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Neuman, Schuh Face Off At Debate Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman [R] and her opponent, Del. Steve Schuh [R] engaged in a somewhat contentious debate Monday night. The two GOP candidates will take on each other in the June 24 primary. The winner will face Democrat George Johnson in the general election in November. The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis was full to capacity in anticipation of the long-awaited debate. Schuh promised that he would cut property taxes by 3 percent or about $18 million, if elected. Neuman said her 2015 budget includes a modest cut in property taxes for Anne Arundel residents, and also she held water and wastewater treatment fees steady in the upcoming fiscal year. On the topic of public safety, Schuh proposed an additional 150 county police officers to fight drugs, specifically heroin, and crack down on gang activity. Neuman said her fiscal 2015 budget includes the addition of 20 new police officers. Schuh, whose district covers the northern part of the county, said he disagreed with plans to move the Maryland
Hundreds of Anne Arundel County residents packed the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (photo shared on Laura Neuman’s Twitter Account).
Renaissance Festival to the southern part of the county. Nueman said she also is against a move, and said she is asking staff to look at alternative locations in the Crownsville area. There have been reports that the owner of the Renaissance Festival is scouting potential properties in the Lothian area.
Calvert’s Credit Remains Strong The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces that three independent credit rating agencies have given Calvert County strong credit ratings due to the county’s consistently sound financial operations, strong reserves, conservative fiscal policies and growing economy. Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services reaffirmed their highest AAA ratings. Moody’s Investors Service rating of Aa1 improved from stable to positive outlook. The ratings are assigned to Calvert County’s 2014 issue of consolidated public improvement bonds totaling $9.04 million and are reaffirmed for the county’s outstanding debt. Fitch Ratings noted that Calvert County continues to maintain a strong financial position with manageable long-term liabilities and strong credit fundamentals. The county’s strong socioeconomic factors such as a low unemployment rate and high income levels – ranging from 28 to 78 percent above state and national norms – continue to play a key role in maintaining a AAA rating. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services cited the following as the primary reasons for reaffirming the county’s AAA standing: an expanding local economy, strong income and property wealth, historically low unemployment rates and steady property tax base growth, strong finances, sound fiscal policies, conservative management practices and low debt with manageable additional capital needs guided by debt affordability guidelines. The report also notes, “The county's business outlook appears to be very strong, highlighted by a number of significant economic development projects, including Dominion Resources Inc.'s multibillion-dollar liquefaction project.” Moody’s Investors Services Aa1
rating reflects “the county's strong financial position, characterized by comprehensive fiscal policies and practices, healthy liquidity and reserves, and a low debt burden with rapid retirement of principal. The rating additionally considers the county’s affordable capital plan, sizeable tax base in proximity to major employment centers and solid resident wealth levels. The positive outlook reflects our view that the county is well positioned to maintain if not strengthen its credit profile in the near term given its continued high degree of financial flexibility, solid financial management, the recent stabilization of taxable property values and the expected substantial revenue benefits associated with the planned $3.8 billion Dominion Cove Point LNG export project.” “This news shows that Calvert County remains on the right fiscal track,” said BOCC president Pat Nutter. “A strong credit rating reduces financing costs for our bond issues and that means significant savings to county taxpayers.” The BOCC voted on May 6 to accept the bid on the county’s bond issue made by UBS Financial Services, with a true interest cost of 2.83 percent, the lowest rate of the eight bids received for this offering. The proceeds will fund several county capital projects including an upgrade of the emergency communications system; improvements to Dowell Road in Dowell, JW Williams Road in Prince Frederick and Pushaw Station Road in Owings; renovations at Mutual Elementary School in Port Republic; and water/sewer infrastructure enhancements in St. Leonard, Prince Frederick and Solomons. For more information on Calvert County’s financial policies, please contact Tim Hayden, director of Finance and Budget, at (410) 535-1600, ext. 2435, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at co.cal.md.us.
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Big Local Talents at Stars & Stripes Festival
The United States Naval Academy Band Brass Quintet.
By Stephanie Zanelotti
Be sure to join the Town of Chesapeake Beach for their third annual Stars and Stripes Festival from May 24 – 26 to not only learn how you can bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor our fallen heroes of the Vietnam War but to enjoy entertainment by some very well-known local talents. Playing the National Anthem as well as other patriotic music at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park is The United States Naval Academy Band Brass Quintet. The United States Naval Academy Band, “The Navy’s Oldest and Finest,” has been providing music for the Brigade of Midshipmen and surrounding community since 1852. Located at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, this premier military band offers fifteen world-class ensembles which perform a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical to contemporary. In addition to performing at military functions at the Naval Academy and in the surrounding community, the Brass Quintet has appeared at the 2012 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, GA; Maryland Trumpet Day in Bel Air, MD; Carolina Trumpet Fest at UNCG in Greensboro, NC; University of Kentucky’s Brass Fest in Lexington, KY. The Quintet regularly appears as performers and clinicians at area colleges and universities and is led by
CSM Professor Wayne Karlin.
Musician First Class Davy DeArmond. This year’s theme is the Vietnam War and our guest speaker is Mr. Wayne Karlin who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. He is the author of several novels and three non-fiction books, as well as many stories and articles. He has been awarded several Maryland State Arts Council awards for fiction, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Paterson Price for Fiction, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Award for Excellence in the Arts. He is a Professor of Languages and Literature at the College of Southern Maryland. Later Saturday evening, join us at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department (NBVFD) Social Hall for our Armed Forces Radio Show presented by Twin Beach Players (see article, next page).
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USO Show Aims to Dazzle By Sid Curl First at WWII then followed by the Korean War and now with Vietnam guerilla tactics - the USO had to regroup again to provide for U. S. servicemen and women traveling to Southeast Asia. The USO provided relief and a feeling of home, as another dangerous mission began to unfold in a small country being dominated by Communist intrusion. Amazingly enough, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the US involvement; first as “Advisors” and then a full-blown war that dominated American television like never before. The draft was reactivated and young men’s numbers were drawn to train and be sent to foreign ground to fight for America’s homeland. The USO set up cantinas at the different take-off areas, staffed with young women in miniskirts to send the fighting man off with a feeling of what he was fighting for. For nine years Bob Hope, one of America’s finest entertainers, stepped up, like he did with WWII and the Korean conflict, to bring American entertainment to the bases, outposts and US ships in Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Laos and the China Sea as well as many other areas.
Come join us for a fun evening of comedy and music, featuring (L to R) Jamie Zemeral of Capitol Steps fame, Marina Ybarra portraying the famous starlets of the era, and Sid Curl as Bob Hope, along with a four-piece band led by Bob Snider.
9 From the first USO show featuring local talent at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
before they checked in. Mr. Hope was the big name but any time he crossed paths with other smaller troupes, that were crisscrossing these countries, he would bring them up on his stage and share them with the crowds of troops that managed the time away from the jungles for small respite from the dreariness and dangerousness of fighting a mostly unseen enemy. This war was certainly politically controversial and through the years one views how the politics of war infused themselves into the way troops received the shows and how Bob Hope viewed his responsibility to entertain them. All of the horrors are there as Hope and his team tours wounded in hospitals and bring to the forefront the devastation for the children that were forced to life in orphanages. But fun was the ticket and Bob Hope was the ultimate MC bringing a Vaudeville format to the years of many, many shows and many miles traveled to honor the many men and woman that gave the ultimate sacrifice to make our country of America the name for freedom. On Sat., May 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. the Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Celebration, in association with Twin Beach Players, will attempt to recreate an evening with the Hope parade of stars to honor our Vietnam Veterans and a salute to the Nam Knights for their dedication of a Vietnam War memorial at Memorial Park in Chesapeake Beach to honor the many heroes of the Vietnam War. A live four-piece band under the direction of Navy man MUCM Bob Snider USN Ret will perform with Jamie Zemarel of Capitol Steps fame, Sid Curl from Twin Beach Players and the beautiful Marina Ybarra to bring comedy, dance and song for an evening of great entertainment. Go to our Facebook page: Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival or call the town hall (410) 257- 2230 for ticket information. Tickets are on sale now for $15.00 per person for this fabulous show.
Entertainers flocked to be a part of Hope’s USO touring troupes in hopes of raising the spirits of the many troops fighting for their lives on a daily basis. Every year, a Miss World joined in the at least two shows, as well as Jill St. John, Connie Stevens, Kay Starr, Les Brown and his Band of Renown, Raquel Welch. Joey Heatherton, Ann Margaret, The Gold Diggers, Neil Armstrong, Jerry Colona, Roman Gabriel, Rosie Greer, Vic Damone and all put themselves on the front lines to represent the best of entertainment to keep morale alive, In viewing the nine years of television specials that Hope Entertainment put together, one gets to feel and live the stress that these entertainers lived through to travel half way around the world. Many times they arrived as firefights were taking place with the About the Author: Sid Curl of Prince enemy and once the hotel they were to Frederick, a noted actor, is President of stay in was attacked and bombed hours the Twin Beach Players.
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Police Blotter Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Reports:
Someone stole a white, two-door refrigerator from a home in the 400 block of Cardinal Dr. in Lusby sometime between Apr. 27 and 28. Dep. S. Moran is investigating.
CDS Violations On May 3 at 1:42 p.m. DFC R. Kreps conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle whose driver was talking on a cell phone. After making contact with the driver, identified as Anton John Krolczyk, 36 of Prince Frederick, he was found to be in possession of suspected drugs. Krolczyk was charged with possession of a schedule II drug; Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
A home in the 12800 block of Rio Grande Trail in Lusby was burglarized sometime between May 7 and 11. Some bags containing various clothing were taken. DFC P. Mosely is investigating.
While on patrol on May 4 at 2:52 a.m., Dep. A. Curtin observed a vehicle swerving on the roadway in the area of MD Rt. 4 southbound at North West Dr. in Huntingtown and conducted a vehicle stop. He found the driver, Nicole R. Sheehan, 40 of Washington, D.C., to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and charged her with DUI and possession of marijuana less than ten grams and use of drug paraphernalia; a plastic bag.
Thefts Unknown suspect(s) stole a Mercury boat motor worth $8,000 and attempted to remove a second motor from a boat at the Breezy Point Marina in Chesapeake Beach. It is not known when the theft occurred, but it was discovered on May 1. Dep. W. Rector is investigating.
Sometime between May 7 and 11 someone stole a red Echo lawn trimmer and a red, five gallon metal gas can from an unlocked shed behind a home in the 3700 block of 6th St. in North Beach. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC Y. Cpl. B. Gray observed a vehicle traveling westbound Bortchevsky at (410) 535-2800. on MD Rt. 260 near Limerick Lane weave in and out of the travel lanes on May 4 at 1:50 a.m. The A shed behind a residence in the 4400 block of sole occupant and driver, later identified as William Cassell Blvd. in Prince Frederick was broken into Leonard Brady, Jr., 36 of Davenport, FL was overnight between Apr. 28 and 29. Nothing arrested and charged with DUI and possession of appears to have been stolen. DFC P. Wood is investigating. cocaine.
Someone stole outgoing mail from a mailbox in the 3700 block of Larkview Ct. in Dunkirk on May 2. The victim advised that he put mail containing checks in his mailbox and put the red flag up. Sometime later a neighbor came by who said she found the mail, which was opened and the checks had been removed. DFC P. Aurich is investigating.
At 11:55 a.m. on May 7, Dep. N. Lenharr stopped a vehicle on Prince Frederick Blvd. for speeding and found the driver, Timothy Joseph Hodge, 20 of California, MD to be in possession of suspected drugs. Hodge was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug; Amphetamine, possession of a schedule II drug; Adderall, and Three women were caught shoplifting at the possession of a schedule II drug; Oxycodone. Dunkirk Walmart store on May 9 at 6:25 p.m. DFC J. Denton charged two people with possession when a store security officer saw them putting of marijuana (less than 10 grams) after he merchandise in their infant’s stroller and then not investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of paying for the items. Briana Renae Jones, 19, and Brookeside Drive at Dalrymple Rd. in Chesapeake a 16-year-old female were both charged by Dep. B. Beach on May 8 at 10:42 p.m. Because of recent Schaefer with theft under $1,000. Charges are thefts from vehicles in the area, DFC Denton pending for a third woman, Carrie Lee Jones, 37. approached the vehicle, which was stopped in the All three are from Upper Marlboro. roadway with a man standing in the doorway of the vehicle leaning inside. Denton then detected a Someone stole a Spalding basketball hoop from strong odor of marijuana. Justin Rashad Hawkins, the driveway of a home on Kenni Lane in Dunkirk 24 of Chesapeake Beach and Todd Lauren between May 10 and 11. It is valued at $500. Chaney-Gingell, 22 of Owings, were each charged. DFC J. Lord is investigating. Burglaries A shed and vehicle were both unlawfully entered sometime between 11:00 p.m. on Apr. 27 and 5:30 a.m. on Apr. 28 in the 1300 block of Solomons Island Rd. in Huntingtown. More than $11,000 in property was stolen including iPods, headphones, air compressors, nail guns, and a Honda generator, along with many other items. DFC R. Kreps is investigating.
Someone stole a 20-inch purple Sea Star Huffy bicycle from the driveway of a home in the 12000 block of Wagon Lane in Lusby. Dep. T. Holt is investigating the theft that occurred during the daytime hours on Apr. 28.
Thefts from Vehicles A Dell laptop computer and a black Swiss Army back pack were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 1100 block of A home in the 300 block of Red Cloud Road in Monterey Rd. in Lusby. Cpl. A. Moschetto is Lusby was burglarized between noon and 2:45 p.m. investigating the theft which occurred overnight on Apr. 28. Prescription medication was stolen and between May 8 and 9. $1,000 in damage was done. DFC A. Clas is DFC P. Mosely is investigating the theft of a continuing the investigation. computer charger and some cash from an Unknown suspect(s) broke into a home in the unlocked vehicle on Cimarron Rd. in Lusby. The 11600 block of Big Bear Lane in Lusby on Apr. 28 items were stolen sometime overnight between during the daytime and stole money. They caused May 8 and 9. $500 in damage. DFC R. Wilson is investigating Disorderly Conduct A second burglary in the 11600 block of Big Bear On May 3 at 8:45 p.m. Dep. W. Durner arrested Lane in Lusby was reported to Dep. S. Moran that Jason Andrew Washell and charged him with occurred on Apr. 28 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:45 disorderly conduct after responding to a call for an p.m. A Playstation gaming system and four games inebriated subject yelling profanities. Washell, age were stolen as well as a Rocketfish vertical stand; 39 of Lusby, refused to keep his voice down and stop using profane language while in front of $1,000 in damage was done to the home as well.
