Monthly Archives: November 2012

Suspect Apprehended After Robbing Student of Nike Air Jordans

Suspect Apprehended After Robbing Student of Nike Air Jordans

Swift action taken by a high school student, a teacher and a Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit officer at North Point High School yesterday led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Waldorf man minutes after he and an accomplice entered the school without authorization and robbed the student of shoes, Charles County...
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Two Teens Charged with Arson at Local Middle School

Two Teens Charged with Arson at Local Middle School

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Deputy State Fire Marshal’s were notified of a fire incident at Mattawoman Middle School off of Berry Road in Waldorf. The fire occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and was discovered by a student around 12:20 pm. The fire occurred in a trashcan located in a second level boy’s bathroom. Damage due...
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Julia Louise “Waldo” Lamson, 90

Julia Louise “Waldo” Lamson, 90

Mrs. Julia Louise “Waldo” Lamson, 90, of Prince Frederick died Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick surrounded by her family. She was born in DeWitt, Nebraska, March 19, 1922 to the late Harmon Orville and Louisa Marie Damkroger Waldo. Julia attended Gage County public schools and the University...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum to Offer Christmas Open House

St. Clement’s Island Museum to Offer Christmas Open House

Our gift to you! All are invited to attend the Christmas Open House at the St. Clement’s Island Museum on Saturday, December 8 with free admission! Fees are waived this day to enjoy the 27th Annual Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit, holiday refreshments, and a program of fun and festivity! Santa and Mrs. Claus...
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Charles County Flag to be Lowered Immediately

Charles County Flag to be Lowered Immediately

On Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:56am, the Charles County Board Of County Commissioners have authorized the County flags to be lowered to half staff immediately. The flags will remain at half staff through sunset on Saturday, December 1, 2012. This is in honor of County Employee Dottie Winn, who was employed with the...
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SMCPS’ Students Finish Maryland’s SkillsUSA National Challenge

SMCPS’ Students Finish  Maryland’s SkillsUSA National Challenge

A team of the state’s most talented Career and Technology Education (CTE) high school students showcased their skills in 77 career and technical competitions. Demonstrating exemplary CTE training, Maryland students challenged 6,000 other student champions from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. A Maryland student in Principles of Technology is...
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Commissioner Davis Invites Public to Attend Town Hall Meeting

Commissioner Davis Invites Public to Attend Town Hall Meeting

Charles County Commissioner Debra M. Davis, Esq. invites the public to attend an upcoming Town Hall Meeting. It will convene on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., at Sartik’s, located on 7670 Hawthorne Road in La Plata. The purpose of the Town Hall meeting is to take questions from those in attendance, and to...
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“Spree Tree” Winner for 2012 Festival of Trees

“Spree Tree” Winner for 2012 Festival of Trees

At least one person came away from this year’s Festival of Trees with a lot more than pleasant memories of beautifully decorated trees. Nancy Hill of Huntingtown was thrilled to find out she was the winner of the 2013 “Spree Tree” valued at more than $3,400 of donated merchandise. Hill, a long-time supporter of...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Cuts the Ribbon for its Wound Healing Center

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Cuts the Ribbon for its Wound Healing Center

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital cut the ribbon on its new Wound Healing Center. The new facility is a state-of-the-art center dedicated to the art and science of healing very hard to treat wounds. The causes of these difficult wounds are many, but all share the same problem; once a patient...
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Forrest Center Hosting Annual Breakfast with Santa

Forrest Center Hosting Annual Breakfast with Santa

Join the students and staff of the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center for their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the school site across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Santa will make his grand entrance at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a...
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CCSO K-9 Team and Patrol Officers Apprehend Burglary Suspects‏

CCSO K-9 Team and Patrol Officers Apprehend Burglary Suspects‏

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said a call from a citizen – combined with excellent patrol work and a determined police K-9 team – helped lead to the arrest of two suspects who had just burglarized a house. On November 19 at 12 noon, officers were dispatched to a residence in the area...
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Commissioners Approve Code of Civility

Commissioners Approve Code of Civility

On November 27,  the Charles County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve Resolution #2012-70. The resolution, which is effective immediately, is a “Code of Civility” that sets forth the manner in which members of the Board of Commissioners – and all boards, committees and commissioners appointed by the Board of Commissioners – should...
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North Beach Road Closures December 1st for Holiday Parade

North Beach Road Closures December 1st for Holiday Parade

The following roads will be closed on Saturday, December 1st, for the Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade, Santa on the Beach and Jollyfest on 7th: • Bay Avenue, between 1st Street and 7th Street, will be closed at 9 a.m. Bay Avenue, between 1st Street and 5th Street, will reopen at 5 p.m. Bay Avenue,...
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Hilton Garden Inn’s Brown Receives Audrey Davenport Award

