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Goal: Raise $1 Million for Frankie

Obituaries of his father, Frank Hayward Jr., his mother, Cynthia and sister, Natalee can be found on pages 16-17 of this issue of the Chesapeake Current. If you missed the original story, you can find it at our website, or scan the Current Code with your smart phone.

Washington Redskins and other NFL Legends present Sheriff Mike Evans with an official Redskins football for young Frankie Hayward.

Shelter Keeps Haywards’ Dogs Before the tragedy at the Hayward home, the family had adopted two pit bulls from a local shelter. They now have them back. “Both Skye and Steele were adopted from the Humane Society of Calvert County. Skye was adopted in 2010 and Steele just a month ago,” says spokeswoman Frankie Hayward before the tragedy (photo courtesy Kirstyn Northrup-Cobb. “After the horrible incident, the of the Rogers family and administrators of the ‘Frank Humane Society of Calvert County brought both dogs back into our care where they will be surrounded by Hayward III Benefit Car Show’ Facebook site). Skye people who care about them.” Kirstyn says it’s her hope that when their son She remembers him as being “very studious” recovers, he may be reunited with his pets. “They will and that sometimes he’d get “very, very quiet.” receive daily walks and toys and, most importantly, The Dunkirk Warriors Boys & Girls Club has comfort and love, until the family is ready to make a donated $1,000 and the person who mailed that decision about their care. We would love to see them back check to Jason included a personal check of their with the family, as they may provide comfort to Frankie own for another $25. Hayward III. Until the family is ready for that, though, they will be well cared for. Our hearts are with the family Frankie Hayward, or “Little Frank” as the at this difficult time, but we hope that they can take some neighbors call him, remains at Children’s Hospital comfort in knowing that Skye and Steele are waiting for in Washington DC in critical but stable condition, Steele recovering from serious lacerations to his neck and them.” burns to his hands. “On his (Frankie’s Facebook) prayer page, they say the breathing machine has been removed Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa and he’s now talking some. He is getting better, he’s healing,” Jason says he’s heard from relatives. Jason says he wants to show positive hope to Frankie, and let him know that he is loved in our community. “The families don’t want Frankie to be referred to as a ‘victim.’ His mother’s family, the Rogers, gave me pictures of Frankie to put on the web site because they want people to see him smiling, and they don’t want people to think about the horrific. They want people to be as happy as they can when they think about him. So my personal mission in this to try to take away as much attention from the events of July 31 as possible,” he adds. Meantime, Frankie’s story continues to touch so many. “This has become much bigger than Calvert County, and even Southern Maryland,” Jason adds. In fact, four soldiers stationed in Afghanistan have even reached out after hearing about this tough young man’s will to survive. Jason DeLizio Close out your summer at the says, “These four soldiers say they want to give Chesapeake Beach Resort & financial support to him, because they also know what it’s like to fight for their lives.” Spa. We have free outdoor But at this time, no one is certain about Frankie’s concerts planned, waterfront future. dining all day long, and an Brian Schleter of the Maryland Department End of Summer Luau on of Social Services tells the Chesapeake Current, “He is currently in the care and custody of the Calvert Mon., Sept. 3 at 1PM County Department of Social Services. In order to complete with hula lessons maintain the privacy of the individual and his and Polynesian fire throwing. family, we are unable to offer any additional Award-winning breakfast information about his medical or custodial status.” Schleter adds, “Generally speaking, in a buffets Saturday, Sunday and situation where a child cannot be returned to his or Monday starting at 8 AM. her birth parents, the local Department of Social Services will first assess the potential for a family member to take care and custody of the child. If no viable family placement can be found, children are placed in a family foster home or group-care setting. Our goal with all foster children is to place them in ÷ 866.312.5596 a permanent family or living arrangement as quickly as is feasible and appropriate given the child's particular circumstances.” HOTEL)SPA)RESTAURANTS)WEDDINGS)MEETINGS)MARINAS)FISHING)GAMING Haywards’ neighbor Patrick Davis says residents of the Fairview Farm subdivision also

FAREWELL to Summer

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Jason DeLizio of Prince Frederick is on a mission. His goal is to raise $1 million to help 12-year-old Frankie Hayward, the boy who has survived. “Honestly, I want to raise a million dollars for this child. I just pulled that number out of the air. If I could, I would personally donate that much, I would. I just want get as much support morally, spiritually, financially for this child as I can,” he says. Jason admits, “I have no association or affiliation the Hayward family – I’d never seen these people before I started helping with the event. I did not know they existed until July 31.” And he wants nothing in return. “No one’s doing any of this for me. It’s all for Frankie.” DeLizio adds, “I do not want or deserve thanks. I’m just trying to do the right thing for this child. I don’t want any recognition from this. That’s my mission in life right now, to help him. He has a long road ahead of him, and I think the community should do everything they can to make that road less bumpy.” Jason DeLizio is the grandson of Hagner Mister, who among many other roles, was a Calvert County Commissioner for eight years and also Secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture fro six years. “Some people have said they don’t know me, but because they love my grandfather and respect him, they will do what they can out of respect for him,” Jason says. “I’m trying to pull every string I can, and so far no one has said no.” “I made the families (of Frankie Hayward) aware of what I was doing up front,” Jason adding that he’s now frequently in contact with them. He first started a Facebook page called “Frank Hayward III Benefit Car Show” that quickly gained over 1,000 likes. But DeLizio has been criticized and attached by skeptics for his activism. Following one incident, he says he even called authorities. Jason says all money he has collected is being put into a deposit only account at Suntrust Bank for Frankie, which he says he has confirmed is legitimate, and he’s keeping the deposit slips and sending copies to the families. A spokeswoman for Suntrust Bank in Prince Frederick tells the Chesapeake Current that this account was set up, “through a court order, all under the Guardianship Act. The money will only be accessible to a representative appointed by the court. The family is aware and has gone through the court system,” she adds. Meantime, the fundraising efforts multiply. There’s a ‘Frank Hayward III Benefit Car Show’ being organized by Kristen Freeman on Saturday, September 8 at Sneade’s Ace Home Center in Lusby from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is also being called a “family day.” Then on Sunday, September 9, a second car show will be held in the north end of the county at Dunkirk District Park, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The boy’s story has touched the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, and countless others who are stepping up to the plate to help. Anthony’s Bar & Grill in Dunkirk has raised thousands, the Dunkirk Fire Department is involved in fundraising efforts, and a lemonade stand set up off Chaneyville Road has collected thousands more. Jeannine Lunczynski is an educational assistant at Northern Middle School. She says Frankie had some classes with her for a while last school year. Her daughter Isabella, 13, is in the same grade with Frankie and knew him well. Isabella and her younger sister Hannah, 11, decided to open the lemonade stand in his honor just off Chaneyville Road in Owings. Lunczynski says, “Frankie was a jokester, very fun-loving. He liked to tease me that he had my daughter’s digits – meaning he had Isabella’s phone number. He has a great personality.” “It was a shock to everybody. You never know what goes on behind closed doors. But we’re not here to judge. We’re here to do what we can for Frank,” Lunczynski says.

want to help. But he’s being cautious. “I want to know that the money’s going to go directly to Little Frank. That’s why I’m waiting a while to see what happens.”


By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner Are you familiar with the term “sequestration�? Under the past Budget Control Act, the spending authority of many federal departments and agencies will be automatically reduced on January 2, 2013, in order to comply with spending reductions between fiscal years 2013 through 2021 as required by the Budget Control Act. The across the board funding cuts of certain federal entities, or "sequestration," will be split between defense spending and nondefense accounts. According to analysis by U. S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the January 2, 2013, full implementation of the defense sequester would have a dramatic negative impact on our nation's ability to defend itself. Secretary Panetta points out that the sequestration's total cut will rise to approximately $1 trillion. Rough estimates show that after ten years of these automatic cuts, the U.S. would have the smallest ground force since 1940, the smallest number of ships since 1915, and the smallest Air Force in the nation's history. But why is a Calvert County Commissioner concerned about the effects of these cuts? The short answer is that the employment of many Southern MD residents will be directly affected. One renowned economist, Anirban Basu, when speaking at the recent Calvert County Economic Development Strategic Planning Meeting, predicted that unemployment in Calvert County will double if sequestration occurs, with dramatic impacts to our income tax base, and thus, to all of us. Sequestration is so serious at this point in time that even the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget argues that Congress should invest time in coming to an agreement to avoid sequestration. January 2, 2013 is a few short months away. Will the US Congress act? The currently elected Congress is stalemated.


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The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) received a letter from the Superintendent of Schools alerting us that if sequestration were to go into effect on January 2, 2013, the immediate impact on the Calvert County Board of Education (BOE) would be a loss of about $650,000 in federal funding. Recently, I met with a high level County employee who wanted to better understand my position on the Calvert County budget and employee pay raises. He was vaguely familiar with the bipartisan Super Committee in Congress that was supposed to reach a compromise on spending cuts, yet failed to do so. He was not familiar with the word sequestration nor the effects it would have on our local economy, which is so dependent on federal employment and the spin-off to federal contractors. He knew that our property tax base had shrunk due to declining property values. He had not understood that our income tax base is threatened by sequestration as well. Nor do we know what will happen with the so-called Bush tax cuts nor the tax rate on investments (capital gains). These unanswered questions on the federal level filter directly down to the state and local levels, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty and an inability to plan. In order to increase the County budget by about $1.3 Million for one step increase (longevity pay based on a satisfactory job performance), we must know that the additional tax revenue will be available into the future, as well as for the current budget year. Otherwise, we would be forced to institute furloughs, lay-offs, and pay cuts in future years. Until Congress acts, we are all hostage. I suspect that this era of unknowns will continue until after the November elections. Meanwhile, conservative and careful budgeting is our best defense against whatever Congressional action or inaction the new year brings, along with its effects on our Southern MD citizens.

New Shopping Center For Lothian? Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning has scheduled a public meeting for later this month where an out-of-state developer is expected to outline plans to build a new retail center in the Wayson’s Corner/ Lothian area. The meeting will be held Wednesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 122 Bayard Road, Lothian, MD 20711. Residents are invited to come to the meeting to learn about the plans and ask questions.

The Keith Corporation, based in Charlotte, North Carolina is proposing a 31,577 square foot retail project on 4.43 acres at 1325 Mt. Zion Marlboro Road, Lothian. Developers are required to draw up plans relating to such issues as traffic access, parking requirements, storm water management, and landscaping when more than 5,000 square feet of land is involved. This is the first of many expected meetings before the county would approve such a project.

