Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dan Bongino on Vote to Fund Veterans

Dan Bongino on Vote to Fund Veterans

It is difficult to remain composed while posting this photo. This is a screenshot of the vote count to fund benefits for our Veterans. Easy call, correct? Who is against funding our nation’s heroes? Well, apparently not an easy call as 164 Democratic members of Congress voted NO on this measure. Ladies and gentlemen,...
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Leprechaun Lilly’s Children’s Consignment Sale

Your Treasure of Children’s Bargains Find your treasure of children’s bargains at the semi-annual children’s consignment sale run by Leprechaun Lilly’s. Organized by Leprechaun Lilly’s founder Mitzi McConville, the sale is focused on keeping down the cost of growing up. It gives area families the opportunity to sell baby, children and maternity items that...
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The Naval War of 1812 on the Bays and Lakes

The Naval War of 1812 on the Bays and Lakes

The War of 1812 may be commemorated in Maryland, but the conflict affected many areas of the US and Canada. On Sunday, October 20 at 3pm in the new auditorium at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, Historian James Nelson will present a talk titled, The Near-Shore War: The Naval War of...
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Labor Roundtable to Discuss Promoting Economic Development

The Charles County Board of Commissioners is hosting a Labor Roundtable to discuss “How Government and Labor Can Promote Economic Development.” Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly will facilitate the discussion. The panel consists of 11 subject-matter experts, as noted below. Citizens are invited to submit questions and comments before and during the roundtable via...
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Barnett to Lead Community Planning and Building

Barnett to Lead Community Planning and Building

Barnett was most recently president of Hands On Consulting and prior to that was the executive director of metropolitan development for the city of Evansville, Ind. During that time he was responsible for long-range planning, residential and commercial construction management and redevelopment of the city. Barnett said he is excited to be relocating to...
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Noted Local Author Tom Clancy Dies at 66

Noted Local Author Tom Clancy Dies at 66

Calvert County resident Thomas Leo “Tom” Clancy, Jr. born April 12, 1947, passed away early Tuesday morning at a Baltimore hospital. He is an American author who is best known for his espionage and military science storylines that are set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, along with video games which...
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Karen LaVonne Sykes, 68

Karen LaVonne Sykes, 68

Karen LaVonne Sykes, 68, of Tracy’s Landing, lost her battle to pancreatic cancer at her home on September 27th. She is survived by her beloved husband, Walt, of 36 years; children Erin Herring (Isaac); Jeffrey Sykes (Meghan) and Jacqueline Russell (William); siblings Brian, Warren, Bob, Brad, Bill, Cathy, Linnea, and Janet; nine grandchildren Morgan, Noah,...
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John Elvis Dorsey, 56

John Elvis Dorsey, 56

John Elvis Dorsey, 56 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on September 19, 2013 at his residence. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD. Interment will be on...
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Kenneth Wayne King, Sr., 68

Kenneth Wayne King, Sr., 68

Kenneth Wayne King, Sr., 68 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on September 27, 2013. Kenneth was born on November 13, 1944 in Washington, D.C. to parents, William Robert and Essie Lillie King. Kenneth leaves to cherish his precious and loving memories his wife, Joan King; three children, Joanie Young and Ken and Willie King;...
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Joan E. Jaje (Ganzert)

Joan E. Jaje (Ganzert)

Joan E. Jaje was born Joan E. Ganzert April 2, 1937 in Washington, D.C. She took her leave of us peacefully at home in the presence of her family late in the evening of September 29, 2013. She resided in St. Inigoes, Maryland for some 28 years after previously living in Kennewick, Washington and...
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June Elaine Graves Shorter, 79

June Elaine Graves Shorter, 79

June Elaine Graves Shorter, 79, of Waldorf, MD formerly of Benedict, MD, passed away September 26, 2013 at her residence. Born June 10, 1934 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Samuel Graves and Ruth Elfleta Wright Graves. June was a homemaker for many years, raising her children before becoming a real estate...
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Ethel McClain Bridenbaugh, 100

Ethel McClain Bridenbaugh, 100

Ethel McClain Bridenbaugh, 100 of Leonardtown, MD died September 26, 2013 at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s, Callaway, MD. Born December 27, 1912 in Saxton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry Ellsworth McClain and Myrtle Mae (Kline) McClain. Ethel had 2 loves in her life – her family and nursing. She...
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James Richard Burch, Sr., 73

