Monthly Archives: April 2014

Calvert County Features Fresh Local Food at Outdoor Farmers Markets

Calvert County Features Fresh Local Food at Outdoor Farmers Markets

Eating fresh and eating local is made easy with the availability of four Calvert County farmers markets.  Offering a host of Southern Maryland products, the Calvert County markets will open the first week of May on the following schedule: • Tuesdays in Prince Frederick at Calvert Memorial Hospital Parking lot adjacent to Route 2/4...
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Road Closures for Charles County


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CSM Ward Virts Free Concert Series Presents Baritone Michael K. Santana, May 4

CSM Ward Virts Free Concert Series Presents Baritone Michael K. Santana, May 4

The College of Southern Maryland welcomes baritone Michael K. Santana to perform at the Ward Virts Concert Series at 3 p.m., May 4 at the Prince Frederick Campus, Building B Mulitpurpose Room. The performance is the last of six in the concert series, which is held at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams...
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Flooding Reported on Local Roadway

Flooding Reported on Local Roadway

The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) wants to alert citizens that Baptist Church Road is currently overtopped with 3-4 inches of water in the vicinity of Hayden Run, which located just north of the Chaptico Road (MD 238) intersection. The location has been marked by DPW&T with high water signs. The roadway...
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Celebrate Spring at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate Spring at Historic St. Mary’s City

Days are longer, flowers are blooming, and hearts are light! Historic St. Mary’s City will host May Day revels on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Celebrate spring with the colonists – rally ‘round the may pole, learn a colonial dance, and play games that will entertain you as they did...
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Two Inmates Charged with Assault at St. Mary’s County Detention Center

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Deputy Manns responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Sean Ross Alpert, 38, of Brandywine, struck the victim inmate with his fist during an argument. Alpert was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate). ___ On Saturday, April 26, 2014,...
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Lusby Man Charged with Escape

Lusby Man Charged with Escape

On April 21, 2014, Zechariah Samuel Everett, 23, of Lusby, failed to turn himself in at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center to begin serving an 18 month sentence. Everett subsequently turned himself in later the same day. He was charged with 2nd Degree Escape by Corporal E. Johnson.
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Calvert County Crime Solvers “Case of the Week” 4/30/15

Calvert County Crime Solvers “Case of the Week” 4/30/15

Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for the burglaries at two homes in Broomes Island recently. Both are in the 8800 block of Broomes Island Road. Each home was burglarized during daytime hours, one on April 21 and...
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Educational Support Professional of the Year 2014

Educational Support Professional of the Year 2014

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Board of Education and Dr. Michael Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, recognized the nominees for the Educational Support Professional of the Year for 2013-2014. The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding educational support professional for his/her contributions to the success of the learning community and to...
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Calvert Library to Host “500 by five”

Calvert Library to Host “500 by five”

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10 am, all Calvert Library locations will be holding special “500 by Five” Celebrations. Join us for one of these special storytime celebrations featuring stories, songs, and cake as we honor our “500 by Five” participants and completers. Calvert Library’s “500 by Five” initiative inspires Calvert’s children to...
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Foodways Community Networking Event Coming May 7th

Foodways Community Networking Event Coming May 7th

Come and meet other people interested in diverse, food-related issues at an evening of lively discussion hosted by the Southern Maryland Food Council. Topics may include community and/or school gardens, environmental impacts of food systems, childhood obesity and disease, nutrition education, recycling, farming, natural foods and remedies and more. The event features an optional...
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Pianist Brian Ganz Offers “Piano Talk” at St. Mary’s College

Pianist Brian Ganz Offers “Piano Talk” at St. Mary’s College

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s musician-in-residence Brian Ganz will continue his popular “Piano Talk” series on Thursday, May 1 at noon in the college’s Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The Piano Talk is entitled “Shades of Light in Sound” and will be an exploration and performance of Claude Debussy’s “Hommage à Rameau,” from...
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Citizens Urged to Prepare for Flooding Due to Heavy Rain

Citizens Urged to Prepare for Flooding Due to Heavy Rain

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services is urging citizens to prepare for severe weather forecast starting tonight through Thursday, May 1. The National Weather Service has issued a flash food watch in effect overnight. A coastal flood watch is in effect for Thursday morning with minor to moderate tidal flooding possible during high...
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Two Men Charged with Attempted Murder

