Monthly Archives: November 2013

James Frank Scriber, 88

James Frank Scriber, 88

James Frank Scriber, 88 of Great Mills, MD, transitioned to his new journey on November 26, 2013; twenty years to the day of his eldest brother, Edward. He was the tenth child born February 19, 1925 in Hollywood, MD to the late James Victor and Nettie Lyles Scriber. James was preceded in death by...
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A Musical Journey through the Season

A Musical Journey through the Season

Patuxent Voices, Southern Maryland’s premiere women’s a cappella group, presents “A Musical Journey through the Season” during this holiday. Three concerts are planned: Friday, December 13, at 7:30 pm, All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunderland; Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm at Middleham St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Lusby; and Sunday, December 15, 3:00 pm...
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A Christmas Carol by Port Tobacco Players

A Christmas Carol by Port Tobacco Players

Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 22 Check the website for specific dates and times. This timeless classic by Charles Dickens shows us the true meaning of lives changed through the blessings of Christmas. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean spirited, miserly old man who has turned his back on the world. In this ultimate...
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Forrest Center Hosting Annual Breakfast with Santa

Forrest Center Hosting Annual Breakfast with Santa

Join the students and staff of the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center for their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8:00 to 11:00 am, at the school site across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Santa will make his grand entrance at 8:30 am. Enjoy a...
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Recreation & Parks to Bring the Spirit of the Season

Recreation & Parks to Bring the Spirit of the Season

The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks is set to bring the North Pole to Southern Maryland. Santa’s Workshop will come to the Hollywood Recreation Center on Saturday December 7 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Children between the ages of 3 and 14 are invited. Recreation and Parks staff will transform...
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A Colonial Christmas at HSMC

A Colonial Christmas at HSMC

Find the spirit of Christmas past during A Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s City on December 7. Begin your visit at the State House at 11:45 am with a short program by the Holy Face Church Choir and complimentary refreshments. Then join a light-hearted guided tour of Town Center. You’ll follow a rake’s...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers 11/29/13

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers 11/29/13

Each Friday, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit will highlight one individual who has an open warrant but has been difficult to locate. This week’s fugitive is Fred Edward Jarrell, III. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Fred Edward Jarrell, III, 30, of...
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Santa Visits Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad

Santa Visits Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad

Santa will be at the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad on Saturday, December, 14th 2013 from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  Sit on Santa’s lap and give him your letter personally.  Color a picture for Santa. We will have tattoos, and make some Oatmeal Glitter for the reindeer.  Have your picture taken with Santa for...
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Small Business Saturday in North Beach

Small Business Saturday in North Beach

The holidays are upon us and that means one thing….SHOPPING. Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 30th and it is the perfect time to do some holiday shopping. Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting small businesses all over America on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. We are asking you...
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CMM Offers Many Events During December

CMM Offers Many Events During December

December 3, 5, & 12 – Sea Squirts presents Hoppers and Ploppers: All About Frogs Come sing songs, dance the frog dance, play some games, and meet the museum’s frogs to learn more about these jumpy little critters. 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Free drop-in program for children ages 18 months to 3 years...
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Small Works Show at CalvART Gallery

Small Works Show at CalvART Gallery

CalvART Gallery announces Small Works Show from November 16 to Dec. 29, 2013 and holiday party Saturday, December 7th from 5 pm  to 8 pm. Gallery Hours for December are Monday through Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. CalvART Gallery’s most popular show and best reception of the year — “Small Works/ Exquisite Gifts.”...
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“A Holiday Arts Faire” Deadline Extended

“A Holiday Arts Faire” Deadline Extended

DEADLINE TO REGISTER EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1 The Charles County Arts Alliance announces an opportunity for local visual artists and literary artists to sell their original works and handcrafted items at “A Holiday Arts Faire” during the Kris Kringle Christmas Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata, on December 6-7, 2013. The...
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Burglary in Waldorf Being Investigated

