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People are jumping ship, and it causes us great concern to be able to equalize that.
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Federal Judge, College Trustee Dies

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, a retired federal jurist who handed down a landmark ruling against the Microsoft Corporation died Saturday. He was 76. Jackson, who lived in Compton, was also a member of the St. Marys College of Maryland Board of Trustees. Glen Ives, a fellow trustee, said Jacksons service on the board would be missed as he had led several committees tasked with its business over the years. He was just a gentleman in every sense of the word, Ives said. He was really dedicated to the college and to the community. He took it very seriously. Jacksons ruling against Microsoft for violating anti-trust statues came in 2000 and was hailed as one of the biggest anti-trust cases in U.S. history. Jackson ruled that Microsoft acted as a monopoly in the marketplace after an 18-month trial in U.S. District Court and said the corporation should also be broken up. A federal appeals court overturned Jacksons decision to have the company split but retained his ruling that Microsoft acted as a monopoly. They chastised Jackson personally, though, for behavior during the trial that pushed the envelope of partiality against the software giants case and also for holding numerous furtive interviews with the media while the case was being litigated. We vacate the final judgment on remedies, because the trial judge engaged in impermissible ex-parte contacts by holding secret interviews with members of the media and made numerous offensive comments about Microsoft officials in public statements outside of the courtroom, giving rise to an appearance of partiality, the court had ruled. Although we find no evidence of actual bias, we hold that the actions of the trial judge seriously tainted the proceedings before the District Court and called into question the integrity of the judicial process. The court also ruled that Jacksons violations of judicial ethical standards were deliberate, repeated, egregious and flagrant. The County Times interviewed Jackson more than a year before his death where he recounted a 22-year career on the bench. He remembered many drug and gang related cases during his tenure as well as the case against Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry that eventually led to his imprisonment on drug charges. I had a lot of memorable cases, but it is hard to pick out a favorite. As a judge we arent supposed to develop an emotional attachment, Jackson had said.

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Archaeologists Unearth Original Newtowne Chapel

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Archaeologists and volunteers from around the state converged on Newtowne Neck this week. They have finally found the exact site of the chapel that existed there in 1662. Scott Lawrence, one of the chief archaeologists with the Archaeological Society of Maryland (ASM) said the major discovery was of a posthole in the cemetery of St. Francis Xavier church. This posthole is posiPhotos By Guy Leonard tive proof that this was the exact site of the Newtowne Jeanne Marsh, right and Teddi Silver, far right, clean and scrub artiChapel, one of the oldest facts excavated from the dig at Newtowne Neck where archaeologists say they have found the original site of the 1662 Catholic chapel. original Catholic chapels in Fr. Brian Sanderfoot, church priest at St. the United States. The latest find culminates two-and-a- Francis Xavier, said the discovery helped pahalf years of research and excavation of the rishioners, many whose families have worsite, about one-third of a mile from St. Fran- shipped there for centuries, have a greater connection to their history. cis Xavier. Its a fantastic discovery for us here at Last year I couldve told you where it was within 20 feet, now I can tell you its St. Francis Xavier, Sanderfoot said. Now here, Lawrence told The County Times. we can be confident about where weve Its one of the first Catholic 17th century been on this neck for 350 years as Catholic people. chapels excavated in Maryland. At the cemetery where the dig team The 1662 site was in use as a chapel with land used for burials until 1704 when found the posthole, Sanderfoot said the locaa power shift in the Maryland colony led to tion of the find matches the description of the a ban in the public practice of Catholicism. land as recorded in the original deed signed The chapel was dismantled for decades but by the landowner William Breton. Breton donated the land to the commuSt. Francis Xavier church was built to replace it in 1731 when regulations against nity, a copy of the original deed stated. The deed acted like a map with which Catholics were not so stringently enforced. the archaeologists could confirm the original chapels location. Jim Gibb, another archaeologist on site based in Annapolis, said the Newtowne Chapel was unique in that it was not constructed by the Society of Jesus or any other arm of the Catholic Church, but by the community themselves. The original deed stated as much. Thats what makes it important, Gibb said. This really was the hub of the community. In their excavation of the old chapel the group has also found numerous other artifacts including nails and shards of pottery and even unmarked graves interspersed among those that are marked. The pottery shards were found at a site just behind the original chapel, Lawrence said, leading the team to believe, though not conclusively, that it was the site of the parish priests home in the 17th century.
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County Government Offices to Close for Independence Day
All County Government Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen on Friday, July 5. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers and the St. Marys Transit System (STS) will not operate on Thursday, July 4, but will be open normal business hours before and after the observed Independence Day holiday. The three St. Marys County libraries will also be closed on Thursday, July 4 and reopen on Friday, July 5 at 9:00 a.m. All Senior Activity Centers will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and there will be no Meals on Wheels delivery.

Commissioners Postpone School Budget Approval

By Alex Panos Staff Writer Though the commissioners approved the county budget late last month, which includes $89.9 million of local monies for the $189.2 million school budget, St. Marys County Public Schools will have to wait another week for the county commissioners to approve their budget. Superintendent Michael Martirano noted the school system met every deadline and marker requested of them, but the commissioners are still not comfortable that they have had enough time to review the numbers. Martirano presented the budget for approval last Friday, and he said he had to wait until coming to an agreement with the teachers unions before going public with the numbers. Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell and Commissioner Larry Jarboe were ready to move forward with the budget the school system presented, but commissioners Todd Morgan, Cynthia Jones and Dan Morris voted to wait. Morris was out of town last weekend, Jones never received the email due to computer problems and Morgan, who said he was sort of dismayed with such short notice, wanted more time to crunch the numbers. Maybe the numbers are right, I dont know, Morgan said. Morris said while he understands the numbers were reported to the commissioners as soon as possible, he hopes in the future for more communication during the negotiations so they have an idea of what to expect. I just dont want to make a rash decision, concluded Morris. Martirano said the top priority in his budget was to provide higher salaries for teachers, and to create a more competitive salary scale in St. Marys that was way off regional and state levels. Nearly 85 percent of the entire school budget goes to employee salaries, Martirano said, adding In our business, quality matters. He continued, employees need to be compensated for the increasing demands on them through reforms and teacher evaluations. People are jumping ship, Martirano said, and it causes us great concern to be able to equalize that. He also expects position changes, renaming and shuffling in the near future, and the new agreements with the unions will help prepare the staff for the changes. Our school system is not just primed for today, but has an eye on the future, Martirano said. Jones said she is concerned with the reduction of money being spent in the classroom, and would like the Board of Education not to continue taking money out of providing textbooks and educational materials. Martirano said the decrease in classroom spending is due to the shift to the 21st century classroom, and utilizing more technology on a daily basis. Textbooks are becoming obsolete, he said. The school budget will be revisited during the commissioners meeting on Tuesday.



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Fifth Group Graduates Prestigious Regional Nine-Month Leadership Development Program

Guest speaker and CEO of The Strathmore, Eliot Pfanstiehl (left), and LSM Executive Director Karen Holcomb greet Class of 2013 graduate Bob Schaller (right) during a graduation ceremony held last month.

Many, throughout Southern Maryland, have been celebrating the proud graduates in their lives during recent weeks. Earning that diploma or that degree is a pivotal point in any graduates life and serves as a springboard to their future endeavors. For this years graduates of Leadership Southern Marylands regional ninemonth leadership program, the Class of 2013, the celebration is one of both personal achievement and regional enrichment. The network of informed leaders continues to strengthen as the program finishes its fifth year. On May 3, a commencement ceremony was held at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa in Calvert County and the following graduates, from throughout the tri-county area, were honored:

Douglas Alves Martina Arnold Dawn Barrett Carmen Belen Amie Bothwell Leland Bradshaw Robin Burt Rebekah Carmichael Tania Dawson John Felicitas Anne Forrest Glenn Frank Rhiana Haney Louis Hari Charles Jackson Gladys Jones Holly Kellogg Kristina Moore Donna Nestor Gregory Olson Edward Otten Christopher Oursler Kory Raftery Timothy Renz Robert Schaller Stephanie Simm Jonathan Sola Jacqueline Vaughn Kenneth Waldrop Lori Werrell Cheryl Wyatt

Photos by Alex Clarke Leadership Southern Marylands Class of 2013 is the fifth group to graduate the prestigious nine -month program. These 32 individuals are now part of a network of alumni, which celebrates leadership, service and mentoring throughout the region and understands the power of the collaborative spirit.

After selection for the Leadership Southern Maryland program, the Class of 2013 engaged with recognized leaders and delved into many pertinent regional issues such as energy and the environment, agriculture, housing and human services, public safety, economic and workforce development, education, technology and defense industry, community health and diversity. Through a series of workshops and behind-thescenes visits to important facilities in the region, the group gained a greater understanding of their community and learned of the need for leadership development and collaboration in a multitude of areas.

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at MedStar St. Marys Hospital Lori Werrell. I learned something in every session that I can use in my work and gained a network of colleagues I hope to continue to be in contact with long after this experience is over. LSM has equipped me with an abundance of knowledge, long lasting friendships, and a long list of things that I want to do to give back to the community, stated Kristina Moore, Director of Human Resources for The Arc of Southern Maryland. I will truly be thankful for all the laughs, all the tears, all the experiences, and the footprints made on my heart, she added. Several others commented on the groups many shared eye-opening experiences and their newly-sparked personal interests in volunteering and getting more involved in beneficial community and regional projects. Scassero stated, I continue to be impressed by the great participants we find year after year. For the fifth year, the Leadership Southern Maryland program has brought together a group of individuals from various educational and professional backgrounds and created a strong, connected network of leaders who will apply the leadership skills theyve gained in dynamic ways that will benefit both their respective communities and the region as a whole, said LSMs Executive Director Karen Holcomb.



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Business Startups Could Help Innovation, Diversification in St. Marys

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer More than half a dozen technology business startups, many with a genesis at the University of Maryland in College Park, converged at Smartronix in Hollywood on Wednesday in search of knowledge on how to find new markets in the private sector and with the military acquisition agencies like Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). But community business leaders and defense industry insiders there at the meeting said these startups had the talent to help make both consumer and defense related products that could help diversify the local economy. Economic diversification for the first time in decades has received the political and financial support of local elected leaders who now see that dependence on the federal governments military research, testing and acquisition dollars may no longer be enough to prop up the countys long-lived prosperity. Im here to figure out how the community can help them, said Matt Scassero, the point man for a consortium looking to make St. Marys County a hub for unmanned aviation research and development. What were trying to do here is change the economy. Ben Solomon, one of the founders of Hyperion Technologies that specializes in robotics said that local defense industry specialists had just as much to learn from startups as the startups had to learn from them about finding out how to deal with government. Our main goal is dialogue and mutual learning, Solomon said. We need more startups in the environmental ecosystems. We want them selling to the public as well as to the defense industry. NAVAIR representatives were just as interested in learning about new technologies and innovative business strategies, Solomon said. Theyre [startups] used to getting products to market with limited resources, Solomon said. Startups have the experience at that and know how to be efficient. Some of the ideas at the gathering included mass notification technology for natural disasters or threats to the public, trauma and wound sealers like foams and putties for battlefield bleeding cases and laser identification of chemical compounds taken on a paper swab in the field without the need for lengthy lab analysis. Glenn Colby, of L-3 Communications based in Salt Lake City, Utah, told entrepreneurs and industry insiders alike that real innovation from startups took a lot of collaboration and openness when it came to sharing ideas, coupled with the agility to pivot from ideas that did not work well to concepts that did. This nimble mode of thinking and doing business would inevitably lead to culture clashes with the defense industry with its layers of process and accountability. What makes innovation work is degrees of freedom, Colby said.

Photo By Guy Leonard Sean Virgile, co-founder of Diagnostic anSERS, Inc., demonstrates the use of a Raman spectrometer on a paper swab that can be used to identify chemicals in the field, even certain narcotics and explosives.

Third Eye Comics Moves to St. Marys

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Seeking a larger customer base and more room, Third Eye Comics moved from Prince Frederick to California in St. Marys County. Opening day on June 15 was busy, with 75 customers in line before they opened their doors and a line at least 20 deep at the register until 3 p.m. It was awesome, said owner Steve Anderson. The California location is more centrally located for customers south of Prince Fredrick and in St. Marys County. Customers north of Prince Frederick tend to go to Third Eye Comics Annapolis location, Anderson said. For more information, visit
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One Dismissed, One Resigned From School System

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer An assistant principal at Great Mills High School was terminated earlier this month, school officials said, after an internal investigation alleged that he had inappropriate relations with students while just last week a teacher at the James A. Forrest Technical Center in Leonardtown resigned over alleged inappropriate comments he made about certain students. Christopher Carden had served at the high school for about six years before he was terminated, said Gregory Nourse, assistant superintendent for finance and human resources, before the school system terminated his employment. He was not having a physical or sexual relationship with a minor, Nourse said of the school systems investigation into Cardens conduct. Initially investigators with the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office were brought in on the investigation, Nourse said, but they found no evidence of any crimes. Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron confirmed that agency investigators had found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and that the case was closed. There was no crime committed, Cameron said. Carden had the right to appeal his dismissal to the school board, Nourse said, but he did not file an appeal. Attempts to contact Carden for comment on this story were unsuccessful. Also, Nourse said that Ernest Laurel, a technical instructor with the school system, resigned June 14 over allegations that he had made inappropriate comments about some students. Laurel had been hired by the school system back in 2006, school system human resource records showed. Attempts to contact Laurel for comment were unsuccessful. Nourse said this school year had been an unusual one because of the dismissals or resignations of several teachers, including Arturo Vicente Leon III, a middle school teacher charged with soliciting sex from a minor on-line. This has been a red letter year for people not exercising the best judgment, Nourse said, adding that all three men had passed pre-employment background checks before being hired.

