Monthly Archives: August 2015

Joan B. Marsh, 84

Joan B. Marsh, 84

Joan B. Marsh, 84 who devoted her life to the education and development of young children, died of Alzheimer’s-related issues at Hospice House in Callaway, Maryland, August 24, 2015. The daughter of the late George K. Brengle and Gladys Ayres, she was born in Brunswick, MD. She attended Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College),...
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Paul Peter Blanchette, 69

Paul Peter Blanchette, 69

Paul Peter Blanchette, 69 of Lexington Park, MD died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 8, 1946 in Norwich, CT to the late Theodore A. Blanchette and Alice Tetreault Blanchette. On August 22, 1968, Paul proudly enlisted in the United States Army...
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NAS Pax Issues Noise Advisory For Aug. 31st Through Sept. 2nd

NAS Pax Issues Noise Advisory For Aug. 31st Through Sept. 2nd

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating test events are scheduled to take place between 7:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. Pilots at PAX will be training for realistic flight scenarios including Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP).  FCLP training is essential for the precision and safety of...
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Ulysses Harris

Ulysses Harris

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, Ulysses Harris of Fort Washington, MD, peacefully passed away. A former US Marine, he retired from the Metropolitan Police Department and was a current employee of the United States Postal Service. He is survived by two devoted daughters, Dominique Harris and Tanya Harris-Nash (Charles); siblings, Willis, Lee Otis, Nathaniel...
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Former Governor Marvin Mandel to Lie in State at Maryland State House

Former Governor Marvin Mandel to Lie in State at Maryland State House

Former Governor Marvin Mandel will lie in state for a public viewing at the Maryland State House on Wednesday, September 2, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Governor Larry Hogan, along with other dignitaries and elected officials, will receive Governor Mandel’s family at the State House at approximately 10:00 AM. The viewing is open...
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13th Annual Affair at Point Farm “An Evening Under the Harvest Moon”

13th Annual Affair at Point Farm “An Evening Under the Harvest Moon”

Join us for an evening of Southern Maryland hospitality at the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s annual fundraising event, Affair at Point Farm,”An Evening under the Harvest Moon.” The public is invited to attend the event held on Saturday, September 12 from 6:00 to 9:30 PM in the Pavilion at Jefferson Patterson...
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Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Speaker Series Presents “Food at Sea” in 1812″

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Speaker Series Presents “Food at Sea” in 1812″

Have you ever eaten Lobscouse or Dandyfunk? On Thursday, September 24, join Simon Spalding as he explains the culinary practices of the world’s navies and merchant ships in the early 19th century, with fascinating details of how food was preserved, prepared, and consumed aboard sailing ships of the era. The lecture will be held...
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Treasurer’s Office Now Offering Online Services for Citizens

Treasurer’s Office Now Offering Online Services for Citizens

The St. Mary’s County Treasurer’s office is pleased to announce several new online systems are now available for real estate taxpayers including online payments and inquiry. Taxpayers can go to www.stmarysmd.com/treasurer. The office is also accepting online payments where taxpayers can chose from a number of payment options, such as Debit or Credit Cards (MasterCard, Visa &...
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Local Band MX51 Set to Rock Annual Crine Memorial Race

Local Band MX51 Set to Rock Annual Crine Memorial Race

South River High School’s Battle of the Bands was coming, and the four young musicians needed a name for their band. They were stuck until lead guitarist Erich Friedrich’s mom Lynn stepped into the garage while they were practicing. She had a question. “ asked Erich what type of tire did he need for...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/31/15 to 9/4/15

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/31/15 to 9/4/15

During the week of August 31 – September 4, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at Craik Elementary School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except for...
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Contest Time – Win 2 Tickets to “Roger Waters the Wall” Movie

Contest Time – Win 2 Tickets to “Roger Waters the Wall” Movie

Over 4 million fans saw The Wall Live during its three-year run. The massive show was staged 219 times and grossed $458.6 million, a record for a solo act. Roger Waters’ 2010-2013 tour The Wall Live hits movie theaters September 29th, but fans can get a preview of the film below. “Roger Waters The...
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Construction Begins For a More “Walkable” Prince George’s County

Construction Begins For a More “Walkable” Prince George’s County

Next week, the Maryland State Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will start a $24 million safety and enhancement project on MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) between Forestville Road and MD 458 (Silver Hill Road). The 2.2-mile project will provide safe pedestrian access in the Forestville and District Heights communities. Weather permitting; the project...
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CSM NowForce Puts Incident Reporting in Hands of Students

