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COMPTROLLER ERRED ON $12.7 MILLION IN INCOME TAXES

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CALVERT COMMISSIONERS MULL SIGN RULES

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THIS IS GOING TO BE A TOUCHY SUBJECT. AS A BUSINESS OWNER I DON’T WANT ANYBODY TELLING ME WHAT TO DO WITH MY SIGN.

- COMMISSIONER MIKE HART ON PROPOSED RULES THAT WOULD RESTRICT ELECTRONIC SIGNS FROM THE SOLOMONS AND DUNKIRK TOWN CENTERS.

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Comptroller Misallocated $12.7 Million in Tax Money By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

An audit commissioned by Comptroller Peter Franchot of his office’s own operations regarding the collection of income tax revenue showed that across the state his office gave too much back to some municipalities and not enough to others, according to a report from the Maryland Municipal League (MML), to the tune of nearly $13 million. Jim Peck, a spokesman for MML, said that the audit revealed that the state gave too much tax revenue back to the Town of North Beach and too little to its neighbor, the Town of Chesapeake Beach. “For those who were under-allocated they’re going to get a check from the comptroller pretty fast,” Peck said. “For those that got too much they will have a lengthy period to pay it back.” The comptroller’s office is allowing municipalities that got too much income tax revenue from the state to wait up to seven years before beginning to remit their payments and even then they will still have an additional 10 years in which to pay the money in full, Peck told The Calvert County Times. According to a municipal bulletin from MML, the comptroller’s office had admitted to errors when it came to distributing income tax revenues, which prompted Franchot to have an outside audit conducted regarding disbursements to Montgomery County and its municipalities. The audit found that the office had mistakenly paid out $8.6 million to Montgomery County alone; a second statewide audit found that the comptroller’s office had misdirected an additional $12.7 million throughout the state from 2010 to 2014. In a prepared statement, Franchot said that the amount misallocated was relatively small but the mistake had to be corrected immediately. “While I believe that a 99.9 percent accuracy rate affirms the hard work of the men and women who work with me every day, it doesn’t meet the high standards we set for ourselves,” Franchot said of the error. The MML also signaled in their bulletin, dated November 28, that there could be leg-

islation introduced in the upcoming state government session in Annapolis to forgive balances owed by some towns or cities. “If there is legislation introduced… you can be assured that MML will vigorously support that legislation come January,” the bulletin read. Joanne Hunt, treasurer for North Beach, said over a four-year period they were overpaid by $140,141 or about $35,000 each year. “There was no previous indication at all,” Hunt told The Calvert County Times. “We weren’t even aware of any overpayments until they notified us.” Hunt explained that the state comptroller office was the one who directly assessed and collected income tax from town residents; the town government did not have such data. The realization that the town would have to eventually pay back the money came as a surprise, Hunt said. “It is a big shock,” she said. “But we have a long time to pay it back, interest-free. “That’s because it was their error, not ours.” The annual operating budget for North Beach is $2.75 million. Laurie Smith, town treasurer for Chesapeake Beach, said she could not divulge how much money the town was underpaid without authorization from Mayor Bruce Wahl. Peter Hamm, spokesman for Franchot’s office, said that Calvert County government will also owe money back to the state, as will neighboring St. Mary’s County. In St. Mary’s, the Town of Leonardtown should soon be receiving a check because they were underpaid, Hamm said. Hamm said state law prohibited the comptroller’s office from divulging amounts of disbursement to or payments from counties, but jurisdictions could release the information on taxpayer funds. guyleonard@countytimes.net

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Plummer-Welker told commissioners, though, that citizens and business groups had already voiced opposition to such signs in Solomons, Dunkirk and Huntingtown. “This is going to be a touchy subject,” said Commissioner Mike Hart. “As a business owner I don’t want anybody telling me what to do with my sign.” Hart said it was unfair to restrict electronic signs to only most of the town centers and could restrict business owners in the remaining centers from matching competitors’ advertising. County Attorney John Norris said commissioners had the express authority to regulate the type of signs countywide. “That’s part of the legislative authority of the Board of County Commissioners,” Norris said. “You may choose to have different standards for different areas.” Commissioner Tom Hejl agreed with Hart. “I don’t have the right to tell you what [sign] you can and can’t have,” Hejl said. Some commissioners also questioned the proposal to limit the amount of signage that businesses could have in their windows to 50 percent, citing the idea that property owners should have freedom over their own businesses. Planners said the record would still remain open for comments on the proposed regulations; commissioners have yet to make a decision on the regulatory proposal. guyleonard@countytimes.net

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Nick’s Of Calvert Recalls Meatball Products

Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens

Recreational Oyster Season Continues in Maryland

The recreational oyster harvest season is now underway and Maryland residents can harvest up to one bushel of oysters a day each day now through March 31, 2017. “The Chesapeake Bay is a treasure trove of riches, accessible to all,” said Fishing and Boating Services Director David Blazer. “Through recreational harvesting one can gain important insight into one of the bay’s most iconic species, the oyster, and experience how and where oysters live and their economic and ecologic importance.” Recreational oystering doesn’t require a state license or permit as long as the harvested oysters are for personal (noncommercial) use and meet the minimum size requirement of 3 inches from hinge to bill. The oysters must be culled on the bar where they were caught and all undersized oysters and shell material must be returned to the bar.

Recreational harvest may occur on the following days/times by diving, hand, rake or shaft tong: Monday–Friday: Sunrise through 3 p.m. Saturday: Sunrise through noon For the health and safety as well as for the protection of Maryland’s oysters, recreational oystering should only be done in approved and open shellfish areas and cannot take place within leased aquaculture, harvest reserve or sanctuary areas. The Maryland Department of Environment is responsible for regulating shellfish harvesting areas and classifies approved, conditional or restricted areas. For more information, please visit the department’s website or call 800-541-1210. From Department of Natural Resources

Nick’s of Calvert, a Prince Frederick, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 305 pounds of ready to eat (RTE) meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. More specifically, required information on where the product was produced or repackaged is absent from the labeling and the product contains eggs and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The following products are subject to recall: • 5-lb. clear plastic packages containing “NICK’S Fully Cooked Italian Style Meatballs.” The product subject to recall does not bear a USDA mark of inspection; this is not required for product sold at retail that is labeled under the retail exemption. Other typical identification markings, including best before or use by dates or processing or repackaging dates are also absent from the product labels. The product was sold in retail locations in Maryland. The problem was discovered when Nick’s of Calvert returned product to the official FSIS establishment that produced and originally packaged and labeled the

product, where it was presented for reinspection. FSIS personnel observed that the products no longer contained the original label applied by the official FSIS establishment and that the new ingredient statement failed to declare the presence of milk and eggs. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis. usda.gov/recalls. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

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Calvert Man Sentenced To Federal Prison On Weapons Charges By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A Huntingtown man, who is also a convicted felon, was sentenced to almost two years in federal prison last week for illegally possessing several firearms and types of ammunition. Curtis Portland Litten, 54, was the subject of an investigation by federal authorities because he had posted threatening cards and letters to President Obama and members of the U.S. Congress as well as their family members, federal authorities stated; this resulted in a warrant search of Litten’s home where authorities found various pistols, shotguns and ammunition for those weapons. Litten had pleaded guilty to the charges against him Sept. 1 but had been held by federal authorities since Apr. 22. According to Litten’s plea deal with federal prosecutors he had mailed the threat-

ening notes from January through March of this year; a finger print analysis of the cards and letters allowed authorities to identify Litten as the sender. When authorities raided his home they found other cards addressed to elected leaders as well as print outs of their addresses, authorities said. These had even been signed by Litten, authorities stated. Litten had been convicted of several other offenses in Calvert County before this incident, including harrassment and attempted assault. Litten had even been accused of theft and theft of copies of the Calvert County Times newspaper back in 2010. guyleonard@countytimes.net

