It’s ‘Walktober' in North Beach

What better place to get moving for "Walktober" than North Beach. Walking is the perfect activity for people of all ages and the boardwalk of North Beach is the perfect place to walk.

While Gov. Larry Hogan (R) recently proclaimed October as "Waltober" to highlight the benefits of walking, North Beach residents and visitors are invited to get moving on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8 a.m. at the town boardwalk. Come alone, bring a friend or a group.

CAASA and partners present ‘medication take-back day’

Prevent unused and expired prescription medications from being misused by turning them in at a no-questions-asked event sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse Inc. in partnership with local law enforcement and the Calvert County Department of Parks and Recreation. Residents are urged to properly dispose of unused prescriptions Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prescription medications may be dropped off at the following locations: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, 30 Church Street, Maryland State Police, Barrack U, 210 Main Street and Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, all in Prince Frederick; Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach and Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby.

In addition, free Deterra RX disposal packets and resource information will be available at the three community center sites, while supplies last. For information about this event, call the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse Inc. at 410-535-3733 or go to www.calvertcountymd.gov/CAASA.

Preservation program seeks applicants

The Calvert County Commissioners and the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board announce the application period for the county’s Purchase and Retirement Fund program has been reopened through Oct. 29. Through the program, Transferable Development Rights are purchased, retired and permanently removed from the market to protect farmland from development. The commissioners recently approved a new purchase price of $4,500 per TDR, which will replace the $4,000 price previously approved in May 2020. The county will offer to buy development rights from willing sellers until funding is exhausted. Only current owners of Agricultural Preservation Districts may apply. There is no cap on how many TDRs can be sold by an owner.

Applications are available on the county website at www.CalvertCountymd.gov/2565/Purchase-and-Retirement-Option-PAR. Completed applications may be submitted by U.S. mail to the Department of Planning & Zoning, Attention: Environmental Planning Regulator Ronald Marney at 205 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, or by email to Ronald.Marney@calvertcountymd.gov. For more information call 410-535-1600, ext. 2336.

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