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Just after hearing from state Departm es (DNR) officials ent of Natural last week that Resourcshow diminish the crab populatio ed n continued to may have gotten numbers people who take to the water the first good news DNR now says they’ve heard in for a living that after dropping a while. oyster native to to near extinctio the dramatic comebac Chesapeake Bay and its watershe n levels the k. d is making a Officials now say what is known a measure of the as the oyster biomass index, has doubled since oyster population’s overall size and abundan 2010. ce, That is the highest point it has of the index began in 1985, accordin achieved since the monitoring “Preliminary g to DNR reports. surpassed 400,000 harvest reports for the past season bushels – with million ─ the highest a dockside value have already in excess of $13 in at least 15 Gill. “Coupled with the survey years,” said DNR Secretar y Joe tiously optimisti results, we have c play a vital role a sustainable oyster populatio reason to be cauin the n can once again DNR officials bay’s ecosystem and Marylan mated the oyster reported that the two diseases d’s economy.” have remained population for several decades, that have deciat relatively low levels in recent MSX and dermo, Also, fisheries years. started to develop experts have said that the oyster a natural resistanc population has The state used the latest report e to these diseases. enacted several as a defense years watershed, including ago to close off prime of their policy they oyster habitat in the river, from harvestin here in St. Mary’s County and its eponymo g. us These oyster sanctuar ies were a controve cried by waterme rsial measure, condeming them n as robbing them of prime harvestin deto degradation g areas while time without regular by allowing dredging by waterme them to be silted over Robert T. Brown, president of the n. sociation, said Marylan the with the resurgen oyster sanctuaries “had little d Watermen’s Asce or of nothing to do” the oyster populatio ters harvested n since in open to fishing. the fall of last year were from most of the oyspublic oyster bars “The oysters Brown, of Avenue, we got were far away from the sanctuaries,” said. Believing that because of natural the recovery of the native bivalve causes than any and watermen manmade intervent was more were grateful for ion, Brown the timely resurgen “It saved a last year from lot of watermen because of the ce. possibly going poor crab harvest out of business ,” Brown said. guyleonard@co

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Dominion Cove Point, Circuit Court Discussed at County Commissioner Meeting By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Between a courthouse renovation and conversation about the Dominion Cove Point LNG export project, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) had plenty to talk about during their May 13 meeting. Administrative Judge Marjorie L. Clagett attended the meeting to give the annual State of Circuit Court for Calvert County address. The circuit court handles more than 3,500 cases with three judges, she said. During her address, she urged the commissioners to move forward wit the plans to renovate the courthouse, which would add more space for judges chambers and associated offices. Following Clagett’s address, the BOCC unanimously voted to approve spending $408,579. According to documents provided on the BOCC agenda, “in October 2013, the Governor of Maryland appointed a third circuit court judge to Calvert County. In November 2013, the Board directed General Services to determine the costs of changing the current Commissioners' hearing room to a court room, providing better security for the judge and including 8 juror seats. A new Commissioners' hearing room was also required. The estimated cost was $492,932. This request was revised and in April 2014, General Services provided an estimate which used most of the Finance

and Budget department to provide a new full-service courtroom and to relocate the judge's chambers near that courtroom.” The BOCC also approved an amendment to the water and sewer plan that would allow Dominion Cove Point to create an offsite staging area for the potential LNG export facility. Four members of the community came out to comment on the project. One speaker praised the project, saying it will bring in funds to give teachers and county employees deserved pay increases. Other community members expressed concerns that the project is being “rubber stamped” by the BOCC and the BOCC is not taking time to listen to constituents and address their concerns. For more information, including upcoming BOCC meeting agendas, visit

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On May 6, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 23-6 received a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners proclaiming May 17 through May 23 as National Safe Boating Week. Ray Feller Flotilla Commander, 23-6 addressed the Commissioners and the audience saying that “The Auxiliary is dedicated to boating safety. He told them that our 4 cornerstones were public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols and search and rescue missions. Feller told them that the next boating class is scheduled for May 19. He also told the audience that June 23 is the 75th anniversary of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. In the proclamation the Commissioners highlighted an average of 700 people die each year in boating related accidents in the United States. The vast majority of accidents are caused by human error or poor judgment – not by boat, equipment or environmental factors. A significant number of boaters who lose their lives by drowning each year would be alive today had they worn a life jacket. Modern life jackets are more comfortable, attractive, and wearable than styles of years past and deserve a fresh look by today’s boating public. The Commissioners further proclaimed, “all who use our County waterways and our National waterways are urged to acquire the knowledge and skills essential to their own safety and the safety of others and to apply these skills carefully. Boat Smart, Boat Safe, Wear It.” On behalf of the Flotilla, Bill Smith presented each commissioner a bag containing a whistle, a Flotilla pencil, safe boating literature, and a 75th anniversary coin. The flotilla also gave bags to the commissioner’s staff. Commissioner Nutter thanked the members for what they do and said having grown up in the county around the water he saw how valuable a service Flotilla provides. Anyone interested in taking a boating class should contact R.T. West at 410-535-2035. Anyone born after July 1, 1972 is required to have completed a minimum of an 8-hour class in the State of Maryland. Anyone interested in a vessel safety check should contact Willie Witters, Flotilla Staff Officer for Vessel Safety Checks at 301-848-9911. Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a member, contact Harry Scott, Human Resource Officer at 301-855-5376. Members of the Flotilla who received the proclamation were: Ray Feller, Flotilla Commander; Bill Smith, Flotilla Member Training Officer, John Cosgrove, Division Communications Officer, James Jefferson, and Connie Cosgrove, Flotilla Staff Officer Secretary of Records and Division Publication Officer. Press Release Subitted by Connie Cosgrove, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla Public Affairs Officer.

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Cox Art Gallery Presents First Gallery Show The first art show at Cox Art Center, “Clouds Remind You To Look Up�, is designed to make you think. Local artist Linda Gottfried created a series of acrylic paintings featuring the sky, and clouds, in different lights and weather, from green tinted storms to the fluffy clouds she and her sister used to look up at and find shapes in. Like natural clouds, some of her paintings contain hidden shapes while others aim to capture locations and moods. The Cox Art Center is located at 32 Cox Road in Huntingtown. For more information about the art center, visit or call 410-535-0014.

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Possession of Heroin: On May 7 at 5:56 a.m., Trooper Warrick responded to a traffic accident at Rt. 4 south of Chaney Rd. in Dunkirk. Detective Sergeant G. Mounts arrived at the scene prior to Tpr. Warrick arrival. Nicholas W. Davis, 22 of Dunkirk, struck another vehicle in the side causing him to loose control of his own vehicle. The other operator was able to gain control of his vehicle. It Davis was determined that Davis was driving under the influence. He was arrested and a search incident to the arrest revealed suspected Heroin. He was transported to the hospital for a health check and then incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Destruction of Property: On May 7 at 4:13 p.m., Trooper Rucker responded to the 1300 block of Sark Court in Prince Frederick for a reported destruction of property. The homeowner reported flower bed fencing installed earlier were removed and broken in various spots. Investigation continues.


Possession of Marijuana: On May 8 at 12:36 p.m., Trooper First Class Barlow stopped at Rt. 4 and Saw Mill Rd. in St. Leonard for traffic violations. When speaking with the driver, the odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. Desere N. Marshall, 30 of Lusby, was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Possession of Marijuana and Prescription Pills: On May 9 at 9:51 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 and Traditional Way in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. TFC Esnes observed several indicators that possible drugs were inside the vehicle and requested a K-9 scan of the vehicle. The driver, Harry R. Eberle Jr., 21 of Owings, was found to be in possession of Folland marijuana. He was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack for processing. The passenger, Shawna L. Folland, 18 of Edgewater, was found to be in possession of Adderall for which she did not have a prescription for. She was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

During the week of May 5 through May 11 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,430 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward. CDS Violation Case #14-25424: On May 7 at 11:55 a.m. Dep. N. Lenharr stopped a vehicle on Prince Frederick Boulevard for speeding and found the driver, Timothy Joseph Hodge, 20 of California, Md., to be in possession of suspected drugs. Hodge was arrested and charged Hodge with possession of a schedule II drug; Amphetamine, possession of a schedule II drug; Adderall, and possession of a schedule II drug; Oxycodone. CDS Violation Case #14-25732: DFC J. Denton charged two people with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams after he investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of Brookeside Drive at Dalrymple Road in Chesapeake Beach on May 8 at 10:42 p.m. Because of recent thefts from vehicles in the area, DFC Denton approached the vehicle, which was stopped in the roadway with a man standing in the doorway of the vehicle leaning inside. Denton then detected a strong odor of marijuana. Justin Rashad Hawkins, 24 of Chesapeake Beach and Todd Lauren Chaney-Gingell, 22 of Owings, were each charged and released. Theft from Vehicle Case #14-25769: Someone stole a Dell laptop computer and a black Swiss Army back pack from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 1100 block of Monterey Road in Lusby. Cpl. A. Moschetto is investigating the theft which occurred overnight between May 8 and 9. Theft from Vehicle Case #14-25867: DFC P. Mosely is investigating the theft of a computer charger and some cash from an unlocked vehicle on Cimarron Road in Lusby. The items were stolen sometime overnight between May 8 and 9.


Sobriety Checkpoint esults The Calvert County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to reducing the number of alcohol related fatalities in support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office's "Towards Zero Deaths" campaign. One of the ways the Sheriff's Office supports this initiative is by utilizing grant funding obtained from the Maryland Highway Safety Office to place additional deputies on our roadways for the specific task of locating impaired drivers. The Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint on May 3 in Solomons. The purpose of the checkpoint is to educate drivers about the dangers of driving a motor vehicle after they have consumed alcoholic beverages. During the checkpoint a total of 390 vehicles were contacted. Sixteen of those vehicles were pulled to the shoulder for field sobriety testing. Two of the operators pulled to the shoulder for testing were arrested for violating the State's DUI laws.


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Violation of Protective Order: On May 7 at 4:54 p.m., Trooper Rucker received a complaint from the victim stating the father of her child had been harassing her and is in violation of a protective order. Steven C. Agerbeek, 29 of Huntingtown, was served with the arrest warrant and was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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A third driver was arrested for violating the State's DUI laws after a deputy assigned to monitor the checkpoint observed the driver make several traffic violations. Below is a list of the motorists who were arrested as a result of the checkpoint. Laura Lynn Emery, 40, of Coltons Point Brandon Adam Bolen, 23, of Newberry, FL Joseph Scott Kovalcik, 27, of Chaptico The Calvert County Sheriff's Office will continue to aggressively enforce the State DUI laws and will be conducting more DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in the near future. Sheriff Mike Evans asks that "if you consume any alcoholic beverages, please find a sober driver and help reduce the number of fatal and serious crashes on the roadways of Calvert County".

Theft Case #14-25874: Three women were caught shoplifting at the Dunkirk Walmart store on May 9 at 6:25 p.m. when a store security officer saw them putting merchandise in their infant’s stroller and then not paying for the items. Briana Renae Jones, 19 Jones and a sixteen-year-old female were both charged by Dep. B. Schaefer with theft under $1,000. Charges are pending for a third woman, Carrie Lee Jones, 37. All three are from Upper Marlboro. Burglary Case #14-26140: A home in the 12800 block of Rio Grande Trail in Lusby was burglarized sometime between May 7 and 11. Some bags containing various clothing were taken. DFC P. Mosely is investigating. Destruction of Property Case #14-26217: Unknown suspect(s) shot a BB gun pellet through the window of a home in the 8300 block of Swallow Lane in Lusby on May 12 at 1:28 a.m. DFC P. Mosely is investigating. Theft Case #14-26269: Someone stole a Spalding basketball hoop from the driveway of a home on Kenni Lane in Dunkirk between May 10 and 11. It is valued at $500. DFC J. Lord is investigating. Burglary Case #14-26339: Sometime between May 7 and 11 someone stole a red Echo lawn trimmer and a red, five gallon metal gas can from an unlocked shed behind a home in the 3700 block of 6th Street in North Beach. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC Y. Bortchevsky at 410-535-2800.

Distracted Driving Traffic Safety Operations The Calvert County Sheriff's Office completed several traffic safety operations during the month of April that specifically targeted distracted driving. The Sheriff's Office secured additional overtime funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office for the month of April. This funding was crucial for the Sheriff's Office to be able to have deputies working to reduce distracted driving related crashes in lieu of using on-duty deputies who had various other responsiblities. Distracted driving accounts for 69% of Calvert County’s serious injury crashes and 50% of Calvert County fatal crashes. The month of April is one of Calvert County’s peak months for distracted driving crashes. The Sheriff's Office conducted 4 initiatives. As a result of the initiatives a total of 152 vehicles were stopped, 131 citations were issued (a large portion were cell phone, texting or seatbelt violations), 47 warnings and 2 arrests were made for violations of the State DUI laws. The initiatives were supported by personnel from the Community Action Team as well as the Patrol Bureau.


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New Performing Arts Facilities in North Beach Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet Breaks Ground for New Studio Dance students in Southern Maryland will have enhanced opportunities available to them this fall. Abigail Francisco has broken ground for a larger studio and additional facilities at her school on 3rd Street in North Beach, and expects construction to be completed by the start of the new school year. Ms. Francisco has been at work planning and designing the enlarging area for nearly three years, often consulting with a close friend who is a professional designer. Her desire to provide the best options for her dancers has extended the planning phase. “I am very excited to break ground! I have been waiting so long to begin this project for my students, and to see it all happening is a dream come true!” When the construction is completed, the North Beach studio will have larger studios with suspended hardwood floors, chosen to reduce injury to dancers’ legs and feet, especially in jumps. The ceiling height will allow working with higher lifts in partnering. The increased space will accommodate larger group activities and more opportunities for presentations. The dancers’ comforts are also being enhanced. A larger dressing room for the girls has been designed, as well as a separate dressing room for the male dancers. Ms. Francisco adds, “I hope to develop a program for special needs children in the near future, so our renovated facility is the first step in that direction.”

