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Thursday, September 19, 2013

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

There was a record turnout at the annual Board of County Commissioners breakfast, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Nearly 100 individuals came to hear the commissioners’ opinions on topics ranging from the future growth of Prince Frederick to the new director of Community Planning and Building and the effect of the growth tier act on the Transferable Development Rights (TDR) program. The Prince Frederick Master Plan is an “evolving process,” said Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt. Commissioner Jerry Clark said the county is studying infrastructure, adding that when it takes nearly as long to get through Prince Fredrick as is does to get from Solomons Island to Prince Frederick there’s something wrong. Calvert County will welcome a new Director of Community Planning and Building on Sept. 30, and Slaughenhoupt said his job will be to look at the future of Prince Frederick. “If Calvert County is the charm of the Chesapeake, then I think of Prince Frederick as the jewel in that charm,” Slaughenhoupt said. When conversation turned to the rain tax and the possibility of it coming to Calvert County, Commissioner Susan Shaw said Southern Maryland should “pray it doesn’t come down here.” When first enacted, local jurisdictions could decide how much the tax should be set at, resulting in some counties charging only a penny in tax. She said the state government will almost certainly

Individuals from all over Southern Maryland came out for the Friends of Calvert Library’s (FOCL) fall book sale on Sept. 14, helping to raise more than $2,000 for the library. “I am a book nerd,” said Solomons resident Marissa Mercado. A local Jehovah’s Witness, Mercado was on a mission with a friend when they saw the book sale and stopped in a for a few minutes. David Boarman came down from Dentsville, near La Plata, to browse the FOCL selection. He said he heard about the sale a couple weeks ago and decided to come check it out. All proceeds from the sale go to benefit the library, said FOCL President Martha

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Grahame. The FOCL’s goal is to raise money to purchase materials for Calvert County’s libraries. At a recent FOCL meeting, the group approved the purchase of two carts, one for the Twin Beaches branch and one for the Southern branch in Solomons, a DVD rack for the Prince Frederick Library, a coffee maker and microwave for the Fairview branch to use during book discussions and a new camera for each branch. The next FOCL book sale will be Jan. 9 to 11, 2014. For more information, visit folcalvert.org. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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gravel and construct two new pens for animals at the humane society in Sunderland. Frank Kosa, an employee at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Facility, said he normally works behind a desk, so the manual labor was a welcome change. He adopted two dogs from the humane society in the past and was happy for the chance to give back to the organization. At Serenity Farms in Benedict, 25 students from Barstow Elementary School joined volunteers to sort food to be donated by Farming 4 Hunger. This was the second year the students volunteered for the Day of Caring, said Barstow teacher Kelli Short. The students are chosen by lottery. Short believes working for Day of Caring is a valuable experience for the students. “It’s good for them to work for a good cause,” she said. For more information, visit www.unitedwaycalvert.org. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Public Transit A Challenge in Calvert County By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The League of Women Voters welcomed Director of Community Resources Maureen Hoffman and Transportation Services Supervisor Sandy Wobbleton to speak at their Sept. 12 forum about transportation in Calvert County. The majority of conversation revolved around the public transportation system serving the county. “The geography of this county hurts us a lot,” Wobbleton said. Because there is one main road with several smaller roads coming off it, buses have to double back a lot to cover anything not on Route 2/4. Expanding services requires more revenue, Wobbleton said. The problem is, most of any revenue would go to the state instead of into the bus system. Additionally, they are required to rotate buses around the county, which means advertisers who put something on a bus could not be assured the bus would stay in their area. This has been a sticking point in past contract negotiations, Wobbleton said. Riders can board anywhere along pre-determined routes. They flag the bus down and the driver will pull over where they deem it safe and either let the rider

on or wait for them to catch up. If they are trying to catch the bus in an area that is not safe, the driver and rider will have a conversation about where the rider can catch the bus the next time, Wobbleton said. The only exception to this system is in shopping centers, where buses stop in a designated location, which riders are made aware of the first time they get on the bus. Because shopping centers are private property, property owners can request buses not drop off or pick up riders in the shopping center. Buses were banned for five weeks from the Calvert Village shopping center in Prince Frederick when they had problems with loiterers. Buses are currently not allowed in the Prince Frederick shopping center. One recently announced expansion will offer more access to the northern end of the county by establishing a new route from Dunkirk to Huntingtown beginning Sept. 30. A similar route was offered before the shopping centers, Giant and Wal-Mart were build. Now, with more shopping and employment opportunities in the northern part of the county, Wobbleton said the county decided it was time to try offering the route again. They applied for and received a grant that made it a possibility.

The new route will have three loops in the morning and afternoon, beginning at Calvert Pines Senior Center at 7:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., then returning to the Sunderland Park and Ride at 8:03 a.m., 9:10 a.m. 10:15 a.m., 2:33 p.m., 3:35 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. At the Sunderland Park and Ride, riders can connect to the county’s other northern bus route leading to Chesapeake Beach and North Beach. Destinations served by the new route include the Sunderland Park and Ride, Skinners Turn Road, Grovers Turn Road, Mt. Harmony Road and the town centers of Huntingtown, Owings and Dunkirk. One-way fares on the new route are $1.50 for adults age 18 to 59 and 50 cents for youth ages 7 to 17, adults age 60 and over, and those with a valid disability or a Medicare card. Children age 6 and younger ride for free. Full-day passes and value cards with preset denominations are also available. Information on the complete bus route, fares and passes, commuter bus connections, service for the disabled and more is available at www.co.cal.md.us/ transportation or 410-535-4268. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Changes, Restructuring Introduced to Calvert Public Schools

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Under the leadership of Interim Superintendent Nancy Highsmith, Calvert County Public Schools administration structure is undergoing restructuring, with the goal of promoting communications and streamlining the public school system. After accepting the position of interim superintendent of schools, Highsmith began looking at streamlining the structure of the school administration while finding ways to trim the budget. “With change comes the ability to grow,” she said. The restructuring should not be seen as a criticism of the former superintendent but as her effort to make a great school system better. “I have all the faith in the world in my directors,” Highsmith said. One change includes dividing the duties of the deputy superintendent into two new assistant superintendents – the assistant superintendent of administration and the assistant superintendent of operations. The new administration structure is designed to promote communication and make it easier to determine whom an individual

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should speak to with their concerns. With challenges such as the common core curriculum and new teacher and principal evaluations coming, she wants to increase transparency and ease of communication for students, parents and Calvert County Public School employees. Moving forward, Highsmith intends to review any position vacated and work with staff to determine if the position can remain unfilled and the duties divided among existing staff. For more information, visit www.calvertnet.k12.md.us. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Windy Hill Middle School Principal Welcomes New Ideas By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

loving,” Kurtz said. Kurtz does occasionally miss being in the classWindy Hill Middle room, but he still has the School welcomed James chance to interact with stuKurtz for his first appointdents on a daily basis. One ment as principal with of the most rewarding parts Calvert County Public of being in administration Schools. has been helping to strucThe Glenn Dale nature schools to meet the tive earned a bachelor’s needs of students. He enin secondary education James Kurtz Photo by Sarah Miller joys trying new programs and general science from Frostburg State and ideas. University in 1997. In 2005, Kurtz earned a “It’s got to be something you love,” master’s degree in administration and super- Kurtz said. vision from Bowie State University. He spent He found Windy Hill Middle School the first three years of his career in Charles welcoming, with teachers who have been County Public Schools as a middle and with the school for several years and are dehigh school science teacher before moving voted to their students. to Calvert County, where he taught science “The staff has a tremendous sense of at Calvert High School for six years before community,” Kurtz said. working as the dean of students, and later Kurtz’s first priority for students leavvice principal, at Plum Point Middle School. ing the middle school is to ensure they are He was the vice principal at Calvert Middle ready for high school and whatever lies beSchool before accepting the appointment as yond, such as college or careers. principal to Windy Hill Middle School. “It doesn’t get easier in high school,” Teaching was not Kurtz’s first career Kurtz said. choice. There are educators in his family, For more information about Windy Hill but he had planned to be an athletic physical Middle School, visit whmsweb.calvertnet. therapist. He took a teaching position to help k12.md.us. pay for grad school. “It was sort of a fall back that I ended up sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Often, children who do not have the proper school supplies are too ashamed to admit it and end up falling behind. Students cannot do their best if they do have the right tools. With 23 percent of registered Calvert County Public School students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, it was clear to Children's Aid, Inc. we have students, neighbors, who will start school without the proper school supplies. That's the reason the Calvert County nonprofit started Operation Backpack in 2009. Their goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as help students approach the beginning of the school year with a greater sense of confidence and hope. To date, 284 Calvert County children have received a new backpack filled with school supplies through the program. As Operation Backpack 2013 comes to a close, Children's Aid, Inc. would like to take the opportunity to thank the members of the community who supported their school supply drive and the business owners who allowed collection boxes to be placed in their businesses. Children's Aid, Inc. would like to recognize Carl Thomas Zumstein of Boy Scout Troop #422 who choose Operation Backpack as his Eagle Scout Service Project. Thomas' hard work resulted in the donation of 24 backpacks filled with supplies for elementary school students as well as a generous monetary donation that was used to purchase backpacks and supplies for an additional 40 Calvert County students. All told, 94 children received new backpacks, school supplies and a new fiction book through Operation Backpack. Additionally, 24 backpacks with school supplies

