Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Live Christmas Tree Pick-Up during Trash Collection

Good to know but sad to Go - Live Christmas Tree Pick Up

Affordable Refuse will be collecting live Christmas trees along with the
 regular household trash collection.

Please set your live tree out on your regularly scheduled trash collection day for pick-up.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Trash Collection Holiday Schedule

For all residents and businesses within the Town of Leonardtown:

Trash Collection Holiday Schedule

Christmas Day

No pick up on Friday, December 25 - Pick up will slide to Saturday, December 26

New Years Day

No pick up on Friday, January 1 - Pick up will slide to Saturday, January 2

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tourism & Hospitality Master Plan (THMP)

The St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development, its Division of Tourism, and the St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce are currently working together to create the County's first Tourism & Hospitality Master Plan (THMP). The objective of the plan is to create a road map of the County's future as a vibrant visitor destination. 

The Town of Leonardtown will be actively engaged in the process, as participation from the community is a crucial part of making this endeavor a success. Laschelle McKay, Leonardtown Administrator, serves on the Master Planning Committee, which will advise the consultants as they formulate the Master Plan. For more information about the THMP, or how you can sign-up to receive updates, please visit www.stmarysmd.com/ded/thmp.asp

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Parking Notice for Christmas on the Square

Parking Notice for Christmas on the Square

Friday, November 27, 2015 from 5 – 9 p.m.

In preparation for Santa’s arrival, several streets in the downtown Leonardtown Square area will be closed to thru traffic from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 

Parking with shuttle

Spectators are encouraged to park at the College of Southern Maryland and take the free shuttle bus service to the Square.

At this time the event does not have a wheelchair accessible shuttle.  There will be some handicap parking available on Washington Street, Fenwick Street and Courthouse Drive as long as spots are available.

Limited parking is available in lots along Lawrence Avenue and Courthouse Drive. 

Other available parking options include:

·         Leonardtown Elementary School

·         Vacant Burch lot behind Community Bank on Lawrence Avenue

·         The LVFD Carnival lot

·         The Mattingly-Gardiner/Knights of Columbus lot on Fenwick Street

·         St. Aloysius Church grass lot

·         Park Avenue lots across from The Good Earth and Executive Inn

·         Lots behind the Town Office on Courthouse Drive

·         St. Mary’s Ryken High School

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Specials and Surprises Offered Only on Small Business Saturday at Participating Merchants

Be sure to check out the Specials and Suprises - only offered on Small Business Saturday by participating merchants:
Big Larry's
Black Market Interiors
Cafe des Artistes
Caught My Eye
Craft Guild Shops
Crazy for Ewe Yarns
Explore Couture
Fenwick Street Used Books & Music
Fuzzy Famers
G & H Jewelers
Good Earth Natural Foods
Heritage Chocolates
Historical Society - Tudor
Kevin's Corner Kafe'
McKay's Food
Maryland Antique Center
North End Gallery
Opal Gallery & Gifts
Port of Leonardtown Winery
Quality Street Kitchen
S'Kape Salon
Towne Florist
The Front Porch
The Hair Company
The Rex
Ye' Old Town Cafe
Keep an eye out for more postings on Small Business Saturday! Like this page.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Slide Schedule for Trash Pick-Up

During the Thanksgiving Holiday week Trash Pickup will slide to the next day.

Thursday's trash will be picked up on Friday, and Friday's trash will be picked up on Saturday.

We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Leonardtown Small Business Saturday is November 28th from 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM!

Participating businesses promote Small Business Saturday. 

LBA is proud to be a “Neighborhood Champion.” 

Saturday, November 28th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

Visit our Facebook page by clicking here. #leonardtownsbs.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

October Treats for Everyone!

