Thursday, June 27, 2013

Possible explosion noise - Newtowne Neck State Park - detonating ordnance


The State Fire Marshall's office is planning to detonate ordnance at Newtowne Neck State Park.  

It is possible you may hear explosions on Friday, June 28 or Saturday, June 29.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Water Quality Report - Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) 2012

2012 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
Commissioners of Leonardtown

The 2012 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is available to Town residents and the public at the town office, 41660 Courthouse Drive. Leonardtown, MD between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and at the Leonardtown Post Office, 22735 Washington Street and is also available online at under Town Government, Water Quality Reports.

“Clazzical Jam” Concert in the Leonardtown Square

What if Mozart had been born in Rio? What would it sound like if Dave Brubeck had written Beethoven's Symphony No. 9?
On Saturday, July 6, in historic Downtown Leonardtown, come enjoy unique versions of classical music in contemporary jazz styles performed by the “Clazzical Jam” jazz group. Guests will hear Don Stapleson on flute and his fellow St. Mary’s alum Peter Fields on guitar. Stapleson and Fields will be joined by Fred Lieder on the cello. The concert will be held outdoors on the Town Square, starting at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Sample Playlist includes the following:
- Bachbird (combining the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 in G Major with Bye Bye Blackbird)
- Blueberry Madigan (Mozart’s Elvira Madigan meets Blueberry Hill)
- Havana Nacht Musik (The Rondo from Mozarts Eine Kliene Nachtmusik as an Afro-Cuban piece)
- Nocturne in F Minor (One Chopin’s beloved miniatures as a swing tune)
Don Stapleson, director of the St. Mary's College Jazz Bands, is well-known locally and in the Washington metropolitan area. An accomplished saxophonist and gifted flutist, he performs with his own group, “The Don Stapleson Quartet,” as well as with the popular classical/jazz crossover group, “Clazzical Jam.” He has performed with Ray Charles, Dexter Gordon, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Newton and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves. He has also appeared on MTV with Danny Gatton.
Peter Fields has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his mastery of diverse musical styles and unique approach to guitar techniques. In addition to his sophisticated original compositions, his repertoire ranges from classical guitar, jazz and Latin music masterpieces, to extraordinary arrangements of R&B classics, and interpretations of ethnic music from various parts of the world. He can be heard on numerous recording projects on Polygram and various independent labels and on television programs for Fox, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and others. In January of 2003, Fields released “Stillness of the Heart,” an evocative collection of compositions for classical guitar which has received rave reviews and airplay throughout the country.

Fred Lieder has been a fixture on the Washington area music scene for 25 years. He plays classical, jazz, blues, rock and Celtic on his cello. He has arranged many rock tunes for solo cello including works by the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana. He may be the only cellist in the D.C. area who has played at such diverse places as the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap, but also Blues Alley, Rams Head, The Birchmere, Iota Club & Café, and the State Theater. His current release is "Cello Blues" and he has recently released his first book, "MY Cello Has the Blues," an instructional book on playing the blues on cello.

Seeking Musicians for Blues Jam on the Square


The live music for the July First Friday, July 5th, is
a Blues Jam on Historic Leonardtown Square,
hosted by Bob Schaller.
There will be a stage and sound system, and an assemblage of a core band.
Organizers are seeking interested players and singers to join in the jam.
They will be playing primarily electric blues rock/R&B/funk such as BB King, Wilson Pickett, Allman Bros, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, and similar artists,
however they are also open to more traditional blues and jazz.
The keyword is JAM so be prepared to get into a groove and improvise. Bring your instruments and/or pipes. The jam starts at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 8:30 p.m.
Listeners also welcome! Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and a friend.
For more info please contact Bob Schaller at or 240-577-1697.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Saturday, June 22 - Shred / Recycle and Child Car Seat Safety Check

For Town of Leonardtown Residents Only - Sponsored by the Commissioners of Leonardtown - A Shred/Recycle and a Child Car Seat Safety Check will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Governmental Center.  No businesses are permitted for Shred/Recycle - residents only.

Follow signs to form lines.

23115 Leonard Hall Drive for Shed/Recycle

23150 Leonard Hall Drive for Child Car Seat Safety Check

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sunrise Yoga at the Leonardtown Wharf

Join Evolve Yoga and Wellness for Sunrise Yoga at the Wharf, third Saturdays of summer, June through August from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Please bring a yoga mat, bottle of water and a canned good to donate to a local charity. This year's dates: June 15***, July 20 and August 17th. 

