Calvert News

Hospital Ball Generates Strong Community Support

Hospital Ball Generates Strong Community Support

“We are truly overwhelmed by the generous support from our sponsors for this year’s Harvest Ball,” said Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Director Dixie Miller. She said the annual charity gala has attracted a high level of enthusiasm and excitement. Harvest Ball co-chair Cindy Parlett said, “Special events like the Harvest Ball play an important...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/22/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/22/14

During the week of September 15 through September 21 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,353 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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Sheriff Receives Patriotic Employer Certificate

Sheriff Receives Patriotic Employer Certificate

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bill Rector, who is also a Sergeant in the United States Army National Guard, presents Sheriff Mike Evans with a Patriotic Employer Certificate from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The award is for Contributing to National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by Supporting Employee Participation in...
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Huntingtown VFD House Siren is Back In Operation

Huntingtown VFD House Siren is Back In Operation

In the 1970’s, the Huntingtown VFD, like the majority of all volunteer fire departments, installed a siren atop a telephone pole to alert the members of an emergency response. 40 years later, the siren continues to sound when our services are needed. Last year, due to age, the siren discontinued working. Since then, Keystone...
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Calvert County Congratulates New and Relocated Businesses

Calvert County Congratulates New and Relocated Businesses

Calvert County’s diverse economic opportunities and an unparalleled quality of life make it an outstanding location for business investment. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Economic Development welcome and congratulate the following new and relocated businesses. Visit them and help support your local economy. New Businesses: Byrd & Byrd,...
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Two Calvert County Teens Arrested for Assault and Robbery in Mechanicsville

Two Calvert County Teens Arrested for Assault and Robbery in Mechanicsville

On September 13, 2014, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol units responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for a reported assault. Deputies learned a male victim had entered the hospital seeking treatment for an injury he received while involved in a fight at a residence located on Laurel Court, in Mechanicsville. The victim was...
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Vehicle Ignites Garage Fire in Chesapeake Beach

Vehicle Ignites Garage Fire in Chesapeake Beach

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at approximately 12:27 p.m. firefighters from Huntington, North Beach, Dunkirk, and Prince Frederick VFD were alerted to a “vehicle fire next to a house” at 4220 Christiana Parran Road, Chesapeake Beach. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a large detached garage & vehicle fully involved, with a majority...
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MD Road System Again Ranked low, but Highway Officials Strongly Counter Ratings

MD Road System Again Ranked low, but Highway Officials Strongly Counter Ratings

Maryland continues to hover toward the bottom of rankings by a nonprofit organization evaluating state road systems, but the State Highway Administration continues to take issue with the ranking methodology. The free-market oriented Reason Foundation ranked Maryland 39th in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in its 21st annual rankings, drawing data mostly from 2012....
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Public Meeting Scheduled for Master Plan of New Dunkirk Park

Public Meeting Scheduled for Master Plan of New Dunkirk Park

The Calvert County Division of Parks and Recreation and Division of Natural Resources are hosting a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., at the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach to present the final draft of the master plan for a new park to be located on Ward Road in Dunkirk. The Master...
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Garage Fire in Chesapeake Beach

Garage Fire in Chesapeake Beach

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on Wednesday September 17th at 12:26 p.m. firefighters from the North Beach, Dunkirk, Prince Frederick and Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 4200 block of Christiana Parran Road in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a garage on fire. The fire was determined to...
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Hundreds of Southern Marylanders Will Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 20

Hundreds of Southern Marylanders Will Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 20

Hundreds of Southern Maryland residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 20. Walks are being held in La Plata and Solomons. The goal for this year’s two Southern Maryland Walks is $165,000. In 2013, the two Walks raised...
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Fall Semester Excitement In the Air at CSM College Welcomes Freshmen, Returning Students to Campuses

Fall Semester Excitement In the Air at CSM College Welcomes Freshmen, Returning Students to Campuses

College of Southern Maryland students on the Prince Frederick Campus move between classes during the first week of the fall semester. In addition to certificate and associate degree programs, students have opportunities to hone leadership skills through clubs and national honor societies; explore the world through travel study programs to Istanbul, Belize, Gambia and...
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Serious Motorcycle Accident in Calvert

