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BOCC Defines Legislative Wish List The Board of Calvert County Commissioners (BOCC) debated and refined the package of legislative requests that they will present to local legislators to Annapolis at their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The BOCC voted unanimously against a request from Calvert County School officials to ask the delegation to submit a bill which would allow a referendum on taxing authority for the Calvert County Board of Education (BOE). Commissioners President Evan Slaughenhoupt (R-District 3) said he was against the idea of school levies because he believes the recent contract with teachers was not negotiated “in good faith” since property taxes would need to be raised to “fully fund” raises included. He added, “If I were a teacher I would be upset with the board of education.” Commissioner Mike Hart (R-District 1) also spoke out about the school employee contracts. “I don’t know how you negotiate without everybody in the room… I don’t think the board of education wants the taxing authority.” Members unanimously voted to scrap that request. The BOCC also voted 4 to 1, with Commissioner Pat Nutter (R-District 2) opposing, a request that would limit county commissioners to three, four-year terms. Nutter said he opposed the

Commissioners President Evan Slaughenhoupt (R-District 2).

idea of term limits because he felt the election process decides. “The citizens will say when they’ve had enough of an elected official or politician.” In addition, the BOCC is asking for legislation to change the term of a planning commission member to three years from five years. County Attorney John Norris said state law mandates all local planning commissioners are pointed to five-year terms. Commissioners’ Vice President Tom Hejl (R-At Large) he wanted a planning commission member’s term to be “equal to or less than what the county commissioners have. Commissioner Steve Weems (R-At Large) voted opposed. Nutter, who expressed reservations about the proposal, did cast a vote in favor of the request. The BOCC will present the finalized requests to the county delegation to Annapolis on Tues., Dec. 13 at a public hearing.

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SMADC Seeks Members The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is seeking interested individuals to fill voting membership vacancies on the Commission. Current open positions include a Southern Maryland farmer from St. Mary’s County and a “Member at Large”. The “at Large” position includes, but is not limited to, individuals with backgrounds in agricultural businesses, economic development, finance or legal from any of the five counties SMADC serves (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s). The Commission typically meets the first Monday of each month

(Jan.-April) and the first Wednesday of each month (May-Dec.), from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Hughesville. To be considered, submit all pertinent contact information with a brief paragraph describing your background and/or relationship to the agricultural community. Those interested in applying may do so by emailing Jennifer Carnahan at SMADC at or calling (301) 274-1922 ex.1. Please respond by Nov. 30. For more information on SMADC programs and the current Commission members, visit

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Pride & Joy

Here are some upcoming events being offered through the Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland.

Volunteer Maryland Partnership Information Webinar Dec. 6, 11 - 11:45 a.m. What's on your volunteer program holiday wish list? Join Volunteer Maryland for a webinar to learn about this program and how your group’s partnership with Volunteer Maryland could help your organization recruit and retain volunteers who make a genuine difference. Learn about structure and goals, and what partnership involves. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers plus discussion about the best volunteer program for your agency needs. Sign up at 4

community/institutes/nonprofitinstitute/. New Perspectives on Strategic Planning Dr. J.S. (Jim) Wilson Dec. 8, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, (BI Building) Room 214 This course will focus on the importance of exceptional boards ensuring that strategic thinking, which derives from and drives strategic planning, is not relegated to a periodic exercise, but made part of regular, ongoing board work. Concepts will be discussed that will challenge you to take a rigorous approach to defining the foremost priority or priorities fundamental to effective strategic planning. Several of the primary responsibilities of a nonprofit board are to identify and set an organizational course; provide ongoing focus and direction; and to ensure that strategic thinking and strategic planning go hand-in-hand. This course will focus on the importance of exceptional boards ensuring that strategic thinking, which derives from and drives strategic planning, is not relegated to a periodic

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exercise, but made part of regular, ongoing board work. Concepts will be discussed that will challenge you to take a rigorous approach to defining the foremost priority or priorities fundamental to effective strategic planning for your organization. To design for the future, and create a strategic plan that works, boards and staffs must be active partners in the design, development, implementation, and ongoing measurement of performance so as to be able to frame challenges and opportunities, and actively generate important strategic ideas. Board members, presidents, and executive directors will find this course a meaningful learning experience.

focused on supporting s t r a t e g i c a l l y - l e d , operationally-focused leadership teams.

#Giving Tuesday Nov. 29, All Day Giving Red Oak Bistro in La Plata from 5 - 7 p.m. Dr. J.S. (Jim) Wilson Olde Town Pub in LeonardDr. J.S. (Jim) Wilson, town from 5 p.m. - Late Principal, SLOFLT Group LLC, will facilitate seminar. In honor of Wilson’s broad background Southern includes leading various #GivingTuesday, defense acquisition programs Maryland Gives invites you to and business development a celebration of social impact! organizations within Ray- Join nonprofits, philanthrotheon Company. He is a foundations, social retired Navy Captain, and pists, holds a Doctorate in Manage- entrepreneurs, businesses and ment, in Organizational Lead- volunteers for a fun evening at ership. Wilson has been Red Oak Bistro in La Plata involved with the support of a from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in number of non-profit organizations. In addition to sitting Charles County or at the Olde on Boards at various levels of Town Pub in Leonardtown non-profits, he teaches and from 5:00 p.m. - late, in St. facilitates training for execu- Mary’s County, to share tive boards, as well as support- stories and mingle with others ing the effective onboarding of new organization execu- who are making a difference in Southern Maryland. tives. His organization is

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CMM Recognized With Award

Candice D’Agostino of CAASA and Vanessa Gill

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) has presented the Calvert Marine Museum with its 2016 Business Eagle Award in October. This award recognizes the museum’s efforts to promote a designated driver program during their popular summer concert series. Although the museum started a designated driver program 12 years ago, it wasn’t until 2013 that they formally partnered with CAASA in support of their mission to “promote a healthy environment/free of alcohol and other drug abuse.” The program provides free non-alcoholic beverages to a person who signs up as a designated driver at each summer concert. CAASA vigilantly mans the table throughout each concert and the museum provides the free beverages. This joint effort provided over 1,500 safe rides home from the museum’s five fundraising concerts in 2016. “I am very proud of the relationship we have built with CAASA. It allows us to have some fun, raise money for the museum, and get everyone home safely. Our community supports the museum through ticket purchases, so it is nice to be able to take care of them with a safe ride home,” said Development Director Vanessa Gill. Ms. Gill’s mother was permanently disabled by a drunk driver, so the


program is very important to her. Gill said, “Candice D’Agostino and all those dedicated to saving lives at CAASA are the ones who really deserve the award. But I must admit, I am proud to think we might have had a hand in saving a life, and I look forward to continuing this program at each concert.” The concerts are the museum’s largest annual fundraiser and provide critical support to the education and preservation efforts of the museum. This past summer, featured performers included: Chris Young, William Michael Morgan, Sam Grow, Toby Keith, The Davisson Brothers, Rick Springfield, Night Ranger, The Romantics, Train, Andy Grammer, the Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.



