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The Chesapeake Current, serving Calvert and Anne Arundel Counties in Maryland. Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
Pride & Joy Local Bank Sponsors the Arts Old Line Bank has joined the College of Southern Maryland as a sponsor of its Arts program for the 2011-12 season, contributing $10,000 in direct support of the college’s productions throughout the year and the summer. “In its continuing efforts to support the educational programs throughout our marketplace, Old Line Bank is pleased to provide its sponsorship of the CSM Arts program this year and we look forward to sharing a long and rewarding partnership with the college,” said Christine M. Rush, Old Line Bank executive vice president and chief financial officer. For more than 25 years, CSM’s Arts program has enlightened and entertained the Southern Maryland community with diverse cultural and educational experiences, and the opportunity to expand and develop musical, performing and visual arts through classroom, studio and performance. The CSM Fine Arts Center strives to provide Southern Maryland with highquality arts experiences in the classroom as well as the theater and galleries. As the programs and performances continue to expand and diversify, CSM will continue Old Line Bank presents CSM with a sponsorship donation of $10,000 in support of the CSM Arts 2011-12 season. From left are Old Line Bank Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Jim Cornelsen, Old Line Bank Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Christine M. Rush, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried and CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin. to be the cultural focal point and artistic heartbeat of Southern Maryland and serve as a catalyst for artistic development for all residents of the Southern Maryland community. This season’s arts flourish at CSM with activities and various events taking place on all three campuses. Activities include theater productions, dance performances, Twilight Performance Series, and Kids’ and Teen College Classes in the Arts. Very Special CalvArt Show The Arts Council of Calvert County celebrates Black History Month at CalvArt Gallery in Prince Frederick, through March 4 featuring the artwork of Arnold Hurley, Tim Hinton and Ray and Phyllis Noble. There will be an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, February 4 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The CalvArt Gallery is located at 110 S. Solomons Island Road (Between Sakura Steak House and Dream Weaver Cafe) in Prince Frederick. Gallery hours are Wednesday thru Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Artist Tim Hinton. Black History Program at Museum As a part of Black History Month, Sheila G. Moore PhD will present “The Path to Equality” chronicling the historical growth and the prolific change of a young Black female during the Civil Rights era. The program will take place at the Calvert Marine Museum at Solomons Island on Saturday, February 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the upstairs lounge. Dr. Moore taught Business in the Calvert County Public School System from 1982 to 2007. She was the recipient of the Harriet Brown award at the Concerned Black Women Gala in October 2011. She is the wife of former County Commissioner Michael J. Moore and has two daughters and five grandchildren. Ruritans Offer Scholarships The Lothian Ruritan Club is offering eight (8) $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from southern Anne Arundel County and northern Calvert County. Only students who are residents of these areas will be considered. The Bernard & Vicky Lerch Scholarship I and II, The John K. Dorr Memorial Scholarship, the Eric Thiel Scholarship and the Lothian Ruritan Community Service Scholarships are designed for student entering a four-year college, community college or trade school. The Rocky Lane Memorial Scholarship is limited only to students planning on entering nursing or health sciences studies. The Skippers Pier Restaurant Scholarship is limited to students wanting to study the culinary arts or trade in a trade school and the Francis R. and Clara L. Gouin Scholarship is for students with interest in horticulture, plant science of Landscape Architecture. Only students with a GPA of 2.5 or above and with community service experience over and above that required by the high school requirements will be considered. A letter of recommendation is required. Applications must be received by March 12. Applications forms are available from www.lothianruritans.org or by contacting Mr. Daniel Pflum, Scholarship Committee Chairman, 5858 Brooks Rd., Lothian, MD, 20711 or by dialing (301) 261-9469. O’Donnell Opens Campaign HQ An overflow crowd stopped by for the opening of Maryland State Delegate Tony O’Donnell’s congressional campaign headquarters on Saturday. O’Donnell, the Republican leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, announced his fifth congressional district candidacy challenging Steny Hoyer in December. He has met with national Republican leaders and his candidacy was hailed in a letter from first district Congressman Andy Harris who said he needs help to change Congress. Republican leaders from all five of the counties in the fifth congressional district were present at the headquarters opening. O’Donnell was introduced by former Calvert County Commissioner and Republican National Committeewoman Joyce Lyons Terhes, who predicted O’Donnell could present incumbent Congressman Steny Hoyer with his most serious challenge. “Tony O’Donnell is the right man to win this race, “said Terhes. Among those at the event were former Prince George’s County Councilwoman Audrey Scott, Anne Arundel County Councilman Jerry Walker, Charles County School Board member Patricia Campos Bowie, St. Mary’s County Commissioners Danny Morris, Todd Morgan, Cindy Delegate Anthony O’Donnell, who’s challenging Steny Hoyer, Delegate Wayne Norman, and former Prince George’s County Republican Central Committee Chairman Mykel Harris chat at his campaign headquarters opening event. Jones and several Calvert County leaders including Sheriff Mike Evans, State’s Attorney Laura Martin, Treasurer Nova Tracy Soper, Orphan’s Court Judge Leslie Downs and Commissioners Susan Shaw, Pat Nutter, Evan Slaughenhoupt, and Steve Weems. The O’Donnell campaign headquarters is located at 424 Solomon’s Island Road in Prince Fredrick at the intersection of RT2/4 and W. Dares Beach Road. This presentation is co-sponsored by Patuxent River branch AAUW (American Association of University Women), CBW (Concerned Black Women of Calvert County), and the Marine Museum. AAUW has members in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties, and works to help women pursue higher education and leadership development. CBW addresses issues concerning education, health and well-being of African American women and their families. The Calvert Marine Museum features maritime history, culture and ecology of Southern Maryland. Coffee and donuts will be served. Snow date February 18. The event is free and everyone is invited. Chesapeake Current Thursday, February 2, 2012 19