Monthly Archives: January 2013

Innocence Project Presentation Available Online

Those Who Fought to Prove Innocence Tell Students of their Experiences A video of the College of Southern Maryland lecture on the Innocence Project is available online through http://youtu.be/6pPHn5gAmN0. Sponsored by CSM’s Institutional Equity and Diversity Office, the event included presentations by Scott Hornoff, former law enforcement official who was wrongfully convicted of murder...
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CSM Cause Theater: An Empty Chair

CSM Leonardtown Campus January 31 – February 2, 8:00 pm CSM La Plata Campus February 7 – 9,  8:00 pm Social Issue: The Effect of Suicide. The setting is a counseling center for teenagers recovering from substance abuse. One of their peers, Robert, has just died of an overdose. Accident or suicide? The atmosphere is tense...
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Unleashed! The Secret Lives of White House Pets

CSM La Plata Campus February 1, 7:00 pm  February 2, 2:00 & 7:00 pm Alastair, the newly elected First Daughter is thrilled about her upcoming four years in the White House, until her jittery Chihuhua Tipp convinces her that the pressure will be too much for either of them to bear. With the help of...
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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Port Tobacco Players Theater, La Plata  January 25 – February 10 Friday-Saturday, 8:00 pm Sunday, 3:00 pm Part of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, Brighton Beach Memoirs provides a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, a Polish-Jewish American teenager,...
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Forrest Center Hosting Annual Tech Expo

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center will host its thirteenth annual Forrest Center Tech Expo, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 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.
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Accident in Waldorf Leads to Charges, Driver in Serious Condition

Accident in Waldorf Leads to Charges, Driver in Serious Condition

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 10:45p.m., Maryland State Troopers responded to MD Rt. 229 at Captain Dement Road in Waldorf for a reported single motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation revealed the operator/single occupant of the vehicle, Eric Anthony Counts, 40 of Waldorf, was operating a 2001 black Ford Expedition bearing. The vehicle was...
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Board of Education Legislative Breakfast Rescheduled

The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County and the Southern Maryland legislative delegation will meet for breakfast on Monday, February 11, 2013, 8:00 a.m., at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center to discuss legislative initiatives for the upcoming legislative session. This event was rescheduled as a result of inclement weather...
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A Call for Volunteers for the Sotterley Garden Guild

A Call for Volunteers for the Sotterley Garden Guild

The Sotterley Garden Guild is in need of volunteers! The public is invited to attend the 2013 kick-off meeting on Saturday, February 16 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sotterley Customs Warehouse. Many types of volunteers are needed to be part of this dedicated group at Sotterley Plantation. For those with a green thumb, working...
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Armed Robbery at Lusby Shell Gas Station

Armed Robbery at Lusby Shell Gas Station

On January 29 at approximately 9:24 p.m. the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call from a cashier of the Lusby Shell gas station who advised he had been robbed of money at knife point. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and set up a perimeter while...
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St. Mary’s County Designated a Health Enterprise Zone

St. Mary’s County Designated a Health Enterprise Zone

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown announced on Thursday the designation of the State’s first Health Enterprise Zones (HEZ) in five locations including Greater Lexington Park in St. Mary’s County. Community coalitions in each area will receive a range of incentives, benefits and grant funding to address unacceptable and persistent health disparities. Championed by the...
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John Russell Willard, 22

John Russell Willard, 22

John Russell Willard, 22, passed away Jan. 28 in Lothian. He was born June 21, 1990 in Prince Frederick to Glen Russell Willard and Bonnie Jean Mister. John was raised in Calvert County until moving to Lothian in 2004. He attended Southern High School in Harwood and was employed as a maintenance engineer at...
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Ruth E. Buck, 83

Ruth E. Buck, 83

Ruth E. Buck, 83, of Prince Frederick passed away on Jan. 27 at Calvert Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Ruth was born on Feb. 5, 1929 in Dameron to the late Harry Wood and Catherine (McKay) Wood. She was one of 11 children and was preceded in death by her sisters Evelyn Norris,...
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Walter Kirk Sterling, 85

