Monthly Archives: December 2011

Update: Fatal Victim Identified from Patuxent Beach and Route 4 Crash

Update: Fatal Victim Identified from Patuxent Beach and Route 4 Crash

UPDATE 8:45 p.m. On December 30, 2011 at approximately 2:47 p.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle, motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation reveals a 1991 Mercury Cougar, operated by Ali Christine Morrison, 39 of Drayden, Md., was traveling southbound on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of South Patuxent Beach Road in California, Md. Several...
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Take a Dip: 2012 North Beach Polar Bear Plunge

Take a Dip: 2012 North Beach Polar Bear Plunge

On New Year’s Day, thousands will watch from the shores of North Beach and along the boardwalk in Calvert County as hundreds of brave folks strip down for an invigorati​ng swim in the frigid waters of the Chesapeake​ Bay! 2012 Polar Bear Plunge Sponsored by the Town of North Beach Rain . Snow . Shine When: January...
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New Year’s Eve Party Central

New Year’s Eve Party Central

Looking to ring in the New Year right? Here is a list of some of the hottest events taking place around Southern Maryland for New Year’s Eve 2012. New Year’s Eve Party Central St. Mary’s County Cadillac Jacks: DJ Steadyrockin Cryer’s Back Road Inn: Too Many Mikes NYE Party Hollywood VFD- NYE Blowout Bash Island...
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A Healthy Resolution for the New Year

A Healthy Resolution for the New Year

If losing weight is among your New Year’s resolutions, the Fit & Healthy St. Mary’s Coalition has some tips that can help you keep your resolve. The group, led by St. Mary’s Hospital’s Health Connections, promotes three simple lifestyle changes to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Simply remember to Eat Right,...
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Donald E. Dibble, “Donnie”, 63

Donald E. Dibble, “Donnie”, 63, of St. Leonard, MD passed away on December 28, 2011 in University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. He was born on March 24, 1948 in Potsdam, NY to the late Margaret Colbert and James A. Dibble. Donnie worked for JJ Magnolia Mechanical Contractors in the Washington, DC area for...
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St. Mary’s Awarded for Medication Reconciliation Excellence

The Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care (DFMC), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland, awarded a 2011 Delmarva Foundation Medication Reconciliation Excellence Award to St. Mary’s Hospital. St. Mary’s is one of five hospitals in Maryland to win the award. “The recipients of the 2011 Excellence award for Medication Reconciliation have successfully helped patients...
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The Front Porch Restaurant Review

The Front Porch Restaurant Review

Several people had told me about a restaurant located on the square in Leonardtown and asked me if I had eaten there. Since I had not, I decided to go have lunch with a couple of friends. The Front Porch turned out to be a charming Italianate style house with a Queen Anne turret,...
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Bluegrass at its Finest: The Boxcars Jan. 29

Bluegrass at its Finest: The Boxcars Jan. 29

Just 24 months ago, the name “The Boxcars” meant nothing. Two years later the name is synonymous with the five guys that make up this ground breaking band.  They don’t sound like anyone else.  And yet they capture the excitement of the seminal bands that preceded them in the genre and combine it with...
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David John Ligay, 65

David John Ligay, 65

David John Ligay, 65, of Dunkirk, MD passed away December 26, 2011 at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore, MD as a result of a fall that occurred at his residence. He was born March 16, 1946 in Yonkers, NY to Alma (Ballas) and Alexander J. Ligay.   David was preceded in...
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Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 29

Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 29

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $1,122,306,649 not-to-exceed undefinitized modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0005).  A total of $358,597,078 is being obligated at time of award.  The contract includes both fixed price incentive and...
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Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 28

Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 28

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally on Dec. 28: Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $485,000,000 not-to-exceed cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0002).  A total of $131,500,000 is being obligated at time of award.  This modification provides the F-35...
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Baby Ava Update

Baby Ava Update

Baby Ava Update Dec. 28, 2011 According to family members, baby Ava had an MRI on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the results of the MRI were mostly inconclusive. “So while we did not get positive news the family is still very hopeful and praying to get some good news in...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick have arrested the following people for DUI: Richard B. Childs,  40 of North Beach, was arrested on Dec. 22, at 6:27 p.m. by MD TFC B. Sorenson Anthony J. Lapera, 53 of Lusby, was arrested on Dec. 23 at 11:53 p.m. by MD TPR J. Oles Wassem Albacha,...
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Pax River Raiders Announce Spring Registration

