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A Rec Center Grows in Southampton

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Young Pro’s Push For Affordable Housing Story Page 7

Pedestrian Killed on Three Notch Road Story Page 10

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What is your reaction to the disaster in the Gulf? Do you think that oil from the BP oil spill will reach the Chesapeake?

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Lanny Lancaster, Director of Three Oaks Shelter in Lexington Park, said he could see the spill affecting life in Southern Maryland regardless of whether any oil reached our shores. “Even if it doesn’t directly affect us with pollution, the effect it has on the region and the fishing industry will affect the whole country,” he said. “It may be better for the seafood industry in the Chesapeake Bay, until of course it starts floating up the bay.” “I think that eventually we’ll probably have residue from that oil spill,” said Rosemary Guertler, a homemaker from Tall Timbers, “so I think it will have some effect on the Potomac River.”

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“I don’t think it’s going to come this far north … but it’s definitely ridiculous that with as much technology we have nowadays, this could affect the water that badly. BP should be ashamed they let something like this happen,” said Russ Dean, a car salesman who works in Leonardtown.


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Recreation Center Grows to Support Southampton By Guy Leonard Staff Writer The Southampton community just south of Naval Air Station Patuxent River lost a part of its history several years ago when the county demolished an old, dilapidated USO building that had served for many years since the 1940s as a community center. Now in the past 18 months the residents and children there have seen a growth in a new community center concept that may not replace the history of the old USO building, but has given children and adults alike something that betters the neighborhood. The county’s parks and recreation department, partnering with the board of education and using Maryland State Department of Education grant money have been able to fund an after school program at the old George Washington Carver Elementary School that now serves as a nexus for sheriff’s deputies on patrol as well as recreation activities. The key to this, said Bruce Jackson, a Town Creek resident and member of the Save the Village Group that has advocated for Southampton, was to keep the community involved with government to improve the neighborhood. “We want that support, we’ve got to have it,” Jackson said, adding that the group is continuing to push for a monument for the old USO building to remind the adults and children there of what was once a center in the community. “We don’t want these kids not to know what was here,” Jackson said, as neighborhood children played on equipment at the Carver Heights Community Park, officially dedicated

on Tuesday. Jackson and other members of the community group want to raise funds to eventually get a basketball court and a pavilion to go along with the monument, he said, but the play ground and the after school center were a good start. “It’s a good thing and it’s just the first step,” Jackson said. B.J. Waldron, child care coordinator with parks and recreation who oversees the after school program, said that for a few hours after school the program brings in kids from three different county schools to get help with their studies. “They show up with their backpacks and their homework and they’re ready to go,” Waldron said. “They know there’s an expectation to get their work done.” Children can also engage in science and math games in a computer lab at the community center, Waldron said, which used to be an old closet. Once there, children have to complete at least 20 minutes of an activity before they Commissioner Kenneth R. Dement and Arthur Shepacan move on to another, rd, of the county parks and recreation department, at the Carver Heights after school program room. she said.

Children play on equipment at the newly dedicated Carver Heights Community Park

Parents in the neighborhood were happy children had a constructive activity. “They’re pleased

to see activity here when it had been dormant a long time,” Waldron said.


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ews Navy Plans For Selection Of Project Developer By This Fall By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Developers and county officials learned Wednesday that the U.S. Navy expects to have a developer on board by the fall to build office space and perhaps mixed used facilities on as many as seven separate sites within the confines of Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Also local developers learned that the Navy is currently not considering multiple contract awards for the project, which could exclude smaller builders from getting a piece of the project work. Local developers who attended an industry forum on the base still said that they wanted to try to make their way into the project. Michael Grigsby, Sr., owner of M&M Masonry, Inc. in Mechanicsville said that the Navy’s enhanced use lease project (EUL) could detract from commerce outside the gate in Lexington Park by drawing away contractors from office space, but it could still be good for the county in the long-term because it would help keep the Navy here. “It’s going to hurt businesses outside the gate,” Grigsby, Sr. said. “But we’re here looking for work.” Much of the office space on the base is aging or inadequate, said base commander Capt. Stephen Schmeiser, and the EUL represented a way for the Navy to get the office space it needed to attract personnel to keep the base running in a time when the military is low on construction cash itself. The office space would help ensure that the base, the lynchpin of the local economy, continued to be successful, he said.

“We expect growth here and we can’t wait until it gets here,” Schmeiser told conference attendees. “[Programs] will leave if we don’t have the facilities to handle it. “We can’t attract the workforce if you’re going to put them in a double wide.” The Navy’s current plan calls for one developer to take on the project and several large companies such as St. John’s Properties in Baltimore, Sauer, Inc. of Florida and Dewberry and Davis, LLC from Virginia were on hand to learn more about the project. St. John’s Properties is already engaged in a large EUL project for the U.S. Army in Aberdeen that is set to encompass 416 acres, slightly more than 10 times the acreage in the Pax River proposal. “It’ll be about two million square feet when it’s all said and done,” said Matt Holbrook, federal program manager for St. John’s Properties. “We have a huge investment in it, it’s a very expensive endeavor.” St. John’s has $40 million invested up front in the project, Holbrook said, with millions more needed to finish the build. “There’s a huge upfront investment you have to put up before you collect your first dollar in rent,” Holbrook said. Holbrook’s firm is currently developing a project on Route 235 across from the Wildewood community and they believe they can take on the Pax River job as well. “We think we can do both,” Holbrook said. John Norris, president of locally based NG&O Engineering, Inc., said that the financial requirements of a project of this size was the biggest consideration for any developer.

Senior Housing to Move Ahead, But Workforce Housing to Wait By Guy Leonard Staff Writer The Board of County Commissioners signed documents Tuesday that allow the development of 75 units of affordable rental housing for seniors in St. Mary’s County but the project’s initial intention of building homes affordable enough for the workforce has been set back. The Victory Woods Senior Housing Project will be built out in several phases, with phase one to be the senior homes, but project developer representatives told commissioners that market conditions were bad in the poor economy to build workforce housing right now. The workforce housing would have to wait until one or perhaps two of the phases of the project were built. The commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of the project but one of them gave a grudging nod to the project because of the recent change in plans. “We went down this road to build affordable workforce housing,” said Commissioner Daniel H. Raley (D-Great Mills). “That’s not what we’re doing now and it’s apparently not what we’re going to be doing in the next phase.” Commissioner Kenneth R. Dement (RTall Timbers) was slow to second the motion by Commissioner Thomas A. Mattinlgy (DLeonardtown) to authorize the signature of the documents that would seal the project’s

approval and it appeared that the motion might even fail. Raley said after the seconding of the motion that he was “reluctantly” voting for the project to move ahead. While the project would eventually spawn workforce housing according to the developer, Raley said, the county had little control over that. “I have questions in my mind whether we will have [extra] workforce housing,” Raley said. “This [project now] doesn’t address that.” The land for the project is set behind the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park with the land being donated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. The county is sharing the cost of the extension of FDR Boulevard in a 60/40 split with the developer paying about $616,000 while the county pays out $435,000 for the road that will accommodate the apartments. The entire $14 million cost of the project’s first phase is funded through the county, developer, private financiers and tax credits, according to Bob Schaller director of the county’s Department of Economic and Community Development. Schaller said that workforce housing continued to be the eventual goal of the project. “That’s why we started this,” Schaller said. “And we’re not done.”

“The question is how do you ensure that you are going to be compensated so you’ll be able to repay your debt continually,” Norris said. “The technical considerations are the easy part, the financial considerations are the hard part.” Grigsby, said that the possibility of local developers partnering to be able to bid competitively for such a large project, just over 45 acres,

could be a tough sell. “The opportunity is there but people have to get past their prejudices,” Grigsby said. “Contracting is a cut throat business and getting them to work together is a sticky road”

This image from the U.S. Geological Survey via Google Earth shows the locations of the seven proposed EUL sites within Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

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Sparling Appointed Interim County Attorney The Board of St. Mary’s County Commissioners on Tuesday appointed George Sparling as Interim County Attorney effective June 14. “I am pleased that Mr. Sparling has agreed to assist St. Mary’s County Government with its legal services,” said Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell. “Christy Chesser, County Attorney for St. Mary’s County Government, has been appointed by Maryland’s Governor, Martin O’Malley, as the county’s new district court judge. She’ll do a great job for the citizens of our county.” Sparling brings a deep breadth of knowledge to his assignment, the county said in a press release. He currently provides legal counsel to the County’s Board of Appeals, so he brings an understanding of land issues. He has also served as Counsel to the St. Mary’s County Ethics Commission and has served as Chairman of the Board of Property Review for St. Mary’s County. Sparling has 34 years of legal experience both as a Maryland trial lawyer and in George Sparling was appointed as Inbusiness and real estate transactions and is a terim County Attorney starting June 14 former State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County (1974-1978).

Sister Alice Teresa Wood Celebrates 75th Jubilee Alice Teresa Wood, SCN, of Hollywood, recently celebrated 75 years as a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, as dozens of people around the world came together to honor the 91-year-old Sister and to recall the many home cooked meals she prepared and the lives she has touched. At Nazareth, Sister Alice Teresa was honored during a celebratory Mass. Earlier in the morning friends and family surrounded her as she used Skype to connect with Leadership gathered in India. From Ranchi, India, members of Leadership, Candidates, Pre-Novices and Sisters sang to her and reflected upon her more than seven decades of service. Sister Alice Teresa is a gifted cook and has carried out this ministry in Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. She happily recalls life at St. Helena’s convent in Louisville where many Sisters would just drop by to enjoy her mouthwatering meals. Guests often included Sisters from the Motherhouse in Nazareth who at that time were driven to Louisville by a gentleman named Bernard. One day Alice Teresa heard a knock at the door. When she opened it she found Bernard. “I didn’t bring the Sisters today,” said Bernard, “but knew I’d be welcome here for one of your home cooked meals!” Sister Alice Teresa is the youngest of nine children. She has fond memories of helping her father, a farmer, plant tobacco and corn in St. Mary’s County. She first began thinking about religious life when she was in seventh grade as she observed the dedication and kindness of an SCN, Sister Cyrilla. Sister Alice Teresa, who joined the Congregation when she was 16, says she is grateful for having lived such a rich life. She now lives at the Motherhouse. Friends say she is anything but retired. She loves to crochet and makes baby afghans,

kitchen towels, and tiny angels, and is famous for her raffles of “Sister of Charity” dolls. She recalls that learning to crochet was challenging as someone who is left-handed. Sister Alice Teresa says she was able to accomplish this feat by standing behind her sister and carefully watching the way she held the needle and formed the stitches. Dozens of people lined up to give Sister

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Alice Teresa hugs and to thank her for being an inspiration. Sister says she greatly appreciates this season of her life. “I have more time now to pray, reflect, and internalize what is going on in my life,” she said.


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Young Professionals Look to Raise Profile on Issues

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By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Members of the Young Professionals Initiative, a group that wants to find ways to make St. Mary’s County more attractive to a younger, highly educated work force, say that despite some progress there are still obstacles to that ultimate goal. Members of the group talked with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer last week about what they could do to raise their profile so they could make changes. Many of their problems centered around the struggle to cope with the cost of living in St. Mary’s, they told Hoyer. “I can’t afford to buy a house here and if I could I couldn’t afford to live in it because I couldn’t afford to pay the electric bill,” said Amanda Ellington, a library system employee with a master’s degree. Another member said that rents locally are not much better on the affordability scale. “I’ve noticed the rental market brings you in with a nice low rate and then the next year they raise the rent,” said Andrea Somers. And overall, some of the young professionals did not feel confident that the county realized how important they were to economic growth in the county. “Young people will start families here and make investments here,” said Michael Guzman. “I don’t know if they’re recognizing the benefit of that investment.” Hoyer told them that the way to make change was to get involved more in the process, even if that meant running for office. “ N o w ’s the time to speak up,” Hoyer said, though he added there was little the government could do to get the changes the young profesHouse Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sionals wanted, that was based on the market. That included not pursuing controls on rent, Hoyer said, which could be counterproductive by actually reducing rental stock and driving up the prices. Bob Schaller, director of the county’s Department of Economic and Community said that the young professionals had to make their needs known to the market strongly. “The market won’t move until it’s incentivized by young people,” Schaller said. Commissioner Daniel H. Raley said that young professionals were important to the county, but things are much better for their age group than they were 10 to 15 years ago. “They’re the type we want to come to the county,” Raley said, adding that the county had been responsive to other concerns over getting more amenities. “I think we’re doing it.” Raley agreed however, that the market would have to work itself out to lower prices for the cost of living for young professionals without rent controls. “I’m not going down that road,” Raley said.

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In an article published last week entitled “Association Shines Light on Small Business,” SMIBA was incorrectly labeled as the Southern Maryland Independent Business Association, but the acronym stands for the St. Mary’s Independent Business Association. The “Spotlight on Small Business” event, at which Smartronix CEO John Parris gave the keynote address, was sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Department of Economic & Community Development.


County,” Beck said. Prices on the menu range from roughly $8 to $20, Beck said, with emphasis placed on taste and freshness. Her favorites are the Rockfish dishes. “They make awesome ribs, they are spoton,” she said. “And the prime rib is picture perfect, they nailed that one … we’re pretty proud of our menu.” The interior of the restaurant has been redecorated, and it features locally-themed art in each room as well as “shadow boxes” filled with artifacts collected from inside the house. “Everything in the shadow boxes are things we found in the walls and crawlspaces, behind the mantels when we peeled the mantels off … it’s very fascinating,” Beck said.

The historic Sterling House at the top of the Square in Leonardtown is open for business as The Front Porch at the Sterling House with a menu that promises to be approachable and affordable for a wide segment of the public. Formerly ran by tenants as Corbels restaurant, which closed in January, the business was reopened and rebranded by Jo Ann Beck and her brother Dean Beck, who have owned the historic house since 2005. “With the menu that we put together and with our beer and wine collection, I think we can appeal to the families, to the singles, and the upper end. There’s something here for everybody to enjoy,” said Jo Ann Beck on the restaurant’s opening day, June 1. The new menu was created by Brad Brown, a managing partner at the restaurant who oversees the cooking and day-to-day operations. Brown has been in Southern Maryland for seven years and has 32 years experience in the restaurant business, Beck said. “We’re pretty excited to have him,” she said of Brown, adding that he is very involved with buying local, and seeks out locally produced food as much as possible. “That’s one thing we love about Brad is he is personally inchef and managing partner Brad Brown, standing on the front vested in people’s food, and we find Head porch of The Front Porch at the Sterling House, shows off one of the that refreshing to see in St. Mary’s restaurant’s signature dishes.

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As the school year hastens to an end cries of joy can be heard from the children with visions of all the fun they will have over this long summer break! While stress and fear come to the minds of moms and dads who have to fill those long summer days with activities! In today’s fast paced environment where children are constantly entertained by one electronic device or another, finding good wholesome family activities can seem overwhelming. Fortunately for St. Mary’s County residents and visitor’s summer days offer endless possibilities to be filled with enjoyable, inexpensive and convenient options for great family fun. There is a different park to visit every week all summer long. Pack a picnic and explore one of our many public parks scattered from one end of the county to the other. Several of the parks offer canoe/kayak activities. Watch for St. Mary’s new water trail guide which will be available soon. Hiking and walking trails in a variety of difficulty levels can be enjoyed in many of the parks. Nicolet Park in Lexington Park offers a spray park and skate park. St. Mary’s County is blessed with miles of beautiful waterfront areas which can be enjoyed by its residents; Greenwell State Park, Sotterley, St. Mary’s City, Point Lookout State Park and Leonardtown Wharf Public Park to name a few. When the heat is on spend an afternoon discovering history in one of our wonderful museums such as Piney Point Lighthouse, Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and St. Clement’s Island Museum, which hosts a special Children’s Day on August 7th. If theatre is your passion, The Newtowne Players will present a number of entertaining performances all summer long in Three Notch Theatre on Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. Recreation and Parks will present Cinderella as this year’s Summerstock musical production. The show will be held at Great Mills High School July 23rd-25th and July 29th – August 1st. Outdoor musical performances have become quite the craze. They offer music of all genres accompanied with outdoor enjoyment. St. Mary’s River Concert Series kicks off June 18th with performances continuing on June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd and the grand finale on July 30th. As a special treat the River Concert Series Brass Ensemble will perform on Saturday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. on the square in Leonardtown. Downtown Tunes, featuring local artists, comes to Leonardtown Square June 26th, July 24th and August 28th. The Twilight Concert Series sponsored by The College of Southern Maryland, returns this year to the Leonardtown Campus on July 6th, July 13th, July 20th and July 27th. Performances start at 6:45 p.m. St. Mary’s County is also host to a number of festivals and special activities. St. Mary’s Crab Festival returns Sunday, June 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. July 10th enjoy the very popular Jazz and Seafood Festival at St. Clements Island Museum from 3-9 p.m. And kids of all ages revel in the fun of Beach Party on the Square. This year’s festivities will be held on August 7th from 4-9 p.m. For a weekend of Bluegrass check out Lil Margaret’s Bluegrass Festival at Goddard Farm, Fairgrounds Road, on August 12th – 14th. Finally, enjoy a different restaurant every night of the week with Savor St. Mary’s Restaurant Week, July 25th- August 8th. “Buy local, Eat local, Support the Community.” This summer discover what today’s St. Mary’s County has to offer.

