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Murder in the Polka Dot Shoes See Page 4

Finding Food and Fellowship See Page 7

Local Songwriter Wins International Award See Page 21

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Design Survey Underway; More on Development Plans By Norma Jean Smith The North Beach Planning Commission is beginning a survey called “Why?/Why Not?” The survey, by design standards consultant Phil McCormick, who has been retained by the Planning Commission, will be used to prepare a document for “North Beach Architectural Design Guideline & Standards.” At the August 4 meeting of the North Beach Planning Commission, copies of the survey were passed out, asking people which street scenes they like and which they don’t. Additional copies are available at Town Hall, or you can download and print it from the Chesapeake Current web site: www.chesapeakecurrent.com and turn yours back in to Town Hall. Originally North Beach was a one-story wood frame cottage community with some multi-story hotels along the waterfront. Over time, due to natural causes and economic conditions, subsequent development was layered so that there is now no consistent urban form or architectural pattern. North Beach has many diverse elements. Different people want different things. A balance between commercial and residential mix is important to help plan growth in the Town.

School of Dance & Classical Ballet

Abigail Francisco has plans to expand her dance studio at its present location on 3rd Street. She wants a larger studio for her students and space to accommodate handicapped children. The issue before the Planning Commission is parking parameters not defined in the zoning ordinance. Her clientele do not require parking as most of them are children who do not drive; they are dropped off and picked up. She asked for direction on parking requirements before proceeding with a site plan. Francisco has operated a dance studio for 25 years in the town and has spearheaded many community projects.

Van Metre Developments

Roy Barnett of Virginia developer Van Metre presented a revised development plan for the north side of 5th Street between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues. The first floor of the building facing Bay Avenue is now being considered for retail space. The three floors above would be residential “flats” (four units per floor for a total of 12 units). This will involve the addition of an elevator and raise the height of the building to 52’ at the peak. Additional parking spaces will be required for commercial use, therefore, the number of townhouses planned behind that development along 5th Street will be reduced to nine (versus ten originally planned). Barnett also said that the setback for the townhomes would be moved back out to five feet.

Developers are asked: will other streets and homes be affected by flooding when the lots at 5th between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues are redeveloped?

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Ron Russo presented an update to his plans for developing his property on the south side of 5th Street between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues. His plan includes a four story parking garage made to look like an office building with open windows facing Chesapeake Avenue in the area of the existing motel/ apartments known as Chesapeake Manor. Weekday commuter parking would be transitioned to the parking garage. A four story multi-use facility is planned for Bay Avenue and 5th Street. Restaurant facilities are envisioned on the first floor facing the beach and Chesapeake Bay; the second floor would be used as an entertainment venue; and 30 hotel suites would occupy the top two floors. Behind the hotel, 18 four-story typical Key West-style townhouses with garages are planned for the space along Chesapeake Avenue and extending down 5th Street toward Bay Avenue. They will be staggered so the front row will have some view of the Bay. Mr. Russo did not ask for any action by the Planning Commission at this time. One resident of 5th Street asked what would happen to floodwaters that collect in that area once the developments are built, raising concerns that they will back up into streets and homes that are now not affected by flooding. Russo said that has not been worked through, but noted that since pumps were installed at the beach, floodwater is pumped into the Bay much faster than before.

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A young boy, concerned that his friends might not have enough to eat when school was out, inspires a movement to provide lunches for kids during the summer. The inspiring story of Nathaniel Quimby of Deale on page 6.

community Lights, camera, action! Catch the six young winners of the Twin Beach Players 6th Annual Playwriting Festival, now on stage! Story on page 20.

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One of the area’s leading surgeons is gone… the victim of a tragic rafting accident while on vacation. In this issue of the Chesapeake Current, we remember Dr. Sheldon Goldberg, a man of many talents. Cover Story Page 12

Several citizens commented about commercial space in the Bay Walk building causing much pedestrian traffic and noise on the Bay Avenue porch and said they do not want to see retail space adjacent to them. The Planning Commission voted to accept the revised Development Plan. The project can now move forward with a Category One site plan.

Pig Days of Summer There are short ones, taller ones, brown ones, white ones, spotted ones… the Humane Society of Calvert County has a huge assortment of very cute Guinea Pigs, all available for immediate adoption. And during the month of August, the adoption fee is reduced to only $5.00 per loving pet. These sweet-natured animals are easy to care for and make excellent ‘first pets’ for children eight years old or over, helping your child learn loving responsibility and other lifelong lessons. If your family could accept one more member that adds affection and focus, perhaps it’s time to provide a forever home for one of these adorable guinea pigs. Stop by the HSCC during normal business hours and one of our vol-

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unteers will gladly help you determine which one is right for you. They’ll also be able to explain the care needed to maintain a healthy and happy pig. The Humane Society of Calvert County (HSCC) is located at 2210 Dalrymple Road in Sunderland. Regular adoption hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Additional information, including how to volunteer at HSCC, can be viewed on their web site at: www.humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org.

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Another Chesapeake Current Exclusive You’ve probably heard by now about the shooting in Chesapeake Beach. But the rest of the story is that a Calvert Sheriff’s Deputy totaled a police cruiser while responding to the call. Also, the suspect is since accused of assaulting a corrections officer. I saw Sheriff Mike Evans at the Cancer Gala (on Thursday, August 4) and asked him about the deputy’s accident. He indicated that he was very upset and dealing with it internally - that’s why there had been no information about it. That Saturday night, Jonathan Pugh and I were coming home from shopping and a movie in Annapolis when we were nearly run off the road by two speeding deputies on Route 260, near Sneade’s. There’s no way to know just how fast they were going, but I suspect it was in excess of 100 m.p.h. Believe me, they were traveling way, way, way too dangerously fast. Jonathan pulled over and we sat there for a minute, and waited to pull back onto the roadway, in case more might be coming. He said, “What a close call that was – we could have been like that poor girl in Dunkirk.” Who could forget the tragic accident in July 2009 that claimed the life of 18-year-old Rachael Campbell, who was struck and killed by a Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy responding to a call. We continued down Rt. 260 toward home, and as we crested the hill at the Welcome to Chesapeake Beach sign, we saw water shooting 30 feet or so into the air and a sea of emergency vehicles with lights flashing. A sheriff’s deputy had indeed been involved in an accident, and hit a fire hydrant. Here’s the press release issued on Friday, August 5, by the Sheriff’s Office the day after my conversation with Sheriff Evans. That was nearly a week after the incident. “On July 30, 2011, at approximately 9:51 p.m. Calvert County Deputy, Stephen Esposito crashed his patrol vehicle while responding to a priority one call in Chesapeake Beach, for shots fired into an occupied residence. As Deputy Esposito entered the Chesapeake Beach town limits on Route 260, he attempted to pass the traffic ahead of him by traveling down the center lane. Subsequently, Deputy Esposito failed to avoid striking a concrete median area. Deputy Esposito sustained a minor injury to his hand when his air bag deployed and was subsequently treated and released at Calvert Memorial Hospital. There were no other vehicles involved. The crash is currently under investigation.” Chesapeake Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl says it’s the eighth time those median strips/ flower beds have been struck by cars and damaged. “It costs about $1,000 each time to repair them. We now keep some extra curbs on hand for the next crash.”

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Sheriff Evans says the cruiser was totaled in the accident. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. Evans says the investigation is continuing and he expects administrative charges, which could range anywhere from a fine to loss of leave or suspension. Meantime, there’s new drama involving shooting suspect Benjamin Daniel Lowell, 21, of Hagerstown. Sheriff Evans says Lowell assaulted a male correctional officer at the Calvert County Detention Center. “He punched a corrections officer in the face Tuesday night. The officer was taken to the hospital and required stitches,” Evans says. “After that, we transferred him (Lowell) to the Prince Georges County Detention Center.” Lowell now faces additional charges of assaulting a police officer, a 1st degree felony, and faces up to 20 years in prison on that count alone. Lowell was apprehended about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, the morning after the shootings, as he was sleeping in a shed off 7th Street in North Beach. Officers received an anonymous tip leading them to Lowell. Sheriff Evans says the gun believed used in the Chesapeake Beach shooting was recovered, hidden nearby. The shooting happened on Saturday, July 30 at approximately 9:45 p.m. Units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police Barrack “U” responded to a home in the 6300 block of 13th Street in Chesapeake Beach, for a report of gun shots fired into the residence. Three people were inside the home at the time of the shooting; however, no one was injured. An investigation by officers determined that several rounds had struck the house. During the investigation it was learned that Lowell had gotten into an argument with his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend at that residence the night before. (It’s the current boyfriend’s parents’ house). Following his arrest, Lowell was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and possession of a handgun. Evans says the evidence includes threats Lowell allegedly made against the ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend on Facebook.

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LOCAL NEWS By Diane Burr Another Chesapeake Current Exclusive

“I’ve moved into the nether-world of fiction,” laughs former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater, who’s lived in Deale on the Chesapeake Bay since 1995. His new book, Death in the Polka Dot Shoes, is about what he knows and loves now, far away from his former life in politics in Washington. “My book examines life in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay, and explores the culture of these communities, like the one I live in.” It’s set in the fictional town of Parkers, MD. Fitzwater insists he made up every word and character in the book. Nevertheless, “Everyone around Deale is trying to figure out who the characters are and which store or restaurant they’re in, which I think is very funny!” So how did he come up with the plot? Fitzwater says, “I once asked Mary Higgins (Clark) how she came up with the ideas for her books. And she told me, when you see something interesting - ask what if?” “I read an article in the newspaper a while back about a local waterman who was killed by a tuna in a fishing contest at Ocean City. He was apparently pulling the tuna up into the boat and got his hand caught in the leader board and the tuna took him overboard. Then, I started thinking about it. What if? What if it wasn’t an accident but a mur-

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der? So I started writing a novel that would carry forth a mystery and at the same time tell people what it’s like to live in one of the many villages around the Chesapeake Bay,” Fitzwater says. “My story begins with the fellow pulled over by the tuna, and picks up with his brother, who left the Chesapeake as a boy, went to law school, and became an attorney in Washington DC. The brother who drowns leaves the lawyer the family fishing boat and property on the Chesapeake Bay – but he can only have it if he leaves the law, moves back, and becomes a waterman,” Fitzwater explains. “My book is an interesting look at ‘our’ little town through the lawyer’s eyes,” Fitzwater says. “There’s a lot going on – the mystery of who killed the waterman, there’s the village life and the characters there, plus the culture shock of the DC lawyer giving it all up and coming back to the Bay.” So how do the polka dot shoes fit in? “That’s an idea from some time ago based on my relationship with Mrs. Barbara Bush. Back in the 1980’s, a shoe company