A new waiting area for families, new teachers’ lounge, and new offices for both Ms. Francisco and her staff will complete the inside of the structure, with all areas equipped with safety cameras. For the outside, Ms. Francisco has planned an attractive curved walkway and plantings to complement the architecture. She wants her new facility to be a pleasant place for her dancers and their families as well as for her neighbors and the community. Charitable events are scheduled regularly at the studio, and these improvements will be advantageous for those activities as well. Another feature about the new building that Ms. Francisco is looking forward to is the garden she has planned. “My husband has a green thumb and grows wonderful vegetables! I intend to have garden boxes built on the roof of the studio; my husband will be able to provide us with fresh vegetables all summer, it is a very ‘green’ use of the space, and we will have a lovely peaceful place to enjoy our beautiful North Beach location!” Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet offers dancers from age three to adult classes in ballet in the Vaganova (Russian) technique, character, jazz, tap, Pilates, and yoga, as well as master classes in other techniques taught by professional guest artists. Classes are offered at both the North Beach and Annmarie Garden studios.

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BOCC Approves New Budget, Welcomes New Student Member By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Calvert County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously approved a $199.87 million budget for fiscal year (FY) 2015 during their May 8 meeting. to be sent to the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners

(BOCC). The BOCC will present their FY 2015 budget at a public hearing at the Calvert Pines Senior Center on May 20 at 7 p.m. Interim Superintendent of Schools Nancy Highsmith said the budget is balanced and does not include any salary adjustments. Changes include an additional $1.023 million to cover increases

in insurance. In other news, the BOE welcomed the newest Student Member of the Board of Education – Patuxent High School sophomore Alexya Brown. Brown intends to serve as a student voice on the board and bring information back to the student body. Her most important responsibility will be getting input from the student body and presenting it to the Board of Education in a concise format, she said. In a show of support for Highsmith, The Board of Education’s newest student member, Alexya Brown.

BOCC President Pat Nutter and Sheriff Mike Evans took the opportunity during the public comment portion of the meeting to state their support for making Highsmith the next superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools. For more information, including future BOE meeting agendas, visit www. The next BOE meeting is scheduled for May 22.

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Calvert Student Honored for Volunteer Work A local student is being recognized for more her thousands of hours of volunteer service. Calvert High School Junior Ashley Steele, a resident of Port Republic, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Calvert High School nominated Ashley for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service. Steele has more than 15,000 hours of logged. She has spent the majority of her time with Bunny Magic Rabbit Rescue, she said. Additionally, she has volunteered with the tri-county animal shelter. At Bunny Magic, Steele has cleaned cages, helped clip toenails and groom the rabbits and learned to administer medication without causing the rabbits stress. Her time helping animals has made her aware of the lack of awareness in the community about abandoned animals. All this work is training for Steele. She intends to

go to veterinary school after her high school graduation. She hopes to change the community’s indifference toward domestic animals and prevent people from simply dumping unwanted pets on the side of the road. To apply for the award, Steele wrote a 750 word essays detailing her experiences and how she has learned from them. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service. “The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” Chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial John Strangfeld, said in a press release. “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.” “Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life,” NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti said in a press release. “These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.”

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Champions for Children Awarded

Champion Collaborator and interim superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools Nancy Highsmith surrounded by community members who serve Calvert’s youth L to R; Pat Nutter, Shelby Potts, Dana Langley, Adriene Peterson, Barbara Redgate, Shane Gray, Sonia Wagner, and Dawn Balinski at the Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth’s Champions for Children banquet on May 1st.

The Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth celebrated its Champions for Children Awards banquet on May 1 at Tom Wisner Hall at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown, and awarded five Calvert residents for their commitment to serving youth and families. The Collaborative’s president Guffie Smith emceed the event, which was catered by Calvert Career and Technology Academy culinary arts students. After dinner, members of the community, some of whom nominated the champions, spoke about each champion and their contributions to the community. Afterward, President of CCCY Guffie Smith presented the champions with a certificate, and read from the certificates, which stated some reasons why they were they were selected as a Champion for Children. The Champions for Children awarded were; Dwight Bishop, Sr., Champion for Healthy Children, Paul Lundberg, Champion for Strong Families, Dana Langley, Champion for Educational Opportunities, Nancy Highsmith, Champion Community Collaborator, and Youth Champion, Calvert High School junior Carl Watkins, Jr. The Collaborative recognized Lundberg, the Calvert County Parks and Recreation’s Northern District Recreation Assistant Coordinator, as a Champion for creating a welcoming environment in the Beaches where youth can be safe and successful, for his willingness to lead programs such as Beaches Together for Youth committee, the Summer Teen Job Fair, and the Obstacle Course fitness event, and for continually working cooperatively with the community to strengthen families with youth of all ages. Bishop Sr., who owns Bishop Bus Service, was acknowledged for his endless support to East-John Youth Center's mission and its after-school program, for his generosity in sponsoring F.U.E.L. Empowerment youth rally, and for being a positive role model as a father, businessman, and good steward of his community. Langley, a pre-college advisor for SOMDCAN at Patuxent High School, was awarded for her dedication to helping students find and proceed with their higher education goals by taking the extra steps to ensure that students make the right school choices and find financial aid to continue their education, and for motivating students to pursue a higher education and stick with their goals. Highsmith, interim superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools, was given accolades for her continued enthusiasm to initiate, lead, and collaborate for in-school

programs that give Calvert youth the opportunity to rise to their potential and excel; programs such as SAT and AP Prep Courses, The Freshman Academy, One-Hour Lunch, Minority Cohort and the student mentoring opportunity the Place at the Table. Highsmith was also commended for supporting community youth events and volunteering for youth-focused nonprofits, and for her collaborative efforts with students, teachers, parents, and the community, which has brought about a genuine caring environment, Smith said. The Collaborative presented the Youth Champion award to Calvert High School junior Carl Watkins, Jr. for being a leader and serving his community by mentoring and encouraging children, volunteering with teens and seniors at his church, and helping with "Feed the Hungry." Carl promotes academic achievement by participating in MAC Scholars, the science, math, and history fairs, and the National Honor Society, Smith said. He exemplifies a true Champion both academically and by his positive influence and nature, he said. As part of the event, a youth panel of six Calvert students, whom were selected because of their academic achievements and giving back to their community, told the audience of the activities they participate in their volunteer service in the community. The panel included: Calvert High School’s Kennedy Benjamin, 11th grade, Imani Watson, 9th grade, Carl Watkins, Jr. 11th grade, John Hare, 12th grade, Adi Campbell, 10thgrade and The Calverton School’s Joseline Pretto Simmons, 5th grade. The panel, moderated by the Collaborative’s secretary Carol Harvat, explored how students benefitted from their community services, and what activities they would like to see at a potential community center in Prince Frederick. The students gave ideas such as using the community center for family-centered and cultural activities, sports, and mentoring and tutoring opportunities. Providing public transporting to the center was also suggested. The Collaborative is advocating for a centrally located recreational center in Prince Frederick, and citizens who want to also advocate for a center are encouraged to attend and speak at the open public hearing on the county’s FY 2015 budget on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 pm at the Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick. Press Release Submitted By CAROL HARVAT, Secretary of the Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth.

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Maryland History Day Advancers National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic program secondary school students. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates in the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park. The Maryland History Day occurred on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at the UMBC and the following CCPS students advanced to the National History Day: Junior Division: • Grady Fort – Individual Exhibit, Southern Middle School • Gracie Knudson – Individual Performance, Plum Point Middle School • Kole Koerper and Logan Truax – Group Exhibit, Mill Creek Middle School • Brian Holt – Individual Website, Northern Middle School

Senior Division: • Hannah Aris – Historical Paper, Calvert High School • William Bury – Individual Exhibit, Huntingtown High School • Calvin Crunkleton, Kyle Hurley, Christian Kincaid, and Priscilla Means – Group Performance, Northern High School The following students won Special Category Awards: • Gabriella Smith – Ethical Issues in History (Junior), Individual Documentary, Plum Point Middle School • Darcy Perin – Ethical Issues in History (Senior), Individual Documentary, Calvert High School • Alex Sheranko and Garrett Kane – Judges James and Constantine Sfekas Award for Law and Society, Group Documentary, Southern Middle School • Dia Brown – Maryland History, Individual Performance, Huntingtown High School • Selena Willett, Sean Kim, and Nick Girard – Peace Study Center Prize, Group Documentary, Calvert High School Press Release Submitted by Rebecca Bowen, Acting Supervisor of Social Studies, Calvert County Public Schools.

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Health Expo Spotlights Women By Sarah Miller Staff Writer To celebrate women’s health week, the Calvert County Commission for Women, in collaboration with Calvert Memorial Hospital and the Calvert County Health Department, will host the first Calvert County Women’s Health Expo on Saturday, May 17. The expo is on the final day of Women’s Health Week, which runs May 11 to 17, said organizer Suzanne Haynes. The idea for the expo came up a year ago, Haynes said. The Commission for Women hosted a session about the health of women in Calvert County which was “jam packed,” with more than 70 women squeezing into Dreamweaver Café in Prince Frederick. There is a high occurrence of breast cancer, obesity and heart disease nationwide and in Calvert County, Haynes said. Most problems could be prevented or mitigated through proper screening, diagnosis and treatment, said Calvert Memorial Hospital Director of Community Wellness Margaret Fowler. That was a driving reason behind the construction

of the breast center at Calvert Memorial Hospital, she said. Getting yearly mammograms and other preventative screenings can help identify potential problems and decrease the intensity of treatment required, Fowler said. There used to be a health fair hosted by the Office of Aging, last held three years ago, Fowler said. The former expo was focused on general health. This is the first focused on women's health, she said. Though the May 17 event is a women’s health expo, Fowler said there will be information a number of issues, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, that can affect everyone, no matter how old or what gender. She encourages women to bring their families or bring information back home to share. To kick off the day, there will be a panel discussion about women and heart health from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The panel will include cardiologists Dr. Meena Shah and Dr. Vasundghara Muthu, family medicine physician Dr. Francisca Bruney and dietitian Karen Mohn. Each panelist is an expert in their field and practices

National Women’s

Health Week EXPO Join us for fun, prizes, and health education! Sponsored by the Calvert County Commission for Women in collaboration with Calvert Memorial Hospital and the Calvert County Health Department

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Wilson Ennis Clubhouse 3150 Solomons Island Road North Huntingtown, Maryland

Panel Discussion: Women & Heart Health: 10 -11:30 a.m. Dr. Francisca Bruney – Family Medicine Dr. Meena Shah – Cardiologist Dr. Vasundhara Muthu – Cardiologist Karen Mohn – Dietitian

FREE Screenings :

Crisis Intervention, Smoking Cessation, HIV testing, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Maternal and Child Health

3 Breast Exams 3 HIV Testing 3 Skin Cancer 3 Osteoporosis 3 Cholesterol 3 Hearing 3 Blood Pressure 3 Postural

Commission for Women, Commission on Aging, Parks & Recreation, United Way

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Educational Displays: Calvert Memorial Hospital: Women’s Wellness, Breast Center, Diabetes Self-Management, Stroke Center, Family Birthing Center, KeepWell Center, Calvert Physical Therapy, Calvert Can, Wilson Ennis

American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Heart Truth, Girl Scouts Maryland Insurance Administration, Anne Arundel Dermatology, Mendelson Group, Huntingtown Fire Department, Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, No Tyme to Cook, Ruth’s Miracle Group Home, Vesta, County Master Gardners, Rite Aide, Calvert Hospice, MD OAG



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Special Thank You to Huntingtown Fire Department for EMS services and Patuxent United Methodist Church for parking and transportation shuttle.

Fitness Demo Schedule

Photo by Sarah Miller Tammy Halterman, left, Margaret Fowler, Suzanne Haynes and Kim Logan plan the Women's Health Expo.

right in Calvert County, Haynes said. Entry to the expo is free of charge, with 10 different free screenings – breast exams, HIV testing, skin cancer, osteoporosis, cholesterol, hearing, blood pressure, postural evaluations, body composition/BMI and metabolic syndrome. All screenings will be done in a private room. There will be educational displays from Calvert Memorial Hospital, the Calvert County Health Department, The Commission for Women, the Commission on Aging, Parks and Recreation, the United Way, the Girl Scouts and several more. For women looking for ways to get active, there will be several interactive fitness demonstrations, ranging from high impact Zumba to chair yoga. Additionally, there will be expos demonstrating ways to eat healthy on a budget and a tight schedule. There will be educational activities for children with the Girl Scouts and representatives from Wilson Ennis Clubhouse and women are encouraged to bring their families, Haynes said. The expo is also a good opportunity to get some friends together for a girl’s day out. Everything at the expo is free of charge. The expo will be at Wilson Ennis Clubhouse, located at 3150 Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is plenty of parking on site, but there will be overflow parking at Patuxent United Methodist Church, located at 3500 Solomons Island Road in Huntingtown. The church will provide a shuttle service to and from the expo.

