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Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced For Maryland

Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced For Maryland

Hunters reported taking 34,053 deer during the popular two-week firearm deer season. Despite challenging weather conditions, including significant rain and wind on key hunting days, the total harvest was down less than seven percent compared to last season’s two-week total of 36,572 deer. More than 4,000 deer were taken on the few Sundays open...
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For Old Electronics: Don’t Think Trash. Think e-Cycling

For Old Electronics: Don’t Think Trash. Think e-Cycling

In 2013 each American household owned on average 28 electronic devices, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. But with advancing technology, sleeker, shinier and faster cell phones, computers, tablets, mp3 players and televisions are finding their way onto many holiday gift lists. And into the hands of American consumers. But what about the old...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Presents Funds to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters

Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Presents Funds to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance today presented five $500 checks to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters for leadership and chapter development activities during the 2014/2015 school year. “We are happy to see these funds go towards helping the next generation of farmers gain additional experience in leadership development and agricultural education,” said Secretary Hance. The...
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UPDATE: Car Chase Ends in Arrest for Calvert County Man

UPDATE: Car Chase Ends in Arrest for Calvert County Man

UPDATE 12/20/14: On Friday, December 19, 2014, Deputy First Class G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a maroon, 2002 Ford Crown Victoria for not displaying a front registration plate. The vehicle was stopped on the St. Mary’s County side of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. When Dfc....
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State Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad Responds to Prince Frederick for Suspicious Package

State Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad Responds to Prince Frederick for Suspicious Package

On Thursday, December 18, 2014 at approximately 6:40 p.m., the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squads were alerted to a suspicious package under a vehicle at 98 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. The owner of a vehicle that was parked in front of the Prince Frederick Green Turtle discovered a suspicious item...
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USPS Holiday Shipping Dates

USPS Holiday Shipping Dates

Every year you count down to the holidays and every year we train hard to deliver them for you. Now in the final run-up, we’re here with the tips, tools, and important dates you need to pull off a holiday victory. 1.  Expected delivery dates depend on origin, destination, Post Office™ acceptance time, and...
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December 31 is the Deadline to Nominate Outstanding Calvert Woman or Girl

December 31 is the Deadline to Nominate Outstanding Calvert Woman or Girl

The Calvert County Commission for Women 2015 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATION CRITERIA Each year, the Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) recognizes Calvert County women – and a Woman of Tomorrow age 20 or younger – who are models of outstanding achievement and have made significant contributions to our community. The Commission urges you...
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Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Before Heading Home for the Holidays

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Before Heading Home for the Holidays

Visiting with relatives over the holidays may raise questions about the physical and cognitive health of family members. The Alzheimer’s Association has seen a rise in calls to its free 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 during and after the holiday season as people visit with those whom they may not see as frequently during the year....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Attended 11th Annual Maryland Remembers Event

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Attended 11th Annual Maryland Remembers Event

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office attended the 11th Annual Maryland Remembers event. This event memorializes those people who lost their lives to impaired drivers in the state of Maryland throughout the years.  An average of 175 people are killed annually in Maryland by impaired drivers.  Many names...
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Maryland Seeks Proposals for Local Bay Restoration Projects

Maryland Seeks Proposals for Local Bay Restoration Projects

Through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, the Maryland is seeking to fund the most cost-effective, non-point nutrient and sediment reduction projects in targeted areas. Through this solicitation, the State will award up to $16 million to local governments and non-governmental organizations. “The Trust Fund has quickly become one of the most...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PEPE

Wednesday’s Pet is PEPE

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/16/14 is PEPE Featured Pet: PEPE Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00  See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Pepe is a 3-year-old playful Chihuahua mix.  He is super affectionate, social and...
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Final CSX Oyster Express Train Delivered to Chesapeake Bay

Final CSX Oyster Express Train Delivered to Chesapeake Bay

A unique, year-long partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and CSX recently came to a close with delivery of the 22nd and final freight train filled with fossilized oyster shells from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay. Over the past 12 months, CSX has transported...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 12/16/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 12/16/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft:  On 12/8/14 at 6:55 pm, Trooper First Class Saucerman responded to the 2200 block of Adelina Rd. in Prince Frederick for a reported theft.  Numerous items including cash, jewelry, and tools, were reported stolen from the residence.  A pawn search...
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State Highway Administration Begins US 301 Safety and Resurfacing Project

