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Changing of the Guard

Fresh out of the academy, five new deputies are joining the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office this week. And there’s a new Assistant Sheriff as well. More about the changing of the guard on page 5…

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Taking Care of Business

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Letters

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Remembering Family & Friends

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Business Directory

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Current Events


Kudos For Life-Saving Efforts The Rose Haven Civic Association praised the efforts of five local men who risked their lives on a freezing night to save the life of a man who lived on his boat at the marina at Herrington on the Bay. On Jan. 12, 2013, a Friday night/Saturday morning when it was 20 degrees outside, 71-year-old Ike Sigurdsson slipped and fell while attempting to board his boat at the far end of the marina. It was about 1:00 in the morning and doctors later said he had suffered a stroke. Ike cried out for help until he says he was about to give up. Steve Varney, the DJ at Mangoes, who was loading up his equipment for the night, thought he heard something. He went back into the establishment and told others. Charles “Charlie” Holt, another Mangoes employee, decided to investigate. About ten minutes later, he burst into Mangoes calling for help because a friend they all knew was in the freezing water and he couldn’t get him out by himself. He and Terry McAlister bolted out, along with Varney, Steve Hampton and Rob White. By that time, Ike had been in the freezing water for at least 20 minutes, wedged between a boat and a pier, hanging on to a rope, and suffering from vertigo. Seeing Ike in the water, Steve says from somewhere he got a rush of adrenaline, grabbed him by the back of the pants, and hauled him up on the swim platform. “I just don’t think I could have done that under normal circumstances,” Steve told us. “That burst of strength came out of nowhere because I was really afraid he was dying.” The others helped get Ike inside the boat. McAlister, a full-time Prince Georges County firefighter, knew what to do: get Ike out of the cold, wet clothes, wrap him up in warm blankets, and start life-saving techniques. The others praised McAlister for helping them keep cool heads and probably saving Ike’s life before the ambulance arrived. The five men were presented with commendations from the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate, along with medals, and commendations as well a citation from

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Terry McAlister, Rob White, Charlie Holt, and Steve Varney with Ike Sigurdsson (center, red shirt). Not pictured: Ken Hampton.

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and the county council. Southern District County Councilman Jerry Walker praised the men for, “their selfless act… for risking their own lives in the freezing waters to save Ike.” Sen. Mike Miller joked, “This was the only thing I was able to get a unanimous vote on in the Senate all session! The vote on this one was 47 to nothing!” Del. Bob Costa said, “This was a direct, hands-on, life-saving event. You guys are truly heroes.” Ike was full of emotional praise as well. “They’re the reason I’m still here,” he said. Ike’s daughter, Anja told us that when Natural Resources Police knocked on her door in the middle of the night, her heart sank because it reminded her of her fiance’s death years before. “On April 17, 2004, my fiancé drowned in a boating accident off Chesapeake Beach. His body was found ten days later,” she told us. “I owe these guys everything,” Anja added, through her tears, “I still have my dad. My kids have their grandfather. I’m an only child – he’s an only child – and my mother passed away. All the rest of our relatives are back in Iceland (where Ike was born) or in Germany. Each other is all we have. For the love of these guys, I know that humanity is alive in this county and this world.” Ike has since given up the boat and is living with his daughter near the marina in Rose Haven.

More Budget Discussions Chesapeake Beach Town Council meets tonight (Thurs., April 18 at Town Hall) beginning with a public hearing on hot button budget matters. Controversy was swirling at a work session Monday night during which several council members pushed for cuts totaling nearly $900,000. Those cuts would include scrapping plans for the repairs to Veterans Park ($350,000), building a skateboard park ($125,000), and cutting recreation and events spend-

ing. At the same time, they want to spend $60,000 for legal representation for the council, providing services beyond those from the current town’s attorney. Another contentious issue is the likelihood of changed and/or increased water rates for Chesapeake Beach residents. Thursday’s public hearing is open and everyone's invited. It begins at 7:30 p.m. with the regular town council meeting scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.

As part of its annual Chesapeake Bay Week® programming, Maryland Public Television will premiere its latest documentary, Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake, on Monday, April 22 at 9:00 p.m. Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake, a one-hour special, opens the doors for intimate tours of some of Maryland’s most unique, historic, and magnificent homes surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. The lure of waterfront living remains irresistible to many Marylanders. Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake showcases 11 residences along the Chesapeake – a number in Anne Arundel County and one in Calvert County - and steps inside to explore the featured homes’ fascinating histories and architecture and to meet some of the special people who reside in the homes. The MPT special explores a colonial-era manor hand-crafted in the 1700s, an unusual houseboat with different waterfront views each day, a lighthouse home, and modern architec-

tural marvels that blend the best of Bay living with gorgeous settings. The Calvert County home featured in the program is Scientists’ Cliffs in Port Republic. Once exclusive retreats for scientists and educators in the 1940s, some of the area cabins have been frozen in time, while others have evolved into full-time residences. The documentary cameras visit one such restored residence. Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake, produced by Frank Batavick, is one of four productions that will have their premiere during the 2013 Chesapeake Bay Week®, April 21-28, on Maryland Public Television. Since 2005, MPT has celebrated the Chesapeake Bay, arguably the state’s most important natural resource, during its annual Chesapeake Bay Week®. The only programming initiative of its kind in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region, Chesapeake Bay Week® encompasses on-air, online, and in-the-community activities to promote the Bay and its health.

Rescued Mustangs Bounce Back Five Mustangs rescued last Sept. 11 by Freedom Hill Horse Rescue of Dunkirk are now doing exceptionally well. Spokeswoman Lori Harrington says the stallion, three mares, and two foals were emaciated when taken from a farm in Lothian. “One female didn’t make it. Another, Takoda, weighed just 550 pounds – she’s now up to 896 pounds, so she’s nearly doubled in weight.” And, there are more happy endings to report. Three of the Mustangs have been adopted and are being ridden on trails and have found their forever homes. Two of them are still with the rescue and looking for their special someone. “They were starved, full of worms and not trusting,” Harrington adds. “Joe and Jason Crandell, local ‘horse whisperers’ and owners of Crandell Horseworks in Churchton helped to socialize the horses.” Harrington says three teen girls in a riding club: 15-year-olds Abbey Bolander of West River and Nicole Andraka of Owings, 17-year-old Sarah Webb, a senior at Northern High School, plus Terry Pennington of Huntingtown have been working with Takoda ever since. The mare has come so far that she will perform in the 147th Christ Church Jousting Tournament on Sat. August 31 at Port Republic.

Before: Takoda and her filly, Apple were emaciated when they were rescued. After: With loving help from rescuers, Takoda is calm, tame and going through saddle and jousting training.

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Police Blotter Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Reports: CDS Violations On April 8 at 11:30 a.m. DFC J. Smith was flagged down by a citizen in the area of Western Shores Boulevard and St. Leonard Road. The citizen advised that a truck had nearly hit his vehicle then crashed along St. Leonard Road. DFC Smith located a Budget box truck that was overturned on the property of 3710 St. Leonard Road. He made contact with the driver, later identified as Antwan Deshaun Smith, 25 of Prince Frederick. Smith advised the deputy that he had fallen asleep at the wheel. DFC Smith located suspected marijuana in the cab of the truck. Smith refused medical treatment and was cited for possession of marijuana. Dep. J. Brown conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Armory Road and Main Street in Prince Frederick on April 7 at 1:35 a.m. The driver, Michael Brandon Beach, 22 of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of a schedule II drug; Percocet and possession of a schedule II drug; Cocaine, and use of drug paraphernalia; a one dollar bill used to store cocaine. On April 8 at 1:48 p.m. Cpl. A. Moschetto conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 northbound near Western Shores Boulevard in Port Republic. The driver, identified as John William Blackwell, 29 of Lusby, was found to be in possession of suspected drugs. Blackwell was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug; Clonazepam and possession of drug paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe. On April 7 at 9:49 a.m. while conducting speed enforcement at Ponds Wood Road and Sunrise Drive in Huntingtown, DFC W. Wells stopped a vehicle and discovered the driver and passenger to be in possession of suspected drugs. The driver, George Edward Evanshaw, III, 46 of Gaithersburg, was cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams. The passenger, Chris Dwight Sprenkle, 52 of Ijamsville, was cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a metal and wood smoking device. Burglaries On April 8 at 3:19 a.m. DFC S. Esposito responded to a home in the 1400 block of Woods Road in St. Leonard for the report of a subject breaking into a home. The homeowner reported that a male subject banged on his front door, breaking the glass, and then entered the home. The homeowner told the subject that the police were on the way so the man ran from the home and hid in the woods. Police located the man, identified as John Howard Ogle, 32 of Port Republic and charged him with burglary. Residents of a home in the 300 block of Cayuse Circle in Lusby called police at 5:17 a.m. on March 30 when an unknown man banged on their front door then broke the door down. The man appeared to be heavily intoxicated and lay down on the sofa and went to sleep. The man advised DFC J. Hardesty that he was chased into the house by rabid dogs. He then said he was in the wrong house. Michael Zachery Custer, 22 of Lusby, was charged with burglary and destruction of property. Unknown suspect(s) burglarized a home in the 3000 block of Holland Cliffs Road in Huntingtown between March 13 and April 2. Various pieces of copper pipe and wire valued at $200 and one air conditioning unit worth $2,000 were stolen. Five hundred dollars in damage was done. Dep. A. Mohler is investigating. Sometime between March 26 and April 6 a home

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in the 8700 block of C Street in Chesapeake Beach was burglarized. A black Dell Inspiron laptop worth $400 and a wooden, six string acoustic guitar, valued at $100 were stolen. DFC J. North is investigating. Unknown suspect(s) broke into a business in the 11700 block of H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby and stole fifty feet of copper electrical wire. The theft occurred sometime in March. Dep. G. Gott is investigating.

where they were each charged with second degree the vehicle. During a search, Caleb M. Fry, 22 of assault and disorderly conduct. Huntingtown, was found to be in possession of marijuana. Concealed Deadly Weapon Cpl. T. Smith charged a 17-year-old male from On April 3 at 11:02 a.m., Trooper R. Lewis Sunderland on a youth report with possession of responded to the 3500 block of Cassell Blvd. in a concealed deadly weapon after he stopped the Prince Frederick when concerned family vehicle the juvenile was operating at a high rate of members called to report someone in the home speed on April 14 at 1:35 p.m. on Sun Park Lane. abusing drugs. With the assistance of the The 17-year-old was in possession of a fixed blade homeowner, the residence was searched and drug knife. He was released to a parent. paraphernalia with Heroin residue was located. Investigation revealed the drugs belonged to Thefts Lauren J. Ragan, age 20. She was charged and Overnight between April 4 and 5 unknown incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention suspect(s) stole 4 wheels, tires and lug nuts valued Center. at over $4,300 off a vehicle in the parking lot of Prince Frederick Dodge. Cpl. M. Naecker is On April 7 at 3:18 p.m., Trooper First Class continuing the investigation. Esnes stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 231 at Stafford Rd in Prince Frederick. The Someone stole a Sony Xplod radio from the dash driver, Eric N. Fox, 43 of La Plata, was arrested of a truck in the parking lot of the Bayside for driving on a suspended license. During a Toyota in Prince Frederick between March 28 search, he was found to be in possession of drugs and April 9. Dep. T. Buckler is investigating for which he did not have a prescription.

A home in the 500 block of Stamper Court in Prince Frederick was burglarized sometime between March 22 and April 8. Two cell phones, a Nintendo system and some tools altogether Unknown suspect(s) broke the glass case and valued at $340 were stolen. Dep. P. Mosely is stole two five pound fire extinguishers from Flag investigating. Harbor Marina in St. Leonard between April 3 and 4. The combined theft and damage amount A home under construction on Alyssa Way in is $160. Dep. G. Gott is investigating. Owings was burglarized and a $1,500 Direct Vent gas fireplace and blower were stolen State Police Barrack U Reports: sometime overnight between April 8 and 9. DFC J. Lord is investigating. Beware of Internet Scam Trooper Barlow took a fraud report which is Destruction of Property related to an ongoing scam. Online job ads are Three air conditioning units were damaged at posted for “Administrative Assistant,” “Work businesses in the 1000 block of Prince Frederick from home shopping,” and others. (In this case, Boulevard. The damage, discovered on April 9, is the ad was on WashingtonPost.com) Once you estimated at over $14,000. Someone had drained apply for the “job” and are “hired,” you are set up the units of Freon. Dep. Mohler is continuing with an online contact who then sends you the investigation. checks to cash through your bank. You are asked to wire money to various locations under the Between April 4 and 5, someone broke a section pretense of completing administrative tasks for of a wooden fence and dumped a case of empty your new employers. You are also allowed to beer cans in the yard of a home in the 9900 block keep a small amount as a “hiring bonus.” The of Old Solomons Island Road in Owings. The checks are later found to be fake. No matter the damage is estimated at $100. DFC P. Aurich is variation of the scam, most usually deal with fake investigating. checks. Please use caution dealing with any checks, money orders, etc. that are mailed to you Child Neglect Case or are acquired through any type of internet Charges of confining an unattended child are contacts. pending against a 27-year-old Lusby mother who left her 3 children, ages 3, 6 and 7, alone in her CDS Violations vehicle while she shopped at the Prince Frederick Senior Trooper Gill responded to the Super 8 Walmart on April 6 around noon. A citizen Motel in Prince Frederick for a check welfare called the police when she observed the three complaint on April 8 at 4:25 a.m. Motel employchildren inside the locked vehicle. DFC J. ees called about a person in the lobby who was Denton responded. stumbling, falling, and appeared disoriented. S/Tpr. Gill made contact with the subject Resisting Arrest identified as Elmer McCauley, 49 of Chesapeake Two men were arrested on April 6 around 1:00 Beach. During his contact with McCauley, drugs a.m. when deputies responded to a home in the and drug paraphernalia were observed. Three 11100 block of Beacon Way in Lusby for the other people with McCauley were also found to report of a loud party. Jalen Devante Hayes, 18 be in possession of drugs and paraphernalia. of North Beach, was arrested after he was told to McCauley, Debra A. Raskhodoff, 50, of calm down but he continued to attempt to fight Chesapeake Beach and Ryan J. McCauley, 24 of another party-goer. Hayes struggled against the Glen Burnie, were all arrested and incarcerated at deputies while they were handcuffing him but he the Calvert County Detention Center. was subdued. Hayes was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order. DFC On April 1 at 6:57 p.m., Trooper First Class R. C. Sloane arrested Jordan Heath Gayon, 19 of St. Lewis stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Leonard, and charged him with second degree Rt. 260 near Harrison Blvd. in Owings. A strong assault when Gayon kicked him while he was odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside assisting in subduing Hayes. Assault On April 9 at 11:45 a.m. DFC J. Smith responded to the area of Cove Point Road and H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby for the report of a fight in progress in the middle of the street. DFC Smith made contact with two men who were in a physical altercation and separated them. One of the men stated that he passed the other in his vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 and that after doing so, the other man followed him so he turned onto Cove Point Road to get away from him. He further stated that the other man pulled in front of his vehicle and got out and came over and punched him in the face. Both men had lacerations to their face and head. The two men, identified as Kirk Wayne Langley, 48 of Solomons, and Glenn Kevin Kreitzer, 44 of Lusby, began shouting at each other again. They were told to stop or be arrested. Both men were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment and then transported to the Calvert Detention Center

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On April 8 at 4:46 a.m., Trooper First Class West responded to the 4400 block of Diane Court in Prince Frederick for an attempt to locate a wanted subject. Edward F. Kellermann 3rd, 26 of Prince Frederick, was located inside the home and was arrested. A search incident to the arrest revealed Kellermann was in possession of Oxycodone for which he did not have a prescription. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Trooper Oles stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 at Parran Rd. in St. Leonard on April 7 at 10:40 p.m. The front passenger, Chaude A. Leaver, 21 of Chaptico, was found to have an open arrest warrant in St. Mary’s County. During the arrest, both she and the driver, DeAndre A. Watkins, 21 of Lexington Park, were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Theft On April 6 at 6:14 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes responded to the 7-11 store on Prince Frederick Blvd. to investigate a stolen cell phone. The victim left the phone on the counter while making a purchase and accidentally left the store. Surveillance video showed the phone was picked up by another customer who then left the store. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10” and medium build, approx. 45-55 yrs old with brown and gray hair. He was wearing a red V-neck long sleeve T-shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. He left the store in a newer model gray Volkswagen Passat that appeared to have a spare tire on the left rear wheel. If you have any information about this case, you can call the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack anonymously at (410)535-1400. DUI Trooper First Class Wiesemann stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Comstock Dr. and Austin Ln. in Lusby on April 2 at 1:54 a.m. Kevin D. Hinchliffe, 41 of Mechanicsville, was arrested for DUI. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia with cocaine residue. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Can You Help Solve This Murder?

