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Fieldside Neighborhood Under Development in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES—The St. Charles Companies recently announced the start of infrastructure work on Fieldside, the newest neighborhood in Charles County's St. Charles community. Ryan Homes will be the exclusive builder within Fieldside, offering single-family homes and townhomes at prices starting from the low 200’s.

Located off Piney Church Road and St. Linus Drive, the new 500-home community is within easy reach of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Stadium and adjacent to the newest Charles County high school; the state-of-the-art, St. Charles High School, now under construction. Amenities will include a community center with extensive common areas, walking paths and playgrounds.

“Fieldside combines all of the best of St. Charles in a smaller, walkable neighborhood with the top notch amenities,” said St. Charles Companies CEO, Alan Shearer. “Homes in Fieldside will be aggressively priced to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers looking for a convenient suburban location with a fully developed infrastructure, mature shade trees throughout and natural features and amenities designed to enhance a sense of community.”

With site work underway, Ryan Homes expects to begin home construction in January with new residents moving in by spring of 2012.

Three Local Women Teaming Up To Introduce New Handbag Line

Some of the new handbags available from Waldorf-based Sassi Momma.
Some of the new handbags available from Waldorf-based Sassi Momma.

WALDORF—Are you fumbling around in your handbag for your cell phone or pens? Are you searching for your car keys in your handbag in the dark? Well, those were some reasons Nicole Hawkins, CEO, ShaShawnna Wrenn, COO, and Alease Curry-Williams, CFO, created the company known as Sassi Momma.

Nicole Hawkins said, “I became tired of feeling tension and stress when having to always search my purse for my keys or my wallet, so we decided to create a bag that could help keep women organized and also help moms with not having to carry two bags, a diaper bag and a handbag, after the birth of their babies. We decided to create a unique handbag that could accommodate both moms and women in general.”

In addition, Sassi Momma’s D’imorga Handbags were created to alleviate handbag organizational difficulties for all women and to reduce the stress of digging into your purse for items that are needed like your ringing cell phone or your crying baby’s pacifier.

Because of its design, the bags are multifunctional and can be utilized as a diaper bag, an ordinary handbag, a laptop bag, or an overnight bag; whatever your preference may be. Since the bags have the option of being used as diaper bags, the partners of Sassi Momma wanted to also improve the dreadful appearance of current diaper bags by creating an elegant, one-of-a-kind handbag that can accommodate all your needed items in one place, whether they are baby products or everyday women items.

The entire interior of this bag is made of waterproof nylon, so wiping up spills or liquid is a breeze. There are two amazingly large zippered compartments on the inside with a combination of 12 unique interior compartments. There have been handbags in the past that have claimed to be multifunctional, but Sassi Momma has created one that can truly transform to work for all of the different needs that women have. There have never been so many remarkable organizational possibilities from a handbag before! Being able to reach inside and know precisely where things are located is nearly priceless.

In addition to the D’imorga Collection, there is also the genuine leather MiniMe! Oversized Clutch bags that are identical in design and color to the D'imorga Handbags. They were designed for women that wish to carry small personal items in a smaller, yet fashionable bag, but are also large enough to accommodate a standard sized laptop inside.

If you would like more information about their collections, visit

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