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Celebrate Independence Day Tuesday, July 3 Chesapeake Beach Fireworks @ dusk Just about any vantage point in the Beaches provides great viewing of the Town of Chesapeake Beach’s fireworks over the Bay, launched from a barge just off the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa complex. If you have a boat and can dock off Fishing Creek, you’ll get a bird’s eye view. If you plan to drive and park, check our web site, ChesapeakeCurrent.com before you leave home because officers usually impose new traffic patterns to restrict left turns. Cruise: Enjoy a two-hour Fireworks Cruise on the Miss Chesapeake Beach for $35 per person. Ask about tickets at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Tackle Shop. Tuesday, July 3 Herington on the Bay’s Fireworks @ dusk Bring the entire family and enjoy Herrington on the Bay’s (Herrington Harbour South's) annual Independence Day celebration in Rose Haven from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Food and beverage vendors, moon bounces and other family activities with a spectacular fireworks show at dusk! Herring Bay is also a great place to dock your boat for a fabulous fireworks view. Wednesday, July 4 July 4 Celebration, Parade @ 1:00 p.m. The Galesville Heritage Society stages its annual parade down Main Street with renowned and award winning aerobatic pilot Bill Finigan spearheading the charge from overhead! What other parade has its very own flyover? On the ground: floats, classic cars, antique fire trucks and tractors, bikes, decorated golf carts, horses, people, marching bands, you name it, it will be there at the Galesville parade and it’s lots of fun! Particpants are urged to come up with the wildest, craziest, zaniest, PG-rated patriotic display of Independence Day possible (but no Silly String allowed this year). If you’d like to join the parade, call Charlie Kidd at (410) 867- 4952. (Note: Main Street will be closed beginning at 12:45 p.m. for about an hour or so; please plan accordingly.) Wednesday, July 4 Solomons Island Fireworks @ dusk The Solomons Business Association sponsors the annual Solomons fireworks display, Wednesday, July 4 at dusk. Fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk. Rain date: Thursday, July 5. Traffic: Vehicular traffic will be restricted. Please park in designated areas only and respect private property. Public parking is available at Glascock Field across from the Calvert Marine Museum, at the museum, in the lots behind Our Lady Star of the Sea School and the Solomons Medical Center. Parking at Glascock Field is $5, proceeds to SYB Optimists and the SBA Fireworks. eShuttle service from Glascock Field provided by Hillside Ride, $5 one-way or $10 round trip. Boat: The fireworks are especially enjoyable if you have a boat and can dock in the Patuxent River. Calvert Marine Museum is also offering a cruise the night of the fireworks, but you must make reservations ASAP. See Out & About on pages 22-23 for details. Sponsors: In addition to SBA, the fireworks are also sponsored by the Calvert County Commissioners and local Solomons businesses and residents. Contributions are gratefully accepted. Every little bit helps to keep the fireworks display alive. Please send checks to: SBA Fireworks, PO Box 724, Solomons MD 20688. Donors acknowledged on the SBA website. Wednesday, July 4 Annapolis Fireworks @ dusk Our state capital celebrates the Fourth of July with patriotic events all day including an Independence Day Parade, a concert and fireworks. The City Dock area, along the historic seaport, is a popular destination for pedestrians and boaters to watch the fireworks. Rain Date: July 5 (for fireworks only). Photo Courtesy of VisitAnnapolis.org

Employees Get Raises; Trolley Gets Funds Employees of North Beach are among the few government employees anywhere who are getting raises in Fiscal Year 2013. Included in the $2.258 million dollar budget passed at the June North Beach Town Council meeting is 2.9% raise proposed by Councilman Gregg Dotson. Members of the Beach Trolley Association also attended the June meeting to again push for continuance of the $5,000 per year in funding they had been receiving from the Town. This is the 5th year of the trolley, and supporters say it has carried over 35,000 riders. This year, the number of trolleys has been cut from three to one, which serves just the coastal areas from Chesapeake Beach through North Beach in Calvert County to Herrington on the Bay in Southern Anne Arundel County. Councilman Mike Benton said that while he’s a supporter of economic development, the trolley goes by his house and he has not seen a lot of people on it. Benton added that he’s not convinced that North Beach businesses get many customers riding the trolley. He asked for numbers to support its validity. Councilman Greg McNeill said he would like to see three years of accounting and a two-year business plan from the Trolley Association. He asked for the information by December 2012 so council could base their funding decision for next year on the data. Councilman Ken Wilcox said, “My support for money for the trolley is fading. I need to see numbers for next year… before supporting anything further.” Councilman Gregg Dotson commented, “I was on the (trolley) board when it started up, but I’ve been speaking with residents and businesses. Now I’m not going to support it.” Mayor Mark Frazer asked, “Are people getting off the trolley in north Beach and spending money? I don’t see riders getting off the trolley. I see it as ‘alternative transportation.’ I’m opposed, but I don’t vote unless there’s a tie.” He also said it was his opinion that council was “putting the cart

before t h e horse” b y funding t h e trolley another y e a r without seeing numbers first. The council did vote to continue the funding fro another year, with Dotson and Randy Hummel the only council members casting “no” votes. Town Engineer John Hoffman briefly described plans for a new Wetland Trail the town is planning to build from the new Wetlands Overlook Park, from point of land just north of the Burnt Oaks neighborhood that could extend to Rose Haven. “It would be a 4,000 feet long walkway, similar to what they have in Chesapeake Beach,” Hoffman said. The scenic path with views over the swampy area would accommodate pedestrians, bikes and baby strollers, Hoffman said. Council also received an update on plans for the proposed Performing Arts Center by members of a steering. Representatives from professional lighting and sound system companies who are now volunteering their time to give recommendations were introduced. Architecture students at the University of Maryland have been asked to give their input on the design. Mayor Frazer said organization, governance, and ownership of the proposed facility have not been worked out, and nothing is cast in stone at this point. The proposed facility could be built at 7th and Bay Avenue where buildings owned by Dale Thomas of Nice & Fleazy Antiques are now located. Councilman Gregg Dotson introduced retired Washington Post Wine Critic Dick Rosano to present a report on he compiled on building a boutique hotel on private land owned by RAR Associates at the waterfront. Councilman Greg McNeill asked that the report be referred to the Economic Development Committee, which will study it and report back to council by November.

Park Joins World-Wide Swim Lesson Local kids joined with more than 20,000 others at water parks on five continents for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, held simultaneously to promote water safety. Chesapeake Beach Water Park Manager Marilyn Van Wagner says this is the second year they have participated, and there were nearly four times the number of kids this year than last year. New this year is a new stair platform to the big water slide that’s designed to look like the Drum Point Lighthouse. Now that school is out, the Water Park is open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. Their popular Friday Night Slides are back as of July 6 and continuing every Friday night through Local kids participating in the World’s Largest August 10, when the park stays open until 9:30 p.m. Swimming Lesson listen for instructions from “It’s a really fun family night,” says Van Wagner. lifeguards at Chesapeake Beach Water Park. “We have games and activities, and everyone can stay for Night Slides for just an extra $2.” Character Days are back again this year as Scan the Current code with well at the Water Park. On Monday, June 25, kids your smart phone to watch a can meet Sponge Bob Square Pants; on Monday, video of the 2012 World’s July 23, Dora the Explorer; and on Monday, Largest Swimming Lesson at August 13, Elmo from Sesame Street stops by. Chesapeake Beach Water Park. Parents love the adorable photo opportunities they have with their kids and these characters!

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Burglary A victim on Golden West Way in Lusby reported to DFC C. Johnson that unknown suspect(s) burglarized her home sometime between June 2 and 9, stealing about $400 worth of household items.

traffic stop, a K9 scan was conducted and a baggie of marijuana was located as well as other drug paraphernalia. Donnelly was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was then transported to the Calvert County Detention Center.

Theft from Vehicles Someone entered an unlocked vehicle on Cape Leonard Drive in St. Leonard in the early morning hours of June 9 and stole cash and gift cards valued at $150. A second vehicle at another home on Cape Leonard Drive was also entered and items were stolen. Two vehicles at a home on Circle Court were also entered and had money Thefts DFC Lord is investigating the theft of a red missing from them. DFC C. Johnson is Easy Go golf car valued at $3,000 that was stolen investigating. sometime between June 7 and 8 from the Breezy Point Marina. There is a sticker that reads State Police Barrack U Reports: “Dorsey” on the side of the cart.

Trooper First Class Merkelson stopped two suspicious vehicles in the parking lot of Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick on June 5 at 12:45 a.m. During questioning of the drivers, he observed suspected marijuana. During a search, in addition to the marijuana, other medications were located that the occupant did not have a prescription for. Britain W. Smith, 26, of Bowie, was found to be in possession of marijuana and hydrocodone. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Police Blotter Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Reports: Theft Two employees were arrested at Fishing Creek Kennels on Boyd's Turn Road in Owings on Monday, June 18 on charges of theft of less than $1,000. Officers identified them as Jennifer Rushe, 26, of Lusby and Crystal Magtutu of Port Republic, 28. The Chesapeake Current has learned that the two are also under investigation for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the Humane Society of Calvert County in Sunderland where Rushe was an employee and Magtutu was a court-ordered volunteer. Attempted Theft A Huntingtown woman living on Deep Landing Road was confronted in the garage at her home by a man demanding money. She managed to get away from him and was not injured. The man ran away without any money. She described him as a white male with a thin build. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Calvert Sheriff's Office. Barricade Situation On Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 8:15 p.m. members of Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to 490 Round Up Road, Lusby for a domestic altercation. A subject, identified as Joshua Bruce, fired a shotgun in the air and entered the residence at 490 Round Up Road. After several unsuccessful attempts to make contact with Bruce, the scene was declared a barricade. The Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team responded

along with negotiators. It was later determined that Bruce had fled on foot and officers were unable to locate him. Bruce responded to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, June 18, and was being interviewed by officers at press time.

Possession of Heroin

Senior Trooper M. Gill responded to a residence on Abilene Court in Lusby for the report of assist sick and injured on June 10 at 11:49 p.m. Upon his arrival, Samantha Jeane Underwood, age 18, was found to be under the influence of a drugs and was in possession of heroin. Underwood was arrested and charged with possession of heroin. She was taken to the Calvert County Detention Weapon Violation On June 9 at 1:35 a.m. DFC E. Bradley was Center. approached by a citizen who stated that a large crowd was in the Calypso Bay parking lot in Possession of Cocaine, DUI Trooper First Class Donaldson stopped a Solomons Island and someone had a gun. DFC Bradley went to the area and observed a large vehicle for traffic violations on Grovers Turn Rd in crowd arguing. He saw a male drop a handgun Owings on June 1 at 7:04 p.m. The driver, magazine in front of him. He ordered the suspect Lieutenant Q. Harris, 60 of Fairmont Heights was to the ground and located a gun inside the arrested for driving under the influence. A search suspect’s vehicle. Damian Alexis Feliciano, 33, of revealed that he was in possession of cocaine. He Patuxent River, was arrested and charged with first was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention degree assault, second degree assault, reckless Center. conduct, two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon, transporting a handgun in a vehicle, and Possession of Marijuana Senior Trooper M. Gill stopped a vehicle for use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. According to the victim, he and traffic violations in Prince Frederick at June 4 at Feliciano had a verbal argument and Feliciano 2:04 a.m. The driver was identified as Patrick then retrieved the gun from his vehicle, pointed it Robert Donnelly, age 21, of Lusby. During the at the victim and pulled the hammer back on the weapon. No one was injured. Someone stole an electric weed eater, pruning shears, electrical cord and a Black and Decker electric trimmer, together valued at almost $200, from the porch of a home on Yellowbank Road in Dunkirk between June 3 and 7. DFC J. Morgan is investigating.