Two Men Charged with Attempted Murder

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested DeAndre Campbell, 19, of Waldorf and Stephen Jordan, 18, of Indian Head in connection with assaulting a 21-year-old male who Campbell only knew as an acquaintance. The assault occurred on April 23 at 10:30 p.m. on a dirt road near the 3700 block of...
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More Natural Gas Production, Shipping in Maryland Favored in Poll

More Natural Gas Production, Shipping in Maryland Favored in Poll

A majority of Marylanders favor increased tapping of natural gas and oil in the state, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute and the Maryland Petroleum Council, found that 88% agreed with the idea that increased production of gas and oil would stimulate the economy, while...
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UPDATE: “Big Drinking, Big Problems” Awareness Event

UPDATE: “Big Drinking, Big Problems” Awareness Event

UPDATE 4/28/14 : The Community Alcohol Coalition (CAC) continues to raise awareness of underage and binge drinking in St. Mary’s County, MD. Currently focusing on the excessive alcohol consumption of young adults on college campuses, the CAC will host an awareness event April 29, 2014, at the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus (This...
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UPDATE: Countywide High Speed Chase Ends in Arrest

UPDATE: Countywide High Speed Chase Ends in Arrest

UPDATE: Booking Photo Added on 4/29/14 According to court documents Mackall went before District Court Commissioner Christopher Leseman and bail was set at $15,000. Mackall was released after posting the established bond pending further action by judicial authorities. 4/26/14: On Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:23a.m., a lookout was given for a vehicle traveling southbound on Route...
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The Commodores, U.S. Navy Jazz Band Coming to Leonardtown

The Commodores, U.S. Navy Jazz Band Coming to Leonardtown

On Saturday, May 10th, experience the energy of the U.S. Navy jazz band The Commodores as they join us at 6:00 PM in the Historic Leonardtown Square. Highly regarding for their renditions of big band jazz over the last 40 years, this popular ensemble will entertain with a variety of timeless classics, toe-tapping favorites...
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Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department sponsors the “Every 15 Minutes Program”

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department sponsors the “Every 15 Minutes Program”

The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring the “Every 15 Minutes Program” at Thomas Stone High School and North Point High School. This program offers real-life experiences to expose teenagers to the dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving. This two-day event includes a simulated traffic accident on the school grounds. The...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/29/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/29/14

During the week of April 21 through April 28 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,531 calls for service throughout the community.  Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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National Take-Back Medications Day a Success in Charles County

National Take-Back Medications Day a Success in Charles County

Nearly 80 Pounds of Unwanted and Unused Medicines Turned In National Take-Back Medications Day a Success Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said nearly 80 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired medications were collected on Saturday, April 26 as part of the National Take-Back Medications Day sponsored by local law enforcement agencies and the...
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Bluefish take Series Finale Over Blue Crabs

Bluefish take Series Finale Over Blue Crabs

In a tie game in the top of the 9th inning, J.R. Towles was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and the Bridgeport Bluefish salvaged the series finale against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs with an 8-7 victory. The loss is the first of the season for the Blue Crabs after starting...
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Commuter Connections Launches Mobile-Friendly Website, Mobile Apps

Commuter Connections Launches Mobile-Friendly Website, Mobile Apps

Today, Commuter Connections announced the launch of its new mobile-friendly website, www.commuterconnections.org, and mobile apps to give commuters state-of-the-art access to its programs on their smartphones and tablets. Commuter Connections, the leader in promoting transportation benefits and options in the metropolitan Washington region for 40 years, has developed this new web platform to make...
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Kathleen Reineke Selected as Teacher of the Year

Kathleen Reineke Selected as Teacher of the Year

St. Mary’s County Public Schools announces the selection of Ms. Kathleen Reineke, an Instructional Resource Teacher at Oakville Elementary School, as its 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.  “Ms. Reineke is an asset to our school system. She has an innate ability to communicate and connect with her students in order to overcome challenges and...
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St. Mary’s County Bar Association Seeks Applications for Scholarship

St. Mary’s County Bar Association Seeks Applications for Scholarship

The St. Mary’s County Bar Association established a scholarship fund to reward a St. Mary’s County graduating high school senior who demonstrates meritorious achievements in high school by providing him or her with a one-time scholarship to continue his or her academic endeavors. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors residing in...
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