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Business Group Passes The Torch See Page 10

Soap Stars Come To Visit See Page 18

Tour Local Working Farms See Page 19

RIP Olive Osprey

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Olive Osprey

A local author has forever etched the story of an osprey family into our hearts. But recently, the female osprey met a tragic – and violent end. Story pages 12.

Railway Trail

Some call it one of the most beautiful nature trails they’ve ever seen. And it’s in the center of Chesapeake Beach. The town has officially dedicated its new Railway Trail, 22 years in the making. Story page 4.

Southern MD Meats

Mmm mmm good! Southern Maryland is known for its fine produce, but now its home-gown meats are more widely available. Story on page 11.

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Railway Trail Officially Dedicated Hundreds of local residents turned out for the formal dedication of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, which was 22 years in the making. Mayor Bruce Wahl told the crowd that although it took so long, with the slump in the economy, and Gradient Construction, a local contractor doing the work at nearly cost, the town made out in the end. “We have a much nicer product than what we planned for,” said Wahl. Those upgrades include composite decking instead of pressure-treated wood, extra

supports, and stamped concrete walkways instead of asphalt. Former Mayor Gerald Donovan described in detail the long and winding road for the trail, and thanked the scores of people who worked hard through the years to make it reality. U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny Hoyer [D-MD District 5] said, “This is an example of an earmark,” with procurement of $1.6 million in federal funds to help fund the project.

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. [D-District 27] sponsored a $250,000 bond bill in the General Assembly in 2006 for the project. Because of the on-going delays, the bond had to be renewed again in 2008. Project Open Space funds through the county from the state also helped pay for the project, and the Town of Chesapeake Beach chipped in as well. It was a special day for Janet Bates, a volunteer at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. Bates was introduced by Donovan

as someone, “who had actually ridden the train to Chesapeake Beach,” down the tracks which are now the railway trail. Donovan added that most of Route 260 is the bed of the railroad tracks as well. The train from Washington DC to Chesapeake Beach made its last run in 1935. The Town of Chesapeake Beach has also become the first municipality in Maryland to grow oysters, with thousands now suspended under the railway trail in cages to purify the waters of Fishing Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.

Colonial Church Festival Set By Val Hymes

Former Mayor Gerald Donovan introduces Janet Bates, who actually rode the train between Chesapeake Beach and Washington DC. Photo by Bob Munro.

A Calvert County family and their pet oxen teams will travel to St. James’ Episcopal Church for the annual Fall Festival and Ham and Oyster Dinner Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-6 p.m. The generations-old tradition at the 319-year-old parish revisits a Colonial church supper, welcoming visitors in period dress and offering tours of the historic church and oxcart rides to children. The cart is pulled through the church grounds by oxen teams that are pets of the James Dowell family of Owings. The Festival will include antique cars, a Garden Shoppe, Craft Boutique, Country Store, Attic Treasures, Jewel Box, Bake Shoppe and homemade ice cream. Tours of the historic church built before the Revolution will include the history behind the 1763 building, its people and the politics of the time. Visitors can see a pillory, a 1665 grave – the oldest dated stone in Maryland – the oldest parochial lending library and learn how the church’s first bishop owned slaves when he was rector at St. James’. The current rector, the Rev. William H. C. Ticknor, is a direct descendant of Bishop Thomas John Claggett, the parish’s seventh rector. One member of the parish, Susanne Hall Smith, is a direct descendant of the parish’s first rector, the Rev. Henry Hall, appointed in 1698. Dinners are $20 for adults; $10 for children 10 and under, and children 2 and under eat free. (410) 867-2838. Carryout meals will be available. St. James’ Church is located north of Route 258 on Route 2, 5757 Solomons Island Road, Lothian. (410) 867-2838. Jim Dowell, a hi-tech retiree, and his wife, Jennifer, have two teams of pet oxen on their Owings farm: Tug and Boat and Butch and Phil. Jim and their sons give rides to the children through the church glebe. Pam Blyth photo.


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Next Community Harvest Scheduled For End Hunger Calvert

Scores of volunteers helped with the first harvest September 17.

End Hunger In Calvert is hosting part two of its 1st Annual Community Harvest at the Farms of End Hunger. The ground and sweet potatoes are finally ready! Come on Saturday, October 8 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. End Hunger In Calvert County will harvest and package over 10,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and distribute them to their local affiliated food pantries. The Community Harvest Day will be an opportunity to experience first hand how produce moves from ground into the hands of a needy Calvert County family. You can truly be a part of the solution of feeding the hungry in Calvert County. “We had over 500 people attend our first Harvest Day on September 17 and together we harvested over 33,000lbs of white,” says Rev. Robert P. Hahn Chairman of End Hunger In Calvert County. “End Hunger had a goal for that day of 10,000 pounds, but when a people engage with a cause and a mission that truly matters, the results go through the roof. That’s when lives change.” This event will be held at their Spider Hill Farm location on Route 231 in the Calvert

County Industrial Park. The address is 141 Schooner Lane in Prince Frederick. Activities on October 8 will take place both inside the warehouse and out in the fields. There is no age requirement or restriction to the number of people that can participate. If you can pick up a potato, you can help! End Hunger In Calvert County invites you to come for as long as you would like but be prepared to spend at least an hour at the farms. In addition, guests are asked to wear clothing suited for physical activity and ones that you wouldn’t mind if they got dirty. Most importantly, closed-toed shoes or boots are required for safety reasons inside the warehouse and out in the fields.

To RSVP when you will be coming and how many guests they can expect, or for more information visit their website at End Hunger In Calvert County (a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization) is an association of over 50 business and community leaders united behind the idea that hunger can be defeated in our county. The long-term purpose of End Hunger In Calvert County is to help the willing and able move from dependency to self-sufficiency. Visit their website for more information.

Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry Recognized Seen As Statewide Model Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry in Huntingtown, a ministry of Chesapeake Church and affiliated food pantry of End Hunger In Calvert County, was named the Maryland Food Bank’s Rural Partner of the Year at their Annual Partnership Conference. The pantry received the award for its innovative programs that serve the hungry in Calvert County while teaching and encouraging self-sufficiency. In addition, the pantry is used as a model of leadership and excellence for all of Maryland Food Bank partners throughout the state. “Chesapeake Cares has been a leader since day one,” says Deborah Flateman, Chief Executive Officer of Maryland Food Bank. “With their commitment to efficiency and effectiveness, they quickly progressed from a local church pantry to the

guiding force behind a county wide safety network of organizations dedicated to the sole cause of ending hunger in Calvert County.” Over 10,000 people in Calvert County currently utilize local food pantries. Of those clients, 44% are children. Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry has been serving the hungry and neediest residents of Calvert County for over 10 years. For the last four years, they have been the anchor pantry of End Hunger In Calvert County and a partner of the Maryland Food Bank for three. End Hunger In Calvert County is an association of over 50 business and community leaders united behind the idea that hunger can be defeated in our county.

Pictured (left to right) - Cathy Ring Director of Operations, End Hunger In Calvert County, Robin Brungard Director of Programs, End Hunger In Calvert County, Deborah Flateman, Chief Executive Officer of Maryland Food Bank, Debbie Weber Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry Manager, Rev. Robert P. Hahn Chairman, End Hunger In Calvert County. Photo by: Jacqueline Hahn.

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By Lyn Striegel

Your Money Matter$ Part 1: Your Cash Flow and Net Worth Take all your tally sheets and put them in front of you. If you go online and look up this article on Cash Flow on, you’ll find a “Cash Flow Worksheet.” This shows you how much you are taking in as income and how much you are spending on a monthly basis and provides a snapshot of where you are today and gives you some planning data. These worksheets will help you create a successful financial plan. With these worksheets, you should be able to figure out what you earn, what you spend, where your money has been going, how much you could save, and what your investments look like. We’ve discussed Jane and her relationship with money. She has identified her motivations and has now created some file folders and tally sheets for her income and expenses. Jane is a 33-year-old legal secretary who bought her first home two years ago. She works in Washington, D.C. and lives in Virginia. She makes a good living but is constantly broke, living from paycheck to paycheck. Let’s take a look at Jane’s cash flow worksheet to see why she’s in need of a plan:





Salary Bonuses Home mortgage Electricity Water/Sewer Property Taxes Car Payments Car Maintenance Gas for car Parking Fees Credit Card 1 Credit Card 2 Credit Card 3 Life Insurance Health Insurance Car Insurance Home insurance Income Taxes Employment Taxes Clothing Food

Monthly $ 3,333.33 100.00 $ 3,433.33

Annually $ 40,000.00 2,000.00 $ 42,000.00

1,065.00 80.00 25.00 141.60 300.00 12.00 100.00 165.00 20.00 35.00 10.00 15.00 35.00 25.00 33.00 933.00 240.00 250.00 200.00 ($ 3,684.60)

12,780.00 960.00 300.00 1,699.20 3,600.00 144.00 1,200.00 1,980.00 900.00 1,500.00 100.00 180.00 420.00 300.00 396.00 11,196.00 2,880.00 3,000.00 2,400.00 ($ 45,935.20)

Jane sees she is spending $251.27 more than she has every month. No wonder she’s got problems. Jane has no savings and no funds for entertainment. At least Jane can now see her situation. It shows that her largest expense categories are for the home mortgage, taxes and her car. The next largest category is clothing. She’s surprised by what it costs to commute. Adding the car payment, parking, gas and insurance, her commuting costs are about $590 a month. Can she reduce those costs? Yes, Jane is lucky and can take the subway to work for $5 a day and save the parking fees and a lot of the gas costs. That would reduce her commuting expenses from $265 a month to $120 for public transportation and some gas for the car, for a savings of $145 a month. Jane also sees that her clothing expenses far outstrip her earnings and she determines not to spend anything on new clothes for at least three months. This reduces the clothing expense to zero, a savings of $250 a month. From these two strategies, Jane saves $395 a month—puting her in the black. Jane’s made a good start. She can now set aside approximately $134 per month to pay other debt. What Jane now sees troubles her—she has three credit cards on which she’s paying only the minimum due every month, and she has no savings. For many, many people, men and women, credit cards are sinister. What they represent to many is financial security—not the kind that allows you some flexibility in emergency situations, but the kind that allows you to purchase something on time, the kind that allows you to live beyond your means. And who has not fallen prey to easy money? It’s so simple to pull out a credit card and buy, buy, buy. When the bills come, it’s easy to pay the minimum due and let the balance go and grow. Only when you divorce the concept of financial security from consumer debt will you be able to take control of your finances. Do you know the interest rates you are paying? Look at your credit card statements. Many cards carry interest rates into the double digits, making it virtually impossible to ever pay off debt with the minimum payments. Consumer debt is a hole into which any person attempting to take control of their financial life cannot afford to fall. Jane is being charged an average of 17.5% interest on her credit cards! By really examining her financial position, Jane learns the first rule of planning. My advice is: only use your credit card if you can pay off the full amount within 30 days. Why? The carrying costs that the bank charges you for the card can be huge—up to 24%. Many cards carry an interest rate of 17.5-18%. Paying only the minimum on your credit cards means you are paying that much interest on your balance every month. Since her plan now shows that she is in the black by $134 each month, Jane makes her own credit card payment plan for the next three months. She decides to keep only one card. She’ll pay off the smaller card first, at $100 next month. And, next month she’ll add $34 to the largest credit card debt payment. Then she’ll cancel that card. In the second month, she’ll take her $134 amount and pay extra on both remaining credit cards. She’ll do this until she pays them off. And, she’ll make no more charges until they are paid off, in about a year and a half. In 18 months, Jane can be debt free! But, Jane may have other ways of accelerating her debt payoff. To think about how she might do this, Jane needs to know the status of her credit.


