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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for BLK Lit Candle Bar

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for BLK Lit Candle Bar

February 12, 2024 In a bustling corner of the city, nestled among vibrant shops and cafes, lies a haven for those seeking solace and inspiration. Blk & Lit Candle Bar, a woman and minority-owned business, stands out as a beacon of light in the community, offering a unique blend of self-care and creativity. Founded on […]

Embracing Local Flavors at the 2023 Bounty of the County, Take II: Farm & River to Table

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The quaint riverside town of Charles County, MD, once again played host to a celebration of community, culinary expertise, and the abundance of local harvests at the highly anticipated 2023 Bounty of the County, Take II. Nestled along the serene banks of the Potomac River, this event brought together the region’s most talented chefs, farmers, […]

Charles County Charter Board Proposes Transition to Charter Form of Government

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August 28, 2023 – Charles County District 4, hosted a town hall led by Commissioner Ralph Paterson on a Charter form of government for Charles County. A significant move that could reshape the future of local governance, the Charles County Charter Board has announced plans to draft a Charter that will potentially change the current […]

Charles County May Be the Wealthiest, but Homelessness is Still Here

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Sandy Washington meticulously oversees the day-to-day operations of the largest nonprofit in southern Maryland as the chief executive officer of Lifestyles of Southern Maryland, helping people who are experiencing homelessness to discover a better quality of life.  “Homelessness is the state they’re in – it’s not who they are. If we start realizing these are […]

Black Women Are Choosing a Better Life over “Making a Living” Postpandemic

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“I had to completely stop working in September 2021. It felt like it was a cloud of grief over me, for that entire time, no matter what I did. The situations around me were fine, but I just couldn’t snap out of it,” said Kathryn Guzman-Russell, Development Operations Coordinator of the College of Southern Maryland. For […]