12 p.m. – Zumba Fitness with Tara Pavio 12:45 p.m. – 15 minute break with raffle 1 p.m. – Dance Fitness Workout with Caroline Robins from Sherry’s Dance Studio 1:30 p.m. – 30 minute break and raffle 2 p.m. – Chair Yoga with Kim La Bonte 2:45 p.m. – 15 minute break with raffle 3 p.m. – Low Impact Aerobics with World Gym 3:45 p.m. – Closing and Raffle

Food Demo Schedule 12 p.m. – Making Healthy Muffins with Calvert County Health Department Director Dr. Laurence Polsky 12:45 p.m. - 15 minute break with raffle 1 p.m. – Healthy Swaps with Gwyn Novak from No Thyme to Cook 1:45 p.m. - 15 minute break with raffle 2 p.m. – Salad Box Demonstration – “Grow It and Eat It” with Deborah Berbert from the Calvert County Master Gardeners, Extension Office 2:45 p.m. - 15 minute break with raffle 3 p.m. – Demonstration with Dietitian Karen Mohn from Calvert Memorial Hospital 3:45 p.m, - Closing and Raffle

Raffle Items Include 1 – Relay for Life Blanket from the American Cancer Society 2 – Gift Card from the Stroke Center of Calvert Memorial Hospital 3 – Gift Basket of Suncreeen and Skin Cover Products from Anne Arundel Dermatology 4 – Television Ears from Mendelson Group and Chesapeake Otolaryngology 5 – Mammograms Coupons from Calvert Medical Imaging 6 – Gift Card or Spa Basket from Concerned Black Women of Calvert County 7 – Cooking Class of Your Choice from No Thyme to Cook 8 – Gift Basket from Ruth’s Miracle Group Home 9 – Body Wash and Lotion Gift Set from Calvert Substance Abuse Services 10 – Salad Box from Calvert County Master Gardeners 11 – Food Thermometers from University of Maryland Extension 12 – Live United Health Basket from the United Way of Calvert County 13- Ira Byock book on “Four Things that Matter the Most” and VIP reception on June 13 at the College of Southern Maryland from Calvert Hospice 14 – 1-Hour Zumba Party for you and your friends from Zumba Instructor Tara Pavio


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Watermen Get Some Good News By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Just after hearing from state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials last week that the crab population continued to show diminished numbers people who take to the water for a living may have gotten the first good news they’ve heard in a while. DNR now says that after dropping to near extinction levels the oyster native to the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed is making a dramatic comeback. Officials now say what is known as the oyster biomass index, a measure of the oyster population’s overall size and abundance, has doubled since 2010. That is the highest point it has achieved since the monitoring of the index began in 1985, according to DNR reports. “Preliminary harvest reports for the past season have already surpassed 400,000 bushels – with a dockside value in excess of $13 million ─ the highest in at least 15 years,” said DNR Secretary Joe Gill. “Coupled with the survey results, we have reason to be cautiously optimistic a sustainable oyster population can once again play a vital role in the bay’s ecosystem and Maryland’s economy.” DNR officials reported that the two diseases that have decimated the oyster population for several decades, MSX and dermo, have remained at relatively low levels in recent years. Also, fisheries experts have said that the oyster population has started to develop a natural resistance to these diseases. The state used the latest report as a defense of their policy they enacted several years ago to close off prime oyster habitat in the watershed, including here in St. Mary’s County and its eponymous river, from harvesting. These oyster sanctuaries were a controversial measure, decried by watermen as robbing them of prime harvesting areas while condeming them to degradation by allowing them to be silted over time without regular dredging by watermen. Robert T. Brown, president of the Maryland Watermen’s Association, said the oyster sanctuaries “had little or nothing to do” with the resurgence of the oyster population since most of the oysters harvested in the fall of last year were from public oyster bars open to fishing. “The oysters we got were far away from the sanctuaries,” Brown, of Avenue, said. Believing that the recovery of the native bivalve was more because of natural causes than any manmade intervention, Brown and watermen were grateful for the timely resurgence. “It saved a lot of watermen because of the poor crab harvest last year from possibly going out of business,” Brown said.

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A Summer of Reading

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Contributing Writer ago.

You made your reservations months

This was a vacation you’ve been planning for… well, it seems like forever. One of those once-in-a-lifetime trips is what you’ve always dreamed about, and you’ve bought all new clothes and even a new suitcase for it. So why would you take just any old book on your vacation this summer? Instead, why not look for something new by an author you love?


So a Memorial Day getaway is in the plans and you can’t wait. Before you go, grab one of these new books released toward the end of the month… Conservative writer Ben Carson has a new book out about America’s Future. There’s a new book out, co-written by Bill Geist, too. In fact, you’ll find quite a few memoirs out toward the end of May, as well as novels by Terry Hayes, Tom Robbins, Robert Ludlum, and Joseph Finder. And Bob the Street Cat has a new book out, too, and fans will want it.


Summertime reading bolts out the door like a teenager off curfew with new novels by Mary Alice Monroe, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Jeff Shaara; cookbooks; a business book by William Poundstone and one on commodities; a book about Sally Ride by Lynn Sherr; and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s much-anticipated biography. And that’s just the first week… Later in June, look for new novels by Diana Gabaldon, Jennifer Weiner, Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, Ridley Pearson, James Patterson, Jude Deveraux, and Dean Koontz. You’ll find a book about a dog that flew during World War II (and why). Learn how to do math in a fun way. Read about Justice Antonin Scalia. Pick up some new Will Shortz puzzle books in June. And learn how to use your manners when you have to swear. For the kids, look for a new Dork Diaries installation; an encyclopedia of animated characters; a few new mysteries for middle-grade readers; a new book about Charlie the Ranch Dog; and a book about farting fish.


Just because summer’s half over doesn’t mean your reading list is! Before the fireworks even begin, look for new novels by Jojo Moyes, Susan Wiggs, J.A.

Jance, Jacqueline Winspear, and Amy Sohn. There’s a new book coming out about Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio; a new book that debunks myths about sex; a new book by Ja Rule; a skinny book about crossword puzzles and why we love them; a self-help book on “wallowing” the right way; and a cool true-crime book about how amateurs have been solving cold cases and bringing killers to justice. Later in July, you’ll find more favorites: novels by Brad Thor, Iris & Roy Johansen, Anne Rivers Siddons, Terry Brooks, Catherine Coulter, Brad Taylor, Conn Igguldon, Stuart Woods, James Lee Burke, Ace Atkins, and Julie Garwood; a new memoir by singer Rick James; a biography on Michelangelo; a new book about families and race; a tell-all about the Clinton’s political life; and a memoir of faith and football. The kidlets will love finding new Guardians of the Galaxy books; new joke books to while away the summer; the latest Fancy Nancy installment; and a new graphic novel by Neil Gaiman.


You’re not done yet. There’s still plenty of summer – and plenty of time to read – left! The first part of August will see a new book by Andrew Cuomo; a new novel by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child; a new W.E.B. Griffin tome; a new book about crime-scene profilers; and a book about the woman behind the Mona Lisa. Also in August, look for a book about college football conferences; a business book about getting organized and one on prosperity; new cookbooks for backyard and for fall; and new novels by Carl Weber, William Kent Krueger, Debbie Macomber, Kelly Armstrong, Elaine Hussey, Randy Wayne White, Tami Hoag, Paul Coelho and Kathy Reichs. Get the kids in back-to-school mode with a new children’s book by Malala Yousafzai; a new Cupcake Diaries installment; ghost stories; and a kid’s book about paying it forward.


Yes, some of these books can be shifted, moved, or cancelled altogether. Titles can change; so can subject matter. If you’ve got a question about your favorite author, NICELY ASK your librarian or bookseller – this is why they get paid the big bucks. Seriously, they’re experts at this stuff. Have a great summer and Happy Reading!

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By Jordan Clark Contributing Writer The Waterside Music Series is coming back to the Calvert Marine Museum. The Waterside Music Series at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md. is an event that stretches throughout the entire summer to raise money for the non-profit educational museum. According to the Calvert Marine Museum’s website, the museum is dedicated to three themes including “regional paleontology, estuarine life of the Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay”, and maritime history and the museum’s goal is to “collect, preserve, research, and interpret the cultural and natural history of Southern Maryland.” In order to reach its goals, the Museum hosts the 29year annual program, The Waterside Music Series, which is a major component of the museum’s budget, and serves to be convenient and enjoyable for its performers and attendees. The bands and crews that come to perform at The Waterside Music Series are always shown appreciation by the Calvert Marine Museum for their efforts. The Calvert Marine Museum offers many benefits such as fishing trips, golf, and gym access to make the trip more enjoyable for performers. In addition to this, high quality security is provided from Military Base officials and other military volunteers. Over the years, the Calvert Marine Museum Summer Concert Series has become a very popular attraction. Performers in past years have included The Band Perry, Daughtry, Pat Benatar, Willie Nelson, The Doobie Brothers, and many more. “The Summer Concert series does not repeat performers. All of the acts will be new this year,” said Calvert Marine Museum Director of Development Vanessa Gill. Though there are many different preferences of music, the Calvert Marine Museum Summer Concert Series seems to attract all different types of people. Southern Maryland takes advantage of their opportunity to see popular acts perform locally for a reasonable price. “Many of our concerts end up selling out. This includes two of the three acts that performed last year,” Gill said.

The Calvert Marine Museum’s Summer Concert Series is an excellent way to provide entertainment to the community, while funding a museum that is important to the education of the community as well. “The Summer Concert Series brings music and culture to the community. It is an event where everyone can come together and have a great time,” Gill said. Make sure to check into performances hosted by the Calvert Marine Museum that include Rascal Flatts, Thompson Square, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, and the Gin Blossoms. The Waterside Music Series is surely not something to miss. Come support the funding of the Calvert Marine Museum, listen to great music, and have some fun The Museum’s next concert is coming up on Thursday, May 29 and there are not many tickets left.








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Summer Events in Calvert County Sunday, May 18

Sea Glass Jewelry Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Create your own beautiful pendant and matching earrings with sea glass found locally on Southern Maryland beaches. Quick to learn, easy assembly techniques to create fun, creative jewelry. Instructor provides kit with all the materials. Registration is required. Members cost $25 and nonmembers $30 and $30 is due to the instructor at the class. Call 410-326-4640 to register and for more information visit our website at Visit Port Republic School #7 One-Room Schoolhouse (3080 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic) – 2 to 4 p.m. This original schoolhouse was built on its present site circa 1868 and opened for children, grades 1 - 7, for families who lived in the Port Republic area of Calvert County, Maryland. It remained in continuous use until the consolidation of schools in 1932, at which time it was closed. The schoolhouse suffered the ravages of time until 1976 when it was restored by the Calvert County Retired Teachers Association as a bicentennial project. Today groups of school children spend the day recreating a one-room school experience, including a walk through the woods to school and lessons taught as they would have been at the turn of the 20th century.

Monday, May 19 Monday Memories House Tours Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (10515 Mackall Rd, St Leonard) – 10 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. Each Monday, the public is invited to a free Monday Memories guided tour of Point Farm, located on Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in Calvert County. All are welcome to enjoy the memories of Calvert County, the Patterson family, JPPM or those who once worked on the land that is now JPPM. The public is welcome to share stories, or visitors may also simply enjoy the tour and listen to the memories of others. Point Farm was the country retreat of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. In 1983 Mrs. Patterson donated the property to the state in honor of her late husband, creating Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Join us for a guided tour of this beautiful 1933 Colonial Revival brick house and gardens designed by noted female architects Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely. Tours will be given each Monday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please call 410-586-8501 or visit for more information.

Friday, May 23 North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market, Classic Car Cruise-In and Art Fair North Beach (5th Street & Bay Avenue, North Beach) – 6 to 9 p.m. This weekly market offers seasonal delights from local farms including, fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers, and bedding plants. You can sample the wines from our very own Calvert County wineries and purchase by the glass or bottle. Classic car enthusiasts can enjoy viewing some of the coolest vehicles in the area at the Classic Car Cruise-In. The vision of the NB Art Fair is to promote a vibrant art culture through the support of passionate artists who locally design and produce creative and unique art. The NB Art Fair’s program helps community-based artists and art organizations make locally produced art available to community residents and visitors.

Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26 Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival The Town of Chesapeake Beach The Town of Chesapeake Beach presents it’s an-

nual Memorial Day event, the Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival, honoring our fallen heroes. Please check the Chesapeake Beach website as the event nears for additional details.

Saturday, May 31 5th Annual Karsyn’s Karnival Cove Point Park (Cove Point Road, Lusby) - 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We invite the entire Southern Maryland community to join us for food, games, crafts, pony rides and other family-friendly events. There will be a $2 admission fee for all guests. Individuals with Down’s Syndrome are free. Check out our website at www.karsynskarnival. com for more information.

Saturday, June 7 All You Can Eat Chicken & Rib Dinner Emmanuel United Methodist Church (1250 Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown) - 3 p.m. Come out to our annual All You Can Eat Chicken & Rib Dinner! The Dinner includes homemade fixings-potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, and hot fudge brownie sundaes. Adults are $15, Children 4-12 are $7 and children under 4 are free. Dine- in or call for carryout 410-535-3177.

Sunday, June 8 Your Grand-Daddy’s Candy Bayside History Museum (4025 4th Street, North Beach) - 2 p.m. Bring the whole family to reminisce about the candies that were popular when your daddy and grand-daddy were kids from local candy store owner, John Skelly. Do a candy-themed craft, play a sweet game, and take home a yummy treat for your tummy. $5 for children. Family event. Registration required. Recommended ages 3 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, contact us at baysidehistorymuseum@hotmail. colm or call 301-855-4028 or 410-640-5970.

Wednesday, June 18 to Friday, June 20 Play in Clay Camp Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dirty in this fun playtime with clay! Learn to make simple pinch pots, coils, and more in this fun half-day camp. Students come away with a variety of colorful clay creations. Registration is required. Choose between two time options. Members cost $65 and nonmembers cost $70. To register, call 410-326-4640. For more information, visit our website at

Friday, June 20 The 1812 Fair and Reenactment Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (10515 Mackall Rd, St Leonard) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the mouth of St. Leonard Creek, on property that is now part of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, Maryland’s largest naval engagement occurred. In remembrance of the 200th anniversary of war reaching the shores of Southern Maryland, join us for a two-day spectacular living history event. You will step back in time and experience what life was like in Southern Maryland during the early 1800s The event features tactical demonstrations and reenactments, camp life, live entertainment, crafts, music and hands-on activities. Food and beverage are available for an additional fee (cash only).

