Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Celtic Music Festival - St. Mary's Ryken

The students of St. Mary's Ryken High School Student Organization Furthering the Interests in the Arts (SOFIA) and the Celtic Society of Southern Maryland are sponsoring the Winter Celtic Music Festival at SMR Rom Hall Fine Arts Auditorium, Saturday, 28 Jan 2012.

More details are available at

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Advertisement for Bids - Church Street Elevated Tank Demolition

Advertisement for Bids

Church Street Elevated Tank Demolition

Commissioners of Leonardtown

The Commissioners of Leonardtown are accepting sealed proposals for the demolition of the Church Street elevated tank in Leonardtown, MD. The work consists of the demolition and removal of the existing elevated potable water storage tank, including disposal of collected paint debris. A complete description and scope of work will be available on January 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the office of the Commissioners of Leonardtown, Attention: Laschelle McKay, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD or by calling 301-475-9791 or emailing Digital copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available at the same location for a non-refundable cost of $25.00 per set. If mailing of documents are requested an additional cost of $10.00 per set in a separate check is required to cover handling and postage.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on January 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the office of the Commissioners of Leonardtown. Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., January 31, 2012 at POB 1, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The Commissioners of Leonardtown reserve the right to reject any and all bids and proposals, and to accept any proposals deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Port of Leonardtown Holiday Open House

Port of Leonardtown
Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 10, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.m
Wine, Art, Food, Gifts

Shop, relax and have lunch

Free Wine & Food Samples!

Art inspired wine & food pairings
Featuring art by Ruth S. Collins and food by Hot Diggity Dog

23190 Newtowne Neck Road
Leonardtown, MD

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Santa & Mrs. Claus on the Square

Saturday, December 17

Kids of all ages can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Leonardtown Square on Saturday, December 17th from 11 AM - 1 PM. Be sure to bring your Christmas wish list and a camera if you wish to have a photo of your visit. In the event of inclement weather, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be moved into the Winegardner Auto Showroom. 301-475-9791

Holiday Open House at Port of Leonardtown Winery

Saturday, December 10

A Holiday Open House will be held at the Port of Leonardtown Winery in Leonardtown on Saturday, December 10th from NOON until 6PM. Shop, relax, and sample wines with food inspired by the art in our tasting room for free. Full servings available for purchase. The winery will be releasing its Cabernet Franc Reserve! This event will feature art by local Ruth S. Collins, food by Hot Diggity Dog, & great gift ideas.
The Port of Leonardtown Winery is located at 23190 Newtowne Neck Rd. -- 301.690.2192 --

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Safety Advisory - Automobile Breaking and Entering

Sergeant Mike Butler, Leonardtown Deputy, has issued an advisory to Leonardtown residents regarding an increase in automobile breaking and enterings occurring during the nighttime hours in several Leonardtown neighborhoods. It is important to keep your vehicle locked at all times and valuable items out of plain view. Please contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s office at 301-475-4040 if you have any information regarding these break ins.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lighting

Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lighting in Leonardtown

Ring in the holiday season on Friday, November 25th from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Leonardtown Town Square! Leonardtown’s annual "Christmas on the Square" and "Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony" will be held on Washington Street in Historic downtown Leonardtown. Santa’s arrival and lighting of the Town Christmas Tree takes place at 7:00 PM

Enjoy a variety of entertainment, including holiday music, sleigh rides, horse & carriage rides, train rides, hay rides, fire truck rides, petting zoo, live nativity, Christmas carols, face painting, make-and-take crafts, festive decorations, food and much more! You can also check out the Christmas Festival at Winegardner Auto Showroom, the Gingerbread House at Kevin’s Corner Kafe, the Leonardtown Arts Center, and a presentation of “A Christmas Carol” on Fenwick Street. Many downtown merchants and art galleries will also remain open for your Christmas shopping needs! Performers on stage include Bella School of Music, the St. Aloysius Spirit Singers, Leonardtown Middle School Chorus, St. Mary’s Ryken Chorus, Gracie’s Guys and Gals Dance Troupe, the Southern Maryland Boot Scooters, Leonardtown Baptist Church Choir, and Piney Point Elementary Chorus! Be sure to keep an eye out for Frosty the Snowman, the Christmas Elf, Mrs. Claus, and of course, the big guy himself, Santa Claus!

Several streets in the downtown Leonardtown Square area will be closed to thru traffic from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Parking will be limited to accessible streets and designated parking lots. You are encouraged to park at the College of Southern Maryland and take the free shuttle bus service provided by Carter Bus Service to the Leonardtown Square.

Christmas on the Square is sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, the Leonardtown Business Association and the Commissioners of Leonardtown, in gratitude to our community financial partners: Two Guys Auto Body, Quality Built Homes, Winegardner Auto Group, PNC Bank, Burris’ Olde Towne Insurance, the Cutting Edge Salon and the College of Southern Maryland. For further information, visit or call 301-475-9791. (Raindate: The raindate will comprise the Annual Tree Lighting (only) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM.)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Event Coordinator Job Opening

Event Coordinator Job Opening

The Town of Leonardtown is accepting resumes for a part-time Event Coordinator. This position reports directly to the Town Administrator. Responsibilities include organizing special events and functions, and marketing and promoting the Town. Individuals must be available weekends and evenings if special events are scheduled. Priority will be given to resumes showing relevant work experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience, with a range of $11-$15 per hour. Average 24 hours per week. Send resume and three professional references to Laschelle McKay, Commissioners of Leonardtown, POB 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or email to

Application deadline is November 25, 2011.

Leonardtown Arts Center Gala Opening - Nov 20th

Leonardtown Arts Center gala fund raising event is Sunday, November 20 at noon at Cafe des Artistes, followed by reception and meet and greet with artist at the LAC. Space may still be available. $50 per person and $30 of that is tax deductible. Checks must be made out to St. Mary's County Arts Council for the LAC. Contact Joe Orlando at

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Due to road closures in the downtown area on Friday, November 11 - collection times are being modified in order to ensure all Friday customers can be serviced. Downtown customers should place their trash containers at the curb on Thursday evening. Customers outside the downtown area may notice a change in the time of collection.

