Re­tired K-9 of­fi­cer added to dog walk­ing ser­vice

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Lo­cal pet sit­ting and dog walk­ing ser­vice 4 Pets’ Sake Pet Sit­ting Ser­vices is re­cently an­nounced the hir­ing of Frank Yates as its new­est dog walker.

Yates brings 28 years of K-9 ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with K-9 bomb de­tec­tion dogs for the U.S. Capi­tol Po­lice.

He and his K-9 part­ner for the last 9 years, Daiko, a Bel­gian mali­nois, re­tired in Fe­bru­ary.

4 Pets’ Sake has been pro­vid­ing dog walk­ing and pet sit­ting ser­vices in South­ern Mary­land since 2003 and serves Charles, St. Mary’s and south­ern Prince Ge­orge’s coun­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion, email terri@

Real­tors help Charles County Christ­mas in April

The Young Pro­fes­sion­als Net­work Com­mit­tee of the South­ern Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors do­nated a por­tion of pro­ceeds from its last event to Christ­mas in April in Charles County on April 13.

Alvin Ste­wart, pres­i­dent of Christ­mas in April, was present to ac­cept the $1,000 check in Hughes- ville. Along with the mon­e­tary con­tri­bu­tion, the com­mit­tee, along with other SMAR real­tors and af­fil­i­ates will be vol­un­teer­ing on April 30 to help those in need with needed house re­pairs.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.christ­masi­naprilcharle­

The South­ern Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors is a trade or­ga­ni­za­tion in South­ern Mary­land.

Wal­dorf bank opens Vir­ginia branch

Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake opened a new branch in down­town Fred­er­icks­burg, Va., re­cently, ac­cord­ing to a bank press re­lease. The full-ser­vice branch is lo­cated at 425 Wil­liam Street

“It is a plea­sure work­ing in a bank that con­tin­ues to grow and de­velop while still hold­ing true to its com­mu­nity val­ues,” said Becky Hen­der­son, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and di­rec­tor of sales for Com­mu­nity Bank of the Ch­e­sa­peake, which is head­quar­tered in Wal­dorf. “We look for­ward to form­ing last­ing re­la­tion­ships and ex­pand­ing our lo­cal reach in the Fred­er­icks­burg com­mu­nity.”

The bank will host the for­mal rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony at 12 p.m. May 16.

With the pur­chase of a kids’ meal May 6-8, the Wal­dorf Roy Rogers will give moth­ers a spe­cial Roy’s shop­ping bag and a combo meal of their choice.

As a kick­off for the Mother’s Day pro­mo­tion, the restau­rant will host a card mak­ing event for chil­dren at its fam­ily night 5 p.m. to 7 p.m Thurs­day, May 5. Chil­dren age 12 and un­der can eat a free kids meal that night with the pur­chase of an adult combo meal.

For other par­tic­i­pat­ing lo­ca­tions, go to www. roy­roger­srestau­

Charles County Cham­ber of Com­merce an­nual golf tour­na­ment, Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, Is­sue. Reg­is­tra­tion 8 a.m., shot­gun start 9 a.m. Cost is $125. To reg­is­ter, go to www.charle­scoun­ty­cham­ or call 301932-6500.

Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land host­ing Ad­min­is­tra­tive Pro­fes­sion­als De­vel­op­ment Day, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day, April 27, Cen­ter for Busi­ness and In­dus­try, Chaney En­ter­prises Con­fer­ence Room, CSM La Plata Cam­pus. Cost is $125 with a group

Ch­e­sa­peake Beach Re­sort & Spa hosts spe­cial pre-Mother’s Day breakfast buf­fet, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Satur­day, May 7, 4165 Mears Ave., Ch­e­sa­peake Beach. Adults $17.99, chil­dren $11.99, un­der 4 $5.99. For reser­va­tions, call 866-312-5596.

Mully’s Brew­ery & Calvert County Cham­ber of Com­merce host the in­au­gu­ral ‘Brush & Brews’ paint party for Mother’s Day, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Satur­day, May 7, 141 Schooner Lane, Prince Fred­er­ick. Limited seat­ing, reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. $40 per per­son. Go to www. mullys­brew­ or call 443-968-9426.

Smoothie King in Prince Fred­er­ick hosts Free Smoothie Day, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues­day, May 17. One 12-ounce Caribbean Way smoothie per cus­tomer.

Wed­nes­day, May 18

Calvert County Cham­ber of Com­merce hosts Google mar­ket­ing work­shop, 9 a.m.-noon Wed­nes­day, May 18, Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Prince Fred­er­ick Cam­pus, multi-pur­pose room. Free. Reser­va­tions re­quired at www.calvertcham­ or 410-5352577.

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