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“We’ve got over 60 of these platforms in our service area,” -SMECO spokesman Tom Dennison.

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Six years ago, the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) started placing wooden nests for native ospreys on top of used utility poles in St. George Island and other communities around Southern Maryland in an effort to help protect the avian species. Now they say they have installed more poles as ospreys have taken to nesting there regularly both in St. George Island and Piney Point. Their efforts have even garnered the attention of elected officials like Board of County Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell, who lives on St. George Island. He praised SMECO’s efforts recently as turning the island into a haven for ospreys. Tommie Short, SMECO’s head of the avian protection project, said the local population of ospreys using the poles seemed to be growing each year. “It’s definitely working,” Short said, adding that the number of poles on the island has increased from 10 to 12. About three or four have been installed in

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neighboring Piney Point to keep up with the population. Before the program started ospreys were fond of nesting on top of the T-shaped utility poles, increasing their risks for landing on power lines and electrocuting themselves. SMECO eventually replaced the poles on the island with ones without a cross T and put up the new nests to accommodate the birds. “We’ve got over 60 of these platforms in our service area,” said SMECO spokesman Tom Dennison. SMECO has not kept track of the number of birds that have flocked to the platforms but are fairly sure that they are different specimens, since the birds are highly territorial, said Short. The program only uses space owned by landowners, Short said, and they have had to turn down some because the site would not allow enough open space for the birds to properly land. “Sometimes they’re just Harry Homeowners who want a platform to watch them,” Short said. guyleonard@countytimes.net 1 - Once known as the fish hawk, the osprey lives on fish that it catches by snatching them in a shallow dive from the surface of the water. 2 - Though fish are by far the most important part of the diet, ospreys have been recorded catching a wide variety of other prey, including birds, reptiles and even crustaceans. 3 - Though almost all British ospreys nest close to freshwater lakes or lochs, they will readily fish in the sea. 4 - Some osprey populations, such as those on the Mediterranean islands of Menorca and Corsica, feed almost exclusively on sea fish. 5 - Ospreys are one of the world’s most widely distributed birds, breeding throughout much of North America, Northern Europe and Asia and around the coast of Australia. 6 - All British-bred ospreys move south to Africa after the breeding season, with most wintering in Senegal and the Gambia. 7 - Young ospreys remain in West Africa until they are three years old, when they fly north for the first time.

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8 - These young birds seldom breed until the following year. 9 - Though ospreys can be found commonly in suitable habitat throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, they do not breed there. 10 - In Britain collectors exterminated ospreys in the early years of the 20th century, and the birds didn’t return to breed until 1954. Information courtesy of livingwithbirds.com


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Anderson Leaving Economic Director Post By Guy Leonard Staff Writer County Economic and Community Development Director Steven Anderson announced this week that he was leaving government service here after less than a year on the job. Anderson said his decision essentially came down to money; he received a better compensation offer from the City of Norfolk in Virginia. Anderson was hired to help diversify the county’s economy and make it less dependent on the defense industry and the U.S. Navy and Anderson was able to get the federal funding for study on the subject. Anderson said there were still projects in the works as he left his office that the county could still use to improve economic development. One was a tax increment financing plan (TIF) for Lexington Park that still needed the approval of county commissioners.

“Everything is keyed up for the economic diversification study… and for other economic development tools,” Anderson said. The TIF would act as a way for the county to capture tax dollars generated by Lexington Park to go back into the community to help with economic development there. No other tax dollars from other communities in the county would go into the TIF fund, Anderson said. He said the offer from Norfolk was an intriguing one that better sustained his family’s needs. “It was a pretty enticing package,” Anderson said. “It was better all around for my family.” Anderson said county officials were willing to forge ahead with his plans to quickly find ways to diversify the local economy but unforeseen conditions inside the day to day administration made moving as quickly as he wanted difficult. “There was inertia but I think it was due to the unfortunate circumstances of Mr. [John] Savich [former county administrator] being ill.”

Savich passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer. “Without a full-time administrator things are naturally delayed,” Anderson said. “But I think that’s been corrected, [County Administrator Rebecca Bridgett] has really stepped things up.” Anderson said he was following Savich’s lead to push for the rapid diversification of the county’s economy; Savich also held the post of economic development director before taking the county administration post. “He was the prime driver,” Anderson said. In Anderson’s absence Robin Finnacom, director of the county’s Community Development Corporation, will take over as acting economic development director. “I’m excited to be able to carry on the important work being done in the department and I look forward to working with staff on a variety of economic and community development initiatives,” Finnacom said. guyleonard@countytimes.net


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Homes Make Way for Medical Project

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Staff with Cherry Cove Property Management have relocated four households on their property to help make space for a planned medical facility on Great Mills Road. The four homes were on a plot of land that is to constitute the entrance to the planned facility, said Cherry Cove CEO Brian Norris, but the four families were relocated to other properties at their Lord Calvert mobile home park. “We helped them with relocation… because of the medical building entrance,” Norris said. “Those four homes are the last to be relocated for the foreseeable future.” Norris said the project to build the new medical building, under the auspices of East Run Medical LLC, is still in design review with the county’s planning commission though its conceptual site plan has met with approval. “We hope we can break ground in the spring,” Norris said of the project, which will be largely occupied with medical services from MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in

Leonardtown. County officials and economic development specialists have said the new facility will help community health in the Great Mills Road corridor which is the recent beneficiary of a state health enterprise zone designation. This designation allows for funding to increase health screenings and other services to the residents of the area who often face chronic health problems due to lifestyle choices and lack of access to medical care. The medical facility is the first of a large redevelopment plan for the mobile home park.

The East Run LLC proposal is to relocate all of the families currently residing at the mobile home park and replace them with office space, apartment buildings and 129 single family homes. Officials with the county say the project, and the relocations of all the residents who live there, may not occur for years to come. Norris has said that economic conditions, as well as county approvals, will determine whether the full redevelopment project occurs.” guyleonard@countytimes.net

Bluesville’s Tony Colter Will Act as Master of Ceremonies at the Southern Maryland Blues Festival Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tony “Maddog” Colter, host of the Bluesville radio station on SiriusXM radio will MC the First Southern Maryland Blues Festival. Tony has had a long, successful career in radio. Tony started working at the college radio station at WACC Radio, a student run small Radio Station at Anne Arundel Community College, in the 1970’s. He was then given his first paying radio gig at the then new big rock station in Baltimore, 98Rock, where he picked up the nickname “Maddog”. After stints in Philadelphia at WYSP and in Cleveland at WNCX, Tony moved to the Washington DC area and became a DJ at 105.9 WCXR and then at DC101 for most of the 1990’s. He then worked at 94.7FM The Arrow, before joining XM Radio, now SirusXM, in 2004 where he hosts BB King’s Bluesville, Channel 70. “We are very excited to have Tony Colter here to kick off our inaugural festival. He brings a world class voice to the stage” states Don Hooker, promoter.

About the festival:

The Southern Maryland Blues Festival is a two day festival featuring twelve national, international and local bands held at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, Maryland on Sept. 7 and 8. The headliners are The Marshall Tucker Band and Canned Heat, Also playing is Trampled Under Foot, Ana Popovic and Mo’ Better Love, Walter Trout, Mark Hummel’s Lil’ Walter Tribute, Bonerama, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, The Patty Reese Band, Daryl Davis w/ special guest “Kingfish, a 14 year old blues prodigy, Swamp Candy and Sam Grow. Andre Jones will perform the National Anthem with the Calvert High School NJROTC Color Guard. There also will be a Crafter Village, Kids Zone, a variety of great local food, beer and craft beer tasting by local hosted breweries. We fully expect this first year event to become a Southern Maryland tradition gaining notoriety on a national level. The festival will benefit the less fortunate of Southern Maryland through a contribution of ALL net proceeds to End Hunger in Calvert County.


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Sheriff: Radio Encryption Necessary By Guy Leonard Staff Writer After receiving complaints about government and police transparency of operations, Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said the county’s move to switch virtually all police communications to encrypted channels was a necessary one to protect citizens’ personal information and tactics and evidence used in investigations. “It wasn’t just about how people [criminal elements] can get apps and information access on the Internet,” Cameron told The County Times. “It was also about the amount of sensitive information we transmit over our radios.” When deputies relay information about crimes to other law officers over the radio they often talk about witnesses, evidence and victim information, which can be sensitive to investigations, Cameron said. “These are what I term vulnerabilities

in the open air system,” Cameron said. Open air police channels have been a mainstay for media and other civilians to keep abreast of police activities for decades and Cameron said the agency has still kept one, countywide frequency open to the public so they can talk in the clear about high profile cases like bank robberies or missing person incidents that may have just occurred. Having that one public channel open will allow the public to keep informed of wanted persons police are looking for, Cameron said, and even know to provide information to police if they have any knowledge. Cameron said he and the agency are also considering making available a service to residents that would send them text messages of computer aided dispatch (CAD) calls that originate in the county’s emergency operations center. Despite the concerns of law enforce-

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News ment, some citizens say the encryption of police radio traffic amounts to another layer thwarting government transparency. The scanners went off line when the county switched over police communications to digital service from analog several weeks ago. “A citizen’s right to listen reflects the traditional balance of power in American society between the people and their government,” wrote Aaron Giles of Leonardtown to the Board of County Commissioners. “Full-time radio encryption is an overreach by law enforcement that should be immediately checked by the Board of [County] Commissioners by establishing a policy that all routine public safety and public service communications on the county’s new radio system be open to reception by the public.” guyleonard@countytimes.net

County Commissioners and Commission on Aging to Host Senior Forum Leonardtown, MD - The St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners will address topics related to the senior community at a special forum on Friday,

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Sept. 27. The Senior Forum, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, Commission on Aging, will allow seniors to hear directly from commissioners about their concerns. Topics to be addressed at the forum include new initiatives of benefit to the senior community and what issues commissioners currently favor in support of the needs of seniors. Time will be allotted for a question and answer session following commissioner remarks. This should prove

to be a wonderful opportunity for seniors to come out and voice their issues and concerns or to ask questions of the members of the Board of County Commissioners. The forum begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, located at 44219 Airport Road in California, MD. To reserve a seat contact the Department of Aging and Human Services at 301475-4200, extension 1050.

North End Gallery Artist Intern Announced Leonardtown, MD - North End Gallery (NEG) is pleased to announce the selection of Andrew Ridenour of Hollywood as an Artist Intern for the coming year. The Gallery’s Artist Intern program is designed to give young artists concrete experience displaying and selling their art. Ridenour is a junior at St. Mary’s College of Maryland who has been interested in drawing and painting since early childhood. “I’ve experimented with a lot of media, from clay and welding to ink and paints, and oil paints are my favorite right now. I like oil’s characteristics and the way pigments interact with each other.” Ridenour credits Randy Tusing, his Leonardtown High School art teacher, with recognizing his talent and encouraging him to develop his skills in different media. Ridenour is enrolled in a joint BS physics/mechanical engineering program offered through SMCM and the University of Maryland (UMD). After his junior year at SMCM, he will transfer to UMD to complete the engineering studies. While his college focus in technical, “art and painting will always be a significant of my life,” he stated recently. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the artists at the North End Gallery and learn from their experience.” In addition to displaying their work,

NEG interns are expected to help hang new shows, assist customers, and help maintain the gallery. They also have opportunities to learn how to improve their artistic presentations and to learn about the financial aspects of a career in the fine arts. Learn more about the North End Gallery at www.northendgallery.org.Fi.


