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People on the Go Chairman Charles Caplins is ready for the annual Camp Out for Calvert. This year’s fundraiser made more than $600

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What New Healthcare Means For Women By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Commission for Women welcomed Calvert County Health Department director Dr. Larry Polsky to discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact on women's health. More than 500 committees, lawyers and other groups had a hand in writing the Affordable Care Act, Polsky said, adding that with so many people involved, it's not surprising that the act is so complicated. The health care act has good points and bad points, Polsky said. One thing that is certain is when the economy


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dropped, employers began cutting benefits, including health care. The health care act will offer families and individuals coverage and options they may not already have, Polsky said. One major difference is that insurers can no longer charge women more for health care just because they are women. Being female is no longer a preexisting condition, Polsky said. Statistics show that, among younger people, women are more likely to seek health care. At age 50, the same studies show men become increasingly more likely to seek healthcare, Polsky said. In the matter of generic versus name brand medications, he said availability might be as much up to pharmacies as health care providers. Pharmacies make more money selling generic medication, he said. The new act would afford women free preventative screenings, such as HIV and sexually transmitted disease screenings, breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling, mammograms and domestic violence screening and counseling. In the case of domestic violence, he said women will still need to advocate for themselves, he said. One of the biggest concerns Polsky has is not about what the act will do, but getting information into the community. For more information, visit www.

Changes to Shooting Range, Liquid Natural Gas Ordinances Move to Public Hearing By Sarah Miller Staff Writer As the planned export facility at Dominion Cove Point moved forward, the county is working to pave the way. At their Sept. 18 meeting, the Planning Commission approved a proposed amendment to the Calvert County Zoning Ordinance that would exempt a liquid natural gas import or export facility from local regulation to go to various agencies for their comments. Planning Commission member Carolyn McHugh made a motion to send the proposal to the appropriate state and local agencies for comment. The board then gave members of the community a chance to comment on the matter. One community member asked if local officials have considered the implications the massive project will have on area road traffic and nearby conservation areas. Another asked what the county would do if federal regulations allow the facility to do something the county would not normally allow. The commission had no answers, but encouraged community members to come to a public hearing regarding the topic on

Oct. 29. In other news, the commissioners discussed regulations governing shooting ranges. When discussing hours of operations, they considered whether night shoots should be allowed. Night shooting would include police training, said Planning Commission member Mike Phipps. “Not all criminals operate in the daylight,” said Planning Commission member Robert Reed. They chose to make hours of operation dawn to dusk, and approved the change for discussion at the Oct. 29 joint hearing with the Board of County Commissioners.

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Mail Woes at Dowell Post Office By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After hours were cut at the Dowell Post Office in March, Dowell resident Dona Staniec first noticed disruptions in her mail delivery when she stopped receiving Costco coupon books. Mail addressed to her and all addresses in the 20629 zip code go to a post office where the address must mention the post office box assigned to that address or noted at “General Delivery”. If these are not noted, the mail is returned to sender for “incomplete address,” she said. “I recently had surgery and received flowers from a neighbor. I cannot send a thank you note, as I don’t know their post office box number. We entertain a lot and people come to our physical address. If they send a thank you to that address, it is returned to sender because they don’t know our post office box. We recently went to a baptism and brought a gift. The invitation was hand delivered to our address. We have not received an acknowledgement that they received the gift. We have sent wedding gifts and graduation gifts in the last few months. No acknowledgement was received from those recipients either,” Staniec said. The citizens of Dowell, when surveyed, overwhelmingly approved maintaining their local Post Office, said United States Post Office Communications Programs Specialist Laura Dvorak. Mail service at Dowell continues to be processed to correct delivery addresses, which includes PO Box numbers. The hours at Dowell Post Office were reduced, as were hours at many other USPS retail operations nationwide, as part of a USPS business plan to achieve financial stability and preserve affordable mail service for the American public. Lobby notices informed customers that they would need to request that mail be addressed to their PO Box number. Each PO Box received this information, and each letter received that did not have a PO Box as address received a hand-affixed label asking the customer to correct the mailing address with the sender. An additional notice explained that package mail needed to include both physical address and PO Box address, separated by slash, Dvorak said. Staniec has lived at the same address for eight years and, until March, never had to instruct anyone to send mail to a PO box or add “general delivery” to have her mail delivered.

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There was no warning that the practice would change when the hours were cut, and notices weren’t posted until after she and other residents raised concerns. “It’s bizarre,” she said. Like Staniec, Dowell resident Bob Laughlin was unaware of any change to delivery practices until after it was made. “That’s absurd,” Laughlin said. “We’re not living in a hamlet in the African Sudan.”

Dowell residents need to give the address of the Post Office not our home, or the package could be returned to sender, Staniec said. Letters to the Postmaster General and Congressman have gone unanswered, she said. Customers who have questions or concerns may contact consumer affairs at 1-800-ASK-USPS 800-275-8777.

Campout Raises $600 for Project ECHO By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The threat of rain didn’t stop People on the Go of Calvert County from holding a Camp Out for Calvert fundraiser for Project ECHO. The group raised $613.75, 100 percent of which went to Project ECHO, according to Arc of Southern Maryland Therapudic Recreational Specialist Crystal Haislip. People on the Go is a self advocacy group for individuals with intellectual and developmental chalPhotos by Sarah Miller lenges. Each camper collected donations from friends, People on the Go adopted a fundraiser for Project ECHO family and coworkers, which they donated at the campout and presented to Project ECHO on Sept. 23. During the overnight fundraiser, campers participated in a superhero challenge, made s’mores and even slept in tents they erected themselves. The campout had 28 participants, Haislip said. Project ECHO hosted the campout fundraiser in 2012 and People on the Go adopted the fundraiser this year. Haislip said the group is already on for next year, possibly turining it into an all-weekend event. Photo courtesy of Crystal Haislip For more information, call 410-535-2413. People on the Go of Calvert County treasurer, Tommy Catterton and People on the GO facilitators Connie Willoughby and Crystal Haislip, right, give the proceeds from Camp Out for Calvert event to Project ECHO Executive Director Trisha Gipson, right. People on the Go Chairman Charles Caplins is ready to camp.

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Opinions Differ on Courthouse Renovation By Sarah Miller Staff Writer County commissioners decided during their Sept. 24 meeting to hold off on renovations for the commissioners hearing room. During their meeting, they discussed plans to accommodate a third judge and to provide improved security for the Court. According to documents made available by the commissioners, they “…directed the Departments of General Services and Finance and Budget to provide cost estimates for these renovations for discussion. An architectural and engineering contract was awarded to Patuxent Architects on June 18, to design the renovation project and provide

a cost estimate for the renovation. Patuxent Architects presented 95 percent drawings to the renovation committee on Sept. 18.” The construction cost estimates for the renovation of the Commissioners’ Hearing Room are $206,025, based on the 95 percent drawings and other required work connected to the project; this amount includes office relocations, HVAC replacements, and the Court’s recording system, according to the documents. Another $47,810 will be needed to modify the Courthouse Square Conference Room for use as the interim Board of County Commissioners hearing room and courtroom during the renovations of the current hearing room. The Courthouse Square modifications would remain

Health Department 2013 Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule

The Health Department will have three flu vaccination clinics in Calvert County in October: • Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Northern High School • Thursday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Huntingtown High School • Thursday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Patuxent High School There is a $20.00 fee for all vaccinations. Please pay by check or cash. Medicare Part B is accepted. Children Pre-K thru 5 FREE The nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) will be available at all clinics for children and adults 2-49 years old. The injectable vaccine will be available for ages 6 months and up. Please go to or call the health department’s Flu Information Line at 410-535-5400 x349 or 301-855-1353 x349 for more information.

in place after the hearing room renovation is complete and provide improved use by the Planning Commission and Board of Appeals, as well as serve as a backup location to the Board of County Commissioners and the Circuit Court. Commissioner Jerry Clark argued the renovation could wait until the commissioners were ready to move permanently. Doing one renovation now and a larger one at a later date would be a waste of money, he said. Other commissioners agreed, voting to study the matter further and take action at a later date. Commissioner Jerry Clark

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Calvert Marine Museum Receives Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) has been selected to receive a fiscal year 2013 Museums for America award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a Federal granting agency. This grant of $142,500 will support our Estuarium renovations project River to Bay: Reflections and Connections. This grant is being matched with a $25,000 grant from the Maryland Heritage Area Program, $25,000 in private contributions, and over $250,000 in labor. CMM plans to keep the Estuarium open through December and begin demolition when the museum closes in January 2014 for the renovation project. The Estuarium project has a projected completion date of fall of 2014. The project will include five new aquarium tanks with new inserts to enhance the bay and oyster tanks; six interactive stations including touch screens, sounds, and tactile models; new graphic and text panels throughout the exhibit; and new species and diversities

will be exhibited. The interactive component of the project is supported by a Maryland Heritage Area Program grant. This year, the IMLS received 597 applications requesting $67,249,256 in funds. Of these, 170 projects (28 percent) were selected to receive funding. The staff of the Calvert Marine Museum is thrilled to have been awarded this prestigious grant from IMLS. Dave Moyer, Curator of Estuarine Biology and Project Manager stated, “We are honored to have the support of the federal government in facilitating our museum’s ability to affect positive environmental change in the communities of Southern Maryland and beyond. This opportunity to enhance how we engage our audience is a culmination of years of planning and months of hard work by our staff and regional partners.” Look for River to Bay: Reflections and Connections to open in the fall of 2014 and track our progress of the renovation on Facebook and Twitter.

