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Water/Sewer Rates Go To Voters As of press time, we’re waiting to hear the date of a special election to allow voters in Chesapeake Beach to weigh in on a referendum on town utility rates. Mayor Bruce Wahl told council in a letter that the petition effort led by Wesley Donovan did gather enough signatures to call for a special referendum by a very narrow margin. Wahl said the cutoff date for the petition as determined by counsel was close of business July 21, 2013. As of that date, there were 3,943 registered voters in the town. The Charter requires that 20% of the registered voters sign petitions in order to take the issue to referendum, or 789 validated signatures. The petitions contained 1093 signatures. The Board of elections (BOE) ruled that 304 signatures were invalid for various reasons. This left 789 validated signatures, the exact required number to take this issue to referendum. Therefore, Wahl says, it will be up to the residents to vote rate structure up or down. “I've asked the BOE to determine when they can organize an election. After they respond, we will need to have an emergency Town Council meeting to set the date. In the meantime, according to Charter Section C-311, the portion of the ordinance taken to referendum is suspended. This means that we cannot send out any bills for water and sewer until this issue is resolved. Our next scheduled billing is for the period that ends September 30th.” Wahl says residents should pay their utility bills sent out in July for the quarter covering April/May/June which covered services used in last fiscal year. The outcome of the election will determine what happens for the current quarter, which residents will be billed for in October. The mayor adds, “There are two possible outcomes of the election. The voters will either approve or disapprove the rate structure. If they approve the structure, that it’s – that’s the end – and the current rate structure stands. If they disapprove, the Town Council will be

required to develop a new rate structure.” “I honestly don’t know how it will turn out,” Wahl tells the Chesapeake Current. “Then numbers show you can’t get any closer. “There have been some questions asked about the process – but unless someone challenges, we’re not going back. We’re going forward with the special election to decide,” he says. “We’re in uncharted territory here. In my 25 years with the town, there’s been nothing like this happen. The charter has some gaps, and so we are using interpretation from our attorneys to decide what steps to go through.” Wahl says in the meantime, he has had conversations with a few council members – asking them ‘what would you like see?’ Councilman Jeff Krahling tells the Chesapeake Current, “After meeting with the mayor today (Monday, Aug. 5) I feel strongly he will call the council together for an intermediate rate structure. I personally believe there to be an error in the date allowable for the petitioner to turn in his petitions; I believe it to be July 15, 2013. Mr. Donovan must have thought this as well… he turned in 898 petitions on the 15th of July which is the deadline I agree with. I will agree, however, to meet to discuss alternate rates until I am certain the petition is truly valid.” Council member Valerie Beaudin tells us, “If the number of a qualified voters sign a petition within the specified deadline, the council does not have the authority to say just, in this case, reconsider the rates. Our authority is defined in section C-311 of the Town Charter. Our authority as a council is to (from the same section)... ‘submit to a vote of the qualified voters of the town at the next regular town election or, in the council's discretion, at a special election occurring before the next regular election.’ My opinion is that the town will require an interim rate structure for the October billing cycle and that that ought to take priority over all else.”

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CMM Makes Fossil Find History was unearthed by employees of the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) on Sat., July 20 when they recovered a 15 million-year-old whale skull at Stratford Hall, VA. This baleen (filter feeding type) whale skull is one of the largest ever collected locally coming in at six feet long; the entire whale would have been 25 or more feet long. The rest of the skeleton still remains in the cliff and excavations will continue to recover all of this ancient creature’s bones. Led by Paleontology Collections Manager John Nance, volunteers, interns, and staff from both CMM and Stratford Hall, spent countless hours and put in a huge effort to uncover the historic skull over the month of July.

More than 30 people gave their time and energy on Saturday to help move the delicate skull from the beach to the museum. The skull was loaded onto a boat captained by Stratford Hall employee Randy Stevens who then took his boat to the ramp at Westmoreland State Park. Ken Benson, Westmoreland State Park Manager, and his staff moved the skull from the boat to the bed of the museum truck with the use of a tractor and sling. This excavation truly would not have been possible without the help of so many people. The Paleontology Department at CMM says it is very thankful for everyone’s assistance and excited to begin working on and researching this momentous find.

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Reginald Broddie, known as “Reggie,” the Chief Professional Officer with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, has announced his resignation. He was with the organization for 25 years, and stepped in when the Boys & Girls Club in North Beach closed. He was involved in the effort to get it to reopen. Joy Hill, the Chief Development Officer at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland in North Beach tells us that Annapolis and Southern Maryland are now separate organizations and, “This won’t affect anything at all for us. They’ll always stay our friends – but he was just for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Hill adds, “I’m sad to see him leave. I guess he has other things waiting for him. I’m sure he cares about the kids. He’s our friend and mentor and I love what he does for children. But I guess

Reginald Broddie speaking at the ceremony when the BGCSM in North Beach was re-opened in July 2012 following its closure due to a financial crisis.

25 years was enough for him. He’s a good guy and he will be missed.” Hill says the BGCSM’s operating agreement with Broddie’s group was up at the end of June, and although they remain sister clubs, they are not officially affiliated any longer.


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Police Blotter Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Reports: Thefts Between July 11 and 22 a 1995 orange-colored forklift valued at $10,000 was stolen from a job site in the 3400 block of Broomes Island Road in Port Republic. The victim reported to DFC J. Bell that the forklift has a C.W. Wright Const. Co. sticker on it. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC Bell at (410) 535-2800 or to report information anonymously, go to co.cal.md.us and click on the Crime Solvers link. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.

the Dunkirk 7-11 store on West Chesapeake Beach Rd. on Aug. 4 at 10:07 p.m. that a vehicle was parked in front of the store with the engine running and its headlights on for approximately two hours. Locke approached the vehicle and observed someone in the driver’s seat who appeared to be asleep. Locke woke the man who was startled and at first combative. Locke calmed the man and asked if he was okay to which he replied that he was fine. Locke detected the strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle and the man’s breath and he appeared disoriented. Locke observed what he suspected to be a baggie containing heroin. The man was identified as Randolph Keemer, Jr., 38, of Owings. Keemer was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a plastic straw used to inhale heroin.

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 12900 block of Parran Drive in Lusby overnight between August 1 and 2 and stole cash, a white G-Shock watch and a credit card, altogether valued at $1,665. Dep. Burglaries G. Gott is investigating. The neighbor of a victim of a burglary on West On July 28 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Mount Harmony Road in Owings was someone smashed the rear window of a vehicle arrested on July 25. The victim’s son, who was parked at a home in the 1000 block of inside the home at the time, heard someone Stagecoach Trail in Lusby and stole 2 Stihl walking down the third floor stairs. When he chainsaws, a Craftsman laser level and a DeWalt went to investigate, he observed his neighbor chop saw from within the vehicle. The tools are in the backyard. Dep. T. Holt responded and valued at $590. Dep. L. Wood is investigating. made contact with the neighbor, identified as Nicholas James McClure, age 20. McClure DFC J. Bell is investigating the theft of a boat was questioned and arrested and charged with motor from a boat parked outside a home in the burglary. 5800 block of Long Beach Drive in St. Leonard sometime between July 25 and 27. The motor is Unknown suspect(s) burglarized a home in the an Evinrude 120 hp with white and blue stripes 300 block of Overlook Drive in Lusby sometime between July 19 and 24 and stole a valued at $450. television, VCR and DVD player. DFC M. On August 4 between 1:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Velasquez is investigating. someone broke a window on a vehicle parked in front of a home in the 12600 block of Someone unlawfully entered a home in the Perrywood Lane in Dunkirk and stole a wallet. 2000 block of Marble Lane in Owings on July 24 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and DFC J. Lord is investigating. stole a white and gray iPad and a black Kindle A man was arrested on August 1 at 8:35 p.m. for Fire. DFC Lord is investigating. stealing from the Prince Frederick Safeway after deputies stopped a vehicle on Sark Court that St. Leonard Elementary School on St. Leonard matched the description given by store Road was burglarized on July 25 at 1:51 a.m. employees. The driver, identified as Kevin Nothing appears to have been taken or DFC J. Christopher Brown, 45 of Prince Frederick, was damaged inside the building. found in possession of the stolen items, $75 Hardesty is investigating. worth of body wash along with a hand basket belonging to the store. Brown was arrested by Desturction of Property DFC P. Wood and charged with theft less than Someone punctured a tire causing $135 on a $100. Brown was also charged with possession vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the of marijuana less than 10 grams, negligent 8500 block of Stock Drive in Lusby between Dep. N. Lenharr is driving, driving on a suspended license and July 23 and 24. investigating. Two tires on a vehicle in the 700 driving while under the influence of alcohol. block of Main Street in Prince Frederick were On August 4 between 1:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. punctured during the same time frame and all someone broke a window on a vehicle parked in four tires on a vehicle in the 12000 block of front of a home in the 12600 block of Pine Lane in Lusby were slashed as well. Dep. Perrywood Lane in Dunkirk and stole a wallet. T. Buckler spoke with a victim in the 8400 block of Stock Drive in Lusby who also DFC J. Lord is investigating. reported one tire slashed on his vehicle. Two tires were slashed on a vehicle in the 500 block CDS Violations On August 2 at 7:29 p.m. Dep. J. Migliaccio of Windmill Drive in St. Leonard overnight and Dep. J. Livingston conducted a traffic stop during the same time frame. Dep. W. Beisel is on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 at Mt. Harmony Road investigating. in Owings after they observed it swerving in and out of its lane. The driver, identified as Travis Several mailboxes together on a wooden shelf Vincent Boucher, 21, of Prince Frederick, was and post were knocked down sometime subsequently arrested and charged with driving overnight between July 30 and 31 on Mallard while impaired, possession of heroin, and four Point Road in Prince Frederick. Cpl. G. counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; Shrawder is investigating the damage. hypodermic syringes, a metal spoon, plastic Disorderly Conduct baggies and a tourniquet. On August 2 at 2:06 a.m. DFC J. Bell DFC A. Locke was notified by an employee of responded to the parking lot of Jake and Al’s in

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Lusby for the report of a disorderly subject. Bell made contact with William Daniel Battleson, 35 of Lusby, and observed that he appeared to be highly intoxicated. Restaurant employees advised that Battleson had been harassing patrons inside the establishment as well as in the parking lot. Battleson was belligerent and refused to provide identifying information to DFC Bell. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Weapon Violations On July 24 at approximately 12:06 a.m. Cpl. J. McCarroll conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation on MD Rt. 4 at Bright Lane in Owings. The driver, Leonard Cain Hill, Jr., age 26 of Upper Marlboro, was found to be wanted with an open arrest warrant for second degree assault through the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. Hill was placed under arrest for the warrant and subsequent investigation revealed he was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun. Hill was charged with illegal possession of a firearm. On July 27 at 1:11 a.m. Dep. D. Roberts conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for crossing the white shoulder line multiple times on northbound Md. Rt. 4 near Cox Road in Huntingtown. He found the driver, identified as George Richard Dawson, 47 of Chesapeake Beach, to be in possession of suspected drugs and a weapon. Dawson was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a glass jar and plastic baggie and a glass smoking device, and transporting a handgun. Fraud A woman reported to DFC M. Velasquez that on July 24 she received a phone call from someone identifying themselves, by name, as her grandson. The person advised that he was incarcerated and needed money wired immediately for his bond. A second person got on the line and told the victim that he was a police officer and that additional funds needed to be provided because a large amount of drugs were found in her grandson’s vehicle. After wiring the funds, the woman became concerned and telephoned her grandson, who advised he was not incarcerated. She then realized she was the victim of fraud and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Always contact law enforcement immediately if you detect suspicious activity or feel you may be the victim of a crime. The investigation is continuing.

