Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Tree Pickup - January 2 and 8, 2014

Christmas Trees are considered to be yard waste or trash, they will be picked up by Goode Trash Removal on the dates below:

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Friday, December 13, 2013

Santa & Mrs. Claus on the Square

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy our 2013 Events!  
The last one for this year is tomorrow, Saturday, December 14, from 11 AM - 1 PM.  
The kids will love Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Square!  
Bring your camera and your wish list to the Winegardner Showroom 
at the corner of Park Avenue and Washington Street.  
Winegardner's is also a collection site for Toys for Tots, 
so bring any new, unwrapped toys you want to donate as well!

Think Spring and mark your calendars now for 
Earth Day Celebration 2014 - Sunday, April 13th, 2014 from 12:30 - 4:30 PM!

We'll see you on the Square!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Notice of Public Hearing - Leonardtown Planning and Zoning

Leonardtown Planning and Zoning
Notice of Public Hearing

The Leonardtown Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on December 16, 2013 at 4:05 p.m. in the Town Office, located at 41660 Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown, MD. The purpose of the hearing is to present for public review and comment, changes to the Leonardtown Zoning Ordinance and the Sign Ordinance relative to Ordinance No. 158-163.  Copies of the proposed changes are available for review at the Town Office.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend or to submit written comments by 4:00 p.m. on December 16, 2013 to the Commissioners of Leonardtown, POB 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Special accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request.

By Authority: Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting - Monday, December 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. with a Public Hearing at 4:05 p.m on proposed changed to the Leonardtown Zoning Ordinance and Sign Ordinance.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Cheer First Friday

Make it Date Night in Leonardtown! 
Shop for unique holiday gifts at our local shops and boutiques 
and enjoy a different kind of “Holiday Cheer” 
at the local pubs, taverns, restaurants and the Port of Leonardtown Winery.

Visit www.leonardtownfirstfridays.com to find holiday specials 
at participating Leonardtown businesses 
and join us from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. the first Friday of each month 
for First Fridays all year round!

Christmas on the Square

          Ring in the holiday season on Friday, November 29th from 5 - 9:00 PM with Leonardtown’s annual "Christmas on the Square" and "Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony" held on Washington Street in the Leonardtown Square. 
       Live entertainment starts at 5:00 pm. and includes holiday music, sleigh rides, horse & carriage rides, train rides, hay rides, fire truck rides, a petting zoo, live nativity, face painting, make-and-take crafts, festive decorations, food and much more!  Stop by Mrs. Claus’ tent for stories and crafts, but make sure you are in the Square promptly at 7:00 PM for Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree! 
            Stage performances include Bella School of Music, Piney Point Elementary School, Gracie’s Guys and Gals Dance Troupe, the Leonardtown Baptist Church Choir, and the Bootscooters!  Let the music put you in the holiday mood as you browse the downtown merchants and art galleries that will remain open for your Christmas shopping needs. 
Want to give back this holiday season?  Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots through Winegardner Automotive, or support local charity fundraisers and raffles.     Don’t miss the drawing for the Cedar Lane $10,000 Raffle Winner live on stage after Santa’s arrival.  Tickets are $100 each, with a maximum of 500 tickets being sold.  You can buy your ticket the night of the event, or beat the rush and call 301-475-8966 or e-mail Beverly Stickles at bstickles@cedarlaneapts.com with your request and she will reserve a ticket for you.
            You'll also want to stop by the Winegardner Auto Showroom Christmas Festival sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary.  See the decorated trees and wreaths, admire the electric train display, sign up for the silent auction, or buy a chance to win a wagon full of toys worth over $500!  There will also be face-painting and grab bags for the kids.
            This year many of the rides will board in front of Winegardner Automotive and travel around the Historical Part of Town, including Tudor Hall, The Old Jail Museum and the Historic Courthouse Building.  Enjoy time away from the crowds and travel into the past with beautifully decorated buildings, luminaries and Christmas carolers.  Groups interested in caroling should contact Maria Fleming at maria.fleming2@verizon.net.
            Several streets in the downtown Leonardtown Square area will be closed to thru traffic from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.  Spectators are encouraged to park at the College of Southern Maryland and take the free shuttle bus service to the Leonardtown Square, or park at Leonardtown Elementary School, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, or other designated lots around Town and enjoy the beautifully decorated walk into Town Square! 