For more information call 301-862-1236.

*** Another Yoga date has been added! Join the Evolve Yoga instructors for Sunrise Yoga at the Wharf on Saturday, June 29, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Please bring a yoga mat, bottle of water and a canned good to donate to a local charity. ***

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Spirit Night Fundraiser for Hospice of St. Mary's

Hospice of St. Marys
Is hosting a
Wednesday June 26, 2013
5-7 PM
At First Colony Center
45150 First Colony Way
California, MD

Therell be live Bluegrass Music & raffles in the parking lot.  Youre welcome to bring your lawn chairs!!

A portion of the evenings proceeds go toward the Bluegrass for Hospice-2013, a fundraiser to benefit the Hospice House of St. Marys


California, MD 5/14/2013 — This year’s Bluegrass for Hospice-2013 is in full swing of planning and it’s looking to be an exciting year for the event.  Headlining this year will be Larry Sparks, celebrating 50 years in Bluegrass entertainment, along with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, a Rebel recording artist.  The event will be held on Saturday October 26, 2013 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland.

Bluegrass for Hospice is a one day music festival and a family oriented event that is a fundraiser for our local Hospice House of St. Mary’s County.  Last year Bluegrass for Hospice-2012 raised $23,000.00 with a $2,500.00 increase from the previous year.  In its 5th year of success, this event has grown to be one of the largest fundraisers for our local Hospice of St. Mary’s.  The event was inspired by Jay Armsworthy when his 2 Grandfathers past several years ago.  The mission of Hospice is to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families and bereavement care to those families and the community.  HOSPICE OF ST. MARY’S IS A 501 (c) 3 ORGANIZATION.

Along with many local Bluegrass Bands, there will be, as always, money raffles, Door Prizes, Silent Auctions, and food available for sale.  Non-perishable food items will also be collected for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Hollywood, MD.

If you or someone you know would be interested in being a sponsor for Bluegrass for Hospice-2013, please contact Jay Armsworthy at 301-737-3004 for further information.  Flyers and tickets will be printed soon, but there’s still some time to be included.  Advanced tickets are on sale now at  

For further information about the “Bluegrass for Hospice-2013”, go to our website at or call 301-737-3004.


Thursday, June 06, 2013


Due to the pending inclement weather, the First Friday committee has decided to cancel outdoor activities for tomorrow, Friday, June 7th.

We appreciate your understanding and the flexibility of The Piranhas, the Blue Crabs, the Leonardtown Lion Club and the local businesses who had outdoor activities planned.  Please note that Macaroni Kid activities are relocating indoors to the Leonardtown Arts Center.

Refer to for a complete list of indoor activities and specials, as well as the locations where you can buy raffle tickets for the annual First Friday raffle drawing in August.  This year's Grand Prize is a 46" HD Flat Screen TV!

Also, make plans to join us next month for Red, White and Blues, featuring a blues jam in the Square and other patriotic activities throughout the Town.

CRAB FESTIVAL Announcement from Leonardtown Lions Club

The 28th Annual St. Mary’s County Crab Festival is scheduled for this Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11am till 8pm. Rain is forecasted for Friday and to end by Saturday. 
Based on the current weather forecast, 
the event is planned to go on as scheduled on Saturday
Should bad weather continue into Saturday, the Leonardtown Lions Club may exercise the rain date option and postpone the event a day to Sunday, June 9, 2013. 
Event vendors and participating partners are prepared for this. 
If there is a postponement, the Club will notify the public by 7am Saturday morning
Again, at this time we expect to hold CrabFest 2013 as scheduled on Saturday. For more information please visit or call 240-577-1697.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

$1,000 Shopping Spree Winner Announced

$1,000 Shopping Spree Winner Announced

Mayor Dan Burris, President of the Leonardtown Business Association Dan Norris and members of the LBA Marketing Committee presented $1,000 in Leonardtown Bucks to Thomas Lynch of Leonardtown on Friday, May 31st.  Mr. Lynch was the lucky winner of the Steppin’ Out in Leonardtown shopping spree.  Mr. Lynch was joined by his sons Harrison and Jackson. Congratulations and happy shopping!