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Town Commissioners Clash Over $250,000 Deal With Developer By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Town council member Hayden Hammett accused colleague Roger Mattingly of “illegal and unethical” behavior at Monday’s meeting regarding a deal in which the town agreed to provide $250,000 in assistance and tax rebates to a local builder. The controversy began when Mattingly opposed the majority of the town council who agreed to the measure, which would assist the builder of The Hamptons apartment complex in covering a sewer line running through the property as well as constructing a connecting road to Fenwick Street. Mattingly said the measure opened the door to the town having to provide financial assistance to potentially any developer looking to build a project in town. “The council is looking for an excuse to give a private developer $250,000 in town tax payer money,” Mattingly said at the Monday meeting. “This is $250,000 we should not be paying. “This is a no-deal deal.” Hammett quickly countered by saying that the town agreeing to the $250,000 deal with the Saba Group meant it would be about $1 million worth of improvements to provide and protect vital infrastructure. “We’re getting probably four times the amount in value for the money were spending,” Hammett said. “And frankly if it weren’t for your illegal and unethical actions… we wouldn’t be in this position.” For a moment all discussion stopped at the council table. Mattingly, seemingly surprised at the accusation, asked Hammett to back up his claim and explain himself. Hammett declined, saying: “I don’t think you want me to.” After a short back and forth between the two council members the council voted by 4-to-1 to approve the deal with the Saba Group. In a later interview Mattingly said he did not understand Hammett’s issue and denied any wrongdoing.

“Hayden thinks everyone should agree with what he wants to do,” Mattingy said. “I have no idea what that was about. “I have done nothing illegal, nothing unethical.” Mattingly has long opposed the building of the Hamptons; he has been the president of the adjacent Foxwell condominium association and was on the board of directors there while opposing the project and owns property at Foxwell. While he was on the board of directors the developer was in negotiations with the association for access through their property for a connection with Fenwick Street but the negotiations failed, Mattingly said. Hammett disagreed with Mattingly’s assertion in speaking with The County Times. “The unethical actions are already on the public record,” Hammett said, who said he would not comment on what he believed Mattingly’s allegedly illegal actions were. “He should have recused himself from all of this because of the position he held as the president of the condominium association and because of his personal interest as an adjacent property owner,” Hammett said. Though he would not comment on his accusations of illegality against Mattingly, Hammett said he stood by his comments made on Monday. Mattingly said he would check council records but he believed he had recused himself through the entire process involving the Hamptons project. Records of town minutes showed that in June of 2014 Mattingly voted in favor of moving the project forward in the planning process and the following month voted against concept site plan approval. In October of 2015 Mattingly abstained from voting on the final site plan approval and in June of last year again abstained from voting on the revised final site plan, town records show.

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Leonardtown To Aid Ryken HS In Bond Sales By Guy Leonard Staff Writer St. Mary’s Ryken High School successfully sought the Town of Leonardtown’s assistance Monday in seeking redevelopment bonds up to a $24 million limit that will allow it to pay down prior debt, build a new facility and renovate an older one. Lindsay Rader, an attorney with Funk and Bolton, advised the town council that the measure would allow them to issue the redevelopment bonds, give the proceeds to the school and not be liable if the school defaulted on the debt. Rader also explained that the bonds would be tax exempt; federal law allows entities such as St. Mary’s Ryken to accept proceeds from such bond sales but only government entities are allowed to initiate the bonds.

Part of the proceeds from the bond sales will be used to refinance a 2009 loan of similar bonds the town provided for the high school. The newly approved bonds are also planned to help pay for new land acquisition, a 48,000-square foot student activity and sports center and renovations to Paschal Hall. Mary Joy Hurlburt, the school’s president, told town commissioners that the new student center was needful. “We are playing [sports] in a 1956 gym built for a much smaller student population,” Hurlburt said. guyleonard@countytimes.net

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Planners Fear More Mapping Errors By Dick Myers Staff Writer The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 28 to address the alleged mapping error that is preventing the proposed Cecil’s Mill office/warehouse project from proceeding. But, the commissioners also will be hearing at the same time public comment on the proposed rezoning of the Lexington Park/ Great Mills/California area that will conform to the Lexington Park Development District Master Plan adopted by the commissioners last year. Staff of the Department of Land Use and Growth Management (LUGM) discovered the Cecil’s Mill error, which delayed at the 11th hour a public hearing before the St. Mary’s County Planning Commission. The planners agreed that the error had occurred and the master plan map did not correctly reflect what they had agreed on when creating the development district master plan. But, now the planners are fearful that the zoning map that will be presented at the Feb. 28 public hearing has errors as well. Those fears were articulated at the commission’s Feb. 13 meeting. What to do about those fears is yet to be determined. One option would be to delay the public hearing before the commissioners, although County Attorney George Sparling told the planners that option probably would not set well with the commissioners. “I think the commissioners would like to see this move ahead,” he said. Another option is to adopt the zoning map (referred to as Figure 1-2) and deal with any possible errors as they come up. Sparling noted that state law allows “mistake” as one of the two reasons for spot rezoning and those mistakes perhaps could be proven. The other reason for rezoning of an individual property, outside of the regular comprehensive rezoning, is change in the character of the neighborhood in which the property is located. The problem in proving a mistake in zoning is coming up with the paperwork trail to show that what the planners actually waned was not accomplished. To do that in a comprehensive way before the zoning map is approved could be a daunting administrative task.

One factor affecting the ability to identify whether errors occurred or not is that the lead staff person for the Lexington Park Development District Master Plan, chief planner Jeff Jackman, is no longer with LUGM. At the Feb. 13 meeting commission Vice Chairperson Shelby Guazzo said, “What happened was not the way we told him (Jackman) to do.” She added, “I would like to know what is in Jeff Jackman’s computer.” There was some discussion among commission members about asking the commissioners to delay their public hearing to make sure the map is correct. But Acting LUGM Director Bill Hunt said that could possibly take months. At one point Sparling asked for a recess to discuss the matter with Hunt. When the meeting reconvened Sparling said he would have to talk to the commissioners about it since he was not authorized to make that decision. The planners in the meantime asked Hunt to begin the task of finding out if there are any errors. One starting point is to see if rezonings requested by property owners were properly mapped. The commission decided to hold a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, the day before the commissioners’ public hearing that is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in their meeting room. That hearing could be a replaying of Cecil’s Mill project controversy. Residents of the adjacent subdivision have complained about the warehouse/office project out of concern for the safety of their children. They also contend they were told by the developer that the property now slated for development was going to be residential. The proposed project off Great Mills Road calls for a 28,400-square-foot, twostory office building and a 54,000-squarefoot warehouse. The property is almost 25 acres, although about half of it is still slated for residential development. dickmyers@countytimes.net

Commissioners Accept LGIT Training Grant Award The Local Government Insurance Trust has awarded a training grant of $5,860 to St. Mary’s County Government. The grant will provide Americans with Disabilities (ADA) training to county employees.  The grant will cover two 4-hour live training for  new hires. Recorded and online presentations will also be available for individuals unable to attend the live training sessions. Timothy Ailsworth, LGIT Executive Director, presented a check representing the full grant amount to the Commissioners of

St. Mary’s County at its February 14 business meeting. ADA One, LLC has been selected to conduct the training based upon the firm’s expertise. Irene Bowen, ADA One President and training presenter, is a noted expert in the field, having served as the Deputy Chief of the Disability Rights Section at the U. S. Department of Justice and Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Access Board. From St. Mary’s County Public Information Office


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Calvert Cliffs Readied for Fueling Outage

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Operators at Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant removed Unit 2 from service just after midnight on Sunday to begin a planned refueling outage. The refueling outage will help ensure the unit runs safely and provides consistent, reliable power to the region for another twoyear cycle. While the unit is offline, technicians will replace nearly one-third of the reactor’s fuel and perform more than 10,000 inspections, tests, maintenance activities and modifications. Many of the tasks performed during the outage cannot be accomplished while the unit is online. Additionally, this year, Calvert will be replacing a high pressure turbine on the non-nuclear side of the plant. This investment in state-of-the-art equipment is expected to result in an additional 19 megawatts of generation. “We are proud to have the opportunity to operate our nuclear power plant here in Calvert County. We want to continue meeting the region’s energy needs when they need us most: during the freezing temperatures of winter or the extreme heat of summer,”

said Calvert Cliffs Site Vice President George Gellrich. “By investing in equipment and performing the right maintenance during the outage, we ensure safe, reliable operations for years to come.” To support the refueling outage, approximately 2,000 additional workers will travel to Calvert for several weeks, filling nearby hotels to capacity and increasing foot traffic in restaurants and shops. “The annual refueling outage at Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs station has been a positive economic boost for the businesses in Calvert County for many years,” said President/CEO of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Bill Chambers. “This year will be no exception. The Calvert Chamber continues to field numerous inquiries from outage personnel coming into the County for housing, dining and amenity options. The outage is just another example of Exelon Generation contributing so much to the vitality of the Calvert business community.”

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In response to concerns that calls for service to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home are straining the resources of the nearby Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, one of the top officials at the state’s only home for veterans told The County Times they plan to find a way to resolve any problems. “We have every intention to meet with the chief of the Mechanicsville rescue squad… to see how we can get beyond straining the volunteers,” said Mike Farr, deputy director of the facility in a Wednesday interview. Farr said the open forum with first responders would aim to “strike a happy medium” between “what’s best for the department and the services required here.” Farr said similar issues have come up in the past and had been resolved but declined to comment on how the problems were solved. The chief of the rescue squad says that calls for service from the veterans home are taking up valuable emergency resources when the managers of the veterans care facility should be using a contract ambulance service they already have a signed agreement with. Jessica Vallandingham, the rescue squad commander, recently sent a missive to

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the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County requesting their assistance in solving the problem. “The [Charlotte Hall Veterans Home] should utilize their own funds to support emergency services, thus providing better, quicker care to the veterans by utilizing their contract with [All American Ambulance Co.] and not utilizing the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad,” Vallandingham wrote. She argued that the Mechanicsville squad is supported by local tax payers through the county’s fire and rescue tax levy while the veterans home, a state-run entity, can receive grant funding to pay for all of its emergency transport needs. Farr also declined to comment on Vallandingham’s assertion that the contract ambulance service should be used more to serve the veterans home. In an e-mail to the county commissioners, Vallandingham wrote that in the past five years she had attempted to resolve her concerns over service to the veterans home but that she had “not seen any results.” guyleonard@countytimes.net

Commissioners Concerned Over Borrowing Limits, Jail Costs

concerned that state lawmakers viewed the county’s desires to build more projects as not serious. “There’s a difference between politicking and governing,” Jarboe said Tuesday. “We’re trying to govern. “We’re trying to manage a budget here.” Restricting the ability to borrow money meant the county’s ability to grow could be compromised, he said. “All that does is constrain our ability to govern and provide infrastructure,” Jarboe said of the proposed regulations adding that the county’s construction plan was “in no way frivolous.” Commissioner Mike Hewitt said that he supported the notion of eliminating the energy tax. “I ran on that,” Hewitt said. “It’s regressive and it hurts the poor and the elderly.”