            Christmas on the Square is sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, the Leonardtown Business Association and the Commissioners of Leonardtown, with gratitude to their community financial partners:  Two Guys Auto Body, Winegardner Automotive, Quality Built Homes, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, PNC Bank, Burris’ Olde Towne Insurance, and the College of Southern Maryland.  For further information, visit www.leonardtown.somd.com or call 301-475-9791.  (Rain date:  The rain date will consist of the Annual Tree Lighting only on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM.)  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas Breakfast with Special Guest - SANTA CLAUS

Want to get your Christmas list in early ahead of everyone else!!

Have Christmas Breakfast with Special Guest - SANTA CLAUS on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am at the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department

Menu prepared by Auxiliary to the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department - Sausage, Bacon, Eggs, French Toast, Home fries, Apple sause, Coffee, Tea, Juice and Mil

To benefit the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department

Adults $10.00, Children 2-12, $5.00 and under 2 - Free

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Emergency Siren in Leonardtown

Emergency Siren in Leonardtown

The emergency siren in Leonardtown is used as a means of notifying residents of various emergencies.  For your information, the alarm sounds three times for any fire incident or motor vehicle accident in Leonardtown. The alarm is no longer sounded for Rescue Squad medical calls. 

The emergency siren also sounds one time at noon with the exceptions of Sundays.    

If the emergency communications center receives a report of a tornado warning/sighting the alarm will sound the take cover siren for the areas involved in the county. (13 short audible blasts) 

The alarm sounds thirteen times for the take cover test which is the first Saturday of the month. (13 short audible blasts)

CANCELLED - Planning and Zoning Meeting and Public Hearing - Monday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m.

Planning & Zoning Commission

Meeting Agenda

November 18, 2013 ~ 4:00 pm


Meeting for this month is cancelled

The public hearing scheduled for Nov. 18th is also cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

DATE CHANGE - Town Council Meeting, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Due to the Veterans Day Holiday and the 38th Annual Veterans Day Parade being held on Monday, November 11, 2013, the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting has moved to Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.  A Workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.  

See attached Agenda.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cedar Lane Annual $10,000 Raffle

Dear Friend,

As the President and CEO of Cedar Lane Senior Living Community, I want to thank you once again your support of last year’s $10,000 raffle.  The raffle is Cedar Lane’s major annual fundraiser, and provides funding for programs and facility improvements. In fact, the proceeds from last year’s raffle were paired with a generous private donation to help us complete Phase I of our Resident Dining Room Renovation Project.  Thanks, in part, to your support, our residents now enjoy a more comfortable and inviting dining room complete with warm paint; crown molding; new carpet; new, brighter lighting; and new, handicap-accessible tables and chairs.  I am hoping you will continue to help enhance the lives of the residents at Cedar Lane by lending your support to this year’s raffle.

Cedar Lane is the oldest and largest non-profit senior housing community in Leonardtown, Maryland.  For 36 years, we have provided affordable housing, assisted living, socialization and support services to enable low- and moderate-income seniors to age in place in the community they love. Many of the more than 200 seniors that call Cedar Lane home rely on our various amenities and services to stay active and engaged; and 90 percent of our residents depend on our assistance with meals, medication management and housekeeping to maintain their health, independence and quality of life.

In difficult economic times like these we need the support of the community more than ever to help ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of low-income seniors and disabled adults.  Our Annual $10,000 Raffle is an easy and fun way for you to lend your support and to help us continue this vital work.

I hope you will support this very worthwhile cause by purchasing one or more raffle tickets today. This year’s drawing will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 during the Christmas on the Square & Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Leonardtown Square. Tickets are $100 each, and with a maximum of 500 tickets being sold, the odds of winning are very favorable.

Remember a maximum of only 500 tickets will be sold, so don’t delay!  If you prefer, you can call me at my number listed below or email me at bstickles@cedarlaneapts.com  with your request and I will reserve a ticket for you.

Please make your check payable to “Friends of Cedar Lane” and mail to my attention at Cedar Lane Senior Living Community 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Thank you in advance for helping to make a difference in the lives of seniors and disabled adults. 
And, good luck!