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The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter has relocated its Southern Maryland office to White Plains. The Chapter will host an official ribbon-cutting for the new location, followed by an open house, on Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. Long-time Alzheimer’s champions U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer, and Maryland State Senators Mac Middleton and Roy Dyson will speak at the event and participate in the official ribbon-cutting. About Alzheimer’s disease More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 cause of death with no cure, prevention or way to slow its progression. Deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 68 percent between 2000 and 2010, while deaths from other major diseases, including the number one cause of death (heart disease), decreased. One in three seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. In 2013, the direct costs of caring for those with Alzheimer’s to American society will total an estimated $203 billion, including $142 billion in costs to Medicare and Medicaid. 86,000 Maryland residents aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s. Nearly 10% of Maryland residents over the age of 60 report that they are experiencing confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse. Over 85 percent of them have not spoken with a health care professional about their concerns. For those with worsening

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DEFENSE Naval Air Museum Project Back on Course By Guy Leonard Staff Writer After nearly a year of falling behind after the first developer of the project issued bad bonds, the Board of County Commissioners approved an award Tuesday to continue construction on the new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. The commissioners awarded a $4.9 million contract to Biscayne Contractors, Inc. of Alexandria, Va. to complete the project. A large portion of the money going towards the project, about $3.37 million, is from federal sources routed through the state, said Department of Public Works and Transportation Director George Erichson. Chief Financial Officer Elaine Kramer told commissioners that the favorable bid by the contractor was positive step. “This is progress,” she said. The original contract was given to Brough-

ton Construction Company, LLC and back in October of last year they received permission to proceed but just two months later the county issued a stop work order when they found out that the performance and payment bonds were “fraudulent,” county documents stated. When Broughton was unable to come up with replacement bonds for the project the county began its search anew for a builder. Back in June the county allocated $625,000 in local funds to completing the project; officials have long wanted the project to act as a tourist attraction and visitor center to better leverage the concentration of historic and current naval aviation activities for community and economic development. Officials estimated that it would take another year to complete construction on the project. guyleonard@countytimes.net An empty construction site on Route 235 should host a new, finished naval air museum in about a year’s time.

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NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) welcomed a new leader Aug. 26 to the organization responsible for maintenance, repair and overhaul of Naval and Marine Corps aviation assets. In addition to his new role with COMFRC, Rear Adm. Paul Sohl also will serve as the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) assistant commander for Logistics and Industrial Operations. Sohl’s previous assignment was as commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) assistant commander for Test and Evaluation, both based at China Lake and Point Mugu, Calif. He replaces Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes, who was named program executive officer for Air AntiSubmarine, Assault and Special Mission Programs, or PEO(A), in July 2013. “I’m honored to be back in the COMFRC family,” Sohl said. “This is a great organization with a lot of talented and dedicated people, and I look forward to serving with you.” Sohl formerly led FRC Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla. His other commands included the Naval Test Wing Pacific in Point Mugu, Calif., and the

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Sohl is a 1985 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. He holds a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University. Sohl received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and was designated a naval aviator in 1988. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Headquartered at NAS Patuxent River, COMFRC oversees eight Fleet Readiness Centers with subordinate headquarters locations on the U.S. East and West coasts and in Japan. COMFRC conducts maintenance, repair and overhaul of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, engines, components and support equipment. Each year, about 6,500 Sailors and Marines, along with more than 9,500 depot artisans at the FRCs overhaul and repair nearly 1,000 aircraft, thousands of engines and several hundred thousand components valued at approximately $4 billion.


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Testing & Evaluation at TPP/ANA Panel

MK6 Rotary Testing Completed

Patuxent River, Md. — Royal Air Force (RAF) flight crews completed testing of their new MK6 tandem rotor helicopter with the help of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) here Aug. 10. NAWCAD employees provided assistance to the RAF under a commercial service agreement with Boeing. NAS Patuxent River offers many unique testing areas such as sloped landing pads, maneuvering courses and heavy lift stations. Flying in these testing areas ensured the helicopter’s new digital automatic flight control system (AFCS) could operate successfully in a wide range of environments and scenarios, from operations in a desert theater to supply drops in the Arctic. “This is going to give us increased control in degraded visual environments, when operating in very difficult conditions such as in the dark or with dust and snow that

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Lexington Park, Md. - The Patuxent Partnership and the Association of Naval Aviation, Patuxent River Squadron are hosting a panel presentation, “Naval Aviation: The Future is Bright! T&E Collaboration and Processes” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum 5 to 7 p.m. d de gra up e ilo - Th Photo by Fred Trooutfitted with bright Rear Admiral Jeffrey Penfield, , ok ino Ch CH-47 the airfield at USN, Commander, Operational Test er ov rs ve ho s, it red ski Patuxent River as and Evaluation Force, Norfolk, VirNaval Air Station of a new digital auginia, is the Keynote Speaker for the completes checks ol system. The systomatic flight contr ft better low speed event. He says, “The future is indeed cra air the es tem giv safer maneubright in the world of Naval Aviation for ing ow all s, itie capabil sed control. and Test and Evaluation and it’s comvering and increa ing at the right time as our Navy is prevent the pilot from seeing,” said challenged with meeting our worldRAF Flight Leader Chris Boddy. wide demand with fewer dollars. Every dollar “This gives control to the aircraft spent must equate to value. That includes Test and so the pilot can monitor the proEvaluation. The T&E Community is focused on files of the aircraft flying and not be increased value; to the warfighter, to the acquisioverworked.” tion community and to our Navy.” In addition to the digital AFCS, Led by moderator Mr. Ward Carroll, Editor the upgraded version of Boeing’s of Military.com, the panelists will discuss how inCH-47 Chinook contains distinctive vestments in test ranges, labs, and personnel are items such as the COBRA fire suppression system, the external rescue driven by the demand signals from new programs hoist and a rotor brake. The new including unmanned systems. Panelists include frame structure of the MK6 allows Ms. Leslie Taylor, SES, Director, Flight Test Engifor lower maintenance and vibration neering (AIR-5.1), Naval Air Systems Command; signatures for longer life. CAPT John Lemmon, USN, Major Program Several RAF teams visited Manager, E-2/C-2 Aircraft; and CAPT Jeffrey NAS Patuxent River over the test peDavila, USN, Commanding Officer, Air Test riod, allowing different crews to conand Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX-1). duct tests and gain experience flying “Test and evaluation is a critically the aircraft. “We really appreciate all the faimportant function to both fleet operators cilities we have been able to use on and program managers,” said Bonnie base and places in the local commuGreen, Executive Director, The Patuxnity as well,” Boddy said. “It’s been a ent Partnership. “ANA’s local squadgood place to work and live.” ron has assembled a dynamic panel of

leaders who represent the exceptional breadth of the Navy’s T&E community.” “The Patuxent River ANA Squadron is pleased to team with The Patuxent Partnership again,” said Mark Converse, the commanding officer of the local ANA Squadron. “This will be an outstanding opportunity to share with the local public the significant contributions that our T&E community is making to the nation’s defense capabilities.” The pre-program reception begins at 5 p.m.; panelist briefings begin at 5:30pm, with a reception to follow. The program takes place on Wednesday, September 11 at PRNAM, 22156 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park. Recommended attire is business casual/flight suits. Cost is $10 for pre-registration; $15 at the door. To register or for more information, visit www.paxpartnership.org.

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Business Profile

Mechanicsville Nutrition

Rachael Chapman, left, Laura Cramer By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer

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“We became clients that fell in love with the product and wanted to share it with others,” said co-owner Rachael Chapman of Mechanicsville Nutrition. Chapman and co-owner Laura Cramer opened Mechanicsville Nutrition on June 5 and became one of seven nutrition clubs in the area. Mechanicsville Nutrition has health coaches available to help design a nutritional program specialized per person based on their lifestyle. Each client begins with the care nutrition line and from there, depending on specific nutritional needs and lifestyle habits, a specialized kit is advised. “People aren’t walking in and getting just another smoothie,” Chapman said. While the goal of Mechanicsville Nutrition is focused on primarily nutritional benefits, many of the clients that come in are looking for weight loss and weight management, which is possible. Chapman believes that personal coaching is highly important because, “people can only get so far by reading a label”. Each member of the team at Mechanicsville Nutrition started out needing help at the beginning of their journey. Because of that, the team is vested in the success of each of their clients. While they are not personal trainers, the members of Mechanicsville Nutrition can touch on exercise and even host a “weight loss challenge” every 12 weeks, which are weekly nutritional lessons that are geared to help people learn and understand what nutrition is. They can also generalize a food and exercise program based on their personal knowledge

for their clients. The products at Mechanicsville Nutrition are all considered supplements, meaning they are considered food, not drugs. They are all natural, made out of fruit, vegetable, vitamin and mineral powders, and they are all pharmaceutical grade products meaning they are made of at least 98 percent pure ingredients. According to Chapman, all of the products used at Mechanicsville Nutrition are 99.6 percent pure. Their main products consist of mostly soy protein; however all of their products are allergen free, gluten free and none of their products use milk. While milk can be added to the products in making things like smoothies, in the store, water is used in place of dairy. Starting the membership process at Mechanicsville Nutrition only requires an individual to walk in. They will begin a consultation wellness evaluation where personal goals are discussed, samples are tried and the entire process will be explained. A sample membership is distributed, including a 16 oz. meal replacement smoothie, which causes less intake of “the stuff that doesn’t fill you up,” Chapman said, but gives the big nutritional necessities that are taken in a meal, with fewer calories. Clients are also given a 12 oz. green tea and a 2 oz. aloe vera “shot” which works like a natural energy drink. Mechanicsville Nutrition is located at 29015 Three Notch Road, Unit 5, in Mechanicsville. They are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 301-884-7495 or visit www.facebook.com/MechanicsvilleNutrition kimberlyalston@countytimes.net

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CSM Golf Classic Raises $41,000 for Scholarships

Former Redskin Lineman Tre’ Johnson Rallies Golfers, Encourages Students Community members from around Southern Maryland gathered at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club on a picture-perfect August day to raise more than $40,000 for the College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic. Funds raised support ‘Support CSM Strong’ initiatives for student success including athletics, trades, lacrosse and foundation scholarships. Prior to tee off, CSM student Carley Flowers, of Waldorf, thanked participants for their generosity. As a high school and collegiate student-athlete Flowers said that she had suffered several injuries and was so impressed with the care and attention she received during her recoveries she developed a passion for helping people. She is a certified EMT with the Waldorf Volunteer Rescue Squad and is studying to become a radiographer and ultimately a radiologist. This year’s event welcomed retired Washington Redskin offensive lineman and Pro Bowler Tre’ Johnson as a guest golfer. Student-athletes from the men’s lacrosse as well as men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball were on-hand as volunteers and to provide a rousing send-off as golfers took off in their carts for the start of play. Athletics is one of the many programs that receive funding from proceeds from the Golf Classic. The sixth hole was dedicated to the memory of Eric Sawchak, a CSM studentathlete who lost his battle with cancer during the CSM golf team’s 2013 season. Eric’s parents Catherine and Michael Sawchak attended the Golf Classic with Michael Sawchak joining Johnson’s foursome during the tournament. Gottfried announced that $1,000 of the Golf Classic’s proceeds would fund the Eric Sawchak “Longest Drive” Memorial Scholarship to support future student-athletes attending CSM. The tournament’s winning team was McDonald & Eudy Printers, Inc., with players Kim Dickerson, Cas Dickerson, Mike McDonald and John Bowling. The second place team was Community Bank of Tri-County with players Greg

rley CSM student Ca orf, Flowers, of Wald nts thanked participaity. for their generos ol“Receiving CSM sch part arships and being has of an athletic team beencouraged me to der, come a better leaand student-athlete r allabove all a bette said around person,” Flowers.

Cockerham, Gordon O’Neill, Diane Hicks and Chris Simpson. The third place team was Donnie Hardy, Vance Welch, Tommy Stine and Chuck Crist. Awards were also given to George Bowie and Dianne Proctor for the Longest Drive Contest sponsored by St. Charles Communities; Jeff Larsen and Dottie Crecelius for the Closest to Pin Contest sponsored by the Aughinbaugh family, and Dr. and Mrs. John Sine; and Matt Martin for the Straightest Drive Contest sponsored by Charles County Commissioners. In addition to Marrick Homes as Grand Tournament Sponsor, other sponsors included corporate sponsor Southern Maryland Newspapers, CSM Strong Community Partner Sponsors Community Bank of Tri-County, DRN Environmental Solutions LLC, Facchina Construction Co., Inc., Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Mark Posten Excavating, McDonald & Eudy Printers, Inc. and NRG Energy, Inc.-Morgantown. Breakfast sponsors included BJ’s Wholesale Club of Waldorf, Burger King of Charles & St. Mary’s counties, Costco Wholesale of Brandywine and Safeway of La Plata. Lunch was provided by Chick Fil-A of La Plata and beverages sponsors included Bozick Distributors, Inc. Rita’s of La Plata and Royalle Dining Services, Inc. For information on the CSM Foundation or to make a contribution to scholarship funds, visit www.csmd.edu/Foundation/. Photos courtesy of College of Southern Maryland

The winning team for the 22nd Annual College of Southern Maryland Foundation Golf Classic was McDonald & Eudy Printers, Inc., with players, from left, John Bowling, Mike McDonald, Cas Dickerson and Kim Dickerson.

