Kalnasy Concert Series at St. Aloysius presents......SPIRIT AND SONG
- Songs of Joy and Hope for a New Year
of a new year is indeed a time of spirit and song! The St. Aloysius
Catholic Church Music Ministry invites individuals and families of all
religious denominations to join them on Sunday, January 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM in
the Church for a New Year's Choral Festival. This concert is part of the Kalnasy Concert Series.
celebration of song includes traditional Christmas carols, liturgical hymns,
and songs of praise sung by voices from the Cross Generation Middle and
High School Choir, and Grateful Hearts Adult Choir. The
Handbell Ensemble, members of the Praise Band and vocal soloists from the
choirs will showcase their talents and help us to rejoice in the beginning of a
blessed New Year.
The Choral Festival is free, but guests are encouraged to bring canned food
items or a small cash donation which will benefit Helping Hands Food
Bank. For more information about the Concert, please call the Church
Rectory at 301-475-8064. You can also visit St. Aloysius Catholic Church
on line at http://www.saintaloysiuschurch.org/
Semifinalists of "America's Got Talent" saves
for Hospice - 2016!
California, MD September 19, 2016: The annual Bluegrass for Hospice will take
place on Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills,
Maryland. Starting at noon, this family
event will feature a full day of fun with music, raffles, silent auction, and
door prizes. “Mountain Faith” who appeared on American’s Got Talent TV program in 2015 and made it to the semifinalists will
headline the event along with Bluegrass greats, The Larry Stephenson Band from Nashville, TN along with other local
Originally scheduled were The Willis
Clan from the TLC TV Network and Nashville, Tennessee. But due to family emergencies, the family and
management decided to cancel all of their forth coming shows. However 2 great groups are lined up to
continue a family friendly show. Presented
by Jay & Michelle Armsworthy, Bluegrass for Hospice, in its 8th year, will
benefit the Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bluegrassforhospice.com.
Mountain Faith (MFB) is a family band
from Western North Carolina and play Bluegrass/Americana-Roots music. Since the year 2000, The Mountain Faith Band
has performed their unique brand of music to audiences from coast to coast at
Fairs, Festivals, Colleges, Universities, Performing Arts Centers, Corporate
Events, and Churches.
What makes them an appropriate fit for Bluegrass For
Hospice, is that their humility, kindness and love of community shines through
on stage and casual conversation.
Visiting hospitals to bring joy and entertainment to those who could use
a lift is something MFB loves to do. When their tour schedule allows, you may
find the MFB performing a prepared program to promote literacy and character
education at elementary and high schools along their route. Above all else, MFB is thankful for the
opportunities God has provided them through music.
There 2015 highlight was performing for over 3,000 military
men and women at Al Udeid AFB, Doha Qatar.
Thus far in 2016 MFB has shared the stage with legends Willie Nelson,
Charlie Daniels, and Loretta Lynn to name a few. On September 16, 2016 THE
GRAND OLE OPRY stage lit up with the debut of The Mountain Faith Band. They
have performed the National Anthem for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers,
Atlanta Braves, SF 49ers, plus halftime shows for The Atlanta Falcons and
Carolina Panthers. There latest album,
“That Which Matters” debuted #1 on Billboard Americana-Roots Charts. MFB has
celebrated multiple #1 songs over their career.
For 2016, MFB have been nominated “Emerging Artist of the
Year”, by the IBMA. Summer McMahan
(Vocalist for MFB) was the 2015 “Momentum Vocalist of the Year” presented by
IBMA. With the support of millions, MFB
advanced to the 2015 semifinals of “America’s Got Talent” and has since
accumulated over 36,000 Facebook Friends.
The Larry Stephenson
Band has roots near Southern Maryland.
From just across the Potomac in King George, VA, now making his home in
Nashville, TN is highly regarded as one of bluegrass music's finest high lead
and tenor vocalist.
Larry started playing with his Dad beginning in the mid
‘70s where he started him on the mandolin at age 5. By the age of 13, Larry had cut this first
record. He credits the rich music scene
of Virginia for much of his musical success, having seen and heard the first
generation bluegrass performers at festivals, shows, and on the radio. One of his childhood performances with his
Dad’s band was at one of the Take It Easy Ranch music festivals in Callaway, MD
that were held in the early 70’s.
