Calvert News

First Ever SoMd Sun & Music Festival

First Ever SoMd Sun & Music Festival

Spirits in the Sky Benefit LLC, recently announced the following charities will be participating in this year’s festival: Calvert Hospice, End Hunger in Calvert County, Project ECHO, Marines helping Marines, Calvert Alliance against Substance Abuse, Hunter’s Hero’s, Animal Relief Fund, Calvert Animal Welfare League, and Humane Society of Calvert. Spirits in the Sky Benefit...
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Calvert Commissioners Honor Bill Jones

Calvert Commissioners Honor Bill Jones

During the Calvert Board of County Commissioners on May 15, William (Bill) C. Jones was honored with a proclamation. He served as President of the Southern Maryland Firemen’s Association from May 2011 to May 2012. Bill has donated countless hours and has served in many commendable capacities in his distinguished public service career.  Jones...
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CCSO Graciously Accepts Check Donation

CCSO Graciously Accepts Check Donation

  The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Crooked I Gaming Center of Chesapeake Beach for their recent donation of $500 to the students of the Calvert Career and Technology Academy to assist them in attending the Skills USA competition conference in Kansas City. The students are this year’s Maryland State winning...
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Calvert Features Four Farmers Markets

Calvert Features Four Farmers Markets

Eating fresh and eating local will be easier than ever this year at four Calvert County farmers markets. Offering a host of Southern Maryland produce, the Calvert County markets are now open on the following schedule: · Tuesdays in Prince Frederick at Calvert Memorial Hospital Parking lot adjacent to Route 4 3-7 p.m. through November...
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Bret Michaels Set to Rock the Marine Museum May 27

Bret Michaels Set to Rock the Marine Museum May 27

Bret Michaels is set to rock the house on Sunday, May 27 at Calvert Marine Museum with many fan favorites. Michaels started his music career in Pennsylvania where he picked up the guitar. Michaels along with drummer Rikki Rocket, bassist Bobby Dell and strummer Matt Smith started playing the local circuit in 1983. The...
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Sesame Street Coming to Pax River

Sesame Street Coming to Pax River

Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and Rosita will be visiting Naval Air Station Patuxent River Saturday, May 26 as part of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families. The cast will be joined by Katie, a new military character designed exclusively for military families. The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at...
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Suspicious Package Cleared at Calvert Courthouse

Suspicious Package Cleared at Calvert Courthouse

The all clear has been given to the Calvert County District Courthouse in Prince Frederick after a suspicious package was left inside the building. On Tuesday, May 15 at 1:06 p.m., State Fire Marshal Bomb Technicians were dispatched to 200 Duke Street for report of a suspicious package. Investigation revealed a small leather briefcase was left...
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Calvert BOE Seeks Ethics Panel Applicants

Calvert BOE Seeks Ethics Panel Applicants

The Calvert County Board of Education is seeking applications from residents of central or northern Calvert County to fill a vacancy on its Ethics Panel. Applicants may NOT be: Ø An incumbent member of the Board of Education; Ø An employee of Calvert County Public Schools; or Ø A student enrolled in Calvert County...
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Calvert Community Shred Events

Calvert Community Shred Events

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Division of Solid Waste, is hosting two events in June for residents who wish to recycle unwanted textile materials and sensitive paperwork. Community paper shred events will be held Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Huntingtown High School and Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at...
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Search for Fossils

Search for Fossils

Would you like to find and identify your own fossils? Did you know that the largest exposed seam of Miocene fossils in North America is here in Calvert County at Calvert Cliffs? This explains why even the casual beach comber finds fossilized sharks teeth millions of years old. Learn more about this remarkable natural...
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BECA Awards Scholarships

BECA Awards Scholarships

On Friday, May 9, St. Mary’s County Business, Education and Community Alliance awarded students from across the region hard-earned and well-deserved scholarships. In all there were 19 individuals or companies on hand to present scholarships in varying amounts to St. Mary’s County High School graduating seniors. In addition to those individuals and companies, BECA...
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O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

On Monday Annapolis introduced a bill to increase income taxes on individuals who earn more than $100,000 and couples who earn more than $150,000 – even though the budget was already balanced. With unemployment still high and the economy stalled Annapolis is redefining wealth, while Maryland already has one of the highest combined local...
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Exciting Opportunity for Middle Schoolers

Exciting Opportunity for Middle Schoolers

Is your middle school student interested in science, being outdoors, learning by doing, and experimenting? The Calvert Marine Museum is offering the perfect program: the Summer Environmental Institute. This is a very serious name for a fun, hands-on camp experience that will give kids a chance to get out on the water, into the...
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Solomons Accident Snarls Traffic for Afternoon Rush