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several businesses in the 14400 block of Solomons Harry R. Eberle Jr., 21 of Owings, was found to be Island Rd. in Solomons. He was arrested and in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged. transported to the MSP Barrack for processing. The passenger, Shawna L. Folland, 18 of Destruction of Property Edgewater, was found to be in possession of Unknown suspect(s) shot a BB gun pellet through Adderall for which she did not have a prescription the window of a home in the 8300 block of for. She was arrested and incarcerated at the Swallow Lane in Lusby on May 12 at 1:28 a.m. Calvert County Detention Center. DFC P. Mosely is investigating. Theft A reported theft/shoplifting complaint at the Maryland State Police Barrack U Walmart in Prince Frederick was responded to by Reports: Trooper First Class Casarella at 8:17 p.m. on May 1. Marchell R. Thomas, 44 of Sunderland, was CDS Violations observed removing several items of clothing from At 10:02 p.m, on Apr. 28, Trooper First Class the store without paying for them. She was Matthews responded to a home on German arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack for Chapel Rd. for a trespassing complaint. During processing. the investigation, a consent search of the premise revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. James Theft from Vehicles C. Smith, 44 and Theodore N. Wooten Jr., 56, Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle on both of Prince Frederick, were arrested and MD Rt. 4 near Adam’s Ribs in Prince Frederick charged with possession of marijuana and drug for traffic violations at 9:09 a.m. on May 1. A paraphernalia. They were transported to the MSP NCIC check revealed the vehicle was listed stolen Barrack for processing. through the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Robert F. Kearney Jr., 25 of California, MD was Trooper Warrick stopped a vehicle on Apr. 30 at arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County 2:40 p.m. on MD Rt. 4 near Dares Beach Rd. in Detention Center. Prince Frederick for traffic violations. The odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the A reported theft from a motor vehicle in the 1800 vehicle. Stephanie R. Kovacs, 30 of Prince block of Coster Rd. in Lusty was responded to at Frederick, was arrested for possession of marijuana 9:07 p.m. on May 1 by Trooper Warrick. The and Oxycodin and drug paraphernalia. She was owner reported that earlier in the day the incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention unsecured vehicle had been parked in the Patuxent Center. Plaza in Solomons. When he returned to the vehicle, he discovered an Apple IPAD2 had been On May 2 at 8:35 a.m., Trooper Riddle stopped at removed. The stolen IPAD2 has been entered into MD Rt. 4 and Bowie Shop Rd. in Huntingtown NCIC. Investigation continues. to assist with a possible disabled vehicle. When speaking with the driver, the odor of raw Burglary, MDOP, and Theft marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. On Apr. 29 at 7:29 a.m., Trooper Newcomer Frank W. Lynch, 21 of District Heights, was responded to the 300 block of Highland Terrace arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in in Prince Frederick for a reported burglary. The homeowner reported a shed on the property had Prince Frederick for processing. been forcibly entered but it appeared that nothing Two subjects walking through the Prince had been removed. While conducting a Frederick Shopping Center with open containers neighborhood check to see if neighbors had heard of beer were observed by Trooper First Class or seen anything, it was discovered that several Costello at 11:06 a.m. on May 4. A strong odor of other property owners had destruction of property alcoholic beverage emitted from both subjects. The and items missing. Investigation continues. investigation revealed both subjects to be under 21. Tremayne T. Carey, 20, and Daiquarius J. Destruction of Property Gantt, 19, both of Port Republic, were cited for Trooper First Class Esnes responded to the 1300 Possession of Alcoholic Beverage by a Person block of Sark Ct. in Prince Frederick at 8:49 a.m. Under the Age of 21. Carey was also in possession on May 4 for a destruction of property complaint. of marijuana. He was arrested and transported to A newly installed fence had been damaged. the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for Investigation continues. processing. A reported destruction of property in the 1300 block of Sark Court in Prince Frederick was At 05:56 a.m. on May 7, Trooper Warrick responded to at 4:13 p.m by Trooper Rucker on responded to a traffic accident at MD Rt. 4 south May 7. The homeowner reported flowerbed of Chaney Rd. in Dunkirk. Detective Sergeant G. fencing installed earlier were removed and broken Mounts arrived at the scene prior to Tpr. in various spots. Investigation continues. Warrick’s arrival. Nicholas W. Davis, 22 of Dunkirk, struck another vehicle in the side causing Disorderly Conduct him to loose control of his own vehicle. The other On Apr. 30 at 10:47 p.m., Trooper First Class operator was able to gain control of his vehicle. It Casarella received a complaint for a person was determined that Davis was driving under the standing in the middle of the street yelling in the influence. He was arrested and a search incident to area of Golden Russett Ct. in Dunkirk. David L. the arrest revealed suspected heroin. He was Allison, 42 of Dunkirk, was located and appeared transported to the hospital for a health check and to be in an extremely intoxicated condition. then incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Investigation revealed Allison had ingested PCP Center. earlier in the day. Allison was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Trooper First Class Barlow stopped at MD Rt. 4 hospital to be checked out. Once cleared and and Saw Mill Rd. in St. Leonard for traffic released, he was incarcerated at the Calvert County violations at 12:36 p.m. on May 8. When Detention Center. speaking with the driver, the odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. Desere N. Disorderly Conduct/Failure to Obey Lawful Marshall, 30 of Lusby, was found to be in Order possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Trooper First Class Saucerman responded at She was arrested and transported to the MSP 11:51 p.m. on May 3 to the Holiday Inn in Solomons in reference to a disorderly person. Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Tyler D. Baldwin, 30 of Abell, MD was extremely On May 9 at 9:51 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes intoxicated. He repeatedly had been informed to stopped a vehicle on MD Rt. 4 and Traditional stay in his room by an off-duty plain-clothes police Way in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. officer working security. He continued to come TFC Esnes observed several indicators that out of the room yelling obscenities. He was possible drugs were inside the vehicle and arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County requested a K-9 scan of the vehicle. The driver, Detention Center.
Police Blotter (Con’t) Driver Dies In State Police Chase A Baltimore man who fled in his vehicle when a Maryland State Trooper attempted to stop him for a traffic violation Sunday afternoon, May 11 was fatally injured minutes later in a car crash in Prince Frederick. The driver is identified as Jaie M. Perrizo, 27, of Baltimore. He was pronounced dead at the Prince George’s Hospital Center. Perrizo was the driver and sole occupant of a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer. The other driver injured in the crash is identified as Ryan C. Fisher, 31, of Port Republic. He is undergoing treatment for injuries he sustained at the Prince George’s Hospital Center. Fisher was the driver and only occupant of a 2010 Ford Escape. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Shareef Lewis, assigned to the Prince Frederick Barrack, was monitoring traffic in the crossover of Rt. 4 near Industry Lane. He observed the Mitsubishi northbound on Rt. 4, without a front registration plate. The trooper pulled onto Rt. 4, activated his lights and siren, and attempted to stop the Mitsubishi. Preliminary investigation indicates the Mitsubishi initially pulled to the shoulder, but when the trooper’s car pulled behind, the driver accelerated and fled
north on Rt. 4. The trooper notified the barrack and pursued as the Mitsubishi turned onto a side road, then onto Main Street in Prince Frederick. When the driver of the Mitsubishi came to the intersection of Main Street and Rt. 4, he turned left and proceeded southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway, swerving back and forth across traffic. The barrack duty officer was monitoring the pursuit. When the driver of the Mitsubishi began driving south in the northbound lanes, the duty officer ordered the pursuit ended out of a concern for public safety. Moments later, the Mitsubishi struck the northbound Ford Escape driven by Fisher on Rt. 4 south of Sixes Road. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Two Maryland State Police helicopters flew both drivers to the Prince George’s Hospital Center. The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded and is investigating the collision. The pursuit lasted less than three minutes and covered about three and one-half miles. It is unknown at this time why the driver of the Mitsubishi refused to stop for the trooper. The investigation is continuing.
Three Drivers Arrested At Checkpoint In an effort to cut the number of alcohol-related fatalities, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office supports the Maryland Highway Safety Office's "Towards Zero Deaths" campaign. Deputies utilize grant funding obtained from the Maryland Highway Safety Office to place additional deputies on our roadways for the specific task of locating impaired drivers. As part of this campaign, the Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint May 3 in Solomons. The purpose of the checkpoint was to educate drivers about the dangers of driving a motor vehicle after they have consumed alcoholic beverages. During the checkpoint a total of 390 vehicles were contacted. Sixteen of those vehicles were pulled to the shoulder for field sobriety testing. Two of the operators pulled to the shoulder for testing were arrested for DUI. A third driver was arrested for
violating the State's DUI laws after a deputy assigned to monitor the checkpoint observed the driver make several traffic violations. Here are the motorists who were arrested as a result of the checkpoint. - Laura Lynn Emery, 40, of Coltons Point - Brandon Adam Bolen, 23, of Newberry, FL - Joseph Scott Kovalcik, 27, of Chaptico Drivers should be aware that the Calvert County Sheriff's Office will continue to aggressively enforce the State DUI laws with more DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in the near future. Sheriff Mike Evans advises, "If you consume any alcoholic beverages, please find a sober driver and help reduce the number of fatal and serious crashes on the roadways of Calvert County."
Crackdown On Distracted Drivers The Calvert County Sheriff's Office completed several traffic safety operations during April that specifically targeted distracted driving. The Sheriff's Office secured additional overtime funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office to allow deputies working to reduce distracted driving related crashes in lieu of using on-duty deputies who had various other responsiblities. Last month, the Sheriff's Office conducted four initiatives.
As a result, a total of 152 vehicles were stopped, 131 citations were issued (a large portion were cell phone, texting or seatbelt violations), 47 warnings and two arrests were made for violations of the State DUI laws. Distracted driving accounts for 69% of Calvert County’s serious injury crashes and 50% of Calvert County fatal crashes. The month of April is one of Calvert County’s peak months for distracted driving crashes.
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Save with Prescription Plan Calvert County’s free prescription drug discount program has hit a milestone: More than $300,000 has been saved by residents on their prescription drugs since the program was introduced in July 2009. More than 17,000 prescriptions have been filled by Calvert County residents, with discounts averaging nearly 30 percent, or $17.66 per prescription. The program helps consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. The county makes the free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo). The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage and are accepted at all of the county's pharmacies. A national network of more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies also honors the card. To use the discount card, residents simply present it at a participating pharmacy. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no limit on frequency of
use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance. The card also covers pet medications available at participating pharmacies. The card cannot be used for co-pays or to obtain additional discounts on prescriptions that are covered by insurance. The NACo website for the program, www.nacorx.org, includes information on local pharmacies and drug pricing, as well as tools to make the process of obtaining a card easier. The site offers information on drug interactions and provides information on specific drugs. There is no cost to county taxpayers for NACo and Calvert County to make these moneysaving cards available to our residents. Cards are available at all Calvert County libraries, senior centers, the Health Department and the Calvert County Department of Community Resources, located at 30 Duke Street in Prince Frederick. County residents can call toll free 1-877-321-2652 or visit nacorx.org for assistance with the program.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Chesapeake Current
By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner
Rising Costs For Beneﬁts – and More Each of the County Commissioners is getting postcards and letters detailing how hard it is for our teacher and other Board of Education employee constituents to make ends meet financially. It costs all of us more to live in Maryland. Incomes are not going as far as they used to go for many of us. I have constant sticker shock every time I buy something. What influence does a County Commissioner have over the rising costs of goods and services? We have very little. We do set the local property and income tax rates. Amazingly, Calvert County has kept the same property tax rate since 1987 which means we have had not added to your costs, and with lower assessments, many of you have been paying less in property taxes. It also means that with less tax money to spend, County employees have not gotten annual step or longevity increases or cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) in several of the years since the economic downturn in 2008. We hear how the surrounding jurisdictions, which all have quite a bit higher property tax rates than ours (St. Mary’s County has a fire tax that raises their rate above ours) are able to do more. Yet, we funded the Board of Education above the required Maintenance of Effort level every year except one by millions of dollars and we have the highest average teacher pay in the State. Meanwhile, the County must incur substantial new costs to provide additional courtroom space for the new Circuit Court Judge and the expanding court system. Police, fire, and rescue vehicles must be replaced. A costly new radio system is required for public safety. We do not yet know the costs for the new bail system mandated by the State Court of Appeals and the legislature. The list goes on and on, but suffice it to say that required additional funding is ballooning. Yet, it is hard to say no to worthwhile endeavors and to appealing new initiatives that would definitely benefit our community. It is also hard to know that County employees are stretched thin for virtually the same compensation. Some constituents have requested that we raise taxes to permit the Board of Education to increase teacher pay, apparently forgetting that those same teachers will pay the higher taxes. Meanwhile, the cost of health insurance is going up sharply. I heard a startling statistic recently that 40% of the new enrollees in the Health Exchange in Maryland as called for in Obamacare, actually already had BC/BS insurance through an existing plan with higher premiums. That means that carriers like BC/BS have to provide more services for less premiums, or make up the difference from non-Exchange policy holders. Both County government and the Board of Education are self-insured, which
means that we pay actual claims based on the discounted rates that BC/BS has negotiated with its participating providers plus an administrative fee for handling all the paperwork, adjudicating and paying claims, and using BC/BS’s extensive network of providers who have agreed to accept BC/BS reimbursement rates. Both the County government and the Board of Education pay significant portions of the employee health insurance costs, while the employee pays part of the cost, pays for co-pays, deductibles, etc. based on the plan they elect. For the Board of Education, health insurance is part of the Union contract, so any increase in premium costs must be covered by the funds they receive from the state and County governments and most can not be passed through to the employees in the form of higher premiums, co-pays, or deductibles. So, the question for the elected Board of Education becomes, IF the County IS able to provide additional funding for the Board of Education, do those funds go to pay for higher insurance premiums or do those funds go to increased employee pay? Either way, the employee benefits through the payment of the higher insurance premiums or through higher pay. The County and its employees are placed in the same dilemma. If there is an increase in compensation, will it offset higher insurance premiums? Either way, the employees, like many of you, may be left with the same salary after the higher insurance premiums are factored into the equation or may be compromised financially with less pay and, in some instances, higher premiums. IF the County is unable to increase the funding, does the employee end up with no salary increase AND higher health insurance costs? What about taking the funds from the Unassigned Fund Balance, which is the County’s savings, as some have suggested? We can use Unassigned Fund Balance for one-time capital costs, but not for planned operating costs and still maintain our awardwinning fiscal integrity and our AAA bond rating. If savings were depleted for operating costs like salaries one year, where would the money for the higher salaries come from the following years when all the savings are gone? Significantly higher tax rates would be required. The fiscally sound practice is to reduce or hold the line on spending until a recovering economy, rising property assessments, additional economic growth, and rising salaries bring in added tax revenue to cover the cost of additional spending. How can we say yes to it all without significant increases in your tax rates? We can not. There are instances when we will have to say no to good requests when we would rather say yes. We will do the best we can with the resources you have provided us to keep Calvert moving forward.
By Lyn Striegel
Know Your Business Partners
Your Money Matter$ I was reminded the other day of how important it is to “vet” anyone with whom you want to do business. Certainly, in business, opportunities may present themselves that look almost too good to be true. That’s when your radar should go up and when you should take a good, hard look at whatever those opportunities are and who is presenting them to you. I use the term “parade of imaginary horribles.” You must think of every horrible thing that can happen to you if you enter into a business partnership and protect yourself against such events. A client of mine entered into a business relationship without knowing very much about their prospective “partner.” This was a transaction to purchase equipment in a business new to my clients and the prices appeared very reasonable - so much so that the buyers, my clients, agreed to the terms of the transaction before they investigated the seller. You can predict what happened.
