Monthly Archives: July 2015

Irma D. Leon Rios, 86

Irma D. Leon Rios, 86

Irma D. Leon Rios, 86 of Great Mills, MD, formerly of Puerto Rico, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 13, 1929 in Puerto Rico to the late Julio Leon and Ines Rios. Irma was married to her beloved husband, Miguel A. Colon Ruiz,...
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Prince Frederick Streetscape Construction Begins

Prince Frederick Streetscape Construction Begins

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin improvements to MD 765A (Main Street) and MD 231 (Church Street) in Prince Frederick on Monday August 3. The project includes: • Raising the road profile at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street three feet to enhance visibility; • Installing a raised brick...
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Virtual Training Environments Offer Real Benefits to Navy

Virtual Training Environments Offer Real Benefits to Navy

The Navy is embracing touch-screen training technology as an affordable, virtual alternative to costly hardware systems the service currently uses to simulate weapons, machinery and communications equipment. The Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), which provides warfighters with advanced training systems for a variety of aircraft, will sponsor a demonstration of the Multipurpose...
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Hospital Wins Five National Healthcare Marketing Awards

Hospital Wins Five National Healthcare Marketing Awards

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Marketing, Public Relations, and Philanthropy Department earned five healthcare marketing awards through the Aster Awards Program, an elite competition dedicated to recognizing excellence in medical marketing, and the Advertising Awards from Healthcare Marketing Report (HMR), a publications group focused on marketing news and information from around the nation in the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Closure of Baltimore City Detention Center

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Closure of Baltimore City Detention Center

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) – Men’s Detention Center will close immediately, bringing to an end the facility’s long history of corruption, appalling conditions, and waste of tax dollars. The closure of the Men’s Detention Center will dramatically improve staff, detainee, and public safety conditions, while...
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New Children’s Chorus Announces Auditions

New Children’s Chorus Announces Auditions

The Chesapeake Children’s Chorus (CCC) is looking for students entering grades 2-8 to join the newly formed vocal ensemble. Interested students should prepare to audition on Thursday, August 13 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m at Hollywood United Methodist Church. In the short vocal audition, singers can expect to meet directors Laurel Dietz and Lori...
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Phased Re-Opening of Indian Head Rail Trail to Begin July 31

Phased Re-Opening of Indian Head Rail Trail to Begin July 31

The Department of Public Works’ Parks Division is pleased to issue an Indian Head Rail Trail opening schedule. Several weeks of favorable weather allowed construction crews to make significant progress in completing work on portions of the trail. Phases of the Indian Head Rail Trail will begin to re-open for public use starting this...
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Walter “Duke” Ward, 75

Walter “Duke” Ward, 75

Walter “Duke” Ward passed away at his home in LaPlata, MD on July 27, 2015 at the age of 75 after a long illness. May he rest in peace. Duke enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and after serving 24 years on active duty, he retired in 1984 as an E8 Master Sergeant and...
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Dorothy “Ralley” Joyce Yates, 55

Dorothy “Ralley” Joyce Yates, 55

Dorothy “Ralley” Joyce Yates, age 55, of Indian Head, MD formerly of Newburg, MD passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 peacefully at her home with her family at her side. The family will receive friends at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 9:00 to...
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Kevin Todd Orencia, 36

Kevin Todd Orencia, 36

Kevin Todd Orencia, 36 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2015. Kevin was born on December 3, 1978 in Rockville, MD. Kevin is preceded in death by his father, Renaldo “Ronnie” Orencia and his grandparents, Rosalee Reece and Constantino and Mary Orencia. Kevin is the beloved son of Teresa Orencia of Mechanicsville,...
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Mary Frances Wible, 91

Mary Frances Wible, 91

Mary Frances Wible, 91 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 28, 2015 in St. Leonard, MD. Born December 3, 1923 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Mary Agnes Bowles Smith and William Vincent Smith. Mrs. Wible was the loving wife of the late Benjamin (Ramey) Wible whom she married...
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Raymond R. Thomas

Raymond R. Thomas

Raymond R. Thomas departed this earthly life on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He is survived by his devoted wife, Vashtie Thomas; children, Sheree Celey, Jeffery (Lisa) Thomas, Sheila (Anthony) Mackmore; niece, Connie Thomas; nephew, Ashton Thomas; 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Children’s Day