Serious Motorcycle Accident in Calvert

On September 14, 2014 at approximately 8:45 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Maryland Route 2/4 and Rousby Hall Road, Lusby, Maryland 20765 for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival on the scene units located a blue 2012...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/17/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 9/17/14

During the week of September 8 through September 14 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,364 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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Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year Award Winners From the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year Award Winners From the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Mike Evans with the Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year award winners from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Ricky Cox was presented the award for Valor, F/Sgt. Keith Hicks for Community Service and DFC Nick DeFelice for Contribution to Profession. The awards were presented at the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 9/17/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 9/17/14

Possession of Cocaine:  On 9/10/14 at 7:58 pm, Trooper Newcomer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Rt. 4 and Western Shores Blvd. in St. Leonard.  While speaking with the driver, Trooper Newcomer observed white powder flakes on the seat and clothing.  Leah M. Richardson, 36 of St. Leonard, was arrested for possession of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Carter

Wednesday’s Pet is Carter

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/17/14 is Carter Featured Pet: Carter Rescue Group: Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Golden Retriever Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00   Carter is a 6-year male that came into rescue with his brother Eli. The pair was set loose to...
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Offshore Grand Prix Coming to Solomons

Offshore Grand Prix Coming to Solomons

High-powered, super-fast race boats and local food banks may not seem like a natural combination, but during the first weekend in October, they are a perfect match! That’s when the world of Offshore Racing shifts its focus to Southern Maryland for the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix. Not only will the racers be thrilling the...
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CSM Rallies for Beloved Nursing Professor, ALS Awareness

CSM Rallies for Beloved Nursing Professor, ALS Awareness

College of Southern Maryland Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor Tiffany Gill, second from left, is doused with ice water from a large graduated cylinder by CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, as Health Sciences Chair Dr. Laura Polk, left, reacts with laughter. Next up for the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ was Leonardtown Campus...
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Meleah Backhaus to Open Showcase Recital Series

Meleah Backhaus to Open Showcase Recital Series

The College of Southern Maryland welcomes pianist Meleah Backhaus to perform at the inaugural Showcase Recital Series at 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium. The performance is the first of three in the concert series, which is held at CSM’s Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. For Backhaus,...
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SMECO Holds 76th Annual Meeting

SMECO Holds 76th Annual Meeting

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) held its 76th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The event is held to give customer-members the opportunity to vote for SMECO members to serve on the Co-op’s Board of Directors. SMECO held the Annual Meeting at the Blue Crabs Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, where it has...
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New Traffic Pattern on Armory Road in Prince Frederick Begins Sept. 17

New Traffic Pattern on Armory Road in Prince Frederick Begins Sept. 17

A new traffic pattern along the Armory Road corridor in Prince Frederick will take effect Wednesday, Sept. 17, as the road improvement project for Armory Road and Dares Beach Road nears the end of its third phase. This phase requires a traffic pattern change at the intersection of Fairground and Armory Roads. Under this...
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New Musical Acts to Perform During Artsfest ’14

New Musical Acts to Perform During Artsfest ’14

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons is offering three headliner musical acts performing on the Main and Council Ring stages during Artsfest ’14. The three musical groups, in addition to the other performers, provides 25 musical acts to enjoy throughout the event, being held September 20 and 21, from 10am to 5pm...
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Dominion Cove Point LNG, Dominion Foundation Award $103,500 in Education Grants in Calvert County

Dominion Cove Point LNG, Dominion Foundation Award $103,500 in Education Grants in Calvert County

Seven grants totaling $103,500 have been awarded to schools and institutions of higher education in Calvert County by the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, and the Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal. Dominion Resources is the parent company of Dominion Cove Point. “We are pleased to strengthen the future of Calvert County...
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Sport Clips Haircuts Brings Another New Location to Southern Maryland

Sport Clips Haircuts Brings Another New Location to Southern Maryland

Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s largest franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair care, will open Friday in The Dunkirk Market Place shopping center at 10306 Southern Maryland Blvd in Dunkirk, MD. This new locally-owned business is the latest of the franchise’s more than 1,200+ locations across the country and the 5th for the...
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