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Remembering 9/11 See Page 3

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Local Surfing Legend Wins Big See Page 20

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South County Stays Rural

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Zoning Changes Vetoed Sixteen controversial zoning amendments passed recently by the Anne Arundel County Council have been vetoed by County Executive John R. Leopold. He called the changes a "flagrant violation of the principles of the General Development Plan and the Small Area Plans that preceded it." Several of the parcels were in Lothian and at Lothian Circle at MD Route 2. "`Keep South County Rural’ is not just a slogan. It is the guiding principle for how we preserve the character of our communities into the future. I stand with the communities who have worked hard to protect their farms, streams and neighborhoods. Many of the proposed zoning changes are irresponsible spot zoning. Enacting these changes would start a domino effect of rezoning requests to commercialize a rural district," Leopold added. The list of veto items preceded by their amendment numbers includes: • 26 – RA-R5, 1027, 1081, 1085, 1131, 1133, Mt. Zion-Marlboro Rd., Lothian • 36 – C3-W2, 5517 Muddy Creek Road, Churchton • 45 – RA-C1, Lothian Circle, Lothian Scan the Current Code on your smart phone and click on the amendment numbers, or visit our breaking news web site and search for this article to access zoning maps of these areas and the zoning applications. They can also be accessed directly at

It was a week to remember! On Tuesday, August 23 at 1:51 p.m. our area was rocked by a rare earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale. The following Saturday, August 27, Hurricane Irene blew through with a vengeance. Although most of us were lucky, some area residents did lose their homes and power was out for days. Cover Story page 12.

Sue Kullen Lands New Job Another Chesapeake Current Exclusive Former State Delegate Sue Kullen is coming back. Sources tell the Chesapeake Current that she has been appointed as Senator Ben Cardin’s Southern Maryland representative covering Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Kullen accompanied Governor Martin O’Malley as he toured all three counties the following Tuesday, and she went with Congressman Steny Hoyer as he toured Calvert and St. Mary’s County a few days later. We understand that the official announcement will be forthcoming.


In the wake of Irene, the clean-up is underway. Find out how to get rid of your debris for free. Story page 9. Sue Kullen

Give Your Input on Redistricting Congressman Steny Hoyer (tan shirt) toured his district to assess damage from Irene. Here he examines damage to homes, cliffs, and trees on Dahlia Road in Scientists Cliffs.

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REMINDER: A public meeting on Calvert County Redistricting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Calvert Pines Sr. Center in Prince Frederick. The Calvert County 2011 Redistricting Committee invites you to take their online survey and answer five short but important questions in the meantime. You can go online to and click on “Redistricting” to take the survey. The deadline is Sept. 19. For more information, contact Comm. Chair Patt Parker at (443) 624-3116 or email: For information on MD state redistricting activities go to http://www.mdp.state. To read a League of Women Voter’s Redistricting fact sheet, go to

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community No surf on the Chesapeake? Think again! Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson is a surfing legend who lives locally, and has just won big in an East Coast surfing competition. The rest of the story on page 20.

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3 Local News 6 On The Water 8 Community 10 Taking Care of Business 12 Cover Story 14 Letters 16 In Remembrance 18 Education 20 Community 21 Music Notes 22 Business Directory 23 Out & About

AA County Completes 9/11 Memorial LOCAL NEWS Will Be Unveiled at Ceremony The final phase of construction has begun on the 9-11 Memorial in Millersville, according to Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold. It’s expected to be completed by September 11. "On the 10th anniversary of 9-11, we will hold a special ceremony to honor the fallen and showcase this project that has come about through hard work and dedication from volunteers," County Executive Leopold said. "I want to thank Walnut Hill Landscape and our team of local contractors for donating services and materials to create this fitting tribute to the victims and reminder that we will never forget what happened on September 11th."

Citizens will have their first chance to visit the completed memorial on Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. and see the inscribed bricks donated by individuals and businesses, as well as the bronze plaques, landscaping, benches and lighting fixtures added this week. The event will include a moment of silence at 8:50 a.m. for the nearly 3,000 people who perished when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA. The memorial features two steel beams from the World Trade Center. The site is located at 8495 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108. Col. Edward C. Rothstein, USA, the commander of

Boardwalk Benches Commemorate 9/11 Another Chesapeake Current Exclusive The North Beach boardwalk and pier are lined with dozens of memorial benches. But eight of them stand out as enduring tributes to victims of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. North Beach resident Linda Krell, who was working at the Pentagon on 9/11, arranged for the benches to be installed.

Fort George G. Meade, will be the featured speaker. Prior to assuming command of Fort Meade in July of this year, Col. Rothstein as Chief of Intelligence Operations for the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Annapolis Chorale will perform at the ceremony and also at two free evening events at St. Anne’s Church (4:00 p.m.) and Maryland Hall (7:00 p.m.). You can find more information about the Chorale at The Anne Arundel County Arts Council is still accepting tax-deductible contributions for the memorial. For more information, call (410) 222-7949.

Ceremony To Remember 9/11 Everyone Invited

The Town of Chesapeake Beach is planning a memorial event on Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11. This was the worst-ever terrorist attack on American soil. Who could forget the morning of September 11, 2001? The terrorist attacks left 2,753 Americans dead or wounded at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, DC and in Shanksville, PA. That day, four commercial airliners were hijacked. Two of these planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one crashed into the Pentagon and one crashed in a field in Shanksville when passengers overpowered their hijackers to save others. The local observance is designed to pay tribute to those who lost their lives, honor those first responders who risked their lives to save their fellow countrymen. To prove the resolve and patriotism of Americans remains strong, the Town of Chesapeake Beach invites everyone to attend this special anniversary event. The remembrance ceremony will take place at Veteran’s Park in Chesapeake Beach at the corner of Maryland Routes 260 and 261 at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come.

“There are six on the main pier and two down at the end of the road by Dairy Freeze. They are dedicated to the Naval professionals from the Director of Naval Intelligence (N2) that lost their lives when the plane struck the Pentagon,” Krell says. They were installed in 2002. “The first two benches (on Bay Avenue at Chestnut Street) were donated for Angie Houtz and Jerry Moran. Angie was a civilian government employee and Jerry was a government contractor employed by BAE SYSTEMS. Angie's bench was paid for by a family friend, and Jerry's by his fellow team members who worked with him on the video teleconferencing systems for Office of Naval Intelligence,” Krell explains. “The remaining six benches were paid for by Tandenberg Corporation of Reston, VA as a memorial to those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.” Providing Excellent Service For Over 20 Years “I was manager of the video teleconference group at ONI, but this story should not be about me. It is a tribute to the courage and the supreme loss to the families of these 9/11 Auto Accidents victims. One of our group's wives actually came up with the idea as a way to honor Jerry, Workers’ comp so we all passed the hat,” Krell adds. “Angie's bench was paid for by a friend of the family. • Divorce/Separation Tandberg Corporation was looking for a way to honor some of the victims of the Pentagon • Support/Custody and so they donated for the remaining six benches. The families and friends of the honor• Domestic Violence ees were given the opportunity to come up with the wording for the plaques.” • Criminal/Traffic All of the messages for the 9/11 victims are heartfelt. • DWI/MVA Hearings “I have a difficult time deciding which plaque is the most thought evoking, but it is a Power of Attorney Scan this “Times Code” toss up between 'Killed by cowards' on 9/11' and the homage to his newborn baby girl that with your smart phone • Name Change • Adoption Julian Cooper never got to meet,” Krell says. • Wills • Guardianship The cost now for a memorial bench along the North Beach boardwalk is $1,075 and Accepting: includes the wooden bench, installation, and a permanent bronze plaque with two lines of 99 Smallwood Dr. Waldorf, MD • 206 Washignton Ave. LaPlata, MD inscription. Order forms are available through Town Hall. SERVING CHARLES • ST. MARY’S • PG • CALVERT (301) 932-7700 (301) 870-7111

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LOCAL NEWS Check Out eBooks

Calvert Library is getting a lot of buzz these days because they have the hot products and are the cool place to be. About ten years ago when the Internet really started heating up, people predicted that libraries would be gone in ten years. Libraries in general and Calvert Library specifically have proven that they have staying power. With over 2,000 people a day in and out of the actual buildings, Calvert Library has demonstrated itself as a necessary and well-loved institution. The most recent excitement is around e-readers as the library circulates Kindles and NOOKcolors for customers who want to experiment with this new reading medium. With 72 devices circulating, you would think you wouldn’t have to wait too long to get one and that is true for a few titles that only have seven to ten people waiting for their turn. However, the Bestseller NOOKcolor has almost sixty people waiting…with six copies of this title, it could take a few months before that one makes the rounds. In the meantime, some people are learning to take advantage of the nearly 5,000 e-books the Calvert Library offers through the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium, also known as Overdrive. These e-books can be downloaded to your own e-reader as well as your smartphone, laptop or even desktop computer…though it is a little uncomfortable to take your desktop computer to bed with you. Getting set up to take advantage of these e-books does take a little patience the first time but after the initial software is downloaded and your account created, it is even easier than a trip to the library to “pick up” a few books. For those that are interested in having a little help getting started using these e-books, Calvert Library and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) are co-sponsoring training on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Beginners will be introduced to several popular e-reading devices to help decide which one might be best for which situation. Then attendees will walk through the entire process of downloading the software, creating an Adobe Digital Editions account and then checking out an e-book and loading it on an e-reader or smart phone. Please register through the Calvert Library website or by calling. If you have one, feel free to bring your e-reader, laptop and/or smart phone for hands-on practice. AAUW will provide light refreshments. For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.

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Libraries Remain Alive and Kicking

By Nick Garrett

Are libraries dying? Not in our area. In recent years, questions about the evolution of public libraries has been asked more and more frequently by the institutions themselves, government, and private citizens curious about the role they will play. Some have suggested that technology will ultimately put the nail in the coffin of these once crucial public entities, making the need to borrow physical books obsolete. Others have argued, convincingly, that libraries are continuing to evolve with the times to incorporate technologies and public services, keeping themselves in high demand. The four branches of the Calvert Library in Owings, Chesapeake Beach, Prince Frederick and Lusby boast over one million items circulated every year in a row. Further, the modern librarian operates like a machine, developing vast knowledge of inventories, titles, technology, customer service, and research strategies to find even the most obscure. No one knows more about the continued successful evolution of public libraries in this county better than those that serve through the southern branch or its patrons, currently located in the Parks and Recreation building also shared with the Office on Aging, and Substance Abuse Services. To say it is cramped is an understatement. Perhaps no entity has done more to maximize space better. Each corner is packed tight with books and AV materials. Office space for staff is minimal. The current Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the library and several community partners, made their feelings known at a public hearing before the commissioners recently about the proposed interim branch in what used to be Woodburn’s Market in Solomons. This interim location solves what has been a long-term space issue for Southern Calvert. It will provide over 9,000 square feet for library services and inventory.

