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February 7, 2013


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County News Crime Education Newsmaker Business Letters Feature Story Valentine’s Day Section 15 Design Diaries 16 Health 18 Obituaries 20 Community 21 Sports Entertainment 23 24 Games 25 Classifieds Out & About 26

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By Corrin M. Howe Editor A spat over dishes leaves one dead and one in jail. Calvert County detectives charged John Warren Gibson, 25 of Lusby, with murdering his girlfriend in her Lusby residence and dumping her body in St. Mary’s, according to a press release. Not having seen or heard from Amanda Lynn Foster, 27, her grandmother requested local authorities to check the welfare of a citizen. On Jan. 31 a Maryland State trooper went to her home on San Jose Lane in Lusby.

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Dirty Dishes Leads to Murder
turned to Warren. During the second interview, conducted at the Sheriff’s office, Warren eventually recounted what happened. According to reports, Warren and Foster became involved in an argument over dishes, when the argument became heated, Gibson picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed Foster in the chest, despite the fact that she approached him non-violently. Gibson told the detectives that he wrapped Foster up in a blanket, transported her in a large trash receptacle, drove to Hanover Farms subdivision in Leonardtown and hide the remains under some brush. A Forensic Investigator confirmed a body of a deceased woman was in the trash receptacle. The detective conferred with a Calvert state’s attorney and charged Gibson with Murder – Common Law, the reports concluded. Foster’s body was sent to the Medical Examiner Office in Baltimore for an autopsy. Gibson remains incarcerated in Calvert’s adult detention center.
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When he learned that her blue Ford pickup truck had last been scene on H.G. Trueman Road, he followed up at that residence. During the interview with Warren, who was at the residence at the time, the trooper found Warren’s statements to be inconsistent and requested the assistance of a criminal detective, according to reports. Detective H. R. Rich’s summary of his investigation showed that he questioned Warren, returned to Foster’s residence and spoke with family and friends, searched her room and then re-

Local Woman, Mystery Man Alert Family to Fire
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer A man swooped in, alerting a mother and her son to a fire in their house. He disappeared from the scene as quickly as he arrived and only left his first name. Had a second woman not stopped to help, no one would know about his contribution. Edie Singleton and her granddaughter

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were on their way to the beauty salon when she saw smoke coming out of the eaves of a St. Leonard home. The man driving in front of her pulled his cell phone out as Singleton went up the driveway. She found Norma Jean Welch and her son were in the house. Both evacuated safely. “Sometimes there are things pushing you that you don’t know about,” Singleton said, adding the only reason she was there to see the fire starting was because she left early. The man who pulled over was named Richard, but Singleton did not catch his last name. Units from the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department left at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 26 and arrived on scene to find a single-story residence with heavy smoke and fire from the roof and attic area, according to an account on www.slvfd.org. Crews attempted an interior attack on the structure, but retreated due to the rapid fire spread and attacked the fire from the outside. Once under control, crews resumed operations on the interior to extinguish the fire. Units cleared at 12:20 p.m., according to the website. The house was the site for Norma Jean’s Daycare. The family lost their house and their cars. Since the fire, members of the community have stepped forward to the

family. Commissioner Steve Weems said Bayside Chevrolet President Geoff Wanamaker offered assistance. Wannamaker declined to disclose the manner of help he provided, saying it was something he did on his own and not something for which he sought recognition. Weems said Wanamaker has a history of philanthropic actions. Individuals have left messages Norma Jean’s Daycare’s Facebook page asking if there is anything the Welch family needs. Charlie and Sharon with Big Top Kids Consignment Shop left a message asking Welch to “please get in touch with us and we will help you out in any way that we can.” Missi Tomasevich Duley wrote “I just moved to St Leonard in June and my son rides the bus with your son. I’m very sorry to hear about your house. I did day care for 11 years before I moved. If your family needs anything, please let me know. I’m right down the street.” An incident like this makes a person wonder if it could happen to them, Singleton said. In the last week, she has purchased CO2 sensors and additional fire detectors for her home and her daughter’s home. “It does make you introspective,” she said. “Everything could go up in five minutes.” Meanwhile the search for Richard continues as the community wants to acknowledge his contribution that morning. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Representatives for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Calvert County Public Schools are working with the Calvert County’s Finance and Budget Department to develop funding formulas. “Conversations with the county government have been intermittent on renewing the formula, significantly as a result of the down turn that the county experienced as a result of the state of the economy,” said Calvert County Public Schools Chief Budget and Business Officer Tammy McCourt. The previous school board funding formula, which expired at the end of the 2011/2012 school year, was “very rational,” McCourt said. It accounted for the year's appropriations, change in student enrollment, consumer price index, and a predetermined adjustment factor of 1.25 percent, which helped the schools pay for rising costs of healthcare and new state education mandates, McCourt said.

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BOE, Sheriff Want Funding Formulas
“With these factors, having a funding formula has proven to have been highly advantageous to both organizations,” she said. The funding formula ensured the Board of Education knew how much the schools would be receiving each year, and budget accordingly. “This developed a remarkable working relationship between the two organizations and led the formula to be published at MACO conferences,” McCourt said. Currently, the Board of Educations received funding at maintenance of effort, said Director of Budget and Finance Tim Hayden. At maintenance of effort, student population determines funding. As the student populations drops, so does the amount of money the county schools receives. Even at Maintenance of Effort, the Board of Education receives 52.1 percent of the county’s general fund, Hayden said, approximately $117 million of the projected $290 million in the county’s budgeted expenditures for FY 2013. The sheriff’s office requested approximately $13.4 million and was granted $11.3 million, according to the adopted operating and capitol budget for FY 2013. Public safety, which includes the sheriff’s office, accounts for 11.4 percent of the county’s general fund expenditures. Together, the county schools and public safety make up 63.5 percent of the county’s general fund expenditures. The sheriff’s office uses 5.03 of the total expenditures of the total operating budget. The challenge for the sheriff’s department is finding a formula that works, which is more complicated than the Board of Education’s formula, Hayden said. They designed a possible one for patrol, but it didn’t account for the K9 unit, the investigation team or other sub divisions, said Chief Deputy Lieutenant Dave McDowell. The sheriff’s office seeks to increase the number on patrol during a shift to better serve the county. Ideally, Sheriff Mike Evans said they would have four 14-person squads in the patrol division. “A deputy doesn’t work 24/7, but calls come in 24/7,” Evans said. The sheriff’s office agrees with the idea of a formula, and the funding certainly it brings, but finding the magic number that pleases everyone is a challenge. Conversations about the funding formula are ongoing, he said. McDowell plans to study similar formulas other bureaus use and talk to the county Department of Business and Finance about what might work in Calvert. Hayden said he has presented formula findings to the Board of County Commissioners, and will continue to keep the board informed on the proceedings. Because of the changing nature of the economy, Hayden said funding formulas are normally used during set time spans. The Board of Education’s last formula was on a three-year cycle to be reconsidered. When they could not come to an agreement on a formula for the 2012/2013, the formula expired and schools were funded at Maintenance of Effort, Hayden said. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

Local Officials Bristle at State Mandated Tier System
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer “We’re going to be an enviro-nazi state,” said county commissioner Susan Shaw, speaking against the state-mandated mapping system and its ramifications on development in rural Maryland. The county moved a step closer to adopting the new growth tier maps for the county The boards discussed House Bill 106,



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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Cancer, mental health and obesity were issues discussed during the Calvert Commission for Women’s first Health Issues for Calvert Women and Girls forum. “There are no surprises. I think all of these are prevalent,” said Calvert Health Department Officer Laurence Polsky. The commission invited representatives from the Calvert County Health Department, Calvert Memorial Hospital and county residents to discuss major health problems fac- Photo by Sarah Miller Calvert Health Department Officer Laurence Polsky addresses ing women and girls in the county. Information handed out during a forum dedicated to women’s health issues. common themes heard most often during the the meeting showed Calvert has the largest rate of breast cancer incidences in the forum. The first what is heart attacks and state. High rates of smokers among women may have an impact on cancer rates, Polsky strokes, the second is cancer, the third is said. Moving forward, he said the health mental health and the fourth is obesity, nutridepartment will isolate rates by zip code to tion, diabetes and exercise. Ways to combat these subjects are to promote education and form targeted campaigns. Polsky hasn’t found an effective way economic independence. Individuals should to combat nutrition and weight management advocate for issues and promote awareness of among women. Individuals believe the myth services offering assistance. U.S. Department of Health and Human that fresh food is more expensive than proServices Senior Science Advisor Suzanne cessed, Polsky said. “Even the poorest person can eat healthy Haynes said health awareness campaigns when they cook their own food,” Polsky said. “don’t exist” in Calvert, and the department The Health Department will implement is working on a weight campaign. mental health programs throughout 2013. Margaret Dunkle, president for Com- sarahmiller@countytimes.net mission for Women, presented her list of

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Local Pilot No Longer Grounded
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer it and Waugh in the air. It was eight months before he could climb up the wing into the plane, After crashing at the runhe said. After two surgeries on way at Calvert Ranch Estates, his leg, he is walking unassisted. Lusby pilot Stephen Waugh is He is confident he can perform ready to get in the air again. emergency maneuvers with his On Nov. 21, 2011, Waugh bad leg, his goal before he was and his son, Phillip Waughready to go solo again. Merkley, crashed upon trying to Waugh has flown since he land at the Chesapeake Ranch was a teenager, getting his piEstates airport in Lusby after a lot’s license almost before his Pilot Stephen Waugh three-hour flight from Chicago, driver’s license. Ill. It was approximately 6:30 p.m. “For me, flying is natural. Its part of my He said factors in the crash were poor DNA,” he said. lighting at the runway and weather. To get his license, he had to log 20 hours “I remember seeing the first tree and with an instructor and 20 hours on his own waking up in the grass. Nothing in between,” and pass a written test and a flight test with he said. an FAA examiner. He has to submit to a biSince the accident, he said they removed annual flight review, he said. some trees closest to the runway and added He flew Harriers with the Marine Corps lighting, making the area safer for landings. for 20 years. During that time, he said he His pilot’s license was never revoked. had his hand on the eject handle three times. Injuries from the accident, including a bro- Those experiences didn’t discourage him ken leg, kept him from taking the pilot’s from flying again, and this accident didn’t seat again. He and airplane co-owner Daniel either, he said. Hammer purchased a four-seat “fixer-upper” with good bones and have worked on getting sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Police Seeking Shell Station Robbery Suspect
On Jan. 29 at approximately 9:24 p.m. the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call from a cashier of the Lusby Shell gas station who advised he had been robbed of money at knifepoint. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and set up a perimeter while contact was made with the complainant. Sr./Trp. K. Greggs of C.I.T. responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The complainant/victim advised a white male, with gray hair and a big nose, wearing light colored blue jeans and a black bandana covering the lower half of his face, came inside the store. The unidentified male stated to the victim, “give me all your money” and brandished a knife. The suspect followed the victim around the counter where the victim opened the cash register and handed the suspect approximately $200. The suspect then fled the store on foot heading south on H.G. Trueman Road. Surveillance video shows the suspect entering the store wearing what appeared to be a gray in color hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head, light colored blue jeans and a white in color bandana or hospital mask covering the lower part of his face. The suspect followed the victim around the counter and the victim handed the suspect the cash. The suspect then exits the store, and walks south through the wooded area toward Jake and Al’s Restaurant. No suspect vehicle was identified. The victim advised the suspect was possibly in the store the previous day at approximately the same time. A K-9 track was conducted with negative results. The robbery is being investigated by Sr./Trp. K. Greggs of C.I.T. Anyone with any information is asked to contact him at 410535-1600, extension 2598.