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gave her eight to ten pairs of their tennis shoes. They were all different - plaid, pink, dots, whatever. Mrs. Bush put all pairs in her closet and then mixed and matched them – plaids with polka dots, and stripes, and she wrote in the heels which ones she had worn together. It actually caught on for a time. I saw Mrs. Bush wearing a pair of them again about a year ago. And I thought – I’ve got to put in clues so there’s some way to figure out who com- novel he wrote called Esther’s Pillow (2001). mitted the crime. If you’re A fourth book, Sunflowers, a collection of wearing a pair of these mix- Fitzwater’s short stories mainly about growand-match shoes, there’s got ing up in Kansas, is coming out this month to be another pair at home be- as an e-book as well. Ward is creating new cause you need two complete e-book covers for the last two. Fitzwater admits he’s hooked on techsets to make one. This is the clue. The drowning victim’s nology. “I noticed on a recent flight that all body washes up, and there’s six of the people in the row in front of me one polka dot tennis shoe. So were reading Kindles. And in Europe, they if you can find the other, you now have these vending machines in airports that in four minutes can kick a book out for can find the murderer.” “It’s not War and Peace, $20. It’s amazing.” He also gives lectures about Ronald but it’s a lot of fun!” he laughs. Fitzwater was the longest-serving White Regan on cruise ships these days. “I can adHouse Press Secretary in history, under both dress an audience and say – go download my Ronald Regan and George Herbert Walker book and come back tomorrow and we’ll talk about it. They do, and it’s great!” Bush. About the Author: Diane Burr is the founder of the After leaving the world of politics, Fitz- Chesapeake Current. water went in a new direction, “I find fiction to be the most difficult writing I’ve ever done for the simple reason that you have to make up everything on your own. As a journalist, you The day I caught up with Judy Ward, she was hanggather facts and do research ing her artwork in Petie Greene’s in Deale, beautiful and that gives your work meanpaintings and prints of herons, crabs and other wildlife ing. But in fiction, you have to in and around the Chesapeake. have reasons, motives for what “I always liked art,” she says. “I took one art class they’re doing, and make up all at Glen Echo when we lived in Montgomery County, the dialogue.” but that was a bust. The teacher didn’t know what to do “Every word in this book with me! The only thing he told me was, ‘use more red,’ is my own, and I’m so proud and that didn’t help me a bit!” of that,” he adds. “Traveling he After her three sons grew up, painting became world, there’s no greater ego more than a hobby for this IT professional. “I started trip than carrying your own painting again when we moved out here to Deale. And I book!” joined the Muddy Creek Artists Guild.” Death in the Polka Dot Ward has lived next to Marlin Fitzwater in Deale Shoes is available in hardcover for the past ten years. “But I only got to know him about or paperback, but Fitzwater resix years ago,” she says. ally wants a successful e-book. He came to her recently and asked if she’d create a That’s why he enlisted neighcover for his book. bor Judy Ward (see sidebar) to “Marlin wanted two shoes - one should be polka create a catchy cover. “I wantdot and the other one plaid. He wanted it to look simed something bright, colorful plistic, but have a lot of color and pop so it would work and eye-catching for online,” well online,” Ward says. “The first one I drew was with he says. modern athletic shoes, but that was not it. He said he “I’ve done research on ewanted old-style tennis shoes, low-cut Keds, like we all books and how they work. One used to wear. He wanted a bright yellow background, of the key point points is the and the second version, he liked.” cover. It needs to be something “It took me about a week to create the original that grabs the reader. When oil painting that we used,” Ward adds. “He decided to you’re looking at Amazon or also use a small set of the same shoes on the spine of the Kindle or Nook sites with the book, and there’s a small black and white graphic 1,200 books on a page, the covof them beginning each chapter, which I adapted with er has to catch the eye. Her artPhoto Shop.” work perfect for that,” he adds. Fitzwater says he liked the cover for Death in the He’s also re-publishing as Polka Dot Shoes so much that he asked Judy to create e-books his memoirs, Call The new e-book covers for his two other works of fiction, Briefing (1995), and a previous Sunflowers and Esther’s Pillow.

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ommissioners cWinds of Change By Susan Shaw President, Calvert County Board of Commissioners

I have been discussing changes that can be anticipated when a new Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is elected and takes office bringing a new perspective. Wisely, this new BOCC did not rush in to make wholesale changes, but has been observant while asking questions, looking for opportunities to make County government more customer-friendly, more efficient, and more streamlined in terms of regulation. Accordingly, under the able leadership of Mrs. Terry Shannon, the County Administrator, an interdisciplinary team of County staff leadership has been formed to work together toward a balanced approach to achieving the BOCC goals. The team, called Customer First, is looking at County processes and procedures, seeking ways to streamline and ways to cooperate more closely across current departments of County government. Process libraries are in the making. Customer fact sheets are being created and tweaked as they are being used. The goal is to make County government processes transparent, uniform, and easy for you, the public, our customers, to access and navigate. Accountability should be clearer. Like most change, the transition period is creating some anxiety, especially as some key County staff have left or retired after long years of exemplary service. I want to reassure you that key County philosophies have not changed. We still stand behind our Comprehensive Plan and its ten visions (see www.co.cal.md.us). We still adhere to the Town Center concept and the priority of maintaining our rural character while encouraging economic and business development in our town centers. We still value our superb schools. We still maintain our focus on public safety and on our quality of life, which is second to none. Despite the economic downturn, our county has achieved a AAA bond rating. Customer First will bring you the local government you have come to expect, but even better, especially in the areas of planning including permitting, zoning, development and management. Good progress has already been made in the public works area through a strengthened management structure. This progress must be made in an environment of increasing regulation and involvement from the state and federal governments. For example, with US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) control of the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay has come stricter environmental regulations and mandatory Watershed Improvement Plans (WIP) for each of our watersheds, creating stricter development standards. The State of Maryland has introduced Plan Maryland, which is a state land use plan in development with comments accepted until September 1 (www.plan. md.gov). Plan Maryland is supposed to incorporate our local land use plans, along with statewide guidelines or requirements. These changes complicate our local efforts and challenge our staff. We are committed to make your tax dollars work more effectively for you. After all, that is why you elected us, right? Stay tuned for more developments as they occur.

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Your Money Matter$ By Lyn Striegel

Let’s talk about probate. What is it and how does it work? Any property you hold only in your name when you die is subject to a legal process called probate. When a person dies holding property in their sole name, the only way to transfer that property to a loved one is to go through the probate process. In Maryland, the average length of time it takes to go through the probate process is between 8-12 months. Filings are made by a Personal Representative (also called Executor) who is usually appointed by name in the will. This person will account for the assets and liabilities of the deceased and distribute assets to loved ones according to the terms of the will. In our area, we are well-served by our elected Registers of Wills. The staff at the Register of Wills’ office is very helpful and you should contact them for guidance. And, don’t forget to check out the forms and guidelines available to you for free on the Register of Wills websites. In Maryland, court costs for probate are not severe; however, the fees for legal services to prepare the court filings may be substantial depending on the size of the estate. There is a statutory maximum fee that can be charged that is 3.6% of the assets of the estate over $20,000, plus $1,800. Probate of an estate worth $500,000 could cost the estate approximately $19,000 in legal or personal representative fees. Some people do not like the idea of probate administration. If you own property in more than one state, you face a probate administration in those additional states. Many people object to the 8 to 12 month time it takes to file the appropriate forms before an estate can be closed in the probate process. The probate process can also take an emotional toll on loved ones. And, finally, probate filings are public records and many people want to keep their estates private. There is a way to avoid probate. Today, many people use a Living Trust to avoid probate. Since probate only applies to property you hold in your sole name, and you create a family trust to hold title to all your property, so when you die there is no probate. How do you control the trust? The trust is called a Living Trust or a revocable trust, because you can revoke or amend it at any time. You and your spouse are the initial trustees of your own family trust. You appoint your loved ones as the successor trustees. If one of you dies, your spouse becomes the sole trustee. When both you and your spouse die, your successor

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trustees take over the trust immediately on death. There is no waiting 8 to 12 months, no legal or PR fees when you die, and privacy for your records (trusts are private, not public documents). Trusts were previously available only to the very wealthy, but are now priced at affordable levels for the middle class. Some of the advantages of a Living Trust are as follows: • The trustees retain complete control of their assets • With a married couple, husband and wife are the initial grantors (depositing assets into the trust) as well as the initial trustees (managing the trust) and initial beneficiaries (benefiting from the trust) • The initial grantors appoint the successor trustees (children or other beneficiaries). • Upon the death of husband or wife, the surviving spouse has control of all of the assets in the trust immediately • A trust is an excellent tool for taking care of heirs who lack investment experience or have mental impairments • A Trust can protect assets from recipients who are spendthrifts • The trust is private, not public and therefore less susceptible to lawsuit • The trust can be amended or revoked at any time • The trust manages each spouse’s share of the assets

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• No change in income taxes (tax neutral) Living Trusts must be properly funded and kept up to date, which means regular updates to your trust in the case of material life events. There is no use going to the trouble of setting up a living trust if you then purchase property in your sole name and that property is not inside the trust. Finally, you need a power of attorney and a living will. The power of attorney is one of the most important protections you can give to yourself when you are still alive but unable to care for yourself. You appoint a loved one or trusted adviser as your power of attorney — for medical and financial care. You also appoint them as your guardian in case you are disabled and in need of institutional care. And, so that you do not pace the burden on your loved ones to “pull the plug” on you, you decide for your self what you want in a document called a “living will.” In our next column we will talk about Financial Planning. 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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LOCAL NEWS Church Provides Lunches For Kids Every morning, volunteers meet at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and start packing – lunches, that is. All summer, they’ve been providing nutritious lunches through their Breakfast Club program for children whose families live at three area trailer parks . Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00, they load up their vehicles and make the deliveries. Jack Thomas, Assistant Pastor Ministry and Mission says it all started when Nathaniel Quimby of Deale expressed concerns about his friends who received free or subsidized school lunches not having enough to eat when school was out. “Nathaniel was 8 years old then, Once a month, Mt. Zion and in second grade. UMC holds King’s Café He’s going into 4th coffee house, which helps grade this fall,” support church programs. Thomas adds. Everyone is invited to the Cedar Grove next one, scheduled for UMC in Deale and Friday, August 19 beginMt. Zion joined forcning at 6:00 p.m. es this year, and now Mt. Zion UMC 122 Bayard Road Lothian, MD 20711 410-867-4035 mzumc.com

serve 175 lunches a day to area kids, who likely would not eat as well without them.