Burglary in Waldorf Being Investigated

On Wednesday, November 27, at 2:18 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to PEP Boys located at 3390 Crain Highway in Waldorf for an intrusion alarm. Sgt. H. Smith arrived on the scene within minutes and saw the front door had been shattered. A police K-9 responded and searched the building...
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MSP Trooper 7 Assists Dorchester County with Aerial Rescue of two Stranded Boaters

MSP Trooper 7 Assists Dorchester County with Aerial Rescue of two Stranded Boaters

On November 25, 2013 at approximately 7:35 pm, Trooper 7 was dispatched to the Chesapeake Bay for a boat stranded on a sandbar by request of Dorchester County Fire/EMS Services. Once overhead, the flight crew of Trooper 7 found the boat with two occupants located near the shore line in the Barren Island Gap of the Chesapeake Bay....
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for More Information in two Citizen Robberies

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for More Information in two Citizen Robberies

On Monday, November 25, at 7 p.m., a 21-year-old male was getting into his car in the 5100 block of Shawe Place in Waldorf when he was approached by a male who tapped on the passenger side window with a handgun. The victim was told to exit the vehicle and empty his pockets. As...
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A Great Milestone for the Great Dome

Next Monday marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Capitol Dome – a chance to reflect on its heritage and its future. The Dome’s special place in American life and lore traces back to its beginnings. Though the Civil War derailed the expansion of the Capitol building itself, work on the Dome...
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Boehner on Court Decision on Religious Freedom Cases

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear two challenges to the Obama administration’s mandate that forces employers to violate their religious beliefs in order to implement the president’s health care law: “I’m pleased the Supreme Court has decided to address this important issue. Faith-based employers,...
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Dan Bongino on Exempting Unions

With the recent proposal to exempt unions from portions of ‪#‎Obamacare‬, I must ask the question, “Do you see what is happening?” They are dividing us. They are forcing us to fight amongst ourselves for the scraps from the grotesque feast going on, at the banquet table we call our government. With the issuance...
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Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees

Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees

One of the longest running holiday events in Calvert County is Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees. The host place is turned into a winter wonderland with decorated trees, a model train display, Santa’s Workshop and many area vendors. This year the Festival of Trees is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The three day event will...
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“Fuel Up Maryland” Service Station Grant Program

“Fuel Up Maryland” Service Station Grant Program

Maryland Energy Administration Increases Funding Levels $1.7 million grant program to offer $25,000 for service station owners along evacuation routes.The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has announced new funding levels for the ‘Fuel Up Maryland’ program, an initiative which began in August 2013, to provide back-up power to service stations in the event of weather-related...
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Health Care Information and Enrollment Events

Charles County to Hold Health Care Information and Enrollment Events On October 1, the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Uninsured Maryland residents now have the opportunity to register for expanded health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act and the Maryland Health Connection. To help individuals learn about, compare, and sign up for...
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PRISM Holiday Party – Open to the Public

Join the Public Relations Individuals of Southern Maryland (PRISM) at a holiday party and networking event to be held at The Striped Rock in Solomons, Maryland, on Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 3 pm until 5 pm. Appetizers and special drinks will be served, and a cash bar will be available. This event is...
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To All Our Readers on This Thanksgiving

We are thankful for your readership and feel truly blessed to have you as followers of our stories. Please remember today our First Responders who are working today to keep you and your family safe. Please remember also those who are serving in the Armed Forces and can’t be home with their families. May...
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CSM’s Connections Hosts Fall Magazine Reading Contributors

CSM’s Connections Hosts Fall Magazine Reading Contributors

This  includes students, faculty and community members. The College of Southern Maryland’s biannual literary magazine, Connections, will host a reading of its fall publication at 7:30 pm, December 6 at the Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-103, Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The reading will feature original poems,...
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High Tech Meets Metal Plow

High Tech Meets Metal Plow

The science and art of winter operations: State Highway Deploys More “Eyes” on Road; Additional Camera Feeds and Dozens of Portable Cameras Help Eliminate Blind Spots During the last quarter century, State Highway Administration’s (SHA) winter operations have progressed from thumb-tacks on a paper map and phone based command-field operations to a sophisticated network of...
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