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ON THE COVER: (L TO R) CALVERTHEALTH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER ANTHONY BLADEN, CALVERTHEALTH ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE COMMUNICATION AND PHILANTHROPY THERESA JOHNSON, CALVERT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR KELLY ROBERTSON-SLAGLE, BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRESIDENT EVAN SLAUGHENHOUPT, CALVERTHEALTH PRESIDENT AND CEO DEAN TEAGUE, CALVERT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TERRY SHANNON, CALVERT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ZONING DEPUTY DIRECTOR BRITTANY WADDELL AND CALVERTHEALTH VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT KASIA SWEENEY.

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Library. North Beach and Chesapeake Beach have been vying for the distinction for months. North Beach had been chosen once before but the site selection process was reopened in March. Chesapeake Beach Mayor Pat Mahoney criticized the initial decision, saying that North Beach had been given two bites out of the apple by being allowed to submit a revised proposal. The Calvert County Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) then reopened the process saying that the two proposals from the towns were for leasing town lands. In a press release the board said, “In order to qualify for a state capital grant possibly worth up to $2.3 million, the county or library will need to own the property on which the library would be built.” The towns were invited to resubmit their proposals for donating their land instead. The towns then made proposals to the library board at a meeting last month. The library board presented their recommendation to the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at their May 15 meeting. The recommendation said: “The BOLT greatly appreciated the interest of both towns and the thoughtful presentations provided. Both towns’ proposals met the basic criteria for site selection and each had unique positive aspects. After completing a scoring matrix for both proposals, the BOLT determined that the site offered by North Beach provided a highly accessible location that was more compatible with library activities, in a closely integrated cultural, business, residential and civic center.” The North Beach site is on the Bay near the center of town. Chesapeake Beach’s site was behind the water park and near Kellum Field. The BOCC voted 4-0 to approve the BOLT recommendation. Commissioner Tom Hejl recused himself because his wife works for the libraries. Commissioner Pat Nutter noted the decision was tough because both towns’ passion for the project. “I think we have to follow the (BOLT) recommendation,” he said. Commissioner Mike Hart added, “There is no right decision, but a decision has to be made.” Mayor Mahoney attended the meeting but was not given the opportunity to speak. The new library is expected to cost almost $8 million, with $2.2 million coming from State Capital Grant funds and the rest from the county. State monies are expected sometime in the fiscal years 2020-2022 time frame.

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a meet and greet at 6 p.m., at the Hall at Huntingtown (second floor of the firehouse). That forum is sponsored by the Republican Central Committee. The Democratic Party has not posted any information about forums for their par(l to r) Kelly McConkey, Mark Arness, Dave Gatton, Bruce Henkelman, Mike Hart, Thomas ty, although there are some “Tim” Hutchins, Patrick Flaherty, Earl “Buddy” Hance, Tom Hejl, Steve Weems. contested races. The Republican Men By Dick Myers of Calvert County and the Republican Women of CalEditor vert County clubs also sponsored a forum just for GOP Calvert County’s registered Democrats and Republi- commissioner candidates on Monday, May 14 at the Elks cans (Independents can’t vote in primaries) have some Lodge #1015 in Prince Frederick. Ten of the candidates work to do between now and the June 26 primary election appeared, all white men. Commissioners Pat Nutter and Evan Slaughenhoupt, Jr. (or sooner if early voting, which begins June 14). That’s have opted not to run again. School board member Kelly because there are multiple contested races, including McConkey is unopposed in the Republican primary for county commissioner, sheriff and state’s attorney. Slaughenhoupt’s seat, Commissioner District 3. Two of the five incumbent county commissioners have Four men are slugging it out for Nutter’s open seat, opted not to seek reelection, creating wide open races. Commissioner District 2 -- Mark Arness, David GatAnd, the incumbents are also facing challenges. Some of ton, Bruce Henkelman and Thomas “Tim” Hutchins all those challengers are political novices, leaving them with participated. the daunting challenge of getting their name before the The At-Large race for two slots features two incumvoters any way they can. bents, Tom Hejl and Steve Weems, and three challengers, Voters can find out about candidates by following mePatrick Flaherty, Earl “Buddy” Hance, and Bill Heine. All dia coverage. The Calvert County Times is interviewing but Heine participated. candidates in contested races and will have stories on Incumbent Mike Hart has one primary challenger in those races in a special section in our June 7 issue. his Commissioner District 1 primary, but that challenger, Several forums have been held so far, including one at Emad Dides, was a no show. Asbury-Solomons. The GOP is holding a forum for all The forum was generally cordial, with none of the canof their candidates on Tuesday, May 22 beginning with

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didates specifically criticizing another. But the challengers, generally, expressed concern about the job being done by the incumbents. Retaining rural character was an oftmentioned mantra. The issue of a proposed county office building at Armory Square is an example of the diversity of opinions. A County Times poll showed no public support for the project. Henkelman and Flaherty favor forcing the courts out of the courthouse and expanding that historic building for county offices. Hutchins, on the other hand, seems to support a new building, noting the overall space needs for agencies such as the sheriff’s department. Hance was blunt in his answer – “I don’t know.” He said he had asked for the staff investigation of options but has yet to receive it. McConkey also said as an outsider looking in he needed more information. Arness said maybe several smaller buildings instead of one large building was the answer. Gatton said he would like to see mixed use at the armory site and using existing space for government. Hejl was the most outspoken supporter of the proposal. He said it wasn’t an option to use the existing County Services Plaza because of lot size limitations. Hart said of building versus continuing to rent: “This is the cheapest you will ever borrow,” referring to the existing low interest rates. And then there was Weems, who voted against the decision on Armory Square but for the increase in bond authority to pay for it. He said having the authority is a wise move, but he just wasn’t comfortable with the quick decision on Armory Square without more citizen input. dickmyers@countytimes.net

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School Population Decline Expected in Near Future By Dick Myers Editor

Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) are expected to show enrollment declines, although nothing dramatic, for the next eight years before increasing slightly. Enrollment has been on a decline for the past several years and now stands at 15,506 students. According to projections in the just released CCPS Educational Facilities Master Plan, enrollment is expected to be slightly higher next year and then not attain those levels again until 2026. Several factors may be at play, according to Director of School Construction Shuchita Warner. The underlying factor is that Calvert, which used to be the fastest growing county in the state, is now flatlining. The plan says: “Slow growth initiatives enacted by past Boards of County Commissioners, work force migration closer to the employment hubs and the current economic conditions have slowed new housing starts and commercial interest. Recent information provided by the Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building projects the population of the county to grow to 94,600 residents by the year 2020. The present estimated county population is 91,940. Due to the growth patterns of the past decade, the county has had to invest in new school construction, public facilities, roads and other related infrastructure, all having a considerable financial impact. “ Warner said that the county has stopped making population estimates, depending instead on the state. Recently the state revised the county’s projected

population for 2020 downward by 1,000 residents, to 93,000. Even that may be optimistic, considering that current estimate of 91,940. Warner also reported that the number of deaths in the county is approaching the number of live births, so any population increase would have to come from people moving into the county. In 2016, the latest full year for statistics, live births declined by 1.9 percent to 907 while deaths increased by 9.8 percent, to 720. The document contains population trends for each

school, in addition to construction plans for the school system. School board member Dawn Balinski called it her favorite report because it contained so much valuable information. It can be viewed at the Board Docs document for the May 10 meeting under Educational Facilities Master Plan, agenda item 6.09. dickmyers@countytimes.net