Possession of Drugs Trooper First Class Evan stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Main Street at Wilson Court in Prince Frederick on June 7 at 5:37 p.m. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, identified as Christopher Edward Ridel, age 25, of Port Republic, the right front passenger, Matthew David Kirby, age 29, of Port Republic, and a rear passenger, identified as Steven Anthony Hensley, age 23, of Prince Frederick. A search revealed pills for which there was no prescription. All three were charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and incarcerated at the detention center. Trespassing Trooper First Class Sorenson was dispatched to an address on Cassell Boulevard, Prince Frederick, for a reported trespassing on June 6 at 2:04 p.m. Upon Trooper First Class Sorenson’s arrival, he made contact with the complainant who advised that he had cameras posted on his property and observed someone trespassing. The complainant advised that he recognized the subject who was identified as Dennis Joseph Pett, 58. Of Prince Frederick. The subject, Pett, has been charged with trespassing on a criminal citation.

Anne Arundel Teens Charged In Fire

Three teenagers face a variety of criminal charges for allegedly using Molotov Cocktails in an attempt to destroy a home in Galesville according to Anne Arundel County fire officials. In a news release, Fire officials say their investigation revealed that the teens allegedly constructed two Molotov Cocktails (or homemade incendiary devices) to “exact revenge” on a Galesville resident’s house after they were in an argument. Christopher Lester, age 19, of Deale; a 17-year-old male from Churchton; and Crystal Kalinowski, 19, of Annapolis, each face five counts of attempted first and second degree murder, attempted first and second degree arson, five counts of first and second degree assault, along with other counts. About 1:30 a.m. on June 1, firefighters responded to a call about a suspicious package on the 900 block of Galesville Road. Upon arrival, firefighters and the homeowner found two Molotov Cocktails along with two cars that were damaged in a small fire that extinguished itself. After investigating, fire officials concluded that the incident was in retaliation for an earlier dispute.

Christopher Lester of Deale, Crystal Kalinowski of Annapolis (both pictures), along with a 17-year-old male from Churchton face charges in connection with an attack on Galesville home.

According to a news release, fire investigators executed a search warrant at the Churchton home of the 17-year-old male. Officials arrested Kalinowski and the 17-year-old without incident. Lester later turned himself in to police. All three suspects were incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center without bond, pending a bail review hearing.

Local Business Funds K-9 Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans recognized community partners, Geoff and Sue Wanamaker on Friday June 8 for their continued support of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. In September of last year, the Wannamakers graciously donated the funds to purchase another K-9 police dog to be assigned to Deputy First Class James Morgan, who is the K-9 Unit’s newest member. Sheriff Evans presented the Wannamakers with a plaque of appreciation in front of Bayside Toyota. Pictured from left to right: Lieutenant Dave McDowell, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Hejl, Geoff Wannamaker, Sheriff Mike Evans, Dfc. James Morgan and K-9 Edo, and Sergeant Kenneth Gregory.

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Mapping The Future Of Our County By Diane Burr

residents drive elsewhere for high-end clothing, furniture and electronics. Basu noted that although the economy is still weak, people are spending rather than saving their money. In fact, sales at luxury department stores such as Nordstrom, Saks 5th Avenue and Coach are up 5.8%, along with wholesalers such as Costco and Sam’s Club up 4%. Of course, none of these types of retailers are here. Another challenge Basu said he sees Calvert struggling to overcome is the aspiration of residents to not just live here, but also work here. He suggested that the target employers the county should be trying to attract are those looking for educated, skilled talent, and those with scientific backgrounds. Those would include energy companies, manufacturing, aquaculture and agricultural industries, in addition to more tourism. Basu challenged Economic Development officials to “create a better eco-system that promotes entrepreneurship. I think economic development departments should show and measure what they accomplish: how many new businesses, how many new jobs, and the tax revenue they generate.” A lthough Calvert is known as an expensive place to live, Basu said he would not recommend trying to provide more affordable “workforce housing.” As he put it, “You cannot beat Prince Georges County” and it’s not an idea the community would likely rally around.

What should our Town Centers look like in the future? What would happen to our area if the federal government cut a significant number of jobs? What can the county do to create more jobs here so people don’t have to commute? These are a few of the questions that about 45 leaders were asked to ponder at a Calvert County Economic Development Commission Strategic Planning Meeting held at King’s Landing Park in Huntingtown on June 13. It was a brainstorming session to kick off the county’s strategic plan update, which will focus first on the Prince Frederick and Lusby Town Centers. I was invited as President of the Bay Business Group. Guest speaker Anirban Basu, President and CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., said that most people in Calvert County don’t appreciate the federal government’s job impact because of our proximity to Washington DC. He noted that Calvert County currently has the third lowest unemployment rate in Maryland at 5.4%, and Anne Arundel County has the 8th lowest at 5.9%, much lower than the state and national averages. The toughest question he posed was: if there’s a federal government downturn, could Calvert County handle it? Basu, who is one of the economists credited with predicting the nationwide housing crash, said he believes that the biggest challenge Calvert faces for the future is economic diversification, which right now, is lacking. Economic Development Director Linda Vassallo noted that Calvert County residents have About the Author: Diane Burr is the founder and the 13th highest income in the US. However, a owner of the Chesapeake Current and Chesapeake recent research report showed that Calvert Bay Tripper.

Par for the Course With the Twin Beach Players By Sid Curl

becomes the comic villain for vainness. Olivia (Katherine Willham), is a lady of royalty and grief (written during the time of the plague and one can see how The Bard pushed the buttons). The church (Brianna Bennett) and the seafarers (Ana Collins, Maddie Metcalfe, Leanna Spence) are not given grace by the foolery as all things are satirical and open to attack in this most clever of plays. However, we, Twin Beach Players, have changed the setting from a Greek isle to The Country Club of Illyria in 1930. Fore! It is hard to come by good period costumes for 1600 (and boy, are they hot!) so we now place our setting on the golf course where the knights are golfers, the servants, caddies (Danielle Langford) and the Lady a tennis pro with her trainer, Maria (Brittney Collins) and operator of the royal pro shop, Malvolio, in attendance. The plot thickens with the wreck of a golf cart in a water hazard and all hands are nearly lost. Out of this comes the lovely Viola (Regan Hall) who decides to change her appearance to that of a man (Cesario) so she will be better received. Then, with the switching of identities, our Youth Troup teens take the stage. For them, it’s been like learning a foreign language to speak these famous lines. But, I have worked with them to use hands and facial expressions to help the audience get it. Dancing, singing, golfing, dueling and merriment are what this production is all about and of course, making par. If you have never attended Shakespeare or have been afeared (Shakespeare’s words) of understanding the language of his time, this is the production for you. The players strive to please you in appearance and understanding. Join us at the 19th hole in our new home, The Bayside Boys and Girls Club in North Beach, for a performance of shear rollicking slapstick comedy.

“And tell Master Shakespeare, something more cheerful next time, for Twelfth Night.” This quote from Queen Elizabeth 1st in the film “Shakespeare in Love” has become synonymous with the flavor of what the play “Twelfth Night or What You Will” presents. A complete written script has never been found and is thought that most of the pages of William Shakespeare’s classic was assembled from stage manager notes and given by the actors for “The First Folio” in 1623. It is known that the play was given short notice to be created and was named of a celebration in “Merry Olde England” to be presented on January 6, 1601, twelve days after Christmas for the Feast of Epiphany. It was a celebration of the end of the Christmas season and lent itself to revelry, jokes, tricks, and stunts. Servants dressed as their masters, and men and women switched garb to add to the festivities, and this certainly is the plot of Twelfth Night. The main characters are similar to others in Shakespearean works; it could have been that the actors themselves chose to lampoon their favorite past roles. We hope you will see how the Twin Beach Players’ production compares with Monty Python. As in most Shakespearean comedies, it is a tale of switched identities and confusion over who’s who surrounding the Queen. Also, many of the characters are satires of known people of the time. The Queen was visited by an ambassador of Spain named Duke Orsino (Samantha Wadsworth) and his character is designed as an over-the-top lover who cannot control his passions. The title of Knight is attacked as rogues and rascals, with Sir Toby Belch (get it Belch!) and Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Brianna Workcuff and Camden Raines) as foolish knights who are out for money, drink, maidens. The Fool, Feste (Anna Gorenflo), is an observer of all things wrong and is full of clever quips. The Lord Butler About the Author: Sid Curl of Prince Frederick is of the Queen is too bossy. Malvolio (Josh Cosman) President of the Twin Beach Players theatre group.

New President Of Railway Museum The new President of the Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum is Hilary Dailey, following several years as serving as Vice-President. Michael Sweeney is now Vice-President, John Riedesel is Secretary and Chuck MacDonald is Treasurer. Museum members voted on the new board members at their annual meeting at the museum, which was held on "Founder's Day," the anniversary of when Chesapeake Beach was founded, June 9, 1900. All 2011-12 volunteers were recognized with a certificate and presented with a beach bag. They then had a very nice party at the home of Kristen Scott, the outgoing President. Dailey says of her new position, “I am excited about becoming President and have several new projects swirling in my mind, including having a fundraiser for a little tractor we inherited. It has been outfitted to look like a "train," complete with a working "smoke" stack with real steam coming out of it. The problem is that it came to us in disrepair and it needs a lot of work to bring it back. We'd love to have it ready to run in this year's Holiday Parade in North Beach, but it needs a lot of Hilary Dailey. TLC before that can happen!”