Friday, June 27 Kids! Sand Bucket Dig! Bayside History Museum (4025 4th Street, North Beach)

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- 2 p.m. Come down and learn about what you might find while digging in the sandy shores of the Chesapeake Bay and dig in a bucket of sand for some take-home treasures! $5 for children. Family event. Registration required. Recommended ages 3 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, contact us at baysidehistorymuseum@hotmail.colm or call 301-8554028 or 410-640-5970.

Saturday, June 28 “Despicable Me” Movie on the Beach The Town of North Beach – 8 p.m. Movies on the Beach: A local favorite; visitors are always WELCOME! The movies on the beach are projected onto a large, inflatable screen in the sand. Bring your beach chair or blanket and get comfy on the beach! In addition to movies on the beach, the Town is now showing a “drive-in” movie in September and October on the visitor parking.

Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11 Jungle Safari Vacation Bible School St. Nicholas Lutheran Church (1450 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown) - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come enjoy music, crafts, bible stories, games, and snacks at Jungle Safari Vacation Bible School. Cost for first child is $15, includes a t-shirt. For more information, contact us at 410-257-5683 or visit our website at for a registration form. Register before June 30.

Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15 Modern Art Madness Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Explore modern art masterpieces and create art in the style of famous artists. Students will learn about a different artist each day. After lunch, students will put their skills to the test. Throw it, bounce it, roll it, how many ways do you think you can make a painting? Each students comes away with a variety of painting and drawings. Registration is required. Member cost is $150 and nonmembers is $165. Call 410-326-4640 to register. For more information, visit our website at

Saturday, August 16 2nd Annual Southern Maryland Bike Fest St. Mary’s County Fair Grounds (42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown) - 12 p.m. The Southern Maryland Bike Fest attracted over 2000 motorcycle enthusiasts last year to raise money for Help on the Homefront, (HOTH) our military injured, in association with the Maryland Patriot Guard Riders and local charities. The Maryland Patriot Guard directly supports the Wounded Warriors and their families at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. We will also be taking some time out of the fun afternoon to do a Proud to be an American Ceremony. It will be a heartwarming and patriotic ceremony, and we feel it is important to take the time to reflect on this great country we call home. To see all the fun things we have planned, visit our website at

Monday, September 8 9th Annual BAYCSS Golf Tournament The Golf Club at South River (3451 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater) - 7 a.m. Please join us for the 9th Annual BAYCCS Golf Tournament to help benefit people with disabilities. Sign up by July 15 to get 1 free fairway Mulligan! You can register online or get more information at www.bayccs. org/golf.html.


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Thursday, May 15, 2014


Dining Out in Solomons Solomon’s Pearl Café

Relaxed Waterfront Ambiance • Delicious Food • Wine • Beer At Calvert Marina (Charter Dock) Come join us for a Tasty Crab Cake Sandwich or our amazing Fish Wrap, pair it with a Maryland Brewed IPA or a Glass of Wine while enjoying the Breathtaking Views from our Deck or Dining Room. Please join us for breakfast Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Full menu available on our facebook page @

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Summer Events in St. Mary’s County Saturday, May 17

Sunday, June 1

Armed Forces Weekend at Port of Leonardtown Winery 23190 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown – 12 p.m. We celebrate our heroes for Armed Force’s Day. Show your military ID & receive a free wine tasting and 10 percent off your wine purchases until 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 18.

Leonardtown Criterium Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown – 8 a.m. Join Pax Velo for amateur and professional MABRA sanctioned bicycle races on the streets of Leonardtown. The Leonardtown Crit offers plenty of excitement for spectators and racers alike. What is a Criterium? A Criterium, or “crit” for short, is a race held on a short closed-circuit course. The Leonardtown Crit course is ideal in length and configuration. The racers ride laps around the course. A crit emphasizes acceleration and bike handling. It is ideal for spectators and can be very exciting to watch. This year, the Leonardtown Crit will again be the Criterium championship for the Mid-Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association. MABRA is the regional group responsible for bike racing in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. The course runs right through the square of the county seat for St. Mary’s County. It’s a wonderful setting and very spectator friendly. Restaurants right on the street will be open and serving food so you can watch the racing throughout the day. For the racers, they get a great 3-turn course. The start/finish line is right in the middle of the square. From there, they proceed towards the water and down a slight hill into what is affectionately termed “The Turn”. It’s a 120-degree turn that abruptly transitions from down to a slight uphill right in the apex of the turn. The big ring climb then opens into a broad straight away past the Leonardtown Fire Department. Two 90-degree turns then bring the course back towards the start/finish line. Leonardtown has a wonderful square complete with a sound system that will be providing music and race announcing thought the day.

7th District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Yard Sale and Bake Sale 21660 Colton Point Road Avenue – 7 to 11 a.m. The 7th District VFD Auxiliary will be having an outdoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday May 17 from 7 to 11 a.m. The Rain Date is May 24. Tables can be rented for $10 each, additional tables can be rented for $7. This event will be held in the parking lot of the firehouse. To rent a table call 301769-2016 or 301-769-4042.

Wednesday, May 21 Golf Tournament Benefit St. Michael’s School 23248 Cedar Point Road, Patuxent River – 9 a.m. 6th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament for St. Michael’s School is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start is at 9:00 a.m. Entry fee $75/person or $300/team and includes green fees, cart, lunch and drinks. Soft spikes required. Corporate sponsorships: Platinum - $3000 (3 Teams, banner & sign) Gold - $2500 (2 Teams, banner & sign) Silver - $2000 (1 Team, banner & sign) Bronze - $750 (Banner & sign) Friend of SMS - $100 (Sign) Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, women’s longest drive, men’s & women’s closest to the pin, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Sign up by contacting Kristi Kovich 240-2985486 or email For online registration, payment or donation, go to and click events.

Friday, May 23 Potomac River Waterfowl Show 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown May 23 – 6 p.m. May 24 – 10 a.m. Come out and watch the wild come to life as award-winning artists showcase their world class wildlife art, and hand – carved decoys at the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s Potomac River Waterfowl Show on May 23 and 24 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland. $5 entrance fee. Website: Contact: Burkey Boggs, 301-934-1366, burkeyboggs@, Gretchen Heinze Hardman, 301-885-0108,, or Chad Tragakis, 202-944-3373,

Saturday, May 24 Girl Scout Photograph Fundraiser 22442 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood – 1 to 5 p.m. Family Portraits, Graduation Pictures, and more There will be a Girl Scout Fundraising event for Troop #6058 on Saturday, May 24 at Hollywood Methodist Church from 1 to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended but walkins are welcome! The sitting fee is $15, and there is one free 5x7 picture per appointment. Additional pictures can be purchased. There will be fundraiser specials. To reserve a time or for futher details contact Jennifer Ingmire at 301-481-3148 or at

Saturday, May 31 5th Annual Karsyn’s Karnival 750 Cove Point Road Lusby – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We invite the Southern Maryland community to join us for food, games, crafts, pony rides, and many other family-friendly events. Karsyn’s Karnival will be held at Cove Point Park in Lusby, Md. from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a $2 admission fee per guest. Individuals with Down syndrome are free! By hosting Karsyn’s Karnival each year, KS2 4DS, Inc. raises the community’s awareness about the unlimited potential that individuals with Down syndrome possess. Check out our website for additional information (

3rd Annual Car and Motorcycle Show 29948 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall – 9 a.m. Come out and support a great cause! All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society! The 3rd Annual Car and Motorcycle Show will take place on Sunday, June 1 at the Parking Lot next to Pizza Hotline in Charlotte Hall. PreRegistration costs $15, and registration the day of the show costs $20. There will be a $3 admissions fee for spectators. The event starts at 9 a.m. and awards will be given at 2:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, June 29.

Friday, June 6 June First Friday Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown – 5 p.m. The First Friday of each month, historic Leonardtown retailers open their doors to showcase live music, art gallery receptions, poetry readings, book signings, cooking classes, wine tastings, and a host of dining and shopping specials! The theme for June will be Raiders and Invaders!

Saturday, June 7 Point Lookout State Park Lighthouse Open House Point Lookout State Park, Scotland - 10 a.m. The Lighthouse will be open to the public for self-guided tours. Volunteers from the Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society will be on hand for questions. There is an admissions fee. 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk 25450 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood – 9 a.m. Put on your running shoes and enjoy a nice run on the waterfront and forested trails of Greenwell State Park. Or, bring your dog for a fun walk on a pet-only designated trail. All proceeds benefit the Greenwell Foundation’s Therapeutic riding Program and Smiles for Life. The 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk is a great day of family fun. Participate in the 5K Fun Run or bring your dog and enjoy a nice trail walk with your best friend! There will also be free kayak rides, soccer and other field games, water balloon archery, tie-dying, and pony rides (small fee). It’s also a chance to get a sneak peak at Camp Greenwell! Food will be available for sale, and the normal parking fee is waived for the day. Some activities have a small fee. 5K Fun Run: $30 pre-registration through June 6 or $35 day of event Dog Walk: $5 day of event Register online at Great Mills High School Class of 2004 10 Year Reunion St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge #2092, Lexington Park – 7 p.m.

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The Great Mills Class of 2004 will have a 10 year reunion at the St. Mary’s Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. Come to see your classmates and join us for Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, D.J., and dancing! Tickets must be purchased 3 weeks before event, and are $25/person or $40/couple. Please contact us at for additional information.

Sunday, June 8 Sundays in the Park 25450 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood Sundays in the Park is a family-friendly event where the community is welcome to come and browse the rooms of historic Rosedale Manor. Rosedale was the home of John Philip Greenwell, Jr., who donated his land to the state of Maryland, and began the Greenwell Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization offering inclusive and accessible programs, services, and facilities within Greenwell State Park. Self-guided tours of the manor house are available. Sundays in the Park is also an opportunity for brides-to-be to spend some time inside the manor house and envision what their special day will look like! Sundays in the Park takes place on the second Sunday of every month. $3 parking fee.

Wednesday, June 11 Open Mic Night at Waldorf West Smallwood Dr W, St Charles – 6 p.m. At Open Mic Night, everyone is a star! Sing a song, recite a poem, tell some jokes, play an instrument, perform a dance routine. Charles County has talent, and this is the place to show it off! All ages are welcome! Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11 at Waldorf West Library. Contact Bill Stea at bstea@ for more information.

Saturday, June 14 Crab Festival Point Lookout Road & Route 5, Leonardtown – 11 a.m. The 29th Annual Crab Festival is a celebration of St. Mary’s County crab culture and cooking. Plenty of steamed hard crabs, soft crabs, crab cakes, crab soups, and other seafood dishes are available for purchase. Car & bike show, regional crafters, live music, children’s activities. Admission fee. Gala in the Garden 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood – 6:30 p.m. Join Sotterley for Gala in the Garden: Mambo in Miami. The Sotterley garden will resonate with distinctive South Beach Art Deco influences, the rhythms of the Miami Sound Machine and Buena Vista Social Club, plus exceptional Latin and Cuban infused cuisine! Enjoy fresh river breezes, cool libations, delectable morsels, palate pleasers, fabulous live and silent auction items, special guests, and amazing music in the Colonial Revival Garden. Advance reservations required. Purchase tickets online:

Monday, June 16 Cub Scout Day Camp 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown June 16 – 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. June 17-19 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. June 20 – 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have a cub scout or are thinking of have your son join cub scouts, attend day camp! A great way to keep the scouting momentum going! A great way to kick start your child in scouting! Day camp will take place at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds from June 16 through June 20. Register by May 16 and pay $165. Register any time after May 16 and pay $205. Friday will be Family Fun Day. For information on Day Camp email For information on Cub Scout units in the area visit For information on other scout events going on visit

Saturday, June 21 Beerfest 47418 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City – 12 p.m. Enjoy select craft brews, local cuisine, artisans, crafters and live music. This event is a fundraiser for Historic St. Mary’s City. Admission charged.


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Wednesday, June 25 Sotterley Speaker Series: Peter Carolson 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood – 7 p.m. Sotterley Plantation is pleased to announce the presenters for the 2014 Speaker Series at Sotterley. An important community outreach, this series is yet another way that this National Historic Landmark fulfills its mission of preserving, researching, and interpreting Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures and environments and to serve the world as an educational, cultural, and community resource. Because of the ongoing generosity of The Boeing Company, dedicated to promoting education and the arts within the Southern Maryland community, the Speaker Series at Sotterley is free to the public. Due to limited seating, advanced reservations are required. Call 301-373-2280 for reservations.

Saturday, June 28 June Juggernaut 21550 Willows Road, Lexington Park The June Juggernaut is a fundraiser event for the Southern Maryland Disc Golf Club. The June Juggernaut will showcase the Long Basket positions on every hole, and play from both sets of teepads. See below for division details. There is a 36 team limit. Please pre-register if possible, or pay the morning of. Bring/get your own lunch. There will be a 1 hour break between rounds, with many restaurant options only minutes from the course. *Divisions* Gold (advanced): $30 per team. Cash payout Silver (intermediate): $30 per team. Cash payout Family (Rec): $20 per team. Everyone gets a disc. *Preregister* Paypal to: Include player First & Last Names, Team Name, and Division. *Course Format* Gold and Silver: Round 1 - Long Pad to Long Basket Round 2 - Short Pad to Long Basket *Family:* Round 1 - Temporary short tee zones to Long basket Round 2 - Short Pad to Long Basket 9th Annual Calvert Hospice House Poker Run 11820 Hg Trueman Road, Lusby – 10:30 The 9th annual Poker Run to help out the hospice house will be held on Saturday, June 28. It will be a great ride and you will have all kinds of fun. Please come join us. All bikes, cars and trucks are welcome. The cost of the ride will be $20 per bike, car or truck and $10 per passage. Sign up will be at 10:30 till 12:00 then we will make 5 stops to draw cards and then we will return back to the Legion for the after party, where there will be free give-aways, a live auction all kinds of food and music by D.J. Rick. The money that you pay at the start of the ride covers the after party. If you just want to join the after party the cost will be $10. If you would like to donate something to help raise money that would be great also. For more information please contact Chris Bowen at 443-532-8343 or by email at Hope to see you all there.

