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By Dick Myers Editor A Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) official says the Maryland Routes 24/ project in Prince Frederick, which began construction in April, is proceeding on schedule despite the recent heavy rains. District 5 (Southern Maryland) Office Engineer for Construction Ron Ergott told the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at their Aug. 7 meeting that Phase 1 of the project from Fox Run Boulevard to MD 231 is still anticipated for completion by the end of October. Phase One of the three-phase project includes westbound MD 2/4 from Fox Run Boulevard to MD 231 including westbound MD 402. The second phase that will start in November and is scheduled to be completed by January 15 of next year includes median work on MD 2/4 from Fox Run Road to MD 231 including a new signal at Commerce Lane at the Bob Evans restaurant. Ergott said the closure of one of the access roads to MD 2/4 will not be accomplished until after the traffic light is installed so as not to interfere with the businesses in the nearby shopping center. The final phase of the widening proj-


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Walden-Sierra Purchased by Pennsylvania Health Group

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Increasing demands for treatment, particularly related to substance abuse, and dwindling public funding for it was part of the reason the Walden group was recently purchased by a Pennsylvania-based health care company. Since 1973 Walden has been the county’s largest substance abuse and crisis counseling service, but the organization’s leaders say it made the move to join Pyramid Health Care to keep pace with rapidly changing times. “The times have changed, however, and we must grow and change to respond to the ever- increasing complexity and acuity of health needs experienced by the people in the communities we are privileged to serve. With the changes in public funding and the ever-increasing need for qual-

ity treatment, the Board of Directors and leadership have sought to make sure we have mission sustainability, financial viability and the ability to expand our wonderful services. This partnership accomplishes all three,” said Walden CEO and executive director Kathleen O’Brien in a prepared statement. According to Walden, all of its facilities will remain open and it will continue to accept all insurance carriers that it currently works with; it will continue to provide services for in-patient and out-patient substance abuse, metal health issues and recovery support. It is in the process of finding another service provider to handle its program of assisting victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and violent crime. The sale of its assets to Pyramid Health means Walden will no longer be a non-profit entity. Meghan Ridgell, marketing representative for Walden, said the merger with the larger business entity should have no effect on Walden’s programs or how clients can get service or pay for it. “Nothing is changing except for our partnership with Pyramid Health,”

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Ridgell said. “We’re partnering with them for better opportunities for our company.” Though the service provider is based in St. Mary’s County, it serves clients from Calvert County as well as the rest of Southern Maryland. Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. is a be-

havioral health provider founded in 1999. The company employs a staff of over 2,000 and operates 78 facilities and six autism schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

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Event Remembers Solomons’ WW II Role

Vince “Bubba” Turner, Jr. with World War II veteran Methuselah Pumphrey.

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By Dick Myers Editor The peaceful Pacific island of Guadalcanal was the scene of one of the fiercest strategic battles of World War II. The island was a key to keeping open Allied supply routes. On August 7, 1942, Allied Forces, mostly U.S Marines, landed on the island and several others in the chain of Solomon Islands. By November those forces had secured the island and its air field from the Japanese.

Every year near the anniversary date of that landing on Guadalcanal, an organization called Circle of Angels remembers the events and the role Solomons island in Maryland played in the battle and in the war in general. Many of those men who landed at Guadalcanal had been at the training camp at Solomons Island. The event this year was held Aug. 3 at the gazebo on the Solomon’s Island boardwalk. It featured a USO radio show, “Spam Time” with Vince “Spam” Turner ad his son Vince “Bubba” Turn-

Bernie Fowler (standing) and Methuselah Pumphrey at the wreath laying during the Solomons WWII ceremony.

er, Jr. They recreated a USO show from World War II with appropriate music from the era. There had been a USO club on Solomons Island during the war. The event also featured a wreath laying ceremony and the Tossing into the Patuxent River of poppies to commemorate those who lost their lives in the battles of World War II. Veteran of that war, 96-year-old Methuselah Pumphrey of Lothian participated in the wreath laying, assisted by veteran and former Calvert County commissioner and state

senator Bernie Fowler and Command Sergeant Major Mike Easom of VFW Post 9376 in Clinton. According to the website of the Circle of Angels Initiative, Inc. (Circle), “We start locally, connect nationally, and extend globally, in public service through policy, advocacy, community development, asset building, and initiatives. Our mission is to eliminate poverty in all its forms.” 


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Regional Agriculture Center Proposed Calvert Hopes to Land the Prize By Dick Myers Editor

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) has for several years had a million dollars earmarked to help the region’s livestock producers. The problem is they haven’t been able to come up with a viable program for the money. They hope they now have the right idea. The agency is an arm of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland. Unlike the council that just serves the three Southern Maryland counties of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s, SMADC serves the state’s five historic tobacco producers, including Prince George’s and Anne Arundel. Funding for the agency came from the state’s Tobacco Restitution Fund from tobacco manufacturers and the $1 million comes from the same source, intended to help diversify farming away from its once “King Crop.” The original idea was to use the grant monies to bolster the start-up of a slaughterhouse. That was perceived as a big initial step in helping local producers who now have to take their livestock

out of the area for slaughter and processing. Several rounds of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) proved unsuccessful; there just was no one with the wherewithal to take a chance on such a risky ent repreneu r ial venture. Step forward a trio of Amish entrepreneurs. On their own they are taking that chance. A slaughterhouse that will be available to all livestock producers is under construction in Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County, in the heart of the Southern Maryland Amish community. It is expected to be

up and running later this year. The commission held a series of public meetings earlier this year. At the meetings, the area’s livestock producers learned of the Amish endeavor. They also told SMADC representatives that with the slaughterhouse on its way to being a reality, what was really needed was a facility to process the meat, to produce a “value-added” product. Going back to the drawing board, SMADC Executive Director Shelby Watson-Hampton, her staff and the SMADC board members have come up with what they feel is a viable plan to create a “cut and wrap facility” and “added value operation,” and much more, according to Watson-Hampton at a presentation July 31 to the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The facility envisioned would be called the “Regional Agriculture Center (RAC)” and Watson-Hampton presented a sketch of what such a building would look like. It would be for all farmers and not just livestock producers, her presentation said. It would be: “A Place to Learn” – Farmer workshops, outreach classes and continuing education; “A Place to Create”—For value-added goods such as jams, jellies, pickles relish salsa and baked goods; “A Place to Expand” – Storage for farmers selling cold frozen agricultural products; “A Place for Equipment” – A central location and easily accessible for agricultural rental equipment; “A Place to Sell” – Farm stand, farmers market, meat case and more; “A Place to Unite” – To aggregate and ship to grocery stores, restaurants, schools and more;

“A Place for Everyone” – Farmer, producer, baker, educator, researcher, and consumer. In summary, SMADC makes the offer of the grant to one of the five Southern Maryland counties for “the unique opportunity to become the site of the Regional Agricultural Center, and the focal point of the future of Southern Maryland Agriculture. The project will be open to all five counties to bid on soon.” During the feedback from the BOCC, it was clear that they would like Calvert to be that location. But Commissioner President Evan Slaughenhoupt, Jr. wondered out loud if St. Mary’s didn’t have the advantage because the slaughterhouse was there, and it might be advantageous for the RAC to be close to l it. Watson-Hampton indicated transportation distances could be a factor, but all five counties were close enough to the slaughterhouse. And, also the RAC envisions users other than just the livestock producers. Slaughenhoupt said he hoped the RFP process would be a level playing field for everyone. “We will be as fair as possible,” Watson-Hampton assured the commissioners. Noting SMADC has been working for 10 years to try and come up with something to help the local ag community, Watson-Hampton said of the new proposal for a Regional Agriculture Center, “This is a whole different project and we are excited.” The BOCC and their staff will begin to quickly come up with a proposal to respond to the RFP when it hits the streets if they are to be successful in having Calvert be the winning bid.

