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Family Plantation Christmas at Sotterley this Weekend

Family Plantation Christmas at Sotterley this Weekend

Family Plantation Christmas will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation, offering a full day of wonderment and Christmas spirit! Let Santa know what you want for Christmas, purchase scrumptious treats from Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, take a horse-drawn carriage ride from 11 am – 1...
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Former Greenpeace Leader Tours CSM

Former Greenpeace Leader Tours CSM

Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy) Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore, former leader of Greenpeace, met with College of Southern Maryland students, administrators and faculty Nov. 15 to learn about the college’s partnership with Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG). CSM’s Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) associate’s degree program provides scholarships and internship opportunities at CENG as...
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Army-Navy Blood Donation Challenge in National Capital Region

Army-Navy Blood Donation Challenge in National Capital Region

The national capital region will compete in a Blood Donor Challenge through Dec. 9 for a chance to win bragging rights and the 2011 trophy for most units of blood collected for the Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood program of the United States military. Over the years, the Army-Navy game has come...
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Christopher Scott Lacey in Police Custody Once Again

Christopher Scott Lacey in Police Custody Once Again

 On November 30, 2011 around 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for report of a Protective Order violation. Investigation revealed Christopher Scott Lacey, 26 of no fixed address, knocked on the door of the victim’s residence in violation of a protective order.  When deputies arrived, Lacey was standing on the...
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Bay District VFD Receives Donation

John Douglass from SMNEWSNET.com and BDVFD Chief Shawn Downs  On Saturday, Nov. 26 Bay District Volunteer Fire Department played host to a Winter Wonderland and annual tree lighting. Guests enjoyed a magic show, holiday music, crafts for the kids, raffles, a moon bounce, firetruck rides and best of all pictures with Santa. Southern Maryland...
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Lefty’s Barbecue Restaurant Review

Lefty’s Barbecue Restaurant Review

I took a trip to Waldorf and happened upon a barbeque restaurant, which happened to be Lefty’s. From the parking lot it looked to be just another shopping center eatery. But one step inside showed us how deceiving looks are sometimes. The place was divided in half with the left side for “to go”...
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Fire Scout Boss Returns from Deployment in Afghanistan

Fire Scout Boss Returns from Deployment in Afghanistan

Just in time for the holidays, a member from Fire Scout Detachment Alpha returned here after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan. Fire Scout Detachment Alpha Officer in Charge, Cmdr. Brian Stephens (right), congratulates Lt. Cmdr. Tom Williams (left) on his promotion after a ceremony that took place July 1 in Afghanistan during Williams’ deployment....
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Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Accident in Great Mills

Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Accident in Great Mills

On Nov. 27 shortly after 9:30 p.m., police and rescue responded to report of an accident with inuries along the 21100 block of  Great Mills Road in the area of Tri Community Way in Great Mills. Crews arrived on the scene to discover an accident involving two vehicles. Investigation revealed, a Chrysler Seabring driven by Joseph Holton Jr. of Lexington Park,...
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Masked Suspects Rob Ice Cream Shop

Masked Suspects Rob Ice Cream Shop

On Nov. 27 at 10:17 p.m., three suspects knocked on the back door of the Cold Stone Creamery located at 3063 Waldorf Market Place as employees were closing the shop. The employees opened the door and the masked suspects entered and attempted to steal the proceeds. The employees fought the suspects off but one...
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Intruders Arrested at Local High School

Intruders Arrested at Local High School

On Nov. 25 at 8:35 p.m., officers responded to Thomas Stone High School at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Officers observed one suspect, 18, outside the school and she indicated two additional suspects – a male, 18, and another male, 12 – were still inside. A police K-9 team located...
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Christmas on the Square: A Great Time Had by All

Christmas on the Square: A Great Time Had by All

On Nov. 25, after thousands ‘shopped until they dropped’ for all the bargains to be had by retailers on Black Friday, the quaint, historic town of Leonardtown held its half-century-plus spectacle with the traditional lighting of the tree festival while celebrating Christmas on the square. The cool, crisp evening was perfect for the highly,...
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Home Catches Fire Twice in 24 hrs – VIDEO ADDED

Home Catches Fire Twice in 24 hrs – VIDEO ADDED

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a house fire in Great Mills that left a home completely destroyed after firefighters were called to the home twice within 24 hours. On Saturday, Nov. 26 shortly before 4 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 45800 block of Ketch Court in the area of Robert Eliff...
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Man Arrested for Assault on Officer