State Police Barrack U Reports: CDS Violations Trooper Oles stopped a vehicle at 1:10 a.m. on July 24 for traffic violations on Rt. 4 at Patuxent Point Parkway in Solomons. An odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle and a search revealed marijuana. Timothy D. Porch, 29 of Lusby, was arrested and transported to the MSP barrack for processing. Trooper First Class Saucerman stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 261 at 28th St. in Chesapeake Beach on July 24 at 3:59 p.m. Manuel J. Moreland, 56 of Chesapeake Beach, was found to have an open warrant through St. Mary’s County and was placed under arrest. A search revealed Oxycodone which Moreland did not have a prescription for. He was transported to the MSP barrack for processing and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle and a search revealed that Jonathan F. Kuehl, 24 of Leonardtown, was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and transported to the MSP barrack for processing. Trooper Oles responded to the 7100 block of Chesapeake Village Blvd. in Chesapeake Beach on July 30 at 11:10 a.m. The homeowner called to report that illegal drugs were found in the home. Numerous vials of Steroids and Testosterone were found inside the residence. Charges are pending. On August 3 at 9:47 a.m. Trooper Oles responded to the Super 8 Hotel in Prince Frederick for a reported drug complaint. The odor of marijuana was emitting from a room. Investigation revealed that Heavenly Y. Coleman, 26 of Prince Frederick and Willie K. Suggs, 31 of Washington, DC were in possession of marijuana. Both were arrested and transported to the Prince Frederick Barrack for processing. On July 22 at 3:42 a.m. Trooper Follin stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 at Dares Beach Rd. in Prince Frederick. During a search of the vehicle, marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia were located. The driver, Tyrone L. Trice, 33 of Washington, DC, and the passenger, Kilo A. Carter, 30 of Washington, DC, were both arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Burglaries On July 29 at 7:14 p.m., Trooper First Class Smith responded to the 3100 block of Holland Cliffs Rd. in Huntingtown for a reported burglary. A man was seen attempting to steal tools from a shed and fled when confronted by a witness. Troopers responded to the scene and discovered that the home and shed had both been broken into and jewelry was stolen from the home. Investigation continues. Thefts Trooper First Class West responded to the 1600 block of Dalrymple Rd. in Sunderland on July 26 at 12:03 for a theft complaint. The victim’s barn was entered and several tools were stolen, along with a Schwinn bicycle with bronze accents. Investigation continues. On July 30 at 2:49 p.m. Trooper Follin responded to the Sunderland Park and Ride on Rt. 2 for a reported destruction of property and theft. Several vehicles were broken into and items were stolen. Investigation continues. Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle on August 2 at 9:48 a.m. on Rt. 4 at Main St. in Prince Frederick after discovering that the registration tab displayed on the vehicle’s registration plate did not belong on the vehicle. The driver, Leslie S. Kaplan, 42 of Lusby, admitted to stealing the registration tab. Charges are pending. On August 2 at 2:29 p.m. Trooper First Class Logsdon responded to the 7000 block of Homeland Ct. in Prince Frederick for a theft complaint. A Craftsman drill with two batteries, a Dewalt reciprocating saw, a Dewalt Hammer Drill, and a jar of change were stolen from an outbuilding on the property. Investigation continues.

Unauthorized Use of Vehicle Trooper Follin responded to the 3800 block of 26th Street in Chesapeake Beach on August 3 at 1:27 p.m. for a reported unauthorized use of a vehicle. The victim advised that his daughter On July 25 at 6:28 p.m. Trooper Matthews had taken the vehicle without permission. stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 at Ball Rd. in St. Charges are pending against Christine A. Leonard for traffic violations. An odor of Washington, 44 of Chesapeake Beach.


CBOCS Needs Your Help By Bob Munro

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he Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society or CBOCS is a citizen volunteer conservation and educational program sponsored by the Town of Chesapeake Beach. Begun during the summer of 2011, CBOCS continues to grow and evolve, with lots of opportunities for area citizens - young and old. To date, CBOCS has released an estimated 160,000 young oysters into the Bay in front of Chesapeake Beach. The mission of CBOCS is to "Provide fun and collaborative opportunities for the citizens, students and businesses of Chesapeake Beach to help improve local water quality and our knowledge of the Bay ecosystem, while assisting with national, state and private efforts to restore oyster populations." Why oysters? Our native oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is called the eastern oyster or Atlantic oyster or Virginia oyster. These oysters are vital components of the Bay's ecosystem because they are bottom-dwelling filter feeders. By some estimates, a mature oyster can filter more than 50 gallons of water per day, thereby improving water quality by removing pollutants, phytoplankton and other microscopic organisms. Oyster reefs also provide food and habitat for a variety of small finfish, other shellfish and invertebrates (like worms), which attract larger fish (and fishermen). Oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay have been decimated by over-harvest during the early 1900s and later in the mid 1960s by diseases. Their current populations are considered to be about one percent of their historic numbers of the late 1800s.

Keith Pardieck, volunteer who helped found CBOCS, was by Mayor Bruce Wahl (right) at the last town council meeting. Pardieck recently stepped down as chair of CBOCS and was replaced by John Bacon.

CBOCS is a recognized partner with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDDNR) "Marylanders Grow Oysters" (MGO) program. MGO provides technical support and young oysters (called spat) for use in small cages that are suited for suspension from piers and docks where there is sufficient water depth year ‘round. In areas protected from wave action such as Fishing Creek, CBOCS uses a device called a Buoyant Oyster Cultivation System or BOCS. These cages, developed by Jon Farrington of St. Leonard (President, Johnny Oysterseed), float and rise and fall with the tide. The turning motion alleviates fouling by a variety of marine organisms and sediment buildup on the young oysters. The next time you take a walk on the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, take a moment to notice the BOCS cages s- there are two at the first "bumpout" with the remainder under the boardwalk about half way to the first bridge. Initially it was hoped that oysters grown by CBOCS could be released in Fishing Creek, the main creek running west to east through Chesapeake Beach and entering the Bay in front of the Rod 'N' Reel complex. Unfortunately, we now know that the bottom of the Creek is composed of mud and silt with virtually no hard bottom areas that could support oysters. In late summer or early fall the cages are emptied and the oysters are taken about one mile offshore to "Old Rock" (an oyster sanctuary identified by MDDNR) where they are released overboard. So why does CBOCS need your help? There's lots of work involved with emptying the BOCS cages, transporting the oyster shell and young oysters to the release site, cleaning the cages prior to refilling, refilling the cages, winterizing the cages in the fall, etc. Not all of the work is physical. We need people to count oyster spat on shell, following a brief training session with a DNR biologist. We need people to help with water monitoring (sampling water quality of the Creek), the development of CBOCS educational support materials such as an activities booklet or photo slideshow, and then there's the educational program with the fifth graders at Beach Elementary School. Volunteers are needed now because September is a busy month for CBOCS. Although the schedule is subject to change, Sept. 7 is the day for removal of oysters from their cages and release into the environment.

On September 13th a truckload of bagged oyster shell with spat will be delivered and stored overnight in Fishing Creek. On September 14, the cages will be reloaded and returned to their homes under the boardwalk. Life is a learning experience. Whether you're young or old, strong or not, willing to get muddy or not, you can help CBOCS improve our environment or perhaps stimulate the young mind of a future biologist or Bay steward. For more information on the CBOCS program or to sign up as a volunteer, visit the Town of Chesapeake Beach website A rotating cage containing spat that you can see (chesapeake-beach.md.us) and click on "oyster along the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail along Fishing Creek. cultivation." About the Author: Bob Munro of Chesapeake Beach has been a career research biologist for the US Fish & Wildlife Service. At one time or another, he has visited every river entering the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna Flats to Hampton Roads. An avid fisherman, he's fished the mid-Chesapeake since the mid-1980s.

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South County Views Un Plugging at Home By Bea Poulin Electricity bills - I have been watching mine closely this last year. I cannot control the actual electricity rates unless I want to change suppliers every 90 days, but I can control my use. Every month I compare my usage to the last month, and factor in the weather, the days at home, the use of power tools, house guests, Christmas lights, television and computer usage, and then consider what I could do to bring down next month’s bill. As I go through my mental checklist of our electricity use, I think – lights. My dear husband accuses me of cooking in the dark because I only turn on the low LED lights under the cabinets that cost little to run. They are not as bright as the recessed lighting – that costs $9.00 a bulb and burns for 100 hours only. We have replaced nearly every light bulb in the house with the energy saving bulbs as the old ones burn out. The eco-energy bulbs do last for a long time, and I have only had one burn out in five years. By the end of the year, we will have changed out all our old light bulbs.

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I have strategically placed battery-operated LED lights around the house for emergency purposes. When the power goes out we have a light in the kitchen and bathrooms. We use solar lights around the deck that give off a nice, soft light but they do not last all night, and neither do I! Back to the checklist - cooking. We love to cook, and rarely eat out. We cook outside on our charcoal and wood grill year round, and the costs of charcoal does

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add up. However, I am focusing on the electric bill now! When we cook inside, we use two burners on average, but often three, occasionally four – and the microwave. I try to avoid the oven, but I do use it for bacon and sausage on the weekend because it does a better job than a fry pan. We use the coffee pot, toaster and blender every morning. The coffee pot shuts off within a few minutes, as the coffee stays hot in a vacuum pot. I try to remember to unplug these three before I leave for work. I have read that things that are plugged in still use electricity whether or not they are being used. I know there are probably more things that I could unplug. We use a slow cooker in the winter so dinner is ready when we get home, but I am not sure that it costs less than the electric range. It just saves time, an important commodity. Our refrigerator is an Energy Star model, and we do not use the icemaker. I freeze ice cubes in trays the old-fashioned way. When I need a lot of ice, I make it several days in advance or buy it. We cook a lot on the weekends, and try to get a few meals ahead for the coming week. Freezing portions in containers, we zap them in the microwave when we want to eat. We keep our freezer full as I understand it runs less when it is full. We did retire an older second refrigerator this year that was not an energy saver, and we may be saving a few dollars there. I have no idea how to further reduce my kitchen’s power usage costs unless we eat out or eat all our food raw. Next on the checklist - house cleaning and water usage. Doing laundry and dishes require using the washer, dryer, dishwasher, the well, the hot water heater, and the iron - lots of electricity there. The major appliances are all Energy Star models. I program the dishwasher to run in the middle of the night about twice a week unless we have house guests then it’s run every day. I do not use the heated dry option that revs up the heating coil. I usually do laundry on weekends, and wash some loads in cold water only, but some things need warm and hotter water to get really clean. I hang up some damp clothes to air dry, but jeans and towels need the dryer. I set the dryer’s timer and think I am pretty good as guessing how much time certain items need to dry. At times, I envy my neighbor’s clothes line for the way towels and sheet smell after hanging outside for a day. But then there’s the chance of bird doo and pesky squirrels that like fabric to line their nests. And, what if it rains? Vacuuming - what does it cost to vacuum a whole house once a week? I have no idea. I use a broom on the hard wood floors, and vacuum when I notice the carpeting needs it or I find cobwebs. I do know people who vacuum everyday. I guess it’s a good work out.