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BCI to Dissolve

By Guy Leonard Staff Write The Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI), a 10-year cooperative effort between local detectives and Maryland State Police investigators to tackle major crimes in St. Mary’s, has ended, according to Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron. Cameron said this week that officials with the Maryland State Police had informed him they would be pulling detectives they had serving in the unit out to join their own efforts to solve major crimes like murders, sex assaults, shootings and armed robberies under the auspices of their Criminal Enforcement Division. The shift is part of their overall drive to reform and reorganize parts of the entire state law enforcement agency. Greg Shipley, state police spokesman, said those detectives formerly serving in the bureau will now focus more on inter-jurisdictional crimes like gang activity, gun offenses and drug trafficking but will still assist with local law enforcement. “We’re not looking to break anything up with regards to criminal enforcement,” Shipley said. “We will certainly maintain [the detectives] in St. Mary’s County.” The new focus on inter-jurisdictional crime comes with a new strategic plan by Superintendent Marcus Brown, Shipley said, that would increase the role it plays in fight-

ing crime. “That’s the role the Maryland State Police needs to have,” Shipley said. On a practical level state police detectives will likely take on investigations where the first responder is a state trooper, Shipley said, while crimes first answered by local deputies will likely have local investigators assigned to them. “We’re not competing for calls,” Shipley said. “There’s no animosity here.” Cameron said the dissolution of BCI represented a hit to local police cooperation and effectiveness in solving serious and often sensitive crimes. He said BCI was formed a decade ago to stop dysfunction between the two agencies over who would handle serious investigations regardless of which agency arrived on scene first, but more importantly by pooling resources between the two agencies they shared information which was the most important aspect of solving cases, he said. Assistance would be there for state troopers, he said, but the new order of things meant it could not be voluntary. “It’s still a regression in my opinion,” Cameron said of the change. “I will support them in any way I can, but they’ll have to ask first.” Cameron said in the absence of BCI the local detective unit would likely revert to its old moniker of Criminal Investigations Division.

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Man Arrested in Double Arson

Investigators with the Maryland State Fire Marshals office say they have arrested the man responsible for setting two vacant homes on fire in Golden Beach last month. Steven Lee Rovinski, 26, of Golden Beach faces two counts of first-degree arson, two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of malicious destruction of property and two counts of reckless endangerment. Investigators say that they have found no motive for Rovinski allegedly setting the fires but charging documents filed in District Court reveal that on the night of July 20 Rovinski held a gathering of friends at his residence, which investigators say was near both arsons, and said someone Steven Lee Rovinski Investigators also said Rovinski set had asked him to set fire to the house in the 39000 block of Golden the container on fire to destroy evidence. The second fire occurred just nine Beach Road because that person had once resided there and had left some of their days later on Bay Drive in Golden Beach and investigators say witnesses identified belongings at the site. Rovinski is alleged to have then said: a person matching Rovinski’s description bicycling away from the residence before “You don’t think I will do it, do you?” He then allegedly retrieved a blue the second fire occurred. Investigators say the first fire startcontainer full of ignitable liquid, fire marshals said, and left his home in his pickup ed in the garage and caused $125,000 in damage. The second fire started in the truck. About 30 minutes later Rovinski first floor of the home and completely returned to his home and said “You hear destroyed it, investigators said, causing the fire trucks?” fire marshals alleged in $135,000 in damages. charging documents. guyleonard@countytimes.net

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By Guy Leonard Staff Writer U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein announced Tuesday that the leader of a reputed drug ring operating in St. Mary’s County to distribute large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine has been sentenced to nearly 15 years behind bars in a federal prison. Brian Deandre Bush, 43, of Hollywood received 140 months in prison for conspiring to distribute the narcotics as well as possessing the drugs with the intent of distributing them. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. also have Bush an additional 37 months in prison for violating the conditions of his supervised release related to a 2007 drug conviction. Both sentences are to be served consecutively, according to federal authorities. Bush’s guilty plea, according to Rosenstein’s office, states that from November of 2010 through July of the following year he conspired with seven other

people, including his son, Demetrius Deandre Young, to distribute drugs throughout the county. Bush and Young got the cocaine from suppliers in Maryland, Georgia and Florida, federal law officers said, and smuggled back here for distribution through other conspirators. Law officers intercepted cell phone calls between the conspirators in the thousands, they said, regarding their business and the rising price of cocaine in the county. Law officers say Bush was responsible for the distribution of five to 15 kilograms of cocaine on his own, as well as between 280 to 840 grams of crack cocaine. The entire drug ring encompassed 10 defendants in all, law officers stated, who have already pleaded guilty in the case. The highest prison sentences for certain of the conspirators went up to 15 years of incarceration. guyleonard@countytimes.net


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SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

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The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.

Sex Offender Sought

An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Christopher Quesenberry, 01/11/1986, a Tier III lifetime registered sex offender. Quesenberry had a Mechanicsville, Maryland address but has moved from that address and his whereabouts are unknown. Anyone with information about Michael Quesenberry’s whereabouts is urged to contact Det. Bill Raddatz at (301) 475-4200 Ext. 1958 or for Crime Solvers, call 301-4753333 or text “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637)

Police seek armed robbery suspects

On August 25, 2013 at 2:27 a.m. police units responded to the Charlotte Hall Exxon for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival deputies determined two subjects, one armed with an unknown type of handgun, demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied and the suspects fled the business on foot with an undetermined amount of proceeds from the business. Sheriff’s Office K-9 units responded and conducted a track of the suspects. The track was subsequently lost in the area of the Arby’s Restaurant. Suspect #1 is described as a tall African American male, mid to late twenties, wearing all black clothing, a face mask and armed with a handgun. Suspect #2 is described as a white male, mid to late twenties, short, wearing all black clothing and a face mask. Detectives have assumed the investigation and anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detective Robert Merritt at 301-475-

4200 ext 9042 or Crime Solvers at 301-475- 3333. Tipsters can also text their tips in to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637). Callers and tipsters do not have to leave a name, just the information. If the information leads to an arrest and conviction, the caller/tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Detectives make drug arrests

Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Sherman Devon Bush (Age 40 of Lexington Park) as one of several subjects distributing cocaine throughout St. Mary’s County. Suspect Bush was indicted after undercover purchases of cocaine were made through him and others in the distribution network. Suspect Bush was arrested and charged with two separate counts of “Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine”. He was originally held without bail. Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Damarcus Antoin Spears (Age 33 of Hollywood) as a distributor of cocaine. Several undercover purchases of cocaine were conducted and Suspect Spears was indicted by a St. Mary’s County Grand Jury. The arrest warrants charged several counts of “Distribution of Cocaine” and “Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine”. Suspect Spears was originally held without bond.

Investigators seek information on crash

On August 22, 2013 at 1942 hours Patrol Units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the

intersection of Rt. 235 & Shady Mile Drive in California for the reported serious motor vehicle collision. Patrol Units discovered a 1992 Honda Civic CRX , operated by Anthony Paul Levine, 35, of Denton, Maryland had struck a traffic signal support pole. Mr. Levine was trapped in the vehicle and required extrication. After Mr. Levine was extricated from the vehicle he was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 with what was believed to be life threatening injuries. Due to the injuries sustained by Mr. Levine the Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Investigators determined Mr. Levine was traveling northbound on Rt. 235 approaching Shady Mile Drive, reportedly in a speed contest with a full size white pick-up truck, possibly a diesel, which had a loud exhaust and some type of green exterior lighting. At the intersection of Shady Mile Drive Mr. Levine lost control of his vehicle, left the northbound side of the roadway and struck a traffic light support pole causing him to become entrapped in his vehicle. Mr. Levine was reported to be in stable condition at the time of this press release. Speed is the primary contributing factor to the crash with no indications of impairment. This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have been in the area, observed the crash or have information on the full size white pick-up truck is asked to contact Deputy Alvin Beishline # 252 of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team at (301)475-4200 Ext. 9019. If any additional information is needed, please contact the Public Information Officer at 301-475- 4200 x9094.

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Obituaries

Earl Carlyle Froman, 80

Earl Carlyle Froman, 80, of Lusby died in Prince Frederick on August 14. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 1933 to the late Earl C. and Theresa Chaconas Froman. He lived in Calvert County for the past 37 years. He had been employed as an electrician and had worked for Burgess Electric. His hobbies included bowling, playing cards and visiting Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Earl is survived by his wife of 37 years, Juanita; sons Earl Froman, Jr. and his wife Victoria of Oahu, HI and Thomas Sears and his wife Lorraine of Lexington Park, Md.; daughters, Lisa Farrell and her husband John of Buford, S.C. and Deborah Thompson of Pomfret, Md.; brothers, Charles Sadler and his wife Joy of Huntingtown, Md. and Leo Sadler of Lake Worth, Fla.; sisters, Beverly Purl of Palm Bay, Fla., Virginia Chatila of Beirut, Lebanon and Theresa Hunnicutt of Kauai, Hawaii; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. His son, Richard Allen Froman predeceased him. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Raymond-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Arcand, II, Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was

private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 255 N Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601 or online at alz.org. Arrangements provided by RaymondWood Funeral Home, Dunkirk.

Lorraine Tennyson Wood, 84 Lorraine Tennyson Wood, 84 of Mechanicsville, Md., died August 20, at Hospice House, Callaway, Md. Born March 27, 1929 in Clements, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ira Francis and Mary Alberta Guy Tennyson. Lorraine is survived by her husband James Fred Wood whom she married on July 22, 1950 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, Md., children; Jay (Jill) Wood, Geneva (John) Leon, Nettie Harding all of Mechanicsville, Md., and Ray (Janet) Wood of Annapolis, Md., brother, Jim Tom Tennyson of Mechanicsville, Md., Lorraine is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and 7 greatgrandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter; Connie (Geoff) Westbrook, of Bushwood, Md., grandson; Benjamin Raley, siblings; Pearl Duckett, Nettie Yates, Rip Tennyson, John Tennyson, Alberta Ferguson, and Bea-

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trice Nelson. Mrs. Wood was a lifelong St. Mary’s county resident, she graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1946, she was a homemaker. Lorraine was a Scout mom, and enjoyed playing the harmonica. She was a member of the St. Mary’s TwoSteppers, Country Docks Western Dancers, Chesapeake Country Cruizers, Bells of St. Mary’s, and St. Joseph’s choir. The family received friends on Monday, August 26, from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers recited at 7 p.m., in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, Md. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Tuesday, August 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, Md., with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment followed in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Md. Pallbearers were; Adam Raley, Castle Raley, Jay Coombs, Ben Harding, Matt Wood, and John Leon, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad P.O.Box 79 Hollywood, MD 20636., and/ or Hospice House of St. Mary’s P.O. box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Stacey Lucille Walling, 34 Stacey Lucille Walling, 34 of Lexington Park, Md., died August 19, at her residence. Born December 7, 1978 in La Plata, Md., she was the daughter of the late James Latham Mattingly, and Frances Darlene Hamilton of White Post, Va. Stacey is survived by her husband Lloyd C. Walling whom she married on December 7, 2011 in Leonardtown, Md., daughter Kayla Christian of Lexington Park, Md., siblings; Michael Mattingly of Lexington Park, Md., James L. Mattingly, III of Florida, Katrina Whittington of White Post, Va., and Tonya Knott of Newburg, Md.. Stacey moved to St. Mary’s County in 2011 from Calvert County, she graduated from Chopticon High School. Stacey was a homemaker, and enjoyed Facebook. The family received friends on Friday, Aug. 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, Md. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m., in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, Md., with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Md. Pallbearers were; Joey Mattingly, Willy Mattingly, Kenny Scott, Jr., Michael Kane, Mike Buckler, and Wayne Shotwell, Jr.