Hilton Garden Inn’s Brown Receives Audrey Davenport  Award

On Thursday, November 15, at the Maryland Tour & Travel Summit held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Beverly Brown was awarded the Audrey Davenport Hospitality Person of the Year Award. This award is named in honor of the Maryland Tourism Council past president , who was legendary for exceptional customer service. The late Audrey Davenport owned...
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Paul Gerome Istvan, 86

Paul Gerome Istvan, 86

Paul Gerome Istvan, 86, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral, Florida on Nov. 24. He was born in Hughesville on Oct. 3, 1926 to the late Joseph and Mamie M. (Buckler) Istvan. He served in the Army during WWII. Later, Paul became an Assistant Manager for Safeway...
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Frank Edward Tyser, 85

Frank Edward Tyser, 85

Frank Edward Tyser, 85, of Waldorf died at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown on Nov. 24. He was born in Wheaton  on Jan. 4, 1927 to the late Frank Leroy and Emma (Fontan) Tyser. He served in the Army at the end of World War II in Italy and in the Korean War....
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CSM Gains Top Support through Big Give Online Event

CSM Gains Top Support through Big Give Online Event

 Big Give 1st-Ever for Maryland’s Community College Students In an unprecedented show of support for the state’s community colleges during a one-day online giving event, the College of Southern Maryland placed first among Maryland’s 16 colleges with more than $23,000 given by 223 donors on Nov. 14. “The outpouring of support across the state...
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Malcolm Elmer Goode, Sr. 85

Malcolm Elmer Goode, Sr. 85

Malcolm Elmer Goode, Sr. 85, of Chaptico passed away in Leonardtown on Nov. 28.   Born on May 7, 1927 in Maryland, he was the son of the late Douglas and Dora Lyon Goode. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. with prayers recited at 3 p.m....
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Eric Buckland to Lecture on ‘A Few Mosby Men’ at CSM

Eric Buckland to Lecture on ‘A Few Mosby Men’ at CSM

The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable will feature a presentation by author Eric Buckland on Mosby’s Rangers at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Center for Business and Industry (BI) on the La Plata Campus. The roundtable is open to anyone interested in the Civil War. Commanded by...
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Nancy Lee Pilkerton, 69

Nancy Lee Pilkerton, 69

Nancy Lee Pilkerton, 69 of Mechanicsville, MD died Nov. 27 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born May 20, 1943 in Laurel she was the daughter of Agnes Rosalie Quade and the late William Joseph Pilkerton. Nancy was a 1962 graduate of Margaret Brent High School. She was a certified nursing assistant and worked at Bayshore...
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Thomas Alfred “Al” Copsey, 90

Thomas Alfred “Al” Copsey, 90

Thomas Alfred “Al” Copsey, 90, of Mechanicsville passed away surrounded by his loving family in Washington, DC. On Nov. 28.  Born on August 4, 1922 in Oraville, he was the son of the late Freeman Edward and Lillian Burch Copsey.  Thomas was the loving husband of Jean Delores Copsey whom he married in Leonardtown....
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Joyful Holidays Theme Came Alive at Festival of Trees

Joyful Holidays Theme Came Alive at Festival of Trees

Huntingtown High School came alive with spectacularly decorated Christmas trees at the 24th Annual Festival of Trees for Calvert Hospice. Walking down the hallway, lined with trees, one had to stop and admire all the work that went into the decorations and decorating. This year the theme was “Joyful Holidays” and it was a...
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Robert Barry Sweeney, 55

Robert Barry Sweeney, 55

Robert Barry Sweeney, 55, of LaPlata passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton. Robert was born on Oct. 5, 1957 to the Late Allan Lee Sweeney and Ida Mae Kaplan Gannon in Washington, DC. Robert enjoyed many things, including tennis, bowling, and shooting pool. But mostly spending time...
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UPDATE: Wal-Mart Purse Snatcher at it Again

UPDATE: Wal-Mart Purse Snatcher at it Again

UPDATE 11/29/12 8:30am:Carl J. Siegel was arrested by the Maryland State Police on Wednesday November 28, and charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree child abuse, 3 counts of second degree assault-sec degree and theft of less $1,000. Siegel was released on Thursday November 29 after posting bail. Carl Joseph Siegel Jr, 27 of Huntingtown is wanted by the...
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Commissioner Kelly to Hold “Dine with Purpose”

Commissioner Kelly to Hold “Dine with Purpose”

Charles County Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly invites the public to attend a “Dine with Purpose” event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., at the New Hope Church of God (4200 Old Washington Road, Waldorf). Commissioner Kelly will join the Waldorf Rotary Club in coordinating a second annual community dinner....
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