After spending almost a million dollars on the equipment, and waiting several months longer than they expected to receive it, the equipment turned out to be faulty, used, not suitable for the purposes intended and, in some cases, not even fully owned by the seller who sold it to my clients. The clients found out about the latter when presented with UCC filings on some of the equipment they had paid for showing it was owned by others, not the partner. Clearly, my clients were victims of a fraud. Was this preventable? Probably yes. If the clients had investigated the seller, they would have seen that the seller was in financial difficulty, had prior litigation with various partners and generally had a poor reputation for truthfulness. The result? Litigation and all the expense that entails and, although the clients proved the fraud and prevailed in the costly litigation, they recovered nothing due to the bankruptcy of the seller. Why didn’t they pursue investigating
the partner? In a nutshell, they moved too fast, got excited about the prospects of their transaction and forgot to check out the partner. This is a common and often tragic mistake that business owners make. The rule is that you need to spend at least as much time checking out your prospective partner as you do negotiating any transaction. Remember, the transaction is only as good as the partner. If the partner is a crook, it doesn’t matter how good the numbers look. And, there are lots of unscrupulous business people out there. What can you do to vet your potential business partner? First, find whatever you can find online about the partner. There is so much information available through public records that may prove helpful. Check out all business ratings services, circuit court filings in the area where the partner operates, corporate filings made where the partner’s business is located. Have your attorney work with you and examine all potential costs of any litigation the partner may be involved in—in other words, if the partner loses any lawsuit they are involved in, what is the effect on the partner’s business and assets? Check out all UCC filings (which are public and available) to make sure anything the partner sells you is actually owned by them. You must know if your transaction with the partner could be interrupted by creditor claims. Second, obtain recommendations from the prospective partner and call all references and check out all prior transac-
tions. Ask referrals about transactions the partner may have been involved in that were not mentioned to you. Third, require that the partner present to you all tax returns and financial statements for his or her business. Request the partner give permission for you to discuss the financials with any accountants and attorneys. Fourth, get a bank reference from the partner, request that the partner authorize the bank manager to discuss financials with you and take the time to talk to the banker. Fifth, if you cannot seem to find the information you need to make you comfortable with the partner, you have two choices. Run away or hire a private investigator. Believe me, the costs of hiring a private investigator will be far less than the costs of a bad transaction. Finally, learn from your experience. Everyone in business makes mistakes - the trick is to make those mistakes less costly by investigating anyone with whom you do business. Stop and think before you leap into any transaction with someone you do not know. On that note - I will be hosting another free estate planning seminar at Rod N Reel on Wed. June 4 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome - just call (301) 855-2246 to reserve your seat. 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.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Music To Your Ears
By Brian McDaniel Music is something I really enjoy talking about. I look at it as an escape or a pleasant distraction. I am glad I had the opportunity recently to meet an awesome local musician. Bob Snider was our entertainer last week at the Bay Business Group (BBG) Head Shot Networking event at the Hall of Huntingtown. His sound is jazzy and sweet as he taps on a vibraphone; every note was on time and absolutely perfect. He expertly can tap out the tunes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and other classic artists. The atmosphere was set thanks to Bob, who recently retired from the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., after 30 years of service. Snider was the assistant director of bands and percussion instructor at the University of Wisconsin (Green Bay) prior to being selected for Navy BandWashington in 1981. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Snider completed his bachelor's degree in 1976 at the University of
Nebraska (Lincoln) and his master's degree in 1978 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has had many articles published in Band World magazine and in Percussive Notes. He is also authored a book called "Percussion Section Techniques.” He has performed as a percussion soloist and clinician for the American Bandmasters Association. In addition, he has performed for the Mid West Band and
Orchestra Clinic, the Western International Band Clinic, the American Band College, and on three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. He has also performed with numerous local symphony orchestras in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia and Maryland. Bob also enjoys teaching music especially to young people. Snider is a busy freelance percussionist in the area, substitute teacher for music for Calvert County Public Schools, Artist in Residence-music, for the Twin Beach Players local theater group and maintains a home percussion/piano studio in Owings. He says his youngest student is a second grader. Having collected many percussion instruments over the years, he likes to put these instruments in the hands of students to inspire them to learn and perform music. “I want each student to develop the basic skills on all the instruments in the percussion family so they enjoy playing,” Bob explains. Bob serves his community by serving as Co-Chair for the Town of Chesapeake Beach Memorial Day Stars and Stripes Festival. He judges Solo/Ensemble and Band festivals in Calvert, PG, Montgomery & Howard Counties and serves as Entertainment Director for Calvert County Hospice's Festival of Trees.
He is busy, but he will tell you that it doesn’t feel like work because he loves using his gifts to serve others. He specializes in background music for business events, receptions, dinners, private parties and any place where people want to mingle while enjoying nice music that compliments the event. “I volunteer at the Calvert Nursing Home monthly to play for my older friends,” Snider says. Talking technical with Bob is fun as he enjoys explaining the inner workings of
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various instruments, how they’re made and the differences in sounds they create. Serving his Country is something he is very proud of and wants to bring that same energy to the BBG. “I joined the Bay Business Group in order to become more involved in the community,” says Snider. While in the Navy Band, he commuted to D.C. for 30 years and really didn't spend a lot of time on local activities. Now that he is retired, he looks forward to getting involved with the BBG and finds it to be a great way to meet people and fellow business owners. Bob’s music is his business and he gets hired to perform for several events each year. He brings a creative vibe to the BBG. Some of the highlights during his 30-year career include playing for five Presidents from Reagan to Obama, playing in concert/ceremonial bands and serving as National Tour Director. As a tour director, he booked bands for concert tours of up to forty days around the Country. He fondly remembers marching in three inaugural parades and performing multiple times at the White House. There are too many wonderful stories and highlights to share in this article, but Bob says he has witnessed many historical events, while also serving and performing with some of the world's finest musicians. Bob is now available for local bookings he is such a class act! Percussionist Bob Snider can be reached at (301) 518-5254 or by email at email@example.com.
About the Author: Brian “Crow” McDaniel is the owner of Crow Entertainment, LLC and a resident of North Beach. He is a Ministry Leader at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Bay Business Group.
Going, Going Gone! It’s a busty time for Chesapeake MarketPlace and Auction House in St. Leonard. This Fri., May 16 they host one of their most unique events of the year: two auctions simultaneously – one indoors and one outdoors at their sprawling complex on the St. Leonard traffic circle. One is a Firearms Auction, the other a General Estate Auction. Both begin at 6:00 p.m. Previews begin at 4:00 p.m. to take a closer look. Owner Larry Forman tells us that this is a real guy thing, and they usually have upwards of 100 firearms at each of their auctions. Many are antiques or collectibles. Larry says, “We launched our Firearms Auctions in early 2009 with four successful auctions that attracted excellent crowds for a wide diversity of guns for the collector and sportsman. From antique and reproduction black powder arms to WWII military rifles and modern handguns, we always have something for everyone’s interest and budget. Some of our past consignors had inherited unwanted guns, others were sportsmen and collectors who had accumulated many guns over the years and wanted to downsize. We also accept ammunition, gun accessories and hunting equipment. So call us about consigning!” He adds, “Our Firearms Auctions are excellent opportunities to sell as well as add to your collection.”
Local Pharmacy Sold to Chain
They have auctions every Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and you never know what you’ll find. Follow them on Facebook to see photos of some of the newest items that have some in.
Also on the grounds is their unique MarketPlace, which Forman says is a great way for those who want to sell antiques, collectibles and more to start their own businesses. Space varies from 25 square feet to 900 square feet. Call for details. (410) 586-1161 or (410) 586-3725. More than 100 dealers are currently inside. The MarketPlace is open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Chesapeake MarketPlace and Auction House are located at 5015 St. Leonard Rd. in St. Leonard. Also mark your calendars for their huge Annual Memorial Day Holiday Antique and Collectible Auction on Mon., May 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Since 1986 Chesapeake Pharmacy has served the Twin Beaches community for residents’ prescription needs and much, much more. All these years they’ve been known for providing exceptional customer service and taking the time to really get to know their customers. If they didn’t have what you needed, they’d special order it for you. It’s with great sadness that we report that Fri., May 16 is their last day of business in the Chesapeake Station Shopping Center near Roland’s in Chesapeake Beach. They’d been in business in that same location for over 27 years. Chesapeake Pharmacy co-owner Leo Mallard says following difficult lease negotiations, they are selling the business to CVS. “They have a team of 30 people coming in to remodel over the weekend, so the store will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Monday morning, it will reopen as a CVS. It will be a change of character for the town, but this is a trend among independent pharmacies.” Pharmacy Manager Beverly Dillon has been there all 27 years - nearly 28 years. “I watched the walls set for the building. I was involved in the planning of the business. It’s really sad, but all the employees will be keeping their jobs except for me – and I will be working out of our other location, Calvert-Arundel Pharmacy.” Leo has co-owned that smaller pharmacy since 1977 and negotiated an exception with CVS to keep it going. That pharmacy is located at the intersection of MD Routes 2 and 260 at the Calvert-
Arundel County line, 15 Chesapeake Beach Rd. East in Owings. He says they will remodel it so they can continue to offer some of the products and services CVS does not. “It’s been so satisfying over the years to help people,” Leo says. That’s why they negotiated a competitive exception with CVS, because they wanted to continue to operate a pharmacy in the general area. Chesapeake Pharmacy constantly expanded their service offerings to include many patient care services such as Medication Therapy Management and advice on Complementary and Alternative Medicines, which they will continue to do at the Owings store. They also installed "Chessie," a robotic dispensing unit fill your prescriptions, which they are moving with them. Leo told us, “One of the main assets CVS is purchasing is the pharmacy records. Under federal law, when a pharmacy or other medical practice changes hands, the ‘reliable entity’ keeps those records.” In other words, if you have a prescription with refills, you can either have it filled at the new CVS, or request to move your pharmacy records elsewhere. Both Leo and Bev plan to make a presentation to Chesapeake Beach Town Council at its meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs. May 15 explaining the situation. These longtime members of the Bay Business Group will also speak at the next BBG meeting, Wed. May 21 at 8:00 a.m. at Herrington on the Bay in Rose Haven, to explain in detail what has happened to other local independent business owners.
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In the Whooo Goes There? By Lisa Bierer-Garrett
s I get out of my car in the early evening, I hear a bird call across the marsh. “Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all” is what it sounds like. It is loud and piecing. Then another hoots quietly from the far side of the wetlands. It is our resident pair of Barred Owls. Barred Owls (Strix varia) are a unique type of owl. With its dark brown eyes and striped coloring, it is an owl of the early evening. Often called a crepuscular creature, it prefers to hunt at twilight and early dawn. In contrast, a true
Author Lisa Bierer-Garrett teaches about owls in the Scales and Tales series with the Maryland Park Service.
Barred Owls are called Swamp Owls, Eight Hooter, Rain Owl, Wood Owl, and Striped Owl. Because of its unusual call, sometimes it is also called the Southern Gentleman! Barred Owl. This beautiful owl has a large round head, with no tufts, and big nocturnal owl, such as the Screech round eyes. Its brown and white Owl or Great Horned Owl, has coloring helps it hide during the bright yellow eyes that help with day where it roosts in old light gathering late at night. woodpecker holes in large trees. It prefers wetlands and forest edges chesapeake beach resort & spa where it can hunt. A typically eastern owl, it has been spreading westward where it has taken over the old growth habitat of its rare cousin the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) and sometimes interbreeding to create “Sparred” Owls. This time of year, the Barred Owls have already paired up and are raising three to four young owlets. Late March and early April is egg-laying time and now, in May, those owlets are hungry. SOUTHERN FRIED Parents fly through the wetlands looking for frogs, crayfish, small ROCKFISH WITH DIRTY snakes, rodents and insects to feed their young. When they have RICE, STEWED TOMATOES hungry baby owlets they may be AND BRAISED KALE . more bold in their hunting techniques. I have even seen a Available through June Barred Owl in daylight out hunting on a park trail. By the end of May, the babies will be branching or coming out and exploring the tree where they live. 410.257.2735 If they fall to the ground, still CBResortSpa.com unable to fly, they will be come prey to Great Horned Owls, foxes, HOTEL SPA RESTAURANTS WEDDINGS MEETINGS MARINAS FISHING GAMING and feral cats. If left alone, the
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parents will continue to feed the youngsters on the ground until their flight feathers grow in and they can start flying lessons. Sometimes people find these fluffy, down-covered owlets and think they need to care for them. It is best to gently place them higher in a tree, perhaps with a towel so as not to get bit or clawed. Do not take them home. It is against the law and the baby may imprint on humans. That means they will link humans to being their parent or food giver and will lose their wildness. It is not natural for them and could mean an early death or a life in captivity as they would not be adapted for a true owl’s life in the wild. Barred Owls are the easiest of our owl species to hear and spot. Look up in thick pines and in large old trees at dusk. You may see a pair of large brown eyes peering down at you. Listen at early evening for the “Hoot Hoot, who cooks for you” coming down from the tree tops or drifting from the nearby wetlands. It is the Southern Gentleman, the Swamp Owl, out hunting for the evening meal. To see a live Barred Owl, Battle Creek Nature Center in Prince Frederick has a permanently injured one that they use for outreach and education. Watkins Nature Center in Upper Marlboro has a variety of Education Birds of Prey you may visit as well. Maryland Park Service has a great program that I have worked with, called Scales and Tales. Visit this site to find out where you may see their Raptor Displays this season: dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/snt.asp To learn more about Barred Owls, visit: owlpages.com/ To build a Barred Owl nest box to put up in your woodlands: nestwatch.org/wp-content/uploads /2013/06/Barred-Owl.pdf Rather than all that typing, you can go to ChesapeakeCurrent.com and look under In the Wild to access the web story with live links you can simply click.
About the Author: Lisa Bierer-Garrett of North Beach is a local naturalist, avid birdwatcher and photographer who works at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary in Upper Marlboro.
Schedule of Events Saturday, May 24 10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park Guest Speaker, Mr. Wayne Karlin, US Marine Corps; Vietnam Veteran, Author and Professor at the College of Southern Maryland Music by United States Naval Academy Brass Quintet 1:30 p.m. Vietnam Rescue Operations/”Secret War” in Laos Video - Chesapeake Beach Town Hall Presented by Chesapeake Beach Resident and Vietnam Veteran LTC Ret Phil Pfanschmidt Mini Rolling Thunder Hosted by Old Line Chapter Nam Knights (Time Approximate) Boyd’s Turn to 5th St. to MD Route 261
In honor of Memorial Day, the Town of Chesapeake Beach, in association with the Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival, is asking all homeowners, boat owners, and business owners in the County to decorate with red, white and blue Patriotic decorations. Remind all military families they are never alone and never forgotten. Show your respect and appreciation by decorating for all fallen heroes who selflessly gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach should be decorated for judging by Thursday, May 22. Winners announced on Friday, May 23 on WTTG/Fox 5 Live Remote between 7 – 10 am and Prizes will be awarded on Sunday, May 25 at 12:30 PM at Kellam’s Field.
7:00 p.m. Armed Forces Radio Show North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Presented by Twin Beach Players Featuring Jamie Zemarel of the Capitol Steps Tickets on Sale Now $15.00 per Person Sunday, May 25 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kellam’s Field - Chesapeake Beach Non Profit Fair Featuring Organizations Assisting Families of Fallen Heroes Military Displays including the Fallen Heroes of the Mid Atlantic States Wall Activities Tent Sponsored by Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum & Bayside History Museum; Family Activities for all ages Including Carnival Games with Prizes, Snow Cones, Popcorn, Giant Slide, Moon Bounce and Miniature Golf 12:00 p.m. All-American Family Picnic Sponsored by American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 12:30 p.m. Local Talent Including the Super Heroes of Southern Maryland Decorating Contest Winners Announced Wes Spangler opens for the Sam Grow Band 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Sam Grow Band Concert Sponsored by Bayside Toyota of Prince Frederick
Attention Veterans, Active Military and Immediate Family Members! Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 – 26 Free Access to the following: - Bayfront Park - Chesapeake Beach Water Park - North Beach - Active Military Only Proper Identification Required
Monday, May 26 10:00 a.m. Closing Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park Presented by American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 The Nam Knights of America, MC, Old Line Chapter Unveiling and Dedication of the Vietnam Memorial being donated to the Town of Chesapeake Beach and Placed in Veterans’ Memorial Park 3:00 p.m. “National Moment of Remembrance” All Americans are Asked to Voluntarily and Informally Observe in their Own Way, a Moment of Remembrance and Respect, Pausing for a moment of Silence or Listening to Taps
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An Octogenarian Who Won’t Slow Down
She’s 87-years-old, but she’s so spry you’d never guess it. Norma Imershein volunteers between 3 and a half and six days a week with a number of local organizations. You’ll recognize her smile if you go to the Southern Calvert Library branch in Solomon's on Mondays, or if you’ve ever had dealings with the SMILE Food Bank, League of Women Voters (she is a past co-president), the Chesapeake Bay Biological Laboratory, Maryland Master Gardeners, and at her synagogue. She’s also active in the Daughters of Abraham, an interfaith group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women who want to deepen their knowledge of theirs and each other’s faiths. “I hope to keep doing all this as long as I can,” Norma told us at a ceremony where Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented her with the 2014 William Donald Shaefer Helping People Award for Calvert County. “I guess I have good genes and good luck!” She said her sister is 90, and her mother and grandmother lived to 102, so she likely has many more years ahead. One of her three daughters, Sara Imershein, who is a physician in Washington DC filled out the nominating application for her mother. “When I heard about this award, I knew – that’s my mother!” Another daughter, Judi, was at the ceremony to honor her mom. Her third daughter is currently working in Germany. “She has such commitment and always does whatever job well. She is so
generous with her time and her money. She never looks for credit,” Roberta Safer of the League of Women Voters said of Norma. “She’s flexible, which can be difficult at our age. If she wants to do something, she does it. And she’s a fabulous baker. We love for her to bring her cookies to our events. And Norma doesn’t just bring a batch of them. She brings a whole tray – and they’re all homemade!” Although there was a cake and plenty of other goodies, Norma even brought some of those scrumptious cookies to her own award ceremony, a tray of Raspberry Danishes and Thumbprint Cookies. The ceremony was packed with friends and representatives from the groups she volunteers with so tirelessly. Norma and her husband moved to the area in 2001. Ruth Rondberg, who has moved to Annapolis, drove down for the ceremony. She’s known Norma since 2002, and said, “She and her husband were so active – they were active in everything since they moved down here.” After he husband became ill, Norma took care of him until he passed away. Then she really threw herself into volunteering. And she says she started volunteering at the library, “Because I was always there anyway. I read five to six books a week!” Comptroller Franchot said, “I have given this award to many people around the state, but I don’t know of anyone else who exemplifies the spirit of gener-
Norma Imershein (center) with two of her three daughters, Judi (left) and Sara (right). Sara, a doctor in DC, nominated her mother for the 2014 William Donald Shaefer Helping People Award for Calvert County.