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The commissioners approved over $800,000 for construction and over $100,000 per year for upkeep for the new location. It is, however, an interim solution. The funding for a new branch in Southern Calvert had appeared in the budget as far back as 2005. The economic downturn caused the funding to be deferred, to the wish list, and finally to virtually gone. At the hearing, each commissioner shared comments and stories about his or her relationship to the library and her services. Highlights included important background information from Commissioner President Susan Shaw and library director Pat Hoffman. “You made a believer out of me,” said Commissioner Gerry Clark, in reference to the library’s impact on the community. Commissioner Steve Weems told of his two-year-old going to story time and musical Commissioner Pat Nutter commented on the variety of programs and outreach that goes far beyond books. Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt drew chuckles when he commented on the opposition to libraries, based on the argument that technology will replace libraries, making them obsolete. “Upon returning from assignment in Turkey in 1983, I worked in an office where the big thing was that we were going to go paperless.” He then held up a huge stack of paper highlighting the commissioner business for that day to a room full of snickers. While the public record remains open for comment for another week, it is widely celebrated that the commissioners found the resources to implement such an important public service for Calvert County families. In politics, all’s fair when it comes to praising or criticizing the decisions that politicians make. In this case, kudos to the sitting board for their vision, foresight, and desire to expand important county services while keeping us in the green. 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.




Irene’s Worst Brings Out The Best By Susan Shaw President, Calvert County Board of Commissioners

As I write this article, I am heading to Chesapeake Ranch Estates to see how the recovery is progressing in that community. Last night, we visited Scientist’s Cliffs and witnessed the devastation there from Hurricane Irene as the large mature forest came crashing down on

homes and vehicles. I spent the first days of Irene and her aftermath in the Emergency Operations Center for Calvert County. What an education I got! The number of resources and agencies that pulled together to coordinate efforts was impressive to see in action. Here is an incomplete list of those who contributed to the unified response: Calvert Cliffs and BGE, SMECO, the State Police and Natural Resources Police, the Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County Technology Services to keep all the equipment running and provide digital maps, Calvert County Public Safety including Emergency Response and Fire and Rescue Coordination, Calvert County Control Center, Calvert County Emergency Planning, Calvert County Public Works including roads, water and sewer and solid waste, the Board of Education (who provided the shelters), the American Red Cross, the Dept. of Social Services (who staffed the shelters), the Health Dept. (who provided nurses for the shelters and carried environmental health), State Highway Administration, Calvert Memorial Hospital, Calvert County Public Information Office (who coordinated updated information for news outlets and the Calvert County website), the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Calvert County Administration, Calvert County General Services (who kept the generators going and helped with leaks), and employees from various departments that answered the public information phone lines. The National Guard also helped get many people to evacuate their homes during the height of the storm and during the aftermath. The Salvation Army provided hot meals using a mobile food trailer. The Civil Air Patrol flew the Cliffs for us after the storm, taking aerial photos so we can compare before and after. Maryland State Police flew our Public Safety Director over the County on Sunday afternoon by helicopter to see if we had any areas that were under water or totally inaccessible. I am certain I am missing some contributors. The response was comprehensive. Was it perfect? No, but not for lack of dedication or effort. We will look at lessons learned and at what we can do better for you. However, our admiration for all who worked to serve you is huge. Thank you!! I have to mention all the acts of kindness shown by the public with strangers helping each other with sand bags, neighbors helping neighbors, and communities pulling together. It was typical Calvert County at its best!


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Your Money Matter$ By Lyn Striegel Get Motivated!

If you’re reading this column, you’re concerned about your finances. You know how important they are. Why? Are you looking for financial protection, or is your goal to buy a house, a boat, finance your child’s college education? Your answer really matters. While there’s nothing magic about financial planning, it takes time to implement a strategy. If your motivation is to satisfy a short-term goal of making a major purchase, how patient will you be? If your motivation is to improve your financial health, then you’ll have to get the stamina necessary to make a plan work for you. So, forget about the shortterm goals. Focus instead on your motivations. What is important to you? Let’s assume you want is self-sufficiency. What does that mean? Owning your own home, being able to retire and live at about the same level as if you were still working? What would make you most satisfied with your finances? Where is your comfort level? Are you realistic enough to admit that it’s unlikely you will ever have as much money as Bill Gates? To get started, let’s make a list of your motivators—what you really want to achieve from your lifetime of financial planning. Get pretty specific about what you want. Identify your comfort level. Of course, this will likely change over the years, but to start, figure out today’s list and we’ll use that for now. Here’s an example of a motivations list prepared by Jane, age 33. I want a lifetime financial plan because: • I don’t want to have to worry about money constantly. I want to know I’ve done the best to minimize my worries so that I am not a burden to my family or loved ones. I want to know enough to be able to create a money strategy and execute it. • When I retire, I want to be independent. I don’t want my husband/ children/family to have to care for me. I want to pay my own way. • I want to be able to help my loved ones financially, like paying for college for my children. • I want my plan to help me pay off my house so that when I am older, I won’t have mortgage payments to worry about. What do you see in Jane’s list? Clearly, she’s concerned about having and keeping money. It seems that she fears lack of money. OK, that’s fine as a motivator. But why? What’s going on in Jane’s life that causes such worry? What Jane needs to do is delve deeper into her list: • I worry about money all the time, about having enough to pay off my bills. They seem to come at me from nowhere and pile up. I lose sleep worrying about where I will find the money to pay all the bills. • I cannot seem to control myself, or my situation. I feel I am a burden on my loved ones, my family, since they often loan me money. I know they can’t afford it. Why can’t I learn to control money? Whoa! Jane’s deeper list contains something important. Control. Jane’s relationship

with money is out of control. Now we get to a real motivator for Jane. Suppose she got control? Suppose she learned enough to manage her relationship with money? Feeling that control, exercising a newfound power over money and its relationship to her, now that’s a true motivator for a lifetime of financial planning. Jane can do it and so can you. See what I mean about the motivations list? Start with a list, then read and re-read it and go deeper. Be brutally honest with your feelings. Identify why you want a lifetime financial plan. Getting to the why is half the battle. Learning how to plan and executing the plan are easy compared to identifying why you want the plan. Remember Scarlet in Gone With The Wind? To paraphrase, “As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!” Freedom from hunger is a true motivator. No one who has felt real hunger ever wants to be hungry again. But, is it fear of hunger pangs that is the motivator, or is it really the powerlessness of being unable to feed yourself? Lack of power over your circumstances—that control thing again, appears to be the true motivator. Maybe that’s why those who survived the Great Depression in the 1930’s were better savers than later generations. It’s because many of them went hungry, and lost control over their life situations. That’s why they tended to set aside a greater portion of their income in savings as protection, as a cushion.

If you think you’ll never be able to achieve your financial plan because of a lack of education, think again. You can learn about finances. But you will only stick with a financial plan if you learn first what it is that motivates you. It all begins with motivation. Why is having a financial plan important to you? Your motivations must be honest. Complete your list, re-read and refine it until you are satisfied that you understand what truly motivates you to create and follow a lifetime financial plan. Write down five factors that motivate you to create a financial plan. Now, review your list. Is there any common denominator? Is something else going on? Like Jane, is gaining control a primary factor that will motivate you to create and follow a lifetime plan? The goal is to identify your motivating factors in your relationship with money. What causes you to stress about money? What would make you feel more secure? If you can answer those questions, you’ll be able to commit yourself to creating and following a lifetime financial plan. In our next column: How to get started. About the Author: Lyn Striegel is an attorney in private practice in North Beach and Annapolis. Lyn has had over 30 years experience in the fields of estate and financial planning and is the author of “Live Secure: Estate and Financial Planning for Women and the Men Who Love Them (2011 ed.).” Nothing in this article constitutes specific legal or financial advice and readers are advised to consult their own counsel.

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Deale is a small town that’s all about fishing. And there’s good reason that Deale is a popular destination for anglers. It’s home to a fleet of more than 30 boats for hire, it’s a haven for fishermen like Captain Kenny Boswell. As Boswell puts it, ”A bad day of fishing of fishing is better than a good day at work - anytime!” So what can you expect if you go book a day with any in the Deale Charetr Boat Association? Capt. Kenny says, “Memories, fun and an enjoyable experience. Going out on the Bay is a great time with friends, family… sunshine, and beautiful places. You can’t beat it with a stick! I love to give this to people who have never experienced the Bay, the scenery, the fishing. We have it all.”

A Great Deale of Fishing So what’s biting now? “Rockfish, Want to spend Bluefish, Spana memorable day on ish Mackerel, Perch, Spot, Croaker. A little the Chesapeake Bay? Visit bit of everything that swims,” he says. and choose one of the If you’re looking to reel in the Rock24 captains and boats fish, Capt. Kenny says in the Deale the current limit is two charter fleet. per person, between 1830 inches in length. And he says 90% of the time, those who go fishing come back with their limit, but of course it depends on if the weather and the fish cooperate. You can also expect to pull in two to five pound Bluefish and 16 to 25-inch Spanish Mackerels. “The Perch and Spot are pan-size fish. But a lot of people prefer Perch over Rockfish. They’re delicious,” Capt. Kenny adds. There are currently 24 active charter boat captains in the also get a great sandwich or meal. “We take people right out to Deale Charter Boat Association. Their vessels range from 25 to 46 the Bay, and fish in the middle bay, feet and most take out one to six from the Bay Bridge in Annapofishermen (or fisherwomen) each lis to the power plant at Calvert trip. Several boats have a capac- Cliffs. We go to the mount of the ity of up to 25 people for larger Choptank River, and fish both the groups or corporate parties. All Eastern shore and Western shore,” boats in the Association dock at Capt. Kenny adds. “In the last two Happy Harbor, where you can months, everything’s on been on the Eastern shore and it’s only about eight to 15 miles to the fishing grounds. After week catch a few Rockfish, we usually live line and troll for Bluefish and Mackerel. The going rate for a day on the bay with a professional captain ranges from $550 for a six-hour day to $600 and up for eight hours. “There’s no set price, and all the boats are different,” Capt. Kenny adds. “It depends on what you want. If you split it among your buddies, you can’t beat it. And then there’s a 20% customary tip for the mate. It’s a great deal.” All you have to do is bring sunscreen, and what you want to eat for the day. “The fishing license, tackle, bait and use of the rods are included. The only thing is there may be an extra charge for large quantities of bloodworms. We’ll all throw in a dozen or two but if you need more, well, we talk about that before we go out,” he adds.

