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June 20, 2013


Gazette Calvert

Everything Calvert County

Dragon Boats Invading North Beach See Page 4

Community Seeks to Close Education Gap See Page 11

Treasurer Puts Community First Page 12

Superintendent Steps Down Page 3

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3 County News 8 Business 9 Education 12 Feature Story 14 Crime 15 Letters 15 Health 16 Obituaries 18 Community 19 Newsmaker 20 Entertainment 21 Games 21 Classifieds 22 Out & About 23 Games 23 Senior

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Calvert Superintendent Steps Down By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith will be resigning from his position with the county’s public schools. According to Board of Education President Eugene Karol, Smith accepted a position with the Maryland State Department of Education, headquartered in Annapolis. His announcement does not come as a complete surprise, Karol said. Smith has expressed interest in working for the state department of education before. Smith chose to exercise a clause in his contract that allows him to leave his position upon providing advance notice to the Board of Education, according to a Calvert County Public Schools press release. He will leave in August. Smith’s career in Calvert County Public Schools began in 1998, when he accepted a position as a middle school principal. He took the position of Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction in 2002 and former Superintendent Kenneth Horsmon appointed Smith deputy superintendent in 2003. Smith became superintendent on July 1, 2006, according to a biography on www.calvertnet. Smith said that he feels a “mixture of sadness and excitement about the change— sad to leave such a great organization and so many fine people, but excited to pursue other intriguing opportunities,” according to a press release. Smith indicated a need for more time

in his life as he and his wife, Gayle, recently welcomed their first grandchild, Henry, into the family on May 13. In his letter to the staff, Smith said he does not regret one hour he spent serving Calvert County Schools. “I have loved this work. My very best to every staff member, every student and to all the families who depend on our schools to teach their children and to the Board of Education as they guide the school system on behalf of the community,” he said in the letter. “He worked during a tough period and has done a good job,” Karol said. Smith helped the school system assimilate changes to Race to the Top and the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum and associated challenges. Much of the past three years, Smith has been involved in working to improve the components of the Third Wave of Educational Reform in Maryland ushered in by Race to the Top. His work along with colleagues from other counties and statisticians was instrumental in bringing about improvements in the complex and contentious state model for teacher and principal evaluation. The school system has enhanced and modernized many career and technology education programs so they meet the needs of students “who are graduating in this century, not the last one,” according to the press release. Smith led the planning and implementation of significant middle and high school STEM programs and his leadership in this area has resulted in revisions to curricula that integrate STEM units at the elementary and

Calvert’s Search for Planning Director Continues By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Since former Calvert County Department Community Planning and Building Director Chuck Johnston resigned in April, the county has advertised for experienced planning directors to lead the department. So far, they have received 21 applications, according to County Administrator Terry Shannon. The county will narrow the pool down to between five and eight for an interview, Shannon said. A panel comprised of engineers, architects, county government employees and possibly the St. Mary’s County director of planning will conduct interviews, which the county hopes to begin in July. Final recommendations will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval, Shannon said. When searching for a director of Community Planning and Building, the county wanted someone with experience who can come into the department and learn how things are done before making any changes. “They’ll be free to make adjustments as they see fit,” Shannon said. Calvert has been “fortunate” because planning directors generally hold the position for a while. Because the turnover rate is so low, Shannon has consulted with the planning director form St. Mary’s County to determine criteria for narrowing down candidates. For more information about the Department of Community Planning and Building, visit


Superintendent Jack Smith

middle school levels. “Dr. Smith’s leadership exemplifies the belief that a rigorous program of study combined with engaging, meaningful classrooms is the best way to help students become college and career ready,” according to the press release.

He has balanced fiscal challenges with system needs and helped to move Calvert County Public Schools forward. “It’s a very sad day for Calvert County,” said Calvert County Commissioner Jerry Clark. Smith has done a “tremendous job” as superintendent helping make improvements to the county education system during his tenure, Clark said. Students are encouraged to take Advanced Placement classes, to attend the Career and Technology Academy or even take college courses. An interim superintendent will be named from within existing school staff and the board will commence a nationwide search for a new superintendent, Karol said. “There are some very good people who might want to come to Calvert County,” he told the Calvert Gazette. Karol wishes Smith luck with his plans for the future. “He’s done a good job in Calvert County and will continue to do a good job when he goes,” he said.

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Design Challenge Winners –

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Photos by Sarah Miller Each group designed boards to model their plans.



In February, North Beach welcomed students from the University of Maryland School of Architecture to explore the town and help design a performing arts center that would fit in with North beach. The students submitted plans and designs for the Performing Arts Center and the seven top submissions were recognized and given awards at Town Hall on June 13. Professor Luis Diego Quiros Pacheco gave a presentation on how the design competition evolved into a studio of forty-two students studying North Beach and the impact of its relationship to the Chesapeake Bay on the town. Plans included buildings made of glass, buildings with moveable panels so they could be arranged to indoor and outdoor stages, centerpieces built around trees and ones that are extensions of the existing pier and boardwalk. “These are fantastic ideas,” said Town Councilman Ken Wilcox. The goal was to look at North Beach and design places that were in keeping with the atmosphere of North Beach. They had to deal with prob-

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lems unique to the area, such as flooding, the wetlands and the possibility of hurricanes, in addition to limited land area and parking challenges. Students looked at other towns with flooding issues, studying how they worked with rather than against the natural challenges. Some students put the arts center on stilts to prevent flooding and used the area underneath to accommodate a park area and outdoor venue. “Digesting the material is going to be a monumental task,” said North Beach Mayor Mark Frazer, adding the idea of working with the water is “radical” because the town has “always worked against it.” The Performing Arts Center committee will meet to go over the plans and decide what ideas are viable and what steps to take next, Frazer said. To view the designs and presentation visit 403northbeach.wordpress. com. There is opportunity on the website to leave comments on individual designs. The top seven exhibits will be on display at town hall through June 21 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information, call town hall at 301-855-6681.



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Food Stamp Usage on the Rise By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Food stamp usage and the money doled out to help families in need are both on the rise, with a 28.3 percent increase in benefits issued and a 42.2 percent increase in active food supplement program (FSP) households in Calvert County, according to statistics provided by the Maryland Department of Human Resources. A rise in families using FSP is normally counter-cyclical, according to Maryland Department of Human Resources Office of Programs Deputy Executive Director Vince Kilduff. The current upswing in clients doesn’t necessarily have a corresponding downswing in the economy. Additionally, usage increases in programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will not trend down as quickly as they go up, Kilduff said. The USDA uses the “Thrifty Food Plan” from the June “Cost of Food At Home” report as the basis for its SNAP benefits, said Maryland Department of Human Resources spokesperson Brian Schleter. In the June 2012 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) report, the non-ARRA adjusted benefit for a household

of four in 2013 would have been $628 per household. SNAP uses the plan for two children between the ages of 6 and 8 and 9 and 11, Schleter said. The process to receive aid has been simplified since the 1990s, Kilduff said, adding families that would qualify for aid often don’t because they believe they make too much money. “What you think can count against you doesn’t,” he said. They can help people who make up to 200 percent above the poverty line. Currently, 91 percent of eligible families are receiving a form of assistance, and more than 100,000 children receive food because of it. The Department of Human Resources places limits on what can be purchased using SNAP benefits. Food that can be purchased includes breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, meats, fish and poultry and dairy products. SNAP benefits can not be used to purchase alcohol, cigarettes, pet foods, soaps, paper products, vitamins, medicines, hot foods and household supplies, among other things. For more information, visit www.fns.

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Dragon Boats Coming to North Beach By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Dragon Boats, vendors and family friendly games – the first ever Dragon Boat Festival is coming to North Beach. Dragon Boat racing is “the fastest growing international team water sport today, featuring boats of sixteen paddlers and one drummer in a competition to paddle across the finish line with the fastest time. Dragon Boat Race Festivals are visuallyspectacular, exciting events held around the word,” according to www.endhungercalvert. org/dragonboat/. End Hunger Dragon Boat participants agreed to raise a minimum of $125 each. Each boat was $2,000. The purpose of this festival is to raise funds for End Hunger In Calvert County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping the willing become able and moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency. The idea came from a new prisoner at Chesapeake Church who had participated in Dragon Boat races in Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to End Hunger spokesperson a Jacqueline Miller. They decided to try hosting a race in Calvert County. Dragon Boats are a fundraising vehicle, Miller said. End Hunger In Calvert County serves as a food distribution warehouse for its eleven partner food pantries that serve over 700

families every week. In 2012, End Hunger In Calvert County distributed over 590,000 lbs of food, all completely free. In addition to the races, the festival includes entertainment, Family Zone, local craft vendors, and food and drinks from local restaurants and vendors. The community response has been “amazing,” Miller said. “They really latched onto the idea.” Each boat will run at least two races, with different cups – such as a Power Cup between SMECO and Constellation Energy and a Mayors Cup between the North Beach and Chesapeake Beach town councils. Event sponsors include SMECO, PEPCO, NRG, Constellation Energy and other local businesses. The Town of North Beach worked closely with End Hunger to host the Dragon Boats. “They’ve been the perfect partners,” Miller said. The Dragon Boats Festival starts June 22 at 9 a.m. Entry is free. For more information, visit dragonboat/.


