Monthly Archives: September 2015

Heavy Rain in the Forecast for Maryland

Heavy Rain in the Forecast for Maryland

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting heavy rain throughout the end of this week for the State of Maryland. Rainfall is likely to begin on Thursday and continue at least through the weekend, with the potential of 5 to 10 inches of total precipitation throughout much of the State. Some areas will receive...
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Citizens Reminded to be Wary of Flooded Roadways

Citizens Reminded to be Wary of Flooded Roadways

The Department of Emergency Services & Technology reminds citizens to “Turn Around Don’t Drown”. With the forecast calling for heavy rains over the next few days, roadways may become flooded. Avoid roads already flooded or prone to flooding. Roads may be washed out under flood waters. Turn Around Don’t Drown when you encounter a...
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Sandbags Available for Calvert County Residents

Sandbags Available for Calvert County Residents

With up to 10 inches of rain predicted for the region over the next three days, the Calvert County Department of Public Safety is urging county residents to be prepared for the potential for coastal and inland flooding. The county is making sand and sand bags available for residents who need them to protect...
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Sandbags Available for St. Mary’s County Residents as Part of Storm Preparations

Sandbags Available for St. Mary’s County Residents as Part of Storm Preparations

The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation advises residents of the following: As a part of the readiness and pre-emergency phase, the County is making sandbags available for use by residents. This is a self-serve process and staff will be on-site to monitor, but will have limited availability to assist in the filling or...
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Sandbag Distribution Scheduled for Charles County Residents

Sandbag Distribution Scheduled for Charles County Residents

Due to the National Weather Service forecast, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services is providing sandbags to county residents who need them to protect property. Sandbags and sand will be available on Thursday, Oct. 1 from noon to 8 p.m.  Residents are responsible for picking up empty sandbags at the Department of Emergency...
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SMECO Reminds Customers to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland faces potential heavy rains and high winds this weekend. Area residents are urged to take steps to prepare for possible weather-related power outages. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is monitoring weather forecasts, and co-op crews are prepared to restore power if outages occur. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom Dennison, “As always, SMECO...
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Charges Pending in Four Vehicle Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge

Charges Pending in Four Vehicle Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Monday, September 28,2015, at approximately 7:55 am, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, fire and EMS personnel from the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on the Thomas Johnson Bridge. The collision was reported serious with one subject trapped. Upon arrival CCSO units observed four vehicles which had been involved...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Clifford (The Big Red Dog)

Wednesday’s Pet is Clifford (The Big Red Dog)

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/30/15 is Clifford (The Big Red Dog) Featured Pet: Clifford (The Big Red Dog) Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Retriever Mix Sex: Male Size: 65 pounds Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Clifford was a stray. He is blind in both eyes, but needed...
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Riverside WineFest Rescheduled

Riverside WineFest Rescheduled

The 13th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 7th and 8th, 2015.
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George “Jack” Dove

George “Jack” Dove

George “Jack” Dove of Lusby, MD passed away on September 27, 2015, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Jack was born on July 25, 1933, on Broome’s Island, MD, to the late Elmer and Genevieve Dove. As a boy and a young man, Jack worked as a waterman with his father and...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology to Conduct Full Cycle Siren Test

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology to Conduct Full Cycle Siren Test

The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology, in cooperation with Calvert County Emergency Management and Exelon Calvert Cliffs, will conduct a fullcycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Monday, October 5, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all...
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Hogan Heads Back to Hospital, but no Rest for Staff

Hogan Heads Back to Hospital, but no Rest for Staff

Gov. Larry Hogan heads back to the hospital Friday for his fifth round of chemotherapy to treat stage 3 lymphatic cancer, but there’s no respite for his staff during his five-day stays. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said the steroids Hogan takes as part of his treatment keep him “up all night so he’s focused...
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MEMA Reminds Marylanders that it’s Time to Prepare for Severe Weather and Other Emergencies

MEMA Reminds Marylanders that it’s Time to Prepare for Severe Weather and Other Emergencies

