Monthly Archives: September 2015

Artsfest ’15, A Fine Arts Festival was a Huge Success!

Artsfest ’15, A Fine Arts Festival was a Huge Success!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, welcomed 10,944 people to the sculpture garden this past Saturday and Sunday, September 19th & 20th, during Artsfest ’15 Fine Arts Festival. The event featured 167 artist booths and more than 25 bands, many of them new to the 22-year-old event. Artsfest ’15 performer, Greg...
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Minecraft at Calvert Library

Minecraft at Calvert Library

Calvert Library is “your destination for imagination, information, inspiration”….and Minecraft?! According to Emilia Lee, Public Services Librarian and head of the Minecraft team, “At Calvert Library we offer Minecraft as a learning tool for our customers. All of our Minecraft events are meant to facilitate learning through trial and error and teamwork.” Thanks to...
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Debra Lynne “Debbie” King, 57

Debra Lynne “Debbie” King, 57

Debra Lynne “Debbie” King, 57 of Valley Lee, MD died on September 26, 2015 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born on November 17, 1957 in Frankfort, Germany she is the daughter of the late Richard Kent King and Carolyn Jean Chaille. Debbie graduated from Friendly High School in Fort Washington, MD. She...
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John Charles Heilmeier, Sr., 60

John Charles Heilmeier, Sr., 60

John Charles Heilmeier, Sr., 60 formerly of Waldorf, MD passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Cumberland, VA. Born Jan. 24, 1955 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Ludwig Otto Heilmeier and Ellen B. Keller-Heilmeier. John affectionately known as “Big John” was the owner of several businesses throughout his life but had settled in...
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John Thomas Corbin, 82

John Thomas Corbin, 82

“Every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God.” Heb.3:4 John Thomas Corbin, 82 of Temple Hills, MD, passed away on September 26, 2015. John was born on April 3, 1933 to the late Simon S. and Edna P. Corbin, of Ridge, MD. He received his elementary education...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

On Monday, September 21, 2015, Deputy A. Ostazeski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Prince Frederick Walmart to respond to a shoplifter in progress. Elija Hunter, 63, of Prince Frederick, was found to be in possession of stolen clothing. Hunter was arrested for disorderly intoxication, theft and transported to the...
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Oxon Hill Felon Exiled to 7 Years in Prison for A Heroin Distribution Conspiracy and Being a Felon in Possession of a Gun

Oxon Hill Felon Exiled to 7 Years in Prison for A Heroin Distribution Conspiracy and Being a Felon in Possession of a Gun

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel, sentenced Steven Patrick Bruce, age 32, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, today to seven years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, being a felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy to obstruct justice. The...
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The Haunting of St. Mary’s County at the St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds

The Haunting of St. Mary’s County at the St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds

The Haunting of St. Mary’s County at the St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds, Leonardtown. Thursday, October 29th, Friday October 30th, and Saturday October 31st. Experience Caution if you suffer from a heart condition, are prone to seizures, or any other severe medical problems. Not for the faint of heart. Be ready to scream. No...
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1st Annual Cardboard Day of Play at Annmarie Garden!

1st Annual Cardboard Day of Play at Annmarie Garden!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, invites the public to the 1st Annual Cardboard Day of Play on Sunday, October 4, 1:00-4:00pm; regular admission fees will apply. Families are invited to an afternoon of imaginative play as Annmarie Garden participates in the Global Cardboard Challenge, an annual event that highlights childhood...
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Dr. Lipoff: Pesticides: What’s On and In Your Food?

Dr. Lipoff: Pesticides: What’s On and In Your Food?

What’s on our foods? The CDC tested 5,000 Americans and found pesticides in their blood and urine samples of over 95 percent of them. So you’re consuming them whether you know it or not. In 2009 the USDA found seven out of 10 fruits or vegetables had one or more pesticides. Since 2001, they...
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Michael William Tierney, 48

Michael William Tierney, 48

Michael William Tierney, 48 of Clinton, MD passed at his residence in Clinton, MD on Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was born May 17, 1967 in Washington, D.C. He was the son of Timothy Joseph Tierney and Rose Mary “Nancy” Sullivan. Michael enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting crafts, and being a handyman. He was an...
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Weldon Leonard Wood, 81

