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Lusby Men Facing Imprisonment for Manufacturing Explosive Launching Device

Lusby Men Facing Imprisonment for Manufacturing Explosive Launching Device

Maryland Deputy State Fire Marshals served two criminal summonses today after an April 27, 2012 incident involving the manufacture of an explosive launching device at 780 Dry Creek Court in Lusby. Investigators determined Robert John Bysheim (23) and Charles Edward Fabritz (27), both of Lusby, manufactured the launching device and ignited the explosive materials subsequently...
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May Calvert Calendar of Events

May Calvert Calendar of Events

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. –  April showers bring May fun to Calvert County this month. The county is blooming with great family activities and opportunities to explore rivers, beaches and parks.  Tuesdays in May (3-7 p.m.) Calvert County Farmers Market – Prince Frederick Calvert Memorial Hospital 130 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick 410-535-4583 • calvertag.com Seasonal...
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7th Annual Solomons Maritime Festival

7th Annual Solomons Maritime Festival

Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 5 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s seventh annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and motors, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of your family from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission to the festival and museum...
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Navy Employee Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Over $600,000

Navy Employee Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Over $600,000

Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Christopher M. Hill, age 47, of Lusby, Maryland, today to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for embezzling government property and filing false tax returns. Chief Judge Chasanow also entered an order requiring Hill to pay $134,795.22 in...
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Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report

By Ken Lamb of the Tackle Box, 301-863-8151 The rock-fishing is great as long as you catch them before 8a.m., at least this past week, as the sunlight and tides were triggering the fish early. Maybe the bite will shift to later in the day as conditions change. Trollers did very well all over, with...
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Historic Preservation Month DiscoverAmerica’s Hidden Gems

Historic Preservation Month DiscoverAmerica’s Hidden Gems

The theme for National Preservation Month 2012 is “DiscoverAmerica’s Hidden Gems”. It is co-sponsored by the Calvert County Historic District Commission, the Maryland Historical Trust and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Communities are filled with unexpected historic treasures and May is the month to celebrate them.  During the month of May, plan a...
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163 Warnings, Wasn’t Enough- 74 Tickets Written – UPDATE

163 Warnings, Wasn’t Enough- 74 Tickets Written – UPDATE

 After the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received numerous traffic safety complaints of motorists passing on the shoulder, the Traffic Safety Unit conducted a traffic initiative in the area of Maryland Route 5 just prior to Bay Ridge Road in Great Mills on February 27 and again on May 1. On February 27, 2012 the Traffic Safety Unit conducted...
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Handbag Consignment Shop Opens its Doors & E-commerce Site

Handbag Consignment Shop Opens its Doors & E-commerce Site

Handbag Consignment Shop, LLC, an online designer handbag consignment shop, recently announced the official launch of the company and its ecommerce site.    Taking an unique spin on the traditional consignment shop concept, handbag aficionado and owner of the HandbagConsignmentShop.com, Kimberly Hoctor, wanted to concentrate on bringing authentic designer handbags to the masses, while still...
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Calvert Health Dept. Recommends Precautions Against Vibrio

Calvert Health Dept. Recommends Precautions Against Vibrio

As summer approaches, Calvert County residents look forward to the recreational opportunities and seafood delicacies afforded by our local waterways. The Calvert County Health Department reminds residents also to be aware of the potential hazards, including the common Vibrio bacteria. Vibrio, a species of bacteria, are natural inhabitants of sea water. They are found...
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Chesapeake Grille and Deli Restaurant Review

Chesapeake Grille and Deli Restaurant Review

 I headed up to Dunkirk on a Wednesday to meet a friend for lunch. My sister-in-law had told me previously about a place called Chesapeake Grille and Deli so I decided it might be a good place to go. It was very easy to find as it was located in Country Plaza Shopping Center....
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Calvert’s Green Expo Deemed A Success

Calvert’s Green Expo Deemed A Success

For Calvert’s fourth Green Expo the weather was perfect with mild temperatures and no rain. There were extensive exhibits all along the circle at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center. There were people walking around and stopping at various exhibits to talk to the experts on the subject of how to” Go Green”. Mark...
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Threesome Arrested for Production of Methamphetamines

Threesome Arrested for Production of Methamphetamines

The St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives began an investigation into the possible production of methamphetamines being conducted at a location in the Mechanicsville area of St. Mary’s County. A Search and Seizure Warrant was obtained and with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, was executed. Recovered were eight...
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Couple Charged with Child Abuse – UPDATE