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were distributed among four area elementary schools. The nonprofit would also like to acknowledge Lisa Gabriel with Calvert County Department of Social Services for her efforts in registering 35 students for Operation Backpack and coordinating the distribution of their backpacks and new books. “Children's Aid, Inc. is a family-run charity with no paid staff and we would not have been able to prepare and distribute 118 backpacks and supplies without help. We would like to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you to Gayle Haines, Christy Litka and Donny Clime for their speed and efficiency in packing backpacks on our distribution day. These awesome volunteers kept us from falling behind schedule and I don't know what we would have done without them,” said Krista Brezina, Executive Director of Children's Aid, Inc.


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Communication is Key for New Northern High Principal By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Northern High School’s new principal, Ken Howard, is focused on promoting transparency between teachers, students, parents and administration. Howard was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. He now lives in Chesapeake Beach. His sons, ages 9 and 11, go to Beach Elementary School and Windy Hill Middle School. “I’m proud to have my children go to Calvert County Public Schools,” Howard said. He graduated from Towson University in 1993 with a bachelor’s in communications and went to work in the private sector. He went back to school at Johns Hopkins University for his master’s degree in guidance and counseling. After earning his master’s 17 years ago, Howard began his career in education. He went to work as an attendance officer and later guidance counselor at Overlea High School in Baltimore County. Four years later, he accepted a position as the assistant principal at Paint Branch High School in Montgomery County. After working in Montgomery County, Howard came to work in Calvert County, starting out as the assistant principal at Calvert High School. He then moved to Windy Hill Middle School and back to Calvert High School, where he was appointed acting principal in February. He accepted the position as

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Local Hogette May Hang Up Wig, But Won’t Quit Helping Others By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Pigs have officially flown, if you were to ask Dave Spigler, the winner of the 2013 Calvert You Are Beautiful award. Spigler, better known as Spiggy the former Washington Redskins Hogette, has devoted the last three decades of his life to helping others. “I didn’t do any of this for awards,” he said. This was the fourth time Spigler was involved with the You Are Beautiful awards. The first three times he elected the friends portion of Spiggy and Friends. The award was not designed for group nominations, he said, but he put them in anyway because they deserved the recognition. When he was named the beautiful person of 2013, he brought his wife, Deborah, up with him, saying for more than 40 years she has been right by his side, supporting, criticizing and organizing him in all his endeavors.

The Origin of a Ham Spigler was born in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 19, 1945. He jokes the United States Marine Corps raised the flag on Mount Suribachi a few days later in honor of his mother. He may not have been born in Southern Maryland, but “I got here as fast as I could,” he said. Spigler started his career in the navy as an enlisted man, enrolled in college courses at Central Michigan University and, without ever stepping foot in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., earning a masters degree in management in 1983 and being commissioned as an officer. One of Spigler’s first fundraisers was born from his navy career. After he and his family spent time in the Azores and Hawaii, he was stationed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Shortly after, on Jan. 1, 1980, an earthquake hit the Azores, devastating an area Spigler had come to love. One of his children was born there. The family had friends there. Spigler decided he needed to do something. He got permission from his superiors to begin a drive for clothing, food and supplies to send for disaster relief. When permission was granted, he began organizing churches and fire departments, collecting more than eight tons of supplies to send in a week. He was soon asked to stop sending aid because they had more than enough. When he was transferred back to the Azores later in the year, he got to see first hand the difference he made. There were children running around in Washington Redskins tee-shirts, he remembered. He wasn’t in the Azores long before he was called into a superior’s office and told he was going back to Maryland to accept the Theodore Roosevelt Navy League Award in 1981, having been nominated as the top Citizen Soldier within the Military District Washington for his work to help the Azores. Spigler has been finding ways to help his community ever since.

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Devotion to Helping Others Spigler said he isn’t quite sure why people respond so well to him. “I smile a lot,” he said, adding people tend to be receptive to people who smile often. He dedicated his 60th birthday party in 2005 to helping others. He organized a Hubcaps concert fundraiser, complete with Redskins players and cheerleaders, and donated the proceeds to Youth 4 Tomorrow, an organization devoted to helping at risk youth. He has been a Boy Scout Troop Leader, a Sunday School teacher at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Solomons, and the grand knight with the Lusby Knights of Columbus. “Why? Because I never say ‘no’,” Spigler said. It was his involvement with the Knights of Columbus that put him on the path to adopt the “Spiggy” persona. He was trying to find a speaker for their annual awards dinner 20 years ago and, after seeing a commercial featuring the Hogettes, his wife suggested he dress up and deliver the keynote speech as a Hogette-wannabe. He agreed to give it a shot. Deborah went to a local dressmaker to get a pattern, shocking them by telling the salespeople the dress would be for her husband and he was “probably about four yards,” she said. “I was embarrassed as heck,” he said. “But after a minute I realized I had a little bit of a ham in me.” Deborah made every one of the Spiggy dresses during Spigler’s time as a Hogettewannabe and, later, an actual Hogette. The Hogettes were founded in 1983. In January, founder Michael Torbert decided to disband the Hogettes after 30 years donning wigs, dresses, floppy hats and pig snouts, all to cheer on their favorite football team and raise money for various charities, such as Children’s Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House, and March of Dimes. Torbert’s decision was a surprise, Spigler said. Spigler personally would have

liked to have gone one more year in order to bid a proper farewell to the team, the fans and go out on a high note. The Hogettes raised more than $130 million for charity during their three decade run, Spigler said. Because Torbert owns the Hogettes trademark, the men are no longer allowed to dress as Hogettes or use the name. Not having the Hogette name, or even the ability to use his Spiggy and Friends umbrella, has made organizing fundraisers more difficult for Spigler, though it has been an increasing struggle in past years. His “swine-song” will be the final Spiggy and Friends Annual Children’s Hospital Charity Event on Sept. 27 at the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course in Lusby. The event will raise money for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a St. Mary’s-Ryken scholarship fund in memory of Jenna Stone, who passed suddenly in February. He will help whoever decides they want to take on the challenge of running the golf tournament, but it will not be aligned with Spiggy and Friends anymore, Spigler said. Spigler’s friends often get involved in the fundraisers Spigler works with. Carl

Raley of Leonardtown met Spigler while working at NAS Patuxent River. One of his first experiences with a Spigler fundraiser was when two pilots were injured after ejecting from a jet base. Spigler organized a fundraiser selling hotdogs to give the pilot’s families money to stay in a hotel near their loved ones. The fundraiser brought military personnel in from Washington D.C. and out of the state, Raley said. That level of enthusiasm is one of Spigler’s hallmarks. “He’s all in, 100 percent, Raley said.

