Monthly Archives: January 2015

Maryland State Police Helicopter Crew Rescues Hypothermic Kayaker From Cold Potomac River

Maryland State Police Helicopter Crew Rescues Hypothermic Kayaker From Cold Potomac River

A kayaker submerged waist deep in the frigid Potomac River in Washington County today was hoisted to safety by a Maryland State Police helicopter crew who then flew him to a hospital for treatment of possible hypothermia. Shortly before 2:00 p.m. today, fire and rescue units from both Frederick and Washington counties were dispatched...
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Warming Centers Available to the Public in Charles County

Warming Centers Available to the Public in Charles County

The public buildings listed below are open during regular business hours for use by residents as warming centers during the cold weather expected this weekend: Capital Clubhouse, 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf Friday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Charles County Public Library, all branches La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata...
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Calvert County Baker Rolls Out Big Batch of Lottery Dough

Calvert County Baker Rolls Out Big Batch of Lottery Dough

A bakery employee from Calvert County is merrily rolling in the dough after claiming the $50,000 top prize on a Maryland Lottery Get Lucky scratch-off. The single woman was unaware that a good deed would lead to rising fortunes. Lottery luck found the 47-year-old the day she picked up a prescription for her grandmother...
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St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Fair to be Held

St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Fair to be Held

The 55th Annual St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Fair will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the cafeteria at Great Mills High School. The fair will be open to the public from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The awards ceremony, which is also open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the...
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System Seeking 2015 Teacher of the Year Nominations

System Seeking 2015 Teacher of the Year Nominations

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is seeing nominations for the school system’s Maryland 2015-16 Teacher of the Year candidate. The nominated teacher must be a classroom, resource or media teacher who spends the majority of his or her time teaching and has a minimum of five years teaching experience. The selected candidate will also...
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New “Endow Maryland” Tax Credit Promotes Charitable Giving for Local Communities

New “Endow Maryland” Tax Credit Promotes Charitable Giving for Local Communities

A new Maryland tax credit dubbed “Endow Maryland” will reward donors who help build permanent charitable funds for local communities across the state, including Southern Maryland. Endow Maryland is modeled after successful initiatives established by community foundations across the nation. Starting January 1, 2015, Endow Maryland offers a tax credit for gifts of at...
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The Patuxent Partnership to Host a Call to Action ~ The Opiate Crisis

The Patuxent Partnership to Host a Call to Action ~ The Opiate Crisis

Admissions for treatment of prescription opiate abuse have increased over 400% in the last four years and rate the of treatment admissions for heroin has gone up 230% in the Southern Maryland community. The Patuxent Partnership will host a “Call to Action ~ The Opiate Crisis” briefing on Thursday, February 5 from 7:30 am...
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Learn Strategies to Become an Effective Parent Advocate at AAACC Workshop in Chesapeake Beach

Learn Strategies to Become an Effective Parent Advocate at AAACC Workshop in Chesapeake Beach

On Saturday, February, 7, 2015, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, the Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County will present a workshop on How to be an Effective Parent Advocate for Your Child by Melissa Alexander, parent educator from Parents’ Place of MD. This full-day, 2-part workshop will be held at the Northeast Community Center in...
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Mary Alice Hemming, 83

Mary Alice Hemming, 83

Mary Alice Hemming, 83 of Hollywood, MD passed away on January 29, 2015 in Callaway, MD. Born on February 15, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Essie Marie Payne Ferguson and Bernard Xavier Ferguson, Sr. Mary was the loving wife of the late Henry John Hemming, Jr., whom she married in Hollywood,...
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Thomas Allen “Rose” Cusic, 80

Thomas Allen “Rose” Cusic, 80 of Helen, MD, passed away on January 29, 2015 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on February 8, 1934 in Oraville, MD, he was the son of the late Annie Gertrude Cusic and Thomas Wilmer Cusic. Thomas is survived by his siblings; Frances Cecelia Wood of Leonardtown, MD, Joseph Wilmer Cusic...
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Jules Grant

Jules Grant

Jules Grant departed this earthly life on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 10:00 am until time of Memorial service at 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
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Sean Farrar

Sean Farrar departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Interment at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Waldorf, Md.
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CCSO Lt. Colonel Robert Cleaveland to Retire

CCSO Lt. Colonel Robert Cleaveland to Retire

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Cleaveland, a 30-year-veteran of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, will retire on Saturday, January 31. Known for his leadership, incredible knowledge of Agency policies, and compassion for victims of crime, Lt. Colonel Cleaveland had what he calls “an amazing career working with the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and serving...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 1/30/15

