Monthly Archives: February 2013

CSM’s Department of Student Life

CSM’s Department of Student Life

Open Mic Poetry, Dinner Featuring Poet Georgia ME. 7-10 pm, March 7, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Campus Center, Lobby. Featured guest Poet Georgia ME of Atlanta, Ga. is known as “The Queen of Spoken Word” and has worked with Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, among others. Community...
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Hoyer Statement on Dedication of Rosa Parks Statue

Hoyer Statement on Dedication  of Rosa Parks Statue

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the dedication ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol: “Today’s dedication of a statue in the U.S. Capitol honoring Rosa Parks reaffirms that America’s democracy belongs to all its people. By refusing to give up her seat on...
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United Way of St. Mary’s County’s Impact

United Way of St. Mary’s County’s Impact

United Way of St. Mary’s County’s Impact on the Community Extends Beyond the Obvious The citizens of St. Mary’s County have clearly made a difference in the lives of those in need throughout 2012, according to the United Way of St. Mary’s County (UWSMC). Over $271,300 in community donations to UWSMC were collected and...
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Maryland to Sell Up to $1 Billion in Bonds

Maryland to Sell Up to $1 Billion in Bonds

Maryland Retains Triple AAA Bond Rating, To Sell Up to $1 Billion of General Obligation Bonds Maryland State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp announced today that all three bond rating agencies have affirmed the State’s strong Triple AAA bond rating in preparation for the upcoming competitive sale of General Obligation Bonds on Wednesday, March 6,...
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What Is Common Core and Why Is It Important?

What Is Common Core and Why Is It Important?

The Common Core State Curriculum is coming to Maryland schools. Beginning this school year and continuing for the next several years, parts of the Common Core State Curriculum will replace the current Maryland State Curriculum taught in our classrooms. Calvert County Public Schools developed a series of webpages describing what the Common Core State...
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Sudoku Championship Day March 2

Sudoku Championship Day March 2

Commissioners Recognize Southern Maryland  Sudoku Championship Day Commissioners took time during their weekly business meeting to issue a proclamation recognizing Saturday, March 2, 2013 as Southern Maryland Sudoku Championship Day. Sudoku is a puzzle printed on a square grid of nine large squares each subdivided into smaller squares. The object is to fill in...
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Tickets On Sale for Women’s History Month Banquet

Barbara Bell, NAVAIR’s first female program manager, to deliver keynote The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women will hold its annual banquet on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm. Doors will open at 5 pm.The event takes place at the Dr. James Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown. This year’s theme is...
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John Raymond Williams, Sr., 76

John Raymond Williams, Sr., 76

John Raymond Williams, Sr., 76, departed this life on Feb. 24 in La Plata. “Mike”, as he was called by his family, was one of seven children born to James and Betty Williams on July 25, 1936 in Washington, D.C. Raymond received his education in St. Mary’s County, where he also met and married...
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Betty Dean Dillow, 84

Betty Dean Dillow, 84 of Lexington Park died Feb. 25 in Callaway. Born May 21, 1928 in Leonardtown, she was the daughter of the late Mervell Miller and Ann Leola Callis Dean. Betty is survived by her husband Joseph Alfred Dillow, III, whom she married on June 25, 1949 in Holy Face Catholic Church....
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Mary Dobbs Fleming, 85

Mary Dobbs Fleming, 85

Mary Dobbs Fleming, 85, of Avenue passed away on Feb. 22 at her residence. Born Jan. 20, 1928 in Everett, MA, she was the daughter of the late Anna McGeggion. Mary lived in the St. Mary’s County area for twenty one years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 221. Mary enjoyed spending...
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John (Jack) H. Edwards, 90

John (Jack) H. Edwards 90 of Newburg died on Feb. 22. He was the youngest son Harry E. and Bernadette Edwards born on July 25, 1922 in Wayside, Md. He graduated from Glasva High School. He was a retired farmer on the family farm at Banks O’ Dee in Charles County. In his younger years...
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Sarah Louise (Thomas) Adams, 89

