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2014 Legislative Session is Underway Topics of Interest Include Medicinal Marijuana, Minimum Wage

Delegates Mark Fisher and Tony O'Donnell plan remarks during a legislative preview.

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Medicinal marijuana, the statewide minimum wage and the state budget were among topics addressed during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative preview breakfast. Delegates Mark Fisher (R-27B) and Anthony J. O’Donnell (R-29C) and Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (D-27) represented the Calvert County delegation at the breakfast. When asked about the legalization of medicinal marijuana, Miller said he is not in favor of legalizing marijuana across the board but he is in favor of allowing it for medical use in cases where it has been proven to improve the quality of life. Indicating that smoking marijuana is not a big deal is sending the wrong message at the wrong time, O’Donnell said. He thought drug use peaked in the 70s, but now “it’s back, and it’s back with a vengeance.” To put action to his opinion, O’Donnell seeks to form a drug use task force to target prescription drug and heroin use. He intends to approach the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the health department, among others, to be part of the organization. Another topic the representatives were asked to discuss was the possibility of increasing minimum wage statewide. A lot of people are trying to make a living, but raising minimum wage to $15 per hour or more would bring

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COUNTY NEWS Calvert County Government Facility Closures for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces the following office and facility closures for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: • All Calvert County government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. • The Calvert Pines, Southern Pines and North Beach senior centers will be closed Jan. 20. Meals on Wheels will be delivered to clients. • All Calvert Library locations will be closed Jan. 20. • There will be no public transportation services Jan. 20. • All Solid Waste facilities will be open and operating on normal business hours. • Flag Ponds Nature Park and Kings Landing Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary will be closed. • The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center will be open to the public. • Mount Hope and Southern community centers and the North Beach Recreational Center will be closed Jan. 20. The Northeast Community Center will be open. For more information, visit the Calvert County website at

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Cold temperatures and frigid water did not stop hundreds from flocking to North Beach and taking a dip during the annual Polar Bear Plunge. The Polar Bear Plunge is always held on New Year’s Day. For more information, including upcoming events in North Beach, visit

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The Bayside History Museum, Calvert Library and Friends of Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum will host Chris Haley, the Director of the Study of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives research center. Mr. Haley is the nephew of Alex Haley, author of the famous Pulitzer Prize winning book, Roots: The Saga of

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Haley will present a general overview of slavery in Maryland and talk specifically about slaves who escaped from plantations on Plumb (Plum) Point Road. Learn what documents are available at the Maryland State Archives and discover unknown “heroes” of slave flight and resistance.

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Recycle Your Christmas Trees at County Convenience Centers Calvert County residents can take their live Christmas trees and wreaths to county convenience centers for recycling at no charge through Jan. 31. After Jan. 31, all trees must be brought to the Appeal landfill and standard fees will apply. Trees and wreaths must have all decorations, metal frames, lights and metal stands removed. Trees and wreaths may not be in plastic bags. Trees are accepted whole. All materials will be taken to the Appeal landfill to be mulched. Mulch is available to county residents for free. Wrapping paper and cardboard boxes are accepted at the convenience centers for recycling at no cost, any time of the year. Cardboard boxes should be flattened and all packing materials, ribbons and Styrofoam must be removed. Locations of the six convenience centers and their hours are listed on the county website at For more information call 410-326-0210.


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Dominion Cove Point Welcomes New Vice President By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Dominion Cove Point welcomes Michael D. Frederick after a two and a half year stint with Dominion Virginia Power. Frederick was with Dominion Cove Point during two transition periods in the past – when Dominion acquired the liquid natural gas (LNG) facility in 2002 and dur-

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ing its first expansion. He is happy to be back at the Lusby based facility and looks forward to addressing community concerns and continuing the history of strong business-community relations. Dominion Cove Point is in the midst of expanding operations to allow for exporting LNG. Activist groups and neighbors to the facility have opposed the $3.8 billion project. While he said everyone is entitled to his opinion, both he and Community Relations Manger Karl Neddenien agree Dominion Cove Point needs to increase outreach efforts to correct misinformation about the project. One of the concerns most voiced has been for the environmental impact of the project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) required an environmental assessment for the export project, but opponents have called for a full Environmental Impact Study (EIS). One such study has already been completed, Frederick said. Neddenien likened the EIS to a blueprint for a house. As long as the original footprint of the project is not changed, amendments can be made without creating a whole new blueprint. Dominion Cove Point has expanded

Michael Frederick and Karl Neddenien talk about the Dominion Cove Point Export Project.

upon the original EIS, which is public record and available for review, as part of the permitting process but, because the project will not exceed the existing footprint of the LNG facility, there is not a requirement to rewrite the more than 20,000 page document. Another concern has been about the

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Public Forum on the Proposed Cove Point Liquefaction Project to be Held Jan. 28 The League of Women Voters of Calvert County will host a public forum to discuss the proposed Cove Point Liquefaction Project on Tuesday, January 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane in Prince Frederick, MD. All interested residents are encouraged to attend. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call 410-586-2176. The forum is in response to concerns raised by citizens of Calvert County regarding Dominion Cove Point’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to add natural gas liquefaction and exportation capabilities to its existing Cove Point location on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Md. A balanced panel of experts including environmentalists, Dominion Cove Point representatives and gas and energy consultants will attend. Some of the topics to be covered include: How the expansion will impact the environment, the economy, safety and traffic in Calvert County. Panel members will present information and then address questions from the audience. Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government; works to increase understanding of major policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women. The local league in Calvert County began in 1966 and currently has 87 members.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Lusby resident Mike Hart is the latest to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 Calvert County Commissioners’ race. Hart filed as a Republican to run for the first election district seat. A native of Calvert County since his family moved to the area when he was 8 years old, Hart is the owner of Lusby-based Patuxent Wine and Spirits. “This is my community,” he said. “This is where I grew up.” Hart has two children, both of whom are in Calvert County Public Schools. Running for commissioner has

been an idea he toyed with for a while, but it wasn’t until recently that it became feasible. “Now is not the time to wait and see,” he said. He said he sees business opportunities the county is not capitalizing on, such as offering food services at the golf course in Lusby or renting out local sports fields when not being used for county-sponsored activities. This is potential revenue lost, Hart said, during a time when revenue streams are drying up from state and federal sources. Calvert is overly dependant on property taxes and revenue from Dominion Cove Point and Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant.

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If elected, the first thing Hart intends to do is make sure all government departments are on the same page when it comes to growth in Calvert County. The county needs to become more business friendly, he said. On way to start is creating a very clear checklist of details often missed when an individual tries to start a business in Calvert. The county needs to actively seek out businesses to seed branches in the area, he said. “Businesses won’t come to you,” he said. “Sometimes you need to go out and get it.” He welcomes constituents to hold him to his goals if elected. “I want them to make me accountable,” he said.

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Calvert County Government Urges Preparations for Winter Weather Calvert County government urges citizens to be prepared for extreme cold weather. During extreme cold weather events, the primary concern is the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service and a shortage of supplies if storm or weather conditions continue for more than one day. Residents should have the following items available: • Flashlight and extra batteries • Battery-operated NOAA weather radio and portable radio to receive emergency information; these may be your only links to the outside • Extra food and water; high-energy food and food requiring no cooking or refrigeration is best • Extra medicine and baby items • First aid supplies • Maintain ventilation when using kerosene heaters to avoid buildup of toxic fumes. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects. • Heating fuel • Emergency heating source (fireplace, wood stove, space heater, etc.) • Fire extinguisher and smoke detector   If travel or outside activity is required, citizens should: • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. • Watch for frostbite. Symptoms include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately. • Watch for hypothermia. Symptoms include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help immediately. Residents are encouraged to consider family members or neighbors with special needs and assist them in preparing for the winter weather. To stay informed on the approaching weather event, residents should monitor local television channels, radio stations and the Internet. The Calvert County government website at and Facebook page will have updates on local preparations and county government closures should they become necessary.


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

During the week of Dec. 30 through Jan. 5 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,247 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. CDS Violation Case #13-75994: Employees of the Hilton Garden Inn on Dowell Road in Dowell contacted police on Dec. 31 at 9:51 p.m. and reported they noticed a strong odor of burning marijuana emitting from one of the guest rooms. Dep. B. Schaefer responded and made contact with the occupants of the room. Audrey Elizabeth Smart, 23 of Patuxent River, was issued a citation for possession of marijuana less than ten grams. A male occupant was searched and found to have no illicit drugs. Both subjects were asked to vacate the premises. CDS Violation Case #14-26: On Jan. 1 at 2:35 a.m. Cpl. A. Moschetto conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an inoperable headlight on Coster Road at Bafford Road in Lusby. He made contact with the driver, Marcus Chase, Jr., 20 of Port Republic, and found that he was in possession of suspected drugs. Chase was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug: Vicodin and driving on a suspended license. Chase

Firearms Complaint Case #13-75916: On Dec. 31 at 12:40 p.m. DFC A. Locke, along with Det. H. Rich, responded to a home in the 700 block of Good Shepherd Way in Owings for the report of a gunshot. A homeowner reported that he had been sitting in his home when he heard a loud bang and pieces of drywall fell on him. He looked out the window but did not see anything. A bullet was found in a bedroom closet. No one was injured. Det. Rich is continuing the investigation. CDS Violation Case #14-450: On Jan. 3 at 10:57 p.m. Cpl. M. Naecker arrested and charged Horace Mbella Efase, 30 of Capitol Heights, with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams when he conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Efase was driving. The stop occurred on Md. Rt. 260 near the Dash-In in Owings.