We Must Get Rid of Career Politicians What has become of our beloved country? Where have all our freedoms gone? Noting is free anymore. What has happened to neighbor helping neighbor? Politicians take our freedoms and rights from us. All laws are passed for the good of the taxpayers. Why aren’t politicians subject to the laws they make? Something doesn’t ring true. We lose our rights and privileges? They exempt themselves. They lose nothing. They must be a higher rank than the common people. Every time they think up a new law, they pass it, exempt themselves and set up a new bureaucracy to oversee the new law. To fund the law there are new taxes, fees, fines imposed on their constituents. The longer politicians are in office the more

self-serving they become. They become invincible and ignore the people who put them in office. We must get rid of career politicians. It is difficult because Americans cannot or will not unite. Americans should look at how long has the incumbent been in office. If longer than 2-3 terms, vote them out. This is the only way to rid ourselves of career politicians. Congress will not pass a law limiting their terms in Congress. They won’t kill the golden goose, this is their livelihood. Americans unite and vote the incumbents out. Let’s see some action in November! Daniel Wilson Leonardtown, MD

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Commissioners Are Morally Wrong At their last meeting in May, with few surprises, the Commissioners passed their recommended budget for 2011. The budget presentation held earlier in the month was their opportunity to explain why falling state revenues associated with lower local tax collections required county residents to pay more property taxes than last year. They told us our costs of government per resident is third lowest in the state and how they could not afford to give taxpayers a break in these tough economic times. They plan to collect close to $6 million dollars from increases in property tax assessments even though current market conditions don’t support these assessments. It’s reasonable to think that property values will rise and fall over the course of a 15 or 30 year mortgage but given the steep decline over the past couple of years maintaining the constant yield tax rate would be the right thing to do. It’s morally wrong to collect money from taxpayers when they know assessments are inflated. They should have told us which services would have been impacted by maintaining constant yield and how these impacts would affect the average citizen. It’s hard to understand why we should give them more when they currently have large fund balances both at the County and the Board of Education. The county fund balance is just over $28.7 million dollars and the BOE somewhere between $5 and $12 million. The commissioners don’t really know how much the BOE has in reserves. They classify these funds as designated and undesignated which makes it confusing to average citizens but the fact remains it’s all taxpayer money. They keep the bond reserve at 6% even though they were denied an increase in bonding authority. Decreasing the reserve to 5% would free up just under $2.4 million which could be used for tax relief. Cutting the undesignated re-

serve funds from $5.49 million to $3.5 million would allow them to make up the additional funds needed to move to constant yield and not impact county services. At the public hearing there were not any new ideas presented on ways to contain future funding increases. The concepts of a regional jail, landfill or both were not mentioned. We have regional libraries and colleges so it makes sense to study additional areas where savings could be realized. By telling us about the low the cost of government per resident they appear to be justifying future tax increases. It’s the same old story of “give us more” while county residents have to do more with less. It’s interesting that they ask county departments to make cuts but do not cut grants to non-public agencies. What’s of particular concern is the funding to specific non profit groups. Kathleen O’Brien, the director of Sierra House, a local non profit, is also the President of Commissioner Russell’s Chesapeake Field Lab Inc and Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee. While the state and county funding to numerous health service groups has been cut, county funding to Ms. O’Brien group has remained unchanged. It stinks of favoritism and cronyism when senior employees of non profits receiving such funding are also involved in the success of individual politicians. She should consider stepping down from one or both positions to remove the appearance of impropriety. The fact remains that this budget will lighten our pocketbooks, cause us to tighten our belts and wonder why we continue to put up with tax and spend commissioners. It’s time for change, we can only hope its change in the right direction. Michael Hewitt Hollywood, MD

Thanks For Helping the Peace Peeps I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf Leonardtown Elementary School, to thank our community for the tremendous support and contributions received in order for our Destination Imagination team, LES Peace Peeps to the attend the Global tournament in Tennessee last week. The team did an outstanding job and placed 13th out of 78 teams in their challenge. We could not have done it without the many people who assisted us in reaching our goal of sending a team member and chaperone to the tournament. We would like to thank everyone, especially the Leonardtown Elementary staff, parents and students who donated their time, facilities, food and money to make this dream event possible. Below is a list of some of our key supporters: Arlene Sachs, Doreen Gantz, Joyce Heinonen, Cara & Larry Smith, Dr. Tony Doumit, Dr. Frank Long, Dr. Mike Kuhn, Daphne Suchanec, Janet Kelly, Charlene Cummings, Anne

Heverly, Elizabeth Bolton, The Holland Family, The Fitzgerald Family, The Cullison Family, Robert Youngman, Rene Davey, Charles & Allyn Jarrett, Caroline Cerfoy, The Schaffers, Marie Qualo, The Fisher Family, The Truitt Family , Rosemarie Schwartz, Mark & Amy Henderson, The Singh Family, Aimee Devine, The Steffe Family, Lawrence Langfelt Businesses: The Blackbelt Academy,Auto Zone (Matthew McCloskey), Cheeseburger in Paradise (Gregory Vannatta), Custom Promotions and Embroidery, Tap’s Community Brotherhood, Wyle Aerospace Group, BAE Systems, First Command Financial Planners (Warren Brooks), Saint Mary’s County Public Schools STEM FOR ALL (Linda Musial, Laura Carpenter) Marla Pyles, Instructional Resource Teacher Leonardtown Elementary School

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Briefs Vehicle Search Leads To Drug Charges On June 4, 2010 Deputy Ellis responded to Damon’s Bar and Grill in Lexington Park, for a report of threats. Upon arrival Ellis made contact with Chelsea Leigh Garrison, 19, of Lexington Park who was operating a 1997 Nissan. Investigation revealed Garrison allegedly did not possess a driver’s license and was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license. Ellis interviewed Garrison and based on the interview a probable cause search of Garrison’s vehicle was conducted. The search revealed a small clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and two small pills, suspected ecstasy and acetaminophen codeine phosphate. Also located in the vehicle was a smoking device containing suspected marijuana. Garrison was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance – marijuana, ecstasy and acetaminophen codeine phosphate, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and driving without a license.

Troopers Investigating Multiple Car Thefts On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 6:46pm, TFC M. A. Moore responded to a private lot on Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park for a report of a motor vehicle theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with the 65 year old, female complainant of Lexington Park who advised four vehicles had been stolen by unknown persons from the lot. The vehicles have been entered into METERS/NCIC; and the investigation is ongoing. Maryland State Police are asking the public’s help in getting more information on the case. Anyone with information can call 301-475-8955.

Deputies: Man Threw Cooler At Woman’s Back On June 5, 2010 Deputy First Class Shawn Cathcart responded to a residence on Colton Point Road in Bushwood for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed the victim had been in a verbal dispute with Michael Troy Langley, Jr., 24, of Leonardtown which escalated into a physical assault when Langley allegedly pushed her several times and threw a cooler at her, striking her in the back. Langley walked out of the residence but then returned and allegedly kicked the front door causing the frame of the door to break. Langley left the residence prior to the arrival of deputies but was located a short time later, arrested and charged with seconddegree assault and destruction of property.

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Pedestrian Killed On Route 5

At 10:47 p.m. Tuesday, police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a single vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred on Three Notch Road south of Golden Beach Road in Charlotte Hall. Trooper Casarella of the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack was the first police officer on the scene and he conducted the preliminary investigation. Investigators determined that a vehicle was traveling southbound on Route 5 in lane one. A female pedestrian, identified as Doria Maria Bethea, 42, of Washington D.C., walked from the median strip and into the path of the vehicle. The vehicle struck the pedestrian. Bethea was transported to Civista Hospital in La Plata via ambulance where she later succumbed to her injuries. The operator of the vehicle, William Richard Borza of Mechanicsville, was uninjured. Bethea’s family was located in Washington, D.C. and notified of the accident in the early afternoon hours Wednesday.

Prostitution Sting Nets No Arrests, But Raid Turns Up Marijuana Plants By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

An operation by the county sheriff’s office vice/narcotics unit at Myrtle Point Park in California to break up suspected prostitution activity turned up no arrests, police say, but patrols of similar parks around the county will continue to prevent “illicit activities.” Detectives received complaints about alleged prostitution at the park, according to police reports, but found that the park was the site of same sex encounters that did not constitute a crime. An undercover detective was propositioned for a sex act, police reports stated, but the incident did not reach the level of prostitution. The person who offered to perform the act with the undercover detective was taken from the park afterwards and warned not to trespass. Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron told The County Times that the sex acts in public parks could be illegal if witnessed by other unwilling persons, making the act indecent exposure. Cameron said one complaint involved a subject making a sexual offer to a parent who

had a child with them. “What would be illegal would be a lewd or lascivious act,” Cameron said, adding that complaints of prostitution had come in prior years. Vice/narcotics detectives also conducted two raids that netted multiple marijuana plants, they say, and other affects. Detectives were able to gather enough evidence to conduct a search and seizure operation at the home of Jerry Jerome Estep, 41, of Lexington Park who was later charged with manufacturing marijuana. In the second raid, that led to the arrest of Todd Antonio Foster, 20, also of Lexington Park, detectives along with the members of the sheriff’s tactical team recovered marijuana plants as well as in bagged form along with about $1,700 in cash, packaging material and several firearms, police reports stated. Foster was arrested in the raid, police said, and charges are pending.

Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Drug Distribution

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A county Circuit Court judge sentenced Joseph Earl Bush, 36, of Great Mills to 14 years in state prison last week after pleading guilty to charges of distributing narcotics about than a year ago on a case from 2008 Bush had failed to show up at a scheduled sentencing hearing last year and had been on the street since then, attorneys said. Bush had also been indicted by vice/ narcotics detectives on more drug distribution charges from 2009, court records show, but those charges were dropped after his sentencing June 4. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz said last Friday that Bush, though he had just one prior drug conviction, had a history of breaking the law. “If we look at Mr. Bush we see he’s had at least one bite at the apple,” Fritz said of a prior drug conviction in 1996. “What is the most telling… is that we see one violation of probation after another. “It’s clear that the courts have given him numerous opportunities to straighten out his life. The carrot and stick approach doesn’t work on Mr. Bush.” Bush’s attorney, Public Defender John Getz, said that Bush admitted to sell-

ing crack cocaine because he had fallen on hard times financially. “I think it hurts him to admit he did it for profit,” Getz said. “It shows he was honest with the court. Joseph Bush “He was desperate but that’s not an excuse.” Bush said he wanted to find some way to pay for his crime but still wanted to be able to take care of his family. “I’m not a bad person,” Bush told Judge Michael J. Stamm. “I have five kids… I’m sorry.” Stamm’s verdict came quickly after Bush’s statement and did not allow Bush any suspended sentence with the prison term to begin immediately. “You have an atrocious history,” Stamm told Bush. “Your history doesn’t disappear.”


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First of Its Kind Prototype Facility Opens New Chapter for NAWCAD

The official opening of the new Aircraft Prototype Facility (APF) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) last week marked a milestone for increased capabilities for Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDT) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The only facility of its kind in the U.S., the APF provides the total research, development, test and evaluation package for aircraft modification in the areas of survivability, sensors, electronic warfare, weapons and low observable systems and subsystems. Matt Protzman, the deputy division head and director for the APF said the objective is to reduce mission critical gaps in these areas on current weapons platforms. Now, projects can be executed from concept design through testing at a single site. “Opening the APF meets some of the principal goals of Secretary Gates and this administration: to maximize value for the taxpayer and – most importantly – to get needed technology to those who are in harm’s way, faster,” said guest speaker, Congressman Steny Hoyer. “Today’s opening marks another major milestone for Pax River’s capability – one that will play a pivotal and transformational role for PAX River’s mission,” Hoyer added. According to Vice Admiral David Architzel, commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, “The name is a bit misleading because this facility will be home to far more

than just aircraft — it represents the future of rapid design and prototyping for many different systems. Our challenge is how to optimize the potential resident within this facility to reduce cycle time, cost, and schedule across myriad programs.” The facility complements an array of existing, co-located laboratory and test facilities

tions, weekly progress meetings and positive communication.” During his remarks at the ribbon cutting, Architzel commended those involved in making the APF a reality. “It took a team effort from many dedicated people to get us where we are today, and consistent support throughout the years from

U.S. Navy Photo by Curtis Cook A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on June 4 to commemorate the official opening of the new Aircraft Prototype Facility (APF). Cutting the ribbon are, from left, John Tressler, executive vice president of the John C. Grimberg Company, Inc.; Cdr. Mike Lewis, Naval Facilities Command Patuxent River public works officer; Vice Adm. David Architzel, commander, Naval Air Systems Command; Joe Hoeg, Ph.D., NAWCAD senior science advisor; Rep. Steny Hoyer; Chad Miller, division head, Aircraft Prototype Systems Division; Maryland Delegate John Bohannon; Maryland Sen. Roy Dyson; and Capt. Steve Schmeiser, commanding officer, NAS Patuxent River.

at the NAWCAD, a press release states. Hoyer emphasized that the APF enables NAVAIR to shorten the overall timeline. “The APF ensures that whether the platform is manned or unmanned, ground, air, or sea based, a one of a kind modification for a specific mission, or the prototype for thousands to follow, we are quickly producing what is needed and adding great value to the acquisition process,’ he said. The two-story facility provides a secure environment in which combat vehicles, mainly aircraft, are modified with prototype equipment and systems and tested for the fleet. The $15 million project was awarded by NAVFAC Washington to J. C. Grimberg Co., Inc. on April 30, 2008 and construction began Jan. 7, 2009. “One of our goals was to construct a quality facility meeting customer requirements,” said Cmdr. Mike Lewis, Patuxent River public works officer at NAVFAC Washington. “This goal was reached through daily inspec-

NAVAIR and Naval Air Warfare Center leaders,” he said. Additionally, he pointed out that the original concept dated back to 1996, but was not realized due to budget constraints. However, through the consistent efforts of key individuals at NAVAIR and with what he termed valuable endorsements from the Commander, Naval Air Forces and Commander, Fleet Forces Command, the initiative took wings in 2007 when it became a formal venture what the Fleet Readiness Enterprise ratified the critical need for a secure environment for special programs in close proximity to other RDT resources. In closing, Architzel reminded those who will work at the APF to “pause and remember – on this day, and every day going forward -- those who put themselves in harm’s way in the name of freedom. It is for them that we research, test, and fly new systems and hardware in the interest of accelerating the transition of critical technologies and delivering unique capabilities.”