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ous volunteerism the way Norma Imershein does. She’s from that Greatest Generation of people with valor and grit.” Norma said she earned her first degree at Simmons College in Boston in 1946. “I was in the first class that was not required to wear a hat when we went downtown!” she remembers. She went on to earn a Master’s degree, and spent her career as a registered dietician with Visiting Nurses. Franchot said this award is to recognize extraordinary Marylanders, and one of the other most memorable recipients this year is a couple in Allegheny County who have taken in 240 foster children. Norma drew laughs by saying, “Well, I’ve enjoyed almost every day I’ve volunteered. Almost!”
Norma Imershein and her daughter, Sarah, with Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Super Senior Not Just Treading Water May is Older Americans Month as proclaimed by the Calvert County Commissioners to recognize and applaud the achievements of our local senior citizens. One place in our area where active seniors live – and play – is the Asbury Solomons. Residents of this continuing care retirement community are committed to staying functional and independent for as long as possible. One of them is Tahleen Nabors, who at age 83, swam over 50 miles last year! Swimming has always been her passion she once led a synchronized swimming team that put on shows. Swimming now keeps Nabors in shape, she says, without tiring her. Tahleen says she always loved the water. “In a letter to her siblings when I was just shy of 15-months-old, my mother describes my first contact with the sea: ‘I wish you could have seen ‘Tareen’ walk right out into the ocean with all the courage of a grownup, till her feet were covered, then down she sat to splash... Maybe she’ll be a great swimmer someday if she starts so early...’ that letter is dated Dec. 2, 1932 so my love of the water started early and has never faded,” she adds. “In the 1960s, our community pool in Fort Washington, was built. I used to go daily with our two sons, who are both excellent swimmers. I formed part of the Aqua Gems, a synchronized swimming group that put on show.! My scrapbook contains a small American National Red Cross certificate dated August 25, 1971, commending me for swimming 50 miles that summer.
A pool was a must, Tahleen Nabors says, when she and her husband were researching retirement communities.
“In the 1990s we built our own backyard pool. Though I was only able to use it during the summer, I swam assiduously, counting laps. Not surprisingly, there was never a doubt in my mind that the retirement home we sought would have a year-round pool. So here I am at Asbury Solomons, with the special encouragement of lifeguard Becky, racking up the laps until I will soon have another certificate proving that since March of this year I’ve swum 50 miles!” Tahleen adds. “Swimming is relaxing and at the same time energizing. It’s a workout that does not tire me out. Swimming makes me feel graceful, keeps me fit and I truly enjoy it. I am so thankful to have found a place like Asbury Solomons with its wonderful pool that enables me to keep alive my lifelong love of water!” she says.
Super Seniors What other “Super Seniors” in our community deserve recognition? We want to hear about them! The Chesapeake Current is looking for short stories you’d like to share about other exceptional senior citizens, and also about graduating high school and college seniors as well. Please email us your short story (100 words or less), include a high-quality color photo of the person, plus your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for them in the Chesapeake Current, our area’s only locally-owned and operated newspaper!
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Dear Chesapeake Current readers, On Sat. April 26, more than 400 people from young to seniors, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Twin Beach Players and others came out to plant the flower boxes and pots along Bay Avenue in North Beach. They also cleaned the marsh (wetlands north of town) and “Overlook Park.” They even swept the curbs and painted fire hydrants! All plants were donated by Comcast. It was “Comcast Cares Day.” A hot dog lunch was provided by the North Beach House & Garden Club. And, the town looks great! Sally Donaldson President North Beach House & Garden Club
Defending Calvert Hospice Dear Chesapeake Current readers, With a heavy heart I read the latest Washington Post article (Terminal Neglect? How Some Hospices Decline To Treat The Dying) lambasting the hospice industry for not providing the higher levels of care: continuous care and general inpatient (GIP) when patients need it. Unfortunately, this latest investigative reporting by the Washington Post continues its general thesis from a previous article last December: the hospice industry, dominated by for profit providers, is doing a lousy job. In my years of working in the hospice industry, I have seen many for profits focus solely on the bottom line NOT the patients or service. Often compromising the quality of service provided to save a dollar or make one. Thus a bad rap for all hospices. I am proud of the great care and compassion our hometown nonprofit hospice program provides. Calvert Hospice does provide GIP and Continuous Care Levels of Care. We have an agreement with Calvert Memorial Hospital to provide (GIP) general inpatient level of care when deemed necessary. We have also provided continuous care on at least two occasions within the last six months alone. When the situation warrants continuous care and the patient agrees, we normally send the patient to our Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Again, our mission is to provide
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compassionate care for those living with a serious illness and we are committed to our patients, families and service, not sales. It is a complicated issue and hospices have been criticized when they don't provide enough of these higher levels of care, as is the case in the Washington Post article and criticized when they provide too much as cited in Compliance Program, Guidance for Hospices published by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The article discusses both underutilization and over-utilization or billing for a higher level of service than was necessary as hospice risk areas. Clearly this Washington Post article and the previous one last December inflame negative reactions to hospice. What gets lost in the shuffle of this negative publicity are the hundreds and hundreds of hospices that are doing amazing things every day to take care of patients and their families. As stated by the CEO of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Don Schumacher, “There are two kinds of hospices in America: the ones that get it right, and those that should be out of business.” Calvert Hospice is proud to be one of the many hospices that DOES get it right! Brenda Laughhunn Executive Director Calvert Hospice
Reader Disputes Quote Dear Chesapeake Current readers, In his letter to the editor of May 1st, Del. Mark Fisher compared the Maryland legislature unfavorably to Virginia’s, citing as evidence a list of alleged misdeeds that, to the extent they’re anything more than vague generalities (“engaged in crony capitalism”? “Rewarded millions of dollars to special interests”? Do tell!) can largely be attributed to both Maryland and Virginia, thus rather missing any point. But speaking of attribution, he closed with “the guiding principle of Thomas Jefferson”: “A government big enough to give you anything you want, is powerful enough to take everything you have!”. Unfortunately, there is no evidence Jefferson ever made
such a statement - a rudimentary online search shows it apparently didn’t appear in print until 1953, and not attributed to TJ. Yet the right keeps dragging it out of the conservative echo chamber as a Jefferson quote, perhaps in the belief that a Jefferson provenance will somehow make it so. My question is, did Rep. Fisher use the “Jefferson” quote as the ringing conclusion of his letter not realizing that Jefferson never said it? Or did he realize it and use it anyway hoping his constituents wouldn’t be well informed enough to notice it? Either way, I’d say it doesn’t reflect very well on Mr. Fisher’s judgment. Sincerely, Kurt Heinz Tracys Landing
In Support of Kullen for Delegate Dear Chesapeake Current readers, Sue Kullen is an amazing person and well-qualified candidate for State Delegate! As a famiIy nurse practitioner, legislative Chair for the Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians and a leader in the health care community, I have known Sue professionally for more than five years and throughout that time she has worked tirelessly for the people and communities of Southern Maryland. Sue has been involved in numerous programs in the three Southern Maryland counties which aim to increase access to health care, both physical and mental health care. She helped institute new centers for care and sponsored legislation while she was a delegate that promoted access to care for all. Her record is impressive both as a State Delegate and as a private citizen. She always has the interests of the people at
the forefront as she works tirelessly promoting well-being for the people in our communities. In 2009, Sue sponsored and helped pass legislation in Annapolis to provide better accountability on the Board of Nursing for Advanced Practice Nurses in Maryland. In 2010, Sue sponsored and led the way in getting legislation passed that eliminated barriers to practice for nurse practitioners, allowing more nurse practitioners to practice in critical health care shortage areas. This allowed many more Maryland citizens to have increased access to both primary and specialty health care, as well as much needed mental health services. Please vote for Sue Kullen again in the next election and help her fight for the people of Calvert County—and Maryland! Lorraine Diana, MS, RN, CRNP Waldorf
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Dear Chesapeake Current readers, They may be just babies, but kittens as young as four months and puppies as young as 5 months are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just two months later. “These precious babies shouldn’t be parents at 5 and 6 months old,” says Katherine Evans, President, Rude Ranch Animal Rescue. That’s why Spay Spa & Neuter Nook, with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is introducing the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign. Through the “Precious, Not Parents,” campaign, Spay Spa & Neuter Nook will provide $20 spay and neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under six months of age during the month of June. Some pet parents may worry that their pet is too young for this procedure, but spaying and neutering is safe and easy for kittens and puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, The Spay Spa & Neuter Nook has performed more than 1,800 pediatric spay/neuter surgeries since 2012. “Many owners put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is six to eight months old,” says Evans. “But by then, a litter of puppies or kittens can be born.” This special $20 rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents of Anne Arundel and surrounding areas. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability. The Spay Spa & Neuter Nook will provide 100 “Precious, Not Parents,” sterilizations for $20 in June. Please visit www.SpaySpa.org or call (443) 607-6496 for more information or to
schedule an appointment. PetSmart Charities’ “Precious, Not Parents” campaign provides more than $593,000 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 12,000 puppies and kittens across the nation during the month of June. The Spay Spa & Neuter Nook was created by Rude Ranch Animal Rescue to provide high quality low cost spay and neuter services to residents of Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. Our goal is to work towards a day when we no longer euthanize healthy animals because of pet overpopulation. Rude Ranch Animal Rescue is a volunteer based, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue, dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless animals in the Maryland and Washington, DC area. All donations are tax deductible. We receive no government funding. Your donation of a few dollars or a few hours of your time can go a long way to helping our cause. PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc. Katherine Rude, President Spay Spa & Neuter Nook Davidsonville
Support Local Businesses: Works Both Ways Dear Chesapeake Current readers, I am very proud to have been one of the thousands of participants in this past weekend’s Avon 39.3 mile walk for Breast Cancer. My first time experience will last a lifetime. When you register, you commit to weekend training walks to prepare for the physical demands but you also commit to raising funds through public awareness. I reached out to numerous local businesses that we have supported, some for over 20 years. I offered to set up a table at their place of business to hand out muffins/information in exchange for a donation. Or they could send in a contribution and hopefully keep myself and the other participants in their prayers and thoughts. Listed below are the businesses that were very generous in their financial
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support – I not only met my goal but exceeded it and I am very appreciative. Please support these businesses and their services. · Choice Floor Center · Edward Jones Investments (Prince Frederick Blvd, Prince Frederick office) · Edward Jones Investments (Solomons office) · Toyota of Southern Maryland · Whole Hearted Insight Thank you local businesses! I know there are many challenges that you face and I am not the only one that asks for your support. Please be proud to know that your donations were part of the $4.5 million raised for this walk! Gale Poudrier Owings
Get Ticked Off: Fight Ticks As more people and their pets go outside to enjoy nice weather, the risk of tick-borne disease transmission is at its peak. In recognition of this, Governor O’Malley has proclaimed May as Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month. The Maryland Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and Agriculture (MDA) join the Governor to remind Marylanders to enjoy the outdoors, but to keep ticks off. Lyme Disease is the third most common communicable disease reported in the state of Maryland, and over 1,650 Lyme disease cases were reported in 2012. Other diseases that can be transmitted by ticks include anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain and other spotted fever diseases, and tularemia. Most tick-borne diseases can be cured with antibiotics, especially when treatment is started early. “It’s incredibly important for residents to be aware of their surroundings and the possibility of tick-borne diseases – prevention is a big part of our efforts to stop tick bites,” says Governor Martin O’Malley. “The tips we’re providing will help keep more residents safe so they can enjoy the great outdoor recreation Maryland has to offer.” Immature ticks are extremely small and can be located in wooded areas,
How to Protect Against Ticks - Look for ticks, especially in late spring through early fall, when they are most active. - Wear long pants and sleeves to help keep ticks off your skin. - Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pants into socks, to keep ticks on the outside of clothing. - Wear light colored clothing to help you spot ticks more easily. - Spray insect repellent containing 20-30% DEET on clothes and exposed skin. - Treat clothes with permethrin, but don’t use permethrin directly on skin. - Talk to your veterinarian about tick control products for your pets. - Ticks are most commonly found in woods, marshy places, bushes, shrubs, leaf litter, and tall grass. - When hiking, walk in the center of a trail in woods or high grass - Stay away from brushy areas, high grass and leaf litter. - Check for ticks daily after being in tick habitat. - Properly remove ticks from the body or pets and send to MDA for identification. Contact your health care provider if you develop any symptoms after a tick bite or after being in tick habitat.
Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)
brushy fields, high grass, and even in your own backyard. Maryland residents are urged to protect themselves, their children, and their pets against tick-borne diseases and take precautions when participating in outside activities. “After spending time in the yard or hiking in the woods, perform visual checks to ensure you, your family and pets are tick-free,” says Dr. Laura Herrera, DHMH Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services. In the state of Maryland, the most common ticks are the Lone Star tick, the black-legged tick, and the American dog tick. Ticks survive by consuming blood from a host which can be a human, dog, cat, or other warm blooded animals. It is important to be aware that ticks can transmit infectious diseases when they bite you. “As a public service to residents, MDA entomologists can identify any tick submitted to the department,” says Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance of Calvert County. “This valuable information can be used in discussions with medical professionals who can discuss treatment options if necessary.” Residents interested in determining what kind of tick they have can go online to download a tick identification form at http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/ Documents/tickid.pdf. Be sure to fill out the form completely, tape the tick (do not send photos) to a small piece of paper or put into a dry container – do not use alcohol. Mail the tick and identification form to Maryland Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection & Weed Management Section, 50 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis, MD 21401. MDA will respond with a letter of identification, usually within about two weeks. MDA does not test ticks for disease organism and does not discuss medical treatments, but the identification information can be discussed with a medical professional.
