Monthly Archives: March 2012

Col. David W. Saxton, 90

Col. David W. Saxton, 90

Col. David W. Saxton, 90, died of natural causes on March 30, 2012 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born in Holton, Michigan, David attended a one-room schoolhouse. After graduating as class valedictorian, he received a scholarship to Hope College in Holland Michigan. In his junior year, he joined the army and finished his degree in...
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Sotterley’s14th Annual Plant Sale, FREE Plant Exchange

Sotterley’s14th Annual Plant Sale, FREE Plant Exchange

Celebrating the 14th Annual Plant Sale and Free Plant Exchange with something NEW - an extra day! April 28 & 29th, 2012 Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday from Noon – 3:00 p.m. The popularity of this event has grown significantly over the years and the dedicated Sotterley Garden Guild has just announced that they...
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Charles County to Host 11th Annual Heritage Bike Ride

Charles County to Host 11th Annual Heritage Bike Ride

Don’t miss out on a great day of biking through beautiful Western Charles County! Riders age 16 and older are invited to join us on Saturday, May 19, 7:30 a.m. -3 p.m., for a scenic ride beginning at Nanjemoy Community Center. The Center is located at 4375 Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy.  Resident Fee:...
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Donate Your Clean, Reusable Material to Annmarie Garden

Donate Your Clean, Reusable Material to Annmarie Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) is seeking your clean, reusable waste for use in their new artLAB in quantities of 15 or more.  Annmarie Garden is looking for surplus, discontinued, and scrap materials.  Office supplies, paper goods, packaging materials, textiles, appliances, wooden materials, plastics, and more are welcome.  For an exhaustive...
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Celebrate April in Calvert County

Celebrate April in Calvert County

April arrives with the promise of warmer days as nature greets spring with an explosion of color. In Calvert County, it brings museum adventures, outdoor celebrations and plenty of family-friendly fun. Through August 31 Home Tweet Home: Art for the Birds Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 • www.annmariegarden.org...
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George Frederick Darney, IV, 58,

George Frederick Darney, IV, 58, of California, MD., died on March 27, 2012 at his residence.  Born on June 19, 1953 in Clinton, MD, he was the son of the late Vera Mae and George Frederick Darney, IV. George is survived by his sisters:  Susan Trossbach of Leonardtown, MD., Linda Zimmerman of Amherst, VA,...
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Demolition Crews Find Time Capsule at Calvert High School

Demolition Crews Find Time Capsule at Calvert High School

During the demolition of the old Calvert High/Calvert Middle School, the crew discovered a time capsule in the cornerstone dated 1947 and was apparently placed there sometime in 1948, about the time the school was finished being constructed. Inside the box was a timeline on the struggle to build a new high school for...
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12th Annual Taste of Solomons March 31

12th Annual Taste of Solomons March 31

The Solomons Business Association hosts the 12th annual Taste of Solomons event on Saturday, March 31 from 11 am to 4 pm. Taste of Solomons is a one-day food festival showcasing the many wonderful places to eat in this lovely waterfront community. Food and drink tickets are only $4 each, and are available for...
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War of 1812 and Star-Spangled 200 Joint Effort

War of 1812 and Star-Spangled 200 Joint Effort

An Executive Order issued on September 8, 2007 by Governor Martin O’Malley, created the Bicentennial Commission for Maryland’s part in the War of 1812. Multi-year cultural tourism and educational programs have been planned. In 2005, Congress amended the National Trails System Act to designate the Star-Spangles Banner Trail in Maryland,Virginia and the District of...
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Weekend Nightlife March 30 – April 1

Weekend Nightlife March 30 – April 1

Ready for the weekend? Band, DJ or Karaoke?  Southern Maryland News Net’s Entertainment Guide has it all! Check out the hottest bands at your local bar, club and/or restaurant. Friday, March 30 Island Bar & Crab House: Shuckin’ Country Ruddy Duck: Stephanie Williams Band Anthony’s Bar and Grill: Legal Action Band (Classic Rock) Blue...
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Over 6,500 Packs of Cigarettes Seized in Smuggling Crackdown

Over 6,500 Packs of Cigarettes Seized in Smuggling Crackdown

Continuing in his efforts to aggressively crackdown on cigarette smuggling through strong partnerships with local and state law enforcement agencies, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced March, 29 that agents from his Field Enforcement Division, working closely with the Maryland State Police (MSP), confiscated more than 6,500 packs of the contraband cigarettes. In addition to seizing...
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Southern Maryland Hospital to Enter Strategic Partnership