Ruth Alma Benner, 92 Ruth Alma Benner, 92, of Solomons, Md., died peacefully August 22, with family present. Born August 18, 1921, she is the daughter of the late Frederick C. Edwards and Alma L. (Schwuchow) Edwards. Ruth was married to her beloved husband, Myron E. Benner, for 54 years, until his passing in 1997. Prior to her retirement,

she was a Mathematics teacher and for 17 years served as department chairman at Plymouth High School, Plymouth, Indiana. She and her husband Myron volunteered as math teachers with the Peace Corps in Kingston, Jamaica from 1987 to 1989. Ruth was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, Indiana. Ruth is survived by her children, Charles Benner, M.D. (Patricia) of St. Inigoes, Md., Ruth Anne Benner Hix (Bob) of Elijay, Ga., and John P. Benner (Sherry) of Golden, Co.; and three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Benner, Cortney Rae Benner Wolfe and Nathan Frederick Benner. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Frederick C. Edwards, Jr., Marie A. Edwards, Ph. D and Edith V. Lange, as well as one grandson, J. Daniel Benner. All services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 School Street, Culver, IN 46511. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Joseph Clinton Booth Duke, Sr., 84 Joseph Clinton Booth Duke, Sr., 84 of Leonardtown, Md., died Aug. 22, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born May 16, 1929 in Leonardtown, Md., he was the son of the late John Jenkins Duke and Marguerite Ellen Abell. He is preceded in death by his siblings, John J. Duke, Jr., Katherine O’Connell, and Margaret Duke. Clinton was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He was a 1943 graduate of Leonard Hall Naval Academy and a 1947 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy. He is survived by his wife for the past 25 years, Frances Wilkinson Duke and her children, Janet Pettersen (Ken) of Lusby, Md., Ricky Lacey (Donna) of Hollywood, Md., Tony Lacey (Sharon) of Hollywood, Md., Donnie Lacey (Ginny) of Avenue, Md., Brenda Filby (Mike) of Leonardtown, Md., Ruth Damrau (Bob) of Reno, NV, and Bobby Lacey, Jr (Denise) of St. Leonard, Md.; and his loving caretaker, Theresa Jaramillo. He is also survived by his children of his marriage to the late Patricia Ann Randolph: Joseph ‘Jay’ Clinton Booth Duke Jr. (Lois) of Hollywood, Md., Lawrence Duke of Leonardtown, Md., Michelle Cohen, of Fremont, Ca., Maureen Mattingly (Bill) of Hollywood, Md., Kim Chainay (Donnie) of Leonardtown, Mark Duke (Diane) of Hollywood, Md., Meg Wolfrey of Hollywood, Md., and Terry Duke (Netty) of Lusby, Md.. Clinton’s first love was his family. Between the two families he was father to 15 children, 20 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Clinton’s second love was firefighting. He started fighting fires as a teenager in high school. In 1954 he started as a paid fireman at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. He worked his way up to Fire Chief and reluctantly retired at the mandatory age of 55. Throughout all of this time he was an


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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 news@countytimes.net after noon on Tuesdays may run in the following week’s edition. active member of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. He especially loved teaching fire safety to children. Using the character and costume of Sparky the Fire Dog, he introduced several generations of young children to the elements of fire safety through school visits and community parades. He is an inductee to the Hall of Fame of both the Southern Maryland Firemen’s Association and the Maryland State Firemen’s Association. His membership in the U.S. Navy Fire Chiefs Association enabled him to travel and make friends in all 50 states of the country. A few years after his retirement as fire chief, he trained to become a Court Commissioner for St. Mary’s County. After a decade of this, he once again tried retirement. Only a few months went by before he took on the job of court bailiff for Judge Abrams. He served in the Maryland National Guard for 10 years. He was a 4th Degree Sir Knight with St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus, Council 1470 holding many Officer Positions throughout his years of service. He was a member of St. Aloysius Choir, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Family received friends for Clinton’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers recited at 7 p.m. by Reverend John Dakes, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend David Beaubien on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Leonardtown, Md. Serving as pallbearers were Brian Duke, Rob Duke, DJ Chainay, Bobby Lacey, Jr., Tony Lacey, and Mike Filby. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 50, Leonardtown, MD 20650; Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650; Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 361, Leonardtown, MD 20650; and Knights of Columbus Council #1470, P.O. Box 152, Leonardtown, MD. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Evelyn Pearl Turner, 92 Evelyn Pearl Turner, 92 of Great Mills, Md., died Aug. 21, at her residence. Born August 30, 1920 in Glenmont, Md., she is the daughter of the late Guy Pinkney Linkins and Sarah Ethel “Richardson” Linkins. Evelyn began her career as a waitress at Union Station during World War II. She went on to spend 15 years with the Army/Navy Times publishing military newspapers. She retired after many years of dedicated service as an Aide with the Office on Aging. She was a long time member of American Legion Post Aux. #255 in Ridge, Md., where she held many offices, including Sergeant of Arms, Chaplain, and Historian and was on the Executive Committee. She enjoyed it when the Legion would volunteer at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, holding various functions, including carnivals

for the residents. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed playing poker. She loved to listen to music and attend dances. Her other hobbies included fishing, crabbing, and traveling to the beaches of Florida and the Pennsylvania mountains. Evelyn loved spending time with her cat. She always liked to look nice, and dressed for every day like it was a special occasion. Evelyn had a twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes and compassion for all people; she especially loved spending time with her family. Her favorite expression was “Yea Baby!” Evelyn is survived by her children, Patricia Spence of Great Mills, Md., and Ed Payne (Stephanie) of Aurora, Colo.; her sister, Viola E. Wendel of Bay Minette, Al.; her grandchildren, Cherie Guthrie (Andy) of Turbotville, Pa., Evelyn Spence (Tom Ward) of Chesapeake Beach, Md., Susan Payne of Portland, Maine, Sarah Payne of Brunswick, Maine, Michaela Payne of Aurora, Colo. and Erin Payne of Aurora, Colo. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29, from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers recited at 7 p.m., at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.  A Funeral Service will be conducted by Reverend Joe Orlando on Friday, August 30, at 11 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Graveside Service at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Mattawoman Beantown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20604.   Serving as pallbearers will be George Conley, Richard Wilkinson, Ray Blauvelt, and Paul Becker. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 255, P.O. Box 238 Ridge, Maryland 20680 and Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Doris Margaret Darrah, 91 Doris Margaret Darrah, 91 of Charlotte Hall, Md., died Aug. 22, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, Md. Born October 22, 1921 in Saranac Lake, New York, she is the daughter of the late John Charles Darrah and Ila Dennevera Hall Darrah. In 1940, Doris graduated from Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, N.Y. On February 16, 1943, Doris enlisted in the Woman’s Army Corp (WAC) where she proudly served her country until her honorable discharge in September 1947. She completed basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. She attended administrative school in Richmond, Va., before being assigned to Tinker Field, Okla., and then Newark, N.J. She was discharged at Fort Dix, N.J. Doris received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in 1949 and her Master’s in Education in 1950, both at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Doris was employed by the Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church as a teacher for Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, Miss., from 1951 to 1957. Then she moved to Maryland where she taught math

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from 1959 to 1965 at Hancock High School in Hancock, Md. She continued teaching math from 1965 until her retirement in 1982 at Esperanza Middle School, California, Md. Upon retirement she volunteered for the St. Mary’s County Public Schools, on the elementary level, until 2001. She also tutored students for many years after school and during summer months. Doris dedicated her life to teaching children to understand and love math. She developed many math games to help them more quickly learn math and to show that learning could be fun. Doris is survived by her sister, Barbara Darrah of Saranac Lake, N.Y., and many friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Muriel Waterstraat, Helen Pond, Marion Darrah, and Norma Stevens; and her brothers, Philip Darrah, Donald Darrah and James Darrah. A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Jones on Friday, August 30, at 4 p.m. at Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619. Interment will be held at a later date in New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Jean Doris Day, 84 Jean Doris Day, 84, of Leonardtown, Md., died August 25, at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s. Born August 11, 1929 in Roanoke, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Hostetter Phelps and William Thomas Phelps. Jean has resided in St. Mary’s county for the last thirty years. She attended services at First Saints Community Church at St. Paul’s Campus in Leonardtown, Md. She was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Organization, the Young at Heart Fellowship Group and the Bible Study Group at St. Paul’s, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crossword puzzles and game shows. Jean is survived by her children, Linda Day Sterner of Thornburg, Va., Joan Day Gill of Fredericksburg, Va. and Robert Dunn Day of St. Augustine, Fla.; dear sister of Pearl P. Stavely of West Friendship, Md., her twin, June P. O’Donnoghue of York, Pa., Frances P. Jones of College Park, Md. and Alfred Phelps of New Market, Md.; grandchildren Christopher Sterner, Edward Sterner, Colleen Cook and Kimberly Martelon and 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friends, the Lavender Family. Jean was pre-deceased by her husband the late Robert D. Day; sisters Margaret P. Greenberg, Elizabeth “Libby” Miller, Gertrude “Gertie” Wilson; and brother Clarence Phelps. A visitation was held at the First Saints Community Church at St. Paul’s campus, on Wednesday, August 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. A funeral service followed at 3 p.m., with Pastors John Wunderlich and Ruth Dixon officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Pallbearers will be Christopher Sterner, Edward Sterner, Raymond Jones, Keith Lavender, Matthew Lavender-Knott, Guy Knott and

MacKenzie Mead. In memory of Jean, memorial contributions may be made to First Saints Community Church, 25550 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or to the Hospice House of St. Mary’s Inc., P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

David Robert Allen, 55 David Robert Allen, 55 of Hollywood, Md., died July 16, at Washington Hospital Center. Born November 25, 1957 in Cheadle Hulme Cheshire, UK, he was the son of Leonard Edwin Allen and Margaret (Hawley) Allen of United Kingdom. David was employed with Naiad Dynamics and its predecessor company Maritime Dynamics for more than 15 years. His knowledge, dedication, and commitment to his work have contributed significantly to the success of these companies. As he traveled the world with his work, hobbies were difficult to partake in, but his main hobby was reading. He was also a force to be reckoned with as an avid trivia buff. He was a loving, caring son and brother. He will be missed always. Prior to living in the United States, Dave was employed by Stena Lines. First he served as a radio officer onboard the Stena Sailer operating the Irish Sea. Later he was the Electro Technical Officer on a variety of new high-speed catamaran ferries operated by Stena. Prior to coming to the States Dave worked on integration of the revolutionary Stena HSS vessels into the Stena high speed ferry fleet. The family wishes to thank all who have shown such love and kindness and given such help. They would like to extend a special thank you to the fire department and paramedics for all their efforts and an extra special thank you to David’s work colleagues at Naiad Dynamics who are helping through this traumatic time. David is survived by his parents, Ciceley Margaret and Len Allen and his siblings, Susan Birmingham and Anthony Allen, all of the United Kingdom. A Memorial Service to honor David’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 7, Hollywood, Md. 20636 or to Boys Town, P.O. Box 7000, Boys Town, NE 68010-9907. A friend is also running a marathon in Melbourne, Australia in Dave’s memory. Condolences to the family may be made at www. brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Beverly Corder Loker, 83 Beverly Corder Loker, 83 of Great Mills, Md., died peacefully at her home on Aug. 25. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend John Ball on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.


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Feature Story Drug Court By Guy Leonard Staff Writer For most of her adolescent and adult life Mary Tinsley had been addicted to drugs and her existence revolved around satisfying that addiction. She said she started drinking at age 13 and started abusing narcotics two years later. She was miserable but couldn’t stop and by age 27 she was injured and found herself with an addict’s dream, a prescription for pain-killing opiates. “I started doctor shopping immediately,” Tinsley, now 34 said. “I had a doctor’s note I could use.” It wasn’t long before the prescription pills got her into trouble but an intervention by her lawyer to get her a space in the county’s Adult Substance Abuse Recovery Court made all the difference in the world for her. For a little more than a year now Tinsley has remained drug free thanks to the focused recovery and oversight she got through the drug court program. She told others who just graduated the program Aug. 26 that the road to recovery was long and hard but entirely worth it. “I can’t say I would’ve been clean if I hadn’t been in drug court,” Tinsley told them at a ceremony at the Circuit Court in Leonardtown. “The fact that I’m here is, like, surreal. “I look at the world through different eyes.” Before her time in drug court, which consisted of strict drug testing, treatment and counseling regiments, her life was considerably less hopeful, she said after the graduation. “I’d been on my knees, my life centered around getting and using drugs,” she said. “It’s pretty scary, you’re barely human.” Once in the program she was put on a 30-day testing and treatment period in which she also had to seek out recovery group support with other addicts who could help her stay the course in her battle with addictions. But that was just the beginning. In the second phase she had to undergo testing twice a week to ensure she was staying clean but this time for two whole months; she also had to actively seek a job. By the third phase, which lasted 90 days she had to be continually tested twice a week and continue getting treatment; added that that regimen was the requirement to start paying back court costs for her time going through the legal system.

Drug Court Helps Turn Lives, Addictions Around Del. John Wood, left, and Judge Karen Abrams, right, present graduates of the Adult Substance Abuse Recovery Court diplomas after a year’s worth of battling addictions.

Judge Karen Abrams and ASARC Coordinator Pete Cucinotta oversee the drug court program.