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Leadership Southern Maryland Celebrates Class Of 2013


Fifth Group Graduates Prestigious Regional Nine-Month Leadership Development Program Many, throughout Southern Maryland, have been celebrating the proud graduates in their lives during recent weeks. Earning that diploma or that degree is a pivotal point in any graduate’s life and serves as a springboard to their future endeavors. For this year’s graduates of Leadership Southern Maryland’s regional nine-month leadership program, the Class of 2013, the celebration is one of both personal achievement and regional enrichment. The network of informed leaders continues to strengthen as the program finishes its fifth year. On May 3, a commencement ceremony was held at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa in Calvert County and the following graduates, from throughout the tri-county area, were honored:

Douglas Alves Martina Arnold Dawn Barrett Carmen Belen Amie Bothwell Leland Bradshaw Robin Burt Rebekah Carmichael Tania Dawson John Felicitas Anne Forrest Glenn Frank Rhiana Haney Louis Hari Charles Jackson Gladys Jones Holly Kellogg Kristina Moore Donna Nestor Gregory Olson Edward Otten Christopher Oursler Kory Raftery Timothy Renz Robert Schaller Stephanie Simm Jonathan Sola Jacqueline Vaughn Kenneth Waldrop Lori Werrell Cheryl Wyatt

learned of the need for leadership development and collaboration in a multitude of areas. The ceremony featured guest speaker Eliot Pfanstiehl, CEO of The Strathmore and long-time facilitator of Leadership Maryland’s core program, who has become an integral part of the Leadership Southern Maryland program as well. Matt Scassero, a Leadership Maryland graduate, founding board member, past president and member of LSM’s Leadership Council, described Pfanstiehl as an engaging speaker and “a man with a wealth of knowledge about the state of Maryland.” He explained how Pfanstiehl is there at the beginning of the program to talk to class members about how to get the most out of their experience and is there at commencement to ask them ‘What now?’, encouraging them to apply their leadership skills in their communities in a tangible way. This year, he said, the class members Pfanstiehl put on the spot during the ceremony were able to provide thoughtful and thorough answers. Bert Johnston, current president of LSM, said, “Eliot is just a remarkable fellow and a natural leader, able to get into your head in the most wonderful way.” Scassero and Johnston shared the sentiment that Pfanstiehl’s connection to LSM is of great benefit for both the program itself and the participants who are able to learn from him. Members of the Class of 2013 shared some thoughts about completing the regional leadership program during the graduation ceremony, many acknowledging the friendships formed and memories made along the way. “I have been enlightened, educated and, at times, entertained. Now that I have experienced so much during this journey, I am forced out of my ‘bubble’ and compelled to do more within my community,” shared Martina Arnold, Development Director at the College of Southern Maryland. CPA and partner with Askey, Askey & Associates Glenn Frank stated, “The program opened my eyes to the prevailing cooperative spirit that strives to bring balance and reinforcement to our community’s values.” “I am always amazed to find out how much I still don't know about this region that has been my professional and personal home for over 17 years,” said Director of Health Connections at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

After selection for the Leadership Southern Maryland program, the Class of 2013 engaged with recognized leaders and delved into many pertinent regional issues such as energy and the environment, agriculture, housing and human services, public safety, economic and workforce development, education, technology and defense industry, community health and diversity. Through a series of workshops and behindthe-scenes visits to important facilities in the region, the group gained a greater understanding Guest speaker and CEO of The Strathmore, Eliot Pfanstiehl (left), and of their community and LSM Executive Director Karen Holcomb greet Class of 2013 graduate Bob Schaller (right) during a graduation ceremony held last month.

Photos by Alex Clarke Leadership Southern Maryland’s Class of 2013 is the fifth group to graduate the prestigious nine -month program. These 32 individuals are now part of a network of alumni, which celebrates leadership, service and mentoring throughout the region and understands the power of the collaborative spirit.

Lori Werrell. “I learned something in every session that I can use in my work and gained a network of colleagues I hope to continue to be in contact with long after this experience is over.” “LSM has equipped me with an abundance of knowledge, long lasting friendships, and a long list of things that I want to do to give back to the community,” stated Kristina Moore, Director of Human Resources for The Arc of Southern Maryland. “I will truly be thankful for all the laughs, all the tears, all the experiences, and the footprints made on my heart,” she added. Several others commented on the group’s many shared eye-opening experiences and their newly-sparked personal interests in volunteering and getting more involved in beneficial community and regional projects.

Scassero stated, “I continue to be impressed by the great participants we find year after year.” “For the fifth year, the Leadership Southern Maryland program has brought together a group of individuals from various educational and professional backgrounds and created a strong, connected network of leaders who will apply the leadership skills they’ve gained in dynamic ways that will benefit both their respective communities and the region as a whole,” said LSM’s Executive Director Karen Holcomb.

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Third Eye Comics Moves South

All About Baby Making Sonograms a Family Experience By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer When a woman goes to the hospital for a clinical ultrasound, she can normally only being one extra person, such as her husband. At All About Baby, owners Christina Prochownik and Danielle Langley welcome families to gather for their first chance to meet their newest family member. “It’s what you thought you’d be doing in ultrasound school,” Prochownik said. Langley and Prochownik both work full time at hospitals as medical sonographers with more than 15 years of combined experience. They take clients at All About Baby by appointment. The office is on the small side, but comfortable with couches and chairs to accommodate families and a big screen television so they can all get their very first look at the new baby. Parents can go home with pictures and videos of their baby, depending on the package they purchase. All About Baby is currently offering special pricing in honor of their grand opening on May 17, after a soft opening May 10. If they can’t determine the gender during the first visit, Prochownik said they welcome parents back for another try. The best images can be taken during the third trimester, between weeks 28 and 32. Ultrasounds at All About Baby are not diagnostic tools, Prochownik said. They are not meant to replace regularly scheduled ultrasounds at a doctor’s office. All About Baby is located at 995 North Prince Frederick Boulevard, Suite 100 in Prince Frederick. For more information, or to make an appointment, visit, email, call 410-610-2183 for weekday appointments or 301-904-9976 for weekend appointments.

Seeking a larger customer base and more room, Third Eye Comics moved from Prince Frederick to California in St. Mary’s County. Opening day on June 15 was busy, with 75 customers in line before they opened their doors and a line at least 20 deep at the register at least 20 deep until 3 p.m. “It was awesome,” said owner Steve Anderson. The California location is more centrally located for customers south of Prince Fredrick and in St. Mary’s County. Customers north of Prince Frederick tend to go to Third Eye Comic’s Annapolis location, Anderson said. For more information, visit

Photos by Sarah Miller The new Third Eye Comics location offers double the space for more merchandise.

Ryan Rhul helps organize the store during opening week.

Shaun Welch arranges comics on the shelves.

Summer with a Splash By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer

Photo by Sarah Miller

SUP2U Rentals Owners Mike and Jackie Pack have brought to life their idea of opening up a business in St. Leonard’s Creek, where they could encourage members of the Southern Maryland area to partake in the different the water-based activities they enjoy so much. SUP2U Rentals is about much more that renting water equipment. While the activities the Packs cater to are not very advanced, they are willing to teach anyone that wants to learn. “They could pick it up in about five or ten minutes,” Pack said. Not only do they offer the tools needed to have a good time on the water, the St Leonard Creek is a very calm, quiet area where those that come may even see the wildlife, Pack said. From osprey, to bald eagles, to different species of fish, SUP2U has it all. The water offers coves and inlets that can be paddled down and the seclusion makes the entire experience very different from what could be found in places like Solomons or Chesapeake Beach. Open in the summer, “as long as it’s warm, we’ll be

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Parents, Students Rally Around NHS Teacher By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Parents and students took the opportunity during public comment at the June 13 Board of Education meeting to protest the “recent forced resignation of [Seth] Cranford,” according to Lori Reeder, one of the five that spoke during the meeting. Board of Education President Eugene Karol cited Calvert County Public Schools open meeting policy, telling the speakers they could not discuss issues concerning specific employees with the public. According to Administrative Procedures for Policy #1110 (Administration) Regarding Board of Education Meetings “speakers may not discuss personnel matters, confidential matters, or issues pending in appeals to the Board or to the State Board of Education. Comments/concerns about individual staff members should be addressed through the Superintendent’s Office.” Speakers made efforts to omit Seth Cranford’s name from their comment while still addressing their concerns. In January, Seth Cranford was informed of complaints levied against him, according to his wife, Lea Cranford. He was informed around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day that he would be on administrative leave. He was asked to return to his teaching duties, but not his coaching duties, after five and a half weeks, Lea Cranford told the Calvert Gazette following the public comment section of the meeting. He tendered his resignation at the end of the school year. Lea Cranford did not speak during public comment. She and her husband are grateful for students’ and parents’ support, Lea Cranford told the Calvert Gazette during a later interview. Kama Friedman called Seth Cranford’s leaving the latest incident in a “virtual tornado” that hit Northern High School and lasted two years. She provided a copy of a petition containing 160 signatures protesting Seth Cranford’s departure. “I am here today to show my support for my Northern High School honors world history teacher to be reinstated in his position,” said Northern student Dominic Vasquez during public comment. “He was personally one of my favorite teachers that I ever had. He was an excellent teacher and he taught me a different way to look at history. If he isn’t reinstated, I think that not only will the students be missing but also the teaching staff.” Other speakers on behalf of Seth Cranford included Kerri Wildgrubber, Kathy Knight and Tom Fridman. Assistant Director of Human Resources Victoria Karol said she could not comment on Seth Cranford’s departure. Seth Cranford declined to comment.

