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Create an Evacuation Plan For Your Pets
Brought to you by Jimmy Hayden, O'Brien Realty
An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one for their pets. Take these steps to add your pets to your evacuation plan. Read more...

LOCAL EVENT: Holiday Events for the Whole Family
Tis the season for community fun!
Concerts, breakfasts with Santa, dinners, worship events, craft fairs, and much much more! Don't miss Annmarie Garden in Lights for a truly spectacular Christmas light show. Flat Iron Farm features a drive through synchronized light display, then stroll the Christmas shops and treat the little ones to a pony ride.

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Holidays at the Museums

Enjoy family fun at the unique history museums of St. Mary's County.

"Reading Lights the Way" – Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park Holiday Exhibit
Daily, November 26, 2018 – January 6, 2019 (12PM – 4PM)
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Enjoy a themed holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper's quarters featuring special displays about reading. Learn More: CLICK HERE.

Wanna Be a Snowbird?
Brought to you by Beltway Truck and Tire
Check out tried and true snowbird routes and get away from the winters of the North. Includes campground recommendations and places you should eat (or should avoid). All routes are, of course, RV friendly and designed to avoid hazards. Click to read more...

LOCAL EVENT: Volunteers Needed for Mike's Food Fund
December 17 - 21, 2018
Zion United Methodist Church, Lexington Park

Volunteers are needed by Mike's Food Fund to help package and deliver holiday turkey dinners (a frozen turkey, bag of potatoes and canned veggies) to local families in need. We have over 2500 families in need this year, so any and all help is appreciated. We need volunteers to deliver dinners to addresses all over the county, and help to package up and load the dinners for the drivers. We also need people to call those local to Lexington Park to pick their dinners up. Please come to Zion Methodist Church, 21291 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653 (Between Gates 2 and 3 of NAS Pax River). Doors open at 4:00 PM and help is needed until 6:00 each night or when the turkeys run out. Great opportunity for families and those students needing volunteer hours. More information on their Facebook Page

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Follow Vrai and Monello's Excellent Adventure!
This week, Vrai and Monello are in Corpus Christi, TX!
Resolve to travel more! Nobody ever regretted time spent exploring this beautiful country and creating wonderful memories. For tips and inspiration, follow Vrai and Monello's Excellent Adventure on Southern Maryland Online. As full-time travelers, they give detailed information on the places they've visited, the local delicacies they've eaten, and the best bars to catch the sunset. Whether you're traveling on the cheap or blowing the kids' inheritance, they can give you great tips for out-of-the-box lodging and what it's really like to zipline in the Smokey Mountains or drive through the Badlands.

Crime Solvers Cases in St. Mary's
St. Mary's County Crime Solvers is asking for your help with the listed cases. If you have a tip on a crime that has occurred in St. Mary's County, contact Crime Solvers. The Crime Solvers Hot Line is available 24 hours a day at 301-475-3333. You can also text "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).

If You're Relocating To Southern Maryland... are probably overwhelmed with the all the things that need to be done. Let us give you a hand! We can help you find a home, find a job, find a new place of worship, turn on your utilities, and so much more. If you have a question about the area, you can ask in our forums for expert advice from local residents.
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Wedding and Engagement Announcements
Our wedding announcements section has been updated to include better photos and a more streamlined interface. Please post your wedding or engagement announcement and share your happy news! Friends and family can also leave a message of congratulations. Click to view the announcements or add your own!

Leave Your Condolences in the Obituaries
By popular demand, each obituary listing now includes a comment feature for condolences and memories of the deceased to help memorialize those who've left us and console their loved ones.
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