Our personal use of heated water is pretty average, and I like a hot shower. No cold showers here. Last on the checklist, and the biggest cost of all - heating and cooling. We set our air conditioning thermostat at about 76 degrees on average, higher when we are away, and lower for night. If the weather is nice, we open up the house, and have only our ceiling fans spinning. In the winter, the heat gets turned down when we leave for work, and turned back up when we come home - on average between 68-70 degrees. Once I programmed the thermostat to do all this, but I found myself continually turning it up or down. We use extra blankets at night and wear our fleece vests around the house. We have a wood fireplace that has a fan that circulates the hot air from the fire. The furnace does not come on when we use the fireplace. We have two heating units - one oil furnace and one heat pump. The rising cost of oil has caused us to look at changing to a pellet stove, but as far as electricity usage, the oil furnace is energy efficient. That’s what we were told when we bought it, but I don’t really know how efficient it is. The heat pump works well as long as the auxiliary heating coil does not come on - that little boost of heat cost a lot. We have looked at solar power, but we have too many trees around our house. We have increased the insulation in our attic, and have a new roof, good siding and windows. We have a couple areas that probably need some caulking, but overall, I think our house is pretty tight. The fact is, our home uses electricity whether we are there or not. Sometimes it seems that we spend more time at work than we do at home. Short of getting an energy audit, perhaps the key to reducing our electricity costs - is to stay at work longer or take more vacations. About the author: Bea Poulin recently joined the staff of Customer Relations, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works where she works on many public works issues. She was previously with the County Executive’s Office of Community & Constituent Services for 13 years. Friend her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @BeaPoulin1.


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By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner

We’re Talking Trash Trash removal is part of our daily or weekly routine. Our modern day packaging and culture generate a lot of trash. And recently, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has been getting educated on the details of how we handle our solid waste. I fondly remember going to the Natrona County Dump with larger items in WY when I was a child. There were all kinds of salvageable treasures at the dump. Our family, like most families of the time whose parents grew up during the Great Depression, and where money was tight, practiced re-use. The employees of the dump were happy to accommodate if you happened to find a good doll house, or a reparable bike. Environmental concerns began to surface as ours became a throw-away culture of planned obsolescence. If items get old or worn, rather than repair or refurbish them, they are thrown away. The increasing amount of trash reflects this cultural shift. Meanwhile, recycle and reuse has regained popularity along with much greater restrictions on how trash or solid waste can be handled because there are consequences for how that trash degrades into methane gas and liquids that could potentially pollute the groundwater. Calvert County is pro-active in dealing with solid waste in adherence to Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) regulations. It is a complicated, expensive business. Costly landfills utilize valuable land. A liner is required. At the end of the life of the landfill, it must be capped

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with a membrane, then dirt, monitored and maintained. The BOCC recently visited the retired, capped landfill in Barstow, which looks like an unexpectedly large oblong mound covered with grass that must be mowed. Surrounding it are monitoring wells for groundwater and methane gas. Neither may leave the site. Dealing with the methane, which is projected to be produced over the next ten years required an elaborate and expensive collection system that also separates water, then burns the methane safely through a flare. There is no cheap way to dispose of the trash professionally and according to required standards. At the Appeal Landfill, the trash which currently can not be recycled economically is dumped at a transfer station, then compacted for transfer to a mega landfill in VA. Very little solid waste is currently being added to the Appeal Landfill in an attempt to preserve the life of the landfill and avoid costlier solutions. The Maryland State Legislature considered a number of solid waste bills last session, ranging from bottle collection bills to a bill to eliminate the use of landfills, requiring that all trash be recycled. As we continue to manage solid waste with as little cost to the taxpayer as possible, it is critical that you RECYCLE and re-use as much as you can. Recycling is by far the most environmentally friendly, responsible, least costly solution. I challenge you to see how little trash you can generate due to your recycling efforts.


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Tenants Wanted Looking for office space? The new North Beach Professional Building is ready for you to move in! Ron Russo, owner of RAR Associates and long-time member of the Bay Business Group (BBG) has just finished his 6,500 square foot upscale elevator office building at 9120 Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on July 26, Mayor Mark Frazer praised Russo as leading the way for the town’s revitalization. RAR Associates occupies one of the offices in the building. The other seven offices on three floors range in size from 282 square feet to 1,152 square feet, and asking rents range from $550 to $2,150 a month. Free parking is provided in the back of the building, and across the street at the newly completed lot. The Town of North Beach recently purchased that parcel on Chesapeake Avenue near 7th Street from Russo for just under $400,000 specifically to construct an additional parking lot.

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Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Bobby Russo, North Beach Mayor Mark Frazer, and developer Ron Russo.

Center, which is now rented as apartments. That part of the property along Chesapeake Avenue would be converted to surface parking with landscaping. The proposed hotel plans call for 67 rooms, along with Bay view meeting and event space. There would be two restaurants located at the hotel: one to provide banquet facilities and the other would be a stand-alone restaurant. There would be porches and balconies along the front of the hotel, facing the water that could be opened or completely enclosed, depending on the weather. Behind the hotel would be a proposed a public pool that local residents could join for a fee and use along with hotel guests. There would also be a poolside spa and tapas bar at the rear of the hotel. Russo owns numerous other properties in North Beach, including the building now occupied by the Plaza Mexico Restaurant at 7th and Bay. Another is a retail storefront on Bay Avenue Developer Ron Russo of Prince currently for rent between Sweet Frederick reviews blueprints for his Sue’s and the Post Office. proposed bay front hotel.

Russo still owns the 2.3 acre lot on the south side of 5th street between Chesapeake and Bay Avenues, where he has planned for years to build a hotel. Although he is still revising the plans, Russo tells the Chesapeake Current that he still wants to build a water view hotel at that site. “I’ve been at this for 35 years in this town,” he says. “The when depends on market conditions, and we’re watching them. That will determine when we break ground.” The hotel development would require demolition of the old motel across from the North Beach Senior

Scan the Current Code with your smart phone to watch a video showing the ribbon-cutting ceremony and inside the new North Beach Professional Building.

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Businesses Invited to Job Fair Looking to hire more employees? As the fall and winter recruiting season approaches, Calvert County businesses have the opportunity to appeal to local job seekers at the 2013 Calvert County Job Fair. This annual event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, Building B. Registration for the event is free and limited to the Calvert County business community. To participate, businesses should be actively seeking

employees for full- or part-time work. Multi-level marketing organizations and businesses are not permitted. Registration includes a six-foot table and two chairs, company listing in the event brochure and two tickets for light refreshments. Registration deadline is September 4. For more information, or to register for this event, please contact the Calvert County Department of Economic Development at (410) 535-4583, via email at info@ecalvert.com or visit online at www.ecalvert.com.

Interested in Preserving Land? The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) and the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) will hold a workshop to discuss exciting opportunities for land preservation in Southern Maryland. The workshop will take place at the SMECO Auditorium, 15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, Maryland on September 3 at 6:00 p.m. The state recently increased funding in the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program and the Rural Legacy Program. Most significantly, the federal government increased the tax break for easement donations in 2013. After a donation of an easement to MET, landowners may deduct up to 50% of adjusted gross income from their federal income tax and they can continue to take the deduction for another 15 years, or until they reach the value of the

easement. Landowners may deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income per year if the majority of their income comes from farming, ranching, or forestry, until they reach the value of the easement. In previous years, the maximum deduction was 30% of adjusted gross income and it is likely to be no higher than that in the foreseeable future. The workshop will concentrate on MET easement donation because of the one-time jump in the percentage of adjusted gross income deduction. As easement donation does not suit all landowners, information on alternative county land preservation programs will also be provided. Those who would like to attend should RVSP by Wed., August 28, by emailing Greg Bowen: gbowen@smadc.com or calling: (301) 274-1922 ext. 1.


Just Like the Garden of Eden “You know they say ‘you are what you eat.’ But you’re also what you use on your skin,” says Wynne Briscoe of Prince Frederick, the founder of the Forever Eden product line that includes organic skin creams, deodorants, body washes, herbal oils, hair care products and so much more.

At a recent BNI meeting in Prince Frederick, Wynne Briscoe gives out samples of her Forever Eden products. Pictured left to right: Trish Villari, Wynne Briscoe, Justin Ruest, and Krystal Wood.

“So many of the diseases we’re seeing today are self-imposed,” Wynne said at a recent Business Networking International (BNI) meeting. “Our food sources contain so many toxins today. They’re full of processed sugars, chemicals, pesticides - and cosmetics and many other consumer products are full of these as well. Would you knowingly eat chemicals? Of course not! Then why do we put chemicals on our skin? The skin is our largest organ. The fact is, the majority of commercial skin care products are chemically based. So just know that up to 80% of what we apply on our skin absorbs directly into our blood stream.” She says many illnesses, cancers and other diseases are a direct result of what we put in and on our bodies. That’s why her products are made only

of natural organics. Her deodorants contain no aluminum, which has been linked to Breast Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. She also makes an all-natural insect repellant, which she believes is safer that putting DEET on your skin, especially for children. “I want people to be educated, to care more about what they’re using on their bodies,” Wynne adds. “Read your skincare labels not only to verify the ingredients, but where it's made.” Wynne handcrafts each Forever Eden product for men, women and children from scratch, right here in Southern Maryland, using only 100% organic products, mostly herbs, flowers and natural oils. These include olive oil, coconut, chamomile, lavender, rosemary, avocado, shea butter, parsley and peppermint, just to name a few. She uses no chemicals, artificial ingredients, colors or fragrances. When you purchase her products, you support a local company whose proceeds support many local Southern Maryland charities and community initiatives. Even the Forever Eden packaging is sustainable and eco-friendly. Wynne says she believes in the power of organics. “Since the beginning of time, nature has been our source of well-being and I see no need to change a good thing.” “So what’s organic? I tell people it’s what your grandparents’ generation and earlier used. It’s farming that uses soil, water, sun, and animal waste as fertilizer – that’s all it entails,” she says. “What we use is so natural you could can eat most of it!” One story she tells is about a new mother whose baby had developed a case of peeling skin. She slathered major brand baby lotions on the infant, but within a few hours, the skin was dry and flaking again. Wynne suggested her Coconut Body Balm, which is a lightweight whole body moisturizer that

works well for those with eczema. Within hours, the mom noticed the baby’s skin healing. Within days, the child was completely healed and healthy. She told Wynne she was impressed that a local product made of all-natural ingredients could do what the major brands could not – at half the price. She also has a line of hair care products, designed to revitalize your locks, “whether you’re dyed, fried or to the side,” she laughs. “My hair serum is based on what Mediterranean women use on their hair – olive oil - and you know how gorgeous they are. The serum really works on all hair types and helps tame frizz, flyaway hair and also stops hair breakage.” Wynne also has a “Mobile Spa” which she can bring to women’s groups, girls nights out, birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, reunions, retreats, corporate events, staff appreciation days, you name it. It’s very reasonable for everyone to get massages, mani/pedis, reflexology and more. She’ll travel and set up this lovely spa with

Photo by Danny Davis Photography.

qualified technicians anywhere in Southern Maryland. Wynne is also planning a Healthy Eats Tour that will visit up to 10 of the top vegan and vegetarian eateries in the Washington DC metro area on Saturday, Aug. 17. It’s only $25 per person (not including the food you order). The group will leave by motor coach from Waldorf. Space is limited, to reserve your seat ASAP. For more information, visit myforevereden.com or call Wynne Briscoe at (301) 863-7611.