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Calvert Bids Farewell to 84 Retirees Ellen Ash Calvert - Elementary School, Library Media Specialist Andrea Banks - Beach Elementary School, Vice Principal Louvenia Banks - Southern Middle School, Teacher Larry Barker - Northern High School, Vice Principal Joseph Blue - Plum Point Middle School, Bldg. Services Worker Chester Bourne - Calvert Country School, Bldg. Services Mgr. Doris Boyd - Sunderland Elementary School, Instructional Asst. Gwendolyn Brooks - Barstow Elementary School, Teacher Donna Brown - Human Resources, Secretary Donna Brown - Windy Hill Middle School, Teacher Leigh Bucca - Calvert Elementary School, Instructional Asst. Karen Burnett - Windy Hill Middle School, Principal Patrick Buzzerd - Northern Middle School, Guidance Counselor Janet Cord - Calvert High School, Nurse Elizabeth D'Agostino - Beach Elementary School, Instructional Asst. Donna Davis - Mutual Elementary School, Instructional Asst. Phyllis Dawkins - Southern Middle School, Instructional Asst. Sandra Derr - Southern Middle School, Teacher Linda Dillon - Windy Hill Elementary School, Food Services Worker James Donahue - Huntingtown High School, Instructional Asst. Doreen Donaldson - Barstow Elementary School, Teacher Bruce Elliott - Patuxent High School, Safety Advocate Jean Elliott - Plum Point Elementary School, Secretary Eric Ertley - Student Services Dept., Psychologist Zara Evans - Plum Point Elementary School, Teacher Donna Frostbutter - Plum Point Middle School, Instructional Asst. Patricia Gilbert - Mutual Elementary, School Secretary Florence Green - Calvert Elementary, School Building Services Worker Joel Griggs - Technology Department, Computer Technician Franklin Gross - Patuxent High School, Building Services Worker Judith Haines - Northern Middle School, Teacher Dwight Hall - Maintenance Dept., Plant Engineer Susan Hammond - Patuxent High School, Teacher John Hawkins - Windy Hill Elementary School, Bldg. Services Mgr. Teresa Haynes - Huntingtown Elementary School, Instructional Asst. Laurie Haynie - Calvert Elementary School, Principal Gloria Hicks - Calvert Middle School, Bldg. Services Asst. Mgr. Catherine Howanstine - St. Leonard Elementary School, Teacher Linda Howdyshell - Sunderland Elementary School, Food Services Worker Marcia Hubbard - Mutual Elementary School, Nurse Celesta Jones - Patuxent High School, Building Services Worker Mary Jones - Barstow Elementary School, Food Services Worker Denise Kent - Plum Point Elementary School, Instructional Asst. Linda King - Instruction Dept., Secretary Donna Kline - Calvert High School, Food Services Worker Annette Lagana - Special Education Dept., Director Susan Leannarda - Dowell Elementary School, Instructional Asst. Veronica Lubkin - Dowell Elementary School, Library Media Specialist Pamela Mackall - Southern Middle School, Teacher Sandra Malloy - Mt. Harmony Elementary School, Teacher Margaret McClelland - St. Leonard Elementary School, Teacher Mary McNamara - Mt. Harmony Elementary School, Teacher Cindra Mirales - Special Education Dept., IEP Clerk ShaRon Morsell - Beach Elementary School, Learning Specialist Patricia O'Brien - Northern High School, Secretary Leo Parker - Calvert High School, Head Night Custodian Wendelyn Phalen - Sunderland Elementary School, Teacher Gail Pike - Huntingtown Elementary School, Instructional Asst. Beverly Poole - Northern Middle School, Instructional Asst. Patricia Quinn - Student Services Dept., Secretary Roberta Reeves - Calvert High School, Guidance Counselor Barbara Reid - Career & Technology Academy, Instructional Asst. Albert Risner, Jr. - Career & Technology Academy, Teacher Carolyn Sacker - Northern Middle School, Teacher Adriane Sayles - Special Education Dept., Speech Language Pathologist William Sexton - Patuxent High School, Vice Principal Bernadette Stephenson - Appeal Elementary School, Principal William Stewart, Jr. - Calvert High School, Teacher Naomi Stratton - Patuxent Elementary School, Teacher Kathleen Suthard - Plum Point Middle School, Teacher Thomas Tereshinski - Northern High School, Teacher Audrey Thomas - Calvert Elementary School, Child Care Director Helen Thompson - Windy Hill Elementary School, Teacher Dawn Tucker - Special Education Dept., Reading Specialist William Turner - Maintenance Dept., Carpenter Foreman Judy Vaughn - Patuxent High School, Cafeteria Manager Margaret Vogel - Special Education Dept., NonPublic Specialist Patricia Washington - Mill Creek Middle School, Food Services Worker Benjamin Williams - Calvert High School, Teacher Jeniene Wishart - Windy Hill Middle School, Teacher Nancy Wolf-Fisher - Huntingtown Elementary School, Teacher Donna Young - Special Education Dept., Teacher Marjorie Zimmermann - Instruction Dept., Adult Project Coordinator Nancy Zinn - Finance Department, Supervisor

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

Photos by Sarah Miller ShaRon Morsell receives a plaque and retirement gift.

Jack Smith, left, and Eugene Karol present a plaque to Gwendolyn Brooks.

“I hope you have just the right amount of sitting at home and just the right amount of adventure,” said Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith to the 84 Retirees will be busier in retirement than they were while working for the schools, he said, but each day will be an adventure. Board of Education president Eugene Karol said retirements are happy and sad occasions, because it is never easy to say goodbye to old friends but he wishes them well during the next step in their lives. “Keep on going,” Karol said. “There’s a lot you can still do. You never want to retire,” he said.

Retiree John Hawkins is honored at the annual recognition celebration.

Board of Ed. Slows Elementary Redistricting Process By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Beach Elementary redistricting plans will likely not be implemented with the beginning of the new school year. In an effort to spend more time on the issue, the Board of Education president Eugene Karol suggested the board take no action on Beach Elementary School redistricting. Instead, he recommended Superintendent Jack Smith reconvene a redistricting committee, this time with additional elementary principals and school officials to give input. With more time to consider and advertise meetings, the board hopes to hear from more Chesapeake Beach community members. The vote was not unanimous. Board member Tracy McGuire believed redistricting options already before the board were viable. “I feel we shouldn’t delay, because I don’t think we’re going to get a better answer next year,” McGuire said. In addition to discussing the redistricting, the board received a sports update from Supervisor of Athletics Kevin Hook. During his presentation, Hook said an estimated 50 percent of Calvert County Public School students participate in athletics, though some of those students are counted twice because they play multiple sports. Teams in Calvert have taken 11 SMAC championships, 19 regional championships, three state championships and two state championships in unified sports, Hook said. Needs for the 2012-2013 school year include a need for trainers in all four high schools and the creation of a

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playoff system for middle school sports. A playoff system would allow students more games, and help determine a number one middle school in the county. Each school has 19 head coaching positions, Hook said. At Calvert High School, 13 coaches are staff members and six are emergency coaches. At Huntingtown, 19 coaches are staff members. At Northern, 11 are staff members and three are credentialed and five are emergency coaches. At Patuxent, 14 coaches are staff members and 5 are emergency coaches. Of the 76 head coaches, 75 percent are staff, 4 percent are credentialed and 21 percent are emergency coaches. Coaches can only be emergency coaches for two years before they are required to go through the training to be credentialed coaches, Hook said. Schools are required to have an EMT or ambulance on site during high school football games, which are provided by local rescue squads free of charge. “We send them schedules and they show up,” Hook said. For more information, visit,


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The People Speak Up Closing the Gap Coalition to Host First Forum By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Closing the Gap Coalition is comprised of representatives of groups and individuals in Calvert County who are concerned about pervasive gaps in achievement between minority students and the majority. Information from the 2012 Calvert County Public Schools’ Annual Report highlights the issues. The coalition is using statistics from the 2012 Maryland School Assessments given to grades 3, 4 and 5 in elementary school, and 6, 7 and 8 in middle school as the basis for their information, according to coalition member Lee Reed. At the high school level, achievement gaps persist, according to a press release form the coalition. On the SAT reasoning test, 2012 results indicate a composite score of 1345 for African-American students taking the test, and a 1546 composite for Caucasian students. The collation’s mission is to “work to eliminate the achievement gap in education of affected students in the Calvert County Public School System. … The goal is to bring about positive changes so all students will receive a first-class education,” according to a press release. The coalition started in January 2012 and they have been working toward the forum since, Reed said. The forum is intended to be a conversation about the school system. Parents, students and educators will be encouraged to talk about their experiences within the system, areas in which the system is effectively addressing achievement gaps, obstacles to learning and suggestions to help make the educational experience better for all are the topics of discussion. Small groups will discuss the issues, with the help of trained facilitators who will guide the dialogue. Group conclusions will be presented in writing at the close of the group discussions, and each group will make a verbal report as well. After the forum, Coalition members will collate the reports, identify common areas of concern and issue a public report outlining the results. The Coalition will then work to formulate policy suggestions, and begin the journey to equality of education outcome for all children in Calvert County public schools. The forum will be held June 22 at Greater Mount Zion Church in Prince Frederick from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.


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Board of Education Approves Budget The Board of Education approved a balanced Fiscal Year 2014 budget of $195,981,911 on June 13, 2013. This approved budget is $716,543 less than the Board’s original budget request.  On February 21, the Board approved a budget proposal of $196.7, which was submitted to the Calvert County government for consideration.  When the Board of County Commissioners approved its budget, it appropriated $1.9 million less for Calvert County Public Schools than originally requested by the Board of Education.  To balance the budget, the Board of Education increased the funds it will carryover from FY 2013 to $2.4 million, decided to use $400,000 from Federal and reimbursed health care funds to partially off-set an increase in employee and retiree health care costs, and made cuts to almost every budget category.  Expenses in the category

of Fixed Charges were increased to reflect the increase in health care cost as set by the school system’s healthcare provider for employee and retiree health benefits. Dr. Smith, superintendent, emphasized that the budget is extremely tight and will be subject to unpredictable events such as fuel cost fluctuations and unfavorable weather patterns.  Dr. Smith said, “To balance the FY 2014 budget, the school system is using 2.4 million dollars in carry-over money, which may not be available in FY 2015.  In addition, it is using 400,000 dollars in restricted health care funds to pay a small portion of the school system’s costs for employee and retiree health care benefits.  This effectively means that the school system will start the FY 2015 budget process 2.8 million dollars in the hole.  This will have a significant effect on the school system moving forward.” 

