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“Development does threaten the historic character of this county.” - Former Historic Preservation Commission member Robert Gibbs about the dangers to unmarked gravesites.


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Historic Commission Concerned Over New Grave Finds By Guy Leonard Staff Writer For six years now the county’s Historic Preservation Commission has worked to catalogue all the public and private gravesites in St. Mary’s for posterity but their work has uncovered many more sites than they had originally believed existed. So many they are that one member who recently left the group said development could endanger the burial plots without their builders even knowing it. Robert Gibbs said the work of the St. Mary’s County Cemetery Project had found 86 sites back in 2007 but now that number stands at 198 sites that are either public or private or catalogued but without knowledge of exactly where they are. “And we’ve got some really strange private ones like Photo By Guy Leonard St. Mary’s Slavic” that sits next to a maintenance building Gravesites like this one at the San Souci Shopping Center are the kind the county’s historic preservationists want information on for on the campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, he said. The project’s current database resides throughout the cataloguing. The dates for the cemeteries found by the project date county’s public libraries, Gibbs said, and the commission is asking residents who may have old journal entries, articles or from the 1650’s with a majority of them started in the 19th family bibles with information about gravesites not included century with the last permit for a cemetery was issued in 1989 to a local family. in the database to come forward with the information. Finding the cemeteries has presented some difficul“Development does threaten the historic character of ties since some non-Catholic cemeteries have smaller plots, this county,” Gibbs said. The possibility that more than 198 gravesites exists shorter histories “and many have disappeared from public locally is strong given that the county’s history goes back notice,” according to preservation commission documents. almost 400 years and the archaeological records show that inhabitants were here over a 10,000 year period.

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Inmate Attempts Suicide By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Sheriff’s officials say that an inmate at the adult detention center tried to commit suicide Sunday by hanging himself. Corrections officers found the 19-year-old inmate hanging inside his cell at about 1:30 a.m. during a routine inmate check, according to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI). Lt. David Yingling, vice commander of BCI, said the inmate was in serious condition. “He’s not in good condition,” Yingling said. “His prognosis at this time is not known.” Law officers are not releasing the inmate’s name, as he is an attempted suicide victim. The inmate had less then one-half hour to make his suicide attempt as correctional officers make their rounds to check on inmates at least twice each hour, Yingling said. When officers found the inmate he was unresponsive and they tried to resuscitate him immediately. The inmate was transported to a hospital where he continues to be treated, police said.


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Square to Host ‘Clazzical’ Music By Alex Panos Staff Writer Clazzical Jam group, described by Leonardtown Events Coordinator Maria Fleming as a “unique combination of classical music but with jazz arrangements,” are performing on Leonardtown’s town square Saturday. “The sound is a unique blend of timeless music fit to a modern ear with syncopated rhythms, danceable beats and improved riffs,” Fleming explained. “Enticing people who might normally write off classical music as stodgy or boring to really listen to the classics in a new, often toe-tapping, way.” Band member Don Stapleson is the director of the St. Mary’s College Jazz Band, and has performed with famous musicians Ray Charles, Dexter Gordon, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Newton and Martha Reeves. According to Fleming, he is a gifted flutist, accomplished saxophonist and is well known locally and throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Fleming said Stapelson was recommended by Jeffery Silberschlag and Barbara Bershon of the Chesapeake Orchesatra, and Clazzical Jam will feature something a little different than the originally scheduled five-piece brass ensemble. The town strives to provide opportunities for many styles of music to play on the town square, Fleming continued, and try to showcase professional musicians when possible. “Clazzical Jam fits the series perfectly on all levels and should appeal to a variety of musical tastes,” Fleming said. Stapleson will be joined by Peter Fields and Fred Lieder. Fields repertoire includes classical guitar, jazz and Latin compositions, B classics and interpretations of extraordinary arrangements from various parts of the world, says Fleming. He has played for independent labels and television programs including Fox, Na-

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tional Geographic and Discovery Channel. In 2003, he released an evocative collection of compositions for classical guitar, titled “Stillness of the Heart,” which has received rave reviews and airplay in the country. “Peter Fields has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his mastery of diverse musical styles, and unique approach to his guitar techniques,” Fleming said. Lieder has been on the Washington area music scene for 25 years, and plays classical, jazz, blues, rock and even Celtic on his cello. He has arranged rock tunes for solo cello including works by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana and also recently released a book that explains how to play the blues on cello. Fleming is eager to see how the classical tunes she is familiar with fit together with the jazz vibe, and added the concert is a great follow-up to the Blues Jam which will be held on First Friday this month. “As the newly designated Arts and Entertainment District, Leonardtown is happy to provide a home for as many local musicians and musical genres as we can,” Fleming said. “And the holiday weekend is a perfect time to do that.” The concert will be held on Saturday, July 6, and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in town square, and should come to a conclusion around 8:30 p.m.

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New Area Extension Director Hired By Alex Panos Staff Writer The University of Maryland Extension has announced Chris Seubert as the new Area Extension Director of Southern Maryland, replacing Ben Beale as St. Mary’s County’s extension director. A resident of Maryland the last 25 years, Seubert grew up on a rural farm in Ohio and possesses a Doctorate in Agronomy from Purdue University. Seubert worked in international agriculture and natural resource management, and worked in more than twenty countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America – focusing on food security and increasing agricultural production. He served as Director of Com-

munity Building for the United Way of Central Maryland for seven years, and spent many years in non-profit employment, focusing on human services areas such as homelessness, food security, youth development, health and nutrition. “I really like that kind of public service work,” Seubert said, adding he has a number of diverse experiences that will help him in his new role. Seubert was in St. Mary’s County offices for the first time on Tuesday, though he has visited the county a number of times, getting acquainted with local officials. The next step, he says, is to introduce himself to the public – he’s excited the most about serving as many people as possible in the tricounty area. He expects much onthe-job training in the coming days. “[Seubert] will be working to bring additional resources and programming to the tri-county area, while collaborating with other agencies to insure best

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use of available resources,” Dan Kugler, University of Maryland Associate Dean, stated in a letter to the St. Mary’s County commissioners. Beale will now dedicate his time to University of Maryland Extension agriculture and natural resources programming. According to Kugler, the move to replace each county’s extension director with one Area Extension Director was made to make better use of financial resources.

After more than a year of being closed down the state park at Newtowne Neck may be one step closer to reopening after the fire marshal’s underwater bomb disposal teams swept the area last week and found 24 World War II era projectiles and disarmed them. “Discussions continue regarding additional periodic sweeps operations, particularly after future storm events which may unearth additional projectiles,” a fire marshal’s press release stated. The park will remain closed, fire marshals stated, until the state can analyze in greater detail the findings of a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers report about the area and the ordnance haul of this latest sweep. “Public safety will be paramount in any decision to reopen Newtowne Neck State Park to the public,” said Nita Settina, Maryland Park Service superintendent. “We will continue to work with the corps and the state fire marshal’s bomb squad to develop educational materials and response protocols to address the very real possibility that these materials will continue to be discovered at Newtown Neck.” The County Times reported last month that the sweep would take place after the corps found that the site was used to test electrical components for anti-aircraft proximity fuses used against Axis planes in World War II. But since the site was not used for actual explosives testing, corps officials stated, the site was not eligible for federal funding as a former munitions storage site.

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Kellie Hutchins, a barista at Behind The Bookcase Coffee Bar in Leonardtown shows off some of the new speakeasy’s artwork. Photo by Guy Leonard

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer BTB Coffee Bar in Leonardtown seems to have a dual identity — by day it’s a homey coffee shop that serves bagels, fruit and even breakfast casserole among other things but by night things change. A secret door at the back wall of the small coffee shop — it’s been styled to look like a bookcase — opens up to reveal a replica speakeasy reminiscent of Prohibition Era days when liquor, restricted by the Volstead Act, was consumed in dark rooms and clandestine hideaways. The small speakeasy even has a wall portrait of old Chicago mob boss Al Capone behind the bar and sports gangster themed tavern food like Machine Gun Kelly’s Steak and Shroom Sliders and Bugs Moran’s crab dip. Brad Brown, the owner of the new café, said he got his inspiration from visiting New York City. “I visited a lot of cool speakeasies in New York City and I thought Leonardtown would be a great fit,” Brown said. “It defi-

nitely needs it.” The new cafe and bar is one of the only shops in Leonardtown that stays open until 10 p.m. Brown said but it’s small size and yesteryear atmosphere means its not designed for socialization in the modern sense. He advises customers to take their cell phones and other electronic gear, turn them off and let the cozy atmosphere of the speakeasy help them relax. There won’t be any rock and roll here, he said, rather it will be classic tunes like those of Frank Sinatra and music from the 1920’s. “It’s an atmosphere for absolute relaxation,” he said. Reservations are encouraged but not necessary as the speakeasy only accommodates 25 people at a time with five tables. The new shop has only been open about a week, Brown said, but he is pleased with the way Leonardtown has come out to support it. “It’s been very responsive,’ Brown said.

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Mission BBQ Coming to St. Mary’s Mission BBQ fans will soon be able to enjoy delicious BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism at three additional locations this year. The fast casual restaurant announced it will open branches in California, Md. in July; Canton, Md. in October; and York, Pa. during the holiday season of 2013. Mission BBQ plans to expand throughout the Mid-Atlantic with a targeted goal of opening 40 restaurants nationwide by 2018. “We are thrilled to begin our expansion and bring our unique concept to three new locations this year,” said Mission BBQ co-owners Bill Kraus and Steve Newton. “This gives us the opportunity to honor and give back to our American heroes in even more communities.” Not only is Mission BBQ known for its traditional, American BBQ, but they also donate proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project, USO, Honor Flight Network, and a number of local fire and police charities. Every day, at exactly 12 noon, the entire restaurant halts to honor Old Glory with the playing of the National Anthem. Patrons who dine at Mission BBQ should also know that proceeds from their lunch or dinner may be helping out with important fundraising and community support. The company’s expansion plans also continue to provide great opportunities for the brand to build a dedicated team

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Local Physician Appointed To CSM Board By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed local surgeon Dr. John Roache to the College of Southern Maryland’s board of trustees. Roache, who also heads the St. Mary’s Ambulance and Rescue Asso- Dr. John Roache ciation, has also had a long track record of community volunteerism in fire and rescue companies. He also has served for 40 years at the St. Mary’s Hospital, now MedStar, and has served as chief of staff and chief of surgery as well as in numerous other departments. “I feel very strongly about the College of Southern Maryland,” Roache said Monday. “I think it’s a strong asset to our community.” He called it a “stepping stone” to greater education and career attainment and a place where students can get an “education at a reasonable price.” Roache said his appointment started July 1. Roache is a Mechanicsville native with a M.D. from Georgetown University. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the reserve medical corp. He also currently serves as the president of the St. Mary’s County Historical Society. Roache’s term will be up July 1, 2018.