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burglary. The complainant, who is a real estate agent, arrived at the home to conduct a real estate ‘showing’ and discovered a blanket, several articles of clothing, a cell phone charger and trash bags, containing additional articles of clothing, on the floor. There were no signs of forced entry, damage or items missing. The doors had all been locked prior to leaving the residence the previous wrapper containing a light blue powder, day. identified as Alprazolam. He was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession of a Dangerous Burglary/Damaged Property Nonnarcotic drug (Alprazolam) and for On Nov. 7, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Deputy Possession of Paraphernalia (wrapper). V. O’Donnell responded to Calvert Dr., Lusby, for a reported burglary. The complainant A vehicle with expired tags, traveling on Little explained they had been away from their home Cove Pt.Rd./Rye Ct., was stopped on Nov. 12 by since August; and upon arriving today, found the Deputy M. Trigg. He made contact with the front door to the residence was forced open and occupants and discovered the passenger, James extensive damage had been done. The glass Delahoussaye, age 32, of Port Republic, was in globes belonging to a large dining room light possession of illegal paraphernalia. He was fixture had been smashed, paper napkins were arrested for CDS Administer Equipment tossed all over the living room and the master Possession/Distribute (needle) and Possession of bedroom comforter, throw pillows and window Paraphernalia (spoon). curtains had all been sliced down the center with a knife. A vehicle travelling with a brake light out was stopped at the intersection of St. Leonard Damaged Property Rd./Woods Rd, St. Leonard by Deputy R. Evans Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded to Yellow on Nov. 11. He immediately recognized the odor Bank Road in Dunkirk on Nov. 15 at of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. He approximately 11:00 a.m. for a report of damaged determined the front passenger, Tracie Hillard, property. Upon arrival, the complainant advised 31, of Lusby, was in possession of 27 grams of he observed a broken glass panel on a rear door, marijuana, a glass smoking device and rolling which seemed to be broken by a large rock which papers. She was transported to the Detention was found lying on the floor inside the home. Center and charged with CDS Possession of 10+ grams of marijuana. For the report of damaged property, Deputy B. Boerum responded to Serenity Ct., Prince A vehicle whose occupants were not wearing Frederick, at about 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 12. Upon seatbelts was stopped on Nov. 7 by Deputy Trigg arrival the complainant advised that sometime at the intersection of Rousby Hall Rd./Frontier between 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 5:00 p.m. Trail, Lusby. Upon making contact with the on Nov. 13, an unknown person shot at their occupants, he immediately detected the odor of sliding glass door with a BB gun, breaking the raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. He outer pane of glass. discovered Anthony Griffith, 20, of Lusby, was in possession of 18.2 total grams of marijuana, Thefts stored in multiple small zip lock baggies and a On Nov. 20, Deputy A. Locke was dispatched to mason jar. He was transported to the Detention the Dunkirk Walmart for the report of a Center and charged with CDS Possession with shoplifting in progress. He made contact with the Intent to Distribute (marijuana), CDS Possession Asset Protection Officer who observed a male and of Marijuana (10+ grams) and Possession of female placing items in the female’s purse. John paraphernalia (baggies). Shepherd, 53, and Kelly Scott, 52, both of Lothian, concealed a box of Kiss fingernails, Burglaries bottle of woman’s body spray, an Energizer On Nov. 16, Deputy P. Wood was dispatched to flashlight and a package of 30 Extenze male Lakeside Drive, in Dunkirk, for the report of a enhancement pills in the purse. They were both burglary. The victim stated that sometime over charged with Theft less than $100 and released, the last three weeks an unknown individual(s) after being told they were no longer welcome at went into his shed and stole his Echo weed eater, the Dunkirk Wal-Mart for a period of one year. Echo backpack blower and his Echo chainsaw. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Nov. 17, Deputy For the report of a burglary, Deputy W. Durner C. Childress responded to the Prince Frederick responded to Hoile Lane, Huntingtown, on Nov. Walmart for the report of a shoplifting. The 7. The victim advised their two sheds had been suspect, Valerie Marie Nielson, 29, of Prince entered - one had the lock (clasp) broken but Frederick, was observed placing several items into nothing appeared to be missing. The second shed a bag in an attempt to conceal them. The items was left open and items appeared to have been include: four children watches, two pairs of girls’ moved around to get access to their red and black leggings, two pairs of slippers and a box of Hefty Go Cart (with a roll cage & lights), which was trash bags. Deputy Childress discovered Nielson missing. The last time the victim saw the sheds had an active warrant through the District Court closed was on Nov. 5. for a Failure to Appear charge. She was arrested for Theft Less Than $100 and transported to the On Nov. 7, Deputy C. Johnson responded to Detention Center for processing. Yellow Bank Rd., Dunkirk, for the report of a On Nov.14, Deputy T. Buckler responded to Tans Cycles on Chesapeake Avenue, in North Beach, for a reported theft. Upon arrival the complainant advised that their orange 17.5ft Eddy Line kayak was stolen from behind the business. The kayak was last seen about a month prior, in early October.

Crime Blotter Calvert County Sheriff’s Dept. Reports CDS Violations On Nov. 18, at 8:30 p.m., Deputy J. Denton conducted a traffic stop, at Cove Point Rd and H.G. Trueman Rd, in Lusby on a vehicle traveling without a headlight. Upon making contact with the driver, Shawn Legrant, 24, of Lexington Park, he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a concealed black sheath/sword throwing knife, a brown wooden baseball bat (wrapped in black electrical tape) and a brown-handled hatchet. All weapons were located within arm’s reach of the driver. A further search of the vehicle revealed a green Crown Royal bag containing four separate bags - one with 33.5 grams of marijuana, one with 6.2 grams of marijuana, one with 4.2 grams of marijuana and one with 2.8 grams of marijuana - for a grand total of 46.7 grams. Also found was a digital scale, BIC lighter and a red dice. Mr. Legrant was charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana 10 grams+, three counts of carrying a Concealed Dangerous Weapon and issued a warning for the inoperative headlight. Deputy R. Kreps observed Kelly Branson, 27, of North Beach, near the entrance to the MVA in Prince Frederick, and was aware she had an active warrant. Upon placing Ms. Branson under arrest for the warrant, a search of her person yielded a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in her wallet. The CDS was not in a prescription container to verify Ms. Branson had a prescription for the drug. She was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession of a Synthetic narcotic (Suboxone). This arrest happened on Nov. 16, at approximately 11:30 a.m. On Nov. 14, at about10:30 p.m, Deputy C. Childress conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed crossing the centerline several times and not maintaining a constant speed. When he approached the driver, Dante Jones, 28, of Dunkirk, he was not able to provide a driver’s license and had difficulty finding the registration to the vehicle. Jones was found to have an active Child Support: Non-Compliance warrant through Calvert County and was transported to the Detention Center. While being processed at the Detention Center, a Suboxone (Subutex) strip was located in Jones' wallet, with no verification of a prescription. Charges were placed on him for CDS: Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Suboxone). Deputy M. Trigg conducted a traffic stop, near Oakland Hall Road in Prince Frederick on Nov. 15 at approximately 1:00 p.m. on a vehicle travelling with an expired registration. While making contact with one of the occupants, David Gray, 33, of Lusby, he located a cellophane

He made contact with the victim who stated a UPS mail package, containing a Microsoft Xbox 1 Controller, had been stolen off the front porch of their residence. Deputy N. Buckler responded to Simmons Ridge Rd., Prince Frederick, on Nov. 9 for the report of a theft. He made contact with the victim who advised they had placed two cards in the mail, both containing money (cash), and only one card made it to its destination. This case is being further investigated due to other complaints of mail theft possibly occurring through the Huntingtown Post Office. On Nov. 8, Deputy Y. Bortchevsky responded to Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, for the report of a theft from vehicle. The victim stated that at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Nov. 7, they had parked their (unlocked) vehicle outside their home and discovered money missing from the console the next morning around 8:30 a.m. Disorderly Conduct While Deputy C. Idol was working security at the Rod and Reel Restaurant on Nov. 11, he approached two individuals who were becoming loud and disorderly while using vulgar language. He instructed them to quiet down or they would need to leave the building. Neither Tyrone Williams, 28, of Martinsburg, WV nor Marvin Hurley, 52, of Inwood, WV would cooperate but rather took an aggressive stance towards Deputy Idol. While attempting to place them under arrest, both subjects were disorderly and physically aggressive towards Deputy Idol. Once they were both detained, they were transported to the Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting/Interfere with Arrest and Trespassing. Maryland State Police Reports CDS Violations On Nov. 17 at 11:35 p.m., Trooper First Class Barlow stopped a vehicle on MD Rt. 4 near the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons for traffic violations. The odor of marijuana was detected emitting from inside the vehicle. A passenger, Joseph G. Carter, 50 of Lexington Park, was found to be in possession of oxycodone and a trace of marijuana. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Drury Lane, Dunkirk for traffic violations on Nov. 9 at 2:15 a.m. A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause revealed Crystal Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Synthetic Urine. Michael Ventura, 38 of Santa Maria, CA was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of False Government ID A vehicle was stopped on MD Rt. 4 and Drury Lane, Dunkirk, for traffic violations at 1:28 a.m. on Nov. 9 by Trooper First Class Lewis. A passenger, Kirstyn M. Nelson, 19 of Annapolis, possessed a false PA driver’s license. She was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Theft of a Handgun On Nov. 10 at 2:40 a.m., Trooper First Class Barlow responded to the 2000 block of Collins Ct., St. Leonard for a reported theft. The victim reported a Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol and prescription pills were taken from the Deputy R. Shrawder responded to Eucalyptus residence. A phone charger and Samsung tablet Drive in St. Leonardon on Nov. 14, for the report had been taken from a vehicle. Possible suspects of a theft. The victim advised multiple items were are being developed. taken from their backyard sometime within the last week. Items stolen include: five pedestals, Disorderly Conduct Trooper First Class Barlow responded to three statues, and five metal fence poles. Applebee’s in Prince Frederick on Nov. 10 at At 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, Deputy T. Holt 11:38 p.m. for a reported disorderly subject. responded to White Sands Dr., Lusby, for the Natice D. Jones, age 28 of St. Leonard and a report of a theft. The victim explained she had group of females dining in the restaurant became left her purse in her vehicle while visiting Vera’s rude, cursing and acting disorderly. TFC Barlow Bar in White Sands. Upon leaving she realized it and TFC Lewis approached the table and while was missing along with credit cards, money and attempting to explain that they needed to calm down so that all of the patrons could enjoy their her social security card. meals, Jones became louder shouting profanity. For the report of a theft, Deputy S. Moran was She was placed under arrest and incarcerated at dispatched to Hickok Trail, Lusby, on Nov. 11. the Calvert County Detention Center.


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Crime Blotter (con’t) Be Aware of Speed Traps During the week of Nov. 21, the Calvert County Automated Speed Enforcement Unit will be moving the speed enforcement camera from Mill Creek Middle School to Huntingtown Elementary School. This camera will be placed near the front of the school in the eastbound lane. In addition, the cameras in front of Northern Middle and Mt. Harmony Elementary will remain in operation. As a courtesy, the locations of the cameras are also posted on the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office website and Facebook page. • Cameras are active throughout the year, Monday through Friday,

from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. This does not alter any posted speed reduction times. • Citations are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, and only if the speed was 12 mph or more over the posted speed limit. The camera will adjust for the reduced speed times. • A school zone speed camera violation is a $40 fine with no points. If you have any questions or concerns about the Calvert County Safety for Students program, please contact Captain David Payne at (410) 535-1600 ext. 2593, or email at

Two Claim False Assaults On Nov. 14, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office patrol personnel responded to Rousby Hall Road near the intersection of Olivet Road in Lusby for the report of a serious assault. The alleged victim was transported to a medical facility where he was evaluated and found the subject had no injuries. After extensive investigation and

interviews by CCSO detectives it has been determined the incident never occurred. The second alleged assault which was reported on Nov. 15, was also investigated and was determined to be a false report. The juvenile in this case is being charged with giving the false report as well.