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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases During the week of November 21 through November 27 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,226 calls for service throughout the community. CDS Violation Case #16-67139: On November 25, 2016, at approximately 10:20pm, Deputy T. Mohler initiated a traffic stop, on a vehicle that was speeding, at the intersection of Southern MD Boulevard/Lyons Creek Road, in Dunkirk. While making contact with the driver, Zachary Cecil, 27, of Port Republic, he detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. He located a glass Mason style jar containing 19.5 grams of marijuana. He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana 10+grams. CDS Violation Case #16-66798: On November 23, 2016, at approximately 11:30pm, Deputy J. Denton conducted a traffic stop, at Hallowing Point Road/Sixes Road, in Prince Frederick, on a vehicle he observed stopped in the middle of the roadway. He observed a male occupant, Frederick Day, 50, from Indian Head, MD, throw an object onto the side of the road as he got out of the vehicle. While making contact with Day, he admitted to throwing the bottle, which contained a plastic bag of crack cocaine. He was arrest-

ed and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Cocaine) and for Possession of Paraphernalia (bottle). CDS Violation Case #16-66778: On November 23, 2016, at approximately 10:30pm, Deputy C. Callison conducted a (sobriety check point) traffic stop and could smell a strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle driven by Michael Willis, Jr. 30, of Pittsburgh, PA. He discovered a glass Mason jar containing 15.7 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder with an additional 7.7 grams of marijuana, for a total of 23.4 grams. From a further investigation of Willis’ vehicle, he located a blue circular container containing a Tetrahydrocannabinol Compound in a waxy form. He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession of marijuana 10+ grams and CDS: Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic (Tetrahydrocannabinol). CDS Violation Case #16-66759: On November 23, 2016, at approximately 9:00pm, Deputy N. Buckler conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed traveling southbound on MD Rt. 4, in the area of Fox Run Boulevard, with a headlight out. When he approached the driver, Scott Grimes, 29, of Owings, he immediately detected the odor of raw marijuana. The


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amount discovered was within the legal limit (less than 10 grams); a cut green plastic straw with white residue was also found. He was arrested for Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic drug (Xanax) and Possession of Paraphernalia (straw). CDS Violation Case #16-66713: On November 23, 2016, at approximately 3:45pm, Deputy D. Clark was on the scene of a vehicle accident, near the intersection of Solomons Island Road/German Chapel Road, in Prince Frederick. He observed a white male run through the accident scene, briefly enter a vehicle on the other side of the road and return. While questioning the male, Jay Philipson, 51, of Prince Frederick, as to whether he witnessed the accident, he admitted to having two (2) Oxycontin pills on his person, with no proof of a prescription. He was placed under arrest for Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycontin). CDS Violation Case #16-66686: On November 23, 2016, at 1:00pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded to the Detention Center to investigate a controlled dangerous substance violation. When he arrived he was informed that a glass smoking pipe was found on inmate, William Jacks, 32, of Chesapeake Beach, while he was being processed at the jail for an outstanding warrant. He was charged with Possession of Paraphernalia (glass pipe). CDS Violation Case #16-66596: On November 22, 2016, at approximately 10:40pm, Deputy J. Livingston was dispatched to the area of Summer City Boulevard/Bayside Road, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a possible drunk driver. He made contact with the driver, Zachary Sullivan, 24, of Huntingtown, who pulled over on 13th street in a vehicle matching the lookout vehicle. He discovered Mr. Sullivan was driving with a suspended license and gave Deputy Livingston consent to search his vehicle. He observed fifteen (15) white pills (Methadone), a napkin containing a small white rock (Heroin) and three (3) medication strips (Suboxone) with no proof of prescription. He was arrested and taken to the jail where he was charged accordingly. Disorderly Conduct Case #16-66835: On November 24, 2016, at approximately 1:00am, Deputy R. Evans responded to the report of a disorderly subject near the Green Turtle in Prince Frederick. Upon arrival he observed Cody Politt, 24, of Prince Frederick, screaming and cursing citizens and would not cooperate when told to stop and leave the area. He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct. Disorderly Conduct Case #16-66829: On November 24, 2016, at approximately 1:00am, Deputy M. Naecker was dispatched for a fight in progress outside of the Green Turtle in Prince Frederick. Upon arrival he was notified a white male, William Grantham, 29, of Prince Frederick, was yelling curse words and would not leave the area when instructed to do so. Grantham was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct. Disorderly Conduct Case #16-66828: On November 24, 2016, Deputy N. Buckler was dispatched to the Green Turtle, in Prince Frederick, to assist other officers with multiple disorderly subjects. Deputy Pounsberry advised that Nicholas

The Calvert County Times Dyer, 24, of Lusby, was cursing in front of multiple citizens and was involved in a physical altercation with another male in the parking lot. He was transported to the Detention Center. While being processed a clear plastic container with a white powder (Cocaine) was discovered in his left front pants pocket. Mr. Dyer was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Possession/Receive CDS While Confined (Cocaine). Theft Case #16-67204: On November 26, 2016, Deputy C. Johnson was dispatched to Dunkirk for the report of a theft. The victim advised they had parked their vehicle around 9:00pm in the Park and Ride parking lot in Dunkirk. When they returned to their vehicle around 10:00am the next day, they noticed the rear registration plate was missing. No suspects or witnesses at this time. Theft Cases #16-67060 and #16-67055: On November 25, 2016, Deputy C. Johnson responded to Mariner Circle, in Dunkirk, for the report of a theft. The complainant reported two (2) of their unlocked vehicles had been rummaged through; a medical stethoscope and an Anne Arundel County Medical Center ID Badge/Access card were both stolen. The crime took place between 9:00pm on November 24 - 3:00pm on November 25th. Another victim, also living on Mariner Court, advised they also had money stolen from their vehicle. All vehicles were left unlocked and parked in front of the residence. Theft Cases #16-67053 and #16-67049: On November 25, 2016, at approximately 3:20pm, Deputy V. O’Donnell responded to Gun Smoke Court, in Lusby, for the report of a theft. The complainant explained they had inadvertently left their car doors unlocked overnight; when they entered their car the afternoon of the 25th, they discovered items thrown all over the care and money was stolen. Another neighbor, also living nearby on Gun Smoke Court, stated their car had also been rummaged through and money was missing. Theft Case #16-67013: On November 25, 2016, at approximately 10:45am, Deputy C. Johnson responded to Lakeside Court, in Dunkirk, for the report of a theft. The victim advised multiple items were stolen from their unlocked vehicle sometime between 12:00 noon on November 24 and 10:15am on November 25th. Items missing include: a medium-sized red leather purse, money, keys, insurance card and a MD registration card. Theft Case #16-66716: On November 23, 2016, Deputy R. Shrawder was dispatched to Gregg Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a stolen bicycle. The missing bicycle is grey, has two (2) foot pegs near the back tires and has several unique stickers on the handle bars and near the back tire. Theft Case #16-66620: On November 22, 2016, Deputy B. Boerum and other units were called to Planters Wharf Road, in Lusby, for the report of two (2) male subjects breaking into vehicles. Upon arrival to the area, Deputies spread out in an attempt to locate the suspects. While Deputy Naughton approached two (2) vehicles he observed parked on Stern Street with their interior lights on, he noticed a black male going through the center console area. When the male, later identified as Keith Mackall, 24, of Lusby, ob-