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Parents, School System Struggle Over Autistic Child’s Future By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A Dameron couple are facing possible fines and jail time for the failure of their son to attend school regularly this year but they say their son, who is autistic, is afraid to go to school because he is afraid of his teachers and what may happen to him in the learning environment. Rita and Gregory Weaver face a hearing Oct. 7 before the Interagency Committee on School Attendance (ICSA) to determine what penalties, if any, they face according to a June 25 letter sent to them by Charles Ridgell, III, director of the county public schools’ Department of Student Services. Their son has only been to school 29 days this year, Rita said. Both of the Weavers attended a June 24 ICSA meeting in which they laid out the case for why their son is fearful of going to school. Rita told The County Times that her son’s time in school has been difficult from the start of his student career in Piney Point and Banneker elementary schools all the way up to his time in middle school now. The school system has offered to send their son to The Harbour School in Annapolis but the Weavers have rejected that as being too far out of the way for their son to go. They have also rejected the home hospital teacher the school system wanted to send to their home. “He has nowhere to go,” Rita said. “The mission of the school system is to make kids ready to access either college or a career. “He’s not going to be ready for anything other than a disability check.” Rita pointed to several incidents in her son’s elementary school time where he began to act out in class but, she claimed, was restrained improperly. These types of incidents instilled a fear of school in her son she said. A copy of a physical restraint report for her son back in 2008 when he was in second grade showed he started to beat on a door and then on teachers when they tried to intervene. Three teachers restrained him, the report stated, but Rita had doubts that they followed the proper procedures. State regulations require that administrators document how long the restraining process lasted; the report reads “it lasted until… was calm and needed to rest.” State regulations allow only 30 minutes of restraint at a time, Weaver claimed. Another incident that happened just days later five years ago had teachers restrain Rita’s son for “about an hour,” the school system report showed, before Rita’s son stopped resisting. Her son’s individualized education plans (IEPs) note that throughout his student career he complained of being overwhelmed by changes in either classroom structure even who was driving his school bus.

Rita said her son has been diagnosed with chronic anxiety along with autism, which makes him so fearful he refuses to go to school. The Weavers said they would not force their son to go to school because they feared it would make his behavioral condition worse. “He needs more time [to complete tasks]… he can’t handle a load of change,” Rita said. But records from the school system show that her son can perform well. The Weavers say their son is a good student when in the proper environment. A June 24 report from the Department of Student Services shows he scored proficient or advanced in all areas of the MSA test when taken from the third grade through the sixth grade. His teacher at Green Holly Elementary School wrote a letter supporting the Weaver’s son as a diligent student when he attended a special course of instruction there. “[The student] was a very intelligent, creative athletic and talented student who seemed to enjoy school,” Luanne Cochran wrote in a June 18 missive. “As a matter of fact, he became upset when he had to miss school due to doctors’ appointments or counseling sessions. “Academically, [he] did very well and was a very inquisitive student.” The Weavers say the school system has not always adhered to their son’s education plans now that he is in middle school, compounding his learning problems. A letter from Melissa Charbonnet, executive director of the Department of Special Education and Student Services, dated June 4, puts much of the responsibility for the Weaver’s son’s situation on his parents’ choices. Charbonnet stated the school system agreed to home/hospital teaching for their son despite their belief classroom learning would be better; all parties agreed that a placement at The Harbour School would also be appropriate, according to the letter. Charbonnet said the Weavers refused to let their son take a bus trip to Annapolis with a pupil personnel worker (PPW) to visit The Harbour School as required. When the home teacher for their son said they would no longer be available, the school system provided another which the Weavers rejected “based solely” on the fact he was affiliated with a religious organization as a reverend. “Your failure to discuss scheduling for HHT [home hospital teaching] services, your failure to allow HHT, and your failure to make [your son] available for placement interviews at The Harbour School has resulted in [him] being truant,” Charbonnet wrote. “Truancy is a violation of Maryland’s compulsory school attendance laws.” The school system declined to comment due to student confidentiality concerns.

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George W. Carver Elementary School Profile

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Academic Dean: Rebecca Cline Phone: 301-863-4090 Fax: 301-863-4013 Address: 20833 Great Mills Road Lexington Park, MD 20653 School Hours: 7:40 am - 3:10 pm

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Fairlead Academy is a program designed to guide students through the challenges of high school by improving organiFairlead II zational, academic, and interpersonal skills Academic Dean: Wendy Zimmerman through positive relationships, 21st century Phone: 301-690-2111 technology and a small learning environFax: 301-475-0245 ment. Students continue to be enrolled in Address: 24009 Point Lookout Road their home high schools of Chopticon, Great Leonardtown, MD 20650 Mills, and Leonardtown; however, they atSchool Hours: 7:45 am - 3:15 pm tend Fairlead Academy for a portion of their day to complete their English, math, science and social studies courses and select electives. Many students are also accepted into the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. Fairlead Academy opened as a program in St. Mary’s County Public Schools in the 2008-2009 school year with sixty students. The program began with only ninth grade students and has expanded every year since. In the 2011-2012 school year, Fairlead Academy II opened in Leonardtown to include junior and senior students. The Fairlead Academy program now consists of a Fairlead I, located on Great Mills Road and a Fairlead II, located on the Leonardtown campus. Current enrollment of Fairlead Academy is 230 students. Every June, ninth grade students have the opportunity to spend the night and learn about college at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Students spend two days at the college where they tour the campus, meet with the Admissions Officer, and have the opportunity to talk with current college students, take their classes in the college lecture halls and laboratories as well as spend the night in the dorms. They also get to enjoy their meals in the dining hall and Abel Gonzalez working on a laboratory activity in partake in using the pool and gymnasium Explorations in Science class.

Mary Reece and Elizabeth “Summer” Woodburn, at the finale of their freshman year, pledging to Dr. Martirano to graduate in 2016.

May 20, 2013 Culminating Ceremony. Students received personal gifts from Dr. Martirano, Superintendent. Females received scarves and males received a necktie from Dr. Martirano’ s own collection. Back row: Dr. Martirano, Thomas Passfeld, Devonte Taylor, Marcus Scriber, Aaron Brice, Joseph Collins, Marcus Wade, Kenneth Knott, Tyler Abell, Ethan Rand, Alex Chew, Joshua Young, Grant Pate, William Midgett, Marcellus Butler, Hunter Long, John Reinburg, Alex Nasman, Brooke Matthews, Wendy Zimmerman Front row: Cathy Allen, Brianna Jenkins, Crystal Solomon, Amanda Mahaffey, Samantha Miller, Arielle Lane, Adriene Owens, Unique Chase, Shannon Williams, Mary Washington

on campus. The goal of this activity is to immerse students in a college campus and to discuss what is required in order for students to attend college; it is also designed to demonstrate that all students can and should attend some type of higher education center. They should not let finances or home-life stand in the way of their future. Fairlead students graduate with their senior class from each home high school. Fairlead Academy II hosts a culminating ceremony each year to celebrate each student’s accomplishments and their graduation. Many Fairlead students began high school with few goals or the desire to graduate. After graduation, some students pursue a four-year degree, some students join the military, many attend The College of Southern Maryland, and many others attend trade schools or start apprenticeships to refine their craft that they studied at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. A few of success stories include the first student to graduate early in a three year time frame. He requested the early graduation and received permission in order to pursue his goal of joining the military. One graduate is now employed by Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant. One graduate will be attending Catholic University on a scholarship. One senior received the BECA scholarship and another received a scholarship at the BECA awards ceremony to pursue her college education. One other student is working full-time while attending the College of Southern Maryland and will be leaving for boot camp in a month where he will pursue a career in the military. Fairlead Academy is extremely proud of the students for their hard work and dedication to overcoming hardships in order to achieve their goals.

Kenneth “Jimmy” Knott, graduate, holding his gift from Dr. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools.

Tinasha Bush and Markia Hebb helping to deliver pencils for High School Assessment testing.

Crystal Solomon, Marcellus Butler, Aaron Brice, & Grant Pate, graduates, at the Fairlead Academy Culminating Ceremony on May 20, 2013.


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From my Backyard to our Bay A St. Mary’s County Resident’s Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water

From My Backyard to Our Bay was first developed by the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District. From there, the booklet was given to each of the Soil Conservation Districts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area for customization. If the 77 million residents who live in the watershed area of the Chesapeake Bay read this booklet, and took to heart its suggestions and best practices, the Chesapeake Bay would see a dramatic increase in health. Obtain a FREE copy of the booklet by going to the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association, and downloading it. The booklet is available at Wentworth Nursery in Charlotte Hall; Chicken Scratch in Park Hall; The Greenery in Hollywood; Good Earth Natural Food; and the St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District in Leonardtown. Join your local watershed association and make a difference for Our Bay!

Environmental Issues in Your Backyard Water Runoff Can Pollute

When we say From My Backyard to Our Bay, there are two issues we need to consider. We must first examine the amount and speed of the water that moves across the ground – your backyard. We must also consider the contaminants the water picks up as it crosses your yard on its way to the Bay or its tributaries. In a rainstorm, some rainfall “infiltrates,” or soaks into the ground, and some runs off. Infiltrated water percolates through the soil and replenishes the groundwater that eventually supplies water to wells. Runoff can cause serious pollution problems. For every house built, a considerable expanse of impervious surface is added – area that can’t absorb water. A vacant lot can absorb rainfall over its entire surface, but when roofs, sidewalks, driveways, streets, and parking lots are installed, all of the rainfall striking these surfaces runs off with very little infiltration. Runoff from residential

areas can quickly pick up pollutants on its path to the nearest storm drain or stream.