Sarah Louise (Thomas) Adams, 89 of Mechanicsville passed away Feb. 23 at Civista Medical Center. Born Feb. 13, 1924 in Oraville, she was the daughter of Theodore Tobias Thomas and Hattie L. Thomas. She was a homemaker who loved dancing, gardening flowers, playing bingo and cards, playing the slots, having yard sales and doing...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit www.CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. BURGLARY: Between Feb. 25 – Feb. 26, unknown suspect(s) broke out the glass to the...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Named a Top 100 Hospital

MedStar St. Mary’s Named a Top 100 Hospital

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals™ by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the...
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Accident & Arrest for Drunk Driving

Accident & Arrest for Drunk Driving

On February 27, 2013 at 3:54 am, TFC. Galgan responded to a single motor vehicle collision. TFC. Galgan’s investigation revealed a green Chevrolet van bearing a Maryland registration, was traveling northbound on MD Route 5 south of Broadview Run Drive. Forest Park. The driver of the vehicle, Joseph Edward Solan, stated that he swerved to avoid...
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Promoting Nonprofit Success

What: Mission Possible: Promoting Nonprofit Success When: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., March 8, 2013 Where: College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata Details: The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland’s third annual conference for employees, board members and volunteers...
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Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks today at a press conference with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats calling for House Republicans to take up the bipartisan, Senate-passed reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Below is a transcript of his remarks: “Thank you very much, Madam Leader. Violence against...
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Press from Hoyer on Speech on Floor

“I am pleased to join Marcia Fudge, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and my good friend, Steve Horsford, the Gentleman from Nevada, and I noticed that Don Payne is here. His father was a very close friend of mine, active some 45 years ago. So it’s good to see you here, Don....
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Bird Health Awareness Week

Bird Health Awareness Week is Feb. 24 through March 2, and the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Animal Health Section urges owners of backyard poultry flocks – or those thinking of starting one – to make sure they follow our six steps for keeping poultry healthy. “Poultry is one of Maryland’s most important agricultural...
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Wanted: Office Manager

OFFICE MANAGER (Part-time, 25 hrs/wk) La Plata  CLOSING DATE: March 1, 2013 The Charles County Arts Alliance promotes all the arts: music, visual art, drama, dance and literature. We are currently seeking an experienced Office Manager to support the Board of Directors and provide excellent customer-service to our members and citizens. Duties include managing...
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MDOT Seeks Proposals for Transportation Alternatives

MDOT Seeks Proposals for Transportation Alternatives

$20 Million Available for Non-Traditional Transportation Projects in Maryland; Application Period Begins March 1; Deadline is May 15 From sidewalks for elementary schools to wetlands creation and shared-use paths, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) seeks proposals for transportation-related projects to be partially funded through the newly established Transportation Alternatives Program...
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Local Couple Charged with Arson & Insurance Fraud

Local Couple Charged with Arson & Insurance Fraud

An extensive investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal has resulted in a Calvert County Grand Jury indicting Stephen T. Donahue, 32 and Melissa E. Donahue, 32 for committing felony 1st Degree Arson and Insurance Fraud. The 9:27 am incident originally occurred on October 5, 2011 at 235 Leonard Court in St....
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Drug Arrests for St. Mary’s County

Drug Arrests for St. Mary’s County

Vice/Narcotics detectives received information that a quantity of controlled prescription medication had been smuggled into the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Detectives immediately began working with Correctional Officers to locate the contraband. As the investigation continued, Suspect Bobbie Ann Cavey, 48 of Mechanicsville, was identified as a possible recipient of the controlled prescription medication....
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Loretta “Grace” Ketner, 88

Loretta “Grace” Ketner, 88

Loretta “Grace” Ketner, 88, of Lusby passed away on Feb. 25 in Solomons Nursing Center. She was born in Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania on August 29, 1924 to the late Franklin Dewey and Emma Bertha Cavanaugh. She was the beloved wife to Robert T. Ketner. Grace as she was known by all was...
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Golf Course Offers Women’s Golf Clinics

White Plains Golf Course offers Women’s Golf Clinics Learn the basic skills needed to become a confident golfer. White Plains Golf Course is offering two women’s golf clinics in April and May. Each four-day session runs from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and costs $75. Sessions include proper golf course etiquette, safety, rules, grip,...
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