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Home2 Suites By Hilton And Cherry Cove Hospitality Celebrate Grand Opening

Home2 Suites By Hilton And Cherry Cove Hospitality Celebrate Grand Opening

Home2 Suites by Hilton along with Cherry Cove Hospitality, LLC celebrated the grand opening of its newest hotel in Lexington Park Patuxent River NAS, Md. with an announcement of a charitable community partnership, as well as a ribbon-cutting dedication and reception. The Naval Air Station Patuxent River Wounded Warriors Program has been selected as...
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MD Court Rules DNA Swab Unconstitutional

MD Court Rules DNA Swab Unconstitutional

In January 2009, the Maryland Legislature enacted a critical public safety program requiring persons charged with committing crimes of violence, burglaries and rapes to provide a DNA sample during arrest processing.  The DNA is collected by gently rubbing a sterile cotton swab on the inside of the offender’s mouth to obtain skin cells.  The...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is being awarded a $63,331,119 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-11-D-0014) for logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance on 179 T-34, 54 T-44, and 192 T-6 aircraft based primarily at Naval Air Station...
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Sobriety Checkpoints Being Set Up

Sobriety Checkpoints Being Set Up

Beginning this week, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will partner with Checkpoint Strikeforce to conduct sobriety checkpoints at undisclosed locations throughout St. Mary’s County. These checkpoints are an effort to crack down on impaired drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  The goal of Sobriety Checkpoints is heighten awareness regarding...
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Schools Investigated for Mercury Exposure

Schools Investigated for Mercury Exposure

Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) teams and the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department declared the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center and Maurice J. McDonough High School clear of hazardous materials this afternoon after a group of students were exposed to a small amount of mercury. This morning, students in the Explorers Program in a heating and...
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Public Hearing CANCELED, Text Amendment Withdrawn

Public Hearing CANCELED, Text Amendment Withdrawn

The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) was notified by Bargo, LLC, that they have withdrawn the proposed text amendment previously submitted to the county Department of Planning and Zoning in December 2011, effective today. Therefore, the public hearing planned for May 1, 2012 at the Calvert High School is CANCELED. The...
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Hospital’s Pink Ribbon Grant Renewed

Hospital’s Pink Ribbon Grant Renewed

  MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Connections is pleased to announce that once again they received funding for the renewal of a Pink Ribbon Project grant from the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.   The $33,458 grant will be used to provide free breast exams, mammograms, sonograms and surgical consults...
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Ryken Students Honored for Their Writing

Ryken Students Honored for Their Writing

St. Mary’s Ryken sophomores Clare Tennant of Hollywood (left) and Emily Grace of Great Mills (right) receive congratulations from the Ambassador of Austria to the United States, Dr. Hans Peter Manz (center). The two sophomores were honored at the embassy on April 23 for their winning entries in the “Maryland Connects Writing Project.” The...
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Silent Rank Sisterhood Will Celebrate 1st Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Silent Rank Sisterhood Will Celebrate 1st Military Spouse Appreciation Day

 The Silent Rank Sisterhood continues to expand its services and support our military troops. To help them carry out their mission, they will host a Spaghetti Dinner on April 29th from 5pm to 8pm at American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. In keeping with the Sisterhood’s endeavor to encourage others to eat locally,...
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North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market Season to Begin

North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market Season to Begin

The Town of North Beach is excited to announce the start of the Friday Night Farmers’ Market season. The market will be open every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., May 4, 2012 through October 26, 2012. As in the past years, your favorite vendors will be returning with bedding plants; fruits and vegetables;...
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Tiki Bar Weekend Designated Driver Winners Announced

Tiki Bar Weekend Designated Driver Winners Announced

Sheriff Mike Evans, accompanied by Eric Best and Richard Hall, both of Bob Hall, LLC, drew the winning tickets on Monday at the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for the prizes awarded to those who signed up as designated drivers during the weekend Tiki Bar opening celebrations.  Clarice Maldonado of Lusby and Tim Gunther of...
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Cinco de Mayo Animal Adoption Event

Cinco de Mayo Animal Adoption Event

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by adopting a furry friend. On Saturday, May 5, the Tri-County Animal Shelter will be visiting the Walmart in Dunkirk, Maryland from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Adorable animals will be available for adoption. The Walmart is located at 10600 Towne Center Boulevard, Dunkirk, MD 20754  In celebration of Cico de Mayo,...
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Calvert Green Expo April 28 at Annmarie Garden