Olde Bay Says Goodbye Olde Bay Tavern and Trading Company in North Beach is closing its doors. In an email and Facebook message to patrons, owner Colleen McClair wrote, “You started the journey with us. Now, after enormous, gut-wrenching thought, we are ending the journey. Olde Bay Tavern will close its doors at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, 11 August.” “If I look back and explain OBT, I would say we tried to be different. We wanted to know our customer's names. You could count on us to talk with you when you sat down at our tables. We were the quaint, cute little restaurant with really good food. We had to have good food because we didn't have a bar!” “I and the OBT Team appreciate your loyalty - we have customers that have consistently eaten at the restaurant once,

twice, and sometimes three times a week. We are grateful; I know there are many other choices you could have made. I cherish the friendships and the memories that we have made over the past two years. Thanks so much. It's been a wonderful journey...”

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The Butterfly Effect

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ver the past few weeks, they’ve been everywhere you look – big, bright and beautiful butterflies. So why do we have a such a bumper crop this year? What’s causing this very special “Butterfly Effect?” It likely has to do with weather conditions being just right for them, according to Dr. Herb Reed, Extension Educator with the University of Maryland Extension Service of Calvert County in Prince Frederick. “I have not seen anything specifically saying why we have so many butterflies this year, but I suspect it has to do with weather patterns – just the right amount of rain and the right temperatures for them to flourish,” Dr. Reed tells the Chesapeake Current. “Plants have done well because of all the rain we had this spring, the flowering plants in particular. So that could be a factor as well.” One variety that is in abundance this year is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, a big, stunningly colorful butterfly that comes in a number of varieties. “The females are the yellow ones with the blue toward the bottom of their wings, and the males are also yellow but not as colorful,” Reed says. “And there’s a dark form of them as well that’s nearly black. But they’re all Swallowtails.” “I’ve also seen a lot of the orange Monarchs this year,” he adds, “And other varieties as well.” If you want to attract these butterflies to your yard, Reed advises, “You need to find out which plants are hosts for the caterpillars and also what flowers the adults seek as their nectar

source. And these are not necessarily the same plants. But the more native plants you have in your landscape - Joe Pye Weed, Butterfly Bush, and Buddleia, for example the more likely you are to attract butterflies.” Their caterpillars also like to chomp on parsley, especially the curly varieties, so if you want to help the caterpillars thrive, plant extra parsley plants in your herb garden to share with them. Dr. Reed says the Maryland Extension Office has lists of both recommended plants to attract butterflies along with ways to identify the species that you may see in the area. Also, you can get advice from a live person if you call them at (800) 342-2507 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with questions. Other times, you’ll have to leave a message on an answering machine. They will mail these materials to your home, or you can find them on their web site at extension.umd.edu which has a wealth of related resources. And just in case you haven’t seen a lot of butterflies around your house – or want to see a lot more of them – Dr. Reed invites you to come to the Extension Office’s rain garden outside their building at 30 Duke Street in Prince Frederick, which has been all a flutter this summer. That lovely rain garden was created a couple of years ago by the Calvert Master Gardeners group. Be sure to bring your camera! The Washington Area Butterfly Club reports that Maryland is home to about 150 species of butterflies and skippers. And their members are calling this summer, “2013 Big Year.” A post on their blog says, “The butterfly garden at the Parris Glendening Preserve’s Plummer House in Lothian was the hoppin’ place to be for butterflies on Monday, with four Southern Cloudywings at the top of the list. This incredible small garden – with lots of lantana, several species of milkweed, zinnias, and verbenas, plus host plants of various kinds – also hosted multiple Sleepy Oranges, Cloudless Sulphur, American Snout, and an assortment

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of grass skippers including large numbers of Dun, Crossline, and Peck’s. The C l o u d l e s s Sulphurs are showing up pretty much everywhere these days….” Butterfly photos by David Colburn, ColburnImages.com.

The Seniors’ Secret Garden John Holman, a building and grounds worker at the Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick, is the county’s Employee of the Month for his efforts to create a special garden in an atrium that was previously and eyesore, overgrown with weeds. Holman tells the Chesapeake Current that he did it in his “spare” time, and with money and items donated by the seniors. (L to R) Calvert Commissioners Jerry Clark and The center’s Senior Council chipped in Steve Weems; Calvert Pines Senior Center $1,000 for the project. Retiree Jerry O’Neil, employee John Holman receiving his “Employee of Month” proclamation and check; Commissionwho lives nearby and comes to the senior the ers Evan Slaughenhoupt, Susan Shaw and Pat center, drew up a layout for the garden and Nutter. built scores of colorful birdhouses, which water source!” some bird have already moved into. And as Holman was showing us around the garden, he got a little choked up. “I really love the seniors here… there are some good people here and I really am attached to them. I’m so glad they like this,” Holman said. At a recent County Commissioner meeting, Commissioner Susan Shaw praised Holman and the seniors, adding, “If you had relied on the government to do this, it John Holman in the “secret garden” he helped probably would never have happened.” seniors create at Calvert Pines Senior Center in Holman says his next project – with Prince Frederick as a quiet place for enjoying O’Neil’s help – is to create a butterfly garden nature – especially birds. in another atrium at Calvert Pines, which is O’Neil and other seniors then brought also overrun with weeds and in serious need in pot after pot of beautiful flowers, different of a makeover. While the first garden is types of bird feeders, birdbaths, gravel, designed to attract birds, Holman says the stepping stones, and lawn ornaments. idea is to eventually make this second garden There’s a comfortable wicker seating area into the shape of a butterfly with a small with thick pillows where seniors can curl up pond in the center, and incorporate plants with a good book, and several café tables that will attract butterflies. where the seniors can play chess, enjoy lunch or a cup of coffee or tea. One senior lady going by with her walker whispered to me, “If you go out there and sit real still, the birds will come. I just love to go out there and watch them!” “One problem we ran into,” Holman says, “is that there’s no water source out here. I talked to several people about it, and one day one of the seniors showed up with this rain barrel. We needed some sort of base Holman shows us his next project, another to raise it up, and someone showed up with John atrium at the senior center that he plans to cement blocks. So now we have a natural transform into a butterfly garden.


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Resident Objects To Proposed Trash Site

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The following letter was sent to the Appeal landfill location would be insignificant Calvert County Commissioners, and was also and far away from the population. Public Safety: The proposed site design shared with Chesapeake Current readers as a offers the same do-it-yourself access to the Letter to the Editor: trash and recycling boxes as at the walkway I am concerned about the recent levels at the existing Appeal site. Similar resurrection of the proposed relocation of the designs could be used at the park or the Lusby Trash Compactor (convenience) site to landfill. The park and landfill both offer Margaret Taylor Boulevard off of the remoteness and dedicated roadways which would reduce any conflicting traffic flow and Southern Connector Boulevard. It is embarrassing that some of the closest backups near or on a major road. The local officials have “forgotten” about the proposed site is too near a busy church previous controversy regarding this relocation. entrance, a private residence and the Mill Perhaps they believe that the public has Creek Middle School. With three major forgotten instead! They have forgotten that interchanges in Lusby, including acceleration they never held public meetings nor even lanes and left turn lanes, access to the Appeal site is not a potential threat to drivers, young shared a vote on the issue! The situation has not changed. It is my or old, church goers, buses or children. Site Performance: The proposed site is continued reasoning that other county owned land such as the nearby Patuxent Business an attractive design over the existing Lusby Park and especially the existing Appeal site. However, both the park and landfill offer County Landfill offer significantly more even greater horizontal area thereby favorable site locations for the following permitting better separation between the waiting customer vehicles and the County's reasons: Convenience/Distance: Relocating roll-off trucks and recycling vehicles and also from the existing Trueman convenience site; eliminates the requirement for long site the proposed Taylor site via Rousby Hall and closures to switch multiple containers. Larger the Connector would be a familiar trip for sites, especially the landfill, allow for residents of the southernmost Drum Point, additional types of recycling (including Olivet, Dowell and Solomon’s peninsulas. electronics, appliances, etc) not currently Any decision should consider the large available at the existing or proposed sites due northerly populations of the Lusby zip code, to size constraints. Convenience center trash White Sands ,Chesapeake Ranch Estates, etal must be hauled back to the Appeal landfill communities. They have to come at least as far anyway. Environment: The proposed site is in an south as Appeal, anyway. Any access by pedestrians to a convenience center is not even Economic Development Zone not suited for feasible. Since virtually all access will continue industrial usage. It is also near the headwaters to be by motor vehicle; the time and distance of the Mill Creek and St. Johns’ Watershed differences between the proposed Taylor site, that are already suffering from soil drainage the business park and the landfill is negligible pollution. The business park and more so, the landfill are removed from the watershed and for all communities. Traffic Patterns: For most northerly significant housing areas where the smell and Lusby residents, the Taylor site will be two noise of trash and operations will be traffic lights farther south (plus a traffic circle) minimized. I do not agree with the county’s obvious thus far less convenient. Increased access by large trash trucks and vehicle traffic may or decision to develop the Margaret Taylor Blvd. may not damage the new Southern Connector site. The business park is totally undeveloped, roadway. In contrast, the roads into the but readily available as a site, but is not a business park and the existing Appeal landfill significantly better choice. The taxpayer’s are now constructed to industrial standards; money can be better spent on reuse and they already exist and already provide off-street development at an existing dedicated site that access and sufficient stacking areas for offers full service to all Lusby residents. numerous vehicles at peak periods. Waiting Therefore, the Appeal landfill directly off Rte. periods at Appeal would be insignificant. A 2/4 seems to offer the most convenient, safe, more central site such as the landfill would efficient and environmentally logical choice greatly reduce traffic on HG Trueman and the for a new trash compactor convenience center roundabouts. Why promote additional and site for all Lusby citizens. conflicting traffic problems through the Lusby Town Center and Rt. 2-4 intersections? Noise/Smell: Vehicle and compactor Max Munger noise is a problem on any day or night of the Drum Point week. Additional noise/odors/emissions at the

Donations Keep Coming! Dear Chesapeake Current readers, I wanted to let you know that contributions have continued to come in from the Dragon Boat Festival in June, including matching donations from Constellation Nuclear Energy and several other individual team donations. The event has now netted over $30,000. Our community accomplished that together, all to end hunger in Calvert County. Jacqueline Miller Director of Awareness End Hunger Calvert #givewhereyoulive Huntingtown

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Why So Cruel? If you have any information about this incident, you’re encouraged to call Maryland State Police immediately. If you’re interested in adopting this kitten and giving it a kind and caring forever home, please contact Ripley through his Facebook page. Dear Chesapeake Current readers, Here is a senseless case of cruelty to a kitten that happened on July 31. Some young guys threw this very young kitten from their car against a brick wall in Leonardtown. What they didn't know is someone saw them, got their description, a description of their car and a tag number. There is other evidence that should help identify them. The witness called my wife, "The Boss," knowing that she is actively involved in pet rescue, etc. The witness contacted local law enforcement and they are conducting an investigation. Several other wonderful people helped with the rescue, however I don't feel it's appropriate to publicize their names while an investigation is underway. In the meantime, we will be fostering the kitten. Other than being scared and underfed, the kitten seems to be okay. The kitten seems to be about four to five weeks old. If you are one of the young men involved in this, or know the people that did this, I strongly suggest that you do the right thing and contact law enforcement. I'm so angry right now, I have to choose my words carefully. Only a punk would do something like this, believe me

Ripley with tiny kitten, Fenny.