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Thoughtful, Thorough, Agent of Change By Nick Garrett For the next four issues of the Chesapeake Current, we will be offering a biographical look at the rest of our five Calvert County commissioners. It strikes me that there are not a lot of resources available that give us much insight into what they do, who they are, and how his or her decisions affect our daily lives. No doubt that running a county like Calvert, which consistently ranks at the top nationally and locally for schools, and one of the best places in the country to live, is a highly daunting job. We hope this series will give our readers a glimpse into the passions and personalities of these important local elected leaders. On the way to meet with Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt, I went over the questions I would ask him. And I thought back to the first of my five commissioner interviews with Pat Nutter and remembered his comments about Evan. He called him, “Thoughtful, inquisitive…” I pulled up to Commissioner Slaughenhoupt, blue denim Calvert Commissioner shirt buttoned to the top, waving at me, tablet in hand. As I parked, I thought about how I had first met him several years ago when a friend serving on a library program advisory board asked if I knew any conservatives for the library’s “Civil Discourse” series. Evan’s was the first name that came to mind. He had served as President of the Dunkirk Area Concerned Citizens Association and was known as the “right wing nut guy” in some Democratic circles. When we had our first

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meeting, I think everyone was taken aback by how thoughtful and articulate he was, and dare I say, not a “right wing nut guy” at all. When he speaks, he is careful and deliberate, even if he doesn’t share someone’s opinion, which is another unique and admirable trait. Born in 1953 in Butler, PA Evan grew up in an area much like Calvert County. Sunday morning was church, and then the big meal of the week, and watching ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ in the evening. He grew up with three sisters and within weeks of graduating high school, was in basic training for the Air Force, where he served from 1971 to ‘74. After his stint in the service, he spent a year and a half in the National Guard and transitioned into intelligence, all the while attending night school. He majored in Geography and minored in History, and traveled to places like Turkey and Australia on missions. He saw government from the inside and particularly honed his skills in intelligence. Seeing ways things could be more efficient, he reported inefficiencies. It’s an excellent skill set for a commissioner who needs to be attentive to the details of micro-administration and how to make efficiency improvements. Supporters say he is thorough, reads everything, and asks a lot of questions. And he shares Nutter’s frustration with the slow pace of government. Perhaps he will end up being known as the “ombudsman” on this board of commissioners. He held out and recently was the sole “no” vote

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on the county budget. Why? He told me he seriously thinks expenses could be trimmed, and the county could be more efficient and ultimately more successful by altering its approach to the budget process. (His complete letter explaining his opinions can be found on our web site, ChesapeakeCurrent.com). He is sincere about wanting to work with county staff to alter the budget process and provide “more transparency.” He says he loses sleep trying to think of ways to build mutual understanding with county staff on his approach. It’s not something he will let go of, so it is safe to say that changing the budget process could ultimately be his legacy. Not that he is done anytime soon. Evan Slaughenhoupt is only just beginning his political career. He is still relatively young and has the support of his family, wife Jeanie, and son Christopher. There are five other children in the family and Christopher, at age 24, even helps his father pump hands at ribbon cuttings and other events. During the campaign, he says he was careful not to come off as “fake.” For example, he says he did not “door knock” at 3,200 houses, he “visited neighbors.” And unlike our founders he puts his faith first. He says, “I am first a Christian, then an American, then a conservative, then a Republican. “ He is sincere without question and quite principled. He says he means to serve all, whether Democrat or Republican. Also, Slaughenhoupt for years has volunteered to take crucial health and safety staff back and forth to work during inclement weather. He is a classic history buff and reads a lot of books about the Civil War. One of his all time “comfort movies” is “Gods and Generals” and “Gettysburg.” When he is in the mood to laugh, he loves Seinfeld but admittedly does not watch much TV. Not surprisingly, he respects Ronald Reagan. But when reflecting on modern politicians, he points to Republican Allen West, an African American Congressman from Florida

Calvert County Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt earlier this year presented Clayton Wargo, a 4th grader at Huntingtown Elementary School, with a proclamation for brave and heroic actions. In February, Wargo saved the life of a classmate who was choking on a hot dog during lunch. (Chesapeake Current file photo).

who is well known for his verbal barrages on Democrats. Overall Commissioner Slaughenhoupt has gotten into a fairly steady groove of working, being a commissioner, family man, and community leader. And he also frequently takes his wife Country Line Dancing. After spending 45 minutes, I believe his sincerity and humility. He has principles and convictions, yet is still willing to listen. In closing I offer a quote from Commissioner Slaughenhoupt’s favorite book, “Sacred Fire,” by Peter Lillback: “I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am un-ambious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country,” George Washington. This sums up Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt quite well. About the Author: Nick Garrett of {Prince Frederick is the owner of The Garrett Music Academy in Owings, a published author, and has served and continues to serve on various boards and commissions in Calvert County. He is also a State Senate legislative aide for District 29.


Planning & Zoning Changes Name, Reorganizes By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner Recently, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held two public hearings on Special Tax Districts or STD’s. (Yes, there is another kind of STD….) A Special Tax District (STD) is a financing mechanism whereby a community with commonly owned infrastructure (often called a private community) can petition the BOCC to assess a special tax on each property owner in the community’s property tax bill to maintain and upgrade the common infrastructure. Recent petitions were received from the Drum Point Property Owners Association (DPPOA) and the Property Owner’s Association of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates (POACRE). Each of these communities was established during the 1940’s and 1950’s primarily as summer or second home communities. Covenant fees, required by the original deeds, were permanently set at $10 per lot. Yet, each of these communities’ commonly owned infrastructure includes roads, dams or causeways, lakes, beaches, and more. Drum Point comprises about 1,200 lots and about 800 (more or less) lot owners. POACRE is comprised of about 4,800 owners. They were built before road standards with dirt or gravel roads and no storm water management, sometimes on steep slopes or cliffs overlooking the water. The $10 covenant fee became insufficient to perform routine maintenance like grass mowing, trash pick-up, or entrance lighting decades ago, let alone dealing with the roads, dams, causeways, and community areas, which are extensive at POACRE and include an airport, two beaches, a stables, a camping area, ball fields, playgrounds, Lake Lariat, lake and beach amenities, an administration building, a club house building, parking areas, entrances, gardens, maintenance buildings, and more, all of which are aging. Paving and maintaining these private roads for safety, access, convenience, and property values could not be done without some sort of special assessment or tax. Storm water management is integrally tied to road grading and paving. With increased standards and regulations, especially from the state legislature, the costs of engineering the improvements, meeting the Critical Area regulations along the waterfront, and meeting increasingly stringent storm water regulations has sky-rocketed, increasing the need for STD’s to pay for the improvements and the maintenance of those improvements. Drum Point roads are paved using previous STD money. Paved roads require maintenance and, eventually, re-paving. Storm water is being addressed. Should the property owners be taxed via the STD for other community upgrades and to pay for community administration, management, and staffing of a community-owned building? Over 300 property owners signed a petition seeking to hold the costs down. A majority of those in attendance at the public hearing (a small percentage of the number of petition-signers) advocated for paying more to cover more, including more administration. POACRE has been struggling to pave their roads, all 66 miles of them! That is a LOT of road mileage. Engineering the road improvements and the required storm water retrofits is very expensive and time-consuming because the roads were designed without standards, without adequate widths and setbacks, and on challenging topography. Three successive five-year STDs have allowed POACRE to pave almost half of their roads, with permits obtained and STD funds available for many more. At the public hearing on the petition for another five-year STD, the majority who came out to testify, which was about 1% of the owners, cared less about safety, access, convenience, and property values than about what was affordable in their decreased economic circumstances. What about the other 99%? Did they assume that the STD would continue without their in-put? What would YOU do, were you a County Commissioner? Would you listen to those who testified? Those who signed the petition? Try to guess where the 99% silent majority stood, in the case of POACRE? Stay tuned for the vote.

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As of July 1, the Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning changes its name to the Department of Community Planning and Building. Director Charles Johnston asked the County Commissioners to approve the new name because he says it better reflects the department's mandate to provide overall planning and building services to the community. It also more accurately captures the functions of the Division of Inspections and Permits, which administers building codes and local ordinances while issuing permits and conducting inspections on various types of projects. At the same time, the Department of Community Planning and Building is being reorganized into four separate divisions to become more efficient and improve customer service. These new divisions are: - Policy - Development Review

- Appeals, Variances and Exceptions - Inspections and Permits Terry Williams is the new Development Navigator, a position created to provide one source for help with different planning and building processes. Her job is to assist customers with project site plan and subdivision reviews and other processes that can be very involved. She can be reached at (410) 535-1600; (301) 855-1243, ext. 2642, or via email at williatl@co.cal.md.us. And beginning July 2, building permit technicians will staff a customer service desk on the ground floor of the County Services Plaza building at 150 Main Street, Prince Frederick, where the Department of Community Planning and Building is located. This full-time presence will allow people to get general information, drop off forms and conduct other business more easily.

BOCC Authorizes Boat Lift, Other Fire Expenses The Calvert County Commissioners have authorized spending over $50,000 from Fire and Rescue contingency funds for four projects. One is installation of a boatlift on a covered slip for $11,421 and replacement of bay heating system and lighting for $16,650 for the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department. Two other expenditures are for replacement of mobile radios for Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Engine 22 and Tanker 2 at a cost of $12,000, along with $10,000 for utilities and fuel expenses of $10,000

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Summer Fishing Heats Up By Bob Munro

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ummertime means variety as bottom fish such as Spot and Croaker move into the mid-Bay area. White Perch, another popular species of bottom fish that are here all year, have been the target of opportunity lately but mostly above Thomas Point on hard bottom areas by fishermen using bloodworms on standard two-hook bottom rigs. Holland Point, much closer to the Twin Beaches, hasn't really produced much for perch fishermen over the last few weeks. Small Spot are being caught on bloodworms and "fishbites" (artificial bloodworm strips) in the normal areas inside the mouth of the Choptank River near Black Walnut Point and around Buoy 10. Croakers are being caught using shrimp and bloodworms primarily after dark at Stone Rock and the Summer Gooses. If you're unfamiliar with the latter locations, many nautical charts of our area show them clearly. Black Drum, largest bottom fish in the Bay, were inconsistent this season. You may recall from reading previous issues that drum arrive by the last week of May but they will have dispersed up the Bay to areas unknown by the time you read this. Striper fishing has been quite good but mostly for the trollers. If you can stay away from Bluefish, small bucktails with 6-inch shad or Storm Shads are always productive, especially when double rigged behind a 20-inch umbrella. Some anglers have been very successful trolling

and 3) to separate your lines in terms of depth. The size 3 planer pulls hard enough at trolling speed to practically pull you overboard, so be careful when deploying and keep it within 50 feet of the rod holder. Check out these happy anglers with some nice summer Rockfish. Live lining Spot for Stripers is just getting started. Larger Spot seem to be late this season, with most anglers catching 4 to 6 inch Spot. Unfortunately, smaller Spot attract Rockfish of all sizes, so be prepared to release those smaller than 18-inches. Small Bluefish (1-2 lbs.) are moving in every day, primarily east of the main shipping channel. Surgical hoses and spoons are your best bets to target these toothy critters. Increasing your speed to 4 knots or more will help attract the blues. One local charter boat captain reported catching two Bluefish over 33-inches long in as many weeks - we haven't seen big blues like that since 1988. surgical hoses, while others have preferred Drone Spoons (size 1 1/2 or 2) behind in-line planers. If you haven't used in-line planers, visit dronespoons.com where you can find an excellent description of the planers, recommended leaders and other tips on using planers and spoons. Use different size planers (size 1, 2

Have a question about Chesapeake Bay fishing? Send your questions to onthewater@chesap eakecurrent.com and we'll do our best to get you an answer. Don't catch 'em all, Bob Munro About the Author: Bob Munro of Chesapeake Beach has been a career research biologist for the US Fish & Wildlife Service. At one time or another, he has visited every river entering the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna Flats to Hampton Roads. An avid fisherman, he's fished the midChesapeake since the mid-1980s.