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served Deputy Naughton approaching, he ignored commands to stop and exited the vehicle and started to run away. A short foot chase ensued before Mackall was taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of a backpack with several wallets, ID Cards, lottery tickets, electronics, money and social security cards. Deputy Boerum secured Mackall in his Patrol vehicle. As the other Sheriff units returned to Stern Street, they observed a second black male, Nicholas Kelson, 22, also of Lusby, hiding in a second vehicle. Kelson was found to be in possession of a plastic baggie containing loose change. Mackall was charged with Rogue and Vagabond, Resist/Interfere with Arrest, Theft - Scheme Less $1,000.00, Theft Less Than $100.00, Malicious Destruction of Property/Less $1,000.00 and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia. Kelson was charged with Theft Less than $100.00, Rogue and Vagabond and Malicious Destruction of Property/ Less $1,000.00. Theft Case #16-66510: On November 22, 2016, Deputy R. Spalding was dispatched to Bayside Toyota, located in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft. The Manager advised two (2) dealer license plates were missing from the dealership - one had been missing around 30 days, the other for 3 days. Their employees have access to the tags for customer test drives; therefore, because the tags would normally have been returned by now, he is convinced they have been stolen.

Theft Case #16-66476: On November 22, 2016, Deputy V. O’Donnell responded to Platte Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft. The victim stated a 110lb propane tank (full of gas) was stolen from the side of his house. The last time he remembered seeing the propane tank was on November 15th. The tank is approximately five feet tall and has a Taylor Gas sticker along the side. Theft Case #16-66270: On November 21, 2016, at approximately 5:15am, Deputy W. Durner responded to Sycamore Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft from vehicle. The victim advised that he discovered someone had been in his car overnight when he found a passenger door and center console left open and the following items missing: 2 wallets, social security card, debit card and a military base ID card. If you know who committed these crimes or any other criminal activity in Calvert County, you can report it anonymously online by clicking the Crime Solvers link at www.CalvertCountySheriff.us or by calling 410-535-2800. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity.

Maryland State Police Press Releases Possession of Cocaine: On 11/23/16 at 2:20 am, Trooper First Class Costello stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Mountain Trail in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Taylor M. Heinl 29 of Lusby demonstrated impairment due to either drugs or alcohol and was arrested for DUI. A K9 scan indicated postive alert and a probable cause search revealed cocaine. Heinl was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Disorderly Conduct: On 11/24/16 at 1:15 am, Trooper First Class Warrick responded to the Green Turtle in Prince Frederick for a fight in progress. On arrival, the Sheriff’s Dept. had 3 subjects in handcuff. TFC Warrick processed Sean P. Judd, 25 of Lusby for Disorderly Conduct. The other two subjects were processed by the Sheriff’s Dept. They were all incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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Education

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Commissioners, School Board Discuss Negotiations, Employee Benefits By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Costs of other post employment benefits (OPEB) — mainly health care costs for retired county and school system employees — have gone down, county finance director Tim Hayden told a joint meeting of commissioners and school board members Tuesday afternoon. The unfunded liability estimated by actuaries for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 was $241.3 million, Hayden reported, but that estimate has dropped to $225 million for fiscal years 2015 and 2016. The estimated annual required contribution by the county to the OPEB fund also decreased from $31.5 million to $28.2 million. Annual payouts, though, are set to increase from $6.2 million to $6.6 million, according to Hayden’s report. “It’s actually good news for a change,” Hayden said, adding that he believed the decreases were because “future medical costs are decreasing.” Hayden said the county still had a lot of liability facing it. “It’s still a lot of money, but it’s moving in the right direction,” he said. The discussion turned to how the board of education conducts its salary negotiations with teachers, administrators and staff; board member said that they knew that the agreement they just came to was concerning because it attempted to fund

step increases that have gone unfulfilled even though the money might not be there. “We’re in a very competitive environment to get teachers,” said board member Tracy McGuire. “I know there’s some concern over the contract we just signed.” Board member Kelly McConkey agreed. “We’d like to get the back step increases,” McConkey said. “If we don’t, we’re going to lose more of them [teachers]. “We lost a lot of them this year.” Commissioner President Evan Slaughenhoupt asked how the board could negotiate with the bargaining units without knowing just how much the commissioners would be able to actually fund for salaries and benefits. “How can you do that and call it good faith?” Slaughenhoupt asked. “It’s a flawed set up.” Schools Superintendent Dan Curry said the system was, despite any flaws, a reality. “It’s the Maryland way,” Curry said. Near the end of the meeting Slaughenhoupt warned that money for more teacher step increases might not be there this budget cycle. “It’s not going to be a robust budget being made for [fiscal] 2018,” he said. guyleonard@countytimes.net

BOE Recognizes Employees of the Month The Board of Education of Calvert County Public Schools recently recognized Employees of the Month for November. The Employees of the Month for November are: Calvert Middle Joe Embrey Katie Hance Huntingtown Elementary Christina White Tamara Ealley   Dowell Elementary MJ Verlich Sarah Draheim   Barstow Elementary Kelli Short Melissa Stuart  

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Handling the Moment

Bob Dylan came to me in a dream. We were seated at an ornate iron table, just the two of us, under a trellis in an outdoor garden. Despite the serene setting, I was nervous, but maintained a calm façade. My mind was racing (Bob Freaking Dylan!!!). Be cool, I thought. Don’t disintegrate into fan-boy mode. Act like you belong. Act like this is just another afternoon with greatness. Act like you’re not flirting with incontinence. My rational brain was confident that I could handle this extraordinary moment. I’m no expert, but I know music pretty well and I’m respectably conversant in Dylanspeak. It helped that my dream delivered a 40-something version of the legend – a peer; the brilliant, young and enigmatic Dylan at his creative zenith or the current grandfatherly Dylan, fresh off receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature, would have been far more intimidating. I had another ally: The copious amounts of adult elixirs we had consumed. The mental lubrication arrested my anxiety and tempered the annoyance Dylan would have otherwise felt toward his strange, unworthy acquaintance. Dylan can be a tough conversation; he communicates best with mere mortals through music or written word. For some reason, my unconscious mind had put me one-on-one with him – hilarious (not really). There wasn’t even a background band to critique or fill the inevitable pauses in our conversation while I fished for engaging queries. I’m my own worst enemy apparently. But I did okay. Dylan was polite and captivating. He was unmistakably pleased to be talking to me about his poetic music and place in history. I know, I know… ”How can the life of such a man be in the palm of some fool’s hand?” Maybe I fooled him by how good my head felt under my “leopard skin pill-box hat”? Had this crazy dream been reality, it wouldn’t have gone so well. The moment would have proven too big. I would have lost my poise and Dylan’s graciousness would have run short. Departing Dylan’s company with a signed “Blonde on Blonde” record and dry pants – if not my dignity would have constituted a victory. I was reminded of my imaginary Dylan encounter on Thanksgiving Day while watching a much younger man flawlessly handling a much bigger, more significant and very real NFL moment. This is going to hurt. QB Dak Prescott, a fourth round selection of the Dallas Cowboys in the April NFL Draft, is (unfortunately for rival fans) re-writing the recent trajectory of the franchise. After starter Tony Romo and

backup Kellen Moore were injured in the preseason, Prescott, originally envisioned as a third-string project, was thrust into a starting role. Panic initially swept through Cowboys camp. A season seemed lost and a trade inevitable. Rumors swirled about Dallas acquiring embattled San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick. At the time, the reaction and scuttlebutt were understandable: It was unfair to expect Prescott, despite a name right out of central casting, to be the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, one of the most glamourous and scrutinized positions in professional sports. The situation should have consumed the young Prescott; it most certainly has not. In 11 starts, Prescott has averaged 258 yards passing per game, completed 68% of his passes, thrown 18 touchdowns and only two interceptions, rushed for five scores and notched 10 wins. That’s not human for a rookie fourth round pick; it’s a Tom Brady stat line. No one saw this coming. Entering the draft, Prescott wasn’t considered NFLready. His NFL.com draft report was unflattering: slow reads, poor footwork and inconsistent accuracy. Prescott’s ceiling in 2016 was said to be limited to short-yardage packages. Yeah…he’s been a little better than that - like, in-the-MVPconversation better. From his first opportunity, Prescott has produced and calmed a cataclysmic situation. His poise has been remarkable; his lack of drama or need for unnecessary attention – his professionalism - has been refreshing; his performance has been amazing. Prescott provides an inspiring story for anyone facing an overwhelming challenge. Unfortunately, because he plays for the Cowboys, it isn’t a work of fiction, such as a novel, a movie or a dream. Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com