Happy Fall, y'all! We know you have plenty of options for celebrating this colorful time of year, but we hope you will enjoy some of your leisure time in Leonardtown. Parades and pumpkins, costumes and candy await you, so come join the fun at our October events!  (Map shows route and road closures for Tractor Parade)

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Sandbags Available for Residents as Part of Storm Preparations

Sandbags Available for Residents as Part of Storm Preparations

Leonardtown, MD - The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation advises residents of the following:

As a part of the readiness and pre-emergency phase, the County is making sandbags available for use by residents. This is a self-serve process and staff will be on-site to monitor, but will have limited availability to assist in the filling or loading of sandbags.
Sandbags are not pre-filled and each individual will be limited to between 10-25 sandbags while supplies last.

Sand, bags, and shovels will be available at all six (6) convenience centers for County residents wishing to obtain sandbags in preparation for the effects of Hurricane Joaquin.

The convenience centers are located at:

Charlotte Hall – 37766 New Market Turner Road
Oakville – 26630 North Sandgates Road
Clement’s – 24547 Horseshoe Road
St. Andrews – 44595 St. Andrews Church Road
Valley Lee – 45350 Happyland Road
Ridge – 13939 Point Lookout Road

The convenience centers will operate under extended hours for this effort as follows:
Thursday, October 1, 2015: from noon to 6:30 pm
Friday, October 2, 2015: from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015: return to normal hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Approximately 1,000 sandbags and 20 tons of sand will initially be available at each site.
Additional bags are scheduled for delivery Thursday afternoon.
Sandbags provide limited protection, but are intended to redirect small storm water and debris flows away from structures. It is suggested that residents lay a plastic sheet between the building and the bags to control the flow and prevent water from seeping into the door or window wells.
Generally the placement of bags is stacked up to three layers with each bag being tamped into place.

PHONE 301.475.4200 X1342  FAX 301.475.8491  www.stmarysmd.com

If sand is not available, residents are advised to use local soil. When sandbags are not available, other containers (i.e. small plastic grocery bags and pillow cases) can be utilized. Once used, homeowners should empty the material in the bags into their yards and then properly discard the bags.

For more information access our website at prepare.stmarysmd.com.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Full Cycle Siren Test to be Conducted - Monday, October 5 at noon

Full Cycle Siren Test to be Conducted

Leonardtown, MD - The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology, in
cooperation with Calvert County Emergency Management and Exelon Calvert Cliffs, will conduct a fullcycle

test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on
Monday, October 5, at noon.

The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert
Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. All citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing and relay the
information to friends, family and neighbors.

The testing is conducted to enhance siren operation and increase public awareness of the alert and
notification siren system. If the sirens sound at any other time, residents should tune to one of the local
radio stations listed below for information and instructions.

Emergency Alert System stations include: WPTX 1690 AM, WYRX 97.7 FM, WTOP 103.5 FM,
WKIK 1560 AM, WKIK 102.9 FM, WPRS 104.1 FM, WSMD 98.3 FM, WNNT 100.9 FM, WGOP 540
AM, WCEM 1240 AM, WCEM 106.3 FM, WCEI 96.7 FM, WRAR 105.5 FM, WEMD 1460 AM.

For more emergency or disaster preparedness information, contact the Department of Emergency
Services & Technology at 301-475-4200, option 6, option 3.

Additional emergency preparedness information can be found by visiting prepare.stmarysmd.com

Thursday, September 17, 2015




The Commissioners of Leonardtown will accept sealed bids from qualified firms for Services for Public Works to be provided to the Towns water distribution system, sewerage collection system, roads, curbs, drainage devices and sidewalks.

Interested bidders shall obtain a copy of the RFP by contacting Tony Wheatley, Capital Construction Coordinator, Town of Leonardtown P.O.B 1, 41660 Courthouse Dr. Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Or by calling 301-475-9791.

A pre-bid meeting will be scheduled for October 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Town of Leonardtown office conference room. A bid opening will be scheduled for October 23, 2015  at 10:00 a.m.

The Commissioners of Leonardtown reserve the right to reject any and all bids and proposals, and to accept any proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.

