Calvert News

Calvert County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced that county offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition: • The three county senior centers will close Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. There will be no delivery of Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving, but...
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First Course for Thanksgiving Highway Travel: 511

First Course for Thanksgiving Highway Travel:  511

NEW: From Grandparent to Grandchild, Maryland Law Requires Seat Belts for All Seats, All Ages Don’t let Thanksgiving traffic make you late for dinner! Whether traveling through the State to grandma’s house or around the beltway to your favorite shopping centers, 511 can help guide and keep you on course for predictable, informed Thanksgiving...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving”

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving”

Let’s say you go to a holiday party, you stay a few hours and have a few drinks. When it’s time to go, you think to yourself, “I’m fine to drive. I’ve only had a few drinks, and I barely feel buzzed.” You get in your car and drive toward home. This act places...
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NEW Program for Those Commuting to Fort Belvoir From Southern Maryland

NEW Program for Those Commuting to Fort Belvoir From Southern Maryland

NVRC Commuter Center for Real-time Ridesharing Fort Belvoir Commuter Center The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is rolling a new car/van pool program to support military personnel and contractors at Fort Belvoir who will be impacted by the I-95 Express Lanes that will open in early 2015 and fighting the construction taking place on...
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“Santa” and his Helper Armed with an “Assault Rifle” Attempted to Rob Dunkirk BP Gas Station

“Santa” and his Helper Armed with an “Assault Rifle” Attempted to Rob Dunkirk BP Gas Station

On November 19 at approximately 11:21 p.m. units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the BP Gas Station and Shop, located on Md. Route 260 just prior to Md. Route 4 in Dunkirk, for the report of an attempted robbery. Upon arrival units learned that two suspects, who appeared to male,...
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Environmentalists worried about Hogan

Environmentalists worried about Hogan

The annual awards ceremony by Maryland’s environmental community was tinged with trepidation Tuesday night as they worried about what was in store from the new Republican governor. “These are uncertain times,” said Marcia Verploegen Lewis, board chair of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, which puts on the awards dinner. “We need to protect...
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Gingerbread House Workshops at Calvert Library

Gingerbread House Workshops at Calvert Library

Candy canes, gumdrops, and more…children in Kindergarten through 8th grade will get into the holiday spirit when they decorate their very own “gingerbread” house at Calvert Library’s annual Gingerbread House Workshops being held on the following Saturdays: December 6 at the Southern and Twin Beaches Branches (Twin’s event will be held at Northeast Community...
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Firearm Deer Season to Open November 29

Firearm Deer Season to Open November 29

The two-week firearm deer season opens November 29 and runs through December 13, 2014. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest white-tailed and sika deer during this season. The bag limits for the season are: Statewide: one antlered white-tailed deer. In Region...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 11/20/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 11/20/14

During the week of November 10 through November 16 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,370 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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SMECO Offers Scholarships

SMECO Offers Scholarships

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Hoyer Releases Video to Constituents on Open Enrollment for the Maryland Health Connection

Hoyer Releases Video to Constituents on Open Enrollment for the Maryland Health Connection

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released a video message to constituents on the Maryland Health Connection online enrollment, which opened yesterday, a day earlier than anticipated, and continues through February 15, 2015. Marylanders who want to be covered on January 1 must sign up for health insurance coverage by December 18. Below is the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Daisy

Wednesday’s Pet is Daisy

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/19/14 is Daisy Featured Pet: Daisy Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium (51lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Daisy is a sweet 4-year-old female, Terrier mix. She is crate/ kennel trained. Daisy is a friendly, loveable girl that would...
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Budget Problems Even Bigger Than Expected, Hogan says; More of Transition Team Announced

Budget Problems Even Bigger Than Expected, Hogan says; More of Transition Team Announced

Confronted with projections of state deficits far into the future, incoming Gov.-Elect Larry Hogan admitted Monday “quite frankly even I am surprised at the magnitude of the problem, and the task ahead of us is vast.” Last Wednesday, the legislature’s budget analysts told lawmakers that there was already a $300 million deficit in the...
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The Sweet Treat Express

