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The search for a new Superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools is drawing to a close. Three candidates, Daniel Curry, Deborah Munk and Diane Workman, met with community focus groups on May 27, 28 and 29. Pictured, focus groups gathered to prepare interview questions for the candidates.


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The Democratic Women’s Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to Janine Ivy and Katie Smith at their May 21 meeting. Both young women are active in local Young Democrats groups and will be going to college in the fall.


COUNTY NEWS New Stage at Marine Museum Ready to Rock The Calvert Gazette

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Summer Concert Series is a major fundraiser for the Calvert Marine Museum. This year, performers will be entertaining from a brand new stage. The new stage has been a community effort, according to Director of Development Vanessa Gill. A number of local builders and engineers reduced their fees and PNC bank signed up for a five-year sponsorship, which helped fund the project. “We had some very generous people involved,” Gill said. Phase one of the project, which included designing and engineering the stage, began in November. Phase two, which included the construction of the stage, began in January. The museum has been holding concerts since 1985, Gill said. The last stage was built in 1997. Recently, the summer concert series has been drawing more A-List performers, such as Daughtry and The Band Perry. Such acts require more space than the museum could offer, Gill said. She was only able

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to book Rascal Flatts because of the plans for a new, larger stage. Building the stage required quite a bit of engineering, Gill said. It was not like building a house – the stage had to be able to hold thousands of pounds worth of equipment and be able to stand up to the elements. Mike Havenner of Mastercraft Homes builds hundreds of homes every year, but the stage was something different, he said. The stage is something for the community, not just one family, to use and enjoy for years to come. R&R Fabrication co-owner Randy Williams said the steelwork took nearly two months, from preparation to assembly and placement at the museum. The wood siding and roof were built by an Amish craftsman and designed to resemble the existing buildings at the museum, Gill said. The new stage is 20 feet wide and 39.5 feet high at the apex, which Gill said should be enough to accommodate sound and light equipment for the largest acts signed up for concerts. The building process wasn’t entirely smooth – construction was delayed due to the severe winter weather, and Gill broke her back during a sledding accident. While she was recovering, Havenner jumped in to make sure paperwork was filed, walking permit applications right to people’s desks at some points. When Gill returned to work, she saw the roof was off the old stage. They had hit the point of no return and all she could think was “what have we done,” she said. Now with the completion of the project, Gill is grateful to the numerous individuals who banded together to make new stage a reality. “I’m excited to have something, a legacy.” For more information, visit

Photo by Sarah Miller Jimmy Williams (top row, left), Randy Williams, Vanessa Gill (bottom, left) and Mike Havenner cut the ribbon on the new stage at the Calvert Marine Museum. The first performers to take the stage will be Rascal Flatts.

Significant Turtle Fossil Found In Accokeek More than 30 years of combing the streambed for shark’s teeth has left retired farmer, Bernard Kuehn, from Accokeek, Md., with quite a rare find. A soft shell turtle fossil that lived more than 58 million years ago from the Paleocene epoch was found along the bank of Accokeek Creek in early May. This is only the third known specimen of this species found. Kuehn has generously donated the specimen to the Calvert Marine Museum. Peter Kranz, Paleontologist with Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Md., first investigated the fossil and contacted the Calvert Marine Museum for help in quarrying. With a majority of the shell preserved in the rock it was impossible to dig out the specimen by the normal methods with hammers and chisels. Joe and Devin Fer-

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nandez from Diamond Core Drilling and Sawing Company located in Riverdale, Md. came to the rescue with a diamond blade chainsaw to cut the turtle out of the rock. This job would not have been possible without their help. See the fossil in the Prep Lab at the Calvert Marine Museum where it will take many months to remove the rock from around the bones. It can then be studied by our paleontologists to learn more specific information about this rare specimen. Calvert Marine Museum Press Release.

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Photo courtesy of John Nance in the Prep Lab Turtle shell in block of matrix. The yellow outline shows the exposed bone; this is the mid-line of the turtle shell.

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The Calvert County Historical Society (CCHS) held the annual Membership Dinner and Silent Auction on May 22. During the dinner, the CCHS bid farewell to Guffrie Smith, who will be replaced by Chloe Ewalt as the president of the CCHS Board of Directors. The rest of the Board of Directors officers for 2014-2015 are Vice President Richard Dodds, Treasurer Fred Dellinger (incumbent) and Secretary Carolyn Mohler (incumbent). Chris Banks is the only new Board of Directors member. Dream Weaver Events and Catering provided dinner for the evening and David K. Hildebrand of The Colonial Music Institute provided the evening’s entertainment, going through a medley of music from the

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The primary election is drawing near, and candidates are finding venues to get their message across. The Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club offered a chance to Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) candidate Michael J. Moore (Dem.) during their May 21 meeting. Moore chose to run for a seat on the BOCC because there is a need for members who are connected to the past and future of the county, he said. The BOCC needs to invest in the future of the county, which means helping young adults remain in the county. He has seen young men and women get college degrees and leave the county because there are no career or affordable housing options in Calvert, Moore said. He intends to address the Department of Community Planning and Building and make it easier for parents to give land to their children so they can build and live close to home. “We need elected officials willing to look at the bigger picture,” Moore said. He wants to look at the planning process to make is easier for business owners considering coming to Calvert. He advocates government transparency, saying decisions should be made for the good of the people and not political reasons. He worries about the BOCC rubber stamping for the department heads and hoped to ensure the BOCC is the final entity making decisions for the county. Also during the meeting, the club awarded $1,000 scholarships to Northern High School senior Janine Ivy and Huntingtown High School senior Katie Smith. Both young women are active in local Young Democrats groups and will be going to college in the fall.

Photo by Sarah Miller The Democratic Women’s Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to Janine Ivy and Katie Smith at their May 21 meeting. Both young women are active in local Young Democrats groups and will be going to college in the fall.

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Multi-Agency Investigation Results in Several Indictments of Heroin Dealers The Annapolis Police Department, in close partnership with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and assisted by Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Maryland State Police, conducted a long term investigation resulting in the indictments of nine Annapolis heroin dealers. This multi-agency drug initiative involved undercover police officers making controlled purchases from drug dealers spanning more than seven months. In response to an increase in heroin overdoses, detectives from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit contacted the Annapolis Police Department in October 2013. Through their investigations, DEU detectives learned that drug users from Calvert County were buying heroin in Annapolis, prompting them to contact the Annapolis Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit. The Annapolis Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit identified two groups responsible for the majority of heroin distributed in Annapolis. The initiative involved Annapolis detectives working hand in hand with Calvert County Sheriff’s detectives to make over 50 controlled buys of heroin, with over 100 grams of heroin seized. The indictments, resulting from these buys, will shut down these illegal drug trafficking groups in Annapolis. Early this morning the Annapolis Police Department and the Anne Arundel County Police Department began the process of arresting those indicted. Various search warrants have been served. Arrests have been made and more will follow in the next few days Sheriff Evans recognizes that the increase of heroin use is one of the biggest challenges facing our community. There have been seven fatal heroin overdoses so far this year in Calvert County. Many of the crimes that occur in Calvert County, including thefts and burglaries are directly related to this epidemic. This multi-agency investigation is an excellent example of Sheriff Evans’ commitment to take decisive action to disrupt the sale and use of heroin impacting the citizens of Calvert County. “I will continue to keep our citizens safe from the drugs that have plagued our County, State and Country. I do not care how far that I have to reach or how much effort it will take. We will fight against having drugs, fight for our children and fight for each person in Calvert County.” Sheriff Mike Evans.

