Monthly Archives: December 2013

St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosts Appraiser Fair

St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosts Appraiser Fair

January 25 – Appraiser Fair The St. Clement’s Island Museum will host this annual event from 10 am to 3 pm and feature appraisers for fine arts (paintings, ceramics, glassware, pottery, small antiques and collectibles), jewelry, U.S. Coins and dolls. Fine arts items are limited to 2 per person and cost $5 per item....
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Help Calvert County Lose 1,000 lbs. in 6 Weeks!

Poston’s Fitness for Life (Dunkirk, MD) Partners Up With End Hunger in Calvert County Kick-off Event: Saturday, January 4th @ 10:00 am- 1:00 pm Poston’s Fitness for Life, owned by Bob Poston, certified personal trainer to many local residents, and his team of certified fitness trainers are inviting the community to start the New...
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Hugh T. Claus, 72

Hugh T. Claus, 72 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on December 29, 2013 in Leonardtown, MD.  Born on April 11, 1941 in Hackensack, NJ, he was the loving son of the late George and Elizabeth Claus. Hugh was the loving husband of Elizabeth E. Claus and is survived by his children;  Brenda Ledbetter...
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Kenneth Michael Hill (Mike), 65

Kenneth Michael Hill (Mike), 65

Kenneth Michael Hill (Mike), 65 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on December 29, 2013 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He was born October 4, 1948 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Nicholas Hill and the late Flora Elizabeth Lyon Hill. Mike was a former member of the Pool League of...
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Leonard Russell “Buck” Jones, Jr., 83

Leonard Russell “Buck” Jones, Jr., 83

Leonard Russell “Buck” Jones, Jr., 83 of Friendship passed away December 29, 2013 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. He was born May 19, 1930 in Lower Marlboro to Leonard Russell and Gertrude Marie (Griffith) Jones. He was raised in Lower Marlboro and attended Fairview Elementary and Calvert High School, later earning his GED. He...
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Dedicated Nurse Wins 2013 Visionary Award

Dedicated Nurse Wins 2013 Visionary Award

From Washington Area Women’s Foundation MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center nurse Sharon Perez, BSN, RN, was honored with a 2013 Visionary Award from the Washington Area Women’s Foundation (WAWF). The award, which was presented at the WAWF’s annual Leadership Luncheon and 15th anniversary celebration, recognized Sharon for her “exceptional work and dedication to help...
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Commissioners to Hold Town Hall Meetings in January

The Charles County Commissioners invite the public to attend January town hall meetings as scheduled below. The purpose of the Commissioners’ town hall meetings is to take questions from those in attendance and to discuss items of importance to the citizens and the community. Ken Robinson (District 1) “Coffee with the Commissioner” (Meeting will...
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Newtowne Players Announce Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors!

Newtowne Players Announce Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors!

Do you love to sing? Are you in the choir at church, chorus in school, or are you the first one to put your name in at karaoke? Why not try out to be a part of the Newtowne Player’s amazing musical production for 2013, Little Shop of Horrors? You know the story —...
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Convenience Centers to Accept Live Christmas Trees

Calvert County residents can take their live Christmas trees and wreaths to county convenience centers for recycling at no charge through January 31. After January 31, all trees must be brought to the Appeal landfill and standard fees will apply.
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Chesapeake Choral Arts Society Announces Auditions

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society Announces Auditions

Do you like to sing? The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Michael K. Santana, will be conducting auditions on Monday, January 6th and Monday, January 13th, beginning at 6:30 pm by appointment. Alternate dates may be arranged. All auditions will take place at Peace Lutheran Church, 401 E. Smallwood Dr, Waldorf,...
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19-Year-Old Claims to Have Been Shot in Charles County

19-Year-Old Claims to Have Been Shot in Charles County

On Monday, December 30, at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers responded to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center for the report of a shooting victim in the emergency room. When officers arrived, they spoke with a 19-year-old male who said he was leaving a party at an unknown address in the Fairway Village...
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NRP Seeking Information on Shootings of Bald Eagles

NRP Seeking Information on Shootings of Bald Eagles

Maryland Natural Resources Police is seeking information about the killing of two bald eagles in Montgomery County over the past week. An eagle was shot with a rifle at about 3 pm on Christmas Day in a field that adjoins Georgia Avenue and Bordley Road in Brookville. The bird was feeding on a deer...
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LSM Invites Potential Candidates to Informal Breakfasts