He also believed that with all the controversy brewing between the commissioners and the state delegation to Annapolis, things would still be resolved. “It’s going to be OK,” Hewitt said. Hewitt added that the county should look to find more ways to find efficiencies in its spending of funds. “I’ll reference an old German proverb that says: ‘Always leave the dinner table a little hungry,’” Hewitt said. Commissioner John O’Connor also pointed out that the commissioners should take an increasingly closer look at the longawaited county detention center replacement project to find further cost savings. The commissioners received a briefing on the progress of the jail and learned that the project is likely to cost an extra $1.57 million. O’Connor said he believed that the final costs of the jail could be $4 million to $5 million over what the commissioners had planned on. “There are some niceties that we don’t need to keep this jail functional,” O’Connor said. guyleonard@countytimes.net


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Calvert Restaurant Week is Here Spiggy Cruises 29 Restaurant Options By Dave Spigler Feature Writer With great anticipation, I awaited Calvert County’s ”2017 Calvert County Restaurant Week.” Scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 27, this popular event grows larger every year. This is the fifth year this annual culinary extravaganza is put on by the Calvert County’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism in conjunction with nearly 30 restaurants from Dunkirk. The Beaches, Sunderland, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Lusby, to Solomons. Many are old traditional favorites such as Trader’s and The Rod and Reel in Chesapeake Beach, and Mama Lucia’s in Dunkirk and Prince Frederick. Further south, The Tavern in St. Leonard, the Ruddy Duck, Boomerang’s and Kingfisher’s are prepared for the large crowds to enjoy their favorite scrumptious meals that are carefully prepared and offered at special prices. Newer eateries such as The Brick in Prince Frederick, Yo Momma’s in Prince Frederick and their new Pub in the Lusby Towne Square, and the Pier in Solomons recently opened under new ownership, are providing special menus to attract the public to their establishments to sample their fares in hopes to introduce you to their dining experience. I can hardly wait to grab my fork and knife! The idea to create a week of special lunches and dinners at a reduced price is not new. Many of the restaurants in Washington, DC, a town with more than a thousand choices of places to eat traditional meals from most every country of the world has conducted this type of promotion for years. These events there have grown popular as many of DC’s “world class” eateries with their famous chefs normally offer meals at exorbitant prices that are well beyond the average diners’ ability to pay. During DC’s promotion, many of their local citizens there are given an opportunity to sample meals they, nor I, would otherwise be able to afford.

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Fortunately, this is not necessarily the case in Southern Maryland. While the choices of national dishes here are not as extensive as those available up in the “Big City”, the selection runs the gamut from Japanese, to Thai, to Indian cuisine. And of course, the restaurants specializing in Italian or Mexican and American fare are readily available. But the more popular and most frequented establishments here in Calvert are our many famous fine seafood houses that draw on the region’s bounty and provide unique dining opportunities. As stated in the County’s website, “whether your favorite fare is fresh seafood from our river or our Bay, Italian cuisine or anything in between, Restaurant Week has something to satisfy every palate.” The idea to showcase our county wide restaurants with their creative cookery and offer their delicious meals at budget friendly prices during the month of February did not come about by accident. It is well known in the food industry that the months following the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays is a very slow period for many obvious reasons and possibly a few that may not be so clear. The average American, including me, has a tendency to overeat during the Holiday period, often putting on 5-8 pounds during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. And, like me, most of these same glutinous celebrants immediately start the New Year with resolutions to lose weight, avoid large meals, and not to eat out. Many realize they need to get ready to prepare their yearly state and federal Income taxes and vow not to spend any additional disposal income until they know whether they owe additional taxes or not! But an even bigger reason may have to do with the February weather, normally very cold, damp and blustery. It’s the kind of weather that is not very conducive to getting dressed to go out and brave the elements to have a meal out!

Fortunately for us, some pretty savvy people in county government got together with a few county restauranteurs with excess capacity and time on their hands and decided one way to get folks out of their warm, cozy cabins was to offer a delicious selection of their specialties at really attractive prices. This idea grew all over the county to become a favorite, much anticipated winter event. It provides both locals and visitors the opportunity to sample some of our best restaurants offerings at excellent prices. Many participating establishments offer special menus for both lunch and dinner, but may not offer promotional prices for both. As an “unofficial” self-appointed “Ambassador for Calvert County” for the past several years interested in bringing to life with my writings all the wonderful unsung heroes of the county as well as to highlight the truly outstanding attractions that make our county great, I readily volunteered for this arduous assignment knowing I would have to let out my belt a notch or two once I was finished. So to get started, here is some good advice to be considered: • Make reservations early as many of the popular restaurants get booked up. • Not all establishments in the County are participating. When making reservations ensure the restaurant is involved in this promotion. • When making reservations check and see if they are offering both lunch and dinner menus. • Most restaurants have created special menus for this celebration, however they will still offer their regular fare during this time. • Restaurants reserve the right to NOT allow these promotions to be combined with discount coupons or other sales promotions. • Prices and offerings are subject to change depending on availability. • Tax, gratuity, beverages and alcohol are not included in fixed price Restaurant Week menus. • With my friends Glen and Denise, my wife Deb and I set out to “sample” a good number of the offerings of these eateries to prepare this “difficult” story. And with a full stomach and a bottle of Pepto-Bismol nearby, I put together this “Guide to the Participating Restaurants” with the help of the County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Not only did it require tasting many of the various fares, this job required research and investigations that lasted well into the night! For additional information or to make reservations, phone numbers are provided. Enjoy the region’s delicious bounty with a unique dining experience! These establishments have something to satisfy everyone’s palate at exceptional prices.

1. ANGLERS SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL

275 Lore Road, Solomons “At Angler’s Seafood Bar & Grill, we pride ourselves on making fresh food to order. We ask that you have patience and we trust that you will enjoy the end result.” We have a very extensive menu offering traditional seafood entrees and favorite Southern Maryland meals. This would be a great place to start your tour!” 410 326-2772

2. BLONDIE’S BAKING COMPANY

132 Main Street, Prince Frederick “Enjoy a Blonde Moment! Only here will you meet the combination of exquisite desserts, pleasant staff, and great service!” 443 964-8410

3. BOOMERANGS ORIGINAL RIBS

3820 S Solomons Island Road, Solomons “Since 1990, Boomerang’s has been serving their famous baby back ribs, and popular ‘made from scratch soups, salads, desserts, hand breaded chicken and seafood at reasonable prices. Always a crowd pleaser! Many feature specials from 4-8PM.” 410 326-6050

4. BRICK WOOD FIRED BISTRO

60 Sherry Lane, Prince Frederick “We proudly support the local farming community making an attempt to source local, sustainable products whenever possible. All food prepared over wood fire from baked bread to roasted fish. Beautiful dining facility and bar with an exciting menu. Restaurant Week specials includes three course meal with choice of seared scallops with corn relish or a 4 cheese ravioli appetizers, a braised short ribs or pasta with crab truffle cream sauce for dinner, and either a Caramel fried ice cream or a vanilla bean Crème Brule for dessert. An open meatball sandwich is planned for lunch. Reservations recommended.” 443 486-5799

5. CHARLES STREET BRASSERIE

120 Charles Street, Solomons “Stop by Charles Street Brasserie for a truly unique waterfront experience. Enjoy indoor and outdoor meals 7 days a week. Guests rave about our fusion of Mediterranean and Southern Maryland tapas and shared plates in a unique 1930’s atmosphere!” 443 404-5332

6. CHESAPEAKE GRILL & DELI

10092 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk “Fresh, casual, and friendly. Great assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, seafood entrees, chicken and beef and delicious sides.” 410 286-5939

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8. THE DRY DOCK RESTAURANT

245 C Street, Solomons “The Dry Dock has been a favorite of boaters and critics for over 20 years. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your dining experience overlooking Solomons Harbor. Recognized for its outstanding food by the Washingtonian and Chesapeake Bay magazines. Located within the popular Zahniser’s Yachting Center.” Reservations recommended” 410 326-4817

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9. EZ THAI RESTAURANT

14442 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons “A long time popular dining destination on Solomons Island, it is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Located on the Solomons Harbor waterfront providing dock side tie ups for sailing patrons to come alongside. Kingfishers offers a total nautical experience with excellent Southern Maryland cuisine and crab cakes to die for as decided by the Washington Post and others as the ‘best’ in Maryland! Seating is first come first served.” 410 394-0236.

10. EZ THAI TOO RESTAURANT

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120 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick

13880 H G Trueman Road, Solomons “First and only true Thai Restaurants in Calvert County. We use only fresh ingredients and offer vegan and gluten free menus. We offer a full selection of choices and all items are available for Take Out.” Prince Frederick, 443 975-7477; Solomons, 443 394-6858

11. FIESTA BAR & GRILL

135 Central Square Drive, Prince Frederick “Delicious food that won’t hurt your wallet. Full menu of authentic Latin food. We are committed to bringing you an experience like no other! Our fun filled family atmosphere promises to wow you with our authentic Latin American cuisine! 410 535-1073

12. THE HILTON GARDEN GRILL & BAR RESTAURANT

13100 Dowell Road, Dowell “We are a special onsite restaurant within a deluxe hotel, a rare feature here in Southern Maryland. We offer a warm, inviting atmosphere, superb food, and outstanding service. Our bar is quaint and cozy, our lounge offers a fireplace for socializing, and our dining is always casual.” 410 326-0303

13. ISAAC’S RESTAURANT & PUB

155 Holiday Drive, Solomons “Isaac’s is located within the Solomons Holiday Inn and has been a popular dining choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for many years. We offer weekday specials priced affordably in a casual natural setting along the Back Creek waterfront. Our service is first class as are our amenities. Our bar is fully stocked with your favorite drinks and beverages.” 410 326-6311

14. JT’s KITCHEN

35 Dalrymple Road, Sunderland “Located near the Intersection of Routes 2 & 4 in Sunderland, JT’s Kitchen offers made-to order home-style comfort foods with easy access to Dunkirk, Owings and Prince Frederick. Eat-in or carry out at low prices.” 240 286-7961

10136 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk

17. MAMMA LUCIA RESTAURANT

862 Costley Way, Prince Frederick “Mamma Lucia’s has two locations currently in Calvert County with a new one planned for Chesapeake Beach at a Bayside Road location. We offer authentic Italian food prepared with high quality products based on classic Italian recipes. They promise ‘dining with them will be a pleasant experience.’ We provide carryout – call ahead for pickup.” Dunkirk, 301 812-1240 Prince Frederick, 443 486-4701

18. PHILLY FLASH

2989 Plaza Drive, Dunkirk “Philly Flash is located in the Dunkirk Plaza Shopping Center and has developed a great local reputation got tasty cheesesteaks and pizza and wings. Open Mondays –Saturdays 11 AM until 9 PM. Sundays 11 AM until 8 PM.” 443 550-3484

19. THE PIER RESTAURANT

14575 Solomons Island Road “This historic landmark atop the Patuxent River recently opened under new ownership. It opens every day at 11 AM and provides fresh recipes, libations, and the best panoramic views of the river. Restaurant Week offers a great opportunity to drop in and check out this ‘new’ eatery in Solomons.” 410 449-8406

