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“People have to have the rights to their land. It’s a fundamental tenant. What I’m really concerned about is the lack of attendance and the lack of notification; so many people don’t know what’s going on.” - County Commissioner Todd Morgan’s concerns over the Lexington Park Development District Master Plan process.

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Many Contest Draft of Lexington Park Plan

News By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Virtually everyone who spoke at a Monday night public hearing on the proposed Lexington Park Development District Master Plan opposed some part of it, whether it was the reduction of the size of the development district by downzoning certain pieces to the rural preservation district or proposals to put connecting roads through private property criticism abounded. There were also those who chastised the staff of the Department of Land Use and Growth Management who came up with the draft plan to guide growth in Lexington Park and beyond for the next 30 years because they adhered to many new land use and environmental restrictions imposed by the state. Former county commissioner Daniel Raley, who lives on Point Lookout Road, was among the most vocal. He decried plans to reduce the zoning of his extended family’s property, just over 500 acres, into the rural preservation district. This would not only reduce the size of the development district but take away property rights, he claimed, for no

substantial reason. Planners have reduced the proposed size of the development district by 3,000 acres to make it more manageable but property owners fear being put in the rural preservation district will greatly reduce their ability to subdivide their property to just seven lots no matter the size of their acreage. His wife Ann Raley said the county’s notification process to land owners about how their properties would be affected by the plan was faulty and decried the push to eliminate land from the district when it was only expected to grow exponentially over the next few decades. “We have seven neighbors who received no notification at all,” Ann Raley said, who chided land use staff for adhering more to state mandates like restricting building rights due to the unpopular “septic bill.” “Making Annapolis happy should not be their perspective,” she said. Several speakers came out to support the continued existence of Sanner’s Lake Sportsman’s Club, which has existed just off Great Mills Road since 1951. The only private established recreational shooting sports club in St. Mary’s County, its members feared that

two roads established in the master plan would cut both through its skeet range and right next to its rifle range. The club has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in modernizing aging ranges and improving safety features. Mike McDaniel, a Sanner’s Lake member, said that if the club were eliminated so would a longtime trainer and facilitator of safe and responsible shooting. “It’s both unwise and unsafe,” he said. Howard Thompson, chairman of the county’s Planning Commission, asked for a show of hands of the nearly 50 people in the auditorium at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department that night to see whose property would be affected by the plan; nearly all raised their hands.


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When asked if the county had informed them that the plan would affect their property only two raised their hands. Commissioner Todd Morgan, who raised his hand when asked if his property would be affected, said the turnout was disappointing to discuss a topic with such far-reaching effects. He said the complaints of property owners over being excluded from the development district were legitimate. “People have to have the rights to their land,” Morgan said. “It’s a fundamental tenant. “What I’m really concerned about is the lack of attendance and the lack of notification; so many people don’t know what’s going on.”

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Residents from Charlotte Hall, New Market and Mechanicsville packed the Northern Senior Center Tuesday night, many of them to tell elected leaders and county planners they did not want public water and sewer as they feared high density residential growth and the congestion that it caused. Many complained that their more rural way of life was threatened by increased growth but they still chaffed at not having enough amenities like higher quality restaurants that often require access to public water and sewer. Others said the county should work to retain the low-key nature of living in North County but still consider two text amendments that would relieve requirements for traffic mitigation at intersections, which has created a de facto moratorium on commercial development. Recent missives from county planners to the Board of County Commissioners have said there may be a need to have those on well and septic systems in certain parts of the county to convert to some kind of public water and sewer system to conform to tough state mandates on nitrogen and phosphorus pollution seeping into the watershed. Residents are also worried that Charlotte Hall’s designation as a town center will put it on the track for greater residential development. “We’re trying to keep Charlotte Hall rural,” one resident said. “We didn’t ask for this town center designation. We don’t need any more accidents; we don’t need any more congestion. It’s time

to focus on our needs and not some developer’s and businessman’s wants.” Developer John K. Parlett said the community had to balance development and Charlotte Hall was desirous of solid commercial growth, but neither he nor any other developers that he knew of were planning to bring in high-density residential projects. “I can see I’m in the minority here,” Parlett said. “Developers won’t build projects communities don’t support. I hear it all the time, we have enough fast food we want real restaurants but right now there’s an effective moratorium on development.” Others suggested the text amendments would have to be a stopgap measure to allow development to continue until the State Highway Administration found money to widen roads at the intersection of Route 5 and Golden Beach Road, which would help alleviate much of the traffic burden that has grown in the area. Thomas F. McKay, former commissioner president who is also working to have another of his family’s grocery stores built in Charlotte Hall, said elected leaders needed to find ways to make commercial growth a priority. “Charlotte Hall has traditionally been forgotten… we need to bring new services to this community,” McKay said. Others were worried about the expense of having to switch over to water and sewer if approved by the county, since they often spent upwards of $8,000 just to get new wells. “My well and septic work just dandy,” said Jimmy Swain, a retired teacher. “I don’t want to have to change it.”

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GOP Going Door to Door to Get Out the Vote


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The Town Council of Leonardtown has decided to move ahead with repairs to certain portions of Lawrence Avenue that exhibit the most wear and tear but will wait to refurbish the entire sidewalk and road until at least next year. Town Councilman Tom Collier, who keeps track of town streets and roads, said at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting that he and town public works staff would see what kind of repairs they could accomplish on Lawrence Avenue with just $53,000 in the town’s project budget. Town Administrator Laschelle McKay said the town was also seeking a grant to refurbish sidewalks from Washington Street at the end of the town square all the way down to the town wharf; if the town gets those grants then officials would focus on that project instead of the complete refurbishing of Lawrence Avenue and push that project farther out in the capital budget. The spot repairs to Lawrence Avenue sidewalks would still continue she said. “There are still parts in good shape but there are definitely areas in need of repair,” she said, especially the area between Church and Shadrick streets.

Local Republicans started a door knocking campaign this past weekend to reach out to independent and unaffiliated voters in an effort to strengthen their hold on the formerly majority Democratic St. Mary’s County. But the effort here is only part of the GOP strategy statewide, said their state chairwoman Diane Watterman who came to join local operatives in their door-to-door efforts. “Going door to door is vitally important on so many levels,” she said. “It’s labor intensive but it yields the best results.” Outreach for Republicans was important she said, because it was important to show voters who were not registered in their ranks, especially Democrats who were not part of the liberal wing of their own party, that the state GOP was willing to focus on issues other than social ones. Issues like legalizing same sex unions proved to be a losing fight for the GOP in the last election and amounted to a “dead issue,” she said.

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First Friday Celebrates Leonardtown’s Arts and Entertainment Designation on September 6th

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Locals Remember September 11th


Military servicemen and women line the streets of Patuxent River Naval Air Station as first responders remember the loss of some 3,000 Americans during the 9/11 terror attacks 12 years ago. The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department show their support.

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To left, members of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department displayed a sea of American flags at their station to memorialize the victims of 9/11.

Mother Catherine Spalding School Pays Tribute and Remembrance of 9-11

Mrs. Sandy Massiglia joins her class in remembrance of 9/11 by placing American Flags around the Mother Catherine Spalding courtyard as a sign of unity for our Nation.

Mother Catherine Spalding School begins the day In Remembering 9-11. Our students were reminded of the heroic individuals who gave all to save other lives. Even though there was such sadness, our nation became united for one common cause; to show that we were a strong nation. Each student was given an American flag to place around the courtyard as a symbol of patriotism, honor and respect to our great Nation. Our service began with a prayer, and a moment of silence. We concluded our ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of God Bless America. Mother Catherine Spalding 8th grade and Pre-Kindergarten gather around the courtyard in Remembrance of 9/11 with our Flag Ceremony.


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Congressman Hoyer Files for Re-Election

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement last Friday after officially filing his candidacy for re-election to represent Maryland’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives: “I am proud to seek reelection in Maryland’s Fifth District, which I have been honored to represent in Congress. Throughout my career, I have fought tirelessly to protect and create good-paying jobs, put our nation on a sound fiscal path, strengthen the middle class, support our seniors and veterans, and secure fair pay and benefits for federal employees. In the Fifth District and in Washington, I will continue to work on a bipartisan basis to address these important priorities.

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“I remain committed to replacing the sequester in its entirety with a balanced alternative that protects jobs, national security, and investments in our future. I am also focused on strengthening our economy and creating jobs through the Make It In America plan I’ve put forward in Congress to strengthen manufacturing and create jobs that pay well here in Maryland and throughout the country. Additionally, I remain dedicated to protecting the Medicare guarantee for our seniors, ending the backlog our veterans are facing, and ensuring equal pay for equal work. “I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of Fifth District residents over the next year and earning their vote for re-election.”


By Sarah Miller Staff Writer In recognition of his years of service to the community, the United Way of St. Mary’s County Named Keith Fairfax the 2013 honorary chairperson at the Sept. 6 Day of Caring Kickoff Breakfast. When Win Everett approached Fairfax about being the chairperson in July. “I said hey, I’ll give it a shot,” Fairfax said. Fairfax was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to St. Mary’s County in 1957 with his mother, three brothers and two sisters. He joined the Patuxent Engineering Plan at the Naval Air Test Center after graduating from Ryken High School. He was a civil servant engineer in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1997. He joined SMECOR, later L-3, in 1997 and remained there until his retirement. Outside of his professional life, Fairfax has been a member of the Bay District Fire Department since 1958, served on the St. Mary’s County Planning Commission

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from 1981 to 1996, was the president of the United Way from 2004 to 2006, and was the executive vice president of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance in 1999 and 2000. As the United Way’s honorary chairperson, he will visit businesses and help during the annual fundraiser campaign. When the United Way is choosing the honorary chairperson they look for somebody who has a large network of connections in the community to draw upon, according to Board of Directors Treasurer Richard Braam. Choosing Fairfax was a “no brainer,” Braam said, adding that Fairfax is “well known and loved in the community. Helping his community “comes naturally,” Fairfax said, and he is happy for another opportunity to serve St. Mary’s County.

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Woman Arrested for Hickory Hills Blast McMahon in District Court papers. Witnesses to the blast told fire marshals she had Investigators with the tried to sell the fireworks State Fire Marshal’s Office June 29 behind ABC Lihave arrested a Mechanicquors, which sits adjacent to sville woman for allegedly the restaurant. detonating an explosive deWitnesses also said vice behind establishments Oakley had told them the at the Hickory Hills ShopOakley fireworks were legal, but later ping Center. According to charging documents admitted in charging documents that filed against Cynthia Mae Oakley, 53, they were illegal. Oakley faces two counts of reckfire marshals allege she took commercial grade fireworks behind Nicollet- less endangerment while using a deti’s restaurant August 14 and detonated structive device, two counts of fireworks possession without a permit and one of them. The fireworks she ignited were discharging them without a permit as illegal, fire marshals said, and caused well. If convicted she faces up to 55 $5,000 in damages to a vehicle parked years of imprisonment and possibly close to the detonation. “Individuals in the local area de- more than $500,000 in fines. scribed the incident as an explosion that shook the surrounding area,” wrote Deputy Fire Marshal Caryn By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

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Fritz: Defendant in Murder Case Indicted By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

exactly what happened to her,” police wrote in court documents. “He stated he blacked out during their A St. Mary’s County Grand confrontation and then he found Jury has indicted John Morris the victim dead.” Quade, 31, of Lexington Park, Charging documents state for the alleged murder of Moneta Quade told police he was “bloody Jo Strickland on the Three Notch after the confrontation” but that it Quade Trail last month. was not his blood, and had a rock State’s Attorney Richard Fritz made with blood on it that he threw away. the announcement Wednesday, stating Police say Quade tried to destroy eviQuade now faces charges of first-degree dence of the crime and found proof of those murder, attempted first-degree rape and rob- actions when they searched his vehicle and bery with a deadly weapon. his residence shortly thereafter. Strikland went missing but was found Police initially had no suspects in the a day later on Aug. 8 dead on the trail where case when Strickland’s body was found she often went jogging. Her death shocked just off the trail near the community park many in the community and lead to con- in Laurel Grove but just one day later they cerns about security and safety along the had developed Quade as their prime suspect trail. after finding surveillance footage of his car In a prepared statement Fritz “will seek parked at a nearby business that put him a sentence of life imprisonment, without the close to the scene of the crime. possibility of parole” if Quade is convicted. A witness also told police they had seen Quade, a registered sex offender, ad- a man matching Quade’s description on the mitted to being on the trail and confronting trail around the time Strickland was there. Strickland the day of her death, according to a statement of probable cause filed by police, but told them “he did not remember

Motorcycle and Horse and Buggy Collision On September 5 at approximately 3:43 p.m., members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the area of Route 6 and Culver Lane in Charlotte Hall for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and horse and buggy. Upon arriving on the scene Deputies found two crashed motorcycles one in the roadway and one in the eastbound ditch line with a horse down in the roadway. The operator of one of the motorcycles was found to be unconscious lying in the eastbound ditch. The request for reconstruction was made and Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team Members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed that Donald Lee Fridell Jr., 52 and Lawrence Francis Jones, 81 both of Lothian, Maryland were operating their Harley Davidson Motorcycles two abreast westbound on Route 6 approaching Culver Lane when an Amish Horse and Buggy operated by Luna Hertzler Fisher, 48 of Mechanicsville which was traveling westbound on the westbound shoulder of the road attempted to make a left hand turn across the west-

bound and eastbound lanes onto Culver Lane. The Amish Buggy failed to yield and pulled directly into the path of the motorcycles. Mr. Fridell was unable to take any evasive action, struck the horse, his motorcycle went down and he was fully ejected. Mr. Fridell and his motorcycle came to rest in the eastbound ditch line. Mr. Jones locked the rear brake on his motorcycle and swerved at which time he lost control of his motorcycle sending it to the ground and ejecting him. Mr. Jones sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Civista Medical Center. Mr. Fridell sustained life threatening injuries and was flown from the scene to John Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2. At this time there are no indications that speed, alcohol or drugs were contributing factors in the crash. Anyone who may have observed the crash and has not already provided their information to police is asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly #151 of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9010. This crash remains under investigation.