Theft from Vehicle Case #14-734: A phone charger and cash were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the driveway of a residence in the 700 block of Crazy Horse Trail in Lusby. Dept. T. Buckler is investigating the theft that occurred overnight between Jan. 4 and 5. Destruction of Property Case #14-857: Someone slashed a truck tire resulting in $360 of damage while it was parked at a gas pump at the Dunkirk WaWa on Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. The owner of the vehicle went inside the store to pay for the gas. When he returned, he observed his truck tire was flat and saw two puncture marks. Surveillance footage shows a possible suspect drive his own truck near the victim’s and get out and approach the victim’s vehicle, then return to his own vehicle. Dep. T. Holt is continuing the investigation.

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The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. Prince Frederick Barrack on TWITTER: The Maryland State Police, Barrack “U” Twitter account following is growing. Follow @MSP_Prince_Fred to be a part of important Maryland State Police activity and information affecting the citizens of southern Maryland. You can also contact us any time with questions or information about crime and other police activity or visit our barrack webpage at or cut and paste this link. FieldOperationsBureau/Barracks/BarrackUPrinceFrederick.aspx. Possession of Marijuana: On Dec. 28 at 1:40 a.m., Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle at Rt. 260 and Boyds Turn Rd. in Owings for traffic violations and arrested a 17 year old from Lothian for driving under the influence. A search revealed that the juvenile was in possession of marijuana. The juvenile was transported to the Prince Frederick Barrack for processing. Theft: On Dec. 30 at 12:52 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes responded to the 8700 block of Oakcrest Dr. in St. Leonard for a reported theft. Two gold rings were taken from the victim’s residence and suspects have been developed. Investigation continues. Burglary: On Dec. 30 at 9:14 p.m., Sr. Trooper Gill responded to the 700 block of Alamo Lane in Lusby for a reported burglary. The victim’s home was entered while the house was unoccupied. Prescription medication, money and jewelry were stolen. Investigation continues. Possession of Marijuana: On Dec. 31 at 2:35 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 at Industry Lane in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Daniel L. Edwards, 46 of Port Republic, was arrested for driving on a suspended license. A search revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Marijuana: On Jan. 1 at 8:50 a.m., Trooper Barlow stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 at Commerce Ln. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. A search revealed that the driver was in possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Kelly P. McConkey Jr., 21 of Owings, was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Possession of Marijuana: On Jan. 1 at 5:25 p.m., Trooper First Class Logsdon stopped a vehicle in the 1700 block of Prosper Lane in Owings for traffic violations. Brendan W. Colona, 20 of Owings, was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing and was released. Possession of Marijuana: On Jan. 1 at 7:02 p.m., Trooper First Class Costello stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Main St. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. A search revealed that the driver was in possession of Marijuana. Jean P. Wilkerson, 44 of Silver Spring, was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Destruction of Property: On Jan. 4 at 10:54 a.m., Trooper Barlow responded to the 12400 block of Ridge Rd. in Lusby for a reported destruction of property. The victim reported two holes in the window of the residence which appeared to be made by a BB gun. Investigation continues. Theft and Possession of Marijuana: On Jan. 4 at 11:25 a.m., Trooper First Class Lewis responded to 800 block of Grovers Turn Rd. in Owings for the theft of a laptop computer. Investigation revealed Dustin D. Smith, 22 of Owings, had stolen the laptop and sold it. He was arrested for theft. During the arrest, he was searched and found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.


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Forever Feeding Your Sweet Tooth shop is open to hosting for parties and other activities. The Sweet Dreams Candy Shoppe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and open on Sundays from after church until 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays. The shop is located at 4902

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer In honor of its 10th anniversary, Sweet Dreams Candy Shoppe owner Bonnie Blackwell is making some changes. Soon, the shop will feature an ice cream bar, more varieties of chocolate and possibly a fudge station where the fudge would be made as visitors watch. In honor of her husband who was killed in a car accident in 2001, Blackwell created and opened the shop as a way to celebrate the memories that they shared on vacations where he would travel to an old time candy shop on a search for Boston Baked Beans. In 2004, the shop opened its doors for the first time and specialized in Boston Baked Beans. Since then, Blackwell has expanded the store, giving classes on candy making, going out to various places to give demonstrations and even having different organizations and schools come to the shop for field trips. The shop is very hands on and Blackwell is interactive with those that enter the shop. In addition to the candy itself, the shop also has a coffee, tea and hot chocolate station where various warm drinks

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can be made. Blackwell also has special seasonal items in the shop such as the opportunity for pictures to be taken with the “Easter Bunny” in the Spring, “dipping stations” during the Halloween season where visitors can make their own chocolate covered candy or caramel covered apples, and even a “Santa Mailbox” where Christmas letters can be placed to be sent to the North Pole. Blackwell makes all of the chocolate creations that are sold in her shop as well as all of the flavors of fudge, which vary by season. She hopes to expand her sweets repertoire in the coming years and begin making gummy treats as well. The Photos courtesy of Bonnie Blackwell

Golfers “Stroke of Luck” Raises Over $22,000 for Alzheimer’s Association

The 4th Annual Stroke of Luck Against Alzheimer’s Golf Tournament was held on Sept. 13, 2013 at Chesapeake Hills Golf Club in Lusby, Md. Major sponsors included Limousines, Inc., Chesapeake Grille & Deli – Dunkirk & Bowie, and Enterprise Consulting, Inc. A check was presented to the Alzheimer’s Association for $22.392 to support awareness and continue the fight to find a cure. This tournament benefits the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Limousines, Inc. owner, Matt Loiacono and Enterprise Consulting, Inc. owner, Gloria Baer’s father, Elturino “Lucky” Loiacono who passed away in 2008. If you would like additional information about the Stroke of Luck Golf Tournament for 2014 or supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, please visit

Calvert Chamber of Commerce Supports Scholarship Fund The Chamber of Commerce of Calvert County presented the College of Southern Maryland with $677 in support of student scholarships during the Business After Hours reception hosted at the Prince Frederick Campus on Dec. 12. From left are Calvert Chamber Secretary Darren Rickwood with First Home Mortgage, Calvert County Schools Assistant Director of Human Resources and Chamber Vice Chair Vicky Karol, CSM Vice President and Dean of Prince Frederick Campus Dr. Richard Fleming, Asbury-Solomons Executive Director and Chamber Chair of the Board Andrew Applegate, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, CSM Foundation Past Chair Greg Cockerham, CSM Director of Administrative Services for Prince Frederick Campus and past Chamber Chair of the Board Gladys Jones, CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin and Chamber Director Beth Abbott with PNC.

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Helping Parents, Helping Students By Sarah Miller Staff Writer From parents unsure of how to help their students with homework to students preparing to graduate and go to college, the PTA sponsored Math Information and Strategies night, to be held Jan. 14, will offer advice for everyone. The Parent Teacher Alliance and Calvert County Public Schools are joining forces to host the information night. When PTA President Sherry Mervine approached him about an information night, Acting Director of Instruction Scott McComb said the school district was happy to help. Math Information and Strategies Night will include three sessions. The first, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., will target elementary school math strategies. The second session will be from 7 to 8 p.m. and targets parents of middle school students. “Participants will examine the secondary math pathways as Calvert County Public Schools transitions to the Common Core as well as take a closer look at the new middle school math online curriculum program,

‘Agile Mind,’” according to a press release. Agile Mind is a computer based math program that allows students to apply math to real-world situations and encourages them to hone their creative problem solving skills, McComb said. From 8 to 9 p.m., representatives from the College of Southern Maryland will present information about financial planning and college classes available to high school students. Additionally, representatives will discuss continuing education opportunities for adults. The goal of the evening is to help parents help their children, McComb said. In cases such as the Agile Mind program, he wants parents to see how the program benefits their children and fits in with the common core state standards. Math Information and Strategies night will be in the Calvert Middle School cafeteria, located at 655 Chesapeake Boulevard in Prince Frederick. To register for the Math Information and Strategies Night, visit Registrations must be in by Jan. 10.

Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction Project How Would the Expansion Affect Calvert County? • Environment? • Economics? • Safety? • Traffic?

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The League of Women Voter of Calvert County is conducting this Forum as a public service in response to concerns raised by citizens of Calvert County regarding Dominion Cove Point’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to add natural gas liquefaction and exportation capabilities to its existing Cove Point LNG Terminal located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, MD.

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Math Information and Strategies Night - Jan. 14 Calvert Middle School cafeteria, 655 Chesapeake Boulevard, Prince Frederick. • Elementary Math Strategies for Homework Help - 5:30 to 7 p.m. • Middle School Math and Common Core Curriculum – 7 to 8 p.m. • College Level/Career Preparedness for High School – 8 to 9 p.m.