Life after the Hogettes Spigler may not be donning a dress and wig anymore, but he has no intention of slowing down. “You know, I can’t completely go out to pasture,” Spigler said. “I’m just not one to sit still.” He, with help from Chip Allen and Maritrese Nash, intends to form a consulting firm for individuals trying to plan largescale fundraisers. Spigler has worked with Allen and Nash in the past. “He’s just a great, big teddy bear and a great friend,” Nash said. Additionally, Spigler will devote more time to his little known hobby – drawing portraits of friends and family with pencil and chalk. He will continue to help wherever he sees a need. “People who do charity work live longer and are happier,” Spigler said. sarahmiller@countytimes.net


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By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner, District 2

Discussions with a variety of constituents in recent days has led to questions about where County residents get their information, especially their information about local affairs, businesses, and events. Or do they get local information at all? I continue to hear rumors that have no basis in fact. I can’t help but wonder the source of the information. How do we, as County Commissioners, get accurate and timely information to the public? Of course, if you are reading this column, you are a reader of this publication, but what about the many folks who do not pick up local newspapers? Where else do you get your updates on local issues? You may get breaking local news from a local Internet news site, but not more mundane information about local issues. Businesses struggle to get the word out about their presence, products, and service. Many, many times I am told that a new customer finds a local business only to report that they had no idea the business was there. I got this report from a local businessperson recently. I asked her if she questioned the new customers about where they get their information since this particular business advertises consistently in local publications, has a website, and recently has expanded their presence on Facebook with contests and prizes. The business hosts various non-profit events throughout

the year, both to benefit the non-profits and to lure attendees into the business. E-newsletters proliferate and clog email in-boxes. There is so much information available that ours can easily get buried in the avalanche. The County tries. We offer a lot of information on our Calvert County website. We publish an e-newsletter, for which you can sign up (no charge) on our website. There are also specialized e-newsletters for tourism, parks and recreation, and a number of others. There is a Calvert County Government official Facebook page, which contains press releases and other “official” information. There are also other Facebook pages targeted to Countians and nearby residents, some of which look “official”, but which are not. One Facebook page, Calvert County Maryland, routinely contains many comments in answer to questions about local businesses and services such as “Who is a reasonably-priced, trustworthy mechanic in the Lusby area?” There may be 50 responses. Other Facebook pages post opinion posing as information. My plumber told me that his two best referral sources are word of mouth and Angie’s list, where satisfied customers post their compliments. I asked two star high school students recently where they get their news. One said from her grandmother. The other said from Politico, an Internet news magazine that is national in scope. Of course, no one is monitoring the Internet or social media for accuracy. No wonder crazy rumors become “fact” with no fact-checking going on. Which brings me back full circle to where I started. In addition to this publication, what are the best ways to provide fact-based information to our constituents? We REALLY need to know!

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Money doesn’t grow on trees. It’s something I heard from my father as a kid. It’s something with which everyone is all too familiar. Its kin is there are no free lunches. These statements are great learning tools because they are true and easily understandable. Best of all they teach free market economics and the value of labor. Price The price to operate and deliver water and sewer services has increased dramatically this year primarily because of political agendas from Washington (EPA) that were gleefully supported by Annapolis and passed down to municipalities as unfunded mandates. The new cost associated with this is over $16,000,000. I have voted against the approval and implementation of this (ENR upgrade) at every opportunity. Unfortunately, a majority of the council approved this undue price burden. Payment Now payment is due. As is often the case, payment can be received in many forms. However, the price does not change. The Uniform Flat Rate payment structure evenly links payment to gallons used or burden

to the system. This structure was passed and is a change from the previous structure that greatly favored large users by pushing higher per gallon rates on the backs of low volume users. It was a positive milestone change for equality. Moving forward, no rate structure that stands in stark opposition to the Uniform Flat Rate structure is being seriously discussed. What is being discussed is taking from Peter to pay Paul. Specifically, the transferring of tax money without strings (not a loan) from other funds (General Fund) to artificially subsidize the water fund. This, in effect, creates a water tax which is not linked to usage. It also depletes the general fund for which this money was allocated. The result is the return of subsidies through robbery of the general rainy day fund. Money doesn’t grow on trees. The price is set. Any sales pitch about lower rates is nothing more than a shell game. If you are not paying attention you will end up with the empty cup. If we can’t afford the price, why are we buying (the ENR upgrade)? I wish we were not. Eric Reinhardt Chesapeake Beach Councilman

Ostrander Blasts State Announcement on Common Core Forums Greg Ostrander, a Chesapeake Beach resident, and candidate for the Calvert County Board of Education blasted the announcement that came from the State Department of Education in Annapolis that Dr. Lillian Lowery, State Superintendent of Schools, and Ray Leone, Maryland PTA President will hold four forums in Maryland about the new Common Core Standards. Ostrander stated, “The Department of Education wrote that they were ‘proud’ to announce four 90 minute forums in the state to go over and answer questions about the Common Core.” Ostrander continued by stating, “The state shouldn’t be ‘proud’ of such a minimal effort that shows a complete indifference to the other 19 counties in Maryland and Baltimore City with this issue. The Common Core Standards are extremely controversial and there are still a lot of questions that have yet to be answered and by the state only holding these four forums, it doesn’t cut it.” Ostrander further stated, “There is going to be a cost associated with Common Core that I don’t think we truly know yet, such as the cost associated with hardware and software upgrades, the cost associated with additional and continued professional development to implement these new standards and the cost of grading the standardized tests. These costs are in addition to the already costly decision the state made that requires Maryland counties to pick up teacher pension payments that the state intentionally under funded while under their management.” Ostrander also explained that he had concerns about privacy issues that gives third parties personal data about students and parents, if the standards are better than the standards that made us #1 in the nation with education and teacher performance evaluations to name a few. When asked what Ostrander said the state should do, he stated, “The state should hold a forum in every Maryland County and Baltimore City to talk about what is turning out to be one of the biggest education reforms in our nation’s history, that’s the least the can do.” Connect with Greg on Facebook at (https://www.facebook.com/ greg.ostrander.77), on twitter @gwostrander or by email at gwostrander@yahoo.com.

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

During the week of Sept. 9 through Sept. 15 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,381 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/ safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward. Burglary Case #13-53703: A home in the 6100 block of 8th Street in Chesapeake Beach was burglarized sometime between Sept. 7 and 9. Nothing was stolen. Dep. T. Holt is investigating. Burglary Case #13-53725: A homeowner in the 12600 block of Calvert Court in Lusby was outside his home on Sept. 9 at 11:17 a.m. when he observed someone inside his garage. He opened the door and saw that a rear window was open and the screen had been cut and the person, described as a white male, was no longer inside. Nothing was taken. Dep. G. Gott is continuing the investigation. CDS Violation Case #13-54337: On Sept. 12 at 12:07 p.m. Dep. L. Wood responded to the corner of Hellen Creek Drive Stahl and Coster Road in Lusby for the report of a disabled vehicle. Wood made contact with the driver, Erin Nicole Stahl, 25 of Lusby. She found Stahl to be in possession of suspected drugs. Stahl was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug; Oxycodone and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal spoon. Disorderly Conduct Case #13-54469: Employees at Jake & Al’s Restaurant in Lusby called police on Sept. 13 at 1:59 a.m. to report a disorderly patron who would not leave and Marshall who knocked over a trashcan in front of the establishment. Cpl. B. Gray responded and was told by witnesses that the subject, identified as John Frederick Marshall, Jr., 30 of Lusby, seemed to be very intoxicated and was mad, saying the bar had charged him for a drink he did not get. Marshall refused to leave the scene and began cursing and hollering. He was told numerous times by Cpl. Gray to stop and to leave but he refused to do so. Gray arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order.

