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Dominion Cove Point Vice President Michael D. Frederick is working to clear up perceived misinformation about the potential multi-billion dollar export project at the Liquefied Natural Gas facility at Dominion Cove Point.

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COUNTY NEWS Commissioner Promotes Dominion Cove Point Project

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Democratic Women’s Club welcomed County Commissioner Jerry Clark to talk about the Dominion Cove Point expansion project during their Jan. 15 meeting. County Commissioner Jerry Clark began his address with an apology for his losing his temper at a recent town hall meeting in Lusby regarding the Dominion Cove Point Expansion project, going on to explain his personal stance on the project and the potential good it can do for the community. “I support it 100 percent,” he said, explaining that without the export proj-

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ect, Dominion Cove Point could be “mothballed” during the next four years, costing Calvert County half of the $15.7 million in taxes the facility pays. The export project will help the facility remain economically viable, Clark said. “I’m not here to sell anybody a bill of goods that they will not be inconvenienced,” he said, explaining that there will be construction and heavy vehicles on Cove Point Road during the expansion. Dominion will try to ensure the road is not tied up during peak traffic hours, Clark said. “We need to make this a win-win for everyone,” he said. When asked about a perceived lack of oversight on the part of the county

government regarding the project, Clark said the county is only one of several entities with a say and not the highest on the food chain. “FERC [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] regulations are above us,” he said. Throughout his address, Clark was adamant that the county commissioners want to hear what county citizens have to say, and they will address any serious safety concern on the part of individuals living near the Dominion Cove Point facility. “We’re not giving them Carte Blanche,” said County Commissioner

President Pat Nutter, who also attended the Democratic Women’s Club meeting. In other business during the meeting, club president Barbara Stinnett announced that the Calvert County Democratic headquarters, located at 250 Merrimac Court in Prince Frederick, will now be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Anyone interested in volunteering at the headquarters or learning more about the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee can call 414-414-3660 or visit

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The Wait for a Rate Structure Continues By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Following a referendum vote in December, Chesapeake Beach residents are still waiting for the Town Council to implement, or discuss, a replacement rate structure. Council member Robert Carpenter suggested removing from the agenda the introduction of an ordinance amending the town’s annual utility fund budget for the current fiscal year and setting rates, charges and fees related to water and sewer service during the Jan. 16 Town Hall meeting, saying it is too premature to deal with a mid-year budget. “We have a serious issue with the utility fund,” said Mayor Bruce Wahl, explaining the town can expect a $600,000 shortfall for the budget. “We’re not bringing in enough money,” he said. “The people want a council that’s fiscally responsible,” said Wes Donovan, who was a vocal supporter of the referendum, during public comment. He encouraged the town council to make a decision sooner rather than later. Like Wahl, he requested the town council not continue to kick the can down the road. A work session will be scheduled for the water and sewer rate structure issue prior to the next town meeting in February.

In other business, the council discussed changes to regulations governing the town’s planning commission, allowing the Planning Commission to skip meetings during which nothing is scheduled and clarifying that all decisions on the commission’s part are based on findings of fact and final once signed and filed.

For more information about Chesapeake Beach, including upcoming public hearings and town hall meetings, visit

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

Water Resources & Recreation 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.

Swimming Public access to swimming can be found at Kings Landing Pool, Cove Point Pool, Calvert Cliffs State Park, Breezy Point, North Beach, and Chesapeake Beach Bayfront Park. Indoor swimming is provided to the public at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center, 130 Auto Drive, Prince Frederick.

Sailing & Paddling Calvert County has over 140 miles of shoreline, and boating opportunities exist along almost every creek and shoreline. The Patuxent River can be paddled with launches available at Kings Landing Park, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, and Solomons. On the Chesapeake Bay side, Parkers Creek and Fishing Creek offer Patuxent River Water Trail Guide

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Mayor Bruce Wahl, center, criticizes the town council for delaying discussion about a rate structure.

excellent paddling. Larger boats can be launched onto the river from Benedict or Solomons and onto the Bay from Chesapeake Beach and Breezy Point.

Power Boating Recreation on Calvert County’s many lakes, creeks, rivers, and the Bay includes a variety of power boats. Marinas abound in almost every cove or bend in Solomons and other sites throughout the county. They provide safe harborage as well as services. For those who trailer their boats, wellmaintained ramps can be found on both the Bay and river. Some locations charge fees, but others are public access and free. For more information, visit the county website or visit Maryland Park Service.

fishing Harvesting the bounty of the watershed provides great enjoyment for the recreational fisherman and hunter as well as a way of life for the waterman. Responsible harvesting and safe

consumption of fish, crabs, oysters, and clams require knowledge of the health of the river as well as knowledge of regulations governing the limits on harvests. Licenses and current regulations can be purchased at local bait shops and sporting goods stores. Consult the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website for current licensing requirements and the Maryland Department of the Environment for fish consumption guidelines.




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This is the twelfth 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!

Invasive and non-native species can be a serious threat to our native and naturalized species. For information on invasive and non-native species and to see a list of species prohibited from transport, visit invasives.


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COUNTY NEWS Arsenic Shuts Down Well at CRE

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After a routine test showed too high a concentration of arsenic, one of the wells at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates has been shut down until it can be brought into compliance with state regulations. The Chesapeake Ranch Estates routinely monitors for the presence of contaminants in drinking water. In a recent compliance check by the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE), the system exceeds the maximum contaminant level (MCL), for arsenic. The standard for arsenic is 10 parts per billion (PPB). The average level of arsenic over the last year was 10.95 PPB. The latest measurement and average was taken at the point of entry to the distribution system at well 01R, which distributes to areas in the southern third of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates. One of the northern wells, 03R, has shown a steadily increasing amount of arsenic to the point that it contributes substantially to the overall arsenic problem and threatened the viability of the blending process at well 01R. “This increase, coupled with a perfect storm of electrical and mechanical events which include routine maintenance and lightning strikes affecting the best and compliant wells in our system, eventually created a situation that made it difficult to maintain the blending scheme at well 01R,” the press release states. The water company sent out a release, alerting residents to the finding and actions that have been taken, including shutting down the well that tested with too high a concentration. The treatment technique employed by the Chesapeake Ranch Water Company (CRWC) involves blending of water from three wells in the northern reaches of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates with water from well 01R in order to meet compliance, according to CRWC General Manger George Hanson. Similar blending practices have been employed throughout the county, according to Calvert County Water and Sewer Division Chief R. Wayne Raither.

On Jan. 23, 2006, the more stringent standard for arsenic became effective, Hanson said. The new standards lowered the MCL for arsenic in drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 10. Water supplies with arsenic concentration greater than the MCL must be taken offline until the concentration is brought down. Arsenic is a naturally occurring substance in the Aquia aquifer, which is where the majority of wells in the county draw their water from, Raither said. Techniques to remove arsenic and blend wells have allowed the county to reopen wells that fell out of compliance after the 2006 standard change, such as one on Dares Beach Road. Currently, Marley Run is an area of concern for the county because of increasing concentrations in arsenic. On Oct. 1, 2013 prior to confirmation of the condition of violation, well 01R’s contribution to the community water supply system was restricted so as to be forced into a compliant state. At the same time, well 03 was removed from service pending the construction of an arsenic removal system. These actions have restored arsenic levels to a compliant state, but have significantly reduced the overall pumping capacity at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates. “It will be imperative to have well 03 operational by the time warm weather returns in the spring,” the press release states. All wells are tested quarterly, and results for both the county and the Chesapeake Ranch Estates are available for public review. For more information, contact Hanson at 410-326-4122, visit www. or P.O. Box 476, Lusby, MD 20657. For information regarding Arsenic in drinking water please call the MDE Water Supply Program at 410537-3729. For more information about Calvert County’s Water and Sewer, visit or call 410-535-1600, ext 2329.

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COUNTY NEWS Capps Elected as Chair of ReliabilityFirst

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Kenneth M. Capps, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), has been elected to chair the board of directors of ReliabilityFirst Corporation. ReliabilityFirst is the organization responsible for setting, monitoring, and enforcing electric reliability and security standards for the bulk power system in 13 states and Washington, DC. Capps has served as an at-large member on the board of ReliabilityFirst since 2006 when the organization was first formed. For the past two years, Capps served as vice-chair of the board and chair of the compensation committee. Capps said, “I am honored to be a part of the ReliabilityFirst organization. And, because SMECO is an active participant, our co-op has benefitted from the knowledge and best practices that ReliabilityFirst has incorporated into security and reliability standards for utilities.” As the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at SMECO, Capps is responsible for all of the cooperative’s electric system and many associated activities, including construction and maintenance of substations and power lines, all metering hardware, software, and related functions, materials management, vehicles and equipment, and safety. Capps graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology and has worked at SMECO since 1981. He has served

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as vice president since January 2005. As chair of the ReliabilityFirst board, Capps will preside over all ReliabilityFirst board meetings. He will take an active role in shaping and overseeing the strategic direction of the organization, serve as liaison between the president & CEO of ReliabilityFirst and the other directors, represent the organization at NERC meetings, and consult with ReliabilityFirst member companies on various matters. The board has 14 directors representing suppliers, transmission companies, the regional transmission organization, and small, medium, and large load-serving entities. SMECO is a customer-owned electric cooperative providing electricity to over 154,000 services in southern Prince George’s County, and in Charles County, St. Mary’s County, and all but the northeast portion of Calvert County. Co-ops are distinctly different from investor-owned utilities because coops are owned by their customers, and these members elect the men and women who serve on the Board of Directors. Co-ops also issue capital credits to their members. What are capital credits? They are the member’s share of the co-op’s margins, based on how much electricity the member purchased and the rate at which the account was billed. SMECO’s margins—revenue less expenses—are used as working capital for new construction and system improvements. When SMECO’s Board of Directors determines that a percentage of the capital credits can be distributed to members through a general refund, capital credits will be issued by check or credited to members’ electric bills.