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Business Profile By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer The Annual “Taste of St. Mary’s” festival will be taking place on Sunday, Sept. 15 on Leonardtown Square. The event began in 2007 as a way to promote the hospitality industry in St. Mary’s County. It is put together courtesy of the St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce. During the event, various restaurants in and throughout the area have samples of their food for people to come sample and purchase. The event, said coordinator and president of the St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce, Bill Scarafia, was put on from ideas gathered from other areas. “The hospitality industry is a big part of the community,” he said, adding that no other organization represents the industry. In addition to the food side of the festival, there will also be live music by the Kim Reynolds quartet as well as local rock band, Geezer. There will also

be a classic car show taking place as well as various activities for children. The event has no admission charge; however, local restaurants will have food for purchase. While the first festival, in 2007, was held in conjunction with the Greenwell Fall Festival and held at the Greenwell State Park, since then, the festival has stood alone and will continue in that manner. As the years go by, the event may change slightly in correlation with the vendors and businesses that participate in the event as they make suggestions on what they would like to see happen and change in the years after. The Taste of St. Mary’s Festival will be taking place on the square in Leonardtown on Sunday from 12 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit or contact the St. Mary’s Chamber of Commerce office at 301-737-3001

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Robotics Team Thanks Triton Metals for Helping With Robot Build Members of James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, the Robobees, show employees of Triton Metals, Inc. the fruits of their collective labors; a pyramid-climbing, frisbee-shooting robot that took them all the way to national competition. Triton Metals employees fabricated many of the parts used in the Robobees’ successful creation.

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Study Decries Teacher Shortage, But Almost No Vacancies Here

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A study from a Baltimore based think tank says that the state’s requirements for teacher certification are so stringent that it is a major disincentive to prospective teachers to come here and ply their trade; that means that teacher shortages in critical teacher assignments such as math, science, foreign language and special education. But here in St. Mary’s County there are virtually no teacher vacancies, leading one teacher’s union official to say there are other reasons shortages exist elsewhere. “The shortage they claim, I think, is exaggerated,” said Ann Laughlin, president of the Education Association of St. Mary’s County. Laughlin was referring to a recent study by the Calvert Institute for Policy Research that posits that traditional certification of classroom teachers to such a degree that Maryland requires may be obsolete.

She said the calls to reduce certification requirements would dilute the quality of teachers over time and also was a technique to reduce the ability of teachers to get better salary and benefits by increasing the labor pool. “I feel like you want the best and the brightest to be teachers,” Laughlin said. “They’re trying to make it cheaper to get teachers. “It lessens the quality of the pool.” Here in St. Mary’s, school officials report that there are only three vacancies out of a possible 1,420 teacher billets. Those vacancies are for special needs education and two library specialists, said director of human resources Dale Farrell. There were no shortages in math, science or foreign languages, he said. “While these positions are difficult to fill we work hard to fill them before the school year begins,” Farrell said. Maryland requires either a master’s degree or an

advanced professional certificate to teach, Laughlin said, but for a college graduate the state allows several years to attain either. A college student seeking an education degree is already set on the track to attain those requirements during their studies, she said, but a degree-holder who wishes to transfer into teaching will have a more difficult time. “If you come to teaching from something else you have to meet all those requirements,” Laughlin said. “You can’t just walk into a classroom and teach.” The real problem was that certain locales were simply unattractive to prospective teachers due to living and working conditions, particularly the effort required to deal with large numbers of special needs students or those with discipline problems. “Economics has a huge part in that,” she said, meaning more affluent communities had a better chance of attracting enough teachers.

Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend Just a Month Away Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend was a huge success last season with over 1,000 visitors! Now in its seventh year, the annual homecoming and family weekend festivities has something for everyone. We hope you will join us this year for Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend from October 4 to 5. The weekend is packed with numerous events and activities, including river cruises, tours of HSMC, mini-classes, Arboretum activities, art shows, musical performances, and lots of sporting events for students, parents, and alumni to enjoy. And to help you prepare for this glorious weekend, the ‘Countdown to Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend’ ticker has launched on the Seahawk athletics website at! “Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend has become an annual signature event for the College on the first weekend in October as we welcome to campus our alumni base, parents and families, as well as our fans and friends from the community. The schedule of events and activities is truly a culmination of a campus wide collaboration. Our hope is that there is something for everyone to choose from.” Stated Scott Devine, St. Mary’s director of athletics and recreation. For the last four years, the annual Hawktoberfest Golf Tournament has signaled the beginning of the weekend’s festivities and this year is no different as the golf tournament’s shotgun start at 9 a.m. on the morn-

ing of Friday, October 4 will kick off the weekend. For more golf tournament information and to register, please go to: smcmdevelopment/event.asp?eid=4559. Saturday’s activities will begin with the 15th Annual Petrucelli Run/Walk as registration opens up at 7 a.m. and the event starts an hour later. Proceeds will benefit the SafeRide program and the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. For more information on the Petrucelli Run/Walk and to register, please go to: asp?eid=4544. Devine added, “From an athletics perspective, we look forward to seeing our Seahawk alumni returning to campus in big numbers as has been the case over the last several years. Hawktoberfest offers a great opportunity for our former student-athletes to come back on campus and reconnect with their teammates and friends, as well as to support our teams in action over the weekend.” The Seahawk varsity athletic teams will shine on Saturday as five of the six fall sports will be in action. Sailing, which is ranked seventh in the nation, will host the South #1 regatta on both Saturday and Sunday while field hockey will open up the games at Seahawk Stadium at 11:30 a.m. Following field hockey’s matchup with Christopher Newport University, the women’s soccer team

will take the field against Southern Virginia University at 1:30 p.m. while the Seahawk men’s soccer squad will wrap up the outside athletic events with their game versus Southern Virginia at 3:30 p.m. Inside the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena, the volleyball team will square off against Penn State Harrisburg at 1 p.m. followed by a match against Virginia Wesleyan College at 5 p.m. Various alumni games for the winter and spring sports teams will also be played throughout the day while food, beverages, and live entertainment will be featured underneath the hospitality tent adjacent to Seahawk Stadium. To review the complete schedule of events and to check out local accommodations (some with special rates for this weekend!) as well as to register, please go to: REMINDER: Pets are not allowed in the vicinity of athletic events, facilities and buildings. If you bring your pet(s) to campus, you will have to enjoy the festivities from across College Drive. Facebook: StMarysAthletics Twitter: @smcseahawks, #Hawktoberfest, #SeahawkAthletics Instagram: @smcseahawks

Foundation Offers Sponsorships for Gala Moonlight reflected on icy blue ponds, tree branches glistening with frost and lacy crystal snowflakes help set the scene for the 26th annual MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Gala, “The Wonder of Winter.” This year’s Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Hollywood Social Hall. The Gala is the hospital’s major fundraising event of the year and proceeds from the Gala benefit a number of programs at MedStar St. Mary’s, a not for profit community hospital. In order to maximize the fundraising potential each year, the Foundation seeks sup-

port from local and nationally-affiliated companies and organizations. Among other programs and projects, sponsorship support from the Gala in recent years has helped to fund the more than 100 healthcare scholarships, medical and surgical equipment, The Grace Anne Dorney Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, the Outpatient Pavilion and the new Dr. J. Patrick Jarboe Mobile Health Center. Numerous levels of sponsorship are available to accommodate any size business from small to large.

The levels range from $850 to $25,000, allowing for a sponsorship that is appropriate for any company or organization. All sponsors will be properly acknowledged in the event’s Gala program and will be given additional recognition. Information about the various levels of Gala sponsorships and sponsor packets are available on the hospital’s website at or by calling 301-475-6455.

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St. Mary’s County Special Olympians Compete in State Sailing Regatta Warm, sunny skies and welcome breezes greeted athletes from St. Mary’s, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Eastern Shore and Virginia at St. Mary’s College on July 27-28. St. Mary’s County delegation participated as a Level 1 Unified Sports Team. Returning head coach Brenda Clark and assistant coach Philip Wieser directed practices at SMC each Tuesday evening throughout June and July. Athletes trained on floating docks and while sailing to learn the rig, knots, wind direction clues, capsizing recovery and safety, and race procedure. They were instructed on knowing when to ease and pull in sails, how to take the jib sheet outside the shroud while going down wind, and bringing weight in and up, all the while enjoying the thrill of sailing as a team.

Locally, Isaac Wieser in Division 1 captured a silver medal with skipper Hana Zwick while team mate Russell Bucci placed fourth with partner Isaiah Turner. In Division 2 Tom Bayne, teamed with Peter Wieser, was awarded a silver medal. Many thanks are extended to high school sailors Hana Zwick, Isaiah Turner and Philip Wieser who sail out of Tall Timbers Marina/Sailing Center Chesapeake, and to Churchville Christian graduate Peter Wieser. We also wish to thank St. Mary’s College for their continuous excellent support in hosting this sailing event. We are looking for volunteers and coaches for the June/July 2014 season. If interested please contact Brenda Clark at 301-872-4629 or

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Frequenters of Leonardtown may have noticed the signs outside The Maryland Antiques Center advertising rental space. The recent sale of the property on Macintosh Run across from the Port of Leonardtown winery took many by surprise. For the dealers and artists, however, the sale means something more: the end of a St. Mary's institution. About twenty-odd years ago, the property was purchased by one remarkable woman, Dorothy Sparling, and she had a vision. She wanted to create a multi-dealer antiques and art space that as a whole, was a pleasant and warm venue for shopping and sharing, and she did just that. Unlike most antiques malls, The Maryland Antiques Center offered a pleasant, handicapped friendly space, with restrooms and then a tea cafe that became a destination in southern Maryland. Not a week would go by without a customer remarking on the clean, beautiful rooms arranged with care by the dealers at the center. Sure, there were workplace dramas. Over two dozen independent business persons under one roof is bound to create some conflict, but somehow, Dot Sparling held it all

together. Since 2005, when I joined the space first as a sub then as a dealer myself, I have been privileged to meet and know some wonderful, amazing folks. Dot often said we were her family and many of us felt that indeed we were. More than a retail business, the center was a social institution, and relationships formed there inspired spontaneous support groups, like the monthly women's networking gathering which outgrew the space and led to the formation of even more outreach in the wider community. No business succeeds without its customers, and The Maryland Antiques Center had, hands-down, the best. I recall, years ago, working behind the counter with a couple of other dealers and having way too much fun, bursting out in laughter, and trying to shush ourselves because we had a customer in the back. When she came to the sales counter, however, the lady wore a grin from ear to ear: “It's so nice to be shopping and hear the salespeople having a good time; so often you don't.” Maybe it's the St. Mary's magic, but our customers were fantastic.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the Crafts Guild of St. Mary's, and also Shelby's Custom Framing, will remain open in the second building, as well as a new management and changes for the antiques center. Shelby is, in her own right, a St. Mary's institution, her shop's warm yellow walls offering more than a place to order a beautiful frame built by hand from an artist who knows just how to create something truly special. Shelby will be there until mid-October, and then she will be moving on to new ventures, too. Changes are inevitable in all our lives, but it's good to stop and reflect sometimes on the gifts we have been given. I know most folks who stick around St. Mary's for any length of time come to realize what a very special place this is; Dot Sparling is part of that and we former dealers at the old Maryland Antiques Center salute her. Dot, thanks so much. Beth Fitch Clements, Md.

Talk About Being Oblivious to Our History and Constitution

IN THE MATTER OF LILLIAN MATTINGLY MILLS FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO LILLIAN ABELL MATTINGLY In the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland Case No.: 18-C-13-001150 The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which she seeks to change her name from Lillian Mattingly Mills to Lillian Abell Mattingly. The petitioner is seeking a name change for the following reason: I wish to be restored my maiden name. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 30th day of September, 2013. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. A copy of this Notice shall be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county at least fifteen (15) days before the deadline to file an objection.


Commissioners of Leonardtown Notice of Public Hearing The Leonardtown Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, regarding 23511 Hollywood Road – The Davis Office Park. The purpose of the hearing will be to present for public review and to receive public comment regarding an application for a variance from the Town of Leonardtown’s Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is seeking a variance to construct an office building which is 1,520 square feet larger than what is automatically allowed under C-O zoning. Copies of the documents are available for public review at the Leonardtown Town Office. The public is invited to attend and/or send written comments to be received by October 10, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. to the Commissioners of Leonardtown, POB 1, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Special accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request. By Authority: Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator.


Talk about being oblivious to our history and Constitution, our President is right up there with the clueless! One of the first Supreme Court cases involved John Peter Zenger criticizing President John Adams in his New York newspaper. In this case the Supreme Court upheld Zenger's freedom of speech guarantee to disagree with the President. Since that time just about every President has had his detractors. The chief among them being Polk, Lincoln, Garfield, Cleveland, and Franklin Roosevelt. They might have been upset but they never had people fired or deprived of their jobs and livelihoods. Now we have a small-time rodeo clown who had the affront to mimic the President. All of a sudden criticism/mimicry becomes a racial thing. Time to get real people! How about the President announcing that he thought it was harmless and that people overreacted? Don't hold your breath. I have even seen African American commentators criticizing the NAACP for overreacting. Everything is not racially motivated. Glenn Weder Hollywood, Md.

