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October 31, 2013



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Rob Bailey and his daughter, Stella, show off their Halloween costumes at North Beach’s fourth annual Halloween Boo Bash.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Democrats from all over Southern Maryland came out to the third bi-annual summit, held Oct. 25 and 26 at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach. Speakers included Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Congressman Steny Hoyer and keynote speaker U.S. Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski said the Republican Party was practicing a form of “shut down, slam down, knock down politics” and criticized the Republican party’s willingness to furlough government employees and risk the credit of the country and American citizens all in hopes of hurting President Barack Obama. She likened recent Republican and Tea Party actions to the mafia threatening to burn down a business if the owner does not comply with their demands, then calling the business owner unreasonable when he refuses to comply. “We all stuck together and we won,” said Mikulski. She advocated an increase in minimum wage, saying “a full time job should not mean full time poverty.” Legislation needs

to be enacted that raises minimum wage and gives people the boost they need to succeed, Mikulski said. Hoyer said many problems facing government today date back to the 2010 election. “It was the most negative, ideological and uncompromising election there has ever been,” Hoyer said. That election sowed a dislike of government in Republicans who were elected that year, several of whom were recently reelected. Their distaste for government and public service showed in their willingness to shut down government and leave it closed, Hoyer said. Franchot said his office is dedicated to serving people, calling comptroller em- Barbara A. Mikulski ployees “tax payer employees.” Like Mikulski, he said people need a hand up to make ends meet. In his office, Franchot and the tax payer employees work to help individuals catch up on tax payments, among other functions. He related the story of an elderly woman who was thousands of dollars behind on her taxes. The comptroller’s office helped her arrange a payment plan of $20 per month. The idea is to work with people instead of against them, Franchot said.

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Commissioner Ready for a Second Term By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt, Jr., is ready to run again. He filed for his second term as Calvert County commissioner with the support of his family in July. Slaughenhoupt was pleased with the progress made during his first term. When it comes to the budget build, Slaughenhaupt is pleased that, this year, all discussions will be conducted in public so any community member interested in the process can remain informed. He is happy to see the beginnings of change to the ethics code in the county, including routine training for staff and measures taken to avoid conflicts of interest. Slaughenhaupt intends to continue focusing on “energizing Prince Frederick” and keeping business in Calvert instead of losing money to Waldorf, Annapolis and even Washington D.C. In addition to promoting Prince Frederick and other community centers, Slaughenhaupt looks forward to the growth of a new county park in Dunkirk. He intends to work with Calvert County Public Schools on future funding for a new Northern High School. He advocates creating a plan for the anticipated influx of funds following the Dominion Cove Point liquid natural gas exporting expansion. Anything done with the money shouldn’t be reactionary, he said. Slaughenhaupt is not a career politician and freely says he is not sure he will seek a third term in 2018, when both he and his wife will retire. He wants to help build a strong foundation for the county to grow on moving forward.

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CASA By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner, District 2 I was invited to sit on a panel, recently, for the CASA program. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate for children. For the abused and neglected children for whom the CASA volunteers advocate, CASA stands for angels. You can be one of these special lifelines for an abused or neglected child if you have about 10 hours to spare per month and you possess a caring heart for children, common sense, want to grow beyond your comfort zone, and want to be a part of the Court process that protects children. CASA volunteers are any adult over 21 years old who can be neutral and non-judgmental, and who can focus on the needs of a child in a non-political manner. Flexible scheduling is available for those who work full-time, and even those who travel in their employment, because scheduling can be done in advance around the needs of the CASA volunteer. So what exactly does a CASA volunteer do? After undergoing training and a background check including references, the CASA volunteer is ordered by the Court to represent the best interests of a particular child. Under the careful guidance and assistance of the CASA supervisor, who is Hala Bizzarro for Calvert County, the CASA volunteer begins a relationship with the child, gets to know his/her foster parents, now called resource parents, teachers, caseworkers, and other important adults in the child’s life, including the birth parents, extended family, community connections. The goal is to pull all the disparate information about the child together into a report for the Court, because the Court works best with the most information possible. The CASA collaborates with the child’s attorney, provided by Southern Maryland Legal Aide, to get what the child needs and to protect the child. At the forum, the Public Defender, Ken Wardlaw, who represents the birth parents, said, “the CASA volunteers are an important part of the process. They bring accountability to the system.” Also on the panel were resource parents, Brian and Susan Reinhart, who were effusive in their praise for CASA volunteers. Susan said, “The Lord put Hala and the CASA volunteer in our lives.” She said that together with the CASA volunteer for her two foster children, they were able to “break the cycle of abuse and neglect.” Brian related he is active duty in the Navy and that his wife was supported emotionally by the CASA volunteer while he was on deployment and could only offer support by telephone. All of the CASA volunteers present talked about how much their lives were enriched by becoming a CASA volunteer. 95 children are currently in foster care in Calvert County, from birth to 21 years old. There are only enough CASA volunteers for 1/3 of them. Males are needed, especially, to work with abused and neglected boys. While the CASA volunteer’s role is to advocate for his/her assigned child through the court process, CASA John Santivasci says that he continues to check on his prior cases, just as any male relative would, because he cares and his boys know it. To learn more, or to volunteer as a CASA, go to HYPERLINK “” and look for the CASA page, or call the Center for Children for Calvert County at 410-535-3047 to apply. The CASAs said that the training (32 hours) and getting up to speed on a new case required the most time commitment, but they agreed that about 10 hours per month was required most of the time, with flexible scheduling. The training is offered frequently, and can also be offered around a volunteer’s schedule. They wanted me to share that Hala, the CASA Supervisor, will hold your hand until you are experienced. On-going training and resources are available, including an Annual State Conference for CASAs from all over the state. Circuit Court Judge Greg Wells closed the panel by saying: “As a CASA, you will make a difference and you will find the experience fulfilling. The Center for Children also welcomes donations and other kinds of volunteer efforts like fundraising and marketing. Won’t you step up and make the difference for an abused or neglected child in our County? Both the children and I will thank you!

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Opposition Voices Concern About Dominion Cove Point Expansion By Sarah Miller Staff Writer As the construction on the proposed exporting facility at Dominion Cove Point draws closer, action groups are coming out in opposition to the operations. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) held a town hall meeting on Oct. 24 to discuss the proposed expansion and its possible ramifications on Calvert County. More than 300 people attended the meeting, according to information from CCAN. “The heavy turnout simply shows just how important this issue is – and how little information seems to have gotten out to the public from Dominion Resources, the company in question,” a follow-up email sent to attendees from Southern Maryland Organizer Jon Kenney said. According to CCAN information, if built, the $3.8 billion facility at Dominion Cove Point would “…liquefy fracked gas from Appalachia and ship it to India and Japan. For southern Calvert County it would generate record-high road traffic, tanker-ship traffic, pollution emissions and significant safety concerns.” Dominion Cove Point representatives were not invited to the Oct. 24 meeting, according to spokesman Dan Donovan. He attended the meeting and found many “half truths” being spoken. It is true that some trees will be cut down in the staging areas, but an equivalent number of replacement plants will

be planted either on or off site. As for traffic snarls, Dominion Cove Point is working with state and local officials to work out a traffic plan that would keep heavy trucks and traffic off the roads during pre-existing peak hours, Donovan said. Kenney’s message went on to state that “…most Calvert residents are just learning about the proposed 60-foot tall “sound wall” Dominion is proposing to build along Cove Point Road and the parking lot for 1,700 construction worker vehicles along Route 4. Not to mention the three million tons of carbon dioxide pollution annually.” He encouraged citizens to sign a petition to Governor O’Malley demanding a full “Environmental Impact Statement” from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. CCAN will host another town hall at St. Mary’s College of Maryland at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 will include many of the same speakers as the event in Lusby with additional discussion of investments that are a better, safer alternative to the massive investment in polluting infrastructure represented by the Cove Point export facility. The event is part of a statewide tour being organized from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3 to raise awareness across Maryland of the dangers associated with LNG exports at Cove Point. For more information about CCAN, visit www. or e-mail

Commissioners’ Decision Draws Protest By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Opinions regarding the proposed Dominion Cove Point (DCP) expansion were cold during a joint public forum held with the Board of County Commissioners and the Planning Commission on Oct. 29. Nearly 200 community members came out to the public forum, held to consider an ordinance change that would exempt liquid natural gas plants from meeting county building regulations. “The Zoning Ordinance currently provides an exemption for Qualified Commercial Power Generating Facilities due to the rigorous federal standards that must be met for these facilities,” according to information at the Board of County Commissioners regularly meeting, going on to say “the text amendment proposes to expand the exemption to include Liquid Natural Gas Import or Export Facilities for the same reason.” Attendees represented homeowner organizations from Lusby, environmental advocacy groups such as the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and even a lobbiest from Washington D.C. The majority attended to speak for themselves and their personal concerns. One speaker during the joint public forum, held the evening after the Board of County Commissioners meeting, said the Nuclear Regulatory Committee’s level of oversight is much higher than the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the group that oversees the liquid natural gas plant.