Beach Revenue Down, Breakwater Project Approved Revenue from the public beach at North Beach is down $2,588 from last year, with the number of out-of-town visitors also down by more than 2,000 from the year before. At the August North Beach Council meeting, Waterfront Manager Richard Ball blamed the heat wave in July for the drop. He predicted that the trend would not continue. Beach attendants now ask visitors their zip codes as they pay to enter the beach to track where they’re coming from. During the three week period before the council meeting, most of the out-of-town visitors were from Prince George’s County (295), followed by Virginia (254), and Washington, DC (166). At the August meeting, the council also approved the town’s comprehensive plan and design standards by a vote of four to one. Councilmember Randy Hummel cast both of the “no” votes, saying he had “low confidence in the process.” Hummel explains why in a Letter to the Editor of the Chesapeake Current on page 14. A new code enforcement officer, Buddy Jenkins, was introduced at the meeting to replace Paul Goins, who had resigned. Jenkins said he was from Chesapeake Beach but had moved to Florida before coming back here. Frazer said they had a lot of applications and Jenkins’ resume stood out, although he did not explain why.

Buddy Jenkins, North Beach’s new Code Enforcement Officer.

The council voted unanimously to submit a Community Legacy grant application to the State of Maryland for $550,000 for development of a new year-round parking facility. Frazer said Maryland Senate President Mike Miller is backing the project because it would, “benefit the town and help ensure tourism and development.” Members also unanimously voted to award a contract to Dissen & Juhn LLC of Stevensville for a Timber Wave Barrier Project in the amount of $462,529. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is putting up just over $422,000 for the project with the town contributing $60,000. The wave barrier is expected to help slow erosion along the town’s waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Police Blotter Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Reports: Destruction of Property Someone cut and destroyed fiber optic cable wire at a construction site at Solomons Island Road and Promise Lane in Owings overnight between August 2 and 3. The damages are estimated at $50,000. The wire is owned by Paniagua’s Enterprises, Inc. Dep. J. Migliaccio is handling the investigation. Someone caused $25,000 in damage to a Ford tractor and Woods Batwing mower deck belonging to the Calvert County government sometime between August 9 and 10. The equipment had been secured at the Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm in Prince Frederick. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. L. Wood at (410) 535-2800.

prescription pills. He was incarcerated at the Calvert distribution and firearms crimes has been completed County Detention Center. by AA County Police. Detectives seized $13,000 worth of cocaine, $7,400 worth of crack, nearly 30 Possession of Drugs grams of marijuana, and 28 Oxycodone pills. One Trooper First Class Evans stopped a vehicle for traffic handgun and $1,128 cash was also seized. Arrest violations at Main St. and Hawk Hill Dr. in Prince warrants for 20 people were issued. Among the Frederick on July 30 at 11:46 p.m. A probable cause suspects is Travis Dorsey, 24, of Churchton who faces search revealed pills for which there was no prescrip- charges of Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS with tion. Gerald E. Mayhew, Jr., 42, of Prince Frederick, intent to distribute, and Distribution of CDS. was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. On August 13 at 6:12 p.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the 1000 block of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Friendship Lane in West River for a report of a On August 10 at 12:07 p.m, Trooper Matthews shooting. Officers found a 56-year-old male lying on stopped a vehicle for several equipment violations at the ground in front of the house with a single gunshot Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Rd. in Huntingtown. A wound to the lower extremity. The investigation consent search revealed drug paraphernalia. Joseph A. indicated that the man was shot after a brief verbal Gaetano, 21, of Huntingtown, was arrested and dispute with a known suspect, who fled the scene in a incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. maroon SUV. The victim was taken to Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect, 22-year-old Danny Gay Jr., of Shady Side, turned Anne Arundel County Police himself in to police the next day.

the county on Dunleigh Drive in Dunkirk, 5th Street in North Beach, Clairemont Drive and Clairebrooke Drive in Owings, Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard, Barreda Boulevard and Grovers Lane and Calvert Cliffs State Park in Lusby. Some of the vehicles had been left unlocked, some had been locked or the window had been left cracked and the windows were smashed with suspect(s) gaining access to the inside. Property ranging from wallets, cash, Garmin GPS’s, a Craftsman tool bag, a Sony digital camera, Apple IPAD and jewelry were taken. Two of the wallets were later located in the street near the vehicles from which they were stolen. The Calvert Investigative Team is handling the investigation of these thefts. Residents are reminded to not leave valuables inside Operation “Street Smart,” a five- month and always keep vehicles locked. investigation targeting those in street level drug

CDS Violation Two male juveniles were charged with possession of marijuana on youth reports after a citizen called in a suspicious vehicle on August 6 at 12:28 p.m. Dep. M. Quinn responded and made contact with three occupants of the vehicle at Chaneyville Road and Bourne Drive in Owings. The 15 and 17 year olds, On August 11, at approximately 1:15 Unknown suspect(s) shattered the windows of a bus both from Owings, were released to a parent. a.m., Maryland State Police Troopers shelter located on Fairgrounds Road at the park and ride in Prince Frederick sometime around August 7 causing On August 3 at 7:10 p.m. Dep. T. Buckler conducted responded to the Market Square Shopping $500 in damage. DFC R. Kreps is investigating. A a traffic stop on a vehicle on northbound Md. Rt. 4 Center in Prince Frederick for a reported victim also advised Dep. J. Brown that his vehicle, which and Nursery Road in Lusby. He found the driver, motor vehicle crash. Behind the shopping was parked at the same park and ride, had the back later identified as Joseph Edward Miller III, 20 of center, Troopers located a silver 2005 Dodge window shattered that day, resulting in $1,000 in Lusby, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Miller 1500 truck, which had overturned. damage. Their investigation revealed that the was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to driver was spinning wheels in the parking lot A victim advised Dep. J. Migliaccio that while he was distribute, possession with the intent to sell drug behind Salsarita’s Restaurant. As the vehicle driving his vehicle westbound on Md. Rt. 260 near W. paraphernalia (plastic bags containing marijuana), spun in a circle, a curb was struck, causing the Mt. Harmony Road, he heard a loud bang and pulled possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia into the Shell Station where he noticed a dent in the (rolling papers) and possession of marijuana, carrying driver’s side passenger door with a small puncture hole a concealed, dangerous weapon; a baseball bat. in the center. The damage is estimated at $500. Dep. Migliaccio is investigating. State Police Barrack U Reports: Someone smashed the window to a camper parked in the driveway of a home on Decatur Street in St. Leonard on August 5 at about 4:00 a.m. causing $500 in damage. Dep. P. Mosely is investigating.

DUI & Possession of Drugs Trooper First Class Merkelson was dispatched to Rt. 4 and Ward Rd. in Dunkirk for a motor vehicle accident on August 2 at 8:45 a.m. The investigation revealed that Tracey D. Foote, 47, of Lusby, was Assault, Destruction of Property driving under the influence. She was also in On August 5 at 1:56 a.m. DFC J. Parsons was contacted possession of controlled dangerous substances. Foote by a citizen who advised an inebriated man, on foot, ran was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Calvert into his vehicle. Parsons observed what appeared to be County Detention Center. an intoxicated person running in the street on H.G. Trueman Road in Solomons. The person ran directly at Possession of Marijuana the police vehicle and dented the front passenger side Trooper Oles stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at door and window frame. When ordered to stop, the Rt. 4 and Sherry Lane in Prince Frederick on August intoxicated person, later identified as Sheehan Patrick 8 at 1:06 a.m. A K-9 scan of the vehicle was O’Connor, 29, of Las Vegas, NV, laughed and performed and revealed marijuana. Robert N. Gray, continued to run. DFC Parsons overtook the suspect on 19, of Huntingtown, was placed under arrest and foot and attempted to handcuff him at which time incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. O’Connor began to flail his arms, hitting DFC Parsons in the head. O’Connor was given medical treatment for Trooper First Class Evans stopped a vehicle for traffic a scraped knee and transported to the Calvert Detention violations on Armory Rd. in Prince Frederick on Center. He was charged with second-degree assault, August 4 at 12:59 a.m. A probable cause search destruction of property, disorderly conduct and revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The obstructing the passage of another in a public place. driver, Jacob K. McCarty, 21, of Prince Frederick, and passengers, Ryan W. Appelle, 21, of Mechanicsville, Counterfeit Bill and Amber M. Leonard, 21, of St. Leonard, were all Dep. J. Brown responded to the Prince Frederick placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Calvert Walmart on August 7 for the report of a counterfeit bill County Detention Center. passed. A store employee advised that on July 27, a light-skinned black male purchased about $24 worth of Possession of Oxycodone items and paid for them with what was later discovered On August 9 at 10:16 a.m., Trooper First Class West to be a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill. The man stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on St. Leonard received $76 in change and left the store and got into a Rd. in St. Leonard. While speaking with the driver, dark colored, four door passenger vehicle. Anyone with TFC West observed white powder underneath his information is asked to contact Dep. Brown at (410) nostrils. A probable cause search revealed a plastic 535-2800. straw with suspected oxycodone residue on it. Patrick S. Harrison, 27, of St. Leonard was placed under arrest Burglaries and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention A home on Lor N Kel Lane in Owings was burglarized Center. between 6:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on August 6. The homeowner advised DFC P. Aurich that over $3,000 in Possession of Oxycodone jewelry had been taken. The investigation is continuing. Senior Trooper Gill responded to the area of Crescent Ct. in Prince Frederick to attempt to locate a stolen Disorderly Conduct vehicle on August 10 at 7:48 a.m. The vehicle was Four men were arrested on August 5 at 11:46 p.m. by located and was in possession of Broderick C. DFC S. Morder after they were in the roadway near the Mackall, 43, of Prince Frederick, and he was placed traffic circle on Rousby Hall and Olivet Road in Lusby under arrest. During a search, Mackall was found to refusing to allow vehicles to pass. The men refused to be in possession of Oxycodone. He was incarcerated leave the roadway after being asked by Morder to do so. at the Calvert County Detention Center. Morder arrested Shelby Kerrick, 26, Joshua Michael Parker, 22, Tony Israel Moore, Jr., 27 and Kenneth Assault and Possession of Drugs Eugene King, 29, all of Lusby, and charged each of them On August 9 at 12:42 a.m., Trooper Oles responded with failure to obey a lawful order and willfully to the Fastop in Lusby for a report of an assault. obstructing the free passage of others in a public place. Investigation revealed that, Nicholas A. Rapp, 24, of Lusby, got into an argument with a store employee and allegedly assaulted the employee during the Thefts from Motor Vehicles confrontation. Upon being arrested, a search revealed Between July 29 at 10:00 p.m. and August 5 at 11:00 that Rapp was in possession of drug paraphernalia and a.m., eight vehicles and a camper were broken into in


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Young Man Dies In Parking Lot vehicle to overturn. Edward Earl May, age 23 of Port Republic, who was sitting on the windowsill of the passenger door, was killed as the vehicle rolled onto the passenger’s side. The driver, Thomas Michael Parise, age 20 of Prince Frederick, was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded to assist with the investigation. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.