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Strategy Unveiled to Improve Bay Watershed Health

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a comprehensive, three-year action plan that outlines its priorities and goals for using current and future Farm Bill conservation programs to help agricultural producers improve the water quality and overall health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. “Agriculture is an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s culture and economy, and it plays a critical role in improving water quality and the health of the bay,” said Bill Northey, USDA’s Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. “This plan reaffirms

our commitment to continue our partnerships to help agricultural producers plan and implement improvements on their land using voluntary conservation programs.” The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Action Plan outlines the goals of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for fiscal years 2018-2020, which include: (1) Helping producers implement conservation practices that improve water quality on 920,000 acres, improve soil health on 700,000 acres, and improve fish and wildlife habitat on 120,000 acres; (2) Training 4,700 pub-

lic and private conservation professionals to plan and implement conservation practices that improve water quality, soil health, or fish and wildlife habitat; and (3) Increasing public participation by engaging 27,700 public and private partners and citizens in NRCS public meetings and committees to gain feedback about the agency’s programs and services in the watershed. NRCS developed the action plan, which will rely on financial and technical support Farm Bill conservation programs. These programs help producers plan and implement conservation activities that are scientifically proven to be effective at reducing excess nutrients and sediment loadings. Since 2009, NRCS has helped improve 3.6 million acres of private, working agricultural and forest land within the Chesapeake Bay watershed by providing more than $1 billion in technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers and others. USDA’s most recent Conservation Effects Assessment Project report documented a significant reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loss, resulting from conservation practices implemented since 2006. Farmers have implemented conservation practices on critical crop-

Today, EPA released a midpoint assessment of efforts by Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and federal partners to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The 2010 Bay TMDL calls for having all the necessary pollution control measures for restoring the Bay in place by 2025, with controls in place to achieve 60 percent of the needed reductions at the midpoint (2017) as compared to 2009. Collectively, the Bay Watershed jurisdictions have made considerable progress in reducing pollution to the Bay and the local waters that lead to the Bay. The progress has been demonstrated in measurable ways, including record acreage of underwater grasses and the highest estimates of water quality standards attained in more than 30 years. According to data submitted by the Bay jurisdictions, overall watershedwide restoration efforts exceeded the 60 percent goals for reducing phosphorus and sediment as measured under the current suite of modeling tools, but additional work is needed to meet the 2017 goal for reducing nitrogen. “Working together with our partners at the state and local levels has led to considerable progress toward restoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay,”

said EPA Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “As we move into the next phase, we’re confident we will optimize strategies that will ultimately achieve the TMDL goals.” EPA’s assessment includes an evaluation of the jurisdictions’ and federal agencies’ progress towards meeting their 2016 – 17 milestones and their commitments for the 2018 – 19. The two-year milestones are short-term goals, which were developed by the states, the district, and federal partners with support from EPA to help meet the 2025 targets. Looking forward, the partners recently approved updated, numeric planning targets for nitrogen and phosphorus based on improved science, modeling, and monitoring information. Strategies to help meet these refined targets will be outlined in the jurisdictions’ Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans, which are due to be released in draftform in April 2019 and finalized in September 2019. EPA will continue to provide oversight and take actions where needed to ensure that continued restoration progress is consistent with Bay TMDL goals. Full evaluations for each jurisdiction can be found at chesapeake-bay-tmdl. Press release by U.S. EPA

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA), announced recently the release of its redesigned Disabled Veterans license plate. The new plate adds color and prominently features red, white, and blue stripes with stars to symbolize service to country. It continues to feature the letters “DV,” to designate the driver as a disabled veteran, however “Disabled Veteran” is now spelled out in red along the bottom of the plate. The idea for a new plate came after George Durgin, Capt., U.S. Public Health Service and Maryland resident, saw a variety of veteran plate designs at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Capt. Durgin contacted the MDVA’s Outreach Program and provided photos of other state’s plates, which served as a baseline for the MDOT MVA’s design of a new Maryland military plate for disabled veterans. The plate is now available at the MDOT MVA for eligible veterans. “Our administration is committed to ensuring our military, veterans, and their families are recognized for their service,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The newly designed Disabled Veteran Plate is one more way we can show our gratitude and honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much for Maryland and our nation.” “The collaboration between the Mary-

land acres, helping to reduce nitrogen losses by 20 percent and phosphorus losses by 44 percent. In addition, recent monitoring in the bay has shown that submerged aquatic vegetation or bay grasses have recovered to record levels. The Bay has been the focus of ongoing efforts to improve its water quality and natural resources. NRCS works closely with soil and water conservation districts, government agencies and nongovernment organizations to improve water quality through conservation efforts on public and private lands. Northey made this announcement from the National Association of Conservation District’s summer meeting in Williamsburg, VA. This meeting pulls together representatives from soil and water conservation districts from around the country, who are important to helping deliver key USDA conservation programs. Learn more about NRCS activities in the watershed by visiting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed webpage via www.nrsc. For more information on the conservation programs available in your area, contact you local USDA service center.

land Depa r t ment of Veterans Affairs, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration, and Capt. Durgin is an outstanding example of how one person can make a difference in the way we serve our veteran community,” said Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary George Owings. “I look forward to seeing the newly issued Disabled Veteran Plates and to creatively finding new ways to honor Maryland’s veterans.” “The newly designed Disabled Veterans plate is just another example of MDOT MVA’s commitment to honoring the veterans who courageously served our country. We appreciate Capt. Durgin’s recommendation as we continue to look for additional ways to honor our veterans and deliver premier service to all Maryland residents,” said MDOT MVA Administrator Christine Nizer. Veterans who are determined to be 100 percent disabled, permanent and total, by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs are eligible to apply for the plate at no cost to the veteran. For more information, visit the MDOT MVA’s site at http://

Press release by NRCS

Assessment of Chesapeake Bay MDVA & MDOT MVA Redesign Disabled Veterans Plates Restoration Shows Progress

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The Hogan Administration recently announced more than $9.1 million in grant awards administered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s new Homelessness Solutions Program. The awards, made to the local Continuums of Care, are expected to fund services for about 15,000 Marylanders experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The majority of the funding comes from state sources, with approximately $1 million appropriated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Solutions Grant Programs. The Southern Maryland region is set to receive $823,256 of that $9.1 million share. “Our administration is committed to connecting Maryland citizens in need to resources that will help them thrive,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “With this streamlined program, we are providing greater access to opportunities for homeless or vulnerable Marylanders to ensure they receive the support and compassionate care they deserve.” In 2017, the governor signed legislation to assign administration of the majority of the state’s homelessness service programs to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Previously, the six programs serving Maryland’s homeless were spread between the Department of Human Services and the Department of Housing. By consolidating these programs into one single Homelessness Solutions Program, care providers now have more efficient processes for funding and reporting; state funding goals are aligned with federal requirements and national best practice trends; local entities have more flexibility and control over spending; and supportive housing options are expanding. A major advantage of the new program is the streamlining of funding to the state’s 16 Continuums of Care, which are responsible for coordinating the provision of homeless services within their respective jurisdictions, serving every city and county within the state. This will allow for more efficient and strategic deployment of state funding. A particular focus is providing services to unaccompanied homeless youth. Included in this funding round are a number of providers who will be providing new or expanded services for this population. In Baltimore City, the Youth Empowered Society will provide rapid re-housing services; in Frederick County, the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership will be providing host homes; in Prince George’s County, the funding will support a range of youthspecific care, including shelter, rapid rehousing, and homelessness prevention services. Press release by MD Department of Housing and Community Development