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Treasurer’s Office Aims to Serve By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The number one priority for the Calvert County Treasurer’s Office is customer service, according to Calvert County Treasurer Nova Tracy-Soper. The treasurer is an elected office. Tracy-Soper first ran for the position in the mid1990s, after an incident with her taxes and her mortgage company. She couldn’t figure out why the taxes were paid on only one of the two lots her family owned, and when she tried to figure out where the mix up was she found a maze of bad record keeping. In an effort to help prevent the same struggle for others in the county, she decided to run for the treasurer’s office. “God put it in my head and my heart,” she said. Tracy-Soper encourages an open door policy in her office. She believes transparency is paramount, and wants taxpayers to understand what they are paying and where it is going. Tracy-Soper doesn’t like staying in her private office, preferring to be in the main office with her team or out in the community. She will take new homeowners to lunch and explain the application process

for deeds and taxes associated with building a new home. She will visit individuals at work to pick up paperwork so tax payers don’t have to go out of their way to make an extra trip to Prince Frederick or worry about turning documents in late and even take a moment at the grocery store or county fair to answer questions. When people come into the office, they receive help with paperwork. She said her team has let customers use the phone and the copier to minimize the number of trips they have to make. When somebody is on vacation or out to lunch, Tracy-Soper fills their place in the office, through things get a bit rowdy when that happens, she joked. The treasurer’s office extends payment dates three days after the first of the month to offer some leeway. Current records go back to 1995, a few months after Tracy-Soper took office. Her team tracks every payment and document, including envelopes with postmarks. Such careful record keeping helps prevent mixups, or can easily clear up questions that arise. This method is helpful after the death of a loved one, Tracy-Soper said. Family members need to know who made the

Photo by Beth Graeme The Calvert County Treasurer’s Office – Virginia Ritch, VonCeal Foote, Connie Weimert, Michelle Langham, Sharon Stallings, Francie Rose and Cynthia Harris.

last tax payment, how it was made and for what amount. The treasurer’s office keeps databases of such information, Tracy-Soper said. The Treasurer’s Office is collects of the majority of all county funds, including county property taxes and personal property taxes, collects revenue from permit fees, landfill income, water and sewer payments, gambling and liquor license fees, dog tag sales, and various other fees. As a convenience to the citizens of Calvert County, the Treasurer’s Office provides motor vehicle registration renewals. The treasurer’s is responsible for researching and validating deeds prior to recordation at the Clerk of the Circuit Court. A change made shortly after TracySoper took office allowed county residents to make checks payable to the Calvert County Treasurers Office instead of in the treasurer’s name. Changes made when Tracy-Soper first started are not the only ones. They are working on technology updates to allow all registers to handle all payments rather than splitting them up between registers. This will save time during tax season, TracySoper said. In addition, the office conducts the annual Calvert County Tax Sale. The treasurer’s office puts homes up for tax sale to satisfy delinquent property tax payments. Properties can also be sold at the annual tax sale for delinquent water and sewer bills for Calvert County accounts, the Town of North Beach and the Town of Chesapeake Beach. In accordance with Maryland law, the delinquent taxpayers are advertised in two local newspapers for four weeks prior to the sale, according to the county website. The 2013 tax sale was held on April 19 at the Calvert County Circuit Courthouse. Successful bidders receive a Certificate of Sale, which grants the right to start legal proceedings to obtain title to property after a six month and one day waiting period. A Certificate of Sale does not infer title or rights to the property until after the six-

month redemption period has passed and individuals have taken necessary legal steps to obtain an Order to Foreclose the Right of Redemption from the court, Tracy-Soper said. The treasurer’s office has a “great working relationship” with the Office of Finance and Budget and the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Tracy-Soper said. The assessment office sends increases and decreases in taxes to the treasurer’s office, which calculates new totals to send the finance office. The finance office makes changes and prints bills and the treasurer’s office collects payments. The treasurer’s office cannot change bills, Tracy-Soper said. The finance department and the treasurer’s office meet monthly to compare numbers and make sure their numbers match up with numbers from the assessment office. The most recent hire to the treasurer’s office has been in place for six years. The treasurer herself has been in place almost 19 years, and Deputy Treasurer Cynthia Harris came in four months after her. Tracy-Soper intends to run for office again in 2014. Long-standing employees are a valuable asset to the county, said Board of County Commissioners President Pat Nutter. “The treasurer is probably used more than any other office,” he said, adding a lot of people in the county go to the treasurers’ office at least once per year and it’s helpful to see familiar faces at the counter. Employees at the treasurer’s office credit the low turnover rate to the atmosphere. VonCeal Foote said there is a “sisterly love in here,” adding work goes more smoothly when everyone gets along. Sharon Stallings echoed Foote’s sentiments. “This is the best place to work,” she said. For more information about the Calvert Treasurers office, visit


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Punishment Bad Luck at Route 2/4 and Sixes Road By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The intersection of Sixes Road and Route 2/4 in Prince Frederick was the scene of two accidents in less than 24 hours between June 17 and 18. On June 17, at approximately 4:30 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Route 2-4 and Sixes Road for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving Calvert Advanced Life Support vehicle Medic 103 and a civilian vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban, CALS Medic 103, was being operated by Paramedic Katie A. L. Kreider, a 23-year-old female and a resident of Prince Frederick, and was traveling southbound on Route 2-4. CALS Medic 103 was responding to a 911 call for a heart patient in the Lusby area and the vehicle was being operated in an emergency capacity with emergency lights and siren activated. As the 2009 Suburban approached the intersection of MD Route 2-4 and Sixes Road a black 2009 Toyota Camry, operated by Allen Leroy Parker, a 75 year old male and a resident of Prince Frederick, entered the southbound lanes of Route 2-4 in an attempt to make a left turn and continue northbound. The Camry was struck on the left front axle by the Suburban and came to an uncontrolled final rest on the southbound grass shoulder of Route 2-4, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release. The preliminary investigation is naming Parker the at-fault party because he failed to yield right of way to the emergency vehicle, according to Lt. Steve Jones, commander of the patrol division with the sheriff’s office. The Suburban continued across the northbound lanes of MD Route 2-4 and came to an uncontrolled final rest in the driveway of 2010 S Solomons Island Road. Parker was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the Camry during the collision. Parker was found in the median without a pulse. Parker was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead by the Emergency Room Staff. Kreider sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to MedStar Trauma via ground ambulance. Sgt. V. Bortchevsky of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation into the events leading up to the collision. Anyone with additional information regarding the incident are asked to contact Sgt. V. Bortchevsky of CRT at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at A second accident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. on June 18. A driver failed to yield right of way to the a Calvert County Public Transportation bus. No fatalities were reported with the second accident, Jones said, but the incident is still under investigation.

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Sheriff’s Blotter The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.

During the week of June 10 through June 16 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1600 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward. Fraud Case #13-34098: A woman in Prince Frederick reported to Dep. D. Roberts on June 10 that sometime between May 13 and the present, someone made unauthorized charges to her bank account totaling over $14,900. The victim advised that around mid-May she had put a check to her credit card company in her mailbox to be picked up by the post office but her credit card company never received it. The investigation is continuing. Assault Case #13-34609: On June 12 at 3:32 p.m. at the Md. Rt. 4 and Md. Rt. 260 intersection while assisting another deputy on a traffic stop, DFC M. Robshaw contacted a passenger in the vehicle for identification and she gave a false name. Further checking determined her to be Shelby Rosanne McDonald, 32 of Lothian. McMcDonald Donald was found to have an active warrant for violations relating to a traffic accident. McDonald started to kick Robshaw in the chest after attempting to run from deputies. She was subdued and served with the warrant and also arrested for second degree assault and resisting arrest. Burglary Case #13-34634: A home in the 12000 block of Hisperia Road in Lusby was burglarized sometime between June 1 and 12. Damage in the amount of $320 was done but nothing was taken. DFC R. Weems is investigating. Theft from Vehicle Case #13-34745: Sometime between June 3 and 13 someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked outside a business in the 7600 block of Investment Court in Owings and stole 2 dual subwoofers, an amplifier box and an amplifier. DFC J. Lord is investigating.

Theft Case #13-35010: Dep. L. Wood arrested Irene Frances Harris, 60 of Lusby, on June 14 at 4:05 p.m. and charged her with theft after Harris was seen leaving the Lusby Food Lion with a cart full of unpaid items. Harris was seen pushing a cart with $294 worth of food from the store without stopping to pay. When conHarris fronted by a store employee, Harris could not produce a receipt. Harris was charged with theft less than $1000. Destruction of Property Case #13-35255: Damage in the amount of $200 was done to a barn and green house located behind a home in the 100 block of Windcliff Road in Prince Frederick between June 10 and 15. Someone spray painted the structures with graffiti and then broke a window in each. DFC J. Denton is investigating. CDS Violation Case #13-35581: On June 17 at 1:36 a.m. the passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped for a traffic violation was arrested for possession of suspected drugs. Dep. T. Holt charged Douglas Robert Hall, 19 of Port Republic, with possession of a schedule II drug: Oxycodone. Hall Attempted Burglary Case #13-35597: Dep. S. Moran responded to the Calvert-Arundel Pharmacy on East Chesapeake Beach Road in Owings on June 17 at 3:29 a.m. for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, Dep. Moran observed the front door glass to have been broken. The owner of the business indicated that nothing was taken; it appears that no entry was made into the business. Det. R. Hawkins of C.I.T. assumed the investigation and is reviewing store security tape.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Prince Frederick, Calvert County, MD, May 15, 2013 – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive June 23 to examine all aspects of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Sheriff Mike Evans announced today. Verification by the team that the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said. As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, June 25, at 5:00 p.m. The session will be conducted at the Calvert County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Hearing Room located at 175 Main Street in Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session, but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call 410-535-1600 extension 2582 on Monday, June 24, 2013 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Sheriff’s Office, 30 Church Street, Prince Frederick. Local contact is Lt. Craig Bowen at 410-535-2800.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation/recognition are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 220, Gainesville, VA 20155. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has to comply with 480 standards in order to gain accredited/recognized status, Sheriff Evans said. The CALEA Program Manager for the Sheriff’s Office is Ms. Maya Mitchell. The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are: Chief J. Marc Duguay, recently retired from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, and Sergeant Rick Bens of the Lebanon Police Division, Ohio. Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency will retain its accredited/recognition status. Accreditation/Recognition is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 220, Gainesville, VA 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email to calea@

MSP Blotter The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. Destruction of Property: On 6/10/13 at 1:52 pm, Trooper Oles responded to the 11600 block of Tomahawk Trail in Lusby for a report of a destruction of property. An air conditioning unit was damaged. Investigation continues. Burglary: On 6/10/13 at 10:45 pm, Trooper First Class Casarella responded to the 1300 block of Pushaw Station Rd. in Sunderland for a reported burglary. Cordell Tyrone Sollers, 27 of Lusby entered the residence through an unlocked rear door and removed numerous food items, clothes and other miscellaneous items. Charges are pending. Theft from Vehicle: On 6/12/13 at 4:13 pm, Sergeant Roach received a theft from a vehicle complaint. The victim advised that the rear Maryland registration tag CFW955 had been removed from their vehicle. Investigation continues.