Student Made Anti-Smoking Commercials Sought By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Calling all students with an interest in filmmaking – here’s your chance to create a video that could be viewed statewide. The Calvert County libraries, in partnership with the Calvert County Health Department and the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program, are hosting the Kick-Butts Video Making Contest to encourage teens to create videos to encourage their peers to either quit smoking or not pick up the habit, according to Public Relations Coordinator Robyn Truslow. The restitution fund program is funding the Kick-Butts Video Making Contest, Truslow said. To assist budding filmmakers, the library has a limited number of video cameras and computers available to borrow in addition to hosting editing classes using both computers and smart phone apps. One of the film-editing teachers, Charles Gauthier, has a personal history with smoking and knows how difficult it can be to quit. He taught in Calvert County Public Schools for 35 years and has always been interested in filmmaking. When Truslow asked him to be involved with the contest, he was happy for the opportunity to teach what he knows. “If you learn how to use this stuff [editing software] you can really have a

lot of fun,” Gauthier said. In addition to teaching an editing class at the library, Gauthier created a promotional video, which he distributed to each of the county high schools for them to show during their announcements. Participants have an opportunity to win prizes such as iTunes gift cards, Amazon gift cards, Bluetooth speakers and a limo ride and dinner. Two winners will be chosen. The people’s choice award will go to the video with the most views on YouTube. The second, juried, winner will be shown on Comcast cable as a regular commercial. Participants can upload your video straight to Youtube tagging it with “calvertkicksbutts” and “CalvertLibrary”. Email entry form to craines@ Participants may also bring in a non-returnable mp4 copy of the video to any Calvert Library location. The copy and an entry form should be in an envelope. The disk should be marked with a team representative’s name, phone number, and “Kick Butts Contest”. Include entry form in envelope. All original, signed talent forms can either be brought into any Calvert Library location or mailed to Calvert Library Kick Butts Contest, 850 Costley Way Prince Frederick, MD 20678.


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Medart Galleries Three Generations and Counting By Sarah Miller Staff Writer While serving in the Navy more than 40 years ago, William Radosevic was assigned to NATO Headquarters in Naples, Italy. When he came back to the United States, he brought two things with him – this wife, Annamaria, and a collection of original oil paintings. The paintings were the origins of Medart Galleries. Three locations and three generations later, Medart Galleries is a thriving “micro-business” specializing in custom framing, among a bevy of other services, according to co-owner Frank Radosevic. The retail idea was conceived the night before Frank was born, while William was visiting with an old shipmate. William’s shipmate decided to return to Italy to find employment and continue his education. The men established a partnership, with the shipmate selling art to the American Forces in Italy and exporting oil paintings to William. William and Annamaria, with their family in tow, began wholesaling original Italian oil paintings. The name Medart is an abbreviation of Mediterranean Art, William said. Frank and his sister, Teresa Schrodel, grew up traveling with their parents on buying and selling trips to

Frank, Annamaria, William Radosevic and Teresa Schrodel - the first two generations of Medart Galleries.

Frank Radosevic builds a frame.

New York, Europe and all up and down the East Coast, learning about the finer points in dealing art. The family settled down and finally opened their first Medart Galleries location at Andrews Air Force Base in 1979, when it was time for Frank to begin school, William said. Currently, William, Annamaria, Frank and Schrodel are co-owners of Medart Galleries. Frank and Schrodel began helping out, working in the store after school and on weekends. They moved to a location in Bright Center West in Owings in 1985, then moved again in 1992 to the current location in the Dunkirk Market Place. The family business helped Frank fund his college education at Corcoran College of Art. To pay for his student loans, and to provide some pocket money, Frank cut mats and framed shows for fellow students before their senior thesis exhibits. During his senior year, he was so busy helping prepare others shows he neglected his own, a fact that angered his advisor. After he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Frank went to work for the family business, which had just opened in their current location.

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Customers were requesting custom picture framing soon after opening in Owings, and Frank began acquiring the tools to accommodate requests. Currently, in an effort to further meet the requests of customers, Medart Galleries offers photo restoration services. Frank is in charge of the framing side of the house. He assembles every frame personally, paying great attention to detail. Displays are built as much to preserve history as they are to display photos and mementos, he said. While there are many challenges in running a small business, one of the benefits is he is able to handle the volume of demand personally and can assure the quality of every frame, shadowbox and display case that leaves the store. “There’s no way I could do what he does,” Schrodel said. “He’s so meticulous.” Schrodel flirted with the idea of leaving the family business. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Station Management with minors in Marketing and Public Relations from Frostburg State University. She had internship offers with broadcasters and, while her family was supportive she “had that Catholic Italian guilt


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about leaving the family business,” she said. Schrodel returned home from college graduation and started full time at the location in Dunkirk. Her daughter, Carmen Schrodel, is currently a student at St. Mary’s Ryken in Leonardtown, Md., is the third generation of family working at Medart Galleries. Schrodel worked throughout her pregnancy, not stopping until she actually went into labor, then returning three weeks later with Carmen. Like her mother, Carmen grew up surrounded by family and the family business. When Carmen was a year old, Schrodel’s husband, Michael, got sick. During that rough time in her life, Schrodel found one of the benefits of working with her family – they covered for her whenever she needed them and took care of Carmen while she tended to her husband. When he passed away two years later, she stayed home for a couple weeks trying to figure out what came next. William called her and said customers were asking about her and wondering when she was coming back. She went back that same day. She said she doesn’t know any other employer who would have been more accommodating and understanding than her own family, she said. Now the Gallery Director, Schrodel runs the operations of the gallery, the financials and marketing. She works with customers to create the perfect frame that will showcase whatever piece they wish to display. In addition to framing services, Medart Galleries displays and sells art, from paint-

ings to pottery and one-of-a-kind lamps. There is something for anybody, Schrodel said. And they don’t limit themselves to visual arts. Medart Galleries even supplies rental instruments for budding musicians through a partnership with Music & Arts. Return customers are the backbone of the business, Frank said, adding that he has framed entire collections for customers, including a map collector with maps between 100 and 500 years old. “We have the absolute greatest clientele,” Schrodel said. Some customers have run out of projects to frame, or space in their home to display pieces, but they still come in to have a cup of coffee and catch up, Frank said. Schrodel appreciates the community’s support and, in the new year, plans to offer monthly artist mingles and events at the gallery. 2013 was a year devoted to settling in to their newly expanded Dunkirk location, while 2014 will be about getting involved in the community, Schrodel said. Personally, she volunteers with Calvert Hospice and serves on the Board of Directors of both the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce. Medart Galleries is located at 10735 Town Center Boulevard in Dunkirk. For more information, visit or call 410-257-6616 or 301-855-4515.

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Three Simple Tricks to Health and Weight Management By Debra Meszaros CSN Why do so many Americans struggle with maintaining ideal weight levels? With all that science has uncovered about disease, why are we losing the battle against all of the top diseases? Article after article and web page after web page, information surfaces about how your diet affects your health. Why do most fail to implement simple dietary adjustments? In our fast paced society it is the illusion of finding the magic pill or solution that will correct one’s issue quickly. We don’t have time to be sick, just fix me quick! Once society abandons this idea, we may then stand a chance on winning battles against disease. A few dietary adjustments could change everything! The most important adjustment is the amount of sugar we consume daily. It is the top addiction in the United States. Although natural substitute sugars are available to use as tools to reduce sugar intake, they do very little to help the body overcome sugar addiction. You are still feeding the body some form of sugar. It’s like substituting different drugs for a drug addiction; in the end you’re still addicted! Slowly reduce your sugar intake gradually over time, do not start your day off with sugar, and limit your intake of fruit to two servings per day. Fruits are a healthier form of sugar, but still sugar. Once you begin to remove sugar from your diet slowly, your pallet adjusts, and the struggle to eliminate sugar lessens. Ideal sugar intake is 15 to 25 grams per day. Excess sugar contributes to an increase in body fat, stress to your thyroid, adrenal glands,

pancreas, liver, and upsets the delicate balance of beneficial bacteria in your body. The second adjustment is the unraveling of the myth that the sun is bad for you. The importance of maintaining proper levels of vitamin D in the body are huge. Vitamin D influences ten percent of your genes and involved in many physical, mental, and emotional aspects of health. Smart exposure to the sun helps the body manufacture vitamin D; it is the most effective way to increase your vitamin D levels. The next best option would be to supplement vitamin D; but not all individuals fully benefit from supplementation as many individuals struggle with digestion. If you do not currently monitor your vitamin D levels, you may want to consider requesting it every time you have blood work performed. If you currently have a dysfunction or disease, your vitamin D levels may need to be beyond the normal range to help the body overcome the dysfunction. Consult a knowledgeable practitioner about therapeutic levels of vitamin D. The last adjustment is grain intake. In the area of weight management, there’s no better solution to losing weight than reducing to eliminate grains and sugars from the diet. Utilizing grains at each meal falsely satisfy your appetite; it is the bloating grains produce that makes you feel full. The less grains that you consume, the more protein, fat, and vegetables you can eat. Quality calories provide a much higher amount of nutrition and fewer cravings for food. Reducing grains to a few servings per week vs. per day can have amazing advantages in health and weight management. ©2014 Debra Meszaros All rights reserved; no duplication without permission. DISCLAIMER: When you read through the diet and lifestyle information, you must know that

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More Dominion Answers By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner, District 2 As Dominion Cove Point LNG continues to work through the approximately 50 licenses still required for the proposed liquefaction project, more websites and FaceBook pages are springing up in opposition. What entities or persons are behind these? What is their agenda? Most of what I have read so far is out of date, blatantly false, or very biased. I will present the facts as best I can as they develop. Cove Point Road is a big concern. Most of Cove Point Road is a state road, which means it is a numbered road owned by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA). SHA also controls all the intersections with the state portion of Cove Point Road. The County Administrator, Terry Shannon, along with Pat Haddon, who is the Transportation Planner for Calvert County, and I met with Doug Simmons, Deputy Secretary of SHA for Planning, Gregory Slater, SHA District 5 Planner, and Lee Starkloff, SHA District Highway Engineer last week. We shared our concerns along with the concerns of the constituents we represent. We believe that Cove Point Road must be widened and that sidewalks and bike paths must be constructed on the north side of Cove Point Road. We have already been told that the intersection of Cove Point Road and