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The Tackle Box Fishing Report By Ken and Linda Lamb Special To The Calvert County Times

The rockfish are schooled up in the bay and rivers and feeding on change of tides. Bay trollers and jiggers are finding stripers in the 22 to 32 inch range feeding on top drawing plenty of gulls seeking a free meal.  Gannets are also active marking bigger fish and putting on an air show diving from high in the sky.  The location of big schools varies from day to day as the fish chase the bait, but they are always feeding somewhere and it is our job to find them.   There were gannets from buoy 72A to buoy 70 showing where lots of hefty rock were eager to hit trolled jigs and bucktails on Thursday, Thanksgiving. Friday they had moved north on a line from the PR buoy to the Targets.  Saturday was a blow out.  The winds lay down on Sunday and the rockfish cooperated most everywhere.  There are still lots of fish from the Gooses to the mouth of the Choptank that are working their way south.  Trollers and Jiggers are finding 30 inch fish off the Gas Docks and across the bay on the eastern side at Buoy 76 to Hooper’s Island Light, and at the HS buoy. The area straight out the mouth of the Patuxent from Cove Point to the HI buoy is rich with fish. There are consistent breakers from south of buoy 70 to 65 and on down into Virginia,

but they are dominate in small, undersize fish. That does not mean that keepers in excess of 20 inches will not show up at anytime.   Pockets of big fish on struture are being targeted by jiggers with excellent results. The Potomac and Patuxent have good sized rockfish and plenty of them on the oyster bars and edges.  Persistent fishermen are trolling them up everyday the wind is calm enough.  The Patuxent fish love the “8 Ball” bucktails with black heads with both white and yellow hair. There have been a couple of ocean run fish in the 40 to 50 pound class that we have heard of.  The big fish should be infiltrating our area along the division of Maryland and Virginia waters at Smith Point anytime.   Reports of Virginia netters finding them south of the Rappahanock were received this week. Bottom fishermen are gettng white perch by the cooler full in the Patuxent from Broome’s Island to Drum Point.  The fish are suspended in 40 to 50 feet of water on the hard bottom.  A couple of dozen bloodworms will produce a hundred fish culled at 9 inches. There are still plenty of big catfish in the Potomac and Patuxent.


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Christmas Comes To Calvert County The Calvert County Times

By Dave Spigler Feature Writer

The Christmas Season is finally upon us and everywhere in Southern Maryland the signs are apparent that we are in for another commercial onslaught of outdoor lights, Santa Clauses, the sounds of jingle bells and seasonal music in the air, the ubiquitous advertisements screaming huge sales and more that take away from the true meaning of this very special holiday. So often we are so distracted by the “rush” that is created to have everything just right for Christmas morning that we forget to remember “what is the reason for the season”. The real purpose for this greatest of holidays is often lost in the “race” to buy gifts and fancy wrappings and have everything underneath the Christmas tree in time to be torn open.

Fortunately, there are local groups and organizations who spend long hours in preparing events that provide for a more enjoyable means to better capture the spirit of Christmas. In many ways, these celebrations conjure memories of the ways we remember how Christmas used to be and at a much slower pace. There are many great happenings throughout the region to enjoy. In Calvert County, we wish to feature four of the more popular longstanding Christmas events that take place this coming weekend to put our citizens in the mood and provide a respite from all the “hub bub”. Take time to take in one or more of these special joyous celebrations to prepare for Christmas. They are guaranteed to put you in the spirit.

Come enjoy the spirit of the holidays by celebrating the 32nd Annual Christmas Walk in our festive Chesapeake Bay village of Solomons on Thursday, December 1st through Saturday December 3rd, 2016. Many great events designed for all ages will take place this exciting weekend. It is a fun filled time for the children with special activities planned for them that include a live puppet show, a Lighted Boat Parade, the arrival of Santa Claus, and more. Enjoy a stroll through our luminaria lit streets to experience the sights and sounds of the season. Many Solomon’s homes and businesses decorate for the holidays and help transform the village into a winter wonderland for the month of December. The Solomons Business Association, the organizers for this event, annually award a prize to the “best dressed” residence and business. Selection is based on the best use of lights, general appearance, personal appeal, creativity, and for the business owner, the best correlation to their business. Everyone is invited to the Christmas Walk Kickoff Party at the Blue Heron Inn Thursday

evening at 6:30pm. There will be “theme toys” on display. On Friday, there will be a Christmas Craft Market from 2pm until 9pm in the park area next to Kingfisher’s Restaurant. And at 6:30pm, watch for Santa Claus and his elves as they arrive by firetruck to help the children light the Christmas Tree at the Solomons Riverwalk Pavilion. Children’s activities will be held throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. Look for face painting and crafting. At 7:30pm there will be a free Magic Show at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Finally, the annual Lighted Boat Display will get underway on Saturday at 6:15 weather permitting. Boats of many sizes, shapes and colors will sail pass the Patuxent waterfront and can be observed from many restaurants and establishments on Back Creek or the Solomons boardwalk. Prizes will be awarded for Best Original Theme, Best Sailboat, Best Powerboat, and Best of Show. A map for the Solomons Christmas Walk is available in this edition of the Calvert County Times and is provided for you enjoyment.

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Annmarie Garden In Lights The Annual Annmarie “Gardens In Lights” is a spectacular holiday tradition that has become a favorite family destination to be enjoyed by all. Winner of the Maryland Life Magazine’s “Finest Holiday Tradition Award”, it provides a magical tour that takes visitors on a beautiful trip through its glittering woods. Strolling on the protected path, guests will be treated to a fantastical place full of spectacular lights with amazing light sculptures depicting mythical beasts and wild animals, dinosaurs, pirates and princesses, circus performers, jet airplanes, and so much more. Each light fixture is designed and made by artisans at Annmarie. These unique oneof-a-kind sculptures are not commercially available or duplicated making this show all the more special. In addition to the tour, there are nightly attractions that vary from night to night. Enjoy the popular “Holiday I Spy Game”, sweet treats,

special discount nights, and featured choral groups singing traditional Christmas carols. Or you may come upon many of the terrific dancing groups that are scheduled to appear during the entire holiday season. Start your tour in the Arts Building where you will find the “Ornament Show and Sale”, great exhibits, and the Hardesty Haven Holiday Café. And don’t forget there are gifts available that will make fantastic Christmas presents for family and friends. This award winning light show show runs from Friday December 2, 2016 through January 1, 2017. The Gardens will be closed December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 24, 25. Times are from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Admission is $6.00 person [Children 4 and under are free]. No charge for Annmarie Members. Pets permitted only on “Pet Night” January 1, 2017. For additional information, call 410-3264640 or 410 394-9370. Annmarie Gardens is located off Routes2/4 on Dowell Road just north of Solomons. Free parking is available. Bring the whole family for a truly wonderful Holiday experience. Photos Courtesy of Annmarie Gardens