Friday, July 4 July First Friday Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown – 5 p.m. The First Friday of each month, historic Leonardtown retailers open their doors to showcase live music, art gallery receptions, poetry readings, book signings, cooking classes, wine tastings, and a host of dining and shopping specials! The theme for July will be Jazz Jam on the Square!

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ment and explore what it takes to become a fire fighter and what the job is like. Visit the firehouse. For more information call 301863-8188 or visit

activities at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Race ending time varies by the wind speed. Free.

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Saturday, Aug. 2

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival 38370 Point Breeze Road Coltons Point – 12 p.m. Live jazz artists and array of seafood delicacies on the Riverside lawn at St. Clements Island Museum. Event begins at 12 p.m. Advance tickets only. Admission fee.

Point Lookout State Park Lighthouse Open House Point Lookout State Park, Scotland - 10 a.m. The Lighthouse will be open to the public for self-guided tours. Volunteers from the Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society will be on hand for questions. There is an admissions fee.

Sunday, July 13 Sundays in the Park 25450 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood Sundays in the Park is a family-friendly event where the community is welcome to come and browse the rooms of historic Rosedale Manor. Rosedale was the home of John Philip Greenwell, Jr., who donated his land to the state of Maryland, and began the Greenwell Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization offering inclusive and accessible programs, services, and facilities within Greenwell State Park. Self-guided tours of the manor house are available. Sundays in the Park is also an opportunity for brides-to-be to spend some time inside the manor house and envision what their special day will look like! Sundays in the Park takes place on the second Sunday of every month. $3 parking fee.

Tuesday, July 15 Survivor 1661 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St Mary’s City – 10 a.m. Do you have what it takes to be a colonist? Discover the skills that will help you find success in colonial Maryland. At the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, where it is always 1661, campers will cook a meal, build a fence, sew a haversack, and more! The fee is $120 for four days. Registration is required, fees are non-refundable unless a session is filled or cancelled. Payment must be received to guarantee registration.

Sunday, July 27 VBS Family Night at SCBC 12140 HG Trueman Road Lusby – 5 p.m. Attend Our FREE Family Night VBS Closing Ceremony at Southern Calvert Baptist Church! Family members participating in our VBS program this year: please join us for hotdogs, popcorn and cotton candy while enjoying fellowship and amazing musical performances by the children. You’ll be inspired by all they have learned during their uplifting week at VBS. For more information call 410-326-6533, email or visit our website,

Tuesday, July 29 Storybook Art – Preschool Art Camp 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons July 29 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. July 30 - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. July 31 - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Let’s celebrate the magical world of children’s storybooks as we listen to stories, play fun games, and create art inspired by the stories, characters, and illustrations. Bring your child, ages 3 to 5, to Storybook Art from July 29 through July 31. There is an a.m. shift from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and there is a p.m. shift from 1 to 3 p.m. The fee for members is $50 and the fee for non-members is $55. Each child comes away with several fun projects! Registration is required. Call 410-326-4640 to register. For more information, visit

Friday, Aug. 1

Independence Day Fireworks 46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden – 9 p.m. Dennis Point Marina & Campground will be holding its Annual Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday, July 4. Children’s activities and entertainment will be held throughout the day. The cost is $5 per car. Fireworks occur at sunset. Come early and stay late!

August First Friday Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown – 5 p.m. The First Friday of each month, historic Leonardtown retailers open their doors to showcase live music, art gallery receptions, poetry readings, book signings, cooking classes, wine tastings, and a host of dining and shopping specials!

Wednesday, July 9

Governor’s Cup Yacht Race 18952 East Fisher Road, St. Mary’s City – 2:55 p.m. The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race is the oldest and longest overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay. This year marks the 41st running of the race from Maryland’s current capital city (Annapolis) to its’ first capital in St. Mary’s City. Shore side

Explore Fire Service Career 21677 F.D.R. Blvd., Lexington Park – 2 p.m. Teens, meet fire fighters from Bay District Fire Depart-


Sunday, Aug. 10 Sundays in the Park 25450 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood Sundays in the Park is a family-friendly event where the community is welcome to come and browse the rooms of historic Rosedale Manor. Rosedale was the home of John Philip Greenwell, Jr., who donated his land to the state of Maryland, and began the Greenwell Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization offering inclusive and accessible programs, services, and facilities within Greenwell State Park. Self-guided tours of the manor house are available. Sundays in the Park is also an opportunity for brides-to-be to spend some time inside the manor house and envision what their special day will look like! Sundays in the Park takes place on the second Sunday of every month. $3 parking fee.

Saturday, Aug. 16 Children’s Day 38370 Point Breeze Road Coltons Point – 11 a.m. Children’s games, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Food, music, and boat rides free for kids. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 23 Sotterley Barn Bash 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood – 5 p.m. Join us for a fun family-friendly night of live music and dancing featuring “Country Memories”. Admission at the gate. Music begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27 Sotterley Speaker Series: Called to Serve 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood – 7 p.m. Admission: FREE - Please call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation today! Admiral Rochon retired from the federal government in June 2012 as a Senior Executive Service appointee to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security. While there he was CBP’s first Principal Executive for Strategic Integration and Chief Strategy Officer. In his new position he was responsible for advising the Commissioner and other CBP senior officials on the best enterprise approaches for strategically integrating business operations and processes to achieve organizational effectiveness and efficiency. He is now a private consultant, speaker, and writer. Most recently he was the White House consultant to a world famous director and advisor to Oscar-winning actors for the #1 box office hit movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” With his superior public outreach skills he made compelling appeals to over 5 million viewers to see the movie, which grossed over $130 million in 3 weeks.

Friday, September 5 September First Friday Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown – 5 p.m. The First Friday of each month, historic Leonardtown retailers open their doors to showcase live music, art gallery receptions, poetry readings, book signings, cooking classes, wine tastings, and a host of dining and shopping specials!

Saturday, September 6 Point Lookout State Park Lighthouse Open House Point Lookout State Park, Scotland - 10 a.m. The Lighthouse will be open to the public for self-guided tours. Volunteers from the Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society will be on hand for questions. There is an admissions fee.


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For 40 years, the Cove Point LNG Terminal has worked to protect the health and natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay—and we won’t stop now. As Dominion moves forward with its Cove Point LNG export project—which will provide a

and around our property. And we’ll work closely with government agencies, as well as local

significant economic boost to Calvert County—our top priority continues to be making sure

landowners, to ensure that, as we build, the impacts on our community and your day-to-day

that a 40-year commitment to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem remains intact.

routines are minimal.

Dominion has an extensive environmental conservation plan in place at Cove Point. Even

We’re proud that Calvert County has come to expect this spirit of stewardship from us. After

after adding export capabilities to our 1,000-acre site, nearly 80 percent of the land will

all, we’ve provided $2.3 million in charitable grants and donations in Maryland over the past

remain a pristine nature preserve.

decade, been commended for our efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population,

The nearby freshwater marshlands will still provide homes for several species of insects,

and led an initiative to save the largest freshwater marsh on the bay’s western shore.

amphibians and plants. We’ll keep using indigenous plants in our landscaping. We’ll

In short, Dominion understands the importance of respecting the environment and preserving

collaborate further with environmentalists to protect endangered vegetation and animals in

Southern Maryland’s quality of life. At Cove Point, we’re about to prove it to you once again.

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Addiction Knows No Boundaries On April 3 the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) and the Prescription Drug Abuse Abatement Council (PDAAC) sponsored their 5th community forum/workshop. This workshop provided information on the signs of abuse, how to deal with a loved one's addiction, and how to access available treatment resources. Thank you to all our community partners who helped make this event a success. The forum showed many that every community faces the issues of alcohol and other drug abuse and the Calvert County is no different. How we respond to those who need help is what will make us stand out. Calvert County has community agencies and service providers working to provide the necessary information and services for addicts and their families. Do we have every service that an addict may need on the road to recovery? No, but we are working to fill the gaps. Do we have services for the family of an addict? Yes, bur not enough so we are working to connect parents with local support groups or helping to start support groups. Addiction is an illness and affects each person differently, which means each individual's road to recovery is different. Some will meet you with success early, while others will struggle and possibly relapse.

As a community our role is to support the addict and family in crisis by encouraging them to seek counseling and treatment. Addiction knows no boundaries. It does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, religion or economic status. Addiction does not care what you drive, where you live or who your friends are. It's time to replace the old stereotype of an addict with an accurate picture of today's addict. It can be the person sitting beside you at church, standing beside you at your child's soccer game, or line with you at the grocery store. It can be the honor student, your son or daughter's teammate, and it may even be someone you love. If you or someone you know are in need of treatment, contact Calvert Substance Abuse Services at 410-535-3079 to learn more about available treatment options. For those in recovery seeking support group information, a list of current Calvert County meetings can be found on the CAASA website at www. For those wanting to learn more about alcohol and other drug addiction, the following websites provide helpful information:;; and www.drugabuse. gov. Janet Bateman President, CAASA Board of Directors

Sue Kullen Sue Kullen is an amazing person and well qualified candidate for State Delegate! As a famiIy nurse practitioner, legislative Chair for the Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians and a leader in the health care community, I have known Sue professionally for more than five years and throughout that time she has worked tirelessly for the people and communities of Southern Maryland. Sue has been involved in numerous programs in the three Southern Maryland counties which aim to increase access to health care, both physical and mental health care. She helped institute new centers for care and sponsored legislation while she was a delegate that promoted access to care for all. Her record is impressive both as a State Delegate and as a private citizen. She always has the interests of the people at the forefront as she works tirelessly promoting well-being for the people

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in our communities. In 2009, Sue sponsored and helped pass legislation in Annapolis to provide better accountability on the Board of Nursing for Advanced Practice Nurses in Maryland. In 2010, Sue sponsored and led the way in getting legislation passed that eliminated barriers to practice for nurse practitioners, allowing more nurse practitioners to practice in critical health care shortage areas. This allowed many more Maryland citizens to have increased access to both primary and specialty health care, as well as much needed mental health services. Please vote for Sue Kullen again in the next election and help her fight for the people of Calvert County—and Maryland! Lorraine Diana, MS, RN, CRNP Waldorf, Md.

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Every Generation

This is a picture of Robert at graduation, my brother Scott, my sister Maria, my grandmother Alberta Fisher and me. By the time this picture was taken, Scott was studying at College Park, Maria was in High School and I was studying at George Washington University. Robert was the first child in any preceding generation in our family to receive a college degree.

It was my parents dream that each of their four children would one day attend college. You see, they were married at 17, and left high school early to raise their family. In all, they had four children, three boys and one girl. Understanding the difficulty of making it in life without an education, they impressed upon us that college would not be an option. It would be a requirement. As my oldest brother Robert neared his junior year at Lansdowne High School in Baltimore, my father made an appointment with the Vice Principal to discuss College. The Vice Principal indicated that kids from Baltimore Highlands had little chance of making it into college, let alone into the United States Naval Academy! This was a remarkable statement, and one that thankfully, our parents did not accept. During the months that followed, my parents worked tirelessly to navigate the college admissions process – a process that was foreign to a family that had never seen a college diploma. Through great sacrifice and persistence, my bother Robert was accepted into “NAPS”, the Naval Academy Preparatory School. After studying at NAPS, he was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Four years later, Robert stood before thousands of proud parents and was presented a degree from Caspar Weinberger, the United States Secretary of State. Herein lies the great reality of the American Dream. Opportunity begins with hard work, sacrifice and yes, persistence. The strength of our fathers and mothers and our families, will open doors to a life that offers greater possibilities. This theme runs throughout the American fabric. Namely, that every generation should have an opportunity at a better life. Today, we hear leaders in Annapolis & Washington say that hard work doesn’t matter - that the American dream is dead. These leaders speak to their own failures and prey upon fear and envy. They seek to divide people by race and socio-economic status. They have failed miserably at managing our Country and our State. I categorically reject these leaders because, well, I started at the bottom. It’s time that we elect people who speak to our aspirations and show us the pathway to a better life. It’s time to renew the American fabric that has made us an exceptional Nation. Every Generation! Mark Fisher State Delegate

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Rising Costs and Rising Insurance Premiums By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner, District 2