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During the week of January 28 through February 3 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,415 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 Sheriff’s 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. The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.
CDS Violation: On Jan. 28 at 1:15 a.m. after responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle on Persimmon Hills Court in Sunderland, DFC R. Kreps made contact with the driver, later identified as Christopher Stephen Paul, 20 of Sunderland. Paul was found to be in possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and was arrested.

port of a shoplifter in custody by store employees. He arrested Shannon Marie Kirk, 20 of Chesapeake Beach and charged her with theft less than $1,000. Kirk was also found to have an open criminal summons, which was served on her.
Attempted Burglary: Unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry to a home in the 2400 block of Shields Drive in Dunkirk sometime between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. Although no entry was made into the residence, a bent window screen was found on the ground. DFC Lord is investigating. Theft: Someone stole three copper grounding boards from the communication junction that belongs to AT&T on Skip Jack Road in Prince Frederick. The copper is valued at $300 and damage is estimated at $1,000. Dep. T. Buckler is investigating. Theft from Vehicle: Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 400 block of Marley Run in Huntingtown and stole a Golf GPS and a Titleist golf hat. DFC N. Funchion is investigating. CDS Violation: On Feb. 2 at 8:27 p.m. Dep. P. Mosely conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan vehicle that had exited a parking lot of a business onto Md. Rt. 4 and cut directly in front of on-coming traffic, causing another vehicle to have to almost come to a stop to avoid hitting the NisJamal Lee san. Mosely made contact with the Nissan driver, identified as Jamal Tyrell Lee, 23 of Bowie, who was in possession of suspected drugs. Lee was charged with possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana. He was also cited a traffic warning for failure to failure to grant right of way. Theft from Vehicle: A victim in the 9400 block of Old Jones Road in Dunkirk advised DFC N. Funchion that in the early morning hours of Feb. 2, someone entered two unlocked vehicles in his driveway and stole two IPOD’s, cash and a Dell laptop. Upon investigation, DFC Funchion observed footprints in the snow around numerous other homes in the area of Old Jones Road, Hewitt Court, and Kenni Lane. The footprints usually lead up to vehicles or sheds that were locked and not entered. DFC Funchion is continuing the investigation. Burglary: A home in the 3200 block of Hewitt Court in Dunkirk was burglarized sometime on Feb. 3. Some cash, a bottle of prescription medication and a 5-gallon gas can were stolen. The investigation continues. Theft from Vehicle: Someone broke the window of a vehicle parked outside a home in the 9400 block of Old Jones Road in Dunkirk overnight between Feb. 2 and 3 and stole a purse. DFC Funchion is handling the investigation. Burglary: Someone forced entry into a detached garage of a home in the 2000 block of Smoky Road in Huntingtown at an unknown date and time and stole a green 2002 Honda 4 wheel All-Terrain Vehicle that is valued at $6,800. Cpl. S. Parrish is investigating.

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Theft from Vehicle: Between Jan. 27 and 28, someone stole a CD head unit from a vehicle that was parked outside a business on Prospect Lane in Huntingtown. A window had been broken to gain entry inside the vehicle. A Coach motor home had also been broken into and ransacked. It is unknown if anything was stolen. Total damage to the two vehicles is estimated at $3,500. DFC N. Funchion is investigating. Burglary Case: A burglary at a real estate office in the 11800 block of H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby was discovered on Jan. 28 at 8:10 a.m. that happened overnight. Approximately $450 in damage was done. Nothing appears to have been taken. Dep. G. Gott is investigating. Attempted Vehicle Theft Case: Unknown suspect(s) attempted to steal a van belonging to Calvert Lighthouse Church on Clay Hammond Road in Prince Frederick. The van was discovered by the church Reverend with its doors open and the motor running. The church lot is equipped with video surveillance. Sgt. K. Gregory is investigating. Attempted Burglary: A homeowner in the 12000 block of Palisades Drive in Dunkirk advised DFC J. Lord that at 10 p.m. on Jan. 28 he heard a loud bang from one of the bedroom windows of his house. After investigating, he saw a storm window bent and lifted about six inches in the window frame. DFC Lord is continuing the investigation. Trespassing: On Jan. 29 at 11:12 a.m. Cpl. S. Parrish responded to the Sunderland Village Center on Dalrymple Road for the report of a man lying in the parking lot. Upon his arrival he observed the suspect, later identified as William Justin Gray Sr., 53 of Owings, lying in a grassy area of the parking lot holding a can of beer. He took the beer from Gray and told him to leave. Gray told Cpl. Parrish to pick him up which Parrish did, and then cited Gray for trespassing and having an open container of alcohol in public. Burglary: Someone burglarized Hudson Sunoco in Huntingtown between Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 8:10 a.m. It does not appear that anything was taken but $350 in damage was done. Dep. A. Mohler is investigating. Burglary: Someone burglarized a home on Calvert Towne Road in Prince Frederick between Jan. 28 and 31 and stole a Kenmore dryer valued at $500. Dep. A. Mohler is investigating. Theft Case: On Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Cpl. J. McCarroll responded to the Dunkirk Wal-mart store for the re-

The following information is compiled directly from publicly released Criminal Investigative Team reports. Burglary: On Jan. 28 at 9:11 a.m., Trooper First Class Smith responded to the 1750 block of Dares Beach Rd. in Prince Frederick for a reported burglary. Nine dirt bikes were discovered missing from the victim’s shed. Footprints and tire tracks lead into the wood and five of the bikes were recovered from that location. The other four bikes were not located. Investigation continues. DUI & Resisting Arrest: On Jan. 30 at 11:27 p.m., Trooper Oles stopped a vehicle at Rt. 4 and Rousby Hall Rd. in Lusby for traffic violations. Joseph E. Solan, 42 of Lothian was arrested for DUI. During the traffic stop, Solan became defiant resulting in additional charges for resisting arrest. He was charged and released. Theft: On Feb. 1 at 1:43 a.m., Trooper S. Lewis responded to the 12600 block of Mill Creek Rd. in Lusby for a reported theft. The victim reported that an X Box 360, games and accessories were removed from the residence. Investigation continues. Theft: On Feb. 1 at 4:26 p.m., Trooper First Class Saucerman responded to the 2500 block of Sharon Rd. in Sunderland for a theft. The victim reported that a 40-inch Sharpe Aquas television had been taken from the residence. Investigation continues. Burglary: On Feb. 2 at 1:25 p.m., Senior Trooper Gill responded to the 700 block of Lazy River Rd. in Lusby for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home and removed a Suzuki “Pro Circuit” motorcycle and a .45 caliber Glock handgun. Three possible suspects have been developed and investigation continues. Possession of Marijuana: On Feb. 2 at 2:36 p.m., Trooper First Class West responded to the 12300 block of Algonquin Ct. in Lusby for a reported theft. During the investigation, TFC West located marijuana and drug paraphernalia on one of the residents in the home. Joshua B. McDonaldCosman, 26 of Port Republic, was subsequently arrested and charged with possession. DUI & Possession of Marijuana: On Feb. 3 at 12:26 a.m., Trooper First Class Sorenson stopped a vehicle at Rt. 2 north of Rt. 4 in Sunderland for traffic violations. Ricky A. Thorne, 43 of Prince Frederick, was arrested for DUI. During a search to secure the vehicle, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located. Thorne was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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Students Test Their Skills at Event
By Alex Panos Staff Writer Students from St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles counties showed off their skills at the regional Skills USA competition last weekend. They competed in events including advertising design, auto service technology, carpentry, crime scene investigation, culinary, firefighting, nursing and welding. Skills USA is a national organization promoting technical skills, aimed at ensuring America has a skilled workforce. The Calvert Career Technical Academy had 14 students finish in the top three and advance to the state championships. St. Mary’s County had 32 students finish in the top three, including a clean sweep of gold, silver and bronze in crime scene investigation, welding, architectural drafting, aviation and internetworking. The top three in each event qualify for the state competition. First place winners at the state level will advance to the national event over the summer in Kansas City, Mo. – students will continue to work with their instructors as they prepare for the state competition. Events were scored based on mastery of the task, said Bonnie Skinner, Skills USA advisor. For example, a nurse-assisting event was judged on ability to correctly follow procedure, patient care and hand

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placement. Teammates Grant Kelly and Sarah Moore, of the Forrest Technology Center, took home first place in Digital Cinema Production. The duo had 48 hours to make a video with an assigned theme, using specific items and two required quotes. They spent six hours filming and nearly twice as long editing, incorporating water and computers into a five-minute film about leadership. Cinematography was the key to their gold medal finish, said Kelly – the two used superior angles and the requirements were “seamlessly” included in the piece. Moore, meanwhile, believes a more interesting plot, which kept the audiences’ attention throughout the film, separated their video from the rest of the field. According Skinner, the real life experience students gain from the program not only helps them find their future career; they can use it to market themselves to colleges and employers as well. “We’re very pleased with the level and diligence of each competition,” said Michael Martirano, St. Mary’s County superintendent, emphasizing the mission of public education to have students college and career ready. Around 170 students in the region participated in the event this year, and 131 were on hand to take part in Satur-

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Five students saw the culmination of weeks of hard work this weekend during the Student Director Showcase at Northern High School. The Student Director Showcase was an opportunity for upperclassmen at Northern High School to play a larger role in this year’s spring play. After being chosen through an application process, five students directed five short plays, each in complete control of their production. Senior Samantha Wadsworth presented “Aliens vs. Cheerleaders,” which she said was “very comedic.” “I was looking for shows that are different,” she said. Students submitted applications, which Joshua Schneider, Joshua Gresko and other Northern High School faculty reviewed before selecting directors. Students had to choose plays lasting approximately half an hour, Gresko said. They had to have experience in the theatre department, either in class or after school, and have a proposal for a prospective play. Wadsworth said the opportunity allowed her to develop leadership capabilities, which will be useful in her future plans to be a teacher. As the director, she said she made all final calls on costumes, props and artistic decisions. Student directors have a chance to come up with the vision instead of bringing somebody else’s visualization to life, said junior Anna Gorenflo, who directed “Sleepy Hollow.” “Sleepy Hollow” was not her first choice in plays, Gorenflo said, but it was the only one fitting her ideal parameters – something with an established name fitting in the half hour time limit. Her favorite part of working in the theatre is “the constant thrill of entertaining people.” The short plays were “The Lady or the Tiger,” “Boy Meets Girl: A Young Love Story,” “Check Please,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Aliens vs. Cheerleaders.” The five student directors were Gorenflo, junior Jeffrey Thompson, and Rebecca Loiacono, and seniors Megan Sadler and Wadsworth. In the past, students produce one large show using one student director. This year was the first with five separate directors. All five students had to conduct auditions simultaneously, Schneider said. Actors appeared in a maximum of two plays. He said students often rebel against one of their peers being in charge, and the student directors had to “learn to be the boss without being bossy.” Students in the Theatre II and Advanced Acting classes produced and performed “The Lady or the Tiger” and “Aliens vs. Cheerleaders”, Schneider said. The after-school theatre club produced the remaining three plays.

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Photos by Sarah Miller Sophomore Lindsay Marten, top, helps junior Grace Headley prepare for her role in “The Lady or the Tiger.”

The showcase was Feb. 1-3 in the Mary Harrison Center. Students are preparing for April’s spring musical, “HONK.” sarahmiller@countytimes.net

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer On Jan. 3, 17-month-old Gianna Grace Cartagena was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Since then, the Mechanicsville family has been in the hospital. After hearing about Gianna Grace, Allison Hunley

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of Mechanicsville decided to get involved with a series of bake sale fundraisers. Their goal was $2,500. By Saturday at 1 p.m. they had raised $2,000 and, though Hunley would not disclose the final donation at the request of the family, she said they passed their goal by a significant amount. More than 75 volunteers helped with the fundraiser, Hunley said. Some spent time in the kitchen, making pies, rolls and cookies, while others braved the frigid weekend weather to work tables. Nothing had a price tag. Hunley said individuals could take as much as they wanted and give what they wanted. She said several people handed her $10 or $20 and took nothing. When she started organizing the fundraiser, Hunley didn’t know she and Gianna Grace are distant cousins. She got involved because of a Facebook post. “When I saw her picture I couldn’t not do it.” Hunley has an 18-month-old son, and felt for Gianna Grace’s parents. The community response to the fundraiser was “an eye opener to the faith and compassion of others.” Amra and Kylie Elmore gave gas cards to Wawa to help the family get to and from the hospital. Amra said her son was in the hospital for three weeks in August, and she wanted Gianna Grace’s family to know they have support. “It’s terrible,” Kylie said, remembering her brother’s illness. Gianna Grace’s aunt, Lusby resident Nanci Burleson was one of the volunteers Saturday morning. She said the community’s involvement said a lot for the county. She said a woman paid for food with an EBT card in the grocery store, then give $40 to Hunley when she walked out. “People are giving who are in need themselves,” Burleson said. This weekend’s bake sales were at Giant Food in Prince Frederick, Roland’s in Chesapeake Beach and at McKay’s in Leonardtown. Sunday was the busiest day for the volunteers, with as many baked goods going out in that one day as on Friday and Saturday combined. Batman also made the trip from

Photos by Sarah Miller Amra, back, and Kylie Elmore support Gianna Grace.