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The first mission systems-equipped Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35 Lightning II test jet joined the fleet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Monday. Piloted by F-35 Test Pilot Dave “Doc” Nelson, the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B known as BF-4 became the fourth F-35 to arrive and begin testing at the Naval Air Systems Command site. The STOVL variant will be employed by the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.K. Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, and the Italian Air Force and Navy. “This mission systems aircraft adds a new dimension to the F-35 flight testing under way at PAX River,” Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and general manager of F-35 Program Integration said in a press release. “Now, in addition to validating the aerodynamic capabilities and flying quali-

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Mary Breaux, 85

Mary Rose Breaux 85 of Leonardtown, MD died on June 3, 2010 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center, Leonardtown, MD. Born November 5, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland, she the daughter of the late Salvatore Glorioso and Rose (Coniglio) Glorioso. She was the loving wife of Oliver Pierre Breaux “Oscar”, to whom she was married to for 29 years. Mary is survived by her children Robert P. Breaux of Baltimore, MD and Gloria F. Breaux of Hollywood, MD as well as two grandchildren. She was a business owner of thirty years before retiring in 1975. Mary was a resident of St. Mary’s since 1983. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 with Fr. Jonathan Sawicki officiating. Interment followed in the Gettysburg National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa. To send condolence to the family please visit our website at Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

She is also survived by her son Malcolm E. Goode, Jr. of Maddox, MD and her siblings Gregory Adams of Valley Lee, MD and Joan Marie McCracken of Lincoln, California, as well as four Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Allen L. Goode and her siblings Jenny Cecelia Balta, Ernest T. Adams, Jr., Franklin O’Neal Adams and Francis J. Adams. Anne was a lifelong county resident and attended St. Michaels Catholic School, graduating in 1945. Anne was a substitute teacher and media aid for Chopticon, Dynard and Bethane Schools. She was an Alter Guild for 50 years at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, gardening, and being with her family and friends. The family received friends on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where prayers were said. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Thursday, June 3, 2010, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bushwood, MD with Fr. Francis Early officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Patrick Goode, Matthew Goode, David Adams, Bobby Balta, Johnny Balta and Francis Balta. Contributions in memory of Anne A. Goode may be sent to the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 206, Avenue, MD 20609. To send a condolence to the family please visit our website at www. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

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years ago, she became a member of Leonardtown Baptist Church, Leonardtown, MD. Nellie was the wife of John Arthur Newman, whom she married on July 9th, 1941. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2010. She is survived by her son Jerry (Faye) Newman of Chesapeake, VA, daughter Jennie (Jay) Page of Hollywood, MD, grandchildren Kimberly (Christopher) Mann, John (Tracey) Page, Kristopher (Alicia) Newman, and Jennifer (Joey) Kreller and 7 great grandchildren, Christoper and Amanda Plummer, Michael Page, Nicolas and Nathan Mann and Emily Sarah Newman, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, John, of almost 69 years, Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Jennie Johnson, her siblings, Wade Johnson, Eva DeArmond and Lucille Newman, and grandson, Jason Newman Page. The Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 11a.m. – 12 p.m. in Leonardtown, Baptist Church, Leonardtown, MD, where a funeral Service will follow at 12 noon with Pastor Mark Dooley officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be John Page, Kristopher Newman, Christopher Mann, Joey Kreller, Christopher Plummer, and Michael Page. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences may be left to the family at Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

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Anne Adams Goode, 83, of Maddox, MD and formerly from Drayden, MD died May 31, 2010 in St. Mary’s Nursing Center, Leonardtown, MD. Born May 10, 1927 in Valley Lee, MD she was the daughter of the late Ernest T. Adams, Sr. and Mary Henrietta (Boothe) Adams. Mary was the loving wife of Malcolm E. Goode, Sr. whom she married on July 30, 1949 in Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, MD.

Nellie Caroline Johnson Newman, 90 of Hollywood, MD died on June 6, 2010 at her home. She was born November 24, 1919 in Anderson County, Tennessee and lived in Maryville, TN before moving to Maryland six years ago. Nellie was a housewife, a bookkeeper for Knoxville Truck Sales, a financial secretary for First Baptist Church of Maryville as well as a talented pianist for many years at Wildwood Baptist Church. She became a Christian at an early age and served in many areas of church ministry. Nellie was a former member of First Baptist of Maryville and Wildwood Baptist Churches in TN. Having moved to Maryland six

James Morris Raley, 88, of Leonardtown, MD Decorated World War II veteran, local businessman, educator and county school official James Morris Raley, 88, of Leonardtown, died May 31, 2010 at St. Mary’s Hospital following an extended illness. Born Jan. 6, 1922 in Morganza, MD. he was the youngest son of the late George L. and Martha Raley of Leonardtown. A life-long resident of St. Mary’s County, he graduated from Margaret Brent High School in Morganza, MD and later attended St. Johns College in Annapolis MD, before being drafted into the U.S. Army in November,

1942. His military service as a Commanding Officer of Company C 250th Engineer Combat Battalion during World War II took him to Western Europe where he helped open road connections and guided the construction of floating and later fixed bridges across rivers in Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, and Holland in support of U.S. and Allied troop movements. He received numerous awards and accommodations for his military service including the Bronze Star and completed his service as a Captain. After the war, he returned to St. Mary’s County and established the first National Guard in Leonardtown, where he served as the Commanding Officer from 1947 to 1949. He was extremely proud of his military service and enjoyed reminiscing at length with family and friends about his Army experiences. During the war, he had maintained a daily diary of his activities and had the uncanny ability to recall the most minute details associated with his myriad military achievements. Until recent years, he could be seen marching proudly in his original World War II uniform in the annual St. Mary’s County Veteran’s Day parade through Leonardtown. With his brother, Jackson, he later established Raley Construction and over the ensuing years built numerous commercial buildings and private homes throughout Leonardtown and St. Mary’s County. After his construction business, he taught skilled trades classes at what is now the James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown. He later became director of school construction for St. Mary’s County Public Schools overseeing the design and construction of the Leonardtown Middle School, Margaret Brent Middle School, and Leonardtown High School, among others. After retiring, he worked for several years as a consultant to several construction firms, helping oversee the construction of new men’s dormitory facilities at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the expansion of the St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown among various other projects. In his spare time, he also enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Lou (Johnson) Raley of Leonardtown; three daughters, Sandra Lou Martin and her husband, Jack, of Severna Park, MD; Linda Anne Pigman and her husband, Colin, of Green Valley, AZ.; and Mary Elaine Sincavage and her husband, Ed, of Pasadena, MD; and son, James M. Raley, Jr. and his wife, Joanne, of Naples, Fl; plus eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Brother Paschal (Thomas Stanley) Raley, CFX. He is survived by two sisters, Agnes Cline of Leonardtown, MD, and Doris Downs of Scottsdale, AZ. He was preceded in death by his remaining siblings, Joseph L. Raley, Martha Lucretia Shugars, Etoyle Sizemore, George E. Raley, Jackson Raley, and Claude Raley. The family received friends on

Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown, MD where prayers were recited. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, June 7, 2010 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown with the Rev. John Dakes officiating. Interment followed at St. Aloysius Cemetery on Fenwick St. in Leonardtown. Pallbearers were John Martin, III, Michael Sincavage, Steve Raley, Paul Rose, Richard Raley, and Jami Raley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Rescue Squad, P.O. Box299, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or St. Mary’s Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com

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Kenneth “Ken” Edward Shelley, 40, of Leonardtown, MD died May 31, 2010 in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA. Born March 25, 1970 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Kenneth L. and Jane E. Young Shelley. Ken was the loving husband of Pamela J. Shelley. Kenneth was also survived by his children Sean Michael O’Donnell, Lauren Elizabeth O’Donnell, Lindsey Danielle O’Donnell, Sydney Jane Shelley and Kenneth Andrew Jeffrey Shelley all of Leonardtown, MD as well as his siblings Jennifer Wilkinson (James) of Brigantine, NJ, Penny McKay (George) of Callaway, MD and Vanessa Whalen (Dave) of Audubon, NJ. Ken moved to St. Mary’s in 1982 from Virginia Beach, VA and attended Great Mills High School where he graduated Class of “1988.” He was a program manager for 17 and half years for Wyle. Ken was a wonderful man. He enjoyed a full life, which included his family, friends, golfing, fishing, crabbing, camping, and cooking. He was a diehard Redskins fan. He was a devoted husband and father. He was passionate about golf, and made countless friends on the golf course. He was dedicated to his work at Wyle. He had many close friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a magnetic personality. He was a selfless man, always putting others before himself. Those who knew him loved him. He exuded a perpetual happiness that everyone

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Continued around him benefited from. He had an infectious laugh. He will be dearly missed by many. The family received friends on Thursday, June 3, 2010 in the Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where prayers were said. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, June 4, 2010 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park, MD with Fr. Jack Kennealy officiating. Interment followed in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers were David Hacker, Dickie Wose, Bill Jenner, James Wilkinson, George McKay and Dave Whalen. Contributions in memory of Ken may be made to The Shelley Memorial Fund, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union. To send a condolence to the family please visit our website at Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Charles Snead, 83 Charles Lindbergh Snead, 83 of Golden Beach in St. Mary’s County died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on February 23, 1927 in Richmond, Virginia, the youngest son of the late Ruth Glen Olgers and Walter T. Snead. He is preceded in death by his 6 brothers and sisters who were Walter T. “Buck” Snead, Carl M. Snead, Grace Dubas, Ruth Swann, Phyllis Cramp-

ton and Myrtle Jenkins. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 and trained at Sampson, New York for a planned invasion of Japan during World War II. After the Japanese surrender on August 14, 1945 ended the war, he continued his service in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on July 4, 1946. He served many years in the Navel Reserves. He studied and achieved a first class steam engineer’s license in the District of Columbia and Maryland. In that capacity he worked at the Benning Power Plant in the District, then became the Assistant Chief Engineer at the Washington Evening Star newspaper until 1964. From 1965 until retirement, he worked as an en-

gineer at the Greater Southeast Community Hospital. Mr. Snead obtained an airplane pilot’s license at the age of 20, and served in the Civil Air Patrol from 1956 to 1965. He owned a Piper Colt for many years, flying to various destinations from St. Mary’s Airport. He lived with his family in Golden Beach for 45 years, enjoying boating, water sports, seafood and life on the shores of the Patuxent River. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rosemary Quinn Snead, a daughter, Chris Polk and her husband, Richard Polk of Greensboro, Maryland, a son, Daniel Snead, and his wife Bernadette Snead of California, Maryland, his granddaughter Sarah Polk of Greensboro, Maryland, his grandson Aaron Snead and his wife Julie Snead of Garner, North Carolina, and his step-granddaughter, Mia Carroll of California, Maryland. A family memorial service will be held on Monday, June 14, 2010 at Maryland’s Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD, with full military honors at 10 a.m. Condolences may be left to the family at www.mgfh. com. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Susan Wathen, 94 Susan Elizabeth “Susie” Wathen, 94, of Waldorf, MD died May 29, 2010 at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD. Born February 22, 1916 in

Chaptico, MD she was the daughter of the late Joseph Frank Thomas, Sr. and Snowden Elizabeth Rebecca Thompson Thomas. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Carroll Wathen whom she married on August 27, 1937 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morganza, MD. She is survived by her daughters; Carol Anne Hodges of Waldorf, MD, Barbara Jean Lacey or Avenue, MD, Rose Alvey of Valley Lee, MD and her sister Margie Dennison of Virginia Beach, VA as well as 9 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings Luvenia Lacey, McQullian Thomas, Paul Thomas, Bruce Thomas, Amy Thomas, Frank Thomas, Jr., Helen Vallandingham, Matthew Thomas and Violet Thomas. Susie was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and attended Margaret Brent High School. She worked as Nurse for St. Mary’s Hospital. Susie enjoyed flower gardening, Reading, and visiting her relatives. She loved her family and friends very much and always told all of them “I love you much.” The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where prayers were said by Fr. Keith Woods. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Thursday, June 3, 2010, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD at 10:00 AM with Fr. Rory Conley officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Alvey, Rusty Lacey, T.J. Faunce, Bert Vallandingham, Tommy Vallandingham and Jimmy Graves. To send a condolence to the family please visit our website at www. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home

Dorothy Wood, 72 Dorothy Jean Wood, 72, of Leonardtown, MD, died June 1, 2010 in the National Rehabilitation Center, Washington, DC. Born August 23, 1937 in Avenue, MD. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Pearl Faunce of Avenue, MD. Jean was the loving wife of Joseph S. Wood, Jr. whom she married in Avenue, MD. She is also survived by her two sisters; Nell Morris and Christine Morgan. Her children; Joseph Ronald

Wood, of Leonardtown, MD, Deborah Jean Brooks, of Mechanicsville MD, Pamela Ann Wood, of Great Mills, MD, Janet Renee Murphy, of Clements, MD and Patrick Wayne Wood, of Leonardtown, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Marylynn Ogden, Shannon Harrington, Kelly Lincoln, Jason Brooks, Patrick Brooks, Kimberly Brooks, Courtney Brooks, Sherry Brooks, Leslie Almerg, Michael Murphy, Brittani Murphy, Albert Murphy, Alex Murphy, Kimberly Wood and Patrick Wood; and great-grandchildren, Jordan Quade, Tyler Harrington, Hunter Lincoln, Emma Lincoln, Kayla Drury, Kristen Drury, Melissa Mallette, Alyssa Murphy, Taylor Murphy, Courtney Hume, Thomas Murphy, Tiffany Brooks, Devon Brooks, and Summer Brooks. She was preceded in death by her brothers; Henry Faunce, Sam Faunce, Frank Faunce, sisters; Helen Gass, Rebecca Gass, Elizabeth Beibers, MaryJo Bourgalt, Hazel McVeigh, Marie Thompson, and Lydia Bennett. Jean was a lifelong county resident and attended Margaret Brent School. She worked many years ago with the Hecht Co., in Washington, DC. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and gardening the most. She looked so forward to each and every Sunday to be able

to cook her favorite meal and spend quality time with her family. She also enjoyed her cat, Alley whom will miss her very much. God Bless you Mom. Family received friends for Dorothy’s Life Celebration on Friday, June 4, 2010 at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD where prayers were recited. A Funeral Service was conducted on Saturday, June 5, 2010 in All Saints Episcopal Church, Oakley, MD with Reverend Harry Harper officiating. Interment followed in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., #1010, Rockville, MD 20852 Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com

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Schools Update Public Safety Radios By Andrea Shiell Staff Writer The Board of Education voted on Wednesday in favor of a contract award for 31 new public safety radios that will help connect school system officials with authorities during emergencies. “This is what I’d identify as a critical and urgent need in our school system. There have been some things that have occurred in the last few months that resulted in our recommendation for this purchase,” said Michael Wyant, Supervisor of Safety and Security for St. Mary’s County Public Schools, going on to explain that the newer radios would connect schools across the county with each other as well as emergency personnel, also providing updated weather information. “We have some of those radios now, they’re issued to key personnel … however, what we have found is it could be extremely beneficial if each one of our school sites had one of these radios,” he said. Wyant said that the school system participated in an exercise coordinated with the Department of Public Safety in March, out of which came the recommendation for the purchase of the new radios for each school site. “The event that we drilled that time was a catastrophic tornado, and we know that we’re going to lose most of our communication structure and our infrastructure,” said Wyant, adding that in such cases, schools may need to communicate with each other from remote locations, “but where all others are going to fail, the risk of the


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police and fire systems failing is very minimal.” St. Mary’s County Government currently maintains a sole source justification with Commercial Communications, Inc. a company in Waldorf that serves as the closest authorized dealer and representative for the Harris Corporation, the original manufacturer for the safety radios in use by the Department of Public Safety. Harris Corporation quoted the school system a figure of $81,917.81 for the new radios, though the school system may be able to take advantage of discounts when they purchase the equipment, said Wyant, adding that the money has already been budgeted as part of the school system’s yearend expenditures. Questions did arise over whether or not the school system would be wise to spend money on a system that may become obsolete in a few years, but Wyant assured the board that the radios would be compatible with the current system. “One of the things that we made sure of in the acquisition of those radios is that they be compatible or programmable” with the current system, “and the answer is yes … the model we’re purchasing is the 7350, and it does have that flash-over capability for compatibility purposes in the future,” said Wyant. “I know that if we didn’t have the money, Mr. Martirano would work on finding the money, because we don’t want a situation taking place when we could have spent the $81,000 to prevent it,” said board member Mary Washington. “This is something that we need.”

Sandra Kerner, winner of this year’s Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award, was recognized by the Board of Education at their meeting on Wednesday for her work at Ridge Elementary School, where she has served as principal since 2005. Kerner, who began her career in St. Mary’s County Public Schools in 1986, was officially honored at a ceremony at The Washington Post on Thursday, April 29. “I appreciate the honor,” said Kerner as she addressed the Board of Education on Wednesday. “I’ve promised Dr. Martirano that I would represent us well, and that’s what I aim to do.” The Post’s awards program seeks to recognize those principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their Sandra Kerner position to create an exceptional educational environment. In presenting these awards, The Washington Post Company Educational Foundation hopes to encourage excellence in school leadership and to contribute in a substantive way to the improvement of education in the Washington metropolitan area.

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School officials took time during their Wednesday meeting to recognize Elizabeth Dyson, a science teacher at Great Mills High School who has been given the Hope Swann Science Educator’s Hall of Fame Award for 2010. As part of her recognition, Dyson received a $500.00 check and a personal plaque, and her named has been placed on the Hope Swann Hall of Fame plaque located in the Central Administration building. The Margaret Brent High School Alumni Association, together with the Class of 1948, established the Hope Swann Science Educator’s Hall of Fame Award in 2000 in honor of Hope Swann, a teacher at Margaret Brent High School that later became an accomplished administrator, supervisor, and community leader.  Dyson is the tenth teacher to receive the award, the purpose of which is to recognize an outstanding educator who best exemplifies the strong character, standards, and ideals of Hope Swann.

