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“When you see prostitutes walking up and down the street you don’t want to bring your family, when you don’t bring your family you won’t bring the middle class.” — Commissioner Candidate John O’Connor on a key step to revitalizing Lexington Park.

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Candidate Forum Focuses on Economy, Jobs

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer If the questions posed by audience members at Tuesday night’s county commissioner candidate forum at the Lexington Park Library are any indication voters want solutions to boost the local economy and better ensure prosperity for county residents. The forum, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County League of Women Voters, had candidates from all but one county commissioner seat — Commissioner Todd Morgan is running unopposed — but with only two candidates per seat there will effectively be no primary. The candidates who met in the forum will face each other in the general election in November. The candidates’ answers were variations on a theme, with many advocating better education and opportunity as the way to close the economic gap in the county between those who work on Patuxent River Naval Air Station and evPhoto by Frank Marquart



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Technology Center would provide more education opportunities. Bob Schaller, former county economic development director and District 2 candidate, said he would focus on Lexington Park businesses to formulate plans to revitalize the oldest economic center of the county. “I would start right here with the stakeholders not the ones in Leonardtown,” Schaller said. His Republican challenger Mike Hewitt, a local businessman and former school board member, said businesses, especially ones looking to go to the Lexington Park area needed incentives. “They need tax credits,” Hewitt said. “They need a reason to stay and not to leave. “The last thing is we need to know we’re safe.” District 3 candidate John O’Connor, a former Prince George’s County law officer and now a consultant and military combat veteran, said public safety in Lexington Park was key to revitalization. “When you see prostitutes walking up and down the street you don’t want to bring your family, when you don’t bring your family you won’t bring the middle class.” Joe St. Clair, the Democratic candidate for the same seat and former Metropolitan Commission board chair, said special tax incentives were a key element in revitalizing Lexington Park. “We’re missing the enterprise zone,” St. Clair said. “We need to reintroduce that.”


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Local News Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center’s Fire/Rescue Program is now accepting applicants for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. High School juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll through their respective high school guidance counselors. The program, in conjunction with the University of Maryland’s Fire/Rescue Institute (MFRI), provides the training needed for students to become “Nationally Certified” Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians in Maryland. Students will earn 17 college credits upon satisfactory completion of all courses. Other program benefits include: • Availability of college scholarships • Priority employment opportunities in other jurisdictions (for those certified) • State Income Tax Credit for three years’ service as a volunteer • Length of Service Award (retirement) after 20 years’ service as a volunteer • Chance to become part of an exciting opportunity in your community For more information about the program, students and parents are asked to contact their high school guidance counselor.


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Lawmakers Witness Accident at Major Intersection By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Local elected leaders broke ground on a project that will improve traffic at the intersection of Route 4 and Three Notch Road heading towards Calvert County Monday morning but got more than they bargained for when they witnessed a car accident right in the middle of the intersection. The intersection is one of the busiest in the entire county and has been the focus of traffic planning designed to improve the merge lanes leading towards the Thomas Johnson Bridge and take traffic off of Three Notch Road. County Commissioner Todd Morgan (R-Lexington Park) was on one side of the intersection when the accident occurred and ran into the intersection to ensure no one was severely injured. “We’re standing there talking about traffic improvements and then bang!” Morgan said recounting the incident, adding it had appeared that someone traveling on Route 235 had run a red light and struck a car that had been trying to make a turn from Route 4 across from the WaWa gas station. “I’m just reliving Maria all over again,” Morgan said. “Talk about déjà vu.” His wife Maria Morgan was involved in car crash back in 2011 in which she was struck by a person running a read light, she died about a year later from injuries she sustained in the crash. Since then Morgan has pushed for red light cameras at

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Award for Wood Caps Three Decades of Service By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Del. John Wood’s political career has spanned 28 years in the Annapolis legislature and with that has come countless awards and accolades — he got one more as he said goodbye to active politics Wednesday. Comptroller Peter Franchot presented Wood with the William Donald Schaeffer Helping People Award for outstanding service, named after the ubiquitous governor from Baltimore who personified Maryland politics and public service. “A lot of us got in to politics to be somebody,” Franchot told Wood’s friends and family who had gathered at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. “But Johnny Wood got into politics to do something.” Wood epitomized the best of his generation, Franchot said, with a “roll-up-your-sleeves-can-do attitude.” Franchot created the William Donald Schaefer award, even though he said the political paragon “didn’t have much use for me.” “But he loved Johnny Wood,” Franchot said of Schaeffer. In accepting the award Wood, of Mechanicsville, credited those who worked for and with him with mak-

ing his career a success. “Everyone has been there when I needed them,” Wood said. “Sometimes it hasn’t been easy. “They’re people who look after people and that’s the way it should be.” Wood said his mother told him nearly 30 year ago when he decided to run for office to always remember two things that typified the old, traditional values of Southern Maryland that has always championed. “She said there are two things you do not do. You do not support abortion and you do not do anything that will hurt the name of this family,” Wood said. “I never forgot that.” When it came to politics, Wood said he got into the game to serve St. Mary’s County and Southern Maryland and despite all the changes in Annapolis that have marginalized conservative Democrats like him he loved the work. “I wanted to look after the people,” Wood said. “It was you who put me where I’m at. “I’ve enjoyed it, it’s been great. I hope the next 20 years will be just as good.” Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell (DSt. George Island) praised Wood for his selfless service and loyalty to his community. “You’ve been [for] St. Mary’s County 100 per-



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Man Indicted on Murder Charges in Leonardtown Stabbing

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer St. Mary’s prosecutors have charged a Leonardtown man with attempted first-degree murder in a Circuit Court indictment for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in the back in a domestic dispute on Washington Street back in March. James Matthew Young, 32, also faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and false imprisonment of the victim Lashawn Monique Hurley. When police officers arrived in the 22000 block of Washington Street they found Young and Hurley walking down the stairs of the apartment complex towards the front door; Hurley was crying in pain, charging papers stated, and police soon found that she had been stabbed with a 10-inch knife in the left side of her back. Police reports stated that 9 inches of the 10 inch blade was still in her back but the handle had been snapped off. Court papers went on to state that the blade of the knife was still inside Hurley’s back. “Hurley advised she knew the male subject was going to do something her and knew he was going to try to kill her,” police wrote in charging documents. “Hurley stated he had done things to her in the past, but she had not reported them to the police.” Laura Joyce, director of the Southern Maryland Center

for Family Advocacy, said the issue of victims not reporting abuse was a serious one. “It is absolutely a dynamic we see all the time,” Joyce said, adding that the reasons behind the problem were not easy to comprehend. “Sometimes they’re afraid that if they start that criminal process the boyfriend or husband will wind up in jail,” Joyce said. “It’s usually a combination of things and economic can be involved. “But if you’ve never been abused it can be unfathomable and then there’s just plain fear.” When police spoke to Young, whom they detained on the spot, he told them he had contemplated suicide and even wanted an ambulance because he had just ingested a large dose of pills. “Young stated he did not care if he died for what he did,” police wrote. Police searched their apartment and found blood spattered nearly everywhere, with evidence of a struggle. Police reports showed that Young was the one who called 911 and told emergency communication operators “Help, I just stabbed my girlfriend;” this was followed by Hurley’s 911 call saying “help me please, my boyfriend just stabbed me. I don’t want to die.”

Raiders and Invaders Weekend: Beyond Leonardtown By Kay Poiro Staff Writer During the first weekend of June, Leonardtown is commemorating Southern Maryland’s role in the War of 1812. While Friday and Saturday of Raiders & Invaders Weekend promises Leonardtown visitors an experience like no other, Sunday, June 8 sees the rest of the county getting in on the fun. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to venture outside of Leonardtown to revisit the rest of the peninsula where museums, shops, as well as outdoor and historic sites await. Two of the places o The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is a local favorite. Located just outside the Patuxent River Naval Air Station front gate, the museum features an outdoor aircraft park with over 20 static displays of naval aircraft. Admission to the museum is always free, so visitors on June 8 with the special Raiders & Invaders passport will receive a special War of 1812 souvenir. There will also be actors in period costumes available for photo opportunities. Summerseat Farm, located at 26655 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 in Mechanicsville, offers a relaxing Sunday afternoon of folk music by David Norris and a presentation by Linda Reno. Raiders and Invaders passport holders get free admission on Sunday. Many more sites around St. Mary’s County have special events planned for the first weekend in June. For a complete list of sites and their offerings, visit

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Take Action to be Ready and Resilient

A statement by Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie, M.D. America’s first PrepareAthon! National Day of Action is April 30. I encourage organizations and people across the country to participate. America’s PrepareAthon is a new campaign to increase every community’s ability to withstand disasters. In 2012, natural disasters caused more than 450 weather-related fatalities and nearly 2,600 injuries. Every disaster holds the potential to impact health, but most people are still unprepared for emergencies. In the 2012 Federal Emergency Management Agency National Survey, only 39 percent of people reported having a household emergency plan, which included instructions for household members on where to go and what to do in an emergency. This spring, America’s PrepareAthon! will focus on learning how to protect yourself and your family, how to help your co-workers, and how to participate in community plans for emergencies such as tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and wildfires. This targeted national call to action highlights simple, specific steps individuals and organizations should take to increase their preparedness for a potential local disaster. When we prepare and practice for an emergency in advance of the event, it makes a real difference in the whole community’s ability to take immediate and informed action. In turn, this enables everyone impacted to recover more quickly. In addition, participating in drills, exercises, and trainings help establish brain patterns that support quick and effective action during an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon! provides instructions for educational discussions and simple drills for a range of disasters. The instructions will help employees, students, and organization members understand which disasters could happen in the community, what to do to stay safe, and how to take action to prepare and participate in making one’s community more resilient. In addition, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has developed a video game and a video to help health care providers with disaster preparedness. Building and sustaining resilience is a shared responsibility. It takes a whole community working together to prepare for, respond to, and recover effectively from the destructive forces of nature and other emergencies. Your organization can find preparedness guides and resources to help your workplace, school, house of worship, community-based organization, and the whole community practice specific preparedness activities necessary to stay safe before, during, and after an emergency. Learn more about how your organization can play a role in your community’s readiness and resilience. Visit Plan an event for the national day of action and register it today.


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Man Charged With Child Abuse

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A Lexington Park man remains incarcerated at the county detention center on a $75,000 bond after police charged him with severely injuring his two-and-ahalf month old child. Reynold O’Brien Gibbs took his daughter to Med Star St. Mary’s in Leonardtown for an injury to her left leg but further examination showed that she had sustained extensive injury to include fracture to her left tibia and right femur bones. The girl also had five broken ribs and trauma to her abdomen and cervical spine, police reports stated. Police also reported on the left side of the child’s face and bruising on her left thigh that they claimed was consistent with being grabbed. “It was determined the injuries were resultant from blunt force beyond anything normally associated with the care and handling of an infant,” police wrote in charging documents.

When investigators came to interview Gibbs he agreed to speak to them without a lawyer, charging documents stated, and admitted to detectives that the injuries to the child could not have been the result of normal handling of an infant. Gibbs told police the injuries must have occurred when he was putting the child in her swing and that that was the only time the injuries could have occurred, charging documents stated. Gibbs told police that it was not until an hour after he had placed the child in her swing that he noticed her leg hanging limp and decided to take her to a hospital, court papers stated. According to police the only other people in the residence on Island Road April 16, the date of the incident, were the victim’s grandmother and 17-month-old sibling. Gibbs stands charged with firstdegree child abuse, second-degree child abuse, first-degree assault and seconddegree assault.

