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The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting re-appointed Theodore L. Harwood of St. Mary’s County as the board’s chair, and appointed Jay W. Webster of Calvert County as vice chair, effective July 1 through June 30, 2020.

Given Southern Maryland’s love of “all things crab,” there are now a couple of colorful crustaceans highlighting the Duke Street side of Shepherd’s Old Field Market in Leonardtown.

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If you ask “What’s the highest achievement in Boy Scouts?” most people will tell you: the rank of Eagle Scout. But if you ask, “What’s the highest achievement in Girl Scouts?” most people either cannot tell you or do not even know Girl Scouts has a higher award.

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science doctoral candidate Chelsea Wegner was awarded a prestigious $25,000 graduate student research award from the North Pacific Research Board, according to a release from the center. One of only six awarded nationally, the award will allow …

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Don Cusic of Nashville, Tenn., who also lived in St. Mary’s County previously, wrote and recently published the book “Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline.”

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The St. Mary’s chapter of the NAACP is holding its second Friday in the Park event on Aug. 30 in John G. Lancaster Park off Willows Road in Lexington Park, giving Southern Marylanders a chance to build community through connection.

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While the fallout continues from groups supporting or decrying a storytime earlier this summer at one of the St. Mary’s County Library branches that featured drag queens, another longtime annual tradition in the same vein is going on as planned this Saturday, featuring men dressed as women p…

I ate many a crazy thing when pregnant, but I never thought my taste buds would be permanently altered.

I like to live on the edge. You know: drinking hot coffee around climbing toddlers and such.

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Cameron Sol Gronseth was born to Alicia Gronseth and James Gronseth of Hollywood at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown at 4:19 p.m. on May 2, 2019. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are James and Donna Lang, Dennis and Bette Gronseth, and Judith …