Calvert News

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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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Lusby Resident

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Lusby Resident

UPDATE Dec. 23 On Dec. 22 at approximately 3:37 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to MD Route 4 approximately 6/10th of a mile south of Ball Road, St. Leonard, MD for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival units located...
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Calvert Library to Host FREE Guitar Workshop

Calvert Library to Host FREE Guitar Workshop

Calvert Library continues to offer great opportunities for lifelong learning.  The library is teaming up with Garrett Music Academy to offer a guitar workshop called “Beyond the Major Scale:  Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced Guitar Players” on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 3:00-4:30pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Registration is free and can be accomplished online at...
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NHS Photography Exhibit on Display at CMM

NHS Photography Exhibit on Display at CMM

The Calvert Marine Museum is pleased to be hosting a photography exhibit by local art students from Northern High School. Under the guidance of art instructor, Laura Rozengota, and visiting artist, Bob Tinari, the Advanced Photography and AP Studio Art students were able to get a new perspective by visiting the grounds of the...
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Marrick Homes Recognized for Support of Trades Programs

Marrick Homes Recognized for Support of Trades Programs

The College of Southern Maryland recognized Marrick Homes for support of the college’s trades programs by naming the CSM Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) carpentry lab in the company’s honor. “We can’t tell you enough what your donations have meant to our students and the college. It’s not just the tuition—it’s someone...
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Calvert Holiday Closures

Calvert Holiday Closures

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces the following office and facility closures for the Christmas and New Year holidays: ·      All Calvert County government offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2. ·      The Calvert Pines, Southern Pines and North Beach senior centers will be closed on Dec. 26...
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Holiday DUI Checkpoint Nets Multiple Arrests

Holiday DUI Checkpoint Nets Multiple Arrests

On December 16th, 2011 members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint as part of the ongoing efforts to educate the citizens of Calvert County about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol.  The checkpoint was set up on Route 260 in the...
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Celebrating the New Year at CMM

Celebrating the New Year at CMM

Start the year off with a bang and visit the Calvert Marine Museum all month long! Programs are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing. Friday, January 6 – First FREE Friday The museum is open and free to the public from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with...
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State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Marijuana:  On 12/5/11 at 2:41 pm, Trooper First Class West stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Long Beach Dr. at Calvert Beach Rd. in St. Leonard.  Brian L. Moore, 22, of St. Leonard, was found to be in possession of...
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Calvert County Crime Report

Calvert County Crime Report

Michael A. Smith During the week of December 12 through December 18 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,608 calls for service throughout the community.  The following incidents are being investigated: Destructions of Property  Someone cut a hole in the tire of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home...
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Still Time for Last Minute Shoppers

Still Time for Last Minute Shoppers

Still time to shop locally for your holiday gifts! Discover the Museum Store at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons for Chesapeake Bay treasures! Choose from hundreds of items that make perfect gifts for family and friends of all ages with many items made proudly in the USA. Featured items include: etched crab glassware,...
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Calvert to Conduct Jan. 3 Siren Test

Calvert to Conduct Jan. 3 Siren Test

Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 12 p.m. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. Leonard

Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. Leonard

Fire and rescue crews in Calvert County are on the scene of a working house fire in St. Leonard. The fire was reported around 7:13 a.m. in the 1500 block of Laurel Road down in Long Beach. Firefighters arrived on the scene to discover heavy fire in a one story single family home. No reports...
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Calvert Watershed Implementation Plan

Calvert Watershed Implementation Plan

The State of Maryland, as well as other states and the District of Columbia, that are located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, are required by the EPA to develop watershed implementation plans (WIPs), to reduce nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment. Local government must develop their own WIPs with a plan of best management practices to...
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Southern Maryland Mopars Toy Drive

Southern Maryland Mopars Toy Drive

 With the Holidays fast approaching, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is in full swing. And once again, the Southern Maryland Mopars were front and center with their 5th annual Toys for Tots toy drive. This year, over 50 Mopar cars & trucks were on hand. Beginning at 9:00am on...
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PEM Talks Continue in 2012

