Monthly Archives: June 2016

UPDATED Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2016

UPDATED Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2016

 Calvert County Chesapeake Beach Fireworks UPDATE – The fireworks in Chesapeake Beach over the bay have been postponed until Sunday, July 3rd. Location: Chesapeake Beach Waterfront Date: Friday, July 1 Time: 7-10 p.m.The Town’s Fireworks Over the Bay will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 with a rain date of Sunday, July 3, 2016....
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Federal Charges Filed Against 6 Prince George’s County Men as the Result of a Joint Investigation Targeting Armed Drug Dealers

Federal Charges Filed Against 6 Prince George’s County Men as the Result of a Joint Investigation Targeting Armed Drug Dealers

Federal criminal complaints have been filed charging six Prince George’s County men with gun and drug crimes, as a result of a joint investigation by ATF, DEA and the Prince George’s County Police Department that targeted armed drug dealers in Prince George’s County. In addition, over 150 members of law enforcement executed 12 search...
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St. Mary’s County Government Offices to Close for Independence Day

St. Mary’s County Government Offices to Close for Independence Day

All St. Mary’s County Government Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen Tuesday, July 5. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be closed July 4. The Convenience Centers will be open for normal hours on Sunday,...
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Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of July. All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Monday, July 4 (Independence Day) • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. •...
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Calvert County Announces Independence Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Independence Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered Monday, July 4. • There will be no county bus service...
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Three Notch Trail Phase VI Set to Open July 1

Three Notch Trail Phase VI Set to Open July 1

With planning, design and construction work complete, Phase VI of the Three Notch Trail is set for a “soft opening” on Friday, July 1. A ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the new five-mile section of the trail is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 at 9 a.m. behind Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville. The...
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Lexington Park Couple Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohl’s

Lexington Park Couple Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohl’s

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Deputy K. Molitor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Lexington Village Way (Kohl’s Shopping Center) in Lexington Park, for a reported shoplifting in progress. The Emergency Communications Center provided a description of a female and male who fled the store with an...
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Hollywood Woman Charged with Assault

Hollywood Woman Charged with Assault

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, Deputy A. Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 25000 block of Jones Wharf Road in Hollywood, for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Haley Mariah Simmons,  18, of Hollywood, struck the victim in the neck during an argument. The victim displayed injuries...
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Betty Rizer Smoak, 91

Betty Rizer Smoak, 91

Betty Rizer Smoak, age 91, of Solomons, MD, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. She was born in Washington, DC, on July 29, 1924, to Mary Custis (Lee) and Arthur Edward Righter. She worked as a secretary for the U.S.D.A. and the Census Bureau, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed singing, loved being a...
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Woodrow Thomas “Woody” Hill III, 53

Woodrow Thomas “Woody” Hill III, 53

Woodrow Thomas “Woody” Hill, III, 53, of Hollywood, MD passed away on June 27, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. Woody was born October 20, 1962 in Leonardtown, MD to Woodrow Thomas Hill, Jr. and Shirley Foxwell of Baltimore, MD. Woody is a graduate of Dundalk Sr. High School. He was self-employed in home improvement for...
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Ellen Genevieve Hall, 77

Ellen Genevieve Hall, 77

Ellen Genevieve Hall, 77, of Leonardtown, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 28, 2016. Born on October 15, 1938 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Helen Genevieve Bowles Wilkinson and Joseph Percenete Wilkinson, JR. Ellen was the loving wife of the late Charles “Charlie” Aloysius Hall...
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Valerie Taylor Von Allmen, 79

Valerie Taylor Von Allmen 79 passed away Monday June 27 at Brookdale Senior Living in Cary NC. She was born in Tampa FL on October 28, 1936. She was married to Robert H. von Allmen Jr. and lived in St. Inigoes Md where she was instrumental in the startup and operation of the Patuxent...
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Media Advisory: State Officials Prepare For Increase in Drunk Drivers This Holiday Weekend

Media Advisory: State Officials Prepare For Increase in Drunk Drivers This Holiday Weekend