Each of the County Commissioners are getting postcards and letters detailing how hard it is for our teacher and other Board of Education employee constituents to make ends meet financially. It costs more to live in Maryland. Incomes are not going as far as they used to go for many of us. I have constant sticker shock every time I buy something. What influence does a County Commissioner have over the rising costs of goods and services? We have very little. We do set the local property and income tax rates. Amazingly, Calvert County has kept the same property tax rate since 1987 which means we have had not added to your costs, and with lower assessments, many of you have been paying less in property taxes. It also means that with less tax money to spend, County employees have not gotten annual step or longevity increases or cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) in several of the years since the economic downturn in 2008. We hear how the surrounding jurisdictions, which all have quite a bit higher property tax rates than ours (St. Mary’s County has a fire tax that raises their rate above ours) are able to do more. Yet, we funded the Board of Education above the required Maintenance of Effort level every year except one by millions of dollars and we have the highest average teacher pay in the State. Meanwhile, the County must incur substantial new costs to provide additional courtroom space for the new Circuit Court Judge and the expanding court system. Police, fire, and rescue vehicles must be replaced. A costly new radio system is required for public safety. We do not

yet know the costs for the new bail system mandated by the State Court of Appeals and the legislature. The list goes on and on, but suffice it to say that required additional funding is ballooning. Yet, it is hard to say no to worthwhile endeavors and to appealing new initiatives that would definitely benefit our community. It is also hard to know that County employees are stretched thin for virtually the same compensation. Some constituents have requested that we raise taxes to permit the Board of Education to increase teacher pay, apparently forgetting that those same teachers will pay the higher taxes. Meanwhile, the cost of health insurance is going up sharply. I heard a startling statistic recently that 40% of the new enrollees in the Health Exchange in Maryland as called for in Obamacare, actually already had BC/BS insurance through an existing plan with higher premiums. That means that carriers like BC/ BS have to provide more services for less premiums, or make up the difference from non-Exchange policy holders. Both County government and the Board of Education are self-insured, which means that we pay actual claims based on the discounted rates that BC/BS has negotiated with its participating providers plus an administrative fee for handling all the paperwork, adjudicating and paying claims, and using BC/BS’s extensive network of providers who have agreed to accept BC/BS reimbursement rates. Both the County government and the Board of Education pay significant portions of the employee health insurance costs, while the employee pays part of the cost, pays for co-pays, deductibles, etc based on the plan they elect. For the Board of Education, health insurance is part of the Union contract, so any increase in premium costs must be covered by the funds they receive from the state and County governments and most can not be passed through to the employees in the form of higher premiums, co-pays, or deductibles. So, the question for the elected Board of

Robert Burness Most people have probably imagined being in the right place at just the right time in a life-or-death situation. 68 year-old Robert Burness doesn’t have to imagine. Three times, fate has chosen him to move its mighty hand. Sometime around Christmas during the late ‘70s, Burness noticed with concern that his 4 monthold daughter, Edie, had become very quiet. Peering into her crib, he soon discovered the cause of the child’s distress: a piece of hard candy, which had become lodged in her throat. Using the then-new Heimlich-procedure he had learned during his tour of Germany in the Air Force, Burness dislodged the candy and cleared her passageway. Years later, while working as a NASA guard, he became concerned about a married friend’s wife who had been sick for several days. Over the husbands’ protestations that it was “just a head cold”, Burness drove the friend’s wife to the hospital, where she was admitted to the emergency room with an advanced case of pneumonia. Finally, during one of his frequent trips to Washington D.C., a young girl’s hand became stuck in one of the plastic plates at the top of an escalator at a Metro station. Burness, keeping his wits about him, disabled the escalator with a thump on the side rail – exactly as the safety manual recommends. Most would say that Burges is a hero. Edie Burges would agree. Edward C. Davenport, Drum Point, Md

Education becomes, IF the County IS able to provide additional funding for the Board of Education, do those funds go to pay for higher insurance premiums or do those funds go to increased employee pay? Either way, the employee benefits through the payment of the higher insurance premiums or through higher pay. The County and its employees are placed in the same dilemma. If there is an increase in compensation, will it offset higher insurance premiums? Either way, the employees, like many of you, may be left with the same salary after the higher insurance premiums are factored into the equation or may be compromised financially with less pay and, in some instances, higher premiums. IF the County is unable to increase the funding, does the employee end up with no salary increase AND higher health insurance costs? What about taking the funds from the Unassigned Fund Balance, which is the County’s savings, as some have suggested? We can use Unassigned Fund Balance for onetime capital costs, but not for planned operating costs and still maintain our award-winning fiscal integrity and our AAA bond rating. If savings were depleted for operating costs like salaries one year, where would the money for the higher salaries come from the following years when all the savings are gone? Significantly higher tax rates would be required. The fiscally sound practice is to reduce or hold the line on spending until a recovering economy, rising property assessments, additional economic growth, and rising salaries bring in added tax revenue to cover the cost of additional spending. How can we say yes to it all without significant increases in your tax rates? We can not. There are instances when we will have to say no to good requests when we would rather say yes. We will do the best we can with the resources you have provided us to keep Calvert moving forward.

Serving God and Country As our country is involved in the Middle East and other parts of the world, we can look at the United States through a Christian world view and see how we fit into God’s plan for mankind. Many years ago, man had an erroneous image of God as a righteous, all-powerful being, so awesome that to see His face was to die. To sin was to incur His wrath. He seemed aloof and lived in a place so incredibly beautiful and perfect that we couldn’t comprehend it. Someone had to give us a more correct understanding of God’s love, mercy, forgiveness and grace. That person would have to interface with us in sometimes difficult or dangerous situations. He would have to endure heat, cold, hunger, thirst, fatigue and other unpleasant physical conditions. He would have to see evil, cruelty, injustices, hatred and other examples of man’s inhumanity to man. He would have to face rejection and opposition from those who felt their power threatened. He would have to set us free from the evil and wrong ideas that were holding us captive. And in the end, He would have to suffer and die for our sins. Jesus volunteered for that job, came to earth, and was born on the first Christmas day. After His resurrection and return to heaven, Jesus’ followers began to spread His teachings throughout the world, with their greatest successes occurring in Europe. Over time, gladiator games were abolished, rulers ceded rights to their subjects, people began to govern themselves, women were treated with respect, slavery was abolished, etc. Wherever Christianity had a major influence, progress occurred and freedom began to flourish. Founded on Biblical principles, the United States is the continuation and high point of Christian influence in the world.

In Luke 12:4 NKJV, Jesus says that “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required...”. God has given our country many blessings and has made us the most powerful nation on the earth at this time. He didn’t raise up this country for our glory and purpose, but for His. I believe He intends, with our consent, to use our wealth, resources and sometimes our military power to bring freedom to oppressed people. One freedom could be freedom of religion which would help to fulfill the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19, 20. It would be a stretch to suggest that our military personnel now serving and those who have served in the past are perfect like Jesus or that the United States is heaven, but some things are similar. Many of our military personnel in the past were volunteers. Now they all are. Many left our awesome, beautiful country and have taken on the difficult and dangerous jobs of protecting our country and freeing oppressed people. Many are enduring harsh physical conditions and are seeing some of the inhumanity of evil people. Many are also facing some rejection and opposition. And regrettably, some of them may suffer, and some may die. Many people want to live lives that have meaning, have a positive impact on the world, and are part of something much bigger than themselves. In opposing tyranny and oppression in both the past and the present, our country, and especially our military, whether Christian or otherwise, is accomplishing those goals and continuing the work Jesus started on that first Christmas day. Let us pray that God will give them and their families many blessings and much success. Robert Boudreaux Waldorf, Md.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014


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

Milton Albert “Reds” Robertson, Sr., 84 Milton Albert “Reds” Robertson, Sr., 84, of North Beach passed away April 30 at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick. He was born August 17, 1929 in Washington, D.C. to Edward G. and Anna Marie (Crowe) Robertson. Milton was raised in Chesapeake Beach and attended Beach Elementary and Calvert High School, graduating in 1948. He also attended the University of Maryland for two years. He enlisted in the United States Navy on August 9, 1950 and served in Korea on the USS Massey, earning the National Defense and Navy Occupation Service Medals. He was honorably discharged on June 14, 1954 as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class. Milton worked for John Driggs Construction of Capitol Heights as a heavy construction estimator, retiring in 1993. He married Barbara Shipman, and they later divorced. Milton was a member of the Prince Frederick Masonic Lodge 1542, where he was a past Master and the StallingsWilliams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Milton was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, his companion, Evelyn Schwab, and a son Mark Daniel Robertson. He is survived by sons Milton A. Robertson, Jr. of Chesapeake Beach, Mitchell A. Robertson of North Beach, and Matthew A. Robertson and wife Charlene of California. Also surviving are five granddaughters and three great-granddaughters. Family and friends were received on Monday, May, 12, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 P.M at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of life followed at 12:30 PM. Interment followed in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. To leave condolences visit

Monica Jean DeLawder, 78 Monica Jean DeLawder, age 78, of Lothian, MD passed away April 29 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis. She was born December 19, 1935 in Trinidad and Tobago to Alfred and Aida (Mosca) DeFrites. She re-

ceived her education in Trinidad and graduated from St. Joseph’s Convent School. Monica came to the United States in 1958 and settled in Maryland. She was employed at the Sunshine Biscuit Company and later at the Equifax Credit Bureau retiring in 2000. Monica moved to Lothian in 2002. She most recently was employed at the Deli of Roland’s in Chesapeake Beach. Monica attended St. Anthony’s Church in North Beach. God and family were very important in her life. She was very social; enjoying the company of others and always willing to listen and lend a helping hand. She enjoyed music and dancing. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Christopher Lee DeLawder and brother Alfred DeFrites. Surviving are a son Alan R. DeLawder and his wife Regis of Owings, MD and daughter Mary D. DeLawder, of Ocean City, MD; grandchildren Gary DeLawder and his wife Melissa, Michael DeLawder, and Anthony DeLawder and his partner Amanda. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Logan, Meli and Caleb and a sister Margaret Stone and her husband Bernard of Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Friends were received on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2-4 P.M at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 5, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Church, 8816 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, MD. Interment followed at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD. To leave a condolence visit

Ronald Stanislaus Mayhew, 70 Ronald Stanislaus Mayhew, age 70, of Huntingtown, MD passed away April 28 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was born October 12, 1943 in Washington, DC to Stanislaus Xavier and Arleen Elizabeth (Ferguson) Mayhew. Ronald was employed as an elevator repair electrician for the Bureau of Printing and Engraving for 30 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking; making lamps, jewelry boxes, and flower boxes. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his former spouse Gail Mayhew of Hughesville, MD; three daughters Michelle Moorman and her husband Michael of Hughesville, MD, Christine Mayhew Hale and her husband Dylan of Apex, NC, and Carolyn Marie Paschal and her husband Roger

of Hughesville, MD, and a son Ronald Craig Mayhew of Bluefield, WV; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three sisters, Brenda Simpson Locklear and her husband Mack of Glendale, MD, Wanda Hoge and her husband Greg of Salem, VA, and Nancy Adams and her husband Canie of Moneta, VA. Friends were received on Friday, May, 2, 2014 from 10:30 A.M- 12 Noon at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where services and a celebration of Ronald’s life followed at 12 noon. Interment was at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD. To leave a condolence visit

Elizabeth Joan Braden, 55 Elizabeth Joan Braden, 55, of North Beach, Maryland died Wednesday April 30, 2014.She was born to Frank and Joan Braden in Takoma Park, Maryland. Elizabeth graduated from Rockville High School in 1976 and received a B.A. in English and Theater Arts from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College in 1980. She married Karl Bugenhagen in 1981 and they lived together in North Beach. Elizabeth was a middle and high school teacher in both Calvert and Anne Arundel counties until the beginning of 2014. She was passionate about teaching students in and outside the classroom. Elizabeth was a street character actress and delighted many patrons at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for 29 years, especially as a character named Maude Campbell. She loved to travel and took many trips in the US and abroad with her husband, family, and friends. Elizabeth was a leader of drama and Rainbowland children’s ministries at Chesapeake Church. Elizabeth is survived by her husband and two sons, Peter, of Annapolis, and Nathan, of North Beach; her mother Joan, of Elkridge and her sister Melinda Braden of Ellicott City. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 6 at 11am at Chesapeake Church, 6201 Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown, MD 20639. There was time for visitation from 10-11am. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Chesapeake Church. Arrangement s by Rausch Funeral Home. P.A.