State Highway Administration Begins US 301 Safety and Resurfacing Project

To improve roadway drainage, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is starting a $3.3 million safety and resurfacing project along a nearly half-mile section of US 301 (Robert Crain Highway) in Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. The project involves replacing existing inlets and curb and gutter, manhole and storm drain pipe work and...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/16/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/16/14

During the week of December 8 through December 14 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,503 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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Calvert County’s Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry Wins Nationwide Vote

Calvert County’s Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry Wins Nationwide Vote

On Monday, December 15, 2014, Walmart announced the 75 food pantry winners of the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign that will each receive a $20,000 grant for facility makeovers. Over the past two weeks, communities nationwide came together to vote at walmart.com/holidaymakeover for their local food pantry to win a grant. The grants are...
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Calvert Hospice Call for Volunteers ~ Winter Volunteer Training

Calvert Hospice Call for Volunteers ~ Winter Volunteer Training

Volunteers are the heart of hospice in Calvert County. Calvert Hospice volunteers help care for patients, support families, comfort the bereaved, assist with office work, provide community outreach and support special events/fundraisers. Regardless of the type of volunteerism you may be interested in, everyone must go through training. Our next Volunteer training dates are...
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New Park and Ride Commuter Lot Opens Dec. 22 in Dunkirk

New Park and Ride Commuter Lot Opens Dec. 22 in Dunkirk

Calvert County commuters will get a welcome gift this holiday season when the new Dunkirk Park and Ride commuter lot opens Dec. 22, 2014. With 500 parking spaces, the new lot provides double the amount of available parking spaces currently offered to commuters who board buses in Dunkirk. The new facility is located at...
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Boat Fire at Marina in Chesapeake Beach

Boat Fire at Marina in Chesapeake Beach

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at approximately 11:47 p.m., firefighters from the North Beach, Dunkirk, Huntingtown, Deale & Prince Frederick Volunteer Department were alerted to a boat fire at Marina West in Chesapeake Beach. Upon arrival on the scene, units discovered a boat & trailer in the marina parking lot, fully-involved. In addition, two neighboring boats...
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Calvert Hospice to Host Bridges Grief Support Program for Children and Teens

Calvert Hospice to Host Bridges Grief Support Program for Children and Teens

Calvert Hospice will offer its Bridges grief support group for children, teens and adult family members who are grieving the death of a loved one beginning Thursday, February 12, 2015.  The 7-session support group will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church (Education Building) located at 90 Church...
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Three Calvert County Correctional Officers Graduate From the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy

Three Calvert County Correctional Officers Graduate From the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy

The Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy held its graduation ceremony on Tuesday, December 9 for the 51st class of Correctional Officers for the tri-county area. The Calvert County Detention Center graduated three correctional officers with Trevon Johnson receiving the physical fitness and academic achievement awards.  
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Dickinson Jewelers is Adding a Little Sparkle to Toys for Tots this Year

Dickinson Jewelers is Adding a Little Sparkle to Toys for Tots this Year

Dickinson Jewelers, with locations in Prince Frederick and Dunkirk, has been a drop off station for Toys for Tots as long as they can remember. Each year they try to do something a little different in order to get as many donations as possible for the local collections. This year the store is selling...
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CSM Closes for Winter Break 3 p.m., Dec. 22, Reopens Jan. 5

CSM Closes for Winter Break 3 p.m., Dec. 22, Reopens Jan. 5

The College of Southern Maryland will close for its winter break at 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 22. The college will resume operations at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5. CSM’s January term begins Jan. 6 and concludes on Jan. 15. Continuing Education classes begin Jan. 5 for the winter 2015 term. Over the winter break,...
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You Better Watch Out, I’m Telling You Why:

You Better Watch Out, I’m Telling You Why:

This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, local law enforcement agencies throughout southern Maryland share the same message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. And local sales establishments agree it’s time for all drivers to get...
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Calvert County Government Announces Holiday Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Holiday Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced that county offices will close Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 2:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 25; Friday, Dec. 26, 2014; and Jan. 1, 2015 for the holiday season. In addition: • The three county senior centers will close on the same days as county offices. There will be...
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