Calvert News

Special Weather Statement Issued February 10 at 5:28PM EST until February 11 at 7:00PM EST

Special Weather Statement Issued February 10 at 5:28PM EST until February 11 at 7:00PM EST

Event: Special Weather Statement Alert: SNOW SHOWERS MAY PRODUCE A COATING OF SNOW THIS EVENING… SNOW SHOWERS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS SOUTHERN MARYLAND AND PARTS OF EASTERN VIRGINIA. SOME AREAS MAY RECEIVE A COATING OF SNOW. ROADS ARE STARTING WARM BUT SOME ICY PATCHES MAY DEVELOP AS TEMPERATURES COOL. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION AS WE...
Read More »

Maryland State Police Arrest Upper Marlboro Man for Possession of Heroin

Maryland State Police Arrest Upper Marlboro Man for Possession of Heroin

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 9:08 am, Trooper Warrick from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Rt. 231 in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Several criminal indicators were observed and a K-9 scan was requested. A positive K-9 scan provided probable cause search of the vehicle. Heroin and...
Read More »

Task Force Recommends Community Center, Roadway, and Portrait to Honor Harriet Elizabeth Brown

Task Force Recommends Community Center,  Roadway, and Portrait to Honor Harriet Elizabeth Brown

After six months of meetings, public hearings, and research, the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Commemoration Task Force has made three powerful recommendations to honor Calvert County’s own civil rights hero. According to Task Force Chair Margaret Dunkle: “We are already working with our County and State representatives to name the soon-to-open community center in Prince...
Read More »

NSAW Active Shooter Drill Shows Command’s Commitment to Preparedness

NSAW Active Shooter Drill Shows Command’s Commitment to Preparedness

The threat of an active shooter is one that is all too real. At Naval Support Activity Washington, personnel are training diligently to make sure that should it happen, they’ll be ready to actively counter that threat. Such was the scene in a historic office building at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., Feb....
Read More »

Tractor Trailer Fire in Huntingtown

Tractor Trailer Fire in Huntingtown

On Monday, February 8, 2016, firefighters from Huntingtown and Dunkirk were alerted to report of a Commercial Vehicle Fire in the area of West Ward Road and Ferry Landing Road in Huntingtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover tractor attached to a trailer with the tractor fully engulfed in flames. 9 firefighters worked quickly...
Read More »

Hoyer Remarks at 35th Annual Black History Month Breakfast

Hoyer Remarks at 35th Annual Black History Month Breakfast

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer attended the 35th Annual Black History Month Breakfast at Camelot by Martin’s in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on February 6, 2016. He was joined by keynote speaker, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and hundreds of constituents and community leaders from Maryland’s Fifth District. Below are his remarks as...
Read More »

Expected Precipitation of Rain/Snow Could Cause Problems During Rush Hour Today and Tomorrow Morning

Expected Precipitation of Rain/Snow Could Cause Problems During Rush Hour Today and Tomorrow Morning

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is preparing for the next winter storm of the season, with precipitation expected to begin during today’s afternoon rush hour and continue all day Tuesday. While precipitation is forecasted to begin as rain in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas, it is expected to change...
Read More »

House Fire Reported by Passer-By

House Fire Reported by Passer-By

On Sunday, February 7, 2016 at approximately 8:10 p.m., firefighters from Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, Benedict, Hughesville and St. Leonard were alerted to report of a house fire in the 5100 block of Leitches Wharf Road in Prince Frederick. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story house fire with the home fully engulfed. 40...
Read More »

Chesapeake Beach Man Wanted on Multiple Sex Offense Charges Leads Police on Car Chase

Chesapeake Beach Man Wanted on Multiple Sex Offense Charges Leads Police on Car Chase

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office units responded to Whirlaway Drive and Gate Dancer Court, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a white Dodge Charger that was abandoned. Once on scene it was determined the vehicle was occupied. The sole occupant of the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and...
Read More »

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Trespassing

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Trespassing

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, Deputy B. Foor, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in California (ABC Lounge), for the report of a subject trespassing. The suspect, Matthew Thomas Simmons, age 34, of St. Leonard, was trespassing the establishment after being served with a Do Not...
Read More »

Calvert County Office on Aging Seeks Senior Advocate Recognition Nominees

Calvert County Office on Aging Seeks Senior Advocate Recognition Nominees

The Calvert County Office on Aging announces nominations are now being accepted for Senior Advocate Awards. These awards recognize individuals whose service improves the quality of life for seniors in our community. Nominees might be educators, community leaders, healthcare professionals, caregivers, family members or youth who provide educational opportunities, promote physical and emotional health,...
Read More »

Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Need a spark to begin your summer planning? Calvert Library Prince Frederick is hosting its annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 7, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Dozens of camps, sports clubs, vacation bible schools, scouting organizations and many other fun summer programs will be present at the Fair. If you are looking for enriching...
Read More »

Calvert County Public Schools Will Make Up Snow Day on February 10, 2016

Calvert County Public Schools Will Make Up Snow Day on February 10, 2016

Calvert County Public Schools will open for students on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 instead of having a professional development day as previously scheduled. That day will be a two-hour early dismissal for students to allow for contractual teacher work time. Dr. Daniel Curry, Superintendent, said, “As much as I hate to miss quality professional...
Read More »

Make The Right Call on Game Day, Designate A Sober Driver

Make The Right Call on Game Day, Designate A Sober Driver

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, troopers suggest fans take time to make the right call to save lives and designate a sober driver. Maryland state troopers are anticipating fans will be traveling on Super Bowl Sunday to and from different locations to enjoy the game. With this in mind, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel...
Read More »

FROZEN Day of Play at Annmarie!

FROZEN Day of Play at Annmarie!

Drop in for a “Frozen Day of Play,” on Monday, February 15, 2016, 1-4pm at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. It’s a family day of play and creativity as we explore the wonders of winter and ice through a variety of art projects, pretend play, investigations, and more. From frosty face painting, to...
Read More »

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, February 5, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, February 5, 2016

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: Delayed opening of two hours Friday, February 5, 2016. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start students. We will continue to monitor the weather situation and update accordingly. Employee Code 1: St....
Read More »

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week

More than 25 of Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cuisine and offer delicious deals during Calvert County’s fourth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 19 – 28. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining...
Read More »

Job Fairs Help High School and College Students Find Jobs

Job Fairs Help High School and College Students Find Jobs

The Calvert County Parks and Recreation Division will hold Student Job Fairs at the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach Feb. 10 and at the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center in Prince Frederick March 23. High school and college students are encouraged to tighten up their resumes and attend one or both of the...
Read More »

Governor Hogan Inducts Farm Family into Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame

Governor Hogan Inducts Farm Family into Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame

Governor Larry Hogan and Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder inducted the Swann Family of Calvert County into the Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame tonight, making the family the 47th recipients of the prestigious recognition. Accepting the honor from Governor Hogan were J. Allen and Patricia Swann, Jody and Donna Swann, and Joe-Sam and Kelly Swann....
Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory Issued February 04 at 9:59PM EST until February 05 at 10:00AM EST

Winter Weather Advisory Issued February 04 at 9:59PM EST until February 05 at 10:00AM EST

Alert: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST FRIDAY… * PRECIPITATION TYPE…RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW. * HAZARD TYPES…ACCUMULATING SNOW LATE TONIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 2 INCHES…WITH UP TO 3 INCHES NEAR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. * TIMING…RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. A...
Read More »

IRS Statement on Experiencing Systems Outage

IRS Statement on Experiencing Systems Outage

The IRS experienced a hardware failure on February 3, 2016, affecting a number of tax processing systems, which are currently unavailable. Several of our systems are not currently operating, including our modernized e-file system and a number of other related systems. The IRS is currently in the process of making repairs and working to restore...
Read More »

Wednesday’s Pet is Rayne

Wednesday’s Pet is Rayne

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/03/16 is Rayne Featured Pet: Rayne Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Deaf Breed: Australian Cattle dog/Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium (30 lbs.) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Rayne is between 1 to 2 years old with beautiful markings. A local rescue friend contacted Pets with...
Read More »

Tri-County Animal Shelter Seeks Volunteers

Tri-County Animal Shelter Seeks Volunteers

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to volunteer in your community, the Tri-County Animal Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) has a place for you. The shelter is in need of volunteers, ages 14 years old and over, to assist with caring for the many animals in our facility. There are several...
Read More »

Second Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day Announced

Second Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day Announced

Youth Waterfowl HuntingYoung Maryland hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult during the Youth Waterfowl Hunt Day set for Feb. 6. On this date, adults may take youth, 15 years of age or younger, to public and private land to experience the joy of hunting ducks, geese, mergansers and...
Read More »

CSM Hosts Collegiate Robotics Competition on February 5, 2016

CSM Hosts Collegiate Robotics Competition on February 5, 2016

The College of Southern Maryland is hosting 12 teams for the VEX U Robotics World Championship Qualifier on Feb. 5 at the La Plata Campus. In addition to two teams from CSM, participating teams include, George Mason University, Liberty University, New York Institute of Technology, Northern Virginia Community College, Old Dominion University, Vaughn College...
Read More »