Gotham City to support Sunday’s fundraiser. Future fundraisers include a indoor bazaar at the Prince Frederick Rescue Squad on March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors and individuals will be able to rent tables and there will be a bake sale, raffles for a bed and breakfast stay and a Kindle, face painting and live entertainment. The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department will host a benefit concert April 6 from 11 a.m. to10 p.m. The bands include Legend, the Justin Myles Experience, Hydra FX, Lartice Carr, Muzicians Den, Bad Penny and Driven Muzzy and Super Magic Man Reggie Rice. Hunley has not confirmed the details for another event for early summer. For more information, e-mail bakingforgianna@yahoo. com. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Solar Farm Cropping Up in Calvert
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The first solar farm in Calvert County is only a site plan filed with Community Planning and Building, but after a planned groundbreaking in April, Solis Energy Solutions president Luke Hutzell hopes it will pave the way for more energy fields throughout the county. For men like Donald Bowen, farming is their livelihood. Not wanting to give up his way of life, Bowen began searching for options to return more revenue from his 121 acres. In recent years, the farm operated at a loss, a trend Bowen said he could not allow to continue. “It’s kind of like the federal government,” he said, “If you spend more than you take in, it’s going to catch up with you.” He said he “rolled the dice” and chose not to put his property in agricultural preservation or the county TDR program, feeling they would cost him control of his land. His search led him to Hutzell. “There aren’t many more difficult ways to make a living than to be a farmer,” Hutzell said. Solis is planting their first solar farm in Calvert on a 2.1-acre parcel leased from Bowen. The site plan is under review, and Hutzell anticipates an April groundbreaking. The solar farm project is a way to help farmers stay on their land and remain green. He said a farm in North Carolina has panels and they keep goats penned with the solar panels rather than coming in monthly with a lawn mower. The panels have a 15-20 year life expectancy, Hutzell said. While the project is active, he said they pay for the use of the land, offering farmers an alternate revenue stream. The agenda for the next planning commission showed two new solar farm projects, but both were stricken from the agenda. Hutzell said the deals fell through for various reasons. Not every property is useable. Before looking at land, it has to be zoned properly, Hutzell said. They can’t put solar farms on land under agricultural preservation. If the property is zoned properly, they look at the topography. Flat land is ideal. If the land is useable, Solis sends a civil engineer to address water runoff and setback concerns, A solar design team suggests the best placement and the panels for the property. “We don’t just drive out and say ‘yep, this is great,’” Hutzell said. Historically, Maryland has been progressive and pro-solar, Hutzell said. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

New Venture Has A Pleasing Fragrance
By Alex Panos Staff Writer Creative Custom Candles allows customers to buy candles right off the shelf, or chose to create their own with details – such as scent, wax color and container – down to their exact specifications. The “pick your size, pick your color, pick your scent” business module has proved highly popular among local candle enthusiasts, and the company has recently expanded from online sales to open its first retail store. The duo creates their own unique scents includPhoto by Alex Panos ing rose-pear, lavenderKaren Longfellow, left, and her husband, Fred, have opened a retail lemon and a combination store in Prince Frederick. of cinnamon and pine Karen’s interest in candles began at a known as “wreath,” along with more comyoung age, and her love for candles inspired mon scents such as vanilla and hazelnut. The fragrance blends evenly through the business. The company relies heavily on her each candle; customers can expect a consisknowledge on which scents to blend in order tent smell throughout the entire life of the to produce desirable fragrances. candle. Fred and Karen run the business to“The eight ounce (candle) can fill a gether, handling tasks based on their specific room (with fragrance),” said co-owner Karen Longfellow, noting each candle has two skill sets. A project manager at his full-time job, wicks to promote an even burn. “It took a lot of experimentation,” add- Fred has always been a hands own worker. He is a self-taught candle maker and ed Karen’s husband Fred Longfellow, who learned the craft through trial and error and dyes and molds each candle from scratch. In addition to candles the shop has by reading online tutorials. Karen, a full-time accountant, handles warmer cubes for plug-in devices, tea light inventory, sales and the budget aspect of the warmers and candle tins used for warmer operation. plates. Eventually, if the business continues to The company’s customized options grow the couple plans on making it their fullare the backbone of the service. They allow customers to order any time job. “You never know until you try,” Karen scent in any color. A vanilla scented candle, which is said. Prices range from $2 to under $15, as typically cream colored, could be made opposed to upwards of $30 for a similar comblue to match a blue-themed room. For the first two years, the couple petitor products. Creative Custom Candles is located at sold candles online and during local craft 21A Church Street in Prince Frederick. shows. The shop is open Wednesday through “People were coming to the craft shows looking specifically for our can- Sunday, for more information visit customcreativecandles.com or search Custom Credles,” Karen said. The new retail store gives customers ative Candles on Facebook. a place to come, in-between craft shows, and purchase pre-made or customized alexpanos@countytimes.net candles.

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Your newspaper has always done a superb job in reporting the good works accomplished by “Spiggy and Friends” over the many years we have been hosting charity fundraisers throughout Southern Maryland.” The old adage that “good news stories do not always make the news” doesn’t apply with the news that the “Redskins’ Biggest Fans,” The Hogettes, are no more. The unbelievable reaction to this news shocked the Redskin Nation and our biggest supporters, many of whom are spread all over the country, as well as Canada and even England, where a Hogette Fan Club formed following our appearance in London’s Wembley Stadium at an NFL game involving the Redskins there more than 20 years ago. What started as a crazy idea during a meeting of four gents at the local Stallings American Legion Post in Chesapeake Beach in 1983 to explore ways to raise some funds to support a coworker family’s medical expenses grew to more than 20 Hogettes over 30 years. And, amazingly, this band of “cheerleaders” was credited with raising more than $130 million for those less fortunate than themselves. It is important to note we did not do this by ourselves. We worked with hundreds of other volunteers and charitable groups during this time, averaging 120 annual appearances at fundraisers, county firs, golf tournaments, parades and dinners all designed to raise contributions and awareness of the needs of our sick little “piglets.” We were so fortunate to have our deeds and our good will receive so much local and national exposure that we were unable to give up this work once our “heroes,” the Redskins offensive line known as the “Hogs,” grew old and were turned out to pasture. Too many folks came to depend on the increased donations they received by our appearances as our popularity and “notoriety” grew. And, quite honestly, we began to realize what “hams” we had become and truly enjoyed the publicity for our work as our growing reputation spread. I know the gents and two ladies that wore the snouts and the “old ladies” attire will miss these good times. We received so many awe-

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Valentine’s Day is approaching! Now is a good time to be upbeat and positive. I have written in the past about the many blessings for which we can be thankful in Calvert County. It is the season for attending volunteer fire department and rescue squad Award Banquets where the departments recognize their members and celebrate their accomplishments for the previous year. We County Commissioners have the opportunity to thank our dedicated local volunteers for their service to us all as we are reminded that everyday citizens and community members, our neighbors and co-workers, choose to devote their time and attention to training that prepares them to become extraordinary when a crisis arrives. Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department (SVRSFD) holds their awards banquet first in mid-January. Arriving for the 50th Anniversary of the volunteer fire service in Solomons, I found the equipment bay area, with new heating, had been transformed into a fancy and roomy seating area worthy of marking a significant milestone. Other facility changes and upgrades reflected the department’s pride in itself and its changing face. The presence of member Simon Thomas, recovering from serious injuries, added more cause for celebration. Solomons is a very busy department, running numerous calls per day. Commissioners Clark and Weems reflected on the history of SVRSFD, which was once located in the current Laughing Buddha Restaurant. I pointed out that some facets do not change, namely, the commitment to get the apparatus out on the road to assist fellow citizens in need. Many families have a family tradition of service to one or more of our departments. It is amazing what our trained volunteers can do and what the women and men of the SVRSFD did do under the leadership of Chief Jim Taylor and President Renee Crampton. Ranging in age from young to very seasoned, they worked together as teams to make eight life saves ranging from CPR to closed airways. Four people were presented Medals of Valor for saving their fellow department members during a dangerous fire with a collapsed floor. At a recent County Commissioner’s meeting, purchases of four new pieces of equipment for SVRSFD were authorized including a command vehicle, a tanker, and two engines. Most of the equipment replaced was well over 20 years old, was outdated, and had seen heavy service meeting the criteria for replacement. This use of taxpayer dollars means the equipment that the volunteers need to respond to your emergency will be reliable and ready. Returning to the Valentine’s Day theme, a year in review video at the SVRSFD banquet ended with a marriage proposal from a member to his beloved. (Yes, she accepted.) As we look forward to the upcoming awards banquets of our other departments, with their own stories of life-saving valor, let’s honor all our fire and rescue volunteers with a big Valentine signed with XXOO.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013


By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

Willingly Helping Others for 35 Years

The Office of the Register of Wills is “one of the most misunderstood offices in the state,” according to Calvert Register of Wills Margaret Phipps. The common misconception is the office writes and files wills. While they do keep wills safe for $5, they do not create wills. That’s a legal matter, and her office does not deal in legal advice, Phipps said. “There’s a fine line between helping and refraining from offering legal advice,” Phipps said, adding they recommend families and individuals consult an attorney in many cases. Phipps’s office exists to help families after the death of loved one, when they aren’t sure what steps to take next. “We meet with families probably during one of the most traumatic times in their lives,” Phipps said. The Register of Wills appoints personal representatives to administer decedents’ estates and oversees administration, if one is not already named by a will. The office prepares forms, maintains and preserves records of proceedings, serves as the clerk to the orphans’ court, tracks estates and refers matters to the court and audits accounts submitted by personal representatives and guardians. Individuals may leave a vehicle or small bank account in their name only, which is unaddressed in their will. Phipps’s office handles such “small claims” without sending them to orphans court. Orphans court is comprised of three judges, who rule on controversial matters pertaining to estates. They approve accounting of estates after the Register of Wills audits them. Orphans court can remain unaware of an estate for up to a year, Phipps said. Representatives have three months to submit an appraisal of property and assets and an additional nine months to submit an accounting, which is audited and submitted to orphans court for final approval.

In 1992, registers statewide began the process of making all paper records digital. The digital record keeping is useful when sending due date reminders to representatives, and pulling up documents for review, Phipps said. Computerization allows individuals access to access to an estate’s index, though the full version is accessible only through the Register of Wills. Eventually, her office will be able to pull up and use files completely from their computers without the hassle of paper. A downside to moving toward the digital format is finding a place to store paper documents that have been scanned. Currently, boxes of files are piled in Phipps’s office because there is no room in the archives, she said. “Wills are sort of sacred documents,” Phipps said. “They’ll always be on paper, I’m sure.” It’s easiest for families if an individual leaves a will. Wills name guardians for minors, name personal representatives and disburse assets as they see fit. Lawyers can draft a will to ensure the interpretation of the language is beyond questioning, but anyone can draw up their own will as long as they have two witness signatures, Phipps said. She encourages individuals to file wills Margaret Phipps searches for updated guidelines. Photo by Beth Graeme at her office. A will does little good if no family members know it exists, or where to find civic organizations. She brings folders with packets of it. The Register of Wills is among the first places most information rather than a power point presentation beindividuals call in the aftermath of a death, she said. cause many want something they can take home and Any will must be brought forward before the estate review privately. Phipps provides opportunities for inis settled. Destroying a will is a criminal offence. While dividuals to ask questions. A common question she rePhipps is certain it happens occasionally, she said it is ceives is whether a will is iron-clad, which it is not in impossible to prove someone has destroyed a will. some aspects. Phipps said a deed supersedes a will. If One of Phipps’s favorite duties is conducting work- someone deeded property to an individual, they become shops and seminars for senior centers, churches and the owner, no matter that the will states. A will cannot control disbursement of life insurance benefits with designated beneficiaries. Power of attorney ends at death, Phipps said. Joint accounts become the property of the survivor, she said. Phipps was first elected as Register of Wills in November 1978, the 24th register for Calvert County. She has been chairperson of the Maryland Register of Wills Automation Committee since 1992. She is a member of the probate/judiciary subcommittee to the rules committee and a past president of the Maryland Register of Wills Association. Her father and grandfather owned and operated a funeral home, and she learned to not fear death at a young age. She said this comfortable approach to end of life, in addition to knowing how to comfort individuals during a difficult time in their lives, make her good at her job. Her family has lived in Calvert County as long as she can remember, and she has seen it grow from a place where “you know almost everyone.” During her tenure, Phipps said she has seen a number of changes to the Register of Wills. One major change was eliminating inheritance tax for spouses, children and grandchildren. Siblings and friends of the decedent still pay inheritance tax. “You have to stay on top of it,” she said. For more information, visit www.registers.maryland.gov, visit the office at 175 Main Street in Prince Frederick or call 410-535-1600, ext. 2256.