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Credit is the tool that enables you to get into debt – to borrow money from banks, retail stores, etc. The better your credit, the lower the interest rate —because they assume you’ll pay off your debts faster and timelier than someone with a history of paying off debts poorly. Do you know what your credit history looks like? Here’s how to get a FREE copy of your credit report: • Call the credit agency. They are required to give you a free copy of your credit report once a year, upon your request. • Try the internet at or other sources. Jane was lucky—she came to the planning process before her credit was adversely affected by late payments. These are very costly. Jane notices several errors on her credit report. She immediately puts planning rule number two into effect: constantly review and correct your personal credit report. Make sure it is excellent. If Jane wants to refinance her home to take advantage of lower interest rates or make any other large purchase (another car, for example), she needs an unblemished credit record. Jane writes a letter correcting all the errors in the credit report and sends it off. Two months later, she obtains another copy of her credit report. She notices that some but not all of the errors on the report have been corrected. She writes another letter sending the corrections. Jane’s plan is to constantly monitor her credit report so that all corrections are made. That’s a good approach. Next issue: Part 2 of Cash Flow and Net Worth About the Author: Lyn Striegel is an attorney in private practice in North Beach and Annapolis. Lyn has over thirty years experience in the fields of estate and financial planning and is the author of “Live Secure: Estate and Financial Planning for Women and the Men Who Love Them (2011 ed.).” Nothing in this article constitutes specific legal or financial advice and readers are advised to consult their own counsel

By Susan Shaw President, Calvert County Board of Commissioners

So Much To Report! Each week during the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) hearing at the end of the business items is an agenda item called Commissioner Reports. Each Commissioner can use their Commissioner Report time as they wish. Sometimes we offer condolences. Former Commissioners have used the time to blast their detractors. Usually, we each mention events we have attended the previous week, including Eagle Boy Scout and Girl Scout Gold Awards and the projects done to earn those awards. Sometimes we mention upcoming events or new programs or charities. Sometimes we compliment staff for outstanding work, as in their exceptional handling of Hurricane Irene and the debris-filled aftermath. There is on-going debate about this use of time and whether or not the practice should continue. I am always surprised at who watches the BOCC hearings, whether on Comcast Channel 6 or on our County website on the Internet. I know because I get calls, emails, and comments in person. Many constituents tell me that they look forward to Commissioner Reports. Others probably change the channel at that point. Recently, my Commissioner Report included a recap of the Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association Races in Solomons on Sept. 25th and the Beach Bash at the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department on Sept. 24th. I had the pleasure of observing the race from the official observation boat, the Marchelle, which operates out of Bunky’s Marina. What a vantage point it offered of the exciting racing action! One of the other individuals on the Marchelle asked me if I was going to report on the boat racing event during Commissioner Reports. I hope my report encourages someone who had not heard about the races to attend next year. Not only is this exciting competition free to watch, but the public can visit the race teams in dry dock across from the Marine Museum, meet the drivers and see the beautiful machines up close. Previously, I discussed the Watermen’s Festival, also in Solomons, at the very end of the island. This hard-to-describe cross between a boat rodeo and an autocross race on the water is also free to the public due to sponsorships by local businesses and organizations, who hand out give-aways. A boot was passed for a past year’s winner who was burned by a downed power line in Hurricane Irene. In this competition, watermen’s or charter boats have to complete a short course that requires great skill in the least time possible while also throwing lines, working the throttles, and not hitting the pilings or pier, or rather, perhaps not hitting the pilings or pier. With the crowd cheering them on, some contestants push the envelope. Some of the times are truly amazing! One can’t help but develop favorites. The announcer usually initiates some friendly bets with members of the audience, with a lost bet resulting in him jumping into the water. Great fun!! Recently, a friend advised me to shorten my Commissioner Reports. How can I with so much going on in Calvert County about which to report? Stay tuned for more…

What Are We Doing To Prepare? By Nick Garrett With the 2012 Presidential election already looming large, Republican candidates are out on the trail and rumors abound about who else may throw their hat in the ring. For example, a lot of buzz has surrounded New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie. His knockout speech at the Reagan Library didn’t help to silence the line of politicos flowing in and out of the Governor’s Mansion, but he firmly resolves that he is out for the 2012 race. Mit Romney and Governor Rick Perry are also continuing to hold a firm lead in preliminary polls. On the Democratic ticket, President Obama has traveled much of the Country to promote his jobs package. However, one can’t help but notice that he is targeting states where swing voters elected both he and his predecessor, President Bush. With all of the national press creating a buzz on the 2012 election, it begs the question as to what our local central committees are doing to prepare and what their strategies are. Both the Calvert Democrat and Republican Central Committees have a long and varied history in our county organizing volunteers, leading voter registration drives, and serving as the one stop shop for everyday citizens to stay connected. Registration tends to fluctuate about one thousand voters one-way or the other and there is a large and growing population of independents. Locally, both parties’ volunteers have already started the process of preparing for the bog days in 2012. The Republican Central Committee is facilitating a series of straw poll ballots to gain insight as to which candidates to local population like the most. In North Beach alone, 191 ballots were filled out and the results sent out to the Republicans email list. Central Committee President Frank McCabe also said that they are doing voter registration and promoting the Republican position on issues. When asked how important of an issue the gridlock in Washington is, he said he thought most Republicans locally want elected officials to hold firm on the debt and not cave to veiled compromise that would increase spending

more. Clearly, the national debt and deficit are among the prevailing issues for local Republicans. The Democratic Party is also busy. Within the last year, the party has been largely revitalized by a change in leadership on the Central Committee and the expansion of the planning committees that organize volunteers, formulate strategy, register voters, and organize Election Day promotions. Anne Brown, a volunteer at the Women’s Democratic Club tent at the Calvert County Fair said that the bulk of the Democratic efforts right now consist of getting out the message on the successes of President Obama’s administration instead of the struggles, citing that, “Every administration has struggles and successes. We are going to make sure every voter knows of the good that our President has done.” Abandoning portions of the No Child Left Behind Act, and making it so children can remain on parent’s healthcare longer seem to be highlights, according to many Democrats. Locally, the initiative to redistrict the County Commissioner Election Districts to five instead of three, with two at-large seats, seems to be of high interest to both parties. Many, if not most, households in the county have received questionnaires about the issue and citizens are encouraged to check in with their local central committees to learn more about the issue and its impact. The preparations made now for the 2012 election could very well have an impact on the entire region, but if the election results from 2010 are any indication, the Democrats will be fighting an uphill battle to regain seats lost and initiatives abandoned. To find out more about each political party and their activities locally visit or

About the Author: Nick Garrett is the owner of The Garrett Music Academy in Owings, a published author, and has served and continues to serve on various boards and commissions in Calvert County. He is also a State Senate legislative aide for District 29.

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daytime on September 28. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. M. Quinn at (410) 535-2800 or Calvert County Crime Solvers. (See another related theft reported to State Police).

State Police Barrack U Reports:

Police Blotter Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Reports: Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.

and D Street in Chesapeake Beach on September 28 at 2:50 a.m., DFC T. Rickard found the driver and two passengers to be in possession of suspected drugs. He arrested the driver, Richard J. Higgs, 30, of Germantown, and passengers Stephanie C. Devaughn, 31, of Huntingtown and Jordan E. M. Deere, 21, also of Huntingtown, and charged each with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a silver metal grinder, silver cup and wooden container with metal pipe.

Burglaries A home on Colonial Oak Court in Huntingtown was burglarized sometime in the month of September and over $15,000 worth of items was stolen. Cherry wood custom cabinetry, a stainless steel Maytag refrigerator, a Maytag glass top stove, a Maytag stainless steel microwave and a sink were taken. Also stolen were 15 boxes of ceramic tile, three weed whackers and a chainsaw. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. R. Wilson at (410) 535-2800.

DFC D. Deakins arrested the driver and one passenger of a vehicle he had stopped for crossing the center line on Md. Rt. 4 southbound near Chaneyville Road in Owings. The driver, Wayne Joseph Brooks, 19, of Leonardtown and passenger, Steven Michael Knight, 19, of Hollywood, were both charged with possession of marijuana, possession of Phencyclidine (PCP) and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a glass smoking device. Brooks was also charged with driving while impaired by drugs and or alcohol.

A home on Palisades Drive in Dunkirk was burglarized between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on September 23. Dep. J. Denton is investigating the theft of over $11,000 worth of jewelry and damages amounting to $3,000. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. Denton at (410) 535-2800 or Calvert County Crime Solvers at (410) 535-2880.

On September 27 at 8:30 p.m. on Grovers Turn Road near Megatha Lane in Owings, the passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation was arrested for possessing suspected drugs. DFC T. Rickard arrested Joseph J. Brown, 44, of Owings, and charged him with possession of marijuana.


Sometime overnight between September 22 and 23, unknown suspect(s) stole nine Stihl chainsaws, one Husqvarna chainsaw, three tree climbing belts and other property all together valued at over $10,000, from a truck owned by Tri-County Lawn and Tree Service in Dowell. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC J. Norton at 410-535-2800. CDS Violations After stopping a vehicle for speeding near 27th Street

On September 24 at 3:55 p.m. DFC M. Robshaw observed a vehicle matching the description of a dispatched call for a possible intoxicated driver. The vehicle had been reported as driving all over the roadway and had struck a guardrail in Huntingtown. The vehicle turned onto Pushaw Station Road off of Md. Rt. 2 and stopped at the compactor site. Robshaw then made contact with the driver, identified as Christopher Allen Gasch, 31, of Owings. Gasch was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Gasch was found to be in possession of suspected drugs and also charged with possession of oxycodone.

