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Camp COPS wrapped up its 17th year at a July 19 graduation ceremony.


Issac Lee practices Tae Kwon Do at the Black Belt Academy of Prince Frederick.

Calvert County native Wilson Parran is ready to get to work with a new position at the Maryland Department of Transportation, the newest in his long line of service oriented work.




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COUNTY NEWS One Less Service Located in Calvert County

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer As of Oct. 1, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Rural Development service office is moving out of Prince Frederick and merging with offices in Upper Marlboro and La Plata. The USDA rural development office once had a presence in every jurisdiction in the state, but that footprint has been steadily shrinking due to budget cuts, said USDA Rural Development Acting State Director Kathy Beisner. The USDA rural development office is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America, according to the rural development website. The offices financial programs support such essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and

telephone service. They promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools in addition to offering technical assistance and information to help improve the effectiveness of agricultural operations. In total, the USDA rural development office has a $181.1 billion portfolio of loans and will administer $38 billion in loans, loan guarantees and grants through their programs in the current fiscal year, according to the website. The office offers more than 40 programs, Beisner said. Despite having a smaller number of offices, the services offered will not decrease. Most business is conducted remotely, through the phone or the Internet. The service requiring the most face to face contact is the single family housing direct home ownership loan program.

Director of Soil Conservation Bill Clark is less optimistic about the change, saying individuals will now have to travel further for the services they need. "It's gonna make it tough," Clark said. He first heard about the move a month ago. Since the early 1990s, soil conservation, the farm agency and the rural development agency were co-located in one USDA service center. The farm service agency was consolidated in August 2012 due to federal budget cuts, according to Beisner. "It was only a matter of time before rural development was cut," Clark said. Services will be split between service centers in Upper Marlboro, located at 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, and La Plata, located at 101 Catalpa Dr.

Huntingtown Road Study Raises Concerns

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Scenarios generated by State Highway Administration representatives raised concerns among the Board of County Commissioners at their July 23 meeting. Commissioner Susan Shaw was especially vocal, asking how plans using roads and right of ways the county doesnt have access to is a viable solution for traffic problems near Cox Road. I dont see how any of this helps safety, she said. During two stakeholder meeting to discuss issues facing the Huntingtown road network, the SHA identified several challenges, including speed, u-turns, medical center improvements and impacts to Thanksgiving Lane and Baptist Church. In 2011, four unsignalized intersections failed, meaning capacity was such that traffic flow was impeded, according to SHA Project Manager Jamaica Arnold. Taking into account a two percent growth rate and new housing developments, SHA projected seven intersections would fail by 2030, with a 50 percent increases in traffic volume. In addition, a signalized intersection would fail by 2030. Solution scenarios included routing traffic onto secondary roads to a signaled turn and shutting down crossovers in favor of routing drivers to u-turns with clear lines of sight. SHA representatives reiterated their scenarios were not actionable recommendations and told the commissioners they would work with the county to find further solutions if the county were to make the road structure in Huntingtown a higher priority in the future. For more information, visit www.

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COUNTY NEWS Flat Rates Under Fire

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After two and a half years, the Chesapeake Beach Town Council adopted a new zoning map at their July 18 meeting. In other news, the council adjusted a proposed animal control ordinance, making allowances for animals commonly kept as pets, such as rabbits, potbelly pigs and pigmy goats. The ordinance is built around the county ordinance, which allows animal control to respond to reports in Chesapeake Beach. Chesapeake Beach citizens are gathering signatures in an effort to repeal a recently passed flat rate. Citizens who believe they signed a petition in error, or who wish to add their name, should have done so in writing by 5:30 p.m. on July 22. Council member Stewart Cumbo expressed concern about having no provision in the town charter allowing names to be removed. Town attorney Elissa Levan said there was no reason community members couldnt withdraw their names if they did so by writing in person. Council member Valarie Beaudin addressed several questions to Mayor Bruce Wahl a series of questions about the petition, the flat rate and the referendum. The flat rate went into effect in July 1, Wahl said. If the petition were successful and the rate structure was negated, the council would have to go back to the drawing board, Wahl said, adding he believes there is enough time to find a solution before the October bills go out. For more information, visit www.chesapeake-beach.

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New Tattoo, Piercing Ordinance Designed to Keep Public Safe

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Maryland is one of only nine states that leave tattoo and piercing ordinances up to individual jurisdictions. Calvert is the third jurisdiction in Maryland to implement an ordinance, said Calvert County Health Officer Laurence Polsky. The new ordinance has two major components, Polsky said. The first was to implement regulations to prevent infections. Sanitation plays a role in safety and the lack of proper attention to it is the reason many home jobs, sometimes done during piercing or tattoo parties, end up infected. Such parties have been "getting out of control," according to Emily Twohig, co-owner of King of the Bay in Solomons. The second component was to implement an age regulation. Before the ordinance was adopted, any age restriction was at the discretion of the tattoo or piercing parlor. The health department has been working on the ordinance for several months, working with the five piercing and tattoo parlors in the county to find wording that worked. A public hearing was held May 21 and the ordinance was adopted at the July 16 Board of County Commissioners meeting. The new regulations are in line with similar ordinances in other states and in line with what King of the Bay is already doing, Twohig said. To see the full text of the ordinance, visit www.

Compensation Review Board to Meet

The Compensation Review Board will meet Monday, July 29, at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse Square Conference Room, lower level, 205 Main Street in Prince Frederick. The board meets to perform those duties set forth at Section 9-405 of the Public Local Laws of Calvert County, including the review of and making recommendations regarding the salaries of Calvert County officials, including members of the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, whose salaries are set through law by the Maryland General Assembly. For more information on the meeting or the Compensation Review Board, contact Lisa Viverette, Executive Administrative Assistant to the County Administrator, at 410-535-1600, ext. 2201, or email viverelm@

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COUNTY NEWS 17th Annual Camp COPS Wraps UP

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer This year marked the 17th annual Camp COPS, offered by the Maryland State Police. Camp COPS was the brainchild of retired sergeant Larry Titus, currently the Community Resources and School Safety Specialist with Calvert County Public Schools. The campers split into four teams, each led by a law enforcement employee, according to Maryland State Police sergeant Bruce Bevard. Teams rotate through stations during the day, then listen to a presenter before going home for the day. The camp is always the third full week in July, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp is completely free for campers, who are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Sponsors and donors pay for the camp, Bevard said. "This is absolutely a team effort," Titus said during the July 19 camp graduation ceremony. The camp is open to students in fifth through eighth grade, and any student who attends the camp

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three years as a camper can apply to be a summer helper. One volunteer started as a camper 16 years ago and is now one of the four team leaders. This year's camp was held during the hottest week of the summer, with temperatures in the 90s every day. They started with 110 campers and ended with 108, said lieutenant Randy Stephens during his speech at the graduation.

Campers line up for the graduation ceremony.

Parents, police and campers gather on the last day of Camp COPS.

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Theft of Motor Vehicle Case #13-41842: One adult male and three juveniles were charged with motor vehicle theft on July 15. Dep. Y. Bortchevsky responded to the area of Friendship Road near Lake Shore Drive in Rose Haven at 2:26 a.m. for the report of a vehicle crash involving a car stolen out Broadwater of North Beach. Upon arrival, Bortchevsky contacted an Anne Arundel County Police Officer and the occupants of the vehicle. It was determined that the four occupants found the car unlocked with the keys inside and stole the car shortly before the crash. They traveled into Anne Arundel County where the driver apparently failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a fence. The front passenger, a sixteen-year-old female from Odenton, was injured and flown to the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center. The driver, later identified as Daniel Tyler Broadwater, 18 of North Beach, fled the scene on foot prior to Bortchevskys arrival. Broadwater was located at home and arrested. The two rear seat passengers are reported to be one sixteen and one seventeen year old, both female, of Odenton. Destruction of Property Case #13-41879: Someone caused $1500 in damage to two vehicles overnight between July 14 and 15. The cars were parked outside a home in the 3900 block of 5th Street in North Beach when someone scratched the hoods and doors. DFC J. Norton is investigating. Burglary Case #13-41909: A home in the 300 block of West Avenue in Prince Frederick was burglarized and $19,000 in damage was done inside to drywall, appliances and countertops. It is unknown when the destruction occurred. Dep. N. Lenharr is investigating. Burglary Case #13-41964: Sometime between July 12 and 15, unknown suspect(s) broke into a home in the 2100 block of Oliver Drive in Prince Frederick. Nothing was stolen. Dep. W. Beisel is continuing the investigation.