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What Can I Do to Control Runoff? The first and simplest rule of conservation is to maximize infiltration of rainfall and minimize runoff. Protecting soil with grasses, shrubs, trees, or mulch will make the soil more resistant to erosion and more likely to absorb the maximum amount of rainfall before runoff begins to occur. Where to get help with… RUNOFF, EROSION, & SOIL QUESTIONS • St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District, 301-475-8402 ext. 3 • St. Mary’s County Dept. of Land Use and Growth Management, Inspections, 301-475-4200 ext. 1580 • Chesapeake Bay Foundation, A Citizen’s Guide to Erosion and Sediment Control in Maryland, • St. Mary’s County Dept. of Public Works, 301-863-8400 ext. 3550

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Man Charged in Valentine’s Day Gun Assault

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer County prosecutors have indicted a Lexington Park man on charges of first-degree burglary and first-andsecond-degree assault charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend’s family back in February. According to charging documents filed against James Brian Sheehan, 26, he came to the home of his girlfriend and told her mother, Michelle Otelia Savoy that he was angry her daughter was not spending Valentine’s Day with him. He demanded the daughter, Shanita Vinetta Marshall, come speak with him, charging documents stated. Marshall refused and asked her mother to tell Sheehan to leave; he complied but returned shortly thereafter

and began violently banging on the door. When Savoy opened the door to tell Sheehan to leave he forced his way in, court papers alleged, pushing Savoy aside. Sheehan then ran at Marshall and started pushing her, demanding she come back to Sheehan’s residence with him, court papers stated. Sheehan continued his alleged assault, police stated, by pushing Marshall to the floor and getting on top of her and began choking her. Savoy then grabbed a large ceramic vase and smashed it over Sheehan’s head. Sheehan then staggered to his feet and pulled a large handgun from his waistband, charging documents alleged, then spun around the room pointing it at nine others in the room.

Sheehan then ran out of the house but before he left the scene he is alleged to have fired a single shot into the air. Sheehan also faces charges for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun; previously he had pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in the 2011 Antonio Nathanial Pollard murder case. In that case Andrew Carter was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for Pollard’s shooting murder; Sheehan pleaded guilty to disposing of the gun for Pollard.

Suitland Man Indicted in Carjacking Case By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Prosecutors here have charged a man in county Circuit Court with robbing his own mother of her car back in April. Kevin Terrell Gray, 31, of Suitland,

now faces a single count of robbery in the latest indictment but was originally charged with second-degree assault, robbery, unlawful taking of a vehicle and carjacking. Court papers show that on April 23 Gray was with his mother Janet Briscoe at an Orchid Lane residence in Lexington

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Park; Gray wanted to leave but his mother was not ready and he allegedly grabbed the keys from his mother and took the vehicle without her permission. “Gray, having no driver’s license left in the vehicle abandoning Briscoe,” sheriff’s Cpl. Deborah Milam wrote in charging documents. Briscoe then got a ride to a convenience store in Charlotte Hall and told Milam there about the alleged incident. The actual owner of the vehicle, Donald Melvin Davis, Jr, Briscoe’s boyfriend, told police he had never given permission to Gray to take his vehicle, Milam wrote in court papers. The vehicle Gray was alleged to have taken was a Corvette valued at $30,000. Gray later arrived at a family home in

Charles County where family members approached him but witnesses say he picked up a bat and held it in a threatening manner, telling them to let him go, court papers stated. A lookout for the vehicle resulted in Prince George’s County police finding the Corvette abandoned several blocks away from the defendant’s home in Suitland on Frank Street, police said. A Town of Morningside police officer found Gray walking along the roadside in Suitland and drove Gray to the county line. Milam wrote she recovered the keys to the stolen Corvette in Gray’s left front jacket pocket; Gray denied taking or driving the vehicle.

Defendant Facing Drug Trial This Month By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A man indicted back in February faces trial this month for allegedly trying to sell crack cocaine while the deal was close to Leonardtown High School. Vincent Cornelius Gordon faces charges of possessing and distributing crack cocaine late last year after he was identified during a narcotics sting. A confidential informant worked with narcotics detectives to make the buy in the parking lot of the Fast Stop convenience store on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown Dec. 5, where police reports show that $50 worth of crack cocaine was purchased by the informant from a dealer narcotics officers identified as Gordon through video and audio

surveillance. The person selling the narcotics identified themselves as “Kat,” which narcotics officers said was an alias for Gordon. Officers took the narcotics away from the deal site and tested it, police reports stated, finding that it was authentic. The video surveillance “clearly shows the suspect’s face,” according to police reports of the transaction and the telephone conversation used to set up the buy showed that Gordon told the informant to meet him at the convenience store to sell the drugs in a school zone, police wrote in their reports.


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The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. 2nd Degree Assault and Controlled Dangerous Substance Violation On June 28, 2013, Deputy J. Kerns was flagged down by employees of a business on Great Mills Road, in Great Mills, Maryland. Employees advised, two subjects had just been fighting and were now Rainer walking down Great Mills Road. Deputy Kerns located Samantha Lynn Rainer, 21 of Great Mills, Maryland, and Vernon Edward Freeland, 45 of Lexington Park, Maryland, engaged in a physical altercation. Freeland Deputy Kerns observed Rainer punching and pulling at Freeland and in return, Freeland punching and shoving Rainer. Deputy Kerns intervened, stopping the physical assault and arrested both Rainer and Freeland. Search incident to arrest of Freeland, yielded a small baggie of suspected marijuana on Freeland’s person. Rainer was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Freeland was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. 1st and 2nd Degree Assault On June 30, 2013, Deputies were in the area of the Lexington Park Storage facility, located on Great Mills Road, Great Mills, Maryland, when they heard a subject


yelling on the side walk behind them. Deputies made contact with the victim who advised Katina Willieast Jenkins, 36 of Lexington Park, Maryland, tried to cut him with a knife. Investigation revealed, Jenkins and the victim were arguing at a residence on Manon Way in Lexington Park, Maryland. The argument escalated to physical assault when Jenkins tried to cut the victim with a kitchen knife. The victim fled the residence and made contact with the Deputies. Deputy A. Schultz arrested and charged Jenkins with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. False Statement On June 30, 2013 Deputies responded to a residence on Upper Kells Lane, California, Maryland, for the report of a subject threatening suicide. Upon Deputies arrival, they made contact with Ryan Christopher Owens Owens, 37 of Waldorf, Maryland, who reported a female subject at the residence was attempting to commit suicide. Deputy T. Seyfried determined through his investigation that Owens and the female subject at the residence were involved in an argument. Owens fabricated the account of the female subjects attempt at harming herself in a ploy to have her removed from the residence. Deputy Seyfried arrested and charged Owens with False Report. Theft less $100 On June 26, 2013 Deputy T. Wesner responded to Walmart in California, Maryland, for a theft. Investigation revealed Kevin Anthony Held, 18 of Leonardtown,

Maryland, removed merchandise from the store, passed all points of sale failing to pay for the merchandise. Held was charged on a Maryland Criminal Citation for Theft less $100.


2nd Degree Assault On June 30, 2013 at approximately 11:30 pm, Deputies responded to Camp Merryelande Road, Piney Point, Maryland, for the report of an assault. Investigation Henderson revealed Scott Alan Henderson, 31 of Valley Lee, Maryland, found information on the victim’s cell phone which upset him. Henderson woke the victim from her sleep and physically assaulted her, by punching and attempting to strangle the victim, leaving physical injury. Henderson released the victim and began to break property within the residence. The victim fled the residence and called police. Upon Deputies arrival, Henderson had fled from the residence and was located a short distance away. Deputy C. Ellis arrested and charged Henderson with 2nd Degree Assault. Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Paraphernalia On June 29, 2013, Deputy W. Bankhead patrolling the area of Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland, when he observed several subjects standing in a driveway. The actions of the subjects indicated they were about to fight. Deputy Bankhead and Dfc. M. Boyer made contact with the

subjects to investigate. Patrick Vincent Scriber Jr., 19 of Lexington Park, Maryland, began to walk away from the Deputies. Scriber upon request came back to speak with Deputy Bankhead. Dfc. Scriber Boyer checked the sidewalk area where Scriber had been standing and located a small baggie containing suspected marijuana. Search incident to arrest of Scriber revealed an additional baggie of suspected marijuana on his persons. Scriber was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Paraphernalia. Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Paraphernalia On June 29, 2013 at approximately 0014 hrs Dfc. T. Snyder initiated a traffic stop on Chevrolet Monte Carlo displaying Cassell expired Maryland registration plates. Dfc. T. Snyder made contact with the driver, James Russell Cassell, 21 of Colonial Beach, Virgina. A check of Cassells driving status through Virginia and Maryland revealed Cassells driving privileges were suspended in both states. Search incident to arrest revealed a cigarette containing suspected marijuana. Cassell was issued numerous motor vehicle citations for driving suspended and arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Paraphernalia.

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Chamber of Commerce Names New Chairperson By Alex Panos Staff Writer

Throughout her time on the board, she has noticed a number of things change over the last six years. The chamber has begun to hold issue forums since her arrival – and within the last year, forums such as the annual health care and economic forums have helped businesses see the value in joining the chamber. “Both of those were extremely successful,” Oliver said, noting the health care forum helped simplify some complex reform policies, while the economic forum helped locals understand the impacts sequestration at Naval Air Station Patuxent River will have on overall spending in the community. “They were grateful the experts came in and let them know what to expect.” The chamber now features more programs and activities, such as the annual Taste of St. Mary’s event. Oliver said Taste of St. Mary’s not only offers a chance for restaurants and caterers to showcase their talents, it’s also a great way to bring the community together. The meet and greet perspective member events have further informed the community on the benefits the chamber offers. Oliver is a St. Mary’s County native, and graduate of St. Mary’s Ryken High School in

The St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce recently named Kim Oliver as its new chairperson. The chairperson serves a one-year term, and performs duties including acting as spokesperson of the chamber and leading the board meetings. Oliver owns the defense contractor company Amelex, which she purchased in 2003, and will be helping many other business owners throughout St. Mary’s as the new chairperson of the chamber. Oliver said the chamber provides a chance to focus on issues that impact all businesses – daily operations at Amelex require her to focus mainly on the department of defense. “It’s sort of an outlet for me,” she explained of her role at the chamber. The chamber plays a major role helping established businesses continue to grow, she said, and their primary goal is to promote business, which in turn also ends up bringing the county together. “They sort of go hand-in-hand,” Oliver said.

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took notice of her efforts. After years as a member, Oliver was approached by a member of the executive committee and asked to join them, with the assumption that she would eventually serve as the chairperson. Out of her deep respect and admiration for the organization, Oliver agreed. “It’s really an honor to be asked [to join the executive committee] because they see you as adding some value to the committee,” Oliver said. In her new role with the organization, Oliver aims to continuing programs the chamber has already established, such as business after hours and the state of the schools lunch. She hopes to add some issue forums relevant to transpiring events in the upcoming months, and introduce the idea of featuring relevant speakers at quarterly meetings. Developing relationships, particularly with the Navy, will be vital as well, she said. “In order for the county to move forward, all of our organizations need to work together,” Oliver said. She wants to continue to show businesses, through marketing and advertisement campaigns, how beneficial joining the chamber can be. “We can’t imagine why any business wouldn’t want to be a part of the chamber, because we represent them,” Oliver said. “The reason we exist is to enhance the business community of St. Mary’s County.”


