s County Destination and Relocation Guide Now Available

Discover St. Mary’s County Destination and Relocation Guide Now Available

The Discover St. Mary’s County Destination and Relocation guide is now available in both print and digital formats. The glossy magazine-style guide is published in partnership with the publishers of Maryland Life magazine. It features articles on the area as well as visitor information including listings for sites, attractions, and lodging and dining establishments. The guide also features information on relocating to St. Mary’s County.

"The guide serves as a great travel planner and business recruitment tool," notes St. Mary's County Tourism Manager Carolyn Laray. "We began our partnership with Maryland Life magazine in 2009 during the 375th birthday of Maryland and have again printed 75,000 copies of the magazine." The new publication includes a special feature on Leonardtown. The feature will also be included in the July/August 2010 issue of Maryland Life magazine.

The guide is free and is available at the St. Mary’s County Welcome Center in Charlotte Hall, at participating businesses throughout the county, at the county libraries, throughout the Naval Air Station Patuxent River and at state and regional visitor information centers. The guide will be mailed to those requesting visitor or relocation information and will be distributed at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Print copies can be requested by emailing or calling 301-475-4200, x 1404.

A digital version of the guide may be viewed at the Tourism website at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010



The Commissioners of Leonardtown will hold a public hearing on Monday April 12, 2010 at 4:45 p.m. at the Town office at 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive comments on the Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2011. Copies of the budget will be available on Wednesday, March 24th at the Town Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The public is invited to attend or send written comments by 4:00 p.m. on April 12, 2010 to:

The Commissioners of Leonardtown
P.O. Box 1
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Tuesday, March 16, 2010



Election of three (3) Council members of the Town of Leonardtown will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

Notice is hereby given that an election of three (3) Council members of Leonardtown shall be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, and that the polls shall be open at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown, Maryland, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM, on said date, for voting.

The deadline for filing is Monday, April 19, 2010 at 4:30 PM. Candidates may file at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland.

In order to hold elective or appointive office as Mayor or as a Town Council member one must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Town for at least one (1) year, and at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Property ownership alone does not qualify for election or appointment as a Town Councilmember.

Deadline for registration to vote is Friday, April 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm. Visit the Board of Elections office at 41650 Tudor Hall Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Monday through Friday, between the normal business hours of 8:00 am through 5:00 pm or call 301-475-7844 ext. 1610 to request an application to be mailed to you or for more detailed information go to:

Deadline for submitting a completed application for an Absentee Ballot is Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Town Office by 4:30 pm.

Deadline for Obtaining Emergency Ballot is Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Emergency ballots are for any voter who, becomes unable to go personally to the polls because of illness or infirmity or condition of employment that occurred after the deadline for submittal of application for Absentee Ballot, (April 27, 2010).


To qualify to vote in a Town Election one must be registered. To register, one must be a citizen of the United States, at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have been a resident of the Town for a period of at least thirty (30) days preceding the election.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Song Coffee House

New Song Coffee House:

Friday, April 9th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, On the Square in Leonardtown.

The Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene invites you to a free Coffee House. Live worship music will be presented by Vision 8. A good will love offering will be received.

Waterfront Easter Son Rise Service

Waterfront Easter Son Rise Service:

The Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene invites you to an Easter Son Rise Service at Leonardtown Wharf – April 4th – 7:00 am

A free breakfast will follow at the church fellowship hall.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Comedy Show at Leonardtown Fire House

Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department to Host Comedy Night

The Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department will host a comedy night on Saturday, March 27, at the Leonardtown Fire House on Lawrence Avenue in Leonardtown. The doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour/”attitude adjustment,” seating begins at 7 p.m., and the comedy show starts at 8:30 p.m. The evening features Mark Matusof, who was voted Washington D.C.’s top comic by Washington Magazine, and Kier, a musical comedian who has worked with Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers.
Tickets to the comedy show are $50 and include open bar all evening and a delicious three-course dinner catered by the Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds benefit the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets can be reserved by contacting Roger Mattingly at 301-475-5966 or

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Historical Society Successful in Nomination of Newtown Manor House as One of 11 Selected Sites for Endangered Maryland 2010

Historical Society Successful in Nomination of Newtown Manor House
as One of 11 Selected Sites for Endangered Maryland 2010

Historical Society Successful in Nomination of Newtown Manor House
The St. Mary’s County Historical Society (Society) is proud to announce that its nomination of the Newtown Manor House (House) for the Endangered Maryland program, a partnership between Preservation Maryland and Maryland Life Magazine, was accepted as one of eleven endangered sites in Maryland for their 2010 program. All the sites are featured in the March/April 2010 issue of Maryland Life. A selection committee of preservationists from throughout Maryland evaluated the nominations based on a list of seven criteria, including:
- historic significance of resource,
- urgency of the threat facing the resource,
- feasibility of solution and usefulness of the Endangered Maryland listing,
- level of community support;
- geographic diversity;
- diversity of resource type, and
- diversity of threat.

The House is thought to have been erected in the mid-18th century. The major threat to the structure is its slow deterioration from a lack of continuing maintenance. It is part of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Newtown Manor House Historic District in Compton. This mission is the oldest Catholic Church in English-speaking America. From this area of Newtown Neck and from other locations in Southern Maryland, English Jesuit priests conducted missionary activities among the Indians and ministered to the needs of the settlers beginning in the 1630s and 1640s. The Society felt that, by bringing attention and focus to this unique resource, progress could be made to preserve this wonderful historic building. The Historic District marks a location and site important in the 17th century ecclesiastical history of Maryland, as an example of a self-contained Jesuit community made self-supporting by a surrounding 700-acre farm. The Jesuit community recently sold that farm to the State of Maryland with the intent of developing a state park. In 1967, the Society of Jesus sold 7.5 acres to the Archdiocese of Washington, which included the old church and the House.

Any questions regarding this release should be directed to Susan Wolfe, Executive Director, St. Mary’s County Historical Society, by email at or by phone at 301-475-2467.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Elly's Closet - Spring/Summer Consignment Event May 14/15

Elly's Closet will be holding its Spring/Summer Women's and Junior's Upscale Consignment Event at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds Friday, May 14th (from 10am to 8pm) and Saturday, May 15th (from 9am to 2pm). On May 15th, the second day of the sale, there will be lots of items reduced to 50% off. If you are interested in consigning your gently worn or unworn name brand or designer spring/summer clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry or other accessories then go to our website at Consignors must register and enter their inventory into our website by April 25th. We are also looking for event advertisers and volunteers. Consignors, volunteers and advertisers will receive a VIP Pre-sale pass to shop on May 13th (before the public sale).

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Comedy Department - Sat, March 27 - Mark Matusof

The Comedy Department at the Leonardtown Fire House - Saturday, March 27, 2010

Featuring MARK MATUSOF-Voted DC's top comic by the Washingtonian Magazine and

KIER - Musical Comedian who has worked with such guests as Reba Entire/Kenny Rogers

Open Bar All Evening with Attitude Adjustment Hour from 6 to 7 pm

Delicious 3 course dinner catered by Auxiliary of the Leonardtown VFD - Seating at 7 pm

Comedy show starts at 8:30 pm. - $50 per ticket - Reservations only

Call Roger Mattingly 301-475-5966 or email