Monthly Archives: January 2020

Kathryn Emma “Kitty” Henderson, 84

Kathryn Emma “Kitty” Henderson, 84

Kathryn Emma “Kitty” Henderson, 84, passed away Thursday, December 26 at Solomons Nursing Center in Solomons, MD. Born on December 4, 1935 in Washington, D.C., Kathryn was the daughter of the late Joseph Hamel and Dorothy Tomlinson. Kathryn married the late Roland J. Henderson on February 16, 1952. Kathryn loved shopping from her favorite...
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Allentown Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Life Member Russell “Doc” Douglas Sprouse, 69

Allentown Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Life Member Russell “Doc” Douglas Sprouse, 69

Russell Douglas Sprouse, 69, of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on December 28, 2019 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. Fondly known as “Doc”, was born on January 25, 1950 in Washington, DC to the late Russell Lloyd Sprouse and Carolyn Faith Sprouse. Doc served in the U. S. Army as a Medic...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire and Medical Emergency in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire and Medical Emergency in Lexington Park

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, at approximately 1:20 p.m., firefighters and emergency medical services responded to the area of Hillside Drive and Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park, for the vehicle fire reported out, with one male having active seizures. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway with...
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AUDIO: No Injuries After Fire Truck Overturns in Prince George’s County While Responding to Reported Apartment Fire

AUDIO: No Injuries After Fire Truck Overturns in Prince George’s County While Responding to Reported Apartment Fire

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., firefighters in Prince George’s County were dispatched to 6553 Hill Mar Drive in District Heights, for the reported smoke in an apartment building. Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department Truck 29 was responding to the call when they were involved a single vehicle rollover. An ambulance...
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American Legion Bluegrass features North Carolina Bluegrass with Carolina Blue on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Hughesville!

American Legion Bluegrass features North Carolina Bluegrass with Carolina Blue on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Hughesville!

The 15th year of the Bluegrass concerts at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD, will kick off 2020 with Carolina Blue on Sunday January 19th. Host and promoter, Jay Armsworthy has put together a series of some of the top names in Bluegrass music. Partnering with the Sons of the American Legion,...
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Free Breakfast is Being Offered to All Students in Charles County Public Schools Through Friday, January 10, 2020

Free Breakfast is Being Offered to All Students in Charles County Public Schools Through Friday, January 10, 2020

Some CCPS students — those who attend a Title I school or a school that participates in the Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) in-classroom breakfast program — get free breakfast throughout the year. Title I schools in Charles County are C. Paul Barnhart, Dr. Gustavus Brown, Indian Head, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd,...
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UPDATE: Former Prince George’s County Delegate Sentenced to 6-Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

UPDATE: Former Prince George’s County Delegate Sentenced to 6-Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

UPDATE 1/04/2020: U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced former Maryland State Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, age 67, of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, to six months in federal prison, followed by two months of home detention with electronic monitoring, as part of three years of supervised release, on a federal wire fraud charge. Gaines converted...
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Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at approximately 10:45 a.m., Laurel Police officers responded to the Laurel Plaza Shopping Center, near the Dollar Tree at 9620 Fort Meade Road, in Laurel, for the report of animal cruelty in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers observed a group of deceased seagulls all in extremely close proximity...
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Death Investigation Currently Underway in Lexington Park

Death Investigation Currently Underway in Lexington Park

On Saturday, January 4, 2020, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 21600 block of Saratoga Drive and North Essex Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported one not breathing. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 31-year-old female in the residence not breathing and started CPR. Firefighters...
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Frederick Ernest “Fred” Gerken, Jr., 94

Frederick Ernest “Fred” Gerken, Jr., 94

Frederick Ernest “Fred” Gerken, Jr., 94, of Solomons, MD and formerly of Denville, NJ, passed away on December 31, 2019 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born December 6, 1925 in Forest Hills, Long Island, New York, he was the son of the late Frederick Ernest Gerken, Sr. and Lillian (Fitzsimons) Gerken. Fred graduated from Mt....
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Dennis Joseph “Denny” Finotti, 62

Dennis Joseph “Denny” Finotti, 62, of Owings, MD passed away on December 8, 2019 at Calvert Health Medical Center. Born January 23, 1957 in Washington, DC he was the son of the late William Russell Finotti and Cassie Ruth (Goodwin) Finotti. Denny attended Suitland High School and moved to Calvert County in 2004. He...
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La Plata Man Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire With Scratch-Off Win in New Market

La Plata Man Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire With Scratch-Off Win in New Market