Christopher Gasch Disorderly Conduct On September 25 at midnight, Dep. R. Kampf was assisting Trp. Wiersma on a traffic stop at the Solomons 7-11. A female driver stopped and approached the officers stating that the driver of the other vehicle was someone she knew and then she started cursing at the officers. She was asked to leave the area but refused and continued to holler and curse. Juliette Elizabeth Leaman, 32, of Lusby, was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order. Leaman continued her rant while in transport to the jail. Burglary A 26-year-old-man from Niceville, FL was arrested after he was discovered having stolen food from the Solomons Holiday Inn on September 25 at 3:00 a.m. Dep. R. Kampf responded to the call and found Colin Andrew Hayes sitting on a park bench in front of the hotel surrounded by various containers of food. When asked where he got it, Hayes advised he had stolen the items from the restaurant of the hotel. A manager of the hotel confirmed the items belonged to the restaurant. Hayes was charged with burglary and theft.

DUI/Possession of Cocaine Corporal White was traveling north on Route 4 at Brickhouse Road in Dunkirk on September 1 at 9:37 p.m. He observed a vehicle, also traveling north in front of him, attempt to pass another vehicle but struck the vehicle while passing. The vehicle did not stop and continued north on Route 4. Cpl. White pursued the vehicle and a chase ensued into Anne Arundel County where the suspect eventually lost control of the vehicle and collided with a fence at Sands Road Park. Marvin W. Brooks, Jr., 28, of Prince Frederick, was found to be intoxicated and was placed under arrest. A search also revealed that he was in possession of cocaine. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. DUI/Possession of Pills Trooper First Class Wiersma stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 260 at Mt. Harmony Road in Owings on September 14 at 11:02 p.m. The driver, Fred S. Kitchen, 25, of Owings, was found to be intoxicated and was placed under arrest. A search also revealed that he was in possession of pills. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Marijuana Trooper Costello stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 263 at Rt. 261 in Huntingtown on September 21 at 8:38 p.m. During the stop, marijuana was observed protruding from the driver’s pocket. Quintin J. Conway Sr., 52 of Huntingtown, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Destruction of Property Someone smashed the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked outside a home on 17th Street in Chesapeake Beach. The damage, estimated at $300, was done sometime between September 20 and 21 and is being investigated by DFC R. Kreps.

Trooper Smith responded to the 300 block of Hoile Lane in Huntingtown to assist Trooper West with an under age drinking complaint on September 24 at 3:33 a.m. Marijuana was observed on the floor of a vehicle. John P. Grogan, 18, of Dunkirk was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Destruction of Property Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a rash of incidents involving mailboxes in Huntingtown. A mailbox on Queensbury Drive in Huntingtown was broken into two pieces between 9:00 p.m. on September 15 and 6:50 a.m. on September 16 causing $450 in damage to the cast iron mailbox. The next night, there were more. A mailbox on Shelley’s Crossing in Huntingtown was pulled off its stake and thrown into the woods overnight. A neighbor on Little Falls Road reported two lanterns had been taken off their stands from the end of the driveway. The lanterns were later located near a stop sign in the same development. A second mailbox was discovered on Walnut Creek Road to have been broken off the stand and thrown in the homeowner’s front yard. A third mailbox at a home on Walnut Creek Road was pulled from its’ pole and could not be located. All of these reports of vandalism occurred overnight between September 16 and 17. Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact DFC J. Parsons at (410) 535-2800.

Burglary Trooper First Class Hunt responded to the 4000 block of Ferry Landing Drive in Dunkirk for a reported burglary on September 8 at 5:52 p.m. A box of jewelry, a camera, and two laptop computers were removed from the residence. Investigation continues.

Theft of Vehicle Parts Two $400 catalytic converters were removed from two vehicles parked at the Sunderland Park and Ride during the

Theft from Vehicle Trooper First Class Evans responded to the Park and Ride on Route 2 in Sunderland for a reported theft from a vehicle on September 28 at 6:38 p.m. A catalytic converter was cut off of a vehicle while it was parked at the Park and Ride. Investigation continues. Destruction of Property Trooper Casarella responded Huntingtown High School for a reported destruction of property on September 11 at 7:51 a.m. A vehicle was driven through the softball field causing damage to the grass and infield. Investigation continues. Trooper First Class Saucerman responded to the 9000 block of Mary Ann Drive in Owings for a reported destruction of property to a vehicle on September 12 at 9:25 a.m. The right rear window was broken. The investigation continues.

Calvert County Liquor Bust Authorities sent an underage decoy into several business establishments that hold liquor licenses with the intent to purchase alcoholic beverages on the evening of Saturday, September 17. The decoy was sent into five establishments and all but one of the clerks refused to sell alcoholic beverages to the underage decoy. The decoy first entered Dunkirk Wine and Spirits, 2&4 Liquors, Lusby Liquors and Southern Liquors and at each place of business picked up an alcoholic beverage from within the store to purchase and placed the item on the counter at the register. Once at the register, a clerk in each store asked for identification and when the decoy stated that they did not have any, the sale was refused. The decoy then went inside Sunderland Wine and Spirits located on Dalrymple Road in Sunderland, picking up an alcoholic beverage and placing it on the counter for purchase. The store manager failed to ask for ID and made the sale to the underage decoy.

F/Sgt. T.M. Ireland immediately made contact with the manager and advised him that he had sold alcohol to an underage person. F/Sgt. Ireland also performed an inspection of all pertinent documents to include the establishments’ keg book, and found that employees of Sunderland Wine and Spirits failed to put the purchaser’s date of birth on two keg registrations in the book. The manager was advised he would be contacted to appear before the Board of Licensed Commissioners for Calvert County at their next scheduled meeting. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team conducts quarterly inspections of all Liquor License holders throughout Calvert County. Compliance checks for sales to minors are conducted randomly. All violations are reported to the Board of Licensed Commissioners of Calvert County for disposition.

Detention Center Receives 100% Rating Sheriff Mike Evans says he is extremely proud of Detention Center Administrator Major Thomas D. Reece and Assistant Administrator Captain Kevin Cross along with the entire staff at the Detention Center for receiving the highest mark possible during a recent audit by the State. The Calvert County Detention Center completed the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards on September 13 -15. The Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards was established by the General Assembly to advise the Secretary regarding standards for local correctional facilities. The Commission staff audits correctional facilities to determine levels of compliance develop audit reports and provide technical assistance to correct areas of noncompliance. Trained volunteers are used to accomplish the inspection process. Final audit reports of correctional facilities are reviewed by Commission Members, who are appointed by the Governor for a term of three years.


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There are eight categories that are reviewed; Security and Inmate Control, Inmate Safety, Inmate Food Services, Inmate Housing and Sanitation, Inmate Rights, Classification, Hearings and Administrative Record Keeping. Over 200 standards were reviewed and the Calvert County Detention Center was found to be in 100% compliance. The Detention Center was commended on its cleanliness, attention to detail and the professionalism of its uniformed and civilian staff. As a vital link to public safety, Sheriff Mike Evans says he is proud of the everyday performance of the staff at the Calvert County Detention Center. The recent 100% compliance received is just another example of the professionalism portrayed by all and should be a comfort to the citizens of Calvert County.

Transition Is In The Air... By Bob Munro Fall is normally a great time for fishing in our area. Falling air and water temperatures spur on schools of breaking fish, as Rockfish start to move down rivers towards the Chesapeake Bay. With the tropical storms and near monsoon weather starting to fade from our memory, the water is beginning to clear. The long term effects of record rainfalls that caused persistent flooding in many parts of the Bay's extended ecosystem will likely be with us for quite some time. For us in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties, the Susquehanna River is the dominant source of fresh water entering the Bay. Unfortunately, that mighty river also dumped millions of gallons of flood waters laden with suspended sediments, pollution from many sources, and the obvious trees and other vegetation into the top of the Bay. All that suspended sediment was obvious in Bay waters down as far south as the Patuxent River. Eventually, that sediment will settle out of the water column and filter down to the bottom, covering up bottom dwelling organisms like clams and oysters. With nearly two more months of the hurricane season in front of us, let's hope the weather pendulum swings back towards normal. Spot fishing has improved recently in the Choptank River mouth, but reports have been better just outside the River near the Number 7 marker. When Spot were hard to find, some boats switched from live lining to chumming with Razor Clams, a popular method a few years ago. You'll need at least a half bushel of clams to break up for chum and to shuck for bait. The area around the Number 4 marker east of the main shipping channel and northwest of James Island continues to be one of the best areas for live lining or chumming. Remember if

you're using cut bait or clams, try using 2/0 circle hooks instead of J hooks because some of the fish you catch will be undersize, unlike the one shown in the photo. And as the water clears with falling temperatures, lighten up your leaders to less than 20 pound test to enhance hookups. Don't forget - Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) 2011 will be held October 8 and 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day with a parade at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. PRAD will offer exhibits, demonstrations, displays and educational activities, wine tasting, a Farmers’ Market, a juried arts and crafts fair with over 30 artists, and many tasty treats. Music Stage will host live performances featuring a number of local musicians. Free boat rides will be available aboard the William B. Tennison and the Nathan of Dorchester.

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

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Chesapeake Current Business Calendar Monthly Meeting: The Bay Business Group meets Wednesday, October 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Rod ‘N’ Reel in Chesapeake Beach. For more information, email or visit the BBG web site at A Business Mixer/business card exchange will be held the first Friday of every month at Heavenly Chicken and Ribs in Dunkirk from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. We will have a buffet of bratwurst sauerkraut and polish sausage with beer specials too!

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Business After Hours is scheduled for Thursday, October 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 13242 Rousby Hall Rd. Lusby. Sponsored by First Home Mortgage, Darren Rickwood & The McNelis Group, LLC - This is an opportunity to see a waterfront historic home. Stroll the grounds of Rousby Hall and enjoy the beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay. An Oktoberfest theme will get you in the mood for all and don't forget to stop by the oyster tent!

Pat Carpenter, incoming BBG President with outgoing President Lyn Striegel.

Mark your Calendar for the Annual Awards Dinner on October 26. Comedian Taylor Mason will be back again this year. Taylor has a stand up comedy act that incorporates ventriloquism and music. He is quick witted and has a flawless delivery. This is one event you don't want to miss. Chocolover's Affair: The date is February 4, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina. Join us for this gala event highlighting chocolate dessert creations from local restaurants, bakeries and caterers. A portion of the proceeds for this year's event will go towards a scholarship for a senior at each of the Calvert High Schools and the Calverton School. If you would like to help the Chamber by donating a silent auction item please contact the Chamber. Call the Chamber office at (410) 535-2577 for details or questions about any of these items. Membership Challenge! Help grow the Southern Anne Arundel County Chamber’s membership to 500 members and receive your 2012 Membership Investment for FREE! This Chamber's success depends on the dedication of our members and thrives on your continuing support, ideas and suggestions.