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Tiki Bar Owner Arrested for Assault By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

es on the side of the victim’s neck, behind her ears and under her chin — police also identified The owner of the Tiki bruising around her left eye, acBar in Solomons Island was cording to charging papers. arrested and charged with alWhen police later interlegedly attacking his fiancée viewed Donovan he told them on Easter Sunday. when he pushed away from a Patrick Donovan, 45, stool it accidentally struck Bolfaces charges of secondlen and when he walked away he degree assault against Jamie turned and saw Bollen advancLeigh Bollen with whom he ing on him with a stool in hand has a one-year-old child acin an attempt to strike him. cording to charging papers He told police he grabbed Donovan filed in county District Court. the stool first, charging docuPolice say that Bollen told officers who ments stated, and in doing so the victim fell responded to the Larkspur Street address that and struck her face on an object in the house. they had both been consuming alcohol and “The defendant advised the victim conthat Donovan became upset at her for an “un- tinuously fell while advancing towards him, known reason.” which he claimed was the cause of the vicBollen said as she was sitting on a stool tim’s injuries,” charging papers stated. Donovan kicked another stool towards her Police said despite claims that Bollen and as she kicked it away he grabbed her and assaulted him, Donovan had no visible signs threw her on the ground, causing her to hurt of injury. her lower back, charging documents read. “The defendant’s accounts of the inciOnce she was down, charging papers dent did not corroborate with the visible instated, Bollen told police Donovan started to juries on the victim,” police wrote. strike her in the face with an open hand and strangle her. Police said Bollen sustained large bruis-

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Board of Education Ready to Present Commissioners with Options to Budget Shortfall By Kay Poiro Staff Writer During a special budget meeting on Wednesday, April 23, Superintendent Martirano asked the board of education to adopt three options to take before the Board of County Commissioners later this year in hopes of solving the $5.6 million FY14 budget shortfall. Option one uses money from the school system’s health care reserve and unassigned fund balance. That amount, coupled with cost-saving actions already implemented by the board like a hiring freeze, elimination of non-essential staff positions and minimizing overtime pay, would allow for the correction of the FY 14 budget. Inherent risks of this option included the total depletion of the school system’s fund balance. Option two uses less money from the school system’s health care reserve and unassigned fund balance, but requesting a loan or supplemental appropriation from the county. This will allow for the maintenance of a small fund balance, but county allotments on an accelerated distribution schedule for fiscal years 14 and 15. Option three uses zero dollars of the school system’s health care reserve or unassigned fund balance and requesting a loan or supplemental appropriation from the county, again with an accelerated allotment distribution schedule. This option would allow for the dedication of future budgetary savings to building the fund balance, among other things. Following the presentation, board member Marilyn Crosby stated that County Commissioner President Jack Russell told her the budget shortfall was “the board’s (Board of Education) problem.” She went on to say that she found out over a month ago that the Board was in the hole only after hearing it from someone in the community. “As a board member, I should be the first to know because when community members are telling me things I should know, it’s embarrassing,” says Crosby. Earlier in the meeting, Superintendent Martirano said he and the Board of Education have been “ringing the bell” for the past several years abut the school system’s thin reserves. Board member Brooke Matthews

echoes the sentiment, adding that the current situation points to a larger, funding level problem. “We’ve been doing so much with so little that it’s come home to bite us,” says Matthews. The Superintendent also cautioned against making decisions in isolation, stating that for every action there is an equal or greater reaction. He referenced the Affordable Healthcare Act and how the choice to keep older children on one’s healthcare plan may be sound financial strategy for a household, it has had an unforeseen bearing on the school system’s healthcare costs. Earlier this week, Sal Raspa, Chairman of the Board of Education, clarified the reasons for the substantial shortfall saying it isn’t just the high cost of prescription medication, specifically name brand versus generic drugs, but also unforeseen medical emergencies of school system employees contributing to the shortfall. “The bills started coming in around December, January, February, and unfortunately many were for intensive care after heart attacks or extended hospital stays,” explains Sal Raspa, Chairman of the Board of Education. “We’re talking hundreds of thousands more dollars than we had budgeted for.” “This isn’t the first time we’ve had a shortfall,” Martirano points out. “However, this is the first time that we have been unable to fix it with a categorical transfer.” Categorical transfers of funds allow for the in-house correction of financial shortfalls. Four board members voted in favor of the budget correcting options with board member Marilyn Crosby as the sole abstaining vote. Looking to the future, the members of the board agreed that the FY15 budget would include no new positions, a group rate insurance increase and that future refunds from their healthcare provider would be used to re-establish a fund balance.


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CSM Makes Sure Students Have Up-To-Date Tech

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees met on April 17 to discuss the state of school technology and upcoming events. Information Management Team Vice President James Finger updated the board on the technology at CSM. Computers are on a four-year cycle, he said. There are no computers on any campus that are older than five years, and the newest computers are for student use. Teachers get the older versions he said. All current computers run on Windows 7 to 8, he said. The CSM website is soon to be overhauled, Finger said. The goal is to make the website easier to navigate for tablets and smart phones. “No matter how you spin it, we’re going mobile,” Finger said. CSM will soon implement a one-card system, which will

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Board of Ed Candidates Talk Budget, Board Transparency at Public Forum By Kay Poiro Staff Writer The current Board of Education budget shortfall and transparency were big issues for four Board of Education hopefuls during their first forum Tuesday night. Held at the Lexington Park library and co-hosted by the St. Mary’s County League of Women Voters, the NAACP and Vital Community Connectors, the public forum provided candidates with two minutes for opening statements, one minute to answer audience questions and two minutes for closing statements. Four of the five candidates were present to answer questions: Randy Darnowski, Rita Weaver and John Alonzo Gaskin running for the District One seat and Karin Bailey for District Three. Brooke Matthews, District Three incumbent and current Vice Chairman of the Board of Education, was not present. Candidate Darnowski fired the opening shot of the evening, mentioning within his first two minutes what he called an “incredible difference” between Superintendent Martirano’s salary and benefits package, the Superintendent’s administrative assistant’s salary and the salary of the average special education teacher. Audience questions included candidate thoughts on their support for a fully funded education budget, the Common Core curriculum, and Board of Education transparency, specifically, the availability of the current Superintendent’s contract. All four candidates agreed that the terms of the school Superintendent’s contract, including his salary, should be made available to the taxpaying public. Candidate Weaver went one step further suggesting that the salary be presented as “a lump sum, the total package of just how much he (Superintendent Martirano) is making.” When asked about a perceived unanimous voting policy of the current Board of Education, Candidate Bailey answered, “I don’t believe having a 5-0 vote every single time serves anyone. In order to make things better, you have to challenge ideas. You have to question them to find the best solution,” adding that the Board should “drill down and find out what is really in that budget.” On the subject of unanimous votes, Candidate Gaskin pointed out that compromise is key. “Oftentimes in my experience, we don’t see what has happened behind the scenes that resulted in that ‘unanimous’ vote.”

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Newsmaker By Kay Poiro Staff Writer Engaged couple Angie Stalcup and Chris Kalnasy of Mechanicsville are the winners of the 2014 Southern Maryland Weddings Dream Wedding Sweepstakes. Chris, a Computer Aided Drafting designer and Angie, Editorial Production Manager for the County Times won a wedding package that includes $28,055 worth of donated goods and services, including everything from the event venue, wedding dress, photography and videography for the day to a honeymoon anywhere in the world. The couple admits that without the sweepstakes win, their wedding was nearly unaffordable. “Honestly, we kept pushing the date back because our savings weren’t growing how we had hoped,” says Chris. “So our chances of hitting our set wedding date were getting slimmer and slimmer.” The couple was prepared to cut other costs, as well. Angie was going to use her graphic design skills to create her own wedding invitations and the couple agreed to forgo the limou-

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sine, flowers and professional hair and make-up. Family members who were originally to provide the cake and DJ services as wedding gifts can now enjoy the wedding as guests. Both Angie and Chris say the win was unexpected, mainly because they lacked time and money to spread the word among voters. In fact, Angie says she had ready her concession note to Southern Maryland Weddings thanking them for the opportunity. “I thought we were going to lose because, until 24 hours before the deadline, we just used social media to get the word out,” says Angie, adding that she and her fiancée had been working 16-hour workdays, leaving them little time for a marketing push. Their last ditch effort came in the form of a “ridiculously huge” homemade sign on southbound Route 235. The couple thanks Kimberly Bean from Southern Maryland Weddings for coordinating the contest, as well as the voters and vendors. Chris says, “With this unbelievable blessing from so many gracious people, we are able to afford a wedding way beyond our dreams.” Angie adds, “It might just be one day of donating for them but that’s the most important day of our lives. They’ll never know how much this means to us.”

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“Big Drinking, Big Problems” What is considered excessive or dangerous drinking behavior? What are the signs? What are the consequences? Whether a student, parent or a concerned community member, attend this forum to find out more. e event is organized into segments, so attendance is flexible. Come to a portion or the full program.

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A Letter to the Commissioners


PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 190-foot tall Monopole Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is 24840 Sotterley Road, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, MD 20636; 38-20-57.4 N / 76-33-27.01 W. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form-854) filing number A0843129. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Interested persons may review the application ( by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review ( environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS: Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Rae Miller,, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St.Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.”


PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 203-foot Monopole Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is 41170 Oakville Road, Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County, MD 20659, Lat: 38-23-53.85, Long: -76-39-8.53. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antennae Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A0903418. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Interested persons may review the application ( by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review ( environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS – Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Stephanie,, 10845 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.


You have a difficult situation relative to the new budget: a reserve of $802,552 and a possible unidentified deficit of up to $6,000,000. That is a lot of money to be missing from the till. And it is up to the Commissioners to resolve, before any additional funds can be disbursed. Several letters have already been written and I am sure there will be more to come as the public becomes more aware of this. The causes as stated by Superintendent Martirano don’t make much sense. Why in the world would any one want to pay more for a prescription than the generic replacements? That makes no sense. And the cost for snow removal is basically for the present fiscal year and we had little or none in the last several years. Maybe Bismarck, North Dakota would have such an expense, but hardly Southern Maryland. Before the second guessing begins, let’s first and foremost fully and completely analyze the costs that have been perpetrated against our school children and the teachers who have been assigned the chore to implement Multiculturalism, Diversity and Common Core Curriculum. A diversity specialist was hired about two years ago. She is involved in all sorts of instruction to the children in school and after school

instruction and awareness of the parents. You cannot simply wave a wand and make these dire changes in the way we instruct children. This is not teaching, it is indoctrination of an entire system and the costs must be prohibitive. These changes require learning the process , learning how to teach it and then the time and money teaching it to the children. By no means an inexpensive process and realizing that it comes from the Federal Government you know immediately it will not be cheap. Let’s analyze each of these items above and from their beginnings before we go off on ridiculous tangents to justify the means. These are programs promoted by Superintendent Martirano and his office must furnish all of the costs that have been inculcated into this process. Just a reminder, more and more States and individual school districts are getting rid of this destruction of our education process. We had better make certain our children have a good understanding of our Constitution and the history that has made this country so great. Mary L. Rose Great Mills, Md.

April is National Car Care Month: Spring into Action Turn to Spring Car Care after Rough Winter Many vehicles were neglected during the recent brutal winter months and could use a little extra care by now. The Car Care Council recommends that motorists follow three simple steps during National Car Care Month in April to get vehicles ready for the spring and summer driving season. Keep your vehicle clean. Regular car washes and waxes protect the paint and body of your car from corrosive debris. In parts of the country where salt is used on the roads, regularly washing is especially important. Keep your car on schedule. Every vehicle has a manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule. Whether you choose to do your own maintenance or patronize a local repair shop, following a routine service schedule is essential to keeping your car in safe and dependable working order.