Another Cat Shot With Arrow Dear Ms. Burr, Thank you so much for the follow up story about the "Arrow Cat" in the Chesapeake Current. I was so glad to hear the cat has recovered and is getting a new home. I wasn't so fortunate. At 1:30 a.m. on July 3, 2011 at after spending the day with family, I returned home to find my cat with an arrow in her shoulder laying at my back door. She had been missing for two days. I knew immediately who had done it. I took her to the emergency vet and after two hours and lots of money I was told when they opened her to remove the arrow there was too much damage and I had to put

her down. There was a police officer at the vet when we arrived and my husband told her what happened. She did go to the neighbor’s house the following day and talked to him, seems he thought it might have been a ground hog!! Now this is an avid hunter who posts pictures of his "kills" and he mistook a small cat for a groundhog? Makes me sad that people will do those kinds of things to animals. I hope you are able to find who did this. That cat is beautiful and lucky to be alive. Debbie Reece Waldorf

when I say, that they do not want to meet me! After about 36 hours at our house, the rescue kitten started to relax a bit. For the first few hours she ran and hid anytime we, or any other person approached. Now, she is learning to relax, and now purrs contentedly while stretching out. Her appetite is good and she already looks much better. We are not sure what to do about a name yet. I've been calling her "Fenny," short for Fenwick street, which is the location where she was thrown out of the car. We think she is going to turn out to be a nice pet for her future adoptive family. Ripley DJ at 97.7 The Rocket Southern Maryland’s Rock Station Mechanicsville

Success At Playwriting Fest Dear Chesapeake Current readers, Imagination! Creativity! Sharing! Enjoyment! Focus! Louder! Fulfillment! These are the words that Twin Beach Players use to encourage each of our playwrights and actors in 8th Annual Kids Playwriting Festival. The words of a playwright’s imagination create a two-dimensional formation of words on paper. Then the work is shared with judges to choose which work will be performed. Next, the work is shared with a director and a cast who all find enjoyment from the process of developing the script. At that point, playwright, producer, director, actors focus on the work it takes through readings and rehearsals to ready the play for performance. The words scream to be heard and the actors need to speak louder for an audience to hear the words. And finally the fulfillment for all of those involved, to see and hear the two-dimensional words turn into three-dimensional reality of live theatre. Children doing this, propelling this, all working together as a team to provide entertainment for their peers and their community - this is what Kids Playwriting Festival is all about and Twin Beach Players have been providing this emotional outlet for children and their parents for eight years now. Come see the enrichment of these children’s lives before your eyes and see the growth in their enthusiasm to be able to express themselves through their art.

Also the creativity comes to the backstage area. Lighting Design, Sound execution, Carpentry and Painting, Property Design all various arts that challenge the mind to create the needs for the actor to appear on stage and reach out to the audience. This is a large effort and we thank Regan Cashman, our Youth Troupe Director, and her staff, for making this event happen. We appreciate so much our partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland and for allowing us to have this summer event. Kids come join us, bring your parents along. Acknowledge Anna Gorenflo stepping into our Kids Playwright Hall of Fame for her three-year running of winning plays. Come play with us. There is theatre in the Beaches and we are having a blast! Sid Curl Prince Frederick President, Twin Beach Players

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Boots Collins, 92 Edward Linwood “Boots” Collins, age 92, a lifelong resident of Deale, passed away July 22, 2013 at his residence. Boots, as he was best known, was born May 1, 1921 in Deale to William and Catherine (Knopp) Collins. He was raised and attended school in Deale. He married Miriam Kirchner on June 1, 1949 and they lived on Parker’s Creek in Deale. Boots was a lifelong waterman, catching crabs, fish and oysters. He also worked at several local boatyards, the Chesapeake Yacht Club, Jim Rhodes Boatyard, both in Shady Side and Kirchner’s Boatyard in Chalk Point, where he worked with his brother-in-law, Kenny Kirchner for over thirty years. He also owned and operated Collins Marine Railway in Deale, where he worked with his son Bootie until retiring in 2006 at the age of 85. Boots was one of the founders of the Deale Volunteer Fire Department. He loved baseball, especially the Baltimore Orioles and he also enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his loving wife Miriam Kirchner Collins, a son Keith A. “Bootie” Collins of Deale and a daughter Lindy Lou Clark of West River. Also surviving are grandchildren Melissa L. Clark of West River, Brian K. Clark and wife Cristina of Lothian, Crystal L. Collins of Shady Side and Katie V. Collins of Deale, and great-grandchildren Mason and Gracie Cruz of West River. Boots was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Thelma and Mildred Hinton and a brother Bill Collins. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cedar Grove U.M. Church, 5965 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale MD 20751. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Donnie Conner, 61 Donald Allen Conner, known as “Donnie,” age 61 of Prince Frederick, passed suddenly on July 18, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center. He was born on August 27, 1951 in Prince Frederick, MD to the late William Albert and Phyllis Hope Conner. Donnie was employed as a

Meat Cutter with Super Fresh and retired in 2001. He is survived by his favorite sister Sarah Beth and her husband John Ogle, his twin brother Ronnie and his wife Terry, and Brothers David and Timmy. Donnie was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Phyllis and Brothers Billy and Ricky. He was an avid reader, NASCAR fan, enjoyed working in his yard and taking care of others. He had a huge passion for baking and loved sharing his recipes with family and friends. Although Donnie never had children of his own he cherished his nieces and nephews. Pallbearers for Donnie include his brothers Ronnie and David and nephews Michael Conner, Chaz Osbourn, Mark Cox, Jr. and Conner Kissinger. Honorary Pallbearers include his brother Timmy, brother-in-law John Ogle, Uncle Robert Buck, and cousin’s Gene Hooper, Dickie Pitcher, Buddy Pitcher. Internment was at Asbury Cemetery in Barstow. The family has asked for memorial contributions to be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements.

Omar Cooper, 32 Marshall Omar "Coop" Cooper, 32, was born July 2, 1981 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick to Marshall S. Cooper & Marilyn I. Cooper. He departed his life on July 18, 2013. Omar attended Calvert County Public Schools. At a young age, he was involved in many activities, which included helping his mom in the community with political campaigns, as well as feeding and clothing needy families. Omar enjoyed reading books. He read 720 books each year for six years. His passion for various sports, including track and football, earned him a spot in the Kentucky All Star team, who played in Australia. He had a passion for planes and dreamed of being a jet pilot. His favorite movie was "Top Gun" and he could recite the movie word by word. Omar joined Coopers United Methodist Church at a young age. God blessed Omar with the talent of Drawing & Arts with additional guidance from his dad. He kept a pen and paper with him at all times. He started with ideas of various animation drawings, tattoo drawings, motorcycles and eventually designed logos for multiple motorcycle clubs including his own,

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Florence Fleet, 77 Florence Nellie Fleet, age 77, of Nags Head, NC, formerly of St. Leonard, passed away peacefully on August 04, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born January 2, 1936 in Washington, D.C. to Charles and Dorothy (Tawney) Nashwinter. She was the beloved wife to Robert L. Fleet, who passed away June 6, 2007. She is survived by her sister Blanche Midkiff, three children, Debra Jean Munnelly and husband John of Nags Head, NC; Michael W. Benton and wife Tina, of North Beach, and Debra L Emery of Chevy Chase. Also surviving are grandchildren whom she loved so much, Kathryn and Nick Fertal, Adria Benton, John and Johanna Munnelly, Matthew and Jamie Emery, Daniel Emery, Timothy Emery, Cindy Tayloe, and Michael W. Benton, Jr. and great-grandchildren, John Michael Hammer, Hayden Fertal and Juliana Emery. Florence will be truly missed and always loved by many. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings MD 20736 followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m.

Joan Earnest, 76

Mildred Fowler, 98

Joan Marie Earnest, age 76, of Chesapeake Beach, passed away August 6, 2013 at South River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Edgewater. She was born February 26, 1937 in Washington, D.C. to Logan Hamilton and Nellie Katherine (Munday) Kline. Joan was raised in a boat house in Georgetown on the Potomac River and attended Washington, D.C. schools. She married Philip J. Earnest, Jr. on June 20, 1953 in Washington, D.C. They lived in D.C. until 1967 when they moved to Mayo and then settled in Chesapeake Beach in 1989. She was a member of the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 Ladies Auxiliary. Joan loved Halloween, horror books and movies and telling her famous ghost stories. She also enjoyed crocheting. She is survived by daughters Deborah Bouchelle and husband Allen of Ferguson, NC, Betty Halen and husband Joe of Edgewood, MD, and Rose Call and husband Wayne of Chesapeake Beach. Also surviving are six grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and a sister Nellie Mawson of California, MD. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Philip J. Earnest, Jr., a daughter Joan Marie Hill, one brother and five sisters. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings MD 20736.

Mildred F. Fowler, age 98, of Prince Frederick, passed away July 29, 2013 in Calvert County Nursing Center, Prince Frederick. She was born April 10, 1915 in Calvert County, Maryland to the late Preston and Margie Hutchins Fowler. Mildred lived her entire life in Calvert County, dying not far from where she was born. She attended Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Prince Frederick, and loved spoiling babies and spending time with her family. Mildred is survived by a sister, Naomi Griffin of Prince Frederick; sister-in-law, Colette Fowler of Prince Frederick; niece Ruth Ann Burggraff also of Prince Frederick and many other nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by brothers Raymond and William Fowler, sister Ruth Hebert and sister-in-law June Fowler. Funeral services were held at Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Prince Frederick. Interment followed in Asbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert County Nursing Center, 85 Hospital Rd. Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements.


Ruth Friend, 69 Ruth Ann Friend, age 69, of Huntingtown, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was born on August 25, 1943, in Lizemores, WV to Raymond and Aggie

Moore. For over 44 years she was the beloved wife of Garrie Friend and they were residents of Huntingtown for the last 32 years. Ruth was the loving mother of Wesley Friend and his wife Patricia; and Beverly Wilhelm and her husband Carl. She was the devoted grandmother of Christopher and Emily Wilhelm and Parker Friend. She was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Aggie Moore; sisters, Mary Pritt and Faye Elliott; and brothers, Roy, Delmer, Fred Junior, and George Moore. Memorial contributions may be directed to support Brain Tumor Research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to: Johns Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicting that this gift is in memory of Ruth Ann Friend to: Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201. Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements

Albert Gertz, 86 Albert Edward Gertz, 86, of Lusby, passed away on July 29, 2013 in Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick. He was born on October 26, 1926 in Carnegie, PA to the late Joseph John Gertz and Eleanor Cathleen Eger Gertz. He was the loving husband to the late Thelma Grimm Gertz whom he married on January 20, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a Supervisor of Computer Operations for the Department of Justice. Albert served his country during World War II from 1944 to 1946 in the United States Navy. During his service he was stationed at USNTC Sampson, NY, and on board the USS Puget Sound and the USS Bougainville. While serving his country he received the Victory Medal, Atlantic Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the American Area Campaign Medal. He is survived by his daughter Dorothy A. Rocks and her husband Steve of Lusby; son Jeffrey Gertz of Rockville, MD; grandchildren Terry, Christopher and Dorothy Gertz and his sister Rita Tokarczyk of Carnegie, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Grimm Gertz who passed away on September 1, 2006; sisters Mary Renshaw and Gertrude Staab and his brother Joseph S. Gertz. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered

on Monday, August 5, with Monsignor Michael Wilson officiating and interment followed at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.