Beverly Stickles, President/CEO
Cedar Lane Senior Living Community
22680 Cedar Lane Court
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

Sunday, October 13, 2013


The Tractor Parade is still happening today! Bring the family and the neighbors for a good ol' fashioned time in the Town of Leonardtown, and help the Antique Power Association raise money for Christmas in April! The parade doesn't start until 1:00, so stop by one of the restaurants first for lunch or a quick snack, and we'll see you on the Square!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Trick-or-Treat on the Square

Weekend Events 10/12-10/13

October 12
Praise and Prayer on the Square - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to the forecast for tomorrow, this year's PRAISE AND PRAYER ON THE SQUARE has been cancelled. Thanks to Pat Copsey, the Bread of Life Center for Peace and Heavenly Presents for organizing this annual event. Please make sure you come out and support them next year!

At this time Sunday's events are still on as scheduled. If there are any changes, we will be sure to post them here, on our Town of Leonardtown Facebook page and the Official Town Website www.leonardtown.somd.com

October 13
Southern Maryland Power Association Antique Tractor and Truck Parade
Bring the whole family to enjoy the sights and sounds of yesteryear. See the vehicles that helped build our area’s agricultural base and those that continue to work the land today. Parade starts at 1:00 and tractors and trucks will be on display in the Square after the parade. Call 301-904-3491 or visit http://somdapa.com/ for more information.

October 13
St. Mary’s County Center for Family Advocacy Concert and Seafood at the Wharf
A special appearance by Wiskers live at the Wharf from 2 – 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10 with plenty of local cuisine, beer, wine and beverages available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, but please leave your coolers at home. Call 301-373-4141 or visit www.smcfa.net for more information.

Bluegrass for Hospice 2013


            SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 2013
NOON TO 8:00 PM * (Doors open at 11:00 AM)
Flat Iron Road, Great Mills, Maryland
along with Southern Maryland favorites:
Charlie Thompson & Bottom County Bluegrass
Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition
Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek
Bluegrass Gospel Express
15 Strings
and.........Gracie's Guys and Gals Dancers

http://www.bluegrassforhospice.com/index.html for tickets 
and more information

Praise and Prayer on the Square CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to the forecast for tomorrow, this year's PRAISE AND PRAYER ON THE SQUARE has been cancelled. Thanks to Pat Copsey, the Bread of Life Center for Peace and Heavenly Presents for organizing this annual event. Please make sure you come out and support them next year!

At this time Sunday's events are still on as scheduled. If there are any changes, we will be sure to post them here, on our Town of Leonardtown Facebook page and the Official Town Website www.leonardtown.somd.com

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Town Council Meeting, Monday, October 14, 2013

Town Council meeting will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. with a workshop on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Second Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Coming November 2

The St. Andrew’s Landfill will host a second Fall Hazardous Waste Collection day on Saturday,
November 2, 2013. The event takes place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Public Hearing - October 10, 2013 - Leonardtown Board of Zoning Appeals

The Leonardtown Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on  Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. on Case #17-13 (A) - The Davis Office Park Addition - 23511 Hollywood Road - Variance request to construct an office building which is 1,520 square feet larger than what is automatically allowed under C-O zoning.

Friday, September 20, 2013

LHS Band Boosters Rhythm Run 9/22

Weekend Events 9/20-9/22

In addition to Fair Weekend, which started yesterday and ends on Sunday, please note that there is also a timed 5K race in Town Sunday morning.

Roads are not closed, and the route does not affect any of the churches in Town, but traffic may be stopped temporarily at intersections for runner safety.

The Leonardtown High School Band Boosters Rhythm Run 5K race/1 mile fun run/walk starts at the Leonardtown Wharf at 9:00 a.m. and should conclude by 11:00 a.m.

Run Route:

Participants will gather at Leonardtown Wharf Park and proceed on Washington Street toward Town Square.

Turning left, the runners will proceed on the right shoulder of Camalier Drive and Tudor Hall Place, making a right onto Courthouse Drive.

Runners will then make a right onto Fenwick Street, staying on the right sidewalk, following it to Gregory Drive, where they will do a turnaround at the dead end and make a left back onto Fenwick Street this time following the left shoulder (facing traffic).

