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Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 28

Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 28

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally on Dec. 28: Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $485,000,000 not-to-exceed cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0002).  A total of $131,500,000 is being obligated at time of award.  This modification provides the F-35...
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Baby Ava Update

Baby Ava Update

Baby Ava Update Dec. 28, 2011 According to family members, baby Ava had an MRI on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the results of the MRI were mostly inconclusive. “So while we did not get positive news the family is still very hopeful and praying to get some good news in...
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Pax River Raiders Announce Spring Registration

Pax River Raiders Announce Spring Registration

The Pax River Raiders announce Spring Programs: Online registration is open now at www.paxriverraiders.org for the following Spring Programs: — Spring Tackle Football ages 5-15. Program Registration is $60 per child. Walk In Registration will be Saturday, January 14 at Wal-Mart in California, Md., from noon til 5 p.m. Interested Coaches please attend the...
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O’Donnell Files Congressional Candidacy in Annapolis

O’Donnell Files Congressional Candidacy in Annapolis

Tony O’Donnell, Republican Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, filed his candidacy for Maryland’s fifth Congressional District on Tuesday, Dec. 27 with the State Board of Elections in Annapolis. O’Donnell, who represents portions of Calvert and St. Mary’s counties in the House of Delegates, announced his congressional candidacy in a video statement on December...
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Marine Colonel Takes on New Duties Leading Naval Test Wing Atlantic

Marine Colonel Takes on New Duties Leading Naval Test Wing Atlantic

  Marine Col. Roger Cordell, right, Naval Test Wing Atlantic’s new commander, accepts the command flag from the wing’s Command Senior Chief Timothy McKinley, left, during a ceremony Dec. 21 at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Cordell replaced Navy Capt. Thomas Huff, center, who retired. (U.S. Navy photo) Punctuated with 15 booming...
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Lauding Retirees and a Proclamation at BOCC

Lauding Retirees and a Proclamation at BOCC

 Dwight Williams, Natural Resources Division Chief, was honored with a proclamation by the Calvert County Commissioners. Mr. Williams is retiring on December 30th after 35 years of service. He started as the Naturalist Preserve Manager on January 17, 1977 and became Natural Resources Chief on February 28, 1986. He has been instrumental in educating,...
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A Conversation with St. Mary’s County Sheriff, Timothy K. Cameron

A Conversation with St. Mary’s County Sheriff, Timothy K. Cameron

Whenever possible, Southern Maryland News Net interviews a Southern Maryland person of interest. This week’s interview and conversation was with St. Mary’s County Sheriff, Timothy K. Cameron. In the conversation topics related to crime prevention, increased policing efforts and much more were covered. The following is Part 1 of that conversation. Look for Part...
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Area Arby’s Restaurants Closed Due to Tough Economy

Area Arby’s Restaurants Closed Due to Tough Economy

On Friday, Dec. 23, after what is believed to a series of negotiations between local franchise holders and KBK Holdings, all area Arby’s Restaurants were closed. According to a communiqué received by Arby’s employees and managers from the local restaurant owners, “Due to financial difficulties brought on by the economy we have been forced...
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New President and Vice President for the BOCC

New President and Vice President for the BOCC

As the year comes to an end, the Calvert County Commissioners held elections for President and Vice President of their board. .Commissioner Slaughenhoupt nominated current Commissioner President Shaw. Asking for a second and hearing none, Commissioner Shaw seconded her nomination. She then explained why she believed she should continue in her role as President....
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ALERT: Emergency Services Phones Out of Service

ALERT: Emergency Services Phones Out of Service

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services would like to notify citizens that the phone system at the Emergency Services administrative building (10425 Audie Lane, La Plata) will be out of service on Wednesday December 28, due to scheduled maintenance. This maintenance will not affect 9-1-1 service; residents should call 9-1-1 in the event...
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St. Mary’s Seeking Tax Counselors

St. Mary’s County AARP Tax-Aide Program needs volunteer tax counselors to provide free federal and state tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers with special attention to the senior population. AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS.  Training is provided; all returns are prepared electronically.  Volunteers must...
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Hospital Celebrates Centennial with School Contests

St. Mary’s Hospital  turns 100 years old in 2012 and one way the hospital will observe the past is by looking at the future—future generations, that is. To help get county school children involved with the hospital and in health care, St. Mary’s is sponsoring an art contest for all St. Mary’s County fourth...
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Honoring Employees for September, October and November