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

Theft/Shoplifting: On May 19 at 5:31 p.m., Trooper First Class Matthews responded to the Prince Frederick Walmart for a reported theft. Darryl A. Leach, 45 of Prince Frederick, was observed removing a cell phone and DVD’s from the store. A criminal summons for Theft and Destruction of Property has been issued and case remains open pending service. Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute: On May 20 at 2:46 a.m., Trooper First Class Oles stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near German Chapel Rd. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Clarence P. Dunn Jr., 23 of Waldorf, was found to be in possession of numerous CDS items. He was arrested for sale and distribution of marijuana. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. DUI & Resisting Arrest: On May 21 at 2:48 a.m., Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle on Boyds Turn Rd in Owings for traffic violations. Elise L. Moore, 24 of Baltimore, was arrested for DUI. During the arrest process, Ms. Moore became defiant and was additionally charged with resisting arrest. She was transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing and was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. DUI & Possession of Prescription Pills: On May 22 at 4:31 a.m., Trooper First Class Barlow responded to a check welfare for a vehicle parked on Rt. 4 near Westlake Blvd. Ralph R. Nelson, 29 of Lothian, was found unresponsive. When Nelson awakened, his actions were slow and appeared to be confused. After refusing medical treatment, Nelson was placed under arrest for DUI and Possession of CDS which he did not have a prescription for. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Theft: On May 22 at 11:08 a.m., Senior Trooper Gill responded to the Grand Rental Station in Solomons for a reported theft. An unknown black male was observed exiting the store with a chainsaw concealed under his shirt. The chainsaw has been entered into NCIC. Pawn shops in the area will be checked. Investigation continues.

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The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. During the week of May 19 through May 25 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,572 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. Vehicle Tampering Case #14-27790 and 28042: Several vehicles were entered but nothing was stolen at about 12:14 a.m. on May 19 when one of the vehicle owners observed two men rummaging thru the vehicles. Several neighbors saw the two men, who were on foot and asked for directions. The two men then left the area and were not located by police. Dep. W. Durner is investigating. Theft Case #14-28015: The detached trailer of a tractor-trailer that had been in the rear of the shopping center on Town Center Boulevard in Dunkirk was stolen from that location sometime between May 15 and 20. The trailer is light blue in color and Werner Enterprises is printed on the sides in black lettering. The trailer is valued at $50,000 and was empty at the time of the theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2800. Theft Case #14-27859: Sometime between April 19 and May 19 someone cut and stole approximately 30 feet of copper piping, valued at nearly $2,000, near a radio tower on Cherry Hill Lane in Huntingtown. Dep. L. Kelly is investigating. Attempted Burglary Case #14-28366: Dep. G. Gott is investigating the attempted burglary at a home in the 3700 block of 7th Street in North Beach that happened on May 21 during the daytime hours. It appears someone tried to pry open the front door but no entry was made inside the home and nothing was taken. Theft from Vehicle Case #14-28571: Overnight between May 21 and 22 in the 3800 block of 28th Street in Chesapeake Beach someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a Venture portable TV, a purple Ipod, and a charger and auxiliary cable, altogether valued at $340. Dep. G. Gott is continuing the investigation. Robbery Case #14-28717: Two victims advised DFC J. Hardesty that on May 23 at 1:27 p.m. they were playing basketball at the court near Lake Lariat in Lusby. They stated that two unknown males approached them and asked to play basketball with them. A game started but an argument broke out between the four men. The two unknown males then went to their vehicle and displayed a handgun and robbed the two victims, taking speakers from one victim’s vehicle, cash, cell phones and a wallet. The two men then left the scene. The two victims advised they waited approximately half an hour, then called police. A lookout was broadcast for the suspect vehicle but it was not located. Det. M. Mudd is continuing the investigation. The two suspects left the area in a possibly blue or gray colored SUV. Both suspects are black males, the victims advise they seemed young in age. The first suspect is approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall with a ponytail and was wearing a black shirt and basketball pants. The sec-

ond suspect is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, has a stocky, muscular build and was wearing a white shirt and a stocking cap. Theft Case #14-28718: Sometime between May 16 and 23, someone removed a lock from a storage trailer behind a home in the 2400 block of Lowery Road in Huntingtown and stole a white kayak paddle worth $100 and two life jackets valued at $60. Dep. L. Kelly is continuing the investigation. Attempted Assault Case #14-28785: On May 23 at 8:33 p.m. DFC A. Locke responded to Trader’s Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach to assist DFC R. Cress. Cress advised that he observed a woman who had been drinking heavily at the establishment leave and get into her Cook vehicle in the driver’s seat. At that time he attempted to stop the woman from driving but she put the vehicle in reverse and began to back up, almost striking Cress. The woman’s car then hit a vehicle parked next to her. Cress continued to try to stop the woman but she put the vehicle in drive and drove toward him, causing him to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. She drove to the exit of the parking lot where she stopped for oncoming traffic. At that time DFC Cress was able to get inside her vehicle and place it in park and remove the keys. The woman, later identified as Frances Lynn Cook, 41 of Chesapeake Beach, struggled with Cress. She was removed from the car and arrested. Cook has been charged with second degree assault, alcoholic beverage intoxication; endanger, reckless endangerment, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct. Burglary Case #14-28839: Someone broke the window of a garage at a home in the 200 block of Harbor Drive in Lusby at about 1:30 a.m. on May 24 but nothing was stolen. Dep. W. Beisel is investigating. Theft from Vehicle Case #14-28871: Sometime between May 23 at 7 p.m. and May 24 at 8:00 a.m. someone entered a vehicle parked outside a home in the 400 block of Cambridge Place in Prince Frederick and stole numerous items of property altogether valued at over $700. The property includes a Max West Android tablet, Oakley sunglasses, Under Armor black and red jacket, headphones, chargers and some currency. The vehicle owner advises he is unsure if the vehicle had been locked but no forced entry was observed. Dep. L. Kelly is investigating. Destruction of Property Case #14-28882: Four camping trailers at the Breezy Point Campgrounds in Chesapeake Beach had some type of damage done to them between May 18 and 24. Cable wires and hoses were cut and hot water units were pried open. Cpl. D. Canning is investigating.