Anne Arundel County Police have released a photo of Nicole Burgess, the Davidsonville woman found murdered in her home last month in hopes of gathering information that could help them solve the case. On March 22, at approximately 11:29 a.m., officers from the Southern District responded to Royale Glen Court in Davidsonville after two people found Burgess and a dog both stabbed to death and called 911. The victim was later identified as 37-year-old Nicole C. Burgess of 3317 Royale Glen Court, Davidsonville. No motive is known, and it’s not clear whether this was a random or targeted killing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Vince Carbonaro of the Homicide Unit at (410) 222-3453. Nicole Burgess.


Drug Takeback On Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., police agencies statewide will be participating in the National Take Back Initiative again this year. That day, you can take unused or outdated drugs to various locations where authorities will properly get rid of them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say prescription drug abuse appears to be replacing marijuana as the ‘gateway drug’ that leads to the abuse of harder drugs. In Calvert County, here are the drop-off locations that will be accepting drugs for safe disposal on April 27: - Calvert County Sheriff’s Office in Prince Frederick - Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach - Mt. Hope Community Center in Sunderland, and - Southern Community Center in Lusby In Anne Arundel County, a police representative will be on duty at each of the county’s four police district offices that will serve as collection sites on Saturday, April 27.

Five new deputies are now officially members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s office, and will start patrolling after they graduate from the academy on Friday, April 19. At a ceremony before the Calvert County Board of Commissioners (BOCC), the officers were sworn in by Clerk of Court Kathy Smith, and pinned with their badges by Sheriff Mike Evans.

From an environmental standpoint, Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) warn that flushing drugs can harm our water quality and underwater life. Because of this, NRP is also opening their offices from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April 27 as a part of the Drug Take Back effort. The closest one to us is the NRP Area 3 Office, 1070 East College Parkway, Annapolis. During the collection process, officers will not ask questions and the drugs will be stored safely by authorities until they can be destroyed.

Preparing For Tiki Bar Mania The “famed” Tiki Bar in Solomons opens this weekend and local law enforcement officers are staging a “Designated Driver Program” for Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 from noon to 10:00 p.m. Bob Hall, LLC and Anheuser Busch, working together with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and the Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties Community Traffic Safety Programs are sponsoring a Designated Driver program to be held during the annual opening of the Tiki Bar this year. Every designated driver will win an instant prize from a long list that includes beach tables and towels, rafts, folding chairs, jump drives, coolers, sun glasses and can coolies, to name just a few. Designated drivers will sign a pledge card, which will be entered into a drawing for the grand prizes of $300 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate for the first place winner, $200 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate for the second place winner and $100 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate for the third place winner. All entries will be included in the Calvert County Designated Driver Rewards drawing of $50 in cash. Sheriff Mike Evans will draw the grand prize tickets during a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, April 22 at noon. The public is invited to attend. The Designated Driver Booth and prize tent will be located just outside the entrance to the Tiki Bar, near the Grill Sargent.

Changing of the Guard

Tiki Bar opening day photos from 2012 (courtesy of the Tiki Bar Facebook page).

The fresh new deputies are David Roberts, Troy Holt, Nikki Lenharr, Stephen Moran and Chase Ward. It was also a day to say farewell to Lieutenant Colonel Tom Hejl, who is retiring from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department following a career of more than 40 years in law enforcement. Lt. Colonel Hejl began his career with the Maryland State Police in 1971, and retired after 25 years of service in 1996 as a lieutenant. In 1996, Hejl took a position as the chief operating officer of Blackhawk Investigations, a security and investigative firm with clients in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Colombia. In 1998, he left Blackhawk Investigations to become an investigator with the State's Attorney's Office in Calvert County. He remained in that position until November, 2002 when he accepted the position of Assistant Sheriff under Sheriff Evans. Hejl was recognized by one-time fellow officer and current president of the Board of County Commissioners, Pat Nutter.

At the same ceremony, a new Assistant Sheriff, Dave McDowell, who has been with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office since 1996, was sworn in. McDowell was an officer with the Metropolitan Police Dept. in Washington DC from 1990 to 1991, Town of North Beach Police Dept. from 1991 to 1993, and a Deputy Sheriff in Prince George’s County from 1993 to 1996. That year, he accepted a position with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, where he rose to Lieutenant then First Sergeant through the years. This year, in anticipation of Hejl’s retirement, McDowell was promoted to Major, Assistant Sheriff before moving into the Assistant Sheriff position.

McDowell’s father, a retired officer from Prince George’s County, pinned his new badge on his son’s uniform and told him he owed him a dollar, which is a tradition in law enforcement families.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack, as well as law enforcement from neighboring jurisdictions, will be conducting DUI saturation patrols on both nights. These enforcement efforts are funded through the State Highway Administration’s Maryland Highway Safety Office and will continue throughout the spring and summer months. Areas where a high number of DUI arrests or crashes have occurred in the past will be targeted for enforcement efforts.

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South County Views Acts of Green By Bea Poulin Earth Day - April 22 - is observed as the world’s largest secular holiday by over one billion citizens representing nearly 200 countries according to the Earth Day Network at act.earthday.org. It’s calling for “Two Billion Acts of Green” to protect the planet and secure a sustainable future. It has set up a campaign that asks individuals, organizations, corporations and governments to make a commitment to an environmental service. Two examples of the already registered one billion Acts of Green listed on their website that citizens performed are in Denver, CO where 513 volunteers cleaned trash from the city’s park trails, and in Rochester, MN where 12,000 pounds of trash was collected in a community wide clean-up. This got me thinking about what we have done and do annually in Anne Arundel County. Generally, South County’s celebration of Earth Day and all that it stands for is a combination of quietly planned annual community cleanups, native plant sales, educational seminars, River Keeper projects, and county-sponsored park activities for the entire family. So what would we consider an Act of Green around here? The Davidsonville Area Civic Association starts early each year in March with it annual Green Expo giving away hundreds of native tree seedlings for residents to plant in their own yards. It also showcases green businesses that promote solar power, hybrid vehicles, and green landscapes including goat herds that will eat your invasive vines and weeds. A poster contest for grade school children to express their ideas about how to improve our environment was held. Over 50 kids from K-6 submitted posters calling for everyone to reduce, recycle, and reuse. This was the sixth anniversary of the event and hundreds of citizens attended. Definitely a community’s Act of Green. Come April and green activities gear up from Bristol to Edgewater. The Cedarhurst Community Association in Shady Side calls on its residents to join in its annual community cleanup, the Muddy Creek Artists Guild picks up litter along the first mile of Muddy Creek Road (RT 468) - its assigned section of the 10-mile state road - on Saturday, April 20. Another ten organizations pickup litter along South County’s state roads including the Lothian Ruritans who did their cleanup in March. Picking up somebody else’s trash is a generous Act of Green. In the evening of April 20 at 7:00 pm, the Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association holds its annual forum at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater. This year’s topic is “Healthy Bay, Healthy Fisheries?” To be better informed about the science behind the Bay Clean-up we need to attend seminars like this, especially when its held in South County. For information about this popular series, go to www.cepaonline.org This is the intellectual side of Acts of Green. On Saturday, April 27 there are two activities worthy of an Act of Green notation. At Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Anne Arundel County celebrates Earth Day with free park admission. A day of interactive activities aimed to “teach the community about preserving, protecting,

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and exploring nature” is planned. See more about this event and others around the county at aacounty.org/RECPARKS. Historic London Town and Gardens (historiclondontown.com) is hosting its annual Spring Native Plant Sale on Sat. April 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. A variety of plants including heirloom vegetables, annuals, perennials started in the nursery at London Town are sold out quickly. So get there early before you head to another event. Throughout April and May, the West Rhode River Keeper has scheduled park and stream cleanups, water quality monitoring and SAV (submerged aquatic vegetation) plantings in coves near West River. The Rivers’ Report Card that indicates the current health of the two rivers is published and can be found on their web site at westrhoderiverkeeper.org. This organization works with South County communities to enforce environmental law, promote restoration, and advocate for better environmental policy. They also run the famous “Honey Dipper” recreational boat service for pumping out your on-board head. Email honeydipper@westrhoderiverkeeper.org or hail on VHF 71. These are very worthy Acts of Green! Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary represents the ultimate Act of Green - wetlands preservation in Lothian along the Patuxent River. Thanks to Anne Arundel County and a dedicated group of friends this is a green jewel in our midst. A Spring Festival sponsored by the Friends of Jug Bay will be held on May 4 and will feature workshops and activities geared towards the entire family. Enjoy a hayride, take a hike with a naturalist, sit in on a gardening workshop, make crafts, and more - ALL FREE! You can help the Friends of Jug Bay raise money by purchasing refreshments, buying native plants, finding a bargain at the nature market, or bidding for nature items at the silent auction. Rain or shine. It starts at the Plummer House (on the corner of MD Route 4) at 5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian, MD 20711. Find out more jugbay.org There are many examples of Acts of Green in South County including property owners who are putting conservation easements on their land, planting hundreds of trees, and using Best Management Practices in farming. There are many citizens that are heeding the call to establish rain gardens and bio-swales, to use green products on their yards, and to live by the maxim - reduce, reuse, and recycle. If you believe you are making a difference by your practices and projects, register what you or your organization have accomplished at act.earthday.org or sign up for one of their “Take Action” ideas. Either way, you can help them reach their goal of Two Billions Acts of Green around the world by doing what you can in South County. Let us know what you are doing, and we will share it with our Chesapeake Current readers! About the Author: Bea Poulin has resided in Shady Side, MD for 29 years with her husband. For the past 12 years she has served as a community specialist for South County in the County Executive’s Office of Community & Constituent Services. Bea is the founding President of the Muddy Creek Artists Guild that represents over 120 local artists. She also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Anne Arundel Community Action Agency, Inc.


By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner Laughter The Best Policy One of the critical traits of a good County Commissioner is a sense of humor. The ability to laugh at absurdity, as well as not to take one’s self too seriously, separates the good from the not-so-good. Not that I am saying that it is always easy, because sometimes the line between laughing and crying is titanium thin. I thought it might be fun, though, to share some recent moments of laughter. The Deputy Director of Public Works for Calvert County, Mark Willis, told me about a conundrum with which he was dealing. The subject came up when I was telling him about State Senator Middleton’s (D-Charles Co.) bill in the legislature to divert 80% of the waste from landfills within seven years. (Yes, I thought that was what landfills were for, too.) Mark met with staff from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) at the Appeal Landfill to discuss environmental regulatory issues. A lot of seagulls were flying around. One MDE supervisor told Mark that the seagulls were creating too much poop and that we (Calvert County) had to come up with a plan to mitigate the seagull poop at the landfill. I said to Mark, “You’re kidding, right?” His answer, “I wish.” Occasionally, I have the opportunity to be a guest on the T-Bone & Heather morning drive-time show on local radio station 98.3 FM. I relayed the seagull poop story to them. Of course, they ran with it. Heather said, “the Calvert County landfill on Sweetwater Lane?” Yes, that very landfill. It became hilarious. Then listeners began to call in with their solutions as to how to mitigate the seagull poop. Some didn’t get the distinction between mitigating the seagulls and merely mitigating their poop. One woman called twice to tell us that Alka-Seltzer and rice was the way to

go. (No pun intended. ☺) That evening, I went to the farewell dinner for Capt. Ted Mills, the retiring Commander at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Guests at the dinner had heard the morning broadcast and began to retell the story to others. They thought the funniest part was when I was asked how we were going to mitigate the seagull poop and I responded, “I have NO idea.” On another recent occasion, I got several calls about a Facebook (FB) post. It seems that a young man has announced his candidacy for County Commissioner. He posted on FB who his “dream team” of fellow County Commissioners would be when he wins. My name was not among them. However, he also stated that if I (and others) were interested in joining HIS team, we could make an appointment to share our political philosophy with him, and he would then decide if we belonged on HIS team or not. Rather than be offended by his chutzpah, I found it hilarious. Not only is the naïveté of youth funny, but the fact that he has no idea about my political philosophy is even funnier. You see, I seldom post political information on FB, though I am admonished that I need to change that. If his only source of information about me is FB, no wonder he has no idea where I stand politically. Clearly, he is not reading the Chesapeake Current, the Calvert Recorder, numerous news websites, and other news sources. I wish him well in his campaign. Campaign, you say? What campaign? Candidates could file for the 2014 elections on April 9th. Yes, I too, feel like we barely got through the Presidential election. The 2014 primary is in June of 2014. Next time I will talk about the new method for electing Commissioners in Calvert County. By the way, some of the funniest stories arise when constituents ask me if I am going to run again. Stay tuned…

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Rockfish Season: Mere Hours Away... By Bob Munro

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he 2013 Trophy Rockfish Season begins Saturday, April 20. Weather permitting, there should be a flotilla of watercraft on the Bay, with virtually everyone trolling for the big Rockfish. Here are ten things to keep in mind if you plan to be out there this weekend. 1) Trolling speed is very important. Keep it

to about 3 knots (speed over ground) because the water is generally still cold and when in doubt, slow down. If others around you are catching and you are not, speed is the simplest variable to adjust. And zig-zag once in a while. Lures on the inside of the turn will drop down and slow down, often resulting in a strike. 2) Location, location, location. The main shipping channel is a nautical highway for big ships, and big Rockfish generally migrate down the Bay along the channel edges. Try trolling along and across the channel edge, staying over deep water. 3) Cover the water column but keep most of your lures up high. While the Bay's waters are still relatively cold, the sun warms the

surface waters first. The big fish seem to prefer the warmer water near the surface, so err on the lighter higher side rather than heavier or deeper. Having said that, you should have a couple lures down 15-20 feet or so. 4) Use planer boards if at all possible. Lines connected to planer boards run higher in the water, away from the boat, and add additional lures in the water, all positive effects. There are days when more than 80% of the fish caught have fallen to a planer board line. Set one side back farther than the other but generally between 20-80 feet behind the tow cable. 5) Any parachute or large bucktail you put overboard should be rigged with a 9 inch or larger plastic shad, and (highly recommended) 9/0 trailer hook. It's the action of the shad tail that attracts the fish. The 6 inch or smaller shad will certainly work for catching smaller Rockfish, but during the Trophy season Rockfish must be 28 inches (squeezed tail) in length (one per person). 6) Color is important, but it can vary from day to day. Your best bet is to have both white and chartreuse equally represented in your spread, but include something different as well. Try green glitter or clear glitter shad, or white shad with a chartreuse back or vice versa. 7) Have at least one full-size umbrella rig in your spread. You've read it here before - there are days when nothing seems to work except an umbrella rig. Yes they are a pain to haul in even without a fish, but they can make the difference between watching and catching... 8) Be prepared to adjust. Whether it's color or speed or high vs low, have extra lures and extra shad available. Have a variety of inline trolling weights available to aid in lure separation. If you find something that's working, replicate it elsewhere in your spread. 9) Don't follow directly behind a charter

boat. Most charter boat captains will be dragging planer boards and may have 20 or more rods deployed with one or two lures per rod. They are like mine sweepers and their spread covers a wide swath from board to board. Fish near them but avoid the area they just swept clean, so to speak. 10) Keep it simple. Designate one side of your boat or spread as long, and the other short. Keep the front lines shorter and deeper relative to the stern lines. A few ounces of weight will help separate your lures, and 20-50 feet in different distance behind the boat should keep everything apart. Have a question about Chesapeake Bay fishing? Send your questions to "onthewater@chesapeakecurrent.com" and we'll do our best to get you an answer. Don't catch 'em all, Bob Munro About the Author: Bob Munro of Chesapeake Beach has been a career research biologist for the US Fish & Wildlife Service. At one time or another, he has visited every river entering the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna Flats to Hampton Roads. An avid fisherman, he's fished the mid-Chesapeake since the mid-1980s.