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Solomons: Come for the Fireworks; Stay for the Fun!

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Solomons to Celebrate America with Annual Fireworks Solomons Business Association, 9:30 p.m.

Get out the red, white and blue and get ready to celebrate the Nation’s birthday during Solomons, Maryland’s annual Fireworks this 4th of July. Continuing its annual tradition, the Solomons Business Association (SBA) will host the annual Solomons fireworks display, beginning at dusk. “Visitors can enjoy a full day of fun capped off with our always spectacular fireworks display,” said SBA President Lisa Batchelor Frailey of Sail Solomons. “The annual Fireworks event is one of the signature occasions for our community and visitors to experience the hospitality and fun that Solomons has to offer.” In addition to the evening fireworks display, Frailey invited visitors to enjoy the Island throughout the day, including a boat parade and other family-friendly activities being offered by individuals and businesses. “Visitors can watch as boats decorated gloriously for the 4th and crews showing off their patriotic colors, parade around the Island. They will launch at noon from the pier off Holiday Inn Solomons and can be viewed from many waterfront locations as the boats proceed

past the Chesapeake Biological Lab and continue to the gazebo,” she said. The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory is planning an afternoon of family activities, from hands-on science to fishing games, nature crafts and more. At dusk, or approximately 9:15 p.m., the fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River off historic Solomons Island and can be viewed from the Riverwalk. If weather factors force a last-minute delay or postponement in order to maintain the safety of the crew and spectators, the fireworks will take place on Friday, July 5. “Presenting the fireworks is one of our major events on Solomons, and our signature events throughout the year help fund the display,” Frailey said. “Fireworks contributions from the public are gratefully accepted since every little bit helps to keep the fireworks In addition to SBA, this year’s firedisplay alive.” works are sponsored by the Calvert County Commissioners and by Dominion Cove Point LNG, PNC Bank, Tiki Bar VIPs, Solomons United Methodist Church,

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Solomons: Come for the Fireworks; Stay for the Fun!

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Camp Maria Retreat Center Full of Opportunities Now in its 76th year, Camp Maria Retreat Center has had many opportunities for great partnerships. Working with the community, these partnerships have helped enhance and carry out the mission of CMRC all year round. Thanks to a ministry grant received from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Camp Maria partnered with Walden Behavioral Health Services to provide a muchneeded spiritual and educational resource to underserved individuals and families seeking recovery from addiction. Walden's Community Engagement Manager, Laura Webb coordinated and facilitated a powerful Recovery Coach Retreats Program as well as a Recovery Leadership Summit where folks could share resources and learn about new developments in the area of recovery from addiction. The Logan C. Caton Charitable Foundation provided financial resources for rebuilding three ramps particularly for the participants in the Muscular Dystrophy

Camps. The MDA camps are just around the corner, giving children with Muscular Dystrophy a chance to have a great summer camp experience. Our partnership with Special Love Inc.- BRASS Camp over the years has supported Camp Maria in obtaining bunk beds to expand our capacity as well the repair and rebuild of the South Well House. We look forward to BRASS camp in July. We are so grateful for the opportunities for collaboration. From helping us clean up after last summer’s storm, to volunteers at our annual Oyster Scald each October. And even the important things that folks do not think about that we are helped with, such as ice donations from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and Vulcan Materials Company for the upkeep of our driveway, continuous food service support from Bailey's Catering and the behind the scene support that we get from Gerald Gardiner, Emergency Management Manager for St. Mary's County Emergency Services and Technol-

ogy as well as the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department -we know we are blessed to be a part of this great community. Camp Maria will continue to cultivate multilevel partnerships with a variety of people, churches and organizations to enhance and carry out our mission to provide an atmosphere of prayer, hospitality and simplicity in a peaceful, natural environment for retreat and various renewal programs. If you are interested in learning more, check out our web site at or on Facebook Friends of Camp Maria. You can call 301-475-8330 to speak with someone about your interest. We do have dates available. Ann Kovalcik Director Camp Maria Retreat Center

The Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Association Committee Thanks Participants and Sponsors of the Golf Tournament The proceeds from this tournament and associated activities over the last six years have allowed us to provide a total of over $120,000 to Semper Fi Fund. We would like to also recognize and thank the following sponsors for their generous support: Gold Sponsors: Advanced Rehab Technology (x2), Heritage Printing (Programs and Signage), and Bear Creek BBQ (Lunch); Blue Sponsors: Professional Solutions (x2), Landstar, SMECO, Juan O’Callahan (Juan’s Wellness), TSA, Precise Systems Inc., GE Aviation US, Knightpoint, Family of LCpl Christopher Thuot, and CSM; and donors Linda Palchin-

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The Sixth Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, was held on 10 May 2013 at the NAS Patuxent River Cedar Point Golf course. Claude was a 1969 West Point graduate and a Vietnam War amputee, was a peer visitor to the Iraq and Afghanistan War wounded veterans at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was instrumental in helping the vets re-integrate back into their environment.

Claude died in a sports parachute accident in October 2007. The tournament is organized by local volunteers who have ties to the Marine Corps, Navy, Army and Air Force. These volunteers, with the help of veterans like Claude and other Walter Reed and Bethesda “peer visitors” provide one-on-one contact with the wounded Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen and their families and bring them down to southern Maryland for long weekends to re-

lax, fish, eat home-cooking, and to just get away from the hospital and therapeutic routines. The Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Association Committee, a 501(c)(3) organization, would like to thank everyone who participated in and supported the tournament. There were 104 golfers (including 4 wounded warriors from Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA)) and the tournament made over $18,500 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF).

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The County Times 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 Tuesdays may run in the following week’s edition.

Victor Raymond Reynolds, 90 Victor Raymond Reynolds, 90 of Compton, Md., died June 24, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s. Born August 27, 1922 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Victor Reynolds, Sr. and Fern (Pettingall) Reynolds. Victor was a resident of St. Mary’s County for twenty-one years. He worked as a Metallurgical Engineer. Victor served in the United States Navy from 1939 to 1945. Victor is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Reynolds; his children, Gary Reynolds, of Leonardtown, MD, Nancy Santiago, of Gainesville, VA, Marianne Sabo, of Trumbull, CT; his sister, Edith Zacharko, of Bel Air, MD; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Thursday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, in Baltimore. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Thomas Penfield Jackson, 76 Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, 76

of Compton, Md., died June 15, at his residence. Born January 10, 1937 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Thomas Seaving Jackson and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Jackson. Judge Jackson was appointed to the U.S. District Court in 1982. He is survived by his wife Patricia King Jackson; his children, Leila Jackson Kochis of Austin, TX and Sarah Jackson-Han of Chevy Chase, Md.; 3 grandchildren; and his brother, Jeffrey Jackson of Bethany Beach, Md. A funeral service for Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson was held on July 10, at 10 a.m. at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Private interment followed in St. Mary’s County, Md. In celebration of his life, an endowment fund has been established in his memory at St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy. Contributions can be sent to: SMCM Foundation, 18952 E. Fishers Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Virginia Anne Gass, 67 Virginia Anne “Ginny Anne” Gass, 67, of Severn, Md., formerly of the Seventh District in St. Mary’s County, Md.,

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passed away on June 29, in Washington, DC. Born on April 7, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of Mary L. Walker Tippett and the late Francis B. Tippett. Virginia is survived by her children; Leslie Diane Hayes-Gass of Severn, Md., Deborah Rebecca Gass of Fla., Claudia Lynn Gass of Severn, Md., Tracy McDermott of White Plains, Md., David DeSales Gass of Manassas, Va., John F. McDermott, Jr., of Waldorf, Md., 3 grandchildren; Stephanie Brooks, Kyrstin Stapleton, and Conner McDermott, 2 great grandchildren; Patrick Brooks, and Fiona Brooks. She is preceded in death by her daughter Chandra Darlene Gass, and grandson John David McDermott. Ginny Anne worked as a Nurse and EMT for 7 years retiring in 2002. She enjoyed; Fishing, crabbing, loved reading, loved the Seventh District in St. Mary’s County, Md., and family time, especially with her grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. with prayers recited at 7 p.m. in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, Md. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Bushwood, Md. Pallbearers will be; James Hall, David Hall, Joseph Tippett, Gary Tippett, Johnny Tippett, and Jay Walker. Contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Lena Mace Lamb, 90 Lena Mace Lamb, 90, of Leonardtown, Maryland, passed away June 28, at Georgetown University Hospital. Born in Pine Level, Florida, May 10, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Lutha (Cannon) Mace. She was raised in Fort Myers, Florida, graduated from Fort Myers High School, and attended Gwynn Park Business College. She worked at Buckingham Air Station at the outbreak of World War II. She married her high school sweetheart, Howard Lamb, with whom she began an odyssey as a Navy wife in 1942. They traveled throughout the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida, and enjoyed a tour of duty in Port Leyote, Morocco. As a Navy wife, when her husband was stationed someplace the family couldn’t go, Lena thought nothing of packing up the two boys, hooking up their camping trailer to the car and driving from their Maine duty station to their family hometown in Florida for six month periods. According to the boys, when they reached the Florida state line, Lena would say, “We’re halfway there!” The Navy family arrived in Lexington Park, Maryland, in the summer or 1958, making St. Mary’s County their home. Lena and Howard founded The Tackle Box in 1960, starting in a tiny corner of Mr. Aud’s building on Rt 235

in Lexington Park. Both they and their sons worked tirelessly to build the business to the successful enterprise it is today. Lena became active in community projects, the Navy Wives Club, Lexington Park Baptist Church, Hollywood Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary, as well as supporting her son’s activities at Great Mills High School. Lena was an accomplished artist and painted throughout her life. She also acted and performed in numerous Navy Wives Club plays, as well as performing with two of her granddaughters in Lord Baltimore’s World at St. Mary’s City. Lena and Howard fished side-byside in rivers, creeks, and lakes from Maine to Florida. They traveled all over the world as members of the Shillelagh Travel Club. Lena created photo books before scrapbooking was popular. Her life, her travels, her friendships, her family gatherings/celebrations, and her fishing trips are all recorded in over 100 family albums she completed over the years. When her sons returned to Lexington Park to join the family business in 1973, Lena became “Grandmother extraordinaire”! The grandchildren will tell everyone that she made the “most wonderful spam pancakes” in the world. Occasionally she would include a cup of highly milked coffee with the pancakes!! Heaven on earth!! She taught the children to fish, to water ski, to know the value of reading books & newspapers, and to value the importance of God in their lives. She taught them to accomplish all things with care and dedication, because everything mattered. She also taught them to learn their own voice and to share it – in truth, with dignity, with love, and with respect for the place it comes from. She danced and laughed and celebrated their graduations, weddings, and births of her great-grandchildren. She was always there for them. In recent years, her family activities continued with as much active involvement in the lives of her great-grandchildren. Lena was also an avid letter writer and was never too busy to reach out to people. She valued life and seemed to love and feel things to her bones. She was an inspiration and made each day of her life count, even to the end when she lead a Bible Study group at Cedar Lane Apartments where she lived. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and three sisters: Ara Shaffer and LaVerna Thomas of Fort Myers, Florida, and Buena Neal of Fort McCoy, Florida. She is survived by her two sons, Howard Lamb Jr. (Sandi) of St. Inigoes and Kenneth Lamb (Linda) of Lexington Park; five grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown, where a memorial service will take place at 7 p.m. Internment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P. O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; or to Friends of Cedar Lane, 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, MD 20650.