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By L Lyn S Striegel riege riegel I have often heard from clients that they have a will so their loved ones will not have to go through probate. True or false? False. When you die, if you are holding property in your sole name, that property must go through the probate process to be distributed to your loved ones. It doesn’t matter whether you die intestate (without a will) or with a will. What does holding property in my sole name mean? For real estate like your house or for cars and trucks, for example, the title to the property is in your name alone. If you hold any property this way and you die, then the property has to go through the probate process to be distributed to your loved ones. The probate process in Maryland takes between 8-12 months. Why so long? One reason is that under the process, creditors are allowed six months to come


Probate: True or False? in and claim against an estate. Another reason is pure chaos. When a person dies and a probate proceeding is required, the personal representative or executor has to find all of the person’s property in order to report on it to the Register of Wills. ince many people are not at all organized about what they own, the personal representative has to reconstruct the estate before they report on it. One of the filings is called an “Inventory.” This is a listing of all the property held by the deceased when they die. If the deceased has not been an organized person it can take a long time to figure out what they owned when they died. For example, if the deceased has not left a detailed list of investments they have, often the only way to know for sure what the deceased owns when they die is to wait for the mail for at least three to six months for quarterly or semi-annual reports on dividends or

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interest. Keep in mind that all filings made during the probate process are publicly available. What does probate require? It is a process where filings are made detailing the assets and liabilities of the estate, the expenses of the estate and the monies left over to be distributed to the beneficiaries of the estate. There is administrative probate, which is where the executor of the estate makes filings with the Register of Wills, or judicial probate, where the filings are made with the Orphan’s Court. If a beneficiary challenges the will or any filings made by the personal representative, the matter goes to judicial probate where the Orphan’s Court judges decide on the challenge. Without challenges, most probates are administrative. To find out what filings are necessary in a probate proceeding, go to the Register of Wills website. Some clients say that the personal representative has no liability for making filings in a probate proceeding. False. The personal representative is a fiduciary that means they are under a duty to settle and distribute the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will and the law. Fiduciaries cannot act in their own self-interest. They must make sure investments are reasonable and monitored and they must make full and accurate reports to the Register of Wills or Orphan’s Court. Most people faced with the duties of a personal representative consult an attorney and ask them for help to prepare the reports for filing. This costs money in legal fees, but gives the personal representative some comfort that they are correctly performing their duties. What about “registering” your will with the Register of Wills. Clients have said that their will is not effective because it has not been “registered” with the Register of Wills. False. A will doesn’t have to be filed with the Register of Wills or the Orphan’s Court to be effective. If you think you will lose your will, then paying a small fee to the Register of Wills office to keep your original on file is a convenience to you. Otherwise, the effectiveness of a will depends on whether it is properly executed, not whether it is filed somewhere. You can keep your Will in a safe place. But, the original Will is necessary to open the probate proceeding so make sure your loved ones can find it. Some clients have said “I don’t need a will because everything will go to my spouse when I die.” False. If you die without a will and you have a spouse and children, then the estate (property held in your sole name) will go 50-50 to the spouse and the children. The only way your estate will go solely to your spouse when you die is if you have said so in your will. If all of your property is held in joint name with your spouse and you die then your spouse will take sole ownership of the property. And, there will be no probate because you have not held any property in sole name when you die. So, with a married couple, it is not unusual for one spouse to die and leave everything

to the other spouse and have no probate. However, when the surviving spouse dies holding all the property in their sole name there will be probate. If your will says your personal representative doesn’t have to file a bond, that means no bond is required. False. Even if the Will says no bond, the Register of Wills requires a nominal bond be filed, usually costing the estate $100. The only clear alternative to probate is a Living Trust. True. With a Living Trust, all property of the deceased has been placed into the name of that person’s trust so that when they die there is no property held in sole name, so no probate. The person creating and funding the trust is called the Grantor and the Grantor may also be the Trustee. When the Grantor/Trustee dies, a successor trustee is appointed under the trust to take over. Having a Living Trust is the only way to avoid probate. But, the Living Trust provides other benefits. First, it is private, transfers to beneficiaries are immediate (no waiting 8-12 months) and there are no legal fees upon such transfers. With a Living Trust all property is accounted for when creating the trust so there is no chaos trying to figure out what a person owns when he or she dies—it’s all set forth in the trust. The Living Trust also offers protection is a Trustee is incapacitated. In that event, the successor trustee simply uses all the assets in the trust for the benefit of the incapacitated person without having to do more. Can there be probate even if a person has a Living Trust? Yes, if the person has forgotten to place property into the name of the trust, that property must go through probate. However, a different form of will, called a “pour over” will is used in the probate process. This will states that the Living Trust is the guiding principal for the disposition of assets. The probate process needs to be understood by anyone considering whether or not to create a will or a living trust. The question I am most often asked is whether there is a monetary cutoff used to figure out whether a person should choose a will over a Living Trust. My answer is no. Many of my clients choose to have a Living Trust simply because it makes transition after death easier on family members and loved ones. Clients call the Living Trust the last act of love and affection they can leave for their children because it makes transition so easy after death. Whether you choose a will or a Living Trust, I hope you will choose something to provide guidance and protection to your family and loved ones. About the Author: Lyn Striegel is an attorney in private practice in Chesapeake Beach and Annapolis. Lyn has over 30 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.

By Bob Poston With Sports Conditioning Specialist (SCS) Scott Chamberlin

Meeting the First of the Big Six There are six primary movements that we perform as human beings in our Activities of Daily Life (ADLs). These movements, according to the late UCLA Professor of Physical Education and Kinesiology Richard A. Schmidt, are squatting, bending, lunging, pushing, pulling and twisting. There is a seventh movement, walking or running, but for this article I am going to focus on the first one of the Big Six, squatting, and training the muscles involved through exercise. In future Chesapeake Current issues, I will go through the remaining movements. We perform a squat every time we go to sit down and get back up. If you need to jump (I know - not since high school, right?) you squat to initiate the energy needed to explode off the floor. As we get older, strong legs are vital for us to remain mobile and maintain our balance. Improving your ability to squat will go a long way in helping you with the many day-to-day movements that occur, especially as you get older. If you are unable to squat, that is a sign of a weak posterior chain. This chain consists of the low back, the glutes (buttocks), hamstrings and calves. In particular, if the glutes are not functioning properly, the low back and hamstrings will take on that extra load and not in a good way. Due to the fact that many older adults do not perform the types of athletic movements involved with strengthening the posterior chain, it is often times the first thing to go. I have witnessed this in my 80+ year old mother-in-law. Although her legs are strong enough for her to walk, sometimes needing a cane, she struggles to get up from the couch. She needs to rock back and forth a few times to get her momentum moving forward and getting her weight over her legs to stand. Her hips, hamstrings and glutes are unable to support her movement into hip flexion; she needs this momentum of rocking to help get her upright. Does this sound or look familiar to you? This instability results in the many falls that our seniors experience. So squats are a really fundamental human movement, and represent a great point of intervention for a host of different lifestyle problems. So, you ask, what exercise is the best to help keep me strong in this primary movement. Have you ever heard the phrase when in Rome, do as

the Romans do? Well you need to Squat to be able to squat. There are many types of squats performed in the gym environment such as the traditional with a barbell, sumo squats, split squats, single leg squats, Stability Ball (SB) squats and several other variations as well. The traditional exercise is performed with a barbell across the shoulders. This exercise works all of the muscles in the posterior chain that were detailed earlier as well as the muscles of the quadriceps group which are on the front of your thighs. The movement is initiated with knee flexion and continuing to a seated position while maintaining a flat back. Showing the movement without the use of a barbell looks like this:

If you are not sure on the proper execution of the squat, seek out a certified fitness professional where you work out. If you do not belong to a gym you can contact Poston’s Fitness training center and setup a meeting with one of our many certified expert trainers. As always, I wish you great health and safe exercise. Bob

About the author: Bob Poston is a certified Fitness Professional and the owner of Poston's Fitness for Life personal training center located in Dunkirk. Bob has over 35+ years of fitness training experience and holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science as well as certifications from the International Sports Science Association and the Titleist Performance Institute.

I prefer having my clients use dumbbells held by the side of their legs to add resistance instead of a load across their shoulders. I also incorporate the use of kettlebells or a medicine ball to give them additional weight to move as their form gets better thus transferring to them getting stronger. The following are samples of Stability Ball Wall squats; Dumbbell Goblet Squats; and an SB Single Leg Squat.

As you can see, there are many ways to safely perform this very beneficial exercise that is so valuable to maintain your strength and ability to perform this primary human movement involved with your ADLs. If you are currently exercising and do not have this movement as part of your training protocol, please get it added.

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Strut Your Stuffing Project ECHO’s 5th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Project ECHO in Prince Frederick invites everyone to help with their mission of helping the homeless. This event is for people of all ages and abilities. Some run and some walk. Many bring their families, some come alone and others run in teams. Always a few travelers show up, but most participants live locally, and at least a few are of no fixed address but they call Project ECHO home for the time being. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun and some do it for the guilt-free pleasure of multiple Thanksgiving dinners. (No judgments here!) In addition to being meaningful and fun, this is a timed race with awards in each age group. Feel free to turn up the fun by running in costumes. In past years, people have shown up dressed as turkeys, Pilgrims, Native American Indians, maybe even a few pumpkins. There will be a prize for best costume so be creative to strut your stuffing! Same day registration will open at 6:00 a.m., one hour before the race start time. The race will begin at 7:00 am. Event address: The Arc of Southern Maryland: 355 W Dares Beach Rd. Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Parking is available at the shopping center on West Dares Beach Rd. across from The Arc. A brief warm up will take place in the parking lot before the race begins.

