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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 4/20/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 4/20/15

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft / Shoplifting:  On 4/13/15 at 5:28 pm, Trooper First Class Matthews responded to the Kmart Store in Prince Frederick for a theft with shoplifter in custody.  Shaquanda N. Cooke, 23 of Huntingtown, was found with $130.00 in merchandise which she...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested at Tiki Bar Opening Celebration

Mechanicsville Man Arrested at Tiki Bar Opening Celebration

On April 18 at 7:25 p.m. Sgt. V. Bortchevsky of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office while working the Tiki Bar opening weekend celebration, observed two males engaged in a verbal altercation which escalated into a pushing match. Bortchevsky advised the two males to exit the property. As the men began to exit, one of...
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Tall Timbers Man Hooks Trophy Rockfish on Opening Day

Tall Timbers Man Hooks Trophy Rockfish on Opening Day

Phil Zalesak of Tall Timbers shows off his catch from opening day of the 2015 trophy rockfish season. The 40-inch rockfish was caught on a white daisy chain in the Lower Potomac in about 60 feet of water. Zalesak teaches fishing skills to children 7 – 12 years old as part of the Greenwell...
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Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Public Archaeology Season Opens

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum  Public Archaeology Season Opens

Do you like history? Do you like getting dirty? If so, archaeologists at Jefferson Patterson Park invite you to join us for our Public Archaeology Program May 5 to June 27, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Ed Chaney, Deputy Director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Labortory, oversees public archaeology group. You will work...
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How do I Report a Phishing or Telephone Scam to the IRS?

How do I Report a Phishing or Telephone Scam to the IRS?

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports from citizens regarding scams by email, text messaging, social media or by telephone from a person claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS has some great information available on how to protect your personal information, report a scam, and what to do if...
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Secretary of Agriculture Warns of Poisons in the Home

Secretary of Agriculture Warns of Poisons in the Home

Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder is warning Maryland residents with small children to be aware of the danger posed by many common household chemicals and to make sure they are kept safely away from children and pets. Although drugs, caustic chemicals such as drain cleaner, and poisons such as insect sprays are commonly of...
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Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake Bay April 18

Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake Bay April 18

The state’s spring rockfish season begins Saturday, April 18, and anglers are encouraged to set out for the Chesapeake Bay from the shores of Calvert County. Home to the bay’s largest charter boat fleet, the county’s experienced boat captains are standing by to help fishing enthusiasts reel in “the big one.” Also known as...
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Get Ready to ‘Splash for Scholarships’ April 25

Get Ready to ‘Splash for Scholarships’ April 25

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation is hosting a poolside celebration April 25 to mark the fifth anniversary of the Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Center and to raise funds for student scholarships. The “Splash for Scholarships” event will include music and dancing, seashore-inspired cuisine, poolside games, silent auction and a CSM Strongman Competition....
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Designated Driver Program to be Held During the Annual Opening of the Tiki Bar

Designated Driver Program to be Held During the Annual Opening of the Tiki Bar

Bob Hall, LLC and Anheuser Busch, working together with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and the Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties Community Traffic Safety Programs are sponsoring a Designated Driver program to be held during the annual opening of the Tiki Bar. The program will...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Urges Boating Safety as Striped Bass Season Kicks Off

Maryland Natural Resources Police Urges Boating Safety as Striped Bass Season Kicks Off

While Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of the boating season, thousands of Maryland anglers will get a jump on water activities Saturday with the opening of catch-and-keep striped bass season. Maryland Natural Resources Police urges anglers to conduct a safety check of their boats before heading out Saturday. “For many anglers, this...
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Child Flown After Near Drowning

Child Flown After Near Drowning

On Thursday, April 16, shortly after 11:00 a.m., an ambulance from Huntingtown was alerted for the near-drowning. The firefighters responded and arrived to find a semi-responsive toddler after a near-drowning incident. Due to information gathered and the patients initial condition, the Maryland State Police Aviation Division was immediately activated. Crews worked to warm and...
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CSM Presents Blue Mountain Ensemble, May 3