Thursday, November 03, 2011




Parade organizers extend an invitation to the entire community to attend Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown on Friday, November 11th! Join us in saluting our Veterans. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will move from the staging area at Ryken High School onto Fenwick Street, proceed to Washington Street and the Town Square area, and end on Courthouse Drive. The Parade will feature Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, military units, color guards, local school marching bands, bagpipers, classic and antique cars, boy and girl scouts, cheerleaders, horses, motorcycles, fire, police, emergency personnel and equipment, and more! Immediately following the parade, spectators are encouraged to remain in the Town Square for the Veterans Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony is held to thank and honor all Veterans for their military service, and includes guest speakers, patriotic music, “What Veterans Day Means to Me” essay winners, and the laying of wreaths in honor of our fallen Veterans.


Parade participants are requested to arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and be in their assembly area at Ryken High School no later than 9:00 a.m.

All Parade Participants should park in the parking lot complex at the Leonardtown Middle School located on Route 5/Point Lookout Road, where they will be bused to Ryken High School. This includes participants, groups and individual walkers, with the following exception: Parade Participants with the following entries only, may proceed directly to the assembly area at Ryken High School on Camp Calvert Road by taking Fenwick Street via Route 5/Point Lookout Road : Units that are arriving by bus and preloaded with equipment, such as school bands, etc.; Units or individuals carrying large instruments or other cumbersome entries, such as bagpipers, etc.; Vehicles that are in the parade (such as Police, Fire Trucks, Ambulances, Classic Cars, Motorcycles, etc.); Floats; Horses

If your parade entry does not fall within one of the categories outlined above, you will be asked to turn around, park at the Leonardtown Middle School, and take the shuttle bus to the staging area at Ryken School.

Upon arrival at Ryken High School, parade participants should check in with parade coordinators for their line-up assignment, where they will then be directed to their assembly area. Numbered cones will be set up at each assembly area. Parade participants who do not know their number before arrival should check in with one of the parade organizers.


Spectators are encouraged to park at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds and take the free round-trip bus service into downtown Leonardtown to view the parade. The buses will operate between 8 AM – 1 PM to load and unload spectators at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds on Route 5 (Point Lookout Road) for the round-trip service between the Downtown and the Fairgrounds. Drop-off point in the Downtown will be the intersection of Washington Street and Shadrick Street. This bus service is provided by the St. Mary’s County Public Schools, Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship, the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and transportation, 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 vehicle 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.

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 Leonardtown Elementary School at 11:00 AM. Those wishing to lay wreaths at the monuments may choose to do so.

CSM 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 effective Aug. 1st 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 the Habitat for Humanity to distribute information and accept donations toward the Repair Corps project and injured Marine Caleb Getscher.

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 American Legion Post 2632. For more information call 301-475-9791 or e-mail

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick on Treat on the Square - Cancelled

Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, October 29th, the 2011 Trick-or-Treat on the Square event in Leonardtown Square is cancelled. This also includes the Scarecrow-Making activity and the SMAWL Pet Costume Contest activity. There is no raindate for this event.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trick or Treat on the Square

Come to the Leonardtown Square and enjoy a fun fall day!
1 PM – 3 PM Scarecrow-Making with the Old Towne Crafters. There is a cost of $8 per scarecrow for supplies.
1 PM – 4 PM SMAWL Pet Costume Contest - - Have a photo of your pet taken to be entered into SMAWL’s Facebook pet costume contest and pick up a special treat for your pet! There will also be an appearance by SMAWLIE!
3 PM – 4 PM Trick-or-Treating downtown Merchants -- kids can have fun dressing up in their favorite Halloween costume and “trick-or-treating” participating downtown merchants around the Square. Trick-or-treating is free; sponsored by the Leonardtown Business Association.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Greenwell hosts 2nd Annual Monster Rockfish Festival

Greenwell hosts 2nd Annual Monster Rockfish Festival Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 11am - 5pm Greenwell State Park Hollywood, MD 20636

The Festival features the 2nd Annual Monster Rockfish Cook-Off featuring restaurants from the greater Maryland area. Taste and vote for the People's Choice Award! Enjoy Rockfish tastings and other seasonal culinary delights, beer and local wine; music; tours of historic Rosedale Manor; awards ceremony for Monster Rockfish Tournament (held the day prior on Sat., Oct. 29); pony rides; horseback riding demos; kayaking demos and rides (weather permitting); children's activities; and artists and crafters and outdoor outfitter vendors will display their wares. The Festival is a designated SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT ZONE. Greenwell will offer candy and other treats to children.

All proceeds benefit the Greenwell Foundation's inclusive programs including horseback riding lessons, kayaking, summer camps and Nature Time. Proceeds also help Greenwell serve as a host site for Southern Maryland Vacations for Vets, a respite program for our nation's wounded servicemen and women.

The Monster Rockfish Tournament takes place the day before on Sat., Oct. 29. It's the Chesapeake Bay's biggest open rockfish tournament with $130,000 in prizes. And, the Greenwell Foundation receives a portion of the proceeds from the tournament.

Registration and information available at Free Admission to the Festival (parking fee applies)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holiday Home Tour to Benefit Health Share of St. Mary's


One of Southern Maryland's most popular holiday events. Sunday, December 4, 2011. From 11 am to 4 pm. Tour 7 beautiful, private homes joyfully decorated for the holiday season. Gather a group of friends for a fun afternoon discovering what these elegant homes look like inside! All homes on this year's tour are located within 5 miles of each other in the Leonardtown area off Rt. 244 & Breton Beach Road in the Medley's Neck area. Signs indicating the homes will be clearly displayed on the roadway.

