Monthly Archives: July 2016

Wednesday’s Pet is SCRAPPY

Wednesday’s Pet is SCRAPPY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/27/16 SCRAPPY Featured Pet: Scrappy Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Scrappy is a 7-year-old beautiful mature boy. He is looking for his forever home. Scrappy is a real snuggle bug. He...
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Shelter Finds Homes for Record Number of Animals During Second Clear the Shelter Event

Shelter Finds Homes for Record Number of Animals During Second Clear the Shelter Event

The Tri-County Animal Shelter participated in the second national Clear the Shelter event on Saturday, July 23. A total of 77 animals were provided forever homes, which is the highest number of adoptions in a single day in the shelter’s history. Animals adopted included 35 cats, 38 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 1 chicken. Last...
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The Reluctant Navigator Restaurant & Pub at Tall Timbers Marina Restaurant Review

The Reluctant Navigator Restaurant & Pub at Tall Timbers Marina Restaurant Review

Thursday is a great night for food in Southern Maryland. A lot of restaurants offer specials on Thursday nights. One of my favorites is the Reluctant Navigator Restaurant & Pub at Tall Timbers Marina, in St. Mary’s County. It’s worth the drive to check out this place! It is located off the Potomac River,...
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Free Fishing Class Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park in August

Free Fishing Class Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park in August

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is hosting additional free fishing classes for youth between the ages of six and 15.  The classes will be held at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall) on Thursday, Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 18 from 9:45 a.m. to noon. This is a great opportunity...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Burglary

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Burglary

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at approximately 10:10 p.m., Deputy C. Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Chesapeake Lighthouse Drive, in North Beach for the report of a burglary. The victim stated her front door was inadvertently left unlocked and Joseph Higgins, 45, of Prince Frederick, entered without authorization. Higgins was...
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Ann Ljone, 73

Ann Ljone, 73

Ann Ljone, age 73, of Chesapeake Beach, MD, formerly of Sidmouth, Devon, England, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born on April 13, 1943, in Cornwall, England, to Thomas and Eileen Chambers. Ann worked as a Senior Naval Architect for Computer Science Corporation. She...
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Joseph Hamlin Dobson IV, 75

Joseph Hamlin Dobson IV, resident of Piney Point, entered life eternal on Saturday, July 23rd, at the age of 75. He was born in Washington. D.C., October 21, 1940, to the late Joseph H. Dobson III and Bertha L. Dobson. He was graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1958, and from American University in...
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Commander James Adair Newcomb

Commander James Adair Newcomb

Commander James Adair Newcomb (Retired), born July 23, 1928, flew his last flight on July 22, 2016, one day before his 88th birthday. Cdr. Newcomb, known by all who knew him as “Jim”, was a pilot in the United States Navy for 32 years, bravely serving during the Korean and Viet Nam wars. He...
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Sandra Yvette Pyles

Peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2016 Sandra Yvette Pyles departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00am until time of service 11:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be private.
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Laurena Esther Mostella-Bey

On July 21, 2016, Laurena Esther Mostella-Bey, suddenly passed away at Southern Maryland Hospital. Family and friends will gather for a visitation on Friday, July 29, from 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home at 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be private.
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Ridge woman Arrested for Assault After Hitting Boyfriend with Car

Ridge woman Arrested for Assault After Hitting Boyfriend with Car

On Friday, July 15, 2016, Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 48000 block of Leachburg Road in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged his girlfriend, Angela Marie Forrest, 33, of Ridge, struck him with a motor vehicle. The victim said he was struck by...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Deputy B. McCourt of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Calvert Towne Drive, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a fight in progress involving several people. Once on the scene, the participants appeared to have de-escalated the situation but Roosevelt Brooks, 43, of Prince Frederick, would...
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Hoyer Announces Grant Funding for Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Hoyer Announces Grant Funding for Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

On July 20, 201, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced that a $20,275 federal grant has been awarded to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. “Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad plays a critical role in keeping our community safe, and I’m pleased to announce...
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Catherine Pardoe Trueman, 99