The Sweet Treat Express

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum (CBRM) will present The Sweet Treat Express, at the Northeast Community Center on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 where children have fun building train engines. The Friends of the CBRM is pleased to sponsor The Sweet Treat Express for the sixth year in a row. The Sweet Treat Express will...
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CSM’s #GivingTuesday Gearing up for Dec. 2

CSM’s #GivingTuesday Gearing up for Dec. 2

With the potential to increase its student scholarship and programs funds by $60,000, the College of Southern Maryland is looking forward to matching gifts donated to the CSM Foundation during the worldwide movement of GivingTuesday on Dec. 2. An international day of generosity following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday launches...
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Police Look for Owner(s) of Dogs in Attack on 7-Year-Old Girl in Lusby

Police Look for Owner(s) of Dogs in Attack on 7-Year-Old Girl in Lusby

On November 16, 2014 at approximately 4:35 p.m. the Calvert County Control Center received a 911 call in reference to hearing gunshots and people screaming. A second phone call was received from a man who stated that he had shot a dog that was attacking his granddaughter in the 700 block of White Sands...
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Juvenile Arrested for Causing Over $23,000 in Property Destruction to Construction Equipment

Juvenile Arrested for Causing Over $23,000 in Property Destruction to Construction Equipment

On October 20, 2014, Troopers from Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to an area in St. Leonard, for a reported destruction of property to construction equipment. Due to the cost amount of the destruction ($23,500), Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region assumed the investigation. Investigation revealed between the time periods of October...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 11/17/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 11/17/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia:  On 11/10/14 at 9:15 pm, Senior Trooper Dawson stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Rt. 4 and Plum Point Rd. in Huntingtown.  Upon contact with the driver, Amelia M. Dorwart, 23 of Hughesville, numerous flakes of...
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Safe Nights Program Opens for the Season

Safe Nights Program Opens for the Season

The Safe Nights program provides winter shelter for the homeless and will resume for the season November 16, 2014. Safe Nights protects Calvert County’s homeless from the cold by providing shelter in a clean and safe environment. Host shelters provide a warm bed and breakfast, a bag lunch and dinner. Shelter hours are 7...
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Hogan Transition Website Is Live

Hogan Transition Website Is Live

With a brand new administration and a change in political parties the administration will have many positions to fill. In addition the State of Maryland has more political appointments in state government than most any other and so there are many opportunities in many many areas of expertise, including hundreds of part time boards...
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Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) hosted a gala event in celebration of its 50th Anniversary on Thursday, October 16th. The ticketed event was held at the Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick. The gala event featured a dinner and a short program of historical retrospectives highlighting the Council’s accomplishments over the years...
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Calvert Hospice Benefits from Peebles 30 Days of Giving Campaign

Calvert Hospice Benefits from Peebles 30 Days of Giving Campaign

Stage Stores, and its local affiliate Peebles, just wrapped up its bi-annual Community Counts program titled the 30 Days of Giving Campaign. This national program supports local organizations and raised over $1.4 million for 700 community organizations across the country in 2014. Locally, Calvert Hospice was selected by Margaret Owens, Store Manager of the...
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SMECO Donates 30,000 Compact Fluorescent Lights to Southern Maryland Food Bank

SMECO Donates 30,000 Compact Fluorescent Lights to Southern Maryland Food Bank

Approximately 7,500 families served by the Southern Maryland Food Bank will receive ENERGY STAR® certified compact fluorescent lights (CFL) as part of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) participation in EmPOWER Maryland programs to help the state reduce energy consumption by 15 percent by 2015. On November 6, 2014, SMECO donated 30,000 CFLs to the...
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Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet – Wednesday’s Pet is Roxy

Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet – Wednesday’s Pet is Roxy

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/12/14 is Roxy Featured Pet: Roxy Rescue Group: Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Golden Retriever Sex: Female Size: Large Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Roxy is a 6-year female who loves everyone she meets. She is very affectionate and loves to be with people....
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MIR Has Been Sold to IRG Sports + Entertainment

MIR Has Been Sold to IRG Sports + Entertainment

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) President & CEO, Jason Rittenberry, announced today that the Company has acquired Maryland International RacewaySM (MDIR) in Budds Creek, Maryland. Last month, IRG announced a major financing agreement with TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) that funded a recapitalization of the Company and the acquisition of two additional motorsports venues, including...
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