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.

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting cancelled for July

Town Council Meetings Airs on Channel 95 and Channel 10

St. Mary’s County Government will now run the Town of Leonardtown's Town Council meetings on Wednesday’s at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday’s at 9:00 a.m.

You can also view them on Metrocast's Channel 10 (times vary).

Any questions, please contact the Town office at 301-475-9791 or email at leonardtown.commissioners@verizon.net.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Town Council Meeting .- July 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

New Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM’s) Issued this Year

New Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM’s) Issued this Year

In March of this year FEMA released new preliminary FIRM maps for St. Mary’s County. The new and old maps are on file in the Town Office for those residents wishing to review them for potential flood insurance implications. New FIRM maps will be become effective in late 2015.

Notice of Annexation Public Hearing

Commissioners of Leonardtown
Notice of Annexation Public Hearing

The Leonardtown Mayor and Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD for the following request for ANNEXATION of the DAVIS OFFICE PARK – 23511 Hollywood Road - Tax Map 0032, Parcel 0342, containing 4.5 acres. The purpose of the hearing will be to present the project for public review and comment. Copies of the annexation documents are available for review at the Leonardtown Town Office. The public is invited to attend and/or send written comments to be received by August 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. 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.