Charles Roger Hoffman, 83 Charles Roger Hoffman, 83, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away at Calvert Nursing Center on Tuesday, May 6. Charles was born in Arbington, PA on July 21, 1930. Charlie entered the US Navy in June 1948, he served in the Korean War on the Naval Ship the USS Bairoko CVE 115. He was honorably discharged in May 1952. He worked as a US Postal Carrier for several years. He spent most of his career as a Supervisor for Long Fence Company where he retired from. Charlie enjoyed collecting eagles, coins and baseball cards. He loved to go fishing although he rarely had time to go. He was an avid Redskin fan. Charlie spent most of his retirement caring for his grandchildren, great grandchildren and many of the neighborhood children who he adored. Charlie was affectionally known as PopPop to many people. Caregiving was his passion. When his wife Bobbie became ill he was her caretaker until he became too ill to take care of her himself. Charlie was predeceased by his father, Gordon Hoffman, his mother, Mary Clemens, his step-father, Donald Clemens, his brother, David Clemens and his beloved wife of 60 years, Bobbie Jeanne Hoffman. Charlie is survived by his loving daughter, Cheri Mrkva and husband Frank J. Mrkva Jr. of St. Leonard, MD. Charlie is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Buddy Mrkva of St. Leonard and Renee Reamy and husband Paul Reamy of Prince Frederick, Md and great-grandchildren Trent Hall, Brooklyn Reamy his (BrookieBoo), Trevor Reamy and Juliana Reamy and his brother, Herman Hoffman of Pennsylvania, his sister Pat Wilson of Florida, his brother-in-law John Davis of North Carolina, and his sister-in-law Barbara Clemens of Georgia and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Rd. Port Republic, MD 20676 on Friday May 9, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The funeral service was held immediately afterwards with Pastor Rick Hancock officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Condolences for the family may be offered online at

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Sarah Oletha Caporratti, 78

Nancy Lee Wood, 78

Sarah Oletha Caporratti, age 78, of Owings, passed away May 4 at the BurnettCalvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick. She was born October 12, 1935 in Boswell, Oklahoma to Clarence M. and Maudine (Morris) Cover. Sarah was raised in Lubbock, Texas and married James M. Davis on July 30, 1955. In the mid 1960’s, she moved to the Washington, D.C. area, residing in North and Chesapeake Beach. Sarah was employed as a booking agent at the Stardust in Waldorf. On June 12, 1979, she married Paul F. Caporratti and they lived in North Beach and Lothian. Paul passed away in 1998, and Sarah moved to Sunderland and then to Owings in 2010. She enjoyed attending the functions at Deale Elks Lodge with her husband, Paul. She also enjoyed attending her son Mike’s baseball games and spending time with her grandchildren Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, eleven siblings; her husband Paul Frank Caporratti, and a son Paul Forrest Davis. Surviving are a son James Michael Davis and his wife Michelle and grandchildren Matthew Paul, Jacob Michael and Jessica Michelle Davis, all of Owings. Friends were received on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 3 – 4 P.M. at Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County, 9870 Old Solomons Road, Owings, where a service and celebration of Sarah’s life followed at 4:00 P.M. To leave a condolence visit

Nancy Lee Wood, 78, of Prince Frederick, passed away May 6 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. She was born January 5, 1936 in Portsmouth, NH to Coleman A. and Jesse C. (Conklin) Gentry. She moved with her family to North Carolina, where she was raised and graduated from Chapel Hill High School. Nancy then moved to the Washington, D.C. area and worked for the FBI. She was also employed as an administrative secretary for the Gott Company, Hall Tax Service, Calvert Christian School, and was the site administrator for Maxima Computer Systems in Prince George’s County. Nancy married John W. Wood on April 3, 1954, and they made their home in Calvert County. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County. In her leisure time, she enjoyed music, especially playing the harp, cooking and spending time with her family. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, who passed away in 2001, and her companion of many years, Edwin L. Pott. She is survived by daughters Darlene Cherowitzo of Jupiter, FL, Dawn Wood of California, MD, and sons Dean Wood of North Beach, and Eric Wood of Florida. Also surviving are five grandchildren Ashley, Jeremy, Brad, Lauren and Alyssa, four great-grandchildren; brothers Coleman A. Gentry, Jr., of Sedona, AZ, and James C. Gentry of Sacramento, CA. She is also survived by other extended family members, Sharon Cook, and Cynthia, Terry, and Steven Pott and their families. Family and friends were received on Friday, May 9 from 5-8 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings and on Saturday, May 10 from 10-11 AM at Grace Brethren Church. A funeral service followed on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Interment was held at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 175, Baltimore, MD 21208. To leave condolences visit

Eileen Faye Bowen, 59 Eileen Faye Bowen, 59, of Port Republic passed away May 2 at Washington Hospital Center in D.C. She was born August 30, 1954 in Washington, D.C. to Andreas L. and Mary A. (McConnell) Gotsis. Eileen was primarily raised in Randle Cliff, and attended Calvert High School. She was married to Allen Hutchins Bowen, Jr. for approximately 35 years. She was employed as a Bank Manager and Vice President of First National Bank in Prince Frederick, Dunkirk, and Deale. Eileen also worked as an office manager at physician’s office in Prince Frederick, and later as a comptroller with the Southern Maryland Community Network, also in Prince Frederick. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, lighthouses, traveling, especially going to the beach, antiques and her pet dogs. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by sons Mark A. Bowen and wife Lisa of Port Republic and Joseph A. Bowen of Prince Frederick. Also surviving are her former spouse, Allen H. Bowen, Jr., grandchildren Virginia, Carly, and Laney, a sister Ginger Day of Ocala, FL, and brothers Andy Gotsis of Dunkirk, and William “Pat” Gotsis of Owings. Family and friends were received on Thursday, May 8, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of life was held on Friday at10:30 AM. Interment followed at Washington National Cemetery, Suitland. To leave condolences visit

survived by great grandchildren Cody, Kyle, Kelsey, Kylie and Sammy Sears.; and sisters Alverta Johnson of Prince Frederick, Emily Dake and her husband Gaylord of Missouri and Cecile Howard and her husband Malcolm of West Virginia. Friends were received on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-7 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a service and celebration of her life followed at 7:00 P.M. Internment will take place on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Harmony UMC Building Fund, 155 E Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, MD 20736. To leave condolences visit

Mark E. Swiger, 62 Mark E. Swiger, age 62 of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland passed away May 5. He is the loving father of Alison Swiger-Martin and Sara Swiger, and step-son of Patricia Swiger. He is also survived by his grandchildren Noah Ryan, Ashlynn Martin, Riley Martin, Paige Martin and sisters Becky McCullough and Lori Hartung. He was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Swiger and his parents Earle Swiger and Mildred Barker. Mr. Swiger lived in Chesapeake Beach for more than 10 years and retired from The Department of the Navy, NAVFAC, as a planner and estimator. After retirement , he worked as a General Contractor. His hobbies included woodworking and anything that involved working with his hands. He always looked forward to visiting his old home state, West Virgin-

ia. He was very fond of his dog Molly, pet bird Lupé and rooting for his favorite football team, the Baltimore Ravens. A Memorial Service was held on May 12, 2014 at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A., Owings, MD.

Kathy Stephens Kathy Stephens was born in 1963 in Washington, DC to the late Randolph and Nancy Stephens, Sr. she is one of five children. Kathy grew up in Ft. Washington, MD where she graduated from Friendly Sr. High School in 1982. Kathy lived with her father in LaPlata, MD until he passed away, she then moved to a group home in Waldorf MD. Kathy worked as a janitor at Melwood in Clinton, MD for ten years. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs. Kathy enjoyed reading, playing games on her computer, word puzzles and most of all quilting. Kathy is survived by her siblings; Randolph L. (Julie) Stephens, Jr., Rose Burton, Barbara Herber and Teresa Hall, Nieces and nephews; Katie and Bradley Stephens, Scott Burton, Trey Cook, DJ Herber, Missy Humiston, Jason Herber, Jessica McEachern, Scotty Beland, Randy and Emma Hall and aunts; Lynda (Jerry) Wood and Nannette (Donnie) Wise. Memorial contributions may be made to Melwood at 5606 Dower House Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 or Family invited friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A. 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD 20736, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 2:00 pm to time of service which was held at 4:00pm.

Mary Virginia Sears, 88 Mary Virginia Sears, age 88, of Owings, passed away May 8 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Calloway. She was born in Calvert County on September 13, William Melvin and Laura Mae (Sears) Phipps. Mary was raised in Friendship and attended local schools. In August of 1943, she married William Lee “Billy” Sears in Forestville, and they made their home in Paris and moved to Owings in 1959. Mary worked for the National Geographic Society in Rockville, and later as a postal clerk at the Owings Post Office and retired in the late 1980’s. Mary was a member of Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church and was a former member of the choir. She enjoyed watching baseball, listening to blue grass music, traveling with her husband and cooking. Her door was always open with her table set for family and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother William “Pete” Phipps Jr., son James W. Sears and husband William L. “Billy” Sears. Surviving are a daughter in law Nancy Lee Sears of Lusby; grandsons James W. Sears, II “Billy” and his wife Tracy of Lusby and Phillip S. Sears and his wife Shannon of St. Leonard. She is also

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Extraordinary Opportunity Offered For Middle Schoolers Summer Environmental Institute on July 28 – August 1 Is your middle school student interested in environmental science, being outdoors, learning by doing, and experimenting? The Calvert Marine Museum is offering the perfect program: the Summer Environmental Institute. This fun, hands-on camp experience will give kids a chance to get out on the water, into the marsh, behind the scenes at the museum, and into science labs at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL). Camp is July 28 to Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and participants pay only $75. Visit the website at or call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register. The children will have an opportunity to talk with CBL scientists who have collected base data on the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay for over 30 years. They will learn to interpret the information, review the trends, and learn to do water sampling and analysis to see how results compare. Participants will explore how natural events can have an enormous impact on the Chesapeake

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Senior Citizen News

Holiday Closing Calvert Pines, North Beach and Southern Pines Senior Centers will be closed Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day.

Red, White and Blue Picnic Come to the annual Red, White and Blue Picnic, Wednesday, June 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Calvert County Fairgrounds. A new menu featuring BBQ beef will be available with entertainment by South County Showstoppers at 12:30 p.m. Fee is by donation. Calvert Pines Senior Center will be open with limited services. North Beach and Southern Pines Senior Centers will be closed. Limited transportation will be provided. Register by June 11 by contacting Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606 or 301-8551170; North Beach, 410-257-2549; Southern Pines, 410-586-2748. Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers Calvert Meals on Wheels, Inc. (MOW) is in need of volunteer coordinators in the central and southern areas of the county for the home delivered meal program. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Bob Robertson, President of Calvert Meals on Wheels, Inc. at 410-271-1274 or Patti Ryon, Aging Services Fiscal Manager with the Calvert County Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Ceramic Eye Technique Class Learn to paint the eyes on your ceramic pieces. Classes will be held at North Beach Senior Center, Tuesday, May 27, 10 a.m.; Calvert Pines Senior Center, Wednesday, May 28, 1 p.m.; Southern Pines Senior Center, Thursday, May 29, 10 a.m. No registration required.

Camp Phoenix Registration Now Open For Children And Teens Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his/her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative activities led by professional counselors and trained volunteers. Camp Phoenix will be held July 9, 10 & 11 at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. The fee for camp is $50.00 and space is limited. If a family is experiencing financial hardship, please contact our office. We want to ensure that all children that need to attend, are able to do so. Camp Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we ask that campers attend all 3 days of camp. The camp application can be found on our website <> under Grief Services. The deadline to register is June 13. Should you have questions or want additional information, please contact Amy Szatanek at 410-535-0892 x2204 or via email at

Cat of the Week Bobbie was rescued as a kitten from a storm drain in Prince Frederick along with her siblings Bernie and Brandy in November of 2011. She is a an adorable black and white tuxedo and a petite little girl. She is somewhat shy, but once she gets to know you she will seek you out for a little petting and loving. Her DOB is 7/23/11. You Can See Bobbie at the Calvert Animal Welfare League Adoption Center in Prince Frederick Md. Friday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call for details 410-535-9300.

Senior Arts Competition Stop by Calvert Pines Senior Center to check out the wonderful display of artwork. Be sure to vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Enjoy a fried chicken dinner and the movie, Captain Phillips, Thursday, May 22, 5 p.m. Fee is $5. Pre-register by May 21.

Bay – and how that impact affects the environment. The children will explore animals in their habitat aboard the skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s. They will see the impacts of erosion, visit a shoreline restoration project at Cove Point, and a living shoreline in Solomons as part of an exploration for solutions. This summer camp experience is sponsored by the Calvert Marine Museum and Chesapeake Biological Laboratory with the support of a grant funded by the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust. This partnership and combination of resources will bring environmental science to life for an unforgettable experience!

Lyme Disease Awareness Come to see an informative movie about Lyme Disease Awareness, Under Our Skin, which will be shown at the North Beach Senior Center, Tuesday, May 27, 10:30 a.m.; Southern Pines Senior Center, Wednesday, May 28, 1 p.m.; Calvert Pines Senior Center, Thursday, May 29, 12:30 p.m.

North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Get your “groove on” with Move to the Groove, a special exercise class being held Tuesday, May 20, 11 a.m. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Enjoy the inspiring documentary, Honor Flight, about four WWII veterans who come to Washington, D.C. to see the WWII Memorial, Thursday, May 22, 1 p.m. Also learn about the Calvert Hospice program, We Honor Veterans. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, May 19 Cold Roast Beef Sandwich, Macaroni Salad, Bean Salad, Red Grapes Tuesday, May 20 Baked Ziti, Salad, Broccoli, Wheat Bread, Sliced Peaches with Cottage Cheese Wednesday, May 21 Chicken Rotisserie, Wild Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Lima Beans, Bread, Pears Thursday, May 22 Meat Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Italian Bread, Pineapple Friday, May 23 Catfish Nuggets, Cooked Carrots, Pineapple Bean Salad, Cornbread, Assorted Juices


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Cleaning and Stain Removal Tips Whether it’s carpeting, clothing or upholstery, a new fabric can be ruined at the arrival of that first stain. Spills and spots can quickly mar the surface of any item, transforming a prized possession into an eyesore in a matter of seconds. But knowing how to treat a stain can save such items from the scrap heap and save their owners a substantial amount of money along the way. • Mildew: Rare is the homeowner who hasn’t battled mildew at one point or another. Bleach and baking soda are the materials most often used to tame a mildew outbreak. Depending on the severity of the mildew, begin with one part bleach to one part water in a spray bottle. Allow this solution to sit on the mildew and then rinse. If this does not work, mix one part bleach to three parts baking soda to form a paste. Use an old toothbrush or scrub brush to scour the mildew, allowing the concoction to set for roughly 30 minutes before rinsing it off. If the mildew is still stubborn, increase the amount of bleach in the cleaning solution. Remember to always clean in a well-ventilated room. Diluted bleach also can remove mildew from siding or plastic patio furniture. Never mix bleach with an acid, such as ammonia or cleaning products that contain ammonia. • Red wine: Anyone who has hosted a party where adults are drinking wine knows the potential for a spill is significant. Red wine can stain quickly, so fast action is necessary to prevent wine spills from causing permanent damage. Use cold water to flush out the stain as much as possible. When cleaning spills on clothing, flush the red wine from the back of stain or the underside of the fabric. This is not often possible when cleaning spills on carpets and upholstery, so in such instances blot the stain with a clean cloth, such as a white rag, that will not transfer any additional coloring to the stain. Sprinkle table salt on the wine stain and allow it to sit for two to three minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water while blotting up the excess. Continue to rinse until the stain has dissipated. • Oily stains: Oil and water do not mix, so using water to try to treat an oil-based stain will only exacerbate the problem. The first step to cleaning oil-based stains is to use something absorbent, such as corn starch or talcum

powder, on the stain and blot with a cloth. This will help draw some of the oil out of the fabric. Lay paper towels down on a table and place the stained clothing face-down on the towels. Use a dry cleaning solvent on the back of the stain and push down to blot out the oily residue onto the paper towels. Repeat the process until the oil is removed. Apply a laundry pretreatment product or even plain laundry detergent to the stain. Wash in the hottest water that is safe for the fabric and allow the item to air dry. • Pet stains: As young puppies learn to house train, they can leave messes indoors, while cats may soil areas of the home if they are scared or finicky. Pet stains should be treated thoroughly because not only do they look unsightly, but they can begin to smell as well. Leaving odor behind may encourage the pet to urinate in the same area over and over. Plain, white vinegar is a good tool for pet stains. Blot up as much of the urine as possible. Use a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water on the stain. Spray it onto the soiled spot. Blot up the remainder with a dry, clean cloth. Repeat as necessary. To remove any residual odor, sprinkle baking soda on the spot after it has dried. Let the baking soda sit for up to a day. Then vacuum up the powder. When stains occur, avoid rubbing or pushing the stain further into the fabric. Work from the outside in when blotting to contain the stain as much as possible.

