Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

Girl Scout Troop 3702 is happy to present the 1st Annual Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off on February 19th at 2:00 pm in the Great Mills High School Cafeteria! 
The event will feature a dessert competition where up to 10 local chefs will develop a unique dessert using a Girl Scout Cookie as an ingredient. Prizes in the form of volunteer hours to the chef’s favorite charity will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and People’s Choice. This event will also showcase how Girl Scouts works to empower girls to better the community.

The cost is $10 per person and all proceeds go to support Girl Scouts and the S.H.A.R.E (Share Her Annual Real Expenses) Program. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.  Girl Scout Troop 3702 is a part of Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital.  For tickets or information on being a part of this event, please contact Girl Scout Troop 3702 at troop3702@gmail.com.

Girl Scout cookie season is in full gear. Cookie booths open February 18 through March 27. For more information or to locate a Girl Scout Cookie booth in your area visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lexington Park Business and Community Association Unveils Community Logo and Naval Aviation Centennial Celebration Banner

The Lexington Park Business and Community Association has unveiled a new logo representing the community's proud and historic relationship to the United States Navy. The logo will be used to brand the Lexington Park community as the region's center of excellence for high-technology enterprises.

Lexington Park logo
 Images within the logo portray a shadowed outline of the U.S.S. Lexington, the WWII aircraft carrier for which the Park is named, and a soaring jet representing continued advancement in naval aviation, woven onto the backdrop of the community's name -- Lexington Park, the gateway community to NAS Patuxent River, the country's premier Acquisition, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation installation for the United States Navy.

 In celebration of this year's Centennial of Naval Aviation, the Association also unveiled a banner featuring the new Lexington Park logo and the logo of NAS Patuxent River. "This is fantastic," exclaimed Capt. Stephen Schmeiser, Commanding Officer, NAS Patuxent River. "The Business Association has taken the lead to create community-wide exposure for this year's Centennial of Naval Aviation," he said.

The logo and banner were designed by Jeff Hobrath, Chief USN (Ret.), CEO and founder of Jeff Hobrath Art Studio (JeffHobarth.com). Mr. Hobrath offered his assistance to the Business Association free-of-charge to support the group's initiative. True to this love of the United States Navy, Jeff summarized his thoughts about the project by saying, "I am so honored to be the artist for this project. Thanks for allowing me to contribute."


"This is what St. Mary's County is all about," stated Bob Schaller, Director, St. Mary's County Department of Economic and Community Development. "The Lexington Park Business and Community Association has created a perfect way to recognize NAS Patuxent River's accomplishments during this year's Centennial Anniversary. My hat's off to them."

The Business and Community Association meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Bay District Fire Department Social Hall located on South Shangri-La Drive. Individuals who are committed to the revitalization of Lexington Park are encouraged to attend.

Corporate sponsorships are needed to support the cost of producing the anniversary banners. The banners will be located throughout the community and are intended to be visible to the 22,000 members of the Pax River Team as they commute to work and to the many visitors to the military installation. Over 100,000 Lexington Park visitors will see the banners during the Air Expo in September. For anniversary banner and collateral material sponsorship information, contact Robin Finnacom at the Community Development Corporation at 301-863-7700.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chanteys and Chowder at HSMC

Calico Jack will perform songs of the
 Chesapeake at St. Mary’s City

on February 4.
On February 4, Jane Meneely and Paul DiBlassi will perform together as Calico Jack in the State House at St. Mary’s City. From pirates to Point Lookout, the music of Calico Jack ranges from the raucous ruminations of ne’er-do-well sea captains to more thoughtful ballads about the people who make a living working the water.

Singer-songwriter Meneely has produced three albums of Bay-inspired tunes since 2001. She will be joined on stage by her real-life partner, singer and guitarist Paul DiBlasi. He adds his repertoire of classic work songs to Meneely’s portfolio of originals--along with a flair for harmony.

“We’re trying to preserve the traditions and stories of the watermen and their communities. So many people have moved to the Chesapeake region from faraway places,” says Maneely, “and they have no idea what a skipjack is. They don’t know any Bay history. They haven’t heard the stories told around the liar’s bench in an Eastern Shore country store.” Meneely tries to capture the essence of those moments in her songs, whether she’s retelling ghost stories or describing a workday aboard an oyster dredger, “‘freezin’ our butts off on Chesapeake Bay.” Sometimes saucy, sometimes serious Calico Jack offers audiences a glimpse of a rapidly disappearing way of life and invites them to join in on the chorus.

Doors to the State House will open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30. Clam chowder, vegetarian chili, barbeque sandwiches, cole slaw, cookies, wine, and beer will be on sale. Plan to come early, and give yourself time to enjoy the company of friends, down-home fare, and the unique State House ambiance before the show begins. Admission to the concert is $15. Purchase tickets in advance by contacting the HSMC Visitor Center (240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@stmaryscity.org) or at the door, subject to availability.  For more information, visit http://www.stmaryscity.org/.