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Judge Seriously Injured in Accident
By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Retired Judge Stephen Clagett is listed as serious but stable condition after March 2 a severe vehicle crash, Calvert law officers said. Clagett, who retired in 2008, is wellknown District Court judge serving as administrative judge for Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles counties from 1996 up until his retirement. From 1975 until 1988 he served as deputy state’s attorney for Calvert County. According to police reports the accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. in Bristol on Route 261 when Shirley Thompson, 74, of Chesapeake Beach crossed the double yellow centerline. Traveling northbound in his GMC Sierra 1500, it is currently unknown why Thompson collided with Clagett’s 2005 Honda Pilot traveling southbound, according to Lt. Stephen Jones, commander of the Calvert Investigative Team. Emergency responders found Clagett trapped in his vehicle and cut him out; he was transported to the trauma unit of Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly for treatment. Thompson was pronounced dead after being taken to Calvert Memoral Hospital in Prince Frederick. Clagett is married to sitting Calvert Circuit Court Judge Marjorie Claggett.

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Senator Miller Meddling with Local Elections
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Senator Mike Miller introduced a senate bill that would alter the way the Calvert Board of Commissioners is elected. If the bill passes both houses, it can be effective for the November 2014 elections Senate Bill 729 would require candidates to declare which district or at-large seat they seek. At large seats would no longer be chosen from the second-level vote getters in the three districts. Miller did not consult currently seated commissioners with his intention, according to BOCC President Jerry Clark. “A senator is a senator,” Clark said. “It’s his prerogative to put in whatever he wants.” Attempts to change the rules and give local governments more control over the commissioner districts have been uniformly shot down by the state legislature, Clark said. The proposed change could streamline the election process or cause it to become issue driven, Clark said. He’s not sure how everything will play out until he sees it for himself. An early draft of the bill would have divided the three districts into five, according to Commissioner Susan Shaw. Miller had proposed leaving the three existing districts, then dividing the at-large seat into a northern Calvert commissioner and a southern Calvert commissioner. This divide would have allowed each of the five sitting commissioners to retain their seats, Shaw said. Shaw supports a change in the election districts. The current system is too complicated, she said, adding her disappointment in her fellow commissioners when they did not accept the redistricting committee’s recommendation to change to a five-district system. Like Clark, Shaw is waiting to see how the voting in the house and senate turns out, but she is opposed to Miller deciding what the county will do with no input from Calvert’s commissioners or citizens. However, she said when it comes down to it, nearly anything would be “an improvement over the current system”. Past Commissioner Linda Kelley said Miller’s bill is a politically motivated attempt to break up the all-Republican nature of the board. Furthermore it is an expression of annoyance that the Calvert commissioners chose to stay with the status quo instead of changing to a five-district system. Though she understands his motivations, she said the county residents best decide the BOCC districts. He may not like it, but the current commissioners are the ones who were elected, and the change it should be a local decision.

Planning Commission Files Suit
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Following years of broken and ignored agreements, on Feb. 21 the Calvert County Planning Commission filed suit against Kris-Lei LLC, owned by Anthony Williams. Kris-Lei LLC is the developer of Prince Frederick Crossing. The Planning Commission seeks to force the builder to commit to either constructing or paying for a large section of Prince Frederick Boulevard. According to the board’s attorney John Yacovelle, the agreement dates back to 2005, when the developer disturbed wetlands and cut down trees that were not indicated on the planning maps. The Planning Commission revoked the developer’s approvals. After discussions between the parties, the developer agreed to restore the disturbed wetlands and construct a section of Prince Frederick Boulevard to cross the developer’s property and connect to Route 231. The agreed time line was extended multiple times, most recently to February 2012, Yacovelle said. At the end of 2011, the developer offered to pay a lump sum of $200,000 to walk away from the road obligation. The county did not accept the developer’s proposed settlement. The Department of Public Works estimated the project would cost more than $1.3 million, Yacovelle said. The commission’s counter offer asked the developer to provide $837,000 for the project, which the developer rejected. The lawsuit seeks to force Kris-Lei to construct the road. The developer would put up bonds to guarantee the performance of the work, and obtain approval for the road plans, including attaining SHA approval to connect the road to Route 231. Such actions can take time, but the developer will be expected to actively work on the project. Another option is for the developer to pay the county the $1.3 million it would cost to construct the road. The lawsuit was filed Feb. 21, and the developer was served Feb. 26. Currently, both sides are gathering evidence and preparing for trial. The trial date is to be determined.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Residents from Chesapeake Beach came out to the Feb. 27 alcohol board meeting to speak out against Captain Big’s, decrying it as a hotspot for fights and disorderly conduct that continuously disrupts life in the area. In their protest against the request for a license transfer, community members cited four calls for service from the sheriff’s office at the bar since Jan. 24. One incident directly involved Captain Big’s co-owner Jeff Zutant when a
Attorney David C. Weigel represents Captain Big’s, with Mark Eckenrode, right, and KC York listening.

customer came back after being asked to leave and had to be escorted off the property, according to Zutant. In the process, he assaulted Zutant, and then told the police Zutant hit him. Two incidents were noise complaints. The fourth was a fight breaking out in the street in front of the bar. The owners changed the music, brought people indoors and dropped the music level after a certain time in an effort to attract a mature crown, Zutant said. They limit band appearances to holidays. Anne and Marie Drissel protested the claim, saying the bar recently hosted Hydra FX, a band geared toward a younger crowd. Community members told the liquor board the noise and rough element attracted to Captain Big’s are destroying property values, damaging the neighborhood and the problems don’t appear to be subsiding. “It has gotten even worse and people are growing genuinely frightened,” said Chesapeake Beach property owner Anne Drissel. “This is our neighborhood as well and we’re all members of the community,” Zutant said. The owners have met with Chesapeake Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl, alcohol board president Alonzo Barber and members of the community to discuss ways to improve the situation between Captain Big’s and the community. Board Attorney Robert Damalouji reminded the Captain Big’s representatives the board has the authority to revoke a liquor license if it is in the best interest of the peace and safety

Photos by Sarah Miller Alcohol board members Jack Smack, left, Beth Swoap and Ruth Reid consider Captain Big’s case.

of the community. “These young men have lost their way,” Damalouji said, while acknowledging the efforts the owners have put forth to attract a more sedate crowd. Concerns were raised about the possibility of a summer tiki bar and the need to improve the safety plan for Captain Big’s. Alcohol board members chose to delay their vote until the March meeting, in order to effectively weigh community testimony.

Chamber of Commerce Favors Digital Signs
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer In September, the Board of County Commissioners directed an ad hoc committee to study updates to the county signage regulations. The group studied the possibility of digital signs in Calvert County. The county’s planning and building staff presented information on digital signs to community groups, including the Solomons Business Associate and at the first Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting. During her presentation, Principal Planner Patricia Haddon described digital signage as a form of electronic display showing television programming, menus, information, advertising, and other messages. Digital signs frequently utilize LCD, LED, plasma displays or projected images to display content. On-site digital signs are called Electronic Message Centers, while offsite digital signs are digital or electronic billboards. Neither is permitted in any part of Calvert, with the exception of Chesapeake Beach, a municipality with its own planning authority. Current case law has shown that digital or electronic signs are either banned or permitted. Certain aspects may be regulated, such as spacing, height, duration of images in seconds, hours, and days or during driving times, brightness, movements, intervals between displays and setbacks. The county can section off zones in which digital signs are permitted, Haddon said. The county would not be able to regulate the absolute number of signs in the county, the colors and content used and the aesthetics of the signs. “You can’t make it sedate and nice,” Haddon said. “It’ll look however it looks.” Some in the room believed the lack of control meant morally offensive or obscene messages could be advertised. Others have little reason to worry. “You don’t generate business by being offensive,” said Remax One realtor Chris Moore. “By continually saying no, we’re keeping our county from growing economically.” Allowing digital signs would not add more signs to the county. Instead, digital signs would replace existing signs, Haddon said. All digital signs would conform to the dark skies friendly ordinance. The assembled members of the Chamber of Commerce voted 23 to 3 to allow the signs. Earlier in February, the Solomons Businesses Association spoke out against the signs. Haddon expects many groups to have divided opinions about digital signs. County employees draft the proposed language for ordinance changes and present it to the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners. If the two boards approve, staff make the language adjustments. Haddon plans to take a year with this ordinance change. A draft copy will be available in coming weeks. Since the issue is expected to raise questions and comments, the planning department will hold public hearings and work sessions, similar to updating a town center master plan, according to Haddon.

