Christopher C. Alvarez was received recently the seventh annual John Grimes Memorial Award for his dedication and unselfish service to the Waldorf Lions Club. “The award was established in memory of our outstanding Lion John Grimes for all his dedication to Lionism and making our community a…

Arthur R. Payton of Waldorf has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions International Foundation in recognition of his commitment to serving the world community.

The Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of The Links Inc. awarded nine scholarships to support continued learning experiences to high school seniors in Southern Maryland — three in each of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Zeta Omega Chapter, adopted the Francis and Gladys Simmons Park in partnership with the Town of Indian Head to help maintain and beautify the public space.

The Port Tobacco Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution conducted a grave marking ceremony honoring a past regent, Elizabeth “Liz” Raymond, on June 6. The present regent, Ann Chess, led members and guests in the ceremony. Raymond’s son, Michael, and granddaughter, Lindsey, were …

The Port Tobacco Chapter of The Daughter’s of the American Revolution welcomed new members at a recent meeting and hosted Father Thomas Clifford of St. Ignatius Parish, Port Tobacco, as the guest speaker.

The ability to see clearly is an important tool for children as they learn. It becomes especially important as they near school age and when they begin school. A young child may have a vision problem that is not apparent either to them or to their parents. This can lead to learning problems …

The Lady Jane Sewall Chapter of the Colonial Dames 17th Century recently marked the grave of one of its founding members, Vivian Edelen, of Bryantown. Along with members of the chapter, Edelen’s son, Ned Edelen, was present.

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The Charles County Chapter of the American Antique Arts Association donated $2,000 this year to local efforts. Half was donated to the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park and $1,000 was donated to the restoration of Rich Hill in Bel Alton. The association is a non-profit organization de…

‘Ellersie,’ the historic home of Denise and Kevin Grote, was the setting for the investiture of the recently elected officers of the La Plata Garden Club. ‘Ellersie’ was the childhood home of Sir Thomas Jennifer, a Maryland signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Recently retired Charles County Parks Director Tom Roland was honored with the 2016 Charles County Heritage Award presented by the Conservancy for Charles County during its recent fall dinner at the Jaycees center in Waldorf. The conservancy cited Roland for preserving open space and expandi…