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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: St Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed with a code 2 for employees Calvert County: Calvert County Public Schools: All schools operating according to the normal posted schedule. Calverton School: Closed Charles County: Charles County Public Schools: Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools are closed on...
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State Highway Administration Crews Continue Patrols Tonight and Tomorrow Morning; Avoid Discretionary Travel and be on Alert for Potentially Icy Conditions

State Highway Administration Crews Continue Patrols Tonight and Tomorrow Morning; Avoid Discretionary Travel and be on Alert for Potentially Icy Conditions

While this latest storm system did not deliver the anticipated snow accumulations originally forecast, State Highway Administration (SHA) crews will patrol through the night and tomorrow morning to treat any additional winter precipitation and patrol for potential refreeze. Drivers are urged to avoid unnecessary travel as pavement temperatures hover below the freezing mark and...
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State Highway Administration Continues Storm Response; Afternoon and Evening Travel Could be Hazardous

State Highway Administration Continues Storm Response; Afternoon and Evening Travel Could be Hazardous

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds motorists that a mix of sleet, snow and rain will affect afternoon and evening travel. Plan ahead now for rush hour and evening commutes; forecasters continue to call for the possibility of colder temperatures and active snow bands throughout much of the State. The best advice is...
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Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Calvert County Government urges citizens to be prepared for winter weather. During extreme cold weather events, the primary concern is the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service or a shortage of supplies if storm or weather conditions continue for more than one day. Residents should have the following items available: Flashlight and extra...
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Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is Accepting Proposals for Beautification Grants

Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is Accepting Proposals for Beautification Grants

The Chaney Beautification Fund is making grants available to non-profit organizations to encourage beautiful, sustainable landscapes in Southern Maryland and Virginia. Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded annually to non-profit groups, specifically 501(c)(3) organizations, public or private educational institutions, or government agencies. Beautification projects must be located in counties where Chaney Enterprises has...
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New Direction Community Theater Sets Auditions for “Who’s on First?”

New Direction Community Theater Sets Auditions for “Who’s on First?”

New Direction Community Theater in Southern Calvert County will hold auditions for its Spring production, Jack Sharkey’s wild mystery-comedy “Who’s on First?” on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28-29, and Saturday, Jan. 31. The Wednesday audition will be in the Southern Community Center, with the Thursday auditions at the Fairview Library. Both will be at...
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New Exhibit Opening, Cosmos: Imagining the Universe

New Exhibit Opening, Cosmos: Imagining the Universe

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, announces Annmarie After Hours on Friday, February 13 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in celebration of the opening of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe. Start your weekend with an adult evening of great art, live entertainment performed by Kristin Rebecca, and light hors d’oeuvres provided by...
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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland FY 2016 Budget

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland FY 2016 Budget

Governor Hogan presented the Maryland FY 2016 Budget that for the first time in many years is truly balanced, eliminating a $767 million shortfall from the previous administration while providing record spending for education and school construction. “As introduced, our budget puts Maryland on sound financial footing without raising taxes or fees and without...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Upcoming Winter Storm

State Highway Administration Prepares for Upcoming Winter Storm

Weather forecasters are predicting snow to come to Maryland’s western and central regions beginning tonight and lasting through to Tuesday. The State Highway Administration (SHA) is preparing by pre-treating roads where snow is expected and loading trucks with salt and sand. The Monday morning commute could be hazardous therefore SHA is strongly urging motorists...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Announces Record Cover Crop Planting by Maryland Farmers

Maryland Department of Agriculture Announces Record Cover Crop Planting by Maryland Farmers

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance today announced that Maryland farmers participating in the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) 2014-2015 Cover Crop Program planted a record 478,000 acres of cover crops on their fields last fall to control soil erosion, reduce nutrient runoff and protect water quality in streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. The...
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Calvert Memorial Hospital Harvest Ball: Touching Celebration of Retiring CEO

Calvert Memorial Hospital Harvest Ball: Touching Celebration of Retiring CEO

The 26th Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Harvest Ball held Nov. 15 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel was a touching and inspiring celebration of the 27-year tenure of retiring CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis, who was honorary chair. With the combined support of nearly 900 attendees, as well as dozens of supporters...
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Winter Storm Watch in Effect

Winter Storm Watch in Effect

Alert: Winter storm watch in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon for Calvert and St. Mary’s County. The national weather service in Baltimore md/Washington has issued a winter storm watch, which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. Precipitation type – snow, possibly heavy at times. Accumulations – snowfall totals over...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Two Upcoming Winter Storms