Honoring Employees for September, October and November

James Murphy was nominated Employee of the Month for September. James was a lifeguard at the Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick under the Division of Parks and Recreation. After the rotation of lifeguards at the leisure pool, James spotted a very young girl near the bottom of the pool. As he watched her...
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Camp-In Overnight at the Calvert Marine Museum

Camp-In Overnight at the Calvert Marine Museum

Stay overnight with the sting rays and otters Bubbles and Squeak, and experience the museum in a whole new way! This is an ideal adventure for church groups, scout troops, community organizations, and families. Watch the moon rise behind the Drum Point Lighthouse, go on a treasure hunt in the museum at night, eat...
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Community Welcome: 2012 Winter/Spring Trips & Tours

Community Welcome: 2012 Winter/Spring Trips & Tours

The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many trips and tours throughout the calendar year-bus trips, overnight trips, senior citizen trips, as well as “Fly Away” trips in which you travel to far away destinations such as Bermuda, Australia, and more. To receive this information directly by e-mail, register online for “Recreation in...
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Civista Announces The Crystal Ball, Inaugural Black Tie Gala

Civista Announces The Crystal Ball, Inaugural Black Tie Gala

Civista Health Foundation is very excited to announce the details of The Crystal Ball, inaugural Black Tie Gala event that is being added to their fundraisers that support Civista Medical Center. For the past year, an energetic event committee has been spreading the word through teasers by using the phrase The “C” Ball. The...
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Celebrate the New Year in Calvert County

Celebrate the New Year in Calvert County

The New Year brings new opportunities to enjoy art, history, nature and all Calvert County has to offer.  Through Jan. 29, 2012 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)| Imagine a World… Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 • www.annmariegarden.org|Each piece by these three women artists tells a story of family traditions, cooking,...
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Corrections Adopts a Family for Christmas

Corrections Adopts a Family for Christmas

Once again the Corrections Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has adopted a family to help brighten their holiday season.  St. Mary’s Corrections Officers and civilian employees have adopted a family every year since 1996.  Senior Administrative Coordinator D. Leann Quade and Administrative Coordinator Valerie Hayden work with the St. Mary’s County...
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Santa Claus Pays a Visit to the BOCC

Santa Claus Pays a Visit to the BOCC

The Calvert County Commissioners were pleasantly surprised by a visit from Santa at their meeting on Tuesday. Each of the commissioners as well as the County Administrator Terry Shannon, County Attorney John Norris and Sheriff Mike Evans each were invited to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him their wishes for Christmas and the...
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Army Submits Gravesite Study of Arlington National Cemetery

Army Submits Gravesite Study of Arlington National Cemetery

Secretary of the Army John McHugh recently released  to Congress the results of a year-long effort to ensure accountability of gravesites and records at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  McHugh submitted the report in accordance with Public Law 111-339, which directed the Army to provide an accounting of gravesites at ANC, and put in place...
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Birthday Party Sleepovers at the Calvert Marine Museum

Birthday Party Sleepovers at the Calvert Marine Museum

Want to give your child that ultimate birthday party? Sign up for a Birthday Overnight, and choose one of the Camp-In themes for children 7 – 12 years old at the Calvert Marine Museum. Fun-filled sleepovers includes an indoor overnight experience, nocturnal tour of the museum, special themed craft activity or game, movie, a...
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From Trash to Sea Glass Treasure

From Trash to Sea Glass Treasure

Back by popular demand, Richard LaMotte, recognized sea glass expert and author of “Pure Sea Glass,” returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m.  Bring your own sea glass for identification and learn everything you ever wanted to know about these treasures. Jewelry artists will be on hand with...
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High School Hall of Famer Jerry Franks New Head Football Coach for St. Mary’s Ryken

High School Hall of Famer Jerry Franks New Head Football Coach for St. Mary’s Ryken

St. Mary’s Ryken (SMR) is proud to announce the hiring of Jerry Franks as head varsity football coach. Considered by some to be a local legend, Franks comes to SMR from Huntingtown High School (Calvert County) where he has been head football coach since the school opened in 2004. “I am excited to be...
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Waldorf Mall Shut Down During Mad Dash for Air Jordans

Waldorf Mall Shut Down During Mad Dash for Air Jordans

On December 23, 2011, at approximately 5 a.m., security personnel at the St. Charles Town Center requested police assistance in reference to a large crowd.  Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to discover hundreds of people waiting outside the mall entrances for the sale of the new Air Jordan XI...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I. is being awarded an $80,830,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0077) to provide for the procurement of 25 MH-60R AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems for the Royal Australian Navy under the Foreign Military Sales Program. ...
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