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School System Revising Cell Phone Policies By Andrea Shiell Staff Writer The Board of Education discussed proposed changes to the school system’s policy regarding wireless devices at their meeting on June 9 that will still allow students to carry cell phones and other mobile devices to school, provided that the devices are kept out of sight, but the policy also gives teachers and bus drivers more authority to restrict their use during school hours, a change that school officials say is long overdue. Part of the change has been prompted by the current policy’s definitions of instructional time, said Michael Wyant, Supervisor of Safety & Security for the school system. “Part of that had to do with interpretation,” he said, “as to whether it just applied to time in the classroom or if it includes the whole day … so the new policy and regulation will clarify what instruction time means. Here it means from the first bell of the day to the end of the last class of the day,” though students will be able to request special permission to use their portable electronic devices in cases of emergency. Wyant went on to explain that he has headed a committee to study the issue and meet with students, parents and teachers to discuss their ideas, particularly on portable electronic communications devices. “The meetings we’re having now are to plan what exactly we’re going to do next year, and getting their input and feedback

before we put those things in place, and it’s been a really excellent dialogue,” said Wyant. “We’re approaching this from a very non-punitive point of view,” said Martirano at Wednesday’s meeting, remarking that he had met with students to discuss the issue on Tuesday afternoon. “They [the students] recognize that we have a problem and they get and understand that we’re trying to maximize instructional time, and they recognize the fact that we could do the recommendation to completely abolish, but we’d have to use common sense and we need their support.” A similar policy has been in place at Chopticon High School, where officials say students and teachers offered valuable ideas on how to best implement the new rules. “They gave us ideas, quite frankly for things we had not considered,” said Martirano. “And I’m looking forward to having the same type of conversations with our students at Leonardtown and Great Mills.” “I have tremendous faith in our student body … I’ve clearly said to them this is our first step,” said Martirano, “we hope we don’t have to get into any further Draconian policies later on down the road.” Wyant said that school officials will meet with students from Great Mills High School to discuss the issue in the next week, and that a draft letter is being prepared to go out to parents explaining the new policy before the last day of school.

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very little mixing between different congregations in doesn’t change how they reach people, only four percent of the community. that generation will be bible-believing evangelical Chris“My thing was that I never got to do anything tians … even beyond that, over 80 percent of kids that are It all started, said Mike Bailey, when he and his fun. I lived way down in Ridge … so if you go back growing up in Christian homes are leaving the faith in their wife Vicky were headed home from a concert in Northmore than 35 years, there was nothing to do,” she college years for whatever reason.” ern Virginia where they had just seen several Christian said, adding that little has changed since those days. According to the National Council of Churches, which bands perform. It was there in the car that the idea for “There is not enough for the youth, especially posi- released its national 2010 church membership statistics in Ignite the Night in St. Mary’s County was conceived. tive activities … I think that churches have a respon- February, many Christian denominations reported losses “Actually, I was just thinking ‘why can’t they have sibility, an awesome opportunity to reach out to the in the last year. Southern Baptists registered their second something like this in Southern Maryland?” Vicky said. youth by providing positive things for them to do.” straight year of losses, down 0.24 percent to 68 million “I wasn’t thinking about doing it, but somehow, we beVicky said she couldn’t forget hearing her own members. American Baptists are down 2 percent, and Evancame the ‘they’.” call to service when she saw a Christian rock band gelical Lutheran Church membership is down 1.92 percent, From there Vicky said she and Mike had been called 7th Day Slumber at the 7:30 Club in Mechan- but the Presbyterian Church sustained the largest percentthrust into the thick of planning their very first concert icsville, where she’d seen several teenagers testify age of losses, down 3.28 percent to 2.9 million members. while at the same time juggling ideas on who to invite, while a youth leader addressed the crowd. These losses could indicate trouble for specific dewhat types of bands to feature, and how to set up the “He asked the kids ‘how many of you have nominations, but survey findings from the Pew Research stage and sound systems. thought of suicide?’ … and I heard him say ‘I see that Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life instead point to All they had known then was that they wanted hand, I see that hand,’ and my heart broke. That’s a shift away from organized religion in general, with 16.1 to get young people connected to churches and youth when I knew I needed to do more. I didn’t know ex- percent of Americans saying that they are unaffiliated with ministries in the area, but the first year was an exercise actly what it was that God wanted me to do … but any particular faith, more than double the number who said in blunders, Mike said. Both he and his wife had overthere are lots of kids hurting out there.” they were religiously unaffiliated as children. booked bands while overlooking some technical aspects Mike said he could personof the show before meeting with the many people who ally relate, too, as he had struggled would end up making their vision a reality. through years of depression and One such savior was Pete Tyson, who now is the addiction before becoming inofficial stage and sound manager for Ignite the Night, spired to reach out to others. but there have been many others who helped get the first “I felt like [God] saved me and second shows up and running, even when nature from that to do something, and so had other plans. I’ve always been involved in youth “The very first year we had a storm come in, and ministry at some level, he said. we had just finished setting up the stage and we had and I thought that this would be an the lights in place. These were concert lights on pulls, As the sun was setting during the 2009 awesome way – instead of staying tarps over the band equipment,” Mike said, “and it’s in church buildings – to get out into hard to explain. I call it a God thing. People were just show One Such Love from Huntington, the community.” in the right place at the right time and the whole thing MD warmed up the crowd. Though the first two years came down. The whole stage fell apart. And this was have been geared mostly toward 20 minutes before the event was supposed to start … it younger listeners, Vicky said this was just 15 minutes of soaking, year’s festival should include something drenching rain. It was coming down so hard … so we all hud- for everyone, “because we really want to dled around the stage and said see families come out together.” “There are two pillars that stand out a prayer, and it was the most to me with Ignite the Night,” said Jeff amazing thing. Nobody was told what to do, but everything Weimert, 31, a fellow festival organizer got done and we only started 15 that has lent his talents to promotions as well as group prayers. “I’ve lived in minutes late.” Since then the Baileys said Southern Maryland my whole life, and they’ve had many more prayers one thing that I’ve seen that was lacking answered, and they’ve had a lot was churches getting together for a comof fun preparing for their third mon cause, and so with Ignite the Night, Ignite the Night festival on June we want to be that vehicle where churches 19, a free event that will include can come together for a common cause, Christian rock, pop and hip-hop and that’s to reach our community … so musicians and speakers per- that’s one pillar, and the other is generaforming at the St. Mary’s Coun- tions coming together to worship.” And it’s that very sense of sharing ty Fairgrounds, where more that could mean the difference between than a dozen local churches will also have information booths denominations surviving in St. Mary’s County, said Jeff, explaining his concern set up for visitors. Part of the impetus for the that church attendance has been declinfestival was boredom, admit- ing steadily over the last ten years. “People are leaving the church at an ted Vicky,orexplaining grooming boardingthat andsheno alarming rate,” Jeff said. “In the younger had always been frustrated that The band LifeBlood from Laurel, treated the crowd limit on activities stay church had tradition- generations, with the kids that were born Jeff Weimert, volunteer organizer, talks to the ally been insulated affairs, with from 1983 on, at the present rate of evanto it’s unique hard rock style. gelism – that means that if the church






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Issued Marriage Applications forApril 2010 April 2, 2010 Pierre Antonio Butler, 33 Leonardtown, MD Keysha Chen’nel Thomas, 31 Leonardtown, MD Jason Scott Verbic, 25 California, MD Kayla Nicole Smith 26 California, MD John Franscisco Andujar, 50 Drayden, MD Sandra Gail Bearden, 53 Drayden, MD Gregory Matthew Mecher 33 Washington, D.C. Jennifer Renee Psaki, 31 Washington, D.C.

April 5, 2010 Jesse Aaron Bean 29 Valley Lee, MD Ashly Ann Ridgell 26 Valley Lee, MD Kevin Joseph Mackey 34 Nanjemoy, MD Jennifer Cecilia Reid 28 Nanjemoy, MD Brian James Periman 20 Lexington Park, MD Micah Erin Wallace 20 Lexington Park, MD David Edward Potter 23 Leonardtown, MD Sarah Lynn Taggert 22 Hollywood, MD

April 6, 2010 Roger Lee Murphy, Sr., 45 Hollywood, MD Reva Carol Sams 53 Hollywood, MD Taurean Emanuel Awkward 24 Lexington Park, MD Ta’Kara Denise Hill 25 Lexington Park, MD Andrew Charles Boyle, Jr., 24 Ft. Washington, MD Kayla Kristine Opsahl, 20 Ft. Washington, MD

April 7, 2010 Roy Mithcell Stasch, Jr., Mechanicsville, MD Melanie Dawn Wells 34 Mechanicsville, MD

April 9, 2010 Jason Michael Goss 25

California, MD Kathryn Elizabeth Wood 23 California, MD William Stuart Hunter 27 Towson, MD Claire Foley Graham 27 Towson, MD Michael Edward Stober 27 Arlington, VA Jill Chen 26 Arlington, VA Larry Lindsay Fuller 22 Great Mills, MD Julian Renee King 23 Great Mills, MD

April 12, 2010 Richard Gordon Raftery 19 Hatfield, MA Stephanie Marie Rosa 19 Florence, MA Matthew Braden Ford 27 Stockbridge, GA Kaitlyn Ruth Travis 22 Stockbridge, GA

April 13, 2010 Tercel Javon Blackiston 21 Lexington Park, MD Ashley Sade Clemons 21 Lexington Park, MD Daniel Martin Coon 30 Hollywood, MD Amanda Lynn Dean 26 Hollywood, MD Jamar Andre Winder, Lexington Park, MD Agnes Marie Gabrielle Aurore, Sainte-Luce

April 14, 2010 Scott Lane Whitaker 41 Westminster, MD Fatniharl Iskandal Ladja 32 Lexington Park, MD Carl Alexander Carroll, Jr., California, MD Shaunta Tamika Hall 26 California, MD Blake Allen King 25 Mechanicsville, MD Jessica Marie Ruifrok 29 Mechanicsville, MD

April 15, 2010 Andrew Jospeh Bernius 24 Washington, D.C. Bailey Elizabeth Toombs 23 Washington, D.C.

Bruce Elliott Parker 42 Leonardtown, MD Linda Marie Spates 41 Leonardtown, MD

James William Atchison, Jr., 27 Great Mills, MD Karen Marie Harris 26 Great Mills, MD

Andrew Nelson Dean 22 Callaway, MD Jessica Leigh Hill 21 Callaway, MD

April 16, 2010

April 23, 2010

William Timothy Reiney 53 California, MD Deborah Robinson Willis, 53 California, MD

Travis Weston Mattingly 30 Lexington Park, MD Charlene Mischelle Gerek 38 Lexington Park, MD

Randolph Albert Wexler 38 Hollywood, MD Brandi Leigh Norton 35 Mechanicsville, MD

Owen Michel Denham, II 32 Hollywood, MD Michelle Ann Elledge 36 Hollywood, MD

Troy Jeffrey Heard 44 LaPlata, MD Saundra Marie Price 42 Lexington Park, MD

William Scott Bailey 21 Avenue, MD Katie Lynn Goldsborough 21 Avenue, MD

Larry Dashaun Nixon 35 Lexington Park, MD Mary Yolanda Barnes 39 Lexington Park, MD

Paul Raymond Whitlow 32 Lexington Park, MD Gemeka Joyce Richardson 28 Lexington Park, MD

Jeffrey Alan Jeziorowski 28 Leonardtown MD Tracy Lynn Romine 22 Leonardtown, MD

Adam Richard Chesser 24 Valley Lee, MD Jonnie Leigh Thompson 24 Hollywood, MD

April 26, 2010

April 20, 2010

Cory Adam Rupp 25 Indian Head MD Stephanie Diane Murphy 25 Indian Head, MD

Richard Clark Wildes, Jr., 44 Hollywood, MD Melanie Sue Hill 38 Hollywood, MD

Randall Alan Stauffer 21 Mechanicsville, MD Lucinda Kay Zimmerman 19 Hollywood, MD

John Michael Finch, Jr., Mechanicsville, MD Amy Kay Webb 22 Avenue, MD

William Joseph Sullivan 27 Lusby, MD Vanesa Defina Morales Lusby, MD

Christopher Love Thomas 33 Leonardtown, MD Crystal Lee Tippett 32 Leonardtown, MD

Adam Gilbert Shampaine 30 Annapolis, MD Courtney Elizabeth Blair 27 Annapolis, MD

April 21, 2010

Joseph Allen Raley 29 Ridge, MD Ashley Mae Sides 26 Ridge, MD

Lonnie Lee Walls 55 Montross, VA Lori Colleen Raub 55 Apopka, FL Scott Thomas Standberg, Jr., 26 Lexington Park, MD Megan Leigh Holland 21 Prince Frederick, MD

Nicholas Robert Guy 30 Chaptico, MD Catherine Davis Bowling 28 Chaptico, MD Paul John Broccolina 31 Annapolis, MD Stephanie Kathleen Bill Annapolis, MD

Bryan Isiah Bennett 27 Inman, SC Tabatha Lea Hubbard 25 Inman, SC

April 27, 2010

Jonathan Michael Quade 23 Dameron, MD Jennifer Marie Harding 24 Dameron, MD

William Clint Buckler 29 California, MD Karen Marie Black 26 California, MD

Raymond Francis Chase, Jr., 56 Lexington Park, MD Annie Elizabeth Dorsey 51 Lexington Park, MD Richard Alan Hazzard, Jr., 28 LaPlata, MD Jennifer Lynn Sizemore 27 LaPlata, MD

April 28, 2010 Christopher Alan White, Jr., 35 Lexington Park, MD Shawna Letrice Anderson 31 Lexington Park, MD Cleveland Turner, Jr., 44 Elizabeth City, NC Tameka Aleena Holley 30 Elizabeth City, NC

April 29, 2010 Wayne Curtis Jones 25 Leonardtown, MD Melina Kay Williams 35 Lusby, MD

Thomas Raymond Hill, IV, 33 Lexington Park, MD Keona Lynn Courtney 27 Lexington Park, MD

April 30, 2010

Christian Werner Harms 32 California, MD Tammy Ellen Wagner 30 California, MD

Jackson Brooks Wingate, III, 35 Callaway, MD Nichole Carol Brown 28 Callaway, MD

To Be Married

Goldsborough, Bailey

Mike and Sheila Goldsborough of Hollywood announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Lynn Goldsborough, to William Scott Bailey, son of Tony and Debbie Bailey of Bushwood. The bride to be is a 2006 graduate of Leonardtown High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland University College. Katie is employed at Science Applications International Corporation. The groom to be is a 2006 graduate from Chopticon High School. Scott is employed with Computer Science Corporation. The couple will be married June 12, 2010, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown. They will honeymoon on a cruise to the Caribbean.


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Women’s Build Giving Joneses a New Home By Andrea Shiell Staff Writer Crews are still busy putting together Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s greenest and most ambitious home to date, which is taking shape at Chesapeake Ranch Estates as more and more women sign up to volunteer. As the area’s first “Women’s Build”, Patuxent Habitat secretary Barbara Zeiller said it has been one of the group’s most successful builds so far. “We have a female electrician that’s done all of our electric work, and she’s been fantastic,” said Zeiller, “but really this has been a great build, very popular. We’ve had a lot of women come out, especially just in the last two weeks … and a lot of couples are coming out, too.” Though the build was only launched on May 8, a lot of progress had already been made as of Saturday, when the last of the electrical work was slated for completion along with stairs and windows. Up-and-coming homeowner Crystal Jones, a caregiver

who moved to Southern Maryland from Nebraska in February 2000, described the new house as a blessing for herself and her husband Chris, who have lived in a tiny rented space with their daughters Sarah and Amber for the last several years. “We came here to try to make a better life for my kids and myself. My mother had passed on just a few months before, and my brother and sister were out here, so we decided to get together,” she said. “We’ve just been living in a small place … no bedrooms, but it’s got a loft,” she said, laughing as she explained the work that was going on that afternoon, where volunteers were expected to finish early. “They’re putting the windows in today and finishing the wiring,” said Crystal, “and they’re putting the stairs in today. All of the framework is pretty much done.” “Today we’re installing doors and windows,” said her husband Chris, who said his 26 years of construction experience have helped him construct his family’s home. “The volunteers are doing great. They’re great listeners, so we’re doing what we need to do.” All told, Chris said the most unusual part of his experience with Habitat for Humanity had been the number of people who had offered to help. “That’s unusual, just having all this help,” he said, laughing. “But it’s wonderful to have it.” The Women Build program, underwritten by Lowe’s, brings women from all walks of life together to learn construction skills and then use those skills to be part of the solution to poverty housing. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity received a $55,000 grant from Lowe’s to build the house, which is located in the Chesapeake Chris, Crystal and Amber Jones take a break from building on Saturday to Ranch Estates development in Lusby. rest in front of what will be their new home in Chesapeake Ranch Estates, The Women Build in courtesy of the first Women’s Build for Patuxent Habitat for Humanity. Calvert County is receiving great support from the community, and large groups of volunteers are expected until the house is complete, organizers say. Because the building lot is in an established neighborhood in Chesapeake Ranch Estates there is very limited parking. Participants are asked to park at Appeal Elementary School, where shuttles will take people to the build site starting at 8 a.m. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, or to register to volunteer for the Women’s Build, call 301863-6227 or email info@


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Saturday, June 12, 2010 • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM $20.00 per person Cost includes a commemorative wine glass and wine tasting by Guenther’s Fine Wine and Spirits

Chef Loic of the Café Des Artistes will present hors d’oeuvres to pair with the wine.