Donations make it possible. “We received $1,000 in food products from BB&T Bank, and lots of other people have given. Both churches also ask for offerings for the program,” Thomas adds. “We had a budget of $5,000, but it will probably cost $8,500 this summer because of the expansion, so we’re hoping that more donations come through to help us.” Once a month, Mt. Zion UMC holds King’s Café, which is a coffee house experience to help support church programs. Everyone is invited to the next one, scheduled for Friday, August 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Everyone receives a light dinner while enjoying the photography of Iraq Veteran Shane Keller and folk/ Christian music by Silhouette Song, a local husband and wife duo. They’re also collecting cans and bags of coffee to be sent to the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Snacks For Vets and Families

Delivered by Lothian Ruritans

“This Thursday, we’re making our 227th delivery,” says Don Arthur of Lothian, who’s been a member of the Lothian Ruritan Club for about 12 years and delivers snacks every week to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He started taking snacks to the surgical unit when his son-in-law, Bill Reaziz, was seriously injured in an F-18 crash at Quantico and hospitalized. Arthur’s daughter Beth noticed that in the evenings and on weekends, the food court was closed and many times, the families of those so critically injured they did not want to leave to go get a bite to eat. Arthur is coming up on the 7th anniversary of his heartfelt project. The Ruritan Club used to deliver $100 worth of snacks every ten days, but this spring, they started doing it once a week, every Thursday. The snacks are made available for free to the soldiers themselves, their families, and the nurses. Surprisingly enough, Arthur says it’s been relatively easy to solicit donations. “I send out letters to all the Ruritan clubs, and a lot of local churches and individuals help us out. I solicit money everywhere I can and people support us,” Arthur says. “We started with just three of us making the deliveries, but now that we’re doing it once a week, we’ve added a fourth guy so each of us only has to do it once a month.” “We’re the only ones that do this,” Arthur says. “There is a group called Mothers of Marines, and occasionally they bring in baked goods. But the Lothian Ruritan Club is the only group that does this on a regular basis.” “All us guys who drive donate their gas and time. We just take care of any mailing costs ourselves, so we don’t have any overhead. Any money we get goes directly into buying the snacks,” Arthur says. “We’ve received a number of awards from the hospital. We have letters of commendation from Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Surgeon General of the Navy,” Arthur says. We also have been given a couple of Commander Special Recognition coins.”

Membersof the Lothain Ruritan Club receive a "Letter of Commendation from the Surgeon General of the Navy. (L to R) Rear Admiral Matthew Nathan - Commander NNMC, Ray Glenn of Harwood, Jim Quigley of Chesapeake Beach, and Don Arthur of Lothian.

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“Serving” God’s Faithful By Nick Garrett Do you want to savor some of the best meals you can get? You need look no further than our churches. While driving up Rt. 4 the other day, I noticed a sign for the ‘Summer Supper’ at All Saints Church that said, “Calvert’s Original,” which had me thinking about just how many local churches do breakfasts and dinners. You could technically plan a large breakfast and an outstanding sit-down dinner every Sunday! St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach hosts a hugely popular breakfast on the first Sunday of the month in their parish hall. The Knights of Columbus are the sponsors and serve eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, French toast, French toast sticks, and more, as a simple fundraiser for their variety of community initiatives. Volunteer efforts include feeding the hungry and scholarships for young people to attend college. The pews on the Sundays breakfast is served are admittedly fuller. Anyone is welcome and the cost is whatever you decide to offer. What a deal! If you are in Dunkirk and craving a breakfast like the one I just described, you are in luck. The first Saturday of the month clearly belongs to Smithville United Methodist Church. While on vacation in Kansas, one of Smithville’s parishioners witnessed a church gathering one morning where people came out of the woodwork for a good, old-fashioned country breakfast. The gentleman was so inspired that he brought this vision back to Smithville. Now in its third year, and at only $3.00, the Smithville breakfast is the talk of the area on Saturday mornings. Many other churches do breakfasts and they are all outstanding. The premise is the same across the faithful. A few dollars gets you all you can eat, and the fellowship of positive social interaction with people from your community. When asked about the breakfasts, every single priest and pastor interviewed agreed that there is a spiritual component. Simply getting together for a meal plays a huge role in building a sustainable community. For those of you that do not wake up early enough for breakfast, perhaps something a little later in the day would be better? Don’t worry about oversleeping the All Saints Episcopal Church’s Summer Supper, which has been going on for over 70 years in Sunderland. That’s right, since 1937 they have

been serving a unique menu of area favorites. The dinner has been a consecutive fundraiser for the churchwomen who care for the altar and maintenance programs at All Saints. Once referred to as ‘Supper on the Lawn,’ the dinner has been a staple in the community with the exception of the years 1942-1945 where the dinner was canceled due to support for World War II. Admittedly the menu has changed over the years, says Ken Phelps, rector of All Saints when asked about the combination of oysters and ham. “We have substituted crab cakes for the oysters in recent years.” The summer supper this year took place on August 6. For those of you in the Plum Point area, fish fry’s and church dinners abound. Emmanuel United Methodist Church boasts an annual Thanksgiving dinner with full trimmings for anyone in the community who cares to join. They even break out their very own custard machine on these occasions. But there are clear rules, just like Mom’s: no one can have ice cream until they’ve finished their supper! Picnics, spaghetti dinners, pancake suppers, and fundraising breakfasts are crucial events in our community that bring families together, and give us opportunities to make new friends. For the hundreds who make these meals happen, it’s an opportunity to volunteer and serve their fellow parishioners. Further, on election years, these meals provide opportunities for those running for public office to meet their constituents and talk about their vision. Many candidates have won seats by simply going to as many church meals as possible. Some of the meals draw hundreds of people, which equates to an almost orchestral behind the scenes effort. From one end of the county to the other, our churches, regardless of denomination, participate in a much larger mission of interacting with the entire community of the faithful, working together, and serving God’s people. It’s no mistake that we have a church on almost every corner and initiatives taking place in our community almost non-stop that aim to help those in need or just to have us thinking deeper about our own faith. I could not possibly mention each and every dinner scheduled on a monthly basis in our area. The events I highlight here simply scratch the surface. However, now we can share the mouthwatering task of adding a few to our calendars each month, and we have many of these listed in each issue of the Chesapeake Current that you might want to try. The meals at our churches contribute to a much larger mission: that of “serving” God’s people. About the Author: Nick Garrett is the owner of The Garrett Music Academy in Owings, a published author, and has served and continues to serve on various boards and commissions in Calvert County. He is also a State Senate legislative aide for District 29.

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

On July 29 at 9:47 p.m. Dep. J. Denton conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on northbound MD Rt. 4 near Ward Road in Dunkirk. He found the driver, identified as Arnold John Gasper II, 20, of Harwood, to be in possession of suspected drug paraphernalia. Gasper was cited for possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a multi-colored glass smoking device.

Theft from Yard

A two and a half ton floor jack, lights and a ladder all valued at over $800 were stolen from the yard of a home on D Street in Chesapeake Beach sometime on July 27. DFC R. Burggraff is investigating.

State Police Barrack U Reports: Burglaries

Trooper First Class R. Lewis responded to the 12550 block of Perrywood Lane in Dunkirk for a reported burglary on August 2 at 1:23 p.m. The back door of the residence was broken and the house was entered. No one was home at the time. Numerous items including a 42” Samsung flat screen TV, Toshiba Laptop computer, jewelry and i-Pods were taken. Investigation continues. Trooper First Class Gill responded to the 2100 block of Hunting Creek Road in Huntingtown for a reported burglary on July 31 at 2:00 p.m. A sliding glass door was broken and a safe was stolen from the home. Investigation continues.

Thefts

Trooper First Class Sorenson received a complaint regarding a credit card theft on July 26 at 5:05 p.m. The victim advised that while walking on the North Beach boardwalk, she left her purse unattended and someone went through her purse and removed a credit card. The card has been used on four different occasions. The investigation continues. Trooper First Class Sorenson responded to the 3700 block of Bayview Dr. in Chesapeake Beach for a reported theft on July 17 at 11:16 a,m. The victim reported a generator and two Poulan gas chains were stolen from a shed. The investigation continues. Trooper Casarella responded to the 3700 block of Emmanuel Ct. in Huntingtown for a reported theft on August 5 at 3:54 p.m. Two riding lawn mowers were stolen from the property. The owner identified them as a 2010 Cub Cadet 2550 and a 2006 Gravely Mini-ZT. Investigation continues.

Disorderly Conduct/False Statement

Trooper First Class Landis responded Rt. 261 and Brownie’s Beach in Chesapeake Beach to assist with a motor vehicle accident on August 6 at 2:30 a.m. Warren D. Homberg, Jr., 23 of Aquasco, became disorderly during the investigation and was making false statements. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Possession of Marijuana

Trooper First Class R. Lewis stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 261 at Mears Avenue in Chesapeake Beach on July 23 at 2:24 a,m. A search of the vehicle revealed that the driver, Calvin Dennis, 21, of Chesapeake Beach, was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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LOCAL NEWS Police Search For ATM Thief Police are searching for this man, whom they suspect placed an account skimming device on the ATM at the Sun Trust Bank located at 10500 Southern Maryland Boulevard in Dunkirk stealing thousands of dollars from customers. Shown is an actual surveillance camera photo of the suspect. On July 28, 2011 at approximately 1:27 p.m. the bank contacted the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a theft. Det. N. DeFelice subsequently assumed the investigation at which time it was determined that an unknown white male placed a scanner/skimming device on an automated teller device located on the exterior of the business. Subsequent to reviewing security footage it was determined that the unknown suspect placed the scanner device on the ATM on July 23 at 3:58 p.m. and removed the device on July 24 at 8:05 p.m. Initial investigation revealed that over 50 customers’ account numbers were acquired and ultimately used. The suspect was able to acquire between $500 and $3000 dollars from each customer. At this time the investigation remains open as additional account and monetary loss information is obtained. The only branch that was reported to be skimmed was the Dunkirk Sun Trust Location. If you have any questions or information regarding similar cases please contact Det. Nick DeFelice, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Calvert Investigative Team at (410) 535-1600 etx. 2669.