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CSM Kids’ and Teen College Makes Summer Fun The Kids’ and Teen College continues at the College of Southern Maryland with its tradition of offering comprehensive, summer enrichment programs for children ages five to 17-years old. These half-day or full-day programs allow kids and teens to design a summer experience specific to their interests. This summer, Southern Maryland’s youth have been exploring cooking, languages, interior design, acting, cybersecurity and even honing their Harry Potter knowledge. Children and teens can also choose to STEM forward with JEDI Engineering with LEGO, Ultimate Drone Games, and Advanced 3-D Video Game Design. The Kids’ and Teen College continues through Aug. 17. Registration is open for the remaining three weeks of classes and programs in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. Visit to view the schedule. Press release by CSM

Sophie Bryan, of Solomons, learns the skills to transform a blank canvas to a finished master piece in the ‘Painting Picasso’ program at the CSM Kids’ and Teen College this summer.

$500 Scholarship Available for SoMD Agricultural Marketing Students The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is excited to announce the availability of $500 scholarships for students from Southern Maryland who enroll in “INAG 103: Agricultural Marketing,” a new college agriculture class for the Southern Maryland region. Through a partnership with the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) and SMADC, the course Agricultural Marketing will be available for the Fall 2018 Semester, online and through four in-person classes to be held at SMADC, located in Hughesville, MD. “The University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture is thrilled to again be partnering with SMADC to bring this course to Southern Maryland residents. To advance agriculture in the state, it’s imperative to continue to make education accessible to the citizens,” said Glori Hyman, Director of the Institute of Applied Agriculture. “INAG 103: Agricultural Marketing” (3 credits) is a course that will examine principles of market demand that are used to develop a consumer-oriented market strategy for agricultural business. Topics will include market structures, target marketing, market segmentation, niche marketing and direct marketing. Market concepts unique to agricultural products are also covered. Additionally, one field trip day will be arranged for Southern Maryland students to visit the Dupont Circle Farmers

Market in Washington, D.C. Four required in-person classes will be held in Southern Maryland for students participating through the Ag Class Partnership throughout the semester on the following dates: Monday, Aug. 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SMADC office; Monday, Oct. 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SMADC office; Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the North St. Mary’s Farmers Market (37600 New Market Road in Charlotte Hall, MD 20622); Monday, Dec. 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SMADC office. While the enrollment process is closed, $500 SMADC scholarships are available and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to students from Southern Maryland enrolled in the course. “We are happy to be able to offer this partnership again with the college, to bring this blended distance learning course to Southern Maryland. We believe the course is a great opportunity for farmers, college-age students, and working adults, who would like to participate and who don’t want to travel too far from home,” said Shelby Watson-Hampton, Director of SMADC. To read full details, visit the SMADC “Ag. Continuing Education” page under “Education/Outreach” at www.smadc. com. For questions, contact SMADC staff at 301-274-1922 x .1 or email info@smadc. com. Press release by SMADC.

SMCM Named a 2018 – 19 College of Distinction St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) has been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of a review of each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. As one of only two public honors colleges in the country, SMCM has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, studentcentered approach to teaching, boasting a small 10 to 1 student to faculty ratio, guaranteeing students receive individualized attention. With a unique learning environment along the banks of the St. Mary’s River, the College’s programming engages students with character building and provides the skills needed

for continuing their education or beginning their career path. More than 40 percent of St. Mary’s students earn college credit and valuable life experience while participating in study abroad programs in 18 different countries, as well as through intensive internships within the United States and across the world and annually performing more than 9,000 hours of volunteer work in the local community. St. Mary’s College is ranked #1 in Peace Corps Volunteers among small colleges, #6 among the Top 50 Green Colleges by Princeton Review, and 5th public liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report. Press release by SMCM


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CBL to Host Open Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center to Close for House on Sept. 8 Annual Maintenance

Dr. Michael Gonsior wow-ing the crowd with his liquid nitrogen experiment.

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory invites members of the public to its third annual Open House on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 – 5 p.m. This free event is open to all ages and will take place on the CBL campus, which is located at 146 Williams Street, Solomons, MD 20688. This exciting event provides a “behind-the-scenes” view of CBL’s research activities and is the only time during the year the labs are open to the public. Planned exhibits and hands-on activities will include an aquatic animal touch tank, liquid nitrogen chemistry demonstrations, dockside tours of the research

vessel “The Rachel Carson,” piloting an underwater robot, and a Scientist Selfie Station. Children attending the Open House receive a passport activity, which allows them to earn prizes by learning about science as they navigate through CBL’s different labs and experiments. Admission is free. Last year’s Open House was attended by more than 500 people; so don’t miss your chance to check out the latest and greatest at the lab this year! Press release by UMD Center for Environmental Science


The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation announces the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick will be temporarily closed from Aug. 13 through Sept. 3 to complete annual maintenance and cleaning. The center will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6 a.m. During this time, pass holders may use Kings Lands Pool or Cove Point Pool. Kings Landing will offer extended lap swim hours from 6 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, while the aquatic center is closed.


PLEASE CHOOSE ME! 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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Participants may register for fall classes and activities in person at the Parks & Recreation main office in Prince Frederick, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., or by calling the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center at 410-414-8350. To learn more about Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation aquatic operations, visit online at www. or call 410-535-1600, ext. 2649.

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It’s once again time to celebrate the best of Maryland at Historic Sotterley Plantation—the best wines, the best artisans, and the best microbrews! The 16th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, and we have many exciting opportunities for companies and individuals to join us as sponsors and advertisers for this event. Not only is this excellent exposure to a large and diverse audience of thousands, but your support helps Historic Sotterley to continue our important mission of preserving our historic structures and natural environment while using the powerful stories of our land, lives, and

labor to bring American history to life as an educational and cultural resource. The Riverside WineFest at Sotterley is all good things rolled into one weekend! Thousands of guests come to the place where wine flows freely, live music is jamming, demonstrations are both educational and entertaining, artists are selling their exquisite creations, food is scrumptious, and the 1703 Manor House Mini-Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are free! Your support matters! You can help the Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley Plantation through sponsorship, advertising in our 2018 full-color program, or both! To become a WineFest sponsor, please contact Jane Bachman, Development Manager: development@ And, don’t forget: WineFest sponsors receive a discount on advertising! To advertise in the WineFest program, please contact Eileen Miller, Marketing Manager: For more information, we welcome your phone call at: 301-373-2280.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