State Highway Administration Prepares for Two Upcoming Winter Storms

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is warning motorists that travelling, starting late Friday and continuing into early Saturday, may be extremely hazardous. A storm system is moving toward the State and precipitation could include, snow, sleet and/or freezing rain from late this afternoon through mid-day Saturday. A second system is predicted to follow...
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2015 Visitors Guide Shows Why Calvert County is the “Charm of the Chesapeake”

2015 Visitors Guide Shows Why Calvert County is the “Charm of the Chesapeake”

The 2015 Calvert County Visitors Guide is now available. Use the Visitors Guide to find information on shopping, restaurants and visitor attractions like Breezy Point Beach & Campground, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the Patuxent Wine Trail and many other places of interest. The guide...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Catch Oyster Poachers

Maryland Natural Resources Police Catch Oyster Poachers

Armed with their newest enforcement tool, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers Friday morning pierced a blanket of fog to nab a waterman illegally harvesting oysters from a state sanctuary in Somerset County. Officers were on patrol in the Tangier Sound, monitoring the radar capability of the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network (MLEIN), when they...
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Breaking and Making: Computer Coding for Tweens Thursday, March 5th 6:30-8:00 pm

Breaking and Making: Computer Coding for Tweens Thursday, March 5th 6:30-8:00 pm

Ever wonder how computers know how to do all the cool things they do? What if you were the one telling a computer what to do? Coding is the key! Join us at Calvert Library for a fun evening of breaking and making computer code! Garrison LeMasters, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Program in...
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The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces the Passing of Lieutenant William (Bill) Soper

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces the Passing of Lieutenant William (Bill) Soper

It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of Lieutenant William (Bill) Soper. Lt. Soper was a beloved member of our agency and will be greatly missed. Please consider keeping Lt. Soper’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace, Lt. Soper. __ Lieutenant William...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Lexi

Wednesday’s Pet is Lexi

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/21/15 is Lexi Featured Pet: Lexi Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Golden/Lab Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Lexi is a beautiful 5-year-old Golden/Lab Mix looking for a forever family or a foster home until she finds her family. She is...
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Southern Maryland Young Marines to Hold Recruit Training

Southern Maryland Young Marines to Hold Recruit Training

The Young Marines is a youth service and education program for youth ages 8-18. The program focuses on instilling the core values of Leadership, Discipline and Teamwork in its members. The Young Marines are committed to setting the example of a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and the program is the cornerstone of the Marine Corps’...
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Governor’s Commission Develops Definition of Agri-Tourism

Governor’s Commission Develops Definition of Agri-Tourism

The Governor’s Intergovernmental Commission on Agriculture (GICA) has developed a suggested definition of “agri-tourism” to help guide counties and local zoning and permitting agencies when dealing with agricultural operations. A GICA workgroup developed the definition after both farmers and local government officials expressed confusion over what type of farming activity and operation constitutes an...
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North Beach Man Arrested for Running From Police While on Drugs

North Beach Man Arrested for Running From Police While on Drugs

On January 15, 2015 at 9:42 a.m. Deputy S. Rediker of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a reckless driver traveling northbound on Md. Route 4 near Ward Road in Dunkirk. Deputy Rediker located the suspect vehicle passing Lyons Creek Road and observed the vehicle make a sudden lane change...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 1/21/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 1/21/15

During the week of January 12 through January 18 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,341 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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Weather Could Affect Morning and Evening Rush Hours on Wednesday

Weather Could Affect Morning and Evening Rush Hours on Wednesday

Another work week is underway – along with another forecast for potential snow during rush hour. The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) urges motorists to closely monitor weather forecasts as meteorologists predict snow during the Wednesday morning and/or evening commutes. Current forecasts say precipitation could begin early to mid-morning, impacting the early rush hour....
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UPDATE: High Speed Chase Across County Lines Ends with Vehicle Overturned Down an Embankment

UPDATE: High Speed Chase Across County Lines Ends with Vehicle Overturned Down an Embankment

UPDATE 1/20/15 Calvert County Sheriff’s Office press release: On January 18 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Cpl. A. Moschetto Calvert County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 4 in the area of Calvert Cliff’s State Park at a high rate of speed. Upon catching up to the vehicle which was...
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Calvert Memorial Hospital CEO Announces Retirement in 2015

Calvert Memorial Hospital CEO Announces Retirement in 2015

James Xinis, president and CEO of Calvert Memorial Hospital and Calvert Health System has said he plans to retire Feb. 28, 2015 after 27 years of service at the helm. His departure caps a distinguished career in healthcare administration that has spanned four decades. “I’ve been privileged and honored to work alongside some of...
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