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Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Local News

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Liquor Board
Seeks to Clarify

Man Killed in Car Accident

Person Involved Charged

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer

By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer

Last year was Beth Swoaps first as chairman of the Liquor Board,
and the board put forward a number of proposed legislations. Among
these proposals was one to allow the liquor board to levy fines, when
before they could only suspend licenses. Another gave the liquor board
authority to issue licenses they had been issuing for years without the
formal approval from the state to do so.
This year, the liquor board is only putting forth two proposed legislations, one of which is designed to clarify the bottle club legislation that
was passed last year.
Bottle Clubs are any restaurant or eatery that does not have a liquor
license but serves, sells, gives, or dispenses alcoholic beverages to its
members or guests.
The legislation was the source of a lot of confusion at the end of the
2014 legislative session, caused by changes in wording when it came out
of legislative services. This year, Swoap worked with States Attorney
Laura Martin to get the wording right and intends to keep a close eye on
any changes to the wording that would render it unenforceable again.
In addition to clarifying the bottle law, the liquor board supports a
bill to expand the Countys special wine festival license to be a special
beer and/or wine festival license with hopes beer and/or wine festivals
will attract more visitors and tourists to Calvert County, according to the
Calvert County legislative package.
This gives the numerous wineries and breweries in the county a
chance for representation at local festivals and events, Swoap said.
For more information, visit co.cal.md.us.

A Chesapeake Beach Man died after injuries sustained in a car accident on Thursday Dec. 4, according to the Calvert County
Sheriffs Office. At approximately 5:35 p.m.,
authorities from the Calvert County Sheriffs
Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of 6200 North
Solomons Island Road in Sunderland for a report of a fatal motor vehicle accident involving
two vehicles.
Joseph David Fernandes, 28, of Chesapeake Beach, was operating a 2001 Dodge
Dakota and sustained critical injuries during
the crash. Fernandes was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital (CMH), where he succumbed to his injuries, according to officials.
An examination of his vehicle revealed Fernandes was not wearing his seatbelt at the time
of the crash, which authorities said contributed
to the life-threatening injuries he sustained
during the collision.
Ryan M. Douglas, 22, of Waldorf, was
operating a 2014 Ford F-150 and sustained minor injuries during the collision. Jonathan M.
Douglas, 23, of Waldorf, was occupying the
front passenger seat of the truck and he sustained minor injuries as well. The two men


were transported to CMH, where they were

treated for their injuries and released, according to police.
A preliminary investigation revealed the
Dodge Dakota was traveling southbound on
Md. Route 2-4 (North Solomons Island Road),
in the vicinity of the China King Restaurant,
when the Ford F-150 entered the roadway in an
attempt to make a U-turn. The Dodge struck
the Ford on the right rear axle, which caused
both vehicles to travel to an uncontrolled final
rest on the southbound shoulder of Md. 2-4.
According to authorities, major contributing factors to the collision are driver error and
failure to yield to the right of way by Douglas.
According to online records, Douglas is facing
charges of failure to yield to the right of way
on a U-turn and driver when turning left failed
to yield to the right of way to the vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.
Cpl. T. Phelps, of the Calvert County Sheriffs Crash Reconstruction Team, is conducting the investigation into the events leading up
to the collision. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Cpl. Phelps at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail
at phelpsts@co.cal.md.us.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

North Beach Rings

in the Holiday Season

By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
The rain didnt keep residents
away from the North Beach Holiday
Parade Saturday, Dec. 6! The parade
began at noon and featured a variety
of participants, including Chesapeake
Beach council members Jeff Krahling
and Bob Carpenter, the Route 66 PT
Cruiser Club of Virginia, fire trucks
from the North Beach Volunteer Fire
Department, various elves and even
the Grinch! Participants in the Holiday
Parade, which is officially called the
Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade, traveled from First Street to Seventh Street
spreading holiday cheer.
After the parade, children could
meet Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus at the
North Beach Town Hall at 1 p.m. for
pictures and with their Christmas wish
lists! Cookies and hot chocolate were also available for attendees at the Town Hall
as well.
The annual tradition for the Town of North Beach is the Light Up The Town
ceremony, which was scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., but it was canceled this
year due to inclement weather. However, the lights still turned on for residents to
The Bay Business Group sponsors the Christmas Parade and the North Beach
House and Garden Club sponsors Meet Santa.

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House Fires
Under Investigation
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
On Thursday, Dec. 4 at 11:25 a.m., 13 volunteer firefighters from the Waldorf
Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at 2565 Old Washington Road in
Waldorf after a citizen traveling on Old Washington Road alerted authorities. The
blaze caused an estimated $100 in damage to the two-story single-family home; the
firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze within five minutes. The fire originated
in the second floor closet and is considered incendiary, according to Deputy Fire
Marshal (DFM) D. Brenneman, who responded to the scene.
Two days later, on Saturday Dec. 6 at 5:40 p.m., 49 volunteer firefighters from
the Waldorf, La Plata, Bryans Road, Hughesville, Brandywine, Accokeek, Clinton
and Baden Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the same residence for a report
of another fire. A citizen traveling on Old Washington Road reported the blaze after
noticing smoke and flames coming from the vacant house, according to DFM Melissa Decker, who responded to this incident. The firefighters were able to extinguish
the fire within 30 minutes. The blaze caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the
two-story single-family residence. Along with the first fire, this blaze originated in
the second floor closet as well and is considered incendiary, according to officials.
The homeowner is identified as George Grinder, according to officials.
The investigation is currently ongoing and anyone with information pertaining to these incidents is encouraged to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal,
Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6834.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Tis the Season Come Pick Your Tree

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
Local Optimist Clubs are holding their annual
Christmas tree sales. Come out and find the perfect
tree to grace your home!
All trees for sale this year are Fraser Firs, according to Optimist Club of Calvert tree sale organizer
Howard Horsmon. All three Optimist groups in the
county do tree sales, he said, and the proceeds benefit Optimist Club programs, which all serve the local
Having a live tree in the house creates a certain
atmosphere and can often be an important part of the
holiday tradition, especially for children.
It just feels more like Christmas, Horsmon
Trees are priced by size, with some as tall as 10

feet. Volunteers staff the Christmas tree lots, Horsmon said. He singled out the NJROTC group from
Calvert High School for recognition. The students
came to help unload the trees, and a number of them
come by after school to help out for a few hours.
In addition to the trees, the Optimist Clubs use
evergreen clippings to make wreathes, which can
be purchased plain for $17 or with a bow for $20,
Horsmon said.

Photos by Sarah Miller

Optimist Club of Calvert

Calvert Village parking lot (by the Prince Frederick Safeway) 80 W Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Optimist Club of Solomons

Solomons Island across from the Calvert Marine Museum

Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Howard Horsmon helps load a tree into a waiting truck.

Betty Knapp, left, and Jack Brown pick a tree.

SMECO Employees Raise Funds

for Wounded Warrior Project
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held two
fundraising events and recently donated
$36,470 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
SMECO employees raised the money
through the SMECO 75 Bike Ride held in
June and SMECO Annual Charity Golf
Outing in October. The events are supported by a group of volunteers, vendors,
and the SMECO executive team. The
Co-op selects a different organization
each year to benefit from the fundraising
According to Richard Jarboe, SMECO supply chain director, We enjoy
working together with SMECOs supply
chain partners to host the charity golf
tournament. The event allows us to provide much-needed funds to worthwhile
organizations. We have held the charity
golf event for 11 years and have given
more than $110,000 to local groups.
We greatly appreciate the contribution SMECO has made to help us serve
injured veterans through our 20 lifesaving programs, said Dana Dreckman,
director of donor services for Wounded
Warrior Project. It is only through the
support of the American public and our
corporate sponsors that we are able to

work toward our vision of fostering the

most successful, well-adjusted generation of injured service members in our
nations history.
Natalie Cotton, SMECOs community relations specialist, added, Our
annual bike ride receives great support
from the Oxon Hill Bike Club and local
bicycle enthusiasts, and we are especially
grateful to business partners who donated thousands of dollars to help make the
SMECO 75 Bike Ride a successful fundraiser. SMECO held its third annual
bike ride on June 7, 2014, and more than
470 bicyclists registered for the event.
Participants can choose among three bike
routes of 29, 47, and 75 miles that start
at the co-ops headquarters in Hughesville and go as far as Coltons Point in
St. Marys County. Major donors to
SMECOs bike ride include CGI, Comverge, ICF International, Infor, IP Data
Systems, and NextEra Energy, and we
thank them for their contributions, Cotton added. She concluded, SMECO will
host its fourth annual bike ride on Saturday, June 6, 2015, and weve already
begun planning for the event.
SMECO Press Release

Representatives from Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) accept a contribution of $36,470 from Southern
Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). SMECO raised the funds through the SMECO 75 Bike Ride and
the SMECO Annual Charity Golf Outing. Pictured from left are John Molino, WWP Chief of Staff -Programs;
Austin J. Slater, Jr., SMECO President and CEO; Charlie Abell, WWP, Executive Vice President of Policy and
Government Affairs; Natalie Cotton, SMECO Community Relations Specialist; Jonathan Marlowe, SMECO
Transmission System Operator and veteran; and Ulysses Bowman, SMECO Lead Groundman and veteran.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Helping Seniors Stay Home

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
Do you have a loved one who is home alone all day?
Do you worry they may fall, or that theyre lonely? Senior Home Healthcare of the Western Shore (SHHWS)
may be the solution for you.
Sometimes, all seniors want is someone to keep
them company a few hours per day, said Director of
Client Services James Conway. Having another person
to talk to can improve their physical and mental health,
and SHHWS encourages companions to play games
with seniors, help them make their favorite recpies and
get back into hobbies they enjoyed but gave up because
they thought they were getting too old. All of this can
go a long way toward allowing a senior to remain independent and at home, Conway said.
SHHWS started serving seniors in the summer of
2014 and is a member of The Seniors Choice.
According to the SHHWS website, Senior Home
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SHHWS provides service in private homes, assisted living communities, hospitals, skilled nursing
facilities and rehabilitation centers. Services include
light housekeeping, sleepover services, light personal
care, errands and transportation. When a family or individual contacts SHHWS for services, the first thing
they do is schedule a home assessment to determine
the level of service needed, Conway said. Then they
choose the best caregiver to work with the senior.
Potential employees go through a 13-point drug
screening and a thorough background check, according

to Director of Training and Operations Michael Smith.

Currently, SHHWS has five employees, but theyre
hoping to employ 40 or 50 by the end of 2015 he said.
Potential employees do not need to be nurses, but they
do need to have compassion and a desire to help the
elderly. Employees receive competitive compensation
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Smith said.
For more information, visit seniorcarewesternshore.com.

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Cops & Courts

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Maryland State
Police Blotter

The following information is compiled

directly from publicly released police reports.

The following information is compiled

directly from publicly released police reports.

Burglary: On Nov. 30 at 7:27 p.m., Trooper First Class Barlow responded to the 2400
block of Solomons Island Rd. S. in Prince Frederick for a reported burglary and theft.
Unknown suspects entered the residence and stole prescription medication and cash. Investigation continues.
Robbery and First Degree Assault: On Nov. 30 at 8:48 p.m., Trooper First Class Barlow
received a complaint regarding a Robbery and First Degree Assault that had occurred near
the Verizon building on Armory Rd. in Prince Frederick. The victim reported two males
attacked and robbed him at this location. His wallet, credit cards, cash and cell phone were
taken. After reporting the incident, the victim was transported to the hospital for treatment
of numerous injuries. Suspects have been developed and interviews are pending.

During the week of Dec. 1 through Dec. 7 deputies of the

Calvert County Sheriffs Office responded to 1,593 calls for
service throughout the community.
Citizens with information on the following crimes or any
criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers
link through the Sheriffs Office website.
Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous
tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of
a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.