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The Bay Business Group has a new president along with some new and some returning officers. On Wednesday, September 21, the BBG held its election of officers at Herrington on the Bay in Rose Haven. President, Lyn Striegel passed the torch of Presidency to Pat Carpenter, a long time member and activist for the BBG and other organizations. Pat’s membership was through her floral, event planning business, Celebrate! Among the many hats she wears, just recently she arranged the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 memorial event at the Veteran’s Park in Chesapeake Beach and has hosted many local political leaders as well as some of our leaders from Capitol Hill. For over seven years, Attorney Lyn Striegel held the office of President and took the organization from a very small group of about two dozen to over 100 members. During her tenure, the BBG started the Holiday Parade (this will be the 5th year), the Beach Trolley, the very successful BBG Cookbook and the new Member Directory, which you will find inside this issue of the Chesapeake Current. These are a few achievements of the BBG and Lyn never took credit for any of it. Lyn says, “The greatest feeling is that local businesses and members are buying from other members and doing their part to steady the local economy. Over the years membership has grown and it was now time to think about the future. Fresh ideas and the push to move forward is one of the ingredients in any successful organization.” Pat Carpenter has stepped up to be the new BBG President, continuing the vision. Pat says she wants to continue to grow the organization and increase the membership, and George Mysior, the new BBG membership director has some great ideas to do just that. Pat also says she wants to come up with new ways to help make businesses stronger, and to bring new business to members. She also wants to

provide the members with new and useful information that will enhance what they are already doing. She explains, “I've been a member of the BBG for a number of years, and I'm ready to take it to the next level!” Lyn will stay on as a Member/ExOfficio to assist in the transition. Lyn’s Law firm, Striegel & Buccheister, Striegel Art, and her Herron’s Rest Guest Cottage all remain members of the BBG. For the next two years, Pat will have her hands full with the BBG and everything she is involved in, not to mention, her business that started it all. However, she will not be in it alone. The election also included these officers: • Secretary - Cindy Bliss of Huntingtown, Mary Kay Cosmetics • Treasurer - Bill Rowe of Chesapeake Beach, Not-So-Modern Jazz Quartet • Director/Web - Bob Munro of Chesapeake Beach, Owner of Bay Shore Webs • Director/Communications - Brian McDaniel of Owings, Owner of Crow Entertainment • Director/BBG Enews - Hilary Dailey of Huntingtown, Tourism Liason • Director/Membership - George Mysior of Owings, Viridian Energy • Directors/At Large - Diane Burr of North Beach, Owner and Executive Editor of the Chesapeake Current continues as a BBG officer as does Eric Franklin of Dunkirk, CEO and President of ERIMAX, Southern Maryland Leading Edge Businessman of the Year • Member/ExOfficio – Atty. Lyn Striegel of Chesapeake Beach, Immediate Past President Visit the BBG website at if your business would like to become a member.

Where to find Southern Maryland meats: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY Ivy Neck Farm Producer: Allen Colhoun Location of farm: 1313 Cumbershore Road, Harwood MD 20776 Phone: 443-221-1310 Hours: By appointment only. Meats we offer: Beef (Angus, Angus/Dexer and Hereford cross) Products: USDA slaughtered and processed, vacuum packed and wrapped frozen cuts. Where to find our meats: Farmers' markets: Deale Farmers' Market, Deale; Anne Arundel Market, Riva Road; Piney Orchard Stores: My Butcher and More, Annapolis; David's Natural Market, Gambrills; Sun and Earth, Annapolis; Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville Online at Farm Production System: Grass based Aging: Meat is dry aged Locust Farm Producer: Bobby Rossback Location of farm: 2868 Davidsonville Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035 Phone: 410-798-6694 Email: Hours: By appointment only Meats we offer: Beef Products: USDA slaughtered custom orders only direct to customer. Meats are processed/cut locally to customer’s requirements. We arrange for transportation to slaughter; customer arranges for pick up of cut meat from processor. Where to find our meats: On the farm; custom orders only. Farm Production System: Grass-fed, Grain/corn-fed, Pasture-raised, humane treatment, no growth implants, never fed animal byproducts, no antibiotics (used only when medically necessary as per SMM raising standards), no growth hormones. Aging: Meat is ‘dry aged’ 21 days. CALVERT COUNTY Prosperity Acres Producer: Mike and Mary Bowen Location of farm: 5811 Sunderland Court, Sunderland, MD 20689 Phone: 443-964-4972 Email: Web: Hours: By appointment only Meats we offer: Beef (Hereford, Angus/Hereford), Goat/Chevon (Boer/Kiko cross) Products: USDA slaughtered and processed, vacuum packed and wrapped frozen cuts. Custom meat cuts available year round (bulk whole, half and quarter side); we can arrange for transportation to slaughter and process and delivery to customer. Where to find our meats: Prosperity Acres farm store Farm Production System: Naturally raised, sustainable, pasture raised, grain/grass fed and finished. When the animals leave our farm they go directly to the butcher; no additional fattening. Aging: Beef is ‘dry aged’ for a minimum of 14 days; Goat/Chevon is ‘dry aged’ a minimum of 4 days. Crooked Branch Farm Producer: Bryan Dowell and Chris Dowell Location of farm: 140 Dalrymple Road, Sunderland, MD 20689 Phone: 410-257-5527 Email: Hours: By appointment only Meats we offer: Beef (Black Angus, Hereford) Products: USDA slaughtered custom orders only direct to customer (whole or half side). Meats are processed/cut locally to customer’s requirements. We arrange for transportation to slaughter; customer arranges for pick up of cut meat from processor.

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alvert County is one of five counties participating in Southern Maryland Meats, a new agricultural program that promotes safe, humane, locally produced meats. If you’re always looking for new ways to become more of a locavore, a new agricultural program that promotes safe, humane, locally produced meats. Farmers from the five Southern Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's have come together to offer a product that is safe, delicious and healthy. When you purchase meats with the Southern Maryland Meats logo, know that you are helping to support and sustain Southern Maryland’s small family farms and its rich agricultural tradition. The product line includes beef, pork, poultry, lamb, goat and rabbit. Customers now have the opportunity to purchase local meats through the Southern Maryland Meats program on three farms and at two farm stores in Calvert County. (See sidebar). The county has also received grant funding from the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) to purchase two freezer cases to be filled with local Southern Maryland meats at the farm stores. For more information about the Southern Maryland Meats program, visit

CBW Plans Gala

Concerned Black Women's 4th Annual Gala, Scholarship Luncheon and Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 8 beginning at 11:15am at the Rod ‘N’ Reel in Chesapeake Beach. The menu for this Southern Maryland buffet luncheon consists of baked ham, fried chicken, mini-crab balls, garden salad, vegetable medley, assorted desserts, bread and beverages. For information on becoming a business sponsor, purchasing ads in the program or purchasing tickets for the Gala, please contact Annette Funn

Advertise in the Festival of Trees Program Promote your business by helping a good cause by placing an ad in the Hospice Festival of Trees booklet. The Festival of Trees is the largest fundraiser that supports Hospice, the Hospice House, camps for kids affected by cancer, and the bereavement group. There’s an opportunity to support by placing your ad in the booklet - call Janie Stutzman at (301) 606-7988. Advertising design can be done for you; see the Hospice website at In addition poinsettias can be purchased in memory of a loved one or people can buy a decorated tree or decorate one. All proceeds stay within Calvert County.

Where to find our meats: On the farm; custom orders only. Farm Production System: Naturally raised, Grain/corn-fed, Grain/corn finished Aging: Meat is ‘dry aged’ 10 – 14 days. Windy Willow Farm Producer: Dale and Debbie Jones Location of Farm: 421 Clyde Jones Road, Sunderland, MD 20689 Phone: 301-928-6781 Email: Web: Hours: By appointment only Meats we offer: Beef (Angus), Goat/Chevon (Boer cross), Lamb (Katahdin), Pork. Products: USDA slaughtered and processed, vacuum packed and wrapped frozen cuts. Custom meat cuts available to order (whole, half and quarter side); we can arrange for slaughter and process. Where to find our meats: Windy Willow farm store Farmers’ Markets: North Beach Farmers’ Market Farm Production System: Naturally raised, sustainable. Our animals are pasture raised and finished; our animals only receive a very limited amount of feed. We take the animals directly from the pasture to the butcher; no additional fattening. Aging: Meat is dry aged for a minimum of 4 – 10 days depending on the meat variety/animal.

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RIP Olive Osprey

On The

Shot And Killed

By Janie Suss

Photos by Janie Suss.


s all the ospreys head south this year, we also have to say goodbye to one very special bird forever: Olive Osprey. Two local boys recently went to trial for killing her. I am the author of “Oscar and Olive Osprey: A Family Takes Flight.” I have visited numerous elementary schools to read to the students, teach them about ospreys and talk about my research in hopes that I will instill an awareness and appreciation of wildlife and our environment. My natural enthusiasm for these birds not only raises one’s awareness of them, but instills an appreciation of wildlife that encourages observation and involvement. With the help of my neighbors I put a platform up for the ospreys at the end of my pier and a special pair of ospreys has made it their home for 6 years now. There is a large sign at the beginning of my 110-foot pier that proudly says “Home of Oscar and Olive Osprey.” On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at approximately 7:15 p.m. two young boys shot and killed the female, Olive, with a high-powered BB gun. She was sitting on her eggs when they walked out on my pier, causing her to fly off the nest and circle above. The boys shot her and she fell into the water, dead. My husband and I were eating dinner and didn't know anything was happening until, out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement on the end of our pier. When I looked out there I saw a splash and realized it was an osprey floating in the water. The boys were still on the end of our pier with the BB guns looking down at the dead bird. I ran out there and asked them what they were doing and they said, “We just shot the bird.” I said, “I see that, and she is dead!”

