Monthly Archives: October 2014

Laurice M. Chase White, 76,

Laurice M. Chase White, 76,

Laurice M. Chase White, 76, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her residence. She was born on August 20, 1938 to the late Lawrence and Geraldine Chase. Laurice attended school in St. Mary’s County before relocating to Washington, D.C., where she attended Langley Junior High and Martha Washington Vocational School for nursing: where...
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Robert Stanley “Robbie” Johnson, Jr., 52

Robert Stanley “Robbie” Johnson, Jr., 52

Robert Stanley “Robbie” Johnson, Jr., 52 of Hollywood, MD died on October 29, 2014 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born on August 10, 1962 in Leonardtown, MD, he is the son of Robert S. Johnson, Sr. of Hollywood, MD and the late Virginia Burroughs Johnson. Robbie is a graduate of Leonardtown...
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Pumpkins for Pigs at HSMC

Pumpkins for Pigs at HSMC

Historic St. Mary’s City is collecting pumpkins for the plantation pigs this fall. Deliver new or “used” squash to the bin outside the Visitor Center (18751 Hogaboom Lane). The pigs, Maizie, Pumpkin, and Scarlet, love these big orange fall fruits, which often end up in the trash after serving ornamental purposes. Retired jack-o’-lanterns are...
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Trick or Treat – Not Drink and Drive

Trick or Treat – Not Drink and Drive

With Halloween quickly approaching, troopers remind folks as they carve their pumpkins and pick out their costumes, the best choices they can make are to drive sober or designate a sober driver before the celebrating begins. The Maryland State Police is reminding all drivers that ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’ because every Halloween there...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Theft from Church

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Theft from Church

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s help in identifying two men who stole money from a church. Detectives have released surveillance camera photographs of the two men and their car, and Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Sometime in...
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Calvert Marine Museum Hosts Homeschool Day

Calvert Marine Museum Hosts Homeschool Day

Homeschooled families are invited to the Calvert Marine Museum on Wednesday, November 19 to jump into River to Bay: Reflections and Connections. Children age 5 to 12 will enjoy special hands-on workshops focusing on animals, habitats, and challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fee is museum admission (members have...
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Benefits of an Assisted Living Facility

Benefits of an Assisted Living Facility

Assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs); coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Assistance includes the administration of medication, or personal care services provided by trained staff. Assisted living emerged as an...
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Rayetta Charlotte McWilliams, 84

Rayetta Charlotte McWilliams, 84

Rayetta Charlotte McWilliams, 84 of Leonardtown died October 24, 2014 at Taylor Farm Assisted Living in Bushwood. Born October 19, 1930, in Franklin County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Merle Leroy Stevens and Rachel Catherine Coyle. Rayetta married Frederick J. McWilliams in 1950 and came to live in St. Mary’s County....
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Michael Lee Moran, Jr., 39

Michael Lee Moran, Jr., 39 of Charlotte, NC formerly from La Plata, MD passed away on October 28, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Born on May 12, 1975, he was the son of Barbara Jean Hall Moran, and Michael Lee Moran, Sr. both of La Plata, MD, brother Mark Paul Quarry of Haymarket, VA and...
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Robert William Taggert, 62

Robert William Taggert, 62

Robert William Taggert, 62, of Hollywood, MD, passed away October 27, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on November 26, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William Eugene Taggert and Margaret Wilbur Taggert of Southampton, PA. Robert married the former Donna Lynn Drew on May 3, 1980 in Cornwell Heights, PA....
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John William Figgins, Jr., 50

John William Figgins, Jr., 50

John William Figgins, Jr., 50 of Brandywine, MD passed away on October 28, 2014 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD. He was born on February 6, 1964 in Washington, D.C., to the late John William Figgins, Sr. and the late Louis Marie Blake. John was a good family man, dad and...
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Francis Xavier Holt, 70

Francis Xavier Holt, 70

Francis Xavier Holt, 70 of Lexington Park, MD, departed this life on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 after a long illness. He was the son of the late James Norman Holt and Agnes Marie Morland of Mechanicsville, MD, born on July 15, 1944. He was educated and graduated from the St. Mary’s County School System....
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Virginia Woman Arrested for Drugs, Drunk Driving and Assaulting a Police Officer