The event to benefit Project Echo on Thanksgiving Day always draws large crowds.

Preliminary race results and the awards ceremony are immediately following race. Complete race results will be posted online at as soon as they are available. Complimentary light refreshments will be available before and after the race. Long sleeve race shirts will be available for purchase before and after the race. For any additional information about the race or to find out how you can volunteer at this event or at Project ECHO Homeless Shelter please email

Giving Thanks to the Community Again this year, no one in our area will have to spend Thanksgiving alone thanks to the generosity of so many. The Spiritist Society of North Beach and many “friends” are hosting a free Thanksgiving Day dinner for anyone who would like to come. Singles, families, young and old, it doesn’t matter your income level or status. People who are unemployed, homeless or otherwise struggling or alone are especially invited to share a day of fellowship and give thanks. It’s a meal of fellowship that is open to everyone. The idea came to Marsha Stiner, who is well-known as the receptionist at North Beach Town Hall. She mentioned it to Abigail Francisco, owner of Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet in town, and it

began to fall into place. This is the 6th year for the community dinner. The community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be Thursday, November 26 from noon. – 2:30 p.m. at Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet, 4110 3rd Street in North Beach. The meal is free and open to all, but please RSVP so they have plenty for all.

"Farms for the Holidays" Guide Available The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) has released the 2016 "Farms for the Holidays" Winter Farm Guide. The full-color brochure showcases over 60 Southern Maryland farms and agricultural businesses in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties that offer a wide variety of farm products through the holiday season and winter months. Consider shopping at a local farm for your gifts, holiday meals and more! The Farms for the Holidays guide directs you to local farms to find all your seasonal needs. Listings feature locally-grown Christmas trees and greenery for holiday decorating, winter produce, quality meats, seafood fresh from the region’s waterways, award-winning wines, unique farm-made gifts including knitted and woven Alpaca and wool items, plus holiday-themed workshops and fun farm-hosted activities for the whole family to enjoy. The "Farms for the Holidays" Winter Farm Guide is available now to view or download on the ‘Get the Guides’ page at, or pick

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Don’t Miss the Solomons Christmas Walk Get into the holiday spirit with the Solomons Christmas Walk, Thurs. Dec. 1 to Sat. Dec. 3. Solomons will be celebrating the 32nd annual Christmas Walk with events abounding for all ages this festive weekend. Stroll the luminaria-lit streets, enjoy holiday decorations and activities. The event is held annually the first weekend in December. It’s a fun-filled time of special children’s activities, a live puppet show, open house at many of our businesses, Santa’s arrival and the Lighted Boat Parade! Stroll through our luminaria streets as you enjoy the sights and the sounds of the season.

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Hey Moms and Dads! Mark your calendars! Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Chesapeake Beach Town Hall Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:00 pm. Bring the little ones out for great photo opportunities, treats and fun. Chesapeake Beach Water Park

characters Quacks and Big Mouse will also be visiting! What a great way to end your Thanksgiving Holiday. Join us; it's fun and FREE! More details on the back cover of this issue of the Chesapeake Current!

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Home and Business Decorating Contest Solomon’s homes and businesses traditionally decorate for the holiday season, transforming Solomon’s into a magical winter wonderland for the month of December. The Solomon’s Business Association encourages this decor and awards a prize to the “Best Dressed” home and business. Criteria include the use of lights, general appearance, personal appeal, creativity, and correlation to business. Businesses need not be SBA members to win, but must be participants in the Christmas Walk. Judging will be done on Wed. Nov. 30 by 6:30 p.m. and winners will be announced on Thurs. Dec. 1st at the Christmas Walk Party at the Blue Heron Inn. Christmas Craft Market This year, the Solomons Christmas Walk plans to feature a Christmas Craft Market on Fri., Dec 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. There will be a wide range of vendors of arts and crafts, food, clothing, and any items that might make great Christmas gifts. The market will be held at the park area next door to Kingfisher’s Restaurant. Here Comes Santa Claus On Fri., Dec. 2 at dusk, (6:30-ish) Santa and his elf will arrive by fire

Lighted Boat Parade Calling all captains and crew! The annual Solomons Lighted Boat Parade will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 3, weather permitting, during the Solomons Christmas Walk. This year’s parade will be hosted by the Solomons Business Association (SBA), the Solomons Island Yacht Club (SIYC), Solomons Yachting Center (SYC), Zahniser’s Yachting Center (ZYC), Sail Solomons and the Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron (PRSPS). All boats, of any size, shape or make, are most welcome. Come out and show the Solomons community your holiday spirit by decorating your boat. All that is required is to decorate your ship’s starboard side, decorate more if the moment strikes you. For more information and a boat registration form, go to theweb site: Ahoy parade viewers! Come out to watch the Solomons Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. The parade kicks off at 6:15 p.m. from Solomons Yachting Center and heads up Back Creek, then down the creek. The parade will proceed up the Patuxent River along the boardwalk before returning to Solomons Harbor. Watch the parade from many of the restaurants and establishments on Back Creek or the Patuxent River Boardwalk! Prizes are awarded for Best Original Theme, Best Sailboat, Best Power Boat, and Best of Show.

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Beach Elections Were Fair Dear Chesapeake Current readers, The election in Chesapeake Beach is over and the final results have been posted. The campaign was a battle that produced a close election for the Mayor’s position and the town council seats. The last seat on the council was lost by just three votes. I had the privilege of being the only pole watcher from 5:00 p.m. until all votes were counted around 11:30 p.m. I would like the citizens of Chesapeake Beach to know how lucky they are to have an election judge as outstanding as Mr. Randy Getman. I am not sure if he sat down once all day. After the election doors closed, he locked everything down and then step-by-step, he took control of securing the ballots and the voting machine. The election was too close to

call so all ballots had to be counted and double checked. When time was running out to stay in the NECC, he secured everything and moved everyone to the Chesapeake Beach Town Hall. He did not rush anything or cut any corners. He read off the instructions to secure and lock the voting machine step-by-step as the state requires. No one was allowed to call or text what was going on until he had the best numbers he could get from the ballots he could read. I can assure every person in Chesapeake Beach that the results were honest and accurate thanks to the hard work of Mr. Randy Getman and his team of poll workers. It was a long day for everyone. Joe Johnson Chesapeake Beach

Vets Honor Vets Dear Chesapeake Current readers, On Fri., Nov. 11, nine Veteran-to-Veteran hospice volunteers joined Calvert Hospice staff in honoring the veterans who reside at Solomons Nursing Center, The Hermitage, Calvert County Nursing Center, and Asbury-Solomons. The volunteers brought each veteran a small gift and offered personal thanks and recognition for their service. Each facility had something different planned, so volunteers had the opportunity to visit residents in their rooms, participate in ceremonies, and meet for a social. It was a special day for all involved. Amy Szatanek, Director of Patient & Family Services for Calvert Hospice, is passionate about caring for Calvert County’s veterans. She says, “We are so honored to recognize not only Calvert Hospice patients who are veterans, but also those veterans in our local nursing homes on this important holiday. We are committed to ensuring that all of our veterans receive the best care possible.” “We appreciate each and every veteran who has volunteered to help us honor veterans in Calvert County. Our Vet-to-Vet volunteers are wonderful people who are passionate about caring for veterans, especially those who are coming to the end of their life. We are so thankful

to have a program that allows us to reach out to others in our community this way,” says Amanda Peterson, Volunteer Coordinator for Calvert Hospice. Calvert Hospice Chaplain Bill Miller states, “Our veteran volunteering program is a means to break down barriers, such as stoicism, and allows the veteran patients and residents an avenue to tell their stories.” Amanda Peterson Calvert Hospice

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By Susan Shaw

Electing Change – and Losing Community Leaders Tues., Nov. 8th, Election Day, was a very exciting day. I was pretty sure that Donald Trump would win the electoral college to become our next President, but those nagging worries that I could be wrong prevailed. I was “working� the poll, which means manning the Republican tent at Patuxent High School. As the day wore on, I felt even more strongly that Donald Trump would win. Why? The numbers of minorities that gave me a thumbs up after they voted was surprising. As I talked to the public, I heard the same words from voters of all colors and ethnic backgrounds: they wanted America to be great again, they feared a too-liberal Supreme Court, they wanted to end the corruption in Washington (Drain the Swamp), and wanted the economy to really recover. At least in Calvert County, we are much more alike than we are diverse. That Tuesday morning did not begin well, though. I listened to the morning news on Star 98.3 FM, hearing with shock and dismay that Cliff Savoy had been killed in a tragic motorcycle accident when he hit a deer on Route 4 just south of Prince Frederick, ejected from the bike into northbound traffic, where he was hit by on-coming traffic that could not stop. My heart sank. Not Cliff! I met Cliff Savoy when he ran for the Board of Education. Later, he ran for Commissioner. He was a devoted Democrat, leading the Democratic Central Committee for Calvert County for a time. He was also a devoted Union member and leader. Cliff cared. He was a man of integrity who gave back. Our party differences never affected our friendship, because Cliff was bigger than that. He knew how to put things in perspective. Each time his autistic son’s name came up, Cliff cried. He had a wonderful, warm smile, and was not sparing in giving hugs. What a loss to our whole community!! Cliff Savoy’s death reminded me yet again, that this has been a year of major losses among our Black community. I hate it when I start ticking off the names in my mind, but I can’t ignore just how massive those losses are. The Republican Party has suffered losses, also. Spencer Sewell was an amazing man. He was the consummate businessman, owning and running Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick. He was also a farmer who raised cattle. He was generous, intelligent, and loyal. Ruth Reid has been such a constant in my life since I first arrived in Calvert County. I worked for the Tri-County Youth Services as a psychotherapist in the schools with at-risk, acting-out, children. Ruth was in a leadership role in the School system.