Tickets may be purchased online at and search under Events for Holiday Home Tour to Benefit Health Share. Tickets may also be purchased at Community Bank of Tri-County in Leonardtown; Bank of America, Leonardtown; Cedar Point Credit Union on Maple Drive in California; PNC Bank in Leonardtown; Traditions of Loveville, 28420 Point Lookout Road, Loveville; The Apple Basket, 27056 Mount Zion Church Rd (Right off Rt 235), Mechanicsville; and, The Vintage Source, 22080 Newtowne Neck Road, Compton (this location will have tickets only on Nov. 18-19). Tickets may be purchase on the day of the event at any of the 7 home locations. Tickets are $50 per person for all homes or $10 per house.

Lunch by Kevin's Korner Kafe will be available for purchase at one of the homes. ALL purchases are tax deductible and 100% of proceeds benefit Health Share of St. Mary's, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the working poor of St. Mary's County obtain medical treatment.

Questions? Contact Mary Leigh Harless 301-862-5584 or

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mission of Mercy (MOM) - Herb Reed and The Platters Concert

Mission of Mercy (MOM) – The Platters Concert

Herb Reed and The Platters! Stroll back in time with this Hall of Fame musical group. Their hits include “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender”, “Only You”, and “My Prayer”. This successful vocal group of the early Rock & Roll era were the first to have a Top Ten album in America. Mr. Herb Reed has managed, performed, and toured as The Platters or Herb Reed and The Platters continuously since 1953. His voice is heard on every one of the nearly 400 recordings of The Platters. The show at Leonardtown High School on 10 December 2011 will include their top hits and a selection of Holiday music. Doors open at 6:00 pm, show begins at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets are $50.00, $60.00 at the door, if available. Benefits Mission of Mercy (MOM) SoMd. Call 301-247-3283.

Mission of Mercy (MOM) is a national endeavor that has been providing free dental services for underserved and uninsured adults since 2000. MOM of SoMD is being coordinated by volunteers from St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties. As outpouring of dentists from across the state of Maryland – along with dental hygienists, dental assistants, lab technicians, other health professionals, and a myriad of lay volunteers will work in concert with community groups and agencies to better the oral health of individuals who come to the clinic. The two-day (one weekend) clinic for Southern Maryland (our first!) will be held in June 2012 using portable equipment for cleanings, x-rays, extractions, and fillings. We will serve as many adults as time, volunteers, and supplies allow. All dental services are provided by board certified dental and medical professionals.

We are hosting Herb Reed and The Platters as a FUNraising event for MOM So MD.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Cart Cruz - Sunday, October 9th @ 1 pm to 5 pm

Following the Antique Tractor Parade is the 1st Annual Golf Cart Cruz - Trophies will be awarded one hour after the Parade and Cruz!

Head on over to the Fire House for a bull roast catered by Kevin's Corner Cafe to benefit the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. LVFD's famous scalded oysters, and more.

Music by D.J. Rick

Celebrate Sparky's 60th Birthday

Tour the Fire House up close look at equipment!

50-50 Raffle!

Call Roger Mattingly at 301-475-5955 or email him at

Antique Tractor Parade - Sunday, October 9 @ 1 pm

The Southern Maryland Antique Power Association is benefiting the Christmas in April Foundation of St. Mary's County as they hold their second annual Antique Tractor Parade through Historic Leonardtown.

A Parade of Power that is fun for all ages! John Deere, Farmall, Oliver, Ford, Massey Ferguson equipment and more! These beautiful and hard working machines are over 50 years old - some restored while others will be in their work clothes.

Come on down to Leonardtown, bring a chair, pick a spot along the square on Sunday, October 9th - the parade begins at 1 pm.

Monday, September 19, 2011

CANCELLED - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

The regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for today, Monday, September 19th, has been cancelled as there are no cases to be heard at this time.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011



Effective October 1, 2011, in town residential customers will be billed for their water and sewer use based on their metered water consumption. Meters will be read and the billing will still be prepared and mailed on a calendar quarter basis. The first consumption based bill will be mailed on or about December 30. For most customers, the previous 3 invoices included consumption data that can be used to calculate what your bill would have been using the new rates. You can also call the town office if you need assistance with this calculation.


Minimum charge $30.00 per quarter; includes -0- to 10,000 gallons of water

Extra consumption $ 2.50 for each thousand gallons, or fraction thereof, over 10,000 gallons


Minimum charge $58.86 per quarter includes -0- to 10,000 gallons of water

Extra consumption $ 5.89 for each thousand gallons, or fraction thereof, over 10,000 gallons up to a maximum sewer charge of $135.43

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

11 LAPS TO REMEMBER - Sunday, September 11

Join the Commissioners of Leonardtown and the St. Mary's County Public Schools to remember those who lost their lives to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. There will be an opening ceremony, an 11 Laps Around the Square Walk, and laying of the wreath. Donations will be accepted to support the association of Wounded Warriors. All are encouraged to demonstrate your American pride by wearing patriotic colors.

"FALL FOLLIES" CRAFT SHOW - Saturday, Sept. 10

The annual “Fall Follies” craft show is this Saturday, September 10th from 10 AM - 3 PM on Washington Street in downtown Leonardtown.  Highlights include over 50 craft vendors, featuring their handicrafts, including floral, pottery, baskets, quilting, stained glass, wood carvings, jewelry, and crafts of many kinds!   Great for holiday shopping.  Sponsored by the St. Mary’s Crafts Guild.  Call 301-997-1644 for further information.  Check out the downtown shops and restaurants too! 


St. Mary’s Nursing Center Foundation, Inc. 


Patricia Bowles-Buckler, President
21585 Peabody Street,
Leonardtown, MD 20650
     Contact: Brenda Pruett, Vice President                                      Telephone: 240-298-5019
                                                                                                               Fax: 301-475-9425
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       

St. Mary’s Nursing Center Foundation is Proud to Present


Saturday, October 29, 2011
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD 20636

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Music starts at 7:00 p.m.

The St. Mary’s Nursing Center Foundation is the fund raising arm of the Nursing Center.  All proceeds will provide the Nursing Center with needed equipment to enhance our residents care.  Please help us to help them.

There are reserved sponsor tables available at the show: 8 tickets for $1,000 with front row seating; 8 tickets for $750 with second row seating; and 8 tickets for $500 with third row and back seating. General admission seating is $50 per person.  Food will be available for purchase and will be catered by Kevin Thompson of Kevin’s Korner Kafé in Leonardtown.  Setups will be available through the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department which includes your favorite two liter beverage, bucket of ice and cups. 