Possession of Marijuana: On Dec. 2 at 9:42 p.m., Trooper Palumbo responded to Bob Evans Restaurant in Prince Frederick for possible CDS activity in the parking lot. Three occupants of a vehicle immediately exited the vehicle upon arrival. A probable cause search
revealed marijuana. Joshua L. Borland, 25 of Lusby; Sepideh E. Farahani, 18, and Zachary
R. Smith, 22, both of Huntingtown, were issued Civil Citations and released.

Theft Case #14-67357:

An outside air conditioning unit was stolen from a home in the 700 block of
Bowie Shop Road in Huntingtown. It is unknown when the theft occurred.
The unit is valued at $3,500. DFC A. Woodford is handling the investigation.

Possession of Marijuana: On Dec. 2 at 11:26 p.m., Trooper First Class Barlow responded
to the Super 8 Motel in Prince Frederick for a CDS complaint. Megan E. Barnaby, 18 of
East Windsor, CT, was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She
was issued a Civil Citation and was informed by management that she and her fellow room
occupants would have to leave the premises.

Destruction of Property Case #14-67371:

Sometime between 3 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 1, someone
spray painted a line down the side of a vehicle parked in the 8900 block of
Frederick Avenue in North Beach causing $2,000 in damage. DFC C. Fox is

Theft/Assault: On Dec. 4 at 2 p.m., Trooper Warrick received a complaint for a theft of

a cell phone and assault. The victim reported that her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her and
taken jewelry and her cell phone from the residence. An application for charges has been
submitted for James N. Gunnell, 28 of Prince Frederick, for theft and assault.

CDS Violation Case #14-67493:

On Dec. 2 at 9:02 a.m. after stopping a vehicle for traveling at
a rate above the posted speed limit on Md. Rt. 4 northbound
and Coster Road in Lusby, Dep. G. Gott found the driver, Ernest C. Groves, 62, of Lusby, to be in possession of suspected
drugs. Groves was arrested and charged with possession of
Oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Theft from Vehicle: On Dec. 5 at 12:41 p.m., Corporal Gibson received a report of a stolen registration plate (MD 21743M4) from the victims vehicle. The item has been entered
into METERS/NCIC. Investigation continues.

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Destruction of Property Case #14-67622:

On Dec. 2 at 10:50 p.m. DFC R. Weems responded to a home in the 11800
block of Clifton Drive in Lusby for the report of damaged property. The homeowner pointed out that her window had just been shot with what may have
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CDS Violation Case #14-67599:

On Dec. 2 at 7:50 p.m. Dep. B. Pounsberry conducted a traffic
stop on a vehicle on southbound Md. Rt. 4 near White Sands
Drive in Lusby. He made contact with the driver, later identified as Paula M. Brady, 46, of Leonardtown. Brady was
found to be in possession of Oxycodone and was arrested and
charged. Brady was also charged with driving while under the
influence of alcohol.

Destruction of Property, Cases #14-67686, 67721, 67751, 67759, and 67907:

Dep. T. Buckler is investigating several incidents where homes, sheds, fences
and street signs were spray painted with graffiti in the areas of 3rd Street, 6th
Street and 7th Street in North Beach and F Street and 28th Street in Chesapeake
Beach. They occurred between Dec. 2 and 4. The investigation continues.
Theft Case #14-67770:
A package that had been delivered to a home in the 1600 block of Calvert
Avenue in St. Leonard on Dec. 1 at 1:45 p.m. was stolen between that time and
4:30 p.m. Dep. D. Naughton is investigating.
Destruction of Property Case #14-67982:
Cpl. T. Phelps is investigating a shed that was spray painted on Dec. 4 between
4:30 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. in the 3900 block of 7th Street in North Beach.
Destruction of Property Case #14-68197:
A citizen called to report spray-painted graffiti on the roadway on 4th Street
in North Beach between Cincinnati and Chicago Avenues. It was discovered
around 5 p.m. on Dec. 3. Dep. W. Beisel is investigating.
Theft from Vehicle Case #14-68270:
On Dec. 5 at about 4:50 a.m. someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked
outside a home in the 4100 block of Patuxent Court in Dunkirk and stole tools.
Dep. B. Schaefer is investigating.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Multiple Arrests Made in

Undercover Operation

By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
The St. Marys County Sheriffs
Office Vice and Narcotics division,
assisted by support team and patrol
deputies, made multiple arrests of Calvert and St. Marys County residents.
According to officials, authorities conducted an undercover investigation,
named Operation Naughty List, with
the intent of targeting websites that are
frequently used to solicit prostitution in
St. Marys County.
Beyond the quality of life issues
that are associated with prostitution,
other serious criminal acts, such as human trafficking; sexual assault; drug
distribution and robbery, are known to
have a prostitution nexus, according
to officials from the St. Marys County
Sheriffs Office.
In one incident, detectives answered a posting involving a female,
who offered to exchange sex for money.
The suspect claimed to be 19-years-

old; the female arrived to the location

and stated she was going to perform the
sexual act in exchange for money. During the search incident to arrest, detectives recovered Oxycodone and marijuana. After she was placed under arrest, authorities discovered she was 16
years old and a Calvert County resident.
Calvert County Juvenile Services was
contacted and the minor was released to
her parent pending her hearing in Juvenile Court.
Authorities arrested 16 suspects,
from several areas of Maryland and
Virginia, during the course of Operation Naughty List.
David Nevins, 28, of California;
Anthony Miluzzo, 26, of Lexington
Park; David Bryner, 50, of Hollywood;
Donald Gates, 53, of Lusby; Rodger
Leasure, 51, of Lexington Park; Kenneth Moir, 48, of Callaway; William
Parrot, 24, of Lusby; Christopher
Knott, 27, of California; Shaun Jennings, 37, of Loveville; Dash Daniels,
32, of California; Robert Millar, 43, of

Hopewell, Va.; Debbrato Das, 31, of

Lexington Park; Allendy Perez, 37, of
Lexington Park, were arrested for Solicitation of Prostitution for paying for
a sex act.
Allyson Pallanti, 20, of Baltimore;
Kelly Gipson, 47, of Lanham; Patricia
Butler, 36, of Lexington Park, were arrested for Solicitation of Prostitution
for agreeing to provide a sex act for
money, according to police.
This operation confirms the value
in consistently enforcing crimes related
to prostitution. Hopefully [these] young
women will receive some much needed
help, employees who have sensitive positions that are easily compromised will
realize how vulnerable theyve become,
and that each of the offenders exposed
themselves to a safety and health risk,
Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander
of the Vice and Narcotics division, said.

Man Sentenced to 21 Years

is Denied Early Release
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
On Monday, Dec. 8 Calvert County Circuit Court Judge
Marjorie Clagett denied the early release of Division of Corrections inmate Derek Craig Bradley, 26, of Lusby. Bradley
was sentenced to 21 years at the Division of Corrections on
Aug. 2, 2010 for one count of armed robbery, three counts of
first-degree assault and one count of a dangerous weapon with
the intent to injure.
Barrett Schultz Bradleys attorney requested Judge
Clagett release his client on supervised probation in order for
Bradley to enter into a substance abuse program.
Schultz claimed the Division of Corrections would not
allow inmates enter into a rehabilitation program until two
years before their release date.
We believe the best treatment for him is on probation
we ask you end the punishment portion of the sentence and

Cops &
Judge Grants
Motion to
Release Inmate
By Lauren Procopio
Staff Writer
On Friday, Dec. 5 Calvert County Circuit Court Judge
Marjorie Clagett granted the motion to release inmate William
Hatch from the Calvert County Detention Center (CCDC)
pending a bed space at the Jude House, which is a rehabilitation facility. On Feb. 4, Hatch was sentenced to 18 months
at the CCDC for first-degree burglary and theft from $10,000
to under $100,000; the crimes took place in May and July of
2012, according to online records. On Nov. 24, St. Marys
County Circuit Court Judge Karen Abrams sentenced Hatch
to 18 months at the St. Marys County Detention Center for
second-degree burglary; the crime took place in July of 2013,
according to online records.
According to the defendant, Judge Abrams agreed to sign
the 8507 form, which would allow the defendant enter into the
rehabilitation program.
They cannot transport you until St. Marys does the
same, Judge Clagett explained to Hatch.
Judge Clagett told the defendant if he does not successfully complete the rehabilitation program he will be sent back
to jail to serve 18.5 years of backup time.
Cynthia Panos represented the defendant and Kyle Tores
represented the state during this court hearing.

begin the rehabilitation portion, Schultz said.

Schultz claimed his client would have a job with his
father should he leave prison.
Assistant States Attorney Kyle Tores argued that
while Bradley was in prison he had two infractions and was
also written up for having a verbal altercation with another
inmate, whom Schultz tried to argue, would not have hapuntil I have a 2014 picture of Mr. Bradley; it would be foolpened if the regular supervisor was present.
hearted to do anything.
They might not have been written up had it been the
Judge Clagett explained to the defendant and his attorregular supervisor, Schultz argued.
ney she needed an 8507 evaluation, which is required if the
We cant make any assumptions that had the regular defendant is requesting to enter into a rehabilitation program.
person been there [it wouldnt have happened,] Judge ClagOnce we get the 8507 evaluation, we will bring you
ett said.
back here and decide what to do, she said.
Schultz said his client is pleading and begging the rehaWe will see you after the report is doneit goes withbilitation portion of his sentence begin.
out saying you need to be infraction free, she continued.
Im sorry for what Ive done and Im trying to go home,
Bradley said to the judge.
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Comissioners Name New

Board of Education Member

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
voted unanimously to appoint Lusby resident James C. Piatt to the
position of First County Commissioner District representative on the
Calvert County Board of Education (BOE).
Piatts appointment fills the vacancy left by Joseph R. Chenelly,
who resigned Nov. 1. He will serve the remaining two years of Chenellys term.
Piatt is a Senior Reactor Operator at Exelons Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. A Navy veteran, he holds masters degrees in business administration and performance improvement from Grantham
Piatt and his wife Laurel have two children attending Dowell Elementary School. Piatt has been involved in coaching and has been
an active member of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce. He
wants to be an active part of his childrens education and feels that

serving on the BOE will be an excellent opportunity for him.

Piatt hopes to use his two years on the BOE to tackle topics including bullying and drug use in schools. He wants to find out more
about the Common Core State Standards and get information to students and educators. Students especially have questions about the
common core, but not a lot of answers, Piatt said.
The BOCC is mandated by state law to fill board of education
vacancies. Of the 15 candidates who applied by the Nov. 17 deadline,
two subsequently withdrew their applications and the remaining 13
were interviewed, according to a BOCC press release.
To qualify for the position, candidates were required to be registered to vote in Calvert County and residents of the First Election
District for a minimum of two years before the beginning of the appointed term.
Piatt will be sworn in along with the other elected board of education members Jan. 6, 2015.