She was a school counselor who became a Pupil Services Worker, then headed that division up as the Pupil Services Worker Supervisor. She was the Director of Special Education. Ruth led the choir at Plum Pt. Methodist Church. She always played a leadership role at the NAACP, and especially African-American Community Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard. She was a founder with others of the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department. She was a member of the Liquor Board, appointed by the Governor, for Calvert County. She and her husband, Jessie, ran Reid’s Bus Service. Ruth was hardworking, loyal, dedicated, and perceptive. She could be counted upon. Ruth’s good friend and NAACP cohort, Cora Drumgo, passed on recently. Cora toiled quietly, but efficiently, along with Ruth, doing their best to keep Calvert County just for all and to celebrate the Black heritage with African American Community Day. Cora was the treasurer for the NAACP. She was reliable, kind, giving. MacArthur Jones, known to all as Mac, was a humble, hardworking school leader. He ran Huntingtown Elementary School by day as the very competent and well-liked Principal, then worked at Safeway in the evenings. He still found time to speak to Cub Scouts, to open the school for evening events. Mac helped to found the Concerned Black Men of Calvert County and remained devoted to this benevolent organization until his death—committed to provide our Black youth with mentors, role models, and enrichment experiences to counteract the effects of growing up in disjointed families and in poverty. He served on the Planning Commission, the Board of Education, the Board of the College of Southern Maryland with distinction. He was a devoted church member and family man. His contributions to Calvert County were immense. Annette Funn was an enterprise in herself. An energetic retired scientist, she made Calvert County her work. That prodigious work could be seen at the League of Women Voters, at her church, on the Commission for Women, as a co-founder of Concerned Black Women, in her column in the Chesapeake Current, and in her involvement in the Gideons. Annette led in a very genteel manner, but she also led with conviction and competence. She was interested in just about everything. She didn’t forget names—even of my grandchildren. Her life of giving truly embodied her religious devotion. About the Author: Susan Shaw of Huntingtown is a retired Calvert County Commissioner.

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Willie Baggerly, 91 Willie Garland Baggerly, age 91, of Huntingtown passed away Nov. 13, 2016 at his residence. He was born Apr. 21, 1925 in Danville, VA to Gilbert Garland and Myrtle (Hankins) Beggerly. Willie was raised in Danville, VA and Leasburg, NC. He joined the United States Army on Sept. 30, 1943 and was honorably discharged on Jan. 6, 1946. Willie moved to Calvert County in 1960 and was self-employed as a carpenter building houses. In his leisure time, Willie enjoyed gardening, animals feeding birds, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his daughter Betty Lou Curtis of Huntingtown and son Daniel James “Danny” Baggerly and his wife Jennifer of Mechanicsville. He is also survived by grandchildren Sharlena and Gilbert Humphries and J. Daniel Baggerly, as well as great-grandchildren Nicholas Kanar and Brooke and Brandy Baggerly. Willie was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte Rosalie Baggerly.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD 20678. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Daniel Brown, 100 On the evening of Oct. 31, 2016, God called one of his children, Daniel Joseph Brown, to his place of rest. Daniel was the youngest son born to the late John Wesley and Maggie Ogden Brown of Willows, MD. Daniel celebrated his 100'" birthday on Oct. 4, 2016. He was educated in the public schools of Calvert County. As a young child he moved to Washington D.C. During his teenage years Daniel returned to Calvert and began working as a cook at the Dowell and Grover store in St. Leonard. It was during this time he met a lovely lady named Octavia Gross. On Mar. 22, 1937, they were united in holy matrimony and were married for 64 years. Daniel and Octavia were also blessed with eight children from this union. While living in St. Leonard, Daniel and his family attended St .John's UMC, St. Luke and Brooks United Meth-

odist Church. As his family grew, Daniel worked as a farmer and then as a construction worker. He was a dedicated and excellent provider for his family. He was promoted to the position of a shop steward for Local 74 AFL-CIO Labor Union. Daily he traveled long distances to various places such as Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Germantown, and Washington, D.C. He did this while still farming. Daniel built a house and moved his family to Sunderland in 1954.During this time he and his family became members of St. Edmond's United Methodist Church and then later transferred to Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church. In retirement, Daniel pursued his passion of fishing. He would travel as far as Florida to go fishing. He also greatly enjoyed going to the Octlvert Pines Senior Center to play pool. He often stated that his sons could not beat him at this game. Daniel is now rest with those who preceded him in death, his wife Octavia; sons Larry and Stephen and grandson Larry. Daniel leaves to cherish his memories; sons Shelton (Alberta), Allan (Cleo), William (Darlene), Wondel (Gladys); daughters; Beverly Griffith (Carl) and Sandra Lee Scott(Willie); daughters in law, Claudette Brown and Nilsa Brown; grandson Everett Brown whom he raised; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren along with many other relatives and friends. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Gertrude Burnette, 84 G e r t r u d e Elizabeth (Savoy) Burnette, age 84, of Huntingtown, passed away on Nov. 4, 2016. Gertrude was born in Aquasco, MD on Oct. 21, 1932 to the late Andrew and Agnes Hester Proctor Savoy. She was a homemaker who enjoyed dancing, cleaning and decorating, and baking and cooking, especially her famous cabbage and potatoes. She is survived by her sons, Calvin Burnette and his wife Melissa, of Charles County, MD and Carter Henderson and his wife Margie of Davenport, FL; daughters, Gloria Wade and her husband Francis of Hughesville, MD and Patricia Toye of Waldorf, and Barbara Wells and her husband Norman R. Wells, Jr. of Newburg, MD; sisters, Marian Brown of Clinton, MD and Lucille Brown and her husband Donald of Huntingtown; 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Her two sons, David and Michael Toye, five brothers, Leroy, Joseph, James, Harry and William Toye and three sisters, Agnes Wills, Elsie Green and Annalise Savoy have predeceased her. Donations in Gertrude’s memory may be made to her family. Raymond-Wood Funeral Home in Dunkirk handled arrangements.

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Suzanne Cibulay, 83 Suzanne P. Cibulay, age 83, of Solomons passed away on Nov. 17, 2016 at her residence. Born Jan. 19, 1933 in Calvert County, she was the daughter of the late Norman H.

and Reba G. Pardoe. Suzanne was educated and graduated from the Calvert County public schools in 1950. Upon graduation, she moved to Washington, DC and worked for the C&P Telephone Company. In 1956 she moved home and worked for the Maryland National Bank. Suzanne retired as Assistant Manger at the Bank of America in Lusby. In 1959, she married Ronald Cibulay. Ronnie and Suzanne were married for 53 years. She was a hard worker and loved her family dearly, especially her nephews and niece. Suzanne is survived by her sister, Norma Lee Buckler (George), nephews, Stanley (Nancy), and Bradley (Joan), niece Jackie (Gary), grand nephews, Christopher (Charity) and Matthew, great grand nieces, Julie, and Katie, and great grand nephew David. Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents, Reba G. and Norman H. Pardoe and her husband, Ronald Cibulay. Visitation will be Fri., Nov. 25 at 10:00 a.m. followe by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby MD 20657 Serving as pallbearers will be Leroy Elliott, Wayne Pardoe, Donald Dowell, David Pardoe, Christopher Buckler and Matthew Buckler. Memorial contributions may be made to: Middleham - St. Peters Episcopal Church, 10210 H. G. Trueman Road, P.O. Box 277, Lusby MD 20657. Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby handled arrangements.