Are you ready to ROCK and ROLL?  Dig out your poodle skirts, bobbie socks, saddle shoes, roll up your jeans, grease back your hair, pony tails and duck tails are back in style, and dance the night away.  Halloween costume is optional.

The Sleep Inn in California has offered room discounts if you are staying overnight.  Just ask Vicki or Brenda about accommodations.

If you have any questions or wish to purchase tickets now, please contact: Vicki Polk at 240-210-2284 or Brenda Pruett at 240-298-5019.  # # #

Tuesday, September 06, 2011



On Monday, September 12 Goode Trash Service will collect certain yard debris from residents within the corporate limits of Leonardtown. Limbs and branches need to be bundled and cut to 4 foot lengths or shorter. No logs will be accepted. If you want to use this service, please make sure bundles are curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Additionally, any extra large debris that was or is unable to be collected or handled by Goode Trash Removal on Monday will be collected later that week by another contractor with larger capacity equipment.

If you are not sure whether you live within the corporate limits of Leonardtown, please call the Town office at (301) 475-9791.

We appreciate your patience as the crews have been extremely busy helping to collect and clean up as quickly and efficiently for all residents following this devastation created by Hurricane Irene.

Monday, August 29, 2011

IMPORTANT - Hurricane Recovery Information

Bulk Trash Collection

The next bulk trash collection for Leonardtown residents is still scheduled for Friday, September 2nd. Please be advised that NO YARD DEBRIS will be collected on Friday. Separate collection arrangements are being made for yard debris.


On Saturday, September 3, 2011, Goode Trash Service will collect certain yard debris from residents within the corporate limits of Leonardtown. Limbs and branches need to be bundled and cut to 4 foot lengths or shorter. No logs will be accepted. If you want to use this service, please make sure bundles are curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. If you are not sure whether you live within the corporate limits of Leonardtown, please call the Town office at (301) 475-9791.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Downtown Tunes - Rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2

The Downtown Tunes event originally scheduled for Saturday, August 27th on the Square in downtown Leonardtown,MD has been rescheduled and will be held on Friday, September 2nd beginning at 6 PM. Bands playing for this event will be GeeZer and Wiskers. Come out and enjoy great rock and roll favorites - and bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. This Friday is also a celebration of Leonardtown "First Fridays", and many of Leonardtown's restaurants and shops will be open late to offer menu and gift specials, gallery receptions, and more. Check for a list of participating businesses and special offers!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Kayak Fishing & Stand Up Paddle Demo Day

Kayak Fishing & Stand Up Paddle
Demo Day

Saturday September 10th
11:00AM – 5:00PM
At the Leonardtown Wharf

Bring you fishing gear and try the newest in fishing kayaks. We will have a variety of different fishing kayaks for free demo, and valuable incentives for same day purchase. We will have our kayak-fishing expert on site to demonstrate and answer questions!

Rather test your balance? Then try a SUP! That’s “stand up paddleboard” of course. Try the fastest growing paddling sport on one of our demo boards for free.

Email Questions to:

Brought to you by:
Patuxent Adventure Center

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Leonardtown’s Special August “First Fridays” and "Beach Party on the Square"

Leonardtown’s Special August “First Fridays”
and “Beach Party on the Square” Event

A weekend of fun in Leonardtown will commence with a special “First Fridays” event on August 5th, to kick-off Leonardtown’s “Beach Party on the Square” event the next day This “First Fridays” will be a great evening of art, entertainment, food, and specials. Live music on the Square will feature the talented Yeh Jazz Trio performing from 5 PM – 7 PM, and the swinging Pax Rats performing from 7PM – 9PM. At 7:30 PM, a gift drawing will take place in the Town Square. First prize is a Fuji Crosstown 2.0 Comfort Bike and the second prize is a Longaberger Summer Lovin’ Village Basket filled with gifts and gift certificates donated by numerous Leonardtown businesses. Tickets for the drawings are free; just stop by any participating Leonardtown Business Association member’s place of business. Winners must be present to collect their prize. We hope you will enjoy the variety of specials offered by our Town businesses both in downtown and uptown Leonardtown, the new Leonardtown Arts Center, Port of Leonardtown Winery, the Maryland Antiques Center complex, the Shops at Breton Bay and Breton Marketplace. Each first Friday of the month, the Leonardtown Business Association offers “First Fridays” between the hours of 5PM – 8PM. For additional information and a list of participating businesses, visit

For great family fun, check out Leonardtown’s “BEACH PARTY on the Square" event on Saturday, August 6th from 4 PM – 9 PM. This action-packed event is sure to boast a good time for all! Highlights include the fantastic tunes of “The 25th Hour Band”, a performance by Xtreme Athletics, a magic show by Mr. Magic Reggie Rice, a line-dance demonstration with Pam Veitch, a Zumba dance demonstration with Robyn Butcher, the strolling minstrel David Norris, also the amazing ENF Kids Jam, who will tout the principles of our environment thru singing, acting and dancing!

Fun activities throughout the evening include window painting, tug-of-war and fitness games in the sand hosted by the College of Southern Maryland. There will also be Fire truck hose-downs, inflatable rock climbing wall, Velcro wall, moon bounce, waterslide, kids’ sand pit, hula hoop, jump rope and limbo contests, face painting, balloon twisting, crafts, informational displays, games, prizes, food and much more! Both for the young and the not so young, come see the classic cars, including a nice selection of beautiful corvettes. You can also take the Hillside Ride shuttle or stroll down to the Leonardtown Wharf Park to enjoy the picturesque scenery and kayaking on breathtaking Breton Bay. Admission to Leonardtown’s "Beach Party" is free! There is a cost for food and some attractions.

A new activity to the Beach Party this year is the Running of the Balls, presented as a cooperative effort between the Leonardtown Rotary Club and the Lexington Park Rotary Club. The balls are released at 7 PM 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.

