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Mark your Calendars for the Calvert Green Living Event

Mark your Calendars for the Calvert Green Living Event

Mark your calendars for the Calvert Green Living event featuring multiple workshops and demonstrations focused on sustainable living and environmental stewardship. This free community event will be held April 30 from 1-4 p.m. at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. The workshops and presentations include: Solar power, energy efficiency, recycling, native plants, wild edibles,...
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Former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley Sentenced for Civil Rights Violation

Former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley Sentenced for Civil Rights Violation

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Connelly sentenced former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley, of La Plata, Maryland, today to one year of probation for deprivation of rights under color of law for ordering a deputy sheriff to activate a stun-cuff worn by a pro se criminal defendant during a pre-trial court proceeding. ...
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College of Southern Maryland to Host Tri-County Job and Career Fair on April 5

College of Southern Maryland to Host Tri-County Job and Career Fair on April 5

Tri-County Job and Career Fair 2016. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 5. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with more than 50 employers in areas ranging from information technology and healthcare to...
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Coast Guard Rescues Boater in St. Mary’s County Waters

Coast Guard Rescues Boater in St. Mary’s County Waters

The Coast Guard rescued a boater Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from Tanner Creek near Point Lookout State Park. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 4 p.m. of two people aboard a kayak and two people aboard a paddleboat beset by weather. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard...
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Goo Goo Dolls Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Goo Goo Dolls Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in July for an extensive summer headlining tour, stopping to perform at the PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, August 26. Also on the bill is Collective Soul. The Goo Goo Dolls — made up of vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac, will be...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Jax & Wolf to get Body Armor

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Jax & Wolf to get Body Armor

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Jax & Wolf will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jax & Wolf’s vests are sponsored by Friends of Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat of Davidsonville, MD and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by...
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Papa John’s Employees Save Choking Man

Papa John’s Employees Save Choking Man

Huge Kudos to Joe Byard and Aaron Chrusniak for helping a choking victim in the lobby of the Papa John’s in Charlotte Hall. Joe heard the cry for help and hurried from the rear of the store to assist an elderly gentleman who was choking and having problems breathing. As Aaron was on with...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Host Annual Crime Watch Kick-Off Celebration

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Host Annual Crime Watch Kick-Off Celebration

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are hosting the annual Crime Watch Kick-off event on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in La Plata. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about crime prevention and discuss strategies to keep our...
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Bluegrass for Hospice-2016 to feature TLC Network Reality TV Stars

Bluegrass for Hospice-2016 to feature TLC Network Reality TV Stars

The much anticipated annual Bluegrass for Hospice is set for Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills. To headline the 1 day event this year will be the Willis Family who star in their own TV show on the TLC network each week. They are a strong Tennessee family,...
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A Unique Collaboration Between Law Enforcement and Seniors in St. Mary’s County

A Unique Collaboration Between Law Enforcement and Seniors in St. Mary’s County

An alarming number of people died in St. Mary’s County in 2008 as a result of drug overdoses. One person was too many to lose to drugs, and St. Mary’s County had lost 17. Discovering this sort of disturbing trend was exactly the reason the Sheriff’s Office had instituted COMPSTAT meetings. Under COMPSTAT, the...
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Get Your Tickets Now for the Mechanicsville Optimist Club’s 31st Annual Fantasy Night

Get Your Tickets Now for the Mechanicsville Optimist Club’s 31st Annual Fantasy Night

The Mechanicsville Optimist Club’s 31st Annual Fantasy Night is scheduled for April 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm LOCATION: A MAZE N PLACE (Located at Bowles Farm, Clements, MD) Don’t miss out on the good food, good music, dancing, good fun, great company and best of all the chance of winning money while raising money...
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Deputies in Charles County Find Missing 81-year-old Woman and Bring her Home Safely

Deputies in Charles County Find Missing 81-year-old Woman and Bring her Home Safely

On Friday, March 18, 2016, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a woman who reported her 81-year-old mother was missing. The woman told police, her mother left her house to take her daily walk up and down the driveway, but when she didn’t return, things got a...
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Trooper First Class Casey Ruth Wins Statewide Trooper of the Year Award

