Monthly Archives: September 2012

Accident Sends One to Jail and Another to the Hospital

Accident Sends One to Jail and Another to the Hospital

On Sunday, September 30, at approximately 4:50 pm,  police and emergency units responded to Medleys Neck Road, just south of White Point Road, for a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Investigation revealed a Chevrolet Suburban left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The SUV then rolled over and came to...
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American Indian Heritage Day Returns to JPPM

American Indian Heritage Day Returns to JPPM

Back and better than ever, American Indian Heritage Day returning to Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum on Saturday, October 13 from 11am-4pm. Get a glimpse of life along the Chesapeake Bay area as it was over 500 years ago. Come experience traditional and modern interpretations of this rich cultural heritage as JPPM invites you...
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JPPM’s New Exhibit Over & Undergarments & Accessories

JPPM’s New Exhibit Over & Undergarments & Accessories

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum has a new temporary exhibit “Over and Under Accessories and Undergarments of the early 19th century. The exhibit will be open Wednesdays through Sundays through October 17, 2012 from 10am to 5pm and it is FREE.   This brand new, temporary exhibit features original pieces that went under or...
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Calvert Commissioners Bid Farewell

Calvert Commissioners Bid Farewell

The Calvert Board of County Commissioners bid farewell to Brendan Sweeney, Chairman of the Calvert County Environmental Commission after 18 years of dedicated service. He was Chairman for 14 of those years, leading the Commission in their role of advisor to the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, and Department of Community Planning and...
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The Most Dangerous Part of Most Marylanders’ Day: DRIVING

The Most Dangerous Part of Most Marylanders’ Day: DRIVING

Maryland State Highway Administration and Partners Join National Drive Safely Work Week Program; Help Provide Drivers Keys to Safe Driving It is a frightening fact that the time Marylanders spend driving – either as part of the job or to and from work – is the most dangerous part of their day. Maryland State...
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CSM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Free Events

CSM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Free Events

Latin Ensemble Open Rehearsal 7-8 p.m., Oct. 12, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Room FA-143, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM Professor of Music Dr. Stephen S. Johnson will lead an open rehearsal of Ritmo Caché, CSM’s Latin Ensemble. Community members are invited to join the rehearsal as participants or spectators. Free. Contact...
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Three Week Nighttime Detours For Southbound US 301 in Queenstown

Three Week Nighttime Detours  For Southbound US 301 in Queenstown

Left Turn Lanes Restricted from US 50 Westbound onto MD 18 into Grasonville; Motorists Should Expect Delays and Plan Extra Travel Time The State Highway Administration (SHA) will detour traffic five nights a week for four consecutive weeks, weather permitting, for motorists traveling southbound on US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) near Queenstown in...
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Paralympic Sport Southern MD Receives Grant

Paralympic Sport Southern MD Receives Grant

The St. Mary’s Department of Recreation and Parks and Paralympic Sport Southern MD (PSSM) have been selected to receive a 2012 Olympic Opportunity Fund grant. The United States Olympic Committee awarded grant funding to programs across the country, ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 (up to $1.6 million total). Funding is provided by the U.S....
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Septic System Regulations to Change on January 1

Septic System Regulations to Change on January 1

On September 21, 2012, The Maryland Register (Volume 39, Issue 19) published a final action on Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) 26.04.02. The change in regulation is effective on January 1, 2013. Several changes to the regulation are cited in the code but the most significant change requires new residential and non-residential construction...
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Celebrate Charles County FallFest Coming Soon

Celebrate Charles County FallFest Coming Soon

The Celebrate Charles: FallFest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf). The marketplace will feature some of Southern Maryland’s most talented artists, authors, crafters, jewelers, farmers, and more! G-Rod Jerk Ribs & BBQ and Apple Spice Junction as well as...
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“Cops-On-Rooftops” for Maryland Special Olympic

“Cops-On-Rooftops” for Maryland Special Olympic

Cops love supporting Special Olympics and stereotypically cops love donuts so on Saturday, September 29th from 7:00 am to 12 pm and Sunday, September 30th from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting our annual “Cops on Rooftops” in support of Maryland Special Olympics at the Dunkin...
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Commissioners to Host October Public Forum in Ridge

Commissioners to Host October Public Forum in Ridge

The St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners will host a Public Forum on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, Maryland. Citizens are invited to attend the forum and address the members of the Board of County Commissioners. The Public...
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Date for Public Review of Legislative Proposals Set

