Calvert News

Go Fly a Kite

Go Fly a Kite

Celebrate the end of summer at the Calvert Marine Museum’s annual Solomons Island Kite Day on Saturday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kite flying is in Glascock field across from the museum. Visitors can hone their flying skills and learn fancy maneuvers from the expertise of the Wings Over Washington Kite...
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UPDATE: SMECO Alerts Customers to Avoid Scams

UPDATE: SMECO Alerts Customers to Avoid Scams

UPDATE: This scam is still going on in Southern Maryland, On August 22, 2014 a business in California was contacted by telephone and was informed their electric would be cut off  if they did not make a payment with a Green Dot card. The business contacted the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and a report...
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DUI Leads to Handgun Charge for Lusby Man

DUI Leads to Handgun Charge for Lusby Man

On August 17, 2014,at 3:05 am, Trooper First Class Wiesemann of the Maryland State Police stopped a vehicle on HG Trueman Rd. near Town Square Dr. in Lusby for traffic violations. Charles W. Mister, 25 of Lusby, was speaking with slurred speech and the odor of alcohol was emitting from inside the vehicle and...
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Riding for a Cure

Riding for a Cure

When The Ride to Conquer Cancer kicks off next month, one Southern Maryland man is hoping to be among the riders. Harold George of St. Mary’s County is putting in the training time so he’s ready for the ride, which kicks off in Kensington, MD, Sept. 13-14. But in order to participate, he needs...
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Kayak Fishing Event for Wounded Warriors

Kayak Fishing Event for Wounded Warriors

The Maryland Chapter of Heroes on the Water is holding a Kayak Fishing Event for wounded warriors, veterans and first responders at Solomons, Maryland, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 20, 2014. Heroes on the Water helps our nation’s warriors, veterans and injured first responders from all branches of the United States military and our...
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University of Maryland Opens Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site

University of Maryland Opens Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering announced the launch of a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site in Southern Maryland. With support from the University System of Maryland, the site will bring together leaders in academia, industry, and government to accelerate UAS research. Congressman Steny Hoyer, who represents the district in...
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UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman to be Sentenced for Manslaughter in Two Infant Deaths

UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman to be Sentenced for Manslaughter in Two Infant Deaths

UPDATE: Melissa Schrae Bowen has agreed to an “Alford Plea” for the involuntary manslaughter of two baby boys. Bowen’s sentencing date is set for November 3rd. According to the October 2013 indictment, one of the babies was killed between January 1 and December 31, 2007, and the other died between October 24, 2011, and January...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

On August 8, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in La Plata for the report of a scam. The victim stated she received a voicemail on her phone from a man claiming to be an IRS agent. He gave a fictitious name and told the victim she owed over...
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CSM Holds Auditions for Fall Production 2nd Round of Casting is for Male Roles Only

CSM Holds Auditions for Fall Production 2nd Round of Casting is for Male Roles Only

The College of Southern Maryland’s Fine Arts is holding a second round of auditions beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 for its upcoming fall musical production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Only male roles are being cast in this second round. “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be performed Nov. 6-8 and 13-14 at the CSM Fine...
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Marissa Ramos Arrested Again for Another Knife Assault and Armed Robbery

Marissa Ramos Arrested Again for Another Knife Assault and Armed Robbery

On Thursday August 14th the evening before Marissa Ramos stabbed a woman in Lexington Park, she and Steven Paul Soucoup of Lusby agreed to purchase percocet/oxycodone pills from a female in Calvert County. Soucoup arranged for Ramos and the female selling the pills to meet in the parking lot of the County First Bank...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 8/20/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 8/20/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Possession of K2 Spice:  On 8/11/14 at 5:09 pm, Trooper Newcomer stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 south of Cherry Hill Rd. in Huntingtown for traffic violations.  A strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A probable...
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Sobriety Check to be Conducted on Friday August 22 in Calvert County

Sobriety Check to be Conducted on Friday August 22 in Calvert County

The Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack will be conducting a Sobriety Check on Friday August 22, 2014.  The check point is an intense enforcement initiative targeting drivers who are operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in Calvert County. This sobriety check point is a combined effort between...
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Deer Archery Season to Open September 5

Deer Archery Season to Open September 5

Archery hunting for white-tailed deer opens statewide on September 5, 2014 and continues through January 31, 2015. As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for bucks, but the antlerless deer bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions. New this year, in Region A hunters may take only two antlerless deer...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JJ