Calvert Shop With A Cop This ever popular program grows larger with each Holiday Season. This event was established in 2006 when the Calvert Optimist Club partnered with members of the Calvert Sherriff’s Office and the local Fraternal Order of Police [FOP] to give underprivileged children of Calvert County a chance to experience a Christmas where they are able to buy gifts for their families, friends, and importantly themselves. This program provides a positive environment for the children and police officers to share in conversations, work together as a team, and enjoy a meal together as they wrap gifts purchased for others. During the day of the big event, each child is given a thrilling ride

to and from the local business with a uniformed officer in his or her official vehicle with lights flashing and sirens b l a z i n g . They are given a generous stipend of as much as $150 to purchase gifts with only one requireme ntthe child must buy at least one gift for themselves. It is hoped each child will have an experience o f a lifetime to share with family and friends as they grow up. But, importantly, in addi-


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tion to providing a wonderful Christmas m e m o r y, the opportunity of seeing a police officer as a friend and a really good person will stay with each of these kids for life. It is a great opportunity to develop respect for cops everywhere and may even lead these children to seek a career in law enforcement when they complete their education. Funding for this program is provided by donations from the Calvert – Prince Frederick Optimist Club, local businesses, and private individuals. Their collective generosity has allowed 70+ children to enjoy the pleasures of giving and come to know the true mean-

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ing of Christmas. This year’s program will be conducted on Saturday, December 3. Everyone will be picked up at their home and brought to Mama Lucia’s restaurant in Prince Frederick for breakfast. Then the children will ride in a police caravan with their assigned officer to Kmart to make their purchases assisted by members from the various Calvert County Optimist Clubs. They will next be taken to the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department to wrap their gifts and enjoying a meal catered by Chick-Fil-A. After this full day of memorable experiences, they will be taken back home by their newest friends, the members of the Calvert County Law Enforcement. Photos by Frank Marquart

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Annual Prince Frederick Christmas Parade This annual old fashioned holiday favorite will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Fox Run Shopping Center in Prince Frederick starting at 2:00 PM. It will be complete with floats, fire trucks, police cars, high school bands, NJROTC Marching Units, 4-H Clubs, Scout Troops, church groups, custom autos, dignitaries, celebrities, and even “Rockin’ Elvis” heralding the arrival of “you know who” at the end of the parade. This big crowd pleaser is put on each year by the Optimist Club of Calvert County and the Calvert County Fair Board. Bring the kids and your pets on a leash to enjoy a great way to commence the Holiday Season. Don’t forget to bring your cameras and folding chairs and dress warm. Merry Christmas “Calvert style”.

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Obituaries

In Remembrance John Jess Chaillet, Sr. John Jess Chaillet, Sr., 84, of Dunkirk, MD passed away November 25, 2016. He was born in Washington, DC February 18, 1932 to Robert Jess and Alice (O’Meara) Chaillet. When he was 8 his family moved to North Beach and he attended Calvert County Schools. John married Carole Lenora Orndoff March 20, 1953. The couple resided in Tuxedo in Prince George’s County, moving to North Beach in 1956 and Holland Point in 1964. John moved to Dunkirk earlier this year.
John was a truck mechanic with Bob Hall Distributing retiring in 2003 after 29 years. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunderland and a former member of North Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
John enjoyed watching NASCAR and baseball, tinkering with old cars, and eating crabs.
He was preceded in death by brothers Robert F. and Donald T. Chaillet and his wife Carole on February 8, 2005.
John is survived by daughters Theresa M. Strong and her husband Joe of Hope Sound, FL, Michelle A. Dillon and her husband Bill of Owings, MD, Joanne C. Chaillet of Chesapeake Beach, MD and Shannon L.J. Shenton and her husband Joe of Deale, MD; son John J. “Jack” Chaillet, Jr. and his wife Theresa Bottner of Dunkirk, MD; fourteen grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

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

James P. Mister, Sr. James P. Mister, Sr. “Pops”, 76, of St. Leonard, MD passed away on November 19, 2016 in Washington, D.C. He was born in Calver County on December 21, 1939 to the late Alonzo and Hazel Mister. He worked as a carnival show owner all his life. “Pops” was the “Ferris wheel man” when he wasn’t bringing joy and entertainment to many families he enjoyed spending time with his own family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Eva Mae, and his son David A. Mister. He is survived by his children, James P. Mister, Jr. (Stacy) of Frederick, MD; John J. Mister of Westover, MD; Judy A. Mister of Leonardtown, MD; Vernon L Mister of Baltimore, MD; and Robert A. Mister, Sr. (Jennifer) of St. Leonard, MD. He is also survived by his brother Richard Mister and 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends for visitation on November 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the RAUSCH Funeral Home, located at 4405 Broomes Island Rd, Port Republic, MD 20676. A funeral service will be offered on November 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Church St, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Interment will follow at Asbury Cemetery in Barstow Cemetery.

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Dorothy “Dottie” Price Dorothy “Dottie” Price, 67, of Dunkirk, MD passed away November 23, 2016 at her residence. She was born December 4, 1948 in Washington, DC to John Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Lauterbach) Hancock. Dottie was raised in Temple Hills and Hillside, MD and was a 1966 graduate of Crossland High School. She married Theodore Price on August 21, 1967 and the couple resided in Prince George’s County until moving to Dunkirk in 1979.
Dottie was employed with Mid Atlantic Tariff Company retiring in 2013.
In her leisure time Dottie enjoyed gardening, painting, crafts, antiquing and collecting snowmen
Surviving are her husband of 49 years Ted Price; children Ted Price, Jr. and his significant other Stacey Rice of Orlando, FL, Michelle Price of Dunkirk, MD, J.C. Price and his wife Jen of Huntington, WV and Lori Calb and her husband Bernie of Dunkirk, MD; ten grandchildren and one great grandson; and brother John Hancock and his wife Becky of Cumberland, MD.

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William Francis Mackey, Sr., 74, of Nanjemoy, MD and a former resident of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away November 21, 2016 at Bridgepoint Hospital in Washington, DC. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 25, 1942 to James Patrick and Kathryn Viola (Kiernan) Mackey. William was raised in Brooklyn, attending local schools. He married Virginia Carroll in Brooklyn on June 13, 1964. They resided in Chesapeake Beach since 1977. William was employed as a Conductor and Brakeman with Penn Central, Conrail and retired from Amtrak in 2002. He moved to Nanjemoy in 2014. William attended St. Anthony’s Church, was involved in the activities of his sons while growing up, and was an avid Washington Nationals fan. He enjoyed watching old movies, and was also a Railroad enthusiast. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his Yorkie JP.

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Tell us about your food Our menu is based upon good ole comfort food. Whether you’re coming back for our famous Cuban sandwich, stopping in for the mouth-watering Pork Chops, or our well known Classic Reuben you will be greeted with a smile and most likely see your neighbors or maybe make some new friends.

Anything new? The New Year brings more fundraising with our community, as well as Craft Beer Trivia and a possible Comedy night. In addition to our twice-a-week World Tavern poker games, area-wide dart league, trivia, karaoke and Paint Uncorked, we have a Corn Hole League (spring, summer and fall).