Theft Case #13-54547: Sometime between Sept. 6 and 13, unknown suspect(s) stole farm equipment from the yard of a home in the 9600 block of Grover Road in Lusby. Two 1949 Allis Chalmers cultivators with two row attachments, a 1964 Allis Chalmers cultivator with one row attachment, a Ford cultivator with one row attachment and a disc gang, green in color with five discs, altogether valued at $1000 were taken. Dep. G. Gott is investigating. CDS Violation Case #13-54600: On Sept. 13 at 5:43 p.m. Sgt. G. Hollinger responded to the intersection of Bay Avenue and 2nd Street boardwalk in North Beach for the Bowen report of an intoxicated person. He observed a male sitting alone on a boardwalk bench who was asleep. He had suspected drug and drug paraphernalia material in his lap and on the bench next to him. Gerald G. Bowen, Jr., 28 of Owings, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug; Propacet, possession of a schedule II drug; Oxycodone, possession of a schedule II drug; Morphine Sulfate, possession of a schedule IV drug; Alprazolam, possession of a schedule III drug; Hydrocodone, possession of a schedule I drug; Marijuana less than 10 grams, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal smoking device. Assault and Disorderly Case #13-54680: Three men were arrested at the Tiki Bar in Solomons on Sept. 14 at 1 a.m. Bar employees advised deputies that the three men were acting disorderly and would not leave the establishment after being asked. Two of the men were reported to have hit and kicked a bouncer at the bar. DFC R. Weems arrested Michael K. Raabe, 28 of Los Angeles, CA and charged him with disorderly conduct. Nicholas B. Smith, 19 of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Anthony R. Smith, 31 of Bricktown, NJ was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a schedule III drug; Tylenol with Codeine.

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False Statement Case #13-54689: On Sept. 14 at 3:30 a.m. DFC M. Velasquez stopped a vehicle for speeding on Md. Rt. 4 at Parran Road in St. Leonard. The driver provided a false Stacker name and date of birth and when his true identity was learned by DFC Velasquez, he still refused to provide the truth. McKinley Stacker IV, 28 of Lexington Park, was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license, two counts of mak-

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ing a false statement to a peace officer and obstructing and hindering a police officer. Theft Case #13-54762: DFC J. Lord responded to the Dunkirk Walmart on Sept. 14 at 1:40 p.m. for the report of two shoplifters in custody by a store security officer. Lord arrested Irving Quaid Christian Irving, 18 of Dunkirk and charged him with theft less than $100 and possession of a schedule I drug; Marijuana less than 10 grams. A 16-year-old female from Chesapeake Beach was charged with theft less than $100 on a youth report and released to a parent. CDS Violation Case #13-54832: On Sept. 14 at 9:30 p.m. Dep. P. Mosely conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Md. Rt. 4 and Skinners Turn Road in Owings. He arrested the driver, Tara Michelle Wag- Wagner ner, 23 of Owings, and charged her with possession of a schedule I drug; Marijuana less than 10 grams and use of drug paraphernalia; a glass pipe. CDS Violation Case #13-54846: Dep. C. Ward observed a vehicle in the parking lot of the Bank of America on Commerce Lane in Prince Frederick with thick smoke coming out of the windows on Sept. 14 at 10:27 p.m. The driver, Justin Alan Wheeler, 28 of Lusby and lone passenger Jesse Ray Engberg, 19 of Prince Frederick, were each cited for possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a glass smoking device. Burglary Case #13-55020: Dep. P. Mosley responded to the AT&T store located at 10082 Southern Maryland Boulevard in Dunkirk on Sept. 15 at 8:54 p.m. for a burglar alarm. He found that unknown suspect(s) had smashed the glass of the front door, gained access into the store and taken cell phones and some cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Sgt. R. Naughton of C.I.T. at 410535-1600 extension 2593.

Operation Slow Down Starts Up During the months of September and October 2013 the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting “Operation Slow Down”. Marked Sheriff’s Office cruisers will be setting the pace for the flow of traffic. This operation will be conducted on Maryland Route 2/4 from Dunkirk to Solomons and from Solomons to Dunkirk approximately 3 to 4 times a day. For the safety of the citizens of Calvert County, Sheriff Evans is committed to reducing motor vehicle fatalities and accidents by reducing vehicle speeds. This operation began on September 16. This information will also be posted on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook and Nixle. Sign up for Sheriff’s Office Nixle alerts at http://www.co.cal.md.us/index. aspx?nid=368. Go under quick links on the Sheriff’s Office page and receive information about traffic delays, road closures and any significant events that are occurring in Calvert County.

Maryland State Police Blotter The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.

Possession of Drugs: On Sept. 6 at 5:37 p.m., Trooper Barlow responded to a traffic accident on Rousby Hall Rd. at Miriam Lane in Lusby. During the investigation, one of the drivers was found to be in possession of Adderall for which the driver did not have a prescription. Jennifer L. Lucas, 28 of Lusby, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. She was later served a criminal summons for possession for drugs and drug paraphernalia. Burglary: On Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m., Trooper First Class Casarella responded to the 2400 block of Holland Cliff Rd. in Huntingtown for a reported burglary. The home was entered while the homeowner was away and a safe was stolen from a closet. Investigation continues. Theft: On Sept. 10 at 11:48 a.m., Trooper First Class Casarella received a complaint from an employee at the Fastop in Lusby. The victim reported that money was stolen from her purse while she was working at the store. Investigation continues. Theft: On Sept. 12 at 1:34 a.m., Trooper Follin responded to the Dunkirk Safeway for a reported theft. Tools were stolen from a storage container at the construction site outside of the store. The following tools were stolen: Husky Air Compressor, Craftsman Miter Saw, Hitachi Concrete Saw, Milwaukee Ban Saw and Three trim nail guns. Investigation continues. Disorderly Conduct: On Sept. 12 at 3:40 a.m., Trooper Follin responded to the area of M F Bowen Rd. and Rt. 4 in Prince Frederick for a disorderly

suspect. Linda J. Garner, 30 of Laurel, was located stumbling in the roadway. She began to yell profanities and ignored several verbal commands to stop. She was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Destruction of Property: On Sept. 13 at 9:34 a.m., Trooper First Class Logsdon responded to Blankenship Auto in Owings for a reported theft of tags. Further investigation revealed that the engine and gas tank were also tampered with. A suspect has been developed and an arrest warrant has been applied for. Possession of Marijuana: On Sept. 13 at 6:58 p.m., Trooper Matthews stopped a vehicle for traffic violations in the 2800 block of Tipperary Lane in Chesapeake Beach. The driver, Anthony J. Walton, 40 of Chesapeake Beach, was arrested on an open warrant through St. Mary’s County. A search revealed that Walton was in possession of marijuana. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Drugs: On Sept. 14 at 2:59 p.m., Trooper Rowe stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 at Broomes Island Rd. in Prince Frederick. The driver, Brandon Peterson, 27 of Mechanicsville, was arrested for the open warrant through St. Mary’s County. A search revealed that Peterson and his two passengers, Gary W. Wommack, 29, and James R. Delahoussaye, 28, both of Lusby, were in possession of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. They were all arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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

Elizabeth Talbott Hutchins Ridgely, 56 Elizabeth Talbott Hutchins Ridgely, age 56, of Mallard Point Farm in Prince Frederick, passed away Sept. 7, at the Calvert Burnett Hospice House. She was born on December 24, 1956 to Mary “Jean” Hutchins Ridgely and Benjamin Talbott Ridgely II in Baltimore, Maryland. She is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin and her sister, Mary Jean Eig. Elizabeth is survived by her mother, Jean Ridgely and her brother, Benjamin Talbott Ridgely III, brother in-law, Larry Eig, niece, Eva Eig, and nephews, Elliott Eig, Benjamin T. Ridgely IV, (Luanne), Christopher Michael Ridgely, (Cassie) and five great nieces and nephews. Elizabeth attended Huntingtown Elementary School through 5th grade and then went onto Rollin Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland. She returned to Calvert County to graduate from the Calverton School in Huntingtown in 1974. Continuing her education, she majored in agronomy at Virginia Tech, University of MD, and Penn State. Elizabeth was most recently employed by the Calvert County ASCS office, but spent many years serving farmers at the Lothian Grain Elevator. She willingly gave her time to the local farming community through her

work on various committees such as Calvert County Agricultural Preservation Advisory Committee and the Calvert Farmland Trust. Elizabeth’s greatest joy came from being with family and friends. Her quiet strength and resolve gained her respect and admiration from all who knew her. The family farm at Mallard Point consoled and nursed her during her illness, giving her strength on her daily walks. Art, music, and a great meal were her pleasures, especially when sharing them with family and friends. Pall bearers will be: Benjamin Ridgely IV, Neville Martin, Eva Eig, Elliott Eig, Larry Eig, Susie Hance-Wells, Dana Krohnert, Frank Krohnert, Tommy Brady, Bobby Hall, Leonard Ogden, Pat Buckler, Mike Harrington, David Rawlings, Bob Mattingly, and Danny Sutphin. Visitation was held at Rausch’s Funeral home in Lusby on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service to follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests donations are made in lieu of flowers to Calvert Hospice. Burial will be private.