Coastal Weather Safety Tips May is Building Safety Month, and Anne Arundel County wants to help homeowners weather the storm by preparing your family and home for natural disasters. Anne Arundel County is vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and other severe storms. The International Code Council offers several tips for protecting your home and family in the face of inclement weather: To prepare for an earthquake, plan and hold drills; keep a flashlight and shoes by each person’s bed; select a safe location away from your home where your family can meet after evacuating; make an emergency kit containing water, food and medications for at least three days; and know how to shut off electricity, gas and water services. If you live in a flood-prone area, elevate your home above the base flood elevation; wet flood-proof your home by installing flood vents; dry flood-proof your home to prevent water from entering; and construct non-supporting, break-away walls designed to collapse under the force of water without damaging the foundation. If your home is located in a
hurricane zone, make your landscaping more wind-resistant by securing items that may become flying objects; clearing your gutters of leaves and debris; improving your roof’s resistance to uplift by applying a ¼-inch bead of caulk along the intersection of the roof deck and support element; and securing your home with impact-resistant doors and windows or shutters and panels, or building temporary emergency panels. A properly built, high-wind safe room can protect your family from the most intense tornado or windstorm. Such rooms are designed to meet standards set by the National Storm Shelter Association, the ICC and FEMA, and can be located anywhere on the first floor of a home, in a basement or outdoors. Safeguard your home against wildfires by clearing 30-50 feet around your home if you live in a heavily wooded area; planting native vegetation and removing dead or dying trees; pruning shrubs and trees so they do not extend over a roof or near a chimney; building decks and patios with fire-resistant materials; and using only burning-brand, exposure-rated roofing materials.
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The Chesapeake Current, Bay Tripper and Cuisine are the only locally-owned and operated newspapers in our area and we’re entering our 5th year serving YOU! We’re not owned by a mega-billionaire investor in Seattle. And don’t be confused by counterfeits that “claim” they’re everything Calvert County when they’re really nothing but St. Mary’s County and their goal is to show you advertisers in St. Mary’s County to get you across the bridge to spend your money over there. The Current instead encourages you to patronize our advertisers, all of whom are right here in OUR area that provide jobs and keep our economy going strong! The Chesapeake Current supports local businesses and our communities in so many ways. The Current keeps it local and is smart. It’s easy to tell the difference. Nothing in the Current is syndicated, nothing is canned boring, junk content, and we have no fillers just to take up space. Every issue of the Current is packed with exclusive news and information that matters to you, your family and friends. There’s no other publication like us. Ads in the Current, and our sister publications, Chesapeake Current Cuisine and Chesapeake Bay Tripper, are very affordable and really work to help you grow your business or promote your event. For more info, email ads@ChesapeakeCurrent.com or call our office at (410) 231-0140.
Classified Ads Volunteers Needed: The Southern Anne Arundel Chamber has some wonderful upcoming events and needs volunteers to help! - River Fest: June 14, 2014 Setup Staff on June 13 Staff for event on June 14 - Taste of South County: Fall, 2014 Recruiting for new members to participate Creating other attractions during the event Staff for event If interested in volunteering, please contact Julia at the chamber office, (410) 867-3129 or by email SouthCounty@toad.net.
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Pets Calvert County Humane Society
Little ditty about Jack and Diane, two schipperkes hanging out in shelter land. Jack and Diane and little cuties waiting for their forever home. Jack is a little more laid back than Diane; she can be a bit high strung. They both tend to have a lot to say, but pretty much what they are saying is, "Hey, come see me!" It would be nice to see them go to a home together but it is not mandatory. Though Diane would probably do OK on her own, Jack would likely want a dog buddy to hang out with in his forever home. For more information, please visit HumaneSocietyOfCalvertCounty.org or come in and see all the animals available at the Humane Society of Calvert County, 2210 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland. Phone: (410) 257-4908. Be sure to mention that you read about Jack & Diane in the Chesapeake Current!
Anne Arundel County Animal Control These lovable pets are currently available for adoption at Anne Arundel County Animal Control: Buddy Bud Buddy Bud is a domestic short hair cat, an altered male, about seven years old. He’s white, black and brown and was given up for adoption by his family.
Frizzle Frizzle is a two-year-old altered male, short hair mixed breed cat. He’s black and white and was taken into protective custody.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control is located at 411 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville, MD 21108. They offer a low cost rabies shot clinic for county residents every Thurs. from noon to 3:00 p.m. except on major holidays. The cost is $5.00 per animal vaccinated. Cash or checks only are accepted. Call Anne Arundel Animal Control at (410) 222-8900 with any questions.
Garden Dirt By Ray Greenstreet
A Rose is a Rose…
Is there anything quite as romantic as a rose? For centuries, roses have been associated with love and beauty. But roses have a reputation of being difficult to grow, prone to disease, needing to be pruned just so, and on and on. These classic beauties don't deserve the bad rap. Today’s roses have been selectively bred for disease resistance and hardiness. Like the “Knock Out” rose with its prolific and bold red, pink, blush and yellow flowers that persist right up to a hard freeze – without any fuss or muss. With so many choices available at the nursery, finding a rose for your yard can be confusing, with labels reading "hybrid teas" or "floribunda." What is the difference between roses? The three most common roses on the market today are hybrid teas, floribunda, and shrub roses.
by three feet tall. Floribundas are available in a large assortment of colors and styles. Like "Rainbow Sorbet" with its multi-colored single flowers. Or "Mardi Gras" pink-to-lavender-to red blooms reminiscent of a Mexican sunset. Pretty spectacular. The term "shrub rose" is somewhat confusing because a rose, any rose, is a shrub. When it comes to roses, the term Mr. Lincoln Hybrid tea with perennial cranesbill. David Austin Graham Thomas yellow rose.
early fall. Hybrid teas burst with a big flower show in May, then produce less abundantly for the remainder of the growing season. And they can put on quite a show. Like "Tropicana" with its tangerine blooms. Or the bright yellow "Gina Lollabridgida." And the classic red, "Mister Lincoln." The famous "Peace" rose is a hybrid tea. While stand-outs as cutting flowers, hybrid teas also have a place in the landscape. Their upright growth habit invites perennials or herbs to be planted at their base. Lavender is a terrific choice for a companion plant. Floribunda means "many flowered" or "abundance of flowers." True to their name, these roses flower in clusters, with blooms from early summer to fall. Floribundas are usually grown as a landscape plant rather than for cutting David Austin 'Heritage'. flowers. They are more cold-hardy than Hybrid tea roses – or "old roses" - the hybrid tea, and are generally smaller have been in cultivation since 1867 growers, reaching about three feet wide while floribundas, a cross between a hybrid tea and a polyantha rose, is a relative newcomer, having been introduced around 1940. The most striking difference between a hybrid tea rose and a floribunda is the flower. Hybrid tea roses grow as a single blossom on a long stem, making them a favorite for cut flowers. The "long stemmed roses" you buy from florists are likely hybrid teas. These stately roses can grow anywhere from three to seven feet tall and three to five feet wide, and bloom from late spring to Knock out rose.
Mardi Gras floribunda rose.
"shrub" refers to the appearance of the rose plant, which grows like a bush. Probably the most popular shrub rose in landscaping today is the Knock Out rose. Shrub roses are winter hardy with excellent disease tolerance. These are not shy roses; they can easily reach six feet tall, but are fairly simple to tame to a manageable height, even trained into a hedge. Although the flowers from shrub roses carry little fragrance, they are available in a wide assortment of colors. Red, pink, yellow and white are the most commonly found colors. Some roses are sold by the name rather than the type of rose. Like David Austin roses. These are referred to as English Roses, and can be hybrid teas or floribundas. These sturdy, diseaseresistant roses can grow to five feet high and wide and are available in many colors. "Graham Thomas" is a well-known choice with its yellow blossoms, "Darcey Russell" blooms a deep dark pink, and both "Heritage" and "Alnwick Rose" are pale pink, outstanding for their old rose scent. Hardy enough to withstand saltwa-
ter spray on a sea-shore, rugosas are the workhorses of the rose family. These thorny shrubs form a thicket. Covered in single petal blooms, they are often called "wild roses." Their huge red rose hips that persist into winter make these toughies a stand out. Then there are climbing roses. They do just that – wind and climb their way up arbors and along fences. Some varieties can climb up trees, reaching 15 to 20 feet at maturity.
Tropicana Hybrid Tea rose.
All roses appreciate a sunny location with good airflow and well-drained soil. With so many varieties to choose from, roses have a place in just about any landscape. Add one, or more, to your garden and take the time to…stop and smell the roses! About the Author: Ray Greenstreet began his career when he was just 13, as a “yard boy” at a garden center. In 2000, Ray and his wife Stacy, began Greenstreet Growers, a wholesale growing operation on their 65-acre Lothian farm. In 2005, they opened Greenstreet Gardens, a retail nursery and gift store. Last year Greenstreet Gardens grew to include a second retail store in Alexandria, VA.
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Ethel Adams, 91 Ethel Viola Jones Adams was born June 29, 1922, in Huntingtown to the late Lucas H. Jones, Sr., and Edna Jacks Jones. She departed this life at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, on April 28, 2014. Mother Adams attended the public schools of Calvert County. On January 13, 1941, she was joined in holy matrimony to George Edward Adams (deceased) and lived in Washington, D.C., until they moved to Calvert County in 1943. They remained in this blessed union for 52 years until his homegoing in 1993. Mother Adams received salvation and came to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Thomastown, Maryland, in 1956 under Bishop James Brown. She later became a faithful member of Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ the Lord, Inc. (AFCJCL), for the past 50 years. Through her sincere commitment she was appointed a church mother at a young age. She truly loved and enjoyed working within the AFCJCL family cooking delicious meals, providing financial support, and receiving visiting church guests from all over the country. Mother Adams was a loving wife, an illustrious domestic engineer, and enjoyed her ministry as a children’s advocate in addition to diligently raising her family. She began her childcare career in 1964 with working moms and the Calvert County Social Services Department as a foster parent. She retired from foster parenting after 28 years. She frequently was recognized and rewarded as a special foster care parent and respite care provider. In 1991, Mother Adams was selected from 20 nominees to represent all outstanding Calvert County parents at a statewide event and was honored by former Governor William
Donald Schaefer as one of “Maryland’s Most Beautiful Parents.” She also received special awards from the Calvert County Foster Care Program. Mother Adams leaves to cherish her loving memory, thirteen children: Patricia L. Adams Bias (Harvey), George E. Adams, Jr. (Alice), Paul W. Adams (Chris), Ferne L. Hicks, Sondra C. Gorman (Archie), Carol “Bootsie” Ann Elizabeth (deceased), Pierce A. Adams Sr., Brenda Thornes, Dawn Mackall, Mark Adams Sr. (Bertina), Michele Adams (Jerry), Keith Rawlings Sr., and Clinton Beverly (Ingrid). Thirteen grandchildren: Tonia, Shawn, Marcia, Travis, Kwabena “Kaya”, Jerin “Kayi”, Pierce “PJ” Jr., Paulette, Markishah, Mark Jr., Keith “KJ” Jr., Shawnisa, and Isaiah. Six great-grandchildren: Kaliyah, Makiyah, Kiara, Warren, Tanah, and Kaleb. Her loving sisters are Loretta Richardson (Clyde), Juanita Jenkins (Robert Jr.) and Jean Greene (George, both deceased). Six deceased brothers and wives: Floyd (Martha), Rayfield (Adele), Wilson, Pearly, Horace (Mary), Lucas, Jr. Four living brothers-in-law: Joseph Adams, Sr. (Gladys, deceased) James Adams (Angelina), Melvin Emerson, Jr.(Mary, deceased), Ronald Strothers (Martha, deceased). Four deceased brothers-in-law: Harry, Stanley (Lillian, both deceased), Therman and Lemuel. Two deceased sistersin-law: Georgia Wallace (Johnny, both deceased) Bernice Simms (Sylvester, both deceased). She leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends to also cherish her memories; including a special sister Mrs. D. Frances Pratt, special sisters-in-law Dorothy Jones, Lillian Adams, Dorothy Adams, and daughter-in-law Nancye Adams. A close friend and cousin, Phillip Jones, Sr. and dear friends Mothers: Gough, Harvey, and Christine Easton. Three “adopted” daughters in love; Mildred W. Young, Bertha W. Young, Jeanne Walls, and one “adopted” son, Bishop James C. Wallace. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.
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ents, Joseph and Isabella McGee and Ernest and Elsie Boswell. George P. Kalas Funeral Home in Robert William “Bob” Barber, Sr., age 78, died May 2, 2014 at his home in Davidsonville. Edgewater handled arrangements. Born on March 3, 1936 in Annapolis to the late Kendall, Sr. and Frances Barber, Bob was a Elizabeth Braden, 55 graduate of Annapolis High School. He Elizabeth Joan founded and retired from R.W. Barber and Sons Braden, age 55, of building contractors. He also served in the U.S. North Beach, died Navy Reserves. Bob was a member of the Wed., Apr. 30, 2014. Annapolis Elks and Annapolis Moose Lodge. She was born to Frank He enjoyed music, dancing and spending time and Joan Braden in with his family. Takoma Park, MD. He is survived by four sons, Robert W. Elizabeth graduated Barber, Jr. of Lothian, Paul K. Barber of St. from Rockville High School in 1976 and Petersburg, FL, William R. Barber of Edgewater received a B.A. in English and Theater Arts and David M. Barber of Davidsonville; daughfrom Western Maryland (now McDaniel) ter, Robin M. Barber of LaPlata; eight College in 1980. grandchildren, Robert W. Barber III and She married Karl Bugenhagen in 1981 William R. Barber of Dunkirk, William R. and they lived together in North Beach. Barber, Jr. and Daniel M., Jenni N., and Grace Elizabeth was a middle and high school teacher N. Barber of Edgewater, Courtney Barber of in both Calvert and Anne Arundel counties Largo, FL and Tara L. Barber of Davidsonville; until the beginning of 2014. She was passionate and four great-grandchildren. about teaching students in and outside the Bob was preceded in death by his wife of classroom. 52 years, Paula E. Barber, who died in 2007 and Elizabeth was a street character actress and son, Benjamin D. Barber who died in 2010. delighted many patrons at the Maryland Memorial donations may be made to the Renaissance Festival for 29 years, especially as a American Heart Association – Maryland, 217 E. character named Maude Campbell. She loved Redwood Street, 23rd floor, Baltimore, MD to travel and took many trips in the US and 21202. abroad with her husband, family, and friends. George P. Kalas Funeral Home in EdgewaElizabeth was a leader of drama and Rainbowter handled arrangements. land children’s ministries at Chesapeake Church. Bryan Boswell, 34 Elizabeth is survived by her husband and Bryan Scott two sons, Peter, of Annapolis, and Nathan, of Boswell, age 34, a North Beach; her mother Joan, of Elkridge and 25-year resident of her sister Melinda Braden of Ellicott City. Churchton, died at A memorial service was held at Chesahome on Sat., April peake Church in Huntingtown. The family is 26, 2014. requesting that donations be made to ChesaBorn Sept. 5, peake Church. 1979 in Takoma Park, Arrangements were provided by Rausch Bryan was a competitive football and baseball Funeral Home, Owings. player for South County and Southern High School teams. He was a 1997 graduate of Eileen Bowen, 59 Southern High School. Before becoming disabled, he was Eileen Faye employed by Beers Hardwood Floors for over Bowen, age 59, of Port ten years. Bryan was an avid Redskins and Republic passed away Orioles fan, enjoyed watching sports, especially May 2, 2014 at football, baseball and basketball and was willing Washington Hospital to help anyone in any way he could. Center in D.C. She Surviving him are his parents, Sandra and was born Aug. 30, George Burns of Churchton and Ernest 1954 in Washington, Boswell; two sisters, Danielle (John) Graves of D.C. to Andreas L. and Mary A. (McConnell) Baltimore and Lisha (Richard) Ingram of Gotsis. Trinity, NC; three aunts, Pat McGee, Sharon Eileen was primarily raised in Randle Cliff, (Mike) Rushing and Connie Buckey; three and attended Calvert High School. She was uncles, Joe (Sandy) McGee, Michael McGee married to Allen Hutchins Bowen, Jr. for and Billy Boswell; one nephew, Leo Frangos; approximately 35 years. She was employed as a four nieces, Samantha Ingram-Saint, Courtney Bank Manager and Vice President of First and Megan Graves and Laurel Leigh Frangos; National Bank in Prince Frederick, Dunkirk, also survived by many cousins. and Deale. Eileen also worked as an office He is preceded in death by his grandpar- manager at physician’s office in Prince Freder-
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ick, and later as a comptroller with the Southern Maryland Community Network, also in Prince Frederick. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, lighthouses, traveling, especially going to the beach, antiques and her pet dogs. She is survived by sons Mark A. Bowen and wife Lisa of Port Republic and Joseph A. Bowen of Prince Frederick. Also surviving are her former spouse, Allen H. Bowen, Jr., grandchildren Virginia, Carly, and Laney, a sister Ginger Day of Ocala, FL, and brothers Andy Gotsis of Dunkirk, and William “Pat” Gotsis of Owings. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.
