Monthly Archives: March 2013

Workshops for On-Farm Poultry and Rabbit Processing

Training workshops Offered for On-Farm Poultry and Rabbit Processing Certification Workshop to be held in Cambridge To help farmers meet growing consumer demand for local meats, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) in partnership with the University of Maryland will conduct a training workshop for on-farm poultry and rabbit slaughter and processing from 9:00...
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Republicans Offer Common Sense Amendments to Bill 1515

Republicans Offer Common Sense Amendments to Bill 1515

SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COMMON-SENSE TRANSPORTATION AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL 1515  Dems Reject All GOP Amendments as Senate Rams through Gov. O’Malley’s 87% Gas Tax Hike In an almost five-hour long session on Good Friday, Maryland Senate Republicans proposed, and Senate Democrats rejected, over a dozen amendments to Governor O’Malley’s gas tax bill that would...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotions

Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotions

No.’s 20-16 Feature Everything From Exclusive Kids Club Events And Giveaways To Faith And Family Night In 2013 No. 20 – Sunday, August 25- Chick-fil-A Backfin Buddies Kids Club “Free Ticket Sunday” Featuring “Yo Gabba Gabba” Character Appearance And Exclusive Post-Game Movie & Popcorn, Faith And Family Night #2: This Sunday matinee will feature...
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Bids Wanted on Trash Transfer Trailers

The St. Mary’s County Government is seeking bidders to provide competitive pricing on two Trash Transfer Trailers in accordance with this solicitation. Interested bidders may download the solicitation from eMaryland Marketplace https://www.ebidmarketplace.com under Bid # MDSMG31007814. For additional information please contact Brandon Hayden, Buyer via email: brandon.hayden@stmarysmd.com.
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William Jerome Strong, 48

William Jerome Strong, 48 of Waldorf, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 27. Family and friends will unite on Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at the Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will follow at Heritage...
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Mary Ann Wood, 78

Mary Ann Wood, 78

Mary Ann Wood, 78 of Tall Timbers passed away on March 22 at St. Mary’s hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born on April 10, 1934 in Appleton, WI, she was the youngest daughter of the late Ewald Richard Rasmussen and Vernett Ehrgott Rasmussen. Mary grew up in Milwaukee, WI, graduating from Washington High School. Mary and...
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Neota Elizabeth Forrest, 73

Heaven’s garden gained another flower today. Neota Elizabeth Forrest, 73, of Ridge, born July 23, 1939 died Sunday, March 24 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late James Clark and Nellie A. (Mattingly) Jones. Prior to her marriage, she was employed at an answering service and The Hecht Company in Arlington, VA....
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Edward James Kirby, 35

Edward James Kirby, 35

Edward James Kirby 35 of Lexington Park died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD on March 25. He was born in Trenton, NJ on Sept. 16, 1977 to James C. and Pamela J. Kirby. He is also survived by his daughters Lauren Harper, Gabrielle and Trinity Kirby, sisters Chemaine Kirby-Gibson (Paul) and Ashley Kirby-Blithe...
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What Can $5,000 Do for Hospice?

What Can $5,000 Do for Hospice?

This month the Leonardtown Lions Club donated $5,000 to the Hospice of St. Mary’s County. The question posed here – is it enough? What can $5K really buy in today’s world? We already know the purpose of our Hospice: It offers physical, psychological, & spiritual care to those in end-stage illness, and...
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John Bernard “Bernie” Cullison, 81

John Bernard “Bernie” Cullison, 81

John Bernard “Bernie” Cullison, 81, of Ridge died March 27 at his home in Ridge, MD, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 27, 1932 in Pearson (now Patuxent River Naval Air Station), he is the son of the late J. Henry Cullison Sr. and Ethel M. Trossbach. Bernie married his late wife, Pat,...
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Bruce Lee Stiles, 76

Bruce Lee Stiles, 76

Bruce Lee Stiles, 76, of Hughesville died March 28. Born Oct. 24, 1936 in Burnsville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Utah Stiles and the late Lula Bell Stiles. Bruce was a self-employed carpenter and heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, playing cards and spending time with his family....
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Marie Katherine Thomas, 89

