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February 27, 2014


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COUNTY NEWS Commissioners, Community Divided on Business Personal Property Tax Exemption The Calvert Gazette

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Delegates Mark Fisher (R-27C) and Anthony “Tony” O’Donnell (R-29C) are calling for measures to make life easier for business owners already in or seeking to locate in Calvert County. The two are co-sponsoring House Bill 573, which would eliminate business personal property tax, the requirement to file and requirement to pay the filing fee itself for businesses in Calvert County, which would make the county more business friendly, according to Fisher. Fisher has sponsored a bill every year to eliminate business personal property taxes statewide since his election in 2010, he said. This year is the first year he put forward a bill specific to Calvert County, though he also sponsored a statewide bill again this year. Businesses often have to hire an accountant to complete their annual filing requirements, Fisher said. This and filing fees are an added expense in addition to the “regulatory nightmare” that the business personal property tax and filing requirements already present, Fisher said. The elimination of the tax requirement to file and pay the filing fee will help “make Calvert County more friendly to job creators,” Fisher said. O’Donnell agreed with Fisher. For the past 30 years, he has consistently opposed tax increases statewide and locally, he said. “This may be a way to take pressure off small businesses,” he said, adding that it could promote job creation in the county. This would benefit Calvert as a whole because if there are more people who are gainfully employed then more people will spend money at local businesses. In a fiscal and policy note completed by Michael Sanelli from the Ways and Means committee, the bill, if passed, could mean a decrease in revenues for Calvert County of as much as $250,000, but there is a “po-

tentially meaningful” impact for small businesses in Calvert, which would “…not be subject to personal property taxes for new personal property purchased through June 30, 2017, and, beginning in FY (fiscal year) 2018…” The business personal property tax is a tax on all business equipment and inventory that is paid annually, Fisher said. It involves items like the exercise equipment and weights in a gym or computers and servers at a computer company. He likened the tax to a private citizen purchasing a new car and having to pay sales tax every year instead of once at the time of purchase. “It’s a penalty to investing in Maryland,” Fisher said. He is calling upon the local business community to support the bill. To get passed through the senate he said the bill needs support from the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the business community. County Chamber of Commerce President Carolyn Hart sent a letter of support for HB 573 on behalf of the local business community with the approval of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “Small businesses are the backbone of the communities and each year it becomes harder and harder for many to keep their doors open due to tax burdens, insurance costs and payroll,” she said in her letter. “We agree that HB 573 will reduce tax liability for businesses and by doing so will attract commerce to Calvert County, create additional jobs, and allow businesses to keep more of their earnings. Additionally, we feel confident that this is a step in the right direction to promote growth and development of business in our community as well as encourage young entrepreneurs to consider building their own business right here at home.” Local business owners have been communicating their support of the bill to Fisher and the Calvert Board of County Commissioners.

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President and CEO of Idea Solutions Frank Smith said he doesn’t believe that businesses should be charged the personal property taxes and doesn’t understand why Calvert County charges one. “I don’t think the Board of County Commissioners realizes the impact this has on small business owners,” Smith said. The BOCC is not against eliminating the tax, according to President Patrick Nutter, but now is not the time to do so. The county can’t afford to lose the revenue right now, Nutter said, though if Dominion Cove Point receives the permits they need to move forward with the proposed expansion project, the business personal property tax is a matter that will be considered. To take action before Dominion Cove Point, and the potential additional revenue it will bring in, is finalized would be counting chickens before they hatch, Nutter said. For more information, including a full text copy of HB 573 and the Ways and Means assessment, visit www.mgaleg.

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Calvert Library Foundation Honors Community Pillar

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer “Being a library director is truly a joy,” said former Calvert County Library director Pat Hofmann during the Calvert County Library Foundation Award Dinner honoring Katherine C. “Kitty” Hurrey, a leader in public library services in Southern Maryland. During her tenure with the libraries, Hurrey drove the first bookmobile in the early 1960s, took a position as the Director of the Southern Maryland Regional Library and saw the opening of the Twin Beaches, Fairview and the Southern branch libraries in Calvert. Hurrey “set the tone for the excellent customer service that continues today,” Hofmann said. She recalled Hurrey cleaning shelves out in the parking lot of the Fairview Branch, saying “Kitty would never ask us to do something she would not do herself.” Delegate Anthony “Tony” O’Donnell recalled Hurrey’s involvement in local politics. “Kitty taught me to disagree without being disagreeable,” O’Donnell said. Hurrey was not focused only on libraries. During her efforts building up the Southern Maryland library system, Hurrey found time to serve on the Board of Education, becoming the first female president of the board, work as a founding member of the Calvert Arts Council and raise a family of five children.

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Hurrey’s continued involvement was an inspiration to others. Russell Costley credited her with setting him on a path of more than 40 years as a library volunteer. Hurrey received a citation from the Maryland Senate, presented by Senator Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, the Maryland House of Delegates, presented by O’Donnell, and the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, presented by Commissioners Steve Weems, Pat Nutter and Jerry Clark. In addition to honoring Hurrey, the awards dinner served as a fundraiser for the Calvert Library Foundation. All proceeds will benefit the Calvert County Public Libraries. For more information about the Calvert Library Foundation, visit Photo by Sarah Miller

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“In Annapolis, you make decisions, but have you met the people?” Maryland House of Delegates District 27B candidate LaRhonda Owens (D) told the Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club this is the first question that should be asked of a legislator before voting them back into office. Owens was the keynote speaker during the Democratic Women’s Club’s Feb. 19 meeting. This will not be Owens’s first experience in the political arena. She was first elected to serve on the Democratic Central Committee 2010. She will be on the June 24 primary ballot. She has served as Vice Chair of and Chair of the Bylaws subcommittee during her tenure with the Central Committee. Owens said she is a “champion for education, health care and public safety.” She lives and works in Prince George’s County. She is the Special Education Compliance Office supervisor with Prince George’s County Public Schools, and advocates for students with special needs in other counties and schools. She intends to continue to advocate for special education and students needs while in office as a delegate, if elected. District 27B includes Brandywine, Upper Marlboro, Clinton, Cheltenham, Huntingtown, Sunderland, Owings, and Dunkirk and covers parts of both Prince George’s and Calvert counties. There are seven District 27B polling locations in Calvert County, more than in Prince Georges County, Owens said. The district Owens hopes to represent is new, having been created during statewide redistricting efforts in 2010. The filing deadline for the primary elections was Feb. 25. June 24 is the primary election day. For more information about Owens’s campaign, email, send mail to PO Box 371, Brandywine, Md. 20613 or visit www.



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Calvert County 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election Local Candidates List State Senator – District 27 Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (D) – Incumbent Jesse Allen Peed (R) State Senator – District 29 Roy Dyson (D) – Incumbent Larry Jarboe (R) Cindy Jones (R) Steve Waugh (R) House of Delegates – District 27B Michael A. Jackson (D) LaRhonda R. Owens (D) Jacqueline D. Steele McCall (D) Toni Jarbow-Duley (R) Philip A. Parenti (R) House of Delegates – District 27C Sue Kullen (D) Mark N. Fisher (R) - Incumbent House Of Delegates – District 29C Len Zuza (D) Tony O’Donnell (R) - Incumbent Board of County Commissioners - At Large David Gatton (R) Tom Hejl (R) Linda L. Kelley (R) George W. Owings III (D) Steve Weems (R) – Incumbent Paul Harrison (Independent) – General Election Only Joyce Stinnett Baki (D) Nance Pretto-Simmons (D) Board of County Commissioner – District 1 Gerald W. “Jerry” Clark (R) – Incumbent Mike Hart (R) Joe Randy Chenelly (R) Emad Emile Dides (D) Cliff Savoy (D) Board of County Commissioner – District 2 Pat Nutter (R) – Incumbent Michael J. Moore (D) Peggy J. ODonnell (Libertarian) – General Election Only Benjamin Lee Krause (R)

Leslie Downs (R) – Incumbent Theodore Philip LeBlanc (R) Calvert County Sheriff Craig W. Kontra (D) Mike Evans (R) – Incumbent Vonzell Ward (Unaffiliated) – General Election Only Democratic Central Committee Greg Brown Maria Buehler Eloise Evans Nicholas Joseph Ferrante Thomas J. L. Hausmann John R. McGuffin Melissa Ann Miller Hagner R. Mister Marcus Justin Paul Cheryl Place Tricia V. Powell Duwane P. Rager Cliff Savoy Monica Lee Silbas Beth E. Swoap Abby Ybarra Republican Central Committee Mike Blasey Ella Ennis Michael S. Fine Benjamin Lee Krause Frank McCabe Gregory V. Ostrander Robert “Rob” Reed Carolyn A. Rice Richard A. Romer Sarah Elisabeth Roiser David C. Weigel Justin McDonald Wood


Board of County Commissioner – District 3 Kelly McConkey (D) Evan K. Slaughenhoupt, Jr. (R) – Incumbent Board of Education – At Large Dawn C. Balinski (Non-Partisan) – Incumbent Pamela L. Cousins (Non-Partican) Eugene “Gene” Karol (Non-Partisan) – Incumbent William J. Bill Phalen (Non-Partisan) William Monroe Saunders (Non-Partisan) Treasurer Nova Tracy-Soper (R) - Incumbent States Attorney Laura L. Martin (R) – Incumbent Clerk of the Circuit Court Kathy P. Smith (D) – Incumbent Register of Wills Margaret H. Phipps (D) – Incumbent Mark Steven Lynch (R) Judge of the Orphans’ Court Thomas Michael Pelagatti (D) – Incumbent

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Delegate Candidate Meets with Community

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Weismann Named Trooper of the Year

Upcoming Community Chats with Sue Kullen Sweet Dreams Candy Shoppe St. Leonard March 5 – 5-8 p.m. Westlawn Inn North Beach March 12 – 5 to 8 p.m. Panera Bread Prince Frederick March 19 – 5 to 8 p.m. Three Brothers Prince Frederick March 26 – 5 to 8 p.m.

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House of Delegates Candidate Sue Kullen started her campaign with a grassroots, door to door campaign and has set up a series of community chats, in a further effort to get to know the community that she hopes to represent and hear concerns of the constituents. Her fist community chat was at Blondie's Baking Company in North Beach on Feb. 19.

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North Beach Drainage Project to Include Environmentally Friendly Features County Stormwater Management Effort to Help Remediate Flooding, Filter Runoff Pollutants The Calvert County Department of Public Works is undertaking a drainage remediation project in North Beach that promises to alleviate flooding while helping improve runoff water quality. This month engineers are surveying the area along 5th Street between Chicago Avenue and Greenwood Avenue where the yards of homes would routinely flood following rain storms. Plans call for the roadway ditch line to be repaired and reshaped to improve drainage. The county is taking this opportunity to design a solution that will better filter the water to remove road runoff pollutants. Crews will convert the ditch along the southern portion of 5th Street to a grass swale engineered to collect runoff and allow it to percolate into the ground. A special filter material under the grass surface will help remove road contaminants while the grass helps reduce the velocity of the flowing water. Following engineering and design work, construction on the drainage project will begin by this fall. For more information, contact Erica Jackson, project engineer with the county Department of Public Works, at 410-535-1600, ext. 2569. Visit Calvert County online at and like us on Facebook.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer “He’s a handful, but in the best way possible,” said Sergeant Scianna Roach of the 2014 Trooper of the Year, Trooper First Class Brian Wiesemann. Wiesemann was named the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack Trooper of the Year on Feb. 24. Weisemann has been with the MSP for five and a half years and with the Prince Frederick barrack since September 2012. He started out working toward a degree in accounting but found that was not his passion and went into law enforcement.

