Monthly Archives: March 2013

Md Governor’s Proposal on Bullet Limits by Dan Bongino

Maryland Governor’s New Proposal Targets Bullet Limits by Daniel Bongino  from a Former Secret Service Agent I remember from my childhood a song lyric that read, “Once you trade magic for fact there are no trade-backs.” Have we now entered a point in our political evolution where the reverse has happened and we are now...
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Hoyer on César Chávez Day

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on César Chávez Day, which is March 31: “As we mark the anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s birth, I join in celebrating the legacy of a civil rights giant who raised the voices of millions who were not being heard. In his work...
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MD Agriculture Commission Schedules Ag Tour & Meeting

MD Agricultural Commission Schedules Public Meeting and Ag Tour for April 10 The Maryland Agricultural Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the Howard County Fair Grounds Dining Hall, 2210 Howard County Fair Road, in West Friendship. Anyone interested in farming and rural topics is encouraged to...
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CSM Finishes Ward Virts Season With Pianist

CSM Finishes Ward Virts Season With Pianist

CSM Finishes Ward Virts Season With Pianist, Brian Ganz, May 5 The College of Southern Maryland will close out the Ward Virts Concert Series with classical pianist, Brian Ganz at 3 p.m., May 5 at the Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119. Ganz’s performance is the final of six in the concert series, which is...
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County Elementary School Teams Compete in MESA

County Elementary School Teams Compete in MESA

Nine Charles County Public Schools teams placed in the elementary Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) competition held March 26 at North Point High School. Student teams competed in competitions that test their abilities in mathematics, engineering and science. J.C. Parks Elementary School was chosen as the overall elementary school winner. Awards were given...
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Southern Community Center Closed April 20 & 21

The Southern Community Center located at 20 Appeal Lane Lusby, MD will be closed April 20- April 21, 2013 as well as the surrounding parking lots for repaving and stripping. The library will be closed on April 20, 2013 due to building closure and will reopen Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. For...
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Instead of Birthday Gifts, 7-year old Requests Donations

Instead of Birthday Gifts, 7-year old Requests Donations

Instead of the usual birthday gifts, this year Ella Stone, a 1st grade student at Evergreen Elementary School, asked all of her birthday party guests to bring donations for The Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Thanks to the generosity of all 23 birthday guests and their parents, Ella...
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History of Civil War Forts in D.C. Area

History of Civil War Forts in D.C. Area

Professional Tour Guide Leads SMCWR through History of Civil War Forts in D.C. Area, April 9 Civil War Roundtable Features Washington, DC  Tour Guide Peter MacNeill The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable (SMCWR) will host a presentation by licensed Washington, D.C. tour guide Peter MacNeill on Civil War forts in the Washington, D.C. area....
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2013 Restaurant Week Winners Announced

2013 Restaurant Week Winners Announced

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners recently drew winning names for the Restaurant Week basket giveaway. The grand prize winner was Karen Hinkle of St. Leonard, who is pictured with her son, Kenny. Runner-up winners were Hannah Withem of Lusby, Marge Hoffman of Lusby, Marilyn Harkey of Prince Frederick and Jeff Heiska of...
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Cancer of the Colon Health Forum

Cancer of the Colon Health Forum Set for April 11 Event is opportunity to learn about serious but preventable disease The Area Council on Aging will host a Cancer of the Colon Health Forum on Thursday, April 11 at the Clark Senior Center (1210 Charles St., La Plata) from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn...
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Rep. Lee Terry Delivers Weekly Republican Address

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) says it’s time to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that will help lower energy bills and create tens of thousands of American jobs. Keystone continues to enjoy popular and bipartisan support in the face of resistance from the Obama administration. Rep. Terry is...
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Hoyer Meets with Human Services Coalition

Yesterday, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) met with the Human Services Coalition of Prince George’s County to discuss the impact of the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration on low and middle-income families in Maryland and the need to replace the sequester with a balanced alternative that includes both targeted spending cuts and...
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CSM’s Spring Connections Series

As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Spring Connections Series, poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from his collection of works, beginning at 7:30 pm, April 5, at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium. Miller is the author of several collections of poetry, essays and books including two memoirs “The...
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CSM Presents 10th Annual Jazz Festival