Summerseat Farm, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operated entirely by volunteers. Your support will help us preserve over 120 acres of historic farmland dating back to the 18th century.

Summerseat Farm, 26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 For directions, please visit or call 301.373.6607.

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Gorgeous Historical Estate for Rent

What A Deal – Laurel Glen Townhome Ready for new owners, freshly painted in neutral colors, new carpets installed, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath & 1 half bath, convenient location, backs to woods. Seller offering $2,000 towards buyers closing costs. $179,900. SM7349131. Call Linda Durkin.

This three story home has all the charm you could ask for. High ceilings, crown molding, tray ceilings, large modern kitchen, separate laundry room, wood floors, located on over 7 acres of privacy very close to historic St. Mary’s City. Perfect place to entertain or just relax & enjoy. Way too much to mention. See pictures at www.durkinsrealty. com. Rent includes lawn care $1,900. SM7296744. Call Linda Durkin, 240-298-2642.


Thursday, June 10, 2010



Johnston Honored as Officer of the Year

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) public safety officer Mary Johnston was recently honored as an Officer of the Year for 2009 in recognition of her dedication and service to the college, receiving her award at the Tenth Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Government; the Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County, Maryland; the Department of Aging; and Triad/Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council. “Mary is a great person to work with,” said Sergeant Tony Brooks, public safety officer at SMCM. “You don’t have to ask her to do something twice. She loves the students to death and treats them as if they were her own kids. She has achieved a mutual trust with the students at SMCM, a necessary part of maintaining the safety, health, and welfare of the campus and community.” Johnston was nominated for the award because of her strong work ethic and approach with members of the college and local community. She serves as a first responder for sexual assaults on campus and is a member of the Campus Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Committee.

St. Mary’s Hospital Wins National Marketing Awards St. Mary’s Hospital’s Marketing and Public Relations Department recently won awards for its annual Cancer Report, service line advertising series and the Healthy Living newsletters the hospital distributes to more than 75,000 Southern Maryland residents. The department won a silver award for its Cancer Report in the 2010 National Aster Awards annual report category. The Aster Awards program is an elite competition rec-

ognizing the nation’s most talented health care marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising. The hospital’s service line advertising campaign and the Healthy Living newsletters also won merit awards in the 27th Annual Healthcare Marketing Advertising Awards Competition in the magazine and newsletter categories from Healthcare Marketing Report. More than 4,000 entries were received in this year’s competition. This health care advertising awards competition is the oldest, largest and most widely respected. Join Restoration Free Gospel Church The awards are sponsored by Healthcare Marketing As We Welcome Report, the leading publication covering all aspects of health care marketing, advertising and strategic business development. “I am extremely proud of the marketing team here at the hospital,” Holly Meyer, director of marketing and public relations, said in a press release. “Time and time again they produce highly creative and quality materials that share the hospital’s commitment to excellence in the programs and services we provide to the community.” In addition to Meyer, Jordan is a resident of Waldorf, MD who survived a car the Marketing and Pubcrash and a medic helicopter crash in September 2008. Bring your Youth and Young Adults and hear her amazing lic Relations Departstory of survival! ment is comprised of six other employees – Jaclyn Bardin, Julie Goddard, Restoration Free Gospel Church Jeni Irwin, Linda Lagle, 19895 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653 (301) 863-4506 Jane Loughran and Nicki Strickland – and longtime volunteer Lorena Goeller.

Ms. Jordan Wells Sunday, July 18, 2010 11:00am


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Thanks To our series sponsors

Arts Alliance of St. Mary’s College of Maryland • BAE Systems • Booz Allen Hamilton • Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. • G&H Jewelers • Lockheed Martin ManTech International Corporation • Maryland Public Television • Maryland State Arts Council • MetroCast Communications • Northrop Grumman • Raytheon River Concert Series Audience •SAIC • Smartronix • St. Mary’s County Arts Council • St. Mary’s County Government • Wyle

July 9 ~ A Grand Night of Singing

June 18 ~ Birthday Boys

Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra celebrate the special birthdays of Samuel Barber and Robert Schumann, featuring Jeffrey Chappell, piano

River Concert Series

June 25 ~ Trills and Thrills

Giuseppe Nova, flute, Floraleda Sacchi, harp, and Orlando Roman, guitar, join Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra for an evening of music including Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite” and R. Strauss’ “Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite”


The Chesapeake Orchestra and Larry Vote, guest conductor, welcome Michelle Johnson, soprano, Olivia Vote, mezzo soprano, and Brian Major, baritone for an evening of Opera Aria Highlights

July 16 ~ The Young and the Gifted II

Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra welcome the first annual Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner, Nina DeCesare and Brian Hong and perform the world premiere of William Kleinssaser’s “Many Rivers” and Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 5”

July 23 ~ José in Vienna!

Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra welcomes concertmaster, José Cueto, performing Lalo's "Symphonie espanole" and celebrates Mahler’s 150th Birthday Anniversary with a performance of “Symphony No. 7”

July 2 ~ Summon the Heroes

Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra welcome the 4th of July weekend with music of John Williams, George Gershwin and Sousa Marches, featuring Brian Ganz, piano, the Sax Quartet from the “President’s Own Marine Band” in P. Goldstein's "Abundant Air" and Ian Chaava, Young Artist Concerto Competition runner-up PLUS Fireworks!!

July 30 ~ The Grand Finale

Chesapeake orchestra Jeffrey Silberschlag, music director All concerts are FREE! Concerts begin each week at 7 PM. The grounds on Townhouse Green at SMCM open at 5 PM for picnicking or purchasing food from a wide variety of vendors. For more information, call 240-895-2024 or visit

Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra host Broadway Singing sensation and 2010 Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin, with a festive finish to the summer season, including a performance of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5.” Yamaha is the official piano of the 2010 River Concert Series.

Thanks To our ConCerT sponsors Amelex • ARINC Engineering Services, LLC • Aviation Systems Engineering Company • The Boeing Company • Cherry Cove Hospitality • Compass Systems, Inc. • Computer Sciences Corporation • DCS Corporation • Eagle Systems • GIANT • L-3 Communications Services Group • Learning Systems International • Maryland Bank and Trust Company • Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation • National Technologies Associates, Inc. • Phocus Video Communicatons • PSI Pax • Resource Management Concepts • Rollout Systems • Sabre Systems, Inc. • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation • Target Stores • Taylor Gas Company • W. M. Davis, Inc. • Yamaha Pianos


Going the Distance An Independent Baptist Church and Academy

BAHA’I FAITH “Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship”

Discussions every 3rd Friday, 7:30 pm 301-884-8764 • 1-800-22-UNITE or


10:00 am 11:00 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

…Making a Difference Golden Beach Rd. Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 • 301-884-8503 Robert W. Kyner, Pastor


North Sandgates Rd. (1/4 Mile in, on the left) Mechanicsville Traditional 1928 Prayerbook Services 10:00 am Sunday Father Joseph H. Dobson, Jr., Rector Father John Ayres, Assistant 301-373-3862 or

Meeting at: Home Towne Center Conference Room

Sunday School: 10 A.M. (2nd bldg. north of Naval Air Museum) Sunday Services: 11 A.M. & 6 P.M. 22196 Three Notch Rd. (Rt. 235) Lexington Park, MD Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer: 7 P.M.

HUGHESVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH A member of the Southern Baptist Convention 8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637 301-884-8645 or 301-274-3627 Pastor Keith Corrick Associate Pastor Kevin Cullins

10:30am 9:15 am 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

46544 Rue Purchase Road Lexington Park, MD 20653 301-862-3755 Sunday Worship 8:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Sun eve (Sep-May) all ages 6:00 pm To know Christ and to make Him known

CATHOLIC St. Cecelia Church 47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429 St. Mary’s City, MD 20686 301-862-4600 Virgil Mass: Sunday: Weekday (M-F): Confessions:

4:30 pm Saturday 8:00 am 7:30 am 3-4 pm Saturday


(Meeting at Mechanicsville Elementary School) Pastor Carl Snyder Worship Service: 10:00 am Phone: 301-884-3504 • Website: John 8:32 Member of fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches


PRESBYTERIAN Offering worship and serving opportunities at… First Friendship campus – Ridge 9:00 am Traditional worshipc

“Seek And Ye Shall Find”

Independent, Fundamental & KJV Bible-believing Home of 88.1 FM, All Christian Radio (mailing address & church office: 46365 Pegg Ln., Lexington Park, MD 20653)

• Sunday Morning Worship • Sunday School (all ages) • Sunday Evening Worship & Bible Study • Wednesday Discipleship Classes (Adults, youth & Children)


Sunday School Worship Service Sunday Evening Wed. Prayer & Bible Study


SAYSF Bible Church

Calvary Baptist Church 301 862-4435

John’s Victory St. United Episcopal


A Guide to Your Local Churches

Patuxent Presbyterian Church California, Maryland 301-863-2033

Rev Michael R. Jones, Senior Pastor 1 miles South of Thomas Johnson Bridge on Rt. 4

Sunday Morning Worship Services: 8:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am With Nursery care Website: E-mail:

St George Island campus – Piney Point 9:45 am Children and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Traditional worship St. Paul’s campus – Leonardtown 8:05 am Traditional worshipna 9:15 am Contemporary worshipnca(ASL Interpreted) 10:45 am Contemporary worshipnca 6:00 pm The Refinery (interactive worship)nc n – nursery provided c- children’s Sunday school also available a- adult Sunday school also available 301.475.7200

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Saturday, June 12

• Relay for Life Fundraiser CiCi’s Pizza (California) – 11 a.m. Let the cashier know you’re there to support Relay for Life.

• LES Yard Sale Leonardtown Elementary School – 7 a.m. to 12 noon Tables available to rent for $10. Donations accepted (please no large appliances). To rent a table or more information, contact Susan Fox at 301-475-0250 ext. 110.

• Cheesesteak Night VFW Post 2632 (California) – 5 p.m. Visit www.vfwpost2632. com for more information.

Friday, June 11 • Leonardtown Business Association Meeting Larry’s Comic Book Café (Leonardtown) – 8:30 a.m. For more information, and to join the LBA, visit • St. Michael’s School Annual Yard Sale & Auction St. Michael’s School (Ridge) – 4 p.m. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with an art exhibit and sale featuring local artist Ms. Mary Lou Troutman. Dinner catered by the Ridge Knights of Columbus from 5:30 to 7:30, cash bar and late night snacks will be available. Silent Auctions begin at 5:00 PM and the Live Auction begins at 7:30 PM. The $100,000 Raffle winner will be drawn that evening. The Yard Sale begins Friday at 4:00 PM, closes Friday night at dark, then continues Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7:00 AM to Noon. For additional information, please contact St. Michael’s School at 301-872-5454. • Relay for Life Cancer Survivors’ Reception Forrest Career and Tech Center (Leonardtown) – 5:30 p.m. Register by contacting Laura Logan, American Cancer Society at 888-603-4304 or Abby at 814-450-3454, or via email at stmarysrelay@gmail. com. • New Song Coffee House and Concert Church of the Nazarene (Leonardtown) – 7 p.m. Live music by The Sparrow Project. A good will love offering will be received. • Newtowne Players Present Six One-Acts Three Notch Theater (Lexington Park) – 8 p.m. One-acts include “The Hospital” by Mike Bajoreck, “Woman Revisited” by Trish Cole, “The Importance of Being Hairy” by George Johnson, “House of the Holy Moment” by Gary Pepper, “The Bunch” by Larry Wenderski, and “Relative Strangers” by Sheri Wilner. For more information or to make reservations, call 301-737-5447 or go to www.

• Free Morning Yoga Class Leonardtown Wharf – 7:30 a.m. The community is invited to participate in free morning yoga from 7:30 - 8:30 am, weather permitting. Yoga practice will be held either waterside at the Leonardtown pier, or in the Leonardtown Square. Participants should bring their own yoga mat, water bottle, hand towel, and a canned food item for donation. For more information contact Pat at 301-373-8850. • Walden 5K Run Greenwell State Park (Hollywood) – 9 a.m. Event features a timed run and fun run/walk over a scenic, grassy course suitable for pets and strollers as well as runners and walkers. The top 3 finishers of the timed run, representing age and genderbased categories, receive recognition, with a raffle for additional prizes open to all. Registration on event day at Greenwell begins at 7:45 a.m. at $25 per participant. Discounted pre-registration is available on line at (look for Walden Behavioral Health) or by contacting lauraw@ or 301-9971300 ext 804. • St. Clements Island Heritage Day St. Clements Island (Colton’s Point) – 10 a.m. Departures from the St. Clement’s Island Museum pier begin at10 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is handicap accessible (the island is not handicap accessible). Admission to the museum is free for this event. For more information, call the St. Mary’s County Museum Division at (301) 7692222 or visit www.stmarysmd. com/recreate/museums. • Blue and Gray Days Point Lookout State Park (Scotland) – 11 a.m. Civil War living history demonstrations, military and civilians of Point Lookout during the War between the States. No reservations needed; sponsored by the 20th Maine Volunteers. Admission. HC. 301-872-5688. www.dnr. • Outdoor Photography Workshop Sotterley Plantation (Hollywood) – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Award-winning nature photographer Robert Tinari will offer his guidance and expertise to students during an Outdoor Photography Workshop at Sotterley Plantation. Class includes the basic fundamentals of capturing the essence of a subject with a camera, with the emphasis being on gardens and architectural applications. Cost is $75 for members of Sotterley Plantation, $85 for non-members. To register, contact Robert at 410-286-5445 or email him at Class size is limited. • Wine in the Gardens Summerseat Farm (Mechanicsville) – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The $20.00 per person price includes a beautiful crystal Summerseat wine glass, the wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres by the wonderful Chef Loic of Cafe des Artistes and music by the Folk Salad Trio. Visit or call 301-373-6607 for more information. • Swamp Romp Band Concert & Fireworks Show 7th District Optimist Ball Field (Bushwood) – 3 p.m. Featuring The Wanderers Band, Victory Bar Band and 24-7 Band. Tickets $8 for adults, kids under 13 are free. Self-seating, bring your own lawn chairs/blankets. No coolers allowed. • 13th Annual Relay for Life Leonardtown High School Track – 5:30 p.m. Fun-filled, family-oriented OVERNIGHT event, with entertainment, activities and exercise. Relay team members take turns walking or running laps throughout the night. For more information, call Abby at 814-450-3454, email or visit • Hold’Em Tourney (NEW TIME) St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge (California) – 6 p.m. • Contra Dance Christ Epicscopal Church Parish Hall (Chaptico) – 7 p.m. Doors open at 7:00pm and the dancing begins at 7:30. Admission is $8 for non-SMTMD members, $6 for members (band members are free). There will be an ice cream social following the dance. For more information, including directions to the Parish Hall, go to • Newtowne Players Present Six One-Acts Three Notch Theater (Lexington Park) – 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 13 • Blue and Gray Days Point Lookout State Park (Scotland) – 11 a.m.

Civil War living history demonstrations, military and civilians of Point Lookout during the War between the States. No reservations needed; sponsored by the 20th Maine Volunteers. Admission. HC. 301-872-5688. www.dnr. • St. Mary’s County Crab Festival St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds (Leonardtown) – 11 a.m. A special family festival: crabs, seafood, car show, demonstrations, arts and crafts, farm animals and lively music/dancing. Admission. HC. 301-475-4200 ext. 1404. www. • Deep Stack Hold’Em Tournament Bennett Building, 24930 Old Three Notch Road (Hollywood) – 2 p.m. For more information call Bobbi Sprouse at 240-577-0983 or Jim Bucci at 301-373-6104. • Newtowne Players Present Six One-Acts Three Notch Theater (Lexington Park) – 3:30 p.m.