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As a concerned citizen of Calvert County who has raised three children in our wonderful school system, I am greatly disappointed with the recent decision by our school administrators to deny the request to expunge the incident from the 5-year old student's record concerning the cap pistol in his back pack. I believe we are failing to recognize that we are talking about a 5-year-old and not a juvenile delinquent with a history of incidents. We are overreacting to this incident and not handling it in the most appropriate and beneficial manner.

TE ET to thR e Editor


I Must Ask for Your Resignation, Mr. Smith



I must ask for your resignation as I am witnessing under your leadership our school system head in the wrong direction. I thank you for your many years of service and wish you the best of luck in the future. I believe your resignation will be the start of repairing our school system and a signal that our school system is embarking on a new course.

Could which beverage you choose really make a difference in maintaining health? What about alternative milks, are they really better than cow’s milk? After decades of controversy, it’s beginning to look like the dairy industries portrayal of cow’s milk being healthy is gradually deteriorating. Alternative milk products are plentiful in any supermarket; but are they really the better choice? Hand’s down the winner in the milk department is breast milk. No formula or alternative milk product can compete in the nutrition department. The advantages to making the choice to breast feed your child is enormous. Somewhere in this process the idea arose that humans should consume milk from another animal, and commercial cow’s milk production was born. In the beginning raw milk was produced; then pasteurized milk, than homogenization was added to the process. Today’s milk products are so far removed from nature that any benefits we thought may have originally existed have vanished. It is no longer a living food. Try feeding commercial milk to a baby calf; I think you’d be surprised at the results.

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Drinking cow’s milk as been a main stay for a very long time; many generations helped shape the way most people view it. What it once was is not what it is today. Sinus issues, ear infections, rashes, and auto immune responses are often linked to milk. Like sugar, cow’s milk is also a food choice that most people will defend; but there are some very beneficial alternatives to cow’s milk that one might want to consider. The word milk has a much broader perspective now.

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The structure of cow’s milk is intended to support a baby calf that will grow to be 700-1500 lbs, humans are much smaller. The mammal that comes closest to human size would be

goat. Goat’s milk is much closer to human milk in unpasteurized form. Its fat molecules are about one-tenth the size of those in cow’s milk, which makes it easier to digest. Soy milk gained popularity quickly but is not “soy” good. I’ve yet to understand the practice of infants consuming soy milk. Besides the genetic modification issue, it often contains toxins, has a negative affect on the endocrine and immune systems, and reduces the assimilation of certain nutrients. In infants the phytoestrogens within soy produces tens of thousands times more estrogen compounds than normal. Not too good for hormonal balance. Pre-packaged rice milk contains no enzymes, its protein and nutrients altered, which leaves it to be mainly carbohydrate. It is also moderately inflammatory and contains natural amounts of arsenic. Grain milks are easily digested, low in sugar, usually a complete protein source, and contain fiber and minerals. Almond milk is best, homemade. If you choose to purchase it from your local supermarket, as with any other variety you choose, unsweetened is the way to go. There is a small warning that goes along with consuming almond milk; it is high in Omega 6 fatty acids. It is suggested to balance your omega 6 intake with omega 3, so bring on the fish oil! Hemp, chia, flax, and hazelnut are also good choices for alternative milks with good amounts of nutrition but the king of nuts is coconut. Coconuts are considered a nut but really are a fruit. Coconuts have less sugar and more protein and fat than most fruits; have a high amount of minerals which helps boost hydration. The high fat content of coconut milk has its advantages but like any good thing, over consuming it is not suggested. The practice of rotational dieting again proves the best foundation for building a healthy diet. So next time you reach for that cow’s milk container, remember there are better choices. ©2013 Debra Meszaros All rights reserved; no duplication without permission. DISCLAIMER: When you read through the diet and lifestyle information, you must know that everything within it is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. I am

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The Calvert Gazette runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Mary E Shifflett, 83 Mary E. Shifflett, 83, of Prince Frederick passed away in June, in Prince Frederick, Md. She was born on March 29, 1930 to the late Ralph and Bessie Buckmaster. She was preceded in death by her husband William M. Shifflett, Sr; two sons, Charles M. Shifflett, Michael A. Shifflett, and five brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children William M Shifflett, Jr., Donald E. Shifflett, grandson, who she raised as a son, Charles M. Shifflett, 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and her sister Bessie Conner. Mary loved being around her family, reading the bible, gardening and knitting. The family received relatives and friends on Thursday June 13, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home. A funeral service was held the next day on Friday June 14, at 11 a.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home. The interment followed at Wesley Cemetery in Prince Frederick, Md. Pallbearers for Mrs. Shifflett were William Shifflett III, Charles Shifflett, Paul Shifflett, Josh Shifflett, Matt Shifflett, and Jesse Shifflett

Bruce Barton Shick, 59 Bruce Barton Shick, 59, passed away on June 11, at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, after a hard fought battle with Leukemia. Bruce was born September 27, 1953, in Bradford, Pa., the son of Donald R. Shick (deceased) and Miriam Slocum Alexis. His family moved to Canton, New York, in 1967, where he graduated from Canton Central High School in 1971. In 1972, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Service and earned a Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator rating after arduous study and drill. He was stationed aboard USS GEORGE C. MARSHALL (SSBN 654), Gold Crew, 1974-1978. Advancing to the rank of Machinists Mate First Class (Submarine Specialist), he completed nine war time patrols in the

North Atlantic in support of national mission tasking and North Atlantic Treaty Organization initiatives. Bruce resigned from active service in 1978. After the service, he was employed at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Md., where he retired as an Operations Shift Supervisor after 33 years. His exacting work ethic not only enhanced the performance and dependability of his Sections at Calvert Cliffs, but was an example of professionalism and dedication to duty for all those he’s worked with throughout the years. He loved his NY Giants and Yankees, NASCAR and VT football, but was a Maryland sports fan as well, so long as they weren’t playing his favorites. He enjoyed 4-wheeling and snowmobiling throughout Northern New York with his father-in-law. He was a member of the American Legion Lusby Post, and volunteered his time to various activities including coaching Parks and Recreation Little League and Soccer. He made the best chocolate chips cookies, Dad’s Special Spaghetti Sauce, and hand crafted the tenderest hamburger patties. He loved days on the beach and playing in the surf with his kids. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Elizabeth Whalen, whom he married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton, New York, October 01, 1976; son - Nathaniel Robert and wife Anne Doss (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii); daughter - Amanda Elizabeth (Berlin, Maryland); siblings, Kathryn Shick Brewer (Friendship, NY) and Lynn Alexis Knieriem (Bethesda, Maryland); and his beloved grandchildren: Ryder Alexander, Maewyn Elizabeth, and Arleigh Marion. The family received friends on Saturday, June 15, between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home. Interment followed on July 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Riverside Drive, Canton, New York. Due to family allergies, the family requests that gifts in lieu of flowers to honor the memory of Bruce Shick may be directed to support the research efforts for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, http://, the American Cancer Society, or the Saint Leonard Volunteer Fire and Rescue

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Stanley Parshewski, 91 Stanley Parshewski, 91, of Chesapeake Beach, Md. and a former resident of Erie, PA, passed away June 15 at his residence. He was born October 6, 1921 in Warsaw, Poland to Jakob and Helen (Malczewski) Parshewski. He married Ludmilla “Lucy” Kushnariw on May 2, 1946 in Frankfurt, Germany. Stanley and Lucy moved to the United States in 1949 and they settled in Erie, PA. He worked as a machinist for Parker Corporation in Erie, and retired in 1987. They moved to Chesapeake Beach in 2006, and Lucy later passed away November 17, 2008. Stanley was a member of St. Anthony’s Church in North Beach. He loved reading, especially books on history. He also enjoyed gardening, and being with his grandchildren. The birth of his great-grandson brought so much joy to his life. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lucy and a son Edward Parshewski. He is survived by a daughter Elizabeth O. Davidson and husband Kenneth of Halifax, Pa.; three grandchildren Jennifer L. Dinkfeld and husband Daren of Chesapeake Beach, Stephen N. Davidson of Halifax, Pa. and Patrick Parshewski of Garrett, IN, and a great-grandson Jacob Carter Dinkfeld. Family and friends will be received Thursday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, North Beach, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Md. Memorial donations in Stanley’s memory may be made to Calvert Hospice or St. Anthony’s Church. To leave condolences visit

Deborah Lynne Slavin, 51 Deborah Lynne Slavin, age 51, of Owings, Md. passed away at Calvert Memorial Hospital June 14. She was born May 7, 1962 in Salina, KS to Ronald Paul and Judith Kay (Boyer) Bender. Growing up in an Air Force family, she moved frequently. Deborah attended Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf. She married Louis C. Slavin September 20, 1980 at Andrews Air Force Base. After Lou’s discharge from the Air Force they settled in Laurel, Md. for 20 years before moving to Owings in 2003. Deborah was a floral designer and worked with Karen’s of Calvert and had operated Floral Designs by Debby. She attended First Lutheran Church in Huntingtown. Deborah was preceded in death by her mother and step father, Judith K and John D. Youngson Surviving are her husband Lou C. Slavin and children Robert J. Slavin and his wife Theresa of Chesapeake Beach, Lindsay S. Slavin and Dane M. Slavin both of Owings; father Ronald P. Bender and his wife Yanni of Waldorf; sister Kristi Kohel of Deale; uncles Joe Davis and his wife Linda of Ocean Pines, Md. and Mike Davis and his wife Pat of Fredericksburg, Va. and six nieces and four nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, Md., where services and a celebration of Deborah’s life will be held on Monday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.

