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Sandbags Available to Help Calvert County Residents Protect Property

Sandbags Available to Help Calvert County Residents Protect Property

Due to predicted rainfall and possible flooding conditions resulting from Hurricane Ian, sand and sandbags are available for Calvert County residents who need them to protect property. Sandbags are available at the following locations Appeal Convenience Center (200 Sweetwater Road, Lusby) Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7...
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54th Annual Blessing of the Fleet is Cancelled

54th Annual Blessing of the Fleet is Cancelled

UPDATE 9/29/2022: The club leadership had a long meeting this evening regarding the Blessing of the Fleet. Cancelling this event is not something we take lightly since it is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It is very hard, almost impossible to post a rain date for the Blessing. We start planning this event...
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Maryland United States Attorney’s Office Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Maryland Developer Involving Multifamily Housing Complexes

Maryland United States Attorney’s Office Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Maryland Developer Involving Multifamily Housing Complexes

United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced that Maryland-based developer Stavrou Associates, Inc. and related entities have agreed to pay $185,000 to settle claims that they violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces Fair Traffic Plan for 135th Annual Calvert County Fair Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces Fair Traffic Plan for 135th Annual Calvert County Fair Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2022

For safety purposes, a special traffic plan will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 (Youth Day), Saturday, October 1st, and Sunday, October 2nd. No vehicles will be allowed to turn left off of Rt. 231 into the fairgrounds during those hours. An alternate route would be...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Seeking Community Feedback Regarding Customer Service

St. Mary’s County Health Department Seeking Community Feedback Regarding Customer Service

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is committed to providing the best possible customer service to our community. SMCHD aims to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with services that are courteous, timely, accurate, consistent, accessible, and transparent. SMCHD is seeking input from the community via a short, anonymous survey regarding our customer...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 27, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 27, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners met with the Maryland Department of Transportation to discuss transportation priorities, including the Thomas Johnson Bridge, MD 5 and Point Lookout...
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MDOT SHA To Begin Year Long Road Work on Solomons Island Road in Anne Arundel County on Sunday, October 2, 2022

MDOT SHA To Begin Year Long Road Work on Solomons Island Road in Anne Arundel County on Sunday, October 2, 2022

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a safety and resurfacing project next week on a nearly two-mile section of MD 2 (Solomons Island Road) between the South River Bridge and MD 214 (Central Avenue) in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County. The improvement project will be complete summer 2023, weather...
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Calvert County to Hold Free Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

Calvert County to Hold Free Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host a free household hazardous waste collection event for county residents Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The event will be held at the Appeal Landfill located at 401 Sweetwater Rd. in Lusby, from 8:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine. Hazardous household products are...
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Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates 44th Year of Patuxent River Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Admission is FREE!

Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates 44th Year of Patuxent River Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Admission is FREE!

Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 44th year on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is FREE all day. This year’s event will feature a weekend’s-worth...
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Historic Sotterley Hosting New Walking Tours – Nightmare on Sotterley Lane on October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th!

Historic Sotterley Hosting New Walking Tours – Nightmare on Sotterley Lane on October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th!

Sotterley is hosting a new event based on some of our favorite haunted and ghostly happenings from the past. Come and join us for Nightmare on Sotterley Lane! Go on a walking tour of some of our favorite creepy spaces and places and be prepared to encounter both the earthly inhabitants and the unexplainable...
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St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church’s 1st Annual “Blessing of the Beer” Festival on October 22, 2022 in Hollywood

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church’s 1st Annual “Blessing of the Beer” Festival on October 22, 2022 in Hollywood

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church’s 1st Annual “Blessing of the Beer” Festival is scheduled for October 22, 2022 from 12-6 pm on the St. John’s grounds in Hollywood, MD. All proceeds will benefit St. John’s School. In keeping with the Southern Maryland tradition of the Blessing of the Fleet, and in celebrating the...
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Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning Advises Current Owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights to End June 30, 2024

Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning Advises Current Owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights to End June 30, 2024

The Department of Planning & Zoning advises current owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights (FC TDRs) that as a result of the Maryland Tree Solutions Now Act of 2021, FC TDRs will no longer be permitted as a method of satisfying forest conservation requirements for development projects after June 30, 2024. Therefore, FC...
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Firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert Operate on Scene of Large Mulch Fire at St. Mary’s County Landfill for Over 2 Hours

Firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert Operate on Scene of Large Mulch Fire at St. Mary’s County Landfill for Over 2 Hours

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, at approximately 10:55 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 23000 block of FDR Boulevard in California, for a smoke investigation. Engine 91 responded with 4 personnel and located a large area of smoke coming from the St. Mary’s County landfill and upon further investigation,...
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U.S. Navy Evaluates New Crash Crane, Increasing Capability and Availability

U.S. Navy Evaluates New Crash Crane, Increasing Capability and Availability

The Navy’s Common Aviation Support Equipment program office (PMA-260) is currently evaluating Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) on a Crash and Salvage Crane (CSC) at the Aircraft Anechoic Test Facility in Patuxent River. Electromagnetic waves within the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum are used for communication, radar and information networks aboard ships. The E3 evaluation currently...
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Governor Hogan Continues Asia Trade Mission in Japan, Meets with Leadership of Japan Business Federation

Governor Hogan Continues Asia Trade Mission in Japan, Meets with Leadership of Japan Business Federation

To kick off the second leg of his economic development mission to Asia, Governor Larry Hogan today met with leaders of Keidanren—the Japan Business Federation—including Hayakawa Shigeru, co-chairman of Keidanren’s Committee on U.S. Affairs and vice chairman of the board of directors of Toyota Motor Corporation. The governor also touted Maryland’s pro-business environment at...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Largest Gift in College History

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Largest Gift in College History

Students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for decades to come will be the beneficiaries of the largest gift in the College’s history, announced today during the grand opening ceremony for the new Performing Arts Center and Learning Commons. Longtime benefactor Nancy R. Dodge provided the gift. In recognition of this historic contribution, the...
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

Members point to lowest crab numbers in history of winter dredge survey, recent rapid rise in invasive blue catfish and snakeheads as cause for urgent action On September 21, 2022., U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G....
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Maryland State Record Swordfish Caught Off Coast of Ocean City by Calvert County Man

Maryland State Record Swordfish Caught Off Coast of Ocean City by Calvert County Man

Jeff Jacobs has been officially recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as the new state record holder for the Atlantic Division with a 393-pound swordfish (Xiphias gladius) he caught in the canyons off the coast of Ocean City. Jacobs, 38, was on charter boat RoShamBo with Captain Willie Zimmerman and crew...
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Thorpe Wins DoN HBCU/MI Program Administering Officer of the Year Award

Thorpe Wins DoN HBCU/MI Program Administering Officer of the Year Award

Maria Thorpe, acting executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Systems Acquisition Group, recently received the Department of the Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program Administering Officer of the Year Award for 2022. Anthony Smith, director of the DoN HBCU/MI program, and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

On Saturday, September 26, 2022, at approximately 4:40 p.m., firefighters responded to the area of 37670 Seldom Seen Lane in Leonardtown, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames and threatening power lines. Engine 11 and Tanker 14 responded with 8 personnel...
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MDOT Officials Bring State Transportation Investment Tour to St. Mary’s County

MDOT Officials Bring State Transportation Investment Tour to St. Mary’s County

Officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) will meet with St. Mary’s County officials to discuss MDOT’s Draft FY 2023-2028 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details a record $19.9 billion six-year capital budget investment in the state’s transportation network. The meeting is part of MDOT’s tour of 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, September 23, 2022

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, September 23, 2022

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Hughesville area tonight, September 23, 2022. This checkpoint is grant funded through the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
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UPDATE: Second Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Second Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/23/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, a Charles County jury, after an 8-day trial and less than a day of deliberation, convicted Mikayle Tahed Qawwee, 21, of Waldorf, of the First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges. On...
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Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Classroom teachers can apply for one of six mini grants offered by the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA). The mini grants — awarding up to $300 per teacher — may be used on special projects or activities that are not funded through the school system, PTA or PTSO. Last school year, Emily Leedy,...
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Calvert Teen Hits Big Following Her Fathers Footsteps! Collegebound Player is Putting $50,000 Prize Toward Tuition

Calvert Teen Hits Big Following Her Fathers Footsteps! Collegebound Player is Putting $50,000 Prize Toward Tuition

New Southern Maryland player follows in dad’s footsteps, scores top prize on Bonus Match 5 She started playing a few months ago after turning 18, but the Calvert County resident is well aware that big wins are rare after years of watching her dad play Maryland Lottery games. A $50,045 top-prize Bonus Match 5...
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