Southern Maryland Hospital to Enter Strategic Partnership

Southern Maryland Hospital Center has begun discussions to partner with a regional health system as part of its mission to serve the 800,000 citizens of Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties. Aligning with a regional hospital system will give Southern Maryland Hospital Center, which is privately owned, access to additional resources to...
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Pedestrian Struck in Lexington Park

Pedestrian Struck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, March 29 at 3:50 p.m., police and rescue were dispatched to report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 46200 block of Corporate Way in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a pedestrian struck in the area of the Navy Federal Credit Union. One female patient was flown by...
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UPDATE: Bear Creek BBQ Up in Smoke

UPDATE: Bear Creek BBQ Up in Smoke

UPDATE 7 p.m. Fire and rescue crews were dispatched to Bear Creek BBQ located in the 21000 block of Point Lookout Road in Callaway on Thursday, March 29 around 3:45 p.m. Crews arrived on scene to discover heavy smoke coming from the dwelling. After several minutes of firefighting operations the roof caved in. No...
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Large Underage Drinking Party Bust

Large Underage Drinking Party Bust

On February 4, 2012 at 6:34 p.m. Sheriff Mike Evans and members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 665 Patuxent Reach Drive, Prince Frederick,  for a report of an underage drinking party. Upon arrival Sheriff Evans, Cpl. Libby and F/Sgt. Payne made contact with a juvenile, who appeared to be intoxicated, in...
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Student Charged with Intent to Distribute on School Property

Student Charged with Intent to Distribute on School Property

On March 22 at 8:20 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource officer assigned to North Point High School located 2500 Davis Road in Waldorf, received information from a Crime Solvers tip about a student possibly involved in suspicious activity on an athletic field outside of the school. Officers investigated and found the teen in...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: On March 28 at 3:45 p.m., officers responded to the 15000 block of Bassford Road in Waldorf after the homeowners observed a gray or silver colored minivan parked outside their detached garage. One of the occupants, described as a white male with blonde hair,...
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Captain Steven Hall Graduates FBI National Academy

Captain Steven Hall Graduates FBI National Academy

On March 16, 2012 two hundred fifty seven  law enforcement officers from forty eight  states and 26 countries graduated the 248th Session of the FBI’s National Academy. Captain Steven Hall, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, was a member of the graduating class. “Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Northrup Grumman Systems Corp., Electronic Systems Sector, Land and Self Protection Systems Division, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $25,500,000 to procure 110 sensors, 200 upgraded processors, and associated technical data in support of the Advanced Threat...
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SecDef: U.S. Remains Committed to F-35 program

SecDef: U.S. Remains Committed to F-35 program

by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service (AFPS) — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta reaffirmed March 27, the Defense Department’s commitment to the F-35 joint strike fighter program and to ensuring it remains within the defense strategy’s budget. The secretary spoke at a news conference following a meeting with...
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EPA Recognizes SMECO as 2012 Partner of the Year

EPA Recognizes SMECO as 2012 Partner of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering information and services to its customers to increase energy efficiency. SMECO’s accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington,...
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Baseball to Bloom on April 16

Baseball to Bloom on April 16

With the start of the baseball season inching closer and closer, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are preparing for Spring Training for a third year in a row at Regency Furniture Stadium to get ready for the 2012 season. Highlighting the Blue Crabs spring training schedule are five exhibition games including two at home....
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Plan Maryland Affecting Local Government

Plan Maryland Affecting Local Government

On December 19, 2011 Governor Martin O’Malley signed an executive order, Plan Maryland, stripping local governments of their zoning and land use power. Before that, local elected officials were accountable to local voters, deciding when, where and how much new development would take place in their county. Officials also told the state where to build...
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Warriors in Training

Warriors in Training

Getting fit is more fun when exercises are varied and you are joined by likeminded people—or as in the case of Rodrekia Johnson of Nanjemoy—joined by fellow warriors in training for the Warrior Dash to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Johnson, who is studying to be a phlebotomy technician at the College of...
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Maureen Frederick Honored as April Employee 2012

Maureen Frederick Honored as April Employee 2012

Maureen Frederick works as an Administrative Aide to the Calvert Board of County Commissioners and was nominated as the April Employee for 2012. She is being recognized for her dedication, diligence and commitment to excellence. While Maureen’s supervisor was out on a medical issue for approximately sixteen weeks, she stepped up and prepared the...
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