By the time she got to the fourth phase of drug court’s recovery program, which some graduates said was the hardest, she had to undergo 180 days of random drug testing. One graduate said that time was hardest because they had the most freedom to return to their old lifestyle and break their journey to recovery. Pete Cucinotta, the coordinator for the drug court program, said though the program is relatively new — it started in 2009 — that it is proving to be fruitful. Currently the program’s success rate is about 42 percent, somewhat lower than the national average of 47 percent, he said. “But our trend has turned towards seeing that number rise,” Cucinotta told The County Times. “Our projections show we’ll be over 50 percent by next year.” The program started with funds from the federal government for the first three years to the tune of about $360,000, Cucinotta said, and has since moved on to state grant funding from the state judiciary in the amount of $68,000. Its mission has also expanded with an extra $43,000 in grant money to handle recovery and treatment for repeat offenders charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, he said. The total cost of drug court, about $471,000, he said, was actually less than what it would have

cost to house each of the attendees of the program in the county jail. That price tag would have been more than $600,000, Cucinotta said. The concept of drug courts, essentially what has come to be known as a problem solving court, started in Miami, Florida 25 years ago and has been heavily scrutinized. “Drug courts have been the most evaluated criminal justice programs in the country,” Cucinotta said. “Studies have shown they lower recidivism, the lower rates of drug abuse and the save taxpayers money.” Tinsley, a county native, said her first day of being clean started June 12 of last year and for the past 14 months she has remained so. It hasn’t been easy, she said, but keeping in contact with all the people who have helped her get through the progress has helped her resist any cravings to relapse back into addiction. She said drug court not only gave her a second chance at life, which includes being employed, but the courage to tell her story in the hopes that it can shed light on the pain and isolation of addiction and that there is help to overcome it. She said drug court helped her attain a state most people take for granted: normalcy. “Through drug court I got confidence,” Tinsley said. guyleonard@countytimes.net


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Newsmaker

Meet the Ultimate Cheapskate

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer

Approximately eight years ago Jeff Yeager was introduced to the world and dubbed “The Ultimate Cheapskate” by Matt Lauer on the Today Show. Yeager is a writer who has dedicated his time to writing lifestyle books that focus on “improving your life if you’re willing to spend less,” he said. Yeager believes that, for most Americans, the quality of life would improve if they would spend less. He lives by the motto “money is time” explaining that money is made by selling time in exchange for it, therefore; the less money that is spent, the more time will be had. Yeager has concluded that most Americans have regrets about approximately 80 percent of the products they buy. Going by this logic, if people were more self-aware of how the products they purchase now could affect them later, they could save money be happier by not buying them. Yeager argues that, north of the poverty line; there is no social science that money does not create happiness because they have little to no correla-

tion. “Cheapskates,” he said, “value time more than money”. Back when Yeager was younger, he said that spending money was “kind of a last resort”. Because his parents were children during the depression, Yeager remembers that, “we didn’t have a lot, but we always seemed to have enough”. Going off of that logic, Yeager challenges himself and others to ask the question of themselves of “what would enough money and enough time look like, for you?” Once that question is answered, Yeager said, that is the amount of money that they need to spend. Applying the same principle to his personal life, Yeager said, “I may not be rich, but I have enough to live comfortably”. Yeager claims that he and other “cheapskates” like him have the mentality of not caring what other people think of them. He said that while some time ago everyone was focused on “keeping up with the Jones’” now it’s gotten to the point where that is not good enough and people are now trying to have everything that is seen on television. Yeager’s response to that mentality is one that a fellow cheapskate said to him years ago, “The Jones’ can kiss my assets”. According to Yeager, Americans are consuming 50 percent more “stuff” than they were 50 years ago. That applies to food, houses, appliances and the like. Yeager has calculated that “an American baby born today is projected to spend $600,000 in interest over their lifetime”. “We have so much,” he said “and it’s kept for a shorter period of time”. In response to the way of life today, Yeager has come

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up with a solution. Short of a home mortgage, he largely refuses to take on debt. “If you can’t afford it at the time, you don’t need it,” he said. For those wanting to take on the life of a “cheapskate” Yeager advises to go on a “fiscal fast”. This means that for one week out of the year, go without spending money. At the end of the week, he said, three things will be learned: how much money can be saved in a week, how to spend/waste less during the week and how much great stuff is available without money. Yeager believes that the difference between him and others who have the same message is that “if you do this you are going to have a better life that you do right now”. Jeff Yeager will be giving a lecture on Frugal Living at the Calvert Library in Prince Frederick on September 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. His books, including “The Ultimate Cheapskate Roadmap to True Riches” will be available as well. Yeager participates in a weekly show on YouTube called “The Cheap Life with Jeff Yeager” as well. For more information, visit www.ultimatecheapskate. com. kimberlyalston@countytimes.net

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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 17.5 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, smrwa.org 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!

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Streams in Your Neighborhood Need Help turbulent waters scour stream channels and undercut the banks until the tops of the stream banks cave in and are carried away, degrading the stream with tons of sediment.

Streams flowing through suburban areas need special care. As urban areas develop, natural stream channels are forced to handle a higher volume of stormwater due to the new expanses of impervious surfaces (roofs, parking lots, and streets). This destroys the natural state of the stream and causes the stream channel to increase in size. High,

Stream banks should be protected with vegetation and trees. Streamside vegetation acts as a filter for runoff flowing from upland areas and is very effective at trapping and absorbing runoff and associated pollutants. The shade from trees and shrubs whose canopies overhang the stream keeps the water cool to protect stream-dwelling organisms. Buffers also provide excellent habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Landowners should bear in mind that any grading or significant change within the stream channel that would affect the flow or cross-section of the channel requires a state permit. This permit is granted only if the landowner can prove that the proposed change will not negatively impact the environment or the stream’s ability to convey stormwater. The best protection for streams is a riparian buffer, a protected area extending beyond the stream banks that is densely planted in grasses, shrubs, and trees. Many nonprofit organizations have stream buffer cleanup projects. You can volunteer to help with these projects. Contact St. Mary’s County Department of Land Use and Growth Management for more information on installing buffers. Where to get help with… STREAMS • St. Mary’s County Department of Land Use & Growth Management, 301-475-4200 ext. 15 • St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District, 301-475-8402 or stmarysscd.com

This is the fifteenth in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott (maryann.scott58@yahoo.com) has adapted from From My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing awareness of the powerful booklet that could do so much to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Look for the next article in next week’s County Times!

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Sugarland Skeeters Beat Blue Crabs in Second Game of the Series

WALDORF, Md. – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs squared-off against the Sugar Land Skeeters in the second of their fourgame series Tuesday night at Constellation Field. After falling the first game of the series Monday night, the Blue Crabs called upon left-handed pitcher, Logan Williamson. The Skeeters countered with righty, Cesar Carrillo, who had surrendered just one hit against the Blue Crabs in his last start. The two teams traded runs throughout but a late surge by the Skeeters would propel them to an 8-5 victory. Looking to bounce back after falling last night in the first game versus the Skeeters, the Blue Crabs offense got off to a hot start with a two-run homerun in the top of the second off of the bat of second basemen Jake Opitz. The Skeeters answered back with a run in the second, fourth and fifth innings to eventually tie the game at three. With the game tied, the Blue Crabs offense went back to work loading the bases and eventually and

plating two runs on Brian Barton’s second double of the game. Sugar Land would not go down without a fight, however, as they struck four a four-run bottom of the seventh inning, highlighted by a Travis Scott, three-run homer to give the Skeeters a 7-5 lead. The two run lead would be enough, as the Skeeters would hold on for the victory. UP NEXT –The Blue Crabs will return home on Friday, Aug. 30 to welcome the Somerset Patriots. To listen to the Blue Crabs tune in to www.phoenixintermedia.com. Fans can also purchase tickets by logging onto www. somdbluecrabs.com, calling 301-638-9788, or stopping by the Regency Furniture Stadium Box Office. BLUE CRABS HIGHLIGHTS: RF: B. Barton: 3-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI 2B: J. Opitz: 3-3, HR, 2 RBI, R

ET Series & Quartermasters Challenge at MIR!

This Friday night, August 30th, MIR will host the Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness series. The Midnight Madness series is a great place to check out street legal drag racing, hang out with your friends, enjoy great food, meet new people, and cruise the pits. You can even enter your own streetcar or street bike into the event for time runs, grudge runs, or trophy racing. It’s safe, fun, affordable, and legal. Plus, this Friday night will feature the Pro Street Quick 8 race. Gates will open at 6:30pm and first round eliminations will start at 10pm for all classes. General Admission for adults is $10, and kids 11 & under are free. Race Entry Fee is only $20. On Saturday, August 31st, MIR will host the Speed Unlimited ET series. The event will feature Top ET, Mod ET, Motorcycle ET, Junior Dragster, Test & Tune, and the Southern Outlaw Top Sportsman racers. Come and check out the action with

your family this Saturday and see a competitive sport with the whole family involved. Gates will open at 1pm, with Time runs for all classes starting at 2pm. Junior Dragster eliminations will begin at 4pm and 6pm for all other classes. This will be an awesome day of racing with something for everyone and $15 gets you in for the whole day. On Sunday, September 1st, it’s the 10th annual Quarter Master Challenge featuring Outlaw Pro Mod Quick 8s, a 48-Car Top Sportsman class, $2,000 to win Gamblers race, $500 to win Junior Dragster, Test & Tune, and a Car Show. Gates will open at 9am. Racing will start at 10am and run till 6pm. Spectators are $20 each and Children 11 and under are free. On Monday, September 2nd, MIR will host another full day Test & Tune. Time runs, grudge runs, testing, and tuning all day long! MIR will also have a free $1,000 to win gamblers race for the bracket racers. So bring your grudge matches, street cars, pro cars, bracket cars, imports, motorcycles, and Jr. Dragsters to MIR! Gates open at 10am, eliminations begin at 3pm, and the test & tune is over at 6pm. Admission is just $15. For more detailed information on these events call the 24-Hour Dragline Hotline at 301-884-RACE or visit us at www.mirdrag.com.

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The top 3 finishers in each class were as follows:

3 year Strider -1st place- Jackson Corbett, 2nd place- Shane Lagana. 3rd place- Payton Boyd 2 and Under Strider – 1st placeAustin Morgan, 2nd place- Franklin Webb, 3rd place- Giuliana Powell 7 year girls- 1st place- Addison Shreve, 2nd place- Noelle Blackman, 3rd place- Ava Yockelson 8 year girls- 1st place- Madelyn Mason, 2nd place- Jada Harris, 3rd place- Gabrielle Jackowski 9 year girls- 1st place- Piper Yockelson, 2nd place- Madson Dasch, 3rd place- Paige Cantner 11 year girls- 1st place- Taylor Bohannon, 2nd place- Hailey Furse, 3rd place- Amber Borror 11 year Cruiser- 1st place- David Freeman, 2nd place- Logan Pringle, 3rd place- Matthew Lunt 16 year Cruiser- 1st place- Riley Williams, 2nd place- Tyler Stanley, 3rd place- Bruce Lunt 26-30 year Cruiser – 1st place- Rodney Buynum, 2nd place- Donathan Williams, 3rd place- Dwaylon Carter 36-40 Cruiser- 1st place- Shane Blackman, 2nd place- Shawn Moore, 3rd place- David Mallonee 41- 46 Cruiser- 1st place- Glenn Houston, 2nd place- Eric Spears, 3rd place- Steve Harms 46- 50 Cruiser- 1st place- Don Beals, 2nd

State Qualifier Triple Points Race Sunday August 25, 2013 Photos courtesy of Mike Batson Photography

place- Walter Holda, 3rd place- James Mertens 51- 55 Cruiser- 1st place- Wayne Wilt, 2nd place- Daniel Ramey, 3rd place- Mike Schwartz 31-35 Girls- 1st place- Piper Yockelson, 2nd Place- Lisa Webb, 3rd place- Patty Ice 5 & Under Novice- 1st place- Emmett Pellegrino, 2nd place- Wyatt Turbok, 3rd placeCorey Brown 6 year Novice- 1st place- Santiago Tellez, 2nd place- Juliana Brown, 3rd place- Madi-

son Cantner 7 year Novice- 1st place- Baylee Copsey, 2nd place- Darren Fitzpatrick, 3rd place- Sean Hall 8 year Novice- 1st place- Nathan Gray, 2nd place- Tyler Wheeler, 3rd place- Logan Gardiner 11 year Novice- 1st place- Wesley Romer, 2nd place- DJ Stotler, 3rd place- Anthony Manis 13 year Novice- 1st place- Nicholas Burch, 2nd place- Seth Vint, 3rd place- Hunter