Keep an eye on the little things. Your windshield wipers aren’t cleaning as well as they should? Your gas tank is missing its cap? There’s a warning light on your dashboard? When you see your car needs attention, don’t delay. Repairing small things now can help avoid more costly problems down the road and add years of useful vehicle life. The Car Care Council offers many free tools on its website to help consumers drive smart, save money and be car care aware, including the popular 60-page Car Care Guide and a custom service schedule and email reminder service. Rich White Executive Director Car Care Council Bethesda, Md.

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Young Life: Going All Out For Kids By Kay Poiro Staff Writer For 15 years, Christian organization Young Life of St. Mary’s has been “reaching kids, teaching hope.” Although Young Life is a faith-based organization, they are not affiliated with a specific religion. In fact, Prayer Sub-Committee Chairperson Aimee Riegert says regardless of the young person’s response to Christ, they are still welcome at Young Life. “We are not advancing our own personal agenda,” she says. “By accepting them, we are doing God’s work.” It takes a special person to do that work. A Young Life of St. Mary’s spokesperson says the enthusiasm with which the volunteers approach their mission is what sets Young Life apart from other similar organizations. “Our young leaders set the example. We’re not preachy,” says Riegert. “But funloving and pretty goofy.” She adds that the volunteers go out of their way to make the kids feel comfortable by being an energetic presence and not taking themselves too seriously. Young Life leader Jason Hamilton says he and his wife became involved in Young Life after their pastor, a former area director, told them, “You both are a lot of fun. How would you like to help with Young Life?” “It was one of the best decisions we ever made,” says Hamilton. “It has been life changing.” Young Life Committee Chairperson Johnny Cheseldine shares how he became involved in Young Life. “I was searching for a program that would influence my young daughter for the rest of her life. As a parent I know children look for guidance, so I am leading by example and getting other parents and children involved.” Hamilton says one of the largest misconceptions about Young Life is that they’re forcing God on kids. Instead, he says, Young Life provides an environment in which young people can comfortably ask questions and explore faith with knowledgeable adults. Riegert adds Young Life doesn’t seek to take kids out of their current church situation.

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“We see our job as getting kids plugged in to the church of their choice,” she explains, adding that today’s youth face tough decisions early on about life changing situations and Young Life provides guidance. “The average grown-up probably has no clue what’s going on, so we’re a conduit for those who don’t have a church or even a stable home life. We are here to help.” To Young Life volunteers, providing help means being unafraid to go where the kids are. Riegert says the volunteers make it their business to know the daily pressures they face. “We know what they’re up against and we go there with them. We love them through it, regardless of what “it” is.” Although Young Life a volunteer-run organization that relies on an adult support team from the community, they require an area director to manage day-to-day operations. These days, Young Life of St. Mary’s is seeking that area director. Former area director Matt Hall says the ideal candidate is a communicator with a passion for teens. “That’s a hard age and they’re transitioning within an ever-changing culture,” says Hall. “They must encourage the

a healthy, spiritually led life by providing a compass for them.” Hall, currently pastor of SouthPoint Church, was the county’s first Young Life area director. He says he’s seen first-hand how the organization touches lives. “I’ve seen shy kids come to Young Life and really blossom. They’re able to build friendships outside of the middle or high school circle, giving them common ground to break down ‘cliques’,” he says. Hall says that, as a pastor, he has even married couples who met in Young Life. Johnny Cheseldine says, outside of hiring an area director, Young Life of St. Mary’s has a 20-year vision that includes strengthening the organization in the county before expanding to Calvert and Charles counties. He goes on to say there are ample opportunities for the community to get involved in Young Life. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month and new committee members are always welcome. Next month, Young Life of St. Mary’s hosts a silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, May 3. Scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at Flat Iron Farm, it is a catered event to benefit the organization. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call (301) 481-3855. Activities for middle school aged stu-

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dents are also in the works. June 1 is a catered club event with games and planned activities and June 20 is a pool party. In the end, Hall says Young Life is about giving kids their “most fun hours of the week.” “It’s fun that is safe and morally sound. We show them that they can be cool and relevant while still avoiding destructive consequences.” To learn more about Young Life in St. Mary’s County, visit www.smd.younglife. org , or call (301) 769-8282.


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7 Facts About the Cove Point LNG Project Dominion’s proposal to add export capability to its Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas facility in Calvert County will be Southern Maryland’s largest private investment in at least a generation. So it’s no surprise the project has received broad and strong support. Still, we believe we have a responsibility to make sure everyone knows the facts about this project.


The project will deliver substantial and far-reaching economic benefits.


The project’s economic benefits include strong job growth.


By using clean-burning natural gas, the project will protect the environment.


Dominion is continuing a 40-year record as a trusted neighbor.


We’ve done our homework, and made it public.


We’re designing to have the smallest local impact possible.


The facility will be built somewhere. Calvert County should be able to enjoy its benefits.

Calvert County will initially receive more than $40 million in new revenue each year from the project. That’s in addition to the $15 million being paid now. To put it in perspective, that’s almost 15% of the county’s current $274 million operating budget. This new revenue could be used for tax relief; sewer, water, recreation or road improvements; support for schools; aid to senior citizens; or any combination of worthy projects. 3,000 construction jobs will be created over the course of the project. Most of those are expected to go to local residents. Another 75 high-paying permanent positions will also be created. And that’s not to mention the opportunities for local businesses to participate in the project, as well as the spending increases other local businesses will enjoy. The facility’s new equipment will use natural gas, the cleanest-burning fossil fuel. It meets the most stringent environmental limits to protect air quality. It has been carefully designed to optimize efficiency while minimizing impacts. And it will also be zero-discharge—no water used will disturb the bay. In all, Dominion has provided more than $2.3 million in charitable grants and donations in Maryland since 2002. One example is the Dominion Reef at the Gooses—one of the largest efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population. Beyond that, Dominion led an initiative to save the largest freshwater marsh on the bay’s western shore when it was damaged by a storm. And for nearly four decades, the facility’s daily operations have gone largely—and pleasantly—unnoticed.

Over the past 20 months, Dominion has filed more than 20,000 pages of documents as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review of the project. And that’s just one of about 50 federal, state and local government permits and approvals needed. As a result, the project is being given a thorough review to minimize potential impacts on the bay and other water resources, residential areas, wildlife, vegetation, air, soil, noise, public safety, traffic and visual quality. The LNG facility will be built entirely within the existing fenced industrial area. The surrounding 800 acres Dominion owns will remain a woodlands and wetlands preserve. The heat generated by the natural gas-fired turbines used in the liquefaction process will be reclaimed to generate clean electricity for the facility. A sound wall to shield neighbors from noise will be concealed by 350 feet of tall trees. And road improvements and other initiatives will minimize traffic disruptions.

If this project does not go forward, our customers may choose to either export gas from other competing projects in the United States, or import gas from the Middle East, Russia or other parts of the world. In the end, global demand will be met. But without this project, Southern Maryland will get none of the benefits.

Despite these facts, we know some people will still have questions. And we’re committed to answering each and every one. So far we’ve held 39 meetings with local residents, and have many more planned. The government approval process is open, and we encourage our neighbors to participate. Our website, (keyword: Cove Point), offers even more background about this project, a regularly updated list of FAQs and a place to ask questions and sign up for our e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We’ve been neighbors for four decades. And we believe we’ve been good neighbors. Our goal is to continue working together to improve Calvert County and all of Southern Maryland. We firmly believe the plans we have for Cove Point will do just that.

Thank you.

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Obituaries Pearl Patricia Thompson, 78 Pearl Patricia Thompson, 78, of Mechanicsville passed away Sunday, April 13 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Md. Born on March, 31, 1936 in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late John Everett Winfield and Doris Chester Winfield. She is preceded in death by her husband John W. Thompson, and her brother Phillip Winfield. She is survived by two sons, Larry A. Thompson of Alexandria, Va., and John W. Thompson, Jr. (Linda) of La Plata, Md., and one daughter Sharon O’Rourke (Greg) of Glenwood, Md. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Crystal Barrett (James), Meghanne Thompson, Malarie Hill (Alan), Sydney and Brandon O’Rourke, and 8 great grand-children. “Pat,” or “Miss Pearl” as she was later called, was a member of Lodge 498 of the Loyal Order of the Moose. She enjoyed spending time with her family, clogging and square dancing, and was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and Washington Redskins Marching Band. Friends received at Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with prayers recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, April 17 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev Daniel Moore officiating. Interment followed in Trinity Me-

morial Gardens in Waldorf. Pallbearers were Larry A. Thompson, John W. Thompson Jr., Greg O’Rourke, Alan Hill, Kenny Dickerson, and Eddie Taylor. Honorary Pallbearer was Brandon O’Rourke.

April 21 for visitation at 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 21340 Coltons Point Road, Avenue, Md. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Bushwood, Md.

Francis McQuire Herbert, 66

Earl Sylvester Douglas, 59

Francis McQuire Herbert, 66 of Avenue, Md., departed this life peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on April 12. Francis was born on July 17, 1947 in Leonardtown, Md., to the late Joseph Harry and Martha Katherine Herbert. Francis was baptized in the Catholic faith. He was a life-long parishioner of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, Md. Francis received his early education in the St. Mary’s County Public School System. He started his employment as a construction worker and later became a fisherman until his declining health no longer allowed him to work. Francis loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed watching the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins. Francis leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Cheryl Lyles; one son-in-law, Archie Lyles; one grandson, Jonathan Lyles; one granddaughter, Ashley Lyles; six brothers, Joseph “FEZ” Herbert (Catherine), Ronnie Herbert (Vivian), David Herbert (Linda), Melvin Herbert (Ann), Robert Bernard Herbert and John Butler; two sisters, Catherine “Ann” Butler and Agnes “Sissy” Yates; two special friends, Celeste Jones and William Armstrong and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Family and friends united on Monday

Earl Sylvester Douglas (Bobby), 59 of Lexington Park, Md., departed this life to glory early Sunday morning, April 13, after a brief illness. Bobby was born March 31, 1955, in Washington, D.C., to Mary T. and the late Earl Douglas. He was the second of five children. Bobby attended school in St. Mary’s County, graduating in 1973 from Chopticon High School. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Federal Energy Regulation Commission, where he retired in 2010 after 37 years. Bobby was known for his various hobbies, especially taking pictures, watching old movies, shopping and traveling. He had a great passion for computers, bowling and horseracing. He also loved someone driving him around (Driving Mr. Bobby). Bobby was a big fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Wizards. Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memories his mother, Mary T. Douglas; one sister, Cynthia Douglas of Temple Hills, Md.; three brothers, Minister Mark S. Douglas (Mildred) of Waldorf, Md., Deacon Kenneth Douglas (Marjorie) of Houston, Tex. and Ricardo Douglas (Brenda) of Mechanicsville, Md., eleven nieces and nephews, six great nieces and nephews; his aunt, Frances Dent; a special cousin, Lucinda Johnson and a host of cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and his nephew, Climie Douglas. Family united with friends on Tuesday, April 22 for visitation at 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 28297 Old Village Rd., Mechanicsville, Md. Interment followed at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Md. Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, Md.