Solomons Residents Protest Tall Poles
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Solomons Civic Association and the Solomons Business Association recently solicited the Board of County Commissioners to discuss with SMECO the effects of a 150foot galvanized transmission line poles in the town center. The poles would be part of SMECO’s Southern Maryland Reliability Project, which will create a 28-mile transmission line loop through all three Southern Maryland counties, connecting the southern part of Calvert County to Lexington Park through a new station at Sollers Wharf and Pardoe roads. The project includes an underwater line below the Patuxent River bottom to Hewitt Road. Currently, the project is progressing on schedule, according to SMECO spokesperson Tom Dennison. The first part project will connect Sollers Wharf to the Holland Cliff station in Huntingtown. The second phase will connect the Sollers Wharf station to the Hewitt Road station. Phase one is underway and slated to wrap up in the coming months. Phase two should start in the fall, Dennison said. The arrangement disregards the Solomons Island master plan, said Solomons Business Association President Lisa Batchelor Frailey. SMECO had promised poles no taller than 100 feet, not the planned 140-160 foot tall transmission poles. “We simply cannot afford the consequences of mega poles in the town center,” Batchelor Frailey said. The association requested SMECO bury the lines as far as Dowell Road and keep Solomons aesthetically pleasing, Batchelor Frailey said. Burying the lines would drive up the cost of the project. SMECO would have to secure new right-of-ways in order to bury the lines instead of constructing updated poles in previously-obtained right-of-ways, Dennison said. The under ground portions will be under the Patuxent River and a corresponding portion on the Navy Recreational Center, where SMECO has no existing right-of-way. Commissioner Jerry Clark understands the business association and civic association’s concern, but he has seen the Solomons area build up, with a highway replacing green space. He pointed out to the assembled community members the lines keep power in Solomons when events such as hurricanes leave the rest of Southern Maryland blacked out.

Photo by Sarah Miller Lisa Batchelor Frailey speaks out against SMECO transmission poles.

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Renegade Business Sponsors Charities
By Corrin M. Howe Editor/Staff Writer Renegade Classics of Southern Maryland sells motorcycle clothing and accessories for the biker community. Instead of talking about her store for this week’s business spotlight, co-owner Diane Harrington sat down in her small office talked about the shop’s Eighth Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Poker Fun. When Diane and her husband, Kerry, opened Renegade Classics eight years ago, they knew they wanted to sponsor a poker ride. A family of a young boy with juvenile diabetes asked them to hold a fundraiser. Once the couple considered family members who suffered with the disease and the foundation’s reputation for low administrative costs, they sponsored their first charity poker run on May 6, 2006. “People have a misconception of bikers,” Harrington said. “They are police, military, dentists and lawyers” – a range of men and women, some of whom come from professions with big hearts, the desire to serve their community and to support each other, she said. “We’ve had Blue Nights and Hell’s Angels at the same table. They know if they have a problem they have to take it off site.” Over the years of scheduling poker runs for juvenile diabetes and other causes, Harrington learned the day she schedules the event is important. If the community offers a number of other activities, the pokers runs are not as well attended. So she attempts to pick days earlier in the year. Weather has not been a factor in attendance. Instead she finds the bikers will come out in their cars and trucks. Last year’s poker run was not well attended and her primary food vender pulled out. Harrington was upset and begged the owner to stay, especially since she didn’t charge a vendor’s fee. However, the owner The 2009 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Poker Run at Renegade Classics. could not be convinced. That day Harrington discovered how good her shopping strip neighbors were. Ledo’s Pizza sent some food down to the poker run’s after party and her newest neighbor Fiesta donated more food. Over the years, the store has sponsored runs for Catholic Charities, End Hunger, Safe Harbor, Crisis Intervention and others. Harrington posts pictures of the runs and thank you letters from the charities. She wants everyone to know the shop isn’t keeping the money. At the end of the interview, she was persuaded to talk about her business. She and Kerry buy the rights to the Renegade Classics name, but it is not a franchise. “We are the only store like this that I know of in the community – other than a dealer. You can pay $317 for the same leather coat that costs $600 at a Harley-Davidson dealer.” Since opening, many people stop by from as far away as Ocean City and New York thank the owners for being there, proPhoto by Corrin Howe viding an affordable way to enter into the

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Diane Harrington and her daughter Carrie work during the week at Renegade Classics of Southern Maryland.

biker world, according to Harrington. “I always say, ‘Finance your bike, not your leather.” She attempts to convince her customers not to pay five years for accessories by wrapping them in with the loan on the motorcycle. She said she does offer a “low end” merchandise along with her other products. “It’s not my favorite, but I do it so anyone can ride. I handpicked my vendors because they will replace faulty products. I learned that one the hard way.” Renegade Classics is located at 131 Central Square Drive, Prince Frederick (behind Bank of America, across from Wal-mart). The phone number is 301-855-1999 and website is The poker run for juvenile diabetes is April 20 with registration at 10 a.m. The $20 per hand fee includes an event t-shirt. The ride ends at Renegade’s with an after party with food, drink, live music, 50/50, and door prizes. Rain or shine. “The charity is still there even if you can’t ride your bike.”

Jetmore Insurance Joins AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Agency
Jetmore Insurance Group, Inc., based in Lusby, MD is now a proud partner of one of the region’s largest and most recognized names, AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Agency, part of AAA Mid-Atlantic Inc. AAA Mid-Atlantic Inc. is part of AAA, which was founded more than 110 years ago and serves 53 million members throughout the United States and Canada. One in four licensed drivers has a AAA membership, which entitles them to special services, valuable savings and priceless security. AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Agency has been providing automobile policies to members since 1933. Jetmore Insurance Group, Inc. has been appointed to represent AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Agency and offer a broad range of coverage options including automobile, home and excess liability (umbrella) coverage. Jetmore Insurance Group, Inc. will also offer AAA Memberships to its client base to further the value proposition. “Words like ‘trusted,’ ‘convenient,’ ‘accessible’ and ‘reliable’ have been used to describe AAA for over 110 years, we are proud to bring this level of customer focus to Lusby, MD,” says Ronny Jetmore, Agency CEO. “When we turned to AAA Insurance to grow our business, we knew we would be working with someone who is as dedicated to getting the right coverage and price for our customers as we are.” The Jetmore Agency is the first partner in Calvert County, bringing AAA Insurance to its client base. “Why is AAA partnering with the new agency?” Jetmore Insurance is a strong and growing agency in Lusby, we are proud to partner with them as we both have a single minded focus on serving our customers,” says Lou Pisano, Managing Director of AAA Mid-Atlantic Agency Operations. We’re excited to expand the AAA Insurance brand availability through our relationship with Jetmore Insurance Group, Inc. About Jetmore Insurance Group, Inc. Jetmore Insurance Group, Inc. is located at 9545 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, call 410-394-9000 or visit:

The College of Southern Maryland’s Corporate Center is searching for the 2013 Chief Executive Officer of the Year to be honored at the 13th annual Leading Edge Awards (LEA) on June 12. Recognizing outstanding leadership within Southern Maryland, the Corporate Center is seeking nominations for this top honor by April 1. Located in one of the fastest-growing regions in Maryland, the Southern Maryland business community and its CEOs face a unique set of financial, technological and workforce challenges, and the LEA provides the opportunity to celebrate corporate success and to recognize those individuals responsible for encouraging economic growth and vigor in the region. To qualify, nominees must be with a business located within Charles, Calvert or St. Mary’s counties, be in a position of leadership in a Southern Maryland business (private sector), and be available to attend the ceremony, 6 to 9:30 p.m., June 12, at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. Nominations are due by Aril 1 For information, call 301-934-7837 or email

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Sheriff Seeks Citizen Feedback
Every three years, the sheriff’s office conducts a survey of the citizens to get feedback on how we are doing and how we can improve. The survey can be accessed through the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office website at and through the Calvert County website at We are encouraging our citizens to take our survey and let us know how we are doing. The survey will be available from March 1 to May 31. Sheriff’s Mike Evans wants to ensure the deputies are providing the best Law Enforcement services to the public. This effort is to speak directly to the Sheriff about not only the positive experiences, but where the Sheriff’s Office can improve its services to the public.