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Arturo Vicente Leon III, 30, was arrested and charged June 8 with propositioning an undercover Baltimore City detective who had been posing as a 14-year-old girl on line. Leon tendered his resignation June 14, said Gregory Nourse, assistant secretary for finance and human resources. Despite his resignation, Leon will still receive four more paychecks from the system because he had served out the entirety of the school year per his contract. When Leon was confronted by Baltimore City detectives about the chat room conversations he had, he told them that he was responsible for the online missives but said he had never engaged in that behavior at school, court papers stated. Nourse said Leon had never had any complaints lodged against him

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New College President a Troubleshooter

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer In choosing a new interim president to lead St. Marys College of Maryland the institutions board of trustees believes that Ian Newbould not only cherishes the liberal arts Ian Newbould heritage of the college but also has experience in dealing with its student recruiting problem. Gail Harmon, chair of the trustee board, said Newbould was able to make strong improvements at his last place of employment, University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., especially in their admissions department. Hes a great believer in our mission but hes also a problem solver, Harmon said. He put a lot of energy into a turn around at that school. There, he revamped the offices policies, procedures and personnel, Harmon said. The colleges woes started earlier this summer when out going president Joseph Urgo revealed to faculty, staff and students that the incoming freshmen class would be diminished by 150 students, resulting in a $3.5 million shortfall in the colleges planned $71 million budget. Since then Urgo has decided to leave the college; sources inside the institution said he was facing criticism for his decisions to replace key personnel in the colleges admissions department during his two years of leadership. Newbould said at Mary Washington he started a study that showed weaknesses in the admissions department, that it needed to be modernized and given a new management culture. There was also a shift in thinking there, he said, in emphasizing recruiting students instead of waiting for them to apply. The study told us we needed hunters not gatherers, Newbould said. Newbould told The County Times he was uncertain what his plans for the admissions office would be, save for filling the vacancy of the vice president for admissions. We will be bringing somebody in to fill that vacancy Newbould said. There will be a change at the top. Newbould said he would also help to address the lapses in confidence amount college staff and faculty in the aftermath of the abrupt announcement of the enrollment shorfall. You have to work with people, make them comfortable and let them know the problems are surrounded and being taken care of. Harmon said Newbould would start officially August 1 and serve for one calendar year. She said the trustees did not expect a complete turnaround at the college but they were hopeful for strong results. There are a lot of questions, and data he needs to analyze, Harmon said. I think hell make a substantial improvement. Newbould has a doctoral degree in history and has 20 years of experience as a college president at three different institutions.

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Front Row (L-R): Samantha Matthew-Collingsworth, Sonny Farren, Matthew Hamilton, Katherine Grigsby, Gerry Bowles, Lion George Kirby Middle Row (L-R): Tyler Parisi, Erika Myers, Donna Liverman, Toni Myers, Brianna Murphy Rear Row (L-R): Tyler Superior, Skylar Andrews, Miranda McPherson, Ashley Cobaugh, Ryan Barski

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Reva Joyce Smith Earns CSMs Academic Achievement in Teacher Education Award
CSM Associate Professor/Teacher Education Program Coordinator Elizabeth Settle, right, presented the 2012-13 Academic Achievement in Teacher Education Award to Reva Joyce Smith, of Lexington Park. Reva is a secondary education major with a focus in art who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and her commitment and dedication to teaching. She has been a substitute in the St. Marys County Public School system for the last five years where she has substituted for teachers, secretaries and assistant principals. She has worked with students in virtually every subject and every grade. During the spring semester, she also completed her teacher education practicum at the high school level and received a glowing evaluation from her mentor teacher, who commented on her professionalism and initiative in becoming an active part of the classroom and learning as much as possible while she was there. Reva already demonstrates one of the most important qualities of a good teacher, which is first, be a learner. Reva will be continuing her studies at the University of Maryland College Park in the fall, where she will major in studio art and art education, said Settle. Smith was a recipient of the Thomas J. Murray Memorial Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. For information on contributing to or creating a scholarship, visit
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From my Backyard to our Bay

A St. Marys County Residents Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water
From My Backyard to Our Bay was first developed by the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District. From there, the booklet was given to each of the Soil Conservations Districts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area for customization. If the 77 million residents who live in the watershed area of the Chesapeake Bay read this booklet, and took to heart its suggestions and best practices, the Chesapeake Bay would see a dramatic increase in health. Obtain a FREE copy of the booklet by going to the St. Marys River Watershed Association, and downloading it. The booklet is available from your local library; Chicken Scratch in Park Hall; The Greenery in Hollywood; Good Earth Natural Food and the St. Marys Soil Conservation District in Leonardtown.
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Continued from last week Approved activities in the Critical Area will likely require planting of native trees, shrubs, or herbaceous plants to offset/mitigate the impacts of the changes to the land, vegetation, and lot coverage. Because a vegetated buffer provides many benefits for water quality and habitat, an important component of the Critical Area law and State regulations is a requirement to establish native vegetation in the buffer. You must also retain existing forest vegetation and mitigate for any removal of vegetation in the Critical Area. Mitigation rates are determined by the scope of development and clearing permitted on the land. The amount of planting and planting locations are determined on a site by site basis using set criteria established in state regulations. Zoning, building and/or grading permits must be displayed on the property prior to start of any work. If you see work that you think may be a Critical Area violation, call the St. Marys County Department of Land Use

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Bay-Wise landscapes minimize negative impacts on our waterways by using smarter lawn management techniques and gardening practices. The University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Bay-Wise program in St. Marys County offers hands-on help with managing your landscape by providing information, a site visit, and landscape certifications. Our yardstick checklist is easy to understand and follow, and our team of trained Master Gardeners can help guide you through it while offering suggestions to improve both the appearance and sustainability of your landscape.

If you are fortunate enough to live within 1,000 feet of tidal waters or tidal wetlands, then you have some special obligations. Good stewardship in this area has a direct and immediate impact on the Chesapeake Bay.
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By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A Mechanicsville woman who allegedly shot her boyfriend while on a weekend getaway in Virginia back in April now faces murder charges after he died in the hospital from his wounds. Lillian Mae Levy, 77, was charged with the April 27 shooting of 62-year-old James Thomas while

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at Wilderness Presidential Resorts in Spotsylvania County, local police there said, with a small caliber handgun. Thomas, who suffered head wounds and underwent surgery to remove the bullet fragments from his skull, died May 9 after being in a coma in intensive care. Since then, William Neely, the county attorney for Spotsylvania County, has charged Levy with first degree murder. Capt. Jeffrey Pearce, Spotsylvania County sheriffs investigator, said Levy shot Thomas in the back of the head while he was laying down inside their resort trailer after a domestic dispute. Levy is alleged to have walked out to her vehicle and removed a .22 caliber revolver to commit the alleged shooting, Pearce said. He added that detectives have not fully ascertained what the details of the domestic dispute were. Were still running down those leads, Pearce said. There was no evidence that Thomas had offered any violence to Levy, Pearce said, and there appeared to be no sign of struggle between the two in the trailer.

Former High School Teacher Pleads to Child Sex Abuse

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Lowell Johnson, accused last year of sexually abusing children given into his care over several years, accepted an Alford plea Monday that may result in his receiving a prison sentence of between 10 to 18 years. Johnson, who worked as a teacher at Great Mills High School up until his arrest last year on various counts, remains on bond pending his sentencing later this summer. There were five victims in all, prosecutors said, including foster children as well as children Johnson and his family had adopted. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt by the defendant but an acknowledgement that the state would bring enough evidence to trial to convict the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt. County detectives started their investigation July 13 last year when an investigator from Child Protective Services reported the suspected abuses, police had reported. According to charging documents filed in county District Court, one victim, who was 15 years old, said during a counseling session that Johnson, 65, abused her sexually when she was under his care. The first victim described one incident, where she was allegedly fondled repeatedly by Johnson, while she was sleeping on a pullout couch in one of the rooms of his Rosewood Drive home, court records state. The same victim said she saw Johnson in a bed with another female under his care where Johnson had his hand under her shirt. The second victim told police she had been in Johnsons care since she was adopted at the age of 12 years old. She told police that she and Johnson had sexual intercourse several times by the time she was in the 11th and 12th grades between

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the age of 15 and 17 years old, charging documents stated. I think the first step in the healing of these children is for Johnson to take responsibility, said Assistant States Attorney Julie White who prosecuted the case. And thats what happened [Monday]. guyleonard @

Barricade Suspect Arrested

The St. Marys County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit Maier was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland. On June 17 at 2:48 a.m. police units responded to a residence in Hollywood, Maryland for the report of disturbance with a subject inside the residence armed with a handgun and in possession of Marijuana. Upon arrival of police units three subjects were observed attempting to barricade the garage door to prevent entry to the residence. Three persons fled the residence through another door and were detained. A fourth subject remained inside armed with a handgun and refused multiple orders to exit the residence by arriving police units. A perimeter was quickly established and nearby residents notified. St. Marys County Emergency Services Team and Critical Incident Negotiations Team were notified and responded to the scene. Numerous attempts to contact the suspect were initiated with negative results. The suspect could be seen moving about inside the residence but refused all communication attempts. The Emergency Services Team deployed a non lethal chemical agent into the residence which had no effect on the suspect. Emergency Services Team members made entry to the residence and arrested Andrew R. Maier, age 19, of California, Maryland. Maier was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center, charged with Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Possession of Unregistered Firearm by person under 21 years of age, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Marijuana), Three (3) counts Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Malicious Destruction of Property under $500. Maier is currently awaiting an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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On June 14, 2013, Deputies responded to Plaza Azteca Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of a patron being disruptive and disorderly. Deputy L. Phillips made contact with Arthur Edward Lyall, 40, of Lyall Great Mills, Maryland. Investigation revealed Lyall was belligerent and became involved in an argument with another patron. After Deputies arrived, Lyall continued to be belligerent and verbally uncooperative. Lyall was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Lexington Park, Maryland entered the WalMart, removed various items from store shelves, walked past all points of purchase and attempted to exit the store without paying for the items. Pilkerton was stopped by Wal-Mart Loss Prevention and detained. Pilkerton was arrested and charged with theft.

The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.

Disorderly Conduct

in a dispute with the victim, while visiting her residence. Burch was told to leave by the victim and he refused. Upon Deputies arrival, the victim advised Deputies she wanted Burch to leave and not return to the property. Burch was told to leave the residence and advised by Deputy Gaskill not to return. Burch initially complied with Deputy Gaskill however, later in the evening Deputies responded back to the residence after victim called to report Burch was back at the residence causing a disturbance. Deputy Gaskill made contact with Burch in the driveway of the victims residence and was arrested. Burch was charged with Trespass: Private Property and Fail to Obey a Lawful Order. On June 15, 2013, Deputy B. Gaskill responded to the Wal-Mart in California, Maryland for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Victoria Jenise Woodland, 23, of California, Maryland Woodland entered the Wal-Mart, removed various items from store shelves, walked past all points of purchase and attempted to exit the store without paying for

the items. Woodland was stopped by WalMart Loss Prevention and detained. Woodland was arrested and charged with theft.

On June 15, 2013, Deputies responded to a residence on Sue Dr., Lexington Park, Maryland for an unwanted guest. Investigation revealed Thomas Oakley Burch 3rd, 49, no fixed address became involved

Trespass: Private Property and Fail to Obey Lawful Order


On June 15, 2013, Deputy P. Lance responded to a residence on Liberty St., Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed Joseph Cephus Harrod 2nd, 27, of Lexington Harrod Park, Maryland engaged in a dispute with the victim. The dispute escalated into a physical assault when Harrod attempted to strangle the victim, leaving visible injury to the victim. Harrod was arrested and charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Assault. On June 15, 2013, Deputy J. Lloyd responded to the Wal-Mart in California, Maryland for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Joseph Warren Pilkerton, 67, of

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On June 16, 2013, Deputy P. Lance conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Great Mills Rd and Chancellors Run Rd, Lexington Park, Maryland. Deputy Lance made contact with Brown the driver Alehandro J. Brown, 40, of Atlanta, Georgia and observed a white powdery substance around Browns mouth and nose. Additionally, Deputy Lance observed in plain view a small plastic bag containing suspected powder cocaine. Brown was arrested and charged with CDS Possession - Not Marijuana and CDS Possession - Paraphernalia.