CSM Presents Blue Mountain Ensemble, May 3

The College of Southern Maryland will host the final 2014-15 Ward Virts Concert Series event with a performance by the Blue Mountain Ensemble beginning at 3 p.m., May 3, on the Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick in the Multipurpose Room of Building B. Featuring Michael Burns on bassoon and Carla...
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Calvert Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Man

Calvert Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Man

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Frank Howard English, DOB: 12/24/1969, is asked to contact Detective Nick DeFelice of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-1600 extension 2669. English was reported missing to law enforcement on March 20, 2015. He was last seen on the morning of Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/16/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/16/15

During the week of April 6 through April 12 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,394 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’s Striped Bass Season Opens April 18

Maryland’s Striped Bass Season Opens April 18

With the April 18 opening of spring trophy season just days away, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds striped bass anglers of new catch limits and incentives, including license discounts and a conservation award. This year, recreational fishing for trophy-sized striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay will run from 5 a.m. Saturday, April...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Annie

Wednesday’s Pet is Annie

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/15/15 is Annie Featured Pet: Annie Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Hound/Pointer/Setter Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Annie is an adorable 1-year-old female mix looking for a family to love her.  She loves back rubs, walks and to play. ...
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Start of Spring Brings Threat of Extreme Weather

Start of Spring Brings Threat of Extreme Weather

With spring in full swing, the region can experience extreme weather that can include high winds, heavy rains, lightning, hail and the formation of tornadoes. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management encourages all residents to be prepared. April 1 marked the beginning of tornado season. Often associated with severe...
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Summer Boat Camp Scholarship Opportunity

Summer Boat Camp Scholarship Opportunity

The Calvert Marine Museum has scholarships available to our popular boat building camp for children entering grades 6 – 8. The Patuxent Small Craft Guild, a club affiliated with the museum, is offering a full scholarship through the Melvin Conant Fund to a qualified student to attend this camp. The scholarship is need-based and...
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A Look At What Passed The Maryland Legislature And What Didn’t

A Look At What Passed The Maryland Legislature And What Didn’t

The Maryland General Assembly proposed 2,248 pieces of legislation during the 2015 legislative session. More than 650 bills made it to the governor’s desk, of which Gov. Larry Hogan signed 121 into law Tuesday morning. WHAT PASSED: Fracking moratorium: Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, more commonly known as fracking, will be restricted under a...
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Sends Special Inspection Team to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Sends Special Inspection Team to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant to review issues during the unplanned shutdown of both reactors on April 7. The plant, which is operated by Exelon, is located in Lusby, Md. Calvert Cliffs, like all nuclear power plants, transmits power to the grid but also receives power...
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Search for Fossils and Learn About Your Finds

Search for Fossils and Learn About Your Finds

Would you like to find and identify your own fossils? Did you know that the largest exposed seam of Miocene fossils in North America is here in Calvert County at Calvert Cliffs? This explains why even the casual beach comber finds fossilized shark teeth millions of years old. Learn more about this remarkable natural...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 4/14/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 4/14/15

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft from Motor Vehicle: On 4/6/15 at 10:34 am, Trooper First Class Smith responded to the 7700 block of C St. in Chesapeake Beach for a reported theft from a vehicle.  Unknown suspect(s) removed sunglasses, a hooded sweater and damaged the...
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Teen Auditions for Sherlock Holmes

Teen Auditions for Sherlock Holmes

Our Teen Production is our next adventure. We have teen show auditions coming up on April 26 and 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. both nights. The play is Sherlock Holmes And The Most Amazing Case. It is written by Matthew Konerth and auditions are open to ages 13 to 18(19) years old....
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4-Hers Speak and Show Their Talents

4-Hers Speak and Show Their Talents

From outdoor hobbies to staying healthy to the arts, dozens of 4-H-ers came to the annual Calvert County 4-H Communications Contest to show off their public speaking skills. The contest was held on March 27 at the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach. 4-Hers talked about many things, giving Prepared Speeches, Interpretations, Radio Spots,...
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Water Heater Residential Regulation Changes April 16, 2015

Water Heater Residential Regulation Changes April 16, 2015

Beginning April 16, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will implement new regulations to make residential water heaters more energy efficient. The DOE predicts $63 billion in energy bill savings as a result of the new energy efficient appliances produced between 2015 and 2044. Reductions in carbon dioxide emissions will be equivalent to...
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