Community members accused the commissioners of “greasing the slides” for the expansion, doing what DCP requested without any thought to public or environmental safety. Others asked the board to wait until a comprehensive impact study is released from DCP and the community gets some of their questions, ranging from worries about an explosion to noise and exit routes for the community is there is an emergency at DCP. The facility is located on Cove Point Road, which is the only way in and out for several homeowners. If there is an emergency at the plant, they would be forced to drive in front of DCP to reach Route 2/4.There are also worries about traffic on two-lane Cove Point Road and the negative impact the expansion would have on community members’ daily commute. The Planning Commission voted to approve the amendment 4-1, with two members abstaining. The Board of County Commissioners followed with a 4-1 vote to approve the change. In an interview after the vote, Dominion Cove Point spokesman Dan Donovan said an in-depth impact study, which would address many concerns expressed at the forum, is required as part of their application to FERC, an addition to 1,200 pages of documentation already submitted. Dominion Cove Point is required to obtain approximately 60 permits before they can begin construction, Donovan said. For more information, visit


COUNTY NEWS North Beach Celebrates Trick or Treating Season Thursday, October 31, 2013

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The turnout at the fourth annual Halloween Boo Bash was the largest in the event’s history, said coordinator Sharon Hall. Hundreds of children and parents came out for the trick or treating tour of North Beach and costume contest, judged by local town council members. This year’s was the second Boo Bash for Savannah Kirk, who said the highlight of the afternoon is getting candy. Some parents dressed up along with their children, like Andrew and Alyssa Walton who dressed as the Mad Hatter and Alice from “Alice in Wonderland” and Rob and Stella Bailey, which dressed as a banana and a monkey. A drive-in screening of “Monsters, Inc” followed the Boo Bash. North Beach hosts the fourth annual Boo Bash. Tiffany Zook and her son, Nicholas, prepare for an afternoon of trick or treating.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer As the February deadline for filing to run for a public office in the 2014 election draws closer, registrations are trickling in. Emad Dides is one of the most recent declarants, a Prince Frederick based businessman who moved to Calvert County in 1992 and intends to run for the Board of County Commissioners. “They (the Board of County Commissioners) maintain a good old boy network’” Dides said, citing incidents with Community Planning and Building during which he felt if he had the right last name he would have gotten better service. Streamlining Community Planning and Building is one of Dides’s goals if he was to become a county commissioner. Getting through the department is a challenge, Dides said, and he has known business owners who decided not to open a location in Calvert because it’s too difficult. Dides advocates growth in the town centers to accommodate the growing

population in Calvert. He wants to see more community centers constructed in the county to give young people safe places to hang out and stay out of trouble. He intends to address the lack of affordable housing in the county. A twobedroom apartment can cost $1,200 or more per month, which can be cost prohibitive for single individuals or small families to afford. “I don’t want it to be Washington D.C. or Waldorf, but the county’s growing and I want to handle that right,” Dides said. When addressing the tight financial situation the county has been in for the past couple years, Dides said he would encourage the board to review all county jobs and determine whether they are needed or if they could be as efficiently completed by a part time employee. He doesn’t want to fire anybody, but Dides believes county government could be managed more efficiently.

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Even the local dogs got dressed up during a spooky pre-Halloween weekend in North Beach. The first ever Hound of the Town costume parade was started specifically to showcase the four-legged citizens of North Beach and their owners. Proceeds from the dog parade and the pet photo contest, another part of North Beach’s Halloween celebrations, went to benefit the Calvert Animal Wellness League.

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Maintaining School Grounds By Sarah Miller Staff Writer A handful of parents and students came out to Windy Hill Middle School on Oct. 26 to help pull weeds, plant fall blooming flowers and lay down new mulch around the school grounds. Rosanna Noyes has been working on the school’s landscaping since her son entered the middle school. Now her son is a senior at Northern High School and Noyes still goes to the school every couple of weeks to help maintain the school’s grounds. Landscaping helps the school look better, Noyes said, and getting students and parents involved in the annual school cleanup day promotes ecological awareness. Photos by Sarah Miller

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CSM’s Electrifying Evening Raises $68,000 for Scholarships Guests attending the College of Southern Maryland’s Electrifying Evening of the Arts and Sciences Gala, Oct. 19, experienced a charged atmosphere filled with music, dancing and fun as they raised funds for student scholarships. “The community really came together to open this wonderful new building on the Prince Frederick Campus and support scholarships for students,” said Foundation Director E. Rane’ Franklin, chair of the gala. “Making scholarship funds available to as many students as we can is the primary function of the CSM Foundation. There will be so many more students we can help get the quality education they deserve because of the generosity of the attendees.” “Our young people are our future and we are obligated to assist them in attaining the best education possible if they are to be the leaders of the next generation. Sponsoring a scholarship is a way to provide that assistance,” said Rene Cunningham, gala silent auction coordinator. “It is singularly gratifying when donors know that they were instrumental in fostering the success of some young woman or man.” The gala, which raised more than $68,000 to be used exclusively for scholarships, was held in the new Building B on the Prince Frederick Campus. Guests included more than 250 friends of CSM from community organizations and businesses throughout Southern Maryland, as well as local dignitaries, donors, sponsors and other partners. As guests arrived they were welcomed by the salsa sounds of CSM’s Latin Ensemble Ritmo Cache. The evening featured music and dancing with Jennifer Cooper & GrooveSpan, unique cuisine from Maryland Country Caterers, a robotics demonstration by the college’s award-winning Talons team, a light show and a silent auction featuring

vacation getaways, artwork, private tours of local landmarks and hard-to-find tickets. Over the course of the evening, guests were invited to don an artist’s apron and provide their own stroke of color to a canvas that, when completed, will be displayed in the building as a symbol of the generosity of the community. “The gala gave us an opportunity to showcase our newest facility and provide a source of scholarship funding for our students. A large number of our students require financial assistance, and the gala provided new funding to assist those students,” said Dr. Richard Fleming, CSM vice president and dean of the Prince Frederick Campus. Last year, the CSM Foundation provided more than $300,000 in scholarships to more than 350 students and raised more than $150,000 for programs and classroom technology. “The success of the gala is due to the tremendous efforts of so many people at the college and in the community who devoted hours and hours of their time to make sure no detail was overlooked. Add to their efforts the marvelous fare served by David Benson and his crew from Maryland Country Caterers, and the fabulous dance music provided by Jennifer Cooper and Groovespan and it is easy to see how this relatively small event easily raised so much for scholarships,” said Cunningham. “Scholarships are of extreme importance to all of us, because many CSM graduates return to Southern Maryland to practice their trade and add to the economic growth of our communities,” said Cunningham. Sponsors for the evening included: Platinum sponsors Maryland Country Caterers, Inc., MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, and Miles & Stockbridge P.C.; and Gold Sponsors BAE Systems, Calvert Memorial Hospital, Constellation Ener-

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I Survived Murder Inn By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Patuxent High School put on their fall production, “Murder Inn” by Howard Voland and Keith McGregor on Oct 24 through 27. What happens when a world tour is abruptly stopped due to a storm that floods the roads? The Patuxent High School Harlequins found out when they received a first class ticket to Murder Inn, an inn named due to rumours spread throughout the world of a mysterious spirit, known only as “him” who fancied throwing knives. With a group of unexpected and unwanted guests staying in “his inn”, bodies rolled and Ouija boards were stabbed. Only, what if “he” wasn’t the one behind the killings, and would there be any bodies left for the police to find?

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Caught in the Eye of the Storm By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer From Oct. 24 to 26, Huntington High School put on their fall production of Carpe Jugulum, a play based on the fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. The novel was first published in 1998 and follows a family of vampires who have, over the years, made themselves immune to normal defences against them. In addition to that, they also have hypnotic personalities that make those around them fall at their feet. Those powers are used to their advantage

when the vampire family decides to take over the Lancre Castle. When the king approves, after inviting the coven to Lancre for the naming of his new daughter, a young witch with a dual personality, Agnes along with Nanny Ogg and the queen, Margrat, seek to enlist the help of Nanny Weatherwax. When she refuses, due to a misunderstanding in regards to her invitation to the baby naming, the three witches decide they must remove the vampires from the castle on their own.

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

Maryland State Police Blotter

During the week of October 21 through October 27 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,384 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.

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

Burglary and Theft: On Oct. 20 at 7:27 a.m., Trooper First Class Lewis responded to the Calvert Christian Fellowship Church in Huntingtown for a reported burglary. The church was broken into and numerous items were stolen. Based on the Trooper’s investigation, Joseph A. Watson, 22 of Huntingtown, and Shaye L. Beal, 20 of Prince Frederick were both arrested and charged. They were incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Theft: On Oct. 20 at 1:47 p.m., Trooper Palumbo responded to the 6000 block of Dawn Dr. in Prince Frederick for a reported theft. A 25 HP Mercury outboard boat motor and two fuel cans were stolen from the property. Investigation continues. Possession of Drugs: On Oct. 21 at 11:06 a.m., Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 near Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick. A search of the vehicle revealed Oxycodone, Suboxone and drug paraphernalia. Racheal L. Howes, 24 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Drugs With Intent to Distribute: On Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Alton Court and Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick. The driver was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle was brought to the state police barrack after indicators of drug activity were discovered.. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and a significant amount of cocaine and marijuana were located. The driver, Tony D. Chase, 25 of Forestville, was additionally charged with distribution of drugs and was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Marijuana: Trooper Follin stopped a vehicle on Town Center Blvd, in Dunkirk for traffic violations. A search of the vehicle revealed Marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Samuel A. Alexander, 19 of Dunkirk, was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Theft: On Oct. 24 at 4:45 p.m., Trooper Follin observed a vehicle in the parking lot of Mexico Restaurant in Huntingtown. The vehicle matched the description given as a “look out” from an earlier theft call at the Wal-Mart store in Dunkirk. Investigation revealed that Frank W. Harbin, 48 of Port Republic, and George E. King Jr., 46 of Lusby, were in possession of stolen property from Wal-Mart. They also stole a zero turn riding mower from a farm on Leitches Wharf Rd. King and Harbin were arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Cocaine: On Oct. 24 at 11:56 p.m., Trooper First Class West responded to the Super 8 Motel in Prince Frederick in reference to a complaint of drug use. The manager advised there was suspected drug activity occurring in one of the rooms. The odor of burnt marijuana was emitting into the hallway from Room 120. Investigation revealed that Felix Osorno-Guarneros, 35 of Mt. Airy, NC, was in possession of marijuana, crystal meth, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. OsornoGuarneros was arrested and incarcerated at

