Calvert News

Calvert County Legions Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Calvert County Legions Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

American Legion Posts 85, 206, 220 and 274 will hold the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 30, 1-2 p.m. at the Veterans Green on the Calvert County Circuit Court lawn located at 175 Main St. in Prince Frederick. This annual event takes place to honor and remember all those who made the ultimate...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of their breeding habitats. In preparation for the upcoming mosquito season, the Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program asks residents to assist in the control of the pests by inspecting their yards and eliminating standing water. Any...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BENJI

Wednesday’s Pet is BENJI

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/25/16 BENJI Featured Pet: Benji Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Shepard Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Benji was taken to the shelter as an owner surrender because his owners didn’t have enough time for him. He is a 4-year-old German...
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Natural Resources Police Urges Safety This Boating Season

Natural Resources Police Urges Safety This Boating Season

With Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer right around the corner, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reminds swimmers, boaters and anglers to be water wise. Last year was Maryland’s deadliest boating season in two decades, with 21 fatalities. Eighteen of the victims were not wearing life jackets. Late May begins the annual...
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Calvert County Announces Memorial Day Schedules

Calvert County Announces Memorial Day Schedules

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service. • Calvert Library locations will...
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Lore Oyster House Days Scheduled

Lore Oyster House Days Scheduled

Come learn everything you want to know about oysters! Join us for Lore Oyster House Days on Saturdays, June 25, July 16, and August 20 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the J.C. Lore & Sons oyster house in Solomons. FREE program. Travel back in time to the days when the J.C. Lore...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Burglary

Lusby Woman Arrested for Burglary

On Thursday May 5, 2016 Dfc. J. Denton of the Calvert Co. Sheriff’s Office responded to Evergreen Drive, in Lusby, for a reported burglary in progress. Karen Hammaker, 42, of Lusby, had gained entry into the home by removing a window and was also found to be in possession of Clonazepam and Amphetamines. She...
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Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Marylanders are reminded of safety and jurisdictional requirements when burning outdoors. Open air burning is defined as a fire where any material is burned in the open or in a receptacle other than a furnace, incinerator, or other equipment connected to a stack or chimney. It also includes other fires such as campfires. Alternatives...
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Caning Creek Catering – Food Review

Caning Creek Catering – Food Review

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Pepper Beer Bash at Mully’s Brewery in Calvert County. While there, I had really delicious Pulled Pork Nachos from Caney Creek Catering. Caney Creek brought along their newest food trailer to serve their food to attendees. Yesterday, I went back from more. This time I had...
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College of Southern Maryland Observes 57th Spring Commencement

College of Southern Maryland Observes 57th Spring Commencement

The College of Southern Maryland celebrated 560 candidates for 882 degrees and certificates during its 57th spring commencement ceremony held May 19 at the La Plata Campus. “The 2016 spring graduating class is our largest ever,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. “When you think about our nation, and the melting pot that is...
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Visit Mobile Veterans Center in Southern Maryland

Visit Mobile Veterans Center in Southern Maryland

The Mobile Vet Center is equipped to provide the same services you will find in a brick and mortar Vet Center. The Mobile Vet Center provides readjustment counseling to eligible veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.  Types of services include: Individual and group...
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Calvert Hospice Butterfly Release to be Held on June 12

Calvert Hospice Butterfly Release to be Held on June 12

Calvert Hospice announces its annual Butterfly Release & Memorial Service to be held on June 12, 2016 starting at 1 pm at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. The event is designed for those who want to celebrate the life of a loved one. The ceremony will incorporate music and reflection and concludes with a...
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Rick Springfield with Night Ranger & The Romantics Coming to Calvert Marine Museum

Rick Springfield with Night Ranger & The Romantics Coming to Calvert Marine Museum

Grammy Award-winning singer and creator of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, Rick Springfield will appear with Night Ranger and The Romantics on the PNC Waterside Pavilion Saturday, July 30. Springfield has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs 144 Bills into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs 144 Bills into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis, which included a number of bills aimed at protecting Maryland citizens and modernizing Maryland’s criminal justice system. In total, the governor signed 144 bills...
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Calvert County Seeks to Recognize Unsung Heroes at Annual Volunteer Awards

