Monthly Archives: January 2012

Calvert County Employees Recognized

Calvert County Employees Recognized

Almost 300 Calvert County employees were honored on Jan. 24, for going above and beyond during the days before and after Hurricane Irene. Each Department head went to the podium and called the names of their employees to come forward and accept a token of appreciation. These Departments were the Board of County Commissioners, Circuit...
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Choosing Your Income Tax Preparer

Choosing Your Income Tax Preparer

New paid preparer regulations which include registration with the IRS, testing by the IRS and continuing education will affect 350,000 paid income tax return preparers beginning in 2012.  Previously there were no minimum education requirements, no testing, and no continuing education requirements for someone to prepare income tax returns for a fee. Effective 1/1/12,...
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Kindergarten Registration to be Held

Kindergarten Registration to be Held

The St. Mary’s County Public School System is pleased to announce that registration will begin on April 11, 2012, for children entering kindergarten for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  Under current Maryland law, kindergarten attendance is mandatory for all children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2012.  Parent(s)/Guardian(s)...
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Firefighters Battle Trailer Fire in Lexington Park

Firefighters Battle Trailer Fire in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, Jan. 31 around 12:30 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and the NAS Patuxent River were alerted to report of a house fire in Lexington Park. Fire crews responded to the blaze in the 46400 block of Chapman Drive to discover a kitchen fire in a trailer. All of the occupants were able to escape...
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SMECO Partners with Crime Solvers to Solve Copper Theft

SMECO Partners with Crime Solvers to Solve Copper Theft

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has teamed up with Crime Solvers of Charles County to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of individuals stealing copper wire from the electric distribution system in Southern Maryland. The economic slowdown has increased the occurrences of copper theft throughout...
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SoMd Divers Dive Against Debris

SoMd Divers Dive Against Debris

Local scuba divers and Southern Maryland Divers, LLC will Dive Against Debris on Sunday February, 26 at Driftwood Beach in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates in Lusby. As part of Southern Maryland Divers commitment to protecting the ocean, trained divers not only remove underwater debris such as plastic bags, glass and plastic bottles, fishing line...
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Adult Softball Leagues Announced

Adult Softball Leagues Announced

The Charles County Department of Public Works will hold registration for the upcoming Adult Softball League from Monday, February 27, through Friday, March 16, 2012. League play will start the week of April 22 at Laurel Springs Park and White Plains Park. Teams may register at the Department of Public Works (1001 Radio Station...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $41,090,719 ceiling priced modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0061) to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems. These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infrared imagery...
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Animal Shelter to Feature My Furry Valentine

Animal Shelter to Feature My Furry Valentine

Forget flowers and boxes of candy … come to the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville to pick out your very own “furry valentine.” The Tri-County Animal Shelter will be holding the “My Furry Valentine” adoption event from February 11 through February 29. Come adopt a new pet for a sweetheart of a deal! Cats...
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NAVAIR, Partners Announce Groundwork for Software apps ‘Store’

NAVAIR, Partners Announce Groundwork for Software apps ‘Store’

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md–  NAVAIR announced Jan. 30, 2012  it is working with multiple sponsors to establish guidelines to support the migration of avionics software applications across DoD aviation platforms. The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Technical Standard will enhance the U.S. military aviation community’s ability to address issues of limited...
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Susan Ann Miller, 56

Susan Ann Miller, 56

Susan Ann Miller, 56 of Lusby, MD passed away on January 29, 2012 at Georgetown University Hospital. She was born on September 14, 1955 in Charleston, WV to the late Hartsel Hayes and Elenita Miller. Susan married Roy Miller in Warren, Michigan and loved to play bingo and be with her family. She is...
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The #1 Small Business Marketing Mistake – Part 2

The #1 Small Business Marketing Mistake – Part 2

The Number One Small Business Marketing Mistake – Part 2 by Chris Ripley Last week I talked about the number one small business marketing mistake – failure to have a strategic and tactical marketing plan – and I concentrated on the strategic marketing plan. This week I’ll focus on the tactical plan. If you...
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21st Annual Senior Prom

21st Annual Senior Prom

The 21st Annual Senior Prom will be held Friday, March 16, from 6-9 p.m., at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. Our 2012 Night on the High Seas will take you on a romantic cruise through music, dancing, decorations, and more. A light buffet, catered by the Greater Waldorf Jaycees, will be served. Everyone...
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Forrest Center to Host 13th Annual Tech Expo