By authority:
Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator

Friday, September 04, 2015

REMINDER - Trash and Recylcing slide forward a day week of September 7 due to Labor Day Holiday


Labor Day Holiday Trash Pick-up for the Week of September 7, 2015:  Trash and recycling will slide forward a day.

For example, trash and recycling pick-up normally scheduled for Monday will slide to Tuesday and so on for that week.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015



Affordable Refuse has informed us that plastic bags are wreaking havoc on the processing machines.

The recycling facility is requiring that bags be taken out of the recycling stream.  Worst case scenario is they will stop accepting recyclables and it all goes to the incinerator at a higher customer cost.

All plastic bags should be put in the garbage or recycled at a local vendor (some grocery stores provide receptacles for plastic bags).

Recyclables should be put in the toters loose.

If customers accumulate their recyclables in plastic bags in the house, they should be dumped out of the bags when taken to the toter.  Paper bags are acceptable.  Each member of the household, or your cleaning service, should be informed of this.

Please, immediately, discontinue using and placing any plastic bags in the recycling toter.  This help us, your neighbors and Affordable Refuse and will also help maintain the present trash service costs.

Thank you.

ART WORK SHOP LEONARDTOWN - Full day of classes and workshops in Leonardtown - 9/12/15


Creative exploration - for yourself or for a gift - made with love by you or just express yourself!

Saturday, September 12, our newest event " Art Work Shop " brings professional teaching artists to the Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment District for classes in many different materials and techniques. Find a new hobby, practice your skills or challenge yourself with an advanced class. Hands-on workshops for all ages and skill levels. Registration details can be found at the St. Mary's County Arts Council website

Art Work Shop Leonardtown - Classes in different materials - September 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Get Creative!

Be a More Creative Person in 4 Short Weeks

1.       Exploration - Not sure where to start? Start in Leonardtown!  The whole family can relax, socialize, listen to music, meet local artists and play with hands-on art demos at Arts & Entertainment First Friday Celebration and Art Walk on September 4, 2015, from 5 – 8 p.m.   In celebration of Leonardtown’s Arts & Entertainment District, jazz trio Higher Standards will be serenading visitors as they move from demo stations to galleries to boutiques, taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of Leonardtown.  Local authors will be signing books, and artists will be located around the Square, creating works from start to finish and inviting passersby to try something new!  Near the Leonardtown Arts Center, a “paint-out” vignette will be staged for anyone who wishes to paint, sketch or sculpt with a live model.
Participants in the Art Walk around Town will see finished works from local artists, discover a variety of artistic styles and materials, and be able to vote for their favorite piece.  Ballots will be available in the September 3 issue of The County Times, or at any participating ArtWalk location. 

Artists who wish to submit to the ArtWalk should contact Nell Elder at the St. Mary’s County Arts Council info@smcart.org.  

Artists who wish to sell their work and/or provide demonstrations in the Square for this event should contact Maria Fleming at the Commissioners of Leonardtown:  maria.fleming2@verizon.net.

Artists wishing to set up for the paint out can contact Nicole Stewart at nstewart@olg.com.
For more information on the event visit leonardtownfirstfridays.com .