The Deale Charter Boat Association has two very special events coming up. On November 6 and 7, there will be a two-day Deale Pro Am Fishing Tournament. Learn more at To enter, it’s $150 to fish off your own boat, or you can also decide to book a charter boat. But you must but register prior to the tournament. First prize is $3,000, second is $1,000 and third is $500. You must weigh in by 3:30 p.m. and the fish must come in on a boat. There will also be a party at Happy Harbor on the last day of the tournament. The Deale Captains Association also is planning Turkey Shoots on the last Saturday in September and the first three Saturdays in October. They start at 11:00 a.m., also at Happy Harbor in Deale. Capt. Kenny says, “The costs vary, depending on depending on what you do. It’s usually $3 to $10 MHIC 41770 per shoot, and most people will shoot about 20 rounds. You can sign up 0 9 9 1 t. hes Es rc for whatever prizes o P • s o b ze ks • Ga c e d n you want to shoot u S m to Cus for that day.” ents m e v ro p Im e Hom For more information on these events, call Capt. Kenny Boswell Dunkirk, MD on his cell at (240) 216-1596.

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In the Wake of Tropical Storm Irene... By Bob Munro Fortunately for those of us in the Twin Beaches area of Calvert County, “Irene” stayed east of Ocean City and presented us with lots of rain but substantially weaker winds than were forecast. Additionally, the winds during the height of the storm as Saturday turned to Sunday came more out the north and then northwest by the time of high tide around 3:30 a.m. Water salinity remains very low with abundant fresh water still pouring in from the Bay’s many tributaries. And Bay water temperatures have dropped nearly ten degrees since early August. Incidentally, maximum wave height as measured at the NOAA Weather Buoy “Gooses Reef” location (due east of Parker’s Creek) was 14 feet with maximum sustained wind speed of 40 knots (gusted to 55 knots) very early Sunday morning during the storm event. Although power outages took days to repair in some locations due to downed trees in saturated ground, days of cool, fair weather followed, offering fishermen calm seas and plenty of sunshine. Live lining Spot for Rockfish continues to produce limit catches, provided you can find small Spot. The Choptank River mouth between Buoys Seven and Nine has been more consistent than most locations for mixed sizes of Spot. If you don’t

find them there, try deeper water farther upriver and across from Buoy Ten. The False Channel area continues to be the best area for live lining. Small Spot (5-6 inches) are the best size. If and when you run out of those, filet larger Spot and cut the filets into two strips. You’ll catch a smaller grade of Rockfish and perhaps some Bluefish, but you’ll be catching nonetheless. Non-offset circle hooks would be a good choice when you expect to catch some undersized fish. Just remember to “not set the hook” and let the circle hook do its job. Trolling around breaking fish has been very good from the Diamonds to the False Channel, or wherever you can find breaking fish. Number One Drone Spoons behind in-line planers have been catching Rockfish, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel. Two of the better spoon color combinations have been Hot Pink with Silver Flash Scale (HP/SFS -- see photo) and Fluorescent Yellow with Fluorescent Green (FY/GRFS). Assuming all three species are in the school, trolling speed will determine what you catch – three knots or less for Rockfish, five knots or more for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Other good trolling areas have been down

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near the Gooses Bell on both sides of the channel, and from Parker’s Creek north to the Radar Towers in 28 - 35 ft. of water. Have a question about Chesapeake Bay fishing? Send your questions to “onthewater@” and we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

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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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Police Blotter Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Reports: CDS Violations

DFC R. Kreps conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on MD Rt. 261 in Chesapeake Beach on August 20 at 12:35 a.m. He found the driver to be in possession of suspected drug paraphernalia. Rachel Lynn Baden, 19, of Sunderland, was charged with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a plastic straw with a white powdery residue used to inhale a controlled dangerous substance, Percocet. Due to the recent high occurrence of thefts from vehicles in the area, on August 20 at 2:35 a.m. DFC Kreps stopped two young males who appeared to Ryan McCauley be acting suspiciously in the area of David Lane in Chesapeake Beach. He found one of them, Ryan Joseph McCauley, 22, of Chesapeake Beach, to be in possession of suspected drugs and charged him with possession of cocaine and

possession of heroin and use of drug paraphernalia, a cigarette box used to store heroin.

Destruction of Property

One fourteen-year-old male and two fifteen-yearold males, all three from Owings, were charged with destruction of property on youth reports and released to a parent on August 19 at about 4:00 in the morning when they were found to have thrown large rocks into the roadway on MD Rt. 260 near E Street in Chesapeake Beach about an hour earlier. A victim advised DFC Kreps that she had run over the rocks that caused approximately $500 in damage to her vehicle.


A home on Bella Vista Drive in Owings was burglarized during the day between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on August 24. The culprit(s) stole a Kawasaki cordless drill, a 12-volt DeWalt cordless drill and 18volt DeWalt cordless drill, a Bosch pneumatic nail gun, one Northern Tools circular saw, a Porta Cable orbital sander, 5 red handled Husky pliers, together valued at over $1,000 from the home. Dep. N. Funchion is investigating.

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Trooper First Class Sorenson responded to the 3200 block of Solomons Island Rd. in Huntingtown for a reported theft on August 21 at 9:42 p.m. Prescription medication was apparently stolen from the residence. The investigation continues.

Possession of Marijuana

Trooper First Class Evans contacted Christopher T. Agpaoa, 22, of Sun-

derland, on Lake Ridge Road at Alta Drive while investigating an unauthorized use of motor vehicle case on August 26 around midnight. Agpaoa was found to have an open warrant through Prince George’s County and was also in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

False Statement to an Officer

Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt.2 at Wayside Dr. in Sunderland on August 19 at 2:22 am. During the traffic stop, a passenger, Timothy W. Perkins, 22, of Chesapeake Beach, gave the officer false identification. Once he was properly identified, he was found to have an open warrant. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.


Trooper First Class Sorenson responded to the 7600 block of Lake Shore Dr. in Owings for a reported assault on August 19 at 9:36 p.m. The investigation revealed that Carl M. Golie 4th, 20, of Owings, had struck the victim in the face with an open hand. He was charged on a criminal summons.

Anne Arundel County Police Crime Advisory In the last month we’ve observed a spike in commercial armed robberies. Our analysis has not been able to identify any specific patterns. The robberies have been committed at different times of the day and the only commonality at this point is the robbers are male and armed with a handgun. The robberies are not prevalent in any specific area or unique to the type of businesses involved. We still remain fortunate that commercial robberies are down significantly as compared to years past. Businesses are encouraged to practice good security procedures and limit their cash on hand. Please contact 911 should you observe any suspicious activity.

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Detectives of the Calvert Investigative Team Drug Enforcement Unit, assisted by members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team, executed a search warrant on a home on Ashwood Drive in Dunkirk for suspected criminal drug activity on August 3 at 6:00 p.m.. Numerous drug-related items including equipment used for growing marijuana, smoking devices, and a Glock 9mm handgun and ammunition were seized. Police arrested Jesse Lee McCelvey, 26, of Dunkirk, on the scene and charged him with possession of Jesse McCelvey a firearm after being convicted of a felony, possession of marijuana, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a homemade smoking device.

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Beaches Hard Hit by Irene Although many in our area were fortunate and came through Irene with little or no damage and did not lose power, others were not so lucky. Most of the damage was from falling trees, which were blown over by wind gusts during the heavy rains that saturated their roots. Several homes in the Town of North Beach, including Sheila Poole’s home sustained tremendous damage. Four huge Tulip Poplar trees fell onto her home and garage during the storm (see Cover Story, page 12). A home directly behind hers was severely damaged as well as cars parked in the neighbor’s driveway, which were also crushed by the same falling tree.

Remembering the Wrath of Irene

According to Chesapeake Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl, the worst damaged home in his town was at 16th and E Streets. Wahl says, “The second worst house damage in Chesapeake Beach during Hurricane Irene was this one (pictured). This huge double trunk Tulip Poplar split this house in two.

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And this house has suffered the same thing before. Tulip poplars are bad news! They grow like weeds but put down a lousy root structure.”

Photo by Bruce Wahl

The only blessing in all of these tragedies related to Irene is that no one was injured. Read more about the storm on page 12.

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Irene was the worst storm to hit our area since Isabel in 2003. Here are the final stats on Hurricane Irene released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): * Irene was the first hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Ike struck Texas in September 2008. * Irene was the first storm to threaten the New York City area since Hurricane Gloria in September 1985. * Flooding records were broken along 26 rivers - New Jersey (eight), New York (14) and Vermont (four). * An estimated 40 people died as a result of the storm. *About 3.5 million customers were without power; that’s about 9 million people. * 2.3 million people were under mandatory evacuation orders - 1 million in New Jersey, 315,000 in Maryland, 300,000 in North Carolina, 200,000 in Virginia, 100,000 in Delaware and 300,000 in New York City. * 10,000 flights were canceled Aug. 27-28 because of the storm. * Irene will be the 10th U.S. billion-dollar disaster in 2011, breaking the annual record, which dates from 1980. The Washington Post reported that in Calvert County, Chesapeake Beach winds gusted to 72 mph, in Anne Arundel, North Beach winds gusted to 64 mph. According to the National Weather Service, Calvert County received six to twelve inches of rain from Irene. Anne Arundel County received lesser amounts, in the three to six inch range. Route 261 south of Chesapeake Beach and north into Anne Arundel County (North Beach Park, Rose Haven and Friendship) was closed for days following the storm as crews cleared downed trees and crews repaired power lines. Many local residents were without electricity from Saturday through the following Friday. What’s with this guy? Ignoring all warnings, this man at Rose Haven goes running into the surging surf in the Chesapeake Bay during Hurricane Irene. Photo by Cheryl Emery

Photo by Kristine Rude Spicer Flooding in North Beach was confined to the usual spots including Bay and Chesapeake Avenues at 5th Street.