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The issue of the need for a transportation plan, alternately called a study, has surfaced in the election campaigns for county commissioner. The current Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) may have taken the wind out of the sails of that argument by giving the go-ahead at their May 15 meeting for a transportation plan. There will still be some detractors, because the decision provides a timetable for completing the plan, so it can be incorporated into the zoning ordinance update, 18 months from now. Some community activists, and candidates, say the plan should be done in conjunction with the Comprehensive Plan update, now underway. That would slow the plan update process. According to a staff report presented to the BOCC by Planning Director Mark Willis: “During the April 18 Planning Commission meeting, staff briefed the Planning Commission on the desire to update the Calvert County 1997 Transportation Plan. At the Planning Commission’s work session on the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan update on Jan. 10, 2018, the Planning Commis-

sion, by consensus, decided to request a county multi-modal transportation plan. A multi-modal plan would address vehicles, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian modes.” Willis reported: “A transportation plan is likely to cover an entire county while a traffic study may look at a single intersection or an entire town center. It was expressed to the Planning Commission that in this case, the transportation plan is as much a vision as is the current comprehensive plan. In order to fully develop and update the 1997 Transportation Plan, we must understand the visions of an updated and adopted comprehensive plan. Updating the transportation plan prior to the adoption of the Zoning Ordinance will provide for a useful planning tool. This action will ensure any changes in zoning that are in direct support of the comprehensive plan, will not negatively impact the already congested transportation infrastructure throughout Calvert County Staff will come back in several weeks with a price estimate for the study. Wills told the planning commission it would be about $100,000. dickmyers@countytimes.net


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Survey Shows Blue Crab Population Healthy

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of the 2018 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of blue crabs remains healthy and sustainable. While this year’s cold weather and ice cover took a toll on the adult crab population, causing an estimated 35 percent mortality of adult females wintering in state waters, the number of young crabs that returned to Chesapeake Bay this year increased 34 percent. Blue crabs spend the first part of their lives in the Atlantic Ocean before returning to the bay to grow and mature. “Despite the cold, hard winter, which extended well into the spring, the blue crab population remains healthy, resilient and sustainable,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “Even with the erratic weather, which included snow in April,  the blue crab population remains well within parameters, showing that the state and our partners are managing the species well.” The survey indicates a bay-wide crab population of 371 million, a decrease from last year’s estimate of 455 million, driven largely by a decrease in the number of adult crabs. In 2018, the spawning female stock decreased 42 percent from 254 to 147 million, dropping below the target level of 215 million, but remaining well above safe levels. This year’s adult female abundance remains among the 10 highest of the nearly three decade old survey. Adult male crab

abundance declined 23 percent from 76 to 59 million. The juvenile crab population increased 34 percent over last year, reaching 167 million. “Although the number of spawningage females is down from last year, we are pleased to see that their abundance is well above the minimum safe number even with the winter weather and lackluster reproduction last year,” Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee Chair Glenn Davis said. “Last year we had very few young crabs entering the bay. Those juveniles grew through 2017 and endured this year’s cold winter to become the 2018 class of spawning adults.” The decline in numbers of adult crabs in the bay may lead to a slow start to the early harvest season, but as young crabs enter the fishery and increase their abundance in midsummer, Maryland may see an improved late season. The 2017 bay-wide crab harvest decreased slightly in 2017, from 60 to 54 million pounds, but continued to operate at sustainable levels, especially for female crabs. “This year’s results give us optimism that our management approach is effective at conserving adequate numbers of crabs even when the number of juveniles is low and winter mortality is high,” Maryland Fishing and Boating Services Director David Blazer said. “We will continue our conversations with industry and partners throughout the season to ensure a successful and sustainable harvest.”

Routine Maintenance Scheduled on Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge On Sunday, May 20, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform routine maintenance to the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County. Crews will be clearing bridge drains between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Drivers will be guided through the work zone using a flagging operation. Motorists should plan extra travel time Sunday morning. While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA’s electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto www.md511.org.

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Young Girl Dies After Vehicle Crash A 12-year-old Lusby girl succumbed on Friday, May 11, 2018, from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. On May 1, 2018 at 6:50 a.m., the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and emergency personnel responded to the area of Indian Bridge Road and Park Drive in Great Mills for the report of a single-vehicle collision. Upon arrival, units located a single vehicle off the roadway which had struck an embankment, a mailbox and street signs. The operator of the vehicle, Kelly Rapert, 57 of Lusby, was found to have incapacitating injuries and was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, while a juvenile passenger, 12-year-old Madison Clare Curran of Lusby, suffered severe incapacitating injuries and was eventually transported to Georgetown University Hospital. Initial investigation revealed the vehicle, a 2009 Honda Accord, was traveling southbound on Indian Bridge Road when for unknown reasons the vehicle left

the roadway, struck an embankment and a mailbox. The vehicle continued to travel across Park Drive and struck several street signs before coming to a stop. The juvenile passenger was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, transferred to Children’s Hospital and then transferred to Georgetown University Hospital due to the severity of the injuries sustained. On Friday, May 11, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the juvenile passenger had succumbed to her injuries at 3:37 p.m. At this time, speed, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in this collision. Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Cpl. Brian Connelly #151 from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reconstruction Unit at 301-475-4200, ext. *8031 or by email at Brian.Connelly@ stmarysmd.com Jason Babcock, St. Mary’s County Sheriff ’s Officer PIO

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On May 12th, 2018 at approximately 3:03 p.m. deputies responded to Maryland Route 2 and Wayside Drive in Sunderland for a report of an accident involving three vehicles. The investigation revealed a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Mathew Austin Smith of Bushwood was waiting to turn at Wayside Drive. A 2013 Dodge Caravan, driven by Nicole Bland from Lusby was travelling northbound in the same area when it struck the Cavalier and sent it into oncoming traffic. The Cavalier subsequently struck a Toyota Prius, driven by Rachel Broderick from Huntingtown. The Cavalier and the Prius both caught fire. The occupants of the vehicles were removed by unknown citizens. Mr. Smith was transported by helicopter for his injuries. The Dodge Caravan driven by Bland

also had twin 6-month-old passengers in the vehicles. They were secured in car seats and uninjured. Bland was charged with Driving under the influence and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. This case is still under investigation by Dfc. Bowlan. Capt. David Payne, sheriff’s office spokesman, said Bland has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and controlled dangerous substances. Bland also faces charges of reckless driving, Payne told The County Times, and charges are pending for her driving the car with children in it while intoxicated. Bland refused the breathalyzer test after the accident, Payne said. Calvert Sheriff ’s Office Press Release


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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Blotter During the week of May 7 – May 13 – deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,521 calls for service throughout the community. Burglary: 18-23961 On May 8, 2018 Deputy Holt responded to San Rafael Road, Lusby for the report of a burglary. The victim stated that sometime between May 4th and May 6th an unknown suspect(s) entered their residence and stole US currency from the bedroom. The value of stolen property is $500. Burglary: 18-24252 On May 8, 2018 Deputy S. Naughton responded to Patuxent Court, Prince Frederick for the report of a burglary. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence leaving multiple boot prints throughout the residence. It was determined no items were stolen from the residence and there was no damaged property. Damaged Property: 18-24615 On May 10, 2018 Deputy Lorenzano responded to Almost There Court, Owings for the report of damaged property that occurred on Lower Marlboro Road. The victim stated that their Caterpillar mini excavator window had been damaged by an unknown suspect(s). The estimated value of damaged property is $1,200. Damaged Property: 18-25033 On May 11, 2018 Deputy McDonough responded to Mills Pond Drive, Port Republic for the report of damaged property. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) had banged on the door hard enough to leave three dents in the door. Theft: 18-23894 On May 7, 2018 Deputy Bowlan responded to Mount Harmony Road, Owings for the report of a theft. The victim stated that sometime between May 6th at 9:00pm and May 7th at 5:15am an unknown suspect(s) stole three cellphones and a disposable camera. The value of stolen property is $140. Theft: 18-24702 On May 10, 2018 Deputy R. Evans responded to Timber View Lane, St. Leonard for the report of a theft. The victim stated that sometime between May 5th at 11:30am and 1:30pm an unknown suspect(s) stole their package from their driveway containing a surveillance camera. The value of the stolen property is $35. Theft: 18-24739 On May 10, 2018 Deputy Deleon-Suero responded to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for the report of a theft that occurred on Mears Avenue. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) had stolen their boat trailer registration plate. The value of stolen property is $50.