Forrest Center to Host 13th Annual Tech Expo

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center will host its thirteenth annual Forrest Tech Center Expo, Thursday, February 9, 2012, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the school site located at 24005 Point Lookout Road, directly across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland. The purpose of the Forrest Tech Center Expo is...
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School Closing Text Messages

School Closing Text Messages

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is using a new notification system that allows parents to sign up to receive e-mails and/or text messages when schools are closed, delayed or closing early due to inclement weather. The Charles County Citizen Notification System (CNS) is a free service that allows citizens to receive timely notifications about...
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Richard William Nueslein, Sr., 80

Richard William Nueslein, Sr., 80

Richard William Nueslein, Sr., 80 of Hollywood, MD and formerly of Clinton, MD passed away on January 27, 2012 at his residence.  Born on November 1, 1931 in Washington, DC he was the son of the late Frederick William and Mamie Virginia Nueslein.  Richard was the loving husband of Henriettta Virginia Sweeney Nueslein whom he...
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Letter to the Editor: Who is Fighting for the U.S. Constitution?

Which of our Congressional Maryland representatives are fighting to support the Freedom of Religion in the U.S. Constitution?  The quick answer is none of them. In a letter to Catholic Priest in the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Wuerl stated the following “On January 20, 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human Services...
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Calvert County Police Blotter

Calvert County Police Blotter

During the week of January 23 through January 29 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,461 calls for service throughout the community.  The following incidents are being investigated: Theft from Vehicle   Unknown suspect(s) stole a wallet from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home on Deer Chase Lane in Chesapeake...
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Underage Drunk Driver Wrecks Vehicle: Drugs Found

Underage Drunk Driver Wrecks Vehicle: Drugs Found

On January 26 at 2:27 a.m., Calvert County DFC A. Woodford responded to the scene of a single motor vehicle crash at Bayside Road and Breezy Point Road in Chesapeake Beach. The driver, identified as Ashley Shae Donaldson, 19 of Chesapeake Beach, who was not injured, was found to be in possession of suspected...
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Joseph “Elwood” Cusic, Sr., 94

Joseph “Elwood” Cusic, Sr., 94

Joseph “Elwood” Cusic, Sr. 94 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on January 28, 2012 at The Village of Taylor Farms in Bushwood, MD He was preceded in death by his wife, Elvie Ann Wood Cusic; son, Joseph Elwood “Teenie” Cusic, Jr., sisters, Catherine Raley, Theresa Raley and Yvonne Wood; brother James Cusic and son-in-law,...
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Troy Bennett Moore, 19

Troy Bennett Moore, 19

Troy Bennett Moore, 19, of California, MD, died on January 25, 2012 in California, MD. Born  on September 30, 1992 in Leonardtown, MD,  he was the son of Crystal Lee Moore of Lexington Park, MD,  Timothy Bennett Moore and step-mother Carolyn Moore of California, MD.  Troy is survived by his siblings; Amy Myers, Jennifer...
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Utility Permit Fees and Civil Citations Public Hearings

Utility Permit Fees and Civil Citations Public Hearings

Calvert County’s Department of Public Works oversees all utility permit requests within the county’s right- of- way. The county has never charged any fees associated with the issuing of these permits. The department would like to issue fees to cover costs associated with issuing these permits. The costs incurred are reviewing plans and applications,...
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Mechanicsville Optimist 27th Annual Fantasy Night

Mechanicsville Optimist 27th Annual Fantasy Night

Mechanicsville Optimist Clubl with host it’s 27th annual Fantasy Night n March 10, 2012 at the Mechanicsville VFD’s Social Hall located at 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville MD. There is only 200 tickets sold at $110.00 per ticket, each ticket admits 2 people or a couple to the event. Your tickets enters you in the...
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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: Stolen Vehicle Registration Sticker:  On 1/22/12 at 11:54 p.m., Trooper First Class Saucerman stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 231 at Sea Gull Beach Road in Prince Frederick.  Discrepancies were noted in the vehicle’s Florida registration and investigation revealed that the...
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HAZMAT Crews Responding to Overturned Dump Truck

HAZMAT Crews Responding to Overturned Dump Truck

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an overturned dump truck in Leonardtown. Police and fire were dispatched to report of an overturned vehicle around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the 42900 block of Heritage Drive and Route 5 in the area of Wilderness Run. Crews arrived on scene...
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