Maryland State Police Blotter
The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. Possession of Synthetic Marijuana Possession of Synthetic Marijuana and Theft On Feb. 24 at 9:43 p.m., Trooper MatOn Feb. 26 at 4:36 p.m., Trooper First Drug Paraphernalia thews stopped a vehicle for traffic violations Class Saucerman responded to the 4900 block On March 1 at 11:34 p.m., Trooper Lewon Gunsmoke Trail in Lusby. During the of Solomons Island Rd. in Huntingtown for a is stopped a vehicle at Rt. 4 and Dares Beach traffic stop, a search revealed that the driver, reported theft of insulation. The insulation Rd. for traffic violations. The driver, Stephen Wayne J. Brooks, 20 of Leonardtown, was in had been removed from the victim’s storage A. Blake, 20 of Prince Frederick, was found possession of synthetic marijuana and drug barn located on Boothhaven Lane in Owings. to be in possession of synthetic marijuana paraphernalia for which he was arrested and Investigation remains open pending contact and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention with two possible suspects. incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Center. Possession of Marijuana Possession of Oxycodone On Feb. 28 at 12:40 p.m., Senior Trooper Possession of Marijuana On Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., Trooper First Class Gill responded to the 12200 block of Beach On March 2 at 7:34 a.m., Trooper Oles Saucerman stopped a vehicle for traffic viola- Court in Lusby for a trespassing com- stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 at the Thomas tions on Rt. 4 at Apple Way in Dunkirk. A plaint. During the investigation, Richard J. Johnson Bridge in Solomons for traffic violapassenger, Krista M. Bozman, 21 of Lexing- Otrompke, 41 of California, was found to be tions. The odor of marijuana was emitting ton Park, was placed under arrest for an open in possession of Marijuana and additional from inside the vehicle. Jerry A. Brawner, 32 warrant through St. Mary’s County. During drug paraphernalia. Otrompke was arrested of District Heights, was found to be in posthe arrest procedures, she was found to be in and charged. session of marijuana. He was arrested and possession of Oxycodone. She did not have charged. a prescription for this medication. She was Trespassing/Disorderly placed under arrested and incarcerated at the On March 1 at 6:46 p.m., Cpl. Van Ben- Possession of Heroin & Drug Paraphernalia Calvert County Detention Center. On March 2 at 4:01 p.m., Trooper First nekum responded to the Yo Mammas Restaurant in Prince Frederick on a trespassing Class Wiesemann stopped a vehicle on Rt. Possession of Marijuana complaint. Lois M. Gignac, 49 of Broomes 4 at Parran Road in St. Leonard for trafOn Feb. 25 at 11:22 p.m., Trooper Mat- Island, was extremely intoxicated and had fic violations. While speaking with the octhews stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 at Sherry been asked to leave the establishment numer- cupants of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia Lane in Prince Frederick for a suspended ous times. While speaking to her outside the was observed. Cassandra A. Grayson, 28, registration. While speaking with the driver, restaurant, she became belligerent and began and David D. McDermott, 25 both of Lusby, Porscha M. Harris, 24 of Lusby, a strong odor yelling at the patrons entering and exiting were arrested and charged with possession of of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the restaurant. Gignac was arrested and in- heroin and drug paraphernalia. They were the vehicle. A search was performed and carcerated at the Calvert County Detention transported to the Calvert County Detention marijuana was located. Harris was arrested Center. Center. and charged.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Bullying is a serious issue in the schools, but schools can’t deal with unreported occurrences. If children are bullied, they or their parents should talk to school authorities, according to Calvert public schools Executive Director of Administration Kim Roof. Schools have report forms on site and on-line. Documenting incidents allows the school to track patterns and trends, allowing specific responses to root problems.

School counselors and administrators are available for conferences with victims or bullies. The schools have the option to dispense disciplinary actions or bring parents and students together to formulate a solution. Schools aim to change a bully’s behavior at the first offence but the system is not perfect. A school can address the situation, only to have the bully act out again. When the cycle is repeated four or five times before finding an effective way to address the bullying, parents and victims can become frustrated, believing

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the school is not responsive, Roof said. School administrators are available to talk before, after and during school, Roof said. Parents should talk to school officials first, but if they lack of progress, Roof suggests parents call the department of student services. She or Community Resource and School Safety Specialist Larry Titus will step in. Bullying is a community issue bleeding into schools, according to Board of Education member Joe Chenelly. He has not been on the board long enough to study bullying policies in depth, but he knows the best policies possible are worthless if not upheld properly. If parents or students feel they have exhausted all their options, he said they should get in touch with their elected school board member and discuss further options.


Enroll Now for Kindergarten
Calvert County Public Schools is now accepting applications for pre-kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. The pre-kindergarten program was developed by the Maryland State Department of Education to meet the needs of low-income students who may not have the necessary readiness skills to be successful in school. Students are selected based on the criteria and guidelines set by the state and Calvert County Public Schools. Children must be four years old by September 1, 2013 to be considered for the pre-kindergarten program and meet one of the following prioritized criteria: Children who meet the age eligibility and any of the following categories should apply: Category I Child’s family must be eligible for free or reduced price meals. •Homeless students are also eligible Category II Child participated in State or Federal Early Childhood Programs •Head Start •English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Category III Other Academic (Educational) Needs •Preschool Special Education (student with IEP) •Child Find Referral •Child with demonstrated academic delay (as measured by a CCPS identified developmental assessment) •Families whose incomes are up to ten percent over the Free and Reduced Meals Income Guidelines Applications will be processed and applicants will receive an eligibility determination letter. Students cannot be registered for pre-kindergarten until the application process has been completed. Applicants meeting the income eligibility criteria in category I, will receive immediate notice of a pre-kindergarten assignment. Those who are eligible under categories II and III will not receive notice of a pre-kindergarten assignment until September if space is still available. Applications can be obtained from: Any elementary school Calvert County Public Schools Central Office - Division of Instruction – click the Parent Tab then look under Forms For more information, contact Cheryl Yates, Supervisor of Early Childhood and Adult Education, at 410-535-7264.

Encouraging the Love of Books
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Students and parents from Beach Elementary School gathered for dinner and story time with county leaders for the annual Love a Book Night. Delegate Mark Fisher enjoyed his third year reading at BES and in general enjoys visiting elementary schools and interacting with the children. “You never know what’s going to come out of their mouth,” Fisher said. Officials can bring their own books or select one provided by the school. Commissioner Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. has no rhyme or reason for how he chooses books. This year, he read “The Fire Station” by Robert Munch. Fisher read “There’s an Alligator Under my Bed,” by Mercer Mayer, inspired by childhood fears of creatures lurking under his bed. Superintendent Jack Smith read “Go, Dog, Go” by PD Eastman, a book he read as a child, then read with his own children and “Z is for Moose” by Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky. He has read “Go, Dog, Go” with the Beach Elementary students since they began Love a Book Night. After reading, each student chose a book to take home and keep. Books to choose from ranged from picture books to beginners chapter books.
Photo by Sarah Miller Superintendent Jack Smith reads “Z Is for Moose” to Beach Elementary students.

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Events such as Love a Book Night encourage students to enjoy reading, according to PTA President Yolanda Evans. Students will need to know how to read no matter what they want to do with their lives. This was Janet Cortez’s first Love a Book Night with her kindergartener. She said she enjoyed the evening out with neighbors and fellow parents in the school. The PTA begins planning Love a Book Night in January, sending letters to parents and county officials and arranging catering. The evening’s dignitaries included Commissioners Susan Shaw, Chesapeake Beach Town Council Members Valerie Beaudin, Pat "Irish" Mahoney and Eric Reinhardt and Sheriff Mike Evans.

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By Sandy Shoemaker Guest Contributor The Southern Maryland Sabres Squirt White team began its long season back in October. With many new team members, some of whom were brand new to hockey, no one knew what to expect from the team. Led by Captain Jeremy Boyden and alternate captains Paige Wheeler and Brandon Cavey, the team completed an undefeated season with two more wins in their final weekend of regular season play on Feb. 23 and 24. The Sabres play at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf as part of the Capital Corridor Hockey League with other regional clubs such as Navy Youth Hockey, the Bowie Bruins, the NOVA Ice Dogs and the Howard Huskies. Over the course of seventeen regular season games, Squirt White posted a record of 16-0-1. Built on a defense-first system, the team allowed sixteen total goals over the course the regular season. Defense pair Ethan Koch and Derek Abell proved to be the team’s most reliable stay at home blueliners and could always be counted on to hold the offensive zone line and chase down forwards on the back check. Defenseman Braeden Cradduck was the club’s best shot blocker while David Schuyler’s smooth skating allowed him the flexibility to move from defense to forward as needed. Robert Peterman and Jeremy Boyden proved to be the team’s offensive minded D-men, as Jeremy led the team in goals with 27. The defense was backed up by goalie Jacob Hunting who registered a total of nine shutouts over the course of the season—including the last four games. Jacob posted a GAA of .94 for the season— thanks in large part to the support from the defense in front of him. Squirt White showed their skill on offense with a total of 99 goals scored in the

season’s 17 games. The team’s top line of Brandon Cavey, Paige Wheeler and Jacob Williams scored 57 points. Steven Collins ended the season with an impressive 16 points, with linemate Sam Viniard just behind with 11—six of them goals – and Rab Eakman’s quickness allowed him to make contributions in every game. Tanner Broadwater scored six goals in his first season at the squirt level with several assists from linemate Courtney Edmonds and Jordan Adams. The team’s coaches Will Hunting, Bill Boyden and John Wheeler were thrilled by the season’s results, but were much more impressed with how their players had come together as a team. “Every player has bought into the team concept. I love to see how much these kids enjoy spending time together. And as coaches, we have had as much fun as they have,” said Hunting. The Squirt White team heads into the CCHL Championship tournament this weekend as the second seed. They won 2 of 3 games to advance to the semi-final game at the Capital Clubhouse. They tied the game at two in the third period, before they lost in a shootout. The team has one last tournament in Frederick. About the Southern Maryland Sabres: The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club draws players from Charles, St. Mary's, Calvert, Prince George's, King George, Va. counties and beyond. The Sabres offer a range of ice hockey programs including learning to play hockey, recreational teams, travel teams and skills sessions. The Sabres' home arena is the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, Md.

