Friday, July 20, 2012

Beach Party on the Square

Get some rest after First Friday, because you’re going to need the energy for great family fun at Leonardtown’s Beach Party on the Square the following day, Saturday, August 4th from 4 – 9:00 p.m. This action-packed event is sure to provide a good time for all! Highlights include the fantastic tunes of The 25th Hour Band, the high-stepping jump ropers of Greenbelt Sity Stars, energetic line-dancing with Pam Veitch, The Daughters of Veda Mid Eastern Dance Troupe, Zumba dance with Robyn Butcher, strolling juggler Philip DePalo, and scientific magic and hands-on experiments with Mad Science! Take the free shuttle to Tudor Hall where you and your children will learn about the culture surrounding the War of 1812 with engaging activities and historical re-enactors.

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 You can also visit Leonardtown on the web at

August First Friday

Come beat the heat with a weekend of fun in Leonardtown Square! A special First Fridays event on August 3rd from 5 – 8:00 p.m. kicks-off Leonardtown’s Beach Party on the Square event the next day, August 4th from 4 – 9:00 p.m.

On the first Friday of each month, the Leonardtown Business Association celebrates First Fridays from 5 – 8:00 p.m. with a variety of specials offered by our Town businesses in downtown and uptown Leonardtown, the Leonardtown Arts Center, Port of Leonardtown Winery, the Maryland Antiques Center complex, the Shops at Breton Bay and Breton Marketplace.

The August celebration of First Fridays will be a great evening of art, entertainment, food, and special offers. Have a bite to eat with friends and family, buy your raffle tickets before it is too late, and drop off your used cell phones to benefit Hope Phones. Then come to the Square for the live music starting at 6:00 p.m. featuring the talents of Miles from Clever, or just listen to the tunes as you browse from store to store.

Join the crowd in the Square at 7:30 p.m. for the Summertime Raffle Drawing to see who wins First prize - a gorgeous, hand-crafted coffee display table built by artisan carpenter Rob Seltzer of Herring Creek Furniture. Ticket holders are also eligible for a variety of Gift Certificates from local businesses – like Port of Leonardtown Winery, Good Earth Natural Foods, Big Larry’s Comic Book Café, Brewing Grounds, and Fenwick Street Used Books and Music. Summertime Raffle tickets will be on sale through August 3rd 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.

For more information on Leonardtown’s August First Fridays contact the Office of the Commissioners of Leonardtown at 301-475-9791 or email us at You can also visit First Friday on the web at

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather service in Sterling, Virginia has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Maryland...central and Northern Virginia...the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and
Washington DC from noon through 11 pm this evening.

* Widespread rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour can be expected from afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

* Excessive rainfall could cause creeks and streams to rise quickly out of their banks and could flood low-lying and urban areas...particularly those that have had recent significant rainfall.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Motor Rally to Leonardtown

Motorcycles and Cars

August 17, 2012
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(Cards must be turned in by 8:00 pm)
(See map for card pickup stops)

Poker Walk with Card Pick-Up at Participating Businesses within Town ($20.00 per hand)

Live Music, Door Prizes, and Raffle
Food and Drink Available
Prizes for High and Low Hand

All proceeds donated to Southern Maryland Vacations for Vets hosted by The Greenwell Foundation at Greenwell State Park

Raindate:  August 24, 2012

Contact Jolanda Campbell
The Greenwell Foundation

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Heat Advisory in effect from 11 am to 9 pm Wednesday, July 18

The national weather service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 11 am to 9 pm Wednesday:
* Heat index values...around 105 degrees*
Precautionary/preparedness actions... 
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures
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.

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First Friday Raffle - August 3, 2012

First Friday Raffle - Friday, August 3, 2012 -

Grand Prize - Artisan Handcrafted Coffee Table created by Rob Seltzer -  

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

RESCHEDULED - Planning and Zoning Meeting

The Planning and Zoning Meeting schedule for Monday, July 16, 2012 was cancelled due to lack of a Quorum and rescheduled for Monday, July 23, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Planning and Zoning Meeting 7/16/12

Planning and Zoning Meeting to be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the Town Office

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Downtown Tunes Unplugged

This month Downtown Tunes, sponsored by The Leonardtown Business Association, will feature acoustic music on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 6 – 9:00 p.m. The popular music trio Hamm-It-Ups and The Eds, an acoustic duo of terrific singers and guitarists, take the stage in the Town Square with just their instruments and voices. But don’t let the term, or the numbers, fool you. Even unplugged, these talented musicians are a powerhouse of sound with a wide variety of musical styles. Treat yourself and you family to a good meal, a little ice cream and great music at Downtown Tunes in the Leonardtown Square.

Friday, July 06, 2012



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,

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Town Council Workshop and Meeting

Town Council Workshop will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

Town Council Meeting will be held on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.