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Liberty Tax Service Celebrates Its Grand Re-Opening in Prince Frederick

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Liberty Tax Service of Prince Frederick has a new location at 830 Solomons Island Road, just next door to its old location, just south of Wawa and Community Bank. Now in its ninth year in Prince Frederick, the friendly tax professionals always offer free tax advice and group seminars to include a special seminar available on the Affordable Care Act. The office is owned and operated by Ron Tucker, a local Navy veteran. “I love being a part of the community and now with five locations in Southern Maryland, we can reach out to more and more people to help sort out their tax issues,” Ron offers. The office manager will be Amber Wentz, a nine-year tax professional who is also the General Manager for the five stores. “Yes, tax season can be a crazy time, but we love seeing all of our customers and catching up on happenings over the past year,” says Amber. “We are excited about Liberty Tax being the fastest growing tax business in history,” said John Hewitt, CEO and founder of Liberty Tax Service. “We pledge quality computerized tax preparation and superb customer service to the people of Southern Maryland.” Liberty Tax Service of Prince Frederick will employ numerous tax preparers, marketers, and other office staff for the tax season; you may have seen the iconic Lady Liberty waving at your car as you drove along route 4.

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

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

DUI & Possession of Marijuana: On Jan. 14 at 12:44 a.m., Trooper Follin stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 at Ponds Wood Rd. in Huntingtown for traffic violations. Charles D. Zepko Jr., 24 of Annapolis, was arrested for DUI. A search revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

During the week of Jan. 13 through Jan. 19 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,557 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.

Burglary: On Jan. 13 at 6:16 p.m., Trooper First Class Lewis responded to the 100 block of MF Bowen Rd. in Prince Frederick for a reported burglary. The home was broken into through a rear window. The owner is conducting an inventory of the home to locate any missing belongings. Investigation continues. Disorderly Conduct: On Jan. 13 at 5:55 p.m., Trooper Barlow responded to the 7-11 in Solomons for a reported disorderly subject. Camille N. Commodore, 28 of Lusby, was located and found to be extremely agitated and disorderly. She was advised to leave the premises. Later the same evening, Barlow responded back to the 7-11 and found Commodore again being extremely disorderly. She was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct. Commodore was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Theft: On Jan. 15 at 5:51 p.m., Trooper First Class Merkelson responded to the 7800 block of Patuxent Drive in St. Leonard for a reported theft. Unknown suspect(s) removed home heating fuel from the outside fuel tank. Investigation continues. Disorderly Conduct: On Jan. 16 at 9:11 p.m., Trooper Rowe responded to Project Echo on Main St. in Prince Frederick for a reported assault. Ashley J. Sidoti, 19, and Angel Wright, 35, both of Prince Frederick, were fighting and acting in a disorderly manner. Both were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault. They were incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Burglary: On Jan. 16 at 11:42 p.m., Trooper Barlow responded to the 200 block of Binnacle Ct. in Lusby for a reported burglary. The sliding glass door into the basement had been shattered to gain entry. Approximately 50 firearms and cash were taken. The investigation has been turned over to the MSP, Criminal Enforcement Division. Possession of Marijuana: On Jan. 18 at 2:08 a.m., Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 261 in Chesapeake Beach. A search of the vehicle revealed used syringes containing suspected heroin. Dejuan C. Smith, 28 of Lothian, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Burglary Case #14-2292: Dep. G. Gott is investigating a burglary to a home in the 11500 block of Hoof beat Trail in Lusby that happened on January 13 during daytime hours. The suspect(s) stole and damaged over $400 in property, including an Xbox 360 Slim system and a game. Burglary Case #14-2989: A shed behind a home in the 11200 block of Maplewood Drive in Dunkirk was entered sometime between Jan. 8 and 16. A PowerMate 3500 generator, a Porta nail gun, Hitachi nail gun and Dremel carving kit were all stolen. DFC P. Aurich is investigating. Theft Case #14-3191: On Jan. 17 at about 4:57 p.m. Dep. N. Lenharr responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Store employees had observed a woman, later identified as Tina Marie Bowen, 46 of Chesapeake Beach, leaving the store without paying for the items. She was arrested and charged with theft less than $1,000.


Theft from Vehicle Case #14-3194: A victim in the 5900 block of Rose Court in St. Leonard advised Dep. W. Beisel that sometime between Jan. 15 and 17, someone stole a Makita circular saw and an air compressor from a vehicle parked outside the home. It is unknown if the vehicle was locked. The investigation is continuing. Rogue and Vagabond Case #14-3251: On Jan. 17 at 9:07 p.m. DFC P. Mosely was in his police vehicle on the side of the roadway on Md. Rt. 4 southbound near Northwest Drive in Huntingtown when he looked over and observed a male with a flashlight walking around looking inside vehicles. He then observed an inside light to one of the vehicles come on and saw the suspect inside. A simultaneous Huskey call to the Calvert Control Center for a suspect at that address came in. Dep. Mosely made contact with the suspect, identified as Michael Scott Huskey, 26 of Prince Frederick. Huskey was charged with rogue and vagabond and possession of burglar tools. Burglary Case #14-3423: Someone burglarized a home in the 3200 block of Beaver Dam Road in Chesapeake Beach and stole over $200 worth of jewelry. The crime was discovered on Jan. 19. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC A. Locke at 410-535-2800. Theft Case #14-3662: DFC P. Mosely arrested Sarah Elizabeth Black, 29 of North Beach, on Jan. 19 at 6:34 p.m. after she was detained by the loss prevention officer of the Dunkirk Walmart for taking items without paying for them. Black stole approximately $210 in merchandise, which was all recovered. CDS Violation Case #14-3715: On Jan. 19 at 11:56 p.m. DFC P. Mosely conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 southbound near Skinners Turn Road in Owings. The driver, Yamica Tyese Drayton, 35 of Oxon Hill, was cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams.




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Calvert Schools Lose Financial Specialist By Sarah Miller Staff Writer St. Mary’s County Schools will welcome Tammy McCourt as the newest addition to the SMCPS staff on Feb. 3. McCourt holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland University College and is a Certified Public Accountant. Her new position, Deputy to the Assistant Superintendent of Fiscal Services and Human Resources, will be dissolved once she steps up to Assistant Superintendent of Fiscal Services and Human Resources Gregory Nourse’s position, according to SMCPS Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Martirano. Nourse will retire on July 1.

McCourt is currently serving as the Chief Budget and Business Officer with Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS), a position she had occupied since 2008, according to a Calvert County Public Schools press release. Martirano described McCourt as “extremely knowledgeable and personable” with a “high intelligence and a high ability to build relationships” and he is looking forward to working with her. Nourse remembered when he took his current positon, his predecessor had been gone for a few months. He requested McCourt begin while he was on hand to train her, a request which was granted. He said McCourt’s prior experience working with a local Board of County Commissioners and a similar school structure

to SMCPS will benefit her during the transition to St. Mary’s County. McCourt will benefit from Nourse’s guidance, Martirano said, adding she will have an opportunity to observe the St. Mary’s budget building process and cross train before stepping into her assistant superintendent position. McCourt said she is looking forward to working at SMCPS and with Martirano. She is not aware of what CCPS will do to fill her position once she leaves. For more information, visit

The Search for a New Superintendent By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The search for Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) new superintendent is underway. Parents and teachers were given the opportunity to weigh in on the search during three public forums held on Jan. 15 and 16 at Patuxent, Calvert and Northern high schools. Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) representatives Bill Middleton and Katheryn Blumsack explained the superintendent selection process and led discussion during the three public forums. Teachers and parents were split into small groups after the presentation and asked to answer three questions - what are the positive parts about Calvert County and CCPS, what qualities should a new superintendent posses and what challenges are a new superintendent likely to face? Small groups discussed and made lists answering each question, suggesting a new superintendent be familiar with the Common Core State Standards and the educational policies in Maryland and Calvert County.

Support in a search for a superintendent is one of the services MABE provides to members, Middleton said. MABE provides a support system, but the qualifications and final candidate chosen is up to the local Board of Education. The selection of a superintendent normally occurs in four phases, Middleton said. Phase one is planning the search, phase two is advertising for applicants, phase three is screening and selecting final candidates and the fourth phase is appointing a new superintendent. Middleton will type up suggestions from the forums and give them to the Board of Education for use in the posting. Parents and teachers were polled during the forums, but students will be involved in the process, Middleton said. A panel of students will be assembled to meet with each of the final candidates and have a say in who is ultimately chosen. For more information about the search for a superintendent and Calvert’s schools, visit

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CSM Celebrates 15th Winter Commencement Ceremony Marks Largest Winter Class with 649 Graduate Candidates The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognized 649 candidates for degrees and certificates during its 15th Winter Commencement held Jan. 16 at the La Plata Campus. “Each one of our graduates has a story and we are proud of each and every one of them. Each one has so much potential and it is our responsibility to prepare them to be successful in achieving their future goals,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. Gottfried told students that he is impressed at the perseverance of students who have completed their studies while working, raising families and volunteering in the community. “You have chosen to make sacrifices in your life now in order to invest in a more promising future. We hope you stay part of this college, your college, and to your community. This is now your alma mater and we take great pride in your accomplishments,” Gottfried said. The college awarded 625 associate degrees and 298 certificates: 40.4 percent of the students receiving awards are from Charles County, 30.2 percent are from St. Mary’s County and 24.7 percent are from Calvert County while 4.8 percent are from outside of the region. One-quarter of all associate’s degree candidates for graduation earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher. The ceremony marked CSM’s milestone of its largest winter graduating class. Associate degrees were awarded predominantly in the fields of general studies, business administration, and arts and sciences, while general studies: transfer and advanced and basic accounting topped the list as the most popular certificates. Of the graduates, more than 64 percent are female, the oldest graduate is 71 and the youngest graduate is 17. Oldest Graduate Graduate Eileene Zimmer, of Waldorf, at age 71 earned an associate degree in Arts and Sciences: Mathematics/Physics. Although Zimmer previously had earned a bachelor’s degree in food science and nutrition from Brigham Young University in Utah and a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in New York, she wanted to pursue a field that she had struggled with at the beginning of her academic pursuits. “I stopped taking math after not doing well in pre-calculus [in my early college experience]. I thought I would try to go back and try again after receiving a notice for an open house at CSM,” said Zimmer. In January 2011, she registered for college algebra. Zimmer received support from her four sons. “One said, ‘Why are you doing this?’ and one I inspired to return to give calculus another chance,” said Zimmer. Another son is a mathematics instructor who she will lean on when she returns to CSM to take a course in linear algebra this spring. Zimmer said that she wants to be an example to her grandchildren that learning doesn’t end when you have a family—learning doesn’t ever have to end. Zimmer is applying for tutoring jobs and when she completes the second part of “Concepts of Geometry and Algebra for Teachers” she hopes to teach math at a middle school. Youngest Graduate The youngest student, Magen Stempin, 17, of La Plata, got an early start in her collegiate academic pursuits. When she was in sixth grade, she read about a program at Mary Baldwin College (MBC), west of Charlottesville, Va., where students could begin college after middle school

credits the college for much of his success,” said Middleton. Slater served as a trustee from 2008 to 2013 and as the chair, 2012-2013.