The course then turns left back onto Courthouse Drive, left onto Camalier/Guyther and then a right onto Tudor Hall Road behind the Courthouse.

Runners will cross Washington Street and follow the left shoulder of Lawrence Avenue (facing traffic), turning left onto Barthelme, right onto Duke Street and following Duke Street into the Leonardtown Elementary School parking lot.

Runners will complete 2 circular laps in the parking lot and come back out onto Duke Street, making a left onto Barthelme and then crossing Lawrence Avenue to follow the left shoulder (facing oncoming traffic).

The course finishes as runners make a right onto Washington Street following the shoulder back to the Wharf.

Please use caution when driving through Leonardtown Sunday morning - Thank you!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cruising to Leonardtown

The 2nd Annual Cruising to Leonardtown Poker Walk
Proceeds Benefit Vacations for Vets and the Greenwell Foundation

Walk around Leonardtown building the best hand you can, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, 
dance to sounds of the Bar Dogs, 
and drool over the classic cars and sweet motorcycles on display in the Square - 
or bring your own to show! 
Prizes for High and Low Hand, door prizes and raffles!
Event is from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Cards must be handed in by 7:45 p.m.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wiskers to play to benefit Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 local band WISKERS will perform from 2-6 p.m. to benefit the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy. The band, which performs hits from the 70's and 80's, has a huge regional following, and since they don't perform on a regular schedule anymore, you'll want to get your tickets early, before they sell out!

The concert will be held at the Leonardtown Wharf, a beautiful waterfront venue in historic St. Mary's County, Maryland. Vendors will be on-site sellling seafood, hot dogs and hamburgers, and other picnic fare, and beer, wine, soda and other beverages will be available for sale at the concert. No coolers are allowed, but concert-goers should bring blankets and/or lawn chairs to the event, for lawn seating.

For more information, contact the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy at (301) 373-4141. Tickets are $10.00/per person and can be purchased at the event or on line athttp://www.smcfa.net/fundraisingdonations/wiskersconcert.html through paypal.


Public Workshop on Land Use Study around NAS Patuxent River

The public is invited to participate in a presentation and round-table discussion of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), which addresses compatibility planning for the areas surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS PAX). The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, in cooperation with regional planning organizations including: the Mid-Shore Regional Council, Tri-County Council of the Lower Eastern Shore, Northern Neck Planning District Commission, local jurisdictions, and other agencies and organizations, is conducting a JLUS to identify current and / or potential land use issues that could impact the NAS PAX missions and operations and develop recommendations to mitigate or prevent the issues identified.
The study’s objective is to develop a set of recommendations that will guide compatibility planning around NAS PAX to accommodate new growth and economic development, protect public health and safety, and sustain the operational missions of the base. The JLUS will explore how NAS PAX and local jurisdictions might work together through enhanced communication and coordination to best achieve the mutual goals of all stakeholders.

The first set of workshops will be held throughout the region in four different locations, and each workshop will be tailored to the specific location it is being conducted in.

The Southern Maryland region workshop will be held for St. Mary’s County, Charles County, and Calvert County on:

Date: September 30, 2013 - Monday
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bay District Volunteer Fire Department (public meeting room)
46900 South Shangri-La Drive
Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

The JLUS will assess 24 compatibility factors (man-made and natural factors), such as: Noise Aircraft Safety Zones Frequency Interference Alternative Energy Development Vertical Obstructions Interagency Coordination Water Quality / Quantity Roadway Capacity
The public is encouraged to join us at this workshop and learn m
ore about this planning process and provide their input on the issues relevant to the JLUS. To develop a plan that is responsive to local needs, it is critical to obtain input from the community.

For more information,
visit the project’s website at: www.paxjlus.com
or contact: Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
Katrina Tucker, AICP, Director of Regional Planning
Phone: 301.274.1922 (select 2 then extension *816)
E-mail: ktucker@tccsmd.org

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Weekend Events 9/14-9/15

This coming weekend is loaded with activity, so come out and enjoy the Fall Festivities!