Pax River Raiders Announce Spring Registration

The Pax River Raiders announce Spring Programs: Online registration is open now at www.paxriverraiders.org for the following Spring Programs: – Spring Tackle Football ages 5-15. Program Registration is $60 per child. Walk In Registration will be Saturday, January 14 at Wal-Mart in California, Md., from noon til 5 p.m. Interested Coaches please attend the...
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Daisy D. Anderson, 52

Daisy D. Anderson, 52

Daisy D. Anderson, 52, of La Plata, also known as “Dee Dee” to her family and friends, passed away at home with family at her side on December 27, 2011. Dee Dee is preceded in death by her father; Fred F. Racey, Sr. She is survived by her mother; June M. Mattingly Racey. Husband;...
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Patricia Marie Jones, 72

Patricia Marie Jones, 72

Patricia Marie Jones, 72, of Lexington Park, MD, formerly of Huntingtown, MD passed away on December 25, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. She was born on January 13, 1939 in Annapolis, MD to the late Wallace Reid and Helen Olsen Caldwell. She worked as a nursing assistant at Calvert County Nursing Center...
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O’Donnell Files Congressional Candidacy in Annapolis

O’Donnell Files Congressional Candidacy in Annapolis

Tony O’Donnell, Republican Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, filed his candidacy for Maryland’s fifth Congressional District on Tuesday, Dec. 27 with the State Board of Elections in Annapolis. O’Donnell, who represents portions of Calvert and St. Mary’s counties in the House of Delegates, announced his congressional candidacy in a video statement on December...
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Marine Colonel Takes on New Duties Leading Naval Test Wing Atlantic

Marine Colonel Takes on New Duties Leading Naval Test Wing Atlantic

  Marine Col. Roger Cordell, right, Naval Test Wing Atlantic’s new commander, accepts the command flag from the wing’s Command Senior Chief Timothy McKinley, left, during a ceremony Dec. 21 at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Cordell replaced Navy Capt. Thomas Huff, center, who retired. (U.S. Navy photo) Punctuated with 15 booming...
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State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Burglary and Theft:  On 12/18/11 at 12:43 pm, Trooper First Class Saucerman responded to the 800 block of Cove Point Rd. in Lusby for a reported burglary and theft.  A shed was broken into and a set of chrome rims and tires from...
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Trooper Struck While Attempting to Apprehend Theft Suspect

Trooper Struck While Attempting to Apprehend Theft Suspect

On Dec. 19, 2011 at 03:25 p.m., Trooper Smith was off-duty at the Wal-Mart store in Prince Frederick when he observed store employees accosting a theft suspect. The suspect fled on foot and Tpr. Smith chased him across the parking lot to the Wendy’s restaurant.  The suspect entered his vehicle and pulled away.  While doing so,...
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Lauding Retirees and a Proclamation at BOCC

Lauding Retirees and a Proclamation at BOCC

 Dwight Williams, Natural Resources Division Chief, was honored with a proclamation by the Calvert County Commissioners. Mr. Williams is retiring on December 30th after 35 years of service. He started as the Naturalist Preserve Manager on January 17, 1977 and became Natural Resources Chief on February 28, 1986. He has been instrumental in educating,...
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A Conversation with St. Mary’s County Sheriff, Timothy K. Cameron

A Conversation with St. Mary’s County Sheriff, Timothy K. Cameron

Whenever possible, Southern Maryland News Net interviews a Southern Maryland person of interest. This week’s interview and conversation was with St. Mary’s County Sheriff, Timothy K. Cameron. In the conversation topics related to crime prevention, increased policing efforts and much more were covered. The following is Part 1 of that conversation. Look for Part...
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Area Arby’s Restaurants Closed Due to Tough Economy

Area Arby’s Restaurants Closed Due to Tough Economy

On Friday, Dec. 23, after what is believed to a series of negotiations between local franchise holders and KBK Holdings, all area Arby’s Restaurants were closed. According to a communiqué received by Arby’s employees and managers from the local restaurant owners, “Due to financial difficulties brought on by the economy we have been forced...
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New President and Vice President for the BOCC

New President and Vice President for the BOCC

As the year comes to an end, the Calvert County Commissioners held elections for President and Vice President of their board. .Commissioner Slaughenhoupt nominated current Commissioner President Shaw. Asking for a second and hearing none, Commissioner Shaw seconded her nomination. She then explained why she believed she should continue in her role as President....
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ALERT: Emergency Services Phones Out of Service

ALERT: Emergency Services Phones Out of Service

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services would like to notify citizens that the phone system at the Emergency Services administrative building (10425 Audie Lane, La Plata) will be out of service on Wednesday December 28, due to scheduled maintenance. This maintenance will not affect 9-1-1 service; residents should call 9-1-1 in the event...
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