Couple Charged with Child Abuse – UPDATE

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations and investigators from the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services, initiated a joint investigation regarding allegations of suspected child abuse involving a 10 year old child.  Following a physical examination by medical personnel the child was observed to have bruises...
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Home2 Suites By Hilton And Cherry Cove Hospitality Celebrate Grand Opening

Home2 Suites By Hilton And Cherry Cove Hospitality Celebrate Grand Opening

Home2 Suites by Hilton along with Cherry Cove Hospitality, LLC celebrated the grand opening of its newest hotel in Lexington Park Patuxent River NAS, Md. with an announcement of a charitable community partnership, as well as a ribbon-cutting dedication and reception. The Naval Air Station Patuxent River Wounded Warriors Program has been selected as...
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Fight at Local High School Leads to Fly Out

Fight at Local High School Leads to Fly Out

Police in St. Mary’s County are investigating an assault at a local high school. On Friday, April 27 at 1:15 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to report of an assault at Leonardtown High School located at 23995 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover a 14-year-old male was...
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Woman Exposing Herself in Public Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Woman Exposing Herself in Public Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On April 27, 2012, St. Mary’s County deputies responded to the area of Missouri Avenue and Rogers Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland to check the welfare of an intoxicated female who was disregarding vehicle traffic and walking in the roadway causing a traffic hazard. Deputies located the female, identified as Lisa Marie Tippett, 46 of...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Sandgates

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Sandgates

On April 28, 2012 at 2:26 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a single-vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a fatality.  The collision occurred on North Sandgates Road in the area of Sandgates Trail Lane, Mechanicsville, Maryland.  Trooper First Class M. Pitcher of the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack, was the first police...
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Schools Investigated for Mercury Exposure

Schools Investigated for Mercury Exposure

Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) teams and the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department declared the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center and Maurice J. McDonough High School clear of hazardous materials this afternoon after a group of students were exposed to a small amount of mercury. This morning, students in the Explorers Program in a heating and...
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Public Hearing CANCELED, Text Amendment Withdrawn

Public Hearing CANCELED, Text Amendment Withdrawn

The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) was notified by Bargo, LLC, that they have withdrawn the proposed text amendment previously submitted to the county Department of Planning and Zoning in December 2011, effective today. Therefore, the public hearing planned for May 1, 2012 at the Calvert High School is CANCELED. The...
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Blue Crabs Start Season with a Bang

Blue Crabs Start Season with a Bang

 On a chilly Thursday night at Regency Furniture Stadium the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs opened up their bid for a 4th consecutive trip to the Atlantic League playoffs with a 6-0 victory against the visiting Lancaster Barnstormers. This was the first of a four game set that will conclude on Sunday afternoon. It was...
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Silent Rank Sisterhood Will Celebrate 1st Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Silent Rank Sisterhood Will Celebrate 1st Military Spouse Appreciation Day

 The Silent Rank Sisterhood continues to expand its services and support our military troops. To help them carry out their mission, they will host a Spaghetti Dinner on April 29th from 5pm to 8pm at American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. In keeping with the Sisterhood’s endeavor to encourage others to eat locally,...
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North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market Season to Begin

North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market Season to Begin

The Town of North Beach is excited to announce the start of the Friday Night Farmers’ Market season. The market will be open every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., May 4, 2012 through October 26, 2012. As in the past years, your favorite vendors will be returning with bedding plants; fruits and vegetables;...
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Detectives Seek Armed Robbery Suspect’s Identity

Detectives Seek Armed Robbery Suspect’s Identity

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station. Surveillance photos of the suspect are being released and detectives want to hear from anyone who knows who the suspect is. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of...
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Hit-and-Run Driver Involved in Second Collision Moments Later

Hit-and-Run Driver Involved in Second Collision Moments Later

On April 25 at 10:03 a.m., officers responded to the area of Woodville Road at Watson Road in Hughesville for the report of a motor vehicle collision. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda Element was traveling East on Woodville Road and slowing to make a left turn onto Watson Road when...
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Tiki Bar Weekend Designated Driver Winners Announced

Tiki Bar Weekend Designated Driver Winners Announced

Sheriff Mike Evans, accompanied by Eric Best and Richard Hall, both of Bob Hall, LLC, drew the winning tickets on Monday at the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for the prizes awarded to those who signed up as designated drivers during the weekend Tiki Bar opening celebrations.  Clarice Maldonado of Lusby and Tim Gunther of...
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