the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Drugs: On Oct. 25 at 2:23 p.m., Trooper Follin stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Huntingtown Rd at Rt. 4 in Huntingtown. During the traffic stop, the driver and passenger were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Zachary J. Krenik, 20 and Shane P. Dwyer, 20, both of Huntingtown, were both placed under arrest. Additionally, Dwyer was found to be in possession of prescription drug for which he did not have a prescription. Both were transported to the barrack for processing. Possession of Oxycodone: On Oct. 25 at 11:44 p.m., Trooper First Class West responded to the 7-11 in Prince Frederick for a drug complaint called in by a concerned citizen. Jon R. Ogden, 29 of Prince Frederick, was located and having difficulty walking. Ogden was found to be in possession of Oxycodone and drug paraphernalia. Ogden was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Marijuana and Warrant Service: On Oct. 26 at 12:39 a.m., Trooper First Class Costello stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Rt. 4 and Whispering Drive in Prince Frederick. The strong odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A search found that Kiarah A. Gonyo, 19 of Huntingtown, was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A passenger in the vehicle, Shaquille L. Nabinett, 20 was arrested on an active warrant through the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. Both were arrested and transported for processing. Possession of Marijuana: On Oct. 26 at 10:54 p.m., Trooper First Class Costello stopped a vehicle for traffic violations in the 1700 block of Dares Beach Rd. in Prince Frederick. The odor of marijuana was emitting from the inside of the vehicle. Ryan L. White, 18 of Huntingtown, and Alainna R. Roberts, 18 of Chesapeake Beach, passengers in the vehicle, were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, a juvenile in the vehicle was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were all arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Possession of Marijuana: On Oct. 27 at 3:04 a.m., Trooper First Class West stopped a vehicle for traffic violations at Williams Wharf Rd. and Broomes Island Rd. in St. Leonard. While talking with the driver, Conrado D. Fabricante, 32 of Broomes Island, drug paraphernalia was observed in the vehicle. Fabricante was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Arrest Warrant / Possession of Drugs: On Oct. 27 at 11:52 a.m., Trooper Matthews stopped a vehicle after receiving an alert from a mobile License Plate Reader that there was an open warrant for the registered owner. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Robert A. Williams, 46 of Loveville, was identified and found to have an open warrant through the Charles County Detention Center. A passenger in the vehicle, Wayne W. Stone Jr., 41 of Clements, was found to be in possession of cocaine and pills. Stone was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Theft Case# 13-62353 On Oct. 22 a woman reported to Dep. B. Schaefer that her wallet was stolen out of her purse while she was shopping at the Prince Frederick Giant between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Theft from Vehicle Case #13-62616: Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 6200 block of 6th Street in Chesapeake Beach overnight between Oct. 22 and 23 and stole a black wallet and an IPhone 4S. DFC P. Aurich is investigating. Destruction of Property Case #13-62648,53, 56, 57, 58 and 62: On Oct.23 at midnight a witness advised DFC P. Aurich that he observed a white truck crashing into mailboxes on the roadside on Gabriels Way in Sunderland. While en route, Aurich saw a vehicle, whose occupants matched the description given, in the parking lot of the Sunderland 7-11 convenience store. Several mailboxes on Gabriels Way and Gabes Court as well as street signs were damaged. The total amount of damages is estimated at $3,000. The two suspects inside the truck were arrested and charged with destruction of property. Bradley Storm Echard, 18 of Dunkirk and a 17-yearold male juvenile from Sunderland were each charged with six counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of malicious destruction of property-scheme. CDS Violation Case #13-62510: On Oct. 23 at 1:20 a.m. Dep. N. Lenharr was on patrol in the Prince Frederick area when she observed a man asleep in the driver seat of

a vehicle parked in the Wawa parking lot. The man, identified as Bret Alexander Villalon, 26 of Waldorf, was awakened and found to be in possession of suspected drugs. Villalon was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule I drug; K2/Spice and use of drug paraphernalia; an aluminum can fashioned into a smoking device. Destruction of Property Case #13-63042: Unknown suspect(s) broke two benches at the children’s playground near Stowaway Court in Solomons causing $350 in damage. It is unknown when the damage occurred but it was discovered on Oct. 25. DFC J. Hardesty is investigating. Burglary Case #13-63046: Sometime between Oct. 20 and 25, someone burglarized a home in the 3500 block of 5th Street in North Beach and stole pieces of copper pipe, a Sony DVD player, a Dremel tool and a Montgomery Ward’s jig saw. DFC J. Lord is investigating. Disorderly Conduct Case #13-63139: On Oct. 26 at 2:00 a.m. Cpl. S. Parrish responded to Sea Breeze Court in North Beach for the report of a fight. Upon arriving he observed two men on the ground in a physical altercation. One of the men stood up and stated he was trying to calm down the other man. The man on the ground was screaming profanities. He was repeatedly instructed to stop but he did not and was arrested. Marco Larzad Johnson, Jr., 24 of Baltimore, was charged with failure to obey a lawful order and disorderly conduct.

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Two Lives Dedicated to Helping Others By Sarah Miller Staff Writer In the parable of the treasures, from Matthew 25:14-30 in The Bible, a man entrusted treasures to three of his servants. The two servants invested the treasures, doubling the amount they could give to their master when he returned. The third hid his treasure, earning his master’s ire when he gave it back. The lesson of the parable is to encourage an individual to invest and use talents given to them. Talents do no good hidden away from the world. This is a lesson husband and wife team Malcolm and Annette Funn (neé Jones) learned young. They have devoted their lives to serving their community, both together and individually. Malcolm and Annette met while attending Virginia State University. “He used to follow me around campus,” Annette joked. “All the time she was reeling me in,” Malcolm countered. They agreed that Malcolm would follow her into the library, where Annette claimed he would pretend to read the newspaper while watching her. Malcolm said she would never have noticed if she hadn’t been looking at him. Somewhere between the library, band and volunteer activities, the two fell in love. They married in 1967 and had a son, Kelby Funn, in 1970. Annette had graduated, but Malcolm dropped out of school at the beginning of his senior year to marry, much to the chagrin of his father, former Calvert County educator Horace Greeley Funn. Malcom went back to school after they married, earning a law degree from Columbia School of Law at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. in May 1974. The Funns lived in Prince George's County for about 30 years. When they retired in the early 2000s, Malcolm was a senior attorney in the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Council and Annette was a microbiologist with the

United States Food and Drug Administration, retiring with the title Senior Science Public Health Policy Advisor. She studied viruses, bacteria and pathogens and even helped write the regulations for the labels that are required on all food and drug packages, including the breakdown of individual components. The Funns moved to Calvert County in early 1999. Malcolm grew up in the county and vowed he would never live in Calvert again. “I guess you come back to where you come from,” Malcolm said. He brought his wife to Calvert “kicking and screaming.” It didn’t take long for the two to get as involved in their new community as they had been in the rest of the places they called home. Malcolm joined the All Class Reunion Committee of William Sampson Brooks High School in 1999. He is a member of the Calvert County Planning Commission, the Concerned Black Men of Calvert County, the Calvert County Citizens Advisory Committee, the Calvert County Planning Commission and the Calvert County Liquor Board. He is a docent at the Old Wallville School, teaching Calvert County Public Schools fourth graders about education in early education, among other activities. His involvement in the Brooks High School committee is also intended to promote education awareness, he said. He doesn’t want to let the history of the school be forgotten, and he and a group of volunteers are working toward creating an incorporated organization dedicated to preserving the history of the school, designed as the only high school for African American students in Calvert County before schools were integrated. Annette, among her many activities, is one of the co-founders of the Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, a member of the Calvert County League of Women Voters and a Calvert County Commissioner for Women. The Funns are lifetime members of Blacks in Government and the NAACP, members and leaders in Gideons Interna-

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tional and very involved in Bayside Baptist Church in Chesapeake Beach. Annette is the chairwoman of the church’s Board of Trustees and the church clerk. They teach Sunday school and are in Friends of Calvert Library and involved in the Calvert Historical Society. She puts her background in microbiology to use by sitting on committees at the Calvert Memorial Hospital and keeping up with medical advances. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors at Ruth’s Miracle Group Home “We love people and we just want to be involved,” Annette said. Some individuals thrive on anger and hatred and refuse to do anything to help their communities, a mindset Malcolm doesn’t understand. Others don’t understand, Malcolm said. They ask why the Funns volunteer for so many groups,

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saying they should step aside and leave some work for other people. There are always ways for individuals to get involved, Annette said. Simply put, she and Malcolm help because they can. “It’s in our blood,” Annette said. Malcolm and Annette coordinate schedules daily, driving together when they get a chance and meeting up as often as possible during the day. Even though they both lead incredibly busy lives, they always make time for each other. Above all, Malcolm and Annette put the Lord and their family first. They have no regrets “We’ve had a wonderful life,” Annette said. “A happy, healthy life.”


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Chain-Reaction of Goodwill On Saturday, Oct. 26, I witnessed a chain-reaction of goodwill at the intersection of Brooms Island and Solomon’s Island Roads. A woman identifying herself as Marianne from the Eastern Shore had experienced a blow out and was mired on the shoulder of the busy highway. Presently, a blond woman, identifying herself only as “Lovely Lady Butterfly” stopped to offer assistance at the same time I was departing a disaster preparedness lecture at the Adventist church down the road. Marianne explained that she had notified AAA of her plight, but that the equipment on the truck wasn’t ad-

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Jews for Jesus Although she is only a little over 5 feet tall, Lynn McCoy is, nonetheless, a commanding presence. In a centuriesold tradition she has practiced since she was a child in Hartford, Connecticut, the Jews for Jesus missionary abandons Photo Courtesy of Jews for Jesus website her sandals Lynn McCoy (L) with husband, Wayman outside the vestibule of the Methodist church where she is the featured speaker. It is the seventh month of the Jewish calendar, and Judaism’s highest holiday. As she takes her place behind what Jews refer to as the “bema” at St. Paul Church in Lusby, she explains the significance of Rosh Hashanah. There are, she says, two sets of books open during this period of atonement – the book of life, and those who will be excluded from the next world. There is a third book which she likens to a “Jewish Purgatory.” Any resemblance to a Shabbat service ends there. In what quickly becomes a familiar refrain, she qualifies her remarks with “That’s not what the scriptures say – that’s what the Rabbis say.” Founded in 1973 by Moise Rosen, Jews for Jesus witnesses in predominately Jewish enclaves. It’s a message many are unreceptive to and don’t want to hear. The group was trespassed from Los Angeles International Airport in the 1980s (a case they later won on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court) and messianic Jews like Rosen and McCoy have been denied citizenship status in Israel. Rosen died in 2010, and McCoy is now in her 26th year of carrying the torch lit by Rosen in Los Angeles 40 years ago. Resting her vocal cords during a break, she isn’t much for idle chatter, but listens patiently and with interest as a former Jew discusses her own conversion experience. She says she enjoys lighting the customary Shabbat candles, but, owing to the demands of her speaking schedule, is seldom home on Fridays. In sharp contrast to the chilly, even hostile reception she has received in other places, it’s clear McCoy is among friends today. The world is a cold, dark place, inhabited by lonely people desperately searching for meaning. Lynn McCoy found her’s 26 years ago. And, for the first time in her life, she’s happy.