Weldon Leonard Wood, 81

Weldon Leonard Wood, 81 of LaPlata, MD passed away on September 25, 2015 at the University of MD Charles Regional Hospital in LaPlata, MD. Weldon was born on August 15, 1934 in Ashville, NC to the late James LeRoy Wood and Elizabeth (Stevens) Wood. Weldon is also predeceased by his daughter, Sharon E. Wood (Will);...
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Victoria Anne Diange, 76

Victoria Anne Diange, 76

Victoria Anne Diange, 76 of Hughesville, MD died September 25, 2015 in her residence. Born May 2, 1939 in Wilkes-Barre, PA she was the daughter of the late Zegmund and Frances Moleski. Victoria was a mother and homemaker for her family. She cared for her four children and was devoted to her faith. She loved...
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William Jarrett Oliver, 56

William Jarrett Oliver, 56

William Jarrett Oliver, 56 of Marbury, MD passed away on September 24, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. William was born in LaPlata, MD on December 15, 1958 to the late Clarence Oliver, Sr. and Mary Murphy Oliver. William is survived by his significant other of over 25 years, Susan Morgan; daughter, Michelle Lynn...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 9/28/15

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 9/28/15

The following is a sample of recent St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigations Domestic Assault – On September 10, 2015, Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 21000 block of Graystone Lane in Lexington Park, for an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, William B. Bush, age 61, of Lexington Park, slammed the victim to...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/28/15 to 10/2/15

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/28/15 to 10/2/15

During the week of September 28 to August 2, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except for the...
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Charles County Public School System Hosting Free Internet Safety, Digital Awareness Event

Charles County Public School System Hosting Free Internet Safety, Digital Awareness Event

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting a free Internet safety program for parents, students and community members next month, Oct. 7-8, at two area high schools. Attendees can learn about Internet safety, including cyberbullying, photo postings, use of Apps, poor social media behavior and responsible use of social media. The Oct. 7 program...
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St. Mary’s County Public Invited to Address Commissioners at October 6 Public Forum

St. Mary’s County Public Invited to Address Commissioners at October 6 Public Forum

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold their final Public Forum for 2015 on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will take place in their meeting room, inside the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. Citizens unable to attend the forum in person, and wishing to voice a concern, can take...
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Bridges Support Group Begins October 8

Bridges Support Group Begins October 8

Calvert Hospice announces that the next session of Bridges, our support group for children and adults who are grieving the death of someone close. The session begins on October 8 and continues each Thursday until November 19. The group will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick from 6:30 – 8 pm....
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Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s Last Bout of 2015

Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s Last Bout of 2015

Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s last bout of 2015 is coming to a track near you! This rematch versus NOVA Roller Derby will be at Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD on Sunday, October 4th. Come and enjoy a day of derby with us! Doors open at 12:30pm, and the first whistle blows at 1pm. Presale tickets are available...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 9/28/15

Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 9/28/15

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest – On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Cpl. K. Hunt responded to the area of Route 5 at Whirlwind Rd for a traffic complaint. Cpl. Hunt located the vehicle, a blue passenger car, and witnessed several minor traffic violations. Cpl. Hunt initiated a...
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SCPO Ronald Joseph Ryland, USN (Ret.), 78

SCPO Ronald Joseph Ryland, USN (Ret.), 78

SCPO Ronald Joseph Ryland, USN (Ret.), 78, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD, surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. He was born on February 19, 1937 in Rockville, IN, to the late Joseph B. Ryland and Normal L. Watson....
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John Henry Young, 66

John Henry Young, 66

John Henry Young, 66 of Aquasco, MD passed at P.G. General in Cheverly , MD on Thursday, September 23, 2015. Born September 10, 1949 in Prince Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late Charles Walter Young and the late Jane Elizabeth Gardiner Young. John was the owner of Young’s Trucking and went...
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Blue Crabs Win Their First Division Championship Since 2009

Blue Crabs Win Their First Division Championship Since 2009

The last time Southern Maryland won a division championship was in 2009 while playing in the Liberty Division. Fast forward to five seasons later and the 2015 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are the Freedom Division champions after defeating the Lancaster Barnstormers 6-0, and winning the series 3-1. The big story of the ballgame was...
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Burton Benedict (Ben) Raley, 87

Burton Benedict (Ben) Raley, 87

Burton Benedict (Ben) Raley, 87 of Lexington Park, MD passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Born on December 13, 1927 in Callaway, MD, he was the son of the late Rose Marie Price Raley and Harry Hamilton Raley. Ben was the loving husband of the late...
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