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Valentine’s Day Section

Couples celebrate Valentine's Day in a variety of ways. Some may jet off to a romantic locale while others might enjoy a night out on the town at a nearby restaurant. Some couples feel it's more romantic to stay in for Valentine's Day, preferring some quality time together as they enjoy a good meal and a favorite film in the comforts of home. Those who want a romantic movie to set the mood might want to consider the following options. • "Somewhere in Time" (1980): Starring Christopher Reeve, this drama surrounds a Chicago playwright who meets an old woman on the opening night of one of his plays. The woman presses a gold pocket watch into his hand before begging the young playwright to return to her. Years later, the playwright is staying at a hotel and becomes taken with a young woman in a photograph, only to learn that the young woman is the same mysterious older woman who visited on opening night all those years ago. • "West Side Story" (1961): One of Hollywood's many tales of forbidden love, this classic won Best Picture after being adapted for the big screen. The score alone is enough for film afficionados, but those who also want a story won't be disappointed by this musical tale of two youngsters who fall in love despite being from rival New York City gangs. • "The Philadelphia Story" (1940): Featuring screen legends Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart, the movie focuses on the complications that arise as a socialite prepares to marry. Cary

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The Magic of Magnesium
By Debra Meszaros CSN www.MXSportsNutrition.com Reality is, if there was one magical pill we could take to balance our health we’d all be taking it right? With all the progress science makes each year, why is it that one does not exist by now? If we could sum up optimal health and life in one word what would it be? BALANCE. So far we have not discovered the one element that has the power to balance everything, but there are a few primary foundational nutrients that can help pave the way towards it. One of them is magnesium. It seems magnesium is one of the most overlooked vital components to health. When it comes to Osteoporosis, Doctors focus on calcium; but despite the majority of people with these conditions supplementing with calcium, they still struggle to overcome the condition. Fact is calcium is present in almost every type of food you consume; it is found just about everywhere in plentiful supply. It is suggested that your calcium to magnesium levels be in a ratio of 2:1. Calculate your dietary intake of calcium and magnesium, and you just might find you’re out of balance. Magnesium is not as plentiful in our foods as calcium is. To maintain the suggested 2:1 ratio, it’s more likely it is magnesium you need to concentrate on, not calcium. Taking a calcium supplement may even push you further from balance. The fourth most abundant mineral in the body is magnesium, with 80 percent of it found within your bones. It is involved in hundreds of bodily reactions. It activates enzymes that metabolize vitamin D, a primary hormone that activates the building of bone. Low magnesium levels in the body correlate with low vitamin D levels, as they are synergistically connected. To manage your vitamin D levels, you need to pay close attention to your magnesium levels. Why should you consider focusing on magnesium? It’s involved with: bone health, heart rhythm, immune system, blood sugar levels, blood pressure regulation, energy, the synthesis of protein, and muscle and nerve health. In other words it does a lot. Placing key foods into the diet rich in magnesium will be beneficial in maintaining optimal levels; here are some magnesium rich foods: spinach, squash, Brazil nuts, almonds, pinto beans, halibut, pumpkin seeds, black beans, and toasted sesame seeds. The Vitamin D Council suggests optimal daily intake of magnesium to be between 490 and 700 mg to maximize its benefits. The best forms of supplementation are always found in true whole food form. Unfortunately, there are far less whole food supplement products on the market than synthetic. Doing your research to be sure if you choose supplementation that it is in whole food form will be most beneficial, since absorption rates vary greatly between the two forms. Whole food forms usually have an absorption rate relatively close to 100 percent, where as synthetic forms as little as 14 percent. It’s not uncommon for 100mg of whole food form to equal 1000mg of synthetic. If you’re spending your money exploring the magic of magnesium, spend it wisely. ©2013 Debra Meszaros MXSportsNutrition.com. All rights reserved; no duplication without permission.
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Samuel Charles Bowen, Jr., 88
Samuel Charles Bowen, Jr., 88, of Owings passed away Jan. 31, 2013 at his residence. Sam was born Nov. 4, 1924 in Prince Frederick to Samuel Charles, Sr. and Clara Blanche (Whittington) Bowen. He was raised in Prince Frederick and graduated from Calvert High School. He served in the United States Army from 1944-1946, earning the Good Conduct, Army Occupation Medals, and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre and World War II Victory Ribbons. Sam married Anna Mae Cullember on Feb. 12, 1949 and they lived in Camp Springs for twenty years before moving to Owings in 1977. He was employed as an automobile mechanic and worked at Jay Chevrolet, Lowes Chevrolet and Ourisman Chevrolet in Camp Springs. Sam enjoyed playing cards, being outdoors, working on cars and took pride in his perfectly mowed lawn. He was an accomplished handyman who could fix or build anything. Sam is survived by his loving wife Anna Mae Bowen and three siblings, Dorothy “Dot” Wilson of Downey, Calif., Warren Bowen and wife Doris of Virginia and Jaxie McCullough of Churchville, Md. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by siblings Gerald “Buddy” Bowen, Evelyn Bowen and Blanche James. Family and friends were received Feb. 3, 2013 from 2-4 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where funeral services and celebration of Sam’s life was held. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lothian. Memorial contributions in Sam’s name may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or online at www.calverthospice.org. For information or to leave condolences visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.

sons, Larry Jr. and Jermaine (Mabel); 14 grandchildren and his siblings, Jean, Elsie, Rosalie, Martha Eleanor, Brenda Lee, and Dennis Jr., also a host of family and friends. He worked for B. Frank Joy for many years as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed his work and was never late. He was never tired of talking about his job sites and coworkers. Larry was a firm believer in Jehovah. He had so much love for Jehovah and he always told everyone and anyone “you got to have faith.” Larry will truly be missed. Visitation was held on Jan. 24 at Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md. The interment was private. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick.

Mollie L. Brooks, 80
Mollie L. Brooks, 80, of Lothian, Md. passed away on Jan. 20 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. Mollie was born on Feb. 24, 1932 in Huntingtown, Md. to Henry James Brooks Sr. and Daisy Roberta Mackall Brooks. Mollie was educated in Calvert County Public Schools. She enjoyed school and always encouraged her children and grandchildren to get their education. She used her own skills to study her bible and keep detailed family records. Mollie learned the value of hard work at an early age and labored with a willing spirit throughout her life. Following her mother’s death, she helped raise her siblings and cared for her own father until his passing. She worked inside and outside the house to raise thirteen children, cooking, chopping wood, farming tobacco, raising livestock and growing and canning vegetables and fruit. Through her diligence, she was able to keep a house stocked with food enough to share, even in lean times. She held many jobs, including cook, caretaker and custodian before retiring from Calvert County Public Schools in 1997. Even then, several parents were blessed to have her help in caring for their babies. Her strong hands could be so gentle. Mollie had a special touch with food and her cooking was widely appreciated and sought after. She enjoyed watching others savor the food she prepared and would often set aside special dishes as a token of her favor. If asked how to prepare a signature dish, she would say, “just add a pinch of this and a dab of that!” It worked perfectly for her but would not turn out right for others. The secret ingredient in every pot of kale and in every pound of potato salad was her love. Mollie’s home was adorned with beautiful plants and flowers, inside and out. She felt her best when she spent time hoeing, weeding and watering her flowerbeds. When asked how she kept her plants

Big Larry Brooks, 62
Larry Bernard Brooks Sr., 62, of Prince Frederick passed away on Jan. 19 at his residence. Larry was born on Aug. 19, 1950 in Huntingtown, Md. to Lena Willett and Dennis Brooks. He was known as “Big Larry” to his friends and many acquaintances and he was affectionately known as “Bubba” to his wife, Mildred, of 42 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Dennis; sister, Joan and a brother, Allen. He leaves behind his wife Mildred; three daughters, Tammie, Tonya (Kelvin), and Courtney; two

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so beautiful, she would say, “You talk to them and love them like you would do anything else.” But she would not let you touch them. She taught her loved ones to give her flowers while she lived. We are grateful to have heeded that lesson. Mollie was known as “Mother Mollie” to so many and would nourish and care for any child and many adults too. She had an open, giving heart and a ready smile. Sitting at her kitchen table, she was as likely to share a joke as a scripture. Even her sharp opinions were delivered with a smile. Her combination of fun, wisdom and understanding made others relax in her presence. Brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, neighbors and others knew that they had a true friend in Mollie; one who did not judge, who prayed for their well-being and who loved unconditionally. Her capacity for love and forgiveness was unlimited and truly unique. Mollie loved and accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior at an early age. She began every day in conversation with Jesus, casting a net of prayer over her loved ones, the sick and shut in. She was a faithful member and the mother of Calvary United Church. Every clear Sunday would find her in her favorite pew dressed in her finest attire, topped with a hat. She took pride in looking her best for Jesus and loved that her daughters shopped to keep her in style. Mollie lived her life with a spirit of quietness but became bold when she talked about the goodness of the Lord. She would tell callers and visitors, “I’m never alone. Jesus is here with me. I’m talking to my Master and reading my bible.” Indeed, she left this life as she lived it, with her bible open, preparing for a day of worship. She was a model of Christian faith and the love of God shined through her. Mollie was a rare and precious jewel who sparkled and delighted others through her natural gifts. She is sorely missed by all who knew her and strive to carry on her legacy by “sticking together and looking out for each other.” She has blessed too many, too richly to ever be forgotten. Mollie was preceded in death by Enoch Booth, her parents, Henry Sr. and Daisy; two brothers, Henry Jr. and Darby and one sister, Sylvia; her devoted son Lincoln and treasured grandson Trevan, brothers-in-law Herman, Fields, Jimmy and Robert and son-in-law Abby. She leaves to cherish her legacy of love, generosity, faith and devotion, her children, Edith (Ronald), Michael (Sue), Christine (Clifton), Ricardo (Shelvy), Rodney (Brenda), Anthony, Lafayette (Dawne), Cheryl, Candie, LueRue (James), Juanita, and Tyrone; siblings, Irene, Bernard, Elder (Shirley), Geneva, Alphonso (Arlene), Kathleen (Daniel), Odella, Rosalee, Joseph (Ophelia), Lorraine, MacAuthur (Clarice), and Joyce; 30 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren; and countless nieces, nephews, relatives, church family and special friends. Funeral service was held on Jan. 26 at Calvary United Church, Sunderland, Md. with Elder Michael D. Fields officiating. The interment was at Calvary United Cemetery, Sunderland, Md. The pallbearers were Andre Booth, Anthony Booth Jr., Antonio Booth, Brandon Booth, Christopher Wills, Clifton Gross, Jr., Gabriel Quebral, Jason Jones, Mathew Jones and Teddy Rice. The honorary pallbearers were James Wills, Joseph Brooks Jr. and Terry Brooks. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

tion and was baptized. Before his transition to his new body he made peace with God. He received his education in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. He worked in construction at an early age. He was a hard worker and very dedicated employee. He worked as a heavy equipment operator. He received many safety awards while working for Maryland Environmental Services. He really enjoyed being with family and friends listening to Oldies but Goodies and Quartet music and he always put family first. He enjoyed looking at Western Movies and socializing with his buddies at the 7-Eleven. His good nature, personality and sense of humor will truly be missed, especially his Barry White baritone. He leaves to share his memories with: brothers, Francis, Melvin (Virginia), Maurice and Christopher (Detra) Brown; sisters, Helen Brooks, Violet Jones, Jessie (Herman) Morsell, Ethel Lou (Sherman) Morsell, Gladys (William) Smith and Berthalene Parker; sisters-in-law, Debra Brown and Mary Brown; aunts, Clara (James) Ijams; great-aunt, Dorothy Brown; uncles, Daniel and Roger Brown and Wilson(Deborah) and Benjamin Parran; a host of nieces ,nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends; a devoted niece, Beneka Sirko; a devoted neighbor and two devoted friends, Gregory Malloy and Vincent Reid Jr., two special and devoted friends Vanessa Simms and Doris Jones. He was preceded in death by brothers, Rufus and Robert Brown and a sister, Martha Brown. Funeral service was held on Jan. 25 at Holy Temple Cathedral International, Annapolis with Pastor Violet Jones officiating. The interment was at Bestgate Memorial, Annapolis. The pallbearers were Brian Johnson, Wayne Hamilton, Gregory Malloy, Elvis Hurley, James Sharps and Wade Sewell. The honorary pallbearers were J.R. Willis, Joseph Sirko Jr., Vincent Reid Jr. and Paul Clark. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick.

