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Argument Leads to Murder, Suicide
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Water Rates Simmers Tempers
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COUNTY NEWS Argument Leads to Murder, Suicide
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mond William Willard, 45, and Carl Ray Nerem Sr., 42, deceased as a result of apparent gunshot wounds, according to Evans. Police believe a verbal dispute led to Willard retrieving a handgun and fatally shooting Nerem before turning the gun on himself. Both bodies were discovered outside, one to the left of the driveway and one behind the main house. No other parties were injured. Evans declined to identify the one witness. “I don’t believe anyone saw this coming,” Evans said. Willard and Nerem were brothers-inlaw who resided with homeowner Frances R. Miller and Angela Willard Nerem at 4500 Hallowing Point Road. The family has lived there the past 10 to 15 years, Evans said. Photos by Sarah Miller Sheriff’s deputies had responded to the Sheriff Mike Evans held a press conference within hours of the murder/suicide on Hallowing Point Road residence March 17 for an altercation be- in Prince Frederick. tween the two men, however there was no sign of injury. Neither Nerem nor Willard wanted to pursue the matter. Parties involved in a suspected assault cannot be compelled to press charges; whereas, in cases of domestic violence, the sheriff’s office can direct victims toward agencies for help, Evans said. Auto Accidents

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Two were killed during an altercation at a Prince Frederick residence on March 19. At 1:27 p.m., the Calvert County 911 Center dispatched a call for a shooting on Hallowing Point Road. Officers from the Calvert Investigative Team were in the area on an unrelated matter and heard the shots. Those officers immediately responded to the shooting call, according to Sheriff Mike Evans during a press conference. Upon arrival, officers discovered Ray-

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Brewing Fight Over Water Rates
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Chesapeake Beach Town Council members Valerie Beaudin, Jeffrey Krahling, and Eric Reinhardt are at the forefront of a movement to charge a flat fee for each gallon of water used. Chesapeake Beach operates under a tiered system where higher volume users receive a discount, causing average households to subsidize large operations. His fellow council members’ arguments are premature because the system is still under study and the proposal hasn’t been made, according to Chesapeake Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl. “It’s ridiculous,” he said, adding concerns about “robocalls” from Reinhardt that had the town hall swamped with phone calls from as far away as West Virginia. The calls were made to locally listed numbers only, Reinhardt said. Some numbers may have been changed, or the cell phone holder moved, which would cause calls in from other states. Currently, the town asked rate structure specialist Jean Holloway to design a sustainable and fair new rate structure for taxpayers. The rate structure is more than 20 years old, became an issue during the last town council elections. The mayor appointed a commission to study the matter and bring back solutions. Reinhardt criticized the commission saying the mayor appointed it with like-minded individuals. When council members voted to eliminate the fifth tier, reserved to the highest users paying the least, Wahl vetoed the vote, Reinhardt said. He believes it is not too early to “open doors, be transparent and get the public involved.” The Town Council will have a budget work session March 25. Another work session addressing water rate changes is scheduled in early April, Wahl said. Interested individuals can sign an online petition to change the water rates at www.fairwaterrates.net. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Outstanding Women Honored
“You are the very special people that make the world go ‘round,” said Anne Mychalus to the assembled honorees at the 11th annual Women of the World awards luncheon. Saturday’s gathering was the largest since the ceremony began, according to Mychalus. “I celebrate you for being here.” Guest speaker Zaida ArguePhotos by Sarah Miller Margaret Dunkle praises the women assembled at the 11th Annual Women of he World luncheon. das, deputy executive director Girl Scout Kathryn Cecil conof the League of Women Voters ducts an interview with the comin the United States, told the as- munity members at her table. sembly about planting League of Women Voters branches in the Middle East, having gone to Cairo, Egypt and Tunis. She helped plant leagues and add language to governmental constitutions to ensure voting rights for women. Women and girls of all ages were honored during the luncheon. Windy Hill Middle School 7th grader Jessica Austin, Calvert Middle School student and budding entrepreneur Imani Watson and Calvert Middle School student Emma Dodsworth were the youngest honorees. Watson runs two companies – Cupcake Couture and Cherished Cellphone Cases. Austin started Change, formerly the Who Says Girl’s Club, to address and prevent bullying. sarahmiller@countytimes.net
Michelle Pagan, left, presents Veronica Alston with the Woman of Tomorrow award.

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Deborah Horn Daniel American Association of University Women, Patuxent River Branch Heather Martens Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer Jessica Austin Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth Veronica Alston Calvert County Commission for Women Outstanding Achievement Award for Service to Community Emma Dodsworth Calvert County Commission for Women Woman of Tomorrow Award Imani Watson Calvert County Commission for Women Woman of Tomorrow Award Amanda Harrison and The Calvert Recorder Calvert County Commission for Women Outstanding Achievement Award for Advocacy for Women and Girls Michelle Brooks Community Mediation Center, Calvert County Alberta Contee Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, Inc. Kathy Sears Shannon Irby Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Marian Matthews-Clark Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Jan Lomax United Way of Calvert County League of Women Voters of Calvert County Glinda Anderson Jane Hardy Debora Harris Cheryl Johnson Pam Lucas Anne Mychalus Tammy Vitale Jenny Plummer-Welker

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Planned improvements to Armory Road in Prince Frederick will widen lanes, add sidewalks and pedestrian lighting, making the road safer. Construction will be accomplished in four phases. Traffic will be routed onto Fairground Road when parts of Armory Road are closed, according to Department of Public Works Project Manager Karl Deugwillo. Construction will widen travel lanes to 12 feet, with a 10-foot shoulder on each side and sidewalks. The project will start at the intersection of Armory Road and Dares Beach Road. A traffic circle will be built in two phases, with a different detour route for each phase. Armory Road north of Dares Beach Road will be temporarily closed to traffic for a portion of this phase, according to plans. The county chose to install a traffic circle rather than continue using the traditional four-way intersection to provide better traffic flow, Deugwillo said. In the second phase, the second half of the traffic circle, the new portion of Chesapeake Boulevard and Monnett Court will be built. Monnett Court is a new road that will intersect with Chesapeake Boulevard and serve the cluster of businesses to the south of the Dares Beach Road traffic light.

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Public Hearing on Armory Road Construction
During this phase a detour route will be provided for traffic south of Dares Beach Road. In phase three, Monnett Court, the Fairground Road entrance and the southern portion of Chesapeake Boulevard will be finished. The traffic circle and portions of Chesapeake Boulevard will be open to traffic, except for the portion north of Fairground Road. In the final phase, the center of the traffic circle will be finished; splitter islands for the circle will be completed on Dares Beach Road; curbs will be constructed; and final pavement and markings will be finished at the project site. Traffic will be using normal patterns for this phase. The project will begin in June, Deugwillo said. The contractor will work year round, weather permitting, and he expects the project to last between 18 and 24 months. The Department of Public Works began accepting proposals March 19. The county will host an open house on March 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of Courthouse Square, located at 205 Main Street in Prince Frederick. Maps and information are available at www.co.cal.md.us/roadproject. For more information about the project, contact Deugwillo at deugwikr@co.cal.md.us or 410-535-1600, ext. 2546 sarahmiller@countytimes.net

Calvert County Meetings Scheduled
Drum Point Property Owner’s Association General Membership Meeting Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. Southern Community Center 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby Armory Road Improvement Project Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. Courthouse Square Building 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick Chesapeake Beach Town Council Work Session Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Town Hall 8200 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach Board of County Commissioners Tuesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. Commissioners’ Hearing Room 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick Board of License Commissioners (Liquor Board) Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Courthouse Square Building 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick To list your community meeting, public hearing or open house in next week’s paper e-mail sarahmiller@countytimes.net by noon on Monday.

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By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Calvert police arrested two men and charged them with the home invasion and beating a man. Officers believe the victim was targeted for his prescription medication. Deon Lamont Jones and Melvin Lee Mackall face multiple charges for the Feb. 12 break-in at a residence on Roundup Road in Lusby, police report. According to charging documents, the victim was beaten while sleeping in bed with his girlfriend and baby; the suspect gained entry through an unlocked or damaged front door. The assailant threatened to kill the mother and the infant, charging documents stated. Jones had occasionally stayed with victims because he was homeless and knew that the victim had a prescription for oxycodone to treat a prior in-

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Two Charged in Lusby Home Invasion
jury, according to police. Detectives found witnesses who told them that Jones had fled to their residence in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates with an another suspect, later identified as Mackall, demanding that one of them give the suspects a ride to White Sands. “The female citizen stated Jones told her that they had just robbed [the victim] and the robbery went bad,” police wrote in charging documents. The suspects needed a ride because the vehicle they had been driving, a Ford Crown Victoria, was known to police. Witnesses identification Jones and Mackall in a police photo lineup. Police seized the vehicle as evidence. Both men face charges of armed robbery, first-and-second-degree assault, burglary and other counts. guyleonard@countytimes.net The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.

The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. Possession of Heroin: On March 12 at 10:57 p.m., Senior Trooper Gill responded to the 5300 block of Mackall Rd. in St. Leonard to assist with an overdose incident. Evan T. Jenkins, 24 of St. Leonard, was found to have overdosed on Heroin and was in possession of Heroin and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Charges for possession of heroin and paraphernalia are pending. DUI & Assault on a Trooper: On March 13 at 10:01 p.m., Trooper First Class Logsdon responded to a five car traffic collision on Rt. 4 at Rt. 2 in Sunderland. One of the drivers, Ronald E. Moy Jr. 28 of Lusby, was arrested for DUI. During his processing at the barrack, Moy became belligerent and struck a Trooper. He was additionally charged criminally with assault and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Marijuana: On March 13/13 at 7:50 p.m., Trooper Rowe stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 at Armiger Rd. in Huntingtown for traffic violations. An odor of burnt marijuana was detected emitting from the vehicle. Suzanne M. Maguire, 49 of Hollywood, was found to be in possession of Marijuana. She was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Drugs With Intent to Distribute: On March 15 at 11:26 a.m., Trooper Matthews responded to the Prince Frederick Post Office for a reported suspicious vehicle and possible drug activity. Michael P. Hering, 29, and Andrew R. Brady, 28, both of Prince Frederick, were both found to have numerous quantities of prescription drugs for which they did not have prescriptions for. They were arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. DUI & Possession of Oxycodone: On March 17 at 1:38 a.m., Trooper Oles stopped a vehicle at the Fastop in St. Leonard. The driver, William L. Barnes Jr. 34 of St. Leonard, was observed drinking alcohol while driving into the parking lot. After failing sobriety testing, he was arrested for driving under the influence. A search revealed that Barnes was also in possession of Oxycodone. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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During the week of March 11 through March 17, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,467 calls for service. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward. CDS Violation: On March 10 at 8:43 a.m. DFC A. Woodford arrested Richard Lee Foster, Jr., 27 of Owings, after he observed Foster driving erratically on 5th Street in North Beach. Foster was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana. Destruction of Property: Three vehicles parked outside homes on Pioneer Trail in Lusby each had one tire punctured sometime between March 9 and 11. DFC R. Weems is investigating. Burglary: A home in the 9900 block of Howes Road in Dunkirk was burglarized during the daytime hours on March 11 and two TV’s were stolen. A Samsung 55 inch and a 32-inch Sony, together valued at $1800, were taken. Dep. J. Migliaccio is investigating. Burglary: Someone burglarized a shed behind a home in the 5000 block of Timber View Lane in St. Leonard on March 11 during the daytime and stole a Poulan chainsaw. Dep. B. Schaefer is investigating. Theft: Cpl. S. Parrish charged Christopher Charles Browning, 24 of Dunkirk, with theft under $1,000 after a Prince Frederick Wal-mart theft prevention officer detained Browning for stealing two headphones valued at $260.
Christopher Browning Theft from Vehicle: Between 7 p.m. on March 11 and 7 a.m. on March 12, someone entered an unlocked vehicle outside a home in the 12800 block of Marine Drive in Lusby and stole one Escort radar detector valued at $350. A second victim on the same street advised that about $3 worth of change was taken from her unlocked vehicle. Cpl. A. Moschetto is investigating. Richard Foster, Jr.