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By Bob Munro The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) “Diamond Jim” program, reinstituted in 2005, aims to “promote recreational fishing, highlight Maryland’s State fish, recognize angler efforts and inspire natural resources stewardship.” DNR personnel have tagged over 600 Striped Bass (Rockfish) in recent weeks, only one of which is actually “Diamond Jim.” On July 20 a Pennsylvania angler fishing north of the Bay Bridge caught a tagged Rockfish, although DNR records revealed that the fish was one of the nearly 600 imposters swimming around out there. Still, the catch netted the angler $500 and the possibility of a share in $25,000 if the real “Diamond Jim” is not caught by midnight on September 5. Not all tagged fish are part of the “Diamond Jim” program. There are a number of conservation organizations tagging fish up and down the Atlantic Coast, but all tags will have a phone number to call with further instructions. If you catch a tagged fish, call the number immediately - the “Diamond Jim” program requires that the tag remain intact in the fish until a DNR representative can “certify” the tag. With water temperatures approaching 85 degrees, Spanish Mackerel continue to move up the Bay as they do every summer, especially in August when Bay waters are warmest. Anglers on the charter boat “Worm” out of Chesapeake Beach caught one of the first mackerel of the season on July 28. Mackerel are often found mixed in with schools of breaking Rockfish and Bluefish. Look for terns and small gulls working the surface over breaking fish. Typically the birds are diving on small Bay Anchovies or “Silversides” that are being driven to the water’s surface by fish in a feeding frenzy. This is a favorite time of year for light tackle anglers who enjoy casting poppers and jigging “Stingsilver Lures” in schools of breaking fish. It’s best to approach schools of breakers upwind and drift quietly into the frenzy. You’ll often be rewarded by constant action. Sometimes the largest fish of the school will be close to the bottom, so drop your Stingsilver all the way to the bottom and jig it on the way up. Live lining Spot for Rockfish continues to produce limit catches. The Choptank River mouth is your best bet to catch a bunch of Spot, but from one

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BUSINESS Businesses Hope for Boost In Tax-Free Week Save August 14 - 20

Local businesses are hoping that they’ll see an uptick in register receipts during Maryland’s annual sales tax-free week this year. State Comptroller Peter Franchot said in Annapolis, “I know it’s a little odd for the tax collector to be out saying, ‘Go out and shop and you don’t have to pay taxes,’ but this is a very important boost to Maryland consumers and retailers. Clothing and footwear priced at less than $100 will not be charged the regular 6% Maryland sales tax from Sunday, August 14 through Saturday, August 20. Franchot says last year, many retailers saw double-digit increases in sales, although the state saw a drop in the tax revenue it collected. The tax-free week coincides with many parents doing back-toschool shopping. The Maryland General Assembly made the taxfree week an annual event in 2007.

Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC

By Brian McDaniel In 1989, when Back to the Future Part II was in movie theatres, crazy Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd said to Marty McFly, “The justice system works swiftly in the future now that they’ve abolished all lawyers.” Can you imagine if that were true? When some people think of lawyers and legal advice it usually means there’s something wrong; or worse, the person thinking about it has done something wrong. We sometimes think of people who represent the laws as heartless and without conscience. Maybe that’s true in some areas but I have a hard time believing that all of them are like that; especially people like Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC located in Prince Frederick. They are local lawyers with a local approach. Mark Davis, Mark J. Palumbo, Paul J. Dougherty III, Joshua A. Welborn, Amber K. Teague, David C. Weigel (Starting September 12th), Dario Agnolutto and Jack Upton make up the team of attorneys who are ready to serve lunch and an education. Yes, you heard me correctly. As part of their outreach to the community they routinely invite clients and the general public into their office to provide free education seminars topped off with a free, yes, free, lunch. During these seminars, guests learn about the many topics associated with law. Davis Upton & Palumbo, LLC provide these seminars on a regular basis with each one being on a different subject. As one of the largest Southern Maryland general practice law firms, they have the resources and capabilities to handle a wide variety of legal matters. One of the advantages is that clients can deal directly

with an attorney who specializes in their needs. In the long run it saves time, money and provides each client with the education and representation from a competent, service-oriented attorney. Mark Palumbo explains, “One on one treatment is something that people deserve; especially in a small community.” Mark and the rest of the firm enjoy seeing the people they help in the community. Being smaller than Washington D.C. or Baltimore allows for the personal attention clients often seek. As part of their personable approach and drive for empowering people with knowledge, they participate in Maryland Law Day. This annual event is an opportunity for the firm to reach out to seniors in the community and provide free Advanced Directives. This allows seniors to get the information they need to make sound decisions and convey their wishes to their family. They are also involved with several charity organizations and some of their employees chair many boards in the county. Some of those boards include The Arc of Southern Maryland, United Way, Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation and many more. Unlike the abolished lawyers mentioned in “Back to the future,” Davis, Upton & Palumbo move swiftly to solve problems and they care for the people they represent. That would be called “keeping it real” in today’s society. The Bay Business Group calls it “keeping it local.” For more info about Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC, visit their website at www.davisupton.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Linked In.

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About the Author: Brian “Crow” McDaniel is the owner of Crow Entertainment, LLC. He serves as one of three Ethics Commissioners for the Town of North Beach and is part of the communications team for the Bay Business Group (BBG).

Chesapeake Current Business Calendar Build your business through networking at these local business events: Monthly Meeting: The Bay Business Group meets Wednesday August 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Rod ‘N’ Reel in Chesapeake Beach. For more information, email sb.cosby@comcast.net or visit the BBG web site at www.baybusinessgroup.org. 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.

Ribbon Cutting for Dickinson Jewelers in Dunkirk for a Pandora Shop in Shop. Tuesday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m. There will be light refreshments, door prizes, goody bags and more. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Calvert County Job Fair will be held Wednesday, August 31 – 12:00 Noon until 5:00 p.m. at the Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Drive. Exhibitor registration is limited to Calvert County based business and includes a six foot table and two chairs, company listing in the event brochure, two tickets for snacks and beverages available during the event. Registration deadline is August 19. Business After Hours (BAH): Want to host a BAH Mixer? Sign up to host SAACC August or November events by calling Carla at (410) 867-3129.

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Great Sushi In South County

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I confess. I am a sushi/sashimi/ any kind of (ugh) raw fish rookie-lightweight. I am a tempura girl. David, my husband, on the other hand, grew up along the Chesapeake Bay and the entire O’Shea clan eats, and heartily enjoys raw fish, clams, oysters, mussels and of course, sushi and at GMU between the tours. He has just one year sashimi. He’s so big! I am impressed with him. to go. You can just guess how proud she is of him. David is an artist in the kitchen, so when he en- Her eyes just shine at the mention of his name. dorses a restaurant, I tend to listen. He really likes She is also proud of Deale Umai Sushi Deale Umai Sushi House. House, and she should be. ApparThe owner, Chang Hee Park, ently, people will travel for good suopened her new restaurant last year shi. She is mentioned as ‘Best New on Deale Road. Umai, in Korean, Sushi in Maryland’ enough on varimeans ‘delicious.’ I ordered a bunch ous restaurant review sites online of take out and when I brought it to have folks stream into her place home, David went nuts about it. And from all over, on a regular basis. I must say, the tempura really had to On the online site yelp.com, be the very best I ever tasted. We’re one reviewer said: “Finally, a resgoing back this weekend for more. taurant for other than barefoot, crabCustomers feel so much warmth pick’n, Rockfish fling’n, all-ya-all’s! and graciousness there. As I walked At last folks down here don’t have thru the door, Chang Hee’s niece and to drive all the way to Annapolis then Chang Hee herself greeted me to get great Sushi. Real Japanese as if I were a long lost grade school Chang Hee Park and Korean cuisine has come to the pal. South County. Hallelujah, and pass It’s a charming place. Outside, the katsu sauce.” with the multi-colored umbrellas, under which Another guy said: “As a person who only are perky tables, all surrounded by tons of flowers gives praises only when praising is due... I have to in different sized pots, overflowing into the park- say this place is awesome! I heard about it from ing lot in front of it. It’s so welcoming and festive. an airman stationed in Andrews AFB (35 minutes Inside, the décor is classic Asian. west of Deale, MD) who said the sushi here is Chang Hee is another great American suc- phenomenal. Now, I live in Gainesville, VA mind cess story, and you know we at the Chesapeake you so... driving nearly two hours for sushi would Current love them. take a miracle. But I drove out…I COULDN’T She told me she grew up in Seoul, South Ko- BELIEVE IT, and this place had the best Sushi I rea and about fifteen years ago, came to America have ever eaten…it was truly mouth watering…a with her son, Isaac (named from the Bible). TRUE FORM of edible art!” She was musical director for a church choir Don’t take my word for it. Go online. Heck, in Fairfax for the first seven years and then even better, check out this delicious Deale secret opened a deli with a sushi bar side. The first time for yourself! she came to the Chesapeake Bay, she says, it beDavid loves it, people travel for it. And the came her dream to open a restaurant here, in this inside décor is conscious and fresh and inviting. area. Meanwhile, she single parented Isaac thru Ahhh, you’ll just be glad to be there! It’s another high school and then world, a culinary delight, he began college at right in our backyard. Deale Umai Sushi House is located George Mason UniAbout the Author: Clare versity. He alternated at 657 Deale Rd., Deale, MD 20751. O’Shea is an Account Executive tours of military duty with the Chesapeake Current. Phone: (410) 867-4433. in Iraq and semesters

Bridal Affaire Coming Up

Getting married sometime soon? Or, does your business offer products or services for brides and grooms? The Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce and the West River Center cordially invite you to their annual event, A Bridal Affaire Wedding Expo. It’s an exclusive bridal show in a beautiful waterfront setting overlooking the West River in South County. The date is 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. SAACC Executive Director Carla Catterton says, "This is an exclusive event showcasing local businesses providing products and services for the discerning ‘Brides-To-Be’ and their guests. The first 50 brides to register for this event will receive a special gift!! To register, become a sponsor or vendor, visit the SAACC web site at http:// socochamber.com or call (410) 867-3129 for more info.