CSM awarded 625 associate degrees and 298 certificates: 40.4 percent of the students receiving awards are from Charles County, 30.2 percent are from St. Mary’s County and 24.7 percent are from Calvert County while 4.8 percent are from outside of the region. One-quarter of all associate's degree candidates for graduation earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

through a middle college type of program. With the help of her seventh grade teacher Mrs. Walent and the permission of her parents, Stempin headed for MBC after completing Milton Somers Middle School. Stempin has been passionate about literature and writing since seventh grade, she said. She transfered to CSM in fall 2012. She appreciates Associate Professor Erich Hintze as a mentor and an inspiration. “He guided me and helped me blossom as a writer,” said Stempin, who registered for an English class with Hintze as an elective after meeting her requirements. She earned an associate degree in General Studies: English. Stempin is considering colleges that offer anthropology so that she can become proficient in science writing. Student Speaker Giving the student address was Winter 2014 Graduate Austin Rick, of Waldorf, who told his fellow graduates that among his favorite quotes is, “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement. Good, better, best, never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best. Always make room in your life for improvement.” “We can make ourselves into whatever we wish. The formula is simple: recognize possibility, envision success, pursue relentlessly—and swing wide open the door to the biggest room in the world,” he said. Keynote Speaker Vice Adm. David Dunaway Commencement keynote speaker Vice Adm. David Dunaway, commander, Naval Air Systems Command headquartered at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, told graduates and guests that America’s founding fathers were smart as they placed into the Constitution checks and balances to keep the country focused on individual liberties—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. “[As citizens] we are entitled to opportunity. We do our best work when we are service-oriented; when we serve each other more than we serve ourselves. We do our worst work when we are greedy.” Dunaway offered students advice using three themes: tribalism, oysters and buffalo herds. On tribalism, Dunaway said that people break off into their own tribes such as when rooting for their football team, but will come together as a larger tribe when rooting for the country as in supporting the United States at the Olympics. On oysters, Dunaway said that when

he sees oysters, he marvels at the first person to have cracked one open and eaten what was, unappealingly, inside. “Who did that? Because that person is the kind of person I want on my team. They did not see the crust, they did not see the slime,” said Dunaway of people who are bold and innovative, curious people. Finally, on buffalo herds, Dunaway said that the lesson comes in two points. “One, if you are the lead buffalo, follow the path that keeps your herd from running off a cliff. If you’re a following buffalo, don’t fall down.” Dunaway said that the three items provide good analogies about life, that tribalism is about healthy competition, that oysters are about learning, innovation and being bold, and that buffalo herds are about being a good leader and a good follower. For more on Dunaway, visit archive/2014/b90d68d8a858ea9bf8deaa1389db40b587b524f2.html Trustees’ Distinguished Service Awards The Board of Trustees recognized former Trustee MacArthur Jones and former Board Chair Austin J. Slater Jr. for their service to the college. Jones was an educator in the Calvert County Public School System for more than 30 years where his activities still resonate today, said Middleton. He served on the college’s Board of Trustees from 2003-13, serving as vice chair from 2007-09. He also served as the trustee liaison to the CSM Foundation Board 2008-10. During this time the foundation launched its 50th anniversary major gifts campaign with a goal of raising $5 million. With the direction and support of Jones and the foundation board, the foundation exceeded the goal and raised $7.7 million. “MacArthur Jones has been a solid rock to this college. He is always there when you need him and has the wisdom that helped shape the direction and future of CSM and we thank him for his years of dedicated service,” said Middleton. Slater, president and CEO of Southern Maryland Electric Co-op (SMECO), is a 1974 alumnus of CSM, formerly Charles County Community College, and he sat where graduates are sitting tonight, Middleton said to CSM’s winter graduating class. “He recalls getting a job right out of high school and realizing that he needed an education to become successful. After working long hours during the day, Joe would come to the college at night, in his muddy boots and work clothes, to get his education. He

Faculty Excellence Award Honoring Adjunct Faculty The annual Faculty Excellence Award Honoring Adjunct Faculty was presented to Early Childhood Education Instructor Yvette M. Dodson who is in her 16th year with CSM. “Ms. Dodson has developed most of the materials in the courses she teaches. These courses have been developed and are taught based not only on her experience with children—she’s a mother of seven—but on her research and understanding of ‘Brain-Based Learning Theory and Universal Design for Learning’,” said CSM Faculty Senate President Mike Green. Nursing Recognition The 10th winter class of nursing students participated in the inaugural Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Delta NU Honor Society induction ceremony and a recognition ceremony earlier in the day. Health Sciences Chair Dr. Laura Polk presented an Academic Achievement in Nursing Award to Carrie Catalan, of Waldorf, who graduated with high honors. Adriene Braccialarghe-Vallejo, of Waldorf, received the Achievement in Nursing Award which is given to a student who has demonstrated advanced clinical competence, service and dedication to the community, leadership within and outside of the classroom, and academic excellence. Winter Commencement Candidates for Graduation The following students were recognized as candidates for associate’s degrees or certificates at the commencement ceremony: (See attached listing) For photos and additional stories from commencement, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio. com/14jangrad/h1beb3c4b#hdf99670 For information about the college, call 301-934-7765 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7765 or visit www.csmd. edu.

Nursing graduates show off their decorated caps as they process for the start of the 15th Winter Commencement ceremony. Earlier they attended the Nursing Recognition ceremony when they received their nursing pins.


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Debt an Increasing Challenge to Education By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees had their first meeting of the year on Jan. 16, covering topics from recruitment to a new CSM campus. Tuition and fee revenues are all down a little bit, according to Vice President of Financial Services Tony Jernigen, but the school has cut down on expenses in the year. Enrollment in community colleges is typically in line with the economy, Jernigen said. When the economy is booming, more individuals enroll in traditional four-year institution. When the economy declines, enrollment in community colleges increases. This is a trend the state is currently seeing, Jernigen said. Currently, 70 percent of students leaving a four-year school have some amount of student debt, according to CSM President Brad Gottfried. Everyone should have access to a college education, he said, but should students be encouraged to shoulder debt just to go to the college of their dreams? He encourages high school students to consider starting their post-secondary at a community college, which is a more affordable option, then transfer to a four-year school. “We’re going to start to see the economics of a college education drive them to community colleges,” Gottfried said, explaining that banks and financiers will soon be judging an individuals ability to pay debt before lending money. When talking about the experience in the classroom, Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue Subocz said the school is working on a number of initiatives, including a virtual library and paperless classrooms to math classes for liberal arts focuses and roving art displays brought in from museums. The school has been offering mini-grants to faculty members to help fund classroom and extracurricular innovations. The college is in the midst of a self-study and reaccreditation process, which is proceeding on schedule, Gottfried said. In terms of the new CSM regional campus in Hughesville, Gottfried said they anticipate finalizing a site within the next two weeks. Other capital projects, such as a new building currently under construction at the CSM La Plata campus, are proceeding on schedule. For more information, visit

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Annual Oratorical Contest By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer On Saturday, Jan. 18, the American Legion Post 274 hosted their annual Oratorical Contest. The contest is open, nationally, to high school students as a way to teach them a deeper and more personal understanding of the United States Constitution. The contest was divided into two sections. In the first, contestants are able to give a rehearsed 7 to 10 minute prepared speech on a topic pertaining to the Constitution, which they were given beforehand. For the second section, contestants are given a new topic and a short amount of time to prepare a 5 minute speech in which they have to pull ideas from information that they already know. This year, contestants Surjo Bandyopadhyay and Richard Franklin III, both of Patuxent High School, participated in the contest with Bandyopadhyay ultimately winning. The Oratorical contest is held each year, typically in late January or early February. In Calvert County, information on how to participate in the Oratorical contest is found at the high schools in the Guidance Counselor’s offices. In addition to that, any of the American Legion Posts in Calvert County have that information. Surjo Bandyopadhyay, left, Richard Franklin III, Historian Don Plastow, and Vice Commander Jerry Himmelfarb

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Feelings Mixed About Dominion Cove Point Project By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Dominion Cove Point is in the midst of planning an expanding project to allow for exporting Liquefied Natural Gas and groups and neighbors to the facility have opposed the $3.8 billion project. While he said everyone is entitled to his opinion, DCP Vice President of LNG Operations Michael D. Frederick and Community Relations Manger Karl Neddenien agree that Dominion Cove Point (DCP) needs to increase outreach efforts. One step was sending informational booklets out to 20,000 members of the Calvert County community, Frederick said. Dominion Cove Point welcomed Frederick back after a two and a half year stint with Dominion Virginia Power. DCP has been in Lusby for 40 years, Frederick said, and until recently much of the community didn’t know the facility was there. “There’s just a lot of misinformation out there,” he said. Two of the largest groups opposing the project are the Sierra Club and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). The Sierra Club filed a motion to intervene against the project in February 2012, citing an agreement dating back to March of 2005 that Dominion Cove Point The cardboard cutout is a visual representation of the paperwork already filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the project.