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Syrelius Wills Sr. was born on June 5, 1952. as “Daddy James, Pop-Pop, Cabbage & Elizabeth LeeAnn He was the youngest of eleven children. Puddin”) was born Oct. 7, 1930 to the Anthony was educated in the Calvert County late Calvert and Pauline Gross Mackall.  Wilson-Andrews, 33 Brett Squires of HunPublic Schools. He attended Mt. Hope El- James was a graduate of William Sampson tingtown, Md., passed away ementary School, Mt. Harmony Middle Brooks High School Class of 1950. After Elizabeth LeeAnn on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the School, and Calvert Senior High School. graduation, he enlisted in the United States Wilson-Andrews, 33, of Hunage of 50. Anthony was a skilled carpenter and la- Army in 1951. He served his country during tingtown, Md., passed away He is the son of Regina borer with various construction compa- the Korean War and received his National De- on Oct. 11, at her residence. Squires of Rolla, Missouri nies. He took great pride in doing his work.  fense Service Medal and Parachutists Badge. Liz was born in Abilene, and the late Sheridan “Butch” At an early age, Anthony attended Ward’s He was honorably discharged as a Parachutist.  Texas, to Eileen and Steve Squires. He is the beloved husband of Bernice Squires, loving father of United Methodist Church where he par- On June 16, 1956, James was united in Wilson. At the age of 7, she Jaynee Somer Poulson and the grandfather of ticipated in various Christmas, Eas- marriage to Ann Elizabeth Foote. From moved with her mother to the soon to be grandson, Lyric Lee Holbrook. ter and Children’s Day programs. that union they were blessed with 11 chil- Grand Forks, N.D. and lived there until she reHe is the grandson of Volala Tramp, brother of Also, Anthony was known to his friends as dren. James inherited the name “Daddy located to Maryland to be with the love of her Brenda Wilson and her husband, Jeff and Bart “Pal” and “Kido.” He was a fun loving per- James” by many of his in-laws, nieces life, Glenn (Drew) Andrews Jr. They were Squires. He is also survived by his beloved son who loved music, dancing, playing cards and nephews. They “adopted” Goldie, his married Sept. 15, 2007. Liz graduated from pets and numerous other family members and and just hanging out with friends and fam- sister-in-law, as one of their own. She sure- Central High School in 1998. After attending ily. He loved his clothes, thinking he was the ly played the role as the oldest big sister.  Northwest Technical College she attended the friends. Brett was born in Madison, Wisconsin “coolest.” After the passing of his father, An- James was a member of the Cement Ma- University of North Dakota and graduated with and attended Houston High School in Mis- thony thought he was the man of the house sons Local 891 and was employed by vari- a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Wishing souri. After graduation, he joined the Air and continued to reside with his mother.  ous construction companies. After years of to further her education she took classes from will be greatly missed doing what he enjoyed, he retired in 1987. the University of North Dakota where she later Force and served six years in active duty and Anthony retired after 24 years as a Master Sergeant in by all who knew and loved him.  During retirement, James enjoyed working received her Masters’ Degree in Social Work.  the Reserves. At the time of his death, he was a Anthony leaves to treasure his memory his in his garden, going on frequent visits to his After a long, hard fought battle Liz succumbed 15 year veteran of the Metropolitan Police De- loving and caring mother, Ida Elizabeth Wills; parent’s farm and riding his John Deere trac- to complications from a bone marrow transplant two devoted daughters, Latasha and Marcy tor. On most days, James could be found sit- she received after being diagnosed with Leukepartment of Washington, DC. He and Bernice were married in 2007. Wills; three brothers, Syrelius Jr, Isaac, and ting in his signature chair watching inspira- mia. Liz will be dearly missed by her family and Brett had many hobbies and interests. He loved Woodrow Wills; four sisters, Barbara Wil- tional broadcasts, game shows and westerns.  the many friends she made along her life journey. hunting and was a semi-pro bronc rider. He liams, Helen Wills, Alice Davis and Faye James had a strong love for gardening and Her laughter was contagious and her smile lit up a was a member of the Iron Brotherhood Mo- Hinton; two sisters-in-law, Mary and Ellen farming along with masonry; all of these room. She had a wicked sarcastic sense of humor.  torcycle Club, where he served as “Road Cap- Wills; one aunt, Helen Hurley; special friends, traits he inherited from his father. On a Sat- Liz was preceded in death by her brother Joshua tain”. He was known to all as a good-hearted George Rawlings and Tim Hinton; and a urday evening, you could sit for hours and Wilson, Uncle, Thomas Roach and paternal and man, genuine and special, a real cowboy and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  listen to his stories. James was a true believer maternal grandparents. She is survived by her Anthony was proceeded in death by his father of honoring thy mother and father. You could husband, Glenn Andrews Jr.; daughters, Lexie a loving father. The family extends a special thanks to the Syrelius Wills Sr.; brother, Charles; two sisters, hear this belief from the stories he told of his Mata, Ciara Rodriguez, and Ava Andrews of Metropolitan Police Department of Washing- Miriam and Claudia; brother-in-law, James childhood to adulthood. He always expressed Maryland. Also, her mother, Eileen Alldread, of Davis; and special friend George Roberts  his true love for his parents and siblings. His Maryland; father, Steve Wilson of Abilene, Texton, D.C. for assisting the family service was held on Monday, Oct. 21, values were trickled down to his children.  as and step-father, Roy Alldread and step-brother Funeral Family invited friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 at 11 a.m., at Ward’s Memorial UM Church, When it came to Math, James was brilliant! Jeff Alldread of Grand Forks, N.D. Uncles Owen p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. Owings, Md., with Rev. Lillie Gray officiating. His math teacher (Mr. R. H. Ryans) encour- (Sandy) Roach of Thomasville, Geo.; Patrick until start of Funeral Services at 12 p.m. Inter- The interment was at Ward’s Memo- aged him to further his education by attend- Roach of Abilene, Texas and Mark (Brenda) Gilrial UMC Cemetery, Owings, Md. ing college. However, due to economic times lies of Granville, Texas and aunt Teri (Bill) Webb ment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to The pallbearers were Tobby Brooks, he opted to go into the service to give his of Abilene, Texas; and numerous cousins. Also the Humane Society of Calvert County, Attn: Gabriel Hinton, William Wills, Larry sister an opportunity to attend college. One Beatrice and Glenn Andrews Sr; of Cobbtown, Kelly, 2210 Dalrymple Road, Sunderland, MD Jones, Alexis David, Maurice Brooks. fond memory of James was his consistent Geo.; Gwain Andrews of Virginia Beach, Va.; 20689 – www.humanesocietyofcalvertcounty. The honorary pallbearers were Samuel visits to his parent’s farm and the time his fa- Renee Goldwire and Rachel of Cobbtown, Geo. org and/or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Thomas, Douglas Brooks, Sr., Kipp Brooks, ther sat on his wagon awaiting his visit and A memorial service was held on Thursday, Oct. 17, Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL Douglas Brooks, Jr. and Stevie Hurley. no one had the heart to tell his father that he at 11 a.m., at Sewell Funeral Home, Prince FredFuneral arrangements provided by Sewell Fu- had other plans and would not be visiting.  erick, Md., with Rev. James T. Bell officiating. 32256 – neral Home, Prince Frederick, Md. He was preceded in death by: three brothers, Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell FuBernard, Raymond and Russell; one sister, neral Home, Prince Frederick, Md. Thelma; grandson, Derrick Sherbert; motherAnthony Conrad Wills, 61 James Edward Mackall, Sr., 83 in-law, Mildred Foote; father-in-law, James Oliver Foote and sister-­in-law Agatha Brooks.  Abraham Gantt, 86 Anthony Conrad James Edward Mackall, James is survived by: his wife, Ann; eleven Wills, 61, of Owings, Md., Sr., 83, of Lusby, Md., passed children, Joyce, Gwendolyn Brooks (StewAbraham Gantt, 86, of passed away on Oct. 13, at away on Oct. 13, at St. Mary’s art), Velinda Gross (Clinton, Sr.), James, Jr. Solomons, Md., passed away Calvert Memorial HospiHospital, Leonardtown, Md.  (Bernice), Ray (Melissa), Robin Johnson on Oct. 12,at Heritage Nurstal, Prince Frederick, Md.  James Edward Mackall, (Felix), Timothy, Darren, Dana (Betty), Mi- ing Home, Solomons, Md.  Anthony Conrad Wills, son Sr. (affectionately known chelle and LaChonda (Keith); one brother, Abraham “Baby Boy” Gantt of Ida Elizabeth and the late Turner (Juanita); six sisters, Bernice Mauldin was born on August 19, 1927 (James), Phyllis Warren, Delores Mackall, in Calvert County, MaryDoris McNeil (Parham), Regina Grimes land to the late Alexander (Ben) and Shirley Mackall; thirty-one Gantt and Nettie Gross-Commodore and Where Life and Heritage are Celebrated grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren; benefited greatly from the rearing   and guidbrothers-in-law, James, Eugene, William, ance of his step-mother the late Mary Gantt.  Stevenson and John Foote; sisters-in-law, Abraham was educated in the Prince Frederick Martha Mackall, Goldie Harrod, Mildred school system. He worked as a tobacco sharecropWard, Jacqueline Foote, Marilyn Jones, Su- per for many years and also as a laborer for the Calsan Spriggs, Betty and Gloria Mackall; and a vert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby Maryhost of nieces, nephews and special friends. land, where he was forced to retired on disability.  Funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 19, Abraham married the late Katie Marie Brooks Affordable Funerals, Caskets, Vaults, at 11 a.m., at Patuxent UM Church, Hunting- in 1947 and from this union they were blessed town, Md., with Rev. Bryan K. Fleet officiating. with thirteen wonderful children, four of Cremation Services and Pre-Need Planning The interment was at Cheltenham Vet- whom preceded him in death (Phillip, RobFamily Owned and Operated by erans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md. ert, Brenda, and Leonard). He loved to talk Barbara Rausch and Bill Gross The pallbearers were Stevenson Foote, and loved to tell the news of the town. His faMarvin Graham, Byron Mackall, Donald vorite saying was “If you don’t know, ask.” Mackall, Lee Mackall, Sr. and Paul Sorrell. “Baby Boy” had quite the reputation in the counThe honorary pallbearers were Claude Brooks, ty in his younger years but was met with God’s George Dawkins, Jr., Charles Dorsey, Harry grace and accepted Jesus Christ as His personal 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane 4405 Broomes Island Rd. 20 American Lane Harrod, Jessie Reid, Sr. and Enoch Tyler. Lord and Savior and was not ashamed to make it Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Fu- known. He had the gift of helping people (such as 410-257-6181 410-586-0520 410-326-9400 neral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