After high school graduation, he worked and recorded with
Cliff Waldron and Leon Morris while soaking up the Washington, D.C. rich
musical scene, which included cutting edge bands like The Country Gentlemen and
The Seldom Scene as well as traditional bluegrass and old-time music. In 1979,
Larry began touring and recording with Bill Harrell & the Virginians where
he stayed over four years. In 1983, he joined the famed Bluegrass Cardinals
performing and recording with them for over five years. That band configuration
is often referred to as one of the "classic lineups of the Bluegrass
The award-winning Larry Stephenson Band has been
entertaining audiences for over 25 years including their numerous performances
on the Grand Ole Opry, RFD-TV and many more headlining concerts. Larry
Stephenson is a “Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer” and 5-Time SPBGMA “Male
Vocalist of the Year”. The band has
received critical acclaim for their numerous bluegrass albums over the years
and continues that success with their latest album, “Pull Your Savior In”, an
all-gospel project and winner of the 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award. Larry is joined by the talents of Kenny
Ingram, Kevin Richardson and Matt Wright.
Other Bluegrass talent will feature local favorites: Recycled Bluegrass, 15 Strings, Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek, and Bluegrass Gospel Express. There
will also be a special “Bottom County
Bluegrass” tribute to Charlie
Thompson, with this year’s event in his memory as well as longtime patron, Jay Russell. Troy
Jones will provide sound for the day’s event.
There’ll be many door prizes given away, 50/50 raffles,
silent auctions, and various vendors.
Food will be available for sale by the “3rd District Optimist Kruzin’ Kafe” and will feature
some fine Southern Maryland style cooking at affordable prices. Please bring your lawn chairs and BYOB. The event will be held inside a handicap
accessible arena style barn with outdoor bathroom facilities. The doors open at 11 am and the festivities
begin at noon.
In addition to all of the great entertainment, there will
also be a food drive requesting non-perishable food items to support the
Helping Hands Food Pantry of Southern Maryland.
Everyone is encouraged to bring, but it’s not required to enter the
event. As always, they are in much
demand for contributions.
For out of town guests, accommodations can be provided by
the “new” Holiday Inn Express
located at 45260 Abell House Lane in California, MD. Ask for the “Southern Maryland Bluegrass Festival Discount Hotel Rate” to
receive a special very low affordable rate.
Tickets for Bluegrass for Hospice-2016 can be purchased
in advance for $25.00 and will be $30.00 at the gate. Children under 12 are admitted free with a
paid adult. You can purchase tickets by
mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a check made
payable to “Hospice of St. Mary’s”
and mail to P.O. Box 741, California, MD, 20619. To order by credit card online from “Brown
Paper Tickets” go directly to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564164.
If you’d like to purchase them in person, they are available at The
Trading Post on the corner of MD Rt. 5 and Indian Bridge Rd in Great Mills, MD.
Vender applications are now being accepted for the
event. For more information, to be a
sponsor, or to reserve a vendor space, contact Jay Armsworthy at 301-737-3004
and check the website as well, www.bluegrassforhospice.com.