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By Lyn Striegel

Your Money Matter$ Business Plans

music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile You know what you will do for your new phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App business. Why bother writing a business plan? Store, and is defining the future of mobile Let’s see if you can answer the following media and computing devices with iPad.” In their mission statement, Apple told us their questions: - Have you clearly thought out your purpose, described their business and communicated their values. Your mission statement business strategy? - Do you know whether people will be should do the same. Your mission statement will probably change over time, as will all the willing to buy what you have to sell? - Do you have competitors? Are they parts of your business plan, but stating your mission clearly will give you the focus you successful in their businesses? How? - Do you know how much it will cost need to create longer term goals. The next part of your business plan you monthly to deliver your products or involves the “business overview”. This is a services? - Have you factored in insurance costs, summary of your business. State the type of transportation, rent, utilities, computer business structure you have (sole proprietorequipment and software, employee costs, ship, partnership, or corporation), the primary owners, what kind of business you are creating office supplies? - Do you know what your business will (manufacturer, retailer, wholesaler, or service provider), any history you might have in the look like in one year, two years, three years? - Have you projected your income and business and the strengths of the business. Finally, the business description should revenue out three years? - Why did you decide to start the describe your specific products and services. That’s a start. business—what are your goals? Next up in the business plan is the Most new business owners drastically underestimate the time they will spend operat- “Market Analysis.” This section answers a critical question ing their new business. Have you seen the “Dave” commercials? These are the ones — is there a market for your product or where Dave does everything for his business service? To answer this question, you have to from IT to mail delivery. That’s you as a look at who will buy your product or service. business owner. Once you start your business, Brokers have a “know your customer” rule — there will be very few opportunities for you to they are required to learn about every sit back and assess how you are doing. Yet, customer they have in detail so that they can that is a critical step in succeeding - you must match the investments to the customer’s constantly step back from your business and needs. You need to know your potential take a hard look at what you are doing and customer. Under the characteristics of the market, how. Writing the business plan is the first step in figuring out your business and you can you will describe the size, location, and history write the plan at any time. But, if you have a of your market. Use the many free online business and do not have a business plan, you demographics available to you to figure out the market. Once you do so, you can project are operating in the dark. Once, I spent about three months how many customers your business should writing a business plan for a business I was attract and how profitable your business will very excited to start. By the time I finished the be. For your targeted customer, you will be plan and figured out all I could about what describing, as specifically as possible, who will was involved in running the business, I be purchasing your product or service and decided it was not for me. That was time very why. When writing this part, you need to take into consideration the age, gender, and well spent. You do not have to be a great writer to income of your potential customer. You may eventually wind up with a write a business plan — think of it as a written conversation between yourself and a loved one totally different approach to your potential — you want to describe what you are doing in customers just by completing this analysis. At your business, what you are trying to accom- the very least, you will develop a much better understanding of who your customers are by plish and how you will be successful. going through it. But it doesn’t stop there! What exactly makes up a business plan? Start with the “Business Description.” The business description describes what you plan to do and why. The why is important. A Next Issue: More on the Business Plan mission statement or vision statement is a great way to describe why you decided to start your business. Your mission statement should About the Author: Lyn Striegel is an attorney in private practice in Chesapeake Beach and Annapolis. Lyn has over thirty years explain why you have created this business experience in the fields of estate and financial planning and is and what you plan to achieve with it. A great the author of “Live Secure: Estate and Financial Planning for example includes Apple’s, which is, “Apple Women and the Men Who Love Them (2011 ed.).” Nothing designs Macs, the best personal computers in in this article constitutes specific legal or financial advice and the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and readers are advised to consult their own counsel. professional software. Apple leads the digital

New Chamber Will Represent Blacks in Business Area African-American business owners are invited to attend the first meeting of the new Southern Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce (SMBCC) on Thursday, June 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 10385 O'Donnell Place, in Waldorf, MD 20603. There, business leaders can learn about SMBCC member opportunities, network with businesses and professionals, and also join if they so choose. Doris J. Cammack Spencer of Chesapeake Beach is President and Chief Executive of the new group. “The genesis of this is as a result of a lot of research by the Southern Maryland Consortium of African American Community Organizations (of which she is also chair). The opinions of blacks in business, and a state study, make it clear there are some issues. Few black businesses are joining Chambers, and based on our personal experience, we understand why they’re not joining them. So we wanted to establish one that they could and would join,” Spencer tells the Chesapeake Current. “Some black businesses have issues that need to be addressed if they are to be successful, and we want to level the playing field,” she adds. “We want to establish specific programs that address some of these issues. We believe it is our responsibility to be part of the solution.” One of the major issues they’ve identified is contracting at PAX River. “There seems to be a hesitation to bring us to the table. And this is an effort to make that happen,” Spencer says. “Of course people are asking me, ‘Why a black chamber?’ Why can’t a Chamber be not just white people but blacks as well? Why are we separating ourselves because we have worked so hard to ‘get a seat at the table?’ But these are the wrong questions,” she says, adding that they are developing a document of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that will be available at the June 28 meeting to address what people are asking. Spencer adds, “We also want everyone to understand that the Black Chamber is not exclusive, but it will be inclusive. It will be open to whoever would like to help us meet our objectives,” Spencer says.

“For too long, we have had others making decisions relative to our businesses. And now it is now up to us to do this on behalf of black businesses. We are getting responses that are very positive, and everyone in Doris Cammack Spencer. the business community is invited to be a part of it.” Besides Spencer as President and CEO, Janice Wilson will serve as Chair of the Board. Mike Moses is Vice President, Reggie Kearney is Vice Chairman, Joyce Freeland is Secretary, Dawn Tucker is Recording Secretary, and Agnes Butler is Corresponding Secretary. “What I want us to do is provide opportunities,” Spencer stresses. “We have to support each other, and be inclusive. This is how we are all successful. This is what the Black Chamber is, and we’re regional – representing all of Southern Maryland. The Calvert Minority Business Alliance is different.” One differentiator is that the new Black Chamber is establishing itself as a 501(c)(6), which will allow it to be involved in political activities. As Spencer puts it, “We do intend to lobby.” On the other hand, the Southern Maryland Consortium of African American Community Organizations 501(c)(3) is currently in the process of being organized as a nonprofit, which will require that it abstain from politics. Another difference is that membership for small businesses costs less than traditional Chambers. Businesses with ten or fewer employees, and non-profits, can join SMBCC for $100. It’s $150 for businesses with between 11 and 25 employees; $350 for those with between 26 and 50 workers; and $750 for businesses with more than 50 employees. Individuals can join for $50. Full-time high school or postsecondary students can join for just $25. For more information, call (410) 257-9599 or email smbcc@verizon.net.

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A Doctor To Set You Straight! By Brian McDaniel She won’t just crack your back! She’ll set you straight! Dr. Sherri Beauchamp is a licensed chiropractor serving the Calvert County community from her office in Dunkirk. For more than 23 years she has committed herself to finding the causes of her patients’ aches and pain and eliminate them. She also works to prevent further issues through treatment and maintenance. Dr. Beauchamp says she is committed to promoting optimal health and well-being of her patients, and has been serving in Calvert County since 2005. When we hear the word “chiropractor,” we typically think of our backs. I know I’m guilty of that. But Dr. Beauchamp says she uses her gifts for whole body wellness, so it’s not always about your spine. Sometimes, her physical therapy techniques, strength conditioning or a deep tissue massage, is all someone needs to get back on track. She provides relief from new injuries as well as stubborn chronic pain which may not have responded to other forms of treatment. "Most people first come to the office in desperate pain and looking for help,” admits Dr. Beauchamp. Whether it’s a sports injury, an ongoing problem or a turn for the worse, she is there to assess, treat and hopefully cure. Each patient is treated on an individual basis as this is how Dr. Beauchamp develops the program needed to treat that patient. Since everyone is different, there isn’t “one

treatment fits all” program, and she instead uses a "whole person approach." She explains that this means she’s looking for underlying causes to any disruption, and can advise you to make w h a t e v e r interventions and Dr. Sherri Beauchamp l i f e s t y l e adjustments needed to optimize the condition for normal function. In the end, the goal is lasting improvement. In her experience she has mastered the art of fitting the techniques to the patient and not the other way. So how did it all begin? When Dr. Beachamp was in her early twenties she injured her neck. She experienced neck pain but mostly consistent headaches that were constant for more than a year. She spent two months in physical therapy with no improvement. She met a couple chiropractic students at the gym and they talked her into going to a chiropractor. She was scared but desperate. After one adjustment, her headache went away. It took a few weeks before the headaches were gone consistently. At the time, she was just about to finish her

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she’s disappointed that some companies post research that only improves their bottom line, but her goal is to educate people without personal gain. In the meantime, Dr. Beauchamp enjoys an active lifestyle. She bikes, rock climbs, hikes and runs. This is something she enjoys doing with her family, but also discusses with her patients to get them excited about being more active as well. It’s good that we have a chiropractor in the BBG. After all, the organization breaks its back for the community! Sorry folks, I had to throw that in. Give Beauchamp Chiropractic a call at (410) 257-4448 or visit them online at www.chirosplus.com. Dr. Sherri Beauchamp is ready to serve you in a customized way that fits your lifestyle. About the Author: Brian McDaniel is the owner of Crow Entertainment, LLC and a resident of Owings. He serves as one of three Ethics Commissioners for the Town of North Beach and is part of the communications team for the Bay Business Group.

Builders Get Project Extensions In an effort to provide relief to businesses dealing with a tough economic climate, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted to adopt a measure that extends approvals for building projects that developers are holding off on building. The ordinance grants a two-year extension to project approvals and, as the economy improves, will allow those projects to move ahead without developers having to again go through the approval process. However, this does not relieve approved projects from complying with all laws, including town center master plans. The measure is a response to the decline in the construction industry and in residential and commercial real estate development here and country wide. Property owners, builders and developers continue to experience weak demand and a tightening credit market that are delaying completion of already approved construction and development projects. This will help them to keep the plans on track for when economic conditions improve.

The ordinance tolls, or suspends, the expiration of approvals for subdivision, site plan, building and grading permits; extends special exceptions granted by the Calvert County Planning Commission; extends approvals and defers payment of water and sewer capital connection and minimum user fees; and allows the transfer of sewer taps between commonly owned projects in the same sewer service area. Project approvals with expiration dates beginning Jan. 1, 2008, (the date the Maryland legislature recognized the current poor economic conditions) through July 1, 2012, are granted an extension until July 1, 2014. Projects gaining approvals between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2014, will be granted an additional two years. Following a public hearing by the Calvert County Planning Commission, the BOCC approve the ordinance. For more information, call (410) 535-1600, ext. 2356, or email PZ@co.cal.md.us; or the Department of Public Works at (410) 535-2204 or email Public.Works@co.cal.md.us.