Sam Tallant, left, and Michael Frederick talk about the export facility.

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would not expand operations past their current footprint. In April 2012, the club published a denial of the project, which in turn prompted Dominion Cove Point to request official judgment on the 2005 agreement. The Calvert County Circuit Court ruled in favor of Dominion. The Sierra Club appealed the decision and is waiting for a ruling from Annapolis after the hearing earlier this month. 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 upon the original EIS, which is public record and available for review, as part of the permitting process but, because the project will no exceed the existing footprint of the LNG facility, there is not a requirement to

rewrite the more than 20,000 page document. DCP submitted an environmental assessment for the project to supplement the EIS, which even covers the amount of additional emissions from traffic to and from the facility during construction and after. “I’m not sure how much more detailed you want to get into,” Frederick said. Another concern has been about the impact on local wells and drinking water. Dominion Cove Point taps into the Lower Patapsco aquifer while residential wells use the Aquia aquifer. He reaffirmed there will be no new pipeline laid for the project. Rather, the existing pipeline is capable of being bi-directional. The Calvert County Commissioners support the project, having voted to approve the ordinance amendment implementing a tax credit and PILOT authority. According to a county government document, the county will receive $25 million in fiscal year 2018 before the new equipment is taxable. This represents consideration for entering into the agreement. Dominion Cove Point will begin making payments on the expansion equipment when placed in service pursuant to a PILOT agreement. The PILOT will be five


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years in duration. The PILOT locks in existing equipment value at $15.1 million for the duration of the PILOT; the value of the existing equipment was projected to decline. The tax credit will begin upon expiration of the PILOT, providing a 42 percent tax credit on new and repurposed equipment for the next nine years. DCP is still obtaining permits for the project, including final approval from FERC. DCP is not allowed to break ground on the project until FERC grants approval, according to Neddenien. Anything they are doing currently is in anticipation of final approval. CCAN Executive Director and Founder Mike Tidwell said the existing EIS was written before exporting LNG was even a thought and is not relevant to the current issue. He said any study done needs to look at the import of exporting LNG on a more global scale, including the companies DCP is contracted to work with. One of CCAN’s most stringent objections to the project is the fact that is will bring fracked gas into the area and possibly promote expansion into the Marcellus Shale in Maryland. Any arguments from DCP that they’re only an intermediary, holding gas to be imported and exported, and don’t know where the LNG actually comes from are intentionally misleading. “There’s no question about, overwhelmingly, where the gas is going to come from,” he said.

With so much conversation revolving around the expansion project, the community is getting plenty of opportunities to come out and talk to individuals on both sides of the matter. DCP, CCAN and other members of the community have been invited to attend more than 30 homeowners association meetings, according to Neddenien. One planned forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, will cover the Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction Project and its potential impact on the county. The LWV will bring experts on liquid natural gas and advocates from both sides of the debate, for and against the liquefaction project in Lusby, to join the community for an open dialogue about the project. The experts and representatives will have time to present, followed by a question and answer period. The forum will be open to the community. The League of Women Voters forum will be on Jan. 28 in the St. John Vianney Family Life Auditorium in Prince Frederick from 6:30 to 9 p.m. In addition to the forum on Jan. 28, a rally opposing the project is planned in front of the Maryland Public Service Commission in Baltimore on Feb. 20. For more information about Dominion, visit their web site at For more information about CCAN, visit www. One of the four Dominion Cove Point control panels.


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2014 Senior Arts Competition The 2014 Senior Arts Competition, for seniors aged 50 and older, has various categories to enter artwork. Stop by your local senior center for a complete list of categories and the 2014 rules. There is a new procedure for submitting your art pieces: artwork will only be accepted Tuesday, April 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Calvert Pines Senior Center auditorium. The Ceramics instructor will also be accepting ceramic art, Thursday, March 27 at Southern Pines, Friday, March 28 at Calvert Pines, and Monday, March 31 at North Beach.

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The Golden Age of Dogs By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer In 2007, Pat Johnson, along with her husband, opened the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland (GRRSM). For the past seven years, the Johnsons, as well as several foster homes and volunteers have been saving and sending golden retrievers and golden mixes to new, loving homes. The difference between GRRSM and other dog shelters or rescues, is that, “not only do we rescue Goldens, but we follow up and do things with them forever,” Johnson said. GRRSM holds several activities throughout the year where Goldens and their people family can come out and play. They host several events such as an annual dog picnic, dog park days once a month, beach days, pool days and agility classes as well as obedience classes once in a while for training refreshers on com-

Intergenerational Camp The annual Intergenerational Camp will be held July 14 18, 2014. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the camp along with an adult to act as a volunteer coordinator. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old and should have experience in assisting with camps. If you know someone interested, have him/her contact the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301855-1170 to fill out a volunteer application form by the end of March. AARP Tax-Aide Program Tax-Aide Counselors will be available Monday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, April 15 to prepare tax returns for low-tomoderate-income senior citizens aged 50-plus. The three Calvert County senior centers will start taking calls Monday, February 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) The Senior Council will be holding a Silent Auction, Friday, Feb. 7, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Come out and bid on beautiful items for yourself or to use as gifts. All proceeds support the Senior Council’s activities and events at the center.

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mands such as “sit, stay and down”. The difference between Goldens and most other dogs is that, according to Johnson, they tend to stay “puppy-like” until they are about three years old, meaning that they require a lot of extra attention and care in order for a person to have some semblance of control over the animal. Because most Goldens don’t behave as they do on television commercials or programs, Johnson said, they are more likely to be sent to puppy mills or put down. Johnson gets approximately 60 percent of the Goldens she rescues from shelters in South Carolina, where there are shelters that tend to put down even the puppies. Johnson said that there is a golden retriever shortage on the east coast because of the amount of animals that are put down each year. Johnson encourages those looking for a golden retriever to not buy one online, but to adopt one from a shelter or rescue instead. As the days get colder and winter is in full force, Johnson reminds all dog owners that, “there is no such thing as an outside dog”. She said that dogs are social animals and encourages owners to treat their dogs as toddlers. “If it is too cold to let their children play, it’s too cold for a dog,” Johnson said. The Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland has several Goldens and Golden mixes that are available for adoption. For more information, visit or call


GRRSM helped this puppy get the treatment he needed to overcome canine parvovirus, then lined him up with a new home.

North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Culture Theme Day continues with facts about Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. Remember to sign up for a Mexican lunch. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) To help celebrate Black History Month, come to the center on National Inventors Day, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 12:30 p.m. to discover contributions that African Americans have made to our lives.

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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. 27: Baked Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Spinach, Cornbread, Warm Sliced Apples Tuesday, Jan. 28: Brats, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Strudel, Juice Wednesday, Jan. 29: Meatball Sub, Provolone Cheese, Salad w/ Veggies, Apple Sauce, Éclairs Thursday, Jan. 30: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Garden Goodness Soup, Pasta Salad, Pineapple Friday, Jan. 31: Turkey Chili, Rice, Salad, Corn Bread, Fresh Fruit

2013 Toys for Tots Campaign a Success “The 2013 Toys for Tots campaign was a huge success and we have a lot of people to thank” said Coordinator Krista Brezina. “We would like to thank everyone who donated toys or money to our campaign as well as all the businesses and organizations who partnered with us as toy collection sites. Picking up donations from over 80 sites, sorting toys, setting up our “shopping experience” and helping families select toys, books and stocking stuffers for 1,000 children is a daunting task and could not have been accomplished without the help we received from the following groups and individuals: Calvert HS NJROTC, Huntingtown HS NJROTC, Northern HS NJROTC, Patuxent HS NJROTC, Calvert County Young Marines, Boy Scout Troop 429, St. John Vianney Catholic Church Men’s Group, Phi

Theta Kappa (CSM), Calvert County Fair Board, Jake Jepich, Ssgt Trigger, CE1 English, LNC Carter, Sheri Blake, Lora Norton, Stephanie Lazar, Kimberly Imel, Harry Hill, Kathie Yost, Bridget and Mark McNeary, Lora Delamer, Christine Westherald, Brandi Grabis, Rebecca and Zachary Silvis. We would also like to thank the Prince Frederick Walmart for allowing us to hold our first “Stuff a Truck” event at their location and we appreciate the Calvert High NJROTC Cadets and Calvert County Young Marines who braved the cold to help us with the toy drive. Toys for Tots of Calvert County is a volunteer run effort and we would not have been able to accomplish a task of this magnitude without community support. You helped make a Merry Christmas for 1,000 children in Calvert County!”