Len Zuza Kicks Off Campaign for Delegate Len Zuza of Lusby filed on Feb. 20 with the Maryland Board of Elections as a candidate for Delegate in District 29C.   His district covers the southern third of Calvert County and extends roughly through the middle third of St. Mary’s County from the Patuxent to the Potomac River.   Zuza (D) said, “I want to restore proactive and effective representation in the General Assembly not only for residents, but also for businesses, first responders, law enforcement officers, and teachers in Southern Maryland.”  As part of his effort to be more responsive to residents’ needs, he indicated that he will talk with residents and businesses in his district to see how they feel about his plans to protect current jobs, protect the environment and make the area more attractive for businesses.  Zuza is a strong advocate for enhancing educational opportunities for both preschool and elementary school students as well as high tech educational programs of-

fered at local educations institutions. As former President of the Southern Maryland Oyster Cultivation Society (SMOCS), he describes himself as a responsible environmentalist who will work closely with residents and businesses to protect the local environment that is so important to Southern Marylanders, while, at the same time, weighing the interests of local businesses.  Len has in-depth professional experience as a program analyst and financial manager having served as a Senior Budget Examiner in the Office of Management and Budget for 23 years and managed his own consulting business for 11 years after he left the federal government. Zuza and his wife, Karen, have been active in various community activities.  In addition to leading a successful oyster restoration organization, SMOCS, Len is on the Oyster Advisory Commission and has been on the Board of the Patuxent Riverkeeper and

the Calvert County’s Environmental Commission. Karen is on the Board of Calvert Healthcare Solutions and has worked on the planning committee for College of Southern Maryland’s Piano Competition and was a Trustee on the Board of Annmarie Garden. Zuza will kick off his campaign for Delegate in District 29C on Saturday, March 1 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Clock Tower on the Boardwalk in Solomons, Maryland followed by a reception at Kingfishers Seafood House. After a short presentation at the Clock Tower on his goals as Delegate, Zuza will invite attendees to Kingfishers Seafood House for light snacks. There he will look for opportunities to hear residents’ ideas about creating new jobs in Southern Maryland, improving educational and training programs that better prepare people for careers, and protecting the environment that makes this area such a beautiful place in which to live and work.

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Punishment Maryland State Police Blotter The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia: On Feb. 20 at 7:43 p.m., Trooper First Class Costello responded to the Super 8 Motel in Prince Frederick regarding a drug complaint. Investigation revealed that Sean Woods, 40 from Alexandria, VA, was in possession of Marijuana. He was arrested and processed at the Prince Frederick Barrack. Destruction of Property: On Feb. 22 at 8:08 a.m., Trooper First Class Lewis responded to the 3100 block of Drawfield Lane in Huntingtown for a reported destruction of property. Numerous mailboxes, post boxes, fencing, and benches were vandalized and tossed into a nearby pond. Investigation continues. Open Warrants / Suspended License / False Statement to Police Officer: On Feb. 23 at 3:58 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 at Sixes Road in Prince Frederick. The driver, Joshua P. Porter, 38 of North Beach, initially gave TFC Esnes false information regarding his identity. Investigation revealed his true identity and it was learned that he had two open warrants for his arrest through the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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

During the week of Feb. 17 through Feb. 23 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,410 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. Theft from Vehicle Case #14-9352: Someone stole a $900 Kenwood stereo system from the dashboard of an unlocked vehicle between Feb. 17 and 18. Dep. A. Curtin is investigating the theft that happened in the 1800 block of Battery Lane in Owings. Burglary Case #14-9424: A shed behind a home in the 11300 block of Commanche Road in Lusby was burglarized sometime between Feb. 15 and 18 and more than $4,000 in tools were stolen. DeWalt, Milwaukee, Paslode, Stihl and Husqvarna saws, compressors, and nailers were discovered missing. The case is under investigation by Dep. T. Roberts. CDS Violation Case #14-9900: On Feb. 20 at 12:32 p.m. while at Abner’s Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach, DFC R. Kreps detected the strong odor of marijuana emitting from a patron sitting alone at a table. Kreps asked the Hendricks man to step outside and advised him that he had detected the odor of marijuana and that he needed to search him and the man advised he did have marijuana on his person. Stanley Rodriquez Hendricks, 40 of Suitland, was charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams. Theft from Vehicle Case #14-10083: Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle in front of a residence in the 1000 block of Concord Court in Owings overnight between Feb. 19 and 20 and stole an outlet divider and some cash. Dep. A. Curtin is investigating. CDS Violation Case #14-10139: Dep. T. Roberts assisted Capt. S. Jones with a traffic stop on Md. Rt. 4 southbound at White Sands Drive in Lusby at 3:57 p.m. on Feb. 21. Roberts found the driver, Jerzy Marek Lasota, 22 of Silver Lasota Spring, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Lasota was charged with possession of LSD, possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; rolling papers. Theft Case #14-10173: On Feb. 21 at 7:28 p.m. DFC J. Denton responded to the Prince Frederick Wal-Mart store for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Sheri Anne Manning, 50 of Prince Frederick, was observed leaving the store with merchandise totaling under

$100 without stopping to pay for it. She was cited with theft less than $100. CDS Violation Case #14-10278: On Feb. 22 at 12:50 p.m. Dep. A. Curtin observed a man walking in the roadway on Md. Rt. 261 in Chesapeake Beach. Curtin made contact with the man and found him to be in possession of suspected Hardy drugs. Jeremy Lamar Hardy, 35 of Chesapeake Beach, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a plastic bag. CDS Violation Case #14-10291: On Feb. 22 at 2:34 p.m. DFC R. Kampf conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Catalina Drive in Lusby. He found the driver and passenger in possession of suspected drugs. Both the driver, Buck Anthony William Buck, 25 of Lusby and passenger, Terrell Charles Davis, 26 of Lexington Park, were charged with possession of powder cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent Davis to distribute, possession of crack cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, possession of powder cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of marijuana less than 10 grams. Davis was also charged with making a false statement to a peace officer for initially giving a false name. Davis was found to have an active bench warrant through St. Mary’s County, which was served on him. Destruction of Property Case #14-10318: Two mailboxes in the 4000 block of Spike Buck Lane in Port Republic were damaged in the early morning hours on Feb. 22. Damage is estimated at $250. DFC W. Wells is investigating. Burglary Case #14-10354: A homeowner in the 200 block of Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick advised Dep. D. Naughton that between 5:30 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. on Feb. 22, someone broke into her home and stole over $8,500 worth of gold jewelry. The investigation continues.


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Wedding Fundraiser Turned Business By Sarah Miller Staff Writer What started as a plan to raise a little money to offset the price of a wedding has turned into a full-fledged side business for Tim Kwiatkowski and Kristen Fersch, the founders of Jar Haven. Kwiatkowski and Fersch take old mason jars, some dating back to the 1890s, and recreate them as soap dispensers, lotion pumps and candleholders. Fersch said she was inspired by similar projects on Pinterest, which she found when she was looking for wedding decoration ideas they could make themselves. They began buying mason jars of all shapes, sizes and colors, finding them online, at garage sales and thrift stores. Kwiatkowski was surprised by the variety they found, he said. As they collected mason jars, Kwiatkowski began researching them; finding that the oldest of them dat-

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ed back to the 1890s and they are all American-made. Kwiatkowski got hooked on the crafts and took Fersch’s interest one step further, seeing something they could create and sell to help offset the costs of their upcoming wedding. Making lotion pumps is a four to five day process, Kwiatkowski said. They have to ensure the metal lid is protected from soap, which is corrosive. For the candleholders, Kwiatkowski contacted a friend interested in iron working. He creates the holders, which attach to the lip of the jar and hang on the inside. Once Kwiatkowski and Fersch get the iron candleholders, they file off any rough edges and coat them with rust-resistant paint. They began selling their projects at craft fairs throughout the tri-county area in Fall 2013. “We never expected to have as much of a demand

and attention as we’ve had,” Kwiatkowski said. So far, Jar Haven products have been sold in 25 states and two countries. The couple considers Jar Haven a hobby. Both work for government contractors and have no plans to make Jar Haven a full time occupation. Kwiatkowski and Fersch are to be married in June. In the months leading up to the wedding, Kwiatkowski said they plan to scale back their operation, but they plan to attend more craft fairs later this year with their tried and true products and a few that will be unveiled in the fall. For more information, visit the Jar Haven page on Ebay, call 301-904-5434 or email

New Urgent Care Center Opens in Prince Frederick

For many patients, urgent care centers are a more cost-effective and convenient option for minor illnesses or injuries.

Calvert Memorial Hospital has opened a third urgent care center on the CMH campus in Prince Frederick. Hospital officials said the location was chosen to make it easier for residents in the central area of the county to access these services. It is also expected to help reduce wait times in the hospital’s emergency department during times of peak volume, like flu season. “We find that often those who could receive care from an urgent care center choose to use the ER because it is closer to them,” said Dean Teague, chief operating officer at CMH. “We understand that people in today’s society are busy and we want to make it easy to access high quality, convenient and cost-effective care.” According to Teague, urgent care centers can be a great choice for minor illnesses and injuries such as cold and flu symptoms, nausea, earaches, sore throats, rashes, minor cuts and sports injuries. In general, urgent care centers are also a less expensive option than the ER for these types of services. He stressed, however, that serious conditions such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding or broken bones should be treated in the Emergency Department that is equipped to deal with them. And for life-threatening conditions, always call 911. The new Prince Frederick Urgent Care Center is con-

veniently located on the hospital campus on the first floor of the Calvert Medical Arts Center and will be open from 2-10 p.m. during the week and from noon-10 p.m. on weekends. All three CMH Urgent Care Centers (Dunkirk, Solomons and now Prince Frederick) are staffed by board-certified physicians on staff at Calvert Memorial Hospital and there are basic X-ray and laboratory services on-site for fast and easy diagnostic testing. Additionally, he said, same-day appointments are available at the Prince Frederick Urgent Care Center by calling 410-535-8911. You can call as early as 10 a.m. to pre-register or go online at and download a pre-registration form. Teague said it is also important to note that a number of physician offices, especially those in Prince Frederick, offer extended hours and same-day appointments for sick visits. If a patient has an established relationship with a primary care provider, he said, they should consider calling that office first to see if an appointment is available. The hospital also offers a toll-free referral line at 1-888906-8773 for those who need help finding a physician. All of the hospital’s urgent care centers accepts most insurance plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid, cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. Self-pay individuals do receive a discount.

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Parents Speak Out Against Beach Elementary School Redistricting By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Calvert County Public Schools hosted the last scheduled public hearing regarding redistricting Beach Elementary School on Feb. 19, but parents and community members are still encouraged to weigh in on the matter. During the public hearings, parents and community members had a chance to address the Board of Education, Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Highsmith and three of the redistricting committee members - Director of Student Services Kim Roof, Director of School Construction George Leah and Director of School Facilities Thomas Powers. Representatives from the North Beach and Chesapeake Beach town councils were in the audience. Speakers raised concerns about longer bus rides for elementary students, some of whom would be bussed to

schools nine or more miles away while Beach Elementary School is only a mile from their home. One parent said under the redistricting plans his children would be riding two different busses, meaning the county schools would be wasting fuel money having two busses cover the same route. Other speakers asked the county school representatives to consider alternative options, such as building a replacement for Beach Elementary School or using temporary classroom space to increase capacity. According to Board of Education member Joe Chenelly, temporary classrooms are already being utilized at Beach Elementary school. A few speakers encouraged Calvert County Public Schools to leave the matter be until such time that Chesapeake Beach adopted an adequate public facilities ordinance. Schools that may be affected include Beach Elementary, Calvert Elementary, Huntingtown Elementary, Mt.