Hearn was asked if he needed medical assistance and he advised he did. An ambulance was called but prior to its arrival Hearn started to yell profanities. He was advised two times to stop but failed to do so. Hearn was arrested for disorderly conduct. Hearn refused medical treatment. A Preliminary Breath Test resulted in a concentration level of 0.24. Assault, Resisting Arrest: On March 15 at 1:55 a.m. Dep. L. Wood observed a vehicle traveling southbound on H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby cross the center double yellow line and drive up onto a curb near the Lusby Compactor site. Sparks flew up from the vehicle’s right tire. The vehicle swerved Lisa Kuntz to the left and off the curb then swerved onto the curb again before coming to rest in the old Guido’s Restaurant parking lot. Dep. Wood made contact with the vehicle driver, later identified as Lisa Marie Kuntz, 22 of Lusby, and detected a strong odor of alcohol. Kuntz advised she drove off the road because she was sick, and then stated it was because she had been texting on her cell phone. Sgt. V. Bortchevsky responded to assist and was kicked by Kuntz when Dep. Wood was attempting to handcuff her. Kuntz was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, negligent driving, reckless driving, DWI, Sending an electronic message while operating a vehicle and other traffic violations.

Disorderly: On March 13 at 5:30 p.m. DFC C. Johnson responded to the area of Trader’s Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a person in need of assistance. Johnson made contact with the subject, identified as Mike Arthur Hearn, 57 of North Beach, who appeared to be intoxicated, sitting on a bench outside the restaurant.

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Disorderly, Resisting Arrest: On March 17 at 12:58 a.m. Dep. T. Buckler responded to the American Legion on Sixes Road to assist DFC V. Evans in clearing out a large party. Buckler was informed that there was fighting going on inside the buildTerry Tucker ing. Approximately 50 people were involved in several small scuffles that were broken up by police. One subject, later identified as Terry Alexander Tucker, 36 of Prince Frederick, was attempting to fight another individual. He was advised to stop or be arrested. Tucker ignored commands and was arAttempted Burglary: rested but continued to be confrontational and attempt Someone attempted to gain access to a home in the 2500 to push away from officers while yelling obscenities. block of Whippoorwill Way in Huntingtown by damaging a screen Tucker was charged with disorderly conduct and resiston March 15 at 3:12 a.m. but appeared to have fled after the home’s ing arrest. alarm sounded. Dep. A. Mohler is investigating. Burglary: Attempted Burglary: A shed on the grounds of Calvert High School in A basement door was damaged when it appears someone Prince Frederick was broken into overnight between tried to break into a home in the 4000 block of Buck Board Lane March 16 and 17 and some candy was stolen. Dep. P. in Dunkirk. It is unknown when the attempt was made but it was Mosely is investigating. discovered on March 15. Dep. J. Migliaccio is investigating. Theft from Vehicle: Burglary Case: A vehicle manual was stolen from inside the unA home in the 3100 block of Stephanies Lane in Huntingtown locked vehicle while it was parked outside a home in was burglarized during the daytime hours on March 15 but noth- the 1000 block of Side Saddle Trail in Lusby between ing appears to have been taken. Dep. T. Buckler is continuing the March 16 and 17. Dep. G. Gott is investigating. investigation.

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Affordable Care Act Seminar Date: March 23 Time: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Southern Maryland Association of Realtors Building 8440 Leonardtown Road Hughesville, MD 20637 301-475-5671 Event Description: Affordable Care Act - How It Affects the Local Business Community Please join your hosts: Jon Frank, FACHE, Chris King, Financial Advisor and Catherine A. Askey, CPA, CVA, ABV The rules have changed again for small businesses. Take this opState Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast Date: April 12 Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Solomons 13100 Dowell Rd. Dowell, MD 20629 (410) 535-2577 Event Description: The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce will host a State Legislative WrapUp Breakfast. $35 Per Member/$50 Per Non-Member. Sponsored by Comcast, Constellation Energy Health Care Reform Seminar Date: April 24 Time: 5 p.m. College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, New Building Prince Frederick, MD 20678 (410) 535-2577 Event Description: The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the need for concise, accurate and timely information on the changes Maryland Health Care Reform will have on the business community, especially our smallest members. To address the general community impact, the Chamber will host a member summit that will address the introduction of the Maryland Health Connection, (slated to open in October) and its impact on the Calvert County business community. This is a Chamber meeting you will not portunity to learn about health care reform efforts unfolding in Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, MD. Our speakers will focus on key issues and planning for small businesses in Southern Maryland. Date: Saturday, March 23. Cost: $45 No Cost to Clients Registration Time: 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 9 to 11:00 a.m. Location: Southern Maryland Association of Realtors Building Complimentary continental breakfast will be served. Please RSVP by March 15. Cancellations made three business days before seminar will not be billed. Call Stephanie or Judy at (301) 475-5671 or by Email - jude@aaacpa.com. Nuclear Group, Dominion and SMECO. Invited Speakers: Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Senator Roy Dyson, Delegate Anthony O’Donnell, Delegate Mark Fisher, Delegate James Proctor and Delegate Joseph Vallario. Our State Senators and Delegates will answer questions pertaining to bills and the budget that were passed during the 433rd Legislative Session. Reservations required by April 8. Only reservations accompanied by payment are considered a reservation.) No walk-ins can be accommodated. want to miss. 5 p.m. - Check-in and Lite Fare 6 p.m. - Panel Presentation James Xinis, President/CEO Calvert Memorial Hospital Jon S. Frank, Jon S. Frank & Associates, Inc. Sponsored By: Aflac, John Reith; Asbury Solomons; Calvert Memorial Hospital; College of Southern Maryland; Jon S. Frank & Associates, Inc. and Rymer & Associates, P.A. In addition to the member summit, the Chamber is planning follow-up sessions over the summer to address the specific needs of the companies who comprise our membership, large and small. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will alter both insurance markets and health care delivery in our community. Learning what changes will occur when, is a great reason to attend the informative session. Call the Chamber at 410-535-2577 for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Calvert County Taking Block Grant Applications
All agencies or departments interested in applying through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for funding must complete and submit a form no later than COB Monday, March 25, 2013 to the CDBG Coordinator, c/o Department of Community Resources. Calvert County, as a “non-entitlement jurisdiction,” must compete statewide with other nonentitlement jurisdictions for pre-designated funding under the CDGB program. The maximum award for CDBG projects per jurisdiction is now $600,000. (The towns of North Beach and Chesapeake Beach are separate eligible entities under the CDBG program. Projects applicable to these towns should be coordinated through the respective town administrative offices.) CDBG policies and procedures require that all projects be screened by the jurisdiction for eligibility according to specific criteria. If there are competing requests within a jurisdiction, each application must be evaluated and ranked in priority for funding. As part of the CDBG process, the jurisdiction is required to solicit citizen input through a public hearing process. The Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County then makes the final decision on which applications go forward to the state to compete for funding, and must pass a resolution authorizing submission of the application. If your agency or department is planning to apply for CDBG program funds, please be aware of the lead time required for the local approval process. County staff is available to provide technical assistance and coordination on all applications approved by the BOCC. Completion of the CDBG application is the responsibility of the applicant agency or department. Contact Information: Maureen Hoffman, Director, hoffmamt@co.cal. md.us Curt Hules, Community Resources Specialist, hulescl@co.cal.md.us Calvert County Department of Community Resources 410-535-4370 (v) 410-535-5467 (fax)

Professionals Are Downshifting Careers
Climbing the corporate ladder takes time, devotion and ambition. After reaching the top, some professionals choose to change directions in a phenomenon called “downshifting.” A 2009 publication from the AARP Public Policy Institute noted that many older workers, as they approach retirement age, are looking to trade in a higher-paying, demanding job for one with more flexibility, less responsibility and lower pay. A study by the University of Michigan for the National Institute on Aging’s Health and Retirement Study found 28.8 percent of males and 24.3 percent of females ages 51 to 55 changed careers after age 50. In the current economy, this downshifting or career reassessment can be difficult to come by. That’s because there are many other job seekers who are interested in any position they can get and will be vying for the lower-paying jobs that some downshifters may also be seeking. In addition, some firms won’t consider applicants whom they deem overqualified. Some human resources departments and recruiters simply overlook high-qualified applicants because they may assume the skill level also comes with a need for a high salary – even if this is not the case. There are others who are willing to take the gamble on a well-qualified applicant. They realize that this opportunity may not come again if the market rebounds. Those who are looking to downshift may have to change the ways they market themselves. It may not entail listing your most notable achievements on your resume, but rather selling yourself a little short. Here are some tips you can employ if you’re looking to scale back your job and responsibilities. • Apply at smaller companies that may not have the staff or resources to promote from within just yet. There’s a good chance your experience and leadership abilities will be prized in such a company. • Play up your assets, not the positions you have held, on resumes. • Be honest in your cover letter, letting hiring managers know you are serious about taking a step back in rank. • Consider freelancing or consulting if you’re having trouble finding a full-time gig. Freelancing lets you set your own hours and pace. • Find out if you can downshift in your current company. Some employers will be anxious to keep a good worker and see the benefit in paying a lower salary. Not everyone is interested in moving up the corporate ladder. Certain individuals are looking to downsize their jobs to gain more flexibility for family, hobbies and other pursuits. metrocreativeconnection.com

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SkillsUSA Southern Regional Competition Results
The Maryland SkillsUSA Southern Regional Competition recently took place at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown, Md. Students from the Forrest Center in St. Mary’s County, the Career and Technology Academy in Calvert County, as well as North Point High School and the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center in Charles County participated in a wide variety of skilled trades’ competitions. Students receiving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each contest advance to the state competition along with students whose contests are state only competitions. The SkillsUSA Maryland state competition takes place April 19-20, 2013 in the greater Baltimore area.

The Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation has extended its deadline for scholarship applications until April 30. Qualified students in Calvert, Anne Arundel, Charles and St. Mary’s counties can apply online at www.calverthospital.org or download the form and submit by mail. An application can also be requested by calling the foundation office at 410-535-8178. Since the scholarship program began in 1991, the CMH Foundation has given 288 scholarships totaling $342,250 to area students. The scholarship fund was created by an endowment from the Calvert-Arundel Medical Center. Recipients are not required to repay the foundation or accept employment. Applicants must have resided in Maryland for at least one year in order to qualify. Preference is given to residents of Calvert and Anne Arundel County. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a full-time student at an accredited school of nursing or enrolled in an allied healthcare curriculum offering a course of study leading to licensure as a practical or registered nurse or another allied health-related classification. They must also have a letter accepting them into their major. For more information, call the foundation office at 410-535-8178. Applications can be submitted online or mailed to: CMH Foundation, PO Box 2127, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. However, students are responsible for making sure that all of their material has been received. Healthcare jobs offer many advantages including competitive salaries, generous benefits, flexibility and continued growth. To learn more about a career in health care, consider job shadowing or volunteering at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Job shadowing allows students 16 and older to spend a few hours with an experienced healthcare professional in their chosen field of interest. For more information or to apply, call the CMH human resources department at 410-535-8122. Volunteering provides students the opportunity to explore a particular area of study over an extended period. To participate, students must be 16 and older, complete an orientation program and commit to four hours per week. For information, call the volunteer coordinator at 410-414-4523.