2.    Inspiration – Learn to think differently, step outside your comfort zone and change your perspective.   No better place for this than at The Clazzical Project concert, Saturday, September 5, 2015, starting at 6 p.m. in the Leonardtown Square.
What if Mozart had been born in Havana? What would it sound like if Dave Brubeck had written Beethoven's Symphony No. 9?   On Saturday, September 5th, enjoy unique versions of classical music in contemporary jazz styles performed by The Clazzical Project:   Don Stapleson on flute, his fellow St. Mary’s alum Peter Fields on guitar, and Fred Lieder the cello.
 By thinking “outside the Bachs” the trio has developed a playlist that includes, “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 Mozart’s Eine Kliene Nachtmusik as an Afro-Cuban piece), and “Mars the Bringer of da’ Funk” (Gustav Holst plays that funky music).
Please bring blankets and chairs to sit on, and enjoy one of the many restaurants for dinner before the show.
3.          Participation – The Art*Work*Shop on Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. invites people of all ages to challenge themselves, learn new skills, benefit from expert teachers, be confident, feel accomplished, and go home with something they created!
This first time event allows participants to explore art venues and studios around Leonardtown for a full day of hands-on, educational, creative workshops with professional artists.  Students can brush up on skills, gain some experience, or try something completely new!  Included in the cost of each seminar are materials and instruction for a creative take home project, including drawings, paintings, jewelry, fiber arts, music, dance and so much more!
Registration is now open for classes including shadow knitting, felting animal sculptures, Raku ceramics, poetry writing, dance, photography, Ikebana flower arranging, bead crochet, painting, clay/stoneware, stained glass, fabric colored-in appliqué and music.  Classes are available for all ages and skill levels at a variety of price points.    Class details, registration and payment information can be found at the St. Mary’s County Arts Council website, stmarysartscouncil.com.   If you have further questions please contact Nell Elder at info@smcart.org.

4.       Motivation  – Don’t stop now!  Continue to socialize, have fun, improve your skills, and try new things – including foods - right here in Leonardtown!
Taste of St. Mary’s on Sunday, September 20, 2015, from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.  showcases food and beverage establishments from around  the County, who offer food samples from their menus for a fraction of the price. 

Yellow Door Art Studio, Caught My Eye, Wine & Design, Quality Street Kitchen and Catering, and the College of Southern Maryland all have classes for community education.  Now is the time to take advantage of all the opportunities available in Leonardtown to become the creative person you want to be!

The Clazzical Project Returns to the Leonardtown Square!

“The Clazzical Project” In Concert

 Leonardtown, Maryland

6 PM, Saturday, September 5th


What if Mozart had been born in Havana? What would it sound like if Dave Brubeck had written Beethoven's Symphony No. 9?
 On Saturday, September 5th in Leonardtown, Maryland as part of the Leonardtown Summer Concerts on the Square, come enjoy unique versions of classical music in contemporary jazz styles performed by The Clazzical Project.  Guests will hear Don Stapleson on flute, his fellow St. Mary’s alum Peter Fields on guitar, and Fred Lieder the cello.
The performance will start at 6 p.m. and take place on the Square in Historic Downtown Leonardtown:  22735 Washington St. Leonardtown, MD 20650.  Please bring blankets and chairs to sit on, and enjoy one of the many restaurants for dinner before the show.
 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)
- Mars the Bringer of da’ Funk (Gustav Holst plays that funky music)


Known throughout the D.C. area, gifted jazz and classical flutist Don Stapleson is the director of the St. Mary's College Jazz Bands; performs with his own group, The Don Stapleson Quartet; and plays flute and piccolo with the Chesapeake Orchestra.  He has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Dexter Gordon, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Newton and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves; for the performance with Clazzical Jam, Mr. Stapleson will demonstrate his mastery of a Muramatsu flute with a Drelinger Up Rite head joint.
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 intricate jazz and Latin masterpieces, to extraordinary arrangements of R&B classics and interpretations of ethnic music from around the world.  His music can be heard on Fox, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel TV programs as well as numerous recorded projects, including his own Stillness of the Heart, an evocative collection of compositions for classical guitar.
Cellist and arranger Fred Lieder has been a fixture on the Washington area music scene for 25 years.   Delighting audiences with classical, jazz, blues, rock and Celtic arrangements - including works by the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana - Lieder may be the only cellist in the D.C. area who has played at such diverse places as the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Rams Head, and The Birchmere. His current release is Cello Blues and he has recently published My Cello Has the Blues, an instructional book on playing the blues on cello.