Lloyd loved working on the water with his brother Jack, especially catching and eating hard crabs. He loved gardening, especially planting tomatoes and cucumbers to give to his family and friends. Lloyd was loved by everyone he came in contact with and will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Mister. They had one daughter, who preceded him in death, Sandra Dee Jarvis, who was the “apple of his eye”. He is also survived by his sister, Marion Jones of St. Leonard, Md. The family received friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, on Wednesday Sept. 11, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held on Thursday Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at Waters Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Leonard, Md. followed in Asbury Cemetery; Barstow, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to Waters Memorial UMC, 5400 Mackall Rd. St. Leonard, MD 20685.

Lloyd Deshield Mister, 80

Margaret Ann Bowen, 78, of Prince Frederick, passed away on Sept. 15, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. She was born on Sept. 16, 1935 in Lancaster, Kentucky to the late James and Lucinda Holmes. Margaret attended Asbury College and Georgia Baptist Nursing School and Training Hospital. Margaret worked as a nurse at University Hospital in Baltimore for 32 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, David Lee Bowen. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Bowen of Prince Frederick, Maryland, daughter Barbara Bowen of Prince Frederick, Maryland and her son Mark Bowen of Grasonville, Maryland. Margaret is also survived by grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth, David Lee, and Anna Margaret. The family received friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, on Wednesday Sept. 18; from 2 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., where services will be held on Thursday Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Central Cemetery, Barstow, Maryland

Lloyd Deshield Mister, 80, of Prince Frederick, passed away on Sept. 8, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was born on February 3, 1933 in Barstow, Maryland to the late Percy and Mary MisWhere Life and Heritage are Celebrated ter. He is also preceded in death by his siblings, George, Nancy, Clifford, Buck, Delma, Mabel and Norman. Lloyd made Calvert County his home, graduating from Calvert County Affordable Funerals, Caskets, Vaults, Schools. He was a painter by Cremation Services and Pre-Need Planning trade and worked at Cruis Family Owned and Operated by Along Boats, in Solomon’s Barbara Rausch and Bill Gross from 1955 after he was honorably discharged from the www.RauschFuneralHomes.com U.S. Army until they closed. In 1968 he went to work at the Southern Maryland 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane 4405 Broomes Island Rd. 20 American Lane Prerelease Unit in Charlotte 410-257-6181 410-586-0520 410-326-9400 Hall, Md., as a Correctional Officer, retiring in May 1988.

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Joseph A. Cagliostro, 86 Joseph “Joe” A. Cagliostro, age 86, of Huntingtown, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, at the South River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Annapolis, Maryland. He was born on January 2, 1927 in Santo Stefano, Italy to Steve and Teresa (Priola) Cagliostro. He is the loving husband of 59 years of Joan Cagliostro and loving father of Theresa Albright and her fiancé, Rick, Joni Gomilla and her husband Bret. He is also survived by his four grandchildren; Tammy Donnelly, Dennis, Nicole and Christa Dziekan, nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Mr. Cagliostro lived in Huntingtown over 36 years and retired from Giant Food in 1993, as the Director of Distribution at the Landover facility. He was a founding member of the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was involved in the Stewardship Ministry and Second Spring Group. His hobbies included playing golf and over his career had scored three holes-in-one and also had won several tournaments. Joe was an avid Redskins fan and enjoyed keeping his yard well groomed. Family invites friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane (Rt 4 & Fowler Road), Owings, MD 20736 on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Friday, Sept. 20, 1601 West Mount Harmony Road, Owings, MD 20736, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Building Fund of Jesus the Good Shepherd Church, 1601 West Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, MD 20736 or the Bay Community Support Services, c/o Brandy Blackstone, 21815 Three Notch Road, Suite H, Lexington Park, MD 20653


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The New You Hair Salon Melissa Archebelle Contributing Writer A warm and welcoming hair salon where ladies and gentlemen of all ages receive hair services including hair cutting, coloring, highlighting, perming, Brazilian blowouts and much more. Talent flows from each stylist in their own unique way. Attention is given to detail starting with an extensive consultation to each guest prior to their individual services. After owning and operating a “hotelbased” salon for years in Clinton, Renee Wiles brought “The New You” to Costley

Way Shopping Center in Prince Frederick with hopes of building a cozy, professional Hair salon with a family friendly atmosphere. Her team includes seven inspired ladies equaling over 140 years of expertise. “We want every guest to feel like NEW when they leave”, hence the salon name. After many selective choices of where The New You would be re-located, Owings was and is the greater choice. On the corner of Skinners Turn and Rte. 4 is where your new you can be found. You can find The New You Hair Salon at 197 Skinners Turn Rd. Give them a call at 410-257-9190

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Papa John’s Pizza, Intl. recently held their annual East Division Pizza Games in Baltimore, Md. The local franchise, coowned by Operating Partner Ray Sears and led by Area Supervisors John Kreuter & Chris Swift, won the East Division trials over teams from Jacksonville, Baltimore, New York City, Richmond, and Pennsylvania; thus advancing to the National trials in Louisville, KY next month. Team members John ‘JP’ Page and Kirnell Wallace have their eyes set on Louisville next month and the International finals in Orlando in March. Both are proud to represent Annapolis and Southern Maryland as Beach Boys Pizza advances thru the competition. The Papa John’s Pizza games are held annually in an effort to showcase the best pizza making teams in the Papa Johns Pizza system. The Games are judged and

awarded points for the fastest pizza making, while maintaining the ever-important Papa Johns ‘Better Ingredients Better Pizza’ promise. Scores are formulated by those that do best at strictly adhering to the Papa Johns standards and procedures, time in the oven, and the most important product quality. The 2012-13 finalists were from San Antonio, Indiana, and the ultimate winners were from Beijing, China. Team Captain and Coach John Kreuter stated, “we have worked hard, not only for this competition, but in all of our stores to meet our brand promise for quality, image, and service. Pizza Games is just the capping on our efforts to service our customers the best we can, they truly are important to us. Plus, it would be real nice to bring the Award back to the United States, especially Maryland!”

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Community SENIOR LIVING Calvert County Fair Senior Day Enjoy Senior Day at the Calvert County Fair, Thursday, September 26, 9 a.m. Join in the Red Hat Parade, crowning of the King and Queen, Bingo, free hot dogs and more! Call the Transportation Office at 410-535-4268 if you need transportation. Medicare Part D Presentations Ann Newton will host a series of talks providing an overview of the 2013 – 2014 Medicare Plan along with Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) information. The talks will be held at Calvert Pines Senior Center, Thursday, October 3, 1 p.m.; Southern Pines Senior Center, Thursday, October 10, 10 a.m.; and North Beach Senior Center, Thursday, October 17, 10:30 a.m. Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) Appointments for the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) are being scheduled at each of the senior centers. MEAP assists eligible individuals and families with a one-time-per-year grant to help pay heating and electric bills. You must be income-eligible to apply. For more information, call Ann Newton at CPSC, 410535-4606 or 301-855-1170, or Liz Leclair at NBSC, 410-257-2549 or SPSC, 410-586-2748. High Dose Flu Shots Available High-dose flu shots will be available to persons aged 65-plus. Appointments are required. Medicare is accepted. If you do not have Medicare there will be a $20 fee. Clinic days are: Southern Pines Senior Center, Tuesday, October 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m.; Calvert Pines Senior Center, Friday, October 4, 9:30 – 11 a.m.; North Beach Senior Center, Tuesday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Dance your way into the Country Hoedown and Dinner, Thursday, October 3, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a fried chicken dinner and the sounds of Riverside South. Fee: $10. Must pre-register. Limited to 50 people.