Ronald Brown, 70 Ronald Edward Brown, age 70, of Prince Frederick, passed away on May 9, 2014 in Prince Frederick. Ronald was born on Dec. 2, 1943 in Monongahela, PA to the late Mr. and Mrs. David Brown. He is survived by his wife Mary Brown; his son Robert D. Brown and his wife Lisa of Huntingtown; step son Edward L. Fichtenmayer and his wife Jeanne; and step grandchild Thomas Fichtenmayer. He is also survived by his sister Junelda Kirby of Monongahela, PA. Ronald was predeceased by his wife Shirley Brown. The family of Ronald Brown will be having a memorial service at a later date. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Sarah Caporratti, 78 Sarah Oletha Caporratti, age 78, of Owings, passed away May 4, 2014 at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick. She was born October 12, 1935 in Boswell, OK to Clarence M. and Maudine (Morris) Cover. Sarah was raised in Lubbock, TX and married James M. Davis on July 30, 1955. In the mid 1960’s, she moved to the Washington, D.C. area, residing in North and Chesapeake Beach. Sarah was employed as a booking agent at the Stardust in Waldorf. On June 12, 1979, she married Paul F. Caporratti and they lived in North Beach and Lothian. Paul passed away in 1998, and Sarah moved to Sunderland and then to Owings in 2010. She enjoyed attending the functions at Deale Elks Lodge with her husband, Paul. She also enjoyed attending her son Mike’s baseball
games and spending time with her grandchildren Surviving are a son James Michael Davis and his wife Michelle and grandchildren Matthew Paul, Jacob Michael and Jessica Michelle Davis, all of Owings. Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, eleven siblings; her husband Paul Frank Caporratti, and a son Paul Forrest Davis. A Celebration of Life was held at Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County, Owings. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.
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Trinidad and Tobago to Alfred and Aida (Mosca) DeFrites. She received her education in Trinidad and graduated from St. Joseph’s Convent School. Monica came to the United States in 1958 and settled in Maryland. She was employed at the Sunshine Biscuit Company and later at the Equifax Credit Bureau retiring in 2000. Monica moved to Lothian in 2002. She most recently was employed at the deli of Roland’s in Chesapeake Beach. Monica attended St. Anthony’s Church in North Beach. God and family were very important in her life. She was very social, enjoying the company of others and always willing to listen and lend a helping hand. She enjoyed music and dancing. Surviving are a son Alan R. DeLawder and his wife Regis of Owings, and daughter Mary D. DeLawder, of Ocean City, MD; grandchildren Gary DeLawder and his wife Melissa, Michael DeLawder, and Anthony DeLawder and his partner Amanda. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Logan, Meli and Caleb and a sister Margaret Stone and her husband Bernard of Ajax, Ontario, Canada. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Christopher Lee DeLawder and brother Alfred DeFrites. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at on Mon., May 5, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Church, North Beach, MD. Interment followed at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.
Linda Ann Dawson, age 66, of Churchton passed away May 9, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by family. She was born May 10, 1947 in Washington, D.C. to William and Delores (Roberts) Herbert. Linda was raised in Washington, D.C. and attended Catholic schools and later graduated from Beauticians school. Linda married Charles M. “Bill” Dawson on February 13, 1971, and they lived in Annapolis, Chestertown, and they moved to Deale in the 1980’s. They had lived in Churchton since 2007. She was employed as a bartender at Wayson’s Restaurant in Wayson’s Corner. While in Chestertown, she and Bill purchased a bowling alley which they operated for eleven years. Linda was a homemaker and Charlie Hoffman, 83 day care operator for most of her life. She enjoyed riding around on a golf cart, and C h a r l e s spending time with her family and friends. She Roger Hoffman, was known as “Mom-Mom” to all. age 83, of Prince She is survived by her father Bernard Frederick, known Herbert of Brandywine, daughters Billie L. Orr as “Charlie,” and husband Dusty of Churchton, and Blair L. passed away at Archambeault and husband Lenny of EdgewaCalvert Nursing ter; grandchildren Bubba Dawson, Starr, Center on Tues., Abigail, Layla and Dundas IV Orr, all of May 6, 2014. Churchton, and a great-granddaughter Jayden Charles was born in Arbington, PA B. Weiss. Also surviving are a sister Margaret on July 21, 1930. Charlie entered the Herbert of Brandywine; brothers Willie Herbert of Deale and Douglas Herbert of Dale City, VA, and devoted friends Karen Fultz and Maureen Nichols. Linda was preceded in death by her mother Delores and her husband, Bill, who passed away in 2013. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.
US Navy in June 1948, he served in the Korean War on the Naval Ship the USS Bairoko CVE 115. He was honorably discharged in May 1952. He worked as a US Postal Carrier for several years. He spent most of his career as a Supervisor for Long Fence Company, from where he retired. Charlie enjoyed collecting eagles, coins and baseball cards. He loved to go fishing although he rarely had time to go. He was an avid Redskins fan. Charlie spent most of his retirement caring for his grandchildren, great grandchildren and many of the neighborhood children who he adored. Charlie was affectionally known as PopPop to many people. Caregiving was his passion. When his wife Bobbie became ill, he was her caretaker until he became too ill to take care of her himself. Charlie is survived by his loving daughter, Cheri Mrkva and husband Frank J. Mrkva Jr. of St. Leonard. Charlie is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Buddy Mrkva of St. Leonard and Renee Reamy and husband Paul Reamy of Prince Frederick, and great-grandchildren Trent Hall, Brooklyn Reamy his (BrookieBoo), Trevor Reamy and Juliana Reamy and his brother, Herman Hoffman of Pennsylvania, his sister Pat Wilson of Florida, his brother-in-law John Davis of North Carolina, and his sister-in-law Barbara Clemens of Georgia and a host of nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his father, Gordon Hoffman, his mother, Mary Clemens, his stepfather, Donald Clemens, his brother, David Clemens and his beloved wife of 60 years, Bobbie Jeanne Hoffman. Memorial contributions may be made to: Disabled American Veterans (DAV), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250 or online at dav.org. Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements.
Monica DeLawder, 78 Monica Jean DeLawder, age 78, of Lothian, passed away Apr. 29, 2014 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis. She was born Dec. 19, 1935 in
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Alice Lorraine Hughes, age 85, of Prince Frederick, died April 16, 2014 in Prince Frederick. She was born in Washington, DC on Jan. 24, 1929. She married James Hughes. Sr. to whom she was wed for 53 years until his passing in 2002. Alice was a secretary for the United States Government. Her hobbies and interests included spending time with her family, playing cards, bingo, shopping and eating out, especially at her favorite place, Cracker Barrel. Alice is survived by her sons, James Hughes, Jr. of Baltimore, and Thomas Hughes and his wife Nancy of Prince Frederick; daughter, Janice Hughes of Winchester, VA; sisters Ann Orr of Clearwater, FL and Mary Ogle and her husband, Robert of Lothian. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Jackie Rice and her husband John of Fredericksburg, VA; Julie Hughes of Baltimore; Joseph Hughes of Prince Frederick; Eileen Hughes of Annapolis; Kevin Hughes and his wife Amber of San Diego, CA; and Lorraine Hughes of Prince Frederick; one greatgranddaughter Danica Hughes, and her beloved grand-dogs. In addition to her husband, her son, John Hughes predeceased her. Rev. Peter Daly, Pastor of St. John Vianney Catholic Church officiated the Mass. In gratitude of the care she received there, memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Nursing Center, 85 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Raymond-Wood Funeral Home in Dunkirk handled arrangements.
Sharon Elaine “Shar” Maldonado, age 67 of Lusby, formerly of Marengo, OH passed away suddenly on April 29, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 12, 1947 in Marengo, OH to the late Elma Norine and Dorace Hewett. She was the beloved wife to Mario Maldonado, Jr. whom she married on February 1, 1975 in Mt. Vernon, OH. Shar graduated from Highland High School in Sparta, OH in 1965. She moved to Calvert Co. from Clinton, MD in October 1980 and eventually became a Manager for Blair’s Video until her retirement in 2005. She enjoyed feeding and watching birds. Shar is survived by her husband of 39 years, Mario Maldonado, Jr. of Lusby; children, Mario Maldonado, III. and his wife Lisa of Prince Frederick; Vincent Maldonado and his wife Clarice, Mark Anthony Maldonado and his wife April, and Krystyn Elaine Maldonado and her friend Johnathon Rogers all of Lusby; siblings, Ronnie Hewett of Chesterville, OH; Bud Hewett of Marion, OH; Susan Bright of Marion, OH; and Donnie Hewett of Poca, WV; grandchildren, Mario Maldonado, IV., Morgan Maldonado, Brendon Maldonado, Cameron Maldonado, Myranda Maldonado, Mark Maldonado, II., and Johnathon Stacey. A Life Celebration Service was held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Solomon's with Monsignor Michael Wilson officiating. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Kathy Stephens was born in 1963 in Washington, DC to the late Randolph and Nancy Stephens, Sr. she is one of five children. Kathy grew up in Ft. Washington, where she graduated from Friendly Sr. High School in 1982. Kathy lived with her father in LaPlata, until he passed away, she then moved to a group home in Waldorf. Kathy worked as a janitor at Melwood in Clinton for ten years. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs. Kathy enjoyed reading, playing games on her computer, word puzzles and most of all quilting. Kathy is survived by her siblings; Randolph L. (Julie) Stephens, Jr., Rose Burton, Barbara Herber and Teresa Hall, Nieces and nephews; Katie and Bradley Stephens, Scott Burton, Trey Cook, DJ Herber, Missy Humiston, Jason Herber, Jessica McEachern, Scotty Beland, Randy and Emma Hall and aunts; Lynda (Jerry) Wood and Nannette (Donnie) Wise. Memorial contributions may be made to Melwood at 5606 Dower House Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 or www.melwood.org Lee Funeral Home Calvert in Owings handled arrangements.
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Mary Virginia R o n a l d Sears, age 88, of Stanislaus Mayhew, Owings, passed away age 70, of HuntingMay 8, 2014 at St. town, passed away Mary’s Hospice Apr. 28, 2014 at House in Calloway. University of MaryShe was born in land Medical Center Calvert County on in Baltimore. He was Sept. 13, 1925 to William Melvin and Laura Mae (Sears) born Oct. 12, 1943 in Washington, DC to Phipps. Mary was raised in Friendship and Stanislaus Xavier and Arleen Elizabeth attended local schools. In August of 1943, (Ferguson) Mayhew. Ronald was employed as an elevator she married William Lee “Billy” Sears in Forestville, and they made their home in repair electrician for the Bureau of Printing and Engraving for 30 years. In his leisure Paris and moved to Owings in 1959. Mary worked for the National time, he enjoyed woodworking, making Geographic Society in Rockville, and later as lamps, jewelry boxes, and flower boxes. He
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also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his former spouse Gail Mayhew of Hughesville, MD; three daughters Michelle Moorman and her husband Michael of Hughesville, Christine Mayhew Hale and her husband Dylan of Apex, NC, and Carolyn Marie Paschal and her husband Roger of Hughesville, and a son Ronald Craig Mayhew of Bluefield, WV; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three sisters, Brenda Simpson Locklear and her husband Mack of Glendale, MD; Wanda Hoge and her husband Greg of Salem, VA, and Nancy Adams and her husband Canie of Moneta, VA. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents. Interment will be at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.
Harold Stewart, 73 Harold Roger Stewart, age 73, of Cocoa, FL and a former resident of Southern Maryland passed away May 4, 2014 at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, FL. He was born August 30, 1940 in Catlettsburg, KY to James Harold and Audrey Merle (Creech) Stewart. Harold was raised and received his education in Ironton, OH. He moved to Southern Maryland in 1989 and married Barbara Pelletier in Owings on Dec. 23, 1989. Harold was employed as a manager with Gott Oil Company and later as a reclamation manager for Safeway in Largo, until retiring in the 1990’s. Harold was a published author having written pomes, mysteries and children’s stories. He and his wife played Santa and Mrs. Claus for many charities for several years. Harold was known for his sense of humor and his many jokes. He moved to Florida in 2012. Surviving are his beloved wife Barbara Pelletier of Cocoa, FL, sons Keith Stewart of Texas and Mark Stewart of Edgewater; daughter Kim Stewart of Stafford, VA; step sons Bob Hernick of Lake Landor, VA, Mark Hernick of Harwood, MD and Ron Pelletier of Chesapeake Beach; step-daughter Elizabeth McClure of Owings, and brothers Dick and Jim Stewart of Ohio. Visitation will be held Fri., May 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home – Owings, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings MD 20736. A Life Celebration Service will follow at 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1041 Route #3 North Building A; Gambrills MD 21054 or online at cancer.org. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.
Mark Swiger, 62 Mark Edward Swiger, age 62 of Chesapeake Beach, passed away May 5, 2014. Mr. Swiger lived in Chesapeake Beach for more than 10 years and retired from The Department of the Navy, NAVFAC, as a planner and estimator. After retirement, he worked as a General Contractor. His hobbies included woodworking and anything that involved working with his hands. He always looked forward to visiting his old home state, West Virginia. He was very fond of his dog Molly, pet bird Lupé and rooting for his favorite football team, the Baltimore Ravens. He was the loving father of Alison Swiger-Martin and Sara Swiger, and step-son of Patricia Swiger. He is also survived by his grandchildren Noah Ryan, Ashlynn Martin, Riley Martin, Paige Martin and sisters Becky McCullough and Lori Hartung. He was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Swiger and his parents Earle Swiger and Mildred Barker. Lee Funeral Home Calvert in Owings handled arrangements.Street, Prince Frederick MD 20678 Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.
Virgil Teti, 77 Virgil Mario Teti, age 77, of Holland Point, passed away May 5, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. He was born Sept. 28, 1936 in New Britain, CT to Nicholas M. and Angeline A. Teti (Costabile). Virgil was raised in Washington, D.C. and attended Shepherd Elementary; Paul Junior High; and Calvin Coolidge High School, graduating in 1954. He joined the Navy shortly after high school serving aboard the aircraft carrier, Lake Champlain; worked for the D.C. government; and graduated from Ben Franklin University. He married Nina Mary Bruno in 1959 and recently celebrated their 55-year wedding anniversary on April 4. They had five children, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Virgil’s dream to rebuild his parent’s cottage on the Chesapeake Bay was realized and for the past three years have resided in their newly built beach house; beginning new family memories for a new-generation. Prior to retirement in the waterfront
home, they raised their family in a newly developed community of Calverton in Silver Spring, MD for 44 years. Virgil’s profession was in the homebuilding industry for more than 25 years, starting as an accountant for a local builder and retiring as the Corporate Treasurer for the Mitchell and Best Company, developers of high-end homes in the Potomac and Bethesda areas. Virgil and Nina also owned a Hallmark gift store for several years in the Calverton community. Virgil enjoyed relaxing on his front porch overlooking the bay and fishing from his pier. He delighted having his family visit to take advantage of the water with crabbing, jet skis, boating, tubing, and swimming. Virgil will be remembered for his love of his Italian heritage and family. He joyfully immersed himself in Circolo Nicolosi Etneo Italian Club started by his father-in-law for almost 30 years. For over 20 years, he was an avid duckpin bowler on the “Fly Backs” bowling team. His special bond with Uncle Phil, his mother’s brother, signified his devotion of family. They communicated regularly via Skype about modern technology, genealogy, and Italy until his death this past September at the age of 94. His Uncle Phil was a father figure to Virgil for many years. Virgil will be remembered as a direct and strong-willed; husband, dad, and friend. He always kept the memories of the past; and in the present he instilled the importance of tradition in his children. He liked to challenge his mind by keeping current with computer applications and devices; tinkering with gadgets and clock repair acquired by his father’s profession. Pop Pop was always interested in his grandchildren’s activities and proud of their accomplishments. He was the beloved husband of Nina M. Teti; loving son of the late Nicholas and Angeline Teti; devoted father of Catherine (Randy) Roach, Nicholas (Julia) Teti, Anthony (Deborah) Teti, John (Melisa) Teti, and Angela (Christopher) Ayers; cherished brother of Frank (Eleanor) Teti; brother-inlaw of Anthony (Tina) Bruno, Mary (Tom) Roszkowski, and Christina (John) Koroulakis. He was the loving grandfather of Christopher (fiancé’ Lauren), Rachel, Kelsea, Nina, Stephen, Micaela, Nicholas, Mary and Marisa; Dakota, Aaron, Megan, Romeo, Matthew (fiancé’ Jessi) and Morgan. Virgil is survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in North Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ladies of Charity c/o St. Anthony's, P.O. Box 660, North Beach MD 20714 Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.
