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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
A Southern Maryland chef swept the National Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, a festival organizer said. Chef Loic Francois Jaffres, who owns and operates Café des Artistes in Leonardtown, took the contest's three top prizes with his white wine-sautéed appetizer, oysters casino wrapped in spinach. Jaffres' oysters were poached in seafood stock, dusted with panko breadcrumbs and served in shot glasses. There were contestants from more than 10 states.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
Judge John Hanson Briscoe Sr., scion of a prominent Southern Maryland family who served as speaker of the House of Delegates and later as a judge for the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County, died Wednesday of cancer at Half Pone Farm in Hollywood, St. Mary's County. He was 79. "John was a really great legislator and did a great job as speaker. He was very effective," said former Gov. Harry R. Hughes. "He was very honorable and smart, and I'm really glad that I can call him a good friend.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer | November 10, 1994
Only one person stood between No. 3 Centennial and its first trip to the state field hockey final -- Leonardtown keeper Katie Jackson.Under constant pressure for the last 16 minutes of the game, Jackson made several spectacular saves to preserve a 1-0 win for her Raiders (14-0-1) in a state Class 3A semifinal yesterday at Goucher College."We did everything we could to get a goal," said Eagles midfielder Liz Sturm. "That goalie was incredible. Without a doubt, she won the game for them. The whole second half we were down there, corner after corner."
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Thursday's wrestling match was a good measuring stick for Winters Mill and host Owings Mills. For one, it was a step in the right direction. For another, maybe a little hiccup. The visiting Falcons (1-3) fell behind early but rallied to win 11 consecutive matches to defeat the No. 11 Eagles (3-2), 49-24. Both teams dropped matches to Leonardtown (14-1) before facing each other. "What you saw tonight were two historically strong teams in a rebuilding mode," said Winters Mill coach John Lowe, whose team won the Class 2A-1A state title last year.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer | November 10, 1994
Only one person stood between No. 3 Centennial and its first trip to the state field hockey final -- Leonardtown keeper Katie Jackson.Under constant pressure for the last 16 minutes of the game, Jackson made several spectacular saves to preserve a 1-0 win for her Raiders (14-0-1) in a state Class 3A semifinal yesterday at Goucher College.nTC "We did everything we could to get a goal," said Eagles midfielder Liz Sturm. "That goalie was incredible. Without a doubt, she won the game for them.
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By Debbie M. Price and Debbie M. Price,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1996
LEONARDTOWN -- Mark Vogel heads toward the center of town, past the sad brick buildings and boarded-up storefronts on Fenwick Street."Just look at this," Vogel says, gesturing toward the signs of Leonardtown's decline. "This is a crime right here."He turns down Washington Street, stopping finally on the parking lot of a dilapidated ice house in front of the rotting piers of Leonardtown's waterfront.Vogel's dream -- and Leonardtown's rescue, as he describes it -- lies in the woods along the shore of Breton Bay, just to the west on 435 acres known about town as the Mattingly Farm and on Vogel's drawing board as Tudor Hall Farm.
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By Debbie M. Price and Debbie M. Price,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1996
State Sen. Thomas M. Middleton, a southern Maryland Democrat, said last week that he will not agree to spend state money to build a public golf course that has been proposed as part of a private housing development in Leonardtown.Prince George's County developer Mark Vogel has proposed developing 435 acres with 600 to 650 houses, a hotel and the golf course, which will be built on environmentally sensitive land that is otherwise unsuitable for construction. Vogel's initial proposal called for selling the land for the golf course for $3 million to a nonprofit corporation formed by the city of Leonardtown.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1998
SANDY SPRING -- The Cinderella run for Broadneck ended last night, when Leonardtown scored in the third minute of the second half, then withstood a late rush by the Bruins for a 1-0 victory in the state Class 3A semifinals at Sherwood High School.Cyprian Gillingham, a sophomore who broke the St. Mary's County scoring record with 25 goals and 18 assists, scored in a one-on-one with Broadneck goalkeeper Lori Southard.The play developed when a kick came out of the middle with a lot of spin on it, and as the sweeper came out to clear, the ball bounced over her head.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2000
LEONARDTOWN -- Michael K. Blankenship was all very nonchalant about his contacts and his accomplishments. He mentioned only casually that he was a friend of the Clintons, had helped write the last State of the Union address, was a Vietnam War veteran who recently rose to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve. No, Blankenship -- a humble-looking mortician with big, roundish specs looped over two oversized ears -- never bragged. Whatever good things fell upon him, he would tell friends, were caused by his good luck and a loving, gracious God. But then, not long after penning his will, the general was strangled.