Calvert County Seeks to Recognize Unsung Heroes at Annual Volunteer Awards

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces that nominations are being accepted for the annual Calvert You Are Beautiful Volunteer Awards. This program recognizes Calvert County residents for their volunteer service to Calvert County. Nominated volunteers might be a firefighter at a local fire station; someone who organizes a local fundraiser or...
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K-9 Narco – a Story About a Nameless Shelter Dog

K-9 Narco – a Story About a Nameless Shelter Dog

The year was 2004 and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit was much different then. The K-9 unit consisted of three K-9 teams. At that time, the Sheriff’s Office purchased pre-trained dogs with handler training from venders and went to outside police agencies monthly for in-service K-9 training. An expansion was to take...
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Check the Welfare Call in Owings Results in Three Arrests for Drug Charges

Check the Welfare Call in Owings Results in Three Arrests for Drug Charges

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Deputy D. Clark of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to check the welfare of a driver parked along Old Solomons Island Road, in Owings. Deputy D. Clark discovered the driver, identified as Amelia Marie Dorwart, 25, of Chesapeake Beach, and passenger Shaye Beal, 23, of Lothian, to...
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Saint Leonard Native Supports the Future of Naval Aviation

Saint Leonard Native Supports the Future of Naval Aviation

A 2000 Patuxent High School graduate and Saint Leonard, Maryland native is serving with Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) supporting the future of naval aviation aboard Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Wesley Mumper is an aircraft mechanic contractor with NTWL, he’s a helicopter and plane captain who is responsible for the overall upkeep...
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Children’s Aid, Inc. Sponsoring “Get Caught Reading” Photo Contest

Children’s Aid, Inc. Sponsoring “Get Caught Reading” Photo Contest

In recognition of May’s “Get Caught Reading” national literacy campaign, Children’s Aid, Inc. is sponsoring a photo contest for Calvert County children, ages 6 months – 13 years. To enter, email a photo of your child/children reading to Photo@TheChildrensAid.org. Include your name, the reader’s name, age and city of residence. Only photos of children...
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Inmate in Calvert County Charged with Possession of Contraband

Inmate in Calvert County Charged with Possession of Contraband

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Deputy B. Robinson responded to the Detention Center for the report of a CDS Violation. Upon processing inmate, Megan Perez, 24, of Prince Frederick, Correctional Office D. Carroll advised an Oxycontin pill was discovered hidden in her clothing while performing a search. She was charged with Possession of Contraband...
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Auditions set for New Direction’s Production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite”

Auditions set for New Direction’s Production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite”

New Direction Community Theater will hold auditions for its fall production of Neil Simon’s smash Broadway hit comedy “Plaza Suite” in all three sections of Calvert County. Auditions will be held Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-noon at the Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane in Lusby Monday, June 13, 7-9 p.m. at the Fairview...
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St. Leonard Man Charged with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Concealed Weapon

St. Leonard Man Charged with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Concealed Weapon

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, Dfc. C. Ward of the Calvert Co. Sheriff’s Office approached a vehicle involved in a minor accident, at the intersection of Main Street/North Solomons Island Road. Dfc. C. Ward discovered the driver, Matthew Truitt, 23, of St Leonard, to be in possession of a large amount of Marijuana. Truitt was charged...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balances FY 2017 Budget

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balances FY 2017 Budget

The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), will present its proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget at a public hearing Tuesday, May 24, at the Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick at 7 p.m. The $246.8 million balanced budget adheres to the BOCC’s priorities for supporting an excellent public school system, maintaining...
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Dunkirk Man Arrested for Theft of Drugs

Dunkirk Man Arrested for Theft of Drugs

On Thursday May 12, 2016 Deputy K. Williamson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Dumbarton Drive, in Dunkirk, for the report of a domestic issue. Deputy K. Williamson discovered that Allan Curtin, 52, of Dunkirk, had stolen a synthetic narcotic from an occupant who was visiting his home. He was arrested and...
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Hoyer Applauds College Of Southern Maryland’s Invitation to Participate in Dual-Enrollment Pilot Program

Hoyer Applauds College Of Southern Maryland’s Invitation to Participate in Dual-Enrollment Pilot Program

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer aplauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Education on inviting the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) to participate in a dual-enrollment pilot program. U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. made the announcement this morning at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus. The program will allow...
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