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Katherine Mae Aker, 86 Katherine Mae “Kathy” Aker, 86 of Hollywood, Md. died April 7 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, Md. Born Jan. 17, 1928 in Pitcairn, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Marion Lee and Bessie Bernadette Lee. In 1949, Kathy graduated from West Penn Hospital as a registered nurse. On April 29, 1950 at the United Brethren Church in Pitcairn, Pa., she married her beloved husband, Roy Edward Aker. Together, they enjoyed almost 60 years of marriage, before his passing in January 2010. She was employed by the United States Federal Government at Patuxent River Naval Air Station until her retirement in 1989. She enjoyed travelling, especially to Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Australia and Ireland. She also enjoyed taking cruises to the Caribbean. Kathy was an avid reader, and also enjoyed cross stitch and needle point. She was the secretary for NARFE for many years and a very active member of the United Methodist Women. She was an integral part of many committees and ministries. Her greatest love

was for her family. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She spent many years supporting her husband’s naval career and taking care of her children while he was on tour. Kathy is survived by her children, Barbara E. Greer (Bill) of Hollywood, Md. and Brian D. Aker (Joy) of Columbia, Md.; grandchildren, Christopher Aker of Nashville, Tenn. and Kevin Aker (Lindsay) of Abingdon, Md.; and her great-granddaughter, Alexandra Elizabeth Aker. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Family received friends on Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. A Memorial Service was officiated by Reverend Doug Hays and Reverend Lori Hays at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Peggy Ann Barlett, 76 Peggy Ann Barlett, 76 of Hollywood, Md. died April 13 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, Md. Born March 1, 1938 in Alcoa, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Freeman Aneli Billings and Maggie Elizabeth Baker Billings. Peggy was a bookkeeper for Dan Rawlings Accounting until her retirement in 2002. She also spent many years working for furniture companies as their bookkeeper. She was an exceptional cook and baker. She also enjoyed flower gardening. In addition to her beloved husband, Robert Bartlett, Peggy is also survived by her granddaughter, Karen Lynn Dale; and her great-grandchildren, Alec B. Dale, Warren T. Dale, Destiney S. Dale, and Mia Lynn Hobbs. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her daughters, Karen Lee Bartlett and Robin Lynn Bartlett; and her sisters, Marjorie Brown and Glada Collins. Family will receive friends for Peggy’s Life Celebration on Thursday, April 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with prayers recited at 7 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Md. 20636. A Funeral Service was officiated by Reverend Wietzke on Friday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be William R. Hobbs, William A. Thompson, Robert Thompson, Sr., and Robert Thompson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Alec B. Dale, Warren T. Dale, Destiney S. Dale, and Mia Lynn Hobbs. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.


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Obituaries Helen Marie Cronin, 93 Helen Marie Cronin, 93 of Lexington Park, Md. died April 15, at The Hermitage St. John’s Creek in Solomons, Md. Born July 1, 1920 in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Thomas P. Doherty and Catherine Keough Doherty. In 1942, Helen graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital, School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She worked until her retirement in July 1979 as a registered nurse at Jane Brown Memorial Hospital in Providence, R.I. and St. Joseph’s Hospital. On May 18, 1946, she married her late husband, Thomas Henry Cronin, at St. Matthews Church in Cranston, R.I. Together they spent 53 wonderful years of marriage together, until his passing in 1999. Her hobbies included knitting, crafting, baking and shopping. She was dedicated to helping others, and donated many hours to her church and helping her neighbors and friends. She also travelled extensively, including many weekend road trips to New Hampshire, a cruise to Aruba and touring Ireland. She was a member of St. Matthew Leisure Club, St. Matthews Catholic Church and St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Helen is survived by her daughter, Kathleen E. Blanchette (Paul) of Lexington Park, Md.; her sisters, Florence L. Murray of Cumberland, R.I. and Rita M. Quinn of Cranston, R.I.; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to her and husband she is also preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas P. Doherty, Jr. and Catherine R. Weston. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, R.I. 02886. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Cranston, R.I. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Calvert County, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678 and St. Mary’s College of Maryland Foundation, Inc., c/o Paul Blanchette Chemistry Scholarship, 18952 East Fisher Road, St. Mary’s City, Md. 20686-9988. Condolences to the family may be made

at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Barbara Elizabeth Montgomery, 79 Barbara Elizabeth “Peggy” Montgomery, 79, of Hollywood, Md. passed away on April 11 in Leonardtown, Md. Born on April 24, 1934 in Leonardtown, Md., she was the loving daughter of the late John I. and Annie M. Dorsey. Barbara was the loving wife of the late William John Montgomery (Moe) whom she married in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park, Md. on Feb. 23, 1962, and whom preceded her in death on March 9, 2003. Barbara is survived by her daughter Sheryl Montgomery (Daniel) of Leonardtown, Md., 3 grandchildren; Kelly Lowe, Charles D. Clements and Hannah E. Clements. Siblings; Evelyn Armsworthy of California, Md., Grace T. Davis and Joseph P. Dorsey both of Hollywood, Md. She was preceded in death by her siblings; Mary M. Abell, Catherine V. Dixon, William W. Dorsey, half Brother Elbert Dorsey and Half Brother Ignatious Redmond. Barbara was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, Md. and graduated from Great Mills High School. She worked bartending with her sister Kitty at the Clover Inn, Hollywood, Md. and in 1962 left to be a homemaker and mother. Barbara liked to play cards, watch football with the family, and loved her cats and dogs. She enjoyed holidays at her sister in laws home with the family. A Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, Md.

Jane Virginia Nash, 79 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” King James 2nd Timothy 4:7. Jane Virginia Nash was the 10th child born

to the late Marion and Margaret Johnson on February 15, 1935. She had ten brothers and sisters - Gladys, Lester, Hampton, Lemuel, Morris, Hubert, Irene, Joyce and Johnnie. She often spoke about her wonderful childhood and the love they shared. She was educated in the city of Dumfries, Va. She later moved to Washington D.C. and then Maryland. She was a hard worker and her own woman. She retired from Safeway after 28 years of service. After retiring, she was an entrepreneur, establishing several businesses, including a thriving commercial cleaning service called “Crystal Cleaning”. Jane loved God and gracefully served him as best she could. She was a member of Glenarden Baptist Church in Glenarden, Md. Jane was always filled with compassion and interest in others. She won the trust and hearts of all she came in contact with through her constant nurturing, love and faith. She made friends easily and maintained contact as best she could. Jane was known for ease in conversation even with total strangers and she possessed a contagious smile. Throughout her life she always had a simple, sweet demeanor and a great sense of humor that she maintained to the end. Her laughter and kindness will always be remembered. Jane was very active before her illness. She loved being outdoors and working in the yard. She loved music, dancing and bowling. Her greatest love however, was her family. Her brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews were the world to her. She loved holidays and family gatherings and always cooked delicious dishes in which everyone was welcomed. Her signature dessert was the BEST lemon meringue pies, prepared with an abundance of love. A woman of faith with a true heart of gold; she had a real zest for life that showed in everything she did. Her favorite color is purple, no matter the shade; if it was purple, she loved it. Purple is described as the color of royalty, and ROYALTY described her perfectly! Jane never gave up. She never complained and always maintained a cheerful

outlook for an optimistic future – even though she had some major setbacks, hospitalization and pain; she gave a whole new meaning to the word “Strong”. On Saturday, April 12th, God called his beloved daughter home. She is our Angel that lived, laughed and loved with more passion than anyone we have ever known. Jane was married twice, first to James Hargrove of Virginia Beach and then the late Floyd Nash of Lorton, Va. She leaves to cherish her loving memories six children, Jiame Hargrove, wife Regina of Washington, D.C., Wayne Hargrove, wife Carol of Fort Washington, Md., Gilser Nash of Upper Marlboro, Md., Ginger Steedley, husband, Mark, Floyd Reynaldo Nash of Suitland, Md. and Troy Nash of Largo, Md.; one Loving Sister, Joyce Douglas; six sisters-in-law, Mae Nash, Ardelia “Sissie” Metoyer, Jacqueline Johnson, Yvonne Johnson, Beatrice Johnson; her still sisterin-law and devoted friend, Lavern Lewis and one brother-in-law, Robert Whitlock. Jane also leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Acknowledgement The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers, and the support in many heart-felt forms from so many people. We would like to thank St. Mary County Hospice, who was a tremendous blessing and Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home in Mechanicsville, Md. We would like to give a special thanks to her son-in law, Mark Steedley, who went far beyond the call of duty and was her constant loving caregiver, along with her daughter, Ginger. We would like to thank her close friends, Joanne, Elaine, Jean and Jesse who visited her constantly, Anthony and Angela Whitlock, her niece and nephew and also Bonita Brisker, her adoptive daughter who was there to the end. Family will unite with friends on Friday, April 25 for visitation at 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 18410 Chapel Drive, Triangle, Va. 22172. Interment will be private. Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, Md.

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MIROCK Superbike Series This Weekend!

The Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK Superbike Series is headed to Maryland International Raceway for the 17th annual Fast by Gast Spring Nationals on April 25-27th. Over 600 race bikes will pour into MIR for an action packed weekend of motorcycle drag racing. The event will feature the following classes: Orient Express Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street, Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman, Cycle Connection Crazy 8’s, Louis Concrete 4.60 Index, FBR Shop 5.60 Index, Fast by Gast Pro E.T., and Brock’s Performance Street E.T. The event will also include Grudge Racing, and the “Afterdark Underground” 3-hour grudge program on Saturday night. The event will also host a vendor midway full of motorcycle parts, apparel, and accessories! So head to Maryland International Raceway for an exciting weekend of motorcycle action! Gates will open Friday at 9am, and there will be an early bird testing session from 10am5pm. Friday evening there will also be a Test & Tune from 6:30pm - 11pm. On Saturday the gates will open at 8am, with sportsman qualifying starting at 9am. Pro Qualifying is at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. Pro ET and Street ET eliminations will start on Saturday at 2pm. After Saturday’s ET eliminations the After Dark Underground will begin with 3 hours of smack talking and grudge racing. On Sunday the gates will open at 8am, and the church service will start at 8:30am. Sportsman time runs will start at 9am. Eliminations all classes will start at 11:30am. For full details on the MIROCK series visit or call the 24-Hour Dragline Hotline at 301-884-RACE or visit MIR’s website at

