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 marchforbabies.org 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!

www.w.i.n.e.me, 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 http://www.cff.org/.

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!