So Long Summer, Hello Fall!! This Saturday, August, 27 7:30 AM Sunrise Yoga at the Wharf Sunrise Yoga at the Wharf, hosted by Evolve Yoga and Wellness, is an open community yoga practice for all levels. Please bring a dry goods donation for either a food pantry or pet shelter, your mat, a bottle of water and your friends. For more information visit EvolveYogaWellness.com 6 - 9 PM Downtown Tunes with Wesley Spangler Join us for Downtown Tunes Country Night with Wesley Spangler - A FREE, all-ages concert from 6-9 PM. Bring chairs and blankets, grab dinner at a local restaurant and make a it a great Saturday night in Leonardtown Square! Presented by the Leonardtown Business Association and financed in part with a grant from the St. Mary's County Arts Council and Maryland State Arts Council, and series sponsors Quality Built Homes, Winegardner Automotive, Marrick Homes and Big Larry's Eatery. Friday, September 2 5 - 8 PM Arts & Entertainment First Friday Art Walk Live music, demos, vendors and hands on activities https://www.facebook.com/events/589477107892643/
Sunday, September 18 12:00 noon - 4:30 PM A Taste of St. Mary's sponsored by St.Mary's County Chamber of Commerce Purchase tickets to enjoy food samples complete with desserts, wine and beer https://www.facebook.com/events/1426522680707820/
Saturday, October 1 9 AM St. Vincent DePaul Society Friends of the Poor Walk https://www.facebook.com/events/840698042698016/
Friday, October 7 5 - 8 PM Pink Friday to benefit Breast Cancer patients and survivors https://www.facebook.com/events/1128267173899190/
Sunday, October 9 1 PM Antique Tractor and Truck Parade Sponsored by the Southern Maryland Antique Power Association
https://www.facebook.com/events/553408308177894/ Saturday, October 22 NEW TIME 3-5 PM Trick or Treat on the Square with face painting, crafts and a pet costume contest https://www.facebook.com/events/508944379303751/ NEW EVENT! Saturday, October 29 7 - 10 p.m. The Blues Block Party on the Square Come meet the performers of the Pax River Air Show - including the Blue Angels - for photos and autographs! Wear your best glow in the dark attire and accessories and help us light up the night! Live music, children's activities, souvenir "Pilot's Log" autograph book and more! Stay tuned for details!
Leonardtown property tax invoices were
mailed Tuesday August 9th.
Please forward to your mortgage lender if your taxes are paid out of
your escrow account. If not, please note
there is a separate remittance address for property tax payments. It is displayed at the top of each invoice as
P.O. Box 1751, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
If you have not received your property tax
invoice by Wednesday August 17th, please contact the Town office.
BEACH PARTY is TODAY! August 6 from 4 - 9 p.m.
Plan your day
Please note the parking lots for Knights of Columbus/Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Wine and Design, The Front Porch, and Bank of America are reserved for private functions and businesses.
Parking is available at the old LVFD carnival lot and the public lots on Courthouse Drive and Park Avenue. Additional parking and shuttle service are available at the College of Southern Maryland Campus.
There is no rain date for Beach Party, so we are forging ahead with plans - come join us! As in the past, we will set up, pause activities
for passing showers and then continue the event. Please be prepared with
umbrellas. If the weather appears dangerous, Organizers will stop the event as needed.
Attached are the flyer, map and schedule. Many thanks to our participating Vendors, Entertainers and Sponsors!
The 2015 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/government/CCRReport-current.pdf under
Town Government, Water Quality Reports.
The Town of Leonardtown will hold the Planning and Zoning
Commission meeting on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING on 41655 Park Avenue - Executive Inn – Rezoning Request Case
#25-16 – Recommendation to Town Council to re-zone Map 123, Parcel 423 from
Commercial Business (C-B) to Residential Multi-Family (R-MF).
Rain forecasted for tonight and most of tomorrow, with a chance - a slight chance - that the storm will taper off in time for tomorrow night's concert.
So, at this point, plans are moving forward. If the forecast says the storm will end around 3 or 4 p.m. we will have the concert. Otherwise, it will be too wet for the band to set up. A final decision will be posted by 12 noon tomorrow 6/17.
This Friday, June 10 Starting @ 4 p.m. - Summer kick off outdoor concert at Olde Town Pub -Justin Myles Experience from 4 -7 p.m., Robbie Boothe from 7 - 10 p.m. 21+ $5 cover; Under 21 free admission. Parking is available in PUBLIC lots around Town as well as lot across from the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department on Lawrence Ave.
Next Friday, June 17 Starting at 6 PM - US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Band has graciously agreed to make up the rained out May 21 concert! From 6 – 7:30 PM, the US Navy Commodores Jazz Band will be playing a FREE concert outdoors in historic Leonardtown Square. The 19-piece ensemble, complete with vocalist, will play an eclectic mix of traditional big band music, exciting jazz vocal arrangements as well as fresh new instrumental music written specifically for the Commodores of today. Lawn seating is available. Enjoy dinner at one of our local restaurants, then grab a blanket or a chair and join us on the Square - dancing encouraged! The portion of the Square around the Memorials will be closed to parking and traffic.