Photo courtesy of James Piatt

Get Your Craft On

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
The Calvert County Library Prince Frederick branch held the latest in a
series of craft nights for students on Dec. 4.
Get Your Craft On gave tweens a chance to make a duct tape wallet, a
zipper bracelet, an ornament and a Minecraft themed project.
With so many participants and different activities, there was opportunity
for the tween to step up as leaders. The kids who already knew what they were
doing with the crafts, such as the duct tape wallets, didnt hesitate to offer
advice and help out.
For more information, or to find an activity at a library near you, visit

Photos by Sarah Miller


Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Capitol Steps Returning in February

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse,
Inc. (CAASA) announced that the Capitol Steps political satire troupe is returning to Calvert County in 2015.
CAASAs Comedy Invasion for Project Graduation
featuring the Capitol Steps will be held on Saturday,
Feb. 28, 2015 at the Calvert High School Auditorium,
Prince Frederick. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show
will begin at 8 p.m.
Proceeds from this fundraiser, will benefit Project
Graduation, an all night alcohol-free and drug-free celebration for graduating seniors from the Countys four
public high schools. With a program budget of $32,000,
the Capitol Steps event is the major fundraiser for the

Capitol Steps tickets will make the perfect holiday gift and currently can be purchased by cash, check,
or money order from the CAASA Office located in the
Community Resources Building, 30 Duke Street, Suite
104, Prince Frederick, Maryland. Starting Jan. 12 tickets can be purchased at Floral Expressions, Owings,
Maryland and Lotus Kitchen, Solomons Island. Tickets
are $30 in advance and $40 at the door the night of the
performance. Tickets for CAASA members and students
under 18 years of age are $20.
For further information regarding this event, contact
the CAASA Office at 410-535-3733.
CAASA Press Release

Stroke Award Demonstrates CMHs

Commitment to Quality Care
For the fourth year in a row, Calvert Memorial Hospital has received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
from the American Heart Association for outstanding stroke
care. The award the highest level of achievement through
the AHAs Get With The Guidelines Program recognizes the hospitals use of the latest treatment techniques for
stroke care according to nationally accepted guidelines.
Calvert Memorial Hospital is dedicated to making our
care for stroke patients among the best in the country, said
CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis. This recognition demonstrates that we are on the right track and were very proud
of our team.
Calvert Memorial, designated a Primary Stroke Center
since 2008, has developed a comprehensive system for the
rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to
the emergency department. This designation means the hospital meets or exceeds the requirements set by the state for
effectively treating strokes.
Recent studies show that patients treated in hospitals participating in the American Heart Associations Get
With The Guidelines-Stroke Program receive a higher level
of care and may experience better outcomes, said Lee H.
Schwann, MD, chair of the Get With The Guidelines National Steering Committee and director of the TeleStroke
and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. CMH is to be commended for their commitment to improving the care of their patients.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the US. On average, someone
suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and someone dies of one
every four minutes. Last year, 268 patients were treated at
CMH for stroke symptoms, of that number, 50 percent were
women and almost a third were between the ages of 45 and

65. Statistics show that seven in 10 had high blood pressure,

one-third had diabetes and half had high cholesterol.
Following Get With The Guidelines-Stroke treatment
guidelines, patients are started on aggressive-risk reduction therapies including the use of medications such as tPA,
which can reduce the amount of damage to the brain tissue;
antithrombotics and anticoagulation therapy, along with cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation counseling.
Implementation of these evidence-based interventions
is significant because they are proven to reduce complications after a stroke, as well as the chances of a subsequent
stroke or heart attack. A Gold Plus Award indicates that a
hospital has treated and discharged at least 85 percent of
their stroke patients according to the recommended guidelines for a 12-month period.
Calverts multidisciplinary stroke team, which includes
EMS, physicians, nurses, imaging and laboratory technicians, rehabilitation specialists, pharmacists and case managers, is headed by CMH board-certified neurologist Dr.
Harry Kerasidis.
It takes the collaborative effort of every member of a
stroke center to achieve the most optimal outcomes for patients with stroke, said Dr. Kerasidis. This is an award that
we will celebrate together.
The AHA program encourages healthcare providers to
capitalize on teachable moments soon after a patient has a
stroke. Studies demonstrate that patients who are taught how
to manage their risk factors while still in the hospital reduce
their risk of a second heart attack or stroke. To learn more
about stroke warning signs, go to: www.calverthospital.org.
Calvert Memorial Hospital Press Release.

PNC Grow Up Great Grant

Awarded for Pre-School Programs
at the Calvert Marine Museum
The Calvert Marine Museum has received a grant for
$6,000 from the PNC Foundation to fund opportunities for
pre-school children in the Southern Maryland region. PNC
Grow Up Great initiative is designed to help prepare children
particularly underserved children from birth to age five
for success in school and life.
Through Grow Up Great, PNC emphasizes the importance of the first five years of life, which research has shown
is critical to long-term achievement. The program helps families, educators, and community partners provide innovative
opportunities that enhance learning and development in a
childs early years.
The PNC funding will enable the museum to bring
in special guests for the monthly pre-school programs: Sea
Squirts for children 18-months to 3 years, and Little Minnows for children 3 to 5 years, and their caregivers. Special
topics will include music enrichment, art enrichment, childrens authors, and hands-on science.
In addition to museum-based programming, the grant

will subsidize free outreach programs for low-income children at pre-approved sites, such as Headstart. These are
30-minute programs that involve hands-on, active learning.
Children will receive a free pass to the museum to encourage
parents to bring them to visit.
The museum also presents three special event days designed with young children in mind: Dino Day, Pirate Day,
and OtterMania. The grant will fund a special performance
at each of these events.
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., actively
supports organizations that provide services to communities
in which it has a significant presence. PNC Grow Up Great
is a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in
2004 and has served more than 2 million children.
Calvert Marine Museum Press Release

Citizen News


Holiday Closing
Calvert Pines, North Beach and Southern Pines Senior
Centers will close early, Wednesday, December 24, at 2:30
p.m. The centers will be closed for the Christmas holiday,
Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26. Meals on
Wheels will be delivered as usual Wednesday, no delivery
Thursday, but will be delivered Friday.
Fitness Rooms
All three senior centers have a fitness room with various
exercise equipment to help keep you in shape during the holiday season. There is no fee. An orientation is required before
use. Contact your local senior center for more information:
Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170; North Beach,
410-257-2549; Southern Pines, 410-586-2748.
Trip Information
The new year is fast approaching and with it, new and fun
trips. The new 2015 trip brochure will be available at the end of
December. Here is information to help you decide which trips
may be suited for you. When deciding on a trip, please note
how much walking may be required. Trips are accessible but
any special needs or accommodations must be made known
when you register. All seniors must be independent to participate in a trip, or people in need of assistance must provide their
own caregiver. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Cash or checks are accepted. The senior center hours are
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. For your safety, if you rely on someone
to transport you to and from the center, you may want to ask
him/her to stay with you until the bus arrives and return for
pick-up 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled bus return. Contact
your local senior center for more information: Calvert Pines,
410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170; North Beach, 410-257-2549;
Southern Pines, 410-586-2748.
Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC)
Join the Variety Players, pianist Carolyn Mohler and your
fellow seniors in a Christmas Carol Sing-Along, Wednesday,
December 17, 11 a.m.
Enjoy the fun of a Gift Exchange, Friday, December 19,
11 a.m. Please bring a $5 gift to exchange in a new Chinese
North Beach Senior Center (NBSC)
Dont miss the South County Show Troupe Christmas
Show, Wednesday, December 17, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your short stories and poems to the Scribblers Writing Group, Thursday, December 18, 1 p.m.
Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC)
Watch the 1970s musical adaptation of the movie,
Scrooge and enjoy a glass of eggnog, Wednesday, December
17, 1 p.m.
Enjoy making warm, knitted items with the Knit Wits,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 p.m.
Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their
spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call:
Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170,
North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines
Senior Center at 410-586-2748.
Monday, December 15
Tuna Casserole, Brussels Sprouts, Wheat Bread, Applesauce
Tuesday, December 16
Baked Ziti, Salad, Broccoli, Wheat Bread, Sliced Peaches with
Cottage Cheese
Wednesday, December 17
Chicken Rotisserie, Wild Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Lima
Beans, Whole Grain Bread, Pears
Thursday, December 18
Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Wheat Bread, Kale
Friday, December 19
Salad with Chicken Strips, Pickled Beets, Chick Peas, Breadsticks, Oatmeal Cookie

Feature Story

The Calvert County Times

Thursday, December 11, 2014


County Shows Support

for Locally Owned Businesses

By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
Are you searching for the perfect
Christmas gift? Instead of heading to the
mall or a large chain store, try shopping at
one of the many locally-owned businesses
in Calvert County.
The small business community is
our bread and butter, said Department of
Economic Development Director Linda
In the past three years, the county
had a net of 350 businesses open, making
an 8.8 percent increase, Vassallo said.
Small business in Maryland remains
an important part of the states economy
even considering the states general dependence on dollars from federal government activities.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administrations (SBA) profile of
Maryland there were more than half a
million small businesses in the state with
103,904 that are actually able to hire nearly 1.1 million employees. Small businesses make up 97.5 percent of all employers
in the state, according to the SBA, and
created 21,556 new net jobs in 2011.
Most small businesses in the state

Photos by Frank Marquart

Cynthia McGiven prepares for the Christmas season.

are sole proprietorships with annual income from those proprietorships increasing seven percent late in 2013 totaling to
$24.6 billion.
People in Calvert definitely try to
support local businesses, said Calvert
County Commissioner elect and owner of
Patuxent Wine and Spirits, Mike Hart.
Dunkirk based Sassy Shoppe Owner
Cynthia McGivern agreed with Harts
statement. When she first opened the
Sassy Shoppe, representatives from the
Calvert Chamber of Commerce and the
Department of Economic Development
came out to her business to introduce

themselves and ask her how they could

The biggest struggle in opening her
business was the amount of time it took
to get the final use and occupancy permit,
McGivern said.
Moving forward, Hart intends to
support large businesses locating in Calvert only if they complement existing locally owned businesses.
McGivern takes to offering things
not found in box stores, such as personalized embroidery services, free on items
bought in the store, and a wide selection
of boutique items.

In reciprocation, local businesses are

very supportive of the local community,
Hart said. Because the owners are so involved, they get to know their customers
and what organizations and projects they
are involved in. Large corporations dont
tend to have that kind of connection with
the community, he added.
Typically, locally owned businesses
dont have large staffs, Hart said, but they
do hire the best people possible. Because
the staffs are so small, each member is
extremely impactful. Hart prides himself
on paying his employees above minimum


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Feature Story

Locally owned businesses may not

account for the biggest tax base in the
county, Hart said, but they do their part
and the money stays right in Calvert
We need to look at every angle we
can to get our own people using our own
people, Hart said.
When done right, large chain stores
and locally owned businesses can co-exist
and thrive, Hart said. For example, before
Sneades Ace Hardware settled in its current location in Lusby, people had to go to
St. Marys County to get tools and building materials. When individuals leave
the county to buy one thing, they tend to
stop at other stores and even restaurants
nearby. All of that is revenue flowing out
of the county, Hart said.
The county spends a lot of time and
energy cultivating businesses in the county, Vassallo said. The county has a number of incentive packages ready for businesses wanting to locate in the county or
expand within the county. These packages vary according to the size of the business and what kind of support the business needs. The county offers services to
help businesses find employees and can
connect business owners to resources for
employee training.
Every two years, the Department of
Economic Development conducts a survey among the business community to
determine what additional services are
needed. In the past, the survey was the

reason the Department of Economic Development began offering free classified

services to connect businesses to potential employees.
Hart would like to see the county
continue in that vein. He would like to
see an app developed that would give
newcomers to the county a database of
local businesses owners. This would allow them to find locally owned stores and
service providers, such as plumbers, and
support their new community, Hart said.
The Calvert Chamber of Commerce
is already working to connect consumers and local businesses, said Chamber
of Commerce Interim Executive Director
Joan Hatfield.
That is one of our core missions,
Hatfield said.
One of the things Calvert does right
is celebrate its rich history, Hatfield
said. Events like the Christmas Walk in
Solomons bring people in from out of the
county and, with them, revenue for local
stores and restaurants. Calvert has a long
tradition of multi-generational, locally
owned businesses, Hatfield said, and they
provide a vital link in the community.
Theyre the heartbeat for the
Staff Writer Guy Leonard contributed to
this article.