Monday, June 14 • SMAWL Low-Cost Rabies Clinic St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds (Leonardtown) – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Low-cost rabies clinic for all pets. Vaccines are $10 each. All crated or leashed animals welcomed (or our vet will come to your car to vaccinate your pet). • Flag Disposal Am. Legion Post 221 (Avenue) – 7:30 p.m. Join us as we show respect for our flag and properly dispose of those that are unserviceable. For further info call (301) 884-4071 or (301) 769-3491/3587, or go to http://

Tuesday, June 15 • MOMS Club Meeting Mechanicsville Firehouse – 10 a.m. Open to the public for prospective members, club includes all stay-at-home moms zoned for the following Elementary schools: Dynard, Mechanicsville, Lettie Dent, White March and Oakville. Call 301-290-0694 or email for additional information. • LHJNA Open House Leonard Hall Junuior Naval Academy (Leonardtown) – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. LHJNA will have staff members, parents and students readily available to answer questions about the school and will also conduct personal

Thursday, June 10, 2010 tours of the facility. LHJNA will also conduct admissions testing during the Open House. The admissions test will begin at 5:30 and last approximately one hour. There is a $50 fee to sit for the test and the test will be given by appointment only. If you are interested in your child taking the admissions test, please contact the school at 301-475-8029 or go to for more information. • Youth Leadership Development for Young Women Tri-County Youth Services Bureau (Jarboe Center, Lexington Park) – 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 15th to July 1st with a field trip on Saturday, June 19th. Participation is free. For more information, call 301866-5333 or email jdehaven@ • Special Olympics Hold’Em Tournament Bennett Building, 24930 Old Three Notch Road (Hollywood) – 7 p.m.


For more information call Bobbi Sprouse at 240-577-0983 or Jim Bucci at 301-373-6104. • $25 No Limit Hold’Em Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park) – 7:30 p.m. For further information call Christine at 443-624-2746.

Wednesday, June 16 • Nature Time at Greenwell Greenwell State Park (Hollywood) – 10 a.m. Pre-registration (no later than 24 hours in advance) is required via email - lpranzo@ - or by calling the Greenwell Foundation office at 301-373-9775. • Special Olympics Hold’Em Tournament Bennett Building, 24930 Old Three Notch Road (Hollywood) – 7 p.m. For more information call Bobbi Sprouse at 240-577-0983 or Jim Bucci at 301-373-6104.

Libray Items • Summer Reading Programs have kicked off Babies through teens can sign up and participate in one of the three summer reading programs from now through Aug. 14. Those participating receive prizes by reading and a book by completing their reading logs. Each child participating receives a lawn ticket to the July 30 Blue Crabs game and 120 children will receive Orioles tickets. One participant will win a year’s family membership to the National Aquarium. These programs are free and a great way to help children and teens maintain their reading skills during the summer. Uncle Pete will kick off this year’s Professional Performance Series on June 28. • Twilight fans to celebrate release of Eclipse Twilight fans can celebrate the release of the next movie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, at the Eclipse Jeopardy Extravaganza on June 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Charlotte Hall. Besides a discussion of Twilight, fans will enjoy a trivia competition and themed snacks. Registration is required for this free program. • Computer fun planned at libraries Children ages 5 to 8 can explore TumbleBooks, an online collection of animated, talking picture books offered by the library. The classes will be held at Charlotte Hall on June 28 at 1 p.m. or Lexington Park on July 1 at 10:30 a.m. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Registra-

tion is required. Teens can challenge their friends in a Battleship tournament online at Charlotte Hall on June 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. Teens ages 12 and older can register for this free activity. • Libraries showing free movies Leonardtown will show a G rated movie on June 23 at 2 p.m. about a clownfish who embarks on a journey to find his son, Nemo, who was captured and stuck in a dentist’s fish tank. Also on June 23 at 2 p.m. Charlotte Hall will show the PG rated movie featuring Robin Williams as Popeye and Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl. On June 24 at 2 p.m. the PG rated movie about the son of a gangster shark boss who was accidentally killed while on the hunt will be shown at Lexington Park. Snacks are provided at each showing. • Summer Treasure Hunt Underway Hilltop Graphics and Gifts and the library are hosting a Summer Fun Treasure Hunt via Facebook. Six small treasure chests are hidden around the county. Details and clues are posted on the library’s Facebook page and website. Anyone can participate. A large treasure chest filled with prizes will be raffled off at the end of the hunt. Entry forms for this raffle are available at each library and at Hilltop Graphics. The finders of the small chests will receive 5 additional entries in this raffle plus the treasure chest prizes.


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Thursday, June 10 • Fair Warning Irish Pub Band CJ’s Back Room (Lusby) – 5 p.m. • Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (California) – 5 p.m.

A Comedy of Characters

Footlight Festival Puts on Newtowne One Acts By Andrea Shiell Staff Writer

• Ladies DJ Dance Night Hula’s Bungalow (California) – 8 p.m. • Open Mic Night Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park) – 8 p.m. • Virgil Cain Crossing at Casey Jones (La Plata) – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 11 • Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (California) – 5 p.m. • Fair Warning Irish Pub Band Donovan’s Pub (California) – 5 p.m.

• DJ Blacky Lexington Lounge (Lexington Park) – 9 p.m. • Karaoke w/ DJ Tommy T & DJ T Applebee’s (California) – 9 p.m. • Roadhouse Band Big Mouth (formerly Full Rack, Waldorf) – 9 p.m.* • Striker CJ’s Back Room (Lusby) – 9 p.m.* • Sum-Bich / Face Down Memories (Waldorf) – 9 p.m. • Wolf’s Music Blues Jam Cryer’s Back Road Inn (Leonardtown) – 9 p.m. • Captain Woody Apehanger’s (Bel Alton) – 9:30 p.m. • After Hours Lounge (Live Music/DJ) Chef’s American Bistro (California) – 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 13

• Bob Wire & the Fence Posts • Dave & Kevin Trio Sea Breeze Restaurant (Mechanicsville) – 3 Ruddy Duck Brewery (Solomons) – 7:30 p.m. p.m.

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neurotically searches for motherly advice. Local author Trish Cole debuted with her dramatic one act “Butterfly” during last year’s round of short plays, going on to represent the Newtowne Players at the 2010 Maryland Community Theater Festival, but this year she brings her wit forth in a much more lighthearted way with “woman: revised,” playing with a take on both the dictionary definition of the word woman, and the quirks inherent in figuring out the meanings of words to begin with. “The Bench” is author Larry Winderski’s amusing act about a man dying on a bench as an angel and devil debate over the fate of his soul, each casting bids along the way. Last is George Johnson’s “The Importance of Being Harry,” a loose takeoff of the “Importance of Being Earnest” that explores the horror and hilarity of modern internet dating. Comedy is defined by its characters, whether it’s the annoying chatterbox sucking up all the oxygen from our seat in coach, or the angels and demons bidding on our souls from beyond. These are characters that by their very quirks remind us all of one or two people we’ve either loved to hate or hated to love, all offered as snapshots of a world gone a bit too mad to take completely seriously. The Newtowne Players will present their Footlight Festival Thursday through Sunday, June 11-13 and June 24-27. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m.; the Sunday shows begin at 3:30 p.m. Performances are held at Three Notch Theatre on 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park, Md. All tickets are $10 general admission. Light refreshments and beverages are also available for purchase at the theatre. For more information or to make reservations, call 301-7375447 or go to

We post nightlife events happening in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. To submit an event for our calendar, email Deadline for submissions is Monday by 5 p.m.

• Ladies DJ Dance Night Hula’s Bungalow (California) – 8 p.m.

• The California Ramblers Drift Away Restaurant (Cobb Island) – 3 p.m.

• HydraFX Gilligan’s Pier (Newburg) – 9 p.m.

• Joe Martone Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa (Chesapeake Beach) – 4 p.m.

• Karaoke Club 911 (Mechanicsville) – 9 p.m.

Monday, June 14

• Lisa Lim & Over the Limit • Mason Sebastian Delta Blues Juke Joint & Diner (Waldorf) – 9 DB McMillan’s (California) – 5 p.m. p.m. • Open Mic Night • After Hours Lounge (Live Music/DJ) Scott’s II (Welcome) – 7 p.m. Chef’s American Bistro (California) – 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 12 • Too Many Mikes Toot’s Bar (Hollywood) – 4:30 p.m. • Fair Warning Irish Pub Band DB McMillan’s (California) – 5 p.m. • Bob Wire & the Fence Posts Evan’s Restaurant (St .George’s Island) – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 15

• Fair Warning Irish Pub Band DB McMillan’s (California) – 5 p.m. • Joe Norris Ruddy Duck Brewery (Solomons) – 7:30 p.m. • Open Mic Night Martini’s Lounge (White Plains) – 9 p.m.*

Wednesday, June 16

• The Not So Modern Jazz Quartet Westlawn Inn (North Beach) – 8 p.m.

• Fair Warning Irish Pub Band CJ’s Back Room (Lusby) – 5 p.m.

• Bent Nickel Anderson’s Bar (Avenue) – 8:30 p.m.

• Captain John DB McMillan’s (California) – 5:30 p.m.

• Four of a Kind VFW Post 10081 (Bel Alton) – 8:45 p.m.

• Karaoke with DJ Harry Big Dogs Paradise (Mechanicsville) – 7 p.m.

• 25th Hour Band Fatboys Country Store (Leonardtown) – 9 p.m.

• Open Mic Night Hula’s Bungalow (California) – 8 p.m.

• AYCD w/ DJ Harry Big Dogs Paradise (Mechanicsville) – 9 p.m.

• Wolf’s Blues Jam Beach Cove Restaurant (Chesapeake Beach) – 8 p.m.

• Crossfire Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (Lusby) – 9 p.m.


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It may be fairest to compare the Newtowne Players’ selection of one acts, which they’ll perform two weekends this month during their 2010 Footlight Festival, to a collection of blown up pet peeves; bad actors, self-obsessed strangers who sit next to us on airplanes, tax cheats, etc. In fact, some of the characters showcased by this year’s selections are so despicable that we can’t help but laugh as we jeer. But therein lies their charm. Annoying characters may be … well, annoying, but such is the stuff of great comedy, especially when done in short form. “Comedy always tends to play very well, especially going into the summer,” said producer Keith Williams, who’s also directing “The Hospital,” going on to explain that this year’s one acts were selected from a pool of regional and previously published talent, including four one acts from local authors. Williams said he was drawn to Mike Bajoreck’s “The Hospital” because of its Marx Brothers-like spin on a modern dramatic disaster unfolding at a local community theater, complete with inept actors and a director who seems unfit to tie his own shoelaces, much less guide a cast of half-wits to put on a production to save Pop’s hardware store. “The Hospital is sort of a salute to Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and the Marx Brothers. There is no rhyme or reason to it, so it’s like hell on wheels,” Williams said, laughing. “House of the Holy Moment,” Cary Pepper’s acclaimed 2007 play about a very informal church run by a pastor who’s a lot more like Al Bundy than Pope Benedict, touches on the more comic aspects of religion being tailored to make an especially lazy man profit while prophesizing. In “Relative Strangers,” author Sheri Wilner hits on a poignant point about how to be personable, as one of her characters asks questions of an unwitting flight companion as she

• DJ McNa$ty Big Dogs Paradise (Mechanicsville) – 8 p.m.


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By Linda Reno Contributing Writer James Tarlton, Pt. 2: His letter about the Battle of San Jacinto in Texas, April 21, 1836. “To see a mere handful of raw undisciplined volunteers, just taken from their ploughs and thrown together with rifles without bayonets no two perhaps of the same calibre, and circled only by two pieces of artillery, 6 pounders, and a few musketeers some with and some without bayonets, and some 40 or 50 men on horseback to meet the trained bands of the hero of so many victories -to see them, with trailed arms, marching to within some 60 or 70 yards of such an army at least doublt in number entrenched too behind a breast-work impregnable to


small arms and protected by a long brass 9 pounder to see them. I say do all this, fearless, and determined to save their country and their country’s liberty or to die in the effort was no ordinary occurence. “Yet such was their conduct and so irresistable was that Spartan phalanx, that it was not more than from fifteen to twenty minutes from our first fire until a complete rout of the enemy was effected; and such slaughter on the one side and such almost miraculous preservation on the other have never been heard of since the invention of gunpowder. The commencement of the attack was accompanied by the watch words, ‘Remember the Alamo, Laborde and Tampico’ at the very top of our voices, and, in some ten minutes we were in the full possession of the enemy’s encampment, cannon, all things, else, whilst his veterans were in the greatest possible disorder, attempting

Book Review

“Scent of the Missing” by Susannah Charleson

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breed that loves to work and doesn’t look scary to a small child or confused adult. Thus it was that Puzzle came to live with A valued member ofPhoto yourCourtesy household of Helen Charleson, a posse of Pomeranians, and has a big job. Carroll Beavers Patterson a handful of cats. He’s in charge of security, which It’s imperative that Search & Rescue he does well, but there’s dogs learn to work in a varimore. He’s also part vacuum ety of situations, so Charlecleaner, taste-tester in the son started immediately to kitchen, part psychiatrist, train Puzzle to understand entertainer, and exercise scents, avoid snakes, and machine. He doubles as remain comfortable around baby-sitter in a pinch, and if other dogs and firemen. allowed on the sofa, he’s an Meanwhile, Charleson was interior decorator. learning to trust her dog. Best news: he works While there was no for cheap. All he needs are doubt that Puzzle loved her treats, a behind-the-ear job, Charleson always wonskritch, and a “good boy, dered if Puzzle loved her. good job” now and then. Was it enough that she could No doubt, it’s a dog’s “read” her dog and underlife but in the new book stand Puzzle’s body lan“Scent of the Missing” by Susannah guage, or was Charleson missing someCharleson, you’ll meet a pup whose job thing? When illness and injury struck, is a life-or-death matter. she learned the answer. As a flight instructor hired to do With thoughtfully poetic prose, overhead searches, Susannah Charleson careful observance, and nail-biting case became interested in Canine Search & stories, author Susannah Charleson will Rescue (SAR). At first, she volunteered make every dog owner see their furball as an assistant in trail, whose job is to at the end of the couch in a different follow the dogs and handlers, record ob- light. servations, and call in important finds. Your pooch has a good sniffer. It was fascinating, and it wasn’t Could he go CSI with you? long before Charleson began to think Probably not. Within this memoir, about having her own SAR dog. Charleson gives readers a sense of how “On any given day in America,” she much time, effort, dedication, and dissays, “there are as many as one hundred comfort goes into becoming a SAR team thousand active missing persons cases.” member. Though she can’t help but make Because dogs have way more scent re- everything seem exciting and just a tiny ceptors in their noses than humans do, bit glamorous, she also points out that and because dogs are willing to climb, 80% of SAR class members quit before slink, and tunnel through places we can’t the class is half over. go, police and sheriff’s departments ofI loved “Scent of the Missing” and ten go to the dogs. I think that, even if you’ve got a couch As you might imagine, though, not pup-tato whose sole reason for being is every dog is cut out for SAR. After con- to shed on the cushions, you’ll love it, sulting teammates and breeders, Charle- too. son settled on a Golden Retriever, a Seek. Good job.

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by flight to save their lives. return to peace and quiet“I happened to be so ness to their homes, and yet placed in the regiment, to make bread sufficient for which I was attached, that I their support. Santa Anna was enabled to be the third has agreed to send all his men, who entered the entroops home and to deliver to trenchment, which I soon us their arms, ammunition, left in company with the balmoney, and all other public ance of the regiment in purproperty, and to acknowlsuit of the defeated enemies edge our Independence and of the Texian liberty. I feel Separation from Mexico. He confident, that I do not exand his principal officers aggerate, when I state their will of course be held as loss in killed as nearly if not hostages until the fulfilment quite equal to the whole of of the treaty, and our army our number engaged; whilst will not be disbanded until we had only six killed on the Texas is safe, which I have spot and some twelve or fifno doubt will be in a few teen wounded… The number weeks, when I shall return to of our prisoners has not yet Kentucky with the intention been officially announced, San Jacinto Memorial, near Houston, of making arrangements for but I should suppose it to be world’s tallest war memorial permanently settling in this nearly if not quite 600, many country.” of whom are wounded. So By 1838 Col. Tarlton complete has been our triwas living in Ft. Bend Counumph and their defeat, that my antipathy to them ty. He moved to Fannin County in 1858 where he has subsided, and I can now commiserate their died April 4, 1861. His only child, Robert Price condition. Tarleton, born in Kentucky, January 1, 1833 died If the people of Texas shall act wisely, the in Fannin County, Texas in 1897. He served as a war is ended, and its terrified inhabitants may lieutenant in the Confederate Army.