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By Derek Toney and Derek Toney,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 30, 1999
For all the season-long accolades about its talented pitching staff and potent offense, South Carroll understood that last night's state championship game against Leonardtown would be its defining moment.The Cavaliers lived up to the hype.No. 2-ranked South Carroll won its first state title, 8-1, over its opponent from St. Mary's County at Joe Cannon Stadium in Harmans.South Carroll (21-4) made it three titles for Baltimore area teams in the finals. Glen Burnie (4A), Glenelg (1A) and Centennial (2A)
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From Sun staff reports | May 15, 2013
Jake Brown and Sully Gerety each had four goals and two assists to lead the host John Carroll boys lacrosse team past Friends, 15-9, in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference semifinal Tuesday. The Patriots (12-5, 11-1) advance to Friday's championship and face Sts. Peter & Paul, a 10-9 winner over Archbishop Curley, at 5:30 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Quakers finish 7-10, 7-5. John Carroll's last won the championship in 2010. Baseball St. Vincent Pallotti 5, Severn 4: The host Panthers (17-7, 10-4)
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From Sun staff reports | December 21, 2011
The Glen Burnie boys basketball team tested its new No. 15 ranking Tuesday at Leonardtown, getting off to a slow start before eventually taking over and winning, 78-46. After settling down, Glen Burnie took a 41-27 lead at halftime. Brandon Spain and Clarence Watkins led the visiting Gophers (6-0) with 26 and 21 points, respectively. The Raiders fell to 1-4. No. 9 Forest Park 63, FAST 51: Rysheed Corbin scored 16 points and Antone Waters had 14 points and 10 rebounds to power the host Forresters (5-1)
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
A Southern Maryland chef swept the National Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, a festival organizer said. Chef Loic Francois Jaffres, who owns and operates Café des Artistes in Leonardtown, took the contest's three top prizes with his white wine-sautéed appetizer, oysters casino wrapped in spinach. Jaffres' oysters were poached in seafood stock, dusted with panko breadcrumbs and served in shot glasses. There were contestants from more than 10 states.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
Maryland native Alfred Gough may be the most popular purveyor of small-town drama, comedy and romance since Frank Capra. He and his writing-producing partner, Miles Millar, developed TV's "Smallville" series, about Clark Kent's Kansas youth, then stayed with the show for seven years. They also wrote the current big fantasy film, "I Am Number Four," about a virtuous alien hiding in Paradise, Ohio, from some dastardly extraterrestrials. "Smallville" and "I Am Number Four" derive suspense and humor from the friction between otherworldly mayhem and cozy Americana.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2011
Mount Mat Madness VIII gets under way at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville Friday, while the Franklin Invitational also begins today at the Reisterstown school. Both tournaments run into Saturday night with 45 teams in the mix. At the Franklin Invitational, the Indians head coach, Mike Slaughter, said his team hopes to make its guests uncomfortable this year for the first time in a long while. "The last time we actually won our tournament was somewhere around 2003 or 2006," said Slaughter.
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By Kirby Mills, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2010
Several bicyclists were injured after someone threw tacks along a Leonardtown race course Sunday, officials said. In a press release, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help in identifying the person who disrupted Patuxent Velo Cycling Club's Leonardtown Criterium Cycling Event. Crashes caused by the tacks left several racers injured, including at least one participant who suffered a broken bone. Cyclists commonly travel at speeds of 30 miles per hour or more in such racing events.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1995
Long before mass-manufactured ceramic villages hit merchants' shelves, Baltimoreans fashioned their own "Christmas gardens," homespun hamlets built from scraps and ingenuity and set beneath the family Christmas tree.Some families continue to create these miniature towns; others unwrap from storage the churches and bungalows their fathers and grandfathers made on the pretelevision nights of the Depression.And in some areas, these Christmas treasures still exist. In Linthicum, for instance, there is "Leonardtown," named for a master Christmas garden builder, Leonard Woehlke, an electrician who constructed his tiny suburbia in the 1930s.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | November 22, 1998
North Carroll, on a victory crusade for the last two months, found the ending bittersweet.On the one hand was the fact not much had been expected of this team, so simply playing in the state championship game was a dream. On the other hand, to get so close and come away empty turned the dream into a nightmare.It was Leonardtown (17-2) which survived the physical contest to live its dream, as it scored on an indirect kick with just under five minutes remaining to collect a 2-1 victory over North Carroll (11-6-2)
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By From staff reports | May 14, 2008
Yesterday was a good day to be a member of the Palmieri family. Caitlyn Palmieri's seeing-eye single drove in Amanda Hedgepeth in the bottom of the eighth inning to give No. 7 Arundel (14-5) a 1-0 victory over Leonardtown in a Class 4A East regional softball quarterfinal. Angel Palmieri, Caitlyn's twin sister, advanced Hedgepeth to third with a sacrifice bunt. Winning pitcher Kayla Martinez struck out 14 without a walk. No. 5 Franklin 5, Hereford 4 -- Emily King singled home Nicole Snee in the bottom of the seventh as the Indians (20-0)
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April 25, 2008
On April 19, 2008, Richard Knight Gardiner, Visitation Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. in the Brinsfield Life Celebration Chapel, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11 A.M. in the Life Celebration Chapel. Interment will follow in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery, Leonardtown, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, c/o HOSPICE of St. Mary's, Inc., P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
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