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By Brian McDaniel On Sat. April 20, fishermen will flock to our area to go out on the Bay to catch big Rockfish (Stripers) because the season is upon us. How these fishermen get to their favorite spot is entirely up to them. You can load up your boat with your buddies, gather your gear, rush and get stressed out. Or, you can call BBG member Captain Russ Mogel and find out when to show up because that’s all you’ll have to do to catch your fish this season. Capt. Russ runs the charter boat, Mary Lou Too out of Chesapeake Beach. Let’s face it. We are done with winter, ready for spring, and it’s time to sink a line in the Bay. Russ says Rockfish season is an excellent time to go on a trip around the Bay. You can do some fishing and relax because with the Mary Lou Too, you don’t have to bring anything but yourself. Bring only your personal items because Russ and his crew supply everything else. Once you’re done with fishing, you can cruise the Chesapeake Bay, lay back and enjoy. There are places along the way where you can stop for lunch or dinner. Your Captain knows his way and has more than 40 seasons under his belt. You can count on Captain Russ’ guidance on the water. You can also count on him finding the best secret fishing holes.

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you to Tilghman Island for dinner. You don’t always have to fish on the Mary Lou Too. Short get-aways are great when Russ takes you on his lighthouse cruise, which includes Thomas Point and other lights. The Mary Lou Too is a floating local business. When you go out with Russ you’re supporting a local business while having a great time. It doesn’t get better than that. Businesses can use the Mary Lou Too for team building, incentives and employee appreciation cruises. Russ specializes in public and private charters and takes great pride in his work. “Charter fishing is a people business,” explains Russ. For him, the boating experience can create lasting memories and laughs for the folks onboard while safely cruising the Bay. In fact, the Mary Lou Too undergoes the required Coast Guard inspections as well as Russ’ personal inspections to make sure his vessel is in top shape. So whether it’s a personal fishing trip, a day out or a business fishing trip (there’s a great idea!) Russ has a plan for you. Take advantage of what the Bay has to offer and do it in style. Hop on board the Mary Lou Too and let Captain Russ do the rest while you enjoy life for awhile. To contact Russ or to make reservations, visit his web site: All aboard the Mary Lou Too! maryloutoocharters.com or email The Mary Lou Too is a 46’ fishonmaryloutoo@comcast.net or custom fiberglass boat certified to call (301) 928-3757. carry up to 20 passengers. The sleek hull design makes cruising the midChesapeake Bay region a comfort- About the Author: Brian McDaniel is the owner of able experience whether you’re up Crow Entertainment, LLC and a resident of North Beach. serves as one of three Ethics Commissioners for the early for fish or out at twilight for a He Town of North Beach and is part of the communications dinner cruise. Russ can even take team for the Bay Business Group.

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Solomons Flotilla, will present a three-session Maryland Boating Safety Education course on Saturday, May 4, 11 and 25. The class sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. Sessions end at noon on the 4th and 11th, and at 2:00 PM on the 25th. The class will be presented in the Lusby Southern Branch Library, 20 Appeal Lane. Graduates of this course will receive the Maryland Boater Safety Education certificate. This certificate must be carried by any person born after July 1, 1972 while that

person operates a registered vessel in MD waters. Students must attend all sessions and pass a final examination in order to obtain the certificate. Topics include: Introduction to Boating Terms, Boating Equipment, Boat Trailering, Boat Handling Underway, Navigation Aids, Boating Emergencies, MD Boating Laws, Jet Ski Operation, Water Skiing Regulations, Hunting and Fishing. Contact Gary Smith at (410) 326-8377 or fsope.232@hotmail.com to preregister. Space is limited, so sign up early.

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By Lyn Striegel

“Styles” Of Mutual Funds

Your Money Matter$ You already know that a mutual fund is intended to provide diversification of risk by assembling a portfolio of securities in a pool off of which you buy a share. The majority of money managers who put together portfolios attempt to diversify their investments in various ways (there are some, of course, who run portfolios composed of a very small number of securities, but even with these types of funds, there is diversification). In some cases, the mutual fund portfolio manager picks investments based on the “investment style” of the investment; in some cases, the manager stresses diversification within different market sectors such as pharmaceuticals, high tech, communications, etc. Stock funds, of course, invest in stocks. But, the portfolios differ based on the investment objectives of the fund and the fund managers’ investment style. This refers to the type of return you will get on your investment in certain stocks. The three major investment styles are “income”, “growth”, and “value.” You will find mutual funds labeled with these styles. • An “income” stock or mutual fund, for example, is intended to provide you with a long and sustained history of paying dividends. An electric utility stock is an example of an income stock. “Blue chip” stocks are examples of income stocks. As an investor, if you hold an income stock, you are looking for steady, regular current income through the payment of dividends. An

asset manager can further diversify his or her focus by using “income” stock available through “small cap” companies, for example. • A “growth” stock or mutual fund is expected to achieve high rates of growth in operations and earnings. For a company to achieve higher than normal rates of growth, it will generally reinvest its earnings in the company rather than paying them out in the form of dividends. Therefore, you as an investor will expect to receive low or no dividends on a growth stock. Over the long-term, however, if you hold a growth stock, you are looking for long-term appreciation in the stock price and therefore capital gains when you sell the stock. Growth stocks are inherently riskier than income stocks—high tech companies, companies with new and unproven businesses are examples of growth stocks. • “Value” stocks or mutual funds are considered to be under performing, that is the prices for value stocks are lower than the investment managers think they should be. An investor buying value stocks is paying lower prices than for growth stocks believing that the price of the value stocks will rise when whatever problem causing the underperformance is solved. A company’s stock may be considered a growth stock in some years and a value stock in others. If, for example, a company that is categorized as a growth company experiences a turnover in management that causes the stock market to lose

confidence in the company (demonstrated by a decline in the value of its stock), then that company may fall into the value category. Companies will change categories from growth to value and vice versa only on fundamental changes such as management turmoil, industry problems, etc. And here are some additional investment styles: • “Cyclical” stocks or funds are those that follow business cycles. Steel, housing, natural resources are types of cyclical stocks since they tend to rise or fall in value based on where the economy is—in a recession, for example, fewer houses will be built; so, the market value of building companies or lumber companies is likely to fall. When the recession ends and building of houses resumes, such stocks are likely to rise. • “Defensive” stocks or funds are the opposite of cyclical stocks. These are stocks that are expected to perform well even through difficult business cycles. Stocks such as those representing food companies, beverages, pharmaceuticals are considered to be defensive stocks since demand for the goods these companies produce isn’t likely to lessen based on economic circumstances. • “Blue Chip” stocks or funds are what you

think they are. They represent the highest quality companies, those with regular dividend paying records in good times and bad. Stability is the characteristic of the blue chip company stock. • “Balanced” mutual funds mix income and growth stocks to offer the benefit of both. • “International” mutual funds focus completely on international stocks, including emerging markets. • “Global” mutual funds mix U.S. and international stocks. • “Socially conscious” mutual funds screen potential investments to meet certain social, ethical or religious criteria. • “Regional” mutual funds concentrate stocks in one region. • “Sector” mutual funds buy stocks in one industry or area of the economy. All of the above represent investment styles or approaches to classifying stock. Investment managers of mutual funds use these classifications to assemble the portfolios of stocks in a fund. About the Author: Lyn Striegel is an attorney in private practice in Chesapeake Beach and Annapolis. Lyn has over thirty years experience in the fields of estate and financial planning and is the author of “Live Secure: Estate and Financial Planning for Women and the Men Who Love Them (2011 ed.).” Nothing in this article constitutes specific legal or financial advice and readers are advised to consult their own counsel.

Businesses Invited To Health Care Forum The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce will host a Maryland Health Care Reform Forum on Wed., April 24 at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus in Room 119. The Chamber recognizes the need for concise, accurate and timely information on the changes Maryland Health Care Reform will have on the business community as well as the impact of the Maryland Health Connection, slated to open in October. The event will begin with lite-

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Legislative Session Leaves Indelible Marks By Nick Garrett There is a fight unfolding at the Maryland Statehouse that was escalated going into the legislative off-season. It rises above party and above any certain issue. There is a harsh divide shaping up between rural and urban areas that are having the affect of causing legislators to evaluate with real scrutiny the desires of their constituents. The irony is that Democrats are sure to pay at the polls next year for the ultra-liberal agenda of Governor O’Malley. That will include the conservative Democrats who held the line on gun rights and taxes. Voters will likely see the “D” beside the names of candidates and remember the 2013 session which some have called over-reaching. Those conservative Democrats should be praised for standing up and making sure their constituents were well represented. A “rain tax” that calculates a square footage for impervious surfaces will be levied on some of the more populated and urban counties. However, some are concerned that now the door is open next year to impose the same tax on rural counties like Calvert and our Southern Maryland neighbors.

The Senate bill to change Calvert election districts passed and as a result, the process of electing county commissioners has changed and is similar to the way St. Mary’s county elects its commissioners. Our system was developed decades ago with the intention of making sure the county had equal representation. When the new board of commissioners came to power on 2010 they looked at the issue of election districts, polled the citizens, and at the time, decided to keep it the same. However, a few commissioners wanted to see the change and when the bill went in, they maintained their silence until the state delegates requested they state their position. Some scantly informed citizens who desired to have their voices heard made this a contentious issue by unfairly classifying this as a power play by the state Senators who sponsored the bill. Toward the end of the session, a letter stating the position of the commissioners as opposed surfaced. However, it was too late to have effect and the bill passed. Certain talking points have suggested that now the commissioner

races will be more partisan than ever. There is no evidence to suggest this and the real result is that now citizens who want to take part in their government have a better shot at getting elected since they only have to campaign in their specific district. There are three districts and two at-large seats. Each candidate will have to specify when filing with the Board of Elections which seat in which district he or she is seeking or if they are running for an at-large seat. There was opposition from the very beginning from some commissioners – since three of them live in one district - but by the time the smoke cleared, the bill had passed. The biggest issues tackled in Annapolis this session, however, were taxes and guns. We will be paying more to fill our cars at the pump come summer. And several bills motivated by the shootings at Sandy Hook sparked such outrage that never before has Annapolis been inundated with so many calls, emails, and protests. Our elected officials in the region voted “no” votes on these bills. However, this was to no avail. Governor Martin O’Malley, who many believe is working hard to create a national platform for himself, worked tirelessly to see the gun bills passed. On one occasion he walked into the crowd of protestors so he could hear their concerns. He shared that he wanted to make Maryland families safer and as the opposition around him shared their opposition, he continued to push and see his agenda passed. Calvert County’s

Delegate Mark Fisher is obviously continuing to find his way in Annapolis and voted “no” with the rest of the delegation but failed to really establish meaningful opposition to the Governor’s approaches. As a result there has been a clear line drawn in the sand that will without a doubt play out over the next legislative session. Clearly the minority Republican Party in Annapolis are left shaking their heads as the Governor masterfully pushed his agenda through the legislature. Many Democrats are angry too. A Fox 45 poll on facebook posed the question, “If Martin O”Malley ran for President would you vote for him?” Of those 800 posts, not one said yes. This is certainly not scientific enough to draw a conclusion but it does show how hurt many voters are that Maryland’s most popular governor in modern times left his conservative Democrats isolated and alienated. Certainly they are Democrat enough not to switch parties but look at the option of becoming Republican detestable. Southern Maryland is believed to have made out no better or worse than any other region in the state but this session will likely leave an indelible mark and resonate at the polls next year if the voters retain the breadth of emotions they currently are expressing. About the Author: Nick Garrett is the owner of The Garrett Music Academy in Owings, a published author, and has served and continues to serve on various boards and commissions in Calvert County. He and his wife Krista have twin daughters, Juliette and Charlotte.

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Oh, Deer! How To Deal With Deer?

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hey’re a hazard to drivers. They carry ticks that cause Lyme Disease. They destroy crops and expensive landscaping. So what should be done about the exploding local deer population? Karyn Molines, Calvert County’s Division Chief of Natural Resources gave the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on a briefing at their meeting on Tuesday, April 16 along with some recommendations. These came from a Deer Workgroup the BOCC established in 2011. The group includes representatives from Calvert County Natural Resources Division, the American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT), Maryland Association of Bowhunters, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH), Calvert County Sheriff’s Department, and Calvert County Farm Bureau, in addition to community representatives. The group held four meetings and heard presentations from Maryland DNR, representatives of the community of Accokeek, and the University of Maryland Extension Service. They also contacted a representative of White Buffalo, which is currently involved in a whitetail deer capture/sterilization program in Loch Raven Reservoir, MD. The bottom line was that no one knows how many deer are out there, but it’s believed there are a lot. It’s estimated there

are about 233,000 in Maryland, and in Anne Arundel County and throughout Southern Maryland it’s believed that there are about 170 deer per square mile. But there’s no data on the exact number in our area. Molines formerly worked with Anne Arundel County on their overabundance of deer. She said there, they coordinated with county police, who had a helicopter that had to be flown to maintain a certain number of flight hours. So they would arrange for night flights, and use heat sensors to count deer populations in different areas. They also installed wildlife cameras to help with more scientific methods of estimating the number of deer. In 2012, there was a consistent harvest through hunting; there’s been about 1,700 per year. That works out to about eight deer per square mile in Calvert, but that’s a minimum number compared with the known impact. The workgroup’s report outlined just how dangerous deer can be in spreading diseases to humans, dogs, cats and other pets via ticks. Between 2008 and 2012, there were 213 cases of Lyme disease in Calvert. And just last year, there were 53 new confirmed cases of Lyme Disease in Calvert, 25 cases of Spotted Fever Ricketsiosis, and a single case of Babesiosis which is a Malaria-like disease linked to deer.

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Statewide, there was an average of 30,000 vehicle/deer collisions in the past five years resulting in $78 million in damages. Last year, there was also one human death resulting from a vehicle collision with a deer in Calvert. And in 2011, 399 deer were reported killed in collisions with vehicles in the county, a number Commissioner Susan Shaw (R) says she believes is low. “I personally hit two deer last year, and I know they were never reported. Most of the time, Sheriff’s office says ‘move it off the road and keep going.’ Only the ones left on the road or damage severe enough that authorities are involved are reported. It’s the same with Lyme Disease statistics. People go for treatments all over the place. I personally know more than 50 people with Lyme’s Disease, so I believe it’s very significantly undercounted. We do need to take some action to get it under control,” she said. Deer also cause considerable damage to crops and wildlife. Deer prefer oak trees and can cause them serious damage. Beech trees are less preferable, meaning that beech trees flourish and oaks in an area can be wiped out because of deer activity. This can severely impact timber farms. And Molines said that populations of songbirds and wildflowers are also known to decrease where there’s an over abundance of deer. Molines says there are confirmed cases of both coyotes and bobcats in Calvert County. However, she said, they will not control or reduce the deer population. So what can be done? Contraception is one option being considered in some areas, but it’s costly and not especially effective. Molines said increased hunting is one of the most economical and practical solution. In Rock Creek Park, they’re working on a managed deer hunt. And there is an economic boost in communities that allow hunting. She cited efforts by organized “hunt clubs.” One of these is Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) which also provide a public service. Last year, they donated over 6,000 pounds

of venison to food banks, and if hunting opportunities could be expanded to open spaces, parks, public and private lands, that amount could increase substantially. A series of new educational programs could also let citizens know what that can do in their backyards, their communities and county-wide to discourage deer. Non-lethal options such as fencing to protect crops and populated neighborhoods, repellants (for plants – not for vehicles – because they are not effective), vegetation management by growing more things deer don’t like to eat could also reduce the population. In order to further this effort, Molines asked that the BOCC formalize the Group so it could work on more solutions to the growing problem. Molines said one thing that they could also pursue with the state is a longer hunting season, and perhaps adding Sunday hunt dates. Agreeing that deer are an increasing problem, the BOCC voted 5-0 to continue the Deer Work Group, adding it to the 70 advisory boards and committees they already have. One finding from the group drew some discussion. Molines said in suburban areas, people are generally more tolerant of deer than in natural areas with open lands. Commissioner Gerry Clark (R) said, “You lost me there. With all the landscaping, and close density – you’re saying deer are more tolerable than in vast open acreage? I’m not buying that.” He added that “deer would do more damage to stuff you pay to plant in a suburb than in a rural area.” Commissioner Steve Weems commented, “From urban to suburban – maybe it’s almost like a zoo mentality.” BOCC President Pat Nutter agreed, “It’s probably the thrill of seeing wildlife like that.” “I think there’s truth to that statement,” commented Commissioner Shaw. “When I saw a female deer with triplets in my yard – I said ‘oh no!’ When my neighbor saw them, she said, ‘aren’t they beautiful?!’”


