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Chesapeake Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl snapped this downed tree on Bayside Road on the way into town.

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Steny is an advocate for our military installations and for ensuring veterans receive the care and benefits theyve earned. Helped bring 5,000 new jobs to Pax River Naval Air Station, worked to save 1,600 jobs at St. Inigoes and protected the 3,600 jobs at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Secured funding for a new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to be opened in Charlotte Hall Secured funding for the Three Oaks Center to help veterans families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness


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Fighting for Education

Steny is fighting to ensure our community has the tools and training to be successful in the workforce. Helped obtain a Department of Defense grant for St. Marys County Public Schools to build on investments in STEM education Secured funding for the College of Southern Marylands Center for Trades and Energy Training Secured funding for the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Technology at the College of Southern Maryland

Creating Jobs
Steny is focused on promoting economic development and helping local businesses grow and expand. He has worked to create and save nearly 23,000 jobs in the 5th District.

Improving Transportation
Steny is focused on improving our roadways and reducing congestion. Secured support for the Southern Maryland Commuter Bus Initiative to build new parking lots and purchase new buses Secured a grant for runway and taxiway expansion at Maryland Airport in Indian Head Secured funding to improve Maryland roads and bridges, including MD Route 235, US 301 and the Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge

Protecting Our Environment

Steny is a longtime leader in the efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay and all of its tributaries. Secured funding for restoration and water quality improvement Helped obtain grants for oyster restoration Led the efforts to improve shoreline erosion control on the Patuxent River

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Plans for Resort Sent to Town Council

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After his idea fizzled out last year, Ron Russo of RAR Associates Development, Inc. came back in front of the North Beach Planning Commission with plans to build a resort on Bay Avenue, right next door to Southwinds. The new streamlined plan reduced the portion of four story buildings with the rest sloping down to just over three. The resort includes two restaurants one to serve the resort and one to cater to walk-in diners a banquet and conference center, and a pool area. Russo believes the resort would be an asset to the community, and he doesnt see it having problems getting off the ground. Things are happening despite the North Beach Planning Commission economy, he said. The current project is a simplified similar locale. version of the previous one, without the The planning commission asked parking garages and a little more in tune about possible expansions and how he with the feel of North Beach. The resort would compensate for them. Lee Travers, would be something to bring money into commissioner, requested Russo keep in North Beach without the town having to mind goals for the future of North Beach. pour resources into it to keep it afloat. We want this town to become a Weve got to construct something huge walking town, he said. that can support itself, he said, citing the Russo said some parking will be vaRod N Reel in Chesapeake Beach as a let, off-site parking and they will direct

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visitors to local attractions. North Beach citizens had varied comments on the resort, some staunchly against it because it will block their view to the bay and change the small town atmosphere of North Beach. Others supported the plan and the revenue it will bring into the town. Questions and comments aside, the commission supported the idea and rec-

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer We were a bit lucky, Pat Nutter, Calvert County commissioner said about the lack of damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. We were very surprised we didnt have more damage. Nutters neighborhood weathered the storm well, despite sounds during the night that made him think they lost trees, even though they never lost power. Southern Maryland was ready for a storm on the level of Hurricane Irene or even worse, with the weather channel forecasting three storms converging on the area in a storm to reach unprecedented levels. Nutter stopped by the storm shelter at Huntington High School and said he found it well staffed by county and state workers, and the people using the shelter to be in good spirits. Chesapeake Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl said the only damage he saw was two fallen trees one in town and one on Bayside Road coming into the beaches. The first missed all houses and property, only blocking the street until it was cleared out. The other took down power lines, which Wahl said were repaired before the wind started to pick up.

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Sandy Breezes By Southern Maryland

County volunteers unload cots into the shelter at Huntingtown High School.

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Even the election signs are still standing, said Pat Haddon of North Beach, after driving around both North Beach and Chesapeake Beach. She did


not observe the type of amount of damage seen after Hurricane Irene last year, noting flowerpots still standing and a roof tarp remaining in place. In the southern end of the county, Chesapeake Ranch Estates (CRE) resident Kal Weller said he lost power at 4 p.m. and it was back on by 10 a.m. Neither he nor his neighbors sustained damage. Stephanie Marcino, also a CRE resident, said her power was only out for a couple hours. Marcinos home sustained significant damage from a tree during Hurricane Irene, but she said the incident was not repeated this year. Jerry Clark, president of the county commissioners and resident of Lusby, said a tree came down in his neighbor-

hood Monday afternoon, but no homes or vehicles were damaged. They cut up and removed it before the storm picked up. He commended SMECO for their work to restore power to the area. SMECO was braced for the worst. Spokesman Tom Dennison said they had 114 work crews ready for the storm, bringing in backups from North Carolina and Georgia. Crews stayed in hotels to be positioned for expediency in dealing with downed power lines and outages. The work force was similar to the one used during Hurricane Irene, though Dennison said SMECO was markedly more proactive this year. In addition to crews on the street, SMECO beefed up personnel in the call center to handle the expected influx of

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calls. Prior to the forecast, Dennison said teams worked to replace copper wires with stronger aluminum ones and trimmed trees to keep wires clear of branches. SMECO has a really strong record during major weather events, according to Dennison, who added they plan to continue the streak. We take reliability seriously, he said. As of press time, 578 SMECO customers continued to be without power zero in Calvert County, one in Charles County and 577 in St. Marys County.
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The Calvert County Sheriffs Office Animal Control Unit will be holding its 4th Annual Amnesty Week for pet owners to purchase pet licenses at a reduced cost. The event will be held Nov. 5-11, excluding Election Day. Licenses may only be purchased at the reduced price at the following locations and times, at the Calvert County Sheriffs Office Nov. 5, 7, 8, and 9 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. and Nov. 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Beach Volunteer Fire Department on Nov. 5 from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department on Nov. 7 from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. and Solomons Volunteer Fire Department on Nov. 8 from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. The cost for a spayed/neutered pet will be $3 and non-spayed/non-neutered pet will be $10. A copy of the pets current rabies vaccination and proof of spay or neuter will need to be provided to purchase the pet license. Cash or check will be accepted. For more information or questions please contact the Animal Control Unit at 410-535-1600x2526.

Construction Begins On Southern Library

Renovations have begun on the new location for the Southern Branch Library; part of the Calvert County Library System. The design team is led by Gant Brunnett Architects and the General Contractor is W. M. Davis, according to a press release. Library patrons can anticipate access to an expanded collection area with integrated lounge space, distinctive WiFi counters, personal access computer stations, group meeting and private study rooms. Individualized teen and childrens areas serve to engage the youth in the community while enhanced staff work spaces allow personnel to oversee the performance of the library as a whole. Construction is expected to be complete in February 2013. The mission of the Calvert County Library System is to provide learning resources and opportunities through their principles of imagination, information, and inspiration. Currently there are four branch locations; Calvert Library in Prince Frederick, Fairview in Owings, Twin Beaches in Chesapeake Beach, and Southern which will move from Lusby to the new location in Solomons upon the completion of construction. Gant Brunnett Architects performs architectural design services for a variety of institutional and commercial clients. Recent projects include the Ludlum Hall Administration Building at Anne Arundel Community College, the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Parlett L. Moore Library at Coppin State University, and the Spauldings and Greenbelt Libraries for the Prince Georges County Memorial Library System.


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Every third grader in Calvert will receive a special gift from the Rotary Club their very own dictionary. Rotary Club member Gene Karol has handed out dictionaries for the past Stop by & check out 10 years, working with The Dictionary Project, which has grown from a handour selection ful of schools to every single one in the of quality estate county, including Calvert public elementary, Cardinal Hickey Academy, Calverjewelery and unique ton School and Our Lady Star of the Sea School (OLSS). pawnshop treasures. Rotary member Martha Canfield helped Karol pass out dictionaries and said it is wonderful to see the childrens faces when they receive their dictionary. The kids enjoy it, she said. They cant believe they get to keep them. During his presentation, Karol helped students to find the word friendship, telling them it is a very important Photos by Sarah Miller word. He encouraged them to know its Gene Karol and Martha Canfield presented OLSS students with dictionaries. meaning and how to apply it to their For more information about the diclous in an age where the internet is so lives. accessible and physical books are being tionary project, visit www.dictionaryOLSS third grade teacher Trish 410-535-0488 rett said students look forward to diction- replaced with Nooks, Kindles, computer 102 Central Square Dr. (Next to Outback) ary day. She thinks the project is fabu- screens and smart phones. Maryland DLLR NO. 01-2534 E. Kovandzic They need to know how to use a book dictionary too, she said. I N H ON O R O F DIAB E T E S MONTH Students couldnt wait to use their dictionaries. Amber George Calvert Memorial Hospital Presents: looked up her name, Screenings: amber, and found out - Blood it is a color as well as a fossilized resin used in Pressure jewelry. George intends - Body to take her dictionary to Spend an evening with us and learn Composition her grandmothers house to show off her discovery. how you can lower your risk - Foot Other students found Screening of complications from diabetes. their favorite words as well. Makya Clark - Vascular Date: Thursday, November 15 looked up bun because (Call for an theyre good to eat. Time: 5:30 8:00 p.m. appointment) Anna Bynum looked up excited because most Place: Outpatient Concourse - A1c of the time Im happy.


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Edward Scissorhands Moves From Screen to Stage

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Allen Price volunteered to help with adaptation of the movie Edward Scissorhands into a play for Patuxent High School drama department and ended up becoming the director. Adapting Tim Burtons classic for the stage at Patuxent wasnt easy. Price said students gave up weekends, Friday nights and even summer days to design the sets, creating the signature bushes and houses, castle for the backdrops and in addition to creating rolling sets to bring all the locations to life in more detail. The kids have been highly involved, Price said, adding the production took nearly six months and 50 students. From grandmothers house to Edwards castle, the entirety of the film is brought to life. Techs move sets, create special effects and work lights and sound. The actors pull props through windows for quick scene changes. An extended stage provides more room for props. Allen said the play is not an identical copy of the movie. For instance, scenes on screen dont have to flow from one to the other. The director could cut and pick up the action in an entirely different location. In a play, there has to be a reason to move from one set to the other. Creating transitions where none were changed some moments. Other changes came from students creativity. Price said he and Assistant Director Betty Goldstein incorporate student creativity and personal touches to characters and props. They have to figure out how to work it all, Price said. Despite the differences, Price said the play is still the same story people have come to know and love. Before the first nail was put into the first prop, Price went from just helping out to figuring out how to organize and focus everybody after the previous director transferred to a school closer to her home. Its really difficult to get 50 people to move in the Kim and Edward have a peaceful moment in the snow. same direction, Price said. Joyce Monroe, one of the housewives. This was Garbers He added the students dedication made sure the show first play, and she intends to be involved in the spring musicould go on. cal and more productions before graduation. Senior Cameron Forrest, playing Jim, talked about Senior Eric Bradford, playing titular Edward, said how much work went into building the set and preparing adapting a script not written for the stage was difficult, but for opening night. He said he joined the Patuxent theater he has had fun helping make it happen. Like Forrest, Bradgroup his first year and learned there is no such thing as an ford said he was bitten by the theatre bug in his freshman easy production. year and never looked back. I have put blood and sweat into this department, Show dates are Nov. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 4 at Forrest said. 2 p.m. For more information, including ticket prices and Other logistical issues included working around purchasing, visit sports and other extracurricular activities. Sophomore Savannah Garber juggled soccer practice and games to play

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Chesapeake Ranch Estates Addresses Underage Drinking

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Calvert, along with the rest of the state, is attacking underage drinking head on. The Underage Alcohol Abuse Reduction Team (UAART) is focusing efforts first on the Chesapeake Ranch Estates (CRE). Members of the community helped take strides in finding areas to focus on during a meeting on Oct. 24. Maryland Strategic Framework Monitor Anna Black is responsible for the use and spending of the grant $33,000 per fiscal year for five years received through the Maryland Strategic Prevention Framework. Choosing CRE had a polarizing effect, Black said. Some residents welcomed the program, and the money it brings, while others had concerns about their communitys association a target for underage alcohol use reduction. Black said a positive force in the community should help shed the negative perception regarding underage alcohol use. Starting in CRE will help the reduction team dig deeper roots in the community and elicit positive changes elsewhere, Black said. It all spreads out, inch by inch, she said. Black said they chose CRE because it is a pre-established community with a leadership framework, including a homeowners association to help efforts by the team. The powers that be in the community have been helpful and supportive in every way possible, she said. She said integrating alcohol awareness groups and classes is easier in CRE, which has public venues for community classes and clubs. The team has yet to determine the exact natures of actions to take in CRE. During Wednesdays evening meeting, most agreed disseminating information to parents is important. Parents need to know how to prevent their children from drinking. Some parents serve alcohol to keep kids at their home, stating, at least they know there the children are, Black said. However, no reason is a good one, and such actions can have serious consequences. The supplier could be fined or jailed, and underage drinking has serious health risks. The group discussed other factors to underage drinking, such as availability, social acceptability and a lack of perceived consequences. When the crowd broke into smaller groups, local alcohol storeowner Mike Hart advocated ramifications such as revoking their drivers license to make anyone think

Small groups discuss how to address underage drinking.

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twice before buying alcohol for minors. He suggested to his group that law enforcement needs more teeth in dealing with young adults buying alcohol for underage friends. Black took all ideas and said she will make them into a presentation to send to the state. Everything will help alcohol re-

duction team move toward implementing a plan, she said. The next meeting is planned for January. Black said the date will be decided once the state gives her further feedback and instruction.


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The CalverT GazeTTe asked eaCh Chesapeake BeaCh Town CounCil Three quesTions.
1 Why are you running for town council? 2 - Why do you believe you are the right person to be on the Town Council? What kind of experience do you have that could benefit the town? 3 - What do you believe are the biggest issues facing Chesapeake Beach in the coming coming years and how do you hope to address those issues? Below are their answers. sults which you can see - Town Hall Renovation Committee, Landscape and Beautification Committee, The Rededication of Veterans Memorial Park, the Water park Advisory Committee and served on the Railway Hiker/Biker Train and the Beach Trolley Association. I was Instrumental in fostering the Improvements at Kellems Field, Streetscape Project on Route 201/261 and the Town receiving the Banner City Award from The Maryland Municipal Association. I have advocated for the Town before our State and Federal Legislators and procured millions of dollars in grant money for the town. I support a balanced economy for high quality services at an affordable level, dedicated to preserve our small town heritage from unrestrained growth and sprawl. Promise to avoid tax increases and to keep our utility rates as low as possible. I support the Beach Buccaneers Athletic Programs, our community businesses and our charter fishing community. I bring experienced leadership having served as president of the Maryland Municipal League representing the 157 Municipalities in Maryland; president of the Southern Maryland Municipal Association, president of the Beach Trolley Association, Graduate of Leadership Maryland, Fellow of the University of Maryland Academy of Excellence in Local Government; Graduate M.S. in Management, Johns Hopkins University and B. A. University of Maryland, Criminology. Issues facing Chesapeake Beach in the coming years include: growth, increase in utility rates, avoiding tax Increases, infrastructure improvements, public safety, keeping and promoting community business. When you cant run on your record, youll create issues that affect voters emotions. They are growth, traffic and overcrowding of schools. All three problems are currently being dealt with on the county and state levels. The biggest and most urgent town issue is the utility rates. Im in favor of what the commission had proposed except for the time frame. I dont think we can swallow a 130 percent increase over three years, its too much, too fast. We need to spread that out over five to six years.

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My primary goal is to maintain the small town charm we enjoy here in Chesapeake Beach. I support a safe environment for our kids to grow up in and for adults to prosper in. I love our town. I have supported the services it provides to our citizens, the recreational opportunities currently available, and stewardship of our environmental resources. Having served eight years on town council, I am very familiar with the issues facing our town in these tough economic times. Being a fiscal conservative, I understand that it is your money not mine and that every dollar ought to be spent with care and forethought. Ive lowered property taxes twice and will not support an increase; finally, I have been a vocal advocate for our rainy day fund. The biggest issues are residential growth, small business development, the water and sewer rate structure, and over crowding at Beach Elementary School. I will continue to fight for controlled growth that responsibly preserves our neighborhoods. I will continue to oppose any high-density, large development that may be proposed behind Chesapeake Village. We need to concentrate our town government resources and energy on promoting small businesses that have a low impact like Tylers, the barber shop, the new child care business; and encouraging business to move into spaces previously occupied by Ledos, Crooked-I, the Ice Cream Shop under the library, Beach Cove; not on residential growth increases. How in the world can you justify charging less the more you use? It is not logical.

Robert E. Carpenter
I believe in public service, as my wife did and my parents did. We each have an obligation to be involved in our community ... to help make it better. That involvement can take many forms. I serve as the president of the Beach Trolley Association and as president of Windward Key Homeowners Association. I am a member of the Calvert Marine Museum Board and the Arts Council of Calvert County. I served on the Chesapeake Beach Board of Appeals. In 2008, the voters gave me the honor of serving on our Town Council. I have never taken the trust placed in me for granted and never will. As elected officials we have an obligation to serve all of the people, not a select few and certainly should never do anything that even has the appearance of profiting ourselves. Unfortunately, that is just what has happen in Chesapeake Beach. One of our Council Members felt it was appropriate to change the

Zoning Ordinance to protect her view of the Chesapeake Bay. Equally unfortunate was that three of her colleagues went along with her. I voted against this motion and pledge to the voters of Chesapeake Beach that in any future vote that appears to profit one person or one group of people that I will not only oppose such an effort, but will speak out against it, as I did in the instance just cited. I will continue to be the taxpayers advocate on the Town Council if re-elected. Those of us elected and appointed to serve our fellow citizens have a responsibility to always be prepared, to participate in the discussion and make every decision based solely on what is best for our Town. As a member of the Town Council, I have prepared, participated and carefully weighted every decision. I will continue to prepare, participate and never put my personal agenda ahead of what is best for our Town. While a number of issues face Chesapeake Beach in the coming years, there are several that demand our immediate attention. Water and Sewer Rates - The Commission established by the Mayor to explore the Water and Sewer Rate Structure has made a recommendation, which is a good first step, and now it is the Councils turn to examine the proposal and determine what structure is appropriate. If there will be an increase - how much and spread over how long. I agree with my colleagues that the current structure needs to be revised. But it must be fair and equitable to all users. Punishing one group does not make sense and is not in the best interests of the Town. Annexation and Growth - Growth is not bad. But, it must be controlled and well thought out. Most of us would not be living in Chesapeake Beach today if the Town Mothers and Town Fathers had pulled up the drawbridge 10 or 20 or 30 years ago, as some suggest we do now. New residents bring new ideas. If the pull up the drawbridgers had their way, the only candidate for Town Council today would be Wesley Donovan. He is only candidate born and raised in Chesapeake Beach. All the rest of us are newbies. And, annexation is not bad if it makes sense. We dont know if the annexation that has received so much attention in this campaign is good or bad because some of my colleagues dismissed it without even a discussion. Having an open mind is what makes a good public servant. Deciding an issue before an open and honest discussion does not make a good public servant.

Gail C. Harris
[Harris is running] to provide a dollar of service for every tax dollar collected; to discourage special interest and privileges for the few; to encourage small business development; to promote smart growth; to promote tourism; to explore the need for a full time water park manager; and, to stop frivolous spending by eliminating unnecessary spending. I will apply 35 years of government service in the urban planning, solid waste, and building inspection field. I am ready and willing to donate my time and services. My experience would allow me to utilize help revamp our bid process and hiring practices. I hold a Community College Teaching Credential and taught as an adjunct instructor at a community college for eight years before relocating to the East Coast. Our town looks pretty good. I think as small towns go our town employees do a wonderful job. I do believe there is much to be desired however with the status quo of the town council and mayors position. As a council member, I will: 1. Encourage an opportunity for small business development and controlled growth. Small business generates 75 percent of the employment in this country. Yet, our town is underutilized. We need to rezone areas that have been down zoned and revitalize this area. If a barbershop, a real estate office, or other walking commercial strip neighborhood businesses were developed in what was once a neighborhood commercial strip north of Route 260, jobs will soon be created. And, there are many out of work who would benefit from these jobs. We need to find ways to fill the empty commercial spaces, also in our town. These things can be accomplished within the confines of our Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance. I think there should be preference given to small businesses in our town submitting bids to do work. I am as strongly opposed to hiring an out of town zoning firm who is not accessible in favor of the current zoning administrator that was already on staff and knew our town like the back of his hand. Why is our tax dollar being wasted? 2. Promote controlled growth. If residential property is allowed to be annexed into our town, the developer can construct four times the number of homes. In the residential areas surrounding the town the zoning allows one home per acre and in the

Wes Donovan
As a lifelong resident of Chesapeake Beach, my wife and I are happily raising our family here. I want to maintain the small town charm and integrity of Chesapeake Beach. Once elected, I would be the fourth generation to serve the citizens of the town of Chesapeake Beach. We need problem solvers and thinkers on the council, not people who are only against issues of the day. Ive worked hard to get elected, and will continue to work hard once elected. Everything I do, someone else comes first. At work, our employees and customers are first. At home, its my children and wife. As a councilman, the voters of Chesapeake Beach will come first. My years of running successful local businesses have given me the experience of how to control expenses and be fiscally responsible. The town has a great tax base and I will keep property taxes and utility rates low, while maintaining the same high level of services provided by the town. With my leadership, our community would continue to prosper and flourish.

Stewart B. Cumbo
I am a 22-year resident in the Town of Chesapeake Beach and I have served diligently as our Town Councilman for the last 12 years committed to our Town Government and to the continued revitalization of this community. I have chaired key projects in town which have brought about very positive re-


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town its one home for every quarter acre. Please dont think that a developer isnt looking to turn 60-80 homes into 240-320 homes. In order for this to happen our infrastructure must be in place and/or monies collected for said infrastructure. I read the plan for the first development stage and the only traffic mitigation was to construct two lanes at Harbor and 261. Thats hardly enough! With 320 homes and 75 percent of the homes have three cars on the outset we are looking at approximately 1000 trips at least two times per day dumping onto 261. I dont know about you but it will take more money and mitigation than upgrading one intersection. What about the runoff from pesticides and such ultimately finding its way to the bay, there are air quality issues, school issues, and the like. There should be a full environmental impact report addressing all the potential impacts of the annexation. We need to consider our quality of life, as well. Unless these impacts are mitigated beyond collecting sewer/water tap fees our quality of life will be impacted. 3. I would like to see the Election Code revised. Its useless to put on all the candidates signs and materials that the candidate authorizes it unless where the funds came from to purchase all those advertising materials came from. The people have a right to know. North Beach adopted such a code and they tweaked the states version, from what I understand. Our current administration thinks its just too difficult, not so. These are the same people who want our volunteer Mayor and Council seats to be paid positions. Yes, you know what happens, pay a small salary and then vote themselves increases. I think we all have a right to know whos pulling whos strings and how much money is being donated and from whom to gain a volunteer seat. 4. There is a lot of talent in this town. As I walk the town I find very capable and responsible people willing to sit on boards and offer their expertise. I offered my service as a contract administrator for government in solid waste with over 10 years experience. I gave the town my resume and said call me Im happy to look over the RFP, interview process, contract proposals and award process. I never received a call. We got so much less for our money. Recycling only every other week, picking up our bulk trash once a month, two-day trash pick up reduced by two months. This plan should have warranted going back out for bid. 5. Why are there special ordinances and/or exceptions to discourage or prohibit community pools in certain subdivisions? Horizons and Winward Key Developments have swimming pools. Why not Richfield Station? 6. Our web site is in dire need of updating to contain current information, our newsletter needs to be sent by email to save on printing and postage costs, we need more transparency in our town so people can keep up on whats going on.

all have duty, and this is mine. Our town is poised to enter the next phase of its life, we need to have persons in place on the council who are ready to lead us there, I am that person. I have been all over this world and I have seen many things and with that insight alone I believe I can add a great deal of clarity to what the future could hold for Chesapeake Beach. The town of Chesapeake Beach has grown very fast in the last 15 years, it may have grown too fast. We need to address things like over crowded schools, utility rates, and traffic. We need to attract small businesses to our town; they must feel as if they will have a chance to succeed. If elected, I will work with the people of Chesapeake Beach, the council and the Mayor to open mindedly address ways to fairly and equitably work through each of those issues.

Jeff Krahling
My name is Jeff Krahling and I first visited the twin beaches 24 years ago and was instantly drawn to the small town atmosphere. I quickly decided that this was where I wanted to live, play, and make my living. For the past 24 years I have been working here in the real estate business. As a business owner and having a genuine interest in this town, I am aware and have researched the issues and challenges that we face. I enjoy talking to people about town issues and understanding their concerns. During our conversations, I find out how they envision the future of this town and, if I have the honor of being elected, will share those opinions with the mayor and town council and work to keep this a great town. Working together with the citizens, the council, and the mayor, I feel I can provide new insight and ideas, and have a positive effect on the future of this town. I have spoken to many citizens over the years and understand where people stand on the issues. I have attended 44 of the last 47 town council meetings and voiced the opinions and concerns of many citizens on several issues over the years. I believe I understand the challenges that face our town and have lots of ideas on how to address these challenges, most of which involve making sure that we are spending our tax dollars frugally with an emphasis on a balanced budget to avoid any increase in taxes. I feel we have a few challenges that need to be addressed; the most important is how to deal with the upcoming deficit of the water and sewer utility costs. The rate structure for many years used the new hook up tap fees that are billed to every new building unit to subsidize the rates. Now the poor economy has caught up to us with declining tap fees. For the past few years a couple of committees have been formed to review the water and sewer plan and to develop a new plan to address the increased expenses. One committee recently presented their findings and proposal at a town hall meeting. They put in many hours and did a fine job.

David Hendry
I believe in giving back, I served our nation for almost 30 years and that sense of giving back has never left me. Just because I have retired from the Army does not mean I stop giving back, we

Unfortunately the proposal continues to contain the large volume structure that has the biggest water users paying less than those using much less water, namely the residential units. I will work to bring forth a more equitable plan in which everyone pays the same amount of a gallon of water. Another concern is self-sustainment of the water park. We have been subsidizing the park with hundreds of thousands of dollars from the general fund for the past several years. The park is getting older and unfortunately planning for maintenance was not a high priority. The park is in need of maintenance that must be addressed for the safety and comfort of the many guests. I will work to ensure a full analysis of the overall condition of the park is conducted that can be used to formulate a plan to ensure the park remains safe, in good maintenance, and able to operate without requiring monies from the general fund. Finally, I will fight against annexation of the 103 acres behind Chesapeake Beach Village. This land is currently approved by the county for approximately 60 units and is not within our borders. If the land is annexed into our town the building density could increase to as many as 400 units. This would burden our roads and schools, and would not be responsible growth. The comprehensive town plan has current approval for 212 units within our borders spread over the entire township, and an addition 442 units waiting for approval. The growth of the current approvals and potential for the additional units is smart and reasonable growth. We simply do not need to annex any additional residential growth but instead we need to encourage and promote business growth. I will work to make the town more business friendly and fill vacant storefronts. I will recommend a committee be established to find ways to improve the town bid process and award more bids to local businesses. Additionally, I will recommend a committee be established to move the utility lines exiting Richfield Station for a clear view of traffic, and recommend a committee be established to investigate installing a safe walking path from Chesapeake Village to the town. My goals for Chesapeake Beach are to preserve and safeguard our small town atmosphere; collaborate with the residents, mayor, and town council to find solutions to the challenges we face in our town. My qualifications include 30 years of successful entrepreneurship with experience in business and financial management. I am a Graduate of the 2012 University of Maryland Excellence in local governance program, a member of the Chesapeake Beach Board of Appeals, the Calvert County Charitable Permit Committee, Calvert County Housing Authority, and a member of the Southern Maryland board of Realtors Professional Standards Committee.

future. Secondly I want to play a key role in assuring that our small town lifestyle is maintained while striving for a secure financially solid future as well. My sole focus is to serve the residents to the best of my ability using all the tools and experience I possess. I am open-minded and will welcome input from any and all residents to help guide me in my decisions. You can be sure I will attend all meetings with this thought in mind: Is this in the best interest of the town? I have been locally employed for 26 years with the same company. Developing budgets, evaluating buying decisions, supervising employees, chairing my companies Human Resources committee, evaluating employees, event planning, customer service, and inventory control are all included in my scope of work for my primary employment. These skills coupled with my 10 years on the Chesapeake Beach Planning and Zoning board and the classes I have taken for the Academy of Excellence in Local Governance program have provided me vast experience on which to draw. Our largest issues in town in my view are the sewer and water rates and planning for the future to ensure of small town affordable way of life. We have a good start on the sewer and water rate structure provided to us by the appointed Sewer and Water Commission. They supplied us with a good base for data and a well thought out plan. I do believe we can use this as a base plan with some changes to make sure we have a fair and equitable plan to all residents and businesses. I look forward to working closely with the other town council members on this if I am elected. Planning for the future of the town and exploring all options of available for financing our services and infrastructure is a key to keeping taxes low for town residents. This must be done in simultaneously with protecting our towns way of life. Some view growth as not part of this equation. I disagree. The town is in the solid position today based on decisions made by past town councils to grow slowly and smartly. But I believe the current council has lost sight of the planning and I look forward, if elected, to getting back on this path. Establishing a give and take relationship with the council will be imperative.

Patrick J. Mahoney
I am running because I love this Town and the folks who live here raising families and enjoying retirement. For 16 years I have diligently served as an independent voice on Town Council. My votes always support our citizens who work, pay taxes, raise a family and seniors enjoying retirement. I lowered your town tax rate four times. I kept our water rates very affordable knowing water usage grows as families grow. I pledge to support: Outstanding Town services with lowest tax rate possible.

Jeffrey S. LaBar
I am running for Town Council for a number of reasons. First and foremost I love this town and the way it has matured in the last 20 years. I want to continue this in the

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Another tax decrease. I am fiscally frugal with your money. Growth for small businesses to prosper in a vibrant town center Economic development study to attract new businesses to town/keep current ones Character of our single home, town home and condo communities Beach Elementary Green spaces, the Bay and the environment Public safety for all Small town charm is what we love about our bayside community and why we moved here. I support a balanced approach to growth, as we need more small businesses, more foot traffic and fewer cars. We need to ensure we remain a small town and not transform into a Chesapeake Beach City. In 16 years I have formulated and passed 16 town budgets. My wife and I moved here to raise our son in a wholesome environment with a good education. We succeeded and I want to ensure that each growing family succeeds as well. I will soon retire here and I know Chesapeake Beach needs to remain a senior friendly town Issues facing Chesapeake Beach are: 1. Utility rates I support a rate structure that is fair to all. Mayor Wahls 130 percent rate increase for average consumers and the 75 percent discount he gives to his special interest friends cannot be tolerated. With the right Council we can override these unfair proposals 2. Economic Development We must the Towns future with an aggressive approach to small businesses prosperity. 3. Traffic It is becoming dangerous. With properly balanced zoning ordinances, we can remain a small town. 4. Taxes I want to lower them again. I will mind each budget with a sharp pencil and a keen sense of fiscal responsibility enabling another tax decrease. 5. Water Park It is overrun with out of county people and the food prices are extravagant. We need to take it back for our Town residents to enjoy.

Frank W. Purdy III

I have traveled the world during my military and business careers. My travels constantly remind me how lucky I am to live here in the US and Chesapeake Beach. Of course Im not implying were perfect or devoid of challenges. I love this country and I love this Town and will, from my heart, fight to preserve what we have and to improve on whats here in the best interests of the citizens of Chesapeake Beach. I believe my background, business experience and open-minded commonsense approach to problem solving is needed to move our Town forward and help us work through the difficult issues. Winston Churchill once said, A fanatic is one who cant change his mind and wont change the subject. I am not a fanatic. I believe disagreement is healthy, open

debate and discourse is good, but defiant disagreement benefits no one. Government and business leaders are not always going to agree but the most successful leaders compromise. My experiences have taught me to recognize the need to compromise in the interest of progress. I can clearly define the issues and work with others to find a middle ground and move Chesapeake Beach forward. I will not settle for deciding another day because we cant agree today. Political posturing at the expense of an elected officials constituency is appalling to me. I may compromise my position but I will not compromise my principles. Citizens should demand integrity, accountability and transparency from their elected officials. Our Town has seen a steady decline of small businesses over the last four years. Small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. I am a pro-growth, probusiness candidate who firmly believes its in the citizens best interest to expand the economy, create opportunity for everyone and maintain a tax rate thats fare and equitable. Ill work with the Council and entrepreneurs to attract and support small businesses. A national economic storm is brewing the trickle down effect of the national financial crisis has and will continue to have an impact our Town and I will work with all Town officials to identify measures we can put in place to minimize the impact on our Town and to protect our citizens. The cost of Town provided services is steadily increasing while the revenue from growth has been on the decline. The next Town Council will have to address this problem head-on and not continue to kick the can down the road. I believe my experience running a prosperous business has equipped me to understand the challenges and help define a solution equitable to the entire community. Ill work with the Council, the Mayor and our citizens to: Define a vision for our Town that leads to greater prosperity for our businesses and citizens. Collaborate with municipal, county, state, federal and businesses to smartly, effectively and efficiently promote our Town. Create business incentives to attract companies to Chesapeake Beach. Motivate businesses and developers to create a thriving Town center our citizens and visitors will enjoy.

scholar in business at the graduate level. I have worked for over ten years in private industry and have held upper management positions in the national homebuilder industry. I have served for five years, and continue to serve, as treasurer of my HOA where we have never raised dues. We have seen a number of businesses leave town over the last four years. Chesapeake Beach needs leaders who understand how to create a business friendly environment for all businesses large and small; and leaders who understand the proper role of government in the process. There are a number of special privilege ordinances on the books with which should be dealt. The biggest issue, now and in the coming term, that must be dealt with is the water and sewer rate structure. Currently, we have a tiered rate structure in which low volume users subsidize high volume users. In some cases low volume users pay 1,000 percent more than high volume users. In addition, property owners are subject to a minimum charge, which is equivalent to a hidden property tax. There has been no serious plan introduced publicly to address this atrocity. This particular ordinance has been on the books since the 1980s. I have yet to meet a resident who knew about it. Obviously, we have an issue with transparency. Advancing public awareness on this issue and others like it while electing council members with the will to address them is the direction we need to go in order to solve the issues of special privilege laws. We need to adopt a universal rate structure for water and sewer billing. We need a structure in which some users are not preferred over other users. We need a structure void of special privilege in which all users pay the same rate per gallon of water consumed.

Julie L. Spano
Id like to be re-elected to Town Council so I can support positive changes throughout the Town. Id like to continue to work with the Council so we can develop a structure that will keep your water rates affordable. I dont want a town government that rubber stamps the interests of big businesses. It will be important to maintain our small town atmosphere and ensure that our schools dont become more overcrowded and roads dont become more congested. I dont want our town to be run by the interests of big business and driven by the gambling dollar. It is important to have Council members that work for the citizenry we represent. I rejected the proposal to raise the water rates for Chesapeake Beach citizens that would increase their rates up to 130 percent. Ive supported the improvements to Kellams Field, re-decking the boardwalk, and completing up the Railway Trail. I also supported installation of the speed camera in front of Beach Elementary School that helps ensure that drivers are driving at a reduced speed in front of the elementary school, making it safer for our children. Voters should choose me if they want to maintain the small town atmosphere, where the education and welfare of our children is a priority, and where we en-

Eric Reinhardt
I am the right person for the job because I have the experience, the knowledge, and the principled approach to bring common sense to the governing process in Chesapeake Beach. I studied Political Science/Pre-Law at West Virginia University and am a Delta Mu Delta honors

sure a safe community for our seniors. I do not support any expansion of gambling in our Town. I feel our budget should not be dependent on gambling revenues, and the accompanying social ills. I do not support the current water rate structure that grants a significant reduced commercial rate, and puts the financial burden on the backs of residential citizens. I recommended the skate park project to provide wholesome youth recreational opportunities. I do not support annexation -- additional development would have negative impacts on traffic congestion and school overcrowding. I am a fiscal conservative and understand that it is the taxpayers dollars that are being spent. I dont want big business or gambling interests to make the decisions for this town. In the end, I want Chesapeake Beach to retain the small-town atmosphere and be a safe place to raise your family. What kind of experience do you have that could benefit the town? Ive served on the Town Council for the past four years and in those four years I voted to reduce your taxes; I am a fiscal conservative. I am always aware that its your tax dollar that we are spending. Ive worked tirelessly for you and your families over the past four years. I bring to the position 29 years of Federal service, with experience in managing budgets, human resources, and business and facilities management. The biggest issues facing the town are: Annexation - There was a recent proposal brought to the Council to move the Town boundaries and annex property into the Town to accommodate construction of 400 more residences. If approved, that development would overcrowd our schools, and add congestion to our already burdened roadways with approximately 1,000 more vehicles. While I rejected the annexation (along with Council members Mahoney, Beaudin, and Lamb), I am concerned that the proposal will resurface if there is a shift in the membership of the Council, which would be favorable to the annexation. When you vote, it will be important for you to identify those candidates who support your position on this issue, and vote accordingly. The future face of the Town depends on it. Utility Rates - I voted against the proposal that would raise your water fees by up to 130 percent. I will continue to work diligently to ensure that a fair water rate structure is put into place and that the burden is not placed on the average citizen, while big businesses receive a reduced rate. A fair and equitable rate has to be put into place so everyone pays the same amount for a gallon of water. Traffic - Our roads are already overcrowded, and the proposed annexation south of Town would add approximately 1,000 vehicles on our already overburdened roads. That additional traffic would go directly through town and past the elementary school. Also, making a left turn at Old Bayside Road onto Route 261 is already a problem and the annexation would just exacerbate it. Another traffic hazard is at Richfield Station. Exiting Richfield Station and turning left onto Route 260 is hazardous. Both of these intersections are dangerous, and we need to address those problems, not dump more traffic onto our roadways.


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Local Florist Proves The Power of Flowers

By Corrin M. Howe Editor/Staff Writer Flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as people age, according to a 2001 research project conducted by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. "The results are significant because as our nation grows older and life becomes more stressful, we look for easy and natural ways to enhance our lives Aut Fuller, left, and his wife Connie meet 26 years ago soon after Floral - and the lives of our Expressions opened. aging parents," said Dr. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, professor of psychology and director of the Human Development Lab at Rutgers. "Now, one simple answer is right under our noses." Aut Fuller, owner of Floral Expressions in Dunkirk, created Expressions of Hope to present senior citizens around Calvert with a vase of free flowers. I drove by a cemetery one day and thought it was a shame that the floral arrangements and wreaths were left to the mercy of the natural elements. In the last six months, Aut and his wife Connie have recycled funeral and wedding arrangements and delivered 500 small vases to hospice, senior centers, nursing homes, and the hospital. Funeral homes, wedding parties and One example of the dragons for sale at Floral Expressions. the recipients of the Expressions of Hope are catching on to Auts idea. The funeral more. Were a one-stop-shop, Connie said. directors call when the family is done with Aut credits their success to being the flowers and Aut will come pick them up. Someone from the wedding will bring friendly. We still have regular customers the flowers back to the shop and the nurs- who have been with us since the beginning. ing homes return the small vases for Aut to Its nice to see kids who used to come in for prom coming in now for weddings and refill. There is a lot of research on the power babies. Like other local small businesses, Aut of a flower and smile, Aut said. Recently I delivered 38 arrangements to Solomons said the past five years has been tough, esNursing home, a cute little lady sat in the pecially with Internet fraud damaging the lobby as I unloaded. On my last trip I asked industry. Connie explains how websites will if she wanted one. She picked a pink flower. steal local florists keywords and pretend to Her smile was cute. Residents can bring in their unused be a local florist. Instead, the websites will vases and baskets for Expressions of Hope. promise everything not knowing we arent In return they will receive a free small open on Sundays or dont have pink roses in stock. arrangement. We feel bad for the customers who Floral Expressions is a combination florist and gift shop in Owings on south- bought flowers through these websites, esbound Route 4 immediately south of the pecially for funerals. They (funerals) are a one shot deal, said Aut. Chaneyville Road intersection. The Fullers hope to see a law in MaryAut said that despite owning the business in the same location for the last 26 land similar to California, requiring florist years, new customers come in everyday list its address on the website. This way the and say, Are you new? Ive never seen you consumer will know whether or not she is here before. If Id known you were a gift dealing with a local florist. For more information about Floral shop, I wouldve stopped by sooner. First impression of the business is Expressions, their website is www.calvertmore gift shop since the floral section is in, their phone number is 410-257the back and hidden in a corner behind the 7775. Their Facebook page for Expressions of Hope is register. The store has cards, Yankee candles, Expressions-of-Hope/121375131317058?ref jewelry, tiny glass critters, dragons and =ts&fref=ts

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Wells Moves Across the Street

By Corrin M. Howe Editor/Staff Writer Newly appointed Circuit Court Judge E. Gregory Wells is looking forward to working with his mentor and old friends at the Calvert courthouse. Governor Martin OMalley called Oct. 24 shortly after Wells walked in from his current position as judge for Marylands District Court Four. The governor elevated Wells to replace Judge Warren J. Krug, who had retired this past March. I was happy to accept, Wells said. Life in district court is fast paced, but Im looking forward to working across the street. Wells traveled between Calvert, Charles and St. Marys district courts to preside over similar types of cases, but now he will stay in one courtroom. His caseload will include family law, more felony criminal cases and higher stakes civil cases. It will be a pleasure to see Judge (Marjorie) Claggett and Master (Tracey) McKirgan on a regular basis, Wells said. He spent 10 years in Calvert County States Attorneys office and seven years as Calverts master for domestic relations and juvenile cases. In December 2005, the sitting circuit court judges appointed Wells as the interim states attorney when Robert B. Riddle was named to the district court bench. The following election cycle, Laura L. Martin [R] received the popular vote replacing Wells as the states attorney. From there Wells became the first African American to fill the position of assistant attorney general in the offices Criminal Appeals Division. Wells served with governor to make the final Maryland Attorney Genselection. eral Douglas Gansler Wells will complete [D] for approximately 18 Krugs elected term which months before becoming ends in 2014, according to a district court judge. He the state code. Elected cirearned his law degree cuit court judges serve 15from the University of year terms. Virginia and his underLaura L. Martin, states graduate degree from the attorney, indicated that she College of William and was very pleased with apMary. pointment of Judge Wells The states Judicial Circuit Court Judge E. Gregory Wells to the Circuit Court. He Nominating Commitbrings with him a strong tee met in June to review the applications background in criminal law and has shown from Wells and two local practicing at- a wonderful demeanor on the bench. The torneys William Ziegler Haskell and Ian entire office is excited to work with him. Alexander Pesetsky and Calvert Master Tracey Ann McKirgan. The committee for- warded Haskell, McKirgan and Wells to the

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By Corrin M. Howe Editor/Staff Writer I have had two scares in my life but have been blessed not to have the disease (breast cancer). Sharing information and empowering women to get educated about their health and the important work of Dr. Brem's Foundation is the least I can do, says Kelly Chambers, one of the hostess for Breakfast & Brem. This Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Huntingtown Fire House, Calvert women invite other women to hear the latest from Dr. Rachel Brem, director of the Breast Imaging and Intervention Center at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Last week, Dr. Brem was on Capitol Hill briefing leaders about the importance of insurance companies paying for the first ultrasound device for use in combination with a standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue who have a negative mammogram and no symptoms of breast cancer, according to Sue Apple, another hostess for the breakfast. In September the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the somo-v ABUS for use in women who have not had previous clinical breast intervention, such as a surgery or biopsy, since this might alter the


appearance of breast tissue in an ultrasound image, according to a press release. Ultrasound imaging has been shown to be capable of detecting small masses in dense breasts, the FDA release reads. During an ultrasound exam, a device called a transducer directs high-frequency sounds waves at the portion of the body being examined. Software analyzes the differences in how the sound waves are reflected off different tissues and back to the transducer to create an image a physician can review for abnormalities. Dr. Brem is the principal investigator of this multi-institutional trial evaluating computer aided detection of breast cancer and the principal investigator evaluating nuclear medicine imaging for improved breast cancer diagnosis, according to the biographical information included in the invitation. Apple says women dont prepay to attend the fundraising event. Instead, the hostesses ask women to come listen to Dr.

Brem talk about all that her foundation does. At the end of the presentation, the hostesses know the women who can afford to donate will probably give more than the price of a ticket. The foundation website states, Our goal is to eliminate breast cancer as life threatening disease by advancing diagnosis, treatment, research and education. One hundred percent of donations go to project goals. Hostess Heather Maertens says You leave the breakfast feeling very empowered. I learned so much about breast cancer the first time I went to a Brem Breakfast. I learned about the importance of early detection. The women who run the Brem Foundation are so devoted, compassionate and inspiring. I encourage everyone to attend the event.

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I rarely respond to the mud-slinging, character assaulting letters that suddenly appear in newspapers every four years, one week before the Chesapeake Beach municipal elections. I do, however, need to clarify my position on the expansion of public transportation in our town. I fully support the commuter bus to DC (which I rode for years) as well as the Calvert County bus service that provides transportation for those without automobiles. For four straight years, the entire Town Council unanimously

As citizens of the Maryland, we have the opportunity in the coming election to be the first state to pass a marriage-equality act in a statewide referendum. As members of Patuxent Friends (Quaker) Meeting, we support Question 6 and urge others to vote Yes on the question. We understand Question 6 as a matter of equal civil rights for all of Marylands citizens. We believe that passage of the Marriage Equality Act will not only honor

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voted for supporting the Beach Trolley in our Town budget. It has been a four to five thousand dollar annual expenditure that gives back to our small businesses and advertises our Water Park. However, some of my colleagues on Town Council expressed a desire to include bringing Metro transportation (as they have in our neighboring Prince Georges County) as a part of the towns comprehensive plan, which plans our future. I opposed this. My constituents tell me that they moved here to a country county from various suburban counties and do not want mass transportation to come to Chesapeake Beach. Nor do I. Councilwomen Valerie Beaudin and Julie Spano joined me in defeating this measure and preserving our small town character. Pat Irish Mahoney Vice-President, Chesapeake Beach Town Council Chesapeake Beach

Quakers Say Yes to Question Six

the rights of individuals, but it will honor our cherished freedom of religion as well. As he or she prepares to join two people in wedlock, a pastors principle concern is spiritual. After passage of Question 6, each pastor will maintain the freedom to decide whether or not to honor the relationship of a same-sex couple in marriage. The states principle concern in marriage is the legal rights and obligations of the parties involved in a contract. It is appropriate that Marylands focus be upon fair and equal opportunity and treatment for all. We support the Quaker testimony of equal treatment for all human beings and affirm the goodness of committed, loving relationships. Patuxent Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) H.G. Trueman Rd, Lusby

Hendry Deserves Your Vote

Dave and Liane Hendry came to Chesapeake Beach four years ago in search of a future retirement location. They came down 260 and saw the bay, the flag and veterans park and said this is the place. Subsequently they learned about our safe environment, excellent schools, low taxes and great recreational facilities. They chose a home in a quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by many new residents. Future retirement was not enough for Dave who was finishing 27 years of active service to America in the military. He wanted to serve our community and started attending council meetings as well as town events. This involvement was interrupted when he was deployed as a chief warrant officer in the Special Forces solder to Afghanistan. During this year he put his life on the line to insure our freedom. Upon return Dave again got involved in civic affairs, and I was pleased that he volunteered to be a member of the Chesapeake Beach Utility Rate Commission. He immediately identified the need to replace the 30-year-old system that was inequitable for many with one that was not only equitable for all residents but also sustainable for the future. Working with five other individuals the commission produced a report within 60 days that achieved the mission. That was not enough for Dave, and he decided to try and continue to serve as a member of the Chesapeake Beach Town Council. He will be an independent member who will research and analyze the issues brought to the council and vote on what is best for all residents. Join me in supporting the candidacy of Dave Hendry for Chesapeake Beach town council on November 6. John Bacon Chesapeake Beach

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Shaw Endorses Beaudin

I am writing in support of the candidacy of Dr. Valerie Beaudin for Chesapeake each Town Council. While Chesapeake Beach is a municipality that holds it own elections for Town Council, and I am not a resident of Chesapeake Beach, the election in Chesapeake Beach affects every resident of Calvert County. Why? Because there are two factions in the upcoming Chesapeake Beach Town Council elections: the pro-residential growth faction and the faction that wants Chesapeake Beach to remain a small bay shore town. By smearing the reputation of Dr. Valerie Beaudin, the pro-growth faction hopes to eliminate an intelligent and persistent opponent of their goals. Many of you may remember a few years ago when an effort was mounted to get approval for 400+ homes along Route 261 south of the Chesapeake Village development. The developer proposed to access Route 261 from Old Bayside Road directly across from Beach Elementary School on one end and from Summer City Boulevard on a steep hill on the other end. Besides creating a traffic hazard at Beach Elementary School, all that traffic generated by the 400+ homes, would traverse Route 261, which is narrow, hilly, and has blind entrances. Once that traffic arrived in the town of Chesapeake Beach, the intersection with Mears Avenue and Route 261 would be a huge bottleneck, as would the intersection with Route 260. Gridlock would become a fact of life in Chesapeake Beach, despite the plans for a new bridge over Fishing Creek currently in design by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA). Probably of even greater interest to the taxpayers of Calvert County is that Chesapeake Beach, as a municipality, sets its own adequate public facilities ordinance, which the town has chosen not to do. The adequate public facilities ordinance does not allow homes to be built when the schools are over-crowded. 400 are homes are equivalent to an elementary school, a significant part of both a middle school and a high school. So, who will pay for the additional school brick and mortar? You will. The expansion of the Chesapeake Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant along with the Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) upgrade will give the town many more sewer taps for additional residential growth. The other area slated for growth is along the Bay front from the border with North Beach to Veterans Park. Removal of a bonus density overlay from the town zoning code would prevent the possibility of development of high rises, like the Pink Lady across from the North Beach Fire Department, all the way to Veterans Park. Dr. Beaudin led the effort to reject increased density in that area of town. The defense of her opponents is to offensively accuse her of doing so not to avoid additional high rise growth along the Bay front, but to protect the view from her home. Dr. Beaudin has served with integrity for eight years. Why target Dr. Beaudin, when hers was not the only vote? I can only speculate. However, I have noticed from my own experience that intelligent women with independent personalities and small stature may appear to be easy targets. Dr. Beaudin has modestly funded her own campaigns in the past, making her unbeholden to the interests that benefit from high-density growth. Perhaps that fact might make it easy to underestimate the strength of her support. Also, a one-vote majority-voting bloc is all that is needed to create the new Chesapeake Beach. Clearly, the intensity of the attacks reflects a high level of threat to those who benefit from high-density residential growth. There is an economic benefit to increased residential growth. Selling sewer taps can help pay for the water and sewer infrastructure and spread the rates over more users. The fact that the State of Maryland is trying to force as many residents as possible to live in towns on sewer is another factor. Ultimately, the question that should be discussed openly and honestly is the density of residential growth that the citizens of Chesapeake Beach endorse rather than the red herring of the integrity of Dr. Valerie Beaudin. If the residents of Chesapeake Beach want more traffic, more school crowding, and more compact housing that can accommodate many more residents, then their choices should prevail, and that fact should be the reason for not voting for Dr. Beaudin. However, with that residential growth should come a mechanism for paying for the additional public facilities without burdening all the other taxpayers in Calvert County. The opinions expressed in this letter are my own personal opinions, are non-partisan in nature, and do not reflect the opinions of the Board of County Commissioners. Susan Shaw

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Orchestra Season Salutes The Romantics

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer From Smetana to Rachmaninoff and Brahms, the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland in Concerts 2012-2013 season starts with a salute to the great romantics, according to Jackie Hahn, board president and assistant concertmaster. Hahn and Vladimir Lande, conductor and music director, select the music played each season. Lande looks for music that will challenge the chamber group, pushing them to become a better orchestra. Since taking the baton eight years ago, Lande sees a marked improvement in the abilities of the performers. The group has an average of eight weeks to learn a number of pieces and be at the top of their game to make everything happen. Alan Newhouse, a 12-year veteran with orchestra, noticed a tremendous improvement in the past eight years. Newhouse started first the viola then switched to the violin The improvement draws the attention of newer per-

COSMIC prepares for the first performance of the season.

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formers, like percussionist Ed Winson Delmoro. I finally get to play with them, Delmoro says before taking the stage for the first time. Challenging the performers, both new and seasoned, is one consideration when choosing music. Hahn says public domain pieces are free for anybody to use while more contemporary pieces can cost up to $1,000 for COSMIC to perform. Newhouse says his favorite works are the classics, including Brahms symphonies, although he couldnt choose one he likes above all others. Lande, echoes Newhouses thoughts, saying to choose a favorite piece would miss the point. Every piece that Im playing is my favorite, Lande says. You have to love the music you play. December shows include a holiday concert in conjunction with Chesapeake Choral Arts Society. The chamber will perform their holiday concert, featuring George Frideric Handels Messiah and Francis Poulencs Gloria. Patuxent Presbyterian Church hosts the Dec.8 concert at 7 p.m. The College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus hosts the Dec. 9 concert at 2:30 p.m. The third concert is the family concert, highlighting performance artists Tim Marrone and Matthew Pauli, as

well as the winners of COSMICs young artist competition. Music will include Dmitry Kabalevskys The Comedians, Suite Op. 26. The first family concert is at Great Mills High School on March 9 at 7 p.m. The next at crossroad Christian Church on March 10 at 4 p.m. It is one of the most popular performances during the season, Hahn says. They focus on music that will appeal to a younger demographic at times hosting youth art shows to coincide with the concert. This years performance artists are clowns to fit with the piece chosen, Hahn said. In addition to being youth friendly music, the family concert is often the first opportunity for young artists to play with a professional orchestra. Hahn says several young artist competition winners go on to pursue a career in music. The orchestra will once again partner with Chesapeake Choral Arts Society in May for the season finale, A Night at the Opera. The finale will consist of selections from famous operatic works, such as Aida and Carmen. The May 18, 2013 concert is at Great Mills High School beginning at 7 p.m. CSM, La Plata campus, will host the performance on May 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, Nov. 1
Live Music: Swamp Dog Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 7:30 p.m. Avenue, North Beach) 7:30 p.m. Live Music: The Piranhas Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 9 p.m.

Live Music: One Louder Veras White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) 9:30 p.m. Live Music: Fran Scuderi Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) 12 p.m. Live Music: R&R Train Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 9 p.m. Live Music: Redwine Jazz Trio The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4
Live Music: GrooveSpan Trio Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) 12 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Live Music: Fair Warning DB McMillans (23415 Three Notch Road, California) 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2
Live Music: Kappa Danielson and Paul Larson The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake

Saturday, Nov. 3
Live Music: Too Many Mikes The Green Turtle (98 Solomons Island Rd., South Prince Frederick) 8 p.m.


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Thursday, Nov. 1
Halloween Candy Buy Back Lasher, Harriman & Associates, DDS (3500 Old Washington Road Suite 301 Waldorf) - 8 a.m. Lasher, Harriman and Associates will be hosting their 4th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back event. Bring your Halloween candy and for every pound you donate, theyll give you $1 ($15 max) and other goodies. Just as in prior years, the candy will be shipped to troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude. For more information, visit www.operationgratitude. com or, call 301-645-4434 or email ArtLAB Senior Moments Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. First Thursdays of every month. Drop-ins welcome--no registration necessary. Strictly for senior citizens, these lightly guided sessions will focus on projects that allow us to socialize with our peers as we make seasonal items. $7/ person. For more information, visit Artworks @ 7th Presents Washingtonians Artworks @ 7th Gallery (9100 Bay Avenue, North Beach) 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Artworks @ 7th gallery presents Washingtonians featuring the art of Nevin Bossart, John Gerachis, and Suzanne Shelden. All three are long-time members of this co-op gallery. Stop by between Nov. 1-18 and see three artists and their three visions of our hometown Washington, D.C. Past and present are combined through the eyes, vision, and talent of three Washingtonians who have spent years living and working in and around this great city. Their opening reception will be Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1-5 p.m. For more information, or to visit the show from a distance, visit www. for a special show web page which will unveil all of the works in the show shortly after the opening. The show and opening reception are open to the public. If possible, RSVP at

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John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies by author Michael W. Kauffman. Mr. Kauffmans award-winning book, American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies (Random House, 2004), was named one of the best books of 2004 by the Washington Post, the New York Times, and This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 during regular business hours to make your reservation.

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Sunday, Nov. 4
Sea Glass Jewelry Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 1-3 p.m. Member Cost: $25 Nonmember Cost: $30 Materials Fee: $30 due to instructor at class Instructor: Liz Printz Create a beautiful pendant and matching earrings with sea glass found on local southern Maryland beaches. Students will learn quick, easy assembly techniques to incorporate sea glass and beachy found objects into fun, creative jewelry. Instructor provides a kit that includes materials to create a beautiful pendant and matching earrings. Find something special on your beach? Bring that too. Registration required. To register, 410-326-4640. For more information, . Basketry Basics Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 1-5 p.m. Member Cost: $40 Nonmember Cost: $45 Materials Fee: $30 due to instructor at class Instructor: Mary Pat Hollis This class is great for all levels of weavers. Learn to weave from a pre-finished wooden base with attached handle. Explore basic over/under weaving. Use accent reed colors to make it unique. A fun easy-going afternoon that yields wonderful results. Registration required. To register, 410-326-4640. For more information, . Play in Clay Holiday Gift Making Workshop Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 1-4 p.m. Age Group: Ages 6-up; Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult Member Cost: $45 individual; $55 pair Nonmember Cost: $55 individual; $65 pair Materials Fee: $10 individual; $15 pair-- due to instructor at class Instructor: Sarah Houde Lets make ornaments, angels, cookie plates and more as we prepare for the holiday season. Give as gifts or keep to decorate your own home. Each person makes three to four items.Registration required. To register, call 410-326-4640. For more information, visit Alpaca Farm Store Open Finca Serena Alpaca Ranch (1930 Rosemary Lane, Port Republic) 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at your local farm. We are offering an array of alpaca products and accessories for the entire family and hand made items from our own fleece. For more information, call 443498-8476 or visit On Watch Memorial Service On Watch Statue Plaza (Dowell Peninsula at the end of Dowell Road) 2 p.m. Commemorate Solomons role in World War II at the annual On Watch Memorial Service for Veterans at the On Watch statue. The Plaza is located at the end of Dowell Road on the Dowell Peninsula. Enjoy refreshments following the service in the museum lobby, sponsored by Northrup Grumman.

workshop will focus on improving meat quality through genetics and nutrition, presented by Dr. Thomas G. Hartsock and Dr. Enrique Nelson Escobar, UME and sponsored by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC). RSVP: by Thursday November 1, 2012, by email to Susan McQuilkin: smcquilkin@, or call SMADC staff at: 301274-1922, Ex. 1 ArtLAB Moms Club Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 10 a.m.12 p.m. Nov. 5 and 19, Dec. 3, and 17 Discover your little ones creative potential in the artLAB. These lightly guided sessions will help your child make great art, creative costumes, and new friends. Perfect for pre-schoolers, three to five-years-old. No registration required. $7 for parent/child pair; $2 for each additional child.

First Free Friday Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons) 5-8 p.m. The museum is open and free to the public. See a special otter presentation starting at 5:15 p.m. at the otter tank. Join an interpreter in the maritime gallery to learn how the military has impacted this region since WWII. The evening is sponsored by Exit 1 Stop Realty. Dinner at the American Legion American Legion 206 (Chesapeake Beach) 5:30-7 p.m. Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206. The cost is $10, including salad and beverage. For more information, call 301-855-6466 or visit www.ALpost206. org.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
ArtLAB Toddler Time Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 10 a.m.12 p.m. Toddler Tuesdays are the first Tuesday of every month. Drop-ins welcome. No Registration necessary. Enjoy a parent/child playtime in the artLAB. These lightly guided mornings will allow you to spend precious time with your tot in a safe and creative environment as you move through several play stations and make a simple take-home treasure. These sessions are playtime-oriented. $7 for parent/toddler pair; $2 for each additional child. Upcoming sessions are Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. For more information, visit Sea Squirts Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons) 10:30-11 a.m. Explore the wonderful underwater world of fish, large and small. Move like a fish, make a fishy face, swim in a school, hear a fishy story. Free drop-in program for toddlers 18-months to three-years-old and their caregivers. Due to overwhelming demand, we are limiting participation in each session to 40 people, first come first served. You Otter Know Calvert Marine Museum (14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons) 1-4 p.m. Bubbles and Squeak are the museums most popular exhibit, but how much do you know about North American River Otters? Come play Otter Jeopardy and learn all the facts about these fun animals. Free with museum admission, 15 minute programs starting on the top of every hour from 1-4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3
Ham & Oyster Dinner Friendship United Methodist Church (22 West Friendship Road, Friendship, MD) 2:30-6:30 p.m. Adults $20, children 6-12 $5, under 6 free. Benefit FUMC Cemetery Fund. 410-257-7133,, The church is one block east of the traffic circle on Route 2; 1-1/3 miles north of the light at Rts 2 & 260 in Owings. Asbury Solomons Sale Asbury Solomons Retirement Community Auditorium (11000 Asbury Circle, Solomons) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will include Bettys Closet a resale of new and gently used clothing and accessories. The library committee will have many books for sale. Grannies Treasures will be selling house wares, furniture and many miscellaneous items. All proceeds will benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. For more information, call 410-394-3483. Southern Maryland Artifact Recovery Team Elks Lodge (1015 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick) 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2
John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies Sotterley Plantation (44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD) 7 p.m. Sotterley Plantation and The Boeing Company announce the upcoming 2012 Speaker Series presentation entitled American Brutus:

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Preschool Art + Story Sessions Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) 10:30 a.m. Age Group: Ages 4-6 Series: First and third Wednesdays of each month; register for each session individually Member Cost: $8 per child, per session Nonmember Cost: $12 per session, per child Instructor: Joanne Paskoff Designed for preschoolers. These hourlong story times teach basic art elements, art styles, and even a little art history with wonderful childrens books, imaginative games, and inventive art projects. Each student comes away with a matted artwork and greater appreciation of all things artistic. Sign up for one class or all of them. Space is limited. Registration required. To register, call 410-326-4640. For more information, visit

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Monday, Nov. 5
Improving Meat Quality for Southern Maryland Producers SMECO Auditorium (15035 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville) 6 p.m. A free workshop specifically designed for Southern Marylands meat producers. This

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Library Events
Thursday, Nov. 1
Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 2-3 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in K - 3rd grade. Please register. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch (3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Students in 4th-6th grade are invited to this series of events which 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 topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. This months topic: Hail to the Chief. Please register. For more information, call 410-257-2411. Retire Gracefully Series: Financial Planning for Retirement Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 7-8:30 p.m. Estate Planning Attorney and Live Secure-Your Money Matters columnist Lyn Striegel talks about what kind of investments you need/should avoid. She will help you figure out how prepared for retirement you are. Please register. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun. Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through five-years-old. Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & more Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 12-2 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun. Join us. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. International Games Day SMASH Bros. Brawl Tournament Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 1-3 p.m. Finalists selected at PreQuals (Oct. 27) will compete for Calvert Library in an International Online Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. We will also be accepting time trial entries for an Offline Mario Kart Competition. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Fairview Branch (Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings) 2:30-3:30 p.m. Students in 4th-6th grade are invited to this series of events which 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 topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. Registration is required. This months topic: Art in the 4th Dimension. For more information, call 410-257-2101.

to Germany, William Dodd, particularly the years 1933 to 1937 when he and his family, including his daughter Martha, lived in Berlin. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 Wednesday, Nov. 7

formation, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Writers by the Bay @ the Library Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 7-8:30 p.m. Looking for a writers group? All writers and would-be writers are welcome to come for critique & camaraderie. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Monday, Nov. 5
Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 10-11 a.m. Bring the little ones for a movie and a story. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in K - 3rd grade. Please register. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Book Discussion Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch (3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach) 7-8:30 p.m. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and miracles. For more information, call 410-257-2411. Book Discussion Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 7-8:30 p.m. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitlers Berlin by Erik Larson. The book covers the career of the American Ambassador

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. If you have one started, bring it with you so editing can happen on the spot. Please register. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Schools Out. Wii Gamin Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 2-3:30 p.m. Join us to play Nintendo Wii. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Students in 4th-6th grade are invited to this series of events which 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 topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. Registration is required. This months topic: A Dogs Tale. For more in-

PlayTime Calvert Library Southern Branch (20 Appeal Way, Lusby) 10:2510:55 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun. Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through five-years-old. For more information, call 410-326-5289. Cinema Caf Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 6-8:30 p.m. Join us for a unique film that tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of eight-yearold Bruno whose father is a Nazi commander at Auschwitz. Bruno strikes up a friendship with a Jewish boy through the fence surrounding the camp where everyone wears striped pajamas. Their friendship has startling and unexpected consequences for both of them. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Friday, Nov. 2
On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 1-4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Saturday, Nov. 3
International Games Day MarioKart Tournament Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For ages 6-12. First prize is $50 in store credit at Play n Trade in Lusby. Time trials to compete in the National Tournament will be held in the afternoon. Please register. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Playtime Calvert Library Fairview Branch (Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings) 10:45-11:15, 410-257-2101 Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch (3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach) 10:45-11:15 a.m., 410-257-2411 Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 11-11:30 a.m., 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

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Thursday, November 1, 2012