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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
news@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Violet Enola Pitcher, 91

Violet Enola Pitcher, nee
Dove, 91, of Broomes Island,
Md. passed away Dec. 1, in
Harwood, Md. She was born
on Sept. 1, 1923 in Broomes
Island, Md. to the late Elmer
Merton and Genevieve Elliott
Dove. Besides her parents,
Violet is predeceased by her husband, Alan
T. Pitcher, Sr., son Michael Wayne Pitcher,
granddaughters, Michele and Amy Pitcher
and her brothers, Elmer Dove, Jr., Monroe
Dove and Marcellas Dove.
Violet was a lifelong member of Broomes
Island Wesleyan Church and head of the missionary field for many years. Past President
of Broomes Island Civic League for 8 years,
she loved to go to church, crab and fish, and
help people. Violet was a great entertainer and
loved to cook for her family and company.
She is survived by her children, Gwen
Willingham and her husband Allen of Davidsonville, Md., and Alan T. Pitcher, Jr. and his
wife Alice of Broomes Island, Md. Grandmother of Kevin, Dean, and Kristy Willingham, Michael Jr., Timothy, and Chris Pitcher,
great grandmother of Ryan Forrester and
Chase Allen Willingham. She is also survived
by her brothers, Jack Dove of Lusby, Md.,
Norman Dove of Broomes Island, Md., Douglas Dove of Prince Frederick, Md. and Donald
Dove of Huntingtown, Md..
The family received friends on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island
Rd., Port Republic. Funeral services were
held on Friday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. at the Broomes
Island Wesleyan Church. Interment will follow in Broomes Island Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Broomes
Island Wesleyan Church or Hospice of the

Robin Jean Butler, 57

Robin Jean Butler, 57
of Lusby, Md. formerly of
Montross, Va. passed away
suddenly on Nov. 25, at her
residence. She was born on
Sept. 29, 1957 in Washington,
D.C. to the late Joan Marie
Kessinger and Joseph Robert
Robin, also known affectionately as
Buggie and Maw Maw, moved to Calvert Co.
in 1999 from Colonial Beach, Va. and was a

Pharmacy Tech for a number of years. She met

her true love Roy Ed Warring in Oak Grove,
Va. 24 years ago. They had a special kind of
love that many people will never experience.
Robin loved her children, grandchildren, and
family more than anything. She loved being around people in general, always calling
everybody Baby, and would do anything
she could for them. She was always a happy
woman and it was the little things that made
her so happy.
Robin is survived by her fianc, Roy
Ed Warring of Lusby, Md.; children, Tammy Butler of Strasburg, Va., Tommy Butler
of Fredericksburg, Va., and Shawn Butler or
Nanjemoy, Md.; siblings, Christine Nance of
Barstow, Md., Content Ritchie of Broomes
Island, Md., Vicki and Bobby Ritchie or Leonardtown, Md., Brian Kessinger of Cappin
Bridge, W.V. and five grandchildren.
The family received friends on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Rausch
Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby. A
Funeral Service was held at noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Barber officiating. Interment will be private. The family
request in lieu of flowers for donations to be
made in Robins memory to The Hope Lodge,
636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore.

Josiah Jon J Nugen, 30

Josiah Jon J Nugen,
30 of Lusby, passed away on
Nov. 21, at Calvert Memorial
Born Feb. 27, 1984 in
Haverford West, Wales, he
was the son of Gail G. (Orwiler) Nugen and Tom Nugen
of Bremerton, Wash.
Josiah graduated from Central Kitsap
High School in 2002. He was an HVAC service technician.
Josiah is survived by his parents, Gail
and Tom Nugen of Bremerton, Wash.; brothers, Sterling Nugen (Sheena) and Isacc Nugen
of Lusby, Md.; six uncles; four aunts; and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents,
Eloise and Sterling T. Nugen, Jr., and Tom and
Edna Orwiler.
Family received friends on Wednesday,
Nov. 26, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Rausch
Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby. A
memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. in the
Rausch Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will
be private.
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Edward Smith, 83
Edward Smith, 83, of Sunderland, Md.,
passed away Nov. 27.
Edward was born in 1931 in Terra Alta,
W.Va. to the late Arthur and Edna (Hoff)
Smith. The family resided in Rodamer, W.Va.
for Edwards early childhood years and then
moved to Cumberland, Md. Every summer
Edna would take Edward and his seven siblings back to the Hoff Homestead to visit with
Edward met the love of his life, Jacqueline Hochard while attending Fort Hill High
School. After graduation he was drafted into
the Army and sent to Germany. Upon his return and with an Honorable discharge he wed
Jacqueline in 1954. Edward and Jacqueline
moved to Washington, D.C. when he started
working for the CIA. Together they raised two
daughters; Linda and Diane.
Edward was quite the entrepreneur. He
started many businesses, built them up and
sold them. He was into real estate, income tax
and accounting, business supply, computer
repair, interior design, auto repair, window
tinting and construction. He was a well versed
business man and very successful in each of
his endeavors. Edward was a logical man, insightful and smart. He was a loving father and
devoted husband.
Edward was the beloved husband to
Jacqueline Smith and loving father to Linda
Cunningham and her husband Dean and Diane Bennett and her husband Rick. He was
the brother of Kenneth, Norma, Betty and Dolores. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren;
Ricky David Bennett, Jr., Eric Rohde, Amber
Wentz and Adria Parkinson and 9 great-grandchildren; Cassidy, Alexea, Aspen, Aleya, Sydney, Gavin, Logan, Cruze and Scarlett.
A funeral service was held at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A., Owings, on Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Memorial contributions may be made
to Holy Cross Hospice, Silver Spring, Md. or
Calvert Hospice, P O Box 838, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678.
Please view and sign the memorial guest
book at leefuneralhomes.com.

William Edwin Butch

Sowers, Sr., 49
Butch Sowers, Sr., 49,
of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Lusby, Md.,
passed away on Nov. 30,
at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in
Woodbridge, Va.
Born May 29, 1965, he was the son
of William Edward Payton and Alice
Butch was an HVAC Technician
and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Butch is survived by his children,
Tina Clark of St. Leonard, Md., William
E. Sowers, Jr. of Lusby, Md., Melody
Sowers of Manassas, Va., Jere Sowers
of Atlanta, Ga., Kelsey Sowers of Lusby,
Md., and Dalton and Dakota LaFollette
both of Cape Coral, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and siblings, Kevin Sowers of Lusby, Md., Tammy Martellini of Dallas,
Texas, David Chaney of Jacksonville,

Fla. and Dwayne Chaney of Laurel, Md.

Family received friends on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. until noon
at the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby. A funeral service will
be conducted by Pastor Steve Fehrman
at noon. Interment will be private.
Condolences to the family may be
made at rauschfuneralhomes.com.

Michele Leigh Hale Healy, 48

Michele Leigh Hale
Healy, 48, of Lothian,
passed away Nov. 30,
at Washington Hospital
Center. She was born Jan.
22, 1966 in Washington,
D.C. to Jaime Leigh (Seaman) and Gerald Edward
Gank. Michele was employed as a customer service agent with Ryder Truck
Surviving are her husband Robert D. Healy of Lothian, mother Jaime
Leigh Reppert of Lothian, father Gerald
E. Gank and his wife Phyllis of Oakland,
Md., children Courtney L. Wyvill and
her husband Justin of Prince Frederick,
Chelsea Tebo of Harwood, and Jordan
D. Hale of Lothian. Also surviving are
five grandchildren and a brother Gerald
E. Gank and his wife Mary of Mountain.
Lake Park, Md.
Friends may call on Saturday, Dec.
6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Rausch Funeral
Home, P.A, Owings, where a service and
celebration of Micheles life will follow
at 3 p.m.

Dalton Alan Ford, 15

Dalton Alan Ford,
15, of St. Leonard, Md.
passed away peacefully
at home on Dec. 3 after a
courageous 18 month battle with DSRCT, a form of
childhood cancer. A sophomore at Calvert High
School, Dalton was born and raised in
Calvert County, Md., where he excelled
in the classroom and on the soccer field.
He was most known for his amazingly
charismatic personality, his beautiful
smile, and his selfless and compassionate nature.
Dalton is survived by his father, David Ford, his mother, Jennifer Pirner, his
step-father Roger Pirner, and two brothers, Joshua Ford and Ty Pirner. Dalton
will also be dearly missed by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved
teachers, coaches and friends.
Family received friends on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the
Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md. A funeral service
was held on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at
the Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby, Md.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Childrens National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW,
Washington, D.C. 20010, or Calvert
Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick,
Md. 20678. Please make contributions
to Calvert Hospice in memoriam.
Condolences to the family may be
made at rauschfuneralhomes.com.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Calvert County Times

Letters to the Editor

Critical Area
Brochure is Available

Farewell Susan!

The word transparency arose with great frequency during the meet the candidates forum at the
Huntington Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday,
May 15, as did accountability, and fed up.
The Candidates Forum was sponsored by the
Calvert County Republican Central Committee and
supported by the Republican Women of Calvert
County, the Republican Women Leaders of Calvert,
the Republican Women of Southern Calvert, and the
Republican Mens Club.
Outgoing Commissioner Susan Shaw and former Orphans Court Judge Jessy Jo Bowen sat two
rows back in the spectators gallery.
Moderator Cal Stevens elicited amused titters
when he introduced Sheriff Mike Evans as Most
High Sheriff of Nottingham, Mike Evans.
Coffee and light refreshments were served
throughout the evening, and candidates seemed
mindful of the 3-minute time limit
Evans said crime in the county had decreased
in recent years, a success he attributed to increased
police visibility in the community. Evans also cited
School Resource Officers in high schools and patrol
cars equipped with cameras, computers, and license
plate scanners among his initiatives.
Cindy Jones portrayed herself as a consensus
builder, one of only two women in her graduating class in Michigan to major in philosophy. Jones
pledged she will work with people in both parties,
as well as increase transparency in government.
Clad in a black print dress, former Commissioner Linda Kelley said she has kept busy since leaving government over a decade ago, and cited the Safe
Harbor and Tri-County Animal Shelter initiatives
among her accomplishments.

Tony ODonnell stressed his years of experience

as he lambasted out-of-control liberals in the state.
Toni Jarboe-Puley, a small business owner,
pledged to bring accountability back to government. She cited being a single-parent of three children as one of her proudest accomplishments.
If the evening had a Profit of the Airwaves,
it was Gatton. Gatton didnt exactly tell those in attendance to open their windows and yell Im not going to take it anymore, but his disgust was evident .
He became animated as he likened the direction the
state was taking to a horse being led down a slippery
slope to Socialism, and spoke of the the complete
destruction of the American way of life."
Jessy Peed, a fed up business owner, cited
poling data reflecting a mass-exodus from the state.
Peed pledged to reverse the trend by lowering taxes.
Peed also pledged to impose fewer regulations on
Chris Chaffee called for term limits. Chaffee
called President Barack Obamas Affordable Health
Care Act unjust, and said the president was using
Executive Orders to bypass Congress.
Incumbent Commissioners Jerald (Jerry)
Clark and Pat Nutter, both said they would work to
make the budget their top priority.
As Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt Jr.
spoke, loud voices could be heard in the rear of the
hall, and Stuart had to call for order.
Tom Hejl defended the Dominion project, saying the liquefaction plant would not affect the quality of life for nearby residents. While acknowledging
that residents are scared to death of an explosion
or fire, Hejl said the projected 55 million in revenue
would benefit Calvert Schools and first responders.
Hejl has previously said that
all guarding of the plant and facilities would be performed by State
Police, not private security firms.
The case of a fifth- grader
suspended for 10 days for showing off a cap pistol to a friend on a
school bus last year seems to have
supplanted the 1951 federal trail of
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg as The
case that will not die. Board of Education member and County Commissioner hopeful Joe Chenelly,
referenced the incident during his
allotted 3 minutes.