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Date Set for Chesapeake Beach Water Rate Vote By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After a lengthy petition drive and debate, a date has been set for the residents of Chesapeake Beach to vote on a new water rate structure. Town Council Member Pat Mahoney moved that the special election be held Dec. 7. The motion passed with five votes in favor at the Sept. 19 meeting. During the public comment period of the meeting, Election Board members Ron Draper and Malcolm Funn resigned from the board, saying they received inadequate direction during the petition process and their integrity was called into question during subsequent reviews of the petition. Questions raised included whether some of the names on the petition were valid. “We tried to do the best that we could with what was given to us,” Funn said, adding he objected to board members claims that his opinion could be construed as legal opinion. While he is a licensed attorney he is not currently practicing and any opinion he gave was as a community member and member

of the board of elections and not a lawyer, he said. The council rejected two emergency ordinances, one that would amend the town’s general fund budget to appropriate additional funds for transfer to the Utility Fund and a second to enact an amended fee and rate schedule for water and sewer customers. Because the flat rate schedule is being disputed in the special election the previous tiered system will be used in the interim, Wahl said. “In order to operate the system we have to bring in revenue,” said Wahl. “I don’t like it but we have to collect money.” During the mayor’s report, Wahl invited the council members

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to set up a monthly time to meet with him for one-on-one sessions in an effort to improve communication and find areas of concern in the governing of Chesapeake Beach. Later in the meeting, amidst arguments and statements among council members, he accused the board of “grandstanding’ and “political posturing” sentiments echoed by community members during public comment. Chesapeake Beach resident Clara Mae Buckmaster said the town council’s behavior was “disrespectful to the town.” “You’ve belittled everyone,” she said. For more information, visit

Commissioner Earns Certificate from Academy for Excellence in Local Governance Calvert County Commissioner Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. participated in the 2013 graduation for Fellows from the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance. The ceremony took place Sept. 15 at the Memorial Chapel on the University of Maryland College Park campus. More than 100 Maryland public officials received academy certificates. All of the participants completed a substantial number of program hours of core and elective classes designed to meet their professional needs as municipal or county officials in local government. The program not only enhanced the officials’ understanding of local government issues and ethical standards for public service, but also helped develop a foundation for informed policy-making and effective governance. “This graduation celebrates the important commitment to public service that these public officials have made,”

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A Career Spent Helping Special Needs Students By Sarah Miller Staff Writer “I’ve never planned out my career,” said Robin Welsh, the new principal at Calvert Country School. Welsh’s background is in speech language pathology, a field she decided to try because she likes to talk and she likes to be around people. When she started the program, Welsh admittedly didn’t know anything about speech pathology but it turned out to be the right track for her. Welsh began her career with Calvert County Public Schools 30 years ago. She worked with special education pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Huntingtown Elementary School and Calvert Elementary School. She was the School In-service Coordinator for Mainstreaming and a full time speech pathologist at Beach Elementary School. Armed with a love for learning, Welsh went back to school and earned a law degree, leaving the county schools for two years to work with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association tracking relevant legislation and lobbying for the association. She came back to Calvert County Public Schools, eventually taking a position as the director of special education, then staff attorney and assistant superintendent over human resources, construction, maintenance and the legal department. Before stepping into the principal position at Calvert Country School, Welsh was the deputy superintendent under former superintendent Jack Smith. The Calvert Country School has approximately 40 students ranging in age from 2 to 21. Each student has a severe learning or behavioral disability. The school has 13 special education teachers, 23 instructional assistants, a speech language pathologist, behavior specialist, two full time nurses, a school psychologist and physical and occupa-

tional therapists on staff. The school provides students with curriculum and focus on daily living skills, vocational training and recreation and leisure. Calvert Country School provides instruction and behavior support for the Behavior Development Program for grades kindergarten through grade 12. Though the school population is small, Welsh and her staff are always busy. Many students require individual support even while in class. Some can be verbally or physically violent. In recent weeks, one student walked out of the school in the middle of the day, requiring staff to go after them to find out what was bothering them and persuade them to come back. Students at the Calvert Country School can have difficulty communicating. Difficulties range from being non-verbal to a difficulty in communicating their emotions. Other students require daily medication and others have health issues that might require they go to a hospital during the school day. The school has a large crisis team, and it’s not unusual for the team to be used a couple times per week, Welsh said. Teachers must go through highly specialized training in several areas, and keep up with that training, to work with students requiring a high level of additional support. “It takes a special kind of person to work here,” Welsh said. Despite the challenges that come with their jobs, she said the staff at Calvert Country School is dedicated and she is happy to have the chance to work with them. Society often underestimates students in special education, Welsh said. She advocates helping students reach their full potential, whether it be going to college or living independently after high school. The school helps find job shadowing opportunities, work sites and resources for students.

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Calverton’s First “Open Box Night” a Huge Success In February 2013, The Calverton School announced that as part of the implementation of its technology plan, beginning this fall, all Lower School students, Preschool through 5th grade, would receive brand new iPads. The 1:1 (one to one) tablet program is the first of its kind in Calvert County. Dr. Taintor, Head of School, is quoted as saying, "The 1:1 Tablet Program is not only the first of its kind in this region, but it's a game changer it terms of education.” He also pointed out that "...our students are being subjected to an increasing mobile environment from cloud computing to digital textbooks. Working in this environment requires a different set of skills that needs to be part of their educational experience.” The Calverton School believes that the 1:1 Tablet program will facilitate learning for students both in and outside the

classroom. The school’s technology infrastructure was designed in a way to implement this type of program - allowing the school’s focus during implementation to be on how teachers will further individualize each student’s educational experience and create new areas for student engagement. On Thursday, September 19 – that initiative, announced so many, many months ago, became a reality. “Open Box Night,” held in the school’s gymnasium, offered students and parents the chance to come out and pick up their new device – as well as test it out. Each student received a new iPad 2 to take back and forth from home to school. Students will be encouraged to use them in all classes. The school has even outfitted its library with tablet docking stations and keyboards which virtually makes the tablet a desktop computer.

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Search for Superintendent Underway By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Representatives from the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) came to speak to the Board of Education about the process of finding a new superintendent of schools. “This is a very important decision you're engaging in,” said MABE Executive Director Francie Glendening. Calvert County is one of five jurisdictions in Maryland currently seeking a new superintendent of schools. MABE Director of Professional Development Kitty Blumsack gave the board an overview of the process they are embarking on. They will have to determine criteria the superintendent should meet and desirable traits they should posses. Desirable traits could include knowledge of Maryland education law and the common core curriculum. The board needs to hold public meetings to allow parents, students and members of the community to voice what is important to them in a superintendent. Once criteria are determined, the board needs to post the job listing locally and nationally. They have to narrow the candidate list to between six and eight for initial interviews then confer with the state superintendent about hiring

the candidate of choice. A candidate must be selected by June 30, Blumsack said. The search for a new superintendent of schools is not the only study underway in Calvert County Public Schools. The team assigned to study redistricting Beach Elementary School will reconvene to study options to alleviate overcrowding at the school. The study group consists of Director of Student Services Kim Roof, Director of School Construction George Leah and Department of Transportation Supervisor Kevin Hook, representatives from the Chesapeake Beach and North Beach town councils, planning and zoning, the schools potentially affected, among others. The group intends to have options together by December with a descision made by March, Roof said. This is the second time Beach Elementary redistricting will be studied, after the Board of Education decided at the end of the 2012-2013 school year to postpone redistricting for a year to allow more time to study the matter. “Now it’s a marathon, not a sprint,” Roof said. For more information, visit



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Commissioners Must Institute a 100% No Smoking Policy at County Parks

On Tuesday, August 6, I appeared in front of the Commissioners requesting a 100% No Smoking policy at our county parks, be implemented. I also wanted to address an email I received from one of the Commissioners. The Commissioner’s email read, “speaking for myself you should be aware that you are asking us to remove or otherwise restrict the rights of your fellow citizens. Many will disagree with that as doing so requires a very high standard which simply in this case makes little common sense”. I am not asking to restrict the rights of my fellow citizens. Nobody has the right to subject me, my children or anyone else to a class A carcinogen, which is classified, as a cancer causing agent, therefore, I am not taking away anybody’s rights. I am not infringing on anyone’s right to smoke, it’s about the smoke, not the smoker. Instead, it’s to decrease the involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke. According to the Surgeon General secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds of them are toxic and 70 are known to cause cancer. Secondhand smoke especially

affects children and women who are pregnant. In fact, the American Cancer Society confirms, there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. It’s absurd that we have to fight with the Commissioners to support this policy, particularly, in light of the undisputed medical evidence, that secondhand smoke kills 49,000 Non-Smokers per year. Non-smokers rights are being infringed upon, because if we smell secondhand smoke, we are being forced to smoke, and that, is against our rights. The Commissioner goes on to say, “the approach the county is taking is to appeal to the higher sense of courtesy and we should be able to determine later if the current approach is helpful”. As County Commissioners, you have the authority and responsibility to protect the health and safety of all residents, employees, visitors and especially our children, who cannot protect themselves from the death and disease, that comes from unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke. To appeal to the higher sense of courtesy with respect to our health, when the hazards of secondhand smoke are clearly known, is not common sense. A No Smoking policy in County Parks, must be implemented now, not later, as our health is at stake. Furthermore, designated smoking areas do not work, since separating smokers from non-smokers, does not eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, as Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M& T Bank stadium, home to the Baltimore Ravens football team realized, and now operate a 100% No Smoking policy, in both facilities. The Commissioner continues, “additionally, implementing a total ban as you insist will require enforcement which will generate new costs. Those costs would be borne by you and your fellow citizens through higher taxes and/or fees. Not many can afford the extra financial burden at this time”.