Doris Gonnella, 75 Doris Ann Gonnella, age 75, of North Beach, passed away July 23, 2013 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD. She was born August 19, 1937 in Sophia, West Virginia to John Robert and Leona Sybil (Patterson) Blackburn. She attended school in Sophia, WV and moved to Prince Georges County as a young woman. Doris married Al A. Gonnella on January 28, 1961 in Central Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. After their marriage, the couple resided in Lothian and Bowie until moving to North Beach in 2001. Doris was a data entry clerk for the Prince George’s County School System in Upper Marlboro, retiring in 1999 with 29 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Deale. Doris enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are a daughter Crystal Mozingo and her husband John of Chesapeake Beach; three sons David E. Gonnella and his wife Elaine of Rockdale, TX, Stephen V. Gonnella and his wife Vickie of St. Cloud, FL and Mark E. Blackburn of North Beach; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Al on July 20, 2002 and a granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Washington Adventist Hospital staff for their compassionate care of Doris. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Hill, MD. Mr. Hays passed away in 1996, and Ilene has lived in Waldorf for the past eight years. She was employed as a dispatcher with the Washington, D.C. Fire Department and the Riverdale Police Department, retiring in the mid 1990’s. Ilene loved going to the beach, surfing the Internet and listening to music, especially Motown. She is survived by sons Michael E. Hays of Waldorf and Brian A. Hays and wife Terri of Owings. Also surviving are grandchildren Joey, Christopher, Michael, Jr., Kevin, Anthony and Robert Hays, and sisters

ber 8, 1987 and a sister Ethel Sheetz. Friends may call on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD, where a service and celebration of Sandra’s life will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk. Memorial donations in Sandra’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Calvert County.

Stumper Hooper, 71

Gene O. Hooper, known as "Stumper," age 71, of Sandra Jean Prince Frederick, Hobbs, age 68, of passed away July 26, Huntingtown, 2013 in Prince Frederpassed away August ick. 3, 2013 at her He was born on home. September 11, 1941 She was born in Bowens, MD to the late John and Leila Buck January 15, 1945 Hooper. in Washington, DC to Benjamin FrankStumper worked as the Service Manager lin and Lucy Mae (Southard) Carrick. at Dorsey Gray Ford in Prince Frederick for Sandra was raised in Lanham and gradu- many years. He liked to work in his garden, ated from Duvall High School in 1963. and drive his tractors. He was an animal lover, She married Franklin W. Hobbs in having several dogs, but his special pet was Lanham in 1964, and they moved to “Millie,” his African Grey parrot whom he had since she was born. Huntingtown in 1976. Stumper is survived by his wife, Anita K. Sandra was primarily a homemaker until her husband passed away in 1987. Hooper, a daughter, Carla G. Hooper and her She was then employed as a secretary for fiancé, Jeff Chambers, all of Prince Frederick. J.B. Waters and Associates in Prince He was the brother of Ronnie Hooper and his Frederick. She loved animals and was wife Carol of Benedict, MD, he is also survived very charitable to the Humane Society as by his Uncle, Robert Buck of Benedict, and well as veterans organizations. She also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, enjoyed sewing, flowers and collecting Leroy Hooper, John Hooper, and Doris Precious Moments and porcelain dolls. Quade. Surviving are her daughter Denise Pallbearers were John Kustka, Bud Underwood and her husband Jeff of Quade, Gary Hooper, Frankie Rawlings, Lusby, son David A. Hobbs of Shady Brooke Gray, and Ronnie Wood. Interment Side, granddaughters Samantha and was in Central Cemetery. Emily Underwood and Megan Hobbs Memorial contributions may be made to and a sister Joan Moran of Crofton, MD. the Calvert Animal Welfare League. Sandra was preceded in death by her Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic parents, her husband, Franklin on Octo- handled arrangements.

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Ilene Hays, 65 Ilene Elizabeth Hays, age 65, of Waldorf, passed away July 29, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 19, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to Dudley and Matilda (Patrak) Tatem. Ilene was raised in Northeast D.C. and attended Holy Name School, St. Patrick’s and Chamberlain High School. She married Carlton Edward “Curly” Hays and they lived in Landover and later Oxon

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Billy Hinebrick, 56 William J. “Billy” Hinebrick, Sr., age 56 of Lusby, formerly of Washington, DC passed away on July 28, 2013 in Lexington Park. He was born on May 31, 1957 in Washington, DC to the late Marjorie Edith Saunders. Upon graduating from high school, Billy joined the military and served both in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines. He went on to become a Chef. Billy is survived by his children, Melissa Martin, Christalynn Duff, William “Joey” Hinebrick, Jr., and Angela Hinebrick all of Virginia and six grandchildren. A Life Celebration Service was held with Pastor James Bell officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in MD Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.

John Krauss, 51 John Trant Krauss, age 51, of Dunkirk, passed away July 30, 2013. He was born May 9, 1962 in Columbus, OH to Robert Eugene and Patricia (Trant) Krauss. John moved with his family to Newburgh, NY, Pittsburg, PA and settled in Laurel, MD in 1971. They later moved to Wilmington, DE, where he attended public schools. He entered the United States Navy in May 1981, and was honorably discharged in 2005 as a Chief Petty Officer. While serving, John earned the Navy & Marine Corps, National Defense Service, Expeditionary, Southwest Asia Service and Kuwait Liberation Medals, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, among many other medals and awards. Upon his discharge from the military John was employed by the US Navy department as a program analyst. He married Deborah Anne Ollis on August 5, 1995 and they lived in Edgewater,

MD and Alexandria, VA, and have lived in Dunkirk since 2002. John was a member of First Lutheran Church of Calvert County. In his leisure time John enjoyed history, especially naval military history, reading crime novels, and animals. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his daughter, Ruby. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah A. Krauss and daughter Ruby A. Krauss, both of Dunkirk. Also surviving are his father Robert E. Krauss and wife Lissie of Sarasota, FL, and siblings Jeffrey A. Krauss and wife Martine of Lothian, MD, Patricia A. Krauss of San Diego, CA, Thomas D. Krauss and wife Marsha of Oxon Hill, MD, Robert M. Krauss and wife Kate of Severna Park, MD, and James P. Krauss and wife Nancy of Alexandria, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia A. Krauss. Family and friends will be received, Thurs., Aug. 8 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. A funeral service and celebration of John’s life will be held, Friday, 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church of Calvert County. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Myrta Reinhart, 87 Myrta Pauline Reinhart, age 87, resident of Solomons Nursing Center, Solomons, and formerly of Meadow Vista, CA, died July 28, 2013 at Specialty H o s p i t a l Washington-Hadley. She was born June 3, 1926 in Norfolk, VA to the late George and Louise (Dye) Arnold and raised in Ohio. After WWII, the family moved to Modesto, CA. Pauline enlisted in the U.S. Navy January 3, 1949 and was honorably discharged October 29, 1951. Pauline considered her service in the Navy one of the most important and exciting periods of her life. As part of her duties as a flight orderly in Air Transport Squadron Three, Pauline flew to Honolulu, Hawaii, Kodiak, Alaska, and Wake Island in the Pacific; and because of the stories she would tell of her adventures, all three of her children enlisted the

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Navy as well. Her picture and service details can be found in the Navy Log on the Navy Memorial website www.navymemorial.org. Pauline retired from the U. S. Post Office as a postal clerk on May 1, 1991 but stayed active as a volunteer in her community and church. Pauline was a “people person” and thrived when surrounded by other people. She loved to travel and had many opportunities to see new sights and visit new places around the country and the world. A long-time member of Faith Lutheran Church in Meadow Vista, she transferred her membership to Trinity Lutheran Church, Lexington Park, when moved to Lusby, to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She is survived by, daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Keith Sandvig, Lusby; daughter, Pamela Hill, Orange Park, FL; son, James Reinhart, Orange Park, FL; and grandchildren, Calvin Randall, Justin Hill, Kaitlyn Reinhart, and Marissa Reinhart. Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lexington Park, 46707 Shangri La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653 on August 21, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Roger P. Schoolcraft officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements were handled by Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby.

Billy Revell, 71 William Irvin “Billy” Revell, age 71, of Friendship, passed away August 6, 2013 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was born November 18, 1941 in Friendship to B. Frank and Irene (Crosby) Revell. Billy was educated in South County at Tracy’s Elementary, and graduated from Southern Senior High School in Lothian in 1959. Billy held several jobs over the years, Brownies Service Center in Deale, Jacob’s Peterbilt in Tuxedo, International Harvester Company in Tuxedo and Richmond, Southern Maryland Cable in Tracy’s Landing and Baldwin’s Service Center in Annapolis. On June 30, 1962, he married Bonita “Bonnie” M. Nieman and they made their home in Friendship. In 1984, he started his own auto repair business, “The Greasy Wrench” in his back yard and worked there until last year when he was forced to close due to health issues. Billy served in the United States Army from May 12, 1966 to May 10, 1968, earning the National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooters Badge Rifle. He purchased a 1941 Oldsmobile Business Coupe several years ago and could be seen on Friday evenings at the North Beach cruise-in. He also participated in local parades. While living in Richmond during the mid-1970’s, he joined Junie Dunleavy’s race team and worked on the pit crew for several years. In 1976, he traveled to France with the race team and they were the only stock car to race in the LeMans, he was a true NASCAR fan. In recent years, he turned into a “soccer pop”, cheering on his granddaughter SCYA and SHS teams.

Billy was very personable and loved to talk. He could be seen every weekday morning hanging out with his buddies at the Dash-In in Owings, enjoying his coffee, conversation and company. Billy was a member of the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach and a former member of the Southern Maryland Tractor Pullers Association. He was a lifelong member of Friendship United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bonnie Revell and daughters Roxanne M. Lane and husband Tim of Friendship and Rebecca L. Lare and husband Joe of Tracy’s Landing. Also surviving are grandchildren Amanda and Alexis Lane, Max McWhorter and Kaitlynne Lare and brothers C. Franklin Revelle and wife Margaret and James C. “Jimmy” Revell, all of Friendship. Billy was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings MD 20736. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church, 22 West Friendship Road, Friendship MD 20758. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 72, Friendship, MD 20758.