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Harmony Elementary, Plum Point Elementary, Sunderland Elementary and Windy Hill Elementary. The Board of Education elected to move forward with Public Hearings on elementary school redistricting on Jan. 9. Public hearings were held on Feb. 11 at the Mary Harrison Center at Northern High School and the second was held on Feb. 19 at Huntingtown High School. Public comments will be accepted through March 19. Comments can be mailed to: Calvert County Public Schools, 1305 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, Md., Attn. Karen Maxey or emailed to For more information, including detailed explanations of the four proposals and road by road breakdowns of possible new districts, visit

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Awards of Excellence ($50, a medal, and an invitation to PG Regional Science Fair) Rachel Evans (SMS) Rethink That Drink Eli Haley (NHS) Mass Production of Graphene Brandon Pierce and Nathan Tyndall (CHS) Effects of pH on the Production of Hydrogen Alison Worth (NHS) Fertilizer Impact on Algae Blooms

Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust (1st and 2nd Place- $100, 3rd and 4th Place- $50) Brandon Pierce and Nathan Tyndall (CHS) Effects of pH on the Production of Hydrogen Gayathri Plakkot (WHMS) Bye Bye Free Radicals Alison Worth (NHS) Fertilizer Impact on Algae Blooms Sarah Donaldson, Mae Howlin, Hanna Porter (NMS) Solanium Lycopersicum Magnified

Awards of Merit ($25) Surjo Bandyopadhyay (PHS) The Sound Conductor Dylan Bramos (SMS) Effect of Engine Size on Rocket Altitude Ricky Dalrymple, Alex Desverreaux, and Joe Keffler (HHS) Acela: Turning Radius Charleen Fischer (HHS) Texting and Driving: It Can Wait Kaliyah Gorman (HHS) Do Subliminal Messages Work?

Makenzie Nichols and Carly Tancreto chase a robot.

An aard winning presentation.

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Parents and children of all ages had a chance to interact with robots, see a 3D printer in action and even build a table out of newspaper during the annual Calvert Science and Engineering Expo on Feb. 22. The expo culminated in award presentations to students who submitted projects to the expo, including naming the projects to be advanced to the Prince George’s Regional Science Fair.

Calvert County Science and Engineering Expo Special Award Winners 2014 Calvert County Agricultural Commission ($50) Sarah Donaldson, Mae Howlin, Hanna Porter (NMS) Solanum Lycopersicum Magnified Alyssa Gray (NHS) Does Aspirin Help Plants Grow? American Property Consultants, Inc. ($100) Brandon Pierce and Nathan Tyndall (CHS) Effects of pH on the Production of Hydrogen The Patuxent Partnership Inc Aeronautics Award ($100) Collin McKenny, Nash Snodgrass Timothy Murnin (HHS) Paddling to Power: Converting Mechanical Energy to Usable Light Electrical/Award ($100) Surjo Bandyopadhyay (PHS) The Sound Conductor Physical/Life Science Award ($100) Eli HaleyProject (NHS) Mass Production of Graphene Env/Biological Award ($50) Rachel Evans (SMS) Rethink that Drink Physical/Life Science Award ($50) Gayathri Plakkot (WHMS) Bye Bye Free Radicals Southern MD Resource Conservation and Development Board, Inc. (Award $50 + t-shirt) Gayathri Plakkot (WHMS) Bye Bye Free Radicals Brandon Pierce and Nathan Tyndall (CHS) Effects of pH on the Production of Hydrogen

Photos by Sarah Miller

Amy Nichols and Erek Valesky show off the volcano they made.

Calvert County Waterman’s Association ($50) Alison Worth (NHS) Fertilizer Impact on Algae Blooms Brandon Pierce and Nathan Tyndall (CHS) Effects of pH on the Production of Hydrogen

Southern Maryland Audubon Society (1-yr Subscription to the National Audubon Society Magazine and 1-yr Membership to Southern Maryland Audubon Society) Alison Worth (NHS) Fertilizer Impact on Algae Blooms Sarah Donaldson, Mae Howlin, and Hannah Porter (NMS) Solanum Lycopersicum Magnified Johns Hopkins Engineering Alumni (1st PlaceGift Card+ certificate + invitation to campus, 2nd Place Gift Card +Certificate + invitation to campus, 3rd Place Gift Card +Certificate + invitation to campus, Honorable Mention-Invitation to campus) Chris Crunkleton (NHS) An Exo Suit For the Common Man Ricky Dalrymple, Alex Desverreaux, and Joe Keffler (HHS) Acela: Turning Radius Eli Haley (NHS) Mass Production of Graphene Dylan Bramos (SMS) Effect of Engine Size on Rocket Altitude American Chestnut Land Trust (1st Place- $50 ACLT Membership + Hat, 2nd Place- $30 ACLT Membership + Hat, 3rd Place- $20 ACLT Membership + Hat) Alison Worth (NHS) Fertilizer Impact on Algae Blooms Collin McKenny, Nash Snodgrass, and Timothy Murnin (HHS) Paddling to Power: Converting Mechanical Energy to Usable Light Alyssa Gray (NHS) Does Aspirin Help Plants Grow Shelden Robotics (1st Place- $50, 2nd and 3rd $25) Surjo Bandyopadhyay (PHS) The Sound Conductor Chris Crunkleton (NHS) Exo-Suit for the Common Man Rachel Evans (SMS) Rethink that Drink District of Columbia Chapter-American Meteorological Society (Certificate+ Invitation to Banquet) Sabrina Rusch (MCMS) Frozen Treat or Liquid Mess Alison Worth (NHS) Fertilizer Impact on Algae Blooms Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (Senior Grand Prize Award $100 Visa gift card, Junior Grand Prize Award $50 Visa gift card) Chris Crunkleton (NHS) An Exo-Suit for the Common Man Gayathri Plakkot (WHMS) Bye Bye Free Radicals Southern Maryland Association of Realtors ($750 scholarship) Chris Crunkleton (NHS) An Exo-Suit for the Common Man


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Spotlight On

Who’s Responsible for the Zombies?



Photo courtesy of Robyn Truslow

The Calvert Library Prince Frederick invited teens to Area 61, a top-secret Center for Disease Control to find out who was responsible for unleashing the zombie virus. Patient Zero Contagion Mystery is only one of several teen-centric activities at Calvert County libraries. For more information, or to get involved planning or participating in teen events, visit

Beach Elementary Celebrates Reading

Southern Maryland is at risk. Voice your concerns about the controversial plan to expand gas operations at Cove Point in Lusby.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD to the Maryland Public Service Commission. COME TO PUBLIC HEARING

Valerie Beaudin and Mike Evans take turns reading.

Photos by Sarah Miller

Beach Elementary School hosted its annual Love A Book night on Feb. 25, bringing in students and community members alike to celebrate books and reading. Guest readers include Calvert County Commissioners Susan Shaw and Steve Weems, Delegate Candidate Sue Kullen, Senator Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Chesapeake Beach Town Council Members Valerie Beaudin and Eric Reinhardt and Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans. Students were allowed to take a book home with them at the end of the evening.

THIS SATURDAY March 1st, 12pm Patuxent High School Auditorium 12485 Southern Connector Blvd Lusby, MD 20657 For more information, go to Steve Weems and Sue Kullen rate the book they just read.

Superintendent Nancy Highsmith and senator Mike Miller prepare to read.

OR contact Jon Kenney at 301-385-4187 or

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Thursday, February 27, 2014


Business Statistics STORY

These are the most recent available; the Department of Economic Development is currently updating statistics for the latest cycle. Business Snapshot, Dec. 30, 2012: 4,620 businesses in Calvert County; at least 31 new businesses in calendar year 2012

Economic Development Offers Business Assistance By Sarah Miller Staff Writer From tourism to marketing and business development, the Department of Economic Development does it all. The goal of the Department of Economic Development is to increase the commercial tax base and promote local job creation, according to the Department of Economic Development Director Linda Vassallo. Additionally, the department seeks to retain businesses, stimulate industrial and commercial growth, provide timely public information and increase visitors to the county. “In generating new opportunities, the department remains sensitive to the environment and responsive to community interests and needs,” Volland said. If a visitor wants to come to Calvert, they will want to know how other businesses are going, how strong business growth is and the strength of the local chamber of commerce, among other factors, Vassallo said. It is the department’s job to have a finger on the pulse of business in Calvert County, she said. This is accomplished using representatives from all types of community groups and keeping in close contact with resource partners and local businesses, Vassallo said. One Department of Economic Development staff member is assigned to go out and regularly conducts site visits, checking up on long-standing and new businesses and finding out what services are unfilled for the business community. It was because of a suggestion by a local business owner that the Department of Economic Development now offers free online classified listings, Vassallo said. “It’s all about developing a relationship with business,” said Business Development Specialist Danita Boonchaisri. All new businesses will receive a visit within 90 days of opening, if not earlier. Site visits feed into Business Appreciation Week, which will be held May 5-9, Vassallo said. In an effort to bring more businesses into the spotlight, the Department of Economic Development hosted the second annual Restaurant Week from Feb. 20-27. This year, in addition to advertising businesses signed up to participate, restaurant owners had an opportunity to attend a workshop to help them develop advertising plans based around Restaurant Week, according to Marketing and Communications Specialist Mark Volland. The workshop was well received by local business owners, Volland said. Keeping a finger on the pulse is easier in Calvert because it is a geographically small area and a fairly close-knit community, according to Boonchaisri. She worked with the Department of Community Planning and Building to keep tabs on what development and expansion projects are planned that could affect the business community. When businesses seeking to locate in Calvert County contact the county, they are normally directed to Community Planning and Building and the Department of Economic Development, Boonchaisri said. Likewise, economic development makes efforts to reach out to potential businesses and explain to them what types of services they can offer access to, such as small business loans, marketing support and business plan creation. Currently, the department is working with more than 10 new businesses considering opening in Calvert County, Vassallo said, adding that they cannot release details about potential new

businesses due to confidentiality agreements. “The moment we breach confidentiality is when we lose credibility,” Vassallo said. Some businesses shop around looking for the best incentive package, which can include tax breaks and even free land. The department has a large “toolbox” to draw from when putting together an incentive package, Vassallo said. Some business owners fall into their businesses, like an individual who is exceptionally gifted in baking deciding to open a bakery, Boonchaisri said. In many cases, these individuals are really good at one part of business but need support in other areas. The department can help businesses find the support they need, she said. “We have tentacles everywhere.” The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is co-located in the Department of Economic Development office, Vassallo said, adding that is one of the best kept secrets in the county – a fact the department plans to change. The SBTDC offers confidential business and financial planning at no charge to business owners four days per week. A representative from the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program is available once per month at the economic development office. Another branch of economic development is tourism and marketing. Events like the Southern Maryland Sun and Music Festival, the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix and the War of 1812 and the Tiki Bar Opening Weekend events draw thousands of individuals from out of the county, Vassallo said, and the department coordinates with the Department of Public Works, Maryland State Police, the Calvert Sheriffs Office and other entities to ensure events run smoothly. Other events, like bike races and 5Ks, don’t require a lot of support because the individuals putting them on have done them so often. The economic development can help them get in touch with public safety and support services, and is willing to help if needed, Vassallo said. From a marketing standpoint, Volland said the department promotes Calvert County throughout the mid-Atlantic region as well as publishes a number of e-newsletters. Calvert will host a Maryland and Delaware Outdoor Writers Conference in March, Vassallo said. Writers will come from all over to experience the county and write about what they have found in publications that can go nationwide. In an effort to promote regional communication within the tri-county area, Vassallo meets with representatives from other economic development departments every month. “If there’s one thing we do well, it’s customer service,” Vassallo said, adding that they will help anybody who calls the Department of Economic Development for assistance, even if it is by connecting them with the individual they actually need to speak to. One of the department’s biggest accomplishments has been the two industrial parks, Vassallo said. The industrial park on Hallowing Point Road, started in the 1970s, is completely maxed out. The Patuxent Business Park (PBP) in Lusby remains empty, but it was created with a 20-year growth plan, Vassallo said. The Department of Economic Development is talking to several businesses hoping to build in the PBP. One lot is sold but not yet developed, Vassallo said.