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Celebrating family on these summer holidays or any day is always a special day. However, all holidays are tough days for many. While millions celebrate others wonder about what might have been. Some have lost a child while others made tragic decisions to end a life. Abortion issad and heartbreaking. I oppose abortion. I do not believe many people want to go through with an abortion.Over the years I've known many people who have looked back at an abortion with heartbreak and grief. My first wife and I had a stillborn baby. He would have been our third son. We named him Jesse Caleb.We were told justhours before the delivery was scheduled that there was no heartbeat. The baby would be delivered but he would be dead. I sat for about three hours in the delivery room and held beautiful Jesse Caleb. He looked perfect. However, the umbilical cord had gotten a kink in it, cutting off the oxygen supply and ending his life. At that time, I had never wept or grieved any harder than I did at the loss of my beautiful

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child. Losing Jesse made me so very grateful formy two sons Jared and Zachary. Todaythey are both grown men serving in our military. As I held my child I could never have dreamed of killing him prior to his birth. I do not believe anyone holding a newborn baby would decide to kill that baby. However, many have made the decision to terminate a pregnancy. Most often they are in need of counseling, emotional support, forgiveness and hope. Years earlier we lost twins. Karen was about three months pregnant at the time. Things were going wrong with the pregnancy and she was bleeding. The doctor said things were not good and a D&C was necessary. This was a decision that was made between our family and the doctor. What if someone from the county or even the Federal Government had to be consulted before the D&C took place? We were obviously miscarrying the babies. A government official could have delayed the procedure, wanted more information, said no or said yes. I do not believe the Federal Government or any government official should be involved in this process. I do not believe in abortion as a form of birth control. However, I do believe that decisions concerning pregnancies and abortions must be made between the mother, the family, and the doctor. Women and couples make decisions to abort that are later regretted with more sorrow and emotional scars. For many years I served as a pastor and heard many sorrowful stories from women who had abortions and greatly regretted them. There are cases that involve the mother's health. There are the cases that involve rape and incest. In these types of cases, decisions must be made between the mother, the family, physician and counselor. Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues: Every American Has An Opinion. He is also the author of hundreds of articles, opinions and feature stories. You can hear him each Sunday night on XM 131 radio at 8 EST. Look for his many books on contact him directly at

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By Robert L. Bradley Jr.
If the President is serious about his promise to "grow the middle class," he needs to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Last year, the administration blocked construction of the project, which would carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil from Canadian shale formations to American refineries in the Gulf Coast. The White House recently announced it would not reconsider Keystone approval for another six months. However, newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry has hinted that officials may decide sooner. Keystone XL is a clear win-win for consumers and producers. Construction and operation of the pipeline would create an estimated 20,000 jobs. U.S. refineries would produce more gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum products that are part of countless consumer products. And increasing the southward flow of crude oil would help cement energy relations with Canada and reduce imports from less reliable countries. Keystone XL would help move this country toward less dependence on Middle East oil -- a stated goal of U.S. policy since the 1973 Arab Embargo forty years ago. A chief criticism of the pipeline is that it would markedly contribute to global climate change. The Sierra Club even condones "civil disobedience" -- that is, breaking the law -- to stop the project. Indeed, the club's president recently joined a gaggle of C- and D-list celebrities at a Keystone protest where invite-only participants zip-tied themselves to the gates of the White House.
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But the truth is that burning all of the pipeline's deliveries will have no measurable effect on global climate according to official climate models. Critics also claim the pipeline would damage a water aquifer beneath Nebraska. But Keystone's planned pathway has been specifically rerouted to avoid such an outcome. And the pipeline has been fully approved by the relevant Nebraskan authorities. The Administration's decision not to approve Keystone was clearly a deep bow to radical environmentalists. Fully 53 Senators from both parties are urging the White House to approve the project. Ironically, blocking the pipeline promises to increase, not decrease, global carbon emissions. If Canada cannot sell its oil to the United States, it will market to China. And China is not subject to the same restrictions on energy use and emissions as facilities here in the United States. China's refineries generate significantly higher volumes of emissions than American ones. Blocking Keystone XL is an affront to America's energy consumers and energy producers. That insult would, unfortunately, add to Obama's war on coal, push to federalize hydraulic fracturing, and wasted "green energy" handouts for the wind, solar, ethanol, and electric car industries. The Obama Administration should stand up to those special-interest groups more concerned with fundraising than good global citizenship. America's middle class should truly come first with a permit to build. Robert L. Bradley Jr. is CEO of the Institute for Energy Research and author, most recently, of Edison to Enron: Energy Markets and Political Strategies (John Wiley & Sons). He blogs at www.
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Local Riders Ready for Pro Showing

By Alex Panos Staff Writer Southern Maryland has a number of motocross riders returning home this weekend to race as professionals in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The race will be held at Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville. Brandon Short, media manager for Next Level Sports, said every track on the circuit is unique because the terrain varies based on the region and the soil is dependent on the climate of the area. He said the elevation change at Budds Creek allows the audience to get a great view of the track from wherever they sit. Budds Creek MX Park has a strong legacy, and has hosted motocross events for over four decades. It became part of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 1989. According to a press release, the track has fluid layout built into the hills of the area, and features a soil mix of sand and clay that creates a challenging track. Everybody looks forward to racing at Budds, Short said. Motocross pro and Mechanicsville native Kenny Day, 25, always reflects on the number of professionals, and top talent that have raced on the track at Budds Creek each time he returns home. Its something I always take in, Day said. He is looking forward to the hills and track width at Budds Creek, because most tracks are not nearly as hilly and the wider track allows lanes to form up in different ways. Day trains as a runner in order to work on his speed on the track. He pushes himself in five-minute increments to prepare for three-minute laps, and says remaining focused is the biggest key to success. Day said all the racers on the circuit have become like family, and to be able to return home as a professional, at the highest level, its exciting to see his local family of riders come and support him. Robert Kraft, 24, of Charlotte Hall, said in addition to the hills and elevation change at Budds Creek, he too is looking forward to competing in a professional race back in his hometown. Its just a good feeling, he said of having hundreds of friends and relatives see him compete. 20-year-old Nick Lane of Great Mills, meanwhile, says returning home to the track hes been racing on for 11 years is about the coolest part of racing on Saturday. Nothings like racing at home, he said. Lane, who will graduate from College of Southern Maryland with a degree in Business Administration Management in the fall, has been working on adding speed and charging the track in anticipation for Saturdays race. He believes if he can stay consistent, he has a great shot of making a strong showing in front of the home crowd. Tony Archer, 20, of Hughesville has been racing since he was 8 years old. Archer is looking forward to racing on the up and down elevation at Budds Creek as well, and says the hometown support is a nice change from the rest of the tour. Usually racers are kind of unknown, but [racing in your hometown] we have a lot of support, Archer said. He needs to improve on speed through corners on Saturday, he said, and has been working on being aggressive on the track. He feels a bit more pressure coming into Saturday then at other tracks, adding its his home track and he hopes to perform well for friends and family. Im supposed to be doing well here, he said of returning home. Eric McKay, of Hollywood, will be competing in his second pro race of the year on Saturday. He hopes to use the experience of his home track to his advantage, and is focusing on the top 20. The trip to Budds Creek is the fifth stop on the 12-race championship circuit The competitor who racks up the most points at the end of the season is named the champion. Currently Washington state native Ryan Villopoto is atop the 450 Class Championship Standings with 193 points, and Ryan Dungey of Minnesota is in second with 177 points. German native Ken Roczen leads the 250 class with 185 points, and Eli Tomac, from Colorado, is on his heels in second with 170. The big names have returned to the track this year, Short said, be it from injury or hiatus, and the race should be as exciting as its been in years. In 40 years of motocross history, Short said this year features the best lineup of racers the sport has ever had, and called it the most competitive field in the history of the sport. The sport has gotten faster, Short said, adding the sport has become much more competitive and grown in popularity as well. Its at a level it has never been before. Short attributes the higher level of performance to advancements in equipment and riders utilizing revolutionary training tactics. He added, the riders enjoyed an off week last weekend, so he expects the field to be refreshed, sharp and ready to ride. Everyone should be at peak performance now, Short said. The riders will take to the track at 8:30 a.m., and the motocross racing begins at 1 p.m. In addition to Saturdays professional riders, Short said there will be amateur races on the track Friday. For additional information, and for tickets to all rounds, visit allisports. com.

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By Alex Panos Staff Writer Local author John Deckelmann recently published the first story in his series of books, featuring love, war and mythical creatures. The book, titled The Legends of Capia, is set in a fictional world in an environment similar to ancient Rome. In the series opener, the main character, in a country that is under the control of an oppressive empire, eventually rises to the throne. To make matters more complicated, she falls in love with a general who, ironically, is the same person that takes part in a battle with, and eventually captures, her father. This begins what Deckelmann called a series of events that ultimately lead her to interact with the nightcrawlers a mythical vampire-like species. The book is similar to many popular mythical themed television and book series that have grown popular over the last decade, such as the Twilight Series, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead and a large number of super hero themed movies. Deckelmann, who resides in California, Md., says his series brings a new element to the

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table that has yet to be explored. Its different than your average vampire [book], he said. He aimed to have the series appeal to young adults, and wanted to keep the book as a quick read to accommodate a fast paced lifestyle. Deckelmann also believes once people read the first book they will become interested in the entire series he expects the series to be three or four books in total. He said the second book is already completed, and will be available as soon as editing is finished. It took Deckelmann around eight months to write the book he describes as a pretty easy read it is designed to be read front to back in around three hours. I pretty much tossed my hat into the ring and well see what happens, Deckelmann said of becoming an author. The first book debuted on June 5, and is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Google Books. Sample chapters are available online as well.

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Association Honors One of Its Own at A River Affair

On Sunday, June 2, The St. Marys River Watershed Association hosted its third annual A River Affair on the State House lawn at Historic St. Marys City. During the soiree, recognition was given to the groups own executive director, Bob Lewis. A man many cited as the driving force behind getting the community involved in the Associations efforts to restore the St. Marys River. Joe Anderson, the groups board president, said, Every organization has to have a spark plug, and for us thats Bob Lewis. During the presentation, Del. John Bohanan delivered a stack of commendations for the honoree he called tenacious and stated, Whatever Bob Lewis is doing, its not for him but for the good of the community and the health of the St. Marys River. Bohanan presented Lewis with a letter from Gov. Martin OMalley which proclaimed him Chesapeake Bay Ambassador and letters of praise from Senators Mikulski and Cardin, Congressman Steny Hoyer and a Maryland state flag from the General Assembly. The St. Marys Board of County Commissioners also acknowledged Lewis local leadership. Commissioner president Jack Russell proclaimed you da man, Bob, adding, his leadership has been instrumental in developing and implementing many effective programs and projects that contribute to the ongoing restoration of the St. Marys River. When asked to respond, Lewis was humble and told the crowd, This is all of you, its not me its your giving, your support, your hard work that brought me to this stage today. Lewis gave thanks to his partner, Merideth Taylor, and friends and colleagues Joe Anderson and Richard Holden. Its really an honor to receive this, Lewis said, jokingly calling himself an expert at herding cats. Although Lewis was the man of the hour, he was also, as always, the man behind the scenes making sure everything went smoothly. He ensured a friendly welcome at check-in and took payments and offered appreciation for the guests who supported his and the Associations work by bidding on the many items from the silent and live auctions. Holden, the groups treasurer, said that even the morning of the event, Lewis was there to resolve a minor crisis and stated, Organizations like this simply cant run without someone like Bob Lewis at the helm. Were really very fortunate to have him here and so committed. Holden headed up organizing the A River Affair event for the second year, which ended up being the most successful fundraiser to date. More than 200 guests attended and enjoyed the beautiful view of the river as they dined on a catered brunch and imbibed on beverages from Slack Winery. High-energy auctioneer and local notable Dan Raley worked the crowd to garner bids on items like exquisite works of art, an heirloom-quality quilt and vacation packages. A variety of auction items from local art and handmade pottery, furniture and jewelry to spa packages and a wheelbarrow full of beer were donated by local businesses to be sold in the silent auction throughout the event, with all proceeds going to new and continuing projects aimed at improving the health of the St. Marys River. Several dozen reef balls, the building blocks of the three-dimensional oyster reef project, and thousands of spat, or baby oysters, were sold. The kayak raffle was also immensely popular. In all, the event raised $44,077. Board member Bob Paul said, [Lewis] has been an inspiration to us all. Hes tireless and we dont pay him nearly enough money, Paul, also a founding member, stated. Board Secretary Todd Rudolph shared, Im thrilled to have him as our executive director because hes great at getting us to align our strengths and get stuff done. Lewis grant proposal approval rating continues to be enviable and he oversees nearly everything the Association is involved with, often right there in the field or on the water, getting his hands dirty alongside kids on a field trip or volunteers. A native of New York, Lewis has lived in St. Marys County and has been an integral part of the efforts to restore the St. Marys River for several years, earning multiple awards for his service and serving as a valuable member on community boards. Bohanan told Lewis, Even though you werent born here, you have Maryland in your blood and were all forever grateful that you do.