20. ROD ‘N’ REEL RESTAURANT

4165 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach “The Rod ‘N’ Reel is one of the oldest restaurants in all of Southern Maryland. It has a longtime reputation for serving good food at popular prices. Look for daily specials. Lunch is served from 11 AM until 4 PM. Dinner is offered from 4 PM [Thursdays until 10 PM]. And remember there is a lot of family fun here before or after your meals!” 410 257-2735

21. THE RUDDY DUCK BREWERY & GRILL

13200 Dowell Road, Dowell “The Ruddy Duck provides a fun and exciting atmosphere and meals made from scratch, gracious staff and hospitable ser-

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vices and their own popular craft beers made on site. We only use fresh ingredients obtained from local farmers and watermen when possible. We strive to be a neighborhood restaurant where all of our guests will feel welcome and comfortable. It is among of the most beautiful eating establishments in Southern Maryland.” 410 394-3825

22. SAKURA JAPANESE STEAK, SEAFOOD & SUSHI BAR

106 N Solomons Rd, Prince Frederick “Founded in 1988 with their first restaurant in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Sakura’s popularity has permitted their expansion to more than 20 restaurants across the country. Japanese food is traditionally fresh, healthy, and low in fat. It should satisfy all the senses. It is always prepared with great care and beautifully presented. Their ‘hibachi’ style of cooking before your very eyes makes this great dining experience even more enjoyable!” 410 414-9005

23. SALSARITA’S FRESH MEXICAN GRILL

906 Costley Way, Prince Frederick “Building on a dynamic and authentically inspired fast casual Mexican brand food prepared fresh each day to include wildly additive chips, to queso, tacos, salads, bowls, quesadillas, nachos, salsas, and fresh made guacamole. Casual. Creative. Quick. Comfortable. If you are craving Mexican, Salsarita’s has it covered!” 410 535-5580

24. STONEY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE

896 Costley Way, Prince Frederick “We have a new location, but our menu and service continues in the tradition and reputation ‘Stoney’s’ has earned over the years. Great seafood! Great menu! Great staff! Great dining! Stoney’s as always!” 410 535-1888

25. THE TAVERN

4975 Saint Leonard Road, Saint Leonard “Located in the heart of St. Leonard, we have some of the most delicious food and drinks in Calvert County. Bring your friends and enjoy a few rounds of ‘Corn Hole’ or shoot pool on our tables. We have live entertainment throughout the week. Open daily from 11 AM -2 AM. Best prices in town! Grab a bite!” 410 586-2225

26. TRADERS SEAFOOD STEAK & ALE

8132 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach “Family owned and operated since 1956. We have been a local favorite for years. We always have a smiling face at the door and provide friendly, casual dining along the Chesapeake Bay. We offer a large menu specializing in freshly caught local seafood and a wide variety of steaks and homemade

entrees. We feature a children’s menu and ‘daily’ lunch and dinner specials.” 301 855-0766

27. THE WESTLAWN

9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach “First opened in North Beach in 2004, The Westlawn Inn is located in an original historical structure in the town and has served as a Boarding House or a Bed and Breakfast for more than 75 years! Our goal has always been to provide a scrumptious cuisine with superior service in an elegant but friendly atmosphere. We offer a traditional American menu with a retro flair.” Open Tues-Thurs 5-9 PM, Fri-Sat 5-10 PM and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 410 257-0001

28. YO MAMMA’S CHICKEN WINGS & BARBEQUE

135 W Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick

29. YO MAMMA’S CHICKEN WINGS & BARBEQUE

258 Town Square Drive, Lusby “These locally owned restaurant/pubs are quickly gaining attention with their interesting activities such as “Open Mic” Nights and games that make visits enjoyable and fun filled! They offer specially prepared wings, nachos, and fried pickles considered to be some of the tastiest in all of southern Maryland. Their ‘Hog Wings’ are exclusive and their cheesy foot long dogs and cheese steaks are popular. They offer several cold draught beers on tap. They specialize in carryout – call ahead. Their new Lusby location in the middle of the Lusby Town Square is growing in popularity and is becoming a great gathering spot for groups to get together in a casual friendly atmosphere with friendly staff to meet your needs. Stop by to see what’s new!” Prince Frederick, 410 535-2428; Lusby, 410 449-8143 This is the largest Restaurant Week of its kind in Southern Maryland. Join your friends or bring your family to enjoy Calvert County’s great bounty from the sea or the shore. This event has something for everyone no matter what your taste or culinary pleasure. And it is a perfect way to show your support for your many fantastic eateries that make this the “Land of Pleasant Living!” Maybe I will see you on the tour. Enjoy! Bon a petit!


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which prohibits Somerville from contacting the victim. Somerville was arrested on scene, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center at which time he was held with no bond. The facts of the investigation were presented to the Grand Jury for St. Mary’s County at which time an indictment was issued for Somerville, charging him with first and second degree assault, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of a regulated firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, and possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime. He was arrested and held without bond on February 8, 2017.

On February 9, 2017, at approximately 11:23 AM, patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Radio Station Way for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree. The operator of the vehicle suffered severe injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and continued the investigation.

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Northern Patriots hoist the Chesapeake Cup in celebration Northern Patriots hoist the Chesapeake Cup in celebration

the ice to their excitement of a 6-2 win. Both teams received their respective medals and then the Northern Patriots were given the privilege of hoisting the Chesapeake Cup. Captain Brian Middledorf had the honor of receiving the trophy and brought it back just to find himself surrounded in celebration with his teammates and coaches. Coach Larsen called Captain Middledorf the “star of the game”, and for very good reason.The large senior forward Brian Middledorf managed to put up four goals for his team. However, it was the defense and depth of the team that Coach Larsen emphasized as the biggest reason for their success. “I think the key for us was the strength of our defensive play.” Larsen said. “Leonardtown has some talented players that can be dangerous. Our guys did a really good job of limiting Leonardtown’s offensive opportunities. We held them to only 16 shots. That enabled us to spend more time attacking their offensive zone with 33 shots on net This year we [had] a deeper bench with more options than they did. They focused

Thursday, February 16, 2017 their top players against Brian Middledorf’s line of Eric Bennett and Michael Cross. Our second line of Justin Lantz, Thomas Bruening and Wesley Crofoot is as equally strong as our first line. When it came down to it, both our teams matched up well on our top lines. The differences came down to the 2nd and 3rd line match ups.” Winning “The Cup” is truly an iconic moment in any sport. It is what all spectators want to see their team do and that feeling is only heightened when you are the coach. “They worked hard all season and to witness them enjoying and realizing their accomplishment is definitely a highlight I won’t forget. I am so proud to be part of their team this season.” Northern now will advance to play in the MSHL State tournament. They have been placed at the high seed of 3rd following their outstanding conference record. The Patriots will begin their journey to the championship on Friday, February 17th, against the 14th seeded Walt Whitman team at the Capital Clubhouse at 6 p.m.

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Last Friday, February 10th, Northern High School’s ice hockey team skated their way to winning the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League’s Southern Conference against Leonardtown and took home the grand prize, the Chesapeake Cup. Leonardtown was hoping to repeat their outcome from last year’s Chesapeake Cup tournament but ultimately were unable to defend their title and fell, 6-2. Prior to the game, Northern came into the bracket as the number one seed in the Southern Conference and only had to go through one team, Thomas Stone, to get to the final. Leonardtown did not have such an easy time getting there. The low seed went through St. Mary’s Ryken II by a score of 6-1, and upset the second seeded Huntingtown 5-4 to make it to the final. “We knew that Leonardtown had some momentum going into the game.” North-

Leonardtown’s Bryce Leger on a shot

ern’s Head Coach Erik Larsen said. “They beat Huntingtown by getting an early jump on them and forcing them to try and play catch up. We expected that would be their strategy against us as well.” Out of all of the teams in the Southern Conference, Northern definitely earned their right to be in the final the most of all. After losing their home ice rink, Tucker Road, to a fire earlier this season which forced them to give up precious practice time, the Patriots still managed to win all of their conference games. Before the game, Coach Larsen was sure to remind his team about the struggles they went through to get to where they were that night. “We spoke about all the hard work we did to get to the championship game.” Larsen said. “We won every conference game of the season and earned the right to win the cup. But Leonardtown isn’t going to give it to us without a fight. We spoke about gaining control of the game early and and forcing Leonardtown to chase us. The players really delivered.” Deliver the Patriots did by going up 3-0 in just the first period, taking complete control of the game from the start. The second period ran a similar story line to the first with Northern outscoring Leonardtown 2-1 bringing the score at the end of the second period to 5-1. The real boost going into the third period came from #81, Captain Brian Middledorf, when he managed to pull off a buzzer beater goal at an extremely tight angle just as the second period’s time expired. Many players and coaches laughed and told Brian Middledorf after that they had never seen a buzzer beater before in a hockey game. Eventually, both Northern and Leonardtown would tack on one more goal in the third and Northern would get to rush

Northern Head Coach Erik Larsen rallies his team in the first period

Three members of the College of Southern Maryland’s women’s soccer team have been awarded scholarships and signed their intent to play for the Glenville State College Pioneers in the fall 2017 season. Glenville State College is a public college located in Glenville, West Virginia. Danielle Bowling of Faulkner, Kelly Bruce of Brandywine and Julia Lesko of La Plata will be playing in the inaugural season for Glenville’s women’s soccer team. Bowling is in her second year at CSM, where she is majoring in business administration. She graduated from La Plata High School. “Danielle’s outstanding footwork was obvious from day one, she has an instinctive first touch that makes it look like she is playing in more space than every other player on the field,” said Barry McGrellis, women’s soccer head coach. “A less obvious characteristic that emerged as the season progressed is her toughness. The team went on a run late in the season that was almost entirely built on Danielle deciding that opponents would not get through her midfield without a fight. She grew into an excellent all-round midfielder and I can’t wait to see her play at the next level.” Bowling played for two years at CSM. During her two-year career at CSM, she started in 25 out of 26 games, had one goal and six assists. Bruce is in her third year at CSM, where she is majoring in elementary education. She

graduated from Grace Christian Academy in Waldorf. “Kelly was an absolute rock for CSM last year,” McGrellis said. “She has fantastic size for her position and is as pure an athlete as we had on the roster. While she is very fast, she rarely has to use her speed because her positioning is incredible, she reads the game with amazing awareness and approaches the art of defending with a mature head, never lunging into a challenge. When she inevitably does take the ball from the opposition her ability to distribute quickly and start attacks shines through, she has a very good range of passing and can see every pass on the field. She will be a valuable player to her new program.” At CSM, Bruce played one year, starting in 14 games and having one assist. Lesko is in her second year at CSM, where she is majoring in secondary education. She is a graduate of Maurice J. McDonough High School. “Julia is a player we were ecstatic to have the privilege of seeing at a twoyear school,” McGrellis said. “She moves with the ball like she was born to do it and strikes it like a pro. Her unlimited ability is coupled with incredible athleticism making her a formidable player regardless of where she is playing on the field. Her soccer brain allowed me to move her around within our system with the confidence that she would fit in seamlessly. With that said, she is a forward who will frighten defenders in the NCAA; pace, IQ, power, and technique. She is such an exciting prospect.” Lesko played for CSM for two years. During those two seasons, Lesko started in 26 out of 26 games. She made 15 goals and seven assists. This past season, five of her goals were game-winners. CSM is one of the only multicampus community colleges in Maryland where you can take classes online or on any campus and play in your choice of 12 NJCAA athletic programs. For more on athletics at CSM, visit www. csmd.edu/athletics.