A Charles County resident who typically plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs enjoyed powerful results when he added a jackpot game. In mid-December, instead of purchasing just instant tickets, the 62-year-old bought two Powerball quick-pick tickets and won $1 million! The retired Giant grocery store employee was running errands on December 16, 2019, when he decided...
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Brothers Arrested After Armed Home Invasion in Waldorf, Police Still Seeking Third Suspect

Brothers Arrested After Armed Home Invasion in Waldorf, Police Still Seeking Third Suspect

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 7:34 p.m., officers responded to the 4000 block of Night Heron Court in Waldorf for the report of a home invasion and assault. An initial investigation revealed a known associate, Jeremiah Nicholas, 21, of Waldorf, was allowed inside the apartment by the victim. Once inside, a physical altercation...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Man in Indecent Exposure Incident

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Man in Indecent Exposure Incident

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at approximately 2:07 p.m., officers responded to the parking lot of a library on Village Street in Waldorf for the report of an indecent exposure. The suspect approached the victims and exposed his genitals. The suspect is described as a black male 30-50 years of age. At the time,...
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Steven Michael “Steve” Bruce, 63

Steven Michael “Steve” Bruce, 63

Steven Michael “Steve” Bruce, 63, of Lusby, MD passed away on December 28, 2019 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Born October 20, 1956 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Arthur Clinton Bruce and Sadie (Gloriouso) Bruce. Steve moved to Calvert County in 1961 and attended Calvert High School...
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Community Invited to Participate in Market Study for Department of Recreation and Parks on Monday and Tuesday, January 13, 14, 2020

Community Invited to Participate in Market Study for Department of Recreation and Parks on Monday and Tuesday, January 13, 14, 2020

The Department of Recreation and Parks invites the community to attend pre-scheduled meetings to weigh in on a potential sports complex building project in St. Mary’s County. These meetings will serve as the market study analysis and are the first in a series of planning steps. Appointments can be scheduled Monday, January 13, 2020...
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Hope is Always in Season: Community Members Support Local Cancer Awareness Efforts

Hope is Always in Season: Community Members Support Local Cancer Awareness Efforts

CalvertHealth Foundation Board Trustee and local philanthropist Ms. Marianne Harms and Mrs. Jackie Martin, owner of Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa, present prizes to Calvert Medical Imaging Center (CIMC) employees Natalie Bowen and Carol Hall, winners of the 3rd Annual Bra Decorating Contest at Calvert Medical Imaging Center, located in Prince Frederick. CMIC provides imaging...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect in Waldorf

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the identity of this man. In the early morning hours of December 12, 2019, an unknown suspect broke into a gas station and a retail store located in the Smallwood Village Center in Waldorf. The suspect used a baseball bat to gain entry into...
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Russell Douglas Sprouse, 69

Russell Douglas Sprouse, 69

Russell Douglas Sprouse, 69, of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on December 28, 2019 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. Fondly known as “Doc”, was born on January 25, 1950 in Washington, DC to the late Russell Lloyd Sprouse and Carolyn Faith Sprouse. Doc served in the U. S. Army as a Medic...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Charlotte Hall Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Charlotte Hall Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft case. On December 10, 2019 at 3:20 p.m., the suspect removed a green Apple iPhone Pro Max demo phone and black iPhone 11 Pro demo phone from their tethers and fled the Verizon Wireless store in Charlotte...
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Public Open House to Discuss Regional Long Range Transportation Planning to be Held on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Public Open House to Discuss Regional Long Range Transportation Planning to be Held on Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Calvert-St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO) is holding a Public Open House Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Room A/B of the Lexington Park Library located at 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD. The purpose of the Open House is to gather feedback on the draft regional Long-Range...
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Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Celebrating 75 Years of Service with 75 Acts of Service

Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Celebrating 75 Years of Service with 75 Acts of Service

2020 is an important year for Cedar Point Federal Credit Union. It’s not every year that a credit union turns 75! While Cedar Point spends most of its time looking toward the future, the credit union also believes in reflecting on and learning from its storied past. Originally formed in 1945, Cedar Point Federal...
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Latrice Carr to Open the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in July 2020

Latrice Carr to Open the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in July 2020

The 20th Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, recently honored as the only event in Maryland to win one of four statewide tourism awards for 2019, recently announced popular local artist and St. Mary’s County resident Latrice Carr to open for nationally-known jazz acts at the 2020 event weekend, slated for July 10-12, 2020. Ms....
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