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Sheriffs Blotter

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

During the week of July 15 through July 21 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriffs Office responded to 1,621 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriffs Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
Unauthorized Use of Vehicle Case #13-42142: A sixteen-year-old male of Lusby was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license when he took his fathers vehicle without his permission. The juvenile took the car on July 16 at 10:09 a.m. and lost control of the vehicle shortly afterward, striking a boat on a trailer in front of a home on Big Bear Lane in Lusby. The boat slid off the trailer and landed upside down on the roadway. No one was injured but damage is estimated at $500. Dep. G. Gott charged the youth and released him to his father. Burglary Case #13-42333: On July 17 at 1:55 a.m. DFC M. Velasquez responded to the Calypso Bay Restaurant in Solomons for the report of a burglary that occurred between 11:00 p.m. on July 16 and 1:45 a.m. July 17. A suspect was developed and Velasquez arrested Groomes Joseph Michael Groomes, 45 of Riverdale, and charged him with burglary and theft. CDS Violation Case #13-42539: On July 18 at 12:41 a.m. DFC M. Quinn conducted a patrol check in the Ferry Landing Woods area of Dunkirk. She observed a small group of people gathered in the cul de sac and made contact with them. All subjects were under the age of 21 and Quinn could see a Schneider gallon bottle of whiskey on the ground. Also observed was drug paraphernalia. Thomas Michael Schneider, 18 of Owings, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, and three counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal grinder, a digital scale and a brass pipe. A second suspect, Jacob Mitchel Horn, also 18 of Owings, was issued a civil citation for possession of alcohol under the age of 21. Theft from Vehicles Case #13-42599: A victim in the 5800 block of Hickory Road in St. Leonard reported to DFC J. Bell that on July 16 between midnight and 4:00 a.m. someone entered two unlocked vehicles parked in her driveway and stole $475 worth of property to include a Garmin GPS and two pair of sunglasses. The investigation is continuing. CDS Violation Case #13-42732: On July 18 at 8:10 p.m. DFC P. Wood arrested three hotel patrons of the Super 8 in Prince Frederick for drug possession. Wood responded to the hotel for a report of drug activity. After making contact with the three subjects he found them to be in possession of drugs implements and suspected drugs. John W. Mattia, 33, of Hughesville and Jonathan M. Richardson, 23, of Great Mills, were each charged with possession of Oxycodone and possession of controlled paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe. Mattia was also charged with false statement to a police officer for providing a false name. Tavanne D. Thomas, 51 of Prince Frederick, was charged with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a glass smoking device. ject, identified as Patricia Campion Mezzack, 58 of Hyattsville, who appeared extremely intoxicated. Mezzack was asked to leave by Robshaw but she argued with him and refused to leave. She was arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order. Disorderly Conduct Case #13-42987: On July 19 at 11:00 p.m. Dep. C. Ward observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Md. Rt. 260 near Mt. Harmony Road in Owings directly into on-coming eastbound traffic. The vehicle locked its brakes in front of a vehicle barely missing a head-on collision. A man jumped from Browne the vehicle and started banging on the windows of the other cars yelling at the drivers. Ward caught up to him and the man got down on the ground and put his hands behind his back. Ward placed the man in custody for disorderly conduct and placed him in his patrol vehicle. The man advised his name was Scott Jesse Browne, 49 of Chesapeake Beach. Browne appeared to have just been released from a hospital but refused to answer questions. Browne was charged with disorderly conduct and willfully obstructing free passage of another as well as several traffic violations. Burglary Case #13-43125: A home in the 5000 block of Garrison Street in St. Leonard was burglarized sometime between July 3 and 20. One hundred dollars in coins was stolen. Dep. G. Gott is investigating. Theft Cases #13-43331 and #13-43335: Two victims on Old Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach advised DFC N. Funchion that between July 17 and 21, someone syphoned gasoline out of their vehicles. One victim further advised that a five gallon plastic gas can was stolen off his front porch. Approximately 20 gallons was stolen out of each vehicle. The investigation is continuing.




Failure to Obey a Lawful Order Case #13-42740: On July 18 at 9:19 p.m. DFC M. Robshaw responded to the Rod N Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach for the report of an intoxicated subject refusing the leave the premises after being asked by employees to do so. Robshaw made contact with the subMezzack

Maryland State Police Blotter Calvert

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Possession of Marijuana: On July 16 at 2:40 p.m. Trooper Palumbo stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on 26th St. at Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. During a search of the vehicle, Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located. Paul M. Holland, 53 of Chesapeake Beach, was transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. Theft from Vehicle: On July 16 at 2:53 p.m., Corporal Van Bennekum received a report of a stolen registration tab. The victim reported that the year sticker was stolen from the vehicles rear registration plate while it was parked at the Safeway in Prince Frederick. Theft: On July 17 at 2:15 a.m., Trooper First Class West stopped a vehicle on Rt. 231 at Skipjack Rd. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. A computer check revealed that the Delaware registration plate displayed actually belonged on a different vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the year sticker on the tag was stolen. Jennifer L. Graham, 34 of Bushwood, and the Anthony M. Paolini, Jr., 30 of Waldorf, were arrested and taken to the MSP Barrack for processing. They were both issued criminal citations for theft. Theft from Vehicle: On July 17 at 10:47 a.m., Corporal Van Bennekum received a report of a stolen registration tab. The year registration tab was stolen from the victims rear registration plate while it was parked at a residence on Central Drive in Prince Frederick. Theft from Vehicle: On July 17 at 3:46 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes responded to the 3100 block of Zacks Place in Huntingtown for a reported theft. The victims unlocked vehicle was entered during the overnight hours and several Redbox movies were stolen. Investigation continues. Possession of PCP & Marijuana: On July 21 at 4 a.m., Trooper Oles responded to the area of Catalina Drive and Moravia Rd. in Lusby for a check welfare call. Information provided stated there was an individual passed out in the grass next to the roadway. While enroute, dispatch advised that the suspect was now walking aimlessly in the center of the street. Upon arrival several citizens in the area were pointing to the suspect indicating he was the individual that Tpr. Oles was looking for. Charles H. Darby, 28 of Lusby, appeared to be intoxicated and did not respond to initial inquires. While trying to identify Darby, Tpr. Oles located marijuana in Darbys pocket. The marijuana also was emitting the strong odor of PCP. Darby was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Investigative Team Blotter

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


During the months of May, June and July of this year the Calvert County Sheriffs Office received numerous reports of thefts from vehicles and burglaries in the areas of Calvert Beach and Long Beach in St. Leonard. Detectives from the Calvert Investigative Team developed Lucas Andrew Johns, 28 of St. Leonard as the suspect responsible for the rash of thefts and subsequently arrested Johns on July 12. He has been charged with first degree burglary, fourth degree burglary, theft less than $100 and two counts of malicious destruction of property. This investigation is continuing with additional charges anticipated. Contact Det. Mudd of C.I.T. at 410-535-1600, extension 2469 if you have any additional information about this case. Or, you can provide information anonymously through the Calvert County Crime Solvers Tip Line by calling 410-535-2880. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip online. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.

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Cooking with Confidence

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer There is a long time idiom that claims, the apple does not fall too far from the tree. As a child, No Thyme to Cook owner and chef Gwyn Novak would have resented that statement. Kids will listen to everyone but their parents, she said. Because her mother was a home economics teacher for 30 years, growing up, Novak had no interest in cooking. However, while studying in college for a major she had no interest in and working at William-Sonoma and enjoying herself there, Novak decided to give culinary arts a chance, and in 1999 No Thyme to Cook was born. It actually started out as a personal chef business, Novak said. After following that model for a while, Novak chose to pursue something smaller, and started teaching cooking classes in December of 2012. Ive finally found my niche, No vak said of teaching. No Thyme to Cook holds several classes during the week including vegan and vegetarian dishes, a couples cooking class, and even a college 101 class called Cooking for College. Its basic dishes that can be done in a dorm room, Novak said, All you need is a mini-fridge, a microwave and a blender. In addition to that, Novak holds Hook to Cook classes where the morning is spent on a boat in Drum Point and

Playful Paws Pet Sitting

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Playful Paws Pet Sitting is a new family business, owned and operated by father-daughter duo Bill Garris and Heather Heath. The business was founded in May of 2013 and operates as a drop-in service for pet owners in both Calvert and Anne Arundel County. The business started as a way to combat the need found in both areas, especially after it was noted that a former pet sitting business was moving out of the area. Once Garris retired and had more time to devote to another activity. Playful Paws Pet Sitting was formed. Playful Paws services as both an over night stay with animals and house checkins. They have a flat rate charge of $20 per day of service ($50 per overnight) and will not only watch pets but also bring in mail, water plants, turn lights on and off and walk and play with animals. The duo is also in the process of getting their certification for animal CPR and medicine administration. Each service starts with a pre-screening of the animals they are set to watch, where the needs of the animals and the house, the dispositions of the animals, and the amount of time scheduled are discussed. Playful Paws Pet sitting is set to be an on-going business for vacationers as well as owners, which have consuming schedules where time may be an issue. There is no limit on the number of animals watched by Playful Paws, and they are willing to pet-sit birds, cats, and other small animals as well as dogs. Its something we both enjoy, Heath said, We just love animals. While business is normally picked up from word of mouth throughout the community, to contact Playful Paws Pet sitting call 443-624-8690, or email

students harvest what they are going to prepare. Its about rockfish and crab season now, Novak said. After their time on the water, Novak shows how to clean what was caught, and how to cook it. No Thyme to Cook stresses the importance of locally grown foods. The more local foods you can find, the better its going to taste, she said. In August, Novak is running a summer cooking camp for kids ages seven to 12. Dont worry, she said, no sharp knives or hot surfaces. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the class, but Novak feels if kids have a hand in actually making it [food] theres a greater chance theyll actually eat it. The camp runs for a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes field trips, Novak said. During the week, the kids will head to a local farm, to find out where bacon and eggs actually come from, as well as grocery stores to learn about comparative shopping. Towards the end of the camp, the children will get the chance to prepare food for a homeless shelter and also create a finale luncheon for their parents on the last day. Novak believes that her business is definitely growing, she now hosts inhome private classes, food allergy warning classes and classes on good pro-biotic health. For more information on No Thyme To Cook or to sign up for a class, visit or call 443-624-5048.

JoAnn Fabric Coming Soon

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Craftspeople will soon have a new location to get materials, from scrapbooking paper to cloth and yarn of all varieties. The Prince Frederick branch of JoAnn Fabrics is set to open at the end of the year, according to spokesman Joe Adams. More specific information re garding the store's opening will be available in the coming weeks as plans are finalized, he said in an e-mail. The new Jo-Ann store will offer the Prince Frederick community a large assortment of crafting, floral, seasonal accessories, finished homedecor items, and an expansive selection of fabrics for apparel, crafting and home decorating, Adams said.
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Combining our merchandise assortment with all of the how-to sheets and inspiration we offer in-store, the new Jo-Ann will serve as one-stop creative destination for sewing and crafting enthusiasts in Prince Frederick. Jo-Ann Fabrics operates more than 800 stores in 49 states, Hawaii being the exclusion. Currently, there are 16 Jo-Ann stores in Maryland. A new location in Wheaton, set to open in October, and the Prince Frederick store later will bring the total to 18. For more information, visit www.

