St. Mary’s News

St. Mary’s College Sailing Team Competes at 2012 ICSA National Sailing Championships

St. Mary’s College Sailing Team Competes at 2012 ICSA National Sailing Championships

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s sailing program wrapped up their season with a trip to Lake Travis in Austin, Texas to compete in the 2012 ICSA National Sailing Championships, co-hosted by the University of Texas and the Austin Yacht Club. St. Mary’s placed second in the APS/ICSA Team Race National Championship and fourteenth in...
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State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Theft Under $100.00 – On Friday, June 8, 2012 at 3:42pm, TFC M. J. Pitcher responded to the McKay’s located on Merchant’s Lane in Leonardtown for a reported shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, contact was made with an employee of the establishment who advised...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following people on DUI charges: Weekly DUI Status Sheet May 31 thru June 13, 2012 Judith Carol Holt, 50, of Huntingtown on 6/3/12 by TFC E. R. Mersman Michael Roy Herbert, 47, of Hollywood on 6/5/12 by Tpr. S. M. Ditoto Travis Ashly Chisholm, 36, of Lexington...
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Independence Day Celebration Concert at Sotterley

Independence Day Celebration Concert at Sotterley

Join us at Sotterley Plantation for our annual Independence Day Celebration Concert on Sunday, July 1st from 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music on the Portico, while taking in the breathtaking view of the Patuxent River! Pack your picnic baskets, bring along your lawn chairs and blankets,...
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Ageless Fun: Garvey, Loffler, Northern Senior Centers

Ageless Fun: Garvey, Loffler, Northern Senior Centers

Department of Aging Programs and Activities June 15-22, 2012 Brought to you by the Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County and the Department of Aging & Human Services Department of Aging Center Information: Loffler Senior Activity Center 301.737.5670, ext. 1658; Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301.475.4200, ext. 1050; Northern Senior Activity Center, 301.475.4002, ext. 1001; Ridge...
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Call for Artists

Call for Artists

The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition celebrating National Lighthouse Day on August 5, 2012. Submissions of any original 2-D wall hanging representation of U. S. lighthouses in any medium will be accepted. We will accept up to thirty pieces no larger than 24” wide...
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Three Notch Trail Grant- Yes, Sewer Expansion- No

Three Notch Trail Grant- Yes, Sewer Expansion- No

St. Mary’s Commissioners Report June 12 By Jessica Williams This week’s St. Mary’s County Commissioners meeting was good news for pedestrians, bad news for the Charlotte Hall sewer system. The County Commissioners have approved a grant for $80,000 to complete phase VI of the Three Notch Trail, which is a five-mile segment that will...
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Weekend Traffic Alert: MD Rt. 234 in Budds Creek

Weekend Traffic Alert: MD Rt. 234 in Budds Creek

The Maryland State Police would like to announce that the 2012 AMA Pro National Championship returns to Budds Creek this weekend. The main event will be occurring on Saturday, June 16th at 1:00pm.  This event traditionally has drawn large crowds from surrounding areas. Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Maryland Route 234...
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Flag Etiquette and What It Means to You!

Flag Etiquette and What It Means to You!

A local reporter for Southern Maryland News Net and American Legion Arick L Lore Unit 274 Auxiliary member and Past President, Margit Miller asked me to write a piece on this subject. I thought about the best way to approach the subject because it can be a little tricky. For you see the same...
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Bicyclist and Scooter Collide Leaving One Injured

Bicyclist and Scooter Collide Leaving One Injured

On Wednesday, June 13 at 6:40 p.m., St. Mary’s County Fire and Rescue responded to a head-on collision involving a motorized scooter and a bicycle along Route 235 in the area of Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park. The bicyclist was on the shoulder of the southbound lane heading south, when it collided with a...
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BOSTON LIVE at the Calvert Marine Museum

BOSTON LIVE at the Calvert Marine Museum

It’s been such a LONG TIME, but even after all these years, BOSTON remains an awesome rock classic. See the band on Thursday, August 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. to CMM members and to the public on...
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Enjoy a Summer of Fun at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Enjoy a Summer of Fun at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Looking for something to do this summer now that the kids are out of school? Consider the camps, classes, displays of fun at Annmarie Garden as an inexpensive alternative – close to home, lots of cool shade and more; something for everyone in the family! Beginning June 1 through August 31, visitors may stop...
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Farmers: MDA Cover Crop Program Sign Up Begins June 21