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Dr. Goldberg Dies in Raft Accident Dr. Sheldon Elliot Goldberg, 60, of Prince Frederick died along with a friend in a tragic rafting accident while on vacation in Montana on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Dr. Goldberg was fishing with his wife and a friend on the Boulder River when their raft flipped after hitting a grove of cottonwood trees, according to emergency officials. Both Dr. Goldberg and his friend, 73-year-old Chester Marion of Livingston, MT were unable to escape the rushing water. His wife, Dr. Ramona Crowley Goldberg, principal at Huntingtown Elementary School, managed to swim to shore. She was able to reach an area residence where she called for help. Sweet Grass County, MT officials said neither man was wearing a life jacket. Dr. Goldberg was a lead breast cancer surgeon at Calvert Memorial Hospital, where he was also a respected physician and general surgeon since 1983. Following his death, the hospital released this statement: “Our hospital family is grieving the loss of our friend and colleague who has devoted his professional life to Calvert County for the past 25 years. His passion for life and dedication to serving our community will be long remembered with love and admiration.” Dr. Goldberg was the father of Olivia, Alexia, Adam, Michael and Rebecca; cherished brother of Paul (Vicki), Joel (Audrey), Lisa (Glenn), and Jonathan (Victoria). Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd., in Rockville. Interment was at Judean Memorial Gardens, in Olney, MD. A memorial service will take place later this month in Calvert County.

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Memorial contributions in Dr. Goldberg’s honor may be made to the Center for Breast Care at Calvert Memorial Hospital of which Dr. Goldberg was the medical director and instrumental in establishing after his first wife died of breast cancer. Arrangements were entrusted to Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home in Washington DC. In March of this year, Jonathan Pugh of the Chesapeake Current was honored to interview Dr. Goldberg for his Music Notes column. In addition to the years of education and arduous training required to become a medical doctor, he learned that Dr. Goldberg was also an accomplished pianist. What began with traditional piano lessons in the third grade gave way to a lifelong love of music that he says has enriched his life in so many ways over the years. By the time he was in high school, Goldberg said he had become bored with the piano and was ready to explore new creative outlets. To his good fortune, he met up with a new teacher, Eddie Dimond, who frequented the original Bayou in Georgetown and accompanied Dizzie Gillespie and Pearl Bailey. It turned out to be a pivotal moment in his life. Dimond asked Goldberg to play something, after which Dimond then played the same piece, but jazzier with chords and runs. Goldberg was spellbound. “Right then,” he said, “I knew I wanted to play like that. He turned me around.” Goldberg remembered that event with striking clarity as if it was yesterday. “You smell it, you feel it, you taste it, and relive it. I was transformed into an on-fire musician, eager to enter the hipcat jazz piano scene.” At Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Goldberg played in a 16-piece jazz band. He had gravitated from Chopin to The Beatles and The Facebook Friends Rolling Stones. In his college years at GeorgeRemember Dr. Goldberg: town University, he was the pianist for “Mask and Bauble,” a group of students who created He was the best! original musicals. Over the years, he progressed to writing full orchestral scores, which he deI am truly grateful for how he took care of my scribed as “great fun.” During his nine years at wife. He was so nice to talk to, and he cared about people. He will be missed! Georgetown, when Goldberg wasn’t composing, practicing or performing, he was earning his deOne of the best doctors I have ever had the grees in mathematics and medicine. pleasure of confiding in. My prayers go out to For young musicians who may be strugthe family. gling to find the time and motivation to continue playing, Dr. Goldberg gave this advice, “Don’t My heart is just broken over this. He had to be one of the nicest people I ever met. He give up on music when life gets hectic and takes truly cared about his patients. I remember if you in many different directions. Maintain a he was going to have any time off he would go connection with music along the way.” fishing and we would talk about where the fish “The truth is that most people can’t be prowere biting. God Bless and I know you are in fessional musicians, but that doesn’t mean music heaven today. can’t be a big part of your life. It’s the same thing What a loss. He was truly a great doctor and with the NCAA basketball tournament. Very person. I'm glad Ramona is okay. My deepest few of those kids will ever become professionsympathies. al basketball players, but sports can remain an important part of their lives and provide many I am so sorry to hear this. He was a great doctor and person. Live life for today, as tobenefits,“ he told us. morrow is unknown. On a personal note, Goldberg said, “Music gives me a more well-rounded view of life.” He had a patience that most people never Goldberg’s love of music has become a find. What a tragic accident. And what a loss family affair. “My children have been involved for all of us. in music and they have benefited from the gratiMy heart feels so heavy for the family. I just fication of having a piece of music and seeing it couldn't imagine. They are in my thoughts through until they mastered it.” and prayers...God bless them. His fundraising performances often included his wife, Dr. Ramona Crowley Goldberg, Dr. So, so sad hearing this. He did a surgery for me only a month ago. RIP. a soprano soloist and Principal of Huntingtown Elementary, who joined him at a gala for Goldberg was such a caring and friendly the Center for Breast Care, as well as at CSM man. A huge loss to all of Calvert County as Foundation’s Celebration of the Arts and at the he was a great man and doctor. My thoughts Calvert Artists Showcase which funded local and prayers are with his children and wife. charities.


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Your Thoughts, Your Paper Dear Chesapeake Current Readers,

By Hank Haywood

Feedback continues pouring in from all directions about the planned development for downtown North Beach. The comments I hear are primarily concerns about the density, that there won’t be enough parking to support it, and claustrophobic, towering buildings with inadequate setback. And from more and more people, I’m hear the cry, “Please, don’t turn us into Ocean City.” Developers, people love North Beach. Please don’t ruin our community. The future is in your hands. Please, do the right thing this for all of us. What people want is thoughtful development that blends in with what we already have, and doesn’t trample on the lifestyle we love.

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Friday Evening In North Beach The smell of popcorn fills the air Local farmers put out their wares Children play without a care Classic cars everywhere!!

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Where gentle bay breezes blow Neighbors come to say hello Fun in the sun Sand between your toes Friday Evening in North Beach! So come on down and have some fun You'll be smiling before you're done Once you come, you'll come again And when you do, bring a friend You'll both be saying…

Henry “Hank” Haywood and wife, Louise with their classic car at a North Beach Friday Night Cruise-In.

Sipping some wine in North Beach! Muscles cars in North Beach! Farmers market in North Beach! Friday evening in North Beach!

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I am writing you in response to your editorial article in your July 28, 2011 issue. Thank you for alerting me to issues I haven’t picked up on even though I am signed up to receive the Town of North Beach notices. In the 21 years I’ve lived here, I religiously vote every year for the council and Mayor for each election, and I have trusted them to conduct business on behalf of the citizens. And now I’m reading, re-reading again what you are reporting. Scares the begeebees out of me. I didn’t think I had to show up at the council meetings for them to take care of my town, do the right thing. That’s why they volunteered, wanted to do it, and I trusted them. Trust be gone. The high-end developer building projects have already failed. They stay vacant. And now - we might have North Beach turned into more, new, greedy wastelands. A whole new plan? I am very comfortable with commuter bus to DC, and the commuter parking lot. There is no bus from North Beach to Annapolis where I work but I truly appreciate the folks who come to my town to park and ride to go elsewhere. Flooding is also an issue at 5th Street. Here we are still a community. We even take care of the ducks that suddenly are swimming in the middle of the road! I love living here. I want to spend the rest of my life living here, but am concerned about over-development of our town. Linda Steele North Beach

I just read the article on the plans for the NB parking lot areas. I have to say that I have not been a Mark Frazer fan for some time. This is not OK. This is a little beach town with little beach town charm. This is not Ocean City and I, a taxpayer, don't want to live in Ocean City. I admit that I do not exactly care for the current layout down there, but seriously – we don’t need buildings that tall blocking our waterfront. No, not OK with me. Thank you for this information, and I do care what you have to say, and I will voice my opposition, too. Kirstyn Northrup-Cobb North Beach

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Dear Editor,

The Chesapeake Current is a bi-weekly news magazine for residents of Northern Calvert and Southern Anne Arundel Counties. We focus exclusively on these communities: Chesapeake Beach, Deale, Dunkirk, Friendship, Huntingtown, Lothian, North Beach, Owings, Rose Haven, Plum Point, Shady Side, Sunderland, Traceys Landing, and Wayson’s Corner.

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Dear Editor, Great article on the North Beach development. I would like to go to the next meeting, though as a Chesapeake Beach resident, afraid I won't have much say. However, I've been coming to North Beach for years, and being near my favorite pier was one reason to move to the Twin Beaches area. The small town charm was a big draw for me, and I absolutely HATE this development they are planning. No regards for the residents, as usual, and the traffic will impact both North Beach and Chesapeake Beach residents! Karen Posey Chesapeake Beach


