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Friday, January 15, 2010

South County - Southern St. Mary's County, Maryland

“South County” refers to the most southeastern portion of St. Mary’s County. South County offers maritime charm, a myriad of recreational activities and a rich history to those who live and visit here.

Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and St. Mary’s River, South County is the area located just south of NAS Patuxent River Gate 2 at Hermanville Road and includes its two main access roads, Route 235 and Route 5, which ends on the tip of the peninsula in picturesque Point Lookout State Park.

Read more at Visit South County ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Saving Southern Maryland Chesapeake Pelicans

Nice article in today's Washington Post about Maryland stepping up to save some wayward Pelicans who are more into evergreens than palm trees for hosting their christmas tree decorations.

""You see 'em shivering right now? That wind is cold," Tommy Courtney said Friday, watching remaining birds on a beach behind his seafood restaurant in Ridge, Md., where the Potomac River meets the St. Mary's River meets Smith Creek, and hard winds blow off all of them. At least 40 pelicans were near his restaurant Monday, some bleeding from frostbite on their webbed feet. It was far too late for them to head south. "

The article proceeds to describe how a group of Pelicans were captured and are being nursed back to health, ready to release when the Spring migratory patterns begin.

Courtney's Seafood and Restaurant is on Wynne Road in Ridge, MD - here's a link to some reviews of this great local Southern Maryland seafood restaurant stop.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

2010 Southern Maryland Bridal Show - Wedding Show - J.T. Daugherty Events Center

Southern Maryland Weddings and Bridal Show

Southern Maryland Wedding and Bridal Show

J.T. Daugherty Southern Maryland Event Center, Conference Center and Wedding Center announces its 2010 Southern Maryland Bridal Show - for January 17th, 11:30-3PM.

J.T. Daugherty Wedding Center in Southern Maryland is a Southern Maryland's only full service event center, conference center, wedding center and source for Southern Maryland catering - conveniently located in Lexington Park, MD across from the PAX River Naval Air Station in St. Mary's County, MD.

Strolling Fashion Show for Bridal Gowns, Tuxedos and Attendants, Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres, Cake Tastings, Door Prizes and all the Vendors you need to make your Wedding Day Dreams come true will be present!

Click Here To Register for the Southern MD Bridal Show, and You'll Be Eligible for The Romance Package Giveaway!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Merry Christmas - From Annapolis Sea Glass Studio

PAX River Online and KME Internet Internet Marketing (Maryland Internet Marketing Social Media and SEO) wish all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

We were particularly lucky this year in our gift search to find Annapolis Sea Glass Studio...they custom made us a beautiful Chesapeake Bay themed charm bracelet, with Bay sea glass in blue hues interspersed among silver charms - including a mussel, ray, sailboat and a nice blue crab!

From their site:

"Annapolis Sea Glass Studio specializes in nautical creations, highlighting authentic Chesapeake Bay sea glass jewelry & ocean remnants. Our signature sea glass/sterling silver charm bracelets, driftwood clad mirrors, and beach glass sprinkled hair ornaments delight even the most selective of retail and wholesale buyers."

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Beached Oysters - Tropical Storm Ida Remnants in Chesapeake Bay

The remnants of tropical storm Ida that hit Virginia, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region a few weeks ago (Nov. 15th, 2009), caused quite a bit of damage to shorelines, docks and floating equipment.

The picture below shows a whole bunch of floating oyster beds in Southern Maryland torn loose from their moorings, and washed onto the lee shore and rocks.

Plenty of other shore erosion, dock and pier damage, and fallen trees were also visible.

In Virginia, Gov. Timothy Kaine said recently that the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved his request for federal disaster assistance. Tropical Storm Ida's remnants primarily lashed coastal Virginia with high winds and drenching rain. Kaine says the storm caused an estimated $70 million in damage.

Homeowners and renters in the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach and the counties of James City and York are eligible to apply for low-interest loans. Businesses affected by the storm also can apply for disaster loans.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day '09 - #BAD09 - Save the Chesapeake Bay and PAX River watershed

From the Blog Action Day website, "Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. " @blogactionday #bad09 on Twitter.

This is a great idea to leverage social media-driven conversations online to promote awareness of great causes, and in particular the one targeted for this day - Climate Change.

We're very much in the path of climactic change outcomes, here in the PAX River and Potomac River confluence area of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Southern Maryland (St. Mary's County). Already forecasts for rising water levels put many areas here under water or dangerously uninhabitable, for both people and other land animals/plants. As well, the rising water levels will result in additional wash of pollutants into the Bay and its tributaries, further degrading the quality of life for natural and human populations - along with wiping our much value and many sectors of the business economy.

While the EPA is apparentaly re-mobilizing for more discrete and timely outcomes in its Save the Bay program(s) - we've a long way to go, and online social media activism can be nothing but helpful.