On Beach Party day, Saturday, August 6th, 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 STS shuttle bus service provided by the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation 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., Winegardner Auto Group, College of Southern Maryland, Loiderman Soltesz Associates, Inc., Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, and a grant from the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and the Maryland Arts Council.

For more information on Leonardtown’s “First Fridays” or the “Beach Party on the Square” events, contact the Office of the Commissioners of Leonardtown at 301-475-9791 or email us at You can also visit “First Fridays” on the web at and Leonardtown on the web at

Friday, July 22, 2011

Saturday, July 23 - Downtown Tunes @ 6 PM.

Saturday, July 23 - Downtown Tunes @ 6 PM.

"Gary Rue and the Dance Hall Ghost" will perform old rock-n-roll and country mix in the Upper Town Square. Bring a lawn chair. Free! No street closures, but we will close off the parallel parking areas bordering the curbing around the Upper Square to allow for visibility and safety.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

CSM’s Twilight Performances -Fitzmaurice Returns

Returning to the College of Southern Maryland’s fifth anniversary Twilight Performance Series will be local band, Fitzmaurice. Formed in 2006 by identical twins Maria and Sarah Fitzmaurice, Brandon Snelling and Mike Simms, Fitzmaurice has a unique style with influences from bluegrass, country, jazz, classical, international folk and classic rock.

In addition to providing vocals for the group, Maria Fitzmaurice plays the guitar and Sarah Fitzmaurice plays the bass. Snelling plays the mandolin, with Simms on the banjo and Aaron Malone on the fiddle. Newly added to the ensemble are drums played by multi-instrumentalist, producer, Grammy-nominated recording engineer, singer and song writer, Jeff Covert.

Fitzmaurice is currently No. 29 on the Roots Music Report nationwide for bluegrass and No. 2 in the state of Maryland for all genres. They recently signed with Infindel Records, a record label based in Hoboken, NJ.

For CSM’s fifth Twilight Performance Series, Fitzmaurice performs July 12 at the Leonardtown Campus, July 13 at the La Plata Campus and July 14 at the Prince Frederick Campus. For more information on Fitzmaurice visit their website at or their facebook fanpage at

Other bands to perform in July at Twilight will be Adrian Duke’s Jazztet and Another Level. Performances take place at the Leonardtown Campus on Tuesdays, July 12, 19 and 26; at the La Plata Campus on Wednesdays, July 13, 20 and 27; and at the Prince Frederick Campus on Thursdays, July 14, 21 and 28. All performances will begin at 6:45 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, performances will move indoors. On the La Plata Campus performances will move to the Fine Arts Center, on the Leonardtown Campus to the Building A, Auditorium, and on the Prince Frederick Campus to Room 119.
In its fifth season the Twilight Performance Series is a free, family-friendly evening of entertainment held on each campus. Current support for the series is being made available through a partnership with the Maryland Humanities Council and is made possible in part by a grant from the Charles County Arts Alliance, Arts Council of Calvert County, St. Mary’s Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Sponsorships include contributions from Bayside Toyota; Comcast Bay Shore Group; Computer Science Corporation; Murray, Wamsley and Schrader, LLC; Wildes-Spirit Design and Printing and Research and Engineering Development, LLC.
Food and beverages will be available to purchase from Chick-fil-A on the La Plata and Leonardtown campuses and Maryland Country Caterers on the Prince Frederick Campus. For menu and pricing visit
For information on the Twilight Performance Series call 301-934-7703 or visit

CSM’s campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advanced notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support/ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

Calendar Listings
Calvert County
CSM Twilight Performance Series: Fitzmaurice. 6:45 p.m., July 14, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Fitzmaurice will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. The band plays original compositions influenced by a variety of musical genres such as country, folk and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. Food and beverages available for purchase from Maryland Country Caterers. Menu and information at 301-934-7703 or

Charles County
CSM Twilight Performance Series: Fitzmaurice. 6:45 p.m., July 13, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Fitzmaurice will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. The band plays original compositions influenced by a variety of musical genres such as country, folk and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. Food and beverages available for purchase from Chick-fil-A. Menu and information at 301-934-7703 or

St. Mary’s County
CSM Twilight Performance Series: Fitzmaurice. 6:45 p.m., July 12, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Fitzmaurice will perform as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. The band plays original compositions influenced by a variety of musical genres such as country, folk and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. Food and beverages available for purchase from Chick-fil-A. Menu and information at 301-934-7703 or

CSM’s 2011 Twilight Performance Series will feature weekly performances on each campus July 5-28. Chautauquan performances will take place on the La Plata Campus July 5-7 and Twilight Musical Performances will be on the Leonardtown Campus on Tuesdays, La Plata Campus on Wednesdays and the Prince Frederick Campus on Thursdays, July 12-28. Performances start at 6:45 p.m. Free. 301-934-7703 or visit

As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Twilight Performance Series, Fitzmaurice returns this year to perform at all three campuses. Performances will begin at 6:45 p.m., July 12 at the Leonardtown Campus, July 13 at the La Plata Campus and July 14 at the Prince Frederick Campus. Fitzmaurice plays original compositions influenced by a variety of musical genres such as country, folk and jazz. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7703 or

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Concert on the Square - Saturday, July 9th - FREE

River Concert Series Brass Ensemble - Saturday, July 9, 2011 ~ 7:00 p.m. on the historic Leonardtown Square.

And it is FREE!

Bring your family, friends, neighbors and a lawn chair or blanket! Sit back, relax and enjoy selections of jazz sounds from Bach or Rock.

For more information - contact the Commissioners of Leonardtown - 301-475-9791

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sunday, June 26 - Southern Maryland Food & Arts Festival - 1 PM - 5 PM

Sunday, June 26 - Southern Maryland Food & Arts Festival - 1 PM - 5 PM.