Theft: 18-24768 On May 10, 2018 Deputy Crum responded to Fowler Road, Owings for the report of a theft. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) had removed their registration plate to their motorcycle. The value of the stolen property is $75. Arrest: On May 7, 2018 Deputy Ridgely responded to District Court for the report of a subject altering a drug test. The Correctional Deputy advised while watching the subject later identified as Brian Melkus (32) of Catonsville take the court ordered drug test, he observed Melkus attempting to shield his body in an attempt to hide what he was doing. It was determined Melkus had someone else’s urine attached to his body in an attempt to alter the test. Once Melkus was transported back to the jail and searched again, it was determined he had cocaine concealed on his persons. Melkus was charged with Alter Drug/Alcohol Test, CDS: PossessionNot Marijuana (Cocaine), Possession Contraband- Place of Confinement, and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia. On May 11, 2018 Deputy Boerum conducted a traffic stop in the area of S Solomons Island Road and Broomes Island Road. Deputy Boerum made contact with the driver later identified as Bryan Gatton Jr (32) of Prince Frederick and advised him of the reason for being stopped. A check through Emergency Communications revealed Gatton was driving on a suspended license. Deputy Boerum conducted a search of the vehicle and his persons, and located paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Gatton was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with two counts of CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia. On May 11, 2018 Deputy Ridgely was patrolling the area of N. Solomons Island Road and W. Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick when he was given a lookout for a female subject that possibly had a knife. Deputy Ridgely made contact with the female later identified as Jessica Hawk (20) of St. Leonard walking down the side of the road. While making contact with Hawk it was determined she had a butterfly knife concealed in her left hand. Hawk was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Dangerous Weapon-Conceal.

On May 12, 2018 Deputy Yates conducted a traffic stop at the WaWa, Prince Frederick. Deputy Yates made contact with the driver later identified as Darren Hopkins (33) of Prince Frederick for the reason he was being stopped. While speaking with Hopkins, Deputy Yates could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. Hopkins was asked to exit the vehicle for a search to be conducted. A search of the vehicle was positive for narcotics. Hopkins was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Oxycodone). On May 13, 2018 multiple deputies responded to the Holiday Inn, Prince Frederick for the report of a fight in progress. As units were arriving on scene Sergeant G. Shrawder observed two vehicles attempting to leave from the scene. Corporal Harms stopped one of the vehicles with three occupants inside that were being disorderly. While trying to make contact with the occupants of the vehicle Deputy Yates could smell the odor of burnt marijuana and alcohol coming from inside of the vehicle.

All occupants were removed from the vehicle and later identified as Larawnn Dicks (31) of Upper Marlboro, Nerissa Snyder (31) of Upper Marlboro, and Quentin Wilbert (31) of Colorado. While trying to place Dicks into handcuffs he continued to resist and fight with deputies. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Assault-Second Degree. Snyder was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Fail Obey Resonable/Lawful Order of Law Enforcement Officer. Wilbert was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct.


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Search for Fossils, Learn About Your Finds Fossil Field Experience Set for CMM

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Camden Miller (l) and Abby Gibbons held a bake and yard sale in their Lexington Park neighborhood and raised $100, which they used for a shopping spree at Pepper’s Pet Pantry in Solomons. They donated the proceeds to Second Hope Rescue, which was holding an adoption event there on May 12.

Would you like to find and identify your own fossils? Did you know that one of the richest fossil deposits in North America is here in Calvert County at Calvert Cliffs? This explains why even the casual beachcomber finds fossilized shark teeth that are millions of years old. Learn more about this remarkable natural resource, and what it can teach about the prehistoric past. The Fossil Field Experience programs are Saturdays May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, and October

20. The program begins at the Cove Point Lighthouse at 9 a.m. Participants learn how to find and identify fossils with the assistance of a trained expert. Enjoy time on the beach until 11:30 a.m. Bring a bag lunch or eat at one of the many local restaurants. The program continues at 1 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum where participants can discuss fossil finds and explore the Paleontology Hall. The fee for the Fossil Field Experience is $20 per person, ages 8 and over, and includes museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 x41, or visit the museum’s website at www.bit.ly// FossilFieldExperience. Press Release from CMM

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Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Eating fresh and eating local is made easy with an abundance of fresh food from Calvert County’s farmers, agribusinesses and watermen. Calvert County’s five weekly farmers markets return with early harvests ready for sale on the following schedule: Calvert County Farmers Market Association Markets: Tuesdays in Prince Frederick in the CalvertHealth Medical Center parking lot 3-7 p.m., May 8-Nov. 20 • Saturdays in Barstow at the Calvert County Fairgrounds on Route 231 7:30 a.m.-noon, May 5-Nov. 17 • Sundays in Solomons at the Solomons Visitor Center 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 3-Sept. 9 Private/Municipal Markets: • Tuesdays in Prince Frederick at Spider Hall Farm 4-7 p.m., May 15-Oct. 30 • Fridays in North Beach between 5th and 7th streets and Bay Avenue 6-9 p.m., May 4-Oct. 5 Late spring markets include items like bedding plants (vegetables, herbs and

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Southern Marylanders Rally for March for Babies More than $87,000 raised

It was the best feel-good moment of the week when approximately 800 Southern Marylanders showed their support for the health of all moms and babies by participating in March for Babies presented by Pepco Holdings to benefit March of Dimes. Regency Furniture Stadium was packed with strollers, families, and business teams who raised more than $ 87,000 to help give every baby the best possible start. Special guests at the event included Larry Foster, Partner, Evergreen Disposal, and the 2018 Southern Maryland March for Babies Chair. Foster and his family joined walkers on the 3-mile route as DJ Chris Productions provided tunes to keep the energy high. “We saw today how important the health of moms and babies is to the

people of Southern Maryland,” says Foster. “I’m so proud to be part of this community of people who came together to join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.” Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy. March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. The 2018 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, HCA, Cigna, Pampers and regional sponsor Publix Super Markets, Inc. In our community, March for Babies is sponsored by Pepco Holdings, Dominion, Washington Gas, Medstar, Safeway, Subway, and Southern Maryland Woman. Press Release from March of Dimes

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And remember, if there is room in the heart, there is room in the house! Come meet me and the wonderful gang at Tri-County Animal Shelter (6707 Animal Shelter Road, Hughesville) or call 301-9321713 for more information. To see more of my amazing friends available for adoption, “like” us on Facebook @ Tri-County Animal Shelter Southern MD.

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LEGAL PLANNING FOR YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS

As painful as it is to think that your parents may one day be unable to drive, climb stairs, feed themselves or change their own clothes, the time to face these issues is right now when your parents are relatively healthy and, most importantly, able to understand what they are signing. You and your siblings need to have “the talk” with your parents while there is still time to protect them. Clearly, “the talk” will extend far beyond the legal documents that your parents need to put into place. However, no matter what else you discuss, your parents need the protection that the following legal documents will give them: Power of Attorney. This document gives power to a person each of your parents designates to make decisions for them if they are unable to do so. Your parents need to understand that they are NOT giving up their power to make decisions for themselves. All they are doing is appointing someone to make those decisions if and only if they cannot do so. In most cases of married couples, the spouses appoint each other as the power of attorney and, if the other cannot serve, appoint a child or other loved one. Each one of your parents needs their own power of attorney. The form of Power of Attorney that I prefer covers medical care, financial care and guardianship. Guardianship is a critical point. You would think that your father or mother would have the right to sign the paperwork to institutionalize the other if they had to. They do not have that power. Either parent would have to go to court to be declared the guardian of the other before they could sign the paperwork. That court process takes time and costs legal fees. Instead, the power of attorney form should make it clear that the person appointed as power of attorney is also the guardian. Some attorneys will use an Advance Directive and a separate Financial Power of Attorney. Same result, more forms. No matter—the critical issue is whether your elderly parent has the capacity to sign the forms. In order to sign a Power of Attorney, your parents must be able to understand

what they are signing. If your elderly parent has dementia in its later stages and cannot understand what they are doing, they cannot sign legal documents, including the power of attorney. What happens in that case? A Guardianship proceeding. Will or Trust. Your parents need to obtain a Will or a Revocable Living Trust to ensure that their assets will be distributed to their loved ones the way they want it done. A Will is only applicable after the person dies. With a Will or without one, if the person dies with assets in their sole name, those assets must go through the probate process to get to loved ones. The revocable living trust avoids the probate process and works while you are still alive. It is especially effective if one of your parents is incapacitated. If that happens, the other parent ordinarily becomes the sole trustee of the family trust and uses the assets of the trust to take care of the incapacitated parent. If both your parents are incapacitated, they will have appointed a successor trustee under the family trust who can manage the assets in the trust on their behalf. Living Will. Your parents should make their own end of life decisions, specifically whether they want life-saving procedures, in a Living Will. Forms for living wills are found in doctor’s offices, at hospitals and online. No matter how you approach these topics with your parents, they need to be discussed. Family harmony is the critical issue—don’t let messes happen. Encourage your parents to take control and protect themselves and the family. Striegel & Baddour is a law firm focused on Estate and Business Planning located in NorthBeach with appointment locations in Hollywood and Annapolis. Nothing in the following article represents legal advice. Readers are urged to consult their legal counsel.