I have often heard from clients that they have a Will so their loved ones will not have to go through probate. True or false? False. When you die, if you are holding property in your sole name, that property must go through the probate process to be distributed to your loved ones. It doesn’t matter whether you die intestate (without a Will) or with a Will. What does holding property in my sole name mean? For real estate like your house or for cars and trucks, for example, the title to the property is in your name alone. If you hold any property this way and you die, then the property has to go through the probate process to be distributed to your loved ones. The probate process in Maryland takes between 8-12 months. Why so long? One reason is that under the process, creditors are allowed 6 months to come in and claim against an estate. Another reason is pure chaos. When a person dies and a probate proceeding is required, the personal representative or executor has to find all of the person’s property in order to report on it to the Register of Wills. Since many people are not at all organized about what they own, the personal representative has to reconstruct the estate before they report on it. One of the filings is called an “Inventory”. This is a listing of all the property held by the deceased when they die. If the

deceased has not been an organized person it can take a long time to figure out what they owned when they died. For example, if the deceased has not left a detailed list of investments they have, often the only way to know for sure what the deceased owns when they die is to wait for the mail for at least 3 to 6 months for quarterly or semiannual reports on dividends or interest. Keep in mind that all filings made during the probate process are publicly available. What does the probate process require? It is a process where filings are made detailing the assets and liabilities of the estate, the expenses of the estate and the monies left over to be distributed to the beneficiaries of the estate. There is administrative probate, which is where the executor of the estate makes filings with the Register of Wills, or judicial probate, where the filings are made with the Orphan’s Court. If a beneficiary challenges the Will or any filings made by the personal representative, the matter goes to judicial probate where the Orphan’s Court judges decide on the challenge. Without challenges, most probates are administrative. To find out what filings are necessary in a probate proceeding, go to the Register of Wills website. Some clients say that the personal representative has no liability for making filings in a probate proceeding. False. The

personal representative is a fiduciary—that means they are under a duty to settle and distribute the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will and the law. Fiduciaries cannot act in their own self-interest. They must make sure investments are reasonable and monitored and they must make full and accurate reports to the Register of Wills or Orphan’s Court. Most people faced with the duties of a personal representative consult an attorney and ask them for help to prepare the reports for filing. This costs money in legal fees, but gives the personal representative some comfort that they are correctly performing their duties. What about “registering” your Will with the Register of Wills. Clients have said that their Will is not effective because it has not been “registered” with the Register of Wills. False. A Will doesn’t have to be filed with the Register of Wills or the Orphan’s Court to be effective. If you think you will lose your Will, then paying a small fee to the Register of Wills office to keep your original on file is a convenience to you. Otherwise, the effectiveness of a Will depends on whether it is properly executed, not whether it is filed somewhere. You can keep your Will in a safe place. But, the original Will is necessary to open the probate proceeding so make sure your loved ones can find it.

Some clients have said “I don’t need a Will because everything will go to my spouse when I die.” False. If you die without a Will and you have a spouse and children, then the estate (property held in your sole name) will go 50-50 to the spouse and the children. The only way your estate will go solely to your spouse when you die is if you have said so in your Will. If all of your property is held in joint name with your spouse and you die then your spouse will take sole ownership of the property. And, there will be no probate because you have not held any property in sole name when you die. So, with a married couple, it is not unusual for one spouse to die and leave everything to the other spouse and have no probate. However, when the surviving spouse dies holding all the property in their sole name there will be probate. If your Will says your personal representative doesn’t have to file a bond, that means no bond is required. False. Even if the Will says no bond, the Register of Wills requires a nominal bond be filed, usually costing the estate $100. The only clear alternative to probate is a Living Trust. True. With a Living Trust, all property of the deceased has been placed into the name of that person’s trust so that when they die there is no property held in sole name, so no probate. The person creating and funding the trust is called the Grantor and the Grantor may also be

11 the Trustee. When the Grantor/ Trustee dies, a successor trustee is appointed under the trust to take over. Having a Living Trust is the only way to avoid probate. But, the Living Trust provides other benefits. First, it is private, transfers to beneficiaries are immediate (no waiting 8-12 months) and there are no legal fees upon such transfers. With a Living Trust all property is accounted for when creating the trust so there is no chaos trying to figure out what a person owns when he or she dies—it’s all set forth in the trust. The Living Trust also offers protection is a Trustee is incapacitated. In that event, the successor trustee simply uses all the assets in the trust for the benefit of the incapacitated person without having to do more. Can there be probate even if a person has a Living Trust? Yes, if the person has forgotten to place property into the name of the trust, that property must go through probate. However, a different form of will, called a “pour over” will is used in the probate process. This will states that the Living Trust is the guiding principal for the disposition of assets. The probate process needs to be understood by anyone considering whether or not to create a will or a living trust. Join us for our free seminar on Wednesday August 15th at 11am our offices at 8906 Bay Avenue in North Beach. Call 301-855-2246 to save your spot. See you there. By Lyn Striegel



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Event Benefits Southern Maryland C By Dick Myers Editor The boats have 16 rowers. These are dragon boats (steeped in Chinese history and culture), and their racing has become popular all over the world. Several companies travel around the United States and Canada providing boats for festivals, like the one coming up August 17 and 18 for the Solomons Dragon Boat Festival. Typically, these festivals are fundraisers for non-profits, like the organizer and beneficiary of the Solomons festival, Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR) or the one held earlier in the summer every year in North Beach sponsored by End Hunger in Calvert. The race competition with those 16 rowers in each boat could be considered a metaphor for how SMCR came about and how they continue to operate. They are a community of advocates working together, or rowing, towards a common goal, a finish line. With the successes in its first two years, the Solomons Dragon Boat Festival and SMCR are uniquely benefiting from each other. Southern Maryland Community Resources operates in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s and provides services to persons with “developmental differences.” According to SMCR, “We advocate for persons with special needs, to recognize the inherent dignity that is theirs because they are members of our one human race. We promote social, recreational and educational opportunities in which individuals with developmental differences can contribute their unique gifts and develop them.” Notice SMCR does not call them disabilities. They are differences. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC has been the incubator of the idea that started 20 years ago in Montgomery County

and has since spread to seven other parts of the area that includes all of Southern Maryland. SMCR Executive Director Bonnie Elward, who has had a lifelong involvement in social service issues, at the time was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Leonardtown. “The Cardinal does annually a ‘White Mass’ at St. Matthew’s Cathedral. That’s signifying that we are all equal in baptism,” Elward explained. Mass participants are all developmentally different. She had been working with the St. Mary’s County Public Schools on special needs programs and so she suggested to the pastor that they do a White Mass in Southern Maryland. In so doing they found seven parishioners who had been baptized but had otherwise slipped through the cracks. They were helped to prepare for the other sacraments. She also reached out to the archdiocese to find out what help they could provide and found out about the Potomac Community Resources program that had been started 20 years ago with their assistance. Elward found that the Cardinal “really liked the model” started in Potomac and she talked to the archdiocese and Catholic Charities and out of that came the decision to form SMCR and to ask Elward to become executive director. “I felt that everything I had done for the past 50 plus years came together in this,” she said for her good fortune of being at the right place at the right time. Other agencies provide services to the developmentally different community. Elward was asked what is different about SMCR? For one thing, they have partnerships with providers such as The Arc, BayCSS, Center for Life Enrichment and Center for Independent Living, all who receive federal funding. “They do the broad picture. They do coaching. They do mentorship. They do job placement, they do some social and recreational opportunities” Elward explained about her agency’s partners. “The difference with SMCR is we are social, recreational, educational and inclusive. Inclusive is the big piece.” Elward explained that SMCR puts the community with developmental differences together with the broader community in their programs. “SMCR becomes a bridge to the community,” she said, addressing the problem that the general community doesn’t understand people who are different, and consequently shuts them out. Elward said that many of the developmentally different people can volunteer in the community and have employment and thus social interaction with the community. Programs are available in the schools through the age of 21, Elward said, but, “When they get out there’s a cliff and they kind of fall off.” Programs run by SMCR include movie nights out, bowling, game nights, art activities, exercise programs and the Joy Prom. Elward had met Monsignor Michael Wilson, pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons, when he was pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park. She started going to his church and when SMCR was in its infancy she needed a board and asked him to join. He also agreed for the church to handle the finances until SMCR secured its