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Rocking Out Through the Summer

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Its like an instrument petting zoo on steroids, said CEO and Garrett Music Academy Dean of Students Nicholas Garrett of the academys summer camps. The teachers at Garrett Music Academy in Owings provide lessons throughout the summer for singers and performers. Were open all year, Garrett said. The academy hosts several camps throughout the summer, and Garrett helps educate and expose the children in the camps to several different aspects of music during that time. In fact, most of the teaching staff at the Garrett Music Academy is active during the summer. The staff treats the camps as a less structured class. While there is still a syllabus and curriculum that keeps the camps on track, there is a more free-forall attitude during the summer. We have the freedom to talk about what worked last year and what didnt, Garrett said, and from there, things are adjusted to fit the needs of the students. The summer camps have a balance of education and activities where students can apply the things theyve learned in school to real life. During the academys Making The Band camp, staff and students alike worked hard to take kids ages 10 to 17 and turn them into rock stars. For two weeks, four to six bands are paired with a producer and learn stage presence, performance, marketing and their own look. At the end of the two weeks, the bands compete against each other in front of 200 to 300 people, plus a panel of celebrity judges that analyze their performance. The winners get the opportunity to record a music demo. What they learn in these lessons is

about 10 times harder than just playing a song, Garrett said. Campers may use instruments they havent played before, and some are more comfortable on stage than others, but they make it work, Garrett said. For younger students, the Garrett Music Academy offers Camp Discovery for ages five to nine, where students are really exposed to music for the first time. In the camp, kids learn about music appreciation, music history and get instrumental exposure. The camp is designed to put students on a pathway and encourage them to pursue some sort of music in the future, Garrett said. Because this marks the ten-year an-

niversary of the Garrett Music Academy, the summer camp received special treats for their work in the form of celebrity mentors such as Anthony Wellington, Sam Grow, and others. That was really cool, we might do that again, Garrett said. The academy evaluated their role in the community as a whole and made upgrades to their facility and the technology they use. They wanted to rejoin the rest of the world, Garrett said. For more information on the Garrett Music Academy, or to register for a camp, visit www.garrettmusicacademy. com or call 410-286-5505

Summer Camp Offers Opportunity for Martial Arts

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Summer camps through the Black Belt Academy offer an opportunity for students to get out and be active during the summer while learning the basics of Tae Kwon Do and traditional martial arts weaponry. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., with the school opening at 6:30 a.m. for those students who need to be dropped off earlier. Camps are offered on a week to week basis for children between 5 and 13 years of age. Students receive training in Tae Kwon Do and are exposed to games and drills to develop speed, stamina, and technique. Students learn the basics of rolling, falling and work with nunchaka and sword. Field trips are a central portion of the camps, with regular trips to the pool and to the library to learn about the history of martial arts, according to the Prince Frederick Black Belt Academys head instructor Kyle Webber. Campers often get hooked and come back for classes, Webber said. There are seven Black Belt Academy branches throughout Southern Maryland two in Calvert County, three in St. Marys County and two in Charles County, Webber said. Each academy has similar methods because the same master taught each head instructor, Webber said, and all have hosted a similar camp at one point. Camps are designed to improve technique, build self-confidence and teach self-discipline, all while having a good time, Webber said. The most rewarding part of teaching camps is helping non-athletic children find something they can participate in. Unlike team sports, students can learn at their own pace with Tae Kwon Do without worrying about getting time in the game. For more information, visit www.

Basic schedule of the session: Monday - Basic Rolling, Tae Kwon Do and Weapons Training Tuesday - Library Field trip, Martial Arts History Training and Tae Kwon Do Wednesday - Intermediate Rolling and Falling training, Tae Kwon Do and Weapons Thursday - Water-park/pool trip, aquatic stretching instruction Friday - Review of all techniques, Tae Kwon Do and Ice Cream Party

Kyle Webber helps Issac Lee with his gear.

Issac Lee is ready to rock.


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Calvert Sees Increase in Bus Camera Access Requests

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer School administrators are taking full advantage of their ability to quickly retrieve footage from school busses to use during incident investigations. Calvert County Public Schools followed Charles and St. Marys counties in the fall of 2010 by installing cameras on all their busses. There are two types of systems in Calverts busses a three camera and a four camera system. The majority have three cameras one mounted on the bulkhead facing down the aisle, one over the drivers head facing down the stairwell and a third in the middle of the bus, facing down the back half of the vehicle. On the 10 busses that have it, a fourth camera is mounted over the emergency exit, focused on the last four rows of seats. Cameras record to a hard drive on the bus and cannot be accessed remotely. To review video, the hard drive has to be physically plugged into a computer. The cameras record six to eight days of footage, depending on how much time the bus spends on the road, Cassidy said. Once the hard drive is full, the system begins taping over old footage. The department of transportation is applying for grant money through MABE (Maryland Association of Boards of Education) to outfit another 10 busses with a four-camera system. They would install the newer systems on the newest busses, moving the three camera systems on spare busses. Because busses are lasting longer the Department of Transportation prefers to put the newest system on the newest busses, Cassidy said. Cameras are helpful because newer busses have higher seatbacks. Higher seatbacks help protect students in case of an accident, but it makes it more difficult for drivers to see the students. This is where cameras can help. Cameras are not meant to only catch students misbehaving on the bus, Cassidy said. More often, they catch someone doing something right or prove filed complaints to be unfounded. Cameras are not meant to only catch students misbehaving on the bus, Cassidy said. More often, they catch someone doing something right or prove filed complaints to be unfounded. A year and a half ago, the Department of Transportation piloted a project at five schools, giving each of them a blank hard drive so principals and vice principals could obtain videos themselves, instead of having to wait for the Department of Transportation staff to retrieve the recording and deliver the recording to the school. This practice drastically cut the time it took to get materials for inquiries, Cassidy said. The 20122013 school year was the first year every school had blank hard drives. Now, principals can call the Department of Transportation, who calls the bus owner and the school can swap out the hard drive the same day, cutting down the time it takes to review footage and take appropriate action. The county uses 25 bus contractors who serve between one and 13 contracts, but who collectively own over 200 busses. For more information, visit www.calvertnet.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013


Be the Change
Wilson Parran Gives Back to the Community
By Sarah Miller Staff Writer When Wilson Parran left high school, he had nothing. His mother gave him $20 so he could take a bus to the Washington, D.C. metro area and apply for a job with AT&T. He got the job and, more than 45 years later, he is still building on that foundation. You have to recognize that whatever happens, you didnt do it by yourself, Parran said, adding if someone manages to do something completely on their own they must be a miracle worker. Parrans favorite quote is by Mahatma Gandhi - you must be the change you wish to see in the world. This is something he told his sons several times as they grew up, and a motto he strives to live by. Parran was named DNRs Assistant Secretary for Mission Support in March 2011, after serving twice as the agencys Chief of Information Technology, a position he also held with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections, and Calvert County. Before coming to government service, Wilson was Vice President of Corporate Systems at Bell Atlantic, and later, President and Chief Information Officer of Frontier Information Technologies, a subsidiary of Frontier Communications. Recently, Parran accepted a position as the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) deputy secretary of administration and operations. As one of two deputy secretaries for MDOT, Parran will oversee the assistant secretary of administration and reporting offices, human resources, procurement, transportation technology services and finance. Parran will manage revenues from the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, which will total approximately $4.4 billion in the next six years with roughly 57,000 jobs created. Southern Maryland has already seen some of those funds, Parran said, in the $20 million that was allocated for the study of a replacement or enhancement for the Thomas Johnson Bridge. Parran will work under Transportation Secretary Jim Smith, an individual Parran has worked with in the past in the Maryland Association of Counties (MACO). The mens past history together was what prompted Smith to offer Parran the position and Parran to accept, he said. MDOT is a unique entity, Parran said. Few states have a transportation authority that covers, cars, roads, the port authority, airports and all other types of movement. Parran served in the Air Force from 1969 to 1973, serving as an airborne navigational and radar equipment repairperson. Parrans resume is long and involved. He was a member of the Board of Education from 1980 to 1986, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse from 1997 to 2005. He won a seat as a Calvert County Commissioner in 2002, serving as its president from 2006 to 2010. He is the only person in the State of Maryland to serve as President of the Maryland Association of Board of Education, President of the Maryland State Board of Education and President of MACO. He currently serves on the Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plan Board, the Financial Education and Capability Commission, the American Chestnut Land Trust Board, and the Calvert County Redistricting Committee. He plans to join the Project ECHO board in October. He and his wife recently began attending Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Prince Fredrick and, almost immediately, was asked to help with their technology base. When looking at groups that request he work with them, Parran studies their mission and whether he believes he can add value to the cause. He works well with budgets and steering organizations to better manage money and grants. Additionally, he makes sure it doesnt conflict with other activities, from both a time and a mission standpoint. Parran received his Associates degree in Computer Science from Prince George's Community College, his bachelors degree in Organizational Management from Columbia Union College and his masters degree in Information Systems from The George Washington University. Technology has been a lifelong inter-