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Mamerto Campos, 49 On June 9, Meng Campos went to heaven surrounded by his family and friends after a long battle with cancer. Meng was born in the Philippines on February 27, 1964 and then moved to Hawaii. Meng joined the Navy in 1983 and was stationed at Patuxent River Naval Air station in Maryland where he met the love of his life Roxanne Parent. Meng went on to work for various contractors until becoming ill in 2012. Meng was preceded in death by his father Aniceto Campos, Meng is also survived by his spouse of 21 years Roxanne and son Marc , grandson Brayden and his mother Gloria and siblings Ernie ( Priscilla} ,Nida , Alex (Sandy) Chet (Craig) Neme {Melissa}. Meng enjoyed helping his friends and family with any task asked of him. Meng will be greatly missed by family and friends, especially his buddy Skippy.

Raymond W. Dare Sr., 92 Raymond W. Dare, Sr., 92, of Solomons, died June 30. He was born to the late William Smith and Edna W. Dare, August 13, 1920, in Washington, DC. Raymond served as a Corporal in the United States Army during World War II, before being injured in Nancy, France in 1944. He was awarded several military medals, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. After he was discharged from the Army, he went on to complete 39 years of service with the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) before retiring in 1981. Raymond is survived by his wife, Nellie Camille Dare, who he was married to for 73 years and his son, Raymond W. Dare, Jr. He is also survived by 2 granddaughters and 5 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A., 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD; where services and military honors will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

Nancy L. DeJongh, 88 Nancy L. deJongh, 88, of Solomons died June 26, at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. She was born July 6, 1924, in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, to Cutis and Eula (Strother) Spaid. She was a retired supervisor for the C & P Telephone Company. She “came down the hill” to Washington, D.C. to support the war effort in 1942 starting as a switch board operator at the Pentagon. After being divorced very early in her marriage, she became a single mother, long before it was prevalent, and devoted much of her life to raising her only child and friend, Barbara. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was

always an active member of the Presbyterian Church wherever she was living. She enjoyed traveling but most of all she enjoyed her large family. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Alfretta Warren; brother, Glen Spaid; grandson, Kelly O’Brien; long time friend Michael Chaney; and her beloved Yorky’s Lady and Muffin. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara O’Neal and her husband, Patrick, of Asbury-Solomons; sisters, Ruth Cheshire, Una Mae Yeakle, Betty Parkinson; half-brothers, Garland Spaid and Junior Spaid; grand daughter-inlaw, June Hass and many nieces, nephews and their families. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Asbury-Solomons Auditorium with the Rev. Charles Harrell and Meredith Syler officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Asbury Solomons Island Benevolent Care Fund, 11100 Asbury Cr. Solomons, MD 20688 or a charity of your choice Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

Patrick Willian O’Donnell, 81 Patrick “Pat” William O’Donnell, 81, of Leonardtown, Md., formerly from Washington, D.C., Passed away on June 23, in Leonardtown, Md. Born on July 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Neal Daniel and Edna Carrie Crossingham O’Donnell.  Patrick is survived by his sisters Joyce O’Donnell Hecht of Bethesda, Md., and Cathleen O’Donnell Dawson of Clinton, Md., and Nephew James Francis Payne of Washington, D.C.  Patrick is preceded in death by his brother Neal Daniel O’Donnell.  Pat attended St. Johns College High School graduating in 1949 and attended the University of Maryland graduating in 1953 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree.  Patrick was a teacher in Great Mills High School for 36 years retiring in 1990. Pat was a lifelong St. Mary’s County resident, a member of the Potomac River Association, and Knights of Columbus. The family recieved friends on Friday, June 28, from 9 to 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Compton, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 28, in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Compton, Md., with Father Brian Sanderfoot officiating, and Con celebrating Father John Dakes and Deacon Bill Nickerson.  Interment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md. Pallbearers were; James Francis Xavier Payne, Alexander Payne, Benedict Francis Xavier Payne, Norman Hecht, Jr., Mark Hecht, and James Dawson. 

Brigitte Regina Sadosky, 71 Brigitte Regina “Kitty” Sadosky, 71, of Odenton, Md., passed away on June 24, at her residence. She was born on January 22, 1942 in Wurzburg, Germany to the late Karoline Elisabeth and James P. McDermott. She

married Daniel J. Sadosky, Sr. on May 22, 1965 in Laurel, Md., and he preceded her in death on November 26, 2002. Kitty graduated from Laurel High School in Laurel, Md., in 1961. She is survived by her son, Daniel J. Sadosky, Jr. of Lusby, Md.; grandchildren, D. J. Sadosky of Lexington Park, Md., Brittany, Megan and Nathan Sadosky all of Lusby, Md., and her great grandchildren, Nevaeh, Natalia and Gavin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Joseph McDermott. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 6, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby, Md. Interment will be private. Should friends desire contributions may be made in Kitty’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. For more information or to leave condolences please visit www.

William Walter Mangum Jr., 74 William Walter “Billy” Mangum, Jr., 74, of Shady Side, Md., passed away June 24, at his residence. He was born February 10, 1939 in Washington, D.C. to William Walter and Lois Ruth (Violett) Mangum. Billy

was raised in D.C. and attended public schools. He was employed as a Journeyman Electrician Washington D.C. Local 26 I.B.E.W., retiring in 2001. Billy married Karen N. Sullivan on July 3, 1989. He has lived in SE Washington, Prince George’s County and in 1991 moved to Shady Side. Billy enjoyed music, dancing and trips to the Outer Banks and Key West. He also loved spending time with his childhood friends, and watching the Washington Nationals and Redskins. His favorite pastime was being with his constant, loyal canine companion, Murphy. He was a member of the D.C. Drapes and the Morningside Sportsman Club. Billy was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Frank Mangum. He is survived by his loving wife Karen N. Mangum and children Ryan W. Mangum of Chesapeake Beach, Md., Branden Sandifer of Sacramento, CA, Kaiti Sandifer of Ocean City, Md., and Mark Davis of Baltimore, Md. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, sisters Evelyn McGuire of York, Pa., Doris McArthur and husband Duncan of Pensacola, Fla., and Susan Nebeker and husband Gary of Alexandria, Va.; and sisters-in-law Linda Abbott of Deale, Md., and Patricia Lambert of Chesapeake Beach, Md. A Celebration of Billy’s life was held Sunday, June 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marlboro Moose Lodge. To leave condolences visit

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Navy Seeks Comment On Polluted Site By Guy Leonard Staff Writer The U.S. Navy is looking to excavate soil from a site on base at Patuxent River NAS that was used for decades as a storage area for electrical transformers. A report on the site, known as Site 28 by the Naval Facilities Command, (NAVFAC) shows that soils there contain some levels of potentially cancer causing and non-cancer causing agents at the site which straddles Peary Road and is bounded by buildings Nos. 516, 3134 and 2029. The amounts of those hazardous materials are small enough to not pose a significant threat to most people who would walk in and around the site, the report stated, unless the land were to be used for a residential site or as a place for industrial workers based on analysis of likely

exposure rates. The navy wants to excavate the site and dispose of the soil, about 281 cubic yards, at an approved landfill off site. The other alternative is to do nothing and allow the contaminants to remain in the soil there, according to the report. This means the site would have to be reexamined every five years. The public can make written comments on the remediation plan for the site until August 1. A public meeting on the plan has been scheduled for July 31 at 6p.m. at the Frank Knox Building in Room 100. The written comments can be mailed to base public affairs office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III in Philadelphia, Pa. or to the Maryland Department of the Environment in Baltimore. The report is available for public viewing at either the Lexington Park branch of the county public library or the library on base.

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Kids Rule at MIR this Weekend This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday it’s the 17th annual IHRA Junior Dragster Team Finals. The 8-17 year old Junior Dragster racers have the track all to themselves for three big days! These amazing little machines can run speeds over 80mph in just 7 seconds! This is an official IHRA National event, with IHRA Ironman trophies and many special awards up for grabs. Plus, on Friday night there will be a “Dad’s pit bike challenge” and on Saturday night there will be a “Mom’s in Junior Dragsters Race”, so it’s fun for the entire family! Also, be sure to see MIR’s mascot “Lugnut” who will be on hand to play games with kids and entertain the crowd! Full details on all class info, special races, and other detailed info is available on the MIR website at mirdrag. com under event flyers. Gates will open at 10am on Friday with time trials starting at 5:30pm. Gates will open at 8 am Saturday & Sunday with time trials starting at 9 am. Adult Admission is $15 per day, or a 3-day pass is $40. Children 6-11 are only $5 per day or a 3-day pass is $10. For more information on this event call Dragline at 301-884-9833 or visit www.


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Special Olympics Teams Rack Up the Hardware

By Alex Panos Staff Writer

Photo by Frank Marquart The fireworks display at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Saturday evening proved to be a fun experience to those in attendance. The County Times wishes our readers a happy and safe Independence Day.