Trooper First Class Casey Ruth Wins Statewide Trooper of the Year Award

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack would like to congratulate TFC Casey M. Ruth for becoming the statewide Maryland State Police 2015 Trooper of the Year. TFC Casey Ruth is the first female to win the statewide Trooper of the Year award in the agency’s 95 year history. She was a member of the...
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Senior Prom Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Senior Prom Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On Friday, March 11, Charles County senior citizens and teens from area high schools enjoyed dinner and then danced the night away to big band music at the 25th anniversary of the Charles County Senior Prom.  The highlight of the evening was the crowning of the prom king and queen, M., Buck Proctor and...
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Hoyer Meets with the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland

Hoyer Meets with the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Capitol Hill, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) met with the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, Joy Hill. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, located in North Beach, Maryland, brings programs and services to children ages 5 to 18. “I was pleased to welcome...
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CSM Board Chair Shares Stories for ‘Read Across America’

CSM Board Chair Shares Stories for ‘Read Across America’

Students attending the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland were treated to a surprise celebrity reader March 2 as part of the national “Read Across America Day,” a celebration inspired by children’s author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s birthday. Longtime Charles County educator, recipient of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher...
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First Responders in Charles County Work Together to Rescue Bald Eagle

First Responders in Charles County Work Together to Rescue Bald Eagle

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office had a rare encounter on Friday, March 11, 2016. Lt. Schmidt and Pfc. Snyder responded to a call for a bald eagle which was caught in a cord in the woods in the area of Trinity Church Road. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and a private...
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Maryland State Police First Annual Stuffed Animal Drive was a Huge Success

Maryland State Police First Annual Stuffed Animal Drive was a Huge Success

During the month of February, the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack hosted the First Annual Stuffed Animal Drive in coordination with the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, and the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad. The event was a huge success with thousands of stuffed animals being...
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CSM Recognizes Faculty, Staff for Years of Service

CSM Recognizes Faculty, Staff for Years of Service

The College of Southern Maryland recognized 77 employees who have accumulated more than 1,055 years of service to the college at a ceremony Feb. 26 at the La Plata Campus. “When I look back on my days as the president of this college, the thing that I want to focus on is that we...
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North Point High School Criminal Justice Students Stand Out at Regional SkillsUSA Competition

North Point High School Criminal Justice Students Stand Out at Regional SkillsUSA Competition

The Criminal Justice Students at North Point High School have had an impressive start to the 2016 SkillsUSA Competitions. On February 6, the students competed in the Regional Competition at the Forrest Center in St. Mary’s County and came away with two first-place titles and one second-place title, qualifying the winners to compete at...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HONEYDEW

Wednesday’s Pet is HONEYDEW

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/9/16 is HONEYDEW Featured Pet: HONEYDEW Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian/Long haired Chihuahua Sex: Female Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Honeydew was lovingly nicknamed due to her melon shape, she is a...
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Diamond 7s Scratch-off Prize Chases Away the Birthday Blues for Prince Frederick Couple

Diamond 7s Scratch-off Prize Chases Away the Birthday Blues for Prince Frederick Couple

A Prince Frederick couple celebrated a family birthday in grand style after ripping the wrapping off a lucky scratch-off to turn the Diamond 7s instant ticket into a $10,000 prize. The celebration began when the 31-year-old woman, a product coordinator for a local apparel company, scratched the ticket while preparing a special birthday meal....
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“Trust” the Eagle Rescued in Montgomery County

“Trust” the Eagle Rescued in Montgomery County

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, at approximately 8:45 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center in Montgomery County received calls for the report of an injured eagle in the area of River Road and Riverwood Drive. Animals Services Division Officer Jennifer Gill responded to the area and was met with a resident who had observed the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JASPER

Wednesday’s Pet is JASPER

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/2/16 is JASPER Featured Pet: Jasper Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Foxhound Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (48 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Jasper is a handsome boy; he is between 5 and 7 years old. When he was rescued from...
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McDonald’s Monday McCafe Sales Support’s Local Charity

McDonald’s Monday McCafe Sales Support’s Local Charity

Spring Dell Center is McDonald’s McCafe for a Cause Charity for the month of March. Mondays this March, get your coffee (hot or iced) at McDonald’s and 50% of sales will go back to Spring Dell Center! The participating locations include: 109 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646 (next to the Pepsi-Cola Company) 6385...
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