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While the new school year officially started Sept. 4, a handful of Westlake High School students headed back to school early for an AVID boot camp. First-year Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students attended the program to get a leg up on their studies, according to a news release.

Ten young women are competing to become the 83rd Queen Nicotina of the Charles County Fair. They are Georgia Bowling, 17, of La Plata High School, sponsored by the Charles County Farm Bureau; Kelsey Floberg, 17, of La Plata High, sponsored by the Rotary Club of La Plata; Taylor Good, 17, of …

The Maryland State Arts Council is looking for work from plein air festivals throughout the state as well as photography and other mixed media work for an upcoming fall exhibition. Two-dimensional work of any media, representational or abstract, that is framed and ready to hang and no larger…

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has received a $105,804 grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to provide scholarships to 15 students pursuing the college’s Energy Systems Technology (EST) associate degree program. CSM was one of six community colleges in the nation a…

The Charles Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors received the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts Special Achievement award at its annual awards banquet and educational endowment auction held July 30 during its annual conference in Cambridge. The district board was…

Local students make spring dean’s list at Salisbury University

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People

On Oct. 25, Wilma Cecilia Fox and Francis “Mickey” Koscheka will celebrate 60 years of marriage. The high school sweethearts married in 1958 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, and made their first home in Las Vegas, Nevada. They currently reside in Waldorf, in their home of 52 years.

The community turned out in force for the College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s 27th annual Golf Classic in August at the Swan Point Yacht and Country Club. More than 150 golfers played in the annual event that raised more than $76,000 for CSM student scholarships and CSM Athletics progr…

Zion Wesley to host youth evening

On Saturday, Aug. 4, AVSI Team “Handsome Dad” partnered with the Town of Indian Head and the Charles County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Alliance Council (MAC) for the second annual “Crabby About Alzheimer’s” community crab feast to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Union Bethel AME hosting fall revival

Anthony and Lenore Colaciello of Waldorf are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria Katherine, to Frank Robert Mrozowski Jr., son of Frank Sr. and Mary Ellen Mrozowski of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.