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By limiting construction noise, traffic and other potential inconveniences, we’ll protect what makes Calvert County unique. Dominion’s Cove Point project will have a very positive impact on the local economy. Thousands of construction jobs, 75 high paying permanent positions and tens of millions in annual county revenue will add to what’s already been a four-decade commitment to Calvert County and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Plus, since the project will definitely be built somewhere, it’s nice to know that the people who live and work here will enjoy its economic benefits. Cove Point—another great solution for Southern Maryland.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

An Educated Decision Cannot Yet Be Made

Obamacare and Sue Kullen


We cannot allow Dominion, in the name of financial expediency rush and/or taint our decisions as to whether to accept the Cove Point LNG Export Expansion before we have all of the necessary information. There are ways to write an unbiased survey and there are ways to skew the results. On Jan. 16 I received a package in the mail containing a letter, a prepaid reply postcard with two choices for a “survey,” and a “fact booklet” from Mike Frederick, Vice President, LNG Operations, at Dominion Cove point. My choices on the survey were: “Yes, I support Dominion’s Cove Point LNG plan for clean energy exports, generating millions of dollars in local revenue,” or “I have questions or comments regarding your plan.” The first answer definitely qualifies as a choice written as a biasing statement. Notice there is no third choice for “Against it.” Hence, the survey is not valid. In his letter, Mr. Frederick states, “’s especially important to me that you know how we plan to keep the Cove Point terminal safe and viable as an essential component of the local economy ... I hope you will take a moment to review the detailed fact booklet and let us know what you think...If you like what you see we would appreciate your support.” Well, actually it really only took a moment to look through the beautiful graphics in the lovely, but thin on facts, booklet. It contained no real details pertaining to “Dominion’s Cove Point LNG “plan for clean energy exports,” as referenced in the survey postcard and in Mr. Frederick’s letter. The most information I could find was that “more than 21,00 pages of detailed studies, reports and other information

have already been provided to regulatory agencies,” and that FERC is working on conducting their comprehensive environmental assessment...”to verify that an export facility can be added without any significant environmental impacts to the local community.” (pg. 4) Once again we find biased wording, as FERC MIGHT NOT verify that the facility will be safe to the community, wildlife and the environment. The citizens of Calvert County cannot tell if it will be safe, as Dominion has not made public any of those 21,00 pages, nor have we seen the results of the tests & research that FERC is having done. Dominion needs to provide their environmental impact information to the public, too. If they are not willing to make it easily accessible then, it makes it look as though they may be hiding something. In the meantime Dominion is trying to scare the citizens of our county into prematurely approving the expansion by saying we will lose the opportunity if we do not act fast, as there are other proposed terminals across the country. If the expansion proves to be safe, then we should build it. If it is not, then let the other companies have their chance to do it correctly. We cannot rush the approval process. Although there are valid economic reasons for the Cove Point LNG Exportation project, it is imperative that the citizens of Calvert County be given full access to the final FERC Environmental Assessment, when it is released, before an educated decision can be made. Charlene Kriemelmeyer Dunkirk, Md.

Contributing Writers Kimberly Alston Joyce Baki Eric Franklin Ron Guy Laura Joyce Debra Meszaros Susan Shaw

As Marylanders struggle during these economic times, I can’t help but put into words how Washington & Annapolis continue to mismanage the economy. There’s no better example of Big Government incompetence than Maryland’s implementation of Obamacare – a law that has actually made things worse! Obamacare’s biggest advocate in Southern Maryland is Sue Kullen. As Senator Ben Cardin’s Southern Maryland Liaison, Mrs. Kullen repeats the same Liberal slogans as her boss: If you like your insurance policy you can keep it --- and, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor! If that weren’t enough of a bald-faced lie, Mrs. Kullen has repeatedly told the people of Southern Maryland that Obamacare will lower insurance premiums. The reality is that health insurance premiums and deductibles are skyrocketing under Obamacare! Wasn’t the purpose of this law to make healthcare cheaper? Moreover, as the Employer Mandate kicks-in, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance. How can anyone support a candidate who advocates for policies that cancels the insurance of millions of citizens - citizens who are already insured? Ever the far left, Liberal ideologue, Sue Kullen remains committed to Obamacare’s twenty new taxes and false promises. Mrs. Kullen repeatedly tells the citizens of Southern Maryland that she’s a member of Senator Ben Cardin’s staff, while actively campaigning for herself and for the takeover of citizens’ private healthcare decisions. That’s like paying someone to find your wallet so they can steal it! Here’s an example of her undying support of America’s first socialist President:

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The people of Maryland deserve thoughtful and careful analysis of all bills. You don’t improve the American healthcare system by handing over control to the government. You don’t insure twenty million Americans by un-insuring more than one hundred million. You don’t save people money by doubling and tripling their premiums and deductibles! Yet, Big Government – a Government that is out-of-control is Mrs. Kullen’s true calling. Whether it’s her support of the Rain Tax or Obamacare, Mrs. Kullen may live in Calvert, but her Far Left loyalties lie with Montgomery County.


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Code Home Rule for Calvert Now By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner, District 2 One of the goals I would like to accomplish in my last year as a County Commissioner is to take Code Home Rule for Calvert County to referendum and to see it pass. Maryland has three forms of County government. The first is the traditional Commissioner form of government that we currently live under in Calvert County where there are 5 elected County Commissioners who comprise both the legislative and executive branches of local government. We hire a County Administrator to implement the policies we set and to administer the County government on a day to day basis. This is the role played extremely well by Mrs. Terry Shannon. The second form of local government in Maryland is Code Home Rule,

which I am advocating. Under Code Home Rule, there are still five elected County Commissioners and a County Administrator. The only change is that Code Home Rule Counties can pass local laws. Currently, if the Calvert County Commissioners want to pass a local law, we must either have the legislature in Annapolis pass it for us as a local law, or we have to get permission from the MD Legislature to pass our own local law. This reliance on the State Legislature ties up the entire Legislature with local issues about which legislators from Baltimore or Montgomery County could care less and about which they know nothing. It also causes unnecessary delays in passing needed local legislation. A case in point was the Calvert County Noise Ordinance. We had to get permission from the MD Legislature in Annapolis to set local noise limits. While that lengthy process was playing out, some of our constituents were putting up with noise levels that were almost unbearable. Charles County has the Code Home Rule Form of local government.

The third form of local government in Maryland is Charter Government. In this form of local government, the County writes a Charter, which is like a mini Constitution that must be approved by the voters in a referendum. Charter Counties have County Executives and County Councils, both of whom are elected, however, the County Executive has considerable power. Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, and other larger counties in Maryland have Charter government. One of the negatives of Charter government is that a corrupt County Executive can do considerable harm to a County. Both Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties’ Executives went to jail recently for corrupt practices. Cecil County went from Commissioner government to Charter government and there is a lot of dismay about the manner in which the County Executive is wielding her power with the County Council in disagreement, but unable to thwart her. Charles County is moving toward a referendum on Charter Government. So, what are the negatives of Code




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Home Rule vs. Commissioner Government? The most obvious effect is to reduce the power of the local legislative delegation over County decisions. Now, a local delegate or senator can prevent a Commissioner County from enacting a local law with which they disagree. My argument is that the Legislators should focus on statewide issues, as they are elected to do, while the form of government that is closest to the people can best represent local desires. Some opponents claim that Code Home Rule is a tax issue. It is not! County Commissioners can raise taxes any given Tuesday under the Commissioner form of Government. In Calvert County, we are loathe to do so, and would rather cut off our arms than raise taxes. It really comes down to which you prefer: Do you want your elected County Commissioners to pass local laws or do you prefer that Legislators from all over the state of Maryland decide issues local only to Calvert County? I vote for Code Home Rule for Calvert County and I hope you will support this change in a referendum.

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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.

Nora Lee Landreth, 65 Nora Lee Landreth, age 65, of Greenbelt, Md., passed away Jan. 10, at the home of her daughter. Nora was born Aug. 10, 1948, in Washington, D.C. to Joseph Patrick and Julia Rebecca (Crenshaw) English Sr. She was raised in Chesapeake Beach, Md., and attended Calvert County Schools. Nora was employed as an administrative assistant with the National Geospatial Agency in Springfield, Va., until retiring in October 2013 due to health issues. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph P. and Julia R. English Sr., and brothers James William, Joseph Patrick Jr. and Frank Howard English. Surviving are her daughter, Ashley Denele Landreth of Greenbelt, Md.; her brother, George Edward English of Pekin, Ill.; her sisters, Joyce Anne Waldridge of Alvaton, Ky., and Betty Jean Elkins of Augusta, Kan., and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial service and celebration of Nora’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Green Door, 1221 Taylor Street, NW, DC 20011

children there. Eddie enjoyed hunting in his younger days and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. He also loved horse racing and playing the slot machines with his neighbors. His favorite pastime in the past few years has been watching his grandsons’ baseball games. But most of all, he just enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Eddie retired in 2009 due to health reasons. His survivors include his wife, Joann, of Dunkirk; daughter, Marcy Lynn Sutton Roberts (Richie), of St. Leonard; son, Brian Edward Sutton (Christy), of North Beach; grandsons Jacob and Andrew Roberts of St. Leonard and granddaughters Caitlyn Baldwin and Crystal Sutton of North Beach. He is also survived by a brother, Ernest Sutton Jr., and a niece and nephew, all of Pittsfield, Mass.; his mother-inlaw, Mary Brady, of New Port Richey, Fla., as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends called on Friday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD, where a Memorial Service and celebration of Eddie’s life was held at 1 p.m.

Wayne Nicholas Langley, 63

Harold Edward “Eddie” Sutton, 66 Harold Edward “Eddie” Sutton of Dunkirk, Md., passed away at Calvert Memorial Hospital on Jan. 10, at the age of 66. Eddie, the son of Glada Miller Sutton and Ernest Sutton Sr., was born in Madison, W.Va. His family moved to Maryland in 1958. Eddie attended Bladensburg High School. After high school, he began a career in construction, working for several different construction companies including C.W. Wright Construction Company, Hercules Demolition Company and Facchina Construction Company, where he was proud to be a part of the 9/11 Pentagon reconstruction team. Eddie married his wife of 47 years, Joann, in October 1966. They moved to Dunkirk in 1971 and raised their two

Wayne Nicholas Langley, age 63, of Owings, Md., passed away suddenly Jan. 9. He was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Cheverly, Md. to Ernest DeSales and Florence Edna (Turner) Langley. Wayne was raised in Mitchellville, Md., and was a 1968 graduate of Frederick Sasscer High School where he excelled in soccer. Wayne was employed by the Prince George’s County Board of Education and Bowie and Laurel Race Tracks, and he retired from the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works in 2000. In his leisure time, Wayne loved to fish and be on the Chesapeake Bay. He attended the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Church in Owings. Surviving are his children, Ann LangleyStriegel (Michael) of Statesville, N.C., Wayne Langley (Sue) of Shirley, Mass., Michael Langley (Michelle) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Jennifer Langley-Custer (Timi) of Ft. Myers, Fla. Also surviv-

ing are eleven grandchildren; a brother, Francis Langley (Judy) of Owings, Md., and a sister, Shirley Pounsberry (Ronald) of Quincy, Fla. Friends were received Tuesday Jan. 14 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 was celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 15 at the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Owings, Md. Interment followed at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Md. For additional information or to leave condolences visit