Ruth E. Buck, 83
Ruth E. Buck, 83, of Prince Frederick passed away on Jan. 27 at Calvert Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Ruth was born on Feb. 5, 1929 in Dameron, Md. to the late Harry Wood and Catherine (McKay) Wood. She was one of 11 children and was preceded in death by her sisters Evelyn Norris, Lucille Hooper, Catherine Wood , Marguerite Wood and brothers, Harvey Wood, John Wood and Dick Wood. She is survived by sister Margaret Greenwell of Hollywood, Marion Gatton of Lexington Park and brother Charles Wood of Dameron. Ruth attended St. Michael’s Catholic School in Ridge and graduated in 1947. After graduation she left St. Mary’s County to reside in Calvert County and marry her husband of 55 years, Parran (Tick) Buck who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Linda Higgs and her husband Jimmy of Benedict, Darol Buck and his wife Marianne of La Plata and Lisa Gallegos of Prince Frederick. She is also survived by four grandsons, Chris and his wife Charity Higgs of Benedict, Dave Buck of Columbia, Mo. and Kyle and Kory Gallegos of Port Republic. In addition, she is survived by four great-grandchildren, Claire Higgs and Draven, Xander and Phoenix Buck. She retired in 1992 after working many different jobs, including bookkeeper for the former Gott Oil Company and Shorter’s Restaurant and a receptionist for Calvert Hair Fashions. She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys but truly enjoyed NASCAR, especially driver Jeff Gordon. Ruth had been a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church since it was a mission

Milton Leon Brown, 58
Milton Leon Brown, 58, of Upper Marlboro passed away on Jan 18 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis. He was born to the late Velvet and Berthalene MaGruder Brown on Feb. 28, 1954. Milton, affectionately called Cupcake, at an early age attended House of Prayer on Sudley Road in Owensville under the late Bishop Leslie Owens where he received salva-


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church. She worked with the bereavement committee at the church and participated in adoration hour until health issues prevented her from attending. She was also a judge for the Board of Elections of Calvert County, a member of the auxiliary for Calvert Memorial Hospital for approximately 25 years and also enjoyed helping with the SMECO annual meetings. Pallbearers were Chaz Osborne, Mike Morgan, John Gatton, Wayne Wood, Donnie Conner and Bucky Rawlings. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Higgs, Chris Higgs, David Buck, Kyle and Kory Gallegos. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, Post Office Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Family received friends Feb. 4 at Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic. A mass of Christian burial was held on Feb. 5 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick with Father Peter Daly officiating. Interment followed at Central Cemetery in Barstow. A reception followed at the Family Life Center of St. John Vianney. Arrangements are being provided by Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic.

extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. A memorial service celebrating his life was held on Feb. 5, 2013 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, Md. with Deacon Robert Connelly officiating. Interment is private. Local arrangements were handled by the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, Md.

Mandy Foster, 27
Amanda Lynn “Mandy”, Foster, 27 of Lusby, Md. died suddenly on Jan. 12 at her residence. She was born on April 12, 1985 in Prince Frederick, Md. to Franklin D. Foster and Jeanne Marie Sypult Foster. She is survived by her mother Jeanne M. Foster of Lusby, Md.; father Franklin D. Foster and his wife Janice Carpenter of Johns Island, S.C. sisters Amanda E. Foster of Maryland, Samantha Jo Foster of N.Y., Sarah N. Riggleman of Prince Frederick, Md. and Becky A. “Boo Boo” Calvert of Lusby, Md.; grandparents Jim and Martha Bliss of Lusby, Md. and Bruce` Saville of Clear Brook, Va.. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and many friends. The family received friends on Feb. 6 at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md. A memorial service celebrating her life was held on Feb. in St. Paul United Methodist Church, 11000 H. G. Trueman Road, Lusby, Md. with Pastor David Graves officiating. Interment is private. Should friends desire contributions may be made in Mandy’s memory to the “In memory of Mandy Foster” Memorial fund C/O of any PNC Bank Branch Office or may be mailed to 37650 Oak Station Drive, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 or to the Abused Persons Program, Calvert County Health Department, 975 Solomons Island Road, P. O. Box 980, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. . For more information please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com

Eddie Duppins, 61
Eddie Duppins, 61, of Upper Marlboro passed away on Jan. 22 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis. Eddie entered into this life on April 26, 1951, born to the late William Duppins and Helen Creek Duppins, in Calvert County, Maryland. Eddie was a special child of God lovable, kind, friendly and very sharing. Eddie was preceded in death by his sister Virginia Duppins. Eddie received his education in the Calvert County public school system, graduating from Calvert Sr. High school in Prince Frederick. Even though he was a special education student he strived to make his family proud of his accomplishments. After graduating, Eddie became an employee at the Kenilworth Towers, Bladensburg, Md., where he worked for 23 years. He was special to his boss, coworkers and all the residents. Eddie was raised in the church by his parents who were faithful and diligent members of the Bethel Way of the Cross Church where the late Bishop Jacob A. Green was the pastor. The words of life pierced his heart and soul so deeply that he found himself at the altar declaring that he wanted to be baptized in the precious name of Jesus Christ on August 24, 1969. On that day he died to the sins of this world and began to walk in the newness of life with Christ Jesus. After the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire, Eddie became actively involved in various ministries at Bethel that included the Usher Board, Youth For Christ, the Bethel Crusaders and the Young Adult Choir. In later years, Eddie and his mother moved their membership to Refuge Temple Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. in Washington, D.C. under the leadership of Bishop W.L. Bonner. At Refuge Temple he continued his faithfulness and dedicated service on the Refuge Temple Choir and the Usher Board. Eddie was a person of fun. His hobby was listening to great gospel choirs. He loved sports especially basketball and football. He was a true fan of the Dallas Cowboys, even though the Cowboys did not make the Super Bowl this year. After learning how to bowl from his sister Fran, he enjoyed beating her in some of their bowling games. Eddie will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memories: four sisters, Frances Spriggs, Sadie Morsell (Michael), Mattie Hendon (James) and MaryAnn Williams (Ronald); one brother, William Duppins; nieces and nephews: Ephonia Green (Albert), Ronald Green, Hayley Green, Michelle Morsell, Renee Hendon, Leketia Lee (Rico), Camilitia Mullen, Selina Mullen, Crystal Mullen, Brigette Lancaster, Erin Duppins, Rayshawn Morsell (Felisha), Timothy Morsell, Corey Duppins (Maria), Damean Duppins (Melanie). Two family adopted sisters; Patricia Gorman and Gwendolyn Davis (Patrick); one family adopted brother, Ronald (Buddy) Fleming; one uncle, Maurice Creek (Helen); one aunt, Clarice Creek and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral service was held on Jan. 30 at Refuge Temple Church, Washington, D.C. with Bishop W. Michael Fields officiating. The interment was at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Md. The pallbearers were Rayshawn Morsell, Rodney Franklin, Damean Duppins, Timothy Morsell, Corey Duppins and Ronald Green Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

friends, Christina Briggle and Lamar Harris; and a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, relatives (Johnson, Kent, Campbell, Gray) and friends. DeDryon was preceded in rest by his greatgrandparents, Thomas and Hattie Campbell; great-uncles, James Kent, George, William, Thomas and James Campbell. Funeral service was held on Jan. 29 at Greater Mt. Zion Church, Prince Frederick, Md. with Pastor Dante’ King officiating. The interment was at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Great Mills, Md. The pallbearers were Fran Deaver, Lamar Harris, Michael Pitcher, Samuel Green, Jr., Devaughn Holland, Timothy Pitcher. The honorary pallbearers were David Wilson and Frank Gray. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Shirley Elizabeth Matthews, 78
Shirley Elizabeth Matthews, 78, of Saint Leonard, Md. passed away on Jan. 18 at Burnett-Calvert Hospice House, Prince Frederick, Md. Shirley Elizabeth Matthews was born Dec. 23 in Baltimore, Md. to the late William and Hazel Murray. She was raised in Ferndale, Md. and attended Bates High School. She married the late Preston G. Matthews in 1952 and from this union five children were born. Shirley enjoyed attending church at Calvert County Baptist Church, where she was an Usher and participated when she could with the monthly Food Drive. She also loved shopping and fashion and crafts was one of her favorite hobbies. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Calvert Pines Senior Center where she made floral arrangements and was on the Board of Directors, serving as Secretary. Shirley was employed by Westinghouse until her retirement in 1995. One of Shirley’s greatest gifts was her compassion for others. She touched lives everywhere she went, whether it was lending an ear or offering assistance when she recognized someone was in need. She often inspired and motivated others. Simply put, she always exhibited love. On Jan. 18 Shirley took her talents, gifts and compassion on home to glory. Shirley was preceded in death by her late husband, Preston Gaither Matthews and her son, Preston Alonzo Matthews. She is survived by her loving daughters: Pamela S. Cole, Donna C. Owens (Larry), Terry L. Scott (Keith), and Lisa Y. Walker; eight grandchildren, Darren D. Lambert, Stacey Matthews, Omar J. Scott, Travis A. Matthews, Brandon P. Matthews, Allegra T. Scott, Aunye’ B. Boone, Remington D. Walker and six great-grandchildren; Devin D. Lambert, Treyvon Matthews, Alante’ Matthews, Karisma A. Lambert, Daejah Matthews, David Matthews; one brother, Elmer “Teddy” Murray; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Lake Murray and Mabel Matthews, two brothers-in-law, James and Roger Matthews; one uncle, Donald Peterson; one aunt, Margaret Murray; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Jan 28 at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Hanover, Md. with Pastor Darryl L. Godlock officiating. The interment was at St. Rest Cemetery, Hanover, Md. The pallbearers were Darren Lambert, Omar Scott, Travis Matthews, Brandon Matthews, Brian Powell and Craig Powell. The honorary pallbearer was Remington Walker. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Michael Martin “Mike” Davis, 23
Michael Martin “Mike” Davis, 23, of North Beach passed away Jan. 30. He was born Dec. 28, 1989 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was raised in North Beach and graduated from Northern High School. Mike was employed as a mechanic and technician at Mr. Tire in La Plata. Mike loved country music, watching football, especially the Denver Broncos and played youth ice hockey in Bowie. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Mike is survived by his parents, Dianne C. and Shawn Hunt of North Beach; brothers Matthew M. Holmes of Washington, D.C. and Cody Davis of Texas. He is also survived by an uncle Larry Martin and wife April of Greensboro, N.C.; an aunt Darleen Elliott and husband Rick of Damascus, Md.; a cousin Justin Elliott and wife Ryan of Clarksburg, MD and by many members of the Hunt family. Family and friends were received Feb. 4 at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at Jesus the Divine Word Parish in Huntingtown, with a reception in the Doran Hall. Interment was held the next day at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk. In lieu of flowers donations in Mike’s memory may be made to Jesus the Divine Word Parish, St. Vincent DePaul Fund, 885 Cox Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639. For information or to leave condolences visit www.rauschfuneralhomes. com.

