Monthly Archives: December 2014

Work on Armory Road Roundabout in Prince Frederick Nears Completion

Work on Armory Road Roundabout in Prince Frederick Nears Completion

Roadway patterns at the intersections of Armory and Dares Beach roads and Armory and Fairground roads in Prince Frederick are returning to normal as the Armory Road corridor project nears completion. Permanent pavement marking and striping is complete and all temporary detour and maintenance of traffic signage placed along Route 4, Dares Beach Road,...
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CSM Presents Chautauquan Emily Dickinson, December 3rd

CSM Presents Chautauquan Emily Dickinson, December 3rd

CSM Presents Chautauquan Emily Dickinson, Dec. 3 MiMi Zannino to Portray Reclusive Poet As part of Chautauqua 2014’s series on “Creative Women: Breaking the Mold,” the College of Southern Maryland will feature Emily Dickinson, performed by MiMi Zannino, beginning at 7 p.m., Dec. 3 at the La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, Center for...
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Anne Coyne Tennison, 84

Anne Coyne Tennison, 84

Anne Coyne Tennison, 84 of Leonardtown, MD, entered into Eternal Life on November 29, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 7, 1930, in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late George Francis Coyne and Marjorie Mulderig Coyne. Anne is a 1948 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy...
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Betty Ann (Harding) Drury, 90

Betty Ann (Harding) Drury, 90

Betty Ann (Harding) Drury of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully on November 29, 2014. Betty Ann (Harding) Drury was born October 31, 2014 to the late Frederick Leonard Harding and Lillie Mae (Downs) Harding. She was born in Sandgates, MD where her parents worked a farm. Growing up she helped on the farm and...
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Elizabeth Jane Norris, 88

Elizabeth Jane Norris, 88

Elizabeth Jane Norris, 88 of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed on Monday, December 1, 2014 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. Elizabeth was born in Washington, D.C., on February 14, 1926 to the late James Joseph Fitzpatrick and the late Margaret M. Kelly Fitzpatrick. Elizabeth worked as a bank teller...
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Spring Ridge Middle School Update

Spring Ridge Middle School Update

Spring Ridge Middle School will be closed again on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, for students and staff due to a break in the water line that is requiring the water system to be sanitized and tested. However, Operations staff should report to Spring Ridge Middle School at 12:00 p.m. and Food and Nutrition Services...
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Violet Enola Pitcher, nee Dove, 91

Violet Enola Pitcher, nee Dove, 91

Violet Enola Pitcher, nee Dove, 91, of Broomes Island, MD passed away December 1, 2014 in Harwood, MD. She was born on September 1, 1923 in Broomes Island, MD to the late Elmer Merton and Genevieve Elliott Dove. Besides her parents, Violet is predeceased by her husband, Alan T. Pitcher, Sr., son Michael Wayne...
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Winter Cash Tripler Scratch-off Delivers Cool $100,000 Prize for Charles County Woman

Winter Cash Tripler Scratch-off Delivers Cool $100,000 Prize for Charles County Woman

The Maryland Lottery opened its doors after the Thanksgiving holiday to welcome a Port Tobacco scratch-off player who won a cool $100,000. The 82-year-old Charles County resident won the top prize on a $10 Winter Cash Tripler scratch-off bought at Lady’s Liquors in La Plata. On March 18, that lucky store at 6474 Crain Highway...
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Holiday Realtor Networking Dinner Party December 4th!

Holiday Realtor Networking Dinner Party December 4th!