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The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees at its May 15 board meeting approved the conceptual design and master plan for the college’s new Regional Campus to be located on 74 acres in Hughesville. The campus will provide offerings and programs to serve the entire region in a more cost-effective and convenient way. The master plan, as designed and presented by Grimm + Parker Architects, is designed to create a sense of community and includes five phases of growth. The first phase will be the construction of a Center for Trades and Energy Training, which has outgrown its currently leased 18,000-square-foot facility in Waldorf. To meet the growing needs of students and these programs, the college is planning a 40,000-square-foot facility at the Regional Campus. “We serve Southern Maryland with a full-service campus in each of our counties and no one campus is more important than any other. We deliver a full range of academic programs and services; howev-

The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees at its May 15 board meeting approved the conceptual design and master plan for the college’s new Regional Campus to be located on 74 acres in Hughesville. The master plan, as designed and presented by Grimm + Parker Architects, is designed to create a sense of community and includes five phases of growth.

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Board of Education Considers Rising Prices of School Lunches, Recognizes Volunteers By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Prices for school lunches are on the rise, according to a presentation during the May 22 Board of Education meeting. Currently, elementary school breakfasts are $1.45, elementary school lunches are $2.35 and secondary school lunches are $2.50. These prices have not changed since the 2011-2012 school year, said Food Services Coordinator Donald Knode during the presentation. Proposed meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year are $1.55 for elementary school breakfasts, $2.50 for elementary school lunches and $2.65 for secondary school lunches. The price increase would compensate for the rising cost of food, Knode said. Increased food costs can be attributed to more stringent food mandates, which include offering more expensive alternatives and additional produce. Also during the Board of Education meeting, the board took time to recognize and thank the 19 volunteers of the year. Every school names one outstanding volunteer to be celebrated at the meeting. For more information, visit



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Superintendent Search Coming to an End Board of Education to Name a Superintendent in June

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Each superintendent candidate was asked to provide a brief biography to Calvert County Public Schools. Their responses, as shared with media outlets, are below – Daniel D. Curry, Ed.D.

“Dr. Dan Curry has been Superintendent of Lake Forest School District in Felton, Delaware since 2003. Under his leadership Lake Forest has grown to be known for its logo brand – Your Best Choice. He has been a highly visible and active member of the community and the state. In a district known for voting against new taxes, he helped to develop the necessary community support that led to the passage of one operating and two construction referendums. Since taking the reins, student achievement has grown and staff training has been upgraded to meet the demands of new tests and new performance measures. Lake Forest Schools have been recognized for the differences they are making for children from all backgrounds. In the fall of 2013 when the state leaders announced the top 17 “reward and recognition schools” with $50,000 awarded to each, three of those schools were Lake Forest Schools. Dr. Curry was named Delaware Superintendent of the Year for 2011. He is Past President of the Delaware Chief School Officers and presently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Association of School Administrators representing Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He grew up in Fairmont, West Virginia and majored in Elementary Education and minored in Speech and Drama at Fairmont State College. He earned masters and doctorate degrees in Education Administration from West Virginia University. He taught 4th and 6th grade. He was an elementary and middle school principal. He worked in the central office in a variety of assignments and even drove school bus when substitute drivers were not available. He was named superintendent in Pocahontas County at age 34. He also served as superintendent in Hancock County and Wood County. He served a total of 29 years in West Virginia prior to moving to Delaware - 15 of those years as school superintendent in county school districts from 1,500 to 15,000 students.”

Dr. Debra S. Munk

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The search for a new Superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools is drawing to a close, with the final three candidates having met with several community groups May 27, 28 and 29. The community groups will provide observations and recommendations to the Board of Education (BOE), who will make the final decision in mid-tolate June. The three candidates for superintendent are Dr. Daniel Curry, who is currently Superintendent of Lake Forest School District in Felton, Delaware, Dr. Deborah Munk, who is a consulting principal with Montgomery County Public Schools and Mrs. Diane Workman, who is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Operations for Calvert County Public Schools. Over the past several months, the Board, with the assistance of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), has reviewed more than a dozen applicants from across the state and even the nation. The finalists met with multiple stakeholders and focus groups assembled specifically for this process from across the county. Current Interim Superintendent Nancy V. Highsmith “served admirably and competently as Interim Superintendent for the Calvert County Public Schools during the 2013-2014 school year. Under Maryland law, however, Superintendents must hold a “superintendent’s certificate,” and the requirements for that certificate will not be waived by the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, who has the final say in approving any appointment of a Maryland school superintendent,” according to a press release. “Although the lack of a superintendent’s certificate makes her ineligible for

the position, it does not reflect badly upon her. Mrs. Highsmith was fully certified as a high school principal when she was asked to take on the additional challenges of being Interim Superintendent during a period of great need. During that time, Ms. Highsmith brought her full commitment to the rigors of that difficult job, and the Board is highly appreciative of her service. Mrs. Highsmith has been asked to and plans to stay with the school system. She is prepared to offer her expertise and deep organizational knowledge to assist in a smooth transition.” “I am fully supportive of the new superintendent, whomever that may be, and look forward to helping with a smooth transition,” Highsmith said in a press release. “Calvert County Public Schools will always be in my heart and soul. We have a great system, and I only wish for its continued successes.” Several are advocating for Highsmith to remain in her position. Board of County Commissioners President Pat Nutter and Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans came to a recent BOE meeting to advocate keeping Highsmith on as the superintendent. According to Calvert Education Association President Deborah Russ, a number of teachers feel Highsmith has performed admirably and wish for her to be kept in the position. BOE Vice President Kelly McConkey posted a link to a petition advocating for Highsmith to remain in her position. McConkey himself said he advocated keeping Highsmith as the interim superintendent for another year and try to get a waiver for the superintendent certificate. Highsmith said she doesn’t do Facebook and said she is unaware of any petition circulating on the Internet. For more information, visit

“In fourth grade I wrote in my journal that I wanted to be a teacher. I have never wavered from that calling. Although for most of the past 29 years I have worked in administrative positions in schools and central offices, I have always considered myself a teacher – sometimes on special assignment. My passion for teaching and learning has been a driving force throughout my career. My journey in education has taken me to three school districts and a variety of interesting positions. As the Montgomery County Public Schools secondary English supervisor, I oversaw the development of a new grades 6-12 English curriculum and trained over 400 teachers to implement it in 55 middle schools and high schools. Additionally I was responsible for the development and scoring of reading criterion-referenced tests for Grades 3-8. While serving as the principal of a middle school and then two high schools in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, I discovered that I have a talent for improving students’ academic achievement and closing the achievement gap. During my tenure at Rockville High School, the school experienced a significant decrease in suspensions and ineligibility, and a dramatic increase in AP performance and participation, SAT scores, and graduation rate – particularly among African American and Hispanic students. For this reason I was assigned to supervise and evaluate twelve new middle and high school principals this year. I have helped them develop and execute school improvement plans, refine school processes, bolster their instructional programs, and address leadership challenges. Working with these outstanding new principals has given me the opportunity to operate again at a system-wide level, hone my supervisory skills, and share what I know. Additionally I consult nationally with Research for Better Teaching on teacher evaluation and instructional improvement. I walk three miles every day and enjoy reading and quilting. I love to travel and have visited all 50 states and many countries. My husband, Russell, an attorney at the U.S. Treasury Department, is my cheerleader and best friend. Together we have seven children who are grown and thriving.”