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By Susan Shaw
Calvert County Commissioner,
District 2
Annually, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meets with the legislative delegation which, going forward, includes
State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who represents the
northern part of Calvert County and part of Prince Georges County,
newly-elected State Senator Steve Waugh, who represents the southern part of Calvert County and part of St. Marys County, Delegate
Anthony ODonnell, who represents the southern part of Calvert and
part of St. Marys County, Delegate Mark Fisher, who represents the
central part of Calvert County, and newly-elected Delegate Michael
Jackson, who represents the northern part of Calvert County and
the Prince Georges Co. area on the other side of the Patuxent River.
The purpose of the meeting is to present to our elected state officials
proposed law changes and proposed new laws that impact Calvert
County, or which have a statewide impact, for consideration in the
next legislative session in Annapolis, which begins in January, 2015.
Sometimes citizens or other Boards or Commissions ask us to present topics or to endorse proposed bills. Last year, the local Board
of License Commissioners, more commonly known as the Liquor
Board, asked the BOCC to support a number of bills to change the
liquor laws in Calvert County. One of those bills pertained to a ban
on bottle clubs. A bill banning bottle clubs passed through the legislature and became law, and also created an angry controversy over
who could serve alcohol when and where.
While a new bill was submitted to fix last years law regarding bottle clubs, serving a glass of wine or beer at a business establishment or non-profit or on a charter boat, is not addressed in
the proposed bill. We are told that circumstance is addressed in a
different part of the state liquor laws, was law all along, just wasnt
enforced. If you have concerns about the liquor laws, please contact
your state legislators or the Board of License Commissioners, who
are appointed by the Governor.
Another request came from the Cliff Stabilization Committee (CSC), which contains members from many communities with
cliff-front properties. The CSC requested that the legislature require
homeowners who are selling properties in the Critical Area to provide a brochure to the buyer at the time of the contract being signed.
The brochure is entitled Chesapeake Bay Critical Area: What
YOU Need to Know. Many members of the CSC say that they
bought their property with no awareness of the Critical Area laws,
especially those coming from out of state. However, at the hearing, a
representative of the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors testified that as part of the closing process, the buyer must sign or initial
that they understand that the property they are purchasing is in the
Chesapeake Bay Critical Area. I hope that realtors will voluntarily
deliver the brochure to their buyers. The brochure defines the Critical Area, it specifies which activities are subject to extra regulation
in the Critical Area, it defines the Critical Area Buffer and tells what
activities are regulated in the buffer, it outlines some of the added
costs that may be involved in developing in the Critical Area, it tells
you how to receive free trees to plant in the Critical Area, and it
tells Critical Area property owners how they can make a difference
in the health of the Chesapeake Bay. You can find it, along with
FAQs, on the Calvert County website (www.co.cal.md.us) under
the department of Community Planning & Building tab, Environmental Section, then Chesapeake Bay Critical Area. The brochure
makes the reader aware that stiff penalties are imposed for unauthorized clearing and that ALL tree removal requires a permit or
prior authorization from the Department of Community Planning
and Building, which is tasked with enforcement of the state Critical
Area laws.
In a brief follow-up to my prior column, the BOCC unanimously appointed Mr. James C. Piatt to the Calvert County Board of
Education for the 2 year remainder of the term of Joseph Chenelly,
who moved out of state. Mr. Piatt is a senior reactor operator for
Exelon, Corp. who brings a varied background, degrees in business
and performance improvement, and hands on experience with two
children attending the Calvert County Public Schools.
The BOCC and the Sheriff who will serve for the next four
years will be sworn in on December 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, Building B. The public is cordially invited to attend, however, please RSVP to Elizabeth Tolomei at 410535-1600 ext. 2214 or at tolomeea@co.cal.md.us so that adequate
seating and refreshments can be provided.


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A View From The

Before 2012,
There Was 1998

By Ronald N. Guy Jr.

Contributing Writer
Not so long ago
April 2012, to be
exact - quarterbacks
Andrew Luck and
Robert Griffin III
lit up the NFL Draft
as the first and second overall picks
of Indianapolis and Washington, respectively. Lucks star had been on
the NFLs radar for some time and
his all football, low profile demeanor
seemed a perfect backfill for Peyton
Manning. Griffin, meanwhile, took
college football by storm in 2011. He
won the Heisman Trophy and through
the draft process displayed an electric
confluence of athletic skills that was
part Michael Vick, part Aaron Rodgers. Luck and Griffin were different
players and personalities, but their
collective talents earmarked them as
destinys darlings. Pro Bowls were
a lock. Super Bowls were a distinct
possibility. And a decade-plus of
jaw-dropping moments was a virtual
The brochure was half right.
Luck is a star and, barring injury, is
on an arc to the Hall of Fame. Griffinyeah. The gory details are well
known and the dumpster fire continues to burn. Griffins precipitous fall
from grace would have been implausible two years ago when he won the
2012 NFC Offensive Rookie of the
Year award but it shouldnt have
been. Highly touted college quarterbacks flop in the NFL all the time and
their collapse is often swift and complete. So while the details are unique
to this situation, the fact that Luck has
boomed and Griffin has busted is routine. In fact, the widening divergence
between their careers isnt even close
to the greatest chasm of the last twenty years, much less league history.
Before Luck and Griffin in 2012,
there were the top two selections in the
1998 NFL Draft: quarterbacks Peyton
Manning and Ryan Leaf. Manning,
the NFLs all-time leader in touchdown passes and one of the leagues
classiest players, is concluding his
seventeenth season and is poised for
another Super Bowl run. Leaf, his
one-time peer and talent equivalent,
was just releasedfrom prison.
Emotional immaturity, injuries
and poor play ended Leafs career in
2002 at the age of 26. After the NFL,

he earned his degree from Washington

State and eventually returned to football as a college coach. It appeared to
be a commendable soft landing from
a disastrous NFL tour. However, prescription drug addiction soon shattered his post-NFL life. Since 2009,
he has been indicted multiple times on
various burglary and drug possession
charges in the states of Montana and
Texas. He is now out on parole and
the next negative headline seems an
unfortunate certainty.
Excuses shouldnt be made for
Leaf. His story is a human infomercial for the consequences of poor
decisions. He was a complete boob
during his NFL tenure - spoiled, arrogant and disrespectful. If Manning
is the poster boy for the link between
hard work and dedication to craft and
success, then Leaf is the counterpoint,
the warning label and the disclaimer.
The bright lights and visceral criticism of the NFLs fishbowl revealed
fissures in Leafs psychological makeup but his biography is now less about
a failed quarterback and more about a
life in the balance. He isnt just a football punch line anymore. Hes nothing to laugh at or dismiss. His problems are undoubtedly real, beyond his
control and, in a society struggling
with the proliferation of prescription
drugs and the addictive properties of
painkillers, not uncommon.
The band Holes song Celebrity
Skin, a raw account of fames perils, contains the following lyrics: Oh
look at my face; my name is might
have been; my name is never was; my
names forgotten. Ryan Leaf is an
NFL might have been and never
was but he isnt forgotten. He is a
famous and sadly recurring example
of the destructive powers of addiction
and the fragility of success. He is also
a challenge, in this holiday season, to
be more sensitive to human struggles
and appreciative of our personal successes. While navigating life, every
person strives to emulate Peyton Manning and seeks to avoid troubles like
Ryan Leafs. The truth is, a little bit
of both quarterbacks the excellence
of Manning and the flaws of Leaf resides within each of us. Be well.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Huntingtown High School

Boys Soccer Donates Over
$4,000 to End Hunger in
Calvert County From
Kicks For Cans Project
Part of being a soccer player on this
team means participating in our Kicks for
Cans service project for End Hunger In Calvert County. Its just part of who we are,
explained Community Service Coordinator
Jonathan Reid.
Now in its second year, the Huntingtown High Schools Boys Varsity Soccer
Team rolled out its Kicks for Cans service
project during their 2014 Fall Soccer Season. Kicks for Cans is a project in which
players collect pledges from friends, family,
and people in the community for every goal
that is scored throughout the season. This
year they raised $4,039.
Participating in this program raises
our players awareness of the needs of others
and gives them an outlet to help, says Varsity Head Coach Charles Russell.As a result the community has been very supportive as you can tell by the amount of money
the team has raised.
In addition to raising money, Kicks
for Cans was developed to provide players
with leadership, teamwork, and community
awareness experience.
As a high school coach, we are an extension of the players learning experience,
says Russell. Opportunities like this give
us a chance to show how the skills they
learn on the field - teamwork, leadership,
etc., can be used in real life situations.
Senior Phil Brown comments, Kicks
for Cans taught me leadership and organizational skills that will benefit my future.
Also, helping with underprivileged families and raising money for others bound our
team together.
A cornerstone of the project is that
Kicks for Cans is led and executed by the
players. Each year, a group of players are
chosen take on the task of motivating players and collecting pledges for that years
project. In addition, they arrange a day for
the entire team to volunteer together har-

vesting produce with Farming 4 Hunger.

These responsibilities are handed down to
new student project leaders every year.
It was a great opportunity to see all
of the boys on the team come together and
help the community out, whether that was
scoring goals and raising money, or donating their time to pick crops at a local farm,
says Senior Jake Stevens.
Senior Reis Richardson was this years
Project Lead, Senior Phil Brown was the
Varsity teams Pledge Lead, Senior Jake
Stevens oversaw incoming donations as
well as the Farming 4 Hunger harvest day,
and Freshman John Osborne was the Junior
Varsity teams Pledge Lead.
It is admirable what the Huntingtown
High School Soccer program is doing for its
players, says Jacqueline Miller, President
of End Hunger In Calvert County. Soon
their players will never know soccer at
Huntingtown High without End Hunger In
Calvert County. It will just be part of their
DNA thats great leadership!
To ensure the projects continued success, the team is already planning for next
years Kicks for Cans. Tom and Dawna
Johnson are taking the lead as the new
Community Service Coordinators as previous Assistant Coach and Community
Service Coordinator Jonathan Reid will be
relocating. In the future, the team is hoping
to expand their vision to other sports teams
within Huntingtown High and potentially to
other sports teams throughout the county.
To learn how you, your team, or group
can get involved with End Hunger In Calvert County, visit their website at endhungercalvert.org or email info@endhungercalvert.org.
End Hunger In Calvert County
Press Release

Travel Soccer
Tryouts Rescheduled
Looking to play youth club soccer at the
highest level? Patuxent F.A. soccer club is
hosting tryouts for two of their select travel
teams. Recreational and RecPlus players from
throughout Southern Maryland, who are looking to take their game to the next level are encouraged to attend the upcoming tryouts for
the Spring 2015 season.
PFA is in the process of forming a new
U13 boys travel soccer team. The team, which
would be based in Southern Calvert County, is
seeking U13 players born on or after 1 August
2001 who are ready to take on the challenge of
playing travel soccer. Strong U12 players are
also encouraged to attend the tryout.
The PFA Patuxent Lion, an existing U15
boys NCSL Division 2 team, will also be conducting tryouts to potentially fill open roster
spots. The team is looking for U15 and strong
U14 players born on or after 1 August 1999
who are interested in playing travel soccer.

