Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dan Bongino on Benghazi

It pains me to write this but it is becoming more obvious by the day that those men in Benghazi were left to die. Whether through indecision or intentional neglect they were abandoned when they needed their government most. I traveled to a number of high threat zones during my 12 years with the...
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Marylanders in the Civil War by Author Toomey

Marylanders in the Civil War by Author Toomey

Presentation on Marylanders in the Civil War by Author Daniel Carroll Toomey May 14 The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable (SMCWR) will host a presentation by noted Civil War author Daniel Carroll Toomey whose works include “The Civil War in Maryland,” “Marylanders at Gettysburg” and “The Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers’ Home.” The presentation will be...
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Sensitive Crop Locator Launched by MDA

Sensitive Crop Locator Launched to Help Pesticide Applicators Avoid Drift Information in Database Voluntarily Provided by Growers. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched a new online mapping application, called a “Sensitive Crop Locator,” where pesticide applicators can see locations of crops sensitive to pesticide damage so they can take extra precautions to...
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Chopticon Student Charged With Possession of a Weapon on School Property

On April 30, 2013 at approximately 2:00 p.m. deputies responded to a call for an individual with a knife at Chopticon High School in Morganza. Investigation revealed a teacher noticed a student with a pocket knife.  The teacher immediately contacted the school Principal and the school’s Safety and Security Officer.  The Principal...
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DNR Now Requires Marine Gathering Permit

DNR Now Requires Marine Gathering Permit

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now requires that coordinators of sizeable boat gatherings obtain a Marine Gathering Permit so that law enforcement and emergency medical services can properly prepare for these events. The new permit only applies to gatherings that will consist of 100 or more vessels and last longer than three...
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La Plata Town Hall Summer Concerts

Join us for the Friday night Summer Concert Series. The weekly concerts take place from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall at 305 Queen Anne Street. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Concessions are...
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Spring Cankerworm Defoliates Trees in Southern Maryland

Spring Cankerworm Defoliates Trees in Southern Maryland

Residents in Southern Maryland may have noticed the leaves on their trees being eaten by “inch worm” type caterpillars shortly after they leafed out this spring. The spring cankerworm is a native caterpillar that normally occurs in smaller populations. This year the amount of defoliation caused by the canker worm is widespread in St....
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Lions Clubs Visit Little Flower School

Lions Clubs Visit Little Flower School

A joint effort by the Leonardtown and Lexington Park Lions Clubs of St. Mary’s County took place on Friday, when the two clubs provided both vision and hearing testing for children of the Little Flower School in Great Mills. One of our best schools in the county, they have classes ranging from pre-K to...
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6th Annual Calvert Arts Festival

Sample the best Patuxent Wine Trail wines ($15 fee) with souvenir tasting glass at the 6th Annual Calvert Arts Festival Saturday, 11 May, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. No admission fee to shop from outstanding local juried artisans. Delicious food, live entertainment, children’s crafts, raffles & more. Tour our...
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LOST – Cat – 4/29/13 – St. Mary’s County

LOST – Cat – 4/29/13 – St. Mary’s County

I am beside myself with worry over my young black and white male cat, who went missing sometime the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24th after someone in the house left open a basement sliding glass door. I last saw him that morning, sunning himself in front of the dining room sliding glass door. He...
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LOST – 4/26/13 – Dog, Shih Tzu / Pug Mix – St. Mary’s County

LOST – 4/26/13 – Dog, Shih Tzu / Pug Mix – St. Mary’s County

Dog – Shih Tzu / Pug Mix “Sebastian” a Shih Tzu / Pug Mix was lost in the Elan Apartments (behind BJs). Tan, Male, 26 lbs. Reward offered!! Please call 301-481-7933.
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Police Blotter for Charles County

Police Blotter for Charles County

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. DUI CHECKPOINT: On April 28, CCSO officers assigned to the Traffic Operations Unit, with the...
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Fairy Festival, Maker’s Market, and Art Classes

Fairy Festival, Maker’s Market, and Art Classes

A Magical Day with Fairies and Gnomes, shop local, and get inspired with art Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) in Solomons, invites you to the 3rd Annual Fairy and Gnome Home Festival & Tour on Saturday, May 18, 9am – 2pm. Meet Queen Ambrosia and Princess Cricket, magical friends who spread...
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MDA to Treat 12,000 Acres for Gypsy Moth