George Herbert Burdette, 84 George Herbert Burdette, age 84, of Huntingtown, Md. passed away June 8 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. He was born May 6, 1929 in Washington, DC to Edward Fisher and Birdie Virginia (Sturgess) Burdette. George was raised in Montgomery County, Md. and attended Clarksburg Schools. He enlisted in the United States Army on May 15, 1946 and served as a Medical Aid until being discharged on November 5, 1947. George married Clara Penley at Suitland Baptist Church on November 3, 1950. The couple resided in Prince George’s County and relocated to Huntingtown in 1996. He was employed as the Manager of Detroit Glass Company in Washington until retiring in 1987. George was an avid boater and fisherman. He enjoyed restoring trucks, cars, tractors and lawn equipment. He was liked by everyone, always there for you and made you laugh. He will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert F. Burdette and sister Margaret A. Armas. Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years Clara J. Burdette; five children Karen Hudson and her husband Dave of Avenue, Md., George “Larry” Burdette and his wife Karen of Piney Point, MD, Virginia “Ginny” Tucker of Shady Side, Md., Ernest Burdette of Mayo, MD and Julie Jenkins and her husband Thurmond “TJ” of Denton, MD; thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother Walter D. Burdette and his wife Hazel of St. John’s Island, SC and sisters Ella L. Williams of Lusby, Md. and Barbara E. Burdette of Leonardtown, Md. Friends called on Wednesday, June 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 83425 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings where services and a celebration of George’s life was held on Thursday, June 13 at 11 a.m.

Thomas Edward “Eddie” Catterton, Sr., 59 Thomas Edward “Eddie” Catterton, Sr., 59, of Owings, Md. passed away June 2 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was born June 22, 1953 at Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly, MD to Joseph Samuel and Margaret Lorraine (Cullember) Catterton. Eddie was raised in Owings, Md. and graduated from Calvert High School. He was employed as a truck driver for various companies. He married Janet Marie Mahesky on March 19, 1993. He became a member of the North Beach V.F.D Co. 1 in 1971 and was


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an original member of the Dunkirk V.F.D. when it was founded in May 1975. He also served on the Board of Directors and was elected to the Calvert County Volunteer Fire Department Hall of Fame on April 15, 2005. Eddie was very sociable and loved spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and taking trips to Pennsylvania. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph S. and Lorraine Catterton. He is survived by his wife Janet M. Catterton; daughters Angela N. “Angie” Campbell and husband Robert of Chestertown, Md. and Jillian B. Catterton and husband Don of Annapolis, and a son Thomas Edward “Eddie” Catterton, Jr. of Owings, Md. Also surviving are grandchildren Robert and Kathryn Campbell of Chestertown, MD and Annie and Braelyn Catterton of Owings, Md.; a brother Joseph S. Catterton, Jr. and wife Debbie and a sister Candi L. Rogers and husband Darrin, all of Owings; numerous other loving family members and friends, and his dog Missy. Family and friends was received Thursday, June 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings.. A funeral service and celebration of Eddie’s life was held Friday, June 7, at Dunkirk V.F.D., 3170 West Ward Road, Dunkirk, Md. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Dunkirk V.F.D. To leave condolences visit

Queenie E. Kyler, 87 Queenie E. Kyler, 87, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on June 2 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. Queenie Elizabeth Kyler known as Yie Yie, was born on December 9, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Moses and Annie B Gross. Queenie was a life-long resident of Calvert County where she attended the public school system. Queenie enjoyed cooking, singing, and caring for her family. On September 4, 1950 Queenie was united in marriage with Kenneth Jake Kyler, Sr. Queenie leaves to cherish her memory: her daughters, Dianne, Shirley, Mable, Phyllis, and Queenie; her sons, Larry, Estep, and Tyrone; step-daughters, Virginia, Geraldine, and Rita; one sister, Celesta Mackall; one brother-in-law, John Mackall; one daughterin-law, Jean; one son-in-law, Lowell Thomas, Jr.; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. Queenie was preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth Sr. and three children: Kenneth Jr., Jerry, and Phillip. She also leaves to cherish her memory many devoted friends. Funeral service was held on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion Church, Prince Frederick, Md. with Elder Lowell Thomas, Jr. officiating. The interment was at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Md. The pallbearers were Ambrose Kyler, Divante’ Kyler, Wayne Lewis, Travis Smith, Jamar Wallace and Mark Willett Funeral arrangements were provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

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William S. Lancaster, 84 William S. Lancaster, 84, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on June 2 at his residence. Deacon William Sylvester Lancaster was born, the seventh child of nine children, to the late John R. Lancaster and Carrie Lucas Lancaster on October 16, 1928 in Bladensburg, Md. Deacon William Lancaster attended the Prince Georges County Public School System. In 1952 he joined the United States Army and was sent to Fort Campbell, Kentucky for Basic Training. After two years of service in Germany, he received and Honorable Release from Active Duty from the Army. After returning home to Hyattsville from the military, he began dating lifelong friend Pinkey Harrod and on May 13, 1955 they were united in holy matrimony. He was a faithful and dedicated husband for forty-four years until God called his wife, who he lovingly called Honey and Doll Baby, home. He was employed by the City of Hyattsville’s Department of Public Works for thirtyseven years. He gracefully retired in 1990 to stay home and take care of his wife. He was very proud to obtain his GED in his later years. It goes to show you that you’ve never too old to obtain your goals, just keep your eyes on the prize. In 1975 he felt led by the Lord to work with the late founder Elder Andrew Harrod and his wife, First Lady Mother Bernice Harrod, with the Ministry at the Solid Rock Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. While under the leadership of Elder Harrod, he was ordained a Deacon by Diocesan Bishop Clarence Groover, Sr. of the Fisherman of Men Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He also served under the succeeding pastor, the late Elder Alton Tyler and his wife, First Lady Mother Patsy Tyler, as well as the current pastor, District Elder Thomas Berger and his wife, First Lady Mother Robin Berger. He helped around the church in many capacities; he wasn’t too good to do anything for the Lord. Honorable Deacon Lancaster was the oldest surviving pioneer member of the Solid Rock Church. He was affectionately known as “Chick” by his friends and family, and “Pop” by the immediate family. His love for people, and especially children, made his family well known, as they opened their doors to all that were in need. He was a spirit filled, praying man of God who was a counselor, mentor, and friend that witnessed to many. He leaves to cherish his memories; one son, Roland Lancaster, Sr.; one daughter, Eugenia Stepney; one son-in-law, Martin Stepney; five grandsons, Damien, Elder Mark, and Roland Lancaster, Jr. (Alicia), Joseph S. Tyler and Justin Stepney; a very special adopted grandson, Brother Henry Jones III; four great granddaughters, Myare, Janiya, Makaya and Maniya Lancaster; two great grandsons, Jeremiah and Makhi Lancaster; one goddaughter, Anita Brower (Shaun); one sister, Roberta Hayes; four sisters-in-law, Bertha Chew-Harrod, Bertha Wingate-Harrod, Delores Harrod and Stella Harrod; two brothers-in-law, Robert Hayes and James Harrod; a special nephew, James Harrod and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He

was preceded in death by seven siblings, Nettie, Marie, Kathryn, May, Lucy, Loretta and John. Funeral service was held on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Solid Rock Church, Port Republic, MD with Pastor Thomas Berger, eulogist. The interment was at Solid Rock Church Cemetery, Port Republic, Md. The pallbearers were Sherman Mackall, Cornell Johnson, Leonard Hall, Sr., Alan Buck, Sr., Ronnie Parker, Sr. and Carl Harris. The honorary pallbearers were James Harrod, Tony Harrod, Timothy Harrod, Omar Harrod, MIchael Harrod and Jerome Harrod. Funeral arrangements were provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

aunts; Virgina Adams, Vivian Hicks, Gladys Holland, Elizabeth Hunter Barnett; Darlene Polk; Dorrine Rhoades; Helen Smith; Sandra Hunter, Mary Ellen Hunter; one uncle, Carl Hicks. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and caring friends. Funeral service was held on Monday, June 10 at 11 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion Church, Prince Frederick, Md. with Pastor Dante King, eulogist. The interment was at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md. The pallbearers were Otis Brooks, Eric Freeland, Vaughn Lawson, Lyndell Elliott, Nathaniel Barnes and Duron Filson. Funeral arrangements were provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

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Elijah Leroy Hunter, III, 41, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on May 30, 2013 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. Elijah (affectionately known as Junior, Suk Suk, Soljah Boy, Black and Champ) was born July 15, 1971 to Elijah & Joan Hunter (Mackall) in Prince Frederick, Md. Elijah fought a good fight, finished his course and moved from this home to his new home where his sickness was defeated. Elijah attended the public schools of Calvert County where he excelled and was known as #44 on the basketball court and football field. He was a loyal fan of the New England Patriots. He enlisted in the Military (Army) in October 1989 and was Honorably Discharged June 1995 after serving his country in the Gulf War. He later was employed as a Contractor in Kosovo and later worked in Iraq, training Iraqi Nationals. After returning, he worked as a Special Police Officer in the Washington Metropolitan area. Elijah joined Greater Mount Zion Church in 2008. Elijah had a great sense of humor and when he was around there was little time for sadness even during his illness. He loved laughter and loved everyone he came in contact with. He traveled around the world and left his love everywhere he went. He did not talk love but the love of God was shown by his action. He was filled with care and concern for others and was willing to do what he could for anyone. You could not help from loving him even after he has spoken his mind, he would break out a smile or a laugh that made you forget he just blessed you. After a long courtship and the birth of one son (Jordan), Elijah married his soul mate in September of 2004, Felisha Hawkins. Elijah leaves to cherish and share his memories, a devoted and loving wife; Felisha Hunter, mother; Joan Mackall, father; Elijah Hunter, Jr.; two sons, Jordan Hunter and Major Hunter (his boxer); father and motherin-law, Overton and Cynthia Hawkins; two sister-in-laws; Shannon Hunter and LaShawn Anderson; one brother-in-law, Christopher Jones; four brothers; Miguel Hicks, Jermaine Hunter, Natawn Hunter, and Renard Mackall; three sisters; LaNita Hunter and Angel LaNita Hunter and Angel Jones; two spiritual sisters; Ineva Wharton and Raini Haynes; nine