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North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Save the date for the annual Spaghetti and Wine Dinner, Friday, September 27, 5 p.m. Seating is limited so sign up early! Fee: $8 per person Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Celebrate Senior Center Month, Wednesday, September 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be fall crafts, games and snacks. Bring a friend and be eligible to win a $25 gift card. Local Trip Enjoy a Nighttime Tour of Washington, DC, Wednesday, December 18. See the most popular Washington, DC attractions, including the National Christmas Tree alight, on a two and a half hour bus tour. The $59 fee includes transportation and tour. Dinner will be additional at the Union Station restaurant of your choice. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, September 23 Baked Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Tossed Salad, Cornbread, Warm Apples Tuesday, September 24 Salmon Casserole, Broccoli, Black Beans, Wheat Bread, Pineapple Tidbits Wednesday, September 25 Meatball Sub, Cauliflower/Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Apple Sauce, Éclairs Thursday, September 26 Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Lettuce, Tomato, Bean Pasta Salad, Pineapple Friday, September 27 Braised Liver and Onions, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread, Fruit

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12th Annual Watermen’s Festival

The 12th Annual Watermen’s Festival, sponsored by the Calvert County Watermen’s Association, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Watermen’s Wharf in Solomons, MD. This family oriented event, which is free to the public, features contests in boat docking and anchor throwing. Activities for the children in attendance include face painting and ceramic lighthouse painting. Music entertainment will be provided by Deanna Dove of Island Girl Records. The event commences at noon with the boat docking contests. There are separate contests for charter boats and workboats. Contestants for this contest come not only from Calvert County but also as far as Smith Island. If you haven’t experienced a docking contest, it is something that you will not soon forget. The contestants are timed beginning when their boat leaves the dock, accelerating out from the pier. They then back into another slip. The time stops when the captain puts a line around each of three pilings. This event thrills the spectators as they witness the boat handling skills of the commercial watermen. Food and beverages are available for purchase during the afternoon as well as souvenir T-shirts. This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and, at the same time, experience the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay’s commercial watermen.

Special Merchandise & Authors at This Year’s Lighthouse Challenge The 9th annual Maryland Lighthouse Challenge will take place this year on Sept. 21 and 22. Not only will this year’s challenge boast an extra lighthouse on the tour, but Calvert Marine Museum will also be adding to the fun! Along with offering our two beautiful lighthouses as part of the challenge, we will be selling custom lighthouse merchandise and will have a local author available for book signings. Merchandise such as the lighthouse socks pictured here will be for sale combining style and fun all in the spirit of the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge. These lighthouse socks feature 9 lighthouses and 1 lightship and will be selling for $10.95 a pair. Along with the lighthouse tours and special merchandise available, Calvert Marine Museum will also be presenting Barbara Lorton, a local author who wrote a children’s book titled “Sidney Seagull – Lighthouses and Buoys of the Chesapeake.” Barbara’s book will be for sale and she will be available for book signings. Barbara has lived and taught in Southern Maryland since 1981. The ecology and environmental science of the Bay has always been a passion of hers and she strives to inspire the same passion in her fourth and fifth grade students through the written word. To learn more about the 9th annual Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, go to www.cheslights.org

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Calvert County Pageant Princess By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Shannon O’Brien wants everyone to know that she is, by no means, a beauty queen. “Pageantry found me,” she said, “but through pageantry, I found myself.” O’Brien started out in pageantry, by what she would call, a bluff. “I actually laughed, I thought they had the wrong Shannon,” she said. While now she sees it as an answer to prayer she thought it was a definite mistake at the time. When she first started competing, a year ago, she wanted to be more than just “another pretty face.” While in Miss America, contestants have to have a talent of some kind to show off, in Miss International, they have to have a cause to promote and advocate for. O’Brien’s cause of choice was the Trauma Survivor’s Network (TSN), because as a trauma survivor herself, she felt that the cause was a way for her to have an impact on others like her, giving them the courage to make a difference. In 2006, when she was 16 years old, O’Brien was in a severe car accident. “I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt and the car lost control,” she said. O’Brien said that the car flipped several times before she was ejected from the rear window. “I landed on my face,” she said. When she woke up in the hospital,

O’Brien said she remembers having severe facial lacerations. “There were places where there wasn’t any skin left on my skull,” she said. She went through facial reconstruction surgery, but said she still has several scars. “Advocating for TSN is important to me because in life, sometimes we go through things not only for ourselves, but to help others as well,” O’Brien said. She wants people to understand that “beauty is not just on the outside,” she said. “I want to be a role model for other people. I want them to know that they don’t have to be the center of attention or the CEO of a company, or a beauty queen in order to be joyful.” While she did not end up winning Miss International, she did win Miss Maryland USA for the pageant. “Pageantry,” she said, “has served as a stepping stone in my life.” Since competing, O’Brien said that she has found her life to be more fulfilling. “I’m working at the Census Bureau part time for the government, and I plan to be more involved in my religion as well,” she said. O’Brien wants people to take her story and from it, be able to be more fulfilled in their own lives as well. “We all have the power to manifest our own destiny,” she said, “It’s a choice.” kimberlyalston@countytimes.net


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Entertainment Calendar Thursday, Sept. 19 Rusty & Greg from Hydra FX The Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)

Artsfest 20th Anniversary By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center will be celebrating its annual Artsfest, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 to Sept. 22. This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the event. Artsfest was created with respects to Francis and Ann Marie Koenig, who built and opened the garden in 1993 and created the trust fund that, according to Director of Marketing and Development, Bill Stevenson, keeps the center open to this day. “Her [Ann Marie Koenig] birthday was always in the third week of September, so that’s when Artsfest is,” he said. At this year’s Artsfest, there are expected to be more than 170 artists and 25 performers in the two day period as well as several vendors and “roaming activities” to be enjoyed. “Artsfest is a festival of events to celebrate artists,” Stevenson said. The event is put together and run by each person on the staff at the Garden. This year, Artsfest is expected to host 15,000 visitors. “For six bucks, where else could you go for eight hours of fun,” Stevenson said. Each artist at Artsfest is a professional artist, rather than just a hobbyist, making the event a “high caliber of fine art” according to Stevenson. Artists from all over the country are welcome to submit samples of their work to be considered for the event each year. The Curator of Exhibits, Melissa Langley, along with a panel of art judges review and examine each artist considered for Artsfest before they are accepted to present their work at the event. During the event, artists are able to show off their work and technique as well as sell their products if they choose. Many people come to Artsfest for the shopping aspect of the event. Artists talented in the arts of jewelry, ceramics, painting, woodworking, glass, sculpture, metal, fiber, photography, watercolor and more are being featured at the event. There will be several different awards for artists at Artsfest including the Arts Council of Calvert County Best of Show Demonstration award, an Artsfest Anniversary award, a Wooded Path award, a Best New Artsfest Artist award and a People’s Choice award, chosen by the guests throughout the event. Along with the artists at Artsfest, there will also be several “special anniversary activities” for children, such as a Discovery Tent, Zany Zone, Fairy Lolly, artLAB and a children’s observation station. This year, the Artsfest logo is made up of the designs from 12 prior years. There will be t-shirts with the logo available for purchase throughout the event. Artsfest will be taking place at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Rd., in Solomons. The event will be both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For more information, call 410-326-4640 or email info@annmariegarden.org. kimberlyalston@countytimes.net

Friday Sept. 20 GrooveSpan Duo DiGiovanni’s Restaurant (14556 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons) – 6 to 9:30 p.m. Joe Martone The Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) Wolfs Open Blues Jam with special guest Andy Poxon Londontowne Pub (726 Londontowne Rd. Edgewater) – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21 Jim Ritter and the Creole Gumbo Jazz Band The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7 p.m. The Colliders The Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)

Sunday, Sept. 22 GrooveSpan Duo Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery (8650 Mackall Rd, St. Leonard) – 2 to 5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 23 Team Trivia The Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Justin Myles The Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)

Wednesday, Sept. 25 Wolf Blues Jam Londontowne Pub (726 Londontowne Rd., Edgewater) – 8 p.m. Team Trivia Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26 DJ Mango Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m.