Patsy Spolar, 46 Patsy Julie Spolar, age 46, of St. Leonard, passed away July 19, 2013 in Prince Frederick. She was born September 11, 1966 in Chicago, IL to Jan and Julia Petrilla. Patsy married John on May 14, 1988 in Oak Lawn, IL, and in the fall of 1995, they moved their family to Calvert County. She had a love for her family, cats and the cartoon character Scooby Doo. Patsy is survived by her husband John Spolar, their daughters, Monique and her husband Collin, Kristen, Elizabeth and her husband Chris, and Crystal. She is also survived by her father, Jan Petrilla; sister Helen and her husband Patrick and her niece, Ashley. She was the grandmother of Kaleb, Ella, Ashley, Amber, Gabby, Dakota, Emily, Dennis, and Jonathan. Patsy is preceded in death by her mother, Julia Petrilla and her sister, Emma Petrilla. Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements.

Richard Storm, 73 Richard Robert Storm, age 73, of Upper Marlboro, passed away July 27, 2013 at Future Care Pineview Nursing Center in Clinton, MD. He was born August 9, 1939 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to Robert Frederick and Honor (Bright) Storm. Richard was raised in Queenston, Ontario. He attended Ridley College School in


Canada and graduated in 1958. He then attended Cornell University, graduated from Alfred Technical and received a BS from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. After graduation, he went to work as a statistician with the Census Bureau until retiring in 1996. He married Georgia Moses in Ithaca, NY on June 24, 1961. They have lived in Upper Marlboro for the past 30 years. In earlier years, Richard taught agriculture at Penn State University and was awarded the Nittany Lion. Richard enjoyed woodworking, fishing and was an avid hockey fan. Surviving are his wife Georgia M. Storm; sons Ross Storm and his wife Shawnti of Trumansburg, NY and James Storm and his wife Shannon of Chesapeake Beach; grandchildren Shane, Sadie, Emma and Elle Storm. Also surviving are brothers Thomas Storm and his wife Hinda of Delray Beach, FL and John Storm and his wife Georgia of Ocean Reef, FL. Friends may call on Friday, August 2 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a memorial service and celebration of Richard’s life will follow at 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Animal Welfare League or Best Friends Animal Rescue.

Harry Worth, 88 Harry R. Worth, age 88, of Lothian passed away July 27, 2013. Harry was born on December 20, 1924 in Baltimore to Margaret Edenhardt Worth of Media, PA and Harry Russell Worth Sr. of Baltimore. He was married to Emma Marie miller of Lake Park, IA in 1942 and later divorced in 1949. He then married Ann Josephine Cicala in 1960 until her death in 2005 for 45 years. H.W. joined the Cement Mason’s Union in 1948 and was a member of Local 891 to the present day. He was well known in the Washington, DC construction industry as the finisher to go to for over 50 years to resolve problems with concrete pours. He was also a champion colorful duck pin bowler in the East Coast leagues and a winning horseshoe thrower when that spot was popular. Harry excelled at every sport that he was interested in including swimming, ice skating, motorcycles, cars and football. He was a “Southeast” Anacostia area boy known to many young people raised in that area of Washington, DC in the 1930’s.

He was the husband of Emma M. Miller and the Late Ann J. Worth and the loving father of Suzanne Shreeve. He is survived by six grandsons, two granddaughters and 18 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Gathering was held in his honor at Moose Lodge #1856 in Upper Marlboro. Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Margaret Golaboski, 98 Margaret Clara Golaboski, age 98, of Dunkirk, passed away at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick on August 1, 2013. She was born on April 25, 1915 in Baltimore, MD to the late John and Margaret Bell Ward. She was married to the late Leon P. Golaboski for over 50 years. She was the loving mother to daughter, Margie Hinebaugh of Dunkirk and son, Leon C. Golaboski of Charlotte Hall. She is also survived by son-in-law, Carl Hinebaugh; three grandchildren, Randy Russell and his wife Kathy, Sherri Hammer and her husband

Terry and Carleen Hinebaugh and seven great-grandchildren, Danielle, Kari, Shane and Daryl Hammer, Ryan and Lauren Russell and Ashton Hinebaugh. Magaret had been a resident of Calvert County for over 20 years. She previously resided in Nanjemoy, MD. She enjoyed going to the North Beach Senior Center where she was a volunteer and enjoyed giving a helping hand to others. Many of her activities there included playing bingo and singing. She loved dancing and was known as “Dancing Margaret.” She also loved listening to music, watching NASCAR racing and collecting coins. She was loved by many and loved many. Funeral services were held on August 6, 2013 at Raymond-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Mr. Ed Baker of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church officiated. Interment was held at St. Ignatius Hilltop Cemetery in Port Tobacco, MD. Randy and Ryan Russell, Carl Hinebaugh and Terry, Shane and Daryl Hammer served as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, in gratitude for the loving care provided at Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Arrangements were provided by Raymond-Wood Funeral home, Dunkirk.

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Yard Sales Boat, Tools, Household Items, Lawn Furniture! Sat. Aug. 10 from 7:00 a.m. - ? Yard Sale location: 8920 Erie Avenue, North Beach. Lots to see and choose from!

Volunteers Needed Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization of dedicated volunteers helping to promote, protect and enhance the multi-modal trails of Anne Arundel County. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available for those willing to give a few hours a month, and both individuals and groups of volunteers are welcome. For more information call (410) 695-1137 or e-mail friendsofaatrails@gmail.com. See web site at: friendsofaatrails.org.

Pets The Humane Society of Calvert County tells the Chesapeake Current that they will be taking in a number of dogs from seized from deplorable conditions in an animal cruelty case in Arkansas. Authorities say 95 animals were removed in July after they were discovered living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care. Nearly 50 of the dogs will be getting a new start in our area. If you’re interested in giving a dog a good forever, please contact either the Humane Society of Calvert County, or the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, both of which are generously taking in dogs from this case. Meet Duke Can’t you just hear that coonhound bay? But Duke has so much more than a great set of pipes. This one-year-old boy is also a fantastic family dog, great jogging partner, friend to other dogs, and a super happy boy! Duke already knows basic obedience and appears to be house trained. Duke has never met a stranger and is happy to just do whatever you’re up for, be it a hike in the mountains or a day at the beach, Duke is in. So, come meet this fun guy today! For more information, please visit: HumaneSocietyOfCalvertCounty.org or visit all the animals available in person at the Humane Society of Calvert County, 2210 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland. Phone: (410) 257-4908. Be sure to say you read about this pet in the Chesapeake Current! Anne Arundel County Animal Control says they still have a large number of adoptable animals in need of forever homes – especially cats and kittens! So if you’ve been thinking about a pet, now’s the time to come check out these beautiful animals today!

Miranda Miranda is a beautiful domestic short hair, mixed breed, brown and black tiger kitten. She’s estimated to be about 10 weeks old and was brought in as a stray by a citizen.

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Dirk is a mixed Puggle male, tan and white, estimated to be about four years old.

For more information about these or any of the many other lovable animals currently needing homes, contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control at (410) 222-8900. Be sure to say you saw them in the Chesapeake Current! (Note: Animal Control is closed on Mondays).

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Family Matters Your Home Is Your Castle By Ken Wilcox The use of deadly force in self-defense has been in the news recently, even locally. It’s important that you know your rights. With relentless media coverage of the Zimmerman case in Sanford, FL and the Taylor case here in Huntingtown, there seems to be confusion as to what Marylanders can do to defend themselves and their families. Here is what you should know before you have to seek a lawyer’s help to defend your act of self-defense. First, if you or your family are in danger call, 911. The Maryland State Police also share responsibility for responding to 911 calls in Calvert and Anne Arundel Counties. Second, know what you are allowed to do under the law to protect yourself, your family and your home, if you can't call the police. In Maryland, the justifiable use of deadly force when you are defending yourself or others is restricted. For example, the use of deadly force to protect only property has not been found justifiable by the courts. In the July, the Calvert County State's Attorney's Office determined in the Taylor home invasion case here in Huntingtown that the motives of the intruder fatally shot was burglary. However, Calvert County State’s Attorney Laura Martin found according to Maryland law, “the force used by Mr. Taylor was, indeed, reasonable given that he was outnumbered by individuals who were larger than he and armed, at least, with a baseball bat,” not just that the assailants planned to burglarize the house. Third, know that before you can use deadly force to defend yourself or others, the law states you have the duty to retreat first, if it is safe to do so. The “duty to retreat” doctrine is in contrast to what is called the “stand your ground” doctrine you may have heard about in the news. Around half the states have some form of a stand your ground doctrine – but Maryland is not one of them. This is the difference between the facts of the Zimmerman case. Florida law does not require you to retreat from a dangerous situation. Maryland courts have found there is no duty to retreat if you are at home. This is called the “Castle Doctrine.” The name comes from the principle that “a one's home is one's castle” and is the ultimate retreat. This applies to anyone living in the home, not just the homeowner.

When you are in your home, Maryland law has protected your right to use deadly force against an attacker if deadly force is necessary to prevent the attacker from committing murder, robbery, burglary, rape, or arson. However, the courts will examine closely as to whether the use of deadly force was reasonable and necessary to prevent the commission of the felony in question. Courts have demanded it be found that this was your last resort and you must exhaust all other means of preventing the crime first. Fourth, know why you have resorted to deadly force. In Maryland when you cannot retreat and you use deadly force for self-defense, the law states then: (1) you must have had reasonable grounds to believe yourself in apparent imminent or immediate danger of death or serious bodily harm from your assailant or potential assailant; (2) you must have in fact believed yourself in this danger; (3) you must not have been the aggressor or provoked the conflict; and (4) the use of deadly-force must have not been more force than the situation demanded. Safety of the family is paramount, especially in one's home. I have defended clients who have been involved in situations where force was used to end disputes. I have found it is usually the heat of the moment that dictates our actions. It is important to know your rights and obligations and think. Even contemplating using deadly force when defending oneself and one's family has serious legal consequences. When in doubt, call the police. To read the entire story about the no charges being filed against the Huntingtown homeowner who shot and killed a young man earlier this year, scan the Current Code with your smart phone or go to our website, ChesapeakeCurrent.com.

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Pride & Joy Fill A Backpack For A Needy Child Children's Aid, Inc. is now collecting school supplies for Operation Backpack 2013. For many families in our area who are working hard but struggling to make ends meet, the prospect of finding the funds to purchase new school supplies for their children each year can be stressful. Often, children who do not have the proper school supplies are too ashamed to admit it and end up falling behind. Students cannot do their best if they do not have the right tools. Children's Aid, Inc. provides assistance to Calvert County families in need, striving to promote the importance of education and literacy, provide children with opportunities for physical activity as well as provide information to families on such topics as cyber safety, coping skills, conflict resolution and handling peer pressure. Their Operation Backpack provides economically disadvantaged children with a backpack filled with new school supplies and a new, age-appropriate book. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as help the students approach the beginning of the school year with a greater sense of confidence and hope. This is the 5th year for the Back to School Program and to date we have distributed backpacks and school supplies to 166 Calvert County students in need. This year, we are seeking the community's support so that we can surpass last year's distribution of 70 filled backpacks. "Although recently ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, last school year roughly 23 percent of

Calvert's 15,971 registered school students qualified for the free or reduced lunch program. Although the percentage is lower than our neighboring counties, I think many county residents would be surprised to learn this statistic." said Krista Brezina, Executive Director of Children's Aid, Inc. The following businesses have partnered with Children's Aid, Inc. for Operation Backpack 2013 and will accept school supply donations at their locations through August 14: American Legion Post 206 (Chesapeake Beach), Anthony's Bar and Grill (Dunkirk), Cait's Closet Consignment Store (Solomons), Dunkirk Hardware and Home Center (Dunkirk), Michelango's Salons (Huntingtown and Lusby), Office Depot (Prince Frederick), Vintage Treasure’s Thrift Shop (Solomons), Wanda's Wave (St. Leonard), and Wilson Ennis Clubhouse (Huntingtown). Accepted donations of school supplies include backpacks, composition books, pencils, crayons, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, highlighters and glue sticks. All donations should be new and unopened. Monetary donations will also be accepted online at TheChildrensAid.org and through the mail, addressed to Children's Aid, Inc. P.O. Box 207, Barstow, MD 20610. Backpacks will be donated directly to local primary schools including Barstow Elementary, Beach Elementary and Patuxent Elementary. To learn more about Children's Aid, Inc., visit their web site, TheChildrensAid.org.

