The rhythms of music from around the world echoed through the hall the the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints in White Plains on Dec.14, as over 50 children sang joyfully for their family and friends as part of Charles County’s new children’s choir, Children’s Voices of Southern Maryland.

Five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers recently achieved national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), according to a school system news release. National Board Certified Teachers complete a rigorous assessment process to be eligible …

On Dec. 8, 50 students made up of St. Mary's Ryken (SMR) High School choral students and SMR Youth Honors Chorus members (fourth to eighth graders from local public and private schools) traveled to the White House to sing to guests in the East Room, according to a news release from the school.

The Arc Southern Maryland awarded members of the community for their support of the organization, which provides support and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities, during its annual awards banquet, held Dec. 7.

Southern Maryland once again wrapped the College of Southern Maryland Foundation in overwhelming generosity when 270 donors gave more than $136,000 toward CSM student success during the Nov. 27 social media event, #GivingTuesday, according to a CSM press release.

Dumping out-of-date textbooks in a landfill didn’t sit right with Brian Richard, warehouse foreman with Charles County Public Schools. So, the day representatives of the Book Project through the World Bank Family Network reached out to CCPS nine years ago was a good one. “We have not dealt w…

North Point High School sophomore Alyssa Gerhart was one of two students nationwide to receive the Military Children Act of Valor Award given by the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, La Plata, has joined with Wreaths Across America to honor veterans by placing wreaths on the graves of veterans. The project began in 1992 and has grown every year. The unit will sponsor wreath sales in the “3 for 2 program.” For every two wreaths spons…

More than 45 women entrepreneurs from around the region were at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) La Plata Campus Nov. 7 to network and share their business success stories during the inaugural Women’s Business Showcase presented by CSM’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The …

On Nov. 17, the Charles County Department of Health, Advocates for Victims of Domestic Violence and the Bryans Road Shopping Center presented a Health and Wellness Expo at the Bryans Road Shopping Center. The day went well with a steady stream of people seeking information, testing and free …

St. Charles High School brings “Junglebook” to the stage on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Nov. 30; 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 1; and 2 p.m., Dec. 2. Tickets: general admission, $8 and senior citizens, students, military, $5.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation in partnership with the brothers of Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., held its second annual Cancer Survivor Masquerade Ball at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center at 7 p.m.

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students recently participated in the launch of Cyber Fast Track Maryland, a new program established to help close a widening gap of job openings in the cybersecurity field, according to the news release. The free, one-day event was tailored for Maryland co…

St. Charles High School wraps up the show season with "Junglebook" on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Showtimes are 7 p.m., Nov.30; 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 1; and 2 p.m., Dec. 2. Tickets: general admission, $8 and senior citizens, students, military, $5.

For young readers in grades 4–12, the annual writing contest, Letters About Literature (LAL), encourages a love of reading and an appreciation for the power of words and ideas. Sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, this contest not only promotes reading and writing…

Fourteen classmates and a number of partners attended the annual reunion of Archbishop Neale School class of 1958 on Oct. 17 at Capt. Billy’s Crab House on Pope’s Creek in Newburg.

The 2018-19 World Artists Experience Writing Project encourages all Maryland students, grades 3-12, to join in thinking about how to break through the barriers that separate us and build stronger, more compassionate communities, according to a news release.