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Spotlight Shines on 15 Major Employers Visits Made During Business Appreciation Week

By Dick Myers Editor It’s a way to give thanks to Calvert County’s vibrant business community. And it’s also a way for those businesses to give feedback to the community. It’s called Business Appreciation Week and it was held this year May 7-10. The week was so declared by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and coordinated by the county’s Department of Economic Development. This was the events 13th year. This year each of the five county commissioners fanned out to 15 businesses which make up some of the largest employers. They were: Exelon/Cove Point; CalvertHealth Medical Center; Calvert Nursing Center; Calvert Internal Medicine Group; Fantasy World Entertainment; Direct Mail; Asbury Solomons; Holiday Inn Solomons; Chesapeake Biological Lab; BuilderUp; Chesapeake Beach Water Park; Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa; The Arc of Southern Maryland; and The Gott Company. “I think it went fantastic,” was Director of Economic Development Kelly Robertson-Slagle’s assessment of the week. She and newly hired Business Retention Specialist Kathy MacAdams sat down with The County Times on May 14 to discuss the week and what’s been going on with the county’s economic development effort. In addition to the business visits on Tuesday afternoon, the week included a kickoff Monday at Calvert Library hosted by the Minority Business Alliance, a Women’s Business Roundtable on Wednesday at the College of Southern Maryland and a closing reception Thursday. “It was a great week” Robertson-Slagle said. MacAdams said that even though the visits are only an hour, “that hour is precious to them” and the businesses spend a lot of time preparing for the visitors. Feedback from the business community included “first and foremost employment,” Robertson-Slagle said. Employers were looking for new employees. ‘There are definitely jobs available.” Some of those jobs are entry-level positions. “They are competing within that same spectrum of skill sets,” she said, including for jobs at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. She said most of businesses looking to hire are working with the College of Southern Maryland and high schools. The Economic Development Department has three prongs: new business development, retention of existing businesses and tourism. MacAdams was just hired from a position with the Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center to handle the existing business retention component. Business Appreciation Week developed out of the business retention activity. Rob-

ertson-Slagle said local businesses could choose to do their business anywhere and they chose Calvert -- to invest here. “We triage in constant lines of communication to let them know we exist.” she added. MacAdams is spending her early days in the department visiting businesses and finding out what their needs are. One concern she is hearing is about transportation – “entry-level employees not being able to get to their jobs.” She has particularly heard that complaint in the Solomons area. “It’s basically education – letting them know there are services available at no cost to them,” MacAdams explained. “For us, the core of what we do is all based relationships,” Robertson-Slagle sad. She said the reality is that if a business is faced with a challenge, they tend to bury (it) instead of reaching out and asking for help. Knowing there is help is reassuring. The resources available are not only in the department but through their network of partners. Robertson-Slagle said she believes that Calvert has a good business retention rate. “We are blessed that our business community is relatively small as compared to other jurisdictions.” That allows them to have “a personal touch and a personal relationship,” she noted. Medart Gallery & Custom Framing is an example of longevity. The family-run Dunkirk small business is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week, MacAdams noted. The new business part of the department, Robertson-Slagle said, involves not only luring new businesses but working with those that have already decided to locate here. That includes working with them to understand the county’s process with agencies such as planning and zoning. “That process can be extremely intimidating, for a client who has never been through building or construction before,” she said. One of the current BOCC’s 13 goals is to make the process more customer friendly. Robertson-Slagle feels that has been successful. Being involved in the county’s economic development since 2005, she said. “I do think we have made some real strides over the years in streamlining that process,” providing more proactive customer service. Educating the client is part of that process, she added. That process not only involves the county, but also the stare and sometimes federal agencies. “We find if we have the opportunity to be with them through the process, they have a much better experience,” Robertson-Slagle explained. There is an inventory of available space, but unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of it. For instance, the new Shoppes at Apple Green in Dunkirk is completely filled. “We really have a challenge with that,” Robertson-Slagle said, particularly in spaces of 1,000 to 2,000 square feet, which she said

Director of the Department of Economic Development Kelly Roberson-Slagle (right) and Business Retention Specialist Kathy MacAdams.

is a “sweet spot,” a comfortable range in which to locate a business. The department has been working with the developer of Shoppes at Apple Green to help fill the approximately 500 jobs available for the various businesses going into the new shopping center, including Harris Teeter and Marshall’s and other smaller stores. As for industrial space, the countyowned Calvert Industrial Park is built out, and there isn’t a lot of turnover there. Patuxent Business Park in Lusby has plenty of available space and the county has been working to spruce up its infrastructure The project was stalled by the economy, Robertson-Slagle said about what’s taken so long to get it going. “In the more recent times we have seen some very bright spots for the future,” she said, although she is unable to share any specifics at this tine because of client confidentiality. “I am very, very hopeful,” she said. The county has also worked with the state to put Patuxent Business Park in an “Opportunity Zone” that creates additional tax benefits to businesses locating there. The park is on a list sent by the state to the federal government for approval. As part of the county’s marketing effort, the department website, calvert.com, has been completely redesigned. RobertsonSlagle says businesses looking for locations cruise the web first during their decision-making process. “They get their first impression of you by online research,” she said. Two other components of the economic development effort are tourism and agriculture, “Our tourism industry is one of our more prevalent industries,” RobertsonSlagle said, “The reality is we love our tourists because they come in, enjoy themselves, spend money in our businesses and experience us, and then they go home.” And the county doesn’t have to educate

their kids and find housing for them. Last week Leadership Maryland hosted a meeting in Southern Maryland. The event was held at Holiday Inn in Solomons and participants went out on a cruise on Calvert Marine Museum’s Tennyson. Robertson-Slagle said the out of-towners “were completely blown away” and promised to come back, she said. “They were blown away by the beauty and the variety of things that you can do,” she added. “We get very excited to promote the really unique aspects we have in Calvert” The county last year hired its first Agriculture Development Specialist, Jennifer Hutchins-Pettko. This time of year, she’s working on developing the county’s farmer’s markets, getting new vendors to join. She also works with the Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission. “Building relationships with the farmers,” MacAdams said is one of HutchinsPettko’s key job responsibilities. She is concerned about “sustainability” and works with young farmers to see that agriculture does have a “next generation” in the county. Robertson-Slagle said the ag specialist is good “at connecting the dots,” building relationships with schools, restaurants, etc. to grow the agriculture community. So, even though the spotlight shines on business especially bright during Business Appreciation Week, the department tasked with supporting them is on the job for them 52 weeks a year. To find out more about the Department of Economic Development, go to: http://www.co.cal.md.us/ dickmyers@countytines.net


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Students and Teacher Calvert Teams Win in Honored at Maryland State MESA Competition History Day