PEM Talks Continue in 2012

Enjoy PEM Talks at the Calvert Marine Museum with thoughtful discourse on Paleontology, the Environment, and Maritime History, the three themes covered by the museum’s exhibits. The 2011-2012 PEM Talks focus on Lost Landmarks, the ‘bones’ of the past that lie hidden all around us. Learn to look with new eyes at the places...
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Weekend Nightlife Dec. 16- 17

Weekend Nightlife Dec. 16- 17

Looking for a night out on the town? Southern Maryland will be rockin’ all weekend long! Check out Southern Maryland’s hottest bands performing live this weekend: Friday, December 16 Calvert: Ruddy Duck: The Matt Garrett Trio Calypso Bay (Deale): DJ Pablo Veras: Dime Stone Profit Band St. Mary’s County Island Bar and Crab House:...
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Pair Charged with Burglary at Sewer Treatment Plant

Pair Charged with Burglary at Sewer Treatment Plant

On December 7, 2011, Sergeant Butler responded to the Waste Water/Sewer Treatment Plant, located on Van Wert Lane in Leonardtown, Maryland, for a burglary report. Investigation revealed several water meters had been stolen from a shed located on the property.  The victim valued the loss at approximately $3,800.  On December 12, 2011, a representative...
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Joint Investigation Yields Major Drug Bust

Joint Investigation Yields Major Drug Bust

Robert Mister, 42 of Chesapeake Beach Vice Narcotics Detectives received information related to a prescription medication distribution operation that was being operated by Robert Anthony Mister, 42 of Chesapeake Beach. Contact was made with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and a joint investigation continued. After nearly six months of investigations detectives from both jurisdictions...
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Del. Anthony O’Donnell Talks About his Reasons for Running for Congress

Del. Anthony O’Donnell Talks About his Reasons for Running for Congress

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, Maryland Minority Leader in the House, Anthony O’Donnell announced that he was running for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District in the 2012 Elections, putting the long-time Republican State Delegate on a collision course against the incumbent of 31 years, Cong. Steny Hoyer. When asked his decision to run, O’Donnell...
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Safe Harbor, Inc Presents Check

Safe Harbor, Inc Presents Check

Safe Harbor, Inc presented a check in the amount of $30,000 to the Calvert County Health Department with the Board of County Commissioners’ role as ex-officio under the Maryland Annotated Code. Della Stull, Chairperson of Safe Harbor, Inc, along with Executive Board Member Linda Kelley and Phyllis Poole, Domestic Violence Coordinator with the Calvert...
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Sign Regulations Draft Timeline

Sign Regulations Draft Timeline

Calvert Board of County Commissioners held a work session with Linda Vassallo, Director of Economic Development and Chuck Johnston, Director of Planning and Zoning. They were there to update the commissioners on the comprehensive review of county sign regulations. In May, the BOCC directed the Department of Economic Development to assist local business with...
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CSM to Host Career Starter Open House

CSM to Host Career Starter Open House

The College of Southern Maryland is hosting five Career Starters program open houses beginning with the La Plata Campus on Jan. 9, the Leonardtown Campus on Jan. 10 and the Prince Frederick Campus on Jan. 11 to introduce its slate of non-credit training courses for people who want to kick-start a career in a...
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UPDATE: Missing Person Located

UPDATE: Missing Person Located

UPDATE: The missing person has been located as of 4:28 p.m. Missing 88-year-old Man from Calvert ALERT: As of 2:15 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, authorities in Calvert County are searching for a missing 88-year-old black male last seen wearing blue coveralls in the area of Skinners Turn Road in the Owings area. If located, please...
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Lady Canes Honored as Soccer State Champions

Lady Canes Honored as Soccer State Champions

The Huntingtown High School Girls Soccer Team, known as the Lady Hurricanes, won the 2011 SMAC (Southern Maryland Athletic Conference), 3A South Regional Championship in 2009, 2010 and 2011, 3A State Finalists in 2010 and again in 2011 winning the State Championship. The Calvert Board of County Commissioners honored the team and coaches at...
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