Wilson Parran

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Life is about choices. The choices you make will determine whether you are successful or not. -Wilson Parran

est for Parran. He is curious about tools to get jobs done easier and more efficiently, and he enjoys math and technological toys. He is a graduate of the Academy for Excellence in Local Government as well as the County Leadership Institute at New York University Roger F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Leadership Maryland Class of 1999 and Leadership Southern Maryland Class of 2009. Wilson and his wife, Deborah, have two sons - Dr. Damani Parran and Khalil Parran, and five grandchildren - Bria, Fraser, Sanaa, Jasmine and Khalil, Jr. A sixth grandchild is due in two weeks, Parran said. Parran and Deborah will cel-

ebrate their 40th anniversary this month. In order to spend more time with his growing family, Parran limits himself to three or four volunteer activities simultaneously, in addition to his full time job. His advice to the next generation? Be involved. Life is about choices, Parran said. The choices you make will determine whether you are successful or not. Consider your community, career, spiritual guidance and family when making your choices. Plan to make a difference. Prepare for what you like to do to be a productive member of society.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Thursday, July 25, 2013


An Open Letter to Dr. Jack Smith

When I learned of your decision to resign your position as Superintendent of Public Schools, my initial reaction was one of extreme displeasure. Anyone in a position of authority, after all, is going to be put in a position of making decisions not everyone agrees with.(Yes, I refer specifically now to the incident involving the cap pistol) To acquiesce cow tow, really- to a handful of parents, regardless of their standing in the community, seemed to me a total abdication of that authority. I drew mental comparisons to Gary Cooper leaving town in High Noon, following the gunfight or Clint Eastwood tossing his shield into San Francisco bay at the end of Dirty Harry. I found some measure of satisfaction in an expression which became popular around the time a number of police officers resigned from the department in disgust following the Supreme Courts Miranda decision, The community gets the police force it deserves. Imagine my surprise a few days later when I opened my paper to read that the Director of Calvert Public Schools, Marjorie Zimmermann, had put in her last day. While your own departure was bathed in the kind of fanfare generally reserved for a retiring four-star general, this milestone capping Mrs. Zimmermanns long tenure with the county went unhealed and all but unnoticed by the school district. If an all-expense-paid dinner at a local restaurant is how you choose to cap this milestone in the retiring Adult Education Coordinators career, then perhaps your decision to move elsewhere in your career is just as well. Calverts loss will be Annapolis gain. Edward C. Davenport Drum Point, Md.


Sign Up For Calvert County Alerts

By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner, District 2
Calvert County government changed emergency notification providers on July 4, 2013. Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with the Code Red emergency calls you would receive on your landline phone notifying you of an emergency, a water or sewerage outage, or some other important and timely communication that pertained to your area, such as a missing person. Many of you may have gone to the County website and signed up to receive the alerts on your cell phone. That Code Red System NO LONGER WORKS! You must sign up for the new Calvert County ALERT system. As the tagline says, If we cant reach you, we cant ALERT you. You can do it online by going to the Calvert County website (www. , looking in the lower left corner of the home page screen and clicking on the Emergency Alerts heading. The sign up box tells you that you can Receive emergency and non-emergencyalertsby signing upwith Calvert County ALERT. This system enablesCalvert Countyto provide you with critical information quicklyfor a variety of situations such as, severe weather, evacuations, law enforcement notifications, missing persons and water and sewer updates. If you prefer to sign-up by phone, you can also call 410-535-1600 ext. 2638. While citizens listed in the countys 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by landline, I am aware that many of you do not monitor your landline phones often, relying on your cell phones. The good news about enrolling in the new Calvert County ALERT system is that you can customize where you want to receive your emergency notifications, how you want to receive the breaking information, such as by text, email, fax along with or instead of a phone or cell phone, and precisely what information you wish to receive. In the past, the County decided what news was worthy of sending to you. Now, you will determine what news you want to receive. When I went to the ALERT system to sign up, I was amazed at the plethora of choices for which I could subscribe at no charge. You can even choose to receive the notifications for a variety of locations. Because it is a portal system, you can change your choices at any time by logging on 24/7. Do you want to be notified of flash flooding? Severe thunderstorms? Water and sewer outages? Marine warnings? Hurricane watches? Tropical Storm warnings? Missing persons? Law enforcement actions in your neighborhood? Do you have special needs? Does your business have special needs? Do you want to volunteer in an emergency? Calvert County ALERT allows county agencies to better communicate with thousands of residents and businesses within minutes in the event of an emergency. Please take advantage of this highly customized new method for getting the breaking information you want to have. Also, please help spread the word to those who may not be aware, but who may need the information the most. Timely information can help you to be better prepared!

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Calvert Commissioners Refuse Smoking Ban at County Parks

As you recall, I wrote a letter titled, Ban Smoking at Calvert County Parks, which appeared in the May 16th edition of The Calvert Gazette. There, I explained from a medical standpoint why a 100% No Smoking Policy was necessary at Calvert County Parks, and identified numerous professional and undergraduate sports arenas that have imposed outright smoking bans because of the dangers of secondhand smoke. The Calvert County Commissioners response to my letter reads: Thank you for your correspondence bringing the smoking issue in County parks to our attention. On June 4, 2013, we directed staff to place signs in all parks requesting that smokers be courteous and smoke only in parking areas. It is our hope that these signs will bring the issue to the attention of smokers and that they will respond in a responsible and courteous manner. Additional no smoking signs will be placed where people congregate. The signs have been ordered and will be installed by the Division of Parks and Recreation as soon as they are received. To my utter dismay and disgust, the Commissioners have refused to impose an outright ban on smoking at Calvert County Parks. Instead, the Commissioners have simply asked that smokers be courteous while smoking. In so doing, the Commissioners have shirked their duties as stewards of our Public Recreational Parks whose responsibility it is to protect residents, employees, visitors, and our children from unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke. The Commissioners decision to in essence condone smoking, albeit courteous smoking, at our Parks continues to unfairly subject our children to unwanted secondhand smoke. This is unacceptable, particularly in light of the undisputed medical evidence that secondhand smoke kills. There is absolutely no reason why our Commissioners do not implement a 100% No Smoking Policy in all Calvert County Parks. I implore each of you to reach out to our Commissioners and demand that a 100% No Smoking Policy be implemented at our Parks, via email or by phone 410-535-2160. Beth M. Bubser Dunkirk, Md.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Poker in Drum Point

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer For the past 18 years, the SYB Optimist Club of Lusby has strived to make sports fun and safe for the children of the community and the purpose of Optimist International is to bring out the best in children in order to make future leaders. While the goal of both of these organizations is to better the community, they are completely non-profit and unfunded. As a result, they rely on the donations and support of people in the community who have similar ideas and goals as they do. William Burns and Tom Kimble, both members of Optimist International and part of the SYB baseball program, decided that there was something they could do in order to give back to the community. By holding Sunday Texas Holdem nights in Drum Point, Burns and Kimble raise money needed to support SYB in not just baseball, but several other programs they need including football, cheerleading and lacrosse. Players are always needed, Kimble said about SYB. He sees the Texas Holdem nights as his to donate money back to his local youth club. Kimble and Burns started Drum Point Sunday Texas Holdem back in April. Were committed to it for at least one year, Kimble said. We enjoy doing it anyway, he added. The idea for poker came easily to the duo, as they both played in St. Marys county for fun. There are animate Texas Holdem players down there, Kimble said. Adding that more people from St. Marys county come to their Texas

Holdem nights than locals do. Part of the reason that they chose to hold Texas Holdem nights rather than other types of fund raisers, was that there was no one else doing it in the area, Kimble said. To participate in the Drum Point Sunday Texas Holdem nights there is a $60 buy in per person. Of that money, $40 goes back in the pot to the players each night. With the money left over, rent for use of the clubhouse is paid, and the rest of the money goes directly to SYB. We dont make money at all, Kimble said. Burns and Kimbles Texas Holdem nights also do something that other Texas Holdem halls may not. We offer a five dollar bounty chip, Kimble explained, for each time you knock someone out of the game. There is a growing clientele for the Texas Holdem nights in Drum Point, starting out with eight people at their first event, Kimble and Burns are now running three tables. They feel as though the turnout would be more if the local community in Calvert County would come out as well. You just have to want to play, Kimble said. The Drum Point Sunday Texas Holdem events are held every other Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Drum Point Clubhouse in Lusby. There is a no-limit bounty on those nights. The number of players per night determines payouts. There is an age requirement of at least 21 to enter the games. For more information, contact William Burns at willb4026@comcast. net or Tom Kimble at 443-624-0072


Senior Citizen News

Elder Abuse Awareness Join us for a panel discussion at Protecting Our Seniors, Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. 12 noon. Topics discussed will include elder abuse, fraud, scams education and how to protect yourself, a family member or a neighbor. The session is free and includes continental breakfast and giveaways. For more information call the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) MEAP assists eligible individuals and families with a one-time-per-year grant to help pay heating and electric bills. Grants are usually applied to accounts beginning in December. You must be income-eligible to apply. Appointments will be scheduled at each of the senior centers beginning in August. If eligible, please be prepared to provide the following for every person in the home: proof of all monthly income, a social security card, and a photo identification card. For more information, call Ann Newton at CPSC, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, or Liz Leclair at NBSC, 410-257-2549 or SPSC, 410-586-2748. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Keep your mind active in August! The Old Bay Caf will offer mind games to keep your mind active during the hot August days. Stay cool with word puzzles on Mixed Up Mondays, nutrition trivia on Trivia Tuesdays, word puzzles on Wacky Words Wednesdays, County trivia on Trivia Thursdays and word-find puzzles on Finding Words Fridays. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Celebrate Lifes a Beach with Dinner and Game Night, Tuesday, July 30, 5 p.m. Enjoy a summer dinner with a delicious hot dog as the main course. Fee: $3 per person. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Sit back and enjoy a classic western at Afternoon at the Movies, Wednesday, July 31, 1 p.m. The viewing audience will choose the movie from several choices. Local Trips Follow the history of America through portraits of individuals at the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 18. The tour highlights include our presidents and first ladies. Lunch will be at the Courtyard Caf. The $40 fee includes transportation, lunch and tour. Appreciate the colors of fall while visiting Thomas Jeffersons home and property, Monticello, in Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, October 10. The trip will include a guided house and garden tour followed by lunch at The Caf at Monticello. There will be free time for relaxing, shopping or exploring other areas of Monticello. The $70 fee includes transportation, tour fee and lunch. Please note: the pick-up times for this trip have been changed: 6 a.m., North Beach Senior Center; 6:30 a.m., Calvert Pines Senior Center; 7 a.m., Southern Pines Senior Center. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Contributions are suggested. For reservations or to cancel your reservations call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, July 29: Pasta Primavera, Tossed Salad, Bread, Cottage Cheese, Peaches Tuesday, July 30: Chicken Rotisserie, Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Lima Beans, Bread, Fruit Wednesday, July 31: Tuna Salad Sandwich, Potato Salad, Vegetables, Strawberries, Shortcake Thursday, August 1: Meat Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Italian Green Beans, Italian Bread, Pineapple Friday, August 2: Pork BBQ on Bun, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Fresh Fruit, Brownie

Is there more to that gut feeling?