Joseph Franklin “Joe” Collinson, Jr., 82, of Tracy’s Landing, Md. passed away June 11, 2013 at Howard County Hospital in Columbia, Md. He was born December 10, 1930 in Annapolis to Joseph Franklin and Henrietta (Prout) Collinson. Joe was raised in Fairhaven and attended Tracey’s School, Southern High School, Staunton Military Academy, and graduated from Charlotte Hall Military Academy. He then attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he played football. Joe served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1957 as a Private. He married Betty Frances Richardson on June 28, 1952, and they lived in Fairhaven. Betty and Joe later divorced. Joe was a lifelong farmer and owned and operated a plant nursery in Owings for many years. He also operated a lumber mill and the former Palomino Inn in Crownsville. From the late 1950’s to the mid-1970’s, he was an Anne Arundel County Commissioner, where he served as President and was later a member of the Anne Arundel Council, and served as a Chairman. Joe was a member of the Deale Elks Lodge 2528. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, and discussing politics. He was a boxer, coached youth baseball and adult softball teams, and was an umpire. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister Henrietta Bruce. Joe is survived by three sons, Joseph F. Collinson III, William P. Collinson, and Benjamin O. Collinson, all of Friendship. Also surviving are grandchildren Joseph IV, Ashley, Angela, Daniel, Benjamin, Jr., Dacey and Payton; and nephews Joseph Bruce of Severna Park, Md and Alfred Bruce of Sinking Springs, Pa. Family and friends was received Sunday, June 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, Md. A funeral service and celebration of Joe’s life was held Monday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. To leave condolences visit


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CMH names VanEsselstyn as Employee of the Year Moore receives “Beacon Award” as top manager

Social worker Heidi VanEsselystn was named by Calvert Memorial Hospital as Employee of the Year for 2012. VanEsselstyn, who joined CMH in 2007, is noted for her positive attitude, ability to work well with others and her passion for her patients. “Heidi is a true professional,” said Susan Dohony, vice president for quality and risk management. “She is very resourceful, a strong team player and an excellent patient advocate.” She went on to add, “As a social worker, Heidi is confronted with very emotional situations but she is skilled at gaining the trust of others with ease and always has the patient’s best interest at heart.” In addition to VanEsselstyn, the other nominees for Employee of the Year were Bryan Tinnerman, desktop systems engineer for information technology; Keturah Gough, patient care technician on medical/surgical Level 2 and Jolene Wagner, core lab supervisor. Kathy Moore, director of rehabilitative services, received the hospital’s Beacon Award, presented to the department leader who exemplifies outstanding leadership skills. Moore, who joined CMH in 1993, was recognized for her contributions to providing a safer environment for both patients and staff. “Kathy is a true leader,” said Dean Teague, chief operating officer at CMH. “She strives to continuously improve service to our customers and solves problems with great care and consideration. Through her leadership she inspires her team to reach their highest potential.” Four other leaders were also nominated. They were Kara Harrer, director of pharmacy; Jim Marcum, manager of security; Bobbie Vess, director of radiology and Heather Wright, director of cardiopulmonary services. TEAM awards were also presented at the 38th Annual Employee Awards Banquet held on April 13. They recog-

nized four diverse hospital teams for developing and implementing new and innovative ways of delivering care and raising the bar on patient satisfaction and quality. The honorees were guest services, the hostess program, the smart pump initiative and the rapid medical evaluation team in the emergency department. Additionally, Safety Champion Awards were presented to those departments that achieved excellence in hand hygiene. Proper hand washing is key to preventing the spread of disease and infection. In all, the program honored 163 employees who have contributed 2,089 years of service, including six retirees who together gave 163 years of service to Calvert Memorial. The top service award went to Ardelia Nelson, a supervisor in food and nutrition services, for 40 years with CMH. Additionally, CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis’ 25-year milestone was celebrated with a surprise video presentation and remarks by longtime board member Cliff Stewart. “Being a CEO of an independent hospital is a highly complex responsibility that requires an indepth knowledge of finance, technology, patient care and quality,” said Stewart. “Our community is so fortunate to have someone of his years of leadership experience.” Retirees Thelma Martinez, post anesthesia care unit, 27 years; Judy Dowell, nine years, behavioral health unit; Joan Robertson, 21 years, food and nutrition services; Patricia Height, 36 years, food and nutrition services; Joanne Robinson, 24 years, behavioral health unit and Ginny Bumgarner, 27 years, administration, were also honored for their years of service. Social worker Heidi VanEsselstyn was named by Calvert Memorial Hospital as Employee of the Year for 2012.

CMH Golf Classic Raises Over $60,000 for New Urgent Care Center A chilly start gave way to sunny skies as 156 players competed for top honors at Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 24th Annual Golf Classic on May 20 at Old South Country Club in Lothian. The popular charity event raised over $60,000 to help equip the new urgent care center that CMH is developing for Prince Frederick. CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis says the new urgent care center will make it easier for residents in the central area of the county to access these services. It is also expected

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stayed dry and everyone enjoyed a fantastic day with great golf and awesome food. Tournament co-chairs Pat Petricko and Jay Fowler expressed their pleasure with the outstanding turnout. “Our success is entirely due to the incredibly generous sponsors, enthusiastic golfers and wonderful volunteers who year after year come out to support this great cause,” said Petricko. According to Foundation Director Dixie Miller, the tournament has raised more than $960,000 since it began in 1990. Last year’s proceeds were used to support a new outreach program to enhance the care of chronically ill patients after they leave the hospital. After all of the golf, the players made their way back for a delicious dinner and the awards presentation. At the awards dinner, Xinis told attendees, “I hope you know that your contribution really makes a difference in the care our hospital is able to provide in our community.” Xinis extended special thanks to breakfast sponsors Nell Chaney and the Old South Women’s Golf Group, lunch sponsors Pat Petricko/REMAX 100 and Wanda DeBord of Title Max and dinner sponsor RICOH. He also thanked Hole in One sponsors All American Harley Davidson, Bayside Auto Group, Dickinson Jewelers and Winegardner Auto Group. During his remarks, Xinis also recog-

Lee Warner, Chester Bullard, David Sloper and Jay Weinstein outpaced all contenders in Division I at the popular CMH charity golf tournament.

nized Mike Cox, a foundation board member who joined the golf committee this year and led the way with a Master’s Club sponsorship from Calvert Wealth Management. He went on to add, “We would also like to thank all of our generous Ryder Club sponsors, including AAA Transport, Leach Wallace, MedStar Health, Networking Concepts and Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver. Additionally, there were 12 Open Tournament sponsors, including American Radiology Services, Atkinson Heating A/C & Refrigeration, Compu Dynamics, Crothall, Emergency Medicine Associates, KPMG, Marathon Capital Management, Medline Industries, NextGen, ROI Companies, SunTrust Bank and Wilmot Sanz

Div III Winners Wanda and Michael King with Willie Garrett and Fran Markwith outpaced all contenders in Division III at the CMH Golf Classic on May 20.

Architects.” He gave a special shout out to Rob Sauls from Capital Foods who donated sunglasses as this year’s gift to the golfers. Taking first place in Division I was Jay Weinstein, David Sloper, Chester Bullard and Lee Warner of First Financial Resources and The Warner Companies. Robert Salta, Jason Linville, Bonnie Lucas and Shawn Salta of the DM Group capped the top slot in Division II and Wanda and Michael King with Fran Markwith and Willie Garrett outpaced all contenders in Division III.


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When Janelle Baliko was diagnosed as having Crohn’s Disease at 12 years old, coming to terms with the ramifications of the illness – both mental and physical – were a challenge. “I always felt I was different,” Baliko said when asked to remember life as a child. She recalled having to take high doses of steroids, making her face puff up and her appetite increase. The medication, she said, played with her mind as well. In high school, she did not want to tell anyone about her Crohn’s because “it was just too hard.” “I didn’t want to test how students were going to react,” she said. Having Crohn’s had an impact on her school social life as well. Baliko remembered Tranzon Fox, VAAF423 having to sit on the bench and watch as her field hockey team won the state championship her senior year because she wasn’t well enough to play. As she got older, Baliko began to recognize Crohn’s as just another part of her life, and has TRANZON.COM 888-621-2110 learned to adjust herself but not let the disease stop her from living. In 2003, Baliko ’s brother helped “cure” her of her fear of heights by taking her skydiving for the Calvert Gazette first time. While the experience did not rid her of her fear, the excitement and followed exhaustion did spark an interest in her. In 2004, Main News Business Baliko “had an itch to go again,” in Arizona, and in the process, with 1/4 page (4.7x6.2) support from total strangers, raised $4,000 for a local charity. While Thurs., June 13 she could not participate in that jump due to an upcoming surgery, she did coordinate the event and raised a lot of awareness. Thurs., June 20 In 2005, Baliko’s “itch” was satisfied and with the help of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) the event was held in eight different cities. “There are a lot of things that I haven’t been able to do because of my illness, so when I’m healthy, I like to push myself,” Baliko said in justification for her skydiving episodes. In July of this year, Baliko, along with her cousin Daniel Jette of New Hampshire, will be kayaking through the Connecticut River – 234 miles. Because this is the healthiest Baliko has been in the past five years, she wanted to try something new. While she has only been kayaking since spring of 2012, with Jette’s encouragement, Your Online Community for Baliko will accompany him for roughly 100 miles of the journey. Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties Jette and his family have been kayaking for about five years, and he decided to take Baliko with him on this rum because, “she’s up to most anything.” Jette and a friend will begin kayaking in New Hampshire at “the first place the river is navigational by boat”. Baliko will join them on day six of the trip, in Massachusetts, and from there, the trio will be traveling about 20 miles and approximately eight hours per day, stopping at various campgrounds along the river to pass the nights. While the goal is to make it down the river in 11 days, Jette insisted that “the main goal is safety,” and he will do his best to take care of the people he has been charged with taking down the river. • Stay abreast of local happenings Baliko ’s goal in this and other various things she may do in the future is to allow the disease to become more socially accept• Check our highly popular classifieds able. “I want to be able to get people talking, but it’s hard,” she • Speak your mind in the forums said. She wants to make Crohn’s a more mainstream and widely Stop by and see what known disease. • Enter our contests and Southern Maryland Online So far, she has raised $6,500 in preparation for her kayakwin terrific prizes has to offer! ing adventure for the CCFA. “The support we’ve received from strangers is amazing, just amazing,” she said. To donate or find out more information about Crohn’s, visit kayakct

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Entertainment Calendar Thursday, June 20 • GrooveSpan Duo Monterey’s Restaurant (11753 Trueman Road, Lusby) – 6 p.m.