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Cartoon Crazy By Shelby Oppermann Contributing Writer My husband and I were trying to find one of the cartoon channels on Saturday morning. Sometimes the news gets overwhelming by the time you get to the second hour. He commented that he just wanted to watch something mindless. The hard part was finding the old cartoons like Bugs Bunny, The Roadrunner, or Tom and Jerry. We searched through channels upon channels seeing all sorts of new cartoons with characters that all had large heads and big eyes: cartoon versions of Precious Moments. They all looked the way I did when my eyes were dilated at the eye doctor’s a few weeks back. In fact, I remember looking in the car mirror and thinking that I looked just like a Precious Moments figurine. Not that there is anything wrong with Precious Moments – it was just weird looking like one. Sometimes it is wonderful going mindless. A sunny Saturday morning with Bugs Bunny on makes the whole world seem right. You can’t help but laugh at all the antics. I bet if the cartoon channel did a survey, they would find that more adults watch the old cartoons than children. But no one will admit to it, except me…and my husband, by default. My favorite cartoon was the one where Yosemite Sam was going to cook Bugs Bunny in his oven, Bugs kept getting out of the oven to get things like, ice chairs, and a bottle opener. Then Bugs gets out again and tells Yosemite Sam that girls are waiting for him inside. After Yosemite dresses up and jumps in, Bugs checks on him to find that there really is a party going on down inside the oven and jumps in himself. Must be my



love of miniatures again; looking through a small window at treasures. I have actually hoped over the years that when I opened my oven there would be a party going on. I guess I would be the perfect Alice in Wonderland searching for a rabbit hole to jump down. The claustrophobia could be a problem. I’ve never been a fan of the nighttime cartoons – too much life like. I want Daffy Duck humiliating himself, or Tweety fooling Sylvester. I think a good Roadrunner cartoon can brighten any day. The cartoon movies of today are pretty funny and usually have several different layers of meaning for many age groups. Bugs Bunny had some of that too – once in awhile throwing out a barb connected to the events of the day. There was violence in the old cartoons and lots of characters blowing up, but there was not as much mouthiness as in today’s cartoons. It was respectful violence. Johnny Quest, Speed Racer, or Scooby Doo are good examples. I believe there is a difference. Some of the cartoons I watched with my sons had begun to change into a “talk-back” mode. Did society change to that and the cartoons followed, or did the cartoons kids watch stretch their limits and kids internalized that mode of speech. I guess everything in media changed. I still get upset when I see the new punch buggy commercials where kids are hitting adults. On Facebook there is an application to make a cartoon picture of yourself. I keep thinking I might try that sometime. Then I could live in a Bugs Bunny world; blue skies and green grass forever. Watch out Yosemite Sam. To each new day’s adventure, Shelby Please send comments or ideas to: shelbys.

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The fall sports season saw a lot of pleasant surprises to kick off the 2009-10 school year for St. Mary’s County athletes. One in particular was the Great Mills football team, the same one that went winless for the entire 2007 and 2008 seasons. Led by a mix of youth and focused upperclassmen, the Hornets wasted Photo By Frank Marquart no time breaking 20-game Basil Moye scored the winning touchdown as the Great their streak Mills football team won the county championship over losing by shutting out Chopticon 12-8. Thomas Stone 60 Labor Day weekend. The Hornets would eventually go on to win five games (their most since 2006) and claim the County championship by defeating Leonardtown and Chopticon in consecutive weeks. Also on the gridiron, the St. Mary’s Ryken football team improved from one win in their first varsity season to four in 2009, including playing their first games in St. Mary’s County. While the new campus stadium was under construction, the Knights played home games at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, shutting out Sidwell Friends (27-0) and Mt. Zion Baptist (40-0) for two home wins. The Leonardtown and Chopticon field hockey teams also had successful seasons. Aside from battling each other in a memorable 3-2 win for the Raiders late in the season, both teams earned the top seed in their respective regions for the playoffs. However, the season came to a disappointing end for both as the Braves lost a 4-3 double overtime

round sweep of Annapolis with mostly underclassmen playing key roles in their success. Soccer saw the Leonardtown girls earn another SMAC crown, but the Raiders were unable to repeat as state champions, falling to South River 3-0 in the 4A East semifinal round.

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Brittany Norris and the Great Mills volleyball team won six matches and a playoff game under new head coach Deedra Earl. Photo By Chris Stevens

Rachel Lynn and the Leonardtown girls’ soccer team won their second straight SMAC title.

The Leonardtown boys did not win SMAC, but they did enjoy a memorable ride to the 4A East championship game. After blanking Arundel 3-0, the Raiders came up against their nemesis Severna Park, who defeated Leonardtown 1-0 in the 2008 4A East final. The Raiders gained their revenge as Shawn Medzinski’s header in double overtime stunned the Falcons and sent the Raider crowd into a frenzy. Leonardtown then gave top-seeded Broadneck all they could handle in the finals, but the Bruins escaped to the state semifinals with a 1-0 victory.

SOFTBALL SCHEDULE Thurs., June 10 Men’s Over 40 League (All games start at 6 p.m.) Hole in the wall vs. Seabreeze at Tippett’s Field Hobos vs. Tri-County Aire at Back Road Inn All Star Utility at Anderson’s Bar Clements vs. Park Sunoco at Knight Life Rita B’s at Captain Sam’s Men’s Slowpitch League Bookkeeping by Blanche vs. Budweiser at Captain Sam’s, 6:30 p.m. Back Road Inn vs. Hi Octane at Knight Life, 6:30 p.m. Pax Bombers vs. VFW 2632 at Chancellor’s Run, 6:30 p.m. The Green Door/Cullison’s vs. American Legion at Ridge American Legion, 6:30 p.m. Grid Iron Grill vs. Chaney’s at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m.

Fri., June 11 Young Men’s League Dew Drop Inn vs. Flash Point at Anderson’s Bar, 6:30 p.m. Captain Sam’s vs. Seabreeze/BRI at Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m. Gary Gray Athletics vs. Quade’s at Captain Sam’s, 6:30 p.m.

Sun., June 13

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The Leonardtown boys’ soccer team, led by Brendan Powell, advanced to the 4A East finals before losing to Broadneck 1-0.

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Young Men’s League Quade’s vs. Cryer’s at Back Road Inn, 3 p.m. Quade’s vs. Seabreeze/BRI at Back Road Inn, 4:30 p.m. Cryer’s vs. Seabreeze/BRI at Back Road Inn, 6 p.m. Captain Sam’s vs. Dew Drop Inn at Chancellor’s Run, 6 p.m. Gary Gray Athletics vs. Flash Point at Anderson’s Bar, 6 p.m.

Mon., June 14 Women’s League Bud Light vs. Southern at 7th District Park, 6:30 p.m. Back Road Inn vs. Chesapeake Custom Embroidery at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m. Bella Salon vs. Mix It Up at Knight Life, 6:30 p.m. Captain Sam’s at Anderson’s Bar, 6:30 p.m. Moose Lodge vs. Knockouts at The Brass Rail, 8 p.m. Women’s Over 30 League Moose Lodge vs. Hole in the wall at Tippett’s Field Captain Sam’s vs. Raley’s at Chancellor’s Run S&J Heating vs. Ryce Electric at Moose Lodge Hurricanes at Back Road Inn

Leonardtown’s Michelle Robinson whacks the ball during the 4A East playoffs. The Raiders field hockey team earned a top seed, but lost to Annapolis in the first round.

thriller to Northern in the 3A South quarters and the Raiders fell 4-0 to A n n ap ol i s in the 4A East quarPhoto By Chris Stevens terfinals. VolSarah Jenkins moves the ball downfield for Chopticon, who won eight games and a top seed in the l e y b a l l s a w field hockey playoffs. Leonardtown continue to occupy a space in the top portion of the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference standings and came within two sets of the 4A East title game, losing to eventual state champion Broadneck 3-1 in the region semifinals. Also, the Great Mills volleyball team experienced a renaissance under SMAC coach of the year Deedra Earl. The Hornets won six matches in 2009, including a first


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Tues., June 15 Photo By Frank Marquart

Tyler Ostrowski won the 3A South region and 3A state championship races in cross-country this past fall. Veronica Peters and the Leonardtown volleyball team made the 4A East semifinals before losing to Broadneck 3-1.

Photo By Frank Marquart

Aside from team sports, individual stars shined on cross-country courses in Southern Maryland – and beyond. Leonardtown’s Jessica Gass began her remarkable running season by winning the SMAC girls’ championship held at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood. The Raider boys and girls also swept the team championships at Greenwell. Also at Greenwell, Tyler Ostrowski began his remarkable three-week run to state glory. After finishing second to Northern’s Ryan O’Connor at the SMAC meet, Ostrowski beat his rival at the 3A South Region championship and went on the win the 3A State Championship in Howard County.

Men’s Slowpitch League Chaney’s vs. Hi Octane at Knight Life, 6:30 p.m. Budweiser vs. The Green Door/Cullison’s at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m. VFW 2632 vs. American Legion at Ridge American Legion, 6:30 p.m. Pax Bombers at Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m. Grid Iron Grill vs. Bookkeeping by Blanche at Chancellor’s Run, 8 p.m.

Wed., June 16 Women’s League Bella Salon vs. Knockouts at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m. Back Road Inn vs. Xtreme at Chancellor’s Run, 6:30 p.m. Captain Sam’s vs. ABC Liquors at Chancellor’s Run, 6:30 p.m. Anderson’s vs. Southern Maryland Physical Therapy at Anderson’s Bar, 6:30 p.m. Mix It Up vs. Bud Light at Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m. Chesapeake Custom Embroidery vs. Somerville Insurance at Chancellor’s Run, 8 p.m.


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Southern Maryland Tennis Cup Series The Southern Maryland Tennis Cup aims to promote competitive and fun local tennis play in the tri-county area, where players earn points for participating in local events. Players with the highest cumulative point total at the end of the year will be acknowledged as the Cup winners. USTA membership not required. Check website for all tournament events, cost, registration forms and to learn about the point system for the following events:

St. Mary’s College Open 2010 – July 3-5, 2010

(POC: Derek Sabedra, 410-610-4300 or email:

USTA Tennis Senior Leagues St Mary’s County USTA Tennis League is looking for Captains and 3.0 & 3.5 rated players for senior men, women and mixed doubles teams. Season runs from June-August. Must be a USTA member and have reached fifty (50) years of age prior to, or during, the 2010 calendar year. Contact Mai-Liem Slade if interested, mlslade@ or 301-481-2305.

Tennis Social Doubles Social Doubles for Adults is held twice weekly and consists of informal doubles matches, put together by the site coordinator, based on that day’s attendance. All who show up will get to play. • 5 P.M. Sundays at Leonardtown High School, May 27th through August. Contact Cris Sigler at 410-326-6383 or • 5 P.M. Thursdays at Great Mills High School, June 6th through September. Contact Bob Stratton at 443-926-2070 or The league fee is $25 for the Leonardtown site and $30 for the Great Mills site. Fees include court costs and balls. No registration is required. Third Leg of the Southern Maryland Tennis Cup Series is the St. Mary’s College Open Tournament which will be held on July 3-5th. Point of Contact, Derek Sabedra, 410-610-4300, email ddsabedra@ or please go to for further up to date information! Registration is currently ongoing. Southern Maryland USTA sanctioned Juniors Tennis Tournament 2010 – July 2125th at St. Mary’s College – inaugural tennis event! Point of contact, Derek Sabedra, 410610-4300 or email or you can register at www.tennislink.usta. com/tournaments. The tournament identification number is 302761310. Registration is currently ongoing. St. Mary’s College Tennis Clinics for beginners, intermediate, and advanced junior players will be held for two weeks. July 26th-July 29th from 6:00-to 8:00pm and August 2nd to August 5th, 6:00-8:00. Point of Contact, Derek Sabedra, 410-610-4300 or email Instructor: Giac Tran.

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Sports News St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Announces St. Mary’s Co-Ed Adult Dodgeball League

Full out adrenaline can best describe the thrill of playing in this exciting dodgeball program. That’s right, dodgeball, everyone’s favorite playground game. Re-live those childhood memories while getting a great work out. Teams of all skill levels welcome. Information: • Co - Ed League: Ages 18 and up • Team registration form and $250 team fee are due June 28 at the Recreation & Parks office located in Leonardtown or through online registration https://recreation.stmarysmd. com/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wb1000.html?wbp=1 • A team must have at least one male and one female player on each team • 10 team tee shirts are included with the league fee • Team fee: $250 (Minimum 7/maximum 10) Game Information: • Wednesdays, July 7 - August 25 • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • Carver Recreation Center There will be a Managers meeting on June 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Leonard Hall Recreation Center. Please call Kyle Kebaugh at (301) 4754200 extension 1803 or email kyle.kebaugh@ for more information.

Flounder fishing to top CCA Chapter Meeting Keith McGuire, a veteran Solomons area flounder angler, will discuss “Finding and Catching Flounder” at the June meeting of the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Patuxent River Chapter. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, at the St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge #2092, 45779 Fire Department Lane, California. McGuire will share proven techniques for fishing for flounder and areas in the Patuxent River that hold these popular fish. The meeting is free and open to the public. Wings, other food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. for those attending the meeting.

Soccer Goalkeeping Camps Accepting registrations Gretton Goalkeeping will offer its 8th Annual Summer Goalkeeper Soccer Camp Series beginning the week of June 21st through the week of August 16th. Various locations offered in the Southern Maryland Area. Camps run 4 days each week at various hours of the day. All ages and skill levels welcome! Field player training offered as well by separate field player instructor. For questions or to reserve your spot, please call 301-643-8992 or email

Sabres Hockey Club Looking for players The Southern Maryland Sabres are looking for more Bantam age players (1996-1997) for travel and recreational teams for the 2010-2011 season. Please contact Sabres President Joe Bowling at for more information or visit

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Lear Wins First Potomac Race in 2010 Kassiris Collects First Street Stock Main

By Doug Watson Potomac Speedway BUDDS CREEK – Severna Park’s Kyle Lear was triumphant in last Friday night’s 30lap Potomac/Winchester Challenge event for the Limited Late Models at Potomac speedway. In scoring his first feature win of the season, and 9th career at the speedway, the defending Hagerstown Speedway Late Model sportsman track champion became the seventh different winner in the class in the seven races run this season. Stevie Long and Ed Pope, both winners at the track this season, brought the field down to the initial green flag. Long got the jump at the start as he blasted into the race lead. As Long lead effortlessly, 13th-starting Lear was on the move. Lear entered the top five by the 10th lap and then reached second by lap 20, setting his sights on leader Long. A lap 23 caution set the stage as Lear drove to the top of the speedway on the ensuing restart to take the race lead. Lear would then go on to lead the remaining circuits to post the $1000 win. “It sure does feel good to finally get a win down here,” Lear stated. “We’ve really been

struggling this year, but Moe (DeFino) and all the guys never gave up and that’s why we’re here tonight.” The lap 23 caution gave Lear the needed opportunity for the win. “I knew we were good on restarts,” he said. “My car wasn’t really that good on the top but that’s where it was working the best, and it all worked out for us.” Long hung on for second, defending class champion Tommy Wagner Jr. was third, Sommey Lacey collected fourth and Ed Pope completed the top five. Heats for the 23 cars on hand went to Pope, Long and Lacey. In the 16-lap street stock feature, Troy Kassiris captured his first feature win of the season. Kassiris took the lead on lap-four of the event after two-time winner and race leader, Kurt Zimmerma pulled up lame with engine problems. Kassiris would then lead the remaining laps to post the win over Jason Murphy, with Scott Wilson taking third, Teddy Dickson fourth and Tony Archer completing the top five. The lone heat went to Kassiris. In other action, Russell Erwin drove to his second feature win of the season in the 20lap Modified headliner, John Latham rolled

to win number two of the season and career 24th in the 15-lap Hobby Stock main and veteran Larry Fuchs annexed his third feature win of the season in the 20-lap Strictly Stock feature.