Athletes in the St. Mary’s County Special Olympics program traveled to Towson University last month to compete in the state competitions, against athletes from all over Maryland, in track and field, swimming and bocce ball. This year, 33 of the 53 track and field competitors, ranging from age 11 to 60, received at least one gold medal, including four a piece from Tikira Blackwell and Marcus Davis. Volunteer Susan Chapplear said Andrew Gill thrilled the audience in the 200-meter race with a late come from behind victory on the final stretch. Athlete Jerry Gatton, who is blind, and his guide Dale Becker set their personal best record in route to winning the gold medal in the 100-meter run. Chapplear added, Joey Owens too set his personal best in the shot put competition, despite battling through a number of injuries to compete. Avery Long dominated the high jump and long jump during the event. Long also ran the fastest 200-meter of the weekend in addition to setting the top mark in the jumps St. Mary’s County athletes racked up 20 gold, two silver and three bronze medals in the swimming games. The swim team, which has traveled to Charles and Calvert counties for qualifying events, competed in two relay races, 25 meter freestyle, 25 meter backstroke and 50 meter freestyle. The Bocce events took place on the university’s soccer field, and 27 competitors from St. Mary’s County took home 11 gold, seven silver and five bronze medals in singles matches. They also were awarded five gold, four silver and four bronze for their efforts in the doubles matches. “By far the most exciting matches of the two days pitted St. Mary’s athletes against fellow teammates,” Chapplear said. James Sewell defeat-

ed Tom Stewart by a single point in the last frame – a point decided by a quarter of an inch. In doubles, Linda Higgs and Mary Herbert were beating Stewart and Sewell – now teammates – for majority of the match before the men began a furious rally to come back and win. The athletes, who began training for competition in mid-March, were exhuberant on the bus up to Towson, eager to take part in the entire two-day experience. “They were as excited about the dorm, dining hall experience, parade and dance as they were about the athletic competition,” Chappelear said. The national competitions will take place next June, and feature over 3,500 athletes and 80,000 spectators, according to Chappelear. Gold medal winners are eligible to be selected in a random draw this month, most of who will participate in sports such as kayaking, soccer, flag football, cycling, bowling and basketball, Chappelear said. Visit, email or call 301-481-7049 for more information about the Special Olympics.


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Blue Crabs Unveil Complete Entertainment Schedule For 48-Hours Of All-Star Fun Earlier this year the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs were named hosts to the 2013 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s All-Star Game. With that has come months of prepping and planning for the biggest event in Southern Maryland history. The first step in making this a memorable experience, was transforming the game into two days of non-stop fun for everyone. Now the Blue Crabs are excited to share what they have in store with the entire community. Beginning on Tuesday, July 9 the circus comes to town! As part of the All-Star Celebration presented by Turkey Hill, “Circurious” a 90-minute cirque show will welcome the Atlantic League to the Southern Maryland community. With gates opening at 6:30 p.m., fans will have a chance to mingle with the Blue Crabs and the rest of the Atlantic League AllStars and team mascots in true circus style - set with singers, dancers, contortionists, aerialists, acrobats and carnival fare. Bobby McKey’s Dueling Pianos bar will also provide a musical twist as two pianists show off their talents on the field for the first hour of the celebration. Player introductions and the Freedom Division and Liberty Division managers’ speeches will then commence at 7:30 p.m. and wrap-up just in time for

“Circurious,” which will take the spotlight on a giant stage setup in the infield of the ballpark for an unforgettable performance beginning at 8 p.m. The evening will be capped off with a fireworks extravaganza that fans will not soon forget. The following day, Wednesday, July 10, will pick-up right where Tuesday’s fun left off as Regency Furniture Stadium takes host to the Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by The Communities of St. Charles. To start the excitement everyone will be welcomed to join the fun for a pre-game block party presented by Backyard Amusements, which will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Backyard Amusements will provide clowns, face painters, a dunk tank, inflatables, games and much more for the whole family to enjoy as part of a familyfriendly tailgate. In addition “The John Luskey Band” will be performing for patrons listening pleasure throughout the block party and the top two contestants in each age bracket of the Atlantic League All-Star Youth Home Run Derby presented by the Civista Health Foundation will square off to see who will be crowned the youth home run king! When gates open to the public at 5:30 p.m. the first 2,000 fans will be welcomed to the ballpark with a special

St. Mary’s Academy 50th Reunion On June 8, 2013 the St. Mary’s Academy Class of ’63 celebrated their 50th reunion 1st Row: Joan Adams, Rose Allen Dement, Waverly Medley, Leone Gatton, Margaret Bailey 2nd Row: Charlene Adams, Brenda Patterson, Carole Wible, Donna Farrell, Diane Delahay, Betty Ritter 3rd Row: Pat Schiesser, Gladys Long, Mary McCall, Donna Jarboe, Ann May

commemorative giveaway. National performing acts Myron Noodleman, the Inflatamaniacs and Dave the Horn Guy will also appear throughout the game and guest Comedians from “Color Me Funny”, who have delivered four of Baltimore’s best comedy showcases, will serve as guest managers during the game. At the conclusion of the game, the Blue Crabs will wrap-up the festivities with the biggest fireworks and laser light show in franchise history as “The Sam Grow Band” plays alongside to cap off the week’s events. Atlantic League All-Stars will too take their jerseys right off their backs to be auctioned to fans with proceeds going to the Civista Health Foundation. The 48-hours of fun will feature something for the whole family, whatever age they may be. Tickets are still available for both events, but going extremely fast.  Tickets are just $15 for the celebration and $15 for the game itself.  Fans can purchase tickets by logging onto, by calling 301-638-9788, or by stopping by the Regency Furniture Stadium Box Office located at 11765 St. Linus Drive.

Claudia Pickerel Scholarship Gets Donation

Mrs. Elsie Lawrence representative from the Banneker Class of 1958- presented the President of St. Mary's County NAACP, Ms. Andrea Bowman, with a $1,000 donation for the Claudia Pickerel Scholarship fund. 

St. Mary’s County to Show and Share the Love for Local Parks and Recreation this July Leonardtown, MD – Why do you love your local parks and recreation? St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) believe people in the county can and are seeking the most creative answers during national Park and Recreation Month. This year, St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks’ program of activities for Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to show and share the love for parks and recreation.

The 2013 theme of “I [heart] my Park and Recreation” encourages individuals, families, friends, and park-lovers everywhere to venture to their local parks and recreation areas to experience the many benefits they offer. These include programs to inspire healthy, active lifestyles and activities to appreciate nature and the environment. Paramount to this year’s theme is fill-in-the-blank social media. Log onto stmarysmdrecreation to say why you love

your local parks and recreation. A random entry will be chosen to receive a 24-Punch Pass to the Great Mills Swimming Pool. St. Mary’s County will celebrate Park and Recreation Month through various recreation and summer camp programs. To learn how to show the love during Park and Recreation Month, visit recreate and The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organiza-

tion dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 30,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.NRPA. org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.


The County Times

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Library Director Receives Award


James Stephens Morgan, Pt. II “This is the necessary inference--for it cannot, for a moment be supposed that I designed to abstract the package, containing letters without examination, in order at my leisure to look at their contents, I should have passed over Leonardtown, Head of the Bay, and all the other offices, to pick upon a solitary package from the Great Mills, having nothing to distinguish it as valuable... The question, then… whether I had such opportunity for examination, in point of time…and whether there was any appearance of secrecy attempted in the discharge of my mail duties on that day?...I am not without proof upon these points, as will appear by the following sworn statements of a gentleman of integrity, well known in the neighborhood in which I reside...the name of the person who was in the office when I opened the mail [has been omitted] as my sole object is self-vindication.” On August 31, 1850 Samuel Brookbank deposed that he was at the store of H. G. Garner & Co. on August 19 when the mail arrived from Leonardtown and he saw Morgan go into the counting room to open the mail bag; that the door to the room and the window was open the whole time; Morgan was in the counting room no longer that two minutes at any given time; and that another person was present in the room. Morgan continued “The time, then,

the beautiful Patuxent River. We will attempt to find the “sweet spots” along Greenwell’s shores for fishing and learn the “ins and outs” of fishing. We are looking for a few good fishermen/women and enthusiasts to join us for some summer fun. In addition, we have openings in all sessions of Camp Greenwell as well as in many of our specialty camps. Registration is available all summer long. More information and registration is available at

Cat of The Week

A Journey Through Time

By Linda Reno Contributing Writer

Greenwell Adds New Kayak Fishing Camp The Greenwell Foundation is pleased to announce that we have opened up a new fishing camp this summer! In this particular camp, we will have the unique opportunity to fish from kayaks. The camp will run during Week 6 (July 22-26). The camp is open to campers ages 7-12, who will learn fishing skills, responsible catch and release, and crabbing. Campers who already enjoy fishing will join those who have never fished in enjoying

St. Mary’s County Library Director Kathleen Reif (left) was presented a Waterford crystal bowl and plaque at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago for the 2013 Peggy Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children Award. Pictured here, after the ceremony, is Reif with the sponsor of the award Peggy Sullivan.  The announcement was made in April that Reif had received this award “for her sustained and effective efforts to providing children’s services, with particular attention to early literacy and learning and Every Child Ready to Read initiative.”



for examination is limited to the period between my return from the store to the counting room, with the Chaptico mail matter--for, of course the presence of the person in the room at the time of opening and assorting the mail, effectually precluded any such purpose at that period; and yet, if the suspicions were correct, less than two minutes sufficed not only for this examination, but to arrange and to place the mail, deposit the Chaptico contributions, close the mail bag and deliver it to the driver. For, be it remembered, there is no pretence that, with the exception of the missing letter, there was anything irregular in the whole day’s processing. I very humbly submit that such task of examination was impossible to anyone only blessed with the ordinary complement of eyes and hands…If these facts, briefly stated are not sufficient to remove all doubt, I must be permitted, in the discharge of a high duty, not only to those who trusted me, and whose confidence in my integrity has never wavered for an instant--not only to my own character, but to the memory of my beloved parents, to play for a while the egotist. I am yet young--only 22 years of age, and yet five years ago I was the confidential clerk of Mr. James J. Gough at Chaptico, having control of large funds... For years I discharged most of the duties connected with his varied large money transactions, he being an invalid; he lived trusting me--he died with that confidence undiminished.” To be continued.

Feral Cat Rescue has over 20 kittens available right now for adoption. Please check out and email it to if you are interested in adopting a cat or a kitten.  Please allow Richie to introduce himself: My name is Richie and I am super cute and very friendly! My siblings, my mom and I are very lucky as we were found by a nice lady who called FCR just in time to save us. We were starving, dehydrated and our foster mom who is a vet, saved our lives. What a relief! My mom is Rita and my siblings are Richie & Laverne & Shirley.  We were born in April of 2013. Our adoption fees are one kitten for $125 or two kittens for $200. That way, we can be with a sibling and have someone to play with while you are at work. We have been combo tested for FIV and FeLV and we are all negative. We will be spayed or neutered and we will get our rabies vaccine, as well as microchips. If you are interested in adopting me or two of us, please out an application <http://www.> and email it to diane@

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Wednesday, July 3 • Yoga Jay Lane Healing Center, Hollywood 1 p.m. This unique class combines yoga and playful movements while strengthening the bond between you and your baby. Experience yoga postures, flowing yoga postures and relaxation time in a playful and safe environment for babies. • Independence Day Celebration Concert Sotterley Plantation, 1 to 4 p.m. Independence Day Celebration Concert Waterfront at Sotterley. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an afternoon of music, children’s activities, silent auctions and a brown bag raffle at our beautiful Riverside Pavilion! Featuring The Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Quintet led by Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  Bring your picnic lunch or purchase from great local vendors that will be onsite. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.  Admission:  $10 per car.  FREE for Members of Sotterley and active, reserve, and retired military members.