Marie Katherine Thomas, 89

Marie Katherine Thomas, 89, of Solomons formerly of Silver Spring and Mt. Airy passed away on March 27 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. She was born in Syracuse, NY on Dec. 13, 1923 to the late John Wesley White and Anna Lucy Cross White. She was the beloved wife to the late Lester...
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SMCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

SMCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in St. Mary’s County on March 30, 2013. This traffic safety enforcement initiative will be conducted as an effort to crack down on impaired drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs and/or...
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Open Auditions for New Improv Troupe

The Newtowne Players announce auditions for a new improvisational acting troupe, which will perform both at Three Notch Theatre and throughout the community. Auditions will be held April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Three Notch Theatre on 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park. Actors must be 18 years or older. No experience necessary....
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4th Grader Presented Certificate & Scholarship

4th Grader Presented Certificate & Scholarship

Agriculture Secretary Presented Certificate & Scholarship to 4th Grader Who Grew 21 Pound Cabbage Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance joined Bonnie Plant’s Maryland Station Manager Lee Turner to present Natalie Fox, a student at Dr. James Craik Elementary School in Pomfret (Charles County), with a Winner’s Certificate and $1,000 scholarship check for growing a...
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SMCPS Summer Activities Registration Open

SMCPS Summer Activities Registration Open

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is pleased to open the application period for the 2013 Space Camp, Fine Arts Camps, and Tech Kids Camps. The seventh annual Summer Space Camp provides STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classes in a fun learning environment. The program is available for students in grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-9...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Thursday, March, 28 at 2:45pm, fire, police, and rescue crews responded to a report of an accident with injuries, along Great Mills Road and Shangri-La  Drive in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a motor vehicle collision with two vehicles still in the roadway. Two people were transported from...
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MCAC Announces Workshops from Fly Tying to Florals

The Mattawoman Creek Art Center (MCAC) invites adults to participate in any or all of the following demonstrations and workshops. For more information about any of these, please contact MCAC at 301-743-5159, mattawomanart@aol.com, or visit the website at www.mattawomanart.org Open Studio on Fridays (now through May 24 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) is...
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CCPS MESA Challenge Competition

CCPS MESA Challenge Competition

The Calvert Region MESA Competition for Calvert County Public Schools occurred at Huntingtown High School for middle and high school students on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, and for elementary school students on Thursday, March 28, 2013. This year at the middle and high school levels, a new MESA National Challenge was introduced. For this Challenge, students had...
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High School and CSM Applications Due May 1

The Charles County Arts Alliance is announcing its annual Arts Scholarship Program, which awards a $1000 scholarship to an outstanding graduate at each Charles County public high school and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The scholarships are designated for students planning to attend a four-year college or university in fall 2013 and majoring...
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Quarterly Test of Alert and Notification System Sirens

Quarterly Test of Alert and Notification System Sirens

Calvert County Emergency Management Division to Conduct Quarterly Test of Alert and Notification System Sirens The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Monday, April 1, 2013, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a...
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SB Route 301 Closed for Accident for Several Hours

SB Route 301 Closed for Accident for Several Hours

On March 28, 2013 at 6:27 pm, Tpr. Kenge responded to a two vehicle collision Route 301 Southbound at Vernon Road in Waldorf, involving a fuel tanker and a passenger vehicle.  The driver of the passenger vehicle Aaron Michael Butler, 21 year old, failed to pay attention, which caused his vehicle to...
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Letter on Federal and Dual Status Employees

Some military installations have already started informing civilian and dual status employees about impending furloughs, which in some cases will be equivalent to 20 percent cuts in pay. Furlough notices are expected to be issued by the Department of Defense in April. Federal and dual status employees who receive furlough notices have rights in...
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Bidders Wanted for Design & Construction

The St. Mary’s County Government (SMCG) is soliciting for bids to establish a firm fixed fee contract to provide and secure design and construction services to renovate the interior of an existing county-owned building to be used as a Civil War Interpretive Center located at 21550 Willows Road, Lexington Park, Maryland. Interested bidders may...
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Bidders Wanted on Restoration & Construction Services

The St. Mary’s County Government is seeking bidders to provide Baseline Assessment and Construction Services to repair and restore the Piney Point Lighthouse Tower and Keeper’s Quarters as specified in this solicitation. A Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled for 10AM on Tuesday April 9, 2013 in Room 14 of the Potomac Building, 23115 Leonard Hall...
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