At the Solomons Dragon Boat Festival

non-profit status. Msgr. Wilson has a nephew who i with persons with special needs. H because of the archdiocese comm cism, God expects us to put our fa Knights of Columbus involvement ish involvement with Habitat for H founders of SMILE Ecumenical M Although SMCR had its genesis i inational, providing services to all board. Except for the continued in SMCR raises its funds for its progr and the Solomons Dragon Boat Fes Our Lady Star of the Sea has an have a few families with members said. But he does conduct a White be the Sunday after the Dragon Bo A member of his parish had parti North Beach and in looking for a that. “We stole it from them,” he qu to do it at different ends of the sum ward said about the End Hunger fo company, 22 Dragons from Montre They started planning for the firs fore and there were some tense mo “Things are going more smoothly n “Massively” is how Msgr. Wils has embraced the Solomons Drago grounds for activities, providing me than coordinate the festival, setting up afterwards. “The parish has really taken on larger community through this. It’ they are,” he said. He also praised the county and th for their help and support. The So the festival, they both said. The h Restaurants have booming busines tributing part of their sales to the sp The boat company, 22 Dragons c the Holiday Inn for free, which is th tion to the festival. The boats race from 5- 7 p.m. The Friday night before the big r toric Our Lady Star of the Sea Chu emony, to awaken the dragons for t Also, on Friday night hundreds launched on Back Creek. Boats ca

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is autistic, so he has had experience He also agreed to become involved mitment to it. He said, “In Catholiaith into action.” That includes the t with Christmas in April, the parHumanity and they were one of the Ministries. in the archdiocese. it is non-denomand has persons of all faiths on its n-kind assistance from the parish, rams from the general community, stival is its largest source of income. n older demographic, so they only s with special needs, Msgr. Wilson Mass every year. This year it will oat Races at 10:45 a.m. icipated in the End Hunger races in fundraising idea they latched onto uipped, quickly adding they agreed mmer. “They were very helpful,” Elolks who use the same dragon boat eal, Canada. st festival in the fall of the year beoments. Now entering its third year, now,” Msgr. Wilson said. son described the way his parish on Boat Festival, from offering its embers for the various committees g up and of course helping to clean Luminaries will also line the pathway up to the church to where the ceremony will take place. The next day those grounds are filled with food and other vendors. The race teams have a special spot set up for them within the boardwalk parking lot. They typically set up tents and have their own tailgate parties before and after the race. Launching is from the beach at the first parking area on the right across the street from the church. The county has also set up 25 handicapped parking spaces on the south side of the gazebo in recognition of the special needs persons served by SMCR. Following an opening ceremony on Saturday morning, racing is all day with a lunch break and awarding of prizes at the end. Three teams race in each heat but the winners are based on best times to the finish line. Parking on the island will be limited so it is suggested that you park in the field opposite Calvert Marine Museum and take the shuttle buses into town. The buses are provided by Calvert County Public Schools. As of press time there still were several slots available for additional race teams. There’s a minimum entry fee per boat of $2,000, although teams can fundraise any amount above that. Go on the website to get information about becoming a race team. “It’s amazing and very humbling to stand in that gazebo and look at these people who have gotten together, gotten teams, gotten dressed up, and raised money for a cause that some of them didn’t know any of

us and they come together. It’s a beautiful thing,” Elward said. “And they have fun,” Msg. Wilson added. One of this year’s teams, which knows first-hand about how it is to pull together, will be from Great Mills High School, who are being provided a boat for the race. “It’s about team spirit, building teams. And then come together for a common cause that will benefit the community as a whole,” Elward said. And Msgr. Wilson observed, “And raising consciousness about this and thinking about it. It’s not just a boat race. There’s a purpose for the boat race.”

Southern Maryland Community Resources Executive Director Bonnie Elward

At the Solomons Dragon Boat Festival last year.

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At What Cost? A friend of mine, we’ll call him Conscience (it’ll make more sense later), loves college basketball and football. March Madness dominates his spring; on fall Saturdays he’s happier than a seagull with a French fry. Conscience, a native of Indiana, roots for the Indiana Hoosiers on the hardwood and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the gridiron. He’ll bend your ear about both, whether you want him to or not. Conscience is a pal and a peer. We are both husbands and fathers and are just two months apart in age. Our conversations are effortless. We talk about life, families and music. But mostly, we talk about sports. I faithfully listen to his diatribes on the Hoosiers and the Irish; he faithfully listens to mine on all things D.C. sports. It works. Hand and glove. Peanut butter and jelly. Wings and beer. The media and the president. Errr… In recent years, our discussions about sports, and particularly college sports, have grown noticeably more cynical. We are at an interesting crossroads in life – young enough to remember when major college sports were still amateur athletics but now old enough to have lost all naïveté about the nasty business they’ve become. Seedings, matchups, recruits and playful bantering used to dominate our interactions. Now we often find ourselves debating scandals and corruption - USC football, UNC basketball, vacated championships, Rick Pitino’s disgraced exit from Louisville after a series of egregious missteps (infidelity, sex parties and underthe-table shoe deals), the latest SEC football recruiting violations, the FBI’s wide-ranging investigation of NCAA basketball, Baylor football and the absolute horror that is Larry Nasser and Michigan State. True to this twisted new age, the next time I see Conscience the issue du jour likely won’t be the fast approaching college football season - it will be Urban Meyer and Ohio State University. Meyer, the head coach at OSU, is on administrative leave after misrepresenting (to be kind) what he knew and when he knew about the 2015 domestic abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith at the B1G conference’s recent media day. In his flummoxed

response to a direct question, Meyer acknowledged that he knew about 2009 domestic violence allegations against Smith (while both were at the University of Florida) but said he learned of the 2015 accusations a day before the press conference. Since then, text messages have emerged between Smith’s and Meyer’s wives in the 2015 timeframe and Smith has admitted that he told Meyer about the allegations in 2015. Best case: Meyer was disingenuous. Worst case: Meyer aided and abetted a domestic abuser for at least three years. Whatever the outcome of the on-going investigation, Meyer’s inability to precisely and accurately articulate what he knew and what he and the university did about it was wholly inadequate. Is Meyer disgracefully ignorant of Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and all the public service announcements the NFL shot to combat domestic violence? Did he somehow miss the #MeToo movement? Did he bury his head during the Larry Nassar conviction and fallout at Michigan State, a sister B1G school? Is he that callous? That clueless about violence against women? Time will answer these questions about Meyer’s character. The immediate question for Ohio State and the question that will linger for all college institutions, professional teams and sports fans around the country is this: What is the price of winning? Is it victory at all cost? Or is there some ethical and moral foundation that simply cannot be compromised in the pursuit of rings, banners and trophies? As Conscience and I have watched the college sports we love degrade into a cesspool of corruption, we have reached this conclusion: throw enough money, power and fame up for grabs and it will inevitably bring out the worst in our species. That holds true for sports, politics and damn near every facet of life. What are we willing to compromise to get what we want? When does conscience kick in – that point when the method of winning trumps the raw lust for winning itself? I look forward to seeing my friend soon. We have much to discuss… Send comments to



The Tackle Box Fishing Report By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Heavy rains recently have made tough times for anglers but there is still good fishing out there now that the weather is beginning to clear up, said Joe Tippett, store manager at The Tackle Box in Lexington Park. “We’ve had 15 inches of rain in the past three weeks,” said Tippett. “Most guys haven’t been doing much because of the weather.” Still, the Patuxent River has some lively fishing. “There’s plenty of spot and perch in the Patuxent,” Tippett said. “But the spot have been hit or miss.” At Solomons Pier in Calvert fishing has been good there, too. “There are some keeper rockfish being caught there,” he said. All the rain has had one benefit, he said, and that was to lower the salinity levels in local waters. That meant plenty of catfish for the taking, Tippett said. “There’s catfish everywhere,” he said. “They’ve even been catching them in the [Patuxent] River. “They’ve been moving down south.” In the Chesapeake Bay, anglers and charter boat crews have been running spoon and hose rigs to bring in fish such as blue fish and Spanish mackeral, Tippett said. Most of that fishing has been around a target ship set out in the bay as well as near Wind Mill Point and Smith Point. Cobia are also running in the bay, he said.