Walter Kirk Sterling, 85

Walter Kirk Sterling, 85 of Leonardtown passed away on Jan. 30 in Cheverly.  Born May 4, 1927 in Leonardtown, he was the son of the late Lynwood Joseph and Ruth Camilier Sterling. Kirk was one of seventeen children.  He is survived by his wife Regina “Lay” A. Sterling whom he married on May 28,...
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Carol Jean Collins, 62

Carol Jean Collins, 62

Carol Jean Collins, 62, of Charlotte Hall died Jan. 29 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. Born Feb. 11, 1950 in Leonardtown, she was the daughter of the late Johnson William Russell and the late Mary Elizabeth Spalding Russell. Carol worked with The Department of Transportation as a secretary prior to her retirement. She...
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Wednesday’s Pet Pebbles was Adopted

Wednesday’s Pet Pebbles was Adopted

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/30/13 is Pebbles Featured Pet: Pebbles Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Pit Bull/American Bull Dog Mix Sex: Female Size: Large (65lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots, Heartworm negative and microchipped Adoption Fee: $200.00 Pebbles is a playful and energetic 2 year old mix. She is not...
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Ambulance Involved in an Motor Vehicle Accident in California

Ambulance Involved in an Motor Vehicle Accident in California

On Thursday, January, 31 at , 6:10 am, police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle involving an ambulance at Route 235 and Patuxent Beach Road in California. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two vehicle accident involving ambulance 388 from Lexington Park. The ambulance was responding to...
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Arts Alliance Presents Artists in New Exhibit

Arts Alliance Presents Artists in New Exhibit

Spring Dell Center, Inc. is dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in achieving their highest level of independence by providing support and opportunities for the quality of life they desire within their community. Spring Dell Training Specialist Susan Burek said, “What an exciting opportunity this has been for individuals here at the center to...
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Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo Coming

Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo Coming

The University of Maryland Extension will host the Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo on Saturday, February 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the University of Maryland Extension Carroll County Office & Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Maryland, 21157. During the expo, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Animal...
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Marjorie Alice Richards, 91

Marjorie Alice Richards, 91

Marjorie Alice Richards, 91, of Brandywine passed away on Jan. 29 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD. She was born on Feb. 8, 1922 in Upper Marlboro, MD to the late Elizabeth Virginia (Boswell) Kidwell and the late Benjamin Howard Kidwell. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and various Senior...
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Do You Know SMILE?

Do You Know SMILE?

On Sunday afternoon, January 27, SMILE held its annual meeting, showcasing how well the past year had provided  for the community. For those who don’t know, SMILE stands for Service Makes Individual Living Exciting. The organization feeds, clothes, and provides emergency assistance to citizens of Calvert County. The SMILE organization is made up of...
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Teen Job Fair Offers Options for Summer, Seasonal Employment

Calvert County teenagers hoping to secure a summer job are invited to the Teen Job Fair Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1-4 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Teens are encouraged to come prepared for on-the-spot interviews, ready to fill out applications and dressed for success. For more information, call...
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Talons Win the Tournament Champion Award and the Excellence Award

Talons Win the Tournament Champion Award and the Excellence Award

College of Southern Maryland collegiate robotics team, the Talons, won the Tournament Champion Award and the Excellence Award at Purdue University’s robotics competition Jan. 26 in West Lafayette, Ind. “This was the most challenging competition yet as they were up against some big universities—Purdue University and University of Illinois, Urbana, as well as Marion...
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CCPS Second Quarter Report Cards

Due to weather-related closings and delays from last week, Calvert County Public Schools’ 2nd quarter report cards will be distributed on Thursday, January 31, 2013.  
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North Beach Congratulates Graduates

North Beach Congratulates Graduates

The College of Southern Maryland recently held its 2013 Winter Commencement ceremony. The Town of North Beach would like to recognize the graduates that reside in our town: * Michael T. Foley * Jenna W. Fowler * Kiara Marie Greenwell * Jennifer L. Huseman * Melissa A. Kellermann * Crystal J. Redding Congratulations and...
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Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Estate Tax Scheme

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New  Estate Tax Scheme

Fraudulent Notices Aimed at Collecting Money from Estate Representatives Comptroller Peter Franchot warned Marylanders today of an emerging scam involving fraudulent notices to estate tax filers from a company alleging to be a collections firm working for the agency. The letters, from a business claiming to be based in Annapolis named IRFS, are being...
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