Bob Dickens, 62 Robert “Bob” William Dickens, age 62, of Chesapeake Beach, passed away Nov. 11, 2016 at The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He was born May 18, 1954 in Washington, DC to Jack Hilton and Florence (Bailey) Dickens, Sr. Bob was raised in Landover Hills, MD and attended Prince George’s Schools. Bob married the former Karen Butler and they resided in Chesapeake Beach since 1986. He was employed as a service manager for Penske Truck Leasing until retiring in 2010. For many years Bob was a youth football coach. Bob was an avid sports fan enjoying football, NASCAR, and golf, although he did not play well. He was also known for his sweet tooth. He treasured his family especially his grandchildren and was an exceptional husband and father. Surviving are his wife Karen Dickens of Chesapeake Beach; children David Dickens and his wife Jennifer of Harrisburg, NC; Tracey Dickens and significant other Tony Smith of North Beach; Michael Dickens and his wife Ariane of Triangle, VA and Diana Dickens and

significant other Eric Herdeman of North Beach; ten grandchildren and expecting another in December; sister Joyce Andrews and her husband Mike of Concord, NC; and brother John Dickens of Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Hope, sister Donna Williams and brothers David and Jack Dickens, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD 20678. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Ralph Davis, 73 Ralph Lawrence "Newny" Davis Sr., of Davidsonville, passed away on Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016, at the age of 73. He was born in Annapolis on May 25, 1943, to Teresa (Shippherd) and Fred

Davis. He was recently retired from the printing industry where he was a master. He had been involved in printing since the 1960's. His life's passions included astronomy, chess, auto mechanics and music, all of which he generously shared his knowledge of with his grandchildren. He was also an original member of Costco and spent the latter part of his life promoting the many benefits of membership. He is survived by his six children, Ralph Jr., Cindy, Cheryl, Casi, Torri, and Jane, and their respective spouses, his three stepchildren, Alan, Anita, and Aimee. He was a loving grandfather to twelve grandchildren, Chris, Penny, Gene, Alex, Tyler, Tessa, Baylee, Trey, Danny, Caitlyne, Jordan, and Jenny, and many great-grandchildren, brother to four sisters, Jane Andrew, Mary Long-Thomas, Julie Fowler, and Nancy Reed, an uncle and friend to Anne, Renee, Betty, and many others. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Norman "Spike" Davis. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Riva Vol. Fire Department, 3123 Riva Road, Riva, MD 21140. Lee Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Barbara Ferguson, 74 Barbara Ann Ferguson, age 74, of Mechanicsville passed away Nov. 9, 2016 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1942 in Washington, D.C. to Ray Chester and Carolyn Blanche (Sinclair) Bass. Barbara was raised in Hyattsville and graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1960. She married Morris Leroy Ferguson on March 10, 1962 and they lived in Hyattsville until moving to Huntingtown in the late 1970’s and have lived in Mechanicsville since 2007. Barbara was primarily a homemaker and was previously employed as a keypunch operator at the naval research lab in Benedict. In her leisure time, Barbara enjoyed

gardening and spending time with family. Maurice was a farmer, raising tobacco Neal Gemeny, 74 and cows. He also served as a Justice of the She is survived by her daughter Sandra Peace in Calvert County. Maurice was a Jean Snyder and husband Ben of MechanicsRobert "Neal' member of Calvert Jaycees, Calvert Sportsville, MD; grandson Gregory Penn DenniGemeny, Sr., of man Club, a Charter Member of Huntingson, Jr. of Scottsdale, AZ, sister Carole Jean Chesapeake Beach, town Volunteer Fire Department and Deihs of Salem, AR and granddaughter passed away on Thurs- Charter Member of Calvert Elks 2620. He day, November 10, was also a member of Mt. Harmony-Lower Bonnie Snyder of Indian Head, MD. 2016, at the age of 74. Marlboro United Methodist Church. Barbara was preceded in death by her Robert was born on husband Morris Leroy Ferguson in 2013. Maurice was a fan of the Washington June 16, 1942, in Redskins and NASCAR. He enjoyed Rausch Funeral Home in Owings Washington, DC, to hunting, fishing, being a self-employed handled arrangements. Lena J. (Mason) and Ferguson Gemeny, Sr. businessman, and spending time with He was a school bus driver for Prince family, especially his grandchildren. Georges County Public Schools for 30 years, Maurice is survived by sons Maurice C. Nobi Hamilton, 87 retiring in 2011. Hardesty, Jr. and his wife Cynthia of He loved fishing, crabbing on Breezy Owings, Timothy W. Hardesty and his wife Bonnie “Nobi” Nobuko Hamilton, Point. He was an avid Washington Redskins Laura of Sunderland, Charles Michael fan, was very involved in his community and he Hardesty of Sunderland and Russell Miles of Prince Frederick, loved to spend time with his family. Hardesty of Huntingtown. He is also passed away Sun. He was the beloved husband of Pauline Nov. 6, 2016 at D. (Osinski) Gemeny. He was the loving father survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 greatTaylor Farms of Susan Midgett and her husband William grandchildren, sisters Elsie Mae Buckmaster of Chesapeake Beach and Mary Jane Collins Assisted Living in and Robert N. “Buddy” Gemeny, Jr. and his of Huntingtown as well as numerous nieces Bushwood, MD, at wife Kathleen. He was the proud and devoted and nephews. grandfather of three grandchildren, brother of the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his sister She was born April 24, 1929, in Carole Scott and her husband David and uncle Lillian Hardesty and a brother James Russell to several nieces and nephews. Hardesty, Jr. Sacramento, CA, the fourth of five children He was preceded in death by brother, Memorial contributions may be made to the late Iwazo and Kishino Nakamura. A Ferguson Gemeny, Jr. to: Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, 238 second generation Japanese-American, Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD Bonnie was raised by her father and older arrangements. 20678. sisters and brother, as her mother passed Rausch Funeral Home in Owings away when she was five-years-old. handled arrangements. She grew up in Loomis, CA and during Maurice Hardesty, 79 her teenage years after WWII began, her Ann Severn, 85 Maurice Clevefamily was forced to live in an internment land Hardesty, Sr., Ann T. Severn camp in Tule Lake, CA. After the internage 79, of Huntingof Prince Frederick ment, her family moved to Chicago, IL, town passed away passed away peacewhere she earned her degree from University Nov. 15, 2016 at fully on Tues., Nov. of Illinois in Speech Pathology and married Burnett Calvert 8, 2016, at the age of her husband, James Hamilton. Hospice House. He 85. Ann was born on She raised five children while maintainwas born Apr. 21, Oct. 3, 1931 in 1937 in Sunderland ing a lifelong career in education as a highly Scranton, PA, to regarded Speech Pathologist in the Prince to James Russell, Sr. and Mary Eleanor Veronica (McDermott) and Severin Riedl. George’s County School system. She was (Marquess) Hardesty. Maurice was raised in Sunderland and She was the beloved wife of the late devoted to her career and touched the lives attended Huntingtown Elementary and Robert F. Severn and the loving mother of of many children with special needs. Calvert High School. Timothy, Mary, James, Patricia and Robert. Bonnie is survived by her five children, He joined the Army National Guard, Robert Hamilton, Dawn Gallo, Tom serving from 1954-1960 as a sergeant. He Ann was the proud and devoted grandHamilton, David Hamilton, and Mary Ann was formerly married to Georgia Lee Miles mother of 12 and great-grandmother of six. She is also survived by numerous other Gallo and her five grandchildren, Angela and they resided in Sunderland. Maurice owned and operated family and friends. Mckinley, Derek Hamilton, Dagny HamilLee Funeral Home in Owings handled ton, Reiko Gallo and Allison Gallo. She was Hardesty’s Store in Sunderland from 1969 arrangements. the sister of Kay Takagishi, Marie Kitazumi, until 2002. and Naoko Nakamura. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Hamilton, brother Joe NakaNow Offering... mura, and sister Ryoko (Leo) Nakamura. A devoted mother and wife whose AUSCH REMATORY P.A. steadfast strength and love was beyond measure. Her love, warmth, and compassion Calvert County’s will forever be missed by her family. A memorial service and reception for ONLY On-site Crematory family and friends will be held on Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, at the Solomon’s Landing CondoWhere Heritage and Life are celebrated. minium Pavilion at 3:00 p.m. in Solomons. Memorial donations can be made to the Serving Calvert, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s Counties Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite Lusby Port Republic Owings 400, Fairfax, VA 22030 or the American 20 American Ln. 4405 Broomes Island Rd. 8325 Mount Harmony Ln. Cancer Society, P O Box 22718, Oklahoma 410-326-9400 410-586-0520 410-257-6181 City, OK 73123-1718. Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.


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Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box Paul David 5216, Glen Allen VA 23058. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangeLenharr Sr., age 70, of Huntingtown, passed ments. away peacefully surrounded by his Sol Martin, 79 children on Fri., Nov. 11, 2016 at Calvert Sol Edward Memorial Hospital. Martin was born He was born August August 22, 1937 to 4, 1946. the late Prue and Paul Sr. is survived by his son Paul Birdie Scott Martin at Lenharr II, daughters Elizabeth Lenharr, Aalisa Johns Hopkins Thoms, and Kelley Seidenman, and his Hospital in Baltimore. brothers Raymond and Urtha Lenharr, along He passed away Nov. with many loving grandchildren, nieces, 3, 2016 at age 79. nephews and extended family. He grew up in Baltimore and Ellicott Paul was a loving father, grandfather, and City, and was educated in the public school friend to all. system of Howard County. He was a graduate Paul loved his Harley Davidson motor- of Harriet Tubman High School, where he cycle and enjoyed long rides with friends and found his love of music, first playing the drums family. He enjoyed spending time with his in the high school band and later his favorite children and grandchildren, always a favorite instrument, the bass guitar. time for them. Paul was active with the Calvert He joined the Marine Corps after high Elks lodge for many years, serving in several school and was sent to Parris Island, SC for leadership positions and selflessly giving his boot camp. He was assigned to duty stations in time towards the betterment of the organiza- Honolulu, HI; San Diego, CA; Suez Canal and tion. Known as “the man in black,” Paul was a Puerto Rico and he later received an honorable regular and welcome face when patrons visited discharge. the lodge for various functions and events. Sol continued his education at Catonsville Paul’s favorite quote and one that he lived Community College, earning a degree in by: “What we do for ourselves dies with us. computer science and later pursued a What we do for others and the world remains bachelor's degree in computer science at and is immortal.” – Albert Pike Coppin State University. He was employed in various sectors of the workforce, which included working at a paper factory, as a disk operating system (DOS) programmer at IBM, a computer program analyst at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a disk jockey known as 'Big Sol," a truck driver, at a sewage treatment facility and also a delivery business. Sol was also an accomplished, self-taught bass player and his talent ultimately landed him a spot as a backup bass player for James Brown, as well as other popular artists of the late 60’s. Sol entered into Holy Matrimony with Betty Wallace of Port Republic, and took her to be his helpmate and friend. They briefly lived in Port Republic, before making their permanent residence in Lusby. Sol cherished his children, and treasured every minute he spent with them. He also held his extended family and friends dear to his heart.