This event is a fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, taking place at Leonardtown Wharf Park. Admission is $5. Activities planned include food & wine tastings, local artists, vendors, moonbounce, and a pet fashion show.
No street closures, but there will be a detour for attendees to park in the Courthouse parking area and walk or hop on a golf cart to the Wharf.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


7/21/2011 – Wicomico Shores Municipal Golf Course – Shotgun Start 9:00 AM

The third annual St. Mary’s Nursing Center Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 2011. Check-in begins at 8:00 AM and the Putting Contest starts at 8:15 AM. Cost is $75 per player which includes greens fees, cart, beverages on the course and lunch. Tournament format is Captain’s Choice.

The tournament will feature a Hole In One prize, gifts for men and women closest to the pin, longest drive, putting contest winners, first, second and third place teams and door prizes. Players may purchase Mulligan’s and 50/50 raffle tickets. A delicious buffet lunch will be provided by Kevin Thompson.

If you do not play golf, you may sponsor lunch for $400, a hole for $100, a golf cart for $75, a tee for $50, or a business card sponsor – for $20, we will distribute your business cards in the gift bags for the golfers. You must provide the business cards. A donation of any denomination is appreciated and needed. Sponsor signage will advertise lunch, each hole, golf cart and tee. All proceeds and donations will purchase equipment for St. Mary’s Nursing Center to care for our residents. We need you to help us help them. Your donation is tax deductible. Please make checks payable to SMNC Foundation and the address is P.O. Box 904, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

If you have any questions or wish to register, please contact: Patricia Bowles-Buckler 301-481-6898. Registration deadline is July 15, 2011.

St. Mary’s Nursing Center Foundation, Inc.

Patricia Bowles-Buckler, President
21585 Peabody Street,
Leonardtown, MD 20650


Patricia Bowles-Buckler, President

Telephone: 301-481-6898
Fax: 301-475-9425

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Savor St. Mary's Restaurant Week June 6-19, 2011

Buy Local, Eat Local and Support the Community!

Savor St. Mary's - Restaurant Week - June 6 - 19, 2011 - St. Mary's finest local restaurants put their finest food forward!

Check out Restaurant Week participants, profiles on local chefs and special dishes being offered!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Notice of Budget Hearing on June 13 @ 4:15 pm


The Commissioners of Leonardtown will hold a public hearing on Monday June 13, 2011at 4:15 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 2012. Copies of the budget are currently available 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 June 13, 2011 to:

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

Friday, May 20, 2011

Walden 5K Run and Walk - Greenwell State Park 5/21

Walden 5K
Cross-County Run & Fune Walk
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.m
Greenwell State Park, Hollywood, MD

$25 pre-registration; $30 race day
online @ search "Walden 5K" or Laura (see below)

Your registration covers even participation, food/refreshments, a raffle ticket for prizes, a t-shirt and an all dayparkin gpass to lovely Greenwell State Park!

Your support benefits crisis and counseling programs at Walden!


Laura Webb, Community Engagement Manager
301-997-1300 x804

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Relay for Life, St. Mary's County - June 11 and 12

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, St. Mary's County will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 11 and 12, 2011. This Celebration of Hope is open to the public and all ages are welcome to attend and will be held at the Leonardtown High School track starting at 5:30 pm.

Relay For Life is an all-night event to Celebrate our cancer survivors, Remember those that have been lost to cancer, and learn about ways to Fight Back against this disease.

This year we have a goal to reach out to 183 cancer survivors and have
107 Relay Teams help raise a total of at least $272,000.00. We are well on our way to meet these goals so if you want to learn how you can help the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life, St. Mary's County visit our website at or email us at

Thursday, May 05, 2011

First Friday Happenings in Leonardtown May 6

Many shops, galleries and restaurants have joined together to celebrate First Fridays in Leonardtown.

New businesses are joining the party every month!

Join us for Art, food, shopping and socializing while exploring the nooks and crannies of Leonardtown.

For more information visit for full listing!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Fling XXVI Classic Car Show on the Leonardtown Square

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Spring Fling XXVI Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 8 AM - 4 PM in historic Leonardtown Square.

Classic and antique cars and trucks will be on display and trophies will be awarded.

Enjoy a day of family entertainment, music, a kids’ tractor pull, food and more! $2 Admission fee to benefit Hospice of St. Mary’s.

Sponsored by the St. Mary’s Rod & Classic Car Club.

For more information call 301-994-9666 (Rain date: May 8)

March of Dimes “March for Babies” - Saturday, April 30, 2011

The St. Mary’s/Calvert County “March for Babies” 5K Walk will be held Saturday, April 30th in the Leonardtown Square. The Walk will begin at 9:00 AM to benefit the March of Dimes.

Register on line at or on walk day beginning at 7:30 AM.

Have fun walking together for stronger, healthier babies!

May 5th - Whip & Spur Party @ The Front Porch

A Wine Tasting and Food Pairing with Live Music @ the Front Porch on the Square in Leonardtown

Get your tickets $20.00 limited to 140 guests at the Front Porch Bar in-advance.

5:30-6:15 - The COSMIC String Quartet playing music you'll actually like!

6:15-6:45 - Karl Wente playing Guitar

Closing Musical Segment - College Park Jazz & Funk Quartet

Murrieta's Well -Unforgettable Estate Blends from California's Livermore Valley with the release of new proprietary blends, The Whip and The Spur Winers - the Grapes from Estate Grown fruit in Extraordinary Terrority.

Be sure to reserve some bottles to be signed by the Winemaker Karl Wente!, COSMIC Symphony & The Front Porch Restaurant

are pleased to support the

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Serving Calvert & St. Mary's Counties

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Great Strides Leonardtown Walk For Cystic Fibrosis

Join us for a stroll through historic Leonardtown. We will start at the foot of Washington Street at the newly transformed Leonardtown Wharf. You will be witness to one of the best views of Breton Bay as we wind our way up and around our charming town. For nearly three centuries, Leonardtown has been the County Seat of St. Mary's County as well as the center of commerce and social activity. Today, it is still the center of local government and a bustling town of fine restaurants, unique shops, and old-fashioned charm. Traces of its history can be found throughout its landscape and its commercial buildings, churches, and residences.