For more info contact Maria.fleming2@verizon.net -301-475-9791

Tax Bills for Residents of the Town of Leonardtown

Town of Leonardtown Residents

Tax bills were mailed on August 4, 2015.

Please contact the Town office at 301-475-9791 if you have not received your tax bill by Friday, August 21, 2015.

Thank you.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Free Document Shredding Event Coming This Fall - St. Mary's County Government

Got Paper?  Nows the time to lose some weight.

Free Document Shredding Event Coming This Fall

You Get It – We Shred It! It is time to clean out your file cabinets, closetsand desks and get rid of confidential, private, and important personal documents you no longer
need to keep.

Community shredding events help protect individuals from identity theft and consumer fraudwhich are becoming an epidemic in our communities.

To raise awareness and to promote prevention, the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation will host its first community Document Shredding Event at the St. Andrew’s Landfill on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

This community event will provide residents with the opportunity to have their confidential, private, and important documents destroyed by a professional shredding service at no cost. The
truck from East Coast Shredding is capable of holding 9,000 pounds of paper.

All paper material shredded during the event will be recycled.
Citizens are asked to not bring materials which are not confidential in nature, such as newspapers and magazines as they will cause the truck to fill up more quickly. Please try to limit the number of boxes you bring to 2 standard bankers’ boxes (10"H x 12"W x 15”D) per person so as many residents as possible can be served. It is hoped between 230-255 individuals bring material to the event.

For more information please contact the St. Mary’s Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-863-8400.

For more information on recycling programs, log on to our website at www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/

Free Document Shred Event - September 12th - 8 am to noon

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Streets, Roads and Safety - Re-Striping News

Streets, Roads and Safety

A street restriping project all around Leonardtown will be starting on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  

Please be cautious when the striping trucks are working
 especially in the Singletree, Leonard’s Grant and downtown areas.   

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

The First Ever Southern Maryland Film Festival is Tomorrow, July 11!

Rainy Saturday cancelling your plans?  Come Inside!

The First Ever Southern Maryland Film Festival is Tomorrow, July 11.
Rain or Shine! Movies, Meet & Greets, and Panel Discussion are all being held indoors thanks to many generous Leonardtown Businesses:
CSM, Ryken HS, Marrick Homes at Clark's Rest, Heritage Printing, Big Larry's Eatery, The Rex, Crazy For You, Leonardtown Arts Center, Opal Art Gallery,Cafe des Artistes, Ye Olde Towne Cafe, North End Gallery, BTB Coffee Bar & Speakeasy - Thank you all for your assistance!
TODAY, Friday, July 10, is the LAST DAY to take advantage of advance ticket sale prices, and to put your purchase on your credit card (via Paypal). Please go to smdff.org to purchase All-day and Half-day passes for Adults and Children.
Passes ARE ALSO AVAILABLE for sale at the event TOMORROW, July 11, but will be $5 more and CASH ONLY. Come to the Leonardtown Square and follow signs - we may have to move the Box Office inside to the Leonardtown Arts Center, 22660 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Thanks to everyone who has pre-purchased tickets so far. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow - rain or shine - in Leonardtown!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Downtown Tunes RESCHEDULED to Sunday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Tunes  - RESCHEDULED to Sunday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Due to the impending rain storms Downtown Tunes has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Megan Nosek and Josh Airhart will be providing wonderful acoustic tunes for our enjoyment.

Bring a chair, a blanket, some snack and your toes for tapping.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Southern Maryland Anne Penman Laser Therapy

Southern Maryland is the site of a new, innovative business, Southern Maryland Anne Penman Laser Therapy, providing support for those who want to stop smoking, lose weight or manage stress with a painless, non-invasive, cold-laser light therapy.  

Co-owners, Penny Brueggemann and Kassie Blazer, have recently partnered to bring this service to Southern Maryland.  Laser Therapy is an increasingly popular way to stop smoking, beat stress and lose weight using energy points in the body using a pain free, harmless, cold laser beam which helps release natural endorphins. These “feel good hormones” help to combat the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, including cravings, irritability and high stress levels.  You can finally feel good while doing something very important for your health!