By Debra Meszaros CSN Does the physical health of your gut influence your mental and emotional health? Is there more to the old saying Ive got a gut feeling? The answers may lie in the gut-brain connection. More and more of the information surfacing through recent studies are proving that there is much more to the health status of your gut then previously thought. Mainstream medicine is finally accepting and supporting the link between the probiotics (beneficial bacteria) and overall health. Probiotics are known for their immune and digestive support but we are now realizing that they mean much more, that they indeed play a role in the gut-brain connection. The Vagus nerve is the connection, the highway between your gut and your brain. Not only information travels this path, so do beneficial and bad bacteria. The proper balance of beneficial and bad bacteria in your gut affects physical, mental, and emotional aspects of health via this pathway. When a 85/15 ratio of beneficial to bad bacteria is maintained, the foundation for good health is set. When this ratio becomes unbalanced (when bad is greater than 15%) the bad bacteria (Candida) then travels systemicallyoften to the brain. One of proper functions of Candida (of the 15% ratio) is to collect heavy metals, to keep them from your organs; but if candida is in areas where it does not belong, it will collect or transport metals wherever it resides. Cognition can be greatly affected by the misplaced Candida as it clogs cellular function. Mental health conditions like ADD and ADHD often have a systemic Candida situation contributing to the condition. Another interesting discovery is the influence of beneficial bacteria in respect to anxiety and depression. It appears that beneficial bacteria is connected with the function of the insular cortex of the brain, your emotion and sensation center. Practicing a diet that is focused on high vegetable and fiber content supports beneficial bacteria. A diet high in carbohydrates and processed fats negatively affects beneficial bacteria, supporting Candida instead. In particular Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a beneficial bacteria strain, is associated with GABA levels, a neurotransmitter involved in stress management and controlling anxiety and depression. Neurons reside in both your brain and your gut, neurons that produce neurotransmitters like serotonin. Serotonin is involved in mood control, depression, and aggression. The highest concentration of serotonin is in your intestines, not your brain. So the health of your gut is directly associated with serotonin production. This may be one of the reasons antidepressants are often ineffective, because they only control serotonin in the brain, with no effect on the gut. Like many other aspects of health, your diet can have a huge influence. Eliminating sugar, especially fructose, artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, wheat, chlorine, fluoride, and genetically engineered foods can help the body maintain mental and emotional balance. Optimizing your gut health with fermented, unpasteurized foods containing beneficial bacteria without sugars is an ultimate way to reseed your gut with beneficial bacteria. If fermented vegetables, Lassi, Natto, or Kefir is just not your thing, then theres always the option of supplementing with a good quality, multi-strain, probiotic.
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.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013


The Calvert Gazette 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 Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Robert Edwin Mair, 76

Robert Edwin Bob Mair, 76, of Owings passed away July 18, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was born July 31, 1936 in Wolf Point, Montana to Edwin Robert and Florence Marie (Greb) Mair. Bob was raised in Wolf Point and graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1954. He served in the United States Air Force from August 20, 1954 until May 25, 1962, earning the Good Conduct Medal. Bob married Lillian G. Ward on August 26, 1961 and they lived in Suitland until moving to the Ward family farm in Owings in 1962. He was employed as construction superintendent with George C. Martin Construction Company and Skaggs Construction. He retired from construction in 1998 and then worked for Boatlifts Unlimited, Inc. in Deale and Odenton. He was a member of the Carpenters Local 132 in Washington, D.C. and the Forestville Elks Lodge. Bob enjoyed being on the water, especially boating and waterskiing. He also enjoyed reading and watching T.V. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Douglas Mair. Bob is survived by his loving wife Lillian G. (Ward) Mair, daughters Bonnie Sue Dean and husband Scott and Debbie A. Sandlin and husband Chris, and grandchildren Tabitha, Leanna, and Jenna Dean and Tyler Sandlin, all of Owings. Also surviving are a foster son Pat Puckett and wife Dedra of Noblesville, IN and their children Levi and Alana Puckett; and sisters Delores Nelson of Wolf Point, MT and Colleen Mans of Great Falls, MT. A memorial service and celebration of Bobs life will be held Sunday, September 15, at 2:30 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Friendship U.M. Church Building Fund or Hospice of the Chesapeake. To leave condolences visit

William Clifton Smith, 65

William Clifton Bill Smith, 65, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on July 18, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was born September 6, 1947 in Prince Frederick to the late Billy and Betty Smith, and on November 21, 2009, a son; Richard Anthony Stallings also preceded him in death. In 1967 Bill joined the Army and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion Post 238 and the VFW. He returned home in 1969 and worked at the Calvert Independent and also for Uncle Sam at Smith Printing until retiring in 2007. Bill married Karen Frisco on March 20, 1969 in Prince Frederick. They had two children, James Clifton Smith and Sandra Lynn Smith. Grandfather of Samantha Marie and Haley Renee Smith; niece Debbie Lynn Frisco and Mike White, Sister Shirley Foard and her husband Teenie, nephews Tony and David Foard, and cousins who are as close as brothers William Lonnie and Clifton Gregory Smith. He is also survived by many loving family members and friends. The family recieved friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, from 4 to 7 p.m. where services will followed at 7 p.m. Interment was private. On August 31, 2013, 2 p.m. there will be a celebration of Bills life at the American Legion Post #238 in Hughesville, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post # 238 Hughesville.

and Velma Shifflett. Gloria is survived by her husband William B. Mentzel, Sr., sons William B. Mentzel, Jr. and wife Susan of Big Lake, MN, and Daniel J. Mentzel and wife Angie of Canton, Ga. Also surviving are three grandchildren and a sister Eloise Krauss of Baltimore, Md. Family and friends were Friday, July 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., where a funeral service and celebration of Glorias life followed at 10:30 a.m. Interment followed in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. To leave condolences visit

Evelyn Marie Hardesty, 86

Evelyn Marie (Klein) Hardesty, 86, of Friendship, Md., passed away July 16, at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md. She was born February 8, 1927 in Prince Frederick to Harry Joseph and Ella Grierson Klein. Evelyn was raised in Chesapeake Beach and attended public schools in Calvert County, graduating from Calvert High in 1945. She was employed as an administrator with the Census Bureau for over thirty years. Evelyn married Eugene Perry Hardesty, Jr. on June 18, 1948 and has lived in Friendship since. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. Evelyn loved to go shopping, traveling, taking trips to Pennsylvania and going to the Amish Market. She also enjoyed entertaining, hosting family cookouts, and was known for her crab cakes. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Eugene Perry Hardesty, Jr., a sister Theresa Reid and brothers George, Sr., Herbert, Sr. and Harry Klein. Evelyn is survived by a sister Emily M. Dixon of Huntingtown, seventeen nieces and nephews, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received Thursday, July 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. A funeral service and celebration of Evelyns life was held 11 a.m., Friday, July 19 at Friendship U.M. Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Memorial donations in Evelyns name may be made to Friendship Church. To leave condolences visit

Calvert County and attended Northern High School in Owings. In his youth, George worked for his fathers excavation company, Catterton Excavating, which he later owned and operated for thirty years as A1 Excavating and Septic Systems, LLC. He married Karen Sue Brandt on January 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. He enjoyed good food, motorcycles, NASCAR, drag racing, and all sports, especially football and the Baltimore Ravens. George was a hardworking, fun loving family man who will be missed by his family and many friends. George is survived by his loving wife Karen Sue Catterton, sons George Marshall Catterton, Jr. of Huntingtown, Jeffrey William Catterton of Dunkirk and John L. Brandt III, and a daughter Jessica M. Brandt, both of Chesapeake Beach. Also surviving are his parents Doris (Bennett) and George W. Catterton, Jr. of Dunkirk, a brother Mark Catterton of Dunkirk, a sister Michelle Catterton of Pasadena and grandchildren Ryan Daury and Jesse and Hayden Brandt. Family and friends were received Friday, July 19, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated, 10 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Jesus the Divine Word Parish, Huntingtown. Interment was private. To leave condolences, visit

