Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Texting Law Takes Effect

New Texting Law Takes Effect

Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced Maryland reached a record low number of victims killed in traffic collisions in 2010 – 496 fatalities.  The previous low was in 2009 with 550 people lost, a nine percent decrease. “The efforts of law enforcement, educational outreach and better engineering to reduce fatalities on our roads have achieved positive results,”...
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World Habitat Day Donation Drive

World Habitat Day Donation Drive

In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, St. Nicholas Lutheran Church, located at 1450 Plum Point Rd. Huntingtown, Md.,  is holding a donation drop off on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Donations of home improvement goods, like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances will be accepted to help...
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Cherry Cove Hospitality, LLC New Management Company for Island Inn & Suites

Cherry Cove Hospitality, LLC is the new management company for the Island Inn & Suites and the Island Bar & Grill (also known as “The Old Evans Restaurant”) on St. George Island. The endeavor is a result of the ownership of the property by Old Line Bank, and the need for an experienced management...
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Women Using Butcher Knife, Broom Arrested for Assault

Women Using Butcher Knife, Broom Arrested for Assault

St. Mary’s County Police have arrested the following people on assault charges: First Degree Assault On September 29, 2011, at approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Torino Drive in California, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Ivee Cai, 41 of California, Maryland, engaged in a verbal altercation with...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following people on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 5:25pm, Tpr. E.  T. Reuschling served a Bench Warrant (T3-15147) on Kenneth Thomas Gunning, 55, of Waldorf. The warrant was issued with an original charge of Attempted Theft Less Than...
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Loffler Center’s Grand Re-Opening

Loffler Center’s Grand Re-Opening

 After more than a year and a half, the Loffler Senior Activity Center has been repaired, reopened for business following a ribbon cutting attended by local dignitaries, commissioners and citizens of St. Mary’s County on Thursday, Sept. 29. The Center is located at 21905 Chancellor’s Run Road, at the Chancellor’s Run Regional Park in...
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Veteran’s Day Parade Entries Now Being Accepted

Salute America’s Veterans!  Registration is now open for marching units, individuals and organizations wishing to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown!  Parade entries can include marching units, floats, bands, schools, scouts, clubs, cheerleaders, bikes, vintage cars, horses or other entries! The parade will begin at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 11...
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Firefighters Battle Apartment Blaze

Firefighters Battle Apartment Blaze

 On Thursday, Sept. 29 around 1:30 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and Hollywood VFD along with the Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to report of a commercial building fire located at the Fox Chase Apartment Complex in Great Mills. Crews arrived on the scene at 45955 Fox Chase Drive to Apt. #13 to discover...
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Child Safety, Wellness Fair Oct. 8

Child Safety, Wellness Fair Oct. 8

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Civista Health will be sponsoring a Child Safety & Wellness Fair at the St. Charles Town Center in Waldorf on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The event offers car seat inspections, bicycle & helmet safety checks, K-9 demonstrations, radar speedball pitching, fire truck and...
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SHA Moves Forward with Plans for MD 234 Temporary Bridge

In response to the heavy rains that washed out a portion of MD 234 (Budds Creek Road) three weeks ago, the State Highway Administration (SHA) will install a temporary bridge over Allens Fresh Run east of US 301 in Charles County.  The temporary structure will be approximately 100 feet long and have two 12-foot...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECT/STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED: On Sept. 22 at 12:44 p.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Jacqueline Way in Bryans Road for a burglary that just occurred. The victim reported he arrived home and noticed his house had just been broken...
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Enjoy A Triple-Play of Fun at Calvert’s 2011 Farm Tour

Enjoy A Triple-Play of Fun at Calvert’s 2011 Farm Tour

Get to know Calvert County’s rural community by spending the day on three working farms. The 14th annual Farm Tour takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. It promises to be a great family outing with special activities and educational opportunities at these local...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police are investigating the following incidents: Assault On September 28, 2011 at approximately 8:30 p.m. deputies responded to a residence on Fox Ridge Road in Lexington Park, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Deputy Flerlage responded to the scene and made contact with the victim.  Investigation revealed Ryan Christopher Conyers,...
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Sex Offender Violates Probation