10-Year Trends • Commercial tax base increased by $850.3 million, or 184.0% (FY 2002-2012) • Created 2,256 private-sector jobs, or 15.3% increase (calendar 2001-11) • Recruited $466 million in estimated capital investment (calendar 2002-12) • Business base increased from 2,764 to 4,620 businesses, or 67.2% increase (calendar 2002-12)

Advisory Boards and Commissions Agriculture Commission Economic Development Authority Economic Development Commission Tourism Advisory Committee

Partner Agencies The Maryland Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program ( Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) ( Southern Maryland Workforce Investment Board (

Upcoming Major Events March 29 Taste of Solomons Various locations in Solomons April 19 Discovering Archaeology Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8501 • April 26 Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 443-975-0972 April 27 Fairy & Gnome Home Festival & Tour 1-4 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 May 3 Green Expo and Green Maker’s Market 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 May 3 Solomons Maritime Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons 410-326-2042 May 24-26 Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival Throughout Chesapeake Beach 410-257-2230 June 1 Children’s Day on the Farm 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8501 • June 1 North Beach House & Garden Club Tour 1-5 p.m. Throughout North Beach 301-855-6681 June 7-8 Southern Maryland Sun and Music Festival Calvert County Fairgrounds 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick 410-610-2113 June 8 Patuxent River Wade-In 1 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8501 •

June 8 Chili in the Garden and Tobacco Trail Antique Auto Meet 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 June 14 Eat∙Drink∙Go Local North Beach Wine Festival Noon-6 p.m. North Beach Waterfront 301-855-6681 June 21 End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. North Beach Waterfront 301-855-6681 June 21 Tavern Night 6-10 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8501 • June 21-22 1812 Fair and Re-enactment 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8501 • July 3 Fireworks Over the Bay Dusk Chesapeake Beach 410-257-2230 July 4 Solomons 4th of July Celebration Dusk Solomons July 18-20 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Regatta Patuxent River, Solomons Aug. 30 Calvert County Jousting Tournament Jousting begins at noon Christ Church 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic 410-586-0565 Sept. 2014 Solomons Offshore Grand Prix Riverwalk, Solomons Date to be determined; check website at Sept. 17-21 Solomons Plein Air Festival Throughout Solomons Island Sept. 20-21 Artsfest ‘14– A Fine Arts Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640

Sept. 21 Calvert County Watermen’s Festival Noon Watermen’s Wharf, Solomons Sept. 24-28 Calvert County Fair 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick 410-535-0026 • 410-286-0877 Oct. 4 Bay Harvestfest Noon-6 p.m. North Beach Waterfront 301-855-6681 Oct. 11-12 Patuxent River Appreciation Days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons 410-326-2042 Oct. 18-19 Calvert County Fall Farm Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-535-4583 • Nov. 1 American Indian Heritage Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8501 • Nov. 28-30 Festival of Trees 410-535-0892 Nov. 30, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015 Brightest Beacon on the Bay Evenings Throughout Chesapeake Beach 410-257-2230 Dec. 4-6 Solomons Christmas Walk, Gala and Lighted Boat Parade 6-9 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons 410-326-2042 Dec. 5, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015 Garden in Lights 6-9 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 Dec. 6 Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade and Christmas on the Beach Noon-3 p.m. North Beach Waterfront 301-855-6681 Jan. 1, 2015 Polar Bear Plunge 1 p.m. North Beach Waterfront 301-855-6681


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Why the Environmental Community Should Support Cove Point An open letter from Dominion’s Chief Environmentalist The environment is my profession and my passion. Because of that, I am acutely aware that producing life’s essentials is never free or without impact on our world. That is true of everything from food and housing to transportation and energy. The key is finding the right balance. Dominion’s project to add natural gas liquefaction and export capabilities to our Cove Point facility in Calvert County is based on just such a balance. There is no question it would bring thousands of construction jobs and tens of millions of dollars in annual tax revenues to Maryland. It also has important implications for the nation’s balance of trade and international relations. And counter to what some may say, it has long-term, quantifiable environmental benefits. Here is why. Exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cove Point to replace coal abroad would help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Even project critics admit this is true based on estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This takes into account both CO2 emissions from burning the natural gas and the effects of producing, processing and shipping it. In the case of Cove Point, it could mean avoiding millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year. The design of the Cove Point project also makes it good for the environment. It will have one of the smallest environmental footprints of all the LNG export projects proposed in the United States and will be built within the confines of existing facilities. There is no need to construct a new pipeline, storage tanks or a pier to load ships. And it will recycle heat from the liquefaction process to generate electricity, thus avoiding as much as another 300,000 tons of CO2 equivalent each year. Moving forward with the Cove Point project also means keeping a good corporate citizen on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. In the dozen years since Dominion has owned the facility, we have led the rescue and restoration of the largest freshwater marsh on the bay’s western shore and funded one of the bay’s largest oyster restoration projects. We also built the first LEED-certified building in Calvert County. And Dominion has donated more than $2.3 million to charitable endeavors in the state while supporting our employees in their thousands of hours of volunteer time. This is not a question of either building the Cove Point project or pursuing renewable energy. Dominion is proof you can do both. Our company has enough renewable generation in production, construction or planning to power more than 800,000 homes. Thanks in part to $1.2 billion in investments and the ongoing closing, sale or conversion of 11 coal-fired power stations, we have one of the cleanest generating fleets in the country. Our carbon emissions compared with the amount of electricity we produce is among the lowest of the nation’s major utilities. Cove Point also is not a proxy for the debate on “fracking.” If natural gas does not come to Cove Point, all indications are it will still be produced and go elsewhere. In fact, some of it already is. New pipelines are being built, and the flows of existing ones are being reversed to take Marcellus and Utica shale gas to the south, northeast and west. Some of these pipelines ultimately will connect to LNG export projects in other states. The global market for LNG is real and growing. Nations without sufficient resources look to LNG imports as a cleaner, dependable alternative to coal. India, one of the markets for Cove Point’s gas, today produces about 60 percent of its electricity from coal and is poised to eclipse China as the world’s largest importer of coal used for power generation. The United States should and will participate in that global LNG marketplace. We have enough natural gas to meet our needs and sell some to allies overseas without significantly affecting domestic prices. For that reason, President Obama made it a pillar of his Climate Action Plan, alongside renewable generation and energy conservation. Support also comes from countless working men and women, labor and business leaders, elected officials on both sides of the aisle and many, many others. Separate the hyperbole and histrionics from the facts, and the answer is clear. Moving forward with Dominion’s Cove Point project strikes the right balance. It is good for the economy. It is good for international relations. It is good for the environment. Added together, it is good for Maryland and the United States.

Pamela F. Faggert Chief Environmental Officer & Vice President-Corporate Compliance Dominion @Dom_CovePoint

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TE ET to thR e

The Great Liners

On Aug. 6, 1955, a weird, windowless, deltawinged monster streaked through the sky over Lake Washington. Designated the Dash 80 by Boeing’s Renton factory, the 707 shortened the travel time between the continents from a matter of days, to hours. The new plane – dubbed, somewhat misleadingly for touristclass passengers the “flying penthouse” by the press – was the future of worldwide travel. Nowhere was the effect felt more deeply than on the trans-Atlantic passenger trade. Within a few years, all of the great four-star ocean liners had become ghost ships – dinosaurs awaiting a new lease on life, or, far likelier, an appointment with the ship breaker’s yard. On July 25, 1959, as a band played the French national anthem, thousands of misty-eyed Parisians lined the dock at Le Harve as the IIe de France departed for Osaka, Japan to be broken up for scrap on arrival. Four years earlier, the IIe de france had played a heroic role in a great human drama off the coast of Massachuetts, the rescue at sea of 750 of the Andrea Doria’s 1,076 survivors. Upon entering the waters off Japan, the new owners permitted an American film crew to board the ship for the purpose of filming the Andrew Stone film, “Last Voyage.” To the outrage of the French government, explosive charges were set off throughout the ship and bulkheads collapsed. The ship’s forward smokestack was sent crashing into the pilothouse – all in the name of movie realism. By the time the Ilse de France arrived in Osaka, the ship’s public rooms – considered by many the loveliest afloat – were in unrecognizable shambles. A far kinder fate awaited Queen Mary. On Oct. 31, 1967, the last of the three-stackers departed Liverpool, England for her 1001th - and last – Atlantic crossing. 39 days later, heralded by the largest flotilla of vessels in California history, and showered by flowers from a DC-9, the Queen entered Long Beach harbor to begin her new life as a floating hotel and tourist attraction. The power plants which had hastened the end of the second World War by transporting tens of thousands of troops across the Atlantic in crazy zig zag patterns while outrunning the fastest U-boats, fell silent for the last time on Dec. 9, 1967. On Nov. 5, 1968, Queen Mary’s sister ship, Queen Elizabeth, got underway for Hong Kong, to be refitted as a floating classroom, Seawise University. It was a torturously slow and circuitous journey as her engine failed, rendering her a literal “slow boat to China.” Before the ship could be opened to the public, multiple fires of suspicious origin broke out below

deck. Top-heavy from the thousands of gallons of water sprayed into her hull by harbor fireboats, the ship capsized, and was broken up for scrap on the spot. The SS France was eventually sold to Norwegian Cruise Lines, and renamed Norway. As the line’s flagship, she was assigned the call sign LITA, meaning literally “small” – ironic when one considers she was easily the longest ship in the world! For 21 years, the Norway plied the waters of the world, an unofficial goodwill ambassador for the Norwegian people. The Norway underwent a number of improvements over the years, including a heated and enclosed promenade. On May 25, 2003, while docked at Miami, a boiler exploded, killing eight crewman. Aged and damaged beyond economic repair, the Norway ended days in a Turkish scrap yard. Of all the great ocean-going greyhounds to meet an unkind fate, perhaps none is sadder than the pride of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Built during the height of the cold war in 1952 at a cost of an unheard of $78 million, the SS United States was actually a thinly-disguised troop ship, built to the strictest of US Navy fire codes. Although there was a butcher’s block in the galley, even the wheel in the Big U’s pilothouse was constructed of a fireproof metal alloy. Her power plants were so revolutionary that, until recently, they were classified top secret. Twice, the United States recaptured the mythical “Blue Ribbon” of the Atlantic from the British. During one of the crossings, the paint was stripped from the bow. Operating at serious economic losses, the American Export Line was unable to pay its creditors. While docked at Pier 82 in Pennsylvania’s Delaware river, a boarding party stripped the ship bare. All that remains of the great ship today is the rusted-out hull, moored in the Delaware River. In hindsight, it’s almost impossible to believe these ships ever existed. From the more than 80 varieties of wood accenting Queen Mary’s public rooms to Ile de France’s art deco dining hall, they were superlative in every way. Like a bursting meteor, the liners challenged infinity – and were soon gone. Edward C. Davenport, Drum Point, Md. Edward C. Davenport is the author of Eleven Minutes: The Sabotage of Flight 629 (available from Salt Water Media, Berlin, Md)

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A Letter from the Board of County Commissioners A recent letter to the editor in the Recorder questioned the logic behind the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) and tax credit agreement reached between the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and Dominion that is integral to the proposed expansion of the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal. It is instructive to consider the larger context of this issue. Calvert County faced two economic realities during negotiations on the tax agreement. First, declining local revenues over a period of years challenged county government’s ability to maintain balanced budgets; the county was able to do this without tax increases. Second, Dominion – a major local corporate partner and tax payer – faced a global energy marketplace in which excess U.S. natural gas supplies changed the country’s market position from an importer to an exporter of LNG. The opportunity to convert the Cove Point facility to an export facility addressed both of these circumstances. Most importantly, we understood that once existing import contracts expired at Cove Point it would no longer be viable to maintain the site as an import-only facility. Without the tax agreement, and with the current contracts set to expire, Calvert County ran the real risk of losing 100 existing jobs and approximately $15.8 million in tax revenue annually. The BOCC negotiated the highest tax payment possible that keeps the expansion economically viable. The numbers speak for themselves. The combined five-year PILOT agreement and nine-year tax credit is estimated to be valued at approximately $804 million. Following the sunset of the agreement, the Cove Point facility will be taxed at full value. The agreement also helps Dominion make the economic case behind the proposed expansion. It aids plans to safely expand Cove Point and export LNG while reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Demand dictates that export facilities will be built somewhere in the United States and there are states with more advantageous tax arrangements than Maryland. We believe it is shortsighted to assume that the Cove Point expansion would proceed regardless of the county’s taxing structure. Tax credits help level the playing field and ensure we remain competitive. Even with the credit, Dominion will likely be the county’s single largest tax payer and will play a significant economic development role in our community. The earliest the proposed plant would pay new property taxes on the expansion would be in fiscal year 2018. Until then, we will work diligently through the many fiscal challenges the county faces. We believe the Dominion tax agreement is the best solution to ensure a viable future for the Cove Point facility and, most importantly, to bolster the fiscal and economic strength of our community. Pat Nutter, President Steven R. Weems, Vice President Gerald W. Clark Susan Shaw Evan K. Slaughenhoupt, Jr.