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taxiing people to various places as they needed), he also loved the hymns of old. He was a member of Calvary United Church in Sunderland, Md. Abraham married Emma Louise Stepney on June 11, 1996.  For her he was a loving and caring provider. She loved and cared compassionately for him until his death. He leaves to cherish: his wife, Emma Louise; three daughters, Carolyn Sterling (Bucas,III) of Clinton, Md., Marilyn Mackall (Wayne) of Prince Frederick, Md., Lori Jones (Tyrone, Sr.) of Lusby, Md.; six sons, Monroe Sr. Oswego, N.Y., Alvin (Rose) of Lexington Park, Md., Mervin of Lusby, Md., James of Point Lookout, Md., Melvin of Springfield, Virginia, Kevin of Capitol Heights, Md.; daughters-in- law,  Margaret and Madeline Gantt of Prince Frederick, Md.;  32 Grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and a host of great-great grandchildren; his brother, Charles (Linda) Gantt of Waldorf, Md.; sisters, Theresa Miles (Emile) of  Oxnard, California, Helen (Oscar) Commodore of Upper Marlboro, Md., Edith (Harry) Commodore of St. Leonard, Md., Margaret Chase of Oxon Hill, Md., Vivian (Charles) Summerville of Hyattsville, Md., Marcellus Ingram of Clinton, Md.,  and Ruth Reynolds of St. Leonard, Md.,  his best friend Donald Barnes, and a great host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., at Greater Mt. Zion Church, Prince Frederick, Md., with Pastor Bucas Sterling III, eulogist. The interment was at Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Md.  The pallbearers were Monroe Gantt, Jr., Curtis Gantt, Tyrone Jones, Jr., Mervin Gantt, Jr., David Mackall, Clinton Gantt and Stephen Mackall The honorary pallbearers were Keith Morton, Craig Morton, Scott Commodore, Steven Commodore and Duane Wilson Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Dale Lee Dement, 75 Dale Lee Dement, 75, of North Beach, Md., passed away Oct. 10, at his residence. He was born Feb. 6, 1938 in Washington, D.C. to Thomas William and Lena Mae (Thornton) Dement. Dale was raised in Washington and attended Hine Junior High School and graduated from Eastern High School. He was employed by PEPCO and later made his career as a sheet metal mechanic with the Washington, D.C. Sheet Metal Workers Local 100. After retirement, he worked part-time for the Calverton School as a bus driver, a job he loved. He married Dana Swift on January 9, 1965. A resident of North Beach for over 50 years, Dale was a member of Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County, and the Old Crow Hunt Club in Chesapeake Beach. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Thomas E. Dement and a sister Rose A. Smith. He is survived by his wife Dana Dement, daughters Beth Ann Dement of Prince Frederick and Mary Katherine Krenkel and husband Mike of Dunkirk, a step-daughter Collene Miller and husband James of Brandon, Fla., step-sons Daniel Swift and wife Sylvia of Austin, Texas and Brian Swift and wife Jennifer of Roebuck, S.C., grandsons Michael and Matthew Krenkel and six step-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother Richard Dement and wife Kathleen of Solomons, a half-brother Robert Gilmore of Silver Spring, and nieces Vicki, Virginia, Linda, Carol and Deborah. Family and friends were received Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings, Md. A memorial

service and celebration of Dale’s life will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., at Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County, Owings. Interment was private. To leave condolences visit www.

in Hughesville, Maryland as a commuter bus Edwin Louis Pott, 84 driver from Prince Frederick to Washington, D.C. and return. He loved the passengers that Edwin Louis “Ed” Pott, rode his bus and they loved him. Charles had a charming personality and was loved by all 84, of Prince Frederick passed whom met him. His charisma was exceptional away Oct. 25, at the Manand made everyone feel like they were someone drin Inpatient Care Center in Sherman Morsell, 68 special. Due to his professionalism he was fre- Harwood, Md. He was born quently requested for out-of-town trips. In 2006, March 16, 1929 in Baltimore Sherman Morsell, he was recognized by “News Channel 4 as the to William W. and Evelyn 68, of Chesapeake Beach, morning person” for his outstanding service.  Carolyn (Fuherer) Pott. Ed Md., passed away on Oct. Charles was reared in a loving, Christian was raised in Baltimore and attended public 21, at Southern Maryland home where he was taught the importance schools. He enlisted in the United States Navy Hospital, Clinton, Md.  of knowing and serving God. At an early in 1946 serving until 1948, and completed his Sherman Morsell was born age, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his reserve obligation in 1955. He married Baron Sept. 20, 1945 to the late Savior and vowed to serve Him all his life.  bara Bader in 1950 and they lived in Baltimore Roland and Estella Morsell.  Charles was married to the late Pearl Cu- County, Annapolis, and then settled in HarSherman was educated in the Calvert County reton Gantt; from that union, seven chil- wood. Ed was employed as a salesman, workPublic School System. He worked for many dren were born of whom three preceded his ing for Sealtest Dairy in Severna Park and Culyears as a truck driver for various companies. death (Rueben, Keith and Aaron). After the ligan Water Treatment in Edgewater, retiring He could be seen behind the wheel with his death of Pearl, with gratitude, Charles ac- in 1992. He was a member of Grace Brethren unique smile until his accident in 2004. He was a credited the maternal Grandmother Gero- Church of Calvert County. In his leisure time, member of IBEW Union Local #70 for 25 years.  lean Wheeler and Aunts Patricia and Inita Ed enjoyed sailing, traveling to Florida in the He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and lover for being very instrumental in helping to winter and spending time with his family, esof Chevrolet vehicles. He often enjoyed family rear his children. Charles loved them dearly pecially his grandchildren. gatherings and special times with his grandchil- and they will forever love and cherish him.  Ed was preceded in death by his parents, dren. He could be seen on the sidelines enjoy- Charles remarried Linda Mackall on August his wife Barbara Irene Pott, a brother Kenneth ing drag racing at Capital Raceway and Budd’s 16, 2002, and they lived in Waldorf, Md., un- W. Pott, and a sister Arlene E. McCarty. He is Creek. During the Baltimore Orioles season, til his demise. After marriage, he joined the survived by his beloved Nancy of Prince Fredhe and Ethel Lou enjoyed watching the nightly Mount Gethsemane Holiness Church under erick, Md.; children Terry Pott and wife Shelia games. Sherman was an active member of the leadership of Bishop Robert D. Watts. of Friendship, Md., Steve Pott and wife MargaSt. Edmonds United Methodist Church un- They talked and prayed together often. He ret of Barclay, Md., Sharon Cook and husband til his accident limited his church attendance. loved the Lord, his pastor and church family.  John of Centreville, Md., and Cindy Pott and Sherman leaves to cherish his memories: his wife He took pleasure in celebrating others. He partner Darby Shaner of Mt. Airy, Md. Also of forty-six years, Ethel Lou; his children Darwin often sent requests to WHUR radio station surviving are eight grandchildren, Gina Kapis(Robin), Shari (Rodney), Sherlyn (Tony), Sharon to acknowledge special occasions. Also, he kosky and husband Scott of Chesapeake, Md., (Michael), Cotora (James), Shercora (Terry), loved to send greeting cards to his loved ones.  Jessica Mudd and husband Albert of Deale, and Morsell; siblings, his twin Herman (Jessie), He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving Md., Kelsie, Mary, and Jami Pott of Barclay, Clarice, Annie (Robert), Audrey, Helen (John); 5 wife, Linda; five children, Charles Gantt Jr. Md., Jason Cook and wife Rebecca of Centrevaunts, 1 uncle, 6 brothers-in-law, 6 sisters-in-law, (LaShawn), Tawanna Nailing (Darryl); Kei- ille, Md., Jennifer Herlihy and husband Tim 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 de- sha Gantt, Ebony Burnette (Greg) and Dar- of Chester, Md., and Elizabeth Wood and husvoted friends, Joseph Jones, Sr. and Calvin Gross, ryl Adams; eight sisters, Ella Mae Gross, band Nick of Centreville, Md.; 16 great-grandSr., a special cousin and caregiver, Doris Jones, Ruth Reynolds, Theresa Miles (Emile), Helen children Cameron, Kylee, Khloe, Emmie, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Commodore (Oscar), Margaret Chase, Edith Audrie, Ellie, Jolie, Alanna, Juliann, Evelyn, He was proceeded in death by his siblings, Commodore (Harry), Vivian Somerville Nicholas, Madeline, Benjamin, Fiona, Louella Roland, Jr., Doris Ann, and Joseph, Sr. (Charles), and Marcellas Ingram; 22 grand- and Gage; and sisters Shirley E. Maynard and Funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at children and 2 great-grand children; in-laws, husband Bob of Ohio, and Carolyn Popp and 11 a.m., at St. Edmonds UM Church, Chesapeake Clarence and Virginia Mackall; five sisters- husband Porky of Baltimore. Beach, Md., with Rev. Joan Jones officiating. in-law; six brothers-in-law; and a host of Family and friends were received MonThe interment was at St. Edmonds UM nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  day, Oct. 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Church Cemetery, Chesapeake Beach, Md.  Funeral service was held on Saturday, Rausch Funeral Home. A funeral service and The pallbearers were Terry Morsell, Joseph Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Gethsemane celebration of Ed’s life will be held Tuesday, Morsell, Jr., Eldrick Brown, Sr., Derrick Holiness Church, Huntingtown, Md., 11a.m., at Grace Brethren Church of Calvert Brown, Kevin Morsell and Timothy Creek. with Bishop Robert D. Watts officiating. County. Interment with US Navy followed in The honorary pallbearers were Wayne Ti- The interment was at Cheltenham Vet- Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. tus, Terry Parker, Rodney Gray, Tony Jones, erans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the James Holland, Sr. and Michael Middleton. The pallbearers were Nephews and Grandsons Chesapeake, Mandrin Inpatient Care Center. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Fu- Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Fu- To leave condolences visit www.rauschfunerneral Home, Prince Frederick, Md. neral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Charles E. Gantt, 68 Charles E. Gantt, 68, of Waldorf, Md., passed away on Oct. 17, at Hospice of Charles County, Waldorf, Md. Charles Everett Gantt, Sr., son of the late Alexander and Mary Virginia Gantt was born May 18, 1945, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was the tenth of thirteen children (four preceded him in death, Elizabeth Haley, Cephas, Harry and Abraham Gantt). Charles was educated in Calvert County public schools. Upon completion, he enlisted in the Your Vet provides exceptional care for your Pet, but until now, they have had no local option to provide caring cremation United States Army where he served as a comservice for your best friend. In most cases, pets are picked up on a weekly basis and taken out of state with return often munication specialist for two years. Charles taking a week or more. At Pawsitive Passage, we believe our pets are family members and deserve human-quality service. lived in Oxnard, California for a number of We provide respectful removal on the day of your Pet's passing, with return to you within 48 hours. years and worked at Teledyne Corporation Please call us directly, or ask your Vet for the caring, quality local service that honors the memory of your Pet…Pawsitive Passage in Newberry Park, Calif. Upon returning to Maryland, he was employed at Calvert 26325 Pt Lookout Rd rial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md. Lastly, 301-475-0446 Leonardtown, MD 20650 Pawsitive Passage he was employed with the Keller Bus Service