Local Osprey Family Lives On By Janie Suss

In May of 2011, Olive Osprey was shot and killed by a young boy out “shooting birds and squirrels” one afternoon. He and a friend walked out on my pier and made Olive one of their targets while she was sitting on her eggs. To this day I still have people wanting to know how that story ends. “Where is Oscar today? What did he do?” If you have walked the shorelines of this wondrous place we live, the Chesapeake Bay, it is evident by their presence this time of the year that the Chesapeake Bay hosts the largest osprey populations in the world. How many of you look out and see a pair repairing their nest each spring? The ospreys are very committed, not only to each other, but committed to the same nest site each year. There is an osprey in Scotland named Lady that has returned faithfully to the same nest for more that two decades! So if you have a familiar nest site that you watch each year, it very likely could be the same pair of birds. When I look out and see the pair of ospreys at the end of my pier this year, I still see Oscar and Olive, even though I know Olive is gone. I am so happy that, through my book, “Oscar and Olive Osprey: A Family Takes Flight” their story will live forever and to me, the platform at the end of my pier will always be their platform regardless of who makes it their nesting place. Oscar did his best to save the eggs that season after losing Olive, but the stress of trying to keep them warm and feeding himself got the

Olive and Oscar with their brood, one named Odie, who would now be of breeding age.

best of him and the eggs did not survive. He soon lost interest in the nest and would only visit it occasionally, but one day when he came back there was a female waiting for him. Ospreys will accept new mates to their nests if they are both still within breeding age. I was so happy to hear all the chirping coming from the end of the pier and to see Oscar tending to his nest and his new mate. Even as each of them left when the season ended, I felt excitement at the thought of them returning together next year and seeing new life in the nest once more! I have learned though my research of the ospreys that the male and female leave at different times and don’t stay together when they are south for the winter, but each one is very predictable when it comes to the date of its return. The typical time for the ospreys return is around March 17th. Recent documentation has shown changes, though. Some are showing up as early as the last week of February. I could always depend on Oscar to return March 19th

or 20th and Olive just a day or two later. Even after we lost Olive, Oscar still came home the next year at the same time with his new mate showing up about a week later to start their five-month partnership raising their young. It was a very successful season with three chicks all fledging and heading south for the first time in the early part of October. The juvenile ospreys from this area go to Florida for their first migration and stay there two years to mature. When they make their way north for the first time, their keen form of GPS will bring them back to the area they were born, in this case, the Chesapeake Bay. This year has been different. There was no activity on the platform until April 1st when a male osprey finally landed on the platform and it was a while before the process of rebuilding the nest started with the female that joined him. Watching this I thought: “This couldn’t be Oscar, he was an early bird!” Well, here is another fact to help put this story together. Ospreys have their first nest and start breeding at about three or four years old. Here on the Chesapeake Bay it can be as late as five or seven years. With this area being so heavily populated it can be difficult to find a nesting place. That is one of the reasons manmade platforms are encouraged. My calculation goes this way. If Oscar had his first nest on my platform at age five to seven years old in 2006, then this year he would have been 12 or 14 years old. The osprey’s life span can be as long as 20 to 25 years with an average of about 17 or 18. The oldest osprey on record was a European osprey that lived to be 30 years old. Unfortunately, most often an osprey will lose its life during migration, and the American and Canadian adults take the long, tiring journey to South America to spend the winter months each year. All of these facts lead me to believe that this year is the start of a new chapter, that

The Osprey believed to be Odie and his mate, who are nesting at Oscar and Olive’s platform at Holland Point for the first time this year.

Oscar and Olive’s platform is now the home for a new pair. I think back when Oscar and Olive had their first brood…. wait a minute, that was the second year they nested. Are you keeping up? Did you read the book? That would make their chicks 6 years old. Could one of the current pair be Omar, Olivia or Odie? It would be nice to think that the children are taking over where mom and dad left off! A platform passed down through the generations! Omar was the oldest, the biggest and the first to do everything. He probably has a nest by now. Olivia certainly has found a mate and has a nest of her own. I like to think this is Odie, the youngest that everyone looked after. We will never really know for sure but all the facts point in this direction. All I have left to say is: I am the author, this is my story and I am sticking to it. Good Luck Odie, we are watching you! I have posted the whole story on my blog. If you go to my website, oscarandolive.com, click on contact/follow and you can read it. About the Author: Janie Suss of Holland Point in Southern Anne Arundel County is the author of the book, “Oscar and Olive Osprey: A Family Takes Flight.”

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From Patuxent River NAS: The Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River Air Expo has highlighted the partnership between our Navy team and the community, a partnership that has thrived here in Southern Maryland for the past 70 years. It is with regret that we must cancel the 2013 air show and celebration, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 1, due to continuing budget challenges. This decision was made after the commander of Naval Air Forces announced today that the remaining Blue Angels’ 2013 performances have been canceled because of fiscal cuts. The elite Blue Angels team were scheduled to appear as the Pax River air show's headliner. We value the continued support of our community and its patriotism, but in light of the current budget challenges we must make difficult decisions to make best use of limited resources. Although the 2013 Air Expo will not take place, we will continue looking for

ways to produce an exciting show in the years to come. We are also working with our community partners to celebrate Pax River's 70 years by participating in events around town this summer. Editor’s Note: The Blue Angels scheduled appearances at the US Naval Academy Air Show May 22 are off as well as their flyover of the USNA Graduation in Annapolis. The annual Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base is canceled this year for budgetary reasons as well.

Young Artist Returns For Concert A full house of about 250 fans showed up at Justin Eugene McBryde’s Mixtape Release Party on Saturday, April 6 at the Holiday Inn Select in Solomons. McBryde, now 24, graduated from Northern High School, the College of Southern Maryland’s Music Performance program, and is a current student of the Art Institute of Washington’s Audio Production program. McBryde, who goes by the musical name of JustMusic and founded a music production company of the same name, presented an uplifting evening filled with energy from local artists and youth dance groups. He partnered with F.U.E.L. Empowerment’s founder and coordinator Shanae Gray to create a diverse fellowship while promoting spiritual relationship, alcohol reduction, education opportunity and leadership skills. Justin's CD called “The Power of Music,” is a personal testimony of his life struggles with drugs, gang activity, multiple incarcerations and how he regained his spiritual life and endured. This CD will inspire youth to make positive decisions on life circumstances by implementing positive messages in his music and keeping youth’s faith alive in all that they do. Justin would like to thank Christian Recording Artists Theresa Pinkney and Damon Terrell, as well as Prince Frederick’s Greater Mount Zion youth dance ministry, and Bible Soldiers step team for supporting McBryde’s vision and sharing their talents at the Mixtape Party. Justin would also like to thank his Northern Middle School band instructor, Mr. Carl Hautmann who was his drummer at the Mixtape Release. Alongside McBryde were his team of artists signed to his label including: Rodell “Ro-DZ” Berry, Tercel “Wyze” Jiminez,

Justin McBryde for everyone to come out and experience this new and upcoming local artist music. The photo was taken by Damon Terrell. Demetrius “Swagg” Walker, Delria Hesther, C.J. “J Protégé” Jackson, Matt White, Amber Clair, and featured artist NiLema Baldwin, all of which reside in Calvert County or Southern Maryland. The JustMusic. CD is for sale at Roland's grocery store in Chesapeake Beach or you can contact Justin or Shanae via email at justinmcbryde@ymail.com or fuelempowerment@rocketmail.com to purchase a CD or book engagements. The Mixtape Release Party was hosted by promoter Anthony “Breaka” Lee from WPGC 95.5 FM and 2000 Patuxent High School graduate Trayon Brady from DC CAPS educational program. Justin's Mixtape Release party will be aired on local Comcast Channel 6 soon thanks to Tyrone Butler. Shanae Gray Lusby


Humane Society Hosts Successful Fundraiser The Humane Society of Calvert County would like to thank everyone who made our fourth annual Rock-N-Roll For Rescues a success. This event featured the Fabulous Hubcaps and fans came from as far away as Richmond, VA and even New York to see and hear them. All the proceeds benefit the animals waiting for permanent homes at the HSCC. Thank you to all of our sponsors: Jack and Barbara Brown of Dunkirk, long time volunteers of HSCC, Southern Maryland News Net, and Precise Systems Charitable Contributions Committee, Precise Systems. Your support helped us defer our expenses and raise more money for the rescued animals in our care. Also, we would like to thank the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina for donating the beautiful Chesapeake Ballroom to us for the evening. We appreciated all of your hospitality and help you gave us during the planning phase of this very special fundraiser. A special thanks goes out to Shannon Schultz for all of her help. Along with the Holiday Inn, we would like to thank Jim Godbold, Calvert Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Elvis for donating his time and talent for the evening. He has performed at this event every year and each time he rocks the house.

Thank you Diane Burr of the Chesapeake Current who featured us on the cover of the February 21 issue with a litter of our puppies. Jason Luby, of Shutter Up and Smile Photography, graciously donated his time and took many pictures throughout the evening. Thank you so much! A big thank you to Kerry Moran of Kerry Out Designs for designing our save the date, flyers, and newspaper ad. We know we gave you short deadlines and you came through for us! The SPOT Thriftshop in St Leonard donated many essentials that we needed to

make the night a success. Pamella Bryant, Zumba instructor, got everyone on their feet and taught them to "Wobble." Thank you! HSCC would like to thank everyone who donated items to our silent auction. ABD Liquors, Prince Frederick; Joseph Acosta; Lee Ammenhauser; Artistic Imagez; Baltimore Orioles; Baltimore Ravens; Barbara Barker; Bay Area Disposal; Bayside Skillet, Ocean City; Laura and Randy Bebee; Black Disc Dimensions; Linda Hoffman, Blue Crab Photography; Bobby Mckeys's Restaurant and Piano Bar, National Harbor; Bunky's Charter Boats of Solomons, Capt Big's Bar and Grill, Chesapeake Beach; Creations Hair Salon, Dunkirk; D.B. McMillians Irish Bar and Grill, California; Brenda Davis; Dee Cooper; Duffy's III, Wayson's Corner; Steve Caton, Dunkirk BP; Ann Door; Dunkirk Wine and Spirits; EmBroidMe, Dunkirk; Kelly Felton; Kathy Flood; Jeff Wyvill, Flynn Executive Limo, Upper Marlboro; Fran Scene's Gift Wrap Central of Lusby; Cheryl Golden; Tanya Gott; Impact; The Inn at Herrington Harbor, Friendship; Friends of the HSCC; Heavenly Chicken and Ribs, Dunkirk; HSCC volunteers; The Fabulous Hubcaps; International Spy Museum, D.C.; Julie Jacobus; Jerry's Place, Prince Frederick; King Kone Ocean City; Jill Lee; Sally Lounsbury; Sarah Lounsbury; Lucky Duck Pet Store, Chesapeake Beach; Madame Tussards, DC; Maertens Fine Jewelry, Lusby; Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek; The Estate of Rue McClanahan; Sandy Meicht; Rita Metro; Callie Badorrek, Monster Hollow Studios; Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House, Waldorf; Janet Munro;

NASCAR; National Museum of Crime and Punishment, DC; Olde Pro Golf, Ocean City; Panera Bread, Prince Frederick; Park Place Hotel, Ocean City; Carol and Richard Penfield; Pet Barn Annapolis; Port Tobacco Players; Potomac Riverboat Company, Gail and Dudley Prisel; Sandy Pelletir-Richnafsky, Rolands of Chesapeake Beach; Holloway Saunders, Personal Trainer, World gym; Sneades Ace Home Center, Owings; The SPOT Thriftshop, St. Leonard; Bob Stavola, Technology Exclusive; Trish Streets; Thursdays Bar and Grill, Owings; The Tinderbox, Waldorf; Top Nails, Dunkirk; Traders Seafood Steak and Ale Restaurant, Chesapeake Beach; Twin Shields Golf Club, Dunkirk; Viviane Fisher-Flaherty, Tynewydd Riding Program; Washington Grabber; Washington Nationals; Sheron and Bruce Watson; Wentworth Nursery, Prince Frederick; and World Gym. To all of HSCC's dedicated volunteers, thank you so much for all your help in the planning and putting together of this fantastic event. A big thank you to Laura Bebee, Abby Bell-Mills, Tanya Gott, Jill Lee, Sally Lounsbury, Sarah Lounsbury, Jan Luckett, Sandy Meicht, Janet Munro, Gail Prisel, Debbie Samler, Kelly St Marie, and Sheron Watson. Thank you everyone. It was a night to remember! From the Humane Society of Calvert County Fundraising Committee

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Tom Artley, 86

Doris Bauer, 68

Thomas Edward Artley, age 86 of Solomons, formally of Elkhart, IN died on April 6, 2013 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick after a brief illness. Tom was born on May 22, 1926 in Elkhart, IN to Lois (Kornman) and Chester Artley. He married Eleanor Gates in 1950 in Elkhart and she preceded him in death in 1994. He is survived by his brother Roger (Jan) Artley of Midland, TX; children Margery (Paul) Hoffman of Lusby; Judith (Charles Moses) Artley of Framingham, MA, and Craig (Brenda) Artley of Lakewood, CO, and five grandchildren. Tom was a member of the Elkhart High School Class of 1945. He served in the Army Air Forces as a cryptographic tech (SSGT) in the African Middle East Theater before attending IU on the G.I. Bill. He graduated from the No. Illinois School of Optometry in 1950. He practiced optometry for 38 years and was recently recognized as a 60-year member of the American Optometric Association. He lived a life of service to others. He was member of the Elkhart Kiwanis Club for 58 years, including 43 consecutive years of perfect attendance. He served as a Board Member of the Family Services of Elkhart County and the LaSalle Council of the Boy Scouts. He was awarded The Silver Beaver Award by the National Council of the BSA in 1987. He was active in Habitat for Humanity and the Elkhart Conservation Club. He served on the vestry and attended the early service at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Elkhart, and more recently at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Solomons. Tom ran the Boston Marathon at age 72. His happiest times were spent on his bicycle. Donations may be made to the Elkhart Foundation, Elkhart, IN; or the Asbury-Solomons Benevolent Care Fund, Attn. Melissa Carnes 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons MD 20688; or Burnett Calvert Hospice House, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick MD 20678 (calverthospice.org). Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.