Old Dunkirk Cemetery Remains Intact By William Poe TIn the midst of the hustle and bustle in front of a busy shopping center on southbound Route 4 in Dunkirk, you may have noticed a tiny cemetery to the west. It’s just off the side of the road in front of Dunkirk Market Place Shopping Center, looking out of place, a relic of days gone by and the people who used to live here. Surrounded by ornate antique wrought iron fencing, that was in the Shiloh Church in Dunkirk is now the headstones in Shiloh Cemetery date back to the mid 19th in the Smithville Methodist Church in Dunkirk. century. The bell was taken out of the tower and left in the So why is this cemetery there? church on the floor until Smithville Methodist It was once part of Shiloh Methodist Episcopal Church Church did a reconstruction in the 1960’s. The South, and the old cemetery remains intact. bell was put in Smithville and there it remains.” According to historical records, Shiloh M. E. Church 1867, most of the Methodist Episcopal South churches sepaThere are fewer than three-dozen apparent graves in was constructed beginning in or about 1867 when members rated around 1867 or shortly thereafter.” Shiloh Cemetery, the majority of which are from the Drury of Dunkirk’s Smithville Methodist Episcopal were divided According to a Together newspaper article from 1962, over issues regarding slavery. A percentage of Calvert Coun- “Looking more like a ghost town relic than the kind of and Jones families. Today, the cemetery is maintained by members of the ty residents sympathized with the South although Maryland churches dotting most landscapes today, the Shiloh MethSmithville UMC. was committed to the North. One-half acre of land was odist Episcopal Church South of Dunkirk, Maryland, was Thanks to Mary Rockefeller, Chris Stelloh-Garner (Exdeeded to the church trustees in 1868 by Dr. John Sparrow formally decommissioned in special services conducted reSmith and Ruth Ellen Smith, and that’s where Shiloh and its cently by the Rev. Marion S. Michael, district superintendent ecutive Director at Linden), and Bill Clark who contributed to this article. cemetery were built. of the Washington East District.” According to “160 Years of Methodism, A Brief History About the Author: William “Billy” Poe is a home-improvement contracShiloh MECS was scheduled for demolition but accordof Calvert Circuit” by S. Paul Schilling, “The first church ing to Bill Clark, District Manager of Calvert Soil Conserva- tor who lives in Dunkirk and is a published author, poet, essayist, and docuwas built of logs and was located somewhat east of the sec- tion District, the church “was dismantled by Hugh Ward, Jr., mentary photographer. Among his credits is the book, “African-Americans of Calvert County.” ond. The second church was a frame structure built in 1885 son of the famous Dr. Ward.” and removed in 1963.” Curious as to the Quoted as being “the neatest model for a country whereabouts of Shiloh’s church” in an article from 1885, the second church’s style church bell upon its disTwin Beach Players proudly presents was based on Gothic architecture. mantling, Clark researched performances of our According to Mary Rockefeller, a Calvert County His- further and found, “The bell torical Society volunteer, “The Smithville United Methodist Church history brochure says that the (Shiloh) church was established in 1846. However, Methodist history records state that ‘no Methodist Episcopal South churches were established in Calvert County until after the Civil War.’ “ Headstones at Shiloh Cemetery predate the established 1868 construc(Fri./Sat. @ 7 p.m. and Sun. @ 3 p.m.) tion of the church though according to research, “It is not known if those from the 1840’s and 1850’s pre- Shiloh Methodist Episcopal Church South in Dunkirk in a photo taken date the church.” by Billy Chaney sometime pre-1963, before the church was dismantled. St. Nicholas Lutheran Church She adds, 1450 Plum Point Rd. Huntingtown, MD “Martial law existed in the state of (Across from Plum Point Middle School on Rt. 261) Maryland during See all 6 short original plays written by and starring Maryland children the Civil War when Show runs approximately 2 hours the State Constitution was adopted in it: 1864. Under martial gan at 410-474-4214 or vis For more information call Re law, Southern sym- Norma Robertson pathizers could be Your Beach Realtor Office: 301-855-8108 arrested and jailed. Cell: 301-518-8930 A new State of Maryland Constitu3-3/4 acre lot backs to Lyons Creek. Home is being RE/MAX 100 Real Estate freshened up now! Large MBR suite with 2 full baths! tion was adopted in 10425 Southern Maryland Blvd.

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Ruth Beverly, 91 Ruth Rebecca Beverly, age 91, of Huntingtown passed away July 28, 2011 at the Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick. Ruth was born September 20, 1919 in Bowens, MD to Benjamin Franklin, Sr. and Ethel (Cochran) Robinson. She was raised in Calvert County where she attended public schools. She married Joseph W. Cochran September 21, 1935 and they had four children. Joseph passed away October 18, 1944, and Ruth married George A. Beverly January 21, 1946. They made their home and raised their family in Huntingtown. George passed away December 24, 1979. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, and a member of Huntingtown U.M. Church where she was active in the Women’s Society. She enjoyed farm life, gardening, sewing, quilting, crocheting, crafts, travel, and being with family, especially her grandchildren. Ruth also enjoyed helping at her son’s greenhouse in Massachusetts when she visited there. Ruth was preceded in death by her two husbands, Joseph W. Cochran and George A. Beverly; a son Robert Lee Cochran, Sr., step-daughters Helen May Tennyson and Edna A. Mawyer, brothers Benjamin, Jr., Harry, and John Robinson, and sisters Edna Morgan and Lillian Robinson. She is survived by daughters Barbara Jean Lusby and husband Roy of Croom, MD, and Alice Ruth Williams of Huntingtown; a son Harry Glenn Cochran and wife Barbara of Franklin, MA; a step-son Karl A. Anderson and wife Jeanne of Rocky Mount, VA; a sister Ethel Irene O’Neill of Severn, MD; fourteen grandchildren, thirty nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Friends and family were received Tuesday August 2, 2011 at Huntingtown United Methodist Church, 4020 Hunting

Creek Road, Huntingtown where services and a celebration of Ruth’s life were also held. Rausch Funeral home handled funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy in Ruth’s name may be made to Huntingtown U.M. Church, P.O. Box 550, Huntingtown, MD 20639 or to Franklin U.M. Church, P.O. Box 313, Franklin, MA 02038.

Jerry Cecil, 64 Jerry Wayne Cecil, Sr. died at his home on July 22, 2011 in Friendship, at the age of 64. He was born on January 9, 1947 in Bluefield, WV to the late Ollen Cecil and Nell Marie Errico. He was the loving father of Jerry Wayne Cecil, Jr., and the brother of Fedora A. Celani, Jo Rae Hvezdos, William Flanagan and Pamela Sue Cecil. Lee Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Thomas Chase, 74 Thomas Henry Chase was born May 13, 1937 and passed away August 01, 2011. His final resting place is Young's Cemetery, 4230 Hunting Creek Road in Huntingtown. Services and funeral arrangements were at Sewell Funeral Home, P.A. in Prince Frederick.

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Lester George, 80 L e s t e r Duane George, age 80, of Dunkirk died at his home in Dunkirk after a long illness. He was born August 31, 1930 in Morris, Pennsylvania to Herbert Wesley and Mary Alice (Price) George. Lester attended schools in Pennsylvania. He joined the Air Force and was discharged as an Airman First Class. He married Wanda Marie Smeal in Buffalo, New York on December 18, 1954. Lester was a 1958 graduate of Penn State receiving a BS in meteorology. He came to the Washington area in 1960 and worked as a meteorologist for N.O.A.A. The family settled in Calvert County in 1963. Lester was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church and was active with the Boy Scouts when his sons were growing up. He was also a former Board Member of Calvert County Library. He was preceded in death by a son Daniel J. George on February 25, 1999. Surviving are his wife Wanda M. George, sons Alan S. George and his wife Candace of Reston, VA, Philip H. George of Dunkirk, and Gregory D. George and his wife Christine of Grand Rapids, MI, daughter-in-law Toni George of Chesapeake Beach, and eight grandchildren. A private family celebration of life service was held at the home. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled funeral arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or online at www.calverthospice.org.

James Hardesty, 81 James Russell Hardesty, Jr., age 81, of Hu nti ng tow n died July 30, 2011 at BurnettCalvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick. He was born January 31, 1930 in Sunderland to James Russell and Mary Eleanor (Marquess) Hardesty. He was educated in Calvert County Schools and was a graduate of Calvert High School Class of 1948. James enlisted in the Army National Guard of Maryland March 30, 1948 and served until March 29, 1957 with the A Company of 121st Engineer Battalion He was married to Gladys Yvonne Hicks in Baltimore on December 31, 1960. James was a life long resident of Calvert County. He was employed as a delivery

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truck driver for Southern Maryland Oil, drove dump truck for Regal Construction Company during the building of Calvert Cliffs Power Plant, and retired as a dispatcher for Gott Oil Company. During his life, James was also a farmer and sold his produce at the roadside stand. He was a member of Huntingtown United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Huntingtown Fire Department and the Elks Lodge # 2620 and a former member of Calvert County Sportsman Club. James was known as a hard-working quiet man with a good sense of humor that enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are his wife of 50 years Gladys Y. Hardesty; three daughters Sharon Leigh Miesner and her husband Rick of Huntingtown; Theresa Yvonne Roberts and her husband Tom of Bethesda; and Barbara Jean Henderson and her husband Bill of Poquoson, VA; five grandchildren Nicholas J. Fowler of Huntingtown, David and Michael Scott of Poquoson, VA, Jonathon Roberts and his wife Kate of Boston, MA and Emily Randazzo and her husband Paul of Bethesda; four great grandchildren Makayla and Keeli Fowler and Andrew and Samantha Randazzo; two sisters Mary Jane Collins and her husband Ron of Huntingtown; and Elsie Mae Buckmaster of Chesapeake Beach and one brother Maurice C. Hardesty of Sunderland. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to: Burnett-Calvert Hospice House, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or online at www.calverthospice.org.

Kimberly Johnson, 47 Kimberly Sue Johnson, 47, of Chesapeake Beach died at home on August 3, 2011. She was born on March 9, 1964 in Pennsylvania to James and Meredith Campbell Whitfield. She had lived in Southern Maryland since 1989. She was a registered nurse and had been at Southern Maryland Hospital Center for the past 21 years, working in the intensive care unit. She was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan whose hobbies included reading, rock music, her dog and riding her Harley. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, James Johnson; her mother Meredith Whitfield of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; son James Johnson and his wife Dena of McDonald, PA; daughters Tammy Bain and husband Terry of Oakdale, PA and Tina Havelka and her husband Joe of McDonald, PA; brother James Whitfield of Naples, FL and four grandchildren. Her father, James Whitfield predeceased her. A memorial service was held at Southern Maryland Hospital Center on August 7, 2011. Interment was private. Memorial contribution may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements prided by RaymondWood Funeral Home, Dunkirk.


Anna Sugden, 90 Anna G. Sugden of Owings, a former resident of North Beach, and former longtime resident of Takoma Park, passed away July 24, 2011 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. Anna was born December 27, 1920 in DuBois, PA to Homer B. and Effie (Salada) Waggett. She was raised in DuBois, graduated from Sandy High School and attended DuBois Business College. She married Robert L. Sugden June 29, 1946 and they lived in Takoma Park for many years. She was employed by the Office of the Judge Advocate General and after the birth of her daughters was a full time homemaker. She was a secretary for several businesses after her children were grown. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Takoma Park, Wallace Presbyterian Church in Adelphi, and recently Smithville UM Church in Dunkirk. She enjoyed being active in women’s groups at her church. She was also was fond of being a homemaker, cooking and sewing. She loved playing piano and enjoyed music. Anna is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert L. Sugden. They had resided together in an assisted living facility in Calvert County since last October. She is also survived by two daughters, Laureen A. Pond and husband Ronald of Goodyear, AZ and Joanne M. Chaney and husband Larry of Owings; five grandchildren, Jackie and Natalie Pond, Elaine Webb, Karen Mbuu and Diane Chaney; and three great-grandchildren, Chantal, Koryn and Luke. Anna was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. Rausch Funeral Home handled arrangements. Expressions of sympathy in Anna’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of the National Capital Area, 3701

Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030 or to Smithville UM Church, 3005 Ferry Landing Road, Dunkirk, MD 20754.