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

Southern Maryland’s News Up and Coming Band – Drivin’ Muzzy

Entertainment Calendar Thursday, May 15 Tracy Allen Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. Karaoke Bowie Applebee’s (4100 NW Crain Highway, Bowie) – 9 p.m.

Friday, May 16 Tracy Allen Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7:30 p.m. Back by Sunrise Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. Mike Starkey Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 17 Rum Runners Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 8 to 11 p.m. Karaoke VFW 2632 (23282 Three Notch Road, California) – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 18 Photos courtesy of Donald Quade

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Since November 2013, Drinin’ Muzzy has been entertaining Southern Maryland. Now they are branching out, having secured a slot as an opening act during the Guitars & Stripes Country Music Festival on May 24. Drivin’ Muzzy is named after lead singer Donald Quade’s grandmother, Muzzy. She never had a driver’s license, Quade said, and always had to get a ride to see her son and grandson play in various bands. She was always supportive, Quade said, and he and his cousin wanted to honor her. The current Drivin’ Muzzy lineup includes Quade on vocals, Dustin Malvaso on lead guitar and vocals, Brandon Malvaso on drums, John Zimmerman on guitar and vocals and Cory Clark on bass. Drivin’ Muzzy plays three or four times per month and the band is avaliable for private functions, Quade said. The band plays nee country with a rock edge, inspired by muscians such as Florida Georgia Line and Eric Church. Quade and other band members often write original

songs, which they blend in with the covers played during their concerts. The band intends to move from hobby to career, Quade said. He said the long-term goal is to be discovered and get the chance to play their originals in Nashville, Tenn. Drivin’ Muzzy can be found playing next at the Guitars & Stripes Country Music Festival at Blue Crabs stadium, opening for Frankie Ballard, Eric Pasley, Josh Thompson, and Sam Grow. To get the opener slot, the band had to go up against eight other bands and get the most votes, Quade said. For more information, visit

Swing Away Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, May 19 Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 20 Open Mic Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, May 21 Wolf’s Blues Jam Blair’s Londontowne Pub and Grill (726 Londontowne Road, Edgewater) – 7:30 p.m.


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Library Events Thursday, May 15 • Yes! You CAN Use A Computer! Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 2 to 3 p.m. Mouse and keyboarding. Beginners who have never used a computer before can learn the basics of using a mouse and the keyboard. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-257-2101 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in kindergarten to 3rd grade. This month’s theme: Snakes. Please register. 410-257-2411

Friday, May 16 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, May 17 • Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Mouse & keyboarding. Beginners who have never used a computer before can learn the basics of using a mouse and the keyboard. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Garden Smarter: Salad Boxes and Containers Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Great for decks, patios, condos, and apartments-but everyone can use salad boxes to have home grown greens from April to November. You can purchase ours or make your own! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & more Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 12 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Monday, May 19

• Books & Toys Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Longbourn by Jo Baker. Moms, parents, caregivers and your tots! Book club for mom, playtime for kids! 410-326-5289

• Calvert Eats Local Bistro Belle Maison, 14614 Solomons Island Road, Solomons – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Reserve your spot at the Bistro Belle Maison local celebration. Price is $36/person. Checks to reserve your space should be made payable to the Bistro Belle Maison. Drinks would be paid for that evening. The menu is subject to change depending on locally available ingredients of course, but the menu last year was: • heirloom tomato salad with cherry glen farms monocacy ash chevre • local green salad • KCC farms coq au vin with rosemary dumplings • rockfish with summer succotash and beurre blanc • risotto • dessert: sweet potato cobbler sundae or key lime pie. For more information call 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, May 20 • Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mouse & keyboarding. Beginners who have never used a computer before can learn the basics of using a mouse and the keyboard. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th – 6th grade students are invited to this series of events which uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. This month’s topic: The Science of Baseball. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Book Discussion Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons. Told in Dinah’s voice, this novel imagines the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Wednesday, May 21 • Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 2 to 3 p.m. Mouse and keyboarding. Beginners who have never used a computer before can learn the basics of using a mouse and the keyboard. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. 410-257-2411 • Book Discussion Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 2 to

3:30 p.m. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. When two sisters appear to be deserted by the young men they had intended to marry, the stage is set for a delicious comedy of manners that not only showcases Austen’s perception, humor and incomparable prose, but offers a splendid glimpse of upper and middleclass English society of the early 19th century. 410-257-2101 • Ebook and Overdrive Training Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 2 to 3 p.m. In this class you will learn how to download library e-books and audiobooks on your tablet, smartphone, ereader or computer. If you have never used OverDrive to download library ebooks, call your local Calvert Library to set up a one-to-one session with a librarian prior to this class. There are several key usernames and passwords you will need to bring with you to this session. Please register. 410-326-5289 • Celebrate Calvert Library Southern Branch’s 1 year Anniversary Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 4 to 4:45 p.m. Join us to celebrate our 1 year anniversary in our new location. We will have cake and refreshments. 410-326-5289 • Music with Joe Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a musical selection from our very own librarian, Joe Ruff and his musical group. 410-326-5289 • Book Discussion Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8 p.m. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Tom Sherbourne is a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a tiny island a half day’s boat journey from the coast of Western Australia. When a baby washes up in a rowboat, he and his young wife Isabel decide to raise the child as their own. The baby seems like a gift from God, and the couple’s reasoning for keeping her seduces the reader into entering the waters of treacherous morality even as Tom-whose moral code withstood the horrors of World War I--begins to waver. 410-326-5289

broadcasting capabilities; state-of-theart workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. 410-326-5289 • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 3 p.m. Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. If you have one started, bring it with you so editing can happen on the spot. Please register. 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th – 6th grade students are invited to this series of events which uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. This month’s topic: The Science of Baseball. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Friday, May 23 • Southern Matinee Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 4 p.m. This movie, featuring a man named Mud, is a timeless adventure about two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, who find a mysterious man named Mud hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how he killed a man in Texas and that vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. But it isn’t long until Mud’s tall tales come to life, and their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood. Please register. 410-326-5289 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Thursday, May 22

Saturday, May 24

• JobSource Mobile Career Center Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 1 to 3 p.m. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38’ mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and

• Libraries closed for Memorial Day 12:00-12:00am. Memorial Day

Monday, May 26 • Libraries closed for Memorial Day 12:00-12:00am. Memorial Day For more events and information about Calvert County libraries, visit

Out&About Thursday, May 15 Calvert GOP Candidate Forum Hall at Huntingtown (4030 Old Town Road, Huntingtown) - 7 p.m. Get informed before you go to the polls. All are welcome to come to the free Calvert GOP Candidate Forum. More than 25 local and state offices will be decided by voters at the June 24th primary election and the general election in November so get to know your candidates so you know what you’re voting for. To get more information, view candidate bios, register to vote, or switch parties go to www. Call 410-535-9100 or email calvertgop.hq@ with any questions you may have.

Friday, May 16 Sea Monkey Party Bayside History Museum (4025 4th Street, North Beach) - 2 p.m. Come celebrate National Sea Monkey Day with us! Learn about sea monkeys and their all their sea monkey cousins that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Play some games, make a craft, and get some take-home baby brine shrimp. $5 per child. Family event. Recommended ages 3 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 301-855-4028 or 410-610-5970 or email

Saturday, May 17 Sidewalk Book Sale Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come down to the Calvert Library in Prince Frederick and buy some gently used books at awesome prices. For more information please contact us at 410-535-0291 or 301855-1862 or visit our website at Fallen Hero Remembrance Ceremony Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens (3270 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic) – 10 a.m. Join local EMS and Volunteer Firefighters in a remem-

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Community Events brance ceremony honoring our fallen heroes. Reception will follow. Rain or shine. Direct all inquiries to 410-2570544. For more information, visit

Sunday, May 18

Sea Glass Jewelry Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Create your own beautiful pendant and matching earrings with sea glass found locally on Southern Maryland beaches. Quick to learn, easy assembly techniques to create fun, creative jewelry. Instructor provides kit with all the materials. Registration is required. Members cost $25 and nonmembers $30 and $30 is due to the instructor at the class. Call 410-326-4640 to register and for more information visit our website at

Monday, May 19 - Thursday, May 22 DNR Safe Boating Class County Services Plaza (150 Main Street, Prince Frederick) - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Want to learn how to properly drive a boat? Take the classes on May 19, May 21, and May 22. The class includes boat nomenclature and identification, trailering, rules and regulations, legal responsibilities, handling emergencies, and more. A Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate (blue card) will be issued upon successful completion of the course. Cost is $20. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space. For more details and pre-registration call R.T. West, 410-535-2035 or visit our website

Friday, May 23 On Pins and Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon conversation and shared creativity. For more information please contact us at 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or visit our website at

Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25, and Monday May 26 Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival Chesapeake Beach and North Beach Come to Chesapeake Beach to celebrate and honor our fallen heroes and bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day. On Saturday, the opening ceremony will be held at the Memorial Park with guest speaker, Professor Wayne Karlin from Southern Maryland College, and music by the US Naval Academy Brass Quintet. Nam Knights Rolling Thunder will ride down 260 to 5th Street to Chesapeake Avenue and back up 260 to the American Legion Post 206. Vietnam Slide Show Presentation with Vietnam Veteran, Mr. Phil Pfanschmidt. All begin at 1:30. Armed Forces Radio Show will be held at NBVFD at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the Chesapeake Beach Town Hall. Sunday, come to Kellams Field from Noon - 4 p.m. and join in on all the fun for all ages. Entertainment will include Super Heroes of Southern Maryland and The Sam Grow Band. All events are free. On Monday, the American Legion Post 206 will be holding a ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Park beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a dedication of a Vietnam memorial by the Nam Knights of America, Old Line Chapter, and Calvert County following the ceremony. All events are free! For more information, check our Facebook page or contact or codell@

Tuesday, May 27 Seafood Dinner American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach) - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy a meal you won’t soon forget! Chef Clarisse’s special seafood dinner hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary! Come to the lower level dining room. Cost is $10, including a salad, sides, and a beverage. Public warmly welcome. If you have any questions, call 301-855-6466. For more information, visit our website at

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Last Week’s Puzzle Solutions

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26. Drench 27. ___ River 28. Disorderly crowd 29. Heat unit 30. Medieval capital of Flanders 32. Fencing swords 37. Weekday (abbr.) 38. Vietnamese offensive 39. Point midway between E and SE 40. Father 42. Disjointed

43. Yearly tonnage (abbr.) 44. Lowest male singing voices 46. Jacobs, Ribot & Gasol 47. Athens’ marketplace 48. Contests 50. Gathered fall leaves 54. Three banded armadillo 55. A cord necktie 56. Spot on a radar screen 57. Components considered individually 58. Elm, maple or oak

CLASSIFIEDS 3br 2.5ba duplex on cul-de-sac, 2 parking spaces in front, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, cathedral ceiling, and walk-in closet. Wall-to-wall carpeting throughout, washer, dryer, window treatments, stove, dishwasher, microwave. Very close to PAX, shopping, schools, $1325/mo+sec dep, no sec 8, dog neg, NS 301-994-2791. Quiet, private area in Valley Lee. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, Lrg Kitchen, Living/Dining Rm, plenty of closet space. W/D, Heat Pump/ CAC. Extra storage. Asphalt Parking. Cable TV is furnished. Dumpster for trash on site. 1600 sq ft. No Pets, No Section 8. References required. $1,200.00/mo plus utilities. $1,000 security depost. Call 301-994-2908. After 5PM call 301-994-2031.


Veterinary Technician for a busy daytime practice. All aspects of Veterinary Care knowledge and ability to multitask is desired. Must have 1 year experience as a Veterinary Assistant or Technician. Own transportation is required. Available to work Monday-Saturdays. Please email your resume to ncsudvm@ No phone calls or faxed resumes will be accepted.

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Real Estate Rentals

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

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Recycle Your Old Fridge and Get a Cool $50 Put wasted energy on ice

That spare refrigerator or freezer in your basement or garage is not only taking up space, but also could be wasting up to 1,200 kWh of energy and nearly $150 in electric costs every year. Recycle your old appliances now and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll save energy and money. Plus, SMECO will pay you to do it! SMECO residential customers can receive a $50 reward for recycling any refrigerator or freezer in working (cooling) condition. Your appliances will be picked up at no charge from the address listed on your billing account.

$25 Bonus! Recycle a room air conditioner at the same time as your fridge or freezer pickup and get an additional $25.

To schedule your pickup, visit or call 866-261-5970. Restrictions may apply.

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