Hollidge Continues Early-Season Win Tear, Scores Friday at Potomac Bowie Doubles in Crate Late Models By Doug Watson Contributing Writer “I could get used to this,” were the words from Mechanicsville Md.’s Dale Hollidge after scoring his second Late Model feature win of the season in last Friday nights 35-lap Vern Harris memorial at Potomac Speedway. The win for Hollidge, worth $2500, was his fifth career Potomac Late Model win and his third overall in 2014 as he’s also scored a win at Virginia’s Winchester speedway. JT Spence and Dale Hollidge brought the field to the initial green flag of the race with Hollidge surging into the race lead as the mob raced off turn-two. Hollidge would eventually pace all 35-circuits, but it was no easy trip to victory lane. As Hollidge lead, JT Spence and Jason Covert waged a furious battle for second and third before Spence secured the runner-up spot for good on lap-22. Spence hounded Hollidge relentlessly over the final 13-laps, but Hollidge would take the win by a car-length at the stripe aboard his Rocket no.0. “I knew I had to get to the front first tonight.” Hollidge explained in Potomac’s victory lane. “I thought if I could beat JT (Spence) coming off turn-two and get the lead, we’d have a good shot to win. The middle of the track was the place to be tonight.” Hollidge had nothing but praise for the well prepared Potomac surface. “This place has been awesome.” Said Hollidge. “The new clay has really done the trick and you can race all over this place now. I just hope we can keep this going.” Covert settled for third, point-leader Stevie Long came from 11th to take fourth with Kenny Moreland rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Covert and Spence. Ben Bowie raced to his second win of the season in the 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model feature. Reese Masiello lead

the first six-laps from his second starting spot before Bowie charged into the race lead on lap-seven. Defending track champion John Imler slid into second on lap-seventeen and took chase, but Bowie would prevail for the win. “We had to work hard for that one tonight.” Bowie stated. “This class has made racing fun again, so we’ll take this thing to Winchester tomorrow and see what we can do.” Masiello held on for third, 12th-starting Jeff Pilkerton was fourth with Sam Archer rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Pilkerton and Masiello. Mike Latham continued his domination of the Street Stock ranks as he scored his third win in a row in the divisions 16-lap main. Defending track champion Darren Alvey lead the first 10-laps before Latham secured the top-spot on lap11 and would drive off to collect his 33rd career Potomac feature win. Point leader Darren Alvey would hold tough for second, Johnny Oliver was third, Mike Raleigh was fourth with Troy Kassiris rounding out the top-five. Jonathon Raley added his name to the winners list with his first win of the season in the 15-lap Hobby Stock feature, becoming the fourth different winner in the four week old season. Raley started on the pole and would lead all 15laps, but would have to withstand a furious late-race rush by current point leader Jerry Deason to preserve the win. John Burch came home third, Tony Archer was fourth with Greg Morgan completing the top-five. Defending track champion Ray Bucci took his first win of 2014 in the nightcap 20-lap Strictly Stock feature. John Hardesty lead for 19-laps before Bucci took the lead going into turn three on the final lap to score the dramatic win. Hardesty held on for second, JJ Silvious was third, Ed Pope Sr. took fourth with Justin Gilroy rounding out the top-five.

Late Model feature finish 1. Dale Hollidge 2. JT Spence 3. Jason Covert 4. Stevie Long 5. Kenny Moreland 6. Austin Hubbard 7. Jim McBee 8. Pancho Lawler 9. Deane Guy 10. Jamie Lathroum 11. Glenn Elliott 12. Rich Marks 13. Matt Tarbox 14. Marty Hanbury RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish 1. Ben Bowie 2. John Imler 3. Reese Masiello 4. Jeff Pilkerton 5. Sam Archer 6. Timmy Booth 7. Tracey Graves 8. Darren Henderson 9. Brian Lederhouse 10. Cody Dawson 11. Sonny Hatzell 12. Transton Stoner Street Stock feature finish 1. Mike Latham 2. Darren Alvey 3. Johnny Oliver 4. Mike Raleigh 5. Troy Kassiris 6. Chuck Bowie 7. Dale Reamy 8. Mike Hanbury Hobby Stock feature finish 1. Jonathon Raley 2. Jerry Deason 3. John Burch 4. Tony Archer 5. Greg Morgan 6. Ed Pope 7. Jamie Sutphin 8. Will Nelson 9. Kenny Sutphin 10. Billy Crouse 11. Robbie Kramer Jr. 12. Ryan Clement 13. Matt Stewart 14. Buddy Dunagan 15. Bobby Miexsall Strictly Stock feature finish 1. Ray Bucci 2. John Hardesty 3. JJ Silvious 4. Ed Pope Sr. 5. Justin Gilroy 6. Paul Jones 7. Greg “Catfish” Mattingly 8. Nabil Guffey 9. Tiffany Pope 10. Megan Emory 11. Johnny Hardesty 12. Zack Smizer 13. Jimmy Suite


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Racing Loses a Friend in Huey Wilcoxon By Doug Watson Contributing Writer It was a typical Friday night at Maryland’s Potomac Speedway. The sun was setting off the third turn, racers and pit crew members were preparing their machines for another night of competition as the fans eagerly took their seats in the Potomac grandstands. The night went off without a hitch and Dale Hollidge would score his second win of the season in the 35-lap Late Model main after a torrid late race rush from JT Spence. Jubilation would carry into the night, but when Saturday afternoon came, things would become quite somber. After scoring a 10th place feature finish with his MBH no.6 on Friday Jamie Lathroum and company loaded their machine into the teams hauler in preparation for a trip to Hagerstown speedway on Saturday. All seemed normal, until news hit the airwaves that MBH proprietor and true ambassador to Late Model racing, Huey Wilcoxon, had passed away after an apparent heart-attack claimed his life as he was traveling home from Potomac on Friday night. Huey was just 49. I had the chance to meet Huey when I was 17-years old and even though we weren’t the best of friends, we still always had the chance to catch-up in the pit area at various race tracks and talk about the funny things we saw in the past, and the future of the sport, we both love so dearly. Over the years Huey had worked for just about every who’s who of the Mid-Atlantic Late Model scene, and brought success with him. I’m thinking it was around 2007 or 2008 Huey got hooked-up with an up and coming young lead-foot who was on the verge of stardom, Mechanicsville Md.’s Jamie Lathroum. The duo became quite a formidable team taking wins with the WoO, Lucas Oil Late Model Series, MACS, Three State Flyers at almost too many tracks to count.

I remember one night at Hagerstown as Huey and I stood near a huge bonfire at a weekend race we shared a few beers and plenty of stories but one thing he told me sticks very clear in my mind, his admiration for Jamie Lathroum. “I love watching that boy drive.” Huey said to me with an ear to ear grin. “I’ve worked with a lot of drivers over the years, but he has the most natural talent to drive a race car than anyone I’ve ever seen. He can do things with these Late Models like I’ve never seen before, and even though he tears the fenders off a few times, he’s always giving 100% whether he’s racing for the win or for 20th, He sure does make things fun.” It wasn’t 10-seconds after Huey shared this with me, New York’s Larry Wight (who was wheeling a LM and Big-Block Modified that weekend) walked over and asked Huey a chassis question, and our conversation was over. That’s the kind of guy Huey was. Whether you bought a car from him or, just needed some advice with the car you had, Huey was always there to help. Huey’s willingness to help others and our, sometimes heated, conversations together are the things I’ll remember most. I’m going to miss you brother. Weekend NotesStevie Long,Potomac’s late Model point leader, encountered mechanical issues with his Rocket no.44L during qualifying on Friday and would be forced to start 11th in the Late Model feature, but would rebound nicely with a fourth in the divisions 35-lap main...After finishig fifth Friday at Potomac, Kenny Moreland would steer his Rocket no.24 to the Late Model win Saturday at Winchester (VA), becoming the track’s fourth different winner in the four-week old season...In three starts this season, Ben Bowie has two wins and a runner-up finish with his Rocket no.17 in Potomac’s Crate late Model divi-

Blue Crabs To Provide New Sights And Sounds In 2014 The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are set to unveil some exciting new features around Regency Furniture Stadium for the upcoming 2014 season. Gates open at 6 p.m. this Thursday for the 7th Annual Opening Night of Blue Crabs Baseball and fans will get their first chance to see the brand new amenities around the ballpark. “We’ve made some additions to the overall stadium experience that we think the fans will really enjoy,” Blue Crabs Assistant General Manager of Marketing & Special Events Courtney Knichel said. “The Blue Crabs have the most loyal fans in the Atlantic League and providing them with fresh ideas and new traditions are something they deserve.” Keeping with the Blue Crabs 2014 theme of “Your Town, Your Theme”, the parking lot signs surrounding Regency Furniture Stadium are now named after surrounding towns in the Southern Maryland area. Fans are now able to park in lots named after their hometowns such as Chesapeake Beach, La Plata, St. Charles, Hughesville, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard and other neighboring towns. In addition to the new looks around the yard, the Blue Crabs will also have some noticeable changes to their in-game entertainment. After serving as the traditional song for years during every eighth inning, “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond will be replaced by a brand new song that will premiere during the seventh inning on Opening Night in the hopes of starting a new tradition at Regency Furniture Stadium. The changes don’t stop there as the Blue

Crabs will have a new look in the dugout with first-year manager Lance Burkhart. A former catcher with the Blue Crabs back in 2009, Burkhart spent the last four seasons as the hitting coach for the Lancaster Barnstormers. Burkhart was the handpicked successor for the managerial position replacing previous skipper Patrick Osborn. On Opening Night, the Blue Crabs will celebrate with the theme “Thursday Night Lights” and the first 1,000 fans will receive a magnet schedule presented by Community Bank of the Chesapeake. After the 7:00 PM tilt against the Bluefish, the Blue Crabs will end the evening in style with a post-game fireworks extravaganza to honor Wawa’s 50th birthday. Tickets are going fast so purchase yours by visiting or calling 301-638-9788. The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League, considered the highest level of Minor League Baseball. Atlantic League players are “Major League ready” and in the last 16 years, over 600 players have graduated from Atlantic League clubs to Major League organizations, making the League a preferred route for experienced players to be scouted by Major League Baseball. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Md. The franchise will look to open its 7th season on Thursday, April 24. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit for more information and to save your seat at the ballpark today!


sion...Veteran Jim McBee, a 22-time career Late Model winner at Potomac, was a surprise entrant in Friday’s program wheeling the former Jeremy Miller Rocket no.1M. McBee would steer the unfamiliar mount to a seventh-place feature finish... Former NFL football player Rick Singleton won Saturday’s Crate Late Model feature at Winchester on Saturday, for his first-career win at the track. Friday at Bedford (PA) speedway, Singleton nailed-down his second consecutive Limited late Model feature win with his MasterSbilt no.99...Winchester’s Mike Corbin continues to dominate the Pure Stock ranks at Hagerstown as he collected his fourth win of the season, in five starts, aboard his ARC race cars no.25...Speaking of consistency, Potomac Hobby Stock pilot Jerry Deason has scored one feature win and three second-place finishes, with his no.24, in the four races run for the class to date...Jonathon Raley’s Hobby Stock win on Friday at Potomac was his 10th career win at the track...After winning the 358 LM feature at Lincoln (PA) the week prior, Gene Knaub collected two wins this past weekend as he drove his Rocket no.1 to 358 LM wins at TrailWay (PA) on Friday and Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park on Saturday...Reese Masiello has collected two fifth’s and now a third place finish on Friday at Potomac in the Crate late Model division with his BRC race Cars no.22R...Former Street Stock racer Tracey Graves made his Crate Late Model debut on Friday night with a beautifully prepared Rocket no.28 and would steer the car to a solid 7th in the divisions 20-lap feature...Fresh off her career-best third place feature finish at Susquehanna last Saturday night, Hanover Pa.’s Michelle Walls drove to her first-career feature win at Pa.’s Lincoln speedway as the Street Stock class made it’s one, and only apperance of the season at the track.

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Finish-the-Story contest underway Children ages 6-12 can finish storyteller Ming Diaz’s 1812-themed story and be entered in the Raiders & Invaders Finish-the-Story contest. Every participant will receive a Bruster’s Ice Cream coupon. Six finalists will receive Don’t Give Up the Ship flags and the winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from Fenwick Used Books and Music in Leonardtown. The completed story with the winning ending will be told at the Raiders & Invaders Festival. Entry forms and instructions are available at any branch. Deadline for entry is May 16.