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If a No Smoking policy is implemented at our parks, there will not be an increase in cost, associated with enforcement. If No Smoking signs are posted throughout the parks, that will empower the average citizen, the courage to remind the smoker, that smoking is not allowed at the park. This will not happen overnight, it will take time, but as people come back to the parks and signs are visible, they will fall into compliance. Peer pressure becomes a deterrent, and people are more inclined to speak up, when they have back up. It’s analogous to Handicap parking. Most people obey the signs and do not park in the handicap parking space. Furthermore, there is not a police officer, waiting to enforce the law, at every handicap parking space. The Commissioners spent tax payers’ money to produce oversize signs, 3 feet X 2 feet, reminding “SMOKERS, please be courteous by smoking only in parking areas”. This sign is more detrimental than helpful. It simply reminds people that smoking is permitted in the parks. (insert picture-see attachment) The Commissioner concludes by saying, “instead of taking away rights from fellow citizens and causing them further costs, I view our current approach as reasonable and employing common sense”. The Commissioners are taking away our rights to breathe clean air. As far as costs, the county would incur less costs’ if a No Smoking policy was instituted. The grounds keepers spend a significant amount of time cleaning up litter including, cigarette butts in our parks. In fact, while I was at Hallowing Point Park, I collected 119 cigarette butts within 5 minutes. The county will save money, by not having the ground keepers pick up cigarette butts after the smokers. In addition, litter created by cigarette butts, tossed on the grounds is a significant environmental problem and makes our parks look trashy. Cigarette butts are a leading source of pollution in the parks. The butts are full of the same chemical and toxins, as the cigarettes themselves, plus the filters are made from cellulose acetate, a plastic that can break into tiny pieces, but will never biodegrade or disappear. If they are ingested, they are hazardous and highly toxic to fish, birds, other wildlife, in addition, to pets and young children. Fire danger is also a compelling environmental and safety reason why smoking should be banned

in our parks. All school grounds are covered by state law, and are required by law, to be tobacco free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That should be the same for our parks, as majority of parks usage, is by our children. Our County Police department, teaches the DARE program, Drug Abuse Resistance Education to 5th and 6th graders, at our local schools and to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Their mission statement reads, “teaching students good decision making skills, to help them lead safe and healthy lives”. Students are taught the dangers of nicotine; cigarettes kill, causing lung cancer and exposure to secondhand smoke, kills. Schools, churches, the community, police officers, County Health Departments, and families reinforce the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. However, when our children go to the parks, to participate in sports they see cigarette butts littered on the grounds, witness adult smokers, and are subjected to secondhand smoke. We need to send a clear, consistent message to our children that smoking, including secondhand smoke, is dangerous to their health. Our children should not be subjected to secondhand smoke when they are engaging in healthy, sports related activities at the parks. Our children are very impressionable, and it is our responsibility to see to it that an absolute prohibition on smoking be implemented at our parks. . Our County Health Department is already funding programs on educating the public on the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. They offer Free Smoking Cessation classes. They also offer, The Tobacco road Show, which is an educational inter-active program, geared towards children, on the hazards of smoking and secondhand smoke. They attend health fairs and school open houses, to disseminate information about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. We need our County Commissioners to provide a safe and healthy environment at our county parks for everyone. To date, the County Commissioners have not done enough. Please use common sense, by instituting a 100% No Smoking Policy in Calvert County Parks. It’s the right thing to do. Again, there is strength in numbers. I need your support to ensure that a Smoke Free Policy is implemented at our Parks. Please contact our Commissioners and demand that a 100% No Smoking policy be implemented at our parks: 410-535-1600, x2201 or commiss@ Beth M. Bubser Dunkirk, Md.

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Crawl, Walk or Run to a Better Life By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer In 2012, Bill Nimrichter introduced CWR Fitness to himself and his community. After he retired from the military, Nimrichter still wanted to be able to help other people. While in the military, he was, for some time, a training leader. Nimrichter wanted to be able to take the same amount of joy that he got from helping others in the military and move to encourage others to become healthy and fit. While he volunteered part time at the Navy Recreational Center, Nimrichter wanted to do something more, and CWR Fitness was created.

“We all start out at different stages,” he said. “You’ve got to crawl before you walk and walk before you can run.” While he was responsible for 40 to 50 people at a time to pass their physical fitness tests in the military, Nimrichter has only been able to take on clients that happen to cross him via posters he puts up, or at the gym. Nimrichter focuses on all aspects of fitness, not just running. “Fitness has to be a part of your life,” he said, adding that once exercise becomes part of a daily routine, instead of making excuses not to work out, people tend to find the time to. He adjusts to the levels and comfort of each of his clients. Every-

one has their niche, he said, while some people like running, others like circuit training or weight lifting. “It’s a progression,” he said. Nimrichter is currently teaching at Solomon’s Elite Fitness with a high intensity circuit training class. He also participates in various charity runs throughout the year, from 5K runs to 100 mile adventures. Nimrichter is a part of Runners2theRescue, a charity that actively supports members of the U.S. Air Force. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/Runners2theRescue or email

Art You Can Wear By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Laura Howard, designer and owner of Abundant Spirit Jewelry, has been perfecting her skills for 19 years. Howard first began making different types of jewelry artwork as a part time self-project while she was working in the mental health field. In 2005, Howard began working in the arts field more and more until 2008, when she became a full time artist. Howard began taking her projects more seriously when it became a part of her job. She taught a stress relieving art therapy class, which helped her students as well as herself. “I’m all self-taught,” Howard said, adding that her learning has been mostly through trial and error. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes,” she said, “I’m still working out the kinks”. Howard creates “all original designs, inspired by nature.” Her products range from earrings and trinkets to full three-piece sets (necklace, bracelet and earrings). Howard uses a combination of pearls, crystals, mixed metals and beach grass to create her own “elegant elated pieces”.

In the last 15 years, Howard began selling her products as well as making them for her own personal enjoyment. When she began making jewelry as presents for friends, they wanted items as gifts for their friends and from there, “it just took off,” she said. She has a wide range of prices, from $20 to $250, with the higher priced products being more elaborate. Currently, Howard sells her products at the Leonardtown Arts Studio in Leonardtown and Keepin’ It Local in Morganza. She works with four galleries and shops in the Outer Banks that carry Abundant Spirit products. “It’s my current retirement plan,” Howard said. She was pleased that she found a way to make a living doing the things that she loves to do. For more information or to order products from Laura Howard, email, call 410-968-0315 or visit www. or

Calvert County Department of Economic Development Offers Free Employment Classified Listings for Local Businesses Calvert County-based businesses seeking a fresh and free way to find employees are invited to try the Calvert County Department of Economic Development’s online employment classified ads. The free service allows business owners to submit their employment listings at any time for inclusion on the site by filling out a form containing information on the business and the available position. The service is available only to companies with physical locations in Calvert County. To access the classifieds, visit online at and click on “Employment Classifieds” on the left menu. For more information on the Calvert County, Md., Department of Economic Development and the many services the county offers the business community, call 410-535-4583 or 301-855-1880; email info@; or visit online at