Due to inclement weather, the tryout sessions will now take place Saturday, December
13 and Sunday, December 14 from 1:30 to
3:30 p.m. at Appeal Elementary, 11655 H.G.
Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657 (the soccer field is located behind the school). Players are strongly encouraged to attend both
tryout sessions, if possible. Any further updates will be posted on the PFA website at
www.patuxentsoccer.org as well as the PFA
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/
Send an email with pertinent info (name,
phone, sons name, birthdate) to president@
patuxentsoccer.org to register for the tryout
and receive updates via email. For more information contact Patuxent Football Academy at
Patuxent Soccer Press Release


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Thursday, December 11, 2014


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Home for the Holidays:

Is Your Car Up for
the Journey?
Before packing up the car to head home for the holidays, make sure your vehicle is
ready for the journey. Conducting a thorough vehicle inspection will help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home.
The non-profit Car Care Council recommends a check of the following, often overlooked, items: tires and tire pressure, brakes, hoses and belts, air filters, wipers, exterior
and interior lighting, and fluid levels, including engine oil, windshield washer solvent and
antifreeze/coolant. A pre-trip inspection provides the opportunity to have service repairs
made at home by your own trusted technician who knows the vehicle.
The council also recommends that drivers keep important telephone numbers in their
cell phone or glove box in case of a breakdown or travel emergency. Vehicles should have
a roadside emergency kit that includes items such as a first aid kit, a tire-changing jack, a
tire pressure gauge, jumper cables, a flashlight and a blanket.
Motorists can order a free copy of the recently updated 80-page Car Care Guide for
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Thursday, December 11, 2014


2015 Mardi Gras King and Queen Hopefuls

are Off and Running

Veronica Alston

As Founder and CEO of Ruths Miracle Group Home Foundation, a transitional home for women in crisis, Veronica Alston exudes
a true passion for helping others. In the race for Mardi Gras Queen,
she hopes to draw upon her nonprofit fundraising experience using GoFundMe, yard sales, direct mail solicitations, raffles, and donation jars
around the county. But her goal goes farther than just raising funds.
I want to show women in recovery that there is hope. I hope this experience will show other women that may have fear of changing their
situation, they can make it happen. In her spare time, she volunteers
for the Help Association, local churches, and with local senior center
activities. The mother of three adults, Veronica now lives in Lusby, but
enjoys visits to the mountains and the ocean to connect with nature.

Stephanie Corley

Stephanie Corley has learned a great deal about her community

and the people living in it as a realtor for ReMAX 100, and former
employee for the Calvert County Board of Education and PTA Board
member. She has seen firsthand the struggles of seniors and single
parents trying to find affordable housing and the substance abuse
problems plaguing youth and young adults. I have always believed in
giving back to the community where you live, and through the years I
have always believed in and supported United Way. In her campaign
for Mardi Gras Queen, Stephanie is planning fundraising events, including a pirate-themed party, wine tasting and glass painting event,
casino night, polar plunge, fashion show and karaoke night. Stephanie
and her husband Trey live in Port Republic, and enjoy quality time with
their 3 grown kids and friends.

Cindy Dinan

As if preparing for the role of Queen her whole life, Cindy Dinan has gained valuable leadership experience as General Manager of
Maryland Trust Title & Escrow, LLC and through participation in the
2010 Southern Maryland Leadership program. She has also served the
Southern Maryland community by lending a hand at several Christmas in April home restoration projects. Id love to help United Way
raise a lot of money to help those who need it most. Some of her fundraising plans include a painting party and a 5K race, and while she
is aiming for the crown, she says if she doesnt win she still wants to
get more involved by volunteering with United Way partner agencies.
Cindy lives in Huntingtown, spending quality time in the great outdoors with her husband Jason and 17 year old son Ethan.
The 2014 PRAD Parade featured several of the 2015 candidates for King and Queen of Mardi Gras, alongside the reigning the reigning King,
Chris Moore.

In its 16th year, United Way of Calvert Countys gala Title & Escrow, LLC. Mardi Gras king candidates include
fundraiser Mardi Gras is back to its traditional format of (in alphabetical order by last name): Eric Faughnan of Calithree king and three queen candidates vying for the coveted fornia, Owner of Kingfishers Restaurant; Ben Krause of
title of Mardi Gras King and Queen. Each candidate is chal- Prince Frederick, Park Technician for Kings Landing Park;
lenged to raise at least $10,000 in their campaign to help and Dave Payne of Port Republic, Lieutenant for the Calvert
United Way of Calvert County meet its overall $100,000 County Sheriffs Office.
goal. The winning candidates will be crowned at the French
Every dollar a candidate raises is a vote in their favor,
Quarter-inspired gala on the evening of Saturday, March leading them one step closer to their goal. Candidates have
7, 2015 at Annmarie Garden Arts Center in Solomons, links to giving pages where you can vote and information
about their upcoming events at www.unitedwaymardigras.
The race for King and Queen took off early this year com. Contact United Way of Calvert County at (410) 535with an appearance aboard a Mardi Gras-themed float at 2000 or e-mail uwadmin@unitedwaycalvert.org for more
the 2014 Patuxent River Appreciation Day parade in Solo- information.
mons, and a number of fundraisers including a sportsmens
raffle, poker tournament, crab feast and a holiday bazaar. United Way of Calvert County Press Release
The competition for Mardi Gras crown is
both friend-raiser and fundraiser. Mardi
Gras candidates raise funds for United Way of
Calvert County through special events, letterwriting campaigns, and sponsor solicitations.
But they also inform their circle of friends and
family on the organizations role in supporting local programs that improve the education,
financial stability and health of people living
Our candidates are out in the community as ambassadors for the United Way and they
are developing key relationships for the future
of our organization. We are truly grateful for
their time and commitment, says President &
CEO of United Way of Calvert County, Kelly
This years Mardi Gras queen candidates
are (in alphabetical order by last name): Veronica Alston of Lusby, Founder & CEO of
Ruths Miracle Group Home Foundation;
Stephanie Corley of Port Republic, Realtor for
Gras 2015 royal candidates on the steps of the United Way House in Prince
ReMAX 100; and Cindy Dinan of Hunting- Mardi
Frederick from left to right (Cindy Dinan, Stephanie Corley, Veronica Alston, Dave
town, General Manager of Maryland Trust Payne, Eric Faughnan, and Ben Krause


Eric Faughnan

Eric Faughnan is an accomplished scholar, having earned a Masters in Architecture and Certificate in Urban Planning from University
of Maryland, but a few years ago his career took him in a new direction as owner of Kingfishers Restaurant in Solomons. Before running
a business, Eric was able to travel internationally and volunteer with
building organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Now he is setting
his sights on giving back locally. More important than gaining the title
of King is the importance of helping raise money for the community.
By using his restaurant as a venue for fundraising events like a fivecourse dinner, a crab feast, and happy hour events, he will continue
to help local causes he cares about supported by United Way. Eric and
his partner Alvin enjoy traveling and living among other cultures, but
live conveniently just across the river from Kingfishers in California.

Ben Krause

Ben Krause is what you call a Renaissance man, educated on

all matters of history, nature, theatre, writing and games. As park
technician for Kings Landing Park, he gives his time and talent to
many local charitable causes including the Freemason Lodge 142,
Twin Beach Players and Chesapeake Theatre Company. For his Mardi
Gras fundraising efforts, he is organizing a multi-console tournament
with Gamestop, donating a sum of money raised from his book sales,
and hosting Halloween events. If he were to win the title of Mardi
Gras King Ben says, education is a major drive for me, so I would
be focused on educating Calvert citizens in ways to step up, become
involved, and become a part of something bigger than them. A resident of Prince Frederick, Ben invests much of his free time in political
advocacy around local issues, and writing novels, which span genres
from suspense, horror, and non-fiction.

Dave Payne

Dave Payne is a man on a mission, not just to be King of Mardi

Gras, but to raise awareness that children learn where they live, and
that we need more volunteers in our community to bring enrichment
to their lives. We have not only a responsibility to help and to enhance the lives of those less fortunate, but the ability to make a lifelong
difference. His passion has played out in years of public service in
the U.S. Marine Corps, Calvert County Sheriffs Department, and St.
Leonard Fire Department, serving on the Board of Directors for Southern Maryland Community Network, and volunteering as a mentor and
football coach for Calvert High. To kick off his efforts in the race for
Mardi Gras King, Dave has already started a sportsmens raffle, and
has plans for a cornhole tournament, wine tasting, and a 5k race. When
hes not lending a hand out in the community, Dave is spending time
with his wife Christina, 19 year old son Tyler and 8 year old daughter
Alyssa at their home in Port Republic.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014


In Entertainment

Thursday, Dec. 11

Monday, Dec. 15

Piranhas Acoustic
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)
7:30 p.m.

Team Trivia
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) 7

Tracy Allen
Ruddy Duck (16800 Piney Point Rd, Piney
Point) 7 p.m.

Karaoke Contest Semi Finals

Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 7:30 p.m.

Ladies Night and Trivia

Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371 Southern
Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Trudy and the Falcons

Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 12
Tracy Allen
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)
7:30 p.m.
Duncan Deejays
Brass Rail Sports Bar (20331 Point Lookout
Road, Great Mills) 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13
Santa Fun Run 5K
Serenity Farm (6932 Serenity Farm Road,
Benedict) 3:30 p.m.
Big Money Band
Brass Rail Sports Bar (20331 Point Lookout
Road, Great Mills) 9 p.m.
Ruddy Duck (16800 Piney Point Rd, Piney
Point) 8 p.m.

Tipsy Tuesday
Memories Bar (2360 Old Washington Road,
Waldorf) 9 p.m.
Open Mic
Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17
Open Mic Night
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)
11 a.m.

40 happy kids.

One big bounce house, as well as everything

to make their day special. For rent. Along with
party supplies and advice, all in one place.


Wolfs Blues Jam

Blairs Londontowne Pub and Grill (726
Londontowne Road, Edgewater) 7:30 p.m.
Team Trivia
Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18
Swamp Candy
Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) 7

Sunday, Dec. 14

Ladies Night and Trivia

Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371 Southern
Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) 8 p.m.

Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 3 p.m.

Damion Wolf
Ruddy Duck (16800 Piney Point Rd, Piney
Point) 7 p.m.

The Calvert County Times is always looking for more local talent to feature!
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Cotton Candy
Serve the stuff memories are made of.
Be sure to invite these portable
machines to your next party or event!

Buy what you want. Rent what you need.

Great Mills McKays Shopping Center

Route 246 & Great Mills Rd. Lexington Park, MD 20653

December Month Long
New Job Hunters Workshop
Is the job hunt wearing you down?
Have you found it challenging to navigate the world of online applications
and pre-employment screening? Hiring
specialist Rich Ball will share useful tips
for networking and getting the needed
edge when it comes to applying and
interviewing for jobs. You may attend
the Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
led by Sandra Holler on Thursday, 18 at
1 p.m. Visit the JobSource Mobile Career Center at Twin Beaches Branch on
Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Interim
Southern Branch. You can call 410-5350291 or register online for any of these
events at calvertlibrary.info.
Babes in Toyland by The Twin Beach
North Beach Boys and Girls Club, 9021
Dayton Ave., North Beach - weekends
through Dec. 14
The Twin Beach Players will present
Babes in Toyland at the North Beach
Boys and Girls Club weekends through
Dec. 14. This all-childrens musical performed by the Twin Beach Players Youth
Troupe will put you in the holiday spirit.
On Fridays and Saturdays, the show begins at 7 p.m. On Sunday, matinees are at
3 p.m. For more information please visit
their website.
Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community Meeting
Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal
Lane Lusby 6:30 p.m.
Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community will meet Wednesday, Dec. 17 at
6:30 p.m. at the Southern Community
Center, 20 Appeal Lane Lusby. CCHC
is a grassroots organization addressing
safety, health and environmental issues
affecting the Cove Point community and
beyond, due to a proposed gas refinery
and exports in Lusby. For more information email calvertchc@gmail.com or visit
our website notatcovepoint.info/.
Feast Your Eyes: The Art of Food
Annmarie Sculpture Garden Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell - 10 a.m. to
5 p.m., Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 28
For more information on this event,
please call (410) 326-4640.
Small Works Fine Art Unique Gifts
Holiday Show
Artworks@7th Fine Art Unique Gifts,
9100 Bay Ave., North Beach - 11 a.m. to 5
p.m., Mondays, Dec. 15, 22 29
For more information please call

East-John Youth Center, 11835 Mill
Bridge Rd., Lusby 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 12
Mount Olive United Methodist
Church, 10 Fairground Rd., Prince Frederick 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 13
This event is sponsored by the Lusby Charge Womens Ministry under Rev.
Marvin R. Wamble, Pastor and First Lady
Anita Wamble, Ministry Chair.
(Part I) Ladies Night Out with Music, Spoken Word, Food, and Fun will be
held at the (Free Admission)
(Part II) Living My Life as a Purpose Filled Woman of God Workshop
Sessions with Dynamic Speakers as they

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teach about Gods purpose for your life.