Franklin Thomas, 57 Fran k lin Bowen Thomas, age 57, of Owings and formerly a longtime resident of Silver Spring passed away unexpectedly August 1, 2011 at his residence. Fran k lin was born March 30, 1954 in Prince Frederick to Melvin Earle and Elizabeth Louise (Bowen) Thomas. He was raised in Owings, attended Fairview Elementary and Calvert Middle School, and graduated from the McDonogh School in Owings, Mills, MD in 1972. He attended Washington College in Chestertown, MD, graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics. He began a career in the banking industry working for Citizens Bank for many years, and for the past seven years was a Vice President, Security Officer and Property Manager with Old Line Bank. Franklin was a resident of Silver Spring for over twenty-five years, and had lived in Owings since 2003. He was a former member of the Kiwanis in Silver Spring and an active member of Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown. He was an avid photographer and Baltimore Orioles fan, and loved spending time with his family. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Betty Thomas. He is survived by his sister Wanda T. King and her husband Michael of Barstow; his step-mother Dona Rae Thomas of Prince Frederick; an aunt, Jennie Nash of Huntingtown; nieces Michelle Bandy of Chesapeake, VA, Christine Blocksidge of Huntingtown, and Kathleen Clancy of Durham, NC; nephews Thomas Clancy III of Chicago, IL and Edward King of Portland, OR; a great-niece Reagan and great-neph-

ews Christopher, Charlie, Mason, Henry Franklin and Tanner. Arrangements were handled by Rausch Funeral Home in Owings. Funeral services and a celebration of Franklin’s life were held at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown. Interment is in Huntingtown U.M. Church Cemetery and a reception followed at the Huntingtown U.M. Church Celebration Hall. Memorial contributions and expressions of sympathy in Franklin’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, 11240 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 402, Fairfax, VA 22030

Dottie Welch, 80 Dortha Mae “Dottie” Welch, age 80, of Upper Marlboro passed away July 23, 2011 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. Dottie was born April 18, 1931 in Toledo, OH to George H. and Dortha (Bailey) Rife. She was raised in Toledo where she attended public school, and after graduating high school moved to Wayson’s Corner. She worked at a family-owned general store in Upper Marlboro, and met William Sunderland Welch, Jr. They were married August 13, 1949 and lived in Upper Marlboro where they raised their family. Dottie began her career with the office

of the Prince George’s County Clerk of the Circuit Court on December 5, 1949. She rose to Chief Liaison to the Clerk of the Court, retiring March 1, 1993. Dottie was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Upper Marlboro. She was an avid football fan, especially of the Ohio State Buckeyes, but her greatest joy was being with her family. Dottie was preceded in death by her husband William S. Welch Jr., her parents, and siblings Naomi Moore, Vivian Davis, George H. Jr., Bobby and Gilbert Rife. She is survived by three children, William S. Welch III and wife April Lynn of Owings, Ginger L. Bigelow and husband Bill of Keedysville, MD, and Trudie E. Maringo and husband Jim of Chesapeake Beach; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, sisters Gloria Jennings of Tampa, FL, Bonnie Jennings and Opal Sasscer, and brothers Jack and Dick Rife, all of Toledo, OH. Friends and family were received at Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church Street, Upper Marlboro, A private interment for family was held at Mt. Zion UM Church Cemetery in Lothian. Rausch Funeral Home in Owings handled arrangements. Expressions of sympathy in Dottie’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 752, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

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The Ten-Day Trek By Jenny Kellner

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For five years, Boy Scout Troop 492 has put its name in the hat to attend Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The years of waiting have been frustrating. For the last several months, after being selected in this year’s lottery, the training has been intense. From late July to the middle of August, Troop 492 is sending eight of its 38 members on this expedition. These local young men and four of their fathers will challenge their endurance and outdoor knowledge on a journey to Philmont. This Boy Scout destination is world-renowned as a prestigious and high adventure experience. Scout Master Albert “Abby” Ybarra of Chesapeake Beach explains, “The real challenge is the elevation of the actual hiking area in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northeastern New Mexico. We start at 6,000 feet and during the ten days travel to 11,000 and back down. Some of us have had to take extra training for outdoor/back country first aid and other similar classes to be prepared for any emergencies during our ten-day trek.” The intensity of the preparation came from all directions. Not only did the participants travel around the area to find spots to challenge their bodies, the adults traveled to attend some of the necessary classes as well. The required wilderness first aid classes were held in Virginia. The cost of these trainings was one of many financial strains that accumulated. The troop had to purchase special gear as well as airline tickets and a rental van. They credit a lot of the success in fundraising and sponsorship to American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. The American Legion organization is traditionally and advocate of Scouting. For Troop 492, our local post has made monetary donations as well as assisted in fundraising. “Any summer camp experience is lifechanging for our youth,” remarked Ybarra. Philmont Ranch takes it to another level. In addition to the expected bonding and friendship strengthening of any “camp,” these boys will grow individually by leaps and bounds. Through the 51 miles of intense, backcountry hiking, they will undoubtedly find themselves reflecting on their own strength of character.

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Upon arrival at Philmont, the adults begin with physical examinations by the local medical staff. The pressure of possible disqualification at this first stop has ramped up the intensity for the adults as they prepare for the trip. “If you’re not physically capable to make the trek, they don’t let you go,” Ybarra explains. The next stop for the troop on day one is repacking. With backpacks weighing 3550 pounds each, careful packing is a priority. Philmont staff members assist with this daunting and crucial task. As the troop makes camp each day, they participate in various activities at each site. The boys, who range in age from 13 to 18, will find themselves learning many traditional outdoor skills such as shooting and horsemanship. Then, they will eat, sleep and return to the trail for more upward hiking to the next destination. These boys are used to moving onward and upward. Several of them are already Eagle Scouts, and many will achieve this honor during the coming year. “Scouting and adventures like this teach confidence and a love of the outdoors,” Ybarra said with a meaningful smile. As the habits and pursuits of our culture move toward a base in technology, physical stagnancy and days spent indoors are becoming the norm. It is crucial for the wellbeing of our children to keep them connected to our environment. Our local boys of Troop 492, who will soon call themselves veterans of Philmont, are most definitely among those with strong connections to the natural world. Watch for part two of this article in the Chesapeake Current as the boys share their reflections on the trip after they arrive home.

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.


Beach Hosts Locavore Event Rain or shine, savor pairings of the best of what Southern Maryland has to offer with an open air Farmers' Market feel in North Beach on Saturday, August 13 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Browse local produce from regional farmers and enjoy cooking demonstrations - all the while learning which local wines to pair with local fare. Entry into the “Eat~ Drink~ Go Local” event is free, and attendees can shop the market throughout the day. For $15, attendees can purchase a Tasting Pass and receive a stem-less sampling glass and samples of Maryland Wine. For $25, attendees can purchase a Food & Wine Pairing Pass and receive a stem-less sampling glass, samples of Maryland wine, a six bottle carrier (for wine and produce) and pairings of local ingredients and local wines. Passes are only available to those 21 and older. Parking will be available at Herrington on the Bay in Rose Haven and Beach Elementary in Chesapeake Beach. The Dunkirk Trolley will also provide transportation to those who prefer to park in Dunkirk and take the short Trolley ride to Chesapeake Beach where you can transfer to the Beach Trolley for your convenience. The Trolleys will provide free rides to those who have wristbands from the event. Fares are still only a quarter for other riders. Visit www.beachtrolleyassociation.org for schedules. “Eat~ Drink~ Go Local North Beach” is sponsored by the Maryland Wine Association with grant monies donated by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

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Calvert Marine Museum will hold a Fossil Field Experience on Saturday, August 13 for a great family day before school starts again. Would you like to find and identify your own fossils? Did you know that the largest exposed seam of Miocene fossils in North America is here in Calvert County at Calvert Cliffs? This explains why even the casual beachcomber finds fossilized sharks teeth millions of years old. Learn more about this remarkable natural resource and what it can teach you about our prehistoric past at the Calvert Marine Museum. Enroll in the experience to go to a local beach from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to find and identify fossils with experts. For ages 8 and up, accompanied by an adult. Fee is $20. Call (410) 326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

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Encouraging Young Talent By Sid Curl Congratulations to our six winners of the Twin Beach Players’ 6th Annual Kid’s Playwriting Festival. These young writers of prize-winning plays are what theatre exists on. Playwrights are the heart of theatre. Performance would not be possible unless a writer with imagination can put words to paper (or pc). We, who perform on stage and design sets, can only react when a writer takes to task an idea and allows it to go from twodimensional to four-dimensional. Much more than the traditional writer, a playwright has many stages (pardon the pun) to pass through to get his/her work to come alive. Will an audience understand the writing? Will a director be able to intrepid the plot properly? Will it make sense for the actor to speak the words to an audience? The Twin Beach Players have a group of professional theatre people who have performed a wide range of works by noted playwrights judge our plays. However, it does not stop there for our winners. The young playwrights become a part of the process of development for the stage, as their input is important for the final product that the audience will see. Now, you will have the chance to see these plays as performed by our Youth Troupe. A group of children in an artistic setting that will bring our plays alive and again show that artistic development is a high form of education for the viewing public.

Scene from “Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Mona Lisa.”

Brittney Collins of Chesapeake Beach, Matthew Konerth of Huntingtown, Anna Gorenflo of North Beach, Sam Handrick of Huntingtown, Jeffrey Thompson of Owings and Sussanah Burch of Clinton, deserve all the accolades they will receive for writing their incredible plays. They each receive $100.00, but most important of all, they get to see and hear their work come alive on stage. Matthew Konerth has been a winner three years in a row and Brittney Collins two consecutive years. This is the culmination of six months worth of work that brings a performance of children before the audience. I can only hope that the County Commissioners will realize that artistic children in our area also need support, and that a performance space is demanded by the public. New Scene from ball fields get built, swim“My Grandmother.” ming pools appear, but nothing for the kids who want to show their artistic talents. What does it take to change the perception in this county that not everything good takes place for children on a field? Good kids need to express themselves in an environment that encourages them to try artistic development, one

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Scene from “Adventures of Madeline Michelle Meyer.”

that respects them for what they bring to the stage and where only words of encouragement are given to allow their growth. There are no winners or losers in this arena. Please help us as we continue to search for a home where our Calvert residents can have what all other counties in this state have: a space where theatre can be presented proudly. About the Author: Sid Curl of North Beach is President of the Twin Beach Players theatre group.