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1st Annual Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Festival Coming This August

Computer classes scheduled for adults The following adult computer classes have spaces available: Introduction to PowerPoint 2010 at Charlotte Hall branch on Apr. 28; Intermediate PowerPoint at Leonardtown branch on Apr. 28; and Introduction to Publisher at Lexington Park branch on April 30. All three classes start at 2 p.m. and registration is required. Basic computer classes will be offered at Lexington Park branch during May. A complete list of computer classes offered is posted on the library’s website. Comic books to be given away May 3 is Free Comic Book Day. Customers can stop by any branch and pick up a free comic book on May 3 while supplies last. The comic books were donated by Third Eye Comics. Programs focus on activities that encourage fun with books Parents and caregivers can bring their little ones and listen to a new story, make a craft, and enjoy activities that encourage fun with books at Lexington Park branch on May 6 at 10:30 a.m. and at Charlotte Hall branch on May 7 at 9:45 a.m. Summer Reading volunteers needed Applications are being accepted for Summer Reading volunteers. Students must be entering the 6th grade or older to apply. The application is posted on the library’s website and is due May 10. Master Gardeners conduct plant clinics The Master Gardeners are conducting plant clinics twice a month at each branch: the first and third Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lexington Park branch; the second and fourth Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leonardtown branch; and on the first and third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Charlotte Hall branch.

CAT OF THE WEEK Hi, my name is Zeus, I am a big handsome sweetheart of a Maine Coon! I am playful and sweet! I love to be with my humans. I love to be petted, and will rub up against you, follow you around the house, and sleep with you. I prefer to be the one and only, as I am not willing to share my domain with any other cat or dog. If you have room in your heart and home for me, fill out an application, and if you are approved, we will spend the rest of our lives fur-ever happy! You can fill out an application at www.feralcatrescuemd. org and email it to moonandhunt@ You can meet me at Petco on Sundays between 11 and 3 PM Feral Cat Rescue has free spay/neuter grants for cats living in zip code 20659. Please email for info

By Kay Poiro Staff Writer This August marks the 1st Annual Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Festival presented by Toyota of Southern Maryland. The event is a Maryland State Championship sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, the festival will be held at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds and includes a professional barbeque competition, as well as an amateur backyard competition. Amateur entrants must register in advance. Entry fee is $50 with competitors providing their own ribs and/ or chicken. Competitors can cook one or the other, but must cook both types of meat to qualify for the chance to be grand champion, earning a portion of the $1500 cash purse and free entry into next year’s KCBS professional barbeque competition. The Southern Maryland Brew and BBQ Festival is one of 300-plus KCBS sanctioned barbeque competitions held annually across the country. Event Manager and President of Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group John Winters says his company is bringing the event to Southern Maryland in an effort to promote tourism, stimulate the local economy and support local charitable organizations. “Similar events have been held around the state before, but this is the first time in Southern Maryland and

we’re very excited,” he says. Winters adds that, although the entry pool for barbeque competitions can vary, the number of entrants for this competition will not be capped. “There’s plenty of room for everybody at the fairgrounds,” he says. In the months leading up to the competition, the Full Effect Live! Promotional team will attend other events in and around Southern Maryland. They will be selling raffle tickets for a 2014 Toyota Corolla S to be given away during the August competition. This Friday, April 25, the team will be selling raffle tickets for the car and other items at the top of Charles Street in Calvert County near the Tiki Bar. In addition to the professional and amateur barbeque competitions, the event also includes many commercial and craft vendors, a food court with local favorites and world class BBQ, a kid’s zone, teen zone, craft beer and wine garden, and two days of live music. Sam Grow headlines Friday’s entertainment and 80s rock band Kix plays Saturday with local favorite Piranahs as the opening act. Competitors for the KCBS sanctioned and amateur barbeque competitions can register online or print and mail the registration form. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or email


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Celebrate Spring at HSMC May Day Revels on May 3

Days are longer, flowers are blooming, and hearts are light! Historic St. Mary’s City will host May Day revels on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.    Celebrate spring with the colonists - rally ‘round the may pole, learn a colonial dance, and play games that will entertain you as they did your ancestors.  There will be garden crafts to make and take home and puppet shows to amuse children of all ages. Local vendors will be on hand selling wares from rugs to fresh cut flowers.  Bring a picnic and dine at river’s edge or purchase snack items from the museum’s Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.  Admission is $10 for adults, $9 seniors, $6 students, and free for those 5 years and under and Friends members.    Historic St.  Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland.  For more information about the museum contact the Visitor Center at 240-8954990, 800-SMC-1634, or 

Celebrate May Day with dancing, games, and spring crafts at Historic St. Mary’s City.

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Raiders and Invaders Invitation Organizers of the War of 1812 Commemorative Raiders & Invaders weekend festival are seeking artisan vendors to sell their wares on Saturday, June 7, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Raiders & Invaders weekend is a robust blend of historical elements and hometown heritage and culture, including local and period musicians, street theater, artisan demonstrations, boat tours, historical displays and speakers, food, wine, and beer. With a solid statewide marketing campaign, organizers are anticipating more than 10,000 people will attend this County-wide event. Vendors who sell items which are reminiscent of the late 1700's - early 1800's, artisans who sell modern applications of traditional crafts (leather, pottery, woodworking, smithing, cooking, fiber arts, music and children's activities), and/or those providing items that are distinctly Southern Maryland are invited to apply for a vendor space. To learn more about the event, please visit the website at Questions may be directed to Maria Fleming at 301-475-9791; vendor forms and guidelines may be downloaded at www.leonardtown.

Election Judges Sought for Upcoming Elections Primary election is June 24 and general election Nov. 4 The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections is in need of individuals interested in being an Election Judge for the upcoming primary and general elections.

Who can be an Election Judge? You are eligible if you: • Are registered to vote in Maryland • Are not a candidate for any public or political party office • Are detailed oriented and can speak, read and write the English language • Are a motivated person who can endure long hours (6am-10pm) • Can provide your own transportation to and from your assigned polling place • Enjoy meeting people and serving the public

What does an Election Judge do?

In accordance with Federal and State law, you must perform all of the duties assigned to you by the Local Board of Elections and perform your duties faithfully, dil-

igently and without partiality or prejudice. • Prepare the polling place for voting • Check in voters • Instruct voters on how to use the voting equipment • Maintain the security of voting materials • Close the polling place

Is an Election Judge paid?

Yes. Judges are paid per election as well as for attending the required training class. However if you do not work the Election, you do not get paid for attending the training class. You will be paid by the county within 4-6 weeks. If you are interested please go to our web site click on Government, then click Board of Elections, then click on the Election Judge star and fill out the perspective judge form and mail it to our office at P O Box 197, Leonardtown Md, 20650 or Call us at 301 475- 7844 (1614) or Email Susan.Julian@stmarysmd. com.

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St. Mary’s Department of Aging Programs and Activities Free Legal Advice

Local attorneys will be on hand to provide free 15 minute consultations regarding matters such as: wills, power of attorney, debt problems, foreclosure, unemployment benefits, divorce, and other civil matters. This event will be held Wed., Apr. 30 from 10 am – 12 noon at the Church of the Ascension located at 21641 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park. Appointments are not required.

Home Repairs

The USDA Rural Development office is currently accepting 1% interest loan applications from low-income homeowners who are in need of home repairs such as roofing, wells, window replacement, etc. Homeowners age 62 and over may qualify for a grant up to $7,500. Interested applicants should apply quickly as funds are limited through Jun. 30, 2014. To find out if you are eligible contact the Rural Development office in La Plata at 301-934-9588, ext. 4.

Prescription Medication Presentation

A representative from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Narcotics Division and the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services will lead a discussion on Prescription Medications. The presentation will cover proper storage and disposal, precautions against prescription theft and recognizing signs of misuse. The presentation will offer valuable tips and information related to Prescription Medications. The presentation will be held at the Northern Senior Activity Center on Fri. , Apr. 25 at 1:30 p.m. Reservations are not required, but encouraged. For more information call 301-475-4200, ext. 1073.

Deadline to Register for Caregivers’ Conference Approaching

The 22nd Annual Southern Maryland Caregivers Conference is being held Fri. , May 2 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD. The $25 conference fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, conference materials, exposure to service providers in the exhibition area, and the opportunity

SENIOR LIVING to attend professionally presented educational sessions on the following topics: Community Resources & Services For Caregiving Families, Caring For Individuals With Dementia, Medication Management, Caregiver Coping Strategies, Paying For Long-Term Care, Managing Chronic Illnesses At Home, Safe Caregiving – Techniques and Equipment Options, Medical Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment, Hospice Services, Palliative Care and Preventing Identity Theft. For additional information, or to receive a registration brochure by mail, please contact: Rebecca Kessler by calling 301-475-4200, ext.1061, or by email at

Tour of Calvert Marine Museum & Skipjack Ride

Wednesday, May 7, enjoy an afternoon at Calvert Marine Museum including a ride aboard the historic skipjack, William B. Tennison (weather permitting). Start your afternoon with lunch at Stoney’s King Fisher Restaurant on Solomons Island, followed by the skipjack ride and a guided tour of the Calvert Marine Museum. Learn about estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay as well as the maritime history of these local waters. This is an adventure right in your own backyard! Lunch is self-pay at Stoney’s. Bus departs from the Loffler Senior Activity Center promptly at 11:30 a.m. Call Alice at 301-475-4200, ext. 1063 for more information. $24 fee is payable in advance at any of the county’s senior activity centers and includes bus transportation, skipjack ride and museum admission. United States Naval Academy Tour Wed., May 14 enjoy a guided tour of this state-of-the-art facility which overlooks Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. The tour features a free film, exhibits regarding graduates who have gone into space, John Paul Jones exhibit, and a sample midshipman room. The tour highlights life at the U.S. Naval Academy past and present, including Lejeune Hall, Bancroft Hall, Tecumseh Court, Herndon Monument, Main Chapel (when open) and crypt of Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones. Photo ID is required of everyone for entrance. Considerable walking is involved, wear comfortable shoes. Bring your own travel snacks. Lunch is self-pay at the Dry Dock Restaurant

from a pre-selected menu. Bus leaves from the Loffler Senior Activity Center at 8 a.m. and returns around 4:30 p.m. Call Alice at 301-475-4200, ext. 1063 for information. $40 fee includes motor coach transportation and admission and must be paid in advance at any of the county’s senior activity centers. Lunch is extra.

Massage and Reflexology available at the Loffler Senior Activity Center

Therapeutic massage and reflexology are getting a lot of good press these days but the benefits have been well-known in holistic circles since ancient times. The massage therapist at the Loffler Senior Activity Center is certified in both practices and is available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Appointments are required and must be made in advance. There are a few openings in her schedule. So if you are interested in making an appointment or wish for more information call 301-7375670 ext. 1658.

AARP Smart Drivers Course coming to Loffler

On May 7, AARP will offer their Smart Driving Course for seniors at the Loffler Senior Activity Center from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members (must provide your AARP number) or $20 for Non AARP members payable to the instructor on the day of the class. There will be a one hour lunch break beginning at 11:30 a.m. If you wish to stay on premises during the break, lunch is available at Loffler for $6 (if you are under 60 years old) or by donation if you are 60+. Pre-registration is required. To sign up or for more information call 301737-5670, ext. 1658.

Help make flowers for our May luncheons

Twice a month the Loffler Senior Activity Center hosts a special luncheon and we like to make the table look extra nice with simple yet attractive centerpieces. We will be making May flower arrangements using handmade flowers. Would you like to learn a flower-making technique using cardstock, scissors and water? If so, stop by the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Thursday, May 8 at 10 a.m. For more information call 301-7375670, ext. 1658.

Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-737-5670, ext. 1652; Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050 Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 1001 Visit the Department of Aging’s website at for the most up-to date information.