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Public Workshop on Land Use Study around NAS Patuxent River The public is invited to participate in an interactive workshop in support of developing the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). The JLUS is a cooperative planning effort between Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS PAX) and communities in the region. The objective of the study is to develop a set of recommendations that will promote well-suited compatibility growth and economic development compatible with military training and operations being conducted by NAS PAX. The purpose of the second public workshop is to provide an update on the JLUS project, present the NAS PAX military mission footprint, and to obtain input from the public on prioritizing the compatibility issues, such as, land use, noise, frequency interference, aircraft safety zones, vertical obstructions, and interagency coordination. The second set of workshops will be held throughout the region in four different locations, and each workshop will be tailored to the specific location it is being conducted in. The Southern Maryland region workshop will be held for St. Mary’s County, Charles County, and Calvert County on: Date: Time: Location:

March 27, 2014 - Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Southern Maryland Higher Education Center 44219 Airport Road California, MD 20619

The public is encouraged to attend this workshop. It is critical to obtain input from the community in order to develop a plan that is responsive to local needs. Please join us to hear about the JLUS and provide your input on local land use issues relevant to the JLUS. For more information, visit the project’s website at: or contact: Phone: E-mail: George Clark, CCTM, MWD-BS Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland 301.274.1922

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Thursday, February 27, 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.

Gregory Slappy, 60 Gregory Slappy, 60, of Lusby, Md. passed away on Feb. 5 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. Gregory Slappy was born on Aug. 4, 1953 to the late Ro­ land E, Slappy, Sr. and Joretha Griffey. Gregory received his education in the Philadelphia Public School sys­ tem where he graduated from Germantown High School. He continued his education at Widener University before enlisting in the United States Army in 1972. With pride and honor he served his country for 24 years, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant in 1996. During his tenure in the US Army, Gregory received many honors and distinctions; among these were Meritorious Ser­ vice, Army Commendation, Army Achievement, Army Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Noncommis­sioned Officers Professional Devel­ opment, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Marksmanship Badge. After his retire­ ment he was employed with Giant Food, Inc. and Discovery Communications. It was while serving his country, that he met his soul mate, Carolyn Jones. They were united in marriage Aug. 29, 1987. From that union, they were blessed with two beautiful daughters Chassi and Sydney. He was preceded in death by a granddaugh­ ter, Breona Merelus, a sister, Sharon R. Lewis and a brother, Jerome Slappy. Although Gregory enjoyed his career in the Army, he found that his true love was in service to others in the community. On any given day he could be found mentoring young and old men in every aspect of life, education, endeavors and lov­ ing Christ. Gregory’s community involvement included Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Concerned Black Men of Calvert County, School Success, and mentoring youth throughout the community. He was avid in giving back to those in the community. He was a devoted member of Wards Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was the Fi­ nance Chairperson. He took this position with the same vigor and dedication he embraced any assign­ ment appointed to him. He always tried to make things better and focused on the positive. Gregory was very caring, thoughtful and compassionate. He was a loyal and dedicat­ed hus­ band, father and a good friend to so many. His sense of humor made him a joy to be around. He was such a gracious host and would go above and beyond to ensure that his guests were comfortable and well fed. He was a master griller and was fa­ mous for his ribs. He was very passionate about the time he dedicated to others. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and building tradi­ tions. He also en­joyed reading, especially history, visiting museums, taking family trips and quiet

times at home. He enjoyed being the knight and shining armor to his daughters and to anyone else who required his help. Upon entering a room, you immediately were met with a beautiful quiet smile, then a raucous laugh, that would engulf the entire room and later everyone would be in laughter. Gregory did as much good as he could to as many people as he could and as often as he could. His spirit will live on ... The memories of Gregory will be cherished by his loving wife Carolyn; four daughters and one son in law, Sabrina Slappy, Martina Cryar (Grego­ ry), Chassi Slappy and Sydney Slappy; mother, Jor­ etha Griffey, Pop-Pop Charles Griffey; two sisters, Brenda Stovall and Pamela Jackson; one brother, Roland Slappy; three grandchildren, Kalim Jack­ son, Gregory B. Slappy and Gia F Cryar; motherin-law, Avolia D. Jones; two sisters-in-law, Queenie Slappy and Carlene Sollers; six brothers-in-law, George Stovall, Carlton Jones, Halston Jones, Emory Jones, Rodney Jones and Keith Jones; five aunts, Novina Mann, Ethel Pierce, Jean Poindexter, Roberta Garrison and Elaine Daniels; two uncles, Thomas McGlawn and Reuben Garrison; one great uncles, Elijah McLendon; goddaughter Alaya N. Harris; special friends, Sherman and Marvel Wills, Janine Brooks and Vanessa and Todd Har­ rod. Gregory also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other special friends; men­ tees, Royce Patterson, Tyler Brooks and Darius Jones and a loving church family. Funeral arrange­ ments provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Howard Bernard Brooks, Sr., 80 Howard Bernard Brooks, Sr. was born April 28, 1933 in Calvert County, Md. to Hor­ ace Brooks and Daisy Mackall Brooks. Bernard went home to be with the lord on Feb. 8. He was Baptized in Jesus name at Bethel Way of the Cross Church in Huntingtown, Md. Bernard received his education in the Calvert County Public School System. He was later en­ listed in the U.S. Army, servicing during the Ko­ rean War (1951-1953). After his military service, he became self-employed as a Concrete Finisher for over 35 years before retiring. He enjoyed his work and did it well; working several side jobs after his retirement. Those who knew him, knew he loved and cherished his children, grandchildren and especial­ ly his great-grandchildren. His hobbies included, fishing, playing cards, cooking, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Hor­ ace and Daisy to include Grandpop Henry Sr; his brothers, Henry Jr and Darby; sisters; Molly and

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Helen Elizabeth Mackall, 94 Helen Elizabeth Mackall, 94, of Saint Leonard, Md. passed away on Feb. 5, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Fred­ erick, Md. Helen Mackall was born on March 8, 1919 in Huntingtown, Md. to the late Frank Kyler and Bessie Baden-Chase. Helen attended public school in Calvert County, Md.. She was employed by Chaney Res­ taurant in North Beach, Md. as a cook’s helper. She also worked for Springfield Lake Apartments in Greenbelt, Md. as a house cleaner. On May 30, 1937, Helen was joined in holy matrimony to the late Daniel Mackall. From this union they had three children. Helen attended the Solid Rock Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ for many years. Her quiet sweet disposition made it easy for her to be loved by all. She also loved having her family, grand­ children, and friends in her home. She welcomed everyone with a smile and opened arms. She was loved by all. That love was returned as she spent her final years basking in the care of her daughter, Josephine Chase. Josephine took Helen into her home and ensured that she was properly loved and cared for. Helen was preceded in death by her son Franklin Mackall, her siblings Mary Josephine Gross, Geneive Kyler, Margaret McCoy, Isaiah Kyler, Kenneth Kyler, Sr., Robert Kyler, Marie Mackall, and Nellie Howard, and by her son-in-law Charles Chase. Helen leaves to cherish her memory: a be­ loved daughter, Josephine Chase, a son, Daniel Mackall, a step daughter, Katherine Boots, Timo­ thy Boots, who she raised as a son, and a daughterin-law, Kathy Mackall. She also leaves (33) grand­ children, (74) great-grandchildren, (12) great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, rela­ tives, and friends. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Solid Rock Church, Port Republic, Md. with Elder Thomas Berger officiating. The interment was at Solid Rock Church Cemetery, Port Republic, Md. The pallbearers were Steve Stepney, Donald Stepney, Leonard Hall, Herbert Matthews, Jr., John Henson and Marcus Chase, Sr Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Maddie A. Harris, 57 Maddie A. Harris, 57, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on Feb. 10 at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. Maddie A. Harris was

born on May 27, 1956, to the late Mary Frances Thomas and Howard Percy Mason, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. On Nov. 4, 1971 she confirmed her love to Robert Harris, Sr. by entering into holy matri­ mony. Out of this union of love were born three children: Robert Harris, Jr., Roxanne Harris, and Rayfield Harris. For 43 years their love remained until God transition her from this life to a glorious rest. Elder Robert Harris re­ mained faithful to her every need. He is to be commended. Maddie graduated from Calvert Senior High School, later attended Calvert Commu­ nity College and graduated from Fleet Business School in 1991 where she studied travel agent procedures. Maddie Harris was baptized in the name of Jesus at an early age. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior, and received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. Throughout her life, she attended Greater Bible Way Church in Prince Frederick, MD, Solid Rock Church in Port Republic, Md. and Scripture Cathedral of Washington, D.C. where she served as a Missionary. In 1996, Sister Maddie Harris attended a Watch Night service at Greater Love Temple Church in Milford, Delaware. The love and ac­ ceptance she felt that night kept her returning for over 18 years. She was very active with the Sunday School Department and the Hospital­ ity Committee. She was always sphere heading fund raisers to help the church to succeed in any endeavors. We will forever miss the many din­ ners she hosted at church, recreation centers and in her home. She truly was a blessing to Greater Love Temple during the addition to our church. She gave her resources and was instrumental in others giving also. Maddie had a strong personality with a lot of spunk and was deeply adored by all who knew her. She was a woman of great strength and character who meant what she said, and said what she meant without hesitation. She loved her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Every week, she would have a new story about what they were doing and how proud she was of them. She would keep her family walking the straight and narrow by threatening to call Bishop. She loved to travel and eat in different restaurants. She would readily share her experi­ ence with such enthusiasm that one would want to go. She loved good food and good people. She loved to collect hats and wore them. well. If you were looking for dolls or knick-knacks, you could find them at Sister Maddie’s house. Sister Maddie trusted God throughout her illness and had an expectancy of him heal­ ing her body. When the average person would have given up, she called on Jesus the more. She fought a good fight and she kept the faith. God knew she was tired so he collected his precious jewel. We will miss her, but we won’t grieve as others that have no hope. She leaves to cherish all the wonderful memories, her Husband, Elder Robert Harris, Sr.; one daughter, Roxanne Harris; two sons, Robert Harris, Jr.(Kimberly), Rayfield Harris (Kecia); three grandsons, Michael Harris, Da­ mon Swann and Robert Harris III; two grand­ daughters, Monica Swann and Tristan Har­ ris; one goddaughter, Tyece Culley; one great godson, Jabari Penn; three sisters, Pamela Hall (Leonard), Yvonne Mason and Diane Jefferson (Nelson); three brothers, Berjerome Mason, Everette “Chuck” Mason and Marvin Thomas; five brother-in laws, Isaac Harris, Floyd Har­ ris (Mary), John Harris( Geraldine), Charles Harris (Deborah), Leonard Harris (Marsha); one sister-in-law, Darlene Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and her lov­ ing church family. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.