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Singer-Songwriter Scott Kirby Making 11th-Annual Appearance in Solomons By Tim Flaherty Staff Writer

Scott Kirby, a singer-songwriter whose music can be described as a mixture of James Taylor and the Beatles with a little Jimmy Buffett thrown in, will be making his 11th annual concert visit to Solomons Island later this month when he plays at the Southern Maryland Sailing Association on Sunday, August 19 at 4pm. “I can’t believe I’ve been doing the Solomons show for this long now,” Kirby remarked when reminded of the date. “I started doing an annual show there in 2008? Wow. I love playing there so much. So many people who come to SMSA are sailors and coastal people who have a special connection to much of the music I do.” Kirby splits his time between residences in Kittery, ME; Key West, FL; and rural Montana, but he spends a significant amount of time on the road touring. He keeps his own sailboat on the Piscataqua River in New Hampshire. His love for boats and harbor towns is evident in many of his original songs.

Last year, he released his ninth CD, Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost. The title song is based on the roster of fellow song and novel writers who have populated Key West for the past several decades, but the album also includes influences of his life in Montana, where he and his wife, Sabrina, maintain a cabin. Including a mountain locale as an influence is not the only departure for the 63-year-old musician—the record was produced by the Nashville-based producing and recording duo of Andy and Matt Thompson, who themselves perform as the two-man group “The Massacoustics.” “I loved working with Matt and Andy on this record,” said Kirby. “They played all the instruments, too, and they are such great musicians. There is a different energy on this CD than on my others.” Kirby, who plays guitar and occasionally harmonica at his live shows, has had a busy touring schedule this summer. He recently concluded a Maine-to-California run of shows, and is now concentrating on the East Coast with shows in Long Island, New Jersey, Annapolis, Philadelphia, and Virginia Beach, before wrapping up this

tour in Solomons. After a two-and-a-half week break, he will resume touring for the autumn as part of the “Mayer, Kirby, Mayer” trio with fellow guitarists Peter Mayer and Brendan Mayer. “It’s a very neat little town,” he says of Solomons. “Very scenic, and there’s lots of boats. The venue at the sailing club is great, and the people really pay attention to the music. Solomons is one of my favorite annual shows.” Tickets to the show at the Southern Maryland Sailing Association may Scott Kirby performing at SMSA in 2013.  A be purchased online at Singer-songwriter superb storyteller, Kirby returns to Solomons on August 19th.”, and cost $20 per-person. Food is sored by the Solomons Holiday Inn and expected to be available on-site and bev- Conference Center, and by Corona Extra erages will be available for purchase. In Beer. addition to SMSA, the concert is spon-

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In Remembrance

Mary Roberta Crandell “Aunt Bert” Hughes

Mary Roberta Crandell “Aunt Bert” Hughes, 102, a longtime resident of Owings, MD claimed the promise of the resurrection on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Green Valley Commons Assisted Living Center in Winchester, VA where she had been a resident since May 2015. Before moving to Green Valley Commons she was lovingly cared for in Berryville by her grandnephew, the late Raymond Wilson, Jr. and his wife Wanda. Aunt Bert was born October 28, 1915 in Harwood, MD to the late Elliott and Mary Catterton. She was one of four daughters and six sons, all of which have preceded her in death except for one brother, Lee Catterton. She is also preceded in death by her husbands Henry Crandell and Martin Hughes. Aunt Bert worked for Knobb Store in Galesville, Maryland for 25 years and through the years became a terrific gardener and cook. She was a member of Cedar Grove Methodist Church in Deale, MD where she was a former choir member. Her favorite pastime was watching baseball, specifically the Wash-

ington Nationals. Thanks to the staff at Green Valley Commons, at the age of almost 102, she attended a Nationals game where she took the field and her favorite player, Bryce Harper, presented her with an autographed game ball and her very own jersey. She was named their #1 fan and made quite a splash in local newpapers and on TV, including ESPN and MASN. She also enjoyed a personal visit from Ryan Zimmerman in her home, which was orchestrated by Jim Stutzman. Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home – Owings, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings MD 20736. Funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, 122 Bayard Road, Lothian MD 20711

Tammy Kay Mulloy

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 after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Foster Lee and Doris Jeanette (Akers) Jones. Tammy was raised in Morningside, MD and graduated from Central High School. She married Lawrence “Larry” Mulloy in December of 1995 and they lived in Huntingtown. Tammy was employed as a word processor and business manager before becoming a project control specialist with Validity Corporation, which later became L-3 Communications, retiring in 2011. Tammy enjoyed crocheting, coloring, watching movies, baseball, holidays, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Tammy is survived by her husband Larry Mulloy of Huntingtown, daughters Holly Vallandingham and her husband Danny of St. Leonard and Nichole Nash of Owings, grandchildren McKinsey and LeAnn Vallandingham, Lilly Davis and RyLynn Foreman, mother-in-law Sandra Mulloy of Huntingtown, brother-in-law Gardner Mulloy, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Thelma Turner, brother Ronald Jones and father-in-law Garland Mulloy. Funeral arrangements were made by Rausch Funeral Home.

Pamela Ann Amster

Tammy Kay Mulloy, 56, of Huntingtown passed away July 30, 2018. She was born June 4, 1962 in Washington, D.C., to

Pamela Ann Amster, 61, of Lothian passed away July 29, 2018. She was born April 26, 1957 in Washington, D.C., to Kenneth Albert and Frances Marie (Tarry) Martin. Pam was raised in Chesapeake Beach and graduated from Northern High School. She was employed in the cafeteria at Windy Hill Middle School for many years

where she enjoyed greeting all the children each day. Pam enjoyed the beach and spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Pam is survived by her daughter Heather Garrett Irfan of Parkville, Veronica Amster of North Beach and Danielle Amster of Prince Frederick, sisters Lisa Coleman and husband Gerry of Hampstead and Lorrie Sheppard of Niantic, CT, her beloved grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and stepmother Carolyn Martin of Warrenton, VA and her children. Memorial service will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at noon at Rausch Funeral Home - Owings 8325 Mount Harmony Lane Owings MD 20736. Memorial contributions my be made to  Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium  MD  21093; Phone: 410252-4500; website:https://www.

Stephen A. “Steve” Goforth Stephen A. “Steve” Goforth, 32, of Lusby, MD and formerly of Chesapeake Beach, MD died August 5, 2018 at his residence. Born November 15, 1985 in Silver Spring, MD, he was

the son of Donald F. Goforth and Patricia A. (O’Donnell) Goforth. Steve graduated from Northern High School in 2003 and was an Autocad Technician. He enjoyed crabbing, fishing and boating. Steve is survived by his parents, Donald and Patricia Goforth of Lusby, MD; his children, Caiden Goforth of Chesapeake Beach, MD and Makenna Goforth of Owings, MD; and his siblings, Jennifer Nicolio of Hagerstown, MD and Christopher Goforth of Bowie, MD. Family will receive friends on Friday, August 10, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a service to follow at 5:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Maryland Community Network, 305 Prince Frederick Boulevard, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or the Calvert Crisis Intervention Center, P.O. Box 980, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Condolences to the family may be made at

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ONGOING 13th Kid’s Playwriting Festival Twin Beach Players, Boys and Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Avenue, North Beach 7:00 - 9:00 PM After a record breaking year of submissions by our community’s children, six plays have been selected to be produced, directed and starring our youth membership! This year’s winning plays include real life situations, many of which are experienced by our children daily, and are quite personal to today’s youth. Enjoy a fun evening of love and laughter! $7. August 10-19. 443-646-3878.