Bob Lewis is celebrated at this years A River Affair for his ceaseless efforts to restore the St. Marys River and its watershed. Gov. Martin OMalley sends proclamation dubbing Lewis Chesapeake Bay Ambassador.

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The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to after noon on Tuesdays may run in the following weeks edition.

Louis Edward Holley, 82

Louis Edward Holley, 82 of Hollywood, Md. died June 12, at his residence. A native of Perquimans County, N.C., Louis was born on March 21, 1931. He was the son of the late George Holley and Mary (Sutton) Holley. Louis married Mary H. (Curtis) Holley on March 15, 1953; there were no children from this union. Louis worked for many years as a driver for the Evening Star newspaper in Washington, DC. After many years working for several companies, Louis decided to be an independent dump truck driver. Later they moved to St. Marys County. In 1975, he started a refuse business. Louis and Mary worked together for nineteen years until Louis became ill and they retired. Louis enjoyed car racing, motorcycle races and gardening. Louis and Mary joined the Bethesda United Methodist Church in 1994 and were faithful members under the direction of Pastor Irvin Beverly. Louis is survived by his wife and companion, Mary Holley as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Louis was preceded in death by two sisters, Ollie M. Holley Roundtree and Erma L. Holley. Family received friends on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the

Bethesda United Methodist Church, Valley Lee, Md. A Funeral Service was conducted by Pastor Irvin Beverly. Interment followed in Charles Memorial Gardens. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Peter John Antonovich, 72

Peter John Pete Antonovich, 62 of Valley Lee, Md. died June 5, at MedStar St. Marys Hospital. Born October 3, 1950 in Leonardtown, Md. he was the son of the late John Antonovich and Eileen Deloris (Zhan) Antonovich. Pete graduated from Great Mills High School in 1968 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 until 1973. He worked for C&P Telephone and then Verizon as a cable splicer for over 30 years until his retirement in 2000. Pete held a private pilots license and enjoyed Mustang car restoration. Pete is survived by his wife, Eva Maria Antonovich of Panama City, Panama, and his brothers, James Antonovich of Alexandria, Va. and Paul E. Antonovich of Park Hall, Md. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank S. Antonovich and James Bailey Antonovich. Family received friends on Monday, June 17, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Brinsfield Funeral Home. A funeral service was conducted by Deacon Ammon Ripple

at in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Holy Face Cemetery, Great Mills, Md. Condolences to the family may be made at Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Association, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Md. 20852. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Phillip Roy Jett, Sr., 44

Philip Roy Jett, Sr., 44 of Leonardtown, Md., entered Heaven's Gate on June 10, at St. Marys Hospital. Philip was born on June 13, 1968 to the late William Jett, Sr. and Sandra Caine Jett. Philip married Deanna King Jett and from this union they had three children: Philip, Jr., Justin and Hannah and one other daughter, Brittany. Philip was employed as an auto body technician. He was a hardworking man who loved to be a jokester. He was a compassionate father, brother and friend to many people. Philip had a love for animals and for showboating his Harley and classic cars. Philip was preceded in death by his parents, William Jett, Sr.and Sandra Jett Murray. In departing this life, Philip leaves his fond memories to his children, Philip Jett, Jr., Justin Jett, Hannah Jett and Brittany Jett; two grandchildren, Carleigh and Carter Fields; his loving and devoted fianc, Melissa Adkins; two sisters, Lisa Walter and Jennifer Barnfather; two brothers, Richard Jett and James Boomer Murray and a host of other relatives and friends. We all will miss you, Philip. Family united with friends on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home. Interment was at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Philip Roy Jett, Sr. Memorial Fund through PNC Bank.

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After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1960 with a B.S. in microbiology, Bill worked as a federal agent for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for two years. In 1966, he graduated from the University Of Maryland - School of Medicine. After a medical residency at South Baltimore General Hospital he then became Director of the Nursing Home Administration Medicaid Program for the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 1968-1972. After graduating in 1972, from Johns Hopkins University with a masters in public health, Dr. Marek then served as Health Officer for St. Marys County a position he held for 24 years until his retirement in 1996. Throughout his career, Bill found time to serve on numerous boards and commissions, including the Med Chi Public Health Committee and the Nursing Home Physician Training Committee. He was also a founding member of the Walden Sierra board as well as the Three Oaks Homeless Shelter board and a founding member and the first president of the Wildwood Village Condo Association. He was a passionate Civil War buff and enjoyed researching Civil War medical history and family genealogy. The family received friends for Dr. Mareks Life Celebration onMonday, June 17 with a prayer service at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road in Leonardtown. Mass was said onTuesday, June 18 at Our Ladys Church, 41348 Medleys Neck Road in Leonardtown with interment Wednesday, June 19 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 5829 Ritchie Highway, in Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make memorial contributions to any of the following: Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, 426 "C" Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; Health Share of St. Mary's, Box 1208, Leonardtown, Md. 20650; and Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Md. 20650. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., in Leonardtown.

Johnny James White, 59

Johnny James White, 59, Mechanicsville, Md., passed away on June 13 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Johnny was born on July 28, 1953 in Canton, Ohio to the late Arthur Jesse White and Bernadine Rose Thompson. Johnny was a member of the Blessed Redeemer Baptist Church, Charlotte Hall, Md. He was employed as an electrician and did security surveillance, as well. Johnny leaves to cherish his fond memories, his wife, Joanne Green White; four children, Crystal Rose Warren, of Rutherfordton, N.C., Jesse Albert Green, of Mechanicsville, Dawn Loretta Cooper, of Mechanicsville and Patricia Sheleen Graham, of Prince Frederick, Md., two brothers, Arthur J. White, Jr., of Hartville, Ohio and Bobby J. White, of Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Lorain D. Cliffton, of Louisville, Ohio and Sandra D. Yomans, of Reva, Va. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Dr. William (Bill) James Marek, M.D., M.P.H., 76

Dr. William (Bill) James Marek, M.D., M.P.H., 76 of California, Md. passed away peacefully on June 13 in Leonardtown, Md. He was born on May 27, 1937 in Baltimore to the late William Paul and Christine Elizabeth Marek. He is also predeceased by his daughter Katherine (Katie) Lynn Marek. He is survived by his wife JoEllen Ann Marek, whom he was married to for more than 47 years, his son David Michael Marek and his wife Rebecca (Becky) L. Marek, grandchildren Autumn L. Marek, Colton T. Marek, Logan M. Marek, Megan A. Williams and her husband Carl E. Williams III, and Charles (Chas) J. Haynes, III.
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Darrell Dee Stubbs, 55

Darrell Dee Stubbs, 55, of Lexington Park, Md., was greeted at the Gates of Heaven on June 15. He was the son of the late John and Irene Stubbs, born on April 5, 1958 in Fairmont, W.Va. At 19 years old, Darrell joined the U.S. Navy where he served his country for 20 years and at retirement was ranked a 1st Class Aviation Store Keeper. During his naval career, he was awarded the following medals: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement, Good Conduct, National Defense, Southwest Asia and two Expeditionary. While stationed in Lexington Park, Darrell met the love of his life, Cecelia (Darlene) Woodland and the two married on Christmas Eve in 1986. In his spare time, Darrell enjoyed playing bid whist and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He also loved listening to the oldies but goodies and sharing his favorite meal of spaghetti with his granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a long-time friend, Vernon Coates. Darrell is survived by his wife, Cecelia; his daughter, Tesha Stubbs; two sons, Darrell Stubbs II and Dominic Pendleton, seven grandchildren, three sisters, Margaret Holman, Genevieve (Gary) Freed and Carolyn Stubbs; four brothers, John (Martha) Stubbs, Robert (Beverly) Stubbs, Videll (Sandra) Stubbs and Julian (Mildred) Stubbs; in laws, Joseph and Thelma Woodland; brothers-in-law, Joseph Al Woodland and David Woodland; one sister-in-law, Ellen (Daryl Bogier; a special friend, Jackie Butler and a host of other relatives and friends. Family united with friends on Wednesday, June 19 for visitation at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, Md. Interment was private.

Leonardtown, MD, Judith W. DiGiovanni of Port Tobacco, Md., and his devoted nieces and nephews. Teddy graduated from St. Marys Academy in 1953 and was a farmer, retiring in 1995. Teddy was a lifetime member of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department and a longtime Country and Bluegrass Musician. The family received friends on Thursday, June 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, Md. A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon George LHeureux officiating. Interment was private. Contributions may be made to the Hospice House of St. Marys P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, Md. 20650, and/ or the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 50 Leonardtown, Md. 20650.

Joan Patricia Patsy Russell Wise, 82

Joan Patricia Patsy Russell Wise, 82 of Leonardtown, Md. passed away on June 14 at her residence. Born March 1, 1931 in Clare, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Emmett Robert and Marie Rebecca Heller Russell. Pat was the loving wife of Walter Wise, whom she married on May 1, 1954 in Leonardtown, Md. Pat is survived by her children; Joan M. Wise of Leonardtown, Md., Jeannette E. (John) Loving of Mechanicsville, Md, Kathi Russell (Randy Hoffman) Wise of Leonardtown, Md., Judith A. Wise of Easton, Md, Walter Bobby R. (Cynthia) Wise of Chaptico, Md., Beverly Jean Wise, of Fairfax, Va., and special niece Judy Sanger Balta, siblings; Mary Lou Mickelson of Duncombe, Iowa, Jerome T. Russell of Kerrville, Texas, Johanna Fawcett of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Judith Combs of Leonardtown, Md., and Daniel Russell of Fort Dodge, IA., also survived by 8 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents Pat was preceded in death by a grandson; Tyler S. Collins, and siblings; Robert Russell, Elaine Sanger, Barbara Maier, Kathleen Hanson, twin brother James Russell,

Grace Fox Stauffer, 74

Grace Fox Stauffer, 74 of Mechanicsville, MD died June 14 at her residence. Born February 21, 1939 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Enoch Heckendorn and Catherine Fox Brubaker. Mrs. Stauffer was preceded in death by her husband, David Z. Stauffer on April 5, 2013. She is survived by her children; Edwin L. (Dora) Stauffer, Steven W. (Pauline) Stauffer, Bryan S. (Gladys) Stauffer, Tony W. (Elaine) Stauffer, Connie L. (Michael) Stauffer, Joel D. (Anna Mary) Stauffer, Melinda F. (Lester) Martin, Glenn A. (Karen) Stauffer all of Mechanicsville, MD, Richard E. (Emily) Stauffer, Brenda E. (Wayne) Martin of Leonardtown, MD, Lori A. (Weaver) Martin of Selinsgrove, PA, and Diane V. (Clifford) Martin of Port Trevorton, PA, siblings; Paul F. Brubaker of Scottsville, KY, Arlene Stauffer of Port Trevorton, PA, Anna Mae Aucker of Elk Horn, KY, Elsie F. Stauffer of Port Trevorton, PA, Irma F. Zimmerman of Bainbridge, OH, Marvin F. Brubaker of Commodore, PA, Nancy F. Zimmerman of Mechanicsville, MD, Eleanore F. Brubaker of Atlas, PA, and Alvin Lee F. Brubaker of MO, also survived by 74 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband Mrs. Stauffer was preceded in death by her grandson, Kevin Stauffer, and siblings; John F. Brubaker, and Irvin F. Brubaker. Mrs. Stauffer was a homemaker. The family received friends on Monday, June 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the family home located at 25725 Loveville Rd., Mechanicsville, Md. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. in the Loveville Mennonite Church. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

William Russell, and John Russell. Pat graduated from Barnum High School, she then went on to graduate from St. Josephs School of Nursing earning her RN Degree, she moved to St. Marys County in 1954 from Clare, Iowa. During most of her career Pat worked at St. Marys Nursing Center, where she was Director of Nursing, she also worked at the Jude House in Bel Alton, Md., and was a transport Nurse for the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad. Pat enjoyed shopping, enjoying good food, socializing with friends, family, gardening, watching the stock market, dancing, gambling, playing cards, and watching the Redskins, Nationals, and the Orioles. The family received friends on Monday, June 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with prayers recited at 7 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, June 18 at 12 p.m. in Our Ladys Catholic Church, Leonardtown, Md. with Father Brian Sanderfoot officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Mike Klear, David James Downs, Francis Balta, Matthew Loving, Tem Weiland, and Cole Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be; Bernie Beavans, and Robert Combs. Friends gathered at Olde Breton Inn following interment. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Theodore Teddy Richard Wathen, 77

Theodore Teddy Richard Wathen, 77, of Leonardtown, Md. passed away at his home on June 12 in Leonardtown, Md. Teddy was the son of the late John Richard and Mary Thelma Tippett Wathen. He is survived by his longtime companion Carlene Insley, siblings; Kenneth L. Wathen of

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Green Holly Elementary School

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Principal: Wauchilue Adams Assistant Principals: Cynthia Fletcher, Karen Mattingly School Hours: 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Phone: 301-475-5511, ext. 136 Fax: 301-475-4254 46060 Millstone Landing Rd Lexington Park, MD 20653
Fifth grade students at Sotterley.