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County Fair Thanks Volunteers By Sarah Miller Staff Writer “It takes you out of your stressful world and puts you in a world of fun,” according to First Vice President Larry Titus, a volunteer with the fair for 27 years. The Calvert County fair isn’t something that comes together in only a week, he said, and it isn’t the sort of thing that only a handful of people can pull together. Nearly 200 volunteers come together every year to make the annual event a success. This year will be the 127th annual Calvert County Fair. The Calvert County Fair Board, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501C (3) entity which was established in 1940 for the express purpose of providing agricultural education and promoting the local farming community. The Fair Board is operated by an 18 member Board of Directors, 18 associate directors, and several honorary members, none of whom are paid. “We do this for pure enjoyment,” Titus said. Some volunteers only help with one thing while others help in various aspects of the fair, he said. Some help book musical talent while others offer transportation services, help with parking, mend and replace buildings on the fairgrounds and even judge contest entries. Judging is always done on the Tuesday before the fair begins. Murphy Smitalirdo spends half his year in Florida but comes back to Calvert County every year to help judge the Calvert Idol competition, which he has been doing since the competition began three years ago. This year will be his fourth round with Calvert Idol. “I love doing it,” he said. “I really have a lot of fun with those kids.” Volunteers range in age from teens to seniors, said Titus. Some of the oldest volunteers keep saying they’re going to retire, but they can’t resist coming back every year. “The lifeblood of the fair is our young people,” said Fair President Carol Lee, a 30 year volunteer. While some of the younger volunteers are with 4H, involvement in the program is not required. All interested youths in Calvert County are welcome to get involved in the fair by submitting competition entries or volunteering. To celebrate the young people in the county, the fair offers a youth day. This year’s youth day is Sept. 27, when entry for anyone under 18 is free until 4 p.m. Often, when someone stops volunteering, it’s because circumstances beyond their control, such as death, have in-

tervened, Titus said. Judges are all professionally trained and qualified through the state, Lee said. The fair board offers judges compensation for gas money, but most don’t accept it, she said. Lee’s husband, Woody Lee, is another of the fair’s volunteers. He cuts the grass at the fairground and helps with building maintenance, Lee said. In addition to the debriefing, the board holds a luncheon to thank the fair volunteers. Fair entertainment director Dean Holland goes to a convention every November to scope out new entertainment and starts contacting acts in December. By April, the board has a good idea of what the acts will be and what vendors will be setting up camp for the week, Lee said. The volunteers try to take a break in the summer before the final run-up starting at the end of August. Planning for the next fair begins again a couple of weeks after the current fair wraps up, Titus said. At their October meeting, the fair board discusses what went well at the fair and, more importantly, what they can improve upon for the next fair. “We strike while the iron’s hot,” Titus said. The fairgrounds are not empty after the fair is over. The fairgrounds are a “four-season” venue, Titus said, and they rent the halls and grounds out all year. Proceeds from rentals go directly to the fair, paying for rides and improvements for the next year’s fair. The first Calvert County fair was held in 1886 on the farm of Dr. Talbott in Smithville (now Dunkirk), according to the county fair website. This event was primarily a display of cattle and tobacco and a get-together for the men. Originally, horse racing was a popular part of the event. These were basically social events and while there is little known about the early efforts for a Fair, it is believed that these gatherings did continue as smaller events during the early years of the century. Fair volunteers often volunteer in other ways in the community, according to Honorary Director Barbara Stinnett, a volunteer of 27 years. This practice dates back decades, she said, adding that in World War I and II, volunteers from the board of directors rolled bandages for the military. Under the direction and promotion of John Drury, who started extension service in Calvert County, the fair grew more popular. Volunteers are not the only constant at the fair, Stinnett said. The board has contracted every year with Maryland-

2013 Fair Schedule Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 – Senior Citizen & Handicapped Day – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free Admission and Free Lunch for Seniors and Handicapped Persons Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 – Youth Day – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Calvert County Public Schools Closed Youth under 18 free until 4 p.m. Canned Food to Feed the Hungry Accepted at Gate Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 – Military Day – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Chris Dowell, left, Martha Grahame and Martha Hyde judge competition entries before the Calvert County Fair’s opening day.

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based Rosedale Attraction to provide the carnival rides. It is the goal of the Fair Board to hold an event that both educates and entertains, that reminds the current generation of its agricultural roots and promotes the importance of the agricultural community in the lives of all. The board makes a continuous effort to make the county fair a family-friendly event, Stinnett said. They banned alcohol a few years ago and make sure to have rides, games and vendors for parents, children and visitors of all ages. Every year, the fair offers something new. This year is the first time a military day will be offered. Military Day will be Sept. 29. Fair entry is free for children under the age of 12 and $5 for all other attendees. For more information, visit


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Joseph A. Cagliostro, 86 Joseph “Joe” A. Cagliostro, age 86, of Huntingtown, Md. 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 and 6 to 8 pm. 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 am. 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 Tree Notch Road, Suite H, Lexingtown Park, MD 20653

John Joseph Whitney, 41 John Joseph Whitney, 41, of Bethesda, Md., passed away suddenly on Sept. 16. He was born on Sept. 24, 1971 in Silver Spring, Md., to Howard Frederic Whitney and the late Ruth Ellen Andre Whitney. John graduated from Calvert High School, and completed one year of college. He was employed as a superintendent

of commercial and residential construction for Castlewood Homes. John was an avid golfer. He was the proud and loving father to all of his four children. He is survived by his father Howard Frederic Whitney; his daughter Brooke Marie Whitney; his sons Austin Michael Whitney, Robert Andrew Whitney and Chase Allen Whitney; brothers Howard Frederic Whitney, Jr. and his wife Catie, William Jay Whitney and James Andre Whitney; his sister Tina Jernigan Whitney, and his former wife Sheila Whitney. He is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He will be much loved and missed by his family, many friends and his loved ones forever. The family will receive friends on Friday Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md., where a service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Rick Barrick officiating. Interment will follow the service at Solomons United Methodist Church Cemetery, Solomons, Md. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to the John Whitney Memorial Fund, C/O Monument Bank, 7401 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814. For more information or to leave condolences please visit www.

Robert Leroy Bohn, 83 Robert Leroy Bohn, 83, resident of California, Md., passed away suddenly, on Sept. 12. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, January 9, 1930, the Son of Fred Bohn and Margaret Mason Bohn; Robert (Bob) had three siblings, Melvin, Richard, and Phyllis. He attended Manhattan High School and later graduated from Kansas State University. Bob was married and had six children by his first wife, Nancy Richardson Sommerville. Bob was very active in Boy Scouts and worked his way up to the highest rank of Eagle Scout, and later as troop leader, inspired three more eagle scouts in the family, one son and two grandsons. Bob coached football and was always supportive in his kid’s activities. Bob served in the Navy, The National Guard, and subsequently retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He served in Vietnam, Panama, and Korea. Upon retiring from the military, he went on to work on government contracts in Saudi Arabia, and later returned to the U.S where he settled in Southern Maryland, and retired as a Management Analyst from BAE Systems. Robert was an active member of the

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Olivet United Methodist Church in Lusby, where he served as Treasurer for many years, in addition to being active in the worship committee, book club, and singing in the choir. He was active in the Walk to Emmaus community where he supported many pilgrims and served on multiple teams. Robert loved Contemporary Worship and enthusiastically confessed Christ as his Savior. Bob also helped start the First Southern Baptist Church in Manhattan, Kansas. In addition to his religious aspirations, Bob loved golf, camping, and travelling. Robert later re-married, and is survived by his wife, Karen; brother Melvin and his wife Vicki; His six children, Doug and wife Brenda, Carol and husband Joe, Jane and husband Rick, Kevin and wife Debbie, Mark and Silvia, Julie and husband James; and his three step children, Anthony and wife Christine, Veronica and husband Tim, and Christina and Mark; and 24 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. A Life Celebration Service will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m., in Olivet United Methodist Church, 13570 Olivet Rd., Lusby, MD 20657 with Pastor Faith Lewis officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert’s memory to Olivet United Methodist Church. For more information or to leave condolences please visit www.

Carrie Napier Lester, 48 Carrie Napier Lester, 48 of Fairhaven, Md., peacefully left this earth in the presence of her family and friends beside her on Aug. 2, after a long battle with Melanoma Cancer. She graduated from Southern High School, Class of 1983 & worked for Bay Harbor Boat Yard in Deale, Md., as an Office Assistant. Carrie enjoyed spending time with her family & pets, making crafts, taking pictures, dancing and fun activities with her many friends. She is survived by a daughter, Leah Napier & grandson,  Ciaus  of Owings, Md. her parents, Gary & Donna Lester, 2 sisters, Denise Klein & Lori Collins all from Fairhaven, Md., and brother, Kevin Lester of Moscow, Idaho, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life with be held at Bay Harbor Boat Yard on Saturday, Oct. 5th from 3 to 6 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to your local “No Kill Animal Shelter”.

John Henry Burton, III, 76 John Henry Burton, III, of Lothian, Md., passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 18, at the age of 76. He was born on March 16, 1937 to John Burton, Jr. and Helen (Maclin) Burton. John was married to the late Patricia (Matthews) Burton for almost 40 years. He lived in Lothian for more than 30 years. He was employed with PEPCO for 21 years. He moved to Pennsylvania for a short time before moving back and working at the Architect of the Capitol, where he retired after 15 years of service. John had many hobbies which included; hunting, fishing, boating, cooking, working with his hands and fixing anything that was broken. He is survived by his brother Steven Burton, Sr. and sisters, Marilyn B. Hillen and Penel-

ope B. Dorsey. He is pre-deceased by his parents, wife and siblings, Helen P. James and James F. Burton, Sr. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Family invited friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert, on Friday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., where Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 12 p.m. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

William Harris Yoe, 77 William Harris Yoe. “Billy”, 77, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on Sept. 18, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was born on April 21, 1936 in Prince Frederick, Maryland to the late Wilson Harris Holt Yoe and Pauline Elizabeth Rawlings Yoe. Billy is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 42 years, Elaine Hutchins Yoe. They were married on March 20, 1971 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick, Maryland. Brother of Jane Estabrook of Port Republic, Maryland, Uncle of Dru Branche and her husband JT. He is also survived by his sister in laws, Patricia Sunderland of Dunkirk, Maryland and Carol Horovitz of Miami, Florida, Nephews Hutch Sunderland and his wife Carolyn, Bryan Sunderland and his wife Linda, Great Niece, Kate Sunderland, Great Nephews, Benjamin, Bryan, Jr., Jacob, and Nicholas Sunderland and one precious Great Great Nephew, Christian David Sunderland. The family received friends on Sunday Sept. 22, at the Rausch Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Monday Sept. 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. where services will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Asbury Cemetery, Barstow, Maryland. Memorial contributions may be made to either American Lung Association or to Christ Church.