Contests results are as follows:
Advertising Design: GOLD : Rebecca Mace – North Point SILVER : Nikolas Wood – Forrest Center BRONZE : Samantha Scott – Forrest Center Forrest Center BRONZE : Emani Jackson, Brittany Goode, Scott Watts – Forrest Center BRONZE : Rachel Crouch – North Point

Architectural Drafting: GOLD : Katrina Quade – Forrest Center SILVER : Brandon Kurley – Forrest Center BRONZE : Jesse Marsh – Forrest Center Automotive Service Technology: GOLD : Aaron Burke – Calvert CTA SILVER : Ian Williamson – Forrest Center BRONZE : Brandon Adams – Forrest Center Aviation: GOLD : Gabe Sarlo – Forrest Center SILVER : Michael Toscano – Forrest Center BRONZE : John Byram – Forrest Center Carpentry: GOLD : Zach Rister – Forrest Center SILVER : Garrett Harim – Forrest Center BRONZE : Mike Moore – Calvert CTA

Criminal Justice: GOLD : Ashton Brown – North Point SILVER : Tiffany Butler – North Point BRONZE : Zach Forschen – Calvert CTA Culinary: Gold: Ambrea Green – North Point Silver: John Sulhoff– Calvert CTA Bronze: Breana Hill– North Point

Internetworking: GOLD : Kevin Whitley – Forrest Center SILVER : Frederick Taylor – Forrest Center BRONZE : Austin Profitt – Forrest Center Nurse Assisting: GOLD : Hannah Bolan – Forrest Center SILVER : Aspen Higgs – Calvert CTA BRONZE : Lorraine Lagana – Forrest Center Plumbing: GOLD : Brandon Walker – Calvert CTA SILVER : Tyler Fluhart – Forrest Center BRONZE : Glenn Roemer – Forrest Center

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Beach Bishops Spring Chess-a-peake Classic
On Sunday, 3/24/13, Beach Elementaryʼs chess team will host a non-rated tournament at BES. Matches will run from 1:00 - 5:30 pm. Depending on the number of registrations, there will be four sections: Novice section for grades K- 2 Reserve section for grades 3-5, Middle School section Open section for HS and adult players. Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 players in each section. Cost will be $10 per player, $15 for two players from the same family, $20 for three or more players from the same family. All pre-registered players need to check in by 12:45 pm. Walk-in registrations on Sunday, 3/24, will be from 12:15 am - 12:45 at Beachʼs cafeteria. On 3/24, walk-in fees will be $20 per player or $25 per family for two or more players. All players will play 5 thirty minute rounds, win or lose. Food and drinks will be sold on site. Parents will need to chaperone their child/ren between rounds from 12:30 - 5:30 pm. The waiting area will be in the cafeteria. Matches will be in the gym Please register by Friday, 3/22, by phone or by email. Phone: 410-257-1512 email: shislerm@calvertnet.k12.md.us Checks can be made payable to Beach Elementary School with Chess-a-peake Classic on the memo line. Questions? Contact Principal Mike Shisler at Beach Elementary at 410-257-1512.

Digital Cinema Production: GOLD : Sara Moore & Grant Kelly – Forrest Center SILVER :Joe Ambort & Tristan Sams – Stethem EC BRONZE : Michael Balazs & Kyle Wilson – Forrest Center Early Childhood Education: GOLD: Kerry McLaughlin – North Point SILVER: Kimberly McClosky – North Point BRONZE: Jessica Cruz – North Point

Residential Wiring: GOLD: Nick Wiegand – North Point SILVER: Chris Lobas – Calvert CTA BRONZE: Alex Gantt – Calvert CTA Team Works: GOLD: Paige Wood, Kelley Ingram, Kelsey Bovard, Erica Canales – North Point SILVER: Austin Barnhart, Jacob Atkinson, Jerry Delph, Andre Bagwell – North Point BRONZE: Erick Goshen, James Adams, Jacob Franciso, Ryan White – Calvert CTA Technical Drafting: GOLD : Alex Morris – Forrest Center SILVER : Matt Bauman – Forrest Center BRONZE : Adam Tschupp – Calvert CTA Welding: GOLD : James Brady – Forrest Center SILVER : Levi Filler – Forrest Center BRONZE : Jason Guy – Forrest Center

Cosmetology: GOLD : Emily Foreman – North Point SILVER : Kyenna Robinson – Calvert CTA BRONZE : Payton James – Calvert CTA Crime Scene Investigation: GOLD : Emily McKoy, Mark Rickson, Briana Carter – Forrest Center SILVER : Sabrina Scott, Megan Anderson, Alexus Brandon –

Firefighting: GOLD : Brad Darmstead – Calvert CTA SILVER : Matt Montgomery – Calvert CTA BRONZE : William Carter – Forrest Center First Aid/CPR: GOLD : Amber Major – Forrest Center SILVER : Haydee Ruiz – Forrest Center

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Sunderland Elementary School held it’s 10th annual Arts and Music Exhibition on March 21. The event featured creations from all grade levels and musical selections from the third grade choir. This year’s theme centered around a parade, according to visual arts teacher Maria Lendacky. Students designed floats, balloons and other parade-related works. The exhibition gave non-athletic students a night to shine and be recognized for their accomplishments, Lendacky said. The evening is extra special for the third graders, said music teacher Marci Fleck. The Arts and Music Exhibition was their first time on stage alone and the first time they used instruments on stage. They sang pieces related to marching and keeping beats. Some of their pieces used kazoos and recorders, Fleck said. The students performed in the cafeteria, for their families and siblings. Preparation for the exhibition began in January, Fleck said, but students were anticipating it before winter break. For more information about this and other activities at Sunderland, visit sesweb. calvertnet.k12.md.us. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Calverton School’s annual Spring Silent Auction and Showcase is scheduled for April 27. All proceeds go to fund student impact and community outreach programs. Some funds benefit summer camps, which are open to non-Calverton students, some pay for the student scholarship fund and others allow Calverton to offer the campus free of charge to non-profits. End Hunger will hold a 5K at Calverton in the fall. The school sponsors trips for students to volunteer in the community, providing transportation to and from the school. Monies from the auction and other fundraisers make all activities at Calverton possible, said Spencer Taintor, Head of School. The school is still accepting donations and is already selling tickets for an evening out. Calverton provides childcare during the auction with a pizza dinner and activities, said Taintor. The school asks parents planning to use the childcare to pre-register. This service allows parents a date night with catered dinner and auctions. Sponsors this year include Sandals Hotels and Resorts, Outback Steakhouse, PNC Bank, SMECO and Fantasy World Entertainment. Sandals donated a four-day, three-night vacation at a resort of the auction winners choice. Individuals can purchase advertising space in local media outlets or sponsor tables, or donate items for the silent and live auc-

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tions. All donations are tax-deducible because school is a non-profit group, according to Taintor. The event is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.CalvertonAuction.org or call 410535-0216. The school is located at 300 Calverton School Road in Huntingtown. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Assist Needed for Local Ice Rink
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Hockey teams, figure skaters and synchronized skaters live in Calvert, but travel to Waldorf and Laurel for an ice rink. A citizen led movement seeks to change that. Previous attempts fell apart for want of a location, according to ice rink advocate and Lusby Business Association president Nance Pretto Simmons. The advocacy group has found two potential locations Calvert. One the county owns in Dunkirk and earmarked for recreational use. The other is the old Calvert Middle School property, according to Simmons. Although the location in Dunkirk seems more probable, she thinks both are viable. If the county does not allow a rink on the old middle school property, Pretto Simmons said the armory property behind it is another option. The proposed rink would be a multiuse venue, with ice for in the fall, winter and spring. When the warm weather does not allow for ice maintenance, the facility could change to floor sports, such as soccer and lacrosse, according to Pretto Simmons The ice rink would be a public and private venture, lifting some of the financial burden from the county, Pretto Simmons said. Her research included speaking with individuals who own or operate ice rinks throughout the state. Ice rinks are not moneymakers, she said, but a well-run rink can expect to break even. She studied successful and unsuccessful business models to find what would work best for Calvert. Most successful rinks are public-private projects where the land is public property but the rink is independently built and operated. This is the model The Gardens Ice House in

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Laurel uses, Pretto Simmons said. The group has looked into fundraising for the rink. They would need money for promotions, and Pretto Simmons identified money available for individuals wanting to build such a facility. County commissioners have not committed to an ice rink yet, but Pretto Simmons believes they are interested in the idea. Before an ice rink is built, the group will hold public meetings and coordinate further with the county. “It looks promising,” Pretto Simmons said. The Facebook page for the Calvert County ice rink has more than 2,000 likes, indicating an interest in the project.

Goalie Jacob Hunting blocks a shot from teammate Robert Peterman.

The success of the Washington Capitals has raised the interests of both students and adults, according to Calvert rink advocate Chris Palombi. The coverage of the Northern High School and Huntingtown High School games have added to local interest in hockey and ice-based athletics. “If they would build one in Calvert County, I would guarantee they would have no issues getting people on the ice,” Palombi said. Local hockey coach Bill Boyden believes ice slots would soon be crowded. “I’m sure they would hit the ground running,” he said. Josi Pretto Simmons tried figure skating four years ago and fell in love. She skates at Tucker Road Ice Rink in Prince George’s County. Figure skating is really fun because she can express herself through skating and music choice, she said. A rink in Calvert County would cut down on the commute she makes with her parents and give her more time for homework, Josi said. The Hunting family spends weekends and free time driving to Charles and Prince George’s counties for practice and games with the Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club. The Sabres are split into four age groups, with 12 teams total. A rink in Calvert would allow the club to offer more children a chance to get on the ice. Competition for ice time is tough with hockey teams vying for slots at the Capital Clubhouse, in addition to open skate times and other athletic practices, said Sandy Hunting. “We’re getting to a point where we have to turn kids away,” she added. The lack of recreational sports opportunities for children and places to go have fun as a family is challenging, Hunting said. She said on rainy afternoons, when no movies interest the family and the bowling alley is packed, she is hard pressed to find something for her son and his friends to do. A local rink would promote school hockey programs.

Palombi is the Maryland Student Hockey League vice president, a Southern Conference commissioner and St. Mary’s Ryken hockey coach. He coordinates ice time for teams, often finding a single slot for rehearsal at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf. The St. Mary’s Ryken team travels to the Tucker Road Ice Rink for a second ice slot, Palombi said. In high school, leagues are divided into two divisions – one for teams comprised of students from a single school and another for teams using students from several schools, Palombi said. Calvert schools don’t recognize student hockey teams in their sports listing, something Palombi would like resolved. “We’ve been fighting tooth and nail to at least get the student club status,” he said. He believes the old Calvert Middle School property would be ideal for the rink, centrally located in the Prince Frederick next to Route 2-4. “There’s plenty of space for a great facility,” he said, adding successful ice rinks need high visibility and convenient distance from restaurants, shopping and hotels. Revenue currently bleeding into Charles and Prince Georges counties would stay in Calvert, Palombi said. The rink would offer the county a structured, safe location for youth, Pretto Simmons said. It would offer the Calvert County community more options to get out of the house and be active. A local ice rink would offer youth an opportunity to try sports they may not otherwise be able to participate in, Palombi said. For working parents, it is difficult to take their child up to Waldorf or Prince George’s counties for practices, with an hour commute on each side of their practice time. For more information or ways to get help, visit www.facebook.com/ CalvertCountyIceRink. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Hometown Mechanic Does it All
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Laser Lube, owned and operated by Val Spencer, is a full service auto service and repair shop. One of Laser Lube’s unique offerings is a 40-point oil change. When the car is nearly ready to roll, Spencer will bring in the air filter, samples of the fluids and explain her recommendations. If needed, she’ll take customers to their car and point out problem areas, making sure they know she found something needing to be fixed. Spencer’s interest in auto mechanics goes back to her youth in Minnesota, where the frigid winter weather alone was a good reason for people to want to maintain their cars. Spencer’s family cars tended to be older and always seemed to need maintenance. Even as a child, Spencer suspected that her father, who was not mechanically inclined, was getting ripped off by auto shops not fixing the problem and suggesting unnecessary work. While Spencer discusses the vehicle with her customer, her mechanics vacuum, deodorize and Armor All the interior. Other repair work includes tune-ups, brake replacements, tire rotations and balancing. For a complete list and approximate pricing, visit www.laserlube.com or call 301-737-1102. sarahmiller@countytimes.net

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Don’t Scratch the Paint

Washing off harmful substances promptly can reduce the chances of damage to a car's paint job.

