Calvert News

Calvert Drug Arrests

Calvert Drug Arrests

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the following suspects on drug charges: CDS Violation On May 22 at 4:54 p.m. Dep. J. Migliaccio responded to the area of Md. Rt. 4 at Parran Road for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A motorist advised that a white van had hit the rear of...
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SoMd Job Fair: Nine Innings of Networking

SoMd Job Fair: Nine Innings of Networking

The Southern Maryland Job Match Re-Employment Project Presents the Southern Maryland Job Fair “Nine Innings of Networking” on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Waldorf, MD at Regency Furniture Stadium located at 11765 St Linus Drive. Space is still available for employers and vendors.  To pre-register, they must visit...
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Calvert Watershed Implementation Plan Estimated at $1.26 Billion

Calvert Watershed Implementation Plan Estimated at $1.26 Billion

The Calvert Board of County Commissioners held a work session on May 22, after asking staff to investigate how target loads for nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment were derived back in March. The Commissioners had also expressed concern regarding passing on the costs of the Watershed Implementation Plan to citizens and businesses using a storm...
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Huntingtown Man Arrested on Arson Charges

Huntingtown Man Arrested on Arson Charges

Deputy State Fire Marshals have arrested 64-year-old Donald William Knuth of Huntingtown, in connection with a vehicle and garage fire located at 2521 Hillside Drive in Huntingtown, Maryland on May 13, 2012. Investigators located multiple points of origin for the fires involving a 1996 Honda Accord and a detached single car garage belonging to Debra Knuth. The...
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Tween Summer Book Fest at Calvert Library

Tween Summer Book Fest at Calvert Library

Can you change the world? It is easier than you think! Join tweens (children entering 5th – 7th grades) for our June Tween Summer Book Fest events at The Calvert Libraries. We’ll have an evening of activities and snacks while exploring actions suggested in 31 Ways to Change the World by Tanis Taylor. Space...
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Celebrating Memorial Day on Veteran’s Green at Calvert Courthouse

Celebrating Memorial Day on Veteran’s Green at Calvert Courthouse

Calvert County citizens came together on Monday, May 28 to honor and remember our fallen heroes. It was a hot, sticky afternoon on the Veteran’s Green at the Courthouse. Despite the weather, many came to participate. The Posting of the Colors was performed by Calvert, Huntingtown, Patuxent and Northern High Schools ROTC and the...
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Solomons to Host Plein Air Festival June 16

Solomons to Host Plein Air Festival June 16

Fresh air, art and family fun will offer a festival atmosphere for visitors to the annual Plein Air Festival, sponsored by the Solomons Business Association (SBA) with the College of Southern Maryland June 13 to 16 in Solomons. This year’s Plein Air Festival will include a competition of plein air artists, culminating on June 16 with a Quick...
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Calvert Credit Ratings Remain Stable

Calvert Credit Ratings Remain Stable

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announced May 29, 2012 that three independent credit rating agencies have given Calvert County strong credit ratings in light of the county’s consistently sound financial operations, strong reserves and conservative fiscal policies. Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services both gave the county their highest...
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United Way Million Dollar Milestone Campaign

United Way Million Dollar Milestone Campaign

For 32 years United Way of Calvert County has raised over 14 million dollars to give back to nonprofit organizations in Calvert County. Whether helping grassroots programs like Project ECHO get established or promoting the value of evidence-based programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way’s focus has always been on meeting a community...
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Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report

By Ken Lamb of the Tackle Box, 301-863-8151 There is plenty of good fishing in Southern Maryland. The beautiful Memorial Day Weekend with sunshine and summertime heat turned on the croaker just about everywhere.  Croaker are in the Potomac tributaries including the St. Mary’s River and the Wicomico. The croaker are biting with white perch...
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Victor Stanley, Inc Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Victor Stanley, Inc Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Brothers Stanley and Jerry Skalka are celebrating 50 years in business, with their headquarters in Dunkirk. Victor Stanley, Inc is a leading manufacturer of site and street furnishings in the United States with sales in over 20 countries. The Calvert Board of County Commissioners recognized the Skalka Brothers with a proclamation for their outstanding...
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“Blood, Sweat and Beers” Tour Comes Crashing into St. Leonard on June 2

“Blood, Sweat and Beers” Tour Comes Crashing into St. Leonard on June 2

When the “Blood, Sweat and Beers” Tour comes crashing into St. Leonard on Saturday, June 2 fans in attendance can expect one thing from headliner Eric Church, their moneys worth. As the Granite Fall, NC native continues to sell out venues across the country on his first headlining tour it is easy to see...
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Commissioners Celebrate Opening of New Perigeaux Winery Tasting Room