Virginia Woman Arrested for Drugs, Drunk Driving and Assaulting a Police Officer

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 1:35 am, Trooper C. Ruth of the Maryland State Police initiated a traffic stop on a silver van for a minor traffic violation. The driver, Lisa Marie Murphy, 51, of Chesapeake, VA, was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and transported to the Maryland...
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St. Inigoes Man Jailed After Hitting 5-Year-Old Boy in the Face

St. Inigoes Man Jailed After Hitting 5-Year-Old Boy in the Face

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm, Trooper A. Oyler responded to the 15000 block of Point Lookout Road for the report of a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that Daniel B. Evans, 27, of St. Inigoes, had struck a 5-year-old male victim in the face and then grabbed him by the neck to...
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American Indian Heritage Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Saturday

American Indian Heritage Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Saturday

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, will celebrate American Indian Heritage Day with a FREE event being held in their recreated Eastern Woodland Indian Village. The event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and will have entertainment and activities for the whole family. Enjoy hands...
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Toe-Tapping Bluegrass Concert Raises Money for Hospice

Toe-Tapping Bluegrass Concert Raises Money for Hospice

The sounds of bluegrass music floated on the breeze Saturday afternoon as music lovers gathered at Flat Iron Farm for the annual Bluegrass for Hospice. Award-winning band The Seldom Scene headlined the event, and they were preceded by an amazing line-up of local bluegrass favorites, including Charlie Thompson & Bottom County Bluegrass, Bubby Abell...
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CMH Breast Cancer 5K Full of Courage, Color and Celebration

CMH Breast Cancer 5K Full of Courage, Color and Celebration

Michelle Alexander drove over 200 miles with her two sons to walk with her friend Christa McCan, who is going through chemotherapy for triple-negative breast cancer, at Calvert Memorial Hospital’s 5th Annual Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run on Oct.18 in Solomons. They were among the record-setting crowd of 960 that brought in an estimated $15,000...
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Celebrating, Honoring Area Connections to Piscataway Tribe

Celebrating, Honoring Area Connections to Piscataway Tribe

The Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland is hosting a week of cultural and educational events on the Piscataway Conoy Tribe Nov. 10-14 to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November. This year’s theme nationally is “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Southern Maryland has been home to Native Americans...
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SMCSO Announces the Retirement of Corporal James R. Molitor

SMCSO Announces the Retirement of Corporal James R. Molitor

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announce the retirement of Corporal James “Jim” Molitor ID #103. He received a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners this morning thanking him for his many years of dedicated service to St. Mary’s County. Corporal Molitor began his...
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Letter to the Editor,

Letter to the Editor,

Dear Editor, His name is John O’Connor. Again, his name is John O’Connor. A name his friends and family know to be synonymous with integrity, honor, and respect. Mr. O’Connor has shown that he knows how the budget process works, and that how the school spends its money is something he cannot control, but...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Dolly

Wednesday’s Pet is Dolly

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/29/14 is Dolly Featured Pet: Dolly Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Crooked front right leg, a broken bone that healed improperly. Breed: Cattle Dog Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium (38lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dolly is a beautifully marked 1-year-old pup who is extremely...
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Marion “Meems” Gillott, 86

Marion “Meems” Gillott, 86

Marion “Meems” Gillott, 86 of East Patchogue, NY, formerly of Lexington Park, MD, died peacefully in her sleep on October 16, 2014. Born on July 16, 1928 in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rose Gutbrod Hafner. Marion was adventurer who loved to travel and enjoyed being with family...
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Barbara Ann Courtney, 75

Barbara Ann Courtney, 75

Barbara Ann Courtney, 75 of Leonardtown MD, formerly from Park Hall, MD. She departed this life peacefully on October 26th, 2014 with two of her daughters and their husbands by her side at The Hospice House of St. Mary’s, Callaway, MD. Barbara was born on June 12th, 1939 in Washington, D.C. to the late...
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CMH Receives Coveted Quality Care Award

CMH Receives Coveted Quality Care Award

Calvert Memorial Hospital has received the 2013 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care. CMH was one of 16 hospitals statewide to receive the prestigious award, which recognizes those facilities that excel in “significant and sustained” quality care. “We are pleased to recognize Calvert Memorial Hospital with this award,”...
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Fatal Traffic Collision in Huntingtown Under Investigation

Fatal Traffic Collision in Huntingtown Under Investigation

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:13 a.m.,, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to Route 4 at Ponds Wood Rd in Huntingtown for a reported single vehicle motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that a 2004 Ford Ranger truck, operated by William Sullivan, 28 of Hollywood, was traveling south on...
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