The innovative process has gained much acclaim throughout the world – Penny and Kassie are excited to offer this business to Southern Maryland residents as the first of its kind in Maryland.    They are accepting appointments immediately.  

Southern Maryland Anne Penman Laser Therapy is located in Leonardtown, at 22530 Washington Street

See more information on the Maryland link at:  www.annepenmanlasertherapy.com, or call 301-904-4339 for appointment information today.  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

2014 Consumer Confident Report (CCR) - Water Quality Report

2014 Consumer Confident Report (CCR)
Commissioners of Leonardtown

The 2014 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 http://leonardtown.somd.com under Town Government, Water Quality Reports.

Water Quality Report

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - July 13, 2015 at 4:15 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing
Commissioners of Leonardtown

The Leonardtown Mayor and Town Council will hold a public hearing on July 13, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD. The purpose of the hearing is to present Ordinance No. 170, Leonardtown Forest Conservation Ordinance, for public review and comment.  Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available for review at the Town Office.  

All interested parties are encouraged to attend or may submit written comments to the Commissioners of Leonardtown, P.O. Box 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650 no later than July 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Special accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request.

By Authority: Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - August 10, 2015 at 4:15 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing
Commissioners of Leonardtown

The Leonardtown Mayor and Town Council will hold a public hearing on August 10, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD. The purpose of the hearing is to present Annexation Resolution No. 5-15, Proposed Annexation of 241.42 acres +/- of land along Hollywood Road in Leonardtown, MD, for public review and comment.  Copies of the proposed Resolution and Annexation plan are available for review at the Town Office.  

All interested parties are encouraged to attend or may submit written comments to the Commissioners of Leonardtown, P.O. Box 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650 no later than August 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Special accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request.

By Authority: Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator

CANCELLED - June 15, 2015 Planning and Zoning Meeting

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
June 15, 2015


The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Agenda will be sent out prior to meeting.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Youth Scavenger Hunt During June First Friday


Leonardtown, MD
26 May 2015
Media Contact: Maria Fleming 301-475-9791

Youth Scavenger Hunt During June First Friday
The First Friday Committee of the Leonardtown Business Association is hosting  their first fun, family-friendly Scavenger Hunt for youth ages 19 and under on Friday, June 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. as part of their June First Friday! 

 Families should register their children at Yellow Door Art Studios, 22795 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650, to receive the list of clues.  

Participants then follow the clues to various sites around town and take a selfie at each one with their phone. 

Once they’ve found all the sites on the list, players should check back in at Yellow Door to have their photo answers verified and be entered into a drawing for two half-day kayak or paddle board rentals from Dave Lane at Patuxent Adventure Center (paddle.paxadventurecenter.com)!

While the kids are hunting, local band Pond Scum will be providing lively, traditional Celtic dance music in the Square.   This upbeat group of fiddle, button box, whistle, guitar, and percussion has more than 500 Irish, Scottish & French Canadian melodies in their repertoire.

First Friday is a celebration of the diverse businesses that form the Leonardtown Business Association.  During First Fridays, the galleries, retail shops, restaurants and other businesses in and around Town are open late and offer a variety of live entertainment, demos, receptions, hands-on activities, and seasonal promotions in addition to their regular products.

