Frances M. Gates celebrated her 100th birthday a couple weeks ago, and actually reached that milestone last Sunday, relaxing at her Golden Beach area home and recalling a life that brought her from the nation’s capital to St. Mary’s County.


A week into his retirement from 30 years as a St. Mary’s animal control officer, Eddie Boswell was in his backyard Tuesday afternoon in St. Inigoes, playfully tending to a pet goat.

John Joseph “Jack” Kershaw Jr.’s journalism career over the radio, in print and on television included moments of personal thanks after enduring tragedy, and the spontaneous recruitment of his children to ride along when news happened.