Three students from Calvert County Public Schools advanced to the National History Day Contest after competing at Maryland History Day on April 28, 2018. These students conducted research and completed projects based on the 2018 theme of Conflict and Compromise in History and earned a spot to compete at the state level after winning at the local level. Julei Darrach, teacher at Calvert Middle School, received the Calvert County History Day Teacher of the Year award. The students advancing to the National History Day contest held in College Park, Maryland, on June 10-14 are: • Darrah Clime and Rachel Dorn – Plum Point Middle School, Junior Group Exhibit, The Berlin Wall: Conflict or Compromise? • Koy Greenwell – Windy Hill Middle, Junior Individual Website, The Black 14 Dr. Daniel D. Curry, superintendent, said, “The theme this year yearly inspired some great work. We are so proud of Darrah, Rachel, Koy and Ms. Darrach.” In addition to the students who ad-

vanced to National History Day, three Calvert County students won prizes in special categories. Jackie Wealer of Northern High won the Special Prize in Labor History, sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County, Labor Studies Program, for her website Publishers vs Paperboys: The Newsboy Strike of 1899. Kayla Bevard and Vina Vo of Calvert High won the Special Prize in Women’s History, sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, for their website Julia Ward Howe: The Fight for Women’s Rights. Maryland History Day is the culmination of a year-long educational program sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council and affiliated with National History Day. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, and create final projects that present their work. Press Release from CCPS

Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Students at one Calvert County school are getting their hands dirty by helping with habitat enhancement and oyster restoration. Fifty students, along with a dozen parents and faculty at Tidewater School in Huntingtown are assisting the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative by creating several cement reef balls that will be dropped to the bottom of Chesapeake Bay.  Recently school students, from preschool to fifth grade, helped mix the concrete and pour the cement into mold. Before deployment each student added their own shell to be embedded in the reef balls as a reminder of their connection to the marine life in the bay. After each reef ball is set and dried,

the balls will be dropped by barge to the bottom of the bay to create a new artificial reef this summer. “Kids really love learning from something tangible, something they can touch and feel,” Program Coordinator Michael Malpezzi said. “Reef balls are really an easy way to help develop a personal connection with the environment and the bay as they work to build and maintain a healthy marine ecosystem.” Malpezzi and the school’s environmental educator Jamie Testa helped spearhead the project. “We see the Chesapeake Bay and the nearby Patuxent River as living laboratories for our children,” Head of School at Tidewater School Laura Amin said. “We hope this project will reinforce our goal of instilling lifelong environmental stewardship with our students.” Throughout the school year, students have been engaged in learning about Chesapeake Bay, with projects including a rainwater runoff system and a newly built raingarden. Press Release from MD DNR

Four Calvert County teams won awards at the Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) competition. St. Leonard Elementary, Southern Middle, Calvert High, and Northern High all placed in their respective events. Dr. Daniel D. Curry, superintendent, said, “The MESA Competition is an outstanding opportunity to show what outstanding students and teachers we have here in Calvert County.” The winners are: • Elementary -- St. Leonard for 2ndPlace Scratch and 3rd Place for Storybook Theme Park Ride. • Middle School – Southern M.S. for 2nd Place Bridge. • High School – Calvert H.S, for 2nd Place Bridge and 3d Place Cyber Robot and Northern H.S. for 3r p Place for National Engineering Design Challenge.

Maryland MESA is a grade 3-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative targeting students who are traditionally underrepresented in these fields, specifically minority and female students. Through participation in Maryland MESA, students develop academic and leadership skills, improve their academic performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally. MESA participants are judged in four categories: Elementary - Scratch, Effective Communications, Storybook Theme Park, and Wood Bridge; Middle - Alice, Hovercraft, Wood Bridge, and National Engineering Design Challenge; and High - Cyber Robot, Battleball Robot, Wood Bridge, and National Engineering Design Challenge. Press Release from CCPS

Northern High School Counselor Recipient of Award

Dr. LeTea Perry, school counselor at Northern High, is the recipient of the Com munity Woman General Welfare Award, presented by the Wa s h i n g t o n Section, NaDr. LeTea Perry tional Council of Negro Women, Inc. (WSNCNW). Dr. Daniel D. Curry, superintendent, said, “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Perry as a role model and advocate for our students.” According to a release by the Washington Section, the Community Woman Award Program was established in 2012 to recognize Section members who have performed above the call of duty to support the organization’s mission programs and activities. In 2018, the Program was expanded to recognize the extraordinary contributions of Community Partners to the mission and the community that they serve. The Community Woman General Welfare Award is presented to a Washington Section member who has been instrumental in educating, informing and raising the awareness of women on critical health, educational, civic and economic issues; advocating for women’s rights; promoting public policy that improves the welfare of women, particularly in underserved areas of the community; and empowering women to make informed choices that positively

impact the quality of life for themselves, their families and the community at large. The Community Woman General Welfare Award recipient serves as a role model for civic engagement and social responsibility. Additionally, the Community Woman General Welfare Award recipient has represented the Section to express the concerns on behalf of the Section and the community it serves. Dr. Perry’s commitment to students and service is evident in all her work. “Acts of service and advocacy,” she said, “are important to my counselor identity as a professional school counselor. At Northern High School (NHS), I co-sponsor the Minority Scholars. This club provides cultural visibility and promotes academic success, community service, goal setting and advocacy for the participants. I also lead by example for my students as a member of Concerned Black Women of Calvert County and as the M.I.L.E. (Minority Institute of Leadership and Excellence) conference co-chair, in an effort to have more impact in the community where I’m employed. I am on the NHS Diversity and Equity Leadership Team and serve as a school counselor representative for the Calvert Education Association. Additionally, I am the third vice president of the Washington Section, National Council of Negro Women and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) School Counseling Advisory Committee for the president of the organization. Giving back, advocacy and inspiring youth is what inspires me.” Press Release from CCPS


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Jordan vs. James: The GOAT Debate

I was nine when Michael Jordan drained the winning shot in the 1982 national championship game, 12 when the first Air Jordan shoes were released, 14 when he claimed the NBA’s dunk title, 15 when he won his first NBA MVP award and 18 when he won his first NBA Championship. During this period I attempted his dunks on Nerf rims, imitated (poorly) his jump shots on any available court and admired his confidence and ferocity (neither of which I was capable of duplicating) - and I wasn’t even a fan of Jordan’s or the Chicago Bulls. This is all to say that I witnessed, at very impressionable ages, Jordan’s rise from unknown North Carolina guard who played in the shadows of Sam Perkins and James Worthy, to basketball’s Greatest of All Time (GOAT) and the most consequential athlete of my generation. With those admissions and declarations, I’ve found the periodic suggestions of LeBron James challenging Jordan for the NBA’s throne quite irritating. But with James’s most recent playoff run, again with a cobbled together band of nondescript session performers, another Jordan vs. James debate has started. A resume review should end the conversation quickly. Here’s the scoreboard, with Jordan’s count first, followed by James’s. Championships: six to three. NBA MVP awards: five to four. NBA Finals MVP awards: six to three. NBA All-Defensive First Team: nine to five. Let’s go deeper. Jordan’s 6-0 in the NBA Finals. James is 3-5. What’s more, James has often shown indications of competitive anxiety at the biggest moments of the biggest games. Jordan had not one discernable trace of fear on the court – ever. You want to give James extra credit for more Finals appearances? Fine…but then acknowledge that he has feasted on a pathetic Eastern Conference for his entire career. Meanwhile Jordan had to overcome the Bad Boy Pistons, Patrick Ewing’s Knicks and Shaquille O’Neil’s Magic, among others. And then there’s this: if you had to win one game and had to choose between peak Jordan or any version of James, Jordan would be the majority’s choice. Debate. Over. Well…sorta. There are other data points. If the criteria was expanded beyond basketball accomplishments, James surges. Jordan wasn’t a great husband, was notoriously ruthless to his teammates and, for all his fame and potential influence, chose not to engage socially or politically. On the other hand, James is, by all accounts, a solid husband and father, a good teammate and has shown a willingness, despite rude admonishments to “shut up and dribble”, to engage on social causes. This isn’t an argument for James over Jordan. James just isn’t of Jordan’s basketball ilk at this point. I’m fortunate that’s the case because I’m resistant to even consider ranking James over Jordan. The truth is the gap is closing and narrower than I’m ready to admit. Why the reluctance? If wrapped in Wonder Woman’s truth lasso, I’d offer this response: I’m biased. A cognitive corruption has stolen my objective analytical ability. As a basketball player, I value Jordan more than James. It’s not that I dislike James – quite the contrary…I’ve defended him many times in this column over the years – it is simply that Jordan is the icon of my youth. He made an impression on me at very impressionable ages. I don’t want his standard of greatness to be challenged; I want James to leave my adolescence alone. This bias is likely shared with other Jordan supporters of my vintage; similarly, more youthful basketball fans may be inclined to argue for James. Bias can be based on just about anything. It creeps into your mind, clouds your judgement and skews reality. We are all capable of it, and it’s habit-forming. When debating such things as basketball’s best, it’s benign; in life, biases can be misleading and fundamentally wrong. The trick then, is to be more conscious of their formation and, most importantly, to consistently identify that important line between silly debates and things that really matter. To that end, I’ll prepare myself for an objective Jordan vs. James discussion. But not yet. Jordan’s still the GOAT - for now. Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@gmail.com

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Cursey Ends Potomac Drought with Limited Late Model Win Baltimore›s Paul Cursey drove to his first win of the season in last Friday nights Limited Late Model headliner at Potomac Speedway. The win for Cursey, aboard his Rocket no.37, was his first win at the track in five years and it came in his first start of the 2018 season.   Cursey shot from the front row to the race lead on the first lap and would hold the spot for the duration taking his 59th career feature win in the division. “It’s always been a lot of fun racing here.” Cursey stated post race. “With the schedules being the way they are this year, we’re going to try and be here at Potomac a lot more this season.” Bruce Kane, Jonny Oliver, Dale Murphy and Billy Tucker trailed at the finish. Cursey was the heat race winner.   Logan Roberson continued his stellar season with his 4th win of 2018 in the 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model main. Roberson, like Paul Cursey in the Limited’s, darted from the front row to lead all 20-circuits for his 16th career feature win. “We drew another good number for the feature and it was up to me to get it done.” Roberson stated in victory lane. “I like it when the track is slick like it was here tonight and thanks to my mom and dad and all the crew for a great car tonight.” Matt Quade, Darren Alvey, Mike Franklin and Darin Henderson completed the top-five. heats went to Matt Quade and Chuck Bowie. In support class action, Jeremy Pilkerton took his 2nd win of the season in the 16-lap Street Stock feature, Matt Randall drove to his first-career Potomac feature win in the 15-lap Hobby Stock event with Larry taking his first win of

the season in the 15-lap U-Car feature.

Limited late Model feature finish 1. Paul Cursey 2. Bruce Kane 3. Jonny Oilver 4. Dale Murphy 5. Billy Tucker 6. Tyler Emory 7. Brandon Long 8. Kurt Zimmerman 9. Richard Culver RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish 1. Logan Roberson 2. Matt Quade 3. Darren Alvey 4. Mike Franklin 5. Darin Henderson 6. Matt Tarbox 7. Jeff Pilkerton 8. Chuck Bowie 9. Austin Bussler 10. Jamie Sutphin 11. Megan Mann 12. Cory Lawler 13. Jimmy Duncan Street Stock feature finish 1. Jeremy Pilkerton 2. Mike Raleigh 3. Ed Pope Jr. 4. Kyle Nelson 5. Troy Kassiris Hobby Stock feature finish 1. Matt Randall 2. Jonathan Raley 3. Greg Morgan 4. John Burch 5. Hilton Pickeral 6. Tommy Randall 7. Kevin Murphy 8. Ray Bucci 9. Mikey Latham 10. Stevie Gingery 11. Robbie Kramer 12. Rusty Hanbury 13. Billy Crouse (DNS) 14. Jonathan Knott (DQ) U-Car feature finish 1.Larry Lamb 2. Savannah Windsor 3. Ben Pirner 4. Dominic King 5. Ryan Quade 6. Tim Steele 7. Cody Stamp 8. Kyle Randall 9. Stephanie Homberg 10. Joey Suite 11. Buddy Dunagan 12. Stephen Suite 13. Danny Kitts (DNS By Doug Watson for Potomac Speedway

Maryland Offers LicenseFree Fishing Days The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites new or experienced anglers to enjoy Maryland’s License Free Fishing Days June 2, 9 and July 4. This is a unique opportunity for Marylanders to test their fishing skills without the need to obtain a fishing license, trout stamp or registration.  “Free fishing days are the perfect opportunity to give the sport a try before deciding whether to get a license,” Fishing and Boating ServicesDirector David Blazer said. “Fishing is open from the surf of the Atlantic Ocean to the mountain streams of Western Maryland.” All anglers must follow current size and catch limits. An online guide is available at http://www.eregulations. com/maryland/fishing/and a printed

version can picked up at many service centers  or local bait-and-tackle shops.  The department also has dozens of other resources to help new or experienced anglers, including angler access maps. Press Release from MD DNR


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Obituaries

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In Remembrance

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

andria VA 22306. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax VA 22030; website: http://www.alz.org/ or Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick MD 20678; Phone: 410-535-0892; website: http://calverthospice.org

Larry Buckmaster Wood

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Ethel Hudson Bowen

Madison Claire Curran

Larry Buckmaster Wood, 64, of Huntingtown passed away May 13, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 17, 1953 in Prince Frederick to Roy Wilmer and Evelyn Marie (Buckmaster) Wood. Larry was raised in Huntingtown and graduated from Calvert High School. He was employed as a truck driver for Coffey Lumber Co., retiring in 2010. Larry was a member of AARP and enjoyed NASCAR, baseball and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Larry is survived by his sons Donald Dale Wood and wife Lacy of Rincon, GA and Edward Anthony “Tony” Wood and wife Lynda of Newport Richey, FL, grandchildren Samantha, Cevana, Eli, Sean and Edward “TJ” Wood, Jr. and Collin Irwin, great-grandchildren Karson and CJ Wood, brothers Franklin, Wilmer and Charles Wood and sisters Janet Barna, Nancy Osbourn and Kaye Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Vivian Marie Wood and sister Donna Lynn Wood. Funeral arrangements were by Rausch Funeral Home.

William Francis Holland, “Bill

William Francis Holland, “Bill”, 77, of St Leonard, Maryland passed away on

May 11, 2018 at his home. Born on August 10, 1940 in Washington, D.C. to the late William H. and Lillian Wiley Holland. Bill was retired from the US Park Police. Beloved husband of Priscilla “Patsy” Holland, father of Deborah Davis and Ron D. Holland. Grandfather of Katlyn E and Kyle Jacob Davis and Ryan Andrew Holland, he is also survived by his brothers, Barry N, David W, and Donald O. Holland. The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland where services will be held on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made to either Calvert Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. Funeral service is Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11 a.m. at Rausch Funeral Home - Port Republic 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic MD 20676. Burial will be at Mt. Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alex-

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Madison Claire “Maddie” Curran, 12, of Lusby, MD passed away on May 11, 2018 at Georgetown University Hospital. Born November 3, 2005 in Prince Frederick, MD, she was the daughter of Natasha Davis Rapert and Steven Joseph Curran. Maddie was a resident of Calvert County for most of her life. She attended Kings Christian Academy and was in the sixth grade. Maddie was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do from Tar Kwon Heroes in Lusby, MD and she loved art and reading. Maddie loved animals, especially her cat Phoenix and her dog Abbie. Maddie is survived by her mother, Natasha Davis Rapert and step-father, Kelly Rapert of Lusby, MD, her father, Joe Curran and step-mother, Marcy Curran of Dunkirk, MD, her sister, Crystal Curran of Lusby, MD and brothers, Ryan Curran of Dallas, GA, and Anthony, Vincent and Joseph Dipietri of Dunkirk, MD. A Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Steve Fehrman on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Southern Calvert Baptist Church, 12140 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657. Interment will follow in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Cemetery, Solomons, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Curran, Anthony Dipietri, Vincent Dipietri, Rob McRae, Gary King and Tim

Ethel Hudson Bowen, 84, of Chesapeake Beach passed away May 10, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born August 13, 1933 in Prince Frederick to John William, Sr. and Ethel Irene (Simmons) Hudson. She graduated from Calvert High School. Ethel married Earl C. Bowen on April 28, 1956 and they made their home in Chesapeake Beach. In addition to being a homemaker, Ethel also was a cashier at Woodward & Lothrop in Washington, D.C., a waitress at Rod N Reel, a bartender at Lassiter’s Crab House and Old Creek Inn, and also operated an in-home day care center. She enjoyed country music, ceramics, attending festivals at Bull Run Park and spending time with her family. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband Earl Carroll Bowen, Sr. and a sister Betty Collins. She is survived by a daughter Ethel Irene Bowen of Shady Side and sons Earl C. Bowen, Jr. and wife Gina of North Beach and Robert Louis Bowen and wife Sarah of Lusby. Also surviving are grandchildren Aimee V. Farris and Gregory M. and Amber M. Bowen, step-grandchildren Melanie Pursley and Melissa and Jennifer Hale, great-grandsons Bentley M. and Noah J. Bowen, sisters Shirley Clough and Iva Lee Gray and brothers Johnny, Charles and Allen Hudson. Following the interment at the cemetery, a reception for family and friends will be held at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown. The Pallbearers for Ethel’s services are Ray and Wayne Knopp, Gregory Bowen, Ray Stuart, John Burkhard and Frank Humphries. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, 238 Merrimac Court Prince Frederick MD 20678, Phone: 410535-0892; website: http://calverthospice.