St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Children’s Day

The St. Clement’s Island Museum will hold its Children’s Day event on Saturday, August 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free balloons, face painting, games, crafts, activities, snow cones and goody bags. The first 200 kids will receive a reusable water bottle. Community heroes from the Seventh District Fire Department, Seventh District Rescue...
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DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe...
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End Hunger In Calvert County to host 4th Annual FoodStock

End Hunger In Calvert County to host 4th Annual FoodStock

On Saturday August 8th from 8:30AM – 11:30AM at the End Hunger Warehouse, End Hunger In Calvert County will host its 4th Annual FoodStock distribution event. That morning nearly 100,000lbs of food will be sorted and distributed, free of charge, to nearly 800 local families and Partner Food Pantries. People will receive a combination...
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Mike Sullivan Named Acting Executive Director for St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission

Mike Sullivan Named Acting Executive Director for St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission Board of Commissioners has appointed current Chief of Facilities and Operations, Michael Sullivan, as the Acting Executive Director of the Metropolitan Commission effective August 1, 2015. Sullivan will serve until such time as a permanent Executive Director is chosen and begins employment. Sullivan began his career at the Metropolitan Commission on March...
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Serious Motorcycle Accident in Prince Frederick

Serious Motorcycle Accident in Prince Frederick

On July 29, 2015 at approximately 12:45 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Sheridan Point Road and Fig Point Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a serious crash involving a dirt bike. Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Yamaha...
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2015 Summer Public Art Project: Modern Petroglyphs

2015 Summer Public Art Project: Modern Petroglyphs

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, announces the 2015 Summer Public Art Project, created by Kevin Sudeith entitled Modern Petroglyphs. The public art project will run through August 30, 2015. Visitors of all ages are invited to join in the Summer Public Art Project from 10am-4pm daily. Participation is included with...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GINGER

Wednesday’s Pet is GINGER

Wednesday’s Pet for 07/29/15 is GINGER   Featured Pet: Ginger Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: One eye missing Breed: Greyhound Mix Sex: Female Size: 40 pounds Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Ginger is a 3-year-old beautiful Greyhound mix that was relinquished to a shelter by her owners. She...
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Blue Crabs Drop Game Two

Blue Crabs Drop Game Two

The Blue Crabs looked to take a victory on a muggy afternoon but ran into a roadblock in the form of Logan Williamson as they drop game two to York 7-0. Williamson held the Crabs’ offense to two hits on the day while walking two batters and hitting one. Edward Paredes and Beau Vaughan...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Assaulting and Robbing his Girlfriend

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Assaulting and Robbing his Girlfriend

On July 24, 2015, Deputy Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The investigation revealed suspect Rico Kinta Keys Jr., 20 of Lexington Park, came to his girlfriend’s (the victim} residence to gather some of his belongings from inside...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Introduces new DARE Vehicle

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Introduces new DARE Vehicle

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce the citizens of Calvert County to the newest addition to the D.A.R.E. fleet. DFC Andre Mitchell, along with the design team at TNT Signs and Graphics Tim Wilhoit, Tammie Wilhoit and Sidney Belcher, worked tirelessly to create a design that would not only be eye...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/29/15

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/29/15

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. BURGLARY: On July 27 at 5:05 p.m., officers responded to a burglary in the 9200 block of Parkway Subdivision Road in...
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Nighttime Flagging Operation on Thomas Johnson Bridge Wednesday Night July 29

Nighttime Flagging Operation on Thomas Johnson Bridge Wednesday Night July 29

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will close one of two lanes and alternate traffic using a flagging operation on the Thomas Johnson Bridge (MD 4) on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 beginning at 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. to repair the navigational lights. This work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled...
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York Scores a Late Run to Steal a Victory

York Scores a Late Run to Steal a Victory

The York Revolution came into tonight’s ballgame having won three straight, and they continued their winning streak with a victory of Southern Maryland by the 4-3 final this evening. Southern Maryland scored three early runs in the bottom of the first. Zach Wilson drove in Fred Lewis with a sacrifice fly. Two batters later...
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