She married Robert E. Beall in July 1957 in Arlington, VA. The couple resided in Upper Marlboro before moving to Hillside, MD and living there for 30 years. June moved to Leonardtown in 2004. Over the years she attended St. Margaret’s, Mt. Calvary, St. Mary’s and most recently St. Aloysius Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, gathering with friends and going out to lunch. She treasured her family especially the children. June was always helping children and gave regularly to children’s charities. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Beall, son Robert E. Beall, Jr., sister Margaret Beall and brother James Carver. Surviving are two daughters Donna Marie Nurmi and her husband Carl of Upper Marlboro, and Marie Elizabeth Bosko and her husband Joe of Brandon, FL., 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and a brother Francis Carver of Shady Side, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Indian School, 1301 N. Main St. P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Doris Jean Bauer, age 68, of Greenville, NC and a former North Beach, MD resident passed away April 4, 2013 at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. She was born June 1, 1944 in Cumberland, MD to Delbert and Cora Margaret (Messenger) Tallman. She was raised and received her education in Cumberland and later married Paul S. Bauer. The couple resided in Huntingtown after their marriage and Doris later moved to North Beach. Doris was employed by Calvert Internal Medicine Group as a supervisor of medical records until retiring in 2010. After her retirement, she relocated to Greenville, NC. She enjoyed spending time outdoors whether it was working in her garden or enjoying the view and tranquility of the ocean. While living in Calvert County, she would often frequent Rod and Reel to enjoy the “Slots”. Doris also enjoyed the music of Nicky Harris and often went to see him perform in Eileen Bradfield, 94 Greenville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her Eileen Mary stepmother Mildred Tallman, her husband Paul who Bradfield, age 94, of passed away in 1995, her son Dean who passed away Chesapeake Beach, died in 1996 and three brothers James Tallman and Mike in Prince Frederick on and Bill Hardy. Doris is survived by two sons A. Wayne Bauer March 29, 2013. of Greenville, NC and Paul S. Bauer, Jr. and his She was born on fiancé Amber Denton of Sykesville, MD; five August 30, 1918 in grandchildren Tori and Chris Bauer, Cody and Washington, DC to the Logan Lasiter and Karlee Griffith; her companion of late John and Mae twelve years Patrick Willoughby of Greenville, NC; Connor Sheehan. She three brothers Floyd Tallman, Bo Peterson and Larry was a homemaker who enjoyed taking walks and Hardy; one sister Helen Passarell and her “furry socializing with her friends at the American Legion children” Molly and Buffy. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled the and Trader's Restaurant. Eileen is survived by her sons, Terry Bradfield arrangements. and his wife, Bonnie, of Waldorf, MD and Kevin Bradfield of Chesapeake Beach; daughter, Rebecca June Beall, 73 Montgomery of Chesapeake Beach; four June Elizabeth grandchildren, Melissa Montgomery, Megan Beall, age 73, of Crissman and Shannon and Amanda Bradfield and Leonardtown, MD five great-grandchildren, Jordynn Bowles, Brayden passed away April 1, and Briana Crissman and KaeLeigh and Louis 2013 at St. Mary’s Baker, III. Her husband, Roger predeceased her. Services were held April 4, 2013 at Hospital, Leonardtown. She was born June 4, Raymond-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Kevin Ross 1939 in Washington, officiated. Interment followed at Heritage DC to John Wesley and Memorial Cemetery in Waldorf, MD. Tyrone Beaulah (Catterton) Harrod, Terry and Kevin Bradfield, Brian Carver. June was raised in Southeast Washington and Crissman, Will Marquardt, Mickey Suranno and attended Anacostia High School. Kevin Ross served as pallbearers. Raymond-Wood Funeral Home in Dunkirk handled arrangements.

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Robert Louis Coates, Sr., age 67, died after a lengthy illness. God sent His angels to Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 2:20 p.m. to bring him home. Bobby was born in Sunderland to the late Lillian Coates and Charles Emerson. He was educated in the Calvert County Public Schools System. He worked in construction and in tobacco - from seeding to hanging. Bobby spent half of his life in Calvert. He went to Washington, DC to see how life was in the

big city. He decided to make it his home. There, he was a painting contractor until he became ill. Bobby loved people and was a kind and gentle man. His laughter was contagious. He took life in stride. Even while sick, he never complained. When asked how he was feeling, he always said that he was doing just fine. Every year, he threw a birthday party for himself and a Super Bowl party. He loved to watch sports. He also thought that he could out dance James Brown. He was swift on his feet! Cherished memories of Bobby will be shared by his son, Robert, Jr.; daughter, Joyce; stepmother, Edyth Emerson; sisters, Verla (Earl), Elizabeth, Faye (Raymond), Regina, Rachel (Charles), Cassandra (Calvin), Terri Lee (Charles), Winda and Sandra; brothers, John (Mary), Tenney, Charles, Jerome (Barbara), Colvin (Sherry), Michael (Dorothy), Paul and Tony; six grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Anthony Emerson and Ronald and Randy Cannon and one nephew, Jeremy McKenzie. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Betty Davis, 79 Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Davis, age 79, of St. Leonard, formerly of Hyattsville, MD passed away peacefully on April 2, 2013 at Solomons Nursing Center, Solomons. She was born on May 13, 1933 to the late Sarah Shepard Adams and George P. Adams. She married Frank Davis, Jr. on October 9, 1954 in Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, MD and he preceded her in death on October 8, 2007. Betty graduated from St. Michael’s Catholic School in Ridge, MD in 1952 and went on to be a telephone operator for C& P and AT&T Telephone Companies. She retired in 1987 after 30+ years of service and moved to Calvert County in 2001 from Odenton, MD. She enjoyed gardening, arts & crafts, ballroom dancing, baking, and shopping. Betty is survived by her children, Cynthia Maitret (Patrice) of Newport News, VA; Gloria D. Harberts (Jonathan) of Annapolis; and Angela Jensen (J.J.) of St. Leonard; siblings, Joseph Adams of Park Hall, MD and Mary Thompson of Hollywood, MD; and a grandson, Little Pat. She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, and siblings, George Robert Adams, Helen Allston, Frances Adams, Margaret Adams, Richard Adams, Thelma Jean Adams, and Janice Marie Adams. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.

Audrey Detoto, 76 Audrey Joyce Detoto, age 76, of Prince Frederick passed away April 3, 2013 at her residence. She was born December 6, 1936 in Washington, D.C. to George Walter and Ida Marjorie (Hardesty)


Carter’s United Methodist Church and continued his membership until his passing. Vaughn was a dedicated member, serving as the adult Sunday School Teacher for over 15 years. He also taught adult Bible Study, was Chairperson of Lay Servants and the former Chairperson of Pastor Parish Relations (PPR). He was an active member of the United Methodist Men where he participated in the nursing home ministry. In 2009, he became a Certified Lay Minister (CLM). He loved lifting his voice with the Continuous Praise Choir and Carter’s Men Choir. Vaughn leaves fond memories to his lovely wife Romcesa; two sons Brian (Tracey) Moulden and Andre Estep; two granddaughters Bria Scipio and Rihanna Farrell-Hodges; one sister; Gloria Little with whom he had a special bond; three brothers Eugene (Joyce), William and Warren Estep; two aunts Cleo Curtis and Isabella Estep; Melissa Farrell, the daughter he never had; mother-in-law Marie (Granny) Jones, brother-in-law James (Agnes) Jones; seven sister-in-laws Barbara (Clinton) Tongue, Mamie (James) Brice, Pamela Smith, Bonita Jones, Cynthia (Steven) Francis, Wilhelmina Jones and Sonya (George) Knight, Godchildren Stefhan and Devonte Francis and Damian Swann, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends too numerous to name. Vaughn Estep, 62 He was preceded in death by his brother Vaughn Glen Carl Estep. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick Estep, age 62, died suddenly on Sunday, handled arrangements. March 31, 2013 when he was called from labor to rest. Donnie Evans, 62 Vaughn was D o n n i e born on Thursday, Rudolph Evans, age October 26, 1950 to 62, of Owings died at the late William Eugene and Mary Gladys his home April 2, Curtis Estep. In Vaughn’s early childhood 2013. years, he resided on Chewning Farm with his He was born family until they moved to Jewell Road. He Nov. 5, 1950 in received his education in Anne Arundel Johnson County, NC County Public Schools and graduated from to Rudolph and Rita Southern Senior High School, where he was Atkinson Evans. He Wrestler of the Year in 1968 – 1969. In January 1970, he entered into the United served in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He was employed by United Parcel Service as a States Army. After returning from his military duty he mechanic and remained there for 29 years. He gained employment with Washington was also a member of the Machinist Union. Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). He His hobbies included auto repair and fast cars, especially Corvettes. later worked for Reliable Construction Mr. Evans is survived by his parents, Company as the Foreman from 1984 until his Rudolph and Rita Evans; his sons, Michael retirement in 2009. Stiles of Huntingtown and Donnie Evans of He was joined in holy matrimony on Norfolk, VA; daughter Kellie Lynn Wood of Saturday, September 19, 1981 to Romcesa Brattleboro, VT; sister Nancy Ridgeway of Jones. This union brought him his son in love, Prince Frederick, and two grandchildren. Brian. In 1987, Romcesa and Vaughn His sister, Peggy Ridgeway, predeceased welcomed their baby boy Andre Vaughn. him. Vaughn was a fun loving person who Funeral services and interment were held loved life and lived it to its fullest. Being raised April 8, 2013 at Southern Memorial Gardens in a family where family always came first, he in Dunkirk. enjoyed visiting with his two loving aunts and Rev. Gerry Headley, Calvert Hospice enjoyed his daily talks with his mother-in-law. Chaplain, officiated. Jack Reese, Tom His friends became family, too. He had a very McCann, Dr. Dimitri Zafiropulos, Robert special bond with the members of Simba Cameron, Todd Weedon, and Charles and DoJang and coached little league in his earlier Nancy Ridgeway served as pallbearers. years. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, riding Memorial contributions may be made to his motorcycles, sitting outside reading his Calvert Hospice, P.O. Bo 838, Prince Frederbible, drinking coffee, camping, traveling and ick, MD 20678 (calverthospice, org). Arrangements were provided by lastly, telling people what to do! Raymond-Wood Funeral Home, Dunkirk. Vaughn was raised as a young man in Edelen. She attended Prince George’s County public schools. Audrey was a longtime resident of Prince George’s County until moving to Dunkirk in 1966, then to Chesapeake Beach in 1980 and had lived in Prince Frederick since 2011. Primarily a homemaker, Audrey also worked briefly as a bookbinder. She loved to dance and attend social dances. She also enjoyed sewing and making Halloween costumes for her grandchildren, most of all she loved to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents and a son Donnie Detoto. Audrey is survived by her loving husband William D. Detoto and children Bobby Detoto of Chesapeake Beach and Lynda Carroll of Basye, VA. Also surviving are grandchildren Jennifer Poteet and husband Joe of Sunderland and Kelly Detoto of Gainesville, VA; great-grandchildren Claire, Fiona, and Milo Poteet and Madison Keeler; sisters Norma Madella of Port Republic and Peggy Stoneman of Edgewater, and a brother George Edelen, Jr., of Indian Head, MD. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Pat Hachmann, 90 Patricia Imelda “Pat” Hachmann, age 90 of Solomons, formerly of Lake Wylie, SC and Westfield, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 31, 1922 in New York City to the late Jean and Jack Prendergast. She was the loving wife to Beverly Kendrick Hachmann whom she married in New York City in 1947 and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2001. Pat graduated from Villa Marie Academy in 1937. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, traveling the world, reading, swimming, sailing and solving word puzzles. She moved to Calvert County in May, 1998. Pat is survived by her children, Joanne P. Evans of Rockville, MD, Janet Parker of Accokeek, MD, John Hachmann of Naples, FL, and Jeffrey Hachmann of Stow, VT; sister, Betty Kenny of Ireland; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Joan Peckiconins. Pallbearers were John Hachmann, Jeff Hachmann, John Hachmann, Jr., Nick Parker, Sam Evans, Brent Lussier, and Kevin Hachmann. The family requests contributions to be made in Pat’s memory to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School, P.O. Box 560, Solomons, MD 20688 and/or Calvert Hospice, calverthospice.org,, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.

Cathie Harrison, 52 Catherine Whalen “Cathie” Harrison, age 52, of West River passed away April 11, 2013 in Annapolis, MD after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born December 1, 1960 in Bethesda, MD to John Richard and Dorothy Cameron (Stone) Whalen. Cathie was raised in Kensington, MD and attended Holy Redeemer Catholic School and the Academy of Holy Cross High School. As an adult, she attended Anne Arundel Community College and graduated with an Associates Degree in construction management in 2000. She was employed by Whalen and Purdy Construction Company as an Assistant Project Manager and for the past seven years she was a self employed construction permit expeditor, securing permits for clients in building trades. Cathie married Kenneth Harrison on September 12, 1981 and the lived in Churchton until moving to West River in 1993. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in West River and was in many book clubs. Cathie also supported the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, as a four year cancer survivor. She enjoyed scrap booking, playing BUNCO and card games and

preparing food for her family and friends. Cathie was preceded in death by her father, John R. Whalen. She is survived by her loving husband Kenneth Harrison and children, Virginia Cameron “Ginny”, Elizabeth Catherine “Betsy” and John Lewis “Jack” Harrison, all of West River. Also surviving are her mother Dorothy S. Whalen of Kensington, MD and sisters Christy Streetman and husband Steve of Croom, MD, Carol Blorstad and husband Kurt of Lothian and Anne Whalen of Kensington, MD, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial donations in Cathie’s memory may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 (www.komen.org). Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Joan Hutchins, 69 Joan Hance Hutchins, age 69, of Venice, FL and a former resident of Calvert County, passed away April 11, 2013 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD. She was born February 15, 1944 in Prince Frederick to Claude Young and Mildred Agnes (Woodward) Hance. Joan was raised in Prince Frederick and attended Huntingtown Elementary, and Calvert Junior and High Schools, graduating in 1962. Joan married Charles Reid Hutchins on February 1, 1964 and they lived in Bladensburg, Hyattsville, and then returned to Dunkirk until 1988. They then moved to Millersville until Mr. Hutchins retired from the Maryland State Police in 1993, and have since lived in Venice, FL. Joan was a homemaker, and was also employed as a clerk at Nationwide Mutual Insurance in Annapolis, and a secretary for Kelvin Hughes, a marine navigation electronics company in Annapolis. Joan also worked for the Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C., was a rural letter carrier in Calvert County and a human resources program instructor for the US Postal Service from 1987 to 1990. Joan was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Venice, FL. She loved to travel with her husband, was an avid genealogist, and also enjoyed boating, the Chesapeake Bay and gardening. Joan was preceded in death by her father, Claude Hance. She is survived by her husband Charles Reid Hutchins, sons Michael C. Hutchins of Ocean City, and Stephen R. Hutchins and wife Mary of Arnold, grandchildren Justin M. Hutchins of Venice, FL, David J. Hutchins of Arnold, and Megan M. Hutchins of Glen Burnie and a great-granddaughter McKenna L. Montgomery. Also surviving are her mother, Mildred Hance Stinchcomb, and a sister Janet Summerville both of Millersville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1041 Route #3 North Building A, Gambrills MD 21054 (cancer.org); or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 (heart.org). Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