Three members of CSM women’s soccer team, from left, Julia Lesko of La Plata, Danielle Bowling of Faulkner and Kelly Bruce of Brandywine celebrate their signing to the inaugural women’s soccer program at Glenville

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Academy of Finance Students Shadow at Credit Union

Students from the Chopticon High School Academy of Finance on Feb. 2 stepped out of their daily classroom routine to spend a day in the real world. As they have for a number of years, 18 students spent the day visiting the Headquarters Office of Cedar Point Federal Credit Union in Lexington Park. The students completed a tour of the credit union and then met with representatives from various departments. They learned about the many different aspects of keeping a financial institution running smoothly from what training a teller receives to the importance of continuously updating the marketing strategies and technology used by a financial institution up to date.

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Cindy Baden, who is The Academy of Finance teacher, accompanied the students during the tour and learning experience. She said, “This is a great way for our students to be introduced to what it takes to make a financial institution run smoothly behind the scenes. The interactive area of the presentations allowed them to increase their knowledge of the skills needed for specific jobs and educated them on what types of jobs are available to someone who is interested in accounting and finance. Many of them have accounts at a financial institution but had no idea the many job opportunities available.” Cedar Point staff and management, along with the teachers and students, praised the event as a way to underscore

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the importance of a good education as a basis for future success. Cedar Point believes strongly that the Job Shadow experience shows students the many opportunities available within the local community, and allows them to see firsthand how the lessons taught in the classroom apply to the working world. “The knowledge of this class when it comes to economic and fi-

nancial matters is always enlightening. The many questions asked throughout their visit showed a clear ability to apply the learned classroom information to the presentations throughout the day,” said Charles Roach, president/CEO of Cedar Point.

The 39th Annual St. Mary’s County Middle School Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at Leonardtown High School. Students from the public middle schools, parochial schools, and private schools will compete for the opportunity to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee later this year.

The St. Mary’s County Middle School Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Enterprise newspaper, the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), Chaney Enterprises, and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), is open to the public.

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Both events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit www.smcm.edu The President’s Inaugural Lecture Series

Walter Mosley Novelist and Social Commentator

“The Only True Race is the Human Race”

Benjamin Bradlee Distinguished Lecture in Journalism

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Resilience and Resistance: Coping in Hard Times

March 7, 8:00 p.m. Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s Hall Mosley is the author of the major bestselling mystery series featuring detective Easy Rawlins. His nonfiction examines contributions to economic inequality, politics, and justice in America.

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March 8, 7:00 p.m. Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center Political commentator for NPR’s “Morning Edition” and ABC News. Roberts is included in the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and considered by the American Women in Radio and Television to be one of the fifty greatest women in broadcasting history.

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New President at Helm of Patuxent River Naval Air Museum By Dave Spigler Feature Story Writer

Our Navy first came to our area during the early days of World War II when the powers that be in Washington saw the need to build a base to consolidate the development and testing of naval aircraft and airborne weapon systems. (Under full disclosure, there is a historical report of the first naval skirmish in Maryland actually took place just off Cedar Point when the British Navy confronted the Chesapeake Flotilla in June 1814). The increased threats and needs created by our enemies in Europe and the Pacific theaters caused an unprecedented rush to build better, more advanced equipment to meet this challenge. Carrier-based aircraft gave our nation the ability to take the fight to the Germans and the Japanese anywhere in the world. Enemy submarines off our coasts gave rise to our need to improve our maritime surveillance with more sophisticated devices installed in our patro aircraft. Bigger aircraft able to carry additional fuel to remain “on top” of our submerged adversaries for greater periods of time became a “must.” Faster attack aircraft with the ability to deliver their ordnance more accurately became a priority. Our sea-based fighter aircraft needed to be improved to protect our fleet when engaging the enemy in the air. These were huge needs to ensure our superiority and the base at Patuxent River was established to assure our victory in WWII would be attained more efficiently and quickly. A commission appointed to find a suitable location for consolidating this work considered a 6400-square acre tract of mostly level land at the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay as it primary choice. Originally called Jarboesville after its first postmaster, it was a collection of small rural farms and sleepy residential villages, but it offered a perfect spot to quickly construct an airstrip and facilities to meet our growing war efforts. The cost for this parcel was $712,287 and the residents were given until March 1, 1942 to relocate. To accommodate the sudden rush of folks, both military and civilian, to accomplish this feat, the town of Lexington Park formed just outside of the base and rapidly became the population center for St. Mary’s County. The town was named to honor the USS Lexington (CV-2) which sunk in May of 1942. New stores, schools, churches and businesses followed, much of it controlled by the Millison family. Construction of the new Naval Air Station began in in April of 1942. A 350-home community was completed in 1943 to house workers at the base and was called the “Flattops.” These simple homes were inhabited continually until being demolished just a few years ago. Now almost 75 years later, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, often referred to as “Pax,” [Latin for “Peace”], has become

the centerpiece of the finest aviation research, development, testing, and evaluation [RDT&E] organization in the country with a “world class” reputation of accomplishment and achievement. Many inventions and systems have become possible due to the great scientific and engineering capabilities of this institution. A perfect example is the original concept to develop the Global Positioning System [GPS] for naval aircraft that was later adopted for use in our automobiles can be traced to a group of experts at Pax who made it a reality! Pax has become the economic engine that drives St. Mary’s and southern Calvert counties. The Patuxent River Naval Aircraft Museum [PRNAM] has a decades-long history of providing the public an opportunity to “peek” at the work being done behind the base gates by more than 22,000 military, federal, and defense contractors of nearly 200 high tech aerospace firms. For years, it has existed as the primary means for collecting, preparing and displaying the airplanes and equipment used to produce the finest weapons systems, tactics, and methods possible. It is a unique, one-of-akind facility! In addition to its magnificent display of aircraft used as “testbeds” for the development of sophisticated warfare systems, it also focuses on the concepts and ideas that were thought out and built and then introduced to the Fleet following completion of testing. The museum also displays concepts that never made it to operational status for whatever reason; a good example is the Martin PBM–6 aircraft, a jet-powered version of the propeller driven PBM airplane. While the new jet version was a great idea, the major problem with water intrusion into its jet intakes causing the engines to fail could not be overcome and led to the test aircraft crashing with a loss of life. This major program was soon terminated. Additionally, the museum provides displays of artifacts, simulators, films and books spanning the history of Naval Aviation. New equipment, weapons, and aircraft are arriving regularly to be shown in the newly finished multi- million-dollar main building that opened in 2016. The folks running the museum regularly rotate the exhibits to keep the presentations fresh so visitors will come again and again to see the latest items loaned to this facility. Recent additions include a Tomahawk missile and a T-38 aircraft used by the US Naval Test Pilot School here at Pax as part of its flight training syllabus for its students. The biggest highlight the museum provides is its outdoor display of 22 Navy airplanes that were used as “flying test beds” over the past seventy years. These historical aircraft are displayed in their original form and are available to the visitors to walk up and touch, peer inside, and have pictures

taken with. They are lined up in a memory lane fashion for the public and old veteran service members to appreciate. Many former or retired Navy and Marine aviation personnel, often referred to as “Airedales” or “Brown Shoes”, come from all over the country to recall old war stories or reminisce about the “good days!” Often, the sight of these planes will bring a tear or two even to the toughest old “sea dog” when they bring back memories of their time flying or fixing these planes of yesteryear. This collection includes the prototype for the newest fighter in the military inventory, the F-35! These aircraft are a real treat and should not be missed by any visitor coming to St. Mary’s County. With the recent opening of the new, larger facility, the Museum Board of Directors selected Captain George Hill (USN ret) as its new president to direct the future growth and development of this national treasure. Captain Hill brings a wealth of naval aviation experience and a deep understanding of the development and operational process to this role. He had 35-year career, first serving as an enlisted Aviation Electronics Technician at VX-4 in Point Mugu, California where he was selected for the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program and attended the University of Kansas. He graduated with Honors in 1975 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering. Upon receiving his Officer Commission, he soon qualified for Flight School, earning his Wings of Gold and became a qualified multi-engine pilot flying the P-3 Orion Maritime Surveillance patrol plane. The Captain completed his operational tour with VP-22 in Barbers Point, Hawaii, and received selection to the Navy’s Test Pilot School [TPS], graduating with Class 79 in 1981. He was then assigned as a Project Officer at the ASW Directorate here at Pax. He went back to TPS in 1982 as an Instructor Pilot. He then returned to the Fleet and later became Skipper of VP-40 Patrol Squadron on the West Coast. Following this tour, he transferred once more to Pax as the Chief Test Pilot, then Director of the Force Warfare Aircraft Test Squadron here. His final tour of duty was his assignment as the Program Manager [PMA -290] at the Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Program Office at the Commander Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters now relocated from Arlington, Virginia to Pax. During his 35 years of association with Naval Aviation, Captain Hill amassed over 4500 flight hours in 47 different types of aircraft.

The County Times recently interviewed President Hill to learn of his plans and what he envisioned this Aircraft Museum would be like in the 2020’s. We also asked him about the new status and direction planned for this organization and his thoughts about promoting the Museum as an even larger tourist attraction and destination point here in Southern Maryland. Here is what the new President had to say: County Times (CT) What do you envision the Aircraft Museum will be like in the 2020’s? Other than some new exhibits, do you see it developing into an even bigger tourist attraction/ treasure for Southern Maryland?  Capt. George Hill (Hill): The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum has a mission to preserve, educate, and inspire. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to RDT&E of Naval Aviation. The Museum, its staff, and volunteers seek to preserve the history of Naval Aviation, educate the public regarding the crucial role Patuxent River played in the development of Naval Aviation, and inspire young people to careers in this field. Over the coming years, I believe it will develop into much more than a local museum. Of course, there will be new exhibits but it also means more involvement with tourism within all of Southern Maryland. I think we should be part of the larger concept that Southern Maryland is a destination and we should attract visitors to come here again and again and for longer periods in order to see all the great attractions located here.  CT: Why should the public be interested in naval aviation systems history and development? Hill: I’m often asked “What makes Naval Aviation different?” The short answers are the environment and the weapon systems. Developing weapon systems that can be deployed around the world aboard ships and


Thursday, February 16, 2017 operate reliably in all weather conditions is unique to Naval Aviation. Exposing the aircraft, weapons, and even the people to the harsh effects of the salt-water environment presents significant challenges. Only talented people with specialized training, operational experience, and specialized facilities can overcome these challenges. We have exhibits and artifacts at the museum that represent Naval Aviation technology from its earliest beginnings (a replica of the A-1 Triad (for instance) and to the prototype of its newest airplane, the X-35C. Many of these artifacts are singular items that you can’t see anywhere else in the world. They demonstrate interesting technology and advancements but they also tell the great story of the men and women who made such progress possible. CT: What better ideas can we come up with to attract groups [school students, tour groups, student engineers of aerospace/ aeronautical, electrical, mechanical, etc. to this facility?

