Md. Health Con­nec­tion to of­fer en­roll­ment help this week­end

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Mary­land Health Con­nec­tion will host “Ex­tol & En­roll,” a health cov­er­age en­roll­ment ini­tia­tive, on Satur­day, Jan. 21, and Sun­day, Jan. 22, at faith or­ga­ni­za­tions through­out the state to help Mar ylan­ders get cov­ered be­fore the 2017 open en­roll­ment pe­riod con­cludes at the end of the month.

Lo­ca­tions will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 21, at Mid­dle­ham and St. Peters Epis­co­pal Par­ish, 10210 H.G. True­man Road in Lusby and 1-5 p.m. Sun­day, Jan. 22, St. John Vian­ney Catholic Church, 105 Vian­ney Lane in Prince Fred­er­ick.

Mary­land Health Con­nec­tion, con­sumer as­sis­tance or­ga­ni­za­tions and faith or­ga­ni­za­tions have part­nered to pro­vide free en­roll­ment as­sis­tance at 12 places of wor­ship across the state. Con­sum- er as­sis­ters will be on­site to an­swer ques­tions and en­roll Mary­lan­ders in health cov­er­age through the state’s health in­surance mar­ket­place.

Open en­roll­ment for 2017 cov­er­age ends Jan. 31. Med­i­caid en­roll­ment is year-round.

Mary­land Health Con- nec­tion is the only place Mary­lan­ders can get fi­nan­cial help to cover the cost of health in­surance. Last year, nine out of 10 Mary­lan­ders re­ceived fi­nan­cial help to lower the cost of their plan.

Go to Mary­landHealthCon­nec­ FaithWeek­end for more in­for­ma­tion or to en­roll.

Board mem­bers sought for tri-county com­mit­tee

South­ern Mary­land Tri-County Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Com­mit­tee Inc. is re­cruit­ing mem­bers for its vol­un­teer board of di­rec­tors with back­grounds in fi­nance or bank­ing, health care, hous­ing, ed­u­ca­tion, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and com­mu­nity ad­vo­cacy. The non­profit’s mis­sion is to pro­vide ser­vices to el­i­gi­ble cit­i­zens that al­le­vi­ate the causes and con­di­tions of poverty, pro­mote up­ward mo­bil­ity and en­rich the qual­ity of life.

Pri­vate busi­nesses, or­ga­ni­za­tions or in­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in be­ing con­sid­ered for mem­ber­ship should sub­mit a let­ter of in­ter­est and re­sume by Satur­day, Feb. 18, to: Board Se­lec­tion and Cre­den­tial Com­mit­tee, SMTCCAC Inc., P.O. Box 280, Hugh­esville, MD 20637.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Michael Young at 301-274-4474, ext. 219, or email my­

Nom­i­na­tions open for the 2017 His­toric Preser­va­tion Awards

The Charles County His­toric Preser­va­tion Com­mis­sion is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for its an­nual award pro­gram for out- stand­ing achieve­ments in his­toric preser­va­tion that oc­curred dur­ing the 2016 cal­en­dar year. The His­toric Preser­va­tion Award is pre­sented an­nu­ally to an el­i­gi­ble in­di­vid­ual, busi­ness, or­ga­ni­za­tion or project de­serv­ing recog­ni­tion for out­stand­ing achieve­ments in his­toric preser­va­tion.

Awards are pre­sented in two cat­e­gories: Preser­va­tion Projects and Preser­va­tion Ser­vice. The Preser­va­tion Project award rec­og­nizes ex­cel­lence in the preser­va­tion and restora­tion of his­toric build­ings, and adap­tive re­use of his­toric struc­tures. The Preser­va­tion Ser vice award rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing achieve­ment in and sup­port for fur­ther­ing the aims of his­toric preser­va­tion in Charles County, in­clud­ing: ed­u­ca­tion, re­search, de­vel­op­ment, plan­ning, ad­vo­cacy and com­mu­nity lead­er­ship.

The Charles County Com­mis­sion­ers es­tab­lished the His­toric Preser­va­tion Com­mis­sion in 2009. The com­mis­sion rec­om­mends prop­er­ties for lo­cal his­toric land­mark des­ig­na­tion, re­views ex­te­rior changes to lo­cally des­ig­nated land­marks and sup­ports doc­u­men­ta­tion of his­toric re­sources through­out the county.

The nom­i­na­tion form may be found on­line at www.CharlesCoun­ The nom­i­na­tion dead­line is Fri­day, Feb. 24. The His­toric Preser­va­tion Com­mis­sion will host a re­cep­tion and awards cer­e­mony in May, to an­nounce the win­ners.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Beth Groth at 301-645-0684 or GrothB@CharlesCoun­ Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

School sys­tem seeks teacher of the year nom­i­na­tions

Charles County Pub­lic Schools (CCPS) is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for the school sys­tem’s Mary­land 2017-18 Teacher of the Year can­di­date. The nom­i­nated teacher must be a class­room, re­source or me­dia teacher who spends the ma­jor­ity of his or her time teach­ing and has a min­i­mum of five years teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The se­lected can­di­date will also be named the 2017 Charles County Teacher of the Year.

There can only be one nominee per school. Nom­i­na­tions are due by Fri­day, Feb. 24, to Ra­mona DiBenedetto in the CCPS of­fice of hu­man re­sources. Ap­pli­ca­tion in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the school sys­tem web­site at http://www. oftheyear.php.

Ap­pli­ca­tions should in­clude the can­di­date’s ed­u­ca­tional and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment his­tory; pro­fes­sional bi­og­ra­phy; ex­am­ples of com­mu­nity in­volve­ment; a state­ment on the can­di­date’s phi­los­o­phy/style of teach­ing; three letters of sup­port from a prin­ci­pal, ad­min­is­tra­tor, col­league, stu­dent or for­mer stu­dent, par­ent or com­mu­nity leader; and state­ments on ed­u­ca­tion is­sues and trends, as well as the teach­ing pro­fes­sion. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion and re­quire­ments, go to

The 2017 Charles County Teacher of the Year will have op­por­tu­ni­ties to speak to stu­dents and staff dur­ing events such as new teacher ori­en­ta­tion, and will also at­tend the state Teacher of the Year cer­e­mony and gala.

There is a two-tiered process for the se­lec­tion of the can­di­date for the Mary­land Teacher of Year. The first step is at the county level where ap­pli­ca­tions are re­ceived, semi­fi­nal­ists are se­lected and in­ter­viewed by a panel of school sys­tem staff, and one can­di­date is se­lected to rep­re­sent Charles County as its Teacher of the Year. Each Mary­land county and Bal­ti­more City for­wards one rec­om­men­da­tion to the Mary­land State De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion, which se­lects the Mary­land Teacher of the Year.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact DiBenedetto at 301-934-7242 or

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