Call ahead for Carryout Orders 410-257-2438 • Open For Lunch Thursday-Sunday • Late Night Menu Available Check us out on the web www.anthonysdunkirk.com And be sure to friend us on Facebook Located in Dunkirk Town Center next to the Dunkirk Post Office • 10371 Southern Maryland Blvd. Dunkirk, MD 20754


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Thursday, December 1

Calvert Toastmasters Club Meeting (Location: 205 Main Street (Court House Square), 1st floor conference room) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. For more information see our website at calvert.toastmastersclubs.org ACLT Holiday Wreath-Making Classes (Location: ACLT) 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM We’ll have pruned the evergreens and will be ready to teach you how to make your own beautiful holiday wreaths using almost all completely natural materials. $30 for instruction and materials. Extra wreaths can be donated to ACLT for our “Holiday Greens Sale!” We hope to see you for this truly fun way to kick off the holidays! ACLTweb.org .

Friday, December 2 Chikn’ & Dumplings Dinner-Ches Bch

(Location: American Legion Post 206 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd E Rt 260, Chesapeake Bch)

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The dinner includes all the trimmings, salad & beverage for a cost of $12. Call for more information (301) 855-6466. Public welcome. www. ALpost206.org Jack’s Baked Chicken Diner

(Location: American Legion Post 206 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd E Rt 260, Chesapeake Bch)

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The dinner includes all the trimmings, salad, and beverage for $12. Public invited. Call for more information (301) 855-6466. www.ALpost206.org

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Solomons Christmas Walk (Location: Calvert Marine Museum) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Stroll the luminaria lit streets and begin holiday festivities with the annual Solomons Christmas Walk on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, from 6 p.m.—9 p.m. In addition to all of the activities on the island, enjoy Annmarie Garden in Lights and the ever-popular lighted boat parade. The Calvert Marine Museum is offering its own holiday delights for visitors of all ages—and admission is free! Enjoy local musical entertainment 6 p.m.—7 p.m. - COSMIC Flute Choir 7 p.m.—8 p.m. - Patuxent Voices 8 p.m.—9 p.m. - Patuxent High School Choir Santa will be visiting both nights and the museum otter will also join in on the holiday cheer. Children can create a holiday craft to take home. Enjoy punch and cookies on Friday and Santa’s Coffee House on Saturday offering complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, and holiday cookies. solomonsmaryland.com/solomons-christmas-walk.html. Annmarie Garden In Lights! (Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Winner of Maryland Life Magazine’s Finest Holiday Tradition Award, Annmarie Garden In Lights is a magical tour that takes visitors on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods. As you stroll the protected path, you will be transported to a fantastical place of spectacular lights and amazing “light sculptures.” Guests will be surrounded by mythical beasts, wild animals, airplanes, pirates, princesses, circus performers, dinosaurs, and more. Because all the “light sculptures” are made at Annmarie, the designs are one-of-a-kind; nothing in this show is commercially available. It is all made just for visitors to Annmarie Garden In Lights! Enjoy the “Holiday I Spy Game,” nightly entertainment, special discount nights, sweet treats, and other fun activities. Start your tour in the Arts Building where you will also find the Ornament Show & Sale, nightly entertainment, exhibits, and the Holiday Cafe. And don’t forget to ask for a “Holiday I Spy” program. www.anmaregarden.org.

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To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email gazettecalendar@countytimes.net with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication. “Annie Jr.” Performance

(Location: Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit ndctheater.org. May be purchased at the door. “Annie Jr.” is the specially adapted version of “Annie.” The story is the same: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a nextto-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! (Location: 9021 Dayton Ave, North Beach Md, 20714) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Twin Beach Players presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!’ In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem—and the fun—when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Featuring cute kids, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs! Reservations Strongly recommended! Weekends Nov 25-Dec 11 7pm Friday and Saturday, 3pm Sunday $15 General Admission, $12 seniors, members, student, military Tickets: goo.gl/knjSr0 Boys and Girls club 9021 Dayton Ave, North Beach MD 20714 www.twinbeachplayers.org/

Saturday, December 3 Solomons Island Jingle Bell Run (Location: 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD 20688) 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Be part of the largest holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere—and join the movement to conquer arthritis! The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get out, get moving and raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1

cause of disability. In communities nationwide, this annual event brings together people from all walks of life to shout “Yes, we will live life to its fullest while searching for a cure!” As a Champion of Yes, kick off your holidays by helping conquer arthritis once and for all! Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Show off your ugly Christmas sweater. Complete a 5-kilometer run or walk with your team members, spreading smiles, good cheer and a winning spirit … and be a Champion of Yes! Register by visiting, www.jbr.org/ solomonsisland Fees: General Adult Registration: $35.00 Timed race, $5 Fee increase on Nov 19 Child Registration: $20.00 For Children 17 & Under, Timed race Rudolph Romp: $5.00 Kids 12 & Under. Untimed Holiday Market (indoor) (Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center) 9:00 AM Holiday Maker’s Market - Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9:00am - 2:00pm INDOOR Holiday Market. Admission is free! Just in time for the holidays! Annmarie’s Holiday market is just the place to find wonderfully handmade and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list...crafts, skincare products, small batch foods, batik and fleece clothing, handmade soaps and candles, herbal teas, ornaments, folkart, handmade gifts, and more! Delight in the local treasures to be found here! Play in Clay: Family Holiday Giftmaking Workshop (Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center) 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM For ages 6-up with adult Join us in the clay studio to create a few unique gifts to give just in time for the holidays! From ornaments to coffee mugs, to cookie plates, and more. Each person will come away with 3-5 unique creations. Choose from the AM Session (9:30am1pm) or the PM Session (1:30pm-5pm) Registration required. COST IS FOR ADULT / CHILD COUPLE— Additional family members may be added for extra charge. To register, visit www.annmariegarden.org.

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DES PTO Vendor and Craft Fair (Location: Dowell Elem. School 12680 H. G. Truman Road) 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM During this event we will have Vendors and Crafters selling their wonderful products. We will also have a yummy food, a bake sale, used books sale, and a silent auction. Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be visiting us. Proceeds from this event will help fund all the DES PTO planned activities this year including: Reflections Art Contest, Spelling Bee, cultural arts assemblies, beautification, Teacher, Staff and Volunteer Appreciation, Week of the Young Child and much more \ “Annie Jr.” Performance

(Location: Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit ndctheater.org. May also be purchased at the door. “Annie Jr.” is the specially adapted version of “Annie.” The story is the same: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Solomons Christmas Walk (Location: Calvert Marine Museum) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Celebrating 32 years at the Calvert Marine Museum Stroll the luminaria lit streets and begin holiday festivities with the annual Solomons Christmas Walk on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, from 6 p.m.—9 p.m. In addition to all of the activities on the island, enjoy Annmarie Garden in Lights and the ever-popular lighted boat parade. The Calvert Marine Museum is offering its own holiday delights for visitors of all ages—and admission is free! Enjoy music: 6 p.m.—7 p.m. - Bruce Rider & Friends 7 p.m.—7:30 p.m. - Calvert High School Chamber Orchestra 7:30 p.m.—8 p.m. - Patuxent High School Chamber Orchestra 8 p.m.—9 p.m. - Robert Pfeiffer and Stephen Godfrey Santa will be visiting both nights and the museum otter will also join in on the holiday cheer. Children can create a holiday craft to take home. Enjoy punch and cookies on Friday and Santa’s Coffee House on Saturday offering complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, and holiday cookies. solomonsmaryland.com/solomons-christmas-walk.html. Texas HOLDEM and Cash Games (Location: 4120 Old Town Rd Huntingtown Md 20639) 6:00 PM TEXAS HOLDEM and CASH games to benefit the Patricia Leone Rogers Educational Scholarship Fund. Doors open at 6pm and game starts at 7 pm. Buy in is $80 gets you $12,000 in chips and blinds are 20 minutes each and start at 25-50. Early