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John Rome Knapp, age 69, a resident of Rose Haven for 40 years, passed away Nov. 16, 2016. He was born June 7, 1947 in Washington D.C. to Rome and Margaret (Tayman) Knapp. John was raised in D.C. and graduated from Mackin High School. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1966, served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1968. He married Catherine Tayman and she preceded him in death. In 2008, he married Mai Thanh. John retired from Washington Gas Company, and then became a part owner of Williams Construction, a subsidiary of Washington Gas. John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, traveling with Mai and playing golf. John is survived by his wife, Mai, a daughter Rebecca A. “Becky” Hunt and husband Jason of Solomons, and a son Sean R. Knapp and wife Syrinia of Summerville, SC. Also surviving are grandchildren Garrett, Madeline, Gavin, Zoe and Ethan, a brother Rome Knapp and a step-child Huy Thanh. Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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Sol truly loved God and the word of God. He was baptized at an early. His final place of worship was Brooks United Methodist Church in St. Leonard, where he served as a faithful member under the leadership of Pastor Jason L. Robinson. Sol's love for the church was evident. You could always find him on the end of the pew on the right side of the sanctuary, even if his wife had to work. He fondly talked of his church and enjoyed watching it grow. He was always proud when his children would visit and join him for Sunday morning service. Sol leaves a legacy of cherished memories to: his wife, Betty Martin; daughters, Regina Sollette McCaskill, Ronnetta Martin and Arlene Stanton; son, Ronald Martin; son-inlaw, Marcus McCaskill; stepson, Newell "Tank" Williams (Shauna); grandchildren, Raymir, Jakara, Jarmarcus, Amarie, Alaina, Kei-Shauna, Newvari and Newkai; mother in-law, Bertha Wallace; sisters in-law, Octavia Wallace and Gladys Jones (Francis); brothersin-law: Jerome, Mark (Velvet), Francis (Claudette) and Michael Wallace; his favorite cousin who was like a sister, Marie Dingle; a favorite nephew, Andre Jones and a host of other relatives and friends. Sol was preceded in death by his only brother, Harold Prue Martin. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Geraldine McGowan, 95 Geraldine Joan McGowan, age 95, of Huntingtown passed away Nov. 10, 2016 at Calvert County Nursing Center. She was born July 27, 1921 in Moosic, PA to Adrian and Kathryn F. (Burke) Stalbird. Geraldine was raised in Moosic and graduated from Moosic High School. She married James Francis McGowan and they made their home in Moosic until moving to Washington, D.C. in 1952. Geraldine was primarily a homemaker until moving to D.C. where she worked as a long distance operator, and later a plant assigner with C&P Telephone Company until retiring at age 62 after 30 years of


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service. In her leisure time, Geraldine loved dancing and she was a member of the women’s auxiliary at VFW Post 9619 in Morningside and a member of the Temple Hills Elks Lodge. She is survived by her son James F. McGowan and his wife Laura of Huntingtown, grandson Christopher McGowan of Huntingtown and great-granddaughters Violet and Iris. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband James Francis McGowan and daughter Patricia McGowan. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Berlin Ruddle, 100 Berlin Ruddle, age 100, of Huntingtown passed away Nov. 6, 2016 at Shepherd's Glen Assisted Living in Taneytown, MD. He was born Feb. 4, 1916 in Germany Valley, WV to Harness Lee and Cora Etta (Dove) Ruddle. Berlin was raised in Germany Valley and Riverton, WV and graduated from Circleville High School in 1936. He attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago in the summer of 1938, and this was his first time leaving the state of West Virginia. Berlin was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 17, 1941. He moved to Mt. Rainier in 1945, Washington, D.C. in 1949, Hyattsville in 1951, and Huntingtown in 1978 following his retirement. He was employed as a service technician with Washington Gas Light Company. Berlin was a former member, trustee and Sunday school teacher at Calvary Memorial Church in Hyattsville. He was an active member and trustee at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Huntingtown. In his leisure time, Berlin enjoyed fixing things, which came to be known as “ruddleizing”. He is survived by daughter Linda M. Johnson and husband Bill of Huntingtown and son Edward L. Ruddle and wife Gloria of Inwood, WV. Also surviving are grandchildren Kimberly Gardiner and husband Brian of Westminster, MD; William R. Johnson, Jr. and wife Jodi of Darnestown, MD; and Donald Ruddle and wife Nancy of Williamsport, MD; as well as nine greatgrandchildren. Berlin was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ruddle and granddaughter Christina Young. Visitation will be Mon., Nov. 28 at 11a.m. followed by a funeral service at noon at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3800 Old Town Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639. Memorial donations may be made to either The Gideons International ( or Pacific Garden

Mission, 1458 S Canal Street, Chicago IL 60607 ( Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Cliff Savoy, 50 C l i f t o n Emanuel Savoy, Jr., age 50, known as “Cliff” and "The Hammer" of Lusby passed away on Sun., Nov. 6, 2016 in a tragic motorcycle accident as we reported in the Nov. 10 edition of the Chesapeake Current. He was the son of the late Clifton E. Savoy and Ethel Savoy. Cliff was an active and dedicated leader of the Calvert Democratic Party, and a member of Sheet Metal Local Union 100 for over 20 years; nine of those years as a Business Representative. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Tyann; two sons, Clifton Savoy III and Riley Robinson; three daughters, Danisha Savoy, Tameka Collins (Sean) and Latashia Harmon; three grandchildren, Ryleigh, Trevon and Amari; mother, Ethel Savoy; four sisters, Joyce Young, Kathy Greenwell (Darron), Danielle and Nicole Wright, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many sisters and brothers in the Labor movement. A memorial service was conducted by the Reverend Ralph P. Duke on Nov. 18 at First Christian Community Church, 1800 Hall Brown Rd., Annapolis MD 21401. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to William Reese & Sons Mortuary, 1922 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Jim Sipe, 72 William Nelson “Jim” Sipe, Sr., age 72, passed away Nov. 15, 2016 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. Jim was born Oct. 6, 1944 in Calvert County, raised in Chaneyville and attended public schools. He was primarily a farmer, raising tobacco, corn, soybeans and livestock. He worked for Camp Kaufmann, a former summer camp in Huntingtown, as a maintenance supervisor and he was also a truck driver for Maryland Tobacco Growers Association. He married Marilyn Fink in March 1963 and they lived in Huntingtown. He was a member of the Maryland Farm Bureau. Jim truly loved farming and spending time with his family. Jim is survived by daughter Sharon A. Sipe, grandson Seth Dalton Robinson of Huntingtown, and also by his companion Cindy White of Owings. He is also survived by siblings Charles E. “Shot” Sipe of Chantilly, VA, Roger L. “Dick” Sipe, Glenn A. “Bunk” Sipe, Brian K. “Flapjack” Sipe all of Lothian, and Deborah “Debbie” Howlin of Chantilly, VA and daughter-in-law Brenda Sipe of Huntingtown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, sons William N. “Billy” and John E. Sipe, and a brother Donald “Doodle” Sipe. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, Arlington VA 22312. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

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Roy Thomas, 83

Joseph Thomas Sirna Jr., age 65, passed away, with his wife by his side, on Nov. 12, 2016 at his home in St Leonard after a three-year battle with cancer. Joe was born Feb. 13, 1951 in Cumberland, MD, the third child of Joseph T. Sirna Sr. and Mary Virginia (Tysinger) Sirna. He was educated at St. Mary’s School and Bishop Walsh High School, graduating in the Class of 1970. He then went to Frostburg State College, earning a Masters Degree in Education. He worked in public education for 32 years, teaching in Prince Georges County, Allegany County, and Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, where he taught for 27 years, retiring in 2007. Joe was a unique personality – he spoke his mind about everything and had a quirky sense of humor. He was witty and sarcastic and he used those qualities to try to hide his surprisingly sweet side from his friends, but never from his wife Elaine. He loved going to Gateway, the Steelers, Natural Light, the Holiday Inn on 66th in OC, and buying jewelry. He also dearly loved “his girls” all the way to the end of his life. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife Elaine, his sons Vinnie and Sammy, his brother Wayne (Michelle), his sisters Mary Jo (Jerry), Gee, and Krista (Lester), Elaine’s children, Laura, Sarah, Carolyn (Alvin), and James AKA “Homer” (Brandi), and Elaine’s grandchildren, Daniel, Carlyn, Devonte, Timothy, Margaret and Alaina. Brothers-in-law John (Debbie) and Mark (Robyn), and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and former students. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Larry, his children’s mother, and two of Elaine’s grandchildren Kylee and Joseph. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Leonard Vol. Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 200 Calvert Beach Road, St. Leonard MD 20685. Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic handled arrangements.