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The County Times Hill: We have completely revamped our website, upgraded it and made it more inviting. We have done similar things on other social media sites. These things alone are not enough. We need to continue our outreach efforts with the schools, tour businesses as well as the general public. We also need to listen to these folks because at our core we must strive to be a place of which all of Southern Maryland is proud and wants to visit often. In order to do that, we need interesting programs, events, and exhibits that attract all segments of the population here. CT: Can you talk to the support volunteers play in the success of the museum? How many are needed on a regular basis to make it function properly? Hill: Volunteers are fundamental to our museum. We have a very small paid staff and the very success of the museum depends on the participation of our volunteers. Every day we have docents as well as exhibit team members, along with staff members, in the museum to ensure that it not only functions

but also provides an enjoyable experience for visitors. It is not an exaggeration to say that we could not operate without our volunteers. We have a wonderful collection of volunteers and it is a joy to work with them in striving to accomplish our goals. CT: What are the most popular exhibits. What recent attractions have been incorporated? Hill: Popularity of exhibits is really a function of the age of the visitor. Kids love to see “hands on” exhibits. Many engineers come to get up close with the technology. Almost everyone loves the simulators and the flight line. Our simulators are currently going through a major upgrade to improve the software but also the visual systems. One great thing about this museum is how close you can get to the exhibits. Every museum can be described as a work in progress because there are always new exhibits under development and new artifacts with supporting stories and documentation being put on display. Changes in the exhibits are what keeps a museum fresh and attracts repeat visitors. We recently added a T-38 Talon to our in exhibits in the new

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museum building. It is on loan to us from the Test Pilot School and they did a magnificent job in preparing it for display. CT: Anything else you would like to include in this story that you would like the  public to know about this fine institution? Hill: This museum is a fine example of cooperation between many groups to allow us to give the general public a glimpse of what goes on inside the Naval Air Station. The museum buildings are on county land and are leased, most of the airplanes are on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, and an Association administers our museum. It is a privately funded Association and we try to keep the admission fees as low as possible so that as many people can enjoy it as possible. We are always looking for new members and new volunteers  CT: If you care to answer, what made you come back to assume this new challenge in your life, especially after your long, illustrious 35-year career as a Naval Officer and Pilot? Hill: My wife, Paula, and I moved back to Maryland to be closer to our children and grandchildren. I loved nearly every day of my 35-year career in the Navy, about half of which was spent at Patuxent River. When we returned to the area, my wife suggested that I get involved in the museum because she knew that I enjoyed being around the airplanes and talking to people about them. As they say, one thing led to another, and now I am the President of the Museum Association and proud to have the opportunity to serve in this position. 


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The 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.

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In Remembrance John “Jack” O’Brien

John “Jack” O’Brien, 52 of Hollywood, MD, died February 13, 2017 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. He was born October 7, 1964 in Abington, PA to the late Roger J. O’Brien and Catherine McDevitt O’Brien. Jack was raised in Warminster, PA until he moved to St. Mary’s County in 2007. He had an artistic flair and enjoyed coloring and photography, particularly taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and flowers. His hobbies included bowling, dancing, bocce ball, and listening to country music. He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. He enjoyed participating in bocce ball and bowling events with Special Olympics of SOMD from 20082012. He was always kind and caring and was deeply loved by all who knew him. Jack is survived by his sister, Kathleen M. Rongione (Emil) of Hollywood, MD; his brother, Michael J. O’Brien (Karen) of Feasterville, PA; his nieces Nicole Rongione of Hollywood, MD, Jamie O’Brien DiRenzo of Oreland, PA, Christine O’Brien Gordon of Warminster, PA; and his nephews, Joseph Rongione of Hollywood, MD and Matthew O’Brien of Feasterville, PA. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Joseph O’Brien. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Raymond Schmidt on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church 43950 St. John’s Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Interment will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary’s Adult Medical Day Care, 24400 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Attn: Dorothy Flynn (Bus Fund). Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

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Mary Isabelle Chaney, 94, of Hollywood, MD passed away on February 5, 2017 at her home with her loving daughter at her side. She was born April 2, 1922 in Charlestown, WV to the late Joseph Baker and Ida Elizabeth Locke McCauley. On October 12, 1941, she married her beloved husband, James G. Chaney. She celebrated over 57 wonderful years of marriage before his death in August 1988. She

was employed for 19 years at the Naval Research Lab as a dedicated secretary in Washington, D.C. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown, MD, St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD, and Catholic Daughters She is survived by her daughter, Pamela M. Chaney of Hollywood, MD. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sister, Effie Virginia Grams. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Raymond Schmidt on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Raymond Schmidt at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 43297 St. John’s Road, Hollywood. Interment will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in St. John Francis Regis Catholic Cemetery, 43297 St. John’s Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to St. Mary’s County Animal Welfare League, Post Office Box 1232, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or Hospice House of St. Mary’s, Post Office Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Clara Mae Thomas Clara Mae Thomas, 90, of Hollywood, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 13, 2017 in Solomon’s, MD. Born on April 9, 1926 in Hollywood, MD she was the daughter of the late Mary Beatrice Wallace Mattingly and Albert Lee Mattingly. Clara was the loving wife of the late Robert Lee Thomas whom she married on March 5, 1948 in Patuxent River, Maryland, and who preceded her in death on August 27, 1993. Clara is survived by her son Robert Leo Mattingly of Columbus, GA, granddaughter Patrice Smart (Cecil) of Panama City, FL, 3 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. As well as her siblings; Rose “Sis” E. Adams of California, MD, Charles “Pete” Mattingly (Shirley), William “Repete” Mattingly all of Hollywood, MD, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Joseph Michael Thomas, siblings: Joseph A. Mattingly, Thomas F. Mattingly, Rose Bernette Cusic, and Mary B. Cusic. The family would like to say a “Special Thank you to the staff at Solomon’s Nursing Center for caring for her for 14 years. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be: Bill Mattingly, Barry Mattingly, Kevin Adams, Mike Cusic, Kenny Buckler, and Gerald Adams.


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Red Cross Opens Shelters and Prepares for Massive Response to Possible Oroville Spillway Failure Local Red Cross Volunteers and Staff begin to deploy and more placed on stand by for possible deployment to California to support evacuation efforts. Since July 2016, the American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region has deployed 159 people to disaster affected areas like Louisiana and the Carolinas and now ask that responders be prepared to leave within 24 hours of orders to head to California. The American Red Cross has launched a massive disaster response in northern California, where at least 188,000 people have been ordered to evacuate over the past 24 hours due to the potentially catastrophic failure of a spillway which is part of the Oroville Dam system. “The Red Cross has shelters open now and more relief supplies and disaster workers are on the way to provide assistance for people in harm’s way,” said Brad Kieserman, Vice President, Disaster Operations and logistics for the Red Cross. “This is a potentially catastrophic situation – affect-

ing thousands of people and homes – and our first priority is making sure people have a safe place to stay. We will be in the community to offer comfort and support for as long as needed.” As many as 2,200 residents were in Red Cross and community shelters as of Monday morning, and the Red Cross is preparing to shelter and feed thousands more in the upcoming days. The evacuation orders came Sunday night in Butte and Yuba counties, Yuba City and Marysville, as damage was discovered to the Oroville spillway. The Oroville Dam is the tallest dam in the United States, and is a critical piece of the state’s water system. The dam currently remains intact, but the emergency spillway is compromised. The governor of California has declared a state of emergency and substantial search and rescue help is being deployed, including the California National Guard and Highway Patrol, along with swift water rescue teams.


CSM Students Ask for Support from Legislators Student representatives from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) met with their state legislators Feb. 8 in Annapolis as part of Student Advocacy Day, an annual event sponsored by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC). CSM’s students were joined by hundreds of their counterparts from Maryland’s 15 other community colleges in asking for support from members of the Maryland General Assembly to keep tuition affordable and to make it possible for more students to attend college by funding noncredit workforce development programs and instructional programs/health manpower shortage program grants. During the day’s opening session, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. spoke with all representatives attending Student Advocacy Day. “We’re going to find a way to hold down tuition for community colleges,” Miller said. Community colleges “are the first line of defense for our educational system.” The face-to-face setting provided the opportunity for students to personally advocate for full community college funding by sharing how an affordable college education will shape their own futures, according to MACC organizers. The CSM students were enthusiastic about the reception they received from the legislators representing Southern Maryland. “They’re all very down-to-earth,” said Genevra Williams of Accokeek, one of the CSM students, as the group prepared to leave Annapolis. “It’s an experience I’ll never forget.”

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“They’re cool people,” said Elle Williams of Port Tobacco, another CSM student. After the morning rally, CSM students were able to meet with members of the Southern Maryland delegation to share the circumstances that drew them to the community college. Meeting with the CSM students after the rally were Sen. Thomas M. Middleton and Sen. Stephen M. Waugh and State Delegates Gerald W. Clark, Matt Morgan, Edith J. Patterson and Deborah C. Rey. Miller also met with the CSM students later in the day as they toured Middleton’s office and the Senate Finance Committee Hearing Room. CSM students attending were Francis Bartels of Fort Washington, Cassie Bertele of Hollywood, Nicholas Combs of Chaptico, Christina Combs of Chaptico, Chloe Dickson of Upper Marlboro, Simon French of Port Republic, Kelley Ingram of Waldorf, Derek Jackson of Dunkirk, Will Parr of Huntingtown, Barbara Scotland of Hughesville, Renae Thomas of Port Republic, Elle Williams of Port Tobacco and Genevra Williams of Accokeek, and recent graduate, Kara Leonard of Lexington Park. Students captured the day’s activities and their impressions on CSM’s social media on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. To view their posts, visit https://www.facebook.com/CollegeofSouthernMaryland. Accompanying the students were CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, Vice Presidents Dr. Bill Comey and Dr. Tracy Harris, Student Life and Athletics Executive Director Michelle Ruble, Student Life Coordinators Ricardo Perez and Jennifer Van Cory, Student Services Executive Director Dr. Lydia Williams, Senior Photography Coordinator Val Nyce, Media Relations Coordinator Susan Craton and Community Relations Assistant Vice President Karen Smith Hupp. From Susan Craton, CSM Media Relations

Student representatives and CSM staff meet with Sen. Thomas M. Middleton and State Delegates Gerald W. Clark, Matt Morgan, Edith J. Patterson and Deborah C. Rey in the Southern Maryland Delegation Conference Room. The students met separately with Senators Mike Miller and Stephen Waugh.

