STRT 1 UP Road Show com­ing to In­dian Head

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Lo­cal en­trepreneur­ship ad­vo­cates and Startup Mary­land are bring­ing the STRT1UP Road Show to Charles County. The event will take place 7:30-10 a.m. on Fri­day, Sept. 16, at the In­dian Head Vil­lage Green, 100 Wal­ter Thomas Road, In­dian Head. This year marks the fifth an­nual state-wide STRT1UP Road Show tour.

The pro­gram is an op­por­tu­nity for tech­nol­ogy busi­nesses, start-ups, and any­one in­ter­ested in in­no­va­tion to pitch ideas, net­work and learn about the Town of In­dian Head, the Naval Sup­port Fa­cil­ity In­dian Head and Charles County or­ga­ni­za­tions that sup­port busi­ness growth and de­vel­op­ment. STRT1UP will show­case the work cur­rently go­ing on in In­dian Head and co­or­di­nated ef­forts to grow busi­ness near the Naval Sup­port Fa­cil­ity In­dian Head.

Dur­ing the event, en­trepreneurs are in­vited to climb on the Startup Mary­land bus and pitch their idea/busi­ness in a mo­bile video stu­dio. Videos are up­loaded to YouTube and then open to pub­lic view­ing/vot­ing, al­low­ing the en­trepreneurs, spon­sors, in­vestors and tour hosts to ac­ti­vate so­cial net­works for even broader aware­ness and cel­e­bra­tion. En­trepreneurs are pro­vided coach­ing, guid­ance, and sup­port from busi­ness men­tors and other lead­ers from academia, in­cu­ba­tors/ac­cel­er­a­tors, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agen­cies, and ser­vice providers as well as ac­tive an­gel in­vestors.

This year’s STRT1UP Road Show stop in Charles County is a col­lab­o­ra­tion of the county’s en­tre­pre­neur­ial ecosys­tem part­ners, in­clud­ing: En­er­get­ics Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter and TechFire, Charles County De­part­ment of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment, Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land’s En­tre­pre­neur and In­no­va­tion In­sti­tute, Charles County Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Mil­i­tary Al­liance Coun­cil, Naval Sur­face War­fare Cen­ter In­dian Head Ex­plo­sive Ord­nance Dis­posal Tech­nol­ogy Di­vi­sion, Town of In­dian, Mary­land Tech­nol­ogy De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter South­ern Re­gion, and the South­ern Mary­land In­no­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy ini­tia­tive.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the event and to reg­is­ter to pitch a busi­ness idea, con­tact Kim Mozingo at 301-645-6637, ext. 711, or kmozingo@ etcmd.com or go to star­tupmd.org/startup-mary­land-an­nounces-2016-strt1up-road-show/.

Pre­lim­i­nary 2017 state leg­isla­tive pub­lic hear­ing to be held next week

The Charles County Com­mis­sion­ers will hold a pub­lic hear­ing on Tues­day, Sept. 13, to ac­cept oral and writ­ten com­ments on the leg­isla­tive pro­pos­als to re­vise or amend ex­ist­ing state law. The hear­ing will be held at 6 p.m. in the Com­mis­sion­ers’ Meet­ing Room at the Charles County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata.

Thir­teen pro­pos­als have been sub­mit­ted to date and will be avail­able for view­ing at www. board­docs.com/md/ chrlsco/Board.nsf/ Pub­lic. The au­thor of each pro­posal is asked to at­tend the pub­lic hear­ing to present a brief syn­op­sis of the ini­tia­tive and to an­swer any ques­tions that may arise from those in at­ten­dance. Work ses­sions will be sched­uled fol­low­ing the pub­lic hear­ing to re­view the leg­isla­tive pro­pos­als and de­ter­mine which ones will be in­cluded in the County Com­mis­sion­ers’ 2017 Gen­eral Assem­bly Leg­isla­tive Pack­age and for­warded to the Charles County Del­e­ga­tion for their con­sid­er­a­tion.

The fol­low­ing is a list of the pro­pos­als: • Ex­pand law to cre­ate tiered sys­tem for veteran ben­e­fits. • Reg­u­late an­i­mal breed­ers and man­date spay and neuter of South­ern Mary­land animals. • Im­ple­ment Mary­land House Joint Res­o­lu­tion 8 from the 2016 Gen­eral Assem­bly ses­sion to amend the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion to af­firm the right to vote, re­serve in­alien­able po­lit­i­cal rights, and reg­u­late con­tri­bu­tions and ex­pen­di­tures aimed to in­flu­ence elec­tions. • Amend law to re­quire scrap yards to re­port cell tower bat­ter­ies. • Ex­pand law to pro­hibit man­u­fac­ture, sale, and use of BB and air pel­let guns that look like au­then­tic firearms. • Ex­pand law to re­quire funding for all law en­force­ment to par­tic­i­pate in De-es­ca­la­tion Train­ing. • Ex­pand law to re­quire funding for af­ford­able af­ter-school pro­grams at com­mu­nity cen­ters. • Amend law to re­quire li­censee or des­ig­nated su­per­vi­sor is cer­ti­fied by al­co­hol aware­ness pro­gram and present on premises at all times. • Amend law to re­move $750 fine cap for first of­fend­ers sell­ing al­co­hol to un­der­age in­di­vid­u­als. • Ex­pand the law to in­clude fore­clos­ing lenders in the def­i­ni­tion of owner. • Amend law to au­tho­rize col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing for full-time pub­lic safety of­fi­cers. • Amend law to levy a de­vel­op­ment tax on new res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment. • Au­tho­rize the county to of­fer ad­di­tional busi­ness tax cred­its For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lisa Bai­ley, Of­fice of the County At­tor­ney at 301-645-0555 or Bai­leyL@ CharlesCounty.org. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

Holly Av­enue to close for con­struc­tion

The Charles County De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works an­nounced that Holly Av­enue will be closed to all through traffic start­ing on or about Mon­day, Sept. 26. Holly Av­enue will re­open on or about Mon­day, Oct. 10.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this road clo­sure, con­tact Art Swann, cap­i­tal ser­vices di­vi­sion pro­gram man­ager with the Charles County De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works, at 301-885-1314.