William Joseph “Billy” Kelly Jr. 63 William Joseph “Billy” Kelly Jr., age 63, of Lusby, Md., formerly of Freeport, N.Y., passed away at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 10. He was born on Oct. 14, 1950, in Jersey City, N.J., to the late William J. Kelly Sr. and Loraine Drunecky Kelly. Billy married his beloved wife, Cynthia Kelly, in Freeport, N.Y. He was employed as a field engineer with Xerox. He was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a debilitating disease that affects the vital organs of the body. When born, Billy’s family was told that his life expectancy was 12 years. He struggled with continuous health issues, cancer and a bilateral lung transplant. After his transplant, he spent his “retirement” helping others full time. He lived every day like it was his last, and he educated others on Cystic Fibrosis and cancer relentlessly. Billy was a father like no other and, in his down time, he loved spending time with family and friends, playing pool, music and meeting new people. Even through all the tough times he experienced, he persevered with a smile and hope for the future. He fought to the end outliving all life expectancies. His last wish was to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and push for a cure. Billy is survived by his wife, Cynthia Kelly; his children, Lisa Marie Kelly and Kevin Kelly; siblings Jack Kelly, Robert Kelly and Ann Marie Kelly Fisher (Robert), all of Long Island, N.Y., and

many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Memorial Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD with Father Peter Daly officiating. Interment will be private. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Billy’s memory to The Living Legacy Foundation, ATTN: Ann Bromery, 1730 Twin Springs Road, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21227; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude. org. Arrangements were provided by the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md. For more information or to leave condolences please visit

Joan Weisman Cranford, 73 Joan Weisman Cranford, 73, died peacefully on Jan. 12, at her home in Huntingtown, Md. She was born April 11, 1940, in Prince Frederick, Md. to the late Alfred and Mary Weisman. She graduated from Calvert High School in 1958, and married Walter Ralph Cranford on July 18, 1959. Joan worked for the IGA store in Prince Frederick for many years. She also worked for the Prince Georges School System and the Child Support Office for the Calvert County District Attorney, and she retired from the Calvert County Inspections and Permits Department in 2002. She was valued and respected by her colleagues and acquaintances throughout her professional career. Joan was member of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Owings, Md. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother. She was a loving person; always considerate; full of grace, dignity and gratitude; strong in her faith and kind to everyone. She enjoyed caring for her home and the family farm, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Mary Weisman, and her brother, Donald Weisman.

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The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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. She is survived by her husband, Walter Ralph Cranford; her daughter, Lori DeBolt (Michael), of Huntingtown, Md.; two grandchildren, Holly Georgetti (Steve) of Owings Mills, Md., and Steven DeBolt of Huntingtown, Md.; one sister, Carolyn Cranford, of Huntingtown, Md., and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. The funeral was Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. A reception was held at the church following the burial. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

John Albert Plank II, 27 John Albert Plank II of Chesapeake Beach passed away Jan. 13, at his residence. He was born Oct. 3, 1986, in Prince Frederick, to Konnie Kaye Kasulke and John A. Plank Sr. He was raised in the Twin Beach area of Calvert County. He loved music, his pet dog, Milie, and was especially fond of spending time with his three nieces. John was preceded in death by a nephew, Tyler. He is survived by his mother, Konnie K. Melia and stepfather, Ronald, of Chesapeake Beach; his father, John A. Plank Sr., of North Beach, and a sister, Krystle A. Hagan (Jeffrey), of Huntingtown. Also surviving are three nieces, Rylee, Alivia and Shelbie. Family and friends were received Saturday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a memorial service followed at 1 p.m. To leave condolences, visit

Diane Theresa Manges, 71 Diane Theresa Manges, 71, of Partlow, Va., passed away Jan. 12, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, Va. She was born March 2, 1942, in Washington, D.C. Diane was raised in Lothian, and attended Owensville Elementary and Southern High School. She married Allen L. Manges on November 6, 1955, and they lived in Lothian until moving to Virginia in 1996. Diane was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, and was also employed as a cook in food services and catering in Washington, D.C. In her retirement, she raised poodles as a hobby. She was a former member of the Professional Breeders Association. She enjoyed vacationing to her home in Florida, where she was fond of the beach and palm trees. She also enjoyed shopping and wildlife. Diane was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Beall, and granddaughter, Stephany Parnell. She is survived by her loving husband, Allen L. Manges, and children Debra Lynn “Debbie” (Joseph) Carter of Hunting-

town, Patsy Ann Burroughs (Wayne) of Lusby, Joseph F. Estep (Carrie) of North Beach and Donna M. Parnell (William) of Stafford, Va. Also surviving are grandchildren Crystal Greathouse, Charles Owen, Michael Greathouse, Diana Estep, Josh Carter and Brittany Carter; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Ronnie Beall, of Lothian. Family and friends were received Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of Diane’s life was held Thursday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. Interment followed in Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. Memorial donations in Diane’s name may be made to the American Heart Association. To leave condolences visit

Bertha Nelson MacWilliams, 84 Bertha Nelson MacWilliams, 84, of Loveland, Colo., formerly of Calvert County, passed away Jan. 13, at her home in Colorado. She was born July 20, 1929, in Washington, D.C. to Charles E. and Pauline (Crumbaugh) Nelson. Her family moved to Prince George’s County in the 1930s and she attended Maryland Park High School in Seat Pleasant, graduating in 1947. In her youth, Bertha worked for her family’s business, Uncle Billy’s, in North Beach, and later was a waitress at various restaurants. She moved to Calvert County in the late 1940s and has lived with her son in Colorado for the past fifteen years. Bertha loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed talking with them on the telephone. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles E. “Buddy” Nelson Jr.; a son, Nelson MacWilliams, and a daughter, Virginia Mae Lusby. Bertha is survived by her sons, Richard B. MacWilliams (Angela) of St. Leonard, Charles B. MacWilliams of Loveland, Colo., and William K. MacWilliams of Rollinsville, Colo. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Susan MacWilliams of Ramona, Calif.; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends were received Monday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of Bertha’s life was held Tuesday, Jan. 12, at noon. Interment followed in Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk. For information or to leave condolences, visit www.rauschfuneralhomes. com.

Linda Ann Best, 75 Linda Ann Best, 75, of Lothian passed away Jan. 14, at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. She was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Wash-

ington, D.C. to James Morgan and Dorothy Rose (Dietz) Herbert. She was raised in the District, and later Forestville, Md. Linda attended Suitland High School, Prince George’s Community College and was a graduate of the University of Maryland, attaining several bachelor’s degrees. She married Charles Edward Best in November 1956, and they lived in Washington, D.C. She and Charles later moved to Prince George’s County. In 1988, she moved to Lothian after the death of her husband. She was employed as a social worker and counselor for the Calvert County Health Department. Linda was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach, where she was active in the Ladies of Charity. She enjoyed music, line dancing, bird watching, walking on the North Beach boardwalk and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles, who passed away May 20, 1984; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Cindy A. Ireland (Earl) of Lusby, Md., Charles E. Best Jr. of Stevensville, Md., Christopher M. Best of Colora, Md., Craig S. Best of Lothian, Md., Stacey A. Hysan (Jeffrey) of Edgewater, Md., and Dwayne M.A. Best of Stevensville, Md. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and brothers James Herbert of Dunkirk, Md., and Larry Herbert of Chesapeake Beach, Md.. Family and friends were received Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, and Friday Jan. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, North Beach, where a Mass of Christian Burial followed at 11 a.m. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Md. Memorial donations in Linda’s name may be made to St. Anthony’s Ladies of Charity. To leave condolences, visit

Timothy Kenneth “Hoof” Hoofnagle, 49 Timothy Kenneth “Hoof” Hoofnagle, age 49, of Lusby, Md., passed away on Jan. 14, at his residence. He was born Feb. 12, 1964, in Cheverly, Md., to Dee and Ken Hoofnagle. Hoof moved to Calvert County in 1969, from Prince George’s County, and graduated from Calvert High School. He was a carpenter and enjoyed baseball. Hoof is survived by his parents; a daughter, Chelsea Hoofnagle, of Lusby, Md., and his significant other, Samantha Hoofnagle. The family received friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was offered at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, MD on Monday, Jan.

20, at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Michael Wilson officiating. Interment was private. Should friends desire contributions may be made in Timmy’s memory to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School, P. O. Box 560, Solomons, MD 20688. For more information or to leave condolences please visit www.

Morris Ambrose Loveless, 86 Morris Ambrose Loveless, 86, of Hyattsville, passed away Jan. 16, at Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly. He was born December 29, 1927, in Washington, D.C. to Bernard and Ethel (Griffith) Loveless. Morris was raised in North Beach and graduated from Calvert High School. He entered the U.S. Navy on March 25, 1946, and was honorably discharged as a Seaman 2nd Class on January 22, 1948, earning the World War II Victory Medal. Morris married Mildred Jean Schmidt on June 3, 1950, and they made their home in Hyattsville. He was employed as a brakeman on the railroad in Washington, D.C. for twenty years, and was later a stationary engineer with the U.S. Government Printing Office, retiring in 1987. Morris was a member of the American Legion Post 108 in Cheverly, the Fleet Reserve in Annapolis and St. Bernard’s Parish in Riverdale. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, stained glass, civil war history, Sudoku puzzles and watching sports. Morris was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Kenneth White; his brothers, Bernard Jr. and Joseph Loveless, and his wife, Jean, who passed away May 22, 2013. He is survived by his children, Morris A. Loveless Jr. (Naty) of Ga., Karen L. White (Jimmy) of Grasonville, John K. Loveless of Prince Frederick, Cheryl Lulli (Juan) of Bethesda and Michael H. Loveless of Hyattsville. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Catherine Canter (Damon) of Ariz., Kimberly Kauffman (Todd) of Huntingtown, Joseph Loveless of Ga., Brandon White (Debbie) of Annapolis, Kevin Loveless of Fla., Nicolas Lulli of N.Y., Cecelia Lulli of NJ and Daniel and Alexander Lulli of Bethesda; his great-grandchildren, Gabriela, Draven and Donovan Canter, Baileigh and Billy Kauffman and Nathan White, and a sister, Audrey Mae MacWilliams, of Deale. Family and friends were received Sunday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, North Beach. Interment followed in Friendship U.M. Church Cemetery. To leave condolences visit

The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Entertainment Calendar Thurs. Jan. 23 Karaoke Applebees (4100 N W Crain Highway Bowie) – 9 p.m. Higher Standards Jazz Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24 Motown Night with the Winstons Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 7 to 11 p.m.