Leonardtown High School Student Places Second In Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition

On Saturday, February 11th thirteen students from Montgomery, Calvert, Prince Georges, Howard, and St. Mary’s County came together to compete in the Poetry Out Loud competition at the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus. The three-judge panel awarded 1st Place to Natasha Mukuka of Wootton High School, Montgomery County. Katherine CognardBlack of Leonardtown High School came in 2nd and Sydney Grossman of Centennial High School in Howard County captured 3rd place. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By encouraging high school students to memorize and perform great poems, Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. This exciting program, which began in 2005, helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a regional and/or state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals. Each winner at the state level receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington,

DC, to compete for the national championship. The state winner’s school receives a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state receives $100, with $200 for his or her school. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends is awarded annually at the National Finals. All three winners of Saturday’s competition will compete in the state finals on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Nationals will be held April 24-26, 2017 at Lisner Auditorium in Washington DC. Visit www.poetryoutloud.org for more information about this program.

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Mornings with Mommy Coming in March Is it fun? Or, is it educational? It’s a little bit of both. It’s called Mornings with Mommy -- educational play dates with Mommy (or Dads or other caregivers) and infants through pre-kindergarten. Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is launching this innovative new activity beginning March 7 and running every first and third Tuesday of the month. Cost for each session is $5 per family. Sessions run from 10 to 11 a.mn. at the church at 9463 HG Trueman Road in Lusby. Mornings with Mommy isn’t pre-school and it isn’t childcare. It’s something different. Mornings with Mommy is a fun way for mothers (and fathers) to enjoy activities with their children and meet other parents. There will be age appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. And the best part is that the church members do all the planning. All you have to do is sign up and show up. Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children includ-

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ing arts and crafts, sensory table, flannel stories and story time, music, educational toys and a snack. Children love to play. They naturally pour all their attention into play activities. When adults can guide that energy with educational themes and group interaction amazing things happen. At Mornings with Mommies you will be there to share in your child’s discovery. Rachel Olson, wife of the church’s Pastor Josh Olson, is coordinator of Mornings with Mommies. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education and is a mother herself. Mornings with Mommies is open to everyone in the community. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Go to www.she[herdofthebay.com or call 410-231-2075.\ From Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church.

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February 18TH & 19TH 11AM-4PM

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Newtowne Players “Dial M for Murder” Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653 Thursday- Saturday: 8:00 PM-10:30 PM Sunday: 3:30 PM-6:00 PM Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately for Tony, the murderer gets killed and the victim survives. What happens next? Tickets are $10 for all seats. To purchase tickets online, visit www.newtowneplayers. org. For reservations, call 301-737-5447.

Thursday, February 16

Painting Class Northern Senior Activity Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Enjoy the fellowship of friends, food, and fun at our Southern Maryland Wine & Design painting program on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Celebrate the spirit of Black History Month and create a beautiful “Woman of Africa” acrylic painting with guidance from a professional instructor. The 16x20 canvases are pre-sketched and supplies are provided with refreshments provided courtesy of the center. No alcohol will be provided nor permitted. The cost is $25 and is made payable to Southern Maryland Wine & Design. The painting design will be on display at the Center. To sign up and pay for the class in advance, visit the front desk. For space availability, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3101. Southern Maryland Wine & Design Painting Events Northern Senior Activity Center 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Enjoy the fellowship of friends, food, and fun at our Southern Maryland Wine & Design painting events. Learn to paint a beautiful work of art from professional instructors. Each picture will be pre-sketched to guide you during the painting process and is perfect for artists of all skill levels. All supplies are provided and refreshments are offered courtesy of the center. Leave with a 16x20 canvas of your acrylic painting and s sense of accomplishment. On Jan. 19, the painting will have a winter theme. On Feb. 16, the painting will celebrate the spirit of Black History Month. No alcohol will be provided nor permitted. The cost is $25 and is made payable to Southern Maryland Wine & Design. Open to individuals 50 years of age and up. Small Business Development Center Open House 23115 Leonard Hall Drive, second floor, Leonardtown 10:00 AM-4:00 PM St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development, 23115 Leonard Hall Drive, second floor, Leonardtown. This #SmallBusinessLove Open House is open to members of the business community to come in, meet, greet and learn. Light refreshments will be served. Wynne Briscoe, the newest SBDC business consultant for St. Mary’s, will be introduced. Free. To register for the event, visit www.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 301-475-4200, Ext. *1687 or visit www.Facebook.com/SoMDSBDC.

Widow/Widower Group Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Rd. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Come for support and understanding of your new life situation—or—come to provide support for others, sharing your experience in dealing with the loss of your spouse. No matter how long it has been since your loss— 1 month, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years—you are welcome!! Questions? Feel free to E-mail: lpumcwwgroup@aol.com

Friday, February 17

Celebrate Recovery Our Father’s House—45020 Patuxent Beach Rd, California, MD 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Please join us for Celebrate Recovery, a free Christian-based 12-step program for adults 18 & up struggling with any hurt, hangup, or habit, meets Fridays at Our Father’s House Assembly of God Church in California, Maryland. A large group lesson 7:308:30pm and gender-specific small groups 8:30-9:30pm are followed by refreshments. For more information e-mail OFHCR4U@ gmail.com. We’d love to meet you!

Saturday, February 18

Knights of Columbus in Ridge Host Bingo Knight of Columbus hall in Ridge 5:30 PM The Knights of Columbus Council 2065 of Ridge will be hosting their monthly bingo this Saturday at their own council hall. Jackpot is $3400! Concessions will be sold. Frozen Heart 17K, 34K, 50K Supporting SoMD Homeless 21250 Camp Cosoma Rd, Callaway, Md 20620   7:30 AM-3:30 PM The 4th annual Frozen Heart 50K Trail race will be hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Running Club (CBRC) on February 18th at St. Mary’s River State Park in Callaway, MD. Last year the event raised $3,500 to support WARM (Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many) and St Mary’s Caring soup kitchen. Proceeds from this year’s event will be supporting these organizations again as well as Three Oaks Center’s Southern MD Veterans Initiative. Specifics on the event and CBRC can be found at www.FrozenHeart50K.com Free Tax Preparation And Electronic Filing Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 9:00 AM-1:00 PM The AARP Tax-Aide program is providing free walk-in tax preparation and electronic filing for low-to middle-income taxpayers, with special attention paid to those ages 60 and older, Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP. Taxpayers must bring their SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS and picture IDs, as well as a copy of their 2015 tax returns and all income and tax related information including names, SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, and birth dates for everyone who will be listed on the return. Taxpayers must also bring health care benefits and insurance information, including Form 1095-A if health insurance was obtained through the Marketplace or Exchange. We are not able to prepare tax returns involving businesses, farms, rental properties, or partnerships. Additional information is available at: smctaxaide.org.

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Info Session for DBA degree program to be held in SoMD College of Southern Maryland, Room C206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 10:00 AM-12 Noon Attend a live DBA Information Session and find out how a terminal degree in business will enhance your skills in research, entrepreneurship, strategic management and critical thinking. Monthly Weekend Teen Program @ Greenwell Foundation Greenwell Foundation, 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane Hollywood, Maryland 20636 1:00 PM-1:00 AM Greenwell’s new monthly, teen program gives high school teens the chance to: learn new skills that foster nature connection, gain a sense of empowerment and independence, and feel a sense of belonging by bonding during activities & fireside meals.Introductory Price: $99 per weekend. Every week we will do team building activities, awareness games and challenges, cooking around a fire together, evening stories and chats, and outdoor sleeping. The monthly themes will give you an idea about what else we will do on each particular weekend. greenwellfoundation.org/overnight-teen-program/ Swing and Ballroom Dance Little Flower School, Route 5, Great Mills 7:00 PM-11:00 PM Take your sweetheart out for a night of dancing! Come dressed in your best because a photographer from 66 Photos will be there to take portraits. As always, we’ll teach a beginner-level ballroom lesson from 7-8 p.m. followed by dancing to music of all kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience required! Singles always welcome! Bring a snack to share; water and soda will be provided. Cost: $10 per person. The dance is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church. For more information, e-mail somdballroom@gmail. com or call 315-250-5110.

Sunday, February 19

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (Phase 2) Class & MD HQL Train 21374 Sanners Lane, Lexington Park, MD 20653   8:00 AM-5:00 PM Prerequisite for this class is NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, Phase I computer-based training available via basicpistol.nra.org/ .Cost for the Phase I class is $60 payable directly to the NRA. Once that the Phase I computer-based-training has been completed, register for this Phase II & HQL class via goo.gl/daGryf. Phase II & HQL Class will run from 8 AM until ~5:00 PM. Course includes training materials, safety equipment (eye and ear protection), targets, ammunition, range-time and firearms rental, and support of certified firearms instructor(s). This event also includes a separate course-module that provides an overview of MD State Firearms Laws, thereby meeting the training requirements for the Handgun Qualification License (HQL). HQL Training Certificates will be issued to all qualified participants. Event will be held rain or shine. Space is limited so do not dawdle about signing-up.

Monday, February 20

Migration Crisis in Europe: Is America a Bystander? Cole Cinema, Campus Center, St. Mary’s College of Maryland 6:00 PM-8:00 PM This international forum will discuss the greatest migration upheaval taking place in Europe since the end of World War II. In 2016 alone, Europe received close to a million asylum applications. Panelists Dr. Martin Geiger from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada; Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis and Esra Dilek, both from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey; and Dr. Polly PallisterWilkins from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will discuss how Europeans are handling the migration crisis and what European officials have learned in the past three years, along with how this crisis might impact Americans and how to prevent similar crises in the future.

Tuesday, February 21

Documentary Screening and Discussion of “13th” for Black History Month College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room BI-113E, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM The public is invited for this in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality and injustice toward African Americans.”13th” is a documentary directed by Ava DuVernay. Free. Free Tax Preparation And Electronic Filing Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The AARP Tax-Aide program is providing free walk-in tax preparation and electronic filing for low-to middle-income taxpayers, with special attention paid to those ages 60 and older, at the Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD. Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP. Taxpayers must bring their SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS and picture IDs, as well as a copy of their 2015 tax returns and all income and tax related information including names, SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, and birth dates for everyone who will be listed on the return. Taxpayers must also bring health care benefits and insurance information, including Form 1095-A if health insurance was obtained through the Marketplace or Exchange. We are not able to prepare tax returns involving businesses, farms, rental properties, or partnerships. Additional information is available at: smctaxaide.org.

Wednesday, February 22

Jewelry Classes with Kathy Garvey Senior Activity Center, 41780 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown 2:30 PM-4:00 PM The Garvey Senior Activity Center is offering jewelry making classes in February. In each class, the instructor will offer a new technique in the art of jewelry making. On Wednesday, we will focus on making simple earrings with wire. No experience in making jewelry? Don’t worry, this class is perfect for beginners! The cost per class is $3. Please make sure you sign up in advance due to limited space! See the receptionist or call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.