Saturday, June 25 Starting at 6 PM - Robbie Boothe returns to the Leonardtown Square for Downtown Tunes. Concert is FREE and open to the public. Lawn seating is available. Enjoy dinner at one of our local restaurants, then grab a blanket or a chair and join us on the Square! For event safety, the portion of the Square around the Memorials will be closed to parking and traffic.
The Leonardtown Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a
public hearing on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. at the Town Office, 41660
Courthouse Drive, regarding Tax Map 133, Parcel 423. The purpose of the hearing will be to present
for public review and receive public comment regarding the request to rezone
the parcel located at 41655 Park Ave. from Commercial Business (C-B) to Residential
Multi-Family (R-MF). Copies of the documents are available for public review at
the Leonardtown Town Office. The public is invited to attend and/or send
written comments to the Commissioners of Leonardtown, P.O. Box 1, Leonardtown,
MD 20650 to be received no later than
June 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Special
accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request.
By Authority: Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator
NOTE: If this request
receives a favorable recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission it
will then be sent to the Leonardtown Town Council for their decision. A public hearing
would then be held at the next Town Council meeting in July. See the notice below.
Commissioners of Leonardtown
Notice of Public Hearing
Rezoning Request 41655 Park Ave., Leonardtown
The Commissioners of Leonardtown will hold a public hearing
on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse
Drive, regarding Tax Map 133, Parcel 423.
The purpose of the hearing will be to present for public review and
receive public comment regarding the request to rezone the parcel located at
41655 Park Ave. from Commercial Business (C-B) to Residential Multi-Family
(R-MF). Copies of the documents are available for public review at the Leonardtown
Town Office. The public is invited to attend and/or send written comments to
the Commissioners of Leonardtown, P.O. Box 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650 to be received no later than July 11,
2016 at 4:00 p.m. Special accommodations
will be made for persons with disabilities upon request.
By Authority: Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator
From 5 - 8 p.m. take your cell phones to Yellow Door Art Studios to get the rules and list of businesses participating in our Where's Crabby? Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Grand prize is two (2) 1/2-day kayak rentals fromPatuxent Adventure Center paddle sports.
Thanks for hoping (and praying) with us, but the storm is not letting up any time soon, so we needed to cancel the concert for tonight. Efforts are being made to try to reschedule. Updates will be posted on Facebook and the Town website, and in the Beacon Newsletter and the County Times. Enjoy the rest of your day and Happy Armed Services Day to our active duty and retired military and their families!
If the weather holds, the season starts this Saturday the 21st with the US Navy Band on the Square at 6 PM. (If it rains, we will have to cancel, so keep hoping that storm moves through fast!)
Not shown on this ad are 2 concerts on Friday, June 10:
the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra & Choir Concert at the Leonardtown Wharf at 6:30 p.m.
and a Summer Kickoff outdoor concert at the Olde Town Pub with Justin Myles from 4-7 p.m. and Robbie Boothe from 7 - 10 p.m.
Can't get enough music? Keep watching our Facebook page - we might be scheduling a few more before Summer '16 is over!
Due to inclement weather, tonight's concert has been MOVED INDOORS from the Leonardtown Wharf Park to the LHS CHORUS ROOM (behind the auditorium). Concert is still set for 6 PM start time. Please come out and support these talented musicians!
The Auxiliary of the Leonardtown
Volunteer Fire Dept is having a fundraiser through Tastefully Simple! If
you are a fan of great spices and sauces, beer bread, amazing appetizers and
desserts, or Freezer Meal Kits, this is your opportunity to stock up while
supporting a great cause! Simply go to www.tastefullysimple.com/web/jreed
and start shopping! There is a link on that page for our fundraiser
- it says Auxiliary of Leonardtown Fire Dept. Simply click on that link
before you shop and your order will go toward the fundraiser. 25% of the
product total will be donated to the Auxiliary.