Leroy William Henry Savage Jr., 84

Leroy William Henry Savage, Jr., 84, of Lusby, Md., passed away on July 16, at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md. Leroy was born in Calvert County, Maryland on October 2, 1928. He attended Brooks High School. He worked as a farmer and went on to work for Chesapeake Hills Golf Course and Calvert County Park and Planning. He enjoyed outdoor projects, such as cutting grass and chopping trees. Leroy was well known in the Cove Point community where he attended to the maintenance of many lawns. He also enjoyed watching his favorite television programs and football team, the REDSKINS, battle it out for the win on Sundays. In 2010, he received salvation by accepting Christ as his personal Savior and influenced many by his humbleness and love for the Lord. Leroy is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette of 60 years and by his brother George Savage of Baltimore. He is predeceased by his parents, William Savage and Irene Tawney Savage and two siblings, James and Gertrude. He is lovingly remembered by: his three children, Leroy William Savage Jr. of Baltimore, Albert Savage of North Beach, and Nancy Reynolds of

Gloria Mae Mentzel, 75

Gloria Mae Mentzel, 75, of Huntingtown, Md., passed away July 8, in Marietta, Ga. She was born June 6, 1938 in Baltimore, Md., to James Elmer

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Lusby; thirteen grandchildren, Albert, Jay, Shannon, Karen, Alvin, Antwan, Christopher, Sean, Sequan, Corey, Sade, Latasha, and LaTroy, as well as 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md., with Rev. Irving Beverly officiating. The interment was at Carroll Western Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Md. The pallbearers were Frank Brown, Brian Saar, Charles Weems, Steven Chase, Calvin Chase and Gene Christian. The honorary pallbearers were Rajaun Reynolds, Kendrick Reynolds, Cody Endicott II and Adriane Courtney. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

Jacob Michael Paddy, 23

Jacob Michael Paddy, 23, of St. Leonard died unexpectedly on Friday, July 19. He was born in Annapolis to Ginger Paddy Rosela and Gary Paddy. He was raised in St. Leonard and gradu-

ated from Calvert High School in 2008. Jacob worked as a tire technician at McCarthy Tire in Hughesville. He loved the outdoors and wildlife, a shepherd to Gods tiny creatures. He enjoyed riding his ATV, swimming, fishing, and just walking around the beach. He was a shining star to his family and friends, making those around him feel so very special, often when they needed his touch the most. Jacob is survived by his mother and step-father, Ginger and Tony Rosela of Owings, his father Gary Paddy of St. Leonard, sisters Casey Brown and Amber Paddy of Owings, a brother Nick Paddy of St. Leonard, and step-sisters Allison and Julianne Rosela. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Charlotte Moreland of Annapolis and Ronald and Stephanie Moreland of Vero Beach, FL; his paternal grandfather Franklin Shug Paddy of Harwood, his precious niece and nephew, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends were recieved Monday, July 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., where funeral services and a celebration of Jacobs life was held Tuesday at 11 a.m.. Interment followed in Woodfield Cemetery, Galesville. Memorial donations in Jacobs name may be made to St. James Parish. To leave condolences visit

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Parents will notice some new faces on the pediatric unit at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Dr. Deborah Bear and Dr. Upendra Mahat have recently joined the pediatric hospitalist team at CMH. Their role is to provide round-the-clock coverage for sick children who are admitted. Were proud to welcome Dr. Deborah Bear and Dr. Upendra Mahat to our pediatric hospitalist program, said Dr. Mike Brooks, vice president for medical affairs at the hospital. Their addition brings the team to seven members total. According to Dr. Brooks, the hospitalists are fully trained in pediatrics with a special emphasis on the care of acutely ill children. They are on hand seven days a week and are available anywhere in the hospital that a child needs care, he said. Additionally, they work with families, nursing staff, other doctors and the childs primary care physician to coordinate care.

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Equally important, they are immediately available for emergency deliveries and cesarean sections said Holly Dooley, director of Fetal and Maternal Health Services at CMH. This is very reassuring for the mothers who use our Family Birth Center. They also take care of the newborns in the hospitals nursery. The pediatric hospitalist program has been in place at Calvert Memorial Hospital since 2007. This specialized care is enhanced by the hospitals relationship with Dr. Deborah Hoy of the Georgetown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, who oversees the program. In her role as medical director, she assures that the pediatric care provided at CMH is based on the latest evidence-based medicine. Dr. Brooks said that once a child is discharged and they go home, care is taken over by his or her pediatrician or the family doctor. He said Bear will work exclusively at Calvert Memorial but Mahat will also work part-time with local pediatrician Dr. Bhargesh Mehta, who has offices in Dunkirk and Prince Frederick. Dr. Bear graduated from The George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, DC in 2010 and went on to complete her internship and residency in pediatrics at the Childrens National Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2013. She also has a masters in public health from the George Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Mahat graduated from Tribhuvan University, Universal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal in 2007 and went on to complete his internship and residency in pediatrics at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York in 2013. His special interests include behavioral and neurodevelopment disorders of children.

Pictured are the newest members of the CMH Pediatric Hospitalist Team, Dr. Deborah Bear and Dr. Upendra Mahat.

Couple Makes Historic Commitment to Anne Arundel Medical Center

Edgewater residents John and Cathy Belcher have made an unprecedented and far-reaching minimum $10 million long-term commitment to Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). The Belchers multi-year commitment includes a $1 million outright gift over a period of years and an extraordinary, irrevocable estate gift. We are honored the Belchers believe our service to the community is deserving of this legacy gift, said Tori Bayless, AAMCs president and CEO. Today we are not only celebrating the largest bequest to AAMC but the impact this donation will have on the care we provide many years in the future. To honor the Belchers for their unparalleled foresight and generosity, AAMC will rename the Health Sciences Pavilion the John and Cathy Belcher Pavilion. In addition, the AAMC Foundation will establish the John and Cathy Belcher Society to recognize individuals who bequeath gifts of $100,000 or greater. This donation will help ensure that our families, friends, neighbors and coworkers have access to the finest health care for decades to come, said JoAnn DeCesaris, AAMC Foundation board chair. What a lasting impact on our community. Planned gifts are a powerful way to leave a legacy, said Jan Wood, president, AAMC Foundation, and chief development officer. This generous donation enhances the Belchers commitment to the future of the best medical services for our community. John Belcher is chairman and CEO of the locally headquartered international communications and engineering firm, ARINC, a current member of the AAMC Board of Trustees and past chair of the AAMC Foundation Board of Directors. He also chaired the hospitals Care Like no Other capital campaign, which concluded in 2011 and funded the building that now bears their name.

Local Teachers to Participate in National Education Program

Amy Cox, a teacher at Southern Middle School in Lusby, and Carol Thornton, a teacher at Traceys Elementary School in Traceys Landing, have been selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of July 29 to August 2. Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for a carefully chosen group of K-12 educators to attend one of its five teacher institutes in Washington, D.C. During the five-day program, participants work with Library education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom, while exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the Librarys website. Educators attending the teacher institutes develop primary-sourcebased teaching strategies that they can take back to their school districts, apply in the classroom and pass along to colleagues. Teaching with primary sources is a powerful way to help students ask engaged, probing questions, develop critical-thinking skills, and construct knowledge. All educators can access classroom materials, teaching tools and strategies for teaching with primary sources from the Librarys site for teachers at Applicants to the Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institutes reflect the diversity of the world of K-12 education. Participants in a teacher institute session typically include school library media specialists and school administrators, in addition to classroom teachers. Those selected come from many different states, representing large metropolitan school districts and smaller, rural school districts. The expertise provided by the Library of Congress during the institutes can benefit every level of K-12 education. Primary sources are the raw materials of history original documents and objects that were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. Students working with primary sources become engaged learners while building critical-thinking skills and constructing new knowledge. Teachers working in the Librarys collections will explore the largest online collection of historical artifacts with access to millions of unique primary sources for use in instruction. The Library of Congress, the nations oldest federal cultural institution, is the worlds preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. The Library serves the public, scholars, Members of Congress and their staffsall of whom seek information, understanding and inspiration. Many of the Librarys resources and treasures may also be accessed through the Librarys website at

Cat of the Week

Casey is a very lovely and playful 13-month-old teenager. She has been with CAWL since she was about 8 weeks old. Casey is an active little girl and very lovable. Casey is very nosey and loves dogs. Come to the Calvert Animal Welfare League Prince Frederick Md. Friday Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see Casey. You can also call for information 410-535-9300.


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Who can come?
Everyone! Invite your neighbors, family, co-workers and friends. (Please note that pets are welcome, but the pavement is often too hot this time of year for dogs sensitive feet.)

Beat the Heat with the Leonardtown Beach Party on the Square
Maria Fleming PR & Event Coordinator Commissioners of Leonardtown Is the heat getting to you? Running out of things to do with the kids? Dont want to get away by sitting on the Bay Bridge for an hour? Come over to St. Marys County, as Leonardtown has some relief for you! Saturday, August 3 marks the 11th Annual Beach Party on the Square, hosted by the Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Leonardtown Business Association. What started off as a cool idea has grown into an annual event that averages 4,000 visitors playing in the sand, running through a giant water sprinkler, strolling through the Town Square and kayaking along Breton Bay. This free, family-friendly evening of fun was the brain child of Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator, Roger Mattingly, Councilmember, and Danny OConnor, local business owner, who during another rained out event started envisioning the possibilities of turning the Square into an end-of-summer Beach Party, complete with sand, hula dancers and palm trees. The transformation was surprising and successful, and created a new annual event.

Watch for the Beach Party sticker on the front page of the Calvert Gazette on August 1st for details on how to register to win a
The most notable of Beach Party activities is the Leonardtown and Lexington Park Rotary Clubs Running of the Balls, now in its third year as a part of Beach Party. Numbered golf balls are purchased for $5 each (or 5 for $20) and then up to 5,000 balls are released down Fenwick Street Hill chasing each other through a 350 foot track and into a tube at the bottom of the hill. The first 30 balls into the tube win a series of prizes including this years top prize of $1,500 cash. The Rotary Clubs receive donations and prizes from generous sponsors and all the proceeds go to the various charities they support, including the Literacy Council of St. Marys , Christmas in April, A Community That Shares, Hospice of St. Marys and their signature project, Service with a Smile, that supplies local third graders with fluoride rinse for healthy teeth. Balls can be adopted from Leonardtown & Lexington Park Rotary Club members, any business where you see a Running of the Balls poster, during the August First Friday, August 2 from 5 8 PM, and at the Rotary Booth on Fenwick Street during Beach Party on the Square. T-shirts are also available for $15 each. For

When is it?