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Friday, February 17 Scarlet Plus Entertainment The Brass Rail Sports Bar, Great Mills 8:00 PM- Midnight Karaoke & DJ all evening! Tons of Old & New Songs to sing! Karaoke Angler’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Solomons 9:00 PM- 1:00 AM anglers-seafood.com

Saturday February 18 Lissie Deere Morris Point, Abell 6:00 PM Lissie is a local performing artist. Her original improvisational style blends a variety of genres ranging from classical to jazz to blues, folk and rock. Is Hot Dance Night (DJ Only) The Brass Rail Sports Bar, Great Mills 8:00 PM- Midnight Plenty of Top 40 POP & Country + your choice of a song or two Line Dancing On Deck

Michael Fox Angler’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Solomons 8:00 PM- Midnight anglers-seafood.com

Tuesday, February 21 Ben Connelly Angler’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Solomons 6:00 – 9:00 PM anglers-seafood.com

Wednesday, February 22 Wild Card Trivia Angler’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Solomons 7:00 – 9:00 PM anglers-seafood.com

Thursday, February 23 Mike Damron Angler’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Solomons 7:00 – 11:00 PM anglers-seafood.com Dylan Gavin The Ruddy Duck, Solomons 7:00 PM www.ruddyduckbrewery.com

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St. Mary’s County Library Closed for President’s Day

All three branches of the St. Mary’s County Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President’s Day. All branches will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday, February 21.

Mujje: Come Together! (A Black History Month program)

Lexington Park Library will host Mujje: Come Together! A Black History Month program on Saturday, February 18 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join us to learn about African culture through dance, music, and Storytelling. Ssuuna will share music from his native Uganda with authentic African instruments, such as the thumb piano and the one-stringed fiddle. All ages, no registration required. Co-sponsored by the NAACP, the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), and the Minority Outreach Coalition (MOC). All ages are welcome, no registration.

Conflict Resolution for Teens

Lexington Park Library will hold Conflict Resolution for Teens on Tuesday, February 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Conflict Resolution for Teens: exploring different conflict styles, understanding and managing anger, listening and speaking skills, and how to create “win-win” situations. Recommended for youth in 6th through 12th grade. Refreshments provided. Please register on www.stmalib.org.

Crochet Clique

Leonardtown Library will hold Crochet Clique on Tuesday, February 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Crochet with others and learn from community crocheters. Bring your yarn and hook or borrow one of ours. This is the program for you if you’re new to crochet, looking to pick up some new tips, or hoping to socialize with other people interested in crochet. All skill levels welcome. Ages 18-100. Registration required on www.stmalib.org.

Preschool Science Explorers: Astronomy

Lexington Park Library will hold Preschool Science Explorers: Astronomy on Wednesday, March 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Let’s learn about outer space! We’ll explore orbiting planets and twinkling stars with fun books and hands-on activities. For ages 3-6, Please register on www.stmalib.org.

Straight Talk Sex Ed for Teens

Lexington Park Library will hold Straight Talk Sex Ed for Teens (ages 12 – 17) with sex educator Bianca Palmisano on Saturday, March 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Everyone has questions about sexual health, whether its birth control, lubricant, STI testing, LGBTQ relationships, or something else completely. This will be an informal workshop where you can ask ANY sexual health question you want and get an honest answer. Free safer sex kits, information about local clinics, and other resources will be available.

Secret Pizza Party!

Charlotte Hall Library will hold a Secret Pizza Party on Saturday, March 4 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri, the creative geniuses behind the children’s book “Secret Pizza Party”, by attending a real secret pizza party at the library. Expect games, crafts, and of course... some secret pizza. Activities planned with ages 2-6 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers. Please register on www.stmalib.org.

Grown-Up Sex Ed with Bianca Palmisano

Lexington Park Library will hold Grown-Up Sex Ed on Saturday, March 4 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adults have questions about sex too! Bring your curiosity and your questions, because nothing is off limits. Free safer sex kits, information about local clinics, and other resources will be available.


g n u o Y at Heart LIFE Booklets now available

Get ready for an interesting array of educational tours brought to you by the LIFE (Learning is ForEver) Committee. Trip offerings for the upcoming Spring semester include Pax River Test Pilot School tour, Allen’s Heirloom Farm tour, Suttler’s Post Farm & Clydesdales tour, Q Street Kitchen Cooking class, tour of the National Arboretum, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad tour, Washington by Water Monuments Tour and more! Booklets are now available for pick-up at each of the county’s senior activity centers or online by visiting the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services’ webpage. Registration begins Monday, Feb. 27, at 8 a.m.

Energy Assistance Applications Available

2017 energy assistance program applications will be accepted through the end of March. Persons who have not applied for the program since July 2016 are eligible to apply. Eligibility is determined by gross household income 30 days prior to the date of application (one person $1,733 per month, two persons $2,336). Persons age 60 years and over may contact the Department of Aging & Human Services at 301475-4200, ext. *1050. All others may contact the TriCounty Community Action Committee, Inc. at 301475-5574, ext. 200.

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March is National Nutrition Month and to celebrate the Garvey Senior Activity Center invites you to dine with us throughout the month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that Americans eat a well balance diet of protein, grains, dairy, fruit and vegetables. At Garvey, throughout the month, we invite you to “travel” around the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “My Plate” food guide. Each week during lunchtime you will be given fun tips and tricks for meeting the nutritional guidelines recommend for a healthy lifestyle, including easy recipes. Small gifts related to the weekly topic will be given when you eat lunch at the center a minimum of one day during each week of the month. Get your Nutrition Passport stamped each time you attend lunch. Rack up those stamps to be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the month! See the receptionist desk to pick up your Nutrition Month Passport & free gifts on Tuesday, Feb. 21. To make a reservation for lunch, call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

St. Mary’s Department of Aging Programs and Activities

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

New sessions for Living Well with Chronic Conditions will begin at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Thursdays for six consecutive weeks beginning March 2 and continuing through April 6. The class goes from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. This series is designed for those who suffer from a chronic condition or who care for/live with someone who does. If you are serious about learning new ways to manage your symptoms, make daily tasks easier, communicate effectively with your doctors, lessen frustration, fight fatigue and get more out of life, then this is for you! If you have any questions, or wish to sign up call 301475-4200, ext. *1658 (Must press the star key) or stop by the reception desk.

Health Presentation at Loffler

On Thursday, March 9, The Center for Vein Restoration will present Leg Works, a one-hour program that discusses Venous Insufficiency, the cause of varicose veins and spider veins, which effects 50 percent of women over 50 and 30 percent of men over 50. Besides offering information and demonstrations on this hot topic, there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the staff from The Center for Vein Restoration. Register for this presentation by calling 301475-4200, ext. *1658 (Must press the star key), or stop by the reception desk to sign up. Free.

Jewelry Classes with Kathy

The Garvey Senior Activity Center is offering jewelry making classes in February. In each class the instructor will offer a new technique in the art of jewelry making. No experience in making jewelry? Don’t worry this is class is perfect for beginners! The next class will be Wednesday Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m. and will focus on making simple earrings with wire. The cost per class is $3. Please make sure you sign up in advance due to limited space! See the receptionist or call 301-475-4200, ext. *1050.

Floor Cloth Class

Floor cloths were the earliest form of floor coverings and today are a medium for artistic expression. Experimental Art group leader, Barbara Ferrante, will lead a class using a pre-primed 22”x33” canvas to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of floor cloth art on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Using paint, stamps, and sponges you can create a design as simple or as complex as you desire. The class starts at 10 a.m. and will continue as long as you need to create your masterpiece. Once your design is complete, it will take 24 hours for the wax to completely cure. The cost of the class is $40 and includes all materials. To sign up and pay for the class in advance, please visit the front desk. For more information regarding this class, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103.

Book Chatter

Have you wanted to get back into reading or even explore new genres? The Book Chatter Book Club at the Northern Senior Activity Center is open for new members to join them for reading and discussion. They meet on the fourth Thursday of the month from 11 a.m.-noon. February’s book is Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham. If you are interested in learning more about Book Chatter’s upcoming reading list and ideas for activities, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103.

Line Dancing at Northern

Come move your feet with the most with-it girls you’ll meet. The ladies of line dancing at the Northern Senior Activity Center will surely get you moving and grooving. They meet on Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. and cover a variety of dances and genres including country and popular music. No advance sign up necessary -- just come on by! Men are welcome too. This is sure to be the year of dancing with upcoming sessions with a guest instructor that will teach new dances and other events to showcase your new moves. To learn more about this group and upcoming events, call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103.

Educational Video at Loffler

The video Accidental Inventions will be shown at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. This 84-minute video tells the stories behind ten extraordinary inventions that came about as the result of accidents, including Teflon, Velcro, stainless steel, and dynamite. Register for this video by calling 301-475-4200, ext. *1658 (Must press the star key), or stop by the reception desk to sign up. Seating is limited. Free.

Photo/Jar Luminary

Print out a favorite photo on regular copy paper (no bigger than 3”x3” for best results) and bring it to the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Make a unique luminary using a glass jar, some Mod Podge and a little bit of paint. You will bring in the photo, we will supply the rest of the materials. Call 301-475-4200, ext. *1658 (Must press the star key), or stop by the reception desk to get in on the fun. Pre-registration is required.

Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Tom Jarboe; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 1658 • Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050 Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 3101

Visit the Department of Aging’s website at www.stmarysmd.com/ aging for the most up-to date information.

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A Letter to the Editor VOTER FRAUD - TRUMP’S HIDDEN AGENDA Everyone is wondering why Trump is so insistent on investigating and hopefully proving that there was blatant and widespread Voter Fraud during the 2016 election, in spite that he was elected. It really does not take a GENIUS to figure out Trumps’ true reason and/or potential follow-up actions if any violations whatsoever are uncovered and proven. Trump is a very brilliant man with an EGO so inflated that he functions as an egotistical maniac who’ll stop at nothing to be on top at all times. (i.e. During the debates, when Clinton outclassed him, Trump retorted, She’s a NASTY woman) This was probably the first time in his entire life that a Real Woman met Trump on his level, and a victory for all women. Getting back to the issue at hand, every voter needs to pay very careful attention to the outcome, and

be prepared to take the appropriate rejection actions as deemed necessary. Briefly speaking, Trump intends to edit and revise the voter validation process in such a manner as to deny, limit, or void any and every one who did not vote for him in this past election, thereby preventing them from voting in the 2020 election, to ensure and guarantee that he will be re-elected for a second term. While you may be thing about how to impeach Trump, he is out of your league, and is already setting the stage for his re-election. The one and best weapon you must fight Trump with is to ensure that the next local, regional, and state representatives whole we elect truly enjoin (embracing good and forbidding wrong) the concerns of the voters and are honest advocates for al the people. Our Power is in our Vote, and if Our Vote is Revoked, then We are left Powerless. Richard Adams, Mechanicsville

Love 365 Days a Year

I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day. Back in high school, one of the clubs sold Candy Grams: you’d pay a few dollars and scribble a message to your special someone, and in homeroom on Valentine’s Day a box of those chalky little hearts with sayings— Be Mine, and Love U, and Forever—and a red construction-paper heart with your message on it would be delivered. I still have the paper hearts I received from my first love, tucked into a box that I open now and then. They instantly recall the feeling of new love at an age when absolutely everything seemed possible. Seeing them makes me think of the daughters-in-law I hope to someday have, and the other young women just starting out in relationships, and all of the hopes and dreams they hold, and are just setting out to realize. I think about what I wish I had known and imagine all of the girls being gathered in the auditorium for one of those “So Now You’re a Woman” lectures, but instead of another miserably embarrassing talk, this is what I wish they’d have told us: You love Valentine’s Day and its expressions of love: the flowers, the hearts, the declarations of forever. Or, maybe you’re one of those cynical girls, telling everyone that the holiday is just a scam, a day invented by Hallmark to bring in the big bucks. And you might be right, but I bet you still harbor a secret hope that you’ll be remembered today. We all want to know love, soft-hearted girls and cynics alike. Maybe you’d prefer an unexpected cluster of bright yellow sunflowers to a traditional bouquet of long-stemmed red roses, or an ironic box of SpongeBob Squarepants chocolates to a heart-shaped box of Godiva, but even you, cynical girl, with that rough-and-ready heart of yours, have hopes and dreams.

