Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holly Jolly Musical Revue

Off the Wall Art Market in Leonardtown

Christmas Village in Morganza

Located at St. Joseph's Church Hall
Morganza, MD

November 30th
Open every weekend in December
except Friday 12/14
January 4th & 5th

Fridays 4 - 7 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 7PM
Sundays 11 AM - 5 PM

Open Weekdays by Appointment for Groups
(day care, schools, seniors, etc.)

Adults:  $3.00        Children:  $1.00
Refreshments and Crafts available for sale as well

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland Winter Celtic Music Festival

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland is proud to present Bruce Molsky at this year’s Winter Celtic Music Festival. 

The 8th Annual Winter Celtic Music Festival is hosted by the students of St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Student Organization for Improving the Arts (SOFIA), Saturday, January 12, 2013. 

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller. 

An afternoon workshop will be primarily focused toward fiddlers, but guitar and banjo players are most certainly welcome, as Bruce is a master of all three instruments. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring a recording device, as tunes will be taught by ear. 

This workshop will focus on intermediate to advanced skill levels, but beginners are welcome to join in for the valuable experience of listening, watching, and learning from this master of traditional music. 

Workshop will be held from 2-4pm, followed by evening concert at 8pm at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Romauld Hall Auditorium, 22600 Camp Calvert Road Leonardtown, Maryland. 

For more information, please email, or call (301) 375-0534. 

Seating will be limited for the workshops, so register early. Please contact the organizer for more information regarding the limited scholarships available for workshop participation. 

More information on Bruce Molsky is available at 

Sponsored in part by the Cafe Des Artistes and

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Legal Notice
Commissioners of Leonardtown
Fair Summary of Ordinance

Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners of Leonardtown have passed, and the Mayor has approved, Ordinance No. 156, Town of Leonardtown Code of Ethics. A fair summary of the ordinance will follow:

Ordinance No. 156- For the revision of the Town of Leonardtown Code of Ethics to bring it into compliance with Title 15, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland. The Annotated Code was revised in 2010 requiring non-exempt municipalities and counties to enact local conflict of interest and financial disclosure provisions that are equivalent or exceed those applicable to State officials. The State Ethics Commission approved the proposed Ordinance in September 2012.

Ordinance No. 156 will become effective December 10, 2012. Full text of this ordinance may be obtained at the Town Office at 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or on the Town website at under Town Government.

By Authority:
Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator

Thursday, November 15, 2012

LVRSA Chirstmas Festival

 The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is busy preparing for the Christmas Festival at Winegardner Motor Company, Friday, November 23 from 5 - 9:00 PM, during Christmas on the Square.
They will have 25-30 silent auction items, including benches made by Ricky Chesser.

The Studebaker bench is made from an 50's tailgate and the Orioles bench legs are bats from the Blue Crabs. They will also have several gift baskets, handcrafted items, a Mennonite cedar chest and so much more.

A toy wagon full of toys valued at over $500.00 will be auctioned.  True-Value is decorating a White Christmas Tree full of hand-crafted ornaments and it, too, will be auctioned.

Why go to the malls on Black Friday? Start your shopping at LVRSA Christmas Festival!
Face painting, train display and Leonardtown photo history display too!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bid Advertisement - Greenbrier Elevated Tank Rehabilitation

Advertisement for Bids
Greenbrier Elevated Tank Rehabilitation
Commissioners of Leonardtown

The Commissioners of Leonardtown are accepting sealed proposals for the rehabilitation of the Greenbrier elevated tank in Leonardtown, MD.  The work consists of blasting the exterior surfaces and repainting and minor interior and exterior repairs.  A complete description and scope of work will be available on November 2, 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 November 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the office of the Commissioners of Leonardtown.  Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., December 4, 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, November 09, 2012

Spectator Parking and Shuttle for the Veterans Day Parade

     Spectators are encouraged to park at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds or the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown Campus parking lots and take the free round-trip bus service into downtown Leonardtown to view the parade. Operating between 8 AM and 1 PM, the shuttle buses will drop passengers off in the Downtown area at the intersection of Washington Street and Shadrick Street near the Olde Town Pub. Handicap Accessible shuttles are also available.
     This bus service is provided by the St. Mary’s County Public Schools, The Center for Life Enrichment, The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, CSC Applied Technologies,  Millison Management Co., Inc., 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 vehicles 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. Handicap Accessible shuttles are also available at the Fairgrounds and the College.

     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 Leonard Hall Recreation Center Gymnasium, on Route 245 adjacent to the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center Complex (23145 Leonard Hall Drive) at 11:00 AM. Those wishing to lay wreaths at the monuments may choose to do so.

     College of Southern Maryland 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 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 Southern Maryland National Alliance on Mental Health to distribute information about health services for Veterans. Another new addition to the Town Square exhibits will be members of the 29th Division WWII Living History Group, representing the original “Maryland-Virginia-DC National Guard unit . . . inducted into 1 year of Federal service on 3 February 1941 at Fort Meade, MD” with a display of authentic WWII memorabilia.

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


November 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m - Historic Leonardtown Square - Marching Bands, military units, bagpipers, dancers, horses, scouts, antique cars and wreath-laying ceremony.

Thursday, November 08, 2012


The Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2012 has been rescheduled to MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Town Council Meeting moved to Tuesday, November 13

Due to the government holiday closing on Monday, November 12th for Veterans Day, the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting will not be held on Monday but will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m at the Town office.