Monthly Archives: January 2014

Speaker Boehner on Passage of Farm Bill

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today applauded House passage of H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014: “All Americans stand to benefit in some way from this farm bill, which maintains critical assistance for families in need and improves programs for producers while cutting the cost of government. More reform is needed, but this...
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Hoyer on President Obama’s Visit to Maryland

Tto Discuss Raising the Minimum Wage House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on President Obama’s visit to Lanham, Maryland this morning to discuss raising the minimum wage, which was one of the issues raised in his State of the Union address: “I am glad that the President chose to...
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Dan Bongino on Gun Control Laws

Dan Bongino on Gun Control Laws

A note on gun control laws: Although I am aware that many holding opposing views on the topic will dismiss this, I implore you to read and consider it. The ideological argument for more restrictive firearms laws is not one based in fact. I spent most of my adult working-life in law enforcement and...
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James Francis McLaughlin (Jim), 87

James Francis McLaughlin (Jim), 87

James Francis McLaughlin (Jim) passed away peacefully at NUMC hospital in East Meadow NY, on Monday Jan 28, 2014 holding the hand of his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Pilkerton of Clements, MD. Jim was born November 15, 1926 in Valley Stream, NY. He was the son of Archibald J. and Mary Dryer...
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Christine “Chrissy” Simms Gardiner, 43

Christine “Chrissy” Simms Gardiner, 43

Christine “Chrissy” Simms Gardiner, 43 of Drayden, MD passed away on January 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born on November 21, 1970, in Leonardtown, MD, she was the loving daughter of John J. Simms, III, and Sheila Ann Simms both of Drayden, MD. Christine was the loving wife of Douglas T. Gardiner, III,...
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Louanne Cosimano Bailey, 81

Louanne Cosimano Bailey, 81

Louanne Cosimano Bailey, 81 of Colton Point, MD died January 31, 2014 at her residence. Born March 31, 1932 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Thelma Louise Nevitt Adams and John Marcus Adams. Louanne is survived by her husband Samuel “Bo” Bailey, Jr. whom she married on April 28, 1978...
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Brandy Renee Spalding

Brandy Renee Spalding

Brandy Renee Spalding, infant daughter of Anissa N. Spalding and Christopher R. Withrow and Bryan A. Iagnemmo of California, MD died January 27, 2014 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. In addition to her parents, Brandy is survived by her brother, Landen Spalding, her grandparents, Donna and Jack Gatton, Carlton Turner, Regina...
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Hot Off the Press: Calvert County’s 2014 Visitors Guide

Hot Off the Press: Calvert County’s 2014 Visitors Guide

The 2014 Calvert County Visitors Guide is now available. Use the Visitors Guide to find information on shopping, restaurants and county visitor attractions like Breezy Point Beach & Campground, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, historic churches, five local wineries and many other places of interest....
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Hub and Spoke Task Force Releases Report

Hub and Spoke Task Force Releases Report

To Expand Access to Fresh Produce for Food-Insecure Families in Southern Maryland The Hub and Spoke Task Force formed in August 2013 to identify effective ways to improve distribution of fresh, locally grown produce to food-insecure families in Southern Maryland. Staffed by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), the Task Force met with...
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SMC Health Department Employee Wins National Award

SMC Health Department Employee Wins National Award

St. Mary’s County Health Department nurse Michele Burnette, R.N., is the national winner of the Foster Parent Award. This award is given by the Casey Family Programs, which is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. The highly distinguished award recognizes Burnette’s hard work, dedication,...
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North Beach Hosts Zip Meets Date

North Beach Hosts Zip Meets Date

On Friday, February 7, 2014, the Town of North Beach will experience an event that occurs only once a century. It’s called Zip Meets Date. The date of 2-07-14 will match the town’s zip code of 20714. This rare occurrence will be recognized at a small event at the North Beach Post Office at...
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SMC Agreement Aims to Spur Technology Business Growth

SMC Agreement Aims to Spur Technology Business Growth

The St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners has approved a memorandum of agreement with the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) to provide the County with start-up technology business mentoring and development. “Technology business development will play a larger role in diversifying the County’s future economy,” stated Jack Russell, Commissioner President. “Drawing expertise from TEDCO...
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A STEAM-ulating Tween Event