Leroy J. Thomas, known as “Roy,” was born Dec 1, 1933, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 10, 2016 at age 83. He was the son of the late James Thomas and Frances (Harvey) Thomas of Charles County. He worked as a janitor for the Gough Corp. Roy enjoyed life with his family and friends and loved to chat about the good old days. He moved into an assisted living in Calvert County in the early 90’s when his health began to fail. In 2014, Roy moved to Calvert Nursing Home, where he departed this life. Roy is preceded in death by his parents James and Frances Thomas, and siblings Louise Thomas Wood and William, James, and Lewis Thomas. He leaves to cherish his memories to his nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

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Adam Watson, 38 J. Adam Watson, age 38, went home to God on August 28, 2016. Adam was born in Annapolis and raised in Holland Point. He graduated from Southern High School in 1996. He is survived by his parents, Valerie and Craig Watson and his sister Jennifer and aunts, uncles and cousins. Adam and his contagious smile touched many lives near and far. He never met a stranger that wasn't a friend. He had a deep love for his church and the Chesapeake Bay. He was a Redsox and Patriots fan and enjoyed country music. He is truly missed and his genuine, caring and loving spirit lives on. Contributions can be made to the Adam Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund at

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CURRENT EVENTS The Annmarie Gift Shop A great place to find something special! Stop in and browse our inventory of unique gifts for children and adults. Holiday shopping ideas for everyone. Local artists are featured. Arnika Eskeland makes unique handbags made from men’s suits and recycled fabrics. Maribeth Boeke Ganzell's beautiful batik hand-stamped scarves and shawls make great gifts. Chuck Knagg creates exquisite pens that writers will treasure. Rewined Candles made from discarded wine bottles. 10% off fall decorations from an eclectic selection of autumn-themed items. Handmade Holiday Ornament Show & Sale thru Jan. 1 is full of favorites and new surprises! Beautifully decorated trees will fill the Murray Arts Building with handmade ornaments. New this year, an array of handmade wreaths are available. Annmarie Gardens, Dowell Rd. “Small Works” Holiday Art Show As the Holiday season approaches, the artists of Artworks@7th have been busily preparing one-of-a-kind “Small Works” trinkets, stocking stuffers, and other unique works of art to help customers new and old celebrate the season and be a gift giving superstar. This special show will run thru Jan. 1 with an Opening Reception and complimentary refreshments on Sat., Dec. 3 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Artworks@7th, 8905 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. Gallery Hours are Thu.-Sun., 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (410) 286-5278 or visit NDCT Presents “Annie Jr.” New Direction Community Theater annual

Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day: The Calvert Marine Museum and Museum Store, Solomons, are closed. All Calvert Library locations close at 5:00 p.m. Wed, Nov. 23 and reopen at 9:00 a.m. Sat.

Friday, November 25 American Indian Heritage Day: Celebrate the culture of the indigenous peoples of Southern Maryland. Check the daily events schedule at the admissions desk for special tour times. Free with museum admission. 10:00

Parade and Santa: The Pat Carpenter Parade begins at 1st St. in North Beach at noon and brings Santa to greet children and hear their Shop Locally Till You Drop On Small Christmas wishes. 1st-7th St. on Bay Ave., Business Saturday: Make those holiday North Beach. Free. wishes come true for everyone on your list at the Calvert Marine Museum Store. Open from 10:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Gifts to Sunday, December 4 please all ages and tastes. Shoppers can enjoy a 20% discount on purchases, if they ask on this day. Calvert Marine Children's Holiday and Tree Trimming Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Party: Free for kids and their families from Solomons. More information or to place 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Captain Avery Calvert County Business Owners The Calvert County Department of an order, please call (410) 326-2750 or Museum, 1418 E. Shady Side Road, Shady Maureen at Side. Info: (410) 867-4486. Economic Development is preparing to email update its strategic plan and needs your help! This plan will focus on many of the economic development objectives to be Oldies Request Night Dance: The Sons pursued for the next five years and serve as a of the American Legion Stallings Williams Wednesday, December 7 summary of key program activities. You can Post 206 will host its bimonthly Oldies help develop a common direction to build a Dance from 7:00-11:30 p.m. in the Upper Holiday Dinner: Free State Fly Fishers vibrant, diverse economy, support a robust Level Ballroom of the Post at 3330 Chesa- invite everyone who fly fishes or is interested business base and attract and empower a peake Beach Road East. The cost of $10 in the sport to join other enthusiasts. skilled workforce for a strong future. Please per person includes draft beer & fountain Holiday dinner at 6:00 p.m. at Mike’s Crab take a few moments to complete a brief sodas. For info call (301) 855-6644. House on the South River at the Riva Road questionnaire and let us know your Public welcome. Bridge. Cash bar starts at 6:00 p.m. Dinner thoughts. Contact to take service begins at 6:30 p.m. For more this survey. information contact Tom Gooding at Fri., Dec. 2 & Sat., Dec. 3 or Joe Slayton Coolest Event of the Year The Polar Bear Plunge in North Beach on Solomons Christmas Walk: Stroll the at Jan. 1, 2017 will draw hundreds of partici- luminaria lit streets and begin holiday festivipants and spectators. Sponsorships cost $325 ties with this annual tradition in Solomons. The Free State Fly Fishers: A non-profit and include your logo on t-shirts and board- 6:00-9:00 p.m. In addition to all of the organization with a mission of conservation walk banner for the entire year. If you are activities on the island, enjoy Annmarie interested in sponsoring this exciting local Garden in Lights and the ever-popular lighted and preservation of our natural resources event, please contact Dawn Richardson boat parade. The Calvert Marine Museum is and the promotion of fly fishing and an (301) 855-6681 of offering its own holiday delights for visitors of affiliate of the Federation of Fly Fishers. Deadline is all ages – admission is free! To learn more Meetings are held the first Wed. of each about the Solomons Christmas Walk, month (except for Jun., Jul., and Aug.) at Dec. 5. 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public free of charge. For more information contact Dale a.m.–5:00 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, christmas-walk. Read, Solomons. For more info: visit or call (410) Friday, December 2 326-2042. Saturday, December 10 CSM Connections Literary Magazine Publication Reading: Contributors will read Holiday Craft Fair: The Northern Band Wednesday, November 30 and discuss their published works. 7:30 p.m. Boosters presents the 14th Annual College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Song Circle / Jam Session: Singer-musicians Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Holiday Craft Fair in the Northern High trading songs, taking turns in choosing and Rooms 103/104, 8730 Mitchell Rd.La Plata. School cafeteria and Mary Harrison Center leading a group of musicians. A range of Free., (301) from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., to benefit Northern High band programs. Shop for 934-7864, playing abilities and experience can be one-of-a-kind gifts such as handmade expected. Public is welcome to participate or jewelry, holiday decorations, candles, just observe. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Calvert Library gourmet food, sportswear, artwork, and Southern Branch, 13920 H.G. Trueman Rd., Saturday, December 3 more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit before Solomons. (410) 326-5289. Family Holiday Photos: Pictures will be returning to the North Pole. Enjoy an taken at SOFE Horse Rescue's 1st annual elementary school holiday concert from Holiday photos with the horses and Santa. 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Mary Harrison Pets are also welcome! Photos by Catalina Center. Requested donation of $3 Devore Photography. $10 per image. Kid's per person over age 18. Contact crafts and bake sale. Proceeds benefit SOFE Rescue, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Hunting- for more information. town Tractor Supply Co., 3150 Solomons Island Rd., Huntingtown. Visit Christmas Market: Expert craftsmen with sensational gifts for your holiday giving, gourmet cocoa, Glühwein, music and Christmas Singspiration: At the Interde- home-baked goods make the 10th Annual nominational Union Church at 7:00 p.m. Christmas Market the place. Bring your red followed by desserts, coffee, and fellowship. or green boot mug from previous years and The Church is located next to the North just buy refills. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., All Beach Town Hall at 8912 Chesapeake Avenue. This free event is offered with the Saints' Episcopal Church, corner of Rts 2 & compliments of the Congregation. All are 4, Sunderland. Rain, snow or shine! Free cordially invited. Questions may be directed admission & parking. Proceeds benefit to Nadine Garrett at (410) 257-3555. parish & community projects. Info (410) 286-7586. kid’s holiday show with an all-“no adults” cast. Fri. and Sat. evenings, Dec. 2-3 and 9-10 at 7:00 p.m. Matinee performances on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 3-4 and 10-11 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 /adults and $10/students, and may be purchased by visiting NDCT’s web site, Tickets may be purchased at the door, but reservations are advised. Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Blvd., St. Leonard.

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Donors Needed For Holiday Sharing Program There is an urgent need for additional donors for Anne Arundel County’s 2016 Holiday Sharing Program, which matches low-income families and senior citizens with donors willing to help. Donors purchase and personally deliver a holiday meal and/or gifts to an eligible family or senior in need the week of Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. More than 900 families/seniors are currently waiting for a donor match for Thanksgiving. This is the 36th year that the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services has operated the Holiday Sharing Program. Individuals, churches, neighborhood or school groups and businesses can register to become donors online by visiting “Last year, with the community's support, more than 8,200 low-income families and seniors throughout the county received food and or gifts for the holidays,” said Anne Arundel DSS Director Carnitra White. “This is a tremendous opportunity to help give the gift of hope to a family or senior in need this holiday season.” Each year, the Department works with more than 40 community partners who are also helping families and/or seniors for the holidays and who help us avoid duplication of services across the county. The Department is currently matching donors and families/seniors for Thanksgiving. To request a paper donor application by mail, or for other questions or concerns, email, or call (410) 269-4462.

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CURRENT - B-13.75 -- Trim to 10.00:W X 12.00”D -- CMYK

Chesapeake Current 112416  
Chesapeake Current 112416  

The Chesapeake Current proudly serves Calvert and Anne Arundel Counties in Maryland on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Exclusive ne...