At this point I let them know that this was a serious offense and I needed to call the police to report it. I took the boys inside my house and called the police and DNR. It was a very, very sad moment for me. One of the boys was ten years old, and the other was 14. The ten-year-old’s father had given the boys the two loaded BB guns. They were told that they could do some target practice in the woods across from their house, and that they should be home by 8:30 or when the streetlights came on. When I asked the boys what they were doing with the guns they told me, “We were out shooting birds and squirrels.” While we were waiting for the arrival of the police and DNR I showed my book to both boys. The ten-year-old said he knew about my book because I had been to his school and talked to his class about the ospreys. Later, when just about everyone had left, I gave a copy of “Oscar and Olive Osprey” to the 14-year-old and said, “ I want you to read this so you understand what you did and what has been taken away from me tonight.” I wonder if he read it. In the early morning hours after the shooting, Oscar was dutifully sitting on the eggs, probably wondering what had happened to his mate. The male osprey will sit on the eggs without the help of his mate until he gets too stressed trying to take care of them and feed himself, or he will abandon them when he knows it's time for them to hatch and they don't. After a few days he gave up the task, so this year’s eggs did not survive this horrible incident. The osprey is a federally protected bird and disturbing a nest, let alone killing one, carries a $15,000 penalty. When the police and DNR came to our house they interviewed the boys, and cited the boys for the offense. There was a juvenile hearing, and both boys and their parents were required to attend. The hearing officer determined that there was “intent” and it was no accident. The boys were two to three blocks away from their home, trespassed on my property, walked out on the end of my pier where the nest is and shot the bird at close range. I will never understand why they went on my pier and intentionally shot that bird, a beautiful female osprey! I imagined there would be consequences for the boys, and I hoped they’d learn from those consequences. The hearing officer asked my opinion, and I suggested mandatory community service at a nature park or preserve along with a letter of apology explaining what they had learned. However, the case was dismissed, there were no consequences and that letter will never be written. Why? There were four charges against the boys. First, carrying a concealed weapon. That charge was dropped because the boys were carrying BB rifles, and they were certainly not concealed. Second, animal abuse and cruelty. That charge was also dismissed because the osprey probably died instantly and did

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not suffer. Third, shooting and killing an endangered species. That was dropped because the osprey is not an “endangered” species, but it is federally “protected.” The last charge, trespassing, was dismissed because there was not a “No Trespassing” sign on my property. The only charge that would have been proper - shooting and killing a federally protected bird - was not included in the charging document even though it appeared on the DNR’s incident report. In the end I have to ask myself what, if anything, did these boys learn from this horrible incident? What can we all learn? We need to show our children the right path in life, and take responsibility in guiding them. Let them know that there are consequences for being mean, and a price to pay for disrespect, and if parents can’t or won’t teach these things, then let the courts do so. I am just so disappointed that our judicial system was not up to the task in this instance. As for Oscar… before Olive’s death, Oscar had lost a large feather in his right wing so recognizing him while flying overhead, hunting and bringing sticks to the nest was easy. After Olive was gone, I knew it was him coming, going and sitting alone on his nest and if this story could have a happy ending, well here it is, the good news! Although ospreys are monogamous, if they lose a mate and they are still within breeding age they will accept another one. A day finally came when Oscar let another osprey land on his nest, a female! Yes, Oscar has taken a new mate. It was too late in the season for her to lay eggs, but the pair has been busy maintaining the nest together. As I said at the end of the final chapter of “Oscar and Olive Osprey’s” story: “The nest is where they will start a new season and lay new eggs. It will no longer be empty next spring, or the next, or the next. Oscar will come home, and it will once again be full of new life, and I can’t wait!”

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Setting the Record Straight The REAL Chesapeake Current, Alive and Well “They say that breaking up is hard to do, now I know, I know that it’s true…” Neil Sedaka, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” The last few weeks have been surreal for me as after breaking off my business relationship with Tommy McKay, former St. Mary’s County Commissioner, and one-time co-owner of the now closed Woodburn’s grocery store in Solomons. Mr. McKay chose to publish a counterfeit edition of the Chesapeake Current on September 22, which forced us to retain lawyers to protect the Chesapeake Current name and our readers and advertisers. The following week, Mr. McKay published a “Calvert Gazette”, claiming that my Chesapeake Current had merged with his Southern Calvert Gazette. It is important that all our readers and advertisers understand that no such “merger” has occurred. The authentic Chesapeake Current, your favorite local newspaper, is alive and well and completely independent. The Chesapeake CurrentTM is a proprietary property of Bayside Partners, LLC, and will continue to be published independently every other week as it has been since its inception. If you are approached by anyone other than me or our fabulous account executive Clare O’Shea concerning advertising in the Chesapeake Current, I encourage you to please contact me directly at or my attorney, David Weslow, at (202) 719-7525. My sincere hope is that you will continue to support my newspapers, the REAL Chesapeake Current and the Chesapeake Bay Tripper, which in turn, positively support our businesses and communities. And please contact Clare O’Shea at (301) 873-5885 for details on tremendous advertising specials we are offering for a limited time to help us offset our unfortunate legal costs following this very sad episode. Sincerely, Diane Burr Founder, Owner, Publisher and Executive Editor Chesapeake Current - the one and only! Chesapeake Bay Tripper P.O. Box 295 North Beach, MD 20714 (410) 231-0140

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Dear Chesapeake Current readers, As I reflect on recent events impacting our community, I am humbled by the presence of a common thread. SUPPORT. When the earth shook, friends and neighbors sought reassurance, gathering on front lawns to marvel at such a rare occurrence. When Southern Maryland was devastated only days later by Hurricane Irene, businesses and emergency personnel acted swiftly to restore normalcy. Then flooding rains created yet another disaster for many in our area. How blessed we are to live in a community where support for those in need is something we simply do. Members of our communities come out regularly to support causes ranging from cancer research to agricultural and historical preservation, and everything in between. I have been on a similar mission of sorts, for the past year. What I have witnessed has forever changed me. Last spring, I shared with my riding students the unfortunate plight of 135 horses found starving on MD's Eastern Shore. With the support of the community, this dedicated group of local children raised nearly a thousand dollars. They accomplished much, and inspired many. Since then, I have followed the progress of these horses, pledging to continue my support for their care and rehabilitation. I have also accompanied a local horse rescue on a recent seizure of several emaciated horses in Southern Anne Arundel County. No one could have prepared me for what I would see on that day. The images are forever ingrained in my memory. They create in me a resolve to make a difference. The horrendous conditions in which most emaciated horses are found have been deteriorating for a very long time. We all have been affected by the recent decline in the economy. Some have lost jobs, and others can barely afford to feed their families, let alone even consider feeding animals. All of us who own a horse know the financial commitment required to care for these animals. A horse

owner may have the best intentions, then perhaps falls on hard times, or lacks the knowledge necessary to provide the proper care. As the animal begins to show signs of poor health, and possibly starvation, the owner is then faced with the dilemma of reaching out for help, but fears the possibility of charges of animal neglect or abuse. Fear of such charges often prevents an owner from seeking assistance, and the cycle continues. Sadly, as in the case I just witnessed, this often leads to the death of a horse from starvation. That particular mare had a young foal by her side when she died. She could fight no more. So now I fight for her, and for her young foal. I am their voice. There are many horse rescue groups in Maryland, and throughout the US. Please know that if you are having a difficult time providing even the basic elements of care for your horse, there is help. Rescues are ready and waiting and are well equipped to provide food, shelter, and veterinary care. If you are worried about the condition of a particular horse in your neighborhood, or that you see on your way to work; if something doesn't seem quite right, trust your gut. You can call anonymously. Your call may be the very thing that saves a horse from a slow, agonizing death from starvation. Animal Control in Calvert County can be reached through the Sheriff's Department. Our local horse rescue is Freedom Hill Horse Rescue and can be reached at (410) 474-7662 or (301) 806-1708. Our regional horse rescue is Days End Farm Horse Rescue and can be reached at (301) 854-5037. Both are non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. In honor of all the horses who have lost their fight against abuse, neglect, and starvation, and in support of those that continue their daily struggle, a fund raiser is planned for Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please join us at Fresh Meadows Farm, 2195 Hunting Creek Road, Huntingtown, 20639. We welcome everyone and admission is free. There will be food, live country music by Anthony Ryan and friends, pony rides, moon bounce, kids' crafts, face


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painting, miniature horses, donkeys, and sheep to pet, riding demonstrations, seminars, clinics, 50/50 raffles, a parade of horse breeds, vendor booths, local and regional Horse Rescue Groups, and a silent auction table. Three of the 135 Polish bred Arabians rescued from Queen Anne County will be there for the public to witness their incredible journey back to health. Proceeds benefit the care and rehabilitation of these horses and all donations are tax deductible. Vendor booths are still available, and volunteers are welcome! For more information, or to donate an auction item or service, go to or call (301) 233-3225. It is truly in giving, that we receive. Sincerely, Rosie Wynne-Meador Chesapeake Beach, MD

Dear Chesapeake Current readers, The second half of our spat order for the Chesapeake Beach Oyster Society (CBOCS) project in Fishing Creek is scheduled to arrive on for Saturday, October 8. Ten more cages and 30 bags of spat on shell will be delivered, raising our total spat count to over 100,000! So please reserve the date on your calendar, and come lend a hand. It should be a fun couple of hours, and the tide will be with us this time! Here are the details: Event: Spat delivery and BOCS deployment Date: October 8, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 9:00 am (duration 2-3 hours) Location: Volunteers should please come to the parking lot behind the Northeast Community Center, near the boat ramps. We look forward to seeing you then! Keith Pardiek of Chesapeake Beach CBOCS Committee Chair

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Patricia Basore, 79

Patricia Lee Basore, age 79, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. A native and longtime resident of Maryland, Mrs. Basore had made her home in Greenville, SC for the past six years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary W. Basore in 2004; a daughter, Randi Smiley in 2010; and a grandchild, Daniel T. Smiley in 1994. She is survived by daughters, Toni Pals, Debbi Baughan and Joni DeAngelis, all of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be were received Friday, September 30 at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a memorial service and celebration of Pat’s life was held Saturday, October 1.

Allen Bowen, 82

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Dresser Bowen, a son, Allen H. Bowen, Jr., a daughter, Jo Ann Bowen with her husband Thomas Leroy Bowen, three grandsons, Daniel Shelton Bowen, Joseph Allen Bowen and Mark Andrew Bowen with his wife Lisa Marie (Abell) Bowen, two great grandchildren, Cameron Wesley Bowen and Carly Denise Bowen, and adopted great granddaughter Virginia “Jenny” Wieman. He attended Calvert County Schools until the death of his father in 1946 and worked as a serviceman for the Reliable Oil Company in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was a master plumber and operated his own heating, plumbing and septic business from his residence in Dares Beach for 35 years. He was a very active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and served as assistant treasurer for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Order, Prince Frederick Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M.; former member of the Calvert County Fire Department; and past President of the Southern Maryland Firemen’s Association. Pallbearers are Mark A. Bowen, Joseph A. Bowen, Daniel S. Bowen, Raymond L. Bowen, Larry I. Bowen, and David F. Bowen. Richard Van Y and Joseph H. Boss were honorary pallbearers. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements. A funeral service was held on September 22, 2011 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Prince Frederick. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 99, Prince Frederick, MD 20678; or to the Calvert County Nursing Center, 85 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

III, Jodi Lynn Doyle and Allen Doyle. He was the beloved brother of Deborah Ann (T. Kevin) Wood, Donna Jean (Rodney C.) Young and Diane Marie (Eric) Vause. Cummins was the devoted companion of Tabitha Lynn Doyle. He was preceded in death by his parents and an influential grandmother, Mildred Watson. Donald was an avid fisherman and hunter. When he wasn’t spending time outdoors he was a dedicated father and enjoyed spending time with his family. Friends were received on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A. (Route 4 and Fowler Road, Owings); where funeral services were also held Friday, Sept 23, 2011. Interment followed in Mount Oak UMC Cemetery in Mitchellville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donnie’s name to Greenbaum Cancer Center: 22 South Green Street, D Wing, 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Laura Lubrano, 85

Thomas Hall, 100

Donnie Cummins, Jr., 53

Allen Hutchins Bowen, Sr. “Cuter”, 82, of Prince Frederick, MD passed September 19, 2011 at the Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick. Allen was born on May 11, 1929 in Calvert County to the late Irving C. and Fannie M. Bowen. He was preceded in death by his brother John Irving Bowen, two sisters, Daisy Sherbert and Betty Jane Bowen, a grandson, Roy Wesley Bowen, and a granddaughter, Anita Christine Bowen.

husband Jeff of Annapolis, and Dawn Hanson Dougan of Annapolis; son, Lee N. Hanson of Gambrills; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Hardesty Funeral Home, in Annapolis handled arrangements. Interment following the service was at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, 900 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1300 West St., Annapolis, or the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Thomas L. Hall was born August 20, 1911 and passed away September 18, 2011. Visitation and funeral services were held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Cooper's United Methodist Church, 9370 Southern MD Blvd. in Dunkirk where he was also laid to rest in the church’s cemetery. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements.