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Calvert Will Expose Domestic Violence
Inside law enforcement sources said allegations of strangulation proceeded the July 31, 2012 murder/suicide in Owings, claiming the lives of Cynthia Hayward, 31, Natalee Hayward, 2, and Frank Hayward Jr., 32. Frank Hayward III survived the attack by his father. Organizations like Crisis Intervention attempt to educate victims about the serious health repercussions of strangulation. Damage and clots in the carotid artery can cause strokes and death within months or years of the attack. The manhandling can cause miscarriages, which the victim may not connect with their attack. This can cause loss of consciousness and brain damage, Poole said. Advocates counsel victims not to believe they deserve the abuse or that they are alone in their experiences. The earlier they can reach a victim, the more likely it is the individual can be persuaded to leave a hazardous situation.

Forty percent of all reported domestic violence victims have been strangled within the previous year. Sixty two percent of these cases had no visible sign of injury. The victim will recant accusations in 70-80 percent these cases the victim will recant because she doesn’t understand the danger she is in. Wednesday afternoon, representatives from Safe Harbor, Inc. presented the county’s law enforcement community a new tool to assist in prosecuting domestic violence abusers. The Tool The new Kwiklite ultra-violet alternative light source camera lens and stabilizer illuminates dried blood and reveals subdermal bruising in a strangulation victim – the type of bruising invisible to the naked eye, either showing up after the incident or not at all, said Crime Scene Technician Greg Crump. Bruises appear in digital images because the lens detects body fluids. Strangulation leaves blood close to the surface of the skin. The new lens and light will speed up the process in photographing evidence. Photos admissible as evidence, according to State’s Attorney Laura L. Martin. Ease of mobility allows the camera to be transported to the hospital or to the crime scene. The unit, stored in a container the size of a briefcase, will become the primary camera used, replacing a bulkier camera wand, lugged around in a large box on wheels. The old camera is still useable and will remain in the field, Crump said. Trained to use the equipment when Safe Harbor purchased it, Crump said the learning curve included understanding the different settings needed for different skin tones. If demand for the camera is high, both at crime scenes and to photograph abuse victims, the sheriff’s office may apply for grants to purchase a second one, Crump said. Safe Harbor board member Ed Apple negotiated an agreement with the camera supplier to train additional individuals. The Problem Victims don’t recognize they have been strangled. When asked if their abuser strangled them, they often say their attacker grabbed them, or choked them, Crump said. Strangling is an anoxic injury; meaning airflow is cut off during the incident, according to Phyllis Poole of the Crisis Intervention Center. Those working with domestic violence victims fight the misconception that strangulation is premeditated, uses ligatures or ends in death. Two recent domestic violence deaths, one each in Calvert and St. Mary’s, seem to substantiate this mindset. In her application for a protective order Kimberly Dawn Carter wrote “In the past three or more years – numerous times – too many to remember, he has hit, chocked, kicked, punched and slapped me.”

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The Strangulation Project This initiative brought together representatives from law enforcement, state’s attorney’s office, Safe Harbor and the medical community to provide a comprehensive solution to domestic violence. Prior to the Hayward murder/suicide last August, members of the Domestic Response Team talked about the county’s desire to “stay on the cutting edge” and be proactive in offering services. The result has been Calvert County’s participation in two pilot projects. First was the use of “Domestic Violence Lethality Screen For First Responders.” All deputies are trained to administer a one-page questionnaire at the scene. This survey is based upon researched criteria determining the level of risk the person is in. If there is a “yes” to any of the first three questions, the victim is automatically referred to the Domestic Response Team. Once a case is funneled to the team, someone will take the victim’s statement, have injuries forensically photographed then collect a protective order, search warrant and arrest warrant. “I like to think of it as a one-stop-shop. We execute it all at once to help the victim from doing many steps throughout several days,” Sgt. Timothy Fridman said last August. The Strangulation Project is as much about education as using the camera to document evidence. Someone will explain to the victim that choking is in fact strangulation and describe the seriousness of the threat. The second pilot program for the initiative came with Safe Harbor’s $18,000 purchase of the alternative light source camera. If a victim does recant, the state’s attorney’s office can use the digital evidence to force the cases further,” according to previous statements from Martin. Safe Harbor In 1991, a taskforce assembled to address the needs of abused persons. Out of this taskforce grew Safe Harbor, Inc. Linda Kelly and Ed Apple have been Safe Harbor Board of Directors since the beginning.

Photo by Frank Marquart Phyllis Poole, left, State’s Attorney Laura Martin, Sgt. Tim Fridman (back), Linda Kelley, Sheriff Mike Evans and Crime Scene Technician Greg Crump assemble for Safe Harbor’s presentation of a special camera.

Safe Harbor, Inc. became a formal 501(c)3 non-profit organization to act as a conduit for grants and to handle donations coming into the health department. Victims of domestic violence receive food, shelter, safety, counseling and medical services between the county’s health department and Safe Harbor, which contributes a minimum of $30,000 annually to the county to support a shelter, according Apple. Some donations come from individuals who once needed Safe Harbor’s services. One woman stayed at the house for a couple days, then moved out of the area and disappeared. A couple years later they heard from her again. She had divorced her abusive husband, and wanted to donate $10,000 to Safe Harbor so it could help others in the same situation. Her large donations continued for a few years, Apple said. Such large donations are unusual, but it went to prove the services Safe Harbor offers are needed and appreciated. All money collected during the year goes into the operation of the shelter, Kelley said. The directors are volunteers. The organization has no overhead or administrative fees. Volunteers don’t receive reimbursement for gas expenses, she said. Safe Harbor volunteers have learned to stretch a dollar and take advantage of programs open to shelters, Apple said. When the county had to cut their donation, he found a program to purchase food from panties. The purchase of commercial grade freezers and refrigerators allows him to fill a truck with bulk food every couple of months, paying less than he could at a grocery store. A mattress supplier provided Kelly a steep discount upon discovering the purchase was for a shelter. The shelter has a small supply of cash on hand to help buy clothing and school supplies for parents and children who left their home with nothing. Some money is used to help victims get a fresh start. If an individual has a job and all they need is money for a rent deposit, Kelley said Safe Harbor will help, providing assistance for furniture if needed.

The Shelter After a violent incident, both parties go into a honeymoon phase, according the State’s Attorney Martin. The victim becomes convinced their significant other will not hurt them again, that it was a mistake, that they did something to deserve the abuse and everything will be fine if they don’t do it again. Eventually the honeymoon phase levels out and tensions begin to rise again, culminating in another violent episode, thus perpetuating the cycle, Martin said. Generally, a victim will go back seven or eight times before deciding to take action to get out. When children are involved, the victim tries to reconcile with the abuser to keep the family together. Emotional and monetary investments hold the victim in the situation, hoping for a change. Removing the victim from the cycle can prevent deaths related to domestic violence. And when death occurs, a record of past episodes usually comes to light, Martin said. “When they’re living it, they can’t see it,” she said. Safe Harbor shelter is a safe haven for female victims and their children. Some stay for a night or two, until they find another living situation. Others have stayed for six months or more while trying to get back on their feet. There is no time limit for a stay, and victims do not pay to stay in the shelter. “You don’t get your life back in three days,” Kelley said. The shelter will not turn anyone away if it runs out of rooms, leasing local hotel space for short-term residents. Victims can receive free counseling at the Crisis Intervention Center located at the Calvert County Health Department. The Helpline is open 24 hours a day and can be reached at 410-535-2212. All inquiries are confidential. Anyone interested in working with Safe Harbor should contact Kelley at


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James Herbert King Sr., 95
James Herbert King, Sr., age 95 of Dunkirk, Md. passed away Feb. 3at Calvert County Nursing Center. He was born July 26, 1917 in North Beach, Md. to John Wilson and Ida Estelle (Stallings) King. Herbert was raised and educated in Calvert County. As a young man Herbert enjoyed playing baseball and bowling. On November 14, 1936 he married Ruby Marselas in Lower Marlboro. The couple resided in Dunkirk since their marriage. Herbert was a farmer and later operated the J.H. King Construction Company. He primarily did all the interior work and remodeling of the Drug Fair Stores in Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He retired in the late 1980s. Herbert was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department and the Carpenters Union Local of Washington, D.C. Herbert was preceded in death by his wife Ruby King, a daughter Joyce L. King, three grandchildren, a brother John Calvert King and three sisters Ruth Geiman, Lillian Walton and Mary Old. Surviving are a son James H. “Bucky” King Jr. and his wife Helen of East New Market, Md.; three daughters Nancy K. Tarry and her husband Bill of North Beach, Md., L. Sue Edwards and her husband Skip of Lusby, Md. and Patty Moore and her husband Joe of Dunkirk, Md.; 12 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one brother Robert Lee King of Baltimore, Md. and three sisters Ida Belle Garner of Solomons, Md., Mildred Nicholson of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Evelyn Donaldson of Severn, Md. Friends were received on Feb. 8 at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, Md. Funeral services and a celebration of Herbert’s life were be held Feb. 9 at Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 3170 W. Ward Road, Dunkirk, Md. Interment followed at Mt. Harmony Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Dunkirk VFD.