GREAT STRIDES is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fundraising event. This year the GREAT STRIDES walk is in Leonardtown - The Wharf Walk on 05/22/2011. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, we continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. That's why your help is needed now more than ever to ensure that a cure is found sooner - rather than later. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with CF! Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation and GREAT STRIDES!

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
People with CF can have a variety of symptoms, including:
very salty-tasting skin;
persistent coughing, at times with phlegm;
frequent lung infections;
wheezing or shortness of breath;
poor growth/weight gain in spite of a good appetite; and
frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty in bowel movements.

About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two.
More than 45% of the CF patient population is age 18 or older.
The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters--patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


The last familial owners of the home, the Sterling family, held a long-standing custom of welcoming extended family and friends into their home to enjoy the festivities of holidays. Mary Theresa “Aunt Theresa” Sterling, known for devotion to her family and to the community, kept the Easter tradition of creating baskets and organizing a children’s egg hunt well into her seventies.

Current Sterling House owners, Dean Beck and Jo Ann Beck, are excited to return to this long held Easter tradition and have plans for offering future seasonal events. “It is our hope to recreate some of the Sterling family traditions by offering events and celebrations that bring our community together.

Leonardtown is returning to a thriving neighborhood and we’d like The Front Porch at the Sterling House to be a gathering place that continues the traditions of the Sterling hospitality”, states Dean Beck.

April 24, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The hunt will be organized into 2 age groups.

Children 2-5 years at 10:00 am on the Front Lawns and 6-10 years at 10:30 am on the lower level lawn (Lower Parking Lot Level)

Various prizes for finding the golden egg and the most eggs will be awarded with light refreshments, punch and cookies provided for the children. Mimosas, coffee, and tea for adults will be also be served. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Happy Easter Egg Hunting!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Earth Day Celebration April 17, 2011 @ 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day in the Leonardtown Square on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Enjoy live music, entertainment, children's nature crafts, energy and water conservation, animal welfare and rescue, recycling information, yoga demonstrations, seated massage, puppet show, and more! There will also be free kayak and canoe rides at Leonardtown Wharf!

PlanMaryland Public Forums II: The Open Houses

Help Promote the 8 Regional Open Houses for
PlanMaryland in April and May
PlanMaryland Public Forums II: The Open Houses

MDP has scheduled eight regional open houses throughout Maryland as part of the next phase of public outreach for a State Growth Plan known as PlanMaryland. We're holding these Open Houses to present the draft plan to Maryland residents and stakeholders and to continue the dialogue about PlanMaryland.

The first of these is being held at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland, College Park on Wednesday, April 6th. Each week following throughthe month of May we will hold another open house. A complete listing of all of these dates and locations can be found at the PlanMaryland Regional Open Houses registration page.

We want to get the word out to the largest audience possible. For this we need your help. MDP respectfully requests your assistance in promoting this event to your contact lists, on your website and to your social media followers.

Anyone who has a stake in the future of growth, development and preservation in out state will want to attend this open house.

We also have available fliers in Adobe Acrobat format to help promote each open house. Please contact me to have these emailed to you.

Thank you for your assistance in making these 8 open houses very successful.


John Coleman
Public Information Officer
Maryland Department of Planning
(410) 767-4614, office
(410) 292-9580, cell
(877) 767-6272, toll-free

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Father Andrew White School - 5K Run/Fun Walk - Saturday, April 2 @ 8:30 a.m.

Father Andrew White School is sponsoring their annual 5K Run/Fun Walk this Saturday, April 2 beginning at 8:30 AM, and ending by approximately 9:30 AM. The walk will begin at Ryken High School on Camp Calvert Road, proceed to Fenwick Street, to Courthouse Drive, to Camalier Drive, to Washington Street and proceeding to Leonardtown Wharf, then return to Ryken High School is a reverse fashion.

Police personnel and sponsor volunteers will be on site for the walk. There are no street closures.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Request for Quotations - LBA Marketing

Leonardtown Business Association



The Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) is requesting quotes from local, professional photographers to create a series of images of Leonardtown and its businesses to be used in marketing and public relation efforts. A list of required photo shots can be obtained from the Leonardtown Business Association web site at or by calling 301-475-9791or visiting the Town Office at 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. An estimate and portfolio pieces are required for consideration. For further information or clarification about the project, please contact the LBA Marketing Co-Chair, Theresa Johnson at 240-682-7027 or e-mail at Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 8, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Office or by mail at PO Box 2541 Leonardtown, MD 20650. Priority consideration will be given to local, regional photographers.

TIMELINE: Bids – April 8 Selection Process – April 15 Wrap Up of Process and Meet with Selected Photographer – Week of April 18 -22 INFORM TOWN – Letters to vendors, LBA Announcement via e-mail, Visit with vendors to arrange times – Week of April 25

SHOOTING SCHEDULED – May 2 – 6 OR May 9 – 13 depending on availability. Looking at two, 10-hour days for shooting – Covering both morning/noon/night; i.e. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ; Sunrise; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – FLEXIBILITY is needed to get all the required shots

DISCLAIMER: Please note that the businesses listed on the following Scope of Work are proposed business locations for consideration. The committee will take into consideration all businesses with priority being given to those Leonardtown Business Association members. Time, availability, funding, weather, and other considerations will be factored into the decision-making process in order to meet the stated goals of the branding campaign. All businesses should be prepared on the day(s) of the photography shoot which will be announced.

Day One: DOWNTOWN AREA Exterior, Architectural Shots Fenwick Street Quality Street Kitchen and Catering Colleen’s Dream Consignments Quilt Shop Fenwick Street Used Books & Music Brewing Grounds Coffee Shop North End Gallery Towne Florist Bella Music Town Square General Views Views of restaurants with people dining Café des Artistes Front Porch Ye Olde Town Cafe Crazy for Ewe Olde Town Pub Oga’s Courthouse Drive and Top of Washington Street Courthouse Old Jail Tudor Hall Park Avenue Executive Inn and Suites Good Earth Wharf.