Dr. Lumbrozo By Linda Reno Contributing Writer During the early days of the colony, besides Catholics and Protestants, there were also people of the Jewish faith who came here. One was Dr. John [aka Jacob] Lumbrozo from Lisbon, Portugal. “In 1658 he was charged with blasphemy under the Toleration Act of 1649 for having spoken in a way which was interpreted as questioning the divinity of Christ. After his indictment, and before he was brought to trial, proceedings were stopped by the timely arrival of Cromwell’s proclamation of amnesty prohibiting prosecutions for religious opinions.” On August 5, 1662 Lumbrozo appeared at the St. Mary’s Court to answer the complaint of John Hammond. Hammond stated that the previous spring he bought certain goods from Lumbrozo for an agreed upon weight of tobacco. Hammond offered to provide documentation for the purchase but Lumbrozo declined saying that he had received “much kindness and several extraordinary courtesies” when he had been at Hammond’s house. Hammond was not specific but that by several comments made by Lumbrozo and other things Hammond’s wife had told him he “found cause to forewarn him from his house.” Later Dr. Lumbrozo sent his servant Isham to demand payment from Hammond at a higher cost than they had originally agreed. According to Hammond, Lumbrozo began telling other residents that he could not get payment from Hammond who “would have him lain with his wife for satisfaction and further that Lumbrozo

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broached the same so confidently and frequently that it became general discourse and hath so blemished your petitioner [Hammond] that he is become by word and scoff of many” both in Maryland and Virginia that “it hath wholly taken away his hope of livelihood.” The case was continued until October 11, 1662 and at that time Walter Peake testified that he had been at the house of John Shercliffe the previous spring and while there he heard that Dr. Lumbrozo said that Mr. Hammond “had proffered him his wife to lie with him in satisfaction of some goods Hammond had bought from him.” Peake met with Hammond and reproved him for proffering his wife to Lumbrozo. Hammond then told Peake of what Lumbrozo had said to him. Hammond asked Lumbrozo why he had given Mrs. Hammond an Elle of fine holland (about 2’ of cloth). Lumbrozo replied he gave it to her “for the times he had lain with her.” Hammond “swore many bloody oaths and called the said Lumbrozo rogue and villain and said he had then forewarned him from his house.” The court threw out the case and ordered Lumbrozo to pay damages to Hammond. In 1663 Dr. Lumbrozo was hauled into court again, this time in Charles County when John Browne said that Lumbrozo had “laid with his maid Elizabeth Wild and she was with child, so the doctor gave her physic to destroy it.” Lumbrozo married Wild before a trial could be held since a married woman could not testify against her husband. Dr. Lumbrozo died in Charles County in 1665.


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May, Month Long

Friday, April 25

North End Gallery - May 2014 - “T to Tea” 41652 Fenwick St, Leonardtown With thoughts of spring around the corner, and summer following in her footsteps, the North End Gallery will be offering an Afternoon Tea at the Gallery in May. Together with the May show “T to Tea” , where the gallery artists will look at artworks that focus on all things that begin with the letter “T” the Gallery will present an actual Afternoon Tea as well. The Afternoon Tea will take place on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. in the Gallery on Fenwick Street in Leonardtown. In addition to tea and light refreshments a brief tea related program will be presented. Reservations are required as there will be a limited number of seats. The tickets are Fifteen dollars a person and will be available at the gallery in advance. The May show, “T to Tea” will run from April 30 until June 1. The first Friday reception will be on May 2 from 5 until 8 p.m. The Gallery is located at 41652 Fenwick Street in Leonardtown. They may be reached at 301-475-3130 and the web address is

St. Marie’s Musica St. Mary’s City – 7 p.m. Dance on My Heart will take place at 7 p.m. at the Restored Chapel in St. Mary’s City with the St. Maries Minstrels.

Thursday, April 24 Step Into Impressionism: Acrylic Painting Workshop 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Series: 2-class series Member Cost: $125 Nonmember Cost: $135 Materials Fee: materials list provided OR $15 due to instructor at class Instructor: Nancy Thompson Bring your creativity and your acrylics to learn new techniques for your paintings! Working from the photograph, we will be creating impressionist works. Learn how to use acrylic mediums that will make your paintings more interesting and easier to paint. Color mixing will be stressed so that your acrylic paintings will be rich and subtle. You may paint on canvas or primed watercolor paper. Join us for a creative adventure! Registration required. Call 410-3264640 to register. For more information, visit Eat Wings. Raise Funds. 46370 Lexington Village Way, Lexington Park – 5 p.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake is holding a monthly fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings® on Thursday April 24 from 5 p.m. to closing. Everyone is invited to gather for dinner or a snack. On this day, 10% of all food purchases will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake. Proceeds will benefit children and youth in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties. Pax River Naval Air Museum, Annual Membership Meeting 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park – 5 to 7 p.m. Pax River Naval Air Museum

Lyme Disease Seminar 115 J. W. Williams Road Prince Frederick - 6 to 8 p.m. Community Lyme Awareness and Education Lecture with Dr. Kathy Spreen. Dr. Spreen is the author of Compendium of Tick-Borne Disease: A Thousand Pearls, Her book will be available for only $50.00 for those who would like to have a copy at this discounted rate. Held at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick campus. Co-sponsored by Calvert Library and Calvert Memorial Hospital. 410-535-0291. Car wash for St. Mary’s County Destination Imagination Teams 46370 Lexington Village Way, Lexington Park – 4 to 6 p.m. Car-Wash to benefit St. Mary’s County Destination Imagination teams, Buffalo Wild Wings in Lexington Park, Friday, April 25, 4 to 6 p.m. Proceeds will help send the two Destination Imagination teams from Chesapeake Public Charter School to the International Competition in Maryland. Buffalo Wild Wings has offered to donate 10% of the profits from food sales that evening to the team. Guests are encouraged to stop by and enjoy a nice meal while their car gets sparkling clean. HomeSpun CoffeeHouse concert 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico – 7 to 7:30 p.m. SMTMD will sponsor a HomeSpun CoffeeHouse concert at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, Md. on Friday, April 25. Tonight’s concert will feature Alexander Mitchell with John Devine. Alexander Mitchell, Berklee College of Music graduate, is an acoustic multi-instrumentalist who plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and has an amazing singing voice! Alexander started playing fiddle in 1978 after hearing bluegrass music. Since then he has been cultivating such diverse styles as Appalachian, bluegrass, Celtic, Klezmer, traditional roots dance music, ballroom, sizzling hot swing and jazz. Alex does booking for weddings, corporate events, private parties, house concerts and concerts. Just a few of his noteworthy career highlights are: a national tour of Woodie Guthrie’s American Song with the Missouri Repertory Theatre, played for and appeared in Ted Turner’s movie, “Gettysburg”, The Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, Lisner Auditorium for the “Revels”, the Birchmere, Weinberg Center and the Strathmore. In addition to this he has played with numerous extremely talented folks all along the east coast at hundreds of venues. A few of Mitchell’s sound bites can be heard at John Devine has been singing and playing guitar for dances, concerts, school programs and workshops for over thirty years – it is his profession and what he loves to do.  Noted as an exceptional singer graced

with talented guitar playing, and a delightful sense of humor, he has traveled and played extensively independently and with numerous folk artists and groups, including Steve Hickman, Ralph Gordon, Fiddlestyx and Blue Bamboo. More information about John can be viewed at: winddancefarm. org/john-devine-music. The doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Refreshments are available (donation requested). For more information and directions, go to

Saturday, April 26 St. Marie’s Musica Bowie, Md. – 7 p.m. Dance on My Heart will take place at 7 p.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Bowie, Md. Spaghetti Dinner 4095 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head – 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $10, children 3-12 years $5, children under 3 years Free Dinners include Spaghetti with or without meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, applesauce, soda and baked good for dessert All proceeds benefit the Indian Head VFD&RS Ladies Auxiliary, Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction 225 Alexander St, Solomons – 6:30 to 9 p.m. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is holding its 6th annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction on April 26 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Solomon’s Island. Event begins at 6:30 p.m., will end at 9 p.m. Ticket price is $25.00 per person. You may purchase tickets at our Restore in Lexington Park, located on the corner of Route 235 & Great Mills Road. Tickets can be purchase at the event and online at For more information please visit our website or call us at 301-863-6227. RELAY FESTIVAL 23418 Three Notch Road, California – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County, Md. Lenny’s Restaurant Parking Lot, 23418 Three Notch Road, California, Md., 20619 Saturday April 26th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teams from Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County will gather to conducts a variety of fundraisers benefiting the American Cancer Society (ACS). Yard sales! Arts and crafts! Vendor sales! Food and beverages! For more information about this event, please contact Jenifer Kearns at The Relay For Life of St. Mary’s County is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community. It is an exciting, team-based, overnight walking event that brings people together to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones we have lost, and empower communities to fight back! For more information, visit our website at, find us on Facebook, or contact Event Chair Keith Brady, PechaKucha Volume 2 25470 Point Lookout Road – 7 p.m.

PechaKucha Volume 2, a celebration of the diverse creativity present here in our local community, is coming to Leonardtown on Saturday April 26. PechaKucha began in Tokyo as a unique way for designers to share their work. Now an international phenomenon, events are offered in more than 600 locations around the world. Because the events are intended to bring communities together, anyone can apply to share their stories and ideas. All presenters face the same dynamic challenge: telling a compelling story in the standard PechaKucha format of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each. The presenters for Volume 2 will be speaking about storm chasing, playwriting, I Spy, the arts, and more. Organized by The Friends of The Leonardtown Theater, Inc., PechaKucha Leonardtown will be held in the private room of the Leonardtown Grille. Admission is FREE. Doors open at 7 p.m. and presentations begin at 8 p.m. Seating is limited. Come early and enjoy dinner at the Grille! Additional events in the series are expected in August and November of 2014. For more information, contact

Sunday, April 27 St. Marie’s Musica 225 Alexander St, Solomons – 3 p.m. Dance on My Heart will take place at 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Solomons with Patuxent Voices. This will be a SMILE benefit concert. Sotterley Plant Sale and Plant Exchange 44300 Sotterley Ln, Hollywood – 12 to 3 p.m. The Sotterley Garden Guild is responsible for the care and maintenance our Colonial Revival Garden. All proceeds will support the upkeep of Sotterley’s gardens and grounds. The Free Plant Exchange gives gardeners the opportunity to bring their plants and exchange for other annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, bulbs, and seeds! For more information on upcoming Sotterley Plantation events, visit www.

Monday, April 28 Christian Concert at Ryken 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown – 7 p.m. Christian Concert at St. Mary’s Ryken HS auditorium. Marie Miller is an up-and-coming, young, vibrant, talented Christian artist. Her newest single, “You’re Not Alone” has hit #1 on the Christian Radio charts. Join Father Andrew White school as they present Marie Miller LIVE!  All are welcome.  Tickets are limited. To get tickets in advance, contact: Tickets available at the door. Group rates available. $4/ticket in advance, $5/ticket at the door. Kids 5 and under are free! St. Marie’s Musica 25550 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown – 7 p.m. Dance on My Heart will take place at 7 p.m. at First Saints Community Church St. Paul’s Campus with Leonardtown Elementary School 4th and 5th grade chorus.