Thursday, August 9 Sons of the American Legion Meeting 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East Rt. 260 7:00 - 8:00 PM The Members of the Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 will hold its monthly meeting in the Upper Level Meeting Hall of the Post. Members are urged to attend and make their voices heard. Info: Commander Ward at 410-610-7217. www. 

Friday, August 10 Kool-Aid Day Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach 2:00 -5:00 PM Come and cool off to celebrate Kool-Aid Day. Sample a few flavors and vote for your favorite. Free! 410-535-1600, x8210. Farmers’ Market 5th Street & Bay Ave., North Beach 6:00 PM Includes Classic Car Cruise-in and Art Fair along Bay Avenue. www. George Thorogood and the Destroyers in Concert! Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 7:00 PM (gates open at 6:00) A fun evening with friends at Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion! Tickets: $69, $51, and $41. Info: 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or 18.

Saturday, August 11 Yard Sale North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., Rt. 261, Chesapeake Beach 8:00 AM – Noon Tables are $15/ea. or 2/$25. Contact Diane, 410-231-1775 after 5:00. Sponsored by the NB VFD Auxiliary. Pet Adoption Pepper’s Pet Pantry, Solomons Towne Center (behind CVS) 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Dog and cat adoption event with local Saint Mary’s and Calvert County animal rescue groups. Info: 410-326-4006. Name That Tune  CalvART Gallery, Prince Frederick Shopping Ctr, 110 Solomons Island Road 5:00 – 8:00 PM Opening reception for a show that connects physical art and music. Artists create works that represent their interpretation.  Can you guess a song or feel the artist’s love of music from viewing the piece?  The show runs through September 3. 410-535-9252 Country Dance   American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach.  8:00 – 11:30 PM If you can’t dance, teachers will be available to give free lessons at 7:00 followed by dancing to the tunes of the Southern Winds Band. $15/person includes fountain soft drinks or draft beer, pretzels, and chips.  Public Welcome.   Info call 410-257-9878. www. Reservations:   Lighthouse Adventure Cruise (full) Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM See six lighthouses (Southern route) aboard a private charter vessel. Info: 410-326-2042, ext. 41.

Sunday, August 12 Dog Days of Summer American Chestnut Land Trust, 676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick 1:00 - 5:00 PM Treat your pup to a Sunday Funday! Explore our volunteer-run organic farm while pampering your pooch with some of the most beautiful views in Calvert County. Leashes required.

Freshest produce and tours of the farm and educational garden. Free. Info: Pot Luck Dinner Solomons Asbury ClubHouse, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons 2:00 - 5:00 PM The Calvert Artist Guild’s Annual Pot-Luck dinner meeting with a special celebration of its 40th anniversary. All pot-luck contributions are welcome to be shared by all attending.  Free to the public.  Info: Jan Barr  443-4045746,  or Gerry Wood 301-863-9663, Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sails 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons 2:30 - 4:30 PM Sail aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s departing and returning from the Calvert Marine Museum. Experience the Patuxent River aboard an iconic Chesapeake dredge boat. $15 ages 8-12, 13 and older $25. Sorry, no children under five permitted. Reservation required. Contact Melissa McCormick, 410-326-2042 ext. 41. www.

Monday, August 13 Vacation Bible School Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 9463 HG Trueman Rd., Lusby 9:00 - 11:30 AM, Aug. 13-16 “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus” is the theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School. Monday through Thursday. Come with your friends for music, stories, snacks, games, crafts and fun! 410-231-2075. Vacation Bible School Friendship UMC, 22 W Friendship Road 9:00 AM – Noon (Mon-Fri) Age 3 thru completed Fifth Grade. Week of fun and learning includes games, stories and music. $10 includes a beautiful t-shirt and snacks. Register: Dinner and Jazz Night Chesapeake Church, Lobby Coffee Bar, 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown 6:00 - 8:00 PM Experience a full dinner menu and enjoy music by Magic Ray Jazz. Family-friendly. No cover. No purchase necessary.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting Solomons Fire Department   7:00 - 8:00 PM The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 23-2 monthly meeting at the Solomons Fire Department. The public is invited to attend.

Tuesday, August 14 Caregiver Resources SpringHill Suites, 75 Sherry Lane, Prince Frederick 1:00 – 2:30 PM Amy Boucher, Aging Social Services, will discuss services available to the Southern Maryland community through the local Area Agency on Aging. An interactive presentation, designed so attendees can ask questions about navigating services. Calvert Hospice is pleased to provide this educational seminar and will provide refreshments. The seminar is free. Info and registration: Peggy Braham,410-535-0892, or Register online: Bingo North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. 7:30 PM Doors open at 5:00. $8/person. Food and drink available for purchase. More info please call 301-855-0520.

Wednesday, August 15 Mudpies! Kings Landing Park, Huntington 10:00 – 11:00 AM You can’t eat them, but it sure is fun to make them! Explore the mud – how it feels, how it smells - what animals live in the mud? 3-5 yrs w/adult. Reservations by Aug. 10. 410-535-5327.

Thursday, August 16 Calvert Toastmasters Meeting Community Resources Bldg., 30 Duke Street, Prince Frederick 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM An International club open to anyone. I improve your communication and leadership skills. Attend our meetings as a visitor and bring a friend!

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Thursday, August 9

Parent/Tween Summer Book MeetUp. 7:00-8:00pm. Parent/Tween Summer Book Meet-Up! Parents and tweens (entering grades 5-7) will meet up to talk about The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Dean Hale and Shannon Hale. Register in person at your branch starting July 2nd and pick up your copy of the book! Space is limited! Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289.

Friday, August 10

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, August 11

Poets’ Circle. 9:00-11:00am. Beginner or big-time, confident or compulsive, stuck or star-lit! All are welcome. Expect a friendly session of discussion, editing and support. Bring 5 copies of what you want to work on or just yourself. Please register. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Monday, August 13

Monday Morning Fun. 10:0010:45am. Join us for dancing, stories, and fun. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. 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.

Tuesday, August 14

Summer Fun - Tom Crowl (Northeast Community Center). 10:00-11:00am. Tom’s puppets are excited to show off their musical talents. Talent may be the wrong word, however. They have no official training, but they have been actively reading library books and participating in the summer reading program. Chaos ensues as they plan the debut of their world tour. This program is designed to entertain all ages – including the adults! Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Road,, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411.

Summer Fun - Tom Crowl (Dunkirk Firehouse). 2:00-3:00pm. Tom’s puppets are excited to show off their musical talents. Talent may be the wrong word, however. They have no official training, but they have been actively reading library books and participating in the summer reading program. Chaos ensues as they plan the debut of their world tour. This program is designed to entertain all ages – including the adults! Calvert Library Fairview Branch at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 3170 West Ward Road, Dunkirk 410-257-2101 Flying Needles. 6:00-9:00pm. Knitting, crocheting and portable crafting group open to anyone wanting to join in and share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill. No registration. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289.