Bikers Injured In Accident

Two local men were seriously hurt along with an Anne Arundel County woman in an accident in St. Mary’s County on Saturday, August 4 shortly after 1:00 p.m. James Dicarlo of North Beach, Travis Donbullian of Chesapeake Beach, and Janet Steed of Crofton were riding motorcycles on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown when a trailer being pulled by a van driven by Michael McAloon of Woodbine came loose. The trailer first hit a guardrail, then ricocheted and struck the cyclists as they were traveling on the other side of the roadway. State Police Trooper Michael A. Moore, a ten-year veteran, is credited with being able

to fit a tourniquet on Dicarlo, who lost his leg from the knee down. Had Trooper Moore not been nearby and known what to do, State Police say it’s likely Dicarlo would have died. Dicarlo was airlifted to the University of Maryland Hospital’s Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Donbullian was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center, and Steed was taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Another cyclist, Brian Mansfield of Huntingtown, declined medical treatment at the scene. Troopers say alcohol was apparently not a contributing factor, and the investigation is continuing.

Parolee Breaks Into Beach Home Authorities have a man who was on parole in custody after he was reportedly found inside a home in Chesapeake Beach. A 16-year-old female called the Prince Frederick Barrack of Maryland State Police to report a suspicious person knocking on the door of her home on Christiana Parran Road in Chesapeake Beach on August 9 at approximately 9:45 a.m. She told the dispatcher, PCS Pam Bryant, that she was in the home with her sister and that they did not know the man knocking on the door. They said the man had driven a motorized bicycle to their residence. PCS Bryant dispatched Trooper First Class R. Lewis to the residence and kept the juvenile on the phone. The juvenile advised PCS Bryant that the man was now trying to forcibly enter the house. Both sisters were advised to go to a bedroom, lock the door and hide from the suspect. PCS Bryant initiated an emergency broadcast to all officers through the Calvert Control Center (9-1-1). Additional Troopers and Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the home. Troopers and Deputies arrived and made entry into the house. The suspect was found hiding in a closet inside the home. The suspect, Dwayne Lee Sudduth, age 33, was arrested and has an extensive criminal history for burglary,

Dwayne Sudduth. robbery and weapons charges. Sudduth is currently on parole and will be detained on an additional retake warrant being issued from Parole and Probation. Members of the Calvert Investigative Team are assisting with the investigation to determine if Sudduth may have committed other burglaries in the area. Anyone with additional information about this or any other crime can call the Maryland State Police at (410) 535-1400.

The Basics of Live Lining for Rockfish By Bob Munro


ummertime Rockfish (Stripers) are abundant in the mid-Chesapeake Bay right now, sometimes mixed in with Bluefish and / or Spanish Mackerel, sometimes in a school of breaking fish on the surface, although more often than not, they're closer to the bottom. Want some tips on how to catch them? First, let's talk tackle. A six-foot light- to medium-action spinning rod matched with a 4000 series spinning reel (most spinning reel manufacturers offer reels in series and the 4000 size is just about right for a variety of fishing opportunities). Fifteen-pound test monofilament would be a good choice for the running line. You may or may not prefer to use a leader of 20-pound mono or fluorocarbon. Do yourself and the fish a favor and try using a 2/0 or 3/0 circle hook - there are sub-legal Rockfish out there that will take smaller Spot and the circle hooks usually find their way to the lip of the fish where they are easily removed.

Another first step is to catch a bunch of Norfolk Spot for live lining later. Spot are plentiful right now along both shores of the mid-Bay, especially along the Chesapeake Beach shoreline in the area knows as "Old Rock." Standard double-hook bottom rigs, a few ounces of sinker, and a dozen bloodworms should help you catch 40-50 Spot. Plan on catching 6-8 Spot per Rockfsih - remember there are Bluefish out there. If you don't have a livewell, you can jury rig a cooler with a washdown hose. And don't forget a small dip net to retrieve Spot from the livewell. Rockfish may be anywhere but the area east of the main shipping channel from the False Channel to Buoy 4, and the Summer Gooses has always been a good area to search for a school of fish over which to anchor. Another area to keep in mind is between the north shore of Poplar Island and the mouth of Eastern Bay. Once you've found some fish and the anchor line comes tight, it's time to start catching. A Spot has two dorsal or back fins. Run your circle hook through the back of the Spot a little behind the start of the second dorsal fin but no more than one-quarter inch below the fin. If you plan on fishing a few rods, use one with no weight, one with a small pinch-on lead, and maybe one with a small egg sinker. Once you start getting bites, then adjust your weights accordingly. Don't let your Spot hide under the boat - you don't want your running line to get chafed. If you've chosen to use a circle hook, remember to NOT set the hook - let the fish start swimming away with your bait for a second or two and then just start reeling and keep your rod tip up.

Sometimes making adjustments can make the difference between fishing and catching. You might have to move and re-anchor to find more fish or fewer Bluefish. You might need more or less weight, or let the fish swim away with your bait an extra second or so. If you have fish under the boat but you're not getting hits, try a fluorocarbon leader or smaller hook or both. If your Spot comes up looking less than fresh, toss it over and rebait. Check out the happy crew in the cockpit of the Charter Boat Worm following a great afternoon of live lining when limits of Rockfish were caught by all. And look closely in the other photo and you'll see a light green spaghetti tag being "applied" to the ventral area of a nice Rockfish. It could be "Diamond Jim" and if so, it would be worth a cool $25,000. It could also be one of a few hundred "imposters" that have been similarly tagged, but only a computer knows the actual number of the real, one and only "Diamond Jim." There are cash and merchandise prizes for imposters, so if you catch any spaghetti-tagged fish, gently scrape away any accumulated scum from the tag so that you can read it. If the tag reads "MD 2012 Diamond Jim Fishing Challenge," DO NOT REMOVE THE TAG. Record the time, location (GPS coordinates are best), and tag number. Call the phone number printed elsewhere on the tag, so that arrangements can be made for a contest official to inspect the fish. As of mid-August, "Diamond Jim" is still swimming with the fishes... Have a question about Chesapeake Bay fishing? Send your questions to "onthewater@chesapeakecurren" and we'll do our best to get you an answer. Don't catch 'em all, Bob Munro About the Author: Bob Munro of Chesapeake Beach has been a career research biologist for the US Fish & Wildlife Service. At one time or another, he has visited every river entering the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna Flats to Hampton Roads. An avid fisherman, he's fished the mid-Chesapeake since the mid-1980s.

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Going Once, Going Twice… Sold! If you’re into quirky, retro, one-of-a-kind things, you really should check out Chesapeake Market Place and Auction House sometime. It’s fascinating! And this year, the only auction house and indoor antique market in Southern Maryland is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Owners Larry and Kay Forman, who are both former schoolteachers, established this business on the circle in St. Leonard, just off Route 2/4, as the old H.B. Trueman Lumber Company was going out of business. It just so happened they both were looking to change careers. A friend came up with the idea, which they decided was a good one. “We couldn’t think of anything else to do with it,” Larry remembers. So he went to enrolled at Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point, N.C, for two weeks to get certified as a professional auctioneer. He came home and they began advertising their first auction. Larry says, “Problem was, we set a date and ran all these ads as if it was going to be a really big deal. But I started getting worried because we didn’t have anything to sell! Then, just before the auction, a guy pulled up in a huge truck, a semi, and said he had owned an antique store, but was closing up shop and moving to Florida. The truck was full of stuff, nice stuff, and he asked if I’d auction it. He gave us everything in the truck, and over a hundred people showed up at the first auction, so that’s how we got started.” Larry adds that this fellow has since moved back to the area and they still do business together. Twenty years later, Forman now schedules 75 auctions a year in the large auction house, along with tag sales and special events. They do estate, downsizing and moving sales, charity auctions, and big, blow- out auctions around all major holidays. Some are antique auctions, others collectibles. They also give free appraisals on the value of old coins. One of the special draws at Chesapeake Auction House is the food. And they sell lots of it, too. They offer food catered by Dream Weaver of Prince Frederick, and they have grocery auctions as well. Larry says, “We get a lot people calling up, asking, ‘Hey what’s for dinner tonight?’ and I say, ‘I don’t know – whatever Trish decides to make and bring!’ We don’t have a ‘menu,’ but it is different every time, and it’s always good. You just have to come to the auction and find out for yourself what’s for dinner!” he laughs. For the grocery auctions, they get brand name foods from various warehouses, “things like Giant brands, the same things you’d buy in the supermarket,” Larry says. They get it to sell quickly at auction because expiration dates are nearing and the stores figure they won’t sell it in time. Or, it’s because the top or side of a pallet gets squished. But the food is still good. Troy Meister works there and doesn’t really have a title, but calls himself a “key man on the floor.” Troy tells us, “We’ll often get a lot of sodas, juice drinks. One or two bottles or cans in a huge case will get broken and maybe the rest are a little sticky, but they’re fine, nothing wrong with them. But the store or distributor will just send them to us to auction rather than trying to clean them up. And we get steaks, crabmeat, pies, cakes, vegetables, fruit, great stuff!” And just like a box of chocolates, they never know what they’ll get for each grocery auction. Some of it’s fresh, some packaged, and some of it is bottled or canned. Forman says he really gets into the grocery auctions. “If things start getting a little slow, I’ll do something like rip open a package of cookies


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Larry Forman with a customer bringing in a World War II military sword as a consignment for an upcoming auction. and pass them around so everyone gets a taste. Then they start bidding again. We have a lot of fun at these grocery auctions!” They also have mother-daughter nights, and a lot of the people who come to their auctions are regulars. “It’s very family-oriented,” Kay adds. It’s also a social event, where you can meet people and make friends in a fun atmosphere, where it’s OK to “hoot and holler.” The Formans have seven buildings on the premises and offer 15,000 square feet of retail space on five acres. Kay says they now have about a 100 different vendors in the shops, but not all are separate “stores.” As she explains, “Some of them are just putting their things on shelves, and in nooks and crannies. We’ll even rent out a little cubby!” She says the inventory in these shops changes every day. She rents the space on a month-to-month basis because, “I’ve always thought it’s best to be flexible and work through friendships. I want them to want to be here, not stay because they’re stuck.” And Kay says one time, they nearly hit the big time. They were the runner-up for the Discovery Channel’s reality TV show “Auction Kings” a couple of years ago, but unfortunately lost to an auction house in Atlanta. So if you’re looking to buy cool, one-of-akind things, you’ll love the auctions here. On the other hand, if you have too much stuff of your own and would like to get rid of some things, they’re happy to help you de-clutter. Here’s how their auctions work. Larry says you can haul your stuff to their place in St. Leonard and consign it, or they will come to you. They do lots of auctions on-site at homes or businesses, and even at storage units. You’ll have to ask them about specific terms and percentages, but they make their money by charging on both ends. In other words, the seller pays one fee, and the buyer pays another, based on the sold price, so bear this in mind as you bid. Mark your calendar: their next big holiday auction is Labor Day, Monday, September 3 beginning at 9:00 a.m. They’re also currently accepting gun consignments for an upcoming gun auction. For more info, call (410) 586 – 1161 and be sure to tell them you read this article in the Chesapeake Current! Scan the Current Code with your smart phone to watch a video from Chesapeake Market Place and Auction House!

