Monthly Archives: February 2012

Donald Robert “Don” Wooldridge, 66

Donald Robert “Don” Wooldridge, 66

Donald Robert “Don” Wooldridge, 66, of Dunkirk, MD passed away February 20, 2012 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD. Don was born October 21, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts to Frances (Rice) and Milo A. Wooldridge. He lived with his family in various naval installations all over the world where his father was...
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“Women of Sotterley”: Sign Up Now

“Women of Sotterley”: Sign Up Now

Mabel Satterlee Ingalls In honor of Women’s History Month, Sotterley Plantation is pleased to offer the third of four presentations of the 2nd Saturday Series entitled, “Women of Sotterley.” These specialty tours will run on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.   Discover the women of Sotterley. Whether it was the...
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Little Explorers at HSMC

Little Explorers at  HSMC

The Little Explorers series at Historic St. Mary’s City will resume for the 2012 season on March 7.  Pre-schoolers and an adult companion are invited to explore various themes inspired by history or the local environment every other Wednesday morning through the spring and fall.   The program is designed specifically for children ages 3-5...
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Leonardtown Crash Leaves Two Injured

Leonardtown Crash Leaves Two Injured

On Monday, Feb. 27 around 1:38 p.m., fire and rescue responded to the 25900 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown for report of a motor vehicle crash. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved. Two people were transported from the scene to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause...
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Inmate Located After Escaping Treatment Facility

Inmate Located After Escaping Treatment Facility

On February 10, 2012 Cary Michael Anderson, age 31, of Dameron, Maryland walked away from the Jude House where he was receiving treatment under court authorization while an inmate at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.  An arrest warrant was issued for Anderson for Escape and forwarded to BCI for investigation. On February 27,...
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Maryland National Guard Soldier Killed in Action

Maryland National Guard Soldier Killed in Action

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Maryland National Guard Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Maj. Robert Marchanti, 48, of Baltimore, Md., died Feb. 25 in Kabul Afghanistan, of wounds received during an attack on the Afghan Interior Ministry. He was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division Security Partnering...
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Six Transported from Accident Involving Fire Truck

Six Transported from Accident Involving Fire Truck

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident in La Plata involving a fire truck and an SUV. On Monday, Feb. 27 around 2:50 p.m., fire and rescue responded to Washington Avenue in the area of Heritage Green Parkway for report of a serious crash. Crews arrived on scene to discover a white Ford Explorer rolled over...
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Sotterley Receives Three Awards from Maryland Life Magazine

Sotterley Receives Three Awards from Maryland Life Magazine

In a recent 2012 Free State’s Finest poll taken by readers of Maryland Life Magazine, Sotterley Plantation was awarded BEST Historic Attraction, BEST Place for Family Fun, and BEST Place to get married in the Southern Maryland region! “We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition from Maryland Life Magazine,” stated Nancy Easterling, Sotterley’s...
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Narcotics Detectives Make Major Bust in Lexington Park

Narcotics Detectives Make Major Bust in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives conducted a several week long investigation into possible drug dealing in a Lexington Park neighborhood. As a result a Search and Seizure Warrant was obtained and executed. Three suspects were observed by Detectives through a window preparing cocaine for consumption as the Officers readied to enter the home. Vice...
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Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Calvert Library Prince Frederick will be hosting the Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  The library expects dozens of camps, vacation bible schools and many other fun summer providers to be present at the Fair.  If you are looking for enriching activities for your child this summer, this event is...
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All You Can Eat Bull & Oyster Roast

All You Can Eat Bull & Oyster Roast

The American legion post 274 in Lusby, Maryland will be hosting an All You Can Eat Bull & Oyster Roast on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. For members the price is $25.00 members and $30 for non-members. Theme of the evening will be Vegas Nights… For more information call...
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Calvert County Police Blotter

Calvert County Police Blotter

During the week of February 20 through February 26 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,708 calls for service throughout the community.  The following incidents remain under investigation: Destruction of Property   A motorist reported to DFC P. Aurich that on February 20 at about 6:30 p.m. she was driving on Md....
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Foursome Arrested at Local 7-11 on Drug Charges

