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Issue #58 
January 2014
Restaurant Week Celebration
Feb. 21 - March 2

Looking for a great meal at an even greater price? Head to Calvert County restaurants for the second annual Restaurant Week, Feb. 21 through March 2.  
From North Beach to Solomons, many of the county's restaurants will be offering special deals for diners that draw on original menus and eclectic tastes.
The event is coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development. Restaurant Week was created to help restaurant owners during a time of year that is typically slow - after Valentine's Day but before spring weather brings people outside. This year, more than 30 restaurants will participate in the event, some offering special menus and dishes unique to Restaurant Week.
Restaurant Week patrons can enter a drawing for prizes by completing an online feedback form or filling out feedback cards at the restaurants during their visit. Winners will be individually notified. A special section on the Calvert County tourism website at features full event details including a list of participating restaurants, menus, recipes, frequently asked questions and more. 

Winter Safety is County Priority 


Calvert County has already gotten a taste of winter weather this season, and there could be more on the way.


When the snow falls, it's important to remember to be safe on county roads. The Calvert County Division of Highway Maintenance has a crew dedicated to keeping the roads clear, no matter the time of day or night.


County goals dictate that if there is between 1 and 6 inches of snow, primary roadways will be cleared within 12 hours and residential roadways will be cleared within 24 hours of when the storm ends. With accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, the time frame expands to 24 hours for primary roadways and 36 hours for residential roadways after the storm.

Occasionally, plowing can result in damage to residents' mailboxes or newspaper tubes. However, if a plow truck strikes and damages a mailbox, the county will replace it with a standard U.S. Postal Service-approved box. If the damage is done by snow deflecting off of the plow the county is not responsible for the damages.

For more information on county road maintenance, visit online, call 410-535-0906 or email

Caring for the Community
Cold weather raises concerns in our community for citizens who do not have a warm place to sleep at night or to seek refuge from the cold during the day.
The Calvert County Department of Community Resources has a plan in place to assist people who need shelter, with the help of a number of private non-profit agencies. The county's primary homeless shelter, Project ECHO, provides 40 beds for men, women and children, but can expand its services and provide more beds in emergencies. A program called Safe Nights of Calvert County also uses volunteers and host churches to shelter the homeless population between November and April. Safe Harbor, the American Red Cross, the Department of Social Services and Catholic Charities' Parish Partners are also available to help.


Throughout the year these agencies collaborate to provide temporary shelter for homeless persons. In the event of severe weather, the county has additional provisions to open an overflow shelter.

The purpose of this planning is to ensure that county residents are safe during the coldest months of winter. For more information about the Department of Community Resources, visit the county website

Board Elects Officers for 2014 


Commissioners President Pat Nutter was re-elected as president of the Board of County Commissioners during the board's Dec. 20 regular meeting. Commissioner Steve Weems was re-elected as vice president.  

Calvert County's board officers are elected by a vote by the county commissioners each December.


The president sets the agenda for commissioner meetings, presides over the meetings and represents the board at functions.

Job Fair is Tailored for Teens

Calvert County teenagers hoping to secure a summer job are invited to the Teen Job Fair Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1-4 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach.

Teens are encouraged to come prepared for on-the-spot interviews, ready to fill out applications and dressed for success. For more information, call 410-257-2554. The event is free but preregistration is encouraged.

Employers interested in signing up for the event can call 410-257-2554 to register.

The event is hosted by Calvert County Parks and Recreation, Northern District.


In This Issue
Restaurant Week Returns to Calvert County
Winter Safety is County Priority
Board Elects Officers for 2014
Job Fair is Tailored for Teens
What's Happening in Calvert County
Weems Named Chairman of Tri-County Council Board
Offices to Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Slaughenhoupt Elected to MACo Board
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Don't get stuck inside with cabin fever this month. There is always plenty to do in Calvert County.


Check out the local events calendar.


Weems Named Chairman of
Tri-County Council Board

Commissioner Steve Weems begins his term as the chairman of the executive board of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland  this month, starting with the council's first meeting on Jan. 23. As chairman, Weems will lead the regular monthly meetings of the executive board. The board discusses regional issues that will be presented at the county's quarterly meeting.
Voting members of the executive board govern the council, set its policies, approve its annual budget and determine priorities for the three Southern Maryland counties.
Offices to Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Many county offices and facilities will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

All Calvert County government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr., Day.

The Calvert Pines, Southern Pines and North Beach senior centers will be closed Jan. 20. Meals on Wheels will be delivered to clients.

All Calvert Library locations will be closed Jan. 20.

There will be no public transportation services Jan. 20.

All Solid Waste facilities will be open and operating on normal business hours.

Flag Ponds Nature Park and Kings Landing Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary will be closed.

The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center will be open to the public.

Mount Hope and Southern community centers and the North Beach Recreational Center will be closed Jan. 20. The Northeast Community Center will be open.

For more information, visit the Calvert County website at
Slaughenhoupt Elected to MACo Board

 Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt was elected to the  Maryland Association of Counties board of directors in December. Officers and board members are elected for a one-year term  beginning at the winter conference, where the new board of directors and officers are elected and inaugurated. The board of directors is responsible for establishing the programs and policies of the organization, subject to the approval of the general membership.

Slaughenhoupt is serving his first term as a member of the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners representing the third district. 


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Pat Nutter, President
Steven R. Weems, Vice President
Gerald W. "Jerry" Clark
Susan Shaw
Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr.
Calvert County Board of County Commissioners