With the Fourth of July arriving at the end of a long weekend, state officials are preparing for an increase in drunk drivers this Independence Day. To combat this increase and save lives on Maryland roadways, officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland State Police will detail their efforts to target impaired...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WATSON

Wednesday’s Pet is WATSON

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/29/2016 WATSON Featured Pet: WATSON Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Corgi Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Watson is a 2-year-old Corgi Mix. Watson is a small dog with a big personality. In his foster home, he has learned...
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Kathleen C. Garner

Kathleen C. Garner

Born in Philadelphia in February 1945, Kathy lived her life in the pursuit of pleasure in the moment. She received a psychology degree from Adirondack Community College. Maturing over time, that which pleased her was refined from “self-service” to “serving others.” In her lifetime, she fostered countless troubled teens and youth (two of which...
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Free Fishing Class Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park in July

Free Fishing Class Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park in July

Are you between the ages of six and 15, and interested in learning how to fish? The Charles County Parks Division is hosting free fishing classes at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall) on Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, July 21 from 9:45 a.m. to noon. This is a great opportunity for...
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Trooper Commended For Lifesaving Action At Crash Scene in Prince George’s County Last Week

Trooper Commended For Lifesaving Action At Crash Scene in Prince George’s County Last Week

A Maryland state trooper is being commended for his quick actions that contributed to saving the life of a man whose leg was amputated when he was struck while standing behind his disabled vehicle along I-95 in Prince George’s County last week. At about 2:30 a.m. on June 21, 2016, Trooper Quincy Pinkney of...
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James “Rex” Wood, 63

James “Rex” Wood, 63

James “Rex” Wood, 63, of Brandywine, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband, of 30 years, to Debbie Wood. Rex was born on October 26, 1952, in Washington, D.C., the 11th child (the baby) of the late Lawrence G. and Mary Helen...
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Shirleene Jean Linn, 69

Shirleene Jean Linn, 69

Shirlenne Jean Linn, 69, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on June 25, 2016 at Genesis, in Waldorf, MD due to complications resulting from her long term battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born second in a pair of identical twins on December 10, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of the late John...
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Cruisin’ Southern Maryland Car Show Raises $20,000 for Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Cruisin’ Southern Maryland Car Show Raises $20,000 for Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

On June 14, 2016, members of Cruisin’ Southern Maryland for Veterans met at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home to present the proceeds raised during their annual cruise and car show, held Memorial Day weekend. Through the year-long effort of local car clubs, organizations, and sponsoring businesses, Cruisin’ Southern Maryland was able to donate an unprecedented...
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Silver Spring Man Admits Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Residence in Upper Marlboro

Silver Spring Man Admits Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Residence in Upper Marlboro

Damien Travis Boddy, age 35, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession of an unregistered firearm and to transportation of explosive material with the intent to injure, kill or intimidate. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Daniel...
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New Laws Taking Effect in Maryland on July 1, 2016

New Laws Taking Effect in Maryland on July 1, 2016

Many new laws are scheduled to take effect on Friday, July 1 in Maryland. Minimum wage Maryland’s minimum wage will rise from $8.25 to $8.75. It’s the latest bump scheduled to take effect since lawmakers in 2014 approved increases over several years from $7.25. It is scheduled to go up to $9.25 next year...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for July 2

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for July 2

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, July 2. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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George Norwood “Buck” Chaney, 88

George Norwood “Buck” Chaney, 88

George Norwood “Buck” Chaney, 88, of Owings, MD passed away June 26, 2016 at his residence. He was born July 3, 1929 in Owings to George and Effie (Mister) Chaney. George attended Fairview Elementary School and Calvert High School. George married Luella Jean French June 18, 1949 and the couple made their home in...
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Eugenia “Jeannie” Virginia Walker, 76

Eugenia “Jeannie” Virginia Walker, 76

Eugenia “Jeannie” Virginia Walker, 76, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away June 25, 2016 at her residence. Jeanie was born December 27, 1939 in Lexington, GA to Henry Carrolton and Lulabelle (Clerkley) Queen. She was raised and educated in Lexington and moved to Baltimore in 1958. She married James T. Walker, Sr. in Baltimore...
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