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Library Events Thursday, Sept. 19 • Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring little ones for movies and a story. 410-326-5289 • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 3 p.m. Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. If you have one started, bring it with you so editing can happen on the spot. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Yes! You CAN Use A Computer Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 2 to 3 p.m. Register one month in advance for a computer class. Topics to be posted soon. 410-257-2101. • Tell Us Your Story About . . . Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 2 to 3 p.m. Talk it up with good conversation and coffee at Calvert Library Southern Branch. This month’s topic is “Vacations.” Share your stories and hear others. 410-326-5289 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in kindergarten to 3rd grade. Registration required. 410-257-2411 • One Maryland One Book: Rethinking Conflict Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. We will use King Peggy as a vehicle to provide the attendees with a clearer understanding of conflict and simple strategies to manage conflict in their day to day lives…whether at home or in the workplace. Led by the Community Mediation Center of Calvert County, the workshop is interactive. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Family Night Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 to 8 p.m. Fun family activities! It may be games or it may be a themed program for parents and kids K-5! This week: Board games galore! Please register. 410-257-2101

Friday, Sept. 20 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, Sept. 21 • Garden Smarter: Putting Your Garden to Bed Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Now is the time to clean up your garden for a long winter’s nap. Learn how to winterize to eliminate future problems and improve your soil to ensure a good spring growing season. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Yes, You CAN Use a Computer Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Mouse and Keyboarding. Beginners who have never used a computer before can learn the basics of using a mouse and the keyboard. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Playtime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2101 • Playtime Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2411 • Playtime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 11 to 11:30 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you

and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. Ages birth through 5. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • OMOB: Story Theater presents Ashanti Koragu Storyweaver Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Story Theater Presents is a marvelous entertaining and educational, multicultural experience for children and families. Walter Jones Jr., a multi-instrumentalist, singing, dancing host encourages audiences to sing along, dance along and join the journey as we explore various cultures, historical events and colorful characters from your favorite stories from Ghana and other African nations. 410-326-5289 • Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & more Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 12 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • OMOB: Story Theater presents Ashanti Koragu Storyweaver Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 4 p.m. Story Theater Presents is a marvelous entertaining and educational, multicultural experience for children and families. Walter Jones Jr., a multi-instrumentalist, singing, dancing host encourages audiences to sing along, dance along and join the journey as we explore various cultures, historical events and colorful characters from your favorite stories from Ghana and other African nations. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Monday, Sept. 23 • Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for a movie and a story! 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Books & Toys Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Moms, parents, caregivers and your tots! Book club for mom, playtime for kids! This month’s selection is “Sweet Tooth” by Ian McEwan. 410-326-5289 • Rights, Freedoms & Responsibilities: Exploring Our Own Struggles with What “Created Equal” Really Means Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6 to 8:30 p.m. Gather for a meal and sharing of experience and perception about inclusion and exclusion in our personal lives and our community. This gathering will be the kickoff session of Defying Definitions, the 2013 Southern Maryland Public Dialogue Project, in partnership with the Maryland Humanities Council and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. Funding provided by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, Sept. 24 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th – 6th grade students are invited to this series of events which uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. Registration is required. This month’s topic: Hail to the Chief. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Wednesday, Sept. 25 • PlayTime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10:25 to 10:55 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-326-5289 • TACOS Meeting Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way (Meeting Rooms 2 and 3), 6:30 to 8 p.m. For teens (those of you ages 13-19) – Calvert Library needs your help! Join T.A.C.O.S. (Teen Advisory Council of Students) and help us plan events, amp up our social media presence and revamp our Teen Zone. Come have some tacos and get information on how you can help make Calvert Library awesome! For more information contact Tiffany at 410-535-0291.

Sunday, Sept. 22nd at toot'S BAr in Hollywood, MD.

Meek's blue eyed blues band (M.b.e.b.) is hosting an

open Mic blues jaM Musicians and singers wanting to jam need to sign up by 4:45 p.m. Music starts at 5 p.m.

great tiMe for all! Don't miss this chance to It all starts after meet other players, the redskins game. singers and friends. M.B.E.B. Is supplying guitar and bass, amps, drums, PA and a keyboard and keys amp.


Out&About September All Month Long • School Supplies for Calvert Country School  Calvert County Democratic Headquarters, 250 Merrimac Court, Office is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Democratic Club is sponsoring a drive to collect school supplies for the Calvert Country School. Item needed include: tissues, velcro dots, glue sticks, pens and pencils. • Fairies in the Garden Annmarie Garden, through Oct. 14 Enjoy a “magicalicious” exhibit of more than 50 handmade fairy and gnome homes scattered throughout the sculpture garden. Visit the Murray Arts Building to borrow or purchase a costume, grab a guide, and start your journey. Regular admission fees apply. • Small Works Exhibition & Sale Annmarie Garden, through Jan. 5, A beautiful exhibit of more than 170 small works by 32 regional artists!  All works measure 18” or smaller, with prices ranging from $40 to $450.  Find the perfect small work of art for yourself or a friend!  Regular admission fees apply.  Small Works Artists:  Sally Woods Alexandres, Kathleen Benton, Barbara Boward, Ann Compton, Ann Crain, Erica Daley, Matalie Griffin Rivard Deane, Constance Harris Deise, Mary Del Bianco, Linda Epstein, Melinda Fabian, Robert Fiacco, Leslie Giles, Carolyn E. Guest, Kelly L. Hendrickson, Josephine Hodos, Beverly Jackson, Phyliss Jaffe, Terry Jordan, Julia Kindred, Candance Law, Mimi Little, Janet Grahame Nault, Carrie Perman, John A. Schaffner, J. Luray Schaffner, Suzanne Shelden, Megan Richard, Rosa Valladares, Jennifer Weigel, Deborah Weir, John Zimet, Julie Zirlin 

Thursday, Sept. 19 • Sea Squirts: Marsh Animals – Who Are We?  Calvert Marine Museum, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Free drop-in program for children 18 months to three years old and their care givers. • Tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-ofthe-art facility that houses more than 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. Visitors can get up close and personal with our conservators and collections. Group tours are offered year round for a small fee. Call or email jppm@mdp.state. md.us for more information. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org. • Kimberly Ann Stone Scholarship Fund Chesapeake Grille, Dunkirk All tips at Chesapeake Grille in Dunkirk will be donated to the Kimberly Ann Stone Scholarship Fund.  This event was a big success last year - so we hope you have dinner, order lunch for work or whatever during the week and include a tip that will benefit the scholarship fund. • Avian Solomons Plein Air Festival Solomons Island, 5 to 9 p.m. The avian Solomons Plein Air Festival will include artists painting in the open air throughout Solomons, with a Star Spangled Quick Draw Sept. 21 open to all, a Champagne Preview Reception and Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 (tickets required) and an Affaire of the Arts from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 21. Some items require registration or tickets; visit www.solomonspleinair. com for details. • What the Affordable Care Act means for Women, Girls and Families College of Southern Maryland, Room 103B, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick, 7 p.m. Our County Health Director, Laurence Polsky, M.D., is briefing the Calvert County Commission for Women on What the Affordable Care Act Means for Women, Girls, and Families.  His presentation will begin our monthly Commission for Women meeting – from 7 to 7:30 p.m., in room 103B of the College of Southern

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Maryland in Prince Frederick. Commission for Women meetings are open to the public. There is no need to RSVP.   While his presentation will be fairly brief – a half hour – it is sure to be jam-packed with must-know insights and information.