W. B. Vanderford, 96 W. B. “Vandy” Vanderford, age 96, a former resident of Huntingtown, Md., passed away at Charlestown Retirement Community on Sept. 14. Vandy was born to William and Sarah (Mize) Vanderford on April 9, 1917 in Maben, Mississippi. He was the last of 13 children and weighed only 3.5 lbs. at birth. He grew up on the family’s dairy and cotton farm and walked a mile each day to catch a school wagon for a 5 mile ride to Self Creek School. He attended Woods College, Mathiston, Mississippi; he also attended and received a B.S. degree in General Agriculture from Mississippi State University in 1939. Vandy was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941 and trained in radio communications at Quantico, Virginia and Cove Point, Maryland. With the U.S. entry into World War II, he sailed to North Africa and fought in the Western Desert Campaign and Italy, transmitting Army commands and battlefield information and sending press releases for the journalist Ernie Pyle to major newspapers in America. He received a medal for his heroic actions while in Italy. Before leaving for North Africa, he met Margaret Virginia Norfolk in Maryland and they corresponded frequently throughout the war years. Then, following the war and after returning to the States in 1945, he married Virginia on Sept. 22, 1945. The new couple had three children, Diane, Paul and Mary Jane. Vandy worked for the University of Maryland as County Extension Agent for Anne Arundel and Calvert Coun-


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ties. He eventually earned his Master’s Degree in 1967 with a major in Extension Education and minor in Recreation. He received the Distinguished Service Award and Outstanding Agent Award during the 26 years with the Extension Service. Upon retirement in 1972, he acquired his real estate license and worked for Bright Acres Realty in Owings, Maryland for 12 years. After living all their adult lives in Huntingtown, Maryland, Vandy and Virginia moved to Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Maryland. Vandy cared for Virginia until her death in 2003. He was a member of Huntingtown United Methodist Church, The American Legion Post #85, and the Lions Club. Vandy served in many capacities in those organizations. He was an avid dancer and bridge player, excellent gardener and loved to travel. He was the life of a party and loved his children and grandchildren with great joy. Vandy is survived by his children Diane Gibson Lichtenberger of Ellicott City, Maryland, Paul Norfolk Vanderford of San Jose, California, and Mary Jane (Kirk) Wolter of Lake Forest, Illinois. His grandchildren, Drew Lichtenberger, Laura Lichtenberger , Asilinn (Tim) La Brie, Nycole Brooks, and Alexander (Hui-Jeong) Wolter and by nine great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Rausch Funeral on Friday, Sept. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service of celebration will be held on Sept. 21 at 10:30 am at Huntingtown Methodist Church, Huntingtown, Md. To leave condolences visit

Jason Darcel Smith, 31 Jason Darcel “Jaybird” Smith, 31 of Lusby, Md., formerly of Temple Hills, Md., passed away peacefully at his residence on Sept. 18. He was born on July 30, 1982 in Washington, D.C. to Karen Elaine Smith Johnson. He attended Maryland School for the Blind and graduated in 1990. Jaybird is survived by his loving parents, Karen and Kelven Johnson of Lusby, Md.; grandparents, Hicks and Barbara Smith of Temple Hills, Md. and Norma Johnson of Oxon Hill, Md. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jan Baxter officiating. Interment will follow in the Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Md.

Raymond Gibson Trott, 89 Raymond Gibson Trott, 89, of Huntingtown, Md., died peacefully Sept. 17, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Raymond was born on October 25, 1923 in the Trott family farm house in Huntingtown, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Priscilla (Gibson) Trott, his father, Allen Gordon Trott (both of Huntingtown), and by an older brother, Edgar Allen Trott, a career U.S. Army officer, of Edgewater, Md. He was married to the late Thelma Jones (Buckler) Trott for nearly 46 years before she passed away in April, 1989. In June 1991, Raymond married Donna (Yommer) McDonald Trott. Raymond graduated from Calvert County High School in 1940. After graduation, he attended technical training school in Baltimore,

Maryland, where he was introduced to electronics and general radio technology, training which would be the cornerstone on which Raymond would build his later career. In August 1943, he was inducted into the United States Army and sent to Riverside, California, to attend Radio Technician School prior to deployment to the war zone. Before Raymond was sent overseas, World War II, in both the Atlantic and the Pacific, would end. On February 5, 1946, he received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army in the rank of Technician Fifth Grade (Technical Corporal). He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, as well as a Good Conduct Medal for his service to the United States during WWII. Upon discharge from the Army, Raymond returned to Calvert County where he pursued a career as an electrician. Subsequent to earning a State of Maryland Master Electricians license he was employed by the U.S. Navy at the U. S. Mine Warfare Test Station in Solomons Island, Maryland. He was later appointed to a position as an Engineering Technician at the Naval Research Laboratory, Chesapeake Bay Detachment, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, where he subsequently would be promoted to the position of Facilities Manager of the Chesapeake Bay Detachment. He continued in that position until he retired on June 3, 1983 after 42 years of combined service in the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Army. Like most farmers or farmers’ sons, Raymond felt a need to be engaged continuously in worthwhile activities and so did not remain idle for long. In 1985 he went to work for the Calvert County Government as an Electrical Inspector in the Department of Inspections and Permits. In June 1995, following ten years of service with Calvert County, now nearly 72 years of age, Raymond again decided to retire. This time permanently. Raymond Trott was one of those genuine people that come along only infrequently. Those who knew him respected him for his honesty, his integrity and his service to others. He lived by the personal credo that he had a responsibility to help others whenever he could. He would abide by that philosophy all of his life. He served as President of the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department from 1974 to 1976; and he was an EMT as well, only stopping this latter involvement as he grew older and came to realize that “running on the ambulance” was something that should be left to “the younger volunteers.” He was a life-long member of the Huntingtown United Methodist Church where he served on various church committees and was involved in many projects over the years. Raymond’s service to community extended to outreach organizations such as the Prince Frederick Masonic Lodge No. 142, A.F & A.M. where he was a member for over sixty years, and where he served as Worshipful Master in 1962. He also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over sixty years where he was a Past Patron of Prince Frederick Chapter No. 104, and Unity Chapter No. 112. He was also a Past Grand Patron (1999-2000) of the Grand Chapter of Maryland, Order of the Eastern Star and was appointed to the Membership Committee by the General Grand Chapter (International) of the Order of the Eastern Star (2003-2006). He was a member of Boumi Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Baltimore, Maryland, Scottish Rite Valley of Baltimore and Valley of Southern Maryland, Pa-Po-Peake Shrine Club of Southern Maryland, Past Masters of Southern Maryland, National Sojourners, Old Dominion Chapter #364, Alexandria, Va. and Heroes’ of ’76. Raymond would lead an active life until he became ill. He and his wife, Donna, loved to travel by air, land, or sea (especially cruising). They

traveled far and wide: from Australia to Alaska and many places in between, including spending summer and fall days at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. Raymond loved baseball generally: he coached the Huntingtown Babe Ruth team for several years in the early 1970s. He also had a special interest in the old Washington Senators. He also was a long-time season-ticket holder and ardent fan of his favorite football team, The Washington Redskins. He loved the outdoors, and in the spring and summer would sit outside his home in Huntingtown, listening to the sounds of birds at play and catching a glimpse of a deer or two passing close by. Raymond is survived by his wife, Donna McDonald Trott, of 22 years; sons: Robert Allen Trott and his wife, Theresa, and David Arthur Trott and his wife, Colleen, both of Huntingtown; daughter, Brenda Elaine (Trott) Allen and her husband, Peter, of Palmyra, Va.; Step-Daughter, Cheryl Ann (Cook) Simms and her husband, Mark, of Huntingtown; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Friends and family were received on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, and on Monday Sept. 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Huntingtown U.M. Church, where a funeral service and celebration of Raymond’s life followed at 11a.m.. Interment will be at Miranda Cemetery, Huntingtown, Md. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Veterans Assistance Fund, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, or to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 in memory of Raymond G. Trott.