Farmers: MDA Cover Crop Program Sign Up Begins June 21

Following up on the restoration goals outlined in Maryland’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay, Governor Martin O’Malley has allocated approximately $18 million for the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) 2012-2013 Cover Crop Program. This popular program provides grants to farmers who plant cover crops in their fields in...
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Accident Slows Traffic Along SB Rt 235

Accident Slows Traffic Along SB Rt 235

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident slowing traffic along Southbound Rt. 235 in California. Police and rescue were dispatched to a crash along southbound Rt. 235 just south of Chancellors Run shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. Three vehicles are involved to include a Jeep Wrangler,...
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One Injured in California Crash

One Injured in California Crash

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident with injuries in California, Md. Police and rescue crews were dispatched to report of a motor vehicle accident in the 22600 block of Three Notch Road near the intersection of MacArthur Blvd on Tuesday, June 12 around 1:50 p.m. Two vehicles were...
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State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Theft Under $100.00 – On Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 1:27pm, Tpr. W. A. Couter responded to the Wal-Mart located on Miramar Way in California for a reported theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with Loss Prevention personnel who advised a female subject was...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following suspects on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 12:40pm, TFC R. L. Jackson served a Bench Warrant (T3-15377) on Charles Clayton Beach, 36, of Fort Washington. The warrant was issued on Mr. Beach on February 14, 2012 by...
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Blood Drive in Honor of Baby Lillian Grace Smith

Blood Drive in Honor of Baby Lillian Grace Smith

In honor of Baby Lillian Grace Smith, we will be holding a Blood Drive on Saturday July 7 at the Leonardtown Baptist Church located at 23520 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown, MD. Baby Lilly is receiving 4 pints of blood each week, so this is our way of giving back! Click here to schedule an appointment...
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Coastal Flood Advisory in Effect

Coastal Flood Advisory in Effect

The national weather service in Sterling, VA has issued a Coastal flood advisory for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties…which is in effect until 6 am on Wednesday, June 13.  * Tidal anomaly…1 to 2 feet above normal. * Timing…near high tide. * Expected impacts…minor coastline inundation. Here are the times of the next...
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Do You Know the Tipsy Taxi Program?

Do You Know the Tipsy Taxi Program?

 The Tipsy Taxi Program has been around for many years and is now managed by the Alcohol Beverage Board for St. Mary’s County since October 2011. The program is funded through a grant from Maryland State Highway as well as support from the St. Mary’s County Licensed Beverage Association. Betty Buck, owner of Buck...
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NAVY: Pax River UAV Crashes on Eastern Shore

NAVY: Pax River UAV Crashes on Eastern Shore

  A Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator (BAMS-D) unmanned aircraft being tested by the U.S. Navy crashed June 11 at approximately 12:11 EST near Bloodsworth Island in Dorchester County, Md. approximately 22 miles east of NAS Patuxent River, Md. No one was injured and no property was damaged at the unpopulated swampy crash site,...
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St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle On June 8, 2012 deputies responded to a residence on Jonquil Lane in California, Md., for a report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Investigation revealed Michael Isaiah Harrison, 23 of California, Maryland used the victim’s vehicle...
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UPDATE: Officer Identified in Police Involved Shooting

UPDATE: Officer Identified in Police Involved Shooting

The officer involved in the shooting which occurred on June 7, 2012 in St. Inigoes, Maryland has been identified as Corporal Keith D. Moritz, a nine year veteran, assigned to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, Child Support Enforcement Unit. BCI Detectives obtained and executed a search and seizure warrant at...
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Half Price Day for Dad

Half Price Day for Dad

Sotterley Plantation is pleased to announce a special gift for all fathers on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2012. From Noon ~ 4 p.m., fathers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House for HALF PRICE. We welcome you and your father to stroll the exquisite blooming gardens, walk the plantation grounds...
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Pedestrian Struck and Flown to Trauma Center

Pedestrian Struck and Flown to Trauma Center

 On Sunday, June 10 at 10:55 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and Lexington Park Rescue Squad were dispatched to report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Pegg Road in the area of Donaldson Drive in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a pedestrian...
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