Friday, Sept. 20 • Jennifer Cooper, Carl Reichelt (GrooveSpan Duo) at DiGiovanni’s Restaurant 14556 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Original owners, Gerri and Cef, are ready to meet, greet and serve you the most authentic Italian cuisine in the region, prepared by Venice native Annamaria DeGennaro.  Enjoy an evening of fine dining amid a moonlit, waterfront view, and soothing live jazz provided by the GrooveSpan Duo. For more information, visit www. digiovannisrestaurant.com or call 410-394-6400. • Merry-Go-Round Detective 4025 4th Street, North Beach, 2 p.m. Never look at a merry-go-round the same way again...find out a bunch of neat stuff to look for next time you hop on a horse! Hear a merry-go-round story, do a coloring page. Free. Recommended for ages 1-5 • Friday Night Farmers Market, Classic Car Cruisein and Art Fair 5th through 7th streets and Bay Avenue, North Beach, 6 to 9 p.m. This weekly market offers seasonal delights from local farms including fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers and bedding plants. You can sample the wines from Calvert County wineries and purchase by the glass or bottle. Classic car enthusiasts can enjoy some of the coolest vehicles in the area at the Classic Car Cruise-In. The Art Fair promotes a vibrant art culture through the support of passionate local artists. The North Beach Art Fair program helps community-based artists and art organizations make locally produced art available to residents and visitors. For more information, call 301-855-6681 or visit www.northbeachmd.org. • Campfire on the Beach The Town of North Beach, 9032 Bay Ave., North Beach, 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 410-257-9618 or visit www. northbeachmd.org. • Kimberly Ann Stone Scholarship Fund Chesapeake Grille, Dunkirk All tips at Chesapeake Grille in Dunkirk will be donated to the Kimberly Ann Stone Scholarship Fund.  This event was a big success last year - so we hope you have dinner, order lunch for work or whatever during the week and include a tip that will benefit the scholarship fund. • Avian Solomons Plein Air Festival Solomons Island, 5 to 9 p.m. The avian Solomons Plein Air Festival will include artists painting in the open air throughout Solomons, with a Star Spangled Quick Draw Sept. 21 open to all, a Champagne Preview Reception and Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 (tickets required) and an Affaire of the Arts from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 21. Some items require registration or tickets; visit www.solomonspleinair. com for details.

Saturday, Sept. 21 • 20th Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons Artsfest is a fantastic weekend of great shopping, live music, delicious food & drink, wine & beer, free family and children’s activities, and more – all set amidst the lovely trees and sculpture of Annmarie Garden! In celebration of the 20th anniversary, more than 165 indoor and outdoor artist booths will be set up in the Tent Circle, along the Wooded Path, and in the Murray Arts Building. More than 30 entertainers, including jazz, rock, folk, blues, and country, will perform on Main Stage, Council Ring, the Mezzanine Gallery, and strolling. Kids will love all the activities in the Discovery Tent and Zany Zone - and creative fun in Fairy Lolly, the Studio School, and the Children’s Garden. Everyone will enjoy this anniversary celebration of the visual, performing, and creative arts!

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Community Events • Lighthouse Challenge Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 9th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge is plus-one this year, offering even more lighthouses for you to see and enjoy.  Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttle will be provided from the museum to Cove Point Lighthouse.  Go to www.cheslights.org for details. • “Multi-habitat Birding” Smallwood State Park, 8 a.m. to 12 noon Leaders: Michael Patterson and Lynne Wheeler Join us for the wonderful multi-habitats that this state park provides. The meeting location will be posted at the park entrance. A $3 per vehicle fee may be required. For more information, call 301-751-8097 or visit comstockel@aol.com. • Walk to End Alzheimer’s Asbury Solomons, 8:30 a.m. The Alzheimer’s Association walk to end Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. • Guided Canoe Trip Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary, American Chestnut Land Trust, Scientists’ Cliffs Road, Port Republic, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Depart from Warrior’s Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides) and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 22. Reservations are required. For more information, call 410535-5327 or visit www.acltweb.org. • Last Day of Summer Cruise  Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Come celebrate the last day of summer aboard the historic Wm. B. Tennison with a look at the changing leaves of the fall to come. Heavy appetizers and drinks are included. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Melissa McCormick at 410-3262042, ext. 41, or mccormmj@co.cal.md.us. For more information, call 410-326-2042 or visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. • Drive-In Movie: “The Avengers” The Town of North Beach, 9032 Bay Ave., North Beach, 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 410-257-9618 or visit www. northbeachmd.org. • 2nd Annual Community Yard Sale 13575 Olivet Road, Lusby, 8 to 11 a.m. End of Olivet Road. Small Donation for $20 for your table. • Kimberly Ann Stone Scholarship Fund Chesapeake Grille, Dunkirk All tips at Chesapeake Grille in Dunkirk will be donated to the Kimberly Ann Stone Scholarship Fund.  This event was a big success last year - so we hope you have dinner, order lunch for work or whatever during the week and include a tip that will benefit the scholarship fund. • Avian Solomons Plein Air Festival Solomons Island, 5 to 9 p.m. The avian Solomons Plein Air Festival will include artists painting in the open air throughout Solomons , with a Star Spangled Quick Draw Sept. 21 open to all, a Champagne Preview Reception and Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 (tickets required) and an Affaire of the Arts from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 21. Some items require registration or tickets; visit www.solomonspleinair. com for details. • Last Day of the Summer Cruise - Cruise into fall aboard the Wm. B. Tennison Calvert Marine Museum, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the ending of summer and coming of fall with a cruise on our Wm. B. Tennison.  Enjoy the sites and history of the Patuxent River and get your first views of the changing leaves signaling the beginning of

fall.  There will be plentiful appetizers and drinks served during the hour and a half long cruise. The price per person is $25.  Pre-registration is required; please call 410326-2042, ext. 41 or e-mail mccormmj@co.cal.md.us. 

Sunday, Sept. 22 • Jennifer Cooper, Carl Reichelt (GrooveSpan Duo) at Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery 8650 Mackall Rd, St. Leonard, 2 to 5 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful day relaxing amid the vines while you sip delicious local wine and listen to live music by the GrooveSpan Duo.  For more information, visit www.perigeaux.com or call 410-586-2710 • Lighthouse Challenge Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 9th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge is plus-one this year offering even more lighthouses for you to see and enjoy.  Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttle will be provided from the museum to Cove Point Lighthouse. Go to www.cheslights.org for details. • Artsfest ’13 Fine Arts Festival Annmarie Gaerden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to the 20th Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival. Artsfest is the only festival of its kind in the region featuring more than 170 artist booths, 30 performers on two stages and strolling, plus activities for kids in the Discovery Tent, Studio School, and the Zany Zone. There will be great food, wine & beer, and lots more!  It’s a fabulous weekend of great shopping and artful activities at the beautiful Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland. Admission is $6 for adults; free for members and free for kids 11 and younger. Download a $1 off coupon at www. annmariegarden.org. • Chesapeake Community Chorus North Beach Union Church, 8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, 4 to 6 p.m. The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry  Brown, Director, at 301-855-74777 or email at lbrown9601@verizon.net, for more information.

Monday, Sept. 23 • GOP Women of Southern Calvert Al & Jake’s Chophouse, Lusby, 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-535-9100 or e-mail cmsteuart@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 • National Voter Registration Day College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The League of Women Voters for Calvert County will hold a voter registration drive. For information call John Perryman, 410-610-7591 or muffin@olg.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 • Stained Glass: Next Steps Annmarie Garden, 6pm-9pm Annmarie Garden will present. Continue refining your stained glass skills in this 5-part series. Choose from a broad variety of projects and create a 20-30 piece suncatcher/panel using the copper foil technique. Must take the Intro to Stained Glass class first. This series is great to take again and again--just choose a different project each time!  Cost is $115 for members and $130 for non-members. There is a materials fee of $10-25 due to instructor at class, depending on the glass you choose. Advanced registration required.  Call 410-3264640 to register.
 • Calvert County Fair Sign up for the Democratic Booth You can sign up by sending an e-mail message to Democratic HQ, calvertdems@gmail.com, or by calling HQ at 410-414-3660, or by calling Thomas Hausmann at home at 301-855-3155 or by cellphone at 301-502-1783. 


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CLUES ACROSS

Last Week’s Puzzle Solutions

1. Peruvian province 5. Mama __, rock singer 9. Elephant’s name 14. Yellow edible Indian fruit 15. Arabian Gulf 16. Lucci’s Kane character 17. Minstrel poet 18. Huxley’s fictional drug 19. Atom-bombed 20. Strangenesses 23. Mortar’s crushing partner 24. Kilocalorie 25. Very efficient light source 26. Slow oozing 31. Corpses 35. Abounding in trees 36. Total destruction 37. About aviation 38. Reveres 41. Lymphatic throat tissue (1 of 2) 43. Monarch seats 45. Macaws 46. Icahn’s airline 47. City railways 51. Able to be put out 56. Imitative 57. Conclusions 58. Grizzly, black or teddy 59. Bitstock 60. Six 61. The largest continent 62. Study or work tables 63. Young children 64. Large integers

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CLUES DOWN

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Real Estate for Sale 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.

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