Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child to col­lect shoe­boxes

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Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child, a project of Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse, will de­liver shoe­boxes filled with school sup­plies, hy­giene items, notes of en­cour­age­ment and toys to chil­dren over­seas liv­ing in ex­treme poverty or af­fected by war, dis­ease and nat­u­ral dis­as­ter. Res­i­dents may fill shoe­boxes and drop them off at any one of the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions dur­ing the week of Nov. 14-21: Hugh­esville Bap­tist Church, 8505 Old Leonard­town Road, Hugh­esville MD 20637, 301-274-3672; La Plata First Bap­tist Church, 9070 Hawthorne Road, La Plata MD 20646, 301-934-9040; Wal­dorf First Bap­tist Church, 10045 Bunker Hill Road, Wal­dorf MD 20603, 301-645-6966; In­dian Head Bap­tist Church, 27 Raymond Ave., In­dian Head MD 20640, 301-743-3707. Call the churches for spe­cific hours of op­er­a­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate in Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child or to find drop-off lo­ca­tions in St. Mary’s, Calvert and Prince Ge­orge’s Coun­ties, go to samar­i­tanspurse.org/occ. By go­ing on­line to give the sug­gested do­na­tion of $7 per shoebox gift, par­tic­i­pants can fol­low their box to dis­cover where in the world it will be de­liv­ered.

Gov­ern­ment an­nounces Nov. hol­i­day sched­ule

The Charles County Com­mis­sion­ers wish to re­mind res­i­dents of changes to nor­mal op­er­at­ing sched­ules for the month of Novem­ber. All of­fices, fa­cil­i­ties, and ser­vices not listed will be op­er­at­ing their nor­mal hours.

Tues­day, Nov. 8 (Elec­tion Day): All Charles County Gov­ern­ment of­fices and the Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter in Hugh­esville are closed.

The Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, se­nior cen­ters, and all school-based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed.

All in­door pools will be open 1 p.m. — 9 p.m. for open swim (Lackey, Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter, and North­Point).

Charles County Health Depart­ment is closed.

Charles County Public Li­brary (All branches) is closed. Fri­day, Nov. 11 (Vet­er­ans’ Day):

All Charles County Govern-

NEWS OF NOTE

ment of­fices and the Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter in Hugh­esville are closed.

The Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, se­nior cen­ters, Port To­bacco Recre­ation Cen­ter, and all school-based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed.

All in­door pools will be open 1 p.m. — 9 p.m. for open swim (Lackey, Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter, and North Point).

VanGO Brandy­wine Con­nec­tor will not op­er­ate.

VanGO last de­par­tures from the Wal­dorf trans­fer point will be at 5:30 p.m. on the 301 Con­nec­tor, Busi­ness A, Busi­ness B, and Char­lotte Hall routes. Last de­par­tures from the Wal­dorf trans­fer point will be at 6 p.m. on the Berry Road, In­dian Head, Pine­field, St. Charles A, St. Charles B, and St. Charles C routes. Last de­par­tures from the La Plata trans­fer point will be at 5:30 p.m. on the 301 Con­nec­tor, Bryans Road, and Nan­je­moy routes. Last de­par­tures from the La Plata trans­fer point for New­burg will be at 4:30 p.m., and for La Plata will be at 6 p.m.

Charles County Health Depart­ment is closed.

Charles County Public Li­brary (all branches) is closed. Thurs­day, Nov. 24 (Thanks­giv­ing Day: All Charles County Gov­ern­ment of­fices and the Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter in Hugh­esville are closed.

The Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, se­nior cen­ters, Port To­bacco Recre­ation Cen­ter, Elite Gymnastics, in­door pools, and all school-based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed.

VanGO ser­vices will not be op­er­at­ing.

The Charles County Land­fill and Re­cy­cling Cen­ter on Billings­ley Road in Wal­dorf, and the Pis­gah Re­cy­cling Cen­ter on Route 425 in Pis­gah are closed.

Curb­side re­cy­cling will be de­layed one day, Thurs­day pick­ups will take place on Fri­day and Fri­day pick­ups on Satur­day.

The Crain Memo­rial Wel­come Cen­ter is closed.

Charles County Skate Park is closed.

Charles County Health Depart­ment is closed.

Charles County Public Li­brary (all branches) is closed. Fri­day, Nov. 25 (Day af­ter Thanks­giv­ing): All Charles County Gov­ern­ment of­fices and the Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter in Hugh­esville are closed.

The Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, se­nior cen­ters, Port To­bacco Recre­ation Cen­ter, and all school-based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed.

All in­door pools will be open 1-8 p.m. for open swim (Lackey, Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter, and North Point).

Curb­side re­cy­cling will be de­layed one day. Thurs­day pick­ups will take place on Fri­day and Fri­day pick­ups on Satur­day.

Charles County Health Depart­ment is closed.

Charles County Public Li­brary (all branches) is closed.

For ques­tions about County Gov­ern­ment hol­i­day clo­sures, con­tact the Public In­for­ma­tion Of­fice at 301-885-2779 or Press- Room@CharlesCoun­tyMD. gov. Ci­ti­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mar yland Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

CSM be­gins na­tion­wide search for fifth pres­i­dent

The Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Board of Trustees has launched a na­tional search for the in­sti­tu­tion’s fifth Pres­i­dent due to the pend­ing re­tire­ment of Pres­i­dent Bradley M. Got­tfried. The board is seek­ing an ex­pe­ri­enced ed­u­ca­tional leader and ad­min­is­tra­tor with a track record of be­ing vi­sion­ary, in­no­va­tive, col­lab­o­ra­tive and in­spi­ra­tional.

