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Detonation Could Be Heard Across Patuxent River NAS Patuxent River will conduct a single controlled detonation near the water by Fishing Point (just to the north of East Basin) between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 14, 2018. Cedar Point Road in the vicinity of Bronson Road will be secured during this time and personnel on base will need to use alternate routes as necessary. Fire, EMS, Security, and EOD personnel will be on scene to ensure the area is safe and secure before conducting any detonations. There is no threat to the public of St. Mary’s or Calvert Counties, but the detonation may be heard in the area and across the river on Solomons. NAS Patuxent River will send an update when the event has concluded. —Patrick Gordon, Pax River NAS PIO

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North Beach Gets Good Fiscal Report By Guy Leonard Staff Writer The final report for the Town of North Beach’s 2017 finances were good and show that the town’s financial picture is improving. The town council received the report at their Feb. 8 meeting. The latest numbers show that town’s assets exceeded its liabilities by a total of $17.9 million, which is an increase by about one-half-million dollars in town coffers compared to the previous year. “The town is ascendant, I believe,” said Mayor Mark Frazer on the financial report and growth projects as a whole aimed at improving the town. Though the town’s assets overall have improved there were decreases in revenues in some places from 2016 to 2017.

The latest audit stated that the town’s total revenues came in at $5.1 million including property taxes in 2016, but that fell to $4.6 million for 2017. The town’s expenses also increased for the same period of time, the audit showed. Expenditures for government came in at $3.7 million in 2016 but they rose again to $4.1 million in 2017. Council Member Randy Hummel said the town’s recent changes in revenues may be due in part due to a heavy increase in grant money the town received to improve a berm at 9th Street and Atlantic Avenue designed to hold back flooding for 2016. “We’re basically operating in the black,” Hummel said. “We’re not getting into the reserves.” guyleonard@countytimes.net

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USDA Choice Beef - Cut To Order By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Law enforcement and community organizations fighting the opioid epidemic in Calvert are hoping that counting the cost in overdoses and unveiling it to the public regularly will give them a weapon in their war on drug abuse. New signs posted along main county roads show the number of overdoses each month and how many are fatal; it’s a partnership between the sheriff’s office, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) and other community groups. “We’re out in the community but we can’t reach everyone,” said Candace D’Agostino, head of CAASA. “This is to help raise awareness of the problem but that we’re also having a hard time controlling the situation.” The latest numbers posted on the signs in Prince Frederick show there have been nine overdoses so far in February with no fatalities. In January there was one overdose death, said Sheriff Mike Evans, which statistically was an improvement over prior months in 2017. But it was still one too many, he said.

Evans said the opioid informational signs were much like signs posting drunken driving arrests and fatal accidents. “I think we have to think of any possible thing to get people’s attention to save lives,” Evans said. “Any little thing we can do makes sense.” The incidents of drug overdoses in Calvert remained a serious problem despite increased police patrols and drug arrests. “It’s still way too high,” Evans said. Calvert deputies who arrive on the scene of an overdose and are able to reverse it through the use of the drug Narcan, immediately take the victim to the hospital for an emergency medical evaluation. This practice gets the addict into another avenue for treatment. The signs also have the phone number of a crisis hotline for addicts attended around the clock. The choices for addicts were stark, Evans said. “Either get help or go to jail or you kill yourself [from an overdose,]” Evans said. guyleonard@countytimes.net

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Hogan Administration Announces New “Maryland OneStop” Licensing Portal

Following through on Governor Larry Hoga n’s promise to improve access to government services for all Marylanders, the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) today unveiled a new statewide licensing portal. Known as Maryland OneStop and available at onestop.md.gov, the portal provides a single point of entry for citizens to access all offices of state government that issue licenses or permits, from hunting licenses and fishing permits to drivers’ licenses and commercial permits.  “Our administration is fully committed to doing everything we can to make state government more efficient and easier to interact with – and with today’s launch of Maryland OneStop, that is exactly what we are doing,” said Governor Hogan. “This exciting and innovative new portal will make the licensing and permitting process more customer-friendly for Marylanders than ever before.”  Maryland OneStop’s modern, intuitive search engine and browsing options quickly and accurately assess a customer’s needs to connect them with the right resources in the shortest amount of time. The portal’s customer-friendly search results format allows users to quickly view Approval Time, Validation Period, Application Cost, and Average Completion Time in a single snapshot for each license or permit.  “At DoIT, we take Governor Hogan’s commitment to making sure that Maryland is open for business to heart

daily. The new Maryland OneStop Licensing Portal is proof of our commitment to bring additional convenience and options to citizens accessing state services by providing digital tools that make interaction simpler and easier for everyone,” said Acting DoIT Secretary Michael Leahy. The portal’s citizen-centric design provides various options for completing an application for a license or permit, depending on the source. These may include:  • Complete an application online • Submit an application via smartphone • Download an application to fill out and send via mail  Additionally, users are provided with a “Documentation Checklist” and an “Action Items” function for maintaining their license or permit to include renewal reminders. What was once a painstaking process for many citizens and business owners is now easily managed due to the checklists provided by the portal.  Maryland OneStop is currently in beta mode. As DoIT continues to update and improve the site, all licenses and permit applications will be available in mobile form. Providing citizens with access via their personal mobile devices further improves the efficiency of the licensing process, and provides Marylanders with direct access to the services they need in the shortest amount of time. Users will be able to easily provide feedback during the beta testing process by clicking on the “Tell us what you think?” button on onestop.md.gov. —Office of the Governor

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Land Preservation and Recreation Survey Now Open The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites residents and nonresidents to share their thoughts on land acquisition, conservation and recreation in the state by completing the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan Survey. Individuals who complete the 3-5 minute online survey will be entered into a random drawing to win Maryland Park Service day-use passes. The survey, which includes questions on outdoor activities, amenities and services like camping, fishing and hunting, helps guide the department’s decisionmaking, investments and programming. Results will be incorporated into the Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, which is required to receive federal funding from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. “Taking the pulse of our customers, guests and users is essential to our strategic development, planning and pri-

oritization goals and needs,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “Are we meeting our customers’ expectations by providing them exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities? Are we shortchanging an evolving customer base or meeting their need? Are we spending too much on trail construction and maintenance over historical interpretation and programming? These are but a few of the questions we need your help in answering.” The survey – a combination of multiple choice and open-ended questions – seeks to clarify how people access and utilize public lands, including state forests, parks and wildlife management areas, and if the department is meeting demands and needs. In addition to the online survey, the department has partnered with a contractor to reach potential respondents by telephone. —Maryland DNR

Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Animal Control Division will move operations from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office into the Department of Public Safety building at 315 Stafford Road in Barstow Friday, Feb. 16. The move is part of Calvert County Government’s reorganization which began last July. In the restructure, the Animal Control Division was moved from the Sheriff’s Office to the Department of Public Safety to better align animal services with the county’s new Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter expected to open in Fall 2018. The new animal shelter also reports to the Department of Public Safety. “The Animal Control Division remains dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of animals,” said Chief Animal Control Officer Craig Dichter. “We are confident the move will be a seamless one and operations will continue as normal.” The Sheriff’s Office will no longer issue pet licenses; citizens can purchase licenses from the Department of Public Safety. The mission of the Calvert County Department of Public Safety Animal Control Division is to fairly and humanely enforce the animal control laws, regulations and ordinances

as set forth by the state of Maryland and the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners. Animal Control officers work within our community to respond to calls for service regarding domestic animals and wildlife suspected of being rabid. The division educates the community about animal welfare and safety, addresses violations of state law and county ordinances, and patrols assigned areas looking for problem or nuisance animals running at large. For more information about the Calvert County Animal Control Division, please call 410-535-1600, ext. 2526, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or call the Calvert Emergency Communications at 410-535-3491 for after-hours emergencies. Learn more by visiting online at the link provided below. —Calvert County Government


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Speed Camera Moves to Huntingtown

During the week of February 05, 2018, the Calvert County Automated Speed Enforcement Unit will be moving the speed enforcement camera from Mutual Elementary School on Ball Road to Huntingtown Elementary School on Huntingtown Road. This camera will be placed near the front of the school in the eastbound lane. As a courtesy, the locations of the cameras are also posted on the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office website and Facebook page. • Cameras are active throughout the year, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. This does not alter any

posted speed reduction times. • Citations are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, and only if the speed was 12 mph or more over the posted speed limit. The camera will adjust for the reduced speed times. • A school zone speed camera violation is a $40 fine with no points. If you have any questions or concerns about the Calvert County Safety for Students program, please contact Deputy Julia Murphy at 410-535-1600 ext. 2540, or email at Julia.Murphy@calvertcountymd.gov. —Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Rape Survivor Family Protection Act

Governor Larry Hogan joined Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch Tuesday to sign the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act into law. This new law, passed with the governor’s vocal support after nearly a decade of efforts by advocates, will enable rape victims who conceive a child to terminate the parental rights of their rapist. At the outset of the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly, the presiding officers stated their support for this legislation, while the governor called on legislators to act expeditiously and pledged to sign it the moment it reached his desk. “Our administration made a commitment to work with legislative leaders to pass this important and long overdue legislation, and today, I am proud to sign this bill into law,” said Governor Hogan. “No rapist should be allowed to maintain their rights as a parent, and no victim should ever be forced to interact with their attacker. The Rape Survivor Family Protection Act will ensure just that.” Earlier this year, Governor Hogan announced several proposals to further protect, support, and empower victims of crime in Maryland, and the governor today urged the Maryland General Assembly to act on those bills, which are currently going through the legislative process. The Felony Human Trafficking Act of 2018 classifies felony human trafficking as a violent crime, ensuring that offenders will be held truly accountable. The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act

of 2018 mirrors legislation that was proposed by the governor during the 2017 session and has received bipartisan support for nearly a decade. The bill allows courts to admit evidence of a criminal defendant’s prior history of sexual crimes or abuse if he or she is prosecuted for subsequent sexual offenses. In addition, the Hogan administration has proposed legislation to strengthen the Maryland “Safe-at-Home” Address Confidentiality Program to better enable victims of domestic violence to safely purchase a home without fear of their abuser finding their address. Governor Hogan also announced a proposal to create a new victim services unit focused on restitution by centralizing data collection across state agencies that will act as a one-stop shop for victim notification and information regarding restitution. “We look forward to working with the legislature in a bipartisan manner to pass our common sense victims’ right proposals in order to make Maryland safer for all of our citizens,” said the governor. Since taking office, the Hogan administration has demonstrated its commitment to empowering and supporting victims of crime including convening the first-ever governor’s statewide victim services conferences, awarding over $110 million in federal and state funds to help victims and organizations, and serving over 181,000 victims in Maryland in the past year alone. —Office of the Governor

Calvert Deputies Investigating String of Robberies By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Huntingtown car fire

Maryland State Fire Marshals are investigating a fire that destroyed a car at the intersection of Bowie Shop and Solomon’s Island Road in Huntingtown on Sunday at about 1:35 a.m. The 2007 GMC Acadia was found on fire by a passing motorist; it took six firefighters from the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department 10 minutes to extinguish. There were no injuries reported; damage to the vehicle was estimated at $7,000. Fire marshals say unknown suspects intentionally ignited flammable materials inside the vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Southern Regional Office at 443-550-6831. —Maryland State Fire Marshals

Three robberies over a six day period have Calvert County sheriff’s investigators looking for suspects. The first two robberies, which took place Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 are believed to be related, police said. The first incident took place at the Shell Gas Station in Prince Frederick at about 9:30 p.m. where the suspect had already fled the scene despite a rapid response from police units. The armed robber was described as a black male wearing all black clothing. The second robbery was committed the next day at about 6 p.m. at the Subway sandwich shop in Dunkirk; the suspect had already fled by the time the police arrived as well. The suspect was described as a black male being perhaps 20-to-25 years old and standing between 5-feet, 8-inches to 5-feet, 10-inches tall. The latest incident was a strong-arm

Suspect in sandwich shop robbery

robbery at the Dash-In located in Prince Frederick occurring a little before 9 a.m. on Monday. The suspect, for whom police have not provided a description, fled the scene before officers could arrive. guyleonard@countytimes.net


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Pet of the Week Frozen Fun at Ann Marie Gardens Meet Peter! At your service! My name is Peter and I’m a WONDERFUL DOG who is too proud to be homeless! Everyone loves me but I’m still looking for a home! I’m a HAPPY, WELL ADJUSTED dog who is very comfortable around humans and other dogs. Wow, that’s a much desired combination! I’m a SUPER SWEET older Labrador type who would really like to be relaxing with you in a warm spot right now. If you’re looking for a LOW-KEY dog to meander on some walks and spend a lot of time relaxing, seriously, come adopt me!

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MARTIN AMINI’S standup material touches on what it’s like growing up mixed in America coming from an Iranian and Bolivian background. Born and raised in Silver Spring, Md., he has opened for headliners such as Trevor Noah, Jerrod Carmichael and Jermaine Fowler. You can watch Martin on the new standup show “Laff Tracks” premiering on TruTV in Spring 2018.

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Ann Marie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, invites families to a wintery afternoon of imaginative play and creativity on Sunday, February 18 from Noon-4p.m. Kids of all ages will delight in this sensory experience created to celebrate the season. Activities will include Frozen Winter Games and Challenges, in honor of the Winter Olympic Games happening in PyeongChang. Kids will love the pretend play at the Hibernation Station with dress up and exploratory areas. Face painting; and visits with ice princesses will provide opportunities for memorable photos. No matter the weather, “snow” play will be happening! Build a snowman, make a fort, have fun snowball fights, twirl and dance in the “snow” outside. Little hands can take the Polar Plunge in the sensory play area and find Ice Treasures! Create arts and crafts to take home with fun frozen activities like the Snowman

Buffet, Snow Mobiles; and try out ice painting. The fun family event is made possible with sponsorship support from Prince Frederick Chrysler Jeep Dodge; Southern Maryland Hearth and Home; King Electric; and Cold Stone Creamery. Snacks and ice cream will be available. Drop in and escape the winter blues with lots of fun for all! Members FREE; Non-members $5; Kids 1 & under FREE. For additional information, visit www.annmariegarden. org or call 410-326-4640. —Joanne Foltz, Ann Marie Gardens


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Cancer Prevention, Early Detection

February is National Cancer Prevention Month According to the American Cancer Society, the death rate from cancer in the U.S. has declined steadily over the past two decades--falling 25 percent between 1991 and 2014. Prevention efforts, new screening methods that facilitate early detection of cancer and advancements in treatment have all contributed to the gains realized. In Calvert County, unfortunately, the news isn’t quite as favorable. The 2017 Calvert County Community Health Needs Assessment indicates that, compared to the country as a whole and other counties in Maryland, Calvert has both a higher incidence and higher death rate for cancers of the breast, prostate and lung. These three cancer types account for 60 percent of all cancer deaths in Calvert; colorectal cancer and skin cancer round out the top five for the county. “Although we still don’t know exactly what causes cancer in one person and not another person [with the same risk factors], we do know that the risk of developing many types of cancer can be lowered through primary prevention strategies,” said Dr. Ken Abbott, board-certified medical oncologist and chairman of the CalvertHealth Cancer Committee. “By not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, using alcohol in moderation, avoiding known cancer-causing agents and protecting yourself from ultraviolet radiation for example, you can lower your cancer risk.” Dr. Arati Patel, medical oncologist and director of the breast and thoracic cancer programs at CalvertHealth added, “As physicians, we think about helping patients prevent cancer by modifying the behaviors that lead to known risk factors, detecting cancer at its earliest stages by making sure patients engage in appropriate and evidence-based cancer screening, and treating cancer using the latest tools and techniques based on constantly evolving science and national treatment guidelines.” “Not every risk factor for cancer is within an individual’s control,” said Dr. Patel, “but we do know that healthy eating habits, regular physi-

cal activity, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol use, protecting your skin and maintaining good sleep habits will make you feel better while also decreasing your overall lifetime risk of developing many diseases including cancer.” Timely Screening Vital to Early Detection In addition to lowering cancer risk through lifestyle changes, regular screenings can play an important role in cancer outcomes by helping detect several types of cancer at earlier stages when it is usually more easily treated. “One of the first questions from primary care providers will be about your family’s medical history. This crucial information can help guide decisions on the need for genetic testing or a more individualized screening plan,” said Sandra Corbin, nurse practitioner and genetic counselor at CalvertHealth. While every person is unique, CalvertHealth’s oncology team generally recommends following the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for cancer screening. For guidelines, visit https://www.calverthealthmedicine. org/CancerScreeningGuidelines. February is National Cancer Prevention Month and individuals with the help of their doctor can assess their cancer risk and develop a plan for prevention and early detection. Testing services available locally at CalvertHealth locations throughout the county include: colonoscopy for the prevention and early detection of colon cancer; 3-D mammography, the latest technology for the early detection of breast cancer; and low-dose CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer. There is also a genetic counseling program, a high-risk breast clinic and a high-risk lung clinic available. CalvertHealth’s Mobile Health Center also provides assessment and some screening services to underserved areas in the community.

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Truitt Lab Awarded for Sustainability

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s R.V. Truitt Laboratory Building has been awarded the 2017 U.S. Green Building Council’s Maryland Community Leader Award for Higher Education in recognition of overall commitment to sustainability and efficiency. The cutting-edge marine biology research building, located on the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory campus in Solomons, opened in the fall of 2016. It was dedicated to Dr. Reginald V. Truitt, one of Maryland’s forefathers of conservation and founder of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, the oldest publicly supported marine laboratory on the East Coast. The building was lauded as  example of how a highly technical scientific building can be constructed utilizing methods with low environmental impacts and longterm occupant comfort, without compromising scientific integrity. “As the premier institution conducting work on the environment in the State, it is critical that the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science lead the way both in our research and in our operations,” said Tom Miller, director of the UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. “It was a real challenge to construct a sophisticated research lab that meets the needs of the scientists while being as energy efficient as possible. This award reflects dedication from all involved in the planning, design, and construction. Our commitment to our research mission requires us to go the extra step.”  The 14,000-square-foot, two-story, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver-certified building boasts five state-of-the-art research labs and one-of-a-kind ex-

perimental facilities, including a running seawater system and controlled environmental chambers. For example, precise temperature controls allow scientists to conduct experiments with Arctic clams in freezing water or coral reef fish in balmy conditions, and lights can be programmed to mimic a slow sunrise or setting sun to recreate natural conditions in the lab. “As a research institution committed to understanding and the protecting the environment, we must be a leader in efforts to manage our campuses in ways that reduce energy consumption and increase sustainability,” said Peter Goodwin, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. “The R.V. Truitt Laboratory at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory is an example of how we make progress in being stewards of the environment while working to understanding it.” The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is a signatory to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (Second Nature) and has launched several programs aimed at reducing our environmental footprint, including setting goals for reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions at each of our laboratories, upgrading aging infrastructure to newer, more energyefficient alternatives, and building all new campus buildings to at least the U.S. Green Building Council›s LEED Silver standard or equivalent. Press Release from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Bilgical Lab.


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Can You Relate? Nonprofit Conference Focuses on Fostering Relationships

Networking and partnerships — all nonprofits rely on these cooperative relationships to fulfill their mission. Fostering those critical relationships will be the focus of the College of Southern Maryland’s Eighth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at CSM’s La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building). “Our annual conference is an opportunity to step back from day-to-day operations and rethink how we approach our mission and pick up some new ideas,” said CSM Interim Vice President and Dean of CSM Prince Frederick and Director of Strategic Partnerships Barbara Ives. “And this year’s theme of fostering relationships is particularly compelling, being applicable to every level of a nonprofit organization.” The upcoming conference is designed to benefit nonprofit board members, chief executives, staff, sponsors, volunteers, community and business leaders, young professionals and consultants committed to strengthening

nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve. Following check-in, a continental breakfast and time for networking, conference participants will have the opportunity to select relationship-related workshops throughout five topic areas: leadership, strategic planning, management, marketing and fundraising during three 50-minute breakout sessions. Examples include a workshop on “Relationships with Elected Officials” to be presented by President and CEO of Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Bob Carpenter; “It’s More than Just Posting: How to Create an Effective Social Media Plan” to be presented by Talisha Dunn-Square, a lecturer with Bowie State University’s Depart- Two participants at last year’s annual conference, hosted by the ment of Communications and an award-winning Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland, check out the public relations, journalism and marketing profes- workshop options. This year’s conference will be held Feb. 22 and sional with more than 10 years of industry experi- will focus on ways to foster relationships. ence; and “Stepping Stones to Better Project PlanWashington; and The Patuxent Partnership Board of Dining: Skills for the “Acciden- rectors Gene Townsend and Executive Director Bonnie tal” Project Manager” to be Green. presented by Linda Howard, In addition to hosting this annual conference, the board of directors president Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland for the National Capital Re- provides many programs year-round designed to meet gion Chapter of the Institute an organization’s interests and needs. These programs of Management Consultants include: monthly executive director learning circles and and owner of Howard Con- roundtables; affinity groups; Volunteer SOMD, an online sulting, LLC. program for posting volunteer opportunities; training At noon, lunch will be courses; and more. served, followed by a panel For information on the Nonprofit Institute at the Coldiscussion on “Fostering Re- lege of Southern Maryland, visit https://www.csmd.edu/ lationships,” featuring Cal- community/institutes/nonprofit-institute/. For informavert Health Foundation Board tion on the Feb. 22 conference, including how to register, of Directors Chair Lynette visit https://www.csmd.edu/community/institutes/nonEntzian and Executive Direc- profit-institute/conference-information/. An early bird tor Theresa Johnson, Life- rate is available to those who register by Feb. 1. styles of Maryland Board of The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland hosts an annual conference to Directors Chair Earle Knapp benefit those involved with nonprofit work in the region. This year’s conference will be held Press Release from CSM. and Executive Director Sandy Feb. 22 and will focus on ways to foster relationships.

Marketing Specialist Hired for Southern Maryland Meats

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is pleased to announce Craig Sewell, of Anne Arundel County, as the new Livestock and Marketing Specialist for Southern Maryland Meats, a marketing program created Craig Sewell receives the The Smart to support the reGreen and Growing Governor’s gion’s livestock Excellence in Supporting Maryland producers. Farmer’s and Agriculture Award A successful at the Maryland Department of business owner, Agriculture Buy Local Cookout in professional chef 2011. and restauranteur, Sewell brings a wealth of experience and entrepreneurship to the Southern Maryland Meats program. “With my long history of supporting local agriculture, marketing my own business and promoting the many advantages of Buying Local, I know better

than most, the challenges facing local agricultural and food businesses,” commented Sewell. “To succeed in a truly global marketplace promoting local sourcing takes a multidimensional and relational approach to attract, service and maintain a customer base connecting them with their surrounding land, agriculture and livestock community.” Sewell is the former owner of A Cooks Café, a leader in Annapolis’s “Buy Local” movement for 15 years. The Café was one of the first restaurants in the area to source locally raised products while developing a conduit for customers to buy local produce and meats through the restaurant’s CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) and Market Basket program. Sewell has developed long-standing relationships with the region’s farmers, working cooperatively with SMADC staff over the years to promote local farms through SMADC’s regional “So. Maryland, So Good” and statewide “Buy Local Challenge” marketing programs. “Craig is a very high integrity guy who has spent decades promoting local food and will be a great addition to the SMADC team,” commented Doug Hill, owner of Cabin Creek Heritage Farm in Prince George’s County and a participant livestock producer of the Southern Maryland Meats program.  Former Governor O’Malley also recognized Sewell’s contributions to Maryland’s farms by

awarding him The Smart Green and Growing Governor’s Excellence in Supporting Maryland Farmer’s and Agriculture Award at the Maryland Department of Agriculture Buy Local Cookout in 2011. A Harvard graduate with a BA in economics, Sewell’s professional career has focused on his passion for local agriculture and the sustainability of local business. He was the founding president of the Annapolis Sustainable Business Alliance (a group of independent, local businesses with a mission to supporting locally owned businesses) and Executive Director of both the National Trade and National Utility Locating Contractors Associations, as well as a Master Gardener. As of Jan. 16, Sewell will be a member of the SMADC team, serving as their full-time specialist. “Craig’s extensive background in economics, marketing and promotion, as well as his experience working with local farmers will be a tremendous asset to our livestock producers and we look forward to seeing Craig take the Southern Maryland Meats program to the next level,”  said SMADC Director Shelby Watson-Hampton. Press release by SMADC.


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Ives Energized By A Life of Service

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

were difficult for them to overcome, Ives said. That was when she decided to help veterans through volunteering. “We work to find their triggers so we can help them heal,” she said. She’s also helped organize the annual Mission of Mercy events that bring free dental care to needy patients around the region. Though these projects are all founded in good will, they are still tough assignments that require a lot of dedication. Years ago a large line of dental patients at the Mission of Mercy project at North Point High School in Charles County began to get a bit difficult to handle; Ives was in charge of meeting and greeting and she started the crowd singing “If you’re happy and you know it,” she told The County Times. “They all responded,” she said, admitting it was a strange idea despite its efficiency to keep them content. She said the idea came to her from her experience as a teacher; before coming to CSM she taught mathematics and served as dean of academics at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown for 13 years. There, too, she wanted to find ways to help people achieve their goals. “It makes me feel good to achieve that goal in life,” Ives said. “That’s what education is all about. “I like to see people move forward with their lives.” Ives’ life to this point has been proven by forward motion. After graduating from the naval academy she served in anti-submarine warfare roles, mapping the depths of the oceans in the Caribbean and then the waters around Iceland. Her job was to find places for U.S. submarines to hide and ways to find Soviet submarines that used the abyss to evade detection. “These were the Cold War days,” Ives said. “We were losing those [Soviet] subs as they left their territory.

When she’s not helping to run the Prince Frederick campus of the College of Southern Maryland as the acting dean, Barbara Ives is serving in some other organization or effort to educate and improve the lives of Southern Maryland’s residents. A retired Navy captain and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Ives can’t remember a time when she wasn’t in some sort of service. “I just like helping people,” Ives, who lives in St. Mary’s County, said. “In the Navy you’re used to serving. “It’s almost innate. That’s what I like to do.” Ives just received an award from the regional chapter of naval academy alumni for her community service. She volunteers for Christmas in April helping to repair people’s homes, the Three Oaks Shelter Veterans Stand Down event that helps veterans get in touch with critical services and she also helps an organization known as Warfighter Advance. This group helps veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) without the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco or even caffeine. Years ago, when the War on Terror was in full swing, individual augmentees, specialists in their technical military fields were sent oversees to units in combat zones to serve with them from Patuxent River Naval Air Station. They often came back with emotional scars that

Barbara Ives has a long history as an educator and community volunteer. Photo by Ceandra Scott

Ives at the CSM Prince Frederick Campus. Photo by Ceandra Scott.

“We were using oceanography towards anti-submarine warfare.” She served aboard the USNS Harkness, a hydrographic survey ship that was a test bed for women serving at sea. Ives was a trailblazer for women in the Navy as well. “Back then women weren’t allowed at sea and there was the big debate in Congress about allowing women in the service academies,” Ives said. “The idea was if women couldn’t fight for their country on ships then why incur the costs of sending them to the academies.” Her service aboard the Harkness helped pave the way for women serving on board line vessels in the Navy. She went on to take command at the Naval Oceanographic and Meteorological Command in a reserve capacity. Continuing to serve in civilian life she spends hours moving between the counties going to meetings to make partnerships that strengthen the ties with the College of Southern Maryland and regional businesses. The strategic partnership building work she does helps make classes students take more relevant to gain employment, she said. Among those achievements are getting local contractors to agree to have their classes taught at CSM; some are technology based, she said, while others are geared towards teaching new employees to deal with all the procurement-based terminology rife in the defense industry. Keeping busy can be draining, she said, but the Southern Maryland community is held together in large part by volunteerism and she and her husband Glen Ives, also a retired Navy captain, academy graduate and helicopter pilot, want to give back to the community they have adopted. “In Southern Maryland folks appreciate it when you volunteer your time,” Ives said. “You’re appreciated for your efforts.” guyleonard@countytimes.net


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SMECO Sponsors 24th Annual Math Competition

Nearly 200 Middle School Students Compete

The 24th annual regional MATHCOUNTS competition challenged nearly 200 students from 21 schools and home-schooled students throughout Southern Maryland to test their math skills at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick on Saturday, February 3, 2018. A competitive technological world requires a proficiency in mathematics as a foundation for success in science, technology, and engineering. MATHCOUNTS aims to boost student interest in mathematics by making the subject challenging and entertaining. Each year, more than 500 regional competitions are held in middle schools across the country, with winners advancing to state competitions and then to the national competition. The local MATHCOUNTS competition features rounds of mathematics problems to challenge students one-on-one and as teams over the course of the threehour event. First is the sprint round, a 30-question test that students complete individually. The competitors go next to the target round, where they have four sets of math problems and six minutes to complete each set of

First place team: Northern Middle School, Calvert County From left, coach Carole Butler, and team members Kyle Page, Jack MacMillan, Mara Durham, and Aidan Smyth.

Fourth place team: Windy Hill Middle School, Calvert County From left, coach Tracy Greenwell, and team members Bradley LeFever, Koy Greenwell, Addison Fortenbery, and Jasmine Simpson.

two questions. In the individual competition, which is based on combined scores in the sprint and target rounds, Holland Henderson-Boyer from Spring Ridge Middle School in St. Mary’s County placed first and Emma Vanden Berg from Milton Somers Middle School in Charles County placed second. The top 12 scorers finish the competition by facing each other in the countdown round, a single-elimination tournament in which students must respond verbally to questions in a matter of seconds. Ryan Parker from Calvert Middle School finished first in the countdown round and Kyle Wojciechowski from Southern Middle School placed second. Both schools are in Calvert County. In the team round, foursomes of students answer 10 questions in 20 minutes. In the team competition, Northern Middle School in Calvert County won first place; team members included Mara Durham, Jack MacMillan, Kyle Page, and Aidan Smyth, coached by Carole Butler. Leonardtown Middle School in St.

Second place team: Leonardtown Middle School, St. Mary’s County From left, coach Bernadette Scheetz, and team members Ben Dodge, Caleb Bryan, Mika Jones, and Damanjit Singh.

Fifth place team: Plum Point Middle School, Calvert County From left, head coach Dorinda Rice, and team members Seth Hilton, Ian Hays, Mick Gullace, and Emily Chan.

Mary’s County placed second; team members included Caleb Bryan, Ben Dodge, Mika Jones, and Damanjit Singh, coached by Bernadette Scheetz. Milton Somers Middle School in Charles County won third place; team members included Will Alcorn, Rachel Chernoff, Taylor Peterson, and Emma Vanden Berg, coached by Jennifer Rowland. The team from Windy Hill Middle School took fourth place and Plum Point Middle School took fifth place. Both schools are in Calvert County. Sponsors for the local MATHCOUNTS competition are SMECO and the Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s county public schools, with the support of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Volunteers from SMECO helped score the tests. Winners of the Southern Maryland chapter competition will go on to compete in the statewide contest at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The top four individual competitors from each state competition receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the national competition in Washington, DC, in May.

Third place team: Milton Somers Middle School, Charles County From left, coach Jennifer Rowland, and team members Taylor Peterson, Emma Vanden Berg, Rachel Chernoff, and Will Alcorn.

Ryan and Kyle, Countdown Round Ryan Parker from Calvert Middle School finished first in the countdown round and Kyle Wojciechowski from Southern Middle School placed second.

Holland and Emma, Sprint and Target Rounds In the individual competition, which is based on combined scores in the sprint and target rounds, Holland HendersonBoyer from Spring Ridge Middle School and Emma Vanden Berg from Milton Somers Middle School placed second.


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In Remembrance RobinAnn Coralie Boschert

On February 3rd, 2018, RobinAnn Coralie Boschert passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends. She is preceded in death by her Father, Paul Ali, her siblings Debrid Ali (brother), Coral Watson (sister) and Sian Staggs (sister) along with her beloved pets. She is survived by her husband Matthew J. Boschert, Sr., son Matthew J. Boschert, Jr. (Joey), his wife Savannah Parsons and their daughters, Brayden, Marley and Quinn, and daughter Victoria A. Boschert (Tori), her husband Dane Whittington and their son Victor, as well as her mother Eva J. Ali and siblings, Fern Savage (sister), Shaun Ali (brother), Tracy Baur (sister) and Cressida Ali (sister) Born in Port Au Spain, Trinidad & Tobago on July 26th, 1962, RobinAnn grew up in a large family who moved to the United States in 1976 when Robin was 14 years old. She and her family resided in Miami, FL where she attended high school and also developed a love for the Miami

Dolphins and The University of Miami Hurricanes. In 1984, RobinAnn moved to Virginia Beach, VA with her sister and late brother-in-law, Fern & Scott Savage. Shortly after moving, Robin met the man who she would very soon marry and spend nearly 34 years with, Matthew (Matt). Not quite a year after becoming husband and wife, Matt & Robin welcomed their first child in 1985, their son Joey. They then moved from Virginia to Maryland where they planted their roots and settled their family. Robin worked for Calvert Bank for several years as a Teller where she made lifelong friends and positively impacted those in the community with her warm smile and friendly personality and in 1989, Robin & Matt welcomed their second child, their daughter Tori. Robin would spent the next 20+ years enjoying family life and watching her children grow up playing sports and participating in the musical arts. She loved to cheer her kids on and be their biggest fan. Robin loved the beach, spending time with friends and family, watching and debating sports and was an avid Euchre player. Robin leaves this world loved by many and in the words of her grandson, “will always be in our hearts and our heads.” Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes. com.

Martha Ruth “Marty” Reid Martha Ruth “Marty” Reid, 98, of Solomons, MD passed away on January 15, 2018 at Asbury-Solomons Health Care Center. Born June 23, 1919 in Philadel-

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phia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James Hulton, Jr. and Florence (Kurtz) Hulton. Martha graduated from Olony High School in 1938. She was the Proprietor of the Knitting Basket for forty years, retiring on December 31, 1990. Martha was an accomplished artist and a Master Knitter. Martha is survived by her son, Robert Reid and his wife Pati Reid of Lusby, MD; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death on December 18, 1984 by her husband, John M. Reid whom she married in Philadelphia, PA on November 11, 1939. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in the Asbury-Solomons Auditorium, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688. Memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury-Solomons Benevolent Care Fund, Attn: Patrick O’Toole, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688. Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes. com

granddaughter. Melinda was very close to her granddaughters having helped raise them.

Melinda was preceded in death by husband Theodore D’Cruz in 1992, sons Leo and Melvyn D’Cruz, brothers Joseph, Richard and Raymond Paes and sister Amy Menezes. She is survived by her daughter Joyce D. Travers and husband Ricki of Chesapeake Beach, granddaughters Ria Travers Magnaye and husband Martin of Atlanta, GA and Zoe Travers Douglass and husband Justin of Dover, DE and great-granddaughter Meriam Douglass.

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Pat Haynie, 90, at her residence in Solomons, MD, on February 9, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Russell Haynie and preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Ann Mulliken. She is survived by two sons, Ted Haynie (wife Laurie), Craig Haynie (wife Tootsie), grandchildren Michael Santangelo, Rusty Haynie (wife Michele), Brian Haynie (wife Jessica), and David Haynie as well as great-granddaughter, Lillian Grace Haynie.
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was born in Washington, D.C., and married Russell in 1948. They moved to West Hyattsville, MD, where they raised their family and she worked for several years in the guidance department at Northwestern High School. In 1972 they built a new home in The Willows Colony, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, and Pat worked in the Calvert County Public School System until she retired. She became a full-time volunteer for the Calvert County Literacy Council and then was an active volunteer for the Chesapeake Railway Museum and the Bayside History Museum. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her name to Emmanuel United Methodist Church or the Calvert County Literacy Council.

Wayne Wilkerson Wayne Wilkerson, 86, of Lothian passed away peacefully February 7, 2018. He was born in Bristol, MD, to Jacob and Opal Wilkerson, and was delivered at home by Dr. Emily Wilson. Wayne attended Owensville

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Elementary School and graduated from Southern High School and the University of Maryland. Following college, Wayne served in the Asian Pacific aboard the U.S.S. DD727, and after four years of exemplary service in the Navy he was honorably discharged after the Korean War. Wayne was employed as a math teacher at Gwynn Park High School and worked

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Community Friday, February 16

SMYOC Irish Fundraising Gala Holiday Inn Solomons-Conf Center & Marina, Holiday Dr., Solomons 5:00 - 8:30 PM This major fundraising event features Cillian Vallely, an uilleann piper, who will perform with Southern Maryland’s Youth Orchestra and Choir, making an incredibly exciting, enjoyable and memorable event for everyone. The gala includes a silent auction for another opportunity to support SMYOC. Ticket prices include food. Cash bar available. Get your tickets at www.smyoc.org. Annmarie After Hours Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 5:00 - 8:00 PM Inspired by the likes of Yayoi Kusama, and the addition to Annmarie Sculpture Garden of a work by Taiwanese artist, Hung Yi, BIG FUN ART! has a jovial and exuberant spirit. It’s all about the joy! A casual adult evening of great art, wine & beer, light hors d’oeuvres, and live music. No reservations required! Free for members; $5 for non-members. Must be 21+ to attend. Taco Dinner American Legion Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd, Chesapeake Beach 5:30 - 7:00 PM Informal dinner in the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget. $12 includes beverage. Questions? 410-257-9878. Public Welcome. www.ALpost206. Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet Calvert Marine Museum, Harms Gallery, Solomons 7:00 - 9:00 PM This dynamic quartet includes Ken Kolodner on hammer dulcimer and fiddle; clawhammer banjoist Brad Kolodner represents the next generation of OldTime musicians; Rachel Eddy’s multi-instrumental talents and soulful singing; and Ralph Gordon brings years of musical experience to the bass and cello. A Maritime Performance Series sponsored by a matching grant from the MD State Arts Council Maryland Touring Grant. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com American Legion Member Meeting American Legion Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd, Chesapeake Bach 7:00 - 8:00 PM All members are encouraged to attend the regular meeting in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206. For information call 410-257-9878 www.ALpost206. org Karaoke American Legion Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd, Chesapeake Beach 8:00 – 12:00 PM A good time at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge. Public welcome. Questions? 410-2579878. www.ALPost206.Org.

Saturday, February 17 Beach Zumba Gold-Toning Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach 8:50 – 10:00 AM The Zumba party that you love at your own pace with a low intensity total body workout using light weights. No fitness or dance experience necessary. Concerns/questions contact Parks and Recreation at 410-535-7080. 2018 CBOCS 7th Anniversary Chesapeake Beach Town Hall 9:30 – 11:30 AM Snow or Shine

Join CBOCS members and interested residents to celebrate seven great years of growing oysters, educating youth, outreach to the community, water monitoring and enhancing the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail. Continental breakfast, conversation and meeting. GoatToBeZen Yoga Class Prosperity Acres, 811 Sunderland Ct, Sunderland 10:00 -11:00 AM This class offers a great way for beginners to learn yoga basics. The uniqueness of the class offers animal therapy by adding our loving/playful goats to the mix. For details call (443) 964-4972 or go to prosperityacres.com. Purchase tickets through the link: w w w.eventbrite.com/e/ goattobezen-yoga-class-tickets-42519205087

Lore Oyster House Tours 14430 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons 11:00 AM–12:00 PM. & 1:00–2:00 PM Tours will highlight African American experiences at National Historic Landmark, J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House. It is an off-site exhibit. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Calvert Marine Museum. Visit www.calvetmarinemuseum.com. Savor the Flavor: Chocolate Darnall’s Chance Museum, 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772 1:00 - 4:00 PM Take a guided tour with our costumed interpreters of our 18th century house. Learn interesting facts about why chocolate was so popular in Colonial America. Visitors will get to taste hot chocolate and chocolate tea made from authentic 1750s recipes. $8/person includes house tour, a cup of hot chocolate and chocolate tea as well as other delectable sweets. Advance registration highly recommended, but walk-ins welcome. 301-952-8010. 10th Year Polar Plunge Vera’s White Sands Beach Club, Lusby 1:00 – 5:00 PM Music by Joel McGuire. Fundraiser event for Our Lady Star of the Sea School. Info: 410-586-1182. www.verasbeachclb.net.

Sunday, February 18 Frozen Day of Play Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons 12:00 - 4:00 PM A family day of play and creativity. Explore the wonders of winter and ice through a variety of art projects, pretend play, investigations, and more! From frosty face painting, to a frozen treasure hunt, to guided winter walks, kids of all ages will delight in this sensory seasonal experience. Cold Stone Creamery will be here with yummy ice cream! Snacks and drinks will be available too. Quarter Auction American Legion Post 274, 11820 HG Trueman Rd, Lusby 12:00 - 3:00 PM The Fun Bunch & Friends Quarter Auctions host this event to benefit United Way of Calvert County and Erin Knowles’s run for 2018 Mardi Gras Queen. A fun afternoon of prizes! Win items for as little as $0.25! Not sure how to play? We’ll show you how! Auction begins at 1:00 pm. Paddles are $3 each of 2 for $5. Info or reservations: 240-416-4224. Winter Hike at Double Oak North Side Trailhead/Double Oak Farm, 676 Double Oak Rd., Prince Frederick 1:00 - 3:00 PM Bundle up and head out on the trail with ACLT’s Annual Guided Winter Hike! Our knowledgeable American Chestnut Land Trust guides will take hikers, starting from the North Side Trailhead to the Chesapeake Bay Overlook. Challenge level: Mod-

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erate. Some steeper hills. Ages: good for 7 and over. No strollers. Register by emailing info@acltweb.org with your name and the number of people in your party. For more information visit www.acltweb.org or call 410-414-3400. Racial Reconciliation Sunday Bayside Baptist Church, 3009 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach 5:00 PM We must remember how far we have to go as Americans to see the promise of racial justice realized. Reflections by Deacon Malcolm Funn as he introduces a special movie showing of “Hidden Figures.” 410257-0712. www.baysidebaptist.com.

Monday, February 19 Presidents’ Day The Great Backyard Bird Count​ Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Join us to count local birds along with the rest of the nation; results are reported to Cornell University. Check out a pair of binoculars from the Discovery Room to use in the Marsh Walk, where you may see the first signs of our feathered friends as they return to the Chesapeake. Free with museum admission. Zumba Gold-Toning Dunkirk Firehouse, Ward Rd., Dunkirk 7:00 - 8:00 PM A total body workout using light weights to shake up those muscles. The class will focus on muscle conditioning, balance, range of motion and coordination in a party atmosphere. All fitness levels welcome. No experience necessary. Drop in $5. Concerns/questions call 301-520-2338.

Tuesday, February 20 Chair and Goat Yoga, Yoga with Goats Prosperity Acres, 811 Sunderland Ct., Sunderland 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Chair yoga!!! For all ages, who want to enjoy yoga and time with the goats but can’t exercise on the yoga mat. For details call 443-964-4972 or go to prosperityacres.com. Purchase tickets through the link: www.eventbrite.com/e/new-chair-and-goat-yoga-class-tickets-42520051619. Summer Job Fair Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach 3:30 - 5:30 PM Looking for summer or seasonal employment? Come dressed for success and ready to meet with employers, get job seeking and job keeping tips and be ready to land your dream job early. 410-257-2554 Steak Dinner American Legion Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd, Chesapeake Beach 5:30 - 7:00 PM Particular about your Steak? Order it directly from the Grill-Master and you get what you order. $15 includes sides, salad, beverage, and roll. Public welcome. For information call 410-257-9878. www. ALpost206.org. Zumba Toning Mt. Hope Community Ctr., 104 Pushaw Station Rd., Sunderland 7:00 - 8:00 PM All fitness levels welcome. No experience necessary. Light weights are used for the entire class; thus a slightly amplified workout. Concerns/questions or want to know how you can try a class for FREE, call 410-535-7080. Twin Beach Toastmasters Club

Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave. Chesapeake Beach 7:00 - 8:00 PM We are starting a Toastmasters Club for Chesapeake Beach and the surrounding area. A Toastmasters club provides a proven educational program in a supportive, self-paced environment that improves communication and leadership skills. Tuesdays – Bingo North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Doors open 5:00 PM; Bingo starts 7:30 PM $5000 jackpot. Admission $8/person. Food and drink available for purchase. Information 301-855-0520.

Wednesday, February 21 Holy Week in Word and Art Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 10210 HG Trueman Rd., Lusby 6:00 - 7:00 PM Lenten Series 2018 - “What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art.” A video exploration of Holy Week through the masterpiece artwork of renowned artist John August Swanson and explanation of the Scriptural stories. All are welcome, you do not need to be a parishioner. Also, Sundays, March 4, 11 & 18 at 2:00 PM.

Thursday, February 22 Little Minnows: Fascinating Fish! Calvert Marine Museum,14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons 10:00-11:00 AM For preschoolers ages 3-5. This program focuses on one of the museum’s three themes and usually includes a story and craft activity. Members are free; $5 for non-members. CSM Transfer Fair College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Bldg. B, Multipurpose Rm., 115 J.W. Williams Road 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Students can meet representatives from a variety of colleges and universities, explore college majors and degree programs and meet with CSM faculty to help plan their next education step. Free. 443-550-6026. Gills Club Meeting Calvert Marine Museum,14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons 5:30-7:30 pm A STEM-focused program from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) with activities designed for girls ages 7–12 interested in learning more about sharks. Preregistration is required. 410326-2042, ext. 23. 2018; February 22, 2018; March 15, 2018, and April 26, 2018. Nutrients That Heal: Nutrition Workshop 110 Main St., Prince Frederick 6:00 – 7:00 PM Nutrition Coach, Stacy Green of Barefoot Wellness, will discuss Dr. Tennant’ s book “Healing is Voltage.” Those with chronic conditions such as pain, digestion inadequacy, low energy, thyroid conditions, etc. will benefit from this information. Free and open to the public. 410-535-9850. TBT Zumba Gold-Toning Sunderland Elementary School, Sunderland 7:00 - 8:00 PM TBT—Throw Back Thursdays! If you love to dance, this is the fitness class for you. All fitness levels welcome and no experience is necessary. A total body workout using light weights to shake up those muscles. Questions call 410-535-7080.


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Shake It Out. 10:30-11:00am. Shake It Out Music and Movement will create a rich environment that promotes social, emotional and physical skills. Come join us for some shake’n fun. Please register. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. http://CalvertLibrary.info.

Garden Smarter: Companion Planting. 10:00-11:30am. Learn about mutually beneficial crop relationships; keep insect pests away; attract beneficial insects; enhance the health of garden soil; grow great tasting veggies. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. http://CalvertLibrary.info.

Asbury Book Discussion – A Man Called Ove. 10:30-12:00pm. A lively book discussion every other month on the 3rd Thursday. Next book to discuss is decided by the group. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. http://CalvertLibrary.info.

Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & More. 12:00-3:00pm. Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862. http:// CalvertLibrary.info.

T.A.C.O.S. Meeting. 5:00-6:00pm. T.A.C.O.S. (Teen Advisory Council of Students) meeting for teens, Calvert Library needs your help planning events and making sure your library has everything you need. Help make Calvert Library awesome! Free food (and service learning hours) at every meeting! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. http://CalvertLibrary.info. Kids Just Want to Have Fun. 6:30-7:30pm. Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to this series of exciting events exploring topics from art to history to science. Each month will include fun activities, crafts and a snack! Registration is required. This month’s topic: Basketball. Please register. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411. http://CalvertLibrary. info. Harry Potter Hangout. 7:008:30pm. How did Harry Potter get into the house? Through the Gryffin-Door! Do you love Harry Potter? We do too! Harry Potter-themed fun guaranteed! Cos-play encouraged but not necessary! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. http://CalvertLibrary.info.

Friday, February 16

On Pins & Needles. 1:00-4:00pm. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

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AARP Tax-Aide Program

Certified Tax-Aide Counselors will be available Monday, February 12 through Friday, April 13, 2018 to prepare individual federal and Maryland state tax returns at no cost or low-to-moderate income senior citizens aged 50-plus. You do not have to be an AARP member. All individuals on the return must be present and provide identification (SSN card and photo ID). Please call for more information: Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606; North Beach, 410-257-2549; Southern Pines, 410-586-2748.

Living Well With Diabetes Class

Construction Zone. 2:00-4:00pm. Bring your family to explore the Library’s building sets. It’s come and go constructive time in the storytime room as we bring out the library’s collection of Legos®, Keva Planks®, Lincoln Logs®, blocks, Magformers® and more. No registration. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862. http:// CalvertLibrary.info.

This class is for anyone who is pre-diabetic or currently has diabetes, and will help you manage your condition. The class and materials are free. Classes run for 6 weeks on the following dates and times: Calvert Pines Senior Center, Mondays, March 5 – April 16, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (no class on April 2). For more information, and to register please call 410-535-5400, ext 459.

MakePlayLearn. 2:00-4:00pm. Take building and creativity to a whole new level at the library. We provide the space, Legos® and other building materials.. you provide the imagination.​​ Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. http://CalvertLibrary.info.

Calvert Pines, North Beach, and Southern Pines Senior Centers will be closed Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered.

Financial Literacy Forum: Wills & Probate. 2:00-3:30pm. Join the Commission for Women and Calvert Library for a Financial Literacy Forum on Wills and Probate, featuring the Honorable Margaret Phipps, Register of Wills. She will share information and answer your questions on the topic. You don’t have to be wealthy to need a plan for protecting and preserving your family’s assets. Plan ahead! Light refreshments to be served. Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-8551862. http://CalvertLibrary.info.

Closing Announcement

Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC)

Join us as we talk about the book The Help, followed by the March book choice, A Man Called Ove, Thursday, February 22, 10:30 a.m. Ask questions in an interactive session that is set to help you reach goals and improve your lifestyle with Ask the Expert – Trainer. Friday, February 23, 9:30 a.m.

North Beach Senior Center (NBSC)

Joanie Kilmon will discuss the, who, what, where & when of the Twin Beaches. Bring your stories and questions for Twin Beaches Library Presents Local History, Wednesday, February 21, 11 a.m. Men’s breakfast is back by popular demand! Join us and share breakfast with the guys, Friday, February 23, 8 a.m. Please call to pre-register.

Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC)

Answer the survey of your favorite African American musicians with, Black History Music Favorites, Wednesday, February 21, 11 a.m. We will enjoy and dance along with the winners of various genres. Hear the voices of our very own women who have made contributions to Calvert County, Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. during Meet the Women: Inspiring African American Women of Calvert County.

Eating Together Menu

Monday, February 12

Closed for Presidents Day. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered.

Tuesday, February 13

Oven Fried Chicken, Black Eyed Peas, Spinach, Green Beans, Bread Pudding

Wednesday, February 14

Thursday, February 15

Meatloaf w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Kale, Dinner Roll, Mandarin Oranges

Friday, February 16

Baked Herb Fish, Brown Rice, Vegetable Soup, Broccoli, Dinner Roll, Orange Sections

Chicken Curry over Rice, Carrots, Dinner Roll, Tangerine Lunches are served to seniors, aged 60-plus, and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Lunches are subject to change.

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Lady Seahawks Pull Out Seahawks Take Down Last Minute Victory Ferrum College

Olivia Nowlin ‘18 - Photo Credit: Julia Persell

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s basketball erased a six-point deficit in the final minute and a half to pull out a 67-65 Capital Athletic Conference road win over Southern Virginia University Saturday afternoon. Senior captain Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./ Glenelg) tallied a game- and team-best 17 points while sophomore guard Janey Mathisen (Marshfield, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) laid in the game-winning bucket in the final seconds to lead the Seahawks to the season sweep of SVU. The Basics Score: St. Mary’s 67, Southern Virginia 65 Records: St. Mary’s (8-14, 4-12 CAC), Southern Virginia (12-11, 5-11 CAC) Location: Buena Vista, Va. – Knight Sports Arena How It Happened Southern Virginia entered the fourth period with only a one-point lead before back-to-back baskets by Katie Garrish gave the Knights a five-point cushion 41 seconds into the last quarter. SVU would build a six-point advantage on four separate occasions, with the last one coming at 1:26 when Cory Stout knocked down two free throws for a 63-57 SVU lead. The Seahawks then took over as four different players combined for a 10-2 run over the final 1:17 of the game. Mathisen scored four points in the run, including the game-winning layup with four seconds to go, while the Knights went 0-for4 at the line with one turnover. Southern Virginia opened up a fivepoint lead in the first stanza behind 50.0% (6-12) shooting from the field but the Seahawks used eight points off of seven SVU miscues to pull within 17-16. The Knights came out firing in the second period, shooting nearly 70% (9-13) from the field during the next 15 minutes. After St. Mary’s claimed a one-point lead for the second time in the quarter, Southern Virginia closed out the first half on an 8-0 run to boast a 36-29 halftime advantage. Shelby Butler was the half’s leading scorer with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting while Nowlin and junior captain Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown

Visitation) led the Seahawks with seven apiece. SVU dominated the paint in the first half, 20-12, while St. Mary’s picked up 17 points off of 13 turnovers by the home team. Southern Virginia bolstered its lead to 11 points at the 5:44-minute mark of the third stanza behind an opening 11-7 run but the Seahawks used a 12-2 run to end the quarter down only one. Inside the Box Score The Seahawks forced 25 turnovers with a season-best 17 steals, capitalizing for 28 points, while 13 offensive rebounds led St. Mary’s to eight second chance points. Nowlin posted 17 points by matching her career-high in field goals with six for the fourth time while adding three rebounds and two assists. She has now scored in double-digits 10 times this season. Robey came away with a near tripledouble on 15 points, nine boards, and a career-best eight steals plus three helpers while senior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James) contributed 11 points, six caroms, a career-high five steals, and two dimes. Mathisen finished the day with 10 points for her third straight double-figure scoring performance while chipping in career-bests of four rebounds and three assists. Southern Virginia was led by a pair of double-doubles as Garrish registered 13 points and a game-best 13 rebounds and Alexus Barnes recorded 11 boards and 10 points. The duo’s combined effort of 24 caroms helped the Knights notch a 45-37 rebounding margin. Game Notes Kline remains in fourth place on the St. Mary’s all-time scoring list with 1,206 career points in 97 games. She needs 42 points to move into the third spot and pass Stephanie Saint-Aubin ‘10, who put up 1,247 points in three seasons as a Seahawk. Up Next for the Seahawks Feb. 14 at York College of Pennsylvania (15-8, 11-5 CAC) – York, Pa. – CAC game – 6:00 p.m. 

Nine different players found the back of the net for the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon in a dominating seasonopening win. The Seahawks picked up a 14-3 non-conference win over Ferrum College in a constant downpour at St. Mary’s Ryken High School. The Basics Score: St. Mary’s 14, Ferrum 3 Records: St. Mary’s (1-0), Ferrum (0-1) Location: Leonardtown, Md. – The Mil Family Field at St. Mary’s Ryken High School Shots: St. Mary’s 44, Ferrum 15 Ground Balls: St. Mary’s 33, Ferrum 15 Face-Off Wins: St. Mary’s 14, Ferrum 5 Extra-Man Opportunities: St. Mary’s 0-2, Ferrum 1-4 Saves: St. Mary’s 4, Ferrum 9 Caused Turnovers: St. Mary’s 7, Ferrum 5 Turnovers: St. Mary’s 10, Ferrum 17 Penalties: St. Mary’s 4 for 2:30, Ferrum 2 for 1:00 How It Happened St. Mary’s soared to a 5-0 lead in the first 15 minutes as five Seahawks picked up their first goals of the season while red-shirt junior attackman Steve Jones (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) tallied a goal and an assist. The Seahawks headed into halftime with a 7-0 advantage tacking on two more, including a buzzer-beater from

Connor Quinn ‘18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

senior midfielder Connor Quinn (Lusby, Md./Calverton). St. Mary’s rattled off five more unanswered scores to open up a 12-0 margin with 6:07 to go in the third period. Kyle Lister finally put Ferrum on the scoreboard at 3:41. Junior midfielder Marshall Rhodes (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) notched both Seahawk goals in the fourth quarter while Lister scored his second of the day for the Panthers. Inside the Box Score Jones (2-1) and Rhodes (2-1) led the Seahawks with three points apiece while Quinn and sophomores Jack Conway (Salisbury, Md./Salisbury School) and Erich Wuesthoff (Newbury Park, Calif./ Newbury Park) each tallied two goals. First-year midfielder Luke McWright (Baldwin, Md./Loyola Blakefield) made a stellar debut for St. Mary’s, winning 14-of-19 face-offs and scooping up a game-best seven ground balls. Senior long-stick midfielder Conner Campbell (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and junior defenseman Benjamin Stevens led the defensive effort with three caused turnovers apiece while junior goalkeeper Ross Snodderly (Reisterstown, Md./ Franklin) made four saves in his first career start for his first career win. Up Next for the Seahawks Feb. 17 vs. No. 13 Dickinson College (0-0) – Sparks, Md. – U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame – 1:00 p.m.