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Awdry Jones, 80

Alfred Columbus Johnson, age 93, was born in Lothian to the late Aaron and Louise Johnson. He was one of thirteen children. He passed away March 24, 2013. Alfred was better known as “Cruss” to most of his friends and family members. He received his education in the Anne Arundel County public schools system up to the sixth grade. He was required to work and support the family not allowing him to continue his formal education. He focused his life on being self-taught and learned how to accomplish many tasks; one which included running a successfully construction company. In 1957, Alfred was united in holy matrimony to Mary Elizabeth Jones, together they dedicated their lives to raising five children. He was a member of Sollers United Methodist Church from a young child. His carpentry skills were used to maintain upkeep on the original church building. Cruss enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, attending auctions, gardening and sharing the harvest with anyone who would receive it. He was known to have more bird and rabbit dogs than most. Raising farm animals was another one of his passions. His latest favorite passion was enjoying his grand & great grandchildren. He had many sayings, but the following were his favorite: “An idol mind is the devil’s workshop” and “Don’t tell me, show me.” He moved to Calvert County in 1967 on April fool’s day where he ran his construction company and farmed. Alfred leaves to mourn his loving wife Elizabeth of 56 years, four children, Don (Virginia) Hall of Sunderland; Alfred (Sheila) Johnson of Ammon, ID; Marvis (Dale) Stepney of Sunderland; and Steve (Lisa) Johnson of Sunderland, 12 grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, brother Joseph Johnson of Lothian, and a host of devoted and loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and wonderful friends. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patricia Ann, and 11 siblings. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Awdry Watt Jones, Sr. was born on August 9, 1932 in Airey's, MD. He was the beloved son of the late Elmer Theodore Jones and late Arelia Adline Hull Jones. He went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2013. At the age of six he started Triple Neck Grade School. In this one-room grade school, he completed 7th grade. Then he left to attend F.D. St. Clair High School. At age fourteen, he and his brother Sylian received their first horses. He graduated from F.D. St. Clair in 1951. His first job was at Phillip Packing Company before he went to college. He attended Maryland State College in the fall of 1951, majoring in Agriculture. In the spring of 1953 he pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Awdry was drafted into the Army from 1953 to 1955 as a Field Radio Technician. From August 1954 to August 1955 he was stationed in the Panama Military Service where he had the chance to explore the canal and jungle. In the fall of 1955 he returned to Maryland State College and in 1957 he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He also attended the University of Maryland, College Park from 1964-1965. After college and the military, he performed routine bacteriological analyses on radiated microorganisms in fishery products. And taught laboratory courses in Dairy and Food Processing. He was a Clinical Lab Technician at Crownsville Mental Hospital, and he was a Laboratory Technician at the Patuxent Research Center, where he worked on the Zoonoses Research Project under the supervision of Colonel D. L. Price. August 1966-January 3, 1997; he was a Biological Scientific Laboratory Technician (Microbiology) at the United States Department of Agriculture, which he retired from. Awdry was brought up in a Christian family and as a young man he attended Fork Neck United Baptist Church in Vienna, MD. In 2005 Awdry joined Adams United Methodist Church and became a very active member. He was a member of the United Methodist Men, the We Work Together Circle, a Trustee, and he gave his support to all endeavors of the church. He especially enjoyed the Bike Blessing. Awdry leaves behind: his wife, Hattie Marie Jones; children, Arelia (Wayne) Neal, Ardessa Jones,

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Andrea Jones, Omega Jones, and Ellen Jones; grandchildren, Darnell Walls, Melissa Jones, Keshia Brown, Christopher Lee, Awdry Lee, Jasmine Washington, and Brittany Lee; great-grandchildren, Darnell Walls Jr., DeAndre Walls, Dramuru Davis, Queen Chambers, Alivia Loher, Danielle Walls, Donell Phillips, Aubreigh Barnett, and Geneva Venerable; Siblings, Ardessa Pinder, Sylvian Jones Sr., Thurman Chester, Elmer (Shirley) Jones, Jr., William (Estella) Jones, Sr., Paul (Sylvia) Jones, Irene (Donnie) Webb, and Ella (James Sr.) Conaway; in-laws, Rhoda Jones, Charles (Patricia) Jones Jr. and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, Elmer and Arelia Jones; his parent-in-laws, Charles and Ellen Jones Sr.; and his sons, Awdry Watt Jones, Jr. and Gregory Darnell Jones. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Dr. Theodore Kardash, 96 Th e o d o r e Kardash M.D., a recent resident of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home passed away on April 9, 2013 at the age of 96. He was born on April 1, 1917 in Baltimore, MD where he lived and practiced his whole life. He graduated from City College, the University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland Medical School. Ted served as a physician in World War II in the Navy as a Lt JG with the Marine Corps 1st. Division stationed in Guam. . He also served with the 3rd. Marine Division stationed in China. He was released under honorable conditions in July 1946. He was awarded the Victory Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon. Believing in community involvement, he taught at the University of Maryland Medical School, volunteered time at the Women’s Correction Center in Jessup, Bendix Corporation, and the United States Mariners Hospital. He became head of GYN services at Maryland General Hospital where he remained until retiring, leaving “during the golden age of medicine.” Ted is missed and always remembered as the consummate professional. He loved playing golf and was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, and the Country Club of Maryland. He enjoyed Preakness weekend festivities with family and friends for over 50 consecutive years. Ted was preceded in death by Margaret, his wife of 70 years, his parents, Camilla and Frank Kardash, and brothers John, Paul, and James. He is survived by brother Michael Kardash, of Rehoboth, DE, his daughter Linda Armiger, her husband Charles, son Daniel Kardash and wife Jeanne. Granddaughters, are Kelly Franz, Melissa Miller, Jennifer Trunk; great-grandchildren are Logan, MacKenzie, Peyton, Rory, Camdyn, and Mia. Services and Interment will be private. Arrangements were handled by Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., Lusby.

Alverta Keefe, 95 Mary Alverta Keefe “Berts,” age 95, of Solomons, passed away on April 3, 2013 in Solomons Nursing Center, Solomons. She was born in Solomons, on March 27, 1918 to the late Joseph R. Langley and Maud Thompson Langley. She was the beloved wife to the late Clellan Kenneth Keefe who passed away on November 3, 2008. Alverta attended Solomons public school. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons. Her hobbies included knitting, counter-cross stitching, needle pointing, gardening, crabbing and hanging wallpaper. Alverta is survived by her children, Judy and her husband William Gerwig of Carroll County, MD; James A. and his wife M. Carrie Forrest of Lusby, and William C. and his wife Carolyn Keefe of Solomons; grandchildren, Quentin Forrest, Corenne and her husband Max Grimes, Catherine and her husband Fred Whitney, Chris and his wife Jill Forrest all of Lusby; Sally Keefe Webber and her husband Peter of Boulder, CO; Amy and her husband Eric Werking of Solomons; Tim and his wife Diane Gerwig of CO; Jeff and his wife Karen Barrett of Westminster, MD; Kenny and his wife Cheryl Gigliotti of Ft. Worth, TX; Jimmy and his wife Lee Gigliotti and Billy and his wife Rhonda Gigliotti both of Granbury, TX; Patricia Schiele of Lusby; Molly and her husband Joe Rainey of Coronado, CA; and Karen and her husband Bob Anderson of Annapolis; son-in-law F. Patrick Gigliotti of Lusby; 37 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Mary Lavinia Gigliotti; siblings, Frederick, Rodie, Leon, Vincent, Melvin and Leslie Langley, Amy Lankford and Mazzie Hill. Memorial contributions may be made in Alverta’s memory to Our Lady Star of the Sea’s Support a Student Fund, P. O. Box 560, Solomons MD 20688 (online: olss.org). Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby, handled arrangements.

Clyde Mackall, 64 Clyde Junior Mackall was born May 12, 1948 to the late Clyde James Mackall and Alverta Mary (Gross) Mackall. Clyde attended and received his education within the public school system of Calvert County, Maryland. Clyde worked as a laborer and performed carpentry work for several construction companies during his life in Maryland and Washington, DC. On Monday, April 8, 2013, he departed this life at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Clyde loved and appreciated his children and would talk to them when things were bothering them. He never had any reserve in giving them his opinion on things but he also let


them know that he was proud of them. He stressed to them the importance of saving and spending wisely and also talked to them about his childhood while growing up in Battlecreek, MD. He talked about how his mother and aunts, although they did not have much, helped each other and looked out for one another. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, car racing, collectible cars, baseball, softball and wearing a nice hat. When you needed a laugh, Clyde definitely knew how to make it possible and he had what you could definitely call a "feistiness" and "spunk" about him. In the Bible, it says that children should honor their mother and father, and that is what his children did and will continue to do. His life taught his children that hard times can come but when they do, never give up despite what comes your way and you can make it through those hard times because God will never give up on you and he's always there for you. In 1970, Clyde married Judy Mackall (Morsell) and from this union they had four children; Lisa Mackall-Jones, Katina Mackall, Clyde Christopher Mackall, and Toby Mackall (Michelle). Clyde also leaves another son, Jamar Harrod; five sisters; Rosa Lee, Excella, and Carolyn Jones (Mackall), Laverne and Detris Johnson; eight brothers, Leroy, Kenneth, Troy, and Terrence Mackall, Lorraine, Tyrone, Vaughn, Cornell Johnson; nine grandchildren, Bianca, Kyra, Tiana, Karon, Ahmad, Mikayla, Toby Jr., Robert Jr., and Thomas Harding; along with a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Alverta Mary Mackall (Gross) and father Clyde James Mackall, one sister Mary Lane, and one brother James (Jimmy) Mackall. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Elsie McClannan, 69 Elsie Yates McClannan of New Port Richey, FL and North Beach, MD was born July 29, 1943 and passed away on April 13, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Bowen Yates and Reas McClannan. She was the loving and wonderful mother of William Yates and his wife Robin, and proud grandmother of Bo Yates and Brooke Yates, sister of Annie Wilson. Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Karen Nevius, 55

Karen was employed as a station clerk with the Prince George’s County Police Department for over 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting and won many blue ribbons at county fairs. Karen was a kind and gentle hearted person always willing to help other people or animals in need. She enjoyed watching old movies and television series and watching the trains traveling near her home. Karen was interested in her family history and researched her genealogy. She truly loved her nieces and enjoyed spoiling them. She was preceded in death by her father Donald G. Nevius Surviving are her mother Ursula A. Nevius of Shady Side; brother Andy Nevius and his significant other Pam Barry of Churchton; sister Mary Arnold and her husband Mike of Punta Gorda, FL and nieces Emily Arnold of Shady Side, and Andria Arnold of Tampa, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to any ASPCA. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Jon Ogden, 60 Jon Waverly Ogden, age 60, of Prince Frederick entered into rest on April 6, 2013 in Washington D.C.. He was born April 3, 1953 to the late Waverly and Regina Ogden of Prince

Frederick. Jon is survived by his loving wife, Janice Rawlings Ogden, his beloved son, Jon Ryan Ogden and future daughter-in-law, Sara Marie Waid. Jon was a native of Calvert County and graduated from Calvert High School in 1971. He worked for 30 years at the State Highway Administration in Prince Frederick. Jon worked closely with the Adopt-a-Highway Program. Jon had a zest for life. He took great pleasure in spending time with his family and often traveled to various parts of the US with his wife and son. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed sharing his passion for bowling by mentoring children in the sport. Jon’s favorite prodigy was his son, Jon Ryan. Jon was a devoted football enthusiast and was often quoted as being a “die hard” Redskins fan. Jon will be greatly missed by all his friends and family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a generous heart. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen VA 23058, heart.org. Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements.

Frank A. and Agnes G. (Dant) Rooney. Ted was raised in the District and attended D.C. public schools. He married Shirley Anne Pfeifer on November 3, 1957 and they lived in Northeast Washington, then moved to Hyattsville in 1960 and have lived in Huntingtown since 1994. Ted was a self-employed machinist in the printing and binding industry for 38 years. He owned and operated Machinist, Inc., in Southeast Washington, until his retirement in1994. He was a member of the Machinist Union and the American Legion. In his leisure time, Ted enjoyed fishing, boating and was an accomplished craftsman and woodworker. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Raymond Rooney and a sister Jeanette Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Anne Rooney and daughters Katherine M. “Kathie” Howell of Columbia, MD and Robin Marie Scott of Chesapeake Beach. Also surviving are grandchildren Jennifer Faith Spadaro and John Michael Tierney, both of Chesapeake Beach, a sister Teresa Thompson of Gambrills, MD and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be sent to the Calvert Animal Welfare League, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd. P. O. Box 1660, Prince Frederick MD 20678 (cawlrescue.org). Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled the arrangements.

Diana Striegel-Rosengrant, 57 Diana Rose Striegel-Rosengrant, age 57, of Lexington Park, passed away suddenly on March 30, 2013 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown. She was born in New York on October 20, 1955 to Mary Todaro Striegel and the late George Striegel. Mary previously lived in Buffalo, NY and she relocated to Maryland in the early 80’s. A majority of her family still resides in upstate New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and worked at the Chesapeake Biological Lab, Solomons in the 80’s. Diana is survived by her beloved mother, Mary Striegel of Crofton, MD; daughter, Jessica Rosengrant of Lusby; sons, Nathaniel Rosengrant, John Drinks, and a grandson, Jacob Rosengrant all of Lexington Park; sister Adrienne Striegel of Crofton, MD and her devoted companion Thomas A. “Nick” Nicoloss of Lexington Park. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Diana’s memory to the charity of your choice. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.

Karen Elizabeth Nevius, age 55, of Laurel, Ted Rooney, 80 Audrey Sherman, 66 formerly of Southern Audrey Elizabeth F r a n c i s Anne Arundel County, Sherman, age 66, of Theodore “Ted” passed away suddenly on Forestville, MD passed Rooney, age 80, of April 6, 2013 at Howard away on April 2, 2013 at Huntingtown, County General her home. formerly a resident of Hospital, Columbia, She was born on Hyattsville, passed MD. November 17, 1946 in away April 3, 2013 at She was born in Washington DC to the his daughter’s home in Takoma Park, MD on November 11, 1957 to late Melvin and Fannie Chesapeake Beach. Donald Garner and Ursula Ann (Yurawecz) Nevius. Faucette Anderson. He was born She was raised in Southern Anne Arundel County Audrey loved the outdoors, swimming pools, and was a 1975 graduate of Southern High School. August 22, 1932 in Washington, D.C. to

cookouts and spending quality time with her family and children. She was the beloved wife of Charles “Butch” Sherman of Forestville; devoted mother of Dawn Brash of Broomes Island, and Nathan “Nate” Sherman of Forestville. She was the grandmother of Sabrina Harbin of Port Republic, and Nathan Sherman of LaPlata. She is also survived by great grandchildren Ryan Ball and Everett Pirner both of Port Republic, and a brother Alvis Anderson of Lusby, and many nieces, nephews and other family members. Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice of the Chesapeake, 455 Defense Highway, Annapolis MD 21401 (hospicechesapeake.org); Calvert Animal Welfare League, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., P. O. Box 1660, Prince Frederick MD 20678 (cawlrescue.org); or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium MD 21093 (alz.org). Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements.