registration before 6:45 gets you an extra $1000 in chips. $10 50/50 gets you an additional $3000 in chips. Re-buys up until the 200-400 level ends. Food, beer and sodas included!! Annmarie Garden In Lights! (Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Winner of Maryland Life Magazine’s Finest Holiday Tradition Award, Annmarie Garden In Lights is a magical tour that takes visitors on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods. As you stroll the protected path, you will be transported to a fantastical place of spectacular lights and amazing “light sculptures.” Guests will be surrounded by mythical beasts, wild animals, airplanes, pirates, princesses, circus performers, dinosaurs, and more. Because all the “light sculptures” are made at Annmarie, the designs are one-of-a-kind; nothing in this show is commercially available. It is all made just for visitors to Annmarie Garden In Lights! Enjoy the “Holiday I Spy Game,” nightly entertainment, special discount nights, sweet treats, and other fun activities. Start your tour in the Arts Building where you will also find the Ornament Show & Sale, nightly entertainment, exhibits, and the Holiday Cafe. And don’t forget to ask for a “Holiday I Spy” program. For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org. Christmas Singspiration (Location: 8912 Chesapeake Ave, North Beach, MD) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Join us at the Interdenominational Union Church, at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday December 3, 2016, for the annual Christmas Singspiration followed by desserts, coffee, and fellowship. The Church is located next to the North Beach Town Hall at 8912 Chesapeake Avenue. This free event is offered with the compliments of the Congregation. All are cordially invited. Questions may be directed to Nadine Garrett at (410)257-3555. www.facebook.com/NBUnionChurch. “Annie Jr.” Performance

(Location: Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit ndctheater.org. May be purchased at the door. “Annie Jr.” is the specially adapted version of “Annie.” The story is the same: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a nextto-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! (Location: 9021 Dayton Ave, North Beach Md, 20714) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Twin Beach Players presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!’ In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas

pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem—and the fun—when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Featuring cute kids, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs! Reservations Strongly recommended! Weekends Nov 25-Dec 11 7pm Friday and Saturday, 3pm Sunday $15 General Admission, $12 seniors, members, student, military Tickets: goo.gl/knjSr0

Sunday, December 4 Red Cross Blood Drive/Jesus Good Shepherd (Location: Jesus Good Shepherd, 1601 W. Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, MD 20736) 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM American Red Cross Blood drive on Sunday, 12/4/16 from 7AM- 12:30 PM at Jesus Good Shepherd Church in Owings, MD. There is a critical need for donations. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or www.redcrossblood.org to schedule a donation. “Annie Jr.” Performance

(Location: Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit ndctheater.org. May also be purchased at the door. “Annie Jr.” is the specially adapted version of “Annie.” The story is the same: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! (Location: 9021 Dayton Ave, North Beach Md, 20714) 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Twin Beach Players presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!’ In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem—and the fun—when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Featuring cute kids, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs! Reservations Strongly recommended! Weekends Nov 25-Dec 11 7pm Friday and Saturday, 3pm Sunday $15 General Admission, $12 seniors, members, student, military Tickets: goo.gl/knjSr0

Annmarie Garden In Lights! (Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Winner of Maryland Life Magazine’s Finest Holiday Tradition Award, Annmarie Garden In Lights is a magical tour that takes visitors on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods. As you stroll the protected path, you will be transported to a fantastical place of spectacular lights and amazing “light sculptures.” Guests will be surrounded by mythical beasts, wild animals, airplanes, pirates, princesses, circus performers, dinosaurs, and more. Because all the “light sculptures” are made at Annmarie, the designs are one-of-a-kind; nothing in this show is commercially available. It is all made just for visitors to Annmarie Garden In Lights! Enjoy the “Holiday I Spy Game,” nightly entertainment, special discount nights, sweet treats, and other fun activities. Start your tour in the Arts Building where you will also find the Ornament Show & Sale, nightly entertainment, exhibits, a spectacular gift shop, and the Holiday Cafe. And don’t forget to ask for a “Holiday I Spy” program.

Monday, December 5 Wine and DISH! Holiday Giftmaking Clay Workshop (Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center) 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 2-class series. Create one-of-a-kind gifts using clay slabs and pinched pottery. Choose from an assortment of project ideas. Decorate your pieces with textures, glazes, and more. A fun evening out— bring your favorite beverage and join us! Second class meets Dec 19th, 6:30-9:30pm for glazing your finished pieces.

Tuesday, December 6 Sea Squirts at CMM (Location: Calvert Marine Museum) 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Free program for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. This month’s theme is Backyard Winter Animals. Steak Night—Ches Bch

(Location: American Legion Post 206 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd E Rt 260, Chesapeake Bch)

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Order your Steak direct from the GrillMaster. The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage. From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room. Public welcome. For more information, call (301)855-6466. www. ALpost206.org

Wednesday, December 7 The Southern Maryland Job Source Mobile Career Center (Location: Middleham and St. Peter’s 10210 H G Trueman Rd, Lusby, MD) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Come and receive information about job openings, apply for jobs and get other information at computer work stations, prepare your resume, find out about training opportunities. JobSource staff will be there to help you.


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Thursday, December 1

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop. 1:00-3:00pm. 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. One printed copy helps. Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick Teen Craft Night. 6:30-8:00pm. Relaxing, enjoyable craft night for teens. Lots of different activities to do, music, snacks, and fun! Calvert Library Prince Frederick Art Attack. 6:30-7:30pm. Kids in 3rd through 6th grade are invited to connect with their inner artist at Art Attack! Each program will be based on a different artist or art style. No preparations are necessary and everyone will go home with their own inspired creation. This month’s theme: Recycled gifts. Please register. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

Friday, December 2

JobSource Mobile Career Center. 1:00-4:00pm. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38’ mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities; state of the art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch On Pins & Needles 1:00-4:00pm. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Saturday, December 3:

Shop with Friends 9:00-2:00pm. Join the Friends of Calvert Library for some great gifts for the reader and library-lover in your crowd! We’ll have like-new books and other gifts that readers would love for sale. A Friends membership makes a thoughtful gift as well! Calvert Library Prince Frederick Gingerbread House Workshop 10:00-11:00am & 2:00-3:00pm Come and celebrate the holiday season by building a small gingerbread house. Each child is asked to bring a bag of any edible item to share with the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses. Please register. Calvert Library Southern Branch & Calvert Library Prince Frederick Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & more. 12:00-3:00pm. 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! Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-8551862. http://calvertlibrary.info.