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Most people purchase a car for its looks and performance. However, unless the auto is kept in a garage and never driven, it is impossible to keep it in pristine condition. In many cases, damage to the clear coat or enamel paint on the car is something vehicle owners expect. A car owner who decides he or she wants the car to remain in the best shape possible will have to take an active role in maintenance and damage prevention. One of the key things to remember is to never allow any substance to remain on the paint for too long; otherwise the risk for damage increases. Also, it may be very difficult to clean if the offender is allowed to sit on the paint. Here are some other factors to consider. • UV light: Just as UV light can affect skin, hair and other parts of the body, it also can affect the paint on a car. UV rays oxidize the paint and cause a white, powdery film to form on the car. Washing the car frequently enough and applying the best quality wax will help keep UV rays from penetrating through the paint. • Over sprays: Life does not stop to allow cars to drive through, particularly when it comes to construction zones. It's possible for a car to be doused in paint spray, tar, concrete, and other chemicals that are routinely used in construction. Do not allow these substances to harden on the car. Rinse promptly with automotive soap. Try to avoid construction zones whenever possible.

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Most people today are interested in saving money. With an economy that hasn't fully rebounded and economic uncertainty still looming, the search is on for ways to stretch money further. Unfortunately, some motorists think that skimping on routine vehicle maintenance is an easy way to save a few dollars. While this might work in the short term, failure to properly maintain a vehicle will almost certainly come back to haunt you down the road. The experts at AMSOIL INC., the industry leader in synthetic motor oil, urge drivers to protect their vehicle investments by practicing continued maintenance of their cars and trucks for reliable performance and retained value. Many are aware of the old adage, "You have to spend money to make money." When it comes to vehicle maintenance, drivers should spend money to save money, since failing to maintain a vehicle can cause its resale value to plummet. Routine maintenance such as tire rotation and oil changes can prevent costly repairs to the engine and transmission, among other things. A car is a long-term investment and the better drivers treat their vehicles, the better those vehicles will treat them in return. • Don't skimp on necessities. It's best to replace a timing belt, spark plugs and tires on schedule, rather than risk inconvenient vehicle breakdowns and the need for costly repairs in the near future. Staying on top of monitoring worn auto parts both big and small will result in less wear and tear, helping the vehicle retain its resale value. • Follow guidelines for oil changes. Motor oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle's engine, and it's best to adhere to oil change schedules set by either the vehicle or lubricant manufacturer. This will ensure the vehicle is adequately lubricated and running as efficiently as possible. When selecting motor oil consider synthetic lubricants, which greatly enhance a vehicle's performance. The uniform molecular structure of synthetic oil helps engines operate more efficiently by reducing friction and wear, while improving performance in extreme temperatures. Premium synthetic motor oils also have the ability to improve fuel economy and are better for the environment because they require fewer changes. * When cold weather arrives have antifreeze performance checked. Your mechanic should be happy to check an-

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Safe Ways to Take Pets on the Road
To those who feel a vacation isn't complete unless the family pet comes along, you're not alone. The U.S. Travel Association says that 49 percent of Americans feel the pet is just another member of the family and 18 percent of U.S. travelers plan to take their pets along the next time they travel. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States have softened laws regarding international travel with a companion animal. With the Pet Passport Scheme, or PETS, individuals may travel freely with their pets to member countries on approved carriers. Some procedures include certification of rabies vaccination and the animal's microchip or tattoo number. Car trips are common forms of travel with a companion animal in tow. While many pets are easygoing, there are some who are unaccustomed to traveling with their owners and may even balk at riding along. Acclimating and protecting your pet for travel will require a little patience and some pointers. Just as you would buckle up when entering the car, so should you buckle up a pet. It is important to ensure the animal is not a moving target around the car should an accident occur. Not only could you risk injury to the pet, but you also risk injury to yourself if the animal becomes a projectile. Even if an accident does not occur, a jittery pet, or one who is content to jump from back seat into the front, could prove a distraction while driving. He or she could also bump into the gear shift or get stuck under the gas or brake pedal. It is much better to keep the pet secured. Pets may travel in a well-ventilated carrier. Larger dogs may need to be belted into the car with a special dog harness. There are also barrier screens and gates that can be installed, typically in SUVs, to restrict the pet. Some pets just do not enjoy being placed in a carrier or riding in a car. They may need some coaxing and practice to become comfortable if a trip is planned. The ASPCA suggests getting the pet used to a longer trip by taking a series of short trips first over the course of a few days or weeks. With each trip, gradually increase time spent in the car. It may help to bring along a pet toy or blanket that is soothing to the animal, so he or she associates the car with a safe place, just like home. Even after several attempts to acclimate your pet to the idea of a car trip, the animal may still not be happy about the idea. Talk to a veterinarian about other strategies or whether a mild sedative could make the travel easier.
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Editor’s note: The Calvert Gazette received the following email exchange between representatives of the Calvert Education Association and Calvert Association of Educational Support Staff (in an email to all CCPS staff) and two county commissioners.

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Shaw’s Response
Dear Debbie, The following comments are mine as an individual Commissioner and have not been provided to the other Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) members in advance. I am extremely disappointed in the tactics your email below to all school staff demonstrates, which is nothing more than fear mongering. I expect better from a professional organization! You lead your members to believe that the budget process is final, when it is not, as you well know. The term “full funding” is misleading in itself. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has provided extremely generous funding from the taxpayers of Calvert County (which includes those to whom you addressed this email) to the Board of Education (BOE) every year since I became a Commissioner in 2002. We have gone way above Maintenance of Effort or MOE, which is flat per pupil funding over those years. We are in extremely trying fiscal times for governments because our property tax revenues have dropped due to decreasing property tax assessments. For the upcoming fiscal year (FY14), which begins July 1, 2013, if we maintain the same property tax rate that we have had since 1987, the taxpayers of Calvert County will realize a five percent decrease in their taxes over last year. The BOCC has hoped to increase funding to the BOE over last year despite less revenues. You, more than most people, know that the BOE decides how to allocate the funds provided by the taxpayers of Calvert County to the Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS). If the BOE decides to allocate the additional funding to pay raises that they negotiated, that is their prerogative. If not, that is also their prerogative. The BOCC has no control over how the funds are allocated. Yes, the state of Maryland is providing less funding to CCPS. Why don’t you exhort your membership to harass the state legislature? Not only does the BOCC not have any control over what the State Legislature does, but we were dismayed to be forced to fund the teacher pensions. So, we have less money with which to work and more expenses in the form of teacher’s pensions, as well as increasing costs in virtually every other area, especially public safety. Your email serves the purpose of diverting attention from your allies in Annapolis who are letting your constituents down, instead falsely directing blame to the BOCC for actions that have not yet been taken on the local level. Additionally, if the BOCC had the over $10 Million annually siphoned from our budget over the last several years by the State Legislature in Annapolis, additional funding for public safety and education would be no problem whatsoever despite the recession. I welcome your members to the Budget Hearing on March 26th. They will come away with a better understanding of how their local tax dollars are obtained and spent. They may learn that by holding property tax rates steady, which decreases their local taxes, they are getting to keep more of their pay as opposed to raising taxes, which would wipe out any negotiated pay raise. The bottom line is that there has to be close coordination between the BOE and the BOCC and both have to be realistic about what resources are available without your hysteria getting in the way of that cooperation. Susan Shaw County Commissioner

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Dear Member of the CCPS Employee Community, I hope by now you realize the seriousness of the Calvert County Public Schools budget not being fully funded by the Calvert County Board of Commissioners. In the event the CCPS budget is not fully funded, you may not receive your negotiated salary increase. Also program cuts and staff layoffs may occur. Don’t complain about the budget situation – get out a do something about it! You can do this by attending the County Commissioners’ Public Budget Hearing at the Calvert Pines in Prince Frederick on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. • Mail and email each Commissioner. • Wear red on Tuesdays. • Talk to friends, neighbors, and parents about what will happen if the CCPS budget is not fully funded. Although the budget process is a lengthy one, CCPS staff needs to constantly let the commissioners and the community know that we as educators are dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of schools for the community we serve. In order to do this, we deserve the proper pay, and we need the tools to do the job. As educators, we must say clearly: “Fully fund the Board of Education Budget because the quality education our school system offers is in trouble.” The Calvert County Commissioners’ contact information is below. Commissioner’s name Courthouse 175 Main Street Prince Frederick, MD 20678

I support the county teachers, support staff, and citizens. It is possible to support all three simultaneously. My 2010, campaign literature said, “I support improving the education funding formula.” Pat Nutter- President (2nd District) nutterph@co.cal.md.us The formula between the Board of Education (BOE) and Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) elapsed Susan Shaw- (2nd District) shaws@co.cal.md.us and sadly was not replaced. I favored an improved formula that took into account the reality of the depressed Steve Weems-Vice President (2nd District) economy, and permitted increases as the housing market improved. weemssr@co.cal.md.us When there was a formula, funding was more predictable; and I dare say reduced oversight needs by the Evan Slaughenhoupt- (3rd District) slaughek@co.cal.md.us BOCC. The BOE allocates funding for pay raises of which they negotiate. The BOCC does not control how eduGerald “Jerry” Clark, (1st District) clarkgw@co.cal.md.us cation funds are allocated. However, with no formula, should the citizens now expect their county commissioners to be more keenly aware of the proposed school budget details, or merely accept what the BOE submits? Debbie Russ Since 2006, when student enrollment was at 17,015 we have continued to see reduced student enrollment CEA President with some projections for that reduction to continue into 2017, at which time it is predicted we will have a student and enrollment of 15,113. Yet, as all the numbers for enrollment decrease the costs continue to rise. Marvin Stewart That campaign literature also said I would work hard to reduce taxes and wasteful spending. CAESS President We now see our teachers and school support staff get used as unwitting pawns; and I find that very offensive. What occurs is similar to the U.S. defense budget battles. The Pentagon budgeters use a tactic known as a “gold watch.” They place at risk an item so important and valuable, that those who fund the budget will Publisher Thomas McKay fund extra, or restore funding in cases of funding cuts. Associate Publisher Eric McKay The reason the “gold watch” occurs is to ensure greater than truly Editor Corrin M. Howe needed funding so that budget staffs have wider flexibility since the Graphic Designer Angie Stalcup “gold watch” is used as cover to fund less priority items. Junior Designer Kasey Russell Locally, the “gold watch” trick is seen as a proposed education Office Manager Tobie Pulliam budget request greater than the projected available funding. Here, the Advertising sales@somdpublishing.net teachers and support staff become the “gold watches.” Common sense Email info@somdpublishing.net concludes that teachers and support staff are of such a high priority, they will be fully funded; especially when administrative expenses are 301-373-4125 Phone about 20 percent (dollars not used in the classroom). Staff Writers True to form, the organizations who voice for the teachers and Law Enforcement Guy Leonard support staff organize these employees to “take a stand” or “demand Sarah Miller Staff Writer full funding” or other catch phrases. They gain that type of employee Alex Panos Business Writer action by misleading them as to the full breadth of the budget (also known as budget fluff – flexibility) and its lack of detailed priority Editorial Interns: Contributing Writers listings. Grace Millerick Joyce Baki The State of Maryland continues cutting funds to our school sysRebecca Sachs Eric Franklin tem; and continues walking away from its obligation to fund the retireAlex Theriot Ron Guy ment pensions (passing that off to the county). Citizens of the county, Laura Joyce unfortunately continue to take on those financial burdens as well as Photography Interns: Debra Meszaros Stephanie Scott having less income as the state passes along tax increases to these very Susan Shaw Beth Graeme citizens. P. O. Box 250 • Hollywood, MD 20636 As we move towards finalizing county budget work, the teachers, support staff, and citizens can be assured I will seek to find the approThe Calvert Gazette is a weekly newspaper providing news and information for the residents of Calvert County. The Calvert priate balance; and will keep a lookout for those “gold watches.” Gazette will be available on newsstands every Thursday. The paper is published by Southern Maryland Publishing Company,