Little Cove Point Road and the Intersection of Cove Point Road and Route 4 will be improved to create safer intersections. We also discussed concerns with other intersections along Route 4 and other roads that may be impacted by the additional traffic generated by the workers driving to the staging area at Cove Point Road and Route 4. Plans are to meet again with SHA in about one month to review progress. We all agreed that the ability of residents of the Cove Point communities to exit those communities is paramount. Noise levels from the expansion at Dominion Cove Point must adhere to the Calvert County Noise Ordinance, which is quite strict. Dominion plans to build 60 foot high sound barrier walls behind the 90 foot high tree line. These are the same kinds of sound walls seen along the Beltway. The exemption from Calvert County inspections of liquefaction equipment does not exempt Dominion from the Noise Ordinance nor from any other Calvert County Ordinance. I am told the sound walls will only be visible at the entry road to the plant. Water concerns continue to be raised. Dominion is drilling a well approximately 2000 feet deep into the Patapsco Aquifer. An aquifer is an underground river. Residences use the Aquia aquifer, another underground river. There will be no effect on ground water. Stormwater must be managed on site and will not be going into the Chesapeake Bay. Sewer is a hot button issue. Dominion plans to run a sewer line from the Solomons Wastewater Treatment Plant. It will be a large diameter line. Does it mean that small residential lots in Cove Point Beach and other nearby communities could be hooked up to

sewer? Possibly. To do so would benefit the Chesapeake Bay since shallow wells and old septic systems create much more pollution into the Chesapeake Bay than Dominion can produce. However, the cost to hook up is significant. No decisions have been made in this regard. I have been asked if grants are available for hook up or if the costs could be amortized over 20 years. I don’t know yet. I will share more information as it becomes available. I have been asked about fault lines near the Dominion Cove Point Plant. FERC requires that Dominion activities mitigate for any seismic activity the same as the Nuclear Regulatory Agency requires Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant to have all kinds of plans in place to cope with any seismic activity. Neither Japan nor India own the LNG ships that transport the gas. LNG tankers are examples of International Shipping. We live in a world of international business where ships can be flagged from countries halfway around the world from where the product is delivered. Additionally, the Coast Guard boards the LNG tankers at will. Coast Guard approved and certified ship pilots man the helm of the LNG tankers inside the Bay. About 14,000 tankers per year traverse the Bay. 85 will be going to Cove Point. What about the oyster beds in Solomons? The Maryland Department of the Environment must issue permits for the location of any docks to prevent damage to oyster beds. Why can’t the equipment be offloaded at Dominion’s dock on the Bay? The answer is that the ground is too steep from the Bay to the construction area within the fence line.

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The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces the Clean Air Act. Dominion must be in compliance with the Clean Air Act. I will have more details on the issue of air pollution soon. The data is available in the 15,000 pages of documents on the FERC website, but I will get a plain English translation for us lay people. However, at the Christmas luncheon of the Calvert County League of Women Voters, Dr. Tom Miller, Executive Director of the University of Maryland Estuarine Research Lab in Solomons who is a research scientist was asked by an opponent of the plant about air and water pollution. Dr. Miller stated that he had no concerns. He pointed out that India currently burns dirty coal and that emissions from India will be cut in half by the use of LNG to replace coal, thereby reducing the worldwide air pollution load. (By the way, the opponent remained unconvinced.) Property values of residential properties in the vicinity of Dominion Cove Point have been raised as a concern. There is no indication that property values will be affected once the liquefaction construction is completed. There may be an increased demand for homes in the area as employees of the EPC Contractor, IHI/Kiewit, are already purchasing homes in the Lusby/Solomons area. The greater demand may well create a rise in prices. However, no definitive data is yet available. I will continue to update the public. If you have particular questions, please email me those questions at Finally, best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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

Virginia Griego Forgue, 67 Virginia Griego Forgue “Virgie”, 67, of Lusby, Maryland, passed away on Dec. 30, 2013 in the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, Prince Frederick, Maryland. She was born on Aug. 26, 1946 in Leyte, Philippines to the late Dominador Griego and Expectacion Callera Griego. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 274, Lusby, Md. Virgie is survived by her husband Dennis A. Forgue of Lusby, Md.; four daughters Cristina Brisley, Catherine, Charlene and Cynthia Forgue; her son Christopher Forgue and four grandchildren. The Family received friends on Thursday, January 2 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., where a Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:30 p.m. with Monsignor Michael Wilson officiating.  Internment was private. Should friends desire contributions may be made in her memory to Calvert Hospice, P. O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Donations are encourage on-line at

M. Marie Jones, 82 M. Marie Jones, 82, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away at her home on January 2, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 25, 1931 in Frederick, Md., to the late William Hawse and Mary Keith Hawse. She married her beloved husband James A. Jones, Sr. on Mar. 15, 1957.  Marie was extremely devoted to her family and she loved gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James A. Jones, Sr. who passed away on July 22, 2009, her son David Michael Jones, two brothers and six sisters. Marie is survived by her children, Sandra Feinberg and her husband David, Doris Crist and her husband Bob, both of Prince Frederick, Md., Sharon Lemon of Greenfield, Iowa, Jimmy Jones and his wife Brenda of Lusby, Md. and Patrick Jones of Key West, Fla., fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. The

Family received friends on Saturday, January 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., where a Celebration of Life Service was held at 12 p.m., with Marty Gardiner officiating. Internment was held on Monday, January 6 at 11 a.m., in Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, Rockville, MD. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in her memory to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Donations are encouraged on-line at For more information or to leave condolences please visit

Leonard Russell Jones, Jr., 83 Leonard Russell “Buck” Jones, Jr., 83, of Friendship passed away Dec. 29, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. He was born May 19, 1930 in Lower Marlboro to Leonard Russell and Gertrude Marie (Griffith) Jones. He was raised in Lower Marlboro and attended Fairview Elementary and Calvert High School, later earning his GED. He married Laurene Owings on July 24, 1954 in Friendship, where they also made their home. Buck has been a resident of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home for the past six months. He entered the United States Army on Aug. 19, 1950, serving until June 6, 1952. He completed his reserve obligation on Sept. 18, 1953, and was honorably discharged as Sargent First Class. While in the Army, he earned the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars and the United Nations Service Medal. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with the State of Maryland, and also owned and operated an excavating business for fifteen years. After retirement, he worked part-time at Rod-n-Reel driving the tram, was a postal clerk at the Friendship Post Office, and a clerk at the former Friendship Family Grocery. He was a member of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach and Friendship United Methodist Church. Buck enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, western movies, vacations to Ocean City, and spending time with his family. Buck was preceded in death by his

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parents and a sister Alma Ruth Hall. He is survived by his wife Laurene Owings Jones of Friendship, a son Larry R. Jones and wife Gale of Sunderland, and daughters Wanda L. Hyde and husband Billy of Fairhaven and Katherine M. “Kathy” Wood and husband Donnie of Friendship. Also surviving are grandchildren, David and Danny Hyde and Ryan and Kyle Wood, and a great-granddaughter Alexis Hyde. Family and friends were received Thursday, Jan. 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home, where a funeral service and celebration of Buck’s life will be held Friday at 11a.m. Interment will follow in Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church Cemetery, Owings. Memorial donations in Buck’s name may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To leave condolences visit www.rauschfuneralhomes. com.

William Lawrence Meekins, 88 William Lawrence “Bill” Meekins, 88, of Lothian passed away Jan. 2, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was born Nov. 10, 1925 in Wanchese, North Carolina on Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks to Mary Levina (Tillett) and Joseph Gideon Meekins. He was raised in North Carolina and graduated from Elizabeth City High School in 1943. He then attended Newberry College in South Carolina, Notre Dame University in Indiana, and George Washington University. Mr. Meekins studied engineering and became a licensed Professional Land Surveyor. He entered the United States Navy and served in the South Pacific aboard the US Ship Y202. He married Donna C. Ray on July 2, 1949, and they lived in Washington D.C., La Plata, District Heights, and settled in Lothian in 1968. In 1951, he opened W.L. Meekins, Inc., a land surveying and engineering firm in Forestville, which is still operated by his son and daughter. Mr. Meekins was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lothian. He taught Sunday school for over 50 years, was a lay leader, and was a soloist in the choir. He was also a member of the Maryland Society of Surveyors. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, traveling, and spending time with his family. Mr. Meekins was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Marvin Hester Meekins. He is survived by his loving wife Donna R. Meekins, a daughter Karen M. Domeier and husband Patrick, and a son William L. Meekins, Jr., and wife Linda, all of Lothian. Also surviving are grandchildren Caleb Domeier, Kira Winkelstein, Chelsea Jeffries, Jeff Meekins, Laura Meekins, and Rachel Livingston; great-grandchildren Elliott and Violet Domeier, and a sister Levina Fleming of Tulsa, Okla. Family and friends were received Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. A funeral service and celebration of Mr. Meekins’ life was held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Private interment will be at the Meekins

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Marlene Ann McGrath, 66 Marlene Ann McGrath, 66, of Owings passed away Jan. 2, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was born Sept. 12, 1947 in Greensburg, Pa., to Carl Vincent and Mary A. (Procup) Fetchero. Marlene was raised in Greensburg, where she attended public schools and graduated from Hempfield High School in 1965. She married Thomas Patrick McGrath on Dec. 11, 1965 and they lived in Pennsylvania. She and Thomas moved to Maryland in 1986 and lived in Linthicum, and in early 2013, they moved to Owings to live with their daughter. Marlene was primarily a homemaker, and also worked with McGrath Advertising, their family owned advertising business. She was a member of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Owings and was a very spiritual person. She loved cooking, especially Italian dishes, travel, warm weather, visiting relatives, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Carl Fetchero, and her son Michael B. McGrath. She is survived by her husband Thomas Patrick McGrath, a daughter Tina M. King and husband Lee, all of Owings, and a daughter-in-law Tricia McGrath of Annapolis. Also surviving are grandchildren Anna Lee King of Owings, and Reagan E. and Corinne E. McGrath, both of Annapolis.2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Church, Owings. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To leave condolences visit www.