CSM Presents 10th Annual Jazz Festival

The College of Southern Maryland’s 10th Annual Jazz Festival will begin 8 pm, April 5, at the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center with the Randy Runyon Trio and will continue 8 pm,  April 6, with performances by Solid Brass, CSM’s Big Band Jazz Ensemble directed by Randy Runyon Sr. with special...
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MDA Reports Weights and Measures Law Violations

MDA Reports Weights and Measures Law Violations Reports Cover January 1 through March 13, 2013 The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Weights and Measures Section inspects and regulates devices used to determine the quantity of commodities as diverse as fuel oil, food products, livestock, grain, and precious metals. The Weights and Measures Section reported...
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Annual Plant Sale & Plant Exchange at Sotterley

Annual  Plant Sale & Plant Exchange at Sotterley

Celebrating the 15th Annual Plant Sale and Free Plant Exchange  April 27 & 28th,  Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Sunday: Noon – 3:00 pm The popularity of this event has grown significantly over the years and the dedicated Sotterley Garden Guild has just announced that they will be open for business on both...
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Piccowaxen Counselor Named State Counselor of the Year

Piccowaxen Counselor Named State Counselor of the Year

William Marchione, a school counselor at Piccowaxen Middle School, was recently selected as the Maryland Middle School Counselor of the Year by the Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA). The award recognizes school counselors for outstanding achievement and service to students and for providing leadership in the development of existing and future counseling...
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Archaeology Lectures at HSMC

Archaeology Lectures at HSMC

Get the inside scoop on archaeology at Maryland’s first capital during April, Maryland Archaeology Month. Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) has scheduled two evenings of illustrated lectures. Both will take place in the HSMC Visitor Center auditorium (18751 Hogaboom Lane). On April 4, Silas Hurry, HSMC curator of collections and archaeology laboratory director, will...
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Welcome Spring with a Spring Fling Dance

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services Northern Senior Activity Center is set to welcome the season by hosting a Spring Fling dance on Friday, April 5. Featured music will include R&B, Oldies, Top Hits and line dancing favorites. Those planning to attend are asked to dress in their spring best....
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Lexington Park Man Pulls Knife on Store Employees

Lexington Park Man Pulls Knife on Store Employees

On March 29, 2013, at 5:48pm, deputies responded to the Family Dollar Store at  21703 Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. Patrick Leon Short, 45 of Lexington Park, was seen coming out of the bathroom, in the storage room, at the back of the store. Two...
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CSM Celebrates Longevity, Loyalty

CSM Celebrates Longevity, Loyalty

The College of Southern Maryland recognized 76 employees with a combined 875 years of service to the college at the 27th Annual Service Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Feb. 22 at the La Plata Campus. Among those honored was Gayle Becker, lead operations manager, College Store, Leonardtown Campus who has served the college for...
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Bidders Wanted for County Custodial Services

St. Mary’s County Government is seeking bidders to provide proposals for County Custodial Services. Interested bidders may view/download the solicitation on eMaryland Marketplace (https://ebidmarketplace.com) under bid number MDSMG31007844. For information contact Randy Burns, CPPB, Procurement Manager at randy.burns@stmarysmd.com. A Pre-Bid meeting will be held on April 11, 2013 at 10:00 am in the BOCC...
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“A Quiet Place for Family”

“A Quiet Place for Family”

Meeting the Needs of Family Members is an Important Part of Quality Patient Care Family members show their gratitude by donating a “Quiet Room” at St. Mary’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Families understand the needs of other families. “We are Committed to Excellence” Once again St. Mary’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, (formerly...
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Will It Ever Balance? An Answer in 11 Days.

From House Speaker John Boehner’s Office Press Office Waiting, they say, is the hardest part. But in just 11 days, we’ll have answers to a couple lingering questions on the minds of the American people. Yes, we’ll know who is cutting down the nets, as the Final Four wraps up with a new NCAA...
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Hoyer on Establishment of Commission on Election Reform

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statment after President Obama signed an executive order establishing the Commission on Election Reform: “I am pleased that President Obama signed an executive order today establishing the Commission on Election Reform. As the commission takes shape, I will be following the process very closely...
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