James Richard Burch, Sr., 73

James Richard Burch, Sr., 73, of Newburg, MD passed away on September 27, 2013 at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. Born on January 31, 1940 in Hollywood, MD to the late Joseph M. Burch and Bertha M. (Knott) Burch. He is also preceded in death by his Sisters; Bertha M. Stansbury, and...
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Debra Ann ” Debbie” McLendon, 60

Debra Ann ” Debbie” McLendon, 60

Debra Ann ” Debbie” McLendon, 60, of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at her home. Born October 28, 1952, she is the daughter of Albert Thomas Mucciarone and the late Patricia Winkler Mucciarone. On September 15, 1973, Debra married her beloved husband, Ronald Lee “Ron” McLendon. Together they celebrated 40...
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Roland Fredrick Gundling, 76

Roland Fredrick Gundling, 76, of Waldorf, MD passed away on September 28, 2013 at his residence. Born on June 8, 1937 in Lanham, MD to the late William H. Gundling, Sr., and Clara L. (Moore) Gundling. Also a Brother; William Gundling, Jr. (Dottie). Sister; Margaret Calbaugh. He is survived by his Wife; Linda C....
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SMADC Accepting So MD Trails Applications

Southern Maryland Trails: Earth, Art, Imagination applications are now being accepted for new and returning partners. If you have a Farm, Art Studio, Gallery, Restaurant, Eatery, Winery, Lodging, or Special Attraction that features products and services that are handmade, homegrown or authentically Southern Maryland. To renew or fill out an application visit: www.somdtrails.com/join. Deadline...
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Clifford Lee Stathers, 74

Clifford Lee Stathers, 74

Clifford Lee Stathers, 74, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at his residence on September 29, 2013, with his loving family by his side. Clifford was born on August 18, 1939 in Brownsville, PA to the late George Stathers and the late Edna (Knestrick) Stathers. He enjoyed playing poker, watching television game shows and the T.V....
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Francesann M. Foltz, 77,

Francesann M. Foltz, 77, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013, at her home in Mechanicsville, MD. She was born Francesann M. Miller and spent her childhood in Mount Vernon, VA where she met and married her high school love, Irving Foltz. Upon his death in 2009 they had been married for nearly 56...
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Irene Mauler Ashton, 97

Irene Mauler Ashton, 97

Irene Mauler Ashton, 97, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of North Beach and Prince Frederick, passed away September 25, 2013 at her residence. She was born October 2, 1915 in Baltimore to Frank and Laura (Mattsen) Mauler. Irene was raised in Baltimore and attended public school until the 6th grade when she had to become...
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Isabel May Scattergood Whitt, 94

Isabel May Scattergood Whitt, 94

Isabel May Scattergood Whitt died September 26, 2013 in Solomons, MD. She was 94. Isabel was born September 6, 1919 in London, Ontario, Canada to Isabelle Dunbar and Walter Scattergood, and was raised primarily in Chicago’s Hyde Park. She married Jesse “Jack” Whitt of Madison County, NC in 1939 and raised seven children. Isabel...
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Commissioners Given Update on Navy UCAS-D Program

Commissioners Given Update on Navy UCAS-D Program

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Captain Jaime Engdahl from Patuxent River Naval Air Station gave a presentation to the Calvert Board of County Commissioners on the recent achievements of the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) X-47B Program. The Navy UCAS program will develop and demonstrate a CV suitable unmanned air system in...
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Winter Youth and Pee Wee Sports Registration Open

New this year: Pee Wee Girls’ Basketball Winter sports leagues and Pee Wee sports are back! Log on to www.CharlesCountyParks.com or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-338 to register for these fun-filled winter sports. Girls’ basketball is new this year to the winter Pee Wee sports lineup! Also, Pee Wee sports include: co-ed soccer, and co-ed...
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Healthcare Scholarships Awarded to Area Students

Healthcare Scholarships Awarded to Area Students

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently awarded seven scholarships to area students pursuing a career in health care. Focused on our region’s healthcare needs, the Foundation dedicates itself to providing a bright future for our hospital and the community we serve. Generous donations from the community and Foundation fundraisers held throughout the year, including...
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We Need Members!!!

The regular monthly meeting of the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Rescue Squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood. Anyone wishing to become a member of the Auxiliary is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 240-298-7956.
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Fun! Fun! Fun! at Calvert County Fair

Fun! Fun! Fun! at Calvert County Fair

The Calvert County Fair opened on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 for “Feed the Needy Night” and a “Sneak Preview” for those who wanted to come before the crowds. On Thursday, the fair opened under beautiful skies for Senior Citizens Day and Special Needs Day. Rockin’ Elvis was performing in the Main Building to a...
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