MDA Preparing to Treat More than 12,000 Acres for Gypsy Moth Invasive Pest Threatens Forest and Shade Trees Weather permitting, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will begin aerial spraying next Thursday (May 2) in some southern areas of the state to combat the destructive Gypsy Moth, an invasive pest that destroys forest and...
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Richard H. Fallon, 68

Richard H. Fallon, 68

Richard H. Fallon, 68 of Mechanicsville died April 23 at Georgetown University Hospital. Born March 6, 1945 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Thomas A. Fallon, Jr., and Mary Ellen Burke Fallon. Richard is survived by his daughter Maria L. Fallon (Sean Wickers) of Mechanicsville, grandsons; Elias and Atticus Fallon-Wickers,...
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Shirley Claire Luber, 93

Shirley Claire Luber, 93

Shirley Claire Luber, 93, of Solomons formerly from Greenbelt passed away on April 26 in Solomons.  Born on Dec. 20, 1919 in Washington, DC., she was the daughter of the late Allie and Nelson Hubel. Shirley was the loving wife of Arthur Luber, whom she married in College Park in 1943.  Shirley is survived...
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St. Mary’s County Volunteer Opportunities

St. Mary’s County Volunteer Opportunities

Special Olympics of St. Mary’s County needs volunteers to help with sports training programs. Contact Mary Lu Bucci at 301-373-3469. Tri-County Animal Shelter needs volunteers 14 and older to help clean kennels, wash bowls and toys, do laundry, sweep, take photos of dogs and cats and spend time with animals at the Hughesville shelter....
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George L. Goodwin, 78

George L. Goodwin, 78

George L. Goodwin, 78, of California died April 27 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s. Born in Oxon Hill on July 1, 1934 he was the son of the late William Henry and Eva Tennyson Goodwin. He graduated from Great Mills High School and was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army. He worked for...
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2nd Saturday Series at Sotterley “Women of Sotterley”

Announcing our final 2nd Saturday Series of the year, “Women of Sotterley” coming up on May 11th. Perfect timing for Mother’s Day! Enjoy the presentation, explore the gardens and honor Mom during Mother’s Day weekend! Thank you in advance for helping us get the word out about this great event! 2nd Saturday Series at...
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Dan Bongino on Political Liberty

There is no greater compassion than a set of policy prescriptions which foster economic & political liberty. Do not cede the moral high ground to the peddlers of easy “solutions” who disingenuously want you to forfeit away more of your earnings in the name of government-provided economic security. There is nothing moral or compassionate...
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John Boehner’s Press Office on ObamaCare

Welcome to the Club: Democrats “Nervous,” “Concerned” About “Complex,” Confusing, “Train Wreck” ObamaCare The Democrats who stitched together ObamaCare and shoved it into law are starting to admit, one-by-one, the whole thing is a mess – “complex,” “confusing,” and heading for a “huge train wreck”: • “NERVOUS”: The New York Times says Democrats are...
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Hoyer on Obama’s Nomination of Anthony Foxx

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next Secretary of Transportation: “I join in congratulating Mayor Anthony Foxx on his nomination to be our next Secretary of Transportation. In his three and a half years...
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UPDATE: Officer Involved Motorcycle Collision

UPDATE: Officer Involved Motorcycle Collision

UPDATE 4/29/13 @ 8:55 p.m.:  Cpl. Joseph Somerville has been released from Washington Hospital Center. On April 29, 2013 at approximately 1:13 p.m. Cpl. Joseph Somerville, a 17 year veteran of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Officer, was involved in a motorcycle collision. The collision occurred on Baltimore Avenue near Paint Branch Parkway in College...
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2013 Sotterley Speaker Series Presenters Announced!

The Sotterley Speaker Series is sponsored by The Boeing Company Committed to community support and service, The Boeing Company has been dedicated to promoting education and the arts within the Southern Maryland community. This generous sponsorship allows our Speaker Series to be free of charge for the general public. Due to limited seating advanced...
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O’Donnell Lake St. Charles Free Concerts

O’Donnell Lake St. Charles Free Concerts

  May 3  to  August 30   Fridays, 7:00 pm Charles County’s most popular outdoor concert series returns May 3 when reggae band Peter Humphrey and Oasis Group kick off the Sunset Concert Festival at 7 p.m. on stage at O’Donnell Lake in St. Charles. With a mission to “Quench Your Musical Thirst,” this local...
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