It’s A Lot Like ‘Cheers’ Here Jerry Gainey knows seafood. And as a restaurateur, he knows how to treat his patrons. Once you have lunch or dinner at Jerry’s, it’s likely you’ll be back. “I do little things I’d like to have done for me,” Jerry says. And chances are, you’ll get free samples of what’s on the menu to help you decide what to order as your entrée. As soon as you come in the door, you get a hug from Jerry himself. “Jerry’s Place is a lot like ‘Cheers.’ Just about everybody’s a regular,” he says about the eatery he opened on Route 2/4 just south of the Prince Frederick town center about five years ago. “Ever watch ‘Friends?’ We’re a lot like that.” Jerry’s Place might be located next door to Mr. Tire, but inside, it’s a place with tremendous charm. The walls are lined with adorable artist renderings of customers with big heads and tiny bodies. If you’re not one of those on the wall, you’ll definitely recognize people you know the more you look around.

The walls are lined with artist renderings of regular customers. It’s like going to Disney. Everything is done right,” says long-time regular A.J. Byrne of Lusby, who was there having lunch with her mother. “It’s a higher degree of excellence. But it goes way beyond the food. You can tell it’s not about making money. It’s not just a business. It’s their way of life. It’s ‘welcome to the family.’ There’s substance here. It boils down to love – and action. You see it, you taste it. It’s the way it should be. ” Wow. How many other restaurants have you eaten at recently that come with such a glowing endorsement? For these reasons, Byrne says she frequents Jerry’s Place three or four times a week. Wayne and Kantz Lopez of Shady Side say, Jerry’s Place has “the best crab cakes we’ve ever eaten… really!” Jerry says the reason his crab cakes are so exceptional is because they’re 100% jumbo lump crab – no filler and it’s always fresh. They never use pasteurized crab. Jerry’s staff also takes the time to hand pick this highest-quality crab they can get once again in their kitchen. Yes, it’s already been picked for shells. But they do it again just to make sure not one tiny sliver makes it to a customer’s plate. They go through over

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One of their most popular side dishes is Jerry’s special kale. 300 pounds of crabmeat every week. They come in four sizes to fit every appetite. There’s the regular, which is four ounces, the six-ounce junior crab cake, the ten-ounce senior (AKA the “crab bomb”) and the ‘graddad,’ which is 16 ounces of delicious crabmeat served with four side dishes. Among the most popular sides are Jerry’s own kale sautéed with butter and bacon, stewed tomatoes, and his special recipe cole slaw. He says one reason the cole slaw is so good is that he serves it in cold bowls that they keep in a freezer. The haddock at Jerry’s Place is lightly breaded, fluffy, flaky and crisp, not the least bit greasy. Another exceptional delicacy is Jerry’s soft shell crabs. Why are they so different – and scrumptious? “It’s because we take everything out of the inside, all the organs, so it’s only the crab meat left,” says Jerry. They serve the soft-shell crabs on sticks, just slightly breaded, and are they ever delicious. Plus, they’re fresh and local. “I buy my soft shells from Chesapeake Beach and Broome’s Island,” Jerry says. And he says, those watermen are also his customers. All the seafood dishes are memorable. Every Jerry’s regular has his or her own favorite, whether it’s beer-batter lobster tail or Rockfish, Chilean Sea Bass or shrimp. And even though many of the dishes are deep fried, it’s not at all what you’d expect. “We change the grease in the fryers even before it even starts to get dirty,” he laughs.

Governor Martin O’Malley has appointed five new members to the Maryland Agricultural Commission, an advisory body comprised of representatives from different commodity groups who provide the Agriculture Secretary with information and recommendations on policies and issues facing the agriculture industry. Two of them are well-known in our area. • Representing the horticulture industry is Allen Swann of Owings, a semi-retired partner of Swann Farms, a wholesale fruit and vegetable operation in Calvert County. He replaces outgoing member Henry Allenberg. • Representing the Maryland Farm

Bureau is Milly B. Welsh who owns and operates Rover’s Content in Prince George’s County, a 97-acre farm developed and managed for the training and trialing of hunting and field trial dogs. She also owns and operates Graden, a 20-acre horse farm in Anne Arundel County. She replaces outgoing member Charles Fry. “Members of the Commission are among the most knowledgeable and experienced agricultural professionals in Maryland, and they care deeply about the current and future state of this industry,” said Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, also of Calvert County.

Mark Your Calendar For Job Fair Tired of sitting in traffic for hours every day? Looking for a new, challenging position? If so, come to the Calvert County Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Barstow. This free event, cosponsored by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland promises to provide job seekers with a variety of career opportunities. Nearly 20 Calvert County employers will

be on hand to discuss current and future openings, including Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, Recorded Books, Calvert Memorial Hospital, College of Southern Maryland, Calvert County Government, the Arc of Southern Maryland, Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa and more. Some of the jobs available include information technology positions, sales and marketing associates, hospitality workers, customer service representatives and nurses. For more information, please contact the Calvert County Department of Economic Development at (410) 535-4583or by email at

Preparing Jerry’s signature soft shell crabs.

Jerry, who’s now 73, owned and operated the highly popular Jerry’s Seafood in Lanham for more than 20 years before selling it and moving to Calvert County to start this restaurant. His daughter, Debbie Nelson is at his right hand, and many other relatives work there as well. Jerry’s Place is his life, after losing his wife, Peggy to cancer three years ago. Jerry is positive, energetic, very hands-on, and loves sharing his customer-service philosophy. “I’ve done some restaurant consulting in the past, and I’d really like to do more,” Jerry says. Jerry’s Place Seafood Restaurant is located at 1541 Solomon's Island Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Call (410) 535-3242, but note that they do not take reservations. The restaurant only seats 55, so be patient if you have to wait for a table. It’s worth it. “One of my granddaughters came in with her friends and wanted to go to the front of the line and I told her no way! She has to wait like everyone else. So, she waited, just like everybody Jerry’s “Granddad” crab cake is 16 ounces of else,” Jerry laughs. pure lump crab meat.

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By Lyn Striegel

All About Financial Statements

Your Money Matter$

have made reasonable assumptions about your business and its prospects over time. To me, reasonable should also mean The financial statements you create to conservative. There is nothing that will “turn present your new business to the world are off” bankers or investors faster than financials critically important. When drafting a business that make unrealistically high projections of plan, attention must be paid to ensuring that future sales and revenues, along with unrealistiyour financial statement presentation is cally low projections of expenses. professional and credible. Companies use three For new businesses, you have no other types of financial statements: the Income choice than to use “pro forma” financials, Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow meaning financial statements that anticipate the Statement. revenues, expenses and profits of your new Income Statements measure the profitabil- business over time. These pro formas will vary ity of a company over a period of time, which by type of business. You will want to show your can be a month, a quarter or a year. Expenses year one financials, including revenue and include cost of goods sold, selling and adminis- expenses, and what your business will look like trative expenses, interest expenses (for any financially in years three and five. company debt), taxes, any preferred stock Obviously, you will want to show growth dividends, shares outstanding (or Units if your in your sales or revenues. But, your expectations company is an LLC) and earnings per share (or of revenue over time will vary with the type of Unit). In your business plan, you will want to company you are creating—for example, grocery show both the Income Statement for the current stores traditionally have a very low profit margin. period and an income statement that is projected Their profits depend largely on making little for a period three years out and five years out. profit on large volume. Therefore, creating More on this later. projections for a new grocery store will involve The Balance Sheet shows what the projected increases in revenue at year Three and company owns and owes. The assets and Year Five of between 1 - 3% and no more. liabilities of the company are listed as of a Other types of businesses could certainly and particular period in time. A balance sheet is a conservatively make projections of revenue snapshot picture of the business at a particular increases of 10% or more, year over year. Fortutime. Assets are listed in the order of convertibil- nately, with the Internet, all corporate and ity to cash, also called liquidity - in other words, financial information is discoverable. You what assets does the business have that it can should be able to find comparable companies to readily convert to cash if necessary. the one you are creating and deduce the projecThe Statement of Cash Flows emphasizes tions of future revenue from potential competicash flows to the company -showing cash flows tors’ financials. Ensuring your projections are in from operating activities, cash flows from line with your competitors will demonstrate investing activities and cash flows from financing your professional approach. activities. This statement can also include Back to revenues. projected cash flows for the three and five year There is an old saying: “volume is vanity; period. profits is prosperity.” Any company can show Don’t be concerned if you do not huge growth in volume if the price of the understand all of this. Fortunately, there are product is unrealistically low. How many cars many resources, online and in hard copy, that could be sold at a price of $500.00? Lots. But, will help you figure out how to prepare these it isn’t the volume number that is meaningful types of financial statements. Your willingness it’s the amount you will retain for yourself and to learn these concepts and how the financials investors after you pay your expenses – i.e., the work will absolutely be invaluable to you in profits. running your business. The ego trap is one that is easy to fall into in What else do financial statements show a small business. Last year, John had three about your business? They show whether you employees in his building business; this year

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John can brag that he has nineteen employees. That doesn’t mean John’s business is successful, however. If John took a hard look at his financial statements, he might realize his business was more profitable with three employees than with the nineteen he has now. Don’t let yourself fall into the ego trap - the key to knowing where you are going is to know where you are and financial statements, the black and white of the business on paper, will tell you where you stand. When you present your business to others through your financial statements, you need to show them how prudent you are; that you have not fallen into the ego trap, that you are professional and realistic in your expectations of future business prospects. You do not need to be an accountant to run a business, but you do need to retain one. At least initially to set up your chart of accounts, periodically during the business year when taxes and employees must be paid and at year end, you will want advice from the accountant. Show your business plan financial statements to others for review and comment - particularly, the accountant, other professionals (perhaps including your banker or insurance agent), and colleagues. Seek assistance and advice from mentors and friends. Review, review and review the financial statements until you can stand behind each item you have put forth and explain it this year, three years from now and five years from now. There is no doubt that you will change your financial statements and projections over time. True business experience will teach you that certain items in your list of projected expenses will not be needed and other items will. Do not hesitate to change your financials as you learn. In fact, all of your initial business plans will change as you learn and grow. To keep on track and profitable, you must constantly update your business plan, your roadmap to success. Finally, once you have done all the hard work of figuring out financial statements, try out a fun financial term on your friends. See how many know what “EBITA” is! EBITA refers to a company’s earnings before the deduction of interest the company must pay on any outstanding debt, taxes paid by the company and amortization of the company’s expenses. EBITA is a financial indicator of efficiency and profitability. For example, a telecom company can have EBITA margins as high as 60%, but margins will vary greatly across industries. Compare the EBITA of competitor companies to your own to see how your financials look and to double-check your estimates. EBITA is often used to calculate the price of a business by a buyer—usually a multiple of EBITA. When discussing your new business, drop your EBITA margin into the conversation and watch your colleagues’ jaws drop! You may never become the Secretary of the Treasury with all your newfound knowledge, but you will ensure you fully understand your business operations.

Next article: Conclusion of the Business Plan About the Author: Lyn Striegel is an attorney in private practice in Chesapeake Beach and Annapolis. Lyn has over thirty years experience in the fields of estate and financial planning and is the author of “Live Secure: Estate and Financial Planning for Women and the Men Who Love Them (2011 ed.).” Nothing in this article constitutes specific legal or financial advice and readers are advised to consult their own counsel.