CSM NowForce Puts Incident Reporting in Hands of Students

The College of Southern Maryland will provide students, faculty, administrators and staff with a free, state-of-the-art personal safety app beginning with the fall semester. “We’re very pleased to be able to make available this technology that promotes safety for anyone visiting our campuses, including our students, employees and guests,” said CSM President Dr. Brad...
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Be a La Plata Hometown Hero. Be A Designated Driver at Rocktoberfest 2015

Be a La Plata Hometown Hero. Be A Designated Driver at Rocktoberfest 2015

Rocktoberfest 2015, presented by the La Plata Business Association (LPBA) and produced by Island Music Company, announced today that it will promote a designated driver campaign and its message “Be a La Plata hometown hero – Be a designated driver,” at the small-town rock music festival in the heart of the downtown business district...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 3:53 p.m., Trooper First Class E. Krenik responded to the intersection of Town Creek Drive and Spruce Drive, in California for a theft suspect fleeing from Walmart. TFC Krenik arrived on scene and located Ariel Lynn Watson, 22 of Great Mills standing with the Walmart Loss Prevention Officer....
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Charles County Public Schools Open August 31 for 2015/16 School Year

Charles County Public Schools Open August 31 for 2015/16 School Year

The 2015-16 school year officially begins on Monday, Aug. 31 for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) expects to welcome more than 26,500 students this school year. Students enrolled in the prekindergarten and three-year-old programs start on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Dates for the coming school year are available on...
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Meet a True Hero and His Tail-Wagging Best Friend!

Meet a True Hero and His Tail-Wagging Best Friend!

The St. Mary’s County Library is pleased to host New York Times bestselling author and retired U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, “Tuesday,” for two programs to be held at the Lexington Park Library on Sunday, September 13. From 2 – 4 p.m. Both programs are free and open to the public. Montalván...
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Photos and Artifacts Sought for 15th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event

Photos and Artifacts Sought for 15th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the 15th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The Department of Community Services is requesting old family photos and Nanjemoy artifacts to showcase. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy heritage to share, or you...
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Calvert Hospice Recruiting Volunteers for Next Training

Calvert Hospice Recruiting Volunteers for Next Training

Calvert Hospice announces its next Volunteer Training on October 8, 6 pm – 9 pm; October 9, 6 pm – 9 pm; and October 10, 9 am – 2 pm. We are looking for volunteers to sit with patients, help in the Calvert Hospice office, work at the Shoppe for Hospice, serve as a...
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Tri-County Orientation and Training for Maryland Responds Volunteers

Tri-County Orientation and Training for Maryland Responds Volunteers

Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for volunteers to enhance Maryland’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities in the Tri-County region. Stand ready to respond to public health emergencies and the needs of the community. MRC is a community-based, civilian volunteer program that assists public health workers in times of an emergency. Responders...
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Ducks Score in Bunches to Defeat Southern Maryland

Ducks Score in Bunches to Defeat Southern Maryland

Coming off an exciting win, Southern Maryland came out flat, as Long Island scored in bunches to take home the 10-4 victory at Regency Furniture Stadium. In the top of the third Long Island scored four runs. With two outs, Fehlandt Lentini struck out swinging, but reached base on a dropped third strike. The...
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Charles County Public Schools Recognized for Successful Behavior Intervention Programs

Charles County Public Schools Recognized for Successful Behavior Intervention Programs

Several Charles County public schools were honored by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on Friday, Aug. 14, for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. PBIS programs incorporate school activities that focus on creating safer and more effective schools. Program elements include reinforcement of desirable behavior, use of tangible and social...
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Teen Charged as Adult With Raping Girl, 9, at State Fairgrounds

Teen Charged as Adult With Raping Girl, 9, at State Fairgrounds

A 17-year-old Carroll County boy who raped a 9-year-old family friend Thursday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds has been charged as an adult. Jonathan Fleming, of the 200 block of Montgomery Avenue, 21771, has been charged with second degree rape, second degree sexual offense, perverted practice, fourth degree sexual assault and second degree assault....
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Child Neglect, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Destruction of Property

Lexington Park Man Charged with Child Neglect, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Destruction of Property

On Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:16 am, Trooper First Class E. Mersman responded to A&M Glass in Great Mills for the report of a Malicious Destruction of Property. Investigation revealed that Rodney O. Runnels, 27, of Lexington Park had entered the tow lot and entered a vehicle. An employee attempted to quickly close...
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Introducing … Pickleball for Beginners

Introducing … Pickleball for Beginners

The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the formation of a new sports program … Pickleball for Beginners. Come to learn and play one of the fastest growing sports in America! The program provides a level of exercise and fun for ages 18 and up during the fall months which...
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