Diane Workman

“Mrs. Diane Workman is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Operations for Calvert County Public Schools. Originally from Sayre, Pennsylvania, she began her career as a special education teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 1980. In addition to her work as a classroom teacher, she served as a teacher specialist in special education, assistant principal, principal and Director of Special Education. In 2007, she came to work in Calvert County Public Schools as the Assistant Director of Special Education. Since 2007, Mrs. Workman has served in many capacities, including Assistant Director of Instructional Support, principal and most recently Director of Instruction before being named Assistant Superintendent of Operations. She currently oversees the Departments of Information Technology, Instruction, Special Education, and Student Services, as well as building-based administrators. Mrs. Workman earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Bloomsburg State College in 1980 and a Master’s Degree in Reading from Towson University in 1986. In addition, she earned a certificate in Educational Administration and Supervision from Bowie State University in 1997. Mrs. Workman lives in Arnold, MD with her husband, Dennis. They have three children, Kelli in Pittsburgh, Alex in Philadelphia and Christopher at home.”


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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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Dominion: Before and After It is well worth pointing out that Dominion LNG's full page ad in Gazette last Thursday showed what was purported to be a set of photos showing a serene pair of "Before and After" photos showing a small body of water surrounded by greenery. Underneath, Dominion states, " For 40 years, the Cove Point LNG terminal has worked to protect the health and natural beauty of the bay----- and we won't stop now." A look at the photos shows them to be IDENTICAL ! Same cloud formations in the blue sky, same blades of grass in the foreground! Dominion would have us believe that the "after" picture is 40 years lat-

er and shows that nothing has been disturbed. This is yet another scam by Dominion as they try to deceive us with phony photos just to make their case as a good neighbor like they try to say they are. Lies and deceit to make their case to press on with their project shows their true colors! Good neighbors do not behave like this. There are still those who drink the "kool aid" that Dominion LNG puts out. One wonders when they will see the light. Owen V. Cummings Lusby, Md.

Join in to Help our Youth The Collaborative recently began a campaign promoting the building of a centrally-located community center. The county’s current plan has a Prince Frederick area community center slated for 10 years out, but hundreds of families who live in the center of the county need a safe place for their children now. W e advocated for a community pool for many years, before it came into fruition, and you, the community, helped us advocate. We need your help now to move the idea of a Prince Frederick community center up in priority in the county’s planning. You can help us advocate by simply sending a letter to the editor and to our county commissioners letting them know that you support a centrally-located community center. The letter or email does not have to be long, simply write that you would like to see a commu-

nity center that could be used for activities such as; family and cultural events, arts, learning, and sporting events. And, if you would also like to see sporting fields along with a center, please include that as well. Thousands of youth are not being served by the county, and do not have a safe place to play, socialize, and learn about positive relationships and team work. Let’s make this happen for our families today. As we say at the Collaborative, “We are the future of our Children.” Make them proud of us! Guffrie Smith President of Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth, Inc.

First Skyjackers Edward Davenport could have used an editor when he wrote his latest article. He says "the first successful bombing of a passenger jet in history had a cost under $2.00" What about the human cost?  I counted at least 38 other passengers and 7 crew members who died

in this incident. Shame on you for publishing the story in this context. William Seabrook Dunkirk, Md.

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Honor the Flag By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner, District 2 I am writing this column just before Memorial Day, the day that we remember and honor all those who died in service to our country. I attended the opening ceremony of the Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival on Saturday, May 24th. It was a beautiful, clear day at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Chesapeake Beach with the Eastern Shore clearly visible across the water and with a slight breeze. The United States Naval Academy Brass Quintet was playing with their precise music providing a perfect backdrop. The Young Marines were handing out small flags to those in attendance. I was thinking that the scene could easily have been painted by Norman Rockwell, with many of those in attendance wearing patriotic clothing. Mayor Bruce Wahl, A Viet Nam Veteran, started off the event by asking everyone to rise and by telling those in attendance who should salute and asking everyone else to put their right hand over their heart as the Northern High School NJROTC presented the colors. I was glad that he did this, even though I knew that those in attendance would be the people most likely to already know how to honor the flag as the symbol of our great country. I, personally, find it disappointing that many people, especially young people, do not seem to know the proper protocol besides standing. I wonder if they need to be told (if they do not know) or reminded (if they have forgotten) at every occasion that calls for a formal presentation of the flag of the United States. I wonder if we are teaching our children in school about respect for the flag. I wonder if we are losing our sense of patriotism as a nation. I know that organizations like the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Young Marines, and others teach about the proper treatment of the flag. Mr. Wayne Karlin, U. S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, author, and professor at the College of Southern Maryland, was the guest speaker. He began by reading the names of those in his unit in Viet Nam who did not come home from the War. Then he spoke eloquently and personally about one of those whom he had named. The audience was in rapt attention as he related his own story about his survival, touching the hearts of those present and reminding us all in a very powerful way why we were in attendance and also giving us a glimpse of the parts of himself that were never the same after going to war. Both Mr. Karlin and Mayor Wahl mentioned the difference in treatment that our returning Vets now receive as they are welcomed home, and, as, we, as a community mourn the death of a community member and honor our wounded service members when they come for fishing R and R in Chesapeake Beach. This is the contrast that I have difficulty reconciling: on the one hand, we are very grateful for our active duty service members and veterans, with a plethora of charities and efforts to look out for their needs. We are outraged when Veterans Affairs (the VA) does not treat our Veterans well. We applaud companies that hire Veterans. We know that a small number of our populace is maintaining freedom for the rest of us, often at great cost. On the other hand, many of us fail to do more than stand when we are honoring our flag. Don’t we understand that the flag symbolizes all the sacrifices that we applaud in our service people? Both of my parents were WWII Veterans. Of course, their service was a major focal point for their lives. My father was wounded in action five times. He suffered from nightmares when I was a child and he was still undergoing medical treatment for the consequences of his injuries for many years. I remember being at a parade when I was in elementary school when a teenager failed to put his hand over his heart as the flag approached. My Dad reminded him: “Son, I suffered a lot for that flag and many others gave their lives. Please remember to show respect for us.” There was an immediate response and a mumbled, “Sorry.” On behalf of all those who have served, and especially on behalf of those who have died, please heed my Dad’s reminder to show respect and to honor the flag. It is the least we can do!

