Monthly Archives: May 2013

Smarter Solutions for Students Act

Echoes a Plan Obama Offered in April The week after the GOP-led House passed a bill inspired by one of the president’s proposals to halt an upcoming hike in student loan interest rates, President Obama is holding an event at the White House … to “urge Congress to halt an upcoming hike in student...
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Letter from Governor Martin O’Malley

I stopped by the Center for American Progress yesterday morning to talk about the choices we’ve made as a state to create jobs and strengthen Maryland’s middle class. The speech highlighted the balanced approach we took in Maryland that has enabled us to make record investments in schools, jobs, and infrastructure while simultaneously taking...
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June is Busy Month in Calvert

June is Busy Month in Calvert

Take a day cruise, watch a band play or spend a day on the farm. June’s calendar is packed full of exciting events. Saturday, June 1 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) Luncheon Social Aboard the Historic Wm. B. Tennison Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons 410-326-2042 • www.calvertmarinemuseum.com Bring a friend or two along...
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Informational Meeting for 261 Bridge Project

Fishing Creek Bridge to be Replaced and Raised for Clearance; Area Community is Invited to Attend and Learn More as SHA Completes Project Design What: Next week, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will hold an informational public meeting about the project to replace the MD 261 (Bayside Road) Bridge over Fishing Creek in...
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Introducing Our New Contest “Festival of Food”

Introducing Our New Contest “Festival of Food”

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, we will launch our first ever Festival of Food celebration. All of our smnewsnet.com and Facebook fans are invited to participate in Southern Maryland’s largest restaurant and eatery celebration. Every day, including Saturday and Sunday, our Facebook fans will compete for free food. That’s right. You have...
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Gilbert Salvatore Simonds,Sr to be Honored

The Town of North Beach will hold a dedication to honor long-time resident, Gilbert Salvatore Simonds,Sr., better known to most as “Buddy” or “Coach.” The dedication will be held at Callis Park in North Beach on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Please pass the event...
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Southern Maryland Businesses on the Leading Edge

Southern Maryland Businesses on the Leading Edge

13th Leading Edge Awards to be Honored, June 12 Southern Maryland’s leading businesses and executives will be honored at the 13th annual Leading Edge Awards ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m., June 12 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. The annual event celebrates forward-thinking individuals and businesses that spur economic growth with efforts and...
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Joan Wohlgemuth, M.D., 80

Joan Wohlgemuth, M.D., 80

Joan Wohlgemuth, M.D., 80, of Lusby passed away on May 30 in Leonardtown. She was born on Oct. 2, 1932 in Washington DC to the late Christian and Helen Lanigan Wohlgemuth. In Joan’s younger years she lived in Chevy Chase coming to the family farm in Lusby on weekends. Joan graduated from, Georgetown Visitation...
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Seeking Health Enterprise Zone Board Members

Seeking Health Enterprise Zone Board Members

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is seeking residents of the Lexington Park, Great Mills and Park Hall areas who have an interest in bringing healthcare services to their community. Specifically, the hospital is looking for individuals to serve on the Greater Lexington Park Health Enterprise Zone Advisory Board. Earlier this year, Lt. Gov. Anthony G....
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Southern Maryland Wedding Guide Seeks Local Wedding

Photos for Annual Cover Picture Contest The Southern Maryland Wedding Guide is searching for the picture to grace the cover of its next magazine due out in September. “It’s that time of year again,” said Kimberly Bean, founder and CEO of SoMdWeddings.com. “We’re asking local newlyweds who were married in Southern Maryland to submit...
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Exemplary Service Honored at Annual Heritage Awards

Exemplary Service Honored at Annual Heritage Awards

On May 23, Leadership Southern Maryland presented its most prestigious award to three individuals whose service has benefited not only their respective counties, but the entire Southern Maryland region. The Heritage Awards are intended to honor individuals within the community who embody one of the organization’s three tenets – Leadership, Service, and Mentoring. This...
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Chin Hamaya Cultural Center Dinner Theater

Chin Hamaya Cultural Center Dinner Theater

June 1 at 6:00 pm      $15 Adults; $12.50 Seniors (65 and up) and Military; $10 Children (12 and under); Parties of 5 or more $12.50 each. The Chin Hamaya Cultural Center will host a dinner theater the first Saturday of each month at 6:00 pm, beginning this Saturday, June 1. The dinner...
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Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Middledorf, 91