Laura Lubrano of Dunkirk was born July 10, 1926 and passed away September 27, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Enrico Lubrano and loving mother of Teresa (Franco), Aniello (Consiglia), Raimondo (Geraldine), Antonio (Lucia), Carmela (Biagio) and Maria (Sal). She was a sister of Flora, Melina, Viola, Vincenzo and Anna, and is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Memorial Contributions may be made Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, c/o Laura P. Lubrano – Love of Luca, 100 N. Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201. Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

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Norris Hanson, 91 Donald Raymond Cummins, Jr., known as "Donnie," age 53, of Chesapeake Beach, formerly of Upper Marlboro, died September 22, 2011. Donald was born April 10, 1958 to Donald R. Cummins, Sr. and Jean F. Wyvill Cummins. He is the loving father of Donald R. Cummins,

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Norris M. Hanson, 91, of Dunkirk and formerly of Annapolis, died September 15 at his home. He was born December 8, 1919, in Baltimore, to Norris and Marie (Parr) Hanson. He attended elementary school and the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. Prior to his military service, he worked for the Glen L. Martin Company of Baltimore, constructing seaplanes for the U. S. military. After the war, he began a career as a life insurance agent for several companies. He retired from the Prudential Insurance Company in 1977. He also owned and operated the Bonnie Lynn Gift Shops in Annapolis. He was a lifelong musician who played the accordion, the guitar, the piano and the banjo. He played with several bands, especially Dixieland bands, in both Baltimore and Annapolis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Katherine E. Hickman, whom he married Oct. 25, 1941 and who died in May 1999; and son, Gary M. Hanson, who died in April 1997. He is survived by four daughters, Katherine E. Howard and husband Jack of Dunkirk, Bonnie Lynn Sears and husband Frank of Port Republic, Pamela D. Lauer and

Amanda Denise Mitchler of North Beach, died on September 24, 2011 at the age of 25. She was born on May 19, 1986 in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is the beloved mother of Gavin Mitchel Todt and the loving daughter of Mary Weakley and Richard Mitchler. She is the sister of AJ and Tyler Weakley. She is also survived by her grandparents, Henry and Manéne Mitchler and Robert and Donna Freels; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members. Amanda graduated from The Calverton School in 2004. While attending Calverton, she was a statistician for the basketball and lacrosse teams. She was a Marlboro Majorette and on the pom squad. Amanda coached the Dunkirk Warriors cheerleading squad for several years. She was an EMT of the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department and the Prince Georges Volunteer Fire Department.

Family receiveD friends at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A., 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 30 at the Chesapeake Church, 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639. Interment was at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens in Port Republic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the: Gavin Mitchel Todt Fund @ NASA Federal Credit Union, 500 Prince Georges Boulevard, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774,

Lawrence Oberg, 66

Jeffrey A. Oberg, of Avon, Ohio and Stephen A. Oberg, Esq., of Huntingtown; four grandchildren and two brothers, Joseph O. Oberg, Jr., of Laurel, Montana, and James O. Oberg of Mill Hall, PA. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Douglas. Family received friends on Saturday, September 24 at Lee Funeral Home, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, with services following. A private celebration of life will be held on Grandpa’s Mountain, Slate Run, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Brown Township Volunteer Fire Company, Attn: Denise, 18118 Rt. 414 Highway, Cedar Run, PA 17727.

Maurice Skillman, 89

Raymond D. Skillman of North Beach, and Melissa A. Longfellow and husband Robert of Owings; grandchildren Chris and Jason Parks, Sandra Lopes, Chad Patterson, and Ryan, Matthew, and Ashlyn Newton; great-grandchildren Luke and Brooke Parks and Genna Patterson; and a sister Virginia Wilson of Frederick, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Yettie Jordan and Mildred Hunt, and a brother James Skillman. A memorial service visiting for family and friends was held at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings. Interment was be private. Memorial contributions and expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

William Zentgraft, 75

Lawrence A. Oberg, 66, of Dunkirk died unexpectedly, September 19, 2011, at his recreational camp in Slate Run, PA. He was born May 10, 1945, in Washington, D.C., to the late Joseph O. and Ruth E. Oberg of Mill Hall, PA. He retired in July, 2003, from the Federal Government. At the apex of his more than 30-year career, he served as the Inspector General for the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. He also served in the United States Naval Reserves from 1966 to 1972, and then the United States Coast Guard Reserves from 1972 until 1990, when he retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In June of 1970, Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Government and Politics degree from University of Maryland University College. He completed his education with a Master’s Degree in Investigative Techniques from George Washington University in February 1975. He was a lifetime member of the Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Silver Hill, Maryland and actively involved in all levels of Scouting with his sons. He enjoyed coaching his sons in sports, as well as fishing and hunting with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy H. Oberg of Dunkirk, two sons, Dr.

Maurice E. Skillman, 89, of Dunkirk, MD passed away September 20, 2011 at the Gladys Spellman Specialty Care Unit at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, MD. Maurice was born February 2, 1922 in Fayetteville, NC to Raymond and Ruby (Byrd) Skillman. He moved with his family to the Capitol Heights area in Prince George’s County, MD and attended public schools. He married Nancy V. Turner on February 14, 1956, and they lived in Upper Marlboro until moving to Dunkirk in South Anne Arundel County in 1971. Maurice was an automobile mechanic and operated a gas station in Upper Marlboro for many years. He also worked as a mechanic for the A.C. Young Tractor Supply Company in Upper Marlboro, and was a longtime farmer. During the 1990’s Maurice enjoyed being a newspaper deliveryman for The Capital newspaper. In his leisure time Maurice enjoyed NASCAR, reading, watching football, gardening, housecleaning, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy T. Skillman; four children, Marsha L. Parks and husband Mike of Lothian, Elaine M. Patterson and husband Lester of Manassas, VA,

William A. Zentgraft, Sr., 75, of Prince Frederick MD passed away on September 20,

2011 at his home. He was born on February 15, 1936 on the family farm in Prince Frederick to the late Albert and Thelma Hutchins Zentgraft. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife of 26 years who passed away at the age of 44, Elsie Mae Zentgraft, and his sister, Anne Z. Cox. Mr. Zentgraft or Mr. Z, as he was called by many of the students on his bus route, owned and operated school buses for over 40 years. He also worked at farming, raising tobacco and then beef cattle in later years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick. He is survived by his children; Genevieve A. Zentgraft of Prince Frederick, William A. Zentgraft, Jr. and his wife Lynette of Owings, Christina L. Rickett of Prince Frederick, and Charles Allen Zentgraft and his wife Tammy of Prince Frederick. Grandfather of; Charles A. (AJ) Zentgraft, Jr., Julia M. Zentgraft, Lindsay M. Rickett, Zackary D. Rickett, William A. (Will) Zentgraft, III and Matthew A. Zentgraft. He is also survived by his sisters, M. Ellen Williams and Mary Frances Harrison both of Prince Frederick and companion Faye Bowen and her family of Prince Frederick. The family received friends at Trinity United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick, where funeral services were also held. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

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Soap Stars Come Home Meet Austin Peck & Terri Conn


y son, Austin Peck, an actor, called me recently to suggest that he was soon to be featured on the NBC “Today Show” in a segment covering “Soap Stars with Parallel Careers.” It’s a good thing he has a parallel career. He teaches boxing, trains boxers. He has worked on soap operas, three of them; nine years on “Days of Our Lives” (DOOL), three years on “As The World Turns” (ATWT) which was cancelled but where he met his new wife and darling of our lives, Terri Conn. They are both currently working again on another soap, “One Life To Live,” which is soon to be off the air in January 2012. Boo hoo! On ‘One Life To Live’ (OLTL) they are not a couple though (yet!), as they were on ATWT, as “Brad and Katie.” This time, they are, or at least started out, as villains. Terri came on the show this past year as “Aubrey Wentworth” a grifter/con woman, after the heart (and money) of the nice, rich guy, “Joey.” Austin came on as “Rick Powers” who Soap Opera Digest describes as a “porn producer with a heart…shameless, quirky, funny and fun to watch.” I admit I have to watch him through my fingers, even when I have to lol at some hideous thing he is doing. I told him, “Austin, I don’t know what bothers me more about this role: what you are saying or how well you are saying it!” He looks and seems like an odd mix between “Don Draper” on MadMen, Jim Carrey, and Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.” Creepy but so funny! Suffice it say, he is having the time of his life. He is such a brat! Back to the “parallel careers.” Actors have to learn how to eat and act at the same time. We struggle to make it all work, just as everyone does. Many actors learn to survive the “currently unengaged” times between acting jobs/contracts

with what ‘normal’ American working folks like us do all the time. We have other careers/businesses, and must work other jobs (in or out of the industry) to fill in the income blanks. Who knew? As Americans, especially in this economy, a lot of us are discovering how inventive we can be when desperate. As my dear Grandmother Kane used to say, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” Actors have always known that. So, this recent Soap Opera Weekly Centerfold ‘Cute Couple of Life’ are coming to town again! Yay! I met recently with my friend, Karen Berry, one of the producers of the upcoming “Great Big Home & Leisure Show” at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf. She told me she was bringing the two of them back to appear, and we were both so excited because last March when she hired Austin and Terri to come and appear at her brilliant and terrific event, Austin couldn’t make it. He got sick. Terri brought another actress with her instead from OLTL, Shenaz Treasury (Rama), and we all had a ball together. Shenaz even had her teeth whitened while there, how human of her! But this time, with a new, bigger and better “Great Big Home & Leisure Show,” we will have Austin with us too (God willing!)! I have seen them in the interim, of course, but this time we all get to play together at the Home Show! And what a place to play! The Great Big Home & Leisure Show, the biggest home show in all of Southern Maryland, is a dynamic weekend where over 100 local businesses, each with a focus on some aspect of home and/or recreation and leisure provide vivid examples of their work along with opportunities to brainstorm your home/ leisure and recreation dreams. “It’s your one stop shop for all your home improvement, recreation and leisure needs”, Karen adds. So come, hang out and dream!!