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Attention all talented musicians in the local area, are you looking for an opportunity to get your name and sound out into the community? The Northern High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is hosting a benefit concert on May 24, 2013 to support homeless animals at the Tri-County Animal Shelter and we are in great need of musicians who

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Explaining Stormwater Systems
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Be thankful if you live in Calvert County as, at least so far, we are exempted from the onerous impervious surface fees that Anne Arundel countians will have to pay come July 1 because Anne Arundel, Charles, and eight other jurisdictions in the Maryland hold a Phase One Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Clean Water Permit issued by the state’s department of environment. So, what is an impervious surface? It is generally defined as a surface that does not allow stormwater to infiltrate into the ground, which includes buildings, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, patios, and even swimming pools. The fee is based on the amount of impervious surface on a residential lot, on a commercial lot, and even on a church or non-profit’s lot, like a private school. The subject was the background for an invitation for elected folks and staff to a Stormwater Roundtable sponsored jointly by Governor O’Malley and the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). I went to get educated. I learned that Chesapeake Bay wide, nitrogen and phosphorus loads are down 50 percent. Fifty-four riversheds in Maryland are improving. The mantra for the day was that Agriculture and Point Sources (like wastewater treatment plants) are making good progress, so the new focus is on stormwater, especially in already developed areas. The Clean Water Act can result in penalties from the federal Environmental Protection Agency if sufficient progress is not made. Accordingly, the MES has hired 150 employees that are stormwater professionals whose jobs are to help the rest of the state reduce stormwater. Mobile apps are being developed that will be free and will generate data and required reports. There is 46924 Shangri-La Drive Lexington Park, MD 20653 a free app for the Green Highways Let me plan your next vacation! Partnership. Apps were used to track 301-863-9497 stormwater follow- Marcie Vallandingham Home Office: 301-472-4552 ing Hurricane Lee marcie@coletravel.biz www.coletravel.biz in St. Mary’s County. There are lots of partnerships among Commercial • Residential • Insurance various public and Phone: 888-611-7748 private entities with Fax: 240-237-8706 lots of grant money 18867 Point Lookout Road to help. The goal, Lexington Park, MD 20653 according to DomiServing Maryland and More • Over 35 years experience nique Lueckenhoff, Acting Deputy DiLicensed, Bonded & Insured rector, Water ProRoofing • Siding • Windows • Masonry tection Division, All types of Home Improvements USEPA, Region 3, is for stormwater to D’Lanquismar Sandoval Paul Damron “be better, cheaper, 703-966-2732 240-237-0994 and greener.” I learned about green infrastructure vs. gray infrastructure. Gray infrastructure includes all the pipes, tunnels, devices to move stormwater dating from the Roman aqueducts and tunnels. The gray infrastructure in our country is deteriorating. In contrast, green infrastructure uses stormwater as a resource. Examples include green roofs that absorb the stormwater to make plants grow and rain gardens. It is predicted that China will be out of water in 2025 and will be importing water from us. There is an effort to tie together the regulatory side of government with the conservation side to preserve and renovate stormwater through utilization of GIS technology and private capital. An example is the Ditch Restoration Partnership in Talbot County, which has 700 miles of ditches paralleling roads. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) was used to identify farm pollution flowing into the county roadside ditches using a GIS tool called Advanced Mitigation Planning. Mitigation practices were then targeted to only the problem areas using private capital through state bonds. Getting back to Anne Arundel County, there are 187,469 total billable properties (billed for the impervious surface stormwater fee). The county needs $26 Million in revenue to meet its stormwater goals. 311,000 Equivalent Run-off Units or ERUs were identified. The fee is $85 per ERU, except in the rural areas, where it is $170 per ERU. A home might be one ERU while a private school with a lot of impervious surface could equal many ERUs. Like I said at the beginning of this column, we can be grateful that we are spared from ERUs for the time being.

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21-49 are overrepresented in crashes, compared to rates among all driver types statewide. Nine out of 10 motorcycle crashes involve a male rider. Three-quarters of motorcycles passengers involved in crashes are female. According to preliminary 2011 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,612 Motorcyclists were killed on our nation's roads. Instruction will include Scene Safety, Scene Management, Mock Scenario, and Patient Triage. All participants will receive certification in CPR/AED and First Aid. The training is presented in part by Southern Maryland CPS and First Aid Training at www.somdcpr.com . Registration is $65 per person and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Questions or registration, please contact Kim Welling at 443-532-4409, kwelling@comcast.net; Jonathan Riffe at 443-532-5315, jonriffe@yahoo.com; or Kim Jones at 443-532-8516, jonesks@ co.cal.md.us. For more information visit Southern Maryland Motorcycle Safety Rally on Facebook.

If someone in your motorcycle club goes down, or you arrive on the scene of a motorcycle crash, do you know what to do and what not to do? You could help reduce injuries and possible save a life. The Golden Hour –defined as the first hour after the occurrence of a traumatic injury - is considered the most critical for successful emergency treatment. While many of fire and rescue departments in southern Maryland are dependent on dedicated and educated volunteers, who are applauded for their dedication, fast response to a motorcycle crash is important. On Sunday, April 14, 2013 riders, road captains, emergency response persons, and advocates are encouraged to attend Motorcycle Emergency Incident Management Training/ Bystander Care. The training will commence at 8 a.m. with doors and sign in starting at 7:30 a.m. and will be held rain or shine. The class will be hosted by the Southern Maryland Motorcycle Safety Rally Safety Task Force and Red Knights MD 4. The training will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department – Bingo Hall, at 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood MD 20636. There will be a ninety-minute break to provide students with an opportunity to participate and enjoy the Southern Maryland Motorcycle Safety Rally in the parking lot. In 2011 there were 70 motorcycle fatalities and 1,513 motorcycle crash injuries in Maryland. In 2011, there were 1,881 motorcycle related crashes in Maryland. Motorcycle riders aged

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even 29 years removed from their college days. The familiarity is partly the product of a highly absorbent child’s mind, but it’s also indicative of early entrants to the NBA. In the ‘80s, players stayed in school and created lasting college memories. Had Bowie and Ewing been born 30 years later, their showdown would have never happened - both would have been gone after one year in college. Acknowledging the game’s quality-gap, the uncomfortable question preceding this year’s tournament is this: does March Madness still matter? Why watch inferior talent (historically speaking) and players and teams who we’ll barely get to know? In short, why bother? Why? Because college basketball and its season-ending tournament have never been more relatable. March Madness still does what it always has. The tournament still puts its participants in pressure situations: moments that permit the viewer an opportunity to question their personal mettle and how they and their co-workers would perform under similar, go or no-go stress. The tournament also continues to provide live, unfiltered guidance on handling adversity and defeat and their antonyms, success and victory. None of that has changed; those are the tournament’s constants - regardless of the participant’s talents. Where the Madness has evolved, ironically, is in its acquisition of those admitted warts. True, college basketball lacks elegance and precision. It isn’t the thing of beauty it once was; but it has patina now. It is fabulously flawed, “plagued”, if you will, with endearing imperfections. Then again, aren’t we all? Indeed, and that’s precisely why the game and its tournament still matter. Both the 1984 and 2013 Georgetown Hoyas can be appreciated; but while the former left us awestruck, it’s the latter, equipped with common human shortcomings, that invites a deeper connection with the blemished but determined person residing within us. Send comments to rguyjoon@yahoo.com

2013 Victory Cup Champions
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I’m a vintage sports junkie. I consider the advent of ESPN Classic as proof of the existence of a higher power and the Almighty’s interest in the happiness of laymen. I dig grainy video and the endearing black bars on either side of my wide screen T.V. courtesy of analog technology. I’ll watch an encore presentation of any classic game, in any sport, at just about any time. I’ve neglected chores and significant others, lost hours of sleep and been subjected to hundreds of post-midnight and pre-dawn infomercials in the name of a well-timed rerun of an epic athletic showdown. That said, when I happened upon a recent broadcast of Georgetown’s win over the Kentucky Wildcats in the 1984 Final Four, I was hooked for the evening. Even though the game took me back to my youth and a far better time in Maryland/D.C. sports, the attraction was larger than the obvious nostalgia. The primary draw of this cherished time capsule of college basketball was its comparative baseline. College basketball has been under fire recently for the alleged degradation of play and erosion of the overall experience. Critics argue that the NBA’s premature poaching of the sport’s greatest stars and the thinner spread of talent due to the rise of mid-major programs has made the game of shadow of its former self; one that, objectively speaking, is an inferior product to other offerings on the crowded sports calendar. As much as I’d like to dispel those doomsday prophecies, I can’t. Watching Georgetown vs. Kentucky, circa 1984, only validated the criticisms of today’s game. If either team fed the flux capacitor, hopped into the DeLorean, shot into the future and entered the 2013 tournament, they’d probably be the favorite (especially Georgetown). The talent on the floor – from Patrick Ewing and Reggie Williams to Sam Bowie and Kenny “Sky” Walker – was tremendous. More important than the talent, though, was the relationship I felt with these players,

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The Sabres Squirt White team became Champions of the 2013 Victory Cup after a weekend long tournament in Frederick, Md.

Crabs Add Pitcher and Outfielder
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have purchased the contract of pitcher Logan Williamson from the Lancaster Barnstormers and signed outfielder Brandon Jones, manager Patrick Osborn announced today. Williamson, 27, earned a 9-3 record and 2.88 ERA in 128 innings for the San Angelo Colts of the North American League of Independent Baseball in 2012. Williamson was among the top three in wins with the Colts from 2011-12, before joining the Lancaster Barnstormers during the 2012-13 off season. The 6’0”, 210-pound, left-hander has spent the previous six seasons across independent baseball with such teams as the Pensacola Pelicans, Shreveport-Bossier Captains and Grand Prairie AirHogs of the Americans Association, the Brockton Rox of the Canadian-American Association and San Angelo. Williamson recorded a 4.49 ERA with 578 strikeouts in 772.1 innings in Independent League action. The Great Lakes, Ill., native was last drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 27th round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft. Jones, 29, recorded a .326 average, 128 hits, 74 runs, 73 RBIs and 14 homeruns in 97 games with the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association of Independent Baseball in 2012. He ranked first on Kansas City in hits, runs, RBIs and third on the team in batting average last season. The Panama City, Fla., native has tallied 38 hits, 22 RBIs, 18 runs and a .257 batting average in 51 games with the Atlanta Braves from 2007-09, and has recorded a .307 batting average, 180 hits, 95 RBIs and 94 runs in two seasons (2011-12) of independent baseball. Jones was a part of the Braves farm system from 2004-09, reaching as high as Triple A’s Richmond Braves and the Gwinnett Braves of the International League before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers organizations (2010-11). The 6’1”, 215-pound leftfielder was last drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 24th round of the 2003 amateur draft and made his major league debut at on September 16, 2007 at age 23. Jones spent parts of three seasons (2007-09) with the Braves.