Storm Debris Collections

Photo by Gabrielle Carsala Where were all the Comcast crews? Either the mall in Annapolis has priority, or these two were checking out the post-hurricane sale at Macy’s the morning after the storm.

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, will be collecting storm debris from roadways and removing residential tree/green debris from county road rights-of way through Friday, Sept ember 16. As a result of Hurricane Irene, tree/green storm-related debris is limited to un-bagged leaves, trees, limbs, branches, bushes, shrubs, etc. Calvert County residents who live on any county-maintained roadway may place debris in front of their private property, in the county right-of-way only, through September 16 for free removal. Please ensure that debris is placed at least two feet from the road edge to ensure it does not interfere with vehicle or pedestrian traffic. County trucks will canvas neighborhoods to remove this vegetative debris. Residents may also dispose of tree/green debris at the Appeal and Barstow landfills through Friday, September 16, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., free of charge. After September 16, tree/green debris must be taken to Appeal Landfill and a fee of $65.27 per ton will apply. All other storm debris including construction and demolition debris (like carpeting, sheetrock, wood, roofing or insulation) and wind-blown garbage will be accepted at the Appeal and Barstow landfills for free beginning Tuesday, August 30 through Sunday, Sept. 4. After Sept. 4 demolition debris must be taken to Appeal Landfill and a fee of $65.27 per ton will apply. Tree/green debris and construction debris brought to either site in commercial vehicles will be charged the commercial rate. For more information on the Calvert County, Maryland, Department of Public Works, call (410)535-0905; send an email to, or visit online at Calvert County.

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BUSINESS By Brian McDaniel

“Steady as she goes…” The Bay Business Group is here to serve. One of the benefits of having a group like the BBG in our area is that its members are local business owners who live in our communities. They can save you money, prevent unnecessary headaches and execute a job well done. It seems as though all the members of the BBG have one thing in common: ethical business practices. In times of need, the BBG can help you find reputable home improvement contractors, insurance agents, legal services and so much more. At least once a month, BBG members all come together for a meeting to check in with each other. We exchange information, learn new techniques and focus on growing our businesses. There is a genuine interest among all members to support each other and to keep our local businesses as the foundation of a stronger economy. Hurricane Irene came through and ripped us a new one in many ways. I encourage readers to be cautious when something seems too good to be true. It is a sad truth in business that disasters can sometimes produce profits. If this is your first time reading the Business section of the locally-owned Chesapeake Current, read on. We’re proud to help our communities stand by each other when they need it.

In Irene’s Aftermath, Trust BBG Members Now, more than ever, it is a good time to look into what the Bay Business Group has to offer. While every other brand “X” company goes around trying to convince you to let them clean up your mess, the BBG has always been here in the community and has always encompassed the solid local professionals to help you in any situation. Our families live here, too, and we are dealing with the same disasters and problems you are. I thought we had it bad when my truck was damaged and my house sustained wind damage in the storm. However, when I looked up my own street and saw homes destroyed and vehicles ruined, I knew I was lucky. This tragedy McDaniel’s neighbors in Owings lost three vehicles parked in brought families together, out into the streets, meeting each Brian their driveway to Irene. other for the first time, helping complete strangers. services you may need to get your home, auto and even your This is how the BBG works year-round. Immediately, I thought of how awesome a group like future plans in order. I can tell you that BBG member State Farm has been the BBG is and how our members can be instrumental in getting people back in the race. It’s important to understand wonderful to my family during this difficult time. If you have that when you hire a professional listed on the BBG website, an insurance question or are just tired of your current insuryou instantly have the backing of a community behind you. ance company, call Wayne Shoemaker at State Farm. His office is listed on the BBG website. A BBG business has strong roots. Check out the Bay Business Group for every solution Members of the BBG that are helping my family and I include Chesapeake Services of Chesapeake Beach, Camp- you will ever need. Get to know people. And keep on supbell Improvements of North Beach, Sisk Auto Body or Ow- porting each other. As BBG member John Stutzman of Pre-Paid Legal and ings and the local State Farm Insurance office. They live and work here and are ready to help us get back in the game after Printer Green would say, “It’s not who you know, it’s who they know.” getting knocked down. The Bay Business Group is about more than just busiIn the process of figuring things out, I met BBG member Glenn Phelps of Cave to Castle Remodeling, LLC. I intend ness. It’s mostly about people. to do a full story on his company in an upcoming Current About the Author: Brian “Crow” McDaniel is the owner of Crow Enterto show how they are helping people manage repairs needed tainment, LLC. He serves as one of three Ethics Commissioners for the Town after the storm. of North Beach and is part of the communications team for the Bay Business As you pick up the pieces and get your life back togeth- Group (BBG). er, I encourage you to check the BBG website at www. hesapeake urrent usiness alendar to find Build your business through networking at these local business events: all kinds of locally-owned





BBG Networking Events are scheduled for Monday, September 12 and Monday, November 14 at Fridays Creek Winery, 3485 Chaneyville Rd. in Owings. Register with John Stutzman by calling (240) 344-5080. Each of Networking Mondays will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monthly Meeting: The Bay Business Group meets Wednesday, September 21 at 8:30 a.m. at Herrington Harbour South (Herrington on the Bay) in Rose Haven. The election of officers is scheduled for this meeting, so don’t miss it. Look for your ballot in you email. For more information, email or visit the BBG web site at Business After Hours (BAH) will be held September 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Calvert County Department of Social Services, 200 Duke St. in Prince Frederick. Join fellow Chamber members at their “outside cafe” for delicious hors d’oeuvres from the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant. The department will be presenting several Community Partner Awards and will give an informative presentation on state funding for employment programs to local employers. County Commissioners Breakfast is scheduled for Monday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Rod ‘N’ Reel in Chesapeake Beach. This “breakfast” is a venue for Chamber members to learn from our Commissioners about matters pertaining to Calvert County. A question and answer format will be used. Reservations are required by September 12. Only reservations accompanied by payment are considered a reservation. Call the Chamber office at (410) 535-2577. Legislative Breakfast: Sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Council of Chambers (Greater Crofton, Greater Severna Park, Northern Anne Arundel County, Southern Anne Arundel County and West County.) The Chambers invites you to attend a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, September 30 from 8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. at Hella’s Restaurant in Millersville, MD. A Special Session of the Maryland General Assembly is planned for October. Potential issues involved: - Congressional Redistricting - Transportation Funding - Consideration of Tax Increases Business owners are encouraged to attend, and bring questions for your elected officials. Call SAACC at (410) 867-3129 for more info. A Bridal Affaire - Wedding Expo hosted by the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce is set for Sunday, September 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the West River United Methodist Center, 5100 Chalk Point Road, West River, MD 20778. It’s an exclusive bridal show in a beautiful waterfront setting overlooking the West River in South County, showcasing local businesses providing products and services for the discerning ‘Brides-To-Be’ and their guests. To register, become a sponsor or vendor, visit the SAACC web site at or call (410) 867-3129 for more info. Business After Hours (BAH): Interested in hosting a BAH Mixer? Sign up to host SAACC events by calling Carla at (410) 867-3129.


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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. In order to receive your FREE 2012 Membership, bring in five (5) new members on or before September 30.

Meet The South County Spice Girls The Win-Win of Consignment By Clare O’Shea Kathy Jo and Donna Lou are local girls, cousins (“cuz-sisters,” they say), who have been best friends since their childhoods. Both of them have lived in South Anne Arundel County from birth. Two years ago, they began their adventure with Spice Consignment, on Muddy Creek Road, just north of the light at DealeChurchton Road in Deale. Donna is a very energetic and friendly person. Her partner, Kathy is down to earth and encouraging. They are a perfect pair to run a consignment shop because they love what they do. It’s a family experience for them, along with Kathy’s daughters, Kristina and Laura, backing them up, as well as a couple of cutie pie grandsons helping out, too. I have always been fascinated with consignment shops. Just like Forrest Gump and the box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get! My favorite bargain was a black cocktail dress I got at a garage sale for $7. It was swell for me, but I always wondered about the woman who originally bought it, wore it, then had no current use for this gorgeous dress and had to let it go for pennies. Consignment is a giant step up from garage sales for because it’s a ‘win-win’ proposition for all. It’s recycling at its best. In the exchange, everyone feels good about it. And, there are real bargains on very nice things. Spice Consignment came into being just before “Isabel.” Remember her? Well, a lot of people suffered loss of a lot of things they loved in that hurricane. Kathy and Donna were there to offer replacements of common household items to many, and even were able to replace some special things, like the model ships that one man lost in the storm. Tears actually came to their eyes in telling the story about that guy. “Spice is here to help with changes in your home, to ‘spice’ up your environment,” Kathy says. “I thought of the name one day on my tractor, mowing my lawn!” Think young families on a budget who need something that takes up ‘this much space.’ College kids needing dorm furniture. Kitchen things. They say their most unique item was a camel saddle, and believe it or not, someone bought it! The ‘funniest’ was a sanitized toilet brush. Well, I would hope so! Each weekend Donna bakes something different

Spice Consignment is located at 5504 Muddy Creek Road. Call them at (410) 867-9777. Store hours are Thursday – Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

BUSINESS Crop Damage Being Assessed

Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance of Calvert County has issued the following statement outlining preliminary damage assessment from Maryland’s agriculture community resulting from Hurricane Irene. “Southern Maryland and the Lower Eastern Shore, however, sustained most of the damage, primarily on drought-stricken corn fields where wind flattened the crop in many places, making it difficult to harvest. The remaining sweet corn was severely blown over and may not be recoverable, but we believe this will impact a small amount as most has been harvested.” “Overall Maryland livestock fared well with no significant loss or structural damage. Soybeans fared well and the moisture will help the crop. About 100 acres of watermelon were destroyed and another 100 acres sustained damage severe enough to be reported as a loss. About 600 acres of string beans may be unharvestable. There was no impact from the storm west of Frederick.” “USDA’s Farm Service Agency will further assess damages to agriculture – crops, livestock, and conservation. “Farmers who experienced hurricane damage are reminded to stay in close contact with their crop insurance agents. A written notice of crop loss must be given to your crop insurance agent: within 72 hours of discovering the damage or loss; 15 days before harvesting begins; within 15 days after harvesting is completes but not later than October 20 for corn insured as tonnage for silage; and December 10 for grain corn and soybeans. Maryland farmers have 6,458 crop insurance policies in place, covering crops valued at $390.5 million.”

for her customers. The current creation is a chocolate cherry coffeecake with a vanilla drizzle. I run for the hills, cause that would represent ten pounds straight to my hips. Looks illegally good! They also keep a “Wish List”. If you are looking for something, tell them. Tables, chairs, mirrors, jewelry, bug pins, crabs, cows, nautical, whatCertified Public Accountant ever, it goes on the list. They will look for it and they’ll call you when they find it. They suggest you call first for an appointment in order to ‘consign’. Donna reminds us, ‘If you Individual Tax and Planning Accounting/Bookkeeping/Payroll are gonna bring it in, remember the words, soap and water.” Small Business Tax and Consulting Divorce Planning Kathy retorts, “We don’t consign dust balls…but anything else is New Business Startup Estate Tax & Administration fair game.”