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orgor North Beach V.F.D., 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach MD 20732; website: http://www.northbeachfire.com Funeral arrangements were made by Rausch Funeral Home.

George Caleb Everhart

George Caleb Everhart, 89, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away on May 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. George was born to George and Gertrude Everhart in 1928. George is survived by his wife Ruth P. Everhart and children Sharon Haller of Prince Frederick, MD; Linda Everhart of Lusby, MD; and Gary Everhart of Prince Frederick, MD. All services for Mr. Everhart are private. Memorial contributions may be made by Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church St. Prince Frederick MD 20678; Phone: 410-535-1782. Funeral arrangements were made by Rausch Funeral Home.

Carol Todd Spence

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Carol Todd Spence was born July 19, 1941 in Hampton, Virginia. Not long after her birth, her father William L. Todd had to go fight in World War II in Europe and North Africa. He returned unscathed, and was a banker, eventually rising to become a vice president of the Bank of Virginia. Carol had a very middle class childhood, growing up in Hampton in the 1950s. She had two sisters, Debra Todd Scott and Polly Todd. In 1959, she went to college at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia where she met a Marine Corps lieutenant who was going through training at Quantico, George B. Spence, Jr. After a brief courtship, she married him at age 19. She spent three years as a Marine Corps wife at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. After leaving the Marine Corps, Carol’s husband found employment in Calvert County, Maryland as an agronomist with the University of Maryland. Carol and George moved to Lusby, Maryland and attended church at Middleham Chapel. In 1966, Carol gave birth to their only child, George Broughton Spence III at Calvert Memorial Hospital. The young family lived briefly in Raleigh, North Carolina while George Jr. attended graduate school. In 1969 the couple built a house on a small farm in Lower Marlboro, where she lived the rest of her life and where she died peacefully. While her husband continued to work for the University of Maryland as the county agent for 30 years, the couple farmed, eventually buying a larger farm in Sunderland. Carol excelled as the financial manager of the family, allowing the family to prosper. She was a wonderful mother to her son, Broughton. As a stay-at-home mother, she lavished attention on him and provided him with opportunities that allowed him to excel academically. Carol loved to travel, and the family visited all 48 continental states together, often camping to save money. By car and train, they traveled as far north as Manitoba in Canada, and as far south as Mexico. Later, she led her family all over Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. She wasn’t afraid to travel to dangerous places, such as Peru and Guatemala during periods of war. She continued to travel into her 70s, visiting about 40 different countries. Thanks to her friends the Ullbergs, she and her husband were able to visit Hawaii. Carol said that of all the places she had been, her favorite was Turkey. When Carol wasn’t traveling, she was studying maps and planning her next journey. She was also an avid reader, particularly of mystery novels. She followed current events, watching the news constantly. She was able to sew and knit and made many nice things for the people she loved including several quilts. Her triplet grandchildren, George IV, Abby and Ella were perhaps her greatest joy. She was able to pass on to them her

wisdom, and her love of travel, taking them to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. When George IV developed an interest in UFOs at the age of 7, she planned a family vacation that enabled him to visit Roswell, New Mexico and Meteor Crater, Arizona, along with the Grand Canyon and many other sights. Carol is survived by her husband George B. Spence, Jr., her son G. Broughton Spence III and his wife

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Laurie, grandchildren George B. IV, Abigail C., and Eleanor Spence, and sisters Polly Todd of Clarksburg, MD and Debra Todd Scott of Hampton, VA. Memorial contributions may be mad to Huntingtown V.F.D. P.O. Box 482 Huntingtown MD 20639, Phone: 410535-3331; website: http://www.hvfd6.org Funeral arrangements were made by Rausch Funeral Home.

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Community Thursday, May 17

SUNRISE: A Celebration of the Arts Town of North Beach Call for entries for this event on June 23. An outdoor Sculpture competition and an Art Festival. For details and applications, please visit the town website at www.northbeachmd.org/ sunrise-celebration-arts. Calvert Toastmasters Meeting County Plaza, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Calvert Toastmasters is a Toastmasters International club open to anyone to join. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Attend as a visitor and bring a friend! www.toastmasters. org Special Needs Night Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 5:00 – 7:00 PM   The museum will be open exclusively for individuals with special needs and their families or caregivers. The Drum Point Lighthouse will be open and 30 minute cruises will be offered on the Wm. B. Tennison. A model train will be on display courtesy of the Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club. More info: call 410-326-2042 or visit calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Friday, May 18 International Museum Day Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Celebrated all over the world since 1977. The museum is open and FREE to the public. 410-326-2042. calvertmarinemuseum.com. Chalk This Way North Beach Recreation Center, 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach 10:00 - 11:00 AM A great way for children between the ages of 2-5 to spend a Friday. We’ll reserve our sidewalks to make a fun mural to greet visitors as they arrive. Chalk and a theme will be included. Just be ready to draw and color! Free. www.co.cal.md.us/ parksandrecreation. Family Smorgasbord American Legion Post 206, Chesapeake Beach 5:30 – 7:00 PM Informal dinner in the lower-level dining room. $12 for all you can eat. Info: 410-257-9878. Public invited. www.ALpost206.org

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Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In Bay Ave. & 5th St., North Beach 6:00 – 9:00 PM Local farms, Calvert County wineries and old-time vehicles are featured. Info: 301-855-6681. www.northbeachmd.org Teen Music Night Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach 7:00 - 8:30 PM Teens 13-17 will have a fun night. We’ll play guess the song by only looking at the lyrics, match the artist with their real name, naming the song by only listening to a few seconds of the song and rating some music to see which is the most popular. Free. More info: 410-257-2554. www.co.cal.md.us/ parksandrecreation

Sat. & Sun., May 19 & 20 Calvert Artists’ Guild May Awards Art Show Southern Maryland Sailing Association, 14990 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM Enjoy and purchase the artworks of the talented artists of Southern Maryland. More info: please contact the following persons: Jan Barr 443-404-5746 fujibarr@comcast.net or Gerry Wood 301-863-9663 gbwood2@verizon.net

Saturday, May 19 Shredding Event Huntingtown High School, Chaneyville Rd., Owings 8:00 AM – Noon (Rain or shine) Destroy unwanted paper documents. Proof of Calvert County residency is required. Free. Info and updates: www. co.cal.md.us/recycle Tri-County Memory Walk Farming 4 Hunger, 6932 Serenity Farm Rd. Benedict, 9:00 AM To honor and remember those who have lost their lives to addiction. More info email: Tricountymemorywalk@gmail.com   Fossil Field Experience Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs with a trained museum educator. For ages 8 and up. $20 includes museum admission. 410-326-2042 or visit cal-

vertmarinemuseum.com. 5th Annual Women’s Health Expo College of Southern Maryland, Bldg. B, Prince Frederick Campus 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free health screenings, demonstrations, displays, and food demos for all women. Prizes! Contact: 202-253-9946 Breezy Point Beach Blast-Off Breezy Point Beach and Campground, 5300 Breezy Point Rd., Chesapeake Beach 4:30 - 9:00 PM Spend the day at the beach enjoying live music by Taboo, inflatables and laser tag for children. Spectacular fireworks at dark. Free. Info: 410-5351600 ext. 2649. www.co.cal.md.us/ parksandrecreation Movie on the Beach Bay Avenue at 5th Street, North Beach At Dusk “CoCo.” Bring your blanket and chair. No pets. Free.