By Clare O’Shea For example, Pete Merski of Greener Horizons Landscaping, Inc. in Dunkirk will be there again presenting another fantasy backyard vision for leisure living. Last year, he created a built-in outdoor fountain/waterfall and outside fire pit. Broad Creek Kitchens will have an entire, glamorous kitchen actually built right there from ground up on site! There are even three companies offering amazing deals on dream vacation packages! Karen says, “Consumers will be able to compare products and services, as exhibitors compete to solicit their best products and lowest prices. It’s the time and place for great ‘end of season’ deals. In addition, will be lots of information about tax saving credit situations. So many ways to win!” The Capital Clubhouse is the perfect family venue, in that, it is surrounded by a whole variety of great restaurants all within walking distance, while ‘Rita’s” will be on site providing the most delicious cold refreshments. The Capital Clubhouse is also giving away FREE ice skate rentals with each purchase of a Great Big Home & Leisure Show admission ticket. The Clubhouse’s indoor ice rink is not only fun for all ages, but provides hours of entertainment for the kids while mom and dad meet new vendors. Austin and Terri will be appearing on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. I will be there too, but you won’t even notice me, what with the “Cute Ones” on hand. Austin has told me when I’ve complained about the extreme and sometimes ridiculous goings on in soaps, that, “Mom! Soaps are an ‘alternate universe’, not Planet Earth! That’s why ‘anything goes’. People never work! If they die, they could come back to life! And all other illogical happenings occur. It makes sense. It’s a parallel planet, Mom, somewhere far off in the distance of space! Get it?”

The Great Big Home & Leisure Show is Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Capital Clubhouse is located at 3033 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf, near the intersection of US Route 301 and State Route 228, behind BestBuy. Admission is only $8, with discount coupons available in most ads. Look for Austin Peck and Terri Conn from “One Life To Live” Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

tin Peck and Terri “One Life To Live” stars Aus er Steven Bergman. aph togr Pho it: cred to Pho Conn. And I say, “Yea, an’ all the people are too gorgeous. But always miserable! Isn’t that fun?” But now you know from the horse’s (mother’s) mouth that they truly are really human. Just like ducks who glide across the water so effortlessly, while their little webbed feet are going a mile a minute, actors work really hard to survive. Incidentally, what actress said, “Don’t hate me because I am beautiful?! (I hated her, every single time!) Yes, Austin and Terri are gorgeous, inside and out. Both are warm and fun and a little goofy. Well, Austin is a lot goofy. They make it look easy, while their ‘lil webbed feet are really pumpin’ it. Just come and meet them for yourself and check ‘em out! I think you’ll love ‘em too. (Of course, I am the Mom…hmmm…) The Capital Clubhouse is located at 3033 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf, near the intersection of US Route 301 and State Route 228, behind BestBuy. Admission is only $8, with discount coupons available in most ads. The show schedule is as follows: Saturday, October 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 form 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. About the Author: Clare O’Shea of Chesapeake Beach is an account executive with the Chesapeake Current, a well-known actress/singer, and Austin Peck’s mom.

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Cotton Candy and Belly Laughs At WHES By Jenny Kellner Fall fun is done right at Windy Hill Elementary in Owings, as families of students enjoyed a Carnival Night at the school on September 16. Students had a good time, and parents enjoyed reconnecting with other parents that they may not have seen over the summer. In addition to the usual orientation and formal Back-to-School Night, WHES’s carnival is a spectacular event to usher in a new school year. The children enjoyed a variety of carnival games with prizes. Choices included shooting hopes, tossing beanbags and sack races among other challenges. The kids could also make and take home sand art and spin art. The great surprise on the cool evening was that a brave soul actually volunteered for the dunk tank- and was dunked many times! Carnival snacks on hand were popcorn and cotton candy. All of the games and edible treats were included in the modest $5.00 price of admission. The 5th grade was on site raising funds for their big trip by selling pizza, drinks and glow necklaces. Many a parent chose to make dinner a part of the easy evening. The highlight of the evening was magician/comedian Wild Willy Woo Woo. His high energy and slapstick humor delights both young and old. The kids are enthralled with every move he

makes. Adults find themselves torn between wondering “how did he do that” and watching the faces of the youngsters. It is both hilarious and heartwarming to see a child’s expression go from amazement to a fit of belly laughing delight. What pure joy! Last year’s carnival also featured Wild Willy. He was set up on a flatbed trailer in the field amongst the fun and games. The North Beach Fire Department was on hand to provide floodlights as the sun set and the evening darkened. However, as luck would have it, they received a call and had to depart quickly. The field of blanket-seated children was left in the dark. Several parents stepped in to light up the stage with their SUV headlights. Everyone made the most of it and all was well. No such situation happened this year. The new arrangement showed that organizers had done much planning and revising since. Wild Willy was in the gym this year, performing two shows to accommodate the number of participants no headlights needed. Upon check-in for the event, families were given a color-coded wristband to signify which show they were to attend. A strong group of PTA volunteers worked with the school’s staff to provide this well-planned event.

An evening of this scale is the result of many hours of coordinating and preparation. Mrs. Adams, principal, and Dorinda Rice, PTA President, led an effective team and the community benefitted. It was good to see new faces among the core group of volunteers. Kindergarten parents, fresh and ready to pitch in, are undoubtedly a welcomed addition to the seasoned helpers. The Windy Hill campus was abuzz the entire evening as the middle school was hosting its first Knights Night Out dance of the year. Many 6th graders excitedly bided their time at the carnival while waiting for the dance to begin. Just minutes before the seven o’clock start time, a rush of the former elementary students headed down the hill for their first middle school dance. The passing of time and changing of the seasons hung as heavily in the cool air as the aroma of the pink cotton candy. Another school year has begun. Many thanks are due to all of the volunteers who gave the families an opportunity for fun and celebration. About the Author: Jenny Kellner is a mother, teacher and Girl Scout leader. She lives in North Beach with her husband, Joe, and their four children, and serves on the town’s Historic Preservation Commission.

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Tour Calvert Farms Get to know Calvert County’s rural community by spending the day on three working farms. The 14th annual Farm Tour takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. It promises to be a great family outing with special activities and educational opportunities at these local farms: Fridays Creek Winery 3485 Chaneyville Road, Owings (410) 286-WINE or A family-owned and operated farm winery is housed in a renovated tobacco/dairy barn at the confluence of Fridays Creek and the Patuxent River. Farm Tour activities include: • Grape stomping and complimentary wine tasting • Live music and food • Renovated tobacco barn tours with arts and crafts from local artists • Cork decorating and racing in the stream and waterfall • Demonstrations on grape growing, harvesting and processing Lucky Cricket Farm, LLC 1935 Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown (410) 610-4849 or This 30-acre equestrian educational center with rolling pastures, woods, pond and a stream includes a 16-stall barn with an attached cover-all indoor arena. Activities include: • Various horse demonstrations including dressage, drill team, jumping and vaulting • Horse-drawn carriage rides • Horseback riding games • Grooming demonstrations • Children’s activities • Food and music

Spider Hall Farm 3915 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick (410) 610-0094 This 362-acre farm is one of the few remaining working farms of its size in the county also focusing on educating the community about the past, present and future of agriculture. New this year is “The Farm Stand” where you can purchase local milk, ice cream, cheese, eggs, produce, meats and more. The weekend’s events will feature: • A nine-acre corn maze • Hay rides and a petting zoo • Pick-your-own pumpkin patch • Food by Hardesty Haven Catering and kettle corn by Calvert Kettle Corn • Crafts including baskets, beads, wood-turning and more • Pony rides (Sunday only) • Exhibits from 4-H, Calvert County Historical Society, Calvert Young Farmers, Calvert Library and more The annual Calvert County Farm Tour is coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development and the Calvert County Agriculture Commission. The Agriculture Commission conducts the Farm Tour to educate Calvert residents about farming and to provide the public with an opportunity to interact with the farming community. For more information on the 2011 Calvert County Farm Tour, visit or contact the Calvert County Maryland Department of Economic Development at (410) 535-4583, (800) 331-9771 or (301) 855-1880 or via email at

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Movie Starring North Beach ‘Clear and Sunny Skies’ is a short, independent film that features a very familiar set: the backdrop is the Town of North Beach. Filmmaker Anthony Greene says the inspiration for the movie came when he and his family spent a Labor Day weekend at the Inn at Herrington on the Bay in Rose Haven. “I was so inspired by the area that I was able to write the script that weekend. I loved the area so much that Filmmaker Anthony Greene. ever since, I’ve been looking for an apartment.” One of the connections he made while filming the movie was with Bil Shockley, former owner of Bilvil in North Beach. Greene says, “I asked him if we could shoot some scenes there at his restaurant and he said yes. He also made us delicious food, too.” Here’s the storyline: two women from different backgrounds have a chance meeting on the North Beach boardwalk. Greene says, “They open up and start talking about their lives and things they have never discussed with anyone before. It turns out that both are at a cross-roads, heart-warming touching discussion, of all the things important in their lives.” Greene says, “One of the characters is a professional businesswomen with no children, who has always stayed busy, but has come back to her hometown to seriously analyze her life. The other woman is married with children, but come to the realization that she need s different life, and has just filed divorce papers.” There are two pivotal scenes in North Beach. “They have a heart-to-heart talk on the boardwalk, then on of them suggests they go to BilVil for a bite to eat, where they talk more. Then, they go back to walk on the boardwalk and as they are coming down the pier, that’s when the husband comes back and confronts them. He demands an explanation, an the wife, for the first time, stands up to him.” He adds, “It shows a beautiful small town, great beach, everything at peace… not too far away from home.” Greene lives in nearby Prince Georges County, Suitland, to be exact. The full short film is about 19 minutes long. Greene says he wrote the script and produced ‘Clear and Sunny Skies,’ but did not direct it. “I worked with another filmmaker and wanted to give them an opportunity to direct,” he says. If you’d like to know more, he invites you to look up his Facebook page for ‘Clear and Sunny Skies’ for interviews with the actresses, and photos behind the scenes. There are also some clips on YouTube. (Scan the Current Code to watch one of them.) “North Beach Town Hall gave me the permit to shoot, and gave me access to the pier free of charge. I invited them to come to the opening of the film but only Bil and Sandi Shockley did come.” “I would love to bring back to North Beach and have a showing of the film,” Greene says. “Everyone who watches it wants to know where we shot it. People are taken aback by the beauty of the location. When I tell them it’s just 30 minutes away, they can’t believe it. Several people who have seen the movie even came out to North Beach, and they just loved it there, too.” He’s shown the film several places to date, most recently at the East of the River Film Festival in Anacostia. Greene started his film career about five years ago, and says he has completed several documentaries and five short films to date. His next film is called ‘The Henchman’s War’ and, “We’re looking at coming back out to North Beach to film one of the scenes of the movie. We start shooting October 22.” Scan the Current Codes to watch clips of Clear and Sunny Skies, filmed in North Beach.