Calvert Green Expo April 28 at Annmarie Garden

Calvert County’s Green Team is showcasing a year’s worth of work on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center on Dowell Road. It will also be the grand opening of Annmarie’s new artLab in the Arts Building. It is Annmarie’s new upcycling center, where visitors of all...
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NAVAIR Employees Graduate from Systems Engineering Program

NAVAIR Employees Graduate from Systems Engineering Program

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Twenty-one civilian employees received Master’s Degrees in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School during a ceremony held here on April 11.   The students were selected for the degree program based on their ability to implement and execute NAVAIR systems engineering projects. The program is...
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Fuel the Fire: Join CCSO’s 2012 Torch Run for Special Olympics

Fuel the Fire: Join CCSO’s 2012 Torch Run for Special Olympics

Whether you like to run or walk, make your steps count this June: Join the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for the 2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland.   The CCSO will host the Torch Run on June 7 to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. Three routes – a 4-mile route...
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Public Notice: Regional Mass Casualty Drill 4/26

Public Notice: Regional Mass Casualty Drill 4/26

On Thursday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm Civista Medical Center along with 13 Maryland hospitals will participate in the Sisyphus Field Training Exercise, conducted by the 11th Air Wing, Joint Base Andrews. This is a full-scale (realistic) exercise to test the region’s ability to respond to a mass casualty incident and...
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St. Mary’s Department of Aging Special Events

St. Mary’s Department of Aging Special Events

Department of Aging Programs and Activities  April 27, 2012 – May 4, 2012 Brought to you by the Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County: Francis Jack Russell, President; Lawrence D. Jarboe; Cynthia L. Jones; Todd B. Morgan; Daniel L. Morris; and the Department of Aging & Human Services Department of Aging Center...
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Commissioners Clarify Prince Frederick Town Center Zoning Issue

Commissioners Clarify Prince Frederick Town Center Zoning Issue

A recent mailing to Calvert County residents concerning Prince Frederick Town Center zoning issues has raised questions about the zoning process and the future of the former Calvert Middle School site. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) offers the following clarifications: ·         The “Urgent Notice” mailer and reply card was not sent...
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F-35A Completes First In-Flight Refueling Mission with External Weapons

F-35A Completes First In-Flight Refueling Mission with External Weapons

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 24, 2012 – On Saturday, Apr. 21, a Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the program’s first in-flight refueling mission while configured with external weapons at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.  U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. George Schwartz piloted the test aircraft, known...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $68,284,013 modification to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Low Rate Initial Production II contract (N00019-07-C-0097) for changes to the configuration baseline hardware or software resulting from...
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As Bees in Honey Drown at Three Notch Theatre

As Bees in Honey Drown at Three Notch Theatre

In satiric romp As Bees in Honey Drown, by Douglas Carter Beane, Evan Wyler, a young writer, is the latest “hot young thing” to hit New York City. He finds himself in the irresistible clutches of one Alexa Vere de Vere, who promises him fame and fortune — and takes him on a whirlwind...
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Sail Solomons Holds Open House on May 5

Sail Solomons Holds Open House on May 5

SOLOMONS, MD — Sail Solomons will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 5th from 12 – 4 pm at their new location at Zahniser’s Yachting Center (245 C St, Solomons).  This is a great opportunity to climb aboard the Sail Solomons fleet of cruising yachts and daysailers. Prospective new sailors and salty sailors...
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Public Notice: Water Repairs in Pinefield

There is an ongoing effort that will begin on or about Monday, April 30, 2012 and require several years to complete.  The work will be performed Monday through Fridays from approximately 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. and no work will be planned for weekends or holidays. The water lines in the older sections of...
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Students Come Face-to-Face with STEM Professionals

Students Come Face-to-Face with STEM Professionals

More than 450 middle and high school students from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties came face-to-face with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals at the Youth in Technology Summit on April 12 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus. Michael Milani a Calvert Middle School sixth-grader, center, and Jacob Mayer,...
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Commissioners Laud PSC Decision on Electric Generating Facility

Commissioners Laud PSC Decision on Electric Generating Facility

The Charles County Commissioners praised the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on April 24, 2012 for its decision to award the construction of a 661-megawatt, natural gas-fired, electric generating facility in St. Charles to Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), a Silver Spring, Maryland-based company.  The PSC order directs investor-owned utilities in the state to enter into...
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