Margaret Ward, 97 Margaret Lorene Grover Ward, age 97, of Lusby passed away at Calvert County Nursing Center on April 12, 2013. She was born on February 1, 1916 on Strathmore Farm in Solomons to the late Eva Garner Grover and Wilbur Grover. There were eight children in the family; being the oldest daughter she assumed many of the household responsibilities. From an early age she was called “Sissie” by her siblings and later “Aunt Sissie” by nieces and nephews. When her first sister-in-law joined the family she nicknamed her “Sarge” because of the way she ran the household. She resided in Calvert County her entire life. On September 14, 1940 she married Thomas (Jimmy) Ward. Margaret was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church faithfully serving wherever she was needed. She was an active member in many community organizations volunteering many hours to help others. During her lifetime she donated ten gallons of blood to the Red Cross Blood Bank. Margaret was known for being willing to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it. She was preceded in death by her husband and six of her siblings; brothers Garner (Pete) Grover and William Grover and sisters Sarah Lee McNemar, Edith Mae Gates, Lucille Mackiewicz and Lillian Wilson. Survivors include her brother, Douglas Grover of Texas; daughter Lorene and her husband Bill Bates of Lusby; grandchildren Jennifer and her husband Joe Hudson, Kristin and her husband Rob Halstead and Billy Bates. She is also survived by her six great grandchildren; Jade and Jordan Hudson, Nathan, Alison and Emily Halstead and Jamison Bates and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 11000 H. G. Trueman Road, Lusby MD 20657 (stpaul-lusby.org); or the Calvert County Nursing Center, 85 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick MD 20678. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

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Ruth Smith, 80 Ruth Mamie Smith (Mackall) was born on March 7, 1933, in Lower Marlboro, MD to the late Joseph and Elsie Mackall. Ruth departed this life to rest in the arms of her Saviour Jesus Christ on April 6, 2013 after a

brief illness. She was educated in Calvert County Public School system. She was one of 19 children. Ruth entered into holy matrimony with the late Bernard Smith. After the passing of her husband, one son was born with the late George Taylor. Ruth’s occupations include working at Warren Denton Oyster House, the gymnasium director at Mutual Elementary for Parks and Recreation, retail associate at Ben Franklin and Raymond Harris’ gas station. She also worked the tobacco fields of Calvert County. She was an all-out hard worker all of her life. Ruth’s accomplishments include becoming the United States National Oyster Shucking Champion. Ruth was a three time National Champion and went to Ireland to compete in the International Oyster Shucking Championship representing the United States. In 1982, she was honored by the Saint Mary’s Rotary Club for her excellent oyster shucking skills as well. Ruth also enjoyed singing with the Wayward Travelers that consisted of her Uncle Elmer Mackall, Aunt Mable Hawkins, her best friend, Willa Mae Cooke and Hortense Wilson. When the weather permitted, you could find her hanging out with her neighborhood posse, cooking out and keeping an eye on the neighborhood. Ruth loved crossword puzzles, yard sales or “saling” as she would call it while laughing, and being with her family and having fun with friends. Ruth was a devoted member of Brooks United Methodist Church and a member of the Sanctuary Choir. She enjoyed watching the live video stream when she was unable to attend church. Ruth was the matriarch and pillar of her family. She was known for being humble, honest, generous and encouraging. Her infectious laughter and trademark sense of humor were present all the way to the end. Our hearts are comforted knowing that she is with the Lord and watching over us. Ruth will forever be remembered by her devoted siblings, beloved child, Frederick (Freddie) Taylor; treasured grandchildren, Anthony Taylor, Sr. (Mona), Tanya Taylor, Monica Taylor, Yolanda Hall and Shawntia Hall; two brothers, Donald (Jane) Mackall, Kenneth Mackall; sister, Ann. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

John Theunissen, 78

(Schaeffer) Theunissen.

W. John Theunissen, age 78, of Owings, passed away on April 13, 2013 at the age of 78. He was born on September 24, 1934 in Washington, DC, to William John L. Theunissen and Alma

He was a former Scout Master for Troop 1237 in Clinton, MD and retired from GSA as a Contracting Officer. In 1988, the family moved to Owings. John loved boats, fishing and enjoyed making lures. He was a member of the MSSA (Maryland Saltwater Sport Fishers Association) and past president of the Southern Maryland Chapter. Travel and family vacations were always an exciting time for John and his family. Sharing those cherished times together kept the family close to each other. For over 54 years, John was the beloved husband of Ann (Russell) Theunissen and the loving father of Lydia Theunissen, Philip Theunissen and his wife, Janis and Daniel Theunessen and his wife, Denise. He was the devoted grandfather of Emma, Alayna, Michael, Katherine and Gabrielle Theunissen. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211. Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Hugh Turley, 83 Hugh Turley, age 83, of Churchton passed away April 5, 2013 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was born June 23, 1929 in Port Chester, NY to Hugh and Catherine (McCluskey) Turley. He was raised in County Down, Northern Ireland. While a teenager, Hugh worked as an apprentice to a coffin maker and later became a cabinet maker. Hugh joined the United States Army and served in the 28th Replacement Regimen from 1952 to 1955. He was disembarked to Indian Head, MD in 1955 and was honorably discharged in May 1960. A 20-year resident of District Heights, MD, he moved to Churchton in 1988. He was a lifetime member of the Carpenters Union, having proudly served as organizer and business agent for Local 1145. Hugh was also a Fourth-Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was an active member of Covenant of Jesus the Good Shepherd in Owings. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, outings with his many close friends, and using his considerable talents as a carpenter to help anyone in need, especially many churches in the area. He was preceded in death by a son Daniel B. Turley and a brother, Harold Turley. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Evelyn Turley; five children Patrick O. Turley and his wife Jennifer of Churchton; John H. Turley of Waldorf, Anne M. Dillon and her husband Chris of Dunkirk; Hugh Turley of Hagerstown and Shelia G. Turley of Annapolis; grandchildren Ashley, Danny, Amanda, Anna, Candace, Brandon, Jenna, Shannon, Cara, Alyssa, Kathleen, Sarah and one great-granddaughter Tiffany. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

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John Henry Wayson, 95 John Henry Wayson, age 95, of Middletown, VA and a former resident of Lothian, passed away April 9, 2013 in Winchester, VA. He was born May 9, 1917 in Jewell, now a part of Dunkirk, to Robert A. and Daisy B. (Ward) Wayson. John Henry was raised in Jewell and attended the former McKendree School. He was a lifelong farmer, raising tobacco, feed grains, turkeys, dairy cows and hogs. He was also a bus driver for over 30 years, working for Owens and later Spriggs Bus Services. John Henry married Frances Crandell on November 12, 1939 and they lived in Lothian until moving to Virginia in 2006. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lothian and was also a member of the Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau while he was actively farming. John Henry enjoyed baseball which he played in his youth and later played softball for many years as an adult. He also enjoyed watching basketball on TV and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and his dog Max. John Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Frances and siblings Thelma E. Sherbert, Robert A. Wayson, Genevieve A. Markham and Betty J. Wayson. He is survived by a son John Richard “Dicky” Wayson and wife Linda of Middletown, VA; granddaughters Shannon W. Ford and husband Cory of Winchester, VA and Lottie W. Kohl and husband Geoff of North Augusta, SC. Also surviving are great grandchildren Mark and Wyatt Ford; a sister Anna M. Buck of Upper Marlboro and a brother Roland B. Wayson of Dunkirk. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wesley Chapel U.M. Church, 1010 Wrighton Road, Lothian MD 20711. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Vincent Goldsmith, 70 Vincent Ballenger Goldsmith, Jr., age 70, of Port Republic, died April 14, 2013, at Charles County Nursing and Rehab in La Plata. He was born Dec. 5, 1942, in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Suitland High School in 1960. He was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. He was married to Peggy Goldsmith from 1963-1973 and they had two sons, Vincent III and Robert. He met Audrey Niemeyer in 1988 and they have been together since that time. He worked for several years repairing major appliances and could fix just about anything mechanical. In the early 70’s, he went into real estate, selling hundreds of new homes in St. Charles in Waldorf. After that, he started a home building business with his sons where he went on to build new homes throughout Southern Maryland. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, crabbing, poker and trap shooting. He also was a licensed pilot and owned his own plane at one time. He was an avid Redskins fan and enjoyed cooking. But the thing he most loved was people. He would talk to anyone about anything at any time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Vincent Goldsmith Sr.; and brother, Michael Goldsmith; and his youngest son, Robert Goldsmith. He is survived by his long-time partner of 25 years, Audrey Niemeyer, her daughter Bonnie Maurer and her grandson Teddy Blankenbaker (both of whom he loved as his own); also by his son Vincent III, grandson, Vincent IV, granddaughter, Kody Michele, and he has a third grandchild due the middle of June. He is also survived by sisters, Ann Morris, Mary Stone, Gloria Griffey and Nancy Mullen and by brothers, Wayne, David and Tommy Goldsmith. Also by many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends throughout Southern Maryland. The family will receive friends on Saturday April 20, 2013 at Rausch Funeral Home 8325, Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD. from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a memorial service to follow.

Barbara Smith, 87 Barbara Gibbons Smith, age 87, a Galesville resident since 2000, and previously of Bowie, died April 11 at home, following a brief illness. She was born February 7, 1926 in Worcester, MA, graduating in 1945 from the Worcester School of Business the first graduate of the Airline Program. Employed with Capital Airlines, Barbara helped open the LaGuardia Airport, working at the ticket counter and in operations for LaGuardia. After moving to Bowie, she worked for over 15 years at the Peebles Department Store as the buyer of women's wear. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in West River. Barbara enjoyed world travel, gardening, attending garage sales, and decorating her home at Christmas time, where she won many awards. In 1992, Barbara was preceded in death by her first husband, William F. Gibbons. She was also predeceased by her brother, James J. Wrightson; and sister, Claire Kovanian. Barbara is survived by her husband, John E. "Jack" Smith Jr.; sons, William F. Gibbons Jr. of Galesville, John E. Smith III and wife, Connie, of Shady Side; daughters, Cynthia Goldbach and husband, Frank, of Leonardtown, Patricia G. Adams and husband, Les, of Annapolis, and Barbara M. Duvall and husband, Lindsey of Millersville, Linda J. Bigham and husband, Brian, of Grasonville, and Susan Cosden and husband, Don, of Shady Side; and sisters, Eleanor Buss and Patricia Reardon, both of Worcester, MA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lori and Michael Goldbach, Lauren, William, Robert and James Gibbons, Michael Adams, Rebecca, Elisabeth, Suzanne and Colleen Duvall, John Smith IV, Joseph and Jeffrey Smith; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401. Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville handled arrangements.


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Help Wanted Part-Time Grounds Assistant: At Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Dowell. Hourly pay range $9 to $12 per hour depending on experience and background. Work part time (14-29 hrs/week) includes some weekends, evenings, weddings & special events. Apply with resume and three professional references: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, P.O. Box 99, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD 20629. Phone: (410) 326-4640. annmariegarden.org Facility Rental Coordinator (Deadline to apply: May 24, 2013 Contract, commission-based position) Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is seeking a dynamic, goal-oriented, personable, highly competitive and strongly self-motivated individual to manage and expand the facility rental program. Responsible business development, marketing and promotion, and for the coordination and management of all aspects of rental from initial engagement to post-rental follow up. The successful Coordinator will be able to meet or exceed budget revenue goals and to ensure that the user experience is positive resulting in repeat rentals. Coordinator will report to the Executive Director. Apply to: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, P.O. Box 99, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD 20629. Phone: (410) 326-4640. annmariegarden.org.

Volunteers Needed Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) is a five-year, joint project of the Natural History Society of Maryland and Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The goal is to document Maryland’s amphibian and reptile species using a systematic and repeatable approach, and will establish a baseline for future tracking. The information gained through volunteers will be used to promote the conservation and protection of Maryland’s 90+ species of frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, lizards, and snakes. Volunteers are needed to document the statewide distribution of Maryland’s amphibians and reptiles. If you’d like to help, contact the Statewide Coordinator, Heather Cunningham, Ph.D., at (443) 434-3166; email hcunningham@marylandnature.org or visit the MARA website to find your county coordinator and the latest project newsletter: marylandnature.org/mara.

Pets Meet Betty White! Like her namesake, Betty is proof that mature girls can be a lot of fun! At seven years old, Betty is still full of pep and has lots of love to give. She loves everyone and has excellent house manners. While she gets along with calm dogs, Betty would prefer a home where she is the only dog. For more information, please visit: HumaneSocietyOfCalvertCounty.org or visit all the animals available in person at the Humane Society of Calvert County, 2210 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland. Phone: (410) 257-4908. Be sure to say you read about this pet in the Chesapeake Current! Here are a few of the pets available for adoption from Anne Arundel Animal Control this week: Caitlyn Caitlyn is a domestic medium hair black/brown tiger. She’s estimated to be about two years old and was brought in to Animal Control as a stray by a citizen. Teddy Teddy is a brown and black tabby, domestic short hair cat who has been altered and is estimated to be about six years old. He had to be given up by his family. For more information about these or any of the many other lovable animals currently needing homes, contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control at (410) 222-8900. Be sure to say you saw them in the Chesapeake Current! (Note: Animal Control is closed on Mondays).

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CURRENT EVENTS Go Green at Expo Want to know how you can save on your electric bill? How would you like to switch to solar or wind energy? The Calvert County Citizen’s Green Team invites you to their 5th Annual Green Expo on Sat., April 20 at Annmarie Garden in Dowell (Solomons) where you can find out all about the latest and greatest green initatives and products. Hours are 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It’s a family-friendly event so bring the kids. In fact, several local schools will have students showing their green projects, which are very educational. You can also meet vendors, see product demonstrations, ask questions, browse new green craft exhibits and eat locally grown food while learning about new resource-conserving technologies. You’ll also learn ways to reduce your energy bills and water usage, how you can save through Maryland and Federal tax incentives and rebates for weatherization. A wide array of green vendors and products will be on display along with ways you can reuse rather than throw away items, recycle and compost. Contractors will be there to show you what it takes to upgrade your HVAC system using solar, wind and geothermal technologies.

Mark Willis, the Calvert County representative to the Green Team, says one attraction this year is cash and carry vendors and crafters. “We have a lot of good contributors. We do all this all-volunteer, and without those volunteers, we couldn’t do it. Enthusiasm helps it grow every year.” Dennis DiBello, co-chair of the Citizen’s Green Team, tells the Chesapeake Current, “We expect a record crowd this year because we’re the only county in Southern Maryland having

such an event – St. Mary’s and Charles Counties are not having theirs this year. I think there’s a business group in Leonardtown doing something. But as for a Green Expo, we’re the only one.” Willis said there were about 600 people at last year’s event, and joked that fellow team member and School Board Member Dawn Ballinksi is expecting “1,000 this year.” “The Green Expo is phenomenal. Here we are in final days and we’re maxing out our booth space!” DiBello adds. Although his business is working as a green consultant, DiBello says volunteers, “to help people from wasting money foolishly. We really want to keep this as a lasting thing. We needed good venue, and we found it at Annmarie Garden. “What we want to do is tie green into everyday life. It’s a spring event - an Earth Day theme. And one of the new things we’ll also have this year is an RV thing from MD Environmental where they will be talking about green jobs,” DiBello adds. “We’ve matured. It is fantastic, it really is. We’ve gone from just a popular idea to a niche where we’re fulfilling a need,” DiBello says. “Green is here to stay and its being built into our everyday lives – people want to save money, save our environment, and make a difference every day.” One thing that will be passed out to all who attend is a booklet created by the team and funded by the County Board of Commissioners last year called “From Our Back Yard to our Bay” It’s packed with practical tips on how you can both conerve and save money just by doing simple things.

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Eastern Shore Boat Trip Planned A cruise on the beautiful Choptank River in Dorchester County aboard a working replica of an authentic paddle wheel riverboat, followed by a crab feast, will delight guests of the Captain Avery Museum on June 19 on this coach excursion. The deadline for reservations is May 1. The cost is $89 for members and $99 for non-members. Reservations may be made on the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site (captainaverymuseum.org), or by contacting Trip Coordinator Roberta Dorn at (410) 798 5618 or online at roberta441@verizon.net. The cruise will traverse the calm waters of the Choptank from Hurlock to Cambridge and return. Guest will enjoy

watching waterfowl and other wildlife along the winding riverbank, and seeing local watermen at work. At the conclusion, guests will enjoy a delicious feast consisting of steamed crabs, crab soup, fried chicken, clam strips, corn on the cob, cole slaw, dessert, and beverages, served in the famous Suicide Bridge Restaurant. Transportation, the boat trip, crab feast, and all gratuities are included in the price. The coach will depart from the Edgewater Kmart at 9 a.m. and return at 3:30. Guests are urged to make their reservations by May 1 because they will not want to miss this fun day!

Artists Mark Milestones What a long way theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come! Artworks @7th is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a gallery reception April 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also their one-year anniversary in their current space. Back in 2003 a group of local artists came together and through vision, cooperation, and hard work, opened a cooperative art gallery on 7th Street in North Beach. Artworks @7th has grown from their humble beginnings in the attic of Nice & Fleazy Antiques to their second location at 9128 Bay Avenue to finally moving to 9100 Bay Avenue, their current location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people join for the opportunity to show their work with other artists in an exhibition space run by the artists themselvesâ&#x20AC;?, says Kathleen Addario, one of the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founding members. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a waiting list for artists to join.