Signs will be posted iden­ti­fy­ing the clo­sure and de­tour routes.

Con­struc­tion in­volves storm wa­ter pipe re­place­ment be­tween 8011 Holly Ave. and 8012 Holly Ave. The road clo­sure may be post­poned due to ex­tended in­clement weather or other con­di­tions that may cause con­struc­tion de­lays.

Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

Tourism Fall GUIDE now avail­abe

The De­part­ment of Re­cre­ation, Parks and Tourism Fall edi­tion of The GUIDE is now avail­able on­line at www. CharlesCoun­tyParks. com. On­line reg­is­tra­tion for most pro­grams is avail­able. The GUIDE con­tains in­for­ma­tion on park lo­ca­tions, com­mu­nity events, sports leagues, af­ter school pro­grams, aquatic pro­grams, trips and more.

For more in­for­ma­tion on other events and op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered by the De­part­ment of Re­cre­ation, Parks, and Tourism, go to www. charle­scoun­tymd.gov/ rpt/re­cre­ation-parks-tourism or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. De­part­ment of Re­cre­ation, Parks, and Tourism can also be found on

Face­book at www.face­book.com/CharlesCoun­tyPark­sRe­cre­ation.

Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

Nan­je­moy Her­itage Day to be held next month

On Satur­day, Oct. 8, the 16th an­nual Nan­je­moy Her­itage Day will be held at the Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 4375 Port To­bacco Road, from noon un­til 3 p.m.

The De­part­ment of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Ag­ing Di­vi­sion is re­quest­ing old fam­ily photos and Nan­je­moy ar­ti­facts to show­case. Those who have a piece of Nan­je­moy her­itage to share, or would like to be part of the parade with a clas­sic ve­hi­cle or an­tique farm equip­ment, con­tact the Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter co­or­di­na­tor at 301246-9612.

The fes­tiv­i­ties will be­gin with a parade fol­lowed by live mu­sic, crafts for the kids, face paint­ing, area artists, lo­cal her­itage dis­plays, clas­sic cars, games, and more. Re­fresh­ments and sou­venir T-shirts will be avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-246-9612. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD at 800-7352258.

Health de­part­ment to host re­cov­ery cel­e­bra­tion

The Charles County De­part­ment of Health Sub­stance Use Ser vices in­vites res­i­dents to the an­nual Re­cov­ery Cel­e­bra­tion 5K and 1 mile walk on Satur­day, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon at the In­dian Head Rail Trail off route 301 and Theodore Green Boule­vard in White Plains.

There are more than 20 mil­lion peo­ple in re­cover y from sub­stance use dis­or­ders. Half of all adults over the age 18 know some­one in re­cov­ery from an ad­dic­tion to al­co­hol, il­licit drugs or pre­scrip­tion drugs. The event will honor loved ones we have lost to this dis­ease. Come out and en­joy free raf­fles, food, mu­sic, games, give­aways and in­for­ma­tion about re­cov­ery and other com­mu­nity re­sources.

Ven­dor fair will take place at the Charles County Health De­part­ment, 4545 Crain High­way, White Plains.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Maria Me­d­ina at 301-609-6661. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mar yland Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800735-2258.

New VanGO bus track­ing app avail­able

The Trans­porta­tion Di­vi­sion is pleased to an­nounce the new VanGO app, Dou­bleMap, is now avail­able to the pub­lic. Res­i­dents can now view the lo­ca­tion of VanGO buses along routes and the es­ti­mated time the next bus will be at a cho­sen stop. Dou­bleMap is avail­able on smart­phones, as well as on the com­puter. To ac­cess on­line, go to http://vango. dou­blemap.com, se­lect routes, and se­lect a stop to view es­ti­mated time of ar­rival.

To ac­cess the app on a smart­phone, search “Dou­bleMap Bus Tracker” in the app store, and down­load the free app. Once down­loaded, se­lect a sys­tem from the Charles County list. View “An­nounce­ments” for mes­sages re­lated to de­lays and clo­sures.

Call the trans­porta­tion di­vi­sion at 301-934-9305 for more in­for­ma­tion. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

Neibauer to host free Den­tistry Day next month

Peo­ple in the Wal­dorf com­mu­nity, and sur­round­ing ar­eas, will have the op­por­tu­nity to re­ceive free den­tal ser­vices at 301-8704553 on Satur­day, Oct. 1.

Dur­ing Free Den­tistry Day, a choice of one free filling, clean­ing or ex­trac­tion will be pro­vided per pa­tient on Satur­day, Oct. 1, be­tween 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 117 St. Pa­tricks Drive in Wal­dorf. Pa­tients will be ac­cepted on a first­come, first-served ba­sis. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-870-4553, or go to www. FreeDen­tistryDay.org.

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