Monday, December 5

Green Crafting. 2:00-5:00pm. Green crafters will meet on Mondays to make crafts out of material that would typically be thrown away. Crocheting, needlework, and simple tying techniques will be used. Teens are welcome. Calvert Library Southern Branch Astronomy Night. 7:00-8:30pm. Interested in what the night sky has to offer? Want to try out a nice telescope? Join the Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland for a Family Astronomy event in the field behind Calvert Library Fairview Branch

Tuesday, December 6

Drop-in Computer Coding. 5:30-6:30pm. Have fun learning the languages of computers. It’s fun, It’s easy. Younger children will need the help of an adult. Calvert Library Prince Frederick Flying Needles. 6:00-9:00pm. Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting group open to anyone wanting to join in and share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill. Calvert Library Southern Branch Manga Otaku Artist Nights. 7:00-8:30pm. On the first Tuesday and third Monday of every month, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at the Twin Beaches Branch, comics and manga fans from ages 10 to 17 gather to draw their own comics! Artist and illustrator (and Calvert librarian) McNevin Hayes will guide you through the basics of story layout, thumbnails, and character construction. Please register. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch Writers by the Bay @ the Library. 7:00-8:30pm. Looking for a writers’ group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie. Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Wednesday, December 7

Cinema Café 6:00-8:30pm. Is love actually funny? Join us to watch a romantic comedy set in London during the busy holiday season. Come enjoy this holiday gem starring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson. Lights go down at 6:00pm and popcorn is served courtesy of Flagship Cinemas. Calvert Library Prince Frederick

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New Direction Community Theater Sets “Annie Junior” New Direction Community Theater will present its annual kid’s holiday show, “Annie Junior,” with an all-youth cast on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 2-3 and 9-10 at 7 p.m. at the Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard, MD 20685. There will also be matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday, Decmber 3-4 and 10-11 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased by visiting NDCT’s web site, http://ndctheater.org. Tickets may be purchased at the door, but reservations are advised. “Annie Junior” is the Broadway hit musical “Annie” as specially adapted for performance by actors teen-aged and lower. The plot is the same: Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Included in the cast are Angela Arnold, Caroline Artz, Emma Curtin, Elizabeth Foster, Gabriella Gray, Leah Kanny, Taylor Kanny, Walker Kanny, Abigail King, Holly King, Wyatt King, Philip Mervine, Lorelei Moss, Virginia Moss, Emma Noel, Logan Patton and Emily Rollins.

Emily Rollins is Grace Farrell, Emma Curtin is Annie and Philip Mervine is Oliver Warbucks in NDCT’s “Annie Junior.”

Pet of the Week

Meet Charles & Jill

Charles was born in August and Jill was born in May. They are super friendly and love to snuggle with their foster mom.  They are cute purr babies who also love to play with their toys and the other kitties.  They are combo tested for aids and feline leukemia, vaccinated against rabies, spayed or neutered, had 3 distemper vaccines, dewormed and microchipped.  They cost $125 each.

As you know they are looking for someone to love them and be kind to them forever. You can meet them at Petco from 11 to 3 every Saturday and Sunday.

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Book Discussion - (Lotus Cafe). 6:30-8:00pm. Recurring monthly book discussion held at Lotus Cafe. This month’s book will be The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom. Calvert Library Southern Branch

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Senior Bus Passes

Public Transportation and the Office on Aging work closely together to ensure that eligible seniors receive free bus passes each year. There is a small replacement fee if a pass is lost or damaged. The passes are used for local routes only and some fees may apply. You must be aged 60+ and income eligible to receive a pass. For an individual, a person can make $1716/month or less in order to apply. The amount for a couple is $2323/month or less. If you received a pass in 2016, a new pass will be made for you. The 2017 passes will be available: Calvert Pines Senior Center, December 19, 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; North Beach Senior Center and Southern Pines Senior Center, December 20. Passes are good for the entire calendar year. Contact 410-535-4606 for more information.

Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC)

Thursday December 2 Trivia Anthony’s Bar & Grill, Dunkirk MD 8:30pm www.anthonysdunkirk.com

Friday December 2 Jingle and Mingle Happy Hour Toy Drive Hard Times Cafe’, Waldorf MD 6 -10pm Free entrance with a new unwrapped toy. Email 2ndvp@dstfwac.org.  Ryan Forrester Trio The Ruddy Duck, Solomons MD 8pm DJ Rickie Anthony’s Bar & Grill, Dunkirk MD 8:30pm www.anthonysdunkirk.com

Denim & Diamonds: A Holiday Affair Waldorf Cultural Center, Waldorf  MD 9pm Dress in your best denim attire for an evening filled with great music, hors d›oeuvres, a silent auction and door prizes. www.southernmarylandtlod.org

Saturday December 3 Karaoke w/DJ Tommy T & Friends Applebees, California, MD 9pm Come and join Local Phenom DJ Coach for Southern Maryland’s Longest Running Karaoke Show! Under 18 can sing until 10pm. 301-862-1573 and www.instantpartyanddj.com

Join us for Dinner and Game Night, Thursday, December 8, 5 p.m. Ziti will be served followed by games. Fee: $7 for dinner. Must pre-register. The Senior Council’s Annual Purse, Jewelry and Accessories Sale will be held, Friday, December 9, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Find a little something for yourself or gifts for others. Enjoy this year’s Christmas Party and dance to the sounds of the Frances Moyer Band, Thursday, December 15. Lunch will be served at 12 noon followed by music at 12:30 p.m. Pre-register for lunch by December 8.

Monday, December 5

Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Tossed Salad, Dilled Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Apple Pie Turkey with Gravy, Succotash, Kale, Cranberry Sauce, Pears

Please submit calendar listings by noon on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

North Beach Senior Center (NBSC)

The Charles County Show Troupe will perform their Christmas Show, Monday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. Come to the Walker/Cane Clinic, Wednesday, December 7, 9 a.m. to check that what you are using is in proper working condition. The Cute, Bad and Ugly Christmas Party and Bingo will be held, Thursday, December 15, 10:30 a.m. Seniors are urged to wear cute Christmas socks, play a bad game of bingo, and wear your ugly Christmas sweater. Pre-register by December 8.

Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC)

Get some Cake Decorating Tips, Monday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. Decorate and sample your creation! The Charles County Show Troupe will perform their holiday show, Christmas Spirit, Wednesday, December 14, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy this year’s Christmas Party, Thursday, December 15, beginning at 11 a.m. Stay for the Crazy Gift Exchange at 1 p.m., followed by the voices of the Patuxent High School Choral Members at 2:45 p.m. Pre-register by December 8.

Eating Together Menu

Tuesday, December 6

The Calvert County Times is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail sarahwilliams@countytimes.net

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 8

Meatloaf with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Spiced Peaches

Friday, December 9

Egg Salad in a Pita Pocket, Tossed Salad, Pickled Beets, Tangerine

Wednesday, December 7

Salmon Patty, Tossed Salad, Corn, Stewed Tomatoes, Apricots, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie 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. Lunches are subject to change.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

CLUES ACROSS

1. Famed Spanish General’s nickname 5. Drink alcohol 11. Savings for soggy days 14. Kleenex, Puffs are some 15. Moved in a circular way 18. Pile of stones 19. Drenched 21. Talk to you (abbr.) 23. World’s longest river 24. Thoughts 28. Stake 29. Lawrence Taylor’s nickname 30. Coat or smear 32. Comedian Josh 33. Cost, insurance, freight (abbr.) 35. Royal Bank of Canada 36. Polyvinyl chloride

39. Lifeless 41. Doctor of Medicine 42. Former Saudi Arabian king 44. River along border of India and Nepal 46. German widow 47. Administrative review board 49. Small tower 52. Central American fruit 56. Cigar 58. Bring to life 60. Linked together in a chain 62. Marinara, BBQ are two 63. Mail

CLUES DOWN

1. Expression of creative skill 2. Nonclerical 3. Credit card company

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4. Ancient Chinese city 5. Personas 6. More (Spanish) 7. Close to 8. Nigerian City 9. Pals 10. Internal 12. Type of tent 13. Beloved Princess 16. Supplementing with difficulty 17. Region in Mississippi 20. Brave act 22. 36 inches 25. -__, denotes past 26. Swiss river 27. Submersibles 29. Portable computer screen material 31. Binary-coded decimal 34. Supervises flying 36. Represents dull, abrupt sound

37. Deformity involving a limb 38. Map 40. Dominican Republic 43. Breed of hogs 45. District attorney 48. Light Russian pancake 50. Selfs 51. Rock songstress Turner 53. American Music Awards 54. Partner 55. Egyptian Sun god 57. European money 58. Consumed 59. Doctor of Education 61. Actinium

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