Saturday 9/14 – 9 a.m. - Father Andrew White Walk for the Poor
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the School and the Walk starts at 9:00 a.m. and proceeds though the streets of Town.  Roads are not closed for the event, but traffic may be delayed to allow walkers to cross Washington Street and Fenwick Street.  Non-perishable food items and monetary donations gratefully accepted.  For more information call Patty at 301-904-7990 or visit www.walkforthepoor.com

Saturday 9/14 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Fall Follies Craft Show in the Square, hosted by St. Mary’s Craft Guild
The event will feature a colorful array of homemade crafts and goodies – start your holiday shopping early with creative gift ideas for the whole family!

For more information, call 301-997-1644, visit www.craftguildshop.com, or email craftguildshop@verizon.net.  Also, check out The Craft Guild Shop on Facebook and Twitter.

Please note: For event safety, the Upper Square – Washington Street between Fenwick Street and Park Avenue - will be closed to through traffic between 7 AM and 5 PM.  All other roads will be open.

Sunday 9/15 – 12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m. - St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce Taste of St. Mary’s
Come sample the culinary delights of St. Mary’s County at this year’s Taste of St. Mary’s.  For a small fee you can sample everything from seafood to dessert from 18 different restaurants and caterers all within walking distance.  For more information contact the Chamber at 301-737-3001.

Please note: For event safety, most of the Square between Fenwick Street and Park Avenue, as well as the area in front of the Post Office - will be closed to through traffic between 9 AM and 7 PM.  Inbound traffic on Washington Street will be re-directed up Shadrick Street to Lawrence Avenue or down Fenwick Street to Courthouse.

Handicap parking for events is located in the parking lot behind Corner Critters and in the Courthouse Parking lot.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Leonardtown High School Raider Band competing in Second Annual Marching Band Classic

The Leonardtown High School Raider Band will be competing in the Washington High School (Charles Town, WV) Second Annual Marching Band Classic on September 28, 2013. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Art for Everyone on the Square in Leonardtown on Friday, September 6 from 5 – 8 p.m.

August 22, 2013
Commissioners of Leonardtown

There is Art for Everyone on the Square in Leonardtown on Friday, September 6 from 5 – 8 p.m.  The Arts and Entertainment District Committee, Commissioners of Leonardtown, Leonardtown Business Association, and local arts community are providing an evening of music, theater, visual arts, and interactive displays to welcome everyone to Leonardtown, the newest Arts and Entertainment District in Maryland!

Join Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Hannah Byron, Chairperson of the Maryland State Arts Council Barbara Bershon, Leonardtown Mayor Dan Burris, and the Leonardtown Town Council in the celebration of the new designation, including the unveiling of the new Arts and Entertainment District logo.  Then let the sweet soulful sounds of Jennifer Cooper and Groovespan lead you through the Square as you watch members of the North End Gallery and other local artists displaying, selling and creating new pieces En plein air ("in the open air”) around the Town.

Take an old-fashioned Horse-and-Carriage ride to discover artistic gems like Opal Fine Arts, Bella Music School, Chez Nous, and Olde Towne Stitchery.  Continue your exploration of art and the local business community by following the Art Walk around Town.  The week before the September 6 event, local artists will have works on display in 21 different businesses around Town, and you get to vote for your favorite piece!  Get your ballot from the August 29 issue of The County Times or pick one up one at any participating Art Walk location.  You may hand in your completed ballot at the Leonardtown Arts Center anytime during the week, but the first 100 people to turn in their ballot during the First Friday event will receive a Leonardtown Swag Bag full of handy items and coupons from local businesses.  

Bring the kids for hands-on activities and crafts at Yellow Door Art Studios, and visit with the cast of College of Southern Maryland’s production of Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Murder Mystery.  Just outside the Leonardtown Arts Center, viewers can become artists themselves by combining pre-made crocheted pieces into a colorful, ever-changing community sculpture akin to The Smithsonian Coral Reef

Friendly Arts Ambassadors will be staged around the Town to help you find all these activities and more at Crazy for Ewe, Fuzzy Farmers Market, and the Friends of the Leonardtown Theater display – they will even point you in the direction of the cupcake table!  So please join us for September First Fridays’ Celebration of the Arts and Entertainment Designation, Friday, September 6, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m.  For more information visit leonardtownfirstfridays.com  and  leonardtown.somd.com  or call the Town Office at 301-475-9791.