DeDryon Terrayus Johnson, 22
DeDryon Terrayus Johnson, 22, of Chesapeake Beach passed away on Jan. 18 in Chesapeake Beach, Md. DeDryon was born on Aug. 3, 1990 to Deirdre Renee Johnson and Rodney Nathaniel Tibbs in Calvert County, Md. He was a young man who always strived to make people smile and gave words of encouragement to whomever he came in contact with. DeDryon attended Calvert County Public Schools and graduated in 2008 from Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown, Md. While in High School, he attended Calvert County Vocational Technical Center where he learned a trade in masonry. He enjoyed masonry and pursued his trade working for a local company, Richard Leitch. DeDryon also attended the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, Md. where he received a certification in heating and air conditioning. DeDryon was a lover of football and played for the Beach Buccaneers in Chesapeake Beach, Md. from the age of seven to the age of fourteen, continuing his passion, he played football while attending Huntingtown High School. He was a young man that enjoyed working out and staying in shape, which led to his employment at Worlds Gym in Prince Frederick, Md. DeDryon leaves to cherish his memories his parents, Deirdre Johnson and Rodney Tibbs; brothers, Devaughn T. Holland, Samuel S. Greene Jr. and Tyrese S. Greene; adopted sisters, Lindsey N. O’Connell and Julie R. King; a loving and devoted adopted mother, Penny S. O’Connell, nephew, Scott E. Massey Jr.; nieces, Nae’ Yanna Estep and Aria Greene; grandparents, Hattie J. Scott, Leon S. Johnson and Regina C. Gray; great-grandparents, Leona M. Mackall, Elsie and Dick Kent; aunts, Mia Scott, Stacy Johnson Lee (Jeffrey), Nicole Johnson, and Ver’Nita Debraux; uncles Tony Johnson (Pam), Leon Johnson Jr., Sidney Johnson (Nina), Michael, Timothy and Christopher Pitcher; two loving & caring godmothers, Adrienne Foote Johnson and Jacqueline D. Brown; special

Willard Dale Davis, 57
Willard Dale Davis, 57 of Lusby, Md passed away on Jan. 16 at his residence with his sister by his side. He was born on June 18, 1955 in Washington, D.C. to the late Willard Dale Davis Sr. and Marion Grace Kitchen Davis. He was raised in Maryland. He is survived by his children Dennis Dean Davis, Dale Justin Davis, David Dodson, Charles Dodson, Christopher Dodson, Kyle Davis and Christina Star Dodson; brother John Lee Davis of Hollywood, Md.; sister Deborah Davis Underwood of Charlotte Hall, Md.; step-daughters Becca, and Cathy; uncle and father figure to Lisa Underwood and best friend to George Greene. He is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews, special friends and

United Way of Calvert County’s house got a fresh new look in 2013, with the help of partner agency, Christmas in April of Calvert County. The United Way lends it’s lends its conference space and kitchen out to partner agencies, like Christmas in April, for community events and board meetings at no cost. It has provided an inexpensive rental space for local agencies, like current occupant Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth. After noticing the “rustic” quality of the flooring in the kitchen and entranceway, Christmas in April offered to replace the well-worn 25 year old vinyl with new tile laminate, with all supplies and labor donated from W.H. Lloyd Construction, LLC, Caves to Castle Remodeling and Christmas in April. “I have been dreaming of this for nearly twelve years and thanks to Steve Sanders (of Christmas in April) and the

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crew it finally became a reality,” says Sherri Gedridge, Director of Operations for United Way of Calvert County. “All the volunteers were so generous with their time and talent.” President & CEO Kelly Chambers said, “We’ve been blessed this year with the expansion of our parking lot, made possible by a bond bill, a paved patio donated by Kelly McConkey’s Tree and Landscaping, and now a new look to our kitchen - all of which make the United Way home a more inviting space for our community.” The box-framed mid-20th century house is located in the heart of Prince Frederick at 530 Main Street. To learn more about United Way of Calvert County or to have a tour of the United Way House, please call (410) 286-0100 or visit www.unitedwaycalvert.org.
President and CEO Kelly Chambers, left, and Director of Operations Sherri Gedridge model the United Way House’s entrance and kitchen space, updated thanks to Christmas in April volunteers.

Brides Sing Local DJ Praises
We d d i n gWi r e , the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, announced that DJ Dave Entertainment has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2013 for Emcee/Disc Jockey in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. The annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. DJ Dave Entertainment’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Awards 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on the reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with DJ Dave Entertainment. “Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebration the success of top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Award program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Dj Dave Entertainment for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.” For more information about Dj Dave Entertainment please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.weddingwire.com or www.djdavemd.com

CMM Hosts Bugeye Ball this Saturday
On Feb. 9 the Bugeye Ball will take you on an adventure to the Pacific Rim, promising an exotic evening of dining, dancing and casino gaming. Ken’s Creative Kitchen will prepare a menu inspired by the cuisines of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. Live music by the Big Money Band will fill the air, casino tables will test your luck and a few lucky players will walk away with fabulous prizes. Tickets to the event are $150 each and proceeds will benefit the preservation efforts of the museum. Whether or not you are able to attend be sure to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip for two to San Francisco. The lucky winner will stay at the historic, luxury Hotel Triton. You will choose from one of their inspired Celebrity and Specialty Suites. Hotel Triton is a boutique hotel located in San Francisco’s Union Square, just steps from the gates of Chinatown, and nearby to the city’s top theatres, restaurants and shops. Chances are $50 each, and only 500 tickets will be sold. The winning name will be drawn at the Bugeye Ball and the winner does not need to be present to win. Visit www.calvertmarinemuseum. com/ticketforce for details and to purchase your raffle ticket. Business and personal sponsorships ranging from $500 - $5,000 are also available. Please visit www.calvertmarinemuseum. com or call 410-326-2042 ext. 16 or 18 for more information and to purchase tickets or sponsorships.

Hospital Casino Benefit Scheduled for March 9
Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation will host a Casino Night benefit on Saturday, March 9 from 7-11 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church Vianney Room in Prince Frederick to raise funds for the purchase of state-of-the-art fetal monitors for the hospital’s birth center. The advanced system will provide Calvert Memorial with the latest technology for measuring fetal well-being and assessing labor progress. “The new monitors will be a great asset,” said Holly Dooley, director of maternal health services at CMH, “and will provide an extra layer of safety for our patients.” “As a parent, it’s important to me that our physicians and nurses have the tools they need to provide the best possible care,” said Mark Davis, foundation president. “Please join me for a fun-filled evening with great entertainment – all in support of a great cause.” “No worries if you don’t know how to gamble,” said Davis. “With ‘funny money’ and professional croupiers who will teach you the rules of the game – all you need is a little luck.” With the purchase of a $75 ticket, participants 21 years and older can try their luck at classic games such as blackjack, Texas Hold’em, roulette and craps provided by Fantasy World Entertainment while enjoying lite fare by local caterers, beer and wine. Guests will receive a stash of “funny money” and can purchase extra if they run out of betting dough. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for businesses, community and

CMH Harvest Ball committee members Kathy, center, and Doldon Moore, right, try their luck at black jack.

civic organizations as well as community members who want to be a part of Casino Night. Sponsorship packages are available at levels ranging from $350 to $2,500. At the end of the evening, guests will be able to convert their “winnings” into tickets that can be entered into a raffle for terrific prizes. Guests will be able to put their tickets in as many or as few raffle drawings as they choose; increasing their chances to win the one they want the most. Each prize is worth at least $150. Tickets are available by calling the foundation office at 410-535-8178 or can be purchased online at www.calverthospital.org. The public is welcome and attire for the evening is casual.


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Saphon’s Offers a Savory Fundraiser for Calvert Hospice
On March 22, Saphron Restaurant, in partnership with Calvert Hospice, announces a culinary five-course meal featuring the talents of Torben Huge-Jensen and Ray Noble, MD. Huge-Jensen supports Calvert Hospice because of his recent experience involving his wife’s illness. “Without Hospice, I would have gone crazy,” Huge-Jensen shared. His contribution to the meal will be Grandma’s Pork Tenderloin with paprika, dill with a port wine glaze. Noble, the medical director of Calvert Hospice and an ardent supporter of its mission, will contribute a spicy cauliflower-coconut soup with a baked Alaskan Salmon with Creole sauce. Rounding out the menu will be hors d‘oeuvres, soup, salad and dessert with wine pairing for each course. Half of the $100 meal will be a direct contribution to Calvert Hospice for which written acknowledgement will be provided. Those wishing to contribute additional donations will be appreciated. Call Saphron’s today to schedule your reservations, which start at 6 p.m. The restaurant is 485 Main Street, Prince Frederick. Phone: 443-975-7560. For more information about Calvert Hospice programs, events, and services visit www.calverthospice.org or call our offices at 410-535-0892.

Sakura Xpress Cuts Ribbon

The owners of Sakura Xpress gather with the Board of County Commissioners and representatives form the Calvert Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Economic Development and other organizations to celebrate the formal ribbon cutting. Sakura Xpress is a Japanese grill featuring various rolls, a hibachi grill and Japanese beverages. The restaurant is in the same shopping center as the Prince Frederick library, across from Panera Bread, at 920 Costley Way in Prince Frederick. For more information, call 410-535-0076. Photo by Beth Graeme

By Ronald N. Guy Jr. Contributing Writer January 2013, a month that will live in sports infamy. What did we learn, boys and girls? First, Lance Armstrong wasn’t just “on his bike for 6 hours a day”, as he brazenly claimed, when he won seven Tour de France titles. Second, deer antler spray is a performanceenhancing drug (PED) (call Steny Hoyer…this be an untapped market capable of diversifying Southern Maryland’s economy) and it very well may have aided Ray Lewis’ (ahem) amazing recovery from a triceps injury. Third, along with a handful of other players, Alex Rodriguez allegedly got caught with another PEDloaded syringe jammed into his derriere or other part of his person. Oh, and there was this final lesson, brought to you by Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o: be sure to visually confirm the existence and gender of any virtual “girlfriend.” As I sit in the bleachers contemplating this nonsense, I feel ashamed not about the numerous discarded cups of beer, empty hot dog containers and half-eaten nachos fumbling around my feet, but by my very affection for sports. Armstrong, cycling’s greatest athlete and a one-man inspirational sensation, is a confirmed liar and fraud. Lewis, the best middle linebacker I’ve ever seen, will play his final Super Bowl in much the same way he exited his first: shrouded in controversy. And Major League Baseball had its tenuous PED scab picked… again…by Rodriguez. All this mess is knowledge - ranging from the ridiculous to the revolting - that was neither sought nor desired. My sports fanaticism transcends wins and losses and is rooted in the belief that athletic competition, at its best, reflects back on the observer the very finest human traits. The entire premise of this column is to relate lessons from the sports world to our daily lives. That’s why January 2013 was so disheartening. The sports world, via PED use, deer antlers and fake girlfriends, became nothing more than a spectacular animation. The best of humanity? Hardly. This was a cartoon. During my youth, the sports world provided superheroes - players like Joe Montana, Michael Jordan, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Art Monk - that were beyond reproach. They were creditable, iconic and admirable. They left you doubtless about their motives or accomplishments.