About the Author: Clare O’Shea is an account executive with the Chesapeake Current and can be reached at (301) 8735885 if you’d like more information on advertising options.

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The Wrath of Irene

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By Diane Burr “People have been so nice. I am so lucky to live in such a small town. People have been rallying to help. My friends, the town, everyone has been so great to me,” says Sheila Poole of North Beach, who lost her home

A falling Tulip Poplar crushed Poole’s garage and her Toyota Corolla, parked inside. Her insurance company took it away, and neighbors helped with clean up.

during Hurricane Irene. “Fortunately, I wasn’t home. If I had been there, I might have been hurt or killed. And if I’d been in the bedroom sleeping when the trees fell, it would have scared me to death,” she says. “A friend of mine who lives over on 9th Street told me earlier, ‘if you get scared, come on over, don’t stay in the storm by yourself.’ So I did. I took my dog we went over to her house as it was starting, and I spent the night in her spare room. The next morning, we drove over and I could not believe it. I said, ‘Oh, oh, is that MY house?’ I was so upset. She took me back to her house and we started making calls,” Poole adds. Neighbors weren’t sure if she was home and called 911 when the trees started falling. Rescuers broke a window to go inside and search, but fortunately didn’t find her. “Everyone knows everyone around here, so it wasn’t long until they found me through friend Sally Donaldson, who knew where I was and that I was OK,” Poole adds. In all, four giant Tulip Poplars came crashing down on Poole’s home during Irene. One destroyed her garage and her 2005 Toyota Corolla parked inside. Another came crashing into her kitchen, and the others tore through the roof, ripped her chimney away from the house, and caused walls to come tumbling in. Poole says her insurance company has declared her home a total loss, although they have not given her a dollar figure on the damage.

Her daughter, Lucia, an 8th grade teacher at Calvert Middle School was quick to help and comfort her mom. “Two and a half years ago, my husband Bill died. A year ago, my father died, and then my dog died. My son is now spending his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now this,” Poole says. “But I did get my family photos out. They were not damaged, thank goodness.” She’s still sifting through the debris for personal items that can be salvaged. Neighbor John O’Donnell and his landscaping crew helped clean up her yard and cut the massive fallen trees for her. However, several more are still standing in her yard. “I’m having an arborist come out and

Sheila Poole of North Beach looks in at her former kitchen, destroyed by four falling trees. “This is my home. I will rebuild,” she promises.

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look at them to see if they’re dangerous and need to come down. And from now on, after something like this, I’m only going to have plants in pots, nothing big again, unless they’re trees with deep roots,” she says. In the aftermath, Sheila has been staying with friend Jane Hagen, and will soon move into a furnished rental offered by local realtor Norma Robertson. “This is my home. I will rebuild,” she promises. “The foundation is good, and I’ll build on the footprint. Now, I’m just waiting for more information from the insurance company, to see what I should do next. They’ve been very good so far.” About the Author: Diane Burr is the founder, owner and publisher of the Chesapeake Current.

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Visit the businesses listed below for the best in local products and services: American Legion (Stallings-Williams Post 206) Annapolis Business Systems (ABS Accounting) Arts Council of Calvert County At the Bay Healing Arts Center Barstow Acres Counseling & Children’s Center Bay Shore Webs Bay Weekly Bayside History Museum Beach Combers Hair Salon Beach Front Limo Taxi by Flynn Executive Limousine Beauty by the Bay Beauty Salon Business Direct, Inc. Calvert Arundel Pharmacy Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Calvert County Dept. of Social Services Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch Campbell Improvements Career Puppy, Inc. Celebrate! Chesapeake Bay Optical Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum Chesapeake Beach Resort Chesapeake Current (Bayside Partners) Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens Chesapeake Marine Engineering Chesapeake Pharmacy Chesapeake Services, Inc. Coach on Call CP Solutions Crow Entertainment Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Kefler, LLC Day Financial Group Design Expo Flooring Edward Jones Investments - Ryan Payne Erimax Inc. Fridays Creek Winery Garrett Music Academy Heavenly Chicken & Ribs Heron’s Rest Guest Cottage Herrington on the Bay Catering Home Towne Real Estate- Sherri Turner Idea Solutions Jiffy Plumbing & Heating JP Pest Solutions Kaine Homes Kairos Center of Maryland Kelly’s Tree & Lawn Service Legacy Financial Group Magical Memories Event Planning Magnolia Plumbing Mary Kay Cosmetics - Cindy Bliss Mary Lou Too Charter Fishing Mike Benton Enterprises Northern Calvert Lions Club Not-So-Modern-Jazz-Quartet Nutritious Harmony, Inc. Paddle or Pedal Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Pieces-N-Time Antique Clocks Pre-Paid Legal Services / Identity Theft Shield Prime Time Children’s & Youth Activity Center Printer Green Radio Shack RAR Associates Development Corp. Rausch Funeral Home ReMax 100 Beach Realty - Norma Robertson Rita’s Dunkirk Ritter Architects Rod N’ Reel Restaurant Rotary Club of Northern Calvert Royalle Dining Services Running Hare Vineyard S. Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce SanD Renovations Seascapes Home Furnishings and Gifts Sisk Auto Body Sisters Corner, LLC Smokey Joe’s Grill Sneade’s Ace Home Center State Farm Insurance Striegel & Buchheister The Inn at Herrington Harbour The Spa at the Chesapeake Beach Hotel The UPS Store Town of Chesapeake Beach Town of North Beach Van Wie Enterprises, Inc. Western Shore Realty, LLC WIAS Inc. (Wellness In Americn Schools) Wind Dance Design Your Mortgage Matters

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Fundraiser For Rescued Horses Planned


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Dear Chesapeake Current Readers, Save the date! October 8 will be a fun and informative day for the whole family! We are holding another fundraiser for the Polish Arabians rescued this spring from Queen Anne County. The event will be held at Fresh Meadows Farm. Dr. Linda Molesworth is graciously hosting this event in conjunction with her Open House and New Horse Owner Seminar, as well as Corey Jackson Horsemanship's Trail Riding Clinic, at her farm in Huntingtown. Dr. Molesworth accepted and is caring for two of the 150 starved horses rescued from a breeder on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in April. The rescues have been hit with their own "hurricane" of sorts. None of these horses asked for any of this. They were brought into this horrendous situation by an owner that chose to overlook the basic care necessary for them. As a community, we have the unique opportunity to come together to help these gorgeous animals.

During the October 8 event, there will be a parade of breeds, demonstrations, vendor booths, moon bounce, kid's crafts, pony rides, raffles, food, drinks, music and lots more - Fun for everyone! And for a great cause! The horses are slowly regaining their health, but the rescues involved need our help. So come on out for a day of fun, food, fellowship, and lots of resources for everything horse! Every penny, every donation, will go to the care and rehabilitation of the horses. Your donation is tax deductible. Days End Farm Horse Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. DEFHR info may be accessed at If you are interested in reserving a booth for your farm or business, sign up now as spaces are going very quickly! For more info, please visit www., or call (410) 535-9700. Updates will also be available on the Bay Equine Service page on Facebook. If you would like to participate in the CJH Trail Riding Clinic, contact Corey at If you have an item or service you would like to donate as a raffle item, or if you would like to help on the day of the event, please contact me at or (301) 233-3225. Thank you for your support! I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, October 8! Rosie Wynne-Meador Chesapeake Beach

Calvert County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, September 17, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Gun Bash NORTH BEACH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 8536 Bayside Rd. Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732


12:00 – 6:00 p.m. with doors opening at 11:00 a.m.

$45.00 Donation includes food and beverages


Main ticket gives a chance to win 28 guns, 2 ATV’S, and cash! Additional raffles and drawings will be available throughout the event at additional cost.

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• Acids • Adhesives, glues, epoxy products • Auto and floor care products • Brake fluids • Cleaners (ammonia, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, etc.) • Explosives (ammunition, fireworks, flares, etc.) • Fertilizers, weed killers • Fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides • Gasoline • Kerosene • Lighter fluid • Medicines • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, switches) • Oil-based paints and polyurethane • Paint strippers (incl. acetone, toluene) • Paint thinners (incl. mineral spirits, turpentine) • Photographic chemicals • Pool chemicals • Science chemicals • Solvents • Stains • Varnish • Wood preservatives (incl. creosote, deck sealer) • 2-4-5 TP silvex • 30-, 50- and 85-gallon containers without prior approval • Asbestos products • Dioxin • Ketones • Infectious waste (needles, syringes, etc.) • PCBs • Radioactive materials (incl. old glow-in-dark watches, old smoke alarms) Note: Latex paint is NOT hazardous; it may be disposed of with trash once it has dried.

Winners of ATV’s are responsible for taxes and title fees. Winner need not be present to win. Gun winners must pass Federal Insta-check to receive gun. No cash substitute for gun prizes.

Tickets available at the North Beach VFD, Tyler’s Tackle,Ron’s Bay Pro Shop Info at WWW.NORTHBEACHFIRE.COM or email: NBVFDGUNBASH@HOTMAIL.COM (410) 257-6564


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For information call 410-326-0210

Participation limited to Calvert County residents ONLY! Proof of county residency (driver’s license, tax or utility bill or lease agreement) is required. Commercial businesses are prohibited.