Man Arrested for Assault on Officer

On November 26 around 11:30 p.m. while on routine patrol in the North Beach area Cpl. A. Moschetto observed a group of people outside Neptune’s Seafood Pub. Cpl. Moschetto heard one man yelling profanity and racial slurs.  When the officer contacted the suspected offender, the man swung at Cpl. Moschetto and the two ultimately...
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St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Graduation & Swearing In

St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Graduation & Swearing In

Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron and the men and women of St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the following new deputies for completing a 28 week police entry level training program at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy: Deputy Christopher Beyer Deputy Dinara Beasley Deputy William Bankhead Deputy Timothy Shomper Deputy Vincent...
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Final Salute for K-9 Kendo

Final Salute for K-9 Kendo

 A very stirring memorial service for K-9 Kendo, a member of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office K-9 team, was held at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 with many K-9s and their handlers in attendance. Units from St. Mary’s, Calvert, Charles, Anne Arundel, Seat Pleasant and Maryland State Police came to honor Kendo. He...
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Thanksgiving Day House Fire

Thanksgiving Day House Fire

On Thanksgiving Day 2011 at 6:13 p.m., Calvert volunteers were called to duty. Fire and rescue crews were dispatched to report of a working house fire in the 6800 block of Kent Road in Sunderland. Crews arrived on scene to discover a one-story single family wood framed residence with smoke showing and a bystander advising one...
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Shop Small Business Saturday Destination Guide

Shop Small Business Saturday Destination Guide

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday.  On Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 comes Small Business Saturday(SM), a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.  Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Small businesses...
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Family Fun at Bay District’s Winter Wonderland

Family Fun at Bay District’s Winter Wonderland

 The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department in Lexington Park located at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive will play host to a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the fire station from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Santa arrives on a fire truck at 6...
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Must See & Shop: 231 Farm, Home & Pet Center

Must See & Shop: 231 Farm, Home & Pet Center

After the whirlwind that is Black Friday, join the growing number of supporters who are planning to frequent small businesses this Saturday, Nov. 26 and shop small. What may be even more fun is to enhance the shopping experience by heading off the beaten path; away from the hustle bustle and busy roads and...
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Christmas on the Square & Annual Tree Lighting

Christmas on the Square & Annual Tree Lighting

Ring in the holiday season! The Town of Leonardtown is hosting its annual “Christmas on the Square and Tree Lighting” event in Historic downtown Leonardtown on Friday, November 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy holiday entertainment, music, sleigh rides, train rides, fire truck rides, hay rides, horse & carriage rides, a petting...
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Daughters Left Behind Benefit: A Heartwarming Success

Daughters Left Behind Benefit: A Heartwarming Success

On Saturday, November 19, 2011, the Daughters Left Behind Benefit was an extremely heartwarming success. Memories Bar in Waldorf was full of giving and kind-hearted people who came out to express their love and support for two beautiful daughters who lost their mother at a very young age. Brooke is 23 months old and...
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Award Winning Garden in Lights to Commence Dec. 2

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center recenly announced that the award-winning Garden in Lights will commence December 2, 2011 at 6:00pm. Showcasing several hundred handmade light sculptures throughout the 30-acre park, visitors will be surrounded by a holiday light show that won Maryland Life Magazine’s Best Holiday Tradition award in 2011.  Garden in Lights attendees...
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2011 Solomons Christmas Walk

2011 Solomons Christmas Walk

Begin your holiday celebrations with the annual Solomons Christmas Walk on Friday and Saturday, December 2 – 3, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. In addition to all of the attractions on the island, from the Garden in Lights to the lighted boat parade, the museum is serving up its own smorgasbord of holiday...
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Toilet Bowl Cleaner Results in HAZMAT Scare

Toilet Bowl Cleaner Results in HAZMAT Scare

Authorities in Calvert County are investigating a HAZMAT incident at the Port Republic Post Office. HAZMAT package delivered to Port Republic Post Office The incident was reported around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23. According to police, a suspicious package was emitting vapors that resulted in two employees getting sick. Calvert County sent their...
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School Bus Accident Caused by Drunk Driver – Multiple Injuries

School Bus Accident Caused by Drunk Driver – Multiple Injuries

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at 9:24 p.m,. police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a three vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a school bus transporting the girls’ basketball team from Great Mills High School.  The school bus was returning students to St. Mary’s County after they played a basketball game in Colonial Beach, Va. The...
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