Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring 2009 So. Maryland - This is Living Magazine Online

The Spring 2009 edition is now online and hardcopies will be on news stands by April 1.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Southern Maryland BOINC

More info coming about BOINC soon....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Video Tutorials

We've just introduced two new video tutorials.

The first demonstrates how to embed a YouTube or Hulu video into a Forum post.

The second demonstrates some of the features of the new online reader for the County Times newspaper.

We hope you find them helpful.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

somd.NET E-Mail Account Signups Enabled

Signups for free somd.NET E-Mail have been re-enabled effective today.  Signups were disabled a few weeks ago due to a problem with abuse by Spammers.  Visit freemail.somd.com to signup.  Please note that this service is provided by a third-party, who is also responsible for technical support.

We also offer the superior somd.US and somd.BIZ email service based on Google GMAIL.  To prevent spammers and scammers from using this service, we require a real name and some other basic information to confirm your status as a resident of southern Maryland. Visit somd.com/somd.us/ for more information.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Walden-Sierra Documentary

The program, produced by St. Mary's County Government, features Walden/Sierra staff explaining the agency's crisis services, counseling and substance abuse treatment programs. The agency's 24-hour crisis hotline, 301-863-6661, is funded by St. Mary's County Government, and is staffed by professional counselors. The number of calls to the hotline continues to increase. Walden/Sierra, Inc., is dedicated to providing help and hope to courageous individuals healing from trauma and addiction. More information on this agency can be found at www.waldensierra.org.

The video is a job well done by Amy Carter of the County government.  Amy wrote, filmed, edited, and narrated the production.

Fox 5 News Feature Story on So. Md. Food Bank

Brenda DiCarlo, of the So. Md. Food Bank, is interviewed by the Fox 5 News team. (Photo: John Richards)

In case you missed it, Fox 5 TV News ran a feature story on the Southern Maryland Food Bank in Hughesville.  As we go into a depression, more and more people are looking to local food pantries and soup kitchens for food, and the Food Bank is having a tough time keeping up.  The Food Bank is the place the pantries and kitchens go for their supplies --  the Bank does not provide food directly to the people

The video is here: http://smfb.somd.com/Fox5/

The website includes the locations of all of the pantries and kitchens in So. Md., as well as info on how you can contribute either time or money.  The site is graciously maintained by John Richards of Leonardtown.

Tracking Snow Closings for First of March

Looks like we have a reasonable chance of getting some moderate snowfall (4-8" being predicted).  Snow in Southern Maryland typically means everything closes or starts early.  We'll be tracking all that information in this Forum thread:

If you have information about a schedule change for your group or organization, post it in the thread or email us at closings (at) somd.com .

Photos from the SMCM Jazz Reunion Concert on Sat., Feb. 28

More info about the show is in this article.