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Calvert County’s 2013 Toys for Tots Campaign Kicks off Nov 1 The Christmas holiday season is rapidly approaching and Toys for Tots of Calvert County is once again trying to help as many children as possible have a more festive Christmas. Their annual toy drive kicks off Friday, Nov. 1 and organizers are counting on community donations to help more than 1,000 local children in need this year. You can contribute to your local Toys for Tots campaign in several ways. You can donate a toy at one of the local toy drop locations, host a Toys for Tots event at your home, office or other venue and collect toys for Toys for Tots, make a monetary donation or volunteer at the local warehouse. New, unwrapped toys will be collected through December 12th at over 60 drop-off sites located throughout Calvert County. The entire list of drop-off locations is available online at Monetary donations are greatly appreciated as well and funds received are used to purchase toys wherever a shortfall exists. Credit card donations are accepted via the website and checks made payable to the Toys for Tots Foundation can be mailed to P.O. Box 207, Barstow Md. 20610.

This year’s local Toys for Tots campaign is being led by Krista and Kurt Brezina of Children’s Aid, Inc., a local nonprofit. The Brezinas volunteered to run the campaign as a Local Community Organization due to the absence of a local Marine Reserve Unit. They are being assisted by Jerry Kepich, who brought Toys for Tots to Calvert County in 2009 and coordinated the program for four years. Collecting, sorting, counting and distributing toys, books and stocking stuffers for xx families is a big undertaking and there is always a need for an extra pair of hands. Individuals and groups such as the Young Marines, local NJROTC cadets and the Girl Scouts have helped in the past and continue to lend their help. If you would like to volunteer to help, please register online at “We want Calvert County residents to know that volunteering doesn’t have to be a long term commitment. If you can commit to one or two hours to help sort books and toys, we would appreciate your help” says, Kurt Brezina. There are two Toys for Tots events coming up this month. The first is a Pizza Hut Fundraiser night on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Prince Frederick Pizza Hut. For every order placed

between 4 to 8 p.m. and the customer states they are supporting Toys for Tots, Pizza Hut will donate 20% of the sales generated to Toys for Tots of Calvert County. (Only the Prince Frederick Pizza Hut is participating in this fundraiser and coupons/discounted pizzas do not qualify). “We are excited to announce our first annual “Stuff a Truck” event which will be held on Saturday Nov. 30,” said Krista Brezina. “We will be collecting new toys and monetary donations between 9 a.m. - 1 pm in the parking lot of the Prince Frederick Walmart. Historically, we have experienced shortfalls in donations for the 9 and older age group and we are asking for donations of action figures, books, educational toys, jewelry, Legos, makeup kits, sports equipment, Razor scooters, skateboards, and small electronics such as mp3 players, cameras and handheld video games.” For families in need of gifts, registration for the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign closes Friday, Dec. 7 and can only be completed online at Recipients must be residents of Calvert County who are not also receiving assistance through the Department of Social Services Angel Tree Program.

“Honor Flight, The Movie” Comes to Calvert County Veteran’s Day Thousands of U.S. Veterans across the nation have visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. for free, thanks to the leadership of an organization called Honor Flight and its many supporters. Now the inspiring story of Honor Flight has been made into a documentary movie, “Honor Flight, The Movie.” Calvert Hospice is proud to sponsor a showing of the film in Calvert County. The College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, Md. is hosting the event. The film chronicles the story of four World War II Veterans in Wisconsin who have been touched by Honor Flight. The story is about Veterans in their late 80s and 90s overcome obstacles to visit the memorial. “Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life,” according to the filmmakers. The 90-minute film “Honor Flight, The Movie” will be shown Veteran’s Day 2013, Monday, Nov. 11. It will be held in the campus’s new building “B” Multipurpose Room. Show time is at 6:30 p.m. Substantial close-in and well lit parking is reserved for our special guests, our Veterans, as well as for persons with disabilities. On-site assistance will be available to help persons with disabilities. The event is free.

The screening was made possible by a grant from Walmart of Dunkirk, Maryland. Refreshments will be served. Advance reservations for groups of 10 or more are highly recommended. Contact Linzy Laughhunn, “We Honor Veterans” Coordinator for Calvert Hospice at 410-535-0892 or email You can also visit the Calvert Hospice website at to see more information about this event. “We hope individuals, families, Veteran Service Organizations, nursing homes and long term care providers, Senior Centers, faith communities, scouting groups and others will come out for this heart-warming, inspirational film,” says Calvert Hospice’s Executive Director, Brenda Laughhunn. Laughhunn adds, “America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country, and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. We are proud to collaborate with the College of Southern Maryland to bring this message to our Calvert County Veterans.” Information on Calvert Hospice’s “We Honor Veterans” program and other services will be available.

“Tuesday’s with Morrie” Free Movie & Discussion Night at the Calvert Library Calvert Library Prince Frederick’s Cinema Café program and Calvert Hospice are partnering to present a contemporary film-discussion event based on the acclaimed movie, “Tuesdays With Morrie.” It will be hosted at the Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, Md. The film, based on the true-life story, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” is a loving memoir to a man whose lessons on life have much to teach us about ourselves. Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon delivers an outstanding performance as Morrie Schwartz. Hank Azaria plays Mitch, an accomplished journalist so driven by his job, finds he is running on “empty” as he has little time or energy left for anything else. One night, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a national news program and learns his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. After the telecast, Mitch contacts Morrie. And what starts as a visit turns into a pilgrimage as Mitch opens his heart to the

lessons Morrie has to teach him. As the bond grows between these two men, Mitch learns that professional commitments don’t mean anything without the love of family and friends. This heart-warming story deals with what it means to live a meaningful life and raises worthy questions regarding our own mortality through insightful and often humorous scenes. The 90-minute film will begin shortly after 6:30 p.m. on (of course) a Tuesday night, Nov. 26. A brief break will be conducted for some discussion before completing the film and offering a wrap-up conversation focused on the film’s messages and relevance for our lives and community. For more information contact Robyn Truslow, Public Relations Coordinator, Calvert Library @ 410-535-0291, email to or Linzy Laughhunn at or call 410-535-0892.