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 1/30/15

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of two people. Jeffrey Alan Dement, 49, of no fixed address, has open warrants charging him with violating probation relating to two theft schemes over $500. He has open warrants in other jurisdictions as well. He is 5’10”, 185...
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SMCSO – Saturation Patrol Super Bowl Sunday

SMCSO – Saturation Patrol Super Bowl Sunday

The following information was provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. FACT: About 40 percent of all highway fatalities in the U.S. happen on Super Bowl Sunday as a result of drunken driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Super Bowl time means heightened enforcement for drunken driving all over Maryland. Sunday,...
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CSM Children’s Theatre Presents ‘Treasure Island’ Jan. 30-31

CSM Children’s Theatre Presents ‘Treasure Island’ Jan. 30-31

The College of Southern Maryland’s Children Theatre presents “Treasure Island,” a dramatic comedy about piracy on the tropical seas. The play opens with a matinee at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 30 and performances at 7 p.m., Jan. 30-31 and 2 p.m., Jan. 31. All performances will take place on the La Plata Campus in the...
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Southern Maryland Math Circle Program Receives Sponsorship From RED-INC

Southern Maryland Math Circle Program Receives Sponsorship From RED-INC

The Southern Maryland Math Circle program had a special visitor at their January 17 meeting. Karen Garner, President of Research and Engineering Development, LLC (RED-INC) stopped by the session for much more than a visit – she was there to present a check to the group. RED-INC has generously volunteered to sponsor the Southern...
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Raymond Vernon Johnson, 84

Raymond Vernon Johnson, 84

Raymond Vernon Johnson, 84 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away January 26, 2015 at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 9, 1930, he was the sixth child of nine born at his home in Oraville, MD to the late Francis Vernon Johnson and Annie Myrtle Williams Johnson....
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William “Pop” Michael Flynn, Jr., 75

William “Pop” Michael Flynn, Jr., 75

William “Pop” Michael Flynn, Jr., 75 of Indian Head, MD died on January 27, 2015. He was born on October 11, 1939 in Washington, D.C., to the late William M. Flynn, Sr. and the late Vivian M. Flynn. Pop is survived by his children, Billy Flynn (Tammy), Michael Flynn (Daphne), Michele Gilroy (Dennis), Victoria Brumbaugh...
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Sharon Diane Keener, 66

Sharon Diane Keener, 66

Sharon Diane Keener, 66 of Hughesville, MD passed away on January 27, 2015 at her residence. She was born on April 26, 1948 in Florida to the late Walter Braswell and the late Georgia Cooke Braswell. Sharon worked for Davis Antenna for 20 years as Office Manager. When she moved to Florida, she was...
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Robert Eugene Buck, 82

Robert Eugene Buck, 82

Robert Eugene Buck, 82 of Benedict, MD passed away January 27, 2015 at his residence in Benedict, MD. He was the son of late Parran B. Buck and late Sarah E. Buck. In 1959 Robert Eugene Buck was looking for a reason to get out of the house and serve his community. At the...
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Pama Lei “Pam” Barrett, 48

Pama Lei “Pam” Barrett, 48

Pama Lei “Pam” Barrett, 48 of St. Leonard, MD passed away on January 25, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center. Born January 30, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, she was the daughter of the late Ernest G. Enslow and Agnes Greenwood Sanders. Pam graduated from Frederick Douglas High School in Upper Marlboro, MD in 1984. She...
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State Highway Administration Administration Reminds Travelers to Use Caution This Afternoon and Tonight

State Highway Administration Administration Reminds Travelers to Use Caution This Afternoon and Tonight

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds travelers to use caution when driving this afternoon and evening with sleet, snow, freezing rain and/or rain predicted during the evening rush hours. Recent similar storms are a chilly reminder that winter is here – and conditions can rapidly change when air and pavement temperatures are right...
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California Woman Arrested for Arson, Destruction of Property, and Resisting Arrest

California Woman Arrested for Arson, Destruction of Property, and Resisting Arrest

On January 15, 2015, Deputy Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Colderall Court in California, for disturbance. The victims alleged their daughter Ashley Renee Harvey, 20 of California, came home intoxicated, which caused an argument. Harvey eventually went upstairs to her bedroom. A short time later, the...
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Beat Cabin Fever with Outdoor Fun!

Beat Cabin Fever with Outdoor Fun!

Do you have a case of the cold-weather blues? Often overlooked for outdoor adventure, winter offers a variety of sights, sounds and experiences that you just won’t find any other time. The quiet solitude, crisp air and easy to spot wildlife, are just a few. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers a variety...
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