Abdiel Ridgely Albaugh, III, 63 Abdiel Ridgely Albaugh, III, age 63, of Owings, Md., died tragically in a house fire on Dec. 25, 2013. Ridge was born in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 31, 1949, and grew up in The Plains, Va., where he attended Fauquier High School.  He graduated from The University of Virginia in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.    After college he worked for Pool Service Company in Arlington, Va. In 1980, he and Pattie Sue Reidelbach were married in Franconia, Va., and had one son, Hunter.  Abdiel’s career advanced to underwater search and recovery with several companies including Steadfast Marine, Oceaneering International, Inc. and Phoenix International. Recently, he was an independent contractor specializing in geological and pipeline surveys. Abba was a member of Sigma Chi Fra-


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ternity of the University of Virginia and a member of the Westbrook Hunt Club in Virginia.. He was a history buff, especially of the American Civil War and a big fan of Robert E. Lee. He enjoyed researching genealogy, hunting, fishing and the Washington Redskins. Ridge was preceded in death by his parents Betty Jane (Westmoreland) and Abdiel R. Albaugh, Jr.. Surviving are his son Hunter R. Albaugh and former wife Pattie Sue Albaugh, both of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and his brother Lance Albaugh and sister Shari Albaugh, both of Warrenton, Va. Friends may gather with the family on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 to 11a.m., at Rausch Funeral Home, where a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m.  Interment will be held in the Lovettsville Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va., followed by a celebration of Ridge’s life later that afternoon. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert County Historical Society.

Anna Christine Team, 94 Anna Christine “Christy” Team, age 94, of North Beach, Md., passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Jan. 3. She was born July 16, 1919 in Washington, D.C. to Ernest Lynwood and Helen Catherine (Hoy) Laycock. Christy was raised in Washington and attended St. Peter’s School, graduated from St. Patrick’s High School and the Washington Secretaries School. On July 6, 1946 she was married to Robert G. Team in St. Peter’s Church in Washington, D.C.. Christy was employed as an administrative assistant at the F.B.I. and retired from the Department of Commerce in 1975. She and her husband made North Beach their full time residence after retirement. Mrs. Team was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert G. Team, son Charles E. “Mike” Team and brothers Charles and George Laycock. Surviving are her son Robert Bruce Team of North Beach, daughter Kathryn Turner and her husband Eddie of Chesapeake Beach, grandchildren Michael B. Team and his wife Amanda of Manakin Sabat, Va., Jennifer Team of Waldorf and Kristin Team of North Beach and great grandchildren Ellery and Gavin Team.

Friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, Md. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, North Beach. Interment will follow at St. John Vianney Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice.

Larry Randall Singleton, 62 Larry Randall Singleton, 62, of St. Leonard, Md., formerly of St. Mary’s County, passed away suddenly at his home on Jan. 1. He was born on December 21, 1951 in Knoxville, Tenn., to the late Junior Paul Singleton and Norma Fern Needham Singleton. He attended and graduated from Claiborne County High School and Berea College, Berea, Ky. Larry served his country in the U. S. Navy from 1975 – 1981. On Dec. 15, 1984 Larry married his beloved wife Edie S. Singleton in Leonardtown, Md. He was employed as a Field Engineer with MIL Corporation of Lexington Park, Md. Larry loved music of all kinds, especially Blue Grass, Jazz and Blues. He loved anything to do with his “VOLS”. Larry is survived by his wife of 29 years Edie Singleton, his children, Gerald Wright and his wife Patty of Moncks Corner, S.C., Dorina Wright and David Wright both of St. Leonard, Md.; siblings, J. P. Singleton, Jr. and his wife Norma Jean of Plant City, Fla., David Wesley and his wife Karen of Tazewell, Tenn., Pamela “Penny” Singleton of Powell, Tenn., and the late Brett Singleton; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family received friends on Monday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. A service celebrating his life was held on Tuesday, January 7, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Marty Gardner officiating. Military honors were offered by the United States Navy. Interment was private. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Charity of ones choice.

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Inpatient Care Center, Harwood, Md. He was born Sept. 1, 1939 in Murrysville, Pa. to Charles B. and Helen L. (Homer) Elinore Lucille DuRemaley. Roger grew up in MontgomBost (affectionately know ery County and graduated from Wheaas Pat), 84, of Solomons, ton High School. He joined the United Maryland formerly DisStates Navy on Nov. 7, 1957 and served trict Heights, Maryland, on the USS Tidewater and was dischargpassed away on Dec. 28, es Nov. 6, 1961. Roger was employed 2013 in Solomons, Maryby the United States Postal Service and land. She was born on July 11, 1929 in Washington, D.C. to retired as a marketing manager in 1992 the late James Samuel Fowler and Lu- with a total of 35 years of government cille McLeran Fowler.  She married her service. During his career he was a beloved husband Bill DuBost on July member of a number of civil and profes15, 1950 in Forestville, Maryland.  Pat sional organizations including President graduated Upper Marlboro High School and Vice President of Branch 531 Nain 1944.  She began her career with the tional Association of Postal Supervisors, U.S. Census Bureau and retired after served as chairman of various MD/DC several decades with the law firm of State Executive Board NAPS, was PresiSasscer, Clagett, Channing & Bucher.  dent and Vice President of Branch 2611 She was precededed in death by her par- NALC and Secretary of Potomac Valley ents and brother James Samuel Fowler, Rod and Gun Club. In his leisure time Roger enjoyed Jr.  Pat is survived by her two daughters Pam DuBost of Prince Frederick, Md., hunting, boating, fishing and the comand Linda Jordan of Solomons, Md., and pany of his many dogs and cats over the four grandchildren.  The Family received years. Surviving are his wife of 26 years, friends on Sunday, Jan. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m., in the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Beverly Remaley of Sunderland, son where a Celebration of Life Service was Roger Remaley and his wife Susan of held at 3 p.m., with Reverend Meredith Minneapolis, Minn. ; daughters Janine Wilkins-Arnold officiating.  Internment Johnson and her husband Ronald of was held on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m., Clarksburg, Md. and Yvette Mannas and in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in her husband Tom of Middletown, Md.; Cheltenham, Maryland. Should friends stepson Joseph Bliffin of Chicago, Ill., desire contributions may be made in her and stepdaughter Kellie Bliffin Ridner memory to Calvert Hospice, P. O. Box and her husband Matt of Monrovia, Md. 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Do- He is also survived by seven grandchilnations are encourage on-line at www. dren and six great grandchildren. Friends may call on Thursday, Jan.16, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD where a memoRoger Charles Remaley, 74 rial service and celebration of Roger’s life will follow at 8 p.m., Inurnment Roger Charles Rewill be held Friday, January 17 at 11:30 maley, age 74 of Sundera.m., at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, land, Md., passed away Crownsville. after a long battle with Memorial contributions may be numerous health issues on made to Calvert Memorial Hospital or Dec. 26, 2013 at Mandrin Washington Adventist Hospital

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Help with Medicare is Available Call to make an appointment with a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor if: you are new to Medicare and need help; have been receiving Social Security Disability Income Benefits for 24 months and have been notified that you will be receiving Medicare soon; or are in need of help with your Medicare Premiums and Part D Benefits. Contact Calvert Pines Senior Center, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170; North Beach Senior Center, 410-257-2549; Southern Pines Senior Center, 410-586-2748. AARP Tax-Aide Program Tax-Aide Counselors will be available Monday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, April 15 to prepare tax returns for low-to-moderate-income senior citizens aged 50-plus. The three Calvert County senior centers will start taking calls Monday, Feb. 3 to schedule appointments which will begin Feb. 10.  Before making your appointment, please make sure you have all of the documentation necessary to complete your return. This would include last year’s tax return and any income and expense documentation for 2013. Bring a cancelled/voided check (for proof of direct deposit account) for any refunds/payments.  To schedule an appointment, contact Calvert Pines Senior Center, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170; North Beach Senior Center, 410-257-2549; Southern Pines Senior Center, 410-586-2748. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Celebrate Poetry in the Workplace by sharing a poem at lunch with Calvert Pines staff, Tuesday, Jan.14, 11:30 a.m. Come and play music from the heart with R.E.M.O. Drum Circle, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Have a slice of pie at the Annual Pie Social, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Texas Hold’em funds. Learn interesting facts about Italy during Culture Theme Day, Thursday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. Be sure to pre-register for an Italian lunch. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Sign up to enjoy a hot bowl of beef vegetable soup, bread, milk and dessert on Soup Day, Friday, Jan. 17, 12 noon. January is National Book Month. Angie Thomas will share some of her favorite books, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 12:30 p.m. Local Trip Watch as Moses! comes to life on the Sight and Sound stage in Lancaster, PA, Wednesday, March 12. You will be completely immersed in the spectacular events of the story and experience the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel as they struggle for faith, freedom and belonging. The $106 fee includes the show, lunch and transportation.   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, Jan. 13: Cold Roast Beef Sandwich, Vegetable Soup, Cucumber Salad, Red Grapes Tuesday, Jan. 14: Chicken Rotisserie, Wild Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Lima Beans, Pears Wednesday, Jan. 15: Pasta Alfredo, Salad, Broccoli, Sliced Peaches w/Cottage Cheese Thursday, Jan. 16: Meat Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Italian Bread, Pineapple Friday, Jan. 17: Catfish Nuggets, Cole Slaw, Pineapple Bean Salad, Cornbread, Assorted Juices