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“I Love this Bar”

Yo Mamma’s Celebrates Three Years in Business By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Yo Mamma’s Chicken Wings and Barbeque is celebrating its third year in business, offering handmade food, cold beer and friendly faces. Owner Nathan Gagnon wants Yo Mama’s to be “one of these hole-in-the-wall places where you come and get blown away.”

He doesn’t intend for Yo Mamma’s to be a bar that serves food – he’s creating a pub that offers fresh, handmade burgers, wings and barbeque in addition to a wide selection of beverages. None of the meat is frozen but cooked fresh daily, Gagnon said. “People underestimate just how good food is when made by hand.” Gagnon started out as a customer. When he came back to Calvert from Florida, Yo Mamma’s was the only bar that would accept his out of state license. After a while, he began working for the bar, eventually taking up slack as owners Dan Gordon and Mike Buckler began to focus on other business ventures. Gagnon proposed buying the bar, becoming the half-owner in January. If all goes according to plan, he will be the sole owner of the bar by the end of the year, Gagnon said. Gagnon takes pride in being at the bar every day. “I love this bar,” he said, adding that if there are any regulars who want them to be open, even if it’s on a holiday, then Yo Mamma’s will be open for business. For more information, visit www.facebook. com /pages/ Yo -Ma m ma s- Ch icken-Wi ngs-a nd-Ba rbeque/149671645086391, call 410-535-2428 or stop by Yo Mamma’s, located at 135 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. Yo Mamma’s is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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

Gloria Lee Pitcher Shields, 82 Gloria Lee Pitcher Shields, 82, of Lusby, Maryland passed away on May 17 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Born Dec. 20, 1931, in Broomes Island, Maryland to the late John James and Amy Elliott Pitcher. Although Gloria did work outside the home from time to time, her occupation and love was being a homemaker. She was known for her extraordinary baking skills. She baked desserts for several of the local restaurants as well as her family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and playing golf with her husband. Gloria is survived by her beloved husband, Warren E. Shields, Sr., “Bud” of Lusby, MD, devoted mother of Ricky Shields of Lusby, MD, Terry Shields ( Faye) of Prince Frederick, MD, Todd Shields (Roxanne) of Dowell, Maryland, Warren E. Shields, Jr. “Buddy” (Bonnie) of Hubert, NC, and John Shields (Angie) of St. Leonard, MD. Grandmother of Mark, April, Meghan, Jessica, Natalie, Amanda, Rebecca, and the late Ryan, and Great Grandmother of ten. She is also survived by her sisters, Lorraine King of Prince Frederick, MD, Ethel Buck, of Broomes Island, MD and Joan Reid of Lexington Park, MD. A Celebration of Gloria’s life will take place on Friday May 30, 2014, 11 A.M. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Prince Frederick, MD. Interment is private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Arrangement by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD

Barbara “Bobbie” Cloninger Jenkins, 80 Barbara “Bobbie” Cloninger Jenkins, 80 of Lusby, MD formerly from Dallas, NC passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, May 19. She was born on May 15, 1934 in Dallas, NC to the late Ernest Tom Watson Cloninger and Alma Lovisa Humphries. She was preceded in death by her husband Grady Cleveland Jenkins, Jr. who passed away on June 27, 2005; and her siblings, Samuel A. Cloninger, Genette C.

McMickle, Lorraine Voyles, Betty Sue Stroup, Dezaree C. Brackett and Pauline C. Summey. She attended Dallas High School, Dallas, NC and graduated in 1952. Barbara and Grady were married on September 13, 1953 in Dallas, NC. She was employed as a secretary for Calvert County Public Schools until her retirement after twenty five years of service in 1994. She is survived by her loving daughter, Sharon J. and her husband Allen Selig of Prince Frederick, MD; three grandchildren, Jenny and her husband Tom Adams, Kristin Selig and Matt Selig all of Prince Frederick, MD; a great grandson Grady T. Adams; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family received friends on Wednesday, May 21, 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD, where prayers were offered at 7:30 PM with Rev. Phil VanWort officiating. The family received friends on Friday, May 23; from 11-12:30 PM at Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church, 210 Long Creek Church Road, Dallas, NC followed by a service celebrating her life at 12:30 PM with Rev. Charles Ledford officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers were: Matthew Selig, Jeff Jenkins, Dean Lutz, Jimmy Yelton, Jamie Yelton and Rick Siler. Should friends desire contributions may be made in her memory to the Calvert Marine Museum, P. O. Box 97, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688 or to Long Creek Baptist Church, P. O. Box 484, Dallas, NC 28034. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit

Vivian Hazel Zimmerman, 90 Vivian Hazel Zimmerman, age 90, of Elkridge and a former resident of North Beach passed away May 19 at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD. She was born June 14, 1923 in Cleveland, Mississippi to William Hayes and Sally L. (Fisackery) Bagwell. After high school she moved with her family to Memphis, TN. Hazel’s first job was in the mailroom at Sears. She was later employed by Firestone making rafts for soldiers during the war. Hazel was married to Percy Elwood King and the couple resided in Washington, DC. That marriage ended

after 33 years. Hazel was a seamstress at Sloan Furniture Company where she made draperies. She later married George William “Bill” Zimmerman, Jr. The couple both worked for Sloan for many years and were part owners until retiring in 1991. She was preceded in death by her husband George William “Bill” Zimmerman, Jr. and a son Joseph M. King. Surviving are a daughter Joyce A. Raffo of Elkridge, J. Allen King and his finance Melany Allen of North Beach and Dennis B. Zimmerman of North Beach, eleven grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Friends may call on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 9-9:30 AM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings where a service and celebration of Hazel’s life will be held at 9:30 A.M. Internment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings, MD

William Edward “Bill” Bettis, Sr., 71 William Edward “Bill” Bettis, Sr., age 71, of North Beach MD passed away May 20 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, in Glen Burnie. He was born July 18, 1942 in Washington, DC to William Ernest and Nan Lorena (Howard) Bettis. Bill was raised and educated in Washington, DC later residing in Hyattsville before moving to North Beach. Buddy was employed as a bookbinder with McArdle Printing Company of Hyattsville until retiring in October 2005. Bill was a former member of the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Teamsters Local 72-C printers union. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing and crabbing. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Carol Brown and Joyce Curtin. Surviving are three daughters Cindy Riggins of Laurel, MD Judy Young and her husband Alan and Christy Bettis and a son William E. Bettis, Jr. and his wif,e all of Pasadena, MD, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, brother Steven Bettis

of Waldorf, MD and his companion Sherry Schombert of Harrington, DE, several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Niko. Friends may call on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD where a service and celebration of Bill’s life will be held Friday at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.