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Calvert County Nursing Center Approves Letter of Intent to Affiliate with Asbury The Calvert County Nursing Center (CCNC) Board of Directors voted on Oct. 23 to enter into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to affiliate with Asbury Communities, Inc., of Germantown, Md. The LOI is a preliminary stage during which CCNC and Asbury will explore any legal or regulatory impediments to moving forward.  In addition, CCNC and a team from Asbury will work with architects and leadership through the first half of 2014 to develop conceptual plans and preliminary feasibility for construction of a replacement skilled nursing community for CCNC. In the meantime, The Asbury Group, a subsidiary of Asbury Communities, will begin management consulting and support for CCNC operations on Nov. 4.  TAG will work closely with, and report to, the CCNC Board while it manages CCNC prior to an affiliation vote by both the CCNC Board and the Asbury Board.  This decision is expected to happen in the second half of 2014, with the anticipation that CCNC will join Asbury’s notfor-profit system. “When we evaluated the changing health care environment both nationally and within our county, we saw a need to adapt in order to ensure the continued success of our nursing center,” said Hagner Mister, Board chair for Calvert County Nursing Center. “As the CCNC Board looked for similar mission-focused partners to support their vision, Asbury’s reputation and success in Calvert County made the two organizations an ideal fit.  Asbury, which has operated Asbury Solomons in our county for the past 17 years, is like us in its commitment first and foremost to the local community.  Asbury can provide access to resources that can help us achieve our long-term

vision, and we believe that Asbury presents the best opportunity to achieve this goal.” Asbury Communities President & CEO Ed Thomas commented: “We have always admired community leaders and volunteers in Calvert County who are so committed to serving all county residents. Asbury is excited about the potential to expand our mission to serve more people in Calvert County.” As CCNC enters into this management agreement with Asbury, the nation’s 15th-largest not-for-profit continuing care retirement system serving older adults, their decision provides access to resources sometimes not as available to a stand-alone nursing center.  A LOI is a logical next step because it commits both parties to complete research and take careful steps before a final vote to affiliate. Sue DaCamara, Asbury’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, and the former Executive Director of Asbury Solomons when it opened in 1996, is managing the agreement on behalf of Asbury.     Calvert County Nursing Center is a 149-bed, Medicare- and Medicaid-certified skilled nursing provider located in Prince Frederick, Md.  The not-for-profit center has a 4-Star CMS rating.   Asbury is a management organization providing life-enhancing services for older adults. Asbury is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group’s AZ 100 as the 15th-largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization in the country.

Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale Book Reading and Signing at Calvert Marine Museum Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m., Jennifer Keats Curtis will hold a free reading of her children’s book Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale in the Calvert Marine Museum’s third floor member’s lounge, followed by a book signing in front of the museum store. Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale is an exciting account of a young hero named Braden who discovers an orphaned baby otter in the park and names him Squeak. Braden and his parents contact a wildlife rehabber to collect Squeak and nurse him back to health. Although Braden would love to keep Squeak as his pet, throughout his journey he learns about otters and the importance of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife that live among humans. This charming tale is based on the work of real-life Virginia wildlife rehabber Suzanne McBride who helps return creatures such as river otters to the wild. The Calvert Marine Museum takes great pride in Curtis’ book, as much of her inspiration came from our very own river otter Squeak! While writing the book, Curtis visited with museum staff member Linda Hannah to learn about how our otters are cared for and many of the images in the book are inspired by photos she took during her visits. Hannah is mentioned in the book as the person who takes care of Braden’s sweet little Squeak. Along with Curtis’ reading and signing, there will be a visit by our museum otter along with a selection of “original otter art” available for sale in our museum store. Curtis’ book Sav-

ing Squeak: The Otter Tale is also for sale in the museum store. To learn more about Curtis and her many children’s books, visit her web site at http:// The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $4 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Senior Citizen News

Volunteers Needed The Commission on Aging is seeking three new members to advocate for senior needs in Calvert County. The commission meets on the third Thursday of each month. Submit an application to the Board of County Commissioners for appointment or call the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

Friends of Calvert County Seniors (FCCS) Friends of Calvert County Seniors, Inc. (FCCS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low income seniors. FCCS sponsors a small grant program that helps pay for items where assistance is not available such as utility bills, rent deposits, small appliances, handicapped ramps, pest control, prescriptions costs or medical bills. FCCS also has a dental program which pays up to $2,000 in dental care. Urgent: FCCS is seeking board members. If interested, contact the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. For more information, visit their website at Meals on Wheels (MOW) Calvert MOW is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides home delivered meals up to five weekdays each week to homebound individuals. MOW is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator for one of its central area routes. If you would like to volunteer or need additional information, please call the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Long Term Care Ombudsman Program The Calvert County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program helps residents in long term care facilities maintain their legal rights, control over their own lives and personal dignity, and assists with complaint resolution. The Ombudsman Program is operated by the Calvert County Office on Aging under the authority of the Maryland Department of Aging and the Older Americans Act. For information, contact the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) People Who Care, a support group for caregivers, meets the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m. All caregivers are welcome. Join us for Canned Food Bingo with Roger Armiger, Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Pre-register by Wednesday, Nov. 6. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Participants of the Scribblers Writing Group will share their short romance writing for National Romance Month, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Enjoy a continental breakfast and celebrate our veterans as we thank them for their service at the Veterans Day Celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. 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, Nov. 4: Baked Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Tossed Salad, Corn Bread, Warm Sliced Apples Tuesday, Nov. 5: Salmon Casserole, Broccoli, Black Beans, Wheat Bread, Pineapple Tidbits Wednesday, Nov. 6: Meatball Sub, Cauliflower/Broccoli, Toassed Salad, Apple Sauce, Eclairs Thursday, Nov. 7: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Cheese, Bean Pasta Salad, Pineapple Friday, Nov. 8: Braised Liver and Onions, Whipped Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Fruit Cocktail

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


Entertainment Calendar Thursday, Oct. 31 Vampire Halloween Party Three Notch Theatre (21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park) 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1 Halloween Party Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 9 a.m.

Madmen, Vampires and Mesmerism “Dracula” Offers Spooky Entertainment

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Just in time for Halloween, the Newtowne Players are staging a deliciously scary version of "Dracula," based on the novel by Bram Stoker. Utilizing a rotating stage, creative props and a fog machine, the crew brought the setting of Dr. Seward’s sanitarium and a hidden crypt to life. The attention to detail on the set and in the sound, a mix of subtle and spooky sounds, sets the perfect atmosphere for Three Notch Theatre’s latest play. The eight-man cast features Jennifer Carnahan playing Miss Wells, Peter Klug playing Jonathan Harker, John Giusti playing Dr. Seward, Kirk Kugel playing Abraham Van Helsing, James Le Pore as madman R.M. Renfield, Matthew Dowdle as Renfield’s keeper, Butterworth, Emily Funderburk as Lucy Seward and Jeff Maher as the titular Count Dracula. Each actor is a veteran of the Three Notch Theatre stage, and some are even veterans to the horror genre. Kugel played the part of Victor Frankenstein in the North Beach based Twin Beach Player’s production of “Frankenstein” in 2012.

HALLOWEEN PARTY WITH CHARLIE THOMPSON Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood)

Saturday, Nov. 2 Halloween Party Round 2 with Mixed Business Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) Costume Contest Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) 10 p.m. Hate the Toy, Love the Rock and Roll Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood)

Sunday, Nov. 3

Photos by Tia LePore of Tia Rose Photography

Both Maher and Kugel had plenty of inspiration to draw from, with their characters being two of the most well known in vampirebased fiction. Both of them had to practice accents and find the one they believed fit best with their characters, one a well traveled and multilingual scholar of the paranormal and the other a enigmatic, charismatic multi-centurion vampire. “This Dracula is a mysterious gentleman with a mysterious past and a contempt for the human race,” Maher said. “He doesn’t have a lot of love.” LePore delivers a performance as a madman that stops just shy of being too over-the-top, managing to keep the audience guessing about his loyalties, which are divided at best, and inspire sympathy for a man who has clearly lost his mind. The play runs through Nov. 10, with a special Halloween night production at 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Agatha Christie Murder Mystery The Twin Beach Players are holding their final performances of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. The shows will be held at The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland, located at 9021 Dayton Avenue in North Beach. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for members, students, seniors and military. For more information, visit their website at, or call 410-286-1980.

Halloween Party Round 1 with the PIRANHAS Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) 8 to 11 p.m.

Halloween brunch and Kids Costume Contest Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) 11 a.m. Charlie Thompson Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) 3 to 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov.4 Bud Light Karaoke Contest Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 8 p.m. Team Trivia Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell

Tuesday, Nov. 5 $2 Imported or Domestic Bottled Beer, Crown and Captian Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood)

Wednesday, Nov.6 Wolf’s Blues Jam Londontowne Pub (726 Londontowne Rd., Edgewater) 8 p.m. Team Trivia Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) 6:30 p.m. DJ Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Photos courtesy of Sid Curl

Karaoke Applebees (4100 N W Crain Highway, Bowie) 9 p.m.


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Library Events Thursday, Oct. 31 • 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. This week’s feature is Jakers! Spooky Storytellers. 410-326-5289

November – All Month • Art in the Stacks-Lonnie Harkins (photography) Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way Lonnie Harkins is an aspiring photographer of the natural world--primarily landscapes, seascapes, flowers, insects, and animals. Abstracts and close-up photography also interest him. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Twin Beaches Artist of the Month: Sheri Dreschler (oil) Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 410-257-2411

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

Saturday, Nov. 2 • 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. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & more Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 12 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Monday, Nov. 4 • 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 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Exciting events for children grades K-3 that explore worlds of reading, science,culture,and more! Please register.