Hot Licks Closes On High Note After five years in the Market Square Shopping Center behind the main library in Prince Frederick, Hot Licks Guitar Shop is closing. They say June 23 is their last day of business. They will be consolidating with their larger location in Waldorf. Manager Tim Mohler says, “We’re joining forces with our Waldorf Super Store to make it unstoppable. We will be expanding the lesson offerings to cater to more kids, and carrying additional instruments.” A number of factors led to the decision, primarily because more people are now buying instruments and music supplies on the Internet rather than at their local store. Mohler adds that to compete online, they are also pumping up the Hot Licks e-commerce web site. After the Prince Frederick store closes, they will offer free shipping on all orders over $15 in case you’d rather continue shopping with them but don’t want to drive to Waldorf.

Some of the music teachers, including Christopher Everett, are also considering opening their local own studio so they can continue lessons with their students.

Tim Mohler, Manager of the Prince Frederick Hot Licks Guitar Shop; Christopher Everett, guitar instructor; and long-time employee Brian Ciotti.


Medart’s Big Move Across the Street By Clare O’Shea Medart Galleries’ new location opens July 1 in the Dunkirk Gateway Business Center, on Town Center Boulevard behind the Giant. If you appreciate fine art and quality framing, but you don’t already know about them, you must stop by! There is a lot of excitement about this expansion of the iconic art gallery and custom framer. Certainly I noticed an additional light in the eyes of Teresa Schrodel, one of the owners, who’s such a beautiful person and so intriguing. Recently we sat down together a n d discussed the move a n d Medart’s r i c h history. Teresa and her b ro t h e r , Frank, have been in the art business for many years, having learned it from the ground up from their dynamic parents, William and Annamaria Radosevic. Bill met his wife-to-be on a beach in Naples, Italy when he was stationed there with the US Navy. You just have to see their current photos to imagine what a beautiful couple they were. It was Bill who started a successful enterprise selling Italian oil paintings in the US. They opened their first gallery in 1979 on Andrews Air Force Base, and moved to Calvert County in 1985. After graduating from college, both kids were ready to jump on board, knowing the business well, since they had grown up in it. Although I’ve known Teresa for a while, I just recently met her brother, F r a n k , because he had been in the background as the master custom framer. But we will probably be seeing more of him in the future. At their new, expanded location, Frank will be available for customers more readily because their

Rita’s Reopens After Vandalism production facility will be on-site. Customers love to come to Medart, which has been in the Safeway Shopping Center in Dunkirk since 1992. So there’s a lot of excitement we sense with this move to their larger store. Teresa is one of the reasons Medart has such loyal customers. She is Hostess with the Mostest! Her energy is infectious, her laugh engaging. Her life is now good! However, there was a time, over a decade ago, with the loss of her beloved husband to cancer when their daughter, Carmen was just a toddler, that Teresa’s smile went away for awhile. It’s difficult to know how people get through such fateful life experiences and overcome such grief. She says, “It was terrible. I couldn’t get out of bed. One morning… (and she tears up at this) …my father called me and said, ‘Teresa, I don’t want to intrude and don’t want to bother you, but I want you to know that customers are really missing you.’ So I got up and went into the gallery and it really saved me. Honestly, it was my customers…and my family.” There was a long pause. Teresa is a soulful woman. You have to meet her. And here’s your opportunity. Come to their new store on Town center Boulevard Behind the Dunkirk Giant as of July 1. And, you’re also invited to their Grand Opening September 14-15! (Incidentally, I will be singing that night, doing my best to entertain everyone!) Watch for details in the Chesapeake Current. We hope to see you at the new Medart Galleries!

Rita’s Ices at 10331 Southern Maryland Blvd. in Dunkirk was forced to close temporarily after thieves unsuccessfully tried to steal copper out of their refrigeration unit. They have now re-opened. Owners Joe and Melina Armiger say that while trying to dismantle the equipment, the vandals also shut off their electricity, ruining their custard, ice and refrigerated inventory worth at least $1,000. The damaged refrigeration unit is worth an estimated $12,000.

About the Author: Clare O’Shea of Chesapeake Beach is an actress, singer and account executive with the Chesapeake Current.

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is by invitation only. For the past five years, Governor O’Malley has invited Maryland chefs, working with at least one Maryland farmer, waterman or producer, to submit recipes featuring locally grown, raised or harvested ingredients. Some 27 recipes for appetizers, side dishes or salads, entrées, desserts, and beverages were submitted this year. These recipes will also be featured in the 2012 Maryland Buy Local Cookout Recipes book, to be published by the Maryland Department of Agriculture and released at the cookout. To find local products near you, including farmers markets, farm stands and specific produce, visit marylandsbest.net. For details on the 2012 Buy Local Challenge, visit: buy-local-challenge.com.

Joe-Sam Swann of Swann Farms in Owings.

Volunteer of the Year Named A Southern Anne Arundel County farmer is the Maryland Economic Development Association’s (MEDA) newest Volunteer of the Year. Annetta Spruill, a former school teacher, along with her husband, created an outdoor classroom on their Tracys Landing farm over 30 years ago. Since then, she has empowered thousands of kids with agricultural knowledge and self-confidence. Her philanthropic efforts with the Har-Pearl Spruill Foundation fund summer enrichment camps for deserving children in the region. “Annetta has planted economic and educational possibilities in Maryland’s children, renewing interest in agricultural careers,” noted MEDA President Laurie M. Boyer, CEcD.

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Invested in youth at every life stage, the Spruill family recently donated 40 acres of land to SojournerDouglass College to create an Annetta Spruill. educational conference center focused on agricultural science and marketing. For details on the 2012 Buy Local Challenge, visit: buy-local-challenge.com.


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Project Graduation Assures Safety Dear Chesapeake Current Readers, On June 6th and 7th, approximately 1,100 high school seniors and their guests participated in Project Graduation, an alcohol-free and drug-free celebration held on graduation night for the graduating seniors from Calvert, Huntingtown, Northern and Patuxent High Schools. Project Graduation is an important event in Calvert County, as it provides the county’s graduating seniors an opportunity to celebrate graduation in a safe environment with their classmates and guests. This event reduces the chance of crashes involving our youth on one of the most important nights of their lives – graduation. This year, our schools had access to the Drill Hall at the Patuxent Naval Air Station, the gym at St. Mary’s College, and Dave and Buster’s at Arundel Mills Mall. It was a long two nights for many, but well worth the sleepless hours to make sure our teens had an enjoyable and safe night. Project Graduation, which is sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA), has been keeping our students safe for the past 25 years. An event this large that takes place on two different nights at different locations requires many volunteers, and CAASA’s Board of Directors would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their volunteer efforts and donations of time and resources. From the

Project Graduation Coordinators in the schools, chaperones, the support of the Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police, the bus drivers and bus contractors who donate their time and use of their buses, the Calvert County Public School’s Transportation Office, to the Optimist Clubs of Calvert and Solomons who provide refreshments for the students, we offer our sincere gratitude for your constant support. Some of our volunteers have been helping with Project Graduation for 25 years and we offer them a special thank you for hanging in there and supporting the program. The generosity of all volunteers is appreciated. In addition, I’d like to thank the many local businesses that provide financial support for this event by sponsoring CAASA’s “Annual Comedy Invasion for Project Graduation” and the “Night Golf Tournament.” With a price tag of $32,000, we certainly couldn’t pull off Project Graduation without their monetary support. To learn more about Project Graduation, contact the CAASA Office at (410) 535-3733. Monetary support for Project Graduation is always needed and donations are graciously accepted year-round and are tax deductible. Sincerely, Chris Comer, President CAASA Board of Directors

Applause For Stars & Stripes Festival Dear Editor, The Chesapeake Beach Memorial Day Weekend Stars and Stripes Festival was an extremely meaningful, beautiful, and exciting tribute to our military and their families. We all owe special thanks to Connie O’Dell, Chairperson of the Stars and Stripes Festival Committee, and her Committee members. They worked tirelessly to present the true meaning of Memorial Day. The entire weekend was a smashing success. I would like to express my particular thanks and appreciation for the Bob Hope USO Show presented by the Stars and Stripes Committee in association with Twin Beach Players, Saturday evening, at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. What great fun! Bob Hope, The Andrew Sisters, Bing Crosby, Ann Margaret Monroe, W. C. Fields, and Les Brown and His Band of Renown entertained us all. Bob Snider (alias “Les Brown”), U. S. Navy Band, Retired, is responsible for “Les Brown and His Band of Renown,” (less fourteen musicians). Bob recruited three other active duty and retired musicians – Bill Dunn on Trumpet; Bob Leek on Piano; and Fred Geils on Bass. It was Big Band music at its best right here in Chesapeake Beach. Bob handled the music selections, arrangements, and rehearsals. He and his fellow musicians regaled us with music of the era, including Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Moonlight Serenade; Stompin’ at the Savoy; Pennsylvania 6-5000; The Jersey Bounce, and You Made Me Love You. The Andrew Sisters (Patti, Ana Collins; Maxine, Regan Hall; and Laverne, Britney Collins) sang As Time Goes By, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Oh Johnny, and Don’t Sit Under the

Apple Tree. Their close harmony was perfect. These three very talented young ladies are not newcomers to theatre. Both Ana and Britney have performed with Twin Beach Players. Ana is also associated with Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet, and Britney has appeared in Northern High School theatrical productions. Regan sang The National Anthem at the Festival’s opening ceremony, and has appeared in Huntingtown High School theatrical productions. Bob Hope (Sid Curl, Twin Beach Players President); Bing Crosby (Guest Star, Jamie Zemarel); W. C. Fields (Guest Star, Tom Wines); and Ann Margaret Monroe (Katherine Willham) were all outstanding in their performances before a packed house. The Twin Beach Players deserve a standing ovation for this extraordinary production directed by Sid Curl. If you would like to help make next year’s Stars and Stripes Festival an even greater success, I suggest you stop by Chesapeake Beach Town Hall and join Connie O’Dell and the Stars and Stripes Committee. They deserve our admiration, appreciation, and support. God Bless America! Linda E. Woods Chesapeake Beach

Remember Maryland’s History Dear Editor, Thanks for the article on "Watch Ship Parade On the Bay." Unfortunately, you mentioned every foreign nation's tall ships coming for the “Sailabration,” but failed to mention Maryland's own … especially The Pride of Baltimore II, known worldwide as an ambassador for Maryland, the Lady Maryland, and the Sultana to name a few. The clipper ships are the reason we have the Star Spangled Banner and the major reason we beat the British at sea in the War of 1812. The British were very upset with the Baltimore shipwrights’ clipper ships so went after Baltimore Harbor and Ft. McHenry to destroy them. Since we are celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, it would have been nice to mention these of American historical importance. We just can't forget our Nation's history and pride. Judy Harger Holland Point

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Pride of Baltimore II. Editor’s Note: The article “Watch Ship Parade on the Bay” turned out to be one of the most popular we’ve published to date, with scores of people calling to find out what times the ships were coming in. Unfortunately, we only knew the departure times, so even the Rod ‘N’ Reel planned a ship-watching “party” at the Boardwalk Café to watch them sail south June 19. So the point of our article – and what organizers were promoting most – was the fact that so many unusual foreign ships were coming thousands of miles to the “Star-Spangled Sailabration” in Baltimore, and that we might see them in our area. However, you are so right – we do need to recognize Maryland’s role and note our significant Maryland ships. We greatly appreciate your letter!