Foursome Arrested at Local 7-11 on Drug Charges

  Top L to R: Ward, Goshorn; Bottom L to R: Crampton, Mullen On February 25 at 9:51 p.m., Calvert County Dep. C. Fox responded to the Huntingtown 7-11 Convenience store for the report of a suspicious vehicle.  Dep. Cox made contact with four occupants inside the vehicle which was reported to have been parked...
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Commissioners to Host Discussion on Education Funding

Commissioners to Host Discussion on Education Funding

As part of its Tuesday, February 28, 2012 meeting agenda, the St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners and members of the St. Mary’s County Delegation will hold an open discussion on education funding. The session will focus on the federal, state and local components of education funding. The session will also include talk about...
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NAS PAX Commanding Officer Meets the Local Media

NAS PAX Commanding Officer Meets the Local Media

In a joint session represented by most area media representatives, Base CO, Capt. Ted Mills met and discussed upcoming plans which might affect the area and planned activities on base. The most immediate and impactful will be the coming antiterrorist exercise – Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield. This annual event is planned for the period from...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center Following Assault

Man Flown to Trauma Center Following Assault

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating an assault that has left one man in critical condition. On Sunday, Feb. 26 around 4 p.m., rescue crews were dispatched to the 21700 block of Tulagi Place in Lexington Park for report of traumatic injuries. Crews arrived on scene to discover a male patient in his 50’s suffering from...
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Improperly Disposed Smoking Materials Results in House Fire

Improperly Disposed Smoking Materials Results in House Fire

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a house fire in La Plata that left over $75,000.00 in damages. Over 30 firefighters from Marbury, LaPlata, Potomac Heights and Bel Alton VFDs responded to the 8300 block of Poorhouse Road on Feb. 25 around 4:30 p.m. for report of a house fire. Investigation revealed the home...
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Blue Crabs Take a “Pinch” out of Need

Blue Crabs Take a “Pinch” out of Need

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have announced a new initiative for the 5th Anniversary season which will give back to organizations in Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties.  The “Pinch Fund” is designed to provide these programs with event and program enhancement, marketing opportunities and financial support. For five months of the...
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World-renowned Gifted & Talented Search Comes to SMCPS

World-renowned Gifted & Talented Search Comes to SMCPS

On Saturday, March 10, 2012, Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) will offer above-grade-level testing to interested students from St. Mary’s County elementary schools as part of its Global Talent Search.  Talent Search test scores will be used to reveal or confirm exceptional academic abilities, determine true academic peers, qualify students for...
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Local Navy Contract Award

Local Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $15,450,047 modification against a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) for a fleet common operating environment condition based maintenance plus software toolset in support of the CH-53K helicopter program.  In addition, this modification includes installation, operation, and recurring...
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Man Arrested for Using Stolen Credit Card

Man Arrested for Using Stolen Credit Card

On February 7, 2012 the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the theft of a credit card. Investigation revealed the victim realized her credit card was missing late in the evening on February 6, 2012.  On February 7, 2012 the victim contacted her bank and learned her stolen credit card had...
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Lusby Man Killed by Fallen Tree

Lusby Man Killed by Fallen Tree

On Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 2:48 p.m,. a 911 call was received at the Calvert Control Center for a man trapped under a tree near a private residence located at 12161 Rousby Hall Road in Lusby. Several units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and an ambulance from the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department...
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Annual Yellow Perch Run Is Looking Good

Annual Yellow Perch Run Is Looking Good

The recreational yellow perch fishing season for shoreline anglers is heating up thanks to the mild winter weather and an increased fish population. So far, it looks as though there will be great recreational fishing to come. “The current abundance of yellow perch is largely a result of stakeholders working together with DNR to...
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Dine for a Good Cause

Dine for a good cause on Friday, March 2 at Rustic River Bar & Grill in Leonardtown, Md.  Join the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Relay for Life team for this fundraising event where you’ll enjoy scrumptious food, music by Rusty in the Middle and more.  Rustic River will donate a portion of their total...
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Huntingtown Fire Displaces Family of Eight

Huntingtown Fire Displaces Family of Eight

On Friday, Feb. 24 around 9:21 a.m., the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to report of a house fire along Hoile Lane in the Twin Lakes subdivision in Huntingtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover heavy smoke coming from a large two story single family home. Investigation revealed the fire originated in the...
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