LSM Invites Potential Candidates to Informal Breakfasts

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors announced today they will host four informal breakfast meetings in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert Counties to invite potential candidates to learn more about the benefits of LSM. Board, Alumni and Class 2014 members will be available to share information about the LSM Program and Application...
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Planning Commission Meeting Canceled

The Charles County Planning Commission meeting, originally scheduled for Monday, January 6, has been canceled. Planning Commission meetings are generally held on the first and third Mondays of every month, unless otherwise noted. The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for Monday, January 27 at 6 pm, in the Commissioners’ meeting...
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AG Gansler Submits Children’s Online Privacy Workgroup Report

Diverse panel shares numerous ideas to better protect kids’ personal information Workgroup was the result of legislation passed in 2013 General Assembly Building on his efforts to protect consumers from online threats to their privacy, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today submitted the final report of the Workgroup on Children’s Online Privacy Protection to...
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Horst Fritz Otto Heier, Sr., 78

Horst Fritz Otto Heier, Sr., 78

Horst Fritz Otto Heier, Sr. passed away on December 28, 2013 in Lexington Park, MD. Born on August 8, 1935 in Germany he was the loving son of the late Otto G. and Fredia Louise Stilte Heier. Horst was the loving husband of Mary E. Tippet Heier, whom he married on March 11, 1977...
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Mary Audrey Cusic, 84

Mary Audrey Cusic, 84

Mary Audrey Cusic, 84 of Mechanicsville, MD earned her angel wings on December 29, 2013 at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, Maryland, after a brave and hard-fought battle with cancer. Born September 9, 1929, in Compton, MD, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Catherine Burch Higgs and Joseph Herbert Higgs. She...
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Arthur B. Moulton, 93

Arthur B. Moulton, 93

Arthur B. Moulton, 93 of Scotland, MD died peacefully December 20, 2013 at Chesapeake Shores in Lexington Park, MD. He was born November 29, 1920 in Rochester, N.H. to the late Arthur B. Moulton, Sr. and Ida D. Moulton. Arthur attended McIntosh Business School in Dover, NH and graduated from the University of Maine in...
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Violet Marie Brodesser, 74

Violet Marie Brodesser, 74

Violet Marie Brodesser, 74 of Sun City West, AZ died peacefully December 24, 2013 at Hospice House in Callaway, MD. She was born March 18, 1939 in Santa Clara County, CA to the late Leonard B. Ryan and Evelyn Wooten Ryan. Marie was employed for over 20 years as a microprocessor plant supervisor for Intel...
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Catherine Mae Geary, 85

Catherine Mae Geary, 85

Catherine Mae Geary, 85 of LaPlata, MD died on December 14, 2013 died at the Prince George’s General Hospital. She was born on May 5, 1928 in Westmoreland County, VA to the late Cliff W. and Dorothy L. Inscoe. She is survived by her loving husband William L. Geary of LaPlata, MD, daughters Nancy Lowman...
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Robert “Bob” Francis Kates, 84

Robert “Bob” Francis Kates, 84

Robert “Bob” Francis Kates, 84 of Longs, SC formerly of Hendersonville, NC and Melbourne, FL passed away December 27, 2013 at McLeod Sea Coast Hospital in Little River, SC. Born December 15, 1929 in Pensacola, FL, he was the son of the late Joseph Francis Kates and Exia Marie (Taylor) Kates. He graduated from...
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Peter Kropp, Jr., 74

Peter Kropp, Jr., 74

Peter Kropp Jr., of Lexington Park, MD died December 28, 2013 at Hospice House in Callaway, MD. Born September 4, 1939 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Peter Kropp, Sr,. and Helen Kmetz. Peter enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1957 to his honorable discharge in 1965. On...
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Letter from Rev Robert P Hahn of End Hunger

Letter from Rev Robert P Hahn of End Hunger

Dear Calvert County, I am writing to thank you for the amazing year we have had at End Hunger In Calvert County had in 2013. Together, we helped feed over 10,000 needy people in Calvert County and hit an all time record by distributing over 1 MILLION pounds of food to families right here...
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Christmas Tree Pickup North Beach

The town trash contractor will pick up real Christmas trees with household trash. Please place undecorated trees curbside with your regular trash.
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Southern Maryland News Net Recognizes Local Firefighters

Southern Maryland News Net Recognizes Local Firefighters

This year Southern Maryland News Net (SMNEWSNET) recognized firefighters from two departments in St. Mary’s County and will recognize firefighters across Southern Maryland this coming year. These awards recognized those who stood out on the scene, around the fire house, and who always went “Above and Beyond” what is expected of them with outstanding...
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