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The Maryland Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 903, which is: “For the purpose of repealing provisions that establish the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center and its governance: and generally relating to the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center”. This Bill, if enacted, would transform the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) from what is currently a fully independent regional higher education center governed by a Board of Governors comprised totally of Southern Maryland citizens into a third-tier University System of Maryland (USM) regional center with only local “Advisory Board” input to its operations and, most importantly, to the selection of its advanced degree offerings. This Bill would have no effect, positive or negative, upon the efforts currently underway which are directed toward the SMHEC’s third building, an education and research facility being constructed under the auspices of the USM. The issue of the Research Center, currently partially funded and in the planning stages by the USM, is essentially settled – and will hopefully prove to be a valuable, if expensive, asset supporting both necessary Southern Maryland economic diversity and the Navy’s continued presence here. The absorption of the totality of the SMHEC into the mass of the USM however, is driven by only the apparent reluctance of the State of Maryland to recognize the value of such independent centers (there are multiple) through reliable funding and the absence of sufficient public dialog to effect a change to that dynamic. Rather, the easy route is to funnel funding into the USM and hope for the best. Again, there is no linkage between the research facility and the absorption of the SMHEC as a whole. USM represents fine institutions of higher education and many of the offerings provided over the past 24 years at the SMHEC have been by USM components. Many other of the fine offerings however have been provided by non-USM associated schools. In fact, the very first offeror to come to the SMHEC in 1994

was Notre Dame of Maryland University, an indepen- with a separate governing structure, headquartered outdent institution willing to take a risk at a brand new side the region, would undermine the future accounthigher education center to provide local graduate de- ability and responsiveness of SMHEC’s programs and gree-leading programming to the substantial education services to the needs of Southern Maryland and its community in Southern Maryland. That commitment people. Since there is no apparent rationale to support by Notre Dame was instrumental in assuring the future this bill right now, I would hope that such a drastic step of the SMHEC and led soon to interest by other insti- can be tabled pending at least the opportunity for more tutions. A primary function of the Board of Governors open community dialog to address the wisdom of its has continued to be to work with constituencies in the effects. region to define higher education needs, solicit program proposals from advanced degree-awarding institutions Robert Randall and to independently select the very best solutions apPast Chairman of the Board of Governors 1994-2004 propriate to our needs – regardless of the offerors’ afSouthern Maryland Higher Education Center filiations, or even, in some cases, whether in-state or external to Maryland. The control rests locally. Independent governance has also resulted in the provision of needed programs very efficiently. While comparative numbers are sometimes hard to extract from the huge entity which is USM, estimates are that SMHEC FRANKIE SHEGOGUE & FRIENDS operating costs are on the Thursday, Feb 15 Rhythm & Blues order of one half of those Westlawn Inn of USM-affiliated regional THE RYAN FORRESTER BAND 7:30 - 10:00 pM The Ruddy Duck, Solomons higher education centers. www.westlawninn.com 7:30 PM Delegating total rehttp://www.ruddyduckbrewery.com sponsibility and authority for the administration Tuesday, Feb 20 Friday, Feb 16 of SMHEC, currently a BEN CONNELLY self-governing institution KARAOKE Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill, Solomons of higher education estabAnglers Seafood Bar & Grill, Solomons 6:00 - 9:00 PM lished under State law, and 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM www.anglers-seafood.com www.anglers-seafood.com transferring all its assets TRIO TACO TUESDAY to another academic entity

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18 FINANCIAL PLANNING TIPS FOR 2018 SOCIAL SECURITY.

It’s not enough to live on, but it is a safety net for you. Check out the benefits to which you are entitled and keep in mind that there are limitations under age 66 to the amounts you can earn if you receive social security.

INSURANCE.

There are insurance products out there that can give you income and security for your principal. A professional is required to advise you on all the products available to you. Do your due diligence and interview professionals—unless they can explain how the insurance products work, walk away. You want someone who treats you with respect and is well educated about insurance products and you and your family.

INDEX FUNDS.

By Lyn Striegel Contributing Writer This is for all you procrastinators out there. You know who you are. It’s never too early or too late to start a financial plan. Every year I prepare a list of financial planning tips. In hopes of inspiring you to start a financial plan, here are 18 tips for your 2018 financial plan:

STASH THE CASH.

The first step is to stash enough cash to give you breathing room if something terrible happens like an illness or job loss. At least 6 months and probably a year’s worth of income will do it.

PAY YOURSELF FIRST.

If you own a small business, get yourself on the books too. It’s tempting to pay everyone else before you, but by doing that you cheat yourself. Be kinder to you.

NO CREDIT CARDS ALLOWED.

Think about it—twenty percent interest on your purchases? This is a terrible drag on your finances. Pay off those credit cards with a plan. Then, keep one for emergencies but otherwise buy with cash.

MAX OUT THE 401(K).

If your employer has a 401(k) and you do not participate, shame on you. Especially if the employer will match your contributions—that’s free money to you.

GET IT ALL IN ONE PLACE.

If you can’t see it, you can’t manage it. Get all your investment accounts under one roof with one statement a month.

ALLOCATE, ALLOCATE, ALLOCATE.

This goes without saying, but unless you allocate your assets across cash, stocks and bonds, you will not succeed as an investor. I always recommend investors consult a professional to allocate their assets—interview the professionals until you find one that responds most to your concerns.

LET IT RIDE.

Compound interest is your friend. The more you can reinvest your interest or dividends, the better.

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS.

Following the business news to figure out how to make a plan is just foolish. The news cycle is not your investment guide. Turn off the 24-hour business “news” and focus on making a plan to last over time.

SAVINGS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH.

You’ve got to make investments to earn money on your money. Just keeping it in the mattress will not help defeat inflation. With interest rates rising, you now have a better chance of earning money on your investments.

I like ‘em and so does everyone else. Keep it basic with index funds that track the major indexes. There are far too many hybrid index funds out there that are too risky. Forget the bells and whistles—go for the basic indexes.

BENEFICIARIES.

You need to check on what beneficiaries you have designated for your accounts, retirement plans, insurance policies, etc. Make sure it isn’t the ex-spouse or deceased parents. The latest dated beneficiary designation counts so keep these up to date.

REQUIRED DOCS.

You know I’m going to advise you to get your estate plan in order as a major part of your financial plan. You need a Will or a Living Trust, a Power of Attorney and a Living Will. Without these documents, you have no power to help your loved ones in a medical emergency and the courts will decide the distribution of your assets.

GET YOUR CREDIT RATING AND KEEP UP WITH IT.

There are lots of free available tools to help you get your credit rating. Review your credit report and question anything that is not clear to you. Submit corrections to all three major credit reporting agencies and follow-up to make sure the corrections have been implemented on your report. To re-build your credit, obtain a credit card, make a small monthly purchase and pay it off every month. Keep doing this for a year. The results will show up as current on your credit report and raise your score.

CONFIDENCE.

This is the hard part. Financial planning is not rocket science—anyone can do this by following simple rules. HAVE CONFIDENCE.

GET MORE EDUCATION.

There are so many learning tools out there. Every major brokerage firm and insurance company has tips for you on starting and maintaining a financial plan. And, most reputable financial advisors are very willing to give you their time free of charge to discuss financial planning. Take advantage of what is available to you and learn more. You can never get enough education.

BE PATIENT.

You will not achieve success by chasing the most current trend. Pick your investments carefully, making sure to allocate and be patient about the results. If at any time your investments decline more than 15%, review them with your advisor It may be time to get out of some of them. Your horizon should be long-term. Striegel & Baddour is a law firm focused on Estate and Business Planning located in North Beach with appointment locations in Hollywood and Annapolis. Beginning February 21st at 11am, we are offering free classes open to everyone on the third Wednesday of each month at our office at 8906 Bay Avenue, North Beach. Please call 301-855-2246 to RSVP. Nothing in the following article represents legal advice. Readers are urged to consult their legal counsel.


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Katie L. St. Clair

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2018-02-15 Calvert County Times  

The Calvert County Times newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland. Published by Southern Maryland Publishing. Online presence is provid...

2018-02-15 Calvert County Times  

The Calvert County Times newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland. Published by Southern Maryland Publishing. Online presence is provid...

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