Louvenia Banks missed the phone call telling her she was the grand prize winner in the annual American Cancer Society raffle, simply because she was on the phone helping others.

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The Prime Time Children’s and Youth Activity Center in Owings performed its holiday program, “Celebrating Holiday Memories of the Past,” on Dec. 7 at Bethel Way of the Cross Church in Huntingtown.

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Southern Maryland musicians looking to record some of their music could do a lot worse than heading to Mark’s Place, a small nondescript house tucked off Route 231. The home — which is identified only by a small sign and a faded blue guitar nailed to the mailbox — has offered Southern Maryla…

The State Ring Jousting Tournament was held Oct. 6 at the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds with the best riders in Maryland, and when it was all over a local jouster was crowned the top competitor in the state.

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C. Brian Duke and Jacqueline Grebmeier of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons were each recently recognized for their accomplishments.

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A group of Calvert County students are hoping to develop local stories on Calvert Library’s upcoming “Water/Ways” exposition.

Cadets from the Huntingtown and Northern High School Navy Junior Rotary Officer Training Corps units competed in the Bonefrog Navy SEAL obstacle course race at Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville in late October, and in the process helped a fellow military comrade overcome his own o…

Cold air and colder water will be on tap when the Calvert High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps hosts its first annual Polar Plunge to raise funds for its upcoming trip to France.

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For those frustrated by the thought of, or seeing the futility in, how your home’s outdoor lights were hung, see how it should be done during the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center’s annual Annmarie Garden In Lights festival, which runs 6 to 9 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1.

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Fittingly, guests of the College of Southern Maryland’s Annual Veterans Brunch on Nov. 12 arrived by passing under a 20-by-30-foot American flag draped between the extended ladders of two local firetrucks.

Calvert Marine Museum Curator of Paleontology Dr. Stephen J. Godfrey assisted on a multi-authored volume, “The Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, USA,” which was recently published in the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

The Calvert Marine Museum recently announced the addition of Mark Wilkins, new curator of Maritime History. Wilkins is an historian, published author of maritime and aviation history, lecturer, boat builder, and ship model maker, whose models are featured in maritime museums up and down the …

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Calvert Marine Museum held its eighth annual Special Needs Night, exclusively for individuals with special needs and their families or caregivers, Nov. 9.

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Calvert High School was a hive of computerized activity when it hosted its second annual Girls Who Code Night Out on Nov. 8.