Patrick Ryan “Pat” Shelton, 47 Patrick Ryan “Pat” Shelton, 47, of North Beach passed away May 21. He was born on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1967, at Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly to Wade Owen and Genevieve Mary (Meehan) Shelton. Pat was raised primarily in Southern Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties. He entered the electrician apprenticeship program at 17 and was employed by Truland for thirty years, working in D.C. and northern Virginia. Pat married Brenda on November 19, 1985 and lived in North Beach and Owings. The marriage lasted twenty-one years and produced four children. He was a member of the Washington D.C. Local 26, the Sons of the American Legion at Colmar Manor, and attended St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach. He also attended Narcotics Anonymous, and thought very highly of the program. Pat will be remembered for his sense of humor and being a prankster. He loved going fishing, camping, skiing, taking trips to Chincoteague, VA, eating, going to restaurants, and watching food shows. Pat is survived by four children Brittany N. Newton and husband Daniel of North Beach, Patrick R. Shelton, Jr. of Chesapeake Beach, and Bethany and Bailey Shelton of Owings and grandchildren Santana and Tytan Newton and Bryleigh Shelton. Also surviving are his parents Bud and Jenny Shelton of The Villages, FL, a brother Wade Shelton, Jr. of Bladensburg, and his former wife Brenda Robeson of Owings. Family and friends were received on Tuesday, May 27 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at 1:30 PM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach.

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Chesapeake Church Opens Registration for it’s 10th Season of Upward Soccer League Offers Best Introduction to Soccer for Children, Ages Four and Five and Provides a Family-Friendly Schedule Registration is now open for Chesapeake Church’s 2014 Upward Soccer League season. The league is available to children ages four and five, and is the only sports organization in Calvert County that offers an introduction to soccer for these younger age kids.  The cost to register is $70 now through July 11 and $85 after and includes soccer team jersey, matching socks, water bottle, and car magnet. Chesapeake’s Upward Soccer League features a 10week family-friendly schedule that incorporates only one practice and one game a week. During these weeks, children will develop character-building principles, good sportsmanship values and athletic skills while having fun

and being challenged on the fields. “Upward Soccer provides a premiere sports experience for working families,” says Ryan Mulholland, Upward League Director for Chesapeake Church. “We believe that family time is important. We are dedicated to providing a high quality introduction to soccer without overwhelming a family’s schedule.” In addition, Chesapeake’s Upward Soccer League uses a “4v4” field format and smaller team sizes to allow for more individualized instruction and equal game-play opportunity. Every child plays at least half of every game. All practices and games will be held at Broken Bridge Farm, 544 Bay Front Rd, Lothian Md. 20711. Registered

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players are required to attend one Evaluation Night, held at Chesapeake Church, on Tuesday, July 15 or Wednesday, July 23.   The first week of practice starts August 19th, and the first game day will be on Sept. 6. For more information or to register, visit their website at or call Ryan Mulholland at 410-257-0700.   Find Upward Soccer on Facebook, for updates and further information, at upward


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Community Calvert Hospice Hosts Butterfly Release Memorial Service

Calvert Hospice recently held its Second Butterfly Release Memorial at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons. Nearly 130 attendees gathered to celebrate and honor their loved ones.  “We must be willing to acknowledge the loss and the pain in order to be able to celebrate a life.” “Then we can experience the gratitude that comes from having them in our lives and find that helpful feeling to move forward.” said Calvert Hospice Executive Director Brenda Laughhunn in her welcoming remarks.  The event also offered opportunities for attendees to participate in several symbolic reflections, engage in a

themed activity in Annmarie Sculpture Gardens’ artLAB, enjoy therapeutic music and listen to uplifting messages provided by Linzy Laughhunn, Bereavement Coordinator for Calvert Hospice. “We all want our lives to matter and mean something, and we all long to be remembered. That’s what this memorial is about,” said Linzy. “I believe it’s a sign of a very healthy and hopeful community to gather in such numbers and honor those lives that have helped shaped ours.” In addition to the more than 100 monarch butterflies released by families and friends in honor of their loved ones, Calvert Hospice also released butterflies to express their gratitude to the individual donors who have given $500 or more over the past year, “To help us deliver on the promise of hospice,” said Executive Director Brenda Laughhunn.  “We added these ‘thank-you’ butterflies because this is our 30th year of providing service care in Calvert County and we rely on the goodness of our community to help this very special kind of care we call hospice to continue to be accessible by any person in our county who needs it.”  Calvert Hospice is also grateful for Corporate Sponsorships provided by Beretta and SMECO as well Event Sponsorships provided by Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center and Lee Funeral Homes.   “Proceeds will go to help us continue our vital Children and Teen Bereavement Programs,” stated Patient and Family Service Director, Amy Szatanek.  “This includes our annual Camp Phoenix and grief support group known as Bridges.”  For more information about Calvert Hospice and/or our bereavement programs, please visit www.calverthospice. org, email us at or call our offices at 410-535-0892.

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AARP Driver Safety Class The next AARP Driver Safety Class will be held, Tuesday, June 10, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at North Beach Senior Center. The fee is $15/AARP members, $20/non-members. Members must show their AARP cards. Make checks payable to AARP. Pre-register by calling 410-257-2549. Red, White and Blue Picnic The Red, White and Blue Picnic is Wednesday, June 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Calvert County Fairgrounds. The menu will feature BBQ beef. Entertainment by South County Showstoppers will begin 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 301-855-1170; 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. Trip

Travel to Country Style Ceramics Shop in Colonial Beach, VA, for their Christmas in July sale, Wednesday, July 23. This trip is for the purchase of raw ceramic pieces to be painted only. This shop is located in a residential area so shopping is exclusive only at Country Style Ceramics Shop. All Christmas bisque items will be 50% off and you will get 20% off on all other bisque and supplies. Lunch will be at Wilkerson’s Seafood Restaurant overlooking the Potomac River. Fee for this trip is the cost of items you buy in the shop and lunch. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Browse the Calvert Pines Senior Council Yard Sale, Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Get great finds at great prices! North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Enjoy a morning of Texas Hold ‘Em, Wednesday, June 11, 9 a.m. Fee is $10. Pre-register by June 4. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Create a patriotic flag pin, Tuesday, June 10, 1 p.m. Share music and a bit of history about our national symbol. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-8551170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, June 2 Baked Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Spinach, Corn Bread, Strawberries Tuesday, June 3 Stuffed Shells, Salad, Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruit Wednesday, June 4 Hotdog, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Brownie, Ice Cream Thursday, June 5 Pork Fajitas, Refried Beans, Mild Salsa, Cantaloupe, Lemon Meringue Pie Friday, June 6 Braised Liver and Onions, Whipped Potatoes, Peas, Pumpernickel Bread, Fruit Cocktail