Wednesday’s Pet is JJ

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/20/14 is JJ Featured Pet: JJ Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 JJ is a beautiful mix about 5 yrs. old. He came into rescue with his sister Juno when his...
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Can’t get any Closer Than This! – Be the Ultimate Fan at Journey

Can’t get any Closer Than This! – Be the Ultimate Fan at Journey

Be the Ultimate Fan and sit in the front row, get preferred parking, enjoy two Southern Maryland specialty sandwiches from Old Town Café and take home an autographed poster. Place your bid now for this once in a lifetime experience to see the band Journey at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/ufe. The highest bid winner will be chosen...
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CMH Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards

CMH Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards

The Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation is excited to announce the 10 recipients of its scholarships awarded to students pursuing higher education in an allied health field. Since the program began in 1991, it has awarded close to $395,000 to 314 local students. “Providing scholarships to support future healthcare providers and encourage those who seek...
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CSM Vice President Tony Jernigan to Lead MACCBO Maryland Association Shares, Develops Best Practices

CSM Vice President Tony Jernigan to Lead MACCBO Maryland Association Shares, Develops Best Practices

College of Southern Maryland Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services Tony Jernigan has been selected to serve as president of the Maryland Association of Community College Business Officers (MACCBO) for 2014-15. Jernigan has served previously as the association’s vice president and secretary-treasurer. “MACCBO is the conduit for business officers and related business professionals...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 8/19/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 8/19/14

During the weeks of August 4 through August 17 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2,720 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 through the...
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UPDATE: Man Seriously Injured After Crashing Into a House in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: Man Seriously Injured After Crashing Into a House in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: On August 17, 2014 at 9:17a.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 1095 Hallowing Point Rd Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland, in reference to a serious motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle into a house. Based on the seriousness of the crash, Cpl. Moschetto and Cpl. Wahlgren of...
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Mystery Ring Unearthed by St. Mary’s College Faculty, Students Believed to Belong to Charles Calvert

Mystery Ring Unearthed by St. Mary’s College Faculty, Students Believed to Belong to Charles Calvert

St. Mary’s College of Maryland anthropology professor Julia King and her student crew members discovered a 17th-century signet ring with the initials “CC,” believed to be that of Charles Calvert, Third Lord Baltimore. King and her students found the artifact during a six-week excavation this summer at the Zekiah Fort, located in Waldorf, Md....
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United Way’s Day of Caring Celebrates 20 Years

United Way’s Day of Caring Celebrates 20 Years

This year marks the 20th anniversary of United Way of Calvert County’s Day of Caring, a community wide volunteerism event, held on Wednesday, September 10th. Every second Wednesday of September, local businesses show their commitment to being a good neighbor by donating a paid workday for their employees to engage in meaningful volunteer projects...
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‘Untold Stories of the Civil War’ Explore Human Side, Sept. 9

‘Untold Stories of the Civil War’ Explore Human Side, Sept. 9

The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable (SMCWR) will host a presentation by Civil War author Dr. James I. Robertson Jr. on “The Untold Stories of the Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of the War,” based on his latest book by the same name. The presentation will be at 7 p.m., Sept. 9 at...
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Dog Perishes in Motor Home Fire on Route 4

Dog Perishes in Motor Home Fire on Route 4

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at appropriately 5:55 p.m., firefighters from Solomons, Bay District and Hollywood fire departments, and an ambulance crew from the Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to the smaller bridge on Route 4 just south of the Thomas Johnson/Route 4 Bridge in St. Mary’s County for the report of a motor home...
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It’s Time to Apply for Christmas in April 2015

It’s Time to Apply for Christmas in April 2015

Christmas in April Calvert County, a United Way Community Partner, is now accepting applications for work to be done on homes the last Saturday in April 2015. Deadline for receipt of applications is Sept. 30. This non-profit organization repairs and improves the homes of low-income homeowners, assuring that they live in warmth, safety, and...
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Competing for Excellence in Classroom, on Field of Play

Competing for Excellence in Classroom, on Field of Play

Six student-athletes at the College of Southern Maryland have been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Region XX All-Academic Team for the 2013-14 academic year. Golfer George Bowie of Port Tobacco, volleyball libero Kimberly Brewer of Waldorf, women’s basketball forward/center Maekala Bryant of Waldorf, men’s basketball forward James Day of Mechanicsville,...
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