Parents Can Save During Tax-Free Week Moms and dads: mark your calendars. The week of August 11 through 17 you can save some money during Maryland’s Tax-Free Week. Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Comptroller Peter Franchot says beginning Sunday, August 11, consumers who purchase clothing and shoes priced $100 or less will be spared the states 6 percent sales tax for one week, ending Saturday, August 17. “This initiative helps consumers and gives retailers a boost in these financially unstable times,” said Comptroller Peter Franchot. “All Maryland families have been impacted by the national recession

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CURRENT EVENTS Sign Up Now! The 2013 Crop Hop welcomes bicyclists and community members to Charles County, MD on Sat., Oct. 19. Riders will cycle to local farm stops to experience farm tours, interact with farmers and enjoy locally-sourced snacks. Farms along the route specialize in horses, turkeys, cattle, pigs, grain and more. Non-riders can enjoy events at the park and a picnic lunch of locally sourced foods. The event begins and ends at Gilbert Run Park in Charles County. Profits will bring fresh farm food to the hunger community through the Southern Maryland Food Bank. To register for the ride or the lunch, go to crophop.com or email info@crophop.com. L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival: Thursday, August 8 from 3:00 to 10:25 p.m. (tickets $20/ea.); Friday, Aug. 9 from 1:10 to 10:15 p.m. (tickets $25/ea.); Saturday, August 10 from 10:50 a.m. to 9:35 p.m. (tickets $40/ea.) Three-day tickets are $55.00/ea. (children under 12 free with guardian). Food, home cooked meals, drinks will be available on the festival grounds. Bring your favorite lawn chair. Goddard Farm, Leonardtown, Md. (301) 475-8191, lilmargaretsbluegrass.com Community Family Week Come for fun at the 34th annual Family Week from Aug. 10 – Aug. 18 hosted by the London Towne Property Owners’ (LTPOA). Most events take place at the Community Hall at 170 Mayo Rd. The week includes a flea market, fishing contest, pet show, family festival, community photo contest, children’s birthday party and bike parade/contest, volleyball tournament, canoe / kayak / homemade raft race ending with a Crab Feast and Horseshoe Tournament. Information and a complete calendar at ltpoa.info. Dance, Dance, Dance! Here’s the new fall schedule for the non-profit Davidsonville Dance Club: Beginning Wed., Aug. 14 for eight weeks 7:00 p.m. - Samba Basic I 8:00 p.m. - Night Club Two-Step Basic II Professional Instructor; no partner required. $65 plus $10 membership fee for the year 2013 For info, call (301) 809-0288.

Beginning Tues., Aug. 20 for eight weeks 6:30 p.m. - Rumba - Intermediate Level 7:45 p.m. - Country Two-Step - Intermediate Level Professional Instructor; couples only; variations and routines for experienced dancers looking for variety. $65 plus $10 membership fee for the year 2013 For information call (301) 262-0347 Beginning Fri., Aug. 30 for eight weeks 7:00 p.m. Viennese Waltz - Basic I, but previous dancing experience required. 8:00 p.m. Rumba - Basic II, International Style Professional instructor; no partner required $65 plus $10 membership fee for the year 2013 For information call (410) 257-0631.

Through August 10 North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Carnival: Rides, Games, Food. Ride all you want with a $25/person/night wristband from 6:00 p.m. until closing. Enter from Bay Avenue at 5th Street in North Beach. Midway admission is free.

Thursday, August 8 Can You Dig It? Fun program for kids covering a variety of people, animals and things that dig! The event features a related story, craft and snack each week. For children from grades K-5. Registration not required. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at both the Calvert Library Prince Frederick & Fairview Branch in Owings. Bay Breeze Concert: at 7:30 p.m. on the porch of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach. "The United States Naval Academy Band: Commandant's Combo" well-known patriotic melodies and jazz. Free!

Friday, August 9 (con’t) southern Calvert County. Come meet your neighbors and learn what services they can assist you with and who you can help at the monthly Pot Luck Dinners on the 2nd Friday night each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. They meet in Lusby, in the POACRE Office building at 395 Clubhouse Dr. (lower level, entrance is in the back parking lot). You can earn your first time dollar by attending, another by bringing a dish, and another one if you bring a friend who joins. For more info: Cathy Zumbrun, Coordinator at cretimebank@comcast.net.

Saturday, August 10 Close to Mother, Close to Home: An interdisciplinary Breastfeeding Support Conference sponsored by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Health Connections. The program will be held at the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown campus. Guest speakers for the symposium include Dana Silver, MD, FAAP and Michael Young, MD, FAAP. Registration for the conference is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The fee is waived for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital associates and affiliated healthcare professionals. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and concludes with lunch at 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call Health Connections at (301) 475-6019. Huge Yard Sale: At the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Have stuff to sell? To reserve a table, please contact Diana (410) 231-1775. Tables are available for $15 ea./$25 for two (must be reserved in advance, for additional tables check with Diana). Create a Habitat with Native Plants: Part of the Garden Smarter series. A great way to enjoy nature in your own yard is to go native. Learn how to welcome nature into your backyard by using native plants. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.

Dog Days: A new exhibit at CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick (Greene Turtle Shopping Center) featuring our “best friends.” Meet the CRE TimeBank Pot Luck: The CRE artists at a reception from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Art Timebank provides a tool to connect show runs thru Sept. 8. community members, organizations, and local businesses in a network of resource sharing and Free Concert on the Pavilion: Travis Adams exchange. It catalogs the strengths and skills of Band, 6:00 p.m., North Beach. people in the community and links them with each other to help everyone meet their needs Country Dance: For a fun time, come to the Country Dance at American Legion 206. If you more effectively and is now open to anyone in can't dance, teachers will show you how. One-hour lessons begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies. Public warmly welcomed. For information call (301) 855-6466 or ALPost206.org.

Friday, August 9

Lore Oyster House Day: Experience life and work in an oyster packing house. Practice with oyster tongs off the seawall and try your hand at lifting fully loaded oyster baskets. In the shucking room, shuck oysters and sing work songs wearing your apron and gloves in your shucking stall; find out how much you could earn shucking. Learn about oyster biology from our giant oyster, Rock E. Feller. Calvert Marine Museum, Lore Oyster House, Solomons. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free. Info: calvertmarinemuseum.com. Dee of St. Mary’s First Public Cruise: Experience the first public cruise of the Dee of St. Mary’s! Enjoy sailing the Patuxent River aboard

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this iconic skipjack with Captain Ed. Relish the sites on the water and learn about the life of a working waterman. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Departs from the Lore Oyster House Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Admission fee $25 per person, pre-registration required. Call (410) 326-2042 ext. 41 to register. Space is limited.

drop-in program for 18-month-olds and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Chesapeake Beach from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. For further information, please contact Larry Brown, Director Chesapeake Community Chorus, (301)855-7477 or email at lbrown9601@verizon.net.

Sea Squirts: Shark Secrets: Come learn more about these amazing predators. Free drop-in program for 18-month-olds and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Mon. Aug. 12 – Fri. Aug. 16 Vacation Bible School: from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. every day - a free event at Faith Assembly of God in Lothian. Pre-register and get more info at faithinlothian.org. Kids attending will receive a free keepsake photo taken with a live horse!

Tuesday, August 13 Sea Squirts: Shark Secrets: Come learn more about these amazing predators. Free drop-in program for 18-month-olds and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Wed. Aug. 14 – Sat. Aug. 17 Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Carnival: Featuring over 40 attractions, rides, games, food. Ride all you want with a $25 wristband (per person per night). Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Old Calvert Middle School grounds on Solomons Island Road.

Wednesday, August 14 Catch of the Day: Wacky Wednesday Day camp for children aged 8 to 12. Spend your day catching some fun! Learn to make a fishing rod and try catching a fish; use a chicken neck on a string to catch a crab; play the clam sorting game, tong for oysters; and catch a minnow in the minnow trap. Calvert Marine Museum, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission fee is $25; $20 for members. Space is limited; pre-registration suggested. Call (410) 326-2042 ext. 41 to register. JobSource Mobile Career Center: at Calvert Library Prince Frederick from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38' mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities, state-of-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. Call to verify that services are available (410) 535-0291. Memoirs & Creative Writing Workshop: Join author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie as she encourages the art of creative memoir writing. Bring 12 double-spaced copies of your piece of memoir, 500-800 words, to work on and share with the group. From 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick.

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Luau to Benefit Calvert Hospice: Stoney’s Broomes Island is hosting a Luau to benefit Monday, August 19 Calvert Hospice with delicious seafood and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets $100 per $aving Your Soil and Water Conservation person. Open bar from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. presentation by RT West at Calvert Eats Local. Sponsorships are available. For more info, Encourage local agriculture, discover ways to call Jeannie Stone at (410) 586-1888. eat locally, and share resources, energy, good ideas and great food! 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Friday, August 16 End of Summer Celebration! Come bring your whole family and celebrate the end of summer with Calvert Library Southern Branch, with a showing of Wreck-It Ralph (PG) on a big screen! 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Solomons library branch.

Blood Drive: Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at Saint Anthony’s Church, Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach. 1:00 – 700 p.m. Contact Dave at (410) 610-7991 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code 0539260 to schedule your life-saving donation.

Membership Meeting: The regular monthly meeting of the American Legion Tuesday, August 20 Stallings-Williams Post 206 members will be held at 7:00 p.m. Got something to say? This is your chance. All members are encouraged American Legion 206 Auxiliary Meeting: All members are to attend. (301) 855-6466 or ALPost206.org begins at 7:00 p.m. encouraged to attend for a very important review of the upcoming year’s budget and rules.

Saturday, August 17

Ponds and Water Features: Part of the Garden Smarter series. Do you want to enhance your home with a pond or fountain? Get ideas to consider when designing a water feature for your home landscape. 10:00 11:30 a.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Fossil Field Experience: Search a local beach for fossils with a trained museum educator. For children aged 8 and older; no unaccompanied children allowed. Pre-registration required. Admission fee is $20. Call Calvert Marine Museum (410)326-2042 ext. 41 to register. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Southern Bay: See six beautiful lighthouses as you cruise aboard a private charter boat. Admission fee is $130; $120 for members. Registration required at least 5 business days in advance. Call the Calvert Marine Museum (410)326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

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