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CMH Foundation Ball Draws Record-Setting Turnout The 2013 Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Harvest Ball celebrated its 25th anniversary with unprecedented success thanks to the 600 attendees, enthusiastic bidding and extraordinary support from corporate, community and individual sponsors that raised $130,000 to help establish an interactive patient education system at the Prince Frederick facility. The new technology is part of a larger effort by CMH aimed at helping patients to better understand their specific condition and to take steps to prevent readmission. “It seems like a simple thing but these are significant tools,” said CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis, “in the battle to keep people healthy after they leave the hospital.” “Each year our guests have turned out to be incredibly generous, helping us not only reach but surpass our goal,” said Foundation Director Dixie Miller. “It is events like the Harvest Ball that helps everyone realize that they can play a role in making our community hospital the best that it can be.” This was a sentiment echoed by Xinis during his remarks at dinner. “Our hospital would not be what it is today without the involvement and support of hundreds of volunteers and sponsors – community leaders, healthcare workers and business owners alike – who all shared a common mission to ensure that the healthcare services in our community are first class.” He singled out former state Senator Bernie Fowler, Sr. who served as honorary chair for special recognition. “I can’t think of a more fitting person to fill that role in this momentous year,” he said. “Bernie is one leader whose legacy of service and dedication to our community is unparalleled.” Xinis also paid tribute to emcee Doug Hill of ABC7 Weather whose impromptu performance of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York brought in another $2,000 from the appreciative crowd, which in-

cluded Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and his wife, Karmen, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and Congressman Steny Hoyer. He also thanked Harvest Ball co-chairs Cindy Parlett and Karen O’Brien and the members of the Harvest Ball Committee for “putting together a magnificent evening tonight. An extraordinary amount of work goes into a night like this and I really appreciate their efforts.” During the reception, Xinis extended special thanks to the ball’s top sponsors, including the Curtis Investment Group that has been the leading sponsor for six years in a row. In all, there were 94 sponsors including the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa, Dickinson Jewelers, Hargrove, Mamma Lucia’s Restaurant, Wilson and Parlett as well as American Radiology Services, Emergency Medicine Associates, Garner Exteriors, Sunny and Steve Keithley, Associates in Radiation Medicine and Dr. and Mrs. John Saunders with Alan Wilson and Dr. Stephen Peters. Sponsor support was also provided by Calvert Internal Medicine Group, CNL Healthcare Properties/Holladay Properties, Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), Corinthian Contractors, John and Marianne Harms, MedStar Health, Michael and Wanda King, Networking Concepts, Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver, Plan B Technologies and the Winegardner Automotive Group. Miller said the new BidPal® bidding system, which allowed attendees to bid on auction items via their smartphone, was well received especially during the checkout process. A large number of local businesses generously donate to the silent auction even if they cannot attend. Together, they contributed over 200 items that raised more than $25,000 for the new interactive patient education system.

Experience the Arts at CalvART Gallery Saturday, Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., features new local artist Marcy Tripp Graham for an evening painting a favorite portrait in acrylics. Please bring a high contrast photo of a subject you would like to recreate for a piece to take home. Marcy will teach students to work on shapes, planes and temperature. Please join Marcy for a relaxing evening learning her creative methods and ideas. A great time is planned with light refreshments served. Small canvases, paints and brushes will be furnished, bring an apron to protect your clothes. The class is limited to 10 people at $25 per person. Reserve your spot now at the Gallery, on the website or call 410-535-9252. For future workshop, gift cards can be purchased for you and your out-of-town guests. CalvART Gallery is a unique, local venue offering regular showings of new art by both our members and special exhibits by nonmembers. Our artists are part of your community and are dedicated to enriching the lives of others through art and through their involvement and collaboration with other organizations working to preserve and improve natural and human resources in Southern Maryland. CalvART is a member of the Arts Council of Calvert County. Please join us for future Experience the Arts workshops, sign up for classes at the Gallery or call for reservations. The CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Center at Rt. 231 and Rt. 4 between Dreamweaver Café and Sakura Restaurant. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. View the website at or call us at 410-535-9252 for more information.


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Barclay Bryan Children’s Books The Little Crow Who Could Not CAW Rick Beckwith


verybody in Jac’s crow family has a different kind of tail. Does it bother them? No! Little Jac himself has an additional difference: he cannot “caw” like the others. Does it bother him? No! He fits right in with his cheerful, loving family.

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Barclay Bryan Children’s Books (BBCB) of Port Republic, Md. has selected The Little Crow Who Couldn’t Caw as the newest title in its literacypromotion project Miss Toad’s Reading Club. The an- nouncement was made by Cristina Bryan, BBCP’s CEO and Senior Editor. “This delightful tale of acceptance was written and illustrated specifically for the four-to-eight-year-old audi- ence by long-time Calvert County resident Rick Beckrich of Owings,” Bryan said. “Beckrich’s name will be familiar to many county residents,” she added. “After he retired from daily newspa- pers, Rick wrote feature stories on a part-time basis for the old Calvert Independent weekly. So although he has written and published innumerable stories and cartoons in newspapers and magazines, The Little Crow is his first book. “Since 2004,” Bryan went on, “Rick has been employed as a substitute school teacher in the Calvert Public School sys-

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Rick Beckrich & A 2013 Selection of Miss Toad’s Reading

tem, working mostly in our elementary schools. Not so coincidentally, his book is dedicated to the eager learners and their wonderful teachers here.” The hardcover edition of The Little Crow Who Couldn’t Caw will be available online at www.barclaybryan-, at, at selected local outlets, and on Amazon. com, starting shortly after the Christmas holidays. The cost will be $12. Note that a special discount will be available for students and employees of CCPS when ordering directly from the publisher. For more information, contact tinabryan410@gmailcom. Parent company Barclay Bryan Press, founded in 1995, is an independent book publishing company in Port Republic, Maryland. In mid-2013 the press’s children’s book division partnered with the design firm Words & Pictures, Inc., of Owings to establish Barclay Bryan Children’s Books.

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Entertainment Calendar Thursday, Jan. 9 D.J. Casey McFann Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 8:30 p.m. Comedy Night Bollywood Masala (22576 MacArthur Blvd, California) 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 10

Winter Sadness to Spring Wonder By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer In 2002, Richard Smucker created the Beat the Blues convert as a way to take different people with unique skills and talents and bring them together through music. 14 years later, cocollaborators Susan Yoe and Jennifer Moreland have brought the concept back in the first concert since Smucker’s moving in 2012. “This is a one of a kind musical experience,” Moreland said of the event, adding that the concert honors the inherent worth of every person on a community level and interacts with all age levels. There are three different components to the concert: a blue mood, a transition period and a joyous ending. The blue mood is described as a dark place, while the joyous ending is just that. The theme of the concert is similar each year, inspirational and uplifting, with different words used as a focus on a changing element. This year’s theme is “From Dark of Winter to Promise of Spring”. Yoe and Moreland wanted to take the concert and turn it into a theme of the transition from winter into spring, as a way to “provide inner healing for those that suffered from the winter doldrums,” according to Yoe. The challenge, she said, is trying to keep the event contained to a reasonable time frame because, “there are millions of great songs that fit the theme”. Yoe described the concert as having, “a little bit of dance, a little bit of poetry and a whole lot of music.” Because Smucker was a music therapist, through him Moreland and Yoe found that they could reach out to more people through their in-

The Musician Protection Program The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) 7:30 p.m. Jennifer Cooper & GrooveSpan New Dream Café (13 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt) 8 p.m The Rum Runners Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 11 Not So Modern Jazz Quartet Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) 7:30 to 10 p.m. Pounding Sand Cryers Back Road Inn (Leonardtown) 9 p.m. 4 Of A Kind Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Holllywood) 8:30 p.m. Pictures courtesy of Jennifer Moreland

teraction during the event. The concert is highly interactive with the audience with different performances incorporating sing-a-longs or different instruments that the members of the audience could play while watching the different acts. Smucker, Moreland said, “wanted everyone to feel that kind of exhilaration that an artist feels when after they perform on stage,” by way of explaining the interaction. The goal of the concert is to try to reach out to different elements of the community that might not otherwise have a chance to be acknowledged. The concert has always taken place on the weekend of MLK day as a way to incorporate the idea of a celebration of different types of

diversity. The concert will be accepting donations to benefit the non-profit organization, Heartfelt, which provides meals to students when they are not in schools, such as holidays and weekends. As of now, the program has been adopted in the elementary schools in Calvert County. The Beat the Blues Concert will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Prince Frederick. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. and will run approximately two hours. For more information, contact Susan Yoe at ysm1492@comcast. net.