Holly Fulwood, 31 Holly Hope Fulwood of Calvert County was born on September 8, 1980 in Cheverly, MD to Sandra and Bob. She passed away on June 5, 2012. She is the loving mother of Emanuel, age 12, Danielle, age 11, Hannah, age 9 and Ariel, age 6. She is the beloved daughter of Sandra Moufti and Bob w. Nichols, Jr. Holly is the devoted sister of Bobbie Skeen, Crystal Nichols and Noah Moufti. Also survived by many friends and family. Holly was an avid football fan and loved watching the Redskins. She also enjoyed attending her children’s sporting events and spending time at the beach. Memorial services were held at Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. A Cemetery Service was held at Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery in Upper Marlboro.

Eileen Graby, 89 Eileen Dorothy Smith-Graby, 89, of Lusby, passed away peacefully at her residence on May 31, 2012 with her family by her side. Eileen Dorothy Heemstra was born December 31, 1922 in

Monroe, ND to Albert and Pearl Heemstra. The family moved to Pine River, MN. After graduating from Pine River High School, she joined the U.S. Navy to serve in WWII. She was stationed in New York City and attended Hunter College for her basic training and nursing. While stationed in NY, she met and married Ralph Smith, who was from Calvert County. They had five children, Kathleen Nowick, Darlene Dodson, Maxine Swontek, Douglas Smith, and Ralph Smith. Eileen later married Henry Graby. Eileen lived in Severna Park and worked as a nurse at Crownsville State hospital for 26 years before retiring. She was a Sunday school teacher at Severna Park Baptist Church for many years. Eileen later moved in with her son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Susan Smith, in Gambrills, MD. They eventually moved her back to Calvert County with them where she spent her last seven years. Eileen enjoyed her church, studying the Bible and was a substitute Sunday school teacher. She also loved reading, sewing, cooking, canning, playing practical jokes, and was a big fan of Jeopardy. She was also proud of having visited all 50 states, as well as the Netherlands and England. Eileen had five children, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements. Entombment is at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, MD. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to: Calvert Hospice; P.O. Box 838; 238 Merrimac Court; Prince Frederick MD 20678 or through their web site at calverthospice.org.

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Violet Graham, 86 Violet Victoria Gross Graham, affectionately known as "Vi-Tee" was born on June 24, 1925 to the late James O. Gross and Martha R. Coates-Gross of Lusby. Violet lost a courageous battle with cancer and slipped peacefully into eternal rest on June 1, 2012 at the age of 86. Violet was a graduate of Brooks High School in Calvert County. During her education, she cherished her teacher, the late Miss Alice Stamper. Shortly after graduation, she began her employment at Catholic University as a cook and a child care provider. She then moved to New York where she was a family caregiver. Violet worked as a head cook at Bowen's Inn Restaurant in Solomons, Amber's Restaurant in Lusby, and was an active Senior Companion for over 21 years. Violet was like a mother to everyone she met. Her family included many additional children who were not related by birth. She welcomed them into her home with loving open arms. Vi-Tee had a smile that would warm your heart and brighten your day. She extended unconditional love to all who knew her, always ready and willing to help in whatever way she could. Family and friends recall "Vi-Tee" sitting at her dining table playing a hand of Spades or Hi Lo Jack. She always kept a piece of paper, pen and a deck of cards nearby. Among her other hobbies were cooking and baking for her family and friends. Her famous apple butter, homemade root beer and biscuits will never be forgotten. She took pleasure in family gatherings especially sitting out on the porch enjoying the sunshine. In a spur of a moment, she would break out into a dance. To most, she appeared as an angel in disguise. Violet had a natural nurturing soul. On October 26, 1946, she united in marriage to the late Joseph Lester Graham. She leaves to cherish precious memories; seven children, William Orie (Burnadette) Gross, Marvin (Maude) Graham, James (Maxine) Graham, Gary (Marshann) Graham, Wendy (Victor) Hawkins, Trudy (Terry) Johnson, and Dean (Shirley) Graham; three sisters-in-law, Grace Graham, Elizabeth Graham and Attrew Gross; three brothers-in-law, Asia Broome, Chester Louers and Johnny Burnett; fifteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, four god sisters, Elise, Alberta, Celeste Weems and Constance Johnson; three god brothers Samuel, Stewart

and Charles Weems, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Violet was preceded in death by four brothers: Oliver, John Frank, Thomas and Robert Gross and four sisters: Dorothy Broome, Louise Burnett, Annie Louers and Edna Marcus. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements. Services were held at Greater Mt. Zion Church in Prince Frederick.

Ernest Hardesty, 84 E r n e s t Benjamin Hardesty, 84, of Lothian, passed away June 5, 2012 at Doctor’s Community Hospital in Lanham, MD. Ernest was born June 1, 1928 in Ritchie, MD to Benjamin and Mary Pauline (Seay) Hardesty. He was raised in Prince George’s County where he attended public schools. Ernest married Ella Marie Wilson on May 17, 1947 and they made their home in Upper Marlboro, MD for 32 years until moving to Lothian where they have resided for the past 33 years. Ernest was employed as a truck driver for Frisco Lumber Company for 40 years, retiring in May 1994. He was also a lifelong farmer, raising tobacco and a vegetable garden. In his retirement he drove a parts delivery truck for Brinkley Auto Parts in Crofton, MD. Ernest enjoyed fishing, gardening, duckpin bowling, watching baseball and spending time with his family. Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Virginia Richards, Audrey Duncan, Barbara Jameson, and Richard, Irving, Carroll and Daniel Hardesty. He is survived by his wife Ella M. Hardesty of Lothian, son Roger D. Hardesty, Sr., of Great Mills, MD and daughters Joyce A. Jameson and husband Lewey of Owings and Brenda J. Chase of Lothian. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Angie Hooper, Kimberly Burch, Roger Hardesty, Jr., Stacey Blazek, Eddie Brickerd and Ashleigh Horn; eighteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; and sisters Geraldine Hardesty of Baltimore, Annie Griffith of Hague, VA and Mary Saunders of Tennessee, and a brother Ralph Hardesty of Lothian. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Interment is at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, MD.

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Clyde Holland, 68 Clyde William Holland, 68, was born October 27, 1943 and passed away June 3, 2012. Visitation and memorial services were held at Sewell Funeral Home's Chapel in Prince

Frederick. His final resting place is the cemetery at St. Edmond's United Methodist Church, 3000 Dalrymple Road, Chesapeake Beach. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Michael Heller, 36 Michael Allan “Pork Chop” Heller, 36, of Lusby, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2012 in California, MD. He was born on November 8, 1975 in Silver Spring, MD to Stanley Paul Heller and Sandra Lee Heller Cowan. “Pork Chop” graduated from Calvert High School and went on to join the Marines where he served for three years. He was currently employed with Subway in Food Service Management. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed cooking, hunting, and gardening. “Pork Chop” is survived by his grandmother, Susie Farmer Davey of Indian Head, MD; mother, Sandra L. Cowan of Lusby; step-father, Nathan E. Cowan of Lusby; son, Holden Kirby Heller of Leonardtown, MD; brothers, John Deitzel of Waldorf, and James Deitzel of Germany; uncles, John Odom of Indian Head, MD and Gary Odom of LaPlata, MD and a multitude of other family, and friends. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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D o n a l d W a s h i n g t o n Johnson, Jr., 22, of Huntingtown, passed away on May 27, 2012 at his residence. He was born September 28, 1989, in Annapolis to Brenda and Donald Johnson, Sr. He attended Calvert County Public Schools and graduated from Huntingtown High School. He had several jobs and was currently employed at IHOP in Prince Frederick. Donald, who was known as Junior, was a young entrepreneur who loved artwork, creating drawings and making t-shirts that he sold to family members. Donald loved playing basketball. As a young kid he always loved playing drums. He was a very kind and loving young man who always flashed that million-dollar smile whenever he greeted you. Junior was a young man who knew and loved the Lord. He grew up in the church and was currently a member of Vineyard Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Mechanicsville. He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his parents Brenda and Donald Johnson Sr.; three sisters, Devonia Johnson, Danielle Johnson and Jessica Johnson, grandparents, Arthur and Landous Creek; four uncles, Arthur Evans, Bobby (Gladys) Creek, Clifton (Paulette) Creek (god parents) and Steve (Nina) Creek; three aunts, Bertina (Jesse) Franklin (god parents) Paula Creek, Phyllis Offer; two god sisters, Sierra and Tyra Thompson; one very close friend Travon Spriggs; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Visitation and funeral services were held at Dunkirk Baptist Church. His final resting place is Moses Cemetery in Lothian. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Rita Grace Kinkead, 85, of Port Republic passed away at her home on May 28, 2012. She was born on July 6, 1926 in McDowell County, WV to the late James R. and Elizabeth Murray Brown. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Col. William W. Kinkead, and eight brothers and sisters. Rita loved her family, gardening and being on the Bay. She was the beloved aunt of, James R. Brown of Mt. Juliet, TN, Susan B. Harmon of St. Leonard, Mark L. Brown of Gainesville, VA, Sandra K. Brown of Prince Frederick, and Janice Darr of Fredericksburg, VA and many great nieces and nephews. Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to: Humane Society of Calvert County, P.O. Box 3505, Prince Frederick MD 20678 or on their web site at humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org or Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD 20678 or their web site: calverthospice.org.

Arleen Elizabeth Mayhew, age 90, of Huntingtown passed away June 4, 2012 at her residence. She was born June 5, 1921 in Meadows, MD to John Wesley and Kate Elizabeth (Tudge) Ferguson. Arleen was employed as a meat wrapper with Safeway Grocery until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Stanislaus X. Mayhew and her brothers Harvey and Claude Ferguson. Surviving are three daughters 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 , one son Ronald Mayhew of Huntingtown, fourteen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements. Interment is at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, MD. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1041 Route #3 North Building A, Gambrills MD 21054 or through their web site at cancer.org or the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004 or their web site at: www.lung.org.

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MaryJane (Keefner) Plate. Jacqueline was raised in Armburst Hill, PA. She attended county schools and was a 1958 graduate of Hempfield High School. Jacqueline was married to Bing David Thorne October 15, 1960 in New Stanton, PA. They resided in Waldorf, MD since 1985. Jacqueline moved to Sunderland in 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bing, on August 19, 2009, a son, Dale Allen Thorne and a daughter, Darcy Diane O’Donnell. Surviving are three children, Dana Lee Thorne of Las Vegas, NV, Dirk David Thorne and his wife Sherri of Sunderland, and Dray Adam Thorne and his wife Teresa of Mechanicsville, MD; seven grandchildren, Brittany, Nick, Felicia, Hunter, and Mackenzie Thorne, and Gabrielle Ames and Page O’Donnell; a sister Kathy Lynn Pilgrim of Cola, SC, a brother Eric Vaughn Plate of Greensburg, PA and a half sister Amy Louise Huibregtse of Chicago, IL. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Interment is Westmoreland County Memorial Park in Greensburg.