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reminds Marylanders that September is a good time to review preparedness information for severe weather and other emergencies throughout the year. September is both National Preparedness and Maryland Preparedness Month and government agencies, businesses, community groups, schools, and families will be participating in events to help promote disaster...
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Governor Hogan and Comptroller Franchot Launch New Website to Help Maryland Taxpayers Receive Refunds Following Supreme Court Decision

Governor Hogan and Comptroller Franchot Launch New Website to Help Maryland Taxpayers Receive Refunds Following Supreme Court Decision

Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot today urged eligible Maryland residents who filed and paid income taxes to another state between 2011 and 2014 to apply for a tax refund against the county portion of their Maryland state income taxes. Refunds are now taking place following a recent Supreme Court ruling related to...
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Hoyer Applauds Calvert County School On National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Hoyer Applauds Calvert County School On National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer applauded the Cardinal Hickey Academy in Calvert County on being selected as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program was founded in 1982 to recognize our nation’s top schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in...
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Naval Acquisition Development Program Participants Cross Finish Line

Naval Acquisition Development Program Participants Cross Finish Line

Four members from NAVAIR’s Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0) who successfully completed the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP) celebrated with a ceremony Sept. 17 in Building 446 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The graduates – David Regan, John Austerman, Curtis Brooks and Robert Anderson – will now take their places as permanent...
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Charlotte Hall Man Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer

Charlotte Hall Man Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant in the 7600 block of Kent Drive in Charlotte Hall after receiving information about a person who was possibly impersonating a police officer. During the search, officers found illegal prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, police equipment, and a replica...
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Governor Hogan Announces $14.9 Million for 63 Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects Across the State

Governor Hogan Announces $14.9 Million for 63 Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects Across the State

Following through on his commitment to build a balanced transportation network, Governor Larry Hogan today announced $14.9 million in grants for bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use trails across the state.  The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a total of 63 grants, including $2.77 million in Bikeways Program grants, $1.03 million in Recreational Trails...
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Reward Offered in Waldorf Bank Robbery

Reward Offered in Waldorf Bank Robbery

On Thursday, September 24, 2015,  at 11:57 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the SunTrust Bank located at 3070 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that a man walked into the bank, approached a teller and handed her a note implying a...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 9/30/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 9/30/15

During the week of September 21 through September 27 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,286 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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League of Women Voters of Calvert County to Host Entertaining “All Star” Game Show Night

League of Women Voters of Calvert County to Host Entertaining “All Star” Game Show Night

The League of Women Voters of Calvert County will host a fun-filled, entertaining evening event titled “Calvert Family Feud” on Saturday, October 17 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus (115 JW Williams Rd., Prince Frederick, MD).  County Commissioners Mike Hart, Tom Hejl, Pat Nutter, Evan...
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Fall into Little Explorers!

Fall into Little Explorers!

Fall is coming, leaves are turning yellow and orange, and the world is becoming more colorful! Join the Little Explorers program on Wednesday, October 7 to learn about all things fall! The program will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation. Little Explorers discover the world at Historic St. Mary’s City...
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Giving Your Child the Mathematical Advantage

Giving Your Child the Mathematical Advantage

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education continues to be the buzzword for today’s educators, students and parents. With ever-mounting pressure to have our children excel in STEM-related studies, parents are constantly seeking out resources designed to give their little angels a leg up. One such program is the Southern Maryland Math Circle; an...
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All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner

All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner

All Faith Episcopal Church of Charlotte Hall will be hosting its Annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, October 24, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge located at 27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. The meal features fried oysters, Southern Maryland stuffed ham, fried chicken, side dishes, and drinks. The dinner is...
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FRA Branch 93 Lexington Park Seeks Entries in Americanism Essay Contest

FRA Branch 93 Lexington Park Seeks Entries in Americanism Essay Contest

Members of FRA (Fleet Reserve Association) Branch 93 invite all students in grades 7 through 12 to participate in the Association’s 2015–2016 Americanism Essay Contest. Participants are invited to submit a 350-word essay centered on this year’s theme: “What the United States Flag Stands For”. This national contest, sponsored by FRA to promote a...
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