Bar Dogs Grindiron Grill ( 20855 Callaway Village Way, Callaway) 8 to 11 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 12 Gretchen Richie’s Jazz Cabaret Café des Artistes (41655 Fenwick Street-On-the-Square, Leonardtown) 5 to 8 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 13 Karaoke Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 $2 Tuesday Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 Latin Dance Night Bollywood Masala ( 22576 MacArthur Blvd, California ) 7 p.m. Team Trivia Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 6:30 p.m. Service Industry Night and DJ Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 Comedy Night DB McMillians ( 23415 Three Notch Rd., California) 8:30 p.m.


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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Library Events January, All Month • Art in the Stacks-Colleen Sabo (watercolor) Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Art in the Stacks-Terry Quinn (photography) Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch. 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach 410-257-2411

Thursday, Jan. 9 • Calvert Conversations Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10 to 11 a.m. An informal discussion of local history of interest to long-time Calvertonians and newbies. Complimentary coffee and tea. Come, relax in our living room, and share or learn something new! 410-257-2411 • Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring little ones for movies and a story. 410-326-5289 • 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 • Friends of the Library Gently Used Book Sale Preview Night Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 5 to 7 p.m. Thousands of used books for sale. Preview night for Friends of the Library Members. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Town Hall Meeting Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 to 8:45 p.m. Topic: Economics of Housing. 410-257-2101

Friday, Jan. 10 • Friends of Library Gently Used Book Sale Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 12 to 3 p.m. Thousands of used books available at great prices. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, Jan. 11 • Friends of Library Gently Used Book Sale Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 9 to 1 p.m. Thousands of used books available at great prices. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Chess Saturdays at the Library Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Chess enthusiasts or wannabe enthusiasts—please join us (with or without your own chess set) at the library the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. All ages and levels welcome! 410-257-2411 • 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.

• Learn Mahjongg Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-326-5289

Monday, Jan. 13 • Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for a movie and a story! 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Book Discussion Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tell us what you read or watched over the holidays! 410-257-2411 • Appy Hour - Video Editing Apps Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Teens come have fun learning about the many great video editing apps available for mobile phones! Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, Jan. 14 • Storytime 2 and 3 Year Olds Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 10:30 a.m. This storytime is uniquely designed with 2-3 year olds in mind. Children practice their listening skills, participate in group activities and create a craft weekly. Children must be 2 at the time of registration. Todays theme is School. Please register. 410-326-5289 • Tween Event - Packages & Pizzas Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Follow up event to November’s “Letters to Troops”. Share pizza with friends as we prepare care packages to ship to troops. Missed the November event? That’s ok. Your help is still needed for this event! Please register. 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Wednesday, Jan. 15 • Cuddle Up and Read to Me Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 10:20 a.m. This Storytime is designed for children birth to 24 months. Children are introduced to books and language through short stories, songs and more. Please register. 410-326-5289 • PlayTime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10:25 to 10:55 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-326-5289 • Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 2 to 3 p.m. Yes, Web Basics. Learn some basics of using the internet. Topics may include browser basics, getting started with Windows, and the anatomy of a webpage. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-257-2411 • Book Discussion Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Harold Fry--retired sales rep, beleaguered husband, passive observer of his own life--decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. Join us to discuss his journey of self-discovery. 410-257-2101 • Ebook and Overdrive Training Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 2 to 3 p.m. In this class you will learn how to download library e-books and audiobooks on your tablet, smartphone, ereader or computer. If you have never used OverDrive to download library ebooks, call your local Calvert Library to set up a one-to-one session with a librarian prior to this class. There are several key usernames and passwords you will need to bring with you to this session. Please register. 410-326-5289

From my Backyard to our Bay A Calvert County Resident’s Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water

Creating Living Shorelines From My Backyard to Our Bay is a small but powerful booklet that was first developed by the Baltimore Soil Conservation District. From there, several counties republished a version tailored to their county resources. Calvert County’s booklet was developed by the Citizens Green Team. FREE COPIES can be obtained at Annmarie Gardens, at local libraries, or downloaded at If the 17.5 million residents who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area read this booklet, and took to heart its suggestions and best practices, the Chesapeake Bay would see a dramatic increase in health.

Erosion along shorelines is a natural but relentless process. Many methods have been used to try to slow or stop the erosion process. These methods include dumping recycled materials and tires and installing bulkheads and riprap. Unfortunately, these “solutions” often cause problems by impairing the aesthetics of a shoreline and eliminating the valuable fringing wetlands and sand beaches needed to improve water quality and sustain wildlife. Shorelines are a critical part of the environment for many species of fish, turtles, shorebirds, and aquatic life. Calvert County requires homeowners to look first at “living shorelines” to control erosion (see photo). This technique employs materials such as native plants, stone, and sand to preserve the shoreline naturally. Unlike methods such as riprap or bulkhead, living shorelines are designed to maintain or minimize the disruption of normal coastal processes, such as movement of sediment along shorelines, and to restore or protect wetlands. Living shorelines offer increased habitat for




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shorebirds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and other aquatic organisms. Living shorelines can also increase property value. People are attracted to natural settings with aesthetic beauty and plenty of wildlife. The deep roots of marsh grasses, shrubs, and trees help to stabilize the shoreline and reduce erosion. Living shorelines help filter nitrogen and phosphorous from upland landscapes to prevent pollutants from flowing into streams and rivers.

Where to get help with… STREAMS & SHORELINES • Calvert County Dept. of Planning and Zoning – 410-535-1600 ext. 2356 • Calvert Soil Conservation District – 410-535-1521 ext. 3 • Maryland Department of Natural Resources –

This is the eighth in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott ( has adapted from From My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing awareness of this powerful booklet that could do so much to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Be sure to look for the next article in next week’s Calvert Gazette!

In that booklet, you will find 8 different types of grants up to $75,000 that will help you create a living shoreline on your property. Even if you don’t live on the water and have an erosion problem, it is a very interesting publication for those that are interested in the Chesapeake Bay. In that same website, also check out: http://www and more-things-you-can-do/ with-your-family/in-youryard/native-plants for more information on helping the Bay in your backyard!

Out&About January All Month Long Lineage “Lineage”, the Artworks @ 7th January show will feature works from renowned American artist Michael Bell; jeweler Amanda Hagerman; photographer Caroline Van Sicklin and ceramic artists Marlene Kramer and Libby Kozlowski. The show will run Jan. 3 through Jan. 27, with an opening reception Jan. 4, 1 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 9 Free High Energy Zumba Fitness Class Southern Community Center, Lusby, 6 p.m. If you want to sweat and get a great workout, come to this free high energy Zumba fitness class. Easy to follow routines with plenty of fitness modifications will burn off those calories and exhilarate you! Let’s Rock it! Call Calvert County Parks and Recreation 410-586-1101 or visit for more information.

Friday, Jan. 10 Poetry Open Mic Happy Hour CalvART Gallery, Prince Frederick Center, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in or just listen in! Featuring poet Rocky Jones and an open mic session afterward. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served

Saturday, Jan. 11 Jukebox Sock Hop Bayside History Museum , 4025 4th St, North Beach, 2 p.m. Learn a little bit about what life was like in Maryland in the 1950s and take a look at the jukebox in our collection, then learn a few easy vintage dance steps including The Mashed Potato, The Twist and The Pony and have a fun sock hop to jukebox songs from the 1950s! Free, Drop-in, recommended age 3+, children must be accompanied by an adult. SoMD CAN’s FAFSA Line by Line Workshop Huntingtown High School Auditorium, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Line by Line discussion of the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA) will be offered. This is an excellent opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have regarding the FAFSA, as well as gain an understanding of why certain questions are asked. SoMD CAN is a nonprofit organization that provides direct services to junior and senior high school students regarding the selection, application, and financing of higher education options. SoMD CAN also provides financial aid seminars to parents/guardians of high school students throughout Calvert County. This is a free event. All county high school senior parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. Please visit or call Shelby Potts at 410-474-0742 for further information. Asbury Sale Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, 1100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a sale in the Auditorium and other marked sites in the building. This sale will include Betty’s Closet a resale of new and gently used clothing and accessories. We will have many items as we had no sale in December. Grannies will be selling housewares, furniture and miscellaneous items. The Library Committee will have many books at a very reasonable price. All proceeds will benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. 410-394-3483 CalvART Gallery’s New Year Party

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Community Events

CalvART Gallery, 5 to 8 p.m. CalvART Gallery artists want to celebrate with our friends patrons and interested others. Come celebrate.  CalvART’s Saturday receptions have become a place to meet, talk, enjoy music, eat and drink while surrounded by beautiful work. The Gallery’s most popular show continues -- “Small Works/ Exquisite Gifts.” CalvART  remains filled with amazing jewelry, pottery, paintings, ornaments, glass and woodwork. As always, CalvART has an abundance of new art every month.  Come often to see what is added to the gallery! CalvART Gallery is a unique, local venue offering regular showings of new art by both our members and special exhibits by nonmembers.  Our artists are part of your community and are dedicated to enriching the lives of others through art and through their involvement and collaboration with other organizations working to preserve and improve natural and human resources in Southern Maryland. Great art is always on sale at CalvART Gallery. The gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11a.m. to 5p.m. For more information please visit or visit us onFacebook: Calvart Gallery

