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 CafĂ© 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