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Before you go schlepping off to the South of the Border to get your #FourthofJuly #fireworks, consider giving this article from #TheBayNet a once-over. It might save you $1,000 in fines and a few months or six in jail. Also included: a link to local firework shows. Happy fourth! #HaveFun #BeSmart #BeSafe

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About 150 university and community college students, as well as college and high school educators from across the county are getting the chance to be real rocket scientists this week. During Rocket Week, which kicked off on June 17 and runs through this Friday, the 23rd, at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia these students and instructors will build and fly experiments on a NASA suborbital rocket. Learn more about the program here:

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Looking for a unique gift for Father's Day? How about watching a rocket launch?
The launch of the NASA Terrier Improved Malemute is now scheduled for Sunday, June 18, with a window from 9:05 to 9:20 p.m. Weather is not conducive for a launch attempt June 16 or 17.

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Here's a story you may not know about the Civil War and a last ditch effort by the Confederate army to win the war in it's closing chapters. The story takes place in our own back yard: in Point Lookout, MD. It's a pretty neat story, give it a read:

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It's that time of year again: boating season! Before you head out on the waters surrounding our Southern Maryland communities, take a look at this post we shared last year about the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI) and the consequences of getting pulled over for drinking and boating. Feel free to re-share and spread the word. Be smart; be safe; and have a great summer out there on the water! http://buff.ly/2tit9tu
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School's out for the summer! If you're wondering what to do with the kiddos this summer, we've compiled a list of ideas for summer activities and camps. Whatever you decided to do, we hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable summer!

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Dolphins, turtles, and whales! Oh my! 😏 As the weather turns warmer, it won't just be humans visiting the warmer waters off our #Maryland shores. As many as 23 species of marine animals- from bottlenose dolphins to humpback whales- have been documented in our waters over the last century or so. While they can be pretty neat to see, it's important to understand that some of these animals could be lost or confused, which can increase their risk of becoming stranded. Read on to get some great tips on what you should do if you come across a stranded marine animal:

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Memorial Day is often referred to as the unofficial beginning of summer. And with summer comes a lot more outdoor activities like boating, fishing, or time spent in your own backyard enjoying the weather and company. But, with all this increase in outdoor activity comes an increase in outdoor fire risks. Last week, the Office of the State Fire Marshal provided a few common-sense tips that will help Marylanders enjoy a safe grilling season. Check them out over at The BayNet: http://buff.ly/2qPuM03

Enjoy your summer! Be safe!

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The 6th Annual "Catch of the Day" Southern Maryland Hiring Event will be held Tuesday, June 20th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons Island. Prospective employees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with over 65 different recruiters looking to fill positions in the Southern Maryland area. Visit the website for more details:

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As of Oct. 1, motorists who intentionally blow visible exhaust at a person or vehicle can be fined up to $500. The practice, otherwise known as "rolling coal" is done to attack protesters, show disdain for “foreign” or hybrid vehicles, or, apparently, as a dirty prank, according to countless videos that can be found on the internet. #Maryland Governor #LarryHogan signed the bill last Thursday, May 25. Learn more over at #TheWashingtonPost:
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