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Middledorf, 91

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Middledorf, 91, of Rose Haven, passed away May 25 at Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick. She was born Jan. 1, 1922 in Smock, PA to John and Mary Ella (Kurtz) Timchick. She was raised in Smock until the age of 16, when she moved with her family to Washington,...
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Soccer GU13 Sharks in Region 1 Tournament

Soccer GU13 Sharks in Region 1 Tournament

In Dec 2012 five team members of the Calvert Soccer GU13 Sharks were selected for Maryland Olympic Development Program (ODP) 1999 and 2000 teams. In May 2013 the same five girls were selected from the ODP pool to play in the Region 1 tournament in New Jersey in June. Pictured left to right are...
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New Surface Coming to I-695 Ramp in Anne Arundel

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is reconstructing the ramp from eastbound I-695 (Baltimore Beltway, Outer Loop) to southbound MD 170 (Camp Meade Road) beginning this weekend in Linthicum. The ramp will be closed to traffic from 11 p.m. Friday, May 31 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 3. Using a special polyester-epoxy modified concrete,...
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Robert William McGinty, 59

Robert William McGinty, 59

Robert William McGinty, 59, of Lexington Park died on May 25, 2013 at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD. Born Nov. 24, 1953 in Arlington, VA, he was the son of and Dolores (Heidenreich) McGinty and the late Winnett McGinty. After moving from Cobb Island, Robert had been a resident of St. Mary’s County for...
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Benjamin Herman Flerlage, Sr., 69

Benjamin Herman Flerlage, Sr., 69

Benjamin Herman Flerlage, Sr., 69, of Waldorf passed away at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 28. He was born on April 26, 1944 in La Plata to the late Herman Flerlage and the late Gertrude Goldsmith Flerlage. Benjamin was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Billy Flerlage and August Flerlage. Benjamin is...
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Governor O’Malley Signed Law Requiring Smoke Alarms to be Equipped With Long-Life Batteries

Governor O’Malley Signed Law Requiring Smoke Alarms to be Equipped With Long-Life Batteries

Governor Martin O’Malley has signed into law a measure requiring battery-operated smoke alarms in homes be equipped with batteries which last ten years. State fire officials hope the new technology and the new law, which takes effect July 1, will save lives. Without a working smoke alarm house fires are often deadly. By 2018,...
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Couple Arrested for Multiple Burglaries to Residences

Couple Arrested for Multiple Burglaries to Residences

During the weekly CompStat meetings a trend was identified involving multiple burglaries to residences throughout the northern portion of St. Mary’s County. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Analysts were able to compile statistical data regarding the methods used to commit the burglaries. BCI detectives incorporated this information into their investigation and...
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Senate President Miller on BPW Grant Funding

Statement of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. on BPW action Funds approved for Chesapeake Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., released the following statement today after a Board of Public Works meeting in which the Board approved $7,080,000 of new grant funding to the Town of Chesapeake Beach...
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AWE Awarded to Chaney Enterprises

AWE Awarded to Chaney Enterprises

The 2013 Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award was given to Chaney Enterprises for the fifth consecutive year, the only company in its industry to be recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE). In winning the award, Chaney Enterprises was noted for its innovative corporate culture and management practices, family-friendly policies, comprehensive employee health...
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Charles County First Responders Honored

Charles County First Responders Honored

On Friday, May 24, first responders from Charles County were honored by Med Star Southern Maryland Hospital Center at their annual ceremony, “An Evening of Champions.” The first responders were recognized for a call in October 2012, when they responded to a patient in cardiac arrest. Their actions resulted in restoration of the patient’s...
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$10,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

$10,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

The hunt is on! The Diamond Jim component of the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge kicked off when Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists and teams of young anglers caught, tagged and released 200 striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of the tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim worth $10,000 to the angler who...
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ObamaCare “Bending the Cost Curve” … Up

A study by a Democratic research group has found “health insurance costs will rise up to 25 percent for individuals who buy coverage on their own in 2014 under” President Obama’s health care law. ObamaCare sure is “bending the cost curve” – just in the wrong direction. According to POLITICO Pro: The study found...
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LOST – Dog – 5/30/13 – Charles County

LOST – Dog – 5/30/13 – Charles County

Male toy rat terrier, “Brice” has been missing in the indian head area since May 25. If you found/find him please call 3016434474. We really miss him and want him back!
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