Sunday, Jan. 12 Breakfast American Legion Post 206, Chesapeake Beach, 8 a.m. ALL U CAN EAT FALL BREAKFAST. On a chilly morning, start off the day with a hearty breakfast including Hot Cakes, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits, Fruit, and Chip Beef. Hosted by the American Legion 206 Auxiliary from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Dining Hall in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. Adults $10; kids 6-12 $5; kids under 6 free. Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge. Public welcome. For information call 301-855-6466. Calvert Tide Baseball Winter Workouts for 10u and 11u Patuxent High School, 6 p.m. The Calvert tide baseball organization will be holding winter workouts to choose their 10u and 11u teams for spring of 2014. Come out and get some practice and work with us. Workouts will be held on sunday Jan. 12th, Sunday Jan. 19th, and Sunday Jan. 26th from 6 to 8 p.m. Teams will be picked soon after the third workout. For more information or any questions, feel free to contact me at SANDJSPORTS@AOL. COM We look forward to seeing everyone there! Gretchen Richie’s Jazz Cabaret Café des Artistes, 5 to 8 p.m. The Gretchen Richie trio performs jazz & pop standards + your requests at Leonardtown’s fine French Cafe. No cover charge.  Reservations  recommended.  Call 301-997-0500.

ups, pitch matching and vocal exercises to determine the singer’s vocal range. No prepared piece is necessary! High School age singers and older are welcome!  The choir meets regularly from September – June, rehearsing at Peace Lutheran Church on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., and produces three different concerts throughout the season. The remaining concerts this season are “Music of the Great War (WWI)” on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30; and “Mozart Requiem” on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22. For more information about CCAS please visit Please call Carol at 301-642-0594 to set up an audition

Tuesday, Jan. 14 Calvert Co. PTA Math Strategies Night: Free Calvert Middle School, 7 p.m. Learn classroom strategies used by our teachers to help your child with their homework. 7 to 8 p.m. Middle School Math and Common Core Curriculum Participants will examine the secondary math pathways as Calvert County Public Schools transitions to the Common Core as well as take a closer look at the new middle school math online curriculum program, “Agile Mind.” 8 to 9 p.m. College Level/Career Preparedness for High School College of Southern Maryland will present information about financial planning for students in addition to college classes for high school students. Continuing Education opportunities for Adults will be discussed as well. To register for the Math Information and Strategies Night, please register online at http:// Registrations cannot be accepted after Jan. 10 Tex-Mex Dinner American Legion Post 206, Chesapeake Beach, 5:30 p.m. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. Under the supervision of Chef Clarisse, the menu for “Casual Tuesday Dinner” will include that ever-popular Tex-Mex with all the trimmings. The cost is $10, including beverage. Public Welcome. Call for more information (301) 855-6466.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 Free Beginner Line Dance Lessons Hotel Charles, Hughesville, 7 p.m. The Boot Scooters of Southern Maryland offer FREE beginner Line Dance Lessons every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hotel Charles located at 15100 Burnt Store Rd in Hughesville. Guests may stay and watch, or even participate in, the more advanced practice session that follows the beginner lessons. Anyone interested in obtaining more information about these lessons can contact us through the Boot Scooters of Southern Maryland website at:

Also, save February 3rd....which will be our next dinner (Panera in Prince Frederick). Thanks for all of your support - and tell any high school seniors you know to be watching the   website for the scholarship application form - which will link them to not only the Kim Stone Scholarship, but many other local scholarships all on one application form. Writing by Psyche Workshop Calvert Public Library, Prince Frederick, 7 p.m. If you are a writer or interested in becoming a writer, Calvert Library Prince Frederick is offering a very special workshop for you.  Solid character development is crucial to good writing.  Corrie Howe, writer and MBTI® Practitioner, will introduce a method of character creation and development that uses the Myers-Briggs personality test.  Participants will also use the Myers-Briggs to help understand their own writing technique and hurdles.  Over a hundred years of research has gone into C.G. Jung’s theory that the entire population of the world can be characterized by one of sixteen different personality types. Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs developed the Myers-Briggs (also known as MBTI®), a psychological instrument to help people determine which personality type best describes them.  Writers can take advantage of this wealth of research behind both Jung and MBTI® to build believable characters. Each of the sixteen different types has its own way of collecting information, making decisions and relating to others and their outside world. As one local writer noted, what is fun about knowing the basic personality types, is the ability to “break the rules” and have the character do something out of – well, character. Corrie Howe’s workshop will share the basic theory behind the personality types which authors can apply in two practical ways following the training. First, the writer will have sixteen “skeletons” to take away from the workshop and simply give them a name, eye color and back story. A writer can tap into all the available research on MBTI® personalities to find out what kinds of clothes they are likely to wear, cars they drive, careers they pursue and even how they will react in love, in bed and under stress. Next, Howe will use Anne Loomis’ book Write from the Start as a foundation to help authors narrow down their own personality type and then discover where they may stumble in the writing process. Howe will provide some appropriate tools which work better for the different personality types during four stages of the writing process. You do not have to take the MBTI®  or know your personality type to benefit from the workshop. For more information, call Robyn Truslow at Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Meeting Calvert Pines Senior Center, West Dares Beach Rd. Prince Frederick, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan . 13 “The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Calvert Thursday, Jan. 16 Choral Auditions: Chesapeake Choral Arts County Chapter 1466,. There will be a presentaSociety tion by local author Christine Trent on “English Kim Stone Scholarship Dinner Peace Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m. Funeral Customs During the Victorian Era” , Chesapeake Choral Arts Society Three Brothers, Prince Frederick, 5 to 8 p.m. The Scholarship Committee hopes that followed by a regular business meeting and elecAnnounces Auditions for 2014 Season everyone had a safe & fun holiday season.   tion of officers. Also, join us for an early lunch like to sing?  Do you The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society, under the Our first dinner of the new year will be, at at 11:30, this month at the Lunch Box, 132 Main direction of Michael K. Santana, will be con- Three Brothers in Prince Frederick.  They St. in PF. Active and Retired Federal employees, ducting auditions on Monday, January 6th and will be giving us a percent of ALL sales spouses, members, non-members and guests are Monday, January 13th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. by during that time period - no flyer needed. welcome. For NARFE membership Informaappointment. Alternate dates may be arranged. We hope to see lots of our supporters come tion and Application, Call 410-586-1441 or email Auditions will consist of vocal warm- AND hopefully bring some friends with you.


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Last Week’s Puzzle Solutions

1. NOHOW 6. Record (abbr.) 9. Hair detangler 13. “l836 siege” of U.S. 14. Old name for Tokyo 15. Largest continent 16. Showed old movie 17. Clatter 18. Considered one by one 19. Chinese cinnamon spice tree 21. Frequently 22. 3 person 32 card game 23. Misaddressed mail (slang) 25. Expresses pleasure 26. Samba or basket rummy 31. Military leader (abbr.) 33. A citizen of Iran 34. Environmental Protection Agency 35. Carbon, radioactive or varve 36. Loss of electricity 41. Mass. Cape 43. Mediator 44. 1/1000 of a tala 45. Players at 1st, 2nd & 3rd 46. Covered Greek portico 49. Bring upon oneself 51. Leuciscus cephalus 52. Cold War foe U___ 53. Bumpkins or hayseeds 59. Fleshy seed cover 60. Golf ball prop 61. Antipathetic 62. Wait or tarry 63. Weather map line ___bar 64. Civilian dress 65. Relaxing resorts 66. Box (abbr.) 67. Burning crime

5. Dance mix DJ Einhorn 6. Oxidation-reduction 7. Structure 8. Modern 9. Roman Conqueror 10. So. Honshu bay city 11. 8th C. BC minor Hebrew prophet 12. = to 100 satang 20. In active opposition 24. 007’s Flemming 26. 12th century Spanish hero El ___ 27. Macaw genus 28. Slave rebellion’s Turner 29. Cuckoo

30. From a time 32. Applies with quick strokes 37. Fasten with string 38. Teller replacement 39. Command right 40. Sea eagle 42. Most closely set 43. __ Dhabi, Arabian capital 44. Marten furs 46. Strike workers 47. Thysanopter

48. Louise de la Ramee’s pen name 50. King of Thebes 54. __ mater, one’s school 55. Time unit 56. Klutzes 57. __ Von Bismarck, Iron Chancellor 58. Front of the leg

CLUES DOWN 1. Informant (slang) 2. Olive tree genus 3. Armed conflicts 4. Am. Music Awards


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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Employment 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. Chesapeake Neurology Associates has a full-time position available for a RN/ LPN. Experience preferred. Candidate must possess current Maryland Licensure. Strong writing skills necessary. Act as a liaison between patient and MD/ CRNP in meeting patient needs between office visits. Additional responsibilities discussed during interview. Paid holidays, health benefits package, and flexible schedule. No phone calls accepted. Faxed resumes only to (410) 535-6030 or email

Employment Wine & Craft Beer Position (Calvert County)

Maryland Wine & Craft Beer distributor looking for qualified and experienced sales person for Calvert County territory. We offer comprehensive salary with eventual conversion to commission (when territory generates more commission than salary).  We offer monetary support for cell phone and car use.  We offer medical and dental insurance and a 401K plan with generous matching funds.  Please email resume and salary history to ATTN H/R Sales

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2014-01-09 The Calvert Gazette newspaper. serving Calvert County in Maryland. Published by Southern Maryland Publishing.