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Fran Damerell, 88
Frances Jeanne Damerell, “Fran,” 88, of Solomons, Md., formerly of Elma, N.Y., passed away on March 13 in Solomons, Md. She was born in Muncie, Ind. on July 9, 1924 to the late Perry Williams and Emma Gilbert Williams. She was the beloved wife of Marshall Damerell, whom she married on Feb. 24, 1946 in Muncie, Ind., for 67 years. Fran graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1942 and Purdue University in 1945, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She was the office manager of her husband’s business, Eastern Shaft Manufacturing Company, Lancaster, N.Y. until her retirement after fifteen years of service in 1989. Fran is survived by her husband, Marshall H. Damerell; children, Susan Giesy of Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Kay Hawk of Reading, Pa., Paul Damerell of Fairfax, Va., and Ralph Damerell of Rochester, N.Y.; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Ruth Urschel and Velma Williams. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Solomons United Methodist Church, 14454 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, Md. with Rev. Meredith Wilkins-Arnold and Rev. Meredith Syler officiating. Interment will be private. Should friends desire contributions may be made in Fran’s memory to the Solomons United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 403, Solomons, MD 20688 or to Asbury~Solomons Benevolent Fund, Attn. Melissa Carnes 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons. Maryland 20688. Arrangements were handled by the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., Lusby, MD. For more information or to leave condolences please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.

Katherine Brooks, 69
Katherine E. Brooks, 69, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on Feb. 28 at Seasons Hospice, Randallstown, Md. Katherine Elizabeth Brooks was born May 29, 1943 to the late Claude Brooks Sr. and Elsie E. Brooks in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Katherine went to Mt. Hope School for a short time because of her illness. She loved attending church services and listening to gospel music. Playing card games, attending family dinners, picnics and having her family around her were also some of her most treasured times. Her favorite foods were kale, ham, pigtails and sauerkraut, and homemade biscuits. Katherine leaves to mourn three sisters, Ernestine Walker, Maxine Brooks and Darlene Brooks; one brother, Claude Brooks Jr.; five aunts, Delores Coates, Edith Jessup, Josephine Harris, Leslie Glover and Celestine Sewell; and two uncles, Roosevelt Brooks and Joseph Mackall. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, great-nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral service was held on March 9 at Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md. with Elder Lowell Thomas Sr. officiating. The interment was at Holland Cemetery, Huntingtown, Md. The pallbearers were Lyndon Gross, Glenwood Heigh, Marvin Mackall, Oliver Sherbert, Richard Smith, and Tarvaris Smith. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, MD.

Bill Dawson, 86
Charles Milton “Bill” Dawson, 86, of Churchton passed away March 13 at South River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Edgewater, Md. He was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Mayo to

Samuel C. and Agnes V. (Belhke) Dawson. Bill was raised in Mayo and later moved with his family to Washington, D.C. and attended Coolidge High School, where he played football and graduated in 1944. He enlisted in the United States Navy on Dec. 15, 1944, earning the Pacific and American Theatre Ribbons and WWII Victory Medal. After Bill was discharged on July 24, 1946, he moved back to Mayo. He was then employed at Firestone Tire, and later worked as a manager at Colonial Bowling Lanes in Annapolis. Bill married Linda Ann Herbert on Feb. 13, 1971 and they lived in Annapolis. They moved to Chestertown, where they purchased a bowling alley, which they operated for eleven years. He and Linda then moved back to Annapolis and he worked for Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. They moved to Deale in the early 1980’s and have lived in Churchton since 2007. He was a life member of the Deale Elks Lodge 2528. Bill loved being outdoors whether he was hunting, crabbing, cutting the grass or tending to his flower garden. He also loved to spend time with his family especially his grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a brother William Greeley “Stretch” Dawson. He is survived by his loving wife Linda A. Dawson and children Billie Lynn Orr and husband Dusty of Churchton, Blair Leigh Archambeault and husband Lenny of Edgewater, Charles Blake “Bubba” Dawson of Churchton, Charles Joseph Dawson and wife Jenny, and Debra Kim Oliver, all of Annapolis. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Amelia Marquetti of Baltimore, Gladys Rosatti of Crownsville, and Linda Lou Cook of Tracy’s Landing; and brothers Samuel C. “Mike” Dawson of Annapolis, W. Thomas Dawson of California, and James R. Dawson of Friendship. Family and friends were received March 18 at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of Bill’s life were held March 19. Interment followed at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville. Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, 4 East Rolling Crossroads, Suite 307, Baltimore, MD 21228. To leave condolences visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com

and Elizabeth Graham; one brother, Wilbur (Ann) Dent; one aunt, Eliza Dent; two sistersin-law, Sarah and Katherine Dent; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on March 9 at Healing and Deliverance Church, Prince Frederick, Md. with Apostle Aniachi Belu-John, eulogist. The interment was at St. John UM Church Cemetery, Lusby, Md. The pallbearers were Zesco Curtis, Darrien Brown, Cherron Taylor, Gordon Taylor III, Zithem Weems and Marlin Griffith. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Judy Harrod, 46
Judy Michelle Harrod, 46, of Port Republic, Md. passed away on March 2 at her residence. Judy Michelle Harrod was the daughter of the late George W. Harrod Sr. and Helen Mae Wallace Harrod. She was born on June 16, 1966 in Calvert County, Md. She attended and graduated from Calvert High School in 1985. Judy was a member of The Greater Bible Way Church in Prince Frederick, Md. She was baptized under the former pastor Apostle Joseph N. Brown D.D. Currently she was under the dynamic leadership of Pastor Neil O’Brien Gross, Co-Pastor Delethian Gross, and Shepherd Mother Pearlie M. Brown, who she loved and respected immensely. Judy took pleasure in attending Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study. She enjoyed Sunday School and Morning Worship Service. Judy had a humble heart, a compassionate spirit, and a unique personality. She was hilarious. She could make you laugh on your worst day. Judy was phenomenal in providing special care to her brother, Leonard and the late Blanche Parker. She was very devoted and supportive to her mother, super-nanny to the neighborhood children, neighborhood watch, and a trusted confidant. With God’s help Judy fought a good fight and kept the faith, never complained, and persevered with dignity. Many loved her and many will miss her, as she gave a thumbs up and waved good-bye. In the sweet by and by we shall meet on that beautiful shore. She was preceded in death by her father, George W. Harrod Sr., brother, Clayton Harrod, and sisters, Mary H. Harrod and Sandra R. Long. She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Helen M. Harrod; six sisters, Annie M. Gross, Delois Johnson, Phyllis Dawkins (George), Joyce Weems (Samuel), Carolyn Gantt, and Patricia Harrod; four brothers, George Jr., Leonard, Levi and Tyrone Harrod; four uncles, Calvin “Sonny” (Elsie), Obbie (Carolyn), Herman (Hilda) and Thomas (Ruth); three aunts, Thelma (Walter), Bertha and Mertina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service was held on March 10 at Greater Bible Way Church, Prince Frederick, Md. with Elder Neil O. Gross as eulogist. The interment was at Greater Bible Way Church, Prince Frederick, Md. The pallbearers were Aaron Foote, Edwin Foote, Damien Parker, Derrick Parker, Trabin Parker Jr., and Mark Smith. The honorary pallbearers were Lorenzo Gross, Floyd Harris Sr., Leonard Harris, and Jonathan Weems. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Mary Gross, 92
Mary E. Gross, 92, of Lusby, Md., passed away on March 4 at Solomons Nursing Center, Solomons, Md. She was born to the late Joseph and Eliza Dent on March 30, 1920. Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother. For over 50 years Mary worked as a cook at Vera’s Restaurant in White Sands. She was known for her famous homemade apple pies and soups. Mary worked up until her health started to fail and she was forced to retire. The loved ones left to mourn and cherish fond memories include her husband, Parran Gross; three daughters, Eliza (Glenn) Foote, Mary Ellen (Samuel) Weems, Doris (Johnny) Payne; one step-daughter; two step-sons; one adopted son, Apostle Aniachi Belu-John; fifteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rachel Johnson, Catherine Johnson,

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Carroll Jefferson, 87
Carroll Jefferson, 87, of Lusby, Md. passed away on March 2 at his residence. Carroll Jefferson was born on Dec. 12, 1925 to the late Evelyn Taylor. Carroll was raised in Calvert County by his grandmother, Annie Jefferson. He was educated in the Calvert County Public School System. At an early age, he worked on the farm to help support his family while growing up. He was united in holy matrimony to Victoria Chase on June 28, 1948. From this union seven children were born. Carroll and his loving, devoted wife were inseparable. They did everything together and enjoyed spending spare time with their children and grandchildren. They customized the inside of several vans and RV’s they purchased together. They also loved to build and remodel. Carroll, his wife, and children built their home together on Camp Canoy Road, where the basement was dug by hand! The most recent project that Carroll and Victoria completed together was the beautiful, factory-looking, custommade kitchen cabinets that are in their kitchen. He devoted his life to his wife, children, and grandchildren. He briefly served in the U.S. Army. He worked at various shipyard companies as an engineer. He also worked for Baltimore Gas & Electric. He was an excellent mechanic and would always lend a helping hand to anyone. He had many talents, including carpentry. Some of his hobbies included listening to Oldies but Goodies, and watching his favorite sports, baseball and football. His favorite teams were the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, and Washington Redskins! He also loved to go camping. Many family trips were taken to the mountains. Carroll was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria Jefferson; two sons, Carroll Jr. and Sherman Jefferson; mother Evelyn Taylor; grandmother Annie Jefferson; sister Gertrude Austin; brother Vernon Barber; aunts Doris Jefferson, Florence Jefferson Hackman, and Emily Jefferson Bishop; uncles Cluster, Earl, Howard, Norman, and Thomas Jefferson; son-in-law Marion Wilkerson; sisters-in-law Carolyn Chase, Helen Stewart, and Sara Beth Janey; brothers-in-law James Gross, Maurice Stewart, William Chase and Thomas Chase. Carroll leaves to cherish his memories, three daughters, Jeannie Jefferson Wilkerson, Joanie Gantt, and Lisa Jefferson Harley; two sons, Anthony and Larry Jefferson; three daughters-in-law, Carolyn, Vernell, and Julie Jefferson; two sons-in-law, George Gantt and Nathaniel James Harley; eleven grandchildren, Victoria Wills, Felicia Long, Tonya Wilkerson, Crystal Jefferson, Quiana Bradley, Lanee Bradley, Sherman Jefferson Jr., Carroll Wilkerson, Kevin Jefferson, Alexis Jefferson, and Anthony Jefferson Jr.; nineteen great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Sherman III, and Shaun Jefferson, T’Keyah and Marley Wills, Daiquarius (DJ) Gantt, Durielle, Durrell Jr., and Destiny Long, Aaliyah Kent, Tamara, Macy, and Prestina Jones, Antonio Rice, Samiyah and Serenity Wilkerson, Justine Rice, and Montre and Latara White; five sisters-in-law, Eva Gross, Jeanette Savage, Joanne, Teresa, and Annie Chase; four brothers-in-law, Leroy Savage, Albert, Preston, and Calvin Chase; special friends Alfred Bishop, Don Bright, Clarence Hodge, and Larry Jackson; a very special friend, son-in-law, and wonderful caregiver, Nathaniel James (Skip) Harley; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on March 8 at Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

with Rev. Irvin Beverly officiating. The interment was at Ernestine Jones Cemetery, Chesapeake Beach, Md. The pallbearers were Allen Boyd, Alfred Bishop, Bobby Deshazo, Durrell Long, Adolph Jefferson, and Robert Jefferson. The honorary pallbearers were Jermaine Wills and Terrence Plater. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, MD.