Irene came with a vengeance, causing many businesses to shut down, and families to relocate temporarily. The Humane Society of Calvert County (HSCC) was no different, and had to evacuate 47 animals in a 36-hour period. Thanks to the 38 families who volunteered to come to the shelter and foster animals for a few days, making certain that all of these animals were safely cared for during the storm. An added ‘thank you’ goes out to the Chesapeake Current for their very quick and caring plea for fosters that was posted on their web site. While HSCC would like to report that all animals were safely returned, we can report something even better. In fact, four foster families enjoyed their dogs so much that they have offered to provide a forever home for them. The dogs, ‘Biggie’, Faith’, ‘Ellie’ and ‘Rocky’ now have loving families to care for them. Biggie, shown in this photo, was well prepared for the storm and no doubt helped his new family weather the elements. Incidentally, we had a little damage at the shelter, but nothing major, 2 large trees down on the roof and one across the driveway, but all is well now. We are all so overwhelmed by how everyone came together for the animals, how uplifting! Sincerely, Kirstyn Northrop-Cobb Humane Society of Calvert County About the Humane Society of Calvert County The Humane Society of Calvert County (HSCC) improves the community of Calvert County, MD for animals and people by: sheltering and protecting animals from harm; placing them into caring, responsible homes; increasing awareness through humane education and community outreach; reducing overall animal over population and cruelty; serving as an advocate for animals through the promotion of humane standards; and enhancing the relationship between animals and people. HSCC is located at 2210 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland. Regular adoption hours are from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays and from 12:30pm to 2:30pm on Sundays. Additional information, including how to volunteer at HSCC, can be viewed on their web site at: Phone: (301) 648-8278. Look for a new pet available for adoption in each issue of the Chesapeake Current.




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Emergency Shelter Not Open During Hurricane Why was North Beach Town cial needs that others in the com- still without electricity an extended Hall locked when the people needed munity would have been happy to time after the storm and could have it? Why wasn’t it open for residents provide. It should be a place to so- used the services that should have cialize and share town happenings. been available. during Hurricane Irene? Where was Mayor Frazier? On Sunday morning, August And it should be a place to sleep 28, about 9:00 am, Hurricane Irene overnight, if necessary, rather than Where were our Council Members? was winding down and people sitting in the dark or in a damaged I expected to see them at Town Hall on both Saturday and Sunday. It is started to come out to see what was home. This was the first opportunity not up to the Town Staff. In rephappening around town. Many of us came to Town Hall looking for to use the building as it was in- resenting us, I should think they information (and a hot cup of cof- tended – not just an administration would have been out gathering information about power outages, fee) and to find out how serious a building. I was very disappointed to find downed trees, information about blow Irene made in our Town. I talked with former Mayor Town Hall locked up that morning. where to go to get temporary shelter Michael Bojokles and he reminded I expected to be able to get infor- or meals if necessary. They should me that our $2M Town Hall was mation from staff members and have been making themselves availbuilt larger to incorporate a genera- especially Council members about able to the people who elected them! tor, kitchen, shower facilities and a the state of the town at the time. I Norma Jean Smith larger council chamber specifically had also hoped for a cup of fresh hot Long-time North Beach to be used as a shelter for residents coffee and a place to recharge my Resident in a weather-related, emergency cell phone. Many in our town were event, and as a community building. Owner and Executive Editor: Diane Burr Town Hall was intended Publisher: Thomas McKay to become a base-needs cenAssociate Publisher: Eric McKay ter in times of community Graphic Artist: Angie Stalcup need. But that did not happen Office Manager: Tobie Pulliam the first time we needed it. Advertising: Northern Calvert and Southern Anne Arundel Counties: Residents needed a place Clare O’Shea, Jonathan Pugh, and Diane Burr. of refuge from the storm, a For advertising rates and more information, email: place to charge phones, batFor news, email: teries for computers, a place Phone: (410) 231-0140 to check email and let friends Visit us online at: The Chesapeake Current and loved ones know we were and friend us on Facebook.! P. O. Box 295 • North Beach, MD 20714 OK, a place to receive a hot (410) 231-0140 Contributors: cup of coffee or prepare a hot Chip Norris Gabrielle Carsala Published by Southern MD Publishing meal, to watch television for P.O. Box 250 • Hollywood, MD 20636 William “Billy” Poe Anna Chaney a while in air conditioning, 301-373-4125 Jonathan Pugh Sid Curl or just visit with others in the Clare O’Shea Cheryl Emery Town after this exceptional Susan Shaw Nick Garrett event. We needed – and deKristine Rude Spicer Jenny Kellner served – a place to get away Norma Jean Smith Jay Lounsbury from the frightening storm -Lynda Striegel Brian McDaniel even temporarily. Robby Vincent, Intern Bob Munro Our Town Hall should The Chesapeake Current is a bi-weekly news magazine for residents of Northern Calvert and Southbe a place to gather and dis- ern Anne Arundel Counties. We focus exclusively on these communities: Chesapeake Beach, Deale, seminate information during Dunkirk, Friendship, Huntingtown, Lothian, North Beach, Owings, Rose Haven, Plum Point, Shady a disaster. With a generator, Side, Sunderland, Traceys Landing, and Wayson’s Corner. and ties to other emergency services in the county and The Chesapeake Current is available every other Thursday at more than 120 high-traffic locations state, it’s the place where we throughout our target area, including post offices and libraries. should be able to keep abreast In this issue, there are no authorized inserts. Please contact us if you find any inserts because we will of the ever changing weather prosecute for theft of services. alerts, news, downed trees, The Chesapeake Current is owned by Bayside Partners, LLC and is published by Southern Maryland closed roads, traffic, etc. It Publishing Company, which are responsible for the form, content, and policies of the newspaper. should be a place to find out Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. No content or images may be used for any reason without express permission. if some individuals had spe-

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nie), Joseph G. Kirby,Zeta L Kirby Brady (Leonard) and the late Norman G. Green (Ruth); he is also survived by his companion, Brenda Ginger of Edgewater. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements. Interment was in Miranda Cemetery, Huntingtown.

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Wallace Edwin Dalrymple, 83, of Prince Frederick passed away on August 26, 2011 at his home. He was born September 5, 1927 in Calvert County to the late Phillip A. and Gladys Stinnett Dalrymple. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife the late Lucille Dalrymple. Wallace enjoyed fox hunting and baseball, and worked as a tobacco farmer and did carpentry work in the fall when not farming. He is survived by his sons; Ronald Dalrymple and his wife June of Prince Frederick and Tommy Dalrymple and his wife Donna of Huntingtown. Grandfather of four, great grandfather of eleven, Wallace is also survived by his sister, Betty Robinson of Sunderland, brother William Dalrymple of Prince Frederick, and sister in law Josie Schuster of VA. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be

Thomas Wayne Green,Sr., 71, of Edgewater passed away on August 22, 2011 in University of Maryland Hospital. He was born on March 28, 1940 in Lenoir City, TN. He is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Louise Kirby. Wayne served in the Air Force from January 1, 1962 to January 14, 1966. He loved sports especially the Redskins and NASCAR (a big Ford fan), he also enjoyed going to classic car shows. He loved classic rock music especially the Rolling Stones. Wayne is survived by his children, Thomas Wayne Green, Jr. (Ginny) of Leonardtown, Mark Elliott Green of Tampa FL, and Natalie Lynn Green (James Smith) of Waldorf. Grandfather of Amanda Danielle Green, Ally Virginia Green, John Thomas Green, Benjamin Scott Green, Samuel Wayne Green, Jaclyn Spindler Green, Elexis Deseriegh Thompson, and David Elliott Green. Brother of Raymond “Blue” Green (Jean-

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Betsy Kupec, 50 Betsy Ann Kupec was born July 2, 1961 and passed away August 21, 2011. She is survived by her loving, long time companion, Patrick Hanson, her sister Nancy Kupec, and Aunt Judy. Her extended family include; Buck and Joanne Hanson, siblings; Teri Hanson, Robyn Hanson and Jeff Burroughs, one niece and two nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Calvert County, Attn: Kelly, 2210 Dalrymple Road, Sunderland, MD 20689. Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Memorial Service was be held at Traders Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach.


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Karl Thomas Marshall, 49, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away August 29, 2011 at his residence. He was born May 2, 1962 in Washington, D.C. to Jesse E. and Stephanie (MacDonald) Marshall. He was raised in District Heights and graduated from Crossland High School in Oxon Hill. He married Cecilia Wright in 1982 and they lived in Charles County. They later divorced and Karl lived in Breezy Point, Prince Frederick, and Laurel. He had lived in Chesapeake Beach for the past several months. Karl was an Ironworker and member of the Ironworkers Local Union # 5, Upper Marlboro. In his leisure time, Karl enjoyed outdoor activities, nature, fishing and yardwork. He was especially fond of spending time with his family. Karl was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Eugene Marshall. He is survived by his mother Stephanie Marshall of District Heights; his girlfriend Donna Baker of Laurel; daughters Angela M. Marshall, Deseré N. Marshall, and Danielle A. Marshall, all of Lusby; a son Michael A. Marshall of Bunker Hill, WV; grandchildren Nilah Johnson, Isaiah and Adrianna Goldring, Breanna Marshall and Eric Gross, Jr.; sisters Candace Marshall of Pasadena, MD, Kathryn Mathis of La Plata, MD, Dorothy Morales of District Heights, and Teresa Marshall of Odenton; and brothers Mark Marshall of Mohnton, PA and Brian Marshall of Mt. Airy, MD; and his former wife Cecilia Marshall of Lexington Park. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements.

Billy Sears, 67 James William “Billy” Sears, 67, of Lusby, formerly of Owings, passed away at his residence on August 24, 2011.

He was born on May 14, 1944 in Prince Frederick, MD to Mary Virginia and William Lee Sears. He was the beloved husband to Nancy Sears whom he married on January 6, 1968 in Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church, Owings. Billy graduated from Calvert High School in 1962 and went on to be a Highway Inspector for the Maryland State Highway Administration where he retired after 35 years of service. He is survived by his parents, William Lee and Mary Virginia Sears of Owings; wife of 43 years, Nancy Sears of Lusby; sons, James William Sears, II and wife Tracy of Lusby, and Phillip Stanley “Phil” Sears and wife Shannon of Lusby, and five grandchildren. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements.