Thursday, July 4 • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 Meeting 21690 Colton Point Rd., Avenue, 6 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 invites all spouses of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras to join us for our monthly meeting. The July meeting will be joined with the Post meeting for installation of officers (not the first Tuesday this month). Visit the Post website at Call Christina Barbour at 301-904-5876 for more information. • Fourth of July Watermelon Bash La Plata Town Hall, 11 a.m. Celebrate the 4th of July at Town Hall. Join us for hot dogs, games, wet fun, and plenty of watermelon. For more information visit www.townoflaplata. org.

Friday, July 5 • Free Breakfast of Community Children Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. Free breakfast of cereal, milk and fruit cups for community children will be served from 9:00 to 10:30 every Friday through August 9. Guardians are welcomed to eat also for a $1.00 donation. • Book Signing Fenwick Street Used Books & Music, 41655A Fenwick St., Leonardtown. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. First Friday, Alex Aanderud will be signing copies of the book Mastering the Art of Success, as he is one of the authors.

• Summer Concert La Plata Town Hall, 7 p.m. Join us for the Friday night Summer Concert Series. The weekly concerts take place from 7 pm to 9 pm on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall at 305 Queen Anne Street. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Concessions are available from the Town’s food trailer located near the back of the parking lot, an ice cream truck is also stationed there for your enjoyment. A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones. Friday July 5th: 7 p.m.
Sara Gray Band
Top 40 Country/Classic Rock

Saturday, July 6 • Household hazardous waste collection Charles County Department of Public Works building, 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road, La Plata. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items accepted free of charge include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oil-based paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, batteries, expired prescription drugs, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Mark any container that does not have a readable, original label. Call 301-932-3599. • TEST YOUR IQ* (imagination quotient) at Leonardtown Arts Center Leonardtown Arts Center, 22660 Washington Street, 2nd floor, Leonardtown. 301-475-5775. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (one hour lunch break) This workshop (taught by artist Ingrid Unset) is a 4 hour class of fun tests, and hands-on writing, drawing, sculpting, printing, etc. which challenges one’s powers of observation. • River Concert Series on Location in the Leonardtown Square 41660 Courthouse Drive, P.O. Box 1, Leonardtown Join the members of the Chesapeake Orchestra for a relaxing and invigorating mix of instrumental numbers. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, or reserve an outdoor table at one of the local restaurants.  Concert is FREE and starts at 7 p.m.  Call 301-475-9791 for more information. • St. Peter’s Car Show and Blessing of the Cars 3310 St. Peter’s Drive, Waldorf, 8 a.m. 3rd Annual Car Show and Blessing of the Cars at St. Peter’s Church in Waldorf. Blessing of the cars by Monsignor Parent and carnival games for the kids. Something for everyone set in the beautiful St. Peter’s setting. Parking will be on asphalt and the games will be on the soccer fields. Dash plaques for the first 100 cars entered and numerous trophies. All cars, all years are welcome. All proceeds to directly to support the school. Click

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Sunday, July 7 • Mighty Dragonfly 10201 Bee Oak Road, Brandywine, 11 a.m.-noon Cedarville State Forest will hold a Mighty Dragonfly program July 7 at the park. Cost is $3 per car. Call 301-888-1377. • Cat Adoption Center Open Callaway Village Shopping Center, Callaway, 11 a.m. The Cat Castle is located at 20845 2B Callaway Village Drive at the Callaway Village Shopping Center behind the A&W, it is close to All Kinds Veterinary Hospital. Our cats are in enclosures so you can actually interact with them. Children are welcome with parents. The Cat Castle is open every Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm. Please stop by and say hello and hopefully pick out a family member. Spring is bringing us a lot of new cats and kittens. Check us out on • Wildcats Free Football Clinic and Registration Leonardtown Hall Recreation Center, Leonardtown, 3 p.m. Come out and join us for our free football clinic. This is our 2nd year offering our FREE football clinics. These are noncontact football drills that allow participants to learn basic football fundamentals. Clinics will be held on Sundays beginning May 5th and continuing on May 19, June 9, June 23, July 7, and July 21. Clinics last two hours (3-5pm) and will be held on the field next to the Leonard Hall Recreation Center in Leonardtown, Maryland. Registration will also be available. The Wildcats are not your normal youth sports club. We believe that there is more to life than sports. We believe that strong community involvement will better both the Wildcat Family, and all the wonderful people of Southern Maryland. Any Questions feel free to Contact 
Rebecca @ 240-216-2195
or by email

Monday, July 8 • Summer Training Camp 109 A Post Office Road, Waldorf, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Chin Hamaya Culture Center will hold summer training camp for kids, 5-17 July 8-Aug. 23 at the center. Cost is $95 for the week. Before and after camp care available 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. for $1 an hour. For more information, call 301-653-4758. • Rabies Clinic St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, 6 p.m. St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League’s Rabies Clinic will be held the 2nd Monday of each month (March November) at the St. Mary’s County


Fairgrounds from 6-8PM. The July clinic will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 6-8PM. All leashed pets, or pets in carriers, are welcomed. Vaccinations are $10 each. With proof of current vaccination, shots will be good for 3 years. Without proof of current vaccination, shots will be good for 1 year. For anxious pets, please have one person hold the pet outside, and one person come in to register and wait in line. When it’s your turn, the vet will come outside to vaccinate your pet. Most pet owners arrive from 5:30 to 7 p.m., so if possible, to decrease normal wait times, please visit the clinic between 7 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www. • Children’s Professional Performances St. Mary’s County Libraries, 10 a.m. Mr. Jon and Friends will perform a fun, silly and a dancing good time show with music and puppets. All ages. Free. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. Made possible by grant from St. Mary’s County Arts Council and matching funds from Board of Library Trustees.

Tuesday, July 9 • Chautauqua College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Road 6:46 p.m. July 9-11 College of Southern Maryland will hold Chautauqua. Rachel Carson, mother of the environmental movement will be featured July 9; aviator Amelia Earhart will be featured July 10; and baseball player Jackie Robinson will be featured July 11. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket. Call 301-934-7703. • No Limit Cash Game Bad Beat Jackpot 24930 Old Three Notch Rd. Hollywood, 7:30 p.m. No limit cash game. The Bad Beat Jackpot has over $600 right now. $1 - $2 Blinds
Dealer provided. Nightly high hand every two hours All food and drink are free Benefits Special Olympics and the Center for Life. All proceeds stay in this county and help the physically and mentally challenged. Ask about volunteering because we have year round sports. For information, call Jim Bucci Sr. at 240-298-9616 or 301-373-6104.

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The County Times

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Library Items Mr. Jon & Friends to perform

Mr. Jon & Friends, a folk-rock married duo, will provide an energetic show filled with music and puppets on July 8 at the Professional Performances. Charlotte Hall branch’s performances will be held at White Marsh Elementary at 10 a.m., Leonardtown’s will be held at Leonardtown Elementary at 12:30 p.m. and Lexington Park’s will be at the library at 3 p.m. These performances are made possible in part by a grant by St. Mary’s County Arts Council and matching funds from the Board of Library Trustees. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.

Kids can cook

Kids ages 8 to 12 can drop in to make and sample new fun summer recipes at Lexington Park branch on July 9 at either 3:30 p.m. or 4:15 p.m.

Workshops on Typing, TumbleBooks, and Google offered

The Leonardtown branch is offering a typing workshop, which will use a self-paced online tutorial, for anyone wanting to learn to type or improve their typing skills at 2 p.m. on July 9, July 16, or July 23. Registration is requested. Kids ages 7 and older can register for a typing class on July 19 at Lexington Park branch at 2 p.m. and at Leonardtown branch at 3 p.m. A class for kids 5-8 years old to explore TumbleBooks, an online collection of eBooks for kids,

will be held at Charlotte Hall branch on July 12 at 2 p.m. and at Leonardtown on July 19 at 10 a.m. A parent must accompany the child. Registration is required. Teens can register to learn about Google docs, apps and more on July 10 at 2 p.m. at Charlotte Hall branch and on July 19 at 1 p.m. at Leonardtown branch.

Oscar winning movies to be shown

Lexington Park branch is hosting a series of Oscar winning movies on Fridays. The first movie, which won the Oscar for Costume Design and follows Anna Karenina’s life-changing affair with Count Vronsky, will be shown on July 12 at 2 p.m. The movie is rated R.

Kids to work with artifacts

Children ages 10 and up attending the Science of Archaeology program will learn to identify, interpret and preserve artifacts as well as excavate a 17th century homestead. Staff from Jefferson Patterson Park will conduct the program at 2 p.m. on July 15 at Charlotte Hall branch and on July 17 at Lexington Park branch. Registration is required.

Genealogy help provided

Adults can receive help conducting their genealogy searches, particularly with, Heritage Quest and other free websites at an open lab at Lexington Park branch on July 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Beatlemania Again Lives On By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer For about two and a half hours, “Beatlemania Again” gives fans of the original Beatles a chance to see what it may have been like to see the “fab four” in a concert back in 1968. For over 18 years, Dave Pal, Rich Morello, Tom Godsman and Mark Ehnamm have taken on the roles of John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and Paul McCartney as they trace the career of the Beatles from their debut in 1964 to their finale in 1969. The instruments used in a Beatlemania Again show are period rich to those played with in the 60’s in order to give the show a more authentic sound. Beatlemania Again has been around for more than 18 years, performing approximatly 75 shows per year. While the Beatles hailed from England, Beatlemania Again tends to stay rooted in the United States, but, according to owner and performer Rich Morello, “our audience rangers from young children to senior citizens”. “Everyone enjoys singing along to all the classic Beatles songs,” he said. Since the show’s beginning, audience feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. According to a testimonial from Melissa Anastasia, “for my kids, this group is the Beatles,” she said, adding, “We always have a great time singing along [and] laughing at the great humor put on with the group”. Beatlemania Again tries to have a genuinely authentic concert atmosphere, even holding signings and taking pictures after their shows. “The show recreates the music, the magic and

the mania of a live Beatles performance,” Morello said, “We do our best to capture the energy and excitement of a live Beatles concert”. The show features three acts, “Meet the Beatles”, “SGT. Pepper” and “Get Back”, each highlighting a different pivotal point in the Beatles career. Act one revisits the Beatles’ migration from London to America, showcasing the original sounds of their albums and the

actual instruments used by the group during that time. Act two highlights the change that the Beatles embraced after touring around the Philippines and Japan. Everything is live during act two with no backing tracks added. The final act showcases the fab four’s personalities. Each member dealing with his own life. Beatlemania Again brings back the emotion that was hidden at the end of the Beatles career. “Beatlemania Again is a ‘rockumentary’,” said Morello. The show is planning on continuing for several years to come, inspiring music fans of all age groups. Beatlemania Again is set to perform during St. Mary’s Ryken High School’s Community Concert Series on Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m. in the school’s theatre. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available and no coolers will be allowed. Tickets are $39 each and seating is general admission. Tickets can be ordered by calling 301-373-4182. For more information, visit www. or email them at Pictures courtesy of Rich Morello and Beatlemania Again website


The County Times

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

w e i v e n R k O o o B g n i Go

Wh at’s What’s


In Entertainment

Thursday, July 4

• Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 p.m.

