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Historic Preservation Awards event postponed until Feb. 22
Due to the recent snow, and the potential for more snow Saturday morning, the Charles County Historic Preservation Commission is postponing the Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Feb. 15. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Port Tobacco Courthouse on Chapel Point Road in Port Tobacco. A reception at the recently acquired Stagg Hall will follow the awards ceremony.
The winners of the Charles County Preservation Award for 2014 will be announced at that time. The Historic Preservation Award is presented annually to an eligible individual, business, organization or project that deserves recognition for outstanding achievements in historic preservation. Awards are presented in two categories, preservation projects and preservation service.
Julie M. Schablitsky, chief archaeologist at the Maryland State Highway Administration and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, will be the guest speaker for the event. She will share her work in recent years near the historic Village of Benedict.
Those who sent an RSVP for the event and are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, contact Beth Groth at 301-645-0684 or GrothB@CharlesCountyMD.gov.
Charles County operating status updates for Feb. 14
Charles County government will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 with the liberal leave policy in effect for all non-essential employees. Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled.
All VanGO service will be on a two-hour delayed start today, Feb. 14. MTA commuter bus service is on a two-hour delayed start and only trips marked with an “S” will operate. For more information, call the VanGO inclement weather hotline: 301-934-9305 ext. 5179).
The following facilities and/or services are closed or canceled today:
• Meals on Wheels program
• Lackey and North Point pools
• Senior centers
• Community centers
• Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center (Morning programs canceled; a decision will be made by noon concerning afternoon activities.)
• Port Tobacco Community Center (Morning programs canceled; a decision will be made by noon concerning afternoon activities.)
• Circuit Court for Charles County
• District Court of Maryland for Charles County
• Charles County Public Schools (Code Red for staff)
The following facilities and/or services are opening late or on a modified schedule:
• VanGO Transit Service (Starting two hours late)
• Tri-County Animal Shelter (Opening at 10 a.m.)
• Crain Memorial Welcome Center (Opening at 10 a.m.)
• Charles County Department of Health (Opening at 10 a.m.)
• Capital Clubhouse (Opening at 10 a.m.)
The following facilities and/or services are open or operating on normal schedule today:
• Charles County Landfill and Recycling Center
• Pisgah Recycling Center
• County Public Library, all branches (Staff report to work at 10:45 a.m.)
Charles curbside recycling services to resume Feb. 14
Curbside recycling collection will resume operations today, Friday, Feb. 14. Thursday B week collection will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Friday B collection will take place Saturday, Feb. 15 beginning at 7 a.m.
Information on the curbside recycling program can be found online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov, or by calling 301-932-5656 or 301-870-5481.
St. Mary’s services operating
All St. Mary’s County public schools are closed on Feb. 14, but county government offices opened at their normal time.
All Recreation and parks programs operating in the public schools are canceled. All other recreation and parks programs and recreation centers will open at noon. This includes the Leonard Hall, Margaret Brent, Carver and Hollywood recreation centers as well as Chancellor’s Run, the Great Mills Swimming Pool and the gymnastics center
St. Andrew’s Landfill and six trash convenience centers opened at 10 a.m. STS bus service will operate on time.
All Senior Activity Centers opened at their regular time. Meals (both served at the centers and home delivered) will be available as usual.
All three St. Mary’s County Library branches opened on time.
Circuit court will open at 10:30 a.m. for employees and court sessions will begin at 11 a.m. District court will open at 10:30 a.m. Court sessions will begin at the same time.
North Beach Town Council meeting rescheduled
The North Beach Town Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 13, has been changed to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Town Hall, due to weather conditions.
CSM to close Friday
All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland will be closed Feb. 14.
MetCom meeting postponed
St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission regular meeting, scheduled for 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. and will be held in the main conference room of the commission’s administrative office.
Calvert school budget hearing rescheduled
The budget hearing for Calvert County Public Schools scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Calvert High School has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Calvert High.
The concert planned for Feb. 13 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland with musician-in-residence Brian Ganz and piano faculty member Beverly Babcock has been postponed. The concert has been divided into two separate and upcoming events, both to be held in the college’s Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, at noon, Ganz will play a solo recital of works by Frédéric Chopin, including rarely heard mazurkas and variations, popular waltzes, the Ballade No. 4 and the Scherzo No. 4. Then on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m., Babcock and Ganz will perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor. Ganz will also discuss the work, which Chopin completed at age 20.
St. Mary’s liquor board rescheduled
The Alcohol Beverage Board meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, has been rescheduled to next Thursday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. inside the commissioners meeting room in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown.
Calvert redistricting hearing snow date planned
A public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Huntingtown High School, will instead be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Huntingtown High.
Schools that may be affected include Beach, Calvert, Huntingtown, Mt. Harmony, Plum Point, Sunderland and Windy Hill elementary schools. The Geographic Attendance Area Study can be found at www.calvertnet.k12.md.us, under Current News. Public comments can be provided at the hearing, as well as by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.