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Performances of winning plays from the Twin Beach Players’ Sixth Annual Kids’ Play-Writing Festival will be Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Nicholas Lutheran Church Hall, 1450 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown (across the street from Plum Point Middle School on Rt. 261). Tickets are just $5 per person for two fun-filled hours of family entertainment: plays written and performed by area kids!

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Local Composer Wins International Honor Eric Scott now calls North Beach home, took me awhile to get there. I've arrived at a but his fame and success have mostly been place musically that feels like home to me." achieved far outside of this area. "When I started writing the songs for Most recently, he’s picked up an interna- RED, I kind of surprised myself after a while tional award for writing a movie theme. because of the subject matter I was writing Scott tells the Chesapeake Current, “I about," Scott adds. composed a song called ‘Runnin’ for an indeThe soul-influenced title track "RED" tells pendent film entitled ‘Tracks.’ The song just the autobiographical story of a bi-racial kid who won ‘Best Original Song in a Film’ at the Long is uncomfortable in his own skin. He continues Island International Film Expo in New York. I to observe that people are just people regardless was competing against 116 films from around of race or belief, and he remains hopeful that the world, and I'm proud to have won.” one day everyone else will agree with him. "Tracks" also won the Jury Award for Best Scott grew up in Prince George’s County Short Film at this prestigious film festival. listening to everything from Black Sabbath, Shot in NYC, Baltimore, and West Virgin- Rush, AC/DC, and Motorhead to Marvin Gaye, ia, ‘Tracks’ is a dark, gritty film with an intense Nat King Cole, The Temptations, ELO, Elton script. Written by actor/director Kevyn Settle, John, Hall and Oates, Joe Jackson, Les Mcthe film has also won several other film festival Cann, Wes Montgomery, and Dave Brubeck. awards, including Best Film at the 2011 Virginia He moved to North Beach seven years ago. Film Festival. "My mom's record collec“I met Kevyn through a mution was fierce. I consumed evtual friend, and about a year later, erything. But I've always been I was surprised when he asked fascinated by concise songs with me to write a song for his film. I depth that allow the listener to recorded a couple of versions of paint a very clear picture in their ‘Runnin’ and both are used in the mind," Scott adds. film. One is a piano/vocal and the Scott is well-known in the other is a full band version. It’s DC and Baltimore music scenes, also used in the movie trailer,” playing with a four to five piece Scott says. band and an acoustic duo. HowAs a touring bassist and ever, he rarely gets the opportuvocalist, Scott has performed nity to play close to home. throughout Europe, Canada, the Caribbeaneric scott “Everybody knows there aren’t very many Islands, and the entire United States. He has venues around here,” Scott says. shared the stage with artists as diverse as James He is a regular at many of the region’s Brown, B.B. King, and Ray Charles to Little larger performance spaces, including the Ram’s Feat, Kansas, The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Head in Annapolis and Baltimore, Ebenezer’s Buffett, and Keb' Mo'. His music has also been on Capitol Hill, and the Night Cat in Easton. featured on the ABC TV show, “Cougar Town.” However, Scott says you can catch him It’s not easy to describe his style. He’s been on stage this summer at two upcoming outdoor called a singer/songwriter with a range includ- events. “I’ll be playing Friday, August 26 at ing acoustic, soul, pop, funk, blues, gospel, and Lubber Run Amphitheatre in Arlington, VA groove music. It’s a style uniquely his own. He’s released three solo albums to date: and on Friday, September 9 at the LaPlata RED (2007), Let’s Hear It For the Fools (2002) Town Hall Series. Both shows are from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.” and Divine Static (1999). He tells us that he’s ready to release a new acoustic album this fall, which will be a first for Want to experience the music of Eric him. Scott? Scan the Current Codes with “I think the new ‘hit’ will be my song your smart phone: called ‘Where the Water Runs Deepest.’ I also plan to include ‘Runnin’ as a bonus track,” Scott explains. “I’ve also just released my first digital-only single called ‘Take My Love’ which is available only on i-Tunes. That’s the song that plays when you go to my web site,” Scott says. (Scan the Current Code to hear it). Of RED, his last album, Scott says, "This RED (song) Runnin’ (song) is the record I've always hoped to make. It just for booking call : (301) 385 0580 www.myspace.com/itzllgoode www.ericscottmusic.com

Thursday, August 11 Bay Breeze Concert at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, featuring “Two for You” at 7:30 p.m. Ralph and Janet are an energetic duo performing a wide variety of musical styles from the 40’s thru today. 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. Friday, August 12 US Navy Band: County Current: Plays at the North Beach bandstand, on the boardwalk between 3rd & 5th Streets at 6:00 p.m. The Not So Modern Jazz Quartet (www.nsmjq. org) will play favorites from the 20s, 30s, and 40s at 7:30 p.m. at the Westlawn Inn in North Beach. Sunday, August 14 Chesapeake Community Chorus rehearses at North Beach Union Church at 8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and invites anyone interested in getting involved to come by. This is a volunteer group of over thirty active singers starting its 9th season giving concerts for the benefit of charities in mostly Calvert County, raising more than $50,000 to date. They’re always interested in adding new singers to the chorus. There are no auditions required, just the love and enjoyment of singing four part (or more) music. The chorus meets about every two weeks in various locations around the county, holidays excluded, to learn the music for the concerts, and the concerts usually are scheduled to replace a practice time. Practice time is Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Members are from various church choirs but there’s a large number of singers from various communities, even a number from outside Calvert County. They do all types of music but since we are usually invited to churches to raise money for a charity of their choice, they do a lot of sacred music. If you are interested in joining the chorus or scheduling a concert, please contact Director Larry Brown of Owings at (301) 855-7477 or email: lbrown9601@verizon.net .

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Free Kayaking: Discovery Village in Shady Side hosts Community Kayaking through September 1 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. until a half hour before sunset. Kayaks, paddles, and life vests will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Both single and tandem kayaks are available. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of inclement weather or excessive heat, kayaking will be canceled and notification posted on their website at www.westrhoderiverkeeper.org. Contact amy@westrhoderiverkeeper.org for more info.

Thursday, August 11 Bay Breeze Concert: The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum presents “Two for You.” Ralph and Janet are an energetic duo performing a wide variety of musical styles from the 40’s thru today. 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) 257-3892 for more info.

Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14

Twin Beach Players’ Sixth Annual Kids’ Play-Writing Festival: show times are Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Nicholas Lutheran Church Hall, 1450 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown (across from Plum Point Middle School on Rt. 261). All plays are written and performed by area kids for two fun-filled hours of family-friendly entertainment! Tickets are just $5 per person. Call (410) 474-4214 for more information.

Saturday, August 13 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). Steak Dinner: The United Methodist Women of Mount Harmony-Lower Marlboro Church will host a steak dinner from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. The cost is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-11, and children under 5 are free. The church is located at 155 East Mt. Harmony Road in Owings. Call (410) 257-2761 to order your dinner. Crab and Shrimp Feast: A fundraiser for the

North Beach Volunteer Fire Department from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, with food served until 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and may be purchased at the firehouse on Bayside Road, Ron’s Bay Pro Shop in Dunkirk or Tyler’s Tackle in Chesapeake Beach. Only 300 tickets will be sold, so get yours now! Menu: steamed crabs and shrimp, pulled pork BBQ, hot dogs, cole slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob plus Miller Light and Yuengling on tap. For info, call (410) 257-6564. Eat, Drink, Go Local: 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. in North Beach.

Monday, August 15 Calvert Eats Local: From 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Encourage local agriculture, discover ways to eat locally, and share resources, energy, good ideas and great food. 1st Annual “Smokin’ on the Bay” BBQ Competition: August 15 is the deadline for vendors and competitors to turn in paperwork. The Deale Elks Lodge 2528 invites you to be a vendor at the 1st Annual BBQ Competition at Herrington Harbour North Marina on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4. For more information, visit: www.smokinonthebay.com.

Saturday, August 20 Movie on the Beach: Eclipse will be shown on the big screen at North Beach (5th and Bay Avenue). Bring your own chairs or blankets. Movie begins at dusk.

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The annual raffle conducted by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society is now underway. The prize is $5,000, and tickets are being sold at $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Society's West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival at the Capt. Salem Avery Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road, on Sunday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m. This is the 22nd year the Society has conducted the raffle. Proceeds from tickets sales are used to support Museum programs and activities, as well as to help with building and grounds maintenance and repairs. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets by mail may send a check payable to the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society at P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, Maryland 20764. Local merchants and Society members will also have tickets for sale. To order by phone, call (410) 867 4486. Tickets will also be for sale at the October 16 West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival.

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Jousting Tournament Set Christ Episcopal Church hosts the 145th Annual Calvert County Jousting Tournament in Port Republic on Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a colorful parade of riders from all levels at the oldest tournament of Maryland’s official state sport. Jousting is recognized as the oldest equestrian sport in the world and reminds enthusiasts of the Dark Ages when men waged war and battled to the death from atop their horses. Today’s jousters compete to demonstrate their keen horsemanship, skill and sportsmanship in "The Ring Tournaments." It is a unique and colorful sport filled with age-old customs and pageantry. Everyone is invited to experience this exciting piece of Maryland history. Jousting starts at noon and donations will be gratefully accepted for admission to the grounds for the tournament and bazaar; all proceeds benefit Christ Episcopal Church. Alternative family activities include a church bazaar from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. featuring books, baked goods, toys, plants, crafts and much more. Music will be performed in the Colonial church from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) featuring a variety of vocal and instrumental music. A country supper with fried chicken,

deviled crab or ham as entrées and various sides, beverages and desserts sure to please any palate will be available from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Boxed suppers will be available from noon until 6:00 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church has long been part of Calvert County’s history. The present church dates from 1772, although a log church was originally built on the grounds as early as 1672. The church is located at 3100 Broomes Island Rd. in Port Republic. For more information on the Jousting Tournament or Christ Episcopal Church, visit online at www.christchurchcalvert. org, email christchurch2@chesapeake.net or call (410) 586-0565.

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