Whatever kind of heart you’ve got— a wide-eyed Taylor-Swift one, or a tough Harley-heart, or something in between— here’s what I hope for you when it comes to love. I hope you find a partner who sees that the real you is still developing (it always will be), and cherishes and nurtures it, following the twists and turns of your journey into womanhood with delight and appreciation. I hope you feel valued—and if you don’t, I hope your heart guides you toward a partner you truly deserve, one who helps to light your travels with kindness and respect. Laughter—no matter what, be sure there’s plenty of laughter. Life is too short, and sometimes the things we see and experience are too grim, to live without humor. I hope your relationship brings you deep friendship, too, and understanding, and your partner’s sense of wonder that you are who you are, unique, the only you who exists. And if your relationship makes you feel ‘less than’—less than your true self, less than who you could be if you weren’t being held back, judged or shamed, treated with disrespect or worse, less than your full, joyous self—I hope you’ll treat it as a lesson learned, but learned quickly, then made part of the past. That past builds the foundation underlying a lifetime of Valentine’s Days that recognize your good fortune. More than anything, though, what I hope for you is a lifetime of just-plain-everydays in which you know what it is to be well and truly loved, for exactly who you are. I love hearing from you; feel free to contact me at thewordtech@md.metrocast.net if you have comments or questions about the column.

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Dr. James Bate, Pt. I Dr. James Bate was born in Wilford, Nottinghamshire, England in 1729. He was the son of John Nathaniel Bate, an Anglican priest, and Catherine Young (daughter of another Anglican priest). Dr. Bate attended primary school at Berry Hill in nearby Manchester, Nottinghamshire. He must have had pleasant memories of his time there as he would eventually name his last home in America after this town. Upon graduation from medical school at Edinburgh, Scotland ca1750/1751, Dr. Bate received a commission in the Royal Navy and served as a ship’s Upon completing his tour of duty, Dr. Bate made his way to Maryland. No record has been found to determine the exact time or place of his arrival but we do know that he was practicing as a physician in St. Mary’s County by 1758 when it was recorded that a paper written by him was mentioned in the “Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.” The paper, in the form of a letter, was titled “An Account of the Remarkable Alteration of Colour of the Negro Woman.” The paper was published by the Royal Society in 1759. As his practice grew, Dr. Bate acquired several parcels of land in and around St. Mary’s County. One was called the “Visit Paid”, 114 acres, located on present day Rt. 247, north of Loveville. Shortly thereafter he acquired another parcel that he named “Bate’s Prospect”, 64 acres, located on Rt. 5 just north of Leonardtown. Dr. Bate then began to acquire property in Charles County. He received a patent of 500 acres

of “Truman’s Place” which lies near the present Gallant Green Road just north of Hughesville. Dr. Bate married Susannah Bond ca1764/1765. Susannah was born in St. Mary’s County in 1740 and was one of 11 children of Captain John Bond and his wife, Elizabeth Attaway. Captain John Bond was one of the wealthiest, most prominent residents of St. Mary’s County at that time. Between 1753 and 1758, the St. Mary’s County rent rolls show that he owned various parcels of property exceeding 1,600 acres. When Capt. Bond made his will in 1760, he owned at least 32 slaves which he divided among his children. His sons received the land and servants while his daughters received 150 pounds sterling each and a share of the residue of his estate. As the Revolutionary War approached Susannah’s brothers clearly aligned themselves with the “rebel cause.” Her brothers, Richard, William, and Gerard Bond were members of the General Committee in 1774. In 1777, both William and Gerard Bond received commissions as Captain of the one of the companies of the Upper Battalion. There must have been friction between the Bond and Bate families as Dr. Bate was a loyalist and it may have led to Dr. Bate leaving Southern Maryland in 1778 when he sold “Truman’s Place” and purchased land in Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia). To be continued.

Love…and seafood, is in the air I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Hopefully you got out to support some of our local restaurant owners in St. Mary’s County. All the restaurants looked packed on the way in to Leonardtown. I love to see that. My husband and I would like to thank Kevin Thompson and his friendly staff at Kevin’s Corner Kafe in Leonardtown for a delicious dinner and great drinks. And thanks to April and Bobby for the gift certificate – we couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day to come so we could use it. We love the new location of Kevin’s at the old Willows restaurant. There is plenty of parking and you can smell the heady, wonderful mixture of seafood cooking along with the divine, marshy smell of Glebe Run off of Breton Bay when you get out of your car. Did I mention I love St. Mary’s County? The steamer basket dinner my husband ordered smelled so good, I’m glad he was willing to share a few bites. I had the Captain’s Platter with Rockfish, fried oysters, and crab cake. I savored every bit. Yes, I did share an oyster, maybe two, and I think one bite of crab cake with him. The bar even made the crazy drink I like; a bourbon sweet and sour with extra orange – very refreshing. Wish we had had room for dessert. We heard Kevin tell the neighboring table the recipe for his crab soup. I said, “Kevin, I’m listening and I’m going to reveal your secret in the paper.” Graciously, Kevin replied that anytime I wanted to print one of his recipes he would give it to me. Oh, here is your name in large print Kevin: KEVIN THOMPSON : ) When we got home, my husband shared a square or two of his favorite dark chocolate

with espresso bean chocolate bar. That is a very hard, and very special thing for him to do. And what do you do on Valentine’s evening? Watch people getting killed or impaled with lots of blood on NCIS and later Chicago Fire. We are such romantics. Robert did ask me up to dance in between shows though. Valentine’s Day morning was great too. I rushed to get the Valentines decorations up before my husband woke up. I don’t know why I was worried since he is not a morning person as you know. When he did wake up, it was so romantic; I gave him his gift bag with a little box sign which read “You are MY happily ever after” and one of those hi-test chocolate bars mentioned above, and he showed me the beautiful flowers he got me and had put in the love vase. And then…he gave me my Valentine’s Day card. I said, “It’s still in its plastic.” So I took it out, read it and asked did he wanted to sign it. He said, “No, that way we can use it again next year – I know how you like to save and recycle.” Pause. Good one honey, good way out of that one. I told him I was definitely keeping the unused envelope for something else – which he said he knew I would. He told me that the card came with a little poem on a sheet of paper too, and did I read that? I said, “That is just a printed sheet that says what is written on the inside of the card that they place on the inside of the plastic protector that you didn’t open.” Can’t wait to see what I get next year, oh that’s right – I already know. Oh my. To each new day’s adventure, Shelby Please send your comments or ideas to: shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com (Yahoo still won’t let me back in, but they are working on it) or find me on facebook: Wanderings of an aimless mind


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CHURCH SERVICES

DIRECTORY CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Cecilia Church

47950 Mattapany Rd, PO Box 429 St. Mary’s City, MD 20686 301-862-4600 Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm Saturday Sunday: 8:00 am Weekday (M-F): 7:30 am Confessions: 3-4 pm Saturday www.stceciliaparish.com

St. GeorGe roman CatholiC ChurCh St. George Church: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. • Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

BAPTIST CHURCH

ANGLICAN CATHOLIC

Victory Baptist Church

St. Anne’s Church

29855 Eldorado Farm rd CharlottE hall, md 20659

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EPISCOPAL CHURCH Christ Episcopal Church King & Queen Parish founded 1692 25390 Maddox Road | Chaptico, MD 20621

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Sunday Worship 8:00am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Organ & Choir

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HUGHESVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH A member of the Southern Baptist Convention 8505 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637 240-254-2765 or 301-274-3627 Senior Pastor Dr. J. Derek Yelton Associate Pastor Kevin Cullins

• Sunday School (all ages) • Sunday Morning Worship • Sunday Evening Worship & Bible Study • Wednesday Discipleship Classes (Adults, youth & Children)

Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall Sundays - 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist Traditional Anglican Worship

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METHODIST CHURCH Hollywood United Methodist Church

24422 Mervell Dean Rd • Hollywood, MD 20636

301-373-2500

Confessions: Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

19199 St. George Church Road • Valley Lee, MD 20692

Meeting at Dent Memorial Chapel

9:15 am 10:30 am 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

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Katie Paul, Pastor Sunday Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m. All of our services are traditional. Child care is provided. Sunday Evening Youth Group Christian Preschool and Kindergarten available

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8 PO Box 1260 Lexington Park, MD 20653 301-866-5772 Pastor James L. Bell, Sr.

21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8 21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8 PO Box 1260 PO Box 1260 Lexington Park, MD 20653 Lexington Park, MD 20653 301-866-5772 301-866-5772 Pastor James L. Bell, Sr. Pastor James L. Bell, Sr. Church Schedule Church Schedule Sunday Sunday Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. Tuesday Tuesday Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m. Bible Study 7 p.m. Bible Study 7 p.m.

21800 N. Shangri-La, Dr. #8 PO Box 1260 Church Schedule Lexington Park, MD 20653 Sunday Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m. 301-866-5772 Morning Worship 10 a.m. The St. Mary’s County Times is a weekly newspaper providing news and information Pastor James L. Bell, Sr. Tuesday for the residents of St. Mary’s County. The St. Mary’s County Times will be available Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m. on newsstands every Thursday. The paper is published by Southern Maryland Publishing Bible Study 7 p.m. Church Schedule Company, which is responsible for the form, content, and policies of the newspaper. The St. Mary’s County Times does not espouse any political belief or endorse any product or Sunday service in its news coverage. Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m. To be considered for publication, articles and letters to the editor submitted must include Morning Worship 10 a.m. the writer’s full name, address and daytime phone number. Submissions must be delivered Tuesday by 4 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication to ensure placement for that Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m. week. After that deadline, the St. Mary’s County Times will make every attempt possible Bible Study 7 p.m. to publish late content, but cannot guarantee so. Letters may be condensed/edited for clarity, although care is taken to preserve the core of the writer’s argument. Copyright in mate rial submitted to the newspaper and accepted for publication remains with the author, but St. Mary’s the St. Mary’s County Times and its licensees may freely reproduce it in print, electronic or other forms. We are unable to acknowledge receipt of letters. The County Times St. Mary’s cannot guarantee that every letter or photo(s) submitted will be published, due to time or space constraints. P. O. Box 250 • Hollywood, MD 20636

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e g d i r d l A tal n e R & o t u A All ‘13 Civic s $12,800 ‘09 Nissan Altima $9,095 ‘04 Nissan Xterra $8,030

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