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After all the planning, cooking and hosting is over from Thanksgiving, the remnants of your dinner don’t have to go to waste. Put those turkey leftovers to good use with a cheesy turkey crescent ring perfect for feeding a group of friends, a spiked hot chocolate recipe festive enough for the…

  • By TAMARA WARD tward@somdnews.com

Area quilters donate quilts to foster kids in Southern Maryland.

  • By SARA NEWMAN snewman@somdnews.com

Saturday’s weather forecast predicts cold temperatures and a chance of showers, but Sandy Washington, executive director of LifeStyles of Maryland Inc., maintains to anyone who is curious that the Walk to End Homelessness in Charles County will happen rain or shine, blistery cold temperature…

First, there is a steady beat coming from a single drum. Boom — boom, boom, boom. Other drummers gradually join in, each on differently sized and toned drums, as they match the beat created by the leader.

  • By SARA NEWMAN snewman@somdnews.com

As a former journalist and freelance writer, Yvonne Medley said she felt another calling to reach out and help others find their literary voice.

  • By SARA NEWMAN snewman@somdnews.com

Summer Owens, 19, of Newburg knew her son Evan would have Down syndrome before he was born. At 18 months old, Evan has missed most of the developmental milestones many babies his age have already reached. But with the help of professionals, the smiling tot is making headway towards the progr…

Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living, or SMCIL, is a non-residential, community-based human service agency committed to assisting people living with disabilities and supporting them to lead self-directed and productive lives within the community. The nonprofit was established in 2…

  • By SARA NEWMAN snewman@somdnews.com

William B. Wade Elementary School is abuzz with children even after the bell rings at the end of the day. A myriad of after-school programs keeps the sounds of students, teachers and volunteers ringing throughout the hallways. Among the many groupings throughout the school is a club dedicate…

  • By SARA NEWMAN snewman@somdnews.com

Adoptions aren’t just important for people and animals. Charles County Public Libraries hopes the community will “adopt” books so that a number of popular titles will be added to its collection and made available for years to come.

The fall semester is the beginning of a first-year experience for thousands of freshmen arriving on College of Southern Maryland’s campuses, and those new students are sharing the experience with CSM’s new president, Maureen Murphy, who began as the fifth president of the college this summer.

  • By SARA NEWMAN snewman@somdnews.com

The Charles County Fair remains a haven for county history and tradition, in addition to its carnival rides and indulgent deep fried delights. Part of that tradition is a clown duo that have been entertaining families locally and internationally for decades.