Sex Offender Violates Probation

On September 28, 2011, Detectives from the St. Mary’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations Special Victim’s Unit apprehended registered sex offender Eric Jon Okrasinski, age 42, at his residence in Mechanicsville on a violation of probation warrant. The warrant was being held by the Division of Corrections and the defendant was transported to the Maryland...
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Local Liquor Store Sells to Underage Decoy

On Sept. 17 at 9:35 p.m,. an underage decoy was sent into several business establishments that hold liquor licenses with the intent to purchase alcoholic beverages.  The decoy was sent into five establishments and all but one of the clerks refused to sell alcoholic beverages to the underage decoy. The decoy first entered Dunkirk...
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Crack Cocaine Dealer Arrested

Crack Cocaine Dealer Arrested

 Thomas Elwood Barber, 51 of Lexington Park, was reported to be selling “Crack Cocaine” in a Lexington Park neighborhood. Undercover purchases of “Crack Cocaine” were made and detectives presented the cases to the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury. Arrest warrants were issued and Suspect Barber was arrested. He is being held without bond.
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Emergency Alert Siren Test Oct. 3

Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at 12 p.m. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Lusby Change the World CROP Hunger Walk to be held Oct. 15

Looking to make a difference in these trying times, the Lusby Change the World CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Saturday, October 15 beginning at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 8:00 a.m. and walk about a mile. While short, the walk is a journey into learning about the ravages of hunger in our community...
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CSM Deadline for Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, Nov. 30

Students, Recent Alumni Pursue Up To $30,000 in Transfer Aid The College of Southern Maryland has opened the nomination process for students and recent alumni for The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships. Through an initiative, called the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, the private foundation will award up to $30,000 annually per recipient to help...
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Don’t Miss Sotterley WineFest Oct. 1, 2

Don’t Miss Sotterley WineFest Oct. 1, 2

Sotterley Plantation will celebrate the best of Maryland in the breathtaking setting of this National Historic Landmark at Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2011 on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, noon until 6:00 p.m. both days. For two days, guests will have the chance to taste the offerings from over two dozen Maryland...
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Bozick Distributors Donates Dream Seats

Bozick Distributors Donates Dream Seats

Bozick Distributors, Inc., a Calvert Marine Museum supporter for over 16 years, donated and raffled four front row seats to each of the museum’s 2012 concerts. “These four seats are the best in the house and we were happy to again sponsor the raffle to help the museum raise money needed to continue preserving...
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Get Vaccinated: St. Mary’s Flu Clinic Schedule

A good way to keep you and the people around you protected against the seasonal flu this year is to get vaccinated and the St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections staff is making it easy for you to do so.  Health Connections staff will administer seasonal flu shots at various locations throughout the county beginning...
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EMALS Successfully Launches E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

EMALS Successfully Launches E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

The U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, EMALS, test team launched an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the full-size shipboard-representative test site in Lakehurst, N.J. “These successful E-2D launches continue to reaffirm my confidence in the EMALS program,” said Capt. James Donnelly, Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Office, PMA-251, program manager. “Each...
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CSM Golf Classic Raises $42,000 for Scholarships

CSM Golf Classic Raises $42,000 for Scholarships

Community members from around Southern Maryland swung into action for a good cause in August—the College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s Platinum Anniversary Golf Classic at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club. “Over the past 20 years, this tournament has become a signature event for the college,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. This year,...
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Local Fishing Report: Rockfish Galore

Local Fishing Report: Rockfish Galore

We have endured 30 days of earthquake, hurricane, tropical storm, eternal gloom, overcast and rain. Is there good news here? Yes! There are rockfish galore in the mouth of the Patuxent, up the Patuxent and in the Bay from Point No Point to Point Lookout. Rockfish are caught daily and at night at Myrtle...
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