Catherine Pardoe Trueman, 99

Catherine Pardoe Trueman, of Lusby, Maryland passed away at the age of 99 on July 23, 2016 at the Taylor Farm Assisted Living in Bushwood, MD. Catherine was the daughter of Lawrence and Anna Pardoe, born on June 24, 1917 in Island Creek, MD. She grew up on a tobacco farm with her two...
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Andrew Btyan “Birdman” Smith, 28

Andrew Btyan “Birdman” Smith, 28

Andrew Bryan “Birdman” Smith, 28, of Chesapeake Beach passed away on July 21, 2016. He was born February 12, 1988 in Washington, D.C. Andrew was raised in Chesapeake Beach and graduated from Huntingtown High School in 2006. He was employed at A. Duie Pyle as a forklift operator and truly enjoyed his work and...
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Leah Marie Bucia, 47

Leah Marie Bucia, 47, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 in Calvert County. Leah was born on December 14, 1968 in Washington, DC. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Lee Gehman and Elaine Marie Digon Christy. Leah is preceded in death by her father and step-father, Paul Christy...
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Chrystal Dawn Pugh, 34

Chrystal Dawn Pugh, 34

Chrystal Dawn Pugh, 34, of Aquasco, MD passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Waldorf, MD. Born on May 31, 1982 in Clinton, Maryland, she was the daughter of John Murray Clifton and Mary Alice Tessier. Chrystal loved the water, jet skiing, and cooking.  Her family was her life and she enjoyed getting...
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Ann Marie Hancock, 45

Ann Marie Hancock, 45

Ann Marie Hancock, 45, of Hughesville, MD passed away on July 20, 2016 in Colonial Beach, Virginia. Ann was born on September 25, 1970 in Washington, DC. She was the daughter of the late James Martin Stone, Sr. and the late Janice Gaynelle Murphy. Ann is survived by her husband of 27 years, Truman...
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James “Jim” Manning McKay III, 47

James “Jim” Manning McKay III, 47

James “Jim” Manning McKay, III. 47, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Leonardtown, MD passed away on July 20, 2016. Born on August 19, 1968, he was the son of Karen Joy Dobry of Great Mills, MD and James M. McKay, Jr. of Hollywood, MD. Grandparents, Sam and Queenie Pilkerton and Mac and Mary...
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Barbara A. Cole

Barbara A. Cole departed this earthly life Saturday, July 23, 2016. She is survived by her devoted husband, James Cole; children, Yolanda Cole, Christopher Cole, and Tristian Cole; grand child, Alexander Cole; 2 sisters; 1 brother and a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, August 2, 2016...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Sheriff’s Deputy-Involved Shooting

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Sheriff’s Deputy-Involved Shooting

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a shooting involving an off-duty Prince George’s County Sheriff’s deputy. On Sunday, July 24, 2016, at about 1:50 am, patrol officers along with deputies from the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 10500 block of Campus Way South in Largo for the departmental...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

During the week of July 25, to July 29, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Dr. at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Rd. at McDonough High School Poplar Hill Rd. at Malcolm Elementary School Leonardtown Rd. at Grace Christian Academy The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m....
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Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department Arrest Suspect in Murder of Alonzo Jackson

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department Arrest Suspect in Murder of Alonzo Jackson

The Homicide Unit identified and arrested a man in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting of 68-year-old Alonzo Jackson. The suspect is 20-year-old Demarko Wheeler of the 2000 block of Stanton Road in Southeast DC. On July 20th, at about 7:00 am, patrol officers were called to a gas station in the 4900 block of Marlboro...
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Volunteers Search for, Protect Diamondback Terrapins Along Pax River’s Shores

Volunteers Search for, Protect Diamondback Terrapins Along Pax River’s Shores

For the fourth consecutive year, determined volunteers are once again scouring the beaches at Naval Air Station Patuxent (Pax) River in search of the elusive nesting sites of the diamondback terrapin. “Chesapeake Bay terrapin populations have been plummeting at an alarming rate for years, yet Pax River’s habitat seems to support one of the...
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Understanding Heat Waves

Understanding Heat Waves

With temperatures projected to exceed 100 degrees this weekend, citizens are urged understand the meaning of an advisory, watch or warning and to exercise caution during the heat wave. In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is defined as a prolonged period...
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