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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Marie Elizabeth “Betty” Harrison Dorsey, 78 Marie Elizabeth “Betty” Harrison Dorsey, 78, of Owings passed away Feb. 21 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. Betty was born Oct. 10, 1935 to Griffith and Marie (Deuchler) Harrison in Owings. She attended Fairview Elementary, graduated from Calvert County High School in 1953, and graduated from Fleet Business School in Annapolis. She married Jack T. Dorsey on Aug. 28, 1953 and they made their home in Owings. They had two sons, Jack, Jr. and Dennis M. Dorsey. Her first job was with Nationwide Insurance in Annapolis. Later, she was employed by USDA Soil Conservation Service, working with the Calvert, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s County offices for several years. For health reasons, she retired and later volunteered at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, transferring from Mt. Harmony after her marriage. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Deale Elks Lodge, and a friend in the Circle of Friendship. She enjoyed music, theatre, the beach, travel, baseball, and chocolate. Her hobbies were sewing, gardening, cooking and her grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and a son Jack T. Dorsey, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Jack, and a son Dennis M. Dorsey and wife Alyson of Owings. Also surviving are grandsons Jack T. Dorsey III and wife Leslee of North East, MD, Drew H. Dorsey, Krysta B. Dorsey, and Darren M. Dorsey, all of Owings; great-grandchildren Anna Marie and Ella Jane Dorsey; sisters Joan P. Wood and husband Frank of Huntingtown, and A. Estelle Brendle of Charlotte, NC, and a brother Griffith N. Harrison, Jr. and wife Diane of Huntingtown. Family and friends were received Monday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings. A funeral service and celebration of Betty’s life was held 11 a.m. on Feb. 25 at Friendship United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial donations in Betty’s name may be made to Friendship UMC, American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. To leave condolences visit

William Leamon (Bill) Gheen, Jr., 62 William Leamon (Bill) Gheen, Jr., age 62, of Huntingtown, Md. passed away Feb. 6 at Hadley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was born Sept. 4, 1951 in Alexandria, VA to William Leamon and Elizabeth Rebecca (Beavers) Gheen. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps in 1969. He worked as a fork lift driver for Kohl & Madden Sun Chemical Company where he truly enjoyed his job and co-workers. In his leisure time Bill enjoyed fishing, working outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. Bill was a wonderful father, son, brother, nephew, and friend to all. He will be truly missed. His life was cut short but his memory will be forever cherished by all the loved ones Bill left behind. He was preceded in death by his parents, William L and Elizabeth R Gheen. Surviving are daughters Billie Jo Ogunyomade and husband Jerry, Holli M. Alderman and her husband Aaron, and Danielle Lehman and her partner Brandon M. Ball; sons Daniel and Robert Russell and William Lewis and his wife Laura; grandchildren Arianna, Elijah, Garrett, Edward,

Madelyn, Heather, Bobby, Serena and Dryden; half sisters April Maryland, Frances Duckett and her husband Richard, Mildred Lloyd and Audrey Brown; an aunt Dorothy Moore and her husband Frederick, and cousin Frederick Moore. Relatives and friends were received at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane. Owings, Md. on Saturday, Feb. 22 where a celebration on William’s life followed at 2 p.m.

Alton Kersey Alton Kersey of Solomons, Maryland passed away at his home on Feb. 20 due to complications of Multiple Myeloma. He is preceded in death by his son Joseph Lore Kersey. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Joann Lore, two daughters, Clare (Tim) Chisholm, Melissa (Mike) McCormick, a daughter in-law Shirley Kersey, and grandchildren. Alton grew up in Colonial Heights, Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1953. This is where he played baseball and basketball became a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, and met his lovely bride Joann Lore. Alton graduated, married, served in the Army and moved to Solomons, MD which became his home. He became the manager of the JC Lore and Sons oyster house in 1962. In 1967 he took it upon himself to rebuild the historic Wm. B. Tennison which is now part of the Calvert Marine Museum. This taught him a lot about the love you must have to care for wooden boats. He continued to operate the packing and planting house until it closed in 1978. Alton was one of the founders of the Calvert Marine Museum in 1970. He served on the Calvert County Planning Commission as it was his dream to see the Solomons Master Plan completed. Alton also loved the Waterman’s Memorial on Solomons Island and was a fore runner for seeing this to attrition as well as obtaining funds for this which was erected in 1993. He also helped to raise funds for the Town Clock in front of the Pavilion on Solomons Island. Alton was also a Life Member and 1989 Past Commodore of the Solomons Island Yacht Club, a member of the Solomons Civic Association, a 50 + year member of the Masons and the Pa-Po Peake Shrine Club, he served in the Lion’s Club, on the Democratic Central Committee, on the Calvert Memorial Hospital Board as well as the Board of Maryland National Bank throughout his years in Calvert County. He received the Democrat of the year award for opening and closing polls for 30 years. Alton leaves behind many, many great friends and his loving family, a small island that he loved and his constant companions Casey and Jack. The family recieved friends on Monday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Ln., Lusby, MD. A service celebrating his life was held on Tuesday Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at Middleham Chapel Episcopal Parrish in the Great Hall, 10210 H. G. Trueman Rd., Lusby, Md.. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 189, Solomons, Md. 20688 or Middleham/St. Peter’s Parish, PO Box 277, Lusby, Md. 20657. For more information or to leave condolences please visit

Nolan “Clayton” Lambert, Jr., 50 Nolan “Clayton” Lambert, Jr., age 50 passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 16. He was born Nov. 20, 1963 in Cheverly, MD to Nolan Clayton and Jane Lee (Dayhoof) Lambert. Clay-

ton grew up in Huntingtown and attended Calvert and Northern High Schools graduating in 1981. He held various jobs after high school He then entered a journeyman program with Carpenters’ Union Local 132 of Washington, DC, and worked with the Union for more than 25 years. He was a very talented carpenter. He was married March 25, 2001 to Alisa Cae Smallenbroek in Baltimore, MD and resided in Huntingtown, MD. He attended Chesapeake Church. He loved Calvert County because of his love of hunting and fishing. He liked the Dallas Cowboys and was a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. NASCAR fan. He was preceded in death by a sister Kimberly Dawn Lambert and brother Matthew Scott Lambert. Survivng are his wife Alisa C. Lambert, and sons Clayton Dean and Colton Thomas Lambert of Huntingtown, mother Jane L. Lambert and life partner Charlotte “Charlie” Anderson of Rivesville, WV, father Nolan C. Lambert, Sr and wife Nancy of Kingsport, TN, brother Barry R. Lambert and wife Beth of Huntingtown, nieces Kristyn, Kelli, and Karlee and nephew Barry Jr. Private services will be held for family and close fiends. Memorial contributions can be made to Chesapeake Church. P.O. Box 936, Huntingtown, MD 20639. To leave condolences visit

Nathaniel Jeremiah Williams, 34 Nathaniel Jeremiah Williams, 34, of Lusby, Md, passed away suddenly on Feb. 13 in Raleigh, NC. He was born on Sept. 20, 1979 in South Carolina, to Joseph Williams and Debra Norris Williams. Nathaniel is survived by his wife Diane S. Williams, of Lusby, Md.; parents Joseph and Debra Williams, of Cabool, Mo.; his twin brother Nathan Williams, of Chicago, Ill.; sister Shannon Williams, of Texas; grandmother Anabell Norris, of Pennsylvania; a niece and a nephew. The family recieved friends on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md., where military honors were rendered by the United States Navy at 2:45 p.m. Interment in the Providence Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cabool, Mo. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Please mail checks to: Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, Md. 20622. For more information or to leave condolences please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes. com.

Doris E. Bowers, 89 Doris E. Bowers, age 89, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on Wednesday Feb. 19, at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. She is the beloved wife for over 50 years to the late Robert C. Bowers, Jr. who passed away in 1999. She is the loving mother of Barbara Campbell and her husband Scott, Sharon Bowers and Sandra Bowers. Sister of the late Wilma Ginevan and Renice Pollock. Grandmother of Billy Joe Aris and her husband Brandon, Jerrold Campbell and his wife Dawn and Catherine Campbell and her partner Matt Knudson. She is also survived by 4 great grandchildren, Hannah, Ben and Liam Aris and Adi Campbell. Mrs. Bowers was a member of the Alpha Zeta Beta Sorority, Gamma Epsilon Chapter and the Ladies of VFW Post 9619, Morningside, Maryland and was the 1983 - 1984 Auxillary Lady of the Year. She also coordinated their many dinners, dances and Bingo games. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, listening to country music and

dancing. She was also a substitute teacher in the Prince George’s School system. Family invite friends to call at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, PA, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, Md. on Sunday, March 16, 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 12 noon. Memorial Contributions may be made to VFW Post 9619, 6527 Suitland Road, Morningside, Md. 20746.

Cherie Ulaine DelRicco “Grandma D”, 78 Cherie Ulaine DelRicco “Grandma D”, 78, of Lusby, Md. passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Feb. 14, 1936 in Chicago, IL to the late Beatrice Z. Giroux King and Joseph E. King. Mrs. DelRicco met her husband and resided in Lanham, MD where they raised their family. She married the love of her life, Richard Aldo DelRicco on Oct. 25, 1958. Cherie is survived be her four children, Ronald J. DelRicco and his wife Diana, Michael A. DelRicco, Lisa M. DelRicco and George W. DelRicco and his wife Anne Marie; grandmother of Nicole Nixon, Devin DelRicco, Demi DelRicco, Dillon DelRicco, Alyssa DelRicco, Sage DelRicco and Ava DelRicco; great grandmother of Ashlan, Tessa and Chase Nixon. The family recieved friends on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md., where prayers will be offered at 7:45 p.m. with Deacon Ed Baker officiating. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, Md. with Monsignor Michael Wilson Officiating. Interment followed at Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Md. Should friends desire contributions may be made in her memory to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, P. O. Box 566, Solomons, Md. 20688. For more information or to leave condolences please visit

Carla Denise Sanford, 58 Carla Denise Sanford, 58 of Lusby, Md. formerly of Oxon Hill, Md. passed away on Feb. 18 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born at Bethesda Naval Hospital on Feb. 23, 1955 to the late Mary June Corcoran and James Carlos Lazaro of Oxon Hill, Md. She was the beloved wife to Clay H. Sanford, Jr. whom she married in Upper Marlboro, Md. on Feb. 27, 1987. Carla affectionately known by many as Cora-Mae and Kadiddle Hopper was a Bartender most of her life where she made many friends. She moved to Lusby, MD from Oxon Hill, MD in 1988 and retired in 2009. She enjoyed shopping and loved her dogs. Carla is survived by her husband of 26 years Clay H. Sanford, Jr. of Lusby, MD; children, Johnette L. Vermillion and her husband Joshua of Lothian, MD, John J. Corbin of Baltimore, MD, and Sonny H. Sanford of Lusby, MD; siblings, Darlene Conlon of New York and James Lazaro of Solomons, MD; grandchildren, Brandon J.P. Sebrell, Brittany L. Farmer, Brianna L. Bell, and Brystal L. Vermillion and a great grandson, Dakota A. Garner. The family recieved friends on Friday, Feb. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md. where a funeral service was held at 7 p.m. with Monsignor Michael Wilson officiating. Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in Roselawn Cemetery, Princeton, WV.


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Leadership Maryland Selects Class Of 2014 Leadership Maryland is pleased to announce the selection of 52 Maryland leaders for its 21st class – the Class of 2014. Leadership Maryland is one of 34 state leadership programs nationwide and has graduated nearly 1,000 statewide leaders. “These selected participants represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from an extraordinary pool of statewide applicants,” said Renée M. Winsky, president and CEO and Class of 2005 graduate of Leadership Maryland. “After participating in a comprehensive program of experiences throughout the year, these leaders will serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future.” Following a two-day opening retreat in April, these class members will attend five two-day intense sessions focusing on economic development, education, health

and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity. These sessions will be followed by a one-day closing retreat in November and a graduation celebration in December. More than 100 experts representing business, government, education, and the non-profit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers. Founded in 1992, Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, non-profit organization designed to inform top-level executives, from the public and private sectors, about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the state of Maryland and its regions. Each year, up to 52 accomplished and talented statewide leaders are selected to participate in the eight-month program. For further information, contact Renée Winsky at (410) 841-2101.