On the set of ‘Clear and Sunny Skies,’ filmed in North Beach.

Scene on the Boardwalk

Scene at BilVil

Dracula Sinks His Teeth Into The Beaches Children Of The Night Beware!

By Regan Cashman Think you know everything about Dracula? You’ve never seen it like this before! So, how about sinking your teeth into the Twin Beach Players’ stylish, scary, and sometimes funny production? In this version, written by Ted Tiller, you will encounter some funny dialog amongst the dark deeds retelling the familiar tale. And, just when you have breathed a sigh of relief or a chuckle, you will find yourself scared out of your wits all over again! You following so far? Good. So, follow us down to North Beach Volunteer Fire Department (Rt. 261 at 8536 Bayside Rd. Chesapeake Beach, MD. 20732) for one of our 11 performances. Bring a spouse, a date, or a friend to cling to! And, if you come in costume (and we mean a REAL costume) we’ll even give you a free popcorn or soda! Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 for Seniors, Military, Students and TBP Members. Groups of ten or more can buy tickets to the same performance for $10! So, what are you waiting for? There are plenty of tricks, and lots of treats in this version. For a bloody good time, call and reserve your tickets at (410) 474-4214. Reservations MUST be made at least three hours before performance you are attending, beginning Friday, October 21 – just in time for Halloween! About the Author: Regan Cashman is Vice President of the Twin Beach Players theatre group.

The Story of Dracula

By Sid Curl

A dark cloud has settled over the castle-sanatorium of Dr. Seward's estate outside of London. What should be a happy time for the coming marriage of Jonathan Harker, and Mina Murray, Dr. Seward's ward, has become instead Mina's sickbed as a strange illness has beset her. Also, her best friend from childhood, Lucy Westerna, has recently passed with a similar symptom that has beset Mina and all involved are greatly concerned for her health and welfare. A strange Count has appeared next door in the formerly abandoned Castle Carfax. The members of the village are upset by the Count’s presence and the inmates of the sanatorium have begun acting very disturbed since his arrival as well. In particular, one fellow named Renfield now demands to feast on insects and his constant escapes have left the staff in a tizzy. Attendants Hennessey and Wesley have been left in a continuing state of exhaustion attempting to chase Renfield down and control his weird feasting, his demanding of blood to satisfy his crazed appetite. The Maid senses the evil, and stares silently, bewildered by the strange goings on in the household, but keeps the rooms clean in spite of the malignant destruction she perceives. Dr. Seward has sent for his colleague and college friend, the esteemed Dr. Van Helsing, as Van Helsing has devoted a life to science but has also dabbled heavily in studies of the occult, the black science that may in some way tie into the visitations that have taken place by the mysterious Count. And could all of this have come about, because, Sybil Seward, Dr. Seward's, rambling, well-meaning sister has invited into their home the Count, to cross the threshold, never knowing what destruction, an invitation to a vampire, a hideous creature of the night, Count Dracula, can cause! About the Author: Sid Curl of Prince Frederick is President of the Twin Beach Players theatre group.

Concerned Black Women "A Salute to Excellence Awards Luncheon" Sat. Oct 8, 2011 • 11:15 am- 3:00 pm • Rod ‘N' Reel Restaurant - FREE PARKING Grand Buffet Tickets $55 each - Make checks payable to: "CBW" Mail to: Concerned Black Women Calvert Co., PO Box 927, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 ATTN: Robin Pick up tickets at door day of event For more info, email: (410) 586-9157 20 Thursday, October 6, 2011 Chesapeake Current

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Chesapeake Current Music Calendar Have an upcoming music event you’d like listed here? Email details to Sunday, October 9 CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Brian Ganz performs at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9 at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series will kick off the 2011 season with Brian Ganz, classical pianist. The concert will commence with a performance by Job Smoot, winner of the 2011 Southern Maryland Piano Competition. The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented by Edward and Patricia Mehosky, St. Clair and Mary Tweedie, Gerry Van De Velde and Rene Cunningham and CSM. Open seating. Free. (443) 550-6011, or Saturday, October 15 Hymn Sing: The Lothian Ruritan Club will be sponsoring its annual Hymn Sing with the Good Times Gospel Quartet from Harrisonsburg, VA on October 15, 2011 at the Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County, 9870 Old Solomons Island Rd., Owings, MD 20736. The church is located east of the intersection of Route 2, Solomons Island Road and Route 260. There will be community Gospel signing during the intermission and home made light refreshments will be served immediately following the hymn sing. A collection place will be passed to support the Lothian Ruritan scholarship fund, Snacks for Heroes Project, and other community service activities. For additional contact John Batluck at (301) 855-7507 or visit

Major Marching Band Competition at NHS The 18th Annual Patriot Classic Tournament of Bands Competition is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 at the Northern High School Football Field, 2950 Chaneyville Rd., in Owings. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and the show begins at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a family evening of fun watching judged high school marching band shows! See and hear beating drum lines, spinning flags, and changing formations. Admission is $6 for ages 13 years and above, $4 for ages 6 to 12 years, and it’s free for ages 5 and under. Food concessions will be available. For further information contact: Rick Morrison, Patriot Classic Coordinator at or (202) 497-8746. Sponsored by Northern Music Boosters. Directions from Prince Frederick and Solomons/Lusby: Take Route 2/4 north to Chaneyville Road (watch for the signs for Fridays Creek Winery). Turn left at the light. Northern High School will be on your left. Directions from Annapolis: Take Route 2 south, 2nd traffic light after Friendship traffic circle turn RIGHT onto Grover’s Turn Road, stop sign continue STRAIGHT and bear left onto Fowler’s Road, next stop sign turn LEFT onto Route 4 south, next traffic light turn RIGHT onto Chaneyville Road, Northern High School will be on your left.

Friday, October 21 Calvert Marine Museum presents Folksinger Gordon Bok Live. 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Every Wednesday: Bluegrass Jam at Happy Harbor Restaurant, 533 Deale Road, in Deale. Get ready for some old-time fun, whether you come to play or just to listen and enjoy. The Bluegrass Jam starts at 7:00 p.m.


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Take me home! Gray Bear is a gray and white domestic short hair kitten. She is a three-month-old female and weighs 3.4 lbs. She is very relaxed and sweet. For more information about Gray Bear or any of the many other animals currently needing homes, contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control at (410) 222-8900.



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Out&About Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9 Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) at the Calvert Marine Museum 10:00 am 5:00 pm daily. Also, the Calvert Artists' Guild will be displaying at PRAD from 10:00 am 5:00 pm daily as well.

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Huge Yard Sale: The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a giant yard sale in their parking lot on Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Sunday, October 16 noon. Tables are available for $15 each and $25 for two. To reserve a table please contact Diana Annual Fall Family Fun Day at the Chesa(410) 231-1775 (must be reserved in advance; peake Beach Railway Museum, next ot the Rod for additional tables, check with Diana). ‘N’ Reel. Explore the museum and its history Community Harvest Day For End Hunger in with free children’s programs, crafts and games Calvert County, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more info, call Farms of End Hunger, Spider Hall Farm, 141 (410) 257-3892 or visit Schooner Lane, Prince Frederick. There will be activities in the fields and in the warehouse, all Monday, October 17 ages are invited to participate. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes! To RSVP when you will be coming and how many guests they Book Discussion at Calvert Library Twin can expect, or for more information visit their Beaches Branch from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. website at Read anything about Cleopatra and come dressed the part and ready to discuss this intriguing woman’s life! Sunday, October 9 CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Brian Ganz - October 9 - 3:00 pm - College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119 - J.W. Williams Road. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents classical pianist, Brian Ganz. A graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Ganz has performed with numerous orchestras such as the St. Louis Symphony, as well as annually with the Ward Virts series.

County Fair Memories "Country Fairs...Interpreted by CalvART Artists" is being extended through November 1. Encounter the works of painters, potters, photographers, glass blowers, wood cutters, and jewelry makers. Art show at the Calvart Gallery, Prince Frederick Center, 110 S. Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. The gallery is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call (410) 535-9252 for more information.

Wednesday, October 19 Book Discussion at Calvert Library Fairview Branch in Owings. One Maryland One Book; "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian" by Sherman Alexie.

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Kids Just Want to Have Fun at Calvert Library Prince Frederick from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 Creative Memoirs: Reinventing a Life from 2:00 p.m. The theme is American Legends. - 3:30 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick Book Discussion at Calvert Library Southern with author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie. Branch 2:00 - 3:00 pm "Plum Wine" by Angela Davis-Gardner. Thursday, October 13 Kids Just Want to Have Fun at Calvert Kids Just Want to Have Fun at Calvert Library Prince Frederick from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 Library Twin Beaches Branch 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Theme is knights. p.m. The theme is nature.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16 14th Annual Farm from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The locations participating are as follows: Fridays Creek Winery, Lucky Cricket Farm and Spider Hill Farm. For more information visit or contact the Calvert County Maryland Department of Economic Development at (410) 535-4583.

Saturday, October 15 American Indian Heritage Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Watch, do and learn! Experience America’s first culture through demonstrations and explore traditions in an Indian Village. Visit or call (410) 586-8501 for more information. Farm Heritage Show and Shrimp & Roast Beef Dinner at Friendship United Methodist Church, Route 2 & Friendship Road Friendship, Maryland. Farm Show 1pm-6pm Dinner 2pm-6pm. Bring The Family! Fun For All Ages! All Exhibitors Welcome! For more information call 410-257-7133

Turkey Shoots in Deale The Deale Charter Boat Captains Association is holding Turkey Shoots on the first three Saturdays in October. They start at 11:00 a.m., also at Happy Harbor in Deale. Spokeman Capt. Kenny Boswell says, “The costs vary, depending on depending on what you do. It’s usually $3 to $10 per shoot, and most people will shoot about 20 rounds. You can sign up for whatever prizes you want to shoot for that day.”

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Every Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. Please Register at the Calvert Library in Prince Frederick in advance.

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