Louise Elizabeth Hershey, 92 Louise Elizabeth (Winterfeldt) Hershey, 92, passed away on Sept. 20. She was predeceased by her husband, Karl S. Hershey, sons, Thomas and Edward Hershey, and parents, Arthur and Marie Winterfeldt. She is survived by her daughters Karlene Helmick and Susan Montgomery, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and loving in-laws. Louise was born in Washington, D.C., and received her LPN from the National Institute of Nursing, Washington, D.C. She was also active in various organizations to include, Cobb Island 4-H Club, Ladies of Charity, Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church Choir, Issue, Md., and served on the Charles County Board of Elections. The family received friends on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home. Interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. The family asks for contributions to be made in Louise’s memory to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142

Paul L. Berry Paul L. Berry was born in San Jose, Calif., Sept. 4, 1921, the only son of Elmer G. and Nellie B. Berry. By 1932 the family moved from California to Montgomery County, Maryland with relatives where they remained

until Paul’s father was killed in an auto accident in 1934. Following this he and his mother moved from Maryland to Washington, D.C. where they lived for a number of years. During this time Paul graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1939 and American University in 1943. While at AU he met fellow student Doris Patterson whom he married in 1945. That same year, Paul joined the staff of the Library of Congress where he remained in service until he retired in January, 1980. During his tenure there, he advanced in various positions of increasing responsibility in the area of public reference. In the 1980s Paul was also on the Board of Trustees of American University and Board Secretary for several years. In 1981, Paul and Doris built a house on Battle Creek in Calvert County, MD. During this period they enjoyed traveling and took many trips to Italy, Mexico, and Great Britain. In October 1996, they moved to Asbury Solomons Island. In 1982 Paul began his service as the volunteer librarian at the Calvert Marine Museum where he served for over 30 years and accumulated almost 27,000 volunteer hours. In recognition of his remarkable service and contribution to the museum, the library was renamed in his honor in 2007: the Paul. L. Berry Reference Library. He is also the only volunteer to receive his own telephone extension, parking space, and mailbox – recognition of his place as a respected member of the staff. In 1984 he assumed editorship of the museum’s newsletter, the Bugeye Times, creating such a high standard that it won numerous publication awards over the years. Paul also served on the museum’s Board of Governors from 1984 to 1990, and served as president of the board for four of those years. During this period he was also active in volunteer service in the Calvert County Historic District Commission. In 1991 Paul joined the Board of Directors of the American Chestnut Land Trust where he served with the utmost integrity and sense of responsibility for over 20 years. Paul’s leadership skills were immediately recognized with his election as board secretary in 1992 and as treasurer from 1996 to 2013. As treasurer, Paul became a beloved volunteer member of the staff, spending hours in the office on a weekly basis overseeing the accurate recording of the trust’s financial records. He served on various committees throughout his tenure on the board and as the unofficial historian of the land trust. In 2005, Paul was awarded the American Chestnut Land Trust’s Presidents’ Award for his outstanding efforts in pursuit of the conservation of the natural and cultural resources of Calvert County, Maryland. Paul is survived by Doris, his wife of 68 years, his daughter Marsha J. Berry of St. Paul, Mn., his son Don L. Berry, wife Cassie Bosley and her two sons Morgan and Severn, of Shepherdstown, WVA. Memorial contributions may be given to the Calvert Marine Museum, P.O. Box 94, Solomons, MD 20688 and the American Chestnut Land Trust, P.O. Box 2363, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. A Celebration of Paul’s Life is scheduled for October 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum ( Local arrangements were handled by the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., Lusby, Md. For more information or to leave condolences please visit



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

September 2013 is “Hunger Action Month” in Maryland: The Maryland State Police and the State Highway Administration have teamed up with the Maryland Food Bank to promote and assist with a Food Drive Drop Off. Every Maryland State Police Barrack in the state and various SHA locations are dedicated food collection sites during the month of September. In Calvert, donations may be brought to the Prince Frederick Barrack at 210 Main Street in Prince Frederick. For a list of specific items that are accepted, please visit www. or You may also pick up a brochure containing this information at the Prince Frederick Barrack. The Maryland Food Bank is a 501©3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. Theft: On Sept. 15 at 5:58 p.m., Trooper Matthews responded to the 7000 block of Broomes Island Rd. in St. Leonard for a reported theft. A black Ipad Mini Tablet was stolen from the victim’s residence while workers were in the home. A suspect has been developed and the investigation continues. Theft from Vehicle: On Sept. 20 at 12:10 p.m., Trooper Follin responded to the 3600 block of Harlequin Ct. in Huntingtown for a

reported theft. An unlocked vehicle was entered and a black/chrome colored 120 gigabyte Apple Ipod and some coin change were stolen. Investigation continues. Destruction of Property: On Sept. 21 at 11:05 a.m., Trooper First Class Esnes responded to the Food Lion in Lusby for a reported destruction of property. An electrical box owned by SMECO was defaced with spray paint. Investigation continues. Possession of Marijuana: On Sept. 21 at 2:39 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Western Shores Blvd. off Rt. 4 in St. Leonard. While speaking with the driver, the odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from within the interior of the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed marijuana. Pieter J. Traas, 52 of Solomons, was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Theft: On Sept. 21 at 6:58 p.m., Trooper First Class Oles responded to the 4400 block of Virginia Avenue in Prince Frederick for a reported theft. The victim reported that quantities of prescription medications were stolen from a purse inside the home. A possible suspect has been developed. Investigation continues.

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

During the week of September 16 through September 22 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,297 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward. Assault Case #13-54782: On September 14 at 4:39 p.m. DFC M. Quinn responded to the parking lot of the North Beach Fire Department for a call from a citizen that two men were fighting in Harris the parking lot. Quinn spoke with the two who advised they had been involved in a physical altercation with each other. Quinn arrested them and charged each with Jones second degree assault. The men are identified as Travis D. Harris, 24 of Prince Frederick and Keith G. Jones, 26 of Chesapeake Beach. Attempted Burglary Case #13-55007: Sometime between August 25 and September 15 someone tried to gain entry to a home in the 200 block of Valerie Lane in Lusby. A door and the screen were damaged. DFC M. Velasquez is investigating. Burglary Case #13-55109: A burglary to a home in the 12400 block of Rousby Hall Road in Lusby was reported to DFC R. Wilson on September 16. It is unknown when the burglary occurred but the suspect(s) stole $5000 worth of copper piping. The investigation continues.

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Burglary Case #13-55173: Someone broke into a home in the 2200 block of Wilson Road in Huntingtown on September 16 between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and stole cash and binoculars. Cpl. T. Smith is investigating. CDS Violation Case #13-55599: On September 19 at 4:53 a.m. Cpl. A. Moschetto stopped a vehicle for traveling at 91 mph in a 55 mph zone on northbound Md. Rt. 4 near Calvert Cliffs Parkway in Lusby. He made contact with the driver, identified as Ricardo Stephen Tompkins, III, 21 of Mechanicsville. Tompkins was cited for speeding and possession of a schedule I drug: Marijuana less than 10 grams. Theft Case 13-55663: Dep. T. Holt responded to the Dunkirk Walmart on September 19 at 12:07 p.m. for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Holt charged a 17-year-old male from Dunkirk with theft for stealing over $90 worth of items from the store. The juvenile was charged on a youth report and released to a parent.

Theft Case #13-55722: Someone stole a Craftsman 15 hp pressure washer, black and silver in color, along with 50 feet of hose, valued at $500 from a home in the 9100 block of Frederick Avenue in North Beach sometime between September 12 and 18. Cpl. M. Naecker is investigating. Destruction of Property Case #1355727, 55729 and 55730: Dep. T. Holt took reports from three victims in Huntingtown subdivisions for damage to flower beds and some fencing. The flowers near the sign for Plum Point Woods were pulled from the ground and thrown in the roadway and the fence behind the sign was pulled out of the ground as were three lights. In the Wilburn Estates all of the flowers near the sign were ripped up and the same occurred on Wineberry Court. The total amount of damage is $880. The investigation is continuing. Theft from Vehicle Case #13-55834: A victim reported to DFC A. Mohler that sometime between 10:30 p.m. on September 19 and 8:30 a.m. on September 20, someone entered her unlocked vehicle which was parked in front of her home in the 800 block of Monarch Lane in Huntingtown and stole her purse containing cash and credit cards. The purse was later located in the yard with all its’ contents except the wallet. CDS Violation Case #13-55838: On September 20 at 10:33 a.m. Dep. L. Wood conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Barreda Boulevard and Chestnut Drive in Lusby. Wood found the Tackett driver and passenger to both be in possession of suspected drugs. Kayla Marie Tackett, 18 of Lusby was charged with driving without a license, possession of a schedule Edwards II drug; Adderall and possession of a noncontrolled substance; Amitriptyline Hydrochloride. The passenger, Lisa Marie Edwards, 21 of Lusby, was charged with possession of a schedule II drug; Adderall. Attempted Burglary Case #13-56224: Unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry to the concession stand in Marley Run Park on Cox Road in Huntingtown between September 21 and 22. Nothing was taken. DFC R. Kreps is investigating.