Limited Late Model feature results (30 laps)

1. Kyle Lear 2. Stevie Long 3. Tommy Wagner Jr. 4. Sommey Lacey 5. Ed Pope 6. Ben Bowie 7. Paul Cursey 8. Brandon Long 9. Bubby Tharp 10. PJ Hatcher 11. Chris Eaton 12. Kris Holliday 13. Alan Canter 14. Kenny Moreland 15. Chuck Cox 16. Glenn Elliott 17. Derrick Quade 18. Steve Kent 19. David Williams 20. Trever Feathers 21. Mike Latham 22. Dennis Lamb 23. Tanner Kerr (DNS)

Street Stock feature results (16 laps)

1. Troy Kassiris 2. Jason Murphy 3. Scott Wilson 4. Teddy Dickson 5. Tony Archer 6. Donnie Smith 7. Kurt Zimmerman 8. Kyle Nelson (DNS) 9. Mike Reynolds (DNS)

Second Team Designated Hitter Brandon Teston, junior, Great Mills Utility Player Jonathan Nagy, senior, Chopticon

Boys’ Lacrosse First Team Attackman Brandon Lutz, senior, Leonardtown Defender Nathan Cucklanz, senior, Leonardtown Second Team Attackman Nick Finnegan, senior, Leonardtown Midfielder Dustin Carney, senior, Leonardtown Midfielder Nolan Stewart, senior, Leonardtown Defender Brian Oeschel, junior, Leonardtown

Girls’ Lacrosse Coach of the year Ken McIlhenny, Leonardtown First Team Attacker Christina Ferrara, senior, Leonardtown Attacker Loren Day, sophomore, Leonardtown Midfielder Taelar Errington, senior, Leonardtown Midfielder Kate Finkleston, sophomore, Leonardtown Defender Molly Nantz, junior, Leonardtown Defender Kaitlyn

By Keith McGuire Contributing Writer There is a very handy tool on the internet that everyone should use when planning their next fishing trip. It is a website developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration called Tides and Currents. This site has tide prediction tables for every location imaginable at The benefit to anglers of knowing the high and low periods of local tides has been extolled by sports writers for years. I never leave home without checking this website. Another feature on this website is an animated 24 hour forecast of wind speeds and directions for the Chesapeake Bay called “Wind Forecast Guidance.” It is one nifty piece of animation that explains which way the wind will blow hour-by-hour with color coded arrows indicating approximate speed. You can find it by exploring the site’s Chesapeake Bay Operational Forecast System. I’ve been on many fishing trips where folks grouse about inaccurate wind forecasts. They would say things like, “Good grief! The forecast was for 10 – 15 knot winds. What are we supposed to do, add the numbers together?” By checking this forecast before leaving home you will know what to expect on the Bay, not in Leonardtown. I’ve found it to be surprisingly accurate. Fishing continues to improve, although some local anglers are having trouble with the transition to summer patterns. The Bay is in transition from cool to warmer water at this time every year. New species of bait fish arrive in the Bay as rockfish and other predator fish make their migrations through the estuary. The entire ecosystem seems to change. If you’re not ready for it, and prepare accordingly, you’ll be left thinking that there are too few fish to be caught. In the rivers and creeks a lot of smaller

First Team Pitcher William Pagliarulo, senior, Leonardtown Third baseman Brady Jameson, senior, Leonardtown

Tides Current and Wind croakers are being caught now, although a good number of fish over 14” are still being caught. Spot have made an unremarkable return, but can be found with some persistence. White perch are attacking small jigs and tiny crank baits around docks and grassy shore lines. Out on the Bay bluefish have also made a haphazard return. The fish that continues to be somewhat easy to catch is the rockfish. Small ½ oz. jigs with a small cha r t reuse or white sassy shad or twister Matt Hoehn tail seems to do the trick. Look for them around shoals, pilings and underwater structures. The fish that still can’t be found in good, fishable numbers is the flounder. A person can waste several hours trying to find them. Check the usual places: Cornfield Harbor, Eastern Shore channel edges and any shoal area with

drop-offs from 16 – 40 feet or more. It’s been said that 10 percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish. Remember the keys to catching fish and you will make your move toward the top 10 percent. First, you have to use the right lure for the season or good fresh bait. Second, plan your trip to coincide with the tides and currents in your area. Third, check the winds and weather forecasts for the right conditions. Fourth, approach the adventure with the right frame of mind. Expect to catch something and you probably will! Mark your calendars! I will be speaking at the next meeting of the Patuxent River Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. The presentation will be at 7:30 PM on June 23rd at the Elk’s Lodge on Chancellor’s Run Road in California. The meeting is open to the public. I will lead a discussion of flounder fishing in our area, complete with slides and informational handouts.

Keith has been a recreational angler on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for over 50 years, he fishes weekly from his small boat during the season, and spends his free time supporting local conservation organizations.

Lindsay, senior, Great Mills Defender Claire Tiffany, senior, Leonardtown Goalkeeper Christina Wettengel, senior, Leonardtown Second Team Attacker Katelyn Blondino, senior, Leonardtown Attacker Krystin Clark, senior, Great Mills Midfielder Anna Sparr, senior, Great Mills Midfielder Lauren Donovan, senior, Leonardtown Midfielder Candice Tawiah, junior, Great Mills Defender Caitlin Clarke, senior, Chopticon

Softball First Team Utility Player Tori Bradburn, senior, Great Mills Second Team Pitcher Veronica Peters, senior, Leonardtown First Baseman Cheyenne Faunce, sophomore, Chopticon Shortstop Monica Peters, junior, Leonardtown

Tennis Coach of the year Tom Korentsides, Chopticon Boys’ First Team Doubles John Virts, senior, Leonardtown Alex Keiter, senior, Leonardtown Second Team Singles Ryan Indgjer, junior, Chopticon Doubles

John Groeger, junior, Chopticon Jimmy Quade, junior, Chopticon Girls’ First Team Singles Hope Ironmonger, junior, Great Mills Dani Gorman, sophomore, Great Mills Mixed Doubles First Team Zach Maier, senior, Leonardtown Ashley Duvall, junior, Leonardtown

Girls’ Track and Field Coach of the year Shawn Snyder, Leonardtown First Team 1600 meters: Jessica Gass, senior, Leonardtown 3200 meters: Jessica Gass, senior, Leonardtown Long jump: Erin Kelly, sophomore, Leonardtown Shot put: Ashya Short, sophomore, Chopticon Second Team 400 meters: Rickita Smith, junior, Great Mills 1600 meters: Ashley Weston, junior, Leonardtown 300 hurdles: Teresa Paz, senior, Leonardtown 400 meter relay: Chopticon (junior Kerese Chase, junior Jocelyn Peissner, junior Abreellen Brown, senior Kristina Howard) 3200 meter relay: Leonardtown (junior Cara McLaughlin, senior Teresa Paz, junior Ashley Weston, senior Rachel Eversole) Long jump: Abreellen Brown, junior, Chopticon

WCAC Spring Honor Roll Baseball Second Team Catcher Brendan Burch, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Outfielder Devin Mackey, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Shortstop Bailey Buckner, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Honorable Mention Kyle Jensen, St. Mary’s Ryken Tyler Simms, St. Mary’s Ryken

Boys’ Lacrosse First Team Midfielder Will Fejes, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Midfielder Daniel Batong, junior, St. Mary’s Ryken Defender Chris Rixey, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Second Team Attackman Connor Cook, junior, St. Mary’s Ryken Midfielder Peter Martin, senior, St.

Mary’s Ryken Midfielder Aaron Gofreed, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Defender Dan Davis, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Honorable Mention Attackman Brian Frank, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Midfielder Austin Spaulding, junior, St. Mary’s Ryken Midfielder Hunter Wilson, sophomore, St. Mary’s Ryken Defender Matt Scott, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken

St. Mary’s Ryken Attacker Kaley Overstreet, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Midfielder Jackie Boone, freshman, St. Mary’s Ryken Midfielder Cassie Walter, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Defender Kelsey Roberts, junior, St. Mary’s Ryken Goalkeeper Kayla DeOca, sophomore, St. Mary’s Ryken Softball

Girls’ Lacrosse

First Team Stephanie Dameron, St. Mary’s Ryken Katie Delapaz, St. Mary’s Ryken Gabby Morgan, St. Mary’s Ryken

Second Team Attacker Angela Sperbeck, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Midfielder Jessica Worcester, junior, St. Mary’s Ryken

Second Team Danielle Nichols, St. Mary’s Ryken Hannah Gray, St. Mary’s Ryken Kelly Goldsmith, St. Mary’s Ryken

Honorable Mention Attacker Samantha Dodge, senior, St. Mary’s Ryken Attacker Chelsea Mummaugh, senior,

Honorable Mention Rachel Heinze, St. Mary’s Ryken Jordan Auginbaugh, St. Mary’s Ryken Emily Keller, St. Mary’s Ryken


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Winter Review

Unlikely Wrestling Champ Stands Alone in Winter Season By Chris Stevens Staff Writer

back in 1976. Also winning SMAC champions Ryken gave top-seeded Huntingtown all On the girls’ side, all four teams had were Leonardtown’s Sam Corey at 119 pounds it could handle before the Hurricanes pulled varying degrees of success, with the Great and Alec Pence of Chopticon in the 171-pound out a 7-4 victory in the Mills girls being the biggest When the high school wrestling season class. Southern region first surprise of them all. Lackstarted in St. Mary’s County, there were sevThe SMAC indoor track meet saw each round game. ing the offensive firepower eral wrestlers between the three public high county public school claim a championship. In the pool, the present in previous years, the schools thought to be state championship Chopticon had Tyler Ostrowski, who de- Leonardtown boys and Hornets scratched and clawed material. spite the stomach flu won the 3200-meter race, girls found competition their way to 12 wins, the most Leonardtown’s Martez Allen wasn’t one and Cody Jarboe who won the long jump with hard to come by, as both of any team in the county. of them, but lo and behold, Allen completed a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches. Jessica Gass won teams went undefeated On the boys’ side, the a Cinderella journey through the 4A-3A 152 three gold medals for Leonardtown, winning in claiming the conferHornets had one of the most pound Division, becoming the only athlete the 800, 1600 and 3200-meter girls races. ence crowns, and yes – dramatic one-season turnfrom St. Mary’s County and the Southern Great Mills senior Derrick Petett checked in the Raider girls still have arounds in recent memory. Photo By Frank Marquart After losing 19 games in the Maryland Athletic Conference to win a state the shot put crown, with his winning attempt yet to lose a conference Brendan Lussell and the Leonardtown 2008-09 season, the Hornets wrestling crown. going nearly four feet farther than that of the meet in team history. Aside from Allen being the only state second place finisher, North Point’s Connor On the basketball swim teams had a successful 2010 won 17 games and spent their winner, several county wrestlers won SMAC Crowell. court, the St. Mary’s season, winning both the boys and quest in making the 4A State championships at North The St. Mary’s Ryken ice Ryken boys set a school girls’ conference championships. Playoffs on the road. Point High School in Febhockey team, under first-year head record for wins in a seaAfter a ruary. Chopticon’s Stephen coach Chris son with 18, f irst-round Cannon won the first conPalombi, made although they were upset in the victory over ference crown of his distheir presence WCAC quarterfinals. Meade (69-57), tinguished career, claiming known in the the Hornets the 152-pound class. MSHL’s ulmade two trips Leonardtown’s Mark t r a- comp et ito Glen BurBohanan’s heavyweight tive Southern nie, defeating conference title became a Division. The North County family affair as he joined his Knights won (67-62) and father, Delegate John Boseven games Glen Burnie Photo By Chris Stevens hanan as a SMAC champi(68-56) High Photo By Frank Marquart and made the Defenseman Matt Scott, right, on. Delegate Bohanan won Stephen Cannon closed out regional play- led the St. Mary’s Ryken ice School in relathe 188-pound weight class a stellar SMAC career by offs for the first hockey team to seven wins and tively hostile when St. Mary’s Ryken was winning the 152-pound title time in school their first state playoff appearenvironments a member of the conference at North Point. history. to advance to ance in school history. the 4A East RePhoto By Frank Marquart gional champiForward Mykel Harris helped onship game. the Great Mills boys’ basketThe Horball team win 17 games and nets’ region play in the 4A East regional title dreams finals, losing to Old Mill. came to an end at the hands of Photo By Chris Stevens guard-heavy Old Mill, who advanced to the Kai Smith and the St. Mary’s Ryken boys’ hoops team won 18 games in state semifinals with a 76-54 win on March 6. 2009-10, most in school history.

Blue Crabs

Blue Crabs Fall to Newark in 12 Innings

The Blue Crabs dropped their second extra-inning game of the season, losing 6-3 in 12 innings to the Newark Bears on Tuesday night at Regency Furniture Stadium. Newark RHP Greg Reinhard earned his first win of the season, pitching a scoreless 10th and 11th before his offense put up three runs in the 12th. Fellow righty Mike Loree started for the Bears, allowing two runs in six innings while striking out seven. RHP Kenny Rayborn (3-3) had a fantastic start for the Crabs, surrendering just one run on eight hits in 6.1 innings pitched. However, he had a no decision and righthanded reliever Chris Mobley (2-2) was tagged with the loss. The Blue Crabs drew first blood in the second with consecutive home runs by first baseman Eric Crozier and centerfielder Jeremy Owens. Crozier is now tied for the Atlantic League lead in homers with eight, while Owens has four. Newark cut the Crabs

lead in half when centerfielder James Cooper scored from third on a double play ground out by rightfielder Kennard Jones in the fifth. The Bears took the lead in the eighth as Jones and pinch runner Nook Logan scored on an RBI ground out by second baseman Paddy Matera and an RBI single by leftfielder John-Ford Griffin, respectively. The 3-2 edge didn’t last long though, as third baseman Patrick Osborn crushed a leadoff home run, his fourth of the season, to right field in the bottom of the inning. The game stayed tied for the next three innings before the Bears broke loose in the 12th. With one out, Jones drew a walk and stole second. Three batters later, Jones scored on Matera’s RBI double to right. Griffin followed with a two run double, scoring designated hitter Scott Spiezio and Matera. LHP Matt Smith made his first relief appearance of the season and earned the save.

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Competitive Spring Closes Out High School Season By Chris Stevens Staff Writer

As the high school sports season drew to a close, several sports teams at the four local high schools were serious competitors for a championship of some kind. While few went further than others, each high school had at least two teams win one playoff game this past month, a tribute to the consistency across the board of the coaches and their athletes. Topping the list was the Leonardtown girls’ lacrosse team, who won their fifth straight Southern Maryland Athletic Conference title in grand style, going 12-0 in the regular season, 10-0 in conference play. The Raiders also defeated Chesapeake High 11-6 in the 4A East quarterf inals Photo By Chris Stevens and jumped out Christina Ferrara led the to a 2-0 lead on Leonardtown girls’ lacrosse Broadneck in the team to a perfect regular semifinals before season and their fifth straight the Bruins took a 15-8 decision, SMAC title. handing Leonardtown its first and only loss of the season. Just a couple of minutes up Route 5, the St. Mary’s Ryken girls’ lacrosse team had a very successful season of their own, winning nine regular season games and a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference quarterfinal match as well. Both Ryken’s boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams had a home-away-from-home situation as they played their home games at St. Mary’s College while their brand-new campus stadium was finishing up construction this spring. The Ryken boys, WCAC finalists last spring, won 14 games in 2010, including a 63 win over Paul VI in the quarterfinals, but lost a thriller to eventual con ference champion Gonzaga 10-9 in the semifinals. Photo By Chris Stevens On the Daniel Batong and the St. Mary’s tennis court, Ryken boys’ lacrosse team won St. Mary’s 14 games and advanced to the County was WCAC semis this past spring. well represented in the regular season and SMAC championship meet. The Leonardtown tennis team won the regular season championship with a 12-0 mark, but it was Great Mills who stunned most observers by winning the conference championship meet, edging La Plata and Leonardtown by one and four points respectively.

Chopticon also finished in the top five with 12 points, and the Braves’ Ryan Indgjer also made an appearance in the state tournament at the University of Maryland – College Park. Track and Field was dominated by the Leonardtown girls who – you guessed it – went undefeated in the regular season and also won the conference meet, finishing 24 points ahead of second place North Point. The Raider girls also won the 4A East Regional championship. Jessica Gass closed out her SMAC career by winning the 1600 and 3200-meter events. She also finished third in the Photo By Frank Marquart 3200 at the 4A Jessica Gass closed out her State meet at Morgan State running career at LeonardU n i v e r s i t y . town with two more SMAC Two other con- titles in the 1600 and 3200 ference athletes meter races. won individual SMAC championships – Erin Kelly of Leonardtown won the girls’ long jump event and Chopticon’s Ashya Short won the girls’ shotput title. On the baseball and softball diamonds, Chopticon fielded two ultracompetitive teams that won playoff games. The baseball team held off Thomas Stone 4-3 and the softball team clobbered Potomac 31-0 Photo By Frank Marquart before they both fell Domenic Cristaudo and to Northern in their the Chopticon baseball next 3A south playteam won 12 games off games. St. Mary’s and made the 3A South baseball semifinals before losing Ryken’s team, under first to Northern 2-0. year head coach Clarke Rollins, experienced a rebirth after a frustrating 2009 campaign. The Knights slugged their way to eight wins after failing to win a game the previous year. The Leonardtown baseball team surprised many by winning three road games in the 4A East playoffs against tough teams (Arundel, second-seeded Old Mill and North Point). Only Chesapeake was able to stop the Raiders’ drive for the state playoffs, winning the 4A East region crown by a score of 5-2.

Photo By Chris Stevens

Brady Jameson helped Leonardtown slug its way to the 4A East baseball finals before losing to Chesapeake.

THURSDAY June 10, 2010

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2010 Full Of Win

Sparling Appointed Interim Co. Attorney Story Page 6

Jones Family Helped by ‘Women Build’

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