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today, but they’re lost amongst the Armstrong’s and Rodriguez’s. When a kid selects an athletic hero, they may prove no more authentic than Bruce Wayne and his cowl. Sports were once the epitome of society, now they’re just another unremarkable part of it. That, unfortunately, is reality. I’m sure of it. Send comments to rguyjoon@yahoo. com

Stated plainly, they were real. Now, thanks to PEDs and players who promote self above team, there’s doubt about everything that happens between the lines. Are sports any more valid than the filtered Facebook version of peoples lives or the force-fed, play-to-the-camera “reality” T.V.? Frankly, I don’t always know, and that uncertainty impedes the innocent and unabated creation of superheroes. There are Ripken’s and Monk’s

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By Marcus Reid Huntingtown High Gazette Sports Intern Those who attended the Patuxent/Huntingtown game know that it was worth the wait. For those who did not, hopefully ESPN plays a rerun as one of the most exciting finishes in basketball history. H-Town beat the visiting Panthers 6665 in a thrilling double overtime battle. The game was supposed to be held Jan. 25, but was suspended due to inclement weather. This duel between county rivals was full of surprises and most certainly kept the fans on the edge of their seats. Late lead changes and clutch shots resulted in eruptive cheers and sighs of exasperation from both teams’ spectators. Nevertheless, only one team could leave the court victorious. The host Canes prevailed, overcoming selfinflicted mishaps throughout the game. They managed to pull it together at the very end, as critical shooting and solid defense propelled them to a victory to remember. The first half was played like any typical basketball game. Using their apparent size advantage, Huntingtown dominated the boards and scored several second chance baskets. The favorites going in to the game, Huntingtown led for the majority of the half, leading 29-27. Huntingtown juniors Trey Hawkins and JaVaughn Lawson continued to bully Patuxent on the inside in the third, and the quarter ended Huntingtown 33, Patuxent 29. Then, things started to get crazy. Suddenly, it seemed like Patuxent was the team that was leading the entire game, and Huntingtown was frantically playing catch-up. Led by junior guard Jahi Norman, Patuxent constantly ate up Huntingtown’s lead, but then a Cane basket would push them

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Huntingtown Wins After 2OT
one step back. Finally, with 4:15 left in regulation, guard Kevin Jackson drained a beauty from downtown, putting the visiting Panthers up 50-49. This set the stage for a ping-pong match, as the lead changed back and forth between the squads. Hawkins did most of the late damage for the Canes, scoring a couple driving layups to help Huntingtown retain the lead. Patuxent’s Gorman countered, nailing almost every shot he attempted. Huntingtown then had several lapses offensively, as Arnez Bowens had three turnovers. And Patuxent capitalized. Forward Colton Catron swiped the ball from Bowens and made a driving layup to put Patuxent up 52-51 with 53 ticks left on the clock. Two quick baskets from Hawkins and Gorman made the score 54-53. With 33 seconds left, H-Town guard Marcus Simms received a bounce pass from Bowens and hit a short jumper, putting the Canes up by three. On the other end, Gorman cooled off, and he missed two crucial free throws. Things were looking good for Huntingtown. Gorman missed another jumper late, and Huntingtown was on the way to a win. Or so it appeared that way. Patuxent got the ball back with about five seconds left, and junior Joey Parsons decided to postpone the fat lady’s performance. Parsons, cool and composed, buried at buzzer-beating three. As soon as it hit the net, Patuxent’s fans went wild. Their cheers drowned out the stunned Hurricane fans. Some Patuxent students stormed the court. Even Gorman sprinted off the court into the lobby in excitement. However, ladies and gentleman, hold your horses. We still have a game to play. Get ready for some overtime. The excitement dialed down a bit in the first overtime, as both teams exchanged missed shots for most of the period. Hawkins played well defensively, as he swatted two shots that would have potentially given the Panthers the lead. The score was knotted at 60 with time for one possession left. Huntingtown had the chance to put the game away, but could not even get a shot off. Lawson muffed Simms pass, and time expired with the score still tied up. Let’s have a second overtime, shall we? Huntingtown jumped out to an early second overtime lead, but Parsons’ clutch shooting came alive once again. About midway through the period, he sunk a two-point shot, tying the game up at 62. Then, with 30 seconds left, he pulled up and drained another big-time trey, putting the Panthers up 65-62. Canes countered quickly, and junior Eric Roberts hit a baseline jumper to pull them within one. After a Huntingtown timeout, Patuxent got the ball back with about 22 seconds remaining. Patuxent put the ball into the hands of Parsons, who was fouled with 17.7 seconds left. The curse that struck Gorman earlier plagued Parsons as well, and the former hero missed both attempts. This provided Huntingtown with time for last minute heroics. Simms dribbled the ball down the court as time ticked away. He dished the ball to Hawkins, who drove to the basket. He put up a layup with two defenders pressuring, and came up with nothing but brick. Not to worry, you have JaVaughn Lawson on your side. The forward collected 15th rebound of the game and tipped the ball back towards the hoop. And this time… Nothing but net. Laron Gross launched the ball in an act of desperation, but missed as the buzzer sounded, and the game ended with Huntingtown on top. Gorman led the Panthers with a gamehigh 21 points and also had four assists. Par-

Patuxent’s Laron Gross and Huntingtown’s JaVaughn Lawson prepare for the tip-off to begin overtime.

sons finished with 14 points, four steals, and three assists. Both played fantastic games, but fell short at the free-throw line in critical situations. Lawson finished with a double double, having team-highs in points (18) and rebounds (15). Hawkins was quieter than usual offensively, but came up big on defense. He had 11 points, but also notched 8 boards (7 defensive), 3 steals, and 3 blocks. Simms finished just shy of a double double, tallying 13 points and 9 rebounds. Roberts also had 9 boards.

Key Basketball Scores, Short Summaries - Friday, Feb. 1st
Patuxent 54, Leonardtown 55
*Information for 1/3/13 Patuxent vs. Northern matchup is undetermined, therefore leaving a game out of the standings.

ters was not enough. Junior guard Damien King led the Chargers with 22 points, and senior Mike Day finished with 16.

Calvert’s Josh Smith (11) attempts to score while Huntingtown’s Tim Fallon (left of Smith), Chris Ward (right), and Trey Hawkins (3) provide defensive pressure.

Despite a strong second half, the Panthers were unable to acquire their first SMAC win of the season, falling by one point to the visiting Chargers. Patuxent (3-14, 3-11 SMAC*) fell behind by double digits in the first quarter, but slowly fought their way back. Unfortunately, outscoring Leonardtown in the remaining three quar-

Calvert 78, Huntingtown 51 With Jermaine Hunter leading the charge, Calvert (13-6 overall, 13-5 SMAC) mounted an early lead and never looked back, humiliating Huntingtown 78-51. The senior guard had 22 points, six assists, and a ridiculous seven steals, one of which he finished with a soaring dunk. Fellow senior guard Datavious Thomas tallied 16 points, six assists, and three boards. The Cavaliers were potent from the perimeter. Shooting guard Jeremy Upton hit three treys, finishing with 11 points total. Senior forward Josh Smith rounded up Calvert’s double digit scorers with 12 points. Huntingtown seemed overwhelmed and never really posed a threat to Calvert’s lead. The Canes fell to 8-10 overall (7-7 SMAC).

ing their first meeting 13-80, Huntingtown almost tripled their scoring output, thanks to freshman Tey’Jah Oliver’s solid performance. Oliver led the team with 19 points and four steals. The rest of the points were spread throughout the Huntingtown lineup, as six other players scored at least one basket. Calvert improved their overall record to 14-2 and their SMAC record to 12-1. They are currently second to North Point in the SMAC standings. Calvert senior Alexus Smith had a good game across the board, tallying 16 points, six boards, four assists, and three steals.
Tey’Jah Oliver (12), looking for a lane to the basket, dribbles while defended by Calvert’s Alexus Smith (23).

Calvert 76, Huntingtown 35 Following firsts for both teams, Calvert had a surprising run for their money

against the Lady Canes. Rebounding from their first SMAC loss, The Lady Cavs struggled mightily early on before pulling it together late to win 76-35. Calvert center Daijha Thomas dominated with another double double, finishing with game highs in points (22) and rebounds (13). Senior Jasmine Weems added 17 points, and junior Kaiyla Gross had 10 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. The Lady Canes (1-14, 1-13 SMAC) showed much improvement against the blue and gold powerhouse. After los-

Northern 74, Friendship Collegiate 70 Northern witnessed one of the best individual performances of the season against non-conference opponent Friendship Collegiate. While Northern (9-6, 6-5 SMAC) led at the half, they could not contain Friendship’s Kieche White, who dropped 44 points on the night. This tremendous output broke her season-high in scoring, which previously stood at 37 in a victory over Takoma Academy. The Lady Patriots received good performances from their class of 2016, as freshmen Makaele Bailey (17 points) and Natalie LaPlaca (14 points) led the team in scoring. Senior guard Naaila Cooke finished with 10 points.


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Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, Feb. 7
• Karaoke, Trivia and Ladies Night Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. • Stereocase Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 7:30 p.m.

Twin Beach Players Read Controversial Script
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Not every play they read is ready to hit the stage, but that doesn’t stop the Twin Beach Players from gathering to read perspective scripts and helping the author polish their work. Saturday afternoon, three time Kids’ Playwriting Festival winner Matthew Konerth brought his newest script, “The Third Day,” to the acting troupe for a reading. Previously, the Twin Beach Players produced his one-act plays – “Read all About It: The Antarctica Letters,” “History Mystery: A Death at the Renaissance Festival” and “Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Mona Lisa.” “The Third Day” is Konerth’s first full-length script. With help from the Twin Beach Players, he hopes to stage the production soon. Konerth is the “first baby” they have seen come back with a full-length script, according to Twin Beach Players President Sid Curl. Justyn Cristofel, a 10 year Twin Beach Players veteran, said he enjoys taking an active part in productions, from first reading to closing night. Readings let him take part in the writing process. Katherine Willham, another Twin Beach Players veteran, likes to have a hand in anything the team is working on. “I just love it. Theatre’s my passion and I live for it.” The reading brought out veterans and new actors alike. Kirk Kuger’s first experience with the Twin Beach Players was playing Victor Frankenstein during the Halloween production. He came back to test Konerth’s script and intends to remain involved in the troupe. “The Third Day” goes back in time to Jesus’s death on the cross and explores the “what if” scenario that Jesus didn’t return to life on the third day and one of the cornerstones of Christianity was only the 12 disciples elaborate hoax. Konerth portrays Judas as a sympathetic character, not an active betrayer but a guilt-ridden man who let his closest friend die. Konerth delves into the idea that recorded history is not always factual history. “It’s a little controversial, but that’s what theatre should be,” Curl said. “Theatre is not always family friendly.” The play may not hit the stage at the Boys and Girls Club due to its controversial nature, but Curl said they would lend technical support if Konerth find a production space. Konerth has stuck with comedy in past scripts. This is the first dramatic script Curl has seen from him, and it “shows the promise of what comes down the road.” Konerth studies under Mark Scharf at University of Mary Washington. Scharf has a history with the Twin Beach Players, having been commissioned in January 2012 to write an adaptation of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” for the troupe, which the players staged in October 2012. In other Twin Beach Players news, Photos by Sarah Miller members of the troupe will meet to talk Katherine Willham reads the role of Mary of about the North Beach Performing Arts Magdala Center on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. to discuss town The students from the University of history, planning, zoning, design guidelines and standards, the North Beach Per- Maryland chose the North Beach project forming Arts Initiative, and the advantages for their annual design competition, Curl and disadvantages of proposed sites for said. After the meeting, the students will the center. Students from the University of take a tour of the town and have lunch at Maryland architecture program, members a local restaurant to get a feel for the North of the steering committee for the North Beach area. For more information, visit twinBeach Performing Arts Center, a representative from the Bayside History Museum beachplayers.com. and members of the Twin Beach Players sarahmiller@countytimes.net will attend.

Friday, Feb. 8
• Friends & Lovers Bistro Night with Gretchen Richie Solomon’s Island Yacht Club (14604 Solomons Island Road, Solomons) – 7 p.m. • Facedown Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. • Fast Eddie and the Slow Pokes Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9
• Liquid A and Winter Bikini Contest Vera’s Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 9:30 p.m. • DJ/Karaoke with Hall of Fame Entertainment Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 8 p.m. • One Louder Vera’s Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 9:30 p.m. • Mike Starkey Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 8 p.m. • The Not So Modern Jazz Quartet The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 10
• The Ward Visits Piano Series CSM Prince Frederick, Room 119 (115 J. W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick) – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 11
• Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
• The Not So Modern Jazz Quartet The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m. • Acoustic Night Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
• Karaoke Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 14
• The Piranhas for Valentines Day Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 8 p.m. • Trivia, Ladies Night and Karaoke Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.

Kirk Kuger, left, and Justyn Cristofel read through “The Third Day.”

Mark Scharf, left, and Matthew Konerth listen to comments on Konerth’s script.