Dorothy H. Monnett, 83, of Prince Frederick, passed away on June 4, 2012 in Prince Frederick. She was born on March 18, 1929 in Prince Frederick, Maryland to the late Earlie Luther and Hazel Stevens Hutchins. She was the loving wife to Clarence E. Monnett, Jr. whom preceded her in death. Dorothy retired from Calvert Memorial Hospital where she worked for many years as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and loved to tend to her flower gardens and working in the yard. After retirement, she should have changed her middle name to “GO,” because any time anyone called to go somewhere, she would go. Didn’t matter whether it was out to lunch, with other retired hospital workers, or shopping. During her illness, she was visited by store clerks, greeters and waitresses who all grew to know and care for Dorothy after her many visits to their establishments. Helen Yencho, 88 Dorothy is survived by her children, Larry E. Monnett of Richmond, VA and Denise Y. Valentino Helen Ann of Chester, VA; grandchildren, Mark A., Farrah R., Yencho, 88, of and Taylor N. Valentino; great grandchildren, Kiraya Lothian passed away R. and Kyle W. Torres, and Isabella B. Naupari; June 7, 2012 at sibilings, Earl H. Hutchins and his wife Anne of Prince Calvert County Frederick, Arnold L. Hutchins and his wife Julie of Nursing Center, Florida, and Paul K. Hutchins and his wife Becky of Prince Frederick. Waldorf, and many nieces and nephews. She was born Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled July 4, 1923 in arrangements. Burial will be at Central Methodist Pittsburg, PA to Cemetery in Barstow. Memorial contributions in her Frank and Anna honor may be made to: Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box (Marszalek) Domino. She was raised in 838, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD McKeesport, PA. 20678 or through their web site at calverthospice.org. Surviving are her husband Michael K. Yencho, a daughter MaryAnn Wadginski and her husband James of Mechanicsville, Jaqueline Thorne, 72 MD, three grandsons Michael Joseph Pena Jacqueline Lee and his wife Stephanie of Glenelg, MD, Thorne, 72, of Kenneth John Pena and his wife Carlene of Sunderland passed Columbia, MD and Patrick James Pena of away June 6, 2012 at Middle River, MD; four great Hospice of St. Mary’s grandchildren and a sister Bernice Lako of in Valley Lee, MD. McKeesport, PA. She was born Rausch Funeral Home in Owings February 26, 1940 in handled arrangements. Interment is at the Greensburg, PA to Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Charles Howard and Cheltenham.

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Lothian To Get New School The Anne Arundel County Board of Education has approved a $977 million budget for fiscal year 2013 that includes funding to start building a new South County school. The board appropriated $14.2 million to begin construction on a new elementary school in Lothian. Since schools cost about $30 million to build, additional funds will be allocated in 2014. Construction of the new state-of-the-art facility expected to be completed for the 2015-16 school year. Students will continue going to the old Lothian Elementary until the new one is ready. The budget also includes funding for 128 new staff, including 75 new teachers. Deale Elementary School will get an additional First Grade teacher, Lothian

Elementary a Fourth Grade teacher, and Tracey’s Landing a new Third Grade teacher. However, the budget did not include pay raises for Anne Arundel County School employees in FY 2013. Some well-known long-time teachers in our area have also announced their retirements. Henry McNeil, who has taught for 32 years, is retiring from Deale Elementary and Patricia Pumphrey, a teacher for 35 years, is retiring from Lothian Elementary. At South River High School, English Department Chair Elaine Boothby is retiring after 40 years of service, Math Teacher Stephen Hanson is retiring after 18 years, and English Teacher Dan Ehrenfeld is retiring after 17 years.

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Here’s proof that every minute counts. Calvert County Public Schools will lengthen the school day next school year at five schools, giving teachers and students more time in the classroom for instructional activities. Five minutes per day adds up to 25 minutes each week and approximately 16 hours of instructional time each year. These are the schools that will end five minutes later next year: Beach, Huntingtown, Mt. Harmony, and Sunderland elementary schools along with Mill Creek Middle School. A similar change was made at eight schools this school year, and the change proved to be positive. Beckie Bowen, principal of Mill Creek Middle School, said she welcomes the change because it will provide extra time for students who need additional math and reading support. This extra five minutes at the end of the school day may affect the time that parents can pick up their children in the afternoon, and it may change the time that students are dropped off at their bus stops. Closer to the beginning of the school year in August, schools will notify parents of any changes in afternoon student dismissal procedures. After August 13, bus schedules for the

2012-2013 school year will be posted on the school system’s website and can be accessed through the Quick Links section of the homepage. “The instructional time we are aiming to create, while it may only be five minutes a day, adds up to a huge increase over the course of a school year,” said Ed Cassidy, Director of Transportation. Also, students at Calvert Middle School will begin and end their school day earlier next school year. The new hours are from 7:17 a.m. until 2:17 p.m. The school system is making this change to increase safety as students are dropped-off and picked-up at multiple schools. Because of the close proximity of Calvert Middle, Calvert High, and Calvert Country schools, some school buses transport students from more than one school on the same bus route. These buses must then unload or load students at multiple schools every morning and afternoon. Changing the time of the school day at Calvert Middle will help the bus traffic flow more smoothly at all three schools. The school schedules at Calvert High and Calvert Country will remain the same.

Solomons Among “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” While we could argue that this could be said of all the towns in our area, "Coastal Living" magazine has named Solomon’s Island in its first-ever ranked list of the 15 "Happiest Seaside Towns" in its June issue. Other happy towns are in California, Florida and Hawaii. According to the magazine, "tidewater living is about some fresh oysters for dinner and an icy beer, about summer hospitality and quiet pride in community. It's about a legacy of fishing, shellfishing, and exploration. And Solomons, tucked along where the Patuxent River meets Chesapeake Bay, breathes these qualities among its tidy, whitewashed homes and businesses." Editors chose the winning towns based on criteria that included percentage of

sunny and clear days, healthiness of beaches, walkability, and more, such as their editors' own assessment of the "coastal vibe" of the town.


Pride & Joy Girls “Rock the Mall” By Jenny Kellner The National Mall in Washington, DC saw over a quarter of a million people come together in the largest gathering of Girl Scouts in the history of the organization on Saturday, June 6. Current and former Girl Scouts and friends were marking the group’s 100-year anniversary with a sing along. The main stage was on the western grounds of the Washington Monument in the grassy area with a view of the World War II Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. By noon, the crowd was dense with girls and parents spreading blankets and mingling with others. The event, hosted by our home council, Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, was dubbed “Rock the Mall.” People from every state and international locales made travel plans to be a part of the day. Calvert County hosted some of the travelers with assistance from the county’s 100th Year Anniversary Committee member Carla Milling and Saint John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick. Hundreds of Girl Scouts and their families from Calvert attended the event, some driving or riding Metro, while others enjoyed the ease of riding a chartered bus. Sherry Mervine coordinated eight buses to pick up attendees at four different locations throughout the county. Over 400 people signed up to ride and were very grateful to Sherry and her efforts. Mrs. Mervine appreciated the praise she received on the days following the event and said, “You are all welcome. It was my pleasure. Just don’t ask me to do it again for another 100 years.” The Calvert County bus effort was assisted by Linda Bracey, Financial Manager for the 100th Anniversary Committee, Calvert County Public School’s Transportation Director Kevin Hook, and our local GS Field Director Nadine Happell. Buses were from Reid and Reid and Bishop Bus Services. Since it was founded in 1912, Girl Scouts have always incorporated song as a means of sisterhood and a tie that binds. New and old songs were a part of Rock the Mall, with performers on the main stage providing the lead. American Idol finalist Thia Megia was a headliner.

More than 250,000 Girl Scouts, alumnae and friends gathered on the National Mall, mixing with a large contingent from our area. Photo courtesy of Lisa West.

In addition to singing, the day was an enormous SWAP event. It is traditional for Girl Scouts, when in a large gathering, to make and trade “SWAPS” as a sign of friendship. The more modern explanation for the acronym SWAP is Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. The items are usually something small and handmade. Girls typically take 10-15 swaps to a local event. However, anticipating the scale of the swapping opportunity at Rock the Mall, many local leaders encouraged their girls to make at least 50 swaps for the day. We now wish we’d made even more! One swap bag at the end of Rock the Mall contained tokens of friendship from Wyoming to Singapore, a baggie of coal from Western Pennsylvania, origami from Japan and a shark’s tooth from right here in Chesapeake Beach, MD. The day was very warm and many endured the afternoon heat with frequent visits to the water bottle filling stations. Shade was limited, and the younger girls as well as some of the older “girls,” began to fade by early afternoon. I took a moment during the festivities to look out across the crowd and think about how these 250,000 people came together in the name of Girl Scouts....people who spend their spare time working toward solid, natural, rich and fun lives for girls. The significance of the day was etched in my memory as we sang the National Anthem under that blue sky. About the Author: Jenny Kellner is a mother, teacher and Girl Scout leader. She lives in North Beach with her husband, Joe, and their four children, and serves on the town’s Historic Preservation Commission.

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CLASSIFIEDS There’s only one Chesapeake Current – don’t be confused by counterfeits. We’re the only locally-owned and operated newspaper in our area, and we don’t try to send you or your customers to St. Mary’s County. We have not merged with anyone, and if anyone tells you this, please report it to us immediately and we will pursue additional legal actions. Ads in the Chesapeake Current, whether display ads, classifieds and on our new website, www.ChesapeakeCurrent.com are very affordable and truly work to get your message out to all of Calvert County and Southern Anne Arundel County as well! We live and breathe “buy local,” and support you and our communities in so many ways. It’s so easy to tell the difference between the Chesapeake Current and all others. We live here, are deeply involved in our communities, and it shows! Email ads@ChesapeakeCurrent.com or call our main number at (410) 231-0140 for info. Employers: FREE Help Wanted ads for a limited time in the Chesapeake Current! Email your job posting to: ads@ChesapeakeCurrent.com.

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Joy Kids Learning Center is now hiring a full time Childcare Teacher to teach 2 to 5 year olds. The teacher will implement an early childhood program based on sound principles of child development, interact positively with children, and act as an appropriate role model. The teacher will have knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for young children as well as knowledge of the principles of observation and assessment, curriculum development and implementation, and parent communication and support. Apply online at JoyKidsLearningCenter.com. Must be at least 19 years old; have a Child Development Associate Credential, Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or a Bachelor's degree in education or a related field, and 90 clock hours of early childhood training. A teacher must have at least one year of experience. Bi-Lingual preferred (Spanish). If you have any questions please contact Kenneth Graham or Melissa Fullerton at (443) 837.6001 or via email at info@joykidslearning.com.

Pets Domino Are you up for some summer fun? Then come down and met Domino! Domino is an all around happy guy who is also in the mood for fun! This eight-month-old lab mix loves swimming and playing fetch. He also loves playing with other dogs and with kids. His perfect home would have a little leaguer to play fetch with, but he would do well in any home, really. He knows sit and down and stay. He also knows not to jump on people. Domino is an all around happy guy. Now all he needs is a home to share the joy with! For more information, please visit www.HumaneSocietyOfCalvertCounty.org or visit all the animals available in person at the Humane Society of Calvert County, 2210 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland. Phone: (410) 257-4908. Be sure to say you read about this pet in the Chesapeake Current!