Friday, July 5 • Swamp Candy Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. • Randy Richie Café des Artistes (41655 Fenwick St., Leonardtown) – 6:30 p.m. • Funkzilla Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. • First Friday (Leonardtown town square) – 5 p.m. • 15 Strings Spinnakers Restaurant (16244 Millers Wharf Road, Ridge) – 7 p.m. • Country Memories Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 7 p.m. • Legal Action Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 6

• Groove Span Morris Point Restarant (38869 Morris Point Rd Abell) – 6 p.m.

• Tonight’s Alibi Cryer’s Back Road Inn (22094 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown) – 9 p.m. • Back Stage Pass Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 9:30 p.m. • Redwine Jazz Trio The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m. • HydraFx Seabreeze Restaurant (27130 South Sandgates Rd., Mechanicsville) – 7 p.m. • The Pirhanas Port Tobacco Marina (7610 Shirley Boulevard, Port Tobacco) – 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 7 • Sam Grow Band at all ages family fun day Port Tobacco Marina (7610 Shirley Boulevard, Port Tobacco) – 4 p.m. • Country Memories Band St. Mary’s Landing (29935 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall) – 4 p.m.

• Randy Richie Café des Artistes (41655 Fenwick St., Leonardtown) – 6:30 p.m.

• The California Ramblers Seabreeze Restaurant (27130 South Sandgates Rd., Mechanicsville) – 3 p.m.

• Don’t Call Me Shirley Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, July 8

• Clazzical Jams Concert (Leonardtown town square, Leonardtown) – 7 p.m. • R and R Train Brass Rail Sports Bar (20331 Pt Lookout Rd, Great Mills) – 9 p.m.

•Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9 •Mason Sebastian DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 5 p.m.

The County Times is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail Please submit calendar listings by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

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In the Annals of Job-Quitting, the quit you executed was fabulous. Everybody thought you were a lifer at work. Nobody thought you’d ever leave. But you’d been quietly job-hunting for months, and on the day you got the call you were waiting for (and the new position), you shocked them all. You quit – quit! And you couldn’t stop smiling. Ten years ago, Andy Sachs famously quit her job at Runway with a big, Parisian f-bomb. But in the new book “Revenge Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger, she should’ve known that you can’t escape The Devil that easily. Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Andy Sachs was sure she had that once, thanks to her assistant’s job with Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine. Now, it had been a full decade since she’d escaped, ten years since Miranda’s ring-tone made Andy cringe. Ten years since Andy quit in a blaze of dubious glory. Things sure had changed in that decade. Right after she left Runway, Andy found work as a wedding blogger. Her best friend, Lily, moved to Colorado; and Alex, Andy’s first love, broke up with her in a most pathetic way. Not long after that, Andy and her former-enemyturned-bestie, Emily, started The Plunge, a fabulous celeb-and-picture-filled wedding magazine, the cover on which every bride wanted to be. Best of all, Emily introduced Andy to Max Harrison, and now Andy was a newlywed. But, of course, life never runs smoothly. On the morning of her

wedding, Andy accidentally found a letter from Max’s mother, and it turned out that Barbara hated Andy. That undermined Andy’s self-confidence, despite that Max was loving, handsome, and supportive. He was also good with investments: he was one of The Plunge’s earliest backers, after all. Yep, The Plunge was good. It was Andy’s “baby,” and it made her happy. Everybody loved that magazine - including Elias-Clark, the firm that wanted to acquire it, the firm that also owned Runway. Runway, with Miranda Priestly at the helm… Oh, my, there’s a lot going on in “Revenge Wears Prada.” And you’re going to love every single page of it. It’s always nice to reconnect with old friends, especially when they’re as sweet and smart as Andy Sachs. Author Lauren Weisberger let her character mature but she otherwise hasn’t altered those aspects of Andy’s personality. Even though it’s been ten years since we first met her, Andy’s just as endearing as she was in Weisberger’s first book. What’s different here is that Miranda Priestly is even more evil. Honestly, there’s one passage in this book that made my skin crawl. It’s deliciously scary, like almost out of a horror novel, and that couldn’t be more perfect. I really don’t think you need to have read Weisberger’s first novel to understand this one; it might help, but you can get a sense of what happened pretty much anywhere. I can tell you this, though: whether you’re new to this story, or you’re an old fan from way-back, once you start reading “Revenge Wears Prada,” you won’t be able to quit.

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Home Health Services 101 Presentation Learn everything you ever wanted to know about licensed home health agencies in an important presentation at the Northern Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, July 10 at 1 p.m. Gain knowledge of what home health agencies provide; what is covered by insurance and what is not; specifically what you may receive as a service and what it may cost you out-of-pocket. This session will assist you in planning for the future. All questions will be answered in a neutral and non-soliciting manner. This information is excellent for caregivers and those planning to age in place! Sponsored in partnership with Lee Ann Stedman, Executive Director, Circle of Care, LLC and Rebecca Kessler, Division Manager, Home & Community-Based Services, St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services. Call 301-475-4002, ext. 1001 no later than Monday, July 8 to sign up. Farmers’ Market Coupons to be distributed The Maryland Department of Agriculture Senior Farmer Market Coupon distribution for St.Mary’s County will take place at the Garvey Senior Activity Center in Leonardtown on Wednesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. until all coupon booklets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. You must be 60 years of age or older and have proof of age to participate. Financial qualification is based on the income of the entire household. For a one person household, the monthly income cannot be above $1,772 per month; two-person household monthly income must be $2,392 or less combined. Individuals receiving checks must sign a federal affidavit indicating that they meet the qualifications. Intentionally making a false statement can result in civil or criminal prosecution under state and federal law. For more information call 301-475-4200, ext.1072. Balance Classes to start soon at Loffler Dave Scheible will be starting his Balancing Act classes in July. There will be two different classes: Tuesday morning classes at 9 a.m. will have intermediate exercises for students who have a certain amount of flexibility and capacity for exercising. There will also be a Wednesday afternoon class at 3:15 p.m. which will teach very basic exercises for those who have more balance challenges. To determine which class will be more beneficial for you, Dave will be conducting a free balance assessment on Tuesday, July 9 at 9 a.m. Once you have been assessed, you can sign up for the class. The class will be $20 for all four sessions beginning July 16 and 17 payable to Dave on the first day of class. To sign up for the assessment or for more information call 301-737-5670 ext. 1658. Make an herb garden using plastic bottles Come to the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Friday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. for a recycling and gardening project. How green is that? $5 will cover all the costs including bottles, herbs and soil. To sign up call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 or stop by the reception desk by Wednesday, July 17. Learn Pinterest Pinterest is a visual online pinboard or scrapbook that can organize a user’s favorite hobbies or topics visually in categories of their choice. For example, a person might create a pinboard called “gardening” and include images of flowers they would like added to their garden, or tips and tricks. Pinterest 101 is a class that will teach the basics of Pinterest, including how to create a board, how to pin to a board and how to follow others. Class is held at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. Structured as a watch and learn, the instructor will go through the steps on the computer for the audience to follow on the screen. Space is limited; sign up by calling 301-475-4200, ext.1050.

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By Debra Meszaros CSN Can cheese be a health food that can help your brain, heart, and bones? Are there important differences in your cheese choices? How does your favorite cheese stack up against the rest? There are many myths we are led to believe about foods and our dietary habits. Cheese may just be one more food that could actually be placed on the “good” list if we just understood the difference between the vast varieties available. Many nutritional experts agree that the human diet should include 50 to 70 percent quality fats to achieve optimal health. Cheese when consumed in the right form can supply high quality protein, amino acids, saturated fats, and Omega 3’s; vitamin A , D, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, B2, B12, vitamin K, and CLA. Quality cheese is one that is manufactured (fermented) with just a few ingredients; it’s simply goat or sheep milk, a starter culture, salt, and an enzyme. This is the opposite of fake cheeses like Velveeta, Cheese Whiz, and most other squeeze cheeses and pasteurized cheeses. Other inferior cheeses are any that do not need refrigeration or ones containing coloring agents and additives. A key factor to a healthier cheese is pasture raised animals that are never fed grains. Quality cheese will be labeled “Raw”. An organic label will also ensure the cheese is a higher quality product. Additionally, raw, grass-fed, organic cheese contains more calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, C, D, and E than other forms of cheese. Grass-fed is a major component to managing the proper balances of Omega 6 and 3 as grass-fed provides the proper ratio of 2:1 of Omega 6 and 3. Non grass-fed has an unbalanced ratio of 25:1 and an imbalance in Omega 6 to 3 contributes to inflammation in the body. In general quality raw cheese has lower sodium levels. Building healthy bones is more than just about

calcium, and raw cheeses pack a substantial amount of vitamin K2. Gouda, Brie, Edam, Cheddar, Colby, hard Goat Cheese, Swiss, and Gruyere are highest in vitamin K. For those who may be lactose intolerant, much of the lactose is removed during the cheese making process, so one may be able to consume raw cheese; as it also contains enzymes to help in its digestion. Do remember that in order for a raw cheese to maintain its enzyme content, it cannot be heated above 115 degrees. Hopefully as you begin to understand how to identify quality cheese, you will be able to throw out the guilt and load up on some key nutrients! But remember even a healthy food should not be consumed everyday…rotation….rotation…rotation….variety is a key to optimal health. ©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 making no attempt to prescribe any medical treatment. You should not use the information here for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. The products and the claims made about specific products have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Confirm the safety of any supplements with your M.D., N.D. or pharmacist (healthcare professional). Some information given is solely an opinion, thought and or conclusion based on experiences, trials, tests, assessments or other available sources of information. I do not make any guarantees or promises with regard to results. I may discuss substances that have not been subject to double blind clinical studies or FDA approval or regulation. You assume the responsibility for the decision to take any natural remedy. You and only you are responsible if you choose to do anything with the information you have read. You do so at your own risk. I encourage you to make your own health decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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