Love BBQ? This Rib’s For You! The Deale Elks Lodge is planning its second annual Smokin’ On the Bay BBQ competition for Labor Day weekend, which they hope will be at least as successful as the first year. Winners get prizes, cash and, of course, finger-lickin’ fame. Elks leader Jacque Mullin says they started the event because they “were looking for a way to generate more income and unite our members as well as our community. After four months of frenzied meetings, an earthquake and a hurricane, we held our first KCBS Sanctioned State Championship BBQ Contest. Who’d of thunk that our little sleepy community with no fast food chains, and no shopping malls would be graced with some of the biggest names in today’s BBQ world.”

“KCBS” stands for the Kansas City Barbeque Society, which sanctioned Smokin On The Bay. KCBS is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusi-

asts with over 10,000 members worldwide. KCBS sanctions almost 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast, where competitions for barbequed chicken, ribs, pork and brisket are served up and judged by Certified Barbeque Judges. Additionally, this is a Maryland State Championship. Jacque says KCBS is the most respected in the US because of its blind judging process that uses a weighted scoring index to ensure a level playing field for all competitors. The organization also trains and commissions Certified Barbeque Judges (CBJs) at classes held country-wide. CBJs learn how professionals distinguish great barbeque from average fare based on three important elements: appearance, taste and texture. In all, 40 cooking teams came to Deale for last year’s first competition, and Jacque says many were delighted to have spots overlooking the water. The judges were just as thrilled when they arrived at the venue, Herrington Harbour North. Last year’s winners were an interesting bunch. In the Chicken category, the winner was Hoos Smokin; Pork Ribs, Uhogg; Pork, the Fire Fighting BBQ Team; and Brisket, Chix, Swine & Bovine. The Reserve Grand Champion was Cool Smoke and our Grand Champion was Jack’s Old South. Through this event, the Elks were able to donate $1,800 to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m., rain or shine. The

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Lodge as well as Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, and Camp Barrett through the Elks, which are all non-profit organizations. “We want to encourage folks to come out to Smokin On The Bay and to bring a friend,” says Dave Mullin, Lead Coordinator. “Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success. This year, we’ve added both a Children’s Area and an Arts & Craft Area. Bring your appetite, as there will be plenty of delicious food and lots of other entertainment for the entire family.” Live bands will be playing, and there will be activities for kids. It costs $3 per person; you location is the same: Herrington Harbour can get a two-day pass for $5, kids ten and North, 389 Deale Rd. in Tracy’s Landing, under get in for free, and parking is free as well! 29779. For more information call (410) Proceeds will be used to support the 867-2528 or visit

Do A Double-Take! Is it live or is it Memorex? We all know Sandy Pelletier and her sister, Shirley manage Roland’s of Chesapeake Station. But new the life-size, realistic-looking cardboard cutout of Sandy surely makes you think she’s standing there to greet customers around the clock. Check out the cool Flat Sandy (not Stanley!) next time you stop in for groceries! We bet you’ll do a double-take then chuckle!

Businesses and community groups in Deale recently rolled out the red carpet for a group of wounded Marines from Quantico, VA. The Captains of the charter boats Vickie Ann and Ebb Tide took the veterans out for a complimentary day of therapeutic fishing and relaxation. Pictured are Cpl. Geno Sorto, Cpl. Nelson Troncoso, Cpl. Michael Kelsey, Cpl. Andrew Rahm and Sgt. Mark Hummel. All are the vets are recovering while on active duty.   The wounded warriors were also treated to a delicious dinner courtesy of Skipper's Pier Restaurant in Deale. The vets then graciously thanked Skipper's manager David Rosage and Chef Jessica LeCronier for the great food, drinks and slices of "Smith Island" cake for desert.  And here’s another fine example of generous people in our local community meeting community needs. Members of the Lothian Ruritan Club hand-crafted and delivered a beautiful new poker table with several decks of playing cards and playing chips to the veterans home in Charlotte Hall, MD. The poker table was thoughtfully made with adjustable legs to accommodate veterans in wheelchairs. Seated from left to right are: resident Charlotte Hall veterans Gilbert Wurtzbacher, Fred Miller, Thomas Schumacher and Dr. Ted Kardash. Standing are Activities Director Kathy Smoot and Assistant Activities Director Darlene Praylow of Charlotte Hall. Dan Pflum from Lothian and Frank Gouin from Deale (standing right) represented the Lothian Ruritan Club and made the delivery.

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By Diane Burr


alvert County Animal Control has seized more than 200 rabbits from a local rescue organization after finding them living in deplorable conditions. The seizure was prompted by evidence gathered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) of systemic - and sometimes fatal neglect of the animals at the "rescue" following a whistleblower's tip-off. PETA Senior Researcher Dan Paden of New York, who came here and saw the situation, tells the Chesapeake Current that at least two rabbits, one named Rockette and the other George, died around the time of the seizure. Rockette died because she was denied medical care, and George was euthanized to put him out of his misery. Paden says six other dead rabbits were found in a freezer on the premises.

Photos provided to the Chesapeake Current courtesy of PETA show that scores of rabbits at ‘Bunny Magic’ were kept in cramped, stacked cages in a garage.

Lt. Steve Jones of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department tells the Chesapeake Current that since the seizure, at least seven additional rabbits have died. The rest of the rescued rabbits are now undergoing treatment and being cared for at the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville.

Rabbits Rescued From Rescue Organization Paden says after PETA was tipped off, they sent in a “volunteer” who documented the situation. They then turned their evidence over to local authorities. The first tip that came in to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit was on July 24. Officers went to 1309 Tongue Cove Lane in Lusby to investigate this alleged animal cruelty complaint and discovered dozens of domesticated rabbits on the premises in unsanitary conditions. The location is an animal rescue organization operated under the name of ‘Bunny Magic Wildlife and Rabbit Rescue Inc.’ According to their web site, Carole Van Wie is the organization’s president. A couple of weeks later, on August 8 at approximately 9:33 a.m., the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit with assistance from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Team (CIT) executed a search warrant at that address. Upon arrival, a practicing veterinarian out of St. Mary’s County visually checked 265 rabbits located on the property. During her initial exam, she advised that 222 rabbits needed to be seized due to poor living conditions and these rabbits would require further medical care. Sheriff’s deputies say the 222 rabbits had been kept inside the residence and a one-car garage. The remaining 43 rabbits were left on the scene because they appeared healthy and were in a separate and clean environment. Lt. Jones says those rabbits still there are being monitored by Animal Control. PETA says Van Wie's garage reeked of ammonia, and other bunnies were kept in a dark shed that was overrun with rodents. Some of the rabbits were found with abscesses, one as large as an egg; head tilt because of likely infection, disease, and/or trauma; painfully overgrown nails; and eyes sealed shut by discharge. “The ammonia from the urine was overwhelming. It was so strong in that garage it burned our eyes. We all teared

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up in less than ten seconds,” Paden says. “The respiratory tracts of rabbits are very sensitive so I would not be surprised if the ones they took out have serious infections or pneumonia.” Paden says he saw a number of ducks and chickens on the premises as well, and has asked the Maryland Department to Natural Resources to investigate the group’s wildlife rehabilitator status. “We believe she (the woman operating the rescue) has a love for animals, but it was impossible for her to take care of that many,” Lt. Jones says. PETA says ‘Bunny Magic’ had no paid help. Basic care of that many rabbits would require more than 35 hours of labor daily, according to professional standards. The ‘Bunny Magic’ web site claims it is a Maryland 501(c)3 organization offering sanctuary to companion indoor rabbits, and their mission is to find quality indoor homes where these rescued and abandoned animals can live out their lives in peace and comfort with the love of an adoptive family. Their site also says ‘Bunny Magic’ offers education to rabbit owners who wish to improve their relationship with and care of their pet. PETA says the rabbits they found, which are fastidiously clean animals, were unable to avoid stepping in their own feces, which was allowed to accumulate for days. They also say many neglected rabbits’ nails were overgrown. Some caught on wire cage bottoms while others curled dangerously toward the animals’ sensitive feet. Lt. Jones says the 222 rabbits seized from the Lusby site were transported to the Tri-County Animal Shelter (TCAS) and will be held there until a final disposition can be obtained. He tells us that some of the rabbits taken to TAS were suffering from illnesses, and all were in serious need of grooming and sanitary conditions. “We’re trying to find long and short term solutions. But first we have to get them back to health, because many are in poor health, before they could be put into foster homes or

Many of the rabbits also had overgrown nails that are painful to their sensitive feet and were getting caught on the metal cage, causing injuries. (PETA photo).

offered for adoption,” Lt. Jones adds. The case is still under investigation, the State’s Attorney’s Office is involved, and possible criminal charges are pending, perhaps by the end of the week. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Lt. Steve Jones of the Calvert Investigative Team at (410) 535-1600, extension 2462. One issue this raises is the importance of taking good care of pets. “Rabbits, just like dogs and cats, are prone to being discarded. There’s an over-population, and people should make a lifetime commitment to an animal when they take it as a pet,” Paden says. PETA adds that if you must take an animal to a shelter, make sure it's operated responsibly. "Well-meaning people often do not see what goes on in these kinds of 'too-good-to-be-true' places, and many of these facilities turn out to be hoarders' lairs," says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "PETA urges everyone to speak up when they see animal abuse and neglect. If not for a whistleblower, these rabbits would still be lying there, helpless and dying. We thank law enforcement and the state's attorney for taking action." About the Author: Diane Burr is the owner and founder of the Chesapeake Current.

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Councilman Speaks Out On Beach Planning Process Long-time North Beach Town Council Member Randy Hummel cast two “NO” votes at the August council meeting on both the town’s new Comprehensive Plan and the new Design Standards. In his own words, he shares with Chesapeake Current readers why he’s opposed: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN I lost confidence in the process very early on. I was one of the first people interviewed by the consultant and from the types of questions asked, I felt that they had already made up their minds on how the Plan was going to turn out. These questions, and it just might have been the interviewer, ended up with me being asked if I agreed with this or that large property owner/developer/non-resident. When I said that I didn't agree, the interviewer argued with me as to why I didn't think these ideas were appropriate. Eventually, the interview became

pro forma, and my responses weren't even being recorded by the interviewer. Throughout the process, I felt that the wishes of the residents were ignored and those of non-residents were given greater weight. An example would be the recommendation in the final draft, which Town Council did change, that the Commercial Zone be extended to Erie Ave. Another example would be the recommendation that the Town participate in the capacity expansion of the sewer plant. Even under the most dense development scenarios, the Town has more than enough sewer capacity and has no need for expansion. In addition, the fact that this process started about five years ago makes the document that was adopted Thursday night out of date. Plans for many properties have already been changed.