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Jon is a friendly, active Jack Russell Terrier stray who’s white and brindle. He’s been altered, and is estimated to be about seven years old. For more information about any of the many lovable animals currently needing homes, contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control at (410) 222-8900. Be sure to say you saw them in the Chesapeake Current! Anne Arundel County Animal Control now offers extended hours at the shelter on Wednesday evenings, when they’re open until 6:00 p.m. Adoption is first-come, first-served. Animals that come in as strays must be held for a five-day period, and no pets will be held based on phone calls. All pets are spayed and neutered before leaving Animal Control. Ages and breeds are based on the evaluation of kennel vet techs.

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Rock The Dock & Beach Music: Enjoy live music at the Boardwalk Café at the Rod ‘N’ Reel in Chesapeake Beach every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Labor Day! No over charge. - The Embers – Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bandshell - Roger McDuffy – Thursday, June 21 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Appaloosa – Sunday, June 24 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - Right On Band – Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bandshell - Roger McDuffy – Thursday, June 28 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Legendz – Sunday, July 1 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - Bill Deal’s Rhondels – Wednesday, July 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bandshell Friday, June 22 Pint & Dale: At the Calvert Marine Museum at Solomons at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 and sold only at the door, cash or check. Seattle duo William Pint and Felicia Dale have boundless enthusiasm for creating music and sharing it with their audience. With guitar, hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, violin, whistles, harmony, joy and pure energy Pint and Dale bring listeners an insight into another age, offering both humor and drama in equal measure. They have produced ten recordings together, as well as recording with other artists. In performance, William Pint’s emotionally expressive singing is complemented by his powerful guitar and mandola work with which he can supply settings of great delicacy or wild, driving rhythms. Felicia’s striking vocal harmonies are matched by her creative use of the hurdy-gurdy and Irish pennywhistles, taking these traditional instruments far beyond their usual roles. Drawing on several cultures, Pint and Dale perform traditional and modern music and songs reflecting the immense vitality of those who live and work on the sea. Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23 Calvert’s Next Idol competition at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick beginning at 6:00 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Auditions on Friday; finals on Saturday in three kids’ age groups: 9-11, 12-14 and 15 to 17. See the last issue of the Current or our web site, ChesapeakeCurrent.com for details. Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24 Steal Away: An Evening of Spirituals at College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. on the 23rd, 3:30 p.m. on the 24th. For tickets and more info, visit chesapeakechoral.com or call (301) 642-0594.

Scholarship Honors Friend He was an artist, a musician, a pilot and a friend. Then he was gone. “He was such a very good friend to so many people. He’s gone and we feel like he was snatched away from us,” said Carmen Gambrill of the void left by the passing of Dennis Lake Smith, of Solomons. “I think of Dennis so much and I wanted a way for his name to live on.” With her husband, Matt, Gambrill found a way to honor her friend in a way she feels Smith would have approved by creating the Dennis Lake Smith Memorial Art Scholarship with a $1,000 donation at the College of Southern Maryland Foundation. “Dennis would have chosen this for himself. He would be happy to help young artists fulfill their dreams,” Gambrill says. Smith is remembered as a saxophone and harmonica player with the Southern Maryland band “Round Midnite” and was learning to play the accordion. He flew with his Solomons Island friends to New Orleans for JazzFest as a way to share his passion for music. Although he was offered a scholarship to the Julliard School of Music, Smith chose to study at the Maryland Institute of Art and was the artist who designed the first Cavalier billboard welcoming visitors to Calvert County. Smith graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University later in life, while working full-time. He was a software applications engineer with Wyle Labs in California. Smith died at his home on May 1, 2011. Last month, Gambrill hosted an event at her business, Carmen’s Gallery in Solomons, to raise money for the scholarship. Her goal is to have the fundraiser as an annual event.

MUSIC NOTES The Dennis Lake Smith Memorial Art Scholarship was created by Carmen and Matt Gambrill to honor their friend and to benefit young Calvert County artists studying at the College of S o u t h e r n Maryland.

“So many of the friends that Dennis brought together through his love of music and art came together again in a big way,” Gambrill said of the more than $3,800 raised from Smith’s friends and family for the scholarship. “Through our heritage, those of us in the family share his joie de vivre, his quick humor and his love of all things creative, colorful and beautiful, whether crafted by hand or by nature. But the friends he chose are also of the same cloth, and he was fortunate to be able to spend such happy times with all of you,” said Melinda Kay, Smith’s sister, of those gathered at the scholarship fundraiser. “Southern Maryland is home to some of the most talented and creative artists. The Dennis Lake Smith Memorial Art Scholarship continues the legacy of Mr. Smith and ensures that Calvert County students attending CSM have the resources they need to keep the arts alive in Southern Maryland,” said Development Director Martina Arnold. For information on donating to the Dennis Lake Smith Memorial Art Scholarship, visit www.csmd.edu/Foundation.

Saturday, June 23 The Commodores U.S. Navy Band free concert on the North Beach boardwalk bandstand. Concert begins at 6:00 p.m. Call (410) 257-9618 with questions. Saturday, June 30 Music & Movie On Main Street: Live music by Hangman’s Fair begins at 8:00 p.m., "The Muppets" movie begins at 9:00 p.m.; parking lot at Duke and Main Streets, across from the County Courthouse in Prince Frederick. Free burgers, hot dogs, soft drinks/water and candy, too!

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For additional information contact The South County Concert Association (SCCA) is now accepting F. R.Gouin at (301) 261-5802 or visit subscriptions for its 2012-2013 season. www.southcountyconcerts.org. SCCA will be sponsoring seven live performances for residents of our area. All performances will be at Southern High School on Route 2 in Harwood starting at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the complete line-up: - Broadway Today, October 1, 2012; - 42 Five, October 24, 2012; - Masters of Motown, November 29, 2012; - Terry Barber, January 30 2013; - Footworks, February 23, 2013; - Legacy of Floyd Cramer, April 2, 2013 and - Red Head Express & The Walker Family, on May 3, 2013. Your subscription to SCCA will also allow you to attend five (5) concerts Scan the Current Code sponsored by the Anne Arundel with your smart phone Community Concert Association at the to watch a clip of the Severna Park High School. first performance of Subscription rates are $50 for adults, the season, Broadway $60 for a one-parent family, and $110 for Today. a two-parent family.

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Volunteer Opportunities Friends of Anne Arundel County Trail is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization to promote, protect and enhance the multi-modal trails. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available for those willing to give a few hours a month, both individuals and groups. For more information call (410) 695-1137 or e-mail friendsofaatrails@gmail.com. www.friendsofaatrails.org.

Art Exhibits 7th Year Anniversary Show: CalvART Gallery Presents this special exhibit featuring the artwork of many current and past members of CalvART Gallery. Opening reception is Saturday, June 16 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The show runs thru July 8 at CalvART Gallery, 110 Solomon's Island Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Closed on Monday & Tuesday. “Fashioned for Function” At Artworks @ 7th in North Beach functional and fashionable creations by featured artists Nancy Jung-Warmke, Alinda Heron and Kathleen Addario. Through July 1. Show features upcycled, recycled, repurposed and original art to decorate your everyday life! “A Touch of Glass” At Artworks @ 7th in North Beach Thurs., July 5 – Sun., July 29. Featuring the works of Suzanne Nawrot and Ruth Marshall. Opening reception to meet the artists: Saturday, July 7, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. artworksat7th.com. Huntingtown High School Artists: At the Student Gallery Art Show at CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick, 110 Solomon's Island Rd., see beautiful works by students from Huntingtown High School. North Beach Art Fair: at 6:00 p.m. the Friday Night Farmers’ Market, the North Beach Loop will host an Art Fair on 7th Street between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues. Every Friday night through the end of September. Contact Celia Molofsky, Loop and BBG member at (410) 286-0000 for more info. Juried artists, new artists, young and creative, ceramics, oils, watercolors, jewelry, sculptures and more!

Saturday, June 30

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Northern Bay: Departs from the Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688. 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (410) 326-2042, ext. 41 for more info. Guided Canoe Trip: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at American Chestnut Land Trust, 676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick. Call (410) 414-3400, ext. 41. Project Bud Burst: 2 to 3 p.m.; Free at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro (Prince George's County). Come be a nature detective for the day with Project Bud Burst, an online nationwide campaign to gather data and learn how trees change between the seasons. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water or other hydrating beverage. Call (301) 888-1377 for details. Movie on Main Street: "The Muppets" Music by “Hangman’s Fair” begins at 8:00 p.m., movie begins at 9:00 p.m. Free movies under the stars in the lot at Duke and Main Streets in Prince Frederick, across from the County Courthouse. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, water and even candy is provided. Free.

Sunday, July 1 Southern Maryland Costumers – Sewing Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join the Southern Maryland Costumers at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum to work on Federal Period (War of 1812) outfits. Bring your own projects (all time periods welcome) or help make some costumes to wear at the museum’s War of 1812 event. We will be cutting out fabric as well as machine and hand sewing. At Jefferson Patterson Park’s Breckinridge Education Center, 10515 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685. (410) 586-8501. jefpat.org

Tuesday, July 3

South County Festival: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Herrington Harbor North Marina, 389 Deale Road, Tracy's Landing, MD 20779. Admission is free. Parking is $5. Vendor Applications are available at www.southcounty.org. For information, call (410) 867-3129.

Chesapeake Beach Fireworks A fireworks show to remember - something for the child in all of us. A barge takes them out into the Chesapeake Bay and it’s a spectacular sight as they reflect on the water. Come and spend the morning celebrating our independence, spend the afternoon playing at the Water Park and join with your family, neighbors and friends at this special fireworks display on the beach just after sunset.

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Mon., June 25 – Fri., June 29

Wednesday, July 4

Sonrise National Park Vacation Bible School: At Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick. Kids can spend a week this summer making new friends, singing songs, and having fun while learning about Jesus. Ages 3 thru completion of 5th grade are welcome to join the fun. The cost is $5.00. For more information call Laura Smith at 443-975-7041 or email herkyp@yahoo.com.

Fireworks at the Solomons Riverwalk: The Solomons Business Association proudly sponsors the annual Solomons fireworks display. Fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk. Rain date is Tuesday, July 5. solomonsmaryland.com

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Fireworks Cruise leaving from the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons at 8:00 p.m. Call (410) 326-2042, ext. 41 for reservations by Thursday, June 28. Come aboard for the best view Tuesday, June 26 in town and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $35 per The Secret Lives of Walter Mitty, Jr.: Summer person. No children under age 7. Fun featuring the Chesapeake Youth Players calvertmarinemuseum.com performing from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00:00 a.m. for Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch at the Want to see your non-profit Northeast Community Center, (410) 257-2411. 2:00-3:00pm for Calvert Library Fairview Branch group’s event in the at Dunkirk Fire Department, Call (410) 257-2101. Chesapeake Current? Email 2012 Train Display: The ‘Three Bears Mountain Express.’ Free Family Fun at Tans. Friday, June 29 from 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tans Cycles Parts, 9032A Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach.

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