Do The Math: Rebuilding Vehicle’s Engine Saves Money Math can sometimes be tricky, but when it comes to figuring out the cost benefits of rebuilding your car’s engine, the answer is very simple. If your car or truck is diagnosed with major engine damage, installing a remanufactured or rebuilt engine will extend current vehicle life at a significantly lower cost than buying a new car or truck, adding up to big savings. For the cost of an average down payment on a new car or truck, a vehicle’s engine can be repowered with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine, gaining years of reliable service without monthly car payments and

higher insurance rates. The Engine Rebuilders Council developed a cost comparison chart illustrating the cost difference between purchasing a new vehicle and repowering an existing vehicle with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine. To learn more about why installing a remanufactured or rebuilt engine is the sensible economic alternative, visit Rick Simko Chairman, Engine Rebuilders Council Bethesda, MD 20814-3415

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PEP Kick-Off Set for Sept. 18 School is back in session and that means it’s time to gear up for another year of partnerships between Naval Air Station Patuxent River and Southern Maryland schools. This year’s Personal Excellence Partnerships program (PEP) kick-off ceremony is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Frank


Knox building, building 2189, in room 100. This annual event brings together the station's partnership coordinators for local schools, school principals and county public school Superintendents. Station employees interested in becoming volunteers are also invited to attend. Personal Excellence Partnerships

are long-term, supportive relationships between Navy commands and public and/or private schools. PEP volunteers tutor, mentor, provide technical expertise and serve as positive role models to boost students’ self esteem, reach personal goals and achieve academic success.

Noise Advisory Communities surrounding the naval air station may notice changes in flight patterns and increased noise levels from now until early November while the air station conducts runway repairs. Repair work requires a runway to be temporarily closed resulting in increased usage of the remaining open runways. Communities that will notice increased noise levels due to changes in flight patterns include: Cedar Cove, the Lexington Park area south of the installation, Solomons Island and California, Md. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more noise-related information call 1-866-819-9028. For general information about the air station, please call the operator at 301-342-3000 or the public affairs office at 301-757-6748. You can also visit us online at


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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, 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!

Household Best Management Practices

Instead of From My Backyard to Our Bay, this booklet could easily be titled From My Lifestyle to Our Bay. Earlier we mentioned ways we all can cut down on water use as a way to relieve the strain on the Bay. Many other things we all can do in our daily lives will have an effect on our Bay.

Energy Conservation Scientists tell us that about 25% of the excess nutrients entering the Chesapeake Bay come from air pollution that is deposited on the land and then washed into the Bay’s tributaries. Where does that air pollution come from? The great majority of air pollution comes from motor vehicles and from coal-fired power plants that produce the electricity we all use. As the demand for energy increases in the United States along with population and development, it is important for individuals to begin conserving energy. Every household and every family can help reduce energy demand and the flow of pollutants to the Bay.

Tips for Conserving Energy • Turn off the lights. • Keep doors, windows, and drapes closed when running the air conditioning; keep drapes open during the day when running the heat.

• If your air conditioning unit is old, consider replacing it. A new energyefficient model could save up to 50% on your electricity bill. • Replace old heating/air units with high-efficiency geothermal systems. • Air dry dishes instead of using the drying cycle on your dishwasher. • Clean the lint filter in the clothes dryer after every load to improve circulation. • Consider buying a laptop for your next computer; laptops use less energy. • Plug appliances and electronics such as TVs and DVD players into powerstrips. When the appliance is not in use, turn off the power strip. Appliances still use energy when plugged in and not in use. Twenty percent of a typical American’s electric bill is from appliances. • Replace conventional thermostat with a programmable thermostat. In winter, reducing your thermostat from 72 to 68 degrees for 8 hours a day (when at work) can lower heating bill 10%. • Lighting accounts for 15% of house-

hold electricity use. Fluorescent bulbs reduce energy use by 75% and last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Since fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, dispose of them properly during biannual hazardous waste collection days. • Windows account for the majority of heat loss. Consider replacing old or inefficient windows with new energyefficient types. • Consult your local power company for information on online or in-home energy audits. Where to get help with… CONSERVING ENERGY • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, • Maryland Energy Administration, 410260-7655 or facts/est.html • SMECO, aspx

This is the seventeenth in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott ( 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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Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior Doesn’t Stop Fighting the Odds

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Moreover, Kittrell said he did nothing to prepare for the derby, he just got in the car. “It was crazy, it was a good experience,” he said after the crashing. “It was difficult, I just tried to find a car and run into it.” Poole, a 20-year U.S. Army veteran who served in the first Persian Gulf War, said he has used a group known as Crash Dummies Inc., off road and demolition derby enthusiasts, to give veterans the chance to do not only demolition derbies but four-wheeling, hunting and fishing trips designed to get them to acclimate back into society after suffering serious and often debilitating battlefield trauma. “When they come here they’re frowning and withdrawn but when they leave the smile on their face… is all you need,” Poole said. Poole and his group have helped outfit cars with new controls so that even double and triple amputees can drive and being able to take part in an activity they once took for granted and thought they would have to abandon gives them hope, he said. “It makes them feel like a part of society, like they’re not pushed off into the corner,” Poole said. “It gets them back in the saddle to show them, yes they can do this.” Poole said he has put together about eight events for wounded warriors and said his own service in the military has led him to do so. The brotherhood men and women share who have served in war zones is like none other, he said, and often the only way to help them deal with grief and loss is to bring them together. “These guys have been through hell and we just want to give back to them.” The events Poole organizes also help raise money to benefit wounded warriors’ recovery, he said.

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Though he lost a leg to an improvised explosive device in combat in Afghanistan U.S. Army veteran Spc. De’Shawn Kittrell hasn’t given up taking risks. Pushing his recovery for the past year, Kittrell, a Great Mills native who just turned 20, has now turned to driving in demolition derbies as the latest in adrenaline charged activities he has used to stay active in the absence of military service and combat. He’s trained for marathons and skiing as part of his rehabilitation — he hopes to return to active combat duty — but driving in the demolition derby at Budd’s Creek’s Potomac Speedway Sept. 7 was by far the most excitement in his life short of being shot at. “For excitement, combat comes first but this is right up there,” Kittrell said after being eliminated from the second heat at the demolition derby to benefit Silver Hill Lions Club charities. Driving a red car decked out with U.S. and prisoner of war flags and embossed with his military service decorations, Kittrell drove aggressively against other contestants

that night but after giving and taking several hits his car gave out. Sitting at the far end of the jersey-barried demolition ring, Kittrell was often pounded by other drivers inadvertently seeking to ram home on their opponents. He sat calmly amidst the metal carnage and when the final horn blew he slid easily out of his car and waited for it to be towed back to the back of the lot. He and his team were busy surveying the damage but his drubbing at the first turn of the demolition derby did not discourage him from trying again; he said he would try his hand at crashing cars next year. Kittrell said his passion for extreme sports was simple, he’ll try anything once. “I had to push the limit to see how far I could go,” Kittrell said. Harry Poole, who organized a Kicks For Heroes kickball tournament earlier this summer to benefit wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, talked to him about entering the demolition derby. It didn’t take long for Kittrell to take to the sport. “I said ‘yes’ right on the spot,” Kittrell said. “It seemed like fun.”



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September 7 Football Scores Leonardtown 27 McDonough 18

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Local High School Football Starts Up

Chopticon 14 Thomas Stone 28 Great Mills 0 Calvert 20

Next Games are Scheduled for Thursday Sept. 12 Chopticon vs Patuxent at Chopticon – 6 p.m. Great Mills vs Thomas Stone at Great Mills – 6 p.m. Leonardtown vs Potomac at Leonardtown – 6 p.m.

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Moreland Wins VanMeter Memorial, Williams Secures Fifth Track Title Friday at Potomac

Alvey, Tarbox, Bucci, Bailey and Lear Win Divisional Crowns By Doug Watson Contributing Writer Waldorf’s Kenny Moreland was victorious for the third time this season with his win in last Friday night's Gene VanMeter Memorial at Potomac speedway. The win for Moreland, worth $2000, was the 2012 Potomac track champion's 6th career win at the speedway. J.T. Spence and Deane Guy brought the field to the initial green flag of the event, with Spence vaulting into the race lead as the pack raced into turn-one. As Spence lead, 4th-starting Kenny Moreland reached second by the 5th-lap, setting his sights on Spence. Spence's effort would come up short as he would come to a stop in turn-2, while leading, on lap-17 ending his night. Moreland would become the new race leader with David Williams in tow. Moreland, however, had the superior car and would lead the final 18 caution-free laps to post the win. "That really sucks for JT." Moreland stated in Potomac's victory lane. "He's (Spence) had some really tough luck here this season, but these wins are so hard to come by, we'll take them any way we can get them." Changes made to his winning Rocket no.24 after qualifying aided in Moreland's winning run. "We changed a few things after the heat race and this thing was awesome." Said Moreland. "We were really good on the bottom and I don't know if I was going to catch JT or not,

but I have to thank my mom and dad and especially Joey Pingleton, I couldn't do this without them." With his runner-up performance David Williams claimed his 5th Potomac track title in the past 6-season's. "We didn't have a car to win tonight but we were good enough to run 2nd and bring home the championship." Williams stated. "This was a team effort and I want to thank Pete Cameron, Roland Mann and everyone who helps with this car because we set a goal for the title this season and I'm glad I was able to do for all of them." Stevie Long was third, Jamie Lathroum fourth with Dale Hollidge rounding-out the top-five. Defending Virginia Motor Speedway Late Model champion Scott Adams scored his 1st-career Potomac feature win in the 20-lap Limited Late Model headliner. Adams started on the pole and would lead every lap to score the win. With his second place feature effort, Kyle Lear was crowned the 2013 track champion. Derrick Quade was third, Daryl Hills fourth with Tyler Emory completing the top-five. Darren Alvey capped-off his stellar 2013 season with his 7th win of the season in the 16-lap Street Stock feature and his 1st-career Potomac championship in the process. Alvey, who started 2nd, lead all 16-laps to score the win over Mike Franklin. Chuck Bowie was third, Troy Kassiris fourth with Mike Raleigh filling the front-five. Sam Archer scored his division-lead-

ing 5th feature win of the season in the 15lap Hobby Stock main. Archer shot from his 2nd-starting spot to lead all 15-laps to score the win. Billy Crouse was second, Greg Morgan was third, Matt Tarbox took fourth with Ed Pope Jr. rounding-out the top-five. With his 4th place run, Matt Tarbox was crowned 2013 track champion. Billy Hill drove to his 3rd feature win of the season in the 15-lap U-Car feature. Hill took the race lead from Mark Pollard on lap-4 and would cruise to the win. With her second-place finish, rookie Erica Bailey made Potomac history, as she became the first female in speedway history to win a track championship. Mark Pollard was third, Mikey Latham fourth with Sam Raley completing the top-five. Ed Pope Sr. won for the 2nd time this season in the nightcap 15-lap Strictly Stock feature. Pope blasted into the race lead on lap-one, and would go on to lead the distance over race runner-up and 2013 track champion Ray Bucci. Buddy Dunagan was third, JJ Silvious took fourth with Paul Jones rounding-out the top-five.

Late Model feature finish

1. Kenny Moreland 2. David Williams 3. Stevie Long 4. Jamie Lathroum 5. Dale Hollidge 6. Deane Guy 7. Ryan Hackett 8. Travis Laroque 9. JT Spence

Limited Late Model feature finish

1. Scott Adams 2. Kyle Lear 3. Derrick Quade 4. Daryl Hills 5. Tyler Emory

6. John Imler 7. Dave Adams 8. James Carte 9. Brandon Long 10 Jimmy Jesmer Jr.

Street Stock feature finish

1. Darren Alvey 2. Mike Franklin 3. Chuck Bowie 4. Troy Kassiris 5. Mike Raleigh 6. Johnny Oliver 7. Marty Hanbury 8. Chris Maxey 9. Barry Williams 10. Kyle Nelson 11. Dale Reamy

Hobby Stock feature finish

1. Sam Archer 2. Billy Crouse 3. Greg Morgan 4. Matt Tarbox 5. Ed Pope Jr. 6. Brian Adkins 7. Phil Lange 8. Gage Perkins 9. Jonathon Raley 10. Jerry Deason 11. Kenny Sutphin 12. Race Alton 13. Kevin Murphy 14. Tommy Randall 15. Barry Lear 16. Jamie Sutphin 17. Ryan Clement

U-Car feature finish

1. Billy Hill 2. Erica Bailey 3. Mark Pollard 4. Mikey Latham 5. Sam Raley 6. Ryan Clement 7. DJ Powell 8. Kevin Pollard 9. Cori French 10. John Molseberry 11. Megan Mann 12. Speed Alton

Strictly Stock feature finish

1. Ed Pope Sr. 2. Ray Bucci 3. Buddy Dunagan 4. JJ Silvious 5. Paul Jones 6. John Hardesty 7. Justin Meador 8. Jimmy Suite 9. Nabil Guffey 10. Kenny Guy 11. Johnny Hardesty 12. Joe Meador


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Score Two for the Ladies By Doug Watson Contributing Writer Often overshadowed but never outdone by their larger counterparts, The U-Car class at Winchester and Potomac speedway's, both were strong this season and produced two surprise track champions. At Md.'s Potomac speedway on Friday night class rookie Erica Bailey shocked the Potomac faithful as she out-pointed Mark Pollard to become the first-ever female racer in track history to win a driving championship. Following Bailey's lead, Brenda Alexander did the same Saturday at Winchester, as she also would out-point Mark Pollard to become the first-ever female driver to win a track championship at the popular Virginia oval. Entering Friday's program at Potomac Bailey, a one-time class winner this season, had to finish in front of Pollard to secure the crown. Bailey lined-up 4th for the start of the division's 15-lap main and as Billy Hill went on to score his 3rd win of the season, Bailey raced her way to 2nd in the feature with Pollard finishing 3rd, to secure the championship. "This is awesome!!" Bailey stated afterward. "I was just hoping to win a race this season and to win the championship in our first season, there's so many people to thank, I just don't know what to say." Alexander's drive to the Winchester title was a little less anti-climatic as she had to finish 18th or better to secure the crown. With 18 cars signing into the pit area on Saturday Alexander, a 2-time class winner in 2013, only had to start

the feature. Lining-up 3rd for the division's 15-lapper, Alexander would steer her no.15 to fourth at the checkered, more than enough to gain the championship. "I was praying all week." Alexander stated as a throng of family and friends joined her celebration. "I've been racing in this class for 5-years and to win a championship at a track that has meant so much to my family over the years, I couldn't be more proud." Keeping it in the family, Alexander joins her father Buddy Armel (7-time Winchester Late Model Champion) and her brother Tommy Armel (2009 Winchester Late Model champion) as a track champion in her home state. Weekend NotesThe Late Model car count at Potomac on Friday was a season-low as only 9-cars entered the program....Darren Alvey romped to his division-leading 7th Street Stock feature win of the season Friday at Potomac aboard his ARC Race Cars no.30 and would claim his firstcareer track title in the process....Matt Tarbox, who came into Friday's event at Potomac 40-points behind Jamie Sutphin for the 2013 Hobby Stock title, did the improbable. Tarbox would win his heat race and then drive his no.66X to 4th in the feature after starting 6th, giving him enough points to secure his career-first Potomac championship. Sutphin watched his title hopes evaporate as a faulty water-pump belt sent him to the pits early in the divisions 15-lap feature with a disappointing 17th place feature finish...James Myers was impressive Saturday at Winchester as he lead 18-laps of the Limited