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Ida Mae Chase, 85, of Lusby, Md. passed away on Feb. 23 at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Md. Ida Mae Chase was born May 4, 1944 to the late John Harrison Garner and Hilda Howard in Calvert County, Maryland. Ida Mae received her education in the public school system of Calvert County. On September 18, 1970 she was united in holy matrimony to Howard Lee Chase. They were perfect in their love for each other and Howard loved her in his words, “the best that he could”. During their 42 years of marriage they raised five children together; Michael, Timothy, Paul, Stanton, and Katina. They also played a big part in raising two of her older grand children, Michael and Kortinai. During her early years of employment Ida Mae worked for Roland Cleaners, and then became head chef at the Frying Pan restaurant. She then went on to perform housekeeping work for several clients until she became ill in November of 2012. Because of her integrity, and sweet spirit Ida Mae was more than just a housekeeper to all her clients, she became family to them. In the church Ida Mae was known for her huge singing voice and the heart of God that every song she sang flowed from. She was a devout member of the Eastern Jubilees and the Co-founder of the Mason Jubilees, a youth choir she founded with her mother. If she made a commitment to sing at another church she always kept her word and would show up even if she had to sing alone or with one or two faithful members. When you visited her home she would most often be heard humming or singing a song of praise (most often there was a baby in the midst somewhere). She loved children. Ida Mae left a smile in the heart of everyone she came in contact with. She loved God and her church family dearly. If she ever got on your case it would always be because she loved you and she believed God’s word. That’s why singing was her gift from God to bless the heart of many. Ida Mae is survived by her loving

husband Howard Chase, five sons, Michael Gross (Myrtle), Howard Moore, Timothy Harrod (Natonja), Paul, and Stanton Chase (Julie); two daughters Katina Black (Dameon), and Sharon Moore; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Owen and Herbert (Emmaline); and adopted brother George Johnson; two sister in-laws Annie Chew and Arlene Howard, and one brother inlaw Anthony Parker; three uncles, James (Louise), Richard, and Charles (Patricia); three aunts: Beatrice, Delores and Mary Buck; five godchildren, Andre, Latinia, Desmond, Rashard, and Lauryn; four devoted friends, Audrey Jones, Toreno Wortham, Louise Savoy, and Faynette Johnson; two very dedicated nieces Anna Gross and Connie Howard; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 2 at Dunkirk Baptist Church, Dunkirk, Md. with Rev. Dr. Samson Y. Nortey, eulogist. The interment was at Eastern UM Church Cemetery, Lusby, Md. The pallbearers were Eric Gross, Thomas Johnson, Levi Buck, Delfonte Johnson, Steve Buck and Desmond Davis. The honorary pallbearers were Joshua Jones and Rydell Wortham. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

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John Eldridge Sollers, 59, of Lexington Park, Md. passed away on Feb. 20 at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. John Eldridge Sollers was born on Feb. 26, 1953, the sixth of eight children born to Milton and Mary Virginia Sollers. John was a loving son and sibling. Throughout his youth, he attended Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Upon graduating Southern High School, John worked for the United States Bureau of Printing and Engraving. He later attained his CDL from the College of Southern Maryland and went on occupy his “dream job” driving trucks. He worked for various companies including Chaney Enterprises, the Trading Post and even founded his own company. John was a faithful member of Lothian Church of God. While he played the trombone earlier in life, he was well known for his love of the bass guitar. His talent was apparent as you could hear the scales and runs as he would ad-lib into

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Patricia Brown Bowie, 78
Patricia Brown Bowie, 78, of Dowell, Md. formerly of Bryantown, Md. passed away suddenly on Feb. 26 in Port Orange, Fla. She was born in Washington, D.C. on July 25, 1934 to the late Edward M. Brown and Mary Magdalene Hurley Brown. She was the beloved wife to Benjamin H. Bowie whom she married on January 29, 1955. Patricia graduated from St. Paul’s Catholic High School and attended the University of Maryland. She was the President of Bowie Produce Company until her retirement in 2002. Patricia and Benjamin moved from their home in Bryantown, Md. in 2002 and relocated to Dowell, Md. She was a lifelong Washington Redskin fan. Patricia is survived by her husband, Benjamin H. Bowie; children, Richie and his wife Janice Bowie of Waldorf, Md., Mickey and her husband Nick Ferrante of Bryantown, Md., Eddie and his wife Cathy Bowie of Hughesville, Md., Cecelia and her husband Jim Rasmussen of Aldie, VA and Ben and his wife Sue Bowie of Prince Frederick, Md.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and her brother Edward M. Brown Jr. of Silver Spring, Md. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Genevieve Deikel. The family received friends on March 3 at the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md., where prayers were offered. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on March 4 in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, Md. with Msgr. Michael Wilson officiating. Pallbearers are her grandsons Richie Bowie, Nick Ferrante, Eddie Bowie, Drew Ferrante, James Rasmussen, Brian Bowie and Mike Bowie. Interment followed at Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Md. Should friends desire contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 4200 Harewood Rd., NE, Washington, D.C. 20017 or www. For more information or to leave condolences please visit

Frederick for the past seven years. Millie was primarily a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and was also employed as a sales associate at Wal-Mart in Prince Frederick since 2000. Millie enjoyed traveling on long vacations as well as taking day trips. She also liked shopping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Millie loved being around people and was very fond of the friends she made while working at Wal-Mart. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Everett “Tip” Tippett in 2006 and by siblings Catherine Gates and Margaret, Walter and Charles Willett. She is survived by daughters Millie Y. Redmon and husband James of Mitchellville, and Mary E. Williams and husband Wesley of Huntingtown and by sons John R. Oliver and wife Susan of Tennessee, Bruce E. Oliver of Owings, James E. Tippett and wife Stacey of Prince Frederick and Samuel W.B. Tippett and wife Jennifer of Shady Side. Also surviving are grandchildren Ricky, Matthew, Brandon, Jessica, Dustin, Josh, Alex, LeeAnna, Jessica, Megan, Sam and Hunter; great-grandchildren Camden and Dustin and brothers Louis Willett of Nanjemoy and James Willett of Accokeek. Family and friends were received March 3 at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of Millie’s life was held March 4. Interment followed at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Md. Expressions of sympathy in Millie’s name may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Fredrick, MD 20678 or online at For information or to leave condolences visit

Irene Castle Karchner, 93
Irene Castle Karchner of Dunkirk, Md. passed away on Feb. 23 at the age of 93. She was born on Oct. 20, 1919 in Charleston, W.V. to Carl and Nellie (Coffman) Stump. Irene grew up in Cumberland, Md. and was a graduate from Romney High School in W.V. She then moved to Washington, D.C. where she lived and worked for the State Department around the Capitol Hill area. Irene decided to retire and be a homemaker for her family. Over the years, Irene made a home for her family in Suitland and finally settling in Calvert County in 1978. She was very involved in the Capitol Hill Baptist Church and lived everyday of her life practicing her faith. Irene enjoyed playing bingo at the Dunkirk V.F.D., working in her garden and around the yard. She loved all animals, big and small. One of her many highlights was in going to the Union picnic with her son. She was the loving wife of the late Donald Karchner, and the beloved mother to: L. Jack Denham Jr., and his wife - Barbara O.; Ronald W. Denham and his wife Patricia A., and the late Patricia Delauder. She is also survived by her brother, William Stump, 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Family received friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane (Rte. 4 and Fowler Road), Owings, Md. on March 5. The interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.

Grace Ketner, 88
Loretta “Grace” Ketner, 88, of Lusby, Md. passed away on Feb. 25 in Solomons Nursing Center. She was born in Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pa. on Aug. 29, 1924 to the late Franklin Dewey and Emma Bertha Cavanaugh. She was the beloved wife to Robert T. Ketner. Grace as she was known by all was a most remarkable person God put on this earth. Grace is survived by her husband, Robert T. Ketner; children, Sandra Davis, Lawrence Ketner, and Donna Herrmann; eight grandchildren and seven grea- grandchildren; siblings Wilma Fye (Max), Howard Cavanaugh (Alice), and Everett Cavanaugh (Margie). She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings, Melvin Paul Cavanaugh and Mildred Reasinger. The family received friends on Feb. 28 in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel, Lusby, Md. where funeral services were held with Rev. David Graves officiating. Interment will take place on Thursday, March 14 at 1 p.m. the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md. Should friends desire contributions may be made in Grace’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Area Chapter, 11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite #402, Fairfax, VA 22030 For more information or to leave condolences please visit

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Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Tippett, 72, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away Feb. 28 at her residence. Millie was born June 3, 1940 in Pomonkey, Md. to Walbur and Mildred Alice (Allen) Willett. She was raised in Accokeek where she attended public schools and graduated from Gwynn Park High School in 1958. Millie married Everett “Tip” Tippett on August 1, 1969 and they lived in Dunkirk, and later Huntingtown. She has lived in Prince

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Regional Library’s Announces New Board
The Southern Maryland Regional Library Association welcomed a new member to its board of trustees during the annual corporation meeting on February 12. Caroline Guy joined nine other board members who are elected annually to serve a one-year term. The other eight who were elected are returning members, including the board president, Kiplinger Hine. The Southern Maryland Regional Library Association is a regional resource center for the public libraries in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties; providing library services for the staff and customers of public libraries throughout Southern Maryland. The board of trustees is composed of three members from each of the three county library boards. The regional library was formed in 1959 to enhance the services provided by the county libraries. It is part of a state-wide resource


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Winning the Talent Wars, Developing the Next Generation
The College of Southern Maryland’s Corporate Center is hosting “Winning the Talent Wars and Developing the Next Generation,” by best-selling author Bruce Tulgan on April 23 at the college’s La Plata Campus. Tulgan is a world-recognized leader of young people in the workplace and a leading expert of leadership management. His books include “Not Everyone Gets a Trophy,” “It’s Okay to be the Boss” and “Managing Generation X.” Since founding the management-training firm RainmakerThinking, Inc. in 1993, Tulgan has been a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader. “The Corporate Center works with Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s chambers of commerce to bring a nationally recognized trainer to Southern Maryland at least once a year. We are happy for the return of Bruce Tulgan who made a huge impression with Executive Leadership Program participants when he visited in March 2010,” said CSM Executive Director of Workforce Development Programs Susan Ross. “[Bruce Tulgan’s] insights into the redefinitions of aging and retirement issues for Baby Boomers was quite enlightening,” said Carlos Montague, president of Port Tobacco Consulting LLC, who attended Tulgan’s session “Leveraging the Generational Mix,” part of the Executive Education Series through the Corporate Center. As a member of Generation X (the generation born from the early 1960s to the early 1980s), Montague said that Tulgan recognized his generation as the new leaders of the economy and that Generation Y (also known as Millennial Generation born from early 1980s to the early 2000s) are filling the ranks of the workforce faster than ever. “It was his reflections on the mix of us all in the economy that helped me to understand the true diversity of my companies,” Montague said. There is a rate of $299 for registrations received by March 18. After March 18 the cost is $349. For information and to register, visit www. To view Tulgan’s free weekly video newsletter, visit




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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs manager Patrick Osborn continued to fill-in the 2013 roster, as he announced three more additions to the team today. Outfielder Brian Barton will rejoin the team this season, while infielders Renny Osuna and Kody Hightower will play their first season with Southern Maryland in 2013. Barton, 30, will return to the Blue Crabs for a second straight year after finishing third on the team and 12th in the Atlantic League in batting average (.309) during the 2012 season. The six-foot-three, 190-pound Barton also finished among the top three for Southern Maryland in games played (130), runs (66), hits (153), triples (6), RBIs (60) and stolen bases (23), as well as owning the highest batting average (.375) for the Blue Crabs during their 2012 playoff run. Before coming to Southern Maryland, Barton spent a majority of his career playing Triple-A ball as part of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta braves farm organizations. Barton also appeared in 83 games for the Cardinals and Braves as a utility outfielder with a .268 average, 23 runs, 41 hits, 13 extrabase hits and 13 RBIs from 2008-09. The Los Angeles, Calif. native was originally signed by Cleveland as an amateur free agent in 2005 and made his major league debut on April 1, 2008 for the Cardinals. Barton last appeared in a major league uniform for Atlanta on June 3, 2009. Changing pace to the Independent League for the first time, 27 year-old Osuna will join the Blue Crabs after spending last season as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers Double-A Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League. In 124 games in 2012 Osuna hit .258 with 64 runs (first on the team), 123 hits, 28 extra-base hits and 43 RBIs. Osuna, a member of the Texas Rangers organization for six of seven career seasons, reached as high as Double-A’s Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League before joining the Travelers in 2012. In four Double-A seasons, Osuna played in 438 career games, achieving a .277 average with 231 runs, 470 hits, 101 extra-base hits and 174 RBIs. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Osuna was originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 32nd round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft from New Mexico Junior College. Another new addition Kody Hightower, 27, joins the Blue Crabs after last appearing in the Australian Baseball League in 2011. In 34 games Hightower hit .361 with 26 runs, 44 hits, 18 extra-base hits and 25 RBIs for the Canberra Cavalry, serving as a utility infielder. Hightower also has previous experience with the Midwest Sliders of the Frontier League of Independent Baseball in 2008 and is originally from Lenoir, North Carolina.

CSM Lady Hawks Compete in Tournament

The CSM Lady Hawks basketball team, led by Coach Andrew Norris, left, in his second season as head coach, fell to Harford Community College in the second round of the Maryland Junior College (MDJUCO) Tournament with a score of 58-57 on Feb. 14 in Harford. No. 8 seeded CSM narrowly lost to No. 1 seeded Harford Community College in the final seconds of the game.

A View From The
By Ronald N. Guy Jr. Contributing Writer As the Baltimore Ravens were riding their Joe Flacco-piloted magic carpet to a Super Bowl victory, they knew retaining the pilot’s/quarterback’s services was getting more expensive every win. Flacco, you see, was in the last year of his deal and was set to hit free agency when the season ended, whenever that might be. The ride ended at the New Orleans Superdome with the team awash in confetti, the Lombardi trophy held high and with Flacco, the game’s MVP, declaring his intent to hang out with the most famous mouse in the world. The scene was somewhat cliché, but was so very perfect for a quarterback preparing to take a seat at the negotiating table. A month has now passed since the Ravens’ second championship and Flacco’s signature moment - sufficient time for parades, parties and the resultant hangover to fade - and after some brief and half-hearted jockeying, the quarterback and team have agreed to a new contract. So what did it take to keep a Super Bowl winning and MVP

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quarterback in the prime of his career in the Ravens’ nest? The final tally was 6 years, $120 million: a new NFL record. Hey, drinks are on Joe. Thanks Joe! Flacco’s situation was uncommon: a contending NFL franchise rarely allows its starting quarterback to play out the final year of his contract. The Ravens attempted to get a deal done with their signal caller before the 2012 season, but Flacco wanted “elite quarterback” money and the Ravens were offering “pretty good quarterback” money. Flacco passed…on the deal… then attempted to pass his way to NFL riches. For much of the season it looked liked a misguided decision drenched in ego. Flacco’s performance was choppy and the Ravens stumbled into the playoffs, losing 4 of their last 5 games. At that point, being paid “pretty good quarterback” money would have looked, well, pretty good…for Joe Flacco. Then the playoffs arrived and after throwing 11 touchdowns and 0 interceptions over 4 games and nabbing the Super Bowl MVP award, the rest really was history. Flacco, the kid that wasn’t good enough to play at the University of Pittsburgh, did enough at the Univer-

sity of Delaware, football “power” that it is, to be the Ravens’ first round pick in 2008 and has spent his NFL career typecast as a game-manager on a runfirst offense and a team dominated by its defense, is the highest paid player in the NFL. How did this happen? Well, first (and obviously) Flacco played his tail off when it mattered most. Flacco, an underrated big game quarterback, outplayed Peyton Manning and Tom Brady on the road and ran his career playoff record to 9-4. Truth be told his record could even be better: save for a Lee Evans dropped pass, he had Brady’s Patriots beaten in last year’s AFC Championship Game. There’s more than just timely play, though, to Joe “the highest paid player in NFL history” Flacco. At some point in young Joe’s life someone – a parent, teacher, coach or all of the above – did the lad a favor by planting and sowing within him a seed of self-confidence. Flacco, all grown up and with his confidence in full bloom, earned his new contract by not accepting his stereotype as a game manager or definition as a good - “average Joe”, if you will - NFL quarterback. And when faced with a huge career decision, with all the chips all down, he displayed the fortitude to bet on the one person he believed in unequivocally: himself. Hmm…do I have a Joe Flacco? Do you? Have I enabled a youngster’s success? Have you? The bet is we both have work to do. Send comments to

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Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, March 7
• Trivia, Ladies Night and Karaoke Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.

Friday, March 8

Huntingtown Play Reaches for the Heights
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Eye of the Storm Productions aims high with their spring production of “In the Heights.” The production is based on a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. When Nina Rosario, played by Danielle O’Dell, returns from Stanford University to visit her home neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York, she has to find a way to tell her parents and friends that she decided to drop out. This decision puts her on a collision course with her father, played by Vince Kubala, who decides to sell the family business to pay for her education, putting the young man who loves Nina, played by Jon Kay, out of a job. Meanwhile, Usnavi, played by Billy Saunders, is working to scratch out a living with his cousin, Sonny, played by Hunter Mackey, and his Abuela Claudia, played by Ileana Fortuno, while fighting for the affections of neighborhood beauty Vanessa, played by Courtney Thomas. A blackout in the neighborhood and a winning lottery ticket bring simmering issues to a head, with a resolution that manages to be both satisfying and realistic. The play takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster using Latin inspired song and dance numbers. “In the Heights” was released for high school adaptations last year. The high school applied on the first day it was avail-

• 4 Friends Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. • Adam Ritchie Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 9
• Not So Modern Jazz Quartet The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m. • Live Music Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) – 1 p.m. • The Ravyns Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 10 p.m. • 25th Hour Band Jake and Al’s Chophouse (258 Town Square Drive, Lusby) – 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 10
able and received the rights to bring it to the stage. The production company did the same the first night “The Phantom of the Opera” was available to high schools. Director Derek Anderson prefers to find shows leaving the big stage, believing it keeps productions fresh. Students designed and constructed all sets and costumes. Huntingtown High School junior Bud Beard worked with set design in the past. During this production, he took a leadership position with the crew and created some props on his own. In productions like “In the Heights,” students have multiple roles behind the scenes and on stage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students with ID. Sponsors and patrons fund the theatre program. AccordPhotos by Sarah Miller Washington Heights citizens try to beat the heat.

• Live Music Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) – 1 p.m. • The Genevans 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick, - 7 p.m. • World Tavern Poker Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 1 and 4 p.m.

ing to Anderson, Eye of the Storm productions uses neither school nor county funds to put on productions. The group solicits local businesses and accepts community donations. There will be a special dinner and show package on March 15. The show opens March 8 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 10 and 7 p.m. showings March 14 to 16. Tickets are available at, 410-4147063 and at the door.

Monday, March 11
• Pizza and Pint Night Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 4 p.m. • The Comedians – a COSMIC presentation Crossroad Christian Church, 150 Ball Road, St. Leonard, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

East Coast Antiques & Collectables Estate Auction
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• Eric Landes Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7 p.m.

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

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Thursday, March 14
• Trivia, Ladies Night and Karaoke Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.

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Friday, March, 8
• Mission Possible: Promoting Non-Profit Success College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, (8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata) - 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland’s will host its third annual conference for employees, board members and volunteers of the region’s nonprofit organizations. The event will feature a keynote address, “The Board’s Dashboard: Getting the Data You Need to Govern,” by Justin Pollock, founder and principal of Orgforward. Conference participants will select from among 10 presentations on fundraising, strategy, volunteer recruitment, strengthening community relationships and utilizing public access television. $40 before Feb. 25; $55 after Feb. 25; $35 group rate (five or more). Register online at NonProfitInstitute/Events.html, or call Kim Yellman at 301-934-7627 or Sharon Buckler at 301-934-7602. • Calvert Coffee Connection Meeting Poston’s Fitness for Life Studio, (10735 Town Center Blvd; Dunkirk, Md. 20754) 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Bob Poston and Linda Copeland are ex-

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with “clowns” Tim Marrone and Joe Brady. Admission payable at the door: Regular $10, Special (senior, student, military) $8, and Family $25. For full program visit or call 240-561-5799. boats and required equipment, trailering, legal requirements in Md., boat handling, waterway signs, rules of the road, and marine radio. This course satisfies the Md. Boating Safety Education requirement for all Maryland boaters born after July 1, 1972. A fee of $30 covers the course manual and materials. Advance registration is encouraged and may be made by calling 410-535-2035.

cited about hosting our next meeting. They have some great things planned with refreshments and other activities for women’s health and fitness. The Studio is located right behind Giant in a new building, near the hardware store. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 410-980-5771. Confirmation of attendance preferred.

Sunday, March 17
• DBCelebrates 20 Years of Public Ministry Dunkirk Baptist Church, 11275 S. Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk, 10:30 a.m. Join Dunkirk Baptist Church for a special worship with DBC’s founding pastor, Dr. Dennis Felder followed by a potluck luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. We look forward to sharing the message of God’s forever faithfulness over the last 20 years at Dunkirk Baptist Church and always. Call 301-855-3555 Click: DunkirkBaptistChurch. org Email:

Saturday, March 10
• Trinity United Methodist Church 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick, - 7 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church will host The Genevans, a 50-voice choir (one being a Calvert High School graduate) from Geneva College. This is the final stop on their weeklong east coast tour. It promises to be a wonderful concert. Free will offering to be accepted. Trinity is located at. For more information, call 410-535-1782 or visit www.

Thursday, March 21
• Nervous When Asked to Speak Publically? County Services Plaza (150 Main Street in Prince Frederick, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You’re not alone and there is help right in your own community. Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of every month. For more information please contact Belinda Denton at 443-624-2402, or Visit our website at

March, 18
• Boating Safety Class scheduled County Services Plaza, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 The Boating Skills & Seamanship safety course in nine sessions is being offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary Drum Point Flotilla, on Mondays and Thursdays beginning March 18and finishing on April 15. Each session is two hours. The course covers

Sunday, March 11
• The Comedians – a COSMIC presentation Crossroad Christian Church, 150 Ball Road, St. Leonard, 4 p.m. Featuring young artist competition winners Jessica Lyons, Katelyn Lynos, and Moriah Morgan. Kabalevsky’s The Comedians

Library Events
Friday, March 8
• On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. Ages birth through 5. • Black History Month: Meet Billy Poe Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 2:30 to 4 p.m. William “Billy” Poe is a poet, essayist, and documentary photographer. He shares his research through exhibitions, original plays, and film vignettes. He is also the author of African-Americans of Calvert County. Mr. Poe’s work will be displayed in the foyer the entire month of February. peal Way, Lusby, 10:25 to 10:55 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 5 years old. • Memoirs & Creative Writing Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie as she encourages the art of creative memoir writing. Bring 12 double-spaced copies of your piece of memoir, 500-800 words, to work on and share with the group. • Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Southern Branch, 20 Appeal Way, Lusby, 2 to 3 p.m. Facebook: Learn the steps to setting up a Facebook account so you can locate and keep in touch with friends and family. The training will last an hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. Call 410-326-5289. • JobSource Mobile Career Center Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 3 to 7 p.m. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38’ mobile center features 11 computer workstations, Smart Board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities, state of the art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. Call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 for more information. • Winter Interludes: Zoe Mulford Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Talented and original, Zoe Mulford’s voice, personality and banjo bring an American edge to an English folk delivery that forges a magical bond between her audience and her music. Don’t miss her during this visit from England.

Thursday, March 14
• Calvert Conversations Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 10 to 11 a.m. An informal discussion of local history of interest to long-time Calvertonians and newbies. Complimentary coffee and tea. Come, relax in our living room, and share or learn something new! Call for information 410-257-2411. • Kids Just Want to Have Fun! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 2 to 3 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade. Please register. Call 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862. • Evening Storytime Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. This storytime is for the family with children of multiple ages. Children enjoy books and language through short stories, songs, crafts and more. An adult must accompany child. This week’s theme: Zoo. • Lifelong Learning Series: Your Android Phone or Tablet 101 Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Are you considering the purchase of an Android smartphone or tablet and want to know the basics of how to get started? Or maybe you have one already and need a little support? Bring your device and we’ll give you a few pointers. Please register. Call 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862.

Saturday, March 9
• Garden Smarter: Propagation – Planning for the Future with More Plants Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 10 to 11:30 a.m. A general discussion about starting plants from seed, by division, and cuttings. Call 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 to learn more. • Playtime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 10:45 to 11:15 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 5 years old. • Playtime Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 10:45 to 11:15 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 5 years old. • Playtime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time

Monday, March 11
• Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for movies 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, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in K-3rd grade. Please register. Call 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862. • Book Discussion Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Read either or both books by Julie Otsuka: When the Emperor Was Divine; The Buddha in the Attic. Both books explore the female Japanese experience in America.

Wednesday, March 13
• Playtime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 20 Ap-


Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Month Long Community Events
• Calvert County Youth Flag Football Registration is open for boys and girls ages 5-16. The first two seasons have been a huge success and we are looking forward to the 2013 spring season. This is a no contact sports and designed to teach the children the fundamentals of football. Each child gets the opportunity to play all positions on offense and defense. Each season we are growing bigger. Registration will close March 15. You may visit the website for more information. • JPPM Visitor Center Opening Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Visitor Center will now be open to the public Monday through Friday. In mid-April we will resume our regular schedule of Wednesday through Sunday, but for the coming months the Visitor Center is available to the public during the week. Once a show barn for Black Angus cattle, the JPPM Visitor Center has been renovated to create the ideal place to begin your visit. Housing permanent and temporary exhibits, a theater room, Discovery Room, information center, museum shop, and public facilities, it is the information hub of the park and museum. Stop by to learn about the history of the property, the science of archaeology, or to pick up a map and trial guide. Staff is on hand during our public season to answer questions and offer suggestions on how to make the most of your visit. • Chesapeake Community Chorus The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. Contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477 for more information. Our practice sessions for March 2013: March 10, 4 to 6 p.m. at Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach March 17, 4 to 6 p.m. at Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach • Boating Safety Class scheduled County Services Plaza, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 The Boating Skills & Seamanship safety course in nine sessions is being offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary Drum Point Flotilla, on Mondays and Thursdays beginning March 18 and finishing on April 15. Each session is two hours. The course covers boats and required equipment, trailering, legal requirements in Md., boat handling, waterway signs, rules of the road, and marine radio. This course satisfies the Md. Boating Safety Education requirement for all Maryland boaters born after July 1, 1972. A fee of $30 covers the course manual and materials. Advance registration is encouraged and may be made by calling 410-535-2035. Boating Safety Class, 18 March until 15 April at the Calvert County Services Plaza, 150 Main Street, Prince Frederick MD. The cost is $30. To reserve a seat or for more information contact R. T. West at 410-535-2035.

Senior Citizen News
New Living Well Workshop Are you or someone you know suffering from chronic pain, diabetes or other health problems? Living Well is a six-week program that teaches self-management tools. The next workshop is on Tuesdays, April 16 – May 21, 11 a.m. at Calvert Pines Senior Center. For more information or to register, call Keri Lipperini at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Stay Informed The new March/April Office on Aging newsletter, The Connection, is now available. Stop in at any senior center to pick up your copy. Current and previous newsletters are also posted on the Calvert County website at under “Services”. Get Free Tax Assistance AARP Tax-Aide counselors are preparing taxes for low-to-moderate-income senior citizens, aged 50-plus. Appointments are required and can be scheduled now by calling one of the three senior centers. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) • Spend the evening out at Dinner and a Movie, Thursday, March 14, 5 p.m. There will be a fried chicken dinner and an Oscar-winning movie. Must pre-register. Fee is $5. • Enjoy a ham and cabbage lunch at the St. Patrick’s Day Party, Friday, March 15, 12 p.m. There will be entertainment by the Variety Players. Lunch reservation required. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Feeling lucky? Come to the St. Paddy’s Day Party, Friday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. Join in Doublin’ Your Luck Bingo with prizes times two. Lunch reservation required. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) • Get inspired by Visiting Author and Photographer, William A. Poe, Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m. Mr. Poe is the author of the book Images of America – African Americans of Calvert County. • Wear your green and enjoy a traditional Irish meal at the St. Patrick’s Day Party, Friday, March 15, 12 noon. Join in the laughter with contests, games and prizes! Lunch reservation required. Local Trips • Enjoy the scenery of the Eastern Shore with A Taste of Dorchester, Thursday, May 30. There will be a narrated cruise on a 50-foot boat followed by a buffetstyle lunch on Hooper’s Island. Afterwards, visit Layton’s Chance Vineyard to learn about wine making and enjoy samples. The $86 fee includes transportation, boat, lunch and the vineyard tour. • Feel the music of Always…Patsy Cline at Infinity Theatre in Annapolis, Thursday, June 13. The show is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with a Houston fan who befriended the star in a Texas honkytonk in 1961. The $65 fee includes transportation, show and lunch. Eating Together Menu Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Contributions are suggested. For reservations or to cancel your reservations call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, March 11: hot dog, pinto beans, cole slaw, fresh fruit, orange juice. Tuesday, March 12: beef stew, rice, salad, biscuit, chocolate chip cookie. Wednesday, March 13: salad w/chicken strips, pickled beets, pickles, breadsticks, oatmeal raisin cookies. Thursday, March 14: vegetable soup w/beans, ham and cheese sandwich, warm apples. Friday, March 15: ham and cabbage, boiled potatoes, dinner rolls, fresh fruit, assorted juices.

Optimizing Skeletal Health
By Debra Meszaros CSN What causes 1.5 million bone breaks in the United States each year? What is the best way to avoid fractures and keep your bones healthy going into your senior years? For a very long time it was thought that since calcium was the primary bone material, maintaining and promoting bone would simply mean to consume adequate amounts of calcium. However, we are now learning that it is actually the synergistic matrix of calcium and other nutrients that does the trick. We are also beginning to see evidence that thyroid function may play a role as well. Just like the trillions of other cells in your body, the cells of your bone are also being replaced (broken down and built up) on a regular basis. Osteoclasts break the bone down and Osteoblasts build it back up. This process should happen equally, but when Osteoblasts are not built, bone mass then decreases. The strength of your bone lies in the synergy between calcium and phosphate bound to collagen. It is the flexible protein collagen that provides the flexibility of your bones; their ability to resist compression. Top tips to building bone There are several factors that directly affect your ability to build bone. Regular exercise is the catalyst of bone building. The action of muscle moving over bone stimulates this process. Providing the body with all of the key nutrients needed to build bone without interruption plays a key role in maintaining bone mass. Providing your body with magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K, boron, and chromium will optimize calcium activity, and adequate thyroid function is needed to activate vitamin D. The American diet for the most part provides the 1000mg of calcium your body requires and if your dietary intake reaches this requirement there may not be a need to supplement more calcium. Research now shows too much calcium can be a negative thing. Maintaining a balance of 2:1 in calcium and magnesium respectfully is the challenge. Magnesium is not a mineral in plentiful supply in most diets. The foods rich in magnesium usually also contain calcium. It is believed that the majority of Americans are magnesium deficient. For this reason magnesium supplementation may be required to balance your dietary nutrients. Many studies have been performed on the many forms of both calcium and magnesium (and other minerals) to determine which form is best absorbed by the body; but when you compare all of the synthetic forms man develops to a whole food mineral, whole food wins hands down. Unfortunately there are only a few companies producing true whole food vitamins, and there is a difference between whole food based and whole food. Whole food based supplements generally contain some man made nutrients, whole food supplements usually do not. Ascorbates are synthetic as they are man made. A whole food supplement will have what seems to be very low mg’s of nutrients and any super charged, mega dose supplement is very likely to not be from whole food. Since whole food form usually has very close to 100 percent absorption, there’s no need for a “mega” dose. Surprisingly the majority of supplements on the market today are synthetic and absorption of them by the body can range between 14 percent and 40 percent. And the don’ts are…. The use of tobacco and the consumption of soda both hinder the bone building process. So in the end, even if you “Got Milk?” you may still struggle with building bone.
©2013 Debra Meszaros All rights reserved; no duplication without permission. DISCLAIMER: When you read through the diet and lifestyle information, you must know that everything within it is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. I am making no attempt to prescribe any medical treatment. You should not use the information here for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. The products and the claims made about specific products have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Confirm the safety of any supplements with your M.D., N.D. or pharmacist (healthcare professional). Some information given is solely an opinion, thought and or conclusion based on experiences, trials, tests, assessments or other available sources of information. I do not make any guarantees or promises with regard to results. I may discuss substances that have not been subject to double blind clinical studies or FDA approval or regulation. You assume the responsibility for the decision to take any natural remedy. You and only you are responsible if you choose to do anything with the information you have read. You do so at your own risk. I encourage you to make your own health decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

The Calvert Gazette

Thursday, March 7, 2013


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