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Thursday, May 29, 2014


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

Thompson Square Performs Live On July 18 Thompson Square will perform live on Friday, July 18 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion! Tickets are on sale now and are $48 for premium and $38 for reserved, and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-787-9454, in person at Prince Frederick Ford/Dodge (cash or check only), or online at The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Powered by a trio of hit singles including the No. 1 doubleplatinum-selling “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” as well as “I Got You” and “Glass,” Thompson Square swept the 2012 Vocal Duo awards (CMA, ACM, CMT, ACA). Kiss was the most-heard song on country radio in 2011, and secured multiple-week runs atop the sales and ringtone charts as well as two GRAMMY nominations. Major media (Leno, Kimmel, Conan and more) and major tours (Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan) put them in front of tens of millions of viewers and two million concert goers. Thompson Square is also the only established married duo to ever receive CMA Vocal Duo of the Year honors. Keifer and Shawna Thompson’s hot streak continued when they won the ACM Vocal Duo of the Year honors for the 2nd consecutive year in April 2013. Southern Maryland’s own, Sam Grow will open the show on July 18th! Sam has single-handedly built a core-following, playing 250 dates a year all over the U.S. His first two independent releases have sold over 30,000 copies and his most recent record charted in the top 20 on iTunes. In late 2013, Sam made the move to Nashville and has inked his first publishing deal with “ole.” Sam will be recording his next record with Grammynominated producers, Matt McClure and Kyle Jacobs, with a scheduled release in Summer 2014. Next warming up the stage is Clark Manson. Clark Manson released his debut album in November 2013, Running With The Night, which quickly climbed in the iTunes chart, peaking at number 30. Running With The Night also checked in at number five on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart in November 2013, and has received much recognition all around the world by Manson’s 33,000 Twitter followers and fans. Since the album release, Manson has swamped the ticket-booths, selling out a number of shows and quickly becoming a notable country vision in states ranging from Wisconsin all the way to Texas. Clark will take on Southern Maryland and warm up the stage for Thompson Square. In the world of entertainment, music arguably demands the most personal investment from its artists, and it doesn’t get any more intimate than Thompson Square. While most celebrities go to tremendous lengths and expense to carve out personal space in a Twitter-manic, paparazzi-fueled culture, husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson veil no aspects of their relationship. In fact, they put their 13-year marriage on display in each song and, night after night, on tour. Hence, their sophomore album Just Feels Good is a compelling view of a relationship that offers no distinction between the personal and the professional. “Much more than the first record, Just Feels Good explains exactly who we are,” Shawna says. “This is a very personal record.” Adds her husband, “It’s a stronger, more accurate rep-

Entertainment Calendar Thursday, May 29 Karaoke Bowie Applebee’s (4100 NW Crain Highway, Bowie) – 9 p.m. The Piranhas Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 30 Moonshine Society Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. Taboo Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. Three Amigos Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 31 Karaoke California Applebee’s (43480 Miramar Way, California) – 9 p.m. The Winstons Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. resentation of who we are and where we’re at right now in our life and our music career ... “ and, she finishes, “who we are as artists, who we are as individuals and who we are as a married couple, as well.” Proceeds from the Waterside Concert Series support the education and preservation efforts of the Calvert Marine Museum. This event would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. Waterside 2014 sponsors include: Prince Frederick Ford/Jeep/Dodge, PNC Bank, Bozick Distributors, Inc.,, Holiday Inn Solomons, All American Harley-Davidson, Quality Built Homes, Roy Rogers, Tidewater Dental, 98.3 Star FM, Bay Weekly, Comcast Cable Communications, Bowhead, Kelly Generator & Equipment, Inc., Southernwood Roofing & Siding, Patuxent Architects, Inc., Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Metrocast, Quick Connections, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Asbury Solomons Island, Isaac’s Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, The McNelis Group, LLC, United Rentals and World Gym. Music, food and drinks are available on site. Chairs and coolers are not permitted. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit the museum’s website at To reach a staff member, please call 410326-2042, ext. 16 or 18. Calvert Marine Museum Press Release

Taboo Cheeseburger in Paradise (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 8 p.m.

Monday, June 2 Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4 Wolf’s Blues Jam Blair’s Londontowne Pub and Grill (726 Londontowne Road, Edgewater) – 7:30 p.m. Karaoke Annapolis Applebee’s (2141 General’s Highway, Annapolis) – 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 5 Geroge Dunn Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7:30 p.m.


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Library Events Friday, May 30 • 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 31

Join us for a viewing of an awardwinning film based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film chronicles the true life 2009 hijacking of the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. Lights go down at 6:00 pm and the film will be followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30pm. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301855-1862.

• Local Author Festival Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dozens of authors will be at Calvert Library Prince Frederick most of the day. There will be presentations about writing, publishing and more.  It will be a great opportunity to collect autographs and expand your reading horizons.  If you are an author and would like a table, please contact Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

• 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

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Saturday, June 7

• Art in the Stacks: Jo Ann Gilhooly Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way Works in oil and water based paints, pastels, and photography. The subjects she chooses include landscapes, still life, dogs (especially search & rescue dogs in action), horses and other animals, and the human form. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

• Introduction to Finding Funders Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive funding research tool, Foundation Directory Online. Space is limited. Registration required-- contact Cathey Moffatt-Bush or Robbie McGaughran at 410-5350291. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, June 3 • How to Get Library eBooks to Your Device Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to use Maryland’s Digital eLibrary and the OverDrive Media Console to check out, download and read library e-books on your tablet, smartphone, ereader or computer. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Author Panels  Book Signings  Saturday, May 31  9:00am ‐ 4:30pm  Calvert Library   Prince Frederick

Calvert Library events are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For special needs please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event ‐ 410‐535‐0291 or

• Brain Games: Mahjongg, Bridge, Scrabble and More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 12 to 2 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg or Bridge? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Tuesday, June 10 • Board of Library Trustees Meeting Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 2 to 4 p.m. Calvert Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting. 410-326-5289

• Flying Needles Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8:45 p.m. Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting group open to anyone wanting to join in and share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill. 410-326-5289

• Flying Needles Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8:45 p.m. Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting group open to anyone wanting to join in and share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill. 410-326-5289 For more events and information about Calvert County libraries, visit

• Cinema Café 6:00-8:30 p.m.