DESIGN STANDARDS I have the same lack of confidence issue as I have with the Comprehensive Plan. The charrettes conducted by the consultants were sparsely attended and too much, in my opinion, attention was paid to what investors/developers/non-residents wanted. In fact, one was quoted almost exclusively as to what the Town should do. In addition, one of the consultants made the statement that “residents need to get used to having to park several blocks away from their homes” which made me question whether the best interests of Town residents were being taken into account. This sentiment is now being echoed by members of Planning and

Zoning (P&Z). That is, the sentiment that P&Z is reflecting is that of the consultant: that residents just have to accept parking blocks away from their homes. I also have a problem with the guidelines for the Residential/Single Family zone. I'm one of those people who feels that rules should be as light as possible. Having guidelines, though, instead of regulations, allows personal feelings and bias to enter into the approval process. You see this now in some decisions that are made and I've seen it time after time over the last nearly 30 years. Randy Hummel North Beach Council Member

Dear Chesapeake Current, Your papers are such an important contribution to Southern MD. When I drive down to my bay house in Port Republic from DC, I always stop to pick up your papers because you have the best local information. Thanks again! Abbey Griffin Artist The Chesapeake Current P.O. Box 295 North Beach, MD 20714 (410) 231-0140 Owner, Executive Editor and Publisher: Diane Burr - Advertising Sales: email - or call Clare O’Shea (301) 873-5885 or Ray Wenderlich at (410) 741-5291. Friend the Chesapeake Current on Facebook and visit our breaking news site, For regional events and ideas for stay-cations, friend our sister publication, the Chesapeake Bay Tripper on Facebook or visit us online at Current Contributors: Regan Cashman Bob Munro Sid Curl William "Billy" Poe Cheryl Emery Clare O'Shea Nick Garrett Susan Shaw Jenny Kellner Lynda Striegel Jay Lounsbury Teresa Zanelotti-Whitten Brian McDaniel

The Chesapeake Current is THE ONLY locally-owned and independently operated, media outlet in our area. We serve all of Calvert County and Southern Anne Arundel County. Don’t be confused – we are not associated with anyone else, especially those who try to copy us. The Chesapeake Current is a “priceless” or free publication. We’re available in 200+ high-traffic locations throughout our readership area, and are 100% supported by ad revenue. None of our content is syndicated – it’s all local and all about our communities. Want a subscription mailed to your home so you always stay Current? Call (410) 231-0140 for information. There are no authorized inserts in this issue. If you ¬find any, please notify us immediately and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. The Chesapeake Current is owned by Bayside Partners, LLC, which is solely responsible for the form, content and policies of the newspaper. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. No content or images may be used for any reason without express written permission.

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Ospreys, Horseshoe Crabs Need Protection Dear Editor: Thank you so much for publishing the letter, "Ospreys, Horseshoe Crabs Need Protection" by Bob Hellyer in your last issue of the Chesapeake Current. I work as an outdoor educator at the William Schmidt Outdoor Education Center and I have also witnessed first hand the disconnect between people and nature that seems to result in a complete lack of empathy for other creatures who share our

planet. I agree with Mr. Hellyer that raising awareness, providing protective zones around nesting and spawning sites, and educating the public would go a long way toward ensuring the safety of our unique wildlife. I will be happy to help any way I can. Sincerely, Cathy Foutz Breezy Point Beach

One Case of Unauthorized Inserts Resolved Dear Chesapeake Current readers, Back in August 2010, criminal charges were filed in connection with then Calvert County commissioner candidate Curtis Litten (D) taking newspapers and returning some to racks with his own political advertising inserted inside. My Chesapeake Current was one of two newspapers involved; the other was the Calvert Independent. Many of the inserts confiscated were highly controversial and offensive and intentionally put into my newspapers without my permission and without paying for the advertising space. Litten was charged with two counts of theft less than $1,000 and two counts of theft scheme less than $1,000. After many delays and continuances, Litten asked that his trial be moved out of

Calvert County. That request that was granted. The case finally went to court on August 7, in a Charles County courtroom. Through a plea bargain, all of the charges were dismissed except one, which specifically involved advertising inserts in the Chesapeake Current. Mr. Litten pleaded guilty to that theft charge and was sentenced to one year of probation. Finally, we have closure and resolution. This allows all of us to move on.

Easy Way To Register To Vote From Governor Martin O’Malley: We have exciting news to share! The State Board of Elections has announced that for the first time ever, Marylanders can register to vote and update their address information online. This is a big step forward in making the voting process more accessible and efficient for more Marylanders through a secure system. To register online, an eligible Maryland resident must have a Maryland-issued driver’s license or an ID card issued by Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration. The link to the voter registration web site is: and click the Online Voter Registration button. Or scan the Current Code with your smart phone, and you’ll go straight to the site. You can also still register by paper. Please visit one of our many government offices, including MVA offices, State department offices, local departments of Social Services Offices and post offices, or you can request an application by mail by calling 1-800-222-8683.

I strongly encourage all Marylanders to register to vote and of course, to get out to the polls on November 6th. Governor Martin O'Malley writes a regular blog for his official website,

Sincerely, Diane Burr Owner and Executive Editor The Chesapeake Current

Help a Neighbor With Christmas in April Dear Chesapeake Current readers, Christmas in April Calvert County, Inc., an Affiliate of Rebuilding of Together and an United Way Community Partner, repairs and improves houses, assuring that low-income homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence. Over 500 volunteers donated their time in 2012 to meet this goal for 38 homeowners. Applications are currently being accepted for 2013, with a deadline of September 30, 2012. Applicants must live in Calvert County, all homeowners must reside in the home, and the homeowner must consent to having his/her home referred to the program. Applications are available at local churches, senior centers, and libraries. They’re also available at and may be submitted online. Call (410) 535-9044 for more information or to

request an application by mail. Carolyn D. Mohler Christmas in April Board Member and house selection chair

Christmas in April volunteers paint a home on the April 2012 work day.

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Marjorie Desormeau, 89 Marjorie Ann Desormeau (nee Marquess), 89, of Leisure World, Mesa, AZ passed away July 11, 2012 at Mesa Elder Care where she had been a resident for ten

months. She was born February 22, 1923 in Chesapeake Beach at Richneck (now Richfield Station) to Downey Pedroe Marquess and Loretta Esmerilda Cochrane Marquess. Her parents were born in Calvert County and were life-long farmers, as were her brothers. Her brothers also each owned taverns in the county. Margie graduated from Calvert High School. Until her parents died, Margie and her sister, Millie spent Sundays at their Mt. Harmony Road farm. They took their nieces to the sand at North Beach, they played Bingo on the boardwalk, and they loved those slot machines. She also loved country music. She was preceded in death on November 14, 1971 by her husband, Francis (Frank) Henry Desormeau of NY whom she wed on November 10, 1950 in Arlington, VA. They owned hair salons and a restaurant, and lived in Bethesda. After retiring from the US Department of Commerce in Washington DC, Margie purchased a home at Leisure World in Mesa, AZ to be near her sister, Millie. The sisters spent every day together. They enjoyed golfing, attending functions, senior bus trips, the Casino at an Indian reservation, horse and dog races, watching game shows and dining together. Their sister, Nena visited them from NJ every year for several months. Sixteen years ago, Margie and her son, Don moved in with Millie, and Margie spent those years tending to her ailing sister and her ailing son. After the deaths of her sisters Nena

and Millie in 2007, Margie’s health deteriorated rapidly. The three sisters had a very deep bond. They vacationed together often in Calvert County, staying with their nieces Shirley Marquess Bowen and nancy Marquess Brooks. The family affectionately referred to the three as “the sisters” and “the aunts” for it was impossible to think of one without thinking of all three, they were so close. All three were true ladies, exceptionally kind, and they will be surely missed. Margie is survived by her son, Don Renee Desormeau of Mesa, AZ, step-daughter Mary Francis Desormeau, grand-children Manda Rae Holm Wilson of AZ, and Michael Rimel along with many East Coast nieces and nephews, and many Calvert County cousins. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Lawrence Calvert Marquess of Island Creek, MD; William Donald “Bubba” Marquess of Owings; Mildred Lavina Marquess Fraser of Mesa, AZ; and Doris Nena Loretta Marquess Green of Mahwah, NJ. Entombment will be in Mesa, AZ.

Paul Dossey, 30 Paul William Dossey, age 30, of Chesapeake Beach, passed away July 29, 2012 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Paul was born April 18, 1982 at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA to Charles W. and Barbara S. (Boucher) Dossey. Paul lived with his family in Springfield, VA until moving with them to Chesapeake Beach at the age of seven. He attended Beach Elementary and Plum Point Middle School, and graduated from Northern High School with the class of 2000. He was employed as an ad-builder and graphic designer with the Maryland

Independent Newspaper in Waldorf from 2004 until retiring due to illness in 2011. Paul loved music and was a self-taught guitarist and drummer. He was very artistic and enjoyed drawing. He was also fond of computers, movies, and hiking, camping and kayaking. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Charles William “Charlie” Dossey. He is survived by his devoted mother, Barbara Sue Dossey and his twin brother, Shane Michael Dossey, both of Chesapeake Beach, and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in North Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Avenue Suite 550, Chicago IL 60631 (

Cheyne Eyre, 32 C h e y n e Christopher Eyre, 32, of Springfield, WV passed away on July 31, 2012 in Frostburg, MD. He was born July 11, 1980 in Cheverly, MD to Jo Ann Mullinax and David A. Eyre. Cheyne grew up in Chesapeake Beach and attended school in Calvert County. He later moved to Springfield, WV. He was a very talented artist and loved to draw. He also loved his family very much and liked to spend time with them. He had a daughter, Lily, whom he adored. Besides his daughter, Cheyne is survived by his mother, Jo Ann Pitcher and her husband Jerry of Port Republic, his father David A. Eyre and his wife Debbie of Springfield, WV. Brother of Stephanie Eyre of Port Republic, Joe Candido of Port Republic, Misty Adams of Springfield, WV and Justin Eyre of Springfield, WV. We was the grandson of John L. and Joyce Mullinax of Compton, MD, Ronald Eyre of Lewes, DE and the late Patricia Eyre. Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements.

Thomas Garner, 78 Thomas M. Garner, Sr., age 78, was born June 11, 1934 and passed away August 8, 2012. Visitation and services were held at Sewell Funeral Home's Chapel in Prince

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Frederick. Sewell Funeral Home handled arrangements. His final resting place is Southern Memorial Gardens in Dunkirk.

Mary Gascon, 59 Mary Theresa (Fox) Gascon, age 59, of Lusby, formerly of Milford, OH passed away on August 2, 2012 in Prince Frederick, while valiantly battling cancer. She was born on May 16, 1953 in Cincinnati, OH to the late James F. Fox and Marie L. Fox. Mary was an avid world traveler, gifted artist & gemologist, and was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Maryland and Greater Cincinnati, OH. Mary is survived by her brother William P. Fox and wife Susan of Milford, OH and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James F. Fox, Jr., and sister, Marilynn Fox Chestnut. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangments.

