Calvert retires from NHL after 11 seasons

Forward played 566 regular-season games with Blue Jackets, Avalanche. Matt Calvert retired from the NHL on Thursday after 11 seasons. The 31-year-old forward had three assists in 18 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season and did not play after March 23 because of an undisclosed injury. Calvert scored 203...
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Calvert County, MDSo Md News.com

Speakers worry about critical race theory in Calvert schools

There was a line of citizens standing outside Calvert public schools’ central office July 15 prior to the local school board’s monthly meeting. Most of the attendees were there to weigh in on the growing controversy surrounding a reported implementation of critical race theory into the system’s curriculum. By definition,...
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Books & LiteratureDiscover Mag

City of Legend: Digging up the True Story of Troy

It has bickering and meddling gods, a pouty demigod and a doomed hero, love and heartbreak, triumph and defeat. It’s no wonder The Iliad has influenced western literature for thousands of years. The word ‘Iliad’ comes from ‘Ilion,’ an ancient name for Troy, and the story takes place in the...
Calvert County, MDSo Md News.com

Calvert public schools reopening strategy updated

Despite the looming COVID-19 variant and a significant number of unvaccinated individuals — including younger children — Calvert County’s public school administrators and teachers are preparing for a highly anticipated return to classes next month. During the board of education’s July meeting, administrators presented of overview of the return strategy.
Annapolis, MDBay Weekly

Scooping up Summer

Fun picks for frozen delights in Chesapeake Country. It’s been a hard year. And now we are thick in the heat of summer. It’s time for all of us to chill out and treat ourselves to a little sweet goodness. Or a massive scoop of goodness. With sprinkles. And a cherry on top. After all, National Ice Cream Day is July 18. It’s time to celebrate!
Oakland, MDWVNews

COVID-19 case count rises slowly

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Health Department reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the past week, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 2,056 on Wednesday. No coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the county in the past week, keeping the total at 64. The seven-day test positivity rate for Garrett County...