Friday, June 6

• Writers by the Bay @ the Library Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Looking for a writers’ group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Wednesday, June 4

Dozens of Authors 

Peter Abresch  Magda Alexander  Suzanne Anderson  D. Antoinette  Rick Beckrich  Mary Behre  Mary Blayney  Melissa Brumbelow  Rick Campbell  Brenda Coleman  Maryann Cusimano Love  Jack D’Ambrosio  Edward Davenport  Richard Due  Ralph Eshelman  Jennifer Foxworthy  Lynn Franklin  Joyce Gerber  Dorothy Gleason  Anita Hairston  Caldwell Lee  Loni Lynne  Julia Maki  Merle Morrow  Jean Murray  A.T. Nicholas  Amanda Peterson  Kate Poole  Eleanor Randrup  Elisavietta Ritchie  Jan Marie Ritter  Lucia Robson  Sage  Rick Schwartz  J. Carlton (ʺJ.C.ʺ) Sharp  Amy Schisler  Donald Shomette  Eileen Slovak  Peter Vogt  Hilary Walker  Lucina Wall  Naomi Watkins 





Authors selling and signing books. Some will have giveaways and  Throughout Library  prizes.  Ask about the event‐wide raffle.   


Story�me with Dr. Gerber. Musical story�me with na�onally‐ Upstairs in Story�me  recognized educa�onal consultant. Children will be entertained  room  and parents will learn new fun techniques to incorporate  learning with play. 


A Dark Story with a Happy Ending: Rick Campbell, author of The  Mee�ng Room 1  Trident DecepƟon.  "Best submarine thriller since The Hunt for Red October." 

11:00am‐12:00pm Self‐Publishing or Small Imprint Publishing: The New Black.  Mee�ng Room 1  Moderator:  Tina Bryan of Bryan Barclay Press.  Panelists:  Peter  Abresch, Merle Helen Morrow, Rick Beckrich, D. Antoine�e.    12:30‐2:00pm 

Readers' Corner Micro‐readings. Hear short, pithy readings from  Adult Authors in  many of our featured authors. Schedule on back.  Mee�ng Room 1    Children’s Authors  upstairs in Picture  Book area 


Wri�ng a Series: Mysteries, Myths & Magic. Moderator: Mary  Mee�ng Room 1  Blayney. Panelists: Magda Alexander, Mary Behre, Jean Murray. 


The World of eBooks. Moderator: Richard Due. Panelists: Lynn  Franklin and Eileen Slovak 

Mee�ng Room 1 

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Out&About Thursday, May 29 Rascal Flatts Live! Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons) - 7:30 p.m. Country superstars, Rascal Flatts, are set to o[pen the newly renovated PNC Waterside Pavilion at the Calvert Marine Museum. Tickets are already on sale and if you haven’t gotten yours already, tickets are still available at our website at

Friday, May 30 Golf Tournament Twin Shields Golf Course (2425 Roarty Road, Dunkirk) - 8 a.m. Come join the Deale Elks Lodge in a fun golf tournament! $85 per golfer, price includes a cart, green fees, beer, sodas, and lunch. Lunch and awards will follow the competition at the Deale Elks Lodge. For more information, contact Ginger Johnson at or 240-2160915 to register.

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 Mary-

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Community Events

land 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 for more information.

8:30 p.m. Looking for a writers group? You’ve found one! All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique and camaraderie. For more information call 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 or visit our website at

Sunday, June 1

Wednesday, June 4

Children’s Day on the Farm Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard) - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s Day on the Farm will feature a mix of classic favorites plus new attractions this year. Animal lovers will enjoy the multiple petting zoos provided by local farms and 4H clubs. Musical performances by artists such as Ray, Owens, Jay Armsworthy, and Eastern Tradition will take place throughout the day. Children’s entertainment will include the Blue Sky Puppet Theater, storytelling with Horn’s Punch and Judy show, and much more! Rain or shine. For more information, contact us at 410-586-8501.

Cinema Cafe Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for a viewing of an awardwinning film based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film chronicles the true life 2009 hijacking of the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. Lights go down at 6:00 pm and the film will be followed by a short discussion ending by 8:30pm. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. For more information call 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or visit our website at

Tuesday, June 3

Thursday, June 5

Writers by the Bay Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) - 7 p.m. to

Resume Writing Workshop Calvert One Stop Career Center (200 Duke Street, Suite 1400, Prince Frederick) - 1

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Friday, June 6 5th Annual “A Toast to Pets with Disabilities” Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) - 6 p.m. Please join us for a relaxing fun evening while supporting a great cause! There will be wine tasting, music, catered food & drink, and a fabulous silent auction. Tickets are $65 per person and must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit our website at

Saturday, June 7 Baby Shower for Kittens Tri-County Animal Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The warm weather months are a busy time for animal shelters across the country, due to a large influx of puppies and kittens. To care for the many litters of kittens we will receive and keep up with the demand for supplies, we are having a baby shower for the kittens. Donations of kitten food, kitten milk and formula, soft blankets, and toys are requested. Refreshments will be served.

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 granddaddy 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.

Tuesday, June 10 Summer Reading Kickoff Storytime Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) Come help us kick off the Summer Reading Program at an evening storytime celebration of our theme, Fizz, Boom, Read. This family storytime for preschoolers includes books, songs, and flannelboard stories. For more information call 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 or visit our website at


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Thursday, May 29, 2014


Last Week’s Puzzle Solutions

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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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Now selling! Brand new model! • Up to 4 BR & 2.5 BA • Up to 3,000 sq. ft. • On 1/4-acre lots • Tandem 3-car boat garages • 1st floor owner’s suites available • Minutes from the Chesapeake Bay • Close to Patuxent River Naval Air Station • Nearby fine dining, shopping & entertainment

46855 Jillian Grace Court, Lexington Park, MD 20653 (301) 683-6436 • Open 10am - 6pm Daily. Brokers Warmly Welcomed. *“Pick 3” options and upgrades are based on availability, subject to change without notice, valid only for new contracts on to-be-built homes signed by June 30, 2014. May affect maximum financing. See Community Sales Consultant for current list of community-specific “Pick 3” options. Cannot be combined with any other offer. **Prices, terms, features and incentives subject to change without notice. Seller contribution limits apply, see Sales Consultant for community-specific details, may not be available on all homes. K. Hovnanian® American Mortgage, L.L.C.™, 3601 Quantum Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33426. NMLS #3259 ( Licensed by the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation. MD MHBR #3149, 6928, 6943.


2014-05-29 The Calvert Gazette  

The Calvert Gazette newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland. Published by Southern Maryland Publishing. Online presence is provided by...

2014-05-29 The Calvert Gazette  

The Calvert Gazette newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland. Published by Southern Maryland Publishing. Online presence is provided by...