Rhatta Johnson, 89
Rhatta Virginia Johnson, 89, of Lusby, Md., passed away on March 4 at Solomons Nursing Center, Solomons, Md. Rhatta Virginia Johnson was born on Aug. 5, 1923 to the late Moses and Annie Johnson of Lusby, Md. She attended Calvert County Public Schools. She was second of five children (Matilda, James, Hattie and Moses) all which have preceded her in death. She worked numerous years at the Warren Denton Oyster House and then for various families as a housekeeper. At a young age she accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. For the last fifteen years she was the Mother of “Ministry of Love Church” in Upper Marlboro, Md. Mom loved the Lord and loved to praise Him. When the music started playing you could see her shrugging her shoulders in praise. She believed in prayer, when she could no longer kneel she would lay in bed and pray. Her favorite Scripture was Psalm 23. She lived a long and blessed life and will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. Elmer Mackall and Rhatta were the parents of eleven children of which two are deceased. She leaves to cherish her memories nine children, Eilene (Irvin) Beverly of Lusby, Md.; Ollie (Claude) Williams of Suitland, Md.; Madora (Henry) Jones of Lusby, Md.; Elmer Jr. (Patrice) of Waldorf, Md.; Mary Rose (Steven) Long of Prince Frederick, Md.; Margaret Copeland (Barry deceased) of Temple Hills, Md.; Thelma (Lorenzo) Keyes of Prince Frederick, Md. ;Jerome (JoAnne) Mackall of Suitland, Md.; Velma (Waverlyn) Mack of Killeen, Texas; and one adopted daughter Mary Chase-Thomas of Suitland, Md.; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service was held on March 11 at St. John UM Church, Lusby, Md. with Rev. Irvin Beverly officiating. The interment was at St. John UM Church Cemetery, Lusby, Md. The pallbearers were Andre Brothers, Dorille Gray, Shawn Jones, Deric Lester, Donte Lester, and Jerome Mackall Jr. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

one sister, Marion Naomi Smith Jones of Prince Frederick, Md. Jean loved everyone and never complained about a thing. She was educated in Calvert County Public Schools. She graduated from William Sampson Brooks High School in 1949. On Sept. 18, 1953, she married Mr. Hilton Penroe Mackall of Huntingtown, Md., who preceded her in death in 1978. Of that union, they had one child, Marion Olivia Mackall. The family lived in Queens, N.Y. for many years. Jean and Marion returned home in 1978. In N.Y., Jean worked for years as a sale supervisor for AT&T. She transferred to the Washington, D.C. office in 1978. Jean retired from AT&T after many years of faithful service. In 1978, Jean started studying with Jehovah’s witnesses. This was familiar to her because her father (who was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses) talked to her about the truth. In 1980, she dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized. She is survived by her daughter, Marion Gross; three grandsons, Clayton Gantt Jr., Solomon Thornton, and Hilton Mackall; granddaughter Loveta Robinson Gantt; two great-grandchildren, Jaylen Maurice Brown Gantt and Amelia Robinson; two uncles, Napoleon Gross and Irving Gross; two aunts Daisy Gross and Florence Gross; eight sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wheatley, Minnie Stepney, Shirley Harris, Mattie Mackall, Viola Mackall, Alice Mackall, Juanita Mackall, and Tammy Mackall; and seven brothers-in-law, Floyd Jones, Charles, Kenneth, Wilson, Odell, Fredrick, and Sherman Mackall. Many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will miss her dearly. Funeral service was held on March 11 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Huntingtown, Md., with Brother Anthony Mackall officiating. The interment was at Young’s Church Cemetery, Huntingtown, MD. The pallbearers were friends and family. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, MD.

Russell Mackall, 75
Russell Leroy Mackall, 75, of Huntingtown, Md. passed away on March 3 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. Russell Leroy Mackall, son of the late Calvert and Pauline Gross Mackall, was born on May 30, 1937, in Washington, D.C. He received his education in the public schools of Calvert County, Md., starting in a one room school. Later he attended William Sampson High School in Prince Frederick, Md. After high school until his retirement, Russell was actively employed at construction companies Turner Construction, Clark Construction, Levi and Son Construction, and George Hyman Construction. Russell was also a member of the Local Union 657. However, his love for the community drew him to contracting for the Calvert County Public School System. Until his passing, Russell served the County for over 40 years doing what brought a smile to his face. Russell’s buses parked near his home serves as a landmark

Jean Mackall, 80
Jean Gloria Mackall, 80, of Lusby, Md. passed away on March 3 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. Jean was born July 20, 1932 to Johnson Gross and Marion Smith Gross who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was

for passersby. On July 22, 1961, he was united in holy matrimony to his childhood sweetheart, Martha Mae Foote. Their blessed union of 51 years produced five children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Russell had a strong love for farming and gardening, as he was recognized as the last African-American tobacco farmer in Calvert County. He also had a love for music; you would often hear his bass-filled voice singing and humming throughout the day. Russell also enjoyed listening to his favorite gospel groups: Jay Caldwell and The Gospel Ambassadors and Reverend Flowers. His two favorite days of the year were Christmas and his birthday. He also enjoyed sharing countless hours of laughter and gossip with his special friends Don Hall, Mark Queen, Jody Thompson, Harry Harrod, George Jones, Vernon Jones and Sidney Brooks Sr. He leaves behind his devoted wife Martha; five beautiful daughters, Starlette (Warren), Carlisha Thompson (Jody), Stacey, Kimberly Watts (Mark), Danielle, and honorary daughters, Mallery Johnson and Tyese Heigh; five grandchildren, Christina Jenkins (Will), Quante, Monet, Tony, and Breia; three great-grandchildren, TaiShan, Dylan, and Shavarye; two brothers, Turner (Juanita) and James (Ann); six sisters, Bernice Mauldin (James), Phyllis Warren, Delores Mackall, Doris McNeil (Parham), Regina Grimes (Benjamin), and Shirley Mackall; eight sisters-in-law, Ann Mackall (James), Mildred Ward (Eugene), Goldie Harrod (Harry), Jacqueline Foote, Marilyn Jones (George), Susan Spriggs (Michael), Betty and Gloria Mackall; five brothers-in-law, James Foote Sr., Eugene Foote (Dorinda), William Foote (Janice), Stevenson Foote (Shirley), and John Foote (Erna); and five godchildren, Joyce Sherbert, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Mackall Jr., Tamela Jones and Chloe Jones. He also leaves behind his beloved nieces and nephews, David, Lisa, Marc, Van Brooks, Tremayne and Selena Spriggs, to whom he always watched over as his own, as well as special friends. Russell was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Bernard; one sister, Thelma; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Foote and Agatha Brooks; and a brotherin-law Vanderbilt Brooks. In all, Russell touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. More than a farmer and contractor, Russell also had a generous soul. Russell was extremely family-oriented and enjoyed helping friends, as well. His sense of humor brought joy, excitement, and love to all the lives he touched. Russell’s warmth and smile will be remembered by all. Funeral service was held on March 9 at Dunkirk Baptist Church, Dunkirk, Md. with Rev. Tunde Davies officiating. The interment was at Patuxent UMC Cemetery, Huntingtown, Md. The pallbearers were Stevenson Foote, William Foote Sr., Don Hall, Damian Jones, Deon Harrod, and Todd Harrod. The honorary pallbearers were Patrick Brooks, Warren Harvey, Shawn Janey, Stanley Leonard, Mark Queen, and George Thompson. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

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Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, March 21
• Dynamic Duck Duo Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 9 p.m. • Trivia, Ladies Night and Karaoke Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.

Volunteers Present A Play About Passion
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Instead of hidden in a building, the set for The Passion of Christ is visible to those driving through the intersection of HG Truman and Cove Point roads. Director Andy Rogers decided to move the production outdoors when he took over five years ago, believing an outdoor production would attracts visitors who would not normally attend to a church. The troupe performs in the field across from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Lusby. The Passion of Christ details the last weeks before Jesus Christ was crucified. It starts with his arrival in Jerusalem and ends with the last supper, his arrest, trial and death. They researched the well known story and then added parts not often told, such as Jesus clearing the temple of vendors, only to have children come in and sing praises. Theft of sound and lighting equipment a couple years ago did not deter the group from an outdoor venue. Now, once everything is set up, cast and crew take turns sleeping in a camper on site to keep an eye on everything. An outdoor production comes with unique challenges, such as the possibility of rain. “It’s kind of fun because you never know,” Rogers said. The production is open air, but if the weather proves to be uncooperative it can be moved indoors. Admission is free, though a free-will offering will be accepted. Charging a fee to attend would be wrong, Rogers said. “God didn’t charge us anything.” Between 50 and 60 people are involved, Rogers said, with more joining at the last minute to work behind the scenes and on stage. Individuals from all denominations are involved with the production.
Photos by Sarah Miller Paul Shippert contemplates his role in the Passion of the Christ.

Friday, March 22
• The Shatners Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. • Pandora’s Box Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 23
• Latrice Carr and the Muzicans Den Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 9 p.m. • Live Music Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) – 1 p.m. • Kappa Danielson and Paul Larson The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 24
• Live Music Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina Road, Prince Frederick) – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26
“It’s always an interesting adventure,” Rogers said. “The story of Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross, to ensure all can be forgiven for their sins, is one constant from church to church.” Lusby resident Dave Turner has played Jesus for five years. He comes back to help share the message. “It’s the greatest story ever told,” he said. Turner is impressed by how well everything comes together year after year. The play is a “different way to spread the gospel” and he is happy to participate. St. Paul’s worship leader Karen Wright decided to give the play a try when Rogers approached her five years ago. Like Turner, she has been involved every year since. “You can read the story, but when you see it you become emotionally involved,” she said. Lusby resident Sherry Mervine heard about the production three years ago. She works behind the scenes, sewing costumes and constructing props. Working with such a large production gives everyone a sense of family and community, Mervine said. Rogers never knows where everything is going to come from, but it comes together every year. Her first time trying out for the group, Lusby resident Jackie Horn stepped into the role of Mary Magdaline. She discovered the tryouts through an advertisement. The play is volunteer run. A common goal brings the production together. “It’s going to be a beautiful production,” she said. Performances are March 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. For information visit the Passion of Christ in Lusby Facebook page, email PASSIONPLAY4475@comcast.net or call 443-295-3202. • Justin Myles Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 28
• Trivia, Ladies Night and Karaoke Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. • Fast Eddie and the Slow Pokes Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29
• Stereocase Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. • Back Stage Pass Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. • Free Train Display Tans Cycles & Parts (9032A Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 10:30 a.m.

Tim Sayre, left and Mike Sarrin discuss the best way to portray their characters.

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2.8 secluded acres overlooking a pond. Hardwood floors. Fireplace in family room is great place to spend the holidays. The kitchen has many stainless upgrades and over looks the family room. Separate dining room and living room. Large master with a room that could be used for an office. Large detached 3 car garage/ shop w/ 800+ sq ft overhead storage. Hot tub and large back deck. Price: $439,000. Call 240-561-2144.

Commercial Rentals

Employment
FT-Endoscopy Tech/ CNA needed for busy Busy and fast paced automotive repair facility in Lexington Park has an immediate opening for a Lube Technician. Candidate should have at least 3 years experience, excellent customer service skills and the ability to work Sundays. Competitive salary and benefits offered. precisiontune.com We are looking for a full time cashier/ receptionist to begin immediately! Seeking a very responsible, outgoing, self-motivated team player with great customer service skills! Experience is plus! We offer excellent benefits including health care, competitive salary (with experience), paid holidays/vacations and a fun work environment! If you are interested, please contact Turk at #301-449-5900 or email your resume to turk@clintoncycles.com.

Child Care
has full and part-time openings for ages 5 thru 12 in the Owings area. Fun activities and field trips planned for summer. 1st aid and CPR Cert. Licensed provider. Reasonable rates.

Small Blessings Daycare

750 Square Feet $800 Next to CVS in Lex Pk Call 301-737-1229
Apartment Rentals
Large 2BDRM apartment with sep kitchen and living room area. 20mins from Waldorf and Lexington Park. Electric included with monthly rent. Pets are allowed, no yard access. Price: $1200. Call 301-399-0413 or email bbmangel36@ gmail.com.