Green Holly Elementary Provides Rich, Diverse Instruction

Green Holly Elementary School provides rich, diverse instruction for 503 students. We have 32 classes that service three year olds to 5th grade. Green Holly provides two sessions of the 3 year old class, Pre-School Special Education, PreKindergarten, and Pre-Kindergarten Special Education. We are very fortunate to provide three classes of instruction to the Community Based students in the SAIL Program, an Infants and Toddlers and the LEAP Speech class. Our school is proud to promote our students to our feeder schools Esperanza Middle, Spring Ridge Middle and Great Mills High School. Technology There are Smartboards in all classrooms Intermediate students were introduced to the Kindles for reading instruction (ebooks) this year. Special Education classrooms utilize iPads to differentiate instruction. Achievement/Recognition We are a PBIS Gold Maryland Recognition School for the second year. Based on Maryland School Assessments, our school made Adequate Yearly Progress for this school year. We received the Community Transformation Grant which is a partnership with MedStar St. Marys Hospital Health Connections. Through the partnership, our students received information on ways to become healthier through eating right and exercising. We are a Green School. Because of our recycling efforts, the Dream Machine Recycle Program selected Green Holly as a recipient of the StarBoard Link EZ2 Interactive Unit. This portable device allows teachers without a Smartboard (such as Physical Education) to prepare interactive lessons with students. Our fifth grade students were chosen to participate in the Starbase Atlantis Program, a partnership between SMCPS and Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Programs offered during the school day Chat and Chew- presenters included Wendy Binkley, Judy Center Coordinator and Dawn Simpson, School Liaison for Patuxent River NAS. Disability Awareness Day Multicultural Day Adult Education The Judy Center Play and Learn Workshops Band and Strings Chorus Programs offered in the evening Adult Education (for English Language Learners) Future Leaders Of the World Guitar Club Poetry Night with Anthony Keith Monthly Grade Level Instructional Information Parent Nights PTA Sponsored Events Movie Nights Donuts for Dads Muffins for Moms Staff Contributions to Charity The staff has made over $2,000 in Casual for a Cause donations to the following charities: American Red Cross Susan G. Komen Toys for Tots Shop with a Cop Chopticon High School Special Olympics Southern Maryland Food Bank Hospice of St. Marys Spring Ridge Middle School

Presenters from Multicultural Day.

Pre-Kindergarten students enjoy field trips and instructional activities.

Pre-Kindergarten students enjoy field trips and instructional activities.


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Lions Club Installation St. Marys Academy Ceremony Class of 1951 Gives Money for Healthcare Unit

Lions Club International District 22-C District Governor Elect , Dee Hawkins,(center) is shown introducing the newly elected Leonardtown Lions Club Board of Directors, following her Installation Ceremony, June 8, at the Olde Breton Inn. The Leonardtown Lions meet the first Wednesday of each month ( except September and December) at 7:00 pm at the Olde Breton Inn. More information contact Lion George Kirby, 301-475-3188. Pictured (L-R) Lion Paul Hood,treasurer;Lion Carl Raley, membership chair;Lion David Guyther, director; Lion Frank Nuhfer, director, Lion Hilda Mae Gatton, director; DGE Dee Hawkins; Lion Don Fincham, 2nd VP;King Lion Chad Miller;Lion Charles Robey,lion tamer;Lion George Kirby, past King Lion. Absent when picture was taken: Lion John Brown, tail twister; Lion Hayden Hammett, 1st VP;Lion Mike Payne, Secretary; Lion Dan Slade, 3 VP; Lion Jim Davis, director.

On May 5, Dr. John Fenwick, president of the St. Marys Academy Class of 1951, presented Dr. Patrick Jarboes wife, Margaret, and their son, Tom, $990 toward the purchase of a new mobile healthcare unit on behalf of the class of 1951. The mobile healthcare unit will be names The J. Patrick Jarboe Mobile Health Center. The class of 1951 knew how dear this unit was to Dr. Jarboe and they are honored to be a part of the legacy.


St. Marys County Honors POWs & MIAs

Flag is permanently raised at Government Center
The Board of County Commissioners for St. Marys County honored Marylands Veteran, POW and MIA soldiers and sailors by officially raising the POW/MIA Flag on the Government Center grounds during the annual Flag Day celebration on June 14. St. Marys now joins other counties across the state in remembering those who have yet to return home from war by officially flying the flag. Currently it is estimated that about 148 Marylanders remain missing from the Korean War and 25 from the Vietnam War. In all, over 1,600 Americans remain unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. Officially, no one from St. Marys County is classified as missing. Members of Southern Maryland ABATE were given the honor of raising the POW/MIA flag. The group attends many ceremonies across the state to post the POW/MIA flag. They have played an important role in St. Marys Flag Day annual event. This year St. Marys County Government remembers all those who remain missing in action and those who have returned after facing unimaginable hardship as a prisoner of war, said Commissioner president Jack Russell. We proudly join our sister counties in flying the POW/MIA Flag in their honor. The POW/MIA flag will continue to fly at the Government Center until all who are missing have been accounted for.

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Members of Southern Maryland ABATE prepare to raise POW/MIA flag on Government Center flagpole

By Doug Watson Contributing Writer Budds Creek, MD- Severna Park Md.s Kyle Lear scored his first feature win of the season in last Friday nights 20-lap Limited Late Model headliner at Potomac speedway. The win for Lear, the 14th of his Potomac career, made him the fourth different winner in the Limited Late Model ranks at the track this season. Class rookie Jimmy Jesmer Jr. and Kyle Lear shared the front-row for the start of the event. Lear made the most of his good fortune as he shot into the race lead at the drop of the green flag. Fourth-starting Ryan Hackett slid into second on lap-3 and set his sights on Lear. The duo waged a furious battle over the final 17-laps, but Lear would hold tough to score the win. This is a great way to start the weekend. Lear stated in Potomacs victory lane. Our car was pretty good tonight because we were able to run on the top or bottom. Lear stated. It feels pretty good to finally get our first win of the season. Superb track conditions aided in Lears winning run. The track was real racy tonight. Said Lear. Anytime the track has two grooves, as a racer, you have nothing to complain about. Daryl Hills, who

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Lear Breaks the Ice, Scores Potomac First of Friday

Latham Top Dog in Street Stock Challenge
came out of his semi-retirement was third, Tommy Wagner Jr. took fourth with 9th starting Derrick Quade rounding out the top-five. Wagner scored the heat race win. Mike Latham drove a flawless race to score his second win of the season, and 30th of his career, in the 25-lap Potomac/ Winchester challenge event for the Street Stocks. Winchester invaders Craig Parrill and Mike Franklin were the front row for the initial green of the event. Franklin would lead the race for 3-laps before fourthstarting Mike Latham took the top-spot on lap-4. Latham, and eventual runner-up Darren Alvey, raced door-to-door over the next 21-circuits with Latham prevailing at the finish. Franklin held on for third, Parrill was fourth with Barry Williams rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Alvey, Franklin and David Kaiser. Ed Pope Jr. scored his first-career Hobby Stock feature win in the divisions 15-lap feature. Pope started on the pole and would lead the distance, however, he would have to hold of a late race rush from 10th starting Jamie Sutphin to post the win. Jerry Deason was third, Brian Adkins was fourth with Kenny Sutphin completing the top-five. Deason was the heat winner. Mark Pollard became a two-time Potomac winner with his win in the 15-lap UCar feature. Pollard started on the outside of the front-row and would romp home to a relatively easy win. Kevin Pollard came from twelfth to finish in second with Erica Bailey third, Billy Hill fourth and Tom Paddock filling the front five. Heats went to Paddock and Jason Wilkins. Buddy Dunagan scored his first win of the season in the nightcap 15-lap Strictly Stock feature. Dunagan took the race lead from Ray Bucci on lap-4 and would go on take the win by a wide margin over eventual runner-up John Hardesty. JJ Silvious was third, Jimmy Suite took fourth with Johnny Hardesty rounding out the top-five. Ed Pope Sr. scored the heat race win. 1. Kyle Lear 2. Ryan Hackett 3. Daryl Hills 4. Tommy Wagner Jr. 5. Derrick Quade 6. Jimmy Jesmer Jr. 7. Robbie Emory 8. Tyler Emory 9. Dave Adams 10. James Carte 1. Mike Latham 2. Darren Alvey 3. Mike Franklin 4. Craig Parrill 5. Barry Williams 6. Terry Staton 7. Stephen Quade 8. Mike Raleigh 9. Brain Luttrell 10. Bill Pifer 11. Scott Wilson 12. Dickie Tharp 13. Marty Hanbury 14. Mike Grady Jr. 15. Dale Reamy 16. Buddy Wilson 17. Johnny Oliver 18. Frankie Dove 19. Mike Corbin 20. Josh Wilkins (DNS) 21. David Kaiser (DNS) 1. Ed Pope Jr. 2. Jamie Sutphin 3. Jerry Deason 4. Brian Adkins 5. Kenny Sutphin 6. Tommy Randall 7. Jonathon Raley 8. Matt Tarbox 9. Matt Krickbaum 10. Greg Morgan (DNS) 11. Kyle Nelson (DNS) 1. Mark Pollard 2. Kevin Pollard 3. Erica Bailey 4. Billy Hill 5. Tom Paddock 6. David Rhodes 7. Ryan Clement 8. Dylan Alton 9. Max Martin 10. Corey Swaim 11. Sam Raley 12. DJ Powell 13. Cori French 14. Megan Mann 15. Jason Wilkins 16. Mikey Latham 1. Buddy Dunagan 2. John Hardesty 3. JJ Silvious 4. Jimmy Suite 5. Johnny Hardesty 6. Ray Bucci 7. Nabil Guffey 8. Ed Pope Sr. 9. Paul Jones

Hobby Stock feature finish

U-Car feature finish

Limited Late Model feature finish

Strictly Stock feature finish

Street Stock feature finish

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This Friday night, June 21, MIR will host the Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness Series. The Midnight Madness series is a great place to check out street legal drag racing, hang out with your friends, enjoy great food, meet new people, and cruise the pits. You can even enter your own streetcar or street bike into the event for time runs, grudge runs, or trophy racing. Its safe, fun, affordable, and legal. Plus, this Friday night will feature the Outlaw Drag Radial heads-up class. Gates will open at 6:30pm and first round eliminations will start at 10 p.m. for all classes. General Admission for adults is $10, and kids 11 & under are free. Race Entry Fee is only $20. On Saturday, June 22, MIR will host the Speed Unlimited ET series. The event will feature Top E.T., Mod E.T., Motorcycle, Jr. Dragster, and Test & Tune. The Summit Super Series programs will be in effect this Saturday. Gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. with time runs starting at 2 p.m. J/D Eliminations will start at 4pm and eliminations for all other classes start at 6pm. General Admission for adults is $15, and kids 11 & under are free. On Sunday, June 23, MIR hosts the rescheduled 19th annual Big Rig Truck Nationals with a full day of gear jamming, 18-wheelin excitement. This event features a huge custom all-truck show, all truck drag racing, and manufacturers midway. If you love trucks, MIR has them from the smallest pick up to the giant big rigs. Plus witness the Transaurus a car eating, fire-breathing dinosaur! Its a fire show like you have never seen before! You'll also see a huge custom truck show, with hundreds of trucks, and you can enter your own truck, with show classes for every type of truck. Make sure to visit the large truck vendor midway, with special deals on new trucks, used trucks, tires, chrome and custom accessories. The Big Rig Truck Nationals also features all truck drag racing with classes for every type of truck where you can enter your own truck and take a shot at cash purses, with E.T. handicap style racing where anyone can win. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and eliminations will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is $20 and that includes a free pit pass. Children 6 to 11 are $5. For more detailed information on these events call the 24-Hour Dragline Hotline at 301-884-RACE or visit us at

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Issued Marriage Applications for April 2013
April 1, 2013
Deborah Ann Jordan, 53 Lusby, Md Alvin Leroy Guice, Jr. Mechanicsville, Md