St. Leonard VFD Concert Series Kicks Off

• Mixed Business Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21 • The Piranhas Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 9 p.m. • Some Assembly The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m. • Three Sixty Band Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. • Bucket List The Blue Dog Saloon and Restaurant
(7940 Port Tobacco Road,
Port Tobacco) – 8 p.m. • Angie Miller Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road
Prince Frederick) – 6 p.m. • No Green Jelly Beenz Port Tobacco Marina (7610 Shirley Blvd.,Port Tobacco Village) – 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 22 • Uncle Steve’s Band Morris Point Restarant (38869 Morris Point Rd Abell) – 6 p.m. • The Colliders Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Photos by Mike Batson Photography Local Musician Sam Grow opened for Country Music Stars Lauren Alaina and Joe Nichols this past Sunday at the St. Leonard VFD Concert Series.

Southern Maryland Music Fest Features Bands, Bars and Poker

• One Louder Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 9:30 p.m. • Kappa and Paul The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m. • Mike Butler Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road
Prince Frederick) – 12 p.m. • Price of Freedom Music Fest 7th District Optimist (21804 Colton Point Road, Avenue) – 2 p.m. • Gracie’s Guys and Gals 25th Reunion Recital Huntingtown High School (4125 N. Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown) – 12 p.m. • Rock the Dock, Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa (4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach) – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 23 Photos by Mike Batson Photography More than a dozen bands took the stage and entertained the crowds during the second Southern Maryland Sun And Music Fest, including Scarletta, left, who closed out the first day of the show, and the Kelly Bell Band, right, who closed out the second day of the festival. The Ruddy Duck, DB McMillians, Montereys Mexican Restaurant, The Greene Turtle, Big Dogs Paradise and DiGiovanni’s in Solomons hosted after parties.

• Matt Zimmerman Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road
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Out&About June All Month Long • Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $2 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum. com or call 410-326-2042. Become a fan on Facebook. • Teen Volunteer Opportunity Calvert Library, all branches Teens, are you looking for a great place to volunteer this summer? Consider giving back to your community by joining the Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Team at Calvert Library. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, Fairview Branch and Southern Branch have opportunities for teens ages 13-18 interested in assisting with organizing shelves, preparing craft materials and helping with the success of the library Summer Reading Program for children. Volunteer applications are available at all branches. For Prince Frederick volunteers, please submit an application by Friday, May 17, for a spot in one of the mandatory orientation sessions. Teen volunteers will work the weeks between June 17 and August 9. For more information contact Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Thursday, June 20 • Family Night Performance Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, 7 p.m. Performance by Super MagicMan starring Reggie Rice, D.C.’s two-time Comedy Magician of the Year. This family show is a high energy, magic production that is filled with amazing slight of hand, high jinx, audience participation and comedy in the museum auditorium. Admission is $4 per person at the door, cash or check. • NARFE Meeting Cove Point Park, Lusby, 12 p.m. Members are asked to bring salads, dips, chips or desserts to share and please bring a spouse/guest. Chapter provides main

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dish, soft drinks, water and table settings. Drive to the pavilion at the end of the entry road. Commissioner Evan Slaugenhaupt will talk about some of the County’s hot issues!. Our 2014 officers will be installed by Jo Anne Groves, Federation VP.

• On Pins and Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity.

and Chesapeake Avenues, 5th Street between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues and Bay Avenue from 3rd to 7th Streets will close at 4:00 p.m. These streets will not reopen until after the event is over on Saturday, June 22nd . Friday, June 21 – 1st and 2nd Streets between Bay and Chesapeake Avenues and Bay Avenue from 1st to 3rd Streets will close at 10 p.m. These streets will not reopen until after the event is over on Saturday, June 22. There will be no thru traffic and no parking allowed on those streets. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you over the weekend. Please call us at the Town Hall with any questions or concerns regarding these street closings.

Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23

• Fossil Field Experience Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit a local beach and explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs with a museum guide. Return to the museum for a guided tour of our fossil hall. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

• Thrills and Spills Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons Public Opening of “Thrills and Spills: The Golden Era of Power Boat Racing on the Mezzanine.”

Friday, June 21

• The People’s Education Forum Greater Mount Zion Church, 3170 German Chapel Road, at the intersection with Route 231, Prince Frederick, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Closing the Gap Coalition will present its first public gathering, The People’s Education Forum. Before you melt into the summer, come be a part of a conversation about the school year in Calvert County Public Schools. What were your successes? Frustrations? What obstacles to learning did you encounter? What suggestions do you have that would make the educational experience better for all? Join facilitated discussions aimed at producing a report to hold the system accountable for closing achievement gaps. Registration is 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9:15 a.m. Continental breakfast. Call Betsy at 301-455-4932. • End Hunger, Dragon Boat Festival Bay Avenue between 2nd and 5th Streets, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The following streets will be closed for the event. Friday, June 21 - 3rd Street between Bay

Monday, June 24 • Monday Morning Movies Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for movies and a story. We’ll complete a coloring sheet, too. • Teen Summer Book Blitz-Legend Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 7 to 8 p.m. From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother is murdered. And Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival while June tries desperately to avenge her brother’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together and the sinister lengths their country will go to in order to keep its secrets. Please register.

Tuesday, June 25 • Summer Story time Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Children enjoy 30 minutes of books and language through short stories, songs, fingerplays and flannel stories. No registration required. • Summer Fun Calvert Library Fairview Branch at Dunkirk Fire Department, 3170 West Ward Road, Dunkirk, 2 to 3 p.m. Mad Science brings spectacular science entertainment right to you. See crazy chemical reactions, amazing experiments with air, and even explosions. Discover the secrets behind some fun magic tricks, or learn how scientists make fireworks. Each show is full of interactive demonstrations so be prepared to experience just how cool science can be. For kids 5 and up.

Wednesday, June 26 • Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series: Beach Music Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, 4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach – 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Café at the Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series: Beach Music. For more information, call 866-312-5596 or visit

Thursday, June 27 • Tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard – 11 a.m. Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that houses more than 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. Visitors can get up close and personal with our conservators and collections. Group tours are offered year round for a small fee. Call 410-586-8501 or email jppm@mdp. for more information. Reservations are not required. Thursdays, June 20 and 27 (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

Library Events Thursday, June 20 • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) – 1 to 3 p.m. Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. If you have one started, bring it with you so editing can happen on the spot. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Friday, June 21 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Monday, June 24 • Books & Toys Calvert Library Southern Branch (13920 H.G. Trueman Road, Solomons) – 10 to 11 a.m. Moms, parents, caregivers and your tots! Book club for mom, playtime for kids! This month’s selection is Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. 410-326-5289 • Monday Morning Movies Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for movies and a story. We’ll complete a coloring sheet too. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Teen Summer Book Blitz – “Legend” Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850

Costley Way, Prince Frederick) – 7 to 8 p.m. From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival while June tries desperately to avenge her brother’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together and the sinister lengths their country will go to in order to keep its secrets. Please register. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, June 25 • Summer Storytime Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) – 10 to 10:30 a.m. Children enjoy 30 minutes of books and

language through short stories, songs, fingerplays and flannel stories. No registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Summer Fun Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, at the Northeast Community Center (4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach) – 10 to 11 a.m. Mad Science brings spectacular science entertainment right to you. See crazy chemical reactions, amazing experiments with air, and even explosions. Discover the secrets behind some fun magic tricks, or learn how scientists make fireworks. Each show is full of interactive demonstrations so be prepared to experience just how cool science can be. For kids 5 and up. 410-257-2411


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Get Away For The Day! Enjoy a day at the Newseum, Tuesday, July 2. The Newseum will immerse you in the world’s greatest news stories. It is an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. Lunch will be provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering. The $62 fee includes transportation, entrance fee and lunch. Call the Office on Aging at 410-5354606 or 301-855-1170 for more information.

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Maryland Access Point The Calvert County Office on Aging (CCOOA) has been approved to be a Maryland Access Point (MAP). The MAP program provides options counseling as well as information and assistance to disabled individuals aged 18 and older. Amy Boucher is the MAP Coordinator for CCOOA. In addition, a staff representative of the Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living is available every Wednesday at Calvert Pines Senior Center, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to assist disabled persons aged 18 to 49 years old. For more information about the MAP program, contact Amy Boucher at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Long-term care residents and people with loved ones in nursing and assisted living homes need to know that an Ombudsman is a person who receives, investigates and attempts to resolve complaints on behalf of long-term care residents. The Ombudsman is a resource outside the long-term care facility. Contact an Ombudsman with questions or concerns regarding resident rights and long-term care facilities, programs and policies. Call Christine Lewis or Sandra Hall at the Calvert County Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170 for further information or assistance. There is no charge for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program services and information is kept confidential.

Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Make eating right easier! Come to a presentation on Maintaining a Healthy Diet Checklist, Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Enjoy the fun and competition of a Texas Hold ’Em Party, Thursday, June 27, 9:30 a.m. Fee: $10 per person. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Like to play games and looking for a way to stay cool this summer? Independent activities, like board games and Wii games, are available when there is no scheduled activity in the senior center rooms. Local Trip Enjoy a theatrical dining experience at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Thursday, August 1. Costumed staff will serve lunch while we are entertained by spectacular horsemanship and pageantry. The $61 fee includes transportation, show and meal. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Contributions are suggested. For reservations or to cancel your reservations call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-2572549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, June 24: Meatloaf, Wheat Bread, Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans, Fresh Fruit Tuesday, June 25: Lemon Herb Chicken, Tossed Salad, Sweet Potatoes, Rice, Roll, Fresh Fruit Wednesday, June 26: Red, White and Blue Picnic at Calvert County Fairgrounds Thursday, June 27: Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Vegetables, Bread, Fresh Fruit Friday, June 28: Roast Turkey w/Orange Glaze, Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini, Roll, Fruit Salad

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