SoMD Week in Review August 20-26, 2022

Calvert County:

CSM immediately lifts the COVID-19 vaccine requirement: The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees voted on August 19, 2022 to lift the college’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements. The Trustees made this decision based on many factors, including the The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issues new federal guidelines relaxing virus protocols and erasing the distinction between people based on vaccination status.

Maryland Office of Tourism Partners will conduct research interviews on the boardwalk: The Maryland Tourist Board (OTD) is about to embark on a new research project on Chesapeake Bay visitation and interest in traveling to the bay.

Calvert State’s Attorney warns against bail scam: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey reports that on August 18, 2022, a local resident fell victim to a terrible scam. She received a phone call from two unknown men claiming to be her grandson and his attorney stating they needed money to post bail.

Charles County:

Pomonkey High School Alumni Association Celebrates Centennial: The Pomonkey High School Alumni Association (PHSAA) honored 100 years of history at its centennial celebration Aug. 20 at the Indian Head Village Green Pavilion.

Charles Co. NewsBreak presenters named for the 2022-23 school year: Six Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students — three senior, three junior — will bring the news this year as presenters for NewsBreak, a bi-weekly show highlighting students, staff and school system events. .

Melwood participants hone their construction skills and build a more inclusive workforce through partnership with CSM: The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) partners with Melwood to tap into the untapped potential and talents of people with different abilities – creating opportunities for them to have meaningful employment and helping to create a workforce work more inclusively in the trade industry where the demand for workers is high.

St. Mary’s County:

Opening of St. Mary’s Health Department telehealth booths at two local libraries: The St. Mary’s County Health Department, St. Mary’s County Libraries and the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership are pleased to announce the opening of Telehealth Booths at Lexington Park and Charlotte Hall Libraries.

Student summer camps and how buses saved the day. Many thanks to our educators: With the reopening of schools, summer camps will soon be a distant memory. The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) had the pleasure of supporting and visiting select 2022 STEM Student Summer Camps in Southern Maryland.

Erin de la Paz Named Head Coach of Girls’ Lacrosse at St. Mary’s Ryken: St. Mary’s Ryken (SMR) announces the hiring of Erin de la Paz as Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. The La Paz coach takes charge of the team’s training with immediate effect.

State of Maryland/Regional:

New Maryland grant program designed to help small businesses stay competitive: The Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 The grant program, Governor Larry Hogan said, is a new initiative funded by $1 million in the fiscal year 2023 budget to provide grants to small and medium-sized businesses across the state to invest in new technologies.

Comptroller urges Marylanders to apply for student debt relief tax credit by September 15: Comptroller Peter Franchot urges eligible Marylanders to act quickly and apply for the Student Debt Relief Tax Credit Program for the 2022 tax year. Applications must be submitted before September 15.

Maryland Fishing Report for Friday, August 26, 2022: Summertime fun continues throughout Maryland, and it’s the perfect time for moms and dads to spend some special time fishing with the kids and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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