Saturday, August 3 from 4 to 9 p.m.

How much?

Shopping Spree!
more information please visit www.,, and It wasnt until recently that Beach Party moved its date to the first Saturday after the first Friday in August to coincide with the Leonardtown Business Associations First Fridays celebrations and make a whole Beach Party weekend. Since the partnership started, First Friday has had live music on the Square and a raffle sponsored by the Leonardtown Business Association. For more information and a complete list of prizes, please visit So, if youre looking for a great way to round out your summer, you dont have far to go. Bring the whole family to Leonardtown for First Friday on August 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m. and Beach Party on the Square on Saturday, August 3 from 4 to 9 p.m. for good fun, good food and good memories.


Admission, parking and event sponsored entertainment are all FREE. But you will want to bring some money for delicious food, unique local products and art, kayaking, pony rides and supporting local charity drives, including the Running of the Balls!

Where to park?

Public lots in Town along Courthouse Drive and Park Avenue, or park at College of Southern Maryland and take the shuttle into Town Square. Handicap parking available along Park Avenue by the Best Western Hotel and in the Courthouse parking lot.

What to Bring?

Swimsuit we recommend wearing it under your clothes so you are ready to jump under the fire hose, go down the waterslide or brave Breton Bay on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Towel to dry off if youre planning to ride the shuttle back to the Square Sunglasses and sunscreen this IS the beach after all! Comfortable shoes - there is a lot to see and do dont miss a thing!

How is it Free?

Beach party on the Square is sponsored in part by The Town of Leonardtown, The Leonardtown Business Association and each of the following generous local businesses: Winegardner Auto, Quality Built Homes, Two Guys Collision Center, MedStar St. Marys Hospital, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, College of Southern Maryland, The St. Marys County and Maryland State Arts Councils, Great Mills Trading Post, Papa Johns Pizza, and St. Marys Macaroni Kid. It is staffed by volunteers. If you wish to help support the event, please email the event coordinator,

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Hosts Warrior Fun Run and Sail
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce hosting their inaugural Warrior Fun Run and Sail event. In partnership with the Navy Pax River Chiefs, a Warrior 5K Fun Run/3K Fun Walk, Warrior Boat Parade and Fouled ,Anchor Regatta event will be held on Solomons Island, August 31. All proceeds will go to our local wounded warriors and Patuxent Habitats veterans repair programs. Each registrant who signs up for one or both the Fun Run and the Regatta will be invited guests to attend the Warrior BBQ Dinner and Concert Party, which will be held at the Navy Recreation Center in Solomons. The Dinner and Concert Party will host the Navy Band, Country Current Blue Grass Ensemble. The USO bus from Washington, D.C. will be providing activities for children. The Warrior 5K Run/3K Walk will start at 8 a.m. and finish at the Calvert Marine Museum. The USO bus will also be present at the Museum providing fun and activities while families participate in the race. Additionally, the Calvert Marine Museum is offering all runner/walker participants to show your race bib at the door and receive a free admission with any paid guest(s) on Saturday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 10 a.m. runner/walker registrants and spectators alike will be able to watch the Warrior Boat Parade from the Solomons boardwalk. Sailboats in the Regatta, powerboats, along with the Solomons Fire Department and Coastguard will be showcasing their boats for the public. At 11 a.m. the Fouled Anchor Regatta will begin. If youve never seen a sailboat race from land or experienced one on the water, this is a great opportunity for you to do just that! Sailboats of all sizes and experience are welcome to come out for a fun day on the water filled with exciting sailboat racing. The Organizing Authority of the Fouled Anchor Regatta is the Southern Maryland Sailing Association (SMSA), Inc. and with their involvement, this Regatta proves to be a FUN and professionally run race! At 3 p.m. the Warrior BBQ Dinner and Concert Party will be held at the Navy Recreation Center in Solomons. Dinner of pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans and soda/ water will be provided by the Chief Petty Officers from NAS Patuxent River. The USO will be providing hot dogs and snacks for children under 13 along with more fun-filled activities. The cost of the 5K Run/3K Walk registration is $30. The registration cost for the Regatta is $40 for boats 21 ft and over, and $20 for boats 20 ft and under. Each paid registrant will receive a Warrior T-Shirt, Warrior BBQ Dinner ticket and Warrior BBQ Dinner and Concert Party Event Pass for base access. Packet pick up for both events will take place on Friday, August 30 at 5 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Sailing Association located at 14490 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons Island, MD 20688. If you would like to become a sponsor for this event, please contact Patuxent Habitat for Humanity at 301-8636227. Patuxent Habitat welcomes all donation sizes as they go to help our active duty, veteran and wounded warrior community. Please see for all registration and information details.

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Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, July 25
Justin Myles Experience Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) - 8 p.m. DJ Charlie Thompson Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 26
Some Assembly The West Lawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) -7:30 to 10 p.m. Bar Dogs Quades Store (36786 Bushwood Wharf Road, Bushwood Wharf) - 8 to 11 p.m. Smoke Creek Rounders Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) - 8 p.m.

Searching for Musicians

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Alchemical Records next gig is at the Prince Frederick Library for the first ever library-sponsored music industry seminar. In its inaugural meeting, the goal of this years seminar is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn and network through the music industry, according to coordinator Robyn Truslow. Working with Alchemical Records founder Daniel Hill, Truslow has gathered a range of industries representing different sides of the music industry to educate those interested in pursuing music as a career on their expectations of artists as well as offer advice in goal setting. Alchemical Records is an independent label, founded by Hill in 2009. Hill strived to become a musician since he was 14 years old. As a label, Alchemical Records has the ability to book bands, build websites, schedule recording, publish and promote the artists they represent. The function of a label, Hill said, is to represent a variety of artists with similar genres and common goals as musicians. He chose to start his own label because there was no one else available to mentor younger artists. As an independent label, Alchemical Records has more control over time and the type of music preformed. They also have the ability to focus on individual artists, as well as share and grow resources without them having to claim the label itself. It is nave to think that just because you play, someone will hire you, Hill said, adding that it is unfortunate that there are so many misconceptions about the amount of work it actually takes to get signed. He wants to become a voice for younger artists. Hill hopes that with the help of the Music Seminar, he will be able to reach out to people with a genuine interest in advancing themselves in their music. Not only as performers but also as managers, sound engineers, photographers and cover artists as well because, it all is necessary to keep growing an building, Hill said. There are ten speakers scheduled to make an appearance at the seminar, as a way for people to get a variety of perspectives in a general, broad information session. Hill believes that people are actually willing to help each other in the music industry, but that there is not enough information readily available for people to know where to go for help. Hill also hopes to prepare someone for reality. The music industry, he said, is not an easy place to make a break. Most labels have a specific type of look and sound in their heads beforehand and although a band may be good, if they do not fit the set image, they may not get a chance. Alchemical Records is represented as a rock label, but because rock is such a broad term, they can be flexible in their music, with styles ranging from alternative to having a country or bluegrass feel to it. While there is not a ton of money to back it up, as Hill states, Alchemical is still looking to represent more people. Hill believes that there is hope, that if youre willing to put everything into it, it is possible. The Annual Music Industry Seminar, hosted by Calvert Library, will take place on Saturday, July 27, at the Prince Frederick branch library, 850 Costley Way, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 410-535-0291.

Saturday, July 27
Kappa and Paul The West Lawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) -7:30 to 10 p.m. Bar Dogs Dennis Point Marina (46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden) -7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Colliders Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) - 8 p.m. Downtown Tunes: The Piranhas Leonardtown Restaurants (Leonardtown square)- 6 to 9 p.m. David Flood Spinnakers Restaurant (16244 Millers Wharf RdRidge)- 6 to 10 p.m.

Monday, July 29
Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30
Justin Myles Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) - 7 p.m. $2 Tuesday Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 11 a.m.

Wednesday, July 31
Super Magic Man Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) - 6 to 8 p.m. Wolfs Blues Jam Londontowne Pub (726 Londontowne Rd., Edgewater) 8 p.m. $6 Burgers DB McMillans (23415 Three Notch Rd., California) 11 a.m. Team Trivia Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood) 7 p.m.


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Jeffrey Silberschlag, music director

2013 SEASON!

JULY 12 Everybodys Singing

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JUNE 21 Night in Vienna or Hornacopia

LV Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 Von Suppe Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna Haydn Cello Concerto no. 2 Julian Schwarz, cello soloist CM Weber Der Freischutz Overture J. Strauss, Jr Roses from the South J. Strauss, Jr Emperor Waltzes R. Rodgers Sound of Music Selections J. Strauss, Jr On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Julian Schwarz

Larry Vote, guest conductor with Bob MacDonald, baritone the RCS Choir and the Chesapeake Orchestra An Evening of music by Aaron Copland


JULY 19 Going Baroque

Bob MacDonald


Sheryl-Marie Dunaway

JUNE 28 Peter, that Wolf, & other wild things

Bryan Bourne

Guest Narrator-Sheryl-Marie Dunaway B. Adolphe Tyrannosaurus Sue: A cretaceous Concerto Bryan Bourne, trombone soloist as T-REX Sue A. Copland Quiet City Zachary Silberschlag, trumpet soloist Mark Christianson, english horn soloist S. Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf

Jos Cueto

Featured artists: Jos Cueto, Regino Madrid, & Fatma Daglar GF Handel Water Music JS Bach Double Concerto for 2 violins and strings G. Telemann Concerto for 3 trumpets JS Bach Double Concerto for violin and Oboe and strings GF Handel Royal Fireworks Music


JULY 26 A Jazzy Finale: with Swingin Sara Gray

Music by Duke Ellington Count Basie Harry James Benny Goodman Sting

A tradition of warmth, a commitment to value

Chesapeake Orchestra Big Band with Sara Gray

Stevie Wonder Nora Jones Antonio Carlos Jobim Burt Bacharach

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JULY 5 A Star Spangled Night with a Musical Tribute to the Sea plus Fireworks!
Reservations Recommended 410-326-9900 LIVE JAZZ ON WEEKENDS


Regino Madrid

Jennifer Page

J. Williams Superman B. Britten Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes Richard Rodgers Victory at Sea E. Korngold The Sea Hawk Songs of the Sea, Jennifer Page, vocalist M. Gould Yankee Doodle
Sara Gray

Series Sponsors Arts Alliance of St. Marys College of Maryland BAE Systems G & H Jewelers Maryland State Arts Council MetroCast Communications Smartronix, Inc. St. Marys County Arts Council Wyle Phocus Video

Concert Sponsors Booz Allen Hamilton Bowhead Science and Technology Cherry Cove Computer Sciences Corporation DCS Corporation GE Aviation Eagle Systems Engility Corporation Giant Food Nell Elder Design OBrien Realty Raytheon Slack Wines Target Taylor Gas Co. Inc. Toyota of Southern Maryland

Wednesday - Saturday 5:00 - 10:00 PM Sunday 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Prime Rib Crabcakes Pasta 14415 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688

Concerts start at 7PM on the Townhouse Greens at St. Marys College of Maryland Visit for concert information

Wednesday, July 24
Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series: Beach Music Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa 4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. For more information, call 866-312-5596 or visit www. Vacation Bible School Union Church of North Beach,8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade Register on site

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Vacation Bible School Union Church of North Beach, 8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade Register on site

Thursday, July 25
Little Minnows: Sharks, No Bones about It! 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, 10 to 11 a.m. Study the amazing adaptations of sharks. See a dogfish shark up close and learn more about these amazing creatures. For children 3 5 years from: 11 to 12 noon. Pre-registration suggested, call 410-3262042 ext. 41. Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series: Tribute Bands 4165 Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. 866-312-5596 www.chesapeakeEnjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. Open Mic Night Calvert Library Price Frederick, 7 p.m. Dig your creative out of the closet and bring it to the library! Calvert Library Prince Frederick will host you and your muse at an Open Mic.Whether you need to sing the blues, have a song in your heart, or just want to share the beat, sign up for a five minute slot.All creative genres are welcomepoetry, drumming, spoons, micro-

fiction, drama the skys the limit! This event is a warm up to the first Annual Music Industry Seminar (AMIS) to be held all day on Saturday, July 27 at the library. This entertaining and informative event is presented in coordination with Alchemical Records, which is based in southern Maryland. AMIS will feature speakers from around the U.S. and offer an opportunity for music industry professionals to network with and mentor persons seeking to establish a career in the music industry. Presenters will cover a variety of topics including the current state of the music industry, setting realistic goals, presenting yourself professionally, recording, performing, producing, engineering, graphic design, branding, online marketing and social media development. According to Robyn Truslow, Public Relations Coordinator for Calvert Library, This event is another component of our commitment to the maker communitywhether we are making music, authoring books, writing computer code, building robots, sewing quilts, knitting scarves, or even building community. I was thrilled when Dan [Hill, owner of Alchemical Records] asked to partner for this event. Hes done all the heavy lifting and has put together a very impressive day. For more information, call the Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or check the website at calvert. Tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that houses more than 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. Visitors can get up close and personal with our conservators and collections. Group tours are offered year round for a small fee. Call 410-586-8501 or email for more information. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit

Saturday, July 27
Lore Oyster House Day 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, 1 to 4 p.m. Experience life and work in an oyster packing house: practice with oyster tongs off of the seawall, try your hand at lifting a fully loaded oyster basket. In the shucking room, shuck oysters and sing work songs wearing your apron and gloves in your shucking stall; find out how much you could earn shucking. Learn about oyster biology from our giant oyster, Rock-y-feller. Find out how to help restore the Crassostrea Virginica oyster from the Southern Maryland Oyster Cultivation Society. FREE. Dee of St. Marys Public Cruise 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, 2 to 4 p.m. Leaving from the Lore Oyster House. Enjoy sailing the Patuxent River aboard this iconic skipjack with Captain Ed. Learn about the life of a working waterman. $25 per person, pre-registration required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41. Space is limited. Maritime Performance Series presents Pyrates Royale. 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, 7 p.m. Pirates Royale have been creating music and mayhem since 1986. A favorite at the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, when they take to the stage with their rollicking, bawdy tunes you will definitely want to be on deck with grog glass firmly at the ready. Doors open at 6:00: lite bites by Lotus Kitchen, beer and wine available for sale in the lobby. Tickets are $10 at the door, cash or check only. No advance sales. Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa 4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 6:30 to 10:45 p.m. Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. For more information, call 866-312-5596 or visit www.

Friday, July 26
Friday Night Farmers Market, Classic Car Cruise-in and Art Fair 5th through 7th streets and Bay Avenue, North Beach, 6 to 9 p.m. The place to be every Friday, May through October! This weekly market offers seasonal delights from local farms including fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers and bedding plants. You can sample the wines from Calvert County wineries and purchase by the glass or bottle. Classic car enthusiasts can enjoy some of the coolest vehicles in the area at the Classic Car Cruise-In. The Art Fair promotes a vibrant art culture through the support of passionate local artists. The North Beach Art Fair program helps community-based artists and art organizations make locally produced art available to community residents and visitors. For more information, call 301-8556681 or visit Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series: DJs Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa 4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. For more information, call 866-312-5596 or visit www. Vacation Bible School Union Church of North Beach,8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade Register on site

Library Events
Thursday, July 25
Can You Dig It? Calvert Library Fairview Branch (Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings) 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn about the world beneath your feet. The program features a related story, craft, and snack each week. For children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Registration not required. 410-257-2101 Can You Dig It? Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn about the world beneath your feet. The program features a related story, craft and snack each week. For children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Registration not required. 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Open Mic Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your guitar, drums, ukulele, lyrics, poetry or whatever to share! Or just come to listen! Sign up for a 5-minute spot if you want to perform. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Teen Summer Book Blitz Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 7 to 8:30 p.m. Trapped by Michael Northrop. Seven high-school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive. Join us for activities, refreshments and discussion. The first ten participants to register will receive a free copy of the book. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 agents and fans to answer questions and network! Sponsored by Alchemical Records and Calvert Library with support from Garrett Music Academy. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Summer Storytime Calvert Library Interim Southern Branch (13920 H.G. Trueman Road, Solomons) 10 to 10:30 a.m. Children enjoy books and language through short stories, songs, fingerplays and flannel stories. No registration required. 410-326-5289

Friday, July 26
On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Monday, July 29
Monday Morning Movies Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for movies and a story. Well complete a coloring sheet too. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, July 27
Annual Music Industry Seminar Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spend the day at the library learning about the current state of the music industry, setting realistic career goals and projections, presenting yourself professionally, and DIY methods. We will have bands, artists, photographers, producers, sound engineers, labels, promoters, venue owners, journalists, booking

Tuesday, July 30
Summer Storytime Calvert Library Prince Frederick (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) 10 to 10:30 a.m. Children enjoy 30 minutes of books and language through short stories, songs, fingerplays and flannel stories. No registration required. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862


Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Calvert Gazette

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Real Estate for Sale

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

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Large 2BDRM apartment with sep kitchen and living room area. 20mins from Waldorf and Lexington Park. Electric included with monthly rent. Pets are allowed, no yard access. Price: $1200. Call 301-399-0413 or email Prince Frederick, Maryland (Calvert County). Nice room in private home with 2 closets and storage area. Less than 1 mile to all shopping, and CSM. Public transportation across the street. Includes utilities, AC, WIFI, and cable. Available immediately. Call Rick 443968-4727. Rent: $600.00

Local Refuse Company is looking for a P/T Driver w/CDL class B for Roll-Off and rear load Trash Truck, must have a least 2 years experience. Some knowledge of heavy equipment good but not necessary. Must have own transportation. 301-855-3078. We are looking for a full time cashier/ receptionist to begin immediately! Seeking a very responsible, outgoing, self-motivated team player with great customer service skills! Experience is plus! We offer excellent benefits including health care, competitive salary (with experience), paid holidays/vacations and a fun work environment! If you are interested, please contact Turk at #301449-5900 or email your resume to turk@

Carpenter needed for a local Home remodeling company. Must know all the aspects of home remodeling. Send resume to dipietricontractors@ or fax to (301)855-2584 General contractor seeks excavator, block & finisher for addition project in Calvert County. Applicants must pass background check and have at least 5 years experience. Subcontractors must be licensed and insured. Please call Mid Atlantic Contractors 410-414-3100. Happy Faces Early Learning Center has openings for a School-Age teacher and an Infant/Toddler teacher. Applicants will be required to be energetic team-players. Flexibility is a must. We will consider applicants looking for Full and/or Part-Time work. Applicants may apply in person, email a resume, or fax a resume to 301-374-9077. **Only qualified applicants need apply.

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Older 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 3 story house with a large living room with fireplace and separate dining room. Family room with fireplace in finished basement that can be used as 3rd bedroom. Please email if interested. References required. Rent: $1000.

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