Drama, sessions, dancing, praise, prayer
will take place.
There is a small registration fee of
$25 per person, includes lunch. For more
information contact Francine Clark at
(410) 326-2987 or lusbycharge@gmail.
Monday Memories House Tours
Jefferson Patterson Park Museum 10515
Mackall Rd., St. Leonard 10 a.m. and 1
p.m., Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
For more information please call
Ornament Show Sale
Annmarie Sculpture Garden Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
For more information please call
410-326-4640 Monday, Dec. 1 - Wednesday, Dec. 31
Compass Skills: Candy Cane Hunt
Flag Ponds Nature Park 1525 Flag Ponds
Parkway, Lusby, - 2 to 3:30 p.m., Dec. 14
and 21
For more information please call
Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons 11 a.m., 1
p.m. and 3 p.m.; Dec. 14, 21
Register at the admissions desk on
program day. Space is limited; $4 fee per

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Community Events
the not so young; still life, landscape, and
abstract paintings of various styles and
techniques; photographs of the familiar
and not so familiar; and ceramics with
some new glaze explorations, are just a
few of the artworks available for you to
peruse and enjoy.
The gallery will be open from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Mondays, between Nov. 28 and Dec. 24. Our
telephone number is 410-286-5278 or you
can visit our website at artworksat7th.
Transient Epiphanies Art Gallery
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata,
Fine Arts Building, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Rd. Nov. 17 to Dec. 20
CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial
Art Gallery: Kathryn Myers, Transient
Epiphanies. Painter Kathryn Myers focuses on the art, culture and religious
traditions of India in her work. She has
recently integrated video in her work
to explore and convey audio and visual
responses to India, particularly the architecture and activities found in sacred
spaces. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9
p.m., Monday through Friday; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Myers will discuss her work at a Gallery Talk at noon
on Nov. 18. This event is free. For more
information please email bxoffc@csmd.
edu, call (301) 934 7828, or visit csmd.

Friday, Dec. 12

Winter Wonders by Patuxent Voices

Patuxent Voices, an all-female a cappella
group, will perform Winter Wonders, a
selection of holiday music to celebrate
the season. Performances are:
Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. at All
Saints Church, Sunderland
Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. at Christ
Church, Chaptico
Sunday, Dec.14, 3 p.m. at Trinity
Church, St. Marys College
Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
Performances are free, but donations
are welcome. See website for details:

CSM Latin Ensemble Concert

College of Southern Maryland La Plata
Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata 8 p.m.
CSMs Latin Ensemble Ritmo Cach, directed by Dr. Stephen Johnson,
will perform a power-themed concert,
entitled Energa: An Evening of Salsa
and 1970s Power Pop. $5 in advance,
$7 day of event. bxoffc@csmd.edu. For
more information please call 301-9347828 828 or visit csmd.edu/Arts.

Artworks@7th Small Works Holiday Show

Artworks@7th, 9100 Bay Avenue, North
Beach Nov. 28 to Dec. 28
As the Holiday season approaches,
the artists of Artworks@7th have been
busily preparing one-of-a-kind Small
Works trinkets, stocking stuffers, and
other unique works of art to help customers new and old celebrate the season and
be a gift giving superstar. The results of
these efforts will be on display as the Gallerys December Small Works Holiday
Show. This special show will run from
Nov. 28 thru Dec. 28 with an opening reception and complimentary refreshments
on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. So
come on out and peruse the distinctive
works of the Gallerys creative and talented local artists you might just find
that something special for friends, family, or even for yourself!
While youre at it you can also get a
look at works of photography and handmade jewelry by our newest member artists, see the works our other artists have
been producing or just get out of the
house and do something thats free, visually appealing, and fun. Beautiful silk
dyed scarves; jewelry for the young and

1st Greene Turtle Annual Toys For Tots

Greene Turtle in Prince Frederick, 98
Solomons Island Rd. S, Prince Frederick
1 to 4 p.m.
1st Annual Toys For Tots drive at
the Greene Turtle in Prince Frederick on
Saturday, Dec. 13. We have the Superheroes of Southern Maryland there along
with Redskins Gary Clark, Ken Harvey,
Brian Mitchell, Darryl Grant and Chief
Zee signing autographs for the drive.
Provide one unwrapped toy for the drive
worth more than $10, and get a free autograph! Provide three gifts worth more
than $10, and get 5 autographs! Contact
Monk Wells for more information at 443975-2261 or monkwells@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 50 Clyde Jones Rd., Sunderland
7 p.m.
The Chesapeake Community Chorus
is an all-volunteer chorus that performs
concerts to benefit charities in Calvert
County. The public is invited to attend.
Please contact Larry Brown, Director, at
301-855-7477, or email lbrown9601@verizon.net for further information regard-

ing the Chesapeake Community Chorus.

CSM Chorale Concert
College of Southern Maryland, Prince
Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams
Rd., Prince Frederick All day
For more information please call
All Saints Episcopal Church Annual
Christmas Market
All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Lower
Marlboro Rd., Sunderland - 10 a.m. to 4
Sunderlands All Saints Episcopal
Church will host its annual Christmas
Market on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop local for holiday gifts
among the expert craftsmen, artisans and
elves offering wonderful gifts for the entire family. Grab a cup of gourmet cocoa
or Glhwein and delicious home-baked
goods. There is no admission fee!
Contra Dance
Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall,
37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico 7 p.m.
A Contra Dance, sponsored by
Southern Maryland Traditional Music
and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller
Sargon DeJesus, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13. The doors open at 7 p.m.
and the dancing begins at 7:30. Contra
is a traditional American style of social
dance and is a huge amount of fun (and
exercise)! If youve ever danced a Virginia Reel or been to a Square Dance, you
have a good idea how much fun it can be.
If you havent, its about time you tried
it! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at
7 to get some instruction in the various
dances. Admission is $10 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band
members are free). No special clothing is
required! You need to be comfortable, to
move freely. There will be an ice cream
social following the dance. For more information and directions go to smtmd.
Home for the Holidays
Humane Society of Calvert County, 2210
Dalrymple Road, Sunderland - 11 a.m.
Join us on Dec. 13 and 14 for our annual Home 4 the Holidays celebration.
Our annual holiday shop will be open
and refreshments will be available. This
is the perfect time to find a fantastic furry
family member or pick out a gift for the
existing furry family member! For more
information, please visit humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org The Humane Society of Calvert County is a non-profit no
kill animal shelter located in Sunderland.
We are dedicated to improving the lives
of animals in the Calvert County area.

Sunday, Dec. 14
Holiday Spectacular and Quarter
Ennis Wilson Clubhouse, 3150 Solomons
Island Rd., Huntingtown 2 to 3 p.m. and
5 to 7 p.m.
We will be hosting a free community event The Holiday Spectacular in
partnership with The Wilson Ennis Clubhouse! Join us as we celebrate the season
with holiday/winter themed games, moon
bounce, and activities from 2 to 3 p.m.
and 5 to 7 p.m. Santa will be visiting
at 5 p.m. Join us for The Guys N Gals
Quarter Auction to benefit Safe Harbour
Women and Childrens Shelter as we


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Community Events
calm down the holiday festivities! Doors
open at 2 p.m. for viewing and the auction will begin at 3 p.m. We encourage
and ask families to bring coats, jackets,
gloves, mittens, and hats to donate at the
door! All proceeds from this event will
go to Safe Harbour Women and Childrens Shelter.

Monday, Dec. 15
Calvert Eats Local
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Encourage local agriculture, discover ways to eat locally, and share resources, energy, and good ideas for great
food! For more information please call
410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.
Decoding Dyslexia Meeting
Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 2341
Kingston Creek Rd., California 6 to 7
p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The next meeting of the Decoding
Dyslexia Southern Maryland, Parent
Support is Monday, Dec. 15 from 7 to
8:30 p.m. The DD-MD business meeting
is from 6 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to

Tuesday, Dec. 16
Book Discussion
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way - 7 to 8:30 p.m.
David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by
Malcolm Gladwell. Three thousand years
ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine,
a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior
with nothing more than a stone and a
sling, and ever since then the names of
David and Goliath have stood for battles
between underdogs and giants. This book
challenges how we think about obstacles
and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, cope with a disability, lose
a parent, attend a mediocre school, or
suffer from any number of other apparent
setbacks. For more information please
call 410-535-0291, 301-855-1862 or visit

Wednesday, Dec. 17
United Ways Tree of Angels Project
United Way House, 530 Main St., Prince
Frederick - 5 to 8 p.m.
Help us make a childs Christmas
very special by joining us in our Tree of
Angels project. The Tree of Angel program is a great opportunity to give back
during the holiday season. This program
allows you to adopt a child for the holidays by purchasing presents from their
wish list. If you would like to participate
in this rewarding program please contact
the United Way at 410-535-2000 or send
an email to uwadmin@unitedwaycalvert.
org for a list of children. Donations must
be made by Dec. 12 and dropped off at
the United Way House.

Thursday, Dec. 18
Little Minnows, Hide and Seek
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons 10 a.m. to 11
Hide and Seek: Many animals can
hide in plain sight from predators or

curious humans by using camouflage.

Discover the techniques animals use to
survive through games, movement, and
stories. For children age 3 to 5 and their
caregivers. Fee is $4 for members and $5
for non-members.
Maryland Democratic Party Gender
Balance Application
Democratic Headquarters, 250 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick 6:30 p.m.
On Dec.18th, the Calvert County
Democratic Central Committee will meet
at Democratic Headquarters, 250 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick, at 6:30 p.m.
to select a member for gender balance,
as required by the Maryland Democratic
Party. There is 1 open position. All applicants must be registered Democrats in
Calvert County. Interested Democratic
men should apply no later than Dec.
15th, via e-mail to calvertdems@gmail.
com, via mail to CCDCC, PO Box 2063,
Prince Frederick, or by delivering the application in person, to the headquarters.
The application should include your
contact information, a brief history of
your past party involvement, any personal information which you would like to
share and a statement about why you are
interested in becoming a member of the
Democratic Central Committee.
All applications will be reviewed by
the current committee members and an
interview will take place at the Dec. 18
If there are any questions, please
contact the headquarters at 410-4143660, or email to calvertdems@gmail.
Calvert Library Holiday Concert
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 7 p.m.
On Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., join
Calvert Library for a holiday tradition
hot cocoa, a concert and sing-along!
Well start with a film featuring the original Grinch. Then popular vocalists Emily
Bowen Mudd, Nathan Bowen, Jennifer
Cooper and Peter Crews will share some
of their favorite tunes and get you in the
holiday frame of mind. The concert will
culminate in a whole family sing-along!
This event has been going on in some
form or another for several years and the
library looks forward to seeing friends
old and new. For more information please
call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291.

is an all-volunteer chorus that performs

concerts to benefit charities in Calvert
County. The public is invited to attend.
Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301855-7477, or email lbrown9601@verizon.
net for further information regarding the
Chesapeake Community Chorus.
Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons - 11 a.m. to
Please call 410-326-2042 for more

Sunday, Dec. 21
29th Annual Christmas Doll and Train
St. Clements Island Museum, 38370
Point Breeze Rd., Coltons Point 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
The St. Clements Island Museum in
Coltons Point presents a holiday exhibit
themed Christmas by the Bay. Exhibits will feature special doll collections
from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern
Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and
vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living
in the early 20th century. Other highlights include working miniature trains
and a hands-on train set that children can
The Crab Claw Museum Store will
be brimming with holiday gifts and for
the one who has everything, consider a
Museum Gift Membership! Museum
members enjoy a 10% discount! Dont

Monday, Dec. 22
Ornament Workshop
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomon 1 and 3 p.m.
Sessions at 1 and 3 p.m. Make holiday ornaments to adorn your Christmas
trees. Register at the admissions desk on
program day. Space is limited; fee is $4
per child.