Date for Public Review of Legislative Proposals Set

The Board of County Commissioners and members of the St. Mary’s County Delegation have agreed to hold their joint public meeting to review legislative proposals on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Commissioners Meeting Room inside the Chesapeake Building on the Government Complex, located at 41770...
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Thomas Leroy “Dusty” Welch, 92

Thomas Leroy “Dusty” Welch, 92

Thomas Leroy “Dusty” Welch, 92, of Benedict died on Sept. 27 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton. Born May 23, 1920 in Benedict, he was the son of the late Louis S. Welch, Sr. and the late Ella (Goldsmith) Welch. Dusty retired from SMECO after working there for 30 years. He was a...
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Captain Stephen George Riley, III, 60

Captain Stephen George Riley, III, 60

Captain Stephen George Riley, III, 60 of Mechanicsville passed away on September 24, 2012 in Mechanicsville. Born September 3, 1952 in Niagara Falls, New York, he was the son of the late Mary Ann Ruh Riley and Stephen George Riley, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA. Mr. Riley is survived by his wife Sharon Kay...
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CCSO Warns of Telephone Scam Alert

CCSO Warns of Telephone Scam Alert

Suspects Appear to be Targeting Senior Citizens The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a telephone scam in which unknown suspects are calling the homes of senior citizens and advising them that their grandchild or relative has been arrested in another country and is in need of bail money. Victims have reported...
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Commissioner Kelly “Walk with Purpose” Postponed until Oct. 6

Commissioner Kelly “Walk with Purpose” Postponed until Oct. 6

The “Walk with Purpose” originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 6. Charles County Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly invites the public to attend the “Walk with Purpose” event on Oct. 6, starting at 8 a.m., at the Indian Head Rail Trail in White Plains. The purpose of the...
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Mary Ethel Farrell, 94

Mary Ethel Farrell, 94

Mary Ethel Farrell, 94, of Newburg passed away on Sept. 26 at the St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown. Born on June 21, 1918 to the late Zachary Mattingly and Margurite Gibbons Mattingly in Ft. Foote. Mary is also predeceased by her husband; Joseph Arthur Farrell, Son; Joseph A. “Hoppy” Farrell, Jr., Son-In-Law; Jimmy...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Prince Frederick

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: On September 27, 2012 at approximately 1632 hours members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of southbound MD Route 4 and Industry Lane, Prince Frederick, Maryland for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving serious injuries. Upon arrival on the scene...
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Bowles Farm and Hospital Celebrate Centennial

Bowles Farm and Hospital Celebrate Centennial

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital associates, physicians, volunteers and family members participated in the launch of the 2012 Corn Maze season at Bowles Farms on Friday, Sept. 21. This year’s maze design pays tribute to the hospital’s 100 year anniversary. Nearly 450 attended the event. Food was available for purchase and the farm provided trolley...
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Crime Solvers Asking for Assistance in Theft

Crime Solvers Asking for Assistance in Theft

 On September 6, 2012 at approximately 5:12 p.m. a white female, mid-forties wearing a yellow shirt with flower print, gray purse and sunglasses entered the WaWa in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The female went behind the cash register, removed items from the counter, placed the items in her purse and exited the store without paying for...
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CSM Celebrates Start of Career Education Building Renovation

CSM Celebrates Start of Career Education Building Renovation

The College of Southern Maryland celebrated the start of construction to renovate and expand the La Plata Campus’ Career Education (CE) Building with a ceremony on Sept. 24. The original 11,785-square-foot CE Building was completed in 1968, one of three structures on the college’s new campus. The new CE Building will have 45,000 square...
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Six Maryland Farmers Markets Win

Six Maryland Farmers Markets Win

Six Maryland farmers markets placed in the top 15 of their respective categories in the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets Contest, an annual competition held by American Farmland Trust (AFT). The purpose of the contest “is to raise national awareness about local farmers markets, the role they play in supporting local farms, and the importance of...
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Things To Do in October in Calvert County

The leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping. Whether you’re looking to spend your October indoors at an art exhibit or on the water in a kayak, Calvert County has plenty to offer this month. Saturday, Oct. 27 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) Halloween in the Garden Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell...
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‘The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter’

‘The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter’

Matthew Borowick, columnist for “Civil War News,” will present “The Court Martial of Fitz John Porter” at the next meeting of the Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable meeting Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Center for Business and Industry (BI) on the La Plata Campus. The Roundtable is open to...
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