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Thursday, Feb. 7
• Toastmasters International County Services Plaza (150 Main Street in Prince Frederick), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of every month. Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. For more information please contact Belinda Denton at 443-624-2402, or bdcapuano@msn.com. Visit our website at www.calvert.toastmastersclubs.org • “An Overview of Human Use of the Chesapeake through History” Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons), 7 p.m. Dr. Henry Miller of Historic St. Mary’s City presents “An Overview of Human Use of the Chesapeake through History” in the Calvert Marine Museum auditorium. Dr. Miller traces the impacts of human land use since colonial days, providing an important historical perspective. Free. • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library (Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach), 6:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only. 4th-6th grade students are invited to this series of events that uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the

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topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. Registration is required. This month’s topic: Art in the 4th Dimension. • Garden Smarter: Cultivating Healthy Eating Calvert Library (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick), 7 to 8:30 p.m. Why is food good for our health? Learn some basic nutrition concepts and what food components are in our commonly grown fruits and vegetables. The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477 for more information. • Habitat for Humanity Application Orientation Workshop St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (11000 H. G. Trueman Rd., Lusby) – 2 to 4 p.m. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes for working families in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties. Attend an application orientation workshop to determine eligibility and get the process started.

Friday, Feb. 8
• On Pins & Needles Calvert Library (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick), 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. • North Beach Performing Arts Center Meeting Town Hall - 10 a.m. There will be a meeting about the North Beach Performing Arts Center (PAC). During the meeting, there will be discussions on town history, planning, zoning, design guidelines/standards, the North Beach PAC initiative, and the advantages and disadvantages of proposed sites for the center. In attendance will be students from the University of Maryland architecture program, members of the steering committee for the North Beach Performing Arts Center, a representative from the Bayside History Museum, members of the Twin Beach Players, and more. This meeting is open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
• Tex-Mex Tuesday Dinner American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join us for an informal dinner $10, including beverage. Call for more information (301) 855-6466. www.ALpost206.org • Presentation on Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief at CSM CSM’s Center for Business and Industry (BI), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room BI-113, (8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.) – 7 p.m. The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable (SMCWR) will feature a presentation by College of Southern Maryland President Dr. Brad Gottfried on Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief for its February meeting. As president, Lincoln took an active role in directing the war effort. In this presentation, Gottfried, who is president of the SMCWR, will cover a variety of topics, including Lincoln’s approach as Commander-in-Chief, his successes and failures and how his personalityhelped to win the war for the Union. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. • Calvert Library Local History Series Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 7 to 8:30 p.m. More than 150 years ago, the Patuxent River played a role in the Civil War. Visit Calvert Library Prince Frederick to learn more about the fascinating history of one of Calvert County’s main waterways. Donald Shomette, a famous author, historian, marine archaeologist, and television personality, will share thorough research from two of his books, Lost Towns of Tidewater Maryland and Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake. This is the first in Calvert Library’s four-part series of Local History events. Shomette has written several books on maritime history, and will have copies available for purchase after the event.

Throughout the Month
• Calvert County Youth Flag Football Registration is open for boys and girls ages 5-16. The first two seasons have been a huge success and we are looking forward to the 2013 spring season. This is a no contact sports and designed to teach the children the fundamentals of football. Each child gets the opportunity to play all positions on offense and defense. Each season we are growing bigger. Registration will close March 15th. You may visit the website ccyffl.org for more information. • Pots, Paints and Print Show Artworks@7th, 9100 Bay Avenue, North Beach, daily The show will run from Feb. 1 through 28. This is an exhibition of raku pots by Ray Bogle and paintings by Carol Wade. Beautiful, elegant raku pots combined with paintings of natural elements and landscapes complement each other in this show. The emphasis is on nature and texture with an added dimension of type or printed sheet music. The paintings by Carol Wade are contemporary textured and impressionistic, tying in with the pots in their natural earthy finishes. Meet the artists at their opening reception Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. • “The Things We Love” CalvART Gallery, 110 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick, Feb. 7 to March 3 February is the month for lovers and the artists of CalvART Gallery are showing their love through a group show called “The Things We Love.” If you love painting, pottery, photography, wood-turning, jewelry, fused glass, Calvert Gallery has what you want for your loved one or yourself. Arts Council of Calvert County presents a special exhibit of work by Dona Baker for Black History Month in the small gallery at CalvART.

Saturday, Feb. 9
• “The Things We Love” Artist Reception CalvART Gallery, 110 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick, 5 to 8 p.m. Meet the artists. February is the month for lovers and the artists of CalvART Gallery are showing their love through a group show called “The Things We Love.” If you love painting, pottery, photography, wood-turning, jewelry, fused glass, Calvert Gallery has what you want for your loved one (or yourself). • Country Dance American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260, Chesapeake Beach, 8 p.m. to midnight If you can’t dance, teachers will be available to give instruction. One hour lessons commence at 7 p.m. followed by dancing. $15 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies. For information call 301-8556466. www.ALpost206.org

Sunday, Feb. 10
• All-U-Can-Eat-Sweetheart Breakfast American Legion 206 Auxiliary, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach, 8 to 11 a.m. For a very special treat, bring your Sweetheart to start off the day with a hearty breakfast include Chef Charlotte’s Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Cream, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits, Pastries, Fruit, and Chip Beef. Adults $12; kids 6-12 $6; kids under 6 free. Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge. For information call 301-855-6466. www. ALpost206.org • Valentine’s Couples Class: Personalized Precious Metal Clay Pendants Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons), 1 to 4 p.m. Create fabulous finished pieces of pure silver jewelry with artist Mickey Kunkle. Registration required. Cost is $60/couple for non-members; $55/couple for members. • Singers Wanted Asbury Retirement Community Auditorium, 11100 Asbury Court, Solomons, 4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 14
• Sea Squirts: Dino-Power! The Mighty Dinosaurs Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons), 10:30 to 11 a.m. Some were very large, some were very small, and some ate plants, while others ate meat, but all of them lived long, long ago. Free drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. • Special Valentine’s Dinner American Legion, Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bring your Sweetheart to celebrate this special occasion with Surf and Turf. Hosted jointly by the Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, a bartender will be available at the cash bar for your convenience. The price of $20 includes all sides and a beverage. Advanced sale of tickets only; no sales at the door. They may be obtained from the Legion Bartender. For more information call (301)8556466 or email www.ALpost206.org • “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” CSM La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Theatre Company presents a true story of more than 15,000 Jewish chil-


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dren who passed through Terezin and the 132 who were still alive at liberation. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth (high school and below). BxOffc@csmd.edu 301-934-7828 www.csmd.edu/Arts • Singing Valentine Celebrate Valentine’s Day, February 14th, for that special person by showing them how much you care by having a Barbershop quartet serenade them on this memorable day. For $40 a quartet from the Southern Maryland Sound Chorus will come to your home, church, or place of business and sing for your loved one a Singing Valentine. Delivery by telephone is also available for $20 outside the Southern Maryland area. Please check out our website at www.southernmarylandsound.com. To order your singing valentine, call Ken Ritter at 301-481-8536.

future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. For more information please visit www. youngmarines.com or send an e-mail to calvertcountyym@ gmail.com or call Unit Commander Rob Willis at 240-5771489. www.youngmarines.com • Fossil Club Public Lecture Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons), 1 p.m. Regular club meeting followed by a talk at 2:30 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium. Check website for details. • Oldies Dance (Formerly the Hand and Dance) American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, Route 260, Chesapeake Beach, 7 p.m. to midnight Music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s for dancing. Open to the public. $10 per person includes fountain sodas, draft beer, and snacks. Cash Bar and food also available. Call Fred Baumgarner for further information 301-855-6466. www.ALPost206.org • “The Things We Love” CalvART Gallery, 110 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick, 5 to 8 p.m. Arts Council of Calvert County presents a special exhibit of work by Dona Baker for Black History Month in the small gallery at CalvART. We will all celebrate with her at the reception. Finally, Calvert’s very popular ‘Arts Night’ will feature a class in jewelry making by Mickey Kunkle and Jimmy Cintron on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. • “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” CSM La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Theatre Company presents a true story of more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin and the 132 who were still alive at liberation. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors/ military with ID/youth (high school and below). BxOffc@ csmd.edu 301-934-7828 www.csmd.edu/Arts

Thursday, Feb. 21
• Sea Squirts: Dino-Power! The Mighty Dinosaurs Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons), 10:30 to 11 a.m. Some were very large, some were very small, and some ate plants, while others ate meat, but all of them lived long, long ago. Free drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. • Toastmasters International County Services Plaza (150 Main Street in Prince Frederick), 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of every month. Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. For more information please contact Belinda Denton at 443-624-2402, or bdcapuano@msn.com. Visit our website at www.calvert.toastmastersclubs.org • PEM Talks Sustainable Chesapeake Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons), 7 p.m. Jonathan McKnight talks about Invasive Species in the Chesapeake. Few people realize the toll invasive plants and animals are taking on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Jonathan McKnight, director of DNR’s Maryland Natural Heritage Program, will talk about the advent of invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay, the effect that they can have on native ecosystems, and the efforts being taken to prevent, control, or eradicate them. DNR is the State agency responsible for protecting rare, threatened and endangered species and natural areas. Free. • “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” CSM La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Theatre Company presents a true story of more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin and the 132 who were still alive at liberation. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth (high school and below). BxOffc@csmd.edu 301-934-7828 www.csmd.edu/Arts • Calvert County Republican Party Shrimp and Oyster Feast Abner’s Crab House (3748 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach), 6:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy fried shrimp, oysters (fried, steamed, or raw), French fries, hushpuppies, beer, soda, and door prizes. Cost is $45 per person. RSVP by Feb. 16 to Darcey Clark at GOPrsvp@me.com or (410) 417-7220.

Friday, Feb. 15
• Crab Imperial Dinner American Legion, Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Chef Clarisse will be dishing up this luscious entre with all the sides and a beverage. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Auxiliary. This is a meal you won’t soon forget. Come to the lower level dining room. Cost is $10 including sides, salad, and beverage. The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (301) 855-6466. www.ALpost206.org • Membership Meeting American Legion, Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, 7 p.m. All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the regular meeting, in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. For information call 301-855-6466. www. ALpost206.org • “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” CSM La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Theatre Company presents a true story of more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin and the 132 who were still alive at liberation. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth (high school and below). BxOffc@csmd.edu 301-934-7828 www.csmd.edu/Arts

Sunday, Feb. 24
• Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop Annmarie Garden, (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons), 1 to 3 p.m. Learn from Liz Printz techniques to incorporate sea glass and beachy found objects into fun, creative jewelry. Kit provided. Registration required. Cost is $30 for nonmembers; $25 for members. www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640

Saturday, Feb. 16
• “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” CSM La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Theatre Company presents a true story of more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin and the 132 who were still alive at liberation. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth (high school and below). BxOffc@csmd.edu 301-934-7828 www.csmd.edu/Arts • Free Child Safety Seat Check La Plata Volunteer Fire Department - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come down to the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department for free child safety seat inspections. For more information contact Sgt. Melanie Harvey at 301-392-1241.

Monday, Feb. 25
• Lifelong Learning Series: Mobile Phone Photography Calvert Library, (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick), 7 to 8:30 p.m. Calvert Library and Calvert Photography Club invite you to a free Mobile Phone Photography class taught by local photographer Guy Stephens. This session will discuss mobile phone photography and include: Introduction to mobile phone photography, Advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones as camera, etc. Stephens’ work can be found online at www.southernmarylandphotography.com The Calvert Photography Club was formed to bring together folks that are interested in photography with the desire to become better photographers. The club promotes the interest of photographers with the goal of helping members produce better photographs, as well as to educate, encourage, and expand the photographic photo assignments throughout the year. Learn more about the club by visiting them online at www. calvertphotographyclub.com Registration for this event is encouraged. Sign up online at calvert.lib.md.us or call 301-855-1862 or 410-535-0291.

Friday, Feb. 22
• “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” CSM La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m. College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Theatre Company presents a true story of more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin and the 132 who were still alive at liberation. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth (high school and below). BxOffc@csmd.edu 301-934-7828 www.csmd.edu/Arts

Sunday, Feb. 17
• Jr. Girl Scout Badge Program “In the Mud” Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons), 1 to 3:30 p.m. This program is offered from for $11; pre-registration required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41. • Singers Wanted Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach, 4 to 6 p.m. The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477 for more information.

Saturday, Feb. 23
• Young Marines Open House American Legion in Chesapeake Beach, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. All who are interested in joining the program are encouraged to attend this open house. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts. The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America’s

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