Dot Wood, 94 Dorothy May Wood, "Dot,” age 94, of West River, died April 30, 2014 at home. Born Sept. 2, 1919 in Baltimore to the late James and Julia Elizabeth Ogden, Dot was raised in Crownsville with her seven siblings. Dorothy was a registered nurse for over 40 years and during her career, she worked at Anne Arundel General Hospital, Glen Dale Hospital, Crownsville State Hospital and retired from Calvert Memorial Hospital to enjoy time with her beloved husband, Donald. She was actively involved with her church and enjoyed raising animals on their farm from horses, goats and chickens to participating in horse shows. Dorothy was a wonderful cook, enjoyed spending time with her family and was known to be always helping others. Dorothy was affectionately known as “Aunt Dot” and friend to many in her life. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Kenneth Wood; daughter, Barbara Jean Nelson of Leesburg, VA and son, Walter James (Vickie) Smoot of Stevensville, MD; sisters in law, Catherine Phipps, Marie (Ed) Elmer and Frances Blades of Augusta, WV; seven grandchildren, Donna (Ray) Moreau, Patsy Nelson, Gregory (Tammie) Nelson, Jacqueline (Ron) Crutchley, Walter (Kitti) Smoot, Kimberly Smoot-Grimes and Michelle Smoot-Edge; thirteen greatgrandchildren, Samantha, Sabrina and Matthew Nelson; Justina, Kristen, Emily and Kaitlin Crutchley; Lauren and Lindsey Smoot; Charlotte and Brent Grimes; Kendall and Andrew Edge; and great-great grandson, Kalvin Starkey. She was preceded in death by her seven siblings, Lavinia Lowery, Elizabeth Sternhagen, Lola O'Neill, James Byron Ogden, Melva Mills, Marjorie Webb and Regina Franklin; son, William Ronald Smoot; daughter, Beverly Ann Sears; son in law, Norman Sears and one great-grand son, Paul Alton Smoot. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. George P. Kalas Funeral Home in Edgewater handled arrangements.
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choice. are five grandchildren Ashley, Jeremy, George P. Kalas Funeral Home in Brad, Lauren and Alyssa, four greatWarren Irving Turner, Sr., Edgewater handled arrangements. grandchildren; brothers Coleman A. “Bunk”, age 89, a 63-year resident of Gentry, Jr., of Sedona, AZ, and James Nancy Wood, 78 Tracy’s Landing, died on Monday, C. Gentry of Sacramento, CA. She is May 5 in Harwood. Nancy Lee also survived by other extended family Born on May 5, 1925 in Wood, age 78, of members, Sharon Cook, and Cynthia, Harwood to the late Herman Turner, Prince Frederick, Terry, and Steven Pott and their famiSr. and Edna Turner, Bunk worked as passed away May lies. a carpenter with Union Local #132 6, 2014 at Inova Nancy was preceded in death by for most of his life. Fairfax Hospital her parents, her husband, John, who He was a member of Mt. Zion in Virginia. She passed away in 2001, and her United Methodist Church in Lothian was born Jan. 5, 1936 in Portsmouth, companion of many years, Edwin L. and the Knights of the Pythias. Bunk NH to Coleman A. and Jesse C. Pott. enjoyed gardening, fishing, crabbing, (Conklin) Gentry. She moved with A memorial service was held at football, especially the Redskins, her family to North Carolina, where Grace Brethren Church, and interNASCAR and spending time with his she was raised and graduated from ment Southern Memorial Gardens, family. Chapel Hill High School. Nancy then Dunkirk. Memorial donations may be He is survived by his children, moved to the Washington, D.C. area made to the Arthritis Foundation, Warren Irving Turner, Jr. of Tracy’s and worked for the FBI. She was also Maryland Chapter, 1777 ReisterLanding,; Gloria Barkalow of employed as an administrative secre- stown Road, Suite 175, Baltimore , Harwood and Joyce Lester of Edgewa- tary for the Gott Company, Hall Tax MD 21208. ter; three brothers, John Turner of Service, Calvert Christian School, and Rausch Funeral Home in Owings The Villages, FL; Thomas Turner of was the site administrator for Maxima handled arrangements. Harwood and Kenneth Turner of Computer Systems in Prince George’s Greensboro; three sisters, Barbara J. County. Marie Yarborough, 69 Kappas of Sun City, AZ; Elaine Nancy married John W. Wood on “Ann” Mullin of Jessup and Marie April 3, 1954, and they made their Marie ElizaTurner Waller of Hurt, VA. He is also home in Calvert County. She was a beth Yarborough, survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 member of Grace Brethren Church of age 69 of Lusby, great-grandchildren. Calvert County. In her leisure time, passed away In addition to his parents, he was she enjoyed music, especially playing suddenly on May preceded in death by his wife of 54 the harp, cooking and spending time 2, 2014 at her years, Virginia C. Turner and his with her family. residence. daughter, Linda C. Tucker. She is survived by daughters She was born May 11, 1944 in Memorial contributions may be Darlene Cherowitzo of Jupiter, FL, Orange, NJ to the late Mildred Elizamade to the Hospice of the Chesa- Dawn Wood of California, MD, and beth and Andrew J. Yantorn, Sr. She peake, 90 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, sons Dean Wood of North Beach, and was the loving wife to John E. YarborMD 21122 or the charity of one’s Eric Wood of Florida. Also surviving ough whom she married in Prince
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Frederick, and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2004. Marie was multi-talented with many occupations and skill sets and was a life long learner. She spent countless hours volunteering at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lusby and recently completed her Stephen Ministry Class of which she was very proud to have received. She served at SMILE Food Pantry and spent countless hours helping the elderly in need. She had a “Givers” heart and true “love of neighbor”. Marie is survived by her stepfather, John J. Wilson of West Orange, NJ; daughter, Sharon Nicholson (Stephen) of Lusby, MD; stepchildren, John Yarborough (Marleen), Glenn Yarborough (Tina), and Beth Yarborough; siblings, Andrew Yantorn, Jr. (Ellen) of Tarpon Springs, FL, Joseph Yantorn (Louise) of Charleston, SC, and Roger Yantorn of Rahway, NJ; grandchildren, Scott Nicholson (Andrea), Zachery Cummings, Joshua Cummings, Noah Nicholson, and Callie Anne Nicholson. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to: S.M.I.L.E., 10290 H. G. Trueman Road, Lusby MD 20657 (online: smileinc.org) or Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland, 21562 Thames Avenue, Lexington Park MD 20653. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.
Local Student Makes Contribution “Leanne has always had a big heart,” says her mom Kayla Pezzuti. Her thoughtfulness was evident when the Windy Hill Elementary second grader and her mom recently stopped by the Calvert Hospice office to drop off a contribution. “When her great-grandfather passed away from cancer she wanted to donate all her money to finding a cure for it,” Kayla said. “I explained to her that while finding a cure for cancer would be awesome, the 'angels' (hospice caregivers) that come in to comfort and care for the sick are irreplaceable.” Leanne then decided that she wanted to donate every penny she had to hospice. Calvert Hospice received a $263.00 contribution from Leanne who donated the money she received for her 8th birthday because she wanted to make sure, “All the sick people found peace and comfort like her great-grandfather did before he passed,” her mom explained. “The thoughtfulness and generosity shown by Leanne at such a young age is truly heartwarming,” stated Executive Director Brenda Laughhunn. “We are so grateful not only for her contribution but
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Calvert Hospice Executive Director Brenda Laughhunn with Leanne.
also her compassion for our patients and families.” For more information about Calvert Hospice’s programs and services, please call (410) 535.0892 or visit calverthospice.org.
Students Awarded Scholarships Three Calvert County students received an extra boost in their college funds May 6 as Calvert County Government’s Employee Recognition Committee (ERC) awarded scholarships totaling $2,000. The ERC annually offers college scholarships to two graduating high school seniors who are dependents of Calvert County Government employees and to one county government employee pursuing a college degree. This year’s winners are: Juwan D. Hawkins Calvert County employee at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center $500 Award A National Honor Society member, Hawkins is graduating from Huntingtown High School with a grade point average of 88.95 and is ranked 121 out of 410 students. Among his many achievements, Hawkins played junior varsity basketball and football and varsity football; participated in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s (MPSSAA) Indoor Track & Field Class 3A State Championship; received the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) DC Professional Chapter Young Leader’s Award; and served as a member of Brothers Reaching Out. Hawkins has attended the MPSSAA Student Athlete Leadership Conference, the NSBE National Conference and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state conference. He plans to attend North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro. Hawkins’ mother, Ramona A. Parran, is a Calvert County Government employee at the Calvert Control Center.
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Caitlyn Mitchell Daughter of Michelle L. Mitchell, Circuit Court Office Assistant $500 Award Mitchell is graduating from Huntingtown High School with a grade point average of 85.90. She is a member of FBLA, the Academy of Finance, the Huntingtown High School Dance Team, the Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Program and is vice president of the Distributive Education Club of America. Mitchell pursued her interest in finance through organizing and serving as president of the Huntingtown High School Accounting Club; coordinating fundraisers for Relay for Life and FBLA; interning with Calvert County Government’s Department of Finance and Budget; and conducting free tax preparation for the Farming 4 Hunger project. She is interested in pursuing a career as a forensic accountant and plans to attend Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa. Rachael J. Warner Daughter of Barbara J. Warner, Department of Finance and Budget Executive Administrative Assistant $1,000 Award Warner is graduating from Patuxent High School with a grade point average of 83.26 and is ranked 99 out of 281 students. She is a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society, Future Educators of America, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Teacher’s Academy of Maryland. Her active high school career included participating in junior varsity and varsity field hockey as well as commu-
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is providing women athletes with a strong incentive to start their academic careers by adding women’s lacrosse the college’s list of athletic programs. Other women’s sports include cross-country, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and golf. CSM will host an information session for the public to introduce the college’s new women’s lacrosse coach, Joyce Arter, and to provide the summer workout schedule for students interested in playing for the inaugural team. The women’s lacrosse information meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs. May 22 in the Francis P. Chiaramonte, MD Center for Science and Technology (ST) Building, Room ST-143 on the La Plata Campus. Arter is women’s assistant coach at Northern High School, head coach for the Cyclones of Southern Maryland Club and girls’ basketball coach at Northern Middle School. Previously, Arter was assistant coach and head coach of girls lacrosse at Calvert High School, and she served as Special Olympics of Calvert County soccer coach. She is a U.S. Lacrosse Certified Coach. Arter earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, a Division I school where she played the attack position for four years. "We are very excited to have Joyce Arter joining our Athletics team. Joyce will be bringing a great deal of knowledge and passion for this sport to CSM,” said CSM Athletics Assistant Director Sarah Williams. “Joyce has been coaching for five years and at all different levels ranging from middle, high school and clubs and is now taking a step into the collegiate level. She graduated from Calvert High School where she also played lacrosse. I believe with Joyce being a local to Southern Maryland and having nity clubs like Teen Scene (as co-founder), World Vision, Karsyn’s Karnival and MoJo for Grace. Warner also works as a teacher’s aide at Grover Place Child Care Center and participated in a student internship program in which she taught in local middle schools. She plans to attend Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C. The ERC raises funds for the scholarship program through vending sales at county buildings and coordinates the
CSM Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Joyce Arter.
coached at the local high schools she is in a perfect position to recruit new players to the College of Southern Maryland." “The community stepped up in a big way to support lacrosse and we are excited for the students who will be able to attend CSM and play Division I lacrosse. Student-athletes are some of our most successful students, and the new lacrosse program will attract more full-time student athletes,” said CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin. CSM women’s lacrosse will compete at the Division I NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) collegiate level. “Strong [lacrosse] programs exist in Calvert and St. Mary’s county high schools, and now that lacrosse has expanded with Charles County teams moving into SMAC (Southern Maryland Athletic Conference) competition, the natural progression is to provide the opportunity for students to play at the collegiate level while attending community college in Southern Maryland,” said CSM’s Athletic Director Michelle Ruble. “This spring we added men’s lacrosse and we will add women’s lacrosse next spring.” application process. Applications are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement; extra-curricular activities, both in and out of school; community service involvement; honors and awards; and letters of recommendation. In addition, each applicant is asked to submit an essay. For more information, call (410) 535-1600 or visit online at co.cal.md.us. Like Calvert County Government on Facebook.
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CURRENT EVENTS Your Invitation to Waterfowl Festival The Potomac River Waterfowl Festival is May 23 and 24, 2014, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The show features dozens of award-winning artists showcasing their world-class wildlife art both at a dinner reception and daytime fair. The event kicks off with the Cattails and Cocktails Dinner and Auction and recognition of renown decoy and fish carver, Ray Whetzel on May 23, 6 p.m. Please RSVP with the purchase of your ticket by Fri., May 16. The cost is $75.00 and may be purchased on line at www.cfsomd.org or by mailing a check to the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, 2960 Technology Place, Suite 102B, Waldorf, MD 20601. Folks won’t want to miss the opportunity to mingle with the
artists who are joining us from the Carolinas to New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Preview and purchase fine wildlife art - original oil and watercolor paintings, photography, hand carved gunning and decorative decoys; wood carvings and hand crafted furniture; beach glass jewelry, ceramics and more. In addition, guests will enjoy the seasonally inspired buffet dinner by Blue Wind Gourmet, bid on auction items such as a waterfowl hunt and
retriever clinics in Virginia; bourbon and cigar baskets, hand carved shore birds and oversized oyster boat by Nick Flag; local event tickets and more. Lastly the Potomac Decoy Collectors Association will be on hand for free decoy appraisals and identifications; to barter at their Buy, Sell and Swap tables; and to exhibit their waterfowling artifacts. On Sat., May 24, admission is $5.00. Start the day with an 8:00 a.m. Early Bird Decoy Auction coordinated by Homestead Auctions, for consigned decoys and related art. The Art Buildings and Festival starts at 10:00 a.m. Also again this year, Heck Rice, President of the International Wildfowl Carving Association, will be coordinating the Working Decoy Competition; Chad Day, avid waterfowl hunter, will be handling the retriever demos; and Billy Moore is coordinating the build a bluebird box again. New this year, Rob Plant will be introducing guests to Bourbon and Rye at the scheduled tastings; David and Matt Baden are coordinating the Meat Duck and Goose Calling Contests and Clinic; local wineries will be present for tastings and selling their wine; and Wine and Design will be hosting a two- hour painting workshop. To RSVP, purchase tickets and register for any of these activities go to cfsomd.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 240.670.4483 (GIVE) or send a check payable to Community
Foundation of Southern Maryland (CFSOMD), 2960 Technology Place, Suite 102B, Waldorf, MD 20601. Proceeds support the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, a 501c3 nonprofit public charity made up of charitable funds created by many donors. The group manages permanent endowments and complex gifts; connects donors to needs of the community; encourages varying interests and giving capacities; and serves as a resource and catalyst for philanthropic endeavors.