A STEAM-ulating Tween Event

Are you a Tween who enjoys the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) or are you just interested in learning something fun and new? Then Calvert Library Prince Frederick is the place for you to be on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm! Every tween will have the opportunity to experiment...
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Charles County Commissioner Reuben B. Collins Charged With Driving Under the Influence

Charles County Commissioner Reuben B. Collins Charged With Driving Under the Influence

On Thursday, January 30, at 8:35 p.m., a Charles County sheriff’s officer was on patrol when she initiated a traffic stop in the area of St. Charles Parkway and Billingsley Road after observing the operator of a sedan driving erratically. Upon approaching the driver, the officer suspected he was under the influence. The driver,...
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Dear North Beach Town Resident

You may recall that a survey similar to the one at the link below was conducted two years ago.  That survey was based on resident input and resulted in the town providing large recycle bins with strong lids and wheels to residents.  This led to a substantial increase in recycling. Again, your input is...
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WOW Luncheon Honors Calvert County Women and Girls

WOW Luncheon Honors Calvert County Women and Girls

The co-chairs for the Women of the World 12th Annual Awards Luncheon, Margaret Dunkle and Debora Harris, announce this year’s WOW event will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at the College of Southern Maryland – Prince Frederick Campus. The theme is: Women Involved: Women Making a...
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SMC Planning Commission Cancels Work Session

The Planning Commission Work Session, scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2014, has been canceled. The Work Session will be rescheduled at date and time to be determined.
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End Hunger to Coordinate Food for Displaced Residents

Local Charitable Organization to Coordinate Food Deliveries for Displaced Residents Beginning Friday, Jan. 31, the local charitable organization End Hunger in Calvert County will coordinate food deliveries for the families recently displaced from Hallowing Point Trailer Park. Residents are asked not to drop off donations unannounced. Those who wish to assist with meals can...
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Two Armed Robberies Reported in Three Hours in Lexington Park

Two Armed Robberies Reported in Three Hours in Lexington Park

On Thursday, January 30,2014, at approximately 10:30 pm, an armed robbery on Great Mills Road was reported. A male victim reported that he had been robbed by two black males, who wearing all black. One suspect was armed with what was described as a set of brass knuckles, while the other had a handgun....
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 1/31/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 1/31/14

Each Friday, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit will highlight an individual who has an open warrant but has been difficult to locate. This week the Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Michael David Toder, 37, of La Plata. Toder currently has an...
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Police Seek Robbery Suspect’s Identity / Cash Reward Offered

Police Seek Robbery Suspect’s Identity / Cash Reward Offered

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identity of a robbery suspect and Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. On Thursday, January 30, at 12:46 p.m., the victim, an employee of Papa John’s, was walking toward the Bank of America in the 3200 block of...
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“Doves and Daggers” – Murder Mystery by Alumni Players

“Doves and Daggers” – Murder Mystery by Alumni Players

A dinner theater play by the Alumni Players at Our Lady Star of the Sea School at Solomons, took place January 24, 25, and 31 and will take place on February 1, 2014. So you still have time to make plans to attend Friday or Saturday. Doves & Daggers is a murder-mystery comedy show...
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Boehner on the State of the Union Address

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the president’s State of the Union Address and the Republican Address to the Nation. “In one of the great traditions of our democracy, the president is invited to the House chamber each year to discuss how he and Congress can work together...
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Del John Bohanan (D) to Hold Town Hall

Del John Bohanan (D) to Hold Town Hall

Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr. invites St. Mary’s County citizens to attend a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 8. The meeting will be held at the Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A and will begin at 1 pm. The 2014 legislative session convened on January 8. Delegate Bohanan hopes to hear resident’s thoughts...
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Hoyer Statement on House Passage of Farm Bill

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2642, the farm bill conference report: “This is not a perfect bill, and I am disappointed that it cuts food assistance that is critical for millions of Americans who are at risk of hunger. However, the compromise...
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