CSM’s Board of Trustees has ap­pointed a search com­mit­tee, chaired by trustee Michael L. Mid­dle­ton and com­prised of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the board, the CSM Foun­da­tion, fac­ulty, alumni and the La Plata, Leonard­town and Prince Fred­er­ick cam­puses. Ad­di­tion­ally, fo­cus groups with each of the col­lege’s County Ad­vi­sory Coun­cils in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties and in­for­ma­tion ses­sions with col­lege em­ploy­ees have been held to pre­pare the pres­i­den­tial pro­file and pre­ferred qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

This in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at the col­lege’s pres­i­den­tial search web site, www.csmd. edu/pres­i­den­tialsearch and ap­pli­ca­tions will be ac­cepted for the po­si­tion un­til Dec. 15.

Re­port­ing di­rectly to a nine-mem­ber board of trustees who are ap­pointed by the Gover­nor to four-year terms, the pres­i­dent is the col­lege’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and serves as the sec­re­tary-trea­surer for the col­lege’s ac­tive foun­da­tion.

The board seeks a per­son who will con­tinue to en­er­get­i­cally pur­sue align­ment with its mis­sion, vi­sion and val­ues to fos­ter fis­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity, en­cour­age di­ver­sity and in­spire stu­dent suc­cess and com­ple­tion. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will pos­sess out­stand­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills nec­es­sary to pre­serve and en­hance part­ner­ships with in­dus­try, com­mu­nity and other ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions while over­see­ing and in­spir­ing the col­lege’s em­ploy­ees.

For the pres­i­den­tial pro­file, qual­i­fi­ca­tions re­quested and de­tails on the search process, visit www.csmd.edu/pres­i­den­tialsearch.

Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter an­nounces Novem­ber pro­mo­tions

The Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter an­nounces the fol­low­ing Novem­ber monthly pro­mo­tions and re­minders:

Adopt a Se­nior An­i­mal Month (Tues­day, Nov. 1- Wed­nes­day, Nov.

30) — Any an­i­mal 6 years old or older will be avail­able for adop­tion at a re­duced fee. Se­nior dogs are re­duced to $85 and se­nior cats to $5. Se­nior an­i­mals are of­ten the most dif­fi­cult group of home­less pets to place, but they make great pets and there are many ben­e­fits to adopt­ing one. Se­nior pet’s per­son­al­i­ties are de­vel­oped so you can tell if they are a good fit and they tend to be al­ready house­bro­ken. Come adopt an older, gen­tler soul to­day.

Pet Hol­i­day Safety — Thanks­giv­ing is a sea­son for friends, fam­ily, and hol­i­day feasts, but also a time for pos­si­ble dis­tress for your pets. Keep your an­i­mal safe and make sure they do not con­sume an un­cooked turkey, poi­sonous flo­ral ar­range­ment, or unat­tended al­co­holic bev­er­age. For more pet safety tips, go to www.Ready.gov.

Giv­ing Pets as Gifts — Giv­ing an an­i­mal as a gift may seem like a good idea, but pets are a huge re­spon­si­bil­ity and long-term com­mit­ment. A suc­cess­ful adop­tion re­quires time and thought. In­stead of giv­ing a loved one a pet, con­sider giv­ing a gift cer­tifi­cate to use at the shel­ter. The Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter has gift cer­tifi­cates avail­able through­out the year. Pair the gift cer­tifi­cate with a gift bas­ket of pet-re­lated items. Giv­ing a cer­tifi­cate gives the adopter the op­por­tu­nity to meet a few an­i­mals be­fore mak­ing the right match for their fam­ily.

The Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter is lo­cated at 6707 An­i­mal Shel­ter Road in Hugh­esville. Shel­ter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adop­tion hours are Mon­day-Fri­day, noon to 5 p.m. and Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view an­i­mals avail­able for adop­tion, go to www. CharlesCoun­tyMD.gov/es/ an­i­mal shel­ter/ tri- county-an­i­mal-shel­ter or­www.petfinder. com/shel­ters/MD112.html.

Bene­dict Bridge to be closed for 30-minute pe­ri­ods un­til Thurs­day night

Overnights this week, the Mary­land Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion (SHA) will tem­po­rar­ily close the Route 231 (Prince Fred­er­ick Road/Hal­low­ing Point Road) “Bene­dict Bridge” over the Patux­ent River for con­struc­tion work. Crews will in­ter­mit­tently close the bridge to ve­hi­cles, stop­ping traf­fic on both the Calvert and Charles County sides for 30-minute pe­ri­ods be­tween 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day nights, Nov. 2 and 3.

The clo­sures are nec­es­sary for SHA’s con­trac­tor to drive piles un­der the swing span, which re­quires the struc­ture to be in the open po­si­tion. All work is weather per­mit­ting. SHA ad­vises trav­el­ers to plan ahead to avoid cross­ing overnight or to al­low ex­tra time for the in­ter­mit­tent clo­sures.

The piles are part of the new fender sys­tem that will pro­tect the bridge sup­ports from marine traf­fic col­li­sions. Con­struc­tion of the new steel and tim­ber fender sys­tem be­gan late April. The new sys­tem, which in­cludes heavy wooden tim­bers, is pre­pared off-site and in­stalled from barges.

SHA is adding nav­i­ga­tional lights un­der the bridge to en­hance vis­i­bil­ity for marine traf­fic’s safe pas­sage. SHA awarded the $3.5 mil­lion project to Cor­man Marine Con­struc­tion, Inc. of An­napo­lis Junc­tion.

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