Wednesday Wonderland Winter Interludes By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer The Calvert Library in Prince Frederick is holding their annual Winter Interludes Series Concert. Starting seven years ago as “Tuesday Tunes,” in the summer, got renamed as “Winter Interludes” about three years ago after the library noticed that there was less going on in the winter due to the cold. This year, the concert series is separated into four parts, the first of which started Wednesday, Jan. 22, with Dana and Susan Robinson. The Robinson’s are from Asheville N.C., but are a duo that have travelled around the United States, Canada and Great Britain over the last 20 years, bringing both appellation and contemporary styled music with them when they go. Dana Robinson has been writing his own music since the age of 10 and in 1995 came up with the idea of touring as a singer/songwriter. The Robinson’s try to keep their concerts upbeat and encourage audience involvement and sing-a-longs to keep them, “tapping their feet without them even noticing,” Dana said. For more information, visit On Wednesday, Jan. 29, the concert continues with the US Navy’s Country Current, which will perform traditional, country/bluegrass and contemporary songs in a five member acoustic ensemble. That show will begin at 7 p.m. Visit, for more information. After a small break, the concert series picks back up again on Wednesday, Feb. 12 with Dylan Galvin who will

feature an alternative John Mayer/Jason Mraz mix in a way that is described as “vivid, colourful and organic,” according to a library representative. Galvin, who was influenced by James Taylor, will have some original music, able to spark a crowd and have a fun night. For more information, visit dylangalvin. com. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the series comes to a close with 2-4-U, who is described as being a county favorite. The duo of Janet Allen and Ralph Fierro perform songs from the 50’s through the 90’s, focusing on the country, swing, oldies and pop genres. 2-4-U has been Calvert County residents for the past 14 years and has been doing covers of songs since 1991. Using the technology of midi-sequence, the duo is able to sound like a full band although they use only keyboard and drums. More information about 2-4-U can be found on their website, The Winter Interludes Series Concert will be held at the Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, in Prince Frederick. The concerts take place at 7 p.m. For more information, visit calvert.lib. or call the Prince Frederick library at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

The Craze Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Open Mic Christ Church Parish Hall (37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico) – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25 Hawkeye The Tavern (4975 St Leonard Rd, St Leonard, Md. 20685) – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Back By Sunrise Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) - 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Kappa Danielson and Paul Larson The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) - 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tracy Allen Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) - 7 to 10 p.m. Date Night with Live Music by Mark Scott Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) - 5pm – 10pm

Courtesy of Ralph Fierro

Four of a Kind Anderson’s Bar (23945 Colton Point Road, Clements) – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26 Gretchen Richie, ‘Sunday Jazz and Requests’ Cafe Des Artistes (41655 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown) – 5 to 8 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 27 Karaoke with Lori Wyatt Toot’s Bar, (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 Jim Bennett Motown Live Martini’s Lounge (10553 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains) 7 to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Courtesy of Robyn Truslow

Courtesy of Robyn Truslow

Bill Hill Country Live Martini’s Lounge (10553 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains) – 6 to 9 p.m.


The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, January 23, 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. 23 • 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 • JobSource Mobile Career Center Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 3 p.m. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38’ mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities; state-of-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. 410-326-5289 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th – 6th grade students are invited to this series of events which uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. This month’s topic: Game On! Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • How to Get Library eBooks to Your Device Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 to 8 p.m.

Learn how to use Maryland’s Digital eLibrary and the OverDrive Media Console to check out, download and read library e-books on your tablet, smartphone, ereader or computer. Please register. 410-257-2101 • Brownie Girl Scout Reading Try-It Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Brownie Girl Scouts will complete the activities needed to earn the “Reading Rocks” Try-It. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Friday, Jan. 24 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 • Southern Matinee Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 4 p.m. Hushpuppy is a six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community living with her tough but loving father Wink. When he succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to the outside world. But Hushpuppy’s quest is hindered by a “busted” universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts. Please register. 410-326-5289 • Warm Up to Reading w/ HIPPY/Healthy Families Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 8:30 Family night for participants in HIPPY/ Healthy Families program. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Saturday, Jan. 25 • Garden Smarter: Ponds and Water Features

Calvert County Community Resources Building, 30 Duke Street, Prince Frederick – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Do you want to enhance your home with a pond or fountain? We will give you suggestions to consider when designing a water feature for your home landscape. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • PlayTime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a 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 • Downton Abbey Tea Party Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join us for a 1920’s style high tea event celebrating Downton Abbey’s new season! We’ll test our knowledge of the era, the show, and tea! Consider coming dressed up for the occasion! Please bring your own teacup. Stop by or call Calvert Library to reserve your spot! 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Monday, Jan. 27 • Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 p.m. Bring the little ones for a movie and a story! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Books & Toys Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Moms, parents, caregivers and your tots! Book club for mom, playtime for kids! 410-326-5289 • Calvert Eats Local Winter Potluck Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join Calvert Eats Local in a giant potluck celebrating local food. Bragging rights to those who bring the dishes with the lowest number of “food miles.” Bring your plate, utensils, cup and napkin for a truly green experience! Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Tuesday, Jan. 28 : Storytime 2 and 3 year olds 10:00-10:30 am. 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. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. Wednesday, Jan. 29 : Cuddle Up and Read to Me. 10:00-10:20am. 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. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. http://calvert.

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Out&About Thursday Jan. 23 Calvert County Relay for Life Kickoff Event Huntingtown High School (4125 N. Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown) - 6:30 p.m. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Calvert County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Huntingtown High School’s Multipurpose Room for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. Please come out to learn about being a part of the most successful American Cancer Society Relay For Life® in the state of Maryland! This also will be an opportunity to register a team for the overnight event, which will be held on June 13, 2014, at Hallowing Point Park. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries, and it will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. To join Relay For Life in Calvert County, please call our local ACS office at 410-721-4304, or visit All-County Middle and High School Honor Band Concert Huntingtown High School Auditorium (4125 N. Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown) - 7 to 8 p.m. Talented musicians from each middle and high school in Calvert County come together to perform. Free admission. Snow date is Jan. 30, 2014.

Saturday Jan. 25 Shoppes of Asbury Sale Asbury Solomons Retirement Community (11000 Asbury Circle, Solomons) – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place in the auditorium and other marked sites in the building. There will many items, because there was no sale in December. This sale will include Betty’s Closet, a resale of new and gently used clothing and accessories. Grannies will be selling housewares, furniture and miscellaneous items, and the library committee will have many books at a reasonable price. All proceeds will benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. Call 410-3943483 for more information. Oyster Day Bayside History Museum (4025 Fourth St., North Beach) - 2 to 3 p.m. Learn about oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay from local expert John Bacon. Event for children older than two. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call

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Thursday, January 23, 2014


Community Events

301-855-4028 or go to Vine Vindicator Work Day American Chestnut Land Trust, North Side Trailhead (676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick) - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us in working to improve native plant species on ACLT lands by identifying and removing non-native invasive plants species. Please bring work gloves and loppers or clippers if you have them. Contact ACLT to register. 410-414-3400 • Health Fair East-John Youth Center (11835 Mill Bridge Road, Lusby) - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by St. John United Methodist Church Outreach and Nurture Ministries. At the health fair, there will be free health screenings, educational materials, arts and crafts, a poster contest and more. For information call 410-326-2987. Motown Night Sons of the American Legion StallingsWilliams Post 206, Main Ballroom (Chesapeake Beach) - 7:00 p.m. to Midnight Put your dancing shoes on and “trip the light fantastic” to tunes spun by DJ Stephen Varney, including all of your favorites. The admission fee of $10 includes draft beer and sodas. For additional information, call 301-8556466.  Public warmly welcomed. MFWR Leadership Conference Comfort Inn and Conference Center (4500 Crain Highway, Bowie) - 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. New this year - no registration fee. All Presidents and Treasurers should attend. Everyone else is welcome! Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Training Materials. Visit http:// for information.

Sunday Jan. 26 8 a.m. Service at Bethel Way of the Cross Church Bethel Way of the Cross Church (5445 Cherry Hill Road, Huntingtown) – 8 a.m. Join for the new 8 a.m. worship service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Services in Jan. were on Sunday Jan. 12, and now on Sunday Jan. 26, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Christian Education Classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. There is no 5 p.m. service on these days. All are welcome!

Monday Jan. 27 Golden Retriever Rescue Fundraiser Roy Rogers Solomon’s (14000 H G Truman Rd, Solomons) - 5 to 8 p.m.

Please stop by Roy Rogers Solomon’s, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland.