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April 8, 2013
Jacqueline Carmel Rivers, 53 Upper Marlboro, Md Joel Deon Burgess, 45 Upper Marlboro, Md Amanda Rae Patterson, 24 Mechanicsville, Md Travis Andrew Belfield, 24 Mechanicsville, Md William David Duncanson, 21 California, Md April Joanna Shew, 20 Baltimore, Md Nakita Laquette Williams, 35 Park Hall, Md Joseph Jeremiah Kelly, Jr., 45 Park Hall, Md Eric Christopher Pulliam, 25 Great Mills, Md Stephanie Lynn Burgess, 29 Great Mills, Md

April 16, 2013

Robert Ernest Bowles, Jr.,, 40 Charlotte Hall, Md Alicia Marie Scott, 38 Charlotte Hall, Md

Hannah Susanne Garland, 23 Mechanicsville, Md Kevin Daniel Johnson, Jr., 21 Mechanicsville, Md Lovine Jeanine Marvin, 24 Lexington Park, Md Vincent William Mikuls, III, 25 Lexington Park, Md Lisa Ann Winger, 56 Prince Frederick, Md Kevin James Orsie, 54 Prince Frederick, Md Melissa Irene Richards, 21 Callaway, Md Gregory Lee Copsey, 23 Callaway, Md

Alissa Marie Bailey, 27 Leonardtown, Md Scott Anthony Xavier, 25 Leonardtown, Md

April 3, 2013
Stephanie Lynn Rand, 25 Waldorf, Md Steven Anthony Lancaster, 24 Waldorf, Md

April 17, 2013

Dale Russell Maxwell, Jr., 29 Mechanicsville, Md Tracy Elizabeth Long, 24 Mechanicsville, Md Tharcie Sharijuana Smith, 34 Lexington Park, Md Joseph Henry Payne, IV, 36 Lexington Park, Md Christopher Shawn Bassford, 26 Charlotte Hall, Md Amanda Lynn Quade, 22 Charlotte Hall, Md Drew Owen Evans, 40 Leonardtown, Md Kristen Nicole Skillin, 37 Leonardtown, Md

April 26, 2013

Katelyn Theresa King, 21 Mechanicsville, Md Anthony Richard Gagliano, 25 Mechanicsville, Md John Kevin Gray, 40 Mechanicsville, Md Shelly Lynn Stuller, 38 Mechanicsville, Md Theresa Ann Tenaglia, 27 Hyattsville, Md Benjamin Andrew Toll, 28 Hyattsville, Md Heath Saad Tabet, 23 Lexington Park, Md Kathryn Lynn McCaffery, 23 Lexington Park, Md Jason Alan Hintze, 31 Waldorf, Md Kelly Lynn Snyder, 31 Waldorf, Md Pamela Nicole Bennett, 21 Leonardtown, Md William John Parsons ,25 Leonardtown, Md Joseph Todd Seward, 18 Great Mills, Md Victoria Hil-Wah Yuen, 20 Leonardtown, Md

April 4, 2013
James Lanelle Nelson, Sr., 57 Great Mills, Md Betty Ann Holley, 52 Lexington Park, Md Renee Michelle Abell 32 Lexington Park, Md Aytan Kurgun 32 Lexington Park, Md

April 22, 2013

Kathryn Susanne Barnes, Bel Air, Md Marshall Michael Motulski, 28 Warwick, Ri Christopher James Adams, 23 California, Md Beverly Lauren Taylor, 23 California, Md Rebecca Guzman Alfaro, 20 Patuxent River, Md Williams Perez, 25 Brooklyn, Ny

April 5, 2013
Crystal Ann Stephens, 27 Great Mills, Md Mark Christopher Ames, 29 Great Mills, Md Glenn Larence Hollander, 30 Leonardtown, Md Maria Christine Sterling, 31 Leonardtown, Md Steve John Newton, 33 Lusby, Md Amanda Lynn Grumbine Lusby, Md Barbara Ellen Spriggs, 52 Lexington Park, Md Charles Francis Means, 36 Lexington Park, Md Angela Noel Watters, 34 Mechanicsville, Md Scott Allen Dorsey, 39 Mechanicsville, Md

April 9, 2013
Ross William Simpson, 33 California, Md Rebecca Lee Ware, 29 Arlington, Va Kevin Scott Haynes, Sr., 46 Avenue, Md Pamela Marlene Simmons, 46 Avenue, Md Carl Edward Williams, III, 24 California, Md Megan Alyse Haynes, 23 California, Md

April 18, 2013

Maureen Elizabeth Carver, 30 Catonsville, Md Edward Joseph Maximo, 34 Baltimore, Md Lauren Yvette Horlock, 28 Mechanicsville, Md John Russell Zimmerman, 31 Mechanicsville, Md Samuel Dean Gafford , 51 Lexington Park, Md Anna Belinda Zeliinski, 38 Lexington Park, Md Reina Aminta Ramos Hernandez, 41 Lexington Park, Md Rodolfo Alcides Barraza Zuniga, 39 Lexington Park, Md Megan Lynn Nueslein, 22 Hollywood, Md Kevin Thomas Fallin, 23 Great Mills, Md

April 23, 2013

Michael Andrew Fee, 26 Severna Park, Md Tiffany Ann Jones, 25 Pasadena, Md Juan Antonio Portillo Merino, 36 Lexington Park, Md Ismelda Marisol Perez Diaz, 31 Lexington Park, Md

April 10, 2013

Kayla Therese Schneider, 24 Leonardtown, Md Jonathan Robert Bagley, 25 Leonardtown, Md

April 29, 2013

Marilyn Georganne Kariean, 27 Gulfport, Ms John Michael Bushea, 31 Norforlk, Va Emily Rose Walter 26 Annapolis, Md Sean Connor Ross 25 Annapolis, Md Trina Lashay Wilson, 29 Patuxent River, Md Decarveus Giovanni Madison, 28 Patuxent River, Md Christopher Logan Firestien, 43 California, Md Elizabeth Ann Kennedy, 48 California, Md Denise Marie Buckley, 25 Callaway, Md Vincent James Pontorno, 25 Callaway, Md

April 11, 2013

Rachel Leann Leslie, 27 LaPlata, Md Megan Rose Gouveia, 24 LaPlata, Md

April 24, 2013

Anthony Michael Skubon, 24 Lexington Park, Md Carolyn Rose Commons, 22 Lexington Park, Md

April 6, 2013
Timothy Charles Ayers, 27 Mechanicsville, Md Kristen Lauren Williams, 26 Mechanicsville, Md

April 12, 2013

Linnea Marie Morgan, 32 LaPlata, Md James Michael Farley, Jr., 36 LaPlata, Md Geoffrey Thomas Eldridge, 34 Lexington Park, Md Katy Michelle Gann, 26 Lexington Park, Md Michael Leslie Snow, Jr., 34 Lexington Park, Md Jennifer Marie Pickard, 33 Lexington Park, Md

April 19, 2013

Alexander Wyndham Brehm, 32 Prince Frederick, Md Elizabeth Noel Monroe, 23 Prince Frederick, Md Bonnie Jean Crigger, 37 Mechanicsville, Md William Francis Ruffner, Jr., 55 Mechanicsville, Md Allison Marie Shafer, 24 Silver Spring, Md Daniel Jonathan Gross, 24 Silver Spring, Md

April 25, 2013

Victoria Lyn Guthrie, 19 Lexington Park, Md Brock Taylor Booth, 21 Lexington Park, Md Theresa Louise Nikolaus, 25 Leonardtown, Md Andrew James Bell, 25 Leonardtown, Md Joshua Paul Bennett, 27 St. Inigoes, Md Amber Christine Riethmuller, 27 St. Inigoes, Md

Michael Stephen McHenry, 27 Lexington Park, Md Bethany Jerrine Dehart, 26 Lexington Park, Md Leanne Inez Serman, 24 Leonardtown, Md Jonathan Howard Mattingly, 24 Leonardtown, Md

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Vestibular Disorders and How They Relate to Balance Good balance requires reliable sensory input from the individuals vestibular system (the balance system of the inner ear). Most people are familiar with the problems associated with the aging of senses such as vision and hearing. However, the vestibular system is another sensory system that can also begin to function poorly with age, leading to a diminished quality of life and poor balance. At this presentation, hosted by the Garvey Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. and presented by Hearing Professionals and Gateau Physical Therapy, participants will learn more about specific vestibular disorders in older adults, precautions, and ways to improve balance. Sign up for this presentation by calling 301.475.4200, ext. 1050. Core and Abs Class on Wednesdays Do you want to strengthen your core muscles to help with lower back pain and maintain posture and balance? Dave Scheible teaches this class on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at Loffler Senior Activity Center.

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You can try it out for free. This class is used in conjunction with a fitness card (fitness cards are $30 and are good for 10 fitness classes.) For more information call 301-7375670, ext. 1658. Asian Culture Presentation On Monday, June 24, from 9:30-11:00 a.m., a presentation on Asian Culture will be held at the Northern Senior Activity Center. Ms. Bobbie Ridley will talk about Asian culture, show slides, Origami demonstrations, and take questions. Egg rolls and puff pastries will be served as a sample food. Call 301-475-4002, ext. 1001 or stop by the front desk to sign-up by noon, Thursday, June 20. MedStar St. Marys Hospital Health Connections Screenings On Friday, June 28, at 1:00 p.m., free Glucometer (glucose testing) and blood pressure checks will be available at the Northern Senior Activity Center. The MedStar St. Marys Hospital Health Connections travel to each Senior Activity Center to offer information and services concerning many health related issues. They will arrive at the Garvey Senior Activity Center at 9 a.m. and the Loffler Senior Activity at 11 a.m., anyone wishing to have their blood pressure and glucose levels checked is welcome to stop by. No appointment necessary. Strength Training on Tuesdays Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Dave Scheible teaches this class designed to increase the strength of your muscles (including your heart) through the use of small weights and your own body weight. Studies have shown that strength training can help to reverse some of the symptoms of aging including bone loss. This class meets at Loffler Senior Activity. For more information call 301-737-5670, ext. 1658 or just stop in. Limitations No More At the Loffler Senior Activity Center we have a practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique, an energy-based self-help technique that has had dramatic results with issues such as pain, fears, stress, weight gain, allergies and so much more. Richele

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McLeod is a registered nurse who continues to study this healing art that is based on the tenets of acupuncture but uses tapping that you do yourself. She will show you how to practice this method on your own for continued improvement. Frequently a person can find relief after only one session. Other issues may require more, but it is something you can continue to do for yourself. Richeles sessions are gentle and are appropriate for anyone. An initial session will last 1 hours, subsequent sessions, (if needed) will be 1 hour. The initial session includes a 30 minute introductory period. If, after that time, you are not already having some relief, you may discontinue the session and will be charged nothing. To continue for the next hour is $45. Richele will be at Loffler Senior Activity Center June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She accepts walk-ins when space is available but appointments take priority. You can schedule a session with her by calling 240-925-4309. For more information call 301-737-5670 ext. 1658

Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-737-5670, ext. 1652; Garvey Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 1050 Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 1001 Visit the Department of Agings website at for the most up-to date information.

Reasons to Include More Dairy in Your Diet

A healthy diet can improve quality of life and reduce a person's risk of developing disease or other negative health conditions. For example, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can boost the immune system and promote cardiovascular health, lowering your risk of heart disease in the process. While the benefits of including fruits and vegetables in your diet are widely known, the medical benefits of dairy are often overlooked. The following are a handful of ways that dairy products like low-fat milk, cottage cheese and yogurt can make a nutritious and beneficial addition to your diet. Dairy packs a protein- and calcium-laden punch. One cup of nonfat yogurt can provide as much as one-third of your daily recommended calcium intake and nearly 20 percent of your daily recommended protein intake. Though dairy products like ice cream don't pack the same nutritious punch as yogurt, healthier fare like reduced-fat cheese and skim milk can go a long way toward meeting your daily intake of protein and calcium. Dairy is a great source of vitamin D. In addition to providing sufficient calcium and protein, dairy also helps men, women and children boost their vitamin D. That's especially important in the winter months when people tend to get less exposure to the sun. Exposure to the sun is a natural way to boost your vitamin D, but the shorter days and colder weather of winter can make it hard to get sufficient vitamin D during that time of year. Dairy products like low-fat milk can boost your vitamin D, which can improve your bone health and, according to recent research, might help reduce your cancer risk. Dairy may help lower your blood pressure. Men and women with high blood pressure might benefit from including more dairy in their diets. In a study of 5,000 adults, Spanish researchers found that those who reported consuming the most low-fat dairy products were more than 50 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who consumed less low-fat dairy. Though researchers are not certain as to the reason behind low-fat dairy products' impact on blood pressure, some theorize that their calcium and protein content are likely behind the benefit. Dairy benefits your bones. Dairy has long been known to improve bone density. But it's not just seniors who benefit from the bone-strengthening impact of dairy. Youngsters who consume dairy can also expect an increase in bone mass, which can make them less susceptible to injuries like broken bones. Seniors who consume dairy to improve their bone density should know that a recent study from researchers at the Institute for Aging Research found that not all dairy products are equal when it comes to improving bone density. While milk and yogurt were linked to higher bone mineral density, dairy products like cream and ice cream contain less protein, calcium and vitamin D and more fat and sugar than yogurt and milk, and these products may actually be associated with lower bone mineral density. Though there are many ways men and women can improve their overall health, it's important to consider the nutritional value of dairy when making any alterations to your diet.

A Journey Through Time

Philip Henry Dorsey, Pt. II
By Linda Reno Contributing Writer Philip Henry Dorsey stayed in California for seven years. Upon his return he settled in St. Marys County. At the time of the 1860 census he was living in Leonardtown. In November 1863 he was elected sheriff and served one term. During his tenure as sheriff, he had a wide variety of issues to deal with. The war was now over and he would have to deal with all criminal activity, some of which had undoubtedly been suppressed with the presence of Federal troops. The August 19, 1865 edition of the Baltimore Sun reported: Homicides in St. Marys County, Md. During the past few weeks, the Negroes in some sections of this county have been making rather a fearful abuse of their enlarged legal privileges, and two homicides and a stabbing affray have been the result. About two weeks since, Adam, formerly a slave to John L. Hebb, Esq., and an inoffensive and well-behaved Negro man, was shot and killed by a Virginia contraband, whilst engaged in the harmless sport of wrestling. The survivor claimed that the shooting was the result of an accident; and in the absence of proof to the contrary, such was the finding of the coroners jury. A few days afterwards, a Negro named Gustavus Langley had a misunderstanding with one of his associates and stabbed and severely wounded


him. The injured party is still in a dangerous condition and doubts are entertained of his recovery. On Saturday night last, a Negro named Somerset Hebb stabbed and instantly killed his brother, in a family broil, to defend his own life, he states, from a murderous attack by the deceased. On December 21, 1865 just a month after his tenure as Sheriff ended, Philip married Ann Annie L. Bryant at Havre de Grace in Harford County. Then in 1873 he was elected as County Commissioner; in 1885 he was appointed postmaster of the St. Clements Bay post office (he resigned in 1887); and in 1891 he was elected as Register of Wills. Life was pretty good for Philip and Annie, at least until the summer of 1895. Luke B. Dorsey was killed by lightning on Tuesday evening while running for cover from a storm with his brother, Phil. H. Dorsey, near Hill Top. Son of Phil. H. Dorsey, Register of Wills. He was about 19 years old. Buried at All Saints Church yesterday afternoon. (The Enterprise, August 31, 1895). Mrs. Philip H. Dorsey d. on the 31st ultimo. Her death is believed to have been influenced by the sudden and unexpected death of her son, Luke B. Dorsey who was killed by lightning on the 29th ultimo. Consort of Philip H. Dorsey. Buried in All Saints burial ground. (The Enterprise, September 7, 1895). Philip Dorsey died October 21, 1899 and is buried at All Saints Episcopal Church beside his wife. He and Annie had eight children, seven of whom lived to adulthoodthe only child they lost in infancy was Alexander Stephens Dorsey, born in 1874; died in 1877.


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Book Review
Nine Years Under by Sheri Booker
c.2013, Gotham Books $26.00 / $27.50 Canada 272 pages
By Terri Schlichenmeyer OW contributor

In Entertainment
One Louder Veras White Sands Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) 9:30 p.m. Kappa and Paul The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) 7:30 p.m. Mike Butler Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina RoadPrince Frederick) 12 p.m. Legends Cryers Back Road Inn (22094 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown) 9 p.m. Price of Freedom Music Fest 7th District Optimist (21804 Colton Point Road, Avenue) 2 p.m. Gracies Guys and Gals 25th Reunion Recital Huntingtown High School (4125 N. Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown) 12 p.m. Rock the Dock, Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa (4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach) 6:30 p.m.

Dave Norris DB McMillans (23415 Three Notch Road, California) 6 p.m. Mike Starkey Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 8:30 p.m. GrooveSpan Duo Montereys Restaurant (11753 Trueman Road, Lusby) 6 p.m. Mixed Business Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 7:30 p.m.

Charles Thompson Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 8:30 p.m. HydraFx ABC Liquors and Lounge (22741 Three Notch RoadCalifornia) 7 p.m. The Piranhas Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 9 p.m. Some Assembly The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) 7:30 p.m. Three Sixty Band Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk) 9 p.m. Bucket List The Blue Dog Saloon and Restaurant(7940 Port Tobacco Road,Port Tobacco) 8 p.m. Angie Miller Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina RoadPrince Frederick) 6 p.m. No Green Jelly Beenz Port Tobacco Marina (7610 Shirley Blvd.,Port Tobacco Village) 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 23
The Piranhas Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 3 p.m. Matt Zimmerman Running Hare Vineyard (150 Adelina RoadPrince Frederick) 1 p.m. Gracies Guys and Gals 25th Reunion Recital Huntingtown High School (4125 N. Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown) 2:30 p.m. Sunday Jazz and Requests Caf des Artistes (41655 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown) 5 p.m.

Monday, June 24
Fair Warning DB McMillans (23415 Three Notch Road, California) 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 22
R and R Train Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) 8:30 p.m. Uncle Steves Band Morris Point Restarant (38869 Morris Point Rd Abell) 6 p.m. Historic St. Marys Beer Festival Historic St. Marys City (18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Marys City) 1 p.m. The Colliders Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) 8 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25
Mason Sebastian DB McMillans (23415 Three Notch Road, California) 5 p.m.

Sitting around all summer wouldve been so wrong. And thats why you found a job that year between classes. No more parental hand-outs, no more wearing clothes your mom bought you, no more borrowing the car. With your own job, you had your own money to buy your own things, maybe help out at home, or sock some away. Finding work, yep, was the right thing to do. For then-15-year-old Sheri Booker, the savings from her very unique job went towards college. In her new memoir, Nine Years Under, she explains why it was a job shed been dying to get. Fifteen-year-old Sheri Booker felt ignored by God. She didnt realize that hospice care was the beginning of the end, so when her Great-GreatAunt Mary died of cancer, Booker was surprised and lost. Growing up in Northeast Baltimore, she had few heroes. Aunt Mary was one of them, but Booker didnt feel like she had permission to mourn. She didnt feel like going to church, either, but her parents insisted. It was there that Booker ran into one of the churchs deacons, Mr. Albert Wylie, who also owned one of Baltimores many AfricanAmerican funeral homes. He didnt ask her how she was handling her loss. Instead, he offered her a job. For four hours a night, a few nights a week, Booker answered the phones and the door at Albert P. Wylie Funeral Home. She thought it might be weird, but it wasnt

it was interesting, and she did her work well. Soon, she was assisting with viewings and she learned her first lesson: never let clients see you cry. But that was difficult. Witnessing the grief of families who lost someone elderly was hard enough. Wylie Funeral Home also did a brisk business with the citys poor, the gang-bangers and drug addicts. Still, it was a job Booker enjoyed and soon, she started doing errands for Mr. Wylie. Then she did paperwork, filing, and bookwork. Eventually, she dressed bodies and assisted as much as she legally could. She became an honorary member of the Wylie family for nine happy years, but in work as in life - all good things must come to an end Looking for something with a great plot? Something different, delightful, but a little dark? Then you need Nine Years Under. With knowledge, a willingness to disclose, and a good amount of humor, author Sheri Booker not only shares the story of her tenure as a funeral home assistant and the duties she assumed, she also gives readers a sense of what goes on behind closed doors there. She weaves this information some of which is graphic in with observations on mourners, neighbors, and the industry as a whole. I loved that Booker finds a certain amount of comedy in death and preparing for its rituals, and her musings on funerals are priceless. This is a wonderful, wonderful book that sounds squirmy, yet is anything but. So grab Nine Years Under because if you think youll like it, youre dead right.

Wednesday, June 26
Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series: Beach Music Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa (4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach) 7 p.m.

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ZUMBA Class PSA Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department Social Hall, 7 p.m. The Mechanicsville Vol. Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is Sponsoring ZUMBA Fitness Classes every Tuesday and Thursday Nights. Classes are $6 each with Punch Cards available for $30. Beginning June 11, 2013 we will have ZUMBA TONING from 6-6:45. Classes are $5 each with punch cards are available for $25. Come Join the Fun! Camp Green Lake St. Marys Public Library, Lexington Park, 2 to 4 p.m. To help maintain their reading skills, kids ages 10 and older can participate in Camp Green Lake, a book group that will meet every Wednesday at Lexington Park branch starting June 19 and ending August 14. This book discussion of Louis Sachars book, Holes, has an interactive twist as the kids will listen to and read along with a librarian, chat about the story, and then participate in activities and crafts.

Friday, June 21
Steak and Shrimp Night American Legion Post 221, located at 21690 Colton Point Rd (Rt. 242), in Avenue, 5 to 8 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to get out and meet people in the community. There are several menu items for the adults and kids to enjoy at a reasonable price. Call 301-769-4569 or visit www.alpost221.webs. com/. SMART Recovery Self-Help Network Meeting Beacon of Hope Recovery and Wellness Center is located in Millison Plaza, Lexington Park, 7 p.m. SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery meetings are free and open to the public self-help meetings for anyone struggling with any type of addictive behavior. Recovery tools based on modern cognitive/behavioral methods as well as insight and support from other group members are a part of the success of the program. A lay facilitator certified in SMART Recovery (a registered trademark of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Self-Help Network, Inc leads groups. For more information, call Laura at 301-997-1300 x 804 or email lauraw@

tion day on Saturday, in Lusby. The event will give Calvert County residents the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous substances free of charge. During the collection day, a licensed contractor will collect household hazardous waste for proper disposal. Collection is limited to Calvert County residents only and proof of residency is required. Waste from commercial businesses is prohibited. This service ensures that Calvert County meets all state and federal requirements with regard to the safe collection of household hazardous waste. Hazardous waste commonly found in the home includes materials such as oilbased paints, gasoline, gas/oil mix, pool chemicals, solvents, fertilizers, prescription drugs, explosives and other items usually labeled with the words TOXIC, DANGER, POISON or WARNING. These items should be separated from regular household trash and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. Latex paint, however, is not hazardous and will not be accepted at the event. Latex paint may be thrown out with regular trash once it has dried. Small amounts of latex paint can be left to dry in an open can. Larger amounts can be combined with oil absorbent, kitty litter or paint hardener until it is hard. County residents may drop off trash, recyclables and certain other materials at customer convenience centers and the Appeal Landfill, including motor oil and oil filters, antifreeze, batteries, cooking oil and various types of light bulbs. Hazardous waste collection days are held four times a year in Calvert County one Saturday in March and September at the Mt. Hope Community Center and one Saturday in June and November at the Appeal Landfill. For more information, call the Calvert County Department of Public Works, Division of Solid Waste, at 410-326-0210 or visit for a full listing of materials accepted

lows our Speaker Series to be free of charge for the general public. Due to limited seating advanced reservations are requested. Please call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation today Vendor Quarter Auction Knights of Columbus Hall, Ridge, 1 p.m. Paddles are $3 each. Items are a bid between $0.25 to a $1. Vendors will be: Celebrating Home, Damsel in Defense, Fibi and Clo, Lia Sophia, Miche, thirty-one, K and K Designs, Scentsy, Tomboy Tools, Mary Kay, Cookie Lee, and Cheeky Sweet Boutique. Food and Drinks will be on Sale along with Baked Goods & a 50/50 Raffle. Annual June Dinner Sacred Heart Church, 23080 Maddox Rd., Bushwood, noon to 4 p.m. Sacred Heart Church in Bushwood will be holding their Annual June Dinner. The menu includes, crab cakes, country ham, fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, green beans, beets, rolls and tea. The cost is $24 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under and $24 for drive-thru carry-outs.

For those new to grant proposal writing or who want to improve their writing, Lexington Park Library is offering a live webinar that will cover the basics of writing a standard proposal as well as tips communicating with funders. The free webinar presented by the Foundation Center will be on June 25 at 1 p.m. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 26
Spirit Night Fundraiser Chick-Fil-A, First Colony Center 45150 First Colony Way California, 5 to 7 p.m. Therell be live Bluegrass Music & raffles in the parking lot. Youre welcome to bring your lawn chairs. A portion of the evenings proceeds go toward the Bluegrass for Hospice-2013, a fundraiser to benefit the Hospice House of St. Marys

Thursday, June 27
Senior Bullying Presentation Lexington Park Adult Community, Lexington Park, 1:30 p.m. Triad/SALT (Seniors & Law Enforcement Together) will be hosting a presentation on Senior Bullying. The presentation engages participants with a working definition of what bullying behaviors are, gives examples of how these behaviors appear in senior living communities, offers strategies for bystanders and those experiencing bullying to address the behaviors, and also provides a dialogue about why bullying might be happening in senior living communities. The presentation is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jennifer Hunt at 301-475-4200 ext. 1073. Concert: Sheltered Turtle St. Marys College of Maryland Campus Center, 6:30 p.m. Sheltered Turtle, a guitar solo act, will perform on the St. Marys College of Maryland Campus Center patio. Sheltered Turtle is an autobiographical, acousticpercussive fingerstyle guitar solo act by multicultural musician Henry Nam. Following in the footsteps of guitarists Michael Hedges, Preston Reed, and Leo Kottke, Nam blends rhythmic chords, pianistic melodies, and heart-pounding percussion parts in his exuberant live performances. His debut release, Runaway Sketchbook (2013), is the first volume of an ambitious, year-long project to record a backlog of four years of original material exclusively in locations that enhance natural acoustics. To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to our Thursday publication.