Kick Butts! Video Contest Thanks to generous funding by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund, Calvert Library is hosting a Tobacco Use Prevention Contest for Calvert teens. The deadline for entries has been extended to March 1 so there is still time to get in on the action. Teens are being asked to create a 29-second Public Service Video Announcement that aims to prevent tobacco use. Teams are encouraged! The winners will get a limo ride out to dinner with their team. Other prizes include Bluetooth speakers and gift cards. The rules, format and posting in-

formation is on the Calvert Library website and questions can be addressed to Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291. The website also has useful links to royalty-free music, tips for video-editing and more. Thanks to donations from volunteer Charles Gauthier, the library also has video cameras that teens can check out to capture their footage. Mr. Gauthier has offered to provide some video editing coaching upon request as well. The grant from the Maryland Cigarette Restitution fund has allowed the library to purchase video editing software that is available to use on library laptops at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. It is also possible that the winning video will be played on Comcast stations such as VH-1, Comedy Central, TLC, MTV and more. It will certainly be featured on the Calvert Library YouTube channel. Post completed videos early because one video will win the People’s Choice award by having the most YouTube views. Star treatment is not just for the winners; all contestants and their entourages are invited to celebrate the Kick Butts! VideoCreating Contest at a Red Carpet Event on Wednesday, March 19 at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. The red carpet event will feature a photo booth, swag bags (for those aged 13-19) and more in the theme of the Oscars. During the event we will watch the videos from all of the participants and announce the winners. For more information please contact Robyn Papa Johns Maryland - Beach Boys Pizza Truslow at Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 410-535-0291.

Thursday, February 27, 2014



Senior Citizen News

Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, Inc. is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame. Nominees must be residents of Maryland, age 65 or over, who are active volunteers, and have made an outstanding contribution to improve the lives of others in their community. All persons nominated for the Hall of Fame must be recommended by a sponsor/nominator. Nominees who are selected for induction into the Hall of Fame will be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon of the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, Inc., Thursday, Oct. 23 at Michaels Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 30. Forms can be obtained by calling Parker Koons at 410-828-5852, on their website at mschf. org, or at your local senior center. Get Free Tax Assistance AARP Tax-Aide counselors are preparing taxes for low-to-moderate-income senior citizens, aged 50-plus. Appointments are required and can be scheduled now by calling Calvert Pines Senior Center, 410-535-4606 or 301-8551170; North Beach Senior Center, 410-257-2549; Southern Pines Senior Center, 410-586-2748. Big Indoor Yard Sale There will be an indoor yard sale, Saturday, March 29, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. Vendors can rent a table for a cost of $10. Contact Calvert Pines for more information, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Enjoy socializing and playing music from your heart with R.E.M.O. Drum Circles, Thursday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) The next Culture Theme Day will focus on China, Tuesday, March 11, 11 a.m. Remember to sign up for a special lunch that day. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Give an hour, get an hour! Find out what a TimeBank is and how it could work for you, Tuesday, March 11, 12:30 p.m. U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the historic U.S. Capitol building and Library of Congress, Monday, April 21. View the magnificent rotunda, rare documents and art. Registration for this trip begins March 3. The $25 fee includes transportation and tours. Lunch will be on your own at the Capitol visitor’s center cafeteria. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-8551170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, March 3 Hamburger with Cheese, Baked Beans, Carrots, Fresh Fruit Tuesday, March 4 Tuna Casserole, Brussels Sprouts, Dinner Roll, Applesauce Wednesday, March 5 Pot Roast, Carrots, Onions, Potatoes, Noodles, Bread, Jell-O with Fruit, Ice Cream Thursday, March 6 Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti, Zucchini, Italian Bread, Fresh Fruit Friday, March 7 Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Dinner Roll, Fruit Cocktail


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These Home Improvements May Actually Lower Home Value

Home improvements are typically made to improve the functionality and look of a home, but renovations also can increase the value of a home. Certain changes to a home can make it more attractive to prospective buyers, while other renovations may make a home less appealing. For example, a complete overhaul of an outdated kitchen is often a smart financial move, while installing a pool or hot tub may not be worth the cost to homeowners. Separating the good from the bad renovations makes smart financial sense, and homeowners looking to improve their homes' resale values may want to avoid the following projects. • Bedroom and garage conversions: Changing a room’s traditional function often turns off buyers. For example, turning a garage into a home gym might seem like a great idea for you, but it may not be so appealing to prospective buyers. Buyers can certainly reconvert the space, but they would consider the costs of such a conversion when making their offers on the home. • Stylized colors on trims and rooms: Painting over unappealing colors is a project many homeowners can handle. However, some may be discouraged by a home that has too many bright colors or textures on the walls and trims. Buyers often want homes that are movein ready, meaning they can get settled in before undertaking large projects. A living room painted in purple or zebra print may not fit the design scheme of many buyers. Dark colors do not easily disappear, and taping off and painting trimwork or changing it entirely can be equally time-consuming. Stick with neutral colors when selling a home,

even if this means giving rooms a new coat of paint before putting your house on the market. • Outdoor hot tubs and indoor spa tubs: Many people find soaking in a bubbling brew of hot water quite inviting. But buyers often do not want to inherit a used hot tub. Although hot tubs are cleaned and maintained with sanitizing chemicals, some people may view them as unsanitary. Removing a hot tub can be labor-intensive. And much like a pool, a hot tub may not be appealing to buyers with young children. • Removing closets: Closet space is often high on buyers’ priority lists. Turning closet space into an office or removing a closet to make a room bigger may be fine for those who are staying put. But these modifications can be a turn-off to prospective buyers. • Too many features: In an effort to “keep up with the Joneses,” some homeowners will over-improve their home to the point that it outshines all others on the street. There is a case for having nice things, but homeowners may struggle to sell a home that is disproportionate to other homes in the area. Practice moderation when making improvements to attract more buyers. These suggestions are merely guidelines and should not replace the advice of a reputable real estate agent when marketing a home. Housing features and what buyers are interested in vary across the country. Some items may be desireable in specific areas but undesireable elsewhere. Making informed choices before renovating can help homeowners recoup the largest share of their investments.

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The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, February 27, 2014


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

Rascal Flatts to Perform at Calvert Marine Museum The internationally known, award-winning country group Rascal Flatts will perform live Thursday, May 29 on the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion! Tickets will go on sale to members March 25 at 10 a.m. and will be available to the general public April 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $68 for premium, $58 for reserved, and $48 for standing room only and can be purchased by phone at 1-800787-9454, in person at Prince Frederick Ford/Dodge (cash or check only), or online at www. If you want to be part of the members’ only sale on the March 25 and get a chance at some of the best seats in the house, become a member of Calvert Marine Museum by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or join online at membership. This early chance at the hottest ticket in town is only one of the many benefits of a Calvert Marine Museum membership! Rascal Flatts debuted in 2000 and have since sold over 22.5 million albums with 14 number one singles. Those lucky enough to get tickets to this amazing show will enjoy such well-loved songs as “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Wish,” “Take Me There” and many more. Their performances are state-of-theart, house-rocking extravaganzas that you won’t want to miss! Opening for Rascal Flatts is up and coming country singer Brandy Clark. Brandy has been singing and playing guitar since she was nine years old and recently celebrated her first number one song as a writer with “Better Dig Two” recorded by The Band Perry. She completed her debut album in 2013 and was chosen by CMT as one of the “Women of Country.” Proceeds from the Waterside Concert Series support the education and preservation efforts of the Calvert Marine Museum. This event would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. Waterside 2014 sponsors include: Prince Frederick Ford/Jeep/Dodge, PNC Bank, Bozick Distributors, Inc., Directmail. com, Holiday Inn Solomons, All American Harley-Davidson, Quality Built Homes, Roy Rogers, Tidewater Dental, 98.3 Star FM, Bay Weekly, Comcast Cable Communications, Metrocast, Quick Connections, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Asbury Solomons Island, Isaac’s Restaurant, Jay Worch Electric, LLC, Papa John’s Pizza, The McNelis Group, LLC, United Rentals and World Gym. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music, food and drinks available on site. Chairs and coolers are not permitted. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit the museum’s website at To reach a staff member, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or 18. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. Effective January 1, 2014, the museum is closed for renovation. Stay posted for the reopening date in Spring 2014. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, membership and for updates on the renovation, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum. com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Entertainment Calendar Thursday, Feb. 27 Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m. Karaoke Applebee’s (4100 Crain Hwy., Bowie) - 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 28 Tres Amigos with Mickey Ramos Chief’s Bar (44584 Tall Timbers Rd, Tall Timbers) – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sucker Punch Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sassparilla Martini’s Lounge (10553 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains) 9pm to Close Hydra FX Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) - 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rum Runners Ruddy Duck Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Rd., Piney Point) – 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Musician Protection Program The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) - 7:30 to 10 p.m. Dueling Pianos Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) 8 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, March 1 Tres Amigos with Mickey Ramos Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Back Alley Apehangers Bar and Grill (9100 Crain Highway, Bel Alton) – 9 p.m. Tonight’s Alibi Cryer’s Back Road Inn (22094 Newtowne Neck Road, Compton) – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hit The Deck Anderson’s Bar (23945 Colton Point Road, Clements) – 8 p.m. The Redwine Jazz Trio The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) - 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Sunday, March 2 Country Memories Band St. Mary’s Landing (29935 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall) – 4 to 7 p.m.

Monday, March 3 Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4 Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 5 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5 Karaoke with DJ BIG T Big Dogs Paradise (28765 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville) – 8 p.m. to Last Call

Thursday, March 6 Piranhas Acoustic Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Friday, March 7

Back by Sunrise Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) 9:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Country Memories Band Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 7 to 11 p.m.

Hot Tub Limo Hotel Charles (15110 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville) – 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Backstage Pass Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9p.m.