410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Created Equal Screening and Discussion of Slavery by Another Name Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subjected to sometimes deadly working conditions. This series is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 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 ebooks 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. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • PlayTime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10:25 to 10:55 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. Please join us for a recent film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Milligan. The film reveals Fitzgerald’s depiction of the roaring 20’s following the lives of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Lights go down at 6:00pm followed by a short disccussion ending at 8:30. 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 Castle and Kingdom. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Thursday, Nov. 7 • 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. This week’s feature is Max & Ruby Rainy Day Play. 410-326-5289 • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 3 p.m. Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. If you have one started, bring it with you so editing can happen on the spot. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Exciting events for children grades K-3 that explore worlds of reading, science, culture and more. Please register. 410-535-0291



or 301-855-1862 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th – 6th grade students are invited to this series of events which uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advance preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. Please register. 410-257-2411 • Frugal Living: Crafty Gifts Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Stumped for inexpensive gift ideas for the holidays? Join us for a fun and creative night learning how to make budget-friendly crafts for the holiday season. Design your own gift bags and tags, decorate mats for photos, and create cool jewelry. Craft ideas will get your creative juices flowing. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Astronomy Night Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Interested in what the fall night sky has on offer? Want to try out a nice telescope? Join the Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland for a Family Astronomy event in the field behind Calvert Library Fairview Branch. 410-257-2101

Friday, Nov. 8 • 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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Out&About Thursday, Oct. 31

• Trick-or-treat at the Bayside History Museum 4025 4th Street, North Beach, 6 to 8 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by the Bayside History Museum for some treats on Halloween night! • Classic Car/Motorcycle trunk or treat Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad, 755 Solomons Island Road S. Prince Frederick, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1 • First Friday Tours Jefferson Patterson Park Museum 10515 Mackall Road St. Leonard, 1 p.m. 410-586-8501  • Dinner American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, Chesapeake Beach, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join us for an informal dinner in the lower-level dining room.  Chef Jack will be whipping up his World-Famous Roast Pork with all the trimmings. The cost is $10, including salad and beverage. Public invited. Call for more information. 301-855-6466.

Saturday, Nov. 2 • Shelter Showcase Huntingtown High School, Huntingtown, 11 to 3 p.m. The Huntingtown High School Humane Society Club is hosting The Shelter Showcase. Come see the shelter’s finest dogs, dressed to the K9’s, walk the red carpet between 1 and 2 p.m. at our Apawdemy Awards! Meet all the dogs and cats hoping for a loving, forever home. All dogs in the show will be available for adoption. Adoption fee is $100 for dogs and includes spay/neuter, microchip and first vaccines. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? E-mail Lynne at gillisl@calvertnet.k12. Our rain date is Saturday, November 9, same time frame. • CMH Thrift Store Dunkirk Market Place 10366 Southern Md. Blvd. Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Sheldon Goldberg Center for Breast Care. New fall & winter clothes, shoes and purses. • Asbury Sale Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, 11000 Asbury Circle, Solomons, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a sale in the Auditorium and other sites in the building. This will include Betty’s Closet a resale of new and gently used clothing and accessories. We will have many new items of winter clothing. Grannies will be selling housewares, furniture and miscellaneous items. The library committee will have many books at a reasonable price. In addition this time we will have a special sale by the piece makers (quilt group) of handmade items. All proceeds

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will benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. • Museum Organizational Meeting Calvert County Library in Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, 10 to 11 a.m. The Spaceflight America Museum, part of Volanz Aerospace, Inc., a Maryland educational non-profit, will host a museum organizational meeting. There will be a presentation on the organization and the museum. Come and learn about how you can become involved in the new Spaceflight America Museum coming to the Storer Planetarium in 2014. For more information, please contact Alan Hayes at . This is not a library-sponsored program. • Maker’s Market Annmarie Sculpture Garden  Arts Center  13480 Dowell Road Dowell, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 410-326-4640   • American Chestnut Land Trust’s 18th Annual Auction and Dinner St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane Prince Frederick, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 410-414-3400  • Care To Wine Fundraising Dinner Friday’s Creek Winery This event features 4 courses of signature southern dishes (plus dessert) from Saphron Restaurant with wine pairings from Fridays Creek Winery. Join us for an amazing dinner in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere surrounded by local history, art and winemaking. Tickets are $60 each or 10 for $500. Call 410-5350133 or visit www.adcofcalvertcounty. org. Proceeds from this event will help support Adult Day Care of Calvert County, an Adult Medical Day Care program of professional care, assistance and activities for elderly and disabled adults in our community. • American Red Cross Blood Drives Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, 45945 Buck Hewitt Rd, Lexington Park, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region will hold blood drives in cities and towns throughout the region. Donors are encouraged to call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit online at redcrossblood. org to make an appointment or for more information

Sunday, Nov. 3 • PaxSpace Makerspace Grand Opening and Open House 44178 Airport View Dr., Bay 13, Hollywood, 12 p.m. PaxSpace, Inc. ( is a community operated physical space (Makerspace), where people can meet to collaborate and work on projects. Our purpose is to create a sharing environment that provides education and scientific awareness to Southern Maryland. PaxSpace aims to bring back the American spirit of ingenuity by building a community of makers instead of

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Community Events just consumers. We hope to inspire lifelong learning and innovation, while also strengthening our local community. Please come by to see our space, meet our founders, hear our plans, and start your membership! We hope to see you there!!

Monday, Nov. 4 • ArtLAB Mom’s Club Annmarie Garden, 10 a.m. to 12 noon Discover your little one’s creative potential in the artLAB! These lightly guided sessions will help your child make great art, fun toys, creative costumes, and new friends. Perfect for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, with parent. • Monday Memories Tour Jefferson Patterson Park Museum 10515 Mackall Road St. Leonard, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 410-586-8501  • Boating Safety Class Scheduled County Services Plaza, 150 Main Street, Prince Frederick, 6 to 10 p.m. Drum Point Flotilla, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, is conducting a Maryland Boating Safety Education Class beginning 4 Nov.  The class will consist of three, four hour class sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.   A final test will be given on 7 November.   This course qualifies anyone born after 1 July 1972 for having taken and successfully completed a safe boating class to operate a vessel on Maryland waters. Cost is $20. For further details and pre-registration call:  R. T. West, 410-535-2035, or go to our website: • American Red Cross Blood Drives Dunkirk Baptist Church, 11275 Southern MD Blvd, Dunkirk, 2 to 7:30 p.m. The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region will hold blood drives in cities and towns throughout the region. Donors are encouraged to call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit online at redcrossblood. org to make an appointment or for more information

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • Sea Squirts: Leaves, Leaves, Falling Down Calvert Marine Museum, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Trees grow tall to reach the sun and sway in the wind in warmer months, but what happens when the weather changes? Through movement, story, and song, we will learn about trees and explore those on the museum grounds. Free drop-in program for children ages 18-months to three years old and their care givers. • Boating Safety Class Scheduled County Services Plaza, 150 Main Street, Prince Frederick, 6 to 10 p.m. Drum Point Flotilla, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, is conducting a Maryland Boating Safety Education Class beginning 4 Nov.  The class will consist of three, four hour class sessions on

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. A final test will be given on 7 November.   This course qualifies anyone born after 1 July 1972 for having taken and successfully completed a safe boating class to operate a vessel on Maryland waters. Cost is $20. For further details and pre-registration call:  R. T. West at 410-535-2035 or visit www. • American Red Cross Blood Drives WaWa, 30320 Three Notch Rd, Charlotte Hall, 12 to 5:30 p.m. The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region will hold blood drives in cities and towns throughout the region. Donors are encouraged to call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit online at redcrossblood. org to make an appointment or for more information • Dinner American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, Chesapeake Beach, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Order your Steak direct from the GrillMaster. The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage. In the lower-Level dining room. Public welcome. For more information, call (301)855-6466.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 • Boating Safety Class Scheduled County Services Plaza, 150 Main Street, Prince Frederick, 6 to 10 p.m. Drum Point Flotilla, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, is conducting a Maryland Boating Safety Education Class beginning 4 Nov. The class will consist of three, four hour class sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.   A final test will be given on 7 November.   This course qualifies anyone born after 1 July 1972 for having taken and successfully completed a safe boating class to operate a vessel on Maryland waters. Cost is $20. For further details and pre-registration call:  R. T. West, 410-535-2035, or go to our website:

Thursday, Nov. 7 • Women to Women Hilton Garden Inn, 8:30 a.m Morning meeting Cost for breakfast is $10. Featured Speaker: Laura Martin, States Attorney Spotlight: Barbara Huber, Silpada Designs-Independent Representative   • Sea Squirts: Leaves, Leaves, Falling Down Calvert Marine Museum, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Trees grow tall to reach the sun and sway in the wind in warmer months, but what happens when the weather changes? Through movement, story, and song, we will learn about trees and explore those on the museum grounds. Free drop-in program for children ages 18-months to three years old and their care givers.


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CLUES DOWN 1. Clothes storage area 2. “__and her Sisters” 3. Revolve 4. One who makes puns 5. Inspire with love 6. Chronograph 7. Look over quickly 9. French philosopher Georges


Email your ad to: or Call: 301-373-4125 or Fax: 301-373-4128. Liner Ads (No artwork or special type) Charged by the line with the 4 line minimum. Display Ads (Ads with artwork, logos, or special type) Charged by the inch with the 2 inch minimum. All private party ads must be paid before ad is run.

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

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

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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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Large organization located in Piney Point, MD has a full time Laborer position open. Duties include – cutting grass, trimming hedges and trees, cleaning the shop, maintaining equipment, helping with the flowerbeds, mulching, and assisting the maintenance department when needed on base and other school properties. We offer an excellent benefits package. Compensation is $7.50/hour. Please send resume via email to mszepesi@seafarers. org or fax at (301) 702-6060. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Salary can be adjusted at employers discretion based on experience, skill, ability, seniority, and/or education.

Looking for a auto detailer with mechanical skills. Primary job will be detailing automobiles. Some mechanical experience will be required for heavy times. If interested please e-mail or fax resume to 301-737-4206 or call 301-737-6400.

Estate Sales Estate Sale - Lusby Sat 11/2/13 10am - 4pm Cash Only 181 Leason Cove Dr

Curio Cabinet, Sofas, Lamps, Bedroom Set, DR Table & Chairs, China Cabinet, Fridge, Linens, Clothing, Kitchenware, Silvertone hi fi, Pool Table & much more

Easy Estate Liquidations Pam Parks 410-320-1566

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2013-10-31 The Calvert Gazette  

2013-10-31 The Calvert Gazette newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland.

2013-10-31 The Calvert Gazette  

2013-10-31 The Calvert Gazette newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland.