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Town Council Still Sore Over Budget

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

The Aug. 16 Chesapeake Beach Town Hall meeting started out heated, with one council member asking to postpone the in- troduction of an ordinance amending the annual budget for an increase to the utility rates. Mayor Bruce A. Wahl opposed the

postponement. “Taking this off the agenda tonight puts our budget in peril” he said in response to the motion. Council Member Patrick Mahoney then reminded Wahl that the council passed a balanced budget “which you vetoed, sir.” “What’s the point of having elected of-

ficials?” Mahoney asked.

The council voted unanimously to postpone the introduction of the ordinance, but later got a presentation from Utility

Rates Commission Chairman John Bacon

on the commission’s recommendations for

changes and updates to the utility rates, which includes a combined rate structure.

Bacon said under this plan, fixed costs will

be divided by the number of users per class,

detailing three proposed class types, and variable costs divided by the number of gallons of water used. The structure would apply to both water and sewer systems. Although the rates will be higher across the board, Bacon said Chesapeake Beach residents would be paying less than other individuals throughout Calvert. “If you want a lower water bill, move to Leonardtown,” Bacon said. He said aging infrastructure and me- ters will also need to be updated. The coun- cil will discuss the commission’s recom- mendation in work sessions before bringing it back to a town council meeting. During the meeting, is was also an-

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

Two years ago, Mayor Bruce Wahl appointed a committee to study municipal election standards in Chesapeake Beach. Now the committee has come back with suggestions, which were the topic of conversation at the Town Council work session Monday evening.

The committee studied reporting requirements for campaign financing, said chairperson

and town council member Bob Carpenter. They looked at three areas – campaign finance re- porting, contribution limits and discernments.

The committee recommended three reports be filed, one eight weeks before an election, which coincides with the final day to file candidacy, one two weeks before the election and one a week after, with reports filed every 48 hours the two weeks before an election to take into

account last minute contributions so they don’t come to light after the election. They also discussed limits to the amount an organization, business or individual can give

to a candidate, and whether an individual’s place of employment should be part of the report. Carpenter said they are starting with a recommended $250 limit, and if three or more individuals in one family with to contribute separately they are allowed to. He said the question about reporting places of employment for an individual donor is so anyone who wants to can see is sev- eral individuals from one business gave separately. In that type of situation, Carpenter said the cause could be as sinister as a business trying to circumvent the upper donation limit using its employees or as innocent as those individuals genuinely liking that candidate and wanting to help. The question is of making all the information readily available. Carpenter said they looked at what other jurisdictions rules are, as well as the state and local election standards. He said the committee’s goal is not to shake everything up, but update it and make it more user friendly. “We’re really not looking to reinvent the wheel here,” Car- penter said. In the future, the recommendations will be to work with the town attorney to come up with an ordinance and introduce the ordinance for council and public comment, Carpenter said. In other elections news, a vote at the Town Council meeting Aug. 16 moved the municipal polling location from it’s tradi- tional location in town hall to the Northeast Community Center. Carpenter said the town has out grown the previous location, and for many this will make it “one stop shopping” during the elections, because 70 percent of the community’s polling loca- tion is also at the community center. For anyone interested in getting more involved in elections, Chesapeake Beach is looking for individuals to serve as election judges at the Nov. 6 Town elections. For more information about elections and the town council, visit www.chesapeake-beach.md.us.

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Weems Hosts St. Leonard Town Hall

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

After members of the St. Leonard community voiced concerns about being ignored in the process of updating their Town Center Master Plan, County Commissioner Steve Weems invited the community to another meeting Monday evening to discuss the history of the town center and their concerns. Weems said the evening was an “exercise in the dis- semination of information as well as transparency.” Community members discussed the need for an emer- gency route out of the area for the Calvert Beach and Long Beach Area. One resident said they have been discussing the road for a long time, and “now we’re being told it has to be pretty.” She said to do away with any plans for a sidewalk or landscaping on the road and just get something in that will function in an emergency. Her sentiment was echoed by another resident urging the department of community planning and building to keep plans simple. Another concern was that St. Leonard would come to

resemble Lusby in coming years, an area that wasn’t origi-

nally planned to be as large as it has become. Weems said

Lusby is a special case with the population “mushroom- ing” in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates causing businesses to gravitate to that area and the money there. He said St. Leonard simply would not have the population or econom- ic base to support a community as large as Lusby. Others were worried about their septic systems and the possibility of public sewer in St. Leonard. Department of Community Planning and Building Director Chuck Johnston gave a presentation on recent legislation, includ- ing the watershed implementation plan as well as the four tiers of land use categories in the Sustainable Growth and Preservation Act of 2010, aka the Septic Bill. The four tires include Tier 1 being areas currently served by sewerage, Tier 2 being areas planned to be services by sewerage sys- tems, Tier 3 being areas planned for growth on septic sys- tems and Tier 4 areas being planned for preservation and conservation and prohibit major residential subdivisions on septic systems. The record will be open for public comment through

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County Commission Steve Weems fields questions from St. Leonard residents.

Aug. 30, and St. Leonard residents are welcome to submit written comments. For more information, visit www.co.cal. md.us/business/planning.

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Detectives Track Sex Offender to Florida

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

Calvert investigators were able to use so- cial media and some educated guess work to track a registered sex offender who should have

told officers he was planning to move out of the

county all the way to Florida, police said. A Calvert Investigative Team member ob- tained a warrant last week for James Russell

Johnson, 51, who was last known to be living in North Beach but had failed to register a change of address properly, police say. Sex offenders are required by law to notify

law enforcement officials if they move from

one residence to another.

Sgt. Tim Fridman was able to track John-

son to Pace, Fla., by using social media on the

Internet, according to police, and contacted Santa Rose County Police as well as the U.S. Marshal’s Service to apprehend Johnson at his residence. “We received an anonymous tip and we did a home check June 28,” Fridman said. “He was still there but our information said he was planning to leave.” Fridman said that Johnson had been plan- ning to buy a house in Florida and continue a relationship with a woman who was from Maryland. That woman is currently not facing any charges here, he said.

Johnson was convicted of a fourth-degree

sex offense and second-degree assault in April of 2008, Fridman said, and is listed as a Tier I sex offender.

When officers arrived Johnson was not

home, and so waited for him to arrive and ar- rested him without struggle. Johnson faces not only local charges for allegedly absconding from the county but inter-

state sex offender violations, law officers said,

for which he may be charged federally. Johnson is also facing charges in Florida for not registering there as a sex offender, police said.

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CorreCtion

An article on Page 3 of the Aug. 16 Calvert Gazette headlined: “Sheriff Evans Addresses Republican Men’s Club” incorrectly quotes Sheriff Mike Evans, saying Frank Hayward, Jr., called emergency services saying he wanted to harm himself an hour before the tragic murder suicide. Hayward Jr. called his employer, not emergency services. The error was made in reporting.

Boston, Sam Grow Band Rock Calvert

By Scott Loflin

performing – and Thursday was a dream

Contributing Writer

fulfilled.

With the summer concert season wind- ing down at other venues, Calvert Marine Museum showed the season is still going strong at last week’s show with the Sam Grow Band opening for the 1970’s power- house Boston. With a sold out crowd of over 5,000 people, the Sam Grow Band took the stage with their brand of hard driving music. The Sam Grow Band is one of Southern Mary- land’s homegrown bands with Sam growing up in the area. While other groups may refer to their followers as fans or groupies Sam calls his the “Sam Grow Band Family.” According to Sam, they draw strength from the love and support of their “family” and their real fami- lies. While studying for a degree in business, Sam felt the pull of music stronger than get- ting a degree. With his mother’s blessing he left college and started performing full time. His father is also one of his biggest boosters. Sam recounted being at a show at the mu-

With the crowd warmed up, Boston took the stage. With Tom Scholz leading the current lineup they immediately launched into their long string of hits. While the stage show was minimal, Boston performed the songs with the tightness of many years play- ing on the road. In the crowd were many of those who sported much longer hair when they were listening to Boston on vinyl, but also a surprising contingent of younger fans. In attendance was Robert Jorgensen who traveled from Pittsburgh to see the show. Jorgensen is one of Boston’s younger fans but his ties are strong. On his back was tattooed the classic Boston spaceship logo with the band’s autographs. When asked why he had the tattoo, he replied that his mother had sung backup on Boston songs and he grew up with the band. With the Calvert Marine Museum entering in a partnership with PNC Bank Southern Maryland can look forward to having larger and more sought after bands playing the venue.

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Ocean City Lifeguard Stands Often Occupied by Southern Marylanders

By Corrin M. Howe Staff Writer

Late morning at the beginning of July, Chris Barton, of Lusby, was on his life- guard stand in Ocean City watching the

people in the water. He saw a man floating

face down, but wasn’t initially concerned when swimmers nearby were not showing signs of distress. Twenty seconds later, he looked back

and the man was still floating face down

and those around him were moving toward him.

“I whistled twice, calling my crew for assistance and then ran into the water. He was about 100 yards out, near a sandbar. By the time I got to him, two other swimmers were trying to lift him out of the water, but his face was still down.” Having practiced the exact skill only a few days before, Barton was prepared. “I said, ‘Turn him over.’ When they did, I could see foam coming out of his mouth.” Barton went underneath the swimmer and held his neck in a “Hawaiian sling” to prevent further neck and back injury. Then he began backing out of the water to the beach. By this time, his fellow crew mem- bers in the stands to his north and south, were helping to carry the legs. “I was getting tired as I got to the shore. My legs gave out, but the guys knew what to do.” Once on the shore, they set him down and administered two rescue breaths and began CPR. Barton did the chest compres- sions while his crew chief did the breathing. However, with the foam coming out of the

man’s mouth, it was hard to get air into his lungs, Barton said. Almost immediately, another supervi- sor arrived on an ATV with an Automated

external defibrillator, but the display said,

“don’t shock,” according to Barton. At that time the local EMS arrived and took over. Barton said that by that point he felt he could do more good by moving back up into the stands and keep his eye out for the other swimmers.

Unfortunately, these types of injuries

are too common, according to Ocean City

Beach Patrol (OCBP) Public Relations Co - ordinator Kristin Joson. Approximately 60 percent of the head, neck and spinal cord injuries the patrol responds to are because swimmers ride waves into shore incorrectly. The other 40 percent are swimmers div- ing into shallow water or attempting tricks. “Most people would never think

of attempting a flip in the middle of

a parking lot for fear of striking the

ground. However, many of these same individuals will attempt these aerial maneuvers on the beach or into a few inches of ocean water, with the all too often result of witnessing our spinal

injury management technique first

hand,” Jorson said. While most people know never to move a person on land who might have suffered a head, neck or back injury, putting a swimmer on a back- board could cause more injuries. The result is that all the surf res- cue technicians are trained to work as a team to minimize head, neck or back injuries. The OCBP has been adapt- ing a technique originally developed in Hawaii with input from the medical

community and emergency providers. The technique unique to OCBP and “has been approved by the Maryland Insti- tute for Emergency Medical Services as a state standard with the Ocean City Beach Patrol as the only organization that is cer-

Chris Barton watches the water from his Ocean City lifeguard position.
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Ocean City Beach Patrol is holding testing for next summer’s lifeguards on Sept. 1, 2012.

No pre-certification requirements and experience in ocean rescues is necessary.

The qualifying candidates are eligible for appointment to an eight-day Beach Patrol Surf Rescue Academy scheduled for next May and June. Registration for the test begins at 10 a.m. with an orientation and a full day of testing starts at 11:30 a.m. The tests in- clude swimming 500 meters, running 300 meters, swim/water rescues and demonstrat- ing running fast in timed sprints. Living in Southern Maryland need not be a deterrent for interested candidates as several of the current leaders and guards are from Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles counties. The current captain, Melbourne “Butch” Arbin III, of Charles County has been with the patrol for 40 years and leading its 200 employees since 1997. Kristin Joson, public relations coordinator is also from Charles County. Chris Barton, mentioned above, is from Calvert and one of the other crew members who helped him on this res- cue, Vince Martirano, is from St. Mary’s.

For more information go to www.ococean.com/ocbp

tified to teach other first responders and

organizations in this victim removal tech- nique,” according to Joson. Ocean City Beach Patrol averages

2,500 rescues, 1,500 minor first aid and

500 lost persons a year.

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The Calvert Gazette Thursday, August 23, 2012 6 Johnny and Stacy Shea work in their sign

Johnny and Stacy Shea work in their sign shop.

She purchased the property she is on now and gutted the then 60-year-old house. She’s seen a lot of changes in Lusby during the time she’s grown up there. She said she used to be able to walk her son all the way to the beach from her house. Now there are a number of housing developments between her home and the water. Shea tells a story of a time when she went to vote and she was pulled out of the line and put to the front because she made all the political signs. “They called me the Queen of Political signs. My husband was mad because they left him back at the end of the line. I was getting my glory.” She’s determined to be back on top again. In fact she has a check list of the things she plans to do to become num- ber one in the county again.

Heading for the Top
Heading for the Top

By Corrin M. Howe Staff Writer

“They used to call me the Queen of political signs. It used to be just me. Now I’ve got some competition. It’s time for me to take back my Queen position,” said Stacy Shea, owner of Signs by Stacy, a 27-year old home-based com-

pany in Lusby. A sign hanging at the end of a driveway of a home is the only indication there is a business on the property with a ranch-style house, large yard with some apple trees and a pond. For years, Shea said she received business by ‘word- of-mouth’ because everyone knew her and her family. Her parents owned Lusby Liquors for over 40 years and her dad also owned his own oil distribution company. He brother

owns the “Shea-d-lady” charter fishing boat.

“Word-of-mouth isn’t good enough now. There are so many new people to the county,” Shea said. “I told my son a few weeks ago, we’re going to get back on top. I don’t want anyone else sharing my glory.” Business has been tough for her the last several years. Along with the economy, she’s lost her husband, mother and her father suffered a heart attack. Her largest client, a national company, declared bankruptcy and her bill is in the

hands of a collections company. “My local customers have been loyal to me,” Shea said.

“When my daddy had a heart attack, they called and said they needed some lettering, but they wanted me to know

my daddy came first.”

Her son, Johnny, has been working with her since he was 16-years-old – half his life. “He was one step ahead of my husband on the com-

puters when he started working,” she said, as he watched the signs for The United Way’s Day of Caring and Home

Towne Real Estate are flow out of the vinyl machine.

“We do everything but electric and neon.”

Shea recently finished a billboard for Dunkirk Supply.

Signs by Stacy can also wrap vehicles. “My competi- tion will try to sell a full body wrap. You don’t need a full

wrap. A partial will work fine. I can do two sides and the

back for $1,500.” A price she says is about $2,000 cheaper than others in the area.

Prior to owning her own business, Shea worked for five

years managing the art department for Anheuser-Busch, Bob Hall’s distributing, in Upper Marlboro. However, she wanted to work closer to her son. “My friends used to said I had it good when I com- plained about driving to Upper Marlboro and they were go- ing to D.C.”

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ewsmakers

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

Everyone looking for an opportunity to get involved in their community will soon have the chance – the United

Way Day of Caring is Sept. 12 and volunteers are still wel- come to sign up and get involved. The United Way of Calvert County (UWCC) is an in- dependent, separately incorporated organization governed by local volunteers who serve only Calvert County. UWCC began by supporting six agencies and now works with more than 30 partner agencies. United Way has evolved from a fundraising organiza- tion into a community building partner, focusing on three vital impact areas: meeting basic human needs, building bridges to success for children and youth and fostering fam- ily health and safety, according to the website. United Way of Calvert County was incorporated on April 23, 1980. Since then, UWCC has raised almost $9 million, its website, www.unitedwaycalvert.org, states. Day of Caring is a county-wide event using 300 indi- viduals to help the community. In the past, local companies

have given their employees a day off to help local nonprofits

with special projects that meet a need. “There are many ways to get involved,” said Director of Community Impact Jennifer Moreland. One new opportunity this year is a career exploration day for middle school students, Moreland said. For this year’s event, United Way of Calvert County opened the application process up to all local 501 c 3 or- ganizations that are focused on meeting an education, in- come or health related need in Calvert County. Projects are be based in Calvert County, and capable of completion on Sept. 12 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The maximum num- ber of projects allowed is based on expected volunteer at- tendance. The deadline for project submissions was June 28. Final project approval is based upon a review by United Way staff. “[Day of Caring is] the prefect opportunity for people to get involved and see the needs in the community,” said Calvert United Way Chairperson and CEO Kelly Cham- bers, adding “it’s a real feel good day. It’s my favorite day of the year.” Day of Caring also allows volunteers to test out dif-

United Way Ready to Get Busy

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The United Way is preparing for the 2012 Day of Caring

ferent opportunities and get “great introductory experience with an agency,” Moreland said, adding both volunteers and agencies enjoy the opportunity. “You don’t see people with frowns on their faces at Day of Caring,” she said. Day of Caring offers something for anybody, More - land said, from working with middle school students to senior citizens or out in a garden to working in a kitchen. She said she has been with the United Way for 20 years,

starting as a part-time administrative assistant and moving up. She said she was drawn to the United Way because of

her interest in non-profit organizations, and she wanted to

see the impact on the community from her efforts. In addition to using volunteers for Day of Caring, the United Way and partner organizations use volunteers for a myriad of projects. Chambers said the United Way uses volunteers to help run events like the Monday’s Golf Clas-

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Moreland

sic at Twin Shields Golf Course, which pulled in 96 golfers, and the $1 million in two years campaign. As part of the campaign, there are several events coming up, like a corn hole tournament. There are also book drives and holiday activities the United Way needs volunteers for. Moreland said with such a large network of partner agencies, they can generally place anyone who comes to the United Way looking for a volunteer opportunity, or help

them find a place to look. They have even used their “sphere of influence” in Calvert to help partner agencies find board

members and reach out to the community. To submit a project, get a project guidebook and forms at www.unitedwaycalvert.org or e-mail Day of Caring Co - ordinator Sherri Gedridge at uwadmin@unitedwaycalvert. org. For more information call 410-286-0100.

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Calverton Welcomes New Teachers

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

Calverton will be seeing several new faces this year, on both sides of the teachers desk.

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Photo by Sarah Miller

Head of School Spencer Taintor addresses new teachers.

Along with a number of students coming into the Cal-

verton School, nine new teachers school wide will be learning

the ins and outs of the school. While nine doesn’t sound like a lot, especially when spread across lower, middle and upper school, Admissions and Marketing Director Amy Brady said

it’s an unusually high number for the school because the turn-

over rate is very low. Lower School Head Mary Margaret King agreed with Brady, saying it’s typical for teachers to come to Calverton intending to stay several years. Normally, teachers only leave because they “move, marry or have a baby,” and often come back as soon as possible. King herself has been with Calverton 32 years, and man-

aged to retire for a year before being called and asked to come back to work. She said the teachers are typically experienced class- room veterans who have demonstrated creativity, persever-

ance and a good attitude. Each new teacher this year fits that

bill.

“We’ve got the best of the best this year,” King said.

Teachers were brought in early to get their schedules, fill

out forms, and for orientation to the Calverton curriculum, which is different from the Common Core Curriculum the public schools will be implementing. Challenges facing new Calverton teachers include learn- ing about the Calverton tradition and all the little things that everyone takes for granted, but King said students and their coworkers will help them. One tradition new teachers will learn about is the Calver- ton handshake, where teachers shake their students hands as they enter and leave the classroom as a sign of mutual respect. “It’s hand to hand, eye to eye and heart to heart,” King

said.

There is also a Halloween parade, a fall festival and an annual auction, all parts of the Calverton tradition. There is a back to school picnic Aug. 27, and classes begin Aug. 28. Ready or not, summer has come to a close and school is in session.

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County PTAs Ready for School

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

While students, staff and teachers geared up for the

first days of school this week, another group was getting

ready for the busy time of year – county and local PTA

organizations. Fall is the season most PTAs undergo several changes,

from members coming and going to officers stepping down

or changing positions, said county PTA Vice President Sherry Mervine, also a member of the Southern Middle School PTA. She said she will soon be a member of Appeal Elementary School and Patuxent High School PTAs. It is typical for parents to be involved in schools their children attend, Mervine said. County level and local level PTAs are completely sepa- rate entities, Mervine said. The county level PTA is a conduit to get information from the state PTA to the local PTAs at individual schools, said county PTA Vice President Stuart Miller. He said they

hold monthly meetings to discuss hot topics about schools

and education, and issues that affect students in the class-

room and out. Everyone on the county PTA board is also a member of a local PTA organization.

Each school level PTA is a separate non-profit entity as

well, Mervine said, and the county PTA is an organization by itself. Three voting representatives from the county PTA are sent to state PTA functions and meetings, Mervine said, though anyone is welcome to attend the county and state level meetings.

Another difference is that local, school based PTAs work with students while the county PTA works “a lot more with adults,” she said. One of the most challenging PTA positions? Treasurer. According to Miller, treasurers have to go through special

training about taxes for non-profit organizations and all the

ins and outs of book keeping and using money from fund-

raisers. Taxes alone can be an arduous process, Miller said.

“Your head’s spinning by the time you finish it,” he

said.

Even for non-treasurer members, PTAs can entail a lot of work. Mervine said local PTAs put together fundrais- ers for their schools regularly. Money from the fundrais- ers goes back into the schools through a number of venues. Sometimes they are used to purchase materials or program- ming for kids that normally wouldn’t be in the school bud-

get, or to help kids pay for field trips. Exactly how funds

are utilized is determined by the local PTAs, Mervine said.

Involvement in the PTA has a number of benefits. Parents get “first hand, hot off the presses knowledge,”

Mervine said, in addition to access to various resources. The local PTA has even brought in speakers for parents –

from food service employees to discuss nutrition to Sheriff Mike Evans to talk about school safety. Anyone interested in joining the PTA should attend the PTA open house Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Huntingtown High School from 6-8 p.m. Each local PTA will be welcome to set up a table at the open house, Mervine said.

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Dowell

Welcomes

Students

7 Thursday, August 23, 2012 The Calvert Gazette Spotlight On Calverton Welcomes New Teachers By Sarah

Photo by Corrin M. Howe

During “Greet Your Seat” day at Dowell Elementary School, pre-k student Anastasia Cahill and third grader Sarina Cahill greet Principal Jennifer Young the day before school started.

Freshman Orientation Culminates at Harpers Ferry By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The beginning of a new
Freshman Orientation Culminates
at Harpers Ferry
By Sarah Miller
Staff Writer
The beginning of a new year can be a nerve wracking
time for students, and for incoming high school freshmen it
is even more stressful – new school, new faces, new teachers
Photo courtesy of Amy Brady
and the knowledge that the next time they go to a new school
they will be heading for the next stage in their lives.
At the Calverton School, 25-30 percent of the approxi-
mately 25 freshmen are brand new to the school while the
rest have risen up with their classmates from middle and el-
ementary grades.
The freshman class this year is average, with as many as
45 and as few as 14 freshmen starting together in past years,
said college counselor and English teacher William Wright.
Because classes are so small, it’s important for all of
them to get along, so Calverton takes them on a trip in before
Rising Calverton Freshmen go white water rafting at Harpers Ferry.
the first day of school for freshman orientation.
Wright, who was one of the chaperones on the trip, said
the day was for getting to know the school and new teachers,
while working on team building activities during a day of
white water rafting at Harpers Ferry.
“We really emphasize students lifting each other up,”
Wright said.
Even white water rafting is a team building exercise said
because everyone needs to work together and it becomes im-
possible for individuals to keep to themselves.
“They laugh together, which is one of the best ways to
bond,” Wright said.
Parents of incoming freshmen also go through orienta-
tion, Wright said. They learn about admissions, Calverton’s
expectations and materials, and other details they will need
to know.
Wright said there will be a back to school night and
more team building activities for the freshmen in the coming
weeks, and he welcomes all the new students to Calverton.
He said the activities during their orientation are meant
to encourage team building and “unit cohesion.”
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STORY

The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Gazette Joins ‘Calvert Can:

Eat Right and Move More’ Initiative

By Corrin M. Howe Staff Writer

a grant to provide free and low-cost fitness

and nutrition programs to populations most

at risk, which will benefit an estimated 500

A change in the culture and improved habits are goals for a county-wide movement to positively impact the lifestyle choices of Calvert residents.

Representatives from Calvert County’s Health Impact Council want to be the cata- lyst for residents to improve overall health, according to Margaret Fowler, director of Community Wellness at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Calvert’s United Way formed the health impact council with representatives from the local government, businesses, schools and

residents. “We want our programs to be easy and accessible so that ‘Calvert Can Eat Right, Move More’ becomes part of our culture,” Fowler said. Jennifer Moreland, director of United

Way Impact Councils, adds, “A lot of these programs already existed. We just needed someone to be able to pull them all together into a resource center.” The grant requires tracking metrics to prove the program’s success in impacting the

overall trends during the next five years, said

non-profit agencies to address findings of

a 2010 Maryland Behavioral Risk Surveil- lance System. According to the United Way press release, the survey found that 73 per- cent of Calvert County adults are overweight or obese and 60 percent of county residents do not meet the daily recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise. The impact council’s goal is to

spread the message throughout other

agencies and businesses that “Cal-

vert Can: Eat Right and Move

More.” The Calvert Ga- zette has taken up the challenge and will run regular stories about the initiative starting with this summary of the gen- esis and the goals of the program. Calvert Me- morial Hospital, with local partners, received

Moreland. The trends should show lowering the average weight of residents and increas- ing the number of adults and children meet- ing the daily minimum exercises levels. Calvert Can, an abbreviated name for

the campaign, is beginning to hit its stride as staff work through obstacles and brainstorm new ways to “transform the county into a

culture of wellness,” Fowler said.

For example, the citizens can sign-

up for an online “interactive report card/food suggestions system pow- ered by Vitabot.” The program states that “nutrition is much more than just counting cal-

ories. This patent-pending

system finds nutritional defi-

ciencies in your daily meal- plan, and then uses your

favorite foods to help

you correct them.” Fowler said that using the pro- gram has proven overwhelming for some

MOVE MORE EAT RIGHT
MOVE MORE
EAT RIGHT

Gaz ette

Calvert

Gaz ette Calvert

because scientists and engineers for the as- tronaut program developed it. So an idea for

making the program more accessible to the average citizen is to have the person write down what they eat for 3 to 14 days and bring it into the Wellness Center. Someone will en- ter the data and help the citizen learn how to input their own meals. “Most people eat pretty much the same things, so once we get it started, it should be easier for them to maintain,” said Fowler. Another part of the program is to get residents moving more. One piece is called “Walk Off Weight,” an eight-week chal- lenge which can begin at any time. Those interested can download a 32-page PDF

(www.calverthospital.org/body.cfm?id=729)

of tips, sample stretches, a log and 13 sug- gested walking locations within the county.

Call 410-535-8233 to find out where a local

WOW station is nearby to weigh and record distances anonymously. Future ideas to involve the entire com- munity include talking to local restaurants about including a Calvert Can: Eat Right, Move More logo on healthy meal choices, mapping out “count your quarters” trails, and sponsoring a local Biggest Loser contest, ac- cording to Fowler.

The first contest is tentatively scheduled

to begin in the fall.

Other programs include getting others involved. “We’d like different sized businesses to have “challenges” within their companies, making “wellness part of their business cul-

ture.” Fowler said. Fowler said they are hoping that local business will be willing to donate money and in-kind gifts in the future since grant money will run out eventually. One way a company

could help is to pay for the time and expense of running the online meal suggestion pro- gram. Right now the program is free to Cal- vert citizens, but in the future, the program may be forced to charge a small fee to cover the operating expenses. “Count Your Quarters” signs will begin popping up all over the county soon. These signs will mark quarter mile increments in designated areas such as Town Centers. “The idea is that as someone is in the center buying groceries or eating dinner, they will see the signs and remember they haven’t walked their 30 minutes yet. The route is al- ready mapped out for them and they can walk by four signs and satisfy their daily exercise requirement,” Fowler said. Businesses can donate these signs and even have areas around their business marked out. Churches, daycares, home-school

groups, non-profits and more are invited to

call and ask about Community Care Coordi- nators to come to their location and tell them more. Fowler said at a community presenta- tion about the program, a Mom’s group ap- proached her about learning more. The primary way to address heart dis- ease, diabetes and other health issues is to tackle weight management and lack of exer- cise, according to Moreland. “Small steps make big changes. All you

have to do is take the first step,” said Fowler.

Keep picking up the Calvert Gazette to learn more about the county-wide initiative, including more programs available to the public, regular updates on progress and fu- ture success stories.

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Local Man Loses 220 Pounds By Corrin M. Howe Staff Writer back to the ma- chines,
Local Man Loses 220 Pounds
By Corrin M. Howe
Staff Writer
back to the ma-
chines,
dinner
and
lectures
In March 2012, Merrill “Monk” Wells
left for the Biggest Loser Resort in Malibu,
having won a month stay through a Facebook
his son Mason’s sake. He wanted to live long
enough to watch Mason grow up.
Since returning, Wells said he’s had
many small accomplishments which make
him feel good about himself, in control of his
life and motivated to keep on working. Most
until
8
p.m.
It
was
that
way
every
day
ex-
“Year of You” contest. During that five weeks
he lost 67 pounds, and since he’s returned an
recently he said he went to a ballgame and
didn’t have to worry about whether or not
cept
Saturday
where it
additional 50.
he’d fit in the seat.
was
the same until
1
p.m.
“Then
we’d get our
butts kicked in

From his heaviest point, Wells has lost 220 pounds, but he still has 90 pounds to go to meet his goal. “Since I’ve been back, I’ve had my up days and down days. When I was at the Biggest Loser Resort I didn’t have to worry about work, family or paying bills. But now I

remind myself to take one step at a time, one day at a time,” Wells said. Wells was the top vote getter in the on-

line contest using his message, “Firefighter

Saving Own Life.” About 20 months ago, he went in for knee surgery and discovered he

was over 500 pounds. He didn’t know how

much over because the scale only went to

500. He decided to take control of his life for

“I know where I am going to fail. I love to go to ballgames, but instead of eating there, I packed a lunch and water bottles and I didn’t feel hungry.”

The highlight of his time away at the resort was to be able to focus on himself. A

typical day began at 4:35 a.m. when he was required to work-out until 8 a.m. At that point

the residents had to go on timed walks. “Straight up a mountain or on the beach until 11:30. We had 30 minutes to clean up and get to class which was more work-outs on machines, like the treadmill, in the pool or aerobics.” Lunch was followed by sessions learn- ing how to eat, count calories and cook. Then

Monk Wells and his son, Jason.

obstacle cours- es for an hour and a half.” Sunday was weigh-in. Wells admits the last few weeks he hasn’t being hitting his program hard. He’s neither gained nor lost weight. He’s in the

process of trying to juggle his work schedule, family and coaching football and make time for exercise. The worst part about being away those

five weeks was missing Mason. However,

Wells said that Mason inspired him to keep going.

“I had a picture of him on a key chain around my neck all the time except for when I was sleeping or showering. If I started to get discouraged, I’d look down at his face.” Wells said that he wants to support any- one struggling to lose weight. He couldn’t do it without all the support he’s received. “I’ll friend anyone on Facebook who wants to talk to me about how I’m doing it.” He also has a blog at http://monkwells. blogspot.com/

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Of All The Problems in the World,
Maryland is Fixated on Gambling and Pit Bulls?
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By Marta Hummel Mossburg

Maryland politics is like a badly dubbed movie where actors' mouths move out of sync with the sound. Big debates are happening in the nation about big issues, including what it means to

be an American and how to pay for our way of life. President Barack Obama ignited a fire- storm in the media and in homes around the country last month when he said, "you didn't build that," giving credit to government for entrepreneurs' success. Voters in San Diego and San Jose, Calif. dramatically slashed previously sacrosanct government employee pensions by overwhelming margins in June to help keep their cities solvent. Thousands

lined up at Chick-fil-As around the nation

to show appreciation for a company some prominent national politicians said they wanted to block from their cities because its founder believes in traditional marriage. And Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as a vice presidential running mate means the economy, national debt and the future of en- titlement programs will be at the center of political debate in the remaining time before the election. But you wouldn't know it living here. Gov. Martin O'Malley is still blaming former President George W. Bush for the Great Re - cession on national television like a wind-up toy. And he called legislators into a special

session — supposedly a prerogative reserved for emergencies — to debate whether to ex- pand gambling. And while legislators are at it, they also debated how to handle liability for pit bull

attacks and other issues of alleged consum- mate importance to the future of Maryland. It is as if the governor and legislators are busy planning a bachelor party for a wedding that has been called off. This is a state that thousands leave each

year. Thousands more flee high-tax, high-

regulation counties including Baltimore City and Montgomery County for more hospita-

ble places like Frederick, Carroll, and Harf- ord Counties. It's a state that has been losing jobs for 4 months in a row despite the previ- ously impenetrable backstop of the federal government. And this is a state whose pension sys- tem — which the Pew Center on the States ranks as one of the worst-funded in the na- tion — earned a .36 percent return over the past year, and 5 percent over the past decade while predicting an annual 7.75 percent re- turn. In fact, the pension system board is so

confident in its projections, members voted in July to affirm that rate of return despite

all evidence it is as impossible to achieve as

disgraced financier Bernie Madoff's fake perpetual profits.

Those are issues worthy of a special session, not least because a growing number of cities around the country are considering bankruptcy to escape overwhelming public

employee pension burdens. Three in Cali- fornia alone have declared bankruptcy since late June. And high-tax states including

California and New York are hemorrhaging people just when they need new jobs and the taxes generated by them to dig them out of

chronic deficits.

Governor O'Malley denies these are problems. Instead, he blames the Bureau of Labor Statistics for faulty jobs numbers. "With all our economic indicators demon- strating positive trends, we would not be sur-

prised if the Bureau of Labor Statistics once

again significantly revises these preliminary

numbers," he said in a July news release. He

also personally attacked Larry Hogan of Change Maryland for publishing federal data showing people migrating out of Maryland, but he did not address why people are leav-

ing. Ridiculing the messenger may be good politics. But it will not improve the job pros- pects for those living in a state still strug- gling to return to pre-recession employment. And while gambling may increase em- ployment slightly in Maryland, it will not

improve state finances unless the governor

and legislators stop promising to spend more than the tax base can support. Until then, expanded gambling is just one more false messiah waiting to be proven wrong by next year's budget.

Marta Hummel Mossburg is a senior fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute.

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Bruce Atkinson, 58

Bruce Wayne Atkinson, 58, of Hun- tingtown, MD passed away Aug. 3, 2012 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was born March 8, 1954 in Laurel, MD to Leslie Campbell and Willie Murl

(Noble) Atkinson. He was raised in Kent Village in Prince George’s County and graduated from Blad- ensburg High School. He lived in Prince George’s County until moving to Hunting- town in 1986. Bruce was employed as a sheet metal worker the Sheet Metal Work- ers Local 100 in Washington, D.C., retiring in 2009. In his leisure time, Bruce enjoyed

riding motorcycles and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father Leslie Atkinson. Bruce is survived by his mother Willie M. Atkinson, a sister Deborah J. Atkinson, both of Huntingtown, MD, and a nephew Jason Atkinson of King George, VA. Services for Mr. Atkinson will be pri- vate. Arrangements are by Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Ow- ings, MD. For additional information or to leave condolences visit www.rauschfuner- alhomes.com.

Jack Greene, 86

 

John

Virgil

“Jack” Greene, 86,

of Arnold, MD

passed away Aug.

13,

2012

at

his

residence.

 
 

He

was

born

The Calvert Gazette Thursday, August 23, 2012 10 Bruce Atkinson, 58 Bruce Wayne Atkinson, 58, of

Jan. 13, 1926 in Cumberland, MD to John Virgil and Helen (Echman) Greene. Jack was raised in Cumberland, where he attended public schools, graduating from LaSalle High School. He was also a graduate of St. Francis College in Pennsylvania. He served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was dis- charged as a Seaman First Class having earned the American Theater Ribbon and WWII Victory Medal. Jack married Claire Hursh in 1948 and they moved to the Wash-

ington D.C. area in the early 1950’s. They raised their family in Silver Spring and Wheaton, and relocated to Arnold in 1986. He was employed as a cryptologist and ana- lyst for the National Security Agency. He attended St. Andrew by the Bay Church in Cape St. Claire, MD. In his leisure time he enjoyed traveling, sports, and spending time with his family. Jack was preceded in death by his par- ents and by his wife Claire E. Greene. He is survived by daughters Mary R. “Bobbie” Badger and husband Tim of Tracy’s Landing, Catherine E. Collins and husband Tom of Gaithersburg, MD, and Elizabeth A. Di Battista and husband Vito of Columbia, MD, and sons John P. Greene of Arnold, MD and Michael G. Greene and wife Brenda of Annandale, VA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, one great- granddaughter and a sister Susan Kallmyer of Rockville, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial was cele- brated Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, West River, MD. Private interment will take place at Mary- land Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville at a later date. Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Hospice of the Chesa- peake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis,

MD 21401. For additional information or to leave condolences visit www.rauschfuner- alhomes.com

Ida Mister, 89

Ida Virginia Mister, 89, of Broomes Island, MD passed away on Aug. 19, 2012 in Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on April 8, 1923 in Prince Frederick, MD to the late Moody L., and Rosy Marie Smith. Ida was a very simple woman who en-

joyed to garden and work around the house. In addition to her parents Ida was pre- deceased by her daughter Shirley Smith. She is survived by her children, Clau- dette Wise of San Antone, TX, Glenda Earnest of Georgia, Nancy Darnell of Lusby, MD, Martin Mister of Broomes Island, MD, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family received relatives and friends on August 22, 2012, at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Rd,

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Michael Palko, Jr

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Michael Jo- seph Palko, Jr., 72, of Dunkirk, MD passed away Aug. 15, 2012 at Bur- nett–Calvert Hos- pice House, Prince Frederick, MD. He was born February 17, 1940 in McAdoo, Penn., to Michael Joseph and Catherine (Potochny) Palko. Michael was raised in McAdoo and Tresckow and educated in McAdoo and West Hazelton, Penn. He entered the United States Army Aug. 29, 1958 and served as a Nike Missile Site motor pool driver until

being discharged as an SP4 on August 28,

Peg Redden, 89

Margaret F. (Peg) Redden, 89, died suddenly on Aug. 19. Mrs. Red- den, recently of Solomons,
Margaret
F.
(Peg) Redden, 89,
died suddenly on
Aug. 19. Mrs. Red-
den, recently of
Solomons, Mary-
land was a long
time resident
of
Towson and was
born and raised
in
the
Bethlehem
Steel Corporation
housing on Sparrows Point, Maryland.
She was the fourth of 5 children born
to Anna and Stephen Yancura and was the

last to pass away.

Margaret graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1940 and began work- ing at Bethlehem Steel in the Accounting Department during World War II. She took night classes from a local business school for several years. After working at Bethle- hem Steel for 12 years she married William H. "Bill" Redden of Bethlehem's Metal- lurgy Department in 1953. They spent the

  • 1961. next 58 years married until Bill's death last November. They have three surviving children:

Michael was employed as a photo lab supervisor with the Federal Bureau of In- vestigation (FBI) for 46 years until retiring in 2002. Michael also had a variety of other jobs throughout his life including driving

instructor, bus driver, motel receptionist,

and retail positions with Giant Foods and

Sears. Most of his career was as a profes-

Robert S. of Morris Plains, NJ; David L. of Poolesville, MD; and, Paul W. of Dale City, VA. There are 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. After Bill's retirement in 1980, Mr. and Mrs. Redden moved to Conway, SC from

sional photographer for over fifty years,

specializing in portraits, weddings, school, sports and church events. He was also a photographer for Rosecroft, Ocean Downs and Freestate Racetracks taking photo fin- ish, winner circle and PR photos. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for over 35 years and a member of the Knights of Columbus Coun- cil 7870. Michael was a life long sports fan en- joying football, basketball and baseball. His favorites were the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Yankees and Mickey Mantle. He coached his son’s basketball team through Calvert County Parks and Recreation, and enjoyed playing softball, baseball and bowl- ing with FBI teams and slow-pitch softball with the St. Anthony’s team. Surviving are his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary Palko, a daughter Monica Palko Furlow of Arnold, MD; a son Mi- chael J. Palko III and his wife Julee of Gibsonia, Penn.; four grandchildren Blair and Ava Furlow and Joshua and Zachary Palko; two sisters Catherine Smolinksky of Beaver Meadows, Penn. and Rita Palko of

Tresckow, PA and a brother Gabriel Palko

of Tresckow, Penn. Friends were received Aug. 17, at the

Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Har-

mony Lane, Owings, MD. A Mass of Chris- tian Burial and celebration of Michael life

was held Aug. 18, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Church, North Beach, MD with a reception following. Interment was Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice at www.calverthospice. org.

1985

until returning to Maryland in 1997.

They have resided in Solomons, MD since that time. Mrs. Redden spent time as a clay pottery maker in the 1970's until their move back to Maryland in 1997. Many friends and family members have the intricate and beautifully sculpted pieces she made. The family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 from 3-5 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM in the Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Dundalk, MD with Fr. George Gannon offi- ciating. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Dundalk, MD. For more information please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.

 

Walter Sawyer III, 68

Walter W. Sawyer III, 68, of Tall Timbers died

Aug. 12, 2012 at his home surrounded by family and close friends. Born April 24,

1944

in Baltimore,

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MD, he was the son of the late Dr. Walter W. Sawyer, Jr. and Miriam Sherlock Sawyer. He gradu- ated from Great Mills High School in 1962, St. Mary’s College in 1965, and Towson State College in 1967. He served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant from 1968 to 1971 and saw duty in Vietnam, Guam and San Francisco,

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CA. After serving his country he enrolled in the University of Baltimore where he

received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 1973 and his Legum Magister (Master of Laws, LL.M.) from the University of Miami in

Sonny Streets, 72

Fred Junior "Sonny" Streets, 72, a resident of Volga, W.Va, passed away on

  • 1974. Thursday Aug. 16, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 4, 1940 in Fleming-

He started practicing law in 1974 and was an Assistant State’s Attorney and a Deputy State’s Attorney for St Mary’s County. He was a law partner with Roger J. Myerberg in the Law Firm of Sawyer & Myerberg, P.A. of Lexington Park for 32 years. Known for being able to reduce complicated issues down to one sentence explanations he prided himself on being a champion for the underdog and the poor. He always spoke the truth and believed that honesty and integrity were the most important values in his practice of law and his personal life. He had great respect for the judicial system but understood that jus- tice was indeed blind and always told his clients to “bring your toothbrush” when going to court because nobody knew for certain what a judge or jury would decide. Walter enjoyed collecting art, read- ing, traveling and speculating on real es- tate. He especially enjoyed supporting lo - cal artists and attended North End Gallery openings whenever possible. His collec- tion of Marylyn Monroe memorabilia was extensive and hung along with the works of Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Charlie

Hewitt and Candy Cummings. His love of art was joined by his love of sports. A former Great Mills High School Athlete of the Year in Basketball, he followed the Washington area teams and was passionate about the Wizards and the Redskins. He is survived by his wife Margaret Campion Sawyer, his two sons, Walter Wilson Sawyer of Washington, DC and Wesley Sherlock Sawyer of Stevensville, MD, his stepchildren, Christopher Frazier of Osan, A.F.B., South Korea and Molly Reynolds of Charlotte Hall, MD and his sister, Sara Margaret Sawyer and her hus- band Bill of St John, Virgin Islands. A Memorial Service will be held at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Holly- wood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 on

ton, W.Va, a son of the late Fred Dale and Virginia Marie "Jean" (Kelley) Streets. He was united in marriage to Wilma Grace Streets who survives at home. Also surviving are: Two daughters, Kari Ann Streets of Strasburg, VA., and Patricia Lynn Streets of Owings, MD; Two step-daughters, Sheryl Briggles and companion Mike of Falling Waters, W.Va, Victoria Pridgen and husband Charles of Martinsburg, W.Va; Two sons, Fred James Streets and wife Sherri of Chesa- peake Beach, MD, Aron Matthew Streets of Strasburg, VA; One step-son, George Briggles of Boonsboro, MD; Three sis- ters, Patricia Sandy-Rowan and husband John of Philippi, Janet Streets of Parsons; Jeanie Sandy and husband Ralph of Langs- ville, OH; One brother, Charles Streets of Buckhannon; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Streets was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Streets; Willard Streets and Bernard "Butch" Streets.

Mr. Streets retired with 35 years as

a surveyor fro Pepco and also worked as Safeway Foods. He served on the Board of Directors for Heart & Hand, Volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital, Treasurer of the Republican Party, Lay Academy- March 24, 2012, Blood Donor for over 40 years, avid outdoorsman and enjoyed his family. Mr. Streets was a member of the Queens Chapel Methodist Church, Volga, W.Va, Friends were received on Aug. 18, at the Wright Funeral Home, where services were held Aug. 19 with Rev. Randy Simms

officiating. Interment followed in the Mt.

Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

David Walsh, 80

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made

David Jerome Walsh, 80 of Bow-

to Hospice of St Mary’s, P.O. Box 625,

Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the South- ern Maryland Food Bank, P.O. Box 613,

ie, MD passed away on Aug. 18, 2012 in Charlotte

Hughesville, MD 20637.

Hall

Veterans

Condolences to the family may be

Home.

made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Ar-

He was born

rangements by the Brinsfield Funeral

June 5, 1932

in

Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Scranton,

Penn.

to the late David J.

11 Thursday, August 23, 2012 The Calvert Gazette CA. After serving his country he enrolled in

and Helen Moran Walsh. Beside his par- ents, David is predeceased by his wife,

Nadine J. Walsh and a sister, Joan Walsh. David served in the Army making

rank of Sergeant from 1952-1955.After

his service in the Army, he worked as a landscaper for the State of Maryland until his retirement. He is survived by his children, Karen Pitcher, of Broomes Island, MD, Gail Stewart, of Dunnsville, VA, Teresa McKinney, of Elkridge, MD, Robert Walsh, of Bowie, MD, Dierdre Walsh, of Upper Marlboro, MD, and David Walsh,

of Lusby, MD. Grandfather of 15, Great

Grandfather of 7, he is also survived by his siblings, John Walsh, of Boonsboro, MD, Joe Walsh, of Port Orange, FL, Elea- nor Folk, of Alexandria , VA, and Helen Walsh, of Suitland, MD.

The family will receive friends on Friday Aug. 24, 2012 from 11- 12 noon at

the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes

Island Road, Port Republic, MD, where services will be held at 12 noon. Inter- ment will follow in Chesapeake High - lands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, MD.

Loren Zaremba, 70

Loren A. Za- remba, 70, of St Leonard, Maryland passed away on July 24, 2012. Loren born on July 12, 1942 in Wyan- dotte, Michigan to Andrew and Irene Zaremba. Loren nuclear physicist and retired from the FDA after many years of service. He was also an avid sailor who enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. He also enjoyed walking the beaches of Calvert County looking for shark teeth. Loren was very intrigued by stars and the moon and grew fond of and studied astronomy. Loren is survived by his wife Terrye G. Zaremba and many cousins. He also leaves behind many friends who will truly miss him.

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was

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11 Thursday, August 23, 2012 The Calvert Gazette CA. After serving his country he enrolled in

The family will receive relatives and friends for a memorial visitation on August

25, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rausch

Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road,

Port Republic, MD 20676.

In Memory Of ... Anna E Kimble, 88 MD, Son: Joseph C Kimble Jr of Port

In Memory Of ...

In Memory Of ...

Anna E Kimble, 88

MD, Son: Joseph C Kimble Jr of Port Tobacco, MD. She is also survived by 16
MD, Son: Joseph C Kimble Jr of Port Tobacco, MD. She is also survived by
16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren.
Anna was employed with Perpetual Savings & Loan as a supervisor for
Joseph Carter Kimble Sr.
many years until she retired to spend time with her loving husband before his
passing away. Anna devoted her life to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and
enjoyed having friends in her home for Bible study and fellowship.
She was a loving mother of five children, Son: Larry Robey Sr (wife Jane) of
Chesapeake Beach ,MD, Daughter: Betty Jo (husband James) Saunders of
Cobb Island, MD, Daughter :Patricia Kimble Quereshi (preceded in death) of
South Carolina, Daughter: Gloria J Kimble (preceded in death) of Waldorf,
Anna E Kimble born December 6, 1923
in Washington, DC to the late Walter
and Elizabeth Grant.
On July 19, 2012 the Lord peacefully called her to
her eternal resting place with her Lord and savior.
Anna was raised in Prince Georges County,
later in years she was married to the late
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    13 Thursday, August 23, 2012 The Calvert Gazette Community Southern Maryland Rallies For Paraplegics By Sarah

    Southern Maryland Rallies For Paraplegics

    By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

    A concert at Serenity Farm in

    Benedict raised money to benefit two

    Southern Marylanders recently para- lyzed in accidents - Brent Jones and

    Charmaine Richardson. Jones is a member of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad and father of a 10-year-old daughter.

    He was paralyzed in an ATV accident

    in August 2010. While riding his ATV with his daughter, the ATV throttle got

    13 Thursday, August 23, 2012 The Calvert Gazette Community Southern Maryland Rallies For Paraplegics By Sarah

    jammed sending the vehicle and Brent into a ravine after he tossed his daugh- ter off to save her from injury. Brent’s

    Autumn Waid paints faces.