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Tuesday, April 29 Bmx Racing Practice Day Chaptico Park - Budds Creek Road, Mechanicsville SOMD BMX is a non-profit BMX track sanctioned by USABMX. Riders of all ages are welcome, from 2yrs - 60 yrs+. Come ride or race at your own comfort level. Great family environment!! Practice sessions are a great time to tour and become familiar with our track and the sport. Ride at your own pace! Visit us at www. or on Facebook at www. All you need to race is a BMX bike, full face helmet, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Contact for additional details or with questions!! CSM’s Chorale Concert 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata – 7:30 p.m. CSM’s Chorale: Chorale Concert. 7:30 p.m. on April 29, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Chorale, under the direction of Krystal McCoy, is a mixed choir of women’s and men’s voices that performs a variety of styles, including traditional and modern choral music, gospel music, contemporary popular music and historical styles such as the madrigal. The program is entitled “Freedom in Song” and will feature Paul Halley’s Freedom Trilogy. $5 in advance, $7 day of concert., 301-934-7828, www.

Wednesday, April 30 Patuxent Defense Forum 18952 E Fishers Road, St Mary’s City – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9th Annual Patuxent Defense Forum “Challenges for the U.S. and NATO in Promoting Middle East Stability and Security”, co-sponsored by the Center for Study of Democracy, will be held at the St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Wednesday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The registration fee is $95 per person. For more information on the forum and registration, visit Free Legal Advice 21641 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To celebrate Law Day, 2014, the St. Mary’s County Bar Association is sponsoring free legal consultations. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will be located on the lower level (side door) at the Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Local attorneys will provide free, confidential consultations. Lawyers will be available to answer legal questions and offer free advice on civil (non-criminal) issues, such as: Landlord tenant disputes; Foreclosure questions; Debt problems, problems with creditors, and consumer rights; Public benefits; Powers of attorney, wills, and living wills; Divorce, child custody, and child support; Name changes; and Unemployment benefits. All are welcome!

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Bingo – American Legion Auxiliary 82 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata – 7 p.m. “American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 will hold smoke-free BINGO Thursdays with early birds beginning at 7 p.m. at Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. Doors open 6 pm. Call (301) 934-8221.”

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Sweet Healing in the Garden 44078 Saint Andrews Church Road California – 7 to 9 p.m. With the Board of Directors for Pastoral Counseling Center of St. Mary’s, Inc., (PCC) we invite you to join us at our Inaugural “Sweet Healing in the Garden” Fundraiser. Enjoy an evening of information, and sweet treats to support continued “Sweet Healing in the Garden”. We will gather with friends and supporters on May 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the St Andrew’s Parish Hall. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Tickets are available through Members of PCC Board of Directors, at www.pccstmary. org <> , on our Facebook page and by contacting Kit Jones at 410-326-9021. If you are unable to join us, please consider purchasing tickets for a friend, family member or making a donation to assist PCC as we work within our community to assist clients in finding “sweet healing in the garden”.

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Entertainment Newlyweds, New Neighbors and a Second Chance for Love “Barefoot in the Park” Has Sometime for Everyone

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Whether you are newlyweds just starting out in life or an empty-nester looking for the next adventure, the Newtowne Player’s production Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” will strike a chord with everyone in the audience. Paul and Corie Bratter (played by Peter Klug and Chelsea Long) are the newlyweds – he is a “stuffed shirt” trying to make his name as a lawyer in New York City and she is a free spirit wanting to sample all life has to offer, which may include setting her straight-laced mother Ehtel (played by Wendy Heidrich) up with the Bratter’s colorful upstairs neighbor Victor Velasco (played by Robert Rausch) The play, set in a tiny, overpriced apartment in New York in the mid-1960s, explores timeless themes – the newlywed’s first fight, a budding second-season romance and the

trials and tribulations involved in simply being alive. The production runs April 25 through May 11. The Newtowne Players will host an outdoor garden party on the grounds of Three Notch Theatre on April 26 at 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic dinner, or enjoy food from one of a number of vendors. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit “Barefoot in the Park” Starring: Chelsea Long as Corie Bratter Peter Klug as Paul Bratter Wendy Heidrich as Ethel Banks Robert Rausch as Victor Velasco John Giusti as the telephone repairman Joe Bowes as the deliveryman Photos by Sarah Miller

Art Gets a Second Life at Recycled Art Show By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is gearing up for the Sixth Annual Recycled Art Show and Benefit Auction on April 26. This year’s Recycled Art Show will be at Our Lady Star of the Sea in the Providence Room on Solomons Island from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Recycled Art Show will feature silent and live auctions featuring furniture, jewelry, tickets to sporting events and stays in timeshares, according to Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Community Outreach Coordinator Crystal L. Rones. All items at the auction involve recycling of some sort, Rones said. Furniture and jewelry are made of recycled treasures from the ReStore, vacations and sports tickets are recycled by the donors for others to use. An auction item new for this year is the auction of a service – Solomons-based craftsperson Wendy Underwood “up-cycled” old furniture and will remake a piece of the auction winners choice. This will allow the winner to get a one-of-a-kind piece make specifically for them, Underwood said. She also donated a re-made lamp for the auction. The before and after results of the pieces highlighted in the show displays what can be created from items found at

the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The auctioneer will be Billy J. Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Realty and Auctioneering. Fitzgerald was the auctioneer for last years auction, Rones said, and he called them this year to volunteer services again. Last year’s auction brought in more than $12,000, and this year Patuxent Habitat for Humanity hoped to raise $20,000 at the auction, Rones said. All proceeds go to benefit Habitat for Humanity programs, such as builds and the ReStore. Tickets are $25, which includes entry to the event, a complimentary glass of wine, food catered by Blue Wind Gourmet and music by DJ Johnny G. For more informaiton, or to purchase tickets, go to or visit the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Lexington Park.

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Ethos Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) –7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Piranhas Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Applebee’s (4100 NW Crain Highway, Bowie) – 9 p.m.

Friday, April 25 Joe Parsons Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) –7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Justin and Rusty Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Legal Action Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. Random Impact Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Karaoke with DJ Tommy T and Friends DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 26 Tonight’s Alibi Cryer’s Back Road Inn (22094 Newtown Neck Road, Leonardtown) – 8 p.m. Karaoke with DJ Tommy T and Friends Applebee’s (43480 Miramar Way, California) – 9 p.m. Peachfuzz Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. Tonight’s Alibi Cryer’s Back Road Inn (22094 Newtown Neck Road, Leonardtown) – 8 p.m.

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Higher Standards Brunch Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blues Jam Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 3 p.m.

Monday, April 28 Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) –7 to 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30 Team Trivia Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 1 The Piranhas Acoustic Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Friday, May 2 Big Money Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8:30 p.m. Moonshine Society Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) –8 p.m.

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“Floating in Photos”

By Shelby Oppermann Contributing Writer I feel like I am drowning in photos, and I probably am. There might be more people out there that take photos than me throughout their lives, but maybe not. My sons would attest to that. The funny thing is, is that I used to hate it when my Mother would take pictures of me everywhere we went. And the pictures she took of us were usually me or my brothers standing facing the sun with eyes watering, or one arm or hand up shielding our eyes from the glaring sun. There are always the shots where we are glaring. Oh wait, that was usually me- especially any age from 12 to 15. I don’t have too many photos of my brothers and I together since there was such a huge age difference between us; 9 years between my brother Billy and I, and 14 years between my brother Bobby and I. Bobby was leaving for college in 1965 when I was 4 years old. There is a whole school of thought that says if you are taking the pictures than you are not living the moment. I don’t believe that. I lived, enjoyed, and was very present as much as possible in every moment of my children’s lives. Much to their chagrin. Ask them how they felt when I was either PTA President or Vice-president at various points in their school years. When I became Vice-President at Hollywood Elementary School (the old school) while my oldest son, Robert was there, he said to me, “I guess I can’t do anything wrong now.” It didn’t matter, I was there all the time anyway. I worked part-time and was in their schools the other half – or taking them to Scouts, music, sports, etc. Sound familiar – I’m sure every parent out there remembers or does that routine. I loved it – I loved every minute of it. And I took pictures of just about every minute of it. My son Ryan has inherited my love, and his Dad’s love, of taking photos. I wanted my sons to try it all, and have involved parents – which they did. I was the kid growing up, whose Mother did nothing at the school, and came to nothing. I wish she had been at my elementary school the day Shari and Lamb Chop invited me up on stage – I would really have liked to have seen pictures of that, or of the magician that did the same thing. She wouldn’t even come to my High School graduation at Capital Centre. Thank goodness my Father did, since he passed away exactly almost to the day one year later. But my Mother did take me everywhere else with her and we did have lots of fun...and lots of pictures. She told me years later, after my two sons were involved in things and I was in PTA, that she didn’t like being involved in all those groups, because she was the mom who worked, and the other moms were stay at home mom’s (as it is called now instead of “housewives” in the ‘60’s) and she felt she wasn’t treated the same. Now, I am so happy to see all those photos my Mother took, even the ones where I am scowling or looking bored. I can look at the photos of my children and see some of the same looks. Since I have been “retired”, I have been uploading a different set of photos every week – especially on Facebook’s Throwback Thursday. I love seeing the comments. What I love now, is seeing my younger son Ryan taking all those same photos of his son, Liam. Liam is only 16 months, so there are many more years of photos ahead, especially with a second child due in October – and probably lots of scowling, bored looks, and arms shielding the bright sun. I love it when traditions get handed down. To each new day’s adventure, Shelby Please send your comments or ideas to: shelbys.wanderings@yahoo. com or find me on facebook: Shelby Oppermann

The Magnitude of Magnesium By Debra Meszaros CSN Do you get muscle cramps often? Drink plenty of water but still not hydrated? Do you experience heart palpitations? Summer is approaching and as we become more active, we loose important minerals and water through sweat. To hydrate adequately, minerals need to be present for water to enter the cell. You can be dehydrated even when you are drinking plenty of water. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It is involved in hundreds of enzymatic functions. A very high percentage of people have some degree of magnesium deficiency. Some signs of deficiency are lack of energy, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, numbness, and low bone density. Long term deficiency can result in diabetes, migraines, dementia, and heart issues. Research shows that there is a relationship between magnesium levels and fasting glucose levels and insulin resistance. Magnesium plays a role in the breakdown of glucose and therefore can be beneficial to those with type 2 diabetes. When it comes to bone building and maintaining bone density, it is magnesium that aids in the metabolizing of vitamin D and calcium. Taking steps to balance these components is crucial when it comes to bone health. You may want to check your magnesium levels if you are struggling with reaching normal vitamin D levels in the body. Calcium, calcium, calcium….in order to keep it from clotting or hardening magnesium must be present. Most of us consume too much

calcium as it is in almost everything we eat. Adding some magnesium rich foods to your diet can be helpful: almonds, cashews, wheat germ, and kelp. Your brain also relies on the power of magnesium to prevent synapse loss, helping preserve memory, to calm neurotransmitter hyperactivity, which could lead to headaches. So magnesium is involved in many functions of the heart, blood, and brain and since it is not abundant in our food, it is a good candidate for supplementation. The older you are the more important the actual form in which you take is. Ionic forms and whole food forms of magnesium are the top choices. These forms have a much higher absorption rate. ©2014 Debra Meszaros All rights reserved; no duplication without permission. DISCLAIMER: When you read through the diet and lifestyle information, you must know that everything within it is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. I am making no attempt to prescribe any medical treatment. You should not use the information here for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. The products and the claims made about specific products have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Confirm the safety of any supplements with your M.D., N.D. or pharmacist (healthcare professional). Some information given is solely an opinion, thought and or conclusion based on experiences, trials, tests, assessments or other available sources of information. I do not make any guarantees or promises with regard to results. I may discuss substances that have not been subject to double blind clinical studies or FDA approval or regulation. You assume the responsibility for the decision to take any natural remedy. You and only you are responsible if you choose to do anything with the information you have read. You do so at your own risk. I encourage you to make your own health decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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