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St. Mary's Co. Gov. News Briefs

Time to Spring Ahead One Hour

The Department of Emergency Services & Technology reminds citizens to mark their calendars and set their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.

While you are setting the time on your clocks, it's also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends the batteries be replaced annually and the alarms be tested every month.

Interested in becoming a Fire and or Emergency Medical Services Member? Please contact our Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 301-475-4200 ext. 2114 or (at)

Time to Plan for Summer Fun as Summer Camp Registration Opens

Parents, wondering how you'll keep your kids occupied for the upcoming summer? Well, the Department of Recreation and Parks has an idea … 2014 summer camps!

The department offers a variety of camps. There are 17 new "Fun Camps" available for children ages 3 to 17. Fun Camps begin the week of June 16 and run for one week sessions through August 15. They will operate Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pricing for each Fun Camp varies. Camp Keepers (extended care) is available from 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for $15.00 per session per week.

Fun Camp locations include the Hollywood and Carver Recreation Centers, Elms Beach and Chancellors Run Regional Park.

Add to that Recreation and Parks is offering a special deal. Attend 9 weeks of camp and receive a $50.00 Recreation and Parks gift card!

Parents can register online beginning March 1 at: In person registration begins March 3 at the Recreation & Parks office, 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown or by mail to P.O. Box 653 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

For more information about the camps call 301-475-4200 ext. 1800 or 1801.

Commissioners Unveil 2014 - 2015 Technology Handbook

The Board of Commissioners have announced the release of the 2014 - 2015 Technology Handbook for St. Mary's County. The Handbook provides detailed profiles of the 193 technology businesses located in the county. It is a sought after business-to-business reference tool which documents the expanse of technical capabilities found within the local community.

First published in 1995, the Technology Handbook is a publication of the St. Mary's County Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Division of Business Development. The book is available in hard copy and online in a PDF format and as a searchable database at An online version of the Handbook will be continuously updated to keep pace with the dynamic and changing nature of defense and related technology businesses located in St. Mary's.

Artwork for this year's cover was designed by Angela Jackson, the winner of The Patuxent Partnership's cover contest. Ms. Jackson is a St. Mary's County resident who works as a Logistics Analyst for National Technologies Associates, Inc. located in Lexington Park. She supports the Naval Air Traffic Management Systems, or PMA-213, with development and design of web-based training. Ms. Jackson was recognized by the County Commissioners at the unveiling of the 2014 - 2015 Handbook. She received a $500 prize from The Patuxent Partnership for her winning design.

Each company listed in the 2014 - 2015 Technology Handbook will receive a copy by mail. To request a copy of the Handbook, contact Laura Boonchaisri, Economic Development Coordinator, at laura.boonchaisri (at) or call 301-475-4200, ext. 1408.

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