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Mon. - Thu., May 21-24 About Boating Safely County Services Plaza, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM each evening Presented by Flotilla 054-23-06, Drum Point. $20. Contact: 410-535-2035. http://wow.uscgaux.info/pe_class_flyer. php?unit=NAT&course=22258

Tuesday, May 22 Republican Candidates Forum The Hall at Huntingtown, 4030 Old Town Rd. 7:00 PM A free public event for voters to meet and talk with Republican Candidates for state and county offices. Sponsored by the Calvert County Republican Central Committee. More info: 410-5359100.Calvertgop.hq@calvertgop.org

Thursday, May 24 Little Minnows Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 10:00 – 11:00 AM World Turtle Day. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Members free; $5 for nonmembers. 410-326-2042 or visit calvertmarinemuseum.com.

5K Color Fun Run/Walk Serenity Farm, 6932 Serenity Farm Rd., Benedict 9:00 -11:00 AM Girl Scout Troop 2028 invites your participation in this event. Benefit for the Angel’s Watch Women’s Shelter in Gills Club Hughesville. Registration $15 day of the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons event starts at 8:00. Fun Run/Walk starts 5:30 – 7:00 PM at 9:00. Advance registration and more Free programs for girls interested info: gstroop2028.wixsite.com/colorrun  in learning more about sharks. Designed for girls ages 7–12. PreregSpring Family Fun Day istration is required at www.bit.ly// Northeast Community Center, 4075 GillsClubRegistration. Gordon Stinnett Ave, Chesapeake Beach Summer Cooking Workshop 1:00 – 4:00 PM 110 Main St. Prince Frederick Families are invited to this annual 6:00 - 7:00 PM Railway Museum sponsored event. Welcome back Chef Gwyn Novak of Activities include crafts, bingo, prizes, No Thyme to Cook. She will prepare refreshments, moon bounce, face-paint- three healthy recipes using fresh suming and a family-friendly show featur- mer ingredients from local farms to ing  Funny Magic Dude. Free event, taste and use in our own kitchen. Free. open to the public, drop-ins welcome. 410-535-9850. kconwaypt.com. More info: cbrailway@co.cal.md.us or 410-257-3892. The Liberating Power of Downsizing Seminar COSMIC Symphony Season Finale Northeast Community Center, 4075 College of Southern Maryland, Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Prince Frederick Campus Beach 5:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 PM Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs This seminar has information from starring Kevin Short, bass-baritone and local experts where insights will be Marsha Thompson, soprano and featur- shared, and questions answered. Free. ing the Carter Legacy Singers. Updates, More info: 410-535-1600 ext. 8211. details and tickets, visit: www.cosmic- www.co.cal.md.us/parksandrecreation symphony.org


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Events

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Thursday, May 17

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. Kids Just Want to Have Fun. 6:307:30pm. 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! This month’s topic: Insects. Please register. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411.

Friday, May 18

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.

Saturday, May 19

Friends of the Library Sidewalk Book Sale. 9:00-3:00pm. Thousands of used books available at great prices! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Garden Smarter: Bags, Barrels and Old Boots. 10:00-11:30am. This popular session is back! Learn the essentials for successful container gardening and consider creative combos using vegetables, herbs and flowers. If rain is forecast, class will be held in the Community Resources Building since the Friends Book Sale will have to come in to the library space where Garden Smarter is scheduled. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Dungeons & Dragons for Teens. 1:004:00pm. All teens welcome, experienced players and novices! Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Monday, May 21

Green Crafting. 2:00-4:00pm. Make crafts out of materials that would typically be thrown out. Crocheting, needlework, sewing, and simple tying techniques will be used. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289.

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Manga Otaku Artist Nights. 7:008:30pm. On 1st Tuesdays and 3rd Mondays comics and manga fans ages 10 to 17 gather at the Twin Beaches Branch to learn the techniques of drawing for comics. Join us! Please register. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411. Calvert Eats Local. 7:00-8:30pm. Encourage local agriculture, discover ways to eat locally, and share resources, energy, good ideas and great food! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Tuesday, May 22

Wiz Kids. 6:30-7:30pm. Be a Wiz Kid! Wiz Kids is a group of do-it-all kids who meet every month to learn about, and do activities based on, science, technology, art, engineering, math and their community. For kids in grades 3-5. Registration is required and opens one month before each event. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Wednesday, May 23

Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & More. 10:00-1:00pm. Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862. Reverse Mortgages Workshop “Too Good to Be True?” 6:00-7:30pm. Confused by the ads on TV? Not sure if a reverse mortgage is the right move for you? Join Robbie Loker, Reverse Mortgage Consultant for an informational session. This presentation will review the basics about this government-insured mortgage program for homeowners age 62+. Cosponsored by Calvert Library and Calvert NAACP. Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Drop in, hang out at Southern Branch - Manga Edition. 6:30-8:30pm. Need a place to meet up with your friends (or meet new ones)? Come hang out, watch and discuss anime movies, eat pizza, and enjoy some Japanese desserts! Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. JobSource Mobile Career Center. 1:003:00pm. Stop by to visit the JobSource Mobile Career Center for your job search needs! Get job counseling and résumé help, search for jobs and connect with Southern Maryland JobSource. No registration. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289.

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Intergenerational Summer Camp

Enjoy a week of fun activities with your grandchildren, ages 5 –11, July 16 – 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fee: $45 per grandparent/grandchild pair, $20 for each additional grandparent/grandchild in a family. Fee includes all materials and the ice cream sundae party on Friday. Deadline to register is June 1. Make checks payable to Calvert Pines Senior Council. For more information, contact Ed Sullivan, 410-535-4606.

Do You Need Help Paying for Heat and Electric?

The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), through TriCounty Community Action, assists eligible individuals and families with a one-time-per-year grant to help pay heating and electric bills. You must be eligible to apply and be prepared to show proof for all household members. Appointments are now being scheduled at each of the senior centers: Calvert Pines, Mondays – Fridays, 410-535-4606, Thursdays at Southern Pines, 410586-2748, Fridays at North Beach, 410-257-2549.

Ceramics at all Senior Centers

Join in on the fun making beautiful works of art with Ceramics. The instructor will show you step by step how to create pieces for yourself or for gifts. Classes will be held at: Calvert Pines, Wednes-

days and Fridays, 9:30 a.m., North Beach Senior Center: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Southern Pines Senior Center: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Firing fees apply. Must purchase own greenware.

Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC)

Compose your favorite design and turn small rocks into beautiful works of art with our Rock Art, Tuesday, May 22, 10 a.m. Have fun with friends playing an interactive brain game of Mental Challenge, Wednesday, May 23, 10:30 a.m.

North Beach Senior Center (NBSC)

Dr. Hawit will be here to discuss Skin Cancer Awareness, and conduct free screenings, Wednesday, May 23. Presentation begins at 1 p.m. and appointments begin at 1:30 p.m. Must call 410-257-2549 for an appointment. A licensed Physical Therapist will join us showing how to properly use canes and walkers with our Cane & Walker Clinic, Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m.

Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC)

Enjoy singing, dancing and laughter when the Charles County Show Troupe performs, Wednesday, May 23, 10:30 a.m. Entertainer and singer, Christine, will lead a patriotic sing along on Friday, May 25, 10:30 a.m.

Eating Together Menu Monday, May 21

Roast Pork, Gravy, Baked Sweet Potato, Cabbage, Lima Beans, Strawberries

Tuesday, May 22

Fish Patty on a Bun, Green Beans, Banana, Pineapple Juice

Wednesday, May 23

BBQ Chicken Leg, Baked Potato Wedges, Dilled Carrots, Bread, Pears

Thursday, May 24

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

Friday, May 25

Roast Beef & Swiss Cheese Sandwich, Lettuce & Tomato Slices, Tossed Salad, Cole Slaw, Fresh Melon

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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