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By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Aaron and Maryam Malone are breaking cultural barriers and boundaries through the universal language: music. While Aaron Malone has trained for years in western and classical music- the violin and viola, Maryam Malone has been trained in Eastern music, specifically for the tar. Because the two genres have never been crossed before, there was no music for the couple to be able to play together. Once they realized their problem, they decided to do something about it. The Malone’s decided to compose their own pieces to play. Originally, the couple created between two and three minute pieces in different house and chamber settings before, “the piece took on a life of its own,” said Aaron Malone. When they realized the music could speak for and bridge the gap between American and Middle Eastern cultures, they figured that the traditions and inspirations they took on while composing their music could be a strong significance in something bigger. The Malone’s have been actively composing for about 18 months now and are in the process of developing an album, showcasing the blending of sounds and subsequent cultures. They hope to begin touring the central east coast of the United States in the coming months. Aaron Malone pointed out that while there is so much interest in their project in Turkey and in the Middle East, the United States does not really know or understand what is happening. “This may be one of the first, if not the first, times the tar has been used in American music,” he said. Through this, he feels as through both he and his wife could become cross boarder ambassadors of some sort just by sharing their love of music. “It’s bigger than just us,” he said. The Malone’s have started a kickstarter campaign, an element in fundraising which helps them to cover the costs that come with building an album as well as the documentary project they are also taking on. The kickstarter, they hope, will cover studio time, mixing and editing of the album, a film crew, publicist, website and photography. In their campaign, they are asking for $12,000 to help cover all of those expenses. The campaign ends on Sunday, Oct. 6. As of Sept. 24, the Malone’s have gotten

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Captains Get Wet and Wild at Annual Watermen’s Festival The 2013 Watermen’s Festival on Solomons Island hosted 18 boats and more than 2,000 spectators on Sept. 22, according to Calvert County Watermen’s Association President Tommy Zinn. Charter Boats – Paul Jones Boat - Elaina Scott

Team – Fred Lewis Boat – White Lightning

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Shootout, Large – Fred Lewis Boat – White Lightning

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2,000 fans showed up for the docking contest.

Sheriff’s Office PFC Yuri Bortchevsky raises the flag at the 2013 Watermen’s Festival.

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Presenting Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert 2013

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer The 2013 Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert Scholarship Contest took place Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick. The contest judges Calvert County residents ages 16 to 19 on academic achievement, participation in school and community activities, public speaking abilities and poise. In order to become a contestant in the contest, students must fill out an application and submit an official school transcript along with a sponsor’s entry fee. In the competition part of the contest, each participant is required to present their biography, highlighting the achievements they have received and accomplished both in school and in their community. They are then each asked an extemporaneous question and are judged both on their speech and their response. Serving as judges for this year’s contest were Fern Brown, Kenny Dyson and Jennifer Totten. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was the 2012 Lord Calvert, Edward Town. The event was sponsored by several companies, including: PNC Bank, The Help Association, Inc., Calvert County Fair, Inc., the Rotary Club of Prince Frederick, Floral Expressions and the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners.

All participants receive a check for their efforts. Winners and first runner-ups also receive college scholarships. This year, Josiah Manning, sponsored by the Calvert County 4-H All Stars became the 2013 Lord Calvert and Gretchen Eichelberger, sponsored by Bayside Auto Care, LLC, was crowned Lady Tranquility. During their reign as Lord Calvert and Miss Tranquility respectively, Manning and Eichelberger will be expected to represent Calvert County in various countywide events as well as appear at the Calvert County fair and assist with events. The Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert Scholarship Contest is run as a part of the Calvert County Fair; a volunteer, non-profit 501 C (3) entity. The fair began in 1886 in what is now the city of Dunkirk. The fair was originally a display of cattle and tobacco, as well a horse racing competition. Now, according to the Calvert County fair website, the fair both educates and entertains the residents of Calvert County, and their guests, reminding the current generation of its agricultural roots and promotes the importance of the agricultural community in the lives of all. For more information, visit calvertcountyfair. com,, or call 410-535-0026


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Sp rts SENIOR LIVING Note the Time Lunch is normally served daily at 12 noon at all three senior centers. The first four Thursdays of October, October 3, 10, 17 and 24, lunch will be served at 11 a.m. 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.

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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. Meals on Wheels (MOW) Calvert MOW is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides delivered meals up to five weekdays each week to homebound individuals. Due to the growing number of recipients, MOW is looking for volunteers to deliver meals. If you would like to volunteer or need additional information, please call the Office on Aging at 410535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Like to work with computers and want to share that with others? We are looking for volunteers to teach basic computer skills. For more information call 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. The fitness room is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical machine and other equipment are available. Before first use an orientation

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is required to learn to use the equipment safely. The next orientation will be held Wednesday, October 2, 9:30 a.m. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Ladies, come out for a PMS Party, Tuesday, October 1, 5 p.m. Enjoy Pizza, Movie and Sundaes. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $6 per person. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Go Pink! Start the month with a Breast Cancer Awareness and Survivor Reception, Tuesday, October 1, 1 p.m. Toast survivors and find ways to help the cause. Join in Feel Good Bingo, Thursday, October 3, 11 a.m. Marcia Monnett, Geriatric Nurse Counselor, will talk about depression in a lighthearted setting. Small prizes will be awarded. 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 30 Hamburger w/Cheese, Roll, Baked Beans, Carrots, Fresh Fruit Tuesday, October 1 Stuffed Shells, Tossed Salad, Bread Sticks, Italian Green Beans, Fresh Fruit Wednesday, October 2 Chicken Salad, Peas, Hard Boiled Egg, Lentils, Pickle, Roll, Pear Half Thursday, October 3 Pork Fajitas, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Refried Beans, Salsa, Fresh Fruit, Brownie Friday, October 4 Fish and Chips, Cole Slaw, Pineapple Bean Salad, Cornbread


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Entertainment Calendar Thursday, Sept. 26 Tracy Allen Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) - 8 p.m.

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Acting on Wheels By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer The New Direction Community Theatre is hosting its ninth performance, “Come Blow Your Horn” By Neil Simon, the weekends of Sept. 27 at the Long Beach Community Center, and Oct. 4, at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus at 7 p.m. with an Oct. 6 performance at 2 p.m. The play, according to the New Direction website, is the story of a young man’s decision to leave the home of his parents for the bachelor pad of his older brother who leads a swinging ‘60’s lifestyle. The cast of “Come Blow Your Horn consists of six performers, all of which are regulars when it comes to the performing aspect. Sherry Mervine said that some of the actors have worked together in previous theaters, which made the rehearsals easier when it came to the relationships. Stage manager Gabriel Kesler describes the play as a family dealing with relationships as children grow up and leave their parents. Working with New Direction, Kesler said the experience has made him appreciate his time with theatre as a whole. “New Direction is one of the closest knit community theatres that I’ve been a part of,” he said. While New Direction is smaller than some of the programs he has been a part of, he said that “the biggest challenge is the funding”. The problem, he said, comes from the lack of money that being part of a new community theatre program comes with. “So much of what we can and cannot do is based on funding,” he said, “because the talent from New Direction is at least equal to every other theatre group around us.” Mervine stated that having the same venue for all of their performances this year, CSM, has been a big help, but because, “we don’t usually get into the space we are preforming at until about 24 hours beforehand,” the cast has to be well practiced beforehand. One of the biggest goals of New Direction, right now, is finding a permanent home. “We’ve been rehearsing at community centers but it’s not the same,” Kesler said, adding, “to a certain degree it is an obstacle that we have to overcome.” The lack of a physical building has not discouraged the New Direction community, it has encouraged them. “We have a lot more pride in the work we do,” Kesler said. New Direction Community Theatre has been around since 2010, putting on productions such as, “An Evening of One Acts”, “The Odd Couple” and “Holka Polka”. For more information about New Direction Community Theatre, or to audition for one of their next productions, visit, or email

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Monday, Sept. 30 Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 1 Patty & John Ruddy Duck Alehouse (168110 Piney Point Rd, Piney Point) – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 Wolf Blues Jam Londontowne Pub (726 Londontowne Pub, Edgewater) – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 3 Karaoke Applebees (4100 N W Crain Highway, Bowie) – 9 p.m.


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Library Events Thursday, Sept. 26 • 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 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 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. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Friday, Sept. 27 • 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 • Southern Matinee Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 4 p.m. When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to "outsource" their retirement to a resort in faroff India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, this film is a "true classic that reminds us that it's never too late to find love and a fresh beginning.” Please register. 410-326-5289

Saturday, Sept. 28 • 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 non-battery 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 non-battery 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

Monday, September 30 • 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! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Created Equal: Screening & Discussion of Freedom Riders Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6 p.m. The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who in 1961 creatively challenged segregation in the American South. Screening followed by a short discussion. This series is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, October 1 • Artist of the Month: Michael MacWilliams, Photographer Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819

Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – Throught October Visit his website for samples of his works: 410-257-2411

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• How to Get Library eBooks to Your Device Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to use Maryland's Digital eLibrary and the OverDrive Media Console to check out, download and read library e-books on your tablet, smartphone, ereader or computer. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Writers by the Bay @ the Library Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Looking for a writers' group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

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Wednesday, October 2 • 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 non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-326-5289 • Cinema Café Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6 to 8:30 p.m. This month’s film depicts the struggle of a little guy, Rudy, trying to reach the impossible dream of playing football at Notre Dame. Through his perseverance, he becomes a real life role model in reaching his desired goal. Lights go down at 6:00 pm followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30 pm. Popcorn will be provided. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Lego Mania Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lego enthusiasts will meet monthly to hear a story followed by a Lego building session. Each session will close with sharing time. Legos supplied by library. This month's theme is Transportation. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

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• Frugal Living: Car Care Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. How can you have your car last longer and cost you less? Your questions could be answered at the "Car Care Clinic." Topics include battery care, tune-ups, oils, check engine lights, additives, transmission flushing and more. The presenter is Don Kerr, ASE Master Certified Mechanic. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

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Friday, October 4 • 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

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• Auditions for CSM’s Fall Productions. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata,. 6 p.m. CSM is holding auditions for fall productions of “Farndale Avenue Murder Mystery,” “What I Want to Say but Never Will,” “The Clumsy Custard Horror Show” and “Working.” Performances will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 16 at CSM campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick. Performers ages 10 and up should prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song, bring the sheet music for the accompanist and dress to move. No ‘a cappella’ will be accepted. For information, contact CSM Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Theatre/Dance Keith Hight at or 301-934-7827. • 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. 26 • Little Minnows: Wetland Detective Calvert Marine Museum, 10 to 11 a.m. For children 3 to 5 years old.  Stories and age appropriate activities. Fees are $4 for members and $5 for non-members.  Pre-registration encouraged; call 410326-2042 ext. 41 • Calvert County Fair  Sign up for the Democratic Booth You can sign up by sending an e-mail message to Democratic HQ,, or by calling HQ at 410-414-3660, or by calling Thomas Hausmann at home, 301-855-3155 or by cellphone at  301-502-1783.  • 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 stateof-the-art facility that houses more than 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. Visitors can get up close and personal with our conservators and collections. Group tours are offered year round for a small fee. Call or email jppm@ for more information. Reservations are not required. 410-586-8501 •

Friday, Sept. 27 • Jellyfish 4025 4th Street, North Beach, 2 p.m.