    Photo by Sarah Miller

    Joyce Mills, one of the handful of organizers in conjunction with the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad, said everything fell together very quickly, with

    each of the bands they approached donat-

    ing their time to the benefit. “Southern Maryland’s good for that, they always band together to help everyone

    out,” said Gene Quade of the Sam Grow

    actions saved his daughter, who received broken wrists from the incident, but para- lyzed him from the chest down. Charmaine Richardson who is a student and mother of a 2-year-old daughter who

    was 5 months pregnant when her car was

    struck by an aggressive driver passing an-

    other vehicle in December 2011. Her car was

    t-boned on the driver side by the oncoming

    aggressive driver, and spun Charmaine’s car in the air while ejecting her from the vehicle. Charmaine survived the accident, along with her newborn son, but is now paralyzed. Jones said the rescue squad, his family and the community have been “awesome” to him since his accident, and the community has been willing to help and support him. The benefit concert featured the Sam Grow Band, One Louder, The Piranhas, Su- per Magic Man Reggie Rice, as well as face painting, games and food.

    Band. Mills said the afternoon came just

    over breaking even after paying for farm

    rental. While not financially as successful

    as the organizers had hoped it would be, Mills said it was worth it to see the smiles

    on Jones and Richardson’s faces.

    “They had the best time they had in a long time,” she said. She said they are not discouraged, and are already planning next year’s benefit.

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    13 Thursday, August 23, 2012 The Calvert Gazette Community Southern Maryland Rallies For Paraplegics By Sarah
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    The Calvert Gazette is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail sarahmiller@countytimes.net.

    The Calvert Gazette is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or

    ‘Colossus of Clout’

    The Calvert Gazette is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or
    groovin’, funk things.” Colossus of Clout is not the only project the band members have going.
    groovin’, funk things.”
    Colossus of Clout is not the only project the band
    members have going. Individual band members can
    be found at open mic nights at Jake & Al’s Chophouse
    and the Ruddy Duck or even in other groups, which
    Grubbs said is normal for musicians in Southern
    Maryland.
    “That goes for a lot of us, we all have side proj-
    ects,” Grubbs said.
    Grubbs and Bizzarro have played in blues jams in
    Colossus of Clout at the
    Southern Maryland Sun and Music Fest
    For Bizzarro, his favorite music involves “up beat,
    The variety is beneficial for the members of the
    Playing in Southern Maryland affords musicians
    have played Hendrix, Sublime, and even classic coun-
    on as well. Bizzarro plays guitar, piano and percussion
    and “beachy music,” Grubbs said they have a little bit
    try standards. They even play original songs composed
    they can normally find a satisfactory alternative. They
    they can play, but the instruments they are proficient
    bridge, as well as the first ever Sun and Music Fest in
    the selections they play. From blues and rock to jazz
    North Beach, Leonardtown and even St. Mary’s City.
    Bizzarro and Grubbs recently graduated from college.
    Having played together for so long makes it very natu-
    ral, Bizzarro said.
    “Sometimes, we don’t even have to say anything to
    Alex Bizzarro, along with the occasional saxophonist
    and other back up musicians. The guys are all from the
    area and have been playing in groups together since
    high school. Grubbs said he first met Bizzarro at Patux-
    ent High School when Bizzarro would sneak out of his
    jazz band class and into Grubbs’ guitar lesson. The two
    would hang around and have a jam during class and
    after school.
    Their varied musicals backgrounds come out in
    know where to go,” he said. “When you get to that level
    of playing with someone, it’s pretty cool.”
    Currently, the band is taking a break from playing
    venues while they rehearse and get more songs in their
    set list, though Grubbs said they will play at events or
    engagements that catch their interest, or if they are in-
    vited to play.
    Photos by Sarah Miller
    the opportunity to play with other high quality groups.
    “There are a lot of great artists down here,” Bi-
    zzarro said, adding the people in Southern Maryland
    seem to welcome and actively support their local bands.
    For more information, including upcoming con-
    certs and booking information, visit www.facebook.
    com/ColossusOfCloutMusic.
    band as well.
    “We all get board real easily, so we like to change
    up things we do a lot,” he said.
    Their abilities range not only in the types of songs
    of something for everybody. He said because the band
    members are familiar with such a wide array of music,
    he said they can usually play requests and, in the off
    chance none of the band members are familiar with it,
    Barely out of the starting gate and with only a few
    months under their belt as a band, Colossus of Clout
    has already played a couple venues on both sides of the
    as well as clarinet. He said playing a variety of instru-
    ments and genres helps keep musicians from “losing
    some of your creativeness.”
    Calvert.
    The band consists of Barry Grubbs, Sid James and
    by the members of Colossus of Clout.
    “Nothing is off limits,” Grubbs said.
    sarahmiller@countytimes.net
    By Sarah Miller
    Staff Writer

    Entertainment Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 23

    Presidential Memorabilia Exhibit

    St. Clement’s Island Museum (38370

    Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point) – 10

    a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 24

    Live Music: “Mac Walter and John Cronin”

    Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solo- mons Island Rd., Solomons) – 7 p.m.

    Live Music: “Tony Lapera”

    Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) – 5 p.m.

    Live Music: Lizzie Deere”

    Lotus Kitchen (14618 Solmons Island Rd,

    Solomons) – 6 p.m.

    Live Music: “Benji, Dominic, and Fox”

    Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 25

    Live Music: “The Colliders”

    Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

    “Cornhole for a Cure”

    The Tiki Bar (85 Charles Street, Solo- mons) – 3 p.m.

    Hand Dancing

    American Legion (3330 Chesapeake

    Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach) – 6:30

    p.m.

    Free Concert at the Back to School Block Party

    Trinity United Methodist Church (90

    Church St. Prince Frederick) – 3 p.m.

    Live Music: “Hate The Toy”

    Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 3 p.m.

    Live Music: “One Louder”

    Vera’s White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 9:30 p.m.

    Live Music: “Diane Daly”

    The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m.

    Live Music: “Mike Butler”

    Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) – 12 p.m.

    Live Music: “Radio Caroline”

    Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) – 1 p.m.

    Tuesday, Aug. 28

    Open Mic Night

    Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 6:30 p.m.

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    Thursday, Aug. 23

     

    NAMI Family Support Group Trinity United Methodist Church (90 Church Street, Prince Frederick) – 7 p.m.

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group (FSG) for individuals 18 years and older who are family members of, or who care about, someone who has a mental illness. A NAMI FSG is a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. NAMI FSGs are led by trained family members who are also supporting a loved one’s recovery from mental illness. Meet-

    ings are held in a flexible, casual and con- fidential environment the fourth Thursday

    of each month (third Thursday on holiday months). There is no registration or enroll- ment required. Contact 301-737-1988 or namisouthernmd@gmail.com.

    Friday, Aug. 24
    Friday, Aug. 24

    On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Cost- ley Way, Prince Frederick) – 1-4 p.m.

    Bring your quilting, needlework, knit- ting, crocheting, or other project for an after-

    noon of conversation and shared creativity. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or

    301-855-1862.

    Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Third Annual Gold Tournament

    Twin Shields Golf Course (2425 Roarty

    Road, Dunkirk) – 7 a.m.

    *7:00 Check In

    *Captains Choice *8:30 Shotgun Start *Many Contests and Prizes

    *Raffles and 50/50

    *Snacks at the 9th Hole *Lunch *Awards Ceremony Entry Fee:

    Individual-$125

    Foursome-$400 (Includes green fee, cart, putting green, beverages, lunch, and awards ceremony)

    Spectator-$25

    *Sponsorship Packages Still Available* Register Online at www.support-

    dunkirk5.org.

    Moorish Science Temple of America Friday Night Meeting Southern Maryland Community Center (20 Appeal Lane Lusby) – 7:30 p.m. The Moorish Science Temple of Ameri-

    ca (A Religious Corporation) was founded by the Divine Prophet Noble Drew Ali in 1913 A.D., and has consistently promoted plans for the betterment of man and mankind in gen- eral. In our missionary work we urge those who know that their spiritual, social, intellec- tual and economic condition can be better to

    join the Moorish Science Temple of America.

    We are Moslems and we have proclaimed our Nationality and the Divine and National Principles of our Forefathers in order to meet the Constitutional standards of Law of the

    United States of America, become citizens of the U.S.A. and have political status in our

    government. The object of our Organization

    is to help in the great program of uplifting

    fallen humanity and teach those things nec- essary to make our members better citizens.