This is a great opportunity for you
to stock up on your favorite products, try some new ones, or get your gift
giving taken care of. Tastefully Simple makes the perfect gift because
Everybody Eats! Father's Day is coming up and we've got great grilling
sauces and spices. A Freezer Meal Kit would make a wonderful wedding gift
or baby shower gift. We have great gift items at every price point.
Orders will be shipped directly to your doorstep in 7-10 days. If
you have any questions about the fundraiser or about specific products, please
do not hesitate to contact the consultant, Jamie Reed, at email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your support on this
fundraiser for the Auxiliary of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Dept.
La Plata Police Department Warns Public of Jury Duty Scam
La Plata Police Department has receivLa Plata Police Department Warns Public of Jury Duty Scamed complaints of con-artists calling local citizens and demanding immediate payment for missing federal jury duty and if the payment/personal information is not given over the phone the caller threatens to have the victim arrested.
These con-artists frequently prey upon elderly citizens.
Please share this alert and talk with your senior family members and friends. If you have any questions please give us a call, 301-934-1500.
Below is a message from the FBI reference jury duty scams.
The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. He says you failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant is out for your arrest. You say you never received a notice. To clear it up, the caller says he’ll need some information for “verification purposes”—your birth date, social security number, maybe even a credit card number.
This is when you should hang up the phone. It’s a scam.
Jury scams have been around for years, but have seen a resurgence in recent months. Communities in more than a dozen states have issued public warnings about cold calls from people claiming to be court officials seeking personal information. As a rule, court officers never ask for confidential information over the phone; they generally correspond with prospective jurors via mail.
The scam’s bold simplicity may be what makes it so effective. Facing the unexpected threat of arrest, victims are caught off guard and may be quick to part with some information to defuse the situation.
“They get you scared first,” says a special agent in the Minneapolis field office who has heard the complaints. “They get people saying, ‘Oh my gosh! I’m not a criminal. What’s going on?’” That’s when the scammer dangles a solution-a fine, payable by credit card, that will clear up the problem.
With enough information, scammers can assume your identity and empty your bank accounts.
The St. Mary's Ryken Blaine Whorl Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m. See course map below. Registration begins and 7:00 a.m and the race is expected to be over by 10 a.m. Please use caution on Fenwick Street and the Roads around Tudor Hall and the Leonardtown Wharf Park, and expect delays between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
4/17/16 The 2016 Earth Day Celebration on the Square and at the Wharf will be held on Sunday, April 17 from 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Streets in and around the Square will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m. See road closure map below. Please use caution on the roads leading to the Wharf, and use public lots for parking.
LEONARDTOWN ELECTION AND DEADLINE FOR FILING AS A CANDIDATE
Election of Mayor and two (2) Council Members of the Town of Leonardtown will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
Notice is hereby given that an election of one (1) Mayor and two (2) Council Members of Leonardtown shall be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, and that the polls shall be open at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown, Maryland, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM, on said date, for voting.
The deadline for filing is Monday, April 18, 2016 at 4:30 PM. Candidates may file at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland.
In order to hold elective or appointive office as Mayor or as a Town Council member one must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Town for at least one (1) year, and at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Property ownership alone does not qualify for election or appointment as a Town Councilmember.
Deadline for registration to vote is Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Visit the Board of Elections office at 41650 Tudor Hall Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Monday through Friday, between the normal business hours of 8:00 am through 5:00 pm or call 301-475-7844 ext. 1610 to request an application to be mailed to you or for more detailed information go to: http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/supervisorofelections/index.asp or by calling 301-475-9791. To obtain forms or for any questions, please call 301-475-9791 or go online at Leonardtown.somd.com or email Leonardtown.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submitting a completed application for an Absentee Ballot is
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Town Office by 4:30 pm.
Deadline for Obtaining Emergency Ballot is Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
Emergency ballots are for any voter who becomes unable to go personally to the polls because of illness or infirmity or condition of employment that occurred after the deadline for submittal of application for Absentee Ballot (April 26, 2016).
To qualify to vote in a Town Election one must be registered. To register, one must be a citizen of the United States and at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have been a resident of the Town for a period of at least thirty (30) days preceding the election.