Reeling 15 year Novice- 1st place- JT Cusic, 2nd place- Ricky Harbaugh, 3rd place- Nathan Martin 36-40 Novice- 1st place- Nestor Baquero, 2nd place- Chris Hofmann, 3rd place- Tom Conrad Jr. 5 and Under Intermediate- 1st place- Wyatt Lane, 2nd place- Nicholas Simmons, 3rd place- Christian Donaldson 6 year Intermediate- 1st place- Aiden Cloude, 2nd place- Jackson Harris, 3rd place- Kody

Photos courtesy of Mike Batson Photography


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Bean 7 year Intermediate- 1st place- Shaun Hoffman, 2nd place- Rylan Palle, 3rd place- Carter Chandler 8 year Intermediate- 1st place- Colby Brown, 2nd place- Brandon Parks, 3rd place- Jack Roux 9 year Intermediate- 1st place- Bradley Shipe, 2nd place- Mark Hebron, 3rd place- Benson Schmidt 10 year Intermediate- 1st place- Steve Harrell, 2nd place- Cameron Rudolph, 3rd place- Zachary Crawford 11 year Intermediate- 1st place- Justin Seek, 2nd place- Brandon Holda, 3rd place- Austin Shreve 12 year Intermediate- 1st place- Aiyana Evans, 2nd place- David Marvel, 3rd place- Danny Spicer 14 year Intermediate- 1st place- Zephin Mann, 2nd place- Cassidy Ellis, 3rd place- Michael Joseph 15 year Intermediate- 1st place- Andrew Floyd, 2nd place- Davyn Johnson, 3rd place- Nathan Girard 16 year Intermediate- 1st place- Josh Newman, 2nd place- Aaron Blyler, 3rd place- Charlie Trossbach 19- 27 year Intermediate- 1st placeNick Segura, 2nd place- Chris Oler, 3rd place- Ricky Greene 28-35 year Intermediate- 1st placeBuddy Copsey, 2nd place- Martin Raum, 3rd place- Frank Viator

36- 40 year Intermediate- 1st placeFabain Gonzalez, 2nd place, Myke Munoz, 3rd place- Kamau Malone 41 & over intermediate- 1st placeGlenn Houston, 2nd place- David Petrie, 3rd place- Dave Rivera 8 year Expert- 1st place- Kamren Krickler, 2nd place- Rahkai Buynum, 3rd place- Austin Close 10 year Expert- 1st place- Zachary Close, 2nd place- Chris Hobbie, 3rd place- Matthew Lunt 11 year Expert- 1st place- Camron Mason, 2nd place- David Freeman, 3rd place- Chris Haney 12 year Expert- 1st place- Khristian Krickler, 2nd place- Nathan Sykes, 3rd place- Edward Houston 15 year Expert- 1st place- Qishan Johnson, 2nd place- Dalton Williams, 3rd place- Justin Middleton 16 year Expert- 1st place- Riley Williams, 2nd place- Zach Paugh, 3rd place- Josh Peters 17 -18 year Expert- 1st place- Cody Lynn, 2nd place- Brandon wood, 3rd place- Tony Simiroldo 19- 27 year Expert- 1st place- NicK Ice, 2nd place- Randy Slaughter, 3rd place- Justin Bohannon 41 & Over Expert- 1st place- Nigel Hopkinson, 2nd place- Chris Young, 3rd place- James Mertens

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St. Mary's County Teen Named Miss Maryland Agriculture at 2013 Maryland State Fair Library Items

Sunday hours to resume at Lexington Park Lexington Park library will reopen on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 8. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 12:50 p.m. to mark the return of this library service.  

Fall storytimes to begin Daytime storytimes begin Tuesday at all three branches for babies through preschool age children. Leonardtown branch will offer an evening storytime on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. followed by LEGO fun at 6:30 p.m.  The fall schedule of storytimes and programs is posted on the library’s website as well as at the branches.     Mobile Career Center provides help for job seekers Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center is scheduled to be at Charlotte Hall branch on Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Leonardtown branch on Sept. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  to help job seekers register and use the Maryland Workforce Exchange.              “King Peggy” to speak “King Peggy” by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman is this year’s One Maryland One Book, the state-wide community read sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. The libraries have copies of the book to check out.  The book can also be downloaded as an audio or eBook from the library’s website.  Book discussions are planned in October. King Peggy, the subject of this year’s book, will be speaking at the Lexington Park Library on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. This American secretary who found herself king of an African village will share her amazing story and her journey to change her village. Copies of “King Peggy” have been left in public places around the county to be picked up, read, and passed on by those who find them.  Those finding the books can follow the instructions on the book to be entered in a drawing for a Kindle donated by Southern Maryland Regional Library Assoc.    Basics of grant seeking to be presented Lexington Park library will offer a class on the basics of grant seeking for nonprofit organizations on Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Those attending will learn what they need to have in place before seeking a grant, the world of grant makers, how the grant seeking process works, and the tools and resources available to them.  The class is free but registration is required.   Open reception scheduled for Allen Price Local artist Allen Price will have his artwork on display at the Lexington Park Library during the month of September. An opening reception will be held on Sept. 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the public to meet him and discuss his artwork.

Gabrielle Cory of Leonardtown in St. Mary's County, Maryland was named Miss Maryland Agriculture 2013 on Aug. 23. Cory lives on a 20-acre farmstead dedicated to forest conservation. She actively helps to raise livestock and grow crops on her grandmother's 60-acre farm two miles from her home. Cory is a junior at Leonardtown High School and plans to pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene from a Maryland university. Cory has been a member, and later officer, of the Chaptico s

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general public, especially the younger generation.” Cory was awarded with scholarship and cash awards valued up to $13,000. As Miss Maryland Agriculture 2013, she will be present throughout the run of the Maryland State Fair to award prizes, and meet with fairgoers, dignitaries, and media representatives. Her responsibilities will continue throughout the year, as she will participate in a number of activities representing Maryland agriculture.

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Big Time Country Stars Coming to Southern Maryland

Country music artists Florida Georgia Line and Gary Allen have made their way to the southern Maryland area courtesy of the St Leonard volunteer fire department 2013 Concert Series. While the St. Leonard volunteer fire department usually has its hands full with keeping the city safe, during the summer months, the community gets has the honor of enjoying several concerts that the fire department hosts for the public’s enjoyment. Planning for these special live concert events usually starts between August and September of the year before. Choosing which performers to come and entertain the public can be a challenge, so the opinions and input given by the supporters of the fire department via their Facebook page is very helpful. Due to their popularity, artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jason Aldean have become familiar faces in the area, coming back twice or more. Current popularity and radio time also play a part in the decision-making process for the next year; with the city’s apparent country music attraction, the fire department keeps an eye on the most popular artists of the time and does what it can to

bring the most current sounds to the area. Gary Allan has reluctantly embraced the idea of modern country music in order to get his singles on the radio, but he also tries to walk the line and, according to him, “make sure I get traditional stuff on the radio”. His outlaw kind of country has apparently worked in is favor, seeing as three of his albums have been certified platinum and one has gone gold. Allan has consistently provided his fans with music and, because of that, he has become one of the staple artists in recent times. Florida Georgia Line is composed of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley from Florida and Georgia respectfully. Since their hit single “Cruise” premiered in the summer of 2012, the duo has skyrocketed. The following fall their first EP “It'z Just What We Do” was released and the band has been touring ever sense. The band’s accomplishments in the past year have left little to be desired, winning the CMA awards for New Vocal Group of the year and New Artist of the Year as well as the CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year.

POOL PARTY for Special Needs Children Sponser by our Youth Group the “Young Bucks” at Elks Lodge 2092

This event  is  free  to  all  Special  Needs  Children   and  their  families.    There  will  be  swimming,   pool  games  and  the  Elks  Lodge  2092  is   donating  a  pizza  party  and  drinks.

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Offshore Grand Prix

Get ready for the fourth annual Solomons Offshore Grand Prix, sponsored by Bayside Chevrolet, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15. Get a firsthand look at the boats while touring the pits on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12 and 13. See up to 50 boats compete in this amazing race, with trials on Saturday

and racing on Sunday. Watch the races from the Solomons Riverwalk. Visit the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix website to see a complete schedule of events, www.solomonsrace.com.

Date:  Saturday,  August  31st,  2013   Time:    10:00  am  to  1:00  pm   Location:    Elks  Lodge  2092   Address: 45779  Fire  Department  Lane    Lexington  Park,  MD   Please RSVP Patty Sparks at psparks428@aol.com if you would like to come by Aug 24th!


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St. Mary’s Department of Aging Programs and Activities Senior Forum with the Board of County Commissioners On Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, the St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners will address topics directly related to the senior community. The Senior Forum, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, Commission on Aging, will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, located at 44219 Airport Road in California, MD. To reserve a seat contact the Department of Aging and Human Services at 301-475-4200, extension 1050. Historic St. Mary’s City Tour Join us as we visit Historic St. Mary’s City on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Costumed interpreters will guide us through recreated colonial structures and offer a handson way to experience life in the 1600’s. Tour the Town Center including Cordea’s Hope, Smith’s Ordinary, and the Print House. See the Woodland Indian hamlet to discover how the Yaocomaco Indians were able to live comfortably using native items. Tour the 1676 State House and Chapel. Wear comfortable shoes as there is considerable walking on uneven terrain. Bus will depart from the Loffler Senior Activity Center and lunch is included. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1063. War Memorials Tour: Washington, D.C. Visit the memorials in Washington, D.C. dedicated to those who have served our country in foreign wars on Tuesday, September 10. Ample time will be had at the WWI Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean Memorial, and Vietnam Memorial for self-guided tours. Wear comfortable shoes as considerable walking is involved, including steps. Bus will depart from the Northern Senior Activity promptly at 7:30 a.m. and return about 4:30 p.m. Lunch is self-pay at Cadillac Ranch restaurant in National Harbor. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1063. Fee: $35 (includes motor coach transportation and driver tip). 3rd Annual Long-Term Care Awareness Conference – Register Now!!! It’s time to register for the 3rd Annual LongTerm Care Awareness Conference; hosted by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services. The conference is Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, 24005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, Maryland. Registration fee is $22. Advance registration is required. The conference begins at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8:00 a.m. This year’s theme is “A Focus on Services & Supports in Long-Term Care Facilities.” Guest speakers will address important long-term care topics including medical benefits for residents in long-term care, understanding the needs of those with dementia-related illnesses, Medicare updates, legal documents essential for long-term planning, alternative choices for long-term care, and psychosocial benefits of activities and recreation. Registration forms are available at the Garvey, Loffler, and Northern Senior Activity Centers. You can

also contact Kathy Goodspeed at 301-475-4200, ext. 1055 or by e-mail at Kathleen.Goodspeed@ stmarysmd.com. Jewelry Making Series with Susan Learn to make your own jewelry at the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. beginning September 9 and continuing through Sept. 30. In this four part series participants will make two bracelets, a pair of earrings, and a necklace. All supplies will be provided. These jewelry accessories make excellent gifts or keep them for yourself. The cost for all four classes is $20.00. Payment must be received in advance; make checks payable to Susan Peters. For more information call 301-475-4200, ext. 1050. Fee: $25.00 (includes admission to Historic St. Mary’s City, bus transportation, and box lunch from The Inn at Brome Howard). Free Diabetes Meal Planning Presentation Donna Chapman, a certified diabetes educator will be at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. to discuss pertinent aspects of meal planning for diabetics such as understanding carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well as exchanges for fruits, non-starchy vegetables, milk and yogurts. These healthy eating strategies are helpful for everyone who wants to improve their diet whether or not you are diabetic. For more information or to sign up for this class call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658. Breakfast Café On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m., the Breakfast Café’ will be serving French toast, sausage and fruit at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Let us do the cooking and cleanup in the morning while you enjoy a great start to your day and good conversation with others. Breakfast is homemade and served with complimentary beverages. Cost is only $2 per person and sign up and payment is due by noon the day before. Please call 301-475-4002, ext. 1001 with any questions. ‘Patriot & Remembrance Day’ On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., in tribute to 9/11 and National Day of Service, see our display of library books and resources at the Northern Senior Activity Center. There will be a silent room where you can see a slideshow and luminary candle station in remembrance of someone dear. Senior Bowling League Gearing up Sept. 12 will be the start of the new bowling season for St. Mary’s County Dept. of Aging & Human Services. We will be meeting at noon on that day to discuss the bylaws for the year and bowling will follow. If you are interested in bowling with us this year, either on a team or as a substitute, and you have not been on our league or if you’ve been away from us for a period of time and wish to return, please call Shellie Graziano at 301.737.5670, ext. 1655. If you were on the league last season you will be getting a confirmation phone call soon.