Monday, June 24
Uncle Pete Concert St. Marys Public Library The popular Professional Performances held on Mondays during the summer will kick off on June 24 with a kids concert by Uncle Pete.Charlotte Hall branchs performance will be held at White Marsh Elementary at 10 a.m., Leonardtowns will be held at Leonardtown Elementary at 12:30 p.m. and Lexington Parks will be at the library at 3 p.m. Uncle Petes performances are made possible by a grant from St. Marys County Art Council and matching funds from Friends of St. Marys County Library. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. Yoga and Expressive Arts Summer Program Joy Lane Healing Center, 9 a.m. Kids will enjoy a combination of yoga and art adventure with time and space to play. Bring your yoga mat if you have one. no yoga or crafting experience necessary Dates June 24-June 28 (5 day morning program) Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. The fee per child is $135, which includes craft supplies. Reservations are required. Ages: 4-7 years Activities: Yoga class, breathing exercises, eco-based art, healthy snack, games, nature walks, journaling, relaxation and more

Sunday, June 23
James Johnston: From Slave Ship to Harvard Historic Sotterley, Inc. P.O. Box 67 Hollywood, Md., 3:00 p.m. Accomplished attorney and journalist James Johnston discusses the true story of six generations of an African-American family in Maryland, the Yarrows and their in-laws the Turners, from arrival on a slave ship in 1752 to Harvard in 1923 to today. A narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings & photographs to court records & oral histories. The Boeing Company sponsors the Sotterley Speaker Series Committed to community support and service, The Boeing Company has been dedicated to promoting education and the arts within the Southern Maryland community. This generous sponsorship al-

Saturday, June 22
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Tuesday, June 25
Grant Proposal Writing St. Marys Public Library, Lexington Park, 1 p.m.


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A book group for kids 10 years and older is meeting on Wednesdays at Lexington Park branch from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids will listen to and read Louis Sachars book, Holes, along with a librarian, chat about the story, and then participate in activities and crafts. Leonardtown branch will offer LEGO Fun on June 21 for kids 3 to 6 years old at 2 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. for ages six and older. LEGO Fun will be held at Charlotte Hall branch on June 28 for ages 3 to 6 year olds at 10:30 a.m. and for ages six and older at 2:30 p.m.

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Performance series. A free performance by a different performer will be held each Monday through July 29. Charlotte Hall branchs performances will be held at White Marsh Elementary at 10 a.m., Leonardtowns will be held at Leonardtown Elementary at 12:30 p.m. and Lexington Parks will be at the library at 3 p.m. Uncle Petes performances are made possible by a grant from St. Marys County Art Council and matching funds from Friends of St. Marys County Library. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. Kids ages 7 to 12 years old will explore and identify various rock types using household items at Rockin Out at Leonardtown branch on June 28 at 10 a.m. This program will be presented by growing STEMS. Registration is required. Starting the week of June 25, kids 4 to 12 years old can stop by and make a craft anytime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Charlotte Hall and Lexington Park libraries on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at Leonardtown library on Tuesdays. A different craft project is planned each week through August 1. Supplies are provided.

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A live webinar presented by the Foundation Center on the basics of writing a standard proposal will be offered at Lexington Park branch on June 25 at 1 p.m. The free webinar will also provide tips on communicating with funders. Registration is required. A kids concert full of dancing, music and laughter will be presented by Uncle Pete on June 24 kicking off the librarys Professional

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Freedom Fest This Sat

By Alex Panos Staff Writer Price of Freedom Music Festival returns to Seventh District this weekend, featuring popular local bands such as Sam Grow Band, No Green Jelly Beenz, Jukebox Thieves and HydraFx. While Sam Grow is the only returning act, Rick Mattingly, the festival chairperson, believes the music will be similar to last years lineup. He is excited for the talent that is coming together Saturday; adding HydraFX does it all, the Beenz know how to get the crowd involved, Sam Grow is starting his country music career and Juke Box Thieves cover a variety of songs and styles. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, Mattingly continued, including southern and classic rock, country music and even hip-hop. Its going to be a big party, he said. The festival also includes a car show this year. All different types of vehicles will be on display, says Mattingly, and prizes will be administered in four different categories trucks, cars, classic cars and a peoples choice award. The festival will raise money for A Community That Shares (ACTS) in order to help provide medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and crutches, to those that would otherwise not have access to it. The equipment would be outrageously expensive, says Mattingly, and the funds help give a wider spectrum of people access to it. The group is adding onto its current building as well, and needs funding to help move forward with the project, says Mattingly. This is the second year the event will be for charity last year money was raised for military veterans. Before the name change, Seventh District use to hold the festival strictly as a social event, known then as the Swamp Romp, and
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featured predominantly bluegrass music. When Mattingly took over as coordinator, he decided to take the event up a notch and make it a charity event. Its the same concept, Mattingly explained of the social atmosphere he has replicated with the new version of the festival, adding his changes have instead been focused on raising money for local charities. Now we try to make it a little more personable. Last year around 600 people showed up for the festival, and this year through additional promotion and word of mouth, Mattingly is hoping for 800 to 1,000 patrons. Im hearing a lot more buzz about it this year than I did last [year], Mattingly said. He is looking forward to the community atmosphere that will be present throughout the day, adding everybody knows everybody in Seventh District. The festival will be held at Seventh District Optimist Field, located just before the fire department and American Legion. The car show kicks off at 11 a.m., and music begins at 2 p.m. Mattingly says the show will wind down around 10 p.m. Tickets are available online for $10, or at the gate on Saturday for $15. Visit or contact Mattingly at 240-538-7920 for more information.
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Local Musician Sam Grow opened for Country Music Stars Lauren Alaina and Joe Nichols this past Sunday at the St. Leonard VFD Concert Series.

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Southern Maryland Music Fest Features Bands, Bars and Poker

Photos by Mike Batson Photography More than a dozen bands took the stage and entertained the crowds during the second Southern Maryland Sun And Music Fest, including Scarletta, left, who closed out the first day of the show, and the Kelly Bell Band, right, who closed out the second day of the festival. The Ruddy Duck, DB McMillians, Montereys Mexican Restaurant, The Greene Turtle, Big Dogs Paradise and DiGiovannis in Solomons hosted after parties.

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MOOve Over Cows Milk

By Debra Meszaros CSN Could which beverage you choose really make a difference in maintaining health? What about alternative milks, are they really better than cows milk? After decades of controversy, its beginning to look like the dairy industries portrayal of cows milk being healthy is gradually deteriorating. Alternative milk products are plentiful in any supermarket; but are they really the better choice? Hands down the winner in the milk department is breast milk. No formula or alternative milk product can compete in the nutrition department. The advantages to making the choice to breast feed your child is enormous. Somewhere in this process the idea arose that humans should consume milk from another animal, and commercial cows milk production was born. In the beginning raw milk was produced; then pasteurized milk, than homogenization was added to the process. Todays milk products are so far removed from nature that any benefits we thought may have originally existed have vanished. It is no longer a living food. Try feeding commercial milk to a baby calf; I think youd be surprised at the results. Drinking cows milk as been a main stay for a very long time; many generations helped shape the way most people view it. What it once was is not what it is today. Sinus issues, ear infections, rashes, and auto immune responses are often linked to milk. Like sugar, cows milk is also a food choice that most people will defend; but there are some very beneficial alternatives to cows milk that one might want to consider. The word milk has a much broader perspective now. The structure of cows milk is intended to support a baby calf that will grow to be 700-1500 lbs, humans are much smaller. The mammal that comes closest to human size would be goat. Goats milk is much closer to human milk in unpasteurized form. Its fat molecules are about one-tenth the size of those in cows milk, which makes it easier to digest. Soy milk gained popularity quickly but is not soy good. Ive yet to understand the practice of infants consuming soy milk. Besides the genetic modification issue, it often contains toxins, has a negative affect on the endocrine and immune systems, and reduces the assimilation of certain nutrients. In infants the phytoestrogens within soy produces tens of thousands times more estrogen compounds than normal. Not too good for hormonal balance. Pre-packaged rice milk contains no enzymes, its protein and nutrients altered, which leaves it to be mainly carbohydrate. It is also moderately inflammatory and contains natural amounts of arsenic. Grain milks are easily digested, low in sugar, usually a complete protein source, and contain fiber and minerals. Almond milk is best, homemade. If you choose to purchase it from your local supermarket, as with any other variety you choose, unsweetened is the way to go. There is a small warning that goes along with consuming almond milk; it is high in Omega 6 fatty acids. It is suggested to balance your omega 6 intake with omega 3, so bring on the fish oil! Hemp, chia, flax, and hazelnut are also good choices for alternative milks with good amounts of nutrition but the king of nuts is coconut. Coconuts are considered a nut but really are a fruit. Coconuts have less sugar and more protein and fat than most fruits; have a high amount of minerals which helps boost hydration. The high fat content of coconut milk has its advantages but like any good thing, over consuming it is not suggested. The practice of rotational dieting again proves the best foundation for building a healthy diet. So next time you reach for that cows milk container, remember there are better choices.
2013 Debra Meszaros All rights reserved; no duplication without permission. DISCLAIMER: When you read through the diet and lifestyle information, you must know that everything within it is forinformational 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.

Oh boy, its the start of birthday week again! My husbands birthday was Tuesday, and mine will be Saturday. I used to get so excited, but now its more of a nice night out to eat dinner though a cookout is fine with me too. My husband gets a double whammy with Fathers Day on Sunday and his birthday two days later every year. His daughter, Michelle, and two of our grandkids, Leigha and Logan took him out for crabs at Seabreeze Restaurant. Not a bad Fathers Day. I took the opportunity while my husband was out having crabs Sunday evening to have a quick bite at somewhere where he normally wouldnt eat. It was another one of those achy days, and I didnt want to cook for myself, so Tidbit and I went to the AJ Hibachi Express in Charlotte Hall near Tequila Grill and Aprils Pool and Spa. I love Japanese cuisine, so this was a treat. The restaurant smelled heavenly when I walked in. I ordered the steak and scallop combination, which comes with a salad, soup and fried rice. I always like the YumYum and ginger dipping sauces. I had an enjoyable time talking to my server Tina, whose husband, Jim, along with his brother, Andy make up the AJ in the name AJ Hibachi. Andy is the sushi master and Jim is the griller. I have yet to try their sushi, but the grilling was perfect. Tina was so kind; we showed each other pictures mine of the grandkids, and she of their 4 month old cute baby. Tina also sent me out with a nice bowl of water for Miss Tidbit, and showed me how to use the chopsticks properly. I finally got it! When I asked her how you can pick up the rice with the chopsticks, and made a comment that this is why she was so thin, she replied, We use a spoon for the rice. Oh, that explains it. Another employee, Ye was ever so attentive; your table is kept picked up and neat. And I think if you ask Tina, she will show you the picture of Jims carved watermelon that looks just like a turtle what a great centerpiece for an event. I was also told that they will be making new, big changes on their menu soon. I cant wait! I must admit, we actually already started birthday week a little early. Saturday night we traveled over to Ingleside Plantation Winery in Leedstown, Virginia for their Dancing under the stars night set in their beautiful courtyard. If you havent been there, it takes about an hour or less to get there from Mechanicsville and you feel like you are really far away. Their courtyard is surrounded by trees and grapevine intertwined with tiny white lights. In the center sits a soothing three tiered fountain with geraniums and violets at the base. I love finding a table near the fountain. On Saturday night, the musical entertainment was provided by the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, and dinner was catered by The Inn at Montross. The meal was absolutely delicious. I am still amazed that my husband agreed so readily to an evening of jazz and big band music. But, once they threw Marvin Gaye and Al Green into the mix he was even happier. We stayed the night in Colonial Beach, and happily awoke to a Fathers Day classic car show. If this was the start of birthday week then I am in excited anticipation for tomorrow and Saturday. Sam Grow, No Green Jelly Beenz here we come!! To each new days adventure, Shelby Please send your comments or ideas to: or find me on facebook: Shelby Oppermann

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