John P. Goldbach of St. Mary’s City, and great grandchildren William II, Nathan, Benjamin and Kaitlyn Evans and Olivia, Alyson and Elena Morse. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. A private family Memorial Service and celebration of Harold’s life was held at First Lutheran Church in Huntingtown MD 20639. Interment with Navy Honors will take place at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. Memorial contributions in Mr. Taylor’s name may be made to First Lutheran Church.

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Harold Taylor, 83 Harold Gilbert Taylor, age 83, of Owings died August 24, 2011. He was born September 28, 1927 in Johnson City, TN to John Hubert and Mary Ann (Jones) Taylor. Harold was raised and educated in Dayton, OH. He was a machinist in Dayton before joining the United States Navy October 11, 1944 and was discharged August 12, 1946. He married Glenna Mae Robinson in Dayton, OH on January 24, 1948. Harold rejoined the Navy in October 16, 1950 and served until October 12, 1951. Moving to Washington after being discharged, he was employed by the District of Columbia retiring as a locksmith with the Department of Correction in 1992. He has been of resident of Owings since 1985. Harold was preceded in death by his wife Glenna on May 16, 2004. Surviving are his daughters Terri T. Troutman of Bowie and Deborah T. Goldbach and her husband John of St. Mary’s City, MD; grandchildren Traci A. Evans and her husband William of Owings, Patricia L. Morse and her husband Adam of Ellicott City, and

Mamie E. Torney was born December 23, 1918 and passed away August 31, 2011. Visitation and services were held at Bethel Way of the Cross Church, 5445 Cherry Hill Road, Huntingtown. Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick handled arrangements. Her final resting place is Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens in Port Republic.

Goldberg Memorial Rescheduled The memorial service scheduled in honor of Sheldon E. Goldberg, MD on Sunday, August 28 is being re-scheduled for Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. because of Hurricane Irene. The service will still be held in the auditorium of Huntingtown High School. Those who knew him – including his patients, colleagues and the community – are invited to join his friends and family in celebration of his life and legacy. Expected to pay tribute to Dr. Goldberg will be his wife, Dr. Ramona Crowley Goldberg, principal of Huntingtown Elementary School; longtime friend Dr. Mark Kushner, Calvert Memorial Hospital President and CEO Jim Xinis, Kasia Sweeney from the Center for Breast Care at CMH, Rabbi Arnold Saltzman, oncologist Dr. Arati Patel, his brother Dr. Paul Goldberg, breast cancer survivor Robin Henshaw and others. The 60-year-old Prince Frederick resident died tragically in July in a rafting accident on the Boulder River in Montana, where he was fishing with his wife and a guide, who was also his best friend in Montana.

Dr. Goldberg, a highly respected surgeon and medical director of the Center for Breast Care at CMH, devoted his professional life to Calvert County for the past 28 years. In addition to caring for thousands of patients, he was an accomplished musician and used his talents to benefit many local non-profit organizations including the hospital foundation, Calvert Hospice, the College of Southern Maryland and Caring for Calvert’s Kids, among others. He was the beloved husband of Dr. Ramona Crowley Goldberg; adored father of Olivia, Alexia, Adam, Michael and Rebecca and cherished brother of Paul (Vicki), Joel (Audrey), Lisa (Glenn) and Jonathan (Victoria). The family has requested that memorial contributions be sent in Dr. Goldberg’s name to the Center for Breast Care at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Your contribution will help to provide education and care to breast cancer patients through the center where Dr. Goldberg was a founder and medical director. Donations can be sent to Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation, PO Box 2127, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. For additional information, please call the Foundation office at (410) 535-8178.

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A few issues ago, you may have seen a brief article and photo in the Current about a local student’s success at the National History Day Contest. His accomplishment is of such “historic” significance that we felt it needed further explanation. Until Ethan McComb of Chesapeake Beach, the State of Maryland had never brought home a first-place title. National History Day is a competition that is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The contest begins at the school level. In September of each year, students throughout the US, Guam, American Samoa, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe and Shanghai get excited to learn of the year’s theme. Social studies and history teachers encourage students to get an early start on their research. The school competitions are usually held in February, at a History Fair. Winners move on to county competitions, and those winners go to the state level. Finally, state champions in the various categories go to the University of Maryland in June for the National History Day Contest. There are six categories with students entering either an individual or group project. There are two divisions, junior and senior. So, of the approximately 600,000 students nationwide that began the journey, only about 25 walk away National Winners. Ethan did just that. In June, he was the National Winner in the Junior Individual Exhibit category, accomplishing a first for our state. Ethan achieved this feat while an 8th grader at Plum Point Middle School, under the instruction of Mrs. Merry Ellen Fallica for Social Studies and Daisy Hardenstine for Reading English and Language Arts (RELA). Ethan was no stranger to being a top contender. He made it to the national level last year, too. His previous project focused on Child Labor Laws in England. The 2011 theme for the competition was, “Debate and Diplomacy in History.” Ethan’s project was entitled, “The Marshall Plan: America’s Soft Power Diplomacy Saves Europe from Economic and Political

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Chaos Following World War II.” Think that’s a mouthful? Check out his bibliography! More information about Ethan’s project and research can be viewed by visiting sample-projects/#Exhibit. Ethan began his research by building background knowledge via history books and websites, including the George C. Marshall site and the website of the National Archives. He then visited the Archives in College Park. This scholar recognized the need for a few more primary sources, so he interviewed a foreign policy analyst and a retired State Department Analyst. One panel of his exhibit was dedicated to showing the compelling humanitarian need that led to the Marshall Plan. The second panel discussed the debate that was waged over the plan. Finally, the last panel demonstrated the lasting legacy of the efforts of America in post-war Europe. Ethan added to the exhibit by using an i-Pad to run video of the interview for viewers of his project. In discussing the Marshall Plan, Ethan draws parallels to Operation Continued Promise, a modern, soft diplomacy effort in Afghanistan. Obviously, Ethan loves to read and research. He also greatly enjoys visiting historic sites and he says that Antietam, Gettysburg, and the Smithsonian American History Museum are among his favorites. He aspires to visit Normandy and/or Germany, saying he hopes one day to tour a former concentration camp. A heightened sense of compassion seems to be among the many benefits of completing a project of this magnitude. One cannot label this local scholar simply a bookworm. He plays both football and basketball at the recreational and school levels. He has participated in several other local competitions such as the Optimist’s Speech Competition and the American Legion’s Writing Competition. Ethan says he also enjoys video games. He plans to use the money he won from the National History Day Contest to buy a laptop… for research and writing, of course. Congratulations, Ethan! We can’t wait to see what you do in the 2012 competition.

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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Local Surfer Best On the East Coast Another Chesapeake Current Exclusive While everyone here was battening down the hatches in anticipation of Irene, one local man was looking ahead when he’d compete in the East Coast Championship Surfing

Stoked! Bruce Gabrielson shows off the totem pole trophy he won for coming in second in the recent 2011 East Coast Surfing Championship held recently in Virginia Beach.

Finals in Virginia Beach. “Sunday morning, I was out in my driveway bright and early cutting the downed trees out of the way so I could get on the road,” Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson tells the Chesapeake Current. And it was a good thing he did. In Virginia Beach on August 28, he placed the highest he has ever placed in the competition. “I’d placed third several times before, but this time, I came in second in all the East Coast,” Gabrielson says. This is especially impressive since he’s ‘well into his 60’s’, but just how far he won’t exactly say. Wow! Who knew that a champion surfer now calls Chesapeake Beach his home. Look for his small “Wave Trek” sign the next time you drive south on Rt. 261. N the 1960’s, Bruce lived on the west coast and lived and breathed the surf culture. “I knew the Surfaris and Dick Dale – used ot hang out with all of them,” he says. “You have no idea how many times I was surfing with ‘Wipeout’ playing in my head,” he laughs. Back in 1969, Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson and Chuck Ray founded a company called ‘Trek Surfboards’ in a warehouse in Costa Mesa, CA and a month later moved to famed Huntington Beach, CA. The original shop had a showroom, shaping room, glassing room and glossing room. Boards were sanded outside the back door. Bruce was taught to professionally shape surfboards by Dale Velzy when he was

shaping for Soul Surfboards. Bruce was able to start Wave Trek when Dale retired and started selling blanks for Bob Rogers at Roger’s Foam. Most of the first few were for their own personal use. However, once production got going, quality improved immensely. They produced approximately 12,600 boards of various designs during their peak production years until 1978 when the company folded following a robbery. Of those boards, approximately 2,400 high performance boards were built for ranked contest Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson of Chesapeake Beach still surfers. These boards are usually identified teaches surf lessons in Ocean City and Delaware. on the stringer with the surfers name after In later years, he moved to Chesapeake the shapers symbol or name, followed by a Beach and raised a family. special serial number. In recent years, he’ gotten back into Approximately 300 Island Guns were also built for big wave surfing. Wave Trek the groove of creating custom surfboards, also developed some specialty boards includ- and teaching surfing classes in Ocean City ing pocket rockets for Hawaiian surfing and at 39th Street and at Tower Road in Dewey the 3’11” short board used for surfing at the Beach in Delaware. Gabrielson is accredited Huntington Beach Pier after regular surfing by the National Surf Schools and Instructor’s Association. hours during the daytime. And, he’s so proud of his boys, who A few Wave Trek boards were built in were champion wrestlers. the 1980s and 1990s on the East Coast by Son Jason Gabrielson, while at Northern Bruce Gabrielson and on the West Coast by High School in 1996, as a wrestler qualified Jeff Smith. Skateboards were also manufactured by for the World Cup and Olympic trials and Wave Trek under the name Trip Stix. During came in 7th. He still lives in Chesapeake the mid to late 1970’s, thousands of fiberglass Beach as well, and is a wrestling coach for skateboards were built at the Huntington a program called “Rampage” in Waldorf, which was ranked number one in Maryland Beach manufacturing shop. In his glory days, Bruce was inducted last year. If you’d like more information about into the Surfing Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach. He’s also credited with founding the Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson, his surf lessons or custom surfboard, visit his web site at first high school surfing league in the US.