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SENIOR LIVING Day Trip to Thurmont for the Catoctin Colorfest Set Sunday Oct., 13 aside for a lovely bus ride to Thurmont for one of the largest juried arts and crafts festival on the east coast. Set at the base of the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County, MD during foliage season, this event is famous for its 300+ artist-vendors, demonstrations and delicious variety of food. Cost for this trip is $50 and includes travel on a luxury motor coach, water and snack on the bus and bus driver tip. Lunch is on your own at any of the tempting spots located at the fest. We will depart from the Garvey Senior Activity Center at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 8 p.m. Your spot is guaranteed when you have made full payment which can be made at any of the senior activity centers. For more information call Shellie Graziano at 301-737-5670, ext. 1655 or by e-mail at Sheila.Graziano@stmarysmd. com. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., in tribute to 9/11 and National Day of Service, see our display of library books and resources at the Northern Senior Activity Center. There will be a silent room where you can see a slideshow and luminary candle station in remembrance of someone dear. Seniors Discuss Diabetes Concerns On August 20, at 10:45 a.m., “Senior Matters” discussion group meets at the Northern Senior Activity Center and will provide insight into living with diabetes. Structured like a small study or focus group, participants explore issues and concerns related to aging in a small group setting which is facilitated by Elizabeth Holdsworth (LCSW-C). The group meets the first and third Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Please contact the Center for more information. 301-4754002 ext. 1001. Weight Management Classes to start at Loffler Senior Activity Center Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections will present a ten week class at the Loffler Senior Activity Center, Simple Steps to a Fit & Healthy You. This class will be held on Wednesdays, from 1-2 p.m., starting Aug. 21 and continuing until Oct. 23. Simple Steps is a management program featuring nutrition education, exercise guidance and behavior modification. This opportunity to get fit and healthy is being offered free of charge. For more information or to sign up, call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658. Tennis starting up at Loffler Senior Activity Center Curtis Dennis, a certified tennis instructor will be coordinating a 50+ Doubles Tennis League at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Tuesdays, September 3 - October 22 from 9-11 a.m. The league is open to all skill levels--no need to be an ace. The cost to play is a one-time payment of $10 per person to cover the cost of supplies. Participants must be 50 years of age or over. Fitness waiver required. Call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 for more information or to sign up.

Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-737-5670, ext. 1652; Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050 Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 1001 Visit the Department of Aging’s website at www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information.


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• Dave Norris DB McMillians (23415 Three Notch Rd, California) – 6 p.m. • DJ Mango Toot’s Bar ( 23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, August 30 • Furlough Fridays Sotterley Plantation (44300 Sotterley Ln  Hollywood) - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • R&R Train La Plata Town Concert Series (La Plata) – 7 p.m. • Bar Bingo Bucket’s Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) - 7 to 9 p.m. • Hydrafx Acoustic Bucket’s Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) - 7 to 11 p.m. • Bar Dogs Quades Store (36786 Bushwood Wharf Rd, Bushwood) - 8 to 11 p.m. • Black Friday Classic Rock Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood)

Saturday, August 31 • Summer Song Saturdays Featuring Dylan Galvin and Rusty Williams Port of Leonardtown Winery (23190 Newtowne Neck Rd., Leonardtown) 5 to 8 p.m.

• R&R Train Gridiron Grill (Callaway) – 9 p.m.

• David Flood Morris Point Restaurant (38869 Morris Point Road Abell) – 5 to 9 p.m. • Don’t Call Me Shirley Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood)

Sunday, September 1 • Groove Span Morris Point Restaurant (38869 Morris Point Road Abell) – 5 to 9 p.m.

Monday, September 2 • Johnny Seaton Stoney’s Seafood (3939 Oyster House Rd., Broomes Island) – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3 • Hard Times Karaoke Hard Times Café ( 1120 Smallwood Drive West Waldorf) – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 4

Belgard Project Week August 12th thru August 17th

Join us for some fun, music, food and refreshments and a little bit of education and research about the lastest and newest Belgard hardscape products and features. The Belgard Project Trailer will be here all week to walk through for inspiration. Come take a look! Patio furniture, benches and trellis. All set-up and displayed in a garden setting at our Oakville Project Center. Bring in measurements and pictures and we can help you start to design your dream project. Initial budget estimates can be done while you wait. Sign up to win a pallet of Holland pavers

August 17th ClAsses 9:30 Design an OutDOOr rOOm (with sliDe presentatiOn) 1:30 BuilDing a paver patiO, walkway anD wall cOme see what’s smOke‘n On the Big green egg

• Wolf Blues Jam Londontowne Pub (726 Londontowne Rd., Edgewater) – 8 p.m.

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Thursday, September 5 • Ben Connelly Stoney’s Seafood (14442 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons) – 6 p.m. • Piano Performance La Tabella Ristorante Italiano (Wetstone Ln, California) - 5:30 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 news@countytimes.net. Please submit calendar listings by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

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Community Calendar August All Month Long • Free Admission for Active Duty Military to Blue Star Museum Historic St. Mary’s City is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day 2013. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 11731 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information about this program or the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@stmaryscity.org • Furlough Fridays Historic St. Mary’s City, August and September Fridays Historic St. Mary’s City is offering half-off ($5) adult admissions to furloughed federal employees on Fridays through September with CAC. Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information about this program or the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@stmaryscity.org. • Auditions for CSM’s Fall Productions. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata,. 6 p.m. CSM is holding auditions for fall productions of “Farndale Avenue Murder Mystery,” “What I Want to Say but Never Will,” “The Clumsy Custard Horror Show” and “Working.” Performances will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 16 at CSM campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick. Performers ages 10 and up should prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song, bring the sheet music for the accompanist and dress to move. No ‘a cappella’ will be accepted. For information, contact CSM Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Theatre/ Dance Keith Hight at HHight@csmd. edu or 301-934-7827.

Friday, Aug. 30 • Yard Sale Extravaganza Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd. Mechanicsville 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Hungry Team mission to provide food, clothing, furniture, payment of critical utility bills and other critical needs for the less fortunate. The Hungry Team includes:  Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, All Faith Episcopal Church, Immaculate Conception Roman Catho-

lic Church, Living Word Community Center Assembly of God, St. Anne's Anglican Catholic Church and St. John's United Episcopal Church. You may call Mt. Zion office 301-884-4132 for more information or visit www. mtzionmech.org • Free Friday at the Movie Night Lexington Park Library, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free Movie Night for the community every Friday in the month will be HOST by Christ Jesus Worship Center. The “Soul Surfer” movie is faith-based it encouraging portrayal of family values of life, better understand the importance of having family support when life gets tough, be inspired to persevere in the face of adversity and be challenged to embrace God’s plans for your lives.  At the end of the movie we will have an open conversation about the power of Godly faith, hope and God’s love for you. • The Newtowne Players Present Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing Historic St. Mary’s City Statehouse, 7:30 p.m. The Newtowne Players will perform “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare. The comedy chronicles two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a very “merry war,” as they are both very witty and proclaim their disdain of love. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another. Food, blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are permitted on the grounds (chairs may also be rented for $1 each). Alcohol will be available for purchase. To pre-order a picnic dinner from Expressions of St. Mary’s, call 240237-8319 at least 48 hours in advance. Grounds open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, senior citizens (age 65+) and the military. Thursday shows are $10 general admission. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. To reserve tickets, call 301-737-5447. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the show. Walk-ins are also welcome. This show also marks the opening of The Newtowne Players’ 10th anniversary season. To celebrate, the troupe is hosting a Renaissance themed gala Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the theatre, featuring food by Expressions of St. Mary’s, music by the Celtic Society of Southern Maryland and a special performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and can be purchased by calling 301737-5447 or emailing heidrichwndy@ aol.com by Aug. 30. For more information about volunteer opportunities or other upcoming programs by The Newtowne Players, visit www.newtowneplayers.org or www.facebook.com/ newtowneplayers.

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To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email news@countytimes.net with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication. Warrior Fun Run Sail is Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and the Patuxent River Chiefs’ inaugural fundraising event with 3 activities to choose to participate in. If you love to run, a 5K fun run/3K fun walk is available. Should you prefer the water, we are hosting a Fouled Anchor Regatta on the Patuxent River. Finally, if you enjoy eating and listening to music, participating in either the Fun Run and/or Regatta will allow you entrance into our Warrior BBQ Dinner and Concert Party held at. Early Registration Begins July 17th at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time. Visit www.patuxenthabitat.org or www.warriorfunrunandsail.wordpress.com for detailed information about the event! All funds raised for this event will be given to support our local wounded warriors and Patuxent Habitat’s veterans programs. • Dylan Galvin & Rusty Williams Port of Leonardtown Winery, 5 to 8 p.m. Port of Leonardtown Winery invites the public to Summer Song Saturdays every Saturday in August. Enjoy relaxing live music while you unwind with a cool glass of award winning wine. The cost is $5 for wine tasting up to 6 wines and a souvenir glass. For more information go to portofleonardtownwinery.com or www.dylangalvin.com. • Yard Sale Extravaganza Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd. Mechanicsville 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Hungry Team mission to provide food, clothing, furniture, payment of critical utility bills and other critical needs for the less fortunate.  The Hungry Team includes:  Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, All Faith Episcopal Church, Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Living Word Community Center Assembly of God, St. Anne's Anglican Catholic Church and St. John's United Episcopal Church.  You may call Mt. Zion office 301-884-4132 for more information or visit www. mtzionmech.org. • The Newtowne Players Present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Historic St. Mary’s City Statehouse, 7:30 p.m. The Newtowne Players will perform “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare. The comedy chronicles two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a very “merry war,” as they are both very witty and proclaim their disdain of love. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another. Food, blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are permitted on the grounds (chairs may also be rented for $1 each). Alcohol will be available for purchase. To pre-order a picnic dinner from Expressions of St. Marys, call 240-2378319 at least 48 hours in advance. Grounds open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, senior citizens (age 65+) and the military. Thursday shows are $10 general ad-

mission. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. To reserve tickets, call 301-737-5447. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the show. Walk-ins are also welcome. This show also marks the opening of The Newtowne Players’ 10th anniversary season. To celebrate, the troupe is hosting a Renaissance themed gala Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the theatre, featuring food by Expressions of St. Marys, music by the Celtic Society of Southern Maryland and a special performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and can be purchased by calling 301737-5447 or emailing heidrichwndy@ aol.com by Aug. 30. For more information about volunteer opportunities or other upcoming programs by The Newtowne Players, visit www.newtowneplayers.org or www.facebook.com/ newtowneplayers. • Labor Day Sale Pepper’s Pet Pantry, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save 20 percent on all dog and cat treats, toys, food (with the exception of Orijen Acana), shampoos, bedding, flea products, grooming tools, dental products, kitty litter, small animal supplies, leashes, collars harnesses, body parts and more. In addition, for every $50 you spend, you will be entered to win a gift bag with cool products for your dog, cat or even for you.

September All Month Long • Auditions for CSM’s Fall Productions. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata,. 6 p.m. CSM is holding auditions for fall productions of “Farndale Avenue Murder Mystery,” “What I Want to Say but Never Will,” “The Clumsy Custard Horror Show” and “Working.” Performances will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 16 at CSM campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick. Performers ages 10 and up should prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song, bring the sheet music for the accompanist and dress to move. No ‘a cappella’ will be accepted. For information, contact CSM Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Theatre/ Dance Keith Hight at HHight@csmd. edu or 301-934-7827. • Lexington Park United Methodist Women Two bus trips planned to see the plays “Miracle of Christmas” and “Moses” at Sight Sound Theatre. The trips are Dec. 12, 2013 for Miracle of Christmas and May 1, 2014 for Moses. The cost per trip is $128.00. A deposit is due of $75.00 by Sept. 9 for Miracle of Christmas and Oct. 15 for Moses.  For more information contact Pat Pinnell at 301-994-9327.