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There’s lots of jellyfish in the Chesapeake Bay! squishy creatures, listen to a Learn about these jellyfish story and make a jellyfish craft to take home! Free. Recommended for preschool-elementary school age. • Calvert County Fair Sign up for the Democratic Booth You can sign up by sending an e-mail message to Democratic HQ,, or by calling HQ at 410-414-3660, or by calling Thomas Hausmann at home, 301-855-3155 or by cellphone at  301-502-1783.  • Friday Night Farmers Market, Classic Car Cruise-in 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. 301-855-6681 •

Saturday, Sept. 28 • Lore Oyster House Day Calvert Marine Museum, 1 to 4 p.m. Experience life and work in an oyster packing house.  Practice with oyster tongs off the seawall and try your hand at lifting fully loaded oyster baskets.  In the shucking room, shuck oysters and sing work songs wearing your apron and gloves in your shucking stall; find out how much you could earn shucking.   Learn about oyster biology from our giant oyster, Rock E. Feller. Free. • Dee of St. Mary’s Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, 2 to 4 p.m. Cruise on our newly acquired skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s.  Enjoy sailing the Patuxent River aboard this iconic skipjack with Captain Ed.  Relish the sites on the water and learn about the life of a working waterman.  Departs from the Lore Oyster House.  Fee is $25 per person.  Pre-registration required; call 410-3262042, ext. 41.  Space is limited. • Macalpine-Downie/ Gibbs Regatta Solomons SMSA Small Boat Invitational & the Buccaneer 18 Class association’s “Macalpine-Downie/Gibbs Regatta” this is likely to be the biggest buccaneer regatta this fall. • SMSA Small Boat Invitational SMSA, 14490 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons We are now entering the absolute best time of year to sail. If you haven’t been out all summer because you’re waiting for cooler air, warm water, sunshine and wind, it’s here. It will last the next two months so don’t miss it. • Calvert County Fair  Sign up for the Democratic Booth You can sign up by sending an e-mail message to Democratic HQ,, or by calling HQ at 410-414-3660, or by calling Thomas Hausmann at home, 301-855-3155 or by cellphone at 301-502-1783.  • The 1812 Fair and Re-enactment Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In 1814, war reached the shores of Southern Maryland. At the mouth of St. Leonard Creek, on property that is now part of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, Maryland’s largest naval engagement occurred. This living history event puts you in the middle of life in Southern Maryland during the early 1800s. This event features tactical demonstrations and re-enactments, camp life, live entertainment, crafts, music and handson activities. After the day’s activities, experience happy hour 1812-style! Join the festivities at “Patter-

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Community Events son’s Pint,” our version of a tavern in the 1800s. Enjoy an evening filled with live period music, games, drink, food and fun. See website for fees. 410-586-8501 • • Drive In Movie North Beach With the forecast for rain this evening, the drivein movie is rescheduled to Sept. 28 at dusk. We are sorry for any inconvenience! • Yard Sale 11219 Lakeside Drive, Dunkirk – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Something for everyone! There will be household items, furniture, costumes and family apparel. Come on out!

Sunday, Sept. 29 • Jennifer Cooper, Carl Reichelt, Jonah Yeh, and special guest baritone, Shouvik Mondle at DiGiovanni’s “Opera Night: II” 14556 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, 5 to 8 p.m. Due to popular demand, DiGiovianni’s will host another Opera Night complete with all new repertoire and special guest baritone, Shouvik Mondle. Jennifer Cooper (mezzo-soprano), Carl Reichelt (guitar) and Jonah Yeh (piano) return to bring you an extraordinary program of opera and art song, spanning 400 years of your favorite composers including Rossini, Wagner, Mozart, R. Strauss, and many more.  Arrive by 5 p.m. to mingle, sip wine, nibble savories, select your prix fixe meal choices, and settle in.  Dinner is served at 6 p.m. while you enjoy an exquisite collection of art songs.  Then, kick off your dessert course with a special performance of beloved opera arias and duets.  Top it all off with a surprise finale about the comedic struggles of the altos of the world!  This event consistently sells out a full month in advance.  Reservations are required.  Call Gerri at 410-394-6400 or www.digiovannisrestaurant. com. • Meet Local Author:  Jeanne Pirtle Calvert Marine Museum, 3 p.m. Jeanne Pirtle will talk about her new book, Sotterley Plantation in the member’s lounge followed by a book signing. • SMSA Small Boat Invitational SMSA, 14490 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons We are now entering the absolute best time of year to sail. If you haven’t been out all summer because you’re waiting for cooler air, warm water, sunshine and wind, it’s here. It will last the next two months so don’t miss it. • History of Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay 4025 4th Street, North Beach, 2 p.m. Children and adults alike will enjoy hearing about the fascinating history of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay while viewing the Bayside History Museum’s fishing collection. Topics will include the history of the Chesapeake Bay Fishing Fairs and fishing boats through the years. We will also be joined by a special guest, a professional Chesapeake Bay fisherman, who will talk about rods, reels, bait and…fish of course! Kids will also get to play a fun fishing game. Free admission, Drop-in, recommended for age 3 and up. • “Birding the Fields and Trails of Sotterly” Sotterly Plantation, 8 to 11 a.m. Leaders: Michael Patterson and David Moulton 9240-278-4473, Join us for a bird filled exploration of this scenic and historic Patuxent River property. Beginners are welcome. From Rt 235, go north on Sotterly Road. Turn right through the gates to the gravel parking lot on the Sotterly historic property. • Calvert County Fair  Sign up for the Democratic Booth You can sign up by sending an e-mail message to Democratic HQ,, or by calling HQ at 410-414-3660, or by calling Thomas Hausmann at home, 301-855-3155 or by cellphone at  301-502-1783.  • Sunday Afternoon with the Pattersons Tour Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, 2 p.m.

Point Farm was the country retreat of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. In 1983 Mrs. Patterson donated the property to the state in honor of her late husband, creating Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Join us for a guided tour of this beautiful 1933 Colonial Revival brick house and gardens designed by noted female architects Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely. For reservations call 410-586-8501 or email jppm@ 410-586-8501 • • Yard Sale 11219 Lakeside Drive, Dunkirk – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Something for everyone! There will be household items, furniture, costumes and family apparel. Come on out!

Monday, Sept. 30 • Zumba Fitness with Joyce Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. No dance experience Required. Newcomers please join us. The more the merrier. Only a $3 donation per class. For more information and directions, please contact me at

Tuesday, Oct. 1 • Deadline for “Uplifting Designs” Bra Art Contest 41660 Courthouse Drive, The Profit Building, Leonardtown The St. Mary’s County Arts Council invites artists to submit a decorated piece of “Bra Art” to the 1st Annual Uplifting Designs Bra Art Contest to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All entries should be turned in to the Town of Leonardtown Office, hours M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The bras will be displayed in Leonardtown during “Pink Friday” from 5 to 8p.m. on Oct. 4th. Come and vote with your donation for your favorite design. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Cancer Support Programs at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. There is no charge to enter the event. Entry forms and complete details are available at The bra contest is meant to be fun and whimsical while providing an important health message to the community. Bras should be selected and decorated in a manner that is tasteful; no inappropriate or offensive entries will be put on display for this program. For more information contact Nell Elder at 240-687-5418.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 • 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 Library Cinema Cafe to show inspirational football film Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 6 p.m. Join Calvert Library Prince Frederick for a movie that depicts the struggle of a little guy named Rudy, trying to reach the impossible dream of playing football at Notre Dame. His blue collar family only laughs at his ambitions as they know he will follow in his fathers’ footsteps to work in the local steel mill.  Some dreams never die and through his perseverance, he becomes a real life role-model in reaching his desired goal.  His victory against the odds makes him a model not only for his five younger brothers, but also for the viewer.  Based on a true story, this is the must-see movie of the fall! Lights go down at 6 p.m. and the film will be followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30 p.m.  Popcorn will be served.  For more information, call Robyn Truslow at (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.


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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.

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Apartment Rentals 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 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. Rent: $600.00

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