DAY TWO: Park Ave, and Lawrence Ave. Kevin’s Corner Kafe exterior Maryland Antiques Center Area Port of Leonardtown Tea Room and Shops Port of Leonardtown Winery Breton Market Place – Ledo’s, White Rabbit, Guenther’s Fine Wines Shops at Breton Bay - Rustic River, McKay’s, Papa John’s Breton Bay and McIntosh Run Wharf / Wharf Park – If needed Misc Town police on bicycles Town deputy talking to kids Mennonite produce sellers.

Friday, March 11, 2011

St. Mary's County Unified Firefighter Recruitment Day


Visit your local Volunteer Fire Department or Rescue Squad

Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads throughout the county are opening their doors on Sunday, April 10 for “Recruit St. Mary’s.”

The Volunteer Fire/EMS Service in St. Mary’s County has many key volunteer positions open for citizens. On Sunday, April 10, 2011 between 1:00 and 4:00 PM, Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads will join volunteer fire departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive, as part of National Volunteer Week 2011. Not only will Recruit St. Mary’s be an opportunity to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers.

“Join us for this unique recruitment day at your community fire departments and rescue squads,” said Francis Jack Russell, president, Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County. “This is a great opportunity to observe the exciting tasks of a firefighter. Our current volunteers love what they do; they are everyday heroes who help neighbors in need. We hope our recruitment day will inspire other area residents to join our fire service family.”

Throughout the day, community fire departments will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on gear, and provide activities and stations throughout the firehouse for the whole family. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved.

To view a list of the fire departments and rescue squads in St. Mary’s County, log on to the county’s website at Find Public Safety Department under the Departments pull down box, then click on Emergency Services.

Volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel do important and challenging work for the pure satisfaction of helping others. They are essential for a number of reasons, including the fact that volunteers live in the communities in which they serve which enhances response times, and they save taxpayers millions of dollars every year.

The St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Committee, St. Mary’s County Rescue Squad Association, St. Mary’s County Fire Board Association and the Department of Public Safety work in conjunction with the Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA: If you are interested in previewing this countywide unified recruitment drive prior to the event, or would like to attend the event itself, please contact Bill Smith, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator or Karen Everett, St. Mary’s County Public Information Officer Bill Smith can be contacted at 301-475-4200 X2114 (work) or 240-561-1897 (cell)

Monday, March 07, 2011

St. Mary’s Ryken Presents the Tony Award Winning Musical “Once Upon a Mattress”

DATE: March 2, 2011

St. Mary’s Ryken Presents
the Tony Award Winning Musical
“Once Upon a Mattress”

The Tony award winning Once Upon a Mattress – a musical comedy fairy tale adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” - will be performed by St. Mary’s Ryken students on March 11, 12 and 13.

The show begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. All performances will be held in the Romuald Hall Theater on the lower campus of St. Mary’s Ryken. Tickets are available one hour before the show and are $8 for adults and $5 for students. For reservation information, please e-mail the show’s director, Tessa Silvestro, at

If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and the Pea,” you are in for a walloping surprise! In a far, far away medieval kingdom, Prince Dauntless wants to marry. But, his mother, Queen Aggravain has decreed that only a princess who passes her test can marry her son and that no one in the kingdom can marry until he does. Lady Larken and Sir Harry are extremely disturbed by this fact since Lady Larken is now pregnant with Sir Harry's baby.

The cursed King Sextimus is unable to speak and leaves the running of the kingdom to the Queen. Before long, Sir Harry finds a princess for Dauntless - the klutzy Winnifred the Woebegone. In the end, Winnifred is able to pass the Queen's supposedly impassable sensitivity test. When the Queen still tries to prevent Dauntless from marrying, he tells her to “shut up,” which ends up breaking the curse on the King, who regains his rightful position as leader of the kingdom, and all ends well.

St. Mary's Ryken is a private, coeducational, Catholic secondary school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers. Students come from many different counties across the region including Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, King George, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties. SMR offers a rigorous and challenging college preparatory curriculum. Although the majority of students are Catholic, a variety of religions are represented and all denominations are welcome.

"The Comedy Department"

'The Comedy Department'

The Leonardtown Fire House is having a Comedy night on Saturday evening April 2, 2011.

Featuring the comedian Scott Angrave
Scott appears regularly in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Miller Lite sponsors him for appearances at military bases on the 'Comics on Duty' tour and is part of the USO Celebrity Worldwide Tour Scott has been seen most recently on NBC'S 'Last Comic Standing'.

We are also featuring Laurence Mullaney
Laurence recently captured a 'Top Comic' award by Philadelphia Weekly. He has been featured on 'Comcast on Demand' and has landed roles on both 'Law and Order C I ' and 'Forensic Files.'

Attitude Adjustment hour begins at 6 p.m

Delicious, 3 course Dinner served at 7 p.m. by our Auxiliary

Show to start at 8:30 P.M.

Dinner consists of Steamship Round of Beef, Crab Imperial
Roasted Turkey and all of the trimmings.
Open Bar all evening consisting of all of your favorites.
$50.00 per person

For Ticket information Contact Roger Mattingly
301-475-5966 or email
P.O Box 66 Leonardtown, Md. 20650

All proceeds benefit the
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Earth Day Celebration in Leonardtown

Celebrate Earth Day in the Leonardtown Square on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Enjoy live music, entertainment, children's nature crafts, energy and water conservation, animal welfare and rescue, recycling information, yoga demonstrations, seated massage, puppet show, and more! There will also be free kayak and canoe rides at Leonardtown Wharf!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

St. Mary's Youth Soccer Spring Registration Information

Spring registration is right around the corner.

The following dates and locations have been reserved for walk-in registration:

Saturday, Feb. 12 – 9 am to noon – Leonardtown Library Meeting Room
Saturday, Feb. 19 – 9am to noon – Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A
Thursday, Feb. 24 – 6 to 8pm – Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A for information on how to register online.

Thank you!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

First Friday of 2011 is January 7!

Many shops, galleries and restaurants have joined together to celebrate First Fridays in Leonardtown. New businesses are joining the party every month! Join us for Art, food, shopping and socializing while exploring the nooks and crannies of Leonardtown. For more information visit for full listing!