Commissioners Celebrate Opening of New Perigeaux Winery Tasting Room

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners celebrated the opening of the new tasting room at Perigeaux Vineyard and Winery located at 8650 Mackall Road in St. Leonard with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 22. The winery, first opened in 2002, has won more than 30 awards for its locally produced wines. At center with...
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Juvenile Arrested for Arson in Lusby House Fire

Juvenile Arrested for Arson in Lusby House Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshal’s have charged a 14 year old juvenile from the Lusby area for First Degree Arson. The fire was located in a one story, single family dwelling at 11484 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby. A total of 45 volunteer firefighters responded from the Solomon’s, St. Leonard, Prince Frederick, Bay District and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments to...
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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: Theft: On 5/22/12 at 8:12 pm, Trooper First Class Wiersma responded to the 4900 block of Storeplace Ln. in Prince Frederick for a reported theft. A Sony Playstation 3 gaming console, game controllers, several Playstation games and a diamond ring were stolen from...
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UPDATE: SB Rt 4 Reopened in Huntingtown

UPDATE: SB Rt 4 Reopened in Huntingtown

UPDATE 1:45 p.m. Southbound Rt. 4 has been reopened in Huntingtown. Maryland State Police continue to investigate. SB Rt 4 Shut Down in Huntingtown Southbound Rt. 4 at Main Street in Huntingtown is shut down as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 due to an auto accident. NB Route 4 is a single...
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Inspiring Veteran’s Memorial Park Service Opens Stars & Stripes Festival

Inspiring Veteran’s Memorial Park Service Opens Stars & Stripes Festival

On Saturday morning, under clear and sunny skies, Chesapeake Beach and North Beach opened the Stars and Stripes Festival at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Many citizens came out to honor the men and women who died while serving our country. The United States Naval Academy Band Brass Quintet played while everyone was assembling. Welcoming remarks...
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Bret Michaels Rocked the House

Bret Michaels Rocked the House

On Sunday, May 27 at the Calvert Marine Museum, rocker, Bret Michaels wowed the crowd with many fan favorites and put on a highly charged show. In many cases the rocker interacted with the crowd even throwing guitar picks to the audience. Prior to the show, Southern Maryland News Net and Papa Johns took...
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O’Donnell Pounds “Hollywood Hoyer”

O’Donnell Pounds “Hollywood Hoyer”

Maryland Congressional candidate Tony O’Donnell today called upon incumbent Congressman Steny Hoyer to end his globetrotting fundraising jaunts and talk about the issues of concern to families in Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. “Hoyer has gone Hollywood on us,” said O’Donnell, “and I don’t mean Hollywood, Maryland. He leads a life...
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Remembering Arick L. Lore This Memorial Day

Remembering Arick L. Lore This Memorial Day

American Legion Post 274 in Lusby held its Memorial Service at the gravesite of Arick L Lore, who was killed in World War I on October 4, 1918 and was from Solomons, Maryland. American Legion Post 274 is named for him. The family and members of the Post gathered at the cemetery where a...
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Chesapeake Beach Credit Card Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Chesapeake Beach Credit Card Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Heather Lee Wayson, age 36, of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, on May 25, to 42 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, unauthorized use of credit cards and aggravated identity theft. Judge Williams also ordered Wayson to pay...
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Head on Collision Leaves Five Injured

Head on Collision Leaves Five Injured

UPDATE  Official Press Release On May 27, members from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police responded to the scene of a personal injury crash on Maryland Route 2 at the intersection of Lower Marlboro Road in Sunderland. Two of the subjects that were involved in the crash were receiving CPR. Due...
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Want to go Boating, Fishing, Crabbing, Skiing? Check out Solomons Boat Rental

Want to go Boating, Fishing, Crabbing, Skiing? Check out Solomons Boat Rental

For those wishing to explore the area around beautiful Solomons Island with all its creeks, hidden coves, there is no more fun, economical way to embark on a journey of discovery than by boat. Solomons Boat Rental has been offering would-be explorers and adventurers that opportunity for 25 years. Those traveling to Solomons who...
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Chesapeake Beach Sponsoring Stars and Stripes Festival

Chesapeake Beach Sponsoring Stars and Stripes Festival

The Town of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, will sponsor its first annual Stars and Stripes Festival to honor all fallen heroes of past armed conflicts along with living veterans, and active duty personnel along with their spouses, children, and parents. The Festival kicks off Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Veterans’ Memorial...
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$10,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

$10,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

The hunt is on! The Diamond Jim component of the 2012 Maryland Fishing Challenge kicked off May 24, when Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists and some eager young anglers caught, tagged and released dozens of striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of today’s tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim worth...
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