The works on display consist of one-of-a-kind ceramic, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography and fiber art, which are also available for purchase. Artworks @ 7thâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular hours are Thursday 11-6, Fridays and Saturdays 11-9, and Sundays 11-6.

Sign Up Now For 5K Farming 4 Hunger is teaming up with Calvert Memorial Hospital and its partners to sponsor a 5K walk/run on May 11 at Serenity Farms in Benedict to raise funds that will be used to grow produce for area food pantries. The family friendly event is also intended to raise awareness about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables to fight disease and obesity. The cross-country course winds through a working farm complete with farm animals and rolling fields along the Patuxent River. Those who sign up for the 5K before May 1 pay the â&#x20AC;&#x153;early bidâ&#x20AC;? fee of $30 and are guaranteed a race T-shirt. The fee on race day is $40. The event is free for ages 12 and under. Go to active.com to register online or visit farming4hunger.com for mail-in registration. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. with a warm-up. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want participants to know their

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Bernie Fowler, Jr. looks out from the hilltop over the fields at Serenity Farms that will host the Farming 4 Hunger 5K on May 11 to raise funds that will be used to grow produce for area food pantries.

footsteps are going to put food on peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tables,â&#x20AC;? said Bernie Fowler, Jr. who founded the local non-profit Farming 4 Hunger. Last year, the all-volunteer organization provided over 400,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, which was distributed to families in Southern Maryland. Their goal for this year is two million pounds.


Rumors Can Be Very Funny! By Sid Curl Twin Beach Players has spent the last two weeks playing “Rumors” by Neil Simon at the Boys and Girls Club in North Beach. Audiences have been highly entertained by the word play and uproariously funny situations in Neil Simon’s first farce. If you haven’t seen it yet – you have one more weekend to get in on the fun! Farce is defined as; a light dramatic composition marked by broadly satirical comedy and improbable plot. That is exactly what this story is; a situation of an anniversary party gone wrong. The host has shot himself, and the hostess has disappeared! The guests are arriving and each couple is presented with a different scenario of what has happened and thus the rumors are spread. The difficulty of performing Mr. Simon’s work is that there is always a set! And while sets are good, Mr. Simon always writes in such a way that the set also has to be counted as a character. And oh, what a character this set is! The setting is a townhouse in upper New York and is described as a richer neighborhood with two floors. This means steps, this means upper floor, this means doors for bedroom entrances on upper floor. This means that the set designer (me) is driven crazy creating what the audience can view but also what is the backstage structure, that safely supports upper floor and doesn’t present a danger to the actors that have ascend and descend the stairs in rapid motion. Farce always has slamming doors, pratfalls, slapstick humor and improbable situations and Neil carries this to the ‘nth degree with his sense of humor of what the set demands. But carpenters are required to build a structure that will not cave in and I was very fortunate that two local carpenters, Richard Keefe Jr. and Dean Stokes, have volunteered their time to make this set appear as I had designed it. Carpeting, railings wainscoting all intended to add to the realism of what is

the interior of a house as designed by Wendy Cranford, Lynda Collins made the furniture fit to the interior by tricks of bed sheets and Justyn Christofel and Katherine Willham added their expertise in final touches. There are of course several others that helped create this funny scenario but you will have to come to the show and read the program to find their names. So when you attend the last weekend of “Rumors” by Neil Simon and have the wonderful time that I know you will have, look at the cast list and think that The Set will be performed by The Set. And if you would like a backstage tour to view the infrastructure, ask for Sid. For reservations or information go to twinbeachplayers.com or “like” us on Facebook. About the Author: Sid Curl of Prince Frederick is President of the Twin Beach Players theatre group.

RWL Marks Anniversary The Republican Women Leaders of Calvert (RWLC) celebrated the 10th anniversary of their founding on Sunday, April 14 at Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick. Current RWLC President Carolyn Rice welcomed nearly 100 guests to the event, during which the many women who helped change the face and makeup of Calvert County were thanked and recognized. Pictured are Commissioner Steve Weems, Central Committee Chair Ella Ennis, Delegate Mark Fisher, RWLC President Carolyn Rice, Commissioner Susan Shaw (holding grandson Collin), MD Interim GOP Chair Diana Waterman, Treasurer Nova Soper, Delegate

Tony O’Donnell, Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt; not pictured but present at the event, Commissioner Pat Nutter and Judge Leslie Downs.

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CURRENT EVENTS Weekends thru April 21:

April 20- April 21 as well as the surrounding parking lots for repaving and stripping. The library will be closed on April 20 due to building closure and will reopen Monday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. For more information, call Robyn Truslow at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.

Twin Beach Players presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at the North Beach Boys & Girls Club (Dayton Avenue at 4th Street), Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets $12. TBP Members, Seniors, Military & Friday, April 19 Students $10. Ticket information (410) 286-1890 or www.twinbeachplayers.com First Silent/Live Auction: Northern or www.faceboook.com/twinbeachplayers Middle School PTSA Buffet Dinner, Live Jazz Entertainment and Silent Auction. Adults - $20.00 each, $25.00 at the door: Students - $12.50 each, $15.00 at the Thursday, April 18 door: (Children 5 and under eat free). PEM Talks: Sustainable Chesapeake – Live Auction will begin during the Restoring Oysters to the Chesapeake: dessert/coffee bar hour. Silent Auction 6:30-9 p.m. at the Calvert Marine 5:30-7:00 p.m. Dinner served at 7:30 Museum, Ken Paynter will talk about p.m. continuing efforts to restore the oyster population to the Chesapeake for this 3on3 Student Basketball Tournament: Paleontology, Environment and 6:00 p.m. in the Northern Middle School Maritime History event. Come taste an Gym ($3 General Admission). All Calvert authentic Chesapeake oyster and County Middle/High School students are participants who are over 21 can have a invited to participate in the Basketball glass of wine from a local winery. 14200 $5 participants’ fee Solomons Island Road, Solomons, (410) Tournament. (includes all concessions & game prize). 326-2042. Special Guest appearances by John Booty, NFL- Former NY Giants & Philadelphia Friday & Saturday April 19-20 Eagles Player; Tony Massenburg, NBA Finals 2005 World Champion - San Renaissance Festival at College of Antonio Spurs; and Gary Clark, NFLSouthern Maryland La Plata Campus from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., featuring Washington Redskins 2x super Bowl theatre, music, art, games, and food. Free Champion. Photo op & autographs will admission to festival (Fees for food, be allowed. Team Prize to be awarded to purchases, and games) All-Day Wrist tournament winners + bragging rights!! Band: $10. Information, contact: Lauria Turner at lnewkirkturner@ymail.com or call (301) - 2954 Chaneyville Rd, Friday - Sunday April 19-21 875-7304 Owings. Community Cleanup: The Town of North Beach will provide dumpsters for residents to dispose of all items except for Saturday, April 20 hazardous materials. The dumpsters will be located near the corners of 2nd Street 5th Annual Calvert County GREEN & Greenwood Avenue; 5th Street & EXPO: and Green Craft Fair at Chesapeake Avenue; and, 7th Street and Annmarie Garden from 10:00 a.m. – Chesapeake Avenue. Call North Beach 4:00 p.m. FREE! Great vendors, Town Hall with questions: (301) demonstrations, educational booths, 855-6681. family activities, indoor and outdoor exhibits, food and drinks. 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons, 410-326-4640 or Sat. & Sun., April 20-21 annmariegarden.org. Spring Fling Tennis Tournament: The "Milkshake" Duo Music Concert at Calvert County Tennis Association (CCTA), being a 501 (C) 3 corporation, 11:00 a.m. in the Calvert Marine uses the funds from the tournament to Museum auditorium. Led by singer Lisa conduct several clinics for adaptive Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, participants (people with mental and/or Milkshake has won over preschoolers physical disabilities). The tournament is with their authentic rock & roll spirit. scheduled for April 20 and 21 at Cove Concert is FREE, sponsored by PNC Point Park. It is opened to the public. "Grow Up Great" Initiative. There will be singles and doubles for both men and women. The application for the Bring Your Parents to the Museum tournament is on the web site: Day! Special activities from 10:00 a.m. to www.calverttennis.org. For any other 5:00 p.m. throughout the Chesapeake information contact Peter Siegert (410) Marine Museum designed for the 326-4822 or Bryan Howell at (410) 586 younger set will demonstrate how parents 2005 can use the museum as a fun, interactive Community Center & Library Closed: learning experience for their toddlers and The Southern Community Center located preschoolers. (410) 326-2042 or calvertmarinemuseum.com. at 20 Appeal Lane Lusby, will be closed


CURRENT EVENTS Saturday, April 20 (con’t) Garden Smarter: Home grown salad greens can be yours April to November. Watch a demonstration on building and planting a salad box – great for decks, patios, condos, and apartments. Garden Smarter sessions are held at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick Branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. 10:00 a.m. Free! Discovering Archaeology Day: Experience, discover, learn and have fun exploring the what, where and how of archaeology. Demonstrations, tours and activities for budding archaeologists of any age! Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 410-586-8562 or jefpat.org Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP): returns Saturday, April 20. A Maryland tradition for 76 years, the Pilgrimage offers visitors the opportunity to explore some of Maryland’s most fascinating and noteworthy properties. The 2013 tour includes private homes, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites in Anne Arundel County-Annapolis: Wardour (Saturday, April 20). The tour is $30 when purchased in advance. Lunches will be available on all the county tours. Tickets and information at mhgp.org or (410) 821-6933. Proceeds will benefit the Charles Carroll House and Gardens in downtown Annapolis. This remarkable urban, waterfront landscape and Georgian mansion is the birthplace of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Celebrate Earth Day: Volunteers are needed to help plant 900 perennials around the new Bio-Swale-Rain Garden. Bring your gloves and trowel and join the fun at 9:00 a.m. at the Captain Salem Avery Museum in Shady Side. Backup date if it rains: Sunday, April 21st at 9:00 a.m. Spaghetti Dinner, Dance, Silent Auction: At the Elks Lodge in Deale, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Dinner benefits the Southern High School Baseball Program. Tickets are $10.00 per person/$15.00 per couple, or $20.00 for a family of three or more. Call Shawna Simmons at (410) 320-7513 for tickets and information.

Sunday, April 21 Chesapeake Community Chorus: Like to sing? We’re an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at (301) 855-7477 for more information. Our next practice is Sunday,

Sunday, April 21 (con’t)

Saturday, April 27 (con’t)

April 21, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., North North Beach 6th Annual Plant the Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Town; Beach & Marsh Clean-Up: Everyone is invited to meet at the Avenue, North Beach. Welcome Center at 8:00 a.m. to help Spaghetti Supper: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. plant the flower beds along Bay Avenue. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Call Town Hall (410-257-9618 or River. Prices vary. Benefit South County 301-855-6681) to pre-register or register Faith Network's programs to help needy at the Welcome Center on the day of the event. seniors. 410-867-1128.

Wednesday, April 24

Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) and its partnering agencies will sponsor a county-wide prescription drop-off event from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Drop-off locations are: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Prince Frederick; Mt. Hope Community Center, Sunderland; Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach; and Southern Community Center, Lusby.

Homeschool Day: Special hands-on workshops all day focusing on maritime skills, boatbuilding and the lighthouse. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Check online for the schedule, cost and information on how to register. Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. 410-326-2042 or calvertmarinemuseum.com. Calvert Garden Club Annual Plant from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at National Active & Retired Federal Sale: Historic home of the Calvert Employees Association (NARFE): Bay HistoricalLinden, Linden is located at Area Chapter #1363 will hold a general 70 ChurchSociety. in Prince Frederick, meeting at 12:00 noon at Pirate's Cove Md. next to Street Methodist Church. Restaurant, Galesville, MD. Meals are Sale items willTrinity include native trees, ordered from the menu. Members, shrubs and perennials many well as bulbs, spouses, invited guests and interested herbs, bedding plants,asground visitors are welcome. A representative hanging baskets, fresh flowers and covers, “white from IHC Financial will present a full and elephants.” Home made baked items, hot complete review of the Federal Employee dogs and sodas will also be for sale. The Benefits Program. Information, call Calvert Garden Club is a non-profit (410) 867-2207. organization and the proceeds from this event will go to community projects. For additional information, go to Calvert Thursday, April 25 Garden Club’s web site www.calvertgardenclub.com or call Open Mic Night at the Calvert Library 410-610-1787. Prince Frederick from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring your guitar, drums, ukulele, Square Dance & Potluck: At Galesville lyrics, poetry or whatever to share some Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Road, music! Or just come to listen! Sign up for Galesville, MD 20765. LIVE Traditional a 10-minute spot if you want to perform. Appalachian music by Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar), and friends. Squares, longways set, and circle dances called by Janine Smith. No Sat. & Sun., April 27-28 partner, experience, or lessons necessary. Patuxent Voices showcases The Life of a Yes, YOU can do it! All ages are welcome. Woman in their annual spring concert. Potluck Dinner (Optional) 5:45 - 7:00 Performances - April 27, 7:30 p.m. at All p.m.; Family-Friendly Dancing begins at Saints Church in Sunderland; April 28, in 7:00 p.m.; More Challenging Dancing a joint benefit concert for SMILE, Inc. 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Adults: $10; Ages 5-17 with St. Mary's Musica at Our Lady Star years: $5; Under 5 years: free. Proceeds go of the Sea in Solomons, 7:00 p.m.; and to the West River Improvement Sunday May 5, 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Association (WRIA) a 501(c)3 nonprofit. for more Church, St. Mary's College. Call (301) 926-9142 or visit Performances are free, but a donation is info/questions http://communitysquaredance.wordpress appreciated. .com .

Saturday, April 27

Oldies Dance: Formerly the “hand Dance.” Music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s for dancing from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Open to the public. $10.00 per person includes fountain sodas, draft beer, and snacks. Cash bar and food also available. American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, Upper Level Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. (301) 855-6466.

Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering: Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum from10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland will present the 35th Annual Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering, the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland. The festival highlights Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Manx, Breton, Cornish and British heritage. 10515 Indoor Yard Sale: (rain or shine) and Car Wash (weather permitting) to benefit Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Adult Day Care of Calvert County, from

Saturday, April 27 (con’t) 8:00 a.m. to Noon at the enter located on the lower level of the Health Department building (main entrance in back) on hospital campus in Prince Frederick. Call 410-535-0133, visit adcofcalvertcounty for more information or email director.adc@gmail.com. Adult Day Care of Calvert County, 975 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sunday, April 28 ACLT Spring Guided Hike at Warrior’s Rest: This is a leisurely guided walk to explore Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary and Arboretum. Bring your binoculars and view early migratory birds and spring wildflowers. Meet at 9 a.m. sharp at Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary in Port Republic. Hike will last until about 11 a.m. Rain or shine unless thunderstorms develop. Dogs are not permitted. Registration required. (410) 414-3400. The Chesapeake Community Chorus: presents a concert 'Peace to You' on ar 5:00 p.m. at North Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach. The concert will feature contemporary, gospel, classical Christian and secular music. A free-will offering will be taken to support the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House. The Chorus is a volunteer group of 30 singers in its 10th season giving concerts for the benefit of charities in Calvert County. The chorus has raised over $58,000 for these charities. Contact: Larry W. Brown, Director, Chesapeake Community Chorus, Phone: (301) 855-7477, email: lbrown9601@verizon.net The Oyster Question: At the Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Dr. Christine Keiner will discuss her book, “The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay Since 1880.” Autographed copies of “The Oyster Question” will be available for sale in the museum store. For more information contact 410-326-2042, or calvertmarinemuseum.com. First Annual Bull Roast and Charity Auction: Live and silent auction for signed sports memorabilia, vacation packages, jewelry, music memorabilia and much more! All you can eat pit beef, BBQ chicken, various sides and desserts; cash bar available. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 429 and American Legion Post 206 at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are only $30.00 each! Become a table sponsor for $350.00. For tickets see any BSA Troop 429 Scouter or at the American Legion Post 206 or go to troop429auction.charityhapppenings.org.

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