Thursday, August 08, 2013


The CRUISERS - U.S. NAVY BAND Contemporary Ensemble
6:00 PM @ St. Mary's Ryken High School

Due the unpredictable weather in the area this weekend, The Cruisers – U.S. Navy Band Contemporary Ensemble concert has been moved indoors to Romuald Hall Theater, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, located at 22600 Camp Calvert Rd., Leonardtown, Md., 20650. The Romuald Hall Theater is an indoor, air-conditioned venue on the lower campus of St. Mary’s Ryken; no need to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy jazz, R&B, pop and original compositions performed by The Cruisers - U.S. Navy Contemporary Ensemble. Please do not bring food, drink or coolers into the auditorium. For more information, call 301-475-9791. The concert is FREE to the public, family friendly, and made possible in part by a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.http://www.navyband.navy.mil/cruisers.shtml

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

St. Mary's County Government - CodeRed Emergency Notification System


August 6, 2013 10:45 a.m.

Department of Emergency Services & Technology to Utilize CodeRed Emergency Notification System

Leonardtown, MD - The St Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology will utilize the CodeRed Emergency Notification System on August 9, 2013 at approximately 11:00 a.m. to call the entire community. The calls will start at 11:00 a.m. and will continue until the entire database has been attempted.

The Department of Emergency Services & Technology recommends everyone opt in to the CodeRed Weather Warning system and also suggests all individuals and businesses to take time and visit the website to add contact information. This information should include cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses (for use by the CodeRed system).

Others who should register include businesses, individuals with unlisted phone numbers and those who have recently changed their phone number. Also, anyone who uses a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.

The Department of Emergency Services & Technology urges citizens to log onto the St Mary’s County website at www.stmarysmd.com and follow the CodeRed link at the bottom of the page. Those without Internet access may call 301-475-4200 ext.2150 and leave a message with their contact information. Required information includes a physical street address (no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered.

Additional information about the CodeRed Warning system can be found on the website. For further information please call 301-475-4200 option 6 then option 3.

Monday, August 05, 2013


Free Summer Concert on the Square

 Bring the whole family to the Leonardtown Square this Saturday evening, August 10. Enjoy dinner at one of our many restaurants and then bring your blankets and beach chairs to the Square at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy jazz, R&B, pop and original compositions performed by The Cruisers - U.S. Navy Contemporary Ensemble. This FREE concert is made possible in part by a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. We'll see YOU on the SQUARE! http://www.navyband.navy.mil/cruisers.shtml. 301-475-9791
Cruisers Portrait

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Beach Party is Still Happening Today!

We've seen some light showers this morning, and we're watching the forecast carefully, but the Beach Party is still a go! 40 tons of sand being delivered right now, and plenty of other entertainment on the way!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Official Rules for $1,000 Shopping Spree

Official Rules for Leonardtown Shopping Spree
August 3, 2013

1)    To Enter: Complete entry form in County Times Newspaper. Original sticker must be attached.  Bring completed entry form to the Information Booth at the Leonardtown Beach Party on the Square, to be held August 3, 2013, between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.  One entry per person.
2)    The Prize:  3 winners will be drawn.  First prize will be $500 in Leonardtown Dollars, second prize will be $300 Leonardtown Dollars and third prize will be $200 Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the drawing, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the drawing.
3)    Awarding of the Prize: Winners will be drawn at the Information Booth at the Beach Party on the Square on August 3, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.  Winners need not be present to win.
4)    The Prize and all its constituent components are not transferrable.  No substitutions or exchanges ( including for cash) of any Prize component will be permitted, except that Sponsor or Prize Contributors reserve the right to substitute any component of the Prize with an item of equal or greater value.  The Prize is awarded “As Is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied.
5)    Use of the Prize:  Winner will have until December 31, 2013 to use the Prize once it is awarded.
6)    Contest Sponsor: The Sponsor of the contest is the Leonardtown Business Association, The Town of Leonardtown and the St. Mary’s County Dept. of Economic Development, Division of Tourism.
7)    Disclaimer: If the contest is not capable of running as planned, including because of causes beyond the sponsors control, the sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest.  The sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the contest or violates these Official Rules.
8)    Leonardtown Businesses Participating in the contest:

Bella Music School
Bellarus Boutique
Best Western Plus Hotel
Big Larry’s Comics
BTB Coffee Bar
Café des Artistes
Craft Guild Shop
Dragonfly Designs
Fenwick St. Used Books & Music
The Front Porch
Fuzzy Farmers Market
Guenther’s Bistro
The Hair Company
Hamilton Acupuncture &
  Chinese Herbal Center
Heavenly Presents
Kevin’s Corner Kafé
North End Gallery
Leonardtown Arts Center
Oga’s Asian Cuisine
Olde Town Stitchery
Opal Fine Art
Parran Flooring Center, Inc.
Port of Leonardtown Winery
Quality Street Kitchen/Catering
The Good Earth
The Shops at Maryland Antique Center
Ye Olde Towne Café
Yellow Door Art Studios

$1,000 Shopping Spree


All you have to do is pick-up a August 1st County Times, peel the sticker off the front page and follow the directions on the back.  Then find your way to Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and drop off your entry form at the Information Booth by 8:00 p.m. 

Winner need not be present to win

The $1,000 treasure of Leonardtown Dollars will be awarded at 8:30 p.m. at Beach Party to three lucky winners:
First Prize- $500 Leonardtown Dollars
Second Prize- $300 Leonardtown Dollars
Third Prize- $200 Leonardtown Dollars
Leonardtown Dollars can be spent at any participating merchant listed on the Leonardtown Dollars.  See Official Rules.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Town Council Workshop Today

The Town of Leonardtown Town Council will hold a Workshop today Monday, July 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.  
Town Council meeting will be held Monday, August 12, 2013 as scheduled.

Friday, July 05, 2013

The Child Safety Seat and Survival Connection

The Child Safety Seat and Survival Connection

            Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.  When installed and used correctly, child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.  Keeping our kids safe on and off our roadways is a community concern.  While 96 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly, research shows that seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained.  That is why the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office sends selected Deputies to receive training and certification in the installation of Child Safety Seats.  Once certified Deputies are able to take their training out into the community and partner with community members to ensure their children are safe while travelling on our roadways.

                On June 22, 2013, from 9:00 am to noon, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Child Safety Seat checkpoint in front of the Sheriff’s Office at the request of The Town of Leonardtown.  Numerous vehicles stopped in to the checkpoint and Sheriff’s Deputy’s were on site to check already installed child safety seats, ensure they were properly installed and provided hands on training and feedback for community members. 

    Q: What should parents expect when they get their child’s safety seat inspected?

A.  Certified technicians will conduct the child safety seat inspection.  The certified inspector will:

·         Check the child safety seat to see that it has been properly installed.
·         Remove and inspect the child safety seat for damage.
·         Diagnose problems.
·         Ensure the child safety seat is not a recalled model.
·         Get information about children riders from the vehicle owner (size and weight of child, etc.)
·         Ensure the child safety seat is appropriate for the size and age of the child.
·         Teach the auto owner the correct procedure to properly and safely install the child safety seat in his or her auto.
·         Show the parent or caregiver how to secure the child in the seat.
·         Discuss other vehicles and safety seats they own, and provide instructions to repeat the correct procedure with other seats or when installing the seat in other cars.
Maryland’s Child Passenger Safety Laws

Transportation Article 22-412.2 (Child Restraints)
Maryland’s law (effective October, 2012) requires that:

·         Children under eight years old are to ride in an appropriate child restraint,* unless the child is 4’9” or taller.
Child restraint includes car seats and booster seats and other federally approved safety devices.

·         Every child from 8 to 16 years old who is not secured in a child restraint must be secured in the vehicle’s seat belt, in every seating position in the vehicle.

·         This law is applicable to in-state and out-of-state vehicles.

·         It is the driver’s responsibility for making sure all children are correctly buckled up

Other Sheriff’s Office Deputy’s on site were Cpl. A. Holton, and Cpl. A. Delozier.  These are just a few of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputy’s certified to install Child Safety Seats in the State of Maryland.  On site Senior Technician: Jacqueline M. Norris Program Manager Potomac Region's Highway Safety Program, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration's Highway Safety Office, SHA Shop

If you are interested in hosting a Child Seat Safety Checkpoint or would like more information         regarding Child Safety Seats, visit www.safekids.org or contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Division, Attention Dfc. Kevin Meyer at 301-475-4200.