Sunday, Sept. 1 • Summerseat Farm Open House 26655 Three Notch Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email news@countytimes.net with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and blanket to enjoy an old fashion picnic or may use the gazebo or nearby picnic tables around the garden. Summerseat is a 120-acre working farm which features a smoke house, spring house, tobacco barns, gardens, as well as goats, pigs, chickens, geese and a unique herd of American bison (buffalo). Visitors may meet and feed our farm animals. Summerseat Farm, Inc., is a nonprofit established to "save the farm" and is completely supported by volunteers, memberships and fundraisers. We are located approximately 5 miles north of Hollywood Intersection, on Route 235 See our website at www. summerseat.org for more information, to volunteer, or to set up group tours or call 301-373-6607. • Moving Forward in Unity as Community St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 12:30 p.m. Menu catered by “Scrumptious entrée and cakes. Dinners $22 for Adults, $17 for students. All day entertainment and activities for the entire family.

• Monday, Sept. 2 • Two Day Labor Day Yard Sale 22599 MacArthur Blvd., San Souci Plaza, 9 a.m. Beth Israel Synagogue of Lexington Park will hold their annual multifamily Yard Sale Monday and Tuesday,

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• Fall Storytimes to Begin St. Mary’s County Public Libraries, 6 p.m. Daytime storytimes begin Tuesday at all three branches for babies through preschool age children.  Leonardtown branch will offer an evening storytime at 6 p.m. followed by LEGO fun at 6:30 p.m.  The fall schedule of storytimes and programs is posted on the library’s website as well as at the branches.  • Two Day Labor Day Yard Sale 22599 MacArthur Blvd., San Souci Plaza, 9 a.m. Beth Israel Synagogue of Lexington Park will hold their annual multifamily Yard Sale Monday and Tuesday, outside Mission BBQ in San Souci Plaza. Rain or Shine. Find great deals on gently used clothes, toys, sporting goods, books, kitchenware, small appliances & electronics, and furniture. Proceeds benefit Hebrew School.

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Market, Charlotte Hall 7:30 p.m. The Southern Maryland Audubon Society will. Ornithologist Gwen Brewer and Naturalist George Jett will present a program titled “The Gambia and Senegal – George and Gwen in West Africa”. They will speak about birds and other wildlife, the landscape and the culture of the area.

Thursday, Sept. 5 • Mobile Career Center provides help for job seekers Charlotte Hall Library, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Southern Maryland JobSource Mobile Career Center is scheduled to be at Charlotte Hall branch to help job seekers register and use the Maryland Workforce Exchange. • Open reception scheduled for Allen Price Lexington Park Library, 5 to 8 p.m. Local artist Allen Price will have his artwork on display at the Lexington Park Library during the month of September. An opening reception will be held for the public to meet him and discuss his artwork.

Friday, September 6 • Opal Fine Arts Exhibit Park Avenue, Leonardtown The exhibit at Opal Fine Art (Aug. 4 – Sept. 28) includes a collection of color proof posters by Peter Max, and

original work by Wathen, Rowe and Rosenblatt. Also in the gallery are Christina Caguin’s one of a kind vintage needlepoint handbags. Leonardtown is celebrating Maryland’s newest Arts and Entertainment Designation Award. One way to celebrate with the town, and Opal Fine Art is to participate in Leonardtown’s Art Walk (August 30 through September 6). The public is being asked to visit galleries and businesses hosting art, and vote on their favorite works of art. Winners and awards will be announced on the Square on First Friday, September 6th. Opal Fine Art Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., First Fridays till 8 p.m., and is located in Historic Downtown Leonardtown, Md., just off the square. For information call 302-438-1629. • Arts and Entertainment Designation Towne Square, Leonardtown, 5 to 8 p.m. The Commissioners of Leonardtown cordially request your presence to celebrate the town of Leonardtown’s arts and entertainment designation. Shops open late. Music on the Square. Dining Specials. Art Walk. Artists at work. Horse and Carriage rides. Rain date is September 7. To RSVP for the event, email at ter.dimesy2@verizon. net or contact 301-475-9791

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Habitat for Humanity By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer

Patuxent’s Habitat for Humanity will team up with Spencer Wait to bring the first annual Warrior Fun Run and Sail to Solomon’s Island on Aug. 31. Wait, the event organizer, came up with the idea to host an event day to give back to the Wounded Warrior Project in a way other than the existing GI Veterans bill program in February. As a long time sailor and runner, Wait wanted to incorporate those activities into a community event. Once the event became more large scale, he enlisted the help of Patuxent’s Habitat for Humanity and it grew even more. The day is composed of three events: a 5K, boat races and celebration barbeque and concert. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum. The path goes along the Patuxent River and ends at the Museum once more. The race is not timed and walkers are encouraged as well. Following the race, spectators are encouraged to stay and watch as the warrior sail boat races commence. There will be a parade of boats by the Coast Guard followed by all the boats participating in the regatta. There will also be a fly by scheduled by a local pilot. After two or three races, at 2 p.m., everyone is encouraged to gather at the Solomon’s Annex Recreation Center where a barbeque and concert will be provided from 3 to 7 p.m. The music will be provided by the US Navy Country Current. Each activity throughout the day benefits the armed forces in some way. While everyone is encouraged to participate in the events, the boat races can also serve as training for new selected chief petty officers. Boat owner are encouraged to provide a minimum sailing crew in order to allow the trainees to participate. Sailboats of all sizes and sailors of all experiences are welcome. Being active in the US Navy for 20 years, Wait has been looking for ways to give back to the armed forces for years. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” he said. Planning for next year’s event begins September 1 according to Wait. For this event, spectators, family and friends of participants are welcome. Early registration is encouraged for all participants as well as attendance at the Packet Pick-up Party being held Friday, August 30 for all those participating in the Regatta or the 5K fun run. All benefits from the day’s event will be donated

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to local Wounded Warrior projects, the DAUAA and the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity. The First Annual Warrior Fun Run and Sail will be held at various places along Solomon’s Island. Events will begin at 8 a.m. The events are outdoors, feel free to bring blankets chairs and coolers. For more information about the event, visit warriorfunrunandsail.wordpress.com/ or www.facebook.com/PHHWarriorFunRunAndSail. kimblerlyalston@countytimes.net Photos courtesy www.facebook.com

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Guidelines for Enlisting in the Revolutionary War

By Linda Reno Contributing Writer The following are a few of the guidelines for enlisting men in Maryland during the Revolutionary War and some of the rules by which the officers and soldiers had to live. January 14, 1776: Enlist no man who is not able bodied, healthy, and a good marcher, nor such whose attachment to the liberties of America you suspect. Young, hearty robust men, who are tied by birth, family connections, or property to this country and are well practiced in the use of fire-arms, are by much to be preferred. Have great regard to moral character, sobriety in particular. Do not enlist any imported servant or, without permission of the master, any apprentice. The uniform of the land forces and marines are hunting shirts--marines to be blue, and those of the land forces other colors. Any officer or soldier who, while in the service, loses a limb or is otherwise maimed or hurt so as to be rendered incapable of earning a livelihood--this prov-

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By Shelby Oppermann Contributing Writer

“What Came First: The White or the Brown Egg?”

Oh my, it’s amazing to me how something can get stuck in our heads that won’t get out. You know…that song that never leaves, the food you’ve hated from childhood, or the food you loved that suddenly you couldn’t eat during pregnancy (Thanks to youngest son Ryan for me not liking mustard anymore). Maybe you have an unreasonable aversion to something and you just don’t know why; of course snakes, ants and rodents don’t count. Why, for instance, will I eat raw spinach but not cooked spinach? I don’t even know how or when I brought myself to eat raw spinach. When my Mother-in-law and my husband would cook canned spinach, I had to make sure I was with a friend or at a meeting. I absolutely can’t stand the smell. Within the last two years, we went to a really nice restaurant and sautéed spinach was the base of a tower of food. On this occasion the base was the sautéed spinach, above that was rosemary garlic mashed potatoes, topped with a crab cake. To you this might be making your mouth water, to me I was looking at the waitress with horror-stricken eyes asking, “Is there anything else you can put under the mashed potatoes??” I just knew the smell would send me running out of the place. But this waitress, instead of saying, yes, maam, what would you like in its place?, gently coaxed me, as did my husband, to try it. When it hit me that she wasn’t going to place my order until I said I would try it, I haltingly said okay. What ended up being my favorite part of the meal… sautéed spinach naturally. Now it is my turn to coax my husband – not that it is working. As I may have written already, we have been trying to eat healthier. My husband was on the Metagenics /Clear Choice diet plan through a nutritionist at his Doctor’s office and lost a lot of weight – over 30 pounds (not that he had lots to lose I thought) and claims his Lyme disease and arthritic wrist aren’t bothering him as much. He faithfully did everything he was supposed to for a month and has kept with the basics of the plan. Our refrigerator is nearly all fruits, veggies, and organic meats, eggs, etc. We plan to do the diet together in January (He knows it would be hard for me to give up wine at parties and at the fire pit through the holidays). Why set yourself up for failure? You would think that a big, strong man like my husband who sets himself towards a goal and DOES it – unwaveringly, would be willing to try anything. You would be wrong. A few days ago, he was in the mood for scrambled eggs, and I, proud of myself for continuing to thoroughly read labels, and not buy processed or antibiotic filled food had bought local brown eggs. Problem? Yes, when he sees them. I made the mistake last year, of making scrambled brown eggs from our neighbor and telling my husband that the consistency was different. He wouldn’t eat them. I was really looking forward to eating that plate of eggs a few days ago, but he wouldn’t make them. No amount of coaxing would work, including telling him that he had been eating brown eggs for a year or two. Nope, he said it was fine if he didn’t know. So, what did he proudly show me after grocery shopping yesterday? A carton of good old white eggs like we grew up with thank you very much. To each new day’s adventure, Shelby Please send your comments or ideas to: shelbys.wanderings@ yahoo.com or find me on facebook: Shelby Oppermann

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Migraines – Where do they really come from? By Debra Meszaros CSN www.MXSportsNutrition. com A re you one of the thirteen percent of people in the world that suffers from migraines? Why does it continue to be one of the most misunderstood health conditions? Experiencing a migraine is usually a memory you just won’t forget; the throbbing intense pain can be de-habilitating. Others experience nausea, vomiting, fever, and a sensitivity to light, sound, and smells. What are some of the factors in your life that can be contributing to your migraines? Environmental factors seem to top the list of the most common triggers leading to migraines. The environmental category includes external and internal factors: dehydration, stress, unresolved emotional issues, hormonal changes, problems or changes in your sleep cycle, foods, beverages, low serotonin levels, low vitamin B levels, and sensory stimuli like light and certain scents. Defining the most commonly reported triggers Food sensitivities, allergies and chemical sensitivities are most likely involved in the development of a migraine. Caffeine, MSG, sodium benzonate, sulfites, alcohol (especially beer and red wine), artificial sweeteners like aspartame (heavy past use of diet soda or of other forms of aspartame could contribute to migraines), food colorings (even ones found in colored sports beverages), wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, dairy (including cow’s milk, yogurt, and ice cream), sugar, processed and/or cured meats, sodium nitrate, excess nuts, and skipping a meal are all potential triggers. If you experience any digestive problem, bloating, gas, have low energy and tiredness after eating, develop a stuffy nose after meals, or have chronic constipation or diarrhea, you may have food allergies. Since your gut controls your physical, emotional, and psychological status, focusing on determining

which foods might be factors is of importance. If you really do not know which foods are difficult for you, then begin to eliminate the foods and beverages listed above. You will need to remove them totally and completely, not one molecule can enter the body for a minimum of fourteen days. The foods can then be re-introduced to your body, one at a time on an empty stomach as you keep yourself aware of any of the allergy symptoms. Following a Paleo diet, eating foods that are not processed (that means no grains, bread, pastas, gluten, and pasteurized dairy) may be an option. Incorporating a diet of mostly fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, organic poultry, wild fish, and grass-fed meats may help while doing an elimination diet. For women, birth control pills and/or hormone replacement therapy can bring on a migraine. Inadequate sleep and even over sleeping have been reported as triggers. External conditions,

like fluorescent lighting, bright lights, strong smells that are pleasant or unpleasant and weather changes, storms, and changes in altitude. Stress in the form of extreme exercise or from an emotional standpoint, can spark a migraine, even after the stress has passed. Any relief? If you are looking for simple, healthy ways to work through your migraines, placing pressure on the nerve just below your eyebrow will signal the pituitary to release pain killing endorphins, massaging the crown of your head, your ears and ear lobes, or research emotional freedom technique to provide natural relief. ©2013 Debra Meszaros MXSportsNutrition.com. 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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