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Jazz at the Beach: At the North Beach Bandstand on Bay Avenue between 3rd and 5th Streets. Starting at 5:00, the Not So Modern Jazz Quartet led by Bill Rowe of Chesapeake Beach will entertain, followed by the Creole Gumbo Jazz Band featuring Jim Ritter of Breezy Point with the contagious sounds of Dixieland.

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Bay Breeze Concert: The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum presents “The Dixie Power Trio” at 7:30 p.m. Augmented with “The New Line Brass” will entertain with authentic New Orleans jazz and original compositions. This is a return performance including their rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The museum is located at 4155 Mears Avenue in Chesapeake Beach. Call (410) 257-3892 for more info. Concerts are outdoors on the museum porch and are free to the public. CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Brian Ganz. 3 p.m., Oct. 9, 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. 443550-6011, or CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: The Ben Patterson Quartet. 3 p.m., Nov. 13, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents Air Force “Airmen of Note” trombonist, Ben Patterson, with his jazz quartet. 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, rfleming@ or CSM Cause Theatre Presents “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead.” 8 p.m., Jan. 27, 28, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Flagship Building, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. CSM’s Cause Theatre Company presents “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead,” a play by William Mastrosimone, about a young man in jail for having committed unspeakable crimes and is being tormented by figments of his imagination who enter his cell demanding answers. Tickets are $5. Production is not suitable for younger audiences., 301-934-7828 or www. CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Margretta Williams. 3 p.m., Feb. 12, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents flutist, Margretta Williams. 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 CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Jennifer Cooper. 3 p.m., March 11, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents vocalist Jennifer Cooper, accompanied by Michael Santana and James Witherite on piano. 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 CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Thomas Pandolfi. 3 p.m., April 1, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents classical pianist, Thomas Pandolfi. 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 Southern Maryland Piano Competition Recital. 3 p.m., April 29, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The finalists of the 4th annual Southern Maryland Piano Competition will perform their winning pieces. The competition is sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland and Art Links. Open Seating. Free. 443-550-6011, or CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Hando Nahkur. 3 p.m., May 6, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents Estonian classical pianist, Hando Nahkur. 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. 443550-6011, or

Patriotic Extravaganza in Southern Anne Arundel County The 36th season of South County Music Association opens with a patriotic musical performance sure to inspire. The SCCA presents American Spirit on September 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Southern High School auditorium, 4400 Solomons Island Rd. (Rt.#2) in Harwood. Ten multi-talented performers plus a local choir and a former vocalist from the president’s own US Marine Band will take us back. Travel down parade routes, to town squares, to town halls and to battlefields. Enjoy rousing songs, dancing and story telling, as the performers recall Civil War spirituals, Prohibition jazz, political figures and ball field heroes. Feel proud to be an American. Filled with humor and heart, this production will renew your American Spirit. The performance is free to subscribers of the South County Concert Association and the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association. Admission is $20 per person for non-subscribers. For additional information visit or call F. R. Gouin at (301) 261-5802 The South County Music Association (SCAA) is a non-profit group that brings a variety of nationally recognized professional performers to Southern Anne Arundel County. Consider some of the great names in music that have been seen by subscribers over the years: Johnny Mann Singers & Dancers, Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Moscow Balalaikas, Alpin Hong, The New Christy Minstrels, The Russian State Chorus, The Xavier Cugat Orchestra, Sounds of New Orleans, Banjomania, The Voloshky Dance Ensemble, The Coats, Black Mountain Male Chorus of Wales, The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, and Peter Nero, pianist. Season subscriptions are $50 per adult, $110 for a two-parent family, or $60 for a one-parent family. Individual concert tickets are $20 per person at the door. Where else can you see quality entertainment for $7.50 a concert? All performances are at Southern High School in Harwood. The South County Concert Association will offer seven events during their 2011-12 Season. Each concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Southern High School in Harwood. Visit their web site at for details. Wednesday September 21 American Spirit Monday November 21 Sean Jones Thursday February 9, 2012 Edgar Cruz Sunday March 4, 2012 Cosmic Symphony Tuesday March 27, 2012 Spanish Brass Sunday April 22, 2012 National Concert Band of America - FREE! Open to the Public Friday May 4, 2012 - Capitol Steps

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Every Wednesday in September

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the calvert Library, Prince Frederick. -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 advance by calling.

Thursday, September 8 Bay Breeze Concert: The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum presents “The Dixie Power Trio.” Augmented with “The New Line Brass” will entertain with authentic New Orleans jazz and original compositions. This is a return performance including their rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Concerts are outdoors on the museum porch starting and are free to the public. The museum is located at 4155 Mears Avenue in Chesapeake Beach. Call (410) 2573892 for more info.

Friday, September 9 Circus Train Display at Tans Cycles & Parts at the corner of Chesapeake Avenue and 5th Street in North Beach from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tans is located at 9032A Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach. For more information, you may call (301) 855.8337 or visit their website at

Saturday, September 10 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 noon. Tables are available for $15 each and $25 for two. To reserve a table please contact Diana (410) 231-1775 (must be reserved in advance; for additional tables, check with Diana).

Blood Drive: It's time again for the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Blood Drive. From 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Address: 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick. Call 1-800-REDCROSS to schedule. Walk-ins also welcome. "Country Fairs... Interpreted by CalvART Artists" Opening Reception, Saturday September 10 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Featuring the Country Sounds of Vocalist Joyce Kinser. Calvart Gallery, Prince Frederick Center, 110 S. Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 (410) 535-9252. Show runs through October 2. Open Wednesday thru Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bay Harvestfest: In North Beach from 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. Fall Festival: Heavenly Chicken & Ribs in Dunkirk holds its Fall Festival from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot (10812 Town Center Blvd. in Dunkirk; Giant Shopping Center). Live music, a wing eating contest, fire and police demos and so much more. Free. Deer Program: at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center, 11704 Fenno Road, Upper Marlboro (Prince George's County) on September 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Free. Participants can come out and enjoy fun filled day learning about the white-tail deer and their life cycle. Open to all ages. Bring drinking water, insect repellent, walking shoes and wear appropriate clothing. Open to all ages. Notice: The Bridge on Fenno road is closed due to reconstruction. Do not go down Saint Thomas Church road like most GPS devices will tell you, instead continue going down Croom Road and turn onto Nottingham Road. Continue down Nottingham Road and make a left onto Fenno Road. Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary will be on your right hand side right before the Closed Road sign. Call (301) 888-1377 for more information.

Dracula Takes The Stage The Twin Beach Players (TBP) are gearing up for their spooky new production, Dracula, just in time for Halloween. Mark your calendars: Dracula will be playing October 21- November 6 at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. If you’re interested in trying out, auditions for Dracula will be held at the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach at these dates and times: - Thursday, September 8 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Sunday, September 11 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Monday, September 12 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. All roles are open. Here are descriptions of the characters to be cast: - Count Dracula: The star of the show! His age is hard to determine. His countenance is arresting, lupine, cruel and coldly handsome. - Heinrich Van Helsing: In his 50’s, he is a dedicated scientist and genial man. Though rumpled in appearance and comfortable as an old shoe, he must be played with dignity. He is the spine of the play. - Dr. Arthur Seward: A dignified, kindly, compassionate man in his md-50’s. He is capable of quiet, unexpected humor.

- Sybil Seward: Somewhere in her late 40’s but she won’t say where. She’s Dr. Seward’s spinster sister, addle-pated, occasionally detached from reality and harmlessly touched in the head. - Renfield: A schizophrenic inmate of indeterminate age. He vacillates instantly from lunatic ravings to perfect rational conversation. - Hennessey: A gentleman that is the attendant at Dr. Seward’s asylum. He is earnest and hard working. He must help to subdue Renfield’s violent derangement. - Wesley: Another asylum attendant. A pleasant nature and he, too, needs to help restrain Renfield. Late teens to 40’s. - Jonathan Harker: Mid 20’s to late 30’s. He is a likable, outgoing, well-heeled, well-dressed, successful architect. - Mina: Despite her illness and pallor, Miss Murray is a most attractive young woman in 20’ to 30’s. During the play, she comes under Dracula’s supernatural powers, transformed into a seductive, scheming, wanton vampire. Interested in one of these roles? Come to an audtion! For more information, visit or “like” them on Facebook. Email: info@twinbeachplayers. com.

Sunday, September 11 9/11 Memorial Service: At the Chesapeake Beach Veteran’s Memorial at 2:00 p.m. Remember those who died in the terrorist attacks on the U.S. ten years ago today. The park is located at the intersection of Routes 260 and 261, just beyond the traffic light. Impersonator Johnny Rogers from Chicago will present a tribute to Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty and Buddy Holly at the new Band Shell at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant or online at

Tuesday, September 13 Calvert Redistricting: Public Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Calvert Pines Sr. Center in Prince Frederick. Make your voice heard in the voting redistricting process. Contact Comm. Chair Patt Parker at (443) 6243116 or email

Thursday, September 15 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic: Benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland. Both sponsors and golfers are needed. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and Tee Time is 9:00 a.m. at Potomac Ridge Golf Course, 15800 Sharpersville Road, Waldorf, MD. For more info, contact Joy Hill at the BGCSM at (410) 257 -0007.

Friday, September 16 Campfire on the Beach: Elementary-age children and their parents are invited to this fun and edu-

cational event on the beach at 5th Street beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 17-18 Annmarie Garden's Artsfest: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering to for the CalvART Gallery booth, please contact Pat Carpenter at

Saturday, September 17 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. Choose from thousands of gently used books for sale at great prices. Movie on the Beach: Some Like It Hot will be shown on the big screen at North Beach (5th and Bay Avenue). Bring your own chairs or blankets. Movie begins at dusk.

Sunday, September 18 Hankerin’ 4 Hank, a Hank Williams Sr. tribute band from Oklahoma will perform at the new replica Band Shell at the Chesapeake Resort and Spa at 3:00 p.m. Hankerin' 4 Hank holds true to the original arrangements and style of Hank Williams Sr. and promises a memorable experience for fans. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant or online at

Wednesday, September 21 Book Discussion at Fairview Library Branch in Owings. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., "The Last Town on Earth" by Thomas Mullen. For more info, call (410) 257-2101.

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Calvert County Fairgrounds: Route 231, just East of Route 4 For Information: or Call: 410-535-0026

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