 For more information, visit www.leonardtownfirstfridays.com.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day Holiday - Trash Collection Slides Forward One Day

With the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday please be award that Trash Collection Slides One Day Forward

Monday trash collection slides to Tuesday
Tuesday trash collection slides to Wednesday

Wednesday's Recycling slides to Thursday

Thursday trash collection slides to Friday
Friday trash collection slides to Saturday

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING - Monday, June 8 , 2015 at 4:15 pm - see link to Recommended Budget FY 2016


The Commissioners of Leonardtown will hold a public hearing on Monday June 8, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. at the Town office at 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD.  The purpose of the hearing will be to receive comments on the Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2016.  Copies of the recommended budget will be available May 26 online at http://leonardtown.somd.com or at the Town Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The public is invited to attend or send written comments by 4:00 p.m. on June 8, 2015 to:

The Commissioners of Leonardtown

P.O. Box 1

Leonardtown, MD  20650

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Downtown Tunes Begins May 23 in Leonardtown

Downtown Tunes Begins May 23 in Leonardtown

The ninth season of Downtown Tunes opens in the Leonardtown Square on Saturday, May 23, 2015, starting off a summer-long concert program that features a variety of musical styles including R&B, Acoustic, Classic Rock & Blues and Country.  All performances are on the fourth Saturday of the month and all are free.  Shows begin at 6 pm and will run about three hours.

May’s concert will feature the Leonardtown Square debut of Latrice Carr.  With a background in gospel, performances at international venues, and a repertoire that spans from Etta James to Maroon 5, Ms. Carr

promises to start the 2015 season off with passion, style and soulful R&B. 

The series will continue on June 27 with former Tonight’s Alibi front woman Megan Nosek and solo guitarist Josh Airhart playing a funky rhythmic acoustic set, and on July 25 with Jennifer Cooper and Groovespan putting their creative spin on Classic Rock and Blues.  On August 22, the charming country powerhouse Sara Gray returns to the Square - this time joined by rising local soloist Robbie Boothe.  

According to series producer James LePore, Sara and Robbie had originally been slated for the June concert, but Sara was given the opportunity to open for country star Luke Bryan.  “What could I say?” quipped LePore.  “It’s a great opportunity for her, and we want to encourage local artists, not hold them back.  So we moved Sara and Robbie to August 22.”

All shows are free, and concert-goers are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Downtown restaurants will be open before and during the shows, and many of the surrounding local businesses will stay open until 6:00 p.m. to allow for browsing and buying before the concerts start.

The series is organized and hosted by the Leonardtown Business Association and sponsored in part by Quality Built Homes, Winegardner Automotive, Marrick Homes, Guy Distributing, and Big Larry’s Eatery. Rain dates will be the next day, Sunday, for all shows.

For more information about the event, please contact series producer James LePore at jrlepore@gmail.com or visit www.leonardtown.somd.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting CANCELLED

Good afternoon,

The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. has been cancelled as there are no agenda items scheduled to be heard.  The next meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County - Saturday, June 6, 2015

Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County

The 2015 Relay For Life Season Begins!

Lots of exciting changes for our event this year!  New location, new processes, changes in event activities, you name it...it's new, it's exciting and it's going to be fun!
Saturday, June 06, 2015

6:00 PM – 2:00 AM

St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
42455 Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown, MD

Watch relayforlife.org and Facebook for updates and information. You will want to register your team early so you don't miss any important information. 

To register or donate online, visit relayforlife.org 

About Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. 

And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

YES! The Car Show is happening TODAY 4/26/15!

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Spring Fling XXX Classic Car Show on the Leonardtown Square
See classic, antique cars and street rods displayed on the Leonardtown Square this Sunday, April 26, from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM during the St. Mary’s Rod & Classic Car Club’s annual Spring Fling and Car Show Fundraiser for Hospice. This is the 30th year for the event, and the 15th year on the Leonardtown Square! Also included are family entertainment with 50’s and 60’s tunes, blessing of the cars, kid’s tractor pull and games, as well as the trophy presentation, a silent auction and a raffle for a Cruise to Bermuda! A $2.00 donation is requested to benefit Hospice of St. Mary’s. For registration information or schedule, call 301-994-9666 or go online stmarysrodandclassic.com (Rain date: May 3)
Please note that the Town Square is closed from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. for the event. A map of road closures can be found at  www.leonardtown.somd.com.