    The work of the Moorish Science Temple of

    America is largely religious and we are com-

    mitted to a plan that promotes Unity, Spiri- tual Fulfillment, Economic Power and Truth- ful Education of our Posterity. We advocate

    that the Moorish Science Temple of America

    is the only national organization amongst our people that can solve our problems because the true teachings of Prophet Noble Drew Ali will redeem our people from mental slavery which we now have.

    We teach that our people are Asiatic be- cause according to all True and Divine Re- cords of the Human Race there is no negro, black or colored race attached to the Human

    Family. These names are unconstitutional

    and are a result of and delude to slavery. We

    consider it to be a sin to cling to names and

    principles that delude to slavery. Therefore,

    we are calling on all Asiatics of America to

    learn the truth about their Nationality and their Divine Creed because they are not negroes. We urge them to link themselves with the families of nations. We honor all true and divine prophets. For More informa- tion contact Shahidah Brewington Bey at 410.326.8063 or Roger Brewington Bey at

    410-814-8458.

    Lizzie Deere Lotus Kitchen (14618 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons) – 6 p.m.

    Pianist Lizzie Deere in concert.

    Saturday, Aug. 25

    Back to School Block Party Trinity United Methodist Church (90 Church Street, Prince Frederick) – 3-7 p.m.

    Grab the family and head over to Trin- ity’s first ever Back to School Block Party.

    This free event offers fun for the entire fam- ily from live music, a BBQ picnic, bake sale, free school supplies, a giant pirate ship, face painting, magician, a Lego room, Mad Sci-

    ence, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, door

    prizes, and much more. In addition, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department will be on site offering DNA swabbing for the

    first 100 children. Entrance is free; food is available for a small fee. There will also be

    a vendor fair. Space is available for $20. Call 410-535-1782 to reserve a table or for more information.

    Garden Smarter: Invasive Plant ID Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Cost- ley Way, Prince Frederick) – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Invasive plants are disrupting natural ecosystems throughout the U.S. Most resi- dents are unaware if these plants are growing in their landscape or woods. Learn to iden- tify invasive plant species commonly found in Maryland. For more information, call 410- 535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

    146th Annual Calvert County Jousting Tournament

    Christ Church (3100 Broomes Island Road,

    Port Republic) – 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

    Come and enjoy a day of jousting! Also

    visit our bazaar, country supper and historic

    church. Box suppers are available. Calvert

    County bluegrass band “Unclouded Day” will be performing a free concert 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-586-0565 or visit www.christchurch.org.

    Call for Actors, Tech and Make-up Sotterley Plantation (44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood) – 10 a.m.

    Sotterley Plantation is pleased to an-

    nounce open auditions for two of our annual signature events: Ghosts of Sotterley and Sotterley Holiday Candlelight. Auditions will be held at the Sotterley Warehouse on:

    Saturday, August 25, 10-12 p.m. Ghosts of Sotterley 2012 entitled, “1918:

    Influenza, War, and Restless Spirits,” will

    run on October 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 from 7–10:30 p.m. While restoring Sotterley Plan- tation to its former glory, owner, Herbert Satterlee disturbs more than the bricks and mortar as the country is in the midst of a

    flu pandemic and the remains of the Great War. This outdoor production takes place on the Sotterley grounds. This year’s Sot- terley Holiday Candlelight entitled, “From

    This Day Forward” will run on November

    29 for Members’ Night, then November 30

    and December 1 for the general public from 6–10 p.m. In this living history production set within the 1703 Plantation House, visi- tors will encounter Sotterley’s past Christ- mas seasons and the families who lived and worked here. Share love, laughter and some- times bittersweet memories at home on the plantation. For more information, contact

    Linda Tucker Jones at events@sotterley.org

    or 301-373-2280.

    Key Club Bake Sale Walmart (150 Solomons Island Road North, Prince Frederick) – 9 a.m.

    Come and support the Calvert High

    School Key Club, a local student service

    organization! The Calvert High School Key

    Club will be hosting a bake sale in order to raise money for the club. CHS Key Club par- ticipates in service projects such as: running book drives, hosting the school talent show, participating in Project Eliminate, making cards for kids at the hospital, and assisting with Christmas in April.

    Hand Dance American Legion 206 (Rt 260, Chesapeake Beach) – 6:30 p.m.

    It’s better than ever! One hour lessons commence at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing until 11 p.m. Open to the public. $7 per per- son. Cash Bar and hot sandwiches available. American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Upper Level Ballroom in Chesapeake

    Beach on Route 260. Call Fred Baumgarner for further information at 301-855-6466 or visit www.ALPost206.org.

    Membership Meeting American Legion 206 (Rt 260, Chesapeake Beach) – 7 p.m.

    The Auxiliary meeting begins at 7

    p.m. All members are encouraged to attend for a very important review of the upcom- ing year’s budget and rules. For information

    call Clarisse Choux at 443-964-5461 or visit

    www.ALPost206.org.

    Sunday, Aug. 26
    Sunday, Aug. 26

    Sealed with a Kiss EXPO Hilton Garden Inn Solomons (13100 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 12-4 p.m.

    This is an EXPO that is sure to please

    all involved. Exhibitor and Sponsorship op- portunities are available, but there are limits for each category. Don’t delay in register-

    ing for this one of a kind event. This is an event unlike any other. The Exhibitor that brings in the most clients to the EXPO (as

    indicated on the registration form) will win a special Give-Away. For more information

    about how to sponsor or to be an exhibitor,

    please contact Monique Melton at info@ FaviasARTistry.com. This event is for en- gaged and married couples, but singles are

    welcome too. The event features workshops that will benefit couples of all walks of life. Couples will explore the many different ser- vices offered by the Expo’s elite businesses.

    We will host a meeting one week before the show. Please see the Vendor registration form for more details.

    Patty Dorsh & John Shaw Lotus Kitchen (14618 Solomons Island Rd South, Solomons) – 2 p.m.

    Hip Guitar Bongo Trio Patty Dorsh and John Shaw.

    Monday, Aug. 27
    Monday, Aug. 27

    Books & Toys

    Calvert Library Southern Branch (20 Appeal Way, Lusby) – 10-11 a.m.

    Moms, parents, caregivers and your tots!

    Book club for mom, playtime for kids! This

    month’s selection is Scent of Rain and Light- ning by Nancy Pickard. For more information, call 410-326-5289.

    Hooping Class Annemarie Garden (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 11 a.m. You’re invited to learn hooping in the beautiful atmosphere of Annemarie Garden. Bring your own hoop or use one available to borrow. Light beginner hoops will be for sale for $10. Lots of fun, beautiful surroundings and great exercise! To RSVP visit www.face- book.com/JudayPerformanceArts?ref=hl#!/ events/311231618975709. Entry is free for chil- dren under 12, $5 for all others.

    Tuesday, Aug. 28
    Tuesday, Aug. 28

    Learn to use Open Office

    Charlotte Hall Library (37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall) – 10 a.m.

    Don’t have Microsoft Office? Adults can learn how to use the free tool, Open Office, in

    place of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel,

    PowerPoint). Free. Registration required. 301- 884-2211 or www.stmalib.org

    Wednesday, Aug. 29

    Calvert County Job Fair Calvert County Fairgrounds (140 Calvert Fair Drive, Barstow) – 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Several employers seeking workers will be available to take applications and answer questions.

    Thursday, Aug. 30

    “African American Civil War Memorial & Museum”

    Sotterley Plantation Barn (44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood) – 3 p.m.

    Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner

    with The Boeing Company in announcing the

    upcoming 2012 Speaker Series presentation entitled “African American Civil War Me-

    morial and Museum” by Frank Smith, Ph.D.

    Fulfilling a lifelong dream to honor African

    Americans who fought for freedom as United

    States Colored Troops during the Civil War, he is the founder and president of this significant Washington, D.C., memorial and museum. The United States Colored Troops made up over 10

    percent of the Union or Northern Army even though they were prohibited from joining until July 1862, 15 months into the war. They com- prised 25 percent of the Union Navy. Yet, only one percent of the Northern population was African American. Clearly overrepresented in the military, African Americans played a deci- sive role in the Civil War. African Americans fought in every major campaign and battle during the last two years of the war earning 25 Medals of Honor. Abraham Lincoln, recogniz- ing their contributions, declared, “Without the military help of the black freedmen, the war

    against the South could not have been won.” This event is free to the public. Advance res- ervations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 for more information or to make your reservation.

    The Calvert Gazette Thursday, August 23, 2012 16 NEED CASH FOR BACK TO SCHOOL? UNWANTED BROKEN
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