Tuesday Jan. 28 Girl Scout Interest Event Southern Community Center (20 Appeal Lane, Lusby) - 6 p.m. This event is for girls in grades K-5 interested in joining Girl Scouts. The girls will participate in some traditional Girl Scout activities including games, songs, a craft and a snack. There is a $3 fee, however financial assistance is available. There will also be a parent information session. Registration required. Contact Nadine Happell at or 800-834-1702, ext. 4011 for registration or additional information. Casual Tuesday Dinner American Legion Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach) - 5:30 to 7 p.m. An informal dinner hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, in the lower-level dining room. The menu for “Casual Tuesday Dinner” will be Steamed Shrimp with all the trimmings. The cost is $10, including beverage. Public welcome. Call for more information at 301-855-6466 or visit

Wednesday Jan. 29 Winter Interludes: US Navy Band Country Current Quintet Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) - 7 to 8:30 p.m. The United States Navy Band Country Current Quintet is the Navy’s premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. The band is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eyepopping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. Don’t miss it! School’s Out Fun Day Southern Community Center (20 Appeal Lane, Lusby) - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. School’s out, and fun is waiting at the Southern Community Center! Children will enjoy gaming, arts and crafts, cooking projects, contests and more. Bring a bag lunch. 410-586-1101 • parksguide

Thursday Jan. 30 Calvert Coffee Connection Pink Bubble Studio (1430 Solomon’s Island Road, Huntingtown) – 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Come to this event to help yourself and your business by having some free fun while networking and making contact with prospective customers. We will enjoy a hand and lip pampering session perfect for this cold winter season, so be sure to join in. The Pink Bubble Studio does makeovers one on one, shared with a friend, in a small group or as a big party, and it is located on the southbound side of Rt. 4, across from Bowen’s Florist. Turn right down the long driveway immediately after O’Brien Realty. RSVP to Nicole or Kimberly 410-980-5771. An Italian Celebration The Westlawn Inn Restaurant (9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) - 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Plans are set for a special celebration of the restaurant’s Italian Delights! This promotion will be a dinner event that features a multi-course Italian meal, accompanied by Italian wines. The Prix-Fixe for the meal and any non-alcoholic drinks will be $38 plus tax, with  gratuity at your discretion. For this event, Da Vinci Chianti and Pinot Grigio wines are only $12 per bottle. The full bar and wine list will also be available. Visit www.westlawninn. com to see full menu for this event. Call 410-257-0001 to reserve your seat now!

Saturday Feb. 1 Praise-N-Thunder DC Homeless Outreach Dunkirk Baptist Church (11275 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk) – 11 a.m. Meet in the main building kitchen to make lunches and travel to Washington D.C. The group will leave the church at noon and return by 3 p.m. Donations of men or women’s clothes, socks and shoes, travel size toiletries, coats, hats and gloves are needed.  Contact Tim Duelley at 240.997.0316 or visit www.  for more information. Maker’s Market Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Maker’s Market is the place to find handmade, homemade or homegrown products. There are crafts, hanging baskets, organic skincare products, farm fresh produce, cut flowers, baked goods, batik and fleece clothing, handmade soaps and candles, herbal teas, ornaments, folkart, handmade gifts and more! Delight in the local treasures to be found here. The February market is indoors, and admission is free.


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Thursday, January 23, 2014


Last Week’s Puzzle Solutions

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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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Real Estate Rentals Peaceful 3 Bed Room, 2 1/2 Bath Split Foyer with a f lat fenced in backyard. Excellent for family with children. On a no thru street. House is located in White Sands Development approx .5 miles from Route 4, and about 20 miles from Pax Air Station. Quiet friendly, neighbors. Large Master Bedroom with walkin closet. Huge attic with lots of storage space, Full size laundry room with washer and dryer. Recently remodeled bathrooms. New f looring on first f loor. 8x8 wooden shed for storage. Pets on case by case basis. For more information please email kirks. or call Mark at 301-751-9309.

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The Calvert Gazette will not be held responsible for any ads omitted for any reason. The Calvert Gazette reserves the right to edit or reject any classified ad not meeting the standards of The Calvert Gazette. It is your responsiblity to check the ad on its first publication and call us if a mistake is found. We will correct your ad only if notified after the first day of the first publication ran.

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

TEL: 301-373-4125 • FAX: 301-373-4128 •

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

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(1,2) Bosch , Whirlpool KitchenAid , Maytag ,money Amana ,aLG and Samsung appliances limited to 10% Offers exclude Hot Buys, Super Buys, Special Purchases, Jenn-Air Dacor, GE Profile , GE Café conditioners, closeouts and Services, "Sears Presents" websites, catalog orders, Gift Cards, and wire transfers. Whirlpool brands, GE, GE Profi le, GE Café, LG, Samsung, Electrolux, Electrolux Icon brands limited to 10% off. Not valid on commercial Product may have some cosmetic damage. New Full Product warranty still applies. Everyday Great PriceINTEREST items. Offers good 2/1/14. MATTRESS (5)balance Offer excludes Sleep, Night Therapy, Sealyrequired. Ebuys, Arendell, Wyndtree, Amalie Select, Hidden Harbour; Serta Ebuys,AccountSM Colby, Lakehill, Sun Valley, Careybrook, LOCA LLYany other orders with coupons or previous purchases. Inthru the event of afromreturn, savings may from Tax and payments shipping not included. Not applicable to Commercial prior purchases commercial orders. Insales the event ofBraxton, a return, savings will LLY IMPORTANT SPECIALFINANCING/DEFERRED DETAILS (when offered): Interest will be charged to your account the purchaseOFFER: date if the purchase is notbe paid indeducted full within theNature’s promotional period orrefund. if you make a late payment. Minimum With credit approval, for qualifying purchases made on a Sears card (Sears One® accounts excluded)or Sears Home Improvement valid on installed only. Offer is only valid for consumer accounts LOorCA in good standing; is subject toiComfort change without notice; seeiSeries; store for details.Sealy May not beOptimum; combined with any other promotional offer. Sears cards:Glen; As of 12/4/2013, APR for purchases: VARIABLE 7.24%-27.24% or NON-VARIABLE MINIMUM INTEREST CHARGE: UP TO $2.standard See card agreement for details, including the APRs fees applicable to you. Sears cards issued by Citibank, N.A. APPLIANCE OFFER:$599 (2) Advertised savings are valid in-store onlystores and range from 5%-20%. Parkston; and Simmons Forest Comforpedic andDacor, Tempurpedic. Offer14.00%-29.99%. good thru 2/1/14. (7)items.Free local delivery onandany mattress and/or foundation set valid over inEbuys, participating after discounts OWNED be deducted from your refund. Available only atGE®Sears Hometown Stores, Hardware Stores andJenn-Air®, Appliance Showrooms. See below Shop Your Way Rewards details. Shop Your Rewards for Serta members Sunday 2/10/13. OWNED (1,2)Bosch®, Whirlpool®,KitchenAid®, Maytag®,Amana®, LG®, andSamsung® applianceslimitedto10% off.Offersexclude HotBuys,SuperHotBuys, SpecialPurchases, GEProfile™, GECafé™,airconditioners, closeouts and Everydayfor GreatPrice Offers goodthru 2/1/14.MATTRESS OFFER:(5)Offer excludesNature’s Sleep,Night Therapy,Way SealyEbuys, Arendell,Wyndtree,offer AmalieSelect, HiddenHarbour; Colby,Lakehill, SunValley,Braxton, Careybrook, Family and and coupons. Standard includes delivery within area Monday through and delivery requiring additional services orareatime. Retail isnot$25-$79.99. Additional mayAdditional apply. Customer pays Parkston; iComfort and iSeries; Sealy Optimum; Simmonsdelivery Forest2/11/13. Glen; Comforpedic and Tempurpedic. Offer good thru 2/1/14.the (7) Freelocal standarddelivery local delivery on any mattress and/or foundation set over $599on inFriday participating stores after discounts andnot coupons. Standard delivery includes delivery within the local delivery Monday through Fridayvalue andSubject delivery requiring additional services or time. Retailterms valuefees is $25-$79.99. feesat may apply. Customer pays a chargeaforcharge nonstandard for nonL for SM FriendsSM offer all stores all day Monday SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS: Members earn Points Qualifying Purchases, excluding sales taxes and other fees. to full program available Must AL ALvalid L delivery.standard Local areas and additional charges vary. Excludesareas Outlet Stores. See store for details. Offercharges good thru 2/1/14.vary. (8) 18 months financing appliesOutlet to purchases after discounts and coupons of $559-$1299. 24 months financing to purchases over $1,300 after(8) discounts and coupons. 5%financing off on purchases over $599 after discounts and coupons excludes Sears Commercial One® accounts. Sears Home Improvement AccountSM applies on installed merchandise only. Not valid on applies delivery. Local and additional Excludes Stores. See store forPoints details. Offerapplies good 2/1/14. 18 months applies to purchases after discounts and coupons ofIt also$559-$1299. 24 months financing SiNESS remain promo emails from YOUR to earn Bonus Points. Bonus include, andthru are not incation addition Base Points earned. Bonus Point combined, Points are less combined iComfort, iSeries and Tempur-Pedic. See above for Important SpecialSHOP Financing/Deferred InterestWAY details. OfferREWARDS good thru 2/1/14. CLEARANCE EVENT: pExcludes mattresses and consumer electronics. Offer good 1/24 thru 1/26/14 only. ‡Reconditioned product is a classifi for all productsto, other than new in a box. This condition includes returnedIfproduct that has been thoroughlyoffers tested and certifi ed to operate like includes fl oor modelsearned and new products out of their originalthan box. bU SiNESSto receiving bUopted-in maypurchases have some cosmetic over damage. New Full Product warrantydiscounts still applies. to $1,300 after and coupons. 5%for off on purchases over $599 after discounts coupons excludes One® accounts. Sears Home Improvement AccountSM applies on installed merchandise only. Not valid on Point totals for eachProduct individual offer. See details. Purchase required in singleand transaction before Sears taxes Commercial and after discounts applied. p ‡ iComfort, iSeries and Tempur-Pedic. See above for Important Special Financing/Deferred Interest details. Offer good thru 2/1/14. CLEARANCE EVENT: Excludes mattresses and consumer electronics. Offer good 1/24 thru 1/26/14 only. Reconditioned product is a classification for all products other than new in a box. This condition includes returned product that has been thoroughly tested and certified to operate like new. It also includes floor models and new products out of their original box. Product may have some cosmetic damage. New Full Product warranty still applies.




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2014-01-23 The Calvert Gazette  

2014-01-23 The Calvert Gazette newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland. Published by Southern Maryland Publishing.

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