Cynthia Hayward, 32 and Natalee Hayward, 2 On Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Cynthia "Cindy" Marie Rogers Hayward, age 32, of Owings, formerly of Churchton died along with her daughter, two-year-old Natalee Hayward. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Hayward, Jr. and the devoted mother of Frank Jeffrey Hayward, III and the late Natalee Nicole Hayward. She was the loving daughter of Dorothy L. Rogers and Michael M. Rogers, Sr. and his wife Gayle. Cindy was the granddaughter of Charles F. Leidy, sister of Andrew R. Rogers and his wife Jeannine, Brian F. Rogers, Sr. and his wife Tracey and Glenn J. Colbert and his wife Chrissy. She is also survived by her great aunt Charlotte O. Barnette and many other loving family and friends. Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home in Elkridge, MD handled funeral arrangements.

Frank Hayward Jr., 32 F r a n k Hayward Junior of Owings was born February 23, 1980 and died on Tuesday July 31, 2012. He was 32 years old. He was the husband of the late Cynthia Hayward; father of Frank J. Hayward, III and the late Natalee Hayward; son of Frank (Sigred) Hayward, Sr. and Stephanie (Donald) Patten; brother of Shane (Deirdre) Hayward and Tiffany (Matt) Riley. George P. Kalas Funeral Home in Edgewater handled arrangements. Interment was private.

Donald Miller, 84 D o n a l d Richardson Miller, 84, of Huntingtown, passed away July 30, 2012 at S o u t h e r n Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, MD. He was born February 18, 1928 in Newport, Vermont to Maxwell A. and Alice L. (Conklin) Miller. Donald was raised in Spring Valley, NY where he attended public schools. His family moved to Takoma Park, MD and he graduated from Montgomery Blair High School. He worked for the Washington Star Newspaper as a messenger. Donald entered the United States Army in November 1950 and was honorably discharged in March 1951. He was then employed at the Hahn Shoe Company in their window display department. He CHESAPEAKE BEACH OFFICE 8347 Bay Crest Court Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1144 North Beach, MD 20714 (301) 855-2246 ANNAPOLIS OFFICE 888 Bestgate Rd., Ste. 205 Annapolis, MD 21401 EMAIL

worked in Wheaton and Landover, MD, retiring in 1992. In 2010, he moved into an assisted living facility in Ft. Washington, MD and then moved to a nursing home in Clinton where he resided until his passing. Donald loved going to the National Zoo, painting by numbers, doing puzzles and was an avid Washington Redskins fan. He was preceded in death by his parents. Donald is survived by a sister, Julie Ann Alexander and husband Gale of Southold, NY and brothers Eugene and wife Mary of Solomons, James and wife Mary Ann of North Carolina, John and wife Anna of Fredericksburg, VA, Francis and wife Janet of West Virginia and Robert Miller and wife Elizabeth of Huntingtown. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Zoo, FONZ Development; PO Box 37012 MRC 5516, Washington, D.C. 20013. Web site:

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Bob Reeves, 66 Robert Arden “Bob” Reeves, 66, of Solomons, formerly of San Diego, CA passed away on July 28, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 24, 1945 in National City, CA to the late Pearl and Arden Reeves. He was the beloved husband to Julia Ann Reeves whom he married in Winterhaven, CA on April 29, 1966. Bob graduated from Hoover High School in 1963 and went on to graduate from Mesa and San Diego State College in 1966. He was a Program Manager for the U.S. Government and retired after 35 years of service on January 3, 2001. In 2003, at the age of 57, Bob joined the Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad and Fire Department and quickly became a First Responder and Driver. At the age of 60, he took and passed the class of Firefighter 1and earned the

respect of many fellow firefighters. He also served on the Board of Directors and Constitution Committee as well as became a Life Member of the department on July 12, 2012. Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years Julia Ann Reeves of Solomons; children, Joseph Reeves and wife Wendy of Falling Water, WV, Jennifer Miedzinski-Reeves and husband David Miedzinski of Hollywood, MD, and Caroline Hedegaard and husband Daniel of Lusby; grandchildren, Joseph, Weston, Adam, Ryan, Sarah, and Robert; and a sister, Susan J. Nobbs, of Susanville, CA. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements. A memorial service was held in his honor at the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department. Memorial contributions may be made to either Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD 20678 ( or the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, P. O. Box 189, Solomons MD 20688 (

Alton C. Nicholson, age 90, of Churchton passed away July 23, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores Kathleen Nicholson, who died in 2007. He was the father of Dr. Ronald A. Nicholson of Edgewater, and Janet Lynn Hough of Mt. Airy, MD. Services were held at Christ Episcopal Church at 122 Owensville Road in West River, MD. Interment will be in the church Cemetery. Hardest Funeral Home in Galesville handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to either Christ Episcopal Church or the American Heart Association, PO Box 5612, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

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E.P. Walke, 86 With great sadness, his family announces the death of Emil Paul (E.P) Walke, Jr. (Major, USAF Retired) who died July 17, 2012 in Midwest City, OK. E.P. was born in Baltimore September 16, 1925 and grew up in Friendship, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil Paul Walke, Sr. and Louise Westinghouse Walke of Friendship, and his youngest son, Brian Jay Walke of Norman, OK. An older brother (Edward) and older sister (Catherine) died in childhood. E.P. is survived by his wife, Joyce, sons Greg and Geary, daughters-in-law Pat, Barbara and Melody, grandchildren Justin, Adam (and wife Nohemi), Collin (and wife Lori), Devon and Maliah and great granddaughter Salynn Marie as well as his sisters Mary Kittel, Dorothy Kostanecki and Lorraine Taylor, and brother Henry (Hank) Walke and wife Willie, all of Maryland.

His career began with a fascination with flying, which led him to join the US Signal Corps and then the Army Air Corps, first as a navigator and then as a pilot. E.P. flew in the Air Rescue Service in Newfoundland and the north Atlantic, Colorado, California and Turkey. In retirement, E.P. maintained an active participation in the Air Rescue Association. A stint with the USAF Strategic Air Command took him to Vandenberg AFB, California where he served as the Base Operations Officer and was once named USAF Pilot of the Month. E.P. married Joyce Marie Proctor in Waco, TX April 24, 1946, and together they raised their three sons, traveling all over the world with the Air Force. After retirement from the Air Force, E.P. worked for many years as a private pilot and flew his own plane, a Cessna 210 he called the "Brown Bomber." In retirement, he enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who called him "Grumps," and the company of his beloved wife, Joyce. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled local arrangements. A funeral service was held in Del City, OK.

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D o n a l d Everett Walker, age 77, of Prince Frederick, passed away July 6, 2012 at Calvert M e m o r i a l Hospital. He was born March 8, 1935 in Washington, D.C. to William Luke and Rose Ida (LaBille) Walker. Donald was raised in Washington, D.C., until moving with his family to Landover Hills. He attended Bladensburg High School, and later entered the US Army serving from 1954 to 1958. Donald made his home in Landover, MD and has been a resident of the Chapline House Senior Center in Prince Frederick for the past six years. Donald was employed as a construction worker and was a member of the American Legion in Lusby. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing Texas Hold’em, video games, watching old movies and traveling. Donald was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by children Karen W. Whitwood and husband Allen, Lynda LaMond and Donnie and Michael LaMond. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, one great granddaughter and a sister Hazel A. Mallonee of Huntingtown and numerous nieces and nephews. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. His final resting place is Lower Marlboro U.M.C. Cemetery in Owings.

Victoria Lucy “Vicki” Wilson, 65, of Rose Haven passed away on August 8, 2012. Vicki is resting peacefully after many years of fighting her chronic illnesses. She was born September 3, 1946 to F. Paul and Thelma Maeder. She completed her education at Southern High School after her family relocated from Chevy Chase, MD to Rose Haven. Vicki married John William (Bill) Wilson, Jr. of Friendship, MD in 1963, and they raised two children in Rose Haven. She and Bill later divorced. Vicki was predominately a mom and homemaker. Over the years, she worked for a local marina and for her mother’s Beauty Salon, La Mer Beauty Salon, located in Rose Haven. She also worked in the pool and spa business. Vicki loved her family and friends and made the most of every minute spent with them. She loved to laugh, dance and listen to music. She enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing, and was a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins. Vicki is survived by her two children, their spouses and grandchildren, Lucy M. and Billy Franklin and their sons, Will and Zach Franklin, all of Friendship, and B. Paul and Cindy Wilson, their son Sean and daughter Abby, all of Dagsboro, DE. Vicki is also survived by a niece, Joanne Nowatski of Calvert County, her current traveling companion Bill Disney, and by many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Paula Nowatski, and long time partner, Hank Tayman. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD 20678 (

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two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Franklin, planned to replace the cubic zirconia in Franklin’s engagement ring with a ruby. As they waited to view a selection of rubies, Franklin was drawn to a pair of unmounted blue gemstones. “I knew before I even asked that they must be diamonds,” Franklin said. “There was no mistaking that sparkle.” Franklin had never seen colored diamonds and the dazzling gemstones set her creative mind whirring. What would happen if she centered her mystery around one of the rarest gemstones: a large, natural blue diamond? The arrival of the rubies temporarily pushed the thought aside (the Franklins bought a gorgeous .97-carat ruby from Madagascar) and the next time Franklin visited the store, the blue diamonds were gone. But she never forgot that Caribbean blue color or the way the stones reflected the light. A week later, she began writing “The Blue Diamond.” Her book is available at and you can read more about Lynn Franklin and her jeweler’s granddaughter mysteries at

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For Rent North Beach Rental: One bedroom, one bath – dishwasher, washer/dryer. Great deck that overlooks the Bay! One block from boardwalk, walk to restaurants and beach. Very clean, nice. NS/NP good credit. $1300 a month and utilities. Ask about military discount. Please call (301) 980-5201 for showing.

Vendors Wanted Crafters, artists and commercial vendors are being sought for Smokin' On the Bay 2012 event to be held Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2 in Tracys Landing. Both Craft Tent and Vendor Row spaces are available. Great opportunity, fun, well-attended BBQ-themed event! Visit or call (410) 507- 0531 for details.

Pets Count Chocula Just look at that face! How could we pass him up? But wait! It gets better! Count Chocula is much more that an irresistible face! Count Chocula also has a winning personality! He can go to a home with kids or with other dogs, he gives the best doggie kisses, he rides well in a car, walks well on a leash AND he knows basic obedience! And although his lips to get stuck in his abnormally large under bite at times, he can look normal as well... when his mouth is open! So come on over and meet Count Chocula for yourself, soak up some of those awesome doggie kisses and maybe even take him home! For more information, please visit or visit all the animals available in person at the Humane Society of Calvert County, 2210 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland. Phone: (410) 257-4908. Be sure to say you read about this pet in the Chesapeake Current!

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Elsee is a white female domestic mouse. Her age is unknown, and she was given up to the Humane Society by her family. They also have up for adoption Claudia, another female domestic mouse that’s brown.

Beau Beau is an altered male Labrador Retriever mixed breed, estimated to be about five years old. He came in as a stray. For more information about these or any of the many lovable animals currently needing homes, contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control at (410) 222-8900. Be sure to say you saw them in the Chesapeake Current!