The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Library Events February, Month Long

• Art in the Stacks at Calvert Library Prince Frederick: Deborah Watson Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way Watercolor artist, muralist and decorative painter specializing in trompe l’oeil. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Art in the Stacks at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch: Linda Hofmann Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach Photography. 410-257-2411

Thursday, Feb. 27 • Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your preschoolers for movies and a story. See thursdaytheater.html for the movie this week. 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 • Dr. Seuss Celebration Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the library! 410-257-2411 • Evening Storytime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8 p.m. Family storytime for preschoolers. Program includes books, songs, and flannelboard stories. Dr. Seuss Theme. 410-326-5289 • Seuss Evening Storytime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 to 7:45 p.m. Come and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the library! 410-257-2101

Friday, Feb. 28 • Southern Matinee Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 4 p.m. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, this film based on the book Les Miserables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert, after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter Cosette, their lives change forever. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit and “an unforgettable experience. Please register. 410-326-5289 • 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 creativ-

ity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

March, Month Long • Artist of the month: Nevin Bossart; Medium: Acrylic. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach Celebrate St. Patrick’s “month” enjoying Nevin Bossart’s seascapes of Ireland. 410-257-2411 • Art in the Stacks: Deborah Watson Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Watercolor artist, muralist and decorative painter specializing in trompe l’oeil. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, March 1 • Garden Smarter: Bay Wise Gardening Community Resources Building, 30 Duke Street, Prince Frederick – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn the small changes you can make in your gardening habits to lessen your impact on the bay and surrounding environment, thus improving the health of the bay. Our “yardstick” will help guide you. 410-535-0291 • PlayTime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2101 • Playtime Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2411 • Playtime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Brain Games: Mahjongg, Bridge, Scrabble & more Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 12 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg or Bridge? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Monday, March 3 • Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for a movie and a story! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

• Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Exciting events for children grades K-3 that explore worlds of reading, science, culture and more. Please register. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 • Pushing the Limits: Nature Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tonight’s event features paleontologist Stephen Godfrey and T.C. Boyle’s “When the Killing’s Done.” Unleash your mind! Explore and get involved in ideas about nature, connections, survival and knowledge through this reading, viewing and discussion series. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

• Cinema Café Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6 to 8:30 p.m. A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing”, about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. Movie begins at 6 p.m. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Lego Mania Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lego enthusiasts will meet monthly to hear a story followed by a Lego building session. Each session will close with sharing time. Legos supplied by library. This month’s theme is City Life. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, March 4

Thursday, March 6

• How to Get Library eBooks to Your Device Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to use Maryland’s Digital eLibrary and the OverDrive Media Console to check out, download and read library ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, ereader or computer. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

• Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your preschoolers for movies and a story. See thursdaytheater.html for the movie this week. 410-326-5289

• Writers by the Bay @ the Library Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Looking for a writers’ group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 • Manga Otaku Drawing Night 1 Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Artist McNevin Hayes will guide you through the basics of character construction, manga style, to help you design and create your own characters! Japanese style snacks will be provided. Please register. 410-257-2411 • Flying Needles: Knitting and Crocheting Group Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8:45 p.m. Knitting and crocheting group open to anyone wanting to join in and share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill. 410-326-5289

Wednesday, March 5 • Cuddle Up and Read to Me Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 10:20 a.m. Cuddle Up and Read to Me Storytime is designed for children birth to 24 months. Children are introduced to books and language through short stories, songs and more. Please register. 410-326-5289 • PlayTime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10:25 to 10:55 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-326-5289

• Duplicate Bridge Class Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 12:30 p.m. John Etter will teach the basics of duplicate bridge with some hands-on practice. You will learn a lot about bidding and a bit about the play. Please register. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Exciting events for children grades K-3 that explore worlds of reading, science, culture and more!. Please register. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th – 6th grade students are invited to this series of events which uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. Please register. 410-257-2411

Friday, March 7 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • JobSource Mobile Career Center Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 1 to 4 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; stateof-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. 410-257-2411

Out&About Thursday, Feb. 27 Career and Technology Academy Open House Career and Technology Academy (330 Dorsey Road, Prince Frederick) – 6 p.m. The Career and Technology Academy (CTA), formerly known as the Calvert Career Center, will be having an open house for anyone interested in learning about one or more of its 15 programs. Students may attend the CTA in 11th and 12th grades. Bridges Grief Support Program for Children, Teens Trinity United Methodist Church (90 Church Street, Prince Frederick) – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Calvert Hospice will offer its Bridges grief support group for children, teens and adult family members who are grieving the death of a loved one beginning Thursday, Feb. 27. The free eight-session support group will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church’s Education Building. Bridges is open to all Calvert County children and teens dealing with the loss of a loved one. Children and teens are divided into age-appropriate peer groups where creative activities and discussions are used to assist with coping and healing. Adult family members will meet at the same time to learn about the similarities and differences between child and adult grief as well as gain knowledge and skills to help support their child. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Amy Szatanek at 410-5350892 or email aszatanek@calverthospice. org.

Friday, Feb. 28 Maryland High School Rodeo - General Interest Meeting Dunkirk Baptist Church (11275 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk) - 6 to 8 p.m. If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in Maryland High School Rodeo to earn scholarships, have fun, build friendships, compete with your own age group and earn prizes, etc., please plan to attend this meeting to find out more! This is a new program for Maryland that has much to offer. Pass the word! This program has something for all ages, from elementary school to high school – everyone is invited. For additional information call 240-298-3518.

The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Community Events

CSM’s Connections Literary Series: Novelist Wayne Karlin College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room (115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick) - 7:30 p.m. Author Wayne Karlin will present his book, “Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Living and the Dead in Vietnam.” The Connections Series features awardwinning contemporary writers, poets and artists who share their work with Southern Maryland residents. Tickets are $3 through advance sale at the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. For tickets, contact the box office at or call 301-934-7828.

Saturday, March 1 United Way of Calvert Mardi Gras Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13840 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7 to 11 p.m. For the past 14 years, United Way of Calvert County has created an eclectic red carpet event that brings the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans to Southern Maryland – they call it Mardi Gras. The 15th annual fundraiser will find a new home at the Annmarie Garden Arts Center and, just as with every year, United Way aims to achieve an element of surprise. Mardi Gras “In the Garden” will exude the vibrant, elegant backdrop of the New Orleans Garden District in the Arts Center building alongside a sultry speakeasy in the adjacent heated tent dubbed the Red Room Lounge. Upon arrival, guests will experience creative cuisine with a classic New Orleans, followed by the crowning of the 2014 Mardi Gras King, Chris Moore, and Queen, Jeannie Stone. Lauryn Ricketts of the WJLA Stormwatch7 will serve as the event MC and auctioneer for the live auction. Many acts will perform on the main stage, including Moonshine Society, an East Coast WAMMY-nominated rock and blues band. Mardi Gras attendees are encouraged to indulge and have fun, whether that means getting their palms read by a fortune teller, bidding on a chance to win art, trips and memorabilia in the Bourbon Street auction or purchasing a ticket to win $7,000 in jewelry and accessories in the Razzle Dazzle Raffle. Mardi Gras tickets are available by contacting United Way of Calvert County at 410-286-0100 or Mardi Gras funds directly support

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United Way of Calvert County and its partner agencies in their goal to break the cycle of poverty in our community. 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 DC. 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 for more information. Passion of Christ Auditions Southern Community Center (Prince Frederick) – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preparations are up and running for another production of the Passion of Christ. This will be the sixth consecutive year. The community-based production is open to all and requires about 30 men, 20 women and ten children, plus singers and dancers. If possible, please bring a short prepared piece to highlight your talents. The production will be April 18 (Good Friday) and 19. Auditions will also be held on March 1 and March 8. For further information contact 443-295-3202 or Facebook: Passion of Christ Southern Maryland. Gallery Swap Opening Reception ArtWorks@7th (9100 Bay Ave., North Beach) – 1 to 5 p.m. During March ArtWorks@7th will host the CalvART Gallery artists in a “Gallery Swap.” This is a way to introduce patrons and friends to another group of Southern Maryland artists. The members of CalvART create works of art in a range of media including fused and stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, painting and ceramics. Artists from both ArtWorks@7th and CalvART will be at the opening reception. Light refreshments will be served. For more information: 410-286-5278 or www.

Sunday, March 2 Steamboats and Wharves of Calvert County North Beach Town Hall (9036 Bay Ave., North Beach) – 2 to 3 p.m. Dr. Ralph Eshelman will present a fascinating history of the old steamboats and wharves that used to dot the shoreline of Calvert County. This free lecture is sponsored by the Bayside History Museum, Calvert Library and Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. PFVFD Bags and Baskets Bingo Prince Frederick VFD (Route 4 and Old Field Lane, Prince Frederick) – 1 p.m. The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Longaberger Baskets and Designer Bags Bingo. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the games begin at 2 p.m. The cost for 20 regular games is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Extra books are $5 each, Early Birds are $4 and Book of Specials are $5. For more information or to reserve tickets visit or contact Vicki Delehanty at 410-535-9875. Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

(13840 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 1 to 3 p.m. Students will learn quick, easy assembly techniques to incorporate sea glass and beachy found objects into fun, creative jewelry. Instructor Liz Printz provides a kit which includes the materials to create a beautiful pendant and matching earrings with sea glass found on local Southern Maryland beaches. And if you find something special on your beach, you can bring that, too! The cost of the workshop is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. A materials fee of $30 is due to instructor at the class. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 410-326-4640 to register. For more information, visit

Tuesday, March 4 IHOP National Pancake Day IHOP (680 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick) – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For nearly 10 years, IHOP has been a generous supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). IHOPs throughout Maryland, including the Prince Frederick location, invite guests to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free stack of pancakes! In exchange for their free pancakes, guests can donate to LLS and support its mission of curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Last year, over $30,000 was raised, and with even more IHOP locations participating this year, LLS hopes to surpass last year’s efforts! Volunteers are also needed for this event at all locations to help spread the word about LLS and ask for donations from guests. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Pesce at 443-471-1613 or lauren.pesce@lls. org.

Friday, March 7 Quarter Auction Crossroad Christian Church (150 Ball Road, St. Leonard) – 6 p.m. to midnight Proceeds from this fun, family-friendly event will benefit Crossroad Christian Church Youth Ministry. Admission is $5 and includes one paddle. Additional paddles are $3 each. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the auction will start at 7 p.m. The first 50 guests will receive a gift bag of goodies! Participating vendors include AVON, Thirty-one, Celebrating Home, Origami Owl, Damsel in Defense, Longaberger, Scentsy, Perfectly Posh, Miche, In A Pikle, Mary Kay, Dove Chocolate, PartyLite, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef. Don’t forget your quarters! For more information contact Rayanne at 443-5328897 or Chrissy at 443-624-4937. Games Galore: End of Winter Celebration Mt. Hope Community Center (104 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland) - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. It’s finally time to see the light at the end of the long winter tunnel! Calvert County Parks & Recreation invites you to bring your family and friends and celebrate as we say goodbye to those dreary winter blues and hello to warm, sunny days! There will be games for all ages, a giant moon bounce, bingo, prizes, snacks and much more … all for free! The event is open to all ages.


The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Last Week’s Puzzle Solutions

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3br 2.5ba duplex on cul-de-sac, 2 parking spaces in front, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, cathedral ceiling, and walk-in closet. Wall-to-wall carpeting throughout, washer, dryer, window treatments, stove, dishwasher, microwave. Very close to PAX, shopping, schools, $1325/mo+sec dep, no sec 8, dog neg, NS 301-994-2791.

Real Estate Rentals 1-Bedroom - Central in-town location. All electric appliances and heat. Landlord pays water, trash removal, and sewage. 1-year lease required. References required. No pets and no children. Call 301-475-8787 for further details. $650/month.

Quiet, private area in Valley Lee. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, Lrg Kitchen, Living/Dining Rm, plenty of closet space. W/D, Heat Pump/ CAC. Extra storage. Asphalt Parking. Cable TV is furnished. Dumpster for trash on site. 1600 sq ft. No Pets, No Section 8. References required. $1,200.00/mo plus utilities. $1,000 security depost. Call 301-994-2908. After 5PM call 301-994-2031.

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Preschool-Child Care Center is seeking individuals willing to substitute for classroom teachers and aides. Substitutes are “on call” and come to work when needed. We are hiring teens (must be at least 16) as well as qualified adults. Please apply in person. Located on Rt. 235 across the street from Walmart in California, Md.

Busy tax office looking for receptionists. Must be available to start immediately. Evening shift, Monday through Friday 2pm to 8pm. Must work weekends. Position available until April 15th. Must be customer friendly and work well with others. Applications only accepted in person. Please come by the office, 4110 Crain Hwy, Waldorf MD 20603 to apply.

Tired of driving to the beltway to find work? Toyota of Waldorf has two openings for Express/Maintenance technicians . Busy shop with plenty of work. Must be able to change oil, air filters, cabin filters and rotate tire . Great work in a clean shop. Tool purchase program available.Great benefits ,Health Ins,401K .Pay based on experience . .A good start for a motivated person. Contact Mike at call 301-843-3700 ext 1300.

General service technician position avaliable .Must be able to perform tire replacement/ repair, oil changes, maintenace,and other related duties. Call 301-467-2973. EXPERIENCED PLUMBERS: Must have 2 years experience. Full time with paid holidays. Immediate opening. Send resume to

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

The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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2014-02-27 The Calvert Gazette  

The Calvert Gazette newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland. Published by Southern Maryland Publishing.

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