Wednesday, August 15

Summer Fun - Tom Crowl (Patuxent-Appeal Campus Appeal Building). 10:00-11:00am. Tom’s puppets are excited to show off their musical talents. Talent may be the wrong word, however. They have no official training, but they have been actively reading library books and participating in the summer reading program. Chaos ensues as they plan the debut of their world tour. This program is designed to entertain all ages – including the adults! Calvert Library Southern Branch, at the Patuxent Appeal Campus, primary building, 35 Appeal Lane, Lusby, 410-326-5289. Summer Fun - Tom Crowl. 2:003:00pm. Tom’s puppets are excited to show off their musical talents. Talent may be the wrong word, however. They have no official training, but they have been actively reading library books and participating in the summer reading program. Chaos ensues as they plan the debut of their world tour. This program is designed to entertain all ages – including the adults! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Thursday, August 16

Asbury Book Discussion - 10:3012:00pm. A lively book discussion every other month on the 3rd Thursday. This month we will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Next book to discuss is decided by the group. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289..


YoungatHeart By Office of Aging Staff

Living Well with Diabetes

Living Well with Diabetes classes will be offered at: Southern Pines Senior Center, Mondays, August 27 – October 15, 9 – 11:30 a.m. (No class on September 3 and October 8); North Beach Senior Center, Fridays, September 7 – October 12, 9 – 11:30 a.m. This workshop is for those with pre-Diabetes or Diabetes. Register for the workshop through the Calvert County Health Department at 410535-5400, ext. 459.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Southern Pines Senior Center will be hosting the AARP Driver Safety Class, Monday, September 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The fee for this class is $15/ AARP members, $20/non-members. Members must show AARP cards. Please call to pre-register, 410-586-2748.

Friends of Calvert County Seniors, Inc. Seeking Members

Friends of Calvert County Seniors, Inc. (FCCS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for qualified Calvert County seniors. FCCS provides funds for services which will assist them in remaining independent when governmental or grant funds are insufficient. FCCS is seeking members. These are volunteer positions. Contact Susan Justice at the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606. For more information, visit the website at

Calvert Pines Senior Center

Express your creative side by painting amazing works of art with Rock Art, Tuesday, August 14, 10 a.m. A picture is worth a thousand words. To celebrate World Photo Day, bring the oldest photo you have to share, and discuss with others, Wednesday, August 15, 10:30 a.m.

North Beach Senior Center

Only about 13% of the population is left handed. Celebrate this special group with National Left Handers Day, Monday, August 13, 11 a.m. Join us for Acrylic Pour Painting, Wednesday, August 15, 10 a.m. Learn about a fun, new and easy painting technique that requires no art skills. Fee: $10. All supplies included. Must pre-register. Call 410-257-2549.

Southern Pines Senior Center

Make a beautiful beaded bracelet as a gift with our “Christmas in August” Bead Workshop, Wednesday, August 15, 10 a.m. Limited seating available. Pre-registration is required. Call 410-586-2748. Fee: $2/person. Join us as we celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, Tuesday, August 21. This day is to raise awareness of seniors and to recognize their achievements. Enjoy a sweet treat after lunch.

Eating Together Menu Monday, August 13

Tomato Wedges, 3-Bean Salad, Dinner Roll, Watermelon

Tuesday, August 14

Turkey, Gravy, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Dinner Roll, Cubed Cantaloupe

Herb-Lemon Fish, O’Brien Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Seasoned Kale, Dinner Roll, Fruited Jell-O Pulled Pork on a Bun, Coleslaw, Corn, Cantaloupe, Iced Yellow Cake

Wednesday, August 15

Chicken Salad Sandwich on a Bed of Lettuce w/Hard Boiled Egg,

Thursday, August 16

Friday, August 17

Cheeseburger on a Bun, L/T/O Slices, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Seedless Watermelon

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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And itWith will disdoing They will list doing appear dramatically. an im-doctors for you theimplants. board certified doctors appear rather dramatically. With an imfor you the board certified doctors doing plant the bone remains in function and implants today. It’s important to know plant the bone remains in function and implants today. It’s important to know has thepotential potentialtotolast last indefinitely. the specialist the restorative has the indefinitely. TheThethe specialist cannotcannot do thedo restorative first implantI Iever everput put place in 1971,work,work, whereas the general that first implant in in place in 1971, whereas the general dentist dentist that remained in function, in the patients restricts their practice to specializing in remained in function, in the patients restricts their practice to specializing in mouth untilshe shepassed passed away in aboutimplants implants will place the implant mouth until away in about will place the implant and re-and re2004. willnot notput puta timeframe a timeframe the prosthetics the implants. 2004. IIwill on on howhowstorestore the prosthetics for thefor implants. long they’ll last lastbecause becausethey they literally Tomcsik: So when a specialist provides long they’ll literally So when a specialist provides have thepotential potentialtoto last indefinitely. Tomcsik: have the last indefinitely. a quote, arequoting just quoting a quote, they they are just the rootthe root Tomcsik: Whenyou youtalk talk about replacement or implant andthenot the Tomcsik: When about put-put-replacement or implant and not ting an implant implantinto intothethe bone replacement or crown? ting an jawjaw bone thatthattoothtooth replacement or crown? sounds likeaapretty prettyelaborate elaborate surgery. O’Roark: That is largely true. That’s a sounds like surgery. O’Roark: That is largely true. That’s a Can youelaborate elaborateonon that? Can you that? veryvery goodgood point.point. If youIfgetyou a quotation get a quotation O’Roark: Actually, thethe surgery to place a specialist you must O’Roark: Actually, surgery to placefromfrom a specialist you make must sure make sure the implant It’s It’s rela-rela-that that he is he being clear that price is he is the implantisisvery verynominal. nominal. is being clearthe that theheprice tively painless. locallocalgiving you isyou for is thefor implant and notand the not the tively painless.I Ioperate operateunder under giving the implant anesthesia and if you part. part. One ofOne the of things I that I anesthesia andoral oralpresedation presedation if youprosthetic prosthetic the that things wish. IfIf II put in inhavehave tried tried to dotois do restricting my pracwish. putthe theroot rootreplacement replacement is restricting my practhis morning, gogo back to work to placing implants and providing this morning,you youcan can back to worktice tice to placing implants and providing this afternoon. will be be no no stitches. for about 15 years this afternoon.There There will stitches.the prosthetics the prosthetics for about 15now years now There isis virtually There’s have have incorporated into myinto general There virtuallynonoswelling. swelling. There’sand and incorporated my general generally no no no bleeding for atfor least years generally nopain. pain.There’s There’s bleedingpractice practice at 35 least 35 now. yearsThe now. The and the quite innocuous. thing thing is thatis the and theprocedure procedureis is quite innocuous. important important thatcontinuity the continuity the implant through the placement Tomcsik: The other major concern I from from the implant through the placement prosthetic is all done by the same Tomcsik: Thehaving other about major implant concern Iof the imagine people of the prosthetic isbe allsaid done by the same person. There is a lot to for that imagine people having about implant dentistry is the cost. How does that com- because person. There is a lot to be said that I can design your implant placedentistry is the cost. How does that com- because I can design your implantfor pare toother options? placement to accept the prosthetic results that pare toother options? mentastoan accept the prosthetic that O’Roark: The simplest thing to do is we want end result, especiallyresults in O’Roark: simplest to to do iscomplex we want compare oneThe missing tooth thing implant an end result, especially in compare one missing tooth implant a three unit bridge as discussed earlier. to complex cases. aThe three bridge as discussed earlier. costunit of the implant/crown combiPAID ADVERTISEMENT The cost of the implant/crown combiPAID ADVERTISEMENT

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