Downton Abbey at Senior Center The North Beach Senior Center celebrated Mother’s Day the Thursday before with a Downton Abbey theme. Front, seated (in blue hat) is Senior Center Director Ricca Baker as Lady Grantham, Lord Grantham's American heiress wife; (in red and black) is Program Manager Office on Aging, Keri Lipperini as Lady Rose MacClare; Right of Keri (in apron) is Program Assistant Kathy Shannon as Daisy; (in pink) is Office Assistant An English-style High Tea along Colleen Cofod as Lady Mary Crawley; and back left (in white) with sandwiches, scones and pastries Food Service Coordinator Linda was served as part of the celebration, prior to lunch. Hofmann as Beryl Patmore.
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CURRENT EVENTS Don’t Miss House, Garden Pilgrimage Eleven lovely Calvert County homes and gardens will be open for you to tour on Sat., May 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage sponsored by the Calvert Garden Club. The sites will include several historic 17th century homes, early farmhouses, two different one-room school houses from the 1880’s used in segregation times plus traditional gardens in bloom. Rarely open to the public are three outstanding examples of late 17th century homes: Spout Farm, Tynewydd and the Cage, each with distinguishable architectural features lovingly preserved and restored. From their beginnings as early 1600’s land grants, they have witnessed the county’s history from early tobacco farms and important waterways, even overlooking the Naval battles of the War of 1812. The co-chairs of the event are Carol Fredericks and Maricarol Blanco Cloak. Docents will be available at all sites to answer questions. Visit mhgp.org or
Blue Angels Are Back The Navy’s premiere flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, will be flying high over Annapolis next week. On May 20 and 21, a team of six Navy F/A-18 Hornets will fly over the Severn River, performing circle and arrival maneuvers between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Tues. May 20. The Naval Academy has announced that their official performance for the Air Show will be between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Wed. May 21. Optimal viewing areas include Ingram Field, portions of Farragut Field and Hospital Point on the Naval Academy grounds. On Fri. May 23, they will make a flyover during the Naval Academy Graduation ceremony. In a move to save the federal government $28 million, the Navy cut the Blue Angels’ schedule short last year so they did not make it to Annapolis. In fact this is the first performance they will make in Annapolis in three years. Later this year, the Blue Angels are
scheduled this to visit Baltimore and perform Sept. 13-14 for the Star-Spangled Spectacular 2014 event. This marks the Blue Angels’ 68th year performing. The Blue Angels are expected to perform for nearly 15 million spectators in 2014. By publicly demonstrating the skills and abilities of naval aviators, the team’s goal is to inspire young men and women not just to pursue a career in naval aviation or the military, but to aspire to excellence in all areas of their lives.
Spout Farm on St. Leonard Creek
calvertgardenclub.com for a list of locations where you can buy tickets. Tickets are $30 advance or $35 on site the day of the tour. Tour proceeds will benefit preservation and restoration of stonework and grounds for the triangular gardens that sit behind the Patterson home. At Jefferson-Patterson Park.
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CURRENT EVENTS Bayside History Museum: The War of 1812 This jewel of a museum in North Beach now offers an exhibit depicting the War of 1812 and its importance in our history. Replicas of the uniforms worn by the British and Maryland militia are on display. While you are there, amble through airy galleries filled with the rich history of the beaches communities. Open every Wed. through Sun., 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., 4025 4th St., North Beach. For more information call (301) 855-4028 or visit email@example.com Win a Trip for Five Aboard a Tall Ship! Raffle tickets are now available for a chance to be an observer aboard either The Pride of Baltimore II or Sultana during the battle re-enactment at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Sunday, June 22. Tickets are $50 each for a group of five people to board at Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons and sail to JPPM and back. Just 200 tickets will be sold with two winners to be drawn June 3. Winners need not be present. Tickets and information are available online at choosecalvert.com.
Fri., May 16; Sat., May 17 & Sun., May 18 Patuxent Voices Spring Concerts: In the course of a lifetime, we move from the innocence of youth through the challenges of growing up, emerging as adults with a new perspective about the lives we live. This is the musical journey that Patuxent Voices takes in Finding Our Way Home. Performances are Fri., May 16, 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland; Sat., May 17, 7:30 p.m. at Middleham St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Lusby; and Sun., May 18, 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, St. Mary’s College. Performances are free, but donations are welcome. See web site for details patuxentvoices.org. For additional information contact: Sherrod Sturrock (410) 474-2430.
Friday, May 16 Davidsonville Dance Club: International style for singles and couples. 7:00 p.m.-Quickstep I and 8:00 p.m. Jive/Paso Doble (1/2 hour of Jive, 1/2 hour of Paso Doble) for 8 weeks. Professional Instructor. No partner required. $65 plus $10 membership fee for the year 2014. (201) 262-1535 Campfire on the Beach: Stories, games and S’mores! A free kids event in North Beach, 7:00 p.m. Near the Welcome Center at 5th and Bay Ave.
Saturday, May 17
CSM ‘Code Green’ Summer Program The College of Southern Maryland will implement its “Code Green” program during the summer as part of its energy savings initiatives. From May 23 through Aug. 1, excluding July 4, CSM will close most buildings on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. The early closings will not affect CSM’s St. Charles Children’s Learning Center, Kids’ and Teen College programs or the Waldorf Center. Public Safety and Preparedness personnel will also remain on campus. Employees will work longer days the rest of the week to compensate for the early closing on Fridays. CSM will close all campuses for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 24-26, and will close all campuses for the Independence Day holiday July 4. Classes for the Summer I session are May 19 through June 30 and classes for Summer II session are July 7 through Aug. 15. Access to online services, including registration, is available at csmd.edu and through my.CSMD services. For complete spring and summer academic calendar, visit csmd.edu/Academics/calendar/. canoe safety, paddling techniques, canoe routes and Sanctuary policies. On the water, a session on canoe paddling skills and rescue taught by American Canoe Association certified instructors will be followed by a trip up river and through some of the marsh channels to see the varied habitats. Dress for the weather and bring lunch and snack. Call (410) 741-9330 to register. For adults 18 and older with canoeing experience. 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. Visit jugbay.org for directions or more info. Fossil Field Experience: Explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs with a trained guide. Space is limited. Preregistration required. Fee is $20 per person for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Call (410) 326-2042, ext. 41. Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage: Sponsored by the Calvert Garden Club, Calvert County opens 11 beautiful historic homes and gardens to the public The Pilgrimage, a 77year tradition in Maryland, offers a unique opportunity to see inside historic properties normally not open to the public. The sites include several spectacular 17th century homes, early Calvert farmhouses, two different 1880’s one-room school houses used in segregation times and some lovely traditional gardens. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or shine. Tickets are $30 advance or $35 on site day of tour. Visit mhgp.org or calvertgardenclub.com for a list of local places to buy tickets.
Fallen Hero Day: Join local EMS and Volunteer Firefighters in a remembrance ceremony honoring our fallen heroes. The event will be held at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens located at 3270 Broomes Island Rd. Port Republic. 10:00 a.m. Reception will follow. Rain or shine. Direct all inquiries to 257-0544. Visit: Canoe Guide Training: Learn how to lead (410) canoe trips at Jug Bay! On land, learn about chesapeakehighlands.com Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Come for great food, fellowship, guest speaker and local missions to follow. Dunkirk Baptist Church invites all for cooking lessons that start at 7:00 a.m. breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. More info: dunkirkbaptistchurch.org.
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Crab Cake & Country Ham Spring Dinner: The menu will feature homemade crab cakes, country and honey-baked ham, potatoes au gratin, homemade coleslaw, rolls and biscuits, beverages and homemade pies. The event will provide a bake shoppe, garden shoppe, homemade ice cream, antique cars, guided tours of historic St. James’ Church as well as activities for children. The dinner is $20 for adults (eat in or carry out), $10 for children 10 years and under. Children under 2 years old eat free. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. St. James’ Parish is one of the historic Anglican parishes established under the Maryland General Assembly by the Royal Governor of Maryland in 1692. The present church, which continues to serve the congregation today, was built in 1765. St. James’ Parish is located at 5757 Solomons Island Rd. in Lothian. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or view stjameslothian.com.
Voices of Melody: Anne Arundel County Retired Teachers’ Chorus present their spring concert. 1:00 p.m. South County (Anne Arundel) Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater, Membership, which is free and available for persons age 55 and older, is required for participation in programs. Call (410) 222-1927.
Thursday, May 22 Little Minnows - Spring Has Sprung: Children ages 3 – 5 years are invited to participate from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Space is limited. Preregistration suggested. Fee is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Call (410) 326-2042, ext. 41.
Friday, May 23
Broomes Island Flood Mitigation Plan: Information session and discussion of plan development, flooding, flood mitigation and more. All are invited. Free. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Broomes Island Community Center, 4080 School Rd., Broomes Island. For more information visit Community Planning and Building at co.cal.md.us.
Paint the Town Red, White & Blue: In honor of Memorial Day, the Town of Chesapeake Beach in association with the Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival is asking all homeowners, boat owners, and business owners in the County to decorate with red, white and blue Patriotic decorations. The Towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach should be decorated for judging by Fri., May 23. Winners announced and prizes presented Sunday, May 18 on Sun., May 25 at 3:00 p.m.at Kellams Field. National Museum Day: The Calvert Marine Let your Patriotism shine bright this MemoMuseum in Solomons is open and free to the rial Day by painting our communities Red, public from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CMM White & Blue! members are invited to a special members-only reception in the newly renovated Harms Family Movie Morning: A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a Gallery from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. young woman and her fateful kiss with a frog Body of Ink Tattoo: A portion of all tattoos prince who desperately wants to be human and piercings will go to the Humane Society of again. (Rated G, 95 min.) Call the branch for Calvert County. From 11:00 a.m. For exact movie title information. 10:00 a.m., location contact Northrop.email@example.com Deale Community Library, 5940 DealeChurchton Rd. (410) 222-1925. or call (301) 648-8278.
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Honor Flight, The Movie: Just in Time for Memorial Day, Calvert Hospice sponsors a screening of the story of four World War II Veterans in Wisconsin who have been touched by Honor Flight. The 90-minute film will be shown in the lounge area of the Southern Pines Senior Center, 20 Appeal Lane in Lusby. Show time begins at 1:00 p.m. following a patriotic sing-a-long at 12:30. The event is free and open to the public. For directions or info, contact Anne Sledge, Program Assistant at Southern Pines at (410) 586-2748.
Free Hearing Screening: In addition to having your hearing checked, learn about tinnitus - ringing in your ears, why hearing changes with age, and good communication tips presented by Chesapeake Hearing Center. There will be free giveaways and complimentary refreshments. Sign up in advance. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. South County (Anne Arundel) Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Membership, which is free and available for persons age 55 and older, is required for participation in programs. Call (410) 222-1927 for info.
Sailor Made - The Return of the Woolies: Exhibit features delicate artworks created by tough men. A woolie is a hand-stitched portrait of a ship created by British seamen between the 1830s and 1880s. This unusual collection is on loan from Donald Berezoski. The Annmarie After Hours Reception for the exhibit will be held opening night. No reservations required. Free for members; $5 for nonmembers. This is an adult-only evening for ages 21 and up. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. For more information call (410) 326-4640.
Memorial Butterfly Release: Calvert Hospice hosts this second annual event to celebrate loved ones who passed while on hospice care over the last year. The ceremony will be held from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. rain or shine at Annmarine Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell Rd., Solomons. For more information call (410) 535-0892 or visit clverthospice.org.
CURRENT EVENTS Sat., May 24 thru Mon., May 26 Take Time to Remember: Chesapeake Beach honors our fallen heroes with the Stars and Stripes Festival starting with an opening ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park at10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin will speak at the ceremony and other veterans will speak at events throughout the day. On Sun., May 25, a Family Fun Day Picnic at Kellams Field will include activities for all ages. A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Mon., May 26, at Veterans' Memorial Park. The Old Line Chapter of the Nam Knights motorcycle club will dedicate a new Vietnam Memorial to be donated to the Town of Chesapeake Beach. Veterans, active military and their families, with proper identification, will get free access to the beaches at North Beach, Bay Front Park and the Chesapeake Beach Water Park. Visit chesapeakebeach.md.us for detailed event info; or call (301) 752-0445.
Tennison. Be careful not to walk the plank! Arggggggh! $12 per person. Advance registration required by Thu., May 22. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Call (410) 326-2042, ext. 41.
Wednesday, May 28 NARFE: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Bay Area Chapter No. 1363, will meet at noon at Pirate's Cove Restaurant, 4817 Riverside Dr. in Galesville. The president will update attendees of recent important legislation and NARFE general objectives. Lunch is ordered from the menu. Members, invited guests and interested visitors are welcome. For more information, call (410) 867-2207, (410) 741-1750 or visit facebook/NARFE1363.
College of Southern Maryland: In observance of Memorial Day, CSM will be Ray Apollo Allen: returns to ‘rock the closed Sat., May 24 thru Mon., May 26. The house.’ Come enjoy his music, don’t college will resume normal operations on
forget those dancin’ shoes. 1:00 p.m. South County (Anne Arundel) Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater, Saturday, May 24 Membership, which is free and available Sensory Storytime: specifically designed for those 55 and older, is required for for young children with autism spectrum participation in programs. Call (410) disorders, sensory integration issues, or 222-1927 for info. other developmental disabilities. Registration required. Call (410) 222-1538 to register. 10:00 a.m., Edgewater CommuThursday, May 29 nity Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, EdgewaRascal Flatts Concert: This group ter. debuted in 2000 and have since sold Humane Society of Calvert County over 22.5 million albums with 14 Yard Sale: Multiple vendors selling their number one singles. Hits include “Bless stuff and hundreds of great bargains. the Broken Road,” “What Hurts The Proceeds go directly to help the animals of Most,” “My Wish,” “Take Me There” the Humane Society of Calvert County. and many more. Their performances are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For location state-of-the-art, house-rocking extravacontact Northrop.firstname.lastname@example.org or ganzas that are not to be missed! Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Visit call (301) 648-8278. calvertmarinemuseum.ticketforce.com Kids Pirate Pizza Cruise: Dress like a to purchase tickets today. Museum pirate, eat pizza and cruise around the closes at 3:00 p.m. the day of the concert. Patuxent River aboard the Wm. B.
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For 40 years, the Cove Point LNG Terminal has worked to protect the health and natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay—and we won’t stop now. As Dominion moves forward with its Cove Point LNG export project—which will provide a property. And we’ll work closely with government agencies, as well as local landowners, to ensure significant economic boost to Calvert County—our top priority continues to be making sure that that, as we build, the impacts on our community and your day-to-day routines are minimal. a 40-year commitment to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem remains intact. We’re proud that Calvert County has come to expect this spirit of stewardship from us. After all, Dominion has an extensive environmental conservation plan in place at Cove Point. Even after we’ve provided $2.3 million in charitable grants and donations in Maryland over the past decade, adding export capabilities to our 1,000-acre site, nearly 80 percent of the land will remain a been commended for our efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population, and led an pristine nature preserve. initiative to save the largest freshwater marsh on the bay’s western shore. The nearby freshwater marshlands will still provide homes for several species of insects, In short, Dominion understands the importance of respecting the environment and preserving amphibians and plants. We’ll keep using indigenous plants in our landscaping. We’ll collaborate Southern Maryland’s quality of life. At Cove Point, we’re about to prove it to you once again. further with environmentalists to protect endangered vegetation and animals in and around our
To learn more visit dom.com/covepoint.
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