Southern Maryland Real Estate Network along with the help of their amazing sponsors, will be hosting their 1st Annual Holiday dinner party at the model in one of their newest communities, Marley Run in Huntingtown, MD. You’ll have an opportunity to network with fellow realtors, enjoy a wonderful buffet dinner, and of course dessert!...
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Dirt Riders to Deliver Holiday Joy at Annual Christmas Party

Dirt Riders to Deliver Holiday Joy at Annual Christmas Party

He does – whenever reindeer are not required, of course. And once a year he arrives at the Center for Children’s annual Christmas party to spread holiday cheer and distribute gifts to local kids in need. This year’s event will take place Monday, Dec. 8, at the Waldorf Jaycees — parade to start at...
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Spring Ridge Middle School Closed December 2nd

Spring Ridge Middle School Closed December 2nd

Spring Ridge Middle School will be closed on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, for students and staff due to a break in the water line that is requiring the water system to be sanitized and tested. The school system is working collaboratively with the St. Mary’s County Health Department throughout this process. Updates will be...
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Kathleen (Kitty) Virginia McDonald, 91

Kathleen (Kitty) Virginia McDonald, 91

Kathleen (Kitty) Virginia McDonald, 91 of Mechanicsville, MD, died peacefully, at home, on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Kathleen was born on May 20, 1923 in Richmond, VA. She was the daughter of Thomas L. and Nannie C. Hall. She attended school in Richmond where she met and married Wilmot (Buddy) G. McDonald, Jr. in 1946....
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Daphene Roberts Jones, 78

Daphene Roberts Jones, 78

Daphene Roberts Jones, 78 of Fort Washington, MD, formerly of Accokeek, MD, passed away November 28, 2014 at her residence. Born April 13, 1936 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of William Henry Tippett and Daphene Smallwood Tippett. Her first job was at the Department of Agriculture. She was later employed as a...
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Judith Marie “Judy” Ewell, 70

Judith Marie “Judy” Ewell, 70

Judith Marie “Judy” Ewell, 70 of Hollywood, MD, died on December 1, 2014 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center in Lexington Park, MD.Born on November 4, 1944, in Randolph Field, TX, she is the daughter of the late Lt.Col. Thomas Ewell and Louise Miller. Judy enjoyed drawing, painting, listening to music, television and cheesecake. She...
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Robin Jean Butler, 57

Robin Jean Butler, 57

Robin Jean Butler, 57 of Lusby, MD formerly of Montross, VA passed away suddenly on November 25, 2014 at her residence. She was born on September 29, 1957 in Washington, D.C., to the late Joan Marie Kessinger and Joseph Robert Ritchie. Robin, also known affectionately as Buggie and Maw Maw, moved to Calvert County...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 12/1/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 12/1/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Marijuana:  On 11/25/14 at 8:48 am, Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Town Center Blvd. in Dunkirk for traffic violations. A strong odor of raw marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A probable...
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County Seeks Community Input on Cable-related Needs

County Seeks Community Input on Cable-related Needs

Comcast is seeking renewal of its current 15 year cable television franchise, which expires in 2017. Charles County Government is seeking input from residents, businesses, nonprofits and educators in order to assess  the “cable television related needs and interests” of the community. Charles County Government is conducting a comprehensive needs assessment.  This assessment will...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/1/14 to 12/5/14

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/1/14 to 12/5/14

During the week of December 1 to December 5, automated speed cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Have a great week and please drive gently.12
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Brandywine Man Ran Over in Charlotte Hall Road Rage Incident

Brandywine Man Ran Over in Charlotte Hall Road Rage Incident

On Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm, Trooper C. Ditoto of the Maryland State Police was conducting a patrol check of the Charlotte Hall Wawa.  Tpr. Ditoto observed a male, later identified as David Thomas Bever, 47, of Brandywine, laying on the ground unconscious.  EMS was notified, and Mr. Bever was flown to...
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Save The Dates: Annmarie Garden In Lights

Save The Dates: Annmarie Garden In Lights

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, announces the Annmaire Garden In Lights schedule for this holiday season. The walk-through event will be held from December 5, 2014 through January 3, 2015, 6-9pm nightly. Garden In Lights will be closed on December 8, 9, 10, 24, and 25. The admission for ages...
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Historic Swearing In Ceremony for Sheriff-Elect Troy Berry

Historic Swearing In Ceremony for Sheriff-Elect Troy Berry

Sheriff-Elect Troy Berry will be sworn in as sheriff of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 2, marking a change in command and making history as he becomes the first African American to serve as sheriff in the agency’s 356 years. Established in 1658, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is one of the...
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