Solomons Accident Snarls Traffic for Afternoon Rush

Authorities in Calvert County are investigating a serious accident in Solomons that left three injured. On Monday, May 14 around 3:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews responded to report of a motor vehicle accident along Route 4 at Patuxent Point Parkway in front of the Solomons Town Center. Crews arrived on scene to discover...
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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: Burglary:  On 5/9/12 at 2:00 am, Trooper First Class Parker responded to the 3700 block of Redberry Dr. in Port Republic for a reported burglary.  Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence while the homeowners were asleep and removed numerous items.  Investigation continues. Possession of...
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CSM Observes 53rd Spring Commencement

CSM Observes 53rd Spring Commencement

The College of Southern Maryland celebrated 508 candidates for degrees and certificates during its 53rd spring commencement ceremony held May 10 at the La Plata Campus. “We come to celebrate the achievements of our 508 graduates,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. He spoke about the savviness of graduates who avoided huge student loan...
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Calvert Drug Arrests

Calvert Drug Arrests

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office have arrested the following suspects on drug charges: CDS Violation  On May 11 at 3:47 p.m. Cpl. T. Phelps responded to the 200 block of Helena Drive in Prince Frederick for the report of suspicious persons.  Cpl. Phelps made contact with three individuals who advised they did not live in...
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Calvert County Crime Report

Calvert County Crime Report

During the week of May 7 through May 13 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,406 calls for service throughout the community.  The following incidents remain under investigation: Burglary  A red Sears riding mower, model DYT400, worth $1100 ,was stolen from the garage of a home on Howard Drive in Port Republic...
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Solomons Island Yacht Club Blessing of the Fleet

Solomons Island Yacht Club Blessing of the Fleet

The Solomons Island Yacht Club (SIYC) will conduct the Annual Blessing of the Fleet for all boats in the Solomons area on Sunday, May 20, 2012. This ceremony originated many years ago to bless the fishing fleet for a safe and successful season, and is continued to this day for that purpose. SIYC, one...
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Summer Camp Open House

Summer Camp Open House

Greenwell is holding two summer camp open house events. Wednesday, May 16 from 4pm – 7pm Saturday, May 19 from noon – 3pm Try some camp activities with a counselor; meet the director; see the park; register for camp! Greenwell offers nine weeks of summer camps including Camp Greenwell, Horse Camp, Int. Horse Camp, Fishing Camp...
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Juveniles Charged with Arson for Chesapeake Beach Fire

Juveniles Charged with Arson for Chesapeake Beach Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an investigation stemming from a May 4, 2012 fire originating in the basement portion of a vacant dilapidated structure located at 7429 ‘B’ Street in Chesapeake Beach. Investigators determined two juvenile youths aged eleven and sixteen were responsible for igniting the blaze by setting a blanket on fire. Approximately sixteen firefighters...
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Huntingtown Accident Leaves Three Injured

Huntingtown Accident Leaves Three Injured

UPDATE 7:30 p.m. A single vehicle accident in Huntingtown has left three injured. Around 6:50 p.m., a gray Chevy pickup truck travelling on Walton Rd for unknown reasons left the roadway and landed about 20-30 ft. down an embankment. Three people were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of...
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Cankerworms Defoliate Trees in Southern Maryland

Cankerworms Defoliate Trees in Southern Maryland

Leonardtown, Md. (May 10, 2012) ─ Residents in Southern Maryland may have noticed that inchworm-like creatures have wasted no time feasting on the area’s foliage since they appeared in early spring. With this year’s higher populations, the cankerworm has devoured tree leaves throughout Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. The worms are now finished their...
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Calvert M&T Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 yrs in Prison

Calvert M&T Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 yrs in Prison

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced William Alexander Norbeck, age 32, of Crofton, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for armed bank robbery and the use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.  Judge Bredar also ordered Norbeck to pay restitution...
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Leonardtown’s Elizabeth Fazio to Compete for Miss Maryland

Leonardtown’s Elizabeth Fazio to Compete for Miss Maryland

Elizabeth Fazio of Leonardtown, MD is a 2012 graduating senior at St. Mary’s Ryken High School. Elizabeth was crowned the 2011 Queen of Tolerance. A part of the honor of being Miss Queen of Tolerance, she was invited to compete in the Miss Maryland Pageant. The winner of the Miss Maryland Pageant goes on...
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