Store for Rent

Call Kim 301-812-1007

Vehicles
For Sale: ‘96 F150 XLT 5.0L AUTOMATIC. 136k Miles. Runs great. Very clean, two-tone. Power locks and windows. Cold A/C. Call or text 240-538-1914. $4,000 obo.
1965 Pontiac Tempest. 47,000 original miles by mostly 1 older owner, garage kept in vey good condition. 326 V8, newly painted (aqua green). Will send pic upon request. 301-481-6851 or email caroljejo@ aol.com. Price: $15,000 negotiable

Real Estate Rentals
Lexington Park Rentals 4br Near Kohls $1776 3 BR TH with W/D $1150 3BR TH fenced yard $1250 Rental King 301-737-7854

TEL: 301-373-4125 • FAX: 301-373-4128 • cindijordan@countytimes.net

Out&About
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 bdcapuano@msn.com. Visit our website at www.calvert.toastmastersclubs.org. • Meditation and its Benefits to Body & Mind Calvert Pines Senior Center, (West Dares Beach Rd. Prince Frederick, Md.) – 1 p.m. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Calvert County Chapter 1466, will host a short presentation by Dr. Shakuntla Mahajan M.D. “Meditation and its Benefits to Body & Mind”, followed by a regular business meeting. Also, join us for an early lunch at 11:30 a.m. this month at IHOP near the Crystal Palace in PF. Active and Retired Federal employees, spouses, members, non-members and guests are welcome. For NARFE membership Information and Application, Call 410-586-1441 or email NARFE1466@gmail.com. • What Are My Old Books Worth? Valuing Your Books Program Calvert Library, Fairview Branch, 7 p.m. Have you ever wondered if your old books are rare, or if they’re worth something? Are you afraid to do anything with that box of old books? Join Calvert Library

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Community Events
Friday, March 22
• Navy Concert Band Mary Harrison Center, 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings, 2:30 to 9 p.m. For more information call 410-257-1519 about the artist, acrylic painting concepts and techniques, and the CalvArt Gallery. The class is limited to eight people. Reserve your spot by stopping in or calling CalvArt at 410-535-9252. Payment is due when upon arrival at the event. • Composting and Raised Bed Gardening Community Resources Building, 30 Duke Street, Prince Frederick, 10 a.m. Why compost? How do you compost? What do you need to compost? How do you compost in a raised bed? Find these answers and more! Calvert County Maryland Master Gardener, RT West, will teach this workshop on composting.

Fairview Branch for a workshop with information and resources to help determine the value of your old books. Liz Prouty and Richard Due, owners of Second Looks Books in Prince Frederick, will also be giving participants the chance to bring one or two old books for examination. For more information, please contact Lisa Tassa at 410-257-2101. • Buy Local: The Sustainable Food Movement Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, 6:30 p.m. The museum continues its PEM Talks series Sustainable Chesapeake with a talk by Greg Bowen entitled Buy Local: The Sustainable Food Movement. Local, fresh, organic, natural food is a hot topic of conversation with claims of being more sustainable, more healthful, and more environmentally friendly. If you would like to learn more about buying local and supporting local agriculture, don’t miss this opportunity. Come meet local producers at 6:30, talk begins at 7 in the auditorium, free. Bowen grew up on a tobacco farm in Calvert County and after graduating from college, took up farming and joined the Calvert County Young Farmers. Eventually he joined the staff of the Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning, first as deputy director, and in his last six years as director. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. • Student Politics Night Calvert County Republican HQ,424 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick, 8 p.m.-9 p.m. The guest speaker will be author Michael Kauffman, who has written several books regarding American history and has appeared on several television programs including those on CSPAN. The topic will be military tribunals under Presidents Lincoln and Bush. Kauffman will be giving a talk, which will be followed by a discussion on the tension between civil liberties and national security.

Saturday, March 23
• Keep Your Colon Rollin’ 5K St. Leonard-Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard, 9 a.m. St. Leonard-Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is pleased to host the Calvert County Health Department’s eight annual Keep Your Colon Rollin’! 5k Walk/Run. The entry Fee is $25 before March 16, and $35 on race day. You can register by mail, postmarked by March 16, online at www.active.com through March 17, or in person at the health department until March 18. Race-day registration/packet pick-up starts at 8 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. A trophy will be awarded to the overall male and female finisher. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group:12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 plus. Prizes will be given for: Best “Blue” Team Theme, Best “Blue” Individual Theme, and the First Person to Register. The first 250 registrants will receive a t-shirt. Race results are provided by Chesapeake Bay Running Club and will be posted on this page as soon as they are available to us. Proceeds benefit Calvert Healthcare Solutions, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping people without insurance receive healthcare. For more information, call 410-5868501 or visit www.jefpat.org. • Acrylic Painting CalvArt Gallery, 110 Solomon’s Island, Prince Frederick, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come in for a relaxing afternoon and learn the basics of acrylic painting while making a small art piece to take home. This is a hands-on session where you will learn

Sunday, March 24
• Chesapeake Beach Amusement Park Chat North Beach Town Hall, 8916 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, 2 p.m. Several local folks who grew up in the era of the Chesapeake Beach Amusement Park (1946-1972) will be leading an informal discussion about their memories of the Park. Please plan to attend and share your memories and photos of the Amusement Park as well. If you never experienced the Park, this will be the opportunity to learn about all the family fun that has always been a tradition shared by the resort towns of North Beach and Chesapeake Beach. Admission is free.

Friday, March 29
• Good Friday Service at Dunkirk Baptist Church Dunkirk Baptist Church, 11275 S. Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk, 7 p.m. • Calvert Marine Museum Events Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons Jellyfish may be annoying to some, but they are an important part of the food chain. Join an interpreter at the jellyfish exhibit to learn more about this critical part of the ecosystem. 15 minute program starts at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. on the hour.

Library Events
Thursday, March 21
• Yes, You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 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 one hour and will take place in a small group. Please register. Call 410-257-2101. • 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 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. • Kids Just Want to Have Fun! Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reading, discussion and projects for children in kindergarten to 3rd grade. Registration required. This month’s theme: Pop Art. Please register. Call 410-257-2411. • What Are My Old Books Worth? Valuing Your Books Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 7 to 9 p.m. Have a box of old books in the corner and don’t know what to do with them? Join Calvert Library and Second Looks Books for a workshop that teaches you how to value your old or rare books! Participants are encouraged to bring a few old books to the workshop. Call 410-257-2101 to learn more.

Friday, March 22:
• 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.

Saturday, March 23
• 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 nonbattery 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 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.

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SENIOR LIVING

Library Events (continued)
Monday, March 25
• Books & Toys Calvert Library Southern Branch, 20 Appeal Way, Lusby, 10 to 11 a.m. Moms, parents, caregivers and your tots. Book club for mom, playtime for kids. This month’s selection is A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano. • 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. Call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 to learn more. • Summer Camp Fair 2013. Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Looking for something fun and rewarding for your children this summer? Come explore the variety of summer camps offered in our area. For more information call 410-5350291 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 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. Calvert stage. MHB blends healthy doses of blues, reggae, hip-hop, funk and rock to create a feel-good toasty fire to warm your winter night.

Senior Citizen News
Feel Like A Super Hero Enjoy a week of activities at Intergenerational Camp with your elementary-age grandchild(ren), July 15 to 19 at 10 a.m. Brochures are available at all three senior centers with a list of classes like “Super Heroes”. Fee: $35 per grandparent and grandchild pair, $15 each additional person, includes all supplies and one free DVD. Registration forms must be received by May 25. For more information call 410535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Get Free Tax Assistance AARP Tax-Aide counselors are preparing taxes for low-to-moderate-income senior citizens, aged 50plus. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling one of the three senior centers. The Tax Aide Program ends April 12. 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 to May 21 at 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. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) • Wear your team colors, hat or jersey and celebrate Baseball Season Opening Day, Monday, April 1 at noon. Enjoy peanuts, hotdogs and non-alcoholic beer. Lunch reservations required. • A caregiver support group meets the first Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to noon. The next meeting is April 3. For more information, call Tonya Jackson, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) • Stop by and enjoy a taste from the 1950s at Remembrances of Tastes Past, Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. We will stir up some memories from the casserole decade for you. • Be creative and enter the Annual Peep Show, Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. Decorate a diorama using “Peeps”. There will be judging and prizes. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) • Schools are out so bring the grandkids for an Intergenerational Birdhouse Workshop, Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. Appropriate for ages six and up. Must pre-register. Limit six. No fee. • April is National Poetry Month. There will be Poetry Readings every Friday in April, 12:30 p.m. Share your favorite poems and poets after lunch with “Open Mic”. 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 buffet-style lunch on Hooper’s Island. Afterwards, visit Layton’s Chance Vineyard. The $86 fee includes transportation, boat, lunch and the vineyard tour. 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 301-8551170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, March 25: catfish nuggets, coleslaw, cornbread, pineapple bean salad, baked beans, fruit. Tuesday, March 26: chicken rotisserie, rice, Asian vegetable blend, lima beans, bread, fruit. Wednesday, March 27: braised liver and onions, whipped potatoes, gravy, black-eyed peas, bread. Thursday, March 28: meat lasagna, tossed salad, Italian green beans, Italian bread, pineapple. Friday, March 29: Centers Closed for Good Friday

Thursday, March 28
• 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 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. • Women’s History Month: Iron Jawed Angels Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Defiant young activists take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the DC Women’s Suffrage Parade with this film and discussion. Co-sponsored by Calvert Library, the League of Women Voters, and Calvert Commission for Women.

Tuesday, March 26
• Tween Event- Game Night Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Can you complete the challenge in one minute? Come beat your friends at a variety of fun games including Face the Cookie, A Bit Dicey & Chocolate Unicorn as seen on TV in the game show Minute to Win It. Please register. Call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Wednesday, March 27
• Winter Interludes: MHB Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Matthew Baron (MHB) brings his talent to the

The Powerful Effect of Music On Performance
By Debra Meszaros CSN www.MXSportsNutrition.com Do you rely on music to motivate yourself during exercise? Could music be doing more than improve your mental aspect of training? The birth of the iPod may have more of an affect on your workout than previously thought. The latest research shows that listening to your favorite music before, during, and after exercise actually influences one’s performance. As an athlete you already know that the power of the mind has an amazing influence on your level of performance. Whether you are an athlete or someone attempting to get the most out of your workout, music psychologically influences your biology. Yes, endurance, energy, and power can be increased with a musical aid! How to use your favorite tunes When you listen to music your thoughts and feelings directly influence your body’s hormonal releases by activating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis; the communication that takes place between your brain and your adrenal glands. The results will vary depending on whether the music you are listening to is stimulating or relaxing to you. Stimulating music will engage a metabolic state where energy is more available to you during exercise. It can be lyrics, rhythms, or other musical associations that are the stimulant. After exercise, some data shows “inspirational” music may reduce lactic acid buildup and possibly increase growth hormone for quicker recovery. Music can be diversionary, it can psychologically divert the mind from thinking about fatigue during low to moderate exercises; during high intensity exercise it can make exercising seem more pleasurable. In one recent study, those who cycled in synch with the music they were listening to required seven percent less oxygen. Another interesting find is what occurs when you combine music and imagery. It seems one can enhance muscular endurance when applying that kind of combination. In the world of competitive sports and fitness, any minor advantage can be helpful in helping you obtain your goals. You may want to carefully select the music you choose to listen to before, during, and after your need to perform. Matching the tempo of the music to the type of activity is important. Ideally you’d want to match your average heart rate with similar beats per minute in the music chosen. What you may choose to listen to during a warm-up, weight training, stretching etc. should vary to match your performance goals. Lastly, the volume of the music also provides an affect. Listening to your musical choice loud is best but not too loud to cause any type of discomfort. When the blood pressure in your ear canal is elevated during exercise, excess volume can cause temporary hearing loss. Be careful, but turn it up!
©2013 Debra Meszaros MXSportsNutrition.com. 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.

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You’re in luck!
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