Recreation and Parks to Hold 2013 Columbus Classic Dodgeball Tournament The 2013 Columbus Classic will provide Southern Maryland with a day of maximum social enjoyment through the alternative sport of dodgeball. Dodgeball requires minimal equipment, set up and playing experience. Teamwork and strategy are more valuable factors than athletic skill and individual competitiveness. Experience is countered by enthusiasm. Dodgeball is now safe and more enjoyable with rubber coated foam balls, safety conscious rules, and a festive tournament atmosphere. Anyone can play! Teams will receive gift bags. Individual awards will also be given for special achievements. The tournament will be played in a round robin format on Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check in time is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The deadline to register for the tournament is Friday, September 27. The cost is $150 per team (6-10 players). The tournament will take place

inside the Leonard Hall Recreation Center, 23145 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. Tournament Specifics: • Adult & High School Divisions - 18 years and up – Adult Division - 9th – 12th grades – High School Division - Minors must have parental permission - Minimum 6 teams; maximum 9 teams • Round Robin Tournament - Each contestant meets all other contestants - Matches last approximately 15 minutes (Best of 3 games) For more infor mation, registration forms a n d rules, please visit or contact Kyle Kebaugh at 301-4754200 ext. 1803 or

Sports late Model feature before settling for 3rd aboard his Rocket no.75...Equally impressive was rookie Kyle Martin. Steering a former Tanner Kerr owned Rocket, Martin was making his 1st Winchester LLM start of the season and would finish 5th in the divisions 25-lap feature after starting 6th. Martin has quite a coach in his corner, as long-time racing veteran Craig Wagaman, has been helping Martin acclimate to the faster class after a career in the Pennsylvania Thundercar class...Brad Ritter saw his bid for a second-straight Winchester LLM title fall by the wayside early in the division's feature as a vibration with his Paddock racing no.44P sent the car to the pit area, leaving Ritter with a 22nd place feature finish...After falling short in 2012, Jonathon DeHaven would wrap-up the 2013 LLM championship at Winchester with a solid 7th place feature effort with his Swartz race cars no.13D after starting 12th. The title would be DeHaven's 2nd of 2013 as he claimed the tracks Crate Late Model title as well...After finishing 2nd in his first Winchester LLM start of the season a few weeks back, Andy Anderson steered his Dougie Timmons owned Rocket no.1, to his first Winchester feature win of the season and his 6th overall feature triumph of 2013.... With his familiar ARC Race Cars no.0 on the sidelines with engine issues, David Kaiser hopped into Brian Luttrell's ARC no.34 for the 2nd Winchester Pure Stock

event in a row. Kaiser responded well as he would drive the unfamiliar mount to 7th in the divisions feature, which would also give him the track title in the process after 10 years of trying...Kyle Lear became a first-time Potomac speedway Limited late Model champion as he would out-point 2007 champion Derrick Quade by just 19-points with his 2nd place feature finish on Friday. Lear was not as fortunate Saturday at Winchester as he could only produce a 14th place feature finish after starting 16th with his MD1 Race cars no.151... 9-time Winchester Pure Stock winner Mike Corbin came just 37-points shy of his 3rd-career Winchester championship as he drove his Ernie Davis owned ARC Race Cars no.25 to 3rd in Saturday's main after starting 12th...After a season of misery Michael Carter won his heat race and then finished 2nd in the Pure Stock feature Saturday at Winchester, for his most productive night of the season...2013 Potomac Crate Late Model champion John Imler raced his way to a solid 5th in Friday's Limited late Model feature after starting 6th...Potomac Limited Late Model winner Scott Adams, the defending Virginia Motor Speedway Late Model champion, win on Friday was his first-ever feature win in the state of Maryland. Adams car owner, Sommey Lacey is a 35-time career LLM feature winner and 2001 track champion at Potomac.

St. Mary’s  County  Residents and Farmers Get Rid of Your Old Scrap Tires Now FREE OF CHARGE!

Up to 10 Tires Per Vehicle – One Visit Per Resident & Vehicle Commercial Vehicles & Business Tires Prohibited Drop them off on September 14th Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at the

St. Andrews Landfill on Rt. 4 For more information contact: St. Mary’s  County  DPW&T  - 301-863-8400 x 3550 Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day is sponsored by the Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Environmental Service.

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“Legends at Budds Creek” Nostalgia Event at MIR This Friday night, September 13th, 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 X275 Drag Radial heads-up class. 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. This Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15th, experience the thrill of a Nostalgic step back in time, at the 4th annual Legends at Budds. This event features all Nostalgia Drag Racing, Custom Car Show, Street Rod Cruise-In, Swap Meet, Celebrity Appearances and more. This event has been requested more than any other event by racers and fans. This event is open to 25 year old or older vehicles only and no rear engine

dragsters permitted. On Saturday witness the Nostalgia Super Stocks of the 422 All Stars, the Wild Bunch 2, Celebrity appearances by Johnny Rocca, Bunny Burkett, Dick Estevez, and more. Take in the awesome Power Wheelstand Contest and you’re the judge, The Craig Hennige Tribute car Show with an expanded all asphalt show area and drive ups still welcome, oldies music, 60’s style match racing, 4 bracket classes and the inductions to the MIR Hall Of Fame. This will be a memorable experience for both young and old. Gates will open on Saturday at 8am and racing starts at 10am and exhibition rounds will be at 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm. On Sunday gates will open at 8am, racing starts at 9am, pro exhibition rounds start at 12noon and ET eliminations start at 11am. Admission is $20 per day or a 2-Day pass is $35. Children 6-11 are only $5 per day. For more detailed information on these events call the 24-Hour Dragline Hotline at 301-884-RACE or visit us at

Moreland Caps Perfect Weekend With Saturday Winchester Score Track Champions Decided on Final Point Night By Doug Watson Contributing Writer Waldorf Md.'s Kenny Moreland scored his first Late Model feature win of the season in last Saturday nights 35-lap "Denny Bonebrake Tribute" at Winchester speedway. The win for Moreland, worth $3000, was his second win of the weekend as he was triumphant for the third time in 2013 Friday night at Maryland's Potomac Speedway. Gary Stuhler and 2013 Winchester track champion Trever Feathers shared the frontrow for the start of the event with Stuhler gaining the race lead as the field raced into turn-one. Stuhler's lead would only last for 1-lap as Feathers slid into the top-spot on lap-2 and set sail. Meanwhile, 4th-starting Kenny Moreland had reached 2nd on the 9thlap, and set his sights on Feathers. Moreland would then snare the race lead from Feathers on lap-14 and run-off and hide to become the tracks 9th-different Late Model winner in the non-stop 35-lap feature. "I could get used to winning twice in one weekend." Moreland stated during his post-race interview. "That was a lot of fun racing with Trever out there tonight and I could see his car was getting a little loose and I knew my shot to get him would be on the bottom and we were able to get it done." A well balanced race car was key to Moreland's winning drive. "This car was flawless tonight." Moreland emphasized. "After the heat race we tweaked on it just a little bit, and come feature time I could move all over the track, this car was just about perfect." Feathers settled for second, Stuhler was third, CS Fitzgerald came home fourth with Ronnie DeHaven Jr. rounding-

out the top-five. Moreland set fast time in time trials over the 22-car field with a 1-lap time of 15.097. Heats went to Stuhler, Feathers and Fitzgerald. Andy Anderson scored his first Winchester feature win of the season in the 2nd annual "Greg Kerr Memorial" 25-lap Limited Late Model event. Winchester native James Myers darted into the race lead from the pole and impressively lead the race for the first 18-laps. As Myers lead, 4th-starting Andy Anderson and 2013 Hagerstown champion Justin Weaver battled furiously, before Anderson caught Myers in lapped traffic on lap-19 to become the new race leader. Anderson would then go on to lead the distance to score the popular win and the $1000 payday that came with it. "This is a special race to win." Anderson stated in victory lane. "I've Known Tanner and the whole family for a lot of years and I'm glad to win this race for them." Weaver prevailed for second, Myers settled for third, Michael Walls was fourth with Kyle Martin, in his first Winchester start of the season, rounding out the top-five. Heats for the 25-cars entered went to Myers, Weaver and Walls. With his 7th place feature finish, Jonathon DeHaven was crowned the 2013 track champion. Craig Parrill won for the 2nd time this season in the 15-lap Pure Stock main. Terry Staton and Buddy Wilson battled early in the feature before they tangled on lap-10, handing the lead to Parrill, who was 3rd at the time. Parrill would lead the final 5-circuits to post the win over Michael Carter. 12thstarting Mike Corbin was third, Brandon Churchey took fourth with Kevin Koontz completing the top-five. With his 7th place

feature effort, David Kaiser claimed his 1stcareer Winchester title. Heats went to Staton and Carter. Mark Pollard became a 4-time Winchester winner with his victory in the 15-lap U-Car feature. Pollard took the race lead from Justin Katz on lap-8 and would then cruise to the win. Katz hung tough for second, Jason Wilkins was third, Brenda Alexander took fourth with Mark Pollard Jr. filling the front-five. With her 4th-place feature finish, Brenda Alexander became the first female driver in Winchester history to claim a track championship. Heats went to Wilkins and Katz. In the nightcap 15-lap Four-Cylinder feature Richard Gwizdale scored his 2nd feature win of the season. Cody Kershner lead for 14-laps with Gwizdale squeaking out the win as the duo came off the 4th-turn for the checkered flag. Ed Gageby, the 2013 track champion came home third, Justin Hottle was fourth with Roger Whitlock completing the top-five. Gagbey was the heat winner. Late Model feature finish 1. Kenny Moreland 2. Trever Feathers 3. Gary Stuhler 4. CS Fitzgerald 5. Ronnie DeHaven Jr. 6. JT Spence 7. Allan Brannon 8. Kyle Hardy 9. DJ Myers 10. Roy Deese Jr. 11. Keith Jackson 12. Tommy Armel 13. Tanner Kerr 14. Joe Leavell 15. Jason Miller 16. Brad Omps 17. Greg Elrod 18. Steve Gibney 19. Denny Bonebrake 20. David Pettyjohn 21. Tyler Castle 22. Walter Nichols Limited Late Model feature finish 1. Andy Anderson 2. Justin Weaver 3. James

Myers 4. Michael Walls 5. Kyle Martin 6. Billy Beachler 7. Jonathon DeHaven 8. Kris Eaton 9. Scott Palmer 10. Walter Crouch 11. Rodney Walls 12. Travis Stickley 13. Robbie Emory 14. Kyle Lear 15. Mitch Miller 16. Jacob Burdette 17. Keith Walls 18. Kevin Deremer 19. Jason Smith 20. Bubby Tharp Jr. 21. Jimmy Richards 22. Brad Ritter 23. James Carte 24. James Lichliter (DNS) 25. Richard Hawkins (DNS) Pure Stock feature finish 1. Craig Parrill 2. Michael Carter 3. Mike Corbin 4. Brandon Churchey 5. Kevin Koontz 6. Mike Franklin 7. David Kaiser 8. Keith Koontz 9. Dickie Tharp 10. Josh Wilkins 11. Tony Catlett 12. Brian Wallace 13. Buddy Wilson 14. Terry Staton 15. Reese Alley U-Car feature finish 1. Mark Pollard 2. Justin Katz 3. Jason Wilkins 4. Brenda Alexander 5. Mark Pollard Jr. 6. Steve Fadeley 7. Allen Jones 8. Kevin Oates 9. Jacob Lewis 10. Gene Wilson 11. Jeff Wilkins 12. Austin Nichols 13. Randy Wilkins 14. Michael Pfaff 15. Billy Smith 16. Kevin Pollard 17. Brian Lederhouse 18. Larry Lamb Four-Cylinder feature finish 1. Richard Gwizdale 2. Cody Kershner 3. Ed Gageby 4. Justin Hottle 5. Roger Whitlock 6. Jeff Koller 7. Darren Pingley 8. Jesse Boyce 9. Ethan Ours 10. Larry Frame 11. Ryan Laye


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CHS Freshmen Lose But Show Potential Michele Stratton Contributing Writer Opening the season with a 20-0 loss wasn’t how the Chopticon High School Braves Freshmen expected things to go. Unfortunately, the Cougars of Thomas Stone High School brought their A-game right from kick-off Saturday morning and never let up. Lacking a strong defense and giving up a huge punt return are hard to overcome for any team. The Braves offense started turning things around in the second half but turn-overs cost them some good scoring opportunities. Things really started clicking for the Braves defense in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately it was too late to overcome the bite of the Cougars. “It wasn’t the result we’d hoped for. We will hopefully be making some changes on special teams and try to eliminate the mental mistakes,” said first year Freshmen Head Coach Nick Kamp. “I definitely think we have the players to have a great season, as long as they start showing their full potential in practice.” Coach Kamp noted offensive and defensive player Luke Dalton as one to watch. He also likes what he’s seeing from the entire offensive line. Chopticon Football Head Coach Anthony Lisanti was on the sidelines watching his team’s future. “They have a lot of fundamentals to work on, but they are freshmen so it’s expected.” He, too, noted the improvement during the second half. Coach Kamp’s assistant coach for Freshmen is Dave Barnes, a second year coach at Chopticon. The JV went on to beat Thomas Stone 28-8 while the Varsity recorded a 28-14 loss to the Cougars.

