Anne Arundel News

Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Doing great never looked so good on June 7th, 2024, as around 350 fun-loving people enjoyed perfect weather outside and perfect looks inside at the 14th annual Fashion for a Cause. Held at the Fluegel Alumni Center in Annapolis, the high-spirited crowd smashed its fundraising record, bringing in more than $240,000 for Chesapeake Kids,...
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Chesapeake Life Center Programs for Children and Teenagers

Chesapeake Life Center Programs for Children and Teenagers

Chesapeake Life Center has more than 30 years of experience using fun and friendship to help grieving children find a path to healing. Here is what is planned for children and teens through September: Family Day on the Farm: Grieving families can explore their loss with expertly trained horses during Family Day at the...
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Chesapeake Life Center Offering Adult Grief Support Programs Meeting This Summer

Chesapeake Life Center Offering Adult Grief Support Programs Meeting This Summer

Chesapeake Life Center will offer a variety of grief support groups for adults that will be meeting this summer. Groups will meet in person at locations in Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince George’s counties as well as virtually. The following grief support groups will meet in person: Drop-In Grief Support Groups are open to...
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Sports Wagering Only Contributes Nearly $7 Million to the State During May 2024

Sports Wagering Only Contributes Nearly $7 Million to the State During May 2024

Maryland’s sports wagering market generated $6,991,225 in contributions to the state from a handle of $431,528,137 during May 2024. Sports wagering contributions go to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. The $6.9 million contribution to the state in May 2024 was the second-best single-month total and represented a 50.3%...
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UPDATE: Deputies Recover Stolen Gun and Drugs from Stolen Vehicle That Crashed After High Speed Chase

UPDATE: Deputies Recover Stolen Gun and Drugs from Stolen Vehicle That Crashed After High Speed Chase

UPDATE 6/10/2024: On May 27, 2024, at 1:02 a.m., Calvert County Patrol Bureau deputies were alerted to a tag reader referencing a stolen vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 260 from Rt. 4 in Dunkirk. The vehicle, a blue Audi A7 was confirmed to be stolen and was located by DFC Idol travelling over 100...
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Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2024

Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2024

The Maryland Department of Health today announced the first reported heat-related death of 2024 in Maryland. The death occurred in Prince George’s County; the decedent was a male aged 59. “We are very saddened to report our first heat-relat​ed death of the 2024 season,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Nilesh Kalyanaraman. “As...
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Maryland Aquaculture Leases Produce Record Yield of Oysters in 2023

Maryland Aquaculture Leases Produce Record Yield of Oysters in 2023

Maryland’s growing shellfish aquaculture operations harvested a record 94,286 bushels of oysters in 2023, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported.  “Though the shellfish aquaculture harvest is small in comparison to the public fishery, it is growing steadily and the farmer’s product is available throughout the year,” said Brian R. Callam, Ph.D., director of...
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Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order to advance Maryland’s Climate Pollution Reduction Plan. The order—one of the most comprehensive on climate change issued by a Maryland governor—directs a whole-of-government approach to address climate change, including requiring agencies to submit a Climate Implementation Plan by Nov. 1, action to propose new emissions standards, and the...
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Maryland Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 4,959 Birds

Maryland Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 4,959 Birds

Maryland hunters harvested 4,959 wild turkeys during the 2024 spring regular and junior turkey seasons. This year’s harvest was 7% lower than the record amount set last spring, but surpassed the harvest totals from previous seasons. “Hunters took advantage of favorable weather and abundant turkey populations with another high harvest,” Maryland Department of Natural...
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Mega Money Scratch-off Reveals First $2 Million Mega Prize

Mega Money Scratch-off Reveals First $2 Million Mega Prize

It didn’t take long for a southern Anne Arundel County woman to realize she was a new multimillionaire. The lucky lady was scratching off a Mega Money instant ticket and immediately realized all 40 of the numbers in the game’s play area carried a $50,000 prize. “It was a lot of $50,000 prizes and I just...
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CSM Faculty Welcomes 59 Graduates to Nursing Profession at Pinning Ceremony

CSM Faculty Welcomes 59 Graduates to Nursing Profession at Pinning Ceremony

The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Spring 2024 nursing graduates celebrated their achievements at the La Plata Campus with a time-honored pinning ceremony that allowed CSM faculty to welcome 59 of their now former students as peers and colleagues in the field of nursing. The graduating class chose the theme “Leave the World a Better Place than You...
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State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is reminding motorists that changes to state law governing the use of automated speed enforcement in work zones take effect June 1, 2024, with additional changes effective January 1, 2025. Designed to help protect highway workers as well as motorists and their passengers, the new law...
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CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2024 spring sessions. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring, and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least...
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Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Nominated for Statewide Award

Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Nominated for Statewide Award

Master Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Bomb Technician Cory Hurst, a seasoned member of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has been lauded for his outstanding contributions to public safety and emergency response throughout his career and has been selected as the Bomb Squad nominee for Deputy State Fire...
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Maryland Department of State Police Employees Recognized for Heroism and Service

Maryland Department of State Police Employees Recognized for Heroism and Service

Six staff members from the Maryland Department of State Police on Friday received awards for their heroism, outstanding service and efforts to promote safety at the annual State Employees Risk Management Administration (SERMA) 2024 Conference. Aviation Command Flight Paramedics First Sergeant David Svites, Sergeant Joshua Heins, Corporal Kristie Peterson and State Aeromedical Director Dr....
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 27, 2024, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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Hospice of the Chesapeake Celebrates 45 Years With Event and Raises $500,000!

Hospice of the Chesapeake Celebrates 45 Years With Event and Raises $500,000!

Around 300 guests mixed and mingled at the Fluegel Alumni Center to celebrate Hospice of the Chesapeake’s history of caring for life at its 45th Anniversary Celebration on May 11, 2024. The event raised $500,000 to support the organization’s hospice, supportive and grief care programs and services provided to patients and families in Anne...
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Maryland State Police Bolster Patrols For A Safer Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Maryland State Police Bolster Patrols For A Safer Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Maryland State Police beginning Friday will increase enforcement efforts on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving through the Memorial Day weekend. State troopers from all 23 barracks across Maryland will conduct saturation patrols from Friday to Monday. Increased enforcement efforts are funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. The...
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Maryland Motor Vehicle Registration Rates Increase on July 1, 2024

Maryland Motor Vehicle Registration Rates Increase on July 1, 2024

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) today announced adjusted vehicle registration rates for Fiscal Year 2025 renewals. The new rates are a result of legislation passed earlier this year – the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2024 – which supports a balanced approach to maintaining the state’s budget and transportation infrastructure. “As directed...
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Horseshoe Crabs Begin 2024 Migration Onto Maryland Beaches

Horseshoe Crabs Begin 2024 Migration Onto Maryland Beaches

Something ancient is making its way onto the shores of Maryland – the annual spawning migration of horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus. The migration usually takes place from May through July, and its peak culminates with high tides on or around each full and new moon in May and June. Dating back an estimated 350 million...
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Governor Moore Announces $19.6 Million in Broadband Awards to Provide Internet Access to 2,400 Maryland Households

Governor Moore Announces $19.6 Million in Broadband Awards to Provide Internet Access to 2,400 Maryland Households

Governor Moore announced $19.6 million in Fiscal Year 2024 awards through a new Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development program to help more Marylanders access high-speed, affordable internet. Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties, administered by the department’s Office of Statewide Broadband, will provide internet access to approximately 2,400 unserved Maryland households...
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Congratulations to the 2024-25 Maryland Local Teachers of the Year!

Congratulations to the 2024-25 Maryland Local Teachers of the Year!

Today, the Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education held a special recognition ceremony for the 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building. Each of the state’s 24 school systems selects a Teacher of the Year who exemplifies outstanding work as an educator. “So...
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Maryland Summer-Fall 2024 Striped Bass Season Opened May 16th, 2024

Maryland Summer-Fall 2024 Striped Bass Season Opened May 16th, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced regulations for the summer recreational striped bass fishing season beginning May 16, 2024, which continues existing conservation measures put in place in an effort to protect the striped bass fishery on the East Coast. Striped bass season in the mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay will be open May 16; the remainder...
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Maryland’s License-Free Fishing Days Provide Access to Angling for All

Maryland’s License-Free Fishing Days Provide Access to Angling for All

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will offer license-free fishing days for all state residents and visitors on June 1, June 8, and July 4. These annual events provide anglers a unique opportunity to explore the state’s diverse fishing without needing a fishing license, trout stamp, or registration. The department hosts license-free fishing every...
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Report Dolphin Sightings and Help Scientists with Chesapeake Bay Research

Report Dolphin Sightings and Help Scientists with Chesapeake Bay Research

Thousands of residents and visitors with their eyes on the water have helped scientists understand when bottlenose dolphins are visiting the Chesapeake Bay. Are you ready to be one of them? Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory launched the Chesapeake DolphinWatch App in 2017 to get real-time reports of...
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