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Chesapeake Current Music Calendar Have an upcoming music event you’d like listed here? Email details to The South County Concert Association (SCCA) is now accepting subscriptions for its 2012-2013 season. SCCA will be sponsoring seven live performances for residents of our area. All performances will be at Southern High School on Route 2 in Harwood starting at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the complete line-up: - Broadway Today, October 1, 2012; - 42 Five, October 24, 2012; - Masters of Motown, November 29, 2012; - Terry Barber, January 30 2013; - Footworks, February 23, 2013; - Legacy of Floyd Cramer, April 2, 2013 and - Red Head Express & The Walker Family, on May 3, 2013. Subscription rates are $50 for adults, $60 for a one-parent family, and $110 for a two-parent family and includes tickets to all these peformances. Your subscription to SCCA will also allow you to attend five (5) concerts sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association at the Severna Park High School. For additional information call (301) 261-5802 or visit Thursday, August 16 Boston at the Calvert Marine Museum. Gates open ay 6:00 p.m. and concert begins at 7:30. Opening act: Sam Grow Band. Tickets are $40 and $50 and if not sold out, available online at or call (800) 787-9454. Friday, August 17 Country Singer Justin Crenshaw on the boardwalk pavilion in North Beach. His previously scheduled concert was rained out. Sunday, August 19 Singers Wanted for Chesapeake Community Chorus, which is a volunteer group of over thirty active singers starting its 10th season giving concerts for the benefit of charities. More than $52,000 has been raised . They are always interested in adding new singers. There are no auditions required, just the love and enjoyment of singing four-part (or more) music. The chorus meets about every two weeks, to learn the music, and concerts usually are scheduled to replace a practice time. Practices move from location to location, and are on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Most members are from various church choirs but there are a large number of singers from other backgrounds and some from outside Calvert County. They perform all types of music, but since they are usually invited to churches to perform, they do a lot of sacred music. Next Practice: Sunday, August 19 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach. For more info, contact Director Larry Brown of Owings at

Enjoy The Arts! Through August 26 Eartha, Wind and Fire at Artworks@7th, 9100 Bay Avenue, North Beach. (410) 286-5278. Glass artist, Theresa Musengo and ceramic artist, Parran Collery reunite for the month of August with themes of nature and inspiration. Through Sunday, September 9 The Shelter Show at CalvART Gallery to help raise funds for those who give shelter. A champagne chocolate strawberry reception with a live auction and special sales will be held Saturday, August 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center at the intersection of Route 4 and Duke St. During this special show, artists will raise funds for Project ECHO, Calvert Hospice and Southern Maryland Arc. Artists have selected pottery, jewelry, glasswork and paintings to be included in the fundraiser. The artists say that 30% of all selected artwork will go the organizations, and these works will be on sale throughout the show. September 14-16 Harvest of Artists Show by members of the Muddy Creek Artists Guild, hosted by Greenstreet Gardens, 391 West Bay Front Road, Lothian, Maryland 20711. Every Friday North Beach Art Fair: at 6:00 p.m. at the Friday Night Farmers’ Market there’s an Art Fair on 7th Street between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues. Through the end of September. Contact Celia Molofsky at (410) 286-0000 for more info. Juried artists, new artists, young and creative, ceramics, oils, watercolors, jewelry, sculptures and more!

Shenandoah Run at the Summer Concert Series at Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. Turn back the clock to a time when folk music touched your soul and come take a musical ride with Shenandoah Run. This talented group will bring the fabulous folk music of the late '50's to the early '70's back to life. Bring your own picnic and lawn chairs. Beer, wine, soft beverages, ice cream and treats will be for sale. No alcohol is allowed to be brought in. The concert is free! A $10 donation for the Museum and Gardens is greatly appreciated. Friday, August 24 John Cronin and Mac Walter: at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) at Solomons. Tickets are $5 and sold only at the door, cash or check. Returning to CMM for their third performance, cousins John Cronin and Mac Walter bring a combined acoustic finger style virtuosity that is remarkable. Both are talented in their own right but when they play together, the synergy and harmonies they project always leave an audience on their feet and wanting more. Three-time WAMMIE winner Mac Walter has toured with Johnny Winter and Deanna Bogart as well as playing with other DC legends including Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan. John, who settled in British Columbia, has toured extensively with Canadian musical icon Ian Tyson as lead guitarist. John’s boisterous folksy enthusiasm is infectious and a perfect foil for Mac’s golden tones. CMM is delighted to bring these talented cousins back to Solomons! Sunday, August 26 Swamp Candy at the Summer Concert Series at Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Swampcandy’s aggressive Stomping-Mississippi-Blues and cross-genre sets create an eclectic mix of honestlycrafted songs that will take you on a journey of raw emotion and refined sensation. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic and lawn chairs, but no alcohol may be brought in. Beer, wine, soft beverages, ice cream and treats will be for sale. The concert is free, however, a $10 donation for the Museum and Gardens is greatly appreciated.

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Saturday, August 18

Monday, August 20

Third-Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Program The Calvert County Historical Society’s August event will give you literally – and visually - a peek into the past! Join us for "A Sampling of Documentary Films from the CCHS Vault."S ee Calvert County landscapes, landmarks, and even some of the landed gentry from “back in the day” in an assortment of short films from our archives collection. August 16th at Noon, at Linden, 70 Church Street in Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Bring your lunch, bring your questions, bring your friends! Free and open to all. For more information call (410) 535-2452 or email

Invasive Stiltgrass ID Training and Removal: from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Volunteers are needed in late summer to help remove one of our worst non-native invasive plants at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Microstegium vimineum (known commonly as Japanese Stiltgrass or Nepalese Browntop) is spreading across our forest floor and threatens the ecology of the forest floor habitat. Review our top invasive plants, then participate in a removal. Volunteers interested in adopting their own plot can continue work after the training. Call (410) 741-9330 to register.

Calvert Eats Local: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. This event familiarizes residents with local agriculture, shows ways to eat locally, and share resources, energy, good ideas, and great food! For the August event, test your County Fair entries - bring your most beautiful canning examples, most delicious recipes, etc.

Sunday, August 19

Friday, August 24

Friday, August 17 Teens Own The Night: Summer party for teens from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Enjoy snacks, a scary movie, and the winner of the library’s summer reading contest will be awarded a Kindle Fire. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, (410) 535-0291. The Arts of the Waterman: Annmarie Gardens features Marc Castelli with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with refreshments and live music by Folk Salad Trio. Cost: $4-$5 per person. (410) 326-4640 American Legion 206 Meeting: The regular monthly meeting of American Legion StallingsWilliams Post 206 members will be held at 7:00 p.m. Got something to say? This is your chance. All members are encouraged to attend.

American Legion 206 Auxiliary Meeting: begins at 7:00 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend for a Hand Dancing: It’s better than ever! One-hour Movie on the Beach 50 First Dates at North very important review of the upcoming year’s budget lessons begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing until and rules. 11:00 p.m. Open to the public. $7.00 per person. Beach at dusk. Cash bar and hot sandwiches available. American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Upper Level Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. 1st Annual Puppy Plunge at Camp Letts in Maryland State Fair opens and runs through Edgewater from noon – 4:00 p.m. Join the September 3. Thoroughbred horse racing, midway SPCA of Anne Arundel County for this first of rides, live entertainment, agricultural and livestock its kind event that will allow dogs to “plunge” presentations are just a part of this year's fair. In into the river at scheduled times. There will be Timonium, MD. For a schedule of events, visit Books & Toys book club for parents or caregivers live music, canoeing, vendors, BBQ, moon- with tots from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Featured book is bounce, face painting, children's activities and Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard. the county's first Ugly Dog and Doggy Bikini Maritime Performance Series features Mac Walter Calvert Library Southern Branch, (410) 326-5289. contests and so much more. The dogs will be and John Cronin, cousins with acoustic finger style able to 'plunge' in the river at scheduled times. virtuosity at 7:00 p.m. in the CMM auditorium. 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, 21037. Admission is $5 at the door. Contact : Mindy Nelson (410) 268-4388 x142 with questions. Friendship Methodist Church night at the Bowie Calvert County Job Fair: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Calvert County Fair Grounds in Barstow. Butterflies of Jug Bay from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 Baysox game is Friday August 24. It's also War of Co-sponsored by the Calvert County Department of 1812 Night with Fireworks & Flames after the game. p.m. Explore the gardens at the Glendening Economic Development, MD Dept. of Labor, and Preserve to see butterflies, their caterpillars, and Box seats are only $15 or 2 for $25. All proceeds the Tri-County Council. For more information, or benefit the church building fund. For tickets or info learn about which host plants your favorite to register for this event, please contact the Calvert butterflies need to complete their lifecycle. Call call (410) 257-6396 or (410) 257-7133. County Department of Economic Development at (410) 741-9330 to register. Meet at the (410) 535-4583, or via email at Plummer House, 5702 Plummer Lane, 20711.

Monday, August 27

Wednesday, August 29

Saturday, August 25

Play Ball in Deale After a hiatus of two years, the Deale Shorebirds are back and offering baseball again. The new season will run from September 9 through October 28, Sundays only. And the related Deale Dawgs will be offering baseball teams the fall season. Practices begin later this month, at the conclusion of the summer season. Competitive games will begin in

Tuesday, August 21

Back to School Block Party: Grab the family and head over to Trinity's first ever Back to School Block Party from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This free event offers fun for the entire family from live music, a BBQ picnic, bake sale, free school supplies, a giant pirate ship, face painting, magician, a Lego room, Mad Science, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, door prizes, and much more. In addition, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department will be on site offering DNA swabbing for the first 100 children. Free; food available for a small fee. There will also be a vendor fair. Space is available for $20. Call (410) 535.1782 to reserve a table. Trinity is located at 90 Church St. in Prince Frederick.

September. There are several teams forming for ages 8 through freshman in college. Fall registrations are being accepted through August 31. For more info, email The teams are sponsored by the Deale Shorebirds, which is proud to be a Southern High School feeder organization.

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Jousting Tournament: At Christ Church, Port Republic. The bazaar begins at 10 a.m. with jousting at noon. A Country Supper begins at 2:30 p.m.

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Calvert Eats Local Want to learn more about buying local and eating healthier? Calvert Eats Local is a group dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and community in Southern Maryland. They meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. The group started from a book discussion at the library of Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle when the attendees asked the library to continue on with a grass-roots group. Did you know that many of the foods you buy in supermarkets, including much of the organic stuff, travels an average of 1,500 miles, and is therefore heavily dependent on our petroleum-based transportation system? Buying locally grown food removes the transportation step, reducing the amount of fuel, pollution, and time it takes to get that food from the producer to you. Calvert Eats Local helps you to find, grow, prepare, and serve food and drink that is truly local and sustainable. Every quarter they have a potluck where members bring amazing foods made with local ingredients, and their

monthly meetings feature book discussions, promotion of Buy Local Challenge week, talking about how to support local farmers through CSA participation and farmers markets, food-related documentary screenings, and more. Just as important, this group provides a network for people to find out where and when they can buy local food. So whether you are looking for a deer processor, as one member was, or simply looking for a source of grass-fed beef in Southern Maryland, both questions asked on the Calvert Eats Local Facebook page, come join Calvert Eats Local. For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at (410) 535-0291 or

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