Tuesday, Dec. 23
Winter Wishes
Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons - All Day
What are your hopes and wishes for
the New Year? Make a paper ornament
with your secret wish written inside to
hang in the Discovery Room. Ongoing
program throughout the day; free with
museum admission.

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Christmas Piano Recital and Singing

Northern Senior Activity Center Noon
to 12:45 p.m.
Return to the Easy Listening
Lounge for lunch while listening to
lovely piano music and the singing ensemble of Meleah Backhaus Shrouts students. Ms. Shrout is a pianist, composer
and private piano instructor. This Christmas recital will give that special musical,
magical touch for your enjoyment just
in time for the holidays! Call us to make
your reservation for lunch and show.

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Saturday, Dec. 20
Calvert County Hospice Chorus
Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, 3
Dalrymple Rd., Sunderland 4 p.m.
The Chesapeake Community Chorus

miss the Crab Pot Christmas Trees! This

is one-stop-shopping at its best! Proceeds
benefit museum programs, projects, and
exhibits! Shop where your dollars make
a difference!
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens (62 and older) and military
personnel with ID, $1.50 students ages 6
to 18, and FREE for children 5 and under.
For more information please visit
online to stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums or call 301-769-2222.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Library Events
December All Month
December Art in the Stacks-Sue
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way
Watercolor, scenes of southern
MD, such as blue crabs, Allens Fresh,
Charles County, old local tobacco
barns, blue herons, and wild flowers.
410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
December Artist of the Month:
JAX, Medium: Photography
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
Jax Photography is based in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. They are a
husband and wife team that has been
photographing weddings together for
many years. They are award winning
and published worldwide. They pride
themselves in the ability to creatively
document one of the greatest moments
in your life. Their background in photojournalism gives them a unique and
very natural approach to the art of
wedding photography. 410-257-2411

Thursday, Dec. 11
Calvert Conversations
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
10 to 11 a.m.
Meet new friends and hear old stories OR meet old friends and hear new
stories on local history in a relaxed,
fun atmosphere! 410-257-2411
The New Job Hunters Workshop
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Join popular hiring specialist Rich
Ball as he presents a workshop for new
job hunters. Learn about online applications, networking and interviewing
in todays work world. Please register.
410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
Minecraft Free Play
Calvert Library Southern Branch,
13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of Minecraft free play. Grades 1 and up. Please
register. 410-326-5289

Friday, Dec. 12
On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework,
knitting, crocheting, or other project
for an afternoon of conversation and
shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or

Saturday, Dec. 13
Gingerbread House Workshop
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 10 to 11 a.m.
Come and celebrate the holiday
season by building a small gingerbread house. Each child is asked to

bring a bag of any edible item to share

with the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses. For children in K
8. Please register. 410-535-0291 or
Chess Saturdays at the Library
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
10 a.m. to noon
Chess enthusiasts or wannabe
enthusiastsplease join us (with or
without your own chess set) at the library. All ages and levels welcome!
Please register. 410-257-2411
Gingerbread House Workshop
Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt.
4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings 10
to 11 a.m.
Come and celebrate the holiday
season by building a small gingerbread
house. Each child is asked to bring a
bag of any edible item to share with
the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses. For children in grades K
8. Please register. 410-257-2101
Learn Mahjongg
Calvert Library Southern Branch,
13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons
1 to 3 p.m.
Want to learn Mahjongg? Games
are a great way to keep your brain
sharp while having fun! Join us!
Gingerbread House Workshop
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 2 to 3 p.m.
Come and celebrate the holiday
season by building a small gingerbread house. Each child is asked to
bring a bag of any edible item to share
with the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses. For children in K
8. Please register. 410-535-0291 or
Gingerbread House Workshop
Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt.
4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings 2
to 3 p.m.
Come and celebrate the holiday
season by building a small gingerbread
house. Each child is asked to bring a
bag of any edible item to share with
the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses. For children in grades
K 8. Please register. 410-257-2101

Monday, Dec. 15
Books & Toys
Calvert Library Southern Branch,
13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons
10 to 11 a.m.
Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas. Moms, dads, caregivers and your
tots! Book club for adults, playtime for
kids! 410-326-5289
On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework,

knitting, crocheting, or other project

for an afternoon of conversation and
shared creativity. 410-257-2411
Calvert Eats Local
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Encourage local agriculture,
discover ways to eat locally, and
share resources, energy, and good
ideas for great food! 410-535-0291 or

Tuesday, Dec. 16
Book Discussion
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 7 to 8:30 p.m.
David & Goliath: Underdogs,
Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled
a mighty warrior with nothing more
than a stone and a sling, and ever since
then the names of David and Goliath
have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. This book challenges
how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, cope with a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre
school, or suffer from any number of
other apparent setbacks. 410-535-0291
or 301-855-1862
Flying Needles
Calvert Library Southern Branch,
13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons
7 to 8:45 p.m.
Knitting, crocheting and portable
crafting group open to anyone wanting
to join in and share talents, crafting
time or learn a new skill. 410-326-5289

Wednesday, Dec. 17
Book Discussion
Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt.
4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings 2
to 3:30 p.m.
The Graveyard Book by Neil
Holiday Evening Storytime
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate this season of
holidays with stories, songs and more.
410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
Book Discussion
Calvert Library Southern Branch,
13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons
7 to 8 p.m.
Sycamore Row by John Grisham.

Thursday, Dec. 18
Resume and Cover Letter
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 1 to 3 p.m.
Need help with your resume? Join
job counselor Sandra Holler in a small

group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. If you have one
started, bring it with you so editing
can happen on the spot. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862
Holiday Evening Storytime
Abigail Francisco School of Classical
Ballet, 4110 3rd Street, North Beach
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Please join us for a special Holiday Evening Storytime featuring favorite stories and holiday dancers.
Holiday Concert and Singalong
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 7 to 8 p.m.
Bring the family for hot cocoa and
glorious holiday music. Very popular
vocalists Emily Bowen Mudd, Nate
Bowen and others will share some
of their favorite tunes and get you in
the holiday frame of mind. Make it a
holiday tradition to visit the library
for cocoa and a song! 410-535-0291 or

Friday, Dec. 19
On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework,
knitting, crocheting, or other project
for an afternoon of conversation and
shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or
Southern Matinee
Calvert Library Southern Branch,
13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons
1 to 4 p.m.
Join us for an award-winning
2013 film featuring Sandra Bullock
and George Clooney on a catastrophic
space journey. 410-326-5289

Saturday, Dec. 20
Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble
& more
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way noon to 3 p.m.
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. 410-535-0291 or

Monday, Dec. 22
On Pins & Needles
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,
3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach
1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework,
knitting, crocheting, or other project
for an afternoon of conversation and
shared creativity. 410-257-2411
For more information, visit calvert.lib.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Calvert County Times


Last Weeks Puzzle Solutions

1. Hindu stratification
6. Least harm
12. Medical confinement
16. Silver
17. In a sick state
18. Belonging to me
19. 1/2 an em
20. Makeovers Pennington
21. Take a seat
22. 1/10 meter (abbr.)
23. Atomic # 13
24. Fallow deer genus
26. Skin lesions
28. Charlie Parkers sax
30. 31st state
31. Disparity
32. Poking stroke
34. Long time
35. Wm. the Conqueror grave
37. Hosts film festival
39. Mend
40. Gear teeth
41. Of cadmium
43. 1618 Reformed synod
44. Fringe-toed lizard
45. Where passengers ride
47. 1/60 hour (abbr.)
48. Initials of TV cartoon
50. Pack down
52. ___ and feathered
54. Hyperbolic cosecant
56. Operating system (abbr.)
57. Atomic #99
59. Crown owned Isle
60. Santa __ trail
61. Booze support group
62. Footcandle
63. Retaliations
66. Natural logarithm
67. Quality of usefulness
70. Sitting position
71. They turn litmus paper


1. Brandy region of France

2. Equally
3. Spittles
4. Very small
5. Ethiopia
6. Filled with sediment
7. An antiviral AIDS drug
8. Saudi king to 2005
9. Early word forms
10. Yes in Spanish
11. Ketchup veggies
12. Used to have (Scottish)
13. Old Greek storyteller
14. Den
15. Stockings
25. Scottish road surface
26. Diego, Francisco,


27. Bodily cavity
29. Durations
31. About gene
33. Footloose actor Kevin
36. Supply weaponry
38. Neither
39. Capital of Syria
41. Shortcut
42. Feline
43. Have already done
46. Rifle barrel cleaning tool
47. High IQ group

49. Libra constellation

51. Perch genus
53. Summer precipitation
54. Ancient Roman boxing
55. Silver Skates Brinker
58. Cobblestone
60. Policeman (French)
64. Pizza, apple or chiffon
65. Winglike structure
68. 37th state
69. Potato state

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type) Charged by the inch with the 2 inch minimum. All
private party ads must be paid before ad is run.

Publication Days

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Thursday. Deadlines are Tuesday at 12 noon
Office hours are: Monday thru Friday 8am - 4pm

Real Estate


Great home for a 1st time buyer or retirement

home in Chesapeake Beach. Qualifies for
USDA, 100% financing.The rooms in the home
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Awesome rear deck with steps that lead to the
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workshop. Awesome potential to build up or
out. Price: $214,000. Call 301-832-1165.

Full Time position working with school age

children ages 5 & up.
Day Care located
in Huntingtown.
Please call 410-535-5232.

Home for Sale

PoSSible rent to own

3 br, 2 ba
in lexington Park
open Houses every
wednesday 4:30 to 7:30
Saturday 10:00 to 3:00



Spring Village at Wildewood

(formerly Autumn Assisted Living
at Wildewood), will be holding
group interviews every Thursday
at 1:30 pm for ALL positions.
Please arrive 15 minutes early
to complete the employment
application. For more information
call Tracy at 301-863-7110.

Important Information

The Calvert County Times will not be held responsible for any ads
omitted for any reason. The Calvert County Times reserves the right
to edit or reject any classified ad not meeting the standards of The Calvert County Times. It is your responsiblity to check the ad on its first
publication and call us if a mistake is found. We will correct your ad
only if notified after the first day of the first publication ran.


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in and fill out an application or apply
Home Weekends
with Dedicated Route
Guaranteed Weekly Pay
on 1,800-2,100 Weekly Miles
online at anglers-seafood.com.

Limited Positions, So Call Now

Deliver Phone Books Work
Your Own Hours
Delivering in the Charles &
St. Mary Counties.
Must be 18yrs old, have valid
DL & Insured vehicle.
No exp. necessary.
Call 1-800-518-1333 x 224

Buy a Home with

100% Home Financing!
Get $5,000.00 towards your
closing cost from the state of MD!
Get up to $2,000.00 tax refund per
year under the Maryland Home
Credit Program!

Come to my seminar on
Sept 2, 2014 at 6 p.m. to
learn about these programs.
Seminar will be held at my
office at 24404 Three Notch Road,
Hollywood, MD, 20636!
Seating is limited to please reserve
your space by calling 301-373-6640
or text the number of people
attending to 240-577-3634.
No child care provided.
For more information visit my website
at www.somdhomeloans.com
or call me at 240-577-3634.
Roseann Kraese
Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer 798721

The Calvert County Times

Thursday, December 11, 2014