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In Our Community A joint installation of officers for the administrative year 2013-2014 was held recently by Ridge 255 American Legion Post, Auxiliary Unit and Sons of the American Legion Squadron. The Post Officers are Commander Duncan “Skip” Disharoon, Vice Commander John Matthews, Adjutant Marie Carroll, Chaplain George “Sonny” Baroniak, Finance Officer Jim Yeatman and Sgt. at Arms Terry Morton. Commander Disharoon presented the Legionnaire of the Year award to Francis Smith for his outstanding service to the Post and his willingness to help with their many projects. The Commander also presented the NonLegionnaire of the Year award to Mike Stone for his outstanding assistance to the Post, especially with the dinners and the Turkey Shoots. Dwayne Sullivan was installed as the Commander of the Sons of the

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Ridge Post, Unit, SAL Hold Installation

American Legion (SAL) Squadron 255. The rest of the officers are Vice Commander Mike Laigle, Chaplain Wayne Willey, Finance Officer Tim McElfresh and Sgt. at Arms Joseph Smith. The Unit Officers for this upcoming year are President Ethel McKay, Vice President Bobbie Bell-Ocfemia, Secretary Audrey Pratt, Treasurer Flora Norris, Chaplain Wendy Morton, Historian Laura McKay and Sgt. at Arms Rhoda Hall. Persons interested in joining the American Legion, Auxiliary or SAL can come to the Post Home on Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) to check their eligibility and/or join the legion family. Post and Unit meetings are held the first Thursday of the month. Post meets at 6:30 an the Unit meets at 7:30 p.m. The SAL meet the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Dwayne Sullivan, SAL Commander, Ethel McKay, unit president, Skip Disharoon, post commander, stand together.

Sponsor and Vendor Spaces Available for Aging and Human Services’ Annual Health Fair: The Way to Wellness Calling all companies and non-profits! A number of opportunities to participate in this year’s Department of Aging and Human Services Health Fair: The Way to Wellness remain. This year’s event takes place on Friday, October 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, in California, MD. Opportunities are available for vendors and sponsors. In recent years Health Fair attendance has increased. Last year over 700 visitors made their way through the Health Fair. Even more attendees are expected this year. A variety of comprehensive health screenings and wellness information will be provided to Health Fair attendees. Those interested in becoming a sponsor may do so by providing a monetary contribution or offering items as door prizes. All sponsors will be acknowledged in all available marketing literature if the sponsorship commitment is received by fax or mail before September 18. Sponsorship commitments received after that date will be accepted however recognition opportunities will be limited. For more information, contact Jennifer Hunt at 301-475-4200, ext. 1073.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

11th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley Plantation October 5 & 6 Noon to 6 p.m. both days Cheers to 11 years! Join us and Celebrate the Best of Maryland at the 2013 Riverside WineFest at Sotterley! For two days, guests will be able to enjoy award-winning wines from over 20 Maryland wineries, partake of delicious food from local vendors (We are excited to announce the addition of The Ruddy Duck Brewery, purchase your favorite pint from our favorite SOMD brewery!), shop in the artisan marketplace to find unique gifts, and have fun in the children’s activities area. In the historic Barn, visit artists from The Color & Light Society who will be creating, displaying, and selling their treasures. Make sure to stop by the So. MD So Good tent where you can watch entertaining and educational demonstrations ranging from cooking to wine pairing. Free Garden Tours, Mini-Tours of the 1703 Plantation House and Slave Cabin Tours will also be available to guests. WineFest has also become the place for great live music, and on Saturday afternoon Sotterley will welcome special guest Elise Testone, Season 11 American Idol finalist! Ms. Testone will join the rest of our talented line-up for the weekend, to include: The Pax Rats, Groove Span, Windfall, and Hydrafx. Saturday offers an added bonus, a live broadcast with T-Bone & Heather of Star 98.3 FM. Buy discounted tickets online through Saturday, Sept 28th! <> $20 – Advance ticket sales $25 - At gate $15 - Designated drivers; $5 - Children ages 6 – 20 Free - Children under six $18 - Sotterley Members (by 9/27, purchase by phone only) $2 – Parking fee

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In Our Community King Peggy to speak King Peggy will be sharing her amazing story at the Lexington Park Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. She is the author and subject of this year’s One Maryland One Book selection. This American secretary found herself appointed king of her ancestral village in Ghana and was faced with numerous challenges left by the last king. Book signing immediately follows the program. One Maryland One Book is the state-wide community read sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council.

Preschoolers will explore and learn about the five senses at Leonardtown branch on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. and at Charlotte Hall branch on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. Registration is required. These STEM programs are being presented by growingSTEMS.

College library card exchange Library cards for St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) and College of Southern Maryland (CSM) can be obtained at any branch until September 24.

Library celebrates Doctor Who’s anniversary The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who will be celebrated on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at Lexington Park library with Time Lord trivia, battling the Doctor’s alien enemies, making TARDIS, and more. Those attending can come dressed as their favorite Doctor, companion, or alien.

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. The class is free but registration is required. STEM programs offered for preschoolers Preschoolers, ages 3-5 years old, will use uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows to build towers at the Terrific Towers STEM program at Lexington Park branch on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

Workshop offered for homeschooled students Students who are being homeschooled and their parents will learn how to get the most from the library’s resources and services, meet the staff, and tour the library at a workshop at the Leonardtown branch on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.

Free computer classes offered for adults Basic computer classes are being offered this month at Leonardtown and Lexington Park libraries. Charlotte Hall branch will offer Introduction to Word on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m., Introduction to PowerPoint on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. and Introduction to Excel on Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. Lexington Park branch will offer Introduction to Word on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. Registration is required.

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James Michael “Jim” Krumke, 63, of Piney Point, Md., died Sunday, September 8, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, Md. Born July 12, 1950, he is the son of the late Karl Ernest Krumke, Jr. and Miriam Virginia Byers Krumke. Jim is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Virginia Beach, Va., where he earned his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning. He retired in May 2013 as a transportation engineer. He was actively involved in Alcoholics Anonymous, and spent much of his time helping others in recovery. He also enjoyed spending time on his boat fishing Jim is survived by his brother, Karl E. Krumke of Bowie, Texas; his girlfriend, Claudia Dunn of Piney Point, Md., and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Dale Frederick Snell, 74, of Hollywood, Md., died Sunday, September 8, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Washington D.C., on March 22, 1939, he was the son of the late Dale Frederick Snell, Sr. and Jeanette Crabbe. On September 14, 1963, he married his beloved wife, Aleida Vuyk Snell. He was employed by the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. until his retirement as an executive assistant with US Customs. He enjoyed travelling internationally and within the United States, particularly to San Diego, Calif., and the New England states. His hobbies included flower gardening, travelling, and observing nature. However, his greatest love was his family, especially the time he spent boating, fishing and crabbing with his grandchildren. He was a Trustee of Patuxent Presbyterian Church, past president and secretary of Hollywood Lions Club, and Volunteer Supporter of Young Life of St. Mary’s County. In addition to his wife, Dale is also survived by his children Bryan Snell (wife Amy) of Germantown, Md., and Sharon Nolan (husband Brendan) of Greenville, N.C.; his sister, Suzanne deBeers (husband Sandy) of Waupaca, WI; and his grandchildren, Ryan Snell, Jacob Snell, Austin Snell, Ashley Nolan, Troy Nolan. He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and Dr. Edwin Snell. Family will receive friends for Dale’s Life Celebration on Friday, September 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Jones on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11am at

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Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Young Life, Attention: Income Processing, P.O. Box 520, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 or Hollywood Lions Club, P.O. Box 233, Hollywood, MD 20636 or Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619. Serving as pallbearers will be Dick Blake, Jim Hodges, John Wenke, Joe Joseph, Mary Ann Yount, and Jeff Frantz. Honorary pallbearers are the members of Hollywood Lions Club. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

of Rockville, Md., Barbara Ellen McDonald of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Roselea Arnold of Mechanicsville, Md., and Melody Jane Jackson of Lexington Park, Md. Gayle was preceded in death by a son; David Wayne Edens. Gayle graduated from Sherwood High School, she was a Hotel Clerk for the Charlotte Hall Motel, she retired in 2009. Gayle enjoyed playing bingo and genealogy. She was in the process of writing a book on genealogy for the Thompson’s and Graves families. A Memorial Mass was held on September 12, at 11 a.m., in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bushwood, Md. Interment will be private. Arrangements provided by the MattingleyGardiner Funeral home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Maxine Bernadette Somerville, 53

Eva Elizabeth Johnson, 88 of Mechanicsville, Md., passed away on September 6, in Leonardtown, Md. Born February 13, 1925 in Kulpmont, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert Diehl and Mabel Graves and Hamilton Buckler. Eva was the wife of the late Elmer A. Johnson whom she married on April 28, 1948 in Patuxent River, Md. She is survived by her children; Robert E. (Pat) Johnson, and Glenda C. (Larry) Hill both of Mechanicsville, Md. and Deborah J. (Glenn) Garner of  Hollywood, Md., grandchildren; Kimberly Johnson , Brady (Reggie) Berry both of Mechanicsville, Md., Matthew (Anna) Hill of Milton, DE, Lindsey (Jamie) Byroads of Elkridge, Md.,  Kyle (Jenn) Garner of Saxton, Pa., and Korey (Lauren) Garner of California, Md., great-grandchildren; Devin, Rylee, Kate, Ben, Madeline, Jasmine, Jerzie, Lyric, London, Jax, and Jace, also survived by her devoted caregiver Jackie Persaud. In addition to her parents and husband Eva was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Sheri Johnson, and brother, Edward Diehl. Mrs. Johnson graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1943. She was a Supply Clerk for NAS. Patuxent River, Md. for 30 years, retiring in 1985.  Eva enjoyed camping with family and friends, going to church, church functions, and loved music and especially county, but her biggest love was her family and having them surround her. The family received friends on Monday, September 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. with prayers recited at 7 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.  A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, September 10, at 10:30 a.m., in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mechanicsville, Md., with Pastor Ann Strickler officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were; Matthew Hill, Kyle Garner, Korey Garner, Reggie Berry, James Byroads, and David Diehl. Honorary Pallbearers; Kimberly Johnson, Brady Berry, and Lindsey Byroads.  Memorial contributions may be to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and/or Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Maxine Bernadette Somerville, 53 of Lexington Park, Md., entered into eternal rest on September 8. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m., on Friday, September 13, at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 23080 Maddox Road, Bushwood, MD. Interment at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery.

Martha Teresa Ellis, 81 Martha Teresa Ellis, 81, of Avenue, Md., passed away on September 4, in Avenue, Md. Born on August 12, 1932 in Mechanicsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Virginia Lena Hill Lacey. Martha was the loving wife of the late James Willard Ellis, Sr. whom passed away in 1986. She is survived by her children: Eleanor Teresa Norris (Merle), and Betty Ann Bowles (Jim) both of Leonardtown, Md., Rose Marie Lyon (Billy) of Mechanicsville, Md., James Willard Ellis, Jr. (Jackie) of Valley Lee, Md., Brenda Lee Russell of Ridge, Md., William Luke Ellis of Hollywood, Md., Mary Linda Trossbach (Bradley) of La Plata, Md., 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings; Ruth Norris, Alice Dunbar, Thelma Futural, Robert Lacey, Palmer Lacey and Francis Lacey. Martha was preceded in death by her siblings; Hazel Thomas, Marie Lucas, Mary Margaret Miedzinski, James Lacey, Lawrence Lacey, Richard Lacey, Leonard Lacey, grandson Houston Danny Russell, and great grandson John Francis Ryce, III. Martha was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and was a House keeper for Private homes. The family received friends on Friday, September 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with prayers recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, September 7, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, Md., with Father Michael Tietjen officiating and Father William Gurnee con celebrating. Interment followed in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Md. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650 and or the Seventh District Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 7 Avenue, MD 20609.

Elizabeth Edens, 62 Elizabeth “Gayle” Edens, 62 of Leonardtown, Md., passed away on September 4, at her residence. Born February 9, 1951 in Washington, D.C., she is the daughter of John Dunlap Freeman and Minnia Marie Graves Freeman of Leonardtown, Md. She was the wife of the late Lowell Daniel Edens, Sr. whom she married August 26, 1967 in Spencerville, Md., son; Lowell Daniel Edens, Jr. of Glen Burnie, Md., siblings; Karen Marie Cook of Belair, Md., Ann Hilderbrand

Eva Elizabeth Johnson, 88

Beulah M. Anderson, 88 Beulah M. Anderson, 88 of California, Md. died on Saturday, August 31, at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, Md. Born October 9, 1924 in Lockport, LA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Rodrigue and Sidonia Theriot. Beulah worked as a World War II welder on Liberty ships, followed by employment as a secretary for the Federal Government. Prior to her government employment, she volunteered in the USO. In 1949, she married her beloved husband Francis Anderson, and they were subsequently married for 65 years. Beulah enjoyed camping with her husband and children, especially taking trips to their land in Fredricksburg, Va. She co-organized family reunions every three years with her six sisters, which was the source of many memories. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her children, Crystal Lennon of Califor-


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Joseph Taylor Brown, 69 Joseph Taylor Brown, 69 of Tall Timbers, Md. died August 30, at his residence. Born February 26, 1944 in Urbanna, Va., he was the son of the late Frank Hansel Brown and Mary (Taylor) Brown. Joseph served his apprenticeship in Printing at the Richmond-Times Dispatch in Richmond, Va. He then went to work for the Washington Post Newspaper in DC and retired in 2000. He was a proud member of the International Typographical Union. Joseph’s hobby since high school was carpentry and he was one of the finest. After retiring, he built a beautiful new home. This being the fourth home he had built. After the home was completed, he worked with Mike Momaugh (Paragon Properties) as a carpenter. Joseph was a talented, intelligent man, but also very humble. He never said a bad word about anybody and everyone that knew him loved him. He was generous, considerate and kind, and always willing to help someone. He loved his family, and enjoyed traveling, fishing and crabbing. Joseph left behind many friends and family who loved him and enjoyed his company. He was a special man, one of the good guys, and his absence will be felt by many. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Dolores “Dee” Brown; his children, Joseph, Tracy, Michael and Michelle; nine grandchildren; a sister, Jane Birchard; a brother, Howard “Thames” Brown and his wife Mary Ellen; and brother-in-law, George Wrightson. Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Frank “Hansel” Brown, Jr. and his sister, Mildred Wrightson. Memorial services by Pastor Ed Inabinet will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, at the Middlesex Memorial Cemetery in Urbanna, Va. A luncheon will follow at the Methodist Church in Urbanna, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Theresa Sophia Guy, 89 Theresa Sophia Guy, 89 of Loveville, Md., died September 1, at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s, Callaway, Md.

Born August 8, 1924 in Loveville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Frank

Madel and Theresa (Brenner) Madel. On August 9, 1942 Theresa married James Warren “Shine” Guy in St. Joseph’s Church in Morganza, Md. After her husband’s honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945, Theresa and her husband operated the Claude Guy Store in Clements, Md., until 1955. They then operated the New Market Self Service Store until 1970 and the Guy Brothers Store until 1975. After the sale of the Guy Brothers Store, Theresa worked for Wonder Bread in Waldorf, Md. from 1975 until her retirement in 1985. Theresa is survived by her children, Cindy Purdy (Don) of Hughesville, Md., Terry Guy of Arlington, Va., Bonnie Anglemyer (Jim) of Fulton, Md. and Jeannie Johnson (Larry) of Mechanicsville, Md.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren, In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, James W. “Shine” Guy. Theresa was also preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. Family received friends for Theresa’s Life Celebration on Sunday, September 8, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited at 3 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Keith Woods on Monday, September 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Anglemyer, Larry Buckler, Gary Lyon, Jeff Pilkerton, Jackie Lyon and Shelly Broderick. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, or St. Mary’s Hospital, P.O. Box 527, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or St. Joseph’s Church, P.O. Box 175, Morganza, MD 20660. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Joseph Eugene Jenkins, 78 Joseph Eugene Jenkins, 78 of Hollywood, Md., died August 31, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. On December 23, 1954, Joseph married his beloved wife, Barbara Ann Whiston. Together they celebrated 58 wonderful years of marriage. He was employed as a carpenter for over forty years by the Carpenters Union #1590. He also took on many building projects, including building two sheds. He expertly refinished furniture to its natural appearance. One of his favorite hobbies was racing pigeons. He also enjoyed gardening; flower, vegetable and trees. He could grow anything. However, his greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Hillside Racing Pigeon Club and Southern Maryland Racing Club. In addition to his loving wife, Joseph is survived by his children, Susan Keith (Robert) of Altoona, Pa., Linda Pielmeier (Andrew) of Altoona, Pa., Joseph Jenkins, Jr. (Lisa) of River Side, Calif., and John Jenkins (Carol) of King George, Va.; his brother, Richard Jenkins of Waldorf, Md.; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, David Jenkins; his brothers, John “Jack” Jenkins, Ralph Jenkins, James Jenkins, Donald Jenkins, William Jenkins and Thomas Jenkins; and his sister, Clara Porter. Family received friends for Joseph’s Life Celebration on Thursday, September 5, from 5 until 8 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Friday, September 6, at 11 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Md. Condolences to the family may be made at


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L.Daniel Burch, 77 L.Daniel Burch 77 of Helen, Md. died August 29, at the Hospice House, Callaway, Md. Born August 25, 1936 in Helen, Md. He was the son of the late Lewis Franklin and Mary Leona Morgan Burch. Daniel was married to Rose Regina Morris Burch on December 28, 1957 at Holy Angels Church in Avenue. She preceded him in death on December 31, 1997. He is survived by his children:  Janet Deniston (Vance) of Mechanicsville, Danny Jr. (Barbara) of Prince  Frederick, Patty Beall (Brian) of Mechanicsville, Steven (Cathy) of Avenue and  Karen Quade of Colonial Beach Va.  He has 13 grandchildren: John and Michael Montgomery, Kevin, Shelly, Paul, Scott, Josh, Jennifer Burch, Kristen Holt, Joey Quade, Lindsey  and Catlin Burch and Jessica Quade.  He has 14 great grand children. He is also survived by his siblings: Brother, Norman Burch of Mechanicsville, Sisters: Mary Kay White of Mechanicsville and Louise Quade of Chaptico, Sister In law Patsy Insley of Hollywood. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his infant daughter Rose Marie  Burch,  Infant Twin Grandsons, and  his Brothers Joseph Franklin and Robert Eugene Burch.    Daniel, was a lifelong resident of St Mary’s County.  He attended St. Joseph’s School and Margret Brent High School.  He was a member of The Maryland National Guard,  Md. Watermens Association and  Mechanicsville Moose 495. He was a farmer and a waterman. He enjoyed Nascar and Rusty Wallace was his favorite driver. He also enjoyed baseball and football and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play. But his favorite thing to do in his later years was to go dancing and singing at The Moose Lodge and St. Mary’s Landing. He became known as “Dancing Danny”.   He loved telling stories with his good buddies, Tink Farrell, Eddie Faunce, and Sonny Guy. His grandchildren would listen and fall on the ground laughing at the tales. He loved to go hunting with his grandsons and his nephews,  then they would come back and tell big stories about their hunting experiences and laugh at the tales.  He loved to dance with his wife, then he taught each daughter and granddaughter how to waltz. No one will ever twirl us around the floor the way our Daddy did. You felt like the whole world was watching as you danced. A Memorial Gathering celebrating Daniel’s life will be held on Sunday November 3, from 1 to 5 p.m.  in the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge Mechanicsville, Md. In Lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to The Hospice House of St. Marys P.O Box 625 Leonardtown, MD  20650. 

Shirley Ann Jordan, 63 Shirley  Ann Jordan,  63, passed into eternal glory on Sunday, September 1. Shirley was born on December 3, 1949 in Piney Point, Md., to the late Emory Jordan and the late Katie Marie Briscoe. At a very young age, Shirley was raised by her grandmother, the late Katie Ann Gross-Briscoe. Upon both her grandmother’s passing and request, Shirley was then raised and was affectionately called “daughter” by her loving uncle and aunt, the late James and Mary Travers. Shirley was educated in the St. Mary’s County Public School system. Throughout her life, Shirley held several jobs which included United Cerebral Palsy, Pathways, Harry Lundenberg School of Seamanship, Tri-County Headstart, Solomons Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Nursing Home and the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Shirley’s most rewarding job in which she

took the greatest pride in was raising her children. Not only did Shirley take motherly pride in raising her children, but when the Lord placed it on her heart to do so, Shirley also unselfishly made herself available to every one of her grandchildren when the need and opportunity presented itself. Shirley was our “Big Mama”. Her past times were cooking ALL OF THE TIME, spending time and joking around with family, and watching the Washington Redskins football games with her brothers and sisters. She enjoyed watching Madea, the Young and the Restless, Perry Mason, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, Law & Order, Wrestling and all types of Westerns. But her most favorite thing to do was giving praise to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In ministry, one could easily find Shirley assisting in the culinary arts department and any other ministerial duties which her willing hands were called to touch even while standing on hurting legs, knees and swollen feet. But you can be rest assured that when Shirley got home from fulfilling her daily duties for any given day, it was little Jirah who would anoint Grandma Shirley’s feet, legs and knees while praying “Lord, please heal my Grandmama in Jesus’ name. Amen” followed by a mighty “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!!!” Grandmama Shirley was not ashamed to testify to anyone of how Jirah’s pure, heart-felt prayers would make her feel so much better.  As a young girl, Shirley was raised in St. Luke U.A.M.E Church in Piney Point, Md. under the spiritual leadership of Reverend Wallace and Dr. Reverend Rudy C. Brooks. Upon leaving St. Luke’s, Shirley became a member of St. Matthew’s Free Gospel Church of Christ.  She sat under the tutelage of the late Pastor Atwell Strong and First Lady Frances Strong as well as Bishop Daniel and First Lady Elsie Mae Jones. On July 10th, 1966, Shirley married Andrew A. Dyson, Sr. They were the parents of five children, Shirley (Cheryl) Estep of Lexington Park, Md; Deborah Dyson of Piney Point, Md; Andrew (Shane) Dyson, II of Valley Lee, Md; Kevin Dyson of Lexington Park, Md; and Hope Dyson of Lexington Park, Md. Upon ending their marriage, Shirley and Andrew remained friends. On June 17th, 1995, Shirley married Charles Webb, but later divorced. Up until the day of Shirley’s passing, both she and Charles remained friends as well. Of this union, no children were born, but all of Shirley’s children acknowledged Charles as their step-father. In addition to her children, Shirley leaves cherished memories to five younger sisters: Joann Nunley of Piney Point, Md; Geraldine Travers of Lexington Park, Md; Mary Virginia (Connell) Smith of Lexington Park, Md; Linda (Ray) Frost of Clinton, Md; Georgia-Jean (Larry) Kyler of Forestville, Md; six younger brothers: James (Tonetta) Travers of Fayetteville, N.C.; George (Diane) Edison of Lexington Park, Md; Vincent (Kathy) Edison of Tacoma, Wash.; Earl Jordan of Philadelphia, Pa.; Roosevelt Edison of Jacksonville, Fla.; and John Edison of Lexington Park, Md.; 17 grandchildren: LaToya, LaKea, Michael, Dewon, Dewayne, Candance, Little Andy, Dominique, Jasmine, Tatyana, Jirah, Darius, Desiree, Ebony, Little Kevin, Shantell, Marlo (Drevon), and Tylejah; 8 great-grandchildren:  Malik, Camille, Kieshana, Damein, Camar’Vea, Kaydance, Devin, and Lohgan;one godmother, Mauline Jordan; and one godson, Antonio Banks. In addition, Shirley had a special place in her heart for two special cousins, Theresa “Ann” Miles and Gerald Mosley.  Shirley also had a special place in her heart for Timothy and Thomas Bush whom she loved as her own sons, an “adoptive” granddaughter Michelle Fenwick and her sons Elijah and Tremaine; her best friend, Alice Benefield, and a host of beloved family members and friends. Shirley was preceded in death by two greatgrandchildren…Micah and Ariel, and two brothers Joseph and Irving Edison; and one sister Audrey Edison.

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Make Food, Not War

Culinary Commander By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer

Whether out in the field or home on leave, members of our Armed Forces always find a way to serve. Jake Wilkins is no exception. He recently created Culinary Commander, an online recipe book created from his past experiences. While home on leave for two weeks after being stationed in Afghanistan, Wilkins said that he “needed something to do”. He created Culinary Commander as a way to share recipes he has learned through traveling throughout his life, with the public. The idea for Culinary Commander came in late June and on July 8, the site was launched. “Cooking is my passion,” Wilkins said. After his time with the Army is over, in about seven months, Wilkins plans to open a restaurant serving fine dining in Southern Maryland. “An area that will keep me busy a lot” is Wilkins’ goal. He has some plans for it already and hopes to begin the process and have it opened within two years after coming home for good Wilkins said that he wants his restaurant to be different than most. “My goal,” he said, “is to change the menu every month, using local products.” Some of the recipes from his site will be a part of the menu, depending on the time of year. Culinary Commander also serves as an online store, selling different kitchen gadgets, cheaper than most stores would. With products ranging in prices from $7.99 to $229.99, Wilkins sells equipment from KitchenAid, Hamilton Beach, Black&Decker appliances and more. His aunt, Wilkins said, was the one who originally came up with the idea to sell products online. “Selling” he said, “helps fund the website and the future”. Culinary Commander competes with other distributer websites, trying to sell higher in kitchen appliances as lower prices. While he is saving up to open a restaurant in the future, every month, Wilkins still donates 5 to 10 percent of the proceeds from his site different military fundraising events or projects, such as the Wounded Warriors Project. He does this “for my buddies that got injured on my tour to Kandahar Afghanistan in 2012”. He feels as though donating is his way of giving back. As of right now, Wilkins has put up a variety of recipes on the Culinary Commander website including peanut butter cream pie, banana chocolate milkshakes, strawberry bread and grilled rib eye steaks with citrus-roasted Chile salsa. He also has a Facebook page which keeps his site up to date during renovations as well as posts special events, giveaways and contests. For more information visit, www., com or email

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St. Mary’s Department of Aging Programs and Activities Tai Chi For Arthritis Beginner Class Starting Up at Loffler Senior Activity Center

The Loffler Senior Activity Center will be holding beginner Tai Chi for Arthritis classes at 9 a.m. on Wednesday mornings from Oct.2 until Nov. 20 (8 sessions). Medical studies have shown that practicing this program reduces pain significantly, prevents falls and provides many other health benefits in a relatively short period of time. While there is no monetary cost for this class, commitment to attendance and practice at home is required for students. There are twenty slots available. To sign up for this class or for more information call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658.

Loffler Loves Zumba

Set the noon hour aside on Mondays and make your way over to the Weisman Room at the Loffler Senior Activity Center where the music is magic and the dancing’s fantastic. Our Zumba instructors will take you through the steps of this fun, upbeat style of fitness. Bring your fitness card. Don’t have one yet? Your first class is free! Then stop by the front office and purchase one for $30--good for 10 classes (not limited to Zumba -- the fitness card is good for all of the fitness classes at any of the three Senior Activity Centers.) For more information call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658.

There are still openings on the Day Trip to Thurmont for the Catoctin Colorfest

We have about ten seats left for the Oct. 13 trip to the Catoctin Colorfest. This trip will take you to 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 Garvey Senior Activity Center at 7 a.m. Return time will be approximately 8 p.m. Your spot is guaranteed when you have made full payment which can be made at any of the centers. For more information call Shellie Graziano at 301-7375670, ext. 1655 or by e-mail at

Northern Oktoberfest

On Monday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., get in the spirit of Oktoberfest by joining us for a party in the spirit of Oktoberfest at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Entertainment includes Charles County Show Troupe dancers and their special fun-spirited routines. There will be more German fun, music & memorabilia and German style-food including bratwurst and pretzels. Visit the outdoor patio ‘Biergarten’ for a fill-up or taste; those who bring in their own steins will receive a special token. Don’t forget to wear your Old World best and win a prize! Tickets are a suggested donation of $7 and available at the Northern Center’s front desk.

Senior Matters Discussion Group

On Sept. 17, at 10:45 a.m., the “Senior Matters” discussion group meets at the Northern Senior Activity Center and will provide insight into Independent/Assisted Living, Long-Term Care and Nursing Home Care. Structured like a small study or focus group, participants explore issues and concerns related to aging. The group 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. 301-475-4002 ext. 1001.

Cake Walk Game

Would you like to win fresh-baked desserts such as cake,

SENIOR LIVING brownies, cupcakes or cookies? If your answer is Yes!, come to the Northern Senior Activity Center on Friday, Sept. 20. at 1:30 p.m. The Northern Senior Activity Center Council will hold its first ‘Cake Walk’ and will be sponsoring them on an ongoing basis. No charge to participate. Come have some fun with this activity and hopefully you will be taking home one of the scrumptious prizes. Walk-ins are welcome. Please contact the Center for more information. 301-475-4002 ext. 1001.

Fire Prevention Presentation and Demonstration

On Friday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m., Jonathan and Theresa Palmer, MVFD Fire Prevention officers will be at the Northern Senior Activity Center to demonstrate how to use a fire extinguisher. Information will be provided beforehand on fire safety and how to avoid potential hazards. Walk-ins are welcome.

Port of Leonardtown Winery & Tasting

On Thursday, Sept. 26, from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., enjoy a delightful afternoon with lunch at Kevin’s Corner Kafe then enjoy a guided tour of the Port of Leonardtown Winery--a local winery unique to Maryland. Operated by the Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative, the tour will include the history of the winery and how the winery grew out of the decline of the tobacco industry in this area. Learn how grapes are grown, selected and processed to be made into wine and what foods pair best with what wine selections. See a demonstration showing the conversion of grapes into wine along with the wine barrel storage area. Taste six wines made at the winery and keep your souvenir wine glass. Bus departs from the Garvey Senior Activity Center. Call 301.475.4200, ext. 1063 for more information. Fee: $17.00 (includes bus transportation and wine tasting). Lunch is self-pay at Kevin’s Corner Kafe.

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 for the most up-to date information.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013


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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 oneminute 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 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 for “Miracle of Christmas” and May 1, 2014 for “Moses.” The cost per trip is $128. A deposit is due of $75 by Sept. 9 for “Miracle of Christmas” and Oct. 15 for “Moses.” For more information contact Pat Pinnell at 301-994-9327. • Lexington Park Library now open on Sundays Sunday hours have resumed at the Lexington Park library. The library is open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.  • Guest Artist at Craft Guild Shop Craft Guild Shop, 26005 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown Joan Tornell, of Port Republic, will be the guest artisan at the Craft Guild Shop. She specializes in using fossil shells, which come from the famous Calvert Cliffs of Southern Maryland, and driftwood to create her very unique and detailed Shell Collectibles. She is known for her oyster angels and is now introducing her oyster birds. Please stop by and see these original handmade pieces. The Craft Guild Shop is a co-op of diverse and dedicated local artisans and crafters and offers a wide variety of unique, handcrafted, traditional and contemporary items.  For information, call 301-997-1644 or visit our website at

Thursday, Sept. 12 • The Newtowne Players Present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, 8 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. Shows will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 6-15, at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments are available for purchase at the theatre. To pre-order a picnic dinner from Expressions of St. Mary’s, call 240237-8319 at least 48 hours in advance. 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 or visit www. . 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 301-737-5447 or emailing by Aug. 30. For more information about volunteer opportunities or other upcoming programs by The Newtowne Players, visit or • Love Fraud and How to Avoid it St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St, Mary’s City, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Geared towards young adults to include college students and Jr. and Sr. High school students. Donations of $5 are requested. Refreshments will be served as well as featuring step team and Drum Corp performances. Info available about Facebook, Internet traps and date stalking. For more information, contact 301-994-9580 or email leahshousefriend@msn. com. All proceeds to benefit the shelter and victims of abuse. • Gretchen Richie’s Jazz Cabaret presents ‘The Unforgettable Songs of Nat King Cole Café des Artistes, 6 to 9 p.m. The Gretchen Richie trio performs music made famous by the great Nat King Cole. No cover charge. Reservations  recommended. Call 301-997-0500.

Friday, Sept. 13 • Back to School, Baskets Bags and More Monsignor Harris Center, St. John’s School/ Parish Hall, 43900 St Johns Rd, Hollywood, 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 per person; includes one admission ticket, and one pack of cards for 20 games. Additional cards are $5 per pack. Kids must purchase an admission ticket and be accompanied by a paying adult. To reserve a spot contact 301-373-5871 or email The prizes to be won are genuine Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley purses, and Thirty-One bags; however, this fundraiser is not endorsed by the Longaberger. Vera Bradley, or Thirty-One Companies. Thanks for your support • 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Compass Pointe Golf Links, Pasadena Please join us for the 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction. This event is for everyone - from beginner to the experienced golfer. There will be a lot of great contests and prizes (Chick Fil-A Contests with great Chick Fil-A prizes, a Putting Contest with a $100 prize, a Hole in One Contest with a $5,000 prize and more). Everyone has a chance to win! Come out for a great day of golf for a great cause - to benefit people with disabilities in Maryland. Spaces fill up quickly, so please register early. • The Newtowne Players Present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, 8 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. Shows will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 6-15, at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments are available for purchase at the theatre. To pre-order a picnic dinner from Expressions of St. Mary’s, call 240237-8319 at least 48 hours in advance. 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 or visit www. . 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 301-737-5447 or emailing by Aug. 30. For more information about volunteer opportunities or other upcoming programs by The Newtowne Players, visit or • Baskets, Bags, & More Bingo Monsignor Harris Center , 6 p.m. St. John’s School in Hollywood will host a benefit. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $20, which includes a pack of cards for 20 games and a door prize ticket; additional cards will be available at $5 per pack. Children must purchase an admission ticket and be accompanied by a paying adult. The prizes will include filled Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley purses, and Thirty-one bags. There will also be a Chinese auction, silent auction, pull tabs, raffles, door prizes and a 50/50. Food will be available for sale as well. For more information or reservations e-mail Lindagreer@ or call Phyllis at 301-373-5871 • Love Fraud and How to Avoid it George Forrest Tech Center, Leonardtown, 6 to 8 p.m. Geared towards young adults to include college students and Jr. and Sr. High school students. Donations of $5 are requested. Refreshments will be served as well as featuring step team and Drum Corp performances. Info available about Facebook, Internet traps and date stalking. For more information, contact 301-994-9580 or email leahshousefriend@msn. com. All proceeds to benefit the shelter and victims of abuse.

Saturday, Sept. 14 • Craft and Vendor Fair 22855 Lawrence Rd, Avenue, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is looking for Vendors and Crafters to display their wares at a Craft & Vendor Fair. Reserve your table now. Tables are available for rent at a cost of $30 per table. If electric is needed it is at a first come first serve bases. Home Party Consultants (i.e. Longaberger, Avon, Tastefully Simple, etc.) will be limited to only one consultant each for the event. The spots will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis once payment has been received. • Spaghetti Dinner All-You-Can-Eat 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 5 to 7 p.m. Cost $10.00, children 6 – 12 - $5, and chil-

dren 5 & under are free • Roast Beef Dinner Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, Route 235, Hollywood, 4 to 7 p.m. The Hollywood volunteer rescue squad auxiliary is sponsoring a roast beef dinner at the rescue squad building. The menu will be roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, carrots and roll. Tea and coffee will be available. The cost is $14 dine-in or carry out. Dessert will be available. For more information, call 240-298-7956 or 301-373-3131 • The Newtowne Players Present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, 8 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. Shows will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 6-15, at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments are available for purchase at the theatre. To pre-order a picnic dinner from Expressions of St. Mary’s, call 240237-8319 at least 48 hours in advance. 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 or visit www. . 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 301-737-5447 or emailing by Aug. 30. For more information about volunteer opportunities or other upcoming programs by The Newtowne Players, visit or • Baby Steps, Walk for Life St. Mary’s Ryken H.S., 12 noon to 9 p.m. 5K Fun Run at 5 p.m. Glow Run for kids at 8 p.m. Christian music, face-painting, balloons throughout the day. For further details or to register online, go to www.friendsofcnpcsm. com Hosted by our non-profit group Care-Net Pregnancy Center of Southern MD • “King Peggy” to speak Lexington Park Library, 2 p.m. “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. 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,


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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.  • Love Fraud and How to Avoid it Patuxent Presbyterian Church, Rt. 4, California, 10 a.m. to 12 noon Leah’s House will host a catered brunch. Following Donna’s presentation, a panel of experts in the domestic violence response arena will respond to inquiries. Ticket donation, $20. • A Star Party Myrtle Point Park, 8:30 p.m. Join the Friends of Myrtle Point Park for a night with the stars brought to you by the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society. Discover some of the delights of the evening sky at one of your favorite places. This is one of the few times that the park is open for night visitation.  Contact or call 443-404-5549 for details. In the event of rain or stormy weather – the event will be cancelled. • Brown Bag Auction for Ridge VRS Knights of Columbus Hall, Ridge, 2 p.m. Doors open at 12p.m. Tickets $1 a piece, 6 for $5, 14 for $10, or an arms length for $20. We truly have Something for everyone! Prizes include: Walt Disney World Hopper passes, Southwest Airline Tickets, D.C. United, MIR, SOMD Blue Crabs and National Aquarium tickets, and a free night stay at Dover Downs too! Many gift certificates from Dyson Building Center, Gridiron Grill, Haircuts from Julie Alvey at Hair in the Square, and more. Products from thirty-one, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple, and Scentsy too. Food, Drinks, and Baked goods will be on sale.  Bring your address labels or name stamps to save time with your tickets!  It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping!  • Indoor Yard Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Center for Life Enrichment will be holding an indoor yard sale. Proceeds from table rentals benefit Individuals with Disabilities. These yard sales are held on the second Saturday of every month. For more information call Karen at 301-373-8100, ext. 826. Thank You. • Contra Dance Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, 7 p.m. A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller Ann Fallon, will be held. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Contra is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun and exercise! If you’ve ever danced a Virginia Reel or been to a Square Dance, you have a good idea how much fun it can be. If you haven’t, it’s about time you tried it! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 7 to get some instruction in the various dances. Admission is $8 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band members are free). No fancy or outlandish clothing is required! You need to be comfortable, to move freely. There will be an ice cream social following the dance. For more information and directions go to • Fall Follies Craft Show Leonardtown Square (Washington Street), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Craft Guild Shop will host the annual Fall Follies Craft Show.  Find unique handcrafted items of all kinds – jewelry, woodworking, hand sewn items, needle work, baskets, hand

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painted pieces, and more. If you would like to participate in the craft show, you can get more information by contacting Nancy Wiehe at   Fee to participate is $35 per space. Mark your calendars and plan to come out.

Sunday, Sept. 15 • “Grasspipers” Patuxent River Naval Air Station, 8 a.m. to 12 noon Leader: Kyle Rambeo (301-757-0005, This trip will visit some excellent grassland habitat on restricted access runways. Meet in the parking lot at NAS Gate #1. Pre-registration is mandatory. Participants must bring a photo ID and be US citizens. • Gretchen Richie’s Jazz Cabaret Inn at Brome Howard, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gretchen and pianist Randy Richie perform mellow tunes for Jazz Brunch at the elegant Inn at Brome Howard in Historic St. Mary’s City. The $15 charge includes brunch and entertainment. An optional additional $5 fee provides limitless access to the Mimosa, Bloody Mary and Peach Bellini bar. Seating is limited.  For reservations or more information call 240-237-8319. • Purses & Totes Bingo  Mechanicsville Fire House Social Hall , 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville 2 p.m. There will be a  game featuring Coach, Vera Bradley, Longaberger Sisters, and Thirty One. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and includes 20 regular games of Bingo. Additional regular game packs will be available for sale at $5 each.  Specials (Pack of 5) will be on sale for $5 each.  There will also be Food, Brown Bag Auction, Raffles, King Tutt for Coach Purses and Coach Items.  Plenty of Prizes and Surprises! Advanced Tickets can be purchased from Becky Wathen at 301-872-5671 or email Reserved seating for parties of 6 or more can be made with Barbara Sue Nelson at 301-769-2654.  Special drawings for those purchasing advanced

tickets and for the hostess reserving a table with the most paid admissions. Proceeds to benefit the LA~SMVFA candidates for LA~MSFA State Office.  No children permitted unless they have their own ticket and are accompanied by a paying adult. There will be only one item won per game.

loads of fun. Only $35 to join (paid out in cash to winners) First, second and third biggest losers (based body pound percentage lost) and “most inches lost” wins cash pot at the end. Not sure, come check it out- never too late to join.

Monday, Sept. 16

• Craig Symonds: The Civil War at Sea Historic Sotterley, Inc. P.O. Box 67 Hollywood, Md., 7:00 p.m. Acclaimed naval historian Craig L. Symonds presents a masterful history of the Civil War navies--both Union and Confederate--and places them within the broader context of the emerging industrial age. Illuminates a littlediscussed and greatly undervalued aspect of America’s national conflict. The Sotterley Speaker Series is sponsored by The Boeing Company Committed to community support and service, The Boeing Company has been dedicated to promoting education and the arts within the Southern Maryland community. This generous sponsorship allows our Speaker Series to be free of charge for the general public. Due to limited seating advanced reservations are requested. Please call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation today

• STEM programs offered for preschoolers St. Marys Public Library, Lexington Park, 10 a.m. Four STEM programs are being offered this fall for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5 years old. At the Terrific Towers program at Lexington Park branch. Preschoolers will use uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows to build towers.   Preschoolers will explore and learn about the five senses at Leonardtown branch on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. and at Charlotte Hall branch on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.  Registration is required for the STEM programs which are being presented by growingSTEMS. • Dyslexia Support Meeting Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 2341 Kingston Creek Road, California, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The next meeting of the Dyslexia Support Network of Southern Maryland is scheduled

Tuesday, Sept. 17 • Basics of grant seeking to be presented Lexington Park Library, 2 p.m. Lexington Park library will offer a class on the basics of grant seeking for nonprofit organizations. 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.   • Health Challenge Mechanicsville Nutrition, 6 p.m. 12 weeks of nutritional classes, personal coaching, metabolism test, meal plans, weigh ins, group support, samples, prizes, games and

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Thursday, Sept. 19 • Voices Reading Series St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 8:15 p.m. The English Department, along with the International Languages and Cultures Department, at St. Mary’s College kicks off its fall 2013 VOICES Reading Series in the college’s Daugherty-Palmer Commons. Author Carlos Parada Ayala, recipient of Washington, DC’s Commission on the Arts Larry Neal Poetry Award, will read from his works. Ayala is the author of the poetry book “La luz de la tormenta” and co-editor of the anthology “Al pie de la Casa Blanca: Poetas hispanos de Washington, DC.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Anderson

Vendor/Craft Sale Support GMHS Class of 2015 Cash & Carry Items will be available!!!

When: Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 Time: 8am – 4pm Where: Great Mills High Great Mills, MD

Find that special gif for everyone on your shopping list. Multiple Vendors and crafers all in one spot to make your shopping easier.

Reserve a table for $30 or two for $50 Yard Sale tables available as well No duplicate vendors and only one product line per table.

All Proceeds to benefit GMHS class of 2015; Donations will be accepted

Table Reservations: or 301-481-1431

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Entertainment Dog-Gone Race Days in Solomons


First Southern Maryland Blues Festival a Success By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Southern Maryland got a taste of the blues during the inaugural Southern Maryland Blues Festival at the Calvert County Fairgrounds Sept. 7 and 8. Chesapeake Bay Events, run by father-daughter duo Don Hooker of Dunkirk and Sarah Petska of Owings, conceived of and produced the event. All proceeds went to benefit End Hunger. Local jeweler Laura Howard decided to help the cause as well, donating half her profits from the weekend’s sales to End Hunger. Chesapeake Church Reverend Robert Hahn, End Hunger founder and CEO, said he was pleased when Chesapeake Bay Events offered to host the event. He said he was pleased with the outcome of the weekend.

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“I don’t think Calvert County has seen anything like this before,” he said. “There’s no more worthy cause than feeding the hungry,” she said. Maryland Senate President Mike Miller came out to support the cause. “To have a blues festival in Southern Maryland is unbelievable,” he said. The final count was over 1,000 people, according to End Hunger spokesperson Jackie Miller. They do not yet have a final number for the weekend’s proceeds.

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer The Humane Society of Calvert County is hosting its 11th Annual Pet 5K on Saturday, September 14. The event began as a fundraiser for the Humane Society in 2002 as a fun way for both people and dogs to be able to interact with each other. Kristy Harrocks Anderson came up with the idea and since then, the event has been a tradition to look forward to. The run is held at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Solomons, where it has been hosted since the beginning. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and is timed by the Chesapeake Bay Running Club. Spectators are welcome to attend. There are several award divisions for the race including several for children as well as overall top male & female, and top three in each male & female age group. The event is $30 for adults, $25 for children 6 to 12 and children 5 and under are free. T-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis for those who register for the race on the day of the event. The Annual Pet 5K will begin and end at 50 Alexander Lane. Registration begins at 7 a.m. All money raised will be used to benefit the Humane Society of Calvert County. Refreshments, dogrelated gifts and a parade of adoptable dogs will also be offered at the event. For more information, visit http://www.

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Brantley Gilbert Closes Out Community Concert Series

As a closing to the 2013 Community Concert Series, the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department was home to Brantley Gilbert, along with Drake Whit and Corey Smith, on Sunday, September 8. Brantley Gilbert’s music embraces more of the rock and roll side of country music, and his unique style brings him a wider range of fans. Gilbert was nominated for the Country Music Association award for new artist of the year in 2012 and won the American Country Music award for Top New Male Artist in 2013. While his debut album was released on an independent record label, that did not stop country music fans from embracing the “outlaw” side of country and recognizing him as something special. While this was Gilbert’s first time in Calvert County, the crowd made an impact on him and he left them with a promise of return.

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Thursday, September 12 • Mike Damron & Dylan Galvin of the Piranhas Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Friday, September 13 • Furlough Fridays Sotterley Plantation (44300 Ln  Hollywood) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


• 4 Friends Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m. • Bar Dogs Ruddy Duck (168110 Piney Point Rd, Piney Point) – 8 to 11 p.m

• GrooveSpan Greenbelt Blues Festival (113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt) – 7 p.m.

• Three Amigos Father andrew white school (22850 Washington Street, Leonardtown) 9 p.m.

Sunday, September 15

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Monday, September 16

• The Not So Modern Jazz Quartet The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach)

Tuesday, September 17

• GrooveSpan Duo Keepin’ It Local (25760 Colton Point Rd, Morganza) – 12 noon to 3 p.m. 


Ticket price $35 - (10 & Under) $15 - Includes Dinner Buffet, Beverage & Dessert

• NFL Specials Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood)- 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 14

• David Flood Morris Point Restaurant (38869 Morris Point Rd, Abell) – 5:30 p.m.


• Mark Scott Duo Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

• Team Trivia Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 7 p.m.

• R&R Train Dew Drop Inn (23966 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) - 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

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Join us in our Mission to offer direct financial assistance to families who face the monetary burdens associated with cancer.

• Dylan Galvin Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)

Wednesday, September 18 • Team Trivia Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) – 7 p.,.

Thursday, September 19 • GrooveSpan Duo Monterey’s Restaurant (11753 HG Trueman Rd, Lusby) – 6 to 9p.m.

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

John and his band have been gracing the stages of Southern Maryland for many years. They are accomplished artists and have worked with the best in Nashville. Chasing their dreams and blessing us all with their awesome music and giving spirit. It will be a show you won’t want to miss.

Jennalyn Yon will be performing with the John

Luskey Band. Her latest accomplishment is making it through to be a contestant on the TV show “THE VOICE”! Tune in and Vote her through!

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Saturday Sept 14th at 4 p.m.

Gun Auction

Sunday Sept 22nd at 1 p.m.

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2.8 secluded acres overlooking a pond. Hardwood floors. Fireplace in family room is great place to spend the holidays. The kitchen has many stainless upgrades and over looks the family room. Separate dining room and living room. Large master with a room that could be used for an office. Large detached 3 car garage/ shop w/ 800+ sq ft overhead storage. Hot tub and large back deck. Price: $439,000. Call 240-561-2144.

Real Estate Rentals Rambler for Rent in Mechanicsville: Freshly painted clean home, country kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors. Non smoking home, no pets, no section 8 please. Please call Janette at (301) 884-3853. Rent: $1,250.

Large 2BDRM apartment with sep kitchen and living room area. 20mins from Waldorf and Lexington Park. Electric included with monthly rent. Pets are allowed, no yard access. Price: $1200. Call 301-399-0413 or email for more information. Prince Frederick, Maryland (Calvert County). Nice room in private home with 2 closets and storage area. Less than 1 mile to all shopping, and CSM. Public transportation across the street. Includes utilities, AC, WIFI, and cable. Available immediately. Call Rick 443968-4727 for more information. Rent: $600.00

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Housekeeping Position Available. ust have transportation. Employee will occasionally be required to work on a ladder. Ability to follow directions is also a must. Call 301-290-5731, leave message with your contact information.

Carpenter needed for a local Home remodeling company. Must know all the aspects of home remodeling. Send resume to or fax to (301)855-2584.

Southern Maryland CPA firm seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist to answer phones, greet clients, type financial reports, assemble tax returns, order office supplies. Hours are 40 per week from January to April, 25 hours per week the rest of the year. Candidate must be detail-oriented and organized, have experience working in a professional office, have ability to multitask, and have experience with MS Word and Excel. Email resume to jwamsley@

Looking for the right people to become part of our team. Full time RN positions to care for patients in our beautiful hospice house and second position to manage nursing care in our outpatient department. Shift differential and great benefits. Send resume to: ahines@ Hospice of Charles County... Compassionate Care in Your Home or Ours Landscaper and Grass cutter Needed ASAP: Must have valid Driver Licenses – Own Transportation – Mechanically Inclined – Light Welding NeededExperience Required. Call BUDDY at 301-904-6936

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Wanderings A Journey Through Time of anAimless



“Some Things Will Stay the Same”

By Shelby Oppermann Contributing Writer

You might have noticed I’ve been writing about change quite a bit lately. Well, my life is going to change completely in a month. And this proces of change started a few months back. This is an excerpt of my letter on Facebook that I wrote last week: I just want to let all my readers, friends, and customers (who are also my friends) know that I will be closing my beloved Custom Framing Shop in Leonardtown in Mid to late October. You have made my life rich and wonderful. As people have heard me say many times; listening and talking to people is the best part of my day - sometimes that is my whole day, and the framing is a sideline to that. I will continue to take in frame and painting restoration work, since I have a separate climate-controlled workshop outside of my home which I have used (and still use) for over 10 years. I’m keeping all my framing equipment in case I can’t find a “real job” (a joke among framers about having a job with a consistent weekly paycheck). The equipment will still be used in restoration work. Please know that there are long-time qualified and Certified framers (CPF’s) available in our area who will use every aspect of conservation in the framing of your treasured items: Karen at Frame-A-Lot in Leonardtown, April at Mattedi’s Gallery in Wildewood, and Carmen of Carmen’s Gallery in Solomons. This October will mark my 32nd year of custom framing and you know I have loved every minute of it. In fact, October 4th’s First Friday will be both an anniversary and shop closing party – come on out, live music! I need to sell lots of things! But most of you also know what I have faced with my various types of arthritis. The thought of retiring from framing has entered my mind in the last year or two anyway. The Antiques Center Complex where my shop is located is under new ownership – which by no means is a bad thing. The new renovations are going to make it an even better destination spot. It just gave me that little push I needed, and it is just time for me to move on and maybe use that St. Mary’s College of MD Social Science degree that’s been laying around for 30+ years. I have been invited into several local art shows, and I have created a new line of Gypsy Vintage home decor and jewelry items called Irish Gypsy Witch Designs. Look for them soon somewhere near you : ) So, I am not retiring from life in any sense of the word. I give to you my gratitude for many years of your support, love, and friendship. Yes, my career, or lack thereof, might change. (p.s. I am available for hire now and ready for my “second half” career if anyone wants an old framer/Social Psych major in their company.) No offers? Darn! Am I scared? Yes, a bit. I am so comfortable behind my picking out table. I feel confidant there. But, I am also excited for all the new opportunities that await me. Just like St. Mary’s County, new things are on the horizon for me, but my traditions, and my love of people will always stay the same. And yes, I will still be writing “Wanderings”. To each new day’s adventure, Shelby Please send your comments or ideas to: or find me on facebook: Shelby Oppermann



Emma Nevitt Southworth By Linda Reno Contributing Writer We’ve all heard of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dashiell Hammett, both famous novelists who had roots in St. Mary’s County. How many of us have heard of Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitt (surname also spelled Nevitte) Southworth? Of her it is said “During the last half of the 19th century she was probably the single most widely-read American novelist.” Emma was born in Washington, D.C. on December 26, 1819 and was the daughter of Charles LeCompte Nevitt and Susanna George Wailes who were married in St. Mary’s County on December 14, 1813. Captain Charles LeCompte Nevitte, was a successful Alexandria merchant until his ships were lost during the cold war with France in the early years of the 19th century. He led a company of troops during the War of 1812 and was wounded in the chest. He never fully recovered, dying in 1823. About 1840 Emma married Frederick Southworth and had two children. Her husband abandoned her in 1844. To support herself and her children, Emma taught school between 1844 and 1849 ($250 per year). At the same time she contributed stories to the Baltimore Saturday Visitor, the National Era, and a number of other periodicals. Her first story, “The Irish Refugee”, was published in the Baltimore Saturday Visitor. In 1856 Emma signed an exclusive contract with the New York Ledger for $5,000 per year. She was also the author of over sixty books, many of which were translated into Spanish, French and German. This contract along with the royalties from her published novels later would earn her about $10,000 per year, making her one of the country’s best paid writers. “All of Southworth’s novels were widely read, but ‘The Hidden Hand’ was a particular blockbuster, both in the U.S. and abroad. It was reprinted numerous times, both in periodicals and in book form. When Emma arrived in London at the invitation of her British publisher, she found ‘Capitola as popular there as in America. There were Capitola boats, Capitola race horses, Capitola hats for ladies and other Capitola fads she later recounted.’ The book was turned into a play that ran in several productions simultaneously on the London stage, including one version starring John Wilkes Booth.” She often said her writings were based on personal experience and people she knew. In 1852 she wrote The Discarded Daughter: Or The Children of the Isle, a Tale of the Chesapeake in which she said: “The brightest lights of those days were the frequent visits we would make down to St. Mary’s County, sometimes sailing down the majestic Potomac as far as St. Clement’s Isle and Bay where we generally landed and sometimes going in the old family carriage through the grand old forest between